Xbox Live News with Pipper – May 2, 2012

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The Pipper has returned for the May update of Xbox Live News with Pipper! This time I am wearing a similar outfit that I had on at my bachelor party this previous weekend. As my avatar is making a funky pose, I am sure I was doing the same. One addition that I wish I could add to my avatar would be a ball-and-chain. I did wear on such item throughout the night, and believe me when I say that my leg was raw by the night’s end. Let’s see if the deals this week can top my bachelor experience.

Deals Of The Week

As the first week has some decent deals, the latter week seems to be digging up some old games that may not interest many Xbox Live users. NIN2-Jump is one of this week’s golden eggs available for 200 MSP! Having completed this game in its entirety, I can attest to the game’s addictiveness and playability. Additionally, those who have not purchased the Battlefield Karkand could pick the map pack up for significantly less.

Name Discount Dates Price
Adventure & Shooters May 1 – 7
NIN2-Jump 200 (50% off)
Guwange 400 (50% off)
Virtual-On OT 600 (50% off)
Battlefield Karkand 600 (50% off)
Clancy May 8 – 14
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 Releases

Here are the new releases from May 1st to May 9th.

Name Release Date Microsoft Points
(Games)
Fable: Heroes 2-May 800
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition 9-May 1600
(Game Add-Ons)
Forza Motorsport 4 May Top Gear Car Pack 1-May 560
SSX Mt. Eddie & Classic Characters Bundle 1-May 640
SSX Classic Characters Pack 1-May 480
SSX Mt. Eddie Pack 1-May 480
(Avatars)
Reebok Classics 1-May
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Collection Update 1-May
Wolfenstein 1-May
Max Payne 3 Collection Update 8-May
Avatar Toy Armory Collection Update 8-May

What do you think the key features are of this week’s Xbox Live News? Minecraft is making its way to Xbox Live on May 9, and many gamers are excited to try out the block-based world on the console. Will you have your pickaxe on standby? With only a few decent titles up for grabs, many viewers are becoming outraged with Xbox Live due to the lack of popular games being discounted. Ideas have been brought forth to create a vault section for games that have been made before 2009 and allow players to download these titles for free. Stemming forth from that suggestion, gamers want discounts on relatively new material like Batman: Arkham City DLC. Keep putting on the heat, so your voices can be heard!

Thanks everyone for tuning in again for another chapter of Xbox Live News with Pipper. Always remember to rid the world of turnip hating scum, and “Play Hard or Don’t Play At All!”

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