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The 20 Best Backward Compatible XBLA Games
3 years ago

The 20 Best Backward Compatible XBLA Games

A few weeks ago, some of the XBLA Era staff of XBLA Fans took to Skype to debate the merits of the Backwards Compatible XBLA Games. We wanted a pound …
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Weekly deals: Xbox 360 and Xbox One sales and Deals with Gold
3 years ago

Weekly deals: Xbox 360 and Xbox One sales and Deals with Gold

Thanks for joining us again for the weekly round up of the Deals with Gold. Please remember that all prices listed below require an Xbox Live Gold membership. Buying a …
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September’s Games with Gold announced
5 years ago

September’s Games with Gold announced

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Earlier this week, Major Nelson revealed what we can expect from the Games with Gold program for September. On Xbox One we’ll be seeing Capybara Games Super Time Force, as …
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Monaco sales have exceeded 500,000 — only 36,000 sold on XBLA
6 years ago

Monaco sales have exceeded 500,000 — only 36,000 sold on XBLA

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Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine has been purchased more than half a million times, developer Pocketwatch Games revealed on Twitter earlier today. Unfortunately for Microsoft and fans of indie games on Xbox platforms, a paltry 36,000 of those sales took place on Xbox Live Arcade, with the remainder coming from the PC, Mac and Linux versions of Monaco.

The multiplayer stealth-action title was first released on PC in April of last year; an Xbox 360 release followed in May after a delay resulting from a bug that popped up during the Microsoft certification process pushed back the console version. The game’s PC, Mac and Linux versions were able to achieve sales to date of approximately 484,000 at least in part do to its inclusion in various Steam sales and its recent appearance as the bonus game in the Humble Indie Bundle 11.

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XBLA Fans 2013 Game of the Year awards
6 years ago

XBLA Fans 2013 Game of the Year awards

Game of the Year Awards 2013

The year 2013 has come and gone, and you know what that means: XBLA Fans dropped the ball on getting our Game of the Year awards out during the same calendar year the games released. Apologies for our tardiness, but we’re here today to make it up to you with our awards for the very best XBLA games to release in 2013.

After eight long and (mostly) wonderful years on the market, the Xbox 360 saw the beginning of its end in 2013 when its successor, the Xbox One, launched in November. Of course, Microsoft’s last-gen console and Xbox Live Arcade platform weren’t about to go quietly into that good night. No, major releases continued throughout the year for Xbox 360 XBLA, and that trend looks to continue well into 2014 and possibly even beyond. That meant that picking out the best of the best XBLA games released last year was every bit as difficult for us as it’s been any other year. Games like Charlie Murder and Skulls of the Shogun were strong competitors that just missed landing on our list of 2013’s best.

But enough about the games that didn’t make the cut. Let’s get down to what you came here for: the best XBLA games of 2013. Read on for XBLA Fans’ picks and let us know what your favorites were and which 2014 game you think will be worthy of being named Game of the Year at the end of next December.

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Save on Xbox Live Arcade with the Back to School Sale
6 years ago

Save on Xbox Live Arcade with the Back to School Sale

Microsoft is taking some of the sting out of the returning school season by offering up a ton of great Xbox Live Arcade content at deeply discounted prices. Starting …
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Monaco creator feels effort was ‘largely wasted’ on XBLA
6 years ago

Monaco creator feels effort was ‘largely wasted’ on XBLA

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The man behind Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine shared his disappointment over what he feels was a lackluster performance on Xbox Live Arcade. As reported by Joystiq, Pocket Watch …
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UPDATED: Monaco is out today, but not with a trial

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UPDATE: After checking with Andy Schatz, the game’s creator, the trial should be on its way soon.

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After being delayed last-minute to fix a bug, Monaco
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Pocketwatch Games submits new build of Monaco to Microsoft
7 years ago

Pocketwatch Games submits new build of Monaco to Microsoft

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With the unfortunate delay of Monaco for Xbox Live Arcade, we’ve all been waiting for whatever update we can find on when we’ll be able to play it. That …
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Monaco delayed on XBLA
7 years ago

Monaco delayed on XBLA

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The highly anticipated cooperative heist game Monaco has been delayed on Xbox Live Arcade. Initially set to release tomorrow, April 24, Pocket Watch Games has stated that “an issue” discovered at the 11th hour will prevent the title from going live on schedule.

“We just discovered that there is an issue which requires that we push back our Xbox Live arcade game release date a little,” reads a statement on the official Monaco Facebook page. “We’ve already submitted an update to Microsoft to fix the problem, and as soon as we know that the issue is fixed we’ll have a new release date. I know our fans have been waiting a long time for the game, and hopefully they’ll have the patience to wait just a little while longer.  What’s mine will be yours very, very soon!”

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