February 12th 2013 6:00 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.*

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Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date MS Points
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels Plus  13-Feb 800
Serious Sam Double D XXL  20-Feb 800
Capcom Arcade Cabinet  20-Feb 400
     
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Assassin’s Creed 3: The Infamy  19-Feb 800
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Zombie Driver HD  12-Feb to 18-Feb 400 (50% off)
Zombie Apocalypse    400 (50% off)
Zombie Apocalypse Never Die Alone    400 (50% off)
Zombie Apocalypse 2 Pure Pwnage Pack    200 (50% off)
All Zombies Must Die!    400 (50% off)
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Zombies Pic Pack    80 (50% off)
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Avatar Zombie Hat    80 (50% off)
Zombie Wranglers    200 (50% off)
Dead Rising 2 Skills Pack Ninja    80 (50% off)
     
Bethesda 19-Feb to 25-Feb  
Skyrim   Varies by region
Oblivion   Varies by region
Knights of the Nine DLC   200 (50% off)
Shivering Isles DLC   600 (50% off)
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
NBA 2K13 Sale  12-Feb to 18-Feb Up to 50% off
Kinect Central: Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth Character Roster Pass  12-Feb to 18-Feb 200 (64% off)
Kinect Central: Just Dance 4 Katy Perry Part of Me  19-Feb to 25-Feb 120 (50% off)
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Quantum Theory  12-Feb  
X-Men Origins: Wolverine – The Movie Game  12-Feb  
Ben 10 Omniverse  12-Feb  
F1 2012  12-Feb  
Kinect Disneyland Adventures  12-Feb  
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse  19-Feb  
Just Dance Kids 2  19-Feb  
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game  19-Feb  
Jane’s Advanced Strike Fighters  19-Feb  
     

*As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

Edited: List corrected on 2/12/12

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

  • MilkyTee

    MEH

  • http://www.facebook.com/573v35m17h Steve Smith

    Zombie Driver HD for me.

  • Alex

    Are we ever going to see Resident Evil Code Veronica get a sale?

    • http://twitter.com/_NeoStrayCat_ NeoStrayCat

      There was one last year, you just missed it. >_>

      • Alex

        Pretty sure only Resident Evil 4 HD has been on sale so far, RE: CV X HD has yet to be discounted.

        • http://twitter.com/_NeoStrayCat_ NeoStrayCat

          Actually, like I said, it did, and it was only for 1 day for about $12-13, so yes, you really missed it. >_>

  • Guest

    Skyrim for 200? I’ll take it.

    • fsdfg dsfds

      lol i know these retards dont even proof read, to busy posting lame BS on twetter every 5 mins

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Melton/574790934 Steve Melton

        It’s correct. You’re reading it wrong. The price on the same line as Skyrim says “Varies by region”.

      • http://twitter.com/bobbyb2k Bobby B

        what’s Twetter?

        • fsdfg dsfds

          twetter/twitter what ever the hell the idiots call it…

  • http://twitter.com/liljrSanchez Juanito Sanchez™

    Oblivion / Skyrim yet again? Geez, we sure didn’t see that coming -__-

    • http://twitter.com/Chronorayven Ray J

      At least Dragonborn is on sale at least for 50% off though I was hoping for more Games on Demand to go on sale…maybe soon …. or not

    • Chris Hofer

      Well played…well played.

  • http://twitter.com/ISAMU_MkII オミナエ イサム

    Pffff, Oblivion again next week!

  • Hugoku

    Oh, look at that. It’s TES again!
    This is just trolling now.

  • http://twitter.com/andykod77 andrew

    have we ever had resident evil 4 take a price cutt???

    • http://twitter.com/ENich1 E.Nich

      Yes we did, on october last year. I got it then. Great game :)

      • ikari_paul

        how are the graphics? just upscaled from the wii?

        • http://twitter.com/_NeoStrayCat_ NeoStrayCat

          More or less the same.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Melton/574790934 Steve Melton

    Dare I make the “please give us ODST/Halo Anniversary GoD” post? Eh, why not. Now that Halo 4 is on GoD they’re the only ones I need.

    • http://twitter.com/clixpt Ricardo

      Thank you Steve, now we are two asking for ODST!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Melton/574790934 Steve Melton

      Gotta love those downvoters. Because having something available via Games on Demand can somehow hurt the Xbox economy/community/whatever.

  • m1nh0ca

    Phew! It won’t be a Rockstar sale and… oh, wait!

  • http://twitter.com/BouncerZA Basil Frank

    Was hoping Alan Wake DLC would go on sale…sigh. Skyrim – again?

    • BlinkFandango

      It’s been on sale before, you should be hoping it gets permanently discounted. Rehashes of sales doesn’t help us ever (as your Skyrim comment hinted at).

  • http://twitter.com/Jared4wally Jared Walsh

    this is the worst deal of week i see so for just saiding

  • TheDoveOfPeace

    WE WANT BANJO!

    • http://twitter.com/TengenToppaa Lance D.U

      Threeie

      • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN BENNiJiN

        I’d settle for Rare just making a good game at this point. Any good game. It’s been YEARS.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dfpg86 Décio Gonçalves

    Oh WOW, GEEZ, THAT’S AWESOME!!!1!!!! MICROSOFT N1!!!!

    For how long i waited for a Bethesda Week? Man, i wanted so much that Oblivion dlc (i still need that armor horse, work on it deals team, ahahahahAHAAHAHAHAH), i’ve been holding all this time to play it, same thing for Skyrim!!!!

    You know what would be reallllllllllllly AWESOME? Some 2K and ROCKSTAR week!!!!! DUDE! Imagine that, some deals for Bioshock AND GTA! BOOOOOOM! MINDBLOWING!

    I sure hope that you mention this sugestions on next fak…errrrr…ULTRA REALISTIC reunion with the deals team!!

  • hoofjump

    please fire whoever is in charge of these sales

  • http://twitter.com/DGK1978 Dan Kallesøe

    Zombie Driver HD still says 800 :(

    • http://twitter.com/DGK1978 Dan Kallesøe

      now its down to 400 :)

  • LameMS

    See you all in March, folks!

  • fsdfg dsfds

    weak

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.edden Brian Edden

    Never Anything interesting anymore…

  • http://twitter.com/TheK387 K387

    Picking up a PS3 this week and test driving the online. I’ve been a subscriber since day 1 (paid into the beta testing for Canada) and after more than 10 years, few perks, lots of paywalls and not getting a bone thrown my way for being a 10 year subscriber, I’m taking the plunge on Playstation (and I was never a fan of PS/PS2). If the experience is close enough, this may be the last year I’m a gold subscriber. Its hard to believe (even for me).

    • ungeheier

      Good luck with that. I have a PS3 and its HORRIBLE.

      * Purchase something on PSN.
      * Wait for the slow download to finish
      * Wait for the install to finish
      * Start Game
      * Oops, you didnt actually get the newest copy of this PSN game
      * Wait to Download update
      * Wait to Install Update
      * Guess what, that update WASNT the latest, so guess what…
      * Wait to Download update
      * Wait to Install Update
      * That was the last update right? NOPE!
      * Wait to Download update
      * Wait to Install Update
      * Play game.

      True story. I dont turn on my PS3 anymore because of that nonsense.

      • ikari_paul

        that was maybe the case a while back, but now it has improved a lot. Never had the problems youre describing there, never heard somebody with that kind of desciption. its more bordeline fanboyish than anything real.

        i have a PS3 and ive been playing a lot on it. next gen im going with PS4 (or steambox, lets see how that pans out), mainly because there are no xbox exclusives i care about (halo/fable/forza/gears), and the online doesnt cost me the price of 1 game, and i dont have to pay to browse the web and install a custom wallpaper.

        if a lot of people jump ship the next gen, microsoft is the only one to blame. they started this gen really well (i went xbox), but this final stretch is just bordeline pathetic. Hope that steve ballmer gets fired asap, the guy is ruining th company ive known for 20 years

        ps: hope to see REZ HD in a deal again, someday ;-)

        • ungeheier

          LOL. My actual experience is ‘fanboyish’? Are you kidding me? LOL. Good luck with your PS3. LOL You know I’m right.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Don’t worry about what they say ungeheier, if you heard my PS3 horror story, these people who love patting Sony on the back would say the same things about me. What people don’t understand is that it’s totally natural to come off as pissed and biased when a certain console and service has failed to meet our expectations like PSN, PSN+, and the PS3 has disappointed me.
            While there are many things about the 360 and live I don’t like, it doesn’t even compare to the multitude of cons the ps3 provides.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            you struggle to name 3 cons to the ps3 and then say multitude, I have used both consoles pretty extensively now and can say without a doubt the 360 lost in almost every meanful way this gen. MS is in for a rude awakining when half their userbase switches at the start of nextgen.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Kid let me explain something to you.. You have never bested me, and I would welcome an opportunity to debate with you over the mic on xbl anytime where not only will I bruise your biased ingorant little ego into the ground, I’ll run circles around you in any debate with ease.

            I struggle to name 3 cons kid?

            Heres 10:

            1. No demos for every game

            2. No voice messaging

            3. No custom soundtracts

            4. Piss poor archaic controller that is 17 years old.

            5. Unreliable service that is nearly always down, it was down last week for 10 days.

            6. Piss poor developer support and always having to wait for timed DLC

            7. Horrible system sofware and file system that freezes up the console on the slightest whim.

            8. Gimped multiplats nearly 80% of the time
            9. Lack of 3rd party multiplats, where is left for dead and many other 3rd party games that PS3 doesnt get.
            10. Skyrim says hello.
            Kid, what is your gamertag on XBL? I don’t even think you have the intellectual fortitude to go toe to toe with me in any debate regarding these 2 consoles.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            you had legitimate stuff up until 5, which isn’t true, 6 isn’t true, 7 isn’t true, 8 is no longer true though older titles it is, 9 isn’t true 10 isn’t an argument.
            you said PSN was down last week for 10 days when it was more like 2 hours I played on my ps3 every day the last 3 weeks I guess I have a magic ps3 right?

            1 is true and is one of the biggest complaints by ps3 users, most games do have demos though
            2. with this I say so what, though it sucks a bit i’m glad I don’t get whiny messages on my ps3 over voice chat.
            3. this is because MS patented the technology.
            4. the 360 controller is much better but it’s not as bad as you make it out to be, there are 3rd party controllers that are in the shape of the 360 controller.
            everything else you said is fanboyism which shows your opinion has no merit in any debate about video games as an industry.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Dismissing very good points because they are not in your favor? Way to refute something. LOL I find it so funny you talk about fanboyism when you have dismissed all these valid points. No kid, it’s you who has no merit in anydebate in regards to this games industry.
            Again, anytime you are ready, look me up on XBL and we can do this civily. Hell you delusional PS3 fanboys are so easy to school I will even borrow a friend’s roxio and upload our entire converstation on youtube and post the link here for everyone to see.
            You should have seen the spectacle I made out of these 2 gamestop employees the other other night. They didn’t last 5 minutes with me regarding PSN vs. XBL so they asked me to leave the store! Just letting you know! :)

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            um no I dismiss them because they aren’t true. again, psn was only down for like an hour last week, in fact the last few months at most it’s been down a few hours.

            the times DLC thing is only true one certain titles, and it’s dlc so no one cares.

            gimped multiplats were true a few years ago but you forget the titles that are better on ps3.

            Your 3rd party exclusive argument isn’t true at all, left4dead is exclusive to MS conoles, you are just to dumb to do research on it.

            and again “skyrim says hello” isn’t an argument.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            I corrected my post, PSN was down for 2 days for us here last week, not an hour like you have claimed. And what do you expect with a free service who can’t even get their ducks in a row.
            Timed DLC matters and wheter you admit it or not, It’s still a con to gaming on the PS3.
            LOL so you mean to tell me gimped multiplats don’t exist anymore? That’s bullshit. I suggest getting some corrective contact lenses because I rent multiplats for both systems all the time, the last one being Sleeping dogs. All you need to do is switch your hdmi input on your tv from your ps3 to 360 to find out.
            It isn’t just Left4Dead that you guys don’t have access too, there are more… atleast a half dozen that really isn’t worth my time to look up.
            Skyrim says hello wasn’t meant to be a point and you know it! :) Point is, Sony fucked themselves with Cell and developers just don’t want to take the time to optimise anything on your console of choice and rightfully so since it is a FACT that 3rd party multiplats sell better on 360.. Not to mention look and perform better too.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            the difference between most ps3 and 360 games is minor graphical differences that you couldn’t see unless you had a side by side comparison.

            and it isn’t just left for dead? the 360 exclusive list of good titles is very small I think the witcher 2 was the last remotely good 3rd party exclusive title, and honestly the devs said they wanted to make it for ps3 as well but couldn’t put the man hours into it and picked xbox since its more like pc. yea cell was a bad choice but here is one for you, since they wont be using cell again, and more people buy PS over xbox now, next gen it stands for PS to have the better 3rd party as well…

          • ryder4life22187

            I would have to jump in and say that PS3 users felt like they were owed something though for not getting the skyrim DLC they sure seemed to care about that. O wait PS3 is finally supposed to get that sometime now after it’s been over and done with.

          • ikari_paul

            personally, i dont have the PSN+, it doesnt fit my needs. But all my friends actually think its a great service, and are happy with it, and has proven to be a system seeler among them. for the price of Live Gold, they get free games during the sub period. So no, its really just your opinion among millions of others.

            fact is, sony is about to overtake the xbox in total worldwide sales, so all isnt so bad as youre making it. unless youre so selfcentred and think that the world revolves around you. but then again, your username clearly shows that, no matter what, you just dont care about facts and othet peoples opinions, so i wont bother anymore

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Thanks for the reply. My username doesn’t show anything other than the fact that I’m displeased with PSN compared to XBL.
            I thought Sony already took MS in worldwide sales? Eitherway, I won’t believe it untill VGchartz says so. It is entirely possible though as the two are literally neck and neck! :) Personally I love all consoles and this is the first generation where I have ever felt the need to bash one. My gaming goes way back to the Oddysee 2 system as well.
            I do value other’s opinions but not those of Sony fanboys who parade around like Curtis here with some kind of delusional blind devotion.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            I am not a fanboy, fanboys are useless sorta like you and make stuff up about the competition, I have never made anything up about any console i’m a gamer, and as it stands PS3 is hands down the better buy when it comes to consoles, MS has shown no signs of changing for next gen either, which is why so many people are voicing their displeasure with xbox.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            sony already overtook MS in hardware sales a long time ago, and that doesn’t factor the ones more than 1 person had to buy because of RROD, for a while RROD wasn’t covered by extended 3year warranty. most people have 2, sometimes 3 xboxes.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Sorry but untill VGchartz say it, it’s all just speculation as far as I’m conerned. When it comes to the internet… validity in anything should be taken with a grain of salt.
            I woudn’t be suprised at all really if Sony did win.. Good for them. :) I still don’t think they deserve it based on my personal experience with their platform though.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            vgchartz has never been right tbh, if you look at the stock information of both companies they disclose how many units were shipped, a few months ago ps3 surpassed 360.

          • ikari_paul

            i just was saying that the horror scenario you painted about the PS3 is not correct (or at least, that has not been the case for a while now). and when the ps4 is launched, the few online problems will be totally ironed out

            and no, the world doesn’t revolve around you, and no, you’re opinion doesn’t make something right or wrong, so no, don’t agree with you.i am enjoying my PS3 a lot… and my Xbox. I have both systems and play on them regularly.

            ust been enjoying more the ps3 lately, there’s just nothing for me on the 360 in this final stretch of this generation

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1196194483 Kevin Mercado

          So he has PS3

      • ElektroDragon

        Well, when you get a gamer profile the size of mine, especially if most of your arcade games are purchased on another family console, the 360 slows to a crawl. We’re talking minutes of spinning circles for just about ANYTHING to load. PS3 meanwhile is blazing fast.

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

          this happens me too, dashboard takes about a minute to load, try recovering a 20mb profile to another xbox it takes about an hour its slightly better since cloud but not by much.

          • ikari_paul

            its is better now… but yeah, thats a major problem with the 360′s interface. but at last there’s the option to pin stuff :-P helps to sort the “want to play” from the other 99 arcade games

            the ps3 is faster, you can create playlists, doesnt have advertising splashed all over the place, and you can just upload your own wallpapers, instead of having to purchase them :-P …dont you love Micro$oft’s vision of a closed system?!?!?! :-S

          • ryder4life22187

            on the 360 you can have your own wallpaper as well no one said you had to purchase it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            I had similar issues but only started when 360 used the advertisement dashboard. if i shift between the tabs too much the 360 just freezes…..

        • Getsuga_Tensho

          PS3 is a lot faster for finding content your HDD than the Xbox 360. For whatever reason on the dashboard, if I open the guide menu it’ll take a few seconds just to load up the menu and then another 6-10 to open the friends list.

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

        it wasnt like that when i bought bf3 for my ps3 last week. it patched once then installed as far as i remember. then i picked the maps and downloaded them in the background

        • ikari_paul

          of course its not like that. a lot of people around here say they own the PS3, but never actually even played on one… or did did, like ages ago at a friends house. but that doesnt stop them from saying they do own one, just to help them with their argument. i also have a PS3, and a lot of problems that were mentioned here is stuff from the begining of the PS3′s life-cycle… a bit like the 360´s RROD. people are still, to this day, talking about that “xbox issue”, even though it has been fixed

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            yea but unlike the ps3 issue you have to get a new xbox, if RROD was fixed with a software update it would be different.

          • Getsuga_Tensho

            The point is, RROD is old news and hasn’t been a widespread problem for years now. The PS3 is a very nice console but the original models didn’t go without their problems either. There was the yellow light of death that a few of my friends got.

      • Getsuga_Tensho

        That’s the same reason I stopped using my PS3. I bought my PS3 before my Xbox 360 and it was my preferred console for a while. After a while the updates just get ridiculous and unless I’m using the console all the time then I’m going to have to spend hours on the console and then the games updating. Before the updates are finished I’m no longer interested in playing the game or using the console.

        If they actually improved updates then I’d consider going back to it despite finding the control pad far too small and inconvenient these days compared to the 360 pad. The PS3 has a lot of great exclusives, especially RPGs that I’d love to experience.

        • ungeheier

          Exactly, and in some cases the Download/Install process completely locks up your PS3 from being used. In the case that I stated above, it took HOURS for the whole process to finish. By the time it was done I was tired and had no desire to play the game I just purchased.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            so you use dialup?

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Do you use Verizon Fios? Do you live in Japan or Europe? Who else in the world would make a ridiculous claim that PSN’s download speeds are even on par to XBL?
            I

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            I never did, but I did just download and install a 300mb patch in 3 minutes with comcast cable.

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

            i might test this actually by timing a download on both systems with a 100mb line. will report back

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

            the results are in.

            castle crashers 140MB xbox 1min 31 seconds.
            castle crashers 155MB ps3 0min 52 seconds.

            the ps3 version did have to install after download which was quicker than the download itself.

            im actually shocked with this

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            I would do the same so we can compare but I don’t have access to a PS3 at the moment. My results for download speeds between the two systems can range from PSN being 2 to 4x as slow depending on the time of day and the content.
            Anyhow If you do test it out, let us know the results! :)

          • Getsuga_Tensho

            Sony’s servers aren’t very fast, at least that’s the experience I know many have in the UK. My Xbox 360 updates everything quickly and it’s pain free. My PC isn’t just as fast with updates but it’s much faster than PS3 updates, I can update many things at the same time and perform other tasks on my PC while it’s updating stuff.

            I do like the PS3 but my time is a little more limited these days and long updates aren’t enjoyable to wait on.

      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        100% agreed, the PS3 just has way too many cons going for it. Meanwhile the vast majority of PS3 fanboys can’t see any of them. All they see is Free when in reality PSN being free hurts them, they are just to dumbfounded and ignorant to see that.
        I’ve opened alot of people’s eyes to the truths about PS3 and their barebones service PSN.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

          actually you haven’t all you shown was you have no clue what you are talking about. bare bones service that is the same as xbox gold makes no sense. the only real difference is download speeds and party chat.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            No son, it’s you who has no clue as to what you are talking about. Everything you open your mouth you prove to me time and time again that you havn’t even spent a fraction of the time with both systems like I have… Not even close. If you did you would recognize and acknowledge the facts as the truth.

          • ikari_paul

            exactly. and all that will be addressed by the PS4. people clearly have never played on the PS3. have read online some stuff, and that stuck forever in their heads… a bit like the RROD stuck with the Sony fanboys… even though that problem has been fixed for a long time

        • ikari_paul

          man, you clearly have some self esteem issues, and clearly want to punch the truth into everybody’s head. what happened, mummy didnt love you enough when you were a kid (you left puberty, right?), and now you need to compensate and feel you own the truth? grow up. its just your opinion. others have theirs. move on

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            I leave a nice reply to you telling you how I value your opinion and you come off as a typical little 21st Century Digital boy? Just remember, I’ll be the one handling Curtus on this blog from this day forward.. That’s all you really need to be aware of.
            Some people just have no common sense or reason, He’s one of them.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        you forgot the part where the reason it takes time to update games on ps3 is because sony allows games to be patched without charging them money to re-certify the game, so when xbox gets an update it’s usually not really a game patch (people don’t realize this)

        PS3 if you get an update, it’s an actual update, the download speeds on psn are slower than 360, but it’s not as bad as people make it out to be, I downloaded 2 things from both consoles at the same time and the 360 was about 30% faster at downloading files, which was the difference between about 10 minutes or xbox and 12 minutes for ps3… woop dee doo.

        the process of patching games takes about 5 minutes in total for ps3 depending on size usually it’s enough time to get a drink and come back. again it depends on the size of the files, I put in socom and had like 1 gb of patches which took about 15 mins, but then I started up little big planet 2 and got like 300mb and it took like 5.

    • http://twitter.com/Jared4wally Jared Walsh

      ps3 is junk there is no Support for the ps3 and they got hack two years ago it take long time bring back up there DUALSDHOCK suck.i am not a fan of the ps3 or 360

      • Nick Peck

        Yet someone else I will ask this too, why are you here then?

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

        ps3 being hacked was the best thing to happen this gen. it made them pull the finger out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      welcome to playstation 3, as someone who only switched over in the last few years i’d like to direct you to some quality titles

      I am assuming you live in NA, if you live in EU it’s a bit different though but still awesome ( usually better actually)

      First off get PSN+, 1 year is $50, and a promotion going on gives you an extra 3 months as well. With PSN+ you will get some good games free, as well as actual sales. 2 of the free games you will want are infamous 2 and little big planet 2, but they are free so at the very least add them to your cart and “checkout” in the store so you can download them whenever you want I recommend you check back every Wednesday at least for new free titles once they are tied to your account a long as you remain a PSN+ member you can download and play these titles.

      saleswise there isn’t much going on ps3 this week, a few weeks ago you missed the little big planet karting for $10 deal ( it’s a full game). the PSN store update tuesday night in the NA region.

      some quality titles on PSN are
      Fat princess (if you buy off best buys website it’s $8) for $15, it’s a fun title, play the demo though

      Dust 514, a free FPS shooter/MMOG hybrid. it’s only in beta but free for everyone who downloads it.

      If you are a final fantasy fan many of the classic titles are on sale right now even if you are not a PSN+ member, FF7 for example is $5 as well as 8 and 9. $5 seems like a lot but the disk version of the game for ps1 goes for like $20 in places, make sure it says “ps3″ when you buy it as some title are for psp or psvita only.

      the MMO DC universe online is free for all on ps3, the file is very large though and takes forever to download and update. if you like MMOs though it isn’t bad

      For PSN+ members (i’m looking at what we got at this point in time in NA) guardians of middle earth, darksiders 1, retro city rampage, quantum conundrum, dungeon defenders, pay day the heist, infamous 2 and little big planet 2 are all free for PSN+ members. there are other titles a well but seriously you should get all those titles.

      the way PSN+ works confuses people, but it’s simple to explain. free titles are free as long as you are a member, so if you stop paying, you can’t use the free titles, but anything you bought with $ on sale or not you keep. people call it rentals, but how many games do you have that you play for more than a month? the sample you get with PSN+ is phenomenal I have hardly bought anything for ps3 since getting PSN+ since I just get new games every few weeks.

      Oh yea something else you might wanna check out is PSN home, think of it as 2nd life or sort alike the sims I guess, you make a dude and visit areas play mini games ect. it’s kinda dumb but it can pass by some time, most of the stuff in PSNhome is free to an extent usually it’s like facebook game style cash shop, but there are some good things to look at like game videos.

  • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    Glad I held off buying dragonborn DLC :D

    • ElektroDragon

      Me too. $20 DLC is ridiculous.

      • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

        sales of the DLC must been poor if it on sale already for half of the price

  • Daniel Santos Mota

    I must say i hate almost all deals… But Dragonborn next week = OMFG.
    Thanks, guys!

  • m1nh0ca

    Games I’d like to see on sale (don’t know about you, guys):

    - The Cave (well it’s too new… I’ll just wait)
    - PID
    - Nights
    - Double Dragon Neon
    - After Burner Climax
    - Moon Diver
    - Rocket Knight

    I’d buy most, if not all of them.

    • http://twitter.com/_NeoStrayCat_ NeoStrayCat

      Quickie: Moon Diver did get a discount/sale from that one weekly special with a bunch of other good games, anything else from that list would be possible soon.

  • biankito

    Why can’t we get a mix of discounted DLC and Arcade games? XBL is packed with old arcade games that are really good and you never see them on sale, this goes for DLC content too.

    Its always the same recycling of content, there is nothing worth buying anymore here (which isn’t a good thing if I was you Microsoft).

    • Getsuga_Tensho

      They really should just permanently discount the prices of the content that keeps going on sale and then pull out various titles and dlc, old and new alike from their huge library of XBLA and Games on Demand titles. While they’re at it, they should highlight a few good indie games each week.

      There’s some fantastic titles in the indie games marketplace that could really do with being placed in the spotlight every now and then instead of being lost in the crowd of terrible games.

      • biankito

        At this point I don’t even think they care what goes on sale or not.

        Like the whole of XBL it just seems like its losing its steam, were seeing less content being released which could tie in to the future release of the next generation of consoles.

        Why they keep charging the same price for content and games released 2, 4 and even 6 years ago just goes to show the new era of digital only is going to stink.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

          PC digital has things much cheaper, it’s sad MS won’t even try to get similar prices. sadly i’m going to have to avoid the next xbox and get pc or the next playstation.

          • Getsuga_Tensho

            Yep but things have a chance to change next gen. The PC pricing market is very competitive and if the next Xbox is taking the route of forcing installs and activation keys then they’ll be forced to go down a similar route of allowing retailers and other sites to sell their content since they’ll need companies to stock their console. Activation keys would also force retailers into reducing prices and having more sales to gain an edge on their competitors.

            If the Steambox manages to improve their UI (the current big picture mode UI is really lackluster), gain some traction when it comes to media with a library of apps, movies and tv shows of their own then they could prove to be a serious competitor to Sony, MS and Nintendo in the living room. Depending on how well it does, it could force MS to rethink their pricing strategy next gen.

            If things don’t change, I’ll still be getting the next Xbox. As it is, I’m getting pretty invested in the Xbox ecosystem and I use the Kinect so much these days that it doesn’t feel right using a console without that functionality. Even just navigation is made easier for me as I have more options. Still I can see that won’t be enough for everyone and why people want to leave.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      I just wish people would look at the content steam and PSN+ members get compared to xbox. steam has amazing sales sometimes and PSN+ gets free games and great sales sometimes as well, steam is free and PSN+ is cheaper than a gold membership.

      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        Steam doesn’t intrest me in the slightest as I simply cannot stand PC gaming. To this very day, I havn’t even visited the GFWL or the official Steam website. What goes on with PC gaming is irrelevant to many of us here.
        As far as the Pathetic PSN+ service goes.. I’ve already compared that, and PSN+ offers little to no value to someone like me who is a collector who prefers physical media and doesn’t rent his games. LOL, what part of PSN being a lousy service don’t you understand eh? All the cons of using that console isn’t worth it being 100% free to me.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

          we get it you are a troll no one listens to you here or anywhere else take your fanboyism somewhere else.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Again confusing fanboyism with being a disgruntled customer? Grow up child. You would’nt last a minute with me in a debate on any the nonsense you go on about.
            So how bout that debate.. You have my GT.. “PSN Is Garbage”. I welcome it it.

        • fantomena

          Why can’t you stand PC gaming?

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            That’s a fair question.. scroll a little up on the page and check my reply to Bush O Conner.

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

          why do you hate steam? it works well. plug an xbox controller into a pc buy gta complete edition for about 10 euro on sale, and you get the same if not a better experience than playing it on the 360. and its free to play online with a silver xbox profile.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            It’s not so much I hate steam as much as the fact I hate PC gaming. There are alot of reasons. A huge part of this stems from the fact that I didn’t even get my first PC till I was 26 in 2000 and to be honest other than becoming proficient with the internet, email, etc, to this day I still know nothing about specs and never cared to learn. The reason why this younger generation is so much into it is because I honestly feel they are born with a silver spoon in their mouths by having a PC by the age of 3.

            Not bashing on those that enjoy PC gaming but to me, it’s not a viable gaming platform. I prefer accessability, ease of use and I just don’t like the content on PC compared to consoles. It’s a personal preference really and nothing more. To each their own though, I’m just not part of that PC gaming generation is all.

      • Nick Peck

        Not sure about you, but I never pay more that $35-40 for Xbl. PSN+ is decent, but when you stop paying, you no longer have the “free” games. It’s more like a rental service, however, it’s nice to at least DL and play free games.
        I still prefer XBL, and paying for it does not bother me one bit, but I really hope to see XBL do some stuff more like PSN+ / Steam in terms of deals and pricing soon or at least when the next xbox rolls out.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

          why would you stop paying for a service that gives you so much? also yea XBL goes on sale but you never take sale prices into account you go with MSRP. the MSRP of PSN+ and xbox gold is $50 and $60 respectively.

          If gold membership gave similar content for free as psn+ then it wouldn’t be bad, but as it stands now, the free service of PSN is on par with xbox’s paid service and the paid service on ps3 is vastly superior to the paid service of xbox.

        • Fred

          That’s true about the rentals, but lately PSN+ has been pretty aggressive with their sales, and those you get to keep. Thing is, I’m always checking for the free games, and then while there I check for the sales. Where I used to buy everything cross platform on the 360, now I’ve started to pick up a few PS3 titles. It was hard for me to get into the ecosystem, but now that I’m there they are giving me reasons to stick around.

          Don’t get me wrong: I have a ton of XBLA titles and will probably get a few more, but definitely alot less than I used to. Should I ever get a PC under my TV as well, then there will be a 3rd option.

          So I suppose what I’m saying to MS is: be more aggressive with some of the old titles that aren’t moving, and do a better job featuring them: these titles will be new to alot of people. Then maybe people will rediscover XBLA and start keeping an eye on the newer stuff.

    • Fred

      Absolutely agree. I used to download everything on XBLA and the Indie channel to try them out, but now I find myself checking out other services like PSN and Steam more and more. I still prefer XBLA, but every sale seems the same, and the content is all getting stale. I’m almost nostalgic about “the good old days” now…

      Worst thing is, there are so many great old arcade games that time seems to have forgotten, and yet they never go on sale. Go Go Break Steady, Shred Nebula, many many others… A sale on some of these titles might help remind people to check out XBLA a bit more, and maybe they’ll find some of the other games they missed.

      • Getsuga_Tensho

        I switched form the Xbox to Steam a few years ago and after about 2-3 years of it I found myself abandoning Steam and coming back to the Xbox 360 in December. There’s far more sales on Steam but if you’ve been there a while then you’ll notice that it has a similar problem to XBLA DOTW which is the same games tend to keep going on sale.

        With that said, there’s far more sale son PC but that blessing is also a curse since people tend to spend more, buying far more games than they’ll actually play leaving them with a huge backlog of games that they’ll for the most part not bother playing. It was a nice change of pace coming back to the Xbox as I felt I have to pick my purchases more carefully and it leads to me playing my games a lot more.

        It’s just a shame the DOTW sales are that bad these days that it’s not worth looking at most of the time. There’s arguments for both I suppose but XBLA deals are pretty lackluster as of late.

  • http://twitter.com/thejoeeffect Joseph Murphy

    These “sales” are essentially fillers until next-gen, wake me up when it all gets exciting

  • http://twitter.com/garrettyu That Guy

    Why not put the original Left 4 Dead: The Sacrifice DLC on sale since it is part of the Zombies theme? That DLC was never on sale. Still waiting…

    • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

      Ive been waiting for original L4D DLC discounts for years now ever since Ive became a Gold Member again, and they never did it, so I caved and bought The Sacrifice last month and Crash Course last August. Its obvious that Microsoft doesnt care for the first Left 4 Dead game, its all about L4D2.
      By the way, dont get the Sacrifice unless you have friends to play it with, its ridiculously hard on Normal at the finale.

  • http://twitter.com/rogXue Justin Forsythe

    ooo Dragonborn, you are officially at a price that I am willing to pay for you. looks like a good next few weeks coming up for me. Thanks for the update Major!

    • BostonSup

      When a “deal” equals the price it should have been in the first place, then something isn’t right. There are much too many DLC and XBLA games that are over priced. Not all, but more are than not. This must be fixed for the 720.

      • http://twitter.com/rogXue Justin Forsythe

        Agreed but sadly prices will only go up. Back at launch XBLA games were $5, now they are trying to push $20. All we can really do is vote with our wallets.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

          I miss cheap xbla games… uno was a great success.. but skyrim dlc is pretty big and worth the $20 price.

  • http://twitter.com/clixpt Ricardo

    Still no Halo 3 ODST on Demand? Geez!

    • Getsuga_Tensho

      They’re probably still deciding whether to be nice and bundle both ODST and the Halo 3 Multiplayer together or whether to sell them both separately for £25 a piece.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ReeferSutherlnd Stank Beard

      Again with ODST. Why such a demand for a bargain bin game?

  • http://twitter.com/TengenToppaa Lance D.U

    Does this “sales” team even exist or is it just an automated rota? Larry, don’t lie, you don’t pass on comments do you? nor do this so called team read it either, do they?

  • ElektroDragon

    50% off Dragonborn is nice. Meh at everything else.

  • http://twitter.com/ChicoEdge Chico Edge

    I bought Zombie Driver HD because I already had all of the other games on sale. Also picked up Tempest for $3. Not a great sale this week but the sales on PSN this week aren’t much better. I’ll be getting Critter Crunch just to buy something but there is nothing else there appealing to me. Kind of a meh week all around.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      PSN sales are pretty mediocre but we get closure for free and it looks like limbo to me. along with dust 514 which is free and guardians of middle earth(again free) which I haven’t played with I’m set this week.

  • http://twitter.com/ReprovedReaper André Svensson

    I knew I should have waited to buy Dragonborn….oh well

  • MacUser1986

    Dragonborn for me next week.

  • http://www.facebook.com/manuel.aranda.142687 Manuel Aranda

    Nice timing, was just getting ready to break down and buy Dragonborn, now you only get half my money! For anyone with the Sales & Specials + App you can get the following this week:

    Limbo 480

    Spelunky 480

    N+ 320

    Pretty good prices on these at least.

    • rhooper

      I’ve just posted it… didn’t see your comment before :-)
      But I agree that those are real deals…

    • Getsuga_Tensho

      Oh sweet, I didn’t know about this, thanks for posting! I’ve been wanting N+ to go on sale for a while now. I might even pick up Spelunky while I’m at it since it’s going to be at a reasonable price for once.

    • TheDoveOfPeace

      Nice one man! These are better than the actual Deal Of The Week….

    • Z4M0

      Awesome sales yet not avaliable to everyone or at least not to every gold subscriber as the app is region locked (I know it can be cheated but…)

    • http://twitter.com/rdfiasco Ryan Davis

      Yeah, good deals, but Limbo for $6 really isn’t all that great when you can get the Xbox arcade triple pack on sale from newegg for $10, which includes Limbo, Trials HD, and ‘Splosion Man.

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

    hmm what platform to buy aliens on today? has anyone played it yet

    • ungeheier

      Im going to suggest you read the reviews on that one. Its getting REALLY BAD reviews.

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

        nice one man will do, was looking forward to it and all.

  • http://twitter.com/GreenMistt Miller

    Oh wow… mind blown.
    Totally unrelated but this caught my eye (from major’s most recent retweet) “Halo 2 PC support extended through June 2013 while we investigate further support options”

    Further support… Lol, so it is coming to Steam then? Pretty sweet I guess.

    And for those who haven’t checked the sales and specials app;

    Limbo save 720msp
    Spelunky save 720msp
    N+ save 480msp

  • ungeheier

    “Capcom Arcade Cabinet”

    Is this the Arcade cabinet that’s supposed to be like Game Room that came out a while back? Does this include games, or is it just a shell?

  • rhooper

    Dudes, I know the DotW isn’t that good (it may appeal to somebody, but I didn’t like as well).

    To compensate, take a look at what we have at the Sales & Specials this week:

    Limbo for 480 MSP
    Spelunky for 480 MSP
    N+ for 320 MSP

    Personally, I think those deals are great!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

      great for the 10 people who don’t have limbo.

  • JamesValadez

    Discounts on Oblivion and Skyrim DLC again? Why not try a new game like Horizon or something? I’d be willing to drop points on some half off Horizon DLC, especially the Rally Expansion

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

    the skyrim dlc is just a price match of PSN nothing else is noteworthy, i’ve seen worse sales but this is hardly a good week. at least psn+ members get another free game this week it looks kinda like limbo so guess i’l download that.

  • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN BENNiJiN

    Oh boy zombies and Elder Scrolls stuff. Never seen that before.

  • Quaranj

    Looks like the Star Wars tables wont be coming until at least the 27th.

  • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

    Taking this long to put Origins Wolverine on Games On Demand? Funny.
    Slapping a $30 price tag on it? Hilarious!
    I would suggest people to get this awesome underrated game, but Dat Price is ridiculous!

    • Sanglant

      $30? lol i bought it new for $9 from Gamestop around Xmas 2011.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

        i got it for like 5 off amazon and never played it.

        • Sanglant

          its actually a pretty good SP

  • Chris Hofer

    I’m disappointed in these sales this week…more of the same zombie-type content that we’ve seen before. Guess I’ll be saving my MS points…again.

    I sure would like to know how the marketing team decides what content to put on sale each week. @XboxSupport keeps telling us to post to the Suggestion forums, but I don’t know how much of our suggestions are actually read…much less acted on. Seems to me they would rather put out repeated sales and stuff that nobody is interested in. {sigh}

  • JamesValadez

    Enough with the Elder Scrolls DLC discounts. Bring on discounts for a new game like Forza Horizon or discount newer arcade games like Mark of the Ninja and I Am Alive

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      forza horizon was $15 on black friday what more do you want.

      • JamesValadez

        No, I mean the Horizon DLC. I got the game on Black Friday, I just want the Rally Expansion but at 1600 it is way overpriced. If it was 800, then I would have bought it without a second though

  • http://twitter.com/duznot Brad Lavender

    I am a PS3 user who would like to justify his purchase! I come here to bash Microsoft!

    I am a 360 owner who is disappointed with the current sales! I come here to bash Microsoft!

    I am an Internet Badass who wants to argue about whose console service is THE BEST! I come here to bash everyone who disagrees with me!

    Every! Single! Week!

    • Sanglant

      “I am a 360 owner who is disappointed with the current sales! I come here to bash Microsoft!” they have a right to, the rest don’t

  • http://twitter.com/Chunky_2336 Adrian Torres

    why was the skyrim DLC discounted listing removed?

  • http://twitter.com/KellyNUTS Kelvin Rigon

    You fanboys dont even need to compare, if the X360 was the ONLY system out there for games, this would still be a pathetic deal!!
    Also can u PSN+ lads tell me if me that if you gt a game for free on PSN+, if your sub runs out and u dont go back to PSN+ you cant play the game, but do the trophies still stay on your PSNid for that/those games?

    • Jordan Mcdonald

      yep

  • Sanglant

    Call of Duty zombie pictures are part of the DOTW but not the Black Ops zombie DLC? lol k

  • Sanglant

    I’ll be honest, I read the first line of your comment, then the first line of point 4…i scrolled through the rest without reading it. but I approve based on what i did read because that’s all that really needed to be said. if the rumors surrounding the next gen Xbox are true, MS has seriously misunderstood its customer base and may get a very rude awakening.

    • BlinkFandango

      Here the tl;dr version:
      1. It can’t be that hard to come up with good sales, Steam does it all the time.
      2. Games and DLC (from the small amount of research I did) sell better when they are permanently discounted (i.e. number of sales will basically triple if prices are cut in half).
      3. Games on demand should not be so expensive, the best way to compete with used games is to make the digital version cheaper than the used copy.
      4. $60 a year should be to pay for free games and good deals, not apps I can get for free on other consoles.

      • Sanglant

        I agree with Point 2 & 3, don’t care about Point 1, and Point 4 I don’t agree with although I would love to hear a detailed explanation, backed up with some facts, re: what exactly we are paying for with that $60.

        • BlinkFandango

          Yeah, I don’t really care as much about 1 if they can get 2 and 3 right, but since they don’t know how to do 2 and 3 correctly, I have to include 1. (Having 1 is always going to be a nice bonus).

          Also, not sure if any of the deals team actually read this thread, but I am looking into picking up Yar’s Revenge and D&D: Daggerdale since they were among a list a good games that were permanently discounted, so props for that. Also, for those who have access to the sales and specials app, there are some good deals there, although the games have been discounted before (I got Limbo and Spelunky when they went on sale, Spelunky was on sale really recently).

 
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