At PAX East this past weekend Xbox Live staffer Boris Erickson demonstrated their enforcement process for reported users. The video below showcases Microsoft’s “Vulcan” tool which allows staff to easily sort through and process reported gamertags and profiles. You can also see the November 2010 video from PAX proper after the jump.
Full House Poker was developed by Microsoft Games Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released March 15, 2011 for 800MSP. A copy of the game was provided by the publisher for review purposes.
Last year, 1 vs. 100 pushed boundaries for what the digital space could provide on consoles by engaging thousands of players at one time in a game show like format. This year, Microsoft is back at it again with a spiritual successor of sorts in the form of Full House Poker. Players fill the shoes of their own avatars as they play the prevalent form of Poker (Texas Hold ‘Em), while attempting to expand their own virtual bankrolls. But do the cards deserve you going all in?
Xbox Live Arcade made Microsoft $122 million in revenue last year, accord to analysts at Forecasting & Analyzing Digital Entertainment (FADE). That’s a rise of 16% over how much they made in 2009, a combination of more consoles in the wild and more gamers beginning to try out digital distribution.
The biggest seller in terms of units was Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, a game notable for it’s lower than usual price point. Being 560 points when most new releases are 800 or 1200 points. Case Zero was also interesting in that it was an experimental prologue for a full retail game. The fact it was such a great success could mean we see similar games on XBLA in the future.
If you’re interested in the other top selling games on XBLA last year you can see them after the jump.
1 vs 100 apparently wasn’t a big enough success to get another season on Xbox Live. But if a rating by the Australian classification board is to be believed …
That’s according to some statistics that Xbox Live’s Major Nelson (Larry Hyrb) shared over on his blog. Those aren’t exclusively hours spent playing games however, those are “entertainment hours” which includes any time spent watching movies, listening to music or streaming tv shows. You can bet a significant amount of it includes Xbox Live Arcade games though.
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