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Goodbye Xbox 360, it was nice knowing you

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

'Bastion' and 'Transistor' Developer Supergiant Games Announce Third Game 'Pyre'

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

1980s Anime Lives On in This R-Type Tribute

Irem’s 1987 side-scrolling arcade shooter R-Type comes to life in one man’s loving fan-made tribute. Read more...

Deadlight returns with a director's cut this June

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

Aidan Knight – Funeral Singers (A Take Away Show)

Recently while touring Europe with Half Moon Run, Aidan Knight stopped by La Blogothèque to film a live solo version of “Funeral Singers”. La Blogothèque has hosted other artists such as Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Phoenix and more.   Watch below: Catch Aidan live at the Biltmore Cabaret on April 29th.   Posted by @adamahaha

BioShock: The Collection spotted for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

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

Fish! - Freeverse heritage lives on in Fish!

Flick Fishing was one of the original great fishing arcade games on iOS. Well Freeverse got swallowed by ngmoco:), which was swallowed by DeNA. And DeNA really only hits our radar these days because they are making mobile games for Nintendo. Show More Summary

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Teams Up With Miguel & More To Cover “Hotline Bling”

What's so good? Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, R&B star Miguel, jazz legend Kamasi Washington and more appeared at a “one-time-only live collaborative concert” over the weekend in Florida. The all-star PoWoW! at the inaugural Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, saw an impressive array of artists all gather together to perform under the stars. Show More Summary

Panorama Festival Reveals Lineup For Randalls Island Debut

LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, The National, and many more will headline the first ever Panorama Festival, planned for July on Randalls Island this summer. AEG Live, the promoter behind Coachella, settled on the Randalls Island site after the NYC Parks Department denied them a permit for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. [ more › ]

Geometry Wars is now Xbox One backwards compatible

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 is playable on Xbox One again

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

Microsoft feared XBLA would “completely destroy the console industry”

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 […]

This Must Be the Place (For an Epic Jam Session) — David Byrne and Arcade Fire Perform Together

In this week’s edition of Live Collaborations That Are Truly Excellent, David Byrne and Arcade Fire (well, three of its members — Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, and Richard Reed Parry) came together Friday evening to perform some Talking Heads songs at the Montreal Society for Arts and Technology’s benefit concert... More »

Arcade Fire and David Byrne Play Talking Heads Songs at Benefit in Montreal

David Byrne photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images, Win Butler photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage Arcade Fire recently announced their first live shows since 2014. Last night, the band's Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, and Richard Reed Parry played a benefit show in Montreal. Show More Summary

Unfiltered Episode 4: Xbox Live Arcade Creator Greg Canessa

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!

How Xbox Live Arcade Almost Didn't Happen

Greg Canessa discusses the long and challenging road in getting XBLA off the ground.

A Tiny Game of Pong brings the arcade classic to your Apple Watch

Developer Matt Wiechec has brought the classic game Pong to the Apple Watch with A Tiny Game of Pong. It more than lives up to its name, offering a game of pong that you play by rotating the digital crown on your watch. Beyond the game, you can set the theme, compete against others on the leaderboards, and more. Show More Summary

Xbox Live Arcade's creator wants Microsoft to bring it back for the Xbox One

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....

XBLA version of Galaga now backwards compatible with Xbox One

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 […]

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