Scramble stumbles

Xbox Live Arcade game pushed back to next Wednesday to correct "minor issues"; PGR3-themed Uno will be released instead.

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Microsoft has designated the middle of the week as Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays, a regular schedule for the company to release new games for its online gaming service. However, this Wednesday has apparently hit a bump in the road.

Scramble, the arcade shooter from Konami, was scheduled to be released tomorrow morning at 1 a.m. but will now be released at the same time next week.

Microsoft offered the following explanation: "During the final testing and certification of [Scramble], we discovered some minor issues that should be addressed. Therefore, we are going to take an extra week and fix these items to ensure a high quality game experience for all when the title does launch on its new date of Wednesday, September 13."

However, Xbox Live fans won't be left completely empty-handed. Microsoft will release a Project Gotham Racing 3-themed Uno deck for 100 Marketplace points ($1.25). Details on the new deck were not disclosed.

Discussion

65 comments
comthitnuong
comthitnuong

i find it strange that people buy these things

TWOC2689
TWOC2689

I like the new UNO deck it puts a new style of play which is interesting

hepcat00
hepcat00

Better to wait then release a rushed game that needs patches (ie-Saints Row)...... I agree with SithLord...."micro"transactions are only a good idea for micro$oft and other publishers......just wait until they start charging us for patches to fix their games...... ...and what the heck is Scramble?? I've been gaming longer than most people here, but if Konami's going to bring something to XBL it should be the games that were released for the first Nintendo system....although that might be coming to the Wii, which I wouldn't mind either...

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Scramble sucks anyway... just skip it and move on... or give us Gradius ya cheap douches.

_Sam_
_Sam_

that's not good

obotex
obotex

$1.25 for an UNO deck........no way im getting that

icemancell
icemancell

yeah these retro arcade games by konami sucks, bring some more namco or capcom stuff.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

I was looking forward to the next arcade game coming out this week. :(

xEviLLyAMuSeDx
xEviLLyAMuSeDx

Its another old Konami game... whoopedy doo! Seriously, lets get some NEW arcade games up in this ****!

Bladefist
Bladefist

I'm sick of these crappy old arcade shooters. Wheres UMK3?!

Dolacide
Dolacide

You think they would have tested it earlier than they did to insure quality.

SilV3RSix
SilV3RSix

DanteKiller "Hey, why don't we think of ideas of killer new Microsoft-themed cards that sponsor games like Halo or Gears of War? I'm serious! Something cool, like a plasma grenade cards that reshuffles the entire deck and redeals your cards to the same amount that you had, but not the same cards." Dude. Seriously. Go get some sleep. :)

ashuncc2
ashuncc2

Glad to see that bugs are being fixed prior to release......instead of releasing with a patch.

kcarlson1130
kcarlson1130

was anyone really waiting for this one? ive never even heard of it.

Sithlord
Sithlord

mmm... more micro transactions.... Worst... idea... ever. Well not for Micro$oft it wasn't.

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

I've always hated Uno because I would always forget to scream it.

devxwill
devxwill

finally, this deck is being released

Moondogg1982
Moondogg1982

ok, uno cool but seriously I wanna see some connect four on live

GTA420
GTA420

so what does ths mean for Lumines?

dhjohns
dhjohns

At least they corrected the problem ahead of the release.

OPOLO
OPOLO

better this way than to wait for a patch

Sheiko
Sheiko

Uno on the Xbox 360? lol somebody's hiding something.

cesarotromundo
cesarotromundo

oh, fun! when it comes out it will be fun... one week is nothing compares to normal delayed games

goose_uk
goose_uk

F*** scramble i just got dead rising

redgopher
redgopher

Let's see if the PGR3 deck actually works, unlike the themes for Crystal Quest which refuse to be enabled.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Well, it's no big deal. As long as they are fixing issues to keep gamers happy I'm okay with it.

Fisico2004
Fisico2004

A one week delay for Scramble is minor compared to what Sony are doing to Europeans. March 2007 for PS3! notTheOracle maybe it's Sony's turn to deliver.

notTheOracle
notTheOracle

How are Microsoft going to win against Sony when they can´t even release some old arcade games on schedule???? Something is definitely wrong with this company. I honestly wouldn´t be surprised if they pushed Gears of War back / or released it with a lot of glitches. I´m not saying Sony (or Nintendo) are perfect - but its Microsoft´s turn now and they really don´t act as if they wanted to be number one.

Rhubarb9
Rhubarb9

why are everybody so happy for something like a Uno with a new theme are the real X360 games crappy or what?

eiru
eiru

its all about the money

samekila
samekila

I don't mind im so far behind on games I wont now I can wait a week

wenbin09
wenbin09

PGR themed uno isn't that bad also...

tidusthecoolest
tidusthecoolest

I'll buy the PGR-themed deck IF it includes new cards / rules and not just changing the card's theme.

Lord_Satorious
Lord_Satorious

Am I the only one that thinks the PGR3 theme deck should be free? We overpay for everything else, you figure they'd give us a break on a stupid Uno deck theme.

4esth
4esth

It was supposed to be Lumines anyway dammit

funtownarcade
funtownarcade

At least they are are saying that it failed cert, during the Prey demo fiasco they supplied much less info

Fonkey_Monkey
Fonkey_Monkey

id rather have it be bumped back than get some crap fest known as frogger online! woot woot i love pgr3!

surferboy2177
surferboy2177

I don't mind, but playing another 100 points for a new theme of uno may not be my wisest investment. If they have different rules though it can be cool.

DanteKiller
DanteKiller

Yay! More UNO themes!! Maybe it will have a new card in it, a la the 35th Anniversary Deck. Hey, why don't we think of ideas of killer new Microsoft-themed cards that sponsor games like Halo or Gears of War? I'm serious! Something cool, like a plasma grenade cards that reshuffles the entire deck and redeals your cards to the same amount that you had, but not the same cards.

tazzmissionx
tazzmissionx

I hope they overhaul it and not do a straight port of scramble, I am getting tiresome of the old classic arcade game ports because it only tells me that they are greedy and lazy. Oh, and by the way, Scramble came out in 1981.

rolyat999
rolyat999

I hope the Uno deck is more then a new coat of paint, and adds in new rules or a new card like the 35.

GrahamKracker7
GrahamKracker7

Sweet a new UNO! That should be a nice change from standard and the anniversary decks, I wonder if it will have a different way of playing also?

sagerockone
sagerockone

All we get is a dumb deck and a theme! BLASPH!