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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/nintendo/The_legacy_of_Treasure_Shooters'; Whether you're a fan of shmups or wish to throw a pile of dictionaries at us for using such an egregious portmanteau, you could learn a thing or two from DS Fanboy's tribute to the shoot-em-up kings at Treasure. From 1993...

August 12th 2008 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Each week, X3F tips gamers to the tricks of the trade of Achievement hoarding in Points>Life. Every week a new achievement is unlocked to help you continue your unhealthy obsession with the Xbox 360 meta-game. This week on Points>Life we're giving you nothing! Well, actually what we're doing...

May 27th 2008 at 10:05pm 0 Comments
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In news post yesterday, Penny Arcade's Gabe revealed the top four best launches ever for Xbox Live Arcade, with the launch window being the first three days of availability. The list is as follows: Rez HD, 25k units Ikaruga, 22.5k units Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 1, 16.5k units...

May 27th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Each week, X3F tips gamers to the tricks of the trade of Achievement hording in Points>Life. Every week a new achievement is unlocked to help you continue your unhealthy obsession with the Xbox 360 meta-game.This week marks our first venture into the XBLA points business with a tip that covers th...

April 22nd 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

This is the one everyone has been waiting for. Ikaruga has finally landed on Xbox Live Arcade. We took the game for a test drive and put together our usual video tour. Is Ikaruga worth the wait? You bet your bottom it is. If you like the bullet hell shoot-em-up genre, you need to play Ikaruga....

April 11th 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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This is it, the final chance to win Ikaruga if you haven't already entered. Remember, unlike our typical giveaways, you can only enter once. If you've already entered, you're covered. Those of you who haven't entered, get to it (you have one hour as of this post). We don't know why you haven't alre...

April 11th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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You there! Stop what you're doing right now because we've got something to say. Ahem, please don't forget to enter our latest giveaway. We're giving away two download codes for Ikaruga, the latest and greatest release on Xbox Live Arcade. All you have to do to win is visit our official giveaway pag...

April 10th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Update: Entries are closed. We'll be alerting the winners via e-mail soon, so please keep an eye on your inbox!Treasure's Ikaruga holds a special place in our hearts. If you're like some of us on the Joystiq crew, today's Xbox Live Arcade release will be the third time you pick up this classic shoo...

April 9th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Ah, the sweet taste of free. Granted, it's not always sweet. After all, people give away lots of crappy free stuff. A free coaster, a free button, free Yaris. None of that really seems to satisfy. Free Ikaruga, on the other hand, now that hits the spot. Here's your chance to snag a free download co...

April 9th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Ikaruga, the Japanese arcade shooter that a few of our fellow fanboys have been salivating over, is now available for download off of the Xbox Live Arcade for a cool 800 Microsoft points. That means that the Dreamcast diehards among us no longer have any reason to track down an elusive Japanese copy...

April 9th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Hey, it's tough to keep the lid on an exciting secret. If we knew Ikaruga was coming to Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday, we'd probably blurt it out at every opportunity too. Sort of like what we're doing now. In case you haven't gathered, Treasure's mesmerizing shooter is finally, officially coming...

April 7th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Treasure told us last week, but today Microsoft made it officially official. The highly anticipated arcade shooter Ikaruga will make its way to the Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday, April 9th for 800 Microsoft points. Ikaruga will feature five levels of shooter action, two player co-op gaming locally...

April 7th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments