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Published on January 20th, 2008 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

Undertow Free for Five Days

Have you talked to any Xbox Live gamers lately about the outage that happened over the holidays? If you have I’m sure you heard many mumbles, grumbles, and possibly even bloodcurdling screams of rage. That’s what happens when a service never known to have been brought down falls under the weight of too many new users at once.

The service is back to decent levels now, but with the official Xbox Live forums fuming and a lawsuit being dropped on Microsoft, gamers were obviously less than enthused about the outage.

Lucky for us XBL gamers, we’ll be getting a free game out of the deal. Marc Whitten updated gamers on recently:

We’re pleased to announce that from 2:00 a.m. PST Wednesday, January 23, 2008 through 11:59 p.m. PST, Sunday, January 27, 2008 you can download the full version of the recent Xbox LIVE Arcade game, Undertow free of charge.

A lot of gamers will likely fume about not getting the XBLA title of their choosing, but Undertow seems like a pretty good game to get for free.

There’s no way I’m going to pass this one up, so consider this your notice. Download Undertow some time between Wednesday and Sunday. I will be.

What do you think? Is Undertow a good enough Xbox Live Arcade title to justify the outage? If not, which game do you think would be a better choice?

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Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

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