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X3F TV -- XBLA in Brief: Bliss Island and Brain Challenge

XBLA in Brief returns this week with a two-for-one look at both Bliss Island and Brain Challenge. Bliss Island is a strange collection of boring mini-games that clocks in at 400 MS points. Brain Challenge is a pretty good knockoff of Brain Age for the Nintendo DS. One of them is actually entertaining. That game is not Bliss Island. We'll give you one guess as to which game was halfway decent. Watch the video above and rejoice in the fact that you will never have to play Bliss Island.

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Brains and Bliss make their XBLA debut [update]

Update: There was some confusion, but Bliss Island is in fact 400 Microsoft points.

Gather the siblings, kids and parents, it's Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday and we have two brand new releases! Both Gameloft's 800 point, mind straining Brain Challenge and Codemasters' 800 point 400 point old-school Bliss Island are available for download right now and we're sure both games are eagerly awaiting your purchase. And to help with your downloading decisions, we've ever so kindly uploaded a few screenshots into their respective galleries below. Personally, we're committing to a Brain Challenge trial download, because we're curious to see how much of our noggin those virtual doctors think we use. Here's to hoping we obtain the genius stamp of approval!

Gallery: Bliss Island (XBLA)

Gallery: Brain Challenge (XBLA)

Brain Challenge and Bliss Island headed to XBLA

This Wednesday, March 12th both the mind hurting Brain Challenge and puzzling lands of Bliss Island will be available for download off the Xbox Live Arcade.

Brain Challenge features numerous questions that'll test your cognitive abilities, online and offline multiplayer and all kinds of progressive charts all for 800 Microsoft points. PomPom Games' Bliss Island is an interesting puzzle game which comes packed with over 25 challenges, nine levels, online multiplayer and can be downloaded for 400 points. Remember, both games will be available this Wednesday and if you can't remember that ... well, then we recommend you give Brain Challenge a purchase. Yah dig?

Brain Challenge screenshots for the brainy

Using our brains (ha, ha!), we dug through a pile of Xbox Live Arcade screenshots today and came across brand new Brain Challenge images. New Brain Challenge screenshots that we've kindly placed in a gallery below. New screenshots that give us better insight to what the game is about and how it'll be played. And from the looks of things, this Brain Challenge will be similar to the numerous brain testers on the Nintendo DS and is overflowing with that patented Japanese feel as well. Japanese artwork including balancing pandas and running sheep as well as an insightful doctor. And if we had to be nit-picky, we'd say our only worry is that the game's control scheme will hinder the player during the fast paced problem solving. Other than that, this looks to be a brain bending winner.

Gallery: Brain Challenge (XBLA)

December and January XBLA games revealed

In a press release announcing the Fall Update's Xbox Live Arcade Hits program, Microsoft also announced the next few months' upcoming Xbox Live Arcade games that are scheduled for release. As things stand right now, the next XBLA games to get released are Arkadian Warriors, Brain Challenge, GripShift, N+, Omega Five, Poker Smash, Rez HD and Sensible World of Soccer. No specific release schedule for each game has been confirmed just yet, but it's always nice to see what's headed down the old XBLA pipeline. And this list also lets us officially get excited for N+ and Rez HD. A big w00t to that!

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