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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 t...

September 7th 2011 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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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...

July 13th 2011 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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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...

July 7th 2011 at 12:25pm 0 Comments
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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...

June 30th 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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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 d...

June 22nd 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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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...

June 15th 2011 at 10:27pm 0 Comments
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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...

May 18th 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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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...

May 11th 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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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 di...

April 27th 2011 at 9:20pm 0 Comments
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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...

April 13th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

April 6th 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments