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In addition to officially revealing next week's XBLA offerings, Major Nelson has also laid out Xbox Live Marketplace schedule for the rest of June, including the Deal of the Week, Games on Demand and Avatar Marketplace. The Deal of the Week -- or Deals of the Week, rather -- takes the spotlight, wi...

June 26th 2010 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Dutch developer Codeglue has announced that its XBLA title, Rocket Riot, has won the Best Visual Design Award from the Dutch Game Awards, which were held last week in Amsterdam. What makes the revelation particularly impressive is the competition, namely Guerrilla Games' Killzone 2. Yeah, that Killz...

November 18th 2009 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Now that Xbox Live Marketplace is working properly again, we finally got to try our hand at this weeks new Xbox Live Arcade releases. There are five very different games available this week. We've got the collectible card RPG Magic: The Gathering (800 / $10), the point-and-click adventure Sam &...

June 18th 2009 at 5:05pm 0 Comments
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Update: Microsoft has confirmed that Rocket Riot will release tomorrow for 800 ($10). See original post below.So, um, apparently there's another game hitting Xbox Live Arcade this week. The thing is, you see, Microsoft apparently left it out of the announcement press release. The game in question i...

June 16th 2009 at 4:25pm 0 Comments
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Nothing sounds quite as satisfying as disintegrating ninjas and zombies with a stylized 8-bit bazooka. That's probably why THQ's upcoming XBLA Worms clone, Rocket Riot, remains on our radar. First announced last October, the game, developed by Dutch dev CodeGlue, evokes a retro feel that speaks dir...

August 15th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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You know, we need more games with the style of Rocket Riot. When thinking about the way that retro titles should go we definitely prefer this style to that of Mega Man 9. Over at xblarcade there's an interview with the developers that gives some history of the project, as well as what to expect fro...

July 22nd 2008 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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Yeah we know the post title is a bit needlesssly grim. Let's face it, we're going to still be getting some information about releases from the ESRB. And hopefully some publishers simply won't much care about putting their games up there early. Others like Playful Entertainment, publishers of Ticket...

June 24th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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We first caught wind of the XBLA rocket-pack-based shooter back in November, back when there was little to no information on the game. Now we have a few more details on the game, not much unfortunately, but enough to give us (and you) an insight into the final product. Rocket Riot sticks closely to...

April 10th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Our friends over at XBLArcade have uncovered quite a bit of info on the upcoming THQ Xbox Live Arcade games that were announced last month. We're perhaps most intrigued by Elements of Destruction, in which players take control over the forces of nature to wreak havoc on the denizens of earth (as a r...

November 6th 2007 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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THQ has announced that it plans to bring 4 original titles to Xbox Live Arcade. The foremost titles is undoubtedly SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam!, which you may recall was mentioned as part of Microsoft's new family initiative. Three other titles are planned, Screwjumper, Elements of Destru...

October 24th 2007 at 6:00pm 0 Comments