Xbox Live Marketplace Release Schedule for Jan ‘10

January 13, 2010 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Xbox

There will be 3 new Xbox Live Arcade games released over the rest of the month, including Serious Sam and Death by Cube (pictured)

Reliable old Larry Hryb, better known by his Xbox Live Gamertag “Major Nelson” yesterday posted the release schedule for Xbox Live Marketplace for the remainder of this month on his blog.

Here it is:

Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week:

January 18th: Mass Effect’s Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station, 240 Microsoft Points each.

January 18th: Hasbro Family Game Night: Battleship, 400 Microsoft Points.

January 25th: Portal: Still Alive, 800 Microsoft Points.

Xbox LIVE Games on Demand:

January 12th: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

January 26th: Dead Rising

Xbox LIVE Arcade:

January 13th: Serious Sam: The First Encounter HD, 1200 Microsoft Points

January 20th: Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment, 1200 Microsoft Points

January 20th: Death by Cube, 800 Microsoft Points

Xbox Avatars Marketplace:

January 14th: Burton gear and Darksiders outfits.

January 21st: International attire , MX vs. ATV, and University style outfits

He also posted this little tid-bit at the end of the blog post:

Starting today, the following Games on Demand are now available for a lower price:

BioShock, Saints Row, MX vs. ATV Untamed, Prey and Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution.

Plus, this Friday January 15 from 12n ET/9am PT through Monday January 18 at 12n ET/ 9am PT, Xbox LIVE Silver members can enjoy Last.fm on Xbox 360 for free.

Activision CEO Says Games Could Eclipse Film and TV

September 4, 2009 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Nintendo, PC, Playstation, Xbox

Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision

Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision

Bobby Kotick from Activision has come out with another characteristically bold statement. This time he has said that the games industry has the potential to “eclipse” the Film and TV industries.
Kotick believes that this could become a reality within the next five years when the next generation of hardware lets developers master facial textures and animations providing realism almost level with that of…reality? Definitely the kind of quote you would expect to hear from the head of a massive multi-billion dollar game publishing corporation. However, as usual with these things he does have a point. Games such as Halo 3 and GTA IV have sold in huge numbers and have gotten quite a lot of coverage from mainstream media, though I don’t see games becoming bigger than X-Factor any time soon.

Still, it’s certainly an exciting prospect for any gaming fan that would prefer to be playing Mass Effect 3 or Fable 4 with amazing visuals and dialogue than the latest predictable plot-twist in Eastenders…