Oct 26, 2011

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Xbox Marketplace Update: October 26, 2011

Xbox Marketplace Update: October 26, 2011

There have been a ridiculous amount of high profile games released recently including yesterdays Battlefield 3.  If you’d rather enjoy some more budget friendly titles, than you’re in luck because there are three new additions to the XBLA as well as some DLC for two arcade favorites.

Deal of the Week (Gold Members)

October 25 – October 31

  • Dead Rising – $19.99 $14.99 – Enjoy the original Capcom zombiefest as you control photographer Frank West in a shopping mall overrun by zombies.
  • Dead Rising 2: Case West – 800 pts 400 pts – This arcade title lets protagonists from Dead Rising 1 & 2 fight side by side as they head to the secret Zombrex research facility where they hope to uncover evidence that will exonerate Chuck, and shed some light on Phenotrans’ sinister plot.
  • Dead Rising 2: Case Zero – 400 pts 200 pts – The prologue to Dead Rising 2, Case Zero gives gamers a small dose of what’s in store during the full game.

Dance Central Kinect Anniversary Catalogue Sale

(From now until November 5, the following songs will be on sale)

Dance Pack 01 – 640 Microsoft Points (640 MS Points in savings!)

  • Lady Sovereign – “I Got You Dancing”
  • Missy Elliott – “We Run This”
  • Keri Hilson – “Turnin’ Me On”
  • Amerie – “Heard ‘Em All”

Dance Pack 02 – 640 Microsoft Points (800 MS Points in savings!)

  • Rihanna – “Disturbia”
  • Janet Jackson – “Control”
  • Gwen Stefani – “Hollaback Girl”
  • Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”

Dance Pack 03 – 640 Microsoft Points (640 MS Points in savings!)

  • Sean Paul – “Temperature”
  • Ne-Yo – “Because of You”
  • Tag Team – “Whoomp! (There It Is)”
  • Cameo – “Word Up!”

Dance Pack 04 – 620 Microsoft Points (340 MS Points in savings!)

  • Blur – “Girls & Boys”
  • Rick James – “Super Freak”
  • Chic – “Le Freak”
  • Fatboy Slim – “Weapon of Choice”

Dance Pack 05 – 480 Microsoft Points (240 MS Points in savings!)

  • Dem Franchize Boyz (feat. Peanut and Charlay) – “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It”
  • N.E.R.D. (featuring Lee Harvey and Vita) – “Lapdance”
  • Tone Lōc – “Wild Thing”

Dance Pack 06 – 960 Microsoft Points (480 MS Points in savings!)

  • Fergie ft. will.i.am – “Fergalicious”
  • James Brown – “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine, Pt. 1″
  • Lloyd – “Get It Shawty”
  • Taio Cruz – “Break Your Heart”
  • The Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes –  “Don’t  Cha”
  • Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson and D.O.E.-  “The Way I Are”

Dance Pack 07 – 960 Microsoft Points (480 MS Points in savings!)

  • Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – “Planet Rock (Original 12″ Version)”
  • Justice – “D.A.N.C.E.”
  • Rupee – “Tempted to Touch”
  • Sean Paul – “Get Busy”
  • Snow – “Informer”
  • Trey Songz (featuring Fabolous) – “Say Aah”

Marathon Pack 01 – 1400 Microsoft Points (1960 MS Points in savings!)

  • Lady Sovereign – “I Got You Dancing”
  • Ne-Yo – “Because of You”
  • The Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”
  • Cameo – “Word Up!”
  • Tag Team – “Whoomp! (There It Is)”
  • Blur – “Girls & Boys”
  • Janet Jackson – “Control”
  • Rihanna – “Disturbia”
  • Amerie – “Heard ‘Em All”
  • Rick James – “Super Freak”
  • Fatboy Slim – “Weapon of Choice”
  • Gwen Stefani – “Hollaback Girl”
  • Keri Hilson – “Turnin’ Me On”
  • Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”

Marathon Pack 02 – 1500 Microsoft Points (2100 MS Points in savings!)

  • Tone Lōc – “Wild Thing”
  • Dem Franchize Boyz (feat. Peanut and Charlay) – “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It”
  • N.E.R.D. (featuring Lee Harvey and Vita) – “Lapdance”
  • Fergie ft. will.i.am – “Fergalicious”
  • James Brown – “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine, Pt. 1″
  • Lloyd – “Get It Shawty”
  • The Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes – “Don’t Cha”
  • Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson and D.O.E. – “The Way I Are”
  • Taio Cruz – “Break Your Heart”
  • Justice – “D.A.N.C.E.”
  • Snow – “Informer”
  • Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force – “Planet Rock (Original 12” Versoin)”
  • Sean Paul – “Get Busy”
  • Rupee – “Tempted to Touch”
  • Trey Songz (featuring Fabolous) – “Say Aah”

*Alternatively you can purchase a single for 160 pts (80 msp off!)

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone

Release Date: October 26, 2011
Price: 800 pts
Developer: Backbone Entertainment
Publisher: Konami

The sequel to Zombie Apocalypse once again pits four survivors against a horde of zombies in this twin stick isometric viewed shooter.  This time the game is based in Canada! (If it’s anything like the first game, do yourself a favor and go to Xbox LIVE Indie Games and download I MA3D A GAM3 W1TH ZOMBIES 1N IT.  It’s just a dollar so I hope you play it)

Daytona USA

Release Date: October 26, 2011
Price: 800 pts
Developer: SEGA
Publisher: SEGA

It’s time to get revved up with Daytona USA! Based on the classic arcade title, Daytona USA features enhanced graphics, tracks for all skill levels, and the original, hit soundtrack! Save your quarters – we’re bringing the arcade straight to your living room with steering wheel and multiplayer support. Challenge your friends with up to eight player online races or the whole world via Xbox LIVE leaderboards!

The War of the Worlds

Release Date: October 26, 2011
Price: 800 pts
Developer: 
Other Ocean
Publisher: Paramount Digital Entertainment

The War of the Worlds is a dark and breathtaking new vision of the classic H.G. Wells novel, retold as a 2D side-scrolling platformer, and narrated by the acclaimed actor, Patrick Stewart.

 

Games on Demand

  • Saw 2$39.99 (seriously?) – Step into the dark and tormented world of SAW II and experience the gruesome traps that Jigsaw has created to test your will to survive.  With newly implemented puzzles and combat system, players will need to think fast and react to pass the rigors of the tests Jigsaw has engineered.
  • Blood Drive – $49.99 – It’s the bloodiest and deadliest entertainment sport for a twisted new age: contestants in weaponized vehicles battle swarms of undead and each other in an orgy of ultra violence and self-preservation. You have stepped into the most ruthless modern-day gladiator arena on the planet. With the last man standing as the only survivor, you’ll need to crash, smash, shoot and mutilate your way to live another day!
  • Rio – $59.99 (Who prices these things?) – From the makers of the hit ICE AGE series comes RIO, a 3D comedy adventure about taking a walk on the wild side.  The game focuses on Blu, a rare domesticated bird who travels to the exotic land of Rio.  With the help of his female counterpart, Jewel and a group of wise-cracking and smooth-talking city birds, Blu goes on the adventure of his life! Along the way Blu journeys through Rio, dodging soccer balls, collecting tropical fruits and soaring across the beach.  He participates in carnivals with new friends and ultimately, forms a conga line and dances his way to first place at the carnival ceremony.  While the main character is Blu, players will also have a chance to play as the other characters from the movie in this multiplayer party game.

Notable DLC

  • Tropico 4 – Demo – The world is changing and Tropico is moving with the times – geographical powers rise and fall and the world market is dominated by new players with new demands and offers — and you, as El Presidente, face a whole new set of challenges. If you are to triumph over your naysayers you will need to gain as much support from your people as possible. Your decisions will shape the future of your nation, and more importantly, the size of your off-shore bank account. Tropico 4 expands on the gameplay of the previous game with new political additions – including more superpowers to negotiate with, along with the ability to elect ministers into power to help get your more controversial policies passed.
  • World of Keflings: It Came From Outer Space – (add-on) 320 pts – Aliens have crash-landed in A World of Keflings! Return to the Kefling world and help your new, little green friends repair their ship and return home. Get hours of added gameplay, explore a new kingdom and build an alien city. Meet bizarre new characters, complete new quests and earn new achievements.
  • Pinball FX 2: Paranormal Table - Free Add-on (240 msp after Nov 1) – As a paranormal detective, your job is to investigate mysterious and supernatural phenomena.  You’ll have your hands full with hauntings, weird creatures, and inexplicable lapses in the laws of nature!
  • Grease Dance – Demo – Try out the demo to the Kinect title Grease Dance.  With 20 familiar songs to dance and sing to this game is hoping to stink up your living rooms with 50s inspired awkwardness.

[Source: Xbox]