This won’t be the last you hear of a BAMFAS contest I’m sure we’ll have more waiting to come in the future. 🙂 Thank you to everyone who participated, I do hope in the future we’ll be able to have runner-up prizes as well.
Today the @PlayTangoDown team will be releasing two distinct codes to followers on Twitter, one unlocks a weapon tag for Spain and the other unlocks a tag for the Netherlands. These will allow the weapons to take on a replica form showing each countries national flag to give attribute boosts when attached.
For those waiting on the PC and PSN releases, the codes are not exclusive to XBLA but players will still have to wait for those releases to get in on the action. Those just getting word of Blacklight, it’s a futuristic FPS shooter packing 12 levels, 7 game types and co-op for $15.
The gem of racing about a decade ago was Hydro Thunder, for the Dreamcast it was a next generation assault that had players in a wet world. The details and boats and multiplayer made it addictive for all to experience, today we get wind that the game will take a second wind for XBLA.
Hydro Thunder Hurricane is the first sequel, running on a new engine and graphics to make it a true successor while observing the features that made the original a success. Packing 8 tracks, single player modes, leaderboards and online support for 8, the potential of the new installment seems limitless. Coming in at 1200 Microsoft points the team hopes really capture the hearts of 360 owners in the Microsoft Summer of Arcade on July 28th.
July 7 marks the launch of the latest shooter from Ignition Entertainment, Blacklight: Tango Down. The shooter brings futuristic combat and incredible amounts of weapon combinations to players, all while maintaining a $15 package price. Those familiar with Unreal Tournament and the Modern Warfare series will find themselves at familiar with some aspects of the game. Combat is fast and frantic much like the Unreal series, the loadout and selections are structured like a MW game.
I was able to preview Tango Down quite a few times this year, the game has an addictive quality for a dedicated online shooter. The Hypervisor allows for quick targetting while on the run, balancing out with no ability to go on the offense while it is activated. Custom loadouts mean that anyone can develop the best kit for each map. Those on the fence that are familiar with UT and MW should have no problem jumping into the action and ranking up in the virtual virtual combat field.
Gaming is hard enough without it becoming an addiction, today Puzzle Quest 2 launches on Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points. For some this is a great thing, Puzzle Quest brings hours of entertainment and great challenges that break away from the world of Bejeweled. For others, the game turns from fun into a life altering painful addiction that has people doing anything for a few more minutes of the game.
Either way, it’s too late now for everyone, let us all bow to our puzzle gaming overlord now that it has arrived. Check out the video.