XBLA archive

  • Torchlight (XBLA) review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Torchlight (XBLA) review

    By 23 March 2011

    It’s House Party time on the Xbox 360 and everyone’s invited - well, anyone with an Xbox and subscription to the Live service, that is. Fortunately, it’s the kind of party where you don’t actually have to speak to anyone and can just sit down...

  • Xbox 360 Kinect update hands-on
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    Xbox 360 Kinect update hands-on

    By 1 November 2010

    The much-anticipated Xbox 360 dashboard update has hit around the world today, and while Kinect compatibility is one of its stand-out features, the whole experience has been given a bit of a polish. For starters, the entire graphical user interface is...

  • No third season for Xbox 360 1 vs 100
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    No third season for Xbox 360 1 vs 100

    By 15 July 2010

    Microsoft has announced that there will be no third season for the multiplayer gameshow 1 vs 100. The timed XBLA event had more than 114,000 gamers compete during the beta season of beta trials, but the company believes that its development team would...

  • Microsoft Destination Arcade detailed: The visual games browser
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    Microsoft Destination Arcade detailed: The visual games browser

    By 7 July 2010

    Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hyrb has announced that Microsoft will launch a new "visual browser app" that will enhance the Xbox Live Arcade - called Destination Arcade. Going live in the US on 14 July, the app will make it easier to browse...

  • Plants Vs Zombies heading to other platforms
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    Plants Vs Zombies heading to other platforms

    By 13 July 2009

    Popcap's excellent "Plants vs Zombies" tower-defence game, which scored a whopping 9/10 when Pocket-lint reviewed it, appears to be shambling slowly towards other platforms, moaning "braaaaains". The company's senior director of public relations, Garth...

  • Five great Xbox Live Arcade games
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    Five great Xbox Live Arcade games

    By 6 February 2009

    Got an Xbox 360 but can't afford to pay top whack for your games? Or maybe you are just too lazy to get off the sofa. Well the good news is there are a cracking number of titles available for download in the console's online market place. Here are five...