Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays roll on with the July 26 explosive debut of 'Galaga'
Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays continue with the launch of 'Galaga', one of the most popular retro arcade games of all time. Originally released in 1981 by Namco, the addictive action shooter marks its 25 year anniversary with a next generation debut on Xbox Live Arcade on July 26.
Following its release in 1981 'Galaga' became an instant classic with its innovative fighter combination system and varied enemy attack patterns. Now the original 'Galaga' retro gameplay action is back! Take control of your fighter and defend against invading aliens. Join forces with other rescued fighters to form a Dual Fighter and attack with twice the firepower!
With high-definition graphics, Xbox Live Achievements and Leaderboards, the Xbox Live Arcade version of this all-time classic shooting game provides hours of fun.
* Classic Galaga shooter action is back!
* Over 250 levels
* 12 unique Achievements
* Earn Perfect Bonuses and increase your fighter status
* Full worldwide Leaderboards
* Unique Dual Fighter combination attack mode
* Original music and sound effects
WHEN CAN I GET IT: Download 'Galaga', Wednesday, July 26, at 1am PDT on Xbox Live Arcade.
'Galaga' (Namco): 400 Microsoft Points
For more information please visit Xbox.com or our games database entry.
Right from the official Saintsrow.com website they have announced the demo will be available August 1st on Marketplace and on Official Xbox Magazine.....
"Gamers will be able to get their hands on a single player demo from Saints Row at the beginning of August. The demo is slated to release through Xbox Live Marketplace on August 1st and it will also be available on the Official Xbox Magazine Cover DVD"
Note: Even tho its officially announced for August 1st this doesn't mean Microsoft will release it on this date. "Like the Prey Demo June 22nd official date" (Read sjohn's "Prey Demo Delayed for 360" News article for details)
It's been months since Bethesda Softworks shipped The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and while the company's pimped their downloadable content to no end, a patch to fix some of the rough spots that weren't ironed out before release has been long coming.
At least the wait's not far off now. The company confirmed to 1UP that an official patch is in the final stages of development and certification, and should be available for both PC and Xbox 360 users sometime next week.
But what if you don't have access to Xbox Live? The company's looking into a number of options, including bundling the patch onto a disc with the Official Xbox Magazine. "We'll make it available via whatever means are out there for any game to get updates to people playing the game," said public relations head Pete Hines.
Thanks to an insider source we have now uncovered the achievements available for Xbox Live Arcades next big hit, this title is being developed by Capcom and is none other than Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting. We don't currently have the pictures associated with the achievements but thanks to this tip we have all of the points and descriptions to the possible achievements.
12 World Warriors
-Play a match with all twelve characters in single player arcade mode.
Hyper World Champion
-Complete single player arcade mode without losing a match.
Perfect World Champ
-Complete single player arcade mode without losing a round.
10 Ranked Online Victories
-Achieve ten wins during ranked online play.
The newly announced arcade game is the first game to have camera functionality
April 26, 2006 - The camera Microsoft has been teasing us with for some time now appears to be coming out soon. Although, with the launch of the camera there needs to be games that actually support it. The new arcade game announced about a week ago, UNO, has stepped up to the plate.
The game will feature full camera functionality. The camera will be accessed through the Dashboard's arcade menu where a camera icon will appear in the right hand corner. Once the game is started, the options menu will be host for a dedicated video setup wizard. Once video is established, an alert will appear on the screen followed by streaming video.
Ubisoft has confirmed that a GRAW demo is headed to the Xbox Live Marketplace. They have not however provided anymore details such as what kind of demo (single player or multiplayer) or the release date. The full game is slated to ship on March 7th, so I would image the demo to be out a few weeks before that.