Xbox Live’s Major Nelson » June 19 – 25 Games on Demand Sale

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Earlier this week, I posted a list of content coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. In that list, I highlighted a 75% sale coming next week for selected Games On Demand Titles. I have just received the list and wanted to share it with you below. These deals will be available in all Xbox LIVE regions where the title is available.

Up to 75% select GonD titltes June 19 – 25  Standard Price  Discount Price Discount % Savings
Bionic Commando  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WW II  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Bolt  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Bomberman Act: Zero  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Conan  $    14.99  $     3.99 73% -$11.00
Dark Void  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
FaceBreaker  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Kameo  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Meet the Robinsons  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Open Season  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Perfect Dark Zero  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Prince of Persia  $    14.99  $     3.99 73% -$11.00
Rockstar Table Tennis  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
SEGA Superstars Tennis  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Surf’s Up  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Tornado Outbreak  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Virtua Tennis 2009  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Viva Pinata Party Animals  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00

Xbox Live’s Major Nelson » June 19 – 25 Games on Demand Sale :.


Microsoft Studios Announces “Arcade NEXT” for Xbox LIVE Arcade

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Spring’s most anticipated Xbox LIVE Arcade games are headed to your living room with “Arcade NEXT” from Microsoft Studios and Xbox LIVE. Beginning 18th April, a new downloadable title will launch on Xbox LIVE Arcade from Microsoft Studios every Wednesday, through to 9th May.  Also, starting in April, all new Xbox LIVE Arcade games will include up to 400 Gamerscore, with up to 30 Achievements available to unlock.

TRIALS EVOLUTION (Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: Ubisoft/RedLynx)
18th April | 1200 Microsoft Points | PEGI 12

“Trials Evolution” is on every front, the next dimension of the smash-hit, award-winning “Trials HD.” Bust out of the warehouse into an outdoor world of night and day, curved driving lines, and spectacular scenery. Multiplayer comes alive in your living room or on Xbox LIVE. Build your own tracks with the in-game editor or download those of any other player from the new Track Central. Customise your bike and rider with awesome gear and unique parts, enjoy innovative skill games, try ghost racing, beat your friends’ scores and more! Don’t miss the madness!

BLOODFORGE (Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: Climax)
25th April | 1200 Microsoft Points | PEGI 18

With a brutal combat system, stunning art style, and a deeply compelling story, “Bloodforge” empowers you to slaughter hordes of demonic soldiers, deformed worshippers, and the gods themselves, using ferocious Rage Kills, devastating Rune attacks, and furious Weapon Combos. Help seal Crom’s fate – and the fate of the rest of the world – in this dark, visceral story of revenge, betrayal, and destiny.

FABLE HEROES (Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: Lionhead Studios)
2nd May | 800 Microsoft Points | PEGI 7

“Fable Heroes” is an action-packed, hack-and-slash adventure built for Xbox LIVE Arcade. It delivers a fresh spin on the “Fable” franchise with a unique art style and gameplay that takes playful competition to the next level. Whether on the couch or using Xbox LIVE, up to four players work together to defeat enemies while also competing with one another to collect gold coins and level up. Precious gold collected in Fable Heroes can be imported into the forthcoming Kinect title, Fable:  The Journey, providing players with a valuable head start from day one.

MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION (Publisher: Microsoft Studios; Developer: 4J Studios/Mojang)
9th May | 1600 Microsoft Points | PEGI 7

The infinite possibilities in “Minecraft” just got bigger. “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” brings the global phenomenon to console gamers for the first time. The Xbox LIVE Arcade version of the game features an innovative new crafting interface, natural controller movements, a full Tutorial mode to teach the basics and for the first time in “Minecraft,” split-screen multiplayer as well as over Xbox LIVE.

Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party – Full Line-up and Details Revealed!

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The biggest bash of the season is headed to your living room: Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party! Beginning 15th February, a new downloadable hit title will launch on Xbox LIVE* Arcade every Wednesday, through to 7th March. We’re pleased to present the full release details for this season’s line-up below, including title launch dates, pricing and a special reward for joining in this year’s House Party on Xbox LIVE Arcade!

Xbox LIVE Arcade is home to a growing catalog of some of the most innovative and fun downloadable games at a great value on Xbox 360. Whether you’re sitting on the same couch, or on opposite sides of the globe, invite your friends because this is a party no one will want to miss.

To make the most of your blockbuster game bash, all party goers  will receive 800 Microsoft Points when you buy all four participating House Party games from 15th February – 13th March 13.** Even more reason to get your 2012 House Party started!

WARP** (Electronic Arts)
15th February | 800 Microsoft Points | PEGI 18
Play as Zero, a lovable-yet-lethal orange alien with a big score to settle in this puzzle-based stealth action game! Captured by the villainous Commander and imprisoned in his underwater facility, Zero must plan his ultimate escape using his arsenal of alien abilities — warp, frag, echo, swap and launch.

22nd February | 1200 Microsoft Points | PEGI 18
Can you survive until sunrise? In this brand-new stand-alone experience, Alan Wake fights the herald of darkness, the evil Mr. Scratch. A thrilling new storyline, hordes of creepy enemies, serious firepower and beautiful Arizona locations combined with a fun and challenging new game mode, make this a must for Alan Wake veterans and the perfect jumping-on point for new players.

29th February | 800 Microsoft Points | PEGI 16
For centuries, the Kavussari and the Forsellians have waged war. They have a fragile truce but, because of their seething disgust of each other, still pit warriors against each other in arenas rather than on the fields of war. These episodes of lethal combat are broadcast throughout the galaxy as entertainment – a spectacle known as The Nexuiz Competition – an arena-based first-person shooter where you can alter the rules of the match and the laws of physics while dominating opponents in ever-changing hostile environments.

I AM ALIVE (Ubisoft)
7th March | 1200 Microsoft Points | PEGI 18
One year after a worldwide cataclysmic event wiped out most of human civilisation, a man struggles for survival. Faced with an insecure, decaying and hazardous world, he scours a desolated city, searching for his long-lost wife and daughter. Survive the suffocating, murky streets covered in dust. Climb the teetering remains of last-standing skyscrapers to reach breathable air and find untouched resources. Explore the crumbling ruins of a once-thriving metropolis. Discover a changed human condition, punctuated by distrustful survivors, dangerous armed gangs and victims in need


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Champs-sur-Marne, France – January 11th, 2012 – Lexis Numérique today announced that the highly anticipated survival horror title AMY is available worldwide on Xbox® Live Arcade for 800 MS points. Amy is also now available on the PlayStation™ Network in Europe for €9.99, in the UK for £7.99, in Australia for AUD 15.95 and in New Zealand for NZD 18.90. AMY will be available on the PlayStation™ Network in the US on January 17th, 2012 for $9.99.

AMY takes place in December 2034 in the small town of Silver City (Midwest, USA) after a comet strikes, wreaking havoc on humanity and unleashing a deadly virus that has infected almost everyone. Players take on the role of Lana, who regains consciousness in the midst of all the mayhem.  The world she once identified with seems to have been torn to Hell, and most of the people she knew have now become part of a wild horde. Lana feels the virus beginning to infect her and knows she must run as far as possible to escape the nightmare. The presence of the titular Amy, a seemingly defenseless eight-year-old autistic girl who has curious powers, forces her to make choices that will affect both their lives. Together, they must fight or run from the infected humans, demons and the military, in the hope of not only saving each other, but also the future of humanity

AMY was developed by VectorCell studios under the supervision of Paul Cuisset – the French creator of legendary games such as Flashback and the series Moto Racers – and published by Lexis Numérique.

“AMY is an attempt to bring innovation in the horror genre and a way to reach a wider audience than the mere survival horror fans,” said Paul Cuisset.

“AMY might be one of most ambitious digital console games to date, and we are really happy with our partnership with Paul Cuisset and VectorCell,” said José Sanchis, CEO of Lexis Numérique.

For more information on the game, please visit the official Facebook page

New video game releases of 10/3-10/9

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Next week brings one of those rare treats: a new id Software game, in the form of Rage. Lesser titles might flee for shelter, but Dark Souls has none of that and arrives too, never afraid of a little violence. Sometimes, though, you want lay down your arms and Just Dance (3).

Here’s our full list of next week’s new releases:


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Zen Studios Announces Sorcerer’s Lair DLC for Pinball FX2

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A Gothic World of Mystery and Adventure Lies Held in the Grips of an Evil Sorcerer
Los Angeles, CA – September 29, 2011 Zen Studios, the definitive leader in pinball videogames, is proud to announce that Sorcerer’s Lair will be available for download on October 12, 2011 for Pinball FX2 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade.

Story, theme and design come together in a beautiful blend of fantasy pinball magic in one of the most visually striking tables ever created by Zen Studios.  Sorcerer’s Lair features a gothic world of mystery, ghosts and ginormous spiders! Avoid pesky traps, defeat an army of undead skeletons, explore six cellar missions and restore peace to those who reside within the walls of the ancient Citadel as you fight to escape the grasps of the evil Sorcerer.

Sorcerer’s Lair will seamlessly integrate into the Pinball FX2 platform on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, with full social feature support. Sorcerer’s Lair will also feature new Achievements, operators menu and rule sheet.

To download Sorcerer’s Lair assets, please visit the Pinball FX2 press site.
Pinball FX2 is published by Microsoft Studios, exclusively for XBLA.


David ‘The Hoff’ Hasselhoff Teams Up with EA to Star in the Burnout CRASH! Hoff Video Series

Guildford, UK – September 20, 2011 – Check your airbags and brace for impact! Criterion Games, an Electronics Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, today announced that Burnout™ CRASH! is now available on PlayStation®Network in North America. Burnout™ CRASH! will be available tomorrow on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network Europe. Gamers can download the title for £7.99 or 800 Microsoft Points. The game brings hours of I-just-can’t-stop-playing! fun to living rooms worldwide. Players who want even more Burnout CRASH! excitement can head over to tomorrow to check out the first hilarious video featuring international television superstar, David Hasselhoff. Stay tuned to the EA site for more videos over the next few weeks.

Burnout CRASH! reinvents Criterion’s fan-favorite crash mode, offering accessibility and compulsive fun for those new to the series and gameplay depth for franchise veterans. There are three exciting game modes available across six unique locations and 18 crash junctions, each requiring different skills and strategies to maximize damage, debris and points . Gamers can also express their road rage with their whole body using the optional Kinect controls. With Kinect Party Play, up to 14 players can split into teams in turn-based gameplay and use gestural controls on one television to crash and burn in an all-out battle!

Burnout CRASH! is a crazy mix of pinball arcades, TV game shows and 80s pop music. Featuring EA’s revolutionary Autolog technology, players connect, compare scores and face off against friends for endless competitive gameplay and challenging fun. In addition, the all-new Autolog Challenges feature lets players up the ante by sending direct head-to-head challenges to their friends.

For more information on Burnout CRASH!, please visit

Robot Entertainment Announces Release Dates For Orcs Must Die!

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Xbox LIVE Arcade:                                           October 5th, 2011
PC (Steam and other platforms):              October 12th, 2011

PLANO, Texas – September 20, 2011 – Robot Entertainment announced today the upcoming release dates for  Orcs Must Die!™ on Xbox LIVE Arcade and Steam (and other PC distribution platforms). Xbox players can massacre orcs by the thousands on October 5, 2011, and PC gamers on Steam can begin their murderous defense of rift fortresses on October 12, 2011.

“The slaying hour is nigh upon us,” said Patrick Hudson, CEO of Robot Entertainment.  “We can no longer restrain the enemy at the gate.  We will soon turn the rift defense over to Xbox and PC gamers to beat back the mob and save the Order!”

Orcs Must Die! is an action-strategy game that challenges players to defend fortresses under siege. With a wide variety of traps and weapons to choose from, Orcs Must Die! dares players to find the best ways to hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate an endless army of filthy orcs and their vile allies. Orcs Must Die! features a vibrant look, addictive gameplay, and a blatant disregard for the welfare of orcs.

·         Play as the War Mage and defend 24 fortresses from an enraged mob of orcs and 11 other villainous monsters.
·         Choose from a selection of 6 weapons and magic spells and 17 traps that hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate your enemies.
·         Upgrade your traps, spells and weapons to cater the game to your personal play style.
·         Cleverly combine traps and spells for higher scores on the leaderboards.
·         Expertly wield your wits and your weapons through the story-driven campaign and unlock a brutal “Nightmare” campaign.
·         Replay fortresses endlessly, combining different defenses and tactics every time!

Orcs Must Die! is rated T by the ESRB, and will be available exclusively as a digital download. For more information about Orcs Must Die!, please visit

New video game releases of 9/19-9/25

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Here’s our full list of next week’s new releases:

F1 2011 and Nuclear Dawn


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