Microsoft kicks off Summer of Arcade

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Guild McCommunist, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone

    As with past years, Microsoft has begun their "Summer of Arcade" release schedule.

    First up is Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, dropping on July 18th. The list below has the rest of the release dates and pricing.

    • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD: July 18th (1200 MS Points)
    • Wreckateer: July 25th (800 MS Points)
    • Deadlight: August 1st (1200 MS Points)
    • Hybrid: August 8th (1200 MS Points)
    • Dust: An Elysian Tail: August 15th (1200 MS Points)

    If you purchase any three of the above titles during the Summer of Arcade, you'll be given 400 extra MS Points as well.

    You can view their teaser trailer for the line up, shown at E3, right here.

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  2. 0nyx

    0nyx GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 22, 2008
    United States
    That feel when no Battleblock Theater :(
  3. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    Original Tony Hawk in HD? Now where to get me a 360..
  4. Nero2000

    Nero2000 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    United States
    It's not even HD. No ''HD'' game that has been brought out is proper HD
  5. Lily

    Lily One Scary Lady

    Former Staff
    Jun 18, 2004
    British Columbia
    Too bad there's nothing particularly interesting on offer.
  6. Hero-Link

    Hero-Link Hero of Derrr

    Nov 6, 2002
    Every single TIME i read the word Hybrid.... Hybrid Heaven comes to my mind and i start praying for a HD version or a remake of the game....

    Why Konami? Why can't you make it?
  7. Vince989

    Vince989 Still lurking around, sometimes...

    Former Staff
    Oct 24, 2002
    Quebec, Canada
    As stated many times already, 720p is "HD" too, indeed. 1080p is often called "Full-HD" to point out the difference. And even then, not all games on 360 and PS3 run at 1080p, but some do. Heck, an iPad 2 with HDMI cable can output in 1080p too btw, with some games like Real Racing 2 !

    Just clearing up the facts a bit here, feel free to verify any doubts you may have! :)

    - Vince989
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  8. Ranma

    Ranma GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 6, 2002
    Man, what a lame trailer. There is more crappy flash animation than game footage, and that's never a good thing.

    Only thing I'm really interested in is Tony Hawk, maybe Deadlight. Hybrid is really bad, if the beta is any indication, Wrecketeers doesn't interest me I don't like Angry Birds and junk, looks like the same thing in 3D, and Dust looks like it's for furries.
  9. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Tony Hawk is looking pretty good, actually. That may just make the entire summer lineup worthwhile.
  10. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    I remember playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 on the Playstation but I don't think I'd buy another Tony Hawk game. I was never into skateboarding and the only thing I really did on THPS2 was use cheats and build courses.

    The rest are relatively unknown still, I haven't watch any trailers for them really. I'll wait until some reviews come out or there's a sale, otherwise my big title is Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 which is dropping today.
  11. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Global Moderator

    Global Moderator
    Aug 29, 2008
    Hiatus Hell
    I would buy THPSHD, but without the original soundtrack, screw that.

    As it is, there is literally zero games in this "offering" that interest me.
  12. LoggerMan

    LoggerMan GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 10, 2011
    It's probably worth noting, and I think it's the case, that Real Racing 2 now runs in a higher than 1080p resolution on the iPad 3 screen. Apple have kind of messed up resolution standards with their "Retina" displays. Screen resolutions are going to be much more fluid in their standards in the near future, I think.

    The prices on these sales really blow. It could be that I've been spoiled by Steam, with premium games going for less than a fiver, but I think Microsoft ask too much for games on the Arcade. I did buy Perfect Dark though :3 No one plays it online because of the instant reload glitch spoiling the balance in multiplayer.
  13. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 3, 2010
    United States
    This game is aimed at newer and younger TH fans who never got to enjoy the near perfect controls of the first 2 games. They wouldn't know who the artist from the original sound track are. Plus the game is still giving us 5 tracks from the first game and 5 from the second. Finally, If the rights have been worked out, I can see the complete 3rd game's sound track plus the rest of the first 2 being released as DLCs. If you don't wanna pay for them then download them on to your pc and stream it to the xb360. Am I the only one who uses the custom music feature of his 360?

    I am don't complaining about the price of Tony Hawk HD. It isn't like the other HD ports out their. As Tony Hawk himself has said: the game as been recompiled up from scratch using brand new updated textures of both the first games. He said the game could of easily been sold for 25, 35 and even 45 dollars on disc. He wanted to give something back to his loyal video game fans and he took a pay cut to get the price where he wanted it.

    I also find it interest that Matt Hoffman is the game as a pro skater. Maybe this an easter egg type of deal. Meaning they'll redo his first two games with the same treatment and DLC for the 3rd's maps as well.