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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
8 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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XBLA Wednesday: September 12
8 years ago

XBLA Wednesday: September 12

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In the mood for solving crime or beating up thugs for messing up your hair? XBLA Wednesday has got something for both of those appetites this week. First up, …
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Double Dragon Neon celebrating the 80’s on September 12
8 years ago

Double Dragon Neon celebrating the 80’s on September 12

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WayForward have been hard at work on a lot of projects, with this year’s XBLA offering in the form of the 80’s throwback Double Dragon Neon. We’ve previewed the …
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Double Dragon Neon video shows reboot is not just for 80s kids
8 years ago

Double Dragon Neon video shows reboot is not just for 80s kids

More details are surfacing for Double Dragon Neon, the upcoming reboot of old school arcade brawler Double Dragon. In from the new video from G4 we learn that along with …
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Double Dragon: Neon hitting XBLA this July
9 years ago

Double Dragon: Neon hitting XBLA this July

Everybody loves Double Dragon, brothers Billy (sometimes even Bimmy) & Jimmy Lee are coming back to XBLA in a neon-infused edition. Entitled Double Dragon: Neon and developed by WayForward who are no strangers to 2D-style games from last year’s Bloodrayne: Betrayal and Aliens: Infestation on the Nintendo DS. The 80s motif is heavy in the game from the lifebars to the high fives. The plot of the game involves Marian being kidnapped by an enemy called Skullmageddon which is pretty amazing. In with the 80s presentation is the music is filled with synth and guitar solos and you’ll be able to unlock more songs to beat up people in. Check out some screenshots and concept art after the jump and blast your Poison album as you wait for this to come out in July.
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Name your price for the BloodRayne: Betrayal soundtrack

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We didn’t have a lot of great things to say in our review of BloodRayne: Betrayal when it released last week, but one of the things we did love …
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BloodRayne Betrayal review (XBLA)
9 years ago

BloodRayne Betrayal review (XBLA)

BloodRayne Betrayal was developed by Wayforward Technologies and published by Majesco Entertainment. It was released on September 7, 2011 and retails for 1200 MSP.  A copy of the game was provided for review purposes.

You may not have heard of BloodRayne before so let us fill you in. The BloodRayne series consisted of a pair of fairly average action games on the last generation of consoles. There were also a pair of incredibly bad movies, helmed by noted video game movie-murderer Uwe Boll. BloodRayne gained at least a little attention for it’s somewhat unique premise of a sexy half vampire fighting nazis using her arm mounted blades. As the name implies, there was also a lot of blood.

So it came as a surprise when it was announced WayForward were working on a new BloodRayne game for Xbox Live Arcade. BloodRayne was known for it’s over the top violence and scantily clad protagonist Rayne. WayForward’s last notable console game was A Boy and His Blob, a game which was downright adorable, to the extent that it had a button just for hugging! It didn’t seem like a particularly good match, but once we saw some trailers of the game and got a glimpse of the art style and animation we were left wondering. Now we’ve played through BloodRayne Betrayal, we are still left wondering…

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BloodRayne: Betrayal mysteriously delayed down under
9 years ago

BloodRayne: Betrayal mysteriously delayed down under

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Majesco and Wayforward released their side-scrolling action title BloodRayne: Betrayal all around the world on Xbox Live Arcade earlier this week…except down under. The game mysteriously never made it …
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Bloodrayne: Betrayal bleeds earlier in September
9 years ago

Bloodrayne: Betrayal bleeds earlier in September

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If you were bummed by the delay of BloodRayne: Betrayal, know that your blood craving is coming sooner than expected. The official BloodRayne Twitter now tells us we’ll only …
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