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Massive list of Xbox 360 games on sale this week

Planning to grab Xbox 360 games for massive discounts then you need to check out Microsoft’s enormous sale which has you well and truly covered. All the sales below kicked off on July 8, US time. Note that you’ll need a Gold subscription to take advantage of the Titanfall deal, and the Xbox 360 Games with Gold deals below: Serious Sam 3 BFE: Jewel of the Nile – 66% Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter – 66% Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter – 66% Serious Sam Double D XXL – 66% The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dragonborn – 67% The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Hearthfire – 67% The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dawnguard – 67% Halo 4 War Games Map Pass – 50% WWE 2K14 Season Pass – 50% Gears of War 3 Season Pass – 50% Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass – 40% Sensible World of Soccer – 66% The Walking Dead ...

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Xbox 360 First Look

The next full-fledged Borderlands game is the Pre-Sequel is being built for Xbox 360 by 2K Australia and is slated for release later this year. Tony Lawrence is the head of Xbox Australia, tells the folks at Total Xbox what the Pre-Sequel is all about. And this is where things start to go right. It’s a fan-pleaser. “It’s about how Handsome Jack became the Handsome Jack we know from the second game,” he explains. “It’s about his beginnings, and the things that he does on the way that help turn him into the maniacal, psychotic tyrant that we know. We go from his beginnings, as a guy who wants to bring order, through to a guy who wants fame, fortune and mayhem.” You don’t play Handsome Jack. He’ll be taking more of an advisory ear-piece ro...

Assassin’s Creed games will support Xbox 360 for now

“Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be another major entry in the franchise’s history,” said Ubi CEO Yves Guillemot in an investor call last night. “The game will showcase the city of Paris with amazing next-gen graphics and will incorporate great new innovations that will be revealed at E3. “The title will be released this fall on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. We have not disclosed our plan yet for the Xbox 360 and PS3 SKUs, however we have made it clear as a company that we will expect to continue supporting both consoles for the foreseeable future.” A secret, undisclosed plan, huh? Sounds interesting. There are rumours that, alongside development of Unity, Ubi is working on a separate game, code-named Comet, for both last gen consoles. Apparently, it’s ...

Warface exits beta on Xbox 360 yesterday

The Xbox 360 version of the free to play multiplayer shooter from Crytek Kiev, Warface is now out of beta and is available to all Xbox Live Gold members announced Microsoft’s Larry Hryb announced today. Crytek launched Warface sometime in February in closed beta on Xbox 360. And opened up the beta in late March. Players of the open beta won’t need to re-download Warface; they’ll just have to update to the full version the next time they launch it. Warface was released on Windows PC last October in North America, Europe and Turkey. It is also available on PC in China, Korea and Russia. Source: Major Nelson

Ubisoft and Carbon games bring Airmech Arena to Xbox Live

Ubisoft announced a partnership with Carbon Games to bring AirMech Arena to Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft. The fast-paced, free-to-play game will be available for download on Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft this summer.   “As an indie developer, AirMech has been our passion for the past several years, and we are thrilled to partner with Ubisoft to bring the game to console,” said James Green of Carbon Games. “AirMech Arena was created from the ground up to be the ultimate RTS experience with a gamepad. The fast-paced action and depth of strategy brings console gamers a new experience we are confident they will enjoy.” In a war-torn future, powerful weapons known as AirMechs dominate the battlefields in the fight for scarce re...

Microsoft Studios acquires rights to Gears of War franchise

Microsoft already has the rights to the Halo series, and now it’s adding another blockbuster to its stable of franchises: Gears of War. The company announced today that it has acquired the rights for the series from developer Epic Games. While no new Gears of War games were announced, development for the series will be handled by Microsoft Studios’ Vancouver-based subsidiary Black Tusk Studios. Former series producer Rod Fergusson will be joining Black Tusk to “play a key studio leadership role” on the franchise. Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft Studios, Hanno Lemke, General Manager of Black Tusk Studios at Microsoft Studios, and Rod Fergusson talk about the big news. Why did Microsoft purchase the “Gears of War” franchise? Phil Spencer: It all comes back to our comm...

Microsoft start New Year with a bang giving two free games for Xbox Live Gold members

Microsoft is starting this new year’s off with a bash as they are giving two free games for Xbox Live Gold members via the Games with Gold program. From the 1st of January till the 15th, the kung fu-heavy crime game, Sleeping Dogs is going to be available for these select few. And for the second half of the month, which is from the 15th to the 30th of January, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be free for those members. Source: Xbox.com

Gears of War to make a comeback?

Microsoft executive Phil Spencer has spoken about the future of the Gears of War series, saying that the series would need to “expand what it was” in order to continue onto the Xbox One. “I want to find a great Gears game,” said Spencer on IGN’s Podcast Unlocked It has been the first active discussion of the future of the Gears of War series since Gears of War: Judgmentlaunched earlier in the year, which did not accomplish the same critical and sales success of former games in the series. “I thought we did a good job with Judgment,” said Spencer, “but I don’t think it hit the level of quality we saw in the previous games. I think review scores showed that. Sales showed that. I really think we’d need to take a step back with Epic a...

80 Million Xbox 360 Sold and Counting

Microsoft revealed yesterday that  Xbox 360 has “reached 80 million consoles sold to retailers worldwide” according to its internal data. “Sold to retailers” doesn’t necessarily mean all of these consoles have yet to trickle out to customers, though retailers wouldn’t buy consoles unless there was consumer demand. Microsoft also mentioned that although it was beaten by PlayStation 3 in monthly sales last month, it holds the title of the top-selling console in the US in 2013. 1.6 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold in the US this year. On the back of strong Grand Theft Auto V sales, Xbox 360 software amounted to $401.2 million in the US in September, Xbox 360’s strongest September since its launch eight years ago. Xbox 360 launched in the fall of 2005. At 80 million sold, it’s of...

August’s ‘Games with Gold’ titles confirmed

The advent of Xbox One has been a blessing in disguise for Xbox Live members with 2 free games being dished out to gamers every month. Microsoft has confirmed the next round of free games that Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download in August. Firstly, from August 1 until August 15, paid subscribers can download the acclaimed Crackdown for free. This open-world action game from the now-defunct Realtime Worlds was described as ‘Grand Theft Auto with superheroes’ when it was released back in February 2007. Then, from August 16 to August 31, both Dead Rising 2 and its prequel Dead Rising 2: Case Zero will be available for free. Dead Rising 2 was released in September 2010 and was praised for its constant action and the numerous ways players could dispose of its never-ending zombie...

World of Tanks now available on Xbox 360 Edition Beta

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Beta Is Live, Wargaming had started taking beta applications for the new Xbox 360 edition of World of Tanks back in mid-June. Beta participants received emails starting yesterday with free download codes for the beta version of the game. Here’s the current play schedule if you managed to get in. 1. Wednesday, July 3rd: 3:00pm – 9:00pm PST (US and Canada) 2. Thursday, July 4th: 10:00am – 5:00pm PST (US and Canada) 3. Friday, July 5th: 10:00am – 5:00pm PST (US and Canada) 4. Saturday, July 6th: 10:00am – 7:00pm PST (US and Canada) 5. Sunday, July 7th: 10:00am – 7:00pm PST (US and Canada) The beta requires and Xbox Live Gold membership and 1.4 GB of hard drive space. Did you miss out on applying for the invite, the signup webpage is still accepting entri...

Gear of War : Lost Relics DLC is here

The new Lost Relics DLC for Gears of War: Judgment will be arriving tomorrow, June 18th for VIP members!  The rest of Gears fans can expect to get their hands on Lost Relics the following Tuesday, June 25th.  This DLC includes four new maps, new weapon and armor skins, as well as the new mode Breakthrough.  Read up on all the new maps and study the flythrough videos below to get the competitive edge over your enemies. CHECKOUT – Checkout’s combat takes place in the carcass of an abandoned superstore.  The shop owners tried to move inventory with a closeout sale in the weeks leading up to the HOD evacuations, but ultimately had to walk away and leave everything to time and history.  The intense close-quarters combat of the store aisles makes every decision important.  Weapon selection is ke...


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