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  • RedSwirl 1:24 am on April 16, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , XBLA   

    Deal Alert: OG Perfect Dark for $5 on XBLA. I know somebody’s gonna do some complex and 1-hit kills with me one day!

  • unmanneddrone 1:29 am on August 26, 2010 Permalink
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    Folks, while you’re “ripping it up like Willy Mason”, this just popped up on the radar…and it certainly goes towards the AngryJedi DD Lifestyle argument! Check this business out! Please excuse the pic spam, but is this not one of the most gorgeous little Torchlight-meets-MNC you’ve seen in a while? Deathspank, Dungeon Defenders, we’re a bit spoiled for choice with the hack-and-slash titles, but adding Tower Defense to the mix?!

    According to Scrawlfx.com (http://bit.ly/9wwyN7)…

    “Trendy Entertainment’s announced a new action-RPG set to debut on PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, and PC this fall. Dungeon Defenders utilizes the Unreal Engine 3 and brings up to four players together in a stylish watercolor setting.

    “Dungeon Defenders turns the tower defense genre on its head and adds a degree of depth seldom seen in a digital title,” said Jeremy Stieglitz, development director of Trendy Entertainment. “There is meaty character leveling and customization, awesome loot drops and plenty of team-oriented defensive strategy to manage, but then you have this action-packed wave-based standoff that gets continually more intense. It’s as deep as it is instantly fun.”

    Dungeon Defenders will allow up to four players to play together online or offline as one of four unique classes in fierce battles against waves of enemies across fifteen arenas. It aims to create a “seamless mix” of leveling, looting, and intense combat for “casual and core players alike”.

    It’s out this fall.”



    There’s an alleged pricetag of 10 bones lurking around, too. Under Siege, THIS, plus the aforementioned titles…oh, and Shank, plus the oldies like Fat Princess, Trine, Shadow Complex etc., the AngryJedi DD lifestyle choice is rapidly becoming something incredibly viable for console owners. These are glorious days, squaddies. Glorious days.

  • Pete Davison 4:43 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink
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    @feenwager: Having literally just finished DeathSpank (and yes, I’m aware what time it is… my sleep patterns are all messed up at the minute for various reasons) I’m stoked for a sequel. I won’t spoil anything, but they do make it pretty obvious at the end of the game that there’s more to come. So this sequel is probably less of a surprise to people who have already beaten the first one.

    You’re right about it being a wise choice, marketing-wise. Two $15 downloadable games is definitely going to garner the correct kind of attention for this game. If it were on shelves, it’d be ignored completely.

    I could go off on a lengthy diatribe about why this game works so well, but that’s ideal SquadCast fodder so I’ll save it for the next show.

    I will say this, though: I don’t know about the rest of you, but I haven’t even touched a retail release for about two months now. Any new stuff I’ve got hold of recently has been downloadable. I’m not even sure what’s come out recently. Anything good?

  • zegolf 10:16 am on July 23, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , , TMNT, XBLA   

    @RedSwirl Both of them (I believe) have demos, so you should try them out first. The only reason I say this is because when they were released, I got sufficiently “amped up” about them coming to a current gen console. Sadly, they did not age well, played pretty poorly, and nearly seemed neutered. I don’t know what it was, but something is just off about any TMNT game ported to XBLA. Maybe it was playing them on a 50″ screen, or just the fact that today’s graphics are so much better, but the nostalgia lasted a grand total of whatever the length of the demo was, and got very boring, very quickly. Like I said, try the demo if you haven’t already, and allow your opinion to be formed based on that.

    Speaking of XBLA, I accidentally bought Deathspank last night (somehow I managed to “accidentally” add 1200 MS Points to my account and “accidentally” select “Buy Full Version”). Two hours later, I forgot where I was and what I was doing before I sat down to try the demo. I now realize that my complaints about a lack of multiplayer were pretty worthless, because I’m not so sure that game would handle it very well. It makes me wonder how Diablo II worked so well, and if D2’s multiplayer was ever real multiplayer, or if you just kind of had people tagging along and killing stuff while you did the same.

    Deathspank is a lot of fun so far. I feel like the screen is a bit busy at times, but other than that I have no real complaints. I’m nearly finished with the first section, but I have a feeling I’ll knock that out over the weekend and get my $15 worth. Not sure of the replay value (can anyone speak on this?) but for $15, I don’t have a whole lot of complaints.

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