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Dust: An Elysian Tail Guide – General & Boss Tips, Bakers Dozen Achievement
3 years ago

Dust: An Elysian Tail Guide – General & Boss Tips, Bakers Dozen Achievement

Welcome to our guide for all things Dust: An Elysian Tail! Dust is without doubt my pick of the games released on XBLA this summer and an all-around fantastic game. While it's almost impossible that you haven't heard of this game by now, definitely check out our review for the game.

Dust can be pretty challenging at times, with a few tough bosses to defeat and a whole host of hidden content. In an identical way to classic games such as Castlevania and Metroid, Dust expects that players will revisit previously completed levels in order to unlock new areas and secrets.

In this guide, I’ll be providing some general tips and some combat hints on this page as well as a boss guide (beware spoilers) and a guide for the Bakers Dozen achievement (for finding all the hidden characters) on separate pages.

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XBLAFancast Episode 76 – Take two
3 years ago

XBLAFancast Episode 76 – Take two

Bit of a slapshot show this week, so much so that rather than put outtakes at the end I just went ahead and left them in the main show. You're welcome!

Todd provides most of the game talk this week, Perry brings the news cause that's what he does then we ramble our way toward the end. Fun!

Please subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes. We appreciate it! Check us out on twitter (@XBLAFans) where you can win codes for games, give us feedback or just ask a question. You can do the same on Facebook, and hey while we're plugging stuff be sure to check us out on YouTube and Twitch.TV. We are also now on Stitcher, so you can stream the show on your smartphone, give it a go!

Big thanks 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.

[podcast]http://xblafans.com/xblafancast/XBLAFancastEp76.mp3[/podcast]

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Rock Band Blitz info sheet
3 years ago

Rock Band Blitz info sheet

Rock Band Blitz brings the largest music library in gaming to Xbox Live Arcade in the form of a fast-paced, controller-based rhythm title. Shipping with over twenty hit songs, Rock Band Blitz will introduce new music to the Xbox while supporting all previously downloaded Rock Band tracks. Pick your favorite song, turn the volume up, and take down your friends’ top scores. Rock Band Blitz tracks will immediately be compatible with Rock Band 3, adding even more value to the package.

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XBLA Fans Roundtable: Summer of Arcade 2012 – Dust: An Elysian Tail
3 years ago

XBLA Fans Roundtable: Summer of Arcade 2012 – Dust: An Elysian Tail

This year we decided to collectively look at each of the Summer of Arcade games. So all this week we've been posting roundtable discussions of the games in order of release (Tony Hawk, Wreckateer, Deadlight, Hybrid). Today we end with the most well received game in the line-up. Humble Hearts' Dust: An Elysian Tail, takes a tried and true formula and adds some oft-times breathtaking art to make an incredibly solid package.

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XBLA Fans Roundtable: Summer of Arcade 2012 – Hybrid
3 years ago

XBLA Fans Roundtable: Summer of Arcade 2012 – Hybrid

We're more than halfway through our roundtable series looking at the Summer of Arcade 2012, which means it's time to talk about 5th Cell's take on the third person shooter, Hybrid. Though fun and unique, it's not without it's issues, some of which our EIC took issue with. Hit the jump to find out what he and our other staffers thought of the game in general.

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Editorial: Tony Hawk HD might be a little broken; what it could have done to make history
3 years ago

Editorial: Tony Hawk HD might be a little broken; what it could have done to make history

The following is an editorial. It represents the views of the author, and as such does not represent the views of the XBLA Fans staff as a whole.

I'm often in the minority around here. I'm not really a fan of the more "indie"-styled games, I like the more "franchise"-y ones. I've been railed multiple times on our podcast for my opinions (all in good fun, of course), and often find my views completely polar to other staff members. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD was a perfect example of that. I absolutely loved the game. Other staff, however, had varying opinions, some feeling it was downright awful.

Fair enough. To each their own, right? I've seen other staff gush about Bastion, LIMBO, Super Meat Boy, and pretty much every other big indie game. And in a way I can see why those games merit their love. They're all solid games with tight gameplay. That being said, I often find that I'm not a fan of those kinds of games. But there's a difference–I can concede that the more indie-esque games have solid gameplay, whereas the rest of the staff often finds gameplay issues in games I love–things I often am able to overlook. Such is the case with Tony Hawk, so let's address what could have truly made it great, totally memorable, and what would have given it a better Metacritic score of 66/100. (which, if I'm honest, is probably an accurate blend of all the different opinions I've seen/heard)

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XBLAFancast Episode 75 – The world we game in
3 years ago

XBLAFancast Episode 75 – The world we game in

This week there's a whole lot of game talk, including a good portion about Dust and sadly a fair bit about The Expendables 2. I stumble through the news in Perry's absence and then we fire through the Community Corner.

Please subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes. We appreciate it! Check us out on twitter (@XBLAFans) where you can win codes for games, give us feedback or just ask a question. You can do the same on Facebook, and hey while we're plugging stuff be sure to check us out on YouTube and Twitch.TV. We are also now on Stitcher, so you can stream the show on your smartphone, give it a go!

Big thanks 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.

[podcast]http://xblafans.com/xblafancast/XBLAFancastEp75.mp3[/podcast]

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XBLA Fans Roundtable: Summer of Arcade 2012 – Deadlight
3 years ago

XBLA Fans Roundtable: Summer of Arcade 2012 – Deadlight

We've hit Tony Hawk and Wreckateer, now our rountable moves onto the third title in this years Summer of Arcade. Deadlight is the first game from Tequila Works and unfortunately it was not well received by most. We discuss just what went wrong. Read More

XBLA Fans Roundtable: Summer of Arcade 2012 – Wreckateer
3 years ago

XBLA Fans Roundtable: Summer of Arcade 2012 – Wreckateer

 

Continuing our look back at Summer of Arcade 2012, today's roundtable discussion focuses on Iron Galaxy's Wreckateer. The cheapest of this years line-up at 800 MSP and the only Kinect title, it also ended up being one of the better reviewed games. As you'll see our staffs discussion reflects that. Read More

345 Games' Matt McEnerney discusses updates for Bellator: MMA Onslaught
3 years ago

345 Games' Matt McEnerney discusses updates for Bellator: MMA Onslaught

The folks at 345 Games have big plans for their game Bellator: MMA Onslaught. There is a patch releasing very soon which promises to clean up the gameplay and address many of the issues gamers have been raising. They have taken a few moments to give us an exclusive interview about the contents of the title update and their plans for the future. It sounds like good things are happening which are far above and beyond what most developers seek to do post launch.

Loading screens hinted at more moves being added in a future update. Is that happening? Can you give us any details?

[Matt McEnerney] We’re in the process of creating more content for the game which will certainly include new moves, but also a new arena, a new style, and some more items for your created fighter. Can’t give you specifics yet, but we’re hoping to pass certification and go live before Christmas. I can confirm that the content pack will be free! Read More

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