Tagged:  Erik Johnsen


Punish the Road in Forza 5

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on August 30, 2013 in Opinion

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The Forza Motorsport series is the definitive racing franchise for the Xbox console. With the Xbox One coming out in November, Forza Motorsport 5 will be a flagship release title for the new console this fall. Touting several enhancements to online racing and just throwing tons of cars at you Forza 5 is headlining my short list of… Read More »


NinjaBee Bundle Has Landed

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on July 23, 2013 in News

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Like a stealthy Ninja… Bee, a five game bundle from the indie studio based out of Orem, Utah dropped on XBLA yesterday. A World of Keflings, Band of Bugs, Ancients of Ooga, Cloning Clyde and Outpost Kaloki X are now available for a mere $19.99. All of these games separately would set you back roughly $45.00 so you know this is a… Read More »


XBLA Weekly: July 10, 2013

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on July 9, 2013 in Features


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This week brings us very little in the world of Xbox Live Arcade with just one release hitting the virtual shelf. Maybe because of a certain college football game released this week, or just because we’re getting over the euphoria of great sales last week. Oh, and that long holiday weekend for some. Anyway, this… Read More »


XBLA Weekly: July 3-5, 2013

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on July 2, 2013 in Features

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Rejoice Walking Dead fans, more content for your game is coming this week. Of course, they tacked that to the END of the week. Sigh. More on Walking Dead down below. First up this week, though, is Capsized from Alien Trap games. You are a space traveller and your ship has crash landed on a mysterious alien planet…. Read More »


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 »


Keeping the Faith in Mirror’s Edge

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on June 11, 2013 in News

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Yesterday, during EA’s E3 media presentation, it was finally confirmed that DICE had resumed work on the long awaited return of Mirror’s Edge. Still early in production, it will be a while before the game will be hitting the store shelves. Long enough that there doesn’t appear to be any plans (at least not as… Read More »


XBLA Weekly - E3 Edition: 2 Free Games a Month

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


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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 »

XBLA Weekly: May 15, 2013

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on May 15, 2013 in Features

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This week brings us a split release line up again. One game on Wednesday, and the other on Friday. First up, we have Sanctum 2 from the developer Coffee Stain. Mmm coffee. This game is a sequel to the first ever First Person Shooter and Tower Defense hybrid game from 2011 on Steam. Honestly speaking,… Read More »

Review: Alien Spidy

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Alien Spidy is an addition to a long line of platformer games that look to challenge you. It really does too good of a job. From the developers at Kalypso Media comes the story of Spidy who has lost contact with his explorer friend, Virgi. Spidy’s last contact shows that Virgi was on or around… Read More »

XBLA Weekly: April 3, 2013

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on April 4, 2013 in Features

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Jumping into the XBLA library this week is a new game from a publisher that’s not been heard from for a while, and a new look to an arcade classic, plus a new game pack from Capcom. Let’s dig in, shall we? First up, from The Behemoth who has previously graced us with Alien Hominid HD, and Castle… Read More »