December 20th 2011 1:00 am PT

12 Days Of Xbox Deals

Celebrate the count down to 2012 with 12 days of deals on games, add-ons, avatars and more from Xbox LIVE. 
Drop by Xbox LIVE every day to see what new deals we have for you – but remember these special discounts won’t last more than a day.

 

Bastion

To kick things off, we’re starting with Bastion.

Today only you can save 50% on this award winning Xbox LIVE Arcade game.

Remember, this offer is good for today only.

 

 

 Follow me on twitter where each day I’ll be posting the latest deal for each day so you won’t miss a thing.

In addition to the daily deals, we’ve also go the following special offers available until January 2, 2012

Offer Type Original Price Sale Price Savings
L.A. Noire – Rockstar Pass Game Add-on 960 480 50%
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Arcade 1200 600 50%
Renegade Ops Arcade 1200 600 50%
Oblivion  Game Varies by region
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga  Game Varies by region
Plants vs Zombies Arcade 1200 600 50%
Peggle Arcade 800 400 50%
Peggle Nights Arcade 400 200 50%
BloodRayne Betrayal Arcade 1200 600 50%
After Burner Climax Arcade 800 400 50%
Portal: Still Alive Arcade 1200 600 50%
Training Dummy Avatar Item 320 160 50%
Grappling hook Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Monkey Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Labrador Dog Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Red Dragon Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Ticker Pet Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Berserker Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Halo Flood Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Inferno Skateboard Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Cactus Dog Prop Avatar Item 240 120 50%
Home Run Animation Avatar Item 160 120 25%
Fastball Animation Avatar Item 160 120 25%
Touchdown Dance Avatar Item 160 120 25%
Ninja Kick Avatar Item 160 120 25%

You can also hit Xbox.com for more information on the Holiday Sale

Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on, Xbox 360 Games On Demand By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/KiloOscarZulu KM

    That sucks.  I just bought Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet few hours ago for 1200 points !

    • http://www.facebook.com/MrSlevinKelevra Jason Belcher

      Done the same with Daggerdale a few weeks back when that plummeted about 4 hours after I had purchased for 1,200MSP

  • http://twitter.com/moldyclay Brandon Dutko

    I already own LEGO Star Wars, Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies and Portal, didn’t like the BloodRayne demo and don’t have L.A. Noire yet, so this isn’t useful to me yet.

    I have to play the Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet demo still to see if I want that. May also look into Peggle Nights.

    Rest of this I have no interest in, so I’ll have to check out all the daily deals from here on out.

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

      If you plan to get L.A. Noire at some point anyway then it might be worth getting the pass anyway, as it gets you all DLC.

      Unless you get the “complete edition” of course.

  • http://twitter.com/udoh13 David Hatch

    How are those avatar items a saving of 75% when they start at 160 and are now 120 points?  I think what you actually mean is that it is 75% of the original item price, NOT a saving of 75%.

  • http://twitter.com/Sumhydroponic38 David Shaffer

    Gonna demo Renegade Ops and Bloodrayne to see if I want to pick those up. Other than that I will pass on everything else.

  • http://twitter.com/mifgardo ε∂gαя…™ 

    Bastion is a good game??

    • simon.balfe1990

      Bastion’s a GREAT game. Seriously, you owe it to yourself to play this incredible title. Made by just seven people, it’s got the best soundtrack you’ll hear this year, an innovative new way of storytelling and the most charming artstyle I’ve seen in a long time.
      Couldn’t recommend it enough.

      Oh an Major, if these sales are trying to make up for the Black Friday “sales”, then you’re on the right track :)

    • http://profiles.google.com/jeverage Quality Jeverage

      Bastion is one of the best games of 2011. ’nuff said.

  • http://twitter.com/Aussie_Legend Mitchell Bennett

    So these sales won’t be out on display on the 360 dashboard this year? That’s kinda odd I would have thought that is where they would get the most exposure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Predin Libor Priklopil

    Are there any plans to make Peggle and Peggle Nights available for the Czech Republic? Not sure if the rest of Europe has them, but we don’t and I’ve been dying to play them…

  • Anonymous

    Bastion, Renegade Ops, Insanely twisted planet ? and the Deal of the Week is Rock of ages, right ? Ouch! Time to kiss goodbye 2200 msp just the 1st day of Coundown to 2012 sales… and not counting bloodrayne since can’t decide yet whether getting it or not.

    Despite Microsoft taught me those could be discounted later on next year (or even during the Countdown campaign wich would be a kick in the nuts), IMHO 600 msp each,400 msp Rock of Ages, is a good enough pricetag to get them now.

    Aside those I’d reccomend P3 (peggle, Portal and Plants vs zombies) to anyone. Great value for your money and really fun/adictive games.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lordespirit Eduardo Vallés Callejas

    Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet + Bastion for 1200, great price!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674106424 Devon Edwards

    if you’re going to vary prices by region…what’s the point of pricing by points?

    • http://twitter.com/Cueil Daniel Lawson

      Full games use currency

  • Jeff Randall

    It may be obvious to most people, but Peggle Nights is an add-on to the Peggle game and is not a stand alone arcade game. Peggle is a fun game btw.

  • Jeff Randall

    It may be obvious to most people, but Peggle Nights is an add-on to the Peggle game and is not a stand alone arcade game. Peggle is a fun game btw.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andre.soares.silva André Soares Silva

    So there won’t be any hints for what the next offers will be? That kinda sucks and ruins any planning I could possibly do regarding my MS points till the end of the year (which I know is actually the point, making us spend blindly).

    Long story short: I’ll just hang on to my points and wait for a 50% price cut in Crysis until the last day, if it doesn’t come, well, that’s life and Microsoft not seeing my points for the moment.

  • Raphael Hooper Braga

    I’ll keep waiting for Guardian Heroes… hope it shows up among those deals!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000081692800 Iskandar Dzulkarnain

    So….I guess my 30 MS points will still be stuck here….Alone….

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

    Not bad. Could (and should) be better, but not bad.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, thats probably what I’d say, but that still depends entirely on the mystery sales.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, thats probably what I’d say, but that still depends entirely on the mystery sales.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002191044248 Christian Bassetto

    Oh God. I are going to buy 1600 points (would buy Sonic CD + Sonic Adventure + DLC) except that this news came as an arrow in the Knee. Now I’m thinking of buying 4000 points

    I really want to see Guardian Heroes and especially Daytona USA in this promotion

    PS: My english is bad D=

    • Anonymous

      Haha, Sonic Adventure, thats hilarious, but I are going to meet you halfway with Sonic CD.

    • Hugoku

      Daytona is on sale on PSN. Hopefully it will show up as one day only deal on XBLA.
      Already and it’s a blast

  • Anonymous

    Great stuff. I grabbed Bastion because I loved the trial back in the summer but didn’t have the points at the time for any new games (which is a really sucky position to be in during Summer of Arcade).

    Might also grab ITSP but I gave to check out the trial first because I didn’t play it during the summer.

    If you have LA Noire & enjoyed it, the Rockstar Pass deal is an excellent one.

  • Anonymous

    Also, PvZ at half price is pretty good. I wasn’t sure how well it would work with a controller but Pop Cap did a really good job on it.

    • Hugoku

      I liked the demo , but seeing how I have that game on 3 other platforms already it felt a little unnecessary. At 600 though i’m giving in.

      • Anonymous

        I gave in at full price, despite having it on my iPod Touch and both PC & Mac…

        I’ve since gotten it on the iPad as well.

      • Anonymous

        so much value for your money there… but in your case looks a bit redundant. Well I got Alien Hominid HD long ago and God knows I already had it on previous’ gen disc format so who am I to judge ? ;)

    • Hugoku

      I liked the demo , but seeing how I have that game on 3 other platforms already it felt a little unnecessary. At 600 though i’m giving in.

  • http://twitter.com/Roujin Roujin

    I hope that RE4 and RE Code Veronica will be featured in this sale. Will definitely partake if that happens.

    • Anonymous

      Haha, Code Veronica thats hilarious, but I’ll meet you halfway there with RE4.

  • http://twitter.com/kubson84 kubson

    i just bought, Bastion, Insanely Twisted, Renegade Ops, BloodRayne, thank you :) i hope for good deal on nba jam 

  • Anonymous

    I was kind of hoping for the not so vague hints that gave away the mystery deals last year, not sure I like being left twiddling my thumbs while I wait. But there are at least a handful of downloads worth checking out.

  • Anonymous

    I was kind of hoping for the not so vague hints that gave away the mystery deals last year, not sure I like being left twiddling my thumbs while I wait. But there are at least a handful of downloads worth checking out.

  • http://twitter.com/gibbeynator Jay Gibbs

    OK Microsoft, time to win me back.

  • http://twitter.com/Nbianco193 Nick Bianco

    It would be nice to get Bastion and ITSP, but the Xbox team is atrocious and let my account get hacked twice by the same person in the same month through Fifa 12. This bullshit better get resolved soon considering I can’t buy anything during this sale >:(

    • Hugoku

      How do you know it’s the same person? And how does that FIFA hack work? I’m a bit lost on that. I know they mostly target US accounts but Microsoft has not been very communicative on that issue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MJRusso45 Michael Russo

    If you haven’t played Bastion yet, this is your chance.  Fabulous game with amazing music.

  • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

    Fable: Coin Golf, Hydro Thunder GO, and Fruit Ninja are all on sale on Windows Phone as well.  You should list those too Major.

    And thanks MS, lots of money spent today!

  • http://twitter.com/SMG_823 Steven Gagnon

    thank god i thought i was going to see old world blues on here after finally buying it last night

    • Anonymous

      I wouldnt be relieved quite yet (I dont know why you are), Itold my brother to wait before buying all the Fallout New Vegas DLC, but he ignored me and shelled out $36 on it. So Im hoping one of these mystery sales is it so I can rub his face in it.

      • http://twitter.com/SMG_823 Steven Gagnon

        lol well will see i guess. ether way it was worth the points unlike dead money

      • http://twitter.com/SMG_823 Steven Gagnon

        well its on there today go rub it in lol. im pissed

  • skooks

    A schedule, hints or something would be really helpful as I go away for Christmas and have no internet access while I’m away. Would be great if I could plan ahead of time to make sure I don’t miss out on anything.

  • Juan Daniel Ocampo

    peggle nights should be marked as an add-on instead of arcade

  • Anonymous

    Excellent stuff! Picked up Rock of Ages and ITSP. Already have Bastion, Renegade Ops, Peggle and Plants vs Zombues.
    btw as someone mentioned – we need some list with upcoming offers.

  • http://twitter.com/williamronholm Anonymous

    Steam is also doing daily deals not announcing what each day brings until it already started. Also they don’t “owe” us anything haha.

  • ElektroDragon

    I bought Bastion at full price, but Renegade Ops, HERE I COME!!! Woohoo! Best deal here, period,.

  • ElektroDragon

    I bought Bastion at full price, but Renegade Ops, HERE I COME!!! Woohoo! Best deal here, period,.

  • http://twitter.com/JacobMForster Jacob Forster

    is this list in order??? don’t want to miss out on Bloodrayne

    • Hugoku

      Bloodrayne is an ongoing deal until Jan 2nd so you have enough time. The one-day only offers (i.e. Bastion right now) will be revealed daily apparently.

  • Anonymous

    Same day steam did deals…competition?

    • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

      Not sure why you need to ask. Yes.

  • http://twitter.com/EpicBugz Angel Gomez

    Couldn’t offer the good content huh? Pass.

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

      Don’t be silly. I’d like more content at lower prices too but saying this content isn’t largely good is daft.

  • Anonymous

    While I do share your concern about the one day sale, I would also say that buyers remorse is inevitable, its human instinct to want something else after getting one thing, so if you only have enough for one purchase, just get it and deal with it.

  • Anonymous

    So basically, if nobody ever buys anything, then everything will be cheap.

  • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

    “afraid that you guys will discount a certain game”
    This should be a clue that you do not have your priorities straight. I respect that your finances for digital goods may be limited, but if we are talking about the equivalent of $5-$7 either way then it sounds like you are refusing to buy things at full price on principle. That’s not being thrifty, and you do not get to dictate how holiday sales work. Suck it up and make your own choices.

  • Anonymous

    They need to make the specials easier to find on the dashboard. I went into the “sales and specials” section, but only see Rock of Ages showing up (as well as the usual “Recently Reduced” and “Everyday Value” sections). Had to actually search Bastion on bing to get to it. Am I missing something?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3SA2XXK6NWAMFYN57B7LHO4R4M luke

      it was right in the middle on the page where it shows what game you have in the tray,it says holiday sale or something like that.

      • Anonymous

        in a eye-catching pink pannel, ideed ;)

        Remember than the big central pannel slides to show different stuff, and you can manually slide it (if able, you’ll see little circles below it) using the right stick.

      • Anonymous

        Shoot, I didn’t even think to look there! I guess I didn’t stay on the home tab long enough to see that (just saw the new Gears add-on and moved on). Thanks Luke! I think my “noobish” inquiry still holds a little bit of weight…makes sense to put these sales in the dedicated “Sales and Specials” section. 

      • Anonymous

        Actually, it appears that my xbox doesn’t have a slider on the Home tab. The big tile in the middle only has a Gears of War 3 dlc advertisement, and it doesn’t slide to anything else. All of the other tabs have working sliders…odd. :(

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lawrence-Lauture/1633300866 Lawrence Lauture

          Same here but im guessing your in the preview program then huh?
          Cause i have the same problem.

          • Anonymous

            Try going to it and moving the right stick left and right. 

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501848714 Rachel Leigh

            I’m also having the same issue. I cannot find the daily deals anywhere on my dashboard, and, I was in the preview program. All my friends who were not in the program seem to find them just fine.

          • Anonymous

            Yup. I figured that the problem is probably isolated to only Preview participants. At least we have Major Nelson’s blog to let us know what the deals are.

          • C F

            i was aswell but im having no issues yet with this. aside from inside xbox not updating correctly

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

      A deals tab would be nice, could repurpose that Featured tab in Game Marketplace…

  • Corey Pierson

    If Crysis is included I’m going straight to the store to buy some MP’s

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

      But you can buy them right there on the dash, the only consequence is they cost more and you give MS your credit or debit card details… oh.

      • Anonymous

        Cost more? how do you figure that…?

  • http://twitter.com/yukon_cornelius Richard M.

    DLC!  DLC!  DLC!!!!!!

    When is Xbox Marketing going to start adding DLC when they put the core game on sale … or just more DLC in general?

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

      That’s true, it’s really annoying when a game goes on sale and the DLC doesn’t. If you discount the game, discount the DLC just as much.

  • Anonymous

    I for once, like it that way; in this age of information we lack the expectation feel we got back at our childhood.

    Maybe it’s just me who is hard to get surprised nowadays so that’s why I appreciate the effort on making me eager to turn on my xbox everyday to check what deal I’ll find out.

  • http://twitter.com/incphi incphi

    The holiday deals are off to a fantastic start.  Today alone I spent thrice as much as I did the entire Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales week.

  • CyberSkull

    Grabbing Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet now that it is on sale; I grabbed Bastion when it came out.

  • CyberSkull

    I’d like to know when Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space goes on sale?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=537442886 Abel Diaz

    You got me hot-heels anticipating, Major! Bastion is a great game. I picked up Renegade Ops, and if I have any funds left over by Jan 2nd, I’ll pick up ITSP as well. Plus any great daily deal in-between.

  • Anonymous

    Blah, today’s deals are for Kinect only.

    • Hugoku

      This. But on the other hand, it’s fine. I’d go broke otherwise!

  • http://www.myspace.com/576933061 Fred

    Would love to see some older less known titles like Shred Nebula, Go Go Break Steady, Powerup Forever or the old Pom Pom games go on sale

    • C F

      i’d like to see SW TFU dlc to be @ same price as sequal’s dlc but i know that will never happen so more or less its all dependant of the publisher

 

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