At this point, it's just become ludicrous. First, it was Boom Boom Rocket. Then, Hexic 2. And now OXfire of XBLAddict is giving away two games at once: Spyglass Board Games and Bomberman Live!.
So get on over there (make a comment) and win some free stuff. If you're anything like me, your wallet is probably feeling some serious fatigue about now. So give it a break from the grind and get something for free!
Could it be? It appears that Major Nelson has come through for us two weeks in a row. Of course, things aren't as perfect as they seem. What you see below is the newly corrected list. When the list originally appeared, it had a surprise visitor: Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
Ever since that point speculation has run rampant. The most common theory seems to be this: SPFIITHDR appeared on PartnerNet and was "purchased" by so many people that it appeared on the list. Strange but true? We'll never know. So, let's just look (and read) below and focus on what we do know.
Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions)
|Rank||Last Week||Title||Release Date||WOC*|
|1||-||Track And Field||8/8/2007||-|
|2||2||Spyglass Board Games||8/1/2007||1|
|4||4||Sonic The Hedgehog||7/11/2007||4|
|9||-||TMNT 1989 Arcade||3/14/2007||21|
|10||9||3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures||4/18/2007||16|
*WOC: Weeks on Charts
On the fence about this week's XBLA offerings? If you're an achievement junkie as well, here's some purchasing decision assistance (PDA, but not to be confused with the personal displays that shall remain undiscussed). We were already thoroughly prepared for Marathon: Durandal's release but Xbox360Achievement has the full skinny on Spyglass Board Games.
And just in case seeing just one new set of achievements isn't enough, they also filled in the gaps from their teaser of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (Capcom must really hate typists and bloggers).
There's a nice little interview over at GamingTalkHQ with Aaron Fothergill of Strange Flavour (with a spelling like that you'd think they were from the UK. Wait. They are? Why didn't someone tell me?). Strange Flavour is responsible for bringing us Spyglass Board Games (which is loosely based on Freeverse's Big Bang Board Games).
In the interview Mr. Fothergill talks about their relationship with Freeverse, their amazing staff (all three of them), and how the game is "really more of a video chat app with some board games set up to play while you chat."
I used to be highly addicted to playing games in MSN messenger with my friends so we'll see if this (and its lovely video chat window) can hook me just the same.
After much speculation that Marathon: Durandal was destined for E3 but missed the deadline, it is finally arriving. And alongside the alien slayage comes a much more peaceful and family friendly experience in Spyglass Board Games.
Marathon: Durandal comes in at 800 MSP and seeks to challenge Wing Commander: Arena and Bomberman Live! for the XBLA multiplayer crown.
I've gotta be honest here. All this XBLA goodness is starting to hurt (primarily in the wallet region). I haven't even played games from a couple weeks ago.
Anyone else getting XBLA fatigue? Any remedies you know?
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