April 27th 2009 10:03 am PT

This weeks Deal: The NBA LIVE 09: NBA Live 365 Subscription

The NBA Playoffs are now in progress, and if you are a basketball fan, you’ll want to take a look at the latest deal now available. The NBA LIVE 09: NBA Live 365 Subscription normally 800 points is now available for Xbox LIVE Gold Members for 560 points, a savings of 30%.

Add the NBA LIVE 09: NBA Live 365 Subscription to your Xbox 360 download queue



Deal, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • YaoIsGod

    Isn’t this already free on 2K9?

  • DarkDude98

    Excellent, a deal which is really only for America.

  • wiirule111

    LOL.. Another add-on deal thats useless for most people.

    They should just stop these weekly deals as it dont affect most people.

  • Sneeches

    microsoft = epic fail each week.

  • PeaceSquid

    oh man… this is getting embarrassing. just stop.

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  • HT UK

    M$ just get rid of your weekly ‘deals’. Or at least do some good deals like Steam does. [60% off Orange Box was their weekend last deal!]

  • SirLagalot

    Am I mistaken by thinking that this is not a deal at all since the subscription only works for current players? If they are in the playoffs now then this will “expire” at the end of the season. Yeah, no thanks EA. I’m going to spend my points on cheat codes and weapons that should’ve come with a game. Thank you!

  • Cubeforce

    See Steam for how you do good DEALS. Not marginal savings for stuff no one wants.

  • next DNB

    more like stealing, selling updates at the end of the season

    who cares?

    any real fan bought this a while ago

  • Anonymous

    lol Microsoft puts a crappy item on sale which 1-2% of users will buy that comes from EA, aka “Set-a-price-on-anything-they-feel-the-need-to-which-is-just-about-everything-that-can-be-unlocked-within-the-game”. Both companies fail horribly with this. Awesome work idiots. Now… put Lode Runner back to 800 MSP.

  • wiirule111

    Yes.. I refuse to pay 1200 points for Lode Runner too, but at 800 i would consider it.

    With 1200 and 1600 points for games, they lose alot of money in the end.

    They should stick with 400 and 800.. Then i would buy alot more. I refuse to pay more for games on Live, than blockbuster budget games in a store.

    Xbox 360 is my main gaming console, because its the best… But i also have PS3, and buy much more games on PSN because the prices is better, also because you often get more value than Live games. I dont like Sony, and the PSN selection isnt as big as Live.. but its overall better on pricing and quality on games.

    As for Retail games, 360 beats PS3 by a mile! :-)

  • Anonymous

    Go to amazon for arcade games, their deals are way better.

  • TheGrooveJesus

    I guess microsoft is trying to set up some business points. There are going to be some people that will buy a certain item, no matter what it is. It would be smart for them not to put a deal on something very recent, like Lode Runner. (although increasing the price on an anticipated title at the last minute is just douchebaggery) So far the only good deals I have seen are Braid half off and Alien Hominid half off. One deal I would like to suggest is the expansion to the first Puzzle Quest.

    And whoever said MS should stop doing deals should STFU. MS have may been giving useless deals lately, but some time around they might give a totally awesome deal. Everyone just has to be patient.

  • darkjester74

    LOL. That is all.

  • HT UK

    MS could also consider something else Steam does, being able to ‘Pre-purchase’ XBLA games at a discounted price.


    Your 2009 subscription will end at the end of the Playoff season! Hahaah you’re paying for NBA Live 365 roster updates that end the beginning of June. It would be different if you were offering a subscription to next year’s 2010 season, but this is pathetic IMO. If you bought the game it came with a free sub.

  • fredropro

    This was free when I bought the game anyone who did got it free

  • KP ScuzzyBunny

    EA, oh EA…am I the only person who remembers when roster updates were FREE? And who really cares about a roster update every day? I think most fans, of sports games, have their favorite teams, and modify their own rosters to be what they WANT their team to be, not to reflect how this stupid athlete is in jail for the next week, that one is in rehab, and oops, your key to success just hurt his toe and will be out for a month. I refuse to BUY any EA game with the awesome “EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON http://www.ea.com OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE LAST DAY OF THE 2008- 2009 season” disclaimer…if that is what my business means to you, I will take it somewhere else. And FYI, I do PLAY their games, but I either pick them up used or rent them.

  • Computerdude103

    Nice to see that EA is just using the deal of the week to get some free advertising for their games. If microsoft really cared about their fan’s they would release good deals. There’s plenty of good content on arcade that we would love to see go on sale.


    scratches head……=/

  • S H O O T 3 R Z

    *yawns twice

  • rastansaga

    There should be some law against calling these dreadful offers “deals”

  • DoubleOT

    This is a great deal for the following reasons:

    1) A Live 365 code came with the game, so only if you bought a used copy, you would already have Live 365.

    2) If anyone was going to buy Live 365, they’d most likely have done so in the regular season.

    3) If anyone was going to buy Live 365 after the regular season, they’d most likely have done so before the 1st round started instead of in the middle of the 1st round.

    4) Live 365 updates player tendencies each day according to a team’s actual game the previous day, so it’s good to jump in and buy it now when half the teams aren’t even playing.

    5) All this for a whopping savings of $2.50.

  • Ruthless Image

    nice scam.

  • Mr Barrel Roll

    A more relevant game or a non-sports-game would be nice.

  • Exu

    More crap, as far as I’m concerned April only had one deal and that was PA. So, how about a list of what to expect for May?

  • MyJewlzHurt

    Does Microsoft just lie awake at night thinking of ways to fail….

  • Anonymous

    I love Steam deals because they actually give you deals that are worth buying. $25 for L4D and $9.99 for the entire Orange Box on Steam. Not these cheap 20% savings on add ons no one gives a damn about.

  • SteelCity Beast

    When Major Nelson MAJOR NELSON says on his show “whatever that is” regarding this NBA pack thingy you know its not that great, or its just STUPID to throw this into a deal of the week

  • YaoIsGod

    Here is a crazy idea – how about Microsoft pick three or four deals and let people vote on which one they want for the following week?

  • WiCkEd Co 80

    What a bust

  • The Detective

    I registered mostly to say this deal was lame. Many people have pointed out Steam when it comes to actual good deals. With the breadth of content available, I don’t know why deals aren’t made for premium content for maybe the next 11-20 in the top played games. Hey, might even boost their playtime to enter/re-enter the top 10, or give us a deal on a mildly popular XBLA game or even the prequel to a sequel that was released. Sort of like they did with Penny Arcade Adventures.

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  • The Detective

    what comments?