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Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Hardware
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Microsoft

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Xbox Live Marketplace December Release Schedule, Kicks Off Games for the Holidays

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2010 @ 7:19 p.m. PST

Xbox 360 is a video game and entertainment system that is home to video games, an on-demand library of movies and TV shows connected to the television. The Xbox 360 blends its content with the largest online social network of 20 million members on Xbox Live to create an entertainment experience that can be shared at home or across the globe.

Xbox Live Deal of the Week :

  • Week of December 6 – Winter Wonderland:
    • Polar Panic, 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off)
    • Burton Snowboard, 120 Microsoft Points (50 percent off)
    • Burton RED Hi Fi Helmet, 80 Microsoft Points (50 percent off)
    • Gingerbread Man, 120 Microsoft Points (50 percent off)
    • Gears of War 2 Snowblind Map Pack, 160 Microsoft Points (60 percent off)
      3 on 3 NHL Arcade, 200 Microsoft Points (50 percent off)
  • Week of December 13 – Casual Arcade:
    • Bejeweled 2, 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off)
      UNO RUSH, 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off)
    • Zuma, 200 Microsoft Points, (50 percent off)
    • Tetris Splash, 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off)
    • Feeding Frenzy 2, 400 Microsoft Points

Xbox Games On Demand:

  • December 7: Army of TWO: The 40th Day
  • December 14: Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Xbox Live Avatar Marketplace:

  • December 2: NBA Collection
  • December 2: Trials HD
  • December 9: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • December 9: Holiday Collection

Xbox Game Add-Ons:

December 8: Pinball FX 2: Marvel Comic Table Pack, 800 Microsoft Points
December 14: Forza Motorsport 3 Community Choice Classics Pack , 400 Microsoft Points

Starting December 22 through January 5, Microsoft Game Studios will introduce three new downloadable hits as part of “Games for the Holidays”, exclusively to Xbox Live Arcade and for gamers of every level , each for 800 Microsoft Points.

Along with Raskulls (Dec. 29:) and ilomilo (Jan. 5) , A World of Keflings is one of three titles in the holiday-themed promotion. All three games include unique content that unlocks if a player owns and earns an achievement in one of the other games.

"The cross-title features are really cool," said Steve Taylor, Keflings creator and President of NinjaBee. "If you buy Raskulls or ilomilo you can build homes for characters from those games in A World of Keflings. Then those characters live in your game world and you can kick them around with the rest of your Keflings. At the same time, if you own A World of Keflings you can choose to have a Kefling as your playable character in Raskulls or dress up ilo and milo in swanky Kefling costumes."

As part of "Games for the Holidays," players who purchase A World of Keflings will get early access within the game to buy the full versions of Raskulls and ilomilo before they officially release. Each of the three games can be purchased from within the others.

"Something all three 'Games for the Holidays' titles have in common is a strong local-multiplayer experience," Taylor said. "A World of Keflings, for one, has this amazing dynamic split-screen system for local multiplayer. The second player can join and leave on the fly at any time."

A World of Keflings also supports online multiplayer for up to four players over Xbox Live.

"Games for the Holidays" is the perfect collection of games to let players create, compete and collaborate together with friends and family over the holidays.

A World of Keflings

Build a robot, rescue the princess, make friends with a dragon and help a creepy witch get even creepier. Take your Xbox LIVE Avatar on a journey through exotic lands while you help the tiny Keflings build and customize their kingdoms! Play with a friend on the same console or with three friends over Xbox LIVE in this story-based, kingdom-building adventure.

The game includes several new key features not found in the first game, namely local-multiplayer, ability to push buildings, upgradable Keflings, musical Kefling cannons, magical kingdom gates that transport players between the different kingdoms of the Kefling world and much, much more. A World of Keflings will be the first game on the Xbox 360 to allow players to bring their avatar props and pets into the game world.

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