Posted on July 16, 2008, Chris XBLA Wednesday 8/16: More Than Just Crosswords
I speculated last week that maybe there’d be some sort of E3 surprise Arcade game that Microsoft would be releasing this week in addition to Coffeetime Crosswords. Turns out I was mostly right, even if it wasn’t a surprise announcement during Microsoft’s press briefing. There are three new Arcade games, including one that is easily the most unconventional things on XBLA yet.
Coffeetime Crosswords is now available for 800 Microsoft points ($10) as promised. Double D Dodgeball has also been released for 800 points, which is one of the two surprise games. You can play with up to eight players online which sounds great, but I’m just hoping it has some of the magic that Super Dodge Ball on NES did.
Last up to bat is EA Sports Fantasy Football Live Draft Tracker for 400 points. From the title’s description on Live:
Brought to you by EA Sports, experience the ultimate fantasy football league draft by purchasing the EA Sports Fantasy Football Live Draft Tracker. Available exclusively with teams from fantasy.easports.com, the Live Draft Tracker is designed for commissioners who host league drafts offline and in-person. Head to fantasy.easports.com to sign up and create your league. Use the Live Draft Tracker to import your fantasy league settings. Now you are ready to invite your friends over and experience the thrill and excitement of a live and in-person league draft complete with video highlights from Madden NFL 09 and audio commentary by the EA Experts. Once the draft is complete, upload the results to the website and start managing your fantasy teams!
I feel like Draft Tracker should be free, but for people who are really into their fantasy football, I guess $5 isn’t too much to ask for to spice up your league’s draft.