XBLA Challenge opens registration

Sign-ups for global Xbox Live Arcade competition now open; Lumines Live! tourney begins December 17, Small Arms December 24.

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Microsoft has opened up registration for its first Xbox Live Arcade Challenge, a global competition featuring games from the company's online Xbox 360 Marketplace. The first competition features Q Entertainment's Lumines Live! and runs from December 17 to December 23. The second round of competition takes place December 24 to December 30, as gamers compete in the multiplayer mayhem of Small Arms. Among the prizes up for grabs are high-definition televisions, Xbox hardware, and Xbox Live Marketplace points. To sign up for competition or get more information, head over to the Xbox Live Arcade Challenge homepage.

Discussion

65 comments
Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Hmm... looking at the leaderboards, I'm not sure I can compete in the Lumines Challenge. And after looking at the demo, I'm not sure I'd WANT to compete in the Small Arms Challenge.

lobobizarro
lobobizarro

Small Arms is an OK game, and I will participate in that. But not Lumines Live!, too expensive in my opinion. Good luck to all participating!

westsider101
westsider101

Microsoft should announce these things like months in advance also Turb06 unless your one of those ppl who scored above 5-10 million each time you play you wouldn't have a chance.

keinuveye
keinuveye

xtreme psycho i hear ya, i would have to start practicing like 5 months ago.

ocdog45
ocdog45

NO gears of war tournament. the game is played out now.

turb06
turb06

geo wars tourney would be awesome

LessThanMike
LessThanMike

ooooh sweet...time to kick some arse at small arms...YES

dtfann003
dtfann003

Nice work for M$. Good to see them doing something for us.

JimBurber
JimBurber

My guess is that there will be more to come! probably have monthly tournaments and stuff I would guess. P.S. I already have a 360 and would spend a few MS points on Lumines, I wouldn't however spend 250 dollars on it, when I don't need to! (since I don't own a psp [yet])

datniccah187
datniccah187

nice, i need to sign up try and win a high def tv lol, even though i allready have three, you can never have enough of those things.

lucky326
lucky326

Too bad I cant get on Live otherwise I would enter

Lobezno_D
Lobezno_D

They need to spread these around to the other titles.

Sir_Crocidile
Sir_Crocidile

figures, the two xbla games I dislike the most.

puckhead778
puckhead778

see grave_rob knows wat hes talkin bout.......ha

tbolt_88
tbolt_88

Well thats awesome..i dont own them games and wouldnt be too good at them but its nice to see friendly competition being created.

mrhankeydinks
mrhankeydinks

people quit hating on ms. they are trying to promote their community and all some of you people can do is complain. Soon ms may, if you all quit complaining, have tournaments for games like GoW and Halo if you would see that ms isn't all bad.

grave_rob
grave_rob

MS should just cut the crap & send the HD tv directly to my house...right now....

acesion
acesion

Small Arms rocks, Im going the contest for sure

Korubi
Korubi

My high score for the 60 times attack is 84 and the weekly high score right now is 130something...I don't think I'm gonna win this one.

Nico4
Nico4

Signed up. Hope i get that TV!

QualityJeverage
QualityJeverage

"They're not ripping themselves off. They're ripping off the consumer. Why would they make an Xbox Live Arcade game $15 and then not even include all of the content?" Possibly because all of the content is already available for upwards of 30$ on the PSP?

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

old news i already signed up a while ago.

Ace_Gunner
Ace_Gunner

Registration doesn't work for me. "There is an issue with registration at this time. Please try again later. " It's been saying that all day.

Conanfan1
Conanfan1

"Oh God I know. Isn't is just pathetic that Q Entertainment ripped off a game made by...wait a minute...Q Entertainment? Ugh. These publishers who rip off their own games need to stop!" They're not ripping themselves off. They're ripping off the consumer. Why would they make an Xbox Live Arcade game $15 and then not even include all of the content?

QualityJeverage
QualityJeverage

"Too bad Small Arms is kinda lame, and Lumines Live is a ripoff." Oh God I know. Isn't is just pathetic that Q Entertainment ripped off a game made by...wait a minute...Q Entertainment? Ugh. These publishers who rip off their own games need to stop!

Cloud737
Cloud737

It`s nice to see ms organising some competitions. To bad I don`t have a 360.

Doolum
Doolum

thats is awesome for 360 fans.(excuding me of course )

tartar23
tartar23

what ? I thaught M$ & SONY & Nintendo are the only tourny players :P

majestikk
majestikk

hmm... not sure if I'm intrigued at all...

yyr
yyr

Too bad Small Arms is kinda lame, and Lumines Live is a ripoff. They could do other things to try to sell more copies of these games rather than tease us with a tournament, then let us down when we see what games it's for.

smerlus
smerlus

too bad i suck at those... come on Uno tourney

CHAOSWEAV3R
CHAOSWEAV3R

I don't have either of those games. :?

azizrulez
azizrulez

its all good but a little more variety wouldve been better

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

sounds like fun even though I never played those games either

TryMe01
TryMe01

more games would have been nice

danxxx
danxxx

too bad i suck at those games.

buzzguy
buzzguy

They should have offered more games. Gauntlet would have been nice.

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

How much is the micro transaction for this?