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Everything we know so far about State of Decay 2: screenshots, gameplay details, and 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

State of Decay 2 to be fully unveiled at E3 2017

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

Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon are now available for digital purchase

Ever since the advent of the Games on Demand service for Xbox 360, multi-disc games have not been available for purchase digitally. While this initially might have been due to file size restrictions with Xbox Live marketplace (Arcade games were originally limited to 50 MB!), surely that type of nonsense was lifted when the Xbox One came around. Show More Summary

Overwatch’s Sombra and Arcade update is now live

3 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Boop. Blizzard has released a new patch for Overwatch that adds Sombra, the new hacker hero, to the team-based shooter for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The update also has the new Arcade mode, which adds new types of matches, including 1-vs.-1 and 3-vs.-3 games. Overwatch already has over 20 million players since it launched […]

Playdead’s LIMBO will join Backward Compatibility today

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, […]

EA Access members can now access a selection of Xbox LIVE Arcade games in The Vault

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 […]

How ReCore makes the case for the return of Xbox Live Arcade

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

This week’s new Xbox One backwards compatible titles are Bayonetta, de Blob 2 and Arkanoid Live

Arkanoid Live is a 2009 reprisal of a Taito arcade game from the 1980’s. These others should need no introduction. Microsoft has announced three new additions to the list of Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One via backwards compatibility. First up is Bayonetta, the stylish action effort from the minds behind Devil May Cry. […]

Thanks to today’s new additions, you can now play 214 Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One

Four more games have been added to the Xbox 360’s catalogue of forwards-compatible titles. Microsoft has made a suite of Xbox 360 Live Arcade titles playable on Xbox One. You can now enjoy Bloodforge, Go! Go! Break Steady, Gripshift and Mars: War Logs on your shinier, newer console. It’s not a very inspiring set of […]

Crimsonland will get Xbox Live achievements and leaderboards in Windows Store update

The Windows Store version of 10Tons' popular arcade top-down shooter Crimsonland will be adding Xbox Live achievements and leaderboards in a future update. ...

The man behind XBLA places bet on skill-based, real-money gaming on mobile

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....

Rumor: Microsoft planning not one, but two new Xbox One hardware revisions

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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!

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