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Asteroids collide with XBLA


Don't let the exciting headline above fool you, because there's not much to get excited about on XBLA this week. Barring a brief trip down nostalgia lane, this week's release of Asteroids and Asteroids Deluxe -- even in one convenient package -- is hardly worth a second (or possibly first) glance. Frankly, the game hasn't stood the test of time, though old school fans may find something to like here. Also, the revamped Evolved version is nothing more than the same game with a new coat of pixels. There are no new powerups, no smart bombs, just some flashy new explosions. The explosions, by the way, obscure your vision, which actually makes the game harder. Don't let the allure of two games for the price of one fool you, because that's not what's on offer here.

As a commenter points out, we forgot to mention the price. It's 400 MS Points.

Gallery: Asteroids & Asteroids Deluxe (XBLA)

Asteroids slam into XBLA this Wednesday

We've just been informed that everyone's favorite space rock shooter Asteroids will be making its way to the Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday, November 28th. For 400 Microsoft points (and available to all Xbox Live regions) gamers will not only be treated to old-school Asteroids fun with re-worked HD graphics and purple backgrounds, but will also get to enjoy Asteroids Deluxe at no additional cost. That's two similar games for the price of 400, which we must say isn't all that bad. This Wednesday asteroids will fall, space will be conquered and purple galaxies will remain ... purple.

Rumor: More Arcade titles from EA?


Fanboy reader and Xbox360Achievements.org Staffer DAKing240 posted an interesting rumor. The italics are necessary because while his source is directly from EA, he was asked to be kept anonymous. So really, it's kind of confirmed yet kind of not. The rumor itself, is that aside from Boom Boom Rocket, EA has more Xbox Live Arcade titles in the works. The one he got specific information about was a Xbox Live multiplayer Asteroids knock off, that is currently in beta testing. Also gleaned from the source's statement is that there are various weapons and power ups as well as the multiplayer sounds like it supports more than 2 players. That's all we have for now but evidently EA may be releasing more information in the near future. We'll keep you posted. So, does "4 player Geometry Wars" pique your interest? Or do you expect there to be Marketplace downloads required for each weapon, power up, and life?

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