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Atari Picks Up Orphaned Ghostbusters Game

By Spencer . November 7, 2008 . 5:46am

This has been a rumor for quite some time, but now it’s official. Atari scooped up Ghostbusters which was left behind after the Activision Blizzard merger. Ghostbusters will come out on nearly every system. A PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, and even a PS2 version are due out next year.   I played […]

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Bourne-like acrobatics in The Bourne Conspiracy game

By Louise . June 10, 2008 . 1:45pm

A Bourne game so violent that Matt Damon refused to lend his voice to it? Sure, sign me up!  That and the fact that you get to drive a Mini are the only things that I knew about The Bourne Conspiracy before diving into it.   The main draw for me in playing a Bourne […]

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More Assault Heroes on Xbox Live this week

By Spencer . May 12, 2008 . 2:28pm

This was mentioned awhile ago by Sierra, but in case you weren’t aware Assault Heroes 2 is this week’s sole Xbox Live Arcade game. The first game was simple fun and the sequel looks like it’s more of the same. Some of the changes let players steal tanks from enemies and shoot creatures with the […]

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Confederate ghosts haunt Ghostbusters

By Spencer . May 1, 2008 . 1:52pm

Iconic spooks like Slimer and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man are pretty much expected to be in Sierra’s Ghostbusters video game. They are, but what else is Egon going to zap and trap between boss fights? How about late civil war soldiers?   As seen in the screenshot above Ray has his proton pack powered up […]

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Lost Cities found on Xbox Live Arcade

By Spencer . April 21, 2008 . 12:00pm

A card game unbeknownst to the general public is being translated to Xbox Live Arcade thanks to Sierra. Lost Cities is one of the games developed by board game creator Dr. Reiner Knizia. Players use cards to explore the Himalayas and the rainforests in Lost Cities. There is a single player mode, but Lost Cities […]

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Metal Arms rearmed for Xbox Originals

By Spencer . April 15, 2008 . 11:21am

More Xbox Originals are coming, just not for Korea. If you’re in any other region Metal Arms: Glitch in the System (OK, this isn’t coming to Japan either) and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory will join the small library of downloadable Xbox games on Monday, April 21. Both games are priced at the standard 1200 Microsoft […]

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New Battlestar Galactica season prompts temporary XBLA price cut

By Spencer . April 2, 2008 . 1:56pm

On Saturday, April 5th Sierra will cut the price of Battlestar Galactica by fifty percent. Instead of 800 Microsoft points ($10) the game will ephemerally cost 400 Microsoft points ($5). The time to act is short since the promotion only lasts for 24 hours.   Perhaps more interesting than the brief Battlestar Galactica sale is […]

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The Bourne Conspiracy begins in June

By Spencer . April 2, 2008 . 4:56am

No Bourne movies are coming out this summer. The only media release involving rogue government agent is Robert Ludlum’s: The Bourne Conspiracy, which comes out on the PS3/Xbox 360 on June 3. Instead of rehashing the movie trilogy, Sierra opted for an all new storyline. Tony Gilroy, the screenwriter for the Bourne series, and Ludlum […]

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Doom and Assault Heroes become arcade hits

By Spencer . March 17, 2008 . 11:30am

Microsoft is permanently reducing the price of Doom and Assault Heroes from 800 Microsoft Points a piece ($10) to a mere 400 Microsoft Points ($5) this Wednesday as both titles join the Xbox Live Arcade Hits collection.   Aside from the price drop Microsoft has yet to announce a new Xbox Live Arcade title for […]

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Tactics and Tron appear on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday

By Spencer . February 11, 2008 . 1:30pm

Sark’s traps in Discs of Tron should be easier to face since the Xbox 360 update includes co-op play. The original arcade game only allowed the blue soldier to face the twelve stages. At 400 Microsoft Points ($5) the Xbox Live Arcade release is a fair value considering how much it would cost to beat […]

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AvP: Is the Fight Worth Playing?

By Andrew . December 18, 2007 . 10:52am

When I received my copy of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem for the PSP to play, I was really conflicted.  I’m a big Predator fan and an even bigger Alien fan, but the AvP crossover has varied in quality so much ever since it’s inception.  I enjoyed the classic games in the franchise like Capcom’s amazing […]

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Geometry Wars Galaxies for the DS: Pocket-sized insanity

By Levi . December 11, 2007 . 7:29am

Anyone who read my hands-on of Geometry Wars: Galaxies for the Wii knows how much I love the game. So naturally I jumped at the chance to check out the DS version. After all, what could be better than a portable version of one of the best Wii games of the year, right? What I […]

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Shape shifting warriors and futuristic cars coming to Xbox Live Arcade

By Spencer . December 10, 2007 . 1:01pm

Sierra Entertainment is releasing Arkadian Warriors this week, a random dungeon crawler with multiplayer features. Players can pick one of three generic classes: soldier, archer and sorceress, which also have the ability to transform into a phoenix, lion or dragon. Sure, Arkadian Warriors sounds like an advanced version of Gauntlet, but online co-op play possibly […]

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Less Fear, more repetition in the Perseus Mandate

By Louise . November 13, 2007 . 12:11pm

Like the subsequent sequels to Nightmare on Elm Street, the latest expansion of F.E.A.R. has lost some of its charm.  In Perseus Mandate, the standalone expansion to F.E.A.R., players take on the role of a different soldier assigned to a different squad.  The story in Perseus Mandate runs parallel to that of the main game, […]

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Xbox Live Arcade gets a double dose of puzzles

By Spencer . November 5, 2007 . 9:39am

Switchball is going to be on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday and it superficially falls into the Mercury Meltdown/Super Monkey Ball/Marble Madness category. You guide a ball through a maze, but the twist is you can change the physical property of the ball. When you change it into metal you can slam into objects and […]