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Chair: "We Want Shadow Complex 2 More Than Anyone"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Chair Entertainment, Epic Games, Shadow Complex, Shadow Complex 2

Chair: "We Want Shadow Complex 2 More Than Anyone"

Do you want a new Shadow Complex game? We sure as hell do! But it seems that no-on wants it quite as much as Chair Entertainment's co-founder and creative director, Donald Mustard.

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Chair: 'We're In The Golden Age Of Gaming'

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Chair Epic Games, Infinity Blade, Shadow Complex

Chair: 'We're In The Golden Age Of Gaming'

Donald Mustard, the creative director of Shadow Complex and Infinity Blade developer, and Epic Games subsidiary, Chair, has suggested that gamers have never had it better. Looking at the range of devices, titles and price points available these days, Mustard proclaimed that everywhere one looks, there are quality games to be found.

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Chair "Confident" Shadow Complex 2 Will Come True

Author:
Felix Kemp
Category:
News
Tags:
Chair, Shadow Complex, Shadow Complex 2

Chair "Confident" Shadow Complex 2 Will Come True

But Only When It "Makes Sense"

Last month, Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski revealed Shadow Complex 2 - the sequel to Chair's popular XBLA 'Metroidvania' title - is "largely designed", suggesting work on the game was nearing completion despite the lack of an official announcement. However, while Epic and Chair remain cagey on the matter - the success of iOS classic Infinity Blade and its upcoming sequel have them pretty occupied - studio head Donald Mustard told fans they can be "confident" in Shadow Complex 2 being released.

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Shadow Complex Sequel Is A Question Of "When", Not "If"

Author:
Felix Kemp
Category:
News
Tags:
Chair, Games news, Shadow Complex

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I loved Shadow Complex when it dropped on Xbox LIVE back in 2009. It was like Chair Entertainment threw a big chunk of Zelda in a bowel, stirred in some Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania, before serving up with an Unreal Engine 3 topping. It sold pretty well, and critics liked it enough, so it's surprising a sequel hasn't yet been announced. And though they have their hands full with App Store wonder, Infinity Blade, Chair admit a sequel is a matter of "when", not "if".

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One Day Savings Deals | 600 Microsoft Points | Xbox Live | Xbox 360

Author:
Tom Silkstone
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Castle Crashers, Games deals, Limbo, Monday Night Combat, One Day Savings Deals, Shadow Complex, Trials HD, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live
Discuss:
Xbox 360

Xbox Live

For today only, Microsoft have dropped their prices for Limbo, Castle Crashers, Monday Night Combat, Shadow Complex, and Trials HD by 50%, which means that you can get hold of them for 600 Microsoft points, the equivalent of about £4.80 each. It's not a bad selection of games at all, and I'm definitely tempted to run out and grab a few additional points in order to get hold of Limbo whilst it's marked down. If you're still trying to decide whether or not to treat yourself to a game or two at this point, just remember all the games'll be a bit more expensive tomorrow! Thanks to Major Nelson.

Xbox Live DOTW: Big Games, Bigger Deals

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Games deals, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Shadow Complex, Splosion Man, TMNT Turtles in Time, Trials HD, XBLA roundup, Xbox Live Gold

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XBox Live's Deals of the Week are going from strength to strength... and this time around, even more of the finest XBLA titles have been brought down to truly remarkable price levels. Remember that you have to be a Gold Member to take advantage of these deals- and that you'll need to log in to see the newly-slashed prices! Just click the link to download the demo or drop the points for the full game. Naturally, we'll be taking a detailed look at the best deals to be had below the list.

Shadow Complex

1200

560

Trials HD

1200

560

Marvel vs Capcom 2

1200

560

TMNT Turtles in Time HD

800

400

Splosion Man

800

400

Wow. Just...wow. Shadow Complex is one of the best side-scrollers out there, playing like a beautiful fusion of Metroid and Metal Gear Solid. It's got slick Unreal-powered graphics, massive replayability (due to the persistent character upgrades and nonlinear exploration) and fantastic combat... but now it's only 560 MSP. If you haven't already bought Shadow Complex, you should do so immediately. Go.

Trials HD is another exclusive XBLA hit that's had its price cut down to size. It's a physics-based platformer disguised as a motorcross game, and whilst the art style is extremely dull (most levels take place in samey brown warehouses etc) it's easily one of the most addictive games I've ever played. Whilst the colourful Joe Danger will soon provide stiff competition, 560 MSP is an absolute bargain considering the sheer volume of content that Trials brings to the table.

Marvel vs Capcom 2 is a re-release of one of the finest fighters of all time. Whilst its hefty price tag and extremely limited HD remix didn't was a little disappointing, its new price tag should be enough to convince even the most cynical gamers to give it a go.

Finally, we have Splosion Man. Taking puzzle-platforming to explosive new heights (sorry), it'll treat you to a 50 level campaign, 50 cooperative levels and some seriously warped graphics and humour. 800 Points was a stone cold bargain from the get-go... so now there's no excuse to delay picking it up.

Phew, those are some seriously impressive games... but it isn't over yet. Stay tuned this Wednesday for the Xbox Live Inventory Blowout Sale!

Xbox LIVE Shadow Complex Download Deal (800 MSP) [Xbox 360 Games]

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Action Games, Shadow Complex, The Maw, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live
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Xbox 360

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Got a spare 800 pts lying around but worried that there's nothing around you really want to buy and afraid you'll end up frittering them away on Rock Band songs that you neither want nor need? Well hold on for just a little longer. A Microsoft press release for the Xbox Live Marketplace showing upcoming price changes in Xbox Live Arcade games and DLC has revealed that two of the best games available through XBLM - Shadow Complex and The Maw - are about to come crashing down in price from December 21st for Xbox LIVE Gold members.

Currently sitting proud at a steep 1200 MS points, Chair Entertainment and Epic Games' Shadow Complex is an award-winning 2.5D shooter that has been topping Best Of lists for months, but is now due to drop to 800 MSP, saving you a good third of the price if you wait just a few days. Developed by the same guys who brought us Gears of War and Splosion Man, it's a non-linear side scroller with game mechanics that would make Mario weep.

As you infiltrate the enemy base to rescue your girlfriend and save the world in the process, you'll find yourself increasingly capable of a whole bunch of badass moves. There's an enemy soldier in front of you do you disable him with the bone-crunchingly good melee system, riddle him with machine gun bullets, encase him in foam and blow him to pieces with a grenade, or cave his chest in by running into him at supersonic speed?

Shadow Complex is one of the best looking games I've played, arcade or otherwise, and the fully 3D background allows for a literal extra dimension. The non-linear structure and the massive array of powers you have at your disposal allow for a whole host of replays, and there are a load of timed challenges and integrated leaderboards to keep your button fingers warm over the winter period. Hell, at 1200 MSP you were still getting your money's worth. This is now an absolute steal!

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The Maw, by contrast, is a sweet little game whereby you play a marooned little alien named Frank with a giant carnivorous blob at his disposal, trying to escape from bounty hunters, wild beasts and work his way home. Currently at 800 MSP, this little gem from indie developers Twisted Pixel will be falling by 50% to 400 MSP.

By all rights, The Maw shouldn't be nearly as much fun as it happens to be. The cutesy graphics are excellent, the gameplay is simple yet addictive and you never really tire of directing your maniacally grinning purple pet to gobble up armed mercenaries. It's a bit on the short side, but for 400 MSP it's well worth a punt.

Thanks to Cuddy and JayITFC at HotUKDeals

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From Nintendo's Connection Ambassador To Lost Planet 2 On PSN: News Roundup September 17th

Author:
Admin
Category:
News
Tags:
Lost Planet, News, PSP, Shadow Complex, Wii

Today’s news roundup sees Nintendo bringing a Connection Ambassador program to Europe, awarding players for helping connect friends and family.  In other news, Dutch game retailer Nedgame boycotts the PSPGo, Shadow Complex cheaters are threatened with gamerscore removals, and the Lost Planet 2 demo finally arrives on PSN.

Nintendo Introduce Connection Ambassador Program To Europe

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Nintendo has decided to reward loyal European customers with a new “Connection Ambassador” incentive.  Starting from October, Nintendo will be encouraging Wii users to help connect their family and friends.  Every Wii owner helped grants the “ambassador” and the friend or family member 500 Wii points.  Upon connecting 10 people the “Connection master Gold Status” is awarded, allowing the ambassador access to all first party NES games on the virtual console for free.

“Connection Master Platinum” can be reached after 20 connections are made, including all first-party and third-party NES, SNES and N64 games on the Virtual console.  Every connection made also racks up the points awarded, so anyone managing the maximum 20 people helped will have 10,000 Wii points at their disposal.  At the moment this program is exclusive to Europe, but with enough time and pestering it will probably see a worldwide release.  [Computer&Videogames]

Game Retailers Boycott PSPGo

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The PSPGo is set for release early next month, but not everyone is ready to embrace it.  The PSPGo places a strong focus on digital distribution, meaning no physical games can be sold with the machine.  Nedgame are currently the largest videogame outlet in Holland and have cited this as the reason they won’t be stocking the PSPGo.

Game sales make up the majority of profits for game retailers, so a gaming device that can’t provide that is rather undesirable.  Nedgame also believe the price point to be far too high at 249.99 euro.  Other gaming stores have reportedly taken similar action in Holland and Spain.  Retailers may end up regretting their decision if the PSPGo proves to the major success Sony believes it will be.  Hopefully we'll know more by release on October 1st.  [Eurogamer]

Shadow Complex Cheaters Face Reset Gamerscore

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Shadow complex, like any game, has seen its fair share of cheaters.  Chair has announced their plan to clamp down on cheaters, focusing specifically on those using cheating as a method to boost leaderboard scores.

Those caught in the act will be removed from the leaderboard, resulting in an investigation by Microsoft, potentially leading to their entire gamerscore being reset.  Player facing this punishment will forever be known as a “cheater” on their gamer profile, further rubbing salt into the wound.  [1UP]

Lost Planet 2 Demo Arriving On PSN

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After a long wait PlayStation 3 owners finally get the chance to try out Lost Planet 2 for themselves.  Capcom has revealed the demo will be available next week on PSN.  The PS3 version will be similar to the Xbox 360 demo, but Capcom has thrown a little extra in to make up for the long wait.

Beginning September 24, PS3 owners will not only be able to engage in the frantic battle against the enormous G-Type Akrid, the boss Akrid of the Episode 1, but will also get the exclusive experience of two additional missions in an online co-operative extermination of the Akrid of E.D.N. III,” said Capcom public relations manager Brian Keltner.  Lost Planet 2 should be hitting the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2010.  [U.S.PlayStationBlog]

Shadow Complex Demo Glitch unlocks full game on XBox 360

Author:
Marius Goubert
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Games deals, Shadow Complex, Xbox Live

shadow_complex_vhelen_guide_1246402440Regardless of the fact that a lot of people find this morally objectionable – even going so far as to call it ‘stealing’ - it is currently possible to exploit a glitch on the demo of Shadow Complex which allows you to play the entire game for free. I for one am not going to lose any sleep over taking advantage of a programming error which, at the worst, is going to put a tiny dent in the already astronomical profits of some corporate giant.

So if like me, you don’t see this as anything particularly immoral, this is what to do.

1) Firstly, download the free Shadow Complex demo from Xbox Live Market Place.

2) Then, as you near the end of the demo, you will come up against a big mechanical spider. When you eventually defeat this boss and it starts exploding, keep hammering the start button.

3) Then, when it lets you, select ‘Load Last Save’ and this will enable you to bypass the point at which the demo should end and play the entire Shadow Complex game for free.

The only problem is you will not be able to save, however, as the game quite short, it is possible to complete in one sitting. Alternatively, for a video guide on exactly how to unlock the entire game from the demo check out this post on Savygamer. Enjoy!