CES 2010: Microsoft Announces “Game Room” Virtual Arcade

By on January 7, 2010

Microsoft Game Room

Howdy, Gamerinos!  Looks like Microsoft is following the Nintendo lead yet again and releasing their version of the Virtual Console.  Well, it’s more of a PS Home thing, I suppose.  They’re calling it the Game Room.  The Game Room’s catalogue will consist mostly of old school and classic games from the Atari 2600 era.

So far, a list of about 30 games has been released, but that list projected to grow to over 1000 games.  The Game Room debut trailer did show a pretty impressive list of classic games:

1. Centipede (arcade)
2. Asteroids Deluxe (arcade)
3. Tempest (arcade)
4. Crystal Castles (arcade)
5. Lunar Lander (arcade)
6. Jungler (arcade)
7. Road Fighter (arcade)
8. Scramble (arcade)
9. Finalizer (arcade)
10. Tutankham (arcade)
11. Shao-Lin’s Road (arcade)
12. Super Cobra (arcade)
13. Red Baron (arcade)
14. Gravitar (arcade)
15. Battlantlis
16. Astrosmash (Intellivision)
17. Mountain Madness Super Pro Skiing (Intellivision)
18. Armor Battle (Intellivision)
19. Space Hawk (Intellivision)
20. Sub Hunt (Intellivision)
21. Sea Battle (Intellivision)
22. Space Armada (Intellivision)
23. Astrosmash (Intellivision)
24. Star Raiders (Atari 2600)
25. Outlaw (Atari 2600)
26. Yar’s Revenge (Atari 2600)
27. Millipede (Atari 2600)
28. Football (Atari 2600)
29. RealSports Tennis (Atari 2600)
30. Combat (Atari 2600)

Microsoft’s new service is looking to launch this Spring.  No word as of yet on how much the games will cost.  More info will be released as it becomes available.

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