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Meet the stars of Twisted Pixel’s Lococycle
6 years ago

Meet the stars of Twisted Pixel’s Lococycle

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LocoCycle is probably the most aptly name ever created. It stars two sentient motorcycles: I.R.I.S., the game’s protagonist, and the evil S.P.I.K.E. Well, it also co-stars Pablo, I.R.I.S.’s mechanic. He’s the poor chum seen being dragged behind I.R.I.S. in the recent gameplay reveal. The game’s two-wheeled stars were brought to life by Austin-based Southern Metal Choppers, along with special effects wizards Legacy Effects. I.R.I.S. (above) weighs in at 600 points and, according to our own Nick Santalego and Perry Jackson, is stunning up-close. Below is S.P.I.K.E., the game’s villain. The motorcycles are voiced by gaming personality and journalist Lisa Foiles and the Terminator T-1000 himself, Robert Patrick, respectively.

LocoCycle’s beginnings sprang years ago from a simple gag gift. Josh Bear, Creative Director at Twisted Pixel Games, received a copy of the (terrible) movie Torque from the studio’s Art Director. For some reason Bear sat through the movie, bad motorcycle fights and all. He had a nightmare that night and awoke the next morning with the initial vision for LocoCycle. Production on the game began roughly nine months ago.

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Editorial: Not everyone thinks Microsoft is evil
7 years ago

Editorial: Not everyone thinks Microsoft is evil

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It seems like everyone likes to gang up on Microsoft, but I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s for attention, maybe it’s from bitterness, maybe they’re ignorant to the goings on behind the scenes, and maybe, just maybe, their beef with MS is justified. But honestly I’m tired of what I largely consider to be whining. I just want to break out the world’s smallest violin and play a sad song for them. I realize that sometimes the process developers must follow complying with Xbox Live is tough, but that’s why we don’t get several patches for a game, why we have the most secure network, and why we as consumers are happy with our service.

What’s coming next may seem a little sharp to some. Please remember that this is an editorial, so it’s my opinion, and mine only.

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It’s Mr. Destructoid! Run!
7 years ago

It’s Mr. Destructoid! Run!

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Twisted Pixel continues to find ways to add value to their games. The newest addition is the first among many challenge mode levels in Ms. Splosion Man. …
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Splode again on July 13
7 years ago

Splode again on July 13

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That crazy gang over at Twisted Pixel is letting yet another dangerous character loose. Ms. Splosion Man will be making her Xbox Live Arcade debut on July  13, 2011. …
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Rewind Review: The Maw (XBLA)
7 years ago

Rewind Review: The Maw (XBLA)

The Maw was developed by Twisted Pixel Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released on January 21, 2009 for 800 Microsoft Points.

For fans of Xbox Live Arcade games Twisted Pixel Games is a household name. With titles like ‘Splosion Man, Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley and the forthcoming Ms. Splosion Man they’re a huge success story. But there was one title that started it all. One that was ridiculously cute with simple but fun puzzle elements: The Maw. In the game players take control of Frank, a cute bipedal alien who has been captured by bounty hunters. Shortly after being thrown into a cell on the bounty hunters’ vessel the craft crash lands on a strange planet. Frank and another escapee, The Maw, must find their way to freedom from the surviving bounty hunters bent on recapturing them.

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Ms. Splosion Man preview: still funny, still frustrating, still incredibly addicting
7 years ago

Ms. Splosion Man preview: still funny, still frustrating, still incredibly addicting

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I’m convinced that shortly after ‘Splosion Man was released there was a surge of controller sales. Why? Because as fun as it was it was also one of those games that caused a lot of controllers to be thrown in fits of rage. But still we came back over and over again. It drew us in with its humor, its gameplay that was deceptively difficult, and its bargain price. As of year-end 2010 sales for the game were over 390,000 units. Clearly this was a game that, no matter how difficult, appealed to the masses.

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Breaking news: The Gunstringer shifts from XBLA to retail
7 years ago

Breaking news: The Gunstringer shifts from XBLA to retail

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In a surprise move Twisted Pixel Games has decided to take The Gunstringer to stores. No word yet as to why the switch happened, but if we had to …
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New Ms. Splosion feature: Multi-single-player
8 years ago

New Ms. Splosion feature: Multi-single-player

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Twisted Pixel have revealed a new feature for Ms. Splosion Man, dubbed 2 Girls 1 Controller.  Now before anyone’s mind goes into the gutter, let’s be clear on this: …
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Newsbits: May 4
8 years ago

Newsbits: May 4

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Simply put, newsbits are things that might be important to know but that don’t necessarily have a lot to write about. We still think these things are …
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See Ms. Splosion Man in action
8 years ago

See Ms. Splosion Man in action

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GameSpot got an early hands-off demo from Twisted Pixel’s Michael Wilford today at GDC 2011.  Set for a tentative fall release the game features a new character, Ms. Splosion …
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