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Twisted Pixel Lets Down President, Country with Splosion Man Release

July 21, 2009

Twisted Pixel Lets Down President, Country with Splosion Man Release

Thanks Obama For Slamming Video Games Right Before Our Release Date

Twisted Pixel Games was thrilled to hear President Obama’s directive for parents to start “putting away the Xbox,” an announcement made right on the eve of Splosion Man’s release. That’s cool. We weren’t excited to be kicking off the Summer of Arcade or that early reviews have been so positive about our game, or that it is practically a steal at 800 Microsoft Points ($10.00 USD). Go ahead and tell people not to play games. But answer me one thing, Mr. President: If not us, who is going to teach our nation’s kids the unimportance of spelling or about how scientists will turn into slabs of meat when you splode them?

Splosion Man doesn’t just lure families apart with its 50 level single player campaign and separate 50 level 2-4 player multiplayer campaign, it also dangles several treasures sure to corrupt even the most tight-knit household. A free unlockable premium theme headlines a package containing two free gamerpics and, perhaps most troubling, hidden within its codey depths, the ability to grant two male and two female free avatar accessories once the functionality becomes available on Xbox Live.

The den of evil that is contains further temptation, offering downloadable faceplate templates, desktop backgrounds, and the entire musical score from award-winning composers John DeBorde and Joshua R. Mosley. The siren call of each piece is divided into several layers, which react dynamically during gameplay, offering much more stimulation and interest than homework or family time ever could.

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