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Even before diving into Bloodforge's gore-soaked, beast-slaying combat or encountering one of its screen-enveloping enemies, the XBLA brawler announces itself as a God of War wannabe. From its pissed-off protagonist to its female narrator, the hack-and-slasher channels Kratos' exploits before the first entrails stain your sword. There are certainly worse series to...

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Bloodforge review: God of sore ... thumbs

Even before diving into Bloodforge's gore-soaked, beast-slaying combat or encountering one of its screen-enveloping enemies, the XBLA brawler announces itself as a God of War wannabe. From its pissed-off protagonist to its female narrator, the hack-and-slasher channels Kratos' exploits before the...

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Coming to Xbox Live: Deep Black, LEGO deals, more

Major Nelson has posted the upcoming schedule for Xbox Live. This Wednesday brings the return of vehicular madness with Trials Evolution, while next week brings Bloodforge and Deep Black: Episode 1, an underwater action game we haven't heard about since 2010. On the Deal of the Week front, this...

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Microsoft reveals Xbox 360 lineup for PAX East 2012

We haven't figured out a way to travel into the future yet, and we're just as upset as you are about that. But the closest thing has to be playing games that aren't actually out yet, right? Microsoft is offering PAX East attendees a chance to do just that next weekend. Major Nelson posted the list...

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XBLA 'Arcade NEXT' promo includes Trials Evolution April 18, Minecraft May 9

How does Microsoft fill the space between "House Party" and "Summer of Arcade?" With a new promotion called "Arcade NEXT," loaded with important XBLA games. How important? Minecraft important. The promotion kicks off with Trials Evolution on April 18. Bloodforge follows on April 25; then Fable...

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Bloodforge coming to XBLA, looks bloody

While the website for Bloodforge does a good job describing the upcoming XBLA game from Climax – promising "a brutal combat system, stunning art style, and a deeply compelling story" – it does very little to explain exactly what a bloodforge is. Is it a forge fueled by blood? Is...

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