Deal of the Fortnight: August 9th, 2010

By zigs00, 8 years ago
Holy cow, Batman! Breaking convention, Microsoft's latest Deal of the Week offer will extend for two whole weeks, starting today (August 9th) and lasting until August 22nd. This week's fortnight's deal sees a discount on three of Dragon Age: Origin's DLC, including the massive Awakening expansion and the Return to Ostagar and Warden's Keep DLC. As always, these offers are exclusive to Xbox Live Gold users.

So first, that huge Awakening for Dragon Age: Origins, down from 3200 MSP to a comparatively tiny 1600 MSP this week. gives the following description:
The archdemon lies dead--and yet in coastal Amaranthine, strange darkspawn still plague the land. As the newly appointed commander of the Grey Wardens, you must rebuild your shattered stronghold, recruit new Wardens to the cause, and defeat this terrifying menace. Includes: (1) A brand new campaign. (2) Five new party members -- plus the return of an old favorite. (3) Six new specializations. (4) Nearly 70 new player abilities. To begin this epic adventure: From the main menu, select New Game, then either import your character from Dragon Age: Origins or create a new, high-level hero!
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The singular achievement-adding DLC Return to Ostagar for Dragon Age: Origins is down from 400 to 240 MSP, and gives the following description of it:
The battle of Ostagar laid waste to your order and claimed the lives of many great men and women, including the brash King Cailan and your mentor, Duncan. Now, there are rumors that a fellow survivor of the battle has escaped from captivity and is seeking the Grey Wardens' help. The time has come to make your return to Ostagar and exact revenge upon the darkspawn. Includes: (1) A return to the battlefields of Ostagar, now thick with darkspawn encamped amidst the snow. (2) An opportunity to regain the lost arms and armor of a king. (3) A second chance to add Dog to your party. To find the survivor: (1) Play through Dragon Age: Origins until after the village of Lothering. (2) Travel to Bann Loren's Lands along the Bannorn's northwest border.
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And finally, Warden's Keep for Dragon Age: Origins is down from 560 to 400 MSP this week. gives the following description of the content:
Two centuries ago, the Grey Wardens were expelled from Ferelden amidst a storm of blood and betrayal. Their fortress remains at remote Soldier's Peak, overgrown and reportedly haunted. Now comes a chance to unearth this lost chapter of Grey Warden history, to unravel the mystery behind its fall, and finally reclaim it for the order! To begin the journey to Soldier's Peak, return to your party camp from the world map and seek out a merchant named Levi Dryden. Includes: (1) A fun dungeon-delving adventure; (2) A set of ancient Grey Warden armor, complete with heraldry; (3) A chance to gain two of six mysterious new abilities. (4) A new base complete with merchants and a party chest to store your hard-earned loot
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But wait - there's more! If anyone cares, the Dragon Age: Origins Blood Dragon Red Avatar T-shirt is also 50% off this week fortnight, down from 80 to 40 MSP.