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Peggle £1.68 on XBL for 360

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Puzzle games, XBLA games, Xbox 360 games

Peggle £1.68 on XBL for 360

Peggle | XBL Marketplace | £1.68

You won't find a more addictive game for such a low price. Lethal to any form of productivity, but one of the best puzzle games ever made. Download at your own risk. But do it anyway. Or if you fancy it on your PC, you can get it for FREE!

Thanks to Eelectrical at HotUkDeals.

Pool Nation only 67p in XBLA Sale

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
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Sports Games, XBLA games, Xbox 360 games

Pool Nation only 67p in XBLA Sale

Pool Nation | XBLA | 67p | Review

A must buy for pool fans at a ridiculously cheap 67p. Admittedly, the AI is harsh from the start, but if you play your own game, you'll enjoy it. There's plenty of multiplayer fun to be had too and yes, it's just as annoying waiting for the other player to line up their shot as it is in real life. The user-friendly trick shot implementation raises Pool Nation high above the competition and will tempt you to try them out down the pub too.

Thanks to Marc Freeborne at HotUkDeals.

The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 1 is 79p on XBLA

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
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interactive drama, XBLA games, Xbox 360 games

The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 1 is 79p on XBLA

The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 1 | XBLA | 79p

We're loving some of the prices on XBLA recently and are hoping that other digital titles will continue to decrease in price as physical games would do. Personally, I'm going to wait until Season 2 has finished before I get involved with The Walking Dead as I want to blast through it all in one weekend like I did with Season 1. Another reason to wait is the prevalent save file bugs and QTE bugs that could make the game unplayable for some gamers. Telltale, we're psyched you're now making Borderlands, Game of Thrones and The Wolf Among Us, but do try to not rush your most treasured asset on the way.

Thanks to briggsyswfc at HotUkDeals.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons £2.69 on XBLA

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Adventure Games, XBLA games, Xbox 360 games

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons £2.69 on XBLA

Brothers: A Tale of Two SonsXBLA | £2.69 | Review

360 owners can now download the highly rated title for a bargain price of £2.69. The game sees you simultaneously controlling two brothers with the two analogue sticks, which as it turns out, isn't as complicated as it sounds. The story is what will stay with you the most in this delightful little adventure though. It's not the longest of games, but at this price that's hardly an issue. PS3 gamers shouldn't feel jealous for long, as the game is rumoured to be one of March's freebies for PS Plus.

Thanks to epic mushroom at HotUkDeals.

Hot Violence & Singleplayer Co-Op: Super Time Force Trailer Does The Business

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Capybara Games, SHMUP, Super Time Force, trailer, XBLA games

Hot Violence & Singleplayer Co-Op: Super Time Force Trailer Does The Business

Super Time Force is going to be a run & gun platformer like no other, allowing us to mess with barely-understood temporal forces to cooperate with ourselves. And deploy a "veritable fecal storm of hot violence." It's all explained in what could be one of the best trailers you'll ever watch.

Capybara Games' timed Xbox 360 exclusive is due out on XBLA before year's end, after which they'll focus on Xbox One Rogue-like Below. We want it. Madly.

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Super Time Force Trailer Has Time To Kill Kill Kill

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Capybara Games, SHMUP, Super Time Force, trailer, XBLA games

Super Time Force Trailer Has Time To Kill Kill Kill

Capybara Games have released a lengthy gameplay trailer for Super Time Force, their upcoming insane run & gun platformer slated to release on XBLA this year. Crazy action is tempered by time-travelling mechanics and multiple characters, all of which ties into a Saturday morning cartoon vibe.

If you've never heard of Super Time Force, watch this immediately.

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State Of Decay Coming To PC Before Year's End

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
PC games, State Of Decay, Survival games, Undead Labs, XBLA games

State Of Decay Coming To PC Before Year's End

State Of Decay is one of this year's Xbox Live Arcade highlights, but plenty of players have been holding onto the promise of a PC version. After months of silence on the subject, Undead Labs has now confirmed that the port is coming later this year, complete with enhanced visuals.

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Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine Still Delayed On XBLA, Fix Incoming

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Indie Games, Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine, PC games, PocketWatch Games, XBLA games

Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine Still Delayed On XBLA, Fix Incoming

Heist simulator Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine was yanked from an XBLA release at the very last minute after the developers discovered a major bug last week. Pocketwatch Games are currently beavering away on a fix, which should allow the exciting title to release as soon as it's pushed through.

Details below - game's currently out on Steam if you fancy getting involved. By all accounts, it's a bit of a blinder.

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BattleBlock Theatre Launch Trailer & Editor Tutorial

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
BattleBlock Theatre, The Behemoth, trailer, XBLA games

Have At It!

BattleBlock Theatre, the latest multiplayer party game from the creators of Castle Crashers, released yesterday on XBLA... but we've got a couple of videos that might be of interest. If you haven't already bought it, the launch trailer delivers some hilarious incentive to do so, while a new tutorial walkthrough explains how players can assemble and upload new levels to the community.

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BattleBlock Theater Finally Dated For XBLA

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Party games, The Behemoth, XBLA games

Following nearly two years of delays and confusion, The Behemoth (Castle Crashers) have confirmed BattleBlock Theater for an April 3rd release date on XBLA. This multiplayer party brawler will set you back 1200 Microsoft Points, and is certainly colourful and personable enough to grab our interest. Here's hoping it's worth the wait.

WRC: Powerslide Gets New Trailer and Release Date

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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PSN games, Racing Games, trailer, WRC: Powerslide, XBLA games

WRC: Powerslide Gets New Trailer and Release Date

Milestone's upcoming racer is ditching the traditional rallying for multiplayer shenanigans on PSN and XBLA. Simultaneous multiplayer and even powerups are making their way to the series for the first time. The latest gameplay trailer shows a single race with hailstorms, nitros and shields all playing their part. The regular WRC games have been solid performers over the years for Milestone, but this more fun approach looks to be in a similar vein of games like the surprisingly fun, Dirt: Showdown.

WRC: Powerslide will be released on XBLA March 8th and PSN March 13th.

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WRC: Powerslide Trailer Shows Off Multiplayer

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Milestone, PS3 games, PSN games, Racing Games, trailer, WRC: Powerslide, XBLA games, Xbox 360 games

WRC: Powerslide Trailer Shows Off Multiplayer

Milestone are taking a break from traditional rallying with their next game, WRC: Powerslide. This new trailer shows off the game’s multiplayer where we can see cars jostling for position with physical simultaneous racing instead of the usual ghost cars that the last three WRC games used.

This isn’t the first racing series to ditch its sim-like roots. Against the odds, Dirt: Showdown proved to be a lot of fun, but Codemasters then slipped up with F1 Race Stars. As long as Milestone or Codemasters get back to making a proper rallying game next, I think this one could turn out to be a lot of fun.

Powerups will help you succeed, such as a shield that spins out your rivals or a sudden personalised hailstorm that grinds them to a halt – which already looks like Powerslide’s Blue Shell. Some of the tracks look familiar, especially that vicious ninety degree right turn past the buildings, but hopefully the roads will be widened a little to avoid flipping over a cliff or nailing a tree teeth-first.

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The Cave Review | I’m Going Deeper Underground

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Reviews
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Adventure Games, Double Fine Productions, Games reviews, PC games, Platform games, Platformers, PSN games, Ron Gilbert, The Cave, Wii U games, XBLA games

The Cave Review | I’m Going Deeper Underground

Platform: PC | PSN | XBLA | Wii U

Developer: Double Fine

Publisher: SEGA

While Double Fine continue to beaver away at their Kickstarted adventure game, another project of theirs has finally come to fruition in the form of The Cave - the brainchild of industry legend Ron Gilbert (of Manic Mansion and Monkey Island fame). With the resurgence of the adventure game genre, the thought of one of its pioneers once again making a foray into creating puzzles had us rather giddy with excitement, and now the wait is over with the end result landing on all current gen machines.  So, what exactly is The Cave all about? The game follows the trials of seven people who are not only trying to find what their heart desires, but to find out who they truly are. Their journey leads them to outside of the titular Cave – a place of personal trial and reflection that turns out to be a sentient being, acting as a narrator while the action unfolds.

At its core, the game plays as a platforming title with a slight adventure game twist, with items to be found and used in the puzzles players will encounter. Those of you who have played indie darling Limbo will be right at home here as it acts in a similar manner – the controlled character can push and pull certain objects to reach new areas and can only pick up one item at a time. However, unlike Limbo here in The Cave players have three characters under their control, the choice of which is completely down to them, and each having their own special ability to tackle the puzzles that lie ahead. For instance, the Time Traveller has the ability to phase ahead of a barrier, the Knight can shield himself from harm, and the Adventurer can use her whip to access new areas. Each ability is essential to the personal trial for that character, but they can be also be used to approach the general puzzles in various ways (although some are more useful than others in this respect.) There are no must-have characters to use either as any combination of the seven available can go through and experience The Cave – it’s completely down to you who you wish to take.

The Cave Review | I’m Going Deeper Underground

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Opening Scenes | The Cave Gameplay - First 20 Minutes

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Features
Tags:
Double Fine Productions, Opening Scenes, PC games, PSN games, Ron Gilbert, The Cave, XBLA games

Opening Scenes | The Cave Gameplay - First 20 Minutes

We're back with our second episode of Opening Scenes, a series of videos that provides an unedited look at the gameplay from the latest games. Today we take a look at the first 20 minutes from The Cave - the platform adventure title from the minds at Double Fine Productions and industry legend Ron Gilbert.

Hit the jump to see the video...

Skulls Of The Shogun Finally Gets A Release Date

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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17 Bit, Indie Games, PC games, Skulls of the Shogun, Strategy games, Windows Phone games, XBLA games

Skulls Of The Shogun Finally Gets A Release Date

Three Years Of Development Pays Off In A Fortnight

After being in development for what seems like forever, indie strategy game Skulls Of The Shogun has passed Microsoft certification and garnered itself a firm release date on XBLA, PC, Surface and Windows phones. In fact, we're getting it sooner than you'd think...

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Serious Sam: Double D XXL Edition Dated & Priced For XBLA

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Devolver Digital, Mommy's Best Games, Serious Sam: Double D XXL, Shoot 'Em Up games, XBLA games, Xbox 360 games

Serious Sam: Double D XXL Edition Dated & Priced For XBLA

Epic indie shooter Serious Sam: Double D will be making its way to XBLA on February 20th, Mommy's Best Games confirmed today, costing a mere 800 Microsoft Points. The new XXL Edition contains numerous improvements and additions compared to the 9/10 original: including but not limited to a cooperative mode, 30 new guns, more missions and extra enemies.

Considering that we trotted out a 9/10 score in our Serious Sam: Double D review, you should definitely be very excited about this. It's utterly bonkers.

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Pid Declawed With An Easy Mode

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Might & Delight, Platformer, Update, XBLA games

Pid Declawed With An Easy Mode

Pid, the artistic puzzle-platformer from Might & Delight, has been updated with an Easy Mode that redesigns some of the levels and shortens the boss fights to make things a little more accessible. Difficulty spikes in the Normal mode have also been ironed out to hopefully allow for a smoother ride.

As I explained in our 5/10 Pid Review, what could have been a sensational game suffered from an identity crisis that saw it incorporate the worse parts of puzzle game and hardcore platformer design. We hope that this latest update will help even things out, and fix the god-awful boss sections.

Retro City Rampage Coming To XBLA, WiiWare & European PSN Soon

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Brian Brovinciano, PS Vita games, PSN games, Retro City Rampage, Vblank Entertainment, WiiWare, XBLA games

Retro City Rampage Coming To XBLA, WiiWare & European PSN Soon

Major Update Delayed Euro PSN Version

Nostalgic crime spree Retro City Rampage will be arriving on more platforms soon, now that a major patch for the current version has been completed.

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Retro City Rampage Review | Pixelated Carnage

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
8-bit, Action Games, Brian Brovinciano, Nostalgia, PC games, PS Vita games, PSN games, Retro City Rampage, Vblank Entertainment, WiiWare, XBLA games

Retro City Rampage Review | Pixelated Carnage

Platform: PC (Reviewed) | XBLA | PSN | WiiWare

Developer: VBlank Entertainment Inc.

Publisher: VBlank Entertainment Inc.

To say that there was a certain level of expectation going into Retro City Rampage would be an understatement. Tales of a four year development cycle by a single person (for the most part) and a chiptune soundtrack that garnered attention across the net several months ago made sure of that. However, the labour of digital love from Brian Brovinciano is to reach the online stores of nearly every gaming platform available, so it’s time to see whether all the effort is worth your time and money.

RCR sees the main character of ‘Player’ stomp his way through the 8-bit streets of Theftopolis in three different modes; Free Roam, Challenges, and Story Mode. The main campaign follows Player’s quest to help ‘Doc Choc’ repair a mobile time machine that looks not too dissimilar to a certain Delorean. Of course, this is just a loose excuse for the real reason to get in the game; to cause as much pixelated carnage as virtually possible. With the aesthetic of an 8-bit video game version of Grant Theft Auto, players will have an entire city to explore in the top-down perspective, but thanks to some throwbacks to come classics titles of yesteryear there is more to do than just driving over hapless pedestrians and thwarting the local law enforcement (although there is a LOT of that.)

Retro City Rampage Review | Pixelated Carnage

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Brothers - A Tale Of Two Sons Announced

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
News
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505 Games, Brothers - A Tale Of Two Sons, Josef Fares, PC games, PSN games, Starbreeze, Steam, XBLA games

Brothers - A Tale Of Two Sons Announced

Coming To XBLA, PSN & Steam Next Year

505 Games has revealed that it will be publishing Starbreeze’s next game, a downloadable title called Brothers – A Tale Of Two Sons. Collaborating with Swedish filmmaker Josef Fares, players will experience the story of the titular siblings in their quest to find a cure for their ailing father. We have a teaser trailer, a few screenshots, and a snippet of info, after the jump.

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