XBLA Unplugged Vol. 1 coming on Sept. 5

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XBLA Unplugged Vol. 1 coming on Sept. 5
Microsoft has just announced that the Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Vol. 1 compilation for the 360 will be hitting store shelves on Sept. 5 for a robust price of $39.99. The whole package will include six XBLA games plus a free month of Xbox Live Gold subscription and three downloadable XBLA demos.

The games included are: Geometry Wars, Wik: Fable of Souls, Outpost Kaloki X, Bejeweled 2 Deluxe, Hardwood Backgammon, and Texas Hold 'em.

At $39.99 and with a free month of Gold service, is this a good deal for the games offered or not quite enough to warrant a purchase?

Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Volume 1 hits retail store shelves worldwide on September 5

Microsoft announces the global retail launch of new Xbox Live Arcade compilation for Xbox 360 gamers

Microsoft today announced the worldwide launch of Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Volume 1, a new disc compilation of hit Xbox Live Arcade games plus a free 1 month Xbox Live Gold subscription and downloadable Xbox Live Arcade demos. Priced at $39.99 Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Volume 1 arrives in stores worldwide on September 5, 2006.

Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged provides a taste of the Xbox Live Arcade experience for gamers everywhere, with a great collection of new and original casual games that are fun, engaging and easy to learn and pick up and play.

Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Volume 1 includes:

6 Xbox Live Arcade hit titles:

  1. Geometry Wars Retro Evolved: One of the most popular games on Xbox Live Arcade, Geometry Wars Retro Evolved is a space shooter with a frenetic, high-definition twist
  2. Wik: Fable of Souls: Wik's beautifully mysterious world of fairytale charm unfolds as you swing by your tongue through 120+ single player levels and 7 modes of play, including same-console multiplayer!
  3. Outpost Kaloki X: Solve challenges, entertain visiting aliens, and rake in the money in Outpost Kaloki X, the light-hearted space station tycoon game
  4. Bejeweled 2 Deluxe: With awe-inspiring planetary backdrops, explosive new gems and dazzling special effects, Bejeweled 2 is more wildly addictive than ever before!
  5. Hardwood Backgammon: Play a game of classic Backgammon against the computer, against a friend on a single console, or against on online opponent over Xbox Live
  6. Texas Hold 'em: This poker title simulates the tournament setting right in your home, and with Xbox Live Vision, you'll feel like you are in Las Vegas

Free 1 month Xbox Live Gold subscription

3 downloadable Xbox Live Arcade demos:

  1. UNO
  2. Marble Blast Ultra
  3. Feeding Frenzy

With the accompanying free 1 month Xbox Live Gold subscription Xbox Live Unplugged gamers can sample all of the benefits the world's largest online gaming and entertainment network has to offer. Connect to Xbox Live and join more than 3 million gamers across 24 countries across the globe; enjoy free game demos, movie trailers and music vides and get together with friends to play in fun, new ways.

Check out Xbox Live and Xbox.com for continuing updates on exciting new Xbox Live Arcade content available to Xbox 360 gamers.

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