On Xbox Live: Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

9 May 2012
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Minecraft themed custom Xbox 360 console

From today, at 9AM GMT (2AM PDT), you can play new games for Xbox Live Arcade and get other Xbox Live Marketplace downloadable content for Xbox 360. Here’s an overview of what Microsoft announced worldwide.

Content: Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Price: 1600 Microsoft Points (that’s US$20 / €19.20 / £13.60 / CAN$24.80 / AU$26.40)
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Imagine it, build it! Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition lets you create worlds from the comfort of your sofa. Play alone or play with your friends. Explore, build and conquer! At night monsters come out, so make sure to build a shelter before that happens. After that, your world is your imagination. Turn your hours into minutes with Minecraft!

Important Note: Local co-op play requires you have an HD TV. If you play this game in High Definition mode, you can have up to four players in split-screen on the same console. To be exact, it has to be at 720P or higher resolution via an HDMI, DVI, or VGA cable.

The latest Xbox Live Marketplace demos are:

Content: Spec Ops: The Line Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE Region
Dash Text: The demo begins with a Delta Force recon team, led by Captain Martin Walker, infiltrating Dubai six months after a cataclysmic sandstorm destroyed the city and left it buried in ruin. Chaos ensues as Delta is pulled into the middle of a civil war. Walker and his team must fight their way through the unpredictable war-torn city to find the man at the heart of its madness – Colonel John Konrad.

Content: Kinect Star Wars Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Step into Star Wars and experience a new galaxy of physical gameplay. Pilot a starfighter, race speeder bikes and even become the ultimate Jedi. Stomp, roar, grab and throw Stormtroopers as a powerful Rancor Monster, or speed past rivals to become a Podracing champion. Even dance for your life as you entertain Jabba the Hutt and other characters, and enjoy more adventures by yourself or with friends.

New Game Add-ons:

* Prototype 2 Colossal Mayhem Pack ($4.99)
Description: Introducing the “Colossal Mayhem” Pack – the ultimate collection of carnage-inducing content for Prototype 2.
File size: 5.66 MB

* Asura’s Wrath Lost Episode 1 ($1.99)
Description: One of the world’s greatest warriors appears before Asura… His name is Ryu. He challenges Asura to a duel!
File size 166 MB

* Dynasty Warriors 7 add ons (x3)
Description: Various add on content.

* Rock Band 3 add ons (x50)
Description: Build your Rock Band library by purchasing new song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

New Games on Demand are:

* Dance Central 2 – $49.99
* Nickelodeon Dance – $29.99
* Driver San Francisco – $59.99
* Cars 1: The Video Game – $19.99

The Deal of the Week is:

This week, Xbox LIVE Gold members can save Microsoft Points on an assortment of select Marketplace items. The 50% special pricing will be available until May 14th.

* GRAW 2 Co-op Collection — 200 (50% off)
* GRAW 2 Co-op Collection 2 — 200 (50% off)
* Splinter Cell Conviction Deniable Ops: Insurgency — 400 (50% off)
* Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Ch. 2 — 300 (50% off)
* Tom Clancy’s HAWX Air Supremacy — 400 (50% off)
* Splinter Cell Chaos Theory — 600 (50% off)
* Splinter Cell Conviction Co-op Outfit — 200 (50% off)
* Tom Clancy’s Hawx 2 All in One Pack — 400 (50% off)
* Endwar Escalation Expansion Pack — 200 (50% off)

New Avatars are:

* Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Collection Update
* Wolfenstein
* Max Payne 3 Collection Update
* Avatar Toy Armory Collection Update

Image credit of the Minecraft themed custom Xbox 360 console: Minecon 2011 sweepstakes grand prize.

What will you be downloading this week?

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Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.


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