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New Pacman June 5, 2007

Posted by dpcough in Xbox Live Arcade.

For the first time in 26 years a new Pacman is releasing, exclusive to XBLA!


Today Microsoft Corp. and NAMCO BANDAI Games made video game history by unveiling the “Pac-Man Championship Edition” — featuring the first new Pac-Man mazes in more than 26 years — available only on the Xbox 360™.
The “Pac-Man Championship Edition” is the same beloved “Pac-Man” game played in arcades of the ’80s but is updated with new features that former “Pac-Man” fanatics and new generations of fans alike will love. It includes new mazes that dynamically change shape during gameplay, six new timed game modes, new soundtracks and high-definition (HD) graphics. Details include the following:

• Classic 2-D “Pac-Man” presentation with a new, modern look in HD
• Six new, timed game modes:

The Championship Mode. This is the main game mode designed by NAMCO BANDAI Games and Iwatani specifically for the championship round of the Xbox 360 Pac-Man World Championship. This mode – as well as all others within the “Pac-Man Championship Edition” – features redesigned mazes with wide maze walls and a widescreen configuration to better enable high-speed game play. Timed limit of five minutes.

Challenge Mode 1 (Patience and Reward Course). This mode is an evolution of the Championship Mode. Patience mazes strategically offer fewer Power Pellets and Reward mazes provide a large number of Power Pellets – providing unique challenges and rewards for the player. Timed limit of 10 minutes.
Challenge Mode 2 (The Darkness Course). In this mode, only the area directly around Pac-Man and the Ghosts is visible and the maze walls are completely hidden. Timed limit of 10 minutes.
Extra Mode 1 (The Freeway Course). An extremely high-speed mode for advanced players, this mode features warp-speed Pac-Man and Ghosts and plenty of tunnels. Timed limit of five minutes.
Extra Mode 2 (The Manhattan Course). A mode inspired by the streets of Manhattan — the home for the first-ever Xbox 360 Pac-Man World Championship. Timed limit of five minutes.
Extra Mode 3 (The Overall Course). A mix of all other modes resulting in extreme mazes for the most devout Pac-Man fans. Timed limit of 10 minutes.

• Xbox LIVE leaderboards, Achievements and Gamerscore
• Rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board
• Costs 800 Microsoft® Points
• Available for download only on Xbox LIVE Arcade on the Xbox 360 starting at 0900 BST on Wednesday, June 6, 2007


Two More to Arcade…. Classics Again- May 22, 2007

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Following a recent trend two more games will release for XBLA this week. Both games are classic titles. The titles will be Rush ‘n Attack and Xevious. Both titles are 400 Microsoft Points each with the usual additions to arcade classics. Rush ‘n Attack is a sidescroller and Xevious is a shooting game with a vertical view. I’m still waiting for Band of Bugs but I guess a double dose of games isn’t that bad though. If your into classics or impulse buying try these games when they release Wednesday. For more details click here. Since its retro title heres a retro picture of Xevious.


Aegis Wing for Free May 12, 2007

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*UPDATE – Aegis Wing will in fact release this Wednesday, we had the story before a lot of people!

According to Kotaku on Gamerscoreblog there was a press release posted by mistake revealing a future XBLA title that will be free of cost to all users, Aegis Wing. “Aegis Wing” is a 2-D side-scrolling space shooter that combines epic space combat with fantastic visuals, and is set to a rich symphonic soundtrack. It was a student product selected to be on XBLA by Carbonated Games, the makers behind million copy seller UNO. Here are the features:



  • Amazing environmental art
  • Full symphonic soundtrack
  • Up to four-player simultaneous cooperative multiplayer gameplay, either locally on the same Xbox 360 console or over Xbox LIVE
  • Ability to attach your ship to your wingmen’s spacecraft to gain the “turret” ability and increase the firepower of the Super Weapons
  • Four Super Weapons: the Hades Beam (wreaks total destruction), the Gorgon Burst (wipes out incoming fire and disables enemy spacecraft with an electromagnetic pulse), the Arcus Missile (a heat-seeking missile) and the Lambda Shield (deflects incoming fire back at enemies)
  • Six epic missions and several memorable boss encounters to fight through

– dpcough

2 new things today May 9, 2007

Posted by havoc2638 in 360 Live News, Xbox Live Arcade.

Well guys we got some big news today…the new spring update is now out and I”ll be the first to tell you it is good…there is only one problem…the people who have child accounts(which means that you started before you were 18)we CANT use the Windows Messenger just because we have a child account…is that a little ridiculous??? Well other than that the update is great, I give a lot of props to Xbox Live for the great new dashboard.

Other news today…Double Dragon is out today and its only 400 Microsoft Points.


– havoc2638

6 to Arcade May 8, 2007

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Microsoft with its XBLA! They announced six titles that will be released later this year. Something to note is Mad Tracks is completed and got a review in OXM of a 7.5. The Solitare game and Spyglass Board Games have a screenshot in the Vision camera package when you buy it saying that the camera is compatible with it, finally they have been talked about. Here are the six new titles with descriptions.


· “Mad Tracks.” This 3-D racing party game from Load Inc. and D3Publisher recalls all the fun of playing with toy cars from childhood. Up to four players can race micro cars in a variety of gameplay modes in familiar settings such as a living room, a restaurant and a toy store.

· “Rush’n Attack.” Also known as “Green Beret,” from Konami Digital Entertainment Inc., this is a faithful next-generation update of this classic coin-op arcade title where the player assumes the role of a special forces agent sent behind enemy lines to infiltrate an enemy military complex and free captured prisoners of war.

· “Soltrio Solitaire.” From Silver Creek Entertainment, this is a collection of 18 different solitaire games, offering co-op and competitive two-player solitaire game modes.

· “Spyglass Board Games.” From Strange Flavour Ltd. and Freeverse, this offers classic versions of the world’s most beloved board games, including chess, checkers, mancala and reversi, as well as the ability to enjoy video chat with friends via the Xbox LIVE Vision camera.

· “Street Trace:NYC.” This is a hover board racing and arena battle game from Gaia Industries Inc. set against the urban wasteland of future New York City. Make your mark on the leaderboards in intense eight-player action over Xbox LIVE, or battle at home through split-screen or single-player tournaments.

· “Undertow.” This is a fast-paced action shooter from Chair Entertainment Group that thrusts players underwater as they battle for control of the oceans, and features a robust single player/co-op campaign and up to 16-player multiplayer action over Xbox LIVE.

Double Dragon May 8, 2007

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This week on Xbox Live Arcade the game Double Dragon will be released, it is another arcade port onto Xbox Live Arcade. Whatever happened to Band of Bugs and other titles supposed to be released by now? Well here are the features for the port that will cost you only 400 Microsoft Points.

Game Features

· Two-player co-op multiplayer locally or over Xbox LIVE
· Special extras such as a look at the original Japanese and U.S. “Double Dragon” sales fliers
· Gameplay with either the original graphics or with new high-definition graphics
· All new music
· Hints and tips for newcomers
· Three leaderboards
· Customizable button configurations
· Ability to earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points


Eets Fixed April 25, 2007

Posted by dpcough in Xbox Live Arcade.

Apparently there was a download issue with Eets: Chowdown, some who have purchased it may not of had it download properly onto their Xbox 360 Console. The Xbox Live team went and fixed the problem, so anyone who downloaded it and it won’t work simply delete it then re-download it. If you purchased it you will not have to pay again as always with downloads.


Capcom with Four April 14, 2007

Posted by dpcough in Xbox Live Arcade.

Today Capcom announced four titles that will hit Xbox Live Arcade this year (if certification is the same way it was for Street Fighter II expect the titles in 2008.) Capcom is commiting two games that will be upgraded with HD Graphics and hopefully some leaderboards with Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo and Super Street Fighter II Turbo. They are slated for the summer and fall. The development will be by Backbone Entertainment.

Then Capcom licensed two games Rocketmen: Axis of Evil and Talisman. They were both board games, and like Catan are getting made into XBLA games.


[Via Wired]

Boom Boom Rockets Onto XBLA April 11, 2007

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“Boom Boom Rocket” Brings Rhythm to the Night on Xbox Live Arcade
A new original title rockets onto Xbox Live Arcade from Bizarre Creations (the creators of the critically acclaimed “Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved”) and publisher Electronic Arts. “Boom Boom Rocket” will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 beginning Wednesday, Apr. 11, at 0900 GMT (2:00 a.m. PDT).

The addictive and original “Boom Boom Rocket” is the first music-rhythm game to appear on Xbox Live Arcade. Players trigger rockets to the beat of the music while traveling through a 3D cityscape. The better the player times the explosions, the more spectacular the fireworks effect. The fireworks are choreographed to 10 original tracks created by Ian Livingstone, who recently scored “Batman Returns” and “Project Gotham Racing 2.”

“Boom Boom Rocket” will be available for 800 Microsoft Points and will first launch in the U.S. Canada, and Europe. The title is rated “E” for Everyone (except in Germany, where it currently is unrated). The game also will be available in the near future in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore Australia, and New Zealand.

Game Features

  • Two single player gameplay modes – Normal and Speed
  • Two single console multiplayer head-to-head modes – Battle and Endurance
    Practice Mode
  • Freestyle mode – No target line or scoring, just mash buttons to create cool fireworks shows
  • Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points

Jetpac Refuelled Fixed April 5, 2007

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For everyone who bought Jetpac Refuelled you may have noticed that into the game the theme and gamerpic you unlock were not downloading properly. After some bug fixing Rare worked out the problem. It may not be the easiest solution to get the gamerpic and theme but this is the only way possible below, you need to delete the game and re-download it. It shouldn’t take too long though.


  • Navigate to the ‘System’ blade in the 360 dashboard
  • Select the ‘Memory’ menu option
  • Select the storage device on which ‘Jetpac Refuelled’ is saved
  • Select the ‘Games’ menu option
  • Navigate to the ‘Jetpac’ entry in the menu and select it
  • When you select the ‘Jetpac’ entry, highlight ‘Jetpac Xbox Live Arcade Game’
  • Select and confirm the ‘Delete’ option
  • FINAL STEP: Re-download from the Arcade downloads section of the dashboard to obtain the updated game package


[Via Gamerscoreblog]

Luxor 2 April 3, 2007

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This week on Xbox Live Arcade Luxor 2 will be released for 800 Marketplace Points.

Game Features


  • 88 explosive levels with 13 new bonus rounds
  • 4 levels of difficulty, including the mind-bending Challenge of Horus
  • 4 modes of play: Adventure, Practice, Survival and Pharaoh’s Challenge
  • 15 power-ups including the new Lightning Storm and Pharaoh’s Dagger
  • Player ranking system with 100 levels from Farm Hand to Pharaoh of the Two Lands
  • Pharaoh’s Challenge: A fast-paced arcade-style version of the game, where the user employs the Pharaoh’s Dagger exclusively to eliminate the approaching spheres
  • Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points


Castlevania This Week March 16, 2007

Posted by dpcough in Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox Live Marketplace, Xbox/ Xbox 360 General.
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This week on Xbox Live Arcade the first PS1 port will be released in Castlevania: Symphony of Night. Even though it is a port it will carry the premium port price of 800 Microsoft Points. Here are the game’s features:

Game Features


  • Play the original version of the game or experience it in enhanced mode with improved graphics and modernized audio and sound effects
  • New native widescreen and high-definition support
  • Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points