Microsoft announced today that Xbox One preview members can now play over twenty (20) Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, with over 100 titles slated for release later this year.
Backward compatibility on Xbox One will be a standard feature when it launches later this year. The digital titles that you own and are part of the Back Compat game catalog will automatically show up in the "Ready to Install" section on your Xbox One. For disc-based games that are a part of the Back Compat game catalog, simply insert the disc and the console will begin downloading the game to your hard drive. After the game has finished downloading, you will still need to keep the game disc in the drive to play.
Now you can play a growing number of your Xbox 360 games on Xbox One at no additional cost. With over 100 titles slated for this fall, and hundreds more added every month, Xbox One is now the best place to play your Xbox 360 games.
Microsoft have just revealed details on all the new content we can expect to find on the marketplace over the 2010 Holidays. The extensive list covers Xbox LIVE Arcade, Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week, Games on Demand, Avatar Marketplace and DLC Game Add-ons.
Xbox has a great deal to help you you to kick off the holiday season. Just spend 1600 Microsoft Points on selected offerings from Microsoft Game Studios (see the list below) between November 16 November 22 and receive 400 Microsoft Points--FREE!
This promotion is available to all Xbox LIVE members except those in Japan or Italy. The offer ends November 22, 2010.
To qualify for this special offer, you must first register by downloading the Microsoft Game Studios Offer gamerpic, and then purchase the eligible Arcade games, game add-on, or avatar accessories from Xbox LIVE Marketplace using your Xbox LIVE account before November 22.
To take advantage of this great deal, you must download the free Microsoft Game Studios Gamer Picture. You can queue this gamer pic up for download to your console right here:
Select Microsoft Game Studios Offer from the list and select Download to Xbox 360
You'll see a Congratulations! This item has been added to your download queue message.
You can also access the free gamer pic via the banner ads running on Xbox LIVE, or in the Gamer Picture section of the Xbox LIVE dashboard.
You must register for the offer using the same Xbox LIVE gamertag that you will use for your purchase. This promotion starts at 12:01 A.M. Eastern Time (ET) on November 16 and ends at 11:59 P.M. ET on November 22, 2010.
After registering and spending 1600 Microsoft Points on eligible downloads during the promotional period, the free Points will be either be deposited automatically into your Xbox LIVE account or sent to your e-mail via a token. Please allow four weeks for delivery, on or around December 20, 2010.
Here is the latest report on Xbox 360 LIVE Activity for the week March 15, 2010. This includes Xbox Live and our own 360-HQ Xbox Live statistics combined.
Where we can, we will display our own top list of most played games on XBOX LIVE. Our own data is tracked by our registered users here on the 360-HQ.com website and their activity on Xbox LIVE! Please note we do NOT track demos.
The 360-HQ Xbox LIVE top 20 list is compiled automatically by the HQ server. Our server tracks each and every Xbox LIVE Gamercard registered on our site and which games our members are playing or have played most recently.
To see the most popular game on Xbox LIVE scroll to the bottom of any page on HQ and the top 20 games are listed in our footer.
You can also browse our Xbox 360 "Top 50 Games" list which is ranked by total page views daily. This is what you see on our homepage!
The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.
**Combined sales of all Hasbro Family Game Night titles
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Xbox Live Gold Members receive 50% off when they purchase "A Kingdom for Keflings" this week from the Xbox Live Marketplace. Normally 800 points, this week its only 400 points.
A Kingdom for Keflings offers an enjoyable and laid back city-building experience.
Join up to three of your friends via Xbox LIVE to cooperatively construct the kingdom of your dreams. The full version of A Kingdom for Keflings includes achievements to earn, more Keflings to attract and many more opportunities to fill your kingdom full of love!
2008 was a banner year for Xbox LIVE Arcade titles and were going to kick off the Second Annual Arcade Awards on March 3rd. The cool thing is this year, you get to cast your votes directly on your Xbox 360 within NXE.
The voting starts on Tuesday, March 3 at 2:00 A.M. Pacific Time (10:00 A.M. GMT), and ends Tuesday, March 10 at 3:59 P.M. PT (11:59 P.M. GMT).
Not sure what game to vote for ? Each Arcade title has a free demo to give you a taste of the action. To get you started, here are the categories and nominees:
How to Vote
1. From your Xbox LIVE console, locate the Arcade Awards Voting Application slot in the Spotlight or Game Marketplace channel, and then press A to download the application.
2. Once the application has finished downloading, launch the application in either of the following ways:
In Spotlight or Game Marketplace, navigate to the slot image that now says Vote Now instead of Download Now, and then press A.
In your Game Library, browse Game Demos and Trials to locate and launch the application.;
3. Select your favorite arcade game in any or all of the nine different categories, and then select the appropriate button below:
To vote, press A.
To view game screenshots, press X.
To download the game demo, press Y.
To exit, press B.
Winners will be announced by Major Nelson and posted at Xbox.com.
For more detailed information on any Xbox Live Arcade games including game info, screenshots, videos & trailers, achievements, cheats, reviews, news and much more please visit the 360-HQ Xbox 360 Games Database from the links provided.