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Board game aficionados may have noticed that the Ticket to Ride: Europe DLC that was promised last week is nowhere to be seen. As the name implies, the Europe DLC allows would-be railway commissioners to lay tracks across Europe (though we see that Ireland is left out of the fun) and also adds a pl...

July 30th 2008 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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Update: It's finally here ... two days late.Considering it was supposed to be released today, a few people have been asking us: What happened to XBLA's Ticket to Ride Europe expansion? We really don't know. We tried contacting developer Playful Entertainment and pretty much anyone we know at Micros...

July 30th 2008 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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XBLA's excellent Ticket to Ride is ready to cross the Atlantic to receive the Europe expansion board next Wednesday. According to developer Playful Entertainment, the new continent will cost 600 MS points ($7.50) and add new gameplay elements like ferries, tunnels and train stations.In the retail...

July 23rd 2008 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Stock up on coal and keep the train engine warm, because next Wednesday, July 30th Xbox Live Arcade board game Ticket to Ride will be hauling in a new expansion. The upcoming European expansion board DLC will give players a new board to choo-choo on and add new game elements to the mix including fer...

July 23rd 2008 at 4:45pm 0 Comments

This week, XBLA in Brief takes on Happy Tree Friends and Ticket to Ride. One of them is a pretty good board game about building railroads. The other one is a weird game that doesn't really seem to take advantage of the cartoon upon which it's based. We'll let you figure out which one is which. [iTu...

June 25th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Hey kids! It's Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday and that can only mean one thing. That's right, it's time for some new XBLA games. Huzzah! This week's releases are Happy Tree Friends False Alarm and Ticket to Ride. False Alarm has you guiding your favorite furry friends through various hazards, doing you...

June 25th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Y'know, this seems familiar. Hmm ... yes it does. While we already knew the solid release date of Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm (June 25), Ticket to Ride has been something of an unknown quantity, with not much information about the game having ever been relased to the press. However, the last ti...

June 21st 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Back in March, we learned that the train based board game Ticket to Ride was chugging its way to the XBLA thanks to an entry on German's video game ratings board website. Now, thanks to the Gamerscore Blog, we get a few more details, albeit very little. Details including confirmation that Ticket to...

May 12th 2008 at 3:15pm 0 Comments