This week’s Xbox Live Update blast from the past is the Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. The Great Giana Sisters first battled evil in the 1980s, with a game that looked a lot like Super Mario Bros. The similarities were so great the game retailers pulled the game from shelves. It went on to become a collectors’ item. The sisters are back in a new, dream bending adventure.
Your character can change from innocent looking to rebellious, unlocking different powers with each persona. Changing the character changes the level itself, including the soundtrack. This time, it doesn’t look like anyone will confuse them with Mario and Luigi. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is 1200 Microsoft Points. ($15)
Alien Spidy chronicles the adventures of yes, an alien spider who crash lands on a mysterious planet called Earth. He’s lost contact with his friend Virgi, an explorer. This 2D platformer boasts 69 levels and 300 collectibles. Can you help this little guy reassemble his spaceship, find his friend and get home safely? It’s 800 MP ($10) to take on this challenge.
Xbox Live entertainment options expand with GameTrailers and Redbox Instant. GameTrailers brings analyst Michael Pachter, veteran journalist Geoff Keighley and of course, the Angry Video Game Nerd to your console. Xbox Live viewers will get early access to “Seedlings,” a 12-part series set in the world of Minecraft.
Redbox Instant is available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. A subscription is $8 per month for DVDs or $9 per month for Blu-rays. You also get four credits for rentals at Redbox kiosks and the Redbox library of streaming titles for your Xbox. It is Kinect enabled, so you can search for and select your flicks with voice and gestures.
Oh, and you have probably seen those “Testing for Next Xbox” sign-up pages. Xbox Live’s Director of Programming, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has confirmed those are fake, fake, fake. They are scammers trying to get your personal information. Spread the word.
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