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Xbox Live Sale: El Shaddai for $3 and much, much more


Microsoft's huge Games on Demand sale starts today
Feb 26
// Kyle MacGregor
The Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale kicks off today. From now until March 4, Microsoft will be rolling out a new set of deals each day in an effort to part customers from their piles of ethereal moon bucks. Today's obvious stand...
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Oblivion and Skyrim discounted on XBLA


Download version prices cut for sale
Dec 31
// Dale North
Nothing to do on New Year's Eve? How about jumping into Skyrim or Oblivion, or some of either title's DLC? All of this Elder Scrolls goodness is on sale in Microsoft's Countdown to 2013 sale today.  Skyrim is only $29.99...
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The Xbox Live daily deal is a Borderlands bonanza


Borderlands 1 and 2 on sale
Dec 27
// Chris Carter
If you haven't dabbled in the Borderlands series yet, now is a good time, as Xbox Live is heavily discounting the series today. Borderlands (Games on Demand) is on sale for $9.99, Borderlands 2 (Games on Demand) is $39.99, an...
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Ace Combat: Assault Horizon heading to PC next year


Also releasing for consoles digitally
Nov 27
// Jordan Devore
Originally released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in October of last year, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is now scheduled to get a PC release in Q1 2013 by way of Steam. Unfortunately, this version will rely on Games for Window...
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Xbox Live Marketplace holiday discounts are live


Black Friday from the comfort of your home
Nov 20
// Jordan Devore
Xbox Live has already started discounting games and digital trinkets for this big shopping week. Most notably, Spelunky and Rock Band Blitz are down to 600 Microsoft Points each. You should probably buy those, particularly th...
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You won't wait long to get Dead or Alive 5 digitally


Sep 19
// Conrad Zimmerman
Dead or Alive 5 will be available as a digital release on PlayStation Network the same day as it hits shelves (September 25), Tecmo Koei revealed at an event tonight in Tokyo. Xbox 360 users will have a couple more days ...
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Rock Band 3 now an Xbox 360 Games on Demand title


Dec 20
// Dale North
Rock Band 3 is now available on Xbox Live Games On Demand for Xbox 360. It's available right now on Xbox Live for only $19.99, says Harmonix. That low entry price is so that you can buy a bunch of songs from the mou...
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Ubisoft celebrates 25th anniversary with Xbox Live sale


Dec 08
// Jordan Devore
Through next Tuesday, December 13, Ubisoft will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in the videogame industry with a rather lovely sale on Xbox Live. Among the 20 applicable items are Xbox Live Arcade games such as Outland, F...
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New screenshots for Resident Evil 4, Code: Veronica X HD


Jul 27
// Jordan Devore
Capcom has released new screenshots of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, both of which are getting the high-def treatment later this year. Resident Evil 4 will be first, launching on Xbox 360 via Games on De...
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Resident Evil 4, Code Veronica HD out in September


Jul 25
// Nick Chester
[Update 2: Capcom has since clarified and corrected GameSpot's original report -- there are no current plans to bring these titles to retail. Make sure you've got the bandwidth then, I guess.] [Update: As reader JawMuncher po...
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Don't buy Deadly Premonition on Games on Demand yet!


Jul 06
// Jim Sterling
Deadly Premonition arrived on Games on Demand today, but publisher Rising Star is urging European customers not to buy it yet. It's supposed to be available for £14.99 on Xbox Live, but went up for the exorbitant p...
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Deadly Premonition to hit Games on Demand in Europe also


Jul 05
// Conrad Zimmerman
Let's assume, for the moment, that you are European and made the deeply foolish decision not to buy Deadly Premonition when it released on your continent back in October of last year. You have made a terrible, terrible mistak...
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Deadly Premonition coming to Games on Demand


Jun 28
// Jim Sterling
Cult hit Deadly Premonition is set to continue its improbable success by making it onto Xbox Live's "Games on Demand" service. You will be able to "FK" in the digital coffee from July 15.  The news solidifies Deadly Prem...
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Halo: Reach: New demo, Games on Demand discount


May 24
// Dale North
Halo: Reach has a new demo up on Xbox Live today. It lets gamers play through the Long Night of Solace campaign mission on their own, or go multiplayer with Free For All Slayer and Headhunter modes on the Powerhouse map. They...
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Microsoft talks Games on Demand pricing


Mar 18
// Jordan Devore
Games on Demand has never been particularly competitive with its prices, much to the confusion and disappointment of consumers. In recent times, pricing has become more reasonable, but there's still plenty of room for improve...
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Android getting a games-on-demand service


Jan 13
// Jim Sterling
The Android OS is not a competitive games platform, no matter how many people bitch at us for not covering it enough. However, that doesn't mean it'll suck forever, and one company is making the first step toward competition ...
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Games on Demand: Earth Defense Force 2017, Prototype


Dec 07
// Dale North
Just about everyone around the Destructoid offices likes Earth Defense Force 2017. I think the head robot himself loves it the most, though. And why wouldn't we love it? This crazy ass Japanese game has you defending earth fr...
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Alan Wake to hit Games on Demand on November 23


Nov 18
// Nick Chester
Experience one of 2010's best Xbox 360 thrillers without leaving your couch -- Microsoft will be adding Alan Wake to its "Games on Demand" line-up this month. The game will be available for download on November 23, and will s...
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Games on Demand: H.A.W.X., Juiced 2, Disney Sing It


Aug 10
// Dale North
I like Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. as a game, but I hate the name. See, I hate that it sounds a bit red-necky. I could see it on the back of a pick-up truck window. And that phrase "watch you like a hawk" sounds silly. Also, I hate...
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Phantasy Star Universe is up on Games on Demand


Aug 04
// Dale North
I guess Major Nelson hates Phantasy Star (probably a Final Fantasy fanboy) because he didn't say anything about Phantasy Star Universe being on Games on Demand.  It's up there now. Sega's MMO can be downloaded directly t...
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Games on Demand: Smackdown '08 and '09, LOTR: Conquest


Jul 27
// Dale North
The Games on Demand selection grows even more this week with some Smackdown action for your Xbox 360. Both SmackDown vs RAW 2008 and SmackDown vs RAW 2009 join the full-game downloadable line-up, though I'm not quite sure why...
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Stuntman, NFL Tour, Facebreaker hit Xbox Games on Demand


Jul 20
// Conrad Zimmerman
Major Nelson has updated with the latest Games on Demand titles to appear on Xbox 360. This week, we're getting Stuntman: Ignition, NFL Tour and FaceBreaker. Of the three, Stuntman is the only one I can even slightly recommen...
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Conan, NBA Street Homecourt hit Games on Demand


Jul 13
// Nick Chester
Holy hell! Nihilistic's Conan is now available for download on Xbox 360 Games on Demand! This third-person action is great in that "b-movie" way -- hilariously delivered dialogue... over-the-top situations, including topless ...
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Fight Night Round 4 sticks, moves to Games on Demand


Jul 06
// Nick Chester
Last year, EA Sports took its digital version of the sweet science to a whole new level with Fight Night Round 4. But you had to leave the house in order to play it. No longer. The pro boxing title has hit Xbox Games on Deman...
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Earthworm Jim HD out next week plus XBL deals and GoD


Jun 04
// Jordan Devore
It's looking like another packed week for Xbox LIVE will soon be upon us. Perhaps most importantly, Earthworm Jim HD has been pinned down for a release on Wednesday, June 9. Priced at a reasonable ten bucks, this Xbox LIVE Ar...
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Soulcalibur IV, MOH Airborne hit Games on Demand


Jun 01
// Nick Chester
Making me wonder if anyone is actually buying this stuff, two more games have been added to Xbox 360 Games on Demand. Medal of Honor: Airborne is now available is now available for $19.99. The 5 gig download is good prep for ...
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This week in Games on Demand, Xbox LIVE deals, and more


May 25
// Jordan Devore
This is a busy week in Xbox LIVE land. First up, the slow but steady stream of Games on Demand titles continues with Call of Duty 4 (except Japan and the UK), Battlestations: Midway (except India and Japan), and Battlefield 2...
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Games on Demand: Force Unleashed, more


May 19
// Conrad Zimmerman
Major Nelson has updated with the new releases on Games on Demand for Xbox 360. I wouldn't get too excited. The best of the bunch for my money is Star Wars: Force Unleashed which will set you back $29.99 in North America...
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Xbox Live's May schedule of content detailed


May 04
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Major Nelson has detailed this month's scheduled Xbox Live content. This week, Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition and RayStorm HD will be hitting Arcade. Some more Game Room games will be added tomorrow as well and that content wil...

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