XBLA Weekly - June 19, 2013

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on June 19, 2013 in Features

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Welcome back to XBLA Weekly. At E3 last week, Microsoft announced the new lineup for their annual Summer of Arcade. This August it will feature the following games:  Charlie Murder, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons, and Flashback are coming in August. More on those to come as… Read More »

World of Tanks Rolls Out To Xbox 360

Written by (@imonahorse) on June 17, 2013 in Features

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This summer, Wargaming West and Microsoft will be rolling out the immensely popular Free-to-Play MMO World of Tanks to the Xbox 360. This move to console will be the very first for the game developer Wargaming West, which was formerly known as Day 1 Studios. This Xbox 360 console version will also mark the next… Read More »


Crawl, Walk, Game: Screen Time Part One

Written by (@trixie360) on June 13, 2013 in Features

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When I was at Xbox I was often called upon to fly the company flag about parental controls, online safety and, balanced screen time (which includes any time you’re watching or interacting with a screen. Gaming, TV-watching, Facebooking, etc). I was interviewed on Radio Disney, and was the subject of a video with my daughter… Read More »

Watch_Dogs Gameplay Trailer Shows Us How to Hack

Written by (@katanasquirrel) on June 11, 2013 in Features

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While the Ubisoft E3 press conference had a brief, CG trailer for Watch_Dogs, the real big gameplay demo was shown at Sony’s press conference. We finally got a good look at exactly how the game plays and, quite honestly it looks fairly fantastic. The trailer starts off with your character being hunted by the police… Read More »

Respawn Entertainment Set to Unleash Titanfall

Written by (@imonahorse) on June 11, 2013 in Features


March 1, 2010 was a strange day in the world of video games. First, PlayStation 3 consoles were suddenly rendered dead in the water thanks to a strange leap year bug. Then a weird update to Portal left people scratching their heads. If that wasn’t enough, Infinity Ward president Jason West and co-founder Vince Zampella… Read More »


XBLA Weekly - E3 Edition: 2 Free Games a Month

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on June 10, 2013 in Features


Today at E3, Microsoft announced their new freebie program for Xbox Live Gold members offering two free games a month to download and keep. Seems slightly familiar. Right now, you can get Fable 3 for free (while supplies last). The time to download your free copy is limited, so don’t wait around. Also featured were… Read More »


Get Fit Friday - Making the Little Things Count

Written by (@mrsleftybrown) on June 7, 2013 in Features

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It is amazing how often I tend to forget that the little changes that I am making in my life are actually going to make a difference. It is true that it may not make a difference in just a few days but if I keep up with those changes, then it will make a… Read More »


Get Fit Friday – A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action

Written by (@mrsleftybrown) on May 31, 2013 in Features


As I think about my own healthy lifestyle journey, which I have been on for quite a while, the Elvis Presley song “A Little Less Conversation” comes to mind. I am sure that Elvis was not talking about getting up off of your rear and putting forth the action that I have been talking about… Read More »


Crawl, Walk, Game: Duck, Duck, Moose

Written by (@trixie360) on May 30, 2013 in Features

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My husband gave me an iPad for Mother’s Day 2010. Our daughter Allison was only 11 months old at the time, but she was very interested in the tablet. The first app I ever downloaded for her was Wheels on the Bus HD by Duck, Duck, Moose ($1.99 for iPad). We were both delighted at… Read More »

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Washes Up on Steam in Late 2013

Written by (@imonahorse) on May 29, 2013 in Features

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In 2010, a group of friends from DePaul University got together and created their own game called Octodad. The group made the game free-to-play for everyone. It was released later that same year for Windows, Mac and Linux, respectively. Octodad is the story of an Octopus father, disguised as a human, with a human wife… Read More »