More Price Cuts Hit XBLA With Swarm and Blacklight.
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A couple of games have received the permanent price cut treatment on the Xbox Live Arcade this week, with little to no fanfare, but a few eagle-eyed readers have managed to spot them on the Marketplace.

Hothead Games' strategical platformer, that's a little bit Lemmings, a little bit Herdy Gerdy (remember that?) Swarm has been reduced to a bargainous 400 Microsoft Points (you can add it to your download queue here) and Blacklight: Tango Down is also a bit of a steal at a mere 400 MSP. You can grab it here.

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition is also on sale for Gold members this week, but isn't on the dashboard as a Deal of the Week. Thanks to CN for pointing that one out. You can snap it up for 800 MSP rather than the regular 1200. Add it to your download queue here.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]


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Comment #1 by AwesomAL
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:04:50 AM
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Is Swarm something like Lemmings meet Pikmin?

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Comment #2 by Aiden 514
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:05:30 AM
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Is Swarm any good?

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Comment #3 by Arrrk
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:11:28 AM
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Aw no way! I was thinking about getting Swarm last night, but spent my points elsewhere because I only had 600.

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Comment #4 by KiySeph
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:11:53 AM
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Anyone even play Blacklight: Tango Down online anymore?

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Comment #5 by Jordbrett
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:16:49 AM
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@4 unfortunately people didn't play blacklight when it was new :( it was a fun game though. If people were playing I'd hop on to finish the last two achievements.

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Comment #6 by The Pants Party [STAFF]
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:33:24 AM
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Nice, been waiting for Swarm to go on sale and I just grabbed a 1600 card yesterday for Crimson Alliance + DLC. Have just enough for it now. :)

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Comment #7 by TSG Dwaggie
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:41:38 AM
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Brilliant. I got BLTD for 80MSP (not a typo) on PC, but never started it. I've now just bought this one. It's on my to do list. XD

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Comment #8 by Chuppernicus
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:43:40 AM
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Swarm for me too.
Now if only we could get a pikmin 3 with online coop and voice chat.

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Comment #9 by Jack Flak
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:47:38 AM
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400 is what Blacklight should have been in the first place.

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Comment #10 by dementedlullaby
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:50:29 AM
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Nice grabbed me some Swarm. Thanks xbox360a!

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Comment #11 by ash356
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 11:55:54 AM
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For a moment there, I thought Herdy Gerdy had been released on the marketplace :O
Then I saw the context of the reference, and died a little inside :(
That's a game I'd like to be updated tbh... never managed to finish it, but it was a pretty great little game for it's time. Frustrating at parts, but great :)
Have to check some of these out, specifically swarm and NBA JAM :P

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Comment #12 by Lord Montymort
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 12:02:51 PM
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Downloading Swarm, hope it's good.

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Comment #13 by Slayinfool
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 12:17:35 PM
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Always wanted to get Swarm but refused to pay the 1200 points. Glad to see gamers not rolling over and paying these prices on everything that gets released.

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Comment #14 by Pakhair
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 12:22:47 PM
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Swarm is fun BUT DAMN HARD MY FRIENDS, Please be sure before you pick it

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Comment #15 by ViNyLek
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 12:36:14 PM
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Already bought Swarm for 400 on DoTW and it was well worht it. Awesome game if a little on a short side. Defo worth $5. Blacklight is a terrible game on the other hand (IMO) and even at 400 I will pass on it=P

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Comment #16 by bob101910
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 12:46:11 PM
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Swarm is nothing like Pikmin, so if you go into it expecting Pikmin you will be very disappointed (I was)

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Comment #17 by Drewbles
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 01:06:29 PM
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When was Swarm deal of the week as i usually watch out for games i want to be on dotw.
Glad its on sale now.

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Comment #18 by Andreas_loel
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 01:19:46 PM
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Nice might be able to boost 200/200 on Blacklight now then.

Game died out quite a few months ago, last time i played it was when it was on DOTW and you got quite a few noobs trying the trial

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Comment #19 by Kisushima
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 01:22:20 PM
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Blacklight shouldn't of been 400MSP. Problem is it's not CoD. Therefore it's apparently bad. It was done by a small group of developers, and it was fun. I played it for about 5 months after it came out, and there was a select bunch of about 30 that played. Once we hit top rank we all stayed a bit because it was genuinely fun. I really regret it's lack of success, it was a good game imo.

Games don't have to be stellar AAA titles for them to be enjoyed and good fun.

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Comment #20 by Hydrocannon
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 01:31:56 PM
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Guess I should get those nba online before ssx. Good timing.

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Comment #21 by MoldyClay87
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 01:52:30 PM
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@#19 - I played the demo for Blacklight and I would never have paid $10 or $15 on it. I wouldn't say it was BAD, but it was tough for me to justify that kind of price.

On top of that, it was a multiplayer-centric title and I am primarily a single player kinda guy, so I had to pass on it.

As for not being CoD or a "stellar AAA title", that's a lame attempt at trying to discount people's opinions. I have no interest in Call of Duty titles, but I love shooters and have quite a few, and I have loads of games that I defend that are far from AAA titles that I think are super enjoyable and fun.

I think the game looks far more interesting at $5, though.

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Comment #22 by MilkyTee
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 02:12:49 PM
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I'd probably get Blacklight but the community is more or less dead I'd imagine.

The sequel, Retribution, is also out soon AFAIK.

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Comment #23 by KrisXX
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 02:14:03 PM
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I thought these 2 price drops were PSN only, glad to see they dropped them on XBLA also.

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Comment #24 by synister
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 02:24:35 PM
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@22 Blacklight Retribution is pc only no console release to my knowledge.. On topic might have to check out NBA jam...

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Comment #25 by Necr0sc0pe
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 02:30:50 PM
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If people get on Blacklight, I'll play again!

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Comment #26 by DecadentBeaver
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 02:58:35 PM
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I wanted Swarm when it came out, but 1200 was a lot. I just spent 1600 on Shuggy (for me) and Peggle (for missus) and I'm also lookin to get Amy or N+ which means its gonna be put on the backburner for a while.

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Comment #27 by swellow99
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 03:07:38 PM
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Always wanted to play swarm, but the demo convinced me that it wasn't worth 1200MSP. 400MSP on the other hand...

Also for all those people that don't have black light tango down, it is worth your 400MSP, i bought it for 1200MSP at release date and i loved the game, i even waited every time an half hour just to find a game, i didn't care because i loved it, and (this is just my opinion but) its better than COD or Battlefield. Only problem, nobody plays it anymore. but maybe after this price-cut it may be awesome again. :D

Also, a sequel? i sure hope its coming to xboxlive arcade then. im paying full price definitely on release date. :D

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Comment #28 by Bum Commando
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 03:27:23 PM
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@26 if your torn between the two let me make your choice easy. N+ was easily one of the best arcade experiences ive had to date so at 800 points theres alot to do

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Comment #29 by FoxViper1
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 03:42:43 PM
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Blacklight easily deserves a NO buy. the spawn trapping in that game will make you go insane and kill your own family. It is not fun.

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Comment #30 by Solomon Fuere
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 03:45:04 PM
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I accidentally bought Blacklight at full price a while back.

It''s so fucking awful.

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Comment #31 by Buckdawg
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 03:56:35 PM
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@26 Thanks for the life story...

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Comment #32 by NeoSant
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 04:03:07 PM
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Yep, I agree.. Blacklight isn't any good. If you want a good mp game there is bunch of games a lot better than this.

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Comment #33 by Kaskade
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 05:01:33 PM
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BLTD was fun when it 1st came out b'cuz ppl actually played its MP.Might have to give Swarm a try but its weird how MS wont announce on the dashboard that some of their XBLA games have been reduced.

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Comment #34 by Coruba
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 05:25:02 PM
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Blacklight was a good idea, but its very limited and like 29 said, it basically devolves into spawn camping because of the map layouts. It is fun for a while, but it takes a while to level up and because no one plays it, it is likely you won't.

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Comment #35 by crunchb3rry
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 08:21:52 PM
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Blacklight was the biggest waste of money I spent on an XBLA game.

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Comment #36 by Coldgears
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 10:25:50 PM
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I... Can't believe it... I never heard of Swarm until now. Looks awesome, will be purchasing : )

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Comment #37 by Pwnedbyspas
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 01:59:37 AM
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Herdy Gerdy was the shit.

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Comment #38 by kaiyo penguin
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 02:54:48 AM
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love swarm. havent played it for a while though. think im stuck around level 6 at the moment. lol.

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Comment #39 by Clarky08
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 05:24:36 AM
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NBA Jam any good?

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Comment #40 by Ashimus Prime
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 05:43:49 AM
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I'm still waiting for Strania to go on sale... Love the old style shoot 'em ups. It's been 800MSP forever...

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Comment #41 by radabe
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 07:43:22 AM
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Swarm for me i think. I played the trial and after the level finished it prompted me to buy. I just kept pressing Y for 10 minutes, it kept killing blue guys in different ways. Was laughing for ages

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Comment #42 by Hatsco
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 06:57:45 PM
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wow its not battlefield 2 dlc awsome

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