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Summer of Arcade titles to be announced at E3
2 years ago

Summer of Arcade titles to be announced at E3

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Microsoft will announce the game lineup for this year's Summer of Arcade promotion, Phil Spencer has confirmed via Twitter. "SoA announce is a highlight for me at E3," the …
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Deal of the Week: Everything but the kitchen sink
2 years ago

Deal of the Week: Everything but the kitchen sink

The titular deal of the week, this week, offers a splash of something for just about everyone out there. Whether you're into platformers, action and adventure, sports, racers, arcade …
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XBLA sets new revenue record, doubles last year's figures
2 years ago

XBLA sets new revenue record, doubles last year's figures

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While physical retail software sales appear to have trailed off at this stage in the  Xbox 360's life cycle, XBLA has reportedly experienced its strongest year yet in 2012. …
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Top-selling XBLA games of 2012
3 years ago

Top-selling XBLA games of 2012

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XboxLiveArcade_BlackNow that the year 2012 has been set firmly in the books, the boys back at the lab have poured over the raw data to bring you the top arcade titles of the year. The figures, based on full versions sold, were tallied from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012, and made public thanks to Xbox Live's Larry Hyrb.

No surprise to anyone was Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition topping the list this year. Having launched in May, the massive Minecraft community helped propel the title to well over 5 million downloads by year's end. More impressively, the arcade adaptation outsold its robust PC cousin by nearly a million copies, securing Xbox Live Arcade as the fastest (legally) growing Minecraft community of 2012.

Trials Evolution rode into the second spot of the year's most-purchased title on XBLA, and despite the staggering difference between first and second place, did very well for itself. Our Game of the YearThe Walking Dead wrapped up the third spot thanks to critical acclaim and its infectious word-of-mouth campaign. Pinball FX2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive rounded out the top five, in that order.

Amazingly, the never-say-die mantra of Castle Crashers has proven itself again; moving the sixth most number of copies nearly half a decade after its initial release. Filling out the top 10, in order, are: Gotham City ImpostorsI Am AliveFruit Ninja Kinect, and finally, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD.

You can check out these titles in list form, along with the rest of the top 20, after the jump.

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Weekly Roundup: January 5 – Controllers, Clouds and Crimson Dragons
3 years ago

Weekly Roundup: January 5 – Controllers, Clouds and Crimson Dragons

Weekly Roundup compiles all the biggest news stories, reviews and features from the week into one handy post on the weekends.

XBLAFan-WeeklyRoundup1With the shadow of the holidays firmly behind for us another year, we can get back to focusing on the other thing that brings us all together, Xbox Live Arcade. A lot of work behind the scenes this week, as several existing XBLA games got some tinkering under the hood. We outline some strategies for guarding Middle-earth, talk DLC for our 'Best HD Remake of 2012' and dish on the many flavors of our favorite peripheral. Here's to another great year of Xbox Live Arcade.

Here’s our week in review:

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Revert Pack review (XBLA DLC)
3 years ago

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Revert Pack review (XBLA DLC)

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Revert Pack DLC

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is a bit of a mixed bag. For the casual player it provides nostalgia with enhanced visuals. The bugs seem minor. For the hardcore it leaves feelings of imprecision in control, and the in-game glitches become like a giant white headed pimple–no matter how much you try to look away it steals your focus. The community and media at large are torn on whether the game is amazing or abysmal. The Revert Pack DLC is more of the same. In the end it comes down to whether you enjoy the core game or hate it. That being said, let's keep this short and not beat around the bush.

Here's what we liked:

More to love – For fans of the game the Revert Pack is a must buy. The three greatest levels from Pro Skater 3 (Canada, L.A., and Airport) along with one new music track, Metallica's "All Nightmare Long". Also included are four new skaters: pros Steve Caballero and Geoff Rawley and Metallica members James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo. The four new skaters provide decent balance in the game's starting selection, and the levels are faithfully recreated. The Metallica track is, well, Metallica. You'll either love it or hate it.

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Weekly Roundup: December 8 – Middle-earth, Minecraft and modifications
3 years ago

Weekly Roundup: December 8 – Middle-earth, Minecraft and modifications

Weekly Roundup compiles all the biggest news stories, reviews and features from the week into one handy post on the weekends.

A solid week for Xbox Live Arcade. We've got some big releases and DLC to pour over, a lot of great games on the horizon and a few impressive milestones for XBLA favorites. What did you pick up this week? Are you battling for Middle-earth? Hitting monster combos in Tony Hawk, or pitting historic figures against each other in fantasy duels to the death?

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Weekly Roundup: December 2 – The future's so bright
3 years ago

Weekly Roundup: December 2 – The future's so bright

Weekly Roundup compiles all the biggest news stories, reviews and features from the week into one handy post on the weekends.

Another week of Xbox Live Arcade brought to a close. It's been a relatively quiet one, compared to the mad dash of last week's seasonal sales. Though there isn't much to write home about in terms of marquee XBLA titles, there's quite a bit to look forward to in the coming weeks and months on Xbox Live Arcade. With so many big games coming down the pipe, what are you looking forward to getting your hands on?

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New XBLA games incoming

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In case you're not bogged down by the many fantastic games out this year, here are some new XBLA games coming up in the next seven days. While we anxiously wait for Guardians of Middle Earth, you can relive some classic Sega fighting games. If that's too boring, you can always discover if Red Bull actually gives you wings. More downloadable content for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD and Magic: The Gathering is nice, too.

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Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD gets revert for all levels, plays better with transforming d-pad
3 years ago

Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD gets revert for all levels, plays better with transforming d-pad

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With the new Revert Pack (aka Pro Skater 3 pack) looming only days away, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD developer Robomodo has released a title update which reportedly adds …
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