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EA Working On Another Sports Arcade Title

August 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Confirmed by Peter Moore, EA is currently in develpement on another small arcade title, like NHL 3 on 3 Arcade, but with the madden franchise. There was no confirmed release date, but a hope for “this holiday”. Be ready all you sports fan for the Xbox port of the Wii “All Stars” game.


Summer of Arcade Lineup

July 17, 2009 Leave a comment

This summer will be a very good time if you want some small downloadable games. Last years Summer of Arcade had a little bit better lineup, but this year isn’t far behind. Here is this years Summer of Arcade lineup.

July 22nd: Splosion man-from the developers of the Maw, Splosion man lets you manipulate a character who..well….explodes.
July 29nth: Marvel vs. Capcom 2-some of you wanted it, and now who have it. This is a 2D fighter featuring characters from both the marvel and capcom universe
August 5th: TMNT: Turtles in Time: Re-sheld-Umm…ya….thats turtles for you.
August 12th: Trials HD- Everyones favorite flash game is coming to Xbox live. Comes with 50 awesome levels, and if you get tired of them, make your own with the level editor.
August 19th: Shadow Complex- Supposedly the quality of a full retail game (we’ll see about that) using the Unreal 3 engine, this game will have amazing visuals with a classic sidescrolling gameplay.

XBLA Mini Review

June 11, 2009 Leave a comment

I recently got a 4000ms point card (big mistake) and with it I bought a few games, one of which is Flock. Basically Flock is a want-to-be physics based puzzle game. The whole premise of the game is to use your little UFO to flock sheep, chickens, cattle, ect. into the bigger UFO, why they’re doing this? I don’t know. Early on in the game all you have is your little UFO to scare animals into the big UFO. Later on you get things like a speed boost, a tractor beam, and a de-tractor beam?. The physics are pretty over the top, if you try to pick up a sheep, they explode. And also sometimes the animals get stuck behind trees or fall off the map. The difficulty ramps up as you move along, so it may require you to think. There is a co-op mode, which is kinda fun if you have a partner that you can rely on. Also, the art style is really well detailed and vivid with colors. Flock is a good time waster if you have only 15 or so minutes, but dont expect much. The price point is a bit high at 15 dollors or 1200ms points. But, if youre into puzzle games this is a good buy. Flock gets a 9.0 out of 10.
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This week in XBLA:The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai

April 2, 2009 2 comments

This week The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai is slashing it way onto XBLA for 800 Points. I have donloaded and play the full version and have to say its a blast. The game is basically is side scrolling hack and slash that if very combo heavy and bloody. It basically Nnja Gaiden or God of War in 2d, which is a great thing. There are many branching paths as well as upgrades for your swords. The graphics are very styleized as well. It has online and offline co-op, multiple modes, and a really neat guitar mingame. Id give it a 8 combo chains out of 10. Check out the free trial below:

XBLA this Week

March 9, 2009 Leave a comment

According to Major Nelson, The Highly anticipated game Peggle and Square Enix’s Crystal Defenders is coming to Xbox Live Arcade this wednesday March 11. Both of them for 800 Microsoft Points ($10).

Watch out for a review of both games on wednesday.