[Every week, Gamasutra sister weblog GamerBytes' editor Ryan Langley will be summing up the top console digital download news tidbits from the past 7 days, including brand new game announcements and scoops through the world of Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and WiiWare.]
Hoo boy, what a week. Today starts a bright new day in the Xbox's future - the New Xbox Experience is live.
And with that comes the XNA Community Games - in one day 30 new titles are now available for download, and that number continues to climb every day.
It's almost overbearing, so to help we at GamerBytes
have created an in-depth guide to everything Community Games, including which games are available, how to download them, and what we think are the best new titles available.
This is not to say the other consoles didn't miss out - Age of Booty
is now available on the PlayStation Network, and RealNetwork's new WiiWare title Tiki Towers
looks very interesting too.
XNA Community Games
XNA Community Games - What You'll Be Playing On Day 1, Part 1
, Part 2
, and Part 3
Each of the above articles takes a look at all of the games that are available right now for XNA Community Games.
5 Things You Didn't Know About Community Games
Did you know that you have to be online at all times in order to play XNA Community Games?
How To Play Community Games When They're Not In Your Region
Live in Australia, Japan, or another country which doesn't have access to XNA Community Games? Come in here to get your way around this barrier.
Xbox Live Arcade
This Week On XBLA - A Kingdom For Keflings
Along with XNA Community Games becoming available, NinjaBee's own A Kingdom for Keflings
is being released. It's also the first XBLA title with Avatar support.
EA Creating NHL Arcade For XBLA?
German classification website hints at EA making an Xbox Live Arcade Hockey game. Will it be more like Mutant League Hockey
or Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey
ESRB Adds Summaries To Its Website, Releasing New Information On Unannounced Games
The ESRB has added descriptions to each game that gets rated through its system, which means those leaked game names now have a little bit more about them available!
NA PSN Store Update: Age Of Hoff
The PlayStation Network has finally gotten its hands on Age Of Booty
also updated with the brand new Movie Lot stage and downloadable David Hasselhoff.
The 1UP Show: A Hard Look At Street Fighter II HD Remix
On the 1UP Show this week, the crew has a look at Super Street Fighter II HD Remix
. Remember, it's coming out next week -- you'd better bone up on those quarter-circle moves.
NA WiiWare Update: Tossing Bags And Getting Dangeresque
This week's WiiWare titles include the 4th episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People
, as well as Target Toss Pro: Bags
. You read that right.
RealNetworks Announces Tiki Towers - Bridge Building With Monkeys!
Can't get enough bridge building with World Of Goo? Well, RealNetworks next title Tiki Towers
is going to kick things up a notch. Build bridges for your monkeys to cross while taking care of the evil enemy chieftains.