Well, it’s not a blockbuster announcement, but at least it is 5 games including 2 retails and 3 Xbox Live Arcades. Tweets can be found here and here. Hopefully this is a trend in the sense that we are getting more retail titles and a little less arcade titles. Not that I want them to stop releasing the arcade titles, but a little slowdown is inevitable. Let’s see what we got here.
Left 4 Dead – should be an easy sub $10 at used markets for the retail disc (maybe $15 if you opt for the GOTY package with the DLC). (online will cost you $20 for the game only, there hasn’t been a digital sale since mid 2014). Achievements are not a walk in the park and you can spend a fair amount of time (40-50 hours) to get everything.
Portal 2 – another one probably worth buying the retail disc (about $15 used) over the digital copy ($20, sale was only about seven months ago though). Achievements are much easier for this one (as long as you don’t mind your head spinning around and around) and it will take about 15-20 hours to complete it.
Flashback – a remake of the 92 Sega Genesis/SNES (and a few other platforms) game, is a $10 digital game, hasn’t seen a sale since July of 2014. Achievements are pretty difficult and if you are good a completion can be seen in about 15-20 hours. I didn’t even know this existed (the remake) until I read the tweet, so I could see myself buying this one if it got a sale.
Babel Rising – This was a tower defense game, I would love to tell you more about it but it was delisted in early 2016. So pretty much if you have it, GREAT! If you don’t…move on.
Brain Challenge – our last one, is a $5 digital title and like the namesake, a true pain in the ass to complete. It’s not even very fun supposedly. So feel free to give it a try, but don’t come back complaining to me if you put it down after 10 minutes.
The only question I have after the first two announcements especially is where the heck is Orange Box? My guess with 5 bundled games it is going to take sometime, but I am confident that we will eventually see it. Enjoy kiddoes.