Removed XBLA games

What games are no longer available in XBLA?

Why have they been removed, and are they still available in some regions?

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    Games can be removed from XBLA if they meet Microsofts criteria, which basically says if the game is not doing well, it can be removed. Once delisted, I don’t think they’re available in any region anymore.

    Microsoft announced that games older
    than 6 months would become eligible
    for delisting from the service if they
    had a Metacritic score below 65 and a
    conversion rate below 6%. The
    objective was to “focus the catalogue
    more on larger, more immersive games
    and make it much easier to find the
    games you are looking for.”

    Games that have been removed include

    • 5th Grader
    • Battlestar Galactica
    • Catan
    • Cyberball 2072
    • Dash of Destruction
    • Defender
    • Double Dragon
    • Dream Chronicles
    • Gauntlet
    • Joust
    • Lost Cities
    • Marble Blast Ultra
    • Outrun Online Arcade
    • Paperboy
    • Robotron
    • Rootbeer Tapper
    • Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
    • Sega Rally Online Arcade
    • Smash TV
    • Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
    • EA Sports Fantasy Football Live Draft Tracker
    • EA Sports Fantasy Football Live Score Tracker
    • Yaris
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