Summer of Arcade goes live on YouTube

A series of special live shows starts airing on YouTube today to celebrate the yearly Xbox Live event known as the Summer of Arcade.

Everybody who has an Xbox 360 should know what Summer of Arcade is by now. The yearly promo pumps fresh late Summer blood into the 360’s Xbox Live Arcade download platform by way of a quartet of beand new game downloads. Some year’s the Summer of Arcade has actually been one of the biggest highlights of the year offering some truly outstanding games.

This Summer’s game releases are already in full swing and look a little something like this:

  • Brothers: a Tale of two Sons – available now for 1,200 Points – Guide two brothers on an epic journey. Control both at once with each thumb stick in co-op play like never before. Explore puzzles, varied locations and fight boss battles.
  • Charlie Murder – available now for 800 Points – Fallen punk rock idols Charlie Murder must face off against rival death metal band Gore Quaffer and their army of the damned in an RPG brawler hybrid inspired by coin-op beat ‘em ups and dungeon crawlers.
  • Flashback – launches August 21st for 800 Points – Conrad B. Hart of the G.B.I. is re-enlisted for the return of an acclaimed gaming franchise. Uncover an alien conspiracy, getting through complex & deadly environments.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – launches August 28th for 1,200 Points – TMNT: Out of the Shadows returns to how it all began. Become the four turtles fighting to save New York City from mutants, the Foot & Shredder.
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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons launched on Live last Wednesday and Charlie Murder launched this afternoon, bringing the first of a series of special YouTube videos with it. The good folks at Xbox reached out to us with the first of the videos, all of which will air on YouTube every Wednesday at 3pm PST for the remainder of August, and are hosted by Lisa Foiles. The weekly shows will focus on the new Summer of Arcade-branded release for the week (with this week’s show centering on the cheerfully named Charlie Murder) and will guest star YouTube gaming luminaries JesseCox, Raychul Moore and GameGrumps.

For more info on the Summer of Arcade and the massive pair of releases that are left after this week, click here. And if you’d like to check out the show, which is actually really funny, go ahead and click right here.

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