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August 8th 2014, 7:22 am PT

MNR 519: Post ComicCon Pre-Gamescom

Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)

Co-host : lollip0p (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)

Guests:

Guest: litheon from the Xbox team

August 5th 2014, 9:07 am PT

This Week’s Deals with Gold + Capcom Sale

It’s a big week on the discount front – in addition to this week’s Deals with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360, you’ll find a large number of Capcom classics 50% to 75% off. And beginning tomorrow (August 6th), some of Xbox One’s top titles will be permanently priced at $49.99 in the US and Canada, both at retail and on the Xbox Games Store.

New Price for These Xbox One Games

   

Content Title Content Type New Price
Dead Rising 3 Xbox One Game $49.99
Forza Motorsport 5 Xbox One Game $49.99
Kinect Sports Rivals Xbox One Game $49.99
Ryse Xbox One Game $49.99

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 11 August 2014.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Angry Birds: Star Wars Xbox One Game 50%
Call of Duty Ghosts: Gold Edition* Xbox One Game 33%
Call of Duty Ghosts: Digital Hardened Edition* Xbox One Game 30%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Call of Duty Ghosts Games on Demand 50%
Terraria Arcade 67%
Rock Band 3 Games on Demand 50%
The Doors Greatest Hits: Rock Band Edition Add-on 50%
Bon Jovi Greatest Hits:  Rock Band Edition Add-on 50%
American Idiot Album Add-on 50%
Capcom Sale*
Asura’s Wrath Games on Demand 75%
Bionic Commando Rearmed Arcade 50%
D&D Chronicle of Mystara Arcade 66%
Darkstalkers Resurrection Arcade 67%
Dead Rising Games on Demand 66%
Dead Rising 2 Games on Demand 75%
Dead Rising 2: Off The Record Games on Demand 66%
Dead Rising 2 Case West Games on Demand 50%
Dead Rising 2 Case Zero Games on Demand 50%
Devil May Cry HD Collection Games on Demand 67%
DmC Devil May Cry Games on Demand 50%
DmC Devil May Cry Vergil’s Downfall Add-on 50%
DustForce Arcade 50%
Final Fight Double Impact Arcade 60%
Lost Planet 2 Games on Demand 75%
Lost Planet 3 Games on Demand 66%
Mega Man 10 Arcade 50%
Mega Man 9 Arcade 50%
Remember Me Games on Demand 75%
Resident Evil 4 HD Games on Demand 67%
Resident Evil 5 Games on Demand 67%
Resident Evil 5 Untold Stories Bundle Add-on 67%
Resident Evil 6 Additional 3-Mode Pack Add-on 50%
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD Games on Demand 66%
Resident Evil Revelations Unveiled Edition Games on Demand 66%
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Games on Demand 71%
Street Fighter III : Third Strike Online Edition Arcade 75%
Street Fighter X Tekken Additional Characters Pack Add-on 75%
Super Puzzle Fighter Arcade 50%
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Arcade 66%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
*These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.

August 5th 2014, 7:29 am PT

Where to find/follow/stalk me on social media

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With all of the social media sites out there, I wanted to take a moment to let you know where you can officially find me out there on the interwebs.

A good place to start is this very blog….but if you are here, you probably already know that.

RSS: If you are one of those old school folks that uses RSS (Like me!) I offer a full feed you can subscribe to here.

Xbox Live: On Xbox Live I am, of course, Major Nelson. If you own on Xbox One…be sure to follow me over there that way you can jump into any multiplayer games with me or get a notification when I start streaming on my Twitch channel.

Podcast: The podcast is in this section of on the blog, as well as posted on my Soundcloud channel. You find the show in iTunes here.

Twitter: Since November 22, 2006…I’ve been on Twitter which is the best place to track the latest Xbox news, sales and information (among other things I tweet.) My Vines will appear there as well.

Reddit: If you Reddit, you can find me as /u/majornelson  http://www.reddit.com/user/majornelson/ -  I lurk in /r/XboxOne and will drop in on conversations now and then.

Flickr: I post photos over here on my Photostream

Google PlusThis is me on Google Plus and here on my YouTube channel - While I am not as active on G+, I post over there as often as I can and that’s also where we’ll do the occasional Hangout.

Instagram: Into Instagram? I’m over there as well posting occasional objets d’art or short videos.

SnapChat: I am snapping there as “themajornelson“. I am just starting to use SnapChat, so I am still experimenting the best way to use it. Follow me and join the experiment!

NeoGaf: If NeoGAF is your place, I’m over there as  “Major Nelson”

Tech Support/Questions: If you need tech support or help with your Xbox, you should hit up Xbox Support on Twitter. They are standing by ready to help.

Email? Yea…you can reach me here. While I try to read everything I receive, I don’t have time to reply to every email.

I’ve been playing around with Medium here. But since I’ve already got a blog…not sure what I’ll do over there.

Any other social networks I should take a look at ? I’d love to know what you use and how.

 

August 5th 2014, 5:00 am PT

Sacred 3 Now Available for Xbox 360

Sacred 3Content: Sacred 3

Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: Sacred 3 is an arcade Hack ‘n’ Slash game for up to four players, set in the war for Ancaria. Choose from legendary heroes and fight together against the rise of evil. You will face hordes of grimmocs, brute beasts, legions of mercenaries and undead wizards. Develop your character’s skills and abilities and band together to use powerful co-op abilities and tactics. Victory is Ours. Glory is Mine.

Add Airmech Arena to your Xbox 360 download queue

August 1st 2014, 5:01 am PT

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer World Premiere from gamescom

It’s officially August, and that means it’s nearly time for gamescom, the world’s busiest gaming convention. This year, we’re kickstarting our week in Cologne, Germany, with a live special you can enjoy at home.

Join me, Xbox Live’s Aceybongos, and the creators of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for the world broadcast premiere of the next generation of Call of Duty multiplayer during a special live event streamed on Xbox Live.

Tune in on August 11th 19:00 CET (1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific) to see Sledgehammer Games present the exclusive live reveal of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer, featuring exclusive interviews and the world premiere of the new multiplayer trailer.

Here’s a taste:

We have plenty more planned for gamescom 2014, and we can’t wait to share more with you soon.

July 31st 2014, 10:19 am PT

Call of Duty: Ghosts Nemesis DLC Arrives Next Week

Nemesis, the fourth and final DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts arrives first on Xbox Live next week. Take a look:

Here’s more info on Nemesis, courtesy of Activision:

Get the first look at Nemesis, the fourth and final DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Nemesis includes four Multiplayer maps: Goldrush, Subzero, Dynasty, and Showtime, a reimagined version of the fan-favorite Shipment from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

The four-part Extinction saga concludes with Episode 4: Exodus. Explore the biggest Extinction level yet and take on nearly every Cryptid species from previous episodes. You will also contend with the Ancestors – a powerful new enemy with mind control and psionic attacks.

Nemesis arrives first on Xbox LIVE on August 5th

July 31st 2014, 9:00 am PT

Titanfall Frontier’s Edge Available Today

Frontier’s Edge, Titanfall’s second DLC pack, is now live for Xbox One. Find it on the Xbox Store, or select Store from the Titanfall main menu.

Xbox Wire recently provided a look at what can you expect across Frontier’s Edge’s three maps – find that preview here, or see the maps in action from a recent, Respawn-hosted broadcast here:

Releasing simultaneously with Frontier’s Edge today is Titanfall Game Update 5, which among other things,  supplies Achievements for the new maps. Our friends at Respawn were kind enough to share those with us to pass along to you here:

Haven Victor Win a single match on Haven
Haven Connoisseur Play every game mode on Haven
Executioner Execute 2 Titans in a single match on Haven
Overkill Kill 15 Titans while you have a Titan burn card active on Haven
Export Victor Win a single match on Export
Export Connoisseur Play every game mode on Export
It’s a Trap! Kill an enemy with the trap on Export
Hidden export Kill 25 enemies while cloaked in Export
Dig Site Victor Win a single match on Dig Site
Dig Site Connoisseur Play every game mode on Dig Site
Dirt Nap Kill 12 pilots in a single match on Dig Site
Gravesite Kill 50 Pilots in Dig Site

See you on the Frontier’s Edge tonight…

July 30th 2014, 8:35 am PT

Arcade: AirMech Arena for Xbox 360

AirMech ArenaContent: AirMech Arena

Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: AirMech Arena is a highly competitive fast-paced real-time strategy game, where players team up AirMechs to amass unrelenting combat forces and destroy the enemy team’s fortress. In the future, the last survivors of the Great War continue their fight with the ultimate war machine: the AirMech. Created using lost technology, Pilots have found, salvaged, or stolen AirMechs that they use to protect the weak, or to pillage. Which side do you fight for?

Add Airmech Arena to your Xbox 360 download queue

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