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About J.R. Drawdy

J.R. is a father, a gamer, and a little bit of a weirdo. Normally he can be found in front of his laptop, while watching TV or playing a game (sometimes both). Writing is something that he has always loved to do and what better place to do that then in the world he loves: video games.
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Spiral Game Studios hopes for outside support to complete Orion: Prelude
6 years ago

Spiral Game Studios hopes for outside support to complete Orion: Prelude

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Ever wanted to be able to say your contribution helped make a game? Ever wanted to have an achievement named after you? Spiral Game Studios is giving avid gamers the chance to make a difference with money. Spiral has created a kickstarter page for its next game, Orion: Prelude, looking for a minimum of $10,000 from individuals that are into dinosaurs, mechs, and jetpacks. And for everyone that helps, Spiral will have some awesome swag: a t-shirt, a piece of concept art, an achievement named after you, or even your likeness used in a game (depending on the level of donation). To find out more about the awards and incentives check here.

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Sales save XBLA in second quarter
7 years ago

Sales save XBLA in second quarter

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Since the launch of Xbox 360 Arcade, Microsoft has struggled to keep sales up during the second quarter of the year, according to research firm FADE (Forcasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment). But last April, Microsoft might have figured out how to beat this – a huge sale. According to the numbers, XBLA sales in April 2010 were up 11 percent over last years sale. Add that into the increase of total Arcade sales (7%), bringing the total revenue for the year thus far up to $33.8 million.

With a huge inventory blowout on older games, XBLA grossed over $500,000 just off these titles, with many actually seeing a 200-400 percent increase in sales. Add in a strong lineup of releases like Toy Soldiers, Mega Man 10, Perfect Dark and Battlefield 1943, and Microsoft might have a winning formula, with Toy Soldiers leading the sales for two months even with a 74 percent drop in sales from the first month to the second.

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Ten games we wish were on Xbox Live Arcade
7 years ago

Ten games we wish were on Xbox Live Arcade

By  •  Features

Ever since the beginning of Xbox Live Arcade, game companies have been using it as a way to breathe new life into their once classic powerhouses. We have seen many classic arcade games from the past like Pac-Man and Rush 'N Attack, as well as not-so-old but just-as-great ones like Marvel vs Capcom 2 and Alien Hominid. Yet still to this day there are some classic titles that have not received their day in a new light. We know some of it has to do with legal issues, but some of it is also due to neglect, which is why we will be covering our top ten picks that we wish were on XBLA, and why they deserve some new found love. Read More

Jet Set Radio coming to XBLA
7 years ago

Jet Set Radio coming to XBLA

By  •  Rumors, News

Is Jet Set Radio coming to XBLA. According to newly "leaked" pictures it just might be.
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Get 1600 Microsoft Point cards for $17
7 years ago

Get 1600 Microsoft Point cards for $17

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2000 Microsoft points at a discount, what more could you ask for.
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XBLA Wednesday: After burners are go!
7 years ago

XBLA Wednesday: After burners are go!

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Microsoft has another great retro follow up to last week's Final Fight: Double Impact this week with After Burner Climax flying at us for 800 MSP. As many …
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