Submitted by Tolkoto 1149d ago | news

Hackers leak tons of unreleased Xbox Live Arcade games

Digging around in the cover art files for Xbox.com has revealed over a dozen unreleased (and some unannounced) titles. Included among the previously unknown titles are Double Dragon II (Double Dragon Neon was released last month) and Star Wars First Assault.

Other titles — like Toe Jam & Earl, Retro City Rampage, and Karateka — have all been officially confirmed by their publishers. Sega’s HD remake of Nights into Dreams comes out this week, and GamesBeat can confirm the cover art discovered by the hackers is legit. (Karateka, NiGHTS Into Dreams, Star Wars: First Assault, Xbox 360)

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wita  +   1149d ago
Girl Fight, huh?
Yi-Long  +   1149d ago
... still no Shenmue HD.
darthv72  +   1149d ago
shenmue...i think
that one is still coming out so its more a matter of being patient.

Funny thing is, some of those I've already heard about. Not sure why this is being sensationalized as a "leak" when most were already on the road to release.

Some look pretty obscure and as such they dont garner as much focus when they first get announced. Yet ones like Nights and Toe jam and earl and many others have been known about for a while now.

Maybe with the passing time we forget about them and then something like this happens and we think these are leaked titles??? IDK.
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hkgamer  +   1149d ago
Everyone needs to forget about shenmue. It's just not going to happen.

Or maybe it is a PSN exclusive and it is set for release on November 26th. :D:D:D
OK, too late now, psyched myself up and now just have to wait and get disappointed for the 50th time.

Gonna go plug in my DC and play Shenmue I&II now. ¬.¬
mewhy32  +   1148d ago
So messing around with URL's is hacking nowadays? LOL!
Majors  +   1148d ago
Yeah just like creating a small program for a piece of hardware is also called hacking. LOl
antz1104  +   1148d ago
Star Wars First Assault? Battlefront XBLA?
DV_Bastian  +   1149d ago
Most anticipated game of the century?
Muffins1223  +   1149d ago
i see another naughty bear title!!!
Commandar_Shepard  +   1149d ago
Any sign of a Shadow Complex 2? What about a revival of a Rare franchise? Castle Crashers 2? I want these so bad.
da_2pacalypse  +   1149d ago
Sadly, while Rare is owned by M$, the words: Rare and Revival are an oxymoron :(
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RustedMan  +   1148d ago
Rare is rare.
wastedcells  +   1145d ago
Gotta love hackers when they use their powers for good lol.
Cam977  +   1149d ago
Hahaha, this is funny.
SSKILLZ  +   1149d ago
yes, yes it is, the market place has no security.
Laxman  +   1149d ago
Yeah, there's no security at all! Its disgusting, hackers stole the uploaded cover art of upcoming games by messing with an internet URL on thier computers!

Whats next, stealing the emails, addresses, full details and credit card numbers of up to hundreds of thousands of users and having the service shut down for weeks non-stop?! Will when the madness end?
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ShinMaster  +   1149d ago
Well, you get what you pay for....
hackers, advertisements and cross-game chat
Cam977  +   1148d ago
This just goes to show that "the digital age" will bring huge problems with it!
Gamer1982  +   1148d ago
But, but, but the xbox fanboys keep saying only ps3 has no security! lol

Seriously though developers will see this though and in future think twice about releasing games on xbox live.
NeverEnding1989  +   1149d ago
The names of unreleased arcade games was leaked?

I've completely lost trust in Microsoft. I'm switching.
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NonApplicable  +   1148d ago
Can't tell if sarcastic or if fanboy
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guitarded77  +   1149d ago
Awesome... some interesting looking games there. I can't wait to see something on Star Wars First Assault. I hope it's their answer for the Battlefront demand.
memots  +   1148d ago
Nah it's more starwars dance kinect. Assault stands for assaulting even more you nostalgia of starwars and how it use to be awesome until I saw bobs fett girate around with some storm trooper .. I real starwars game right there.
maniacmayhem  +   1149d ago
Retro City Rampage!!!

Guilty Core Plus!! Now please!
Redgehammer  +   1149d ago
XBLA is always, as the kids say, bringing it.
YodaCracker  +   1149d ago
Definitely! Just look at all the critically acclaimed Xbox LIVE Arcade titles this year! Fez, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Mark of the Ninja, Trials Evolution, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Spelunky, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition... This year has seen LIVE Arcade's best lineup to date. They are miles ahead of the competition!
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KingMe42  +   1148d ago
By miles ahead you mean doing what Sony has already been doing for a few months?
insomnium2  +   1148d ago

I think he means MS brings them more arcade games than competition.

I'm not sure about Sony's offerings in PSN. I've been too busy with exclusive retail games to care. Kinda puts Yoda's comment into perspective.
LightSamus  +   1149d ago
Messing with a url makes someone a hacker now?
dazzrazz  +   1149d ago
Yeah that's what I was thinking... Hax0rz :D
Qrphe  +   1149d ago
Technically, if Microsoft didn't wish to have this information leaked, and someone got a hold of it (through an exploit, a basic one but an exploit nonetheless), then yes, it's considered "hacking."
pixelsword  +   1148d ago
It does when the security is nothing but an unknown url.

At any rate, this isn't a big deal because it's just a link; the PS3 thing wasn't a big deal because no one had an CC stolen, and PS3 users got free stuff out of it.

All is well.
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insomnium2  +   1148d ago
Hey a sane comment! Keep it up good sir.
LightSamus  +   1148d ago
To me, hacking involves doing something a regular person can't do like breaking a password or infiltrating a network. Changing a few letters in a url isn't hacking.
Shadonic  +   1149d ago
Well i think they just showed 2-3 of there other free to play titles. happy wars being one that star wars game and that special forces game are the main contenders for free to play. There also getting state of decay which ive been fallowing for 3 years ( so glad its finally coming out). Ms may have less exclusive titles than ps3 but they bring it hard in the arcade.
killerhog  +   1149d ago
How you know they're exclusives? Double dragon is multi, night into dreams is multi, so how can you conclude the rest will be? Unless they were officially announced as exclusive you can't say/assume they are.
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Shadonic  +   1149d ago
well im pretty sure that state of decay is exclusive ( though its still coming out on PC) I dont think sony would get happy-wars would be on the PS3 from overall direction of the console but its still possible that it may come to Ps3. Honestly i dont really care for exclusivity anyway all i know is from my experience in a certain beta more than 1 of those may be a beta title that ive played.
AdrianHD  +   1149d ago
He's not saying they are, he's saying overall, the XBLA is pretty hardcore in its offerings, which it is. Fez, Trials, Minecraft, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Alan Wake, all quite awesome.
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mi_titan27  +   1149d ago
Keep in mind, some of these titles are already announced and may only be released in japan, like Guilty Gear XX. Also these are not necessarily xbox exclusive.

Looks like the Saints Row money shot is actually DLC
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007Bond  +   1149d ago
Hackers gonna hack
NeXXXuS  +   1149d ago
Gamers gonna game.
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josephayal  +   1149d ago
Excellent service and outstanding Security
DAM that's tons of fun ......i love xbox live, Microsoft will always rule the online market in my eyes.
andibandit  +   1149d ago
Yeah i wish they had gotten my cc info instead of these leaked titles....oh wait
CernaML  +   1149d ago
I wish my CC info got stolen during the PSN hack as well.
Because that didn't seem to happen.
DigitalRaptor  +   1149d ago
Tell me anditbandit, who's credit card information was leaked/stolen again? Don't remember that at all. Oh wait... it wasn't, but fanboys like you love to make up crap to support your troll comments.

If anything you should be reading stuff like this... http://www.hackedonxbox.com
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ALLWRONG  +   1148d ago
Funny how nothing gets removed for trolling now
SOULJER  +   1149d ago
Noooooo,,,,,microsoft your getting hack. Whyyyyy. Oh the agony.
TENTONGUN  +   1149d ago
2 times i went into marketplace arcade and seen a bunch of games up like a month or two before they were released, even some before they were annonced. couldnt download them or anything, but they were there briefly. im not sure but i doubt there was a whole lot of hacking involved. maybe just a ms goof
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phinch  +   1149d ago
you...get what you...paaaay for?
WetN00dle69  +   1149d ago
Exactly, no maintenance BUT hacked to high hell. AHH well ill take no maintenance any day hacked or not!
NeverEnding1989  +   1149d ago
For not looking at the article summary (let alone the actual article)
CRASHBASHUK  +   1149d ago
hmm xbl unhackerbul???
Belking  +   1149d ago
Nice try but that isn't even close to a xbox live hack.
ChunkyLover53  +   1149d ago
Gotta love the Sony fanboys that think "hacked" means someone broke into Microsoft's security. Only Sony let people probe their systems for weeks on end to find a week spot.

This was switching up a URL, not a "hack" as the movies and television shows would have you believe. The funny thing is how the insecure Sony fans jump on it and try to rub it in. I may not use PSN that much, but I was still upset and saddened that my fellow gamers couldn't play online, the fact that people would get joy out of something negative really shows how ignorant a lot of people are.

I'm just thankful its not actually a hack, but on the plus side, looks like XBLA will continue to dominate with great titles.
shivvy24  +   1149d ago
this should go down as the "Easiest Hack Ever" !
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   1149d ago
Why bring Sony into it and use rhetoric like dominate or miles ahead of the competition like Fudgehammer. Just tell the idiots to read the article instead of giving them the reaction they want. Vicious circle.

And technically, it is a hack.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1149d ago
***"The funny thing is how the insecure Sony fans jump on it and try to rub it in. I may not use PSN that much, but I was still upset and saddened that my fellow gamers couldn't play online, the fact that people would get joy out of something negative really shows how ignorant a lot of people are."***

Says the person that is always joking about the PSN hack... whenever PSN is down...

Quit your whining already.
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ChunkyLover53  +   1149d ago
I write "Hax?" as a joke, its clearly a joke. I'm not ignorant nor stupid. I also take the time out to check if I can actually still connect or not.

There is a huge difference between that, and flat out ignoring the actual article and trying to rub something in.

I get why you follow around my posts, but trolling me on this account if just going to get you banned like your other account.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1149d ago
What other account? Seems like you picked up Evil's disease of accusing others for having multiple accounts when you can't back up your BS.

Don't get mad cause I called you out lol.
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wastedcells  +   1145d ago
So many trolls so little time lol. Please support those who tell off trolls with a plus one bubble vote.
NonApplicable  +   1148d ago
Only Microsoft fanboys care what Sony fanboys think.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1148d ago
Other way around.
chaos-lockheart  +   1149d ago
MS is clueless
Jason_Tanner  +   1149d ago
Cool to get a sneak peek like this.
maniacmayhem  +   1149d ago
Interesting, it appears so many people on N4G just can't wait for Live to get hacked.


So someone switches up a url on Xbox.com and we get a bunch of folks on here raging about XBL has been hacked?
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   1149d ago
The title is obvious bait. I bit.
Shadonic  +   1149d ago
I want state of decay Q.Q
born2live  +   1149d ago
So... What's the big deal? They managed to get their hands on a list of future dated games... How is that a threat to my personal information?
SOULJER  +   1149d ago
Hey! I was just making a joke. If my suky a$$ live account, got hack i be pissed. CALM DOWN. This means you ChunkyAnythingButAlover53 i know you get protective about everything x-box. Take a deep breath. Now relax. DAMN! you act like people are talking about your mother.
ItsTrue  +   1149d ago
Man some comments are so ironic. PS3 fanboys always complain about Xbox fanboys trolling their articles, and whaddya know, look at them here. The best way to stop others from doing it is to not do it yourself.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1149d ago
But Live users pay $60 for the security that PSN lacks...
dark-hollow  +   1148d ago
We pay $60 for Xbox.com? That news to me....
kingPoS  +   1149d ago
What is Special Forces Team X? Borderlands 2 dlc perhaps? Hmm

Edit: Nvm it just looks alot like Borderlands, numbers even popout instead of blood.

Carry On
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Saturne3  +   1149d ago
Serious Sam 3! finaly!
SlavisH2  +   1149d ago
I know man but when???????
Saturne3  +   1147d ago
when its done? xD
WeskerChildReborned  +   1149d ago
State of Decay looks interesting.
KingMe42  +   1148d ago
I noticed that some of these are not exclusive so plus might see some of these as well, and a few are also dlc. Nice list aether way.
WitWolfy  +   1148d ago
Sweet guess I'll be going to Xbox360iso.com to put this on my RGH then.. Thanks N4G!
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