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"'Splosion Man" (XBLA) Mini-Review

When I first bought my Xbox two years ago, I figured that I wouldn't be using the online component much, and just buying big name titles and staying on top of the current generation of games. These days, I still pop in a disc now and then, but I find that some of my best experiences with the console were downloaded through the Live Arcade, and Twisted Pixels' "'Splosion Man," is no different.

Piss on Punx in "Metalocalypse: Dethgame"

If I know anything about lovers of Metal-related irony, it's that they absolutely never get sick of it. Nothing proves this more than Adult Swim's "Metalocalypse." Not content to let "Brutal Legend" steal their thunder in the Metal game genre, Konami and Frozen Codebase have unleashed a pre-alpha build of "Metalocalypse: Dethgame" upon the world of SDCC. It seems that the reaction to very early build has turned out to be a bit lukewarm:

"Magic: The Gathering..." (XBLA) Mini-Review

When I was in fourth grade, my parents had a treehouse built for me for my birthday. When it was finally finished, I didn't pretend it was a pirate ship or a secret clubhouse. I grabbed my four giant boxes of cards for Magic: The Gathering, hauled them up the rickety ladder, and proceeded to play with Eric and one of his friends for hours. This was a continuing trend for quite a while, until I foolishly sold my cards to my cousin for a meager $30. That was almost 15 years ago. These days I can legally drink, have sex pretty frequently, and fancy myself to be quite the fun guy.

Guess What Kind of Game "Zombie Apocalypse" Is

After a run-through of "Wolfenstein 3D" on my Xbox 360 the other day, I had a discussion with a friend about how games that involve killing Nazi's will never get old. I was thinking the same thing about zombie games too, but there have been so many lately that I'm feeling pretty close to zombie game burnout. When I heard about "Zombie Apocalypse," the top-down, "Smash TV" style zombie shooter for XBLA and PSN, I can't say that I was all that excited, but this gameplay footage is kind of neat.

Twisted Pixel Announces 'Splosion Man

Now that April Fools day has blown over, it's confirmed that the makers of the cutesy XBLA monster mash "The Maw" are in fact developing "'Splosion Man," a game straight out of Michael Bay's wildest dreams. As the name implies, 'Splosion Man has the capacity to make things 'splode, and that includes scientists that try to deter him from his mission of 'sploding anything in his path:

Any scientist he catches is 'sploded into chunks of ham and ribeyes, the smell of their destruction terrifying, but also a little succulent

"Ender's Game: Battle Room" (XBLA)

I rarely post about stuff like this unless I can find an accompanying video or even an image, but I couldn't wait. In pawing through IGN's upcoming release calendar looking for games to check in on, something caught my eye that made me light up like a kid on Christmas. Sometime in the mysterious "TBA 2009," an XBLA title called "Ender's Game: Battle Room" based on my favorite sci-fi novel of all time, will find its way onto my XBOX360.

The Behemoth Reveals "Game #3"

The Behemoth is an indie gaming studio that's very close to my heart. I recently beat "Castle Crashers" for the 3rd time this past weekend (gotta unlock the characters!) and I've been awaiting their announcement about their as yet untitled 3rd game with baited breath. With both a successful Contra-esque shooter (Alien Hominid) and an arcadey hack-and-slash adventure game (Castle Crashers) under their belts I had my guesses, but boy was I ever far off.

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