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Update: The giveaway is now over, and confirmation emails have been sent to the winners. Check your inbox! Since we've already reviewed Limbo -- check it out! -- there won't be an XBLA in Brief preview this week. In its place is this giveaway: Four lucky entrants will receive Limbo and enough cre...

July 21st 2010 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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XBLA is all about death this week. First up we have gruesome, deadly martial arts with Deadliest Warrior: The Game and then we have just, heroic, loot-driven murder with DeathSpank. Honestly, both causes of death have their appeal. Watch the latest XBLA in Brief and see just how fun death can be....

July 14th 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Newly remasted, LucasArts' Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge has charted a course for Xbox Live Arcade, where it will arrive alongside Blacklight: Tango Down tomorrow, July 7. LeChuck's Revenge plan hasn't deviated since it was finalized a week ago, but the scheduled Blacklight dro...

July 6th 2010 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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It's pretty much accepted that none of us here at Joystiq are good people. We have to wonder, then, just what we did to deserve a much-desired sequel and a new NinjaBee game in the same week. It's a mystery for sure, but Major Nelson has announced that both Puzzle Quest 2 (as previously dated) and...

June 25th 2010 at 12:12pm 0 Comments

First, yes, there is another game out this week. That game is NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, an SNK fighting game. But enough about that, because Earthworm Jim HD is upon us. It is, by and large, Earthworm Jim, which should make old school fans happy, and undoubtedly delight the uninitiated. Check out the...

June 9th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Grab your bomber jackets, folks. On June 2, Snoopy: Flying Ace soars to the Xbox Live Arcade for 800 ($10), and if you recall from our previous hands-on experience with the game, it's something we're looking forward to. In Snoopy: Flying Ace, players can take on the role of the famous Peanuts crew...

May 31st 2010 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Normally, voodoo isn't something to be taken lightly. As dear old pa liked to say, "Just because you don't believe in voodoo, it don't mean you laugh in the witch doctor's face." Wise words indeed, but then pappy didn't know about Voodoo Dice, this week's Xbox Live Arcade release -- a puzzle game o...

May 24th 2010 at 1:58pm 0 Comments
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Whether it's by land or by sea, you'll have ample opportunity to make things go kaboom this week on Xbox Live Arcade. SNK is offering another side-scrolling actionfest in Metal Slug XX (1200), while Games Distillery launches a steampunk naval warfare title, Aqua (800). Not since the end of Commando...

May 19th 2010 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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It's a double-header of fast moving objects on Xbox Live Arcade this week. First up is Things on Wheels, an R/C racer of miniaturized yet epic proportions, complete with four-player online and offline play. Next is Rocket Knight, whose fast moving object is ... a possum with a jet pack. It may soun...

May 10th 2010 at 1:57pm 0 Comments
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The Xbox Live Arcade offerings this week run the gamut, whether you're in the mood to plumb the depths of the unknown or snuggle up with a known quantity. If you're in the mood to relax with something a little more familiar, check out Raystorm HD, a remake of the classic PlayStation/Saturn shmup...

May 4th 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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After last week's one-two punch of Final Fight: Double Impact (you bought it, right?), another arcade gem will take off on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday in the form of After Burner Climax. It's a port of the 2006 arcade game, which itself is a revival of the classic, late-80s arcade series. Kona...

April 19th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Just a quick reminder: Mega Man 10 has finally made its way to Xbox Live Arcade. You download the game -- right now -- for the price of 800 ($10). Also, don't worry if the last entry in the series, Mega Man 9, made you throw your controller into the blender in a fit of blind fury. You see, Mega Man...

March 31st 2010 at 2:25pm 0 Comments