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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

BlogCritics Rave on Xbox Live Arcade

The Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) is, without a doubt, a big selling point for the Xbox 360. Some people might not look at it this way, but it has been one of the best reasons to own the system.

Far be it from Microsoft to turn "hardcore" gamers into "casual' gamers, but that is exactly what they have done. Xbox Live Arcade appeals to both hardcore and casual crowds, and is also a big reason for its success.
-- Xbox Live Arcade: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread, Fire

Good read with some interesting tidbits. I didn't know, for instance, that some Unreal powered games will be making their way to XBLA. Hands down I think this is the best thing Microsoft has done for gaming in quite some time. As I just wrote with the Wii dev kit pic, the concept of PC based developed being easily transferred over to a console platform is quite powerful for the hobby and homebrew crowd. The missing link here would be the ability to serve up games on your 360 without Microsoft's interference.

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