Articles tagged xbox live arcade

22 May 2011 // 9:00 PM

Yar’s Revenge

Good for the designers, who headed off the disaster of turning the once-worshiped Yars' Revenge name into a joke of a cynical update.

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13 Aug 2009 // 9:00 PM

‘Splosion Man

This is a pure platformer but sped up to such a frenetic pace that the loading screen becomes a welcome break rather than an annoyance.

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10 Feb 2009 // 8:00 PM

The Maw

The only major problem with The Maw is the pacing and speed of gameplay. Unfortunately, it's a crippling sort of problem.

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29 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Mega Man 9

Arun Subramanian looks at the purest bit of nostalgia yet released for the modern consoles.

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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2

Geometry Wars 2 is the best game and best value available on Xbox Live Arcade.

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28 Aug 2008 // 9:00 PM


The organic, malleable gameplay that Braid offers is refreshing in the context of a game that superficially looks to be a platformer.

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1942: Joint Strike - Arcade Nostalgia in HD

Capcom's 1942: Joint Strike gets the Checkpoints treatment, courtesy of Arun Subramanian.

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Dual Analog Shooters Go Commando

Capcom's shoot 'em up Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 is oddly reminiscent of another recent Capcom game...

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22 May 2008 // 9:00 PM

Is it wrong to be a little bit uneasy about the use of Metacritic as part of the criteria with which to cleanse Xbox Live?

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8 May 2008 // 9:00 PM

While we've had clues thrown our way, we really don't know for sure which games will be part of WiiWare's launch on Monday. Here's what one writer is hoping for...

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Some days I probably shouldn't click on every trailer that shows up in my mailbox...

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Rejecting the Conventional Industry: The Independent Gaming Scene

What makes the games these people produce so impressive is not just the dedication of the people making them, but the staggering creativity that makes so many of them stand out.

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24 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Xbox Live Arcade

When American 'entrepreneurs' steal game designs from foreign countries, they usually repackage it with stupid names like Snood.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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