Xbox Live Newsbeat Vol. 37

POPCAP Square Enix Xbox 360 News Microsoft Deals EA Konami Bethesda

Hey peeps! The Poid Pipper is getting down and dirty with the latest Xbox Live newsbeat. Let’s take a look at the spotlights for Sept. 20 – Oct. 3.

Gears of War 3

Partnering with the U.S. Air Force for the release of Gears of War 3, Microsoft announced that Sept. 20 – Sept. 26 is “Golden Wings Week”. By playing any match online for this limited duration may result in unlocking the Golden Lancer or Golden Hammerburst weapon for online play. I want a golden weapon…


I am not normally a fan of soccer games, but FIFA 11 was incredible. So the anticipation for FIFA 12’s release on Sept. 27 is building up. The developers changed to a “Player Impact Engine” that ensures each action to have real-world physicality. Beyond the physics, the online play will make for an interesting twist. Being able to develop your own team franchise by buying, selling, and trading players online opens the door wide open for possibilities.

Now that the spotlights burned your retinas, here are the new releases for the Xbox Box Live Arcade:

Game Release Date Microsoft Points
Burnout Crash (Electronic Arts) September 21 800
Rotastic (Focus Home Interactive) September 21 800
Mercury Hg (Ignition) September 28 400
MLB Bobblehead Baseball Battle (Konami) September 28 800

And for Game Add-Ons:

Game Add-On Release Date Microsoft Points
Fallout: New Vegas Lonesome Road (Bethesda Softworks) September 20 800
Dance Central songs (Harmonix)

  • The Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes, “Don’t Cha”
  • Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson and D.O.E., “The Way I Are”
  • Rupee, “Tempted to Touch”
September 20 240 (each)

Cannot forget the DEALS of the WEEK!

Game Duration Microsoft Points
Gyromancer (Square Enix) September 20 – September 26 600 (50% off)
Portal: Still Alive (Microsoft Studios) September 20 – September 26 600 (50% off)
Bejeweled Blitz LIVE (PopCap Games, Inc.) September 20 – September 26 200 (50% off)
Ilomilo (Microsoft Studios) September 20 – September 26 400 (50% off)

That’s all for Vol. 37. This is The Poid Pipper bidding you all adieu!

Love video games enough to go to school for it!

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