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Beginning on April 18, Microsoft is bringing us four new XBLA games, in an event titled "Arcade NEXT".

April 18 -- Trials Evolution (1,200msp)

The follow-up to the smash hit "Trials HD"! Build your own tracks with the built-in editor, or download player created tracks. Customize your bike and rider, compete on the leaderboards and take on skill-based minigames.

April 25 -- Bloodforge (1,600msp)

Slaughter hordes of demonic soldiers and even the gods themselves in a dark, visceral story of revenge, betrayal and destiny.

May 2 -- Fable Heroes (800msp)

Work together with up to four players to defeat enemies, while also competing for gold coins. The gold collected in Fable Heroes can be imported into the upcoming Kinect enabled "Fable: The Journey".

May 9 -- Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (1,600msp)

This one needs no introduction! The popular PC sandbox crafter comes to XBLA with a brand-new interface, a full tutorial and split-screen multiplayer over Xbox Live, a first for Minecraft.

All of the games will offer 400 gamerscore and up to 30 achievements to unlock, as per Microsoft's new policy.



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I beat you :ninja:

Just delete my thread instead of locking it! It makes USN look messy, lol.

Also I guess 400 GS can now = price increase.
 

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I beat you :ninja:

Just delete my thread instead of locking it! It makes USN look messy, lol.

Also I guess 400 GS can now = price increase.

Sorry man, we were doin' it at the same time. :P

I'm actually surprised to see an 800 point game in there -- I thought those days were long gone.
 

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minecraft costs only 1600 points?
if it's good I may consider buying an xbox since my pc only runs it on minimal settings with a decent framerate.
Minecraft is awesome.
 

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Who would pay 1600msp for something you can get on pc for free?

Just pay 240msp and get fortresscraft - its just as good.
 

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Who would pay 1600msp for something you can get on pc for free?

Just pay 240msp and get fortresscraft - its just as good.
You can get minecraft on pc for free?
Mind freak! I thought it was 20 euro on pc. And no, if you're talking about piracy.
 

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Because I didn't already feel bad for wasting $25-ish on Minecraft for the PC.

This seems like a rather disappointing spring for XBLA. Although Fable Heroes does look infinitely more promising than Fable: The Journey, as sad as that may be.
 

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Because I didn't already feel bad for wasting $25-ish on Minecraft for the PC.

This seems like a rather disappointing spring for XBLA. Although Fable Heroes does look infinitely more promising than Fable: The Journey, as sad as that may be.
It's a great game. Guess not all people have the same opinions. And it's cheaper than most games here.
 

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It's a great game. Guess not all people have the same opinions. And it's cheaper than most games here.

It's not cheaper than Terraria.

And according to EVERY SINGLE Minecraft fan I talked to, they say "Yeah, Minecraft is great... With a shit ton of mods".

Guess which console won't be getting "a shit ton of mods"?

I'd much rather bite on a Terraria XBLA. That shit would be on like Donkey Kong.
 

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Woo Trials Evoluition! Had an awesome time demoing this at PAX Prime, and loved the orignal. Can't wait. Fable looks ok, will consider after demo (800MSP could make it a possible purchase). And Bloodforge and Minecraft are just not my type of game. To each's own.
 

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When did they start charging 1600 points for games?
What a joke.
2 games that suck...
1 PC port of a game that really doesn't work on a console...
Bloodforge looks fun, but not 1600 points of fun...

Not a great spring.
 

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When did they start charging 1600 points for games?
What a joke.
2 games that suck...
1 PC port of a game that really doesn't work on a console...
Bloodforge looks fun, but not 1600 points of fun...

Not a great spring.

Resident Evil 4/Code Veronica are 1600 points each but they're considered "Games on Demand" and not "XBLA". But yeah, it's bullshit.

Just seems silly that I can get Perfect Dark and Beyond Good and Evil for $10 a piece but goddamn Minecraft and whatever this Bloodforge is are like twice as much.
 

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