[Every week, sister weblog GamerBytes' editor Ryan Langley will be summing up the top console digital download news tidbits from the past 7 days, including brand new game announcements and scoops through the world of Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and WiiWare.]


This week has been announcement after announcement - it's getting a tad ridiculous. It's almost like there is too much going on! One thing is for sure - the future is certainly looking bright for downloadable console games, in terms of diversity -- there's a bit of everything for everyone.

Xbox Live Arcade

XBLA Threefer - Rocketbowl, Samurai Shodown II and Shotest Shogi Make The Scene
Three new XBLA releases this week, filling in a niche each. Rocketbowl actually looks like it could be good fun - it's like Bowling Golf. Samurai Shodown II will be gold for those who loved it back in the day, and Shotest Shogi is a great addition for someone looking for something a little different from chess. Two new expansions as well - new levels for Buku Sudoku and N+ this week.

Plain Sight - A New XNA Game Hoping To Get To Xbox Live Arcade
Upcoming developers Beatnik Games are hard at work at a new 3D platformer / beat-em-up called Plain Sight. Hopefully it'll make its way onto the Xbox Live Arcade.

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The King Of Fighters '98 Coming To Xbox Live Arcade
The classic SNK fighter is finally making its way onto the Xbox Live Arcade -- hopefully we can turn off any visual filtering they may add to it.

Shred Nebula Design Documents Released - See How To Get Your Game On Consoles
Crunchtime Games have released their design documents for last week's XBLA release, Shred Nebula. If you're an up and coming developer or just someone who wants to see how game design works, this is for you.

PlayStation Network

Guest Analysis: A Curmudgeon's Review Of Qore - Episode 04
Matt Matthews sits down to watch the entire episode of 'video magazine' Qore, now available on the PlayStation Network, and takes it apart to analyze what the most interesting tidbits are.

PSN Store Update - Madden Head Coach '09 For the US, Warhawk Expansion Set For Europe
Not a huge week for PSN releases - but NFL Head Coach is now available for download at the same time as retail. Is this the beginning of something bigger?

S├Âldner-X: Himmelsst├╝rmer Coming To North American PSN In October
Long time coming side scrolling shooter Soldner-X has got a date for North America - nice to see it finally coming out.

Lumines Supernova Announced For The PlayStation Network
Last week XBLA got the announcement of Meteos Wars from Q? - now the PSN will have the chance to finally play Lumines in this new variation of the excellent puzzler.


NA WiiWare Update: Secret Game Release - Groovin' Blocks
Groovin' Blocks was announced days before release. Usually this means a game will be quite poor - but this one actually looks good. It's Lumines meets Columns - drop blocks to the beat!

From The Creators Of Nanostray Comes Fun! Fun! Minigolf For WiiWare
Minigolf is making its way to WiiWare in fantastic fashion - Shin'en are always great when it comes to graphics on a limited platform.

Solve The Color Wheel - Liight Announced For WiiWare
Can't get enough puzzle games on WiiWare? Here, have another - Liight, a puzzle game about setting the right colors onto nodes is coming your way.