Jun 6, 2012

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Xbox Marketplace Update: May 6, 2012

Xbox Marketplace Update: May 6, 2012

For the second week in a row, gold members are “treated” with more rehashed deals for age old titles. I guess it’d be easy to forgive Microsoft since E3 is this week, but how hard would it be to put some different deals up on fan favorites? Anyways, we’ve got two new additions to the arcade, a couple more add-ons and a nice demo for college football fans this week.

Deal of the Week

  • Boulder Dash-XL – 800 pts 400 pts – The creative and frantic gameplay mix from classic game Boulder Dashrequired both our reflexes and brains to avoid murderous rock slides of Boulders and get our hands on those precious Diamonds in those original 20 fun-filled Caves infested by Fireflies, Butterflies and Amoebas. Now, our childhood heroes appear for the first time on Xbox 360 in Boulder Dash® – XL™! Leaving the essence of what we all love about Rockford  classic quest for Diamonds intact, this all new Next Gen-Style Boulder Dash® includes 5 exciting Game Modes (over 150 caves), 4 beautiful worlds, new Gameplay Elements, Monsters and more Diamonds to snatch than ever before!
  • SEGA Bass Fishing – 800 pts 400 pts - 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. Get hooked!
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Collection – 1600 pts 800 pts – The Undead Nightmare Collection combines the Undead Nightmare Pack, Liars and Cheats Pack & Legends and Killers Pack. Undead Nightmare Pack: An entirely new single-player campaign following John Marston as he tries to find a cure for the highly-infectious undead plague. Liars and Cheats Pack: Multiplayer Poker, Liar’s Dice, Horse Racing, Stronghold competitive mode and Explosive Rifle. Legends and Killers Pack: Nine new map areas, Multiplayer Characters from Red Dead Revolver and Tomahawk weapon.

(These next few are all Borderlands DLC. They’re each normally 800 pts but this week they’re 50% off)

  • New Revolution
  • Secret Armory
  • The Underdome
  • Zombie Island

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Bang Bang Racing

Release Date: June 6, 2012
Price: 800 pts
Developer: Digital Reality Software
Publisher: Digital Reality Software

Put the pedal to the metal with Bang Bang Racing, a brand new top-down arcade car racer perfect for every speed demon in the family! Choose from 20 sleek cars in four different categories (muscle cars, Evo GT, Protech and open-wheel formula cars), eight different skins and nine exotic, reversible and variable tracks around the world. Cones and exploding barrels will challenge your driving skills on snow, water, sand and oil covered tracks. You can also take the race to 4-player split-screen multiplayer to show your friends or family who the daddy is!

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

Release Date: June 6, 2012
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: SEGA
Publisher: SEGA

Reignite your inner fighter and prepare for the ultimate showdown! Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is the definitive version of the Virtua Fighter 5 series that incorporates all the enhancements SEGA has rolled out since 2007 with some brand new features.

Games on Demand

  • Ninja Gaiden II – (A RIDICULOUS) $44.99 – Don’t get me wrong, Ninja Gaiden II is a pretty good game and definitely worth checking out if you enjoy action titles or are a masochist but the game is already a platinum hit retailing downwards from $19.99! Then again, this is still probably a better deal then buying Ninja Gaiden III
  • Deepak Chopra’s Leela – $29.99 - Welcome to Deepak Chopra’s Leela, a groundbreaking interactive experience that brings focus, energy and balance to everyday life. Leela helps us engage the seven chakras or energy centers within each of us. Explore seven movements in Play Mode using natural body gestures to relax the entire body. Focus on specific areas of the body in Reflect Mode to unwind and develop a “flow state.” Now for the first time ever, users can actually see and measure their breathing using Kinect technology to enhance meditation. Users can also create and customize personal “mandalas” – artwork that expresses their unique essence – and view it as a meditation map or share it with friends on Facebook. Rebalance and rejuvenate your inner space through play.

Notable DLC

  • Dragon’s Dogma – From a Different Sky Part 3 – 80 pts – The third batch of 10 quests in the series, ‘From a Different Sky.’ Their goals are simple: obtain special medallions. But it will take all your smarts to get them all. Check the notice board below the Pawn Guild to begin! *Some quests may only be taken on or completed at certain points in the story, or with certain combinations of vocations and skills. *A maximum of 6 quests appear on each notice board at a time. Please clear a few if you don’t see your new purchases right away
  • Sniper Elite V2 – Assassinate The Fuhrer – 800 pts – The ultimate shot. The ultimate mission. Kill Hitler. Intel has been received that suggests Hitler is returning from Berchtesgaden to Berlin via his personal train. Intercept the convoy and take down the Führer. One shot can truly change history. Also includes 2 exclusive sniper rifles – the Kar 98 and the SVT-40.
  • Top Gun: Hard Lock - Demo – Lock onto the Rush with Top Gun: Hard Lock and shoot down your enemies one by one! Take to the skies in your F14 to defend your fleet with some fancy flying. Take off and land on the air craft carrier and feel the burn as you break the sound barrier chasing MiGs at Mach II.
  • Summer Stars 2012 – Demo – Whether playing solo in the expansive career mode or competing with friends in the addictive four player multiplayer modes, Summer Stars 2012 brings you an exciting arcade-style sporting experience. Take on a huge variety of summer sports and special challenges and see if you’ve got what it takes to bring home the gold this summer!
  • NCAA Football 13 – Demo – Take your team to victory with a former Heisman Trophy winner on your team with NCAA Football 13. With one of 10 former Heisman winners on your roster, see if you have the confidence and poise to utilize his legendary skill set to capture the Heisman Trophy—this time for your school. Experience the game like never before with an all-new passing game where players track and fight for the ball, and feel the excitement of gameday as ESPN Studio Updates bring the game to life in a dynamic football environment. Make your mark and lead your team to glory with NCAA Football 13.

[Source: Xbox]