Three More XBLA Games Get Permanent Discounts

By Rebecca Smith,
Three more XBLA games have quietly received permanent discounts this month:

Comic Jumper - 1200 MSP 800 MSP
Here we are, it’s impulse buy time. You already know how awesome "Comic Jumper" is going to be from that sweet demo, but maybe you need more. How about a free premium dashboard theme? Free gamerpics? Free avatar accessories? Yes. Tons of unlockables and bonuses? How about a few new "Splosion Man" levels for good measure? "Comic Jumper" comes from Twisted Pixel Games, creators of the award-winning "Splosion Man" and "The Maw".
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Puzzle Quest 2 - 1200 MSP 800 MSP
Escape to a puzzle game fantasy world filled with amazing creatures, powerful weapons, and addictive role playing in this sequel to the award-winning Puzzle Quest.
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Droplitz - 800 MSP 400 MSP
Immerse yourself in this addictive puzzler that's all about strategically twisting and connecting mismatched dials to save precious droplitz. Just making a single junction is child's play; can you master the art of the combo or will you let your pipes runneth over? Be warned: losing too many droplitz can be hazardous to your ability to win. With four unique play modes, a variety of board sizes, and infinite replayability, Droplitz promises to drain all your time away.
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In other sad news, Marble Blast Ultra has been removed from the marketplace. GarageGames' Community Manager David Montgomery-Blake sent further information to XBLA Fans regarding the removal of the game.

GarageGames changed their name to Instant Action back in 2009 and launched a new focus on bringing games to web browsers. Although this met with some success, Instant Action announced that they would be closing the doors to the studio last year. Despite GarageGames reforming since the studio closure, many of their IPs have been sold off whilst the studio was inactive; Marble Blast was one of these IPs. It is unclear where the rights to Marble Blast Ultra currently lie, so I wouldn't hold your hopes up on the game ever returning to Xbox LIVE.

Currently, the three DLC expansion packs for Marble Blast Ultra are still available on the marketplace. Click here to download them, but don't leave it too long before you acquire them, as there may be a chance that these will suffer the same fate as the full game.

However, there's a silver lining in the cloud for US players. Lonsta DaMonsta has stated that Marble Blast Ultra is available to purchase from GameStop for $4.99. You will be sent a download code, which has confirmed does still work, but this appears to be the only method of purchasing the game now.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.