Normally what I like to do on Wednesday mornings is load up Xbox Live Arcade and mess about with the new game under the pretext of doing this news item. Unfortunately, I've just moved house and have no wired Internet, so all I can do is repeat what's been said to me about it. So. Novadrome, today's Xbox Live Arcade release, is a game about guiding a man called Novad around an imperial, 2000 year-old central European civilisation and trying to discover the origin of hats.
Buena Vista Games has shed some more light on Novadrome, after Microsoft said that it would be one of the last few Xbox Live Arcade titles released in 2006.
Developed by Carmageddon veterans Stainless Games, Novadrome is a science-fiction inspired vehicular combat game, in which players either take on the AI or each other using cars mounted with beam, particle and physics weapons.
There's a Career mode as well as Arcade and Free Play options for single players, along with multiplayer modes over Xbox Live and the usual array of leaderboards and achievements, with some 24 unique vehicles and 15 arenas with which to get to grips.