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Destination Arcade
« on: July 07, 2010, 07:03:54 AM »
There are lots of games on XBLA. It might be getting easier to find the ones you'll like.

There's a new look being released to the arcade games section of the dashboard.  For me this will making browsing easier but for others who aren't interested probably won't notice the difference.

My question would be...is this the sign of things to come?  will each section of XBL become more independent as M$ continue to push the console as a multimedia hub?

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Re: Destination Arcade
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 07:05:34 AM »
Looks pretty cool, although it's not bad now maybe this is the first step towards a complete dash re vamp

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Re: Destination Arcade
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 08:01:58 AM »
I thought it was US only. At least that's what it says on true achievements

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Re: Destination Arcade
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010, 09:28:22 AM »
I thought it was US only. At least that's what it says on true achievements

That's also what I've heard.  At least for now.

It's hard to judge it before actually seeing it in action, but the only thing I'm looking forward to is being able to sort XBLA games by PRICE!  I've been wanting this forever, because I'm a cheap bastard.   ;D


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Re: Destination Arcade
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010, 04:05:33 PM »
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Re: Destination Arcade
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2010, 05:47:39 PM »
I've got a British account and my girlfriend has an American account and I've seen no updates to the dashboard/arcade menus whatsoever. Or am I reading this wrong and it's stuff that'll be applied soon?

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Re: Destination Arcade
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2010, 05:51:02 PM »
I've got a British account and my girlfriend has an American account and I've seen no updates to the dashboard/arcade menus whatsoever. Or am I reading this wrong and it's stuff that'll be applied soon?

Next week mate  :)


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Re: Destination Arcade
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2010, 06:03:10 AM »
I thought it was US only. At least that's what it says on true achievements

tis where i read this news, been there for a few days now, was waiting for craig to post the news. Looks smart but it's gonna be another app like Zune, Halo Waypoint, Music Stores...

I quite like the current Arcade but will defo give this a go anyway.

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Re: Destination Arcade
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2010, 09:30:07 AM »
I thought it was US only. At least that's what it says on true achievements

tis where i read this news, been there for a few days now, was waiting for craig to post the news. Looks smart but it's gonna be another app like Zune, Halo Waypoint, Music Stores...

I quite like the current Arcade but will defo give this a go anyway.

I hope it's a little more indepth than the Zune Marketplace app.  On this week's G4 Feedback podcast, they briefly discussed this.  Apparently the goal is to incorporate the "Steam" model to the XBLA Marketplace.

Then if everything works good, they may incorporate all XBL content, which would be great for helping find specific DLC, gamerpics, etc. through community recommendations.


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Re: Destination Arcade
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 06:05:03 AM »
New XBLA dashboard delayed
Pushed back to next week to coincide with Summer of Arcade promotion

Major Nelson has confirmed that the release of the new Xbox Live Arcade browser, dubbed Destination Arcade, will be delayed until Wednesday next week.

Destination Arcade, announced last week, was due to go live in this week's XBL update but MS's blogger says it'll hold for a week. "I wanted to let you know that the Destination Arcade release date has been moved to next Wednesday to kick off the launch of the Summer of Arcade."

Summer of Arcade kicks off on Wednesday, July 21 with Limbo arriving first, followed by Hyrdro Thunder Hurricane on July 28. Then in August we'll get Castlevania: Harmony of Despair , Monday Night Combat, and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

Destination Arcade lets you "discover new games and content you enjoy through an easy-to-use visual browser"


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Re: Destination Arcade
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2010, 09:03:09 AM »
Destination Arcade is now available to download (US accounts only for now):
http://marketplace.xbox.com/games/offers/00000001-0000-4000-8000-000058410a5d?cid=SLink


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Re: Destination Arcade
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2010, 11:56:47 AM »
have you tried it out yet neato, or are you still commanding your pigeon army in work ??

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Re: Destination Arcade
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2010, 01:37:04 PM »
My pigeons are keeping me busy for now.

As soon as I get off work, I'm jumping into Wednesday Game Night for a couple hours.

Then I'm off to see The AK Forty Sexuals play at my favorite bar.

Then I'm going to bed.  So .... I guess I'll give it a go tomorrow night.   :P


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Re: Destination Arcade
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2010, 01:57:15 PM »
pfft have a life why don't you :P

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Re: Destination Arcade
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2010, 04:36:14 PM »
Destination Arcade has Avatar Award.

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