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Xbox Live Marketplace Adds Demos for Apache: Air Assault, Kinect Joy Ride and Rock Band 3

Three new demos have appeared on the Xbox Live Marketplace today, giving players a taste of the latest (and upcoming) titles to land on the Xbox 360.

Demos for the latest Harmonix music title Rock Band 3, the motion-controlled Kinect Joy Ride from BigPark, and Activision's upcoming helicopter action-title Apache: Air Assault are all available for download on the Marketplace now. Each demo is exclusive to Xbox Live Gold members. Read more »

"Apache feels surprisingly solid in terms of flight controls. Doesn't look like anything great in ..."
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GameStop Expands Digital Storefront for PC Games, Xbox 360 Coming Soon

North American retailer GameStop has taken another step forward in its expansion to digital games and content with some new features for its burgeoning digital storefront.

Currently, the company is selling digital PC games and offering time-limited demos of certain titles, but eventually plans to offer Xbox 360 games and DLC. For the Xbox 360, customers will be emailed a code to redeem on the Xbox Live Marketplace. GameStop retail stores have already been selling some Xbox 360 digital content. Read more »

"so did you login to EADM & see if you can dload it? or you'll find out in 6 more months? i ..."
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Def Jam Rapstar DLC Adds Kanye, Sugar Hill Gang

4mm Games has added a slew of new tracks and instrumentals to both versions--Xbox 360 and PS3--of its music title, Def Jam Rapstar.

Featuring Kayne West's "Can't Tell Me Nothing" and The Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight"--also known as the track we all inexplicably know the lyrics to at birth--there's something here for everyone. Well, with this many tracks in one single update, we would hope that everyone will find something to their liking. That is, if you're enjoying the game as much as we did. Read more »

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Single Track from Rush Joins Rock Band 3 DLC

Joining the already released tracks from The Doors will be "Subdivisions" from Rush's 1982 Signals album. As with all Harmonix content, it will immediately support Pro Drums. It also happens to have an awesome keyboard part for the new peripheral. For an additional $1, you'll be able to grab a Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrade.

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"Doors pack is already out since day 1. 3 of those songs are free and the rest for 1200 points. ..."
- dantastic    See all 2 comments


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light 'Free' DLC Coming to Xbox 360 on Oct. 27

Although we already knew Lara Croft had discovered the sacred "Rune of Connectivity" to enable online co-op for her latest adventure, today we've learned that the "free, for a limited time" DLC on Xbox 360 will also launch on October 27--which, according to the Mayan calendar, is tomorrow.

The content, dubbed "All the Trappings," adds a new area for players to "conquer" and features the laundry list of Ms. Croft's favored skills: Puzzle solving, exploration, and shooting anything that moves. Read more »

"Honestly, the first DLC should be free permanently, not just for a month. Whatever. i'm buying ..."
- radioactivez0r    See all 8 comments


Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Demo Races to XBLM and PSN; Available for a Limited Time

With Criterion Games at the helm of a new Need for Speed, we're expecting a lot of intense battles for first place--complete with a lot of crashing. This week we'll get to find out if Criterion can deliver on its vision of EA's longstanding racing franchise, as a demo for Hot Pursuit set to launch on the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network.

The demo for Criterion's Need for Speed Hot Pursuit launches on October 26 in North America for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Europe can expect the PS3 demo on October 27. Read more »

"Got to play 10 minutes at Eurogamer Expo a couple weeks ago, it felt very Burnout, which is not ..."
- VivekRean    See all 19 comments


Xbox Live Marketplace Late October, Early November Revealed; Multiple XBLA Titles Discounted

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The content schedule for the Xbox Live Marketplace reveals a handful of mostly recent XBLA additions will see price cuts in a Gold member exclusive Deal of the Week beginning on November 1. Snoopy Flying Ace, Risk: Factions, and Blade Kitten are all on offer during the promotion.

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"I'm pleased to say that Costume Quest has won over my girlfriend. Double Fine, you strike ..."
- NickDelios    See all 6 comments


Borderlands Now Available on Xbox 360 Games on Demand, First Three DLC Packs on Sale

Gearbox and 2K's Borderlands is now available digitally through Xbox 360 Games on Demand for 2400 MS Points ($30). This is the vanilla version of the game, not the recently released Game of the Year Edition, which includes all four DLC packs.

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"I bought retail also, though a bit later and cheaper than what you paid for it but I couldn't ..."
- zardoz555    See all 9 comments


Rock Band DLC: Stone Temple Pilots and Jimmy Eat World

The final batch of Rock Band downloadable content before Rock Band 3 launches on October 26 will bring a six-pack of tracks from Stone Temple Pilots as well as a three-pack of Jimmy Eat World tunes, Harmonix has revealed.

Tracks will cost $2 (160 Microsoft Points; 200 Wii Points) a pop, while the STP pack will be $10 (800 MS Points) and the pack of Jimmy Eat World songs will be $5.50 (440 MS Points). They're all due on October 19 for Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3. Read more »

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Halo: Reach 'Noble Map Pack' Coming Nov. 30

Bungie has revealed details on the first downloadable content headed to Halo: Reach, which will add three new maps to the game's competitive multiplayer modes.

The "Noble Map Pack" is set to be available on the Xbox Live Marketplace on November 30, at an asking price of 800MS Points ($10). The content will also add an additional 250 achievement points to Halo: Reach, which explains a lot. Read more »

"This better not segregate the playlists. God I can't stand that shit."
- h o s t i l e    See all 13 comments


The Doors Queued Up as First Rock Band 3 DLC

On October 26, the same day Rock Band 3 is released in the US, twelve tracks from The Doors will be available as DLC. Additionally, three tracks will be free for the first week of the game's release.

Gamers can snag "Light My Fire", "Riders on the Storm", and "Touch Me" for free between October 26 and November 1 through the in-game Music Store. All three tracks will also support Pro Guitar and Pro Bass, which will not be available for all DLC songs and will cost extra when normally included. Read more »

"Oh, don't worry about that. As soon as the heroin stored up in his body runs out, he'll settle ..."
- SeraphielX    See all 10 comments


OutRun Online Arcade Being Pulled From Sale

Sumo Digital's downloadable Ferrari racing game OutRun Online Arcade has been pulled from sale on the PlayStation Network and will disappear from Xbox Live Arcade at the end of next year, Eurogamer reports.

"Due to the expiry of the contract with Ferrari, OutRun Online Arcade will remain offline on PSN but will still be available on XBLA until Dec 2011," publisher Sega told the site. Read more »

"This would make sense if someone is still left that is familiar enough with the code to swap out ..."
- HisDivineOrder    See all 11 comments


Rock Band Jimi Hendrix DLC Detailed, 12 Tracks Confirmed

Twelve tracks from The Jimi Hendrix Experience will push the Rock Band music library up to 2000 songs when the 'Are You Experienced: Rock Band Edition' pack is released next week for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii.

"What an honor it is for Jimi's music to be part of the Rock Band family," said Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC. "We're delighted that his sound has found yet another route to propel his art and legacy by offering a multigenerational experience that will be a source of inspiration for future musicians." Read more »

"Again, this is only songs from "Are You Experienced" the first album. When the promised ..."
- Masem    See all 8 comments


Xbox Live Marketplace Discounts Bad Company 2 DLC, Adds Dead Space Ignition in October

Xbox Live's Major Nelson has revealed the updated October schedule for the Xbox Live Marketplace. On October 13, the free Pinball FX 2 "core" title release as part of the current "Game Feast" promotion alongside Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 for 1200MS Points ($15) and Dead Space Ignition for 400MS Points ($5). (Ed. Note: Originally I listed this month's XBLA Dead Space release as "Extraction," this is actually "Ignition"--the lead-in title to Dead Space 2. A Dead Space Extraction port is coming to the PSN. Apologizes for the error.)

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"ignition is a mini-game compilation. extraction is an on-rails shooter."
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo Now Hacking and Slashing Dracula's Minions on Xbox Live

While gamers will have a chance to battle the dark forces of evil in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow tomorrow, a demo for the franchise's retail, high-def debut is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

As usual, only Xbox Live Gold Members have the ability to download the game trial, which is available everywhere except Japan and Korea. Read more »

"The demo was so dull and showed almost nothing off of the game. I'm still buying it tomorrow."
- radioactivez0r    See all 8 comments




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