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Free Portal Knights trial coming to Xbox One this month
1 year ago

Free Portal Knights trial coming to Xbox One this month

The award-winning Portal Knights from 505 Games and Keen Games, is making its way to Xbox One. The sandbox adventure RPG, will be getting a free trial from April 20 …
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Alien city building sim Aven Colony coming to Xbox One
1 year ago

Alien city building sim Aven Colony coming to Xbox One

Team 17 along with a team of veteran game developers under the studio name of Mothership Entertainment, have announced Aven Colony for Xbox One. The game is set to provide …
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Dex receives a new Xbox One Demo + Giveaway!
1 year ago

Dex receives a new Xbox One Demo + Giveaway!

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Dex released on Xbox One back in July of last year, however, Publisher BadLand Games has added a new demo on Xbox One that introduces never before seen story elements …
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Project Scorpio Final Specs Revealed
1 year ago

Project Scorpio Final Specs Revealed

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Microsoft has been relatively quiet regarding Project Scorpio since its E3 conference last year, but today Digital Foundry revealed the final specs of Project Scorpio. Rich Leadbetter, the founder of Digital …
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We Happy Few set to hit the silverscreen thanks to new movie deal
1 year ago

We Happy Few set to hit the silverscreen thanks to new movie deal

We Happy Few is the latest videogame to get it’s own movie. The game, which is currently available through the Xbox One Game Preview Program, caught the eye of transmedia …
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Wednesday new releases: April 5, 2017
1 year ago

Wednesday new releases: April 5, 2017

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With three new releases today there is plenty to cover so let’s get started right away. First up is Enter the Gungeon, a rapid paced gun fight dungeon crawler, from Dodge Roll. …
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Shank hands on preview
8 years ago

Shank hands on preview

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While Shank may still be referred to in some circles as an indie darling, the game packs a whole lot of production value. What may have started as a homemade knife, has been proven to be one gracefully elegant weapon. The title’s story is penned by Marianne Krawczyk, author of God of War. The game itself is presented in 9 layers of HD parallax taking art direction cues from Jeff Agala, creative director on the project and creator of Cartoon Network Original Series Atomic Betty. The game is being published by EA Partners, who is responsible for EA’s dealings with People Can Fly (Bulletstorm), Valve (Orange Box), Harmonix (Rock Band Franchise), and more. To call all of that indie, just doesn’t cut it.

That isn’t to say Shank has lost its indie roots. Klei CEO Jamie Cheng and Jeff Agala set out to make an adrenaline filled action fest that would also push the boundaries on how digitally distributed games are made. The game mixes and blends genres, as it feels part spaghetti western, part grind house film. Jamie Cheng described the plot to us as a “pulp fiction revenge story through and through.” The main character feels like a total badass combination of Stallone from Rambo and Brock Sampson from Venture Brothers. All in all, it’s a thrilling concoction of just epic ingredients you can only expect to see with the complete freedom of an indie studio.
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Castlevania: Harmony of Despair hands on preview
8 years ago

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair hands on preview

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Konami has had a hard time catering to fans of the Castlevania series in the last few generations. It is a series deeply rooted in 2D gameplay, and adding a dimension some would say takes away the spirit of what made the earlier games great. Konami has decided to appease both 2D and 3D supporters by releasing two Castlevania games, one of which brings the style of Symphony of the Night and the recent DS games back to the home consoles. In reality, it looks like a widescreen SNES or Genesis game in the best way possible. Castlevania: Harmony of Despair not only retains the level structure and gameplay from those games, but also the characters.

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Monday Night Combat hands on preview
8 years ago

Monday Night Combat hands on preview

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Monday Night Combat is a true fusion of genres. The title is a third person shooter tower defense hybrid very much in line with DoTA. This should be no surprise considering the lineage of the Uber team: many of the developers worked on the DoTA game Demigod. The hybrid concept alone creates a very addicting blend, but the developers kept building on the idea. They created a humorous, quirky design that draws clear parallels with Team Fortress 2. They developed six highly varied character classes, each with their own unique style, moves and weaponry, as well as a create-a-class option. They then pushed the limits for an Xbox Live Arcade game with in-depth persistent career through single player, co-op and online multiplayer modes. In the end, it becomes increasingly hard to classify this game, as it breaks many typical molds; however the game is easy to describe: it is flat out awesome.

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Zeno Clash and Raystorm hit XBLA
8 years ago

Zeno Clash and Raystorm hit XBLA

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Two offerings for today on Xbox Live Arcade. First up is Zeno Clash, a first person action game. This PC remake looks like a more …
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