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Deal of the Week: Select BioShock 2 content
(via Major Nelson) -   Xbox LIVE Gold members can save on the following BioShock 2 content until August 22nd: BioShock 2 Rapture Metro, 400 Microsoft Points BioShock 2 Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack, 240 Microsoft BioShock Rosie Big Daddy Outfit 240 Microsoft Points (Male) (Female)
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Demo: NARUTO Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2
(via Major Nelson) -   Content: NARUTO Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 Demo Price: Free Availability: All Xbox LIVE Regions Dash Text: The NARUTO Ultimate Ninja series has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide. We present a demo for the latest game in this hit series, NARUTO Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2.
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Arcade: SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD: THE GAME and Shank
(via Major Nelson) -   Content: SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD: THE GAME Price: 800 Microsoft Points Availability: All Xbox LIVE Regions Dash Text: SCOTT PILGRIM is the ROCK-N-ROLL ACTION LOVE-STORY for the 8-BIT GENERATION. Scott Pilgrim is a lovable loser and the best fighter in the province.
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Crackdown 2 - Toy Box Game Add-On
(via Major Nelson) -   Finished up Crackdown 2 and are looking for something else to do in Pacific City? Wait no more. This morning we announced the Toy Box game add-on. Two new vehicles, five new toys, 10 new achievements and much more for 560 points. Once I find out the release date, I’ll let you know.
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This week on Arcade: Scott Pilgrim and Shank
(via Major Nelson) --   Look for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game and Shank this Wednesday.  
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Show 366: Shank, Summer of Arcade ends and more
(via Major Nelson) -   Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)   Co-host : lollip0p (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter) Co-Host: Stepto (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter) Interview: Jaime Cheng, Shank (17:26 - 22:29) WIN BIG with this weeks Name the Game Xbox 101 Gadget talk and more Note: I’ve added the above show notes to the ID3 Lyrics data field.
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Join me for a Windows Phone 7 live video chat
(via Major Nelson) -   Earlier this week at Gamecom in Germany we made a lot of Windows Phone 7 gaming announcements that are pretty interesting for gamers, and especially Xbox LIVE members. Didn’t get a chance to make it to the show but still want to see some cool stuff?  Check out Xbox.
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Arcade: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
(via Major Nelson) -   Content: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Price: 1200 Microsoft Points Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions Dash Text: (ONLINE INTERACTIONS NOT RATED BY THE ESRB) Experience the first ever co-op action-adventure game featuring Lara Croft. Team up with a friend or go at it alone as you traverse and solve deadly traps, fight hordes of undead enemies, and collect over 60 artifacts and relics.
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LIVE Activity for week of Aug 9
(via Major Nelson) -   Here is a look at LIVE activity for the last week:   Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s) 1    Modern Warfare 2   2    Halo 3 3    Call of Duty: WaW 4    Call of Duty 4 (Purchase the full game for direct download) 5    Red Dead Redemption 6    FIFA 10 7    Mafia II Playable Demo (Purchase the full game) 8    GTA IV (Purchase the full game for direct download) 9    Battlefield Bad Co.
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Coming soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace
(via Major Nelson) -   Here is a list of upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace* Please see the blog post I’ll make for each of these for pricing and/or regional availability.   Summer of Arcade wraps up this week this week with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.
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Demo: NHL 11
(via Major Nelson) -   Content: NHL 11 Demo Price: Free Availability: Not available in Asia Dash Text: Celebrating its 20th year, the franchise that captured 22 ‘Sports Game of the Year’ awards has raised the bar again with NHL® 11. Powered by an all-new Real-Time Physics Engine, NHL 11 lets you create highlight reel moments and experience adrenaline-pumping NHL action with unbelievably realistic gameplay featuring broken sticks, faster dangles, and bigger hits unlike any other.
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Games on Demand: The Outfit, Moto GP 08, Guilty Gear US and Phantasy Star JP
(via Major Nelson) -   Content: The Outfit Price: Check pricing in your region Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except Asia Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) This game supports English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.
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Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo Reach console sounds
(via Major Nelson) -   Last week, I shared the audio that the new Xbox 360 console makes. When the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo Reach console is available next month, it will have custom Halo inspired sounds when you press the power button or the disc eject tray. Even though not that many of you will be pressing the eject button after Sept.
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Demo: Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2
(via Major Nelson) -   Content: Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 Price: Free Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions Dash Text: Download the demo. Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.® 2 places you in the shoes of an elite pilot with access to the most advanced and deadliest aircraft ever engineered! -
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Show 365: Lara Croft, NPD’s etc.
(via Major Nelson) -   Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)   Co-host : e (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)   Co-host : lollip0p (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter) Co-Host: Stepto (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter) Interview: Karl Stewart, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (34:23 - 50:11) Interview: Aaron Greenberg, BIG VIP, NPD's (50:11 - 1:11:44)  WIN BIG with this weeks Name the Game Xbox 101 Gadget talk and more Note: I’ve added the above show notes to the ID3 Lyrics data field.
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Arcade: Monday Night Combat
(via Major Nelson) -   Content: Monday Night Combat Price: 1200 Microsoft Points Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions Dash Text: (ONLINE INTERACTIONS NOT RATED BY THE ESRB) Monday Night Combat for Xbox LIVE Arcade is a class-based, third-person shooter…and the most lethal sport of the future! It blends combat, finishing moves, gameshow-like challenges and rewards.
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LIVE Activity for week of Aug 2
(via Major Nelson) -   Here is a look at LIVE activity for the last week:   Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s) 1    Modern Warfare 2   2    Halo 3 3    Call of Duty: WaW 4    Call of Duty 4 (Purchase the full game for direct download) 5    FIFA 10 6    Red Dead Redemption 7    GTA IV (Purchase the full game for direct download) 8    Gears of War 2 9    Battlefield Bad Co.
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Game Add-On: Red Dead Redemption Legends and Killers Pack
(via Major Nelson) -   Content: Legends and Killers Pack Price: 800 Microsoft Points Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions Dash Text: The massive, action-packed world of Red Dead Redemption gets bloodier with the epic new multiplayer content of the Legends and Killers Pack.
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Demo: Mafia II
(via Major Nelson) -   Content: Mafia II Playable Demo Price: Free Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions Dash Text: Vito has started to make a name for himself on the streets of Empire Bay, someone who can be trusted to get a job done. In this hot-leaded playable demo, you and Joe get one of your first serious assignments, to deal with a chump that isn’t playing ball the way the Mob likes it.
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Games on Demand: TC’s H.A.W.X, Juiced 2: HIN & Disney Sing It HSM3
(via Major Nelson) -   Content: TC’s H.A.W.X Price: Check pricing in your region Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except India and Japan Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) This game supports English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.
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Xbox 360 console sounds
(via Major Nelson) -   I like audio. I like audio a lot. I also like to share audio that I think you may enjoy as well. In the past, I’ve posted the Crackdown Agility Orb sound and the Achievement Unlocked sound, and now I am sharing sounds that the new Xbox 360 makes when you turn it on or press the disc eject button.
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Deal of the Week: Dragon Age: Origins content
(via Major Nelson) -   Xbox LIVE Gold members can save on the following Dragon Age: Origins content until August 22nd: Awakening, 1600 Microsoft Points  Return to Ostagar, 240 Microsoft Points Warden's Keep, 400 Microsoft Points Blood Dragon Red Avatar T-shirt , 40 Microsoft Points (Male)
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Show 364: Madden NFL 11, online safety and more
(via Major Nelson) -   Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)   Co-host : e (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)   Co-host : lollip0p (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter) Co-Host: Stepto (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter) Interview: Phil Frazier, Madden NFL 11 (31:35 – 47:52) What are we playing ? Name the Game Xbox 101 gadget talk and much more Note: I’ve added the above show notes to the ID3 Lyrics data field.
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Online Safety and Microsoft Beta programs
(via Major Nelson) -   I’ve recently received a number of questions over Xbox LIVE and Twitter about beta or preview programs we occasionally run for Xbox. All Beta programs we run at Microsoft are run through our official portal Microsoft Connect, located at http://connect.
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Arcade: Castlevania Harmony of Despair
(via Major Nelson) -   Content: Castlevania Harmony of Despair Price: 1200 Microsoft Points Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions Dash Text: (ONLINE INTERACTIONS NOT RATED BY THE ESRB) Step into the shadows of the hell house: Castlevania is back in all its pixel-powered 2D glory, this time in full 1080p! Call upon the series' most hallowed heroes and vanquish your nemesis, Dracula! All-new multiplayer modes like 6-player Co-op and Survival have been whipped up for you, too.
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LIVE Activity for week of July 26
(via Major Nelson) -   Here is a look at LIVE activity for the last week:   Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s) 1    Modern Warfare 2   2    Halo 3 3    Call of Duty: WaW 4    Red Dead Redemption 5   Call of Duty 4 (Purchase the full game for direct download) 6    FIFA 10 7    Gears of War 2 8    GTA IV (Purchase the full game for direct download) 9    Battlefield Bad Co.
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Coming Soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace
(via Major Nelson) -   Here is a list of upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace* Please see the blog post I’ll make for each of these for pricing and/or regional availability.   Summer of Arcade continues this week with Castlevania Harmony of Despair followed by Monday Night Combat and we finish off with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.
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Make your own Fable III Villager
(via Major Nelson) -     The Fable III Village Maker launched today in the US and UK.  For the first time, you can create your own Fable Villager that will appear in the game. Here is how it works: Head over to www.xbox.com/fable3 and start creating your own villager.
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Deal of the Week: Forza 3 Cars and Track Packs
(via Major Nelson) -   Xbox LIVE Gold members can now save 40% on Forza 3 Car and track packs:     AutoWeek Car Show Pack, 240 Microsoft Points Hot Holidays Car Pack, 240 Microsoft Points Jalopnik Car Pack, 240 Microsoft Points Nürburgring GP Track Pack, 240 Microsoft Points
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Show 363: Kinect Pricing, Bundles, MOH Beta and more
(via Major Nelson) -   Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)   Co-host : e (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)   Co-host : lollip0p (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter) Co-Host: Stepto (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter) Interview: Matt Pruitt, Medal of Honor Beta (43:48 – 52:28) e returns from his vacation and discusses his reading list Comic Con What are we playing ? Name the Game Xbox 101 gadget talk and much more Note: I’ve added the above show notes to the ID3 Lyrics data field.
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