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Physics-based puzzle games can be a little hit-or-miss – sometimes literally. While the element of unpredictability can be addictive in games about knocking down structures with furious birds, it can also lead the way to frustrating trial and error when the physics refuse to cooperate. The Splatters on Xbox Live Arcade hits more than it misses, but it has a few...

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Xbox Live Countdown to 2013 daily deal: Crazy Taxi, Banjo Kazooie and more

Today's daily deal on Xbox Live includes sales on six games as part of a "family games" theme. Two XBLA games, Crazy Taxi and The Splatters, can be downloaded for 200 Microsoft points each today, a 75 percent savings on their original 800 point prices. The other six games come straight from the...

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Indie Fund breaks its own rules to finance ports of The Splatters

Indie Fund generally doesn't invest in ports. If a game doesn't succeed on its first platform, then there's no motivation for Indie Fund to back more iterations of it – it says such a tactic "may not be a wise investment." However, Indie Fund makes an exception for SpikySnail's XBLA game...

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The Splatters review: Slip, slide, splat

Physics-based puzzle games can be a little hit-or-miss – sometimes literally. While the element of unpredictability can be addictive in games about knocking down structures with furious birds, it can also lead the way to frustrating trial and error when the physics refuse to cooperate. The...

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XBLA gets The Splatters on April 11

Xbox Live members can all get The Splatters starting April 11. No, we're not talking about intestinal discomfort, but rather The Splatters, a physics puzzler starring a troupe of amorphous blobs. The April 11 launch date was recently added to Xbox Live Marketplace and subsequently confirmed by...

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Physics puzzler 'The Splatters' coming to XBLA in 2012, coming to PAX this month

Frankly, we always thought "the splatters" is something you really want to avoid on long car trips, but apparently The Splatters is a video game too. Based on the trailer, it appears the goal is to zip through stages, exploding bombs and causing as much bodily harm as possible to the gelatinous...

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