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Two days, two games starring heroes who explode, neither of them jokes. We caught Explodemon! but managed to miss The Maw creator Twisted Pixel's intentionally cheeky announcement of a game called 'Splosion Man amid the April Fools mess. We surely didn't miss the follow-up confirmation that -- biza...

April 2nd 2009 at 6:50pm 0 Comments
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Speaking to Gamasutra, Twisted Pixel CEO Michael Wilford spoke about the company's recent release The Maw. Specifically, Wilford addresses the game's DLC, two episodes of which are now available. Wilford stated that Microsoft requires Xbox Live Arcade developers to disclose plans for DLC up front a...

March 31st 2009 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Valve wants you to know that Steam, its client for PC gamers, now has support for in-game DLC. The first game to feature DLC through Steam is Twisted Pixel's The Maw, which already has two packs available to Xbox 360 owners. These same two packs, Brute Force and River Redirect, are currently on Xbo...

March 17th 2009 at 2:09pm 0 Comments
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Xbox Live is a wonderful place. Without it, we would have never discovered diamonds in the rough such as The Maw and Braid. Thankfully, these games are getting the red carpet treatment and rolling out to other platforms, courtesy of Hothead Games.Hothead games will first bring Jonathan Blow's Braid...

February 24th 2009 at 2:20pm 0 Comments
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Twisted Pixel Games just announced that The Maw's Brute Force expansion - the first of three "deleted scenes" - will release to the Xbox Live Marketplace this Wednesday, February 18th.For 100 ($1.25), the Brute Force downloadable content embiggens The Maw experience by adding new puzzles, new cinema...

February 16th 2009 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Major Nelson just released his weekly report on Xbox Live activity for the week of January 26th -- and there really isn't anything out of the ordinary on the list. Call of Duty: World at War reigns supreme on the Live charts, Halo 3 is sitting at a comfortable second, CoD4 at third, Gears 2 at fourt...

February 4th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Twisted Pixel has revealed plans to release three new levels in the coming weeks for its recently released Xbox Live Arcade title, The Maw. Each level will act as a "deleted scene" from the original leash-devouring vision and include one new achievement per level, at a price of 100 ($1.25) each.In...

January 27th 2009 at 3:29pm 0 Comments
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Twisted Pixel Games' The Maw, featuring everyone' favorite one-eyed purple monster with an enormous appetite, will be expanding in the not so distant future with new downloadable content. According to Kotaku, Twisted Pixel already has three pieces (Brute Force, River Redirect and The Speeder Lane)...

January 26th 2009 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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In a comment made to MTV Multiplayer, CEO and software engineer Michael Wilford of Twisted Pixel Games (the team behind recent XBLA release The Maw) admitted that the Community Games program is less than appealing and that they're happy developing on the XBLA with Microsoft support. Partly due to t...

January 23rd 2009 at 11:15am 0 Comments

After a week on hiatus, XBLA in Brief is back with a brand new episode. This week, we bring you The Maw, a surprisingly enjoyable action adventure title. Feed Maw all the animals he can stomach (hint: a lot) and watch him grow and gain lots of nifty powers. Oh, and did we mention the game is gorgeou...

January 21st 2009 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Update: According to Major Nelson, FunTown Mahjong is actually supposed to release next week. Yay?This week, the Xbox Live Arcade is featuring the award-winning independent 3D platformer, The Maw. Developed by Twisted Pixel Games, The Maw features an adorable alien named Frank who is trying to fin...

January 21st 2009 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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This week's first XBLA release is FunTown Mahjong. Protip: If you wander into a village marked by a big sign that says "FunTown," and the first guy you see tells you that they've only got one game in town, that it's Mahjong and it costs $10 to play it ... then you're not in FunTown. You're in Awful...

January 21st 2009 at 9:34am 0 Comments