XBL Game Room updating Wednesday

Following abrupt delay, Microsoft primes Pitfall, Super Breakout, more for release on retro gaming channel this week.

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Microsoft appeared to be primed to launch its Xbox Live Game Room last Wednesday, kicking off what it planned to be a steady stream of weekly updates. However, at the moment of truth, Xbox Live gamers noticed a conspicuous absence of the new additions to the retro gaming service, which officially launched in mid-March with some 30 games from classic systems like the Atari 2600. Microsoft later noted that the updates had been "delayed until further notice."

That notice arrived today, as Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced through his Twitter feed that last week's round of Game Room titles are now slated to arrive this Wednesday. Titles expected to be made available include Pitfall, Super Breakout, Megamania, Night Stalker, Rack 'Em Up, Realsports Volleyball, and Basketball.

Game Room updates have been once again green-flagged.
Game Room updates have been once again green-flagged.

Game Room titles can be purchased for play on both the Xbox 360 and PC for 400 Microsoft points ($5) or for an individual platform at MSP 240 ($3) apiece. Single rounds of any individual game can be played for MSP 40 ($.50). The Game Room also supports Xbox Live Avatars, as well as voice chat, 1080p graphics, cross-platform leaderboards, and achievements.

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