Do you remember the Xbox Live Arcade? Before ID@Xbox, most game developers needed a publisher to hit the Xbox 360. Putting games onto the Xbox platform used to be a pretty expensive ordeal, and publishers would often float the bill in exchange for a cut of the profits. Show More Summary
Greg Canessa, the brains behind Xbox Live Arcade and former head of Blizzard's widely-used online service Battle.net, hopes to create a new venue for companies to monetize their mobile games....
The Xbox One has had a rough time, and not just in Japan. Once upon a time the 360 was the first choice for a lot of publisher-led exclusivity deals, the Xbox Live Arcade storefront was thriving, and Microsoft was making money hand-over-fist...Show More Summary
On November 22, 2005, the Xbox 360 was released, and Microsoft began their reign that would echo throughout that particular generation. The effects of the 360 are obvious even today. The Xbox Live Arcade machine was nearly unstoppable,...Show More Summary
Supergiant Games doesn't release games often, but when they do the world stops and takes notice. Their breakout hit was 2011's Bastion [$4.99], which first launched on Xbox Live Arcade but made its way to iOS about a year later. Then there was 2014's Transistor [$9.99], which received similar critical praise and also made its
As much as it's a surprise to see Deep Silver and Abstraction bring back Deadlight of all things with an enhanced edition, I wouldn't mind it if we got more of these Xbox Live Arcade revivals. Folks who went through the last consoleShow More Summary
It looks like the oft-rumoured BioShock: The Collection is nearing release. Xbox Live Arcade watchdog Lifelower spotted a listing for the unannounced compilation on a Taiwanese game rating website. Accompanying the listing is box art and mention of PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as launch platforms. Show More Summary
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved now supports Xbox One via backwards compatibility. Available for £3.39, the Xbox 360 launch title is oft credited as the game that kicked off the Xbox Live Arcade revolution. Originally conceived as a mini-game...Show More Summary
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved -- it's still really dang good! The treasured Xbox Live Arcade twin-stick shooter has resurfaced as a backward-compatible title on Xbox One. Previously, it was available to folks in the console's preview program. Show More Summary
Internal concerns that cheaper digital sales would harm traditional stores. In the early days of Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft had a real fear that it would “destroy the console industry.” The concern was that lower price points and digital delivery would shake up the traditional retail model of high-priced games sold through bricks-and-mortar stores. “There […]
Former Xbox exec and XBLA creator Greg Canessa sits down for a 70-minute interview about how XBLA almost didn't happen, Bill Gates's favorite XBLA game, and much more!
Greg Canessa discusses the long and challenging road in getting XBLA off the ground.
Greg Canessa. the man who created Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade game service for the original Xbox and Xbox 360 would like to see his former company bring it back for the Xbox One console. Canessa believes such a move would allow the Xbox One to have a "huge point of distinction" compared to Sony's rival PlayStation 4....
You can now play the Xbox 360 version of arcade classic Galaga on your Xbox One. Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox Live Arcade version of Galaga, which came out on Xbox 360 nearly ten years ago, is now available on Xbox One through backwards compatibility. Major Nelson announced the release through his Twitter: Galaga […]
According to Greg Canessa, reviving XBLA for the Xbox One audience would be "easily fixable" for Microsoft.
The Xbox 360 version of arcade classic Galaga is now backwards compatible on Xbox One. Anyone who owns the Xbox Live Arcade edition can download it to their Xbox One free of charge. Or you can nab it now via Xbox.com for £3.39. Galaga was released on Xbox 360 back in 2006, although the original arcade cabinet version dates back to the dusty days of 1981. Read more…
Uno was one of Xbox Live Arcade’s best games in the early years, a fact that’s been somewhat forgotten because all anyone can remember are endless penises. Read more...
In the world of independent games, there is "before Braid" and "after Braid." Before this game hit Xbox Live Arcade in 2008, "indies" were barely a blip on the industry's radar -- but Braid landed in players' living rooms like an atomic bomb. Show More Summary
Shadow Complex, one of the most acclaimed Xbox Live Arcade games made for the Xbox 360, has been revamped and released for Windows PCs under the title Shadow Complex Remastered. The game is free to download for a limited time during the holidays. It will also be released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sometime in early 2016....
Reminisce about Xbox Live Arcade and you can't overlook Shadow Complex. It was great! Was it the first proper blockbuster XBLA game? Published by Gears of War titan (at that point) Epic Games, developed by Chair, it was a big deal. But it's always been stuck on Xbox 360. Show More Summary