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  • Blog Post: Four New Xbox One Backward Compatible Games Available, Red Dead Not Included

    Four new games have joined Microsoft’s backward compatible roster. If you were counting on Red Dead Redemption, Halo Wars, or any of the other titles part of this weekend’s snafu though, you’re out of luck. We know that Alan Wake will eventually be coming, but that’s not available... More
  • Blog Post: More Avatar Skins Announced For Minecraft On Xbox 360

    Update: More skins have been revealed for Minecraft on Xbox 360 including Master Chief, Ms. 'Splosion Man, and Banjo from Banjo Kazooie. The first skin pack will have the above and below mentioned skins along with Carmine from Gears of War, a scientist from Ms. 'Splosion Man, the original Trials... More
  • Blog Post: The Essential Xbox Live Arcade List

    PlayStation 3, Wii, iOS, and multiplatform downloadable games have had their shot. Today is all about the Xbox 360. This week, we've outlined some of the best games across the life of the major console download services. With an eye towards including the important early games on the service as well... More
  • Blog Post: Trials HD Developer Acquired By Ubisoft

    RedLynx, the studio behind the extremely successful Trials HD (and WiiWare's Motoheroz ) is independent no longer. As of today, RedLynx is officially a part of Ubisoft. RedLynx will continue working in the space where it seems most comfortable: online. With popular games on Xbox Live, PSN, WiiWare... More
  • Blog Post: WiiWare's MotoHeroz Pulls The Ol' "Trailer And Release Date" Stunt

    Developer RedLynx is best known for the downloadable hit Trials HD, but when September 15 rolls around, Wii owners will get the studio's exclusive MotoHeroz. Check out the trailer below to see this stunt/racing game in motion. The video highlights the single-player and multiplayer modes, and shows... More
  • Blog Post: Trials HD Hits Two Million Sales

    Despite being one of the most incredibly difficult games that I've ever played on Xbox Live Arcade, Trials HD remains one of the most successful downloadable games on Microsoft's service. Today developer RedLynx announced that they have reached a new milestone. After a little over a year-and... More
  • Blog Post: Awesome XBLA Sale Is For One Day Only

    Some of the best Live Arcade games on the service are half off, but only on Friday, April 15th. If you don't already own Castle Crashers, Limbo, Monday Night Combat, Shadow Complex, and Trials HD, you should. They're all awesome in their own right. The five Microsoft Game Studios' published... More
  • Blog Post: XBLA Triple Pack Offers Trials HD, Limbo & 'Splosion Man

    We'd always hoped that it would come to this. Downloadable games have taken off on platforms like Xbox Live Arcade, and now Microsoft is offering a retail box copy containing three of XBLA's best titles. Limbo, Trials HD (shown above), and 'Splosion Man are coming out in a Triple Pack for... More
  • Blog Post: Trials HD's Big Thrills DLC Now Available

    Do you have Trials HD? Do you have 400 Microsoft Points just burning a hole in your virtual wallet? This is your lucky day, cowpoke. RedLynx has announced that the Big Thrills pack is now live. It adds 40 new tracks--including 10 from the community--as well as new achievements. "The quality of some... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Reveals Xbox 360 Black Friday Deals

    With the biggest shopping day of the year approaching this week, gamers are on the lookout for awesome deals. Lucky for you, Microsoft is happy to help. They've announced a whole bunch of great price reductions this week for both retail and downloadable offerings. From Friday, November 26 until Monday... More
  • Blog Post: RedLynx Offers Up Some Trials HD Tricks, Treats

    RedLynx has delivered a new Trials HD video, just in time for Halloween. The compilation highlights some of the game's secret zones that you may not know about. Looks like it's time to dust off our copies of the game and check it out for ourselves. It ends with a challenge to find all the secret... More
  • Blog Post: Trials HD Screams Past One Million Sales

    RedLynx has announced that its high-octane arcade game, Trials HD, has surpassed one million sales since its August 2009 release. "Only a handful of downloadable console games have reached this plateau," said Tero Virtala, CEO of RedLynx. "For a company of about thirty-five people, it's... More
  • Blog Post: Trials HD Studio Working On WiiWare Racer

    Redlynx's Trials HD is one of the addictive (and frustrating) Xbox Live Arcade experiences to date, so it's good news for Wii owners that the company has revealed that its working on Wild Wheels, an action/racing title slated to hit sometime during the last part of 2010 or early 2011. The game... More
  • Blog Post: Test Your Grit In The Trials HD Big Thrills Track Creator Challenge

    Consider yourself a Trials HD aficionado? If you are particularly dedicated to the masochistic title, the Trials HD Big Thrills Track Creator Challenge may be worth your time and attention. The challenge dishes out a $5,000 prize and a chance for 10 finalists to have their custom tracks showcased alongside... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Trials HD Big Thrills Expansion Headed To XBLA

    Update: Cross referencing the "Q4" release date of Big Thrills against the level design winner announcements on November 15 leads one to conclude that the Trials HD expansion will hit sometime between November 15th and December 31st this year. Original story (July 20 2010 05:42 PM) : Developer... More
  • Blog Post: Trials HD To Celebrate Millionth Player With A Bang

    Developer RedLynx is expecting that its Xbox Live Arcade game Trials HD will be played by a million people in just a few short weeks. That’s certainly a milestone to be proud of, and RedLynx is using the moment to launch a contest. Think you can guess when exactly the millionth player will record... More
  • Blog Post: XBLA Block Party Deemed A Success

    XBLA downloads saw a surprising jump in sales last month – credited to the successful promotion of the service’s Block Party. In a report just released by the Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment group ( FADE ), sales grew 41% in March when compared to the same time last year.... More
  • Blog Post: Trials HD Climbs To Top Of Best XBLA Games For 2009 List

    If you thought Shadow Complex was the best release on Xbox Live Arcade last year, you are unbelievably wrong. You should build a rocket and blast yourself to the moon, in fact. According to a recent Xbox Live Arcade poll, Trials HD was the best overall arcade game. Microsoft’s Major Nelson says... More
  • Blog Post: Interview: Xbox Live General Manager Marc Whitten

    I recently had a chance to talk to Xbox Live general manager Marc Whitten about some of the new features and issues facing Xbox Live. This is a longer version of the interview that ran in issue 199 of Game Informer. You’ve just launched Facebook, Twitter, and Last.FM for Xbox Live. Has it been... More
  • Blog Post: Trials HD BIG Pack Includes Low Gravity, Terrifying Old-School Landscape

    It seems like only three days ago we were writing about the Trials HD BIG Pack. Oh, how the time flies. There's a new trailer for the upcoming DLC available, and this one actually shows gameplay in comprehensible snippets. As you watch it, feel free to blink this time around. The DLC, which will... More
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