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Here's the problem with Comic Jumper: when you turn the game off, its awesome soundtrack remains silently imprisoned within the plastic and silicon of your console. If only there were some way to kind of take those tunes out of the game, so your ears could envelope themselves in those sultry sounds...

November 3rd 2010 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Super Meat Boy demands patience and precision from fans, who have shown nothing but adoration for its frantic 2D platforming. While you're grinning from satisfaction after completing an incredibly difficult sequence, don't forget to make sure your progress has been saved -- some players have report...

October 21st 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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We'd never let you forget that the excellent Super Meat Boy is arriving on Xbox 360 today. Ever. But even if we were to fail you, the dudes of Area 5 and Team Meat would be there to pick up the slack with a special, BurgerTime-esque launch trailer. Hooray for fetus juice! ... Wait, what?

October 20th 2010 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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For as long as Super Meat Boy remains fresh in Xbox Live Arcade's refrigerated aisles, it will be "on sale" for 800 Microsoft points ($10). That's 33 percent off the regular 1200 MSP price. The sale will be for a "limited time only," so once Meat Boy starts smelling a little funky, he'll go back up...

October 19th 2010 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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You know how during certain, extremely fancy multi-course meals, guests will be given a brief intermission between the lobster bisque and the incredibly difficult platformer? Developer ZEN Studios announced earlier today that a similar palette cleanser will be offered this week during the XBLA Game...

October 12th 2010 at 10:03am 0 Comments
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There was a time when I thought I was pretty good at video games. I've brought down the likes of Earthworm Jim, Rocket Knight Adventures, Ninja Gaiden (2004), Mega Man 9 and many others without much trouble and only the occasional spurt of profanity. Having completed the story (but not nearly all o...

October 6th 2010 at 12:01pm 0 Comments
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Games are made by human beings. It's easy to forget that fact when you're playing an extravagant, focus-tested blockbuster like Assassin's Creed, whose high production values can even obscure a team of over 200 people. In contrast, Twisted Pixel's games don't feel like perfectly orchestrated, inhum...

October 4th 2010 at 8:15am 0 Comments
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I almost didn't dare write a preview of the XBLA version of Super Meat Boy. When I approached the demo kiosk at Fantastic Arcade, I started playing the level the previous player had abandoned, and then proceeded to die -- about a hundred times. That's not hyperbole. If anything, that's a conservativ...

September 27th 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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During a huge party on the Queen of the World -- a luxury liner filled with the world's rich and privileged -- terrorists attack. And not just any terrorists, but terrorists with a little too much respect for economist Thomas Malthus. Hydrophobia would be impossible to discuss without bringing up M...

September 27th 2010 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Listen, we're not going to stand here and pretend like we understand the odd ... subset of people that love video game pinball. But they're out there, they're voracious, and we're not standing in their way. So here's the new BioLab table from the upcoming Pinball FX 2. Drink it in, weirdos. %Galler...

September 24th 2010 at 2:40pm 0 Comments
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Twisted Pixel has risen to XBLA fame with critically acclaimed titles The Maw and 'Splosion Man. When the developers offer to personally stop by your West Los Angeles apartment to show you their latest title, Comic Jumper, you say yes. That's what I did, and in addition to playing through the first...

September 21st 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments