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In addition to officially revealing next week's XBLA offerings, Major Nelson has also laid out Xbox Live Marketplace schedule for the rest of June, including the Deal of the Week, Games on Demand and Avatar Marketplace. The Deal of the Week -- or Deals of the Week, rather -- takes the spotlight, wi...

June 26th 2010 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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Hey, it's tough to keep the lid on an exciting secret. If we knew Ikaruga was coming to Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday, we'd probably blurt it out at every opportunity too. Sort of like what we're doing now. In case you haven't gathered, Treasure's mesmerizing shooter is finally, officially coming...

April 7th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Accompanying the press release announcing this week's XBLA release Ikaruga, is information regarding new downloadable content for Voidstar Creations' puzzle matching game Poker Smash. The new DLC will release this Wednesday and will be available in two separate downloadable packs. An Environment Pac...

April 7th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Posting on the Void Star Creations boards, Drew Card, of the company that created the recent XBLA puzzle game involving connecting cards, told gamers that the title update for Poker Smash had completed certification and was now live. The game has been well received, though several issues have plague...

March 26th 2008 at 7:45am 0 Comments
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It's time for another XBLA in Brief, where we give you a quick look at the most recent XBLA offerings and let you know whether or not they're worth your time. This week's Xbox Live Arcade offering is Poker Smash, a puzzle game with a playing card twist. Of course, there are precisely a gojillion puz...

February 8th 2008 at 4:35pm 0 Comments

It's Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday once again, and this week we get an interesting new title in the form of Poker Smash. The title combines two popular Arcade themes, playing cards and puzzle games. You can match colors or create poker hands in order to destroy insidious blocks. An interesting title ye...

February 6th 2008 at 10:05am 0 Comments
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Do you like the concept of poker but feel perpetually bored by the not-so-visceral aesthetics of the game? Perhaps the gambling aspect always gets you down in the mouth (and wallet). As announced last week, Void Star Creations' puzzler Poker Smash will be this Wednesday's Xbox Live Arcade title. Th...

February 4th 2008 at 1:55pm 0 Comments
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We're getting good at finding out which upcoming XBLA game will be releasing before the official announcement from Microsoft comes along and this week played out just as expected. Void Star Creations' Poker Smash will release to the Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday and for 800 Microsoft points you ca...

February 4th 2008 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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Developer Void Star Creations has confirmed that its Xbox Live Arcade title Poker Smash is coming next Wednesday, February 6. Of course, it could be a bluff, but the excitement seems legit and we doubt the team would want to give away its tell this early in the game.No word yet on price. If your lo...

January 30th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The developing crew over at Voidstar Creations has confirmed via their website that XBLA game Poker Smash will be releasing to the Arcade next Wednesday, February 6th. For the uninformed, Poker Smash is a game that blends color matching tile games like Tetris with, well ... poker! Keep an eye out fo...

January 30th 2008 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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After sniffing through the deep, dark and musty bowels of Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade marketing materials, not only did we get a nasty sinus infection, but we came across spiffy new screenshots from a few upcoming XBLA games. What Arcade games? Well, you're jumping the gun there stallion with all y...

January 8th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

It's always nice to watch new media for Xbox Live Arcade games come out of nowhere. Cruising over at GameTrailers, we uncovered a video for Poker Smash, from Void Star Creations. The game takes standard puzzle game mechanics (match tiles of the same type) and throws in a little bit of poker f...

December 4th 2007 at 6:00pm 0 Comments