December's Permanent Discounts

By Rebecca Smith,
I think that we can all agree that November's permanent Xbox LIVE discounts were disappointing. A trio of reduced Games on Demand does not tend to equal happy gamers, and regional variations meant that the discounts weren't even worth covering. This month is very different. In the spirit of the Holiday season, Microsoft has discounted a fair number of XBLA games and a token piece of DLC. There's also a fair list of Games on Demand too. Here is this month's list:

Arcade Games

Arkadian Warriors - 800 MSP 400 MSP
Assault Heroes 2 - 800 MSP 400 MSP
Boogie Bunnies - 800 MSP 400 MSP
Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos - 800 MSP 400 MSP
Texas Hold'em - 800 MSP 400 MSP
Zombie Wranglers - 800 MSP 400 MSP

Game Add-ons

Battlestations: Pacific (this has achievements)
• “Battlestations: Pacific - Carrier Battles Map Pack” - 800 MSP 400 MSP

Games on Demand - prices vary per region

The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout
Dead Rising 2 (Xbox 360)
de Blob 2
Fable III
Fight Night Round 4
Homefront
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Please be aware that although these prices are being advertised on the Xbox dashboard, a lot of them are not yet reflected in the Marketplace. Keep checking back at the Marketplace if the price isn't as advertised.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.
Posts on this article have been added to a thread in the Gaming News Forum.
  • JMJimmyJMJimmy426,421
    Posted on 14 December 11 at 17:14Permalink
    Zombie Wranglers and Boogie Bunnies for me!
    Life, it's funny that way.
  • GRWRGRWR256,508
    Posted on 14 December 11 at 17:16Permalink
    Still not great MS....
    Cheesy Muffins
  • DelomanDeloman153,780
    Posted on 14 December 11 at 17:16Permalink
    some nice stuff in here , not quite sure what I'm sure I can find something to distract me
  • Posted on 14 December 11 at 17:17Permalink
    Interpol for 400 is what I'd get
  • VannosVannos246,164
    Posted on 14 December 11 at 17:26Permalink
    Much of this is still overpriced. The following arcade games should be $0.99: Boogie Bunnies, Interpol, Zombie Wranglers.
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    Posted on 14 December 11 at 17:31Permalink
    Meh. Only GoD game i'd consider is NFS and that's still around double what I can buy it for. Some ok arcade reductions but I feel they've picked a list that have probably sold all they are going to by now anyway. Still, a sale is better than no sale.
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  • ZM3ZM3119,318
    Posted on 14 December 11 at 17:32Permalink
    Still pretty much a pile of shit. Assault heroes was decent for couch co-op when it came out, but that was 3 and a half years ago
  • Posted on 14 December 11 at 17:34Permalink
    Love that the review for boogie bunnies says "buy this if you don't have knives to cut yourself with"... glowing review right there.
  • VollmernatorVollmernator104,258
    Posted on 14 December 11 at 17:40Permalink
    Gonna Pick Up Boogie Bunnies Sometime
  • Posted on 14 December 11 at 17:40Permalink
    Mystic Typh00n said:
    Interpol for 400 is what I'd get
    ^ It's a fun little game.

    Maybe Homefront for me depending on the price.
  • BistricBistric263,055
    Posted on 14 December 11 at 17:43Permalink
    A word of warning: Zombie Wranglers is still 800MSP on the UK marketplace.
    Downloaded Interpol and Texas Hold'em, since Full House Poker went belly up after 2 seasons.
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    Posted on 14 December 11 at 17:46, Edited on 14 December 11 at 17:47 by Permalink
    Mystic Typh00n said:
    Interpol for 400 is what I'd get
    Yeah. I had a blast with that game.


    Some good discounts though.
    Countless the dead slaughtered in your name. Not an utter of your voice have you once repaid.
  • wbswbs881,338
    Posted on 14 December 11 at 17:47Permalink
    Yes now I can get Zombie Wranglers for my gf we have been looking at that game for awhile but didn't want to pay $10 for it.
  • wBRYwBRY683,846
    Posted on 14 December 11 at 17:50Permalink
    I tried to buy boogie bunnnies, but it still wants 800...this game has ta score of 700+ and I that interests me enough to buy it to see what's up...once it becomes 400 of course.
  • Das KuhnenDas Kuhnen590,662
    Posted on 14 December 11 at 18:00Permalink
    zombie wranglers showing for 400 for anyone yet? I'm still getting 800..
    Confucius say: Man who stand on toilet is high on pot!
  • Posted on 14 December 11 at 18:05Permalink
    I still think this month is just as if not more disappointing than last month.
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  • Posted on 14 December 11 at 18:08, Edited on 14 December 11 at 18:08 by Mystic Typh00nPermalink
    Das Kuhnen said:
    zombie wranglers showing for 400 for anyone yet? I'm still getting 800..
    roll

    PunkyLiar said:
    Please be aware that although these prices are being advertised on the Xbox dashboard, a lot of them are not yet reflected in the Marketplace. Keep checking back at the Marketplace if the price isn't as advertised.
  • Posted on 14 December 11 at 18:10Permalink
    omg this is amazing :D
    totally agree with you [smile]
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    Posted on 14 December 11 at 18:10Permalink
    YA BILLY said:
    I tried to buy boogie bunnnies, but it still wants 800...this game has ta score of 700+ and I that interests me enough to buy it to see what's up...once it becomes 400 of course.
    Same here, definitely trying the demo, including Zombie Wranglers if the bunnies disappoint me laugh
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