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6 XBLA Games feature in Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week

6 XBLA Games feature in Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week
Published by: forahobby on Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Tagged: Gaming, Live Arcade, Live Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

This week Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers have 6 XBLA games to choose from and save during the Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week. This weeks discounted content includes: Defense Grid, The Misadventures of P. B. Winterbottom, Rocket Riot, Darwinia+, Chime, and Poker Smash.


As an Xbox LIVE Gold member, you get an Exclusive Gold Only Discount on a piece of content each week. It could be your favorite arcade game, a classic Xbox original, or even that map pack or that new song you have been looking to buy. With your favorite content going on sale each week just imagine how much you can save!

If you're already a Gold member, grab this week’s deal right here, right now.

Defense Grid (400 MS Points)
Defense Grid: The Awakening™ is the definitive tower defense game experience designed specifically for Xbox LIVE Arcade. This action-strategy game is created by the lead designer of Age of Empires II and uses the same Gamebryo engine as used in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Civilization IV. With an involved storyline and 20 levels of game play, Defense Grid™ finally brings compelling tower defense game play to the Xbox 360 this summer.

Place your defenses in this hi-tech tower defense game, now 50% off for Gold members.


The Misadventures of P. B. Winterbottom (400 MS Points)
Create your own paradox … for the love of pie. Enter a macabre and comical silent world filled with mischief, time travel and delicious pie in The Misadventures of P. B. Winterbottom. Record yourself and harness your time-bending abilities to cooperate, compete against, and disrupt your past, present, and future selves. Winterbottom’s debut misadventures present a whimsical spin on the notions of time, space, and play. Join Winterbottom as he travels through over 75 “movie” levels, causing mischief and mayhem in pursuit of the mysterious and elusive Chronoberry Pie on his spectacular journey through space-time.

Create your own paradox for the love of pie at 50% off for Gold members, only 400 points.

Rocket Riot (400 MS Points)
Strap on your bazooka soldier, and get ready for the awesome action-packed side-view shooter Rocket Riot™. In this highly stylized eight-bit era style game, blast your way through the environment against enemies or multiplayer foes online. Navigate through a completely destructible environment, uncover special power-ups, or even burrow into different areas of the map. The map regenerates, keeping the action fast-paced, but time doesn't heal all wounds.

Strap on your bazooka in this stylized side-view shooter, now half off for Gold members.


Darwinia+ (800 MS Points)
Over thousands of generations the peaceful Darwinians have been evolving in a beautiful digital world, but now their whole way of life is under threat from a devastating computer virus that has infected their world and decimated their numbers. Without your protection they don't stand a chance, and it’s up to you to lead them into battle to recapture their lost world in Darwinia+! Once you've proven your command ability, take your Darwinian army online and challenge your friends to strategic combat, as tribes of Darwinians slaughter one another in a desperate struggle for supremacy.

Lead the peaceful Darwinians into battle to reclaim their lost world, 50% off for Gold members.

Poker Smash (400 MS Points)
Poker Smash™ is an action-packed puzzle game with a poker twist. Poker Smash expands on the traditional match-three puzzle mechanic with elements of one of the world's most popular card games: poker. Make vertical and horizontal matches by forming poker hands, and play in seven different game modes, including multiplayer. Fast and fluid controls paired with radical features such as super-slow motion and card-blasting bombs make this game a whole new puzzle experience!

This action-packed puzzle game with a poker twist is now 50% off for Gold members.

Chime (240 MS Points)
Chime is a unique block puzzle game fused with music creation elements and contributions from a number of famous musicians. Me: unique, compelling, creative and demanding. You: quick-witted and open-minded with sharp reactions and a deep love of music. Let’s get together and play something beautiful. Featuring music by Moby, Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), Philip Glass, Fred Deakin (Lemon Jelly) and Markus Schulz. No less than 60% of the purchase price of Chime will go to charity.

Place blocks against the clock for only 240 points, a 40% discount for Gold members.

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''Poker Smash'' on Xbox LIVE Arcade Weds. 6th Feb, 2008

''Poker Smash'' on Xbox LIVE Arcade Weds. 6th Feb, 2008
Published by: forahobby on Monday, February 04, 2008
Tagged: Gaming, Live Arcade, Xbox 360,

Newcomer Void Star Creations, an Independent developer based in South Carolina, takes the puzzle game genre to a whole new level with “Poker Smash,” an action packed puzzler with a poker twist!

In “Poker Smash,” players rush to clear rows of cards by arranging them into poker hands. To keep things interesting “Poker Smash” offers card-blasting bombs and a super slow-motion trigger for players caught in a bind.

The game features over 30 minutes of original music set against stunning visuals, and contains seven unique game modes, including: action, timed, puzzle, practice, custom playlist, split screen head-to-head and multiplayer tournaments. Casual and hardcore gamers alike won’t want to miss this highly polished addition to Xbox LIVE Arcade.


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For the Achievement junkies, “Poker Smash” contains 12 Achievements with a total of 200 points, including: “Score of the Gods,” which requires gamers to reach 1,000,000 points; “The Thinker,” which requires gamers to unlock all puzzle groups; and “Pack Rat,” which is awarded after gamers unlock all 11 in-game themes.

To celebrate the launch of “Poker Smash” on Xbox LIVE Arcade, players will have the opportunity to participate in the “Poker Smash” Play & Win Sweepstakes, where one lucky grand prize winner will receive an Xbox 360 Elite console! Plus, four other winners will be selected to receive Microsoft Point cards. To be automatically entered into the sweepstakes, simply download and play the full or trial version of “Poker Smash” from Wednesday, February 6 at 8:00 a.m. GMT (12:00 a.m. PST on Tuesday, February 5) through Thursday, February 14 at 7:59 a.m. (11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, February 13). This sweepstakes is available in the US and Canada only. For complete sweepstakes rules, please visit: www.xbox.com/pokersmash

Poker Smash” will be available worldwide this Wednesday, February 6 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (1:00 a.m. PST) for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

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Price: 800 MS Points
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