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April Xbox live Marketplace specials

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For those of you who have been waiting in anticipation for the Gears of War 3 Beta, the wait is almost over. If you purchased the Bulletstorm Epic edition, you will have access to the Gears 3 Beta as of Monday the 18th, while those amongst you who are Epic edition-less will have to wait until Monday the 25th before indulging in the “fun, fun, fun, fun”-Rebecca Black.The Beta is scheduled to conclude on Sunday, May the 15th giving the standard Beta availability a good 20 day run, with Bulletstrom Epic edition owners having an additional week of “locust crushing glory”.

April could also be one for the record books, with the Xbox live community attempting to break the current Guinness World record for the largest online 100m sprint,  which is due to take place on Saturday the 23rd of April at 10:00 am(PDT). In order to get the participation numbers up for the record, Xbox 360 owners who do not have gold accounts will have access to the complete experience from Thursday the 21st to Monday the 25th. Furthermore, individuals participating in the Kinect sports Guinness sprint will receive a Guinness World Record Avatar T-shirt.

Now, with the rather large events out of the way, let’s take a look at some of the other Marketplace happenings for April:


Sales and Specials:

Discount Date

Price (in MS points)


Limbo April 15 600 50%
Castle Crashers April 15 600 50%
Shadow Complex April 15 600 50%
Trials HD April 15 600 50%
Monday Night Combat April 15 600 50%


Xbox Live Arcade:

Release date

Price (in MS points)

Might and Magic clash of Heroes April 13 1200
Section 8 Prejudice April 20 1200
Fancy Pants April 20 800


Deal of the Week:

Capcom theme

Discount Date

Price (in MS points)


Marvel vs Capcom 2 April 12-18 600 50%
Mega Man 10 April 12-18 400 50%
Final Fight: Double impact April 12-18 400 50%
Bionic Commando: Rearmed April 12-18 400 50%
Super Street Fighter Turbo HD remix April 12-18 600 50%


Spring Fling Theme:

Discount Date

Price (in MS points)


Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Toned Body April 19-25 160 50%
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Dance Workout: Bollywood April 19-25 200 50%
3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures 2 April 19-25 400 50%
Peggle April 19-25 400 50%
Peggle Nights April 19-25 200 50%
Plants vs Zombies April 19-25 800 50%
Ilomilo April 19-25 400 50%
Avatar Egg Hunt April 19-25 80 50%
Avatar Bunny Outfit April 19-25 120 50%
Monkey Prop April 19-25 120 50%


Games on demand:

Release Date

Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing April 12
Toy Story 3: The Video Game April 12
Fallout: New Vegas April 19
Mafia 2 April 19
Lost Planet 2 April 19

Avatar Marketplace

Release Date

South Park April 19
Mortal Kombat April 19

Additionally, between the 19th and the 25th of April selected Sega titles including, Sonic 4, Crazy Taxi and Outrun Online Arcade will be available at up to a 50% discount. Also, for those of you who are looking to get more from your games, selected Halo, Gears of War and Forza map packs/ add-ons will have a 50% cut between the 12th and 18th.

Source: Major Nelson

Last Updated: April 13, 2011

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