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Review: Deadlight (XBLA)

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Whenever Mr. Cookie Cutter publisher thrusts a game about zombies in our face, you could easily make the reasonable inference that it would involve many guns, probably chainsaws and an unreasonable amount of on-screen prompts and feedback as you mow down waves upon waves of the bloody things in true, po-faced Chuck Norris esque detached fashion.

With Deadlight then, it’s refreshing to see a game that rather than dry humping the well-worn FPS genre tropes; for which the zombies themselves have become practically synonymous with, instead attempts to apply a 2D platforming coating to a zombie survival setting and ends up doing a pretty good job of it.

Well, most of the time anyway.

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August 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

E3 2012 – Microsoft Release Their ‘Summer of Arcade 2012’ Trailer

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Microsoft have just released a trailer for their forthcoming Summer of Arcade promotion which showcases five of the best Xbox Live Arcade titles available this year.

Need something to tide you over the typically sparse Summer gaming months?  Then take a look at the quintet of gaming awesomeness below and see if anything takes your fancy:

Summer of Arcade starts this Summer, exclusively on Xbox 360.

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June 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Summer XBLA standout title Deadlight gets another trailer. Still looks fucking brilliant.

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Perhaps the jewel of Microsoft’s forthcoming ‘Summer of Arcade’ promotion this year, Tequila Studio’s Deadlight is a triumphant mixture of 28 Days Later, Limbo and Shadow Complex.

Simply on the potential merits of such marriage of awesome ideas the game seems fucking brilliant.  See that trailer below?  Yeah, it doesn’t do much to dissuade the notion.

Have a look:

Deadlight is due to arrive on XBLA for the Xbox 360 sometime this Summer.

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May 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm

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