XBLA Wednesday: October 31st, 2012

By Mark Delaney, 4 years ago
While many of us on the eastern coast of the US will be without electricity in the coming days thanks to Hurricane Sandy, those of you lucky enough to retain your connection to the modern world can download this week's pair of new releases.

Pid
Developer: Might & Delight
Publisher: D3Publisher
Price: 800 MSP
A young boy named Kurt finds himself stranded on a peculiar planet, and he must find his way home. Finding help from unlikely allies and the curious tools in his backpack, Kurt must use gravity-defying beams to conquer every platform and solve every puzzle on this strange journey. Featuring over 12 hours of action-adventure gameplay and fully-realized co-op, players are poised to experience a beautiful world set to an evocative soundtrack. With twenty-two different locations, dozens of foes and hundreds of secrets, Pid is like your world… only different.
Pool Nation
Developer: Cherry Pop Games
Publisher: Mastertronic
Price: 800 MSP
Pool Nation is the ultimate pixel-perfect pool game for Xbox, featuring photo-realistic graphics, real-world physics, and a wealth of game modes and rule sets. Slow down and rewind time with the unique replay system which lets you review the action close up. Take on skilled virtual opponents in the extensive career modes, unlocking new balls, locations, and cues. Play other users around the world on Xbox LIVE, with single matches and tournaments. Get hooked on the insanely challenging Endurance mode, a frantic pot-against-the clock game which will keep you coming back for more. Share your times, scores and achievements with friends, family and the world through Facebook.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a bad football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.