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December 11th 2007, 12:34 am PT

Video Marketplace now available in more regions

Earlier today, the Video Marketplace went live in five more Xbox LIVE regions: Canada, UK, Ireland, France and Germany. If you are in one of these regions, be sure head over to the Video Marketplace section of your Xbox 360 dashboard to check out the selection of SD and HD content that is now available on demand.

December 11th 2007 at 12:34 am | Archive | No comments

December 10th 2007, 8:27 pm PT

Time Magazine’s Top 10 Video Games of 2007

Time Magazine has posted ‘50 Top 10 Lists of 2007’ including Lev Grossman’s one on video games. Check out the list and tell me what you think.

I just wish Time would post each list on one page instead of making me click again, and again, and again to step through the entire list just to ring up their advertising page views. Don’t you agree?

 

December 10th 2007 at 8:27 pm | Archive | No comments

December 10th 2007, 3:00 pm PT

This week on Arcade: Arkadian Warriors and GripShift

It’s a two-fer this week: Arkadian Warriors and GripShift will be available on Arcade this Wednesday after 9am GMT/4am ET/1am PT for 800 points each.

December 10th 2007 at 3:00 pm | Archive | No comments

December 9th 2007, 6:00 pm PT

Show #259 The one about the VGAs

This week’s show: 
Show open/close music: A selection from the award winning BioShock soundtrack (available for free from 2K Games. Direct download link)
Co-host : e
We discuss the release of the Dashboard update
Interview: Ken Levine, BioShock DLC (18:53–31:39)
Interview: Geoff Keighly, Behind the scenes at the 2007 Video Game Awards (33:08–1:18:34)
Xbox 101
and more…

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Format:
01:52:00, 32.5 MB, MP3

Link dump (links to a few of the things I mention in this episode):
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/personality/elle/20071130-systemupdate.htm
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemupdates/20071204-features.htm
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/h/halo3/news/20071119-heroicmappack.htm
http://blogs.msdn.com/xboxteam/archive/2007/11/30/december-2007-video-playback-faq.aspx
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/marketplace/bioshock/gamecontent.htm
http://www.joystiq.com/2007/12/08/bioshock-drowns-competition-at-2007-vgas/
http://www.unlockxbox.com/gameIdeas/finalistGameIdeaDetails.aspx?gameId=2143
http://www.cesweb.org/
http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/efx3/home.aspx

December 9th 2007 at 6:00 pm | Archive | No comments

December 9th 2007, 6:00 pm PT

Show #259 (WMA) The one about the VGAs

Note: As of January 1, 2008 I will no longer produce a WMA version of my show.
I will only produce the MP3 version. Please point your subscription to that feed in minimize any interruption.

This week’s show: 
Show open/close music: A selection from the award winning BioShock soundtrack (available for free from 2K Games.)
Co-host : e
We discuss the release of the Dashboard update
Interview: Ken Levine, BioShock DLC (18:53–31:39)
Interview: Geoff Keighly, Behind the scenes at the 2007 Video Game Awards (33:08–1:18:34)
Xbox 101
and more…

Get the blogcast
[RSS] Add the Major Nelson Blogcast feed to your RSS aggregator and have the show delivered automatically (WMA).
[WMA] Download the show 

Format:
01:52:00, 33.4 MB, WMA

Link dump (links to a few of the things I mention in this episode):
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/personality/elle/20071130-systemupdate.htm
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemupdates/20071204-features.htm
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/h/halo3/news/20071119-heroicmappack.htm
http://blogs.msdn.com/xboxteam/archive/2007/11/30/december-2007-video-playback-faq.aspx
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/marketplace/bioshock/gamecontent.htm
http://www.joystiq.com/2007/12/08/bioshock-drowns-competition-at-2007-vgas/
http://www.unlockxbox.com/gameIdeas/finalistGameIdeaDetails.aspx?gameId=2143
http://www.cesweb.org/
http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/efx3/home.aspx

Edit: Removed Direct download to BioShock score

December 9th 2007 at 6:00 pm | Archive | No comments

December 7th 2007, 8:47 pm PT

Forza Motorsport 2: DLC of the day part II (free)

I just landed and noticed that this content went live while I was in transit:

Content: Renault Clio 197
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in India
Dash Text: [ESRB: E (Everyone) GAME EXPERIENCE MAY CHANGE DURING ONLINE PLAY] Get the 2007 Renault Clio Renaultsport 197 for free! This car is also included in the December Car Pack. In-game credits required to purchase this car in career mode. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/.

Content: December Car Pack
Price: 400 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in India
Dash Text: [ESRB: E (Everyone) GAME EXPERIENCE MAY CHANGE DURING ONLINE PLAY] R8 Audi Sport Quattro BMW Motorsport M3 E30 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari FXX Koenigsegg CCGT Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera Pontiac Trans Am SD-455 Porsche 911 GT1 (996) Renault 5 Turbo Renault Clio Renaultsport 197 In-game credits required to purchase these cars in career mode. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

December 7th 2007 at 8:47 pm | Archive | No comments

December 7th 2007, 7:05 am PT

Forza Motorsport 2: Road America Track Pack

Content: Road America Track Pack
Price: 100 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in India
Dash Text: [ESRB: E (Everyone) GAME EXPERIENCE MAY CHANGE DURING ONLINE PLAY] Welcome to Road America, one of the truly world-class circuits in motorsports. This DLC track features 14 technical corners characterized by plenty of elevation changes, high-speed straights and challenging bends. Located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and host to the Champ Car and the American Le Mans series, this is Road America like you’ve never seen it before! There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.
Size: 168.36 MB

December 7th 2007 at 7:05 am | Archive | No comments

December 7th 2007, 12:39 am PT

Thanks to everyone at RIT

After a great day at RIT, I am headed back to Seattle tomorrow. Thanks to everyone that came by to say hello, especially Admiral Bones who completely destroyed me in a game of H3. I am looking forward to getting home to check out the GTA IV trailer in HD, and watching the Spike TV Video Game Awards Sunday night (since I won’t be able to attend this year.) I have time with Geoff Keigly this weekend to record an interview for my show Sunday about the awards (which are being taped Friday night in Vegas.) If you have comments for Geoff about the show or the winners, feel free to share them here and I’ll pass them along (or he’ll just read them for himself.)

December 7th 2007 at 12:39 am | Archive | No comments

December 6th 2007, 6:01 pm PT

Trailer: GTA IV – Trailer 3 "Move up, ladies" (HD)

Content: GTA IV – Trailer 3 “Move up, ladies” (HD)
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in India
Size: 92.12 MB
Dash Text: [ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)] The third official trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV, the next installment in one of the best-selling game series of all time is here. Download this trailer.

December 6th 2007 at 6:01 pm | Archive | No comments

December 6th 2007, 2:37 am PT

Marketplace Roundup for December 5, 2007

I have not posted a round up in a few days, been a bit busy lately I am thinking of doing one post a week on MP content so I can get back to the business of blogging instead of posting Marketplace content posts all the time. What do you guys think of that?


Trailer

Title:

Content: ()
Price: Free
Availability: Japan
Size: 1.18 GB
Dash Text: [CERO: C] 20071119() ()

Content:
Price: Free
Availability: Japan
Size: 94.06 MB
Dash Text: [CERO: C]

Content: ()
Price: Free
Availability: Japan
Size: 542.67 MB
Dash Text: [CERO: C] 20071119()

Title: Switchball

Content: Trailer – Switchball™ (HD)
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in India and Korea
Dash Text: [ESRB: E (Everyone)] Get the ball rolling and watch the trailer now!

In Game Content

Title: A HX

Content: 5100max
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability:  Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] 5100max//54///www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: 185
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability: Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /185//100//www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: 165
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability: Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /165//70//www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: 1132000
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability: Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /1132000//70//www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: 117
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability: Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /117//100///www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: 187500
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability: Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /187500//117//www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: 181
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability:Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /181//100//www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: 3000
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /3000//88///www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: 183
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /183//117//www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: 583
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /583//100///www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: 6500
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /6500//88///www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: 7011000
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /7011000//78//www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: 283
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /283//117//www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: 8000
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /8000//117//www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: EH200
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /EH200//78//www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Content: 7190
Price: 50 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: A] /7190//78//www.xbox.com/live/accounts www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Title: DDR Universe 2

Content: DDR Universe 2 Download song 2 (DL02)
Price: 100 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)] Catch it! by TOTAL SCIENCE There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: DDR Universe 2 Download song 3 (DL03)
Price: 100 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)] DYNAMITE RAVE by NAOKI There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: DDR Universe 2 Download song 4 (DL04)
Price: 100 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)] GRADIUSIC CYBER by TAKA There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: DDR Universe 2 Download song 5 (DL05)
Price: 100 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)] Himawari by Riyu from BeForU There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: DDR Universe 2 Download song 6 (DL06)
Price: 100 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)] jelly kiss by Togo Project feat. Sana There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: DDR Universe 2 Download song 7 (DL07)
Price: 100 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)] Love This Feelin’ (ZONK Remix) by Akira Yamaoka There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: DDR Universe 2 Download song 8 (DL08)
Price: 100 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)] Moment 40 by Moshic There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: DDR Universe 2 Download song 9 (DL09)
Price: 100 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)] Put Your Faith In Me (Saturday Night Mix) by UZI-LAY There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: DDR Universe 2 Download song 10 (DL10)
Price: 100 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)] TOE JAM by Big Idea There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: DDR Universe 2 Download song Mega pack
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)] Save 20% if you buy all 10 Download Songs in one package! There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: DDR Universe 2 Download song 1 (DL01)
Price: 100 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, Mexico, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)] BATTLE BREAKS by DJ TAKAWO There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Gamer Picture

Title: disruptivepublishers.com

Content: Disruptive Art: Santa’s Friends Picture Pack
Price: 100 Microsoft Points
Availability: All regions except India
Dash Text: Show your spirit with this light-hearted picture pack containing a snowman, two red-nosed reindeer, an elf and a gingerbread man. Check out a preview of this and more holiday content at disruptivepublishers.com. © 2007 KnightmanProductions. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: DP Anime: Mrs. Claus & Friends Picture Pack
Price: 100 Microsoft Points
Availability: All regions except India
Dash Text: Santa may get all the publicity, but behind every good man is an even better woman. This picture pack features four images of the lovely Mrs. Claus, plus a happy snowman and a surprised reindeer! Check out a preview of this and more holiday content at disruptivepublishers.com. © 2007 Mizuko (Emma Salamanca). There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Title: Assassin’s Creed

Content: Assassin’s Creed Picture Pack #1
Price: 80 Microsoft Points
Availability: All regions except India
Dash Text: Download this picture pack for one of the most highly anticipated videos games this Holiday. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: Assassin’s Creed Picture Pack #2
Price: 80 Microsoft Points
Availability: All regions except India
Dash Text: Download this picture pack for one of the most highly anticipated videos games this Holiday.. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

December 6th 2007 at 2:37 am | Archive | No comments

December 5th 2007, 3:31 am PT

Xbox Live Video Store Update for Europe and Canada

In case you missed it, the man across the pond (Acey Bongos) has all the details on the Video Store coming to Europe. Meanwhile, our friends to the North can get their update directly from the lovely Jade. 

The main points is that the video store for these regions will be launching on December 11th. Check the appropriate post to find out more details, including what type of content you can expect for your region when it launches.

When I have details on when the Video Store is coming to your region, I’ll let you know. Until then please remember licensing for entertainment content is very tricky,
and everyone is hard at work to bring the Video Store to as many regions as possible. Thanks in advance for your understanding and not filling up the comments with queries about your region.

December 5th 2007 at 3:31 am | Archive | No comments

December 4th 2007, 8:07 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of 11/26

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (UU’s)
1 Halo 3
2 Call of Duty 4
3 Assassin’s Creed
4 Gears of War
5 Guitar Hero III
6 Mass Effect
7 Madden NFL 08
8 MX vs. ATV: Untamed DEMO
9 Guitar Hero II
10 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions)
1 Asteroids & Deluxe
2 Sonic The Hedgehog 2
3 UNO
4 Undertow
5 Bomberman LIVE
6 TMNT 1989 Arcade
7 Worms
8 Geometry Wars Evolved
9 Tetris Splash
10 Street Fighter II’ Hyper Fighting
The arcade list is based on full versions purchased.

Original Xbox Top Live Games
1 Halo 2
2 Battlefield 2: MC
3 Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
4 Counter-Strike
5 Madden NFL 08
6 Call of Duty 3
7 ESPN NFL 2K5
8 Rainbow Six 3
9 Ghost Recon 2
10 Madden NFL 07

These lists are based on global unique users connected to Xbox Live or in the case of Arcade, full versions purchased this week.

December 4th 2007 at 8:07 pm | Archive | No comments

December 4th 2007, 6:51 pm PT

FYI: Free Xbox Live Marketplace content and Silver accounts

Just a reminder that if you have a Silver account, you won’t have access to free content on the the Marketplace (like demos) when they are first posted. That content will be available to Gold level exclusively for one week,  after which Silver members will have access to the free content.

The Fall update has a special message (above) to reflect this as well. If you have a Silver account and you see a piece of content that has a red circle with a slash through it (like the ‘Ryan Industries Plasmids and Gene Tonics’ content above) you’ll have to wait until a week after the content is released to access it.

This is not done to annoy our Silver members—limited time exclusive access to content is just one of the many benefits of having a Gold Xbox Live account.

December 4th 2007 at 6:51 pm | Archive | No comments

December 4th 2007, 3:54 pm PT

Xbox Originals Manuals and Controller layouts (and free themes and picture packs)

If you downloaded an Xbox Original title from Xbox LIVE be sure to check out the pages for each game on Xbox.com. Each games page has a link to a PDF of the games manual, as well as a controller map to tell you what is where:

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (Manual PDF) (Controller Map)

Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge (Manual PDF) (Controller Map)

Fable (Manual PDF) (Controller Map)

Fuzion Frenzy (Manual PDF) (Controller Map)

Halo  (Manual PDF) (Controller Map)

Indigo Prophecy (Manual PDF) (Controller Map)

Psychonauts (Manual PDF) (Controller Map)

Also, (and I have not seen this mentioned anywhere yet) grab the free theme and picture pack that each new Original has available.
The quickest way to find them is by going to the Marketplace blade>Game Store>Xbox Originals then choose a title. From there you can download the free theme or picture pack, as well as purchase the game.

 

December 4th 2007 at 3:54 pm | Archive | No comments

December 4th 2007, 1:57 pm PT

Bioshock: New Plasmids and Tonics (Free)

Content: Ryan Industries Plasmids and Gene Tonics
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Text:[ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD AND GORE,DRUG REFERENCE,INTENSE VIOLENCE,SEXUAL THEMES,STRONG LANGUAGE] Stuck in a rut in Rapture? Has a Big Daddy been beating you down? Need a little more zing to your arsenal? Download these Gene Tonics and Plasmids and get your step back. Splice with Sonic Boom, EVE Saver, Vending Expert, and Machine buster today!

December 4th 2007 at 1:57 pm | Archive | No comments

December 4th 2007, 8:15 am PT

Demo: Culdcept SAGA

Content: Culdcept SAGA Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Canada and United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD FANTASY VIOLENCE,MILD LANGUAGE,PARTIAL NUDITY,SUGGESTIVE THEMES] In Culdcept SAGA assume the role of a young hero who can control mystical creatures that live within powerful cards. As a war ravages the countryside, it is up to you to bring peace back to the land. With powerful enemies, you must test your skills in a battle of wits at every roll of the die. In this demo, conquer the first map and battle up to three of your friends. Will you roll the six you need to pass enemy territory safely? Roll the die and find out. Make sure to strategically use your cards, too, as a well managed book of cards can get you out of many dangerous situations. Culdcept SAGA combines the luck of a board game with the strategy of a trading card game. Test your skills today!
Size: 620.21 MB

December 4th 2007 at 8:15 am | Archive | No comments

December 4th 2007, 8:03 am PT

Xbox 360 Dash update is now available

I am happy to announce that the latest dashboard update has now been officially released and is in process of being rolled out across the LIVE service. For many of you, the next time you sign in to Xbox LIVE, you will be prompted to receive the update. A couple of things to keep in mind over the next few hours as the update is deployed:


  • Youll be prompted to accept the update when you sign into Xbox Live sometime in the next few hours. You will only receive the prompt for the update upon sign in. You wont get it in middle of a game.
  • Regardless of what you have heard, it’s not geographically based. No one area of the world will get it before another. 
  • If you log out and then back in again, this wont force the updateit will only anger people on your friends list who will see you sign in, then out, then in, then out
  • Be patient, everyone will eventually receive the update

This article on Xbox.com outlines the major features.


Once you download the update and have had some time to play around with the new features, which one is your favorite?

December 4th 2007 at 8:03 am | Archive | No comments

December 4th 2007, 7:02 am PT

Rock Band Content (Black Sabbath)

Content: Black Sabbath Pack 01
Price: 440 Points
Availability: United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this game song track pack, which includes: “N.I.B.,” “Sweet Leaf,” and “War Pigs,” which are covers of songs made famous by Black Sabbath. PLEASE NOTE: this game song track includes three song game tracks at a discounted rate over individual purchases. Many Rock Band songs are available as both a multipack and as a single track. These songs are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “N.I.B.”*
Price: 160 Points
Availability: United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track. *”N.I.B.” is a cover version of a song made famous by Black Sabbath. PLEASE NOTE: Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content:
“Sweet Leaf”*
Price: 160 Points
Availability: United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track. *”Sweet Leaf” is a cover version of a song made famous by Black Sabbath. PLEASE NOTE: Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “War Pigs”*
Price: 160 Points
Availability: United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track. *”War Pigs” is a cover version of a song made famous by Black Sabbath. PLEASE NOTE: Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

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December 3rd 2007, 3:11 pm PT

This week on Arcade: Arcade Hits

The Arcade Hit program (permanent price reduction on some Arcade titles) launches on Tuesday this week. The first titles out of the gate are:

  • Bankshot Billiards 2″ (PixelStorm). “Bankshot Billiards 2″ improves on the original with nine game styles: classic 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Cutthroat, Euro 8-Ball, 14.1 Continuous, 3-Ball, Trick Shots, Time Trial and Golf. The game will be available for 800 Microsoft Points.

  • Lumines LIVE!” (Q Entertainment Inc.). “Lumines LIVE!” is a deep and entertaining game experience, enhanced with vibrant music and newly designed skins that players can custom-select in Skin Edit mode. The game will be available for 800 Microsoft Points.
  • Marble Blast Ultra” (Garage Games). In “Marble Blast Ultra,” players compete against each other by navigating marbles through moving platforms and dangerous hazards, while collecting rare gems and power-up enhancements, in an effort to complete each course in record time. The game is available for 400 Microsoft Points.

  • Small Arms” (Gastronaut Studios). Easy to pick up but hard to put down, “Small Arms” is a frantic multiplayer action game with the feel of an arcade shooter. The game is available at 400 Microsoft Points.
  • Zuma Deluxe” (Oberon Media). Gamers can explore more than 20 realms in Adventure mode and put their skills to the test in this fast-paced puzzle game. The game is available at 400 Microsoft Points.

 Edit: Yes, this is the Arcade ‘release’ this week. There is no game release on Wednesday.

December 3rd 2007 at 3:11 pm | Archive | No comments

December 3rd 2007, 6:43 am PT

Reminder: Update your Friends of Friends setting

Tomorrow’s dashboard update will bring the ‘Friends of Friends’ feature to your Xbox 360’s friends list. This is a friendly reminder that if want to change the default settings of ‘Everyone’ (where anyone can see who is on your Xbox LIVE Friends list) then please take this time to visit Xbox.com to change the setting. If you want to keep the default, then you can just sit back and relax and wait for the update to hit tomorrow morning. After the update, you can change this setting as needed in your console or on Xbox.com.

December 3rd 2007 at 6:43 am | Archive | No comments

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