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Activision running half-price sale on Xbox Games Store

Activision is offering half-price deals on a long list of its games on Xbox Live this week, with the discounts including Games on Demand titles, Xbox Live Arcade games and downloadable content. Almost all the offers are half-off discounts, and the sale runs the gamut from Xbox 360 launch titles such as Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved to lesser deals on recently released games like Deadpool. Here's a sample of the deals: Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved: $2.49 (50 percent off) Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2: $4.99 (50 percent off) Deadpool: $39.99 (20 percent off) Spider-Man: Web of Shadows: $14.99 (20 percent off) Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse - Peter Griffin's Man Boob Mega Sweat Pack: $2.49 (50 percent off) The sale runs through Oct. 7. You can check out a full list of...

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PlayStation All-Stars designer releases images of alleged Journey and Gravity Rush stage

Images of an alleged PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale level that features what appears to be a cross-over between Journey and Gravity Rush were uploaded onto the website of designer Ky Bui over the weekend before quickly being taken down. Bui, who claims to have worked on Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, released two images showing as-of-yet unseen stages. Despite its surfacing, Sony Santa Monica issued a statement confirming the studio has no further plans to release new DLC for All Stars. "Thank you for your continued support of PlayStation All-Stars and for keeping the community thriving. At this time we have no plans to release new content for PlayStation All-Stars," wrote a Sony representative in a prepared statement. "While we...

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Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse DLC adds new challenge, costumes, characters for $5

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse received its first package of downloadable content today, Peter Griffin's Man Boob Mega Sweat Pack, which brings extra characters and costumes, along with a new scenario, into the third-person shooter. The bundle, which was released in Europe and the U.K. Dec. 20, includes four pieces of content. The Space Station Challenge pits Stewie and Chris against alien chickens and is playable solo or cooperatively. The Evil Pack provides players with the Evil Stewie costume and his machete for all game modes, as well as Evil Mayor West and his petrified cat for multiplayer and challenge modes. Stewie and Brian costumes usable in all game modes come in the Humiliation Pack. And the Opening Number Pack offers the Griffin family in their showtune-singing golden...

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Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse review: lowest common denominator

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse takes its cue from a 2009 episode of the TV show called "Road to the Multiverse," in which Stewie, the series' diabolical toddler, and Brian, the Griffin family's talking dog, travel to parallel universes. Each multiverse contains an alternate version of reality. In one universe where Christianity never existed, the Dark Ages never happened — zing! The enemies may be idiotic, but at least you have a variety of tools to take them down Players switch between control of Stewie and Brian at will, running around colorful levels and shooting hordes of enemies. The two protagonists control identically, but their weapon loadouts offer different advantages. Aside from a few bland puzzles and fetch quests, Back to the Multiverse focuses entirely...

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Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse dev: 'If it didn't feel like 'Family Guy,' we would hate it'

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse's developers at Heavy Iron Studios and Activision have gone to great lengths to make the upcoming game faithful to the long-running TV series, according to Andy Owen, lead producer on the title at Activision. "If it wasn't funny, or if Stewie shouted 'Blast!' and it was clear we'd just hired some actor to do a mediocre Stewie impression," said Owen on the PlayStation Blog, "fans would hate it. We would hate it." The game is based on "Road to the Multiverse," the eighth-season premiere episode in which bosom buddies Brian and Stewie Griffin visit various parallel universes. After seeing the episode, said Owen, the developers' "imaginations just started running wild." They were able to get Family Guy writers Mike Desilets and Anthony Blasucci to pen...

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'Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse' attacks the Amish with sniper rifles, exploding diapers and chicken on September 25

A few years ago, the creators of Family Guy threw series stalwarts Stewie and Brian into various parallel universes in "Road to the Multiverse," an episode that was critically praised and quickly grew to become a favourite among its fanbase. Now Activision has partnered with the show's creators to take that to consoles. Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse throws Stewie and Brian back into a series of twisted worlds, including one dimension in which the Amish rule and bad beards are the order of the day. The publisher showed a short hands-off pre-alpha demo during E3, featuring gameplay of its upcoming RPG's co-op combat. "In this universe, Stewie-nemesis Bertram convinces the collective of Amish that both characters need to be destroyed," Activision senior producer Chris Harvey ...

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'Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse' will have co-op and competitive multiplayer levels

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse will include co-op and competitive multiplayer levels, according to Activision. The upcoming title, set to release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will allow users to play as either Stewie or Brian and use their unique abilities and weapons with or against one another. Fans will be pit against Family Guy characters in levels themed around the Road to the Multiverse episodes of the animated series, while Stewie's evil twin, Bertram, is also said to feature. The new title is intended to "tap into the core components of the Family Guy spirit," according to Activision, while using source material from the show, including the voice cast and writers. Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse is scheduled to release this Fall.

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'Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse' outed by Amazon, listed for September release

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse will launch September 25th on Xbox 360 and PS3, according to an Amazon listing for the heretofore unannounced game. An apparently early piece of box art for the title lists Activision as its supposed publisher. No other details about the game are mentioned on the page. We reached out to Activision, and a representative responded, saying, "Stay tuned on this. We will have more news for you shortly." We're not sure how shortly they mean, but we'll keep one of our ears placed firmly on the ground. Update 5/7: Activision has confirmed development of Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse and, while very few details were given, the publisher did say "the title will offer gamers an interactive Family Guy experience inspired by one of the most popular and notable...

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 11/20/2012
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Heavy Iron Studios
    • Score 3.0
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 11/20/2012
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Heavy Iron Studios
    • Score 3.0
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