Aug 17, 2011

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Xbox Marketplace Update: August 17, 2011

Xbox Marketplace Update: August 17, 2011

The final week of the Summer of Arcade is here, and aside from the last game, there’s not much that’s notable in this week’s update.  Members can catch up on some Xbox originals for cheap, as well as download a couple of games on demand.

Deal Of The Week (Gold Members)

August 16 – August 22

  • Fable (800 pts) – Explore Peter Molyneux’ vision and see where his Fable franchise began with the original Xbox title.  Cast magic and battle enemies as you embark on an epic adventure.  The many choices you make along the way determine the games outcome.  Will you be Albion’s savior, or the bane of it’s existence?
  • BLACK (800 pts) – Join the world’s most brutal and enigmatic strike force, the BLACK tactical squad, in this first person shooter as you protect the United States from threats foreign and domestic.  With no one to answer to, the BLACK squad can carry our covert operations around the globe while remaining completely anonymous.
  • Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex (800 pts) – By harnessing the power of the Four Elements, Dr. Neo Cortex creates Crunch, a Super-Bandicoot with one mission…demolish all that lies before him.  Will Crash and Coco be up to the challenge?  Experience this family platformer yourself by downloading this Xbox original today.
  • The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (800 pts) – Uncover Spyro’s secret history as you embark on a danberous quest to face off against the ultimate creation of the Dark Master, Cynder.  This is another one of those mascot games that ended up overstaying it’s welcome much like Crash, Gex, etc.

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Toy Soldiers: Cold War

Release Date: August 17, 2011
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: Signal Studios
Publisher: Xbox LIVE Arcade
Rating: T (for Teen)

The Cold War is decided when ‘80s era action toys come alive and wage war!  Toy Soldiers: Cold War blends intense first person combat with addictive action strategy, whether you’re scrapping solo or jumping into the fray with friends.  Battle in campaign, competitive, co-op modes or fight for the highest score in mini-games.  Check out our review here.

Games On Demand

  • MegaMind: Ultimate Showdown - $29.99 – Join Megamind on his journey to track down the Doom Syndicate and the mastermind behind the latest attacks on the City.  Megamind is an exciting action game that furthers the adventures of our slender blue hero.  Worth $30? Metacritic says NO.
  • CSI: Fatal Conspiracy – $29.99 – Team up with the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation not only to solve some of the most gruesome crimes of Sin City, but also to take down a dangerous drug cartel. Unveil clues in 5 connected cases to bring a powerful drug lord to justice in the most strategic and unpredictable CSI game yet!  Better then the above game but not by much.

[Source: Major Nelson and]