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The Dishwasher coming to XBLA this week

The Dishwasher coming to XBLA this week

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai is the latest super-stylised platformer from James Silva.

James Silva's The Dishwasher is finally set to go on sale this Wednesday on Xbox Live Arcade for 800 MS Points, or around £7.00 GBP.

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai is the gory 2D platformer that first won James the Dream Build Play content back in 2007, netting him the chance to have the game published on XBLA as a prize.

The game itself casts players as an undead samurai dishwasher who has to wade into battle against an army of cyborgs and zombies and stuff. Despite the fantastical plot and stylised presentation though, Dishwasher is based on daydreams that James had when he worked as a real-life dishwasher - but you can read more about that in the two part column James wrote for us last year, titled How I Became A Games Designer.

Harking back to the old-school type of 2D beat-em-up games, Dishwasher features a rich combo system, lots of special moves and a huge selection of enemies to use them against.

On top of that The Dishwasher will have a co-op campaign and a load of minigames and special levels, some of which can even use a Guitar Hero or Rock Band guitar controller.

If you don't have an Xbox 360 though then don't worry - James has got plenty of other equally violent games available as freeware for the PC. Check them out at the Ska Studios website.

Will you be picking up James Silva's The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai? Let us know in the forums.

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themax 31st March 2009, 14:54 Quote
Loved the demo. I played it over and over for days when it first hit when XNA titles were demo'd months back on Live. Will definately be picking this up when I get a chance.
War-Rasta 31st March 2009, 15:23 Quote
Haven't tried it but I've always been curious ever since I read the two articles here. I'll have to download the demo and see what it's all about.
HourBeforeDawn 31st March 2009, 17:43 Quote
okay to be honest I never heard of it but just by reading what Bit-tech stated here is sounds pretty well pathetic and some what a knock off of FLCL with the weird plot/ guitar weapons although your a dishwasher person and well ya none of this makes any sense, just out of curiosity was he typically high when he was a dishwasher?
CardJoe 31st March 2009, 17:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawn
okay to be honest I never heard of it but just by reading what Bit-tech stated here is sounds pretty well pathetic and some what a knock off of FLCL with the weird plot/ guitar weapons although your a dishwasher person and well ya none of this makes any sense, just out of curiosity was he typically high when he was a dishwasher?

How about you get an idea about what you're talking about first, m'kay?
devdevil85 31st March 2009, 18:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
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Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawn
okay to be honest I never heard of it but just by reading what Bit-tech stated here is sounds pretty well pathetic and some what a knock off of FLCL with the weird plot/ guitar weapons although your a dishwasher person and well ya none of this makes any sense, just out of curiosity was he typically high when he was a dishwasher?

How about you get an idea about what you're talking about first, m'kay?
+1

This description alone sold me:

"The Dishwasher has arcade co-op, drop-in solo campaign co-op, and drop-in solo phantom guitar co-op using the guitar peripheral. Phantom guitar players can unload electric death by playing wicked solos, perform basic movement, and use the guitar's motion control to rip through enemies with a razor-sharp headstock."
mikeuk2004 31st March 2009, 18:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawn
okay to be honest I never heard of it but just by reading what Bit-tech stated here is sounds pretty well pathetic and some what a knock off of FLCL with the weird plot/ guitar weapons although your a dishwasher person and well ya none of this makes any sense, just out of curiosity was he typically high when he was a dishwasher?

Careful, Joe is very sensitive when it comes to indie games.

I thought it was ok, better than most of the crap community games on XBLA. However i’m not sure its worth the 800 points as its just a basic platformer which has gone over the top with gore. There is nothing new or special or about the game.

It got a bit boring killing the same old enemies, wasn’t much variation in the game.
HourBeforeDawn 31st March 2009, 20:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by mikeuk2004
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Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawn
okay to be honest I never heard of it but just by reading what Bit-tech stated here is sounds pretty well pathetic and some what a knock off of FLCL with the weird plot/ guitar weapons although your a dishwasher person and well ya none of this makes any sense, just out of curiosity was he typically high when he was a dishwasher?

Careful, Joe is very sensitive when it comes to indie games.

I thought it was ok, better than most of the crap community games on XBLA. However im not sure its worth the 800 points as its just a basic platformer which has gone over the top with gore. There is nothing new or special or about the game.

It got abit boring killing the same old enemys, wasnt much varyation in the game.

no worries I tend to ignore what he usually has to say anyways as it tends to be well... nevermind, I still stand by the fact that I find this concept pathetic, they might as well have it where at the end the dishwasher person wakes up on the floor from a drug trip gone bad to realize hes still at his deadend job lol.
Mentai 31st March 2009, 21:22 Quote
Antagonistic much? I think it sounds like a fun game. And the idea that an imagination stems from being on drugs is immature at best. Maybe it polarises people as much as FLCL does, but you certainly could have come across in a MUCH nicer way.
mikeuk2004 31st March 2009, 22:00 Quote
I hope they do a new demo for the xbox live arcade realease to show more off it.

I have bought alot of xbox live arcade games (26 to be exact) and for some reason i just cant see its worth the same price as some of my other 800 point games.

I think at 400 points id snap it up, but from what i played im holding onto my wallet as im still on the fence.
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