July 29th 2010, 1:11 pm PT
As announced last week, you now have a chance to decide the fate of Gears of War 3 character Clayton Carmine.
Head over to the Xbox LIVE Avatar Marketplace and register your vote by purchasing your choice of shirts:
He’s the last one…he can’t die! SAVE CARMINE (Male) (Female)
Screw it…he’s outta here: CARMINE MUST DIE (Male) (Female)
The proceeds from the sales of the Save Carmine and Carmine Must Die avatar gear will go to Child’s Play, so cast your vote, donate to charity, and have your say in the future of the oldest member of the Carmine Clan.
July 19th 2010, 12:58 pm PT
Xbox LIVE Gold Members can grab the following Assassin’s Creed II Add-Ons and Avatar gear for a special discounted price this week only:
May 24th 2010, 9:16 pm PT
This weeks Deal of The Week is actually multiple deals designed to give your Xbox LIVE Avatar more fun. The following deals are available for Xbox LIVE Gold members.
The below Xbox LIVE Arcade games all support Xbox LIVE Avatars and are each 50% off:
Band of Bugs
Madballs Babo: Invasion
PLUS, the Xbox LIVE Indy Game Avatar Wave Snowball Fight is 67% off
Need something to keep your Avatar busy? The below props are on sale:
Three Arcade games, one Indy games and three props are specially priced for Xbox LIVE Gold Members for this week only. Here is the complete list showing the savings:
March 22nd 2010, 11:06 pm PT
What do you get when members of the Xbox LIVE team hang out with members of the Bing team? Good ideas…that’s what. The next time your open your browser, swing over to Bing and and when you enter the magic search term, you’ll end up with the results of your search…PLUS a very special gift for your Xbox LIVE Avatar from the two teams. Grab it while you can, not sure how long it will be around.
Note: You’ll need to sign into the US version of Bing to see the gift.
January 12th 2010, 5:00 pm PT
To help your with your planning, I am happy to share with you with a release schedule for the next couple of weeks for some of the regular Xbox LIVE Marketplace features.*
Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week:
January 18th: Mass Effect’s Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station, 240 Microsoft Points each.
January 18th: Hasbro Family Game Night: Battleship, 400 Microsoft Points.
January 25th: Portal: Still Alive, 800 Microsoft Points.
Xbox LIVE Games on Demand:
January 12th: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
January 26th: Dead Rising
Xbox LIVE Arcade:
January 13th: Serious Sam: The First Encounter HD, 1200 Microsoft Points
January 20th: Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment, 1200 Microsoft Points
January 20th: Death by Cube, 800 Microsoft Points
Xbox Avatars Marketplace:
Burton gear and Darksiders outfits.
January 21st: International attire , MX vs. ATV, and University style outfits
Starting today, the following Games on Demand are now available for a lower price:
BioShock, Saints Row, MX vs. ATV Untamed, Prey and Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution.
If all goes well, I should be able to share a schedule like this with you on a bimonthly basis.
Plus, this Friday January 15 from 12n ET/9am PT through Monday January 18 at 12n ET/ 9am PT, Xbox LIVE Silver members can enjoy Last.fm on Xbox 360 for free.
*Current schedule, subject to change
Edit: The lower prices are not applicable to all regions. The Burton content is currently delayed.
December 10th 2009, 3:00 pm PT
We’ve got a lot of stuff coming up this month. I am happy to share the latest schedule for the Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week, Xbox LIVE Arcade and Games on Demand and more.
Xbox LIVE Deal of the week*
Week of December 14:
Lips: Coldplay Track Pack for 240 Microsoft Points
Pinball FX (Japan) for 400 Microsoft Points
December 21 through December 27:
Shadow Complex for 800 points
Week of December 28:
The Maw for 400 Microsoft Points
Here is the schedule for the next couple of weeks for Xbox LIVE Arcade:
December 16: Alien Breed Evolution (Episode 1) for 800 Microsoft Points
December 23: Trials HD BIG PACK! for 400 points
Games on Demand:
December 15: Viva Piñata: Party Animals
December 22: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition and Devil May Cry 4
December 29: Gears of War
And of course, it’s Holiday Time…so we’ve got some special stuff lined up for you as well, starting with today’s release of Holiday items and tokidoki gear to the Avatar Marketplace. On December 24th, we’ll be releasing Disney Classic items to the Avatar Marketplace.
Finally, starting December 18th and continuing through the 31st we’ll be having a new Xbox LIVE Holiday Deal every single day. We’re not posting that schedule in advance so you’ll need to check back each day to see what the offer is. You can find out what each deal is by signing into Xbox LIVE and checking the dashboard. Plus each day, I’ll post the Holiday Daily deal to my Twitter account so you may want follow me so you can find out what the deal is even if you are not in front of your console.
Edit: Here is the official press release
*May vary by region
December 2nd 2009, 12:05 pm PT
We’ve just announced that Pets are coming to the Xbox LIVE Avatar Marketplace. Tomorrow, the first shipment arrives and you’ll be able to choose from the following Pets at 240 points each:
Large Dog, Pug Dog, Dog in Bag, Cat, Siamese Cat, Long Haired Cat, Goldfish, Guinea Pig, Monkey, Bird, Snake and yes….a Pony.
I’ve uploaded a few examples to my Flickr site, but look for these new additions tomorrow on the Xbox LIVE Avatar Marketplace.
|Edit: Added link to press release
October 15th 2009, 6:55 pm PT
Last week, NFL Jerseys for your Xbox 360 Avatar went up on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Now that they’ve been on sale for a week, I pulled the sales data for the past seven days to see what the top teams are (according to sales) among our Xbox LIVE Members:
1. Pittsburgh Steelers
2. N.E. Patriots
3. Dallas Cowboys
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. NY Giants
6. Chicago Bears
7. Minnesota Vikings
8. San Francisco 49ers
9. Green Bay Packers
10. Denver Broncos
This list represents the combined sale of both Male and Female avatar Jerseys
October 8th 2009, 11:03 am PT
(American) Football fans, you can now show your team colors with the Official NFL Jerseys that are now available for your Xbox LIVE Avatar.