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December 9th 2008, 5:06 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of December 1st (Now with Community Games)

Due to popular demand from the XNA Community, I am now including the Top Community Games in my weekly lists. Like the Arcade list, the Community Games list is based on full versions sold.

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)
1    Halo 3
2    CoD: World at War
3    Gears of War 2
4    Call of Duty 4
5    GTA IV
6    Left 4 Dead
7    Madden NFL 09
8    Fable II
9    Fallout 3
10   FIFA 09

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)
1    Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
2    Banjo-Kazooie
3    A Kingdom for Keflings
4    UNO
5    Castle Crashers
6    Worms
7    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
8    Aegis Wing
9    Bomberman Live
10   Portal: Still Alive

The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.

Original Xbox Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)
1    Halo 2
2    Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
3    Fable
4    Counter-Strike
5    Conker: Live Reloaded
6    Battlefield 2: MC
7    Call of Duty 3
8    Doom 3
9    Splinter Cell Chaos
10   Street Fighter Anniv.

Top Community Games NEW! (Full Versions purchased)
1    Word Soup
2    Golden Royal Balckjack
3    Weapon of Choice
4    Colosseum
5    ZSX4 Guitarpocalypse
6    Sin(Surfing)
7    In the Pit
8    Head Banger
9    Snake360
10   Swords and Monsters

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

December 9th 2008 at 5:06 pm | Archive | No comments

December 9th 2008, 9:34 am PT

Deals of the Week are now on sale

The following deals of the week are are now on sale:

 

DLC Original Price Sale Price Discount Regions
THE IDOLM@STER Live For You! Song 1200 pts 900 pts 25% Japan
Guitar Hero Foo Fighters Track Pack 500 pts 375 pts 25% Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan
Rock Band: The Colour and the Shape Album 1600 pts 1200 pts 25% All other Xbox LIVE Regions

 

Click the title to purchase and add to your Xbox 360 download queue

Edit: The lower prices have not kicked in yet. I am working on getting that fixed. 

Update: The lower prices are now available. You must be signed in as a Gold Member to see the lower prices.

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December 9th 2008, 6:05 am PT

Rock Band: No Doubt (The Singles Collection)


Content:
The Singles 19922003 (Album)
Price: 1600 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this game album: The Singles 19922003 (Album). This includes thirteen tracks: all of the songs from the No Doubt album The Singles 19922003, except “Trapped in a Box” and “New”. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. This song game track pack includes 13 song game tracks at a discounted rate over individual purchases. Many Rock Band songs are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These songs are exactly the same (unless expressly noted). 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: “Ex-Girlfriend”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Ex-Girlfriend”–No Doubt. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Just a Girl”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in India or Asia
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Just a Girl”–No Doubt. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Don’t Speak”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Don’t Speak”–No Doubt. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Simple Kind of Life”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Simple Kind of Life”–No Doubt. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Spiderwebs”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Spiderwebs”–No Doubt. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Running”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Running”–No Doubt. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Excuse Me Mr.”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Excuse Me Mr.”–No Doubt. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Underneath It All
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Underneath It All”–No Doubt. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Hella Good”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Hella Good”–No Doubt. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Sunday Morning”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Sunday Morning”–No Doubt. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Bathwater”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Bathwater”–No Doubt. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Hey Baby”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Hey Baby”–No Doubt. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “It’s My Life”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “It’s My Life”–No Doubt. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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

Click song title to purchase and add to your Xbox 360 download queue

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December 8th 2008, 9:05 pm PT

Demo: Sonic Unleashed Demo

Content: Sonic Unleashed Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Japan
Dash Text: [ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+) ANIMATED BLOOD,FANTASY VIOLENCE] Sonic’s on a worldwide adventure as speed is re-imagined! Powered by the Hedgehog Engine, Sonic Unleashed merges classic Sonic gameplay with next-gen innovation. Explore the first location of this all-new adventure in the Sonic Unleashed Demo, reaching speeds that you’ve never seen before!

Add this to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

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December 8th 2008, 8:34 pm PT

This weeks Deal: Rock Band Foo Fighters Album

Normally priced at 1600 points, the Rock Band DLC The Colour and the Shape Album from the Foo Fighters will be available for 1200 points starting tomorrow. Since this content is not available in Japan, our friends there will have The IDOLM@STER Live For You! Song, normally priced at 1200 points, available for 900 points. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan, the deal o the week will come in the form of the Foo Fighters Pack for Guitar Hero III. Normally priced at 500 points, it will be available for 375 Points.

Dont want to read the whole block of text above? Here is the information in an easy to digest table:

DLC Original Price Sale Price Discount Regions
THE IDOLM@STER Live For You! Song 1200 pts 900 pts 25% Japan
Guitar Hero Foo Fighters Track Pack 500 pts 375 pts 25% Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan
Rock Band: The Colour and the Shape Album 1600 pts 1200 pts 25% All other Xbox LIVE Regions

In case you missed the memo on the Holiday Deal of the Week promotion is going on all month here is how it works.

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December 8th 2008, 3:28 pm PT

This week on Arcade: PowerUp Forever and Meteos Wars

PowerUp Forever and Meteos Wars will be available this Wednesday for 800 points each.

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December 8th 2008, 12:23 am PT

Show #301: Phil Spencer, Keiichi Yano, Jerry Johnson and Seth Killian

This week’s show:
Co-host : e
Interview: Phil Spencer, General Manager of Microsoft Game Studios (15:06–30:44)
Interview: Keiichi Yano, Lips (30:46–1:04:33)
Interview: Jerry Johnson,GM Xbox Europe (1:04:35–1:19:22)
Interview: Seth Killian, Capcom  (1:19:24–1:37:57)
Name the Game
Much more…

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Format:
02:14:07, 61.4 MB, (MP3)

Link dump (some of the things mentioned in this episode:
http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/profile.aspx?pp=0&GamerTag=P3
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Game_Studios
http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/profile.aspx?pp=0&GamerTag=Defender90
http://marketplace.xbox.com/games/offers/00000000-0000-4000-8000-0000584108A4?cid=MajorNelson&partner=MajorNelson
http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/profile.aspx?pp=0&GamerTag=clothhand
http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Fighter-IV-FightStick/dp/B001M22VCU/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1228607500&sr=8-3
http://www.childsplaycharity.org/
http://www.spike.com/event/vga

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December 5th 2008, 6:02 am PT

Demo: BIOHAZARD (Japan only)

Content:
Price: Free
Availability: Only in Japan
Dash Text: [CERO: D]

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December 5th 2008, 6:00 am PT

Lips: Holiday Music

Content: “Blue Christmas”
Price: 180 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in India, Japan or Korea
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD CARTOON VIOLENCE,MILD LYRICS,SUGGESTIVE THEMES,USE OF TOBACCO] Purchase this Premium Song to add “Blue Christmas” as performed by Elvis Presley to your Lips library. You’ll get the song’s track, chart, and lyrics. A Lips game disc is required to play this downloadable content. Once your purchase is complete, go to Get Music in the game, and then add this song to your library. Visit lips.com to check out all the songs you can get, song credits, news, and join the Lips community. (Note: No original video is available with this Premium Song offering.) There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “The Dreidel Song”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in India, Japan or Korea
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD CARTOON VIOLENCE,MILD LYRICS,SUGGESTIVE THEMES,USE OF TOBACCO] Purchase this Premium Song to add “The Dreidel Song” as performed by Sister Hazel to your Lips library. You’ll get the song’s track, chart, and lyrics. A Lips game disc is required to play this downloadable content. Once your purchase is complete, go to Get Music in the game, and then add this song to your library. Visit lips.com to check out all the songs you can get, song credits, news, and join the Lips community. (Note: No original video is available with this Premium Song offering.) There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”
Availability: Not available in India, Japan or Korea
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD CARTOON VIOLENCE,MILD LYRICS,SUGGESTIVE THEMES,USE OF TOBACCO] Purchase this Premium Song to add “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” as performed by Andy Williams to your Lips library. You’ll get the song’s track, chart, and lyrics. A Lips game disc is required to play this downloadable content. Once your purchase is complete, go to Get Music in the game, and then add this song to your library. Visit lips.com to check out all the songs you can get, song credits, news, and join the Lips community. (Note: No original video is available with this Premium Song offering.) There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Click here to add one or more these downloads to your queue

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December 4th 2008, 3:28 pm PT

Xbox LIVE ‘Friendship is Free’ program

This month, Xbox LIVE kicks off the Friendship is Free program. Over the course of this month, multiplayer will be available for all Xbox LIVE members for eight Xbox LIVE Arcade games. The Xbox LIVE Arcade team will open up the multiplayer functionality for A Kingdom for Keflings, Aegis Wing, Bomberman Live, Hardwood Hearts, Hardwood Spades, UNO, Small Arms and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.  So round up your silver friends and get some free play on.

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December 4th 2008, 3:02 pm PT

Guitar Hero World Tour: The Smashing Pumpkins

Content: “G.L.O.W.” by The Smashing Pumpkins
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “G.L.O.W.” by The Smashing Pumpkins downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “The Everlasting Gaze” by The Smashing Pumpkins
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “The Everlasting Gaze” by The Smashing Pumpkins downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “1979″ by The Smashing Pumpkins
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “1979″ by The Smashing Pumpkins downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as a part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: The Smashing Pumpkins Track Pack
Price: 440 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “G.L.O.W.”, “1979″, and “The Everlasting Gaze” by The Smashing Pumpkins. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Click here to add these one (or more) of these items to your Xbox 360 download queue

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December 4th 2008, 2:52 am PT

The winter collection is now available for your avatar

The next time you sign in to Xbox LIVE, be sure to check out the new winter items just released for your avatar. All of the items are completely free, so try them all on for JUST the right look.

Tip: It is easy to tell what is new when you are in the avatar editor, just look for the gold star. Any item of clothing with a gold star is new since your last sign in.

 

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December 3rd 2008, 3:06 pm PT

Mirror’s Edge 2D (Flash Game)

If you are a fan of Mirror’s Edge, check out Mirror’s Edge 2D. It’s an officially sanctioned 2D Flash version of the game that is currently in Beta over at Borne Games. If you are sitting at your computer and having Parkour day dreams, this may provide a bit of distraction today.

 

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December 3rd 2008, 8:03 am PT

Arcade: Banjo-Kazooie

Content: Banjo-Kazooie
Price: 1200 points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: E (EVERYONE)] HD (High Definition). The bear and bird’s first ever outing available in full. Loads of rollicking fun to be had here and with the legendary Stop N Swop feature reinstated. You’ll never look the same again at a jigsaw. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Add this to your Xbox 360 download queue

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December 2nd 2008, 7:48 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of November 24th

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)
1    Halo 3
2    Gears of War 2
3    CoD: World at War
4    Call of Duty 4
5    GTA IV
6    Fable II
7    Left 4 Dead
8    Madden NFL 09
9    Fallout 3
10   FIFA 09

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)
1    Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
2    A Kingdom for Keflings
3    UNO
4    Castle Crashers
5    Worms
6    Portal: Still Alive
7    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
8    Aegis Wing
9    Bomberman Live
10   Assault Heroes

The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.

Original Xbox Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)
1    Halo 2
2    Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
3    Fable
4    Counter-Strike
5    Call of Duty 3
6    Battlefield 2: MC
7    Conker: Live Reloaded
8    Street Fighter Anniv.
9    Star Wars: Battlefront
10   Splinter Cell Chaos

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

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December 2nd 2008, 1:23 pm PT

Deal of the week: Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack

Content: Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack
Price: 600 Points now 400 points as part of the Holiday Deal of the Week
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD AND GORE,MILD LANGUAGE,VIOLENCE] The Legendary Map Pack blends old and new. Ghost Town’s asymmetrical mix of confined spaces and long lines of fire makes for frenetic games. Avalanche re-imagines the original Halo classic, Sidewinder, with new features, tweaked vehicles and massive outdoor spaces. Significant changes bring big improvements to the map, yet its contours and cliffs should provide a welcome sense of familiarity. Blackout, on the other hand, is the purest remake to date – all time favorite Lockout gets a graphical overhaul, but retains its challenging mix of ramps, platforms, tunnels and hallways. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Add this to your download queue

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December 2nd 2008, 1:03 pm PT

Rock Band: Various Tracks (and one free)

Content: “Are You Dead Yet?”
Price: 80 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Are You Dead Yet?”–Children of Bodom. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Tutto Possibile”
Price: 80 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Tutto Possibile”–Finley. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Hay Poco Rock & Roll”
Price: 80 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Hay Poco Rock & Roll”–Platero y T. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Tempted”
Price: 80 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Tempted”–Squeeze. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Ready, Set, Go!”
Price: 80 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Ready, Set, Go!”–Tokio Hotel. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Real World”
Price: 80 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Real World”–All-American Rejects. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “I Don’t Want to Go to School”
Price: 80 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “I Don’t Want to Go to School”–The Naked Brothers Band. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Body I Occupy”
Price: 80 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Body I Occupy”–The Naked Brothers Band. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

Content: “Headphones On” Click here to add to your download queue.
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Headphones On”–Miranda Cosgrove. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. 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.

December 2nd 2008 at 1:03 pm | Archive | No comments

December 1st 2008, 6:05 pm PT

Xbox LIVE Marketplace Holiday Deal of the Week

Clip art to represent presents :)

 

On the heels of the highly successful Black Friday sale for US Members, I am happy to announce the Marketplace ‘Holiday Deal Of The Week’ which will run through Christmas. 

The program kicks off tomorrow with a deal on the Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack. Originally priced at 600 points, it will go on sale tomorrow for 400 points for Gold Members in ALL Xbox LIVE regions. That is a savings of 33% (200 points.)
The special pricing will be available after 0900 PT for one week.

Here are some details around the program:
The special deal pricing is available for Gold Members only
Deal of week is a program for all Xbox LIVE regions.
I’ll announce a new deal on Monday, which will go on sale the following day for one week.

December 1st 2008 at 6:05 pm | Archive | No comments

December 1st 2008, 5:12 pm PT

This week on Arcade: Original Banjo-Kazooie

The Original “Banjo-Kazooie” will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday for 1200 points.

December 1st 2008 at 5:12 pm | Archive | No comments

November 27th 2008, 3:42 pm PT

Demo: C&C Red Alert 3

Content: C&C Red Alert 3 Demo
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) VIOLENCE] Red Alert has arrived on Xbox 360! Battle alongside your friends and Hollywood stars as the bestselling series of the C&C franchise makes its 360 debut. Wage war solo or co-op on Xbox Live on land, sea, and air for control of the world with 3 epic factions! RA3 features the fastest & most precise RTS controls to date on console-plus the biggest Hollywood cast ever in gaming, not to mention War Bears, psychedelic Japanese schoolgirls and dozens of other units! This SP demo features the game’s cinematic opening, 1 campaign mission from both the Soviet and Allied campaigns, and an interactive tutorial. RA3 game features 3 campaigns (solo or co-op online), a skirmish mode against 9 formidable commanders, and multiplayer over Xbox LIVE.

Add this to your download queue

Edit: Fixed links to work in all regions.

November 27th 2008 at 3:42 pm | Archive | No comments

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