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Again, we are showered with four new Xbox Live Arcade games and, again, we've already reviewed two of them, leaving XBLA in Brief to give you the skinny on the remaining titles. As luck would have it, both SkyDrift and the Kinect-enabled Leedmees seem pretty great. Check out the latest episode ...

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We've already reviewed Ms. 'Splosion Man, and we're currently cranking away on Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team, which leaves only one Xbox Live Arcade game this week: Boulder Dash-XL. A sequel to the '80s puzzler, Boulder Dash-XL tasks players with collecting diamonds, avoiding avalanches and reachin...

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Deadliest Warrior: Legends isn't the only game launching on Xbox Live Arcade this week. Also up for grabs: MLB Bobblehead Pros and Dead Block. The former is an arcade baseball game with wobbly-necked players, while the latter is a rockabilly zombie defense game. See them both in the latest epi...

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Half-Minute Hero wasn't the only game to hit Xbox Live Arcade this week. Joining its high-speed hijinks are the bone-crushing antics of BackBreaker Vengeance, and the bug-blasting battles of Galaga Legions DX. Check out the latest XBLA in Brief to see if either one is up your alley. Spoiler: Both...

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With Trenched headlining Xbox Live Arcade this week, Lucha Fury sort of came out of left field. Lucha Fury is a side-scrolling beat-em-up with a heavy dose of lucha libre flavor. Check out the latest XBLA in Brief and see if it's worth getting into the ring. [iTunes] Subscribe to XBLA in Brief...

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We've already posted our (favorable) review of Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, which leaves only one other Xbox Live Arcade release this week: The Adventures of Shuggy. A puzzle platformer with old-school sensibilities, it's just a tad different from its card-based counterpart. Check out the lat...

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Sega Rally Online Arcade marks the sole release on Xbox Live Arcade this week. Based on the "DNA" of Sega Rally Revo and Sega Rally 3, it should be comfortably familiar to fans of the series. For the uninitiated: It's essentially power sliding and lots of mud. Watch the latest XBLA in Brief and s...

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There are two very different games on XBLA this week. On the one hand we have Star Raiders, a space combat sim and, on the other, we have Gatling Gears, a twin-stick shooter. It's worth noting that while multiplayer modes were mentioned when Star Raiders was first announced last year, it appears ...

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Before immersing yourself in Outland, don't forget that there are two other Xbox Live Arcade releases this week. Specifically, we have action platformer Nin2-Jump and bullet hell shooter Trouble Witches Neo. Check them both out in the latest XBLA in Brief. [iTunes] Subscribe to XBLA in Brief ...

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This week on XBLA in Brief, we take a look at the reboot of the Atari 2600 title, Yar's Revenge. Suffice it to say that Yar's Revenge has less to do with the original and much more to do with games like Panzer Dragoon and Sin & Punishment. In other words, it's a brightly colored, anime-inspir...

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This ain't your granddaddy's Red Faction. We'd wager it's not your daddy's Red Faction either. Nope, Red Faction: Battlegrounds is a horse of an entirely different color. Specifically, it's a fixed-view car combat game with a focus on party-style multiplayer. Quite the departure, right? Check out...

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The Joystiq staff still weeps for the loss of 1 vs 100, but Microsoft soldiers on with its new social game experiment, Full House Poker. The game takes the usual single-player and multiplayer poker modes and also throws scheduled live matches every week. Watch the latest XBLA in Brief and see ...

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Look, we're not saying you're a horrible person if you've never played Beyond Good & Evil before, we're just saying that you'd be a lot less horrible if you had. The HD update is now available on Xbox Live Arcade for just $10. You should buy it. And tell your friends to buy it, because we'd r...

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The XBLA House Party continues this week with Bejeweled Blitz Live. It seems silly to explain it, considering you're probably playing Blitz on Facebook at this very moment, but the Live take is PopCap's classic gem swapper with a simple twist: You only get one minute to play. If you need yet m...

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This week on XBLA in Brief, we take a look at TNT Racers. The game boasts cute graphics, plenty of modes and, of course, lots of power-ups. Also, the music is positively delightful. Check out the video after the break and see if the game crosses your finish line. [iTunes] Subscribe to XBLA in Br...

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It's another one-game week for Xbox Live Arcade. This week's title: Spare Parts, a light-hearted action platformer from EA Bright Light. All the usual suspects are here: power-ups, baddies, robots and coins, lots and lots of coins. It also features the voice talents of Simon Pegg, from the much les...

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There is but one game on Xbox Live Arcade this week. That game is Zeit2, a shooter from Ubisoft with an interesting time control mechanic. Before you dive in though, know this: The controls are inverted and, as far as we could tell, they can't be un-inverted. Beyond this potential issue, the game's...

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Players get their pick of three wildly different games on Xbox Live Arcade this week. On the one strategic hand, there's The Path of Go ("Go" as in the ancient board game); on the other twitchy, trigger-happy hand, there's Quake Arena Arcade; and on the third, freaky mutant hand, there's the classi...

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It's another threefer on XBLA this week, but you won't have to worry about it putting too much stress on your wallet. You see, only one game, Bomberman Live Battlefest, actually costs money this week. The other two, Harms Way and Crash Course, are completely free. These two are the finalists in thi...

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