[XBLA] Wednesday – May 2nd, 2012

1 05 2012

This week sees the release of the third Arcade NEXT games: Fable Heroes.  Not only do we get that game this week, but we also get Awesomenauts as well, despite the financial trouble that the publisher, dtp, is having.

Fable Heroes
Developer: Lionhead Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Price: 800 MSP

Fable Heroes is a fresh spin on the beloved Fable franchise in which up to four players play both cooperatively and competitively in this hack-and-slash adventure. Work together as heroes of Albion to defeat familiar foes and new enemies while collecting as many gold coins as possible to unlock upgrades, characters, and items in both this game and Fable: The Journey for Xbox 360.

Developer: Ronimo Games
Publisher: dtp entertainment
Price: 800 MSP

It’s the year 3587; conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic conquest they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts! Play as one of several Awesomenauts and storm the online arenas alone or with friends. Each Awesomenaut can be upgraded with their own unique items to suit different strategies. Expect new items and Awesomenauts to be added regularly! You like Awesomenauts? Also check out TNT Racers and Crazy Machines Elements.


XBLA Wednesday – April 24th, 2012

23 04 2012

This week sees another of the ARCADE NEXT titles released.  From the looks of it, if you liked the style of Viking: Battle For Asgard you will probably like this one as well.

Developer: Climax Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Price: 1200 MSP

With a brutal combat system, stunning art style, and a deeply compelling story, Bloodforge empowers you to slaughter hordes of demonic soldiers, deformed worshippers, and the gods themselves, using ferocious Rage Kills, devastating Rune attacks, and furious Weapon Combos. Help seal Crom’s fate – and the fate of the rest of the world – in this dark, visceral story of revenge, betrayal, and destiny.

Deep Black Episode 1
Developer: Biart Company
Publisher: 505 Games
Price: 800 MSP

A Sci-fi project featuring detailed, action-packed underwater combat which will introduce a new trend in the TPS genre. An Exciting game play that features the dynamic use of both environments for combats: land and underwater. An original multiplayer mode with underwater battles that offer the player a totally different and new experience! Players will descend the murky depths in pursuit of enemies armed with a selection of underwater equipment that range from a specialized suit with jet pack and integrated harpoon as well as other high tech equipment. With the majority of the game play taking place below the water’s surface, action-adventure fans will need to master new skills to fight hostile enemies and to infiltrate enemy bases. The story line takes place in the nearest future in a world of unsteadiness, chaos, espionage, terrorism and the desperate fight for world supremacy and possession of sophisticated biological weaponry.

So will you be picking up either of these titles this week?

[ACHIEVEMENTS] Crimson Dragon

22 04 2012

Crimson Dragon [20 Achievements/400 Gamerscore]

(Achievements Could Contain Spoilers)

Mission Accomplished (30)
Completed every mission.

Seeker of Truth (30)
Obtained the Extas Bullet skill.

Ultimate Priest (30)
Healed allies 20 times total in co-op mode.

Perfect Harmony (20)
Achieved a 100% kill rate in co-op mode.

Newbie Helper (10)
Completed a mission with a player who had not completed that mission.

First Contact (20)
Completed a mission with an unknown player.

Dragon Slayer (20)
Defeated White Phantom and got the White Phantom Core.

The Undertaker (20)
Defeated Megazondaat-G and got the Megazondaat-G Spinal Cords.

William Tell (20)
Defeated Caiman-E and got the Caiman-E Oscillator.

Insect Killer (20)
Defeated Baobab-O and got the Baobab-O Core.

Labyrinth Runner (20)
Defeated Eel-K and got the Eel-K Capacitor Organ.

Genius Pilot (20)
Recovered a total of 500 markers.

Dragon Breeder (20)
One of your dragons learned 30 skills.

New Partner (20)
You got the second dragon.

Eureka! (10)
Your dragon learned a new skill for the first time.

Iron Defenses (20)
Erased more than 20 enemy bullets in a mission.

Bomber (10)
Defeated 10 or more enemies with one action skill.

One Step Towards Veteran (10)
Got a Rank S for one of the missions.

Freshman Researcher (10)
Destroyed the Vespin hive during training.

Secret Achievements

Secret Achievement (40)
Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.


22 04 2012

Minecraft [20 Achievements/400 Gamerscore]

(Achievements Could Contain Spoilers)

Into The Nether (40)
Construct a Nether Portal.

Dispense With This (20)
Construct a Dispenser.

MOAR Tools (15)
Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one spade, one axe and one hoe).

Leader Of The Pack (30)
Befriend five wolves.

When Pigs Fly (40)
Use a saddle to ride a pig, then have the pig get hurt from fall damage while riding it.

Cow Tipper (15)
Harvest some leather.

Monster Hunter (20)
Attack and destroy a monster.

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[ACHIEVEMENTS] Fable: Heroes

18 04 2012

Fable: Heroes [30 Achievements/400 Gamerscore]

(Achievements Could Contain Spoilers)

Rolled the Dice (5)
Visit a tile on the Abilities Board. This also unlocks a tile on the Inner Board.

Better When Shared (5)
Complete a level as part of a four-player team. This also unlocks a tile on the Inner Board.

Cast Party (20)
Unlock all the playable characters. This also unlocks a tile on the Inner Board.

Rule the Dice (10)
Purchase all abilities for one puppet. This also unlocks a tile on the Inner Board.

Bully (5)
Kick a hobblet, then shoot it out of the air. This also unlocks a tile on the Inner Board.

Veg Head (5)
Hit an enemy with its own head. This also unlocks a tile on the Inner Board.

Traitor (5)
Kill a Hobbe while disguised as a Hobbe. This also unlocks a tile on the Inner Board.

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18 04 2012

Bloodforge [30 Achievements/400 Gamerscore]

(Achievements Could Contain Spoilers)

Inventarium Maximum (10)
Collect all health and mana upgrades

Weapons of mass destruction (10)
Collect all weapon upgrades

Wizbit! (10)
Collect all Rune Attacks

Hail to the King baby! (15)
Complete all challenge arenas

Who’s your daddy? (15)
Destroy 10 friend’s challenges

Ah yeah! (10)
Decimate a friend’s challenge

Care to step outside?.. (10)
Challenge a friend

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[ACHIEVEMENTS] Trials: Evolution

18 04 2012

Trials: Evolution [20 Achievements/400 Gamerscore]

(Achievements Could Contain Spoilers)

Demon on Wheels II (30)
Pass every track in the Flatliner Event.

Hard the Hard Way (20)
Finish ‘The Ascent’ without faulting on the Rattler 125cc bike.

From the Ashes (20)
Finish all tracks in the Walk in The Park Event using the Phoenix 250cc bike.

The Editor’s Apprentice (20)
Create a track of your own that has at least three path points, then test drive it.

Custom Finish (20)
Host and finish a Private or Local Multiplayer match on a User-created Track with at least 2 players

Burnt to a Crisp (20)
Pass ‘Lab Rat’ without faulting while constantly on fire.

School’s Out (20)
Pass the A License Test and get the Phoenix.

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