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Twisted Pixel challenges players to ‘Shoot the Glass’ in Ms. ‘Splosion Man

Twisted Pixel is rolling out the third entry in its series of thematic challenges for Ms. ‘Splosion Man starting on Valentine’s Day, which, for any forgetful male readers out there, is tomorrow. The contest, named “Shoot the Glass,” will run until February 27 and challenges players to obey a directive from Hans Gruber’s by blowing away 33 panes of glass in Nakatomi Tower the game as quickly as they can. Ten seconds will be added to players’ finish time for each one of the clever little devils that “taunt you with their fiendish transparentness” that are missed.

The five U.S. gamers who are able to break the translucent targets quicker than anyone else will be rewarded with a prize package from Omaha Steaks — which should set them up nicely for another upcoming holiday that shan’t be mentioned by name here on this upstanding outlet. In any case, international gamers are welcome to join in on the competition but won’t be eligible to win prizes.

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Schafer on XBLA: “It could have been our own little Sundance Film festival”

Double Fine has made a name for itself on Xbox Live Arcade through popular titles Costume Quest, Stacking, Iron Brigade and, most recently, Happy Action Theater, but in the midst of crowd-sourcing nearly $2 million dollars, Double Fine man Tim Schafer has opined over Microsoft’s burgeoning (or is it?) digital platform.

“Ever since I played Geometry Wars I thought, what a great new portal,” the developer said in an interview with Hookshot Inc., “But it seems that this year, the idea didn’t explode like it should have. Back when Castle Crashers came out, it seemed it was going to grow and grow. I just wish there was more support, more marketing, more placement on the dashboard. It could have been our own little Sundance Film festival, a great sandbox for indie development.”

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Tequila Works sheds new info on Deadlight

Ever since the reveal of Deadlight, Tequila Works has been quiet on the details but a new interview with 576 KByte Online had some new details to share. The influence for the game came from post-apocalyptic stories like 1984 and authors like Robert Kirkland.

“The 80s have a unique visual appeal, and also marks the beginning of the end of the Cold War. Paranoia and fear defined most of the 80s; add chaos to remove civilization and you will get a world based in distrust and individual survival.”

Our hero, Randall Wayne is a loner who lives in Hope, BC. He hates cities and prefers the isolation of the woods. The hero is very grounded in reality which makes it very relatable. The game is billed as a puzzle platformer similar to Prince of Persia and Another World.

“There’s no inventory or “find the red key” puzzles in Deadlight. Combat is always an option, albeit a poor one. There are more enemies than bullets, and noise is a key mechanic in Deadlight. Randall finds tools and small firearms during the game, but these are more useful as ways of unblocking paths than killing. Don’t expect rocket launchers!”

Deadlight is shaping up to be an interesting title. Look for it this Summer.

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Rumor: Shoot Many Robots coming March 14

The release date for Shoot Many Robots still remains a mystery but @lifelower revealed some new tidbits on a community site and a removed marketplace listing. March 14 seems to be the date but it’s been removed from the marketplace. However, it is still currently listed on a Ubisoft@UCI community page. They wrote a post saying “Let’s kill some robots March 14!” so there’s a couple clues to a release date. Is it possible will be shooting a lot of robots the week after I Am Alive? We’ll keep you up to date on anything as it develops.

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Skulls of the Shogun coming this fall

The team at Haunted Temple Studios has been working hard on their debut strategy game Skulls of the Shogun. According to an update posted on their Facebook page in response to a fan inquiry the team had hoped the game would be out about now but have been “working with Microsoft to add a couple very cool features we can’t talk about just yet”. In addition to these “very cool features” they’ve been working on a new platform and “polishing every gameplay feature within an inch of its life”.

A “proper announcement” is coming in the next couple of weeks so we shouldn’t have to wait too long to hear about these cool features and maybe even get a solid release date. The fall timeline seems pretty likely since the team says “only an act of God is gonna stop us now”. Hopefully the Mayans won’t interrupt the release either.

Source: Skulls of the Shogun Facebook page

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New Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD info

A brief Q&A session on the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD Facebook page has offered insight into how authentic the HD remake, which combines elements from Pro Skater and Pro Skater 2, will be.

Though no specifics were provided, Pro Skater HD will feature online play and cost somewhere in the vicinity of $15. You’ll be able to manual ’til your heart’s content but don’t get any grand ideas about walking, spray-painting or performing reverts, which weren’t a staple of Pro Skater prior to the third game and made stringing together combos significantly less demanding. Elsewhere in the Q&A, scant details were provided regarding DLC but the developer said to stay tuned so expect an announcement on that prior to its “mid-summer” release.

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Gotham City Impostors to receive free DLC

Gotham City Impostors – Monolith’s 6 vs. 6 online shooter set in a crooked Gotham City – will receive free DLC next month as way of thank you to the legions of fans that offered feedback through the beta. Announced via the Gotham City Impostor’s website, the DLC boasts a new map (set in the Gotham Times building), a pair of fresh weapons (a bullet-blocking katana and a quick-draw pistol), an additional support item, the Nimble Fingers Fun Fact and a slew of newfangled costume pieces.

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XBLA sales data for week beginning January 30

Worldwide Xbox Live Arcade sales data for the week beginning January 30 has been published revealing the top 20 games on XBLA and XBLIG. The Simpsons Arcade leads the pack ahead of Bastion, Fruit Ninja Kinect, the ever-popular Pinball FX2 and robot-brawler REAL STEEL, while a glut of mining games rule on XBLIG.

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New Sine Mora screenshots showcase varied environments and an elegant shotgun wielding cat-lady

Our friends at PlayXBLA have obtained a handful of new screenshots taken from Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture’s shoot em’ up Sine Mora. The screenshots themselves depict a variety of environments ranging from futuristic inner city settings, to wide open green pastures. Digital Reality has also unveiled this week’s newest cast member of the game which happens to be a femme fatale cat-lady named Durak who likes hiding shotguns behind her back. For the gents out there who may be interested, take note; She is an elegant noble who believes that the world belongs to the upper class. Romance interest aside, read on by clicking the link below to get a look at the newest batch of Sine Mora screenshots!

Source: PlayXBLA

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Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 rated

Tipster @lifelower has once again pulled some great information by scouring the ratings boards. This time up we have a rating for a new iteration of the popular card battle game Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers, as well as a bit of confirmation from Stainless Games in the way of a jobs post looking for folks with knowledge of Magic: The Gathering. Although it bears the year 2013 in the title, if last year’s M:TG – DotP 2012 is any indication, we’ll be seeing the new game sometime around midsummer. With cars, sports games, and now Magic all pushing our definitions of when the new year begins forward, maybe we’ll skip over the predicted Mayan apocalypse and officially kick off 2013 sometime around September.

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