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Like the world's most somber noir ninjas, Max Payne and Max Payne 2 briefly appeared as Xbox Originals before disappearing and leaving no evidence. ... No evidence, that is, except the screen grab we managed to snap before the games' untimely departure from this (now non-working) link. With a sequ...

April 24th 2009 at 4:55pm 0 Comments
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Before Max Payne turned into a homeless-looking Vin Diesel (pictured center, if you didn't guess) he was a "take no prisoner, nothing to lose" New York detective out for revenge. Now he looks like he takes no showers, amirite?Max Payne was a classic when it hit the PC and, although a lot was left t...

March 29th 2009 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Because the world needs to know (and by "world" we mean the Joystiq reader base), this week's Xbox Live Deal of the Week is none other than Xbox Original title Fable. Starting today, Monday, March 16, and lasting through late Sunday, March 22, Fable can be purchased from the XBLM for 800 ($10), whi...

March 16th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Before Peter Molyneux and Co. captured our GOTY hearts with Fable II, Lionhead introduced the world to Albion in Fable -- on the original Xbox. Next week -- billed as the figurative pot of gold for St. Paddy's Day -- the Xbox Originals release of Fable will be discounted to 800 ($10) on March 16,...

March 13th 2009 at 5:41pm 0 Comments
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Looks like our garlic necklace failed us (wait, that's vampires), because Rare's Grabbed by the Ghoulies just hobbled its way to the Xbox Live Marketplace as another iffy Xbox Original. This not so great tale of ghouls is available for 1200 Microsoft points ($15), 3GB of hard drive space and a pound...

February 16th 2009 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Sure to cause a reverberation of yawns on a grand scale that has never been seen before, we're pleased it's our obligation to announce that BlowOut has officially become an Xbox Original and can be purchased from the Xbox Live Marketplace. For 1200 Microsoft points and approximately 385MBs, no less...

January 19th 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Word comes by way of Gamerscore Blog that BlowOut will join the ranks of Xbox Originals, as of January 19th, for 1200 ($15). Reaction to the news was swift and sure in the site's comments section, with gems like: "F*ck off with the sh*t we've never heard of. Get some half decent games on the...

January 14th 2009 at 3:26pm 0 Comments
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If you happened to catch a recent Twitter update from Major Nelson, you may have already discovered that BlowOut is the next title headed to Xbox Originals. Supposing this is the first you've heard of it -- Gamerscore Blog just made it official -- we imagine your reaction is much the same as ours w...

January 14th 2009 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Try to contain your excitement while we inform you that today, December 15th, 2008, both Sega Soccer Slam and Raze's Hell have released as Xbox Originals. Today will go down in Xbox Live Marketplace history, because this is the day that these 1200 Microsoft point gems were knighted into the oh so ex...

December 15th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft just revealed that both Sega Soccer Slam and Raze's Hell will be coming to an Xbox Originals near you next Monday, December 15th. And, as is the norm, both games will take up some hard drive giggage and cost you 1200 Microsoft points. For the un-edjumacted, Sega's Sega Soccer Slam was a...

December 10th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Ah, Xbox Originals. Striving to bring you the finest specimens of the original Xbox's back catalog as full downloads for 360. Or, as it turns out, a seemingly random assortment of games that aren't exactly classics.Next Monday, December 15, this league of extraordinarily inconsistent games welcomes...

December 10th 2008 at 1:50pm 0 Comments
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As promised, the classic and wicked cricket Zapper has made its way to the Xbox Live Marketplace as a 1200 Microsoft point Xbox Original title. Blitz Games' 599MB Zapper includes eighteen levels spread across four worlds with one final boss that's oh so intimidatingly named Maggie. Exciting stuff.W...

November 17th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments