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Alien Hominid owners get alien in Castle Crashers

Guess who's back? Yes, you guessed correctly and on your first try, it's that adorable yellow alien from The Behemoth's Alien Hominid HD and we just learned that he'll be making an appearance in the August 27th release of Castle Crashers. As a playable character at that. Developer The Behemoth confirmed that the alien would be insta-unlocked as a playable character in Castle Crashers for those who already purchased the XBLA release of Alien Hominid HD, but can still be earned by those who don't own the game. Also, per The Behemoth's graphic above (which we totally ninja-stole), there will be a free Castle Crashers theme and gamer pictures come launch week. Big w00tz to that!

New PDA games available for Alien Hominid

When The Behemoth's crew isn't too busy making custom trophies, or working on Castle Crashers, they're obviously throwing together some PDA stages for Alien Hominid HD. The second pack of 100 PDA levels is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace for 150 Microsoft Points. If you're in a spending mood, you can also pick up some new gamer pictures, as there are two packs with 5 pics a piece, each for 100 MS Points. Do you play the PDA minigame in Alien Hominid? If so, do you play solo or multiplayer?

The Behemoth gives Major Trophy

Showing what an awesome development team they are, The Behemoth gave Major Nelson a custom, hand made FBI Agent trophy. This was in thanks for his support of their first title for Xbox Live Arcade, Alien Hominid HD, back in late February. Now, some of you may remember that The Behemoth was going to give away trophies for those at the top of the leaderboards of the game.

Major, being an MS employee was not eligible to win, no matter how mad his skillz, so they hooked him up with this absolutely badass trophy, and he's posted pics on his flickr page of the gift and the thank you letter included in the package. Hopefully, The Behemoth will remember X3F and our GDC interview when Castle Crashers lands on Arcade, right guys?

Alien Hominid HD trophies awarded

A while back, The Behemoth offered the best Alien Hominid HD players a chance to win custom trophies for staying on top of the leaderboards. And today, they announced the winners and sent out the shiny hardware. Each winner will receive a trophy that was created in-house, customized with the winner's gamertag, and dated. There are also a few gamers who went above and beyond the call of duty and will be eternally immortalized in The Behemoth's hall of fame.

And if you're a tad jealous that you didn't win a trophy, don't worry. The Behemoth manufactured over 150 extra trophy bases for future giveaways. Loving fellas aren't they?

Read - Trophy making process.
Read - Leaderboard winners.

More Alien Hominid HD levels available

Yeah, yeah, we know we're late on this, but die-hard Alien Hominid fans should know that there are now even more PDA levels available for download in Alien Hominid HD. The content is called the "PDA Euro pack" and contains 100 new PDA levels that have never been seen inside the US. So, if you live in Europe then there really isn't all that much to get excited about. Of course, there is a brand new episode of the Xbox 360 Fancast available. That's sort of exciting, right? No? Oh, alright then.

Alien Hominid content invades XBLA

Those of us lost in the Egyptian ball busting action found in Luxor 2 may have missed the new content available for Alien Hominid HD. The new content adds 100 new levels to the PDA mini-game found in Alien Hominid HD. The new levels can be had for the pittance of 150 Microsoft Points. In addition to the new levels, 2 new Alien Hominid picture packs are available for 100 points each. Sure, it's not as exciting as, say, Castle Crashers, but it might be a worthy purchase if you've got some spare points in your account, which you probably do if you bought Luxor 2. Funny how that works out, isn't it?

Fanswag: Alien Hominid HD Giveaway the end


Our Alien Hominid HD Giveaway has come to an end and it is okay to shed a tear or two. But let's divulge who the winner of yesterday's day 3 giveaway was. The winner of an autographed Alien Hominid figurine set is ... drumroll ... Cam! Congratulations Cam, we know those figurines will be proudly displayed in your cubicle. Again, we must thank The Behemoth for their generosity in donating these prizes during their leaderboards giveaway. Those guys are definitely cool dudes. And a big thanks goes out to you, all the fanboy readers, for participating as we hope to have more giveaways in the near future. You guys are cool dudes too.

Fanswag: Alien Hominid HD Giveaway day 3 [update 1]


Update 1: This contest is now closed. For the winner click here.

It's the third day of our Alien Hominid HD Giveaway and we're pleased to announced day 2's winners. Both taking home an Alien Hominid tshirt is ... drumroll ... Chris and MuffNman! Congrats guys, you both have equally interesting reasons why aliens are much cooler than pirates. But onward to today's prize.

Today we're going out with a bang by giving away one autographed Alien Hominid figurine set (pictured above). This set is numbered and autographed by both Dan Paladin and Tom Fulp, more pictures after the break. To win, simply comment on this post stating where you'll showcase these Alien Hominid figurines if you won this giveaway. It's really that easy. One winner will be randomly chosen today at 11:59 PM EST and will be announced tomorrow. Again, to enter, simply write a comment stating where you'll showcase these figurines if you won. A big thanks goes out to The Behemoth for donating the Alien Hominid swag for the giveaway. Also, be sure to check out their leaderboards giveaway going on now!

Rules: Please read the complete official rules for this giveaway. Remember, this giveaway is only open to US residents who are 13 years of age or older. Day three contest ends on 3/23/07 at 11:59 PM EST, when one winner will be randomly selected.

Continue reading Fanswag: Alien Hominid HD Giveaway day 3 [update 1]

Fanswag: Alien Hominid HD Giveaway day 2 [update 1]


Update 1: This contest is now closed. For the winner click here.

It's the second day of our Alien Hominid HD Giveaway and we're pleased to announced day 1's winner. Taking home an XL Alien Hominid tshirt is ... drumroll ... Erik Novak! Congrats Erik Novak, who thinks The Behemoth's chicken got so obese by eating too many Soylent McNuggets. But onward to today's prize.

Today we're giving away two Alien Hominid tshirts (pictured above) in both L and XL sizes. To win one of these tshirts, simply comment on this post stating why you think aliens are cooler than pirates. It's really that easy. Two winners will be randomly chosen today at 11:59 PM EST and will be announced tomorrow. Again, to enter, simply write a comment stating why you think aliens are cooler than pirates. A big thanks goes out to The Behemoth for donating the Alien Hominid swag for the giveaway. Also, be sure to check out their leaderboards giveaway going on now!

Rules: Please read the complete official rules for this giveaway. Remember, this giveaway is only open to US residents who are 13 years of age or older. Day two contest ends on 3/22/07 at 11:59 PM EST, when two winners will be randomly selected.

Fanswag: Alien Hominid HD Giveaway day 1 [update 1]


Update 1: This contest is now closed. For the winner click here.

Today we're kicking off our three day Alien Hominid HD Giveaway! Today's prize is one Alien Hominid XL tshirt (pictured above) to prevent you from having to walk around naked. So, how do you win this lovely tshirt? Simply comment on this post stating how you think The Behemoth's chicken (as seen in their logo) got so obese. It's really that simple. One winner will be randomly chosen today at 11:59 PM EST and will be announced tomorrow. Again, to enter, simply write a comment stating how you think The Behemoth's chicken got so obese. A big thanks goes out to The Behemoth for donating the Alien Hominid swag for the giveaway. Also, be sure to check out their leaderboards giveaway going on now!

Rules: Please read the complete official rules for this giveaway. Remember, this giveaway is only open to US residents who are 13 years of age or older. Day one contest ends on 3/21/07 at 11:59 PM EST, when one winner will be randomly selected.

Fanswag: Alien Hominid HD Giveaway


Alien Hominid HD
graced our Xbox 360s a few weeks ago creating a man-crush between us and that little yellow alien. But what are fanboys to do to live out our daily Alien Hominid fantasies? Maybe a nifty tshirt or a limited edition figurine set would help, but how does one get such exciting items?

Well, our good friends over at The Behemoth (Alien Hominid's daddy) were kind enough to send us some goodies. Why? Because they like you and because yesterday they launched their leaderboard trophy giveaway and want to spread the alien love. We'll be giving out a total of four prizes this week running from Wednesday through Friday. Wondering how you're supposed to win? Every day the contest will be different, so be prepared for pretty much anything. The giveaways start tomorrow, so prepare yourself by analyzing the prize breakdown below.
  • Wednesday's Prize: Alien Hominid tshirt XL
  • Thursday's Prize: Alien Hominid tshirts XL and L
  • Friday's Prize: Autographed Alien Hominid figurine set
Click here for Official Contest Rules

Thanks again to The Behemoth for donating the sweet prizes. And be sure to check out their Alien Hominid HD leaderboard giveaway to try and win one of their shiny trophies.

GTR giving away Alien Hominid HD

Those slick fellas over at Gamertag Radio are giving away a free copy of newly released XBLA game Alien Hominid HD. They received a code to download the game from the XBLA team and want to give it away to their loyal listeners ... how nice of them. All you have to do to enter their giveaway is reply to the post before this Sunday and you too can be partake in 2D side-scrolling fun. Alien Hominid HD FTW and good luck to you!

[Thanks, DjDATZ]

The Behemoth's Dan Paladin interviewed

Game Almighty posted an interview with Dan Paladin, The Behemoth's artist extraordinaire for Alien Hominid HD and upcoming XBLA title Castle Crashers. In the interview, Dan talks about the differences in the art style between the games, where he gets his inspiration, and why he is so cool. He also talks about the challenges and changes they've encountered while developing Castle Crashers, including reducing the size of the knights on screen and dealing with the complex code. One of the most interesting tidbits from the interview is when Mr. Paladin talks about a few of Castle Crashers' game features stating:

"In Castle Crashers, when holding down the right trigger all 4 of the buttons on top become spells that are intuitive to the player. For instance, press jump without right trigger and you jump normally. Press jump with the right trigger held down and you do a magic boosted jump. You can unlock a lot of characters to play as - as well as weapons, pets, and items! Every character has their own magic abilities which affect the enemies in different ways."

We must admit, we are uber excited for some four player co-op over Xbox Live and beating on those bad dudes. Anyone satisfied with XBLA title Alien Hominid HD and overly pumped for some Castle Crashers later this year?

[Thanks, Chris]

Alien Hominid details and shiny trophies

We've officially forgotten about last week's lackluster XBLA release and are looking towards this weeks confirmed XBLA title Alien Hominid. The game will be releasing this Wednesday, February 28th and will set you back only 800 Microsoft points. And if that doesn't get you salivating, then you'll be pleased to know that developer The Behemoth will be giving away trophies to the best players. Yes, real physical metal trophies to the week's best players who climb the Xbox Live leaderboards. Don't believe us? Check out the picture above and note that they are really real and would look nice sitting on top of your television. Prepare for an alien invasion this Wednesday, climb those leaderboards, win a trophy, and hope Microsoft releases a few more great XBLA titles in the coming weeks.

[Via Joystiq]

Confirmed: Alien Hominid coming next week

In an interview with 1UP, Aaron Greenberg had to defend the XBLA and its somewhat inconsistant release schedule. While talking about the future of the XBLA Greenberg confirmed the release of Alien Hominid stating "we are excited to bring Alien Hominid out next week; we are excited to make up for lost time". Now, if that's not a release date confirmation we don't know what is. Greenberg also went on to say that at this year's Game Developer's Conference we'll be seeing a bunch of playable arcade games, announcements, and never before seen titles. But that's a little too far into the future, the real news is that Alien Hominid is releasing next week!.

[Thanks, Brian]

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