Xbox Marketplace: “Winter Of Arcade” + More…


“It’s that time… of the season…”

Microsoft have announced the line-up for their annual “Winter of Arcade” promotion, and as always, it’s a doozy. Plenty of variety in the titles, but each as enticing as the next.

As a special promotion, if you buy all 5 you’ll get a full 1,200 MSpoint refund (that’s effectively one for free!!).

Xbox Live Arcade Weekly Releases:

  • Limbo – 1,200 MSpoints
    A puzzle/platform hybrid with an eerie greyscale colour scheme that has already won several awards. Think of an ominous version of Braid, another award-winning game.

Hydro Thunder Hurricane

  • 28/7/2010     Hydro Thunder Hurricane – 1,200 MSPoints
    The revamped sequel to the arcade (and Dreamcast, N64 and PS1) smash hit game. Jetboats with grunt!!
  • 4/8/2010        Castlevania: Harmony of Despair – 1,200 MSPoints
    Dracula’s back!! The next installment in a classic series.
  • 11/8/2010      Monday Night Combat – 1,200 MSPoints
    A third-person shooter in the style of Team Fortress 2. Many “classes” to influence gameplay and a heavy emphasis on multiplayer.

  • 18/8/2010      Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light – 1,200 MSPoints
    A new installment in the Lara Croft franchise, with a twist – for the first time it supports co-op.

Deal(s) Of The Week*:

      Week Commencing 19/7/2010:
             – Assassin’s Creed 2 content

  • “Sequence 12: Battle of Forli” DLC – 240 MSpoints (saving 25%)
  • “Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities” DLC – 240 MSpoints (saving 25%)
  • “Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities + Secret Locations” DLC – 400 MSpoints (saving 29%)
    (*Note: these are the 3 tombs from the Black Edition of the game, which also is the 1 tomb included in the White Edition)
  • “Da Vinci’s Flying Machine” Avatar item – 160 MSpoints (saving 33%)
  • “Guard Armor” Avatar item – 240 MSpoints (saving 40%)

      Week Comencing 26/7/2010:
             – Borderlands content

  • “Secret Armory” DLC – 400 MSpoints (saving 50%)
  • “Zombie Island” DLC – 400 MSpoints (saving 50%)
  • “The Underdome” DLC – 400 MSpoints (saving 50%)

      Week Comencing 26/7/2010:
             – Forza 3 content

  • “Autoweek Car Show Pack” DLC – 240 MSpoints (saving 40%)
  • “Hot Holidays Car Pack” DLC – 240 MSpoints (saving 40%)
  • “Jalopnik Car Pack” DLC – 240 MSpoints (saving 40%)
  • “Nürburgring GP Track Pack” DLC – 240 MSpoints (saving 40%)
  • “The Road & Track Car Pack” DLC – 240 MSpoints (saving 40%)

*Note: the “Deal of the Week” promotion is only available to profiles with a Gold Live Subscription.


Games On Demand Releases**:

  • 20/7/2010           Stuntman: Ignition
  • 20/7/2010           NFL Tour
  • 20/7/2010           Facebreaker (not in Aussie region)
  • 27/7/2010           The Lord of the Rings: Conquest
  • 27/7/2010           WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2008
  • 27/7/2010           WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2009

**Note: “Games on Demand” releases vary from region to region, as well as having different prices locally. Prices and scheduling availability will be edited (or removed) as these details are released and whether or not they relate to the Australian Marketplace.

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Favourite games include Shadow Complex, the Assassin’s Creed series, and he lives in hope of a new console title in the Star Wars: Battlefront series.

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  1. avatar

    The co-op for Lara Croft will NOT be shiping on release date, instead it will be released in september, and it better be FREE!!