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

 

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  • Drz Prince

    Looks more organized

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  • rogXue

    looks interesting. Kind of looks like onlive though.

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  • Grubish360

    This is great! I love Xbox Live Arcade.

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  • AriesDog

    Great news. I’ve been with the system since the beginning so I was aware what every title was when it came out but I can see how it would be overwhelming to new customers.

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  • Matll

    Looks really nice but is it only coming to US?

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  • StammyFi

    US only? Why?

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  • wizll

    nice

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  • PiMD

    So another app to download, just like Zune, Netflix, Facebook, Music Game Stores, and now this? If they integrate it into the dashboard, fine, but don’t make us download more apps.

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  • AlphaWolf Fang

    Looking good:) I hope (and assume) it’ll come to other LIVE regions too shortly after:)

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  • modemman11

    Just another pointless app that we really don’t need.

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  • Wulf684

    How about the rest of the world?

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  • Quicksilver4648

    Now I am from the US so I am looking forward to this. But I have to ask, why just the US. Are we Beta testing this thing and a little later it will be localized and released worldwide.

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  • TheExMascot

    PiMD is right. The Zune Marketplace app takes a long time to load. The Lips Music Store is the worst. I once started it and was able to cook and eat eggs for breakfast before it finished loading. It does that EVERY TIME. I sure hope that gets improved and that this app isn’t as bad in load times.

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  • Helvedeshunden

    It looks interesting at least. I’m a bit confused by what the buttons on the mall are supposed to mean.

    Choose one of these is to dig into the four displayed obviously, but what’s “show all games like these” supposed to mean? Same genre? Same price point? A bundle deal?

    I think a really useful feature would be tracking of ratings, so you can get recommendations based on how you rate games vs. how others rate them and what they end up playing a lot and/or rating highly.

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  • Atomicow

    Oh goody. Something else to download that has it’s own loading screen. I stopped using my 360 for videos just because I have to wait for zune to open/load

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  • LawdaddyCO

    This reminds me of Steam.

    Too bad you guys can’t do sales as good as them! But the DOTW is better than nothing.

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  • SFX Ev3LComplX

    This is awesome, I cant wait till it hits us so I can try it out!

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  • Turtle502

    if you’re asking why it’s only US-only for now, keep in mind it sometimes takes a while to localize things for various regions. There are language issues/barriers that need to be addressed before things can just be rolled-out into the world.

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  • Stephan1237

    For US only, Again !

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  • trent82

    If you load this by navigating to the game marketplace and selecting Arcade, then sure, it will probably be good. But if this is something you need to download and it is mixed in with your game library, then I think less people will care.

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  • NavComm81

    @LawdaddyCO Amen to that. I love Steam Sales. Just grabbed Beat Hazard finally for $3.50 including the “Use your own music library” add-on.

    XBLA Deal of the Week is appreciated, but I’m beginning to lean toward PC gaming more due to pricing and sales.

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  • SinedX360

    Seems interesting !

    What about Europe ?

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  • Aynodok

    What’s happening to XBOX? Why now all are apps instead of dashboard integration?
    The XBOX Live Arcade Menu should not ever disappear, and this app is a proof of that.
    But only some will enjoy that, cause once again it’s US only. Thanks MS for the treat you give to the outer world…

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  • OPT1CS

    I’m gonna hate this…. I hated having to go through Vuze just to watch a video thats on my HDD…. but like Vuze, I’ll try it out and then uninstall it. I don’t need to waste a few minutes of my time by going through more steps and dealing with load times just to access my videos.

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  • SinedX360

    Maybe that would be nice to do the same for XBLIG…to push a little bit Indie Games and for the same time to help Indie Developers !

    Thanks

    Sined
    http://www.xbla360.fr😉

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