I’ve been a big fan of The Behemoth ever since I first played Castle Crashers. I was familiar with their Newgrounds content, but never really took the plunge until the genre defining beat-'em-up landed on Xbox Live Arcade in 2008. It was almost revelatory in how good that game was, along with having a plain colorful and hilarious art style. Show More Summary
Here we go again. In 2011, Microsoft was the indie king. The industry was just blossoming thanks to services like Steam and Xbox Live Arcade, which introduced independent games to huge, hungry audiences. Indie Game: The Movie was about to debut, giving fans a deep, behind-the-scenes look at the perils and triumphs of small-scale development. Show More Summary
At E3 2017, we got a behind-the-scenes look at State of Decay 2, ahead of its spring 2018 release. The original State of Decay launched as a digital-only title for the Xbox 360, published under the Xbox Live Arcade banner. Since then,...Show More Summary
Charlie Murder and The Dishwasher Vampire Smile are now on Steam. Ska Studios’ indie beat-em-ups finally made it off of Xbox Live Arcade and onto PC yesterday, and if you enjoyed Salt and Sanctuary or like the idea of Edward Gorey meets violent side-scroller, definitely check them out. Read more...
State of Decay 2 is an upcoming zombie apocalypse simulator for Xbox One and Windows 10, but what's it all about? State of Decay was originally a digital-only Xbox Live Arcade title exclusive to the Xbox 360. Developed by Undead Labs...Show More Summary
Xbox Play Anywhere exclusive State of Decay 2 will be fully revealed at E3 2017. State of Decay was a blockbuster Xbox Live Arcade title from the Xbox 360 era. The ambitious, but humble title tasked players with the management of a community of survivors in an open world zombie apocalypse. Show More Summary
If you hear the name “Playdead”, you might think of their latest title, INSIDE. They had their debut six years before that, however, with the timed Xbox Live Arcade exclusive LIMBO. It took over a year for LIMBO to begin reaching other platforms, but it went on to become available on nearly every platform imaginable, […]
One of the main benefits of EA Access membership is the access to The Vault. There are already more than two dozen great games in The Vault, and in the months EA is planning to add even more sports, action and arcade games. Recently, they announced a selection of Xbox LIVE Arcade games in The […]
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.