Microsoft's virtual space, Game Room, for hanging out and gaming has gone live for both Xbox 360 and Games for Windows. The early morning Game Room launch is fraught with tech issues.

After downloading the two game packets in Xbox Live's Marketplace, Game Room is not loading properly. When players attempt to load games on the Xbox 360 version, Game Room's loading screen hangs on the Xbox 360 version.

The Games for Windows version of Game Room is likewise broken. Attempts to install Game Room produced an error message that read, "Install of item failed".


When working properly, Game Room offers players the chance to check out classic retro titles from the 1970s and 1980s from game companies like Atari, Konami and Intellivision.

For the equivalent of US$.50 players can play a game once or purchase the title for the equivalent of $3 for either the PC or Xbox 360. For $5, players can purchase it for both.


Game Room will feature "over 1,000" classic arcade games.


Update: The Game Room is now up. Check out our video tour here.