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Xbox Live Updates – 13th Feb 2008

This Wednesday two arcade titles wing their way to the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Commanders: Attack of the Genos

The first arcade title available from 9am Wednesday will be turned based strategy game from Sierra Online and SouthEnd Interactive
Set in an alternate version of 1920’s Earth, you’ll be fighting alongside powerful commanders in an effort to thwart the invading, evil, genetically modified Genos race.
At your disposal will be a vast array of armed units, all have their own strengths and weaknesses, so it falls to you devise a masterful tactical battle strategy to save humanity.
The game has a 15 mission single player campaign as well as the opportunity for multiplayer mayhem with friends in your living room, and of course, over Xbox Live.

Commanders: Attack of the Genos: is available for 800 MS Points

Discs of Tron

If you’re getting tired of Rez-ing (excuse the pun), and want to try something a little bit more retro then how about a little “de-rezzing” with the updated recreation of cabinet title “Discs of Tron” from Disney Interactive Studios and Backbone Entertainment.

Offering 12 levels of frisbee iconic disc weapon action, as well as a multiplayer mode over Xbox Live, this game is a bargain for 400 MS Points!

And from last week: Poker Smash

Last week saw the release of a new and addictive puzzle game, Poker Smash, from Void Star Creations.
The premise is simple – get rid of your rows of cards by arranging them into poker hands – but as with all good puzzle games, once the pace starts increasing it becomes more challenging.
Poker Smash offers seven unique game modes, including split screen and online multiplayer, that will keep both casual and hardcore gamers satisfied.

Poker Smash is available now for 800 MS Points.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008, Computer Gaming.