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The Walking Dead Episode 5 stats trailer
5 years ago

The Walking Dead Episode 5 stats trailer

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With fans currently anticipating the second season of developer Telltale's The Walking Dead, the studio has released a new trailer allowing them to …
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Special Forces: Team X heading to XBLA February 6
5 years ago

Special Forces: Team X heading to XBLA February 6

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Zombie Studios have recently announced that Special Forces: Team X will be heading to XBLA February 6, 2013. The game is …
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Serious Sam Double D XXL blasts onto XBLA this February
5 years ago

Serious Sam Double D XXL blasts onto XBLA this February

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Devolver Digital and Mastertronic, have announced that Serious Sam Double D XXL will launch February 20, 2013 on Xbox LIVE Arcade. …
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Skulls of the Shogun coming January 30
5 years ago

Skulls of the Shogun coming January 30

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It's been a long time coming. After years of waiting and numerous delays building up our anticipation, it's almost here. Developer 17-Bit announced today that …
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God Mode: Hell hath no fury like its sense of humor
5 years ago

God Mode: Hell hath no fury like its sense of humor

GodMode_TitleThe holidays are a busy time, especially around these parts. Sometimes goods news falls through the cracks, but now's the time of year to reach deep for anything that might have gotten lost in the hustle and bustle of the season. Recently announced by publisher Atlus and developer Old School Games, a subsidiary of Saber Interactive (best known for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and most recently, Inversion), God Mode throws open the gates of Hell for some unabashed third-person cooperative action.

God Mode offers up a retro-romp through The Maze of Hades where you and as many as three friends, online or off, shoot, smash, and blast your way through wave upon wave of mythological mayhem. Moving from zone to zone with your recently deceased characters, you'll have to finagle your way through the frenzy, fighting for health/armor/ammo pick-ups while filling your Rage Meter with each successive kill to unleash special abilities. Though the action seems fairly straightforward, collected gold and experience plays into Cadaver Customization, where you'll be able to shop for new weapons, upgrades, abilities and an absurd array of appearance pieces.

Speaking to IGN, studio head Matthew Karch touched on the pick-up-and-play friendliness they've instilled, "It doesn't take itself too seriously. It is lighthearted fun and focuses on arcade style action over a deep story. I think this makes sense for downloadable games, where players are looking for some quick, thoughtless action." While not everyone agrees downloadable players don't want narrative and depth, there's certainly room for the mindless obliteration of the legions of the damned.

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Crimson Dragon demo, DLC packs 'mistakenly released' on XBL in Japan

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A demo for the Grounding Inc. and LAND HO! co-developed on-rails shooter Crimson Dragon suddenly appeared on the Japanese Xbox Live Marketplace over the weekend sans a formal announcement of its existence. Japanese XBLA players interested in test-flying a dragon were required to have at least a Silver Xbox Live account and be willing to part with a wallet-obliterating 4,294,967,295 MSP. The demo release, along with its ludicrous listing price, was a mistake, but it is said to be in a playable state.

Ground Inc.'s Yukio Futatsugi (director, Panzer Dragoon Saga) responded to questions about the nature of the demo over Twitter by saying that it was "mistakenly" (Google Translate) released, but that it was "actually playable." XBLA Fans' unofficial man in Japan, @lifelower, reports that the demo initially appeared to be a limited version of the full Crimson Dragon game, but Futatsugi shot that notion down, explaining that the download was a dedicated demo. The game designer also mentioned that he has been in contact with Microsoft over the accidental release.

Microsoft pulled the demo down on New Year's Eve, but lifelower was able to grab footage of the English version of the game and toss it up on YouTube. The video, posted above, shows off the game's menus and one of the six playable dragons soaring through the skies and mixing it up with airborne baddies in jungle and arctic levels.

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Blood Knights release date, gameplay trailer revealed
5 years ago

Blood Knights release date, gameplay trailer revealed

Deck 13 and dtp entertainment have announced that action RPG Blood Knights will release on XBLA on February 20 2013 for 1200 MSP. According to Deck 13 and dtp, Blood …
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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds priced; DLC announced
5 years ago

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds priced; DLC announced

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Japanese developer 5pb Games has revealed in a recent blog post that Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds, the XBLA co-op side-scroller starring characters …
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Minecraft documentary to air Saturday on Xbox Live

Saturday night, Xbox Live Gold subscribers the world over will have the opportunity to view the world premiere of Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, a documentary detailing the creation …
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War for The Shire: Guardians of Middle-earth DLC expands the fellowship
5 years ago

War for The Shire: Guardians of Middle-earth DLC expands the fellowship

The first new additions to the already robust Guardians of Middle-earth roster are now available. Joining the ranks are Bilbo Baggins, the titular star of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, who fills the role of a striker with his blade, Sting. Tipping the scales for the forces of darkness, Bert the Troll brings considerable firepower as yet another tactician, using his abilities to secure lanes and push toward enemy installations. Both guardians can be individually purchased for 160 MSP, or as part of the Season Pass, which also secures future downloadable content for 1200 MSP.

Also available for download, The Shire map skin brings 3-lane warfare to the rolling green mounds of Hobbiton. The Shire plays similarly to the existing 3-lane map, though players will notice shrine locations are slightly changed, and bushes scattered throughout the map present new opportunities for potential ambushes. Part of a compatibility update, The Shire map skin is free of charge, joining the random map rotation once downloaded.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions plan to release more content over the course of the coming months, including several new guardians and game modes when they become available. For a better look at Bilbo, Bert and The Shire, check out the trailer after the jump. Anyone not yet knee-deep in the battle can see what all the fuss is about in our Guardians of Middle-earth review.

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