March 14th 2011 3:14 pm PT

Deal of the Week: St. Patrick’s Day

This week, Xbox LIVE Gold members can save on the following Xbox LIVE Arcade titles until Monday, March 21st:



St. Paddy’s Day Normally Deal Price Savings
Lips – "Chasing Cars" 160 80 50%
Rock Band – "Bad Luck" 160 80 50%
Rock Band – Green Day Pack 01 440 220 50%
Lips – "Some Guys Have All The Luck" 160 80 50%
Clover: A Curious Tale 400 200 50%
Green Tux 240 120 50%
Leprechaun Prop 240 120 50%
Green Shamrock Tee 80 40 50%
Red Dead Redemption Irish T-Shirt 80 40 50%
Celtics Jersey (NBA2K11) 240 120 50%

Archive By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • DiatomicMaster

    File this under the Worst Deals Ever list.

  • Shiaoran

    Screw leprechauns, I’d rather have a Pi Pie prop.

  • sepulturas666

    Rated 1/5 stars.

  • Tirkon

    I tried to scroll down. Sadly, this was it…

  • onemorechanc

    That’s funny … the DOTW page on the marketplace shows “Sonic Adventure” for half price:

  • A Place for Us

    Less avatar items, more game sales!

    Also why aren’t there more “Greatest Hits” for arcade titles? Surely you could be making more $$$ by selling some of the older stuff cheaply (and permanent price reductions).

  • A Place for Us

    Also, I am disappoint at this week’s deals.

  • Lavindathar

    I think the Sonic may have been a mistake. Anyway, its offered for that price so I bought it.

  • Z3

    Horrible Week!!

  • metallicorphan

    not sure if its carried over but i do know that the sonic adventure deal was last week,i was in two minds whether to get it…i decided not to,as i remembered the demo

  • Tjoeb123


    Say, I wonder when there will be a Capcom DotW? Not that it’ll happen, but I’d love to see sales on some of their stuff like SF4 DLC, MM9+10 (and their DLC), Dead Rising 2, MvC 2, the SF2 remakes, etc.


    Oh Dear………

    anyway its nearly poker time

  • Darth PaulBlack

    Might pick up the Green Day pack if I decide to get more points

  • Exu

    Yeah I think Sonic Adventure was last week’s Family Deal. Deals just for family pack members is an atrocious idea btw. Almost as atrocious as these “deals”. Earlier the page said Sonic 4 E1, must have been a mishap.
    Anyway yeah Major, give us a “coming soon” update please. There’s got to be SOMETHING good on the horizon…

  • Bren26

    Load of Pants this deal is. Seriously WTF? Supposed to be a week to celebrate and I can safely say there’ll be no Guinness drunk to this rubbish effort.

  • twisted poke

    Yep, this is pretty much crap. Funny how Major’s description says “save on the following xbox LIVE arcade titles” yet there isn’t an arcade game in the bunch.

  • chiruno99

    Everyone hatin’ on the deals as usual, although, have any of you checked that panel around the Lara deal? It pointed out some monthly deals as well as permanent price drops. I suggest you have a look before hatin’ away as usual. If these monthly deals are going to be a regular thing, I’d like to hear more about them each month.

    I like how there’s an Indie game on sale, that’s only been done twice since. Some more of these could sway people into looking in, even if it means cutting the profits of a fellow gamer in half. I say include more, like the Arkedo Series, Green Island and Kaiten Patissier, generally my favourites since they’re fun, casual and addictive. Everyone should be playing them, regardless of the lack of lamerscore.

  • krisxx

    Hey crybabies, remember when we had NO deals of the week? Some weeks will suck, some weeks will be great with deals, at lest we have them.

    Major, tell the team to quit the deals of the week, everyone cries to much, no deals will be a worth thing to cry about !

  • rastansaga

    worst deal ever in the history of ‘deals’.
    an anti-deal
    an un-bargain

  • tylerh1701

    Ya these are crappy deals, but definitely not the worst ever. In january we had a week that was all avatar props. Anyway, Major usually does COMING SOON TO XBOX LIVE every other Thursday, so hopefully that will reveal some good stuff.

    And as mentioned above, I would love to see price drops on older arcade games, I would definitely pick a few up at the $5 price point or less.

  • Yukon Cornelius

    Agreed, the avatar week was the worse, but this is down there. At least the RB content is worthwhile, but that’s about it. I just wish the Xbox Marketing & Promo team would stop doing “how cheap can we get” tests and start offering REAL & WIDESPREAD values.

  • Askanison4

    Just incase no one at Xbox has noticed this; Got this email today:

  • ElektroDragon

    Actually twisted poke, Clover is the only arcade game in the list. A very bad one. They could have done so much more with the deals this week. How about a sale on all games developed in Ireland? Not sure which, but they must be a few, and they must be better than what’s been offered!

  • sleepydumbdude

    Pick up the Lips songs. I don’t like them but have people over to play about once a month and maybe they will sing them.

  • Rykin Poe

    “This week, Xbox LIVE Gold members can save on the following Xbox LIVE Arcade titles until Monday, March 21st:”

    I love how not a single one of these “deals” is an Xbox LIVE Arcade title. Fail on so many levels this week.

    P.S. Clover is an Indie Game not an Arcade game

  • MyJewlzHurt

    Well that is the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.


    Why not add Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows to this too? I know it’s a bit of a theme stretch in comparison to the other items, but at least it would have added another game to the list, and I definitely would’ve gotten something like that if it was on sale.

  • gameboy 015

    Dissapointment, I was born on St. Patrick’s Day and now I’m stuck with stupid deals! That makes me feel so good! >:(

  • Wonderclutch

    Deal of the weak indeed.

  • Gonzo345

    What’s THIS?! Oh god…

  • CuddlyClamShot

    Ask, you got a boring link that tries to bring malware pop-ups up? Weird, thanks for sharing.

    This has got to be the sign of something terrible, why even bother? I know there are more St. Patty’s deals than this. Why not give away a Sunny in Philly episode?

  • Stephan1237

    Where are the arcade games?

  • CondemmedMan

    Yep I have points waiting to be used and there is nothing worth even thinging about !!
    Really poor MS

  • Exu

    Funnily enough I didn’t notice any dragon items on sale for St. David’s Day, will you be dropping the price of bearskin hats on St. George’s Day? Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

  • snoopydoggy

    Hey Major Nelson, will we see anything similar for St. George’s Day? April 23rd.