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Arcade code giveaway!

I’ve been writing about other site’s giveaways for a while now so I figured it was time to have one of my own.

If you’d like a chance to win a download code for Rez HD or Tron from Xbox LIVE Arcade, just drop a comment in this post telling us about your favorite Arcade game and you’re entered! Two winners will be chosen at random to receive a code for one of the games. Please be sure to include your gamertag in your comment as winners will receive their code through an Xbox LIVE message.

The contest is open now and ends Wednesday March 5th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern so get posting!

* My thanks to the great folks who make up the Xbox 360 team at Microsoft for providing the codes to make this giveaway possible.


March 2, 2008 - Posted by | Community, Contests


  1. If we go by the amount of money spent, then my fav arcade game of all time was “The Simpsons”. I spent about thirty bucks in that machine in one day, but i beat the game! 😀

    Oh how I wish I could have that money back now! lol 🙂

    p.s. Thanks for the great contest! I LOVE Rez and am dying to check it out on the 360 (and my bigger tv!) 😀

    gamertag: anastasiafall

    Comment by Anastasia | March 3, 2008 | Reply

    • best arcade game is castle crushers one word destruction

      GT:breserak ninja

      Comment by baba black ship | January 16, 2013 | Reply

  2. I think the best arcade game would probably be Geometry wars, always hard but can always get a few more points.

    Gamertag: Thomas 7

    Comment by Twade | March 4, 2008 | Reply

  3. I want Rez HD, that would be cool.


    Comment by JPsmooth42 | March 4, 2008 | Reply

  4. the best arcade game is golden eye even tho we probly wont play it ever its the best or will be when it comes out it will

    Comment by that guy | March 4, 2008 | Reply

  5. Still Castlevania: SOTN!

    Comment by Kinema | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  6. Until recently, it was the awesome Pac-Man CE. But now it’s been usurped by Poker Smash. I’ve loved all sorts of different versions of Panel de Pon–from Tetris Attack to Planet Puzzle League–but this one adds so many new compelling elements (poker face cards for different combos, slow-mo, bombs) that it really feels like a true sequel. Well done, Void Star!

    Gamertag: PKBronson (Number 10 or so on the Poker Smash leaderboards last I checked–sorry, it’s the only game I can brag about)

    Comment by Tristan C | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  7. Gamertag is Kinema, sorry!

    Comment by Kinema | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  8. My favourite XBLA game is Lumines HD. It’s beautiful and has simple and addictive gameplay. I love it!

    Comment by Jo | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  9. Gamertag: The Brain Of J

    Comment by Jo | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  10. Pac Man C.E. is my fav. I still can believe how good it is for just a ‘remake’ of this old classic.
    Gamertag: fr4ncois

    Comment by fr4ncois | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  11. N+ has taken over.

    Gamertag: Da1nonly J

    Comment by Jdaman | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  12. SWOS was so much fun in the old times.

    XBLA gave it back to me and the fun is still here. With my Hori Arcade Stick, it’s a real pleasure.

    GT : Kafel6

    Comment by Kafel6 | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  13. The game that just keeps on popping back is Marble Blast Ultra. Every stage is full of new tricks that are fun to figure out. Its the only Live Arcade game that really grabbed the rest of my friends, to the point that anytime games are brought up, someone ends up making an impression of the sound effects. “Super Jump!”

    Comment by LakeEarth | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  14. My favorite arcade game is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Its a great beat em up and i love old school retro games. Reminded me of the many hours i spent playing on it at a local Pizza Hut 🙂

    GT Sausageassasin

    Comment by Sergio | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  15. Geometry Wars

    First game I bought and I’m still enjoying it 🙂

    GT: CanadianMystery

    Comment by CM | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  16. Ax Handle

    Geometry Wars without a doubt. It was the 360’s killer app in that first year. I still play it regularly.

    Comment by Me | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  17. TMNT Arcade – Such terrific retro arcade goodness, particularly with the Hori arcade stick.

    GT: gkrykewy

    Comment by GRK | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  18. I would say the best XBLA game at the moment must be N+. Been a long time since ive had so much fun (and frustration) in a console game. Before N+ it was Pacman CE.

    GT: Tondo

    Comment by Tondo | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  19. Favorite XBLA game so far is Bomberman Live. Great time playing with friends on that one.

    Pacman CE is a close second though. One of the best updates to a classic I’ve ever played.

    Comment by pepperjack | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  20. Cloning Clyde
    Funny game with an unique art style.

    GT: Ramflo

    Comment by flo | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  21. Streets of Rage 2 is my favorite Arcade game. Nothing beats going through that game co-op. XBLA needs more brawlers!

    GT: CommonSense43

    Comment by Ted | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  22. My favourite arcade game aside from Street Fighter 2 HF, would be NBA Jam TE. Back then, it had realistic graphics and it was THE basketball game to get.

    Comment by John | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  23. My favorite arcade game is probably Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. It’s great fun and a good way to kill half an hour while waiting for something.

    GT: Algfrig

    Comment by Devin | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  24. Wow! Just one xbox live arcade game? I have so many. I guess my favorite xbla game of the moment is metal slug 3. my gamertag is VanIslePimp.

    Comment by VanIslePimp | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  25. Pac-Man C.E. was one of reasons I wanted a 360 in the first place, a brilliant reinvention of a true classic.

    Comment by Chris | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  26. Pac-Man C.E. was one of reasons I wanted a 360 in the first place, a brilliant reinvention of a true classic.

    Gamertag: Womp73

    Comment by Chris | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  27. Going to say Undertow. Fun exciting game that is also strangely relaxing at the same time. A ton of fun co-op too.

    Gamertag: Dracor1

    Comment by Ben C | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  28. I’d have to go with N+. Simple, fun, but frustrating at times. The best part is that the frustrating part of the game doesn’t bring it down at all, it just makes me want to push harder to beat the level to complete the current episode I’m on.

    GT is SpeedRazors, good luck everyone!

    Comment by SpeedRazors | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  29. Geometry Wars still holds the Arcade game title for the most hours of my life stolen.

    gamertag: plastic handgun

    Comment by Mark | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  30. Oddly enough it’s Root Beer Tapper. Sure it’s not the “best” game on XBLA, but it smacks of nostalgia for me.

    gamertag: Iaguna

    Comment by Greg | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  31. My favorite XBLA game is Space Giraffe.. very challenging game that is half of what you see and half of what you hear. Such a visual and auditory masterpiece

    GT: blahness

    Comment by blahness | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  32. Gotta go with N+ right now, fantastic game

    Gamertag: U2MOFO

    Comment by Ryan | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  33. Geometry Wars, still one of the only arcade games i play fairly often besides worms. The music along with the bright colors make it ez on the eyes.

    Comment by Steven | March 6, 2008 | Reply

  34. Well, it just turns out I downloaded the demo for Rez HD today. I played a demo for it on the PS2 a couple years ago and really liked it. Too bad it ran in the $50 region on ebay. It’d be great if i won this and didn’t have to buy it. ( :

    Comment by haydener | March 19, 2008 | Reply

  35. crap. just noticed im a little late

    Comment by haydener | March 19, 2008 | Reply

  36. Sorry about that haydener. Keep an eye on the blog though since I’ll be running another Arcade giveaway soon.

    Comment by rabid72 | March 19, 2008 | Reply

  37. game: Small Arms

    Mad game. Cant get enough of it.

    Gamertag: HLGHawk

    Comment by Flow | November 9, 2008 | Reply


    Comment by mike johnson | December 9, 2008 | Reply

  39. I love alot of the arcade games but the best wolude be……… BomberMan Live Becase it is hard and fun

    Gamertag-Adam iZ InSaNe

    Comment by Adam Szmiot | February 12, 2009 | Reply

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    Comment by Nogeffike | January 17, 2010 | Reply

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