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August 14th 2012, 4:51 am PT

Demo: Madden NFL 13 Demo

Madden NFL 13Content: Madden NFL 13 Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Madden NFL 13 is all-new from boot up to credits. Every mode, every screen, every pixel has been reinvented delivering the most innovative, connected, and authentic Madden NFL experience in franchise history.

 

 

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August 14th 2012 at 4:51 am | Demo, Marketplace | 11 comments

August 11th 2012, 4:19 pm PT

Demo: Damage Inc. – Pacific Squadron WWII

Damage Inc. - Pacific Squadron WWIIContent: Damage Inc. – Pacific Squadron WWII
Price: Free
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Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) Download this demo.

 

 

   
   

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August 11th 2012 at 4:19 pm | Demo, Marketplace | 14 comments

July 31st 2012, 6:18 am PT

Demo: TRANSFORMERS: Fall of Cybertron

TRANSFORMERS: FoCContent: TRANSFORMERS: Fall of Cybertron Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: TRANSFORMERS: Fall of Cybertron transports you to the final days of the planet Cybertron where you will experience the darkest hours of the apocalyptic war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey through a wide range of missions and massive environments designed around each character’s unique abilities.

 

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July 31st 2012 at 6:18 am | Demo, Marketplace | 15 comments

July 24th 2012, 7:01 pm PT

Demo: Pro Evolution Soccer 2013

PES 2013Content: Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Demo No. 1
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Experience the skill and technique demanded by PES 2013’s total football. As teams fuelled by Pro-Active AI make runs and behave like real players, PES 2013’s all-new Full Control elements give you total control over every move – with fully manual shooting meaning that no two goals will be the same. Player ID then adds further depth, as the best players move and behave just like their real-life counterparts. Get an early sample of PES 2013’s gameplay.

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July 24th 2012 at 7:01 pm | Demo, Marketplace | 6 comments

June 19th 2012, 6:45 am PT

Demo: LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Content: LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Legends Unite! The Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker. Collect 50 DC Comics characters, flex your new super abilities, and master new suits and gadgets. Players can also explore Gotham City and unlock a variety of cool vehicles.

 

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June 19th 2012 at 6:45 am | Demo, Marketplace | 6 comments

June 14th 2012, 12:02 pm PT

June 19 – 25 Games on Demand Sale (Now extended to July 2nd)

Earlier this week, I posted a list of content coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. In that list, I highlighted a 75% sale coming next week for selected Games On Demand Titles. I have just received the list and wanted to share it with you below. These deals will be available in all Xbox LIVE regions where the title is available.

Update: I was just told that sale has been extended a week until Tuesday, July 2nd

Up to 75% select GonD titltes June 19 – 25  Standard Price  Discount Price Discount % Savings
Alone in the Dark  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WW II  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Bolt  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Bomberman Act: Zero  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Conan  $    14.99  $     3.99 73% -$11.00
Dark Void  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
FaceBreaker  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Kameo  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Meet the Robinsons  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Open Season  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Perfect Dark Zero  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands   $    14.99  $     4.99 73% -$11.00
Rockstar Table Tennis  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
SEGA Superstars Tennis  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Surf’s Up  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Tornado Outbreak  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Virtua Tennis 2009  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Viva Pinata Party Animals  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00

Edit: I tried embedding a spreadsheet in this post, but some of you said you could not read it. I’ve updated the post with a regular ‘ol table

Edit 2: Update Bionic Commando with Alone in the Dark

Edit 3: Price Of Persia TFS is supposed to be $3.99 as noted above. You may see it as $4.99 right now, so please wait to purchase it as the price in the system is being corrected. Correction: is is staying at $4.99

June 14th 2012 at 12:02 pm | Demo, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Live | 364 comments

June 7th 2012, 9:35 am PT

Demo: NCAA Football 13

NCAA® Football 13Content: NCAA Football 13 – Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Take your team to victory with a former Heisman Trophy winner on your team with NCAA Football 13. With one of 10 former Heisman winners on your roster, see if you have the confidence and poise to utilize his legendary skill set to capture the Heisman Trophy—this time for your school. Experience the game like never before with an all-new passing game where players track and fight for the ball, and feel the excitement of gameday as ESPN Studio Updates bring the game to life in a dynamic football environment. Make your mark and lead your team to glory with NCAA Football 13.

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June 7th 2012 at 9:35 am | Demo, Marketplace | 11 comments

May 29th 2012, 6:13 am PT

Demo: Top Gun: Hard Lock

Top Gun: Hard LockContent: Top Gun: Hard Lock DEMO
Price: Free
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Dash Text: Lock onto the Rush with Top Gun: Hard Lock and shoot down your enemies one by one! Take to the skies in your F14 to defend your fleet with some fancy flying. Take off and land on the air craft carrier and feel the burn as you break the sound barrier chasing MiGs at Mach II.

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May 29th 2012 at 6:13 am | Demo, Marketplace | 11 comments

May 24th 2012, 7:22 am PT

Demo: STEEL BATTALION HEAVY ARMOR DEMO

Content: STEEL BATTALION HEAVY ARMOR DEMO
Price: Free
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Dash Text: This all-new game revives the fan-favorite Steel Battalion series! Microsoft has joined forces with Capcom and From Software to bring you this groundbreaking collaborative project to the Xbox 360. Manhattan, 2082. In a world where computers and almost all modern technology has been lost, the greatest nations of the world continue to battle for hegemony. The American army lands in New York to begin it’s first big offensive of a long ground war. Soldiers fire from the trenches as scorched bunkers belch black smoke. As comrades continually fall to the unrelenting crossfire of bullets, the Vertical Tanks make their laborious advance… Experience the battlefield as never before with Kinect! This is what gamers have been waiting for!

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May 24th 2012 at 7:22 am | Demo, Marketplace | 20 comments

May 8th 2012, 6:12 am PT

Demo: Spec Ops: The Line

Spec Ops: The LineContent: Spec Ops: The Line Demo
Price: Free
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Dash Text: The demo begins with a Delta Force recon team, led by Captain Martin Walker, infiltrating Dubai six months after a cataclysmic sandstorm destroyed the city and left it buried in ruin. Chaos ensues as Delta is pulled into the middle of a civil war. Walker and his team must fight their way through the unpredictable war-torn city to find the man at the heart of its madness – Colonel John Konrad.

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May 8th 2012 at 6:12 am | Demo, Marketplace | 5 comments

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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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: 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 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 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

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