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I don’t know why, but I hadn’t put my eyes anywhere near State of Decay, the sandbox zombie-survival sim by Undead Labs, until about a two weeks ago. I was clued in, coincidently, by an article on the site where Mike now puts his words. This week, the game released on Xbox Live. The consensus is that it’s pretty good. If you’re like me, though — looking for an Xbox you never bought — you’ll probably have to wait awhile longer.
While State of Decay is planned to arrive on PC, Undead community director Sanya Weathers says the studio is still working,
“We are still working on the PC version, and I don’t have a really good estimate for completion. Too much depends on third parties. It isn’t going to be soon by any meaningful use of the word ‘soon’.”
State of Decay is an open-world game in which the player must survive a world overrun by zombies. It is ambitiously larger than its home on XBLA would suggest.
The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. The original Minecraft 360 release, though quite fun and very successful, was lacking a few of the more enriching features native to the PC version. Update 1.8 released early this morning, and contains the following features:
-Creative Mode: Allows for flying, infinite supplies, and quick removal of blocks.
-Hunger Meter: Food isn’t just for replenishing hearts anymore, but for keeping up strength when building.
-New Food: Melons, chicken, steak… yum.
-More Monsters: Endermen, Cave Spiders, Silverfish
-New Crafting Items
-Different terrains (new worlds only)
-Expanded Host Privileges
The update is free, and a download prompt will appear automatically the next time you open Minecraft on the 360. Though the creative mode does take some of the fun out of finding materials for building, the new additions are a great improvement over the more basic version of the game.
Could you be playing Killer Instinct on Xbox Live in the near (or not so near) future? According to Playxbla.com, a website by Microsoft devoted to all things Xbox Live related, Microsoft felt like breaking the news of refiling for trademark application for the old school fighter title. A lot of news about possible future titles from publishers has been broken by people who sift through trademark filing sites, in this day and age it’s getting harder and harder for companies to be sneaky and keep things secret. I guess, in this case, it could work in Microsoft’s advantage to throw out a little buzz about a possible re-kindling of the Killer Instinct brand.
My guess is Killer Instinct, in some form be it Reboot, HD Remake, or something else altogether, is going to wind up on Xbox Live Arcade sometime in the unforeseen future.
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Publisher: Telltale Games
Developer: Telltale Games
Platform: PSN, XBLA, PC, Mac, iOS
Release Date: August 28, 2012
ESRB: M- Mature
When it was first announced that Telltale Games was going to make an episodic game set in the universe of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, I was understandably hesitant. However, I decided that I would give at least the first episode a chance when it released, and I couldn’t be happier that I did. After playing episode one I was surprised, after playing episode two I was hooked, and now after playing episode three the only word I can think of to describe how I feel is enthralled.
As I sat down last night to play episode three, I was already excited to see where this entry was going to take Lee and the other survivors. During the following three hours I laughed, cursed at people on the screen who regrettably couldn’t hear me, felt genuine sadness, and sat in absolute stunned silence after experiencing one of the most shocking moments I have seen in a video game in a long time. Everything in this episode was paced to perfection, never once becoming boring or tedious.
Dust: An Elysian Tail was first made known to the video game industry back in 2009 when it won Microsoft’s Dream.Build.Play challenge. Now, almost three years later, it has finally gotten its release on Xbox Live. The fact that this game was almost entirely made by just one man makes its quality all the more surprising. Dean Dodrill, the creator of the game, has crafted not only the best title in this year’s Summer of Arcade promotion, but also one of the best downloadable titles on the Xbox 360, period.
The game opens with the titular character waking up in the middle of a glade, absent any memories of what came before. He is soon joined by a talking sword, Ahrah, and a Nimbat named Fidget. After a short discussion, the three newly acquainted characters set off on a journey to reclaim Dust’s wayward memories. It only takes mere moments to notice the game’s most striking feature, its visuals.
Xbox Live’s Summer of Arcade officially concludes on Wednesday when Dust: An Elysian Tail releases. If you don’t yet know about this game, chances are you will soon as it is already getting rave reviews from several sites and publications. Check out the beautiful launch trailer below and make sure to check back for our review of the title later this week.
Final Fantasy XIII and its offspring have been the subject of quite a fair amount of debate, and have split fanbases down the middle in many cases. Say what you may about the games, there’s no doubt that they continue to push the envelope in terms of including features and designs that no other Final Fantasy game has before them. FFXIII-2 now stands as the first in the series to receive a healthy helping of downloadable content support, and new releases are still being announced. And, in traditional FFXIII style, the value of each DLC release is creating more and more arguments, such as “why spend money on this”, “do you really like playing dress-up with your JRPG characters”, “$1.59 is too much for a digital bikini”, among others.
In case you don’t already know, Deadlight is an upcoming 2D puzzle platformer that will be released on XBLA sometime this summer. There hasn’t been a whole lot revealed about the story thus far, but this new trailer sheds a little light on the matter.
The game looks like a glorious mixture of Limbo, Shadow Complex, and The Walking Dead. There have been a good amount of side-scrollers that have released on XBLA and PSN over the last couple years, and Deadlight looks to continue that trend. This new “Fear Yourself” trailer has me even more excited for Deadlight than I was before. Check out the trailer below and leave your thoughts in the comments section.
Publisher: Telltale Games
Developer: Telltale Games
Platform: XBLA, PSN, Mac OS X, iOS, PC
Release Date: April 24th 2012 (A New Day)
ESRB: M- Mature
Today marked the release of the very first episode of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead. Based on Robert Kirkman’s comic series of the same name this five-part “season” follows the story of Lee Everett as he, much like everyone else in Kirkman’s world, attempts to survive the zombie apocalypse. Coming off of a couple of mediocre releases, fans were a bit concerned when it was announced that Telltale would be taking the wheel for the game. However after playing through the first episode A New Day I can honestly say that the developer has never been at their finest…
Like most of you, we here at Addicted-Gamers had our sights set, wallets ready, pre-orders filled, and schedules appropriately cleared for some of the most anticipated titles of the last three months. However, it’s sometimes easy to be blinded by the hype and totally overlook the fact that aside from Mass Effect 3, The Darkness 2, and Final Fantasy XIII-2 there were over one hundred other releases alone between January and April of this year. Feel like you missed something? Have you already saved the galaxy as Commander Shepard four times now and looking for something new? Well then sit back and relax as we go through and count out ten games you may have missed from Q1 2012…