Visto il grande successo riscontrato dai titoli Live Arcade, che affollano il nostro amato marketplace ogni settimana, Microsoft ha pensato bene di dare inizio al primo Xbox Live Arcade Awards. Una manifestazione in cui tutti gli utenti avranno la possibilità di votare il miglior titolo Live Arcade, semplicemente seguendo il link presente nel comunicato. Per l’occasione Microsoft ci informa anche dell’arrivo del nuovo gioco arcade, ?Undertow?, che da domani 23 Gennaio a Lunedì 28 Gennaio, potrà essere scaricato in forma del tutto gratuita. Se volete saperne di più, vi rimandiamo al comunicato ufficiale:
Microsoft Announces First-Ever Xbox LIVE Arcade Awards ? 2007
And Limited Time Free of Charge Download of ?Undertow?
Milan 21st January, 2007 – As a way to recognise the teams of talented developers who have together created over 112 games for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360?, Microsoft will announce awards for the top XBLA games of 2007 later this year, with several award categories decided by the community. Fans of Xbox LIVE Arcade are invited to cast their votes for the first-ever Xbox LIVE Arcade Awards ? 2007 by voting at http://www.xbox.com/xblaawards. Voting begins Tuesday, 22nd January at 11:00 a.m CET and runs until Wednesday, 30th January at 08:59 a.m CET.
The finalists in each award category were selected by a panel of consumer and video game industry journalists and the winners will be determined by popular vote. Microsoft will announce the winners of the inaugural Xbox LIVE Arcade Awards ? 2007 at the Game Developer Conference in February.
Below is the list of award categories that will be open for public voting:
? Best Overall Arcade Game
? Best Classic Game
? Best Original Game
? Best Family Friendly Game
? Best Competitive Multiplayer Game
? Best Cooperative Multiplayer Game
Other award categories include the following:
? Best selling game
? Most played game
? Highest rated game
? Staff choice
?Undertow? Free of Charge Download on XBLA this Week
This Xbox LIVE Arcade Wednesday, Xbox LIVE members around the world will be able to download the award-winning ?Undertow? free of charge for a limited time. Beginning at 11:00 a.m CET Wednesday, 23rd January and continuing until 08:59 a.m CET on Monday, 28th January, ?Undertow? will be available free of charge on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Developed by Chair Entertainment Group, Undertow redefines aquatic based shooters through a mix of high-definition graphics, intuitive controls and multiple modes of game play action. The game features a full story driven-single player campaign, on and offline co-op, and multiplayer for 2-16 players over Xbox LIVE for Gold subscribers. Players battle for control of the oceans as one of three selectable races, each with four unique, upgradeable units.
In support of the giveaway, Chair Entertainment Group is offering gamers the opportunity to play alongside the Undertow development team on Friday, 25th January at 04:00 a.m CET. The team will host player matches, provide game play tips and the opportunity for gamers to pick-up Undertow achievements.
Where can I get ?Undertow? from?
Untertow: available for free from 11:00 a.m CET, Wednesday 23rd January 2008 until 08:59 a.m CET on Monday, 28th January
Finally, don?t forget to check out this week?s new downloadable content for ?Mutant Storm Empire.? For more details, please visit www.xbox.com/livearcade.