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Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) News and Announcements Thread - 2012 Edition

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I also had 1600 points added to my account been eyeing Mark of The Ninja ever since.
yeah i picked that up immediately. I was going for double dragon neon and that new red johnson game but I have ps plus so neon is free and the red johnson dmeo did nothing at all for me.

Mark of the ninja and feeding frenzy 2 (loved the first) for me
 

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I got the Mortal Kombat kollection when it was on sale, and goddamn it's nearly unplayable because of the shit dpad. I've even got the twist one, but it's still awful. The game runs like ass too.
 

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Sacred Citadel trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3KSkfVz8fw

Game has phenomenal animation and a lot of cool physics-based stuff. I was pretty skeptical when I first heard about it but in motion it loses that "generic 3/4 brawler" vibe.
Game could really use some good death animations. Looks a little tame, otherwise. Still, good brawlers are few and far between, so I'm down for it if it isn't too expensive and is a good game.
 

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Along with Fire Pro Wrestling a few other dates/price have been announced recently. Current known list is,

Sept 19th, Jet Set Radio - 800msp
Sept 19th, R.A.W. Realms of Ancient War
Sept 21st, Fire Pro Wrestling
Sept 26th, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit - 1200msp
Sept 26th, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Origins - 1200msp

Oct 3rd, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit (Europe/Aus) - 1200msp
Oct 10th, Worms Revolution - 1200msp
Oct 17th, Zombie Driver HD - 800msp
Oct 19th, Alien Spidy - 800msp
Oct 31st, Blood Knights - 1200msp
 

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Along with Fire Pro Wrestling a few other dates/price have been announced recently. Current known list is,

Sept 19th, Jet Set Radio - 800msp
Sept 19th, R.A.W. Realms of Ancient War - 800msp
Sept 21st, Fire Pro Wrestling
Sept 26th, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit - 1200msp
Sept 26th, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Origins - 1200msp

Oct 3rd, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit (Europe/Aus) - 1200msp
Oct 10th, Worms Revolution - 1200msp
Oct 17th, Zombie Driver HD - 800msp
Oct 19th, Alien Spidy - 800msp
Oct 31st, Blood Knights - 1200msp
according to this it looks like you can add skulls of the shogun in at october 26th.
 

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Anyone else notice Rod Johnson's Whatever is 2.6 gigabytes, which implies that the strict 2.0 gigabyte size limit for games designated XBLA is no longer an issue?
 

PixyJunket

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Yeah, I ran out of space years ago :p And I only keep one installed game at a time. That's one reason I made Dust:AET relatively small. I'd definitely buy more if I had like, a 1gb HDD in there.
You can plug a USB drive in there now.

It's not as pretty as the internal drive, but it's cheap, and you can have all of your games on it.
 

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Realms of Ancient War releasing on Sept 19th for 1200msp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NAA9ZRy2QM

Console players will get their Hack'n'Slash fill this year! Though planned for a slightly later release on PC (October 4th to be exact), RAW - Realms of Ancient War is getting ready for a prompt arrival next week on consoles. It will be available on September 19th on Xbox LIVE® and the European PlayStation®Network, and September 25th on the American PllayStation®Network.

 

aku:jiki

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I scored a free Joe Danger 2 off Raptr and according to TA, I'm the first to complete it, yay!

Really liked the variety and the increased scale, especially enjoying the skiing and snowmobile levels, but I feel like they really screwed up the general visibility. The new(?) camera angle, all the score and mission pop-ups... Just way too much useless shit going on with too little focus on gameplay. Enjoyable game overall, but that got really annoying quite a few times.

Also, there seems to have been an influx of terrible noobs in Hybrid, which is obviously awesome!
 

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I scored a free Joe Danger 2 off Raptr and according to TA, I'm the first to complete it, yay!

Really liked the variety and the increased scale, especially enjoying the skiing and snowmobile levels, but I feel like they really screwed up the general visibility. The new(?) camera angle, all the score and mission pop-ups... Just way too much useless shit going on with too little focus on gameplay. Enjoyable game overall, but that got really annoying quite a few times.
i agree with this. love the first game but the second isnt as focused on the gameplay as it should be. way too much shit going on that detracts from it.
 

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My old elite 360 was starting to overheat so I just picked up a Star Wars 320GB when I was on business trip - totally worth it...runs quiet as a mouse, I am already using like 200GB of the space too LOL.

I just had 900 something points and was looking at the new games, too many of them to decide over so I just got a couple indie games instead...I will go back later when dust settles.
 

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Is there a chance that anyone can provide a list of the upcoming XBLA games I should be looking forward to?

I know JSR is coming this Wednesday, but what's beyond?
 

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Yep, there's a list of what's coming over the next few weeks, I'm more interested in what games over the coming months I should be looking forward to. Just felt a little out of touch lately. Hell Yeah is on my absolute must list though!
 
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aku:jiki

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Damn, Hybrid is already absolutely flatlined during off hours. Been in matchmaking for 20 minutes straight now. Makes it suck even more that your double XP time ticks off even when you're not playing. :(

The best XBLA release schedule to go to is actually here:

https://sites.google.com/site/xblareleaseschedule/home

Updates constantly, and https://twitter.com/lifelower keeps you abreast of any new updates.
Seconded. Lifelower is nuts, where does he get all the info?
 

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ok, finished the fable demo. its not perfect but i liked it.

-controls work well while sitting
-they changed the graphic engine, game looks much better then fable 3
-demo features a (slow) tutorial and a short level + bossfight
-fighting multiple enemies can be a bit janky
-main character looks like a complete idiot

from all the "core" kinect games, this seems to be the best, by far (i know, its not saying much). controls work well (most of the time), game looks good, combat seems fun.
 
ok, finished the fable demo. its not perfect but i liked it.

-controls work well while sitting
-they changed the graphic engine, game looks much better then fable 3
-demo features a (slow) tutorial and a short level + bossfight
-fighting multiple enemies can be a bit janky
-main character looks like a complete idiot

from all the "core" kinect games, this seems to be the best, by far (i know, its not saying much). controls work well (most of the time), game looks good, combat seems fun.
It's UE3. :p
 

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Expect today to be just as messed up as last week. Check back later for a complete list.

DOTW

Deus Ex: Human Resources
--Explosive Mission Pack - 120msp (was 240)
--Tactical Enhancement Pack - 80msp (was 160)
--The Missing Link - 600msp (was 1200)

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Back to School
Fable Heroes - 400msp (was 800)

CoD:MW2 reduced as well (probably US only) - http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Promotion/Special-Sales


Kinect Central
Dragon's Lair - 400msp (was 800)


Massive Rockband DLC sale - http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=491776

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Sales & Specials+ App

All Zombies Must Die! - 400msp (was 800)
Lara Croft: GoL - 600msp (was 1200)
Puzzle Arcade - 400msp (was 800)
 

Vert boil

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This seems so bizarre and insane. Why would you do that? There must be a reason for the split, but there doesn't seem to be a logical one? Maybe the EU version was delayed in Europe PSN, so they did it to the EU XBLA as well?
I presume it's because it's going to be the free Game of the Month on the EU PS+ and the date they update the GotM is a week after the US XBLA date and Sega delayed it for regional parity. But that doesn't explain the delay in Japan and the rest of the world.
 
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