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A few weeks back we brought you word on a fun thing Microsoft Studios was in the process of doing. As you guys are well aware, those of you who maybe read my article “Microsoft’s ‘Arcade Next’ from a little over a month ago, Microsoft started releasing a series of Live Arcade games 3 weeks back. These games feature twice the maximum gamerscore (400, up from 200) which is expected to roll out to future Live Arcade games as well.

More information on tomorrow’s last event can be found below:

Microsoft Studios and Xbox LIVE are presenting the grand finale of their Arcade NEXT All-Stars live streaming event series this Wednesday at 6pm PST on Twitch.TV, when renowned gamer and YouTuber SeaNanners plays Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. SeaNanners, along with special guests, will play and give insight into the first-ever console edition of the game, and live viewers will have the opportunity to enter to win an Xbox signed by the creator of Minecraft, Markus ‘Notch’ Persson. To live stream the event, visit http://www.twitch.tv/xboxlivearcade

 
Make sure to tune in and check out SeaNanners take on Minecraft tomorrow!

Sometime tomorrow we will also be giving out a free code for Minecraft. Check out, and like, our Facebook Fan Page for more info on this and any further contests.

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Hey, we have some fun news for your guys, so sit down and listen (read, for those who are actually aware of what activity they are doing right now). As you guys are well aware, those of you who maybe read my article “Microsoft’s ‘Arcade Next’ from a few weeks back, Microsoft started releasing a series of Live Arcade games last week. These games feature twice the maximum gamerscore (400, up from 200) which is expected to roll out to future Live Arcade games as well.

Starting last week Microsoft Studios teamed up with a group of YouTube gamers, dubbed “Arcade NEXT All-Stars”, to have them host a series of live-streaming events each week for that weeks game release. Last week they had Olga Kay take on Trials Evolution, which can be found on Youtube. This weeks event, taking place tomorrow April 25th at 5PM PST on Twitch.TV, will have famous YouTube gamer Tobuscus take on Bloodforge.

More information on upcoming events can be found below:

Microsoft Studios Presents Arcade NEXT

Experience the next level of downloadable games with Arcade NEXT, a four-week promotion featuring the NEXT in Gamerscore, the NEXT in visual fidelity, and the NEXT in platform-defining gameplay! Beginning April 18, each Wednesday brings a new adventure with increased gamerscore and achievements.  For more information, and to purchase the games, visit: http://www.xbox.com/arcadenext

Trials Evolution

Available Now

Live event hosted by Olga Kay

Bust out of the warehouse into an outdoor world of night and day, curved driving lines and spectacular scenery. Build your own tracks with the in-game editor or download challenging tracks created by other players. Customize your rider and grab Trials Evolution for the next generation of motorcycle racing games!

Bloodforge

Available April 25

Live event hosted by Tobuscus Wednesday, April 25 at 5pm PST on Twitch.TV

With a brutal combat system, stunning art style and a deeply compelling story, Bloodforge sends you into battle. Slaughter hordes of demonic soldiers, deformed worshippers and the gods themselves with Rage Kills, Rune Attacks and Weapon Combos. Seal Crom’s fate in this dark, visceral story.

Fable Heroes

Available May 2

Live Event Hosted By Katers17 Wednesday, May 2 at 5pm PST on Twitch.TV

This action-packed, hack-and-slash adventure delivers a fresh spin on the Fable franchise with a unique art style and gameplay that takes playful competition to the next level. Whether on the couch or playing co-op on Xbox LIVE, work together to defeat enemies and collect gold coins.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Available May 9

Live Event Hosted By Seananners Wednesday, May 9 at 5pm PST on Twitch.TV

The infinite possibilities of Minecraft just got bigger, bringing the phenomenal experience to a game console for the first time. The Arcade version includes an innovative new crafting interface, natural controller movements, plus local and online muiltiplayer modes.

Make sure to tune in tomorrow to check out Tobuscus playing Bloodforge live on Twitch.TV.

Sometime tomorrow we will also be giving out a free code for Bloodforge. Check out, and like, our Facebook Fan Page for more info on this and any further contests.

Microsoft’s ‘Arcade Next’

This morning Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson), Director of Programming for Xbox Live, announced in his blog Xbox Live’s new initiative: Arcade Next. Plans were announced earlier in the week in regards to expanding the Xbox Live Arcade to allow new games to have double the possible achievement points and achievements.

Today they made the announcement of what games will be launching from Microsoft Studios under this initiative. The games start rolling out on April 18th and will release each week through May 9th. The slate of games are as follows:

TRIALS EVOLUTION, April 18 for 1200 Microsoft Points
“Trials Evolution” is on every front, the next dimension of the smash-hit, award-winning “Trials HD.” Bust out of the warehouse into an outdoor world of night and day, curved driving lines, and spectacular scenery. Multiplayer comes alive in your living room or on Xbox LIVE. Build your own tracks with the in-game editor or download those of any other player from the new Track Central. Customize your bike and rider with awesome gear and unique parts, enjoy innovative skill games, try ghost racing, beat your friends’ scores and more! Don’t miss the madness!

BLOODFORGE, April 25 for 1200 Microsoft Points
With a brutal combat system, stunning art style, and a deeply compelling story, “Bloodforge” empowers you to slaughter hordes of demonic soldiers, deformed worshippers, and the gods themselves, using ferocious Rage Kills, devastating Rune attacks, and furious Weapon Combos. Help seal Crom’s fate – and the fate of the rest of the world – in this dark, visceral story of revenge, betrayal, and destiny.

FABLE HEROES, May 2 for 800 Microsoft Points
“Fable Heroes” is an action-packed, hack-and-slash adventure built for Xbox LIVE Arcade. It delivers a fresh spin on the “Fable” franchise with a unique art style and gameplay that takes playful competition to the next level. Whether on the couch or using Xbox LIVE, up to four players work together to defeat enemies while also competing with one another to collect gold coins and level up. Precious gold collected in Fable Heroes can be imported into the forthcoming Kinect title, Fable: The Journey, providing players with a valuable head start from day one.

MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION, May 9 for 1600 Microsoft Points
The infinite possibilities in “Minecraft” just got bigger. “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” brings the global phenomenon to console gamers for the first time. The Xbox LIVE Arcade version of the game features an innovative new crafting interface, natural controller movements, a full Tutorial mode to teach the basics and for the first time in “Minecraft,” split-screen multiplayer as well as over Xbox LIVE.

They also released the following trailer:

Now my thoughts on this whole ‘Arcade Next’ initiative is nothing but positive. There is no downside that I can see with Xbox Live Arcade games having more achievables. It doesn’t hurt that I was already excited for both Fable Heroes and Minecraft’s appearance on Xbox Live.

What are your thoughts on ‘Arcade Next’? What do you think of the launch titles? Let us know in the comments below. Also take our poll and let us know which game(s) you are most excited for.

Source: Announcing ‘Arcade Next’ (Major Nelson)