IN THE SPOTLIGHT

“Halo: Reach” Noble Map Pack Available Now!
Continue your fight for humanity with the launch of the first map pack for the biggest blockbuster Xbox 360 game of the year, “Halo: Reach!” Downloadable only on Xbox LIVE, the Noble Map Pack introduces three new explosive environments to the online multiplayer battlefield, each designed to reinforce all of “Halo: Reach’s” vital warfronts, from small scale engagements to massive Invasion battlegrounds. The Noble Map Pack includes all new Achievements and is available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points.


You’re a loyal Xbox LIVE member and we thank you!
Through the newly launched Xbox LIVE Rewards Program, earn Microsoft Points and get cool rewards, including quarterly promotions and sweepstakes for renewing your Xbox LIVE Gold membership and trying new features – doing what you love on Xbox LIVE! Be sure to enroll in the Xbox LIVE Rewards program this holiday and you could win a home entertainment system upgrade or any of the following prizes such as 1,600 Microsoft Points, an HD movie on Zune, an Xbox LIVE game, one year of Xbox LIVE Gold membership and more! Go to https://rewards.xbox.com for more details and to enroll today.


Download…. Watch…. Touchdown!
Remember to download the ESPN app on Xbox LIVE and watch for the chance to win! This month we’re giving away a Bose CineMate Series II digital home theater system and a trip for the winner and guest to ESPN headquarters in Bristol where you can meet and greet stars and eat in the ESPN’s renowned cafeteria!  You can also score big weekly prizes such as a one year Xbox LIVE Gold membership, 4000 Microsoft Points, the hottest sports games and more! Log on to the Xbox LIVE dashboard and look for the ESPN sweepstakes for more details or xbox.com/espnsweeps and don’t forget to watch your favorite games and highlights on ESPN on Xbox LIVE.*


Xbox LIVE Arcade Special Offer for Merrier Holidays
In the spirit of the season, purchase two qualifying Xbox LIVE Arcade titles such as “Limbo,” “Trials HD”, or “Super Meat Boy” among many others between December 1, 2010 12:01 AM EST and December 20, 2010 11:59 PM EST, and receive 400 Microsoft Points - as a BONUS! For more details about the program as well as a complete list of qualifying Arcade titles, please log on to xbox.com/arcadeoffer. Available worldwide (except Italy, Japan, Russia, Poland, Brazil, South Africa, Greece, Columbia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Chile and Slovakia)**

Games for the Holidays
This holiday season, share exciting new Xbox LIVE Arcade games with friends and family! Starting December 22 through January 5, Microsoft Game Studios will introduce three new downloadable hits, exclusively to Xbox LIVE Arcade and for gamers of every level – “A World of Keflings,” “Raskulls,” and “ilomilo.” Invite friends and family to build a kingdom in “A World of Keflings,” race through bone-shaking levels in “Raskulls” and collaborate to help ilo and milo reunite in “ilomilo.” A new title will roll out for download each week, providing early access and unlocking exclusive characters in the other two games. So take advantage of the Microsoft Points you’ll receive this holiday to enjoy these games with others!

  • December 22: “A World of Keflings” (Ninja Bee/Microsoft Game Studios) – 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide
  • December 29: “Raskulls” (Half Brick Studios/Microsoft Game Studios) – 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide
  • January 5: “ilomilo” (SouthEnd Interactive/Microsoft Game Studios) – 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide

AVATAR MARKETPLACE
December 2:
NBA Collection
December 2:
“Trials HD” (Microsoft Game Studios)
December 9: “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II” (LucasArts)
December 9:
Holiday Collection


XBOX LIVE ARCADE
December 1: “Unbound Saga” (Microsoft Game Studios) – 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide


DEAL OF THE WEEK
Get ready to fight the insect infestation, weather the blizzard, or plunge for a feeding frenzy!  From “Worms™ Armageddon 2” (Microsoft Game Studios) and “Earthworm Jim HD” (Gameloft), to “Gears of War 2” Snowblind Map Pack (Microsoft Game Studios) and “Tetris Splash” (Microsoft Game Studios), enjoy three weeks of creepy crawly, cold, and out of this world entertainment at 50-67 percent off!


Week of November 29 – Insect Infestation:
“Worms™ 2: Armageddon”
(Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil and South Africa)
“Assault Heroes”
(Microsoft Game Studios) – 200 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia and South Africa)
“Band of Bugs” (Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia and South Africa)
“Earthworm Jim HD” (Gameloft) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Korea, Brazil and South Africa)
“Centipede & Millipede” (Atari) – 200 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Czech, Greece, Hungary, India, Japan, Korea, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and South Africa)


Week of December 6 – Winter Wonderland:
“Polar Panic”
(Valcon Games) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil and South Africa)
Burton Snowboard – 120 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia and South Africa)
Burton RED Hi Fi Helmet
– 80 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia and South Africa)
“Gingerbread Man”
– 120 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia and South Africa)
“Gears of War 2”
Snowblind Map Pack (Microsoft Game Studios) – 160 Microsoft Points (60 percent off) and available worldwide (except Germany)
“3 on 3 NHL™ Arcade” (Electronic Arts) – 200 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil and South Africa)


Week of December 13 – Casual Arcade:
“Bejeweled 2”
(PopCap) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, India, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and South Africa)
“UNO RUSH™” (Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and South Africa)
“Zuma”
(Microsoft Game Studios) – 200 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Czech, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and South Africa)
“Tetris Splash”
(Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand
“Feeding Frenzy 2” (PopCap) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide (except Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Singapore, Taiwan and South Africa)


GAME ADD-ONS
November 30
: “Halo: Reach” Noble Map Pack (Microsoft Game Studios) – 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide
December 1
: “Trials HD” Big Thrills! Add-on (Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points and available worldwide
December 8
: “Pinball FX 2” Marvel Comic Table Pack (Microsoft Game Studios) – 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide
December 14
: “Forza Motorsport 3” Community Choice Classics Pack (Microsoft Game Studios) – 400 Microsoft Points and available worldwide


GAMES ON DEMAND
November 30:
“BioShock 2” (2K Games) – Available worldwide (except Japan and Korea)
December 7:
“Army of TWO™: The 40th Day” (Electronic Arts) – Available worldwide (except Japan, Korea, Brazil and South Africa)
December 14: “Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2” (Electronic Arts) – Available worldwide (except Japan, Korea, Brazil and South Africa)


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*ESPN Download, Watch & Win: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (includes Washington, D.C.) aged 18 years and older. For details, including free, alternate method of entry, see the Official Rules at www.xbox.com/espnsweeps


** The Bonus Points will either be deposited automatically into your Xbox LIVE account after the end of the offer period, or sent to you via token to the e-mail tied to the Xbox LIVE account used to make the purchase.  Please allow 4 weeks for delivery – on or around January 17, 2011.  Microsoft Points must be used by June 30, 2011. For more details and the Official Rule go to www.xbox.com/arcadeoffer.