December 9th 2010 1:05 am PT

Round up for Wednesday, December 8, 2010


A lot of stuff happened today that I was tweeting or blogging about. I figured I’d make this quick post to summarize what you may have missed:


Blog post: Bomberman Battlefest is released on Xbox Arcade


Tweet: Daily Deal: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit for $34 (+ more deals on select EA Games)


Tweet: Seriously…if you don’t have this, get it now: Batman Arkham Asylum Platinum Hits for $14.99


Blog post: New Games for the Holidays video showing new #XBLA titles coming soon


Tweet: ‘Tis the season for another great Holiday deal: Buy one #Kinect game and save 50% on the second


Tweet: Marvel Super Heroes pack for Pinball FX2


Blog post: Earn free achievements! Download these two free games, unlock achievements and vote for the winner


Tweet: New game add-on for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light


Tweet: Permanent Price Drop: Download Gears of War 2 directly from Xbox LIVE for $19.99 US


Remember, many of the deals are time sensitive so if you want to be sure you won’t miss out on any when the happen follow me on twitter.


Let me know if a post like this is useful or if you have a better idea how I can do a re-cap on days like today where it’s pretty busy.


Archive By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • CrazyCake

    Very good idea. @Major Nelson also do you have suggestions on how i can start in the gaming industry i am going to college now but i also want to do something during the summer and make cash and would like to work for MS later.

  • Glasswalker33

    It’s always nice to have a breakdown that includes that day’s links.

    Many thanks, and this is a vote to continue (as needed).

  • Halwende

    This is handy as I don’t use Twitter. Had no idea about the EA deal – thanks!

  • Grubish360

    This is a great idea!


    Thanks for this recap. When there’s a lot of deals at once like this, they’ll fly off your Twitter quickly and easily get missed, so I hope we’ll get to see a daily roundup like this more often when there’s a lot of new releases and deals at once.

  • Shiaoran

    I’ve been hoping for a daily recap kind of post ever since you started with the Twitter-exclusive stuff :P

  • AutomaticOcelot

    I can see how this will be useful to others. I’m pretty good at keeping up with your tweets, and news in general. Only thing that bugs me is missing DLC “stealth sales” that aren’t promoted. ;)

  • ochua1

    Yes, it’s perfect here, especially with the RSS feed! Thanks, Major!!

  • Gambit3rd

    Does anyone one knows about any actual stealth sale or price reduction for DLC/XBLA? :)

  • NorthernEmperor

    yes, great Idea….what is this I hear about Twitter-exclusive stuff?!

  • Shiaoran

    I meant stuff that Major posts on Twitter but not in here.

  • Boe2

    Wouldn’t even want Arkham Asylum for free…the last marvel games I played were utter crap.

  • aseddon130

    since how long as Batman been a Marvel character?? Arkham Asylum is a fantastic game worth every penny.

  • chiruno99

    I don’t need a weekly round up if I visit on a daily basis. IMO it’s just a silly waste of time.

  • r3dreck

    @Boe2 Arkham Asylum is amazing, great game… in fact I’m waiting on the GOTY ed to drop since it’s got all separate chevos from the orig game. Well, well, well, worth $15.

  • VVho Cares

    excellent.. I like it!

  • metallicorphan

    any chance on Harms Way multiplayer being fixed?as no one can find any online games


    This is an excellent idea for many Xbox fans who don’t have the time to sit around and constantly refresh waiting for the next blog entry or tweet to be posted (especially those who don’t have a Twitter account too). It’s not really necessary for the slow days, but on days like these (like around holiday times) when there are a lot of deals and releases at once, this is the perfect way to encapsulate and cover everything for that day.