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12:30 PM on 02.04.2014

Lococycle gets a permanent price reduction

Twisted Pixel's Lococycle is a rather polarizing game. Chris seemed to enjoy it. I, on the other hand, did not. Judging by the treatment that Microsoft's giving it, the general public appears to be just as divided. Major...

Brett Makedonski


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White Xbox One & Crackdown 3 Leaks, PS Vita Slim in UK photo
White Xbox One & Crackdown 3 Leaks, PS Vita Slim in UK
by Bill Zoeker

An flurry of supposed Xbox leaks in the net, with one pointing to a likely commercial release of white Xbox One's. The UK is definitely getting Slim Vita's, but maybe not getting multiple colors. Octodad: Dadliest Catch is out and you should probably go play that. Also, it's got this weird trailer. Nintendo continues its struggle for the attention of the masses by announcing DS games for the Wii U Virtual Console, but also wants to give that whole health monitoring peripheral concept another go. Sony continues it's streak of strong PlayStation Plus content. And, Twisted Pixel has announced that LocoCycle will also be headed to 360 and PC, releasing on Valentine's Day.

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6:55 PM on 12.01.2013

McDonald's promo giving away 70M Twisted Pixel games

McDonald's is gearing up to begin its new One Hot Holiday promotion on December 3 that features Xbox One bundles as its grand prize. That's not so crazy; it seems like every corporation is running some sort of contest&nb...

Brett Makedonski

6:45 PM on 11.06.2013

LocoCycle will feature live action scenes in its story

Twisted Pixel's launch title for Xbox One, LocoCycle, already stands out by way of its premise alone, in which an unfortunate mechanic is literally dragged into a conflict involving sentient motorcycles. Today, they've annou...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:00 PM on 09.04.2013

LocoCycle is more fun than it might initially look

For a while now, I've had the urge to play a Spy Hunter-like game. (But not, oddly enough, an honest-to-goodness, actual Spy Hunter -- trust me, I've tried.) I'm starting to look toward Twisted Pixel for a helping hand. Loco...

Jordan Devore

2:00 AM on 08.02.2013

Ms. Splosion Man iOS is on sale, also drops an update

Twisted Pixel has announced that an update is live for Ms. Splosion Man on iOS, offering up cross-device save support, an improved in-game economy, an updated UI, and bug fixes. Additionally, the game will be on sale for $0.9...

Chris Carter

11:15 AM on 06.11.2013

LocoCyle is like Arkham meets Spy Hunter meets acid

After seeing Twisted Pixel's LocoCycle at multiple trade shows in the past, we were finally able to go hands-on with the game on the Xbox One. It's going to be a downloadable launch title when Microsoft's new console is released, with an Xbox 360 release to follow some time later. So how's the game? Fun! It's got the charm that makes all Twisted Pixel games enjoyable. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:15 AM on 06.07.2013

Twisted Pixel's Lococycle is an Xbox One launch title

The upcoming Road Rash-esque LocoCycle is now headed to the Xbox One as a launch title, with the original Xbox 360 version pushed to a "further date," according to Twisted Pixel. It'll be launched as a "digital exclusive" thr...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 04.12.2013

Twisted Pixel four-pack hits XBLA today for 800 MSP

A mere two weeks ago, it was announced that a bundle of four Twisted Pixel games would arrive on the Xbox Live Marketplace. At the time, details were scarce, as the date and price weren't yet revealed. Today, everything becom...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 PM on 04.03.2013

Ms. Splosion Man jumps to Steam, Game for Windows, WP7

Accompanying the just-released iOS version of Ms. Splosion Man, the lighthearted platformer is also now available for Steam (Windows only), Games for Windows, and Windows Phone 7. The pricing on those first two ports is $9.9...

Jordan Devore



Review: Ms. Splosion Man (iOS) photo
Review: Ms. Splosion Man (iOS)
by Chris Carter

Ms. Splosion Man is one of my favorite platformers to date. Like the original, it's charming, engaging challenging, and really put Twisted Pixel on the map for me.

The mobile version translates most of the magic of the original to iOS in favor of serviceable touch controls, and a smoother graphical output. But it also shows the darker side of mobile gaming quite well.

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11:30 AM on 03.29.2013

Four-game Twisted Pixel bundle announced for XBLA

Twisted Pixel Games' four Xbox Live Arcade titles -- The Maw, 'Splosion Man, Ms. Splosion Man, and Comic Jumper -- are going to be bundled together digitally, it was announced this week. Strangely, there's no real d...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 03.22.2013

PAX: LocoCycle is looking sufficiently loco

In addition to checking out a playable build of Ms. Splosion Man, I also had the chance to view a private hands-off demo of LocoCycle, showing off about ten minutes of gameplay. To say that LocoCycle's theme is insane i...

Chris Carter



PAX: Ms. Splosion Man runs at 60fps on the iPad photo
PAX: Ms. Splosion Man runs at 60fps on the iPad
by Chris Carter

Today I had a chance to meet up with Twisted Pixel developer Mike Wilford, and talk a bit about the new iOS port of Ms. Splosion Man, including some hands-on time with the game.

Mike started by stating that on current iPads, the port will run at a solid 60fps, which I was able to see first-hand (the iPhone 5 version will run a little slower, on par with 45-50 fps, I was told). All things considered, this version looks better than the XBLA original, which ran at a slower rate.

You'll be able to control the action through two virtual direction buttons -- left and right, as well as 'sploding (ie jumping) by tapping anywhere on the right hand side of the screen. Since the game is part rhythm oriented anyways, tapping in time with some of the trickier jumps felt pretty natural, and extremely fun on a touch screen.

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6:15 PM on 03.21.2013

Twisted Pixel dev: Game industry is struggling, not dying

In the wake of massive studio closures these past few years, not to mention other eye-opening events like John Riccitello's resignation as CEO of Electronic Arts, it's hard to have a positive outlook on the industry's future....

Tony Ponce

7:45 PM on 03.15.2013

New LocoCycle trailer introduces Pablo

LocoCycle is well underway, and a new video has just been released to acclimate us with Freddy Rodriguez, the voice actor who plays the part of Pablo. Twisted Pixel sat Rodriguez down to introduce his often out-of-contr...

Brett Makedonski