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The 20 Best Backward Compatible XBLA Games
2 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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Deals with Gold for the week and Games with Gold for December announced
5 years ago

Deals with Gold for the week and Games with Gold for December announced

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Each and every month Games with Gold offers a new “free” game offering to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and December is no exception to that. Recently we posted that Worms Battlegrounds would be the free game for Xbox One gamers. Xbox 360 gamers shouldn’t feel left out, though, as they are offered The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief and SSX, free in the month of December. Along with those free games, Xbox’s weekly Deals with Gold were also announced. Continue reading on to see what games and/or add-ons you can save money on this week.

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This week’s Deals with Gold games (August 26 – September 1)
5 years ago

This week’s Deals with Gold games (August 26 – September 1)

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There is a ton of stuff on sale this week, with both Deals with Gold and the Xbox Binge Watch and Play Sale happening together. While there is a major …
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Top 10 XBLA soundtracks to listen to while reading, studying or writing
5 years ago

Top 10 XBLA soundtracks to listen to while reading, studying or writing

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Did you know that video game music helps the brain by providing a stimulating background that doesn’t interfere with concentration? OK, I can’t prove that. I have no scientific evidence to back it up, but for some games, it seems like it just has to be true.

Xbox Live Arcade is home to some amazing games with some equally amazing music. Composers often sink days, months or even years into crafting the best musical experience for players – dedication that likely goes unnoticed, which sometimes is the whole point.

Sometimes, the best game music can serve as a stimulating background while studying, writing, reading or just doing some housework. Sometimes, you don’t want to notice the music or have it break your concentration. With that in mind, here are the top 10 XBLA soundtracks that serve as the best music to read, study, write or work to.

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Peggle 2, Garden Warfare will arrive on Xbox One first

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Microsoft took to the stage first today at Gamescom in Germany and it came armed with news. Not only did it reveal what the Xbox One launch roster will …
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Pick up Kinect Party for free as the Countdown to 2013 sale commences
7 years ago

Pick up Kinect Party for free as the Countdown to 2013 sale commences

Microsoft’s annual Countdown Sale kicks off today (FYI – it’s Modern Warfare 3 today) and in addition to the 24-hour daily deals on offer, a whole host of XBLA …
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Huge “Countdown to 2013” marketplace sale begins December 18
7 years ago

Huge “Countdown to 2013” marketplace sale begins December 18

In a blog post he’s since deleted, Xbox Live Director of Programming, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, announced the “Countdown to 2013” sale for the marketplace. The sale, which begins on December 18 and runs through December 31, will see discounts for a raft of content from certain franchises and publishers on both XBLA and the wider marketplace.

Although the official page has been pulled, the folks over at NeoGAF managed to compile a reasonably comprehensive list of the titles to go on sale and the date their discounts will take effect. Unfortunately, Major Nelson never revealed the discounted prices at any stage. But if you hope to catch any of the games or DLC in the list below for cheap, it may pay to stock up on MSP!

However, the fact that the official page has been pulled (even though most of the details are out in the wild) has us at least a little concerned, so maybe try not to pin all your hopes and dreams on the “Countdown to 2013” sale.

The full list of currently known discounted XBLA items follows:

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Newsbits: October 22 – Microsoft giveth and taketh away
7 years ago

Newsbits: October 22 – Microsoft giveth and taketh away

  • Microsoft continues to reward their customers for their loyalty. A few weeks ago Microsoft announced that they will be offering discounts for their gamer score.  This time around, …
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Wednesday Night Streaming: Pinball FX2 Plants vs Zombies Table
7 years ago

Wednesday Night Streaming: Pinball FX2 Plants vs Zombies Table

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We will be streaming the newest Pinball FX 2 Table, Plants vs Zombies, at 10 PM EST on our Twitch.TV channel. Bobby Loertscher, the community manager of Zen Studios …
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Deal of the Week – PopCap
7 years ago

Deal of the Week – PopCap

This week’s deals are brought to us by PopCap, makers of some of the most fun XBLA games over the past few years. Although many of these games have …
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