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Xbox Live 10th Anniversary Deal Roundup

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Bastion, Geometry Wars, Wreckateer, XBLA, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live

Xbox Live 10th Anniversary Deal Roundup

Free Wreckateer, Decent Games On The Cheap

Xbox LIVE turned ten this week, and Microsoft are celebrating with some savings.

First and foremost: go get Wreckateer if you have a Kinect Sensor. It's free, and pretty good to boot.

Elsewhere, you can find 50% reductions on several XBLA games both old and new, including the likes of Puzzle Fighter HD, Bastion, Castle Crashers, Peggle and Geometry Wars. We've rounded it all up after the break along with links to the marketplace.

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XBLA Summer Of Arcade 2012 Underperforms

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Dust: An Elysian Tail, Hybrid, Microsoft, Summer of Arcade, Wreckateer, XBLA, Xbox 360 games

XBLA Summer Of Arcade 2012 Underperforms

According to recent sales figures, even the phenomenally brilliant Dust: An Elysian Tail wasn't able to stop the latest Summer Of Arcade promotion clocking up some uninspiring numbers. Wreckateer, in particular, has become the least successful Summer Of Arcade title since records began... in the least successful Summer Of Arcade since records began.

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Wreckateer Review | Smashing!

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Iron Galaxy, Kinect games, Microsoft Studios, Wreckateer, XBLA, Xbox 360 games

Wreckateer Review | Smashing!

Platform: XBLA (Kinect sensor required)

Developer: Iron Galaxy

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Let's tackle the elephant in the room right now: Wreckateer shares its core gameplay concept with that Rovio game. You know, the one starring irate avians. Both titles feature catapults to load with different ammunition and numerous fortifications to flatten courtesy of a capable physics engine. Green goblins stand in for rotund pigs, attractive 3D graphics replace two-dimensional artwork, but the two games are functionally identical. Wreckateer shamelessly touts its blatant inspirations, but there's arguably no shame in exploiting the cathartic fun you can only get from smashing stuff up. So many games have jumped on the bandwagon that the bandwagon has become a burgeoning sub-genre of its very own.

However, Angry Birds (let's drop the pretence) proved to be so successful because of more than just a solid gameplay concept. It's perfectly suited to the hardware, instantly accessible and natural to control on a smartphone or tablet. Wreckateer, therefore, needs to be similarly solid on its platform of choice: the fickle and under-supported Kinect sensor. Iron Galaxy clearly recognised this simple fact, because their inexpensive downloadable game joins the small selection of Kinect games that... wait for it... actually work, and are consistently enjoyable to boot.

Wreckateer Review | Smashing!

What it lacks in originality, Wreckateer makes up for in precision, accessibility and good old-fashioned fun. At 800 MSP, it's also not going to break the bank.

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Xbox LIVE Summer Of Arcade Lineup Dated And Priced

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Deadlight, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Hybrid, Summer of Arcade, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, Wreckateer, XBLA, Xbox Live

Xbox LIVE Summer Of Arcade Lineup Dated And Priced

Microsoft have unveiled their Xbox LIVE Summer of Arcade lineup. It kicks off on July 18th with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD and will end on August 15th with Dust: An Elysian Tail. Remember, if you buy the lot, you'll get a nice 400 MSP rebate.

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New IPs Announced For Xbox, Wreckateer Gets Release Date

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Ascend: New Gods, E3 2012, Lococycle, Matter, Microsoft Press Conference, Microsoft Studios, Wreckateer, Xbox 360 games

New IPs Announced For Xbox, Wreckateer Gets Release Date

Signal Studios announced their brand new IP - Ascend: New Gods - at Microsoft's E3 2012 press conference earlier, alongside two other newcomers: Twisted Pixel's Lococycle, and Gore Verbinski’s Matter, a Kinect title from the Pirates of the Caribbean director slated for release in 2013.

Wreckateer was also at the show, with the Kinect-based ballista bonanza set for release in the summer on XBLA.

There are official blurbs for all four after the jump...

Iron Galaxy's Wreckateer Outed By AU Ratings Board

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Iron Galaxy Studios, Microsoft, Wreckateer

Iron Galaxy's Wreckateer Outed By AU Ratings Board

You may not recognise the name Iron Galaxy Studios just yet but they're both a development studio of industry veterans and a valuable source of technical expertise for a number of big names in the business, having recently helped Capcom out with porting Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online to digital marketplaces, aiding 5th Cell in porting Scribblenauts Remix to iOS and operating on clandestine projects with Microsoft, Twisted Pixel and Capcom, according to their website.

It would appear to be the first of those that the Australian classification system has outed, with a game called Wreckateer listed as being developed by Iron Galaxy and published by Microsoft.

We've contacted Iron Galaxy for further comment. [Joystiq]