February 8th 2011 6:17 pm PT

Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party details and dates


The Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party kicks off February 16th with the release of Hard Corps: Uprising and continues into March with a total of 5 releases. Here is the full schedule:

February 16 Hard Corps: Uprising, 1200 Microsoft Points

February 23 Bejeweled Blitz, 800 Microsoft Points

March 2, Beyond Good & Evil HD, 800 Microsoft Points

March 9 Torchlight, 1200 Microsoft Points

March 16 Full House Poker, 800 Microsoft Points




Arcade By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • rawkerdude5012

    Any promotions?

  • chiruno99

    Beyond Good and Evil is a must play and buy for me. The opposite for Bejewelled since the joypad controls make me play slower when in Bejewelled 3, I can go like the clappers. The other three are feh.

  • SilentHunter382

    Wow B: G&E only 800. I was nearly 100% sure it was going to be 1200. :D

  • Shadow0810

    BG&E at 800 is a must try at least. I’ve heard it’s good but never got around to it. At that price though, it sounds like a steal.

    I own Torchlight on PC (gotta love those Steam sales), but I only played around an hour or two of it because I got it during finals time. I still have it installed to come back to. I recommend to everyone to at least give that one a try because it’s really good on PC and I’m betting it will be on consoles too. Besides, how many dungeon crawls are on consoles? Torchlight doing well might be the incentive Blizzard needs to put Diablo 3 on Xbox.

  • BeeDizz

    My girl loves Bejeweled. I love Xbox. Guess what I’m getting?

  • Reluctant Hero

    Good lord, Beyond Good & Evil HD for 800 allard bucks (aka $10.00 USD) is an absolute STEAL.

    I’m definitely buying [Contra] Hard Corps, BG&E, and Torchlight. Not too sure on Bejeweled or Poker. I’ll let my wife play those demos and let her make the call on their respective purchases.

  • Ganon255

    I’ll be getting Torchlight, Contra, and Poker. Thanks for keeping the prices reasonable, glad Torchlight is NOT $20.

  • Ganon255

    I’ll be getting Torchlight, Contra, and Poker. Thanks for keeping the prices reasonable, glad Torchlight is NOT $20.

  • Ai Kago

    Three great games to buy there, Torchlight Contra and Beyond Good & Evil HD

  • metallicorphan

    800 points for B,G and E!!!…holy shitballs,sold!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’ll definitely be picking up Torchlight, March 9th cant come soon enough!

  • MisterBigMack

    Ah nice to see people actually praise the pricing rather then complain :)

  • Monhegan

    I’m really looking forward to Torchlight!

  • Exu

    First impressions: No, maybe, VERY YES, no, no.
    Of course I’ll be trialling them all anyway so that could very much change but I find it hard to justify paying 1200 for a port of a PC game that’s a year and a half old, and 800 for a Texas Hold ‘Em poker game when the first one was free.
    Of course BG&EHD is, well, yoou’d be mad not to.

    So, any rebate promos?

  • Barefootboyz

    Beyond Good and Evil is one of the best games I have ever played.Cannot wait to jump back in.Here piggy piggy. Those who have played the game will get this.

  • Spargo CXVII

    Torchlight and Beyond Good & Evil HD, are must buy for sure. One big problem Major I need a bigger harddrive!!!! 250HD is NOT what it used to be!!!! 500HD would be nice!!!! Pls!!!!

  • HeLLeVeN

    Awesome!!! Grabbing the first 4, not interested in poker.

  • sepulturas666

    Beyond Good & Evil HD at 800pts? I will buy it for sure. :)

  • TANK 2old2play

    I wish Torchlight was coming out first.

  • FinderKeeper

    BG&E HD for me. Nice to see the variable pricing instead of slapping “1200” on everything that moves… ;-)

  • ElektroDragon

    I’m skipping Hard Corps, and buying all the rest. Hard Corps really doesn’t seem to fit well in this schedule, being 1) too expensive and 2) another golden age classic remake, basically.

  • ElektroDragon

    Oh, and I definitely want a 4 out of 5 promotion on this! Come on, Microsoft!

  • rogXue

    if there is a promotion I’m in for BG&E as well as Torchlight!

  • kdzBiBa

    Wait, why is Full House Poker not free? I thought it would be sth like 1 vs 100, just with poker you know :/ Could anyone explain?

    I’m interested in all of them but BB, it’s just lame on consoles I think.

  • Korahn 27

    While I don’t like Torchlight on the PC (not fond of how you control the characters), I’m thinking it’ll be better with a controller so definitely a grab for me, as well as BG&E.

  • darkjester74

    Finally some XBLA games I can get excited about. BGE and Torchlight, YESSS!

  • Ronan Berthelot

    Oo Full House Poler is not Free !!! We want 1vs100 back !

  • kdzBiBa

    Don’t be so harsh Ronan, I hope Major has a good explanation for this.

  • Sausage Villan

    march 2nd for beyond good and evil is a long time not to spend my 800 moon points

  • Cyrax PT

    Beyond Good & Evil! <3

  • Arent Argento

    I hope they added that ferret to Torchlight …


    Wow I’m shocked to see that BG&EHD isn’t 1200 as expected. As if there weren’t already enough reasons to get that game… I just hope to God that they didn’t screw up the porting for it!
    Torchlight should be pretty good since they’ve completely changed the controls for console controllers and it also has online co-op. I’ve always wanted to try the PC version but never got around to it, so this will be the perfect chance to jump in.
    I’m sure there will be some kind of rebate deal as with all the other XBLA game promos, but they’re just finishing up the details before they announce it.

  • DePetri

    There’s no co-op in Torchlight. Torchlight 2 on PC will have it, but not this XBLA-version.

  • Boe2

    Already own BGeE on PC (is as HD as it can get), so not buying that, I can recommend it to anyone else though :)

    Torchlight….likely a buy. If it has online co-op it will be a must-buy.

  • StormRaging

    Wow, I was expecting FHP to be free.. The beta was fun but not 800pts fun

  • Alfred Saxon

    Beyond Good and Evil HD looks to be the best. Good stuff MS. 800 MSP is a good deal. I don’t think i will buy the other games. I will try the demo’s of course. I agree we are going to need a bigger Hard Drive. Please Microsoft release one this year.

  • UKresistance

    Beyond Good & Evil is perfect for live arcade game, lots of fun, 8-10 hours, and little to no replay value. If you’ve never played it, I’m sure the remake is worth 10$ in play time.


    @DePetri: Yeah sadly there won’t be any multiplayer for Torchlight at the time of release, but the devs are on record as saying they’re keeping an open mind to possibly adding it on later as DLC, like what happened with Lara Croft: GoL. So hopefully they’ll release a co-op patch for it, because a game like that is so much more fun when you can play it co-op too.

  • wolfzero01

    I thought for sure Beyond Good & Evil was going to be 1200 pts

  • An Xbox God

    Full House Poker is a must get for me!

  • TANK 2old2play

    Found out Torchlight was single player only just like on the PC. So PASS for me, won’t be buying it. I’d spend 1200pts for a 4 player co-op dungeon crawler but for single player… i’ll wait till it goes on sale. There’s no incentive to buy it at launch.

    What ever happened to the rules that XBLA games had to support multiplayer?

  • chiruno99

    ^ That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever read.

  • Arent Argento
  • D4rth T Man7iz

    Beyond Good & Evil is a day 1 buy for me, I never got to play it on the original Xbox, about time!!!

    Might try the demo of Hard Cops to see how close it’s to the classic Contra feel.