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R-Type Dimensions laser-blasts Xbox Live Arcade

Newly available for purchase (or trial) from the Xbox Live Marketplace is Tozai's highly anticipated, coin-op-tastic R-Type Dimensions. The 1200 download takes up roughly 149MB of hard drive space, but in return, gives you hours and hours of R-type (and R-Type II) shooter fun. Now go! Go strike that...

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Linking to XBLM content on the web just got easier

Everybody loves the semi-recently launched Xbox.com Marketplace. It's such an easy (and convenient) way to browse the latest and greatest Marketplace content from the comfort of your internet browser. But being bloggers, we've always had an issue with the inability to find a specific URL to link to ...

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MS could bring Halo to other genres if it wouldn't 'gut the franchise'

Talking with VideoGamer.com at a recent London press event, Microsoft Halo Studios lead producer Jason Pace admitted that there is potential for the Halo franchise to expand into other genres ... as long as it makes sense within the Halo universe. "I can tell you that if you could think of a game t...

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Xbox 360 dash update to bring HDMI audio fix

Those not experiencing audio from their Xbox 360 HDMI connections may soon find their complaints silenced. Major Nelson just informed us that a mandatory 360 dashboard update will be released this Tuesday morning at 2:00AM pacific, and will fix the HDMI audio problems some have been experiencing. As...

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This Wednesday: R-Type Dimensions blasts XBLA

Microsoft just sent official word that the Xbox Live Arcade will receive Tazai's R-Type Dimensions this Wednesday, February 4th. Dimensions is a remake of classics R-Type and R-Type II, both mashed together in 2D and 3D flavors that can be switched between at will. With 14 stages, cooperative play, ...

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'Best of Halo' Xbox 360 console: Now with more box art

We can't think of a better way to start the work week than with a few high-res photos of the European exclusive Best of Halo Xbox 360 bundle. Believe us, we tried. Galleried below are the three console box shots, which include full frontal, corner angled and the textual backside. Just try not to dr...

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Netflix survey hints at paid HBO instant view content

There's a survey floating around the web asking current Netflix subscribers their opinion on paying an additional fee to get access to "premium" HBO content through the instant view service. Hacking Netflix posted a screen grab of said survey, which asks subscribers if paying an additional $9.99 per...

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Sunday Deals: Xbox Live 12+1 cards $30 at Best Buy [update]

In the aftermath of uncharacteristically low Xbox Live subscription deals that we witnessed pop up at online retailers these past weeks, Best Buy has jumped into the discounting fray by offering 12+1 Xbox Live subscriptions for the nice price of $29.99. That's twenty bills off the retail price and m...

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Halo 3 Mythic map 'Sandbox' dug up, dusted off [update]

(click to embiggen) Behold, the first screenshot of the yet to be officially revealed Halo 3 multiplayer map Sandbox. You know, the map that's one third of the upcoming Mythic Map Pack. The image comes way of the official Austrian Xbox Blog, which sort of jumped the gun plasma rifle by releasing i...

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XBLA in Brief: FunTown Mahjong

It's not often that we get to take a trip to FunTown, so we were thrilled at the prospect when FunTown Mahjong released on Xbox Live Arcade this week. To put it bluntly, our excitement was not warranted. Dull presentation and hilariously bad translation make this game entertaining enough, but for al...

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