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Microsoft's Scott Austin talks XBLA delistings and delays

During an E3 appointment today, we confronted Scott Austin, Director of Digitally Distributed Games for Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade, about two controversial XBLA topics: delistings and delays. Austin was dodgy, unfortunately. When asked when games might start disappearing from the service, he...

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Sony mocks the 360 for its XBLA de-listing and UI

Getting in a few jabs heading into E3, Sony's PlayStation Network boss Eric Lempel decided to call out Microsoft on their Xbox Live Arcade de-listing antics and making fun of the Xbox 360 for its use of an inferior user interface. "We definitely want to make sure that [the PlayStation Store] offers...

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Joystiq Poll: Worst of the XBLA chopping block

Earlier this week we presented our opinions of the best and worst of Xbox Live Arcade's potential delisters, and yesterday we asked you to vote for the best on XBLA's chopping block. Now it's time to find out what you think is the worst. You know, that XBLA game that, if personified, you'd probably...

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It's too hard to find stuff on XBLA, says Microsoft

You know that sweet Ikea bookshelf you've been fawning over? It would go great in the family room, proudly displaying all of your favorite books and even that Precious Moments statue you pretend to like when your girlfriend stops by. It's functional, and makes things easy to find. But put a few...

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Joystiq Poll: Best of the XBLA chopping block

Yesterday, we presented our opinions for the best and worst of the Xbox Live Arcade potential delisters. Now, it's time to hear your opinion. After the break, vote for your Best of the Worst, and if you're so inclined, tell us why in the comments below. Results will be tallied for Friday. Oh, and...

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Potentially delisted XBLA games revisted

We know which Xbox Live Arcade games are potentially on the chopping block, but what makes them tick? Do they really deserve to be condemned to the XBLA graveyard? Joystiq took it upon themselves to play each and every game that has been on the service for more than six months and have a...

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All of Xbox Live Arcade's potential delisters revisited

Although Microsoft has yet to make a formal announcement about any games that fall into the company's new delisting policy for games on Xbox Live Arcade, we do know the criteria for titles in danger (six months old, 65 or less Metacritic score, less than 6% buy the game after trying the demo)....

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XBLA delistings will put focus on quality, argues Microsoft

Microsoft's controversial decision to bump certain games off its Xbox Live Arcade service has generated plenty of discussion, with most pundits wondering why a shelf with infinite space is suddenly in need of clearing. Speaking to MTV Multiplayer, Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Xbox Live product...

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X3F Interview: Load Inc.'s Denis Bourdain

Coming soon from developer Load Inc. and publisher Southpeak is Things on Wheels, an RC racer for the Xbox Live Arcade that invokes memories of the classic, ReVolt. Hot off the heels of developing and releasing Mad Tracks for the Arcade, Load Inc. has been hard at work on their latest vision of...

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Load Inc: Delisting was 'news to us,' not a concern

In an exclusive interview with X3F since Microsoft announced XBLA delisting, Load Inc. business developer Denis Bourdain told us the Mad Tracks dev team heard about the new initiative the same way we all did -- through the press. "It was news to us, but doesn't make a lot of difference," Bourdain...

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