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Shard
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(01-01-2012, 10:43 AM)
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Yes indeed, it is that time once again for a refreshing of the grand and exceedingly resilient Xbox Live Arcade thread. While I have toned down my XBLA coverage and indeed overall GAF posting due to burnout, my job taking up more of my time, and various other factors. I have not forgotten about this yearly tradition. Also, if you guys want to do it like last year where the OP got stuffed with the notable Q1 and Q2 XBLA releases, with screenshots and everything, we can do that. Still, here is to what appears to be another fine year of XBLA releases.
Moggelicious
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(01-01-2012, 10:50 AM)
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I love you Xbox Live Arcade OP:s! keep up the good work!
Franklinator
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(01-01-2012, 10:52 AM)
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XBLA is shaping up to be great this year. Can't wait!
Noogy
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(01-01-2012, 11:05 AM)
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I'm definitely more excited for downloadable games vs. retail for 2012. On XBLA I'm mostly looking forward to FEZ and Spelunky HD.
FateBreaker
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(01-01-2012, 11:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Noogy

I'm definitely more excited for downloadable games vs. retail for 2012. On XBLA I'm mostly looking forward to FEZ and Spelunky HD.

I'm looking forward to this game called Dust.
Wibblewozzer
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(01-01-2012, 11:11 AM)
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I don't really need an opening like last year's with pictures and other information but if someone has a fairly handy list of announced (likely) releases for 2012 to put a bit of a frame of reference for what we've got coming I'd like to see that. And honestly I'm only talking about the titles that are already looking promising and not stuff that's announced but look like trash. I'm thinking of that Double Dragon remake or whatever that was.

So, good games we're looking forward to? Fez, The Witness, Dust: An Elysium Tale (correct title?), Spelunky HD, and...what am I forgetting? I'm sure there's a bunch of others and that's why I'm hoping someone either already has a list or would enjoy researching and putting together a decent list. I'm still looking forward to an XBLA release of Capsized despite it being available for cheaper on PC during sales and such.
Noogy
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(01-01-2012, 11:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by FateBreaker

I'm looking forward to this game called Dust.

Man, I have to play that every day.. Oh, wait, I mean it's great :) It's coming out in 2012, promise.
Rad-
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(01-01-2012, 11:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Noogy

I'm definitely more excited for downloadable games vs. retail for 2012. On XBLA I'm mostly looking forward to FEZ and Spelunky HD.

Those are the 2 games I'm looking forward the most as well... Also Retro City Rampage.

My XBLA wish for the year: Shadow Complex 2 announcement.

Edit: Oh and that Alan Wake game.
weeaboo
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(01-01-2012, 11:19 AM)
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FEZ please, I only want to play FEZ ;(
Gowans
(01-01-2012, 11:47 AM)
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This year is going to have some total Gems, here's hoping they come out.
PJX
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(01-01-2012, 12:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Noogy

I'm definitely more excited for downloadable games vs. retail for 2012. On XBLA I'm mostly looking forward to FEZ and Spelunky HD.

Have you been testing it out with an arcade stick?
jetsetfluken
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(01-01-2012, 12:09 PM)
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Are they really calling it "Spelunky HD" now? You know, with the HD added at the end.
That's pretty shamelessly copying PS3's "Spelunker HD".
Dishwalla
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(01-01-2012, 12:55 PM)
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Waiting on some news of Simpsons Arcade making it to XBLA. It was rated in Australia a few months ago.
Falt
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(01-01-2012, 04:27 PM)
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2012, XBLA's year of forever?
Phonomezer
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(01-01-2012, 04:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Falt

2012, XBLA's year of forever?

Between FEZ and Alan Wake, it's looking that way.

2011 has been the best year for XBLA so far imo.
besiktas1
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(01-01-2012, 04:31 PM)
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Subbed.

I would do the pictures again but long weekend means maybe some on tuesday :)
Grisby
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(01-01-2012, 04:32 PM)
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Nice. Can;t wait. Lets go Fez and Wake!
legbone
(01-01-2012, 06:17 PM)
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when does choplifter hd come out this month? i am dying to play it. one of my favorite games on the master system when i was a kid. thanks in advance.
The_Monk
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(01-01-2012, 06:17 PM)
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Go go new Alan Wake title, tell me your price!
RadarScope1
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(01-01-2012, 06:18 PM)
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No need for a detailed OP, just a place to post.

Also, Fez please.
Infamous Chris
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(01-01-2012, 06:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Falt

2012, XBLA's year of forever?

.

Last year was amazing but this year...wow.

Fez
Trials Evolution
Alan Wake
Battleblock Theatre
Minecraft
dat zombie MMO

and more *drools*
krpiper
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(01-01-2012, 06:21 PM)
NFL Blitz
spelunky
Trials.
Gaspode_T
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(01-01-2012, 06:23 PM)
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Some teasing going on at playxbla.com

http://playxbla.com/hint-about-the-all-these-hints/

World of Keflings related???
Neuromancer
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(01-01-2012, 06:25 PM)
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Yeah I hope that crazy zombie MMO type thing comes out this year. Fez and Alan Wake should also be amazing, not to mention whatever surprises are in store.
Conrad Link
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(01-01-2012, 06:32 PM)
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A few really cool looking games coming this year, hopefully live up to the promise.

Bring it on.
grap3fruitman
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(01-01-2012, 06:33 PM)
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Are we actually going to get Fez this year? I've been waiting for it for so, so long. =(
CrunchinJelly
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(01-01-2012, 06:43 PM)
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Still so many games from the 2011 OT that we are waiting for. :(
Infamous Chris
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(01-01-2012, 06:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gaspode_T

Some teasing going on at playxbla.com

http://playxbla.com/hint-about-the-all-these-hints/

World of Keflings related???

A Galaxy of keflings?
Shard
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(01-01-2012, 07:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dishwalla

Waiting on some news of Simpsons Arcade making it to XBLA. It was rated in Australia a few months ago.

Something that should have happened in 2007, but better late then never.
Keyser Soze
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(01-01-2012, 07:51 PM)
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Hopefully EA stick NBA Jam: On Fire in the sale for next week. Other possible games in the sale:

Burnout Crash
Gatling Gears
The Fancy Pants Adventures
Spar e Parts
Battlefield stuff
Microbot
Dead Space stuff
Deathspank stuff
Speedymanic
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(01-01-2012, 08:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Keyser Soze

Hopefully EA stick NBA Jam: On Fire in the sale for next week. Other possible games in the sale:

Burnout Crash
Gatling Gears
The Fancy Pants Adventures
Spar e Parts
Battlefield stuff
Microbot
Dead Space stuff
Deathspank stuff

Gatling Gears is a must buy if it's on sale, as is NBA Jam and possibly Microbot. The other games are pretty meh in my opinion.

Anyway, any release this week? Trials Evo? AW: AM? Wrecked?
erpg
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(01-01-2012, 08:06 PM)
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Have quite a few points stocked up for this year's releases. Fez better live up to the hype!
Steverulez
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(01-01-2012, 08:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Speedymanic

Anyway, any release this week? Trials Evo? AW: AM? Wrecked?

AW:AM will be announced at least a few weeks before so they can do some usual XBLA marketing hype stuff. I would also assume that it'll be party of their "Spring Fever" or whatever XBLA line-up
Speedymanic
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(01-01-2012, 08:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by steverulez

AW:AM will be announced at least a few weeks before so they can do some usual XBLA marketing hype stuff. I would also assume that it'll be party of their "Spring Fever" or whatever XBLA line-up

Damn, was hoping it would be out very soon like in a couple of weeks or perhaps even this week. Unrealistic, but damn it I wanted it. :(

Whatever they do release had better be good, they need to start the year with a big release. A sign of things to come from the service.
CrunchinJelly
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(01-01-2012, 08:17 PM)
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NFL Blitz is this week.
theMrCravens
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(01-01-2012, 08:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Infamous Chris

dat zombie MMO

I'm guessing there's still no new info on this yet ?
Speedymanic
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(01-01-2012, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by cjelly

NFL Blitz is this week.

Ugh. I don't know why I even bother getting my hopes up.
akilshohen
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(01-01-2012, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Speedymanic

Ugh. I don't know why I even bother getting my hopes up.

Same here

Any fighting games coming out other than virtua fighter?
Speedymanic
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(01-01-2012, 08:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by akilshohen

Same here

Any fighting games coming out other than virtua fighter?

Fire Pro Wrestling, unless they've quietly canned it. Wouldn't be surprised if they had, wasn't looking too hot the last time they showed it off.
xbhaskarx
(01-01-2012, 08:58 PM)
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Every year is the best year of XBLA games.

When is FEZ expected, Summer of Arcade?
Will we ever get a Shadow Complex 2?
charlequin
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(01-01-2012, 09:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by grap3fruitman

Are we actually going to get Fez this year?

The game's been shown in 100% content-complete form at a show now, apparently, so I'm pretty sure the answer is "yes."

Originally Posted by xbhaskarx

Will we ever get a Shadow Complex 2?

No. :(
Rad-
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(01-01-2012, 09:40 PM)
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Totally forgot about Class 3! The most interesting zombie game concept out there.
Gowans
(01-02-2012, 03:42 PM)
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Blitz it out on Wednesday?!!?!

I hate the fact I feel like I have to ask this now but it's a world wide release yeah?
OnPoint
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(01-02-2012, 03:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Noogy

Man, I have to play that every day.. Oh, wait, I mean it's great :) It's coming out in 2012, promise.

News item of the year right here. Can't wait.

Then we have Fez, RCR, The Simpsons... What a good lineup so far
Phonomezer
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(01-02-2012, 04:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Noogy

Man, I have to play that every day.. Oh, wait, I mean it's great :) It's coming out in 2012, promise.

Don't you know any children you can exploit?

Whip them until they're proficient programmers!
StuBurns
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(01-02-2012, 04:03 PM)
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Has Blow confirmed the platforms for The Witness? I'm guessing that's a lock for XBLA GotY assuming it's coming to XBLA.
Falt
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(01-02-2012, 04:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by StuBurns

Has Blow confirmed the platforms for The Witness? I'm guessing that's a lock for XBLA GotY assuming it's coming to XBLA.

Being totally optimistic, it's not looking good. From the wikipedia page...

...though Blow had intended to create versions for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, he later opted to forgo development on these, believing the consoles unable to perform what he needed the game to do.

Infamous Chris
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(01-02-2012, 04:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by StuBurns

Has Blow confirmed the platforms for The Witness? I'm guessing that's a lock for XBLA GotY assuming it's coming to XBLA.

More likely for PC and not consoles. And there is no way it will win goty with all the other amazing xbla content.
LiquidMetal14
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(01-02-2012, 04:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Falt

Being totally optimistic, it's not looking good. From the wikipedia page...

I don't care as long as it comes to PC. And if that wiki page is to be believed, the game may be quite the looker. Can't wait to see it now.

And FEZ, nothing else matters. Just make the sandwich and I will eat it.
whatevermort
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(01-02-2012, 04:16 PM)
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Bloodforge is this year as well.

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