Microsoft announces Xbox Game Room

Microsoft has announced the Xbox Game Room designed for arcade junkies.

Microsoft has officially announced the coming of the Xbox Game Room, a retro-themed game space, according to a video interview with Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division.

"It’s sort of a retro approach," Bach said. "It’s interesting, there’s a generation… who grew up with a set of games like Centipede. They look almost like casual, fun games today, at the time, they were high-end, edgy games. So Game Room is the idea of bringing that back to the market."

It is believed that this is the same as the image above of an Atari and Intellivision arcade filled with Xbox Live Avatars that leaked in a survey late last year.

Bach also described the Xbox Game Room as "like my daughter going to watch Journey." Retro and arcade gamers rejoice.



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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