Tag Archives: arcade

Joe Danger speeding onto Xbox Live

So Microsoft won’t allow any games on Xbox Live that have previously been exclusive to other digital platforms? Apparently not. Not only has developer Hello Games confirmed that former PSN-exclusive Joe Danger is on the way to Xbox Live Arcade, but Microsoft has been named as the publisher. Joystiq reports …

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Daytona USA revs to consoles

Popular ‘90s arcade racer Daytona USA is returning later this month in the form of a downloadable Xbox Live and PSN title. The Sega game will feature improved graphics, compatibility with steering wheel accessories and online multiplayer. Players will also be able to experience the game in a 16:9 widescreen …

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Radiant Silvergun gets XBLA date

Developer Treasure has at last dated the Xbox Live Arcade version of 2D shooter Radiant Silvergun. The studio’s website says the game will be released on September 14th. It’s unclear whether this is an international date or simply just for the Japanese market. The game was announced as part of …

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Sony reveals its own digital summer promotion

The PS3 version of the PlayStation Store is to receive a promotional summer offer that’s very much in the vein of Microsoft’s established and successful Summer of Arcade promotion. Called PlayStation Network Play, it kicks off on August 24th with the release of classic 2D shooter Street Fighter III: Third …

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XBLA price rises havent dented sales

Nothing is too expensive if enough people are willing to pay the price, and Microsoft says that it may not yet have found the price ceiling for titles released over Xbox Live Arcade. XBLA portfolio director Chris Charla has admitted that the average price of a title on the service …

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KontrolFreek transforms joypads into arcade sticks

Anew accessory from peripherals manufacturer KontrolFreek allows gamers to give their standard controllers an arcade makeover. The Rcade Freek is compatible with Xbox 360 and PS3, and fits over the analogue sticks to create a more authentic arcade-style experience for downloadable titles such as Space Invaders and Pac-Man. KontrolFreek has …

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Summer of Arcade to drive XBLA card sales

Retailers: Make sure you stock up on Microsoft Xbox Live points cards. The annual summer games lull may be approaching retail, but Microsoft is expecting nothing of the sort on Xbox Live Arcade. The platform holder is kicking off its 2011 Summer of Arcade promotion on July 20th with the …

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360 Games on Demand gets first import titles

Cult Japanese shooter develop Cave has announced that 2D shooter Deathsmiles is to be released digitally on Xbox 360 in the US. This is notable because it will be the unaltered original Japanese game – the first time a foreign territories title has been released on the Games on Demand …

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Date for Sega Rally Online Arcade

Microsoft has confirmed that Sega Rally Online Arcade will be released on Xbox Live Arcade on May 18th. It will cost 800 MSP (6.85). The game, which was announced earlier this year, is a blend of the 2007 console release and the arcade cabinet version of the same name. It …

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Digital sales soar at GAME

Digital may remain one of the stiffest challenges for High Street retail, but GAME’s attempts to tap into the growing market have so far proved successful. Earlier this year GAME began selling Xbox Live Arcade titles via dedicated points cards sold over the counter. "A ‘retail accelerator’ effect also applies …

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