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Massive XBLA sale
7 years ago

Massive XBLA sale

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Good news for XBLA Fans, as it looks like we are currently in the middle of one of the biggest Xbox Live Arcade sales, ever! There are …
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Xbox Live Arcade sales, May 2011
7 years ago

Xbox Live Arcade sales, May 2011

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Gamasutra editor Ryan Langley has posted their May sales analysis of Xbox Live Arcade titles. For those unfamiliar with the process they come to these numbers by analyzing the …
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Awesome avatar awards: Week of 5/29
7 years ago

Awesome avatar awards: Week of 5/29

We’re starting yet another feature here at XBLAFans that will showcase any newly announced Xbox Live Arcade-based avatar awards from are friends over at AvatarAwards. They’re a great site that somehow gets news on avatar awards for all 360 games before they’re released. Be sure to check them out if you’re curious about any non-XBLA related avatar awards. For simplicity’s sake and so that we don’t leech from them, each of the links below will take you to their site. Remember, these are awards, so they’re given out to the player by completing criteria in each game. For more detail hit up the Avatar Awards site. You can also follow them on Twitter at @AvatarAwards360.

We’ve got a big backlog to fill between the AvatarAwards and things that pre-date their site, so this one’s a lot longer than usual. Hit the jump to see the list. Also, let us know if we missed one.

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Star Raiders review (XBLA)
7 years ago

Star Raiders review (XBLA)

Star Raiders was developed by Incinerator Studios and published by Atari. It was released May 11, 2011 and retails for 800MSP. A copy of the game was provided by the publisher for review purposes.

Star Raiders is a space flight combat game that pits one ship against the entire alien horde. It is, in fact, a remake of the Atari 2600 game of the same name. The original game was very innovative for its time. Sadly the remake does not innovate as strongly as the original did. Star Raiders is comprised of one thing and one thing only: shooting down enemy ships. Occasionally you must blow up the occasional frigate or base, but for it’s simply shooting down enemy fighters. Fortunately your ship is armed well enough to take on this mundane task.

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What we are playing: Week of May 15th
7 years ago

What we are playing: Week of May 15th

This is a new piece we’re starting to let our readers know what we’ve been playing the past week. This will be coming out once a week from this …
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Coming soon to XBLA
7 years ago

Coming soon to XBLA

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Major Nelson revealed some upcoming titles and deals today. First up is Star Raiders, a reimagination of the Atari 2600 title, available tomorrow. Pricing has not been revealed. …
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