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Best Of GamerBytes: Gonna Take You For A Ride

Best Of GamerBytes: Gonna Take You For A Ride

April 23, 2009 | By Ryan Langley




[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.]

It's been a busy two weeks for GamerBytes. We've looked at the sales on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and XBL Community Games in the month of March, with in-depth analysis on each of the new titles that came out in the month.

In addition, both Microsoft (via its Japanese event) and Konami had huge blowouts on upcoming XBLA, PSN and WiiWare titles as well - as I said, it's been a busy two weeks. Here are the top stories of the fortnight:

GamerBytes Originals

The Road To NPD - Xbox Live Arcade Sales For March 2009
We look at March's 5 weeks of Xbox Live Arcade sales. How well did Watchmen, Peggle and Family Game Night do?

The Road To NPD - PlayStation Network Sales For March 2009
Only two new releases made it to the PSN Top 10 in March. What happened? Find out inside.

The Road To NPD - XBL Community Games Sales For March 2009
Some XBL Community Games may not be selling too well, but we can at least see what is popular on the service.

Microsoft Spring 2009 Preview

MS Spring '09 Preview: Fatal Fury: Mark Of The Wolves Made Official
We called it - the final Fatal Fury game is making its way to the XBLA.

MS Spring '09 Preview: Taito's Bubble Bobble Neo! Announced
A port of Bubble Bobble Plus! on WiiWare is making its way to Xbox 360s soon.

MS Spring '09 Preview: King Of Fighters Skystage -- A Shoot'em Up?
This makes no sense, and yet it could be great.

MS Spring '09 Preview: Square Reveal 0 Day Attack On Earth
Square Enix creates a giant alien city destruction game?

MS Spring '09 Preview: Project CUBE Is Bloody And Confusing
Square consumes and shoots bullets at you in this twin stick shooter.

MS Spring '09 Preview: King Of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match Hits XBLA In 2010
But you're going to have to wait until after KOF '98 Ultimate Match.

MS Spring '09 Preview: Space Invaders Extreme, Arkanoid, Virtual On Given Release Dates, Prices
Games coming much sooner than expected.

MS Spring '09 Preview: 0-D Beat Drop Melds Music With Drop Puzzle Action
It's Tetris meets Columns meets Lumines.

Xbox Live Arcade

XBLA Update - Lode Runner And EXIT2, Domino Master DLC
Get your Lode on.

Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 All But Confirmed For XBLA
Achievement unlocked - taken for a ride.

Death Bringer Resurrected As Puzzle Chronicles For XBLA, PSN
Sideways Columns with spells!

OutRun Online Arcade Now Up On Xbox Live Arcade
It's a Sweet Sound Shower this week.

PlayStation Network

A Peek At PomPom's Gemini Rings
A shooter that is not a shooter.

Pinball FX Wizards Bring Zen Pinball To PSN
It's not the Terminator 2 Table, but it may be just as good.

Blitz Arcade's Droplitz Goes Multiplatform, Reveals Publisher
One of the Blitz Arcade 5 finds a publisher.

NA PSN Store Update - PixelJunk Eden Encore, Magic Ball DLC
Expansion to PixelJunk Eden now available.

EU PSN Store Update - Outrun Online Arcade, PixelJunk Eden Encore, Magic Ball DLC
OutRun Online Arcade makes it to Europe on PSN - and only Europe.

EU PSN Store Update: Flock, Worms, Chimps, Rag Dolls And Anniversary Sale
Get ready to Flock some sheep, shoot some Worms and battle a variety of animals.

NA PSN Store Update - Flocking Ragdolls
Flock and Rag Doll Kung Fu now available.

WiiWare

Get Off Road With Driift
Super Off Road is back, kind of.

Ant Nation Burns Tiny Creatures With Rocket Launchers
Toughen up your army by putting a blow torch over them.

NA WiiWare Update - Crystal Defenders R1, Wonder Boy III
Desktop Tower Defense title with Final Fantasy characters now available.

NA WiiWare Update - Party Fun Pirate, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
Stab a pirate in this E10+ friendly game.

EU WiiWare Update - Bubble Bobble Plus!, Family & Friends Party, Equilibrio
Burst some bubbles while rolling marbles.


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