March 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
Kinect Sports Gems: Wave 3  12-Mar  
Ping Pong 12-Mar 240
10 Frame Bowling 12-Mar 240
Penalty Saver 12-Mar 240
     
Darkstalkers Resurrection  13-Mar 1200
Alien Spidy  20-Mar 800
     
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Dead Space 3 Awakened  12-Mar 800
Dead Space 3 First Contact Pack  12-Mar 400
Dead Space 3 Witness the Truth Pack  12-Mar 400
Dead Space 3 1609  12-Mar 160
Dead Space 3 EG-900 SMG  12-Mar 160
Sleeping Dogs: Year of the Snake  12-Mar 560
Scott Pilgrim: Online Multiplayer+Wallace Pack  13-Mar 400
Minecraft Skin Pack #4  13-Mar 160
Assassin’s Creed 3 The Betrayal  19-Mar 800
Gears of War: Judgment Season Pass  19-Mar 1600
Tomb Raider: Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack  19-Mar 400
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Grand Theft Auto IV  12-Mar to 18-Mar  
GTA IV GonD   Varies by region
GTA IV Lost and Damned   400 (50% off)
GTA IV Ballad of Gay Tony   800 (50% off)
     
Ubisoft 19-Mar to 25-Mar  
Assassin’s Creed Revelations The Lost Archive   400 (50% off)
Assassin’s Creed Revelations Mediterranean Traveler Map Pack   400 (50% off)
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Da Vinci Disappearance   400 (50% off)
Assassin’s Creed 2 Bonfire of the Vanities & Secret Locations   280 (50% off)
 Bonfire of the Vanities & Secret Locations Battle of Forli   160 (50% off)
Beyond Good & Evil   400 (50% off)
Rayman 3 HD   400 (50% off)
Might and Magic Clash of Heroes   600 (50% off)
Outland   400 (50% off)
Prince of Persia Epilogue   400 (50% off)
Splinter Cell Conviction – Deniable Ops: Insurgency   400 (50% off)
Mad Riders   400 (50% off)
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Square Enix Publisher Sale 12-Mar to 18-Mar Up to 50% off
Brave: The Video Game  12-Mar to 18-Mar Varies by region
Haunt  19-Mar to 25-Mar 320 (60% off)
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Dark Souls Prepare to Die  12-Mar  
Motion Explosion  12-Mar  
Binary Domain  12-Mar  
Winter Stars  12-Mar  
F1 Race Stars  12-Mar  
Never Dead  12-Mar  
KINECT RUSH: A Disney PIXAR Adventure  12-Mar  

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

Edit: Corrected released date of Scott Pilgrim game add-on

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

  • http://twitter.com/MASSD0MINATI0N Marcel

    Some nice deals this week. Still hoping for ME3 Omega dlc to go on sale soon though.

  • Getsuga_Tensho

    Lots of stuff there which is nice to see and I’m looking forward to seeing if the Square Enix sale has anything decent. One disappointment though, GTAIV……again. I’ve lost count with the number of times it’s been on sale now, older titles that haven’t been seen in a long time would be nice.

  • http://twitter.com/CraziedZombies Josh Cox

    i have seen it and don’t know much about DarkStalkers Resurrection, but can’t wait to try it out plus might look at these deals and get the new map pack for Tomb Raider other then that don’t see much else for me

  • http://twitter.com/fallouthirteen x

    Oh come on, GTA IV yet again? Really? And while at least Ubisoft doesn’t seem to go on sale every month like some items, it still has sales pretty often. And the Gears Judgment season pass is actually listed right now on the marketplace, while the Scott Pilgrim DLC still isn’t on my recent add-ons list.

  • TheRequiem95

    Anyone know what is included in the Square Enix sale?

    • http://twitter.com/superberde superberde

      Square Enix Publisher Sale:

      via canIhasAnAccount – NeoGAF
      —–

      All Zombies Must Die! – 400msp (was 800)
      Geon – 400msp (was 800)
      Lara Croft: GoL – 600msp (was 1200)
      –Challenge Pack 1: All The Trappings – 200msp (was 400)
      –Challenge Pack 3: A Hazardous Reunion – 200msp (was 400)
      –Raziel & Kain Character Pack – 200msp (was 400)
      Mensa Academy – 400msp (was 800)
      Mini Ninja Adventures – 400msp (was 800)
      Puzzle Arcade – 400msp (was 800)

      Battlestations: Pacific
      –Carrier Battles Map Pack – 280msp (was 560)
      –Mustang Unit Pack – 80msp (was 160)
      –Volcano Map Pack – 280msp (was 560)

      Brave – 800msp/10$ (was 2400/30$) US price, check your region

      Deus Ex: Human Resources – 1200msp/15$ (was 2000/25$) US price, check your region
      –Explosive Mission Pack – 120msp (was 240)
      –Tactical Enhancement Pack – 80msp (was 160)
      –The Missing Link – 600msp (was 1200)

      F1 Race Star
      –Europe track – 240msp (was 400)
      –India track – 240msp (was 400)

      Far Cry 3
      –Deluxe Bundle DLC – 400msp (was 800) (this will probably end sooner than the other. Buy now if you want it)

      Just Cause 2
      –Black Market Aerial pack – 80msp (was 160)
      –Black Market Boom pack – 80msp (was 160)

      Kane and Lynch 2 – 1600msp/20$ (was 3200/40$) US price, check your region
      –Alliance Weapon Pack – 120msp (was 240)
      –Doggie Bag – 280msp (was 560)
      –Multiplayer Masks Pack – 80msp (was 160)

      Mini Ninjas – 800msp/10$ (was 1600/20$) US price, check your region

      Sleeping Dogs – 1600msp/20$ (was 3600/45$) US price, check your region ( 9,99 €uros !!!!!!! )
      –Deep Undercover Pack – 120msp (was 240)
      –Dragon Master Pack – 320msp (was 640)
      –GSP Pack – 120msp (was 240)
      –High Roller Pack – 120msp (was 240)
      –Martial Arts Pack – 120msp (was 240)
      –Movie Masters Pack – 80msp (was 160)
      –Nightmare In North Point Pack – 280msp (was 560)
      –Police Protection Pack – 120msp (was 240)
      –Retro Triad Pack – 80msp (was 160)
      –Square Enix Character Pack – 80msp (was 160)
      –Tactical Soldier Pack – 80msp (was 160)
      –Triad Enforcer Pack – 120msp (was 240)

      Supreme Commander – 1200msp/15$ (was 2400/30$) US price, check your region

      Tomb Raider Anniversary – 800msp/10$ (was 1600/20$) US price, check your region

      Tomb Raider Underworld – 800msp/10$ (was 1600/20$) US price, check your region
      –Beneath the Ashes – 400msp (was 800)
      –Lara’s Shadow – 400msp (was 800)

      • m1nh0ca

        Every time I see Lara Croft: GoL (and I’d say it occurred lots of times) I feel so stupid…

        Why? Because I bought it at full price :-/

      • TheRequiem95

        Sweet. Thank you kindly.

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

        what about hitmen

      • ElektroDragon

        Thank goodness someone around here isn’t too lazy to post the details.

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

        Didn’t they have this exact same sale a month ago?

  • m1nh0ca

    Somebody, please, bomb the people rolling on the floor laughing of us after they put GTA IV on sale again!

    C’mon, guys, if you want to sell GTA content put it for everybody… and NOT AS A DEAL OF THE WEEK ONLY FOR THE GOLD MEMBERS!

    • http://twitter.com/fcviotto Fernando Coli Viotto

      At least they also put Square Enix Publisher Sale as an option this time… but yeah, I agree with you.

    • fantomena

      Ubisoft also has a sale on PSN on the US store starting today (don’t if it’s up yet). Not are there more games on sale there, but if you also are a Plus member, it’s way more cheaper than this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/chris.grub.5 Chris Grub

      GTAIV is hacked so hard in online multiplayer it’s ridiculous.

      • VixVox

        Iknow right? i love modding it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.walk.9 Douglas Walk

      c,mon we gotta get some kinda bonus for our subscription fee. stop bein cheap and go gold!

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

        We are almost all gold here man, and we are claiming because we are not paying the subscription fee to see the damn same thing dozen times instead a new deal!

        • m1nh0ca

          Yes, that’s the point.
          I guess he misunderstood… anyway, there’s margin for this in the way I wrote.

    • Z4M0

      GTA, RDR, etc. Deal of The Year. Only avaliable 12 times a year, grab those discounts NOW !!1!

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

      Where is Major comment that “I will share your opinions to the team”
      I missed this stupids deals of the WEAKS without the classic Major’s quote! (sarcasm)

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

    GTA dlc’s goes to “deal” for 9th time. RIDICULOUS!!!

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

      what’s the next weeks sales? bioshock dlcs AGAIN too?

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

        Nah brah, Red Dead Redemption. Gotta get that Zombie DLC for the uptenth time.
        >_>

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

      who in the world gave you a thumbs down for telling the truth? must be a troll.

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

        Trolls, retards and fanboys. We are sure for that!

  • ChinoM

    Metal Gear Rising VR Mission DLC was released today for 240msp. It’s not available in US though.

  • Clattus

    Oooh Scott Pilgrim, for realsies this time? 0-0

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

    the “team” is a joke and should be fired. gta every other month? this is shameful.

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

      100% sure that the entire team are casuals ONLY and spend more time using the 360 netflix and nonsense services instead gaming!

    • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.walk.9 Douglas Walk

      ive had live for a year and this is the first time the gta add-ons have been on sale

      • VixVox

        you are wrong

      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        Actually I respected what you had to say untill I read this. You obviously haven’t been checking out the deals of the week every tuesday.. If you did you would know that GTA4 stuff has been on sale a bare minimum of atleast a half dozen times, probably more that I can remember.
        Sorry Doug, but you’re wrong here bud.

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

        You accessed your 360 last year EVERY tuesday/wednesday to see the DOTW? Because I’m sure you did not.

        • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.walk.9 Douglas Walk

          okay waht country are you all living in?

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

            I and the others live in Mars, this is why we are getting wrong stuff and you the “right” deals.

          • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.walk.9 Douglas Walk

            blow yourself

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

            sorry, I can’t

          • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.walk.9 Douglas Walk

            are you that arrogant that you cant possibly conceive of the idea that you dont know what the deals are in every country on the planet?

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

            You are offending a bunch of users right here and “I am a arrogant?”

            LOL
            And I understand the deals more than you, sorry dude ^^

        • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.walk.9 Douglas Walk

          im on my xbox everyday fool, its called bein a hardcore gamer. and yes, i check sales and specials once a week it takes what like 2 minutes?

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

            you “thinked” that saw the sales and special once a week, because only last year they done three times.
            PS: “fool” are who put you in this world.

          • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.walk.9 Douglas Walk

            “thinked”? seriously? thats some good grammer your using there

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

            I think you understand (” “) or I need mention the word sarcasm too?

  • MilkyTee

    lol, they take the easy way out and put GTAIV on sale again.

    If it was 10 euro, I might actually consider it, but it’s €15 even though it’s priced at $9.99. So in reality, owners in the Eurozone should be getting it for 6 or 7 euro. Forget about it.

    PS4 can’t come soon enough, I’m sick of this sh*t.

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

      seriously. i never thought i would say i but i am moving to the ps4 first next time around just to give them a chance. microsoft doesn’t care about the gamer community. i will also be changing my name.

    • Thânia Santos

      you are not the only one thinking like that…
      xbox 360 started as the best of this generation,
      it is now the worst…
      next gen, I’ll be with sony and steam
      with some nintendo in the corner.

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

    i bet major nelson laughs every time he sees the gta 4 content for the deals. but i wonder if he is laughing at us or with us?

  • http://www.facebook.com/xfreak89 Nicholas Schmidt

    for the last few weeks ive been checking every tuesday for the new deals and they arent even up! i click on the deal button on the dashboard and i just see the last weeks deals… sometimes they dont show up til next day… this is bullshit, i am annoyed.

    this is unrelated but i saw someone else post it so i thought id say, i am moving to sony come next gen. a game company that actually cares about games.

    • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.walk.9 Douglas Walk

      sony dont care about anything but money, the ps4 promo didnt even show the console. they just wanted to get something out before microsoft. “oh okay so its got a stupid looking controller… der.. i think ill pre-order it” IDIOT!!

      • VixVox

        the controller looks awesome dude

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

        sony showed more exclusives in that 1 day then we have gotten the last 3 years from MS.

  • http://twitter.com/_josHaas_ ɾosɥ ɥɐɐs

    Okay Microsoft…if I finally buy GTA IV will you stop putting it on sale every other week?

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

      Don’t encourage them. All it takes is one fool to buy it and they’l keep doing it, since one sale means, “it worked”.

  • http://twitter.com/fcviotto Fernando Coli Viotto

    My comments:
    GTA IV and DLCs should be reduced to the promotion price forever
    Battlestation Pacific DLCs have a better price now;
    IMO all Assassins Creed DLCs are still overpriced;
    Might and Magic Clash of Heroes is a very nice game;
    Outland is amazing. Grab this now!
    Prince of Persia Epilogue is pretty easy but a beautiful game if you want to wander around nice scenarios

    Sleeping Dogs!!! I want this :D

    Does anyone recommend the DLC Deniable Ops: Insurgency for Splinter Cell?

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

      Sleeping Dogs has a ton of DLC though. Guess it’s better to wait to a GOTY edition or something like that. But if you are in a hurry to play it, this price is amazing.

  • http://twitter.com/PriusGuy2004 Chris Hofer

    It’s sad that I’m actually spending my points I earn from Bimg Searches on non-sale DLC compared to these deals…mainly because I have purchased these deals before. So tired of seeing repeats!

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

    do you know

    DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION in canada is 19.99 and the U.S.A Is 14.99 i am not mad $5 off who cares i am not mad the dlc is right price anyway

  • http://twitter.com/James_H99 James

    Put good games on demand. Example: PES13 or Battlefield 3.

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

    What exactly is 1609 for Dead Space 3?

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

    damn it where is THQ sale i want to help them now i love THQ

    • MilkyTee

      THQ have gone to publisher heaven, you can’t help them.

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

      THQ is dead.

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

    Scott Pilgrim DLC is too little, too late, too expensive. And another GTA IV sale. really? Really? REALLY?

  • MilkyTee

    Actually, apologies Deal team, I just saw the contents of the Squeenix Pub sale there. Some great stuff; Sleeping Dogs for €9.99? Bought.

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

      I think is better only say thanks to Square-Enix. The truth is the deal team don’t care about the hardcores here.

  • BlinkFandango

    This is a joke, right? GTA again? And next week’s sale is stuff that has already been on sale a million times, as have the stuff in the Square Enix sale. I even got Haunt for free. I thought MS learned after last week’s sales, but I guess they haven’t. Can’t wait to get my Wii U.

    • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.walk.9 Douglas Walk

      hahahaha good luck getting any decent games on your wii U come november. FOOL

  • kriegir

    Lol you sales ppl are funny

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

    Either release the Scott Pilgrim DLC for free or don’t release it at all! Five dollars to patch an online mode to an old dead game, get real. But wait, it comes with a character, oooh ahhh! Can’t make that a separate content now can we? Every freakin time the DLC is announced, it keeps getting delayed for another month or so for no reason at al!.
    And GTAIV Deals again?!
    Oh and nice job not telling people the release date of the DMC Vergil DLC. If it was Gears of Wars: Judgment, you’ll be all over that, though. >_>

  • fundcappy

    Grand Theft Auto IV again? Really? What on earth is wrong with the people who run the deal of the week? Do they not care or are they incompetent? Whoever you are, you should be ashamed of yourself and go jump off a bridge.

  • ryder4life22187

    i expected red dead redemption but just as well it’s brother in crime GTAIV again.

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

    Well, the GTAIV sale is awful and somebody should be punished for that. However, the PSN sale this week isn’t too hot either and your Square-Enix sale has some decent stuff in it. Just try harder, deals team. I know you can do better.

  • Hugoku

    GTA? No words can express my disbelief.

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

    I may pick up the GTA dlc

  • Sanglant

    Splinter Cell DLC should be 400msp permanently, not for a week. MS just doesn’t get it

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

      it should be 80 msp at this point. $1 for DLC for an old game isn’t too bad, you can get the game cheaper than the DLC at this point.

  • http://twitter.com/KodoSoup Davide

    dark souls isn’t among the games on demand yet

  • http://twitter.com/KodoSoup Davide

    hmm, the dark souls version that is available from today on the marketplace is not the prepare to die edition, it is the “standard” one. You might want to correct that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Dr4gons.fury Dagon Furey

      I’ve been looking at this. I thought they just added the standard cover to it on purpose but it does look like the one on demand is the actual standard version as there is no mention at all of it being the prepare to die edition..

      If it were the prepare to die edition then £14.99 is a bargain.

      • http://twitter.com/KodoSoup Davide

        No mention at all indeed. Now, unless they are trying to trick us, it is certainly the standard edition.

  • JamesValadez

    Come on, Major. GTA IV stuff has been on the DotW far too many times now to be considered a deal. The add-ons should be permanently discounted at this point, same with a lot of older DLC and Games on Demand. Like others have said, I’m seriously considering moving to PS4 for my next gen gaming since it is supposed to be 50% stronger than the 720 and because Xbox Live has become a joke. The PSN offers what XBL does for free, and PSN+ is much better than XBL now.

    You guys need to step it up because virtually no one is happy with all your attention focused on casuals, the ads cluttering up the Dashboard, and the lack of new IPs. You started out the strongest, but now you’ve fallen behind. The Ultimate Game Sale was a step in the right direction, keep going with things like that and you’ll regain a lot of customer trust

    • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.walk.9 Douglas Walk

      who are you getting your info from? 50% stronger? they wont even show any in game footage its all been P.C. made CGI. theyre jus desperate cause 720 will have same specifications but be £100 cheaper.

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

        please continue to make stuff up. killzone SF was on the ps4, the only game that was shown to be played on PC was watch dogs, which was on hardware with similar specs, which means, it will play and look the same as what was shown.

      • Sanglant

        he’s basing it on the rumors of specs, yet to be debunked by either company, but I think he’s got his facts wrong. the PS4 specs were rumored to allow a higher maximum graphical output, but i don’t think it was anywhere near 50%. he also needs to take into consideration that cross-platform games will be limited to the lesser specs as far as what you can do with the game just like the current gen games were. its not the PS4 will have HD while the Xbox will not, and even in this gen, the graphical difference between PS3 and Xbox 360 wasn’t all that spectacular with cross-platform games especially after the AAA games allowed HD installs. this guy seems to think that the difference in PS4 vs Xbox will be like PC vs consoles…which it won’t be. what consumers will be motivated by is the differences in what you get for the $60 u pay for PSN+ vs Xbox Live, which exclusive game franchises they prefer, and whether they really need to save the $60 per year that you do with the basic PSN. bottom line is Microsoft is going to lose a decent portion of their gaming population if they don’t make adjustments that appeal to core gamers…which I doubt they will because they seem to be focusing marketing their brand at families and parents moreso than core gamers. There is a reason for such marketing strategy, but it could backfire on them in the short run so much that impacts what appears to be a long run marketing strategy.

        • JamesValadez

          I thought the PS4 was slated to be 50% stronger since the rumor specs list the PS4 being able to push ~1.84 teraflops whereas the 720 is somewhere around ~1.23. But I might be remembering the figures wrong or the website has the wrong specs. I know that the next generation will be limited by the lower specs, but if the PS4 is stronger then it will get the better looking version of games or an altered game engine with better draw distance, physics, etc.

          Exactly. Microsoft hasn’t shown much reason to stick with them next generation since their exclusives are lacking and Xbox Live is losing ground where PSN is gaining it.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Lets hope they turn things around because the PS3 has been a disaster for developers and 80 to 90% of all multiplats are superior on the 360. I could go either way next gen but I’m sure as hell not abandoning the brand that gives me 4x faster download speeds and installations, cross game chat, better OS and file system and a much more secure network. I don’t trust PS3 with anything having had my HDD fail on me 4 times due to the peice of garbage freezing up in the browser and XMB.
            If anything Sony should be getting their act together and not allowing backwards compatibility for PS3 and every other PSN purchased title isn’t a good start IMO.

          • JamesValadez

            The PS3 has been hard for developers to program for because of the unique structure of the Cell processor. But now that they are going with a traditional octa-core processor, this removes the difficulty of programming for the system. Also, cross game chat is going to be added since they have plenty of fast GDDR5 RAM for the system to use. Was the hard drive the stock one or did you replace it? I mostly ask because replacing the drive and having that one fail doesn’t necessarily mean that the PS3 itself is bad, just that you might have been getting lemon drives.

            The removing backwards compatibility is unfortunate, but I think it was inevitable since they ditched the Cell processors. Anyway, I think Gaikai is supposed to be working on a way to stream PS3 games or something along those lines.

            I’m not championing the PS4, but I’m a lot more realistic about the next generation and not just sticking with brand loyalty.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Im still very skeptical of Gaikai but I’m hoping for the best. To me the best news in the Feb 20th announcement was the fact that they said they have completed changed the archetecture of the system and it will be more developer friendly.

            The issue with my HDD failing was with the 80Gig MGS fat console. It was a Seagate HDD with the correct RPM (the same one sony uses) and this happened 4 times. I got the “Database must be rebuilt message” and it basically defragmented my HDD and I ended up losing my gamesaves and my media. Good thing I backed them up to USB. So to answer your question, no It wasn’t a stock one but I spent weeks researching the hdd upgrade process and I know the HDD was fine.

            To be honest I’m not happy with alot of things MS is doing either and while my investment with this console keeps me intresting in staying with the brand I could go either way next gen.

          • JamesValadez

            I’m hoping for the best too. I want it to actually turn out well so Microsoft is forced to raise their game too. Competition breeds innovation, and the industry has stagnated in recent years. It should keep development costs down too since it is so similar to PC architecture.

            Weird. Sounds like you just had some bad luck with hard drives. That does suck though. I could go either way too. I’m just hoping Microsoft keeps backwards compatibility since I don’t want to lose my 360 library a few years down the road.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Exactly, I’m so glad we agree. Competition is always good for both companies as well as us consumers!

            I don’t know what the deal was with my Seagate 320gig but I’m sure there has to be some explanation. Backwards compatibility is even more important now since consoles don’t last forever anymore. I honestly don’t see the trouble in making our digital PSN games and XBLA games transfer over though. Disk based games I can understand however.

            Anyhow it’s been a good discussion but I have to go. Happy gaming man!

          • JamesValadez

            That, and the fact that this has been the longest console generation so far. So most people have been able to amass a bigger library than in previous generations, making backwards compatibility a bigger selling point/deal. I think the problem, at least for the PSN games since it’s just speculation for the 720 at this point, is that they were written for a vastly different architecture so the same code on a PS4 won’t run. They could try to brute force it, but I don’t think the PS4 has enough power to do so since emulation for the last gen is heavily taxing on high end gaming PCs.

            You too. Hope to see you around XBL

    • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

      LOL PSN+ is a rental service that holds no value for someone like me. Someone who is a collector and likes to actually own the games he owns.. not renting them on layaway lol. I also would never want a digital version of a disk based game anyhow. I can see why it might hold value for young children with no money but PSN+ doesn’t hold a candle to XBL when I consider all the cons of using PSN as a whole to begin with.

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

        calling it a rental service doesn’t detract from the fact that it is vastly superior to xbox gold.

        • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

          Actually my friend I suggest you go back to school and learn what the difference is between fact and opinion. It is an UNDENIABLE FACT that PSN+ is a rental service while it is just your opinion that it’s vastly superior to gold. The cons of gaming on the PS3 in general will always outshine a few measley game rentals used to make up for Sony’s own shortcomings to me.

          The problem here Curtis is that you fail to see my point of veiw at all where as I can totally see where you are coming from. See my point?

          • JamesValadez

            PSN+ may be a rental service but you have to admit that the PSN has grown considerably since the beginning of the generation while Xbox Live has at least stagnated, but more accurately worsened. Anyway, even though you may not to rent games digitally, it does hold a good value for lots of other people who don’t care about having a physical copy of the game.

            Anyway, friend, PSN has risen to Xbox Live Gold standards over the last few years. This is made more apparent by Xbox Live getting hacked repeatedly through FIFA and the ads, despite remaining the same price.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            I’m trying to understand your take on this but I’m just not seeing it. Yes it has improved alot by adding in game XMB, apps and a few other features but it still isn’t on par with XBL when it comes to features and performance of the online network itself.
            To be fair, I do totally understand your point and why you and many others see value it though and I’m not knocking anyone for disagreeing with me. But atleast you can understand my point, and that alone is more than I can say for others.
            I will say this though, XBL has never been down for me and the service was never hacked despite what I’ve read about this so called 2 week downtime during xmas a few years back. I’m not saying it didn’t happen for others but I will say this. I have been logging into xbl every single day since Nov. 22, 2005 and XBL has never been down for me for even a day. A couple hours yeah but I never once had it happen for more than that.
            I really don’t know why I wasn’t affected but neither were my friends in California or Nevada. I’m sure there has to be an explaination though.
            Thanks for the reply, I understand where you are coming from as well! :)

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

            your point of view is, its a rental service so xbox gold is better, because it’s nothing at all, the only notable thing XBL does better is party chat which IS in the ps4 so your arguments have never been taken seriously. you keep trying to downplay the free games implying they are meanless or meager, I have bought since i got my ps3 1 year of PSN+ and I have gotten more from them than the last 5 years of xbox live gold. why? because calling them rentals doesn’t limit your gameplay.

            I got psn+ and i can play any of the psn+ games i have gotten as long as i’m a member, between infamous 2 just cause 2 and little big planet 2 alone I have gotten more value than xbox gold the last 2 years, this doesn’t mention the sales which, get this, are more than just GTA IV all the time. the sales you keep even if you let your subscription lapse.

            EA and ubisoft have put PS3 (and soon to be PS4) as their lead platforms, so the times exclusive that fanboys rave about so much for some reason probably won’t happen, both companies have been putting sony exclusive stuff at launch. this doesn’t even mention the library of first title games that sony has in it’s arsenal.

            what’s your other complaint? oh yea no voice messages.. who the heck cares?

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            My point of view is that it’s a rental service so XBL gold must be better? Are you dyslexic or something because you are having a very difficult time interpreting anything a sound logical person like myself has to say.
            The only notable thing XBL does better is party chat? Are you in denial or just completely stupid?

            Let me educate you on the things you dont see:
            1. Demos for every game, no exceptions VERY BIG DEAL
            2. 4x faster download speeds and installations
            3. Better developer support across the board.. which explains why you don’t see great games like Shadow complex on PSN.
            4. Voice messaging.

            Just because you might be an anti social hermit like the majority of PSN members, don’t you dare go brushing off not having voice messaging as something trivial because it isn’t and everyone who has spent ample time on XBL will destroy your argument in a heartbeat, myself included.

            Get off your high horse and quit believing others agree with you because they don’t. LBP and the rest of the PS3 exclusives don’t intrest me in the slightest, and to be honest, I havn’t bought an EA game in over 5 years and wouldn’t buy their products in a cold day in hell. You say EA and Ubisoft are both in bed with sony? Good, because Sony needs all the help they can get.
            Curtis if you ever wanted to step outside this little realm of yours here, you are more than welcome to have a Civil debate with me anytime over XBL. I honestly don’t believe you would fair very well my friend. :)

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

            1 is true
            2. isn’t true, though installing is slow
            3 lol youarenaidiot
            4. why is that such a big deal.

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

            man what have you got against playstation anyway??

            you say in every post, Demo’s for every game.. nope not on xbox or playstation you want a demo for every game you hit the modding scene. which on xbox is easier.

            4x faster download nope, i done the tests a few weeks ago and psn was 30 seconds faster than xbox downloading castle crashers which on ps3 is 10mb bigger.

            i would take you serious but with the name you have, i think you’re just trolling

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            I have alot against the Playstation because it fails miserably on so many levels. Rather than waste my time here, I can discuss this with you briefly over the mic if you like. Much easier to get my point across.

            While I have no reason to call you a liar, you have no reason to call me one either. XBL downloads 4x faster than PSN. It has been like this when I was living in Colorado and Nevada as well.. the same as it was in California bud. I have done extensive tests as well and the PSN is consistantly slow in every regard.. whether it’s loading up a bluray, waiting for a download or waiting for an installation. Everything about the PS3 is a waiting game when compared to the 360. I’m not trying to toot my own horn here either. I’m telling you the truth from my experience and I have many other people from California including my IT guy who all claim the same.. same thing with people I met at E3 and the same thing even the PS3 fanboys admit to at my local gamestop. Maybe you should be reading what I have to say with an open mind and give me the same benefit of the doubt I give you when you say PSN is faster than XBL. Just because I find it hard to believe does that give me the right to dismiss what you say as BS? Trust me, everything I have ever said about the PS3 is justified, did you ever think of that?

            If you have a problem with my user name that’s a personal problem on your end. I stand by the fact that PSN is Garbage compared to XBL but that doesn’t mean I’m here to troll. Maybe you should judge someone on how they behave here instead of judging them on their user name.

          • http://twitter.com/salsanvaz Salvador Sandoval V.

            Jesus dude, get a tampon, you’re spilling all over the comment section

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            Jesus dude, I’m glad you seem to care enough to reply. Makes my day when butthurt people such as yourself go out of their way to post a snarky comment. Too bad you couldn’t make a rational reply if you tried. :)

  • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

    So I put my faith in something unknown
    I’m living on such sweet nothing
    But I’m tired of hope with nothing to hold
    I’m living on such sweet nothing

    And it’s hard to learn
    And it’s hard to love
    When you’re giving me such sweet nothing
    Sweet nothing, sweet nothing
    You’re giving me such sweet nothing

    And it’s not enough to tell me that you care
    When we both know the words are empty air
    You give me nothing
    Nothing

  • Agusia

    I was hoping for some Arcade games… well, at least we have the Square-Enix sale :-)

  • Agusia

    Hey! Aren’t you updating the Sales & Specials app? This is the 3rd week in a row we have Bionic Commando as offer…

    • Thânia Santos

      yes, this was my safe haven for 2 YEARS(!!!) of mediocre deals.
      Scratch n match deals were often (always?) better.
      Did they found out we were all going there, running away from those bad deals?
      and then decided to stop this service?

      • http://twitter.com/FineMaltLiquor Ricky Ricardo

        amazing since the app hasnt even been out a year yet.

      • mauszx

        i didn’t find the app.

  • http://www.facebook.com/UnrealBermuda Iman Irt

    Gears judgment season pass on 19 march? then what was the VIP pass that I bought today?

  • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.walk.9 Douglas Walk

    all you idiots going on about moving to Sony for the next console, your idiots. seriously why do you think they refused to show the console? and the “games” they showed were fake. id rather give microsoft all my money than some foreign company thats pretending to care, at least theyre honest about just wanting my cash.

    • Getsuga_Tensho

      You mean all 3 people? You could easily have replied to them instead of just trying to get noticed at the top. The games they showed were demos for the presentation but they were more than likely running on the engines and hardware that we’ll be getting at the end of the year. I like both companies and I find it a bit petty that your sole reason for giving MS your money instead of Xbox is because Sony isn’t a US company.

      • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.walk.9 Douglas Walk

        im not american either

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

      if MS cared so much why hasn’t there been a new IP aside kinect games since like 2008? MS stopped caring half a decade ago, there will be hundreds of thousands of people switching to the next playstation unless they get their act together.

      • Sanglant

        there is currently a AAA IP being made in Vancouver by a 1st party MS studio for the next gen

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

          1 whole ip? they need half a dozen to compete at this point.

          • Sanglant

            I didn’t say it was impressive, but if they release another AAA MP IP, it could make a big difference. I’ve always stated the 360 was a MP gamers’ console, the PS3 was a single-player gamer’s console. idk anyone that owns both and used the PS3 for MP, and all the PS3 users I know in real life use it for single player games and would be consider a casual gamer. Halo, Gears, and TBD AAA MP will be enough to compete with Uncharted, God of War, and Infamous. I’d rather have Forza over Gran Turismo. The only thing Sony offers me that Xbox can’t compare to is MLB: The Show. I never cared for Killzone, and I don’t think its much of a game changer for gamers choosing based on exclusive, nor are the other exclusives Sony has IMO

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

            you can almost argue that point well, but killzone little big planet dust 514 and now god of war with multiplayer would like to disagree, also we got DC universe online and free realms MMOs

            if xbox wants to compete they need something that isn’t a shooter, or a whole new look at shooters, if they took gears of war and made a game similar to that of fallout new vegas i the gears universe it would be awesome, but chances are this new IP will be just another generic shooter, or worse, a kinect game.

    • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

      ‘MURICA

      • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.walk.9 Douglas Walk

        im not bloody american

    • Sanglant

      fake games? lol some foreign company? lol refused to show the console? lol Xbox hasn’t revealed its next console either. choosing one next-gen system over another at this point is pretty silly and being a stupid consumer, but voicing displeasure with certain aspects of how MS treats their customer or conducts its business is how you illicit change

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

        Wait, whose change is illicit? It all seems above board.

        • Sanglant

          lol fixed the spelling.

    • JamesValadez

      They probably didn’t show the console for two reasons: 1) they haven’t finalized the design, so they don’t want to show off a prototype that people love but isn’t accurately viable for thermodynamic reasons and 2) once Microsoft debuts the 720, they can bring out the PS4 design to steal their thunder. That just doesn’t make any sense though. If it is confirmed that the 720 is in fact weaker than the PS4, why would you stay with the weaker console? This time Microsoft won’t be so lucky as to have a weaker, but easier to program for console. The two consoles will be about par in terms of technical difficulty to program for so the 720 will get the worse ports of multiplat games.

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

      microsoft wants a blind fanboys like you., good luck!

      ps: why “call” Sony a foreign company? you are racist too???

      • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.walk.9 Douglas Walk

        oh look whos pulled the race card. some sony loving slit-eye, well thanks, your beloved company has single handedly destroyed the preowned games market. cheers

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

          Dude, my PS3 eat dust here.
          “beloved company”
          hahahahaha
          make me laugh!

    • BigBernard

      “your idiots” – Oh dear…

  • http://twitter.com/jenipn Jeni

    People that complain about how everyone is saying their changing consoles are totally blind. I’m Xbox all the way but Microsoft isn’t trying anymore. I’m glad I bought a gaming PC. The deals (steam mostly) are the best. I’m tired of these lame, repeated “deals”. I have money, if Microsoft doesn’t want it I’ll gladly spend it somewhere else.

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

      Please don’t say nothing about Steam sales. You are humiliating m$ :(

  • lethargicj

    GTA IV?? Again?? LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    • Agusia

      Trololo

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

    yea, PSN+ members got spec ops the line FREE last week, we are getting joe danger 2 free this week and we have a better ubisoft sale microsoft I tried, I really try to find reasons to spend money with you, I try to find reasons to stay a gold member, but I can’t find any.

    PS3 is a better media center
    PS3 has more and better games
    PSN+ is cheaper than gold
    PSN+ actually has real benefits.

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

      I’m sure everyone will miss you.

    • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

      Opinions, opinions, opinions.. According to Metacritic Xbox 360 still has more AAA, AA and single A games than PS3. Not only that but on 360, 80 to 90% of our multiplatform titles aren’t inferior like they are on PS3. And don’t go giving me your pompus bullshit that they arn’t when I’ve been renting multiplats on both systems since 2006 and can clearly see the differences for for myself.. not to mention I have Lens of Truth and Digital Foundry to back up my claims as well.
      PSN+ has real benefits? Yeah they do:

      1. No voice messaging
      2. No demos for every game.
      3. No cross game chat
      4. Not every game shows up from XBLA and PSN titles simply pale in comparison.
      5. Lack of developer support and exclusive content, etc, etc.

      Just because YOU find value in it, doesn’t mean others do. I suggest taking your head out of the sand once in a while and start thinking outside the box.

      I’m sorry but the cons still don’t outweigh the pros for me when it comes to something that is nothing more than a rental service designed to make up for Sonys own shortcomings like the PSN hack, and lack of features such as cloud storage and auto downloads that should have been there since the start.

      Seriously is that all you do is come here to troll?

  • Nick Costello

    So…I’ve been holding onto 3000msp for 3 weeks now, just waiting for some good deals. Of course I am let down yet again. When will MS learn that these deals are absolute garbage? I wish they would focus more on dropping the price of some Games on Demand. For example…how in the world is Condemned still $19.99? Who would spend $20 on a launch title from 8 years ago, when they can go buy it elsewhere for $5? Why can’t launch titles be free, or at least a decent price of $5? Makes no sense to have this service if it’s just gonna be a rip off.

    • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

      If you’ve got the MSP then they’ve already got your money.

    • JamesValadez

      Yeah, the pricing of Games on Demand is totally jacked. The only good ones occurred during the Ultimate Game Sale

  • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

    And plenty of times after.

  • http://twitter.com/Rody2k9 Rodrigo DeAraujo

    So is Deus EX HR a good deal?

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

      I got it for $10 new retail if that helps you.

      • http://twitter.com/Rody2k9 Rodrigo DeAraujo

        Forgot to mention that I am in Brazil, so the price here on our Xbox Live is 15 dollars – when normally on GoD, they sell it for 30 bucks :/. On Retail it is even more.

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

          well if it’s cheaper than at your local retail stores it’s not bad, the game is sorta like spinter cell (older ones) but it has side quests and stuff not the biggest game but i’d great if you like stealth, you can be non-stealthy but that isn’t as fun to be honest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cleiton.m.santos Cleiton Santos

    I don’t care about any of this sht right now. WHERE’S THE NG3RE DEMO?!?!? PSN already got theirs where is ours?? Quit slacking damnit.

  • ryder4life22187

    at least when GTA V dlc content comes out we will be able to get alternate weeks of GTA IV and GTA V

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Louis-Sutter/100002218025921 Louis Sutter

    I used to be and Xbox apologist from way back…fanboy, if you will. But If Microsoft doesn’t do something about XBL Gold, PS4 wins next gen…hands down.

    • hammr25

      I’d rather have ESPN than free game I’d never play anyway.

  • Vince

    How about free games instead of discounts.

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

      and come close to being as good as PSN+? never fanboys wouldn’t like that.

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

      It’s microsoft, you are asking too much man!

  • http://www.facebook.com/antonio.galindo.9 Antonio Galindo

    Sleeping Dogs GoD SE Sale UK pricing 8.5£/1040MSP U.S.A pricing 19.99$/1600MSP if your region is in the UK pick up Sleeping Dogs its good, specially for that price. Now to Deals of the Week. GTA seriously is that the best you can do? their is so many arcade games out on XBL that didn’t need that 800^MSP price on release. How about you put them on sale or is that to much for the sales team to do? They’ve tainted the value of Gold Subscription, with GTA, Red Dead, Borderland, every other week and cant go below 50% on DOWNLOADABLE GAMES.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jagg857 Jorge Garza

      Here in México is $99 pesos… I bought it for 600 msp! lol

    • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

      In Hungary it’s 400 MSP, and UK points work on a Hungarian account. Which is ridiculous, if it’s 400 MSP it should be 400 MSP everywhere.

      I was gonna get Sleeping Dogs and then I saw DLC out the arse. Backlog’s big enough already, might wait for the GOTY I dunno lol.

 

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