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Top Xbox Live Games of 2006

Here are the top games for 2006, based on Xbox Live connectivity.
The following rankings are based on data collected from 1/1/06 12/29/06:

  2006 Top Xbox 360 Titles (UU’s)
1 Gears of War
2 Hexic HD
3 Call of Duty 2
4 Ghost Recon 3
5 Oblivion
6 PGR3
7 Perfect Dark Zero
8 Call Of Duty 3
10 EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3
11 Saints Row
12 Geometry Wars Evolved
14 Texas Hold ’em
15 Madden NFL 07
17 Need for Speed Most Wanted
18 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
20 Splinter Cell Double Agent
  2006 Top Arcade Titles (Purchased)
2 Street Fighter II’ Hyper Fighting
3 Geometry Wars Evolved
4 Marble Blast Ultra
7 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
9 Gauntlet
10 Frogger
11 Bankshot Billiards 2
12 SmashTV
13 Contra
14 Zuma
15 Texas Hold ’em
16 Bejeweled 2
17 Feeding Frenzy
18 Small Arms
19 Cloning Clyde
  2006 Top Original Xbox Titles
1 Halo 2
2 Battlefield 2: MC
3 Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
4 Madden NFL 2006
5 Counter-Strike
6 Splinter Cell Chaos
7 Forza Motorsport
8 Call of Duty 2
9 Ghost Recon 2
10 PGR 2
11 Rainbow Six 3
12 NFS Most Wanted
13 Ghost Recon 2: SS
14 Rainbow Six 3 BA
15 Ghost Recon AW
16 Far Cry Instincts
17 Madden NFL 07
18 Conker: Live Reloaded
19 Tony Hawk Am Wasteland
20 RS 4: Lockdown

Remember, UU’s is the number of Gamertags that have played a game. In the case of Arcade titles, that list is ranked by purchased games. That is why the Arcade titles may be ranked out of order on the top list. Some Arcade titles may be purchased by one Gamertag, but played by multiple Gamertags.

Pictures: FIFA 07

Name: England Premiership Picture Pack
Price: 200 Points
NOT Available in: Mexico
Dash Details: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, Everton, Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Portsmouth, Reading, Sheffield United, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Ham United, Wigan Athletic.

Name: France Ligue 1 Orange Picture Pack
Price: 200 Points
NOT Available in: Mexico
Dash Details: AJ Auxerre, AS Monaco, AS Nancy-Lorraine, AS Saint-Etienne, CS Sedan-Ardennes, ES Troyes AC, FC Lorient, FC Nantes-Atlantique, FC Sochaux, Girondins Bordeaux, Le Mans UC 72, LOSC Lille Mtropole, OGC Nice, Olympique de Marseille, Olympique Lyonnais, Paris Saint-Germain, Racing Club de Lens, Stade Rennais FC, Toulouse FC, Valenciennes Anzin FC.

Name: Germany 1. Bundesliga Picture Pack
Price: 200 Points
NOT Available in: Mexico
Dash Details: 1. FC Nrnberg, 1. FSV Mainz 05, Alemannia Aachen, Arminia Bielefeld, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Bayern Mnchen, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia M’gladbach, Eintracht Frankfurt, Energie Cottbus, FC Schalke 04, Hamburger SV, Hannover 96, Hertha BSC, VfB Stuttgart, VfL Bochum, VfL Wolfsburg, Werder Bremen

Name: Mexico Primera Division Picture Pack
Price: 200 Points
NOT Available in: Mexico
Dash Details: Amrica, Atlante, Atlas, Cruz Azul, Guadalajara, Jaguares de Chiapas, Monarcas Morelia, Monterrey, Necaxa, Pachuca, Quertaro, San Luis, Santos Laguna, Tiburones Veracruz, Tigres U.A.N.L., Toluca, U.A.G., U.N.A.M.

Name: Spain Primera Division Picture Pack
Price: 200 Points
NOT Available in: Mexico
Dash Details: Athletic Club de Bilbao, Atltico de Madrid, Club Atltico Osasuna, FC Barcelona, Getafe CF, Levante UD, Nstic de Tarragona, Racing de Santander, RC Celta de Vigo, RC Deportivo, RC Recreativo, RCD Espanyol, RCD Mallorca, Real Betis Balompi, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Real Zaragoza, Sevilla FC, Valencia CF, Villarreal CF.

Yes, I see the irony that the Mexico Primera Division pack is not available in Mexcio.

Yup…we know

If youre having some issues connecting to Xbox Live, or getting into a game (matchmaking) the operations team is aware of the issues and are working on it.

I just heard from the Ops team…and we are all set now. They are debriefing now…so I’ll see if I can get anything out of e to share on my show this week.

Video Marketplace Top Downloads

I have received quite a bit of email me asking to post the top downloads on the Video Marketplace (in addition to the Xbox Live activity list I post each week.) Here are the top 10 TV and Movie downloads between Dec. 11 and Dec 17th.

Top 10 movie downloads:
1. Mission Impossible III – SD only
2. Nacho Libre – SD only
3. V for Vendetta – HD Available
4. Poseidon – HD Available
5. Swordfish – HD Available
6. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – SD only
7. ATL – HD Available
8. The Lake House – SD only
9. Clockwork Orange, A – SD only
10. Clash of the Titans – SD only

Top 10 TV episodes:
1. South Park – SD only
2. Enterprise – HD Available
3. UFC – HD Available
4. Chappelle’s Show: Uncensored – SD only
5. Jericho – HD Available
6. The State – SD only
7. Avatar: The Last Airbender – SD only
8. Robot Chicken – SD only
9. Drawn Together – SD only
10. The Venture Bros. – SD only

Edit: Added SD/HD versions

Arcade: New Rally-X

Name: New Rally-X
Price: 400 Points
NOT Available in: Korea
Dash Details: Single Player, HD (High Definition). Collect all the flags while avoiding enemy cars! With new features such as the Lucky Flag, which awards you points depending on your remaining fuel. Collect the Special Flag to double the points of all remaining flags! NEW RALLY-X, the sequel to RALLY-X, was released in 1981. It featured new courses and adjustments to the enemy cars, improving the overall game balance, as well as new graphics and BGM!

This is an update to the arcade classic