Dec 7, 2011

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Xbox Marketplace Update: December 7, 2011

Xbox Marketplace Update: December 7, 2011

Welcome everyone to the final month of one of the best years for gaming in awhile.  As the winter season kicks off, Microsoft has brought not only a new dashboard, but a very decent amount of deals.  Although we may not know what the next three weeks hold, here’s to hoping that they’re at least as solid as this week’s offering.

Deal of the Week (Gold Members)

December 6 – December 12

  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light - 1200 pts 600 pts – Arguably the best game starring Lara Croft in years, this isometric twin-stick shooter is one of the best in the crowded genre.  This two player co-op adventure allows players to traverse traps, fight hordes of enemies, and collect 60 different artifacts and relics.
  • Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime800 pts 400 pts -  Strap on your proton packs for an all-new Ghostbusting adventure! Ectoplasmic threats are spawning all over New York, and only you and your team of rookie Ghostbusters can stop them. Choose from 4 new playable characters. Hop in the all-new ECTO-4WD and blast your foes with a medley of destructive weapons. Battle against the hordes of evil entities alone or with a team of friends through local or online multiplayer co-op. Show them you ain’t afraid of no ghosts!
  • Prince of Persia: Classic - 800 pts 400 pts - Escape from Jaffar’s dungeon and save the Princess! Prince of Persia is a high-definition 3D adventure platformer based on the original 1989 hit.
Ubisoft Publisher Sale
December 6 – December 12
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD – 800 pts 400 pts (Buy this now)
  • Bloody Good Time – 400 pts 200 pts
  • From Dust – 1200 pts 800 pts
  • Might & Magic Clash of Heroes – 1200 pts 600 pts
  • Outland – 800 pts 400 pts
  • Panzer General: Allied Assault – 400 pts 200 pts
  • Voodoo Dice – 400 pts 200 pts
  • Zeit² – 800 pts 400 pts
  • Assassin’s Creed II DLC: Sequence 12: Battle of Forli – 320 pts 160 pts
  • Assassin’s Creed II DLC: Bonfire of the Vanities & Secret Locations – 560 pts 280 pts
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood DLC: The Da Vinci Disappearance – 800 pts 400 pts
  • Tom Clancy’s EndWar DLC: Escalation Expansion Pack – 400 pts 200 pts
  • Far Cry 2 DLC: Fortunes Pack – 400 pts 200 pts
  • GRAW DLC: Chapter 2 – 600 pts 300 pts
  • GRAW 2 DLC: Co-op Collection 1 or 2 – 400 pts 200 pts (each)
  • HAWX DLC: Air Supremacy – 800 pts 400 pts
  • HAWX 2 DLC: All in One Pack – 800 pts 400 pts
  • Prince of Persia DLC: Epilogue – 800 pts 400 pts
  • Shaun White Snowboarding DLC: The Glamour Pack – 400 pts 200 pts
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction DLC – Deniable Ops: Insurgency – 800 pts 400 pts
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved DLC – Cardio Boxing Platinum or Toned Body – 320 pts 160 pts (each)
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction – $19.99 $14.99
  • HAWX 2 – $19.99 $14.99
  • Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory – 1000 pts 600 pts
Xbox LIVE Arcade
Apples to Apples
Release Date: December 7, 2011
Price: 800 pts
Developer: ImaginEngine
Publisher: THQ Inc
Party-style fun is ripe for the picking as Apples to Apples™ the video game comes to Xbox LIVE Arcade! This game of hilarious comparisons is as simple as comparing “apples to apples” – just select the red card you think is most like the green card played by the judge. If the judge picks your card, you win the round. And everyone gets a chance to be the judge! Play online with up to 5 friends in Classic Mode or two variant modes – Baked Apples and Crab Apples! Choose from 26 hilarious Apple Avatars, enjoy environments like Space Apples and Carnival Apples, and collect Golden Apple Cards that mix up the game! Bursting with over 1000 red and green cards, Apples to Apples™ the video game provides endless hours of unpredictable, over-the-top fun!
Games on Demand
  • Tornado Outbreak – $19.99 - In Tornado Outbreak, harness the power of a raging tornado and battle the forces of evil in an effort to save to world! Tear through open environments chewing up the landscape and spitting out everything in your path. The more you destroy, the bigger you grow as you work against time, collection and point challenges in the search for hidden elements and enemies from another world. Watch the debris fly as you shred through beautifully stylized levels battling bosses and working to defeat the forces of evil. The world is your playground, rip it up!
  • Kane and Lynch: Dead Men – $19.99 - A flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath forced together on a violent and chaotic path seeking redemption and revenge.  Join them on this third person shooter.
  • Dragon Age II – $29.99 -  Experience the epic sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year from the critically acclaimed makers of Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.
  • Silent Hill Homecoming – $19.99 - Welcome back to Silent Hill! Alex Shepherd returns to his hometown of Shepherd’s Glen to investigate the sudden disappearance of his brother. From Shepherd’s Glen to Silent Hill, Alex must face the darkest of horrors in order to find his brother. Struggling with his own grip on reality, Alex must unravel the mystery behind his nightmares, discover the truth behind his brother’s disappearance, and confront the evil that lurks in the seemingly empty streets of Silent Hill.
Notable DLC
  • Official iOS App for Xbox LIVE – Finally they’ve released an app for iOS users to stay updated with whats happening on their profiles.  The app lets players do the following:
    • Read and send messages to friends
    • Manage your friends list, invite new friends
    • Read and Edit your full LIVE profile (name, bio, motto)
    • Change your avatar features/items with the avatar closet
    • View and compare your achievement progress with friends 
  • Goldeneye: 007 Reloaded – Demo -  Play through all the iconic movie moments re-imagined and updated for today’s gaming standards. Experience stunning visuals, a unique blend of action and stealth, and upgraded multiplayer. In the new MI6 Ops, test your 00 mettle in various agent skill challenges. Refined. Recharged. Reloaded.
  • Batman Arkham City: Skins Pack DLC – 400 pts – You’re paying for some skins including the awesome looking Animated Series one.  Worth $5? Not so sure. Then again, many of you were willing to pay for the ridiculously priced Gears of War 3 weapon skins so…
[Source: Xbox]