This week on Arcade: Puzzle Quest: Galactrix and Flock!

Puzzle Quest: Galactrix (1600 points) and Flock! (1200 points) will be released this Wednesday as part of our Days of Arcade promotion.



  • Beluvius

    Looks like I will only buy “Deals of the week” in the future. I will not support this new pricing strategy from MS. MS, you have lost another sale. Already the third lost sale during these disappointing “(rip-off) Days of Arcade”…


  • Danowat32

    @T360UK CHIEF

    I like that idea, might have to have a crack at doing that myself.


  • Marchantia

    For those who are interested who sets the price:

    They “agreed” – so blame both: MS and the developer


  • Indigo0086

    I’m glad it’s almost unanimous that this pricing scheme is pretty outrageous. It’s a shame because this game looks pretty good. But the price is too much. Arcade games used to be where you went for well priced games, not pricing you because you MIGHT buy it.


  • MyJewlzHurt

    Again, no sale here either.


  • VILIUS169

    sorry too expensive.i cant afford it at this time


  • KMetalmind

    I wish Lode Runner doesn´t become 1600, because I really want that one 😦


  • Warrengonline

    If you’re a ‘seller’ what would you do when many well-known businesses start to go extinct or on the verge of it, competition really doesn’t seem to be up to par (Nintendo’s Wii and Sony’s PS3) and you have opened a door of pandora (XNA) for the good of things. I know some high prices when I see them, but at times some things (Castle Crashers) were worth the price to me. As long as we keep buying ‘all is good’. I do not complain, I’ll point out what I do not like. Some games are not worth their price, but yet many people buy them. Keep that in mind.

    For the LAST TIME, I’M FIRST in line for Killer Instinct! Now if it is Killer Instinct Gold or Killer Instinct X comes out first, sure go ahead, be my guest. I’ve been waiting on a Killer Instinct since that terrible KI Gold – man the sprite animation truly s-u-c-ks. And yes, I have both in my collection – SNES and N64. IF I had to put a price on it – I want a ‘true’ to arcade version, with all the old bugs and glitches (especially the rooftop TJ Combo Ultra Combo glitch I’ve never seen that since its glory days in the arcade when I was in high school), a 12 man tournament lobby so that we winners/losers can see the ongoing fights (no voice chat during tourneys), a true ranking skill set on manual combo and auto combos and possible a match up arcade like in SFIV (on off). I’d gladly fork over $80 for the disc as the Limited Editions of games lately are geared toward ‘you didn’t know any better did you’ types which = me. 😦 and my DSi….(sigh).. Peggle Dual Shot (DS game, not DSi) not as sweet as Xbox Live’s (graphics, sounds, controls) but just as addictive AND portable.


  • Warrengonline

    @T360UK CHIEF
    The ONLY promise I made to myself was to ALWAYS play the trial BEFORE purchase. Paranoid, I even played The Dishwasher for 1 minute in trial, THEN bought it, JUST in case the ‘fun’ had been removed. It was still intact, purchase. To go with it the 120GB HDD, until the price get to a ‘respectable’ consumer price, I will not buy one. I’m not being negative, but I was hurt a bit when everyone was shouting they had a 20GB HD, but yet formatted with NONE of my games or videos mine always read 13GB. I felt like I bought a three bedroom house and the third bedroom was the garage. So, as I delete completed games, ehhh, I can wait.


  • nastyswan

    Hey, at least this region gets it for 800 ms points.


  • Whet Wetty

    So… the total cost for new games this week is $35 on XBLA? Chingame!

    I would have snatched up Flock at 800MSP. The game looks interesting, but not 1200 MSP interesting.

    I bought Braid at 1200MSP and loved it. I bought Penny Arcade at 1600MSP and hated it. Price increases do not guarantee quality games. It’s especially annoying that there is no guaranteed price drop system on XBLA (since there’s not form of competition you monopolistic money grubbers). Penny Arcade at 800MSP is a slap in the face. If they would allow devs to drop pricing after a few months, I wouldn’t complain. The way I see it, I got Dark Sector at Newegg for $10 and that is a way more developed game than Flock. I can wait for the next “Deal of the Week” promo when Capcom and MS feel a little less greedy.

    BTW: Is this the end of 400MSP games? I know you ran out of retro titles to p1mp, but surely you can find something to run a promotion on?


  • Wormboy74

    1200 Points for Flock?? Come on, I really was expecting 800 for this title! I don´t believe that MS is really trying to raise the prices for all Arcade titles!

    I wanted to buy specific games from the days of arcade and bought me some points, thinking that the games would be 800 and now I am screwed!

    First no Dishwasher in Germany on day of release and now these prices….MS is really screwing Arcade up.

    Great work!


  • Shonk

    Another 2 games I WONT be buying

    keep up the good work ms



    Major, I thought there would have been a a bit more publicity over this week releases as this week marks the 200th XBLA game release.


  • Nex Antonius

    I’m still buying Flock, because I actually like to SUPPORT developers.


  • I Super Sambo I

    They are cheaper than Steam, yet people are still calling them overpriced?

    You havent even played them yet, how do you know that they will be overpriced?

    Also FFS, 400 MS points is about £3. Is that really too much to spend extra?


  • Bool Zero

    Flock seems worth the price to me. I demo’d it a few months back on PSN through Qore and it was an excellent game and seems a steal at $15. While I would love the pricing to be lower I think that it is a well deserved price for the quality and fun factor of the game judging just by my time with the demo alone. So they will get my money.

    On the otherhand, I have PQ: Galatrix for the DS and was sadly disappointed with it compared to the great original. The charm and fun is far removed and while the concept works n paper they just seemed to fall flat in execution with this title so buying it for XBLA is a pass for me. The game really lacks that something special that the original had in spades.

    Complain all we want about these prices, at least we get to actually demo each game. You don’t always have that luxury on the other systems…


  • TeakLocket

    Are the games any good?


  • TruRAV3N

    Holy crap! Whats with these prices!!??


  • Ai Kago

    1600 points for a glorified FLASH game, that is pretty mediocre.


  • LittleBlueAlien

    Game: Yes.
    Price: No.


  • El Gran Rabo

    Its definitly to expansiv, first you must buy a Harddrive thats overpriced and now the Arcade Games to, Thats realy bad.


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