Wednesdays are becoming less about new releases and more about extending the value of the games already out there. We got Tetris Splash today, but even that has a load of premium downloadable content right out of the gate. So let's do a full rundown of our weekly haul.
XBLA Game: Tetris Splash
DLC: Carcassonne, Soltrio Solitaire, Tetris Splash
Trailer: 3D Ultra Minigolf
All of that content for Tetris Splash sure makes it seem a bit dubious (especially considering it arrives alongside the game). Soltrio Solitaire keeps coming back to delivery more every two weeks -- why would anyone be surprised by this arrival? And finally, how does everyone feel about paying 300MSP for 7 tiles in Carcassonne?
Full details for each and every piece of content after the break.
[via Major Nelson]
I have no more words. Soltrio Solitaire now has a Game Pack 8. Anyone wanna start a pool on how high they will go?
Funnel Web, Plait, Rank & File, Scorpion Easy, Scorpion, Scorpio, Spider 2 Suits, Spider 4 Suits, Spike, and Thumb & Pouch
[via Major Nelson]
Just in case you missed it a couple of days ago -- Buried amongst a giant sized marketplace update at Major Nelson's blog was word that yet another game pack for Soltrio Solitaire. I swear Silver Creek is just toying with me at this point.
Game Pack 7 adds the following gametypes:
The total number of games you can play in Soltrio Solitaire now stands at 87 and the total cost for owning the entire set is 1850MSP (~$23.13).
Which do you all prefer: The more pricey but a la carte Solitaire Soltrio method or the all in one (thus filled with games you won't play) but slightly cheaper (100+ games for $19.95) Hardwood Solitaire method?
The list of what is contained in each and every Game Pack is (as always) here.
[via Major Nelson]
Promotional consideration for this marketplace update was paid by The Letter "S".
In case you missed it, a bunch of miscellaneous XBLA content sneaked onto Marketplace (or snuck, if you prefer). You can't be blamed for missing it though, what with all the psychedelic lights dancing about on your screens.
Details after the break, but here's the short and sweet version:
Street Trace:NYC -- New Theme (150 MSP), Picture Pack (100 MSP), and Video (Free)
Sensible World of Soccer -- Trailer (Free)
[via Major Nelson]
I feel a little guilty. Here I am posting with vitriol about how this week's Wednesday was the first in recent memory to cheat us out of an XBLA two-fer. And then, the day arrived and we were overwhelmed by the sheer awesomeness of all the new content. What content, you say? Why, let me tell you!
Major Nelson has posted the lastest list of marketplace content and it definately is a bountiful harvest today for XBLArcaders. Content, pictures and themes are available for 3D Ultra Minigolf (content), Alien Hominid (content, pictures), Band of Bugs (content), Mad Tracks (content, theme), and Soltrio Solitaire (content).
Marketplace users in Japan will be able to finally pick up a copy of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on their native Marketplace.
Full details of this content is available on Major Nelson's website.
Apparently it wasn't sneaky enough to do it once, so the Silver Creek assassin came back to strike again. The victim is the same (your digital wallet) but the cause of death is slightly different (10 more new solitaire modes for 150 MSP). I'll bet until you saw this picture you didn't know the silent assassin was a busty brunette either.
Solitaire Soltrio Game Pack 2 arrived today (under cover of darkness) and includes the following new solitaire modes:
Based on the list of modes for their PC version (titled Hardwood Solitaire...where have I heard the title Hardwood before? Hmm.) Silver Creek can still add a ton more modes in this a la carte style. I have to say I like that. Choice is important since it's unlikely that I would enjoy and play 100+ different forms of solitaire. Just sayin'.
[via Silver Creek's Soltrio.com, thanks Jonas]
"Game Pack 1" adds the following 10 game modes to the original 18:
The Pack clocks in at a small 300kb and will set you back 150 MS Points. Adding over 50% more content and charging only 19% of the game's original cost seems like a pretty sweet deal. Anyone gonna bite?
The latest from the Hardwood series creators will be available on the Arcade next week. This comes as a surprise considering, usually Gamerscore Blog has us wait until Monday(ish) for information on the release. Soltrio Solitaire will make use of tons of different variants of solitaire in addition to multiplayer variants. Considering the last card game that was released was Uno, this is a long overdue genre addition. For more information about the game head to our Soltrio Solitaire image gallery or read the full post for the press release.
The legendary arcade classic that introduced gamers to co-op street-brawling action is back and looking better than ever. Team up with a friend or prepare to go it alone, because "Double Dragon" is hitting Xbox LIVE® Arcade Wednesday, May 9, at 9 a.m. GMT (2 a.m. PDT). "Double Dragon," from Empire Interactive Ltd., is a genuine re-creation of the classic coin-op arcade game. For the first time ever, fans of the franchise can play "Double Dragon" online with a friend over Xbox LIVE.1 The game features enhanced art, a new soundtrack and a host of extras. "Double Dragon" is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers who learned to fight on the cold, tough streets of their city. Their expert knowledge of the ancient martial art of Sou-Setsu-Ken, combined with their streetwise outlook, means that they're two of the most formidable combatants ever to walk the streets. Billy and Jimmy will use their feet, fists, elbows and whatever weapons come to hand to defeat the gang that kidnapped Billy's girlfriend. "Double Dragon" will be available worldwide for 400 Microsoft® Points and is rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, with mild suggestive themes and violence. Game Features The title includes the following: · Two-player co-op multiplayer locally or over Xbox LIVE1 · Special extras such as a look at the original Japanese and U.S. "Double Dragon" sales fliers · Gameplay with either the original graphics or with new high-definition graphics