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It is good to chop fruit with your hands. That's likely to be my very dumbest thesis for the remainder of my games-reviewing career, but let's face it: Fruit Ninja Kinect is an astonishingly dumb game. Its unswerving singlemindedness sets a new standard for simplicity: The game oscillates between binary states of chopping fruit and waiting to chop more fruit, wi...

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An influx of Xbox One indies: Superhot, Goat Simulator [UPDATE: Many trailers added!]

Microsoft's indie development initiative, ID@Xbox, is bringing in a bunch of games to launch first on console on Xbox One, including Superhot, Goat Simulator, Dungeon of the Endless, No Time to Explain and Smite. Peek the full list of games ID@Xbox head Chris Charla announced during the Xbox Gam...

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ESRB rates Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One

The ESRB has issued a content rating for the unannounced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2, suggesting that a sequel to Halfbrick's fruit-eviscerating action game will soon find its way to the Xbox One. The Australian Classification Board outed the follow-up in a rating issued last month. Neither developer H...

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Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale Day 2: Farming, fighting, F1-ing

Eight more games are on sale for 24 hours in today's Xbox 360 Ultimate sale, including a few big names from a few years back. If you missed them back in the day, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Lost Planet 2, and Darksiders 2 are all on offer, as are Arcade offerings Hell Yeah! and Fruit Ninja Kinec...

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Fruit Ninja Kinect gets the chop in today's Xbox Live Countdown to 2013 deal

Tapping in to that long-held Yuletide tradition of throwing fruit around and trying to slice it mid-air, Fruit Ninja Kinect and its add-ons are splattered all over Xbox Live's Countdown to 2013 Xmas Day sale. Halfbrick's produce-pruner has its price chopped in half today to 400 MSP, while its four ...

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Fruit Ninja Kinect DLC revisits gaming history

While many people think Fruit Ninja is a recent phenomenon, it actually debuted in arcades way back in the late 1980s. Developer Halfbrick has announced a new batch of DLC for Fruit Ninja Kinect to give users a chance to look back on Fruit Ninja's heyday. The "8-bit Cartridge" DLC effectively rest...

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Fruit Ninja Kinect sells a million units; Jetpack Joyride update in April

Halfbrick announced today that Fruit Ninja Kinect has reached a million sales, solidifying it as a very successful "console experiment" for the company. The company announced a month ago at DICE 2012 that sales had surpassed a half million. Phil Larsen, chief marketing officer at Halfbrick, also to...

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Fruit Ninja Kinect sells a half-million copies; Jetpack Joyride reaches 14 million downloads

Australian developer Halfbrick is flying high on the success of its Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride franchises. Chief Marketing Officer Phil Larsen told us at the DICE conference in Las Vegas today that Fruit Ninja Kinect has reached a half-million sales and has been a very successful console exper...

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Best of the Rest: Griffin's picks of 2011

LittleBigPlanet 2 How fitting that for my last contribution to Joystiq's Game of the Year list, I should learn the bitter sting of having my number one choice not breach the Top 10. LittleBigPlanet 2 improved upon the original -- already one of my favorite games of all time -- in every conceivab...

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Fruit Ninja Kinect spreads holiday cheer with free Christmas DLC

'Tis the season to be jolly, and Fruit Ninja Kinect is celebrating with a fruit-slaughtering vengeance, offering up the free Christmas Present downloadable content pack. The pack includes lots of Yuletide goodies, including the candy cane blade, a Santa's Workshop background and, our favorite, ...

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Gunstringer, Fruit Ninja, Pinball FX2, Planeswalker 2012 DLC on XBLA this week

In addition to Joe Danger's Xbox Live Arcade debut, this Wednesday will host a handful of new DLC for several titles, Major Nelson reveals. Alongside the previously revealed "Vengeance and Virtue" DLC for Pinball FX2 ($10) and the "Lost Adventures" DLC for Orcs Must Die! ($4), we also have some h...

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