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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 13th 2014, 6:00 am PT

Free Xbox LIVE Gold This Weekend for US and Canada

If you’ve always wanted to check out the latest entertainment experiences on Xbox 360, now is your chance. Xbox Live Gold member benefits for Xbox 360 will be free for all Xbox Live subscribers from 14-16 February in the U.S. and Canada. During this free Gold weekend, all Xbox Live entertainment apps and online multiplayer gaming will be available for free*

The Free Gold Weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. PT  time this Friday 14, February and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT  on Sunday 16, February.

All Xbox owners in these regions, regardless of their current Xbox LIVE subscription status, will have access to online multiplayer gaming, Video Kinect, and our entire catalog of entertainment apps.

Get your marathon entertainment and gaming fix now and let me know on Monday all the new things you tried.

This Free Xbox Live Gold Weekend is sponsored Old Spice

*Additional subscriptions may be required to access select apps. 

 

 

February 13th 2014 at 6:00 am | Xbox 360 | 65 comments

February 12th 2014, 8:34 am PT

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Now Available

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Dash Text: AAA team-based online tank warfare comes to Xbox 360 with the custom built version of the global phenomenon dedicated to armored warfare in the mid-20th century. Command some of history’s most powerful tanks and experience intense combat where the excitement of battle is enhanced by working together with your tank platoon to win the fight, downloadable and free-to-play to Xbox Live Gold members.

Add the game to your Xbox 360 download queue

February 12th 2014 at 8:34 am | Marketplace, Xbox 360 | 47 comments

February 10th 2014, 9:40 pm 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 17 February 2014.

Xbox 360

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
NBA 2K14 Games on Demand 33%
NBA 2K14: Platinum Jewelry Add-on 50%
NBA 2K14: Blue Diamond Jewelry Add-on 50%
NBA 2K14: Gold Jewelry Add-on 50%
NBA 2K14: Spanish Commentary Add-on 50%
Fable II  Games on Demand 50%
Fable II Knothole Island Add-on 50%
Fable II See the Future Add-on 50%

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

February 10th 2014 at 9:40 pm | Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 150 comments

February 10th 2014, 9:00 am PT

Xbox 360 Special Edition Chrome Series Purple and Black Wireless Controllers

Today we are announcing additional colors to the Xbox 360 Special Edition Chrome Series Wireless Controllers: black and purple. The controllers feature a transforming D-pad and colored chrome design for $54.99 USD (MSRP) – available worldwide beginning in March. The black controller will be available in the U.S. exclusively at Walmart and the Microsoft Store and purple controller will be available in the U.S. exclusively at Best Buy and the Microsoft Store.

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February 10th 2014 at 9:00 am | Xbox 360 | 87 comments

February 5th 2014, 9:11 am PT

Warface Beta Starts Today, Here’s How to Sign Up

Warface Xbox 360 Edition is coming soon, but some of you won’t have to wait very long at all – the game’s beta starts today, and Crytek is looking for folks to test the game out. Take a look:

Now do we have your attention? Here’s how to sign up for the beta: head on over to www.warface.com/xbox to register for the battle.

Or… there’s another chance for you to get in. Crytek gifted us with 50 vouchers for instant beta access. For a shot at those, just answer this question: What are the four classes of soldier you can choose from in Warface? (PROTIP: watch the video)

Got the answer? Great, don’t put it in the comments! Email the correct answer to [major AT xbox DOT com], using the subject line “Warface”. We’ll randomly select from correct entries and reply to winners with codes by this Friday, February 7th. Good luck! UPDATE: All codes have been sent out. Check your email!

Warface will be available exclusively on Xbox 360 as a free-to-play with Gold title. Oh, and be sure to stop by Xbox Wire for more on this class-based shooter.

February 5th 2014 at 9:11 am | Xbox 360 | 113 comments

January 31st 2014, 9:00 am PT

Xbox Live Gold Members get Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold War Free in February

February’s set of free games for Xbox Live Gold Members in will be Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold War.

  

Starting Saturday (February 1st) Dead Island (Normally US $19.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through February 15th .

Then on February 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Toy Soldiers: Cold War (Normally US $14.99) for free.

The “Games With Gold” program gives Xbox LIVE Gold Members 2 free games to keep each month. A new title will be available the 1st and 16th of each month.

Follow me on Twitter to find out what games will be free each month.

January 31st 2014 at 9:00 am | Games with Gold, Xbox 360, Xbox Live | 474 comments

January 21st 2014, 8:54 am PT

Download Lightning Returns Demo Here

The final chapter of the Lightning saga, LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII, is just 3 weeks away. However, you don’t have to wait until February 11th to get a handle on the garb-swapping battle system – you can download the demo right now.

You’ll guide Lightning as she traverses the chaos-infested Yusnaan palace of her old ally, Snow. Here’s a nice touch: players who complete the demo and activate Outerworld services within the game to submit their battle score will unlock the ‘Siegfried’ outfit in the full retail game. Note: you want this!

Add the demo to your Xbox 360 download queue

January 21st 2014 at 8:54 am | Demo, Gaming, Marketplace, Xbox 360 | 25 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

January 14th 2014, 8:01 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 on Xbox 360 now through 20 January 2014.

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
ArcaniA Games on Demand 67%
ArcaniA Fall of Setarrif Add-on 67%
Darksiders Games on Demand 67%
Darksiders II Games on Demand 67%
Darksiders II Argul’s Tomb Add-on 67%
Darksiders II Death Rides Pack Add-on 67%
Darksiders II Season Pass Add-on 67%
MX vs ATV Reflex Games on Demand 75%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation Games on Demand 50%
Stacking              Arcade 50%
Wheel of Fortune  Games on Demand 50%

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

January 14th 2014 at 8:01 am | Deal, Xbox 360 | 180 comments

January 13th 2014, 10:30 am PT

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught arrives January 28th – Take a Look

Call of Duty: Ghosts first DLC pack is on its way with Multiplayer maps and more. Onslaught features four new Multiplayer Maps, an all-new dual purpose Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle, and the first installment in Extinction’s four-part episodic narrative. Take a look:

Here’s a bit more info we’ve received on these maps:

    • Fog: This small to medium-sized map drops you into a dark and eerie campsite set alongside a fog-shrouded lake. You’ll fight through twisting caves, tall grass, and seemingly abandoned structures each providing different gameplay engagements for all types of players. Inspired by classic horror films and terrifying encounters, Fog also harbors a dark secret…
    • BayView: Set on a coastal Californian boardwalk with seaside gift stores and an aquarium, BayView is a small, tight, fast-paced run-and-gun map. Moving through the boardwalk is a quaint trolley bus, providing cover, transport and even a handy moving platform for cleverly placed sentry guns and other Killstreaks. Although BayView has a lot of tight corners, it also features some elevated positions offering longer sightlines perfect for Marksman Rifles. Plus, players will want to be on the lookout for Field Orders that, when completed, will trigger a massive and deadly artillery strike from a Naval Destroyer anchored just offshore.
    • Containment: This smaller-sized map is set along a dry riverbed in a war-torn South American village. Battles will rage on both banks as well as along the riverbed itself, and at the heart of the map is a small bridge holding a hi-jacked truck containing leaking radioactive material. The bridge provides a quick route across the map but players will have to contend with the effects of the radiation. A myriad of abandoned bars, cafes, a church and pool hall provide strong close-quarters combat opportunities, while the elevated rooftop and open riverbed offer vantage points to players who prefer longer range engagements.
    • Ignition: Inspired by Scrapyard – the classic, fan-favorite Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 map – Ignition drops players into an aging space launch facility in Florida. This map packs plenty of action both above and below ground thanks to a layout of abandoned buildings, flame trenches, and a massive transport crawler that provides elevated sightlines. With rockets crash-landing into the area of operations, players must be ready for fast run-and-gun combat, leveraging the environment’s debris fields and exposed fuselages for cover. Complicating the close-quarters combat, players can trigger two different rocket engine tests that send massive jets of fire to incinerate enemy players caught inside their blast radius.

About that new rifle: It’s called the Maverick. Players can choose to use the Maverick as either an Assault Rifle or Sniper Rifle, depending on their tactical needs.

Also part of this first content pack is Episode 1: Nightfall, a continuation of the Extinction experience. At a remote facility in the Alaskan wilderness, the shadowy Nightfall Program has been researching the origins of the “Alien” threat. When the scientists lose control, a small team of elite soldiers must retrieve the intel and exterminate hordes of savage creatures while surviving a three-story tall terror unlike anything they’ve faced before.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught is available January 28th, first on Xbox Live.

January 13th 2014 at 10:30 am | COD, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 71 comments

January 7th 2014, 12:36 pm PT

“Alien: Isolation” Official Announcement Gameplay Trailer

Coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One

January 7th 2014 at 12:36 pm | Xbox 360, Xbox One | 37 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 30th 2013, 9:00 am PT

Xbox Live Gold Members get “Sleeping Dogs” & “Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light” Free in January

Sleeping DogsLara Croft: GoL

The next set of free games for Xbox Live Gold Members in January will be Sleeping Dogs and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

Starting Wednesday  (January 1st) Sleeping Dogs (Normally US $19.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through January 15th .

Then on January 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (Normally US $14.99) for free.

The “Games With Gold” program gives Xbox LIVE Gold Members 2 free games to keep each month. A new title will be available the 1st and 16th of each month.

Follow me on Twitter to find out what games will be free each month.

December 30th 2013 at 9:00 am | Xbox 360, Xbox Live | 368 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

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