Microsoft is announcing a stellar year for its Xbox Live Arcade online gaming service. Microsoft and the Xbox Live team launched more than 60 video-game titles in 2008. The number-one Xbox Live Arcade game, according to Microsoft, was Braid. About 110 million trial games have been downloaded on Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade to date.
"Momentum for Xbox Live Arcade has been incredible this year," said Scott Austin, the director of digitally distributed games for Microsoft. "Xbox Live Arcade has really become the top destination for premium downloadable games, and we've got a long list of games coming out in 2009 that we think will be just as incredible as what we already have on the service."