Xbox Live Game Room arrives with teething issues

Microsoft’s latest edition to the Xbox Live community has finally arrived today in the shape of Game Room. In game room, Xbox Live members will be able to wonder around a virtual arcade and play on arcade games and legacy console titles of yesteryear, albeit at a price of 240-400 MSPs.

Initial releases include Adventure, Asteroids Deluxe, Centipede, Crystal Castles, Combat, Tempest, Scramble, Super Cobra and Yar’s Revenge.

Unfortunately the launch has started with a fizzle rather than a bang. Users are reporting the Game Room freezing during the initial load, being unable to connect to the servers behind the scenes. Disconnecting from Live once downloaded will allow off-line browsing of the demo versions, but retro fans will be unable to purchase items within the arcade.

Microsoft is currently looking at the problem and hopes to have a fix out soon.

Will you be making any purchases in the Game Room once the problems are sorted? Let us know in the comments.

(Source: Major Nelson’s Blog)

Marty Greenwell

Marty has been gaming since the heady years of the ZX-81 and still owns most of the gaming systems purchased since those days, including the Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum, SNES, Jaguar, Dreamcast and GameCube. Being a collection junkie (or more accurately, hoarder), he buys more games than he can possibly play, far too many of which are still sealed in their packaging. Marty favours RPGs and Driving games when it comes to genres, and is possibly a little bit too addicted to Disgaea. When not gaming he’s out frightening OAPs on his motorcycle, clad in black leather.

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