Both the Virtual Console and Xbox Live Arcade have some interesting offerings this week, and Microsoft has released word of a lot of new things to come via their community service. The day before yesterday saw the release of Punch-Out!!, Virtua Fighter 2, and Bonk's Revenge
for the Wii's download service. No Mike Tyson in this version of Punch-Out!!
, but it's still (as Kohler puts it) one of the 'best videogames of all time.' On the Xbox side, today sees the release of a 'double header' of games: Gyruss and 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures
is a Konami arcade port, while Minigolf includes a course editor to distract you from the simple gameplay. As far as new XBLA content goes: The Daily show is already available
on the service, along with The Colbert Report, Carcossonne will join Settlers of Catan
and (apparently) Talisman
in boardgame-to-Xbox ports, and Microsoft is looking for pitches for a television show
to be shown exclusively on Xbox live. If you win the TV contest, you get to make it for them.