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Microsoft Announces New Fall XBLA Series "Game Feast"

It's sort of like Summer of Arcade, but not in the Summer!

Microsoft's promotional blocks for Xbox Live Arcade games, like Summer of Arcade, always feel like a success for Microsoft and the developers that are selected to release their games within. So, you'll have to excuse our utter lack of surprise upon hearing the news that another XBLA promotional series is coming to promote four more titles outside of the Summer (or the Spring). It's called Game Feast, and it kicks off this Fall.

The last game to be released in Game Feast will be Team Meat's indie-developed platformer Super Meat Boy on October 20. Big on difficulty and style, it's one of those XBLA titles you'd expect to love just from viewing a smattering of footage.  
 
The rest of the games to appear in Game Feast? According to Major Nelson, the block kicks off September 29 with Hydrophobia. Twisted Pixel's Comic Jumper will follow that on October 6, and the hotly-anticipated Pinball FX 2 will appear on October 13. A quick note about Pinball FX 2: it's not a game so much as a platform (and a free download as a result). If you're a proud owner of Pinbal FX 1, all your tables will import into the new game. Subsequent tables will be sold separately.
 

 Super Meat Boy looks crude, but it's great.
 
== TEASER ==News of Game Feast leaked out (before Microsoft had a chance to acknowledge its existence) when Team Meat blasted a radical promotional image to other blogs, showcasing the fact that its game was headlining the then-unannounced Fall series. There was also a Twitter announcement from Team Meat, too, but it seems as if that was pulled (via Joystiq). 
 


Ready to dive in to Game Feast?    
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Posted by BradNicholson
Microsoft's promotional blocks for Xbox Live Arcade games, like Summer of Arcade, always feel like a success for Microsoft and the developers that are selected to release their games within. So, you'll have to excuse our utter lack of surprise upon hearing the news that another XBLA promotional series is coming to promote four more titles outside of the Summer (or the Spring). It's called Game Feast, and it kicks off this Fall.

The last game to be released in Game Feast will be Team Meat's indie-developed platformer Super Meat Boy on October 20. Big on difficulty and style, it's one of those XBLA titles you'd expect to love just from viewing a smattering of footage.  
 
The rest of the games to appear in Game Feast? According to Major Nelson, the block kicks off September 29 with Hydrophobia. Twisted Pixel's Comic Jumper will follow that on October 6, and the hotly-anticipated Pinball FX 2 will appear on October 13. A quick note about Pinball FX 2: it's not a game so much as a platform (and a free download as a result). If you're a proud owner of Pinbal FX 1, all your tables will import into the new game. Subsequent tables will be sold separately.
 

 Super Meat Boy looks crude, but it's great.
 
== TEASER ==News of Game Feast leaked out (before Microsoft had a chance to acknowledge its existence) when Team Meat blasted a radical promotional image to other blogs, showcasing the fact that its game was headlining the then-unannounced Fall series. There was also a Twitter announcement from Team Meat, too, but it seems as if that was pulled (via Joystiq). 
 


Ready to dive in to Game Feast?    
Edited by Redbullet685

yay
Edit: I already have gotten first. Sorry about that.
Edit 2: Sounds cool, but I am not sure about Comic Jumper being $15. (Ign article stated this)

Posted by ajamafalous

I can't wait for Super Meat Boy. 
 
 
 
Though I'm buying it on Steam.

Posted by ReyGitano

Makes me hungry

Posted by Cloudleet

This is awesome, I'm really hyped for Comic Jumper and Hydrophobia looks interesting

Posted by Landon

Comic Jumper looks cool
Hydrophobia looks interesting
Not really into pinball
Already played Super Meat Boy. Its pretty good.

Posted by shoddyrobot

It makes me happy that there is a demand for this kind of gaming still.

Posted by Scooper

Hydrophobia is coming out on XBLA? I feel like I've been hearing about that game on and off for a few years. Looking forward to it but I'll probably get the PC version if it's still coming out there.

Posted by NeoGecko

As a vegetarian I'm not sure how I feel about this. ... Hungry, defiantly hungry 

Posted by Yzzerdd

Great I guess quality downloadable games on Live can't come out now without being thrown into Microsoft's Gimmick Seasonal Events. Funny how the tagline for this pretty much implies that everything is worthless shit and Meatboy is what everyone really wants

Posted by _Horde

Awesome stuff!

Posted by FinalDasa

More awesome arcade games is always awesome 
Know what else would be awesome? 
If for the awesome $60 a year I'm paying just to access this stuff I got one of these awesome games for free or for a awesome discount 

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Posted by OldManLight

still no shadow complex sequel huh? sigh...oh well new dl games are good too.

Posted by Tregard

Super Meat boy will be a Steam purchase for me.

Posted by mrbasehart

Pinball FX is a pretty awesome video pinball game.  I'm just hoping it has more game-themed machines, or perhaps it's able to licence some of the more famous ones.

Posted by ErEl

Autumn.

Posted by MeatSim

Does this feast come with gravy?

Posted by YoungBuck

Super Meat Boy looks interesting.

Posted by scarace360

I hear super meat boy is made out of meat.

Posted by Rhaknar

wasnt meat boy a wii only game until this announcement? thats pretty cool, it looks good and i dont have a wii so :P

Posted by Cybexx

So the thing about Summer of Arcade was that not only was there a pack of cool games but every game was exclusive to 360 (At least for a bit) and if you bought all of them (Or 3 of them in the latest one) you would get some points back. So, is Super Meat Boy now on an exclusivity deal and the PC/Wii versions will be out later and is there any kind of deal for buying all of them?

Posted by George_Hukas

Meatwad?

Posted by DoctorWelch

WTF is super meat boy? Sound fucking awesome though.

Posted by PLWolf

Let me guess, they're going to be 1200 points too. except for FX2

Posted by Sin4profit
@mrbasehart said:
" Pinball FX is a pretty awesome video pinball game.  I'm just hoping it has more game-themed machines, or perhaps it's able to licence some of the more famous ones. "
this is what i'm hoping...if it's the Game Room of pinball tables, i'm sold. Pinball's like a quote from a movie about sex and pizza...in that even if it's bad it's still pretty good.
Posted by Tesla

I hate the name Game Feast.  Someone needs to work on that.

Posted by intoblivion
@OldManLight: Will be announced at E3 for Summer of Arcade release, gotta happen!
Posted by lunalicrichard

i'm waiting for comic jumper and pinball 2 . glad to see it's free ( pinball 2 that is ) and one can import the tables from 1 .
Posted by zombie2011

Block Party 
Summer of Arcade 
Game Feast 
(hope fully they do one for winter also.)

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Posted by NemoDat
@Cybexx:
I was wondering what the hook with Summer of Arcade was.
Posted by Sune_Slask

Looks kind of interesting.

Posted by fedorajay

Getting Pinball FX2 for sure. I hope they go GameRoom style and have you walk in a virtual arcade full of tables you bought, like the Williams collection that came out.

Posted by jakob187

HELL YES!  I love the promotional blocks, and all these games look fucking awesome!  Totally psyched about Hydrophobia and Comic Jumper, and this Super Meat Boy game is looking pretty cool too.

Posted by lordbazuco

= [ I can't afford all these games whyyyyyy. I'm just a high school kid and I'm already dropping +500. lol 

Posted by SpudBug

excited about all of these. Especially pinball fx 2. I loved the original pinball fx.

Posted by Deusoma

Hydrophobia's a downloadable game? I had no idea. Anyway, if it's as good as I hope it is, I'll still be getting it on the PSN instead. Game Feast was announced to draw attention away from the price increase. Screw that noise.

Posted by SumDeus

Goodbye money.

Posted by Kindrik

Can't wait for Meat Boy at this point.

Posted by fox01313

Glad that these are coming out soon as all 3 look awesome over the hit or miss summer of arcade. Sometime in the next couple months/fall too is the 2nd encounter of Serious Sam also :).

Posted by MrKlorox

Damn... Pinball FX got me thinking. Once LBP2 comes out, every single classic pinball table should be remade.

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Posted by thenoumenon

Nah, not really ready to dive in

Posted by Cramsy

That poster looks like a Metal show banner or something

Posted by LiquidSwords
@Cramsy said:
" That poster looks like a Metal show banner or something "
What kind of metal do you listen too? cause there's nothing metal about that banner
Posted by Cramsy
@LiquidSwords said:
" @Cramsy said:
" That poster looks like a Metal show banner or something "
What kind of metal do you listen too? cause there's nothing metal about that banner "  
I don't listen to metal (more of a hardcore fan) but just for technicality sake I just say metal. It has the big picture, text integrated into it and plenty of room for a list of bands at the bottom. 
 
Maybe an ad for a festival? How about that.
Posted by DharmaBum

Dammit Microsoft, where is Fez?

Posted by ch13696

So you're promoting a promotion? Sounds like not news.

Posted by marrec
@FinalDasa: You do get awesome discounts on great games with an XBL Gold account, that's how I get most of my XBLA games.
Posted by Circ
@Lebensbaum said:
" Dammit Microsoft, where is Fez? "
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Posted by Death_Unicorn

YESYESYESY!!

Posted by ComradeKhan
@OldManLight: I would definitely be down for a new Shadow Complex.
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