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Bust a Move, Football Genius and Military Madness on XBLA soon

Posted: 29.09.2009 by Technet2k

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This week the Xbox Live Arcade will have three new gems in its vault. Taito's Bust a Move, I-Imagine's Football Genius and Backbone's Military Madness are on their way.

Each of the XBLA titles will be up for 800 Microsoft Points. Military Madness: Nectaris is a remake of the original game back in the day, that day being in 1989 on the TurboGrafx-16.

XBLA to get Snoopy Flying Ace and Toy Soldiers, to demo at TGS

Posted: 24.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Microsoft has confirmed the existence of Snoopy Flying Ace and Toy Soldiers, with both expected to make an appearance at the Tokyo Game Show for all to see.

The first title has "fast-paced" aerial combat with a hangar full of "customizable planes and weapons." Toy Soldiers is a strategy game with WWI toy soldiers, hence the oh-so clever name.

Red Alert 3 Commander's Challenge and Bubble Bobble on XBLA

Posted: 15.09.2009 by Technet2k

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This week the Xbox Live Arcade will be getting some Bubble Bobble Neo, a remake of the original game, where Bub and Bob traverse over 100 levels with... bubble based attack.

Also arriving is the Commander's Challenge for Red Alert 3, which is also launching on the PlayStation Network this week. Both XBLA titles will be going for 800 Microsoft Points tomorrow.

EA releases Red Alert 3 Commander's Challenge on PS3 this week

Posted: 15.09.2009 by Technet2k

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This Thursday the PlayStation Network will have Red Alert 3's scenario challenge mode added, it's called Commander's Challenge and features 50 unique feats to overcome.

It's taken from PC exclusive Uprising, and arrives as a completely seperate offering to console gamers. It will also be on Xbox Live but at a later date. Ric Flair, and even Malcolm McDowell!

Military Madness remake gets XBLA date, goes live September 30th

Posted: 01.09.2009 by Technet2k

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TurboGrafx-16's strategy title Military Madness is getting that remake, remember? Developer Backbone is busy working on the XBLA edition Nectaris, due this month.

The revival/remake of Military Madness is expected sometime for PlayStation 3 and Wii, but no date has been set. It's all about a prison revolt on the Moon that threatens the Earth.

Pirates and strategy on XBLA, Yo-Ho Kablammo and Defense Grid

Posted: 01.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Microsoft has confirmed that Canalside's Yo-Ho Kablammo and Hidden Path's Defense Grid will be debuting on Xbox Live Arcade this week, tomorrow in fact.

Both titles will be going for 800 Microsoft Points. Yo-Ho Kablammo has players blasting each other on the high seas with power-ups, while Defense Grid is holding the line with towers.

Tropico 3 UK Date Set, Demo for PC in September

Posted: 27.08.2009 by JamieSI

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Kalypso Media today announced that Tropico 3 will be released in the UK for Xbox 360 and PC on October 16th, 2009.

Tropico 3 goes back to the roots of the hit strategy series closely following the original Tropico story-line. Tropico 3 is being developed by Haemimont Games who previously developed the Imperium Romanum and Grand Ages: Rome series.

Defence Grid: The Awakening XBLA releases September 2nd

Posted: 25.08.2009 by JamieSI

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Hidden Path Entertainment today announced that Defence Grid: The Awakening will be released on the Xbox Live Arcade beginning September 2nd, 2009 for the price of 800 MS points.

Defence Grid: The Awakening is a tower defence game featuring beautiful environments, 10 different tower types that can each be upgraded twice. These towers all have unique tradeoffs that affect ideal placement, such as line-of-sight attack or ballistic trajectory fire; a large area of effect or damage over time; and minimum and maximum ranges. Over the course of the game's 10 hours of story play, players battle 15 different types of enemies, each with unique capabilities and strategies, across 24 unique environments. To ramp up the challenge even more, Defense Grid: The Awakening now includes an additional 100 unlockable challenge modes.

Sega hints at Major Game Announcement for Strategy fans

Posted: 18.08.2009 by JamieSI

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Sega has told strategy fans via an email to look out for an important announcement from GamesCon 2009.

Could this be something Creative Assembly are working on next?

More Classic Bullfrog titles coming soon?

Posted: 11.08.2009 by JamieSI

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Harvey Elliot, vice president of Electronic Arts' Bright Lights Studio in the UK, told Kikizo that he would love to see remakes of classic Bullfrog IP.

"For me, I love the old Bullfrog IP, it got me really passionately into games, and I'm really proud that Bullfrog is part of the heritage of Bright Light," said Elliot. "I'm personally a huge fan of Populous and Theme Park, they were some of my favourite games - many years ago, obviously - and I'd love to see both of those remade."

Halo Wars DLC Add-on "Historic Battles" announced

Posted: 14.07.2009 by JamieSI

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Microsoft announced today that a new DLC add-on for Halo Wars will be released on 21st July called Historic Battles. It contains four new maps and four new achievements for 800 MS points.

Lee Perez: "Raven Squad PS3 possible, but it must be well received"

Posted: 13.07.2009 by JamieSI

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Lee Perez, Producer on Raven Squad, has told Strategy Informer that a PlayStation 3 version of the hybrid FPS/RTS could be possible, but it all comes down to how well the game is received and if there's enough demand for it.

Guilty Gear 2: Overture hits Europe on 4th September for Xbox 360

Posted: 03.07.2009 by JamieSI

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505 Games announced today that Guilty Gear 2: Overture will be released exclusively for the Xbox 360 on 4th September 2009. Guilty Gear 2 will take fans in a bold new direction, borrowing elements from genres outside of the traditional one-on-one fighting action for which Guilty Gear has become famed.

Guilty Gear 2: Overture developer Arc System Works has blended action and real time strategy for their latest instalment, and for the first time have introduced 3D graphics the series. As well as taking control of their chosen character, players will command legions of loyal followers to crush all in their path. Battles are won and lost by destruction of opponents' strongholds, known as "Masterghosts" and by successfully defending one's own from enemy attack.

Tropico 3 for Xbox 360, Kalypso Media enters console market

Posted: 23.06.2009 by JamieSI

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Kalypso Media today announced that an Xbox 360 version of Tropico 3 is in development. This was previously announced as a PC exclusive, but this announcement will see Kalypso Media enter the next-generation console market with games exclusively for the Xbox 360.

Stefan Marcinek, Global Managing Director Kalypso Media Group said: "The Tropico 3 release on the Xbox 360 is a first for Kalypso and marks the beginning of an exciting entry into the console market. Throughout 2010 Kalypso Media have plans to release four titles in tandem on both the Xbox 360 and PC. Through this we will be able to demonstrate our strong PC Line up with new multiplatform games and this gives us some great opportunities for the year ahead."

Xbox Live down for 24 hours

Posted: 16.06.2009 by JamieSI

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Just to confirm that Xbox Live is now down, and should remain so for up to 24 hours.

This is the planned scheduled maintenance that we mentioned last week.

Creative Assembly cancels second Stormrise Patch due to costs

Posted: 01.05.2009 by JamieSI

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Creative Assembly Australia revealed today that the second patch for RTS Stormrise has been cancelled due to certification issues, cost of development and distribution.

"All we can say is that what's being said on the community forums is true and we're sorry we can't get the patch out." said a spokesperson.

Halo Wars Reaches One Million Sales

Posted: 19.03.2009 by JamieSI

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Microsoft announced today that Halo Wars has reached more than one million sales worldwide, making it the most sucessful real-time strategy game on any current generation console.

Full press release inside.

Alpha Protocol coming to Europe in October 2009

Posted: 16.03.2009 by JamieSI

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SEGA announced today that Alpha Protocol will be available in Europe during October 2009 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

The year is 2009. Worldwide political tensions are at a breaking point when a commercial airliner is shot down by a U.S. missile over Eastern Europe, killing all aboard. Despite evidence to the contrary, the U.S. government claims no involvement and dispatches agent Michael Thorton to bring those responsible to justice.

Take-Two reveals 2009 line-up

Posted: 11.03.2009 by JamieSI

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Take-Two revealed a list of games that will be released in 2009 during its first-quarter financial release last night.

Highlights from the list includes BioShock 2 for 2009, along with Grand Theft Auto IV's second DLC.

Raven Squad won't be released this month, more info soon

Posted: 27.02.2009 by JamieSI

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SouthPeak Interactive confirmed to Strategy Informer today that its upcoming tactical action game, Raven Squad, isn't going to be released this month, and that a new date should be revealed soon.

"Raven Squad is definitely not MIA. At the moment they’re deep behind enemy lines on a reconnaissance mission and HQ is expecting a full briefing on their progress soon." said a spokesperson.