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XBLA Wednesday plus this week's sales – October 17

This week sees two XBLA releases. Firstly Zombie Driver HD is released for 800 MSP, a game which sees players driving over hordes of zombies in a top-down world. This week’s other release is first-person shooter Serious Sam 3: BFE. This one is actually being released in two parts with the main campaign costing 1200 MSP and a separate multiplayer release which also comes with some extra missions for the main campaign for 1200 MSP. Finally The Curse of the Zombiesaurus add-on for A World of Keflings is also released today for 320 MSP.

Whilst there were no XBLA games in this week’s Deal of the Week offerings, there are still a few sales to be aware of. A Kinect special sale sees Wreckateer dropping down to half price at 400 MSP and a THQ publisher sale brings further XBLA offers:

Kinect Central
Wreckateer – 400 MSP

THQ Sale
Apples to Apples – 200 MSP
Nexuiz – 200 MSP
Voltron – 400 MSP
Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team – 400 MSP

Sales & Specials App
Hydro Thunder Hurricane 600 MSP
Wrecked Revenge 600 MSP
Scrap Metal 600 MSP


Deal of the Week plus a Konami super sale

Deal of the Week is back! Ok, so it didn’t actually go anywhere but XBLA games have been curiously missing from the past few, so you’ll be pleased to hear that this week’s offer includes 4 XBLA games with a hack n slash theme. The following have 50% off the full price for gold members only:

Don’t go running off to spend your points just yet because there’s more. A special Konami sale this week also sees 50% off a whole heap of XBLA titles and includes some fairly recent releases to boot, plus this one’s for everyone:

Both offers run March 13 – 19. Happy spending folks!

Source: Major Nelson


Weekend Rant: The seven (or so) deadly sins of cooperative play

Weekend Rant is a non-regularly occurring weekend mini-editorial. In layman’s terms that basically means that if a staff member has something they want to rant about they can do so on any given weekend.

There's a list of disturbing trends that have developed within the gaming industry this generation, and they revolve around cooperative play. Co-op is nothing new to gaming. It has existed since the earliest days of coin-op arcade machines going back decades. This generation however, co-op has evolved. No longer do we just get to tread through a game's campaign with a friend, sometimes we get an entire stand alone co-op campaign. In other instances, we get completely unique cooperative modes with their own setup and rules like the highly successful Horde mode in Gears of War, or Zombie mode in Call of Duty. More than ever, developers are taking advantage of the fact that its just plain fun to play games with your friends. The evolution of co-op has also unfortunately created problems. And its about time we start talking about them.

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Introducing a universe through XBLA

While playing Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team this past week something occurred to me; Xbox Live Arcade is the perfect venue for developers and publishers to introduce players to a gaming universe. Kill Team is a perfect example. Here you have a straight forward old school arcade style co-op shooter set in the Warhammer universe. I bought it because I had always read a lot about the Warhammer universe online and because I’m a fan of shooters. I invited a buddy down, we had our fun with the game and I quickly picked off the last few achievements in Kill Team by myself in the following days to officially “complete” everything the game had to offer.

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Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team review (XBLA)

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team was developed and published by THQ. It was released on July 13, 2011 for 800MSP. A copy of the game was provided for review purposes.

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team is an action-shooter that takes place in the Warhammer universe. Your objective is to board and halt an Ork Kroozer from reaching Imperial Forge World. Along the way, you’ll be fighting various enemies along with destroying many vital sections of the Kroozer. At only five levels, the game may seem short at first. But the replay value shines bright in the character select screen. That along with great pacing and an excellent upgrade system make Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team stand out in a way that not many Xbox Live Arcade action games have done before.

As a side bonus for fans of the franchise, purchasing this game unlocks an exclusive Power Sword weapon to use in the upcoming game: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. Read the rest of this entry »


Red Faction: Battlegrounds developer closed

Eurogamer has reported that THQ Digital Warrington, the studio behind Red Faction: Battlegrounds, has been shut down. TIGA, a UK games industry body, has blamed the closure on the poor tax breaks game developers receive in the UK. This is opposed to other countries like Canada where game developers are heavily encouraged and supported by the government.

Digital Warrington were also working on upcoming Warhammer 40k game Kill Team. The status of that game is unclear, one could speculate with the studio closing the game is probably complete. That could very well not be the case however, we hope to have more information soon so stay tuned.

Source: Eurogamer


Bite-sized Warhammer 40K coming to XBLA

XBLA tie-ins are a great way to build hype for an upcoming release. The tactic has been used by two large games recently: Dead Space 2 and Dead Rising 2. The next title to offer a downloadable appetizer will be Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine by way of the newly-announced Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team from THQ. The genres are different – Space Marine is an FPS while Kill Team is a third-person shooter – but Kill Team will serve to introduce new players to the Warhammer Universe without needing to make a $60 investment.

For the low cost of 800 points, Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team allows players to assume control of a space marine attempting to stop an Ork Kroozer on its way to an Imperial Forge World. Four classes are available: Sternguard Veterans and Techmarines are ranged fighters while Vanguard Veterans and Librarians are melee combatants.

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team will be available this July and supports two-player split-screen. No announcement has been made regarding online play, but the cooperative nature and four character classes make Kill Team a natural fit for cooperative play over Live.

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