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December 8th 2010, 6:55 pm PT

Download 2 free games (earn achievements) and cast your vote for the best

 

As part of the Doritos Unlock Xbox contest, two FREE games are now available for download from Xbox LIVE. Download and play them (and unlock the achievements) then look for the poll on the Xbox dashboard to vote for your favorite.

 

Harms WayContent: Harms Way
Price: FREE

Availability: Check availability in your region
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Harms Way is a fast paced, action packed race where both drivers and snipers need to team up to win the race. As the sniper, you need to blow-up the competition. As a driver you need to finish 3 laps first.

 

 

Add the free game to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Doritos Crash CourseContent: Doritos Crash Course
Price: FREE

Availability: Check availability in your region
Dash Text: Doritos Crash Course is a fast-paced, funny, obstacle course game show for your Avatar to compete against your friends and family over XboxLive. Play through 15 exciting platformer levels across 3 different countries. Compete against your friends and family up to four players over XboxLive and local split-screen.

 

 

Add the free game to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

 

December 8th 2010 at 6:55 pm | Free, Xbox 360 | 46 comments

December 1st 2010, 2:05 pm PT

Monday Night Combat Free Game Add-on

 

Premium Theme - Monday Night CombatContent: Spunky Cola Special
Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Spunky Cola Special DLC: The first DLC for Monday Night Combat that is completely free. Play Crossfire mode online in the new Spunky Cola Arena. Bring yourself and your closest friends into the new Super Sudden Death Blitz mode played in the amazing Suvivitol Arena. This DLC also features expanded private match options, updates to existing arenas, and many more features to make your Monday Night Combat gaming even better. Spunky Cola Special now with more arenas, more ProTags, more explosions, more awesome and churros!

 

Add the free Spunky Cola game add-on to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

You’ll need the full version of Monday Night Combat to use this content

 

 

December 1st 2010 at 2:05 pm | Free, Game Add-on, Marketplace | 8 comments

June 22nd 2010, 1:15 pm PT

Red Dead Redemption: Outlaws To the End Co-Op Mission Pack (Free)

 

Red Dead Redemption™Content: Outlaws To the End Co-Op Mission Pack
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except Japan
Dash Text: The Outlaws To The End Co-Op Mission Pack lets up to four players join forces and take on the Dying West together. Missions include raiding gold mines, clearing the outlaw-infested town of Tumbleweed with cannons and Gatling guns, battling rebel insurgents across the river banks, and more in 6 new co-op missions. With new achievements and Challenges, this extensive co-op pack brings hours of gunslinging action to your Red Dead Redemption experience. Xbox LIVE Gold Membership required to play.

 

Add this free Game Add-on to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Note: You’ll need the full version of the game to use this content

 

June 22nd 2010 at 1:15 pm | Free, Game Add-on, Marketplace | 34 comments

April 2nd 2010, 1:00 pm PT

Free MW2 Night Vision Goggles for your Avatar

 

Everyone at Xbox LIVE is excited to offer the Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package first on Xbox LIVE. Infinity Ward, Activision, and Xbox are celebrating the launch and would like to thank everyone by offering the entire Xbox LIVE community free Modern Warfare 2 Night Vision Goggles for your avatar.

This free offer is available until Sunday April 4th night at 12m PT, so don’t miss out. (See what time the offer ends in your time zone.)

(Hint: If you are away from your Xbox 360 this weekend, just click the below link and add the free item to your download queue. Then, when you return home it will automatically start to download.)

 

 

Add the free Modern Warfare 2 Night Vision Goggles for your avatar to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

 

Also, If you purchased this item prior to this promotion starting, you will automatically be credited the purchase cost by May 1st.

 

 

April 2nd 2010 at 1:00 pm | Free, Marketplace, Xbox 360 | 88 comments

March 26th 2010, 2:53 am PT

Reminder: Xbox 360 Boston TweetUp

 

If you live in the Boston area or are in town for PAX East, I wanted to remind you that we’ll be having the official Xbox TweetUp on Friday March 26th from 9:30am – 11:30am at Microsoft’s New England Research & Development office (NERD.) I’ll be there along with my show co-hosts e, lollip0p and Stepto.  We’ll be there with other members of the Xbox LIVE team and community (like DMZilla and litheon.) The doors for PAX don’t open until 2pm on Friday so join us first before you head to the Hynes Convention Center for the rest of the weekend.

 
There is no registration or admission fee, and you DO NOT need a PAX pass to attend the TweetUp

When: Friday, March 26th from 9:30am to 11:30am
Where: Microsoft Nerd (Click for driving or directions via the T)
What: Meet members of the Xbox LIVE team and other members of the community
Why: We’ve got coffee, juice and sugar laced snacks to get your Friday started, plus the first 300 people who attend will walk away with an exclusive PAX East Hoodie for your Xbox LIVE Avatar -  complete with Crackdown orbs in place of the O’s in Boston. You’ll only be able to get one if you come to our Tweet-up on Friday or to the live recording of my podcast on Saturday at PAX. If you got shut out of getting your PAX tickets, then head to the Tweet up since you don’t need a pass to get in!

 

Come to the TweetUp and we’ll hook you and your Xbox LIVE Avatar up with these:

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If you DO have PAX Passes, be sure to stop by the Xbox Booth (#811) where will have some of the newest games to show and for the first time anywhere you can have hands-on time with Crackdown 2.  In addition to Crackdown 2 we’ll also be showing the following games in our  booth:

 

HydroPhobia

Hydro Thunder Hurricane

Limbo

Snoopy Flying Aces

Raskulls

 

See you this weekend!

 

March 26th 2010 at 2:53 am | Events, Free | 16 comments

September 29th 2009, 11:00 am PT

Fable II Episodes debut today on Xbox LIVE

The first chapter of Fable II: Game Episodes is now available for free to all Xbox LIVE members.
For those who have watched from the outside, unsure if they were hero material, a surprise awaits.  Fable II: Game Episodes delivers the entire Fable II experience in five consecutive installments, with all the Achievements, challenges, and excitement of the disk-based game.  In the first episode, which is completely free, you will experience childhood and the trials of being a young adult in the world of Albion. After completing the chapter, you have the choice to then purchase the next installment and continue your adventure. Fable II: Game Episodes fully compatible with the disk-based, retail version of Fable II, allowing players to enter Albion and continue their story should they purchase Fable II at retail.  The episodes also deliver full compatibility with the previously released Game Add-ons, Knothole Island and See the Future.

Read details on the press release and download the free chapter.

 

 

 

September 29th 2009 at 11:00 am | Free, Xbox 360 | 33 comments

September 17th 2009, 7:12 pm PT

Batman: Arkham Asylum: Insane Night Map Pack (Free)

 

Content: Insane Night Map Pack
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Japan
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) ALCOHOL REFERENCE,BLOOD,MILD LANGUAGE,SUGGESTIVE THEMES,TOBACCO REFERENCE,VIOLENCE] Download this Challenge Map Pack and test your combat and Invisible Predator skills in 2 new locations, the Admin Secure Records Facility and the Arkham Prison Watchtowers

 

Add Insane Night Map Pack to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

 

September 17th 2009 at 7:12 pm | Free, Game Add-on, Marketplace | 25 comments

May 14th 2009, 8:00 am PT

Guitar Hero World Tour: Pop Rock Tracks (and Ferret/Metal Blade Track Pack for free)

 

Content: “Stop and Stare” by OneRepublic
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “Stop and Stare” by OneRepublic downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Content: “So What” by P!nk
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “So What” by P!nk downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Content: “Everything’s Magic” by Angels & Airwaves
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “Everything’s Magic” by Angels & Airwaves downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Content: Pop Rock Track Pack
Price: 440 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Size: 119.23 MB
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “Everything’s Magic” by Angels & Airwaves, “So What” by P!nk and “Stop and Stare” by OneRepublic. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Content: Ferret/Metal Blade Track Pack
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Size: 116.32 MB
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “On Broken Glass” by Chimaira, “Dez Moines” by Devil Wears Prada and “Grave Of Opportunity” by Unearth. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

 

May 14th 2009 at 8:00 am | Free, Game Add-on, Marketplace | 11 comments

May 11th 2009, 9:48 pm PT

Fable II DLC: Win it before you can buy it

 

Want to get your hands on the Fable II Game Add-on See the Future before it goes on sale tomorrow? Keep an eye on my Twitter feed tonight where I’ll be posting codes to grab a copy for free. One catch though: You’ll need to guess what character the ? is on the code to win it. If you guess correctly, you’ll get a free copy of See The Future for free.

First and for free…what’s better than that?

Oh, you may want to familiarize yourself with my code FAQ while you wait.

 

 

May 11th 2009 at 9:48 pm | Free | 53 comments

April 21st 2009, 8:09 am PT

DLC: Left 4 Dead Survival Pack


Content:
Left 4 Dead Survival Pack
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD AND GORE,INTENSE VIOLENCE,LANGUAGE] The Left 4 Dead Survival Pack introduces a new multiplayer game mode, entitled “Survival”, plus two complete campaigns for Versus Mode.

 

April 21st 2009 at 8:09 am | Free, Game Add-on, Marketplace | 41 comments

March 17th 2009, 10:28 pm PT

The Daily Show: The Unedited Jim Cramer Interview (Free)

 

If you’ve been following the Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer fireworks, you know they came to a head last week when Jim appeared on The Daily Show. Want to see the entire, unedited version? Head over to the Xbox LIVE Video Marketplace (US Only) and you can download The Unedited Interview Between Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer. PLUS, If you’re an Xbox LIVE Gold member you download this this episode absolutely free.

 

Due to the way this free episode works in our system, you can’t queue it up from the Web Marketplace. You’ll have to go grab it old skool style when you are on your console. Once you sign in head to Video Marketplace > TV Shows > Network and Studios > Comedy Central > The Daily Show with Jon Stewart > Season 14 > then scroll down to the The Unedited Interview Between Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer. (Kinda makes you appreciate the Web Marketplace, huh?)

 

 

March 17th 2009 at 10:28 pm | Deal, Free, Video Marketplace | 50 comments

March 10th 2009, 7:37 am PT

Free Game Add-Ons now available (Trivial Pursuit, Tomb Raider and F.E.A.R. 2)

 

The following game add-ons are now available for free from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

 

Title: Trivial Pursuit (add to your Xbox 360 download queue)

Content: Movie Pack
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Asia India and Mexico
Dash Text: [ESRB: E (Everyone) ALCOHOL REFERENCE,COMIC MISCHIEF] For the Movie Buff in everyone! Premiering now, hundreds of new questions for Trivial Pursuit featuring all your favourite films. Download the free movie question pack and you can choose ingame to play movie questions exclusively, or mix them in with the rest of the questions.

 

Content: Tomb Raider: Underworld Designer Costume Pack (add to your Xbox 360 download queue)
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Japan
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) BLOOD,MILD LANGUAGE,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES,VIOLENCE] Download these two new costumes. Created by fashion designers, voted for and picked by the Tomb Raider fans. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.


Title: F.E.A.R. 2

Content: FEAR 2: “Toy Soldiers” Map Pack (add to your Xbox 360 download queue)
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Japan and Korea
Dash Text: [ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD AND GORE,INTENSE VIOLENCE,PARTIAL NUDITY,SEXUAL THEMES,STRONG LANGUAGE] Experience FEAR 2 multiplayer from a new perspective. Players are only inches tall as they battle inside a pinball machine, a hospital lab room, and a playground sandbox. FullTilt: Battle inside a retro 1970’s era pinball machine, “Snake Fist” style! Flippers, targets, spinners and pop-bumpers provide cover for the fast paced action. Multi-level playfield and authentic sounds set the mood for destruction! Cockroach: A blood drenched hospital room filled with heart pounding action. Climb up electrical cords, laboratory equipment and pill bottles in a tightly connected environment. Recess: Wage mayhem from the top of a giant sandcastle to the cockpit of a toy bulldozer! Go commando and blend in with plastic army men!

 

Update: The F.E.A.R 2 content was pulled for the moment, it will be back but I don’t have an ETA.

March 10th 2009 at 7:37 am | Free, Game Add-on | 16 comments

February 26th 2009, 1:55 pm PT

Call of Duty: WaW ‘Makin’ map (Free)


Content:
Makin Bonus Map
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Japan
Dash Text: [ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD AND GORE,INTENSE VIOLENCE,STRONG LANGUAGE] Free Multiplayer Map! The tide is out and the sun is high – this daytime version of Makin sheds new light on the battle!

 

Add this free map to your Xbox 360 download queue

February 26th 2009 at 1:55 pm | Free, Game Add-on, Marketplace | 34 comments

February 11th 2009, 9:14 am PT

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Calendar Themes and Gamer Pics (Free)

 

The 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Calendar, presented to you by the all-new Nissan 370Z. Download Themes, Gamer Pics, and learn more about the Nissan 370Z. Also, enter to win the Z-List Sweepstakes – where SI model Melissa Keller hosts you and a friend for a day at the sporting event of your choice. These items are only available in the United States.

 

There are a total of six gamer pictures and two themes for download:

Gamer pictures:
Nissan 370Z
IIrina Shayk 
Daniella Sarahyba
Jessica Gomes
Brooklyn Decker
Bar Rafaeli

Themes:
Brooklyn Decker
Nissan 370Z.

 

 

Click here to add the free gamer pictures and themes and to your Xbox 360 download queue

February 11th 2009 at 9:14 am | Free, Gamer Picture, Marketplace | 56 comments

January 27th 2009, 7:20 am PT

Guitar Hero World Tour: Bruce Springsteen Track Pack

Content: Bruce Springsteen Track Pack
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “Born to Run” and “My Lucky Day” by Bruce Springsteen. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Add this track pack to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

January 27th 2009 at 7:20 am | Free, Marketplace | 16 comments

January 23rd 2009, 3:07 pm PT

Halo Wars Vidoc #1

Content: Halo Times Ten: Halo Wars Vidoc #1
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: Overview of Halo Wars

Add this video to your Xbox 360 download queue

January 23rd 2009 at 3:07 pm | Free, Marketplace, Video | 21 comments

January 15th 2009, 4:46 pm PT

SW Snowboarding: The Freebie Pack

In addition to the Mile High Pack and the Hard Pack that are available for Shaun White Snowboarding, the following free download is available:

Content: The Freebie Pack
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Asia
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES,MILD VIOLENCE] Here’s an opportunity to grab some great new gear for guys and girls FOR FREE. With this pack you can dress up your character, and flex your style riding one of the boards from our contest winners. Who said nothing in life is free?

Add this to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

January 15th 2009 at 4:46 pm | Free, Game Add-on, Marketplace | 17 comments

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