April 12th 2011 9:00 am PT

Coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.* Follow me on Twitter for additional updates.


Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta Kicks off April 25

Join the battle for Sera and help shape the biggest blockbuster of 2011 when the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta launches on April 25, exclusively on Xbox LIVE! Fans who preorder a copy of Gears of War 3 from participating GameStops will receive three weeks of beta access and get an early taste of three spectacular competitive multiplayer modes on four brand new maps, as well as a chance to unlock exclusive content. Bulletstorm: Epic Edition owners will get early access starting April 18 through the Bulletstorm disc.

 

Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta

Key Dates

Bulletstorm Preview

Monday, April 18, 2011

Gears of War 3 Beta

Monday, April 25, 2011

Beta concludes

Sunday, May 15, 2011

 

Xbox LIVE Community Making Historic Guinness World Record Attempt Through “Kinect Sports” on April 23

Marking a free weekend of entertainment on Xbox LIVE, dubbed Xbox Nations, “Kinect Sports” players around the globe will join together and attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘largest online 100m sprint’ at 10 a.m. PDT on Saturday, April 23. Players can participate by jumping on Xbox LIVE, firing up “Kinect Sports,” and running a 100-meter dash event at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Each and every runner will be rewarded with an exclusive Xbox and Guinness World Record Avatar t-shirt. Rare has more details on their blog.

World Record Attempt

Key Dates

Xbox Nations
(free weekend of Xbox LIVE Gold)

April 21 – April 25

Kinect Sports
Guinness World Record Attempt

10:00 a.m. PDT, April 23

And here is a look at what is coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. All prices are in Microsoft points.


 

Sales & Specials

Enjoy exclusive one-day only savings on Friday, April 15 with a full list of titles below. Additionally, get 50 percent off April 12 – 18 on map packs and add-ons for great games like Halo, Gears of War, Forza and more.

For more details and a full list of games on sale, please visit www.xbox.com/mgssale

 

Discount Date

Price

Savings

LIMBO

April 15

600

50%

Castle Crashers

April 15

600

50%

Shadow Complex

April 15

600

50%

Trials HD

April 15

600

50%

Monday Night Combat

April 15

600

50%

 

Sega Sale

From April 19-25, Get up to 50 percent off hit titles from SEGA including Sonic 4, Crazy Taxi, and Outrun Online Arcade!

 

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Release Date

Price

Might & Magic Clash of Heroes

April 13th

1200

Section 8 Prejudice

April 20th

1200

Fancy Pants

April 20th

800

 

Deal of The Week

Capcom Theme

Discount Date

Price

Savings

Marvel vs Capcom 2

April 12-18

600

50%

Mega Man 10

April 12-18

400

50%

Final Fight: Double Impact

April 12-18

400

50%

Bionic Commando: Rearmed

April 12-18

400

50%

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

April 12-18

600

50%

 

Spring Fling Theme

Discount Date

Price

Savings

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Toned Body

April 19-25

160

50%

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Dance Workout: Bollywood

April 19-25

200

50%

3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2

April 19-25

400

50%

Peggle

April 19-25

400

50%

Peggle Nights

April 19-25

200

50%

Plants vs. Zombies

April 19-25

800

50%

ilomilo

April 19-25

400

50%

Avatar Egg Hunt

April 19-25

80

50%

Avatar Bunny Outfit

April 19-25

120

50%

Monkey Prop

April 19-25

120

50%

 

Games On Demand

Release Date

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

April 12th

Toy Story 3: The Video Game

April 12th

Fallout: New Vegas

April 19th

Mafia II

April 19th

Lost Planet 2

April 19

 

Avatar Marketplace

Release Date

South Park

April 19th

Mortal Kombat

April 19th

 

Current schedule. Subject to change.

All content an/or offers may not be available in all Xbox LIVE regions.

Avatar Marketplace, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/leoarizona Leonardo Takamatsu

    Nice!!

    • http://bialyatrament.blogspot.com/ Mockerre

      Isn’t Moon Diver suppose to debut on the 20th?

  • http://twitter.com/SniperED007 EdwardD

    please change the color of your links, incredibly difficult to read the green on gray.

    • http://twitter.com/Jun284 Ulises Ayala Jr.

      It looks fine to me. Change your monitor settings.

    • http://twitter.com/Jun284 Ulises Ayala Jr.

      It looks fine to me. Change your monitor settings.

      • Anonymous

        looks fine and easy to read on my end also.

  • http://twitter.com/SniperED007 EdwardD

    please change the color of your links, incredibly difficult to read the green on gray.

  • http://twitter.com/Dannyb0yUK Danny Holloway

    Thankyou for the updates! :)

  • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias Olivera

    Oh, man. April 15th FTW!!! I’m getting Limbo, CC and Ilomillo. Or maybe Shadow Complex. Which one is better in your opinion: Castle Crashers or Shadow Complex?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001429694002 Antony Walker

      What do you like more? Beat em up or Metroid? I prefer Shadow Complex, and I’m gonna get it!

    • http://twitter.com/Josh_UK Josh Hardman

      Shadow Complex

    • Anonymous

      Shadow Complex by a significant margin

    • Anonymous

      Get Shadow Complex!

    • Anonymous

      Shadow Complex is only better for a single player experience. Castle crashers is hilarious fun with friends though. Personally, castle crashers is one of my favorite games of all time, including retail. Shadow complex was ok but its too easy. CC has insane mode at least.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001429694002 Antony Walker

    Is Plants vs Zombies 600 or 800? It says 800 but then says 50% off

  • Anonymous

    april 19th sonic 4 50 percent off 400msp sounds like a good deal

  • http://botchweed.com Game News

    Bring on the 25th.

  • http://www.thebookpirate.com Colin – TheBookPirate.com

    Whatever happened to Sega Bass FIshing and Space Channel 5 Part 2 getting a release?

    • http://profiles.google.com/rebelcows Keith Vancil

      Both games were released on disc as the Dreamcast Collection last month.

    • http://www.facebook.com/casinoman Nicholas Coyle

      They will release on XBLA in late summer. The only way to get them now is on the Dreamcast Collection disc.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sklaou Spyros Klaoudatos

    Hello Major, last month you (Microsoft) announced that on the 31st of March LA Noire gear for Avatars would be released. However, I cant seem to find anything on the Marketplace. Can anyone tell me what is going on?

  • http://twitter.com/incphi incphi

    Thank you very much, Major, for the 1-Day Sale and Spring Fling information!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

    major the green on gray writing is craptacular to read,and why cant i sign in with my xbox profile anymore ?

  • http://twitter.com/AdamShear Adam Shear

    How do we know when to do the sprint? People’s clocks could be off by one or two minutes which could in theory screw up the record. Will there be some sort of “universal clock” posted by Rare so we can know when to do the sprint?

  • http://twitter.com/Talinth Patrick Strandberg

    Ummm, Where is the Castlevania DLC? :S

  • Anonymous

    The egg hunt avatar prop is quite impressive. Many individual pieces that the avatar interacts with.

  • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

    Can you tell us just what the Sega sale entails? Because since December, Sonic 4′s been on sale THRICE including this one, while the non-Sonic Megadrive/Genesis games have NEVER been on sale (except maybe Gunstar Heroes might have been, I can’t remember).

    You drop all those games to 200 each and I will but the heck out of them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Daniël-VanderMunnik/781542331 Jan-Daniël VanderMunnik

      Or just buy Sega’s Classic Collection which is cheap as hell and gives you a lot of awesome games that all work great =D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ivan-Lopez/763768247 Ivan Lopez

    Ilomilo for $5? That’s a damn good deal.

  • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

    Constructive criticism: These Deal of the Week postings are getting complex and kind of confusing.

    • Anonymous

      Shhh. Complex & Confusing = Excessive Amounts of Content!

    • Anonymous

      uhh, no its not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/josh.haas Josh Haas

    Man, I’m going to be broke after this week! Limbo and Shadow Complex for 600 points a piece?! I couldn’t resist getting Braid for five bucks either.

    • Anonymous

      Best $20 you’ll spend on games all year.

    • Anonymous

      Best $20 you’ll spend on games all year.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sklaou Spyros Klaoudatos

    Hello Major, last month you (Microsoft) announced that on the 31st of March LA Noire gear for Avatars would be released. However, I cant seem to find anything on the Marketplace. Can anyone tell me what is going on?

    Anybody?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Beacom/100000957020814 Christopher Beacom

      Under “Avatar Marketplace” in the blog it says “all content are subject to change.”
      I remember when the Final Fantasy Avatar collection was due, but didn’t come out til the month afterwards. Give it time, as I’m sure Microsoft will release it soon before, or after L.A. Noire’s release.

  • Anonymous

    Stop…..you had me at “ilomilo” :)

  • Anonymous

    Stop…..you had me at “ilomilo” :)

  • http://twitter.com/SciFi9 Peter

    Where’s the Mortal Kombat demo?

  • http://twitter.com/SciFi9 Peter

    Where’s the Mortal Kombat demo?

  • http://twitter.com/SciFi9 Peter

    Where’s the Mortal Kombat demo?

  • http://twitter.com/SciFi9 Peter

    Where’s the Mortal Kombat demo?

    • http://www.facebook.com/rellus.gellor Russell Gorall

      Played it off PSN, you aren’t missing much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rellus.gellor Russell Gorall

    I love this, finally stuff is at a decent price. I got Braid then I realized it just kind of sucks, though.

  • http://twitter.com/AnXboxGod Greg

    I can’t wait to do the Kinect Sports world record race!

  • Anonymous

    The time for the guinness record race is a bit stink for us kiwis. 10am PDT seems to be 5am in NZ. Boo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nzkiwiwhiteboy Dylan West

      The gears 3 beta starts at 3am april 19th for us,Gona be an early start haha,

  • Anonymous

    i really want to purchase shadow complex and limbo, how do i get 1200 points without having to buy more points than i need?

    • http://twitter.com/JordanMullins_ Jordan Mullins

      buy 800 + 400 = 1200
      must be through dashboard.
      if you buy from retailers then you can’t

      • http://www.facebook.com/cheekylee Lee Weedall

        Can only buy multiples of 500 from the dashboard.

        • Anonymous
          • http://www.facebook.com/cheekylee Lee Weedall

            Which isn’t the dashboard! Also, it may be the case in the US, but not here in the UK. I literally can NOT buy 400 points, never have been able to.

          • Anonymous

            In the US you can buy 400, 800, 1600, 4000 off dashboard and I think one more I don’t remember.

          • Anonymous

            Sorry if I made you mad. Just trying to be helpful. I didn’t know you were from the UK, nor that the buying options are different there. I agree that you should be able to purchase multiples of 400 since that’s the price of most games.

  • http://www.justechn.com Ryan McLaughlin

    I want Limbo, but 600 is still too much, when will it be 400? I will have to settle for ilomilo.

  • Anonymous

    don’t buy Mafia II people,the new version is due soon(if not already out)that has the DLC added and i think is Platinum price as well

  • Anonymous

    Can we get a sale on Alan Wake’s “The Signal” also? There are tens of thousands of people who got the game as DLC via the Xbox bundle and didn’t receive the free Signal DLC. This is the second time the Writer has been on sale but the Signal hasn’t been yet.

  • http://twitter.com/zwollner zwollner

    Can someone turn all the releases and deals into a google calendar feed please? It would make life a lot easier.

  • http://twitter.com/wh1terav3n Joel Fischer

    I need Clash of Heroes. Now. You do too.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYKSUSN4BVKOFGHTOP7C7DZGS4 Dustin

    I’ll be at work during the sprint, can I just leave my xbox on and get the t-shirts?

  • Anonymous

    Btw Major, Just change the blog’s font to a darker shade of gray, and the links to a bit of a darker shade of green. It’s fine like it is on some monitors, but people shouldn’t have to change their picture settings just to read your blog, and making the font a little darker would keep everybody happy. All you have to do is change 2 little numbers in the code right? Should take about 12 seconds lol.

  • ElektroDragon

    Dang it!!! I just bought Outrun at full price!! :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/cheekylee Lee Weedall

    Plants vs. Zombies is either wrongly priced, or the saving is calculated incorrectly. 50% of 1200 would be 600, or the saving should be 33%.

    • Anonymous

      yeah, can we get some clarity on this price…is the percentage wrong, or is the price wrong?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2QDQUKYHV5UDYTBUSLCIPX22ZE Takumi

    how much will fallout new vegas and mafia 2 be? ms points wise plez. thnx.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Ayx-Diaz/100001582582105 Alexander ‘Ayx’ Diaz

    Still debating if to get Monday Night Combat, with all the other great 400MS Point deals I don’t think I’ll be able to pull off enough to grab them!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S6MXRWJQ74WUPSTAKCK2ZB5MFU Jesse M

    Anyone think that the Mass Effect 2 DLC will go on sale anytime soon? I mean Mass Effect 3 is due out later this year, and some of us missed that nice sale around New Years

  • http://twitter.com/maidenofhaste maiden of haste

    when is toy story 3 going to make an appearance on the UK dash. no sign of it yet!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Lot of good looking stuff on that list.

  • http://www.facebook.com/blackhall1 Paul Blackhall

    am i the only one who would love a TIMMY wheelchair from South Park avatar items?

  • Anonymous

    buy final fight its awesome 400 ms

  • Anonymous

    Hello,is it possible to see/preview the mortal kombat avatar outfits? i tried to look for them online,to see them before they are released and nothing.

    Is the nfl madden jerseys coming back?

    Theres a mlb and nba avatar store,is the nhl getting one too? 2k releassed nba and mlb jerseys,is the nhl next??

    Any help would be great.thanks.

  • http://profiles.google.com/crawford29c Charles Crawford

    Is there a way to purchase a beta key for Gears of War 3? I have Bulletstorm, but my nephew wants to play the beta and his parents won’t let him pre-order or play Bulletstorm.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1102226706 Mykal J Box

      Ebay dude but they are at a premium. Otherwise it looks like CliffyB or whatever he calls himself these days is handing them out on twitter for special tasks…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1102226706 Mykal J Box

      Ebay dude but they are at a premium. Otherwise it looks like CliffyB or whatever he calls himself these days is handing them out on twitter for special tasks…

 

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