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Best Of GamerBytes: Crystals, Bubbles, And Boys Made Of Meat

Every week, Gamasutra sister console digital download site GamerBytes passes along the top XBLA, PSN, and WiiWare news of the week -- this time, covering Square Enix's new digital download initiatives, Niki: Rock
[Every week GamerBytes' editor Ryan Langley passes along 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.] This week's releases include FunTown Mahjong for Xbox Live Arcade -- a quite serious take on the rules of Chinese Mahjong, unlike the recent PSN title Mahjong Tales, which was based on the more American-known Mahjong Solitaire. WiiWare got Niki: Rock & Ball, an arcade-style game in the vein of Pang! or Snow Bros.. Nothing for North America on PSN this week, but Europe finally got the first episode of Penny Arcade Adventures. The big story this week was that Square Enix is taking digital download very seriously, with their iPhone Tower Defense game Crystal Defenders making its way to every console, and their Taito division working hard on Bubble Bobble Wii. Xbox Live Arcade FunTown Mahjong Now Available On XBLA Popular Chinese game now available. Now, if only I knew how to play it... Interview: Twisted Pixel On Creating The Maw Our friend Terry Sirup over at Xboxlivearcade.com got in touch with developer Twisted Pixel games about last week's Xbox Live Arcade title The Maw. Frank Wilson lets us find out the workings behind their first foray into creating a new IP. Gamasutra Interview: Jonathan Blow: The Next Phase Gamasutra talks to Braid creator Jonathon Blow about what he's up to next. The Maw To Recieve New DLC Levels Three new "deleted scenes" are on their way in the coming months. PlayStation Network EU PSN Store Update - Penny Arcade Episode 1 After a few months of delays, the first episode of Penny Arcade is now available on the European PlayStation Network. Age Of Booty Update In February - Trophies For PSN, Avatars For Xbox 360 Big updates for Age Of Booty next month to coincide with the PC release. Noby Noby Boy Scheduled For Mid-February The most bizarre PSN game to date, and out in less than a month's time. WiiWare NA WiiWare Update: Niki: Rock & Ball A single release for this week's WiiWare roundup - a 2D single screen platformer which includes... rocks and balls. Square Enix To Release Crystal Defenders On All Platforms The popular iPod/iPhone Tower Defense game is making its way to everything under the sun. Bubble Bobble Remake Coming To WiiWare - 4 Player Chaos Included First screenshots of Bubble Bubble Wii are in the latest Famitsu magazine. Pole's Big Adventure - NES Action On WiiWare Sega is making a sarcastic Famicom game. You heard me. Super Meat Boy Heading To The Wii Can everyone's favorite piece of meat save his girlfriend once more on WiiWare?

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