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The time has come to lift the veil on...

November 25, 2009

The time has come to lift the veil on XGenStudios' newest addition to our multiplayer family of games! Utilizing the creative universe of Boxhead, invented by Sean Cooper, XGen has designed and developed Boxhead Bounty Hunter; the latest title to use our MMOcha multiplayer technology.

Blast strangers and friends alike with more then 10 weapons and 7 kinds of equipment -- including C4, Airstrikes and Spy Satellites! With up to 16 players per arena, there's always someone to kill.

Pursue the members of the Most Wanted Bounty List for the highest gains! But pay close attention, attaining a spot on The List makes you a target for other bounty-hungry players!

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The Pumpkin contest is now over! The...

October 31, 2009

The Pumpkin contest is now over! The official winner of the contest is… Marty! With his XGen Logo pumpkin (and cool video)! Marty is awarded a Free 2-Year Lab Pass for his efforts.

We also had fine entries from stevengeier21112, Jammer, db3000, somerandomdude and criticism! Since you guys put so much effort into it, we've decided that we will also award all runners-up with a Free 1-Month Lab Pass!

Winners, keep an eye on your forum private messages, you will be contacted there to receive your prize.

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Announcing the first annual XGenStudios...

October 27, 2009

Announcing the first annual XGenStudios Pumpkin Carving Contest!

StevenGeier21112, of the XGenStudios forums, has already got an early start -- giving us the idea that we should make it into an official contest! Choose anything related to XGen - or our games - and carve your way to a Free 2-Year Stick Arena Ballistick Lab Pass!

Submissions are to be posted in the official pumpkin carving forum thread, and deadline for submissions is midnight (PST) on October 30th. XGenStudios Staff and Stick Arena Moderators are not eligible to win the contest, sorry guys. :)

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Things are getting spooky, and the time...

October 19, 2009

Things are getting spooky, and the time of The Devlian has come again! Our poor Helvian's evil twin has overthrown his good-natured double and is free to cry havoc and unleash hell upon all XGen!

Well, other then his particular fondness for orange over our traditional blue... I'm sure everything will work out OK for XGen. If you're seeing a multi-colored abomination, try clearing your browser cache.

In other news, the XGen team is fresh from attending the Edmonton Flash In the Can conference on the weekend. Not only was it a rewarding and educational experience, and a great chance to meet some industry vets, we were also the first team to correctly decipher the clues left by Adobe Platform Evangelist Lee Brimelow (Of theflashblog.com) to find this year's Adobe Dead Drop! Earning us a commemorative coin and a copy of Adobe Creative Suite CS4!

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It's here - 6 Player Stick Arena, plus...

October 7, 2009

It's here - 6 Player Stick Arena, plus new Classic Maps.

Using your feedback, we've updated and improved just about every one of Stick Arena's original maps (Don't worry - we kept XGen HQ just the way you like it).

Since there are a few different ways to get a 6-player game going, I'll explain exactly how it works. To start, you'll need at least one player with a Lab Pass. If only one player is playing with a Lab Pass, that player will need to VIP at least 2 other players and then create a game, making sure that the VIP'd players joins last. Another way to get a 6 player match going is to have 2 Lab Pass player join a game in progress that already has 4 players - how about a 3v3 match? (or 2v4, if you're feeling lucky!)

Here's another way to look at it; there are 2 'reserved' spots in every game for players with Lab Passes. Players with a Lab Pass as well as those that have been VIP'd by the game creator can join games with 4 players already in them (up to the new maximum of 6 players per game).

What does all this mean? Well, you'll probably want to get yourself a Lab Pass, but you should also keep in mind that Player Join Order is important when some players don't have Lab Passes, or when not everyone has been VIP'd.

Now go play a 6 player free-for-all, or organize yourself a 3v3 (or 2v2v2?) Team Deathmatch.

Happy Fragging!

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Stick Arena Ballistick has received...

September 8, 2009

Stick Arena Ballistick has received another big update. Included this time is a brand new pet based on Defend Your Castle and a bunch of brand new tiles for map-makers, including water! Get the details here. More updates on the way!

Mechanaught, Ragdoll Cannon Level Pack, and 99 Bricks: The Legend of Garry have been added to our roster of great featured titles, give them a go!

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Haven't taken the plunge into Stick...

August 19, 2009

Haven't taken the plunge into Stick Arena Ballistick's Lab Pass Features yet? Or maybe just looking for some extra days? We've just finished setting up a rewards system for those short on dough, it allows you to earn Lab Pass days without the need for any cash whatsoever!

We've also uploaded a neat little Defend Your Castle How-to-Play video on the DYC page, just in case you're not familiar with the mechanics of the classic game. Special thanks to Eric Cheng and Leif Oleson-Cormack for the excellent audio and voice-over work.

Also, have some destructive fun in Building Blaster, burn it to a crisp in Pyro 2 or just kill some mindless undead in More Zombies. XGen always features the best and the brightest of internet flash developers.

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Some new featured games for you guys;...

August 4, 2009

Some new featured games for you guys; strategic deployment of base defenses - so fun, so Warzone Tower Defense. And cut some stuff up to solve Splitter 2 if your puzzling sense is tingling.

Joystick Division talk about some multiplayer weapons that make you want to tear your hair out. Zomg - l2play nubs!

Comic-con is wrapping up, and it's always entertaining to see the laughably bad costumes people come up with. Oh and there's also... you know... The Best.

Video Game Dialogue has a rough history, but some of these will make you feel nostalgic in all of the funny places.

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Some newer games for you guys; control a...

July 20, 2009

Some newer games for you guys; control a nanoTank and expertly navigate your way to success. Destroy everything from cerise to scarlet and russet to ruby in Red Remover. Rocket that pesky rodent again, this time through the center of the earth all the way to Mars in Hedgehog Launch 2!

Thank you, iPhone lovers, for giving Defend Your Castle a welcome reception to the app store. Some people have even managed to collect all 45 achievements! Future updates for the game will include new achievements and a few surprises...

Here's a chuckle for old-school gamers like myself; Gamespy has a rundown of some great unofficial Old-School Achievements for that classic gamer in all of us.

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We're proud to present the Beta for...

June 19, 2009

We're proud to present the Beta for Space Trader Wars here on XGen! At this time, the game is exclusively available to Stick Arena Ballistick Lab Pass Holders. Just one more reason to join in on the fun!

Cargo Bridge tests your engineering skills, bridge the gap to gather the goods - You can do it!

Upgrade Complete is quite simple really; nearly everything in the game can be upgraded, including Menu Buttons, Game Graphics, and loads more! You even have to buy your own mute button! Absurd!

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Platforms: PC & Mac

Stick RPG 2 Director's Cut is a downloadable game. You can play offline with no annoying ads, listen to the awesome soundtrack in high quality, get free exclusive updates, and use cheats.

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