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February 20th 2014, 6:02 pm PT

Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale Day 4

Here are the next round of daily deals in the  Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale – save 55-80% on the following titles are on sale now through tomorrow only (21 February 2014). Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

            

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Tomb Raider Games on Demand 55%
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Games on Demand 75%
The Darkness II Games on Demand 75%
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Games on Demand 67%
Prototype 2  Games on Demand 75%
Viking Games on Demand 75%
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Arcade 73%
Walking Dead Season 2 Ep 1 Arcade 80%
Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD Arcade 67%

In addition, some titles are on sale all week long – click here for that list. Make sure to visit again tomorrow to find the next group of sale items, and follow Major Nelson on Twitter to stay most up to date. See you then!

February 20th 2014 at 6:02 pm | Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 243 comments

February 19th 2014, 5:57 pm PT

Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale Day 3

The Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale continues – save 50-93% on the following titles are on sale now through tomorrow only (20 February 2014). Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
FIFA 14 Games on Demand 50%
Dead Island: Riptide Games on Demand 50%
Skyrim Games on Demand 67%
Left 4 Dead Games on Demand 75%
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Games on Demand 67%
Darksiders Games on Demand 75%
Bejeweled 3 Arcade 93%

In addition, some titles are on sale all week long – click here for that list.

Make sure to visit again tomorrow to find the next group of sale items, and follow Major Nelson on Twitter to stay most up to date. See you then!

February 19th 2014 at 5:57 pm | Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 162 comments

February 19th 2014, 8:24 am PT

Xbox One and Xbox 360 Arcade: Strider

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Strider returns in a brand new adventure, complete with incredible side-scrolling action, and lightning fast combat all in a massive interconnected world! Download the full game now and become the original assassin!

We asked Capcom what Xbox One allowed them to do to bring Strider into the next generation of gaming, and they rattled off a list of visual enhancements: Native 1080P Resolution, solid 60FPS frame rate, SSAO (Screen Space Ambient Occlusion), higher-detailed character models, improved shadow map filtering, GPU calculated particles, and advanced lighting.

 

February 19th 2014 at 8:24 am | Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox One | 79 comments

February 18th 2014, 5:37 pm PT

Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale Day 2

The Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale continues – save 50-90% on the following titles are on sale now through tomorrow only (19 February 2014). Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Games on Demand 50%
F1 2013 Games on Demand 67%
Farming Simulator Games on Demand 50%
Lost Planet 2 Games on Demand 75%
Darksiders II Games on Demand 75%
Soulcalibur II HD Online Arcade 75%
Hell Yeah! Arcade 75%
Fruit Ninja Kinect Arcade 90%

In addition, some titles are on sale all week long – click here for that list.

Make sure to visit again tomorrow to find the next group of sale items, and follow Major Nelson on Twitter to stay most up to date. See you then!

February 18th 2014 at 5:37 pm | Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 91 comments

February 18th 2014, 6:01 am PT

This Week’s Xbox Live Store Deals

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 24 February 2014. These are in addition to the Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale, which is going on now.

Xbox One


Content Title Content Type Price Drop
(varies by region)
Ryse: Son of Rome Xbox One game 33%

 

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Ridge Racer Unbounded Games on Demand 75%
Ridge Racer Unbounded Royal Purple Exclusive Skin Add-on 75%
Ridge Racer DLC 1: RIDGE RACER 1 Machine & The Hearse Pack Add-on 75%
Ridge Racer DLC 2: RIDGE RACER Type 4 Machine & El Mariachi Pack Add-on 75%
Ridge Racer DLC 3: RIDGE RACER 7 Machine & The Gallows Pack Add-on 75%
Ridge Racer DLC 4: Day One Edition Pack Add-on 75%
Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi  Games on Demand 67%
Family Guy: Back To The Multiverse Games on Demand 75%
NASCAR Inside Line Games on Demand 75%
Persona 4 Arena Games on Demand 67%
Angry Birds: Star Wars Games on Demand 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Xbox 360 Deals of the Week are for Xbox Live Gold members.

February 18th 2014 at 6:01 am | Arcade, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox One | 77 comments

February 17th 2014, 5:35 pm PT

Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale

For those of you looking to fill these cold, snowy late-Winter days with games, this is your week: the Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale kicks off… NOW

For the next seven days, we’ll be slashing prices on some of Xbox 360′s best titles, and these are in addition to this week’s normal games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store (which will be revealed tomorrow morning). To the list!

The following titles are on sale now through tomorrow only (18 February 2014). Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Dishonored Games on Demand 67%
Armored Core: Verdict Day  Games on Demand 63%
Dante’s Inferno Games on Demand 75%
RUSE Games on Demand 67%
Halo: Reach Games on Demand 75%
Capcom Arcade Cabinet Arcade 65%
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Arcade 87%
Bastion Arcade 80%

As part of the Ultimate Games Sale, the following special offers will be available at the discount listed below until 25 February 2014:

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Portal 2 Games on Demand 67%
Mass Effect Games on Demand 75%
Asura’s Wrath Games on Demand 81%
DiRT 3 Games on Demand 80%
Driver San Francisco Games on Demand 67%
Fable III  Games on Demand 50%
Batman: Arkham City  Games on Demand 75%
Motocross Madness Arcade 80%
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Arcade 70%
Guardians of Middle Earth Arcade 93%
Dungeons and Dragons Daggerdale Arcade 80%
Rock Band Blitz Arcade 73%
Dust: An Elysian Tail Arcade 80%

Make sure to visit again tomorrow to find the next group of sale items, and follow Major Nelson on Twitter to stay most up to date. See you then!

February 17th 2014 at 5:35 pm | Arcade, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox One | 135 comments

February 11th 2014, 2:17 pm PT

Arcade: Far Cry Classic

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Dash Text: Far Cry Classic is the ultimate console version of the very first Far Cry game, bringing you back to the roots of this franchise. It’s another beautiful day in tropical paradise… or is it? Take the role of charter boat captain Jack Carver, who finds himself hunted by an unrelenting team of highly trained mercenaries in this nature-gone-wrong FPS adventure. Choose to rely on firepower, strategy, or stealth, exercise your freedom in massive outdoor environments, and fight for your life against tactically intelligent enemies. Features stunningly realistic foliage, real-time day and night cycles, driveable underwater or even flying vehicles, and more…

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February 11th 2014 at 2:17 pm | Arcade, Marketplace | 35 comments

January 29th 2014, 6:15 am PT

Arcade: Rekoil: Liberator

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Dash Text: Frag your enemies back to the stone age! Set in a world devastated by an unrelenting pandemic, Rekoil is a fast action & highly balanced arena shooter that allows players to frag each other to oblivion. With 7 different game modes, 10 maps, & 40 different weapons, Rekoil is the action FPS refined to its purest form ensuring the fun is maximized & the best player with the greatest skills & most points wins. Whether you enjoy run & gun, or prefer a tactical setup, play the way you want to play.

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January 29th 2014 at 6:15 am | Arcade, Marketplace | 32 comments

January 28th 2014, 5:12 am PT

This Week’s Xbox Live Store Deals

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 3 February 2014.

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Crimson Dragon Xbox One game 20-25%

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Final Exam  Arcade 50%
Contrast Arcade 50%
RAW Arcade 50%
Blood Knights Arcade 50%
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Arcade 50%
Catherine Games on Demand 67%
Moon Diver Arcade 50%
EA Publisher Sale
Need for Speed Rivals
Games on Demand 50%
FIFA 14  Games on Demand 50%
NHL 14  Games on Demand 50%
Crysis 3 Games on Demand 63%
Mass Effect 3: Citadel Add-On 50%
Mass Effect 3: Alt Appearance Pk 1 Add-On 50%
Mass Effect 3: Groundside Resistance Pack  Add-On 50%
Mass Effect: Genesis 2 Add-On 50%
Battlefield 1943 Arcade 50%
Skate 2 Games on Demand 67%
Shank 2 Arcade 75%
Dead Space Games on Demand 50%
Crysis Games on Demand 50%
Mirror’s Edge Games on Demand 67%
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Games on Demand 50%
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Teeth of Naros Add-On 50%
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – The Legend of Dead Kel Add-On 50%
Alice: Madness Returns Games on Demand 63%

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

January 28th 2014 at 5:12 am | Arcade, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox One | 188 comments

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

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