From Dust
From Dust Now Available on XBLA
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It's week 2 of the Summer of Arcade, which means its From Dust's turn to take the spotlight as it's now available from the Xbox Live Marketplace, offering you the opportunity to play god and keep your followers safe from natural disasters, adverse weather conditions and other forces of nature.

Exercising your divine powers in From Dust - which is the creative vision of Another World creator Eric Chahi - you'll control the destiny of the island's primitive tribe, helping them survive in a beautifully exotic but incredibly dangerous environment.

Check out the From Dust launch trailer and add the game to your download queue now for 1200 Microsoft Points. Be sure to have a read of our hands-on preview for more on From Dust in the meantime.


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Comment #1 by the action frampton
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 07:39:31 AM
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I'm goons take a chance and dl this without playing the trial. Looks really good

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Comment #2 by the action frampton
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 07:40:33 AM
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sp *gonna*

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Comment #3 by arete
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 07:43:30 AM
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Need to try out the trial first. Seems like it could be great fun, like Black and White

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Comment #4 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 07:45:33 AM
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cant wait to get home, i didnt really like bastion, not my type of game, but im really excited for this.
why did 1/2 get a thumbs down, people need to chill on the negs

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Comment #5 by H0p3sfalL
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 07:45:55 AM
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Also looks like it could be a real pain in the ass as well. But thank god for trials.

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Comment #6 by the action frampton
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 07:52:53 AM
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@4 thanks. I guess someone's upset I'm not getting the trial first. Either that or they don't like people correcting spelling mistakes.

Roll on 5:30 so I can get home and play!

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Comment #7 by Spaceomatic
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 07:56:40 AM
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Machinima's review of this was terrible. It contradicted what everyone else said about it. I don't understand how they could have given it 6/10...

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Comment #8 by Pyro Stick
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 08:00:59 AM
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Looks pretty good. Ill definately be trying out the trial

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Comment #9 by MattCannell91
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 08:05:10 AM
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@7 I agree, Machinima's review was poor...maybe the reviewer just sucked at it?

IGN gave it an 8.5 and having brought the game and spent the last two hours on it, I'm completely hooked, its beautiful.

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Comment #10 by bennoth
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 08:05:35 AM
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Awesome, been waiting a while for this one!

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Comment #11 by GDMFS0AB
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 08:11:00 AM
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@4 & 6 - Thumbs down was left prob because we all know what #1 was meaning, There was no need to spam the comment box with a spelling correction.

FYI - It wasn't me that thumbed down, But i'm guessing i'm correct in why someone did.

OT: Downloaded the trial, Pretty good so far. Although i put the guy getting the repel water spell into the sea. Consequently, my tribe died when the tsumani hit.

Good game, Having a good think whether to get it or not.

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Comment #12 by zeroy042
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 08:12:25 AM
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This game is exactly what ive been waiting for!!! Awesome!

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Comment #13 by SumHydroponic
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 08:39:38 AM
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Played through the first section of the game after buying it this morning. Beautiful little game, can't wait to dig into it some more.

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Comment #14 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 08:48:43 AM
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Downloading as I type!

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Comment #15 by GDMFS0AB
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 08:51:11 AM
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LOL. You people are pathectic with your thumbing down.

Giving some valid information and get flamed for it in the way of a thumb down. haha.

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Comment #16 by kpyxaba
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 08:56:39 AM
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Me parece ser bem legal!

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Comment #17 by Josh Benton
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 08:56:58 AM
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Downloaded the trial game, i think it's very good however. I have to say my men kept getting trapped when i was building a perfect bridge, they just wouldn't cross it and then at other parts they simply wouldn't move. It's put me off buying a game that i was really looking forward too. :/

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Comment #18 by Wabbit
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 09:12:16 AM
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Been playing it for the past half an hour now. And loving it. Great game.

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Comment #19 by cheevo360
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 09:15:24 AM
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Will try it trials later already downloaded it but I need get 1000G for call of juarez: the cartel (I playthrough Kim that last playthrough to get 1000G)

So From Dust is not my kind of type games but I try it out after CoJ The Cartel.

So yah knowledge it is great game for XBLA

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Comment #20 by threefiftyzzz
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 09:49:32 AM
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gonna dl the trial and play the hell outta it...i probably wolnt buy though cause im cheap and spoiled by all the deals of the week sales...

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Comment #21 by StillTIPPIN187
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 10:59:46 AM
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You play God? O shit son!

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Comment #22 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 11:06:33 AM
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Will get this for sure once it's $10 or less:-) I wonder if they will zombies in it LOL - natural disaster;-)

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Comment #23 by acanofcoke69
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 11:07:25 AM
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the "prize" this year is really lame might be interesting for free points like last year but this year all you get is that dumb crimson game im not buying this shit

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Comment #24 by House atlantic
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 11:29:47 AM
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Yo 19 can u tell me what ur having for lunch too cos uv told us everything else.

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Comment #25 by starkiller21
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 11:49:24 AM
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downloadin now

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Comment #26 by the action frampton
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 12:11:02 PM
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@23 it's not lame if you were going to get Crimson Alliance anyway (which I was). So I save 1200 MSP by getting all of the SOA games, 4 of the 5 which I was already interested in. Plus there is a deal at the moment where you get 200 (or 400 I can't remember) MSP if you buy 2 games at 800 or more in July. So really it only works out less than 800 point per game if you get them all AND get Bastion and From Dust before Friday :)

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Comment #27 by the action frampton
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 12:17:03 PM
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Ok I checked, and it's 200 points back, so each game (6 in total) works out at 900 points each - £7.65 / $11.25 / €10.80 / 14.85 AUD

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Comment #28 by Verdinial
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 12:32:52 PM
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I didn't enjoy this half as much as I was expecting too.

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Comment #29 by GDMFS0AB
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 12:33:45 PM
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Last years Summer of arcade games were worth the 1200msp each and of course the 1200 you got back for purchasing them all.

This year....MEH. I will get from dust only. The rest seem like an excuse to put games only worth 800, on for 1200.

I have kinect, but not everyone does. Making the free crimson alliance game impossible for some.

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Comment #30 by Marvel Avenger
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 12:33:45 PM
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Reading the comments for this game, it looks very promising. I will try the trial and maybe buy it on Friday when I can get some MSP.

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Comment #31 by Oz Fixiation
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 01:48:20 PM
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no thanks...I already got my SOA game...Bastion.

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Comment #32 by Drjimbo32
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 02:17:20 PM
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@15 quit being such a little bitch and stop worrying about thumbs down, Jesus.

OT: The game looks unique, and gorgeous. Will probably wait until its the on sale though, 1200 Microsoft points is a bit steep :/

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Comment #33 by DEG23
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 06:38:24 PM
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Downloaded this last night but because my internet was playing up it took all night, might leave work early to give it a go.

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Comment #34 by asilent boom
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 08:52:27 PM
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Downloaded and played the trial. I thought it was pretty good but I'll wait for it to be a DotW.

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Comment #35 by Rodeo Legend
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 10:57:48 PM
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I love it so far! get it fellas, it's worth it.

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Comment #36 by Sir Goatfather
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 11:28:54 PM
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Pick up sand. Drop sand. I'm bored of it already. $15 gone, shit.

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Comment #37 by Xpirious
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 03:14:43 AM
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I can garantee you if you had ever played the game populous, you will love this! and if you hadn't you should probably give both a bit of a twirl anyway. Both are great

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Comment #38 by Frasr
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 04:16:53 AM
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I'll wait for DotW

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Comment #39 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 04:25:55 AM
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finally managed to drag myself of this gem at about 2.30 last night, is really good fun ,if you like god sims.

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Comment #40 by TheLastAntidote
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 08:23:48 AM
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Tried the demo yesterday... Its a very cool game that eats away your time, but I feel like there is still something to be desired of this game and I haven't figured it out yet.

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Comment #41 by chizrocker88
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 07:02:49 PM
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I love Arcade games giving you trials. It's so nice to try out a good chunk of a game without having to shell out 800+ MSP. Def downloading this one and trying it!

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Comment #42 by Kaasstengel
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 07:42:17 AM
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started playing the game yesterday, love it ! Who didn't build sandcastle or manipulate the waterflow on the beach or near a river!?! Spend 2 hours yesterday on the second level just making a nice river! Awesome!

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US July 27, 2011

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