You may, or rather should have heard of the Indie Games Winter Uprising by now. But if you haven’t here’s what you need to know. The developers behind the Indie Games on Xbox Live Marketplace decided they wanted an event in the vein of a “Summer of Arcade” and other such promotions. Resigned to the fact Microsoft wasn’t going to make one for them they took it upon themselves to do so. Thus the Winter Uprising was born, originally intended to take place during the first week of December it has now been extended to include the entire month.
We here at XBLAFans are passionate in our feeling that the Indie Games section deserves more recognition than it currently receives. As such we have created this hub for the games that will be included in the Uprising. Here you’ll find a brief description of the games, a link to the developers website, screenshots, trailers, pricing (if available), and for those games already released there will be download links and reviews.
The games are being released pretty irregularly, with several having already been delayed due to last minute bugs so be sure to check back often and see what’s new!
It’s been a long time coming but finally the Xbox Live Arcade version of Quake 3 Arena, in the form of Quake Arena Arcade, will be hitting the Marketplace this week Wednesday December 15th.
You of course can expect the standard Quake modes, Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and Harvester. You’ll be able to play across thirty classic maps and twelve Xbox-exclusive arenas. All of this with updated HD visuals and widescreen support to go with a new single player campaign.
You’ll be able to pick up Quake Arena Arcade for 1200 Microsoft points but while you wait you can check out the screenshots below.
On December 21st, Microsoft will be kicking off 11 days of sales on the Xbox Marketplace. Last year’s countdown to the new year sale was a huge success and this year’s sale promises to be even bigger. It will cover less time but offer more items. Last year, the sale was 1 deal per day for 20 days. This year, there will be 3 deals per day for 11 days.
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