Microsoft Releases Retro Video “Game Room” – Games for Windows Live & Xbox 360

Game Room — Remember pumping quarters into your favorite video games at the classic Arcade?  Nothing would beat the colorfully-decorated cabinets, the smell of popcorn and candy and best of all, the endless hours of competition with friends, trumping the top score, and mastering the machine.   (Thanks Kurt)
    • Relive the glory days of the classic arcade:  Game Room replicates the old-school look, sound, and feel of a retro video game arcade.  At launch, Game Room brings you a library of 30 original arcade and console classics from Activision, Atari, Intellivision, Konami, Taito, and others, including Centipede, Asteroids Deluxe, and Super Cobra, shown in their original cabinets.  Create a brand new social environment, personalize your game room by arranging your cabinets, and decorate each room with themes and animated mascots. Invite your friends on Games for Windows — LIVE and Xbox LIVE to check out your games collection. With weekly new title releases, your arcade will be retro-fitted to perfection!
    • Prove you’re the arcade master:  Think you have what it takes? Challenge friends to beat your high score by sending custom challenges and taunts across platforms, earn Achievements, unlock levels, and climb your way to the top of universal leaderboards.  Compete in Parallel mode, in which you and your friend play the game at the same time, or Round Robin mode, in which you take turns playing a game.  Game Room also offers local couch play for up to two players – how will you duke it out for arcade supremacy?  Enjoy a seamless experience across your Windows PC and Xbox 360 as you share games, track your progress, and jump back into the game no matter what platform you’re on.  You can even invite friends into your custom arcade to check out your collection!
    • Buy Game Room titles once and play on both your Windows PC and Xbox 360:  Enjoy the freedom of buying Game Room titles once and playing on your platform of choice, whether it’s Games for Windows — LIVE or Xbox LIVE. Purchase a classic arcade game you can enjoy on both your Windows PC and Xbox 360 platforms for less than the price of a movie ticket.  If you prefer to play on one platform, you can purchase individual games for either your Windows PC or Xbox 360 at a lower price, or even pay to play a single game, just like in the old arcades.  See how long you can last on a single token!

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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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