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Xbox Live Summer of Arcade '12 Prices, Dates Revealed

Video games will come to your Xbox 360 console this summer. Here are the dates you may purchase them on, and the prices you may pay for them.

Neo-pagan idol Dave Lang, pictured because we can't mention Wreckateer without showing a picture of Dave Lang.
Neo-pagan idol Dave Lang, pictured because we can't mention Wreckateer without showing a picture of Dave Lang.

The summer solstice is very nearly upon us. That is, of course, the longest day of the year, which has traditionally been celebrated by a variety of European and pagan cultures via fertility festivals and bonfires dating back centuries. Microsoft is not a culture (probably the opposite, really), but even the Xbox 360 maker is getting in on the celebration by dressing up its Summer of Arcade 2012 lineup in its best virginal whites, and writing out the release dates and prices in beautiful flower arrangements. This offering, meant to appease the neo-pagan goddess of sorcery, sex, and downloadable console games, also happens to act as a useful tool for announcing the aforementioned prices and release dates. Here they are, in non-floral form:

While I personally would probably rather celebrate the solstice by lighting bonfires or feasting for days, I must admit I am excited to get my hands on a couple of those titles. Especially Tony Hawk and Deadlight. Any in there that you plan to pick up? And while we're at it, what neo-pagan rituals do you plan to engage in during this Midsummer celebration week? Share with the group! Unless it involves nudity, in which case maybe just keep it to yourself.

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