games for the holidays Archive

  • The final game in the Games for the Holidays promotion is a puzzle game by the name of ilomilo. Considering the quality of the other games involved, and the notable presence of the game in the commercials for the new Windows Phone 7 devices, ilomilo has got a lot to live up to. Does it finish out the promo strong? Time to take a look.

    ilomilo (XBLA) Review

    The final game in the Games for the Holidays promotion is a puzzle game by the name of ilomilo. Considering the quality of the other games involved, and the notable presence of the game in the commercials for the new Windows Phone 7 devices, ilomilo has got a lot to live up to. Does it finish out the promo strong? Time to take a look.

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  • The second game in the Games for the Holidays promotion is here. This time around we've got a running, jumping, color matching game called Raskulls. The developer, Halfbrick, is best known for their smash hit iPhone game, Fruit Ninja. We know that they can make an maddeningly addictive game for a palm sized touch screen. Are they up to the task of creating something worthy of a full console experience?

    Raskulls (XBLA) Review

    The second game in the Games for the Holidays promotion is here. This time around we've got a running, jumping, color matching game called Raskulls. The developer, Halfbrick, is best known for their smash hit iPhone game, Fruit Ninja. We know that they can make an maddeningly addictive game for a palm sized touch screen. Are they up to the task of creating something worthy of a full console experience?

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  • The first title in the Games For The Holidays promotion is finally here. This week we'll be looking at A World of Keflings, from Ninja Bee. This is the expanded follow-up to A Kingdom For Keflings, a game which was among the first to use the Avatar in gameplay. Is it worthy of a spot in the promotion? Well, I'll take my XBLA Avatar, clad in his shamefully out of date PAX East hoodie, into the Kefling infested world to find out.

    A World of Keflings (XBLA) Review

    The first title in the Games For The Holidays promotion is finally here. This week we'll be looking at A World of Keflings, from Ninja Bee. This is the expanded follow-up to A Kingdom For Keflings, a game which was among the first to use the Avatar in gameplay. Is it worthy of a spot in the promotion? Well, I'll take my XBLA Avatar, clad in his shamefully out of date PAX East hoodie, into the Kefling infested world to find out.

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  • First there was the Summer of Arcade. Then came Game Feast. Now XBLA is offering yet another promotion. This time around they are calling it Games For The Holidays, and from the looks of it, they put a lot of work into this one. It follows the standard "One Game Per Week" format, but rather than having "being part of a promotion" as their only common ground, Microsoft has selected three games with similar themes and tones, and has helped them to work together to form a three headed hydra of game marketing.

    Games For The Holidays

    First there was the Summer of Arcade. Then came Game Feast. Now XBLA is offering yet another promotion. This time around they are calling it Games For The Holidays, and from the looks of it, they put a lot of work into this one. It follows the standard "One Game Per Week" format, but rather than having "being part of a promotion" as their only common ground, Microsoft has selected three games with similar themes and tones, and has helped them to work together to form a three headed hydra of game marketing.

    Continue Reading...