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Twisted Pixel is independent again, no longer owned by Microsoft

Indie darling Twisted Pixel -- known for games such as 'Splosion Man, Comic Jumper, and The Maw -- didn't quite fit the "indie" bill over the past few years. That's because in 2011, the Austin, Texas-based team became a subsidiary of M...

 
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Lococycle

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 Nelson wrote o...

 
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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 o...   read

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McDonald's contest

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 to win next-...

 
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LocoCycle

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 announced something ...

 
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Twisted Pixel

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. LocoCycle is yet an...

 
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Ms. Splosion Man iOS

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 $0.99 for a limited...

 
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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 Xb...

 
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Lococycle Xbox One

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" through the "New" ...

 
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Twisted Pixel

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 becomes crystal-clea...

 
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Ms. Splosion Man

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 $9.99, while the WP...

 
Ms. Splosion Man
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.   read

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Twisted Pixel

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 details yet in t...

 
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LocoCycle

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 is pretty much a...

 
Ms. Splosion Man
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, ...   read

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Gaming isn't dead yet

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. Three years ag...

 
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LocoCycle

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-control character. T...

 
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Xbox 360

New Xbox 360 320GB HD will include three full games

There's going to be a new Xbox 360 320GB hard drive on sale this March for $129.99, and it's going to include three full games with it. The included titles are Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Ms. Splosion Man, and Pinball FX2 with the Sorcerer...

 
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The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles is out now on Windows 8

You guys remember FMV games, right? Well, even I remember them, and I'm the resident baby here at Destructoid. FMVs were interactive movies that, you guessed it, used full-motion videos. Think Dragon's Lair but with real actors on real set...

 
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Gunstringer: Dead Man Running gets a trailer

I have a Windows Phone now, so it's my duty to post about Windows Phone games on Destructoid until I'm "over" it and go back to looking at stuff on Steam. Until that time, you can enjoy trailers such as the one above. It's for Gunstringer:...

 
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Saddle up! Wavy Tube Man Chronicles to hit Windows 8

I have always enjoyed games that are a little out there in terms of its story, and who aren't afraid to break that fourth wall so hard that it leaves in shambles. That's why whenever I hear anything about an game from Twisted Pixel, my ears...

 
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The first thing I checked out at PAX this year was Twisted Pixel's Lococycle, which was just revealed (in terms of gameplay, at least) a few days beforehand. At a glance, the game is pretty ridiculous, and upon closer inspec...   read

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Twisted Pixel is showing off LocoCycle for the first time ever to the public here at PAX, and it just looks insane. The game kind of feels like if Spy Hunter and Batman: Arkham City had hot, messy, unprotected sex on the bat...   read

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The DTOID Show: Hearthfire, CoD:BLOPScopters, & Lococycle

Here's the last episode of The Destructoid Show before we all go to Seattle for PAX oh my goodness I'm so excited it's just frustrating. Guild Wars 2 is a thing that is happening all of a sudden, Bethesda's newest Skyrim DLC Hearthfire ...

 
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Twisted Pixel offers up a first look at LocoCycle

In Twisted Pixel's new game LocoCycle, you play as a sentient motorcycle named I.R.I.S. Very little about the title has been discussed so far, but the title will get its public debut at PAX Prime 2012 later this week. For now, we've got ga...

 
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E3: Twisted Pixel teases LocoCycle

One of the new games Microsoft announced at its E3 2012 press briefing yesterday morning was Twisted Pixel's LocoCycle, the studio's sixth original IP. Here's the short teaser trailer from the show.The titular motorcycle is apparently call...

 
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E3: LocoCycle is the latest from Twisted Pixel

Leave it to Twisted Pixel to make me wet with excitement with just one teaser. LocoCycle will see you playing as a motorcycle that graduated valedictorian from assassination school. Knowing the beards at Twisted Pixel, the ga...

 
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Zen Studios putting on Ms. Splosion Man table tournament

I hope you've been practicing the Ms. Splosion Man table on Pinball FX2, because Zen Studios has teamed up with Twisted Pixel to put on another high score tournament. Starting on May 18th, all you have to do to enter is play a round between...

 
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Ms. Splosion Man headed to Steam, iOS, Windows Phone 7

Twisted Pixel has announced that Ms. Splosion Man is coming to additional platforms with a little help from developer friends Iron Galaxy, Fire Hose Games, and Panic Button. On PC (Games for Windows Live and Steam), you can expect to find ...

 
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The DTOID Show: Pre-PAX East 2012 Extravaganza!

Happy negative first day of PAX East, everyone! Since Max is on his way to Boston as we speak, this week's Friday live show has been canceled in lieu of today's PAX preview episode. Watch as Max and I run down what games will be shown...

 

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It only took 4 years, but I have an interview at a small production company would say I am excited, but I am very tired I have to go shopping for clothes to wear at it XD

 
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