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May 7th 2012, 6:22 am PT

Demo: Kinect Star Wars

Kinect Star WarsContent: Kinect Star Wars
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Step into Star Wars and experience a new galaxy of physical gameplay. Pilot a starfighter, race speeder bikes and even become the ultimate Jedi. Stomp, roar, grab and throw Stormtroopers as a powerful Rancor Monster, or speed past rivals to become a Podracing champion. Even dance for your life as you entertain Jabba the Hutt and other characters, and enjoy more adventures by yourself or with friends.

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Note: You’ll need a Kinect sensor to play this demo

May 7th 2012 at 6:22 am | Demo, Marketplace | 13 comments

May 1st 2012, 6:20 am PT

Demo: DiRT Showdown

DiRT ShowdownContent: DiRT Showdown Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) Welcome to the DiRT Showdown demo! Experience full-impact confrontational racing in the 8 Ball event in San Francisco. Boost and barge your way to the finish but watch out for your opponents on the brutal cross-overs. Challenge a friend to play online and unlock the multiplayer Rampage event to satisfy your appetite for destruction in a chaotic demolition derby!

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May 1st 2012 at 6:20 am | Demo, Marketplace | 10 comments

April 24th 2012, 6:26 am PT

Demo: Ninja Gaiden 3 Demo

NINJA GAIDEN 3Content: Ninja Gaiden 3 Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Feel the burden of cutting another person down in the latest chapter of the acclaimed action series. Jump into the action as the thrilling battle unfolds in the streets of London. This demo also lets you try out two downloadable weapons—the Falcon’s Talons and the Eclipse Scythe!

 

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April 24th 2012 at 6:26 am | Demo, Marketplace | 8 comments

April 24th 2012, 6:26 am PT

Demo: Dragon’s Dogma

Dragon's DogmaContent: Dragon’s Dogma Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Whet your appetite with a taste of the high fantasy, open world action that Dragon’s Dogma has to offer in this demo. Battle as an Arisen of the past or rid the countryside of a fearsome magickal beast — the choice is yours. Use the robust character creation tool to customize your Arisen and main pawn, play them in the Countryside Quest now, and import them into the full game later. From height to hairstyle, eye color to nose shape, mold your heroes as you see fit.

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April 24th 2012 at 6:26 am | Demo, Marketplace | 22 comments

April 10th 2012, 6:01 am PT

Demo: Sniper Elite V2

Sniper Elite V2Content: Sniper Elite V2 DEMO
Price: Free
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Dash Text: You are elite US sniper, Karl Fairburne, sent behind enemy lines into besieged Berlin during the final moments of World War II. You uncover a horrifying plot which threatens to kill millions of civilians throughout Western Europe, and which would irreversibly change history as we now know it. Make every single bullet count or the world dies with you.

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April 10th 2012 at 6:01 am | Demo, Marketplace | 10 comments

March 21st 2012, 7:47 am PT

Demo: Blades of Time

Blades of Time Content: Blades of Time DEMO Version
Price: Free
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Experience Time-Rewind gameplay, allowing the beautiful sword-wielding heroine Ayumi, to turn back time and produce a clone of herself to help solve puzzles, tackle hordes of enemies and more! With a host of intriguing characters, monstrous fiends, eye-popping visual appeal, tons of treasure and a huge variety of combat skills to master, Blades of Time will satisfy gamers’ hunger for an entertaining yet deep action game, that even gamers new to the hack-and-slash genre will enjoy.

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March 21st 2012 at 7:47 am | Demo, Marketplace | 6 comments

March 21st 2012, 7:43 am PT

Demo: Birds of Steel

Content: Birds of Steel
Price: Free
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Strap in and grab the stick rewriting history in Birds of Steel. The demo gives aerial combatants a chance to sample the full game by thrusting them into 3 of the most prolific battles from WWII. Lift off in the Grumman F4F and battle your way through Wake Island, pilot the nimble Japanese Zero in the attack on the Lexington or hold on in the Spitfire Mk. V through the Siege of Malta. Birds of Steel gives aerial enthusiasts the ability to pilot planes from all combatants in WWII.

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March 21st 2012 at 7:43 am | Demo, Marketplace | 1 comment

March 20th 2012, 6:25 am PT

Demo: KINECT RUSH: A Disney • PIXAR Adventure

KINECT RUSH: A Disney • PIXAR AdventureContent: KINECT RUSH: A Disney • PIXAR Adventure
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Use Kinect™ to become unique characters in fast-paced Pixar adventures. Dive into five exciting movie worlds to discover hidden secrets and solve puzzles. Use your arms, legs, and wits to save the day! Invite your family to join Woody, Lightning McQueen, and others, in this one-of-kind Pixar experience!

 

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March 20th 2012 at 6:25 am | Demo, Marketplace | 8 comments

March 6th 2012, 6:17 am PT

Demo: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 13

Content: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: With all-new features authentically replicating your golf game like never before, the world’s #1 selling golf game is back putting your swing to the test in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 13. The demo brings your real-life swing to life with a completely revamped swing mechanic that allows you to create millions of possible shot combinations with a single club. Download today and find out how to create your very own online country club that will allow you to connect, compete and collect with your friends like never before!

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March 6th 2012 at 6:17 am | Demo, Marketplace | 7 comments

March 6th 2012, 6:00 am PT

Content coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.*

See the 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
I Am Alive  7-Mar 1200
Shoot Many Robots 14-Mar 800
Defenders of Ardania 14-Mar 1200
     
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Mass Effect 3 From Ashes 6-Mar 800
Forza Motorsport 4 March Pirelli Car Pack 6-Mar 560
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Map Pack drop to ELITE Premium Members only  - Black Box, Black Ice, Negotiator  13-Mar  
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Borderlands March 6 – 12  
Borderlands Secret Armory   400 (50% off)
Borderlands Zombie Island   400 (50% off)
Borderlands New Revolution   400 (50% off)
Borderlands The Underdome   400 (50% off)
Borderlands Claptrap   220 (31% off)
Borderlands Treasure Chest   160 (33% off)
     
Hack-n-Slash March 13 – 19  
Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale    600 (50% off)
The Baconing    600 (50% off)
Torchlight   600 (50% off)
Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team    400 (50% off)
     
Special Sales Discount Dates Price
Konami 50% Off Sale March 13 – 19  
X-Men   400 (50% off)
Castlevania HOD    600 (50% off)
Zombie Apocalypse    400 (50% off)
Castlevania SON   400 (50% off)
Battle: Los Angeles   400 (50% off)
Zombie Apocalypse Never Die Alone   400 (50% off)
Hard Corps: Uprising   600 (50% off)
BurgerTime HD   400 (50% off)
Puddle   400 (50% off)
Leedmees   400 (50% off)
Castlevania Lord of Shadow: Reverie   400 (50% off)
Castlevania Lord of Shadow: Resurrection   400 (50% off)
     
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Carnival Games 6-Mar  
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3  6-Mar  
Brink  13-Mar  
The Gunstringer 13-Mar  
     
Demos Release Date  
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 6-Mar  
Dead or Alive 5 (US, Canada only) 19-Mar  
     
Avatar Release Date  
MLB 2K12  6-Mar  
John Carter of Mars 6-Mar  
Shoot Many Robots 13-Mar  
Marvel Collection Update 13-Mar  
College Game Day Collection 13-Mar  

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

 

March 6th 2012 at 6:00 am | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Demo, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 58 comments

February 28th 2012, 9:16 pm PT

Demo: MLB 2K12 Demo

Content: MLB 2K12 Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: The longest running Major League Baseball franchise returns to the virtual diamond with MLB 2K12 from 2K Sports. Demo the game featuring advanced pitching & hitting controls, detailed player tendencies & scouting reports, and immersive game modes for any level of fan. MLB 2K12 is the only game you’ll need this season, available March 6, 2012.


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February 28th 2012 at 9:16 pm | Demo, Marketplace | 1 comment

February 28th 2012, 5:48 am PT

Demo: FIFA Street

Content: FIFA Street Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Compete with style in a FIFA-quality, social, authentic street football game

 

 

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February 28th 2012 at 5:48 am | Demo, Marketplace | 10 comments

February 21st 2012, 6:00 am PT

Content coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.*

See the 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
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare  22-Feb 1200 pts
Nexuiz 29-Feb 800 pts
     
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Overwatch Map – for Premium ELITE members ONLY 21-Feb  
Saints Row: The Third – Gangstas in Space 21-Feb 560 pts
UFC Personal Trainer Jon Jones Workout Pack 21-Feb 800 pts
Assassin’s Creed Revelations Lost Archive 28-Feb 800 pts
Dance Central 2 LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock "Party Rock Anthem" 28-Feb 240 pts
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Sazh’s Episode 28-Feb 400 pts
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Fable III Traitor’s Keep Quest Pack Feb 21 – Feb 27 320 (43% off)
Fable III Understone Quest Pack    220 (45% off)
Fable III  Dog Breed Set   140 (42% off)
Fable III Reaver Industries Premium Theme   160 (33% off)
Border Collie    160 (33% off)
     
Gears of War 3 RAAM’s Shadow: Pack 2 Feb 28 – Mar 5 800 (33% off)
Gears of War 3 Horde Command Pack    560 (30% off)
Gears of War 3 Weapon Skin Collection: Launch Collection   1800 (50% off)
Weapon Skin Bundle – Haze Set    160 (33% off)
Weapon Skin Bundle – Thunderstorm Animated Set    160 (50% off)
Cover Barrier   200 (38% off)
Berserker Pet    120 (50% off)
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
LEGO – Pirates of the Caribbean  21-Feb  
Madden NFL 12 28-Feb  
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 28-Feb  
     
Demos Release Date  
SSX 21-Feb  
FIFA Street 28-Feb  
     
Avatar Release Date  
NBA Collection update – Varsity Jackets 21-Feb  
MTV Collection update – Beavis & Butthead 21-Feb  
Club Football Collection update 21-Feb  
Alan Wake 22-Feb  
Quiksilver Collection update 28-Feb  

 

 

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

 

February 21st 2012 at 6:00 am | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Demo, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 60 comments

February 21st 2012, 5:57 am PT

Demo: SSX

Content: SSX Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Defy reality and own the planet by jumping into the boots of the classic SSX character Zoe Payne to complete a tutorial run in the Rockies, then experience reality-defying gameplay through Race it, and Trick it events. In this online enabled demo, compete against your friends on your own schedule by uploading ghosts of your best runs to the SSX servers in Explore mode. Feeling lonely on the mountain? Don’t forget to send the demo invite to a friend to unlock SSX trickster Mac Fraser! SSX is in stores February 28th, 2012 in NA and March 2nd in EU. Pre-Order your copy today.

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February 21st 2012 at 5:57 am | Demo, Marketplace | 21 comments

February 20th 2012, 6:48 am PT

Demo: Zumba Fitness: Rush

Zumba Fitness: RushContent: Zumba Fitness: Rush
Price: Free
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Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) Feel the rush with the exhilarating dance-fitness sequel to the original global smash hit! Get your body rockin’ with a red-hot blend of contagious choreography set to Zumba® music plus electrifying tracks by Pitbull, Nicole Scherzinger and more. Party yourself into shape with 42 all new routines and 24 international dance styles, from Bollywood to Merengue to Hip-Hop. Tons of Kinect exclusive features take your workout to the next level: more music, venues and superstar Zumba® instructors, plus voice control. Follow your progress with the new calorie tracker and customize your entire workout. Dance hands-free with Kinect technology and play together with a friend to amp up your living room party. Download the free demo now!

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February 20th 2012 at 6:48 am | Demo | 15 comments

February 14th 2012, 9:50 am PT

Demo: Binary Domain

BINARY DOMAINContent: Binary Domain Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Download the demo today to have the chance to play Binary Domain. As the lines start to blur between man and machine, you must enter into 2080 Tokyo, fight your way thought their robotic defences and find who is creating highly advanced humanoids that are beginning to infiltrate society undetected. The machine age has begun…

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February 14th 2012 at 9:50 am | Demo, Marketplace | 10 comments

February 14th 2012, 6:00 am PT

Demo: Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect™ 3Content: Mass Effect 3 Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Fire the first shots in the war to take Earth back! Voted Most Anticipated Game of 2012 at the SpikeTV VGAs, Mass Effect 3 puts you at the center of an all-out galactic war – and how to wage that war is up to you. The demo begins in dramatic fashion with the spectacular attack on Earth, followed by a mid-game section showcasing the groundbreaking interactive storytelling, adrenaline-pumping action, ruthless and intelligent enemies, and deep customization that make Mass Effect 3 the must-have title of 2012. Jump into 4 player co-op missions with your friends in two maps from the full game and earn a wide variety of upgrades for your characters. The multiplayer portion of the demo features an early-access period, so visit www.masseffect.com to find out how you can be among the first to the front lines!

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Note: This demo contains Kinect integration. While not required to use the demo, if you have Kinect you’ll be able to use your voice to control your squad via voice.

Update: We’ve got a blog post up on Xbox.com about the demo, and here is a helpful PDF that shows all of the voice commands if you are using Kinect.

February 14th 2012 at 6:00 am | Demo, Kinect | 19 comments

February 7th 2012, 6:11 am PT

Demo: Kinect Disneyland Adventures

Disneyland AdventuresContent: Kinect Disneyland Adventures Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Harnessing the controller-free magic of Kinect for Xbox 360, Kinect™: Disneyland® Adventures is your ticket to the timeless lands of Disneyland® park right in your living room.

 

 

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February 7th 2012 at 6:11 am | Demo, Kinect, Marketplace | 2 comments

February 7th 2012, 6:00 am PT

Content coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.*

See the 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
Gotham City Impostors 8-Feb 1200
Shank II 8-Feb 800
Warp House Party Title  15-Feb 800
     
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Forza Motorsport 4 February American Le Mans Series Pack  7-Feb 560 pts
Pinball FX 2 Epic Quest Table  15-Feb 240 pts
     
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Crimson Alliance Add-ons   Feb 7 – Feb 13  
All Character Pack   800 (33% off)
Wizard   560 (30% off)
Mercenary   560 (30% off)
Assassin   560 (30% off)
     
Batman Arkham City  Feb 14 – 20  
Nightwing Bundle Pack   560 (36% off)
Robin Bundle Pack   560 (36% off)
Bat Signal   240 (33% off)
Batarang   320 (31% off)
Batmobile Toy   320 (31% off)
     
Sales & Specials Discount Dates Price
Square Enix Publisher Sale Feb 7 – 13 up to 50% savings
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 7-Feb  
     
Demos Release Date  
Kinect Disneyland Adventures 7-Feb  
Mass Effect 3 14-Feb  
     
Avatar Release Date  
Kinect Disneyland Adventures Update  7-Feb  
Rip Curl 7-Feb  
Dark Creatures 7-Feb  
I Am Alive 7-Feb  
Deluxe Collection 14-Feb  
Batman Arkham City Update 14-Feb  
Mass Effect 3 14-Feb  
MTV Beavis & Butthead Collection Update 14-Feb  

 

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

February 7th 2012 at 6:00 am | Arcade, Avatar Marketplace, Deal, Demo, Game Add-on, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 54 comments

February 1st 2012, 9:38 am PT

Demo: Kinectimals Now With Bears

KinectimalsContent: Kinectimals Now With Bears Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Try this demo.


 

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February 1st 2012 at 9:38 am | Demo, Marketplace | 6 comments

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