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Console survivalists and builders rejoice, 505 Games has today announced it will be bringing the independent block-building survival blockbuster, Terraria to Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network.

Originally released in 2011 on PC by creator-developer Andrew Spinks’ Re-logic studio; Terraria is a side-scrolling, action-adventure sandbox game, with an emphasis on crafting and exploration set in vast and vibrant worlds. It has received universal acclaim from media and fans alike — 1.6 million “Terrarians” have struck out on their own adventures since release.

With a vast array of materials and items to collect, Terraria is far more than a mere block building game, gamers experience is limited only by their own imaginations; the world really is yours to shape and explore.

“The block-building genre has taken the world by storm and Terraria has garnered a massive following through its increased focus on adventure and discovery.” said Tim Woodley, Head of Global Brand for 505 Games. “We’re looking forward to bringing an already hugely successful experience to a brand new console audience and we can’t wait for the existing Terraria fan base to experience all-new content”.

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    If ever there was a game to inspire new designers around the world it should be this one, designed by two children, Annabelle (aged 6) and Harry (aged 4). Cars Shooting at Aliens has been released on Xbox Live Arcade and can be picked up for $1(80MS points).

    The indie company is called Zebra Games and they currently have six different indie XBLA games available for purchase. They are: “Death”, “The Charge”, “Empire of Towers” and “Drive Fast Think Faster”.

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    In the war on aliens, some problems are solved with the pull of a trigger. In Alien Fear, a new arcade-style, first-person shooter (FPS) from City Interactive, a fast-growing international publisher and developer of interactive entertainment, every problem is solved through superior firepower.

    Powered by the Unreal Engine 3, Alien Fearpromises to deliver visceral, non-stop, run-and-gun action for the Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade and Sony PlayStation Network.

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      Creators of the chaotic Worms series, Team 17, today announced that their full-to-bursting box of bazookas and banana bombs, Worms Ultimate Mayhem, will be available for download from Xbox LIVE Arcade and Steam from today!

      Worms fans and newcomers alike can now join in with the fully 3D destruction in this pumped up digital collector’s edition of the very best content from Worms 3D and Worms 4: Mayhem.

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        Ministers of madness Team 17 today announce that their much anticipated collection of enhanced 3D chaos, Worms Ultimate Mayhem, will now be making its anarchic arrival on Steam for PC on Wednesday 28th September 2011, wriggling back one week later than originally announced.

        Team 17 have today also released another helping of Worms based video-madness, with a look into just how ludicrously customizable Worms Ultimate Mayhem really is, in their brand new ‘Customisation’ trailer.

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          Other Ocean Interactive proudly revealed that Sir Patrick Stewart, the acclaimed TV and film star, will be lending his voice talents to The War of the Worlds, its upcoming cinematic side-scrolling platformer, coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

          Based on the classic novel by H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds showcases Stewart’s distinct voice as the narration for the game, which follows one man’s experience in 1950s London during a decimating alien invasion.

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            Creators of the XBLA hit claim Xbox partnership has deteriorated.

            Outspoken indies Team Meat will no longer have a commercial partnership with Microsoft, a co-founder at the studio has said.

            Edmund McMillen has criticised the Xbox manufacturer for its lack of support during production of the 2010 XBLA hit Super Meat Boy.

            “I don’t think we’ll work with them [Microsoft] ever again,” McMillen said on the IndieGames.com podcast.

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              Brace for impact! Criterion Games today announced that Burnout CRASH! will release on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network worldwide on September 20, 2011.

              Burnout Crash! reinvents the studio’s fan-favourite crash mode, offering accessibility and compulsive fun for those new to the series and gameplay depth for franchise veterans. Players are rewarded for causing traffic chaos as they trigger explosions and destroy everything in sight.

              Burnout CRASH! is inspired by the ease and excitement of pinball arcades, TV game shows and 80s pop music. Featuring EA’s revolutionary Autolog technology, players connect, compare scores and face off against friends for endless competitive gameplay and challenging fun.

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                Four-Player side-scrolling co-op shooter game based on Comedy Central’s hit animated series is live on PSN and XBLA.

                Join Mark, Callie, Grimes and all the rest of your favorite Ugly characters and shoot your way into saving the world!

                345 Games, the video gaming arm of COMEDY CENTRAL and Spike TV, announced today that its highly anticipated top-down arcade shooter Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon launches today for PlayStation Network and tomorrow for Xbox LIVE Arcade for a retail price of $9.99.

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                Indie game developer Hothead Games is very excited to announce that gamers can now eat up their tastiest action RPG, The Baconing, on the Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation Network, Windows-based PC, and Mac.

                This epic adventure of bacon goodness is available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points, and on PlayStation Network, Steam, and the Mac App Store for €14.99/£10.49.

                Mike Inglehart, Producer on The Baconing commented:

                “This stand alone sci-fi adventure is our best game yet. If you like Hothead’s games, be prepared for plenty of our charm, humour and adventure. If you never played a DeathSpank game before, jump in with The Baconing – it’s very, very tasty and available for everyone, regardless of what system you want to play on”

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