Saturday, September 09, 2006

Top Games on Live (Week of September 4th)

Major Nelson has last week's top played games on Xbox Live. Based on world wide unique users, here they are:

Xbox 360 Games
1Saints Row
2Madden NFL 07
3Call of Duty 2
4Ghost Recon 3
5Texas Hold 'em
10Final Fantasy XI

Original Xbox Games
1Halo 2
2Battlefield 2: MC
3Madden NFL 07
5Pro Evolution Soccer 5
6Splinter Cell Chaos
7Rainbow Six 3 BA
8Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
9Forza Motorsport
10Ghost Recon 2: SS

Overall, Halo 2 is the most played, followed by all 360 games.

Xbox Live Arcade (Full Versions)
1Texas Hold 'em
2Time Pilot
3Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting
4Hexic HD
5Geometry Wars Evolved
9Marble Blast Ultra
10Bankshot Billiards 2

Go here for the top 20.


Friday, September 08, 2006

Weekly Arcade Rundown: Scramble delayed, board games, Small Arms

This week's Xbox Live Arcade release was supposed to be Scramble, but at the last minute Microsoft decided it wasn't ready: "During the final testing and certification of the title, we discovered some minor issues that should be addressed, so we're going to take an extra week and fix these items to ensure a high quality game experience for you when the title launches".
The game will now be available Wednesday, September 13th, and since there was no game this week Micrsosoft released the Project Gotham Racing 3 The
me Deck for UNO.Xboxic has found the first screenshots of the upcoming XBLA board games Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, and Alhambra. Here they are:

Although the game Small Arms looks very interesting, there is not much information on it. So if you want to know more about it, check out the interview Xbox 360 Fanboy did with Don Wurster.


Next Dashboard update pictures, and suggestions for UI changes (Update: Added more pictures)

MAXCONSOLE has the first pictures of the fall dashboard update, see them here. The parts of the dashboard that are shown have an improved and nicer look, and you can see part of how XNA will be integrated. According to the article, it will release in November.

I'm sure everyone has ideas of what they would like to have changed and added to the dashboard. Wildchicken, who works on the UI team, has now given you the option to tell your ideas to someone who can implement them: On his blog, he tells you to post your ideas, suggestions, issues, etc. in the comments on this post. He says either him or someone on the team will review what you write, so you will be heard.

[Via Ozymandias, Joystiq]

Xbox-Scene has bunch more pictures, and here they all are.


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

PS3's Europe release delayed

The release of the PS3 in Europe has been delayed until March 2007. Although still releasing as planned in North America and Japan, the number of consoles available at launch will be much less than promised. There will be only 500,000 worldwide: 400,000 for the U.S. and 100,000 for Japan.

More at Joystiq, or read what Microsoft has to say at OXM UK.