Xbox LIVE Block Party details and dates

 

Earlier this month at the X10 Media event, we announced the upcoming Xbox LIVE Arcade Block Party* promotion. Today we’re announcing additional promotion details and the release schedule1

 

March 3rd: Toy Soldiers -1200 points
March 10: Scrap Metal – 1200 points

March 17: Perfect Dark – 800 points

March 24: Game Room – Free to download. Individual games will cost 240 to 400 points

 

Plus: When you purchase all three Block Party titles and download the free Game Room app you’ll receive 400 Microsoft Points back to your account**! And if you’re an Xbox LIVE Gold Members you’ll also get an extra month of Gold absolutely free**!

 

And from Noon ET Friday, March 26, – Noon ET Monday, March 29 Block Party is making it easy for you to play together with an Xbox LIVE Multiplayer Unlock weekend! For this weekend only, we’re unlocking the online multiplayer features of all Block Party titles for Xbox LIVE Silver Members to play for free (games sold separately).

 

1This is the current release schedule for Block Party titles. As with everything game release related, dates are subject to change.

 

*Depending on your region, you may see this promotion called House party. The above information applies.

 

**FREE GIFT OFFER TERMS:

Purchase all 3 games: Toy Soldiers, Scrap Metal, Perfect Dark, & download the free Game Room app before March 31, 2010 11:59pm EST, and receive 400 Microsoft Points – FREE! As a bonus, all current Gold members as of April 30, 2010 that fulfill this offer will also receive 1 month of Gold for FREE! Limit one (1) of each gift per person. To qualify for your gift, you must purchase all three (3) games from Xbox LIVE Arcade and download the free Game Room app using your Xbox LIVE account, by March 31, 2010 11:59 EST. To qualify for the bonus month of Gold, you must have a current Gold account (sold separately) as of April 30,2010. The free Points and 1 month of Gold will automatically be deposited into your Xbox LIVE account after the end of the promotion period. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery – on or around April 30, 2010. Offer available only to legal residents, age 13 plus, of all countries that support Xbox LIVE, while supplies last, is non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, and cannot be combined with any other rebate or offer. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Broadband internet required for Xbox LIVE; for terms of use and system requirements see www.xbox.com/live.

 

Comments

  • Living Corp

    I hope Toy Soldiers and Scrap Metal earn their price tag. They seem interesting, but a touch expensive. PD BOUGHT!

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  • rogXue

    back to $15 game season. aka I won’t be purchasing a title past $10.

    Although the gifts are tempting…

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  • metallicorphan

    think i will give TS amiss 1200 points is a bit much


    wouldn’t mind knowing any info on Joy Ride or Snoopy!!..all we got told a few months ago was that Joy Ride was due in Spring

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  • Lakeshow

    Toy Soldiers and Perfect Dark look like good buys. I’m not sure about Scrap Metal however, especially at $15 price tag.

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  • Vegivo

    Perfect Dark is a MUST BUY!!!

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  • AARON82

    didnt scrap metal use to be on the ps1 or am i going crazy

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  • MACPH1ST0

    Not a bad deal! It ends up working out to about a 30% refund (at current retail prices) of the cost to participate in the offer.

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  • Shadow0810

    Once again, ignorant people piss me off. You can’t say a title isn’t worth it at 1200 until you play it. Tons of people said that Shadow Complex was “too much” at 1200 but was worth twice that easily. Quit saying that a title is “too much” until you play it. If you figure a $60 game has 40 hours of gameplay and that’s more than enough for you how can a $15 game with over 10 hours of gameplay (its the same ratio for people who can’t do math) not be more than enough for you, especially if its tons of fun? I’m not saying that I’m a fanboy of these games, and I’m probably not even going to buy them right away, but I’m not going to dismiss them based on something so ignorant as price, especially if they earn their price tag. Will they? Don’t know. It’s not even freakin’ released yet.

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  • Shadow0810

    @AAron you’re thinking of twisted metal.

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  • Glenn ZA

    This is an exciting post. Thank you Major!
    I really do like the “reward policy” being adopted by Microsoft.

    Buy this and we’ll give you this back! It is really awesome!
    I am an old school Game Room Junkie! Grew up in one, worked in one and can now even play in one on my Xbox 360. Pure bliss!

    Time to save some MS Points in the bag however.

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  • GameOnJohn

    I don’t think I’m going to do the deal because I would need a lot more points. I will get Perfect Dark though, 800 Points is a great deal.

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  • Major Nelson

    If you’re not sure if you want to purchase a game…every Arcade game has a demo.😉

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  • DigitalE

    Thank goodness Perfect Dark is only $10!

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  • My Big Boss

    while supplies last WTF??

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  • Sneeches

    Thanks for the info major lol I’ll be grabbing all 3 to qualify can’t wait to see what else is to come

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  • Supreme Entity

    Sooooo, let me get this straight… I need to spend $40 worth of Microsoft points to get $5 back?

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  • Glenn ZA

    @Big Boss, *chuckles* the FREE GIFT OFFER TERMS are the standard terms used for when gifting is involved. This time, no physical gift is being issued so no stress about the while the supplies last.!
    @Supreme Entity, think about it this way, can get all the above for $35 worth of MS Points😉

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  • AutomaticOcelot

    Good effort with the rewards, Major. A tangible kickback means more to our squishy minds than nebulous entertainment value.:-) Looking forward to PD and Game Room.

    I don’t know the first thing about the other two games, and I have no idea what I think they are worth until I play the demos. I don’t complain about Wii and PSN prices, I complain about their sore and inconsistent lack of demos (slowly improving). In short, XBLA is the one service doing right by consumers. We get to see exactly what we’re getting before we decide to pay for it.

    Crusading against higher prices is like crusading against better hamburgers. You can’t have a great burger for 99 cents anymore. It’s called inflation. If you set some arbitrary limit on how much value for money something can possibly give, you’ll be left eating fast food and playing old remakes your whole life.

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  • MACPH1ST0

    @Supreme Entity: You’re actually getting $11.66 back (400 points + 1 month of Gold), provided that you’re already a Gold member of course.

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  • Spiraea22

    Very interested in Scrap Metal (love a good top down racer) and Perfect Dark for sure but Toy Soliders.. I don’t know yet. I’ll have to play the demo first

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  • Uzumaki15

    Sounds good I’ll have to get some more MSP for gameroom. But what happened to joy ride?

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  • Stedanko420

    Uzumaki15 asked the same question I had. What happened to Joy Ride???

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  • Thomas Egebaek

    I think I speak for all when asking:
    Where is Doom 2?!

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  • SketchyPederson

    Perfect Dark is a given. Toy Soldiers looks like I’ll have to demo is first. And Scrap Metal, meh. Looks farrr too expensive.

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  • Skunk175

    Major, it’s not whether I like a game or not.
    It’s do I feel it’s worth that much.

    Now time for the positive part of my comment.:)

    Looking forward to Perfect Dark!
    Enhanced version of an already great game, online on every mode, maps from Goldeneye added (!!!), and 20 achievements!

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