We here at Marooners’ Rock wrote yesterday that the first title for September’s Games with Gold is Earthlock: Festival of Magic, a turn-based RPG by developers Snowcastle. The rest of the list was released, today, and includes a number of familiar titles.
Are you mourning the lack of cowboy simulations available on the Xbox One? Well, you can rejoice, because as of this Friday, July 8th, Red Dead Redemption will be available as part of Microsoft’s Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program.
So it turns out the “rumor” that I warned everyone about for the upcoming month of Games with Gold wasn’t partially incorrect. It was completely and totally wrong. Not a single game was similar, but that isn’t a bad thing, per se. Starting today, we get two new games, with two more on the way, but what are they?
This morning a sale went live for Xbox Live users. Every week we get the weekly deals, or the spotlight sale or whatever. This week is different. This week may possibly be dubbed as the Spring Cleaning sale for Xbox, because whoa. This sale is pretty sweet.
It seems like a monthly tradition for us here at Marooners’ Rock, as well as other news sources, that in the week leading up to the end of a month, someway, somehow, Microsoft leaks the next month’s Games with Gold listing. Every month, the games revealed turn out to be true. This month’s leak has me… leery. To say the least. You’ll see why.
Stop what you’re doing, jump onto your Xbox One, go to the marketplace, find Sunset Overdrive, download. Enjoy one of the coolest launch titles from the Xbox One for free, assuming you have a valid Xbox Live Membership that is. Insomniac created a pretty unique open world action game that feels like Tony Hawk if the narrative was written by Tim Schafer. The city is being overrun by mutants c...[Read More]
10 years after its initial release, Legend of Kay - Anniversary is a thoroughly remastered version of the original game: high-resolution textures; new, more detailed character models; modern rendering techniques and crystal-clear surround sound give this great classic a new shine.
I am going to start this review with an aside. I like bad games. I like finding the charm in imperfect creations. For God’s sake, I 1000G’d BCFX: Black College Football: The X-perience: The Doug Williams Edition, (Yes, that is a real game. Yes, that is the full title.) but man… Legend of Kay Anniversary was rough, from beginning to end. (Note: This review is based on the Xbox 360...[Read More]
I can remember the first time I played Borderlands. I spent so much time in that game, and with how big it is, who wouldn’t? To me it seemed like the first of its kind. A few years later Borderlands 2 came to us, which brought out more of the back-story and–more importantly–information about the planet. However, there were a lot of questions left to be asked as you beat the game....[Read More]
Geometry Wars has had an interesting path. Born from Bizarre Creations, it started life as a mini-game in Project Gotham Racing 2, and was eventually released as its own in the form of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. Its success led to ports and spin-offs before an eventual sequel: Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2. After the dissolution of Bizarre Creations, many of the now defunct’s staff creat...[Read More]
On the heels of some exciting new game announcements (Resident Evil Revelations 2) Capcom’s packing their things and taking NYCC by storm this weekend. They’re at Booth #1604 with gameplay demos, special signings and limited edition goodies. Kicking off their event line up is Resident Evil Revelations 2 – the first time the episodic thriller has been made available to North Ameri...[Read More]
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Little Orbit’s Falling Skies: The Game hits the nail on the head. Billing itself as a squad-based strategy title, the design and gameplay feel very reminiscent of a similar award-winning title where humans battle against an alien horde. Though not as strong as other titles of the same vein, Falling Skies does bring a few unique angles to the board. F...[Read More]