Posts Tagged ‘XBLA’

Microsoft wins sales race in February

Microsoft wins sales race in February

Yesterday’s NPD data has revealed that the Xbox 360 console has sold 535,000 units for the month of February. “February was the biggest non-holiday month of console sales in the U.S. in the history of the Xbox. For the second month in a row, Xbox 360 was the number one console, maintaining its lead in the U.S. as the top selling console in 2011,” ~ Microsoft & NPD spokeper...

Microsoft breaks all sorts of records with Kinect

Microsoft breaks all sorts of records with Kinect

Following one of the biggest launches in consumer electronics history, Kinect for Xbox 360 continued its momentum in 2011 reaching 10 million Kinect sensors sold worldwide to date. In a nod to the recent sales success of Kinect, Guinness World Records has officially named Kinect for Xbox 360 the fastest selling consumer electronics device, which sold an average of 133,333 units per day for a tota...

Twisted Pixel Interview – The Gunstringer

Twisted Pixel Interview – The Gunstringer

The gang over at Twisted Pixel have been a very busy bunch lately. Between showcasing and demoing their upcoming title, The Gunstringer at both GDC 2011 and PAX East, Alex Jones, Level Designer for Twisted Pixel was able to make some time to answer a few questions. I got the chance to sit down with him and find out more about puppeteering and working with the Kinect hardware. XGZ: For those unawa...

Dream.Build.Play 2011 Challenge; registration now open

Dream.Build.Play 2011 Challenge; registration now open

Bring Your Dream-World to Life To earn your spot in the Dream.Build.Play universe, bring your dream-world to life by creating an outstanding, playable game for Xbox 360 using XNA Game Studio 4.0. Winners split $75,000 USD in total prizes and get a chance to land an Xbox LIVE Arcade publishing contract. Winning games also receive exposure on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Wha...

Rush N’ Attack: Ex Patriot screens land in

Rush N’ Attack: Ex Patriot screens land in

Konami dropped us some new screenshots of the upcoming game. Due to be released at the end of March on XBLA, Rush N’ Attack is the sequel to the popular 80s title, Ex Patriot. The game arms the player with literally just a knife, and some temporary powerups that can be picked up. The player must make it to the end of the multiple levels, while dispatching baddies along the way. Check out th...

XBLA Community Awards; vote for your favourites next week

XBLA Community Awards; vote for your favourites next week

From February 22nd till February 28th, you’ll get the chance to vote for your favourite XBLA games of last year in eight different categories, as part of the XBLA Community Awards. 2010 was indeed a great year for Arcade titles, with many fantastic offerings in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Limbo, Lara Croft & The Guardian of Light, Plants vs. Zombies, iLomilo, Super Meat Boy, Pac-Man ...

New DLC for DanceMasters shuffles in

New DLC for DanceMasters shuffles in

Today, KONAMI released additional downloadable content for DanceMasters, the latest in an ever growing line of dancing games for Kinect for Xbox 360. Players will be able to download new costume packs for the characters in the game, including two new outfits in one pack that change depending on the song selected. KONAMI intend to release additional downloadable content in the near future. The...

Xbox Live Activity for week beginning February 7th

Xbox Live Activity for week beginning February 7th

Major Nelson has been at it again, this time posting the Xbox Live Activity Charts for XBL, XBLA and XBLIG on his blog. These were compiled for the week of February the 7th. Call of Duty is still popular across the board, with 3 CoD titles in the top 10 (4 in the top 20), Black Ops topping the lot. Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter beat out Stacking as the top played Arcade title, and GTA 4 wa...

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime – who you gonna call?

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime – who you gonna call?

Atari have sent over some new screens for the XBLA bound Ghostbusters game, due for release in the Spring. Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is a four player, ghost-busting adventure that will take players on a brand new paranormal experience. Players will suit up with their proton packs and assume the role of a rookie hired by the Ghostbusters to save New York City from a disaster of ghoulish p...

Top LIVE games of 2010.

Top LIVE games of 2010.

Major Nelson has posted up on his blog, the Top LIVE lists of 2010. These track the top titles played on Xbox Live, Xbox Live Arcade and Xbox Live Indie Games, based on the number of Unique Users during the first week of launch (in the case of Xbox Live) and the number of  full versions of games purchased during the first week of launch (XBLA and XBLIG) The lists only include games released in 2...