Minecraft, Trials Evolution, Fable Heroes, And Bloodforge Have Dates, Prices

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Brad has requested a full week off work to invest in hating himself while playing Trials Evolution.
Brad has requested a full week off work to invest in hating himself while playing Trials Evolution.

Update: As pointed out by some others, there have been 1600 Microsoft Points priced games in the past, including Sam & Max episodes and that, uh, let's say questionable Watchmen game.

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Sans Alan Wake, Microsoft’s slate of Xbox Live Arcade releases for the recent House Party promotion were a bit underwhelming, but I’m already feeling better about the next one: Arcade Next.

Okay, so maybe the name’s terrible, but the games sounds pretty good: Trials Evolution, Minecraft, Fable Heroes, and Bloodforge.

There are a couple of firsts happening with Arcade Next, too. Minecraft, unless I’m mistaken, is the first game to charge $20 (1600 Microsoft Points) on Xbox Live Arcade, and all of them will allow you to earn up to 400 points. Yeah, buddy, 400.

  • Trials Evolution (1200 Microsoft Points / $15) -- April 18
  • Bloodforge (1200 Microsoft Points / $15) -- April 25
  • Fable Heroes (800 Microsoft Points / $10) -- May 2
  • Minecraft: Xbox Edition (1600 Microsoft Points / $20) -- May 9

One of the big selling points for Minecraft has been Kinect support, but that's coming in a patch after release.

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#1  Edited By patrickklepek
Brad has requested a full week off work to invest in hating himself while playing Trials Evolution.
Brad has requested a full week off work to invest in hating himself while playing Trials Evolution.

Update: As pointed out by some others, there have been 1600 Microsoft Points priced games in the past, including Sam & Max episodes and that, uh, let's say questionable Watchmen game.

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Sans Alan Wake, Microsoft’s slate of Xbox Live Arcade releases for the recent House Party promotion were a bit underwhelming, but I’m already feeling better about the next one: Arcade Next.

Okay, so maybe the name’s terrible, but the games sounds pretty good: Trials Evolution, Minecraft, Fable Heroes, and Bloodforge.

There are a couple of firsts happening with Arcade Next, too. Minecraft, unless I’m mistaken, is the first game to charge $20 (1600 Microsoft Points) on Xbox Live Arcade, and all of them will allow you to earn up to 400 points. Yeah, buddy, 400.

  • Trials Evolution (1200 Microsoft Points / $15) -- April 18
  • Bloodforge (1200 Microsoft Points / $15) -- April 25
  • Fable Heroes (800 Microsoft Points / $10) -- May 2
  • Minecraft: Xbox Edition (1600 Microsoft Points / $20) -- May 9

One of the big selling points for Minecraft has been Kinect support, but that's coming in a patch after release.

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#2  Edited By morningstar

Lots of stuff.

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#3  Edited By matthamilton

Very cool

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#4  Edited By rjayb89

I WANT TRIALS EVOLUTION ALL OVER MY FACE

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#6  Edited By thellama042

If Fable Heroes is actually 800 MS Points, then it's $10.

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#7  Edited By transience

if memory serves, there was a Watchmen game that was $20 a few years ago.

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#8  Edited By MikkaQ

Puzzle Quest Galactrix and Sam & Max, and I think maybe one other XBLA game was priced at 1600 before.

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#9  Edited By Winternet

Naming conventions are on a new low.

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#10  Edited By Tylea002

I feel it should be formatted thusly: arcade NEXT!

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#11  Edited By YOUNGLINK

@rjayb89 said:

I WANT TRIALS EVOLUTION ALL OVER MY FACE

I NEED TRIALS ALL OVER MY FACE!

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#12  Edited By Goldanas

@thellama042 said:

If Fable Heroes is actually 800 MS Points, then it's $10.

It's Microsoft's funny-money points system at play, throwing the consumer off. The demeaning and insulting system has scored a point today against Patrick.

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#13  Edited By Gargantuan

I will definitely buy Trials Evolution. Loved Trials HD. I even got gold medal on all the Extreme tracks.

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#14  Edited By ZZoMBiE13

NEED TRIALS!

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#15  Edited By okand

The Penny-Arcade game was 1600 points I believe.

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#16  Edited By YOUNGLINK

@NuclearMusic said:

Breaking Brad: Trials Evolution

This is a beautiful idea. GB, plz make it happen!

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#18  Edited By damswedon

Bloodforge.

BLOOD-FORGE

That is like the name of a fake table top RPG in Dethklok.

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#19  Edited By onan

@Tylea002 said:

I feel it should be formatted thusly: arcade NEXT!

Yeah, I've either played these or have no interest in them. NEXT!

I hope for their sake they have the sense to go into the indiecade and pull all of the Minecraft clones that are available for a dollar or something, it makes the $20 asking price absolutely ridiculous, especially for a sandbox game with no actual campaign or goal.

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#20  Edited By RecallBerserk

Lol at first ever 1600 point game when google alone shows you otherwise. News at its finest...

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#21  Edited By Scodiac

I'm gonna get Trials. That multitplayer looks like some serious fun.

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#22  Edited By kalmis

Trials Evolution will be day-one purchase

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#23  Edited By zombie2011

These all look pretty great. However i have no interest in Minecraft so i'll skip that one.

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#24  Edited By valiantgrizzly

I'm kind of pumped for Minecraft on Xbox, I don't know why. I could've played it on the PC, but never did. Now I'll just play it this way.

Also, Trials.

Also, 400 points a game. That's kinda cool.

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#25  Edited By Autechresaint

$20 for Minecraft on the Xbox seems a little too much..

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#26  Edited By Pabba

Was looking forward to Minecraft, but $20 is probably too high a price. Will wait and see how it pans out.

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#27  Edited By Dethfish

APRIL 18TH!!!! Bring it!

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#28  Edited By ShuaReborn

I got a chance to play Trials at GDC this year and damn was it fun. Felt great like the last one, and the local multi-player is crazing fun. Blowing up your bike to launch yourself into first place at the finish line, netting the win is fun that just wasn't getting old.

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#29  Edited By MildMolasses

I believe the actual first game to go for $20/1600msp was the first Penny Arcade game

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#30  Edited By mrsmiley

Minecraft on Xbox is $10 cheaper than the PC version. I don't see how that's not fair.

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Trials: Breaking Brad edition please.

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#33  Edited By xyzygy

Bloodforge looks extremely promising. I've been following it ever since it's reveal and I love the concept of it - hopefully it'll turn out good.

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#34  Edited By mcmax3000

@okand said:

The Penny-Arcade game was 1600 points I believe.

Yeah, the first one was. The second episode dropped down to 1,200.

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#35  Edited By mcmax3000

@mrsmiley said:

Minecraft on Xbox is $10 cheaper than the PC version. I don't see how that's not fair.

Thank you. I'm glad somebody else said it.

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#36  Edited By mbr2

@xobballox said:

Trials: Breaking Brad edition please.

YES

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#37  Edited By DarthB

@NuclearMusic said:

Breaking Brad: Trials Evolution

Yes!! 8 hour live marathon!!

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#38  Edited By Cybexx

Every XBLA release is a special event! And when everything is special, everything is special!

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#39  Edited By MeatSim

The only thing that's got my attention here is Trials Evolution.

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#40  Edited By louiedog

A ton of people, including myself, have been debunking the apparently very common misconception that Minecraft is the first 1600 msp game on the service. One would think that if you had to type something like, "unless I'm mistaken," into a news article you'd go ahead and spend 3 minutes with google to fact check yourself.

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#41  Edited By Peanut

Why exactly is the name terrible? Seems like your typical promotional name? It's fitting, at least. These are the next Arcade games to be released. Do we really need to complain about something as small as the name of a promotion now? Get SOME kind of dig in on everything? Is knowing we've got some neat games coming down the pipeline not enough? Could I use any more question marks? The answer is yes?

Also, I think the Sam & Max seasons are 1,600 points.

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#42  Edited By cloneslayer

i spy a typo!

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#43  Edited By laserbolts

Patrick it takes no effort to look up something if you're not sure about it. Makes you look super lazy. Read over these articles before you put them up too Jesus.

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#44  Edited By Ravenlight

I wonder if there will be a Minecraft-edition Xbox on which I can play Minecraft: Xbox Edition. I'll just leave this here.

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#45  Edited By winsord

1600 is definitely worth it for Minecraft if it's your kind of game, but I think I'm contempt with my PC version.

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#46  Edited By spankingaddict

@YOUNGLINK said:

@NuclearMusic said:

Breaking Brad: Trials Evolution

This is a beautiful idea. GB, plz make it happen!

Brad wants this too happen . We can quote him on this :D

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#47  Edited By ThePilgrums

@Autechresaint said:

$20 for Minecraft on the Xbox seems a little too much..

You're aware it's $30 on PC/Mac now, right?

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#48  Edited By Skald

That Fable game looks pretty questionable.

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#49  Edited By dvorak

If you are constantly running a promotion, is it really a promotion?

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#50  Edited By Dan_CiTi

I cannot believe they are not doing promotion for Skullgirls...

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