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Halfbrick's Raskulls Post Mortem - All Your Game Needs Are Pirates & Ninjas

August 29, 2011 11:00 AM |

Now I may work for Halfbrick myself outside of the GameSetWatch walls, but I haven't been here for all that long. I only saw the the end to Raskull's crazy 7 year development cycle, but at Casual Connect back in July CEO Shainiel Deo had a good long look at the game we now know of.

Did you know that the original Raskulls didn't involve Skulls at all, but Robots? Or that the game was originally designed to be for a free Korean-based microtransaction title? How about when it had a long life as a Nintendo DS title, where the Raskulls looked a little more lumpy and drank Milk instead of Boosty Juice?

This is one of many videos from Casual Connect. We'll be showing more from the conference over the coming weeks.

XBLIG Summer Uprising Day 5 - Doom & Destiny

August 27, 2011 8:00 AM |


Xbox Indie Games have been a good ground for classic top-down Japanese RPGs, courtesy of Zeboyd Games. Now HeartBit Interactive are also giving it a go with their own title -- Doom & Destiny.

Strange events bring four friends in a fantasy world made of cliche, strange people and a lot of humor. Help them in the battle against the evil villain and to find their way home. Check out the trailer here, or download the trial. Full game is 240MSP!

EU Nintendo Download - Gargoyle's Quest, Aya and the Cubes of Light And More

August 27, 2011 7:00 AM |


Again, much like the American update, Capcom's classic Gargoyle's Quest is now available on the 3DS Virtual Console.

We also have a single new WiiWare title, Aya and the Cubes of Light for 1,000 Points, and one DSiWare title -- Bridge, for 500 Points.

NA Nintendo Update - Gargoyle's Quest, The Ignition Factor And More

August 26, 2011 11:00 PM |


With the addition of Firebrand to the Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 character selection, it's good to see Capcom remember the games he was associated with. Gargoyle's Quest is now available for the 3DS Virtual Console, where you can pick it up for $3.99.

Alongside it are three new DSiWare titles -- Magical Whip: Wizards of the Phantasmal Forest for 200 Points, Let's Create! Pottery for 500 Points, and Calculator for 200 Points.

Lastly, the Wii gets one new Virtual Console title -- The Ignition Factor for 800 Points, a SNES Firefighting game.

Best Of Console Digital News - From Virtua Fighter 5 To Sonic CD

August 26, 2011 1:00 PM |

[Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest news for the major console and portable digital delivery services in conjunction with sister site GameSetWatch, this time highlighting news about NightSky and Sonic CD]

This week we check out Sega's brand new XBLA titles, Ms. Splosion Man coming to Pinball FX2, and the latest from Nicalis, NightSky, will be coming to 3DSWare.

NightSky and another Nicalis Project Coming To eShop (3DSWare)
NightSky, Nicklas Nygren's physics-based platformer that was an Independent Games Festival finalist in 2009, will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS's eShop.

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Announced For PSN, XBLA (XBLA / PSN)
Sega announced that Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, the latest arcade revision of the 3D fighter, will finally come to the consoles in summer 2012, releasing on PSN and XBLA.

Ms. Splosion Man's Pinball Debut (XBLA)
PAX attendees might want to make sure they stop by either the Twisted Pixel booth (#3003 on the show floor, respectively), especially if you're a fan of either Ms. Splosion Man or pinball (ideally both).

XBLIG Summer Uprising Day 3 - Cute Things Dying Violently

August 24, 2011 8:00 PM |


The third day of the Indie Games Summer Uprising is now available -- go grab Cute Things Dying Violently, a game where you flick hapless Critters around to get them safely out of each level. It's quite Lemmings-esque, which has been sorely missing from the Xbox digital front. It's just 80MSP too!

XBLA Update - Street Fighter III, Hole In The Wall, Crazy Machines: Elements And More

August 24, 2011 4:00 PM |


Summer of Arcade is over, but there's a ton of games still getting released. This week's top title is Street Fighter III: Online Edition for 1200MSP.

It doesn't stop there, we have a second ever Kinect XBLA title -- Hole In The Wall, based on the "Human Tetris" style game for 800MSP. The final game is Crazy Machines Elements, a game similar to The Incredible Machine, which is available for 800MSP.

That's not the final piece of content however, one new piece of DLC is available this week for Worms Armageddon -- Puzzle Pack, features 20 mind-boggling single-player puzzle missions.

XBLIG Summer Uprising Day 2 - Battle High: San Bruno

August 23, 2011 11:00 AM |


The Summer Uprising continues into day two with a new 2D fighting game -- Battle High: San Bruno.

While originally released some months ago, Battle High has had a remarkable upgrade, including rebalanced characters preventing gameplay-breaking infinite combos, going from standard definition to a widescreen game, a scoring system, three new mini games, and updated art.

And all for 80MSP! Grab it now.

XBLIG Summer Uprising Day 1 - RavenThorne

August 22, 2011 9:00 AM |


The Summer of Arcade may be over, but for the next 10 days we're getting a slew of titles courtesy of the Xbox Live Indie Games program. Ten developers have banded together to prove what the XBLIG is really good for, and today's title is Raventhorne.

Raventhorne is Milkstone Studios' epic 2D adventure of glory and vengeance! Help Raventhorne, the fallen norse hero fullfill his fate and take revenge for his death! Clear your way through the 6 worlds of Yggdrasil, and reach Asgard before Ragnarok is unleashed.

Grab it today for just 240MSP. Check out some footage of it in action.

NA Nintendo Update - 3D Classics: Urban Champion, Flight Control And More

August 20, 2011 3:00 AM |


This week on the 3DS shop we have one new 3D Classics title: Urban Champion for $4.99.

On the DSiWare side we have three new titles -- Zoonies -- Escape from Makatu for 500 Points, Build-a-Lot for 800 Points, and Blockado -- Puzzle Island for 500 Points.

And finally, one new WiiWare title -- the super popular Flight Control, now available for 500 Points.