Archive for the Xbox Live Category

Hydrophobia to be exclusive Xbox LIVE

Posted in Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , on March 27, 2010 by James Love

Dark Energy Digital, who are developing Hydrophobia, has confirmed the game will be exclusive to Xbox LIVE.

“Hydrophobia is set to be a trailblaizing title which expands the spectrum of what is possible on Xbox Live Arcade. HydroEngine delivers a gameplay experience unlike anything you have ever seen before,” Microsoft Game Studios producer Mark Coates said.

[Thanks, Develop]

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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 video leaked

Posted in Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Store, SEGA, WiiWare, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , on February 16, 2010 by James Love

Those lovely chaps over at 1UP have managed to get hold of a shaky cam (has no one heard of a tripod, or even standing still?) video for the alpha build of Sonic the Hedgehog 4.

Back to his 2D glory days, expect Sonic to reappear on Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this summer as a digital download. We cannot wait!

Check it the video after the jump.

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Darksiders to get 90 minute demo

Posted in PlayStation 3, PlayStation Store, THQ, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , on February 16, 2010 by James Love

THQ have announced that they’re bringing an extended demo of Darksiders to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The demo will take around an hour and a half to complete and should more than satisfy those who are still undecided on the game.

David Adams, General Manager of Vigil Games commented: “We are really pumped to be bringing a playable demo for Darksiders to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. We really wanted to give gamers a true idea of the variety of gameplay that the game offers and so rather than just making a standard 20-minute demo version of the first few levels.”

The demo goes live Feb 25th on Xbox LIVE and on the PlayStation Store.

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Xbox LIVE coming to Windows Phone 7 Series

Posted in Xbox Live with tags , on February 15, 2010 by James Love

Microsoft have today announced at Mobile World Congress that their new upcoming phone OS, Windows Phone 7 Series, will have Xbox LIVE support.

“For the first time ever, Microsoft will bring together Xbox LIVE games and the Zune music and video experience on a mobile phone, exclusively on Windows Phone 7 Series… [and] customers will be able to purchase the first phones in stores by holiday 2010,” says the PR.

Microsoft goes on to detail: “This hub delivers the first and only official Xbox LIVE experience on a phone, including Xbox LIVE games, Spotlight feed and the ability to see a gamer’s avatar, Achievements and gamer profile. With more than 23 million active members around the world, Xbox LIVE unlocks a world of friends, games and entertainment on Xbox 360, and now also on Windows Phone 7 Series.”

[Via CVG]

New screens for RISK: Factions

Posted in EA, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , on January 17, 2010 by James Love

EA have released a batch of screenshots for their upcoming XBL Arcade title, RISK: Factions.

No date as yet for release, but check out the shots after the jump!

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GOONL!NE Review: Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

Posted in Reviews, Rockstar Games, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , on November 25, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Developer: Rockstar North
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Also on: N/A (Xbox 360 exclusive)
Console Played on: Xbox 360
Release Date: Thursday October 29th 2009
Age Rating: BBFC 18

[Disclaimer: This is the review of the second piece of DLC for Grand Theft Auto IV. We downloaded it, like everyone else most likely, from Xbox Live Marketplace. We do however also have Episodes from Liberty City with us from Rockstar, which we will be reviewing soon after this. Stay tuned for the review.]

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Microsoft Refuses to Confirm May 2010 Date for Alan Wake

Posted in Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , on November 13, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

alan-wakeMicrosoft Ireland has refused to confirm to GOONL!NE if a report this morning indicates that Alan Wake would be released in May 2010.

“[We] can neither confirm or deny it,” said a MS Ireland PR.

As for Microsoft UK, they only reiterated the Spring 2010 date given by Remedy writer Sam Lake at E3.

“I can confirm that Alan Wake is scheduled for release in SPRING 2010 but no official date has yet been announced.”

There you have it.