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October 18th 2011, 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.*

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 MS Points
Dungeon Defenders  19-Oct 1200
Bejeweled 3 19-Oct 1200
War of the Worlds  26-Oct 800
Daytona USA  26-Oct 800
Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone 26-Oct 800
     
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Batman: Arkham City Catwoman Bundle Pack 18-Oct 800
Deus Ex Missing Link Campaign  18-Oct 1200
Mercury Hg Add-On  19-Oct 160
Toy Soldiers: Cold War Evil Empire Pack. 26-Oct 240
A World of Keflings It Came From Outerspace Add-On  26-Oct 320
Pinball FX 2 Paranormal Table  26-Oct Free from Oct 26 – Nov. 1, after that 240
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Discount
Shocktober Savings 18-Oct – 31-Oct up to 50%
Kinect Anniversary Celebration 23-Oct – 5-Nov up to 50%
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Discounted Price
Halo: Reach Defiant Map Pack  18-Oct 400 (50% off)
Halo: Reach Noble Map Pack 18-Oct 400 (50% off)
Dead Rising  25-Oct 25% off
Dead Rising 2: Case West  25-Oct 400 (50% off)
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero 25-Oct 200 (50% off)
     
Avatar Release Date  
Pirates 4 18-Oct  
PowerUp Heroes 18-Oct  
Bejeweled 3  19-Oct  
Dance Central 2 20-Oct  
KISS 20-Oct  
MTV Beavis & Butt-head 24-Oct  
Battlefield 3 update  25-Oct  
Disney Universe 25-Oct  
Kinect Sports: Season Two  25-Oct  
War of the Worlds 26-Oct  
Lord of the Rings: War in the North 27-Oct  
Umbro  27-Oct  
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Little League World Series 2010  18-Oct  
Top Spin 4  18-Oct  
Rio 25-Oct  
SAW II 25-Oct  

 

*As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

October 18th 2011 at 6:00 am | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on, Halo, Marketplace | 54 comments

October 4th 2011, 9:00 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.*

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
Orcs Must Die Oct. 5 1200
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition  Oct. 5 1200
Space Channel 5 Oct. 5 800
Sega Bass Fishing  Oct. 5 800
Guardian Heroes Oct. 12 800
Real Steel Oct. 12 800
     
Game Add-ons Release Date Price Microsoft Points
Kinectimals Bear Island Add-on  Oct. 11 1200
Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin  Oct. 11 800
Crimson Alliance: Vengeance Pack  Oct. 12 240
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet: Shadow Hunters  Oct. 12 400
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Bethesda Publisher Sale – Games, Add-ons, and Avatars  Oct. 4-10 50% off 
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price Microsoft Points
Never Be Board Again    
Catan Oct. 4-10 400 (50% off)
Magic The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012  Oct. 4-10 400 (50% off)
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Oct. 4-10 400 (50% off)
Hasbro Family Game Night – Battleship  Oct. 4-10 400 (50% off)
     
Saints and Shadows    
Shadow Complex  Oct. 11-17 600 (50% off)
Saints Row 2  Oct. 11-17 (25% off)
Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare  Oct. 11-17 280 (50% off)
Saints Row 2: Ultor Exposed Oct. 11-17 400 (50% off)
Perfect Dark  Oct. 11-17 400 (50% off)
     
Games on Demand Release Date
Crysis 10/4
WWE All Stars 10/11
   
Avatar Marketplace Release Date
Batman Arkham City  10/4
Guardian Heroes  10/5
Just Dance 3 10/7
The Walking Dead  10/6
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 10/10
Battlefield 3 10/13
Kinectimals Now with Bears  10/13
Saints Row: The Third 10/13
Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone  10/13

Update: Save up to 50% on Bethesda Softworks games and add-ons for Xbox LIVE, including “Fallout New Vegas: Honest Hearts,” “Fallout 3: The Pitt,” “Doom II,” “Quake Arena” and more!

*As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

October 4th 2011 at 9:00 am | Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 37 comments

September 20th 2011, 9:00 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.*

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
Burnout Crash  21-Sep 800
Rotastic  21-Sep 800
Mercury Hg  28-Sep 400
MLB Bobblehead Baseball Battle 28-Sep 800
     
Game Add-ons Release Date Price Microsoft Points
Fallout: New Vegas Lonesome Road 20-Sep 800
Dance Central songs     
      The Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes, “Don’t Cha” 20-Sep 240
      Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson and D.O.E., “The Way I Are” 20-Sep 240
      Rupee, “Tempted to Touch” 20-Sep 240
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price Microsoft Points
Puzzle Me This….    
Gyromancer September 20– 26 600 (50% off)
Portal: Still Alive September 20– 26 600 (50% off)
Bejeweled Blitz LIVE September 20– 26 200 (50% off)
Ilomilo September 20– 26 400 (50% off)
     
Sword & Sorcery    
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes September 27–Oct. 3 800 (33% off)
Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale  September 27–Oct. 3 800 (33% off)
     
Games on Demand Release Date
Resident Evil 4 20-Sep
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II 20-Sep
MLB 2K11 20-Sep
Resident Evil: Code Veronica X 27-Sep
Crysis 2 27-Sep
Blur 27-Sep
   
Avatar Marketplace  Release Date
Major League Baseball Update  22-Sep
Nightmare Before Christmas 27-Sep
Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale 29-Sep
NBA 2K12 29-Sep
RAGE Update 29-Sep
South Park Update  29-Sep
   
Game Demos Release Date
NBA 2K12 20-Sep
Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster 27-Sep

 

*As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

September 20th 2011 at 9:00 am | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 68 comments

September 6th 2011, 9:00 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.*

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
Crimson Alliance 7-Sep Free Trial 
Leedmees for Kinect  7-Sep 800
BloodRayne Betrayal 7-Sep 1200
Skydrift  [North America and Europe only] 7-Sep 1200
Radiant Silvergun  14-Sep 1200
Red Bull X-Fighters 14-Sep 800
Game Add-ons Release Date Price Microsoft Points
Crimson Alliance  7-Sep 800 (1 character) or 1200 (set of 3 characters)
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet: Shadow Hunters  13-Sep 400
Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 Expansion  14-Sep 400
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Rockstar Games Publisher Sale – Games,
Add-ons, and Avatars
 
September 13- 19 Up to 50% off
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price Microsoft Points
Battlefield: Bad Company 2     
Onslaught Mode September 6 –  12 200 (50% off)
BFBC2 Vietnam September 6 –  12 600 (50% off)
Bad Company™ 2 VIP September 6 –  12 400 (50% off)
Kit Short-cut Bundle Pack September 6 –  12 600 (50% off)
SPECACT Upgrade Bundle September 6 –  12 240 (50% off)
Bad Company™ 2 Vietnam Theme  September 6 –  12 120 (50% off)
     
L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass  September 13 – 19 640 (33% off)
     
Games On Demand Release Date
Way of Samurai 3 6-Sep
Sherlock Holmes  6-Sep
Homefront 13-Sep
Bulletstorm  13-Sep
Games on Demand Price Reduction Date
Shaun White Skateboarding  6-Sep
Sonic & SEGA All Star Racing  6-Sep
Aliens vs. Predator  6-Sep
Virtua Tennis 2009  6-Sep
Vanquish  6-Sep
R.U.S.E 6-Sep
Fable III  [Mexico only] 6-Sep
Halo: Reach [Mexico only] 6-Sep
Avatar Marketplace Release Date
Crimson Alliance 7-Sep
Adidas Originals 2 8-Sep
The Gunstringer  14-Sep
Fast Five  15-Sep

 

*As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

 

September 6th 2011 at 9:00 am | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 82 comments

August 23rd 2011, 9:00 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.*

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
Hole in The Wall 24-Aug 800
Street Fighter III 3rd Strike 24-Aug 1200
Crazy Machines Elements 24-Aug 800
Mortal Kombat Arcade Collection 31-Aug 800
The Baconing  31-Aug 1200
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon 31-Aug 800
     
Game Add-ons Release Date Price Microsoft Points
Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection 23-Aug 1200
Dragon Age II Item Pack 2 23-Aug 400
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Activision Publisher Game Content Sale– Games on demand, Add-ons, and more from the “Call of Duty” franchise August 30 – Sept 5 Up to 50% off
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price Microsoft Points
If You Missed It…    
Bulletstorm Gun Sonata DLC Pack  August 23 – August 29 400 (50% off)
Bulletstorm Blood Symphony DLC Pack August 23 – August 29 400 (50% off)
Red Faction:  Battlegrounds August 23 – August 29 400 (50% off)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction:  Deniable Ops Insurgency Pack August 23 – August 29 400 (50% off)
Hydrophobia August 23 – August 29 400 (50% off)
     
Manic Machines    
Gatling Gears  August 30 – Sept 5 400 (50% off)
Metal Arms:  Glitch In The System August 30 – Sept 5 800 (33% off)
BioShock 2:  Minerva’s Den August 30 – Sept 5 400 (50% off)
Borderlands Claptrap New Revolutions August 30 – Sept 5 400 (50% off)
     
Games on Demand Release Date
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 23-Aug
MySims SkyHeroes  23-Aug
Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires 23-Aug
de Blob 2  23-Aug
Wheelman 30-Aug
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 30-Aug
   
Games on Demand  Price Reduction Date
Gears of War August 23 – August 30 
Gears of War 2 August 23 – August 30 
   
Avatar Marketplace  Release Date
Deus Ex: Human Revolution 23-Aug
Dead Island 25-Aug
Robo Cop  25-Aug
Ugly Americans 25-Aug
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3  2-Sep

August 23rd 2011 at 9:00 am | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace | 75 comments

August 9th 2011, 9:00 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.*

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
Fruit Ninja Kinect  10-Aug 800
Toy Soldiers: Cold War 17-Aug 1200
     
Game Add-ons Release Date Price Microsoft Points
Mortal Kombat Freddy Krueger character 9-Aug 400
Dance Central songs:    
  James Brown, Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine, Pt 1 16-Aug 240
  Lloyd, Get It Shawty 16-Aug 240
  Sean Paul, Get Busy 16-Aug 240
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price Microsoft Points
Festive Fiesta with Rock Band    
Metallica Pack 01 Aug. 9 – 15 320 (27% off)
Blink 182 Pack 02  Aug. 9 – 15 320 (27% off)
Lady Gaga Pack 01 Aug. 9 – 15 400 (29% off)
Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits Rock Band Edition Aug. 9 – 15 1200 (25% off)
Queen Pack 01 Aug. 9 – 15 960 (25% off)
     
Originals    
Fable Aug. 16 – 22 800 (33% off)
Black Aug. 16 – 22 800 (33% off)
Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex Aug. 16 – 22 800 (33% off)
Legend of Spyro: The New Beginning Aug. 16 – 22 800 (33% off)
     
Games on Demand Release Date
YOU DON’T KNOW JACK 9-Aug
World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars  9-Aug
   
Avatar Marketplace  Release Date
MTV Ugly Americans 9-Aug
Dumbo  11-Aug
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 16-Aug
Toy Soldiers: Cold War 17-Aug
Kinect Disneyland Adventures  18-Aug
   
Game Demos Release Date
Madden NFL 12 9-Aug
Driver® San Francisco Single-Player  9-Aug
Driver® San Francisco Multi-Player  16-Aug
   

August 9th 2011 at 9:00 am | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Demo, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 73 comments

July 26th 2011, 9:00 am PT

Coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Here is a preview at specials and content coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace*

Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date Price
Microsoft Points
From Dust 27-Jul 1200
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet 3-Aug 1200
     
Game Add-ons Release Date Price
Microsoft Points
Dragon Age II: Legacy 26-Jul 800
Homefront: The Rock Map Pack 28-Jul 400
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Microsoft Studios Sale game add-ons 26-Jul Up to 50% off
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Microsoft Points
Member’s Choice Winner – Mass Effect 2 Add-ons    
Mass Effect 2:  Lair of the Shadow Broker July 26 –  August 1 280 (50% off) 
Mass Effect 2:  Arrival July 26 – August 1 400 (50% off)
Mass Effect 2: Kasumi – Stolen Memory July 26 – August 1 280 (50% off)
     
Change your Gamertag  – at a discount August 2 – 8 560 (30% off)
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit  26-Jul  
Shaun White Skateboarding 26-Jul  
Record of Agarest War  2-Aug  
Pure Futbol 2-Aug  
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars  2-Aug  
Adrenalin Misfits 2-Aug  
     
Avatar Marketplace  Release Date  
Peggle  28-Jul  
Ancient Times 28-Jul  
Jersey Shore 

 4-Aug

 
RAGE 4-Aug  
Warlords 4-Aug  
     
Additional Content  Release Date Price
Microsoft Points
Avatar Kinect 25-Jul Free to Xbox LIVE Gold Members
Kinect Sparkler 28-Jul 240

*As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

July 26th 2011 at 9:00 am | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 176 comments

July 12th 2011, 9:00 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.*

Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date Price Microsoft Points
Ms. ‘Splosion Man 13-Jul 800
Warhammer: 40,000 Kill Team  13-Jul 800
Boulder Dash XL  13-Jul 800
Bastion 20-Jul 1200
 
Game Add-ons Release Date Price Microsoft Points
     
L.A. Noire Reefer Madness Vice Case  12-Jul 320
Fallout: New Vegas Old World Blues  19-Jul 800
Mortal Kombat “Rain” 19-Jul 400
Carnival Games Coasterama Pack 19-Jul 400
     
Dance Central     
Taio Cruz “Break Your Heart” 19-Jul 240
Trey Songz “Say Aah” 19-Jul 240
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force “Planet Rock” 19-Jul 240
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price Microsoft Points
Grand Theft Auto    
Grand Theft Auto IV Ballad of Gay Tony July 19 – July 25 800
Grand Theft Auto IV The Lost and Damned  July 19 – July 25 400
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas July 19 – July 25  800
     
Games on Demand Release Date
G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra 12-Jul
Fuel 12-Jul
R.U.S.E.  19-Jul
Cars  19-Jul
   
Kinect  
Get Fit with Mel B 12-Jul
   
Avatar Marketplace  Release Date
Toy Soldiers: Cold War  12-Jul
Michael Jackson The Experience  12-Jul
The Guild 14-Jul
Call of Juarez: The Cartel  19-Jul
Bastion 20-Jul
Voltron 21-Jul
Halo Collection 21-Jul

*As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

July 12th 2011 at 9:00 am | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 104 comments

June 28th 2011, 9:00 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.*

Follow me on Twitter for additional updates.

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Release Date

Price Microsoft Points

Backbreaker Vengeance

June 29

1200

Half-Minute Hero Super Mega Neo Climax

June 29

800

Galaga Legions DX

June 29

800

Deadliest Warrior: Legends

July 6

800

 

Game add-ons

Release Date

Price Microsoft Points

Pinball FX2 Captain America Table

June 29

240

Mortal Kombat character “Kenshi”

July 5

400

 

Sales & Specials

Discount Date

Price

Hasbro Family Game Night

June 30 – July 4

50% discount

 

Deal of the Week

Discount Dates

Price Microsoft Points

Heatin’ Up Summer

   

Torchlight

July 5 – July 11

800 (33% off)

Dante’s Inferno: Dark Forest Pack

July 5 – July 11

200 (50% off)

Medal of Honor Hot Zone Pack

July 5 – July 11

400 (50% off)

Rock Band Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik Album

July 5 – July 11

1200 (25% off)

Stacking

July 5 – July 11

600 (50% off)

 

Games on Demand

Release Date

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

June 28

Bionic Commando

June 28

Risen

July 5

 

Avatar Marketplace

Release Date

Harry Potter

June 30

Deadliest Warrior: Legends

July 5

Military Special Ops Update

July 7

*As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

June 28th 2011 at 9:00 am | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Live | 85 comments

May 10th 2011, 9:00 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.* Follow me on Twitter for additional updates.

 

Deal of The Week

 

Pirates Theme

Discount Date

Price

Savings

Age of Booty

May 17 – 23

200

50%

Deadliest Warrior

May 17 – 23

400

50%

Deadliest Warrior Pirate Outfits

May 17 – 23

160

50%

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

May 17 – 23

400

50%

Monkey Island LeChuck Pirate Suit

May 17 – 23

120

50%

Monkey Island Pirate Telescope

May 17 – 23

80

50%

 

Xbox LIVE Arcade

 

Release Date

Price

Gatling Gears

May 11

1200

SEGA Rally Online Arcade

May 18

800

 

Avatar Marketplace

 

Release Date

Aliens Lifestyle Collection

May 12

Halo: Reach collection update

May 19

 

Game Add-ons

 

Release Date

Price

Crysis 2 Retaliation Map Pack

May 17

800

Shift 2: Speed Hunters

May 17

800

 

Games On Demand

 

Release Date

DiRT 2

May 10

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

May 10

Vanquish

May 10

Fable III

May 17

 

*As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

May 10th 2011 at 9:00 am | Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Demo, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 41 comments

April 19th 2011, 6:06 am PT

Deal of the Week: Spring Fling

This week, Xbox LIVE Gold Members can save on an assortment of Spring related Marketplace items.

 

Spring Fling Theme

Discount Date

Price

Savings

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Toned Body

Now until April 25th

160

50%

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Dance Workout: Bollywood

Now until April 25th

200

50%

3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2

Now until April 25th

400

50%

Peggle

Now until April 25th

400

50%

Peggle Nights

Now until April 25th

200

50%

Plants vs. Zombies

Now until April 25th

800

33%

ilomilo

Now until April 25th

400

50%

Avatar Egg Hunt

Now until April 25th

80

50%

Avatar Bunny Outfit

Now until April 25th

120

50%

Monkey Prop

Now until April 25th

120

50%

April 19th 2011 at 6:06 am | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on | 25 comments

April 12th 2011, 9:00 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.* Follow me on Twitter for additional updates.


Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta Kicks off April 25

Join the battle for Sera and help shape the biggest blockbuster of 2011 when the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta launches on April 25, exclusively on Xbox LIVE! Fans who preorder a copy of Gears of War 3 from participating GameStops will receive three weeks of beta access and get an early taste of three spectacular competitive multiplayer modes on four brand new maps, as well as a chance to unlock exclusive content. Bulletstorm: Epic Edition owners will get early access starting April 18 through the Bulletstorm disc.

 

Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta

Key Dates

Bulletstorm Preview

Monday, April 18, 2011

Gears of War 3 Beta

Monday, April 25, 2011

Beta concludes

Sunday, May 15, 2011

 

Xbox LIVE Community Making Historic Guinness World Record Attempt Through “Kinect Sports” on April 23

Marking a free weekend of entertainment on Xbox LIVE, dubbed Xbox Nations, “Kinect Sports” players around the globe will join together and attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘largest online 100m sprint’ at 10 a.m. PDT on Saturday, April 23. Players can participate by jumping on Xbox LIVE, firing up “Kinect Sports,” and running a 100-meter dash event at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Each and every runner will be rewarded with an exclusive Xbox and Guinness World Record Avatar t-shirt. Rare has more details on their blog.

World Record Attempt

Key Dates

Xbox Nations
(free weekend of Xbox LIVE Gold)

April 21 – April 25

Kinect Sports
Guinness World Record Attempt

10:00 a.m. PDT, April 23

And here is a look at what is coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. All prices are in Microsoft points.


 

Sales & Specials

Enjoy exclusive one-day only savings on Friday, April 15 with a full list of titles below. Additionally, get 50 percent off April 12 – 18 on map packs and add-ons for great games like Halo, Gears of War, Forza and more.

For more details and a full list of games on sale, please visit www.xbox.com/mgssale

 

Discount Date

Price

Savings

LIMBO

April 15

600

50%

Castle Crashers

April 15

600

50%

Shadow Complex

April 15

600

50%

Trials HD

April 15

600

50%

Monday Night Combat

April 15

600

50%

 

Sega Sale

From April 19-25, Get up to 50 percent off hit titles from SEGA including Sonic 4, Crazy Taxi, and Outrun Online Arcade!

 

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Release Date

Price

Might & Magic Clash of Heroes

April 13th

1200

Section 8 Prejudice

April 20th

1200

Fancy Pants

April 20th

800

 

Deal of The Week

Capcom Theme

Discount Date

Price

Savings

Marvel vs Capcom 2

April 12-18

600

50%

Mega Man 10

April 12-18

400

50%

Final Fight: Double Impact

April 12-18

400

50%

Bionic Commando: Rearmed

April 12-18

400

50%

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

April 12-18

600

50%

 

Spring Fling Theme

Discount Date

Price

Savings

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Toned Body

April 19-25

160

50%

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Dance Workout: Bollywood

April 19-25

200

50%

3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2

April 19-25

400

50%

Peggle

April 19-25

400

50%

Peggle Nights

April 19-25

200

50%

Plants vs. Zombies

April 19-25

800

50%

ilomilo

April 19-25

400

50%

Avatar Egg Hunt

April 19-25

80

50%

Avatar Bunny Outfit

April 19-25

120

50%

Monkey Prop

April 19-25

120

50%

 

Games On Demand

Release Date

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

April 12th

Toy Story 3: The Video Game

April 12th

Fallout: New Vegas

April 19th

Mafia II

April 19th

Lost Planet 2

April 19

 

Avatar Marketplace

Release Date

South Park

April 19th

Mortal Kombat

April 19th

 

Current schedule. Subject to change.

All content an/or offers may not be available in all Xbox LIVE regions.

April 12th 2011 at 9:00 am | Avatar Marketplace, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 76 comments

March 29th 2011, 9:00 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.* See blog post I’ll make for many of these for pricing and/or regional availability and follow me on Twitter for updates.

 

LIMBO Trials HD Splosion Man

Three award-winning downloadable games, coming to disc

Available on retail shelves in the US on April 19 for just $29.99, you can now purchase three critically acclaimed Xbox LIVE Arcade exclusives LIMBO, Trials HD and ’Splosion Man on one disc along with 160 Microsoft Points and a 48-hour trial Xbox LIVE Gold membership.

 

Hungry for great content at a great value? Starting today, get extreme savings all week on Xbox LIVE, plus enjoy exclusive one-day savings on Friday, April 1 only! A full list of Friday-only deals are listed below and don’t forget to check out all of the great titles like Crazy Taxi, and Undead Nightmare Collectionthat will be discounted March 29 – April 4.
For more details and a full list of games on sale, please visit www.xbox.com/extremeshopping

 

Sales & Specials

 

Discount Date

Price

Savings

Fallout: New Vegas Dead Money Add-on Apr. 1 400 50%
Comic Jumper Apr. 1 400 67%
Deadliest Warrior Apr. 1 200 75%
Fable 3 Understone Add-on Apr. 1 200 50%

 

And here is a look at what is coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. All prices are in Microsoft points.

 

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Release Date

Price

Rush ‘N’ Attack Ex-Patriot

March 30th

800

Islands of Wakfu

March 30th

800

Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

April 6

800

 

Game Add-on

 

Release Date

Price

Mass Effect 2 The Arrival

March 29

560

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK Add-on: “JACK Pack 2: Best of the Webshow”

March 29

400

Stacking Add-On: “The Lost Hobo King”

April 6

400

 

Deal of The Week

Arcade Four-Play

Discount Date

Price

Savings

A World of Keflings Mar. 29 – Apr. 4 400 50%
Worms 2: Armageddon Mar. 29 – Apr. 4 400 50%
Worms 2: Battle Pack Mar. 29 – Apr. 4 200 50%
Raskulls Mar. 29 – Apr. 4 400 50%

 

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Discount Date

Price

Savings

Vietnam April 5-11 600 50%
Onslaught Mode April 5-11 200 50%
Kit Shortcut Bundle Pack April 5-11 600 75%
Specact Upgrade Bundle April 5-11 240 50%
Battlefield 1943 April 5-11 600 50%

 

Games On Demand

Release Date

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2®

March 29

 

Game Demos

 

Release Date

Kinectimals Demo

April 5

 

Avatar Marketplace

Release Date

LA Noire

March 31

Red Faction Armageddon

March 31

Section 8: Prejudice

April 7

 

Current schedule. Subject to change.

Some content or offers may not be available in all Xbox LIVE regions.

March 29th 2011 at 9:00 am | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 81 comments

February 21st 2011, 2:03 pm PT

Deal of the Week: Experience Tom Clancy

The latest Xbox LIVE Deal of the week is great news for Tom Clancy Fans.

The following content is now available for Xbox LIVE Gold Members for 50% off:

 

Content Normally Now Savings
Splinter Cell Conviction Deniable Ops: Insurgency 800 400 50%
Tom Clancy’s Hawx Air Supremacy  800 400 50%
Tom Clancy’s Hawx 2 All in One Pack 800 400 50%
Tom Clancy’s GRAW 2 Co-op Collection 400 200 50%
Tom Clancy’s GRAW 2 Co-op Collection 2 400 200 50%
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfigher Ch. 2 600 300 50%
EndWar Escalation Expansion Pack  400 200 50%
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory 1200 600 50%
Splinter Cell Conviction Co-op Outfit male 400 200 50%
Splinter Cell Conviction Co-op Outfit female 400 200 50%
       

February 21st 2011 at 2:03 pm | Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on | 15 comments

January 25th 2011, 2:13 pm PT

Save up to 50% on popular 2K and Rockstar content

 

From now until January 31st, the following 2K and Rockstar content is on sale for up to 50% off:

 

Borderlands – Zombie Island of Dr Ned Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50%

Borderlands – New Revolution Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50%

Borderlands – Secret Armory Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50%

Borderlands – Underdome Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50%

Bioshock 2 – Minerva’s Den Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50%

Bioshock 2 – Sinclair Solutions Regular Price: 400 Sale: 200 Save: 50%

Bioshock 2 – Rapture Metro Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50%

Bioshock 2 – Protector Trials Regular Price: 400 Sale: 200 Save: 50%

Mafia 2 – Jimmy’s Vendetta Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50%

Mafia 2 – Joe’s Adventure Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50%

Sid Meier’s Pirates! Regular Price: 1200 Sale: 600 Save: 50%

Bioshock 2 Prototype Big Daddy Outfit M Regular Price: 320 Sale: 160 Save: 50%

Bioshock 2 Prototype Big Daddy Outfit F Regular Price: 320 Sale: 160 Save: 50%

Bioshock 2 – Big Sister Helmet Regular Price: 160 Sale: 80 Save: 50%

Borderlands – Bandit Mask Regular Price: 160 Sale: 80 Save: 50%

Borderlands – Moxxi Hat Regular Price: 160 Sale: 80 Save: 50%

Mafia II – Fedora Regular Price: 160 Sale: 80 Save: 50%

Mafia II – Vito’s Outfit M Regular Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save: 50%

Mafia II – Vito’s Outfit F Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save: 50%

NBA 2K11 – NBA 2K11 Slam Dunk Regular Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save: 50%

Los Angeles Lakers NBA Jersey M Regular Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save: 50%

Los Angeles Lakers NBA Jersey F Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save: 50%

Boston Celtics NBA Jersey M Regular Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save: 50%

Boston Celtics NBA Jersey F Regular Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save: 50%

Axel & Pixel Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50%

The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50%

 

GTA IV – The Lost and Damned Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50%

GTA IV – The Ballad of Gay Tony Regular Price: 1600 Sale: 800 Save: 50%

RDR Undead Nightmare Collection Regular Price: 1600 Sale: 1000 Save: 38%

RDR Undead Nightmare Pack Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50%

RDR Legends & Killers Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50%

RDR Liars & Cheats Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50%

MC LA South Central Ultimate Content Pack Regular Price: 1000 Sale: 500 Save: 50%

GTA San Andreas Regular Price: 1200 Sale: 600 Save: 50%

Max Payne Regular Price: 1200 Sale: 600 Save: 50%

Max Payne 2 Regular Price: 1200 Sale: 600 Save: 50%

RDR – Armadillo Undead Outfit M Regular Price: 320 Sale: 160 Save: 50%

RDR – Armadillo Undead Outfit F Regular Price: 320 Sale: 160 Save: 50%

RDR – Lasso Regular Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save: 50%

 

 

January 25th 2011 at 2:13 pm | Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on | 34 comments

January 3rd 2011, 10:55 am PT

Deal of the week: The New You

 

It’s a New Year, which means it’s time to give your Xbox LIVE Avatar a make over. This week, Xbox LIVE Gold members can save on the following Avatar items:

 

Item Normally This Week Savings

Doctor Outfit (male/female)

240 120 50%
Police Officer #2 (male/female) 240 120 50%
Band Hero Mic w/Stand Prop 240 120 50%
Black Tuxeedo (m) 240 120 50%
Valentine Wedding Dress (f) 240 120 50%
The Executioner Outfit -AC Brotherhood (male/female) 400 240 40%
International Collection – Kilt (m) 160 80 50%
International Collection – Flamenco Dress (f) 160 80 50%
Spring – Bunny Outfit (male/female) 240 120 50%

 


 

These prices will be available for Xbox LIVE Gold members until Monday January 10th

 

January 3rd 2011 at 10:55 am | Avatar Marketplace, Deal | 83 comments

November 26th 2010, 1:55 pm PT

Xbox LIVE Black Friday One-Day Only Specials

 

Today is Black Friday and we’ve just rolled out some special one-day only sales with pretty big savings for all Xbox LIVE Members around the world. Not near your console but still want in on the deals? Don’t worry, purchase the items on Xbox.com using the below links and when you get back to your console your items will be in your download queue.

 

These prices are available today only. After that the normal pricing will return.
 

Here is the list of items* on sale for today only:

 

Games Normally Today’s Price Save

GTA: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas™

 

 

1200 Points

400 Points

67%

Halo: Combat Evolved
Halo: Combat Evolved

 

 

1200 Points

400 Points

67%

TMNT: Turtles in Time Reshelled
Turtles In Time RS

800 Points

160 Points

80%

Splosion Man
Splosion Man

800 Points

160 Points

80%

Trials HD
Trials HD

1200 Points

400 Points

67%

Greed Corp
Greed Corp

800 Points

160 Points

80%

       
For Rock Band      
  Normally Today’s Price Save
Creedence Clearwater
Revival Pack 01

Rock Band Music Store

1600 Points

400 Points

75%

       
For your Avatar      
  Normally Today’s Price Save
The Force Unleashed –
Starkiller Lightsaber

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400 Points

160 Points

60%

 

These special prices are available today only.   

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

November 26th 2010 at 1:55 pm | Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on, Rock Band, Xbox Originals | 57 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. We’ve decided that you’ll 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 I’ll 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%

Fantasy Pets – Red Dragon Regular Price: 240 Discount Price: 120 Savings: 50%

Lara Croft – Xolotl Mask Regular Price: 160 Discount Price: 80 Savings: 50%

Modern Warfare 2 – Gas Mask Regular Price: 240 Discount Price: 120 Savings: 50%

Gears 3 – COG ArmorRegular Price: 320 Discount Price: 160 Savings: 50%

Street Fighter – Dudley Outfit Regular Price: 320 Discount Price: 160 Savings: 50%

Street Fighter – Chun Li Outfit Regular Price: 320 Discount Price: 160 Savings: 50%

Diesel Matic 8B3 Jeans Regular Price: 160 Discount Price: 80 Savings: 50%

Diesel Viker 8A7 Jeans Regular Price: 160 Discount Price: 80 Savings: 50%

Quicksilver Fuze Flannel Shirt Regular Price: 160 Discount Price: 80 Savings: 50%

Roxy Enough Said Woven Shirt Regular Price: 160 Discount Price: 80 Savings: 50%

 

Video Content (US Only)

Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore  Regular Price: 1200 Discount Price: 720 Savings: 40%

Clash of the Titans  Regular Price: 1200 Discount Price: 720 Savings: 40%

Cop Out  Regular Price: 1200 Discount Price: 720 Savings: 40%

The Losers Regular Price: 1200 Discount Price: 720 Savings: 40%

Sex and the City 2  Regular Price: 1200 Discount Price: 720 Savings: 40%

300  Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 380 Savings: 53%

Batman: Gotham Knight  Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 380 Savings: 53%

Goodfellas  Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 380 Savings: 53%

Michael Clayton Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 380 Savings: 53%

P.S. I Love You Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 380 Savings: 53%

RocknRolla Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 380 Savings: 53%

Twister Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 380 Savings: 53%

Unforgiven Regular Price: 800 Discount Price: 380 Savings: 53%

 

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 | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Video Marketplace | 51 comments

November 1st 2010, 2:33 pm PT

Deal of the week: Pet related items

 

This week, Xbox LIVE Gold members can save on select Pet themed items in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace:

 

  Normally Sale Price Save
Snoopy Flying Ace 800 400 50%
Risk: Factions 800 400 50%
Blade Kitten 1200 600 50%
Pug Dog (Pets) 240 160 33%
Cat (Pets – black cat) 240 160 33%

 

These deals are available for Xbox LIVE Gold members until Monday, November 8th.

November 1st 2010 at 2:33 pm | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal | 30 comments

October 25th 2010, 9:32 pm PT

Tell us what you’d 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 let’s just ask ‘em….they’re not shy about telling us what they do and don’t 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.


 

 

 

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

 

October 25th 2010 at 9:32 pm | Avatar Marketplace, Marketplace | 172 comments

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