Following up on last weeks Xbox 360 system update, today we have released the following twelve customized entertainment apps to the Xbox LIVE service:

  • blinkbox (UK): blinkbox gives access to a wide range of movies online. With more than 10,000 movies titles movie fans can watch their favorite films immediately with no additional subscription required.
  • iHeartRadio (U.S.): Listen to more than 800 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast radio stations from 150 U.S. cities or create your own Custom Stations with the New iHeartRadio.
  • MSN (Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, US and UK): MSN brings you the latest breaking news, sports, celebrity gossip and more from around the globe. MSNBC content is available in the U.S. version of the app only. 
  • MUZU.TV (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and UK): MUZU.TV the music video site, offers nearly 80,000 music videos at your command. Brand new releases from the world’s biggest artists, great music videos from every decade, up and coming bands and the latest music news and interviews.
  • Rogers On Demand (Canada): Rogers On Demand provides select TV shows and movies to everyone for FREE. Rogers customers can also catch up on their favorite premium programming anytime, from anywhere in Canada.
  • SBS ON DEMAND (Australia): SBS ON DEMAND is a catch up TV service that lets you watch full episodes, of your favorite SBS television programs.
  • TMZ (Canada, U.S.): Your all-access pass to the latest TMZ entertainment stories and breaking news videos everyone is talking about!
  • RTVE (Spain): Complete episodes from series, news programs, documentaries and the best Spanish audiovisual content from RTVE.
  • Verizon FiOS TV (U.S.): Get Verizon FiOS TV with 26 live channels like MTV, Spike, Food Network, Comedy Central, HBO, CNN and Nickelodeon – with more to come. Plus with Kinect, change channels with your voice.
  • YouTube (Available in 24 countries globally**): From your favorite web original video to gaming tips, a universe of compelling content is available through YouTube on Xbox LIVE.
Edit: Updated partner information.

*Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or additional subscriptions/fees may be required. Kinect functionality available with select Xbox LIVE content and varies by feature and country. For additional details and availability, see
** YouTube available in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany , Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa.


Content: RAAM’s Shadow: Pack 2
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: If you own Gears of War 3 Season Pass DO NOT purchase this content here as you will be charged again. RAAM’s Shadow adds more than three hours of campaign gameplay, featuring missions on both sides of the Locust War. As the COG, play as the veterans of Zeta Squad: Tai, Minh, Valera, and Barrick. As the Locust, you are the fearsome General RAAM with all new executions and the power of the Kryllstorm. Also included are 250 Gamerscore, the Chocolate weapon skin pack, and six new character skins for Versus multiplayer.

Purchase this game add-on and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

You’ll need a copy of Gears of War 3 to use this content

Update: Here is the trailer for the add-on

Content: Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: For purchasing the Limited Edition of Battlefield 3, you can grab your Back to Karkand expansion pack at no extra charge! Note that Back to Karkand requires the latest Multiplayer Update to play. Back to Karkand is a massive themed expansion pack. It features four of the most loved Battlefield maps ever, boldly reimagined with the power of the Frostbite 2 engine. It also gives you new weapons, vehicles, dog tags, and persistence in the form of all-new "assignments" to carry out on the battlefield. The maps included are Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman, Sharqi Peninsula, and Wake Island. All have been redesigned from Battlefield 2 as a return years later, changing the scenery and adding the powerful destruction that Frostbite 2 brings to the game

Purchase this game add-on and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

Read this support page from EA on How to download Back to Karkand if you have questions

You’ll need a copy of Battlefield 3 to use this content

You’ll need to download the game update first before you can download the map pack. Details on what is in the game update is here


Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.*

See blog post I’ll make for many of these for pricing and/or regional availability and follow me on Twitter for updates.


Xbox LIVE Arcade  Release Date MS Points
Joe Danger Special Edition  14-Dec 1200
Sonic CD 14-Dec 400
Trine 2 21-Dec 1200
Game Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Gears of War 3 RAAM’s Shadow Expansion  13-Dec 1200
Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand 13-Dec 1200
Assassin’s Creed Revelations Ancestors Character Pack 13-Dec 320
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 Bundle #1: Back in Shape: Lose it + Jump Rope: Survival Mode  13-Dec 560
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012  DLC 1: Back in Shape: Lose It  13-Dec 400
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 DLC 2: Jump Rope: Survival Mode 13-Dec 320
Duke Nukem Forever The Doctor Who Cloned Me 13-Dec 800
Magic the Gathering 2012: Deck Expansion Pack 2 14-Dec 240
Orcs Must Die! Lost Adventures 14-Dec 400
The Gunstringer – Real Big Shootin’ 15-Dec 240
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Japan’s Finest 13-Dec – 19-Dec  
Bangai-O    400 (50% off)
Hard Corps Uprising   600 (50% off)
Radiant Silvergun   600 (50% off)
Guwange   400 (50% off)
Rock of Ages 20-Dec – 26-Dec 400 (50% off)
Sales  & Specials Discount Date  
Countdown to 2012 20-Dec to 2-Jan  
Games on Demand Release Date  
Alice Madness Returns 13-Dec  
LA Noire 20-Dec  
UFC Personal Trainer 20-Dec  
Avatar Release Date  
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Update 13-Dec  
Black Eyed Peas The Experience 13-Dec  
Gears of War 3 Update 13-Dec  
Halo Collection 13-Dec  
Kung Fu Panda 2 13-Dec  
adidas Neo 1  20-Dec  
Burton Fall/Winter 2012 – Update 20-Dec  
Disney Heroes 20-Dec  
Marvel 20-Dec  
Military Collection Update 20-Dec  



*As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

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The following Xbox LIVE Arcade content will be released this Wednesday December 14th:

Orcs Must Die! Lost Adventures Add-on 400 MSP
PBFX2 – Marvel Vengeance and Virtue Table Pack Add-on 800 MSP
Joe Danger: Special Edition Game 1200 MSP
Fruit Ninja Kinect – Holiday Pack Add-on Free
Magic the Gathering 2012: Deck Expansion Pack 2 Add-on 240 MSP
The Gunstringer – Real Big Shootin’ Add-on 240 MSP

If you are a Halo Reach fan and you have a iOS or Android device, you’ll want to download the free Halo Waypoint app now available. Previously available only on Windows Phone, the team at 343 Industries has now made an official mobile app available on both iOS and Android.








Move information at Halo Waypoint

Just Dance 3Content: Just Dance 3
Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Just Dance 3 is now available for the first time on the Xbox 360 Kinect. With over 40 tracks spanning a variety of genres, hit artists, and Billboard chart-toppers, Just Dance 3 will get any party started! The advanced technology of the Kinect gives Just Dance 3 the ability to track full-body movement for a controller-free, interactive dance experience. Just Dance 3 on Kinect even has exclusive features that take advantage of the unique Kinect camera. So, join the movement and play the spontaneous and outrageous #1 dance game in America!

Add the free trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

Like the demo? Purchase the full game

Note: You’ll need Kinect to use this demo

Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text:Consume your enemies with the flames of wrath until they turn into ashes! “THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII” comes to Xbox 360 as the ultimate versus fighting game, in an upgraded version of the original arcade game! Discover “Billy Kane” and “Saiki (Human Form)” console-exclusive additional characters that KOF fans surely cannot afford to miss, KOF XIII’s “Story Mode”, displayed as a visual novel (revealing numerous episodes unknown up until now), the high-quality “Online Versus Mode” for intense battles with other players via Xbox LIVE, a “Tutorial Mode” that even KOF novice players can enjoy, and many more game modes for thousands of hours of fun! However, it’s not finished yet! More additional content will be available to download at a later date such as “Iori with the Power of Flames” and more downloadable characters!? The final chapter of the “Ash Saga”, full of anger and betrayal, ends here!!

Add the free demo to your Xbox 360 download queue

Like the demo? Order the full game