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Two new titles coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade this week

Microsoft just released details on the two Arcade releases coming this Wednesday to Xbox LIVE.

The first is Marathon: Durandal (800 Microsoft Points) the original Mac predecessor to Halo.

* Epic story: Exclusive to Xbox LIVE Arcade, Marathon: Durandal is a cult classic first-person shooter (FPS) that continues the tradition of great gameplay while remaining faithful to the spirit of Bungie lore as the predecessor to the Halo franchise.
* Upgraded visuals: All images in the game have been redrawn in high definition.
* Modern networking: Marathon: Durandal features a new modern networking layer built with Xbox LIVE in mind.
* Superior control: The redesigned controls take full advantage of the Xbox 360 Controller and enhance playing a first-person shooter on a home console.

The second is Spyglass Board Games (800 Microsoft Points 400 Microsoft Points) a collection of ultra-customizable board games that feature full Xbox LIVE Vision support. Here’s a list of what you can expect from Spyglass Board Games:

* Full featured games: Four classic board games to choose from. Play Chess, Checkers, Mancala, or Reversi.
* Video integration with Xbox LIVE Vision camera: Fully integrated video chat lets you see your opponent. Use the video effects to personalize your game.
* Customizable pieces: Choose custom game pieces that range from traditional marble, to metallic silver, to fuzzy and wiggling gel.
* Twelve achievements: Twelve achievements are offered ranging from easy, such as playing all four games, to more challenging, such as taking all four corners in Reversi.

Both of these downloads will be available this Wednesday, August 1st beginning at 2:00 a.m. Pacific time.

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July 30, 2007 - Posted by | Console, Games, Xbox LIVE

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