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What's On Xbox Live For The First Half Of January
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Welcome to 2011, and welcome to January on Xbox Live, which brings with it a whole bunch of upcoming deals from January 11th on Activision and EA content to ring in the new year. Apparently, there's set to be discounts on over 25 pieces of content including add-ons and XBLA titles.

There's also two weeks of zombie-related reductions, starting with Zombie Apocalypse and The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, before finishing with PopCap's light-hearted takeon the tower defence genre with Plants' vs. Zombies for 800 Microsoft Points.

There's also a free weekend of Gold membership coming from 5pm GMT on January 28th to 5pm GMT on January 31st, so Silver members can get their game on for a few days with full Gold privileges. Then there's the usual array of Avatar Marketplace items, Games on Demand and XBLA titles coming to Xbox Live.

Check out the full list of January content confirmed for Xbox Live so far:

Deal of the Weeks:

Week of January 10 – Zombies…Back from the Dead:

  • “Zombie Apocalypse” (KONAMI) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Germany, Japan, Korea, and South Africa)
  • “The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai” (Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Korea, Brazil, and South Africa)
  • Zombie Prop Avatar (Microsoft Game Studios) – 160 Microsoft Points (33 percent off) and available worldwide)
Week of January 17:
  • “Plants vs. Zombies” (PopCap Games) – 800 Microsoft Points (33 percent off) and available worldwide (except Japan, India, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia, South Africa, and Korea)
Activision and EA Deals:
  • January 11 through to January 17 - Special, one-time savings of up to 50% on more than 25 pieces of Activision content including Call of Duty Map Packs, Guitar Hero add-ons, XBLA titles and more
  • January 18 through to January 25 - Special one-time savings of up to 50% on more than 25 pieces of Electronic Arts content including  XBLA games and more.

Avatar Marketplace:

  • January 6: New Year’s Resolution
  • January 6: Food Fest
  • January 6: Burton
  • January 13: Dinosaur Pets
  • January 13: Xbox 360 Gear

Xbox Live Arcade:

  • January 5: “ilomilo” (SouthEnd Interactive/Microsoft Game Studios) – 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide
  • January 12: “Zeit2™” (Ubisoft) – 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide (except Korea and Japan) 

Games On Demand:

  • January 4: “Crackdown 2” (Microsoft Game Studios) – Available worldwide (except Japan and Korea)
  • January 11: “Need for Speed™ SHIFT” (Electronic Arts) – Available worldwide (except Japan)
  • January 18: “Transformers: The Game” (Activision) – Available worldwide (except Japan, Brazil, Czech Republic, Chile, Colombia, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia and South Africa)
  • January 18: “Transformers™: Revenge of the Fallen” (Activision) – Available worldwide (except Japan, Brazil, Czech Republic, Chile, Colombia, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia and South Africa)
  • January 18: “Dante’s Inferno” (Electronic Arts) – Available worldwide (except Japan and Korea)



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Comment #1 by Snowtrader
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:08:25 PM
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Nothing I am interested in, oh well maybe next week.

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Comment #2 by Bananowns
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:08:35 PM
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plants vs zombies might get that now

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Comment #3 by MagicMurderBag7
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:08:54 PM
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I would like to know more about those EA and Activision deals also Plant vs. Zombies and Zombie Apocalypse are big maybes for me

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Comment #4 by fancy a quicky
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:09:01 PM
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@ 2 still its a bit £££ for what it is

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Comment #5 by HazyCloud
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:09:37 PM
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Hmm, Xbox 360 gear for my avatar? This makes me interested.

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Comment #6 by Barad
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:09:48 PM
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nothing i like

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Comment #7 by Ryot Control
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:11:39 PM
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What could the Activision and EA deals possibly be? Saying up to 50% off can be SO misleading.

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Comment #8 by maur1c1o
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:15:05 PM
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Mostly rubish to be honest

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Comment #9 by CRIOLLO77
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:19:41 PM
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Japans realy missing out on the plants vs zombies deal but still not worth my moneyz

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Comment #10 by TSG Dwaggie
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:27:55 PM
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@7 Most bloody obvious. DLC content for games they're shutting the servers down for near beginning of february. Case and point... FIFA 09 ultimate team.

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Comment #11 by SuperWoody64
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:28:36 PM
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I'd get PvZ but I'd rather get the disc. I recommend it though.

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Comment #12 by asilent boom
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:30:16 PM
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Nothing interesting to me, I was hoping for news on a Breach release date though.

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Comment #13 by John Januarius
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:32:32 PM
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On my birthday (the 28th) I get free gold! Oh, wait I already have gold so I get nothing?

I may have to pick up Plants vs. Zombies and/or zombie apocalypse though. Also I want to know what the EA and Activision deals are...

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Comment #14 by nateredish
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:38:06 PM
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What happened to Breach, thought it was coming out this month

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Comment #15 by NawtyCawty
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:41:42 PM
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Will get me some Plants vs Zombies but not too fussed about the rest. And Games on Demand - i mean what is the point? Really?

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Comment #16 by Vandiloo
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:44:02 PM
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Plants vs Zombies is worth every penny. I just finished it and it was some of the most fun I've had gaming in a while! Zombie Apocalypse is mediocre at best. The "free" zombie arcade game in Black Ops is better.

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Comment #17 by NawtyCawty
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:45:34 PM
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And whats the point of having Gold membership when they keep giving it away free to all the Silver pondies? Let them fuckin pay for it like us normal people have to!!

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Comment #18 by EmporerDragon
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:46:37 PM
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Can one really consider Plants vs. Zombies deal worldwide if it's not available in half the world?

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Comment #19 by TransonicPower
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 03:01:13 PM
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still no Spare Parts? I guess ill use my points towards PvZ now...

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Comment #20 by Machina22
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 03:05:50 PM
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Aavailable worldwide (except across half the world).

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Comment #21 by Dynamite Andy
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 03:09:03 PM
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Just bought the cod w@w map packs as well ¬_¬, bastards..

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Comment #22 by ViNyLek
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 03:23:36 PM
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I'm more likely than not to pick some of these deals up if they turn out to be good^^

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Comment #23 by ARNy007
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 03:24:23 PM
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i took a gander at Crackdown 2 last night.. 49.99 on GOD (Canada).. i couldnt get over it.. you can buy the game NEW for 19.99 just about anywhere and i have seen it used for as low as 9.99 .. that games on demand is a total rip joint..

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Comment #24 by sonicboom86
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 03:36:33 PM
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@20 My thoughts exactly. Ha ha!

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Comment #25 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 03:40:46 PM
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Might get P vs.Z, though I still don't think it's worth that many points. Curious to see what the deals for Activision and EA are/will be.

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Comment #26 by TrishTheDish
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 04:59:37 PM
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Totally agree, it's downright hilarious the prices they charge for some of those titles.

In other topics, be nice if EA marked down the FIFA 09 Ultimate Team DLC as the servers close in a month.

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Comment #27 by strawberry
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 05:07:44 PM
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My new years resolution is to not buy anything from the avatar marketplace... oh yeah, I never did buy anything off the avatar marketplace, so that's a crappy new years resolution I guess....

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Comment #28 by StillTIPPIN187
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 05:35:26 PM
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When are they gonna put MW2 on games on demand? Haven't played that in ages!

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Comment #29 by ROA5T BeeF
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 05:46:06 PM
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Wow! Next week, already! I have a bunch of games I got discounted from the Countdown to 2011 deals that I haven't played yet, but I'm definitely buying Zombie Apocalypse and The Dishwasher for only 400 each! That's great!

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Comment #30 by Neo
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 05:46:34 PM
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Nothing worth while... would be nice if we had some new add ons for Mass Effect 2 and Red Dead Redemption... ah well...

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Comment #31 by totallykyle101
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 05:49:18 PM
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Hopefully they'll do some DECENT guitar hero songs half price

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Comment #32 by Bell 2d
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 06:03:55 PM
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Looks like nothing for me from the deals, only thing am going to get this month is Dead Space 2.

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Comment #33 by SuperWoody64
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 06:22:26 PM
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@17, you have to give people a free taste every once in a while.

@27, Now what happens if something reeeeally awesome comes out? I've only ever gotten a couple of things for my avatar; sambas, both carmine shirts and the eyepatch and lechuck hat from monkey island for 40msp each. Total of 400msp for the lot. NTS if you axe me. I think most things are a rip, (I'd rather wear unlocks or exclusives.)

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Comment #34 by Tsuske
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 06:23:05 PM
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gee a lot of those were 'world wide'

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Comment #35 by Pixo
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 06:28:11 PM
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Nothing I'm interested in... and I refuse to buy anything from Activi$ion.

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Comment #36 by PuK3
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 06:37:56 PM
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Probably going to have to pick up some Zombie Apocalypse. Maybe take advantage of the free Gold weekend for my boosting account.

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Comment #37 by Zappa Power
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 06:45:01 PM
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Oh, cool beans. Just bought Plants Vs. Zombies, thinking it would never get discounted. -____-

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Comment #38 by spectreon
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 06:53:12 PM
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@15 The point of Games on Demand is to make you over pay for games you can get much cheaper on disc and also to waste your hard drive space. :)

Iterested to see what Activision/EA puts on sale... I own the other stuff from the last time they were on sale (PvZ I own on disc which is a much sweeter deal)

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Comment #39 by ThunderingLefty
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 06:53:46 PM
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come on World At War map packs. Need Pack 3, already have pack 2, will take pack 1 if its cheap.

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Comment #40 by Warden1972
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 06:58:01 PM
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Got PvZ from Steam for $4, thanks.

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Comment #41 by Dr Popodopolus
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 07:15:32 PM
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Wow what a load of rubbish. I bought Zombie Apocalypse on DoTW about a month or so ago and haven't even played it yet. Why can't microsoft discount things they haven't already?? Dumb bastards!

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Comment #42 by J BARNSLEY
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 07:28:59 PM
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Finally plants vs. zombies is being discounted, time to get some points! :)

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Comment #43 by i got squeezed
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 07:32:05 PM
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360 Gear for avatar? Can't wait

Also, wondering what the deals are for EA and Activision of titles and more. Already had the map packs since it launched.

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Comment #44 by elrogero
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 07:44:39 PM
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I doubt that Crackdown 2 will be available in Germany -_-

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Comment #45 by Chizwick
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 07:49:18 PM
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I lol'd at the exceptionally long list of exceptions to the "available worldwide" for Plants Vs. Zombies and Transformers 2.

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Comment #46 by Elladyr
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 07:57:59 PM
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Transformers War for Cybertron DLC please?

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Comment #47 by ii Brad Train
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 09:09:21 PM
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Going to get Plants Vs. Zombies buts that probably about it

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Comment #48 by ShootyJuice
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 09:09:56 PM
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Do people actually buy these games-on-demand ? , you can get them for peanuts on amazon .

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Comment #49 by MaleficLuxuria
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 10:06:56 PM
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Although it already went down to 400 points, I'm kinda hoping for BC2s Onslaught DLC to be even cheaper. Can't get myself to pull the trigger for some reason. >_>

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Comment #50 by abstinentcrayon
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 10:27:20 PM
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Go buy the Pop Cap disk of Plants Vs Zombies, not only do you get the epic game "Plants Vs Zombies" but you also get Peggle and Zuma which are pretty fun arcade games that cost abut 800 points a piece on a single disk! lol, my dad got it for Chrimbus and won't let me play... xD

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Comment #51 by RumpleFoarskin
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 11:18:29 PM
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Nothing too enticing... :(

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Comment #52 by infinityEOC
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 11:20:50 PM
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WaW Map Pack 3 is worth full price. Best CoD Map Pack ever.

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Comment #53 by gerowniko
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 02:00:14 AM
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I'm hoping for a Mirror's Edge Map Pack price reduction. Also, nice to see Plants vs Zombies on sale, wanted to buy that game for some time. :)

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Comment #54 by halofan1989
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 02:19:31 AM
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Any word on Chapter 7 and 8 for Castlevania HD?


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Comment #55 by halofan1989
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 02:20:38 AM
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I mean 8 and 9. LOL Fail on my part.

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Comment #56 by Silentoblivion1
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 03:32:31 AM
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@17. why shouldnt silver members get discounts on arcade games?
im a silver member and near enough have been the whole time ive had my xbox, apart from about 3 months. im not a big online gamer, cod, halo, gears, fifa, they dont interest me in the slightest and especially not online. i generally find online gaming abit repetitive and boring and not as good as a good campaign. but ive been a loyal 360 customer for 20months and have played around 150 games so i have spent enough money on microsofts products.... so why shouldnt i be entitled to the sales? its pointless paying £30 a year for gold if i spend 99% of my playing offline.

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Comment #57 by macd
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 03:56:04 AM
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@ 56, I think it's a case of some people believe that MS should reward Gold paying members more than silver. I see that as DotW. I have no problem with big sales and Festive events being open for all.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing whats in thje Acti/EA sales, though I warn anyone that looks at Red Alert 3: Commanders Challenge that there is one mission in it that is nigh on impossible.

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Comment #58 by Epsilon 616
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 04:09:29 AM
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@ 48. Yes, I have and will continue to buy Games on demand. I prefer a digital copy on my HDD rather than a physical one.

Often Enough, I pick-up games I want without going to the store. Which, In my case is hard. I cannot drive and my closest stores are a long walk from my house. You can do the same thing with Amazon, except I don't have to wait for the game to even ship.

I'm actually pretty excited about GoD and its future. Imagine Pre-Ordering a GoD and getting the game and pre-order incentives instantly. No more long lines or Hassle.

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Comment #59 by Silentoblivion1
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 04:20:31 AM
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GoD could be great if they sorted out their prices.
Red Dead for £39.99 for that price you can buy both Red Dead and Undead Nightmares new from a shop or online.
Batman for £29.99, can get it £9.99 new.
be good if they could put older games up for like £10 because even though the odd one you could get for cheaper online or pre owned but just for convenience you might download it.
when a game you can get for £5 comes out on GoD for £19.99 theres no chance you are going to buy it (if you have sense)
be good if they would release games even if it was a week or 2 after launch for £39.99, people might buy them.
if they released on release day then shops would lose business.
or if they gave us a reason to pay the extra. like red dead + undead for £39.99... bargain. especially if dont need to leave house. but £39.99 for red dead and about 2400points or more for all content. bit a rip off tbf.

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Comment #60 by the boom 117
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 05:43:11 AM
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pvz for mez

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Comment #61 by MediumMelanin
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 05:46:30 AM
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Nothing for me, February better be better!

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Comment #62 by Seoulcrusher
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 07:18:23 AM
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@59 - I completely agree. I understand that developers need (and want) money, but they don't seem to have any idea what the "street value" of their products are. If they would offer games that have been released over 6 months for prices comparable to used prices, a lot more people would be downloading them. Similarly, I'm surprised more XBLA titles don't get permanently discounted awhile after their release. I know they aren't that expensive to start with, but no other games on the market stay the same price for years on end.

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Comment #63 by Shijiro
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 07:33:27 AM
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No word on Dungeon Defenders XBLA yet?

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Comment #64 by Luis Ownz
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 07:47:48 AM
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@x360a Will you guys have a complete list of the EA and Activision deals when they hit?

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Comment #65 by AKing84
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 04:35:46 PM
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They generally keep us posted on everything, so common sense says yes.

Hope they discount a few things worth while. have the DOTW games already so I will be watching this closely.

Good luck to all working towards the EA shutdowns

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Comment #66 by LostCreedII
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 07:21:39 PM
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Nothing I like, that sucks.

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