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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!

How Xbox Live Arcade Almost Didn't Happen

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

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 […]

Xbox Live Arcade Creator Urges MS to Bring Back XBLA

According to Greg Canessa, reviving XBLA for the Xbox One audience would be "easily fixable" for Microsoft.

You can now play Galaga on Xbox One

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 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…

That Time Xbox 360's Uno Game Was Flooded With Dick Pics

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...

Traveling through time with 'Braid' creator Jonathan Blow

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 Remastered is currently free on Windows, coming to Xbox One in 2016

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....

PEGI lists Shadow Complex Remastered for PC

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

Shadow Complex Remastered PC Rated by PEGI

A PEGI rating for an Xbox Live Arcade classic reveals a potential re-release could be forthcoming.

Castle Crashers Remastered charges onto Xbox One next week

It's hard to imagine anyone missing out on the original beat-'em-up joy provided by Castle Crashers, one of the most recognizable Xbox Live Arcade games of the previous console generation. But back at E3 2015, The Behemoth did announced that Castle Crashers Remastered was in the works. Show More Summary

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