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XBLA in Brief: Spare Parts

It's another one-game week for Xbox Live Arcade. This week's title: Spare Parts, a light-hearted action platformer from EA Bright Light. All the usual suspects are here: power-ups, baddies, robots and coins, lots and lots of coins. It also features the voice talents of Simon Pegg, from the much...

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European PSN releases for January 19

Today's European PSN update is not only chock-full of delicious, standalone offerings, including EA Bright Lights' Spare Parts and the winter-themed Costume Quest on Ice -- but it also has additions for yesterday's big PS3 releases. Need a new costume for your stitched protagonist in...

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PSN Tuesday: Mass Effect 2, Spare Parts, Mega Man

*BOOM* Our top game of 2010 hits PSN. Mass Effect 2 is available now to download through the digital distribution network, but don't expect to be playing it right away. The title is 12 gigglebytes, which means if you start downloading now, you'll be lucky to finish before the Honolulu sunset....

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Find some Spare Parts on XBLA, PSN this week

EA Bright Light's Spare Parts is coming out this week on XBLA and PSN for $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points). In this online co-op platformer, two robots are stranded on an alien planet, forced to collect junk to repair their ship and go back home. With its cartoony style and its focus on wacky alien...

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Simon Pegg talks robots and cooperation in Spare Parts vidoc

Shaun of the Spaced Fuzz Trek star Simon Pegg recently took a moment to talk up EA Bright Light's upcoming project (for which he's doing some vocal work), Spare Parts. Check out his thoughts on gaming, robotics and the true meaning of friendship in the video below....

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Simon Pegg provides voice acting for Spare Parts

Spare Parts, EA Bright Light's XBLA/PSN platformer about lovable robots, has a bit of star power in addition to its known cuteness power. Shaun of the Dead and Star Trek actor Simon Pegg has joined the cast as "Con-rad," a computer who guides Mar-T and Chip on their search for spaceship parts. In...

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Bright Light teases unannounced XBLA/PSN game from Spare Parts team, explains internal dev culture

Bright Light, EA's Guildford-based (UK) studio, is hard at work on at least four titles: Create, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Episode 1, Spare Parts and a fourth, "secret [downloadable] project." At an EA press event last week, we spoke with Bright Light senior international PR manager...

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Spare a moment to check out some Spare Parts media from TGS

Spare Parts has charmed us through cunning use of "cute robots." We were raised to fear metallic beings -- mostly thanks to Terminator -- but seeing them cute it up yet again in this TGS trailer, it gives us hope that we'll be allies in the future. It should come in handy once the zombies rise....

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Spare Parts trailer has an acute case of cute robots

As the first screens implied, the first trailer for Spare Parts confirms that its co-op protagonists (cotagonists?), Mar-T and Chip, are entirely adorable. Apart from this confirmation, the trailer also shows off some of the cooperative gameplay, which amounts to baddie smashing and platforming....

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First Spare Parts screens have charm to spare

The first screenshots from EA Bright Light's co-op action-platformer Spare Parts have been revealed, showing us exactly what kind of robots we're going to be dealing with, here. We're pleased to report that the game's pair of upgradable protagonists, Mar-T and Chip, fall into the Asimo category...

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