Cian Hassett
31 Aug, 2011

Xbox Live Update - 31/08/2011

360 News | Doody calls.
It's the last day of August and you know what that means - the rush cometh. We had the almighty Deus Ex: Human Revolution to savour last week, and believe it or not, Gears of War 3 is just around the corner. Exciting times indeed. There's also some stuff on Xbox Live, as Major Nelson has told us.

Deals of the Week:

The annual slashing of map packs for Call of Duty has arrived, with everything up until Modern Warfare 2 included. Also included are the Call of Duty 2 extras, because there's still such an enormous community supporting it... but we digress. If you're one of the seven people in the world who decided not to purchase Modern Warfare 2, you can do so through Games On Demand along with Call of Duty: Black Ops. Unfortunately, only the American website has been updated with new Games on Demand prices. Presumably Australia will be getting the same deals if Microsoft has any common sense, but therein lies the problem. Also, Black Ops doesn't appear to be available over here, so who knows what's happening. But the map pack prices are confirmed, so start downloading now.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - US$49.99
  • Modern Warfare 2 - US$34.99
  • MW2 Stimulus Package - 600 MSP (AU$10), a saving of 50%
  • MW2 Resurgence Pack - 600 MSP (AU$10), a saving of 50%
  • World at War Map Pack Bundle - 1000 MSP (AU$16.25), a saving of 50%
  • WaW Map Pack 1 - 400 MSP (AU$6.50), a saving of 50%
  • WaW Map Pack 2 - 400 MSP (AU$6.50), a saving of 50%
  • WaW Map Pack 3 - 400 MSP (AU$6.50), a saving of 50%
  • Call of Duty 4: Variety Map Pack - 400 MSP (AU$6.50), a saving of 50%
  • Call of Duty 3: Valor Map Pack - 200 MSP (AU$3.25), a saving of 50%
  • CoD 3: Bravo Map Pack - 200 MSP (AU$3.25), a saving of 50%
  • Call of Duty 2: Skirmish Map Pack - 200 MSP (AU$3.25), a saving of 50%
  • CoD 2: Invasion Map Pack - 200 MSP (AU$3.25), a saving of 50%
  • Call of Duty Classic - 600 MSP (AU$10), a saving of 50%


Seeing as a lot of people hate Call of Duty with a passion, there's more. The actual deals of the week. If you want some friendly advice, please download the BioShock 2 content, it's an absolute steal.

  • Gatling Gears - 400 MSP (AU$6.50), a saving of 50%
  • Metal Arms: Glitch in the System - 800 MSP (AU$13), a saving of 33%
  • BioShock 2: Minerva's Den - 400 MSP (AU$6.50), a saving of 50%
  • Borderlands: New Revolution - 400 MSP (AU$6.50), a saving of 50%

Welcome to the machine.

Welcome to the machine.
The Call of Duty specials should be available to everyone, but please remember that all Deal of the Week specials are exclusive to Xbox Live Gold subscription holders.

New Releases:

And the games just keep on coming this week. Mortal Kombat Arcade Collection is being released for 800 MSP (AU$13) unless it gets banned like its big brother. That doesn't appear to be the case just yet, so you can get stuck into some brutal fatality action later tonight when it becomes available to purchase.

Next up is The Baconing for 1200 MSP (AU$20). For those who don't already know, it's a follow-up to the DeathSpank games from last year. Same lead character, same humour, different name. Considering how the response to previous installments was quite positive, this one might be worth a look.

To round things off, Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon is launching for 800 MSP (AU$13). It's a co-operative shooter with a slice of funny, but to be perfectly honest, it doesn't look terribly good. You could even say it looks... ugly. Apologies, we had to. Until next week, happy gaming!

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2 years ago
Such a solid week. There goes all my points.

Ms Splosion Man table is released for Pinball FX2 tonight too.
2 years ago
Being a fan of the show, can I just say, Ugly Americans is really enjoyable. It's like an old school arcade shooter, really easy to pick up and play though there's a little strategy in choosing the right weapon for the job and taking down tougher enemies. Plus, dead (pun) funny.
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