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Wreckateer free, half-price games in Xbox Live 10th anniversary sale

Wreckateer is now free as part of Xbox Live's 10th anniversary celebrations. The Kinect-enabled demolition-fest won't is going for nada and niente for 48 hours, Microsoft tells us. While they aren't free, several other XBLA games are going half-price. Those with costs lopped in half include Castle...

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Guilty Gear hits XBLA next week, Arkham City on sale this week

Surprise! Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus is coming to Xbox Live in North America on October 24. We previously learned only its Japanese release window, and had no confirmation of western release at all. But you'll be able to engage in vintage metal-inspired 2D fighting next week for 1200 Microsoft...

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'Avatar Famestar' introduces persistent, cross-game rewards to XBLA

When Iron Galaxy's Wreckateer is launched next week – the second game in Microsoft's Summer of Arcade annual promotion – it'll include a brand new feature that will show up in several upcoming XBLA games: Avatar Famestars. We first heard the name back in February when a trademark popped...

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XBLA Summer of Arcade 2012 detailed, Tony Hawk kickflips it off on July 18

XBLA's Summer of Arcade 2012 begins on July 18 with the HD-ified rebirth of Tony Hawk Pro Skater for 1200 MS Points ($15). The following week, Iron Galaxy's Angry Birds meets Boom Blox Kinect flinger Wreckateer arrives for 800 MS Points ($10), with Deadlight, Hybrid, and Dust: An Elysian Tail...

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Summer of Arcade: Deadlight, Wreckateer, Tony Hawk HD, Dust: An Elysian Tale and Hybrid

During pre-show coverage of Microsoft's E3 press conference, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer revealed the lineup of this year's Summer of Arcade promotion. The first game he talked about was Hyrbid, 5th Cell's jetpack-driven multiplayer shooter. This was followed by a brief vignette of...

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The Joystiq Show - GDC 2012: Day 1

The Game Developers Conference 2012 is in full swing in San Francisco and Joystiq has a team on-hand to report on the greatest things the show has to offer. In this episode, Xav, JC, Ben, and Jessica sit down to discuss their first day of the show, including some PSN and Kinect titles, and some...

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Wreckateer smashing up XBLA this spring, and it's totally your fault

Ever since you stormed -- and consequently destroyed -- your first sandcastle, you've relished the perverse joy in the destruction of inconsequential structures. And for you, oddly specific sufferer, Iron Galaxy Studios is crafting a great outlet for that particular fetish with Wreckateer. First...

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Iron Galaxy Studios' Wreckateer leaked in ratings, to be published by Microsoft

A game called Wreckateer has been spotted in the Australian ratings classification system, listed as being developed by Iron Galaxy and published by Microsoft. Iron Galaxy Studios is a company that's done a lot of technical consulting for other game developers -- it recently helped Capcom...

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A fresh batch of XBLA titles rated around the world

You go to a fortune teller and ask what will happen in 2012, expecting her to repeat rejected phrases from the Panda Express fortune-cookie line in a wistful, croaking manner. Instead, she busts out this ratings list for coming XBLA titles and you tip her 200 percent, leaving with your mind blown...

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