Review: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse
Review: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Platform games were easily my genre of choice back in the old ‘retro’ days of the SNES, Master System, NES and Genesis. Cool to stare at, tricky to play and even more difficult to master. A true gamers... Continue Reading »

Gear up for the Summer of Arcade with an Xbox Live bundle
Gear up for the Summer of Arcade with an Xbox Live bundle

While Microsoft are busying the final tweaks for their incoming Summer of Arcade, two new XBLA bundles have appeared on the marketplace. Both packs cost 1600 MS Points and both contain 5 full XBLA titles... Continue Reading »

Review – Pacific Rim: The video game
Review – Pacific Rim: The video game

Visually, you’re in for a treat Pacific Rim looks like every kid’s dream film (whether man-child or young child) gigantic robots known as Jaegers battling evil alien forces that have found their... Continue Reading »

XBLA title Monaco delayed
XBLA title Monaco delayed

For those looking forward to the release of Monaco on XBLA today, we’ve got some bad news, which you may already have guessed. That’s right, it’s going to be delayed. A slightly obscure... Continue Reading »

4J Studios confirm Minecraft Update 9 is now in certification.
4J Studios confirm Minecraft Update 9 is now in certification.

That’s right, it’s coming. 4J have confirmed that Minecraft title update 9 is now undergoing certification ready for release. The celebrate this they’ve given the world the full patch... Continue Reading »

It’s back to 1986 for Capcom’s latest Arcade Cabinet pack
It’s back to 1986 for Capcom’s latest Arcade Cabinet pack

Yippee! Grab your Transformers and Action Man and head off to the arcades, it’s 1986. Capcom have released a trailer for the next instalment of the Capcom Arcade Cabinet games, which are to be released... Continue Reading »

505 Games announce they’re taking the Way of the Dogg
505 Games announce they’re taking the Way of the Dogg

That’s right, Snoop Dogg is coming to Xbox Live, and 505 Games have grabbed the rapper for voice-overs and a little beat ‘em up fun. This is a kung-fu rhythm-action mash-up set to Snoop’s... Continue Reading »

Xbox Live’s top games of 2012
Xbox Live’s top games of 2012

Major Nelson has posted some interesting information on his blog, detailing the most popular games on Xbox Live in 2012. The stats are based on average Unique Users per day connected to Xbox LIVE or full... Continue Reading »

Microsoft Studios launches PLAY
Microsoft Studios launches PLAY

Today Microsoft have launched PLAY, a service which gives owners of Windows 8 devices the ability to play Xbox Live Arcade Titles. There are 15 titles available to play and they will feature leaderboards... Continue Reading »

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition hits 5 million sales
Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition hits 5 million sales

The Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft graced Xbox Live Arcade with its presence 7 months ago and has already sold an incredible 5,000,000 (yes, 5 million!) units to date, making it one of the most successful... Continue Reading »

Microsoft Studios announce playable line-up for Eurogamer Expo 2012
Microsoft Studios announce playable line-up for Eurogamer Expo 2012

This Eurogamer’s Expo gets underway at Earl’s Court in London next Thursday (27th September 2012), and Microsoft Studios has finally lifted the lid on what they’ll be bringing to the... Continue Reading »

4J Studios confirms Minecraft 1.8.2 update coming
4J Studios confirms Minecraft 1.8.2 update coming

In a recent Twitter update from their account, 4J Studios have confirmed a few details for the Minecraft 1.8.2 update, which by their own admission will not be out soon, that will include some features... Continue Reading »

Sam & Max celebrate 25 years in the business with a birthday sale
Sam & Max celebrate 25 years in the business with a birthday sale

Sam & Max (aka the Freelance Police) are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a sale on Xbox Live Arcade. The cartoon dog and “hyperkinectic rabbity thing” first appeared as a comic... Continue Reading »

Van Helsing causes some rooftop mayhem in new Incredible Adventures trailer
Van Helsing causes some rooftop mayhem in new Incredible Adventures trailer

We got a look at some pre-alpha footage for Neocore Games’ forthcoming XBLA hack n’ slash title The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing earlier in the year, and although it portrayed the stoic... Continue Reading »

XBLA-bound Jet Set Radio first title in Sega’s Heritage Collection
XBLA-bound Jet Set Radio first title in Sega’s Heritage Collection

Last month, SEGA officially announced that Sonic Adventure 2 would be winging its way to Xbox Live Arcade in October after a minor boo-boo saw the title listed up on the Xbox Live Marketplace rather prematurely. It... Continue Reading »

New Guardians of Middle Earth trailers tread through Mordoor
New Guardians of Middle Earth trailers tread through Mordoor

Warner Brothers have today released another set of new trailers, profiling the fierce battle skills weilded by Aaragorn & Runsing along with Hildofson and Sauron.  Set to be released in Autumn 2012... Continue Reading »

The Walking Dead: Episode 3 hits XBLA tomorrow
The Walking Dead: Episode 3 hits XBLA tomorrow

Telltale Games have confirmed, after teasing us with the really rather ambiguous “very soon” release time, that The Walking Dead: Episode 3, titled Long Road Ahead should drop onto XBLA tomorrow. Telltale... Continue Reading »

8-Bit Cartridge DLC gives Fruit Ninja Kinect an old skool makeover
8-Bit Cartridge DLC gives Fruit Ninja Kinect an old skool makeover

Fruit Ninja Kinect is getting some DLC that will give the motion controlled title a retro makeover. The 8-Bit Cartridge DLC is due out on the 31st of August 2012 and features the Super Retro Land background,... Continue Reading »

The Walking Dead Episodes 3 and 4 named
The Walking Dead Episodes 3 and 4 named

Earlier today, Telltale Games provided a natty little stats video to show which decisions gamers were making during their Episode 2 playthroughs, but the developer has also named Episodes 3 and 4, with... Continue Reading »

The Walking Dead Episode 2 stats video shows player decisions
The Walking Dead Episode 2 stats video shows player decisions

If you’ve played Episode 2 of Telltale Games’ excellent The Walking Dead series, then you’ll know that there are some (pretty harsh) decisions to be made, most of which have a direct... Continue Reading »