June 18th 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
Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara 19-Jun 1200
Spartacus Legends 26-Jun Free
Magic 2014 26-Jun 800
Doodle Jump Kinect 28-Jun 400
     
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Gears of War: Judgment Lost Relics Map Pack Season Pass Access 25-Jun 1000
Gears of War: Judgment Lost Relics Map Pack 25-Jun 1000
Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon’s Keep 25-Jun 800
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
PopCap 18-Jun to 24-Jun  
Zuma’s Revenge   400 (50% off)
Zuma   200 (50% off)
Feeding Frenzy   200 (50% off)
Feeding Frenzy 2   400 (50% off)
Bejeweled 3   600 (50% off)
Bejeweled 2   200 (50% off)
Bejeweled Blitz Live   200 (50% off)
Heavy Weapon   400 (50% off)
AstroPop   400 (50% off)
     
Microsoft Studios 25-Jun to 1-Jul  
Limbo   600 (50% off)
Fire Pro Wrestling   400 (50% off)
Sine Mora   600 (50% off)
Toy Soldiers: Cold War   600 (50% off)
Toy Soldiers   400 (50% off)
Fruit Ninja   400 (50% off)
Perfect Dark   400 (50% off)
Bloodforge   600 (50% off)
Spelunky   600 (50% off)
     
Sales & Specials Discount Date Price
Kinect Central: Sonic Free Riders 18-Jun to 24-Jun varies
Sega Publisher Sale 18-Jun to 24-Jun up to 75% off
Black Ops Sale 18-Jun to 24-Jun up to 50% off
Adventure Time and Mega Man Avatar Sale 18-Jun to 24-Jun 50% off
Black Ops II Sale 25-Jun to 1-Jul up to 50% off
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct 18-Jun  
Gears of War: Judgment 18-Jun  
Toy Story Mania 18-Jun  
BioShock Infinite 25-Jun  
HISTORY Great Battles Medieval 25-Jun  
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel 25-Jun  
Omerta: City of Gangsters 25-Jun  
     

Dates, prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region

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

  • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

    Bioshock Infinite in Games on Demand! YES! I personally don’t own a hard copy of ANY of my games any more….i hate game boxes in my house and i specifically didn’t buy Bioshock because i was waiting for a digital version! MY BET WAS RIGHT! HA!

    • Nick Peck

      Yah that was a fun game. I do prefer digital downloads myself so nice job on waiting it out lol!! I think I might finally get Limbo now that it’s on sale.

  • xboxoneforlife

    MAGIC 2014 FINALLY A RELEASE DATE!! That night will be all magic!

  • Eduardo Garcia

    Spartacus Legends! been wanting to check this out for months!

    • Z4M0

      dunno what’s that but won’t complain about free stuff. BTW love your pic… Peter Porker!!! Sweet child memories…

  • DarthBurrito

    Bioshock and Gears finally going to On Demand. Now if they would lower the price a little more. 39.99 for Gears is still a little too high.

    • Josh Cox

      yea, but its still 50$ on amazon and gamestop so its a little better.

      • DarthBurrito

        I noticed that too. I would say, price both Bioshock and Gears at 29.99 and I’ll purchase them both.

        • Josh Cox

          Agree but Bioshock was worth the full 60$ :)

    • Z4M0

      I’ve seen today bioshock infinite (retail) at 24€ mint in box…

  • Boss

    You need to have more stuff on the up to 75% off

    • BlinkFandango

      Who downvotes comments like yours? What kind of people don’t want better sales?

      • Z4M0

        Trolls, basically. Since the reveal of ONE it’s trending topic to charge against microsoft.

        Just for the record, not doing so doesn’t mean being cool (people who defend them as blindly as some do mock at)

        • BlinkFandango

          Honestly, if I didn’t have 35000 MSP, I probably wouldn’t even consider buying an Xbox One. They do have some great features, but they also have some really crappy ones as well.

          • Z4M0

            …I guess what will happen with our MSP, as they are turning into REAL MONEY (E3 anouncement).

            I wonder how noone asked for that nor Microsoft said a word.

            Cheers.

          • BlinkFandango

            Apparently it just gets turned into local currency that is tied to your account (I asked Xbox Support). I think you have a year to use it before it expires though, or something stupid like that.

  • Hugoku

    Has Sine Mora been on sale before? I don’t remember but glad to see it.
    Plus Spelunky! Other stuff is good but already own it.

    As for the Sega sale, I hope we see more than just Sonic.

    • Gabriel House

      Sine Mora was on sale in the sales & specials app a little while ago. Great game.

    • Z4M0

      The CAVE at 600, part of the SEGA SALE… wouldn’t hurt to know about megaman’s sale…

    • BlinkFandango

      I got Spelunky on sale a while ago, but I picked up the Cave, which hasn’t been on sale before.

  • Chris Hofer

    Woot woot!!! Getting “The Cave” today for 600 MS points. Epic win!!! Also, looking forward to the Black Ops II sale!!!

    • beardyman3218

      Im sorry if im being stupid here but were does it say the cave is on sale, if been wanting to pick this game up when it was on sale.

      • Chris Hofer

        Go to the Price Decreases section of xbldb [dot] com…it will be listed there. A great resource for sales! :-)

        • beardyman3218

          Thank you never been on that site before.

    • BlinkFandango

      Picked up the Cave and hoping the Black Ops II season pass goes on sale.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

    I’m definitely picking up Bioshock if the price is right. Missed it at launch.

  • マリオ

    Is that MAGIC 2014 I see???? Didn’t even know they were going to make another one. I can’t wait.

    I thought D&D was coming out next week, but I’m not complaining.

    Looks like I can get Limbo. Does anyone know if Bloodforge is any good?

    What Sega games are going to be on sale?

    • Chris Hofer

      You can check the Price Decreases section of xbldb [dot] com.

      • マリオ

        Cool. Thanks.

  • Boss

    £49.99 is crazy for Gears of War: Judgment seeing as shops sold it on day one for £29.99 you better start lowering the prices or I don’t see the Xbox One getting many sales

    • xv2010lx

      I agree. Just heard The Cave was free three months ago on another system. I just feel we should get better deals.

      • Xebu

        It was free on PS3 if (and for as long as) you’re a PS+ subscriber. My daughter is hooked on it. I’m almost tempted to pick up the Xbox version so I can play my own game :-)

  • fundcappy

    Those Popcap games should either be taken off the marketplace or given away free. What year is it?

    • Does Not Equal

      It’s 2013. Hope that helps!

  • SFOpatronangel

    Iam going to buy Dungeons and Dragons. I was waiting a long time for this game.
    Maybe I will give a try to Virtua Fighter 5 and decide if iam going to buy this game also.

  • beardyman3218

    If anyone is interested there are some good deals on xbox on demand games at the moment, there mostly same prices as retail but thats a good thing, tomb raider £19.99, hitman hd collection and dark souls for £14.99.

  • DoGi

    As of the PopCap week of sale i have only one saying about this repeatability of “Deals of the week” : Same Sh*t different week!
    Why isn’t Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie for once in sale (Microsoft Sudios Sale)
    I think many people that haven’t bought them yet will do when will be on sale!

    • ikari_paul

      +1 for Banjo-Tooie

      id love to see a Rez HD sale

  • HGamer

    Major, GOWJ retail day1 price here in Hong Kong was around HK$300 only.
    And now the GoD version asks for HK$470?!?!?!
    Do you really think it’s reasonable?

    As xbox games are region locked, why doesn’t MS set their prices closer to the local game market?

    • ebonyglock

      I’m assuming it’s because the economy of physical media isn’t the same for digital distribution. Plus, lower costs for physical media, in which the 360 thrives on, will get consumers into the store.

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

    May pick a couple things up, but for anyone thinking of picking up fire pro don’t it still has glitched achievements

    • ikari_paul

      agree. thats not the same “Fire Pro” as the Dreamcast/PS2 version. Its really horrible and dumbed down, whereas the original was (imo) the best wrestling game ever

  • ikari_paul

    would love to see a REZ HD sale again some time :-)

    even though its a Sega game, i think the 360 version was published by MS

  • Elan Gabriel

    What about some info about the 2 free games for gold ? (As Fable III)

    • http://ronaldlocke.tumblr.com/ Ron Locke II

      has it been a month already..?

    • Fingleberries

      Info for that will come closer to July.

    • Nick Peck

      Fable 3 is just free and isn’t part of anything other than being free all on it’s own. As for the XBL free games, yes, we will hear more about it soon as that doesn’t start until next month.

    • Steve_Melton

      July is Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed II.

    • Sledg

      You can always look at the games with gold page on the xbox live site for more info.

    • PSYCHOv1

      Starting July 1st you can get Halo 3 & Assassin’s Creed 2 for FREE for that month only I believe.

      One game on the 1st & the other game on the 16th of every month if I’m not mistaken.

    • Dave Soto Jr

      Starting July 1st, there will be two free games a month (released on 1st and 16 of that month). This Promo will go through the end of the year. It has been stated that Assassin’s Creed 2 and Halo 3 are going to be given during this promo, but not confirmed for next month. Just a little clarification for you.

  • Hugoku

    SEGA Sale:

    Arcade:

    Crazy Taxi 400 MSP ($5.00)
    Jet Set Radio 400 MSP ($5.00)
    NiGHTS into dreams… 400 MSP ($5.00)
    Renegade Ops 320 MSP ($4.00)
    SEGA Bass Fishing 60 MSP ($2.00)
    SONIC 4 Episode II 400 MSP ($5.00)
    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG™ 4 Episode I 400 MSP ($5.00)
    Sonic & Knuckles 160 MSP ($2.00)
    Sonic Adventure™ 2 400 MSP ($5.00)
    Sonic The Hedgehog 160 MSP ($2.00)
    Sonic The Hedgehog 2 160 MSP ($2.00)
    Sonic The Hedgehog 3 160 MSP ($2.00)
    Space Channel 5 Part 2 160 MSP ($2.00)
    The Cave 600 MSP ($7.50)
    Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown 400 MSP ($5.00)

    GoD:

    SEGA Superstars Tennis 800 MSP ($10.00)
    SONIC UNLEASHED 800 MSP ($10.00)
    Sonic Generations 800 MSP ($10.00)

    DLC:

    Sonic Adventure / Sonic Adventure DX Upgrade 80 MSP ($1.00)
    Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown / Customisation Pack Bundle 400 MSP ($5.00)
    Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown / Customisation Pack Bundle 400 MSP ($5.00)

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

      SEGA Bass Fishing 60 MSP guess ill get that

      • John

        It’s a typo. It’s 160msp…

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

          still got it for 160 ms anyhow

      • Chris Hofer

        It’s actually 160 MS points ($2.00)

        • Hugoku

          Fixed. Also added Condemned.

    • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

      ….it pains me to see how far my mighty Sega has fallen…..*sigh*

    • Socal71

      Thank you for posting the details.

    • ElektroDragon

      Now why couldn’t Major do this?!

      • BigBernard

        Still hiding after E3

      • Z4M0

        it actually takes (few) time… checking (anyone can do at xbox live database) and typing. you know, people do it for free, for the love of sharing with the rest of the community ;)

    • Volitar Prime

      It’s good to see some of the VF5:FS DLC on sale.

    • Nate Welles

      Thanks.

    • Jared

      What About THQ Games That SEGA buy from

    • Hugoku

      NEW ADDITIONS:

      Arcade:

      Daytona USA 400MSP ($5.00)
      Guardian Heroes 160MSP ($2.00)
      Sonic Adventure 160MSP ($2.00)
      Sonic CD 160MSP ($2.00)

  • DARK_Makyura

    6/19-D&D releases plus a chance to get the Date with Daphne achievement in Dragon’s lair
    6/25-Tiny Tina and Magic 2014 releases
    Cool medieval themed coincidence, anyone(except for Dragons Lair, okay to me but my opinion)?

    To anyone hoping that Rez HD will be sale-You know you can get Qubed new for less than $15, right(got it new at Gamestop for $5)? It also has E4 and Lumines + most DLC for Lumines, INCLUDING the removed Genki Rockets DLC.

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

    wondering that myself last week was Civ and for me it still showing me that

  • Ryan Davis

    Yaaaay, Sonic 2! Been hoping for this!

  • BlinkFandango

    Major Nelson, against my better judgment I pre-ordered an Xbox One (with four controllers and two games). Personally, I thought the MS conference at E3 was amazing and Sony’s was pretty boring (except for KH3 and FFXV, which are both coming to Xbox One anyways). However, I still have some quibbles.

    I’m banking heavily on the fact that Microsoft’s digital future is going to drive game prices down. My only problem is (and always has been) the fact that Microsoft has a monopoly over the Xbox Live Marketplace. For PC, if Steam starts to raise its prices, consumers can always go to GreenManGaming or Amazon for better deals, there will always be competition. The same is not true on the Xbox One and that worries me, I am putting all my trust in MS.

    Now, I’ve been saying this for a while now, but I’ll repeat it again. These sales need to improve. Now not even Steam has great sales every week, and I’m sure they get repeats often, but there are other ways to improve sales:

    1. Put the DLC on sale with the game, I opted not to buy a lot of the games that have gone on sale in the past because even though the game itself was cheap, I didn’t want to end up paying more for DLC than I did for the original game. Steam does this well, it’s a fairly simple concept that you just haven’t gotten yet. By not putting the DLC on sale with the game you are only losing sales, having both on sale can only increase revenue.

    2. Start competing with retail. I’m not even talking about undercutting retail prices, but at least be on par with them. As already mentioned in this thread: Gears Judgment should not be almost double the price of the retail version.

    3. Blow me away with a summer sale, I don’t care how crappy your deals of the weeks are if the summer sale is amazing like Steam. This will really convince me that my decision to buy an Xbox One is somewhat justified.

    Remember Major, if you can convince someone like me that MS knows how to price games competitively, I can convince my friends to purchase an Xbox One. Why would they buy a PS4 when they can get an instant games collection by sharing with me? However, you only have a few months to convince me. I can (and will) cancel my pre-order if I don’t start to see some improvements in the XBL marketplace pricing and sales.

    • Bryson Jack

      ” I am putting all my trust in MS” … good luck with that!

      • BlinkFandango

        I know, scary, huh? That is honestly my biggest grip with the Xbox One right now.

        • Bryson Jack

          You already know that they have always “controlled” their own market. I don’t buy their Games on Demand because a digital copy should NOT cost $15 to $20 more than what I can buy a physical copy, factory sealed for. I cannot go with the Xbox One in the next gen. I pre-ordered a PS4 instead. The Xbox One is a huge privacy risk and an assault on property ownership. Of course everyone can choose what is best for them but realize that by purchasing an Xbox One, you are voting for the policies that dislike so much like a controlled market where they can charge $60 for a DIGITAL copy even after the game has been released for several years.

          • BlinkFandango

            You are being over dramatic.
            1. Games on Demand isn’t as bad as you think, Tomb Raider (the new one) is currently $30 (not part of a sale as far as I know), whereas on Steam it is $50. The retail version is going for $30 at the Microsoft Store also. Yes, they do have some bad prices, but they also have some good ones too.
            2. Privacy risk? How, because of the Kinect, which can be fully disabled? Yeah, let’s pick the company who exposed 70 million of their users data to hackers by not encoding their data to protect your privacy. How quickly you forget.
            3. Assault on property ownership? That’s what they said about Steam too, and it looks to be doing fine right now.

            Not saying I love everything about the Xbox One, but people need to open their eyes.

          • Javier Ortega

            People do really need to know exactly how all the new policies work and how some of them aren’t really that new and have been around for some time, not to just parrot arguments to discredit something they are not fully aware of how it works.

          • Bryson Jack

            I am actually not being over dramatic at all. You happened to choose a rather new game in your example but if you hop on over to price charting dot com and type in Tomb Raider you will see that even for a new game you can pick up a physical copy for $26. That should mean a digital copy in the free market should be less because it doesn’t have to be manufactured, shipped, handled, etc.

            You need to research more about Microsoft and PRISM if you think you are safe from privacy concerns. MS was one of the first on board. The Kinect will ALWAYS be listening and you “trust” that it will only be for On and Off commands.

            Xbox One violates the “First Sale Doctrine” and is an outright assault on property ownership.

          • BlinkFandango

            You are being over dramatic.

            Looking at some other quick games FFXIII-2 is $20, on par with most retail. AC3 is $40, whereas most retailers still have it for $60. Dark Souls is $20, again on par with most retail stores. You can’t expect MS to undercut retail stores, there would be a huge backlash from big companies, but in a lot of cases they are on par with most retail stores, there are also some where they are higher, I just want them to be on par for most if not all of them.

            You can disconnect the Kinect completely because of privacy concerns if you’re that scared. Honestly, what on earth are you guys talking about at home that makes you so worried? If you really care that much about privacy, you better delete your facebook and disqus account, in fact you better stop using the Internet altogether. I honestly understand the concern, but welcome to the digital future, we have no privacy you can either accept that or cut yourself off completely from the world and go live as a hermit.

            Parts of Xbox One violate the first sale doctrine (the digital only parts), but doesn’t all of Steam do that too? And the Xbox 360 games you buy digitally? Doesn’t iTunes violate it for music? That’s the price we pay for digital only, there are benefits like convenience too.

          • Nick Peck

            Very well said, and correct too lol!! If anyone is concerned you need to delete your internet foot print totally as any site that you have an account with can be hacked at any given moment. It’s just a risk you have to take with something that will continue to get worse as time goes on.

          • Bryson Jack

            Alright, so you like Microsoft’s prices even though you started the thread saying you didn’t. You expect no privacy in the digital age and will except any violations to privacy as a requirement to live in the digital world and you don’t care about personal property or your rights pertaining to it. You should be very happy with your new Xbox One. To each his own.

          • Nick Peck

            So I assume the ps3 and ps4 eyecams spy on you as well? Sony is a huge corporation as well. hmmmmm

          • Bryson Jack

            The privacy concerns I have are about mandatory microphones, almost always on cameras, heat sensors, heart rate trackers and wi-fi broadcasters that are connected mandatorily to my home, run by a company led by a known Eugenecist, that has been feeding a corrupt National intelligence agency information on its users for years. It makes Orwell’s Telescreen look tame by comparison. Where Sony infringes I am equally concerned but at least with them I have some more choice on the matter.

          • Nick Peck

            Or you can pretty much turn everything off for the Kinect in the settings… Honestly, if I were you I wouldn’t bother buying any types of new tech. no offense, but you seem overly worried for nothing.

          • Bryson Jack

            Overly worried for nothing? Wow! You and I live in different completely different worlds, that is for sure.

          • Nick Peck

            Paranoid and non paranoid? Yup, I’m in the latter. If someone wants to spy on me go for it, I have nothing to hide.

          • Bryson Jack

            “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

          • Karl Cramer

            Uh, you realize the original Kinect for Xbox 360 has been out for a couple of years now and the paranoid had voiced many of those same concerns. Nothing ever came out of that.

          • Bryson Jack

            All is well Karl. There is nothing to worry about. ; )

          • BlinkFandango

            I like some of MS prices, but they could be more competitive as I mentioned. I only showed you some good examples, but there are bad ones too: Crysis 3 is $60, but it’s less than $40 on Amazon. I want them to be more consistent.

            As for privacy, yes, I gave up on that in 2007 when I first made a facebook account. I care about digital property and my rights pertaining to it, but the fact is that the precedent has already screwed me (Steam games, iTunes music, etc). What would you have me do? Fight for dying physical media?

          • Bryson Jack

            I closed my Facebook account years ago, maybe you could do the same if you care more about your privacy then what you are getting out of the experience of being connected to a CIA funded front project. If you feel that physical media ownership is dying, unimportant and you prefer digital media instead (and you don’t mind a controlled market as opposed to a free market) then I think you should definitely stick with the XBOX ONE because some of the games look like they will be amazing. Best wishes to you fellow gamer.

          • BlinkFandango

            Pros vs cons, I’d rather keep in touch with family and friends than close my Facebook account. My family is in Australia, my wife’s family is in Brazil, I have friends literally all over the world (the college I attended for my undergraduate was about 40-50% international) and the convenience that Facebook offers outweighs my privacy concerns. I just make sure that my public profile doesn’t contain anything that would embarrass me at a job interview.

            I don’t think physical media is dying, I know it is. You can Google “Amazon Now Sells More Kindle Books Than Hardcover and Paperback Combined” to see the Times article on the truth about the future of books. I don’t even need to Google anything to tell you about music, the only reason I buy CDs anymore is because I get a digital copy of the music with it when I purchase it from Amazon. The only media left are movies and console games (PC games have already pretty much gone completely digital). I can tell you now Netflix is killing it for movies and Xbox One looks to be pushing the digital front for console games. Yes, there are negatives, but I think you’re failing to see the positives too: convenience and price (yes, I believe prices will fall when they don’t have to worry about retail).

          • Bryson Jack

            I don’t fail to see the positives at all…I have a large mp3 library, I own a kindle and half my gaming library is digital. Convenience and price is what digital is all about. There are risks with digital content that I do acknowledge..I could wake up one day and those digital things I own could be gone or altered and they can’t transferred to others or sold. I just happen to feel strongly that physical media should always be an option for people that want it and not “forced” out of the market by greedy corporations who want a purely controlled market. I disagree that the XBOX One is the holy grail of convenience or price..so I will abstain.

          • Lezlow

            You do realize that true geeks and press will be testing the fully off functioning of the Kinect. It’s actually rather simple using Wireshark. The Prism stuff with the NSA is not about how companies are giving your information out. It’s really about how companies are being FORCED to give information out because of poorly written laws with so many backdoors that its easy for intelligence agencies to get what they want. Granted the things that matter the most to these agencies are chat, phone, and email and all accessed by queries to return data. It is highly doubtful that the NSA cares what boxers you are wearing while you are sitting on your couch gaming. Granted they are not following the laws of the constitution by doing these things but they are doing it to stop terrorism and crime. They really don’t care what the gaming population is doing. The Kinect will be no different than a webcam hooked to your pc or laptop. How do I know. Once again, I take off the tin foil hat, stop speculating and do some research and testing; which brings me to my original point, run Wireshark.

          • MrRadiolips

            #3 weeks ago i got Tomb Raider for $24.99 on steam.

          • Nick Peck

            Sony’s digital copies do the exact same thing lol, it isn’t any different on psn. I just looked on my buddies ps3 over the weekend and they are still selling digital copies for more than physical copies as well (or equal to depending on the title).

            I do agree that ANY digital copy of a game should be at least $5 cheaper since you aren’t getting any retail packaging or a disc. I prefer digital downloads so I have just dealt with it over the years but I think it’s time the pricing falls in line with what you are getting across ALL digital stores.

          • Bryson Jack

            Well “I” am buying my digital copies of AAA games for $0.99 – $6. If I am going to spend more money than that then I want a physical copy that I can hold in my hand with the option to sell if I so choose someday down the road. The point in all this is that for that “weird” people like me….that should be an option.

          • Nick Peck

            Then don’t buy the XBL digital versions if you want to trade games in. Just buy the retail discs and trade them in when you are done with them. You will still have both options like you do today so it’s all good.

          • Steve

            So I can sell my disks on eBay to the highest bidders. Cool.

          • Nick Peck

            Yah, it will be just like it is now so I wouldn’t worry about it.

    • usrev

      Sony’s E3 SHOW was bad, but did you look at their actual game list? google “list of ps4 games” and “list of xbox one games” and bring up the wikipedia pages and it becomes clear. atm PS4 has 71 games and xbox one has 51 games

      • Nick Peck

        MS still has 2 more shows coming up where they are going to finish revealing the other new IP’s plus more info across the board. So that # will grow. Also, the point of E3 is to SHOW what you have and what is coming soon and sony couldn’t even do that. I wonder if it will be like the Wii U launch, “buy us now, play what you want in a year”…

        I like my Wii U, but I really wish I would have waited lol, oh well. The few games I play on I really enjoy but still, Nintendo dropped the ball.

      • Chris White

        Yeah…that’s how you tell if something is bad or not. I was dating a girl with 2 eyes…..now my girlfriend had 5 eyes. That makes her the best girlfriend ever……………….

        (*the pause was for sarcastic effect)

      • BlinkFandango

        You have a good point. Most of those games are indie titles, which sadly MS isn’t supporting in the way they should. Having said that the only indie game I am looking forward to is Transistor and I believe that will eventually come to Xbox One. Even if it doesn’t, if I really want to play it I’ll have to get it on PC. Overall, I am looking forward to more of the Xbox exclusives than I am the PS4 exclusives, but that is just personal preference.

    • Nick Peck

      Nice Post. I to am spending a nice chunk of change on the Xbox One, but I’m confindent in my purchase as I like everything that I have seen so far. They have the games I want the most which only sweetens the deal.

      As for #1, you can’t always put the DLC on sale with the main title all of the time depending on how all or new any of it is. They won’t put new DLC on sale right away or anything but MS does do a pretty good job with putting DLC on sale a lot.

      for #2, I love digital products but has always agreed that they need to be a bit cheaper than retail no matter what for obvious reasons. I’m not sure how closely people at MS watch constant fluctuating prices of new and used games to price digital copies accordingly. GoW:J is $40+ for a new retail copy, so it is priced correctly.

      For #3, MS has killer end of year sales where you can fine a ton of GoD and XBLA games for dirt cheap. They have a lot of good weekly deals and yearly sales as well but you have to pay attention to when they are because they don’t always last very long. I do hope they add some more deals the coming next gen once they get a good base of game setup.

      I’m sure it will be fine down the road as it does take time for any company to build up their systems with a lot of new stuff. We just have to wait and see :)

      • BlinkFandango

        For #1, I’m talking about games like Toy Soldiers that are old and whose DLC are old as well. Yes, I can see some cases when they can’t put the DLC on sale with the game, but in most cases the games they are putting on sale are old.

        For #2, I never used to buy GoD until they started having the sale. I love the convenience of it, but as you mentioned there could be a little bit of work there. The fact that the people that work there aren’t paying attention to retail prices worry me, what are they getting paid to do?

        For #3, MS has had some really good sales, I wouldn’t say killer sales, but they get one or two killer deals in their sales. I would like some really killer sales. The Ultimate Games on Demand sale was great, but it was a lot of really old games. Steam does that and sells newer stuff at good prices. I’m not saying their sales are bad, just saying they could do a lot better. The sales are really what are going to make or break the system for me since I only buy games on sale (the only reason I pre-ordered two games was so I don’t feel stupid when my friends come over to try the Xbox One and I have nothing to show them, everything else I’m getting on sale).

        • Nick Peck

          Yah I hear you and I hope going into next gen that they do pick up on what sony is doing and stick with it. I don’t sit around and expect free this or that, but at the same time I wouldn’t mind some better deals from them.

          It will be hard when the XBO comes out because there is only going to be a very limited amount of XBLA games available as it will take time to build up a library so I doubt we will see any “sales” for awhile.

          If they can at least give out or make any DLC uber cheap until the catalog fills up that would be cool. I read that we get 4 games worth of free DLC for the day one system (dead rising 3 is one of them and I forget the rest). It’s like $50 in DLC provided you buy the games to use it with.

          Hey, there is never anything wrong with waiting for sales man. There are a lot of games I’d still love to get but I won’t bother until I see them very cheap :D

          **Here I found the Day one stuff I mentioned above***
          —————————————————————————
          What is a day one Xbox One console? Well you obviously get the console itself, the Kinect sensor, a Xbox One controller and an HDMI cable. What is special about the “Day One” units though is the following:

          •Xbox One commemorative controller that says “Day One 2013” on it.

          •You will get an exclusive “Day One” achievement but no one quite knows what that means as of yet.

          In addition to those items being a part of the console that you will pick up from your favorite store there are also other “Day One” items. There will be a “Day One 2013” 12 month XBox Live membership that you can buy that will come with the day one bonus of Xbox One Killer Instinct: Round One digital game playable with exclusive Shadow Jago character.

          Additionally, some of the launch titles will also have a “Day One” version. Titles such as Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3 and Kinect Sports Rivals will all have special content that will be exclusive to the “Day One” version, at least for a little while. Here is what you will get with each game:

          •Forza Motorsport 5 Day One Edition – Instant access to three cars tuned to the top of their class.

          •Ryse: Son of Rome Day One Edition – Exclusive multiplayer map and sword with bonus attributes.

          •Kinect Sports Rivals Day One Edition – Exclusive sporting equipment that separates your champion from the rest of the world.

          •Dead Rising 3 Day One Edition – Exclusive Frank West and Chuck Greene tribute packs with bonus attributes.

    • Vince

      say something major, better say something

      • BlinkFandango

        It probably won’t make a difference, Major has been talking to the deals team for years and they have never really seemed to get it.

        As it stands I’m probably going to cancel my pre-order. As many great games as Xbox One has, all my friends see that PSN+ gives away tons of free games and is cheaper than Xbox Live Gold, PS4 doesn’t require an online check, and all the great games on Xbox One + game sharing is not enough to stop them from switching. Microsoft better have some trump card up their sleeve in the near future (like constant free games from XBL for longer than until the launch of the Xbox One, similar to PSN+) or they are going to lose a lot of business (including mine). If Microsoft can’t convince my friends to buy an Xbox One, why should I waste my breath trying?

      • Does Not Equal

        Or what? You’ll beat him up?

  • Bradillac76

    Anyone figure out what the “Black Ops” sale is that kicks in today? The game is showing at $29.99, isn’t that what it always is?

    • Valkyrie Pilot

      No, even Amazon has it at $36.86

      • Bradillac76

        Amazon has the LTO version for $29.99 which includes map packs 1 and 2. Why would I pay the same price at Xbox Live for no additional maps and no disc that I can sell later if I want? These Xbox Live prices really need to come down to make sense.

        • Matthew

          There is hardly EVER good sales. Doritos Crash Course, one of the best xbox live releases… FREE. And better and more fun than all of these put together…

  • PSYCHOv1

    PLEASE tell me the Season Pass for Black Ops 2 will be 50% off next week

    • Boss

      Says on their Twitter the sales only for Black Ops 1

  • mightywombat

    It was listed at $49.99 before, which is still MSRP.

  • James

    Good games on demand this week. Thanks Larry

  • StormRaging

    Am I the only one tired of all these new Magic games being full releases?

    • BlinkFandango

      I like them, $10 a year for the digital version of the game is way less than buying the physical cards.

      • StormRaging

        I just don’t get why they don’t just update the old one instead of doing a new one every year. Plus give me ultimate deck freedom.

        • http://www.pathofdestruction.us/forums Xtowers

          They add a bunch of stuff each time. $10 ain’t that bad. If you want full deck freedom go buy some real cards. We wouldn’t want you to start complaining that these digital cards aren’t redeemable for physical cards.

  • Reinier Martinez

    FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 was released on GOD but not XIII, how come? :/

  • Jared

    Hey Larry When Can We See Dead Space 2+3 ME2+3 On GOD

  • Vince

    what a load of sh*t

  • Jared

    Saints Row The III Is Free On PS3 P+ For free

    • Nick Peck

      Fable 3 is free on XBL.

    • Bush O Connor

      uncharted 3 aswell and i was about to pick it up last week, sony saved me 30 euro :)

      • Jan Václavík

        More like €10 these days…

        • Bush O Connor

          its 30 secondhand in gamestop, 32 brand new

          • Jan Václavík

            Well, its about €10 in local stores and about €15 on Amazon.

  • Jared

    What to get State of Decay or block ops 1 Map Packs

  • Bradillac76

    That starts July 1. Free games every 1st and 16th through the end of the year.

  • BlinkFandango

    I have to ask, is PSN+ that great of a deal? I’ve been having a discussion on next-gen consoles with my friends and their default is basically PSN+ is a way better deal and doesn’t require an online check every day. I don’t want any of the PS4 exclusives, but I will switch to PS4 if all my friends are getting one. I don’t want to be the loner with an Xbox.

    • Dylan

      I don’t personally have it, but I have seen the sales.
      It is pretty great.

      You get 2 free games a month (as long as you are a sub), and many discounts (on top of the normal discount) and free themes on the store.

      The free games are generally really good too. Last month was Uncharted 3 and XCom: Enemy Unknown.

      This will continue to the PS4. Driveclub will be free the first month (or year?), and Don’t Starve will be the second month.

      The Xbox free games will end at Xbox One’s launch.

      • BlinkFandango

        Yeah, I knew the Xbox free games were ending at the end of launch, I was hoping it would last longer, it would be much easier to sell the Xbox One as a viable product to my friends. Unfortunately most of them have made up their minds. Most of them won’t be getting a new system till the first price drop though, so MS might have time to convince them, although MS seems pretty set in their ways and aren’t really budging on anything. It seems kind of ridiculous to me though, this is the transition period, this is the time to ensure your fanbase stays strong, while trying to steal some from the other camp, and Sony seems to have that covered, I’m not quite sure what MSs strategy is right now.

        • Dylan

          All my friends are switching over as well.

          There really isn’t much reason to stay when the company you supported doesn’t really care what you think.
          The online authentication is absolutely killing them right now, as it should.

          Microsoft has shown with the 360 that the console won’t be supported with great games the entire generation (im frustrated by this).

          While Sony still is putting out great exclusives.

          Xbox Live really isn’t worth it anymore since most of its services (netflix, free to play games, HBO go) are free everywhere else.

          They’ve devalued Xbox Live (and the ads are ridiculous). They’ve devalued games.
          They’ve eliminated choice for the developers and consumers.
          And increased the price of the console.

          It isn’t a coincidence that 500+ developers are making games for PS4 (it was 100+ a few months ago)

          I’ll wait until the end of the generation to get Xbox one. So I can know for sure that they drop the DRM.

    • Dylan

      Oh and on the PS4, if you have PS+ on one account, you can play online with every account on the console.

      • BlinkFandango

        Good to know, thanks.

      • Bush O Connor

        thanks for the info dylan i was wondering if they would do this.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      lol i just got a ps3 the other day and let me tell you, psn+ is awesome compared to m$. free full games to play, of course you have to remain a member to play them but that does not matter to me. it is completely different from xbox in a good way. plus online browsing is free and you can watch videos. can’t do that on ie on xbox. i have been missing out being a fanboy of xbox. oh well. better late than never. oh and let me tell you “the last of us” is freaking awesome, best graphics on a console period. ps4 will be awesome.

      • heyitsme

        When you say you can watch videos, what type are you talking about? Also what services are on there in the Hulu and Netflix area? I have a PS3 but only connected it 2 times once when I got it, to see what it was, and then for the latest Twisted Metal.

        • Liquidfx Xboxdude

          i mean like regular internet. m$ ie browser won’t let you see videos b/c it says download flash or at least it did the last time i tried. its not a big deal because i have a pc but it is just nice to be able to do that without having to pay first. oh and games like the cave and joe danger 2, xcom, etc. are all free. it is awesome. don’t get me wrong though i still love my xbox 360 it is just that ps3 does have a lot to offer that i didn’t know about but i guess you know that already :)

          • Brian Eyekon Koehler

            The only reason they gave users that is because they got hacked and needed something to bring their fans back that was their solution PS+ and free games

    • Bush O Connor

      i subscribed to PSN+ only last week. much much better value than gold. is gold even worth anything with ads should be the real question.

      but yeah PSN+ only a week in and i’ve got XCOM and uncharted 3 it really takes a giant dump on xbox live.

  • todd Wright

    yeah dum dum

  • JamesValadez

    Come on Metal Gear Rising and Forza Horizon DLC sales. AC Revelations would be good too, but those are the ones I really want

  • Elan Gabriel

    Thanks!

  • Volitar Prime

    It is really free or is it one of those “pay to win” games?

  • Karl Cramer

    If it’s free, it’s for me.

  • Dylan

    It is called a monopoly. They are the only digital sellers on the platform. Whoever thinks there will be Steam-like sales on Xbox One is very…..optimistic.

    XMen Origins Wolverine is 29.99! That game came out in 08!

  • Bert

    What they dont tell you is “Fable III free” for download… 5.16gb! Half or more 360 owners have a 4gb hardrive so they are “trying” to get you to buy a bigger hard drive thats good…until december

    • Angry Consumer

      you can use USBs

    • Nick Peck

      Honestly, I think by now you would know that most games are at least 6gb in size for digital downloads. Yah, 4gb won’t cut it. Use a USB key or an external HD for 32gb of more room.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      lol yeah i used to think that was rough. then i went to d/l uncharted 3 on psn and it is 40gb. wtf good thing i got the 500gb hd.

    • Does Not Equal

      You expected a disc game to be under five gigs?

  • Steve

    Like I have said before, as long as my brothers and sisters in the military can’t use the Xbox one due to deployment in certain regions or lack of internet than I won’t buy one either…

    • Jorge Garza

      You can buy one now.

      • Steve

        Already preordered :)

  • Nick Peck

    They will have money cards but I doubt they will be reloadable. That would be cool and would save some money really.

  • mightywombat

    Major, it seems that Sonic Free Riders isn’t on sale yet, any idea when it will be discounted?

  • chris

    Another option when searching our own games should be to view Game on Demand games, just like arcade and full games.
    A pricing search option would be great.
    There also needs to be search options when looking at your hard drive space. It is a chore going through all the games I have trying to find my games that take up the most room.

  • http://www.pathofdestruction.us/forums Xtowers

    Been waiting a whole year for Magic 2014.

 

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