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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition Review – A Genie with a Big package!
1 year ago

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition Review – A Genie with a Big package!

Shantae certainly has come a long way since her debut on the Game Boy Color back in 2002. The series has seen the release of 4 unique games in the 16 …
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Mystik Belle review: Not quite a symphony of the night
2 years ago

Mystik Belle review: Not quite a symphony of the night

Mystic Belle is an action adventure game that takes place in Hagmore School of Witchcraft. You play as Belle MacFae, a student wrongly accused of messing up the Walpurgisnacht Brew. …
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The Mummy: Demastered review: Embalmed
2 years ago

The Mummy: Demastered review: Embalmed

I don’t think anyone was expecting, nor asking for, a game based on Universal Pictures’ ultimately-panned summer blockbuster, The Mummy. Here we are months later with The Mummy Demastered, a …
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Tuesday new releases: December 20, 2016
3 years ago

Tuesday new releases: December 20, 2016

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Two big new games released today making it seem as though this will be a good week for new Xbox One games even though it’s getting quite late in the year. …
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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse: A seaworthy adventure
3 years ago

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse: A seaworthy adventure

Shantae has become a successful platformer since its debut in 2002. The antics of the hair whipping half-genie heroine have now made their way to this generation of consoles. Building …
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Ducktales Remastered explores the African Mines
6 years ago

Ducktales Remastered explores the African Mines

Capcom’s upcoming Ducktales Remastered continues its waddle toward an eventual September 11 release. In the meantime, the fine folks bringing Duckburg back into the spotlight forge ahead, showing off the …
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Ducktales Remastered sends a postcard from the snowy Himalayas
6 years ago

Ducktales Remastered sends a postcard from the snowy Himalayas

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Capcom’s HD revival of a certain duck-centric cult classic is right around the corner, and in preparation for the approaching release of Ducktales Remastered, we’ve received a postcard reminding us of the adventures in store. Duckburg’s loveable pilot Launchpad McQuack sends his regards from high atop the snow-capped Himalayas, in search of the Crown of Gengis Khan to presumably cast into Scrooge’s money bin – though it belongs in a museum.

Ducktales Remastered has been rebuilt from the ground up based on the 8-bit skeleton of 1990’s Ducktales. The levels, the music, even some of the original voice actors all make a return with spruced up aesthetics and a host of new content to flesh out the experience. Ducktales Remastered’s adventure begins September 11 on Xbox Live Arcade, priced at 1200 MSP. To check out Launchpad’s digital how-ya-doing, hit the jump for the trailer.

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PAX East: DuckTales Remastered: The sound of nostalgia
6 years ago

PAX East: DuckTales Remastered: The sound of nostalgia

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If PAX East 2013 is remembered for anything, it will undoubtedly be the contagion that swept the showroom floor. It wasn’t some handshake-induced strain that whipped through attendees and across the vast reaches of the internet. It was something far more potent: the long-dreamed resurrection of DuckTales and its infectious tune, spreading with airborne hums and whistles. By day’s end nowhere was safe, and among the eager mobs huddled around Capcom’s display booth hoping to catch a glimpse of their childhoods, it was ground zero.

When sounds of the infectious DuckTales Remastered theme song caught the ear of XBLAFans, we naturally investigated. We were intent on finding the culprit, daring to believe rumors of the nostalgic possibilities at the end of the line. What we found was Capcom Senior Product Marketing Manager Matt Dahlgren manning an arcade machine surrounded by toe-tapping onlookers and a flurry of questions.

“The whole game has been built from the ground up. They did start with the 8-bit version but everything’s been layered on top of it,” said Dahlgren, speaking of developer WayForward Technologies. “It has hand-drawn and animated sprites – the game looks like the cartoon.”

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Ducktales Remastered announced for Summer 2013

The original NES Ducktales game was one of the gems of the era, an incredible platformer designed by the creator of Megaman, Keiji Inafune. It contained one of the …
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Newsbits: XBLA Family Gold pack discontinued, soundtracks, and developer news
6 years ago

Newsbits: XBLA Family Gold pack discontinued, soundtracks, and developer news

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  • The Xbox Live Family Gold pack is no longer available. Originally introduced in November 2010, the four-pack of year-long Gold memberships was a popular deal among families, allowing discounted membership as well as Family Center content management. (Via Joystiq)
  • TimeGate studios, developers of Aliens: Colonial Marines and XBLA’s Section 8: Prejudice, recently underwent layoffs. Twenty-five employees were laid off. The president of the studio, Adel Chaveleh, confirmed to Polygon. “This is never easy, and we’re doing all we can to assist those developers affected.” Sources told Polygon that the layoffs were a result of the game getting many negative reviews and lack of a publishing deal.
  • Starting this month,Microsoft will be selling a 320 GB media hard drive and as an added bonus, a few games will be included on the drive. Major Nelson reports that XBLA titles Ms. Splosion Man and Pinball FX (with Sorcerer’s Lair) will be included, as well as the 360 title Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The drive will be available for $129.99.
  • Runner 2 is known for its flashy graphics, quick game play and fun music. Now fans can purchase music from the game with the Runner Extended Play album on Disasterpiece. The album is composed of five different tunes ranging from 30-34 seconds in length. The price starts at $1 for all five tracks, but buyers can elect to pay more as they see fit.

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