July 6th 2010 4:42 pm PT

Coming soon: Destination Arcade


Destination Arcade The Mall

Next week we’ll be launching another way to browse content on Xbox LIVE Arcade and we’re calling it Destination Arcade. With a growing library of over 250 Arcade games, Destination Arcade will allow you to discover new games and content you enjoy through an easy-to-use visual browser.  You’ll have the ability to sort by price, community rating, and more!  Also, stay up to date on the latest arcade releases through a news feed and also find out what games your friends like and recommend. This brand new recommendation engine & visual browser app will be available in the US on July 14th from the Games Marketplace section of the dashboard. I’ve posted some screenshots of what it will look like if you want to take a peek.

Edit: We are now launching Destination Arcade along with the Summer of Arcade on July 21st


Arcade By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • ShadowNextGen

    It’s looking very intriguing. I definitely want to try it out.

  • Stephan1237

    Those of you asking after Destination Arcade: It’s US only for the mo to see how it performs, no news on Europe launch yet. Sorry bout that.

    From Aceybongos.

    Woohoo, another US Only thing. Lets forget European users .

  • Kroesis

    US only to see how it performs? Someone remind me, did they do that with the Facebook and Twitter apps when they were released? As far as I can tell it’s simply a different way of presenting XBLA games, current and new, so I can’t see the licences which exist on the current setup being much of an issue. Unless, of course, the issue is down to incompetent programmers who are having problems with licences, other than US licences, working with the app.

  • Secluded Ghost

    @slider2nl…wow I knew i stopped posting comments on this site for a reason…everyone always misconstrues everything so badly…first off I am far from rich…the amount of xbox products i have is simply because any money i have left over from bills my mortgage my kids my wife our 4 pets i like to spend on xbox anything and allows me to unwind from all that other stuff…and the point i made about poor people was not to say they can work harder and still not deserve to have fun…don’t assume you understand where im coming from with a sentence and put words in my mouth…i was merely making the point that some people..perhaps a bad father who buys an xbox 360 when his little girls need new clothes for school or something doesnt need an xbox…i don’t know where you get off thinking you know the way i think…no harm done though cause this will be the last comment i leave on this site…when i can’t even leave an opinion on something without starting a fu**ing flame war than it’s not worth expressing my opinion in the first place…grow up!

  • Miss All Sunday

    I’m guessing this is so it can support Kinnect gestures?

    I don’t think I’ll bother with it though not a fan of downloaded apps on the xbox.

  • PossiblyKevin

    I assume the shift of functionality from PROM -> hard drive/memory stick is simply to allow for extra functionality in the boot PROM, ‘pretty graphics’ in PROM or party features? I’d go with the features (mostly). I do miss being able to simply play video files though, but as MS are clearly looking to preserve my investment in my 360 over a reasonably long time period I’m happy them shuffling out most features I don’t need most of the time into slower storage and free up the room in the PROM for core (kernel) features and additional hardware support.

  • Logic Squirrel

    Looks better but i am sorry the name is just so stupid / gay.

  • Ultimate RC

    And…. when is it coming to the rest of the world?

  • eduardocuevas23

    Looks cool :)

  • Zzdog30

    look Good

  • TG kolz4ever

    @Secluded Ghost

    The reason anyone would think you or someone else on here is rich is because the xbox community is extremely well known for being the poorest SOB’s you will ever see. You will see 2 or more people on one console, you will see people having an uproar over DLC costing a whopping 800 points only, you will see people that can’t even afford head sets after they buy their xbox off ebay. The list goes on and on with how generic and poor most of the xbox users are. Well that and the kids parent’s won’t buy them the stuff so then they go with the band wagon of “oh this should be free, I am not buying that” or “That isn’t justified to cost that much so I won’t buy it”, just more bs from the poor bastards and kids. Anyone that can actually buy some of this stuff looks rich compare to them, hell I feel like Mr.Bill gates when it comes to playing with these people. So there is no reason to you have to explain on how you get your stuff to such people.

  • Secluded Ghost

    @TG kolz4ever…good point…I’ve never understood why every 360 owner is so bitchy…you make very good points…I’ve always considered our deals we get as well as prices to be quite fair… but I guess when someone is a whiny cheap a** or a kid and mommy or daddy won’t buy you that new 360 product you have to get up in arms and demand everything be free

  • TG kolz4ever

    @Secluded Ghost

    Yep, that’s exactly it. It’s always guaranteed to be one of those that bitch about the prices. Some prices like the cod dlc I am kind of bothered a little by and stuff like the dlc for l4d being free on the pc is a bother but whatever. I just get them because I want more out of my games and long as the games are fun I will pay for more. When I see 2 or more people on console it just looks so damn poor. I am like stop playing games if they cost that much you have to actually go over to someones house to play them. I am always buying point cards because so much dlc comes out. As I said, compare to these poor bastards and kids I feel like Bill Gates for being able to buy all this stuff with out having to jump on the band wagon of “this should be free”. They want everything free because either mommy won’t buy it for them or they can’t afford a simple 20 dollar card at the time, lol.. That’s all there is to it.

  • Heyy Youu

    USA Only again? We play the same (if not higher) gold prices as the USA, yet we don’t get as many features?

    This is bullshit. You would think atleast us Canadians would get it too.

  • H2O Acidic

    @Heyy Youu

    You got 1 vs 100 beta so put a hockey puck in your mouth and shut it. Xbox is based in the US so we get the stuff first to play with. When the bugs are worked out then you will get it so stop your crying!

  • iFE4RFUL

    Thanks for screwing Europe again. At least, give the update to UK residents.

    I thought we where brothers USA and UK :”( (cries…) and walks away !!!

  • iFE4RFUL

    Thanks for screwing Europe again. At least, give the update to UK residents.

    I thought we where brothers USA and UK :”( (cries…) and walks away !!!

  • Slider2nl

    @Secluded Ghost

    I made my point earlier.. i wil stick with that

    By the way, i have nothing to complain here. we got 2x 360’s, PS3, wii, 2 Gaming pc’s, 2 laptops and 2 iphones, a nice house, married, kid on the way and i am living a good life..

    And as i mentioned why not combine some things in a new dash update

    ooh and yeah poor people are people too..

    That’s all..

  • I DLord I

    @ Slider2nl

    Cool story bro

  • Cronan

    @ I DLord I
    Harsh ;-)