Oct 5, 2011

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Xbox Marketplace Update: October 5, 2011

Xbox Marketplace Update: October 5, 2011

Hopefully you all were able to pick up some of the great deals offered last week because unfortunately, this weeks deal is okay at best.  Luckily Bethesda has provided some decent sales on a couple games and DLC which somewhat helps.  Also, there’s four “new” games added to the arcade this week.  Read on for the details and more.

Deal of the Week (Gold Members)

October 4 – October 10

“Never Be Board Again”

  • Catan – 800 pts 400 pts – Catan, based on the best-selling board game “The Settlers of Catan,” puts you in the role of a colonist on a newly discovered imaginary island. Vie for control over the island’s territory and resources against computer gameplay that will challenge all skill levels — even the experts!
  • Magic 2012 – 800 pts 400 pts – Takes the original Magic game on XBLA to new heights with more challenges, better graphics, and more options. Join friends in the all new archenemy mode where you team up and take on bosses.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s – 800 pts 400 pts – Based on the popular show of the same name, compete against the most popular characters from the show either in single-player or compete in 4-player tag duels. Purchase additional card packs through the marketplace.
  • Hasbro Family Game Night: Battleship - 800 pts 400 pts – The classic Battleship game from your childhood recreated digitally. You can play the original mode or one of the newer iterations including Salvo Mode and Super Weapons.

Special Bethesda Publisher Sale

Arcade Games

  • Doom II: Hell on Earth – 800 pts 400 pts
  • Quake Arena Arcade – 800 pts 400 pts

Game Add-ons

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

  • Horse Armor Pack – 200 pts 100 pts
  • Knights of the Nine – 800 pts 400 pts
  • Shivering Isles – 2400 pts 1200 pts

Fallout 3

  • Broken Steel – 800 pts 400 pts
  • Mothership Zeta – 800 pts 400 pts
  • Operation: Anchorage – 800 pts 400 pts
  • Point Lookout – 800 pts 400 pts
  • The Pitt – 800 pts 400 pts

Fallout: New Vegas

  • Dead Money – 800 pts 400 pts
  • Honest Hearts – 800 pts 400 pts

Avatar Items

Fallout 3

  • Vault 101 Suit (Male or Female) – 240 pts 120 pts
  • Vault Boy Head – 160 pts 80 pts
  • Vault Boy Suit (Male only) – 240 pts 120 pts

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Orcs Must Die!

Release Date: October 5, 2011
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: Robot Entertainment
Publisher: Xbox LIVE Arcade

Slice them, burn them, skewer them, and launch them – no matter how you get it done, orcs must die in this fantasy action-strategy game from Robot Entertainment.  As a powerful War Mage with dozens of deadly weapons, spells, and traps at your fingertips, defend twenty-four fortresses from a rampaging mob of beastly enemies, including ogres, hellbats, and of course, a whole bunch of ugly orcs through a story based campaign.


NBA JAM: On Fire Edition

Release Date: October 5, 2011
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: Electronic Arts
Publisher: Electronic Arts

The recent reboot is now available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace along with 30 secret teams, larger rosters, all new online modes and so much more.  It’s the classic arcade action you loved recreated for a new audience.


Space Channel 5 Part 2

Release Date: October 5, 2011
Price: 800 pts
Developer: SEGA
Publisher: SEGA

Hey there, SpaceCats – meet Ulala, the grooviest reporter in the galaxy! She’s got attitude, and she’s got moves. Help her get the scoop on an unidentified Dance Troupe that has captured thousands of people and is forcing them to dance! Will you be able to free the hostages, and uncover who’s behind the kidnappings all while bustin’ some groovy moves to sweet beats?


Sega Bass Fishing

Release Date: October 5, 2011
Price: 800 pts
Developer: SEGA
Publisher: SEGA

Explore the exciting sport of bass fishing! Based on the Dreamcast hit, motor out to eight different fishing locations to catch the biggest and baddest bass possible! Choose between fourteen different lures, and compete in four tournaments. Start off as an amateur, and work your way up to the pros in the Masters Classic tournament.


Games On Demand

  • Crysis – $19.99 – The FPS that crashed many a PC sees North Korea and America join forces to take on an alien menace.  The year is 2019 and you must fight epic battles through frozen landscapes and jungles until you face off against the alien on their home ship.
  • Darkest of Days – $19.99 - Tannenberg, Antietam, and Little Bighorn are some of the bloodiest days of battle in World history. Live through these events taking on hundreds of men at the same time! Travel through time saving individuals that were never supposed to die in these horrific events, while wielding powerful futuristic weaponry. Can you set history back to the way it was . . . or will you forever change the fate of the world?
  • Shift 2 Unleashed -$39.99 – The critically acclaimed Need For Speed Shift franchise returns to the track with SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™. The most immersive racing experience to date brings the True Driver’s Experience to life with all the intensity and exhilaration of being behind the wheel and competing in the Driver’s Battle. From the all-new helmet cam to night racing to frighteningly real physics and crashes, SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED delivers all the violence and excitement of race day in a groundbreaking authentic racing experience.

Notable DLC

  • Portal 2 – Peer Review (free) –  Peer Review is the FREE first DLC for Portal 2, the year’s most brain-bending action-adventure game. Featuring a devious new co-op track that continues the story of Atlas, Peabody and GLaDOS, the DLC also includes both single and multiplayer challenge modes, plus leaderboards so you can compare your portal placement and time scores with the Portal community.
  • Forza Motorsport 4 – Demo – Forza Motorsport, the highest rated racing franchise of this generation, makes its return to the race track in Fall 2011 with Forza Motorsport 4. The definitive racing game of 2011, Forza Motorsport 4 brings together genre-defining, controller-based racing, the power and freedom of Kinect, and content from leading brands like Top Gear to create an automotive experience unlike anything before it.