Summertime, and the livin's easy... I love the summer. That's when Xbox LIVE Arcade puts out five games in five weeks to null the void of lackadaisical game releases. Wait, this can't be right, unless the Summer of Arcade is starting February 16th. Looks like Microsoft has decided that late winter/early spring is also lacking in quality game releases. Never fear, game starved readers. Xbox LIVE's Arcade House Party is here to alleviate the winter doldrums, and everyone's invited, assuming you've got the Microsoft Points to pay at the door.
Co-optastic Contra sequel Hard Corps: Uprising is the first game hitting your Xbox. You should be able to play with a pal, both online and off. Other games included are Beyond Good and Evil HD, Bejeweled Blitz, Full House Poker, and Torchlight. So if you have a backlog of games from the holidays, you'd best get on it. Here are some more brightly colored screens to sate your appetite.