Category Archives: Xbox Live Arcade

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Announced


Activision today announced that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, a new, digital download-only video game inspired by Nickelodeon’s new hit animated series, will be available this summer. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is a third-person brawler game set in New York City, taking gamers through articulated, true-to-life environments filled with action-packed adventures as Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Featuring an original hyper-realistic 3D-style, gamers can experience four-player online co-op play while stomping out the Foot Clan and unleashing turtle torment on any foe that gets in their way.

With an immersive world, deep character development, and an intuitive, skill-based combat system built around combo-driven action, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows puts ‘Turtle Power’ in players’ hands.

Developed by Red Fly Studio, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is expected to release this summer exclusively for digital download on Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network, and PC via Steam.






What Microsoft might bring with its Xbox 720 reveal event

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After Sony firing the first shoot in the next, next gen wars Microsoft has yet to respond with its own event.

But rumors going around the internet say that we will soon see an event in either late March (around the time of GDC) or early April.
Microsoft has even recently acquired the domain name leading to more speculation that an event is coming soon. So based on rumors and just what i know from seeing many of these events over the years, here’s my thoughts (and some wishful thinking) on what Microsoft might bring to the table…


It will all open with what you would expect from any media event, a bunch of boring talk on how great Xbox 360 has been doing, how many systems they have sold world wide, how its been the number one system in north America for the last 27 months in a roll and how great Xbox live is doing. Then they will talk about how far the system has come, and how the kinect extended the life of the system. “But now is time for something new, and here it is” (then Poof we get to see a shiny new Xbox system) “introducing the Xbox infinity the next generation of Xbox”  Then they will show us the new controller with built in touch screen and give the system specs, witch will be just slightly better then the PS4.  “Xbox infinity will be fully backwards. compatible with all Xbox 360 and Xbox arcade games right out of the box and Xbox infinity will not block used games”. Then they will show us Kinect 2.0, (witch will be able to do a lot more exciting stuff, like project the action on your walls). “But we are not done yet introducing the Xbox surface gaming tablet” (witch they will probably reveal at GDC or sometime before hand) with the new Xbox surface you can play all your Xbox infinity games anywhere in your home (because both Nintendo and Sony are doing it so they have to as well).  Now let us show you what the Xbox infinity can do ….


Next they will show us some next generation games that are in development, some tec demos and what the Kinect 2.0 and Xbox Surface can do.

Here is my best guess of what we might see based on rumors, what little info i have acquired and some wishful thinking. In no particular order….


Project Gotham Racing (PGR) 5 (short teaser Video)

Call of Duty: MW4 (Video and will be played live)

Halo 5 (Logo)

Gears of war 4 (Logo)

Killer Instinct (short teaser Video)

Forza 5 (video)

Alan Wake 2 (Video)


Battlefield 4 (video)
madden 14 (Logo only)
Need for Speed (logo only)
fifa 14 (logo only)

Watch Dogs (will be played live on the new Xbox)

Destiny (Video and Exclusive content)

A couple cheesy Kinect 2.0 games (Live play)

Xbox infenity

Coming Holiday 2013, more info to come at E3 in June ….  Then on that Microsoft WINS !!!   LOL  Wishful thinking i know …..

Apple founder Steve Jobs passes away at 56

Sadly, one of the greats of our time and a revolutionary of this technological world, Steve Jobs has passed away today. Apple sent out the following press release to confirm what the public was not looking forward to hearing:

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.”

Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs. Here at Green Circle Gaming, we will remember your contributions for a very long time to come. Thank you for the foundation that you laid before us, and to the bright future that is still ahead because of your work.

New XBLA Games, Burnout Crash, Rotastic

Content: Burnout Crash
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your region
Dash Text: Criterion Games brings back the much loved Crash Mode in the latest installment of the multi award winning Burnout franchise! Party with your friends in the all new Kinect Rush Hour Party for up to 14 players. Go on the wildest Road Trip of your life; causing huge pile-ups, blowing up buildings and unleashing disastrous Super Features! Play 3 all new game modes, across 6 themed areas: – Stop traffic escaping and trigger crazy special features in Road Trip! – Go wild against the clock in Rush Hour! – Practise your precision crashing skills in Pile-Up! Use Autolog to compete with your friends high scores and Challenge your friends to one-on-one battles with all new Autolog Challenges. ACCESS TO ONLINE FEATURES AND/OR SERVICES REQUIRES AN EA ONLINE ACCOUNT. EA ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF SERVICE CAN BE FOUND AT YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER FOR AN EA ACCOUNT. EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON

Add the free game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

Content: Rotastic
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your region
Dash Text: Rotastic is an addictive 2D arcade game, offering accessible, innovative and original gameplay, as well as a huge dose of fun, without taking itself too seriously. Behind very simple swinging mechanics hides a deep gameplay with numerous possibilities to challenge your reflexes, ingenuity, and skills! Collect items, escape deadly traps, send your opponents flying to their doom, smash bricks, execute aerial acrobatics, burst chickens to dust and feathers, or top the fastest speedruns! The solo campaign spreading across 7 worlds and nearly 70 levels offers hours of fun, with a wide range of gameplay to value replayability! Pit your skills against your friends and the players from around the world by beating the best scores for every one of each level! Rotastic offers local battle mode, for up to 4 players to either race for item collecting, or tried-and-true deathmatch. Multiplayer is intense and full of fun!

Add the free game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue


Undertow free of charge next week

To make up for live being down this holiday. M$ is giving us Undertow Free !!

Here’s what Major Nelson posted on his site …..

“To follow up on the letter from Notwen earlier this month, we now have details on the Arcade title that will be available to download free of charge.

You can read full details here

The game will be free for Gold and Silver members.”

UPDATE: Major Nelson says, If you have already purchased the game, you can contact support and they will take care of you.

Old school Bionic Commando headed to XBLA

It seems the latest issue of Famitsu (according to IGN) has confirmed that a remake of the original Bionic Commando is on its way to Xbox Live Arcade. Entitled Bionic Commando: Master D Revival Plan, the game will feature 3D graphics but retain the classic feel. In other words it sounds like the game will utilize 3D characters and background, but restrict gameplay to 2D, much like the Prince of Persia remake already available on XBLA. The game is also expected to include a co-op mode and will include new areas. There are plans to tie the Xbox Live Arcade remake in with the upcoming retail title as well. Let’s hope that doesn’t mean Capcom will be soiling our 2D memories with dreadlocks. The remake is scheduled to arrive this spring in Japan.

[Via Evil Avatar]

XBLA:Pinball FX gets new Nightmare Mansion DLC

Today, Zen Studios released a new pinball table for XBLA game Pinball FX named Nightmare Mansion. And not only did they release a new table, but Zen also created a new “Monster Hunter” achievement worth 20 gamerscore as well. The Nightmare Mansion DLC will cost you 200 Microsoft points.

XBLA: boogie Bunnies


Content: Boogie Bunnies
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in India, Japan or Korea (why?)
Dash Text: [ESRB: E (EVERYONE)] Single Player, Xbox LIVE Multiplayer 1-2, Local Multiplayer 1-2, HD (High Definition). Help the Boogie Bunnies achieve their dream of super stardom as they try to win the ultimate dancing competition in this zany puzzle game. Match these colorful fur balls from three different sides – left, right and from the bottom. Unlock the full game now and hop into multiplayer mode with a friend! There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see


XBLA Goldeneye was real, now dead

You may want to re-inforce your hearts before continuing. According to 1UP, an XBLA version of Rare’s classic N64 shooter GoldenEye wasn’t a rumour. It was real. It was a faithful port, with the same graphics, sound, etc. It would even have featured multiplayer over XBLA. However, only two months from completion, Microsoft and Nintendo couldn’t agree on how they were going to split the proceeds, and the project was shit-canned. Game over. For those looking for a glimmer of hope, 1UP reckon the only way to salvage the project is to complain. Loudly.
Why Did GoldenEye XBLA Stall? [1UP]


XBLA: Tron


Content: Tron
Price: 400 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Japan or Korea
Dash Text: [ESRB: E (EVERYONE) MILD FANTASY VIOLENCE] Single Player, Xbox LIVE Multiplayer 1-2, Local Multiplayer 1-2, HD (High Definition). The arcade classic is back! Re-live the excitement of Tron – race life cycles, demolish tanks, dodge grid bugs and even square off against the MCP himself! There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see


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