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XBLA's yearly event House Party has been announced again, and it will begin on February 16th this year. As with previous events, an XBLA game will be released every week, usually along with some other promotion - as yet unannounced. Here's the lineup...

'Bejeweled Blitz Live' - A 60 second time-limit challenge mode against 16 players at a time.

'Beyond Good & Evil' - A HD port of the now legendary game where you battle an evil entity whilst accompanied by a giant pig. Don't forget to take a photo or two of the wildlife!

'Hard Corps : Uprising'
- A prequel to 'Contra : Hard Corps'. Classic run'n'gun action.

'Torchlight' - A port of the PC Diablo clone. So lots of bashing, looting and levelling up. The port promises some new armor and quests.

'Full House Poker' - Portable Texas Hold 'Em for Windows Phone 7.

Whilst I'm not too excited about most of the titles, I am however looking forward to being able to revisit 'Beyond Good & Evil' - one of the few games that would be worth a 1200msps price tag.

What titles are you guys looking forward too?
 

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GrumpyOlGamer
Member
8 years ago
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XBLA's yearly event House Party has been announced again, and it will begin on February 16th this year. As with previous events, an XBLA game will be released every week, usually along with some other promotion - as yet unannounced. Here's the lineup...

'Bejeweled Blitz Live' - A 60 second time-limit challenge mode against 16 players at a time.

'Beyond Good & Evil' - A HD port of the now legendary game where you battle an evil entity whilst accompanied by a giant pig. Don't forget to take a photo or two of the wildlife!

'Hard Corps ] - A prequel to 'Contra : Hard Corps'. Classic run'n'gun action.

[b]'Torchlight'
- A port of the PC Diablo clone. So lots of bashing, looting and levelling up. The port promises some new armor and quests.

'Full House Poker' - Portable Texas Hold 'Em for Windows Phone 7.

Whilst I'm not too excited about most of the titles, I am however looking forward to being able to revisit 'Beyond Good & Evil' - one of the few games that would be worth a 1200msps price tag.

What titles are you guys looking forward too?
Z4M0
Member
8 years ago
Well, last year's House party promo wasn't that bad (toy soldiers , scrap metal and perfect dark) but unless the give us back at least 33% - 50% of the points spent on the promo I won't be participating this time. I'll just wait them to be on DOW.

Beyond good and Evil is one of my all time favourite games. if it had achievements back at its time, I would have got them all. This one and rogue troope were the games I squeezed to death even not having chievos but still I don't feel like buying an HD port. Fantastic news to newcomers tho.

Torchlight looks so sweet...

torchlightgame.com/media/...

All other stuff announced sounds weak (except for hard corps) IMHO. Hope they will be giving away FREE avatar stuff like last HP promo.
GrumpyOlGamer
Member
8 years ago
Rogue Trooper? I never actually managed to play it. I tried Dredd Vs Death and wasn't too impressed, and as it was the same team, I never really sought it out. I may have to track this down and give it a go.
Z4M0
Member
8 years ago
Grumpy, If you liked Gears of War games, you should like Rogue Trooper. Sure it will look dated nowadays but it did back at it's time the same GOW did this generation (except for the crappy multiplayer), with the extra that is all happening inside the AD2000 universe wich is far much rich than GOW's.

Third person shooter in a rich sci-fi setting with a pretty neat story (being the last genetic infantrymen remaining, searching for revenge while your dead comrades help you out and your army wants to take you out too since you quit the army to pursue personal goals...) including today's well known covering system but with lots of awesome gadgets like deployable rifle (works as sentry turret while you go elsewhere killing w/ pistol), using holographic decoys, planting mines... it even has local co-op in horde mode.

You can at least, try it for free @ PC...