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Best of Console Digital News - From  Bastion  To Indie Summer Uprising

Best of Console Digital News - From Bastion To Indie Summer Uprising

July 21, 2011 | By Ryan Langley




[Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest news for the major console and portable digital delivery services in conjunction with sister site GameSetWatch, this time highlighting news about Zeboyd Games and Fast Draw Showdown.]

This week's big stories include the revelation of the Xbox Live Indie Games' Summer Uprising, a community event created to help promote the best Xbox Live Indie Titles coming at the end of August. Alongside it is our analysis of the last month of Xbox Live Arcade sales, and a whole lot more.

In-Depth: Xbox Live Arcade Sales Analysis, July 2011

Ryan Langley examines June 2011's Xbox Live Arcade debuts and continuing successes, with charts and Leaderboard data showing the performance of XBLA titles from Trenched to Magic 2012.

THQ Forms The Head Of Voltron: The Game (XBLA / PSN)

THQ has revealed a new Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network title based on Voltron. And not the new Voltron Force on the way, but Voltron: Defender Of The Universe from the 1980s.

Zeboyd: Steam Revenue Exceeds Lifetime XBLIG Sales (XBLIG)

Zeboyd Games reports "huge success" following the recent Steam debuts of its parody RPGs Breath of Death VII and Cthulu Saves the World.

Pre-Neo Geo SNK Games Arrive for PSN (PSN)

Sony revealed that a number of vintage arcade games from SNK's back catalog will debut as downloadable PlayStation Network titles this week.

T.E.C. 3001, Train Frontier, And Others Selected For Summer Uprising (XBLIG)

This year's Indie Uprising looks to be a quality one.

FMV Light Gun Shooter Fast Draw Showdown Coming to PSN This Week (PSN)

Fans of Western-themed laserdisc arcade games have an old favorite to look forward to on the PlayStation Network.

Train Frontier Express: If You Build It, You Can Ride Through It (XBLIG)

Two-man dev team Team Train Frontier have a straightforward but very compelling concept on its hands: a "stylized what-you-see-is-what-you-get landscape building and train driving game", coming soon to Xbox Live Indie Games.

Critical Reception: Supergiant Games' Bastion (XBLA)

This week's edition of Critical Receptionexamines online reaction to Supergiant Games' Xbox Live Arcade action-RPG Bastion.

Zoo Entertainment Signs Digital Agreement (XBLA / PSN)

Publisher Zoo Entertainment has made a full move to digital distribution and removed itself from the retail console business,.

Microsoft Publishing Robot Entertainment's Orcs Must Die On PC, XBLA (XBLA)

Robot Entertainment has announced Microsoft will be publishing third-person fantasy tower defense title Orcs Must Die on XBLA and PC later this summer.


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