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Best Of GamerBytes:  Banjo  Platforms Into The Drought

Best Of GamerBytes: Banjo Platforms Into The Drought Exclusive

December 4, 2008 | By Ryan Langley

December 4, 2008 | By Ryan Langley
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[Every week, Gamasutra sister weblog 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.]

For digital console downloads, this was a slow week for all concerned. But it's to be expected - we're right at the beginning of December.

GamerBytes' pick of the week would be Banjo Kazooie on Xbox Live Arcade. Being a huge fan of platform games - 2D and 3D, Banjo is a very welcome addition to the service, especially since we've got such a drought of platformers on all systems.

If you didn't manage to pre-order Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts to get your free code, it's still worth the 1200 Microsoft Points for a good 10-12 hours of content.

Here's the highlights for this week:

Xbox Live Arcade

This Week In XBLA - Banjo Kazooie
This week you can relive this fantastic Nintendo 64 platformer, now with HD visuals.

Denki Working On XBLA Project
The creators of the hidden Game Boy Advance gem Go! Go! Beckham are now working on a secret Xbox Live Arcade project.

1UP Specials Check Out Peggle XBLA
During this week's 1UP Show special, the crew look back on some missed gems over the past few months. When discussing Peggle Nights, they also discuss the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade version.

Reawakening The Sleeping Giant: The Pac-Man CE Interview
Christian Nutt at Gamasutra sits down with the people behind Pac-Man CE and Galaga Legions to understand the thinking process behind revitalizing classic Namco franchises.

Interpol Still On Its Way To Xbox Live Arcade
Sierra Online no longer appears to be, and with it go many of its XBLA games that were so close to release. At least one has been saved - Interpol has now been picked up by Microsoft.

PlayStation Network

Start-Select Preview Crash Commando
UK video game show Start-Select check out side scrolling Contra-esque multiplayer title Crash Commando on this week's episode.

EU PlayStation Store Update: Booty Docks, GTI Club+ Demo Available
The European PlayStation Store finally get Capcom's Age Of Booty, and also get the chance to play the demo of GTI Club+, which is coming in just a few weeks' time.


NA WiiWare Update - Pit Crews and Invaders From Space
The North American WiiWare update includes Hudson Soft's Pit Crew Panic, as well as Taito's Space Invaders Extreme.

OFLC Reveal Hudson's Onslaught For WiiWare
Another Australian classification website revelation for WiiWare games - Hudson bringing Onslaught to WiiWare.

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