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Indie designer Jeff Minter has lingered on the fringes of the video game industry over the last few decades, producing refined versions of classic arcade games that reflect his quirky, bovine-loving personality. His latest game, TxK for the PlayStation Vita, feels essentially like a remake of Tempest 2000, Minter's groundbreaking arcade update that holds the dubious...

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Joystiq Weekly: Titanfall, The Last of Us DLC and Mario Kart 8 rivals

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Did you see that the Koopalings are going to be new...

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TxK review: Tidal Tempest

Indie designer Jeff Minter has lingered on the fringes of the video game industry over the last few decades, producing refined versions of classic arcade games that reflect his quirky, bovine-loving personality. His latest game, TxK for the PlayStation Vita, feels essentially like a remake of...

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Last of Us DLC, Lightning Returns, TxK join EU PlayStation Store

Yesterday the North American PlayStation Store was updated with a host of new software. Today it's Europe's turn. The highlights of this update include the addition of Jeff Minter's retro-shooter TxK, unexpectedly great roleplaying epic Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 and Left Behind, the...

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PSN Tuesday: Lightning Returns, TxK, Far Cry Classic

The PlayStation Store has been updated with fresh content, including full game downloads like Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Far Cry Classic and a special version of The Last of Us that includes season pass DLC. Jeff Minter's Tempest 2000 remake, TxK, brings a psychedelic light show to...

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Tempest 2000 remake TxK blasts its way onto PS Vita today

TxK, Jeff Minter's remake of the Atari Jaguar game Tempest 2000, will be available on PS Vita alongside the PlayStation Store update later today. In TxK, players travel down a corridor while shooting obstacles; special musical bonus stages, which players cannot fail, are scattered throughout TxK....

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Sony kicking off PS Vita PLAY rebate promotion tomorrow

PlayStation Vita owners can earn some cash back by keeping up with the platform's latest releases over the next month as part of Sony's newly announced PS Vita PLAY campaign. The offer gives $3 in PlayStation Store credit to players who purchase two featured games between January 21 and February...

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TxK, Jeff Minter's remake of Tempest 2000, on PS Vita this year

Earlier this month, Jeff Minter announced he was remaking Tempest 2000, the lauded Atari Jaguar game pictured above, for the PS Vita under the moniker TxK. Today, Minter has revealed TxK will launch this year on PS Vita. "The new game – TxK – will draw on the spirit of the classic T2K,...

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Minter's 'TxK' is a new spin on Tempest for Vita

Jaguar killer app Tempest 2000 (pictured) is being updated by creator, and flashing-lights-and-colors enthusiast, Jeff Minter for Vita. TxK is a new version of his frequently iterated game, which sees players circling the periphery of a geometric prism, shooting down the sides into the screen....

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