Pool Nation Has the Shiniest Balls You’ll Ever See on XBLA


While everyone else is out trick or treating on Halloween, how would you like to stay inside and fiddle around with some shiny balls instead? Don’t worry, it’s not as perverted as it may sound.

Coming up next week on October 31st, Cherrypop Games’ debut title, Pool Nation, will bring pixel-perfect billiards to the Xbox Live Arcade. In addition to the super-shiny balls you’ll get to smack around on a felted table with a stick, this virtual simulation of pool rocks realistic physics; photo-realistic HD graphics (that’s what makes those ball so shiny!); unlockable customizations like ball sets, table decals and cues; and 11 different modes, from classic 8- and 9-ball pool and offline career play to Endurance, trick shot challenges and online tournaments.

Basically, if you’re into billiards, you’re going to want this game. Pool Nation‘s hot shiny ball action will only set you back 800 MS Points.

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Matt Litten is a 28 year old from-the-womb gamer turned video game reviewer/blogger and current editor/owner/operator of VGBlogger.com. Matt got his first taste of gaming as a youngster on the NES and Atari, and the rest is history from there. In 2004, three years removed from high school and still looking for a career direction in life, Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website BonusStage.com. After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found VGBlogger.com, and after a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez Matt turned his attention to VGBlogger, and to this day is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary.