Perfect Dark Remake Hits Xbox-Live Arcade

March 17, 2010 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Xbox

Perfect Dark is a remake of the original N64 shooter

The remake of Rare’s classic first-person shooter – Perfect Dark is now available to download from Xbox-Live Arcade for 800 points.

The game features all of the original single-player and multiplayer modes with updated visuals, as well as 8-player online versus modes. Fans of Goldeneye also get a little treat as there are various maps and weapons from the N64 classic included in Perfect Dark XBLA.

Download the trial and give it a go!

GoldenEye Maps in Perfect Dark XBLA

February 19, 2010 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Xbox

The Xbox Live Arcade remake of Perfect Dark will be released in March of this year

The executive producer of the remake of Perfect Dark for XBLA told Kotaku that the game will contain maps and weapons from GoldenEye in its multiplayer mode.

The weapons will appear under different names to their GoldenEye counterparts, and the maps that were featured in the original Perfect Dark (Felicity, Temple and Complex) will also appear in the remake.

This is sure to please many of the people that have been demanding GoldenEye be released on XBLA, though it does raise the question once again as to why Rare won’t (or can’t) just release GoldenEye itself…

Perfect Dark will be released on Xbox Live Arcade this March.

X10 News: Halo Reach Beta Dated

February 11, 2010 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Xbox

To get in on the beta for Halo Reach you will need a copy of Halo 3: ODST

Fresh from the X10 event in San Francisco, Bungie and Microsoft have unveiled the date for the much anticipated Halo Reach Beta.

Owners of Halo 3: ODST will be able to get their hands on the Reach Beta starting May 3rd 2010, providing that they still have the disc. Players will be able to access the beta through the ODST menu. Bungie have also released the cover art as well as minor details on the first map: “Powerhouse”. Expect more details to surface in the next few days. In the mean time, here’s a post on with more details: Bungie.

Also from the X10 event, Microsoft has announced release dates for Alan Wake (finally), Splinter Cell Conviction (again, finally), Lost Planet 2 and Dead Rising 2. The first 3 will all be out by May, with Dead Rising set for an August release. They also announced some Xbox Live Arcade releases including Perfect Dark, and confirmed that Fable III will be out this holiday season.

I’m sure you’ll hear more from us if any more big news comes out of there (Natal anyone?).