April 17th 2013 1:59 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of April 8th

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

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13 
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Halo 4
NBA 2K13
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Skyrim
GTA IV
Modern Warfare 2
Gears of War: Judgment
Borderlands 2
EA SPORTS NHL 13 
BioShock Infinite
Halo: Reach
Gears of War 3
Terraria – Xbox 360 Edition
Madden NFL 13
Forza Motorsport 4

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Terraria – Xbox 360 Edition
BattleBlock Theater
Motocross Madness
Counter-Strike: GO
Trials Evolution
Castle Crashers 
Pinball FX2
Battlefield 1943
Trials HD
REAL STEEL
The Walking Dead 
Dungeon Defenders
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins
Mark of the Ninja
Full House Poker 
Twisted Pixel Games Bundle
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels Plus
Magic 2013
  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

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CastleMiner Z
White Noise Online
Shark Attack Deathmatch
CastleMiner
Murder Miners 
Avatar Laser Wars 2 
Avatar Deathmatch 
The Impossible Game
Xenominer
Avatar Farm Online
Total Miner: Forge
Avatar Legends 
White Noise: A tale of Horror
Block World  
Paintball War
DLC Quest Live Freemium or Die
Zombie Estate 2
Indiemon: Earth Nation
Ultimate Dodgeball
Super Amazing Wagon Adventure
  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Games for Windows Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s)

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GTA IV
Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition
Age of Empires Online
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
Batman Arkham City
Bioshock 2
DiRT 3 
Fallout 3
Resident Evil 5 
Microsoft Flight
Fable III
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Colin McRae : Dirt 2
Street Fighter X Tekken
F1 2011
Red Faction Guerrilla
Street Fighter IV
F1 2010
Virtua Tennis 4 
Bulletstorm

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

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

Top LIVE By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

    Minecraft VS Terraria: FIGHT!

  • http://twitter.com/williamronholm WillRon

    It’s a sad day when we’re this close to no Halo game being in the Top 5. I haven’t played it in ages, just remembering back in the good ol days when the only thing to decrown Halo was Gears 1 for a tiny bit then CoD.

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

      halo isn’t half the powerhouse it was last gen tbh. I still miss halo 1 days, every weekend I’d spend the night at my friends, they had 2 xbox’s and we would system link fight all night THAT was halo.

      • http://twitter.com/williamronholm WillRon

        Agreed, nothing could ever replicate the fun Halo 2 brought. I’ve enjoyed each Halo title immensely but I’m not as into multiplayer now as I was back then.

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

    No Defiance?

    • ungeheier

      I was going to say the same thing. It has it’s issues, but its a great game!!

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

      defiance will start selling more as time goes on. the show JUST started and a lot of people are scared of the bugs in the game. i got it on ps3 and it’s pretty good I think soon as some free content starts coming people will go and get it.

    • mcmax3000

      I haven’t played it, but I’ve heard the 360 version is pretty broken, so if that’s true, I’m not really surprised.

    • Nick Peck

      It just came out and isn’t in the time frame for this list, it will be on there next week I’m sure. I just picked the game up abit ago and can’t wait to check it out.

  • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

    Hmm. How come Xbox Live games for Windows 8 aren’t counted towards the PC focused Games for Windows Top LIVE Titles list? You can’t tell me that at least one of the free games didn’t crack that list.

    • http://twitter.com/mp01juve1897 Mαrιο Pοδrεccα

      i figure they omit the free games so people can see the paid games on the list and think maybe i should be playing this

      • mcmax3000

        The fact that the number three game on the Games for Windows Live list is a free download kind of kills that theory.

  • Clare Kong

    MW3 doesn’t deserve that spot either.

  • Rickard Olsson

    The Judgment ship is sinking. I guess that’s what you get when you release a game with half-ass multiplayer these days. Now if only Gears 3 would rise again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

      It’s just not a good game. Especially after you play something like Tomb Raider or Bioshock: Infinite.

      • Does Not Equal

        You’re gonna compare games of different genres and decide the ones that you like least are therefore bad? You have a bright future in corporate America as a guy everyone hates.

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

          how about it’s not a good game compared to gears 2 or 3. close enough genres for you?

          • Does Not Equal

            Actually, yes.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

          All three games I mentioned are shooters. They’re all adventure games. They all have sci-fi elements. Based on your incredibly wrong comment you have a bright future fetching my fries at McDonald’s.

          • Does Not Equal

            Tomb Raider is a shooter? Granted, I haven’t played the new one, but the gameplay I’ve seen makes it look much like the previous dozen or so games, none of which were shooters.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

            Ah, so you don’t even know what you’re talking about.

          • Does Not Equal

            When I see Marcus Fenix swing from ropes and climb sheer cliff faces as a core mechanic, I might agree with you.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

            Your name is so apropos. Keep on keepin’ on my man.

    • John

      The campaign was very good and PCF did a very good job on innovating there (finishing solo on insane with all 3 stars was an absolute nightmare), but what Epic did with the multiplayer is completely UNFORGIVABLE.
      - First there’s not enough maps (even with Haven) and the VIP playlist is split off from the rest, which makes the player pool divided and matches harder to come by. The double XP should just have been on a player basis and not playlist basis. CoD can do this, why not GoW?
      - Secondly, it’s a completely unbalanced mess. GoW3 was great, but this…
      Survival is so damn hard on hardcore (the default online setting) that it’s just no fun, it’s worse than insane campaign.
      Gnasher impacts hardly do any damage most of the time, even point blank.
      Tickers simply fly at you and explode, killing you even if you evade.
      Grenadiers do grenade suicides when they are down and the grenade splash kills you miles away and through cover/walls. Grenades thrown at you also explode on impact and without delay taking everyone around you down because you can’t evade in time.
      Enemies do damage to targets when they are being shot and dying.
      Your special grenade perks disappear when you are down (and not even dead yet) and their recharge time is ultra slow.
      Respawn times are ridiculously long, etc etc, etc. It’s a mess.
      This morning I realized I won’t be playing it anymore. We had 5 Seriously Jugmental/Superstar players and we couldn’t finish the damn thing 3 times in a row on Skyline.
      - Thirdly, survival maps don’t rotate and the host either quits or restarts at the end and can’t choose another map or difficulty to continue on.
      - Fourthly, there’s the fact that they removed Horde, the most popular mode and it could have been fun as Horde 2.0 but with the classes, a LOT better than survival, that’s for sure.
      And then lastly the fact that multiplayer has only COG fighting each other (because of extra monetization for armor skins according to a dev) and there is NO DBNO (there’s not even an option for it in team modes apart from execution).
      WHAT THE F EPIC? That is simply not Gears of War anymore and a patch won’t fix it.

    • Dean Gallop

      They tried too hard to appeal to CoD fans. Also too many micro transactions there should be as many skins to unlock for free as there should be to buy. This isn’t a free to play game Epic.

      and bring back locusts.

    • Tommy Wiseau

      Don’t count on either game ever being in the top 10 so long as their are several COD games in front of it. It’s a shame, even when Gears is at it’s worst I still enjoy it more than any COD game these days :(

      Also, how the hell is Bioshock Infinite so low on this list? Has it even cracked the top 10 yet? It deserves much higher than 15th place.

  • Clare Kong

    Aaaand Gears of War: Judgement is still falling…

  • MrRadiolips

    I really dont understand why everyone wants to talk bad about Gears Judgement. Ive been a Gears fan from the beginning. I got Gears 1,2,3 and judgement on the release dates. Im so glad they changed it up a little to crack the monotony of the same game over and over. Plus just keep in mind that its a prequel. Im sure when Gears 4 comes out it will go back to the same old Gears. Bottom line Gears Judgement is a good game and the whiners are what ruin it for the real Gear heads.

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

      the single player is ok at best

      only like 3 multiplayer maps

      horde was replaced with multiplayer mode over run, just with bots

      90% of skins in the game have to be bought

      over run is not balanced very well.

      gears 2 and 3 simply had more value..

      • MrRadiolips

        Just be patient for all the other add-ons. I will admit it is taking a little too long.

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

          yea so you expect me to pay more money for a game that is already bad? no thanks. the dumbest excuse in the world ” don’t worry dlc is coming and it will add content” yea well it adds to the cost as well, and unless they sell 10 maps for $10 or so it’s not worth it.

          • MrRadiolips

            I dont understand why you would want to start an argument over a game. My opinion is that it is a good game. Thats all i was saying. I assumed that you owned the game and VIP pass since you had a reply. Dont get so ticked off over someone elses opinion. I cant help your short fuse.

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

            It’s a sad day when people assume they buy VIP passes. games should be complete when you buy it not sell half a product then sell the other half map pack at a time.

      • Nick Peck

        There are 9 maps total, but only 5 for competitive MP (like TDM and the like). Overrun mode is players on both sides unless you don’t have enough people, bots will fill in (which is actually pretty nice at times, but not always preferred of course).

        The balance of Overrun is fine, you just need a well balanced team of good players (which is not easy to come by in pugs lol, trust me, I know). To many things for purchase I will give you that (and way to expensive imo). SP was fun but nothing crazy new or anything. Gears 3 value is great for sure.

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

          The balanced in Overrun is a joke. Once the Mauler and Corpser comes out, game over, and the fact that the enemies heal over time makes it worse, there’s no point in using the Kantus. In GOW3 Beast, a Kantus was practically a promise to get used, not this. And don’t get me started on how a Wretch can two hit kill you and the grenade spamming Grenadiers, a squad of them alone can wreck your team. Baird’s repair tool cannot keep up against an enemy attacking the fortification, it’s ridiculous. Baird’s sentry gun is the best thing the humans have and yet people want THAT to have a longer cooldown. I could go on.

      • MaidenLOKO

        I liked SP, not that good as the others though (for me Gears 1 had the best campagin), in fact, the part that I most like was the aftermath, the objectives of campaign in the other missions was just to hold hordes of enemies, it seems they just added a part of the horde mode into the campaign…

        I thought horde had been replaced by survival mode. Anyway, It’s interesting to bring something new like overrun, but in my opinion they just DESTROYED the horde mode, survival is nothing compared to horde mode of Gears 3. Hope they include the old horde mode in the near future.

        Overall I liked the game, but in my opinion Judgment is the worst game of the series.

    • QuixoticRocket

      People are not allowed to like what they like! You have to like stuff off an official list and complain about everything else. Don’t you understand how things work on the internet? Didn’t you get the manual?

      • http://twitter.com/GreenMistt Miller

        There seems to be double standards on this site more than anything else. Yes, you’re entitled to your own opinion. However, it seems some people who like [insert game name here] think they’re always right. Let me explain.

        Fair enough, you like gears: Judge judy
        But, what you’re essentially saying is “I like this game it’s my opinion” etc.
        And those who don’t like game X then say “But it’s garbage/it’s the same” etc.

        And for people who don’t like game X say “I don’t like this game, that’s my opinion”
        Then those who do like game X proceed to then say “it’s a really good game, you’re just whining!” etc.

        You see the problem? If not, get glasses.

        The fans make it seem like those who don’t like game X are the bad ones. You’re just as bad as those who dislike it, Jesus. You and mrradiolips are going full Re right now. MrRadiolips is wrong on all sorts of levels. Bottom line is, it’s SUBJECTIVE, a word that obviously hasn’t passed into his vocabulary yet, the same for you, Rocket.

        Fanboys are just as bad as trolls, they just can’t see it, hence the term “Blind fanboy”. Go sit on a flag pole.

        • QuixoticRocket

          Wow. that’s an impressive hate-on you’ve got there dude. So much QQ while also completely missing the point of my message.

          Isn’t it amazing how the people who call others “Fanboys” and “[people who] are going full Re” are the ones that totally misunderstand the simplest things.

          Dude: I have never played a single gears game. I watched some people play the first one for about 15 minutes a few years ago. All I said was (let me translate sarcasm for you since you seem unable to comprehend): “Like what you like and don’t kick up a stink about it.”

          I love the way you single out some people and then call them names and tell them to “go sit on a flagpole” and you think that somehow your message is the tolerant and smart one. While you may or may not think MrradioLips is wrong, he’s being very relaxed about the whole thing. You, on the other hand, are throwing a full blown hissy-fit. It’s kind of ironic.

          You’re such a hateful little guy. You’re going to give yourself a heart attack. you really should just chill out and ignore things that make you so angry.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lk-Kolz/100001381613969 Lk Kolz

    Damn more people are playing gta 4 and some jungle bunny nba yoyoyo game than gears? Now that is really bad. I thought the massive number drop last night was bad but it was really late but this makes it look worse now.

    • fsdfg dsfds

      pifff just shows how awesome IV is, i been playing free roam just about everyday since it released and its still fun

  • MrRadiolips

    Now i understand why Major allows the people who get mad easily to stay in his blogs. Its so fun to watch people squirm and get upset at such a simple thing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

      You’d think some of these people were related to these games. “What did you say about Gears of War: Judgment? She’s my sister!!!”

  • http://www.mayoand.co Aron Mayo

    no it’s not. They changed Halo, yes….but garbage? No. It’s really fun still and the graphics and controls are tighter than ever. It’s a great game…deserves it’s position on the charts much more so than any Call of Duty game…played COD the other day, what a mess.

    • QuixoticRocket

      Lies! Any game that is only in the top 5 _months_ after release is obviously garbage. If it were any good then it’d obviously be in the top 4.. unless Halo is at 4, then only the top 3 count. -sigh- Sometimes I miss logic. If only there were any left on the internet.

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

      no it’s pretty bad. as someone who hates COD i rather play that then halo 4.

  • Z4M0

    Goddamn terraria… it’s ruining my real life :/ would only recommend to people having lots of spare time / no life or just possibilities of having very few games so with that one you’ll ensure lots of hours of gameplay for 1/5 the price of a retail game.

    So much stuff to do so few time… and monsters n’ loot inbetween.

  • http://twitter.com/JahJames Jah James

    bring halo 2 back stand alone, nothing to do with halo 4. top 3 guaranteed

  • Vince

    This list means nothing to me. All it is is a way for Microsoft to tell the publishers that they should support the Xbox.

    • Does Not Equal

      It means so little to you, you just had to comment.

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

    Let’s start playing Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare for a week, just to watch the world burn.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

      I’m breaking out Perfect Dark: Zero! It’s anarchy!

 

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