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The official Xbox Live Arcade Awards have begun and you can now register your vote for your favourite Live Arcade game of 2008. As you'd expect, a nice chunk of the nominees are indie efforts, including Castle Crashers and, of course, Jonathan Blow's Braid. You can vote for your pick all this week, until Tuesday, March 10 at 3:59 P.M. PT (11:59 P.M. GMT).

You must own an Xbox 360 console to be eligible to vote and the process is as follows:

1. From your Xbox LIVE console, locate the Arcade Awards Voting Application slot in the Spotlight or Game Marketplace channel, and then press A to download the application.
2. Once the application has finished downloading, launch the application in either of the following ways:
* In Spotlight or Game Marketplace, navigate to the slot image that now says Vote Now instead of Download Now, and then press A.
* In your Game Library, browse Game Demos and Trials to locate and launch the application.;
3. Select your favorite arcade game in any or all of the nine different categories, and then select the appropriate button below:
* To vote, press A.
* To view game screenshots, press X.
* To download the game demo, press Y.
* To exit, press B.

For more information, including a copy of the rules, head over to the official Xbox site.