Geoffrey Long
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Xbox Live Arcade: Microsoft's real trojan horse.

Some people get all excited by flashy titles like Gears of War, but I'm convinced that the real hidden goldmine in the next-gen systems are games like Castle Crashers from The Behemoth (the same guys who did Alien Hominid). As soon as I saw the footage from PAX, I knew this was a game I desperately wanted to have – it's a serious throwback to the old four-person button-mashing days of TMNT and the arcade X-Men games. Dude. Duuuude. Talon, if you're reading this, it's on.

Also, the big game news this morning is that the Nintendo Wii is set to drop on November 19th with a price tag of $250 and the new The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be one of its launch titles. Time to start saving those nickels and clearing some space in my schedule – because Nintendo's own "virtual console" will provide classic games for $5, $8 or $10, depending on which old console the game was originally published for, and that alone will suck up whole weekends. Oh, yes. Bring it on.

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