Content coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace

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

See the 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
Hybrid (Microsoft Studios) 8-Aug 1200
Dust: An Elysian Tail (Microsft Studios) 15-Aug 1200
     
Add-ons Release Date MS Points
Left 4 Dead 2: Cold Stream (Valve) 3-Aug 560
Mass Effect 3: Firefight Pack (Electronic Arts) 7-Aug 160
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: Collection 3 (Activision) 9-Aug 1200
Rocksmith: Bass Expansion (Ubisoft) 14-Aug 2400
Quantum Cunumdrum: The Desmond Debacle (Square Enix) 15-Aug 240
     
     
Gold Exclusive Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Electronic Arts 7-Aug to 13-Aug  
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Teeth of Naros   400 (50% off)
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Legend of Dead Kel   400 (50% off)
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Weapons & Armor Bundle   200 (50% off)
     
Family DOTW: Bejeweled 3 (PopCap) 7-Aug to 13-Aug 600 (50% off)
     
THQ 14-Aug to 20-Aug  
Saints Row: The Third – Genkibowl VII   280 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third – Gangstas in Space   280 (50% off)
Saints Row: The Third – The Trouble with Clones   280 (50% off)
     
     
Special Sales Discount Dates Price
Kinect Central: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 13   11 Course Pack (Electronic Arts) 7-Aug to 13-Aug 1920 (40% off)
Kinec Central: Carnival Games: MSMD – Coasterama Pack (2K Play) 14-Aug to 20-Aug 160 (50% off)
     
Square Enix 14-Aug to 20-Aug  
Just Cause 2: Black Market Aerial Pack   80 (50% off)
Just Cause 2: Black Market ‘Boom’ Pack   80 (50% off)
Just Cause 2: Scorpion Animated Pet   80 (50% off)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Missing Link   600 (50% off)
     
Games on Demand Release Date  
The Orange Box: Half Life 2 (Valve) 7-Aug  
NASCAR® Unleashed (Activision) 7-Aug  
King of Fighters XIII 7-Aug  


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

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/MykeJayy Michael J

    So it’s mostly DLC DotW for the next 2 weeks again? Least the DLC is different this time round.

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  • http://twitter.com/SilentHunter382 Paul Corbett

    I am not like that ubisoft is charging to have scott Pilgrim have an online more and to have it bundled with the wallace pack.😦

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  • http://twitter.com/ENich1 E.Nich

    Nice two weeks for what I see:) I don’t own either of these games, but I reckon the people that do will be happy.

    Also glad to see KOFXIII reaching GoD, if the price isn’t too abusive, I may get it.

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  • http://twitter.com/SamboTaylor Sam Taylor

    Ah, nice to see that you are listening to our complaints.

    Wait…

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  • http://twitter.com/Mista_Rehab Phat Pete

    my gt was hacked and months down the line i get banned for something that wasn’y my fault banned till 31/12/9999 i lose out on 8months xmas live, games on demand i have bought and all my call of duty elite dlc, thanks xbox… hello sony.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dane-Miller/500337604 Dane Miller

      You can call and cancle your subscription, then add that time to another account.

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    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      Cry some more.

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  • rhooper

    I read the post… facepalm.
    I read the post again… facepalm + sigh.

    Well… I guess I won’t say a thing about what I think.

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  • Gabe Santos

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Weapons & Armor Bundle still shows as 400 points for me.. yes im Gold

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    • Lee Rayson

      give it a hour or so for it to be updated, KoA great game great DLC

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      • Gabe Santos

        Thanks Lee! I bought the dlc which already had the discounted price

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  • http://twitter.com/chriswelch Chris Welch

    Wait, so this means there will FINALLY be proper game artwork for Orange Box in “My Games”? Thumbs up.

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    • The Dukenator

      I’ve been wondering when the hell they were gonna add The Orange Box to Games On Demand. No need to rebuy since I have the disc.

      5 games in one – Best damn deal ever.

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      • Nick Peck

        Yah, I just noticed that too and will be picking it up again for sure. Such a great deal.

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  • http://twitter.com/DarthBrady Vulcan Assassin

    Scott Pilgrim Online Multiplayer?! Nice. I will be picking that up, just to support a developer actually listening to feedback on a game’s needed improvements. And to play Scott Pilgrim with my far away friends, because it will be super fun.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1410201507 Jen Rodriguez

      I totally agree! I am going to use my Bing points and get it so I can play with people far away FINALLY!

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    • http://www.facebook.com/manuelenrique.martineztorres Martinez Torres Manuel Enrique

      Dude… that DLC dissapeard from the list… o.O!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=672621024 Philoso Raptorr

    Nothing but pathetic deals, an insult to us consumers actually. This frustrates me so much I am actually trading my xbox360 and games in for ps3… you have lost a customer m$, and i suspect i am not the only one switching teams…

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    • http://twitter.com/dibils dibils

      because of the sales? that wasnt even here a year or two ago?? ok… weird

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      • Nick Peck

        sshhhhh people think it’s such a big threat!! Honestly, what do you expect every month? Every new game to drop $40 or given to you for a free rental period? Grow up people (not directed at you dibils, just in general).

        All I want out of XBL is more Games on Demand with lower pricing. They should scale it to what things go for used / how old the game is or something. I’d rather have the game on my HD, but not if I can buy it for $5 and they are charging $30😦

        Other than that I have no issues with XBL at all. I have PS+ but just sold my ps3 yet again, that thing loves dust and I’m sick of cleaning it off :p

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      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=672621024 Philoso Raptorr

        i expect that they could at least try to compete with sony. PS+ is miles ahead of xbl, for many obvious reasons.

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      • http://twitter.com/fantomena3 Benjamin

        Not just because of the sale, but also because….where are the god damn core AAA games except Halo, Gears, Forza and Fable? Sony has actually focused on the core gamers way more than Microsoft, and still that hey have millions in losses, they keep coming with games like The Last Of Us and Beyond: Two Souls.

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      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

        And some big multiplats are coming with exclusive content on PS3. What’s up with that? And unlike 360 “exclusive” content like Fallout 3/NV, Elder Scrolls 4/5 and CoD DLCs, the other side’s exclusives STAY exclusive.

        Come to think of it I think the last genuinely exclusive content a 360 retail title ever had was the Tomb Raider Underworld DLC. (Kinect support doesn’t count.)

        On the other hand XBLA is fantastic and there’s lots of games that can only be found on it… but a lot that change a year later. Meanwhile, their exclusives stay exclusive and it really needs to stop.

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  • Andy Paulusma

    Figures, I just bought the Saints Row 3 season pass last night…

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  • http://twitter.com/fcviotto Fernando Coli Viotto

    Don’t worry guys! Major Nelson AND the folks responsible for this offers are reading these comments!… and laughing uncontrollably.

    Next week: Red Dead Redemption Special offer OR Fallout 3 DLCs

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    • Nick Peck

      Kind of like how I’m laughing that you used “this” instead of “these” hahahahahah :p

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      • http://twitter.com/fcviotto Fernando Coli Viotto

        LOL! Dang

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      • Nick Peck

        hahaaaa yah man I do it too, just busting some chops is all :p Have a good one!

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    • Flawless

      maybe theyll realize we all want borderlands/rdr and fallout DLC’s on sale again!

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      • BrianRommel

        given that the Fallout 3 DLC was just on sale a couple of weeks ago. i don’t see it happening again soon

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      • Flawless

        someones out of the loop.

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      • Riddick Snipes

        do you wear glasses?

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    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      Hey now, it might be Sonic games! (Actually I wouldn’t mind the Unleashed DLC, it’s never been discounted on XBL and I wouldn’t mind playing some new day stages…)

      Or BioShock 2 DLC! (Funnily enough the Chain Reaction on S&S+ is)

      Or Borderlands DLC and a combined price of still higher than just buying the Goatee on disc!

      Omg… maybe, just maybe, it could be RISK Factions and Zombie Apocalypse 1…

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    • Riddick Snipes

      u forgot tomb raider

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    • http://twitter.com/InfiniteFuntime Anonymous

      If fallout NV dlc went on sale id buy all of them.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Stryfeno1 Sergemont Guillaume

    Left 4 Dead 2 Cold Stream DLC is not working…FIX IT, Please!!! Tired of XBL being so glitchy and I’m paying for this.

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    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      When it’s free on Steam too. That’s why people excited for Cold Stream bewildered me so much.

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  • Lee Rayson

    KoA is a great deal for anyone who dont have it, such a really good RPG

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  • http://twitter.com/ChicoEdge Chico Edge

    To the DotW team- I’ll give you some props for at least putting up some decent DLC on sale this time but the fact remains that it will now be five weeks in a row of just DLC sales for Gold members. This means a Gold subscriber has to wait at least six weeks before getting an actual game on sale through DotW. That is not acceptable for a paid service on a VIDEO GAME console.

    I don’t care about the sales app. Those of us who buy Gold subscriptions are already your paying customers and you should not take us for granted like this. There are way too many gaming options out there and we can easily go elsewhere if the value is better than what we get here. I haven’t bought a game from a Gold DotW since June 26th but I have been buying games on sale from PSN, Steam and the 3DS eShop. Why do you think that I have been spending money with them and not you? Would you like a cut of some of that money or shall I keep giving it to your competition?

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    • http://twitter.com/fantomena3 Benjamin

      I still have not seen any sign of a deal on Xbox LIVE which is better than the NORMAL deals on PSN and Steam. Frightening.

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    • ryder4life22187

      id probably have to say that the people or person that makes the DOTW most likely does not play many games too often. I would have to say when i first got my xbox 360 a couple of years ago i was finding the dotw to be pretty good always spending money here and there on stuff i wanted to play and now ive always seen terrible deals if they want us to believe they are deals. Heres an idea let every gold member pick i dunno six arcade/DLC items a month at 50 to 70 percent off atleast id find a dotw that was worth it

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    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      The eShop? Bloody hell, this is worse than we thought. The eShop is CUH-RAP! If monetary flow’s being directed there instead of here then we have a problem, MS,

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      • http://twitter.com/ChicoEdge Chico Edge

        Nintendo has finally implemented a sales program on the eShop. Got five good games for $20.

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      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

        Not bad. Might have to dust my 3DS off. Probably won’t have it in the UK though, Nintendo has hated Europe ever since we bought more Megadrives than SNESes…

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  • http://twitter.com/JThrust J. G.

    Some people are complaining about the DotW, but this is the first one in a while where I am going to get everything for both weeks. I played Kingdoms of Amalur and loved it, but I wasn’t ready to get the DLC for full price and there was no equivalent to a Rockstar pass for it (it isn’t Rockstar, so go figure). 50% off sounds good to me.

    Before Kingdoms of Amalur I was playing Saints Row the Third. I also loved it. But I wanted to see how much DLC they would release beyond the pass before I bought it. Again, 50% off is still pretty damn good.

    All in all, this DotW saves me about 1600 points on stuff I’ve wanted for so long, and Microsoft actually delivers it in a double whammy.

    Hopefully in 2 weeks I will see all the Mass Effect DLC that I missed sales for, and after that, maybe the RE5 Untold Stories bundle? That would pretty much hit all the things that I am waiting for.

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    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      You’re right but I’d just like to add that kind of stuff needs permanent reductions across the board by now.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/adamdjt Adam Daniel John Thompson

    Orange Box in games on demand? Wow, I’d love to pay $80 for it when i could get the disc for $20 or the uncut editions on Steam!

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    • The Dukenator

      I paid $10 for the disc 2 years ago. Steam version didn’t have achievements when they came out at the time, now they do. Same ones as the 360 version.

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    • BostonSup

      Not sure where you got $80 (it shows up as $20 right now), but Games on Demand is horribly priced. Its too bad, I would love to buy some, but there is no point when the cheapest games seems to be $20 and Amazon has it for $10.

      Most every Game on Demand is $10-$30 more expensive than the retail stores (new, not used). MS could make much more cash if they were competitive (in *everything*, DotW Sales, GoD, Subscription pricing/benefits, etc)

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      • BrianRommel

        Given that its already a steal at $20 dollars people seem to be spoiled cheepskates . If Steam has a better deal than amazon’s deal than it isn’t a deal.
        Amazon has a 50% off deal on Borderlands Game of the year edition that’s a rip off when steam has it for 85%

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      • BostonSup

        Dealing with 2 different platforms, but I understand where you are saying if one place is cheaper than the other then that place has a better deal. Compare Xbox’s digital deals to Steam’s digital deals and Steam wins. Compare Xbox Games on Demand deals to Xbox physical packaging deals at retail stores, and retail stores win.

        The point is that Xbox is not competing. Stick with the Xbox and games are cheaper elsewhere, if digital is important then switch to the competition… so MS would probably make more money if they were competitive on prices, deals, variety of deals, benefits, etc.
        As for the value of the game, that too is not the point. This isn’t about going to a small mom and pop store and paying a little more, this is about buying from a large company. Amazon, BestBuy, etc already paid x amount of money for the game, sales just remove some of their profit (or inventory sometimes). A sale from a retail store (and probably MS) does not cut into the publisher’s take. Maybe I am cheap if I will buy a new game for $10 rather than $20, or even $55 rather than $60… but I personally consider it as being a smart consumer.

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    • redgehammer

      20$ is 4$ cheaper than my local gamestop, I bought it as soon as I saw the Heavies big head on my dashboard. I have bought the disc 4 times, but never again, thx MS, Valve.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/shane.orr Shane Orr

    When does Halo Anniversary come to games on demand?

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    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      Just buy it on a disc. It’ll be cheaper.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/adamdjt Adam Daniel John Thompson

    Pity KoA and SR3 aren’t in the top 10 of their respective genres for games in the last year.

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    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      Did ten games even release in those genres last year?

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  • Russell Gorall

    DOTW are an improvement. Not that I would buy any of that, the DLC prices for a console a year away from being last gen are awfully high. I would think Live and PSN would just put it up at a permanent price reduction.

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  • NarcoSleepy

    Son of a…! I *JUST* sucked it up and bought the Kingdoms of Amalur expansions! *RAGE*
    FYI, The Legend of Dead Kel was worth it, Teeth of Naros felt small, rushed and unsatisfying, but I would have been much happier only paying 400 pts….

    *RAGES MORE*

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    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Buster Wolf

      Get on the phone and explain the situation, Don’t hold your breath, but you might be pleasantly surprised.

      But Major, it would be really nice if you could give us a bit more advance notice on what deals are upcoming sometimes. Sure we know what’s coming up in a few weeks now but we found out about the Amalur DLC on the day and well, this happens.

      Knowing more in advance would allow us to plan out our spending a little better to stop this kind of thing happening (and let us complain sooner! :D).

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  • Yi Xu

    Come on. Seriously, is MS purposely trying to piss off their core gamers and fans? 3 DLC for deal of the week. This is really insulting to your fans. Do you see what your competitor is doing. Check out PSN+ and see what they offer for the subscriptions.

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    • Thânia Santos

      its been over 1 month that we have only DLC as Deals!
      Do not wonder too much : that was obviously happening with summer of the arcade.
      it’s like that every years: it appear they do not want you to lose focus on the summer arcade games. they want you to buy them!!
      but :
      1 – I am sure most gold members will wait to buy them on a deal
      2 – this year summer of the arcade is pretty average… (or worst?)

      so, if this is really the microsoft strategy, it is absurd : only gold members can take advantage of deals, but gold members will wait for deals before buying full price.

      damn, I feel like there was no exciting deals since December …

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    • BostonSup

      Sadly MS isn’t focused on competition right now. This is probably going lead to a lot of people (including myself) jumping the MS ship during the next generation. They just get too comfortable while PSN+ and Steam offer amazing sales. All their new offerings are not even game based now. There are no new exclusives, casual Kinect is being pimped out hardcore, MS new offerings consists of adding *fee* based services to their own *fee* based service, and now they are adding Internet Explorer (why, so I can look at the sales Steam and PSN+ has?).

      I am starting to lean towards Steam. I love consoles, but Steam offers a ton of games, amazing sales, fair regular prices (Games on Demand prices suck on Xbox), allows for FREE DLC (I know, crazy, right?), free online play, and is dedicated to…. GAMES! Plus, it is on the computer, so I already have an internet browser:)

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  • http://twitter.com/MacUser1986 Michael Dolcin

    Alright so I soiled myself when I saw that Valve FINALLY released The Orange Box for download then I bought it without hesitation. Now to clean up the mess…

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  • Hugoku

    Nothing for me… and for anybody else apparently.
    Oh well. My Gold account expired and it appears I won’t have a reason to renew soon.

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    • Thânia Santos

      this is the less worst deal since a long time.
      It is DLC, but at least, these are for recent games…
      and I dont think they already have been on deal….
      They might interest a few of us.
      yes but they are DLC …
      DLC …
      5 weeks of DLC DEALS!!!!
      will they be able to make it 7 weeks?
      Summer of the arcade is almost done, good deals could come back … could …
      (popcap, borderland, red dead anyone?)
      BTW, since thoses DLC come from popular games,
      there might be a ‘game of the year’ edition anytime soon,
      with all the DLC included.
      it might … just depend how much time you want to wait to play those games.
      …might …
      dammit .. dlc…

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      • Thânia Santos

        I checked internet:
        Saint row 3 “Game of the year” edition is a sure thing: it should come out in a few weeks.
        If you wait a bit, you will be able to have the full package for a nice price. it might be ven interesting for those who already have the full game.
        Not sure about Amalur.
        It’s up to each one of us.
        I just prefer to have more game and content spending the fewest money,
        some prefer to have things once available.
        I’ll wait.

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  • http://twitter.com/NickJAmbrose Nicholas J. Ambrose

    Nothing for me, but a pretty good set of deals over the next two weeks. Also, I’m really impressed by the Scott Pilgrim DLC, given the game is almost 2 years old. Great to see developers continuing to add to their older titles!

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