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Content: Combustible Multiplayer Map Pack
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except Germany and Japan
Dash Text: [ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD AND GORE,INTENSE VIOLENCE,STRONG LANGUAGE] Explosive action takes center stage in these three new Gears 2 multiplayer maps: Flood, Gold Rush, and Fuel Station. Flood features a rising flow of Imulsion that drives the fight into close quarters. Infiltrate an Imulsion factory in Gold Rush, where multiple levels and volatile materials guarantee memorable encounters. Fuel Station delivers a dangerous battle around an abandoned refueling facility. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Purchase the Map Pack and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

Be sure to download the free trailer preview:

Content: Combustible Map Pack Trailer
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except Germany and Japan
Dash Text: [ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD AND GORE,INTENSE VIOLENCE,STRONG LANGUAGE] Explosive action takes center stage in the Gears of War 2 Combustible Map Pack. Discover the three new maps, Flood, Gold Rush, and Fuel Station, in this trailer narrated by Augustus Cole.

Edit: Cleaned up formatting

 

This week’s show:
Co-host : e
Interview: Will Wheaton (16:11–50:06)
Interview: Carmine Bonanno, Turtle Beach (50:07–1:03:38)
Interview: Geoff Keighley, Spike Video Game Awards (1:03:39–1:20:45)
Name the Game
Much more…

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01:57:25, 53.7 MB, (MP3)

Link dump (some of the things mentioned in this episode:
http://www.childsplaycharity.org/
http://www.geekchichq.com/Co.%20Store/Sultan/Sultan.html
http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/
http://www.turtlebeach.com/
http://www.spike.com/event/vga
http://majornelson.com/chat.aspx 

e’s equipment list:

Case:  Antec Fusion Remote Max (http://www.antec.com/usa/productDetails.php?lan=us&id=15727)
Power Supply:  Corsair 520HX (http://www.corsair.com/products/hx/default.aspx)
Motherboard:  Asus P5Q3 (http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=709&l4=0&model=2563&modelmenu=1)
CPU:  Intel Q9400 (http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLB6B)
CPU Fan/Heatsink:  Zalman 9700 NT (http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=165)
RAM:  4GB Patriot Viper DDR3 (http://www.patriotmem.com/products/detailp.jsp?prodline=5&catid=19&prodgroupid=85&id=724&type=1)
Hard Drive:  1TB Western Digital Caviar Black (http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=488)
Video Card:  Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512MB (http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/products/products_overview.php?gpid=244&grp=3)

Lips: Christmas and Hanukkah DLC

Content: “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”
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 “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” as performed by Gene Autry 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 http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”
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 “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” as performed by Brenda Lee 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 http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “A Holly Jolly Christmas”
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 “A Holly Jolly Christmas” as performed by Burl Ives 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 http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Hanukkah Blessings”
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 song, chart, and lyrics for “Hanukkah Blessings” as performed by Barenaked Ladies to your Lips library. The Lips game disc is required to play this content. Once your purchase is complete, go to Get Music in the Lips game to add this song to your library. Be sure to check out lips.com to browse all the awesome songs for purchase, see song credits, get gameplay tips, and more. (Note: No original video is available with this Premium Song offering.) There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)”
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 “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)” as performed by Nat King Cole 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.)

Content: “Santa Baby”
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 “Santa Baby” as performed by Kylie Minogue 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 http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “White 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 “White Christmas” as performed by Bing Crosby 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 a song title to add to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Earlier this week, we delivered the free Holiday Theme for Xbox LIVE members, If you missed go ahead and grab it but keep an eye out for the Xbox LIVE Holiday Snow Globe, which has just released in many regions. When you launch the snow globe, it will automatically populate with your friends avatars. You can shake the globe with A or press X to stir in another random set of friends. You don’t have to download it, it will just appear in the Spotlight channel* when you are connected to Xbox LIVE. With Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa just around the corner, this will give you a chance to enjoy a little Holiday spirit with your Xbox LIVE friends in very NXE way.


 *When it will appear in each region is up to your local Xbox LIVE programming team.

 

Content: Escalation Expansion Pack
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) ALCOHOL REFERENCE,BLOOD,LANGUAGE,SUGGESTIVE THEMES,TOBACCO REFERENCE,VIOLENCE,GAME EXPERIENCE MAY CHANGE DURING ONLINE PLAY] 4 exclusive missions on all new battlefields playable in skirmish mode, 3 exclusive unit upgrades and an extra set of achievements to expand your experience with Tom Clancy’s EndWar™. New missions includes the siege of a firebase in Kursk (Ukraine), the assault on Devon beach (England), the raid on Rota naval base (Spain) and the conquest of Dorsey Knob (USA, West Virginia). There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Content:
“You Know You’re Right” by Nirvana
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “You Know You’re Right” by Nirvana 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 http://www.guitarhero.com There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Sliver” by Nirvana
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “Sliver” by Nirvana 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 http://www.guitarhero.com There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Negative Creep” by Nirvana
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “Negative Creep” by Nirvana 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 http://www.guitarhero.com There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: Nirvana 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 “You Know You’re Right”, “Negative Creep”, and “Sliver” by Nirvana. 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 http://www.guitarhero.com There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Mama Mae” by Negrita
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “Mama Mae” by Negrita 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 http://www.guitarhero.com There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: European Track Pack 01
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 “Mama Mae” by Negrita, “54 74 90 2010″ by Sportfreunde Stiller, and “Dis Moi” by BBBrunes. 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 http://www.guitarhero.com There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “54 74 90 2010″ by Sportfreunde Stiller
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “54 74 90 2010″ by Sportfreunde Stiller 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 http://www.guitarhero.com There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Dis Moi” by BBBrunes
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “Dis Moi” by BBBrunes 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 http://www.guitarhero.com There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.