Top 21 XBLCG from XNA roundup

This week Nick does a round up of the 21 best XBLCG, there are a couple of titles that could have made the list, but over all if you are wondering where to start with XBLCG this is fantastci viewing

XNA Roundup #20 Weapon of Choice, Blow, Carneyvale: Showtime

This week on XNA Roundup we travel back in time to review some of the best early community games. We look at Weapon of Choice, Blow and Carneyvale: Showtime. now has Xbox Live Community Games picks on the Dashboard

The Xbox Dashboard now has picks of the XBLCG that they are currently recommending that you try. You can find it in the Community Games Channel.

Here are there current picks

ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition
Bomb Disposal Expert
Drum XPlosion
Weapon of Choice
Oh Snap

You can download a free demo of these games at

Xbox Live Marketplace last week


Fable II See the Future expansion ($7; free version available for limited co-op) with quests, costumes, items and a new combat arena

Arcade: Star Trek: D·A·C ($10) and Texas Cheat’em ($10)

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 Packs 1-3 (all free) adds missions

Guitar Hero World Tour Pop Rock Track Pack ($5.50 or $2 each) with “Everything’s Magic” by Angels & Airwaves, “So What” by P!nk and “Stop and Stare” by OneRepublic

Rock Band/Rock Band 2 Social Distortion Pack 01 ($5.50 or $2 each) with “Bad Luck,” “Ring of Fire” and “Story of My Life” and tracks ($2 each) “Radio Radio” by Elvis Costello, “Stricken” and “Stupify” by Disturbed and “Black Friday” and “My Old School” by Steely Dan

Lips tracks ($2 each) “Clocks” by Coldplay, “You Get What You Give” by The New Radicals and “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors

Community Games (usually $2.50-$10 each): Chalked, Clover, Iris, Jammer, Jonny Crush, Math Sniper 3D, Pellmell, QuadTrix, Reflex Turbo 3, Ring of Fire, A Robots Conundrum and Trino

Game Videos: Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Star Trek: D·A·C and Virtua Tennis 2009

Themes: Onechanbara Bikini Samurai Squad ($2 each) and Wendy’s (free)

Pictures: Fable II See the Future (free; enters you in sweepstakes), Konsole Kingz ($1) and Wendy’s (free; one enters you in sweepstakes)

Last weeks Xbox Live Community Games 18th May ’09


If you are interested in any of the games you can click on the picture to download a free demo.

Race to the finish with over 30 fast paced levels. Ultra Dual X Racer offers up to 8 players in teams of two or 4 players of multitasking fun. Maximize the challenge, by controlling 2 cars at the same time dodging through different obstacles and be the first to dash through the finish line. Does your mind have what it takes to drive 2 cars at the same time?

Description:Have questions that need answers? Try Mystic Orb! Our magical crystal ball will answer all of your life’s questions without hesitation or bias.

Description:Reflex Turbo 3 offers 3 fun addicting games that will keep you coming back for more. With up to 4 players of nonstop entertainment in all 3 games. Test your speed and reflex or cooperate to survive in an endless action packed shooter. Challenge your non gaming family/friends and show them the benefits you’ve received from years of gaming.

Description:Jammer is an innovative rhythm game in which player’s actions affect musical arrangements. It features ten original music tracks, and is playable with standard gamepads and guitar controllers.

Description:Iris is an intuitive Media Player and Music Visualizer for your Xbox 360. It features 10 unique customizable music visualizers, along with access to your Media Library on your Xbox 360 and on your Windows PC using Windows Media Connect. Pick your favorite songs, then sit back and enjoy the show.

Description:Jonny Crush is a full-out 3D first-person shooter, filled with intense bug-killing action. Experience the thrill of taking down swarms of up to one-thousand bugs in a single level. Unlock your weapons on a point-based system, as well as having the opportunity to be one of the top ten players in the world. The combos you make with your guns are limitless.

Description:An Original Shootemup. Run Pellmell down the training corridors shooting and avoiding the Training Droids. Packed full of features. More than 100 levels. Awards, Highscores, Story, Cooperative play. Lots of Aliens and Unique playfield control. How High can you score and how many levels can you fight your way through?

Save the city… or destroy it! Play as the hero and save the city by calling in tips, surrounding suspect buildings, and running down the bad guys. Or choose to destroy the city by avoiding the patrolling heroes and setting bombs inside the buildings – leveling the city building by building.

Description:TRINO, an evolving alien, must escape the NANITES, an insidious nano-robot swarm, that have imprisoned trino for his powers! Use TRINO’s powerful TRIANGLE TRAP to defeat the Nanites and break free from their Laser Prison! Evade, outsmart and destroy over 10 types of deadly enemies! Evolve for more power! Over 40 challenging levels! Live scoreboard! Save trino! Only on xbox community games!

Description: You have just invested in a MAIS (Machine. Artificial. Intelligence. System) This new type of robot has many skills. Its main function is to safely get cargo through hostile environments! 30 levels in the campaign mode.15 multiplayer battle levels.Play the campaign with a friend in co-op mode or battle it out in Vs mode.Level Editor.

Last weeks Xbox Live Community Game releases 11th April ’09

All user approval ratings correct at the time of publishing – Approval ratings based on the numer of users who would recommend you try the game.

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XNA Roundup #16 Tank Strike, A Great Easter Egg Hunt

Episode 16 brings you reviews of 2 new community games on the xbox 360, Tank Strike and A Great Easter Egg Hunt. Also, find out how you can win some awesome xbox gear including: You’re in the Movies, Gears of War 2 and a Rock Band t-shirt! Good luck! ”