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You think little Jill Robertson ever imagined she'd grow up to be a game consultant ... for Doritos? As the winner of the Doritos "Unlock Xbox" challenge, Robertson will have the opportunity to work a six-month stint for the chip maker, baking up gaming ideas. She's also pocketed $50,000. Robertso...

December 30th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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It's another threefer on XBLA this week, but you won't have to worry about it putting too much stress on your wallet. You see, only one game, Bomberman Live Battlefest, actually costs money this week. The other two, Harms Way and Crash Course, are completely free. These two are the finalists in thi...

December 8th 2010 at 7:10pm 0 Comments
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It's so rare that we get into something before it's cool, that we have to savor it when it happens. In January, we were smitten with the concept behind Dorito's Unlock Xbox finalist Harms Way. Well, a little less than a year of development later and creator Justin Carpenter and developer Bongfish a...

December 1st 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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We hate to pick sides, but we think we've already settled on a favorite competitor of the two Doritos Unlock Xbox finalists. See if you can detect which one. Jill Robertson's "Avatar Crash Course": Maneuver your Avatar through a zany obstacle course. Justin Carpenter's "Harm's Way": It's j...

January 25th 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Did you vote in last year's Unlock Xbox competition? If so, did your pick make the final cut? Gamers and amateur designers were encouraged to submit their original ideas in the Doritos-sponsored competition. Out of over a thousand submissions, two will be turned into real (and free!) XBLA games. Th...

January 13th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments