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XBLAFans 2011 Game of the Year awards
7 years ago

XBLAFans 2011 Game of the Year awards

2010 was a pretty great year for XBLA games. It’s hard to think it could be topped. Yet here we are at the end of 2011 with a crop of games that are arguably even better than last year. XBLA has continued to grow throughout 2011 and the diversity of games continues to rise.

We saw the year kick off with unique games like ilomilo, zeit2, and Stacking and it ends with impressive titles like Dungeon Defenders, Joe Danger: Special Edition and Trine 2. We’ve come a long way since the days of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved.

As a result this year’s XBLAFans Game of the Year awards were even more hotly contested than last year, with a few of the categories coming down to just a couple of votes. The list of nominees for the grand prize was almost excessive and could easily have gone into double digits. So without further ado, we are proud to present the second annual XBLAFans Game of the Year awards. Read More

XBLAFans Monthly Roundup (November 2011)
7 years ago

XBLAFans Monthly Roundup (November 2011)

Hey guys, we’re bringing you a new feature that’s simple and helpful in nature, the XBLAFans Monthly Roundup! This as well as other features will be seen a lot more should all things go accordingly, and we’ll even have some new ones on the way, so stay tuned because there’s a lot of awesome in the works here at XBLAFans.

If it wasn’t obvious by the title, this post will be your one-stop-shop to anything that happened this month with links to all our posts and excerpts where applicable. That means news, reviews, guides, features, interviews, podcasts, and even a recount of releases and sales data. Hit the jump for so many links you’ll never not know something about XBLA current events again! Read More

Gamasutra’s XBLA sales analysis: October 2011
7 years ago

Gamasutra’s XBLA sales analysis: October 2011

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Gamasutra’s October Xbox Live Arcade sales analysis hit us up this past weekend. Last month saw 11 new releases, with genres ranging from sports to tower defense. The top …
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War of the Worlds review (XBLA)
7 years ago

War of the Worlds review (XBLA)

War of the Worlds was developed by Other Ocean Interactive and published by Paramount Digital Entertainment. It was released October 12, 2011 for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

You don’t see many book adaptations on Xbox Live Arcade if any at all. But Other Ocean Interactive decided to make a platformer based off one of the most famous novels and radio broadcasts ever with The War of the Worlds. Based off of the H.G. Wells book, you play as Arthur who’s coming home in early 50’s London when the alien apocalypse happens. As you rush through the chaotic streets of pedestrians running for their lives, you must race to find your wife and brother to make sure they’re safe.

The game is a rotoscope animated platformer similar to games like Out of This World or the original Prince of Persia. You must carefully run and jump off platformers at the right time in order to achieve the jump. Coincidentally enough, making precise jumps and movements is actually harder than the aliens themselves and sets us up for what we’ll have to deal with for the entire game.

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XBLAFancast Episode 36
7 years ago

XBLAFancast Episode 36

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We decided to skip the news this week, since there really wasn’t much that would make for good podcast discussion. Thankfully we all played a lot of XBLA and boy to we talk about it, can you believe we were worried we’d have a short show?

So, if you want to hear us talk about all of last weeks XBLA releases as well as a fewer other things, such as Orcs Must Die! and Trenched then this is the podcast for you!

Please subscribe, comment, review the podcast on iTunes and tell your friends! We appreciate it! Check us out on twitter (@XBLAFans) where you can win codes for games, give us feedback or just ask a question.

Big thanks again to Chris Green for the awesome theme music, be sure to check out his site BlurredEdge and why not follow him on twitter too @BlurredEdge.

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Second War of the Worlds dev diary reminds us of the looming invasion
7 years ago

Second War of the Worlds dev diary reminds us of the looming invasion

Other Ocean Interactive has released the second developer diary for their upcoming videogame adaption of the literary classic, War of the Worlds. The clip gives us a behind the …
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The War of the Worlds launch trailer breaches XBLA

From what we’ve seen from screenshots and video diaries, The War of the Worlds is shaping up to be an XBLA game worth noting. Based on the H.G. Wells …
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New and coming soon to XBLA: October 19
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New and coming soon to XBLA: October 19

The latest Xbox marketplace schedule has been published by Major Nelson and we are happy to tell you there will be lots to keep you busy. Today’s …
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War of the Worlds Diary 3 invades the interweb
7 years ago

War of the Worlds Diary 3 invades the interweb

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Other Ocean Interactive has released the third video diary promoting the upcoming, War of the Worlds game. Based on the classic novel by H.G. Wells, the videogame adaption puts …
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