Content: Going Country Pack 01
Price: 680 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Going Country Pack 01. This pack includes “Sin Wagon” by the Dixie Chicks, “Gunpowder & Lead” by Miranda Lambert, “Hillbilly Deluxe” by Brooks & Dunn, “Mud on the Tires” by Brad Paisley, and “Free and Easy” by Dierks Bentley. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. This song game track pack includes 5 song game tracks at a discounted rate over individual purchases. Many Rock Band songs are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These songs are exactly the same. Be aware that it is possible to download the same song twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For song credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Gunpowder & Lead”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Gunpowder & Lead”–Miranda Lambert. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Hillbilly Deluxe”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Hillbilly Deluxe”–Brooks & Dunn. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Mud on the Tires”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Mud on the Tires”–Brad Paisley. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Sin Wagon”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Sin Wagon”–Dixie Chicks. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Asia or India
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)”–Dierks Bentley. PLEASE NOTE: Rock Band game disc is required to play song game tracks. Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Purchase Rock Band songs and add them to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Bomberman LIVE, normally priced at 800 points is the next Holiday Deal of the Week.

Starting tomorrow, the price drops to 600 points.

If you are an Xbox LIVE member in India, you have a special Holiday deal: Uno. Normally 400 points, Uno will be available for 300 points.

The lower prices for both deals kick in tomorrow.

 

The long journey for the Doritos promotion is finally over! The winning concept, Dash Of Destruction, will be available as a full arcade title this Wednesday. The best part is that is will be available for free.

Edit: I am told this will be available in all Xbox LIVE regions

 

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Content: Mercenaries 2 – Blow It Up Again Pack
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) LANGUAGE,USE OF ALCOHOL,USE OF TOBACCO,VIOLENCE] Blow it up again with four new explosive missions!

 

 

Content: Combustible Multiplayer Map Pack
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except Germany and Japan
Dash Text: [ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD AND GORE,INTENSE VIOLENCE,STRONG LANGUAGE] Explosive action takes center stage in these three new Gears 2 multiplayer maps: Flood, Gold Rush, and Fuel Station. Flood features a rising flow of Imulsion that drives the fight into close quarters. Infiltrate an Imulsion factory in Gold Rush, where multiple levels and volatile materials guarantee memorable encounters. Fuel Station delivers a dangerous battle around an abandoned refueling facility. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Purchase the Map Pack and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

Be sure to download the free trailer preview:

Content: Combustible Map Pack Trailer
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except Germany and Japan
Dash Text: [ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD AND GORE,INTENSE VIOLENCE,STRONG LANGUAGE] Explosive action takes center stage in the Gears of War 2 Combustible Map Pack. Discover the three new maps, Flood, Gold Rush, and Fuel Station, in this trailer narrated by Augustus Cole.

Edit: Cleaned up formatting

 

This week’s show:
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Interview: Will Wheaton (16:11–50:06)
Interview: Carmine Bonanno, Turtle Beach (50:07–1:03:38)
Interview: Geoff Keighley, Spike Video Game Awards (1:03:39–1:20:45)
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Link dump (some of the things mentioned in this episode:
http://www.childsplaycharity.org/
http://www.geekchichq.com/Co.%20Store/Sultan/Sultan.html
http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/
http://www.turtlebeach.com/
http://www.spike.com/event/vga
https://majornelson.com/chat.aspx 

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Case:  Antec Fusion Remote Max (http://www.antec.com/usa/productDetails.php?lan=us&id=15727)
Power Supply:  Corsair 520HX (http://www.corsair.com/products/hx/default.aspx)
Motherboard:  Asus P5Q3 (http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=709&l4=0&model=2563&modelmenu=1)
CPU:  Intel Q9400 (http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLB6B)
CPU Fan/Heatsink:  Zalman 9700 NT (http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=165)
RAM:  4GB Patriot Viper DDR3 (http://www.patriotmem.com/products/detailp.jsp?prodline=5&catid=19&prodgroupid=85&id=724&type=1)
Hard Drive:  1TB Western Digital Caviar Black (http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=488)
Video Card:  Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512MB (http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/products/products_overview.php?gpid=244&grp=3)