December 25th 2012 12:01 am PT

Countdown to 2013 Daily Deal Day 8: Kinect/Family games

Merry Christmas everyone. Here are the Countdown to 2013 Daily Deals for today:

Content Type Normally Discount Price Savings
Hydro Thunder Arcade 1200 400 67%
Rock of Ages Arcade 800 200 75%
Mini Ninjas Adventures Arcade 800 400 50%
Leedmees Arcade 800 200 75%
Fruit Ninja Kinect Arcade 800 400 50%
Fruit Ninja Kinect – 8-bit Cartridge Add-on 160 80 50%
Fruit Ninja Kinect – Art Box Add-on 160 80 50%
Fruit Ninja Kinect – Space Capsule Add-on 160 80 50%
Fruit Ninja Kinect – Storm Season Add-on 160 80 50%

Arcade, Deal By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Joshua Wilson

    Isn’t walking dead supposed to be free today?

    • iClip

      Yes, episode 1 is free. Go download it now!

    • Volitar Prime

      Since Walking Dead Ep1 is free for a whole week instead of just today I wonder if it is this week’s sale item and not really part of this daily promotion. Is it available for everyone or just Gold members? Maybe there will be another post about it later on.

      • E.Nich

        The walking dead ep1 is available for everyone.

  • John Smith

    i am disappoint

  • eAbyss

    Disappointing. I expected more for Christmas.

    • Lee Rayson

      As my grandfather use to say ” in my day all we got for Christmas was an orange and that’s if we were lucky”
      So things could be worse

  • Dr4gOnsFuRy

    Another day of people moaning. *Sigh*. Just because you are not interested, doesn’t mean others wont be.

    Rock of Ages is all I’ve been waiting for, great game. 200 is a steal.

    • Curtis Isabell

      was free on PSN+ back in may, it’s ok nothing special

    • BlinkFandango

      I bought Rock of Ages last time it was on sale.

    • Chris Grub

      I’m not interested either but I do agree. Compared to 2011 holiday deals this is a huge improvement. Not sure that it’s competing with Steam yet, but it’s getting there. At least I’ve bought a title.

      I have a feeling the MS infrastructure is more expensive to run than the Steam one. That could be a reason why you’re not seeing super low prices.

      • James Benn

        Not sure it’s competing with Steam?! Are you kidding? It’s nowhere near competing, if it was, it’s about as close as a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.

      • Curtis Isabell

        if steam were a mountain it be everest, the xbox sales would be an ant hill. xbox “sales” are in reality usually more then steam price of the games, when steam isn’t having them on sale.

  • Rodolfo Antonio

    Why disappointed? the complete list of offers has been leaked from the beginning of the sale (even days before).

    Hydro Thunder is even cheaper than I had expected and I loved it and recommend everyone to at least try the demo, is great if you like racing games besides having 4-player local multiplayer and online multiplayer.

    I’ve been playing all night and I think is a very complete game and at that price is a steal.

    Rock of Ages is also very cheap and looks like a good game and if after seeing what comes in two weeks my budget allows I buy it for sure.

    • Tachyonic Cargo

      Also noticed last night, the Windows 8 version of Hydro Thunder Hurricane has been marked down to only $3.99 (normally, $9.99), so grab it while it is on sale, I have had the XBLA version since 2010, but noticed right away the Windows 8 version is simply gorgeous . . . much better than it does on XBLA – higher resolution, better lighting, higher res textures, better fire and water effects, the colors pop more, cleaner, sharper look, and can get a lot more geometry onscreen . It plays like a dream on my desktop PC as well as on my Surface, and supports Xbox controller on both (as well as touch/motion controls on Surface). plus it comes with all the content from the Tempest Pack DLC at no extra charge. Then there is always Achievements, and leaderboards. For $3.99, it is a very sweet deal; especially if you are a Hydro Thunder fan. And for newbies to the series, thanks to today’s sale, you can now pick up both versions of this game, for less than the cost of normally getting just one version.

      So now that I have both versions of Hurricane, I can get my Thunder-on where ever I am, whenever I get the itch for it.

      • Lee Rayson

        Thanks for the tip about hydro thunder on the surface I wouldn’t of known the cut if I didn’t read your post

    • Paul ‘Chinny’ Chinn

      Disregard this. Found the list.

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    Merry Christmas Major Nelson and the whole Xbox Team. fyi i am going to get mini ninjas b/c i am a gamerscore fanboy.

  • Telltales

    We’re having a lot of fun with Fruit Ninja Kinect :) surprisingly a very good game

  • Fernando Coli Viotto

    Leedmees is a Lemmings like game, I recommend everyone to take a look (Kinect required)
    Later I will take a look on Rock of Ages.

    • Luke Es | sE ekuL

      Hard to believe there isn’t LeadMiis for Wii. ;)

  • Curtis Isabell

    not the best but not the worst sale.., i’l never buy kinect so only game i’d get here is hydro thunder, rock of ages was free to PSN+ members a few months ago, fruit ninja is a game my sister got free on her iphone iirc…

  • Jonah Falcon

    Picked up Rock of Ages. Was curious about it when it came out. 200 MSP, no reason not to get it.

  • E.Nich

    You have the first episode from The Walking Dead for free today (until december 31th it seems).

  • Stank Beard

    Walking dead for free is cool for the ten people that couldnt afford a $5 game. Hydro thunder is good but should have seen a price drop a long time ago. Not great for a christmas day sale. And please let the rumors be false about tomorrows sale being Counterstrike GO.

    • Bennijin

      Or didn’t want to invest a series that they weren’t sure about at the time and then by the time the whole set was out decided to wait for a lower price or cheaper disc release.

      More like Counterstrike GO AWAY, right? Right? :D? I’ll get my coat.

      • Stank Beard

        Ok so its for the 17 people out there that dont have it. lol

        And i loves me some valve but this ones a big Counterstrike NO.

    • ryder4life22187

      i would hardly say it’s cause people couldn’t afford a 5 dollar game. In reality it’s a 25 dollar game separated in parts. Cause they knew no one would want to drop 25 bucks in one shot for a arcade game.

  • RicardoDawkins

    Sales and Deals apps have Xplosion Man and Mrs. Xplosion Man for 400 points each. I picked both games. :D

    • H0RIZ0N

      I brought ms. splosion man under the sale and special app but it won’t download and it doesnt show up on my purchase history. =(

      • RicardoDawkins

        I downloaded the demo/trial version a few months ago… bought it yesterday on the Sales and Special app…and it’s working fine.

  • Bennijin

    It’s happened before…

    …people were LIVID.

  • Bennijin

    I heard Mini Ninjas is quite good actually. Might pick that one up since I forgot about it last time. Could be good for when we blow the dust off the Kinect.

    Probably need a leaf blower by the time that happens, mind.

  • Designer Sunglasses

    Good Deals

  • fantomena

    We still get SOMETHING from PS Plus. I would rather rent something on Xbox LIVE for free than not get anything.