Summer of Arcade Archive

  • Contest: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Giveaway

    Contest: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Giveaway

    Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael are back in action in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, available now on Xbox Live Arcade as part of the recent Summer of Arcade series. (The game is also on Steam and coming soon to PSN.) Who’s […]

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  • Polaris Live Streams the Xbox Live Summer of Arcade (Plus 1-month Xbox Live Gold Membership Giveaway!)

    Polaris Live Streams the Xbox Live Summer of Arcade (Plus 1-month Xbox Live Gold Membership Giveaway!)

    Every Wednesday throughout the Xbox Live Summer of Arcade, YouTube gaming personalities Lisa Foiles, JesseCox, Raychul Moore and GameGrumps will be hosting a live stream gameplay session for the current week’s new XBLA release. The series began last week with the release of Brothers: A […]

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  • Review: Dust: An Elysian Tail

    Review: Dust: An Elysian Tail

    Microsoft calls its annual downloadable game event The Summer of Arcade, but this year, they could just as easily have called it The Summer of Artistic Side-Scroller. Two of this year’s five offerings fit the genre. We’ve already talked about the merits of Deadlight, which […]

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  • Review: Hybrid

    Review: Hybrid

    When it was first announced that 5th Cell, the developer behind Scribblenauts, was making a new game, the last thing I thought they were going to make was an online-only third-person shooter.  I thought maybe there would be some kind of Xbox LIVE friendly game […]

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  • Review: Deadlight

    Review: Deadlight

    By now, you pretty much know the drill: They never sleep or get tired, so you’d better run. And then run some more. And then run again. We’ve had this particular page of the Zombie Survival Kit burned into our brains since the Night of […]

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  • Review: Wreckateer

    Review: Wreckateer

    After flicking my ballista to launch the first stone toward the first castle in Wreckateer, my first thought wasn’t “Hey, it’s like a first-person version of Angry Birds!” No, it was this: Wow, this would have made a great Kinect launch game. Of course, it’s […]

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  • Contest: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD XBLA Giveaway

    Contest: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD XBLA Giveaway

    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD kickflipped onto Xbox Live Arcade last week, taking players on a nostalgic ride down “Tony Hawk’s Memory Halfpipe” with new modes, classic gameplay and remade levels from the two PlayStation-era games that started it all. Now grab your skateboard and […]

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  • Review: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

    Review: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

    Before Call of Duty became a combat-themed cash cow, Activision rode a very different franchise down the rocky road to sick profitability. This particular ride had four polyurethane wheels, rode low to the ground and was often tricked out with enough logos/stickers to make a […]

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  • XBLA Summer of Arcade 2012 Lineup Set

    XBLA Summer of Arcade 2012 Lineup Set

    Microsoft’s annual ‘Summer of Arcade’ Xbox Live Arcade lineup this year will deliver a diverse game mix to keep you indoors away from the sweltering summertime heat. Dates have not been established yet, but the lineup will feature: Tequila Works’ survival platformer Deadlight; Humble Hearts’ […]

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  • Xbox Live Summer of Arcade Dates Set

    Xbox Live Summer of Arcade Dates Set

    The game lineup for this year’s Xbox Live Summer of Arcade promotion was announced back at E3, but at the time no dates were announced, nor was an order of release given. But now both of those lingering questions have been answered. Here’s the schedule. […]

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