I won't waffle on and just keep this news post to the bare essentials: Microsoft have announced the marketplace release schedule for the rest of this month, and there's a lot of information to take in. So without further ado...December 14th - Deal of the Week
• The Coldplay Track Pack
, reduced from 440MSP to 240MSP
• Pinball FX
, reduced from 800 MSP to 400 MSP (Japan Only)
• Operation Anchorage DLC
for Fallout 3
reduced from 800MSP to 560MSP. (Japan Only)December 15th - Games on Demand
• Viva Piñata: Party AnimalsDecember 16th - XBLA Wednesday
• Alien Breed Evolution (Episode 1)
- 800 MSP
Developed by Team17, the game features incredible fidelity and attention to detail throughout, awesome audio effects and an engaging single player narrative. The pulsating story takes the game's hero through an intense ride through a stricken craft, onto a mysterious, ageing hulk ship and beyond. In addition to the explosive single player story, the game also offers a relentless, action packed, two-player co-operative battle mode for online and offline local action with a number of difficulty modes to challenge all skills. December 21st - Deal of the Week
• Shadow Complex
, reduced from 1200 MSP to 800 MSPDecember 22nd - Games on Demand
• Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies
• Devil May Cry 4December 23rd - XBLA Wednesday
• Trials HD
BIG PACK! - 400 MSP
Get ready for more fun and insane challenges with the add-on, “Trials HD BIG PACK!” Rev your engines with 35 new racing and skill tracks, over 50 new crazy physics objects, tournaments, new achievements worth 50 extra gamerscore, and more. Fasten your helmet and prepare for serious bruises! December 28th: - Deal of the Week
• The Maw
, reduced from 800 MSP to 400 MSPDecember 29th - Games on Demand
• Gears of War
Also coming to the Avatar Marketplace on December 24th is the Disney Classics
collection, allowing you to dress your avatar as "a pretty Disney princess or classic villain." I'd assume that's gender-specific, but if I can rock a beard and a Cinderella dress, that that's my Christmas present sorted.
And last, but definitely by no means least...
Fight the urge to sneak a peek at your presents from the family and let Xbox LIVE Marketplace fill your December with holiday surprises. Starting December 18 through December 31, enjoy limited time, one-day discounts on select Xbox LIVE Marketplace content every day – games, movies, blockbuster game add-ons, holiday themes, you name it! Available to all Xbox LIVE Gold and Silver members, everyone can celebrate the countdown to the New Year with a special offer from Xbox LIVE!
You can find these daily deals on the Spotlight section of the dashboard, or by following Major Nelson
on Twitter, where he promises to post each of the Holiday Daily deals here: http://www.twitter.com/majornelson
Isn't this time of year just wonderful?