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November 17th 2010, 7:44 pm PT

Holiday Offers from Microsoft Game Studios

 

Although I tweeted this earlier today, I wanted to make sure you saw the promotion we just announced: If you spend 1600 points on select Microsoft Game Studio content, you’ll get 400 points back. This promotion is available to all Xbox LIVE members except those in Japan or Italy. Xbox.com has the complete list of eligible content and how to get in on the deal. The offer November 22, 2010.

 

November 17th 2010 at 7:44 pm | Archive | 33 comments

October 26th 2010, 12:50 pm PT

Game Add-on: Undead Nightmare Pack for RDR

 

Content: Undead Nightmare Pack
Price: 800 Microsoft Token
Availability: Not available in Japan
Dash Text: Unleashed upon the world of Red Dead Redemption. The Undead Nightmare Pack features an entirely new single-player campaign that follows John Marston as he tries to find a cure for the highly-infectious undead plague spreading across the frontier. In addition to this epic single-player adventure, the Undead Nightmare Pack also features a brand new multiplayer mode in addition to new gameplay mechanics, weapons, undead animals and mythical creatures.

 

Purchase the Undead Nightmare Pack and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Note: You’ll need a copy of Red Dead Redemption to use this Game Add-on

 

October 26th 2010 at 12:50 pm | Archive | 18 comments

October 25th 2010, 9:32 pm PT

Tell us what youd like to see on the Avatar Marketplace

 

I was chatting with some people who work on Avatar Marketplace and they asked me what I thought the community would like to see added to the Avatar Marketplace. After a short discussion, I said lets just ask em.theyre not shy about telling us what they do and dont like.  So here is your chance. Vote in the poll below, or leave your comments and tell us what you would like to see come to the Xbox LIVE Avatar Marketplace.


 

 

 

Ill keep the poll open for about a week so let us know what you think and Ill share the results with the Avatar Marketplace team.

 

October 25th 2010 at 9:32 pm | Archive | No comments

October 21st 2010, 9:51 pm PT

Join me at the official Kinect Launch in NYCUpdated

 

We are days away from Kinect and the launch plans are starting to finalize. Join me at the New York event where we have some great surprises to kick things off. Ill share more details as we get closer to the date, but for now I wanted to tell you the save the date so you can join in on the fun.

 

Xbox 360 Presents The Official Kinect Launch

When:  November 3rd, 6:00 p.m. November 4, 3:00 a.m.

Where:  Toys R Us Times Square, New York (1514 Broadway at 44th Street)

 

More details on the event here

 

See you in New York.

 

Update: Weve just announced that the first 3,000 people to line up and purchase Kinect at the official launch party with me at Toys R Us Times Square will receive a free copy of Kinect Sports and Kinect Joy Ride, along with a one-year Xbox LIVE Gold subscription.*

Fine Print:
*Gift with purchase available for the first 3,000 people who purchase Kinect for Xbox 360 (Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor or Kinect bundle), starting at midnight on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at Toys"R"Us Times Square, NY. Gift includes two Kinect for Xbox 360 games (Kinect Joy Ride and Kinect Sports) and one-year Gold subscription to Xbox LIVE. Limit: one gift per person.

 

 

October 21st 2010 at 9:51 pm | Archive | No comments

October 18th 2010, 12:58 pm PT

DOTW: Members Choice Winner

 

This weeks Gold Member Deal of the week is the winner of last months Members Choice Deal Of The Week Poll. If you own Battlefield: Bad Company 2, then youll be happy to know that the majority of your fellow Xbox LIVE members Gold Members voted for this deal:

 

Onslaught Mode, normally 800 Points, is now 400 Points.

While the SPECACT Upgrade Bundle, normally 480 Points is 320 Points.

 

These deals are available for Xbox LIVE Gold members until Monday, October 25th.

 

October 18th 2010 at 12:58 pm | Archive | No comments

September 30th 2010, 1:51 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of Sept 20th

 

Here is a look at LIVE activity for the last week

 

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

1    Halo: Reach
2    Modern Warfare 2 
3    Halo 3
4    Call of Duty: WaW
5    FIFA Soccer 11 Demo
6    FIFA 10
7    Call of Duty 4 (Purchase the full game for direct download)
8    Madden NFL 11
9    GTA IV (Purchase the full game for direct download)
10    Red Dead Redemption
11    Battlefield Bad Co. 2
12    Gears of War 2
13    Forza Motorsport 3 (Download the demo)
14    Left 4 Dead 2
15    NBA 2K11 Demo
16    NHL 11
17    Halo 3: ODST
18    DEAD RISING 2: CASE ZERO
19    Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Demo
20    NCAA Football 11

 

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    DEAD RISING 2: CASE ZERO
2    DeathSpank: Thongs Of Virtue
3    Plants vs. Zombies
4    Sonic Adventure
5    LIMBO
6    Trials HD
7    SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD: THE GAME
8    Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
9    Castle Crashers
10    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
11    Alien Breed 2: Assault
12    Marathon: Durandal
13    Space Invaders Infinity Gene
14    Game Room **
15    Deadliest Warrior
16    Monday Night Combat
17    Shank
18    UNO
19    Peggle
20    Magic: The Gathering

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     MILITARY SNIPER-SIM 3.18
3     Ricochet Assassin
4     Baby Maker Extreme
5     I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
6     The Impossible Game
7     Avatar Paintball 
8     Avatar Racedrome 
9     Try Not To Fart
10     So Many Girls So Little Time  
11     Avatar Onslaught 
12     Avatar Drop 
13     Miner Dig Deep 
14     Avatar Ninja!
15     Aurelia
16     Action Arcade Wrestling
17     Zombie Estate 
18     Head Shot 2
19     radiangames Inferno
20     Avatar Showdown 

 

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    Fallout 3
6    Street Fighter IV
7    Bioshock 2
8    Resident Evil 5
9    Halo 2
10    Batman: Arkham Asylum
11    Red Faction Guerrilla
12    Gears of War
13    Tinker
14    Blacklight: Tango Down
15    FlatOut UC
16    Fuel
17    Battlestations: Pacific
18    Quantum of Solace
19    SWTCW: Republic Heroes
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.

 

September 30th 2010 at 1:51 pm | Archive | 59 comments

September 28th 2010, 2:11 pm PT

Show 372: Gearboxs Randy Pitchford talks about the new Borderlands Game-Add on and Duke Nukem Forever

 

This is a special bonus show (since there is no show on Sunday Oct. 3 due to travel. In this short interview, Gearbox CEO Randy talks about the new Borderlands Game add-on released today, as well as Duke Nukem Forever.

Links to some of the things mentioned in this episode:
Borderlands

Duke Nukem Forever

 

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September 28th 2010 at 2:11 pm | Archive | No comments

September 23rd 2010, 9:44 pm PT

LIVE Activity List update

 

Yesterday I posted the TOP LIVE Activity list which I have since learned contained a manual error in the reporting data for the week of September 13th.

 

I have just the list but I also wanted to share an interesting data point: (that has been double checked) Halo: Reach was the number one game on Xbox LIVE for the past seven days and had nearly four times as many unique users playing the game on Xbox LIVE vs. Halo 3 for the week of Sept. 13.

 

Bungie has posted even more interesting numbers as well.

 

I have corrected the list has which shows Halo: Reach as the number two game on Xbox LIVE for the period of Sept. 13 – 19 (having only been available from September 14th onwards), followed by Halo: 3 in third place.  I hope that clears things up.

 

Now, once I finish the Reach campaign, anyone know of some good Excel classes I can take ?

 

September 23rd 2010 at 9:44 pm | Archive | 70 comments

September 23rd 2010, 2:41 am PT

LIVE Activity for week of Sept 13 **UPDATED**

 

Update: I have corrected this list. The original list I posted contained an error. I’ve posted an explanation here.

 

Here is a look at LIVE activity for the last week:

 

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

1 Modern Warfare 2 
2 Halo: Reach
3 Halo 3
4 Call of Duty: WaW
5 FIFA Soccer 11 Dem
6 FIFA 10
7 Call of Duty 4 (Purchase the full game for direct download)
8 Madden NFL 11
9 GTA IV (Purchase the full game for direct download)
10 Battlefield Bad Co. 2
11 Gears of War 2
12 Red Dead Redemption
13 Halo 3: ODST
14 Forza Motorsport 3 (Download the demo)
15 Left 4 Dead 2
16 NBA 2K11 Demo
17 NHL 11
18 NCAA Football 11
19 Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Demo
20 Madden NFL 10

 

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    DEAD RISING 2: CASE ZERO
2    Monday Night Combat
3    SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD: THE GAME
4    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
5    LIMBO
6    Plants vs. Zombies
7    Shank
8    Trials HD
9    Castle Crashers
10    Castlevania Harmony of Despair
11    Deadliest Warrior
12    Hydro Thunder Hurricane
13    RISK: FACTIONS
14    UNO
15    Sonic Adventure
16    Toy Soldiers
17    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
18    Game Room **
19    Magic: The Gathering
20    Battlefield 1943

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

 

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

1     MILITARY SNIPER-SIM 3.18
2     I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
3     The Impossible Game
4     Baby Maker Extreme
5     Avatar Paintball
6     Avatar Racedrome

7     So Many Girls So Little Time 
8     Try Not To Fart
9     Avatar Ninja!
10    ADVENTURES of CAPTAIN Becky
11    Avatar Onslaught 
12    Miner Dig Deep
13    Zombie Estate 
14    Avatar Drop
15    Avatar Showdown 
16    Jet Pack War
17    Globe Clicker
18    Beat Hazard
19    Breath of Death VII 
20    radiangames Inferno 

 

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

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

3    Fallout 3

4    Colin McRae : Dirt 2

5    Bioshock 2
6    Street Fighter IV
7   Resident Evil 5
8    Halo 2
9    Batman: Arkham Asylum
10  Red Faction Guerrilla
11  Gears of War
12   Tinker
13   Blacklight: Tango Down
14   FlatOut UC
15   Fuel
16   Battlestations: Pacific
17   Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

18   Quantum of Solace
19   LOST PLANET COLONIES
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.

 

September 23rd 2010 at 2:41 am | Archive | 47 comments

September 20th 2010, 9:13 pm PT

Dotw: L4D2s The Passing

 

Its Deal Of The Week time! This week, Xbox LIVE gold members can get Left 4 Dead 2s The Passing for 320 points.

 

September 20th 2010 at 9:13 pm | Archive | No comments

September 14th 2010, 10:19 am PT

Demo: NBA 2K11

Content: NBA 2K11 Demo
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE Regions
Dash Text: Get a taste of the most anticipated basketball simulation videogame of the year with the NBA 2K11 demo. Relive the 2010 NBA Finals game between the Lakers and the Celtics while experiencing NBA 2K11’s all-new breathtaking visuals & innovative controls. In addition to being the only game featuring Michael Jordan, NBA 2K11 also includes improvements to core gameplay elements – including an all-new IsoMotion™ dribbling controls, all-new breathtaking visuals, and much more. This year BECOME THE GREATEST with NBA 2K11.

 

Add the demo to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

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September 14th 2010 at 10:19 am | Archive | 22 comments

September 9th 2010, 2:14 am PT

LIVE Activity for week of Aug 30

 

Here is a look at LIVE activity for the last week:

 

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

1    Modern Warfare 2  
2    Halo 3
3    Call of Duty: WaW

4    Call of Duty 4 (Purchase the full game for direct download)
5    DEAD RISING 2: CASE ZERO
6    FIFA 10
7    GTA IV (Purchase the full game for direct download)
8    Madden NFL 11
9    Gears of War 2
10   Battlefield Bad Co. 2
11   Red Dead Redemption
12   Mafia II Playable Demo
13   Halo 3: ODST
14   Left 4 Dead 2
15   Forza Motorsport 3 (Download the demo)
16   VANQUISH OFFICIAL DEMO – VELOCITY ATTACK
17   Mafia II
18   Trials HD
19   Fallout 3
20   Monday Night Combat

 

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1   DEAD RISING 2: CASE ZERO
2   SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD: THE GAME
3   Monday Night Combat
4   LIMBO
5   Shank
6   Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
7   Alien Breed Episode 1
8   Trials HD
9   Castle Crashers
10  Galaga Legions
11  Deadliest Warrior
12  Castlevania Harmony of Despair
13  RISK: FACTIONS
14  UNO
15  Hydro Thunder Hurricane
16  Game Room **
17  Toy Soldiers
18   Battlefield 1943
19   Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
20   Magic: The Gathering
The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.
**Combined sales of all Game Room titles

 

 

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

1     MILITARY SNIPER-SIM 3.18
2     I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
3     The Impossible Game
4     Baby Maker Extreme
5     Avatar Paintball
6     Avatar Racedrome
7     Avatar Ninja!
8     Try Not To Fart
9     ADVENTURES of CAPTAIN Becky
10    radiangames Inferno
11    So Many Girls So Little Time
12    Avatar Slam Dunk
13    Avatar Onslaught
14    Miner Dig Deep
15    Zombie Estate
16    Avatar Showdown 
17    Avatar Drop
18    Beat Hazard
19    Breath of Death VII
20    StormGate

 

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

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

3    Fallout 3

4    Colin McRae : Dirt 2
5    Street Fighter IV
6    Bioshock 2
7    Resident Evil 5
8    Halo 2
9    Batman: Arkham Asylum
10  Red Faction Guerrilla
11  Gears of War
12   Tinker
13   Blacklight: Tango Down
14   FlatOut UC
15   Fuel
16   Battlestations: Pacific
17   Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
18   Quantum of Solace
19   LOST PLANET COLONIES
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.

 

September 9th 2010 at 2:14 am | Archive | 47 comments

August 31st 2010, 4:01 pm PT

New Xbox 360 Wireless controller featuring a transforming D-Pad

 

We’ve just made the Xbox 360 Wireless controller even better with a brand new version that includes a transforming D-pad.  The engineers have come up with an ingenious solution with a d-pad that can go from a plus to a disc with the twist of the wrist.

 

From this:

To this instantly:
dpad_up dpad_down

 

Here is a video that shows how it work:

In addition to the new d-pad, the matte silver controller also features concave analog sticks and gray A,B,X,Y buttons for added style. 

 

The controller will only be available with the new Play & Charge Kit that will launch on November 9th for US $64.99.

 

More photos on my flickr

 

If you are headed to PAX Prime this weekend in Seattle, drop by the recording of my LIVE Podcast on Sunday where I’ll have a few of these controllers to give away for free.

 

Edit: It’s now up on Xbox.com

 

Update: The Play & Charge Kit is now available for pre-order

 

 

August 31st 2010 at 4:01 pm | Archive | 231 comments

August 30th 2010, 4:00 pm PT

Price change for Xbox LIVE Gold subscription

 

I wanted to let you know that as of November 1, 2010 we are increasing the price of an Xbox LIVE for some members. This price increase only affects Xbox LIVE Members in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom or the United States.

 

US

Current

1M Gold:  $7.99

3M Gold:  $19.99

12M Gold:  $49.99

Starting Nov 1, 2010

1M Gold:  $9.99

3M Gold:  $24.99

12M Gold:  $59.99

UK

Current

1M Gold:  4.99 GBP

Starting Nov 1, 2010

1M Gold:  5.99 GBP

Canada

Current

1M Gold:  $8.99 CAD

Starting Nov 1, 2010

1M Gold:  $9.99 CAD

Mexico

Current

12M Gold:  499 Pesos

Starting Nov 1, 2010

12M Gold:  599 Pesos

 

Unless listed above, there is no change in any other subscription packages.

 

Since launching Xbox LIVE in 2002 we have continually added more content and entertainment experiences for our members, while keeping the price the same. We’re confident that when the new pricing takes effect, an Xbox LIVE Gold membership will continue to offer the best value in the industry.

 

However, we do want to thank our loyal members and give you the opportunity to lock in your current price with an additional discount, so now would be a good time to renew your subscription.

 

Again, the only subscription packages impacted are those mentioned above. For instance, the 12m UK Price? Not affected since it is not mentioned above.

 

Edit: You can sign in and hit this page on Xbox.com to find out when your Xbox LIVE subscription expires.

 

   

August 30th 2010 at 4:00 pm | Archive | 881 comments

August 19th 2010, 4:23 am PT

Join me for a Windows Phone 7 live video chat

 

Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone 7
Earlier this week at Gamecom in Germany we made a lot of Windows Phone 7 gaming announcements that are pretty interesting for gamers, and especially Xbox LIVE members. Didn’t get a chance to make it to the show but still want to see some cool stuff?  Check out Xbox.com/phone for more information of how we’re going to connect Xbox LIVE to the Window Phone 7 experience. Then drop by the hour-long live video chat I’ll be hosting Thursday where you can ask me questions about our recent Windows Phone announcements, plus I’ll show you a few games.

 

Here are the details:

Date: Thursday, August 19, 2010
Time: 5p ET/ 2p PT (What time is this is in your time zone)
Where: Windows Phone Backstage (free registration required to participate)

 

If you have time, drop by and join us

 

 

Edit: The archive video is now available for streaming

August 19th 2010 at 4:23 am | Archive | 42 comments

August 18th 2010, 2:47 am PT

LIVE Activity for week of Aug 9

 

Here is a look at LIVE activity for the last week:

 

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

1    Modern Warfare 2  
2    Halo 3
3    Call of Duty: WaW
4    Call of Duty 4 (Purchase the full game for direct download)

5    Red Dead Redemption
6    FIFA 10
7    Mafia II Playable Demo (Purchase the full game)
8    GTA IV (Purchase the full game for direct download)
9    Battlefield Bad Co. 2
10    Madden NFL 11
11    Monday Night Combat
12    Left 4 Dead 2
13    Halo 3: ODST
14    Forza Motorsport 3 (Download the demo)
15    Madden NFL 11 demo (Purchase the full game)
16    Trials HD
17    LIMBO
18    Madden NFL 10 (Download the demo)
19    Fallout 3
20    Borderlands

 

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    Monday Night Combat
2    LIMBO
3    Castlevania Harmony of Despair

4    Trials HD
5    Hydro Thunder Hurricane
6    Deadliest Warrior
7    Castle Crashers
8    RISK: FACTIONS
9    UNO
10    Blacklight: Tango Down
11    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
12    Game Room **
13    Toy Soldiers
14    DeathSpank
15    Magic: The Gathering
16    Battlefield 1943
17    Worms 2- Armageddon
18    Marvel vs. Capcom 2
19    Hasbro Family Game Night *
20    Peggle

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

*Combined sales of all Hasbro Family Game Night titles

 

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

1    I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
2    So Many Girls So Little Time
3    The Impossible Game
4    Baby Maker Extreme
5    Avatar Ninja!
6    Avatar Paintball
7    Try Not To Fart 
8    Avatar Racedrome
9    萌めくり
10    Flight Adventure
11   Zombie Estate
12   Avatar Onslaught
13   Avatar Drop 
14    Miner Dig Deep
15    Avatar Showdown 
16    The No Button Game 
17    Super Avatar World 
18    Breath of Death VII
19    Avatar Bumper Cars
20    RC Helicopter Sim

 

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

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

3    Fallout 3
4    Colin McRae : Dirt 2
5    Street Fighter IV
6    Bioshock 2
7    Resident Evil 5
8    Halo 2
9    Batman: Arkham Asylum
10  Red Faction Guerrilla
11  Gears of War
12  FlatOut UC
13  Blacklight: Tango Down
14  Tinker
15  Fuel
16  Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
17  Battlestations: Pacific
18  Quantum of Solace
19  LOST PLANET COLONIES

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.

 

August 18th 2010 at 2:47 am | Archive | 38 comments

August 16th 2010, 1:01 am PT

Show 365: Lara Croft, NPDs etc.

 

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

Interview: Karl Stewart, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (34:23 – 50:11)

Interview: Aaron Greenberg, BIG VIP, NPD’s (50:11 – 1:11:44) 

WIN BIG with this weeks Name the Game

Xbox 101
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Links to some of the things mentioned in this episode:

Madden NFL 11 

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition

http://www.xbox.com/games/l/laracroftgolxbla/

http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/xboxlive/troubleshooting/NetworkHelp.aspx 

http://blog.sharpie.com/2010/08/introducing-the-new-sharpie-liquid-pencil/

Halo Reach Console
http://bit.ly/xboxeng

Win this arcade cabinet on this weeks Name The Game

 

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August 11th 2010, 1:17 am PT

LIVE Activity for week of Aug 2

 

Here is a look at LIVE activity for the last week:

 

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

1    Modern Warfare 2  
2    Halo 3
3    Call of Duty: WaW
4    Call of Duty 4 (Purchase the full game for direct download)
5    FIFA 10
6    Red Dead Redemption
7    GTA IV (Purchase the full game for direct download)
8    Gears of War 2
9    Battlefield Bad Co. 2
10   Left 4 Dead 2
11   Halo 3: ODST
12   Forza Motorsport 3 (Download the demo)
13   LIMBO
14   Madden NFL 11 demo (Purchase the full game)
15   Castlevania Harmony of Despair
16   Hydro Thunder Hurricane
17   Madden NFL 10 (Download the demo)
18   Trials HD
19   NCAA Football 11 (Download the demo)
20   NBA 2K10

 

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    Castlevania Harmony of Despair
2    LIMBO
3    Hydro Thunder Hurricane
4    Deadliest Warrior
5    Trials HD
6    Castle Crashers
7    RISK: FACTIONS
8    Blacklight: Tango Down
9    DeathSpank
10   UNO
11   Game Room **
12   Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
13   Toy Soldiers
14   Battlefield 1943
15   Magic: The Gathering
16   Marvel vs. Capcom 2
17   Worms 2- Armageddon
18   Hasbro Family Game Night *
19   Peggle
20   Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge
The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.
**Combined sales of all Game Room titles

*Combined sales of all Hasbro Family Game Night titles

 

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

1    The Impossible Avatar Getaway2
2    The Impossible Game
3    Baby Maker Extreme
4    I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
5    Avatar Ninja! 
6    萌めくり
7    Avatar Paintball
8    Try Not To Fart 
9    Flight Adventure
10   Avatar Racedrome
11   Zombie Estate
12   Avatar Onslaught
13   Avatar Drop
14   GET TO THA CHOPPA!!1
15   Miner Dig Deep
16   Avatar Showdown
17   Super Avatar World
18   Dragon Chess
19   The No Button Game
20   Breath of Death VII

 

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

1    GTA IV
2    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
3    Colin McRae : Dirt 2
4    Street Fighter IV
5    Fallout 3
6    Bioshock 2
7    Resident Evil 5
8    Halo 2
9    Batman: Arkham Asylum
10   Red Faction Guerrilla
11   Gears of War
12   Blacklight: Tango Down
13   FlatOut UC
14   Tinker
15   Fuel
16   Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
17   Battlestations: Pacific
18   Quantum of Solace
19   LOST PLANET COLONIES
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.

 

August 11th 2010 at 1:17 am | Archive | 21 comments

August 10th 2010, 1:00 pm PT

Games on Demand: TCs H.A.W.X, Juiced 2: HIN & Disney Sing It HSM3

 

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.XContent: TC’s H.A.W.X
Price: Check pricing in your region
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except India and Japan
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) This game supports English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual”. Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X puts you in command of the most powerful jet fighters on Earth. In 2014, as a former elite USAF pilot, you join a powerful Private Military Company. Your missions will take you all around the world over photo-realistic, well-known locations, using real satellite data. H.A.W.X gives you total control over the plane’s flying assistance mode: turn it on or off and trigger 2 unique gameplay experiences. Assistance ON gives you full technology support. It can display interception trajectories, find a safe path to strike targets between buildings and even provide a missile dodging course. Turn off the Assistance and unleash all the power of your aircraft. Assistance OFF jumps to a stunning 3rd person view where you can perform

 

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Juiced™ 2: Hot Import NightsContent: Juiced 2: HIN
Price: Check pricing in your region

Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except India and Japan
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) This game supports English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual”. Get into the drift with Juiced 2: HIN – the only place where superstar DJs, smokin’ hot models and totally tuned cars come into close contact. Juice up your ride with complete customization and boost your NOS power as you draft, drift, slide, spook and fight for your rightful place on the racing line. Fast-paced, adrenaline-fuelled, pick-up-and-play action lets you enjoy the pure rush of powersliding your way around the globe. Wow the crowd, keep tabs on your opponents and take the crown as the rightful king of drift! There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

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Content: Disney Sing It HSM3
Price: Check pricing in your region
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) This game supports English, Spanish, and French. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual”. Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3: Senior Year supports either the Logitech® or Xbox 360 Wireless Microphone. Note that only one type of microphone will work at a time, not simultaneously. Belt it out with Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3 Senior Year, the only karaoke game where you can relive your favorite moments from all three movies. Perform to all 10 songs from the film “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” as well as select songs from the first two “High School Musical” movies. Sing it solo or battle it out with your friends in numerous multiplayer modes. Learn how the pros do it and practice tricky elements of singing with vocal exercises. It’s time to take center stage in the ultimate High School Musical experience!

 

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August 10th 2010 at 1:00 pm | Archive | No comments

August 4th 2010, 3:26 am PT

LIVE Activity for week of July 26

 

Here is a look at LIVE activity for the last week:

 

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

1    Modern Warfare 2  
2    Halo 3

3    Call of Duty: WaW

4    Red Dead Redemption
5   Call of Duty 4 (Purchase the full game for direct download)
6    FIFA 10
7    Gears of War 2
8    GTA IV (Purchase the full game for direct download)
9    Battlefield Bad Co. 2
10   LIMBO
11   Madden NFL 11 demo (Pre-order the full game)
12   Left 4 Dead 2
13   Halo 3: ODST
14   Forza Motorsport 3 (Download the demo)
15   Hydro Thunder Hurricane
16   Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Demo (Pre-order the full game)
17   Deadliest Warrior
18   NBA 2K10
19   NCAA Football 11 (Download the demo)
20   Madden NFL 10 (Download the demo)

 

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    LIMBO
2    Hydro Thunder Hurricane
3    Deadliest Warrior
4    DeathSpank
5    Castle Crashers
6    RISK: FACTIONS
7    Trials HD
8    Blacklight: Tango Down
9    Toy Soldiers
10   UNO
11   Game Room **
12   SONIC & KNUCKLES
13   Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
14   Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge
15   Magic: The Gathering
16   Marvel vs. Capcom 2
17   Worms 2- Armageddon
18   Battlefield 1943
19   Hasbro Family Game Night *
20   Peggle
The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.
**Combined sales of all Game Room titles

*Combined sales of all Hasbro Family Game Night titles

 

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

1    Baby Maker Extreme
2    I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
3    The Impossible Game
4    Avatar Ninja! 
5    Avatar Paintball
6    Try Not To Fart
7    Avatar Racedrome
8    How Smart Are You? IQ Test
9    PLATFORMANCE : Castle Pain
10  Zombie Estate
11  GET TO THA CHOPPA!!1
12  The Impossible Avatar Getaway2
13  Super Avatar World
14  Avatar Onslaught 
15  Avatar Drop
16  Avatar Showdown
17  Miner Dig Deep
18  Flight Adventure
19  The Impossible Avatar Getaway
20  Breath of Death VII

 

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

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

3    Colin McRae : Dirt 2
4    Street Fighter IV

5    Fallout 3
6    Bioshock 2

7    Resident Evil 5
8    Halo 2
9    Red Faction Guerrilla
10   Batman: Arkham Asylum
11   Blacklight: Tango Down
12   Gears of War
13   FlatOut UC
14   Tinker
15   Fuel
16   Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
17   Battlestations: Pacific
18   Quantum of Solace
19   LOST PLANET COLONIES
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.

 

August 4th 2010 at 3:26 am | Archive | 29 comments

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