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May 16th 2011, 4:55 am PT

Blogroll Test

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March 27th 2011, 5:24 pm PT

March 27th Podcast Discussion

Listen to (or download) the latest show here.

During the move to WordPress, a special page type was was created for the podcast.

Unfortunately, there is a slight issue with it appearing on the main page or enabling comments on that template.

So for this week, please use this post to discuss today’s show. We’ll get it fixed for next week!

Thanks.

Update: The iTunes and Zune feed are currently not taking the new show. You can either download it from the page above, or wait a day or so until we get it fixed. Sorry about this!

 

Update: The iTunes and Zune feed have been fixed. The latest show should now appear.

Closing comments here as you can now comment on the show post:

 

 

March 27th 2011 at 5:24 pm | Archive | 37 comments

March 15th 2011, 4:00 pm PT

Coming soon to Xbox LIVE Marketplace

 

Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.* See blog post I’ll make for many of these for pricing and/or regional availability and follow me on Twitter for updates.

 

Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date Price Microsoft Points
     
Full House Poker 16-Mar 800
Ghostbusters 23-Mar 800
Swarm 23-Mar 1200
Islands of Wakfu 30-Mar 800
Seisou Kouki Strania 30-Mar 800
Rush ‘N’ Attack Ex-Patriot 30-Mar 800
     
Deal of the Week** Discount Dates Price Microsoft Points
     
Sonic 4: Episode I   March 22 – March 27 800

 

     
Arcade Four-Play    
A World of Keflings March 29 – April 3 400 (50% off)
Worms 2: Armageddon March 29 – April 3 400 (50% off)
Worms 2: Battle Pack March 29 – April 3 200 (50% off)
Raskulls March 29 – April 3 400 (50% off)

 


**Special pricing available for
Xbox LIVE Gold Members

   
Games on Demand Release Date
   
Call of Juarez 22-Mar
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 22-Mar
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 29-Mar
Split Second 29-Mar
   
Games on Demand Price Reduction Date
   
Halo: Reach   ONE WEEK ONLY – March 15-21
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Square Enix) 15-Mar
   
Avatar Marketplace Release Date
   
Aviation Collection 17-Mar
MLB 2K11 collection 24-Mar
Zombie Pets collection 31-Mar

 

 

*Current schedule. Subject to change. All content may not be available in all Xbox LIVE regions.

March 15th 2011 at 4:00 pm | Archive | 57 comments

March 14th 2011, 3:14 pm PT

Deal of the Week: St. Patrick’s Day

This week, Xbox LIVE Gold members can save on the following Xbox LIVE Arcade titles until Monday, March 21st:

 

 

St. Paddy’s Day Normally Deal Price Savings
Lips – "Chasing Cars" 160 80 50%
Rock Band – "Bad Luck" 160 80 50%
Rock Band – Green Day Pack 01 440 220 50%
Lips – "Some Guys Have All The Luck" 160 80 50%
Clover: A Curious Tale 400 200 50%
Green Tux 240 120 50%
Leprechaun Prop 240 120 50%
Green Shamrock Tee 80 40 50%
Red Dead Redemption Irish T-Shirt 80 40 50%
Celtics Jersey (NBA2K11) 240 120 50%

March 14th 2011 at 3:14 pm | Archive | 35 comments

March 2nd 2011, 10:11 pm PT

Unleash your Xbox LIVE Avatar to the real world

 

 

 

Want to show off your Xbox 360 Avatar in real life? Well now you can. You can get a huge (up to 4 ft x 6 1/2 ft) poster, like the one on the left or a fully detailed 3-D replica.

 

Xbox.com has more details.

 

March 2nd 2011 at 10:11 pm | Archive | 76 comments

February 16th 2011, 1:03 am PT

LIVE Activity for week of February 7

 

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

1    Call of Duty: Black Ops

2    Modern Warfare 2
3    Halo: Reach
4    FIFA Soccer 11
5    NBA 2K11
6    GTA IV
7    Madden NFL 11
8    Battlefield: Bad Co. 2
9    Call of Duty 4
10   Red Dead Redemption

11   Call of Duty: WaW
12   Halo 3
13   Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
14   Gears of War 2
15   NHL 11
16   Forza Motorsport 3
17   Dead Space 2
18   Fallout: New Vegas
19   EA SPORTS Fight Night Champion Demo (Full Game)
20   Left 4 Dead 2

 

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
2    Stacking
3    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
4    Pinball FX 2
5    Serious Sam HD: TFE
6    Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels
7    DEAD RISING 2: CASE WEST
8    Duke Nukem Manhattan Project
9    Space Invaders Infinity Gene
10   Trials HD
11   Galaga Legions
12   DEAD RISING 2: CASE ZERO
13   Castle Crashers
14   Game Room*
15   LIMBO
16   A World of Keflings
17   Plants vs. Zombies
18   ilomilo
19   UNO
20   Peggle

The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.
*Combined sales of all Game Room titles

 

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

1    Voice Changer 360
2    Bird Assassin
3    Toy Stunt Bike
4    Avatar Paintball
5    Baby Maker Extreme 2
6    Avatar Laser Wars
7    The Impossible Game
8    Avatar Ninja!
9    I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
10   Miner Dig Deep
11   Nuclear Wasteland
12   College Lacrosse 2011
13   Avatar Karting
14   M2AF: Message 2 All Friends
15   Beer Pong
16   Get Rich or Die Gaming
17   Avatar Drop
18   Avatar Ragdolls
19   Zombie Turkey Outbreak
20   ZP2KX: Zombies & Pterodactyls!

 

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

1   GTA IV
2   Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
3   F1 2010

4   Street Fighter IV
5   Colin McRae : Dirt 2
6   Resident Evil 5
7   Fallout 3
8   Bioshock 2
9   Halo 2

10  Dead Rising 2
11  Batman: Arkham Asylum
12  Red Faction Guerrilla
13  Lost Planet 2
14  Gears of War
15  FlatOut UC
16  Tron Evolution
17  Tinker
18  Battlestations: Pacific
19  Fuel
20  Section 8   

 

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.

 

February 16th 2011 at 1:03 am | Archive | 25 comments

February 3rd 2011, 4:59 am PT

Top Xbox LIVE Games of 2010

 

After much time in various SQL data bases and Excel Pivot tables, I am pleased to present the Top LIVE lists of 2010.

 

Please note that the rankings are based on the games’ first seven days of activity on the Xbox LIVE service and only include games released in 2010.


 

Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles of 2010 (based on UU’s during the first week of launch)

1    Call of Duty: Black Ops
2    Halo: Reach
3    Red Dead Redemption
4    Fable III
5    Battlefield: Bad Co. 2
6    Medal of Honor
7    Mass Effect 2
8    FIFA Soccer 11
9    Fallout: New Vegas
10  BioShock 2
11  Madden NFL 11
12  Splinter Cell Conviction
13  Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
14  Dead Rising 2
15  Kinect Adventures!
16  NBA 2K11
17  Crackdown 2
18  Aliens vs Predator
19  Mafia II
20  Army of TWO: TFD

 

Top Arcade Titles of 2010 (Based on full versions purchased during the first week of release)

1    Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
2    LIMBO
3    Perfect Dark
4    Toy Soldiers
5    Monday Night Combat
6    Deadliest Warrior

7    Dead Rising 2: Case West 
8    X-Men Arcade
9    Castlevania Harmony of Despair
10    Plants vs Zombies
11    Scott Pilgrim
12    Sonic 4 Episode 1
13    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
14    Blacklight: Tango Down
15    Hydro Thunder Hurricane
16    RISK Factions
17    Super Meat Boy
18    World of Keflings

 

Top Indie Games of 2010 (Based on full versions purchased during the first week of release)

1    Baby Maker Extreme
2    Avatar Showdown
3    Avatar Paintball
4    Avatar Ninja!
5    Avatar Racedrome
6    Try Not To Fart
7    Nuclear Wasteland
8    Avatar Onslaught
9    Yet Another Zombie Defense
10    Zombie Estate
11    Breath of Death VII
12    MILITARY SNIPER-SIM 3.18
13    Get Rich or Die Gaming
14    Avatar Bumper Cars
15    Avatar Meet Up Live!
16    GET TO THA CHOPPA!!1
17    Shoot 1UP
18    Toy Stunt Bike
19    The Impossible Game
20    So Many Girls So Little Time

 

February 3rd 2011 at 4:59 am | Archive | 52 comments

December 21st 2010, 7:42 am PT

Xbox LIVE Countdown to New Years Eve kicks off today

Starting today and running until December 31st, we’re counting down to the New Year with a brand new Xbox LIVE deal every day, plus 10 extra bonus deals that are specially priced for the duration of the promotion. The special pricing is available for both Xbox LIVE Gold and Free members.

 

The Xbox LIVE Countdown to New Year’s Eve deals for today, Dec. 21 are:

 

Red Dead Redemption Game Add-ons

Liars & Cheats Normal Price:800 Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Legends & Killers Pack Normal Price: 800 Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Undead Nightmare Normal Price: 800 Discounted Price: 600 Savings: 25%

Undead Nightmare Collection Normal Price: 1600 Discounted Price: 1200 Savings: 25%

 

Video

Layer Cake Normal Price: 800 Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%

 

Bonus: Celebrate the New Year with these free 2011 glasses from the Holiday collection

 

PLUS: the following items are on now sale and the discounted price will be in available until December 31
Super Meat Boy Discounted Price: 800 Savings: 33%

Comic Jumper Discounted Price: 800 Savings: 33%

Toy Soldiers Discounted Price: 800 Savings: 33%

Banjo Tooie Discounted Price: 600 Savings: 50%

Castle Crashers Discounted Price: 600 Savings: 50%

The UnderGarden Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Risk Factions Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Afterburner Climax Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Borderland’s Claptrap New Revolution Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Carcassonne Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%

 

Grab these deals now before you forget and the price returns to normal. If you are not near your Xbox 360 console, you can still take advantage of the special prices by purchasing the items on Xbox.com. You’ll save money and the item/s will automatically start downloading the next time you sign in to Xbox LIVE. Details on how that all works on Xbox.com.

 

Tomorrow’s deal: The character in this game holds two Guinness World Records

 

December 21st 2010 at 7:42 am | Archive | No comments

December 17th 2010, 6:51 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of Nov Dec. 6

 

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

1     Call of Duty: Black Ops
2     Modern Warfare 2
3     Halo: Reach

4     FIFA Soccer 11

5     Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
6     Madden NFL 11

7     GTA IV
8     NBA 2K11
9     Halo 3

10    Call of Duty: WaW

11    Call of Duty 4
12    Fallout: New Vegas
13    Red Dead Redemption

14    Battlefield: Bad Co. 2
15    Gears of War 2
16    Fable III

17    Forza Motorsport 3
18    NHL 11
19    Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
20    FIFA 10

 

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1     Pinball FX 2

2     3 on 3 NHL Arcade
3     SOUTH PARK LET’S GO TOWER DEFENSE PLAY!
4     Trials HD

5     Bomberman Battlefest
6     PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
7     LIMBO
8     Game Room*
9     Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels
10    DEAD RISING 2: CASE ZERO
11    Crazy Taxi
12    Plants vs. Zombies
13    Castle Crashers
14    Super Meat Boy
15    Worms 2: Armageddon
16    A Kingdom for Keflings
17    Family Game Night **
18    SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD: THE GAME

19    Sonic Adventure
20    Faery: Legends of Avalon

 

The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.
*Combined sales of all Game Room titles

**Combined sales of all Family Game Night titles

 

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

1      The Impossible Game Level Pack
2      Epic Dungeon
3      Avatar Paintball
4      Nuclear Wasteland
5      The Impossible Game
6      Get Rich or Die Gaming
7      I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
8      Sketchy Tower Defense
9      Miner Dig Deep
10     Decimation X3
11     Score Rush
12     Fish Hunter
13     A Madman’s Guide To Happiness
14     Zombie Estate
15     Avatar Racedrome
16     Avatar Drop
17     Baby Maker Extreme
18     Zombie Accountant
19     Decay – Part 1
20     Head Shot 2

 

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

1     GTA IV
2     Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
3     F1 2010

4     Colin McRae : Dirt 2 
5     Street Fighter IV 

6     Fallout 3 
7     Resident Evil 5
8     Halo 2
9     Bioshock 2
10    Batman: Arkham Asylum
11    Dead Rising 2
12    Red Faction Guerrilla
13    Blacklight: Tango Down

14    Lost Planet 2
15    Gears of War
16    Viva Piñata
17    Tinker
19    FlatOut UC
19    Quantum of Solace 
20    Battlestations: Pacific

 

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.

 

December 17th 2010 at 6:51 pm | Archive | 27 comments

December 16th 2010, 1:16 am PT

Round up for Wednesday, December 15, 2010

 

In case you missed any of my tweets today (or maybe you could not be bothered with Twitter) here is a recap of some of the things that happened today that you may find interesting :

 

Tweet: Quake Arena Arcade, X-MEN and The Path of Go are now available on Xbox LIVE Arcade: http://mjr.mn/gbxy86

 

Tweet: Deal of the day: Save 37% on Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Get it for $37.99 http://mjr.mn/8YxW7T

 

Blog post: Gray Matter demo is available for European Xbox LIVE members

 

Tweet: Mark Zuckerberg is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2010 http://mjr.mn/i9ot7F

 

Tweet: The Digital Story Of The Nativity (YouTube video) http://mjr.mn/hXOxh5!

 

Blog Post: Quake Arena Arcade, X-MEN and The Path of Go are now available on Xbox LIVE Arcade

 

Blog Post: Xbox LIVE Members in the US can get in on the College bowl action w/ the ESPN Xbox LIVE College Bowl Showdown

 

Tweet: Xbox.com has a list of the ESPN Bowl games, as well as more details on the sweepstakes http://mjr.mn/dLijHp

 

Tweet: Walmart offers 12 months of Xbox Live and a (good) game for $81 http://mjr.mn/gaUSM8

 

Remember, many of the deals are time sensitive so if you want to be sure you won’t miss out on any when the happen follow me on twitter.

 

December 16th 2010 at 1:16 am | Archive | 10 comments

December 15th 2010, 2:17 pm PT

Sports Fans: ESPN College Bowl Showdown and more

 

ESPN on Xbox LIVE has a lot going on as we head into the bowl season.  Starting today, December 15th,  the ESPN Xbox LIVE College Bowl Showdown kicks off! This is a pick’em mini-game.  Beginning today through – 1/10, Gold  LIVE members can launch into ESPN on Xbox LIVE and can enter the College Bowl Showdown, where you can pick which teams you think will win the 35 bowl games and earn score for their picks.  Each participant will receive the ESPN avatar Jersey for participating in the pick’em.  Between 1/1-1/10, participants who watch any of the bowl games during that timeframe will receive the ESPN Football hat.   Also, you can enter the ESPN College Bowl Showdown Sweepstakes with a chance to win the grand prize: Trip to the 2011 ESPY awards and first prize: Trip to ESPN HQ’s.

 

More details in the press release

 

Update: Xbox.com has more details, and a list of the bowl games.

 

Be sure to read the ESPN3 on Xbox LIVE FAQ if you have questions about accessing ESPN on Xbox LIVE

 

December 15th 2010 at 2:17 pm | Archive | 14 comments

December 15th 2010, 1:04 am PT

Round up for Tuesday, December 14, 2010

 

In case you missed any of my tweets today (or maybe you could not be bothered with Twitter) here is a recap of some of the things that happened today that you may find interesting :

 

Blog post: Star Wars The Force Unleashed II – Endor Game Add-on

 

Tweet: Deal of the Day:GTA IV for $13.99 (Console) / $12.99 Games for Windows http://mjr.mn/8YxW7T

 

Tweet: Today Only: Save up to 37% on EA Sports titles http://mjr.mn/djeB0f

 

Blog post: Free Kinect Sports and Joyride Game Add-ons coming soon

 

Blog post: Kinect Sports Free Party Pack Game Add-on

 

Tweet: Humble Indie Bundle #2 is live! Pay what you want, donate what you want to the devs, @EFF, and @CPCharity! http://www.humblebundle.com/ 

 

Tweet: Billy Joel hits are now available for Rock Band 3 http://mjr.mn/cxv0wh

 

Tweet: Sale: Brütal Legend for $10.54 http://mjr.mn/fM7nGl

 

Tweet: Come work with us because the covenant won’t kill themselves. Jobs with 343 Industries: http://mjr.mn/fokpeX

 

Remember, many of the deals are time sensitive so if you want to be sure you won’t miss out on any when the happen follow me on twitter.

 

December 15th 2010 at 1:04 am | Archive | 9 comments

December 11th 2010, 6:33 pm PT

Show 380: Childs Play dinner and getting ready for the Holidays

 

Technical Note: This weeks show is being presented as an enhanced .M4A file. In addition to using a modern codec that results in better sound and smaller file size, if your media player supports it you may see chapter markers, URLs and/or contextual artwork for some areas of the podcast.

 

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of this new format.

 

If your player does not support M4A, you can download the regular un-enhanced MP3 file here.

 

Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVEs Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)  
Co-host : lollip0p (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)
Co-Host: Stepto (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)

We discuss this weeks Childs Play dinner

Preparing for the Holidays

Name the Game
and more….

Links to some of the things mentioned in this episode:

http://www.spike.com/event/vga
http://www.childsplaycharity.org/
http://twitpic.com/3dygj9

http://twitpic.com/3dy6dw

 

Show Details: 

Duration (approx):

55:21

File size (approx) : 27.47
Format: M4A

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December 11th 2010 at 6:33 pm | Archive | No comments

December 11th 2010, 6:06 pm PT

Gears of War and the VGAs

 

Gears of War 3

I have just learned of a decision to postpone our planned Gears of War news from Epic Games for the Spike Video Game Awards this weekend.  I wanted to share this with you and let you know that while these are never easy decisions, we can tell you that what we have to share for the franchise in 2011 will definitely be worth the wait and we look forward to working with our partner at Spike on sharing this world premier news when it is ready.

 

 

 

 

December 11th 2010 at 6:06 pm | Archive | No comments

December 9th 2010, 1:05 am PT

Round up for Wednesday, December 8, 2010

 

A lot of stuff happened today that I was tweeting or blogging about. I figured I’d make this quick post to summarize what you may have missed:

 

Blog post: Bomberman Battlefest is released on Xbox Arcade

 

Tweet: Daily Deal: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit for $34 (+ more deals on select EA Games) http://mjr.mn/fVz6Ay

 

Tweet: Seriously…if you don’t have this, get it now: Batman Arkham Asylum Platinum Hits for $14.99 http://mjr.mn/erfZNY

 

Blog post: New Games for the Holidays video showing new #XBLA titles coming soon

 

Tweet: ‘Tis the season for another great Holiday deal: Buy one #Kinect game and save 50% on the second http://mjr.mn/i1MvZF

 

Tweet: Marvel Super Heroes pack for Pinball FX2 http://mjr.mn/dHLNH1

 

Blog post: Earn free achievements! Download these two free games, unlock achievements and vote for the winner http://mjr.mn/hInBkx

 

Tweet: New game add-on for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light http://mjr.mn/gIQjtA

 

Tweet: Permanent Price Drop: Download Gears of War 2 directly from Xbox LIVE for $19.99 US http://mjr.mn/g6FlsJ

 

Remember, many of the deals are time sensitive so if you want to be sure you won’t miss out on any when the happen follow me on twitter.

 

Let me know if a post like this is useful or if you have a better idea how I can do a re-cap on days like today where it’s pretty busy.

 

December 9th 2010 at 1:05 am | Archive | 18 comments

December 8th 2010, 6:31 pm PT

New Games for the Holiday game play trailer

 

New a new video showing gameplay from A World of Keflings, Raskulls and ilomilo which are all being released as part of our Games for the Holidays promotion. Here is the schedule:

December 22: A World of Keflings, 800 Microsoft Points
December 29: Raskulls, 800 Microsoft Points

January 5: ilomilo, 800 Microsoft Points

 

 

December 8th 2010 at 6:31 pm | Archive | No comments

December 1st 2010, 2:33 pm PT

Introducing the Xbox LIVE Rewards program

 

It’s a brand new way for Xbox LIVE members* to earn Microsoft points for doing things they already do on Xbox LIVE. Sign up and start earning Microsoft Points by watching movies and sports, playing games and more.  Plus, when you sign-up for Xbox LIVE Gold, or renew your membership you’ll earn even more. Sound good? We’re officially kicking off the program later today, but if you want to get in early hit the link below.

Get more details and join for free at Rewards.xbox.com

 

*This program is currently available in the US and UK only

 

December 1st 2010 at 2:33 pm | Archive | 143 comments

December 1st 2010, 5:34 am PT

LIVE Activity for week of Nov 22

 

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

1    Call of Duty: Black Ops
2    Modern Warfare 2
3    Halo: Reach
4    FIFA Soccer 11

5    Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
6    Madden NFL 11
7    Halo 3
8    Fallout: New Vegas
9    NBA 2K11
10   Fable III
11   Call of Duty: WaW
12   GTA IV
13   Call of Duty 4
14   Gears of War 2
15   Red Dead Redemption
16   Forza Motorsport 3
17   Battlefield: Bad Co. 2
18   Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
19   Kinect Adventures!
20   NHL 11

 

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    Splosion Man
2    Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
3    Hasbro Family Game Night  
4    Trials HD
5    Portal: Still Alive
6    Crazy Taxi
7    Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge
8    PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
9    Greed Corp
10   Pinball FX 2
11   Madden NFL Arcade
12   Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
13   The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
14   Zombie Apocalypse
15   MEGA MAN 10
16   Magic: The Gathering
17   Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels
18   DEAD RISING 2: CASE ZERO
19   Puzzle Quest 2
20   SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD: THE GAME
The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.
**Combined sales of all Game Room titles

 

 

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

1    Nuclear Wasteland
2    Get Rich or Die Gaming
3    I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1 
4    The Impossible Game 
5    Sketchy Tower Defense
6    Avatar Racedrome
7    Miner Dig Deep
8    Avatar Drop 
9    Baby Maker Extreme 
10   A  Game you can’t BEAT!!
11   Avatar Showdown
12   Avatar Snowball Fight
13   Zombie Estate 
14   The Deep Cave
15   THE ZOMBIE SHOTGUN MASSACRE 2 
16   Spring Break In Zombie USA
17   Console Info
18   Breath of Death VII 
19   Avatar Ninja!
20   Head Shot 2

 

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

1    GTA IV
2    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
3    F1 2010
4    Street Fighter IV

5    Colin McRae : Dirt 2
6    Fallout 3
7    Batman: Arkham Asylum
8    Resident Evil 5
9    Halo 2
10   Bioshock 2
11   Dead Rising 2
12   Red Faction Guerrilla
13   Lost Planet 2
14   Gears of War
15   Tinker
16   FlatOut UC
17   Quantum of Solace
18   Battlestations: Pacific
19   Fuel
20   Blacklight: Tango Down

 

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.

 

December 1st 2010 at 5:34 am | Archive | 24 comments

November 23rd 2010, 3:43 pm PT

Save with these Xbox LIVE Black Friday deals

 

Most places have Black Friday deals that last for one-day only. Weve decided that youll need almost a full week to get in on these savings. These prices are available for BOTH Xbox LIVE Gold and Free members*.  In addition, come back to my blog on Friday November 26th when Ill have another post of special one-day sales with savings of up to 80% off.

 

GAMES ADD-ONS

Splinter Cell Conviction Deniable Ops: Insurgency Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Alan Wake The Signal Regular Price: 560 Discount Price: 320 Savings: 43%

Trials HD The Big Pack Regular Price: 400 Discount Price: 240 Savings: 40%

Rock Band 3 – Lady Gaga Pack 01 Regular Price: 560 Discount Price: 280 Savings: 50%

Rock Band 3 – Nirvana Pack 01 Regular Price: 880 Discount Price: 640 Savings: 27%

Rock Band 3 – Nirvana Pack 02 Regular Price: 440 Discount Price: 240 Savings: 45%

 

GAMES

Monkey Island: Special Edition Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Monkey Island 2 Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Puzzle Quest 2 Regular Price: 1200 Discount Price: 800 Savings: 33%

Serious Sam TSE Regular Price: 1200 Discount Price: 600 Savings: 50%

Zombie Apocalypse Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Portal: Still Alive Regular Price: 1200 Discount Price: 400 Savings: 67%

VooDoo Dice Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Mega Man 10 Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Magic the Gathering Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Madden NFL Arcade Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 400 Savings: 50%

 

AVATAR

Secret of Monkey Island – Cotton Swab Regular Price: 160 Discount Price: 80 Savings: 50%

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These savings are available until November 29th.

 

 

*All content may not be available in all Xbox LIVE regions

 

November 23rd 2010 at 3:43 pm | Archive | No comments

November 18th 2010, 4:41 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of Nov 8

 

With all of my travel over the past few months, and the recent KINECT launch I have finally found time to get back into the groove of posting the LIVE Activity list. While the list has been on hiatus, I’ve decided to take the opportunity to think about how to make it a little more interesting. Here is the new schedule: Every other week, I’ll be posting the below list. This is the same list that you’ve come to know over the years. During the alternate weeks I don’t post this list, I’ll be posting a brand new list showing activity on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, specifically the top items purchased. This new schedule will allow me to show a new dimension of LIVE Activity. Look for that new list next week.

So, without further delay, here is what you and you friends were playing on Xbox LIVE last week:

 

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

1    Call of Duty: Black Ops
2    Modern Warfare 2
3    Halo: Reach
4    FIFA Soccer 11
5    Fable III
6    Fallout: New Vegas
7    Call of Duty: WaW
8    Madden NFL 11
9    Call of Duty 4
10   Halo 3
11   NBA 2K11
12   GTA IV
13   Red Dead Redemption
14   Gears of War 2
15   Battlefield: Bad Co. 2
16   Kinect Adventures!
17   Medal of Honor
18   NHL 11
19   Forza Motorsport 3
20   FIFA 10

 

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD: THE GAME
2    Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels
3    Guwange
4    Super Meat Boy
5    Faery: Legends of Avalon
6    DEAD RISING 2: CASE ZERO
7    Plants vs. Zombies
8    RISK: FACTIONS
9    THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 UNLIMITED MATCH
10   LIMBO
11   Trials HD
12   Peggle
13   Castle Crashers
14   SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 4 Episode I
15   Bloody Good Time
16   Sonic Adventure
17   Game Room
18   Snoopy Flying Ace
19   3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2
20   Family Game Night
The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.
**Combined sales of all Game Room titles

 

 

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

1   Nuclear Wasteland
2   I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
3   radiangames Fireball
4   THE ZOMBIE SHOTGUN MASSACRE 2
5   The Impossible Game
6   Get Rich or Die Gaming
7   The TEMPURA of the DEAD
8   Avatar Racedrome
9   radiangames Fluid
10  Baby Maker Extreme
11  Avatar Drop
12  Miner Dig Deep
13  Avatar Showdown
14  Physics Sandbox 2
15  Breath of Death VII
16  Home Run Challenge
17  radiangames Inferno
18  Avatar Ninja!
19  Zombie Estate
20  Game 35

 

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

1    GTA IV
2    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

3    F1 2010
4    Street Fighter IV
5    Fallout 3
6    Colin McRae : Dirt 2
7    Resident Evil 5
8    Dead Rising 2
9    Halo 2
10   Bioshock 2
11   Red Faction Guerrilla
12   Lost Planet 2
13   Batman: Arkham Asylum
14   Gears of War
15   Tinker
16   FlatOut UC
17   Blacklight: Tango Down
18   Quantum of Solace
19   Battlestations: Pacific
20   Fuel

 

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.

 

November 18th 2010 at 4:41 pm | Archive | 62 comments

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