Xbox Live Arcade's got a big anniversary coming up. No, check, two big anniversaries. Next week will see the 100th game turn up on Xbox Live Arcade. It'll also be the service's two-year anniversary (since the 360 relaunch). How are Microsoft planning on celebrating? With cake, no doubt. And if you want to believe internet rumours (BRING SALT), with a true, proper sequel to the "biggest" game the service has seen. That'll be Geometry Wars, then. Or Hexic. But probably Geometry Wars. Big surprise for XBLA next week [CVG]
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