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Play this PC version of Geometry Wars...I mean...Grid Wars before the Microsoft Legal Department does. [via Xboxic]...

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Stephen Cakebread must be one popular fellow around the Bizarre Creations offices. While his brethren spent their time focused on Project Gotham Racing 3, Cakebread made an old-school shooter with simple mechanics, colorful visuals, and no ending. The result? Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, the bigges...

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Prepare to watch your self-worth plummet. Here's a video of current Geometry Wars leaderboard champ K4rn4ge's high-scoring run. It's a twenty minute video--and the recording doesn't even start until 12 million--but there's plenty to learn from them moves. I'm in awe. See also: Geometry Wars: 4...

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When Geometry Wars creator Stephen "Cakey" Cakebread was interviewed by Bizarre back in December, we found some questions lacking. Fortunately the folks at Eurogamer, who share our love for the game, have come up trumps and found out his high score: 2.1 million. The interview also talks about t...

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When we posted our wishlist of features for a Geometry Wars sequel, we knew there would be some things we'd leave out. So we asked you, loyal Joystiqers, to fill in the blanks. Here are best of the rest: Powerups: When all you need is a little hand, ideas ranged from close-range proximity bomb...

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There's almost no point in explaining the song, so we'll leave it at this. It's called "Archie's Theme -- The 360 Song"... ... and it's inspired. The backing vocals especially. "The best that you can do / the best that you can do / is run away." [Thanks, InfectedZero]...

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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved has been an unqualified success, not only for its creator Bizarre Creations, and Microsoft's Live Arcade service, but for the entire 360 launch. While right now it's the undisputed heavyweight of the Live Arcade service, with the influx of great new content set to appe...

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Greg Canessa, the group manager in charge of Live Arcade, said the trial of Geometry Wars has been downloaded over 200K times and sold nearly 45K copies adding, "Geometry Wars has been our Halo." The article on MTV gets some industry reaction to Microsoft's Arcade service and to GW in particular; ...

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Greg Canessa, the group manager in charge of Live Arcade, said the trial of Geometry Wars has been downloaded over 200K times and sold nearly 45K copies adding, "Geometry Wars has been our Halo." The article on MTV gets some industry reaction to Microsoft's Arcade service and to GW in particular; ...

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A great way to improve one's gameplay is to watch the experts in action, and even casual games like Geometry Wars are no exception. Joystiq has managed to find a video of Striker, former leader of the high score chart, scoring a whopping 2.1 million points. For those of us who have yet to hit 100...

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Bizarre developer Stephen "Cakey" Cakebread talks about some of the design decisions behind his creation (and Joystiq favorite), Geometry Wars. Nifty. Not so nifty: because the interview was conducted by Bizarre's PR group, no off-beat or difficult questions were asked (bummer). What self-respectin...

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We interviewed 31-year-old gamer PMS GibGirl with intent to uncover the secret behind her fantastic top-10 score of 1,377,920 points in the Xbox 360 Live Arcade game of Geometry Wars. She dropped a knowledge bomb on us: Take out snakes as quickly as possible - not only are they hard to kill, t...

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Even though the 48-hour gamathon is winding down, that doesn't mean we've given up! Our love affair with Geometry Wars continues even as our rank gets lowered by incoming players. We don't know what will happen this Tueday but for right now the image above speaks for itself: Joystiq has p0wned Gam...

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Let me begin with this: we love Geometry Wars! This Xbox Live Arcade offering combines fast-paced shoot-'em-up gameplay (think Ikaruga) with that old-school Arcade style (think Robotron). You control your ship by maneuvering the left analog stick while controlling a steady stream of projectiles wi...

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