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January 21st 2014, 3:42 am PT

This Week’s Xbox Live Store Deals

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Live Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 27 January 2014.

Content Title Platform Discount %
Powerstar Golf Xbox One 20-25%

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Call of Duty: Ghosts Games on Demand 33%
Final Fantasy XIII-2  Games on Demand 67%
Dark Souls Games on Demand 75%
The Witcher 2 Games on Demand 67%
Tales of Vesperia  Games on Demand 67%
D & D: Chronicles of Mystara Arcade 67%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region

January 21st 2014 at 3:42 am | Arcade, Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360 | 160 comments

January 15th 2014, 5:45 am PT

Arcade: Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD

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Dash Text: Assassin’s Creed® Liberation HD, is the remastered striking chapter of the pre-American Revolution Assassin’s Creed saga . The year is 1765. As the events leading up to the American Revolution heat up in the north, Spanish forces plan to take control of Louisiana in the south – but they have yet to reckon with Aveline, an Assassin with a French and African mixed heritage, who finds herself on an unforgettable journey that will take her from the crowded streets of New Orleans to voodoo-haunted swamps and ancient Mayan ruins. Taking full advantage of its new hardware, Assassin’s Creed® Liberation HD introduces graphical improvements and new missions that dive deeper into Aveline’s story.

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Assassin's Creed Liberation HD

As Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD marks the debut of Assassin Aveline de Grandpré on Xbox 360, we asked Ubisoft what was new for the HD version of the game. Ubisoft Community Developer Gabe Graziani answered the call with the following:

For Aveline’s first visit to the Xbox 360, we wanted to make sure that she put her best foot forward, and we’ve compiled a list of just three of those things to ensure you don’t miss them!

Agaté’s Hideout – Agaté is Aveline’s mentor and he lives deep in the swampy bayou. His hideout climbs nearly to the top of a gigantic tree, with ramshackle rooms built one on top of another in a crazy stack, barely clinging to the tree for support. Agaté’s Hideout illustrates a few major improvements in Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, but primarily shows off the improved organic environments as well as Aveline’s upgraded ability to move through it using refined navigation mechanics that smooth out climbing and running paths.

Wicked Whip – Aveline’s trademark whip acts similar to the Rope Dart used by Edward Kenway and his grandson Connor, but with one key improvement: she can use it to swing across gaps. Sure, it’s devastating in combat and you can use it to trip up enemies to make them more vulnerable, but the added swinging ability means that Aveline is among the most mobile and nimble Assassins yet!

High Performance – We’ve pushed the AnvilNext Engine to deliver a truly HD gaming experience, and you’ll notice right away that Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD runs at an incredibly smooth framerate. Tuned to take full advantage of high definition resolutions, our team has completely reworked textures to pack in the maximum amount of detail possible. Everything has been boosted, from more vibrant colors to re-mastered music and sound effects!

Join Aveline de Grandpré, a liberator of the enslaved… and an Assassin!

Assassin's Creed Liberation HD

January 15th 2014 at 5:45 am | Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox 360 | 21 comments

December 28th 2013, 9:02 pm PT

Countdown to 2014 Daily Deal Day 13: Undead Deals

Think you could make it in a world swarming with zombies? Hone those survival skills at a hefty discount – today only.

      

Content Title Content Type Discount %
State of Decay Arcade 50%
Zombie Apocalypse Arcade 75%
Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone Arcade 75%
How to Survive Arcade 50%

Daily Deals continue all the way through December 31, so be sure to visit again tomorrow, and to take advantage of these weekly deals.

December 28th 2013 at 9:02 pm | Arcade, Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360 | 359 comments

December 27th 2013, 9:55 am PT

Countdown to 2014 Daily Deal Day 12: Trials Edition

If you let the Trials series pass you by, now’s your chance to catch up. Trials HD and Evolution, along with associated Add-ons are on sale today only.

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Trials Evolution Arcade 67%
Trials Evolution: Riders of Doom Arcade Add-on 67%
Trials Evolution: Origin of Pain Arcade Add-on 67%
Trials HD Arcade 75%
Trials HD Big Thrills Arcade Add-on 75%
Trials HD Big Pack Arcade Add-on 75%

These aren’t the only great discounts to be had this week, click here to see the full list of Weekly Deals.

December 27th 2013 at 9:55 am | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 | 234 comments

December 23rd 2013, 10:50 pm PT

Countdown to 2014 Daily Deals: Week 2 Begins

We’re now into Week 2 of the Countdown to 2014, and that means a huge new batch of weekly sales. But first, here are today’s Daily Deals, massive savings from PopCap, and good today only!

        

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Peggle Arcade 90%
Peggle Nights Arcade Add-on 80%
Zuma’s Revenge Arcade 90%
Plants vs. Zombies Arcade 90%
Feeding Frenzy Arcade 80%
Feeding Frenzy 2 Arcade 90%

We’ll continue updating our Daily Deals through New Year’s Eve, so follow me on Twitter to find out the latest deals as they happen.

Special Offers:
In addition to Daily Deals, the following special offers will be in effect until December 31, 2013. Some of 2013′s biggest titles are included!

        

Content Title Content Type Discount %
The Wolf Among Us  Arcade FREE
Diablo III Games on Demand 33%
Grand Theft Auto V Games on Demand 33%
NCAA Football 14 Games on Demand 75%
Madden NFL 25 Games on Demand 50%
Bully Games on Demand 75%
SSX Games on Demand 75%
Civilization Revolution Games on Demand 75%
Kane & Lynch Dead Men Games on Demand 75%
Turbo Super Stunt Squad Games on Demand 50%
Hitman Absolution Games on Demand 60%
Fight Night Champion Games on Demand 75%
Midnight Club LA Games on Demand 75%
Mini Ninjas Games on Demand 75%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Arcade 50%
Flashback Arcade 67%
Charlie Murder Arcade 67%
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Arcade 67%
Counter-Strike: GO Arcade 67%
Gotham City Impostors Arcade 75%
I Am Alive Arcade 75%
Deadlight Arcade 75%
Frogger Arcade 50%
DuckTales: Remastered Arcade 50%
Foul Play  Arcade 50%
Orc Attack Arcade 50%

Back tomorrow with more great daily deals!

December 23rd 2013 at 10:50 pm | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 306 comments

December 22nd 2013, 6:04 pm PT

Countdown to 2014 Daily Deal Day 7: Arcade Sports Sale

Today’s Daily Deal: save 75% on these pick-up-and-play arcade sports titles:

      

Content Title Content Type Discount %
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Arcade 75%
NFL Blitz Arcade 75%
FIFA Street 3 Games on Demand 75%
3 on 3 NHL Arcade 75%

Note: our daily and weekly deals refresh Tuesday, so take another look at this week’s sale list before they’re gone.

December 22nd 2013 at 6:04 pm | Arcade, Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 219 comments

December 19th 2013, 8:30 pm PT

Countdown to 2014 Daily Deal Day 4: Castlevania Collection

On sale today only: Lead the Belmont clan against ancient evil in new and classic Castlevania titles.

    

Check back tomorrow for another daily deal, and be sure to check out which titles are on sale all week.

 

December 19th 2013 at 8:30 pm | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 | 113 comments

December 18th 2013, 9:19 am PT

Arcade: The Walking Dead: Season Two

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Dash Text: Download Episode One of The Walking Dead: Season Two, a five-part game series that continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad. Many months have passed since the events seen in Season One of The Walking Dead, and Clementine is searching for safety. But what can an ordinary child do to stay alive when the living can be just as bad – and sometimes worse – than the dead? As Clementine, you will be tested by situations and dilemmas that will test your morals and your instinct for survival. Your decisions and actions will change the story around you, in this sequel to 2012’s Game of the Year.

 

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December 18th 2013 at 9:19 am | Arcade, Marketplace | 44 comments

December 10th 2013, 6:00 am PT

Coming soon to the Xbox Live Game Store

Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox Live Store Follow me on Twitter for additional updates.

Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date USD
The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 1 All That Remains 18-Dec $4.99
Game Add-ons  Release Date USD
Xbox 360
Batman Arkham Origins: Supply Drop 2 10-Dec $4.99
Saints Row IV: How the Saints Save Christmas Mission Pack 10-Dec $6.99
Battlefield 4: China Rising 17-Dec $14.99
The Walking Dead 2: Season Pass 18-Dec $14.99
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Savings
Air Conflict Secret Wars 10-Dec to 16-Dec 67%
Apache Air Assault 50%
Birds of Steel 50%
Sky Drift 50%
Sky Drift: Gladiator Pack 50%
Sky Drift: Extreme Fighters Pack 50%
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon   50%
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Online Map Pack 50%
   
The Walking Dead  17-Dec to 23-Dec  
Episode 2: Starved for Help 66%
Episode 3: Long Road Ahead 66%
Episode 4: Around Every Corner 66%
Episode 5: No Time Left 66%
   
Sales  & Specials* Discount Date Price
Ubisoft Publisher Sale 10-Dec to 16-Dec
Countdown to 2014 17-Dec to 31-Dec
Games on Demand Release Date
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag 17-Dec

* For the Ubisoft Publisher sale, look for more information on your Xbox 360 dashboard.
I’ll have more details on the “Countdown to 2014″ promotion next week when it kicks off. It will be similar to last year’s sales event where there are new items on sale every day.

Note: Prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region

December 10th 2013 at 6:00 am | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 105 comments

November 19th 2013, 6:00 am PT

Coming soon to the Xbox Live Game Store

Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox Live Store Follow me on Twitter for additional updates.


Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date USD
SoulCalibur II HD  20-Nov $19.99
     
Game Add-ons  Release Date USD
Xbox 360    
Assassin’s Creed 4: Crusader & Florentine Pack  19-Nov $1.99
Lego Marvel Superhero: DLC Super Pack  19-Nov $4.99
Lego Marvel Superhero: Thor 3 Pack  19-Nov $1.99
Rocksmith: Green Day  19-Nov $7.99
Minecraft: Skyrim Mash-up 20-Nov $3.99
Saints Row IV: Universe Oppressor  26-Nov $2.99
Borderlands 2: Wattle Gobbler  26-Nov $2.99
Batman Arkham Origins: Infinite Earths Skin Pack 26-Nov $4.99
Batman Arkham Origins:MP #1 DC Elseworlds Pack  26-Nov $2.99
Just Dance 2014     
What About Love – Austin Mahone  26-Nov $2.99
 American Girl – Bonnie McKee  26-Nov $2.99
One Way or Another – One Direction  26-Nov $2.99
Sexy and I Know It – LMFAO  26-Nov $2.99
EXTREME Alt. Choreo: Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke  26-Nov $1.99
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Discount
Dishonored 19-25 Nov 67%
Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches   50%
Dishonored: Void Walker’s Arsenal   50%
Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall   50%
Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials   50%
     
TWD: Survival Instinct  26-Nov – 2-Dec 50%
Deadliest Warrior: The Game   50%
Deadliest Warrior: The Game Expansion Pack 1   50%
Deadliest Warrior: Legends   50%
Deadliest Warrior: Legends Joan of Arc   50%
Bellator: MMA Onslaught   66%
Bellator: MMA Onslaught Muay Thai Style Pack   50%
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Black Friday Sale 26-Nov – 2-Dec  
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
XCOM: Enemy Within  22-Nov  
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!  26-Nov  
Need for Speed: Rivals  26-Nov  

Note: Prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region

November 19th 2013 at 6:00 am | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 104 comments

November 15th 2013, 8:05 am PT

Arcade: Contrast

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CONTRAST is a platform/puzzle game where you can move between a fantastic 3D world and a mysterious shadowy universe in 2D. You play Dawn, the imaginary friend of a young girl named Didi. Together, they will delve into a dreamlike and surreal 1920s world, inspired by the performance art world of vaudeville and film noir, and cradled by a jazzy atmosphere.

   
 

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November 15th 2013 at 8:05 am | Arcade, Marketplace | 189 comments

November 13th 2013, 6:57 am PT

Arcade: The Bridge

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The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Explore increasingly difficult worlds, each uniquely detailed and designed to leave the player with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment. The Bridge exemplifies games as an art form, with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph. Features: •48 thought-provoking puzzles, each unique from the rest, all requiring an innovative solution. •Gravity manipulations, gravitational vortexes, parallel dimensions, and many more mind-bending concepts in a world where the laws of physics are not what they seem. •M. C. Escher-esque worlds with impossible architecture set in the style of beautifully hand-drawn black-and-white lithographic art. •An alternate version of the game unlocked after the main storyline has been completed, including challenging alternate versions of each of the 24 main puzzles, along with an alternate ending. •A time-backtracking system to alleviate any fears of making a mistake.

   
 

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November 13th 2013 at 6:57 am | Arcade, Marketplace | 12 comments

November 5th 2013, 6:00 am PT

Coming soon to the Xbox Live Game Store

Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox Live Store Follow me on Twitter for additional updates.


Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date USD
Final Exam  8-Nov 9.99
Contrast  15-Nov 14.99
     
Game Add-ons Release Date USD
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified – Codebreakers 5-Nov 2.99
Saints Row IV: Pirate’s Booty Pack  5-Nov 2.99
Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea  12-Nov 14.99
WWE 2k14: New World Order Pack  12-Nov 9.00
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates % Discount
Castlestorm 5-Nov to 11-Nov 50%
Pool Nation   50%
Serious Sam Double D XXL   75%
Serious Sam BFE: Jewel of the Nile   75%
Serious Sam 3: BFE   75%
Naughty Bear: PiP   50%
Serious Sam TFE   75%
Serious Sam TSE   75%
     
Devil May Cry 12-Nov to 18-Nov  
DmC GonD   50%
DmC:Vergil’s Downfall    50%
DmC: Bundle Pack    50%
DmC: Bone Pack    50%
DmC: Golden Pack    50%
DmC: Samurai Pack    50%
DmC: Costumes Pack    50%
Resident Evil 4   50%
Resident Evil Revelations    50%
Lost Planet 3    33%
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Call of Duty: Ghosts  5-Nov  
WWE 2K14  8-Nov  
Angry Birds: Star Wars  8-Nov  
PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures  8-Nov  
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014  12-Nov  
Ben 10 Omniverse 2  15-Nov  
Zumba Fitness World Party  15-Nov  
     

Note: Prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region

November 5th 2013 at 6:00 am | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 192 comments

October 25th 2013, 8:51 am PT

Arcade: Magrunner: Dark Pulse

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Magrunner: Dark Pulse is an action/physics game, in which technology confronts the Cthulhu Mythos! Equipped with your Magtech glove, you must harness the ability to magnetically polarize and manipulate objects in the environment, to survive and surpass over 40 challenging levels. Your reflexes and ingenuity will be pushed to their limit, as you will try to survive a hi-tech world going mad!

   
 

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October 25th 2013 at 8:51 am | Arcade, Marketplace | 4 comments

October 25th 2013, 8:51 am PT

Arcade: Castlevania: LoS – Mirror of Fate HD

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This Castlevania: Lords of Shadow sequel reveals the story of the Belmont’s, as they battle destiny across generations, to discover their true fate. Trevor Belmont, knight of the Brotherhood of Light, embarks on an epic quest to avenge his mother, killed by his father, Gabriel. Once Gabriel Belmont, now the all powerful Dracula, he declares war on the Brotherhood, leading to a cataclysmic showdown between Father & Son!

   
 

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October 25th 2013 at 8:51 am | Arcade, Marketplace | 10 comments

October 23rd 2013, 9:21 am PT

Arcade: How to Survive

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Dash Text: You are shipwrecked on an isolated island, a desperate castaway in a total freakshow world. How will you survive? Collect the pages of a Survival Guide and figure it out, of course! Find food, water, and shelter before you perish. Uh oh, is it getting dark? Figure out how to get through the night! While you’re at it, gather up some of this awesome stuff and piece together over 100 handmade weapons and tools—from shotguns to Molotov cocktails. Now you can defend yourself and your friends like a boss! • Choose one of the three playable characters, each with different characteristics and skill trees. • Explore four islands filled with unique flora and fauna and a variety of abhorrent monstrosities • Collect “Survival guide” video chapters to learn tips that will save your life! • Play with a friend offline through the story mode or go online and play with a friend through 8 demanding challenges. • Try the “Iron Man” difficulty for a demanding hardcore game experience.

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October 23rd 2013 at 9:21 am | Arcade, Marketplace | 39 comments

October 22nd 2013, 6:00 am PT

Coming soon to the Xbox Live Game Store

Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox Live Store Follow me on Twitter for additional updates.


Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date USD
How to Survive  23-Oct 14.99
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate  25-Oct 14.99
Magrunner: Dark Pulse  25-Oct 9.99
     
Game Add-ons Release Date USD
Borderlands 2: Headhunter 1: TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest  22-Oct 2.99
Saints Row IV: Enter the Domanatrix Mission Pack  22-Oct 6.99
Batman Arkham Origins: Season Pass  25-Oct 19.99
Saints Row IV: Super Hero Pack  29-Oct 2.99
WWE 2K14: Season Pass  29-Oct 19.99
WWE 2K14: Online Pass  29-Oct 9.99
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Discount
Need for Speed: Most Wanted 22-Oct to 28-Oct 50%
NFSMW Complete DLC Bundle   50%
NFSMW Premium Timesavers Pack   50%
NFSMW Terminal Velocity Pack   50%
NFSMW Deluxe DLC Bundle   50%
NFSMW Heroes Pack   50%
NFSMW Movie Legends Pack   50%
NFSMW Time Saver Pack   50%
NFSMW Ultimate Speed Pack   50%
NFSMW Booster Pack   50%
NFSMW Premium MOD Unlock    50%
NFSMW MOD Unlock Pack 1   50%
NFSMW MOD Unlock Pack 2   50%
NFSMW MOD Unlock Pack 3   50%
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit   50%
Need for Speed: The RUN   50%
Need for Speed: ProStreet   50%
     
Dead Island Riptide 29-Oct to 4-Nov 50%
Dead Island Riptide Fashion Victim   50%
Dead Island Riptide Survivor Pack   50%
Dead Island   50%
Prey   75%
The Darkness   75%
The Darkness 2   75%
     
Sales  & Specials Discount Date Price
Shocktober 22-Oct to 4-Nov 50%
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Cabela’s African Adventures  25-Oct  
Wipeout Create and Crash  25-Oct  
Rocksmith 2014  1-Nov  
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Holiday 2013  1-Nov  
Spongebob Squarepants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge  1-Nov  

Note: Prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region

October 22nd 2013 at 6:00 am | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 105 comments

October 16th 2013, 5:52 am PT

Arcade: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

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Get into the hot seat and play classic Millionaire for a chance to win a virtual million dollars! This all new version of ”Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” lets you play solo or challenge your friends. You keep game play fresh and fun with a constant expanding library of question packs offering hundreds of new questions.

   
 

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October 16th 2013 at 5:52 am | Arcade, Marketplace | 6 comments

October 16th 2013, 5:51 am PT

Arcade: HEXODIUS

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Dash Text:  EXPLORE-EQUIP-ESCAPE! With its potent blend of twin-stick shooting, exploration and customization, HEXODIUS invites players to explore the vast complex, equip their drone with powerful items and upgrades, and ultimately escape the clutches of the deadly enemy droids in a blaze of laser fire!

   
 

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October 16th 2013 at 5:51 am | Arcade, Marketplace | 1 comment

October 11th 2013, 6:12 am PT

Arcade: The Wolf Among Us – Episode 1: Faith

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Dash Text:  Download Episode One of The Wolf Among Us, a five-part game series from the creators of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead. As Bigby Wolf – THE big bad wolf – you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences. Fairytale characters are being murdered in this hard-boiled, violent and mature thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic book series (DC Comics/Vertigo) by Bill Willingham. Additional episodes available as downloadable content.

 

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October 11th 2013 at 6:12 am | Arcade, Marketplace | 1 comment

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