All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Xbox Live Arcade’

Guardians of Middle-Earth Gameplay Trailer Reveals Console MOBA Action

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) genre of gaming. Warner Bros. aims to fix that oversight this fall with the release of Guardians of Middle-Earth, a …

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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 too. Despite the incongruous physics (or maybe because of them), Minecraft still manages to be endearing. But what if a …

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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 released on the Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network sometime this fall. MOBA is a term some companies use to …

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Minecraft Breaks Xbox 360 Sales Records

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 Live Arcade history. The sequel to Trials HD, Trials Evolution, achieved the same milestone when it launched on the Xbox …

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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 sold during its first day of availability: @RedLynxGamerRedLynx For those who asked, we had over 100,000 day one #TrialsEvo players! …

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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 quickly became a classic due to its addictive gameplay and high difficulty level. The game is a physics-based motorcycle game …

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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. The title is currently in development for Steam, Games for Windows LIVE, Windows Phone 7, iPhone, and iPad. Twisted Pixel …

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New Rock Band Game “Rock Band Blitz” Announced

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 an interview on G4 TV’s X-Play. In the interview Nordhaus stated the game would only be available on the Xbox …

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Xbox Live Arcade Will “Absolutely” Go Away, Says Microsoft

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. Brian Crecente at The Verge/VOX Games spoke with Michael Wolf, global marketing manager for XBLA Microsoft Studios earlier this week …

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Initial Windows 8 Games Revealed

It’s easy to forget that the Windows 8 consumer preview is going to be more than just a beta. Microsoft even has some games on tap to be available day one when the “beta” goes live. The Verge got the scoop on the games that will be available to buy for those who want to take part in the Windows …

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