In the Spotlight: Don’t wait for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow this St. Paddy’s Day, get exclusive benefits of an Xbox LIVE Gold membership for free between March 4 (9 a.m. PST) and March 7 (9 a.m. PST)! Sponsored by A&E, take advantage of this Gold Unlock weekend and enjoy the following premium Gold-only features:  online multiplayer, access to entertainment content from Netflix, ESPN, Facebook, Last.fm, and Zune Pass.

 

Jump into your favorite sporting event with friends and rivals via ESPN on Xbox LIVE, check out A&E’s all-new original drama series about ex cons teaming up with cops to catch escaped fugitives in “Breakout Kings,” keep up with friends and family through Facebook and much more!

 

Get everyone in the game with great gear

Xbox 360® launches Gearfest 2011, one of the biggest sales events of the year for authentic Xbox gear, this March. For nine weeks, get Xbox 360® accessories at amazing prices! Now through Apr. 30, add even more excitement and convenience to the way you connect, play games and experience entertainment with friends and family! For more details, please visit www.xbox.com/gearfest.  

 

Prepare to take the fight to the Covenant!

On Mar. 15, the “Halo: Reach” Defiant Map Pack will introduce three action-packed new warfronts to Xbox LIVE for 800 Microsoft Points – including a new Firefight map! For gamers who haven’t yet experienced the most critically acclaimed shooter of 2010, there’s no better time – “Halo: Reach” will be available on Games on Demand the same day as the Defiant Map Pack on Mar. 15.  

 

Just in time for these exciting new releases, a fresh lineup of new “Halo” Avatar gear, including a Noble Team T-shirt, a jetpack accessory and a (not so) fearsome Scarab pet, will be available on Avatar Marketplace on Mar. 10. For images of these stylish new Avatar threads, please visit: http://edelmanadmin.psni.com/public/Halo%20Reach/Avatar%20Items/.

 

Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party

Release Date

Price Microsoft Points

 

Torchlight (Microsoft Game Studios)

March 9

1200

 

Full House Poker  (Microsoft Game Studios)

March 16

800

 

 

Game Add-ons

Release Date

Price Microsoft Points

 

 

Dragon Age 2 Exiled Prince (Electronic Arts)

March 8

560

 

Dragon Age 2 The Black Emporium (Electronic Arts)

March 8

800

 

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Porsche Unleashed (Electronic Arts)

March 8

560

 

Halo: Reach Defiant Map Pack (Microsoft Game Studios)

March 15

800

 

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Jill Character (Capcom)

March 15

400

 

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Shuma Character (Capcom)

March 15

400

 

 

Deal of the Week

DOTW Date

Price Microsoft Points

 

 

 

 

 

Lara Croft  (Square Enix) Specials

 

 

 

Lara Croft & The Guardian of Light

March 7 - 13

600 (50% off)

 

Raziel & Kane Character Pack

March 7 - 13

200 (50% off)

 

A Hazardous Reunion Challenge Pack 3

March 7 - 13

200 (50% off)

 

All the Trappings Challenge Pack 1

March 7 - 13

200 (50% off)

 

T-Rex Pet

March 7 - 13

120 (50% off)

 

St. Paddy’s Day Specials

 

 

 

Clover: A Curious Tale (Deej)

March 14 - 20

200 (50% off)

 

Rock Band - "Bad Luck" (Harmonix)

March 14 - 20

80 (50% off)

 

Rock Band - Green Day Pack 01 (Harmonix)

March 14 - 20

220 (50% off)

 

Lips - "Some Guys Have All The Luck" (Microsoft Game Studios)

March 14 - 20

80 (50% off)

 

Lips - "Chasing Cars" (Microsoft Game Studios)

March 14 - 20

80 (50% off)

 

Green Avatar Tux (Microsoft)

March 14 - 20

120 (50% off)

 

Leprechaun Avatar Prop (Microsoft)

March 14 - 20

120 (50% off)

 

Green Shamrock Avatar Tee (Microsoft)

March 14 - 20

40 (50% off)

 

Red Dead Redemption Irish T-Shirt (Rockstar Games)

March 14 - 20

40 (50% off)

 

NBA2K11 Celtics Jersey (2K Games)

March 14 - 20

120 (50% off)

 

 

 

 

 

Games on Demand

Release Date

 

 

Kane & Lynch 2 (Square Enix)

March 8

 

Halo: Reach (Microsoft Game Studios)

March 15

 

 

Price Reduction Date

 

 

Batman: Arkham Asylum (Square Enix)

March 1

 

 

Avatar Marketplace

Release Date

 

 

Robots

March 3

 

Halo: Reach (update to existing collection)

March 10

 

 

Additional Content

 Date

 

 

Unleash your avatar! Now you can print images of your avatar on wall posters, 3D figurines, and Zune devices! For more information on supporting partners and how to bring your avatar to life, please visit www.xbox.com/unleashyouravatar.

March 2

 

Kinect Joy Ride receives a title update that adds LIVE play to two modes and a new driver cam feature at no cost.

March 3

 

Xbox LIVE Sales & Specials in the Spotlight Channel – Check out a new destination on Xbox LIVE where you can find all of the best deals and specials on Arcade games, add-ons, and more.

March 8

 

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Add-ons Sale (Ubisoft) – Spice up your routine with new workouts at a special price – 50%-60% off!

March 8 - 14

 

 

This is the current release schedule for Xbox LIVE Marketplace content. As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

For more information (press only), contact us at xboxnewsbeat@edelman.com

 

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