May 3rd 2010 4:00 pm PT

This week on Arcade: Raystorm HD and Zeno Clash


Raystorm HD and Zeno Clash will be available this Wednesday for 1200 points each.



Arcade By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • sepulturas666

    Woohooo, finally Zeno Clash! :D

  • krisxx

    would love raystorm, but for $15 I will pass.

  • Abe

    Any Game room updates on the horizon Major?

  • Tekkie neXt

    $15 for Zeno Clash? I’ll pass, wasn’t too impressed with it when it came out on PC, the art was awesome, the gameplay not so much, throwing in some co-op stuff isn’t going to convince me.

  • Mike Kelehan

    Raystorm! Fantastic!

  • loopingstar

    @Abe I’m beginning to think the Game Room is dead already !! Nothing this week ion Arcade nterests me to be honest ….. but probably better than the NOTHING we got in the UK last week – Nice ! :-/

  • Rdeal

    i thought Zeno Clash was meant to be 800

  • Doh Ray Egon

    It’d be nice to know when Game Room will get more games. Or at the very least some kind of explanation as to what happened last week.

  • The Grim Heaper

    I probably won’t be buying anything this week. Zeno Clash looks kind of interesting, though.

  • NEW P4TH

    Damn, I really wanted Zeno Clash, but I don’t know about the 1200 pricing. I wish it was 800 points. Now I’m not so sure.

  • FR3SH JIV3

    Kind of annoying how 800 is the new 400 and 1200 is the new 800 in XBLA pricing.

  • ElektroDragon

    Unknown games at unheard of prices. Meh. Gives us more PopCap games and remakes of classics!

  • cinco312

    These games are crap. What’s going on with the Game Room? Any kind of update will be greatly appreciated.

  • wiirule111

    I dont want these games at 1200 each.

  • stststststq

    Unknown games? lol. RayStorm HD is a HD remake of RayStorm on the Playstation. Zeno Clash has been available on the PC for a while, but this version offers online co-op and extra game modes and weapons. The basic version of Zeno Clash is more expensive on Steam than the Ultimate Edition will be on the 360, so it’s a fair price for that IMO, but RayStorm HD should have been 800 MS Points.

  • Doh Ray Egon

    @ststststq: lol? Newsflash for you, but most people have never heard of either of these games. So that makes them unknown, even if you do know them.

  • darkjester74

    What’s a Raystorm?

    1200 points is a bit steep for Zeno Clash, guess Ill check it out on Steam instead…

  • MartyPG13

    MN tweeted earlier that Game Room Pack #3 will be out this Wednesday. Games in it are: Super Breakout, Pitfall!, Megamania , Night Stalker , Rack ‘Em Up, Realsports Volleyball, Basketball.
    Worth the wait then.

  • Hedfix

    1200 EACH? No.

  • Luminaria

    Raystorm looks good, but I’ll have to give it some thought at $15 dollars. Zeno Clash just looks pretty bad.

  • Midnight Eye

    I played Raystorm a while ago but it’s not worth 1200 points, especially for a game that will probably take 30 min – 1 hour to beat.

  • Luke Get Ready

    Ciao Major! Perchè nessuna notizia di Game Room? Noi che amiamo questo prodotto, noi che ci abbiamo creduto, abbiamo il diritto di avere almeno una notizia. Il game pack 03 uscirà tra 1 settimana, tra 1 mese, mai? E’ giusto che ci venga comunicato. Aspettiamo, Luca

    Hello from Italy, Major! Why no news on the Game Room? We who love this product, we who have believed on it, we are entitled to have at least one news. The game packs 03 will be released between one week, one month or never? It’s only right that we be informed. We expect a response, Luca

  • RainbowDespair

    More expensive than I was expecting, but I’ll probably buy them anyway since I was looking forward to them. Not immediately though.

  • MedwayPVB

    I’m getting a 404 on the link to Raystorm HD because the link points to a generic location URL for the site, but I’m in the UK and GB doesn’t have a page for that game. Best to put as the link, then we can see it. :-]

  • DarkGin87

    @Major – When will people be getting there promotion points and 1 month gold for buying the block/house party games ? seems a few people are wondering even me

  • Z4M0

    @ Major Nelson
    The usual BLOCK/HOUSE PARTY offer question here too. I got an email from microsoft saying me late April but we are on mach and we got no official response on that (neither from xboxsupport @ twitter) nor our points/month !

    Game Room will have new titles this wednesday, according to Larry’s tweet, pitfall will be showing up.

    I was looking for Zeno Clash, and somehow I was expecting it to be priced at 1200 but still hoped to be wrong. Enhaced old game, same happened with Darwinia… Sure those games’ quality is really beyond packman but you have to keep in mind that usual marketplace customers buy arround 2 or 3 arcades per month so the mix of having plenty of games to play and demanding price tags (the 1200 points ones) don’t mix up well if you want people buying those.
    Besides, Raystorm feels really overpriced. We already got HD remixes like perfect dark and afterburner at 800 points so this is nonsense. Wait, I should’ve said greed instead.
    Now 400 point games is just for game room titles and half priced arcades @ Deal Of The Week. How sad.

  • Anonymous

    nice, zeno clash is very good game!

  • yindotrunks

    Glad to see Zeno Clash finally!

  • KP ScuzzyBunny

    Think I will probably pass as I am one of those to whom these are “unknown”…1200 pts for what looks like a schmup seems a bit much on Arcade, especially, as others have said, when I can (and have) purchased so many other HD remakes at lower prices. Where are the awesome Arcade titles we saw at South by Southwest? My wife wants a rematch in Snoopy, and I was having a blast with Bomberman (at least it was reviewed in OXM, so it might be sometime soon), Meatboy, Risk, and that sick game LIMBO!

  • chiruno99

    By the looks of things Raystorm is another SHMup at last, but at 1200 I’d rather have Ikaruga and Triggerheart Excelcia, even though they were the very first 2 arcade titles I bought.


    If I’m going to get a shmup, I’d rather save my money for Deathsmiles (Limited Edition comes in LE box with soundtrack CD and faceplate for only $50!) than spend it on Raystorm.

  • Boe2

    RayStorm HD, awesome. Finally another decent shmup (why, oh WHY are most JP shmups region locked?). Next one: Radiant Silvergun? *dreams on*

  • a1984darkboy

    Zeno Clash looks well worth the $15 being charged. Raystorm HD should be $5 less though. Looking forward to playing ZC when I get the chance.

  • MeS FEAR

    Zeno Clash will get a chance…will download the trial and look if its worth 1200 msp…Raystorm is boring

  • Lucky 13 X

    LIMBO and Meatboy are the two games I am looking forward to.
    Hoping for a Summer of Arcade release for both and an 800 point price tag.

  • FlipperGameplay

    1200 points for Zeno Clash Ultimat Edition is not much. I’m waiting Zeno to show up on marketplace. Instant buy for me.