Jul 27, 2011

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Xbox Live Marketplace Update: July 27, 2011

Xbox Live Marketplace Update: July 27, 2011

The second week of the Summer of Arcade is here and with it comes the God-sim From Dust. There are also a ton of deals on the marketplace this week including the members choice and some Microsoft Studio add-ons for 50% off.

Deal Of The Week (Gold Members)

July 26 – August 2 *Members choice winner*

  • Mass Effect 2: Lair Of The Shadow Broker (400 pts) - Liara T’Soni is tracking down the mysterious Shadow Broker, and no one is safe. She’ll do anything to recover the man the Broker kidnapped… and the Shadow Broker’s agents will do anything to stop her. Team up with Liara and chase clues from the luxurious heights of Illium to the Shadow Broker’s own secret lair. Adds the Shadow Broker intel center, new research, and five new achievements – and the chance to continue a relationship with Liara.
  • Mass Effect 2: Arrival (280 pts) – A deep cover operative has gone missing in Batarian space, days after reporting conclusive evidence of an imminent Reaper invasion. Shepard must travel to the edge of the galaxy, rescue the Alliance agent, and discover the truth behind the Arrival. Uncover new research and three new achievements in this spectacular new mission for Mass Effect 2!
  • Mass Effect 2: Kasumi - Stolen Memory (280 pts) – Cerberus has procured the service of Kasumi Goto, the galaxy’s most enigmatic master thief. In return for her help, Kasumi has asked Shepard’s help on a dangerous heist to infiltrate the vault of a deadly master criminal named Donovan Hock. Gain Kasumi’s loyalty on the planet Bekenstein, where Hock is throwing a party for the galaxy’s richest and most deranged criminal minds to recover data of great importance to Kasumi… and to the galaxy at large. New squad member, weapon, research, and achievement.

Microsoft Studios Add-On Special Offers

  • Halo Reach: Defiant Map Pack – 400 pts
  • Halo Reach: Noble Map Pack – 400 pts
  • Halo 3: Mythic II Map Pack – 400 pts
  • Halo 3: Mythic Map Pack – 200 pts
  • Fable III: Understone Quest Pack – 200 pts
  • Fable III: Keep Quest Pack – 280 pts
  • Kinect Sports: Calorie Challenge Pack – 160 pts
  • Gears Of War 2: Flashback Multiplayer Map Pack – 200 pts
  • Gears Of War 2: Combustible Multiplayer Map Pack – 200 pts
  • Gears Of War 2: Snowbline Multiplayer Map Pack – 200 pts
  • Gears Of War 2: Dark Corners Multiplayer Map Pack – 280 pts
  • Gears Of War 2: All Fronts Collection – 400 pts
  • Forza Motorsport 3: AutoWeek Car Show Pack – 200 pts
  • Forza Motorsport 3: Nurburgring GP Track Pack - 200 pts
  • Forza Motorsport 3: Jalopnik Car Pack – 200 pts
  • Forza Motorsport 3: The Road & Track Car Pack – 200 pts
  • Forza Motorsport 3: The Summer Velocity Car Pack – 200 pts
  • Forza Motorsport 3: World Class Car Pack – 200 pts
  • Forza Motorsport 3: VIP Car Pack – 400 pts
  • Forza Motorsport 3: Motorsport Legends Car Pack – 200 pts
  • Forza Motorsport 3: Benchmark High Speed Ring – 200 pts
  • Forza Motorsport 3: Community Choice Classics Pack – 200 pts
  • Forza Motorsport 3: Sidewinder Proving Grounds - 200 pts
  • Forza Motorsport 3: Hot Holidays Car Pack – 200 pts
  • Halo Wars: Strategic Options Add-On Pack – 400 pts
  • Halo Wars: Historical Battle Map Pack Add-On – 400 pts
  • Alan Wake: The Signal – 280 pts
  • Alan Wake: The Writer – 280 pts
  • Crackdown 2: Premium Toy Box Pack – 280 pts
  • Crackdown 2: Premium Deluge Pack – 280 pts

Xbox Live Arcade

From Dust

Release Date: July 27, 2011
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points

Discover a unique Modern God game where nature is the star: From Dust, the latest original concept by Eric Chahi, visionary creator of Another World. Behold the beauty of a primitive world pulsing with life and face the might of nature. Beware the danger of a world that is constantly changing under your command. Control the destiny of a tribe struggling to survive and help it recover its ancestors’ lost powers. Immerse yourself in a world as exotically beautiful as it is dangerous. A universe where Nature reclaims what is Hers; and you are your people’s only chance of survival.

Games On Demand

  • Prison Break – $19.99 – Prison Break – The Conspiracy takes you inside the Prison Break world like you’ve never experienced it before. You are Tom Paxton, a Company agent sent inside Fox River Penitentiary to observe and report on prisoner Michael Scofield… What you encounter will change your Prison Break experience forever.
  • Shaun White Skateboarding – $29.99 – Transform buildings, morph streets, and extend rails in the only game that gives you the power to shape, create, and ride the ultimate skatepark.
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit – $39.99 – Criterion Games is redefining the meaning of cops versus racers by providing players with the opportunity to play a full career as either a cop or a racer, advancing through the ranks by accruing bounty. Players will experience stunning speeds, takedowns and getaways as they chase, battle, escape or bust their buddies. The innovative Need for Speed Autolog is poised to re-think head-to-head social competition by changing how people connect, how they communicate and how they play games with each other. Through Autolog, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit dynamically tracks and shares performance and stats so your friends actually drive your gameplay experience. So, whether you’re online or offline, the connected experience is at the heart of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit.

[Source: Major Nelson]