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Fable: The Journey now available on Xbox Live Games On Demand

Lionhead Studio's Fable: The Journey is now available on Xbox Live Games On Demand for $49.99. The game was originally released in October 2012 as an exclusive Kinect title for the Xbox 360. Its inclusion in the Games On Demand library means it can now be downloaded from the Xbox Live Marketplace without the need for a physical disc. A free demo of the game is also available for download from Xbox Live.

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Fable: The Journey pre-order DLC now available for all

Lionhead Studios has now released downloadable content for Fable: The Journey, previously only made available with pre-orders of the Kinect title, in addition to a Fable: The Journey "Bonus DLC" pack which currently offers no product description. The former pre-order bonus DLC includes an XP-laying chicken, a gnome who offers commentary during your travels, a Wisp in a Jar which gives your character more health, a shard that gives your character a boost in magic, lucky dice that gives players a five percent XP bonus while travelling by cart, gauntlets of flame, gauntlets of bolt, gauntlets of wisdom, gauntlets of the shard and gauntlets of force. Both DLC packs are available for 80 MS Points each. Fable: The Journey received a 4.5 out of 10 from Polygon in a review that stated: "The...

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NHL 13, XCOM: Enemy Unknown lead Amazon Cyber Monday deals

Amazon's list of Cyber Monday deals includes some low prices on 2012 hits like NHL 13 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The online retailer is using the day to re-run some offers from Black Friday and the preceding week, such as the XCOM deal. That discount (to $25 from $59.99) applies all day — or at least until supplies last — but there are also plenty of Lightning Deals that only last for a limited time. Here are some highlights: Lightning Deals: SSX, $15.99 (12:10 p.m. ET - 4:10 p.m. ET); NHL 13, $25 (4:10 p.m. - 8:10 p.m. ET); Dance Central 3, $22.99 (4:10 p.m. - 8:10 p.m. ET); Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you Steal our Garbage?!!, $19.99 (8:10 p.m. - 12:10 a.m. ET) all-day discounts: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC download/360 only), $25; Dishonored, $29.99; Lego Batman 2: DC Super...

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Microsoft Store Black Friday deals led by Forza Horizon, Assassin's Creed 3

The Microsoft Store is offering a bunch of Black Friday deals on some of 2012's best Xbox 360 games and others, including Forza Horizon and Assassin's Creed 3. Here's the full list: $9.99: Kinect Nat Geo TV, Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure, Kinect Disneyland Adventures $14.99: Forza Horizon, Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection, Fable: The Journey $24.99: Assassin's Creed 3, Borderlands 2, Dishonored, FIFA 13, Just Dance 4, Madden NFL 13, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Need for Speed Most Wanted, NBA 2K13, Resident Evil 6 The discounts are only available while supplies last, but while the Microsoft Store's Black Friday page says Forza Horizon is out of stock, we were able to add it to our cart by going directly to the game's page. And many of the prices are also available at...

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Sony and Microsoft reveal Black Friday deals for console bundles and games

Sony and Microsoft will offer deals on consoles and games for Black Friday, according to information provided by both companies. Sony will discount PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita bundles, as revealed on the official PlayStation Blog. Vita bundles will sell for $199.99 each and include: PlayStation Vita limited edition white Wifi, Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, 4GB memory card PlayStation Vita black Wifi, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, 4GB memory card PlayStation Vita black Wifi, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes The $199.99 PlayStation 3 bundle includes a 250GB console, Uncharted and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Infamous, Infamous 2 and Infamous: Festival of Blood as well as a 30 day subscription to PlayStation Plus. Sony will also be offering DualShock 3 controllers...

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Japan Review Check: The Legend of Heroes, Dishonored, Fable: The Journey

A recap of the most interesting games coming out soon in Japan, courtesy of the reviews section in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine: - The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Evolution (8/9/8/8, 33 points out of 40): The original Zero no Kiseki, released in 2010 for the PSP, solidified Falcom's position as one of the standard-bearers for Japanese RPGs over there. This Vita port features perks like higher-res graphics and fully-voiced cutscenes, as well as a few extra story scenarios here and there. "The graphics are higher-res, and the new voices help you get into the story more as well," one editor wrote. "It's easy to get a little frustrated at how slowly things move storywise at times, but it's still a really unique and charming game world laid out for you." That comment about...

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Fable: The Journey launches today with this trailer

Fable: The Journey hit the Xbox 360 and Kinect today to not-so-great reviews. But if you're still interested, check out this launch trailer.

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Fable: The Journey review: a bumpy road

Fable: The Journey protagonist Gabriel may be a simple traveler, but he's got big dreams. He's constantly chastised for losing himself in the fables of powerful heroes that once saved the land of Albion from extinction. When he's separated from his nomadic people, Gabriel finds himself the unlikely next member of this long-ago severed chain of heroism. He must fight to stop an evil force from consuming the land with only his horse Seren, the seer Theresa (sister of Fable's first protagonist) and the occasional straggler to aid him. Much of The Journey is presented from the driver's seat of Gabriel's cart as he steers Seren away from treacherous terrain and toward experience orbs that litter the road. From a seated position (there's no standing on this journey) you'll hold...

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Lionhead's new creative director talks 'Fable: The Journey,' Lionhead's future

At a press event showing Fable: The Journey last week, Lionhead's Gary Carr — the man who took the studio creative director role when frontman Peter Molyneux departed earlier this year — stood up with Polygon to discuss his team's latest game and touch briefly on future plans. Thinking back to the origins of The Journey's development, Carr said the game began as an idea about a Kinect-controlled horse, and the horse turned into one of the game's main characters. "The important thing about the horse is that it's something that's there for you to grow attached to," he said. "And at first, it's just a vehicle. It's just a creature that's pulling you along. But slowly, the more you play the game, the more the horse becomes a part of the storyline ... I know some guys who've been...

Fable: The Journey Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 10/09/2012
    • Publisher Microsoft Studios
    • Developer Lionhead Studios
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