News: XBOX is TEN!

It’s been ten years since the launch of Xbox LIVE and the service is bigger and better than ever and booming with entertainment and games. “Halo 4” has been smashing entertainment industry numbers and Microsoft just announced Xbox LIVE registered the most time spent on the service ever with 442 million hours in a one week period (Nov 6-13).

Marc Whitten, Corporate Vice President, Xbox LIVE, is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Xbox LIVE with a toast and special thanks to its 40 million members. We encourage you to check it out and join us in wishing a happy birthday to Xbox LIVE.

But what would a celebration be without a selection of discounted Xbox LIVE Arcade games? Starting today, 15 November, there will be a number of titles available at a 50% discount for one week only – and as an extra thank you, the Kinect-enabled “Wreckateer” will be absolutely FREE for 48 hours – so don’t miss out! The full list of on-sale games are:

Anniversary Deals/Offers (valid 15 November – 22 November)

Title Standard Price Discounted Price
Castle Crashers 1200 600
Fruit Ninja Kinect 800 400
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 400 200
Bastion 1200 600
Peggle 800 400
Full House Poker 800 400

But that’s not all. Starting 20 November, Xbox LIVE members will have access to “Kinect Sports Gems,” new bite-sized games from the BAFTA-winning “Kinect Sports” franchise. The first three instant-access games – Ski Race, Darts vs. Zombies and 3-Point Contest – will be available from 20 November; additional games are scheduled to be added in December and March. Ten games total will be part of “Kinect Sports Gems”, which is available to all Xbox LIVE members. One “Kinect Sports Gem” will be playable for free each week; all are available to purchase for 240 Microsoft Points each.



Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!