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Xbox Live in October – games, gear, and deals

by: Tina -
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The lineup for this month’s Games on Demand on Xbox Live are just my cup of gaming tea. Here’s the scoop on this months feature games:


October 6
This week’s games are Call of Duty 3 and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2. Both of these titles provide some shooting good fun as you will either battle in combat on the side of the Allied soldiers in Call of Duty 3, or stifle the terrorist threat in Sin City in Rainbow Six Vegas 2. Gone are the days that I rely on my brothers’ stash of games for my dose of Rainbow Six and the like!

October 13
Grand Theft Auto IV swiftly follows Call of Duty 3 and Rainbow Six Vegas 2. To get your fill of GTA before the October 29th release of The Ballad of Gay Tony, grab Liberty City with a new protagonist, story, weapons, and more. A Multiplayer Unlocked event will be bringing you more blazing guns at the end of the month.

October 20
This week brings you three Games on Demand. Midnight Club Los Angeles follows the franchise of exciting no-rules street racing with everything from superbikes to luxury cars.

Before the 2010 release of Army of Two: The 40th Day, play through the original Army of Two to unlock two unique weapons in the upcoming game.

More battling is brought to you by Sega in Sonic Unleashed where you plays as a transformed Sonic on his quest against Dr. Eggman.

October 27

Ah, Dead Space. The on-the-edge game of constant near-death encounters where you, as Isaac Clarke, must trek through the mining ship you were sent to on a routine mission. After some strange genetically mutated sightings, you quickly realize there is nothing routine about this mission. Yes, I could not play this game sitting down.

DiRT is your last on the list of Games on Demand. In this motorsports game you can choose from a myriad of terrains to plan your street racing and off-roading.


You’ll find more than just new Games on Demand this October on Xbox Live. Starting on the 8th of this month, you will have access to new gear including jerseys from Madden NFL, Prep School gear, and University wear, too. In the spirit of the Halloween celebrations of October, you’ll be bale to dress up your avatar in various costumes. Look to Hershey’s costume shop on October 15th for said costumes.

You can dabble with some more fashion styles with Skullcandy gear (started October 1st) and GamerchiX styles coming to you on October 22nd. I’m down with the Halloween gear, but I’m not one to parade my gender in collaboration with my gaming habits.


October 5th
Prince of Persia Epilogue gives an extension to the ending of Prince of Persia with a few more hours of gameplay.

October 12th
Family fun comes under the name of Hasbro Family Game Night, which includes Battleship, Connect 4, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Boggle, and Sorry! Sliders.

October 19th
Resident Evil 5 Versus Mode is just as it sounds, more interactive Resident Evil battling.

October 26th

Last on the list for your deals is Fable II Pub Games that will feature three new casino-style games in addition to the ones already provided by the Game Masters in Fable II.

Happy Halloween from Microsoft!
From Gamerscore News on Xbox Press

Fall has officially fallen, and this October, Xbox LIVE kicks up the leaves with thrilling deals on Xbox LIVE Arcade titles, heart-racing Games on Demand titles and even the perfect outfit to dress up your Avatar. Experience life beyond the velvet rope with Luis Lopez and Tony Prince this month with “Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony” (Rockstar Games), the all-new groundbreaking second episode that is a part of “Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City” (Rockstar Games). Be sure to check out exclusive multiplayer events for “Grand Theft Auto” (Rockstar Games) to awaken your competitive gaming spirits.

Games on Demand to keep the heart pumping

This month, feel the heady rush of adrenaline with a mind-blowing Games on Demand lineup.

October 6: “Call of Duty 3” (Activision): Follow the Allies on the Normandy Breakout campaign, and watch as they push inland to liberate Paris and take the first step on the path to Berlin. In “Call of Duty 3”, you assume the role of one of the four ordinary Allied soldiers (American, British, Canadian or Polish) and join your troops as you march into an authentic, living battlefield for unprecedented combat. Battle it out online with up to 24 players in either single or split-screen play. Run and gun or commandeer multiple-occupancy vehicles including tanks, motorcycles and jeeps.

“Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Vegas 2” (Ubisoft): Now is your chance to return to Sin City where you can help rescue Vegas from an escalating terrorist siege that forces you into heart-pounding action from beginning to end.

October 13: “Grand Theft Auto IV” (Rockstar Games): Set in the largest, most richly detailed interactive environment created, “Grand Theft Auto IV” tells the story of Niko Bellic and his journey through modern-day Liberty City. Searching for a mysterious figure who wronged him in the past, Niko becomes embroiled in a world of violence and corruption as he struggles to cope with his cousin’s mounting debt and the seedy underbelly of Liberty City. The epic story carries on with a new protagonist, story, weapons, music and vehicles in the much anticipated October 29 release of “Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony”. Liberty City gets an overdose of guns, glitz and grime and you can get in on the explosive Multiplayer Unlocked event coming at the end of October.

October 20: “Midnight Club Los Angeles” (Rockstar Games): Race at breakneck speeds through the streets of Modern-day L.A. Drive the hottest real-world turners, muscle cars, luxury cars, exotics and superbikes on the streets today, all recreated in stunning detail. For heart pounding street racing with no track, no load times and no rules: Welcome to the Midnight Club.

“Army of Two” (Electronic Arts): When one man is not enough, it will take an army of two to fight through war, political turmoil and a conspiracy so vast it threatens the entire world. Get ready for the imminent release of the first blockbuster of 2010, “Army of Two: The 40th Day”, by playing through the first game in the series. Players who keep a saved game from the original on their hard drive will gain access to two unique weapons, designed by fans for fans of the franchise.

“Sonic Unleashed” (SEGA): Join Sonic in his quest to save the world from Dr. Eggman. On a pursuit for domination, Dr. Eggman unleashes a slumbering beast from the center of the world. This causes a devastating tremor that splinters the world and triggers a mysterious transformation in Sonic. The world divided, and Sonic altered with new abilities and powers, the stage is set for a climactic battle.

October 27: “Dead Space” (Electronic Arts): Set in the cold blackness of deep space, the award-winning “Dead Space” delivers the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome actions. The atmosphere in “Dead Space” is soaked with a feeling of tension, dread and sheer terror. Players step into the role of engineer Isaac Clarke, an ordinary man on a seemingly routine mission to fix the communications system aboard a mining ship. However, it’s not long before Isaac awakes to a living nightmare filled with vicious genetic mutations inside a dead, claustrophobic silence. Trapped and cut off, you must help Isaac engage in a desperate fight for survival.

“DiRT” (Codemasters): “DiRT” blends death-defying off-road action, precision control and tricked-out intensity of street racing into a visually stunning motorsports masterpiece. Choose from a wealth of officially licensed cars and real-world locations, as you careen through gravel, dirt and mud, doing whatever it takes to bring the trophy home.

These are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Ahhh... fall and all its glory. The crisp air, the change of seasons, the comfort food. If you’re like us, what gets us really excited is FOOTBALL! Now, take your NFL rivalry to Xbox LIVE and sport your favorite team’s jersey with “Madden NFL” gear (EA SPORTS). Just in time for all the Sunday, Monday and Thursday night NFL action, starting October 8 you can keep your Avatar in the red zone. Round out October with Prep School gear, and University favorites. Huzzah!

Already have your Halloween costume picked out? Don’t leave your Avatar out in the dust! Dress them up in one of our fun, tricked out styles, whether you’re feeling witchy, spooky or like a pretty, pretty princess. Starting October 15, hit up the Hershey’s costume shop for some sweet costume treats.

Another great thing about fall? Winter is right around the corner! Gear your Avatar up with Skullcandy. Starting October 1, you can take your pick from signature varieties of Skullcandy headphones and styles that will rock your unique Winter Avatar style. You girls out there will also be able to express your gaming attitude with GamerchiX styles starting October 22.

Vampires, Princes, Games and More… All at a Discounted Price

Quality downloadable games at value prices are an easy find with a fun-filled Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week lineup. With an assortment of Arcade titles offered at a bargain price, you’ll find the perfect downloadable treat. October 5th venture to ancient Persia and heal the world from the evil corruption in “Prince of Persia® Epilogue” (Ubisoft). October 12th, break out the popcorn as “HASBRO FAMILY GAME NIGHT” (Electronic Arts) is a bundle of family fun with cut backs on prices for each beloved favorite (BATTLESHIP, CONNECT 4, SCRABBLE, YAHTZEE, BOGGLE and SORRY! Sliders). “Resident Evil 5 Versus Mode” (Capcom) offers more bio hazardous challenges for less on October 19th, and play three exciting casino-style games set in the world of Albion at half-off with “Fable II Pub Games” (Microsoft Game Studios) on October 26th. Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week continuously delivers more fun for less, and is available exclusively for Xbox LIVE Gold Members.