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The Beautiful Puzzle Pack bundles four great XBLA games at a discount

By  •  July 16, 2013

Today the Beautiful Puzzle Pack silently stepped into the new release section of the marketplace and this is not something you want to overlook. If puzzle games are your …
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What we are playing: February 3

By  •  February 3, 2013

What we are playing is a weekly column published on Sunday. Select members of the team talk about the games they’ve been playing over the past week and which they’re …
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Huge “Countdown to 2013” marketplace sale begins December 18

By  •  December 16, 2012

In a blog post he’s since deleted, Xbox Live Director of Programming, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, announced the “Countdown to 2013” sale for the marketplace. The sale, which begins on December 18 and runs through December 31, will see discounts for a raft of content from certain franchises and publishers on both XBLA and the wider marketplace.

Although the official page has been pulled, the folks over at NeoGAF managed to compile a reasonably comprehensive list of the titles to go on sale and the date their discounts will take effect. Unfortunately, Major Nelson never revealed the discounted prices at any stage. But if you hope to catch any of the games or DLC in the list below for cheap, it may pay to stock up on MSP!

However, the fact that the official page has been pulled (even though most of the details are out in the wild) has us at least a little concerned, so maybe try not to pin all your hopes and dreams on the “Countdown to 2013” sale.

The full list of currently known discounted XBLA items follows:

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Deal of the Week and more: October 9 – October 15

By  •  October 10, 2012

Another busy week of XBLA sales sees Toy Soldiers and Toy Soldiers: Cold War along with their various add-ons being discounted in this week’s Deal of the Week. Those …
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Xbox Live Back to School Sale

By  •  September 5, 2012

What better way to celebrate going back to school than spending money on books, supplies, or the most obvious purchase: video games! Microsoft has discounted over 30 games and DLC for this week’s Xbox Live Deal of the Week. These deals will run from September 4th-10th for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members (noted below.)Study hard and enjoy these deals while they last! Read More

Toy Soldiers: Cold War and others half price this week

By  •  July 10, 2012

Do you like saving money? Of course you like saving money! Join us, then, as we embark on an adventure across the fields of frugality. Next stop: The Microsoft Studios Sale. This midsummer week boasts no less than five games all slashed, sliced and diced in price. Wallets at the ready, thrifty friends.

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XBLA sales figures for the month of April

By  •  June 1, 2012

Before we go marching on into the land of statistics… Yes the following figures are based on leaderboard data. No it’s not entirely accurate. It is, however, the best barometer we have. Onward!

It’s been a fine two months. We’ve seen the likes of Trials Evolution and Minecraft shatter records, Fez and The Walking Dead revitalise dusty genres and titles like Skullgirls and The Pinball Arcade bolstering genres with an already strong showing on XBLA. Not to mention Fable: Heroes, The Splatters and Anomaly Warzone Earth rounding out a special 8 weeks.

Rewind a little to April and actual sales data isn’t quite as cheery, at least not across the board. As usual, Gamasutra has the full rundown.

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Fez claims weekly top spot in XBLA activity

By  •  April 18, 2012

Exalted puzzle/platformer Fez has hurtled into pole position in this week’s Live Activity leaderboards, warding off strong competition from Skullgirls which debuted at number 2. Comments from controversial helmsman …
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XBLAFancast Episode 57 – Eightieser

By  •  April 17, 2012

While we did record a regular show last week in addition to our three PAX specials, it got lost in the dark recesses of my hard drive never to be heard from again. So here we are back with a regular show, minus one Andrew Crews. Myself, Perry and Todd struggle on without him though and discuss some of the big releases from the past week. We hit on The Splatters and Skullgirls but the bulk of the game talk goes to Fez, don’t worry though there’s no spoilers!

Perry rushes through what little news there is before taking the opportunity to talk about some of his favourite XBLA games he saw at PAX.

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XBLA Wednesday: April 11

By  •  April 11, 2012

Is sour candy, sultry fighting, and splatters something you enjoy? XBLA Wednesday has got some games to appease to all of your enjoyments. First up, World Gone Sour takes …
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