Tag Archives: arcade

Retail finally enters console downloads space

The North American arm of online retailer Amazon has begun selling Xbox Live Arcade games via its portal in the form of purchasable Xbox Live codes. The so-called ‘walled gardens’ of digital console publishing have for a long time been regarded as the biggest barrier between traditional retail and the …

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Nintendo expands Virtual Console

Nintendo has expanded the Virtual Console on its Nintendo Wii today, adding new arcade services to the platform. Explained Satoru Iwata: "Initailly six classic arcade games will be available in Japan and four in America, Europe and elsewhere. And more and more are coming to the Virutal Console line-up." Space …

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Peggle prepping console blitz

PopCap’s globally popular Peggle franchise is to make the jump to consoles with three staggered releases over the next three months, starting today with the North American release of Peggle Dual Shot on the Nintendo DS. Following the DS version, Peggle will be released on both Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade …

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Square Enix very interested in XBLA, PSN and WiiWare

In an exclusive interview with MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz, Square Enix president and CEO John Yamamoto has said that online distribution channels such as Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and WiiWare form a significant part of his company’s ongoing plans. There is a large audience for casual titles that is growing …

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XBLA Deal of the Week returns

Microsoft has announced that, following a successful trial last December, it is to resurrect its Xbox Live Arcade ‘Deal of the Week’ this year – and it begins today with a 33 per cent cut to the price of Jonathan Blow’s Braid. MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz has the full story …

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Street Fighter IV tour visiting Gamestation and HMV

Capcom is to tour UK retailers with the original Street Fighter IV arcade release, giving the public a chance to sample the game in its original form before the February 20th console release. Starting in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gamestation, Capcom has currently confirmed five dates, including a stop at London’s …

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"Mind blowing" growth for Xbox Live

Microsoft’s group product manager for Xbox 360 Aaron Greenberg has stated that the strong sales enjoyed by his firm’s console over the Christmas period has been mirrored by some equally impressive growth of the company’s Xbox Live digital platform. We saw year-over-year online consumer spending on Live grow 84 per …

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EA announces branded XBLA Channel

EA and Hasbro have announced that they are to launch a branded channel on Xbox Live Arcade under the Hasbro Family Games Night banner. The move mirrors similar deals struck by Sony on its recently released PlayStation Home service, and is the first of its kind to emerge since the …

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