In other news, Scrap Metal is now available as an Xbox 360 download. It's a top-down combat racer--imagine a cross between R.C. Pro-Am and Twisted Metal--and I've really enjoyed what I've played thus far. The various missions--sometimes you're going after one specific target, sometimes you're just straight-up racing--mix things up enough so that things don't get too mundane, plus unlocking / upgrading / customizing all the different cars has an oddly addictive hook. My first car? Pink with a big donut on top.
Is it worth the 1200 Microsoft Points / $15? I'm not sure, I haven't put in enough time to really say, but if you're interested, that free demo is certainly worth checking out.
Update: "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. No, I live on as a couch-surfing techno-hobo relying on the kindness of strangers." - Alice