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Best Of GamerBytes: Tripping The Beat

This week, Gamasutra sister console digital download site GamerBytes is full of special features on Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, XBLA and PSN sales ranks, and much more.
[Every week, sister site 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 on GamerBytes, it was all about the special features. We chat with Steve Fawkner on Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, stroke our beards about the future of the Xbox Live Marketplace, and become armchair analysts with the XBLA and PSN sales ranks. We would track WiiWare numbers, and others certainly try, but without completely certain data, it's a difficult task. This week on XBLA we've got Connect 4, Battleship, Scrabble and Yahtzee now available for 800 MSP each. The PlayStation Network got Astro Tripper, Buzz Jr. and Red Baron Arcade, while they will also be getting Wheel of Fortune this week. European Wii owners can now grab Jungle Speed and Family Table Tennis, while North America now now enjoy BIT.TRIP BEAT. Here are the top stories for the week: GamerBytes Specials GamerBytes Interview: Traveling The Galactrix With Steve Fawkner We speak with the head of Infinite Interactive about their upcoming Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network puzzle action game, and what they'll be working on in the future. GamerBytes Analysis: Top 10 XBLA Games For February 2009 We grab the official lists of Xbox Live Arcade sales and see what's hot and what's not. GamerBytes Analysis: Top 10 PSN Games For February 2009 The 10 best selling games of February were released through Sony's Pulse program, and we dig into it to see how the latest releases are faring. GamerBytes Analysis: NCAA Basketball MME - The Beginning Of Something More? NCAA Basketball breaks all the rules, and doesn't even consider itself to be an Arcade title. Is this a look at the future of Xbox Live Arcade and the Xbox Live Marketplace? Xbox Live Arcade Hasbro Family Game Night - Connect 4, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Battleship Now Available On XBLA EA's testing the waters with 4 new releases this week. XNA Roundup Episode #9 - SLAM SLAM is Arkanoid in a circular arena - check out the latest episode of XNA Roundup for the latest information about it. The Behemoth Game #3 Teaser Trailer Released The Behemoth go back to straight-up block based platforming - but with coop and multiplayer modes! PlayStation Network NA PSN Store Update - Red Baron Arcade, Buzz Junior, Astro Tripper Surprise release of Red Baron Arcade this week, as well as PomPom Games' latest space shooter, and their first for PSN. EU PSN Store Update - Even More Burnout DLC You want a car? I can get you a car. I can get you a car by three o'clock. Creat Working On Wakeboarding, Kart Game For PSN Creators of Magic Ball and Cuboid move onto bigger and brighter games for their next PSN releases. WiiWare EU WiiWare Update - Jungle Speed, Family Table Tennis Europe gets to pass the totem and hit some balls with bats this week. NA WiiWare Update: BIT.TRIP BEAT It's Pong meets Rez in this bit trippy game. Scale Walls With Rock N’ Roll Climber The ESRB spies us a new WiiWare title about the sport of Rock Climbing.

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