The Xbox LIVE Arcade Awards are coming

xbox liveAs of today, the Xbox LIVE marketplace has 112 games available for you to download. Microsoft wants to recognize all the developers who were able to make games for the XBOX Live Marketplace in their first ever Xbox LIVE Arcade Awards with your host Billy Crystal!

Ok not really, but during the awards Microsoftwill announce the top XBLA games of 2007, of which some will be decided by the community. Below is the list of award categories that will be open for public voting:


* Best Overall Arcade Game
* Best Classic Game
* Best Original Game
* Best Family Friendly Game
* Best Competitive Multiplayer Game
* Best Cooperative Multiplayer Game

Other award categories include the following:

* Best selling game
* Most played game
* Highest rated game
* Staff choice

The finalists from each category will be selected from a panel of consumers and video game journalists and be crowned winners by popular vote during the Games Developer Conference in February. "Fans of Xbox LIVE Arcade are invited to cast their votes for the first ever Xbox LIVE Arcade Awards by voting here. Voting begins Tuesday, January at 22 2:00 a.m. PST (10:00 GMT) and runs through Wednesday, January 30 at 11:59 p.m. PST (07:59 GMT)."

Also, as a reminder, this Wednesday the award-winning game Undertow will be able to be downloaded for free to XBOX Live members between 2:00 am PST Wednesday January 23rd and 11:59 PST on Sunday January 27th.

The free download is made available from Microsoft in compensation for the downtime many Xbox Live users experienced during the server outages over the Christmas holidays. For more info on this game you can visit the official XBL site here.

via [gameinfowire]


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