December Marketplace release schedule and a special Holiday Deal program

 

We’ve got a lot of stuff coming up this month. I am happy to share the latest schedule for the Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week, Xbox LIVE Arcade and Games on Demand and more.

 

Xbox LIVE Deal of the week*
Week of December 14:

Lips: Coldplay Track Pack for 240 Microsoft Points

Pinball FX (Japan) for  400 Microsoft Points
December 21 through December 27:
Shadow Complex for 800 points 
Week of December 28:

The Maw for 400 Microsoft Points

 

Here is the schedule for the next couple of weeks for Xbox LIVE Arcade:

December 16: Alien Breed Evolution (Episode 1) for 800 Microsoft Points
December 23: Trials HD BIG PACK! for 400 points

 

Games on Demand:

December 15: Viva Piñata: Party Animals
December 22: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition and Devil May Cry 4
December 29: Gears of War

 

And of course, it’s Holiday Time…so we’ve got some special stuff lined up for you as well, starting with today’s release of Holiday items and tokidoki gear to the Avatar Marketplace. On December 24th, we’ll be releasing Disney Classic items to the Avatar Marketplace.

 

Finally, starting December 18th and continuing through the 31st we’ll be having a new Xbox LIVE Holiday Deal every single day. We’re not posting that schedule in advance so you’ll need to check back each day to see what the offer is. You can find out what each deal is by signing into Xbox LIVE and checking the dashboard. Plus each day, I’ll post the Holiday Daily deal to my Twitter account so you may want follow me so you can find out what the deal is even if you are not in front of your console. 

Edit: Here is the official press release

*May vary by region

Comments

  • Thief000

    Seriously…..

    Releasing Mushihimesama Futari on Marketplace with typo’s in the title ((Hutari Black Lavel and titled in Japanese on the European Marketplace too), labeled as an add-on no less when it is a full game and for 1200MSP makes me LOL!

    IS THERE NOBODY AT MS THAT CHECKS FOR THESE ERRORS BEFORE POSTING STUFF ON MARKETPLACE???

    The entire marketplace needs to be checked for these kinds of errors. It’s bad for your rep guys and gals, get a grip on it!

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  • ExtremeGamer

    I paid for the present prop for my avatar and now it’s free just one day later, will I get my points back?

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  • Boe2

    Mushihimesama Futari is the full game after all? I thought it was just a ridiculously expensive expansion for a JP retailgame.

    Let’s see if it’s still on there then. I love bullethell shooters and Excelica Triggerheart is getting really old.

    And obligatory:

    I want MY Serious Sam in HD!

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  • Boe2

    that, and still hoping for an announcement of Radiant Silvergun HD.
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    a man can dream, no?🙂

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  • Boe2

    ….or not. I paid 1200 points for Mushihimesama Futari on the EU marketplace and now I get the message that I can’t play it because of certain restrictions. I immediatly called the support desk and they said they can’t do anything about it, can’t even give me a refund. What…the…hell. So, there is a new item on the EU marketplace, waiting for fans of the original game to pay for it, but there is no way to play it in Europe😕.
    The helpdesk told me to write a letter (yes, classic snail mail) to the US division of Microsoft (and I live in Belgium) in order to TRY to get anything done about it.
    Man, I feel ripped off😐

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  • Boe2

    ….or not. I paid 1200 points for Mushihimesama Futari on the EU marketplace and now I get the message that I can’t play it because of certain restrictions. I immediatly called the support desk and they said they can’t do anything about it, can’t even give me a refund. What…the…hell. So, there is a new item on the EU marketplace, waiting for fans of the original game to pay for it, but there is no way to play it in Europe😕.
    The helpdesk told me to write a letter (yes, classic snail mail) to the US division of Microsoft (and I live in Belgium) in order to TRY to get anything done about it.
    Man, I feel ripped off😐

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  • H2O Neon

    WOW GEARS OF WAR!! Too bad i already have it and have basically got the easy achievements on Viva Pinata

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  • Lucky 13 X

    So for those that may have missed it, there is a free Holiday item on the Marketplace. Get the present prop for your avatar complete with good and no so good gifts included in the box!

    Link: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/avatar/offers/011f0001-0000-4000-8000-000058580828/

    Regarding the Mushihimesama Futari add-on. I saw it myself last night and considered buying it but was concerned it was an error, and was a Japanese region only game that may require a NTSC-J console as it had all that text in Japanese and was not an Xbox Indie game. That’s a bit suspect if you ask me.

    Link from marketplace at the time of this posting: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/offers/0ccf0002-0000-4000-8000-0000435a07d7

    Also, I did notice that the present prop was available for 240 MS Points and also considered buying it, but I bought other holiday items instead.

    If you bought either item, I would keep working with Xbox Support if you have an issue. It’s likely your best recourse.

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  • Boe2

    Well, it was an awesome game on the ps2, so I was quite enthousiastic about buying it. Not the smartest thing to, expensive mistake:/. Xbox support tells me clearly they can’t do anything about bought content or refunds. I do believe there IS a “no refund” policy, but downright unusable content on the marketplace is a special case I’d guess🙂

    Ah well, I should stop dragging out my problem here😦

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  • Sonic Alpha

    I’ll definitely be picking up Shadow Complex🙂

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  • stststststq

    Lucky 13 X – Mushihimesama Futari (on disc) is region free, which makes a change for Japanese releases. There’s a big thread about it on NeoGAF where people from the US and UK say that they’ve downloaded the Black Label DLC and it works OK. I’ve not tried it myself and I’m not sure why Boe2 is having problems, but if the DLC was available in his region but can’t be played in his region, then MS should refund his points.

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  • Baroni

    Major, it seems that the price of the game Alien Breed is wrong on Xbox.com. You said it would cost 800 MSP but on xbox.com says 1.200 MSP.What is the correct? It’s too expensive for 1.200.

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  • Lucky 13 X

    Thanks for the clarification stststststq, I was not aware. Woah, that’s a lot of “st”s.

    @ Baroni, I commented about the concern in the Games for Windows – Games on Demand launch blog post, but you can either wait to see if it is clarified later today, or you can go ahead and buy the game if it is worth it to you at that price point after playing the demo. It seems that it isn’t to you at the moment, but either way it’s your choice.

    Happy gaming!

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  • stststststq

    Baroni – That price is a mistake. From AceyBongo’s Twitter page: –

    “To clarify – Alien Breed Evolution should be 800 MS Points, not 1200 MS Points. It’s being fixed as we speak, apologies for the hassle”

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  • Baroni

    @ Lucky 13 X: I understood, but the page itself is set to 800 MSP. I believe it is an error in the value of the marketplace. But I’m going to buy anyway, rs.

    Check this: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/a/alienbreedevoxbla/

    @ stststststq: That’s what I thought, now I’ll wait for the right price, rs.

    Thanks.

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  • Z4M0

    First of all, thanks for posting the bazar schelude… when I saw it I automatically recalled El Cid’s post concerning that matter so the fact you shared it with the users means that actually someone cares about what we thind.

    Now the alien breed part. You said 800 microsoft points… well, its out now for 1200 !! and it’s supposed to be a 3 episode part game wich is crazy !! (1200 x 3 = 3600 for an arcade game)

    Seriously, I have 900 points and was going to buy this and then get more points for shadow complex’s DOTW but no I know I’ll skip this and save my 900 for shadow complex. Needless to say I won’t buy more microsoft poins any sooner.

    Cheers

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  • stststststq

    Alien Breed Evolution is only 800 MS Points, not 1200. The original pricing was a mistake. It’s been corrected already (at least here in the UK).

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