Next wave of app now available for Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is building on its expansive catalog of movies, sports, television and music and we’re happy to offer* the following new entertainment experiences starting today in various regions on Xbox LIVE:

· 4 on Demand (C4). United Kingdom
· ABC iView (Australian Broadcasting Corp.). Australia
· Dailymotion. Available in 34 countries globally**
· Demand 5 (Five). United Kingdom
· M6. France
· MSN Video. France
· UFC on Xbox LIVE (UFC). Canada, United States
· VUDU (Wal-Mart). United States

In addition, on December 15th Microsoft and Orange announced that Orange TV is coming to Xbox LIVE in France, starting in Spring 2012. Thirty Orange TV channels will initially be available, including the major channels available in the French market. Later in the year, “catch-up” TV and Orange’s video on demand catalog will also be available.

*Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or additional subscriptions/fees may be required. Kinect functionality available with select Xbox LIVE content and varies by feature and country. For additional details and availability, see http://www.xbox.com/live.

** Dailymotion will be available in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, India, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland , Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa.

Motionsports™Content: Adrenaline Wingsuit Diving Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Motionsports Adrenaline features 6 of the world’s most extreme sports and this demo let’s you try the most dangerous of all – Wingsuit proximity flying! Experience the thrill of hurtling down a Himalayan mountainside at speeds of over 120mph and take advantage of Kinect’s full-body tracking as you instinctually lean, jump and duck your way past treacherous obstacles and pull off tricks. Try to collect as many items as possible and break speed records in single player mode. Or try out split screen multiplayer and use the multitude of different weapons along the course to slow down your friends and reach the landing zone first! Once you’ve conquered this Wingsuit level, check out the full game which also features Mountain Biking, Extreme Skiing, Whitewater Kayaking, Rock Climbing and Kite Surfing. At last, here’s your chance to try some of the world’s most Adrenaline-fueled activities in some of the most astounding places on earth… without risking life and limb!

Add the free trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

Like the demo? Purchase the full game

Note: You’ll need Kinect to use this demo

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

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LIVE Activity for week of December 5th

Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s)

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Skyrim
Battlefield 3
FIFA 12
Modern Warfare 2
Halo: Reach
Gears of War 3
Madden NFL 12
GTA IV
Saints Row: The Third  
Forza Motorsport 4
Assassin’s Creed Revelations
NBA 2K12
NHL12 
FIFA Soccer 11
Batman: Arkham City
Halo 3
NCAA Football 12
Call of Duty 4

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

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Fruit Ninja Kinect
Pinball FX2
From Dust
Dungeon Defenders
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Outland
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
Castle Crashers
Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
Beyond Good & Evil HD
Scene It? Movie Night
Trials HD
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
Voltron: Defender of the Universe
Peggle
Full House Poker
Iron Brigade
REAL STEEL
Prince of Persia Classic
Bloody Good Time 

  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

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CastleMiner Z
Total Miner: Forge 
CastleMiner
FortressCraft Chapter 1
The Impossible Game
Firing Range
Avatar Paintball
DLC Quest 
Avatar Legends
The $1 Zombie Game 
Avatar Rumble
Toy Stunt Bike
Temple of Dogolrak 
Flight Adventure 2
I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1 
Avatar Laser Wars
Trailer Park King
21 Ball Snooker Champion
Angry Fish
Miner Dig Deep
  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Games for Windows Top LIVE Titles (based onUU’s

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Batman Arkham City
GTA IV
Age of Empires Online
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
F1 2011
DiRT 3
Resident Evil 5
Fallout 3
Fable III
Bioshock 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Street Fighter IV
Colin McRae : Dirt 2
F1 2010
Section 8: Prejudice
Bulletstorm
Virtua Tennis 4
Red Faction Guerrilla
Operation Flashpoint Red River
Dead Rising 2 

These lists are based on global unique users connected to Xbox Live or in the case of Arcade and Indie Games, full versions purchased during the week.

Some content (and therefore the links) may not be available in all Xbox LIVE regions.

Note: If you want to see this as Excel Web App, head over here.Feel free to use that if you want to embed the list on your blog etc.

Arcade: Joe Danger Special Edition

Joe Danger Special EditionContent: Joe Danger Special Edition
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: "A death-defying thrill-ride starring the world’s most determined stuntman, Joe Danger! Combo, boost and pull ludicrous stunts to fill Stadiums and put Joe back on the podium. Race against your friends or take on your rivals, the reckless Team Nasty. Leap school buses full of screaming kids and pools of ravenous sharks, as you attempt to wheelie your way into the record books in over 100 eye-poppingly gorgeous levels! Stunt, create, share! Drop into the sandbox to make your own Events and torment your friends with your devious creations. Special Edition is the ultimate fun packed version of the multi-awarding winning Joe Danger. Experiment with 30 insane level creations in the Laboratory and unlock some new friends, exclusive to Xbox 360!"

Add the free game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

Arcade: Sonic CD

Sonic CDContent: Sonic CD
Price: 400 Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: It’s time to usher the past into the future in this enhanced recreation of Sonic CD! Sonic travels to the distant shores of Never Lake for the once-a-year appearance of Little Planet – a mysterious world where past, present, and future collide through the power of the Time Stones that lie hidden within it. His arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman, has come for the Time Stones and with them, will soon have the power to control time itself In order to put an end to Dr. Eggman’s nefarious schemes, Sonic must use the power of Little Planet to travel through time; breaking Dr. Eggman’s hold over the future by destroying his machines in the past and recovering the missing Time Stones! Featuring 16:9 widescreen, achievements, leaderboards and both the US and Japanese soundtracks, experience the adventure through time that introduced the world to Amy the Hedgehog and Eggman’s most evil creation, Metal Sonic.

Add the free game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

New Apps now available for your Xbox 360

Following up on last weeks Xbox 360 system update, today we have released the following twelve customized entertainment apps to the Xbox LIVE service:

  • blinkbox (UK): blinkbox gives access to a wide range of movies online. With more than 10,000 movies titles movie fans can watch their favorite films immediately with no additional subscription required.
  • iHeartRadio (U.S.): Listen to more than 800 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast radio stations from 150 U.S. cities or create your own Custom Stations with the New iHeartRadio.
  • MSN (Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, US and UK): MSN brings you the latest breaking news, sports, celebrity gossip and more from around the globe. MSNBC content is available in the U.S. version of the app only. 
  • MUZU.TV (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and UK): MUZU.TV the music video site, offers nearly 80,000 music videos at your command. Brand new releases from the world’s biggest artists, great music videos from every decade, up and coming bands and the latest music news and interviews.
  • Rogers On Demand (Canada): Rogers On Demand provides select TV shows and movies to everyone for FREE. Rogers customers can also catch up on their favorite premium programming anytime, from anywhere in Canada.
  • SBS ON DEMAND (Australia): SBS ON DEMAND is a catch up TV service that lets you watch full episodes, of your favorite SBS television programs.
  • TMZ (Canada, U.S.): Your all-access pass to the latest TMZ entertainment stories and breaking news videos everyone is talking about!
  • RTVE (Spain): Complete episodes from series, news programs, documentaries and the best Spanish audiovisual content from RTVE.
  • Verizon FiOS TV (U.S.): Get Verizon FiOS TV with 26 live channels like MTV, Spike, Food Network, Comedy Central, HBO, CNN and Nickelodeon – with more to come. Plus with Kinect, change channels with your voice.
  • YouTube (Available in 24 countries globally**): From your favorite web original video to gaming tips, a universe of compelling content is available through YouTube on Xbox LIVE.
Edit: Updated partner information.

*Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or additional subscriptions/fees may be required. Kinect functionality available with select Xbox LIVE content and varies by feature and country. For additional details and availability, see http://www.xbox.com/live.
** YouTube available in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany , Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa.

 

Gears of War 3: RAAM’s Shadow Game Add-on

Content: RAAM’s Shadow: Pack 2
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: If you own Gears of War 3 Season Pass DO NOT purchase this content here as you will be charged again. RAAM’s Shadow adds more than three hours of campaign gameplay, featuring missions on both sides of the Locust War. As the COG, play as the veterans of Zeta Squad: Tai, Minh, Valera, and Barrick. As the Locust, you are the fearsome General RAAM with all new executions and the power of the Kryllstorm. Also included are 250 Gamerscore, the Chocolate weapon skin pack, and six new character skins for Versus multiplayer.

Purchase this game add-on and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

You’ll need a copy of Gears of War 3 to use this content

Update: Here is the trailer for the add-on

BF3 Game Add-on: Back to Karkand

Content: Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: For purchasing the Limited Edition of Battlefield 3, you can grab your Back to Karkand expansion pack at no extra charge! Note that Back to Karkand requires the latest Multiplayer Update to play. Back to Karkand is a massive themed expansion pack. It features four of the most loved Battlefield maps ever, boldly reimagined with the power of the Frostbite 2 engine. It also gives you new weapons, vehicles, dog tags, and persistence in the form of all-new "assignments" to carry out on the battlefield. The maps included are Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman, Sharqi Peninsula, and Wake Island. All have been redesigned from Battlefield 2 as a return years later, changing the scenery and adding the powerful destruction that Frostbite 2 brings to the game

Purchase this game add-on and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

Read this support page from EA on How to download Back to Karkand if you have questions

You’ll need a copy of Battlefield 3 to use this content

You’ll need to download the game update first before you can download the map pack. Details on what is in the game update is here

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