October 12th 2009 2:00 pm PT

This week on Arcade: Axel & Pixel and Sam & Max Season 2


Axel & Pixel (800 points) and Sam & Max Season 2 (1600 points) will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday.


Arcade By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • SarsInMars

    Sweet. Sign me up for S&M 2!

  • Ark Hunter

    We’ll see on Axel & Pixel. Kind of a puzzle game of sorts?

  • Dannyb0yUK

    Arghhhhhh how much longer for Serious Sam?

  • Rlan

    Sam & Max Season 2 BEFORE the second Wallace & Gromit Episode? What in the world is going on here?

  • Snucki


  • darkjester74

    Huzzah for S&M 2!!! :D

  • ibelievein93x

    I want Plants Vs Zombies!

  • VermilionFR

    Come on, the pc version of Sam and Max is better. Playing with the controller is so boriiiiiiiiiiiing.

  • El Cid

    I also can’t wait for Serious Sam HD – it was announced as a “late summer” release.

  • Kn0kkelmann

    Huzzah for Axel & Pixel!!! :D

  • KP ScuzzyBunny

    Was it the controller that made the first one so boring? I thought it was the game!

  • Lanmanna

    @KP ScuzzyBunny
    Says the person who has SW: the Clone Wars on their games?

  • VermilionFR

    Agree with Lanmanna. BTW Axel & Pixel can’t wait for it :)

  • KMetalmind

    Woho! Sam & Max Season 2!!!

    Now bring Wallace & Gromit 2, 3 & 4 too!!

  • Alex Atkin UK


    I hope we don’t suddenly get an announcement that Sam & Max is not coming out after all, like they did with Wallace & Gromit.

  • fake0815

    There is an official announcement at the Telltale Blog, that Sam & Max Season 2 is coming this Wednesday on XBLA. So chances are high we can get our hands on Sam & Max.

    Sadly the Wallace & Gromit release date is announced as “sometime in November”.

  • bknight2k

    What ever happend to Wallace & Gromit?
    They is no way i will ever buy anything from Telltale games again after this level of support for the 360 user base.

  • MAJBrown

    Aaaahhhh!!! Where is Panzer General: Allied Assault?

  • Rick Dias PK

    bknight2k: I’m hoping they needed and took extra QA time. Episode 1 on the 360 was unacceptably buggy (yes, it could be played to completion, but it was entirely possible to render it unwinnable and force you to start over or reload from a much earlier save), so if they’re making sure this one works well, I’m all for it. I thought the series was well enough on PC, and would have honestly enjoyed episode 1 on 360 if not for the technical problems I hit.

  • Exu

    Too much. I won Sam and Max Season 1 and I can safely say it isn’t worth 1600. Added to that, season 2 is an episode shorter! 1200 would suit it far better.

  • Sly Jon

    Am I the only one who found Sam & Max to be boring & stupid? Add the 1600 price tag & it makes it just a comedy

  • metallicorphan

    sam and max season 1 was very unfunny,very disappointing…out for this one….still waiting for Wallace and Gromit 2!!!!

  • doomsoth

    S&M is great and if your PC sucks then it’s worth getting on XBLA–nice they dropped the price from $30 too.

  • Fingleberries

    Yay for Sam & Max… I know it might not be everyones cup of tea, particularly if you’re not too familiar with old school gaming. I found the first one brilliant fun – brought back memories of the originals. (ok, it wasn’t without it’s flaws, like there were slow bits as you were walking from one place to the next … still it was quicker than a Mass Effect elevator :)).

  • davidkenobi

    This Axel&Pixel makes me curious. So weird/nice design

  • wolfzero01

    its too bad Sam & Max costs 1600 points as I enjoyed the first one, I’ve got too many games I want to get right now, guess I’ll wait for it to be the deal of the week

  • Jonah Falcon

    Axel & Pixel seems to be an adventure game platformer, with a ton of minigames (ie. quicktime events at one point). Braid’s had a huge influence on games lately; Lucidity and this are evidence of that.