Destination: Arcade Beta Ends

By Rebecca Smith, 8 years ago
Most of you remember the games that were released during the 2010 Summer of Arcade, mainly because the majority of them have been on sale during the "Countdown to 2011" daily deals. Yet, how many of you remember the free US only application, Destination: Arcade, that also kicked off the Summer of Arcade? It allowed you to peruse the Arcade Games section of the Games Marketplace in a new browser, sparking rumours that this could be a taste of the new-look dashboard that would appear with the release of Kinect.

Well, if you were like me, you probably downloaded Destination: Arcade, played with it until you unlocked your free avatar hoodie and dragon pet, and then never touched it again. However, for those of you who did still use the browser, it appears that the beta phase has come to an end. On opening the application, you will be greeted with an 816 Kb update. After this has installed, you will be taken to a page with the Destination: Arcade logo, and this message: "Thank you for participating in the Destination: Arcade Beta! Press A to return to the Xbox Dashboard." It doesn't matter which buttons you try to press, the only ones that actually work are A and B. Both have the same result; you are returned to the Xbox Dashboard as the browser is no longer functioning.

Don't worry though, the avatar awards will continue to function as long as you do not delete the application from your hard drive. Some people have been reporting problems with the avatar awards after they have deleted the application from their hard drive, so if you are particularly attached to your dragon and hoodie, it is best to play safe and keep hold of the browser.
Credit for this story goes to Ethan Centaurai
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.