All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Xbox Live Arcade’

Xbox Live Summer of Arcade Kicks Off With Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

One month ago, Microsoft announced that, despite the company focusing heavily on launching its new Xbox One console, it would still be putting on its annual “Summer of Arcade” promotion. The even is now here, and Xbox Live subscribers can now download the first title in the promotion, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Brothers is a fairy tale game …

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Xbox Live Summer of Arcade Starts August 7

With the Xbox Live summer sale behind us, Microsoft is giving Xbox 360 gamers only a few weeks to play their new games before this year’s Summer of Arcade games begin showing up. The promotion will begin on August 7 and run until August 28. As announced at E3, the titles for the Summer of Arcade will include Brothers: A …

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State of Decay Rejected by Australian Ratings Board

Earlier this week, the Australian Ratings Board announced it had rejected Saints Row IV over an “Alien Anal Probe” weapon in the game, as well as “alien narcotics” that give players super powers. Though the Saints Row series is known for its over-the-top childishly bawdy humor, it seems that the ratings board is rejecting even games where mature content would …

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State of Decay Sells 500,000 on XBLA

A PC mod for ARMA II called DayZ gained steady popularity over the summer of 2012. Set in the zombie apocalypse, the game tasks players with finding food, tools, weapons, and medicine while avoiding zombies and other players who won’t hesitate to gun down a fellow survivor for supplies. If DayZ hasn’t entirely proven that the open-world zombie apocalypse survival …

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Poker Night 2 Launch Trailer is Appropriately Silly

There are a few games that throw characters from different series’ into a multiplayer fighting arena, but only Telltale Games‘ Poker Night series makes them sit down and look each other in the eye. Poker Night 2 launches today on the Xbox 360 LIVE Arcade, and will follow soon on PlayStation Network and Steam. A trailer for the launch has …

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Battleblock Theater Launches On Xbox Live Arcade

It’s been over four years since The Behemoth released Castle Crashes on Xbox Live Arcade. During that time, the team has been busy porting its co-op beat-em-up to other platforms, and working on a new game called Battleblock Theater. Now its new game is finally ready to be unleashed upon the world. Starting today, Xbox 360 owners can download Battleblock …

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Trials Evolution DLC “Riders of Doom” Launch Trailer Released

While big-budget titles such as Skyrim, Resident Evil 6, Dishonored, and Rage are getting holiday downloadable content (DLC) to keep gamers interested, smaller titles are also getting upgrades. The dedicated Trials fan base is getting a present this holiday season in the form of new DLC for Trials Evolution. The “Riders of Doom” content is scheduled to be released sometime …

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New Trials Evolution DLC “Riders of Doom” Announced

With all of the amazing big-budget gaming titles that were released this year, it’s easy to forget that some of the best and most fun gaming experiences can be had with smaller, less expensive games. Some of the most creative, challenging, and addictive gameplay can be found on Xbox LIVE or the PlayStation Network. Today, Ubisoft released a new trailer …

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Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Gets Creative Mode And More In Next Update

Minecraft continues to be the best selling XBLA game ever released on the service. It’s kind of amazing since the original PC version is leaps and bounds ahead of the current console version in terms of features and content. That won’t be the case for long as 4J Studios has a massive update planned for the near future. The first …

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DayZ-Like Zombie Survival Game Coming to Xbox and PC

A developer named Undead Labs this week announced that yet another zombie survival game is being developed, this time for a console. State of Decay will feature a DayZ-like open-world, sandbox zombie apocalypse wilderness for players to inhabit via the Xbox LIVE Arcade or PC. Undead Labs states on its website that players will have to find water, food, and …

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Microsoft Defends Windows 8 Gaming

It says a lot about Windows 8 that Microsoft finds itself in the position of having to defend its newest desktop operating system. Aside from the criticisms leveled against the OS from desktop users who use their PC for work or some other productive tasks, gamers and game companies have also been voicing concerns about the platform. Valve co-founder and …

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It Was Only A Matter Of Time Before Minecraft Got DLC

The beauty of Minecraft is that anybody can make anything in it. There are no expansions beyond the free updates that hit every few months. Many gamers thought it would be the same once Minecraft hit the Xbox 360, but Microsoft isn’t going to give up on selling some good old fashioned DLC to gamers. The DLC pack coming to …

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