August 13th 2013 6:00 am PT

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Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date MS Points
Charlie Murder  14-Aug 800
Flashback  21-Aug 800
     
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Injustice: Zatanna  13-Aug 400
Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches  13-Aug 800
Halo 4: Infinity Armor Pack  20-Aug 240
Halo 4: Steel Weapon Pack  20-Aug 240
Halo 4: Bullseye Pack  20-Aug 480
Halo 4: Champions Bundle  20-Aug 800
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Hitman HD Pack 13-Aug to 19-Aug 40% off
Just Cause 2   40% off
Deus Ex Human Revolution    40% off
Hitman Blood Money   50% off
El Shaddai   75% off
     
Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker 20-Aug to 26-Aug 33% off
Metal Gear Solid 2&3   50% off
Zone of the Enders HD   50% off
Deca Sports Freedom   50% off
Otomedius Excellent   50% off
Silent Hill HD Collection   33% off
Silent Hill Homecoming   50% off
Silent Hill Downpour   50% off
SAW   50% off
Neverdead   50% off
Rumble Roses XX   33% off
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Kinect Central: Your Shape 2012 Bundle Pack:
Back in Shape Lose It and Keep It Off
13-Aug to 19-Aug 240 (63% off)
Kinect Central: Ghost Recon FS: Arctic Strike DLC Pack 20-Aug to 26-Aug 320 (60% off)
Halo 4 Avatar Collection 20-Aug to 26-Aug 50% off
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2  13-Aug  
Metro: Last Light  13-Aug  
Midway Arcade Origins  13-Aug  
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed  13-Aug  

Note: Prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region

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

  • m1nh0ca

    DotW is being really bad lastly…
    Not counting El Shaddai, all the other games are found cheaper (even new) retail.

    But wait! There’s no El Shaddai in my region… :-(

    Where will the XBL Arcade games be on sale again?

    • xPutNameHerex

      After the Summer of Arcade promotion probably. Microsoft never has XBL Arcade sales during that, as they would rather people spending money on Arcade titles buy those heavily promoted titles rather than the ones on sale.

    • http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?u=324759 Tylerh1701

      I don’t think these Games on Demand deals are too bad, but I agree, where are the XBLA games on sale? Besides the Capcom sale, I don’t recall hardly any XBLA games being on sale in the last month or so.

      There’s plently of quality XBLA games that released the first half of this year that I’d love to scoop up on sale!

    • Z4M0

      Yeah. I want XBLA. I have plenty of (unopened yet) retail stuff arround.

      No point/money will be spent this month on my 360.

    • Z4M0

      BTW WRC powerslide and Special Forces Team X have been reduced (800 & 400 msp respectively) Does anyone still play those online ? Pretty good demos IMHO.

      • m1nh0ca

        Yes, I’ve seen… unfortunately Team X is a dead game, as well as most of the “online only” for the Xbox.

        They work better on PC.

  • FrancoDHorse

    I’m conflicted between ZoE HD, MGS 2&3 HD, and DE: HR… Also Halo 4 and Mark of the Ninja DLC too. Better stock up on some more points.

    • Timothy Hames

      MGS 2&3 HD is worth EVERY PENNY

    • Timothy Hames

      Dont buy DE:HR right now, Wait until Nov 15

      Deus Ex Human Revolution: Director’s Cut is coming out.

      (Taken from amazon)

      Ultimate Deus Ex – Human Revolution experience – take advantage of a multitude of improvements, features and additional content that bring this already critically-acclaimed adventure to whole new levels

      I will buy this game again just for the fixes to boss battles and the new content.

      Edit- the missing link DLC is encluded in the collecter ed, that’s an extra 5 to 10 dollar saving.

      • FrancoDHorse

        Thanks for the heads up on DE: HR DX.

        I played it on my PS3 (via PS+), but I really want it for my 360 too. It’s such a fantastic game, and those fixes are welcomed.

        Now I think I don’t have to stock up a lot on points. Oh and as a side I already own the MGS HD Collection on PS3, but beating Snake Eater and Sons of Liberty again but on 360 gives me that MGS itch again. lol

        Also I got Peacewalker HD on 360 when it was on sale a while back.

        • Timothy Hames

          I hate that the best of the best for the DX is going to be on the Wii U, lucky for me I have one of those not being used right now in my house.

  • Death Dealer

    I hope they patch that Silent Hill HD collection at some point, then I will buy it.
    Too bad, El shaddai isn’t on the Dutch GoD, neither is Otomedius (sniff).
    Was the Halo 4 champions bundle part of the season pass?

    • FrancoDHorse

      Nope, but the Champions Bundle are the packs combined at a discounted price.

      • Death Dealer

        Thanks!

    • Michael Burden

      The developers/publisher already said they weren’t going to patch the 360 version of Silent Hill HD Collection, though they already did the PS3 version. I believe the same thing was said about the Metal Gear Solid collection as well, though I may be mistaken about that one. Maybe that will change after the removal of the Certification fees, but I wouldn’t bet on it or hold my breath.

  • mcmax3000

    Oh yeah… I completely forgot that new Halo 4 DLC was a thing.

  • https://twitter.com/CasualCasualty Fading Lee

    Was hoping for sept 1st game with gold to be on this list :P

  • Flawless

    the GoD sales were cool at first but now im like ehhhh can we get back to arcade games and DLC smh.

  • rhooper

    I’d like to spend all my MSP before they turn into real money.
    However, I’m only interested in XBLA games by now.

    “So buy them”, you may say.
    And I say “no”. I already pay for Gold, so I refuse to buy a game full price, as DotW is one of the few features we have as paying customers.

    Games With Gold is a nice initiative, though… even Fable 3, AC 2 and Crackdown were already in my collection.

    EDIT: GoD, DLCs and Arcade games at the same time in a DotW would please everybody. For example 2 or 3 of each. It’s already something good.

    • Guy Frick

      I’m in the dashboard beta so I no longer have points, and I wish it went back to points because now I have to pay tax on every purchase, instead of the initial points purchase. (may depend on states sales taxes of course, but sucks for me in south dakota.)

      • rhooper

        And I thought this change would be bad only for us living outside the US… seems that even for you, Americans, this moving was not good either.

        Well, at least you have Bing Rewards, XBL Rewards and a much better support from Microsoft than we have around here in Europe.

      • OldSchoolHeel

        Are you paying tax with money that was converted from points?

        • Guy Frick

          When it switched me over they converted my points to money (had like 400 points) and every purchase I make gets charged tax. So for example, instead of 160 points for the minecraft skin pack, i had to pay 1.99 plus tax.

          • OldSchoolHeel

            Thanks. I have about $200 in points. My relatives weren’t creative last Christmas.

          • Michael Burden

            The worst part is the charging of tax on items only available digitally with no physical counterpart available, which should be illegal in the United States. Sales tax should only be charged on items when the same item is available for purchase from a physical location of the retailer in the same state, otherwise it is interstate commerce and not applicable to local taxation.

          • O Mosqueda

            Did that happened with GonD’s before the switch? In my country I’ve only seen “plus tax” prices at Live Gold Subscription for 1 month. The rest of the stuff that is charged with real money have no “plus tax” tag. I hope the tax charging won’t be universal.
            Anybody else in the beta had the same tax thing?

  • Boss

    Now the Xbox One doesn’t need Kinect make a bundle for $349 without it

    • Death Dealer

      I’m sorry to tell you this, but it isn’t going to happen, at least not any time in the near future. Your best bet is to wait for a pricedrop.
      Albert Penello made it very clear on GAF that MS believes in the innovation Kinect will bring and I agree with them. Including it with the Xbox One will be better for the games and their application of Kinect in the long run if developers now can count on its adoption.

      • Boss

        Why do people have to pay for something they might not ever plug into the Xbox One? it’s pointless

        • Death Dealer

          It’s not pointless, most of the Xbox One is built around Kinect anyway and you’ll definitely want to use it as you can’t do everything as easy with the gamepad and some things won’t even work.

          • Boss

            I’ve got no interest in saying Xbox TV , Xbox game Xbox Record if I didn’t have an Xbox I would have a TV and I’m not going to start paying for cable

  • Chris Hofer

    For the past 4 weeks, 95% of the Deals of the Week have been games on Demand games. Just check “xbldb dot com”, and it’s easy to see all the price decreases over the past month. Where are the XBLA sales? Where are sales on DLC for games? Has M$ totally given up on those? I sure hope not! I’m not impressed with the last four weeks of sales. The Marketing team needs to re-think their strategy…again. Please give us some XBLA sales. Long overdue.

    • Michael Burden

      14/21 does NOT equal 95% – I know you are exaggerating for effect but get real. Even if you lumped the Mortal Kombat DLC/Arcade and GTA IV DLC together it still wouldn’t even be close to 95%. And to be quite honest, they have been pretty lacking in terms of GoD sales up until now. Not much of interest to me due to lack of hard drive space or titles I already own, but good to see them actually varying the sales (other than the GTA IV and Mortal Kombat sales which have been repeated several times).

    • http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?u=324759 Tylerh1701

      100% agree! I’m ready for some XBLA sales again!

    • Tisoyboy2

      I think I’ve been spoiled by Playstation+. I only by CoD DLC on XBL.

    • Cristian Vairano

      Never seen good XBLA Sales in Summer of arcade. Why this time must be different?

  • Timothy Hames

    Deus Ex Human Revolution is such a good Game BUT wait until this Oct,

    When they bring out the new edd of this game with the redone boss fights and updated graphics. It will be worth every penny

  • Timothy Hames

    Major,

    I would like to hear what your thoughts are about Marc Whitten interview to IGN on the Xbox One working without Kinect.

    Not sure if your going to do a write up or have more infromation, but as the Xbox Guy, I have always liked your direct answers to questions, I’m greatful if you respond.

    Thanks Major

  • Chuck Ankenbauer

    OT; But wake up M$ and start releasing games Day 1 via Digital Download… IE: upcoming Madden25 and GTAV for example. No more disk for me.

    • Death Dealer

      I agree with this, this should be done ASAP, for ALL retail games.
      And please lift the limitations for external storage devices MS, allow fair use for Xbox 360 like on the Xbox One!

      • beardyman3218

        The external hard drive restriction needs to change im running out of space on my 250gb i want to be able to expand upon this by more than 16gb.

        • rhooper

          For some time already, you can use up to 32gb.

          But it’s not enough, still…

          • Death Dealer

            They should just lift it and allow us to use our external drives now. I have a 2TB drive waiting to be used.
            They could release a 500GB internal drive for a reasonable price ( ;) ) but I don’t think that would sell much with the Xbox One releasing anyway.
            Lifting the limit would generate far more goodwill among consumers.

    • Dennis Crosby

      I’ve been done with disc since may but it suck that we’re day one releases all ready it would be nice to download Gta V

  • Dennis Crosby

    Where is payday 2 ?

    • Timothy Hames

      It should be on live right now if it was ready for 360 today. I know State of Decay was ready by 6 am (i stayed home from work to play that day 1)

      • Death Dealer

        I thought Payday 2 was a retail game now and not having a day 1 digital release on GoD.

        • Dennis Crosby

          WHile last week on twitter they said it is also so coming out on live to

          • Death Dealer

            Ah, that changes things then. Didn’t catch that, but that’s great!

          • beardyman3218

            Its coming to live but not on day one. i dont understand why they dont release games on live day one, it really annoys me and if its £40 instead of the retail £20 i will be VERY annoyed.

      • beardyman3218

        It doesnt release in stores in the UK till the 16th, does this mean the digital release will also be the 16th?

    • beardyman3218

      From payday twitter “Sorry, we got our intel wrong, #PayDay2 will come to Xbox digitally, date to be confirmed soon. We’ll let you know.” that was on august 9th.

  • Jorge Garza

    Guys, I just want to recommend you something with my hand on my heart.

    I highly recommend you getting the first arcade from Summer of Arcade, “Brothers: A tale of two sons”. If you are tired of shooters, trust me, that game is BEAUTIFUL, INNOVATIVE & EPIC!

    Not very challenging, but it is an AWESOME and incredible experience, trust me! Get that game!

    • ikari_paul

      sounds nice. will get it on steam once its released

  • Tyler Beale

    I’m guessing that all the Halo 4 stuff isn’t part of the War Games Map Pass…

    • shabbypenguin

      hands down the worst map pack pass ive ever spent money on.

  • Alejandro Gomez

    $50 Metro Last Light
    $40 Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen

    Guess I will have to wait for price drops =/

  • JoeGrahamcracker

    Please just release the TMNT game. This year’s Summer of Arcade is garbage. I’ve got all these msp and nothing to buy.

  • http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?u=324759 Tylerh1701

    Thanks for posting this update Major, it’s much appreciated by me and others. Always nice to know what’s coming up soon in games and sales.

    One request, can we get back to having XBLA games on sale soon? Some of these Games on Demand sales are nice, but I’d love to grab some XBLA games on sale too!

  • O Mosqueda

    Next week’s DotW are quite tempting. Although I wish the DLC for those games would also have some discounts, Otemedius never had a pack or a season pass and it has a lot of DLC. I’m glad you could finally find sometime to update the blog, Major. I know the XBO is the next best thing and I hope the guys at MS keep giving me reasons to change my mind about considering getting one in the future, but in the meantime before it gets released, I’d like to hear more about the XB360, we’ll have time for the XBO later.

  • jose

    charlie murder,flashback,champions bundle,zone of the enders hd and dead rising 2 this next 2 weeks are going to be a hell of a lot of fun.

  • mightywombat

    Yes! Glad to see this post this week. Looking forward to Zone of Enders HD, should be $15, right?

    • Alex Fiedler

      One hopes. I’ll definitely be picking it up, along with the H4 DLC, and maybe the Silent Hill collection if anyone can tell me if Konami finally fixed the 360 version?

  • Volta Vanguard

    where is Payday 2?

  • ryder4life22187

    I like how before the XBO had been announced it was hard for MS to give a good deal on GoD. But not the release date is coming closer there dropping discounts left and right trying to move GoD before it’s too late.

    • Alex Fiedler

      It really began last two Holiday seasons with the Black Friday sales and the Countdown sales. I bought SO many games and DLC, I still haven’t caught up with them. I’m glad to see that they’ve extended it to seasonal sales and the rare blowout, although I agree that they’re wanting to move a whole lot of 360 product quickly. However, keep in mind that for the most part, Xbox One sales will not eclipse 360 sales anytime in the immediate future. People are less enthusiastic about buying software for a replaced system, though.

  • ElektroDragon

    Really don’t like these deals.

  • Scott

    Rayman Origins is only €9.99 on Spanish Xbox Live. Is that a deal or normal price? Either way, flipping good value, just bought it without thinking twice!

    • Alex Fiedler

      Normal price. Great deal, I agree, but DAMN is it difficult.

  • JoeGrahamcracker

    Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising Case zero on xbla tomorrow I think. I think they will have 2 free games a month until xboxone come out. Not sure though.

    • Scott

      Crackdown’s been out 2 weeks now for free so should be another new one tomorrow, which is supposed to be the Dead Rising Games. Pretty cool, I think anyway…..after that I think it’s 2 free per month, probably up until November/December (likely to the release of Xbone).

      • evilfangs .

        It’s 1st and 16th for the free games with gold. Dead rising 2 and Dead rising 2: Case zero will be this Friday the 16th.

  • Ryan Davis

    Why are the prices shown in XX% off? I want to know the price.

    • Scott

      I’ll tell you: Still too much…….

    • James Jiao

      Uh.. prices for GoD would vary by region mate. Thought you’d know by now that not everyone lives in the USA.

      • Ryan Davis

        Still, the majority of Xbox gamers are in the U.S. They have posted U.S. prices in the past. They could post both and I’d be fine with that.

        • James Jiao

          Fair enough. I can accept that.

  • Mik3t

    Err this is a farce where is payday 2|

    • Scott

      With that kind of patience, I hope I don’t get lumbered with you in my heist-team. ;)

    • shabbypenguin

      That isnt a fault of microsoft, blame the game industry. it wasnt a big name title so they shipped the games out on release date. it happens sometimes.

      • Mik3t

        I was actually talking about the digital version which requires no shipping, hence posting in the xbox live marketplace schedule post

        • shabbypenguin

          ah apologies, carry on good sir :P

  • Bobby B

    still waiting for Forza Horizon DLC to go on sale…

    • Scott

      Forza Horizon DLC AKA: Forza 3 DLC AKA: Forza 4 DLC…….etc.etc.

    • Flawless

      yep cause im still refusing to pay $20 for it.

    • JamesValadez

      Same. $20 for only a few more cars and reskinned tracks is a rip

  • Nate Welles

    Snoresville

  • Antonio Galindo

    40% off wow. Fail. good thing I got themn from amazon for like 2-5$ each. That bundle pack has allot for 800msp I will be getting that this week.

  • Jason Swartzendruber

    It’s two free games a month thru December (although they may extend the offer). 1st and 16th are the dates new games get released. Next is Dead Rising 2 and its prequel DLC DR2: Case Zero.

  • Steve Smith

    These deals suck but I’m okay with that…time to work on that backlog.

  • Sigognac

    …hélas, still nothing for the family.
    All still combat, war, stealth or horror (said without anything against those genres, in general). It is not a critic, and I know whom are the players aimed by their sales.
    But I deplore to find nothing in these promotions, since several months, for our family, children and adults, including me.

    • http://twitter.com/incphi incphi

      In the last few months, there have been sales on several family-friendly Games on Demand including Monopoly Streets, Family Game Night, and miscellaneous LEGO games. The recent XBLA bundles have also offered many great selections for significant discounts. And I believe there’s always always a Kinect deal available as well.

      • Sigognac

        You are right, “incphi”. There was some games for the family. I followed it. It is true, I agree.

        But If I can precise my point of view, just for others that share it;

        Just in this two sales, there are 16 games, from action to horror. None for children or families.

        During the last sales, there was multiple offers for each of Mortal Kombat, Tom Clancy’s series, Assassin’s Creed series, Borderland 2 universe, DIshonnored and Metal Gear Rising , Serious Sam, Battlefield 3, Resident Evil, Sleeping Dogs, Ghost Recons and yes, there was some Popcap puzzles and a bit of Arcade games, and one Disney sale that had some, I admit ..but very few in comparison.

        Also, during the “Ultimate Game Sale” there was near 33 more titles offered, from which 28 were mature first or third-person-shooters, roleplaying games, horror games or other mature content.

        Only 5 were intended for families:
        There was Monopoly Streets or Hasbro games, even if they seems better to play for real for a family; and many will disagree, but Lego Batman and Lego Lord of the Rings seem glauque to me, even if they are intended for kids, since the source materials are not.
        But even with it, we are maybe at 5 games in months for maybe 75 to a hundred action, violent or horror games.
        I only ask myself a question. Is there so few colorful and friendly games on xBox? of does the sales organisers or players that buy online just do not care about them?
        Nb. Sorry for the long message.

        • AC130

          I count a few among the ones I have got on sale include at least a dozen kids titles I would say a bit more then 5 and depending how far back you look.

  • gimmegimmekevin

    I’ll probably DL the HD version of MGS: PW at the very least.

  • abeeest

    So I can download the El Shaddai demo, but it’s not available to buy.

    • AC130

      Same.

  • AC130

    So can anyone explain why all GonD sales usually charge an extra $5 or $10 on the AU marketplace?

    • roozbeh, again

      probably VAT

      • AC130

        ???

        • roozbeh, again

          Value Added Tax.
          or in short another for america to shaft the world

          • AC130

            Oh I am all lubed up now ready for some Dead Rising 2.

          • roozbeh, again

            Im downloading it right now

          • AC130

            It has online co-op right?

          • roozbeh, again

            yep

          • AC130

            : )

  • baconcheeswhiz89

    the deals are ehhhhhhhh, might have to check on that champions bundle though.

  • Maximum Gamer

    I want a BF3 dlc sale ASAP :(

    • ryder4life22187

      they just had one recently why would we want another repeat sale.

      • Flawless

        plus MS store just had the premium edition for $20 lol.

        • Maximum Gamer

          i live in Brazil man, don’t know what’s is the problem in have another sale for BF3, is in the top10 of most played games on xbl etc,is better than bioshock2 and we have all time :(

  • Rigoberto Montaña

    shadow complex! come on

  • JamesValadez

    Is the Mark of the Ninja DLC still coming out this Friday?

  • gerblanski

    I really wish you’d put clickable links in…

  • david es

    El shaddai is not founded on french store. What’s up with that?

    • Steve Copley

      Not on Australia store either, was all set to buy it at $4.99, but denied.

      • KellyNUTS

        Same :(

  • Rickard Olsson

    I’m really sad not to see DuckTales this month! :(

    • Bennijin

      All I can say is Charlie Murder had better be good.

  • Mariusz Gromada

    There’s a demo of Al Shaddai in polish Marketplace, but still not a full version to buy… that’s a shame.

  • KellyNUTS

    What are the chances that we will ever see a GoD version of “Magna Carta 2″?
    So rare in PAL territories, would love to buy that game!!

    • Bennijin

      Too right, I paid £25 for it in CEX, more than I pay for most games I buy NEW!
      Mind you it looked untouched, but that’s not the point. Also it’s an Xbox 360 exclusive, remember those?

  • Bennijin

    What a load of codswallop. Summer of Arcade is no reason to stiff paying members with awful “deals” of this nature, you know. No wonder the last two DotWs weren’t even posted.

    Look at what your competition is offering. LOOK.

    • m1nh0ca

      Well… I have to agree.

  • Cristian Vairano

    i don’t found that game in Marketplace and i receive also a -1

    thanks for to be so serious.

    • abeeest

      I gave you a pity +1 ;)

      • Cristian Vairano

        Maybe i want a response to my question, i don’t care + or – .

        However i understood that if i want that game i must buy from retailers. Here difficult someone can answer to my questions.

  • Alex Fiedler

    Would love to see some symmetry between Microsoft Store sales and digital Xbox sales, but it’ll never happen. =

  • Fernando Coli Viotto

    For those looking to buy El Shaddai, just keep in mind that the “action/fight” part of the game is just horrible and boring.

    Still the scenarios are very nice for everyone looking for a story telling and artistic experience.

    Still I didnt do it, I recommend finishing the game on easy since the only challenge during fights is dealing with the crappy combos.

 

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