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Old 24-05-2012, 12:39
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Not sure if this has been done before but it seems we need a thread dedicated to new arcade game releases on XBL.

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/Pr...5-d8025841125e

I tried this game yesterday after my son downloaded the trial. It's fun with 2, 3 or 4 players. I'm deffo after "Mad Riders". <<< trial/demo available now
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Old 24-05-2012, 22:48
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Yeah this thread is probably a good idea. We see quite a lot of releases on XBLA these days, this week Joy Ride Turbo, Dragon's Lair Kinect and the 2 Sega Vintage packs. I quite liked the Joy Ride Turbo demo, it seemed a much better kart game that I thought it would be.

To help kick this thread off, some recent good news is that Serious Sam 3: BFE and Serious Sam Double D XXL will be heading to XBLA this summer.
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Old 26-05-2012, 00:26
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Good idea. Maybe this thread should be pinned?
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Old 26-05-2012, 08:33
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If this thread is pinned then it'll probably make my 'whats new to xboxlive thread' obsolete, as i try to post up regular updates on new xbox live games on that one as regularly as i can.

There's only me and 2D on there anyway, so maybe try this one and i'll ask them to unpin mine.
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Old 28-05-2012, 07:39
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Sorry He4rt, I didn't know you had a thread already. I would have been posting on it myself if i'd known.

I have to recommend "Joy Riders". It starts of fairly easy but get to the 300 grand prix and you have a decent race on your hands. It's fun trying to find the short cuts that lead to the upgrade boxes you need to unlock other vehicles. I haven't tried the online game but I would imagine it's quite good fun (i'm trying to unlock all the car parts first).

Who's up for some racing mayhem lol
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Old 28-05-2012, 08:16
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*Joy Ride Turbo* I always get the name wrong lol
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Old 28-05-2012, 16:31
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TBH I don't think there's any need for a sticky as this forum is not populated enough and a quick bump will bring it back up if it gets lost (which is, let's face it, quite unlikely lol). This thread could be useful for XBLA discussion and the other thread for what's new to XBL, deal of the week, special offers etc.

Yes Joy Ride Turbo, looks like it may be a bit gash but it has some really nice gameplay, for 800 MS points there's a ton of content, tight controls and the novelty of racing with your avatar is pretty cool.

Check out the new trailer to Deadlight here It's looking seriously f***ing awesome now. I'm guessing it's going to be headlining this years Summer of Arcade promotion.
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Old 28-05-2012, 16:35
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Also forgot to mention Anomaly Warzone Earth is selling for 320 MSP for some unknown reason. XBLAfans reported it the other day but they are not sure if it's a mistake or a genuine price reduction, though it only come out the other week. Its' a really fun game and they done a great job in particular in getting the controls just right, it makes all the difference in this type of game. A steal at that price.
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Old 30-05-2012, 08:55
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Yeah Dead Light looks slick
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Old 30-05-2012, 13:39
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So did anyone try/buy Mad Riders? Was quite surprised how much of a Nail'd clone it is, only the jumps are not nearly as spectacular, the sense of speed isn't as good and nor are the controls. But, it does do a few things differently (shortcuts/tricks) and the variety of vehicles seems quite good. I'll pass on this one but recommend that if anyone likes it to check out Nail'd as that's a great little game.
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Old 31-05-2012, 08:02
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Yep tried it and bought it. I haven't tried "Naild" though but i'll see if there's a demo for it and check it out
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Old 03-06-2012, 20:46
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Cool, I think you'll probably enjoy it mate, very cheap too.

I am really enjoying Bejeweled 3 atm, well worth 600 MSP, best in the series for me.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:39
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Yeah m8, Bejeweled 3 is an excellent game. far better than the 2nd one. I'm looking forward to Zuma's Revenge coming to XBLA
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Old 04-06-2012, 14:10
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This looks fun. Not sure of release date though

http://bangbangracing.com/en/home
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Old 04-06-2012, 15:07
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This looks fun. Not sure of release date though

http://bangbangracing.com/en/home
Its out on Wednesday along with - Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown.
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Old 04-06-2012, 16:11
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Another game i'd like to see coming to XBLA is Torchlight 2. Anyone know IF it's been confirmed ?.
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Old 05-06-2012, 14:05
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OK so the XBLA Summer of Arcade titles for 2012 have now been announced:

Hybrid
Deadlight
Wreckateer
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD
Dust: An Elysian Tale

Gonna be a good one! I've been participating in the Hybrid beta and if you like cover shooters you should enjoy this, it's a bit different bit has some really nice gameplay.

THPS HD, Deadlight, Dust: An Elysian Tale (which reminds me a bit of Astal on Saturn, incredible looking game) will all be day 1 purchases for me.

Also if you buy at least three games you get 400 MSP back.
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Old 05-06-2012, 14:08
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Been waiting on THPS HD for months. Day one for me, I can't wait.
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Old 06-06-2012, 14:45
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Here are some release dates for you guys.

June 13th[LIST][*]R.A.W. - Realms of Ancient War Trailer[*]Crimson dragon Trailer[*]Babel Rising Trailer[/LIST]
June 20th[LIST][*]Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Trailer[/LIST]
June 27th
[LIST][*]Jeremy McGrath's Offroad Trailer[/LIST]
June 29th
[LIST][*]Mini Ninjas Adventures Info[/LIST]
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Old 06-06-2012, 15:10
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Really need to get my wireless adaptor sorted out so many games I want.
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Old 06-06-2012, 17:05
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Bang Bang Racing. I bought this game this afternoon and i'm not sure what to think of it. There's straight races, time trials, elimination races and then there's a 6 race championship.

I found it quite easy on the normal setting so went onto the hard setting and that seems better, more of a challenge. The circuits are quite short but can be fun. There's sand, water, oil and the like to be avoided on track and some tracks are snow covered. New cars can be unlocked by finishing 1,2 or 3 in races.

Not bad for 800ms points but it's better with 2 or more players.
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Old 06-06-2012, 23:08
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11 minutes of gameplay footage from Dust: An Elysan Tail here.

As you can clearly see, some beautiful hand drawn art in this side-scrolling action RPG with "Metroidvania" elements. Day 1!
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Old 06-06-2012, 23:24
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i bought dragons lair..

its good
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Old 06-06-2012, 23:33
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I still think Full House poker is one of the best arcade titles out there.My friends and I still play it quite often and it's nice to play when we just want to chill out at night without getting into a full on game that will require lots of concentration.

There are quite a lot who play multiplayer on there aswell and it's still easy to get in to a tournement with randoms.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:48
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11 minutes of gameplay footage from Dust: An Elysan Tail here.

As you can clearly see, some beautiful hand drawn art in this side-scrolling action RPG with "Metroidvania" elements. Day 1!
Do me a favour m8. Quit posting about all these new games that are being launched, your costing me a fortune and my "must have" list is getting longer lol. Seriously though, That footage looks amazing and there's some excellent looking games coming to XBLA
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