Xbox Live Marketplace Update for 11/14/12

If you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, then this week opens with a bang as the free demo of Need for Speed Most Wanted should now be available in the Xbox Live Marketplace. Silver members, of course, need to wait an extra week.

More immediate gratification can be found with two new Xbox Live Arcade titles, however. Planets Under Attack is 1,200 Microsoft Points, and allows you to visit new planets, meet interesting races, and conquer them all. A little more down-to-earth is the reinvention of the classic Warlord for 800 MS Points, as you employ strategy, cunning, and speed to ward off your enemies and take the title of “Warlord” as your own.

Female gamers with a taste for sports may have been displeased to learn that jerseys for Avatars have only been available for men. But now, the Avatar Marketplace has been updated, and all 30 NHL jerseys (plus all 32 NFL jerseys) are now available for the ladies.

New game add-ons available this week include the Call of Duty: Black Ops II “Season Pass” for 4,000 MS Points, the “Aldamont Level Pack” for Wreckateer, and “Flower Power” for Fruit Ninja Kinect, both 160 MS Points each.

Deals of the Week for Gold members run until November 19th, and include the following titles for 400 MS Points each (half-price): Carcassonne, Catan, Magic: The Gathering, Magic 2012, Super Puzzle Fighter HD, Puzzle Quest 1, and Puzzle Quest 2.

Sales for other Xbox Live members includes Sonic Free Riders until November 19th, with the price varying by region. From November 15th to 22nd, there is also the “Xbox Live 10 Year Anniversary Sale,” which is otherwise unspecific and also features varying prices.

Finally, new Games on Demand include the following titles: Darksiders 2, Ben 10 Galactic Racing, Twister Mania, and X-Men: Destiny. That last one is particularly curious, as it is one of the games (along with Too Human) Silicon Knights must recall from retail and destroy, thanks to their loss in a lawsuit against Epic Games regarding the Unreal Engine 3 technology which powers it.

Just one more thing the Ontario-based developer surely didn’t need, and we’re sure publisher Activision can be none-too happy about it, either.

Source: Xbox Live’s Major Nelson


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