Xbox Live News with Pipper – March 7, 2012

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Howdy y’all! The Poid Pipper is back and in a brand new giddy-up for this week’s Xbox Live News with Pipper. I may not be able to herd cattle or own a ranch, but sometimes dressing up can be a bit of fun (might spice up your relationship). So while I’m roughing it on the couch playing video games, you should take a look at the exciting releases and deals for March.

Deals of the Week

Plenty of Borderlands discounts will start off the beginning of March with some savory Hack-N-Slash price cuts mid-month.

Name Discount Dates Price
Borderlands Feb 21 – Feb 27
Borderlands Secret Armory 400 (50% off)
Borderlands Zombie Island 400 (50% off)
Borderlands New Revolution 400 (50% off)
Borderlands The Underdome 400 (50% off)
Borderlands Claptrap 220 (31% off)
Borderlands Treasure Chest 160 (33% off)
Hack-N-Slash March 13 – 19
Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale 600 (50% off)
The Baconing 600 (50% off)
Torchlight 600 (50% off)
Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team 400 (50% off)

New Releases

Here are the new releases from March 6 to March 19.

Name Release Date Microsoft Points
I Am Alive 7-Mar 1200
Shoot Many Robots 14-Mar 800
Defenders of Ardania 14-Mar 1200
(Game Add-Ons)
Mass Effect 3 From Ashes 6-Mar 800
Forza Motorsport 4 March Pirelli Car Pack 6-Mar 560
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Map Pack 13-Mar ELITE ONLY
MLB 2K12 6-Mar
John Carter of Mars 6-Mar
Shoot Many Robots 13-Mar
Marvel Collection Update 13-Mar
College Game Day Collection 13-Mar

Aside from the new releases and deals, Xbox Live is promoting two demos for virtual download. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is available for swinging pleasure on March 6, and Dead or Alive 5 will have a demo released on March 19 in US and Canada only.


The Poid Pipper has breaking news to announce concerning Konami. Clinically insane game publisher Konami has announced that they will be holding a 50% off sale for their XBLA titles. See the listing below for games and pricing.

Name Discount Dates Price
X-Men March 13 – 19 400
Castlevania HOD 600
Zombie Apocalypse 400
Castlevania SON 400
Battle: Los Angeles 400
Zombie Apocalypse Never Die Alone 400
Hard Corps: Uprising 600
BurgerTime HD 400
Puddle 400
Leedmees 400
Castlevania Lord of Shadow: Reverie 400
Castlevania Lord of Shadow: Resurrection 400

What have we learned from this update? Dead or Alive 5 will be sending bikini girls to the US and Canada on March 19 – lucky blokes. Konami is slashing prices like crazy on their XBLA hits. Additionally, Mass Effect 3 as well as Modern Warfare 3 have fresh add-ons for players to gobble up. Are you excited yet? Thanks once again for joining me, The Poid Pipper, for another Xbox Live news update. No links to catch you off guard this time boys and girls…

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