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Xbox One does not require demos, devs to make that decision

The Xbox 360 featured a demo for every Xbox Live Arcade release. It had to, because Microsoft made that a mandate. For the Xbox One however, things have changed, and now developers decide whether or not they want to release a demo. "It is (and always has been) up to game developers to do demos f...

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Takedown to get new XBLA launch date following technical issues

Developer Serellan's Takedown: Red Sabre was scheduled to reach both Steam and the Xbox Live Arcade on September 20, but the game has yet to pop up for Xbox 360 owners. Creative Director Christian Allen posted a video update to the game's Kickstarter page this month, explaining that the studio's d...

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Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD lands on Xbox Live Arcade early

MercurySteam's exploratory platformer Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD will hit Xbox Live Arcade this Friday, October 25, bumping up its previously announced Halloween release date. Released for the Nintendo 3DS earlier this year, Mirror of Fate follows up on the events of the Ca...

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XBLA's Happy Wars exceeds 6 million downloads, Season 2 coming soon

Microsoft Studios revealed that its free-to-play Xbox Live Arcade multiplayer game Happy Wars has been downloaded more than six million times since its launch in October last year. To mark the occasion, developer Toylogic has dropped the price of in-game item modification and forging by 50 per...

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C'mon, ride the ghost train in this Pac-Man CE DX+ launch trailer

This week's launch of Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ brings plenty of DLC in tow, extending Pac-Man's ghost-munching reign of terror in a new series of levels based on classic Namco arcade games like Dig Dug and Rally X. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ is up for purchase on Steam. This week...

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Deus Ex, Just Cause 2, Hitman among this week's Xbox Live deals

This week's Xbox Live deals, which are good until Monday, August 19, include the Hitman HD Pack, Just Cause 2 and Deus Ex Human Revolution, each 40 percent off ($15). Additionally, Hitman: Blood Money ($10) is 50 percent off while El Shaddai ($5) is discounted by 75 percent. Major Nelson also ga...

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Self-publishing rumored for Xbox 360, Microsoft has nothing to announce

Xbox 360 developers may be able to self-publish their games on Xbox Live Arcade starting this August, according to a recent update from The Pinball Arcade developer FarSight Studios. Microsoft, however, maintains that there have been no official changes to the Xbox 360's publishing situation: "We h...

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New XBLA bundles collect action and NinjaBee games, Kinect bundle spotted

Three new game bundles have been released on Xbox Live Arcade, giving hefty discounts to select grab-bags of games. The Action Packed bundle hacks together Bloodforge, The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, Dungeon Fighter Live, Islands of Wakfu and Unbound Saga. Next up is the NinjaBee Bundle, which inclu...

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Monaco dev 'very disappointed' with XBLA sales performance

Responding to fan questions on Reddit, Monaco: What's Yours is Mine developer Andy Schatz claims that his studio's efforts in porting its co-op stealth game to the Xbox 360 were "largely wasted," due to unexpectedly low sales. Schatz theorizes that many factors contributed to Monaco's poor sales...

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Xbox Summer of Arcade 2013 full schedule, pricing revealed

This year's Summer of Arcade event kicks off on Xbox Live August 7 with Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, the Starbreeze-developed Xbox Live Arcade game where players must simultaneously control a pair of brothers stuck in the wilderness. Brothers will launch at 1,200 MS Points ($15). James Silva's ...

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