X360 Monday, April 30, 2007 | 6:12 PM

Three games for XBLA this week?

Three games for XBLA this week?

Microsoft proudly announces that we would be blessed with three games on XBLA this week, and while it's technically true it's only 2 releases like usual now. On one side we'll get the much awaited Catan, and on the other the remakes of Centipede/Millipede. Lots of screens inside.

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Commented on 2007-04-30 18:27:16
I hope this dual release schedule keeps up. Seems like they have a steady flow of games coming through now. I'll probably give Catan a try though I've no idea how to play it!
Commented on 2007-04-30 18:29:23
really good to see microsoft keeping up with 2 releases per week, it puts much more emphasis on the xbla going forward, something it has lacked for a while to me

and while glad to see more games being added, neither of these interests me a great deal
Commented on 2007-04-30 19:19:18
I hope that having 2 games in one week won't make there be more weeks without an XBLA release in.
It's nice to have more than 1 a week though as you can choose which you like better :)

Catan looks interesting, although I've never played it myself...
Centi- & Millipede seem pretty boring though, good they're bundled for 400 MSP
Commented on 2007-04-30 19:28:14
Is it me, or that Boat icon and Shield icon in Catan screens indicate that it might include the expansions (Or they being released as seperate DLC, ugh)
Commented on 2007-04-30 19:56:13
"Shield" icon looks like it's for Discovery cards. Dunno about the boat...
Commented on 2007-04-30 20:23:38
'3... is the magic number'

Centipede and Millipede could well do with a rollerball control.
Commented on 2007-04-30 21:36:45
Old arcade games aren't better on a new console. They should stop doing that, because I don't like it. And I'm the only one that's important. :)
Commented on 2007-04-30 22:11:26 In reply to roxwell
Posted by roxwell
'3... is the magic number'

Centipede and Millipede could well do with a rollerball control.
They could ya know, just support USB trackballs..
Commented on 2007-04-30 23:17:11
I bought Pinball FX last week..

XBL Arcade is a great thing for the more casual crowd.. It just needs more original games and more variety in games aswell next to the classics..

Catan looks good.. Now they need to make Risk and Monopoly etc.. or 3D Chess, or Stratego.. Plenty of classic boardgames to go..
Commented on 2007-05-01 06:39:05
Tbh the games on XBLA are a programming joke, i've bought Worms, Street Fighter and dig dug, the latter being the only one where the computers programming hasn't been so poor that it can figure out exactly what you are doing or hit you with pin point accuracy, its a joke.
Commented on 2007-05-01 07:19:09
MS is doing a great job with XBLA at the moment. Catan sounds/looks very interesting. Love that theres now multiple titles every week. I hope they can keep this up in the future.

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