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Peter Moore explains the lack of new Arcade content for the 360

There are some great games on there now, and lot we're looking forward to, but why are we waiting so long between new releases? There's a demand for these games that's obviously not being met. While I'm not quite sure if I believe the story, Peter Moore has a reason for the lack of new content. Here's what he told Edge magazine:

Moore: "Here's what happened - people didn't believe that Arcade was going to fly. So we went round a year and a half ago as we were doing the final plans for launching 360, and told our publishing friends that here's what we think is really cool idea, where you could make games for hundreds of thousands of dollars instead of tens of millions, and at very low risk, but people didn't believe it. And we released it and it blew the doors down. Now all of a sudden we're in this phase where Sega, Namco, Konami, Midway... they want some of that. But we do have an important quality bar in place - we could probably throw 300 games up there quickly, and we are trying to get the independent guys going as well. It's almost going to be like Pop Idol, where someone will pop out suddenly - Geometry Wars is a great example."

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RBlaze3749d ago

I reckon it'd be ace if MS released a program that we could buy/dload, that let us try to make games and things (themes etc) for the marketplace. Obviously the games/characters etc would have to be in a seperate place to the real arcade, but it would let gamers show companies what the public really want to see. And it would be a part of the marketplace that was run by us!

The Real Deal3748d ago

Live Arcade is exactly what microsoft needed for the casaul gamers. Its easy, convenient, and very inexpensive. It surprised me when I got my 360. Very invovative.

Shake3748d ago

Hmmmm I wonnder what would happen If that xbox would fall off his hand.....dunno

Marriot VP3748d ago

Haha, i always think about that with console shows. I'm sure he practiced in his hotel room or whatever

joemutt3748d ago

Not like the PS3, but empty on purpose, so its lighter like they do in the movies, the cars they crash dont have stereos or any of that in them.

96impala3748d ago

you guys do know when crazy ken, and bill gates and all these big wigs are waving around the consoles like this, that in actuality there just empty cases. When was the last time you held your 360 like this?

Marriot VP3748d ago

yah it's empty for the most part, that's obvious enough. But they could still drop it.

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