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Team 17 talks Worms and Arcade revisions

Every week, we hear the shrill cry of agony as the 360 Fanboy nation realizes that Worms still hasn't arrived on Xbox Live Arcade. We haven't heard otherwise from Microsoft, so we still retain hope that this week will be the one. Without confirmation, however, we are forced to console ourselves with whatever scraps of info we can find. Our friends over at The Xbox Domain have posted an interview with none other than Martyn "Spadge" Brown of Team17, developer of Worms. One of the most interesting parts of the interview is hearing Brown defend Team17's choice of slimming down the weapon selection in Worms for Xbox Live Arcade. According to Brown, the team felt that the power weapons in Worms were counter to the casual, easy to play nature of Xbox Live Arcade. Team17 believes that the weapons they've chosen represent the core strategic elements of Worms and give a wider range of players a chance to experience the game the way it was meant to be played. While we'll certainly miss our beloved Holy Hand Grenade (Hallelujah! ... BOOM!), we can see the logic behind the decision to reign in weapon selection.

The interview also contains tidbits about Team17's concerns with the Arcade size limit of 50MB and some enlightening information on why the game has taken so long to emerge. Hit the "read" link to read the interview.

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1. WHAT? No holy hand grenade? And it's not new? And you are still waiting this *no holy hand grenade* worms?

I'm seriously very sad about this:|

Posted at 8:17PM on Feb 19th 2007 by Jo Nike

2. Guess I did a good job.

Posted at 8:24PM on Feb 19th 2007 by dpcough

3. Nice interview fella. Seriously i now want this game more than never... (even knowing holy hand nade will not be there). You'll see guy, the game will be out for my mid-term week(2 wednesday from now) and i'll be able to kick some ass online. *hope*

Posted at 8:35PM on Feb 19th 2007 by Jo Nike

4. Is this what the delay is? they're taking loads of cool stuff out of the game?

Posted at 6:27AM on Feb 20th 2007 by squid

5. My cat is called spadge, he demands worms appears on XBLA ASAP!

Posted at 6:54AM on Feb 20th 2007 by Smokestorm

6. Meh, it's been too long. Already over this game. I miss the days before the internet when you got your information in little bits at first and then a little more a month at a time. I think the more hype something gets the more I start to grow tired of it. You read an article 15 times got excited about it and then put it in the back of your mind until next month and got on w/your life (playing SNES or Genesis at your friends, lol). Not like now where alot of you people just seem obsessed. Or maybe I'm just getting old, lol. I'm only 29 but I did read my first GamePro in '92 or so for the special moves to SFII Championship Edition.

Posted at 2:55PM on Feb 20th 2007 by Virtua Fanboy

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