Xbox Live Newsbeat Vol. 37

News Bethesda Deals Xbox 360 EA Konami Microsoft POPCAP Square Enix

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:

GameRelease DateMicrosoft Points
Burnout Crash (Electronic Arts)September 21800
Rotastic (Focus Home Interactive)September 21800
Mercury Hg (Ignition)September 28400
MLB Bobblehead Baseball Battle (Konami)September 28800

And for Game Add-Ons:

Game Add-OnRelease DateMicrosoft Points
Fallout: New Vegas Lonesome Road (Bethesda Softworks)September 20800
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 20240 (each)

Cannot forget the DEALS of the WEEK!

GameDurationMicrosoft Points
Gyromancer (Square Enix)September 20 – September 26600 (50% off)
Portal: Still Alive (Microsoft Studios)September 20 – September 26600 (50% off)
Bejeweled Blitz LIVE (PopCap Games, Inc.)September 20 – September 26200 (50% off)
Ilomilo (Microsoft Studios)September 20 – September 26400 (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!

1 Comment

  1. What about the Nirvana 4 track pack for Rock Band?

    Also ilomilo is a really great game. I suggest anyone who doesn’t already own it purchase it. The graphics are adorable and it’s a really fun puzzle game.

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