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

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

By Sean Patterson August 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 …

Battleblock Theater Launches On Xbox Live Arcade 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 …

Trials Evolution DLC "Rider of Doom" Launch Trailer Trials Evolution DLC "Rider of Doom" Launch Trailer

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 …

New Trials Evolution DLC “Riders of Doom” Announced 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, …

Minecraft XBLA Update Detailed By 4J Studios Minecraft XBLA Update Detailed By 4J Studios

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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 …

DayZ-Like Zombie Survival Game Coming to Xbox and PC DayZ-Like Zombie Survival Game Coming to Xbox and PC

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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 …

Microsoft Defends Windows 8 Gaming Microsoft Defends Windows 8 Gaming

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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 …

Minecraft Gets 40 Character Skins As DLC Minecraft Gets 40 Character Skins As DLC

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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 …

Guardians of Middle-Earth Gameplay Trailer Revealed Guardians of Middle-Earth Gameplay Trailer Revealed

Though games such as Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2) and League of Legends have become huge hits for PC gamers, but console gamers have not yet been widely exposed to the relatively new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) …

Minecraft Isn’t as Fun With Real Physics

Minecraft has a strange way with physics. Players can certainly build complicated Rube Goldberg devices using the wonky physics in the game, but players can also ride waterfalls as if they were elevators. Oh, and things can hover in mid-air …

Lord of the Rings DOTA-Type Game Announced

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment officially announced this week that it will be releasing a new multiplayer online “battle arena” (MOBA) game based on the Lord of the Rings franchise. The game is called Guardians of Middle-Earth, and it will be …

Minecraft Breaks Xbox 360 Sales Records
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Microsoft today announced that the Xbox Live Arcade port of the popular indie PC game Minecraft has broken digital sales records for the platform. Minecraft has sold more downloads in its first 24 hours than any other game in Xbox …

Trials Evolution Breaks Xbox Live Arcade Records

Microsoft, through its playXBLA website has announced that Trials Evolution has set the record for launch-day sales on the Xbox Live Arcade. The developer of the title, RedLynx, announced via Twitter that over 100,000 copies of the game had been …

Trials Evolution Now Available on Xbox Live Arcade

The sequel to the popular and critically acclaimed Trials HD is now available for download on the Xbox Live Arcade. Trials Evolution features outdoor environments, local and online multiplayer, and track-sharing. The original Trials HD was released in 2009 and …

Ms. Splosion Man Headed To PC, Mobile Devices

Twisted Pixel, the Austin, Texas-based company that created Splosion Man for the Xbox Live Arcade and The Gunstringer for Xbox 360 Kinect, has announced Ms. Splosion Man will be released for the PC and on several mobile devices this summer. …

Title announced on G4's X-Play

Just when you thought the fake-instrument video game genre was dead, Harmonix, the company that brought you the Rock Band games, has announced a “Rock Band Blitz”. Matthew Nordhaus, a Project Director at Harmonix, revealed details about the game in …

Microsoft: Xbox Live Arcade Will Go Away
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Xbox Live Arcade is dying (though it may be a slow death) – essentially because the need for discs, as opposed to downloadable content is becoming less important, and game developers are already offering bigger games in the downloadable format. …