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We love Wednesdays. Before Xbox Live Arcade came along, Wednesday was just one day closer to Friday, but now, it's a reason to celebrate ... most of the time anyway. This week we've got two new games to look forward to, Commanders: Attack of Genos and Discs of Tron. Commanders helps fill out the underrepresented turn based strategy genre on XBLA, while Discs of Tron helps fill out the ... um ... Frisbee battle genre. We're particularly anxious to give Commanders a try -- we loves us some turn based strategy -- and you can expect a full report once we do. Oh, and a note to whoever currently owns the license to X-COM, get that game on XBLA, now.

Update: Oh, you might want to know that Disc of Tron costs 400 MS Points and Commanders will set you back 800 MS Points.


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Bravo61

2-13-2008 @ 10:49AM

Bravo6 said...

X-Com would be sweet, but Jagged Alliance would be even better imo. DAMN I loved that game.

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Gemini Ace2

2-13-2008 @ 10:57AM

Gemini Ace said...

What are the prices on these games?

Also, how about some Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2 on the XBLA. That would be SWEET!

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ccc3

2-13-2008 @ 11:01AM

ccc said...

Tron is 400 ms and Commanders is 800 points.
I was actually planning on getting Disc of Tron with little intrest in Commanders.
But after playing both trials I am way more interested in Commanders, this game is a nice little package.

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thisguyrighthere4

2-13-2008 @ 11:04AM

thisguyrighthere said...

Commanders looks cool but I already have C&C 3 and soon Supreme Commander and EndWar.

I second the C&C:RA. That would be a good buy.

Has anyone else wondered what's going to happen to all of these Arcade games when the next-gen Xbox makes it's debut? I have an uneasy feeling about so many Arcade sales that essentially are trading real money for an intangible product with no re-sale value.

I know it's probably another 5/8/10 years before another Xbox but I still wonder what's going to happen to the Arcade game I have purchased.

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Tony5

2-13-2008 @ 11:58AM

Tony said...

I post comments to this effect randomly and at this stage it's really bothering me that no one seems to ask MS (or any manufacturer) these questions.

For prior examples, the original Xbox had an Xbox Live Arcade. I think it had something like 15 games, maybe. None of these transferred in any sense. Some of these were updated significantly and rereleased for 360's XBLA (such as Outpost Kaloki X). On the other side, we have Ms. Pac-Man... aside from achievements, the exact same game for $5 while it was free with the original Xbox's XBLA. The main point being that if you bought anything on there, it's no good on the 360.

I'm concerned the same thing might happen here, but at the same time the main difference between Xbox and 360 on XBLA was the move to HD. I can't imagine the next Xbox is going to move on to such insane resolutions that these XBLA titles can't display nicely on it. It just becomes a matter of what MS actually wants to bother to do.

All I know is that I'm going to be pissed if I'm asked to buy Ms. Pac-Man yet again. I really hope they realize that it would be far more beneficial if the Marketplace for XBLA becomes an all-in-one thing and the older games can be redownloaded. It would be crazy for this to reset every 4 to 6 years... but I guess we'll never know until someone asks the right person, something I've NEVER seen happen.

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TORO6

2-13-2008 @ 11:05AM

TORO said...

I'll await your review, I'm a big fan of good Arcade games :)

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Magic Whiskey7

2-13-2008 @ 11:40AM

Magic Whiskey said...

So yeah..to let everyone know..Discs of Tron (this port anyway) has BROKEN CONTROLS...I couldn't even slightly move Tron (Or Flynn..whoever it was) an inch. A box of decaf tea is a better buy than this game is.

It's too bad; I loved the original arcade game.

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Neuromancer8

2-13-2008 @ 11:13AM

Neuromancer said...

Anyone know if Commanders can be played cooperatively online against the computer, ala Band of Bugs? This would help me make a decision to buy or not.

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Tony9

2-13-2008 @ 11:35AM

Tony said...

Cosign for Red Alert 2 Yuris Rev on XBL it would be a massive hit!

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ccc10

2-13-2008 @ 11:45AM

ccc said...

@thisguyrighthere
I would imagine that along with our gamer cards the arcade games would move over to the next console. At least thats what I hope. With Commanders, this makes my 53 Xbox Live Arcade purchase.
@Neuromancer
Sorry I havn't had a chance to play the full version yet to give you a valid answer on that question.
@ Magic Whiskey
I am in completely agree with your comments about Tron.

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Ryan11

2-13-2008 @ 4:26PM

Ryan said...

X-Com would be unbelievable. I'd easily take it as is, but updated graphics would be a dream come true.

Some one needs to find the IP holder and start a petition.

I think my day is ruined with dreams of X-Com with updated graphics.

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dynamik12312

2-14-2008 @ 7:49PM

dynamik123 said...

Discs Of Tron flat out sucks.

http://www.mygamercard.net/leaderboard.php?gt=&g=423&z=&c=&x=43&y=13
Pretty sad how the highest GS for Commanders is only a 60. And all others only have 25 or below.

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