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What is XBLA?
8 years ago

What is XBLA?

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The simple answer is that it is an acronym that stands for Xbox Live Arcade. But that answer in itself just brings the inevitable question of what is Xbox Live Arcade? I’ve always known that XBLA was a niche sector of the games market, and numerous friends and family members had never heard of it until we started this site just over a year ago. The constant prodding by our team to our friends asking them to like us on facebook, brought an abundance of questions and a hunger to learn more we couldn’t satiate fast enough. And it was for them I initially intended to write this post. However, believe it or not over the past week while at E3, numerous industry professionals have asked me these same two questions. They too are unaware of the hundreds of quality titles under the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) platform.

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New titles permanently discounted on XBLA
8 years ago

New titles permanently discounted on XBLA

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If you check out the “Spotlight” section on the Dashboard and look under “Recently Reduced” titles to find a list of some great deals. From furry fighters to a …
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Lara Croft & The Guardian of Light is the Gold Deal next week
9 years ago

Lara Croft & The Guardian of Light is the Gold Deal next week

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Next week’s Gold Deal starting March 7 will be Lara Croft’s first foray into downloadable titles, with extra content also being reduced half price.  You’ll be able …
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Indie Games Winter Uprising hub
9 years ago

Indie Games Winter Uprising hub

You may, or rather should have heard of the Indie Games Winter Uprising by now. But if you haven’t here’s what you need to know. The developers behind the Indie Games on Xbox Live Marketplace decided they wanted an event in the vein of a “Summer of Arcade” and other such promotions. Resigned to the fact Microsoft wasn’t going to make one for them they took it upon themselves to do so. Thus the Winter Uprising was born, originally intended to take place during the first week of December it has now been extended to include the entire month.

We here at XBLAFans are passionate in our feeling that the Indie Games section deserves more recognition than it currently receives. As such we have created this hub for the games that will be included in the Uprising. Here you’ll find a brief description of the games, a link to the developers website, screenshots, trailers, pricing (if available), and for those games already released there will be download links and reviews.

The games are being released pretty irregularly, with several having already been delayed due to last minute bugs so be sure to check back often and see what’s new! Read More

XBLA gets “Black Friday” sale all week.
9 years ago

XBLA gets “Black Friday” sale all week.

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Xbox Live has decided this year to join in on the fray! Microsoft will be offering a week-long sale extravaganza from 11/23/2010 until 11/29/10 with a new deal each day, including such titles as ‘Splosion Man, Secret of Monkey Island, and Halo: CE. Full details after the jump!

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light online Co-op patch finally dated

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The eagerly awaited online co-op patch for Lara’s new game finally has a release date. It’s coming out on October 27th, according to Crystal Dynamics’ twitter. Good news for fans, as they have been waiting for this for quite a while now.

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Coming Soon to the Xbox Live Marketplace

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Here’s a list of downloadable content scheduled to appear on the Marketplace for the rest of the month:

Xbox LIVE Arcade:

October 20: Super Meat Boy, 800 Microsoft Points. After November 21 the price will be 1200 Microsoft Points
October 20: Costume Quest, 1200 Microsoft Points
October 27: Pinball FX 2 Free game download. Tables purchased individually with free import from original Pinball FX

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Super Meat Boy on Sale for 800 Points
9 years ago

Super Meat Boy on Sale for 800 Points

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Over the weekend Team Meat approached Microsoft about a way to give back to their fans. Instead of doing a sale months into the games lifespan, they have decided …
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King of Fighters 2002 Ultimate Match on XBLA Dated, Priced

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SNK Playmore has announced that it’s 2D fighter King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match is coming to the Xbox Live Arcade this fall. Like King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match before it, it’s a commemorative remake of the Neo Geo arcade fighter and includes a lot of improvements over the the original game.

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Outrun Online Arcade Now an XBLA Exclusive

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Sega have apparently pulled their awesome port of Outrun 2 SP from PSN without previous warning, essentially turning it into an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive.

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