Action fans, rejoice! The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai has officially landed on Xbox Live Arcade. Taking a few pages from the Ninja Gaiden and God of War handbooks, Dishwasher offers some sweet, combo-tastic action. Check out the latest episode of XBLA in Brief and see if it's worth your time (hint: it...

April 1st 2009 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Q Entertainment sends word that fresh Meteos Wars DLC is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace. Entitled the Galaxy Pack, the new DLC contains nine new planets for the game, including two planets that are entirely new to the Meteos series. Should you deem such content worthy, it will run you 350.%...

March 25th 2009 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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This week on XBLA in Brief, we look at UNO RUSH, a speedy new take on the classic card game. Players have to adjust their hands quickly and play as many cards as possible on every turn. It sounds easy, but each turn is only a few seconds long, meaning you have to plan ahead. Check out the video abov...

March 25th 2009 at 2:35pm 0 Comments
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A recent forum post by Capcom senior producer Daryl Allison hints that something to do with Avatars and Age of Booty will be revealed next Wednesday, March 25. The title of the post simply reads "Age of Booty - Xbox Avatars Set Sail." We're guessing this means that Capcom will be adding Avatar supp...

March 20th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The shortest, easiest way to say it: Hasbro Family Game Night lets you play Hasbro board games on your TV. There's not much more to say, really. Oh, each game will cost you 800. Before the anger starts flowing, you should know that most of these games cost more in the real world. Check out the lates...

March 18th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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This week, 360 fans get both Crystal Defenders and Peggle. As luck would have it, both games are actually pretty good. Two good games in one week? What have we done to deserve this? Of course, they aren't free -- they're 800 each. Still, they're both worth at least trying. Check out the latest episo...

March 11th 2009 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Gamerbytes reports that someone with access to Microsoft's Partnernet (essentially Xbox Live for game developers and journalists) has captured video of Space Invaders Extreme and Yosumin Live!. Space Invaders Extreme, which was revealed for XBLA at last year's TGS, is a revamped version of the origi...

March 3rd 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Apart from the fact that it's missing the original theme song -- which was the best ever, FYI -- the XBLA version of Death Tank is the same Death Tank we know and love. Of course, not everyone is familiar with the original Saturn game (which could only be unlocked as a mini-game in Powerslave or Duk...

February 18th 2009 at 2:45pm 0 Comments

This week, XBLA in Brief takes a look at 3 on 3 NHL Arcade and the (sort of) surprise release, Minesweeper Flags. Let's put it this way, one of them is a decent game and the other is a retread of a freeware PC game that you probably already have on your computer right now. Watch and enjoy. Download...

February 11th 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

This week on XBLA in Brief, we take a look at R-Type Dimensions, a new compilation of R-Type and R-Type 2 in one fancy Arcade package. You want 2D graphics? You got 'em. Remixed 3D graphics? Those are in there too. Crazy 2D and 3D camera options? Oh yeah. About the only thing it doesn't have is an a...

February 4th 2009 at 3:20pm 0 Comments

It's not often that we get to take a trip to FunTown, so we were thrilled at the prospect when FunTown Mahjong released on Xbox Live Arcade this week. To put it bluntly, our excitement was not warranted. Dull presentation and hilariously bad translation make this game entertaining enough, but for al...

January 29th 2009 at 3:30pm 0 Comments