[Every week, sister weblog GamerBytes' editor Ryan Langley will be summing up 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.]
Welcome to another exciting week of console digital download content - with plenty of new released to check out. This week's Xbox Live Arcade releases include Penny Arcade Episode 2
and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
, and WiiWare has just debuted Strong Bad Episode 3
and the latest in the under-rated series: Art Style: Rotohex
Elsewhere, this week's PlayStation Network titles are unknown as of press time, but last week they got the excellent Prince of Persia Classic
and the first episode of Penny Arcade Adventures
. Here's our top picks for stories in the last seven days:
Xbox Live Arcade
Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 2, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? And Marble Blast Ultra DLC Available This Week On XBLA
This week is the first time we've had double 1200 Microsoft Point titles. 5th Grader
actually looks a whole lot better than other downloadable quiz titles, but probably won't get released outside of America. Some long awaited Marble Blast Ultra
DLC debuts too.
Zombies!!! And Wings Of War Coming To XBLA And PSN In 2009
Big Rooster are working hard on bringing two strategy board games to the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, both of which are growingly increasingly popular on the board game circuit. Turn-based dogfighting and zombie killing? Sounds like a blast.
Xbox Live Primetime Delayed Until Spring In America
The New Xbox Experience
coming on November 19 won't have everything originally announced for it - the Primetime
service, allowing people to play games like 1 vs. 100
, will not be available at launch.
EU PSN Store Update - NovaStrike And Prince Of Persia Classic
Europe finally get the chance to play third-party indie PSN title NovaStrike
, while Prince of Persia
makes its way from the XBLA to the PSN.
NA PSN Store Update - The P's Have It
Penny Arcade Episode 1
and Prince of Persia Classic
highlight this week's releases on the PlayStation Network. Some notable updates to High Velocity Bowling
also top up this week's debuts.
Sony "Adapting A Global Approval System" For The PlayStation Network?
Europeans are getting sick of having to wait weeks upon weeks for unnecessarily delayed content for the PlayStation Network. According to new media reports, it seems Sony is determined to rectify the situation.
NA WiiWare Update - Art Style: Rotohex and Strong Bad: Episode 3
The third Art Style game has been released in the US, a new simple rotating puzzle game called Rotohex. Strong Bad Episode 3
continues the monthly episodic release for the series, too. Nice to see Nintendo following an actual release plan - now where are the Art Style
games in Europe?
EU WiiWare Update - Building Up And Breaking Down
Europe now gets the chance to play Tetris Party
along with the rest of the world - rejoice! They also get The Incredible Maze
from last week's U.S. debut, and Home Sweet Home
, an interesting title which allows you to design your home. A game that came out in Europe first? Do my eyes deceive me?