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According to Microsoft, Wednesday's regularly-scheduled Xbox Live Arcade update will see PomPom Games' sci-fi shooter Mutant Storm Empire, and the company has also confirmed multiple XBLA titles to come, including N+, Switchball and _Under

Simon Carless, Blogger

October 29, 2007

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Microsoft has announced that this Wednesday's regularly-scheduled Xbox Live Arcade update will see PomPom Games' Mutant Storm Empire, a 16-level sci-fi shooter with offline co-op and multiplayer Live support for two players. Microsoft also confirmed several XBLA titles expected "in the coming weeks," including Metanet Software's N+, which won the Audience Choice Award in the 2005 Independent Games Festival, originally announced for XBLA early this year. Also on the slate are two previously-announced THQ games, free-fall alien destruction title Screwjumper and the cartoon-themed SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam, both expected for November release. Other titles soon to hit XBLA include Activision's Shrek-n-Roll puzzler, Sierra Online's Switchball, Chair Entertainment's action shooter Undertow, and InterServ's Word Puzzle, a word-search game based on the pen-and-paper original.

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Simon Carless

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Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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