After many months of keeping players on their toes by stating a level increase was coming, Gearbox has finally announced when to expect this increase. The past couple of days we’ve been getting details fed to us by Gearbox as to what to expect in this new update and upgrade pack that will drop on Tuesday, April 2nd. Continue Reading
Have you ever felt the need to destroy wave after wave of shapes? Just want to get even with that High School Geometry problem? This is your chance to do just that. Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 (Bizarre Games, 2010) is an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive, which pits the player in an all out war against varying shapes with varying difficulty. Read on to see why you should e playing this game.
Gameplay in Geometry Wars 2 is a familiar one on the Xbox Live Arcade Marketplace; Twin Stick Shooter. You control a small V shaped ship with infinite ammo as you battle your way through six different game modes. Throughout all six game modes (Deadline; 3 minutes to rack up points with infinite lives. Pacifism; Fly through gates which explode a small area to survive. No guns. King; Fly into zones which will appear on the screen to use weaponry, but be careful; these zones don’t last forever. Waves; fight wave after wave of oncoming enemies. One life and all the points you can handle. Evolved; classic game type. Fight forever if you wish, but you only have 3 lives and 3 bombs (More lives and bombs at 100,000, 1,000,000 and 10,000,000). Sequence; similar to Waves, however you fight through set rounds. Die 3 times and your out) you’ll be collecting small green crystals which fly off the dead shapes known as “geoms”. When collected these add to the score multiplier to get you even more points. But your not just going to rely on your guns; in most game modes you will be given bombs, which when activated wipe the screen. You won’t get points but all the geoms are there to collect. Retro Evolved 2 also features 4 player local multiplayer. Battle against each other to get the most points to come out on top! Overall you will find the gameplay in Geometry Wars fun, fast and furious, which will be sure to have you sticking around for more.
The Graphics in Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 are nothing short from incredible You won’t find detail like this in another Arcade game. Every shape is clear, crisp and colorful Add that with the space background as well as the sparks that fly off your behind as well as the shapes (When they explode) will leave you scratching your head why the game doesn’t slow down. The amount of animation effects seen in this game is astounding. This does make if however a little hard to play when you reach the higher scores, as the amount of enemies appearing on screen and exploding can cover the map with a haze of sparks. This won’t ruin the gameplay; but it will leave you yelling at how you couldn’t see that one shape. In the end, the graphics seen here will impress, but may have been over done during development.
Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 features on the most incredible sound tracks in any arcade game available on the market. IT features a spacy, upbeat tune when in the menu, however every game mode has an individual track. You will hear sounds ranging from the fast and happy (See Here) to slow and relaxed (See Here). This really helps identify the modes as well, adding for an extra level of immersion. However, on the other side of the sound spectrum, we reach the game sounds themselves. These aren’t anything special, and rather feel hollow when destroying shapes. You won’t be blown over by them, but the music well makes up for it.
With gameplay this astounding, Graphics this clear and music that is literally out of this world, Geometry Wars Retro Evolved is a great game for anyone with an Xbox. The replay value is enormous and coupled with 4 player multiplayer makes this game a literal “geom” in it’s own right. Get it now for 800 Microsoft Points on the Xbox Live Arcade Marketplace.
ATLUS, PQube and Zen United announced that Persona®4 Arena™ – the hugely-anticipated sequel to the award-winning Persona 4 role playing game – will be making its way to Europe on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Sony PlayStation®3 on 10th of May 2013.
Pre-order customers for Persona 4 Arena will receive an exclusive Limited Edition bonus content pack, including the Official Arranged Soundtrack with exclusive artwork and Digital Fan Pack. These will be strictly limited to pre-ordering customers and will not be available past day-one sales. Continue Reading
Xbox announced two exciting new app updates for Xbox LIVE including a new Pay-as-you-go option for Sky Sports on Now TV and a brand new app from the popular GameTrailers.
Pay-as-you-go Sky Sports comes to NOW TV
From today, Sky’s Now TV app on Xbox LIVE will give users the chance to enjoy the best live sport on a simple pay-as-you-go basis. With no contract, set-up costs or installation, NOW TV offers a new and flexible way to access great live sport. For just £9.99, Xbox LIVE Gold members can get unlimited 24-hour access to all six Sky Sports channels. Continue Reading
two new Xbox 360 bundles that will be available in the UK for a limited time, exclusively at GAME.
The Xbox 360 250GB Spring Value Bundles are available at GAME stores right now. Continue Reading
Turn 10 Studios, the makers of the acclaimed Xbox 360 racing franchise “Forza Motorsport”, and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) have announced the upcoming start of the “Forza Motorsport ALMS Challenge”: a season-long online racing series in “Forza Motorsport 4” that brings racing fans closer than ever to the intensity and cutting edge technology found in the real 2013 ALMS season.
The Forza Motorsport ALMS Challenge will begin on 16th March to coincide with the ALMS season opener—the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. Each month of the ALMS season, “Forza Motorsport 4” will showcase a new car and track combination that will challenge players to test their racing skills against players from around the world. Continue Reading
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced a Season Pass for the upcoming DC Comics fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us. Available for purchase at launch for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Injustice: Gods Among Us Season Pass grants purchasers access to four of the game’s upcoming downloadable characters for the price of three. Continue Reading
Defiance the highly anticipated online open-world shooter from Trion Worlds, will enter its third and final PC beta phase on March 22, starting at 4pm CET, and ending on March 25 at 5am CET. For the first time, on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, console gamers will get the chance to experience a taste of the massive co-op boss battles and fierce multiplayer gameplay that takes place across this evolving sci-fi universe. Specific details for the beta phase on each platform will be included in official invitations that are scheduled for distribution next week. Continue Reading
“SquidGrip provides a low-profile, firm and padded surface for your hands – without disrupting the natural feel of your controller. Developed using moisture-wicking technology, no other product alleviates sweaty hands and improves overall grip and comfort like SquidGrip™
Whether you’re a hard-core gamer seeking a competitive edge through superior grip and comfort, or simply looking for something that truly works at combating sweaty hands – SquidGrip delivers!”
This week IVG staff had the opportunity to review the very popular controller gaming grips from SquidGrip. When we received our set the first things you come across is the neat, light and very informational packaging which comes with all the things you need to upgrade your controller. Now as a general person that is always excited at getting something new I couldn’t wait to get them stuck on and then I remembered they have to be stuck on. Continue Reading
Microsoft and Xbox LIVE must have had a family disagreement as Microsoft has discontinued the much-loved Gold Family Pack it offered to customers. Joystiq got in touch with a Microsoft representative to confirm that the Family Gold is no longer able to be purchased.
“The Family Gold offer is no longer available for purchase,”… “The Family Center experience with settings management, allowance granting, child activity reports and family subscriptions management are still available for current Family Gold members at this time.
As for why the pack was discontinued, the rep said, “We continually evaluate our business focus and work to offer services that make the most sense for our customers and Xbox.”
The Xbox LIVE Gold Family Pack gave you four 12-month Gold memberships for less than the price of two. Continue Reading