GATEKeeper says, "Last night I was at the Gladstone Hotel for some light snacks, a couple of drinks, and to check out new Xbox Live Arcade titles. I have to say, this far into the latest generation of consoles, there's no one even close to competing with what Xbox is doing with online games and the Arcade. It's not even remotely a contest.
There were a number of games to check out, including a couple that are already out. One of the big favourites was Boogie Bunnies, which stood out as one of the most popular and engrossing. Omega Five was also cool, although for those of us who are a bit more immature, there's something very wrong about the male character's canon.
But the big reason I was there was actually for a game called N+ that is coming out very, very soon. The game plays out like one of the classic games you would have once bought for your Comodore 64 - you control a little stick figure ninja who has to make his way across the screen without getting shot, blown up, or falling to your death. The game is a total blast, and fairly difficult, but the best part of playing is actually the death scenes. For instance, I hit a mine at one point, which sent body parts flying across the screen, setting off some other mines, and flinging body parts even further."