Aug 3, 2011

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Xbox Live Marketplace Update: August 3, 2011

Xbox Live Marketplace Update: August 3, 2011

We’ve hit the halfway mark of this years Summer Of Arcade and while the title this week is solid, content from the marketplace is minimal to say the least.

Deal Of The Week (Gold Members)

August 2 – August 8

  • Change Your Gamertag – (560 pts) – This week you can save 30% on changing your gamertag.  This is perfect for all those out there with dated or overused gamertags (here’s looking at you ‘mafia’, ‘scarface’, ‘spartans’, etc).

Xbox Live Arcade

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Release Date: 08/03/11
Developer: FuelCell/Gagne Intl’l
Publisher: Xbox Live Arcade
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
MSRP: 1200 Microsoft Points

In this Insanely Twisted, 2-D action-adventure game, explore unique environments and battle bizarre creatures as you make your way toward the center of the mysterious Shadow Planet!  Solve complex puzzles and upgrade your ship with alien technology as you fight to save your home world.  Featuring both local and Xbox LIVE multiplayer game modes.  Check out our review of the game here.

Games On Demand

  • Pure Futbol – $19.99 – Stop watching from the stands and discover what it’s like to play real soccer – raw and unfiltered. Through close-up camera angles and stunning audio & visual treatments, Pure Futbol captures the true on-field emotions.  May want to give this game a pass however.  Garnered a 38 on Metacritic.
  • EA Sports – Free – Download EA SPORTS to gain access to new EA SPORTS features and programs only available here, such as EA SPORTS Season Ticket. EA SPORTS Season Ticket gives you 12 months of exclusive access and discounts to popular titles, including FIFA, Madden NFL, NHL®, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR®, and NCAA® Football.