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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.

Add the game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

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 30th 2013, 9:05 pm PT

Countdown to 2014 Daily Deal Day 15: Call of Duty: Ghosts

It’s the final day of 2013, and the final Daily Deal in the Countdown to 2014 is a big one: Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Content Title Content Type Discount % Region
Call of Duty: Ghosts  Games on Demand 30% UK Only
Call of Duty: Ghosts  Games on Demand 29% EU Only
Call of Duty: Ghosts  Games on Demand 40% Australia Only
Call of Duty: Ghosts  Games on Demand 25% Rest of World

Don’t forget: Call of Duty: Ghosts is on sale today only. Come Wednesday, the Daily Deal and these special weeklong offers will be gone, so don’t miss out.

Have a fun, safe, happy new year, and we’ll see you in 2014!

December 30th 2013 at 9:05 pm | COD, Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 524 comments

December 29th 2013, 8:50 pm PT

Countdown to 2014 Daily Deal Day 14: ‘Tis the Season Pass

So you’ve played 2013′s biggest Xbox 360 hits. But have you completed everything they have to offer? Today only, pick up complete Add-on content packages for the following games:

        

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass Add-on 30%
Assassin’s Creed IV Season Pass Add-on 25%
Injustice Season Pass Add-on 50%
Saints Row IV Season Pass Add-on 30%
Metro Last Light Season Pass Add-on 50%

Tuesday is the last day of Daily Deals (oh, and of 2013)! Be sure to check back for the final offers tomorrow night, and keep in mind these special weeklong offers are coming to an end as well.

 

December 29th 2013 at 8:50 pm | Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 | 415 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 26th 2013, 10:04 pm PT

Countdown to 2014 Daily Deal Day 11: Day of the Dead

I think today’s Daily Deals have a something in common, but I can’t… quite… figure it out :)
Enjoy these morbidly-named games and add-ons today only.

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Killer is Dead Games on Demand 67%
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Games on Demand 67%
Left 4 Dead 2 Games on Demand 66%
Left 4 Dead 2: Cold Stream Add-on 75%
Left 4 Dead 2: The Sacrifice Add-on 75%
Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing Add-on 75%
Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare Packack Add-on 50%

The Countdown to 2014 continues tomorrow, so be sure to return to see what’s on sale, and click here to see other week-long discounts.

December 26th 2013 at 10:04 pm | Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 304 comments

December 25th 2013, 8:11 pm PT

Countdown to 2014 Daily Deal Day 10: NBA 2K14

Today only: save on NBA 2K14 and associated Add-ons for Xbox 360.

Content Title Content Type Discount %
NBA 2K14 Games on Demand 33%
NBA 2K14 Blue Diamond Jewelry Collection Add-on 33%
NBA 2K14 Gold Jewelry Collection Add-on 33%
NBA 2K14 Platinum Jewelry Collection Add-on 33%

More Daily Deals incoming tomorrow, joining a number of weekly deals continuing through December 31st.

December 25th 2013 at 8:11 pm | Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 276 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 22nd 2013, 12:07 am PT

Countdown to 2014 Daily Deal Day 6: Fight Fest

Today only – save big on these arcade fighting classics:

      

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Arcade 75%
Mortal Kombat Arcade Arcade 75%
Soulcalibur II HD Arcade 50%
Street Fighter III Online Edition Arcade 75%

Check back tomorrow for another daily deal, and head over here to see what else is on sale all week.

December 22nd 2013 at 12:07 am | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360 | 226 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, 7:56 pm PT

Countdown to 2014 Daily Deal Day 3: Forza Horizon

Today only: drive away with huge discounts on Forza Horizon and all of its extra content.

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Forza Horizon Games on Demand 50%
Forza Horizon Season Pass Add-on 70%

Don’t forget – this discount is in addition to over two dozen games that are on sale all week. Here’s that complete list.

December 18th 2013 at 7:56 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 149 comments

December 18th 2013, 9:19 am PT

Arcade: The Walking Dead: Season Two

The Walking Dead: Season TwoContent: 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.

 

Add the game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

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

December 17th 2013, 10:06 pm PT

Countdown to 2014 Daily Deal Day 2: 2D Modern Classics

Today only: save big on these modern classics in the 2D platforming genre.

     

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Terraria Arcade 67%
Fez Arcade 75%
Spelunky Arcade 75%

Don’t forget – over two dozen games are on sale all week. Check out that list here.

December 17th 2013 at 10:06 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 108 comments

December 16th 2013, 9:00 am PT

Countdown to 2014 Deals start Tuesday

Celebrate the Countdown to 2014 with of deals on games, add-ons, avatars and more from the Xbox Game Store. Sign in to the Xbox LIVE or stop back here every day to see what new deals we have for you – but remember these special discounts won’t last more than a day. There will be a new deal every day between now and 2014. To kick things off, we’ve got the following Borderlands 2 content on sale starting tomorrow ONLY.
Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Borderlands 2 Games on Demand 75%
Vault Hunter Upgrade 2 Add-on 50%
Psycho Pack Add-on 50%
Headhunter 1 Bloody Harvest  Add-on 50%
Borderlands 2 Season Pass Add-on 33%
Terraria  (On sale Wed.)
 
Arcade 67%

This is just the start!  Follow me on Twitter 

where I’ll be posting the latest deal for each day so you won’t miss a thing.In addition to the daily deals,
we’ve also got the following special offers that will also go on sale andbe available at the below discount until December 23, 2013.

Content Title Content Type Discount %
FIFA 14 Europe, Middle East, Africa Games on Demand 50%
FIFA 14 Rest of the World Games on Demand 33%
NHL 14 Games on Demand 33%
Bioshock Infinite Games on Demand 65%
Madagascar 3 Games on Demand 50%
Rise Of The Guardians Games on Demand 66%
Spider-Man: Edge of Time Games on Demand 67%
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Games on Demand 67%
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Games on Demand 67%
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows  Games on Demand 67%
X-Men: Destiny Games on Demand 68%
X-Men: Origins Wolverine Games on Demand 67%
X-Men: Origins Wolverine Weapon X Games on Demand 90%
X-Men: The Official Game Games on Demand 67%
UMVC3 Games on Demand 83%
Value Pack Add-On 75%
Ancient Warrior Pack Add-On 75%
Viewtiful Strange Pack Add-On 75%
Weapon Expert Pack Add-On 75%
Animal Pack Add-On 75%
Villain Pack Add-On 75%
New Age of Heroes Pack Add-On 75%
Femme Fatale Pack Add-On 75%
Brawler Pack Add-On 75%
The Evil Twin Pack Add-On 75%
The Rising Dead Pack Add-On 75%
Additional Character: Shuma-Gorath  Add-On 75%
Additional Character: Jill  Add-On 75%
Costume Pack Add-On 75%
MVC2 Arcade 75%
Deadpool Games on Demand 60%
X-MEN Arcade 50%
Marlow Briggs Arcade 25%
Castle of Illusion Arcade 50%
Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD Arcade 50%
Guardians of Middle-earth Arcade 67%
Simpsons Arcade 50%
Doodle Jump Arcade 80%
Wreckateer Arcade 90%
Mini Ninjas Adventures Arcade 90%
Freefall Racers Arcade 90%
Fruit Ninja Kinect Arcade 90%

Update: Terraria will be on sale Wednesday. 

December 16th 2013 at 9:00 am | Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 253 comments

December 13th 2013, 9:05 am PT

That’s a Lot of Blocks: Minecraft Creeps Past Ten Million on Xbox 360

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has just reached a tremendous milestone: 10 million copies sold!

Minecraft Xbox 360

To thank our loyal builders, we’re offering a one day only 50% global discount on all skin and texture packs (excluding Mashup packs) this Saturday, December 14th:

Congrats to Mojang, 4J Studios, and Microsoft Studios, and a huge thank you to the 10 million of you who have built, explored, and fought through the night on Xbox 360.

December 13th 2013 at 9:05 am | Game Add-on, Xbox 360 | 32 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

December 2nd 2013, 7:13 am PT

Demo: Zoo Tycoon

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Dash Text: Download this demo.

Add the demo to your Xbox 360 download queue

Enjoy the demo? Purchase the full game

December 2nd 2013 at 7:13 am | Demo, Marketplace | 144 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

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