Play Ms. Splosion Man Early, Start Getting Pissed At Your Friends Now

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Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -

This might just be me, but as many times as I laughed while playing Comic Jumper, 'Splosion Man has far and away been Twisted Pixel's best playing game so far. You can rightfully understand why I might be a tad jazzed for Ms. 'Splosion Man--and the early co-op beta that Twisted Pixel's announced.

"This type of testing doesn’t happen often in XBLA," said the company on its blog last night, "so we are very excited to be one of the studios to be able to bring this to you."

10,000 players will have a chance to gain access to several player maps--two per week, starting June 6 and ending on June 26. Signing up doesn't guarantee access, naturally, but 10,000 slots means your chances are probably pretty good. If you're going to sign up, though, Twisted Pixel wants you to play.

"The point of this early access program is to gain your feedback on how we can better your online gaming experience, so speak up," the company said. "Your voice will be heard and feedback taken into consideration."

I know how upset I was at myself while playing 'Splosion Man's more challenging stages, so I can't imagine the language that'd come vomiting out of my mouth with a friend. Should be rad.

Sign up for the beta right here.

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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (6436 posts) -

This might just be me, but as many times as I laughed while playing Comic Jumper, 'Splosion Man has far and away been Twisted Pixel's best playing game so far. You can rightfully understand why I might be a tad jazzed for Ms. 'Splosion Man--and the early co-op beta that Twisted Pixel's announced.

"This type of testing doesn’t happen often in XBLA," said the company on its blog last night, "so we are very excited to be one of the studios to be able to bring this to you."

10,000 players will have a chance to gain access to several player maps--two per week, starting June 6 and ending on June 26. Signing up doesn't guarantee access, naturally, but 10,000 slots means your chances are probably pretty good. If you're going to sign up, though, Twisted Pixel wants you to play.

"The point of this early access program is to gain your feedback on how we can better your online gaming experience, so speak up," the company said. "Your voice will be heard and feedback taken into consideration."

I know how upset I was at myself while playing 'Splosion Man's more challenging stages, so I can't imagine the language that'd come vomiting out of my mouth with a friend. Should be rad.

Sign up for the beta right here.

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#2 Edited by yawn341 (4 posts) -

Looking forward to this. Signing up for the beta now.

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#3 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2474 posts) -

Splodin all day long.

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#4 Posted by phuzzybunny (176 posts) -

Signed up. Loved 'Splosion Man.

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#5 Posted by Zabant (1498 posts) -

Pass. While i loved splosion man in concept after maybe 8 levels I had had enough

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#6 Posted by TheCheese33 (398 posts) -

If one Twisted Pixel IP deserves a sequel, it's Splosion Man.

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#7 Posted by YoungFrey (1363 posts) -

Having just finished Comic Jumper, I would kill to have a playable game like 'Splosion Man get the full humor treatment Comic Jumper got.  So it'd be all joy instead of trudging through levels just to see the fun stuff.
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#8 Posted by Link43130 (44 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up Patrick!

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#9 Posted by iAmJohn (6208 posts) -

Everybody loves donuts.

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#10 Posted by GunstarRed (6044 posts) -

signed up last night. LOVE 'splosion man, it's easily the best  game Twisted Pixel have put out and after watching videos of ms 'splosion man last night  I'm just as excited for this... some of the insane stuff she says sounds brilliant.

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#11 Posted by Sorax (38 posts) -

I've never tried harder to like a game as I did Comic Jumper but I just couldn't. Some excellent ideas on display unfortunately mated to horrible gmaeplay. So I believe Patrick you are far from alone in thinking Splosion Man is the better game.

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#12 Posted by Kyle (2376 posts) -

Done. I want to get in so bad!

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#13 Posted by KarlPilkington (2806 posts) -

There was a lot of shouting at friends during co-op 'Splosion Man.

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#14 Posted by craigbo180 (1763 posts) -

Just signed up. Really hope I get a chance to play it, Splosion Man is my second or third favourite XBLA title but I am not convinced about Ms. Splosion Man yet.

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#15 Posted by The_Hiro_Abides (1293 posts) -

Signed up. Looking forward to more 'splosions.

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#16 Posted by SaucyJack (108 posts) -

All that's left now is to wait until June 6th and see if I get in.

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#17 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

I never found any of 'Splosion Man frustrating, I thought it was just the right level of challenge.  Hard yes, but it always felt doable.   
 
Would love to sign up for this, but I've no reason to renew my Gold subscription.

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#18 Posted by Cubical (667 posts) -

I liked twisted pixel games  they all are insane and remind me back when games did  insane stuff like earthworm jim  or what ever 16 bit insane concept came up back then. 
  
I liked the idea of comic jumper and wanted to finish it but I think it is the worst game the made,  it takes fucking for ever to kill anything even if you keep putting fucking upgrades into your guns damage.   I like hard contra hard,  ninja gaiden nes hard, but comic jumper was about the only game where it annoyed me, and the only reason it was hard was because it took fucking for ever to kill anything and they threw tons of guys at you like in games where you kill stuff in one hti. it was almost like a fucking bullet hell shooter and you had to hold the stick in the direction of one dude forever to kill one dude then dodge the entire room of bullets and other guys you are not shooting at. 
 
Did i mention it takes for ever to fucking kill anything in comic jumper and that is why i stopped playing it?
 
 
 
Ya anyway the maw and splosion man are the best games the made,  they should trash comic jumper unless they plan to fix the game and give him real guns and not the weakist guns in a video game ever created in comic jumper 2. 

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#19 Posted by buft (3410 posts) -

I've beaten both Splosion man and comic Jumper, i played the maw but it wasnt my cup of tea, looking forward to the gunstringer and Ms Splosion man, definite signup for me.

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#20 Posted by Aishan (1066 posts) -

Had to sign up for this, I absolutely adored'Splosion Man
 
Which reminds me, I really need to secure that S-Rank, just missing the multiplayer cakes. Anyone up for some 'sploding?

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#21 Posted by BlinkinCard41 (25 posts) -
@iAmJohn: Lord knows I do.
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#22 Posted by WickedFather (1694 posts) -

I have the S-Rank.  I love this game more than anybody has a right to.  This beta might mean they get the horrific multiplayer lag out of the way.  The only game I'd consider buying when not on a special is this.

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#23 Posted by chicomendes2 (41 posts) -

<my opinion>

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#24 Posted by sparklykiss (2041 posts) -

Ahhh, signed up. I effing love 'Splosion Man. Even though it ruins friendships. Stomps on their faces, if you will.

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#25 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (5010 posts) -

...Ms. Splosion Man? Shouldn't it be Splosion Woman?

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#26 Posted by bkbroiler (1721 posts) -

My friend and I had tons of fun playing Splosion Man together. Only annoying this about co-op was the copious lag. Hopefully this beta will fix that!

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#27 Posted by Wes (270 posts) -
@SJSchmidt93: Pacman reference.
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#28 Posted by lockload (85 posts) -
@bkbroiler said:
My friend and I had tons of fun playing Splosion Man together. Only annoying this about co-op was the copious lag. Hopefully this beta will fix that!
Probably one if the main reasons for it
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#29 Posted by Wandrecanada (752 posts) -

Been following the Pixel since The Maw was announced and I love every game they've made.  No brainer sign up for me.

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#30 Posted by Gamer_152 (14448 posts) -

Well, I've applied. Thanks for the heads-up.

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#31 Posted by kagato (1161 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up, ive signed myself up so hopefully ill hear something back soonish

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#32 Posted by Example1013 (4854 posts) -

Always be splosioning.

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#33 Posted by henks (7 posts) -

Yay! 'Splode again!

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