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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood makes it to PC and Xbox 360


A Microsoft Studios title on Steam!
May 21
Press Play's puzzle-platformer Max: The Curse of Brotherhood has only now released on Xbox 360 and Steam. My interest in the game has certainly dwindled since its Xbox One debut back in December, but there's a reason it'...


Super Time Force isn't just crazy shooty-shooty-bam-bam mayhem


It's also slow motion shooty-shooty-bam-bam mayhem
May 09
Capy released a new trailer for Super Time Force today, and it shows off some of the slow motion aspects of the game. Every level contains three mysterious inter-dimensional power-ups called Shards. Shoot them and time will ...
Capy

Super Time Force has a release date and it's soon


May 14 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One
May 02
"Prepare To Die DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!" It's true. There will be plenty of death when Super Time Force drops on May 14, 2014 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Capy Games has a shiny new trailer to acc...

Magic

Magic 2015 Duels of the Planeswalkers coming this summer


Introducing fully customizable decks
Apr 16
Magic 2015 Duels of the Planeswalkers was announced for release this summer on Xbox One, Xbox Live Arcade, Steam, and mobile devices. While not a surprise considering they've produced a new game every summer for the past...
Games with Gold

Hitman: Absolution, Deadlight are April's free Games with Gold


It's a step up
Mar 31
The featured titles in Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion have tended to not be compelling, I think most of us can agree. April shows signs of improvement, with Hitman: Absolution available to Xbox Live Gold members for fr...

Ubisoft bringing Watch Dogs, Child of Light, more to PAX East


You can't play Watch Dogs, but you can watch Watch Dogs
Mar 26
Ubisoft is the first major player out of the gate to reveal their lineup of content for PAX East next month. On the AAA front, fans can't play it, but they can watch Watch Dogs be played in a never-before-seen demo. Plus ther...

Mojang still making buttloads of money from Minecraft


$128 million in 2012
Mar 19
Buttload. It's totally a phrase.  Mojang, the makers of the runaway hit Minecraft, doubled their net income in 2013 according to The Wall Street Journal. They made $128 million last year, and revenue wise they saw 38% fr...
Dust

Dust: An Elysian Tail passes one million sales


Niiice
Mar 03
A bunch of us liked Dust: An Elysian Tail and it puts a smile on my face to hear that the game wasn't merely a critical success. Creator Dean Dodrill tweeted over the weekend that the game had passed one million units sold ac...
Pac-Man

Pac-Man Museum out today for PSN, XBLA, and Steam


Includes previously arcade-only Battle Royale
Feb 26
Pac-Man Museum, released today on Steam, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade, caught my eye this morning. It was my first time hearing about the game and the $19.99 price stood out. What could a compilation like this po...

Far Cry

Far Cry Classic coming to US, launch date revealed


Arriving one day earlier than in EMEA territories
Feb 07
Ubisoft announced Far Cry Classic quite a while ago, but things quickly went quiet -- which is understandable, seeing as how most people were too focused on news coming out of E3 to really care too much. That change...

Blood of the Werewolf heading to XBLA and PSN


Avalanche 2: Super Avalanche heading to Steam
Jan 28
Majesco's indie label, Midnight City, has announced that Blood of the Werewolf is heading to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network Q2 2014. The Metroidvania-style game was released on Steam last year, and the console relea...
Deals

Xbox Live deal: Dark Souls, Tales of Vesperia, D&D


Worth a look
Jan 22
The Xbox Live deal of the week features a strange group of games, but strange can be good. These discounts are valid until Monday, January 27 for Gold subscribers: Dark Souls ($4.99) Tales of Vesperia ($4.94) Powerstar Golf ...

Microsoft still missing the point of 'free-to-play'


Happy Wars can be played by Silver members now, kind of
Jan 21
Happy Wars is one of the handful of free-to-play titles on Xbox Live. It's free-to-play if you're a paying subscriber of Xbox Live Gold that is. Well Happy Wars was finally made playable for non-paying Silver members, kind of...
Lara Croft

Guardian of Light's free now for Xbox Live Gold members


You have two weeks
Jan 16
It's time for another predictable but helpful bi-weekly reminder that a new game is free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. This time, it's 2010's Summer of Arcade title Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Of course, this offe...
Far Cry bundle

Europe is getting a much better Far Cry bundle


Far Cry: The Wild Expedition
Jan 09
Ubisoft's Far Cry Compilation for PlayStation 3 -- which includes Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon -- has been outdone by ... Ubisoft. Europe is getting a bundle of its own, dubbed Far Cry: The Wild Expeditio...

Assassin's Creed Liberation looks way better in HD


No duh
Jan 08
Assassin's Creed Liberation is making the jump from handheld to consoles and PC. Liberation HD is completely remastered visually, and Ubisoft released some new screenshots to show off how much prettier the game looks. Otherwi...

Rekoil comes out this month on PC and Xbox Live Arcade


Oh look, another first-person shooter
Jan 05
Plastic Piranha's Rekoil is coming out at the end of this month. Expect the Windows PC version on January 28 through Steam. The Xbox Live Arcade version is titled Rekoil: Liberator, and that's out January 29. Each version wi...

Sales!

Sunday gaming deals: Steam, Xbox, and more


Treat yourself or someone you love to an early Xmas gift
Dec 22
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! There are gaming deals going down today only, this very Sunday. Well really they are just today's deals of some on going sales over at Steam, Green Man Gaming, and at XBox... but hey, we're lazy and we...
Xbox sale

Castlevaniamania takes over today's Xbox sales


What a fantastic night to have a sale
Dec 20
Today's Xbox Live sale is just like your old drinking buddy that got a girlfriend and can't be bothered to make time for you anymore -- totally whipped. Three Castlevania titles and a whole lot of downloadable conte...
Xbox One

Xbox One gets Max: The Curse of Brotherhood tomorrow


Worth a look, honestly
Dec 19
The more I think back to what I've played of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, the more I want to try the platformer again. To best it. The game was unexpectedly challenging in a good way. It's getting something of a surprise re...
Minecraft

Marvel characters are coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Ed.


Money maker
Dec 18
I don't know that I fully grasp the appeal of premium skins in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, but I was never one to buy crap for my Avatar, either, so I'm clearly not the intended audience. If I were, however, these characters...
Xbox sale

Day two of the Xbox sale is all two-dimensional


Except Fez is kind of 3D, I guess
Dec 18
The second day of Microsoft's annual end-of-year games sale puts 2D explorative indies in the spotlight. Terraria, Fez, and Spelunky are all on discount for approximately $5, $2.50, and $3.75 respectively. These are...
Marvel vs. Capcom

Marvel vs. Capcom games to be pulled from PSN & XBLA


Games to leave online stores beginning December 17
Dec 15
Capcom has announced, that by year's end, both Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 will no longer be available on the PSN and XBLA stores.  While no specific date is listed -- in the post over ...
Minecraft

Minecraft sells 10 million on Xbox 360, plus a DLC sale


Most packs are half price this Saturday
Dec 13
Damn. 10 million copies of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition have been sold to date. I'd say the person responsible for initiating the deal that would eventually lead to this version coming about deserves a raise, or a pat on the b...
Deals

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is $3.74 in Ubisoft XBL sale


A handful of great XBLA titles discounted
Dec 10
Now thorough December 16, a selection of Ubisoft games are reduced in price on Xbox Live. The standout offer here is Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, a game much better than its name would suggest. That's down to $3.74, which is i...

Xbox 360

Here are Xbox Live's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals


Some discounts are in effect now
Nov 26
Major Nelson has the full list of Xbox Live deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday over here, but if it's simply the highlights you're looking for, look no further. Now through December 2, there's Skyrim, Dragonborn, and Daw...






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