Aug 10, 2011

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Xbox LIVE Marketplace Update: August 10, 2011

Xbox LIVE Marketplace Update: August 10, 2011

Once again it seems that we’re getting a lackluster Deal Of The Week, but this week marks the first official Kinect arcade title release.  While some may argue that it’s nothing more then a 99 cent app, the game looks like a ton of fun and is at least worth a trial download.

Deal Of The Week (Gold Members)

August 9 – August 15 (Festive Fiesta with Rock Band)

  • Metallica Pack 01 – 320 pts – Contains the songs “…And Justice for All,” “Blackened,” and “Ride the Lightning” by Metallica.
  • Blink 182 Pack 02 – 320 pts – Contains the songs “First Date,” “I Miss You,” and “Adam’s Song” by Blink-182.
  • Lady Gaga Pack 01 – 400 pts – This pack includes “Monster,” “Poker Face,” “Bad Romance,” and “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga.
  • Greatest Hits: Rock Band Edition – 1200 pts – Build your Rock Band 3 library with the songs “Bad Medicine”, “Blaze of Glory”, “Have a Nice Day”, “I’ll Be There For You”, “It’s My Life”, “Lay Your Hands on Me”, “Livin’ on a Prayer (RB3)”, “Runaway”, “Wanted Dead or Alive (RB3)”, “We Weren’t Born to Follow”, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”, and “You Give Love a Bad Name (RB3)” by Bon Jovi.
  • Queen Pack 01 – 960 pts - This pack includes “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Fat Bottomed Girls ,” “I Want It All ,” “I Want to Break Free,” “Killer Queen,” “One Vision,” “Somebody to Love,” “Tie Your Mother Down,” and “Under Pressure” by Queen.

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Fruit Ninja Kinect

Release Date: August 10, 2011
Price: 800 pts
Developer: Halfbrick
Publisher: Xbox LIVE Arcade
Rating: E (Everyone)

The iOS hit is back now with Kinect support (and an inflated price.)  Use your arms to slice fruit in Zen mode, Classic, and the frenetic Arcade mode.  The four-player party mode adds tons of fun as does the all new challenge mode exclusive to the Kinect.

Games On Demand

  • You Don’t Know Jack – $29.99 - The PC trivia game from the 90s is back with tons of questions mixing high knowledge with pop culture.  Play alone or with friends (if you have them) online or off in one of the funniest trivia games in the entire 360 library.
  • Adrenalin Misfits (Kinect) – $39.99 – A pick-up and play, simple and easy Kinect-only title! Using the latest technology of Kinect, experience total game immersion so you feel like you’re actually riding on a real board! You play as a cool monster in ADRENALIN MISFITS. Race against 7 enemy monsters throughout 7 worlds!
  • Record Of Agarest War – $29.99 – Emotions that transcend Generations… Hovering on the brink of death, a young knight named Leonhardt is given a choice by a mysterious woman who calls herself Dyshana: Enter into a contract with her and do her bidding, or die. The alternative being unacceptable, Leonhardt accepts her contract and finds himself drawn into a war that will consume not only his life, but the lives of his descendants as well…
  • World Of Outlaws: Sprint Cars – $19.99 – Rip through the dirt in some of the most famous Sprint Cars tracks across the United States in World of Outlaws Sprint Cars! Face off against the best of the best in Career, or for the first time ever, take to Xbox LIVE against other players in Racing and Arcade modes!

Notable DLC

  • The Madden 12 demo released August 9
  • Freddie Krueger is available for Mortal Kombat for 400 Microsoft Points
  • The Driver: San Francisco single-player demo is available for download as well

[Source: Major Nelson]