The Weekend Gamer is brought to you each Sunday. We will post a compilation of all the XBLA News, Reviews and Features we have run giving you an easy resource to keep up with our favorite digital distribution platform: XBLA

New Game Announcements: The past week has been full of announcements for new games, including: Red Johnson’s Chronicles, Backbreaker: Vengeance, Space Channel 5 Part 2, Sega Bass Fishing, Deadliest Warrior Sequel [Title Pending], Ugliest American, Xotic, and Burnout Crash.

Upcoming Release Dates: Microsoft clarified some of the upcoming XBLA releases for April. The rest of the month will include: Section 8 Prejudice (April 20th), Pinball FX2: Mars Table (April 20), Fancy Pants Adventures (April 20th) Outland (April 27th),Trouble Witches Neo (April 27th), Nin2-Jump (April 27th), and Bangai-O HD (May 4)

Reviews: We spent most our week reviewing Xbox Live Indie Games, but expect to see our Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes HD and Yars Revenge HD reviews sometime in the next week. We recommend you buy: Zombie Football Carnage (XBLIG) and Ikagura (XBLA) and try: Alpha Squad (XBLIG), Poker Night (XBLIG), On a Roll (XBLIG), Dirche Kart (XBLIG) and Mute Crimson (XBLIG)

Podcast: We spent the entire show this week talking Section 8 Prejudice with Mark Yetter. Steve is playing the game for review, but we can’t tell you what we think yet. Make sure to subscribe to us on iTunes!

Game Night: Just a reminder, but we will be playing Hydro Thunder Hurricance with the community on the 29th. You will not want to miss this. We have some cool giveaways planned leading up to the event.

Saturday 4/16/1:
Dirchie Kart Review (XBLIG)
Rumor: XBLA Batman game coming soon?
XBLA’s Most Wanted: Phantasy Star Online

Friday – 4/15/11:
Zombie Football Carnage Review (XBLIG)
Zuntata drops Space Invaders soundtrack on iTunes
FPS Xotic announced

Thursday – 4/14/11:
Four year old Trials HD prodigy
Ska Studios music store now open
Outland co-op trailer
Mute Crimson Review (XBLIG)
Burnout Crash is an ‘arcade action game’
Check out the Backbreaker: Vengeance announcement teaser
Check out one of the Gunstringer’s villains
Stream the cancelled Bonk: Brink of Extinction soundtrack for free.
Nin2-Jump gets release date
Retro City Rampage merchandise goes up on Fangamer
One-day XBLA sale

Wednesday – 4/13/11:
Backbreaker: Vengeance Due to Hit XBLA This Summer
XBLA Wednesday: Yar’s Revenge, Clash of Heroes and Raskulls & Lode Runner DLC
Red Johnson’s Chronicles Episode 1 receives mature rating
On a Roll Review (XBLIG)
Section 8: Prejudice launch trailer
XBLAFancast – Section 8 Prejudice
Trouble Witches Neo to hit XBLA April 27
Outland coming to XBLA on April 27th

Tuesday – 4/12/11:
Jurassic Park is frightening in the dark
Trials HD Tuesday: Silver
Space Channel 5 Part 2 and Sega Bass Fishing coming to XBLA in late summer
Capcom games are your deals of the week
Don’t expect another Case Zero on XBLA with Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Poker Night Review (XBLIG)
Marble Blast Ultra delisted (UPDATED)
XBLA Sales Everywhere!
Rewind Review: Ikaruga (XBLA)
Fireburst and independent artist Hawthorn Heights team-up for exclusive content

Monday – 4/11/11:
Section 8: Prejudice Coming April 20
Alpha Squad review (XBLIG)
This week’s upcoming XBLA releases
Zen Studios announces the Mars Table for Pinball FX2
Xbox Live Free-to-Play Games?
Deadliest Warrior sequel and Ugly Americans coming to XBLA
Official poster for Retro City Rampage released
New Raskulls Achievements Hint at 2nd DLC Pack
Bangai-O Releasing May 4
No Time To Explain innovates in development funding