XBOX LIVE NEWSBEAT: VOL. 18, November 11, 2010

Following the launch of Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE is truly delivering the future of home entertainment. Just last week, Xbox LIVE debuted a whole host of brand new entertainment content and value available to Xbox LIVE Gold members, including Sky Player,  Zune Music and Video Kinect, plus Kinect integration with Last.fm and Xbox LIVE Gold Family Pack!

Celebrate exclusive gaming content on Xbox LIVE!

Available now from award-winning developer Treyarch,“Call of Duty®: Black Ops” (Activision) is a brand new chapter in the record-setting, No.1 first-person action series of all time. Xbox LIVE members can look forward to exclusive add-on content first through 2012, starting with“Call of Duty®: Black Ops.”

Go for the Gold

Not an Xbox LIVE Gold member? Not a problem. Share all of this new fun and entertainment with family and friends from November 25 5pm GMT through November 29 5pm GMT Gold-only features will be available to all members for FREE. Now’s your chance to take advantage of industry-leading multiplayer, HD movie streaming from Zune, and Facebook and Twitter– right from your TV!  Play the latest multiplayer games online such as“Halo: Reach” (Microsoft Game Studios),“Call of Duty®: Black Ops” (Activision), and“Kinect Adventures” (Microsoft Game Studios), tune in to Sky Player on Xbox LIVE for the latest sports, or even cue the Christmas tunes via Zune and share the love with Video Kinect.

AVATAR MARKETPLACE

November 16:“Assassin’s Creed® Brotherhood” (Ubisoft) Update

November 18:“ Mafia II” (2K Games)

XBOX LIVE ARCADE

November 17:“Alien Breed 3: Descent” (Team17)– 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide

November 24:“Crazy Taxi” (SEGA)– 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide

DEAL OF THE WEEK

An Xbox LIVE Arcade family favourite, Hasbro Family Game Night has something for everyone at 50 percent off! Join your host Mr. Potato Head for fun and games with family and friends like never before.

Week of November 22:

“Connect 4X4” (Electronic Arts)– 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Jenga” (Electronic Arts)– 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Pictureka” (Electronic Arts)– 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Sorry! Sliders” (Electronic Arts)– 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Boggle” (Electronic Arts)– 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Sorry!” (Electronic Arts)– 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Battleship” (Electronic Arts)– 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Connect 4” (Electronic Arts)– 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Scrabble” (Electronic Arts)– 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Yahtzee” (Electronic Arts)– 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

GAME ADD-ONS

November 16:“Crackdown 2” The Deluge Pack (Microsoft Game Studios)– 560 Microsoft Points and available worldwide (except Germany)

November 17:“Space Invaders: Infinity Gene” Add-on (Square Enix)– 240 Microsoft Points and available worldwide

November 23:“Mafia II” Joe’s Adventures (2K Games)– 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide (except Japan and Korea)

November 23:“3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2: Fairy Tales Map Pack” Add-on (KONAMI)– 240 Microsoft Points and available worldwide (except Japan, Korea, Brazil, South Africa, Slovakia, Australia and New Zealand)

November 30:“Halo: Reach” Noble Map Pack (Microsoft Game Studios)– 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide

GAMES ON DEMAND

November 23:“Alan Wake” (Microsoft)– Available worldwide (except Japan) 

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