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  • Blog Post: The XBLA Exodus: Can Microsoft Reinvigorate Xbox Live Arcade?

    Microsoft has a mixed track record with indie games on its XBLA platform. As indie developers flock to other platforms, can Microsoft reinvigorate Xbox Live Arcade? Note: This article originally appeared in Game Informer issue 242. Brian Provinciano knew he did not want to release his game, Retro City... More
  • Blog Post: Cult Classic – Tales From Space: About a Blob

    One of this year's indie breakout games in DrinkBox Studios' Guacamelee, which is one of the best reviewed games of the year. However, don't sleep on the studio's first game, Tales From Space: About a Blob, an inventive platformer. DrinkBox was formed as an indie studio by some veterans... More
  • Blog Post: In The Box: If You Want Gamers To Use It, Include It

    Often, seemingly small decisions have a profound impact. This is true in life, and doubly true for companies that manufacture video game consoles. Since the beginning of this generation, tech experts and journalists have spent thousands of words breaking down the difference between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Uncharted: Fight For Fortune Impressions

    Combining the characters and world of the Uncharted series with a competitive card game seems like a strange pairing, but that’s exactly what Bend Studio and One Loop Games did with the turn-based card game, Uncharted: Fight for Fortune. As strange as it is seeing characters like Drake, Victor... More
  • Blog Post: Six Things The Wii U Online Service Needs To Be Competitive

    Boasting (reportedly) serious hardware and an impressive lineup of blockbuster third-party games, the Wii U targets the core gamer in a way Nintendo hasn’t attempted since the GameCube. Given the extreme popularity of online co-op and competitive multiplayer, the suite of features Nintendo plans... More
  • Blog Post: NGP Wishlist

    Sony’s NGP (Next-Generation Portable) was recently announced in Tokyo with great fanfare at the PlayStation Meeting. Once unveiled, the folks at Sony broke down some of the system’s features including front and rear touch screens, two cameras for the possibility of augmented reality, dual... More
  • Blog Post: The Secret History Of The X-Men Arcade Game

    Did you know the classic arcade brawler was based on a cartoon? Want to watch it right now? PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade recently received a new classic entry. The X-Men Arcade game was a favorite of many arcade-goers in 1992, when it offered up to six-player cooperative brawling with several... More
  • Blog Post: The Future Of Physical Media

    In the disc war between Sony’s Blu-ray and Microsoft-supported HD-DVD, Blu-ray’s superior media storage space, crisp video quality, and overwhelming studio support made it the victor. So what’s next? Now that the game industry is moving in a digital direction with downloadable titles... More
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