Xbox Live Arcade Retail Surprise

Encouraged by the success of Live Arcade, Microsoft is planning to bring some of its downloadable games to retail.

Xbox chief Peter Moore is pushing to extend the Live Arcade brands to retail, arguing internally that original games like Geometry Wars, retro hits like Smash TV and casual games like Hardwood Hearts will extend Xbox 360's appeal to non-hardcore audiences.

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bernie6306d ago

£5.00 pocket money & Stocking filler titles, like the good old £1.99 games from Mastertronic!

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SjaakHaas6306d ago

i think it encourages more people to buy these. Now you can see the accual prices right in the shops. And it's very attractive for shopholders to display cheap 360 titles.

FreeMonk6306d ago

Not a bad idea at all. I know a few people who haven't got access to live, and miss out on loads of cool little Arcade games like Outpost Kaloki X, Geometry Wars 2, Smash TV etc. Also Uno,which is a great party game with 4 people in the same room!

Good going Peter, but make sure Street Fighter 2 is available first eh!

ArchChef6306d ago

You can't play same TV multiplayer uno. Simply because you would be able to see all the other players card!


hey, this is cool!

though i think i'll still download them.

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The Best Hidden Gems for the NES

How hidden can a gem possibly be? I mean, we’ve had like 35 years to discover these games. Presumably, they were never really hidden. This list should be more like Games You Forgot. Regardless, these are some affordable games that you will probably enjoy if you're an NES fan.

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Jiub845d ago

If "Platoon" doesn't have Willem Dafoe, I'm not sure I can buy it.


Retro Corner: Super Smash TV ( Another Retro Corner coming your way and I’m looking at Super Smash TV, the SNES version to be more exact. Now I’m not going to lie to you, this game isn’t really all that great but it’s still something I remember fondly from the old days and that’s basically what Retro Corner is all about so it’s worth talking about.

Super Smash TV is the twin stick shooter of the SNES era, okay cool thanks for coming everyone. See you at the next Retro Corner where we will be taking a look at…
Ah you were expecting more huh, well let’s dive a little further but don’t expect the most in depth Retro Corner ever, this one will be short and sweet just like the game we are talking about.

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Gruesome, unrated video games kids used to play (part 2)

Video games have an ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) rating on the front of the box, and retail stores do a pretty good job of enforcing them. But back in the 80's and 90's, anyone could easily purchase, rent, or insert a coin to gain access to violent titles.

Let's check out 14 old, bloody, disturbing games that unsupervised children played the crap out of.

THR1LLHOUSE4184d ago

Damn, video games used to be so cool. Those screenshots of Punisher on the bus are like, the best.