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Review: Fret Nice (XBLA)

Review: Fret Nice (XBLA)
Fret Nice Developer: Pieces Interactive Publisher: Tecmo Inc Release Date: Feburary 24th, 2010 Platform: Xbox LIVE Arcade & Playstation Network Price: 1200 MP ($15) ESRB: E for Everyone Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 03/03/10

Atari announced a new sequel to Eden Games’ Test Drive Unlimited. Look for Unlimited 2 to add in day-night cycles, weather effects, vehicle damage, etc… It should launch this fall for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 & Windows… Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Xbox 360 LIVE Usage: Week Of 2/22

Xbox 360 LIVE Usage: Week Of 2/22
Straight from the mouth (or fingers as the case may be) of Major Nelson, here’s the latest LIVE usage details. Nothing on the full retail list elicits any sort of surprise reaction from me, but I am happy to see how effective the Deal of the Week is in pushing Arcade titles. Duke Nukem 3D is just the latest in a long line of XBLA games that haven’t really been looked at in a while, yet now all of a sudden is the number one title. As long as gamers keep up the support, this program will continue to exist, bringing us a bit more value for our points… Bookmark It Hide...
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Tecmo Bowl To Evolve With ‘Throwback’

Tecmo Bowl To Evolve With ‘Throwback’
If you check out my list of games that I’ve played, you’ll be hard pressed to find any sports titles on there. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy most sports & their gaming counterparts, although I may not be as much of a fan as your average male. It’s just been a combination of a lot of really good games in other genres & my total irritation at the thought that, in order to stay current, I would have to buy a new title each year. It’s even more of an issue this generation when online connectivity & downloadable content is the standard. Why make me pay $60 a...
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 03/02/10

The free-to-play MMO Dungeons & Dragons Online has now hit one million users… The latest Red Dead Redemption trailer dubbed The Women is posted for you below… Here’s the latest screens from the Helix map in Lost Planet 2… Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Screens: Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition

Screens: Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition
Here’s the latest Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition screens for the Xbox LIVE Arcade courtesy of Atlas… Bookmark It Hide Sites
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W!Games Is A ‘Greed’y ‘Corp’oration

W!Games Is A ‘Greed’y ‘Corp’oration
Alright, I was probably reaching way down in the bottom of the cheese bag for that title. But seriously, W!Games has been hyping Greed Corp for some time now so seeing it finally launch (& there-by giving me a chance to play it) is something I wanted to bring to your attention. The Xbox LIVE Arcade & Playstation Network title is a turn-based strategy game based on the Mistbound universe. The single player features 4 factions, 24 maps, & over 10 hours of gameplay while the multiplayer will pit you against up to 3 other people (for a total of 4) in local, online, or bot-controlled action...
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 02/25/10

The demo for MLB 2K10 is now available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Queue it up here… Looks like Batman: Arkham Asylum pleased publisher Warner Bros quite a bit, as news broke the day before yesterday that they just became a majority stake holder in developer Rocksteady. I wonder if this has anything to do with SquareEnix getting phased out of the sequel?… Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 02/22/10

The demo for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been downloaded more than 3.5 million times… Greed Corp should be hitting XBLA on Feb 24th for 800 MP & the Playstation Store for $9.99 on Feb 25th… Capcom’s motorcycle racer MotoGP 09/10 will hit the Xbox 360 & Playstation 3 on March 16. Check out the latest trailer below… Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 02/18/10

The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom is now available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 800 MP… Konami will be bringing Ninety Nine Nights II to the Xbox 360 this spring… Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Midway Leaves The Marketplace

Midway Leaves The Marketplace
Got a hankering for some old school Smash TV action on your Xbox 360? Well, hopefully you picked it up already as it’s no longer available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. In fact, there’s a handful of Midway arcade titles that are now MIA including Cyberball, Defender, Paperboy, Root Beer Tapper, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Robotron 2084, Joust, & Gauntlet. Remember when Midway’s financial difficulties became headlines & Warner Bros picked up the majority of Midway’s properties? Well, this is the fallout from that. As licenses change hands, old contracts become null...
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Microsoft Throws A Block Party

Microsoft Throws A Block Party
A lot of you know that I’m a big fan of Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade program. In fact, I’ve been wanting Microsoft to do more events like that throughout the year, as I think it’ll draw more attention to the service & spotlight some really good titles. Now, it looks like the folks in Redmond have been listening as they’re planning a Summer of Arcade-esq event for March dubbed Block Party. It’s basically the same thing as the SoA, except in the spring. Below are the four titles that will be featured including pricing, release date & some screenies. So...
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 02/08/10

Apparently gamers who haven’t been able to upgrade to an HD display are have been having trouble reading the many lines of text in the recently launched Mass Effect 2. There’s even a thread about it in the official forums. Bioware’s response? Well, according to Mass Effect Project Manager Michael Gamble, “it was a byproduct of enhancements to the user interface” & they can’t address it with a patch, but will keep it in mind for their future Mass Effect titles. I wonder what they’ve done differently since this isn’t the first time this issue has...
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This Week On Xbox LIVE Marketplace

This Week On Xbox LIVE Marketplace
Microsoft’s Deal of the Week is actually a 3-fer: Marvel vs Capcom 2 (800 MP), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Reshelled (400 MP) & Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao (800 MP). Honestly, these are the prices they should have been right from the beginning. Especially the TMNT title, which was a very short, yet polished up arcade port & Invincible Tiger, which is one of those games that I personally didn’t get in to. Han Tao was certainly tough to recommend, so even at 800 MP, I suggest you try the demo first. Bookmark It Hide...
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Needlemouse + XBLA/PSN/WW = Sonic 4

Needlemouse + XBLA/PSN/WW = Sonic 4
When we first got wind of Project Needlemouse, there was a mix of joy & trepidation. Joy at the return of the iconic speedster & trepidation because of the long time struggle Sega has had getting the spiny mammal to be successful since it’s 16 bit days. Today, Sega finally showed it’s hand, & I must say, I think they’ve been dealt full house. One of the biggest complaints have been that they seem to miss re-creating the magic that Sonic had back on the Genesis. So, Sega seems to have finally taken that to heart & is creating Sonic 4. No were-hogs, no RPG elements...
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Xbox LIVE Usage: Jan 25th

Xbox LIVE Usage: Jan 25th
Major Nelson has posted the most recent Xbox LIVE Activity list. The first thing you’ll notice is that Larry has expanded the list to encompass the Top 20, just like he did with the overall 2009 list. I’m happy to see this as it gives a better picture of what’s happening if you pull the heavy hitters out of the running. Predictably, Modern Warfare 2 leads the pack on the retail list. But, you’ll note that the demo for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 ranks in at #3. I guess I’m one of the few who’ve not given it a shot yet. I’ve downloaded it, just haven’t...
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 02/02/10

According to Joystiq, Microsoft is releasing the previously-bundle-only Xbox 360 250GB HD individually in Japan on March 11th. It’ll run about 15,540 yen (which is about $170 here in the US). No word on when the US release will happen… There’s a new trailer for The Sims 3 posted below featuring Design & High Tech stuff… Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Behemoth #3 Is Now BattleBlock Theater

Behemoth #3 Is Now BattleBlock Theater
I must admit, I have yet to warm up to the latest title from The Behemoth. I’ve been watching it with a weary eye for many months now & yet still can’t quite get myself to buy in. Castle Crashers was a ton of fun that also happened to benefit from launching at a time when the selection offered on XBLA was hit & miss. The Behemoth has surprised me in the past so I won’t write their new one off until I have spent some serious quality time with it. For the longest time, it didn’t have a name. Simply referred to as Game #3, we’ve seen lots of game play without...
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 02/01/10

There’s a Halo Legends contest where you can win a trip to 343 Studios. Check it out on Facebook… As we get closer to the March 16th release of God of War III, look for Kratos-inspired Slurpee flavors & God of War III collectible cups at 7-11… Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 01/28/10

Interested in getting in on the Command & Conquer 4 public beta? Then you’ll want to check out this page… Looks like the Dragon Age: Origins DLC Return to Ostagar will go back up on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace sometime next week… Bookmark It Hide Sites
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