Mar 7, 2012

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Xbox Marketplace Update: March 7, 2012

Xbox Marketplace Update: March 7, 2012

If you’re able to pry your eyes away from Mass Effect 3 (or Street Fighter X Tekken) we’ve got the final game of the Xbox LIVE House Party promotion out today. Sadly, this week’s deal is a repeat of add-ons for a two and a half year old title (though they are pretty fun) and there really isn’t much of note in downloadable content.

Deal of the Week

Borderlands DLC

  • The Secret Armory of General Knoxx – 800 pts 400 pts – New guns, new Class Mods, new vehicles, new missions, new enemy types, and an increase to the level cap bringing the max level to 61.
  • The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned – 800 pts 400 pts – This add-on includes new enemy types, new missions and surprises aplenty. This is Borderlands obligatory zombie add-on’ll get what you expect.
  • Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution – 800 pts 400 pts – To combat second hand sales of used munitions among greedy, haggling treasure hunters on Pandora, the Hyperion Corporation have decided to activate the Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap. Instead, it has organized all of the claptraps into a revolution and they’ve been assimilating all life on Pandora and converting them into claptraps. Stop the Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap in order to release his control over all of Pandora’s claptraps and collect their reward.
  • Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot – 800 pts 400 pts – This add-on includes a new cooperative arena game mode and a stash to store your gear. Kill hundreds and hundreds of people in this competitive arena pack.
  • Claptrap (Avatar) – 320 pts 220 pts – Claptrap toy for your avatar.
  • Treasure Chest (Avatar) – 240 pts 160 pts – Kinda like the Claptrap toy though not nearly as cool.


Xbox LIVE Arcade

I Am Alive

Release Date: March 7, 2012
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft

One year after a worldwide cataclysmic event has wiped out most of human civilization, a man struggles for survival. Faced with an insecure, decaying, and hazardous world, he scours a desolated city, searching for his long lost wife and daughter. Survive the suffocating, murky streets covered in dust. Climb the teetering remains of the last standing skyscrapers to reach breathable air and find untouched resources. Explore the crumbling ruins of a once-thriving metropolis. And discover a changed human condition, punctuated by distrustful survivors, dangerous armed gangs, and victims in need.


Games on Demand

  • Warriors Orochi 2 – $29.99 – The sequel to the crossover between Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors. New dangers threaten the new-found peace of this strange land!
  • Carnival Games Monkey See, Monkey Do! (Kinect) – $29.99 – Twenty games and attractions await gamers looking to experience the sequel developed by 2K’s Cat Daddy Games. Swing in the batting cages, avoid twisting tornadoes in Hot Air Balloon Race and more.
  • Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 – $19.99 – After years of conflict, the Allies are finally on the brink of victory. Cowering behind the walls of the Kremlin, the Soviets decide to turn to one last act of desperation – the use of an experimental time travel device. The mission: to go back in time to eliminate Albert Einstein before he creates the technologies that will lead the Allies to ultimate victory. After a successful mission, the Soviets return to the present, discovering the Allied position has indeed been weakened. But before they can truly celebrate, they find out their actions have spawned a new threat and global superpower, the mysterious, technologically advanced Empire of the Rising Sun. Welcome to World War III.

Notable DLC

  • Mass Effect 3 From Ashes (Add-on) – 800 pts – Unearth lost secrets from the past and recruit the Prothean squad member in The Prothean Pack. Also includes a new appearance for each squad member!
  • Forza Motorsport 4 March Pirelli Car Pack (Add-on) – 560 pts – This pack includes 10 cars for you to collect, race, and customize: 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato (Villa d’Este), 1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P, 2012 Ultima GTR, 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS 396, 1995 BMW 850CSi, 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6, 1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza, 2010 Renault Clio RS, 1966 Ford Country Squire.
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 – Demo – With all-new features authentically replicating your golf game like never before, the world’s #1 selling golf game is back putting your swing to the test in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13. The demo brings your real-life swing to life with a completely revamped swing mechanic that allows you to create millions of possible shot combinations with a single club. Download today and find out how to create your very own online country club that will allow you to connect, compete and collect with your friends like never before!

As stated earlier, this week doesn’t really offer too much in the marketplace. Next week is looking much brighter though with two new arcade releases and nearly a dozen arcade games on sale,

[Source: Major Nelson]