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  • Rumor: Six-player co-op Castlevania coming to XBLA

    Dracula can scarcely stave off one Belmont at a time, so we can’t imagine he’s too pleased that six members of vampire-slayin’-est family around will soon be banging down his doors. There are going to be so many broken wine glasses. But enough intro; have at this post!

  • Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition to cost 1200 MS Points

    Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition is nearly upon us. With a newly announced release date, the lauch pad is nearly clear for take-off. Except for one thing: the game’s price. We asked Atlus about that little detail, and here’s what the publisher told us.

  • Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition dated for May

    Have you ever wanted to headbutt a bird person who might be your mother in the face? …Seriously? You have? Sorry. Your response just took us by surprise, is all. Well, come May 5 – even if you don’t own a gaming PC that’s achieved sentience – you’ll be able to.

  • XBLA sales rise 41% in March

    Microsoft’s Block Party promotion pushed XBLA revenues beyond the $10 million mark in March, according to figures from market research firm FADE (Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment).

  • XBLA House Party: Perfect Dark hits March 17

    Microsoft has revealed dates for its XBLA titles hitting in March, and among them is Perfect Dark landing on March 17. That’s not all though, MS is handing out an extra 400 MS Points and a month’s worth of Gold membership in celebration.

  • Rumor: Dead Space: Extraction, Planet Cracker invading XBLA, PSN

    In space, no one can hear you scream. At least, that’s what we thought until we played Dead Space, which had us screeching in pitches so high that our beards threatened to leave us for better men. Fortunately for our poor hearts, two Dead Space-themed games – Dead Space: Extraction and Planet Cracker – will […]

  • Report – Xbox Live Arcade revenues beat $100m in 2009

    A Forecasting and Analysing Digital Entertainment (FADE) report has claimed Xbox Live Arcade generated $103.4 million (£65.9m) during 2009, a 34 percent increase compared to the year previous.

  • The Behemoth’s third game officially titled “BattleBlock Theater,” features smashing top hat action

    While having to say “The Behemoth’s third game” wasn’t getting tiresome at all, we’re happy to report that said mouthful finally has a more manageable moniker: BattleBlock Theater. The developer’s also released a new trailer, which you’ll find after the break.

  • Perfect Dark XBLA – three shots

    Rare dropped us an email earlier containing not one, not two, but three actual, real-life screens of the XBLA version of Perfect Dark. Get the full images through the links. They show off some reskinned weapons ands a new look Elvis. Not quite GoldenEye, but really not far off. Get pumped. We’re in transit at […]

  • Shadow Complex breaks first-week XBLA sales record

    Shadow Complex sold more than 200,000 copies in its first week, making it the fastest-selling single-player XBLA game yet. “Congratulations to Chair Entertainment and Epic Games for creating an outstanding game,” said Scott Austin, director of digitally distributed games at Microsoft. “As the capstone title of the second annual Summer of Arcade program, Shadow Complex […]

  • Penny Arcade Adventures Ep. 2 is your XBLA deal of the week

    Wow, what a totally crazy coincidence! Penny Arcade Expo is only a hop, a skip, and an uncomfortable plane ride away, and this week’s XBLA deal is for Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 2! Man, sometimes we start wondering if these things are planned or something. The deal drops PAA: OtRSPoD Ep.2 from 1200 MS Points […]

  • NBA 2K10 Draft and and Watchmen Pt. 2 are this week’s XBLA releases

    If you’re an XBLA-holic, this week brings two new games to sate your download-lust. Your options are NBA 2K10: Draft Combine and Watchmen Pt. 2. NBA 2K10: Draft is a sort of trial for the big boy edition NBA 2K10′s new features. It’ll run you 400 MS Points. Watchmen, meanwhile, is about people in costumes […]

  • New Perfect Dark XBLA screens compare old and new

    Rare’s applied a bit (and only a bit) of its modern tech wizardry to the nine year-old Perfect Dark, and presto: no more wrinkles or gray hairs. Heck, you don’t even have to squint to see, well, everything anymore. Check out the old-meets-new screens over at Shacknews.

  • Meet the new Earthworm Jim, same as the old Earthworm Jim

    Yesterday’s announcement that Gameloft had picked up the rights to give your Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii a case of the worms wasn’t exactly clear on what form said creepy-but-not-crawly would take. Would it be a new game, or would it be a port of a classic earthworm escapade? G4 asked Gameloft, and promptly received […]

  • Marvel Vs Capcom 2 goes Live

    Marvel Vs Capcom 2 is now up on Live, says the Major. Blurb: Fans asked, and Capcom listened! One of the most popular fighting games of all time returns! MvC 2 brings legendary characters from throughout Marvel and Capcom history to duke it out in an insane tag-team fighting experience. Featuring an unprecedented 56-character roster […]

  • Metalocalypse games coming to PSN/XBLA

    Metalocalypse, the popular Adult Swim show about a five-man metal band and their hilarious hijinks, is stepping onto the videogame stage in the form of a downloadable title for PSN and XBLA, according to the Wall Street Journal. Titled Metalocalypse: Dethgame, the game won’t star the totally metal (and not much else) quintet. Instead, it’ll […]

  • Vid interview – Alien Breed to appeal to Gears and Halo fans, says Team 17′s Brown

    Team 17 boss Martyn Brown’s told VG247 that downloadable actioner Alien Breed Evolution should appeal to Xbox 360 fans’ traditional loves in Halo and Gears of War. The UK studio manager said the title, the first of a trilogy that’s cost $2.5 million to develop so far, could replicate the company’s significant online console success […]

  • Rumour: LucasArts bringing Lucidity to XBLA

    Joystiq’s rumouring that LucasArts is to release Lucidity, a new IP, to XBLA. It’s a side-scrolling adventure, apparently, in which players place objects in the path of protagonist Sofi as she navigates the gameworld. There’s more through there. No date, though.

  • Vandal Hearts XBLA/PSN – new screens and details

    Konami’s released a new set of screens for the XBLA and PSN version of Vandal Hearts, to release this winter. Get them after the break. It’s cute strategy over 20 maps. There’s are new gameplay details in the press release below.

  • Serious Sam HD – first shots

    The first screens of Serious Sam HD, the XBLA remake of Croteam’s FPS, are up on EG. There’s only one way this is going. And that’s the way of awesome. It’s out later this summer.

  • Serious Sam remake heading to XBLA

    Eurogamer’s reporting that Serious Sam will release for XBLA this summer. The ageing shooter’s to cost 1,200 Microsoft Points. Called Serious Sam HD, the game will “re-imagine” The First Encounter. It’s been written by original developer Croteam. Which is awesome. No question.

  • Worms 2: Armageddon dated for July 1

    According to Gamespot, Team17′s Worms 2: Armageddon has been given a July 1 release date for XBLA. It’ll set you back $10. The first XBLA game is still one of the top five performers on the service, the sequel being “initially exclusive to Xbox Live Arcade.” More through there.

  • Ninjabee hints at flame tossing Avatars via Twitter

    Ninjabee has hinted via Twitter that flame tossing Avatars may be headed our way. Here’s what the Kingdom for Keflings creators tweeted: “Here’s the big news for the day: Ever wanted to throw a fireball with your Avatar?” Which leads to the photo pictured above with the caption: “Soon you’ll be able to use your […]

  • Zeno Clash heading to Xbox Live once it gets a publisher

    Zeno Clash may soon land on Xbox Live once it gets a publisher, according to a report from D’toid. ACE co-founder Carlos Bordeu has said the team, is close to landing a deal, and the game will contain extra content once it is launched. “We’ve been having conversations about a possible XBLA version of the […]

  • Perfect Dark XBLA – more rumours

    Remember that Brazilian Microsoft presentation video that included a masked Forza logo? Well, according to this Destructoid piece, it also showed a Perfect Dark image at the top of a Live game list. That’s it. If there is a God, Rare will announce its old shooters from XBLA at E3 and stop the madness.

  • Rumour: Gunstar Heroes XBLA gets leaked shots

    The chap who like leaking stuff from PartnerNet’s at it again. This time he’s popped up some screens from the XBLA version of Gunstar Heroes. It hasn’t been announced yet, and there’s no date. Doesn’t look as though you’re going to be waiting too long for it, though, does it? Thanks, Blerk.

  • XBLA VOOT out now

    Nelson’s confirmed the release of the Live version of Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram. It’s 1,200 MS Points. Don’t think. Just buy.

  • Max Payne 1 and 2 on XBLA now

    The first two Max Payne games are now up on XBLA for 1,200 MS Points each. These have to be worth a punt, if only to laugh at Max’s wank-face as he dives through the air in slow motion. Off you go.

  • Marvel Vs Capcom 2 XBLA looking highly likely

    An XBLA version of Marvel Vs Capcom 2 is looking pretty much certain after Achievements for the title popped up here and ShopTo starting offering tournament sticks yesterday. Capcom hasn’t confirmed the game as yet, but has already said there’ll be more 2D fighter reboots to come from the publisher following the release of the […]

  • XBLA Banjo-Tooie to cost 1,200 MS Points

    Rare just confirmed that the XBLA port of Banjo-Tooie’s to cost 1,200 Microsoft Points. The game was announced for an April 29 release yesterday. The info was just posted on Banjo Blog. Look at it. It’s proves we’re not lying.