Jul 20, 2011

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Xbox Live Marketplace Update: July 20, 2011

Xbox Live Marketplace Update: July 20, 2011

The annual Summer of Arcade is upon us and the first game is the RPG Bastion. For gold members, the deal of the week is Grand Theft Auto themed content.

Deal Of The Week (Gold Members)

July 19 – July 25

  • GTA IV: The Lost And The Damned (400 pts) – Johnny is a veteran member of The Lost, a notorious bike gang.  Johnny has been creating business opportunities for The Lost in Liberty City, but his first loyalty must be to the patch he wears on his back and to Billy Grey, the club’s President.  However, when Billy returns from rehab hell-bent on bloodshed and debauchery, Johnny finds himself in the middle of a vicious turf war with rival gangs for control of a city torn apart by violence and corruption.  Can the brotherhood survive?
  • GTA IV: The Ballad Of Gay Tony (800 pts) – The Ballad of Gay Tony injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime.  As Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince (a.k.a. “Gay Tony”), players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (800 pts) – This Xbox original puts players in the shoes of Carl “CJ” Johnson as he returns to his gang life in Los Santos, San Andreas.  Carl’s family is in dire straits and his friends are headed for disaster in the drug fueled state of San Andreas.  To make matters worse, he’s just been framed for homicide. Join Carl on his journey across the state of San Andreas as he fights to save his family and take back control of the streets.

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Bastion

Release Date: July 20, 2011
Publisher: WB Games Inc.
Developer: Supergiant Games
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points

Bastion is an action role-playing experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move.  Explore more than 40 lush hand-painted environments as you discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces.  Wield a huge arsenal of upgradeable weapons and battle savage beasts adapted to their new habitat.  Finish the main story to unlock New Game Plus mode and continue your journey!

Games On Demand

  • R.U.S.E. – $39.99 – In R.U.S.E., players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success.  A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. reinvigorates the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the game play.

[Source: Major Nelson]