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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... read
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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... read
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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... read
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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... read
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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... read
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Magically hits the mark
As the eldest of three, there have been more than a few occasions in my life where I wished my siblings would just disappear. Whether it was from them breaking my things; disrupting my privacy; or as I grew older, the embar... read feature

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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... read
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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... read
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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... read
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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... read
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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... read
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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 ... read
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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... read
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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... read
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Simultaneous 2014 release with Xbox 360 if all goes well
No, Xbox 360s haven't magically become irrelevant now that the Xbox One is out, but developers are starting to make the transition all the same. For a game like Super Time Force, it makes total sense that it would release ac... read feature

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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... read
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Yup, foul play
The beat-'em-up genre has some serious classics in it; Turtles in Time and Castle Crashers immediately come to mind. There’s just something about those games that cement them as amazing experiences in our mind. Playing ... read feature

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State of Decay

Two weeks until State of Decay's Breakdown DLC drops


Available on Steam and Xbox Live Arcade
Nov 15
The first DLC for State of Decay is gearing up to release on Friday, November 29 for $6.99 on Xbox Live Arcade and Steam. Breakdown is more of an endless survival mode -- it's actually separate from the game's main story -- ... read
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Gamerscore

XBLA games on Xbox One will have 1,000 achievement points


This is good, I think
Nov 14
It looks like the limit on Achievement points for Xbox Live Arcade games on the Xbox One will be rising to 1,000, instead of being only 400. On Twitter, PopCap Games tweeted that Peggle 2 will have a Gamerscore of 1,000,... read
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The Bridge

PSA: The Bridge crosses over to Xbox Live Arcade today


It's all a matter of perception
Nov 13
I've heard there's a whole lot of hullabaloo right now surrounding fancy schmancy next-generation systems. If you're a console gamer that's not wrapped up in that hot fuss, there's a title that's landing on Xbox Live Arcade ... read
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Class dismissed
Eight years ago when Microsoft kicked off this generation with the Xbox 360, the concept of downloadable arcade titles on a home console was nothing more than a vision. With the Xbox 360 came the Xbox Live Arcade and one ad... read feature

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Spelunky

This solo eggplant run in Spelunky is a must-watch


Bananasaurus Rex does the impossible
Nov 11
It's been some time since we've posted a Spelunky run on Destructoid but, I think you'll agree, this one is worth seeing. If you're familiar enough with the game to know about the eggplant -- it's earned by sacrificing a Mys... read
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Super Time Force

Get educated in latest Super Time Force video


Learn to unload a fecal storm of hot violence
Nov 02
Capybara Games' Super Time Force has been slated to hit Xbox Live Arcade for what feels like just about forever now. It's no wonder that wait has been long too. Since I first gazed upon its pixelated carnage and awesome... read
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Minecraft

Skyrim officially comes to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition


As paid DLC, naturally
Nov 01
It can be difficult to keep up with all of the content 4J Studios pumps out for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and the millions of people that seem to own that version of the game. This seems like a big one, though. It's a DLC p... read
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Walking Dead Season 2

Telltale posts Walking Dead Season 2 teaser image


All the feels are resurfacing
Oct 28
Late Sunday night, Telltale Games posted a picture on their Facebook page with the caption "Keep that hair short." According to the text on the image, something to do with The Walking Dead Season Two will happen on ... read
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Indie

Puzzle game The Bridge to melt minds on Xbox 360


Coming November 13 for $9.99
Oct 25
Originally released at the beginning of this year for PC, The Bridge will make the transition to Xbox Live Arcade on November 13, 2013 through publisher Midnight City. It usually happens the other way around, not that it real... read
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I sense much TILT in you...
Back in February, Zen Studios released three tables based on the Star Wars series, adding to the already vast library of tables for Pinball FX2. They were fantastic, diverse, and just as feature-rich as the other tables for the game. Many believed it would be hard for the studio to match that collection. These newest tables not only match the previous set but manage to surpass it. read feature

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Xbox F2P

Xbox Live's Happy Wars reaches 6 million players


It's free-to-play, by the way
Oct 18
The last time we checked in with Happy Wars in March, it had two million players. Now, Microsoft is announcing that it's tripled that number, and has reached a six million user milestone. Now, this is a free-to-play game, and... read
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CastleStorm PS3/Vita

Angry beards: CastleStorm coming to PS3, Vita


XBLA tower defense hybrid jumping ship
Oct 18
Vikings versus knights. That's the conceit of Zen Studios' CastleStorm, which our own Ian Bonds enjoyed well enough when it original launched on XBLA. It's a much more in-depth Angry Birds of sorts, with real-time strategy a... read
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Mutant League Football

Mutant League Football devs 'not giving up'


Their Kickstarter failed to reach even 50% of its required funding
Oct 17
A lot of us have fond memories of Mutant League Football as kids, but that nostalgia wasn't enough to raise the recent Kickstarter project above the rather ambitious goal of $750,000. In an update given after the campaign was... read
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Monaco

Monaco coming to Linux with a 'ton' of free content


No hints as to what that content could be though
Oct 17
I had a great time with Monaco for weeks on end after launch, and was kind of disapointed that it didn't seem to catch on with a mass audience. Was it the Xbox Live delay? Or perhaps it was the learning curve, preventing peop... read
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Telltale

We're so ready: The Wolf Among Us launch trailer


Clear some room to play this weekend
Oct 09
I don't normally have much interest in launch trailers but that changes when, in the case of The Wolf Among Us, there's been comparatively little promotion and the release date comes out of nowhere. The first episode of Tell... read






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