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  • Blog Post: Xbox Live Gold Members Get Early Access To Digital Black Friday Deals

    Black Friday deals have always been a great time to snag some cheap games. Case in point, Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Live sale is offering some great deals on games, movies, and consoles. In the spirit of the season, we'd say check these deals out for your friends and family, but who are we kidding... More
  • Blog Post: Dungeon Defenders Free On 360 Via Games With Gold

    As part of its Games with Gold program, Microsoft announced today that Dungeon Defenders will be free from now to Monday, March 31. Published by D3Publisher (Puzzle Quest, Earth Defense Force), Dungeon Defender combines RPGs elements with 3D tower defense gameplay set in a fantastical world. In Dungeon... More
  • Blog Post: Only A Sliver Of Monaco's 500,000 Sales Were From Xbox Live

    Although the game got off to a rocky start, Andy Schatz's excellent Monaco has passed the half-a-million mark in sales. However, the game's Xbox Live Arcade numbers remain very poor. Much of Monaco's success can be attributed to its inclusion in a recent Humble Bundle. Prior to that, the... More
  • Blog Post: Capy Games Bringing Super Time Force To ID@Xbox

    We already knew that Capy games was bringing Below to Microsoft's indie self-publishing service, now its announced a second title. The game, a very challenging side-scrolling platformer/shooter, will be released and self-published to Xbox One - but will also be released for Xbox 360 via Xbox Live... More
  • Blog Post: Free Minecraft Halloween Texture Pack Available For A Limited Time On Xbox Live

    You can download a free Halloween-themed texture pack for the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft, but only for a limited time. The pack adds Halloween skins for your characters, as well lots of orange and green building blocks to make your very own terrifying haunted mansions. The pack will only be available... More
  • Blog Post: The Walking Dead Episode One Now Free On XBLA And PSN

    If you've not yet played Telltale Games' The Walking Dead, now is a good time to try it out. The first episode of the five-part title is now free on Xbox Live (worldwide) and PlayStation Network (North America). Telltale has also announced that the season pass, which delivers all five episodes... More
  • Blog Post: Mass Effect Minecraft DLC Coming To Xbox 360

    4J Studios, the developer behind the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft, announced today a content pack of Mass Effect items and themes is on the way. The content pack will add all kinds of general Mass Effect stuff. The pack will add 36 Mass Effect skins, a Mass Effect texture pack, the Mars facility world... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Mysterious Pokémon Teaser Image Appears Online

    Currently, the Pokémon Game Show event is going on in Japan, and a mysterious clip has appeared at the end of a video that played on the show floor. You can see the video below, uploaded by YouTube user and show attendee SIZUMA1 . The video is a celebration of the legacy of Pokémon, building... More
  • Blog Post: Tiny Brains Coming To PlayStation 4 At Launch

    Tiny Brains attracted some positive buzz coming out of this year's E3, and now we know exactly where (and approximately when) we'll get to play it. Tiny Brains will hit as a launch title on the PS4, and releases at the same time on Xbox Live Arcade and Steam/PC. Tiny Brains is a four-player cooperative... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Summer Of Arcade Titles, Dates, And Prices

    Major Nelson announced details for Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade this morning, which included a list of titles with their prices and release dates. Summer of Arcade is an annual XBLA promotion that typically marks the release of four or five new games. Those who purchase at least two Summer of Arcade... More
  • Blog Post: Phil Fish Won’t Release Fez II For Xbox Platforms

    The outspoken indie developer has had a troubled relationship with Microsoft, and stated in a recent interview that his planned platform for Fez II is "not Xbox." Fish's Fez, which garnered high praise for its inventive, perspective-shifting puzzles, was released on Xbox 360. However, Fish... More
  • Blog Post: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX + Coming This Summer

    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is adding a plus symbol to the end of its title this Summer with a free update and some optional paid maps based on classic Namco Bandai games. The update will be free for owners of Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, and it will add new Achievements or Trophies and update... More
  • Blog Post: Zen Studios' CastleStorm Gets Release Date

    Zen Studios' physics-based castle battler CastleStorm hits XBLA first, and the siege begins later this month. The game comes out on May 29 for 800 Microsoft Points. Other editions are currently planned for the PS3, Wii U, PC, and Vita, although no official release dates have been announced yet. CastleStorm... More
  • Blog Post: Ascend: New Gods Changes Name To Ascend: Hand Of Kul

    Signal Studios' upcoming Xbox Live Arcade title, Ascend: New Gods is no longer subtitled New Gods. The game is now called Ascend: Hand of Kul. The game started taking beta participant applications back in March, but otherwise, we haven't heard much about the game since our last preview in July... More
  • Blog Post: Michael Biehn Joins Cast Of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

    Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon has popped up on Xbox.com, and the listing provides some interesting info on the bizarre downloadable shooter. Michael Biehn joins the cast of the game, which includes cyborgs, mutants, and blood dragons. You might remember Biehn from his work in the classic films Aliens and Terminator... More
  • Blog Post: Update: Our BattleBlock Theater Contest Has Ended

    Update: Our BattleBlock Theater contest has officially ended. To see if you won, check your message box by clicking the "Conversations" link next to your name at the top of the page. Didn't win? The good news is that BattleBlock Theater is worth the $15 asking price. Just read our BattleBlock... More
  • Blog Post: Retro City Rampage Developer Shares Sales Numbers

    Update: Retro City Rampage's developer has reached out to us to clarify some of the sales numbers referenced in this story.The numbers seen below were apparently, "extrapolated from an undetailed bar graph," and as such do not fully represent the sales of Retro City Rampage. He also wanted... More
  • Blog Post: Double Dragon 2 Remake Heading To Xbox Live Arcade Next Week

    The previously announced, but mysteriously absent Double Dragon 2 remake, Wander of the Dragons, has a release date, and it's very soon. According to Major Nelson's blog , Double Dragon 2 will be available for download on Xbox Live on Friday, April 5 for 1200 Microsoft Points. We haven't... More
  • Blog Post: State Of Decay And Its Open World Apocalypse

    Zombie games have been in constant supply during this console generation, but many of them focus on action. With the upcoming State of Decay for Xbox Live Arcade, developer Undead Labs is instead forcing the player to focus more on survival and building a community of survivors. In the game's open... More
  • Blog Post: Super Time Force Makes You Cooperate With Yourself

    At a PAX East booth that it shared with DoubleFine, developer Capybara Games showed off the upcoming XBLA title Super Time Force. Originally planned as an experimental side project for the studio, Microsoft was impressed with what they saw and signed on as publisher. From my time with the game, it seems... More
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