Tag Archives: arcade

Killer Instinct trademark renewed by Microsoft

Rare’s fighting franchise Killer Instinct could be back from the dead. Microsoft renewed the IP’s trademark last week; and while they’re not hiding that fact, there’s not a whole lot the company is saying at this point. "We have either renewed or refiled a trademark application in various jurisdictions,” Microsoft …

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Bohemia says it would "be stupid" not to bring DayZ to Xbox Live Arcade

An Xbox 360 version of zombie survival hit DayZ is looking a certainty. Developer Bohemia Interactive is overseeing the official development of a standalone version of DayZ, which started life as a fan-made mod for its war shooter Arma II. But logic dictates, it admits, that it would be sound …

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Minecraft sales close in on 10m

Total global sales of indie PC hit Minecraft are rapidly approaching 10m. The actual sales figure stands at maybe” 9.2m sales, according to Mojang’s Daniel Kaplan. Earlier today Mojang founder and Minecraft creator Markus Persson revealed that sales of the PC original had hit 6m. This means that total sales …

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Microsoft reports UK growth for Xbox Live

Paid-for Xbox Live games and content are enjoying good growth” in the UK year-on-year, says Microsoft. In an interview with MCV, Xbox Live’s UK product manager Pav Bhardwaj said this includes Arcade releases, Games on Demand titles and extra add-on content. We don’t have any particular numbers as such, but …

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Gamerscore limit upped for XBLA games

Microsoft has confirmed that it has upped the cap for the number of Gamerpoints that downloadable Xbox Live titles can offer to gamers. Until now titles sold through the XBL arm of Xbox Live always offered 200 GP spread over a maximum of 20 Achievements. This has now been upped …

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Gotham City Imposters tops XBLA sales chart

Warner Bros’ online shooter Gotham City Imposters became last week’s best-selling Xbox Live Arcade game. The multiplayer-focused Batman title reached the No.1 spot ahead of Pinball FX2, Warp, The Simpsons Arcade Game and Fruit Ninja Kinect. This is in terms of full versions purchased. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 …

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Cave retreating from shooters? (Bullet) Hell no!

Just last month cult 2D shooter developer Cave suggested it might distance itself from the shooting genre – but those fears appear to have been well and truly quashed. In the weeks that have followed the news the studio has gone on to reveal no less than four brand new …

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XBL indie games games can now be bigger, cheaper

Microsoft can seemingly do no right when it comes to indie developers on Xbox Live, but a new set of policy changes may go some way toward appeasing the indie dev community. Three major changes have now been made to the Indie Games developer T&C’s. First, games can now be …

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