Xbox Live News with Pipper – July 28, 2012

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Important news this week on Xbox Live News with Pipper! First and foremost, thank you for tuning in to the show and boy do we have some news coming to you. Xbox’s very own Major Nelson has been announcing the updates for Xbox Live via twitter and blog. Major has urged people to voice there opinions by saying, “Keep the feedback coming. Those who work on the ‘deals’ actually read these comments on a regular basis.”

While Major’s message gives us hope for better deals, others believe that it will never happen. Member “MilkyTee” offers the following reply:

That’s reassuring in a way, but people have been coming to your blog and moaning about the deals for a long time. And they seem to be getting persistently worse.

It’s all well and good that they read the comments but acting upon them is another matter entirely. Again, the community feels like they are owed some good discounts at the very least, it is a “benefit” of being a Gold member.

Has the community met their breaking point? What will it take to get similar deals like the Playstation community? Let’s move on to the deals and see why some people are imploding.

Deals Of The Week

Name Discount Dates Price
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Da Vinci Disappearance (Ubisoft) July 24 to July 30 400 (50% off)
Square Enix July 31 to Aug 6
Lara Croft Guardian of Light – A Hazardous Reunion 200 (50% off)
Lara Croft Guardian of Light – All the Trappings 200 (50% off)
Lara Croft Guardian of Light – Raziel & Kain Character Pack 200 (50% off)
Tomb Raider Underworld Beneath the Ashes 400 (50% off)
Tomb Raider Underworld Lara’s Shadow 400 (50% off)
Special Sales (???)
Kinect Central-Kinectimals: Now with BEARS! (Microsoft) July 24 to July 30 600 (50% off)

New Releases

Even though the deals may not be doing so hot, the new game releases for Xbox Live might bring some revenue. Wreckateer looks promising at 800 MSP, and more game on demands reach the market.

Here are the new releases from July 24th to August 1st.

Name Release Date Microsoft Points
Wreckateer (MGS) 25-July 800
Deadlight (MGS) 01-Aug 1200
(Games on Demand)
Raving Rabbids Alive and Kicking (Ubisoft) 24-July
Prototype 2 (Activision) 24-July
El Shaddai (Ignition Entertainment) 31-July
Disney Universe (Disney) 31-July
Community (Xbox LIVE) 24-July
Deadlight XBLA (MGS) 24-July
Tattoo Collection (Konami) 31-July

If you are upset about the deals, please make your way over to Major’s blog and post your frustrations. I too agree that year long subscribers deserve a little bit more than what we are getting. Playing games online should not be a GOLD status privilege. If I wanted to pay for an online game, I might as well activate a year long subscription to World of Warcraft – where I am sure I’d receive more benefits.

Thanks everyone for tuning in again for another chapter of Xbox Live News with Pipper. Stand up for your gaming rights, and always remember to “Play Hard or Don’t Play At All!”

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