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XBLA sales stats for first half of 2010, as deduced from leaderboard data

Gamerbytes has compiled a list of several Xbox Live Arcade games and their performance in the first half of 2010 based on data derived from leaderboards. First, there are the top performers: Trials HD apparently had the biggest user base, jumping from 600,000 players to over a million during the...

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XBLA in Brief: Space Ark, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, Risk: Factions

Three new games this week. Three. All are 800 MS Points and all are radically different. We've got the cutesy, Breakout-esque Space Ark, some 2D action with Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project and a classic board game with some new twists in RISK: Factions. See all three after the break. Note: Space...

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Joyswag: Risk: Black Ops board game & Risk: Factions XBLA codes

Update: Risk: Blacks Ops will now choose whose home it goes to. Yes, IT will choose. To celebrate tomorrow's release of Risk: Factions on XBLA -- something the board game aficionados at Joystiq HQ have been geeking out about for months -- EA has offered up a copy of Risk: Black Ops for this...

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Risk: Factions media introduces us to the Yeti

Click image to transcend this post into gallery nirvana Given Risk: Faction's known cast of characters -- kitty cats, gruff military general-type dudes, robots and zombies -- it only makes sense that the latest faction revealed would be a bit ... off. Enter: the Yetis, a species that makes its...

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Zombies enter the Risk: Factions fray

Well, naturally. This is how we assumed the make-up of the five different armies featured in Risk: Factions would evolve: first, there are humans, and then there were cats, who were bested by robots, and now somehow there are zombies. You wouldn't think them to be brilliant global strategists, but...

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Robots to join the struggle for world domination in Risk: Factions

We'd like to take a moment to wish all of humanity (and felinity?) the best of luck when dealing with Risk: Factions' recently announced, third group of soldiers: the unfeeling, unstoppable Robot Menace. Check out the video above to see the origins of this once-domesticated group's violent...

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Hands-on: Risk Factions (Classic Mode)

Risk: Factions is coming to Xbox Live Arcade this summer, and a version of the classic Risk board game, dubbed Classic Mode, will be included. The verdict? It's classic Risk, albeit with a couple of key tweaks. Most game-changing is a bonus star feature, which randomly awards players 1-2 "stars"...

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Hands-on: Risk Factions (XBLA)

I have an admission to make: I haven't played the original Risk board game. For hardcore fans of the game, that fact alone may discredit my opinion. However, after playing the upcoming XBLA adaptation, I wish I had discovered the board game sooner. Risk Factions looks and feels like a Penny...

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Risk: Factions sets the stage for war with two trailers

There's no gameplay in the two recently release Risk: Factions trailers, but the clips do give context to the previously presented and purrrr-fectly bizarre screenshots. With animation that looks like it's straight out of Penny Arcade Adventures -- not surprising, considering both are done by...

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First Risk: Factions screens released, surprisingly cartoony

Click to Kitty-size Usually, when playing the physical, real-life version of Risk, we like to pretend that we're bloodthirsty conquerers -- ones capable of forging (and betraying) alliances with hated enemies, and eradicating the military forces of neighboring nations with extreme prejudice. We...

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