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Microsoft bars Machinarium from XBLA

Apr 12, 2010, 13:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Cottee)

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"In a surprise move, Microsoft has rejected the critically-acclaimed adventure game Machinarium, thus denying Xbox 360 owners the chance to download it via the Xbox LIVE Arcade. Czech developer Amanita Design has stated that the rejection had nothing to do with the quality of the atmospheric point-and-click mystery game. Rather, Microsoft was fearful that Mac and Linux users would drain away precious sales.

" "Microsoft just refused Machinarium for XBLA after a half year of talking with them. They like the game and know it would be very successful on their platform, but they don't want to support games which aren't Microsoft exclusive"

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