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Community Game Night: We had an absolute blast playing Hydro Thunder Hurricane with you guys. We hope to do another game night again soon. We would love to hear your ideas and suggestions for the next one.
New Game Announcements: The past week has been full of announcements for new games, including: Fruit Ninja Kinect, Hulu Plus, Pinball FX 2 Tables: Fantastic Four and Sorcerer’s Lair, three new Super Meat Boy levels, and some awesome Telltale games.
Reviews: Very busy week for us with three XBLA Game Reviews and a whole lot of indie games: Nin2-Jump (XBLA), The Fancy Pants Adventures review (XBLA), Pinball FX 2 Mars Table (XBLA DLC), Weapon of Choice (XBLIG), SFG Beach Volleyball (XBLIG), Chus Dynasty (XBLIG), OSR Unhinged review (XBLIG), Fortresscraft review (XBLIG), Earth Shaker Review (XBLIG), SFG Soccer Review (XBLIG)
Podcast: Fancy Pants, Section 8 Prejudice, Bastion and Gatling Gears highlight this week’s Podcast.
The X-Wing series spans a total of four games and three expansion packs. Of the series, TIE Fighter is often mentioned in top 100 games lists, and in general the entire series has been commercially and critically well received. But if TIE Fighter was the most popular, why choose X-Wing Alliance? The answer is simple. All of the games in the series are powered by the same engine. X-Wing Alliance is the newest iteration of that engine, and has every feature of the previous games and more.
With the recent delisting of an Xbox Live Arcade classic some of us are quietly kicking ourselves for not having picked up Marble Blast Ultra for the basement price of 400MSP when we had the chance. So what can those of us who missed out on the game do now? Fret not, friends. Here you’ll find a highlight-based history of marble games and a few alternatives to take for a roll.