This Week and Next Week on Xbox Live
Written By
View author's profile

Here's a little look at some of the things you've got to look forward to this week and next week on the Xbox Live Marketplace, with Puddle and Quarrel hitting the Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow, closely followed by the Kinect funk 'em up, Rhythm Party the week after.

As far as deals go meanwhile, this week sees LA Noire DLC being slashed to half price, meaning you can complete and close the book on any remaining cases on the mean streets of 40s Los Angeles for next to nothing. And if you missed half price Bastion over the holiday period, then there's a second chance to grab it next week for just 600 Microsoft Points.

The rest of the offerings on XBL are all here too, from the Assassin's Creed: Revelations Mediterranean Traveller Pack to the UFC Undispited 3 demo, Syndicate demo and a whole bunch more besides. Take a look at the treats that are on offer this week and next week:

Xbox Live Arcade

  • Puddle - 25-Jan - 800 MSP
  • Quarrel - 25-Jan - 400 MSP
  • Rhythm Party - 1-Feb - 800 MSP

Game Add-Ons

  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Mediterranean Traveller Pack - 24-Jan - 800 MSP
  • UFC Personal Trainer Cain Velasquez Workout Pack - 31-Jan 800 MSP

Deal of the Week

L.A. Noire Add-Ons - 24-Jan–30-Jan

  • Reefer Madness Vice Case - 160 MSP (50% off)
  • Nicholson Electroplating Arson Case - 160 MSP (50% off)
  • The Sharpshooter Detective Suit - 40 MSP (50% off)
  • A Slip Of The Tongue Traffic Case - 160 MSP (50% off)
  • The Broderick Detective Suit - 40 MSP (50% off)
  • The Naked City Vice Case - 160 MSP (50% off)
  • The Badge Pursuit Challenge & Button Man Suit - 80 MSP (50% off)
  • Bastion - 31-Jan–6-Feb - 600 MSP (50% off)

Games on Demand

  • Duke Nukem Forever - 24-Jan
  • Cabela’s Outdoor Adventures - 31-Jan
  • Section 8 - 31-Jan
  • First Templar - 31-Jan


  • UFC Undisputed 3 - 24-Jan
  • Syndicate - 31-Jan
  • First Templar - 31-Jan

Avatar Marketplace

  • Threadless - 24-Jan
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Update - 24-Jan
  • Ninja Update - 24-Jan
  • Deluxe Collection - 31-Jan
  • The Darkness II Update - 31-Jan

[Via Major Nelson]


User Comments

Forum Posts: 69
Comment #1 by InfestusDnB
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:33:58 AM
(13Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Lol, just the word 'Demand' in the same sentance as Duke Nukem strikes me as wrong........ :-p

Forum Posts: 2
Comment #2 by TheUltimAteFace
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:36:49 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Woooh! I can finally complete L.a. Noire!

Forum Posts: 1185
Comment #3 by MartyMcFly
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:36:56 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Wait...what? Didn't the First Templar come out last May '11 and it's just NOW getting a demo?

There's a reason why that game failed.

Forum Posts: 5
Comment #4 by Link5646
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:37:17 AM
(5Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Bastion on sale again? Good for people who missed it.

Forum Posts: 166
Comment #5 by ThrustfulSteve
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:37:50 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Saw a pre owned copy of Duke Nukem Forever in gamestation the other day for £4...wonder how much they will want for it on demand

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #6 by El Mago de Oz
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:38:32 AM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Crap, after crap, after crap. I wish Microsoft put a week only for arcade games! There are a lit of really good and fun arcade games that have never been on sale. :/

Forum Posts: 2
Comment #7 by MIKE11.6
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:39:19 AM
(2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I missed Bastion in the 12 days of Christmas, but now I will be able to get it.

Forum Posts: 169
Comment #8 by Arron114
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:39:49 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Who comes up with this shit? Bastion the best sale of the Christmas countdown.... again?

Wasn't LA noire season pass also up there for sale over Christmas?

4 weeks the same things on sale. Rubbish planning.

Forum Posts: 451
Comment #9 by Mr Matty
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:40:07 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Duke Nukem Forever - 24-Jan price £50
That's about right lol.
Shame the games worth a tenth of that

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #10 by blackout529
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:41:05 AM
(2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
::rubs eyes:: Is that a 400 point Microsoft game I see there??

Forum Posts: 27
Comment #11 by Arawos
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:44:00 AM
(2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Lol, I read the kinect title as "F*ck em up!"

Forum Posts: 72
Comment #12 by Clode101
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:44:59 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Did the new Space Marine DLC come out today? I saw it on the Market Place but there are no achievement updates and I didn't think it was supposed to be out for another week. headscratch.jpg

Forum Posts: 3223
Comment #13 by DecadentBeaver
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:45:16 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Awesome, just finished la noire, and wanted the dlc.even better its half price. Just got 250 quid present, and now I'll have some more fun. Means I can get deus ex dlc as well now.

As for duke nukem. Its not even worth stealing.

Forum Posts: 2200
Comment #14 by cheevo360
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:47:02 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Will try Puddle trials.

Forum Posts: 61
Comment #15 by JDAckers
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:47:11 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
GTA 4 last week LA Noire this week and Bastion next week. Annoying that I have them all, but my bank balance will be happier!

Forum Posts: 147
Comment #16 by sleepynow
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:49:00 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@7 : I was thinking the exact same thing! What are the chances- 2 really smart, obviously good looking people checking out the same thing on line...

Forum Posts: 2200
Comment #17 by cheevo360
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:49:58 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Got 100% and 1400G for LA Noire completed last Summer and some of players who not buy some DLCs. They should buy now for cheap Deals!!!

Forum Posts: 1105
Comment #18 by Pixo
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:52:45 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Might get Bastion. Everything else is a snorefest.

Forum Posts: 92
Comment #19 by PluralAces
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 09:59:37 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
still waiting for the LA Noire Complete Edition to drop to $30 or less

Forum Posts: 28
Comment #20 by harryscarr
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:01:29 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Yeah, space marine dlc missing, woulda picked it up, it looks fun, but no achievments? Ill wait, save my wallet.

Forum Posts: 1068
Comment #21 by The Bum-Mobile
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:01:46 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Space Marine DLC today as well, if I'm not mistaken. I'm gonna get it, support the game. Can't say I think too many people will be getting it though.

Forum Posts: 69
Comment #22 by q WhiZ KiD p
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:02:40 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
So if you have made it this far without picking up bastion you owe it to yourself to get it now!

Forum Posts: 228
Comment #23 by Brengun
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:03:15 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I thought games on demand were based on sales? So we can get shit like Duke Nukem and First Templar but Strangers Wrath remains in limbo because its too big to be an xbox live title and 'not good enough' to be a game on demand title? Bring it out now!

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #24 by ThoracicKez
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:06:36 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
i love la noire

Forum Posts: 59
Comment #25 by zeroy042
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:13:41 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I had duke nukem for $5 on black friday but bestbuy cancelled the o0rder, so i refuse to pay more

Thanks for pointing out bastion i missed it also during 12 days, thinking there would be better deals, how wrong i was... Purchase!

Forum Posts: 15
Comment #26 by threefiftyzzz
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:14:17 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Still no ssx demo release.!? I hope they keep their promise of releasing it before the game comes out..

Forum Posts: 5
Comment #27 by Bibliodoc
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:17:06 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I'm with #8 - this is just careless. I love LA Noire, and I bought Bastion on sale over Christmas (if you missed it then, this is a great opportunity to play a great game). However, to be on deal, together, already is poor. This recycling of offers is really no kind of deal at all.

Forum Posts: 597
Comment #28 by F Swan
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:17:31 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment have Duke Nukem for £6.85 new ...

Forum Posts: 3
Comment #29 by Reid Kasunic
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:24:19 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
What is bastion like?

Forum Posts: 1485
Comment #30 by dirge
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:37:30 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
The Bruce Lee avatar gear still hasn't come out from last week. :/

Forum Posts: 70
Comment #31 by dward_432
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:50:06 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Glad to see them giving proper reductions to things that were in the Xmas sales. Only for my own selfish reasons however as I missed all the new Vegas content so hoping to see that pronto

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #32 by blackout529
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 11:07:28 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

Best to wait till next week when its actually one sale :p

Forum Posts: 53
Comment #33 by Nuke2099
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 11:08:05 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Space Marine is missing, its meant to be out tomorrow for the 360 unless it was delayed for a week.

Forum Posts: 3
Comment #34 by mato69
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 11:08:13 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@29 Awesome

Forum Posts: 6121
Comment #35 by Crimson Ridley
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 11:27:23 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Sweet! I missed out on Bastion last month, so this will be the perfect time to snap it up. :)

Forum Posts: 402
Comment #36 by ademlakey
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 11:36:25 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Another week of recycled deals.

Forum Posts: 292
Comment #37 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 11:51:29 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Lameness continues, which is good actually. Can't afford to spend too much money right now and MS doesn't seem like they want our money (yes you heard it here first, though they are probably busy finding a way to juice us for even more greens LOL)

Forum Posts: 1635
Comment #38 by HugTheBear
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 12:22:36 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
D'oh! I have points for Alan Wake, I Am Alive, & Skyrim DLC.. Might have to spend some of those points on Bastion. That game looked great, never got around to buying it though.

Forum Posts: 1628
Comment #39 by kyboy
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 12:30:21 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
it seems like MS is getting worse an worse at the deals section... just horrible..

Forum Posts: 103
Comment #40 by Rafie
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 12:34:19 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Dammit I just bought Bastion last week!

@38 I'm not really into RPG's, but Bastion is FRICKIN' AWESOME!!! The narration is one of the game's best features. LOL On the same note Bastion is more like an action RPG than anything.

Forum Posts: 289
Comment #41 by zarda1
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 12:46:24 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
rockstar pass was just on sale for LA noire and includes all that dlc and it was 10$ where as total you'd pay 11$ for all that. just like gta4 going on sale every other week now. and @38 you better have a lot of MS points saved up for skyrim dlc, heard it was likely to be around 30$.

Forum Posts: 1749
Comment #42 by UberPirateNinja
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 01:03:39 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
meh to all that, i just wanna know when the simpons arcade is out

Forum Posts: 178
Comment #43 by Blue Thunder28
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 01:16:50 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Syndicate demo is all I'm looking forward to this month.

Forum Posts: 30
Comment #44 by Man On The Run
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 01:22:41 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Yay for Bastion as i missed it on the 12 days :D

Forum Posts: 1635
Comment #45 by HugTheBear
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 01:28:41 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@41.. You gotta be shittin' me. I would still pay for it because I know the content will be worth the money. Plus this is the first year since CoD 4 that I'm not buyin CoD DLC. So I'll use that money for it ;).. Where did you hear that?

@40.. I tend to like action RPG's more. Good news, thanks.

Forum Posts: 402
Comment #46 by ademlakey
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 01:50:20 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
bastion is still 1200 points on the dashboard.

Forum Posts: 14
Comment #47 by Stoko
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 02:27:01 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Finally! Been waiting for this LA Noire DLC to go on sale for AGES. The Season Pass has been reduced a few times, but they've never reduced the individual items before (unless I missed it, in which case, oops). Which has sucked, because I already had every single other piece of it thanks to various preorder bonuses and the like. Finally I can get the last 200G - think that's the only game I've ever seen where the paid DLC achievements are a default part of the list, and not only made visible after you buy the DLC?

Forum Posts: 1
Comment #48 by hibsta1992
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 02:33:55 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
My local Walmart has Duke Nukem for less than $10. That's still more than I want to pay for that game

Forum Posts: 27
Comment #49 by KrisXX
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 02:38:20 PM
(-2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Dear morons who don't think before they post, they repeat sales because those sale make a lot of money for them. So of course they will put the same games on sale if it brings in some nice $$$$$.

Forum Posts: 47
Comment #50 by Cade91
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 02:40:40 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Anyone know what the update for AC:R will be? Hope it fixes the Sage achievement.

Forum Posts: 106
Comment #51 by tincann
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 02:42:39 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Wow. This is the Xbox Live Deal of the Week, Alzheimer's Edition. Their memory is so bad that don't remember that they just had Bastion & The L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass on sale during the Holidays a few weeks ago. Sad

Forum Posts: 125
Comment #52 by Racxie
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 02:44:34 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Glad I'll be able to get Bastion seen as I missed out on the half price over x-mas. Just hope I'll be able to afford it along with the House Party games.

Forum Posts: 271
Comment #53 by macd
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 02:56:19 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Bastion - 31-Jan–6-Feb - 600 MSP (50% off)

Missed this on 12 days of Christmas, quite fancy it for cheap!

Forum Posts: 615
Comment #54 by theNomad
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 04:25:21 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I think its fair them giving Bastian a sale spot, it was 600msp only for 1 day over xmas. La Noire has been offered more than enough times in the past, I'm pretty sure if people haven't bought it already they're not going to.

Forum Posts: 313
Comment #55 by Kyanite
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 04:37:24 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@ #53: Same!

Forum Posts: 755
Comment #56 by l.maciver
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 04:38:39 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
#5, about 39.99 or ablove 30

Forum Posts: 186
Comment #57 by DeanBriggz
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 04:44:39 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Will be grabbing Bastion as I missed it on the 12 days of Christmas sale!

Forum Posts: 71
Comment #58 by CryptikZen
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 04:46:31 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

What, you think the fact that "those titles make MS a lot of money" should negate their valid complaints about the lack of quality deals? Perhaps before spouting some junk about "Morons who don't think before they post", take a second to think yourself. Maybe it's the fact that MS is simply more interested in making a quick buck than trying to keep their customers happy with new/interesting deals that is really pissing people off.

DOTW's used to be exciting, you could actually hope for good stuff. Now I just wait for the publisher sales, because MS has apparently taken the word "sale" out of the repertoire.

Forum Posts: 969
Comment #59 by katesith
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 05:08:20 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Flippin' sweet! All L.A Noire DLC for $10 and Bastion for 600MSP! Cannot wait to grab these!

Forum Posts: 5
Comment #60 by JBtorres
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 05:16:44 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Bastion is still full price?!?

Forum Posts: 477
Comment #61 by MoldyClay87
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 05:29:04 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Got the L.A. Noire DLC for like $6 during the Xmas deals.

Looks like nothing here for me. Guess I should play the demo of Bastion and see if I'd actually like it.

Otherwise I'm good.

Forum Posts: 469
Comment #62 by francisrossi
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 05:48:53 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
First Templar presumably has a demo out now in order to try and get people to buy it that missed it when it came out. Given it's meant to be cack, they're probably shit out of luck...

Forum Posts: 210
Comment #63 by High Lord Sigma
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 06:21:42 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
To everybody talking about Bastion's price, that's next week's deal. Read the article.

I already picked up Bastion during the 12 Days of Deals, and I'm just going to pick up the Complete Edition of L.A. Noire instead of taking advantage of these deals. That's not a bad thing, though; it gives me more time to save up for the House Party games next month.

Forum Posts: 8
Comment #64 by Rothshield
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 07:19:37 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Always seems to be something Rockstar. Give someone else a little love MS.

Forum Posts: 124
Comment #65 by sho91
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 07:40:18 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
They always seem to put mostly crap that failed or things that was out ages ago and everyone who wanted it already have it

Forum Posts: 21
Comment #66 by Werewolf Poo
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 07:59:01 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Excellent I was major peeved I missed Bastion at xmas, now I can get it.

How long do I need to keep Deus Ex before they 50% the DLC!!!!

Forum Posts: 1749
Comment #67 by IXISHADOW
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 01:03:56 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Repeated deals again? Content such as Force Unleashed DLC and Strangehold DLC needs to be permanently reduced, a DOTW at the lowest. Some content has stayed the same price for years and never been on sale once... Ridiculous... The number of people who actually paid 1200 msp for the Stranglehold DLC is very low.

Forum Posts: 6
Comment #68 by Tr1pw1re360
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 03:14:57 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Ok, as everyone has said, awful deals this week. Give it time, they will put something up that will please everyone.

And really getting sick of all the haters ripping down the Duke. Yeah, it was dated. Yeah it was over hyped. But come on. It actually made it to the shelves, was fully playable and the game was fun! Surely thats the whole idea with video games? The games enjoyable. Simple as. And as for price...
A) It's the Duke (the older audience should show some respect for such an iconic charcter from our childhood of gaming)
B) its shit loads of fun
C) Suck it up. I bought the Balls of Steel Edition. No regrets.
Suppose haters gonna hate when it's a FPS that's NOT called COD.

On topic, Bastion for those who havent bought it is worth a look. Top quality game. *Thumbs up*

Forum Posts: 5
Comment #69 by AchievementFrog
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 04:41:28 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Thanks for killing my love for gaming Microsoft with you're crappy deals

Forum Posts: 101
Comment #70 by keightley1980
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 09:37:29 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
£20 for duke nukem on demand
think that $30 in usa

Forum Posts: 191
Comment #71 by ash356
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 02:44:05 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I'll have to try Bastion, giving the praise you guys give it :3

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #72 by BerliozSupplice
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 02:39:41 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I've heard that Bastion is pretty good might try it out

You need to register before being able to post comments.


Game Info


US January 25, 2012

You need to log in or register to use MyAchievements.
Related News




You need to log in or register to rate games.

User Score is based on 5 user ratings.