Xbox LIVE Marketplace Update for 8/8/12

It seems that the big news for Xbox LIVE this week is the addition of Netflix “Just for Kids” to the service– provided you have a Gold account, that is. On the plus side, this feature is included with a regular Netflix subscription; on the downside, there is absolutely no mention of whether it includes Canada or not. I’ve not found anything, and not being a Gold member or Netflix subscriber, I can’t find out immediately, either.

A new title called Hybrid is now available for Xbox LIVE Arcade. Developed by Scribblenauts creator 5th Cell, this is a multiplayer third-person shooter which costs 1,200 Microsoft Points, and requires both Xbox LIVE Gold and an internet connection to play.

Also available now (as of August 3rd, in fact) is the Left 4 Dead 2 add-on “Cold Stream”, priced at 560 MS Points. Yesterday brought the Firefight Pack to Mass Effect 3 for 160, while tomorrow will bring “Collection 3” to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for 1,200. And next Tuesday, Rocksmith from Ubisoft gets a “Bass Expansion” for 2,400.

Through next Monday, August 13th, the following deals will be available to Gold members:

  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Teeth of Naros 400 (50% off)
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Legend of Dead Kel 400 (50% off)
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Weapons & Armor Bundle 200 (50% off)
  • Bejeweled 3 600 (50% off)

The Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 13 11 Course Pack will also be on special for 1,920 Microsoft Points (40% off) until August 13th.

Finally, in Games on Demand, you can now find King of Fighters XIII, The Orange Box: Half-Life 2, and NASCAR Unleashed.

Source: Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson


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