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  • Elitist numbers, figures show that NXE is doing quite well for Microsoft

    Major Nelson, the official mouthpiece of all things Xbox, has some numbers about the New Xbox Experience that might interest, like, 11 of you. There’s a tremendous amount of spin (“If LIVE were a U.S. city, it would be the largest city with over 14-million members. The equivalent of New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago combined.” Only it’s not a city, so…)… Read More

  • First impression of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix: Thumbs up

    The game Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix is now available on Xbox Live Arcade (and PSN) for 1,200 Microsoft points. I bought it this morning and promptly realized two things: one, it’s tremendous and two, I’m rubbish at Street Fighter nowadays. I played about halfway through Arcade mode before finally giving up—like I said, rubbish—but that was enough to ensure… Read More

  • Duke Nukem 3D now on Xbox Live Arcade

    A cool 800 Microsoft points will get you all the womanizing, blue collar fun that is Duke Nukem 3D for the Xbox Live Arcade. The classic shooter’s graphics have been bumped up to high definition, and there’s an eight-player death match, conveniently named DukeMatch. Bad news for you folks in Germany and Korea: the games isn’t available to you. Mr. Nukem is too crude for… Read More

  • You've already played Portal: Still Alive

    Flickr’d During Microsoft’s laser light show at E3 last week, the title Portal: Still Alive flashed across the screen, angering certain segments of PC gamers. “An sequel to our game, available only on the Xbox 360? Outrageous!” Only it’s not. The game, which will be released on Xbox Live Arcade, is only an amalgam of previously released material, fan-made or… Read More

  • Crooks and Liars: No Duke Nukem Forever this year says 3D Realms president

    [photopress:nodnf.jpg,full,right] Forget whatever you heard about Duke Nukem Forever original story titlecoming out this year. 3D Realms president Scott Miller called the claim bogus and called the claim’s creators “lying bastards.” That’s refreshingly frank from a company president and fairly sloppy of the Dallas Morning News. The release date is still “when… Read More

  • Asteroids crashing into XBLA this Wednesday

    If you’re old enough to remember Asteroids and Asteroids Deluxe and your hands haven’t been crippled with tendinitis then get ready because they’re both coming to XBLA on November 28th at 5:00AM EST. Each will be available for download for the low low price of 400 MS Points. Read More

  • Xbox Live Arcade Heads To PCs By Year's End

    I love announcements for announcements’ sake. Microsoft said at Gamerfest that it will, somehow, someway, release Xbox Live Arcade for the PC in time for the holidays. It didn’t say how it plans to implement this feature into its nascent Live for PC offerings—what games will be available, will already purchased games be transferrable and/or playable on the PC, etc.—but… Read More

  • Pac-Man Debuts on Xbox Live Arcade: Now in High Definiton

    The lovable Pac-Man makes his Xbox Live Arcade debut today, reborn as Pac-Man Championship Edition. The game follows the same premise that everyone on planet Earth is familiar with, but adds a bunch of new mazes and several 21st century improvements like high def graphics and widescreen support. Microsoft teamed up with the game’s creator and had a blowout launch in New York yesterday… Read More

  • Tron Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

    Tron is 25 years young and Disney Interactive Studios is doing the younglings of my generation a great service by re-releasing Tron and Discs of Tron for Xbox Live Arcade. Excuse me while I go and change my underpants because this is awesome news! I’ll finally be able to derezz Sark, hopefully. I couldn’t as a kid because I was, like, a year old at the time. I’ve been… Read More

  • Pac-Man World Tournament Announced

    Yeah, I totally met Pac-Man back in ’05. Fans of Inky, Blink, and miscellaneous bouncing fruit should clear their schedules from April 26th to May 9th. Microsoft just announced that a World Pac-Man Tournament will be held on Xbox Live Arcade. That’s right, you can win some prizes and show off your skills from the comfort of that used couch you found on Craigslist. Here are some of… Read More

  • Quake III: Team Arena Coming To XBL?

    According to, a quick query on the ESRB website reveals that Quake III: Team Arena is listed as an Xbox 360 title. Most of us know that Q3TA was originally released years ago on the PC, so either this game is showing up a few years too late or it’ll be released as an Xbox Live Arcade title. We’re going to go with the latter. No release date is posted on the ESRB… Read More