Need More MS Points, Stat!

Between the No Doubt "Singles" album coming out on RB2 tomorrow and Wednesday's release of necessary-download Meteos Wars on XBLA, this is going to be a costly week for those of us peddling in the currency of Xboxdom. Meteos was one of my favorite puzzle games on the Nintendo DS and is a definite play for anyone who enjoys games like Tetris, Bejeweled, or, well, any other game in the falling-blocks category.

Read about it on Eurogamer here.

Also, I just want to take a moment to encourage everyone to check out the Community Games page on the NXE marketplace on their Xbox, particularly the game Blow. Don't even bother with the free trial, just pony up the 400 points and get it. It's the most relaxing, soothing, and utterly beautiful game you might ever play. It's better than many of the full-blown XBLA titles, only it's a part of the XNA service.

The object of the game is to place fans around the area to blow bubbles across the map to an exit. You can adjust the angle, speed, and temperature of the air (to make the bubbles rise and fall) of the fans and get points for being as efficient as possible. All the while an absolutely beautiful soundtrack is playing in the background with a new track for every level. It's a fantastic little game and it's only flaw is that NXE games don't have Achievements. When they're this good, I have no idea why not.

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