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Published on June 29th, 2011 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor

Jump in to Summer Love on the Xbox LIVE Arcade

Ahh, the lazy days of summer. Or is it daze of summer? It might all depend where you are spending it and what you are doing. If you happen to have a controller in your hand and are avoiding the high temperatures that your climate may have to offer, chances are you want to spend it button mashing and keeping clear of a sun burn.

Not to worry, hopping on over the the Xbox LIVE Arcade in your dashboard will have some fine lookin’ deals to satisfy all types of skills. What better way to get the beach ball rolling than with some deals on some XBLA titles? The kick off for the Xbox LIVE Summer of Arcade showcases five titles that should at the least keep your video game brain staying the same and your vacation anything but plain.

Crimson Alliance will also be breaking on to the Xbox LIVE Arcade September 7th, 2011. If you purchase all of the Summer Arcade titles, you will receive a code for Crimson Alliance with three characters for U.S. Free.99!

Bastion (July 20 – 1200 Microsoft Points)
Take control of a character known as The Kid, who is thrust into a world that has literally collapsed around him. He must now construct a safe haven and build a new world from the remnants of the past. The game features lush and imaginative artwork as well as an innovative reaction system that responds to your actions in real time throughout the adventure.

From Dust (July 27 – 1200 Microsoft Points)
Immerse yourself in a world as exotically beautiful as it is dangerous! Control the destiny of a primitive tribe against the backdrop of a world in constant evolution—a universe where mighty Nature reclaims what is hers, and your mastery of the elements is your people’s only hope of survival …

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (August 3 – 1200 Microsoft Points)
Experience a captivating adventure set in a unique, rich and insanely twisted world, blending exploration, intense shooter action, and puzzle-solving with gorgeous visuals and rich story telling in a Hollywood-quality presentation. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet draws you into an epic journey full of surprises, danger and wonder.

Fruit Ninja Kinect (August 10 – 800 Microsoft Points)
The worldwide gaming phenomenon Fruit Ninja has now arrived for Kinect! Your arms are now blades, and the epic battle against the world’s most delicious produce is just beginning. Fruit Ninja Kinect is an amazing evolution of the slice-em-up genre created by Halfbrick, using next-gen power for the juiciest combat ever. Fruit Ninja Kinect includes all the action you know and love with precision control — along with special features exclusive to Kinect.

Toy Soldiers: Cold War (August 17 – 1200 Microsoft Points)
The Cold War is decided when eighties-era action toys come alive and wage war! Toy Soldiers: Cold War blends intense first person combat with addictive action strategy, whether you’re scrapping solo or jumping into the fray with friends.

Check out our original Toy Soldiers review!

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I am Greg, aka LaWiiG. Thanks for coming to take a look around! Retro is the way to go! Do yourself a favor and show love by playing retro games.

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