Xbox LIVE Newsbeat 20th September – 3rd October

by on September 21, 2011

Mmmmm what’s that you smell? The freshly torn off cellophane from your latest purchase? The unmistakeable scent of the Instruction Manuel yet to be flicked through (who really uses them these days!?). That is the smell of gaming season my friends and it is well under way!

At Midnight on Monday Gears of War 3 started it’s flight off of the shelves. Xbox LIVE are celebrating this Blockbuster with “Golden Wings Week.” Head on-line and play any match between 20th-26th of September to unlock the Golden Lancer and Golden Hammerburst multiplayer weapon skins.

Grinding through players with a chainsaw not your cup of tea (strange, strange human)? Well the 30th of September sees the long awaited Fifa 2012 take to the computer shaped field.

EA SPORTS “FIFA Soccer 12” brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine, a physics engine built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction. Revolutionary game play innovations inspired by the real world game make “FIFA Soccer 12” deeper and more engaging. And the fun expands with Xbox LIVE. Introducing EA SPORTS Football Club—a live service connecting players to the real-world game with fresh, new content all the time at no additional cost. Also available for the first time at launch and on disc is FIFA Ultimate Team. Build your ultimate team on Xbox LIVE from the best players in the world by earning, buying, selling and trading players and items in the massive FIFA Ultimate Team online community.

Fans of either/both titles must be sitting in a pool of warmth with the excitement right about now. So what will Xbox LIVE be offering up over the next couple of weeks. Well you came to the right place, check out the table to have a look:

Xbox LIVE Arcade Release Date Price
Burnout Crash (Electronic Arts) 21-Sep 800
Rotastic (Focus Home Interactive) 21-Sep 800
Mercury Hg (Ignition) 28-Sep 400
MLB Bobblehead Baseball Battle (Konami) 28-Sep 800
Game Add-ons Release Date Price
Fallout: New Vegas Lonesome Road (Bethesda Softworks) 20-Sep 800
Dance Central songs (Harmonix)
– The Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes, “Don’t Cha” 20-Sep 240
– Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson and D.O.E., “The Way I Are” 20-Sep 240
– Rupee, “Tempted to Touch” 20-Sep 240
Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
Puzzle Me This……
Gyromancer (Square Enix) 20 September – 26 September 600 (50% off)
Portal: Still Alive (Microsoft Studios) 20 September – 26 September 600 (50% off)
Bejeweled Blitz LIVE (PopCap Games, Inc.) 20 September – 26 September 200 (50% off)
Ilomilo (Microsoft Studios) 20 September – 26 September 400 (50% off)
Sword & Sorcery
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes® (Ubisoft) 27 September – 3 October 800 (33% off)
Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale (Atari) 27 September – 3 October 800 (33% off)
Games on Demand Release Date
Resident Evil 4 (Capcom) 20-Sep
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Lucas Arts) 20-Sep
MLB 2K11 (2K Sports) 20-Sep
Resident Evil: Code Veronica X (Capcom) 27 September
Crysis 2 (Electronic Arts) 27-Sep
Blur (Activision) 27-Sep
Avatar Marketplace Release Date
Major League Baseball Update 22-Sep
Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney Interactive Studios) 27-Sep
Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale (Atari) 29-Sep
NBA 2K12 (2K Sports) 29-Sep
RAGE (Bethesda Softworks) Update 29-Sep
South Park Update 29-Sep
Game Demos Release Date
NBA 2K12 (2K Sports)* 20-Sep
Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) 27-Sep
*Available to Xbox LIVE Gold members only, 20 – 26 September.
Zune Marketplace Release Date
Arthur 19-Sep
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 19-Sep
Blood Out 26-Sep
Blitz 26-Sep
The Gift 01-Oct
Fragile 01-Oct


So what are you looking forward to buying? Feel free to let us know in the comments