September 21st 2010 6:40 pm PT

Cast your vote for Deal of the Week


Want to tell us what YOU want to see for an upcoming Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week? The next time you sign into Xbox LIVE, head over to the Spotlight channel and check out the Member’s Choice Deal Of The Week Poll.* Here you can vote on what you want to see for an upcoming Deal. You can choose from Deathspank for 33% off, Perfect Dark for 50% off or discounts on select Dragon Age Origins, Trials HD or BF BC2 content. The winner of the poll will be a Deal of the Week in October.  You can only vote once per Gold Account, so choose carefully. 

*Currently the poll is only available in Canada, United Kingdom and United States


I’ve posted screenshots of what the complete voting experience is like in case you are not near your console right now


Deal By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • LittleBigSamuel

    Hi, Where i get the gamerpicture Major Nelson Has?

  • WooDyWalKerHK

    Want Deathspank, but we have no right to vote…

  • Number 01

    How about making an item of older content free every week and we vote on it. It would be cool to see if stuff people aren’t downloading anymore gets play if you guys made it free.

  • SCS 85

    Why not just put them all as Deal of the Week(you know like those deals Steam throws every now and then)?

    I am giving this post 2 out of 5 stars, preemptively because the item I want to get the Deal on is not winning. And because as far as I can see there is only one good possible outcome and it doesn’t look like it is happening.


    So is this going to be a regular thing now? I hope so because it’s nice to be able to have some actual input into what the Deals will be.

  • Blue Thunder28

    OMG I rrreeally hope Dragon Age get’s chosen, that would be absolutely perfect timing for me.

  • Adaptor

    Everything on XBLM needs to be free, NOAW! :p

  • Lohengriehn

    Good idea. I like it.

  • bullka LT

    The only thing I can vote for is Deathspank. Even thought I’m not sure I’m getting it (33$ off doesn’t sound that much attractive). All the rest.. no way.

    Let’s vote for Deathspank!

  • chiruno99

    I hope to jesus Dethspank wins, then I’d buy it. BFBC2 stuff can die in a ditch for all I care and Trials HD has been on sale 3 – 4 times already.

  • bullka LT

    @chiruno99: I will also vote and pray for Deathspank. But I want to correct you that now not the Trials HD is planned to be on DOTW but DLC (the Big Pack). And Trials HD DLC has never been DOTW yet afaik.

  • Hedfix

    Terrible idea. Just put them all as deals and I will most likely buy them. Stop limiting the deals!

  • bullka LT

    @Hedfix: I agree with you 100%.

  • Kroesis

    Deathspank for me.

  • Hedfix

    Come back after muling this over. I think it’s ok PROVIDING that all the deals come out in the order of voting popularity. If some of these deals don’t materialise you’ll have a lot of unhappy people. Currently the voting stands at each deal having around 20% of the vote so whoever wins you’ll probably make 70-75% of those who voted unhappy unless these deals come out in the order of popularity. Essentially: if a deal gets dropped there’ll be hell to pay.

  • Naquadah

    I like toast.

  • Gonzo345

    Nice idea, but I want that in European Union too :(

  • Exu

    @TBizzle4Shizzle Trials has been discounted thrice already, and one of those times it was 560 MSP. You’ve had your chances.
    Stop voting for BFBC2 you predictable lot. I hate gamers sometimes…

  • I chex mix ho I

    i am definitely happy we get some sort of input on the deal of the week. HOWEVER, when your choices vary from dlc for a full retail game, just an arcade game, and then an arcade game PLUS the dlc for it, you are going to get very mixed results. right now, it is frustrating for me because the bad company 2 dlc is winning. i don’t have that game or plan on getting it so now i am missing out on the deal of the week even though i voted for something else. how about making the polls a little more streamlined like perhaps one poll for which arcade game (with or without dlc) is going to be discounted and then a SEPARATE poll for a SEPARATE deal for the dlc for full, retail games. heck you could even have a poll for a discount on a movie or tv show from the marketplace. although i don’t know why anyone in the USA uses the zune marketplace anymore when there is netflix. just my 2 cents….

  • weakwill

    good idea major.
    thats expandable for near future.

    goodjob ms team.
    pls expandable.


  • BustedChain

    How about adding the ability to vote through

  • Yukon Cornelius

    ALL OF THE ABOVE! There’s no justification for handling out “deals” as piecemeal, particularly when there’s games & DLC that’s at least 2 years old, and would still garner considerable sales. All your publishers want to jump on board (as can be seen over on PSN), so what’s with the animosity towards your fans, and only giving them a taste of what you’re capable of doing?

  • Oatmeal25

    This is still not showing up in the Canadian Spotlight channel.

  • Black Fist

    I don´t know if i should applaud or cry.
    So, only the US, UK and Canada can vote, the rest of the world will eat anything those three countries throw at them.
    The idea is great, but why does MS always feel that need to rape everyone that don´t speak english?
    Better yet, why sell the Xbox outside those countries, if you don´t give a rat´s ass about the rest?
    Why isa poll locked to certain regions, it doesn´t make any sense (like 90% of MS does nowadays).

  • Beitamax

    Does anyone know when the rest of europe can choose?

  • vf142ghostrider

    Thanks for the heads up Major Nelson, I’m probably going to look and see if I can buy one of those games. (:

  • GNARK1LL420

    is the trial hd for the game or dlc? because i thought they had the game as deal of the week a month or 2 ago

  • un4givn91

    Its the early morning of 23rd and I still don’t see the voting poll on my Spotlight Channel, Canada here

  • un4givn91

    and Sorry that it says United States on my country forgot to change my locale back to Canada, wanted to see if setting my locale would make the app appear.

  • Crown TSA

    Interesting…I’m in Australia and the voting app was in the Spotlight section. No complaints of course, was just surprised!

    Accident, or are other countries getting it as well now?

  • Chest3rCoprpot

    Deathspank, all the way. Though, I’m doubtfull it’ll win. :(

  • D a v e 1104 G

    This type of thinking from MS puts Sony to shame.
    We could get some great games at awesome prices.

  • EveofLight

    Cool, going to check this out soon.

  • bullka LT

    I’m disappointed. Really.

    People are giving their votes for BC2 content. I can’t believe this!!! I have all the BC2 DLCs and all the achievements and can tell you that ONslaught is a crap (one time playthrough!!!!) and SPECact doesn’t give much (no new weapons or content.. money drain just for achievements).

    Please vote for Arcade games. Deathspank should win!!! (and now it loses)

  • Sneeches

    this is still not avail in Canada, i dont see it on my dashboard, not once this week.

  • NextMemory

    ^ Agreed. Still not available in Canada. :( ^

  • chiruno99

    I knew BFBC2 dlc would win, I was just hoping SOME COOL PEOPLE would rather vote for 33% off a cool game rather than all that crappy dlc. Still, if it’s what the “Aretrded BF Community that bash Call of Duty because it’s different” wants, it’s what they’ve all come toether to achieve.
    Just gives me a new reson to hate BFfags and CODfags.

  • Piscesluvr

    How do I choose “None of the Above”?