This weeks Xbox Live Arcade game is Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? at 1200 points and will hit Live on Wednesday October 29, 2008. There will also be free download content for Marble Blast Ultra. (Source: MajorNelson.com)
[UPDATE] Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode Two will also be up on XBLA this week.
Join Mr. Foxworthy’s class and play the Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?™ trivia game where every question is based on the grade school curriculum and the answers are elementary. Step up to the podium and put your smarts on the line with over 6,000 grade school questions in 21 subjects. Outwit, outplay and just plain cheat your way to the one million dollar grand prize. Collect extra credit to unlock achievements. Prove once and for all that you are indeed smarter than a 5th grader.
- Tons of questions: Step up to the podium and put your smarts on the line with over 6,000 grade school questions.
- Choose wisely: Do you want a smarty pants or smart Alec? Choose your partner from five brainy fifth graders and test your skills across 21 subjects.
- Gold stars: What would school be without gold stars? Earn gold stars as you work your way to the million dollar question.
- Multiplayer: Compete with your friends in single couch and online multiplayer.
The madcap Penny Arcade experience continues in Episode Two of the RPG-adventure game series Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness! Jump right in with a fresh character and new customization options or carry over your look and stats from Episode One. Plus, there are more puzzles, areas to explore, levels to gain, and new difficulty settings to make the journey more insane than ever before. Rejoin Gabe and Tycho to go crazy with a whole new episode, moving ever closer to solve the mystery in the heart of New Arcadia. Your hoe awaits!
The madcap Penny Arcade experience continues: Meet all-new characters and see newly revealed strip favorites from Mike Krahulik, while reading laugh-out-loud dialogue from Jerry Holkins.
Get value for your gaming dollar: Play the entire episode in 6-10 hours for 1200 Microsoft Points, getting tremendous value that fits into your busy schedule.
Save what matters most: Carry over your character’s stats and look from prior episodes.
Go crazy with a whole new level of customization: Check out even more options for you to design and develop your own character, seeing it come to life in 3-D and in the comic-style 2-D cutscenes.
Play it safe or go insane!: New difficulty settings put you in charge of the action.
Experience a deeper RPG-adventure: Get into the game with more puzzles, areas to explore, and levels to gain.
Pick up and play from any episode: Enjoy each self-contained story without having to play previous installments.