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Rumor: Mirror's Edge demo releasing Nov. 6th

According to the Mirror's Edge pre-order page over on Gamestop.com, the long promised Mirror's Edge demo will release to the XBLM on Thursday, November 6th. Which, if true, would be in line with EA releasing a demo prior to the game's retail release on the 11th. So, we say bank on November 6th being the release, because the only reason we're slapping a rumor tag on this is because EA hasn't officially confirmed it yet. We can't wait!

[Thanks, thw]

A look at the NXE's Marketplace online

With the November 19th launch of the New Xbox Experience, not only will we see a complete dashboard overhaul, but changes are a coming to Xbox.com and the Xbox Live Marketplace.

The Gamerscore Blog just posted a image preview of how Xbox.com will look with its enhanced XBLM features, including the ability to browse all XBLM content, purchase goodies using your Microsoft points and queue up downloads that'll insta-download the next time you turn on your Xbox 360. We already know this is going to be an extremely useful XBLM searching tool and one of convenience, thumbs up to the Microsoft peeps.

Guitar Hero World Tour DLC releases launch week

Activision just sent word that a guitar case full of downloadable music content will be available for purchase during launch week of Guitar Hero World Tour.

At launch, Acti will be releasing a Classic Rock Track Pack comprised of music from Boston, Foreigner and Rick Springfield as well as well two free guitar duel downloads from Ted Nugent and Zakk Wylde. Also at launch, a track from Blind Melon will be released and R.E.M. will make available a three pack of DLC from their latest album Accelerate. Finally, we learn that the GHIII Metallica Death Magnetic DLC will import directly into World Tour.

Note that pricing hasn't been announced and that ALL track packs can be broken apart making each single purchasable individually. Complete rundown of World Tour launch DLC after the break.

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Surprise! Fable 2 DLC likely in the works

Just barely stopping short of confirming downloadable content for Fable II, Lionhead ... um ... head Peter Molyneux told VideoGamer.com that it would be "pretty dumb" not to have DLC planned. Declining to officially detail what that DLC might be -- it doesn't officially exist, remember -- he did say what it might be if Lionhead was planning something. What it shouldn't be, according to Molyneux, is "just a whole load of new weapons and armour." Molyneux states that the content should be "a bit more tangible," adding, "it would be nice if you didn't have to wait months and months for it as well."

Just what is the mysterious and unofficial DLC? More missions perhaps? New locations to explore (the Limited Edition comes with an extra dungeon, after all)? A racecar bed?

[Via Joystiq. Thanks to Stuart Harper for the image]

Rock Band receives new DLC, now with Offspring [update 2]

Update 2: The long lost Offspring DLC is now available for purchase off the XBLM. Celebratory "HUZZAH!" Original article viewable below.

According to the Harmonix crew, the Offspring tracks should be available, so it looks like it's an error on Microsoft's side. Still waiting for answers ...

It's Rock Band DLC Tuesday today, and that means all the new musical DLC that was announced last Friday releases today. Or so that's how it usually goes, today is the exception though, because the Offspring tracks have gone missing.

For whatever reason, only six of the promised nine Rock Band DLC tracks are available for purchase off the XBLM. The six tracks from bands including Against Me!, Free, George Thorogood, Harvey Danger, Screaming Trees and Static-X are all available, but the highly anticipated Offspring three pack is nowhere to be found. And we aren't exactly sure why they aren't available, because both Major Nelson and Harmonix are nowhere to be found. Let's just hope that there's a bug in the system and all nine tracks release later today, because denying us our Offspring is NOT a way to make friends.

Continue reading Rock Band receives new DLC, now with Offspring [update 2]

Mega Man 9 "DLC" arrives this week

Capcom has announced that the first wave of downloadable content for Mega Man 9 will land on XBLA this Tuesday, not even a week since the game debuted on the service. The content available will include a playable Proto Man and a new gameplay mode called Endless Attack (you can probably guess how that one works). Official prices haven't been announced, though Proto Man and Endless Attack cost $2.00 and $3.00, respectively, on Nintendo's WiiWare service. Of course, we can't properly gauge what it costs to convince yourself that Capcom isn't screwing you by charging for modes that should have been included with the game in the first place.

The remaining bits of DLC are expected to arrive the week of October 20.

New Xbox Experience: A look at the new XBLM

Gamerscore Blog has posted another update regarding the New Xbox Experience, and this time we get a look at the newly revamped Games Store. When browsing the Games Store in the NXE, each game entry will now list every single download available for that game, handily organized into different sections (previews, gamerpics, DLC, etc). In addition to this, each game listing will also include screenshots and the "back of the box" descriptions you'd find at a retail store. So, basically, you can find out whatever you need about a specific game in a single place on Xbox Live Marketplace. What a novel idea.

Check out screens of the new Games Store interface in the gallery below.

Gallery: New Xbox Experience - XBLM

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Rock Band DLC: Offspring three pack and six others

Next week's Rock Band downloadable content was just announced by the Harmonix crew and, well, we're in for a treat!

On October 7th, there will be an Offspring three-pack released and it actually includes GOOD Offspring tracks like "Self Esteem", "Gone Away" and "Pretty Fly". The pack is 440 MS points or each song can be purchased individually for 160 points. On top of the Offspring DLC goodness are six other tracks from bands including George Thorogood ("Bad to the Bone" FTW!), Harvey Danger, Static-X, Free and more. Each will cost 160 MS points apiece. Check the complete listing of next week's Rock Band DLC below and be sure to support the Offspring.
  • "Gone Away" by Offspring
  • "Pretty Fly" by Offspring
  • "Self Esteem" by Offspring
  • "Stop!" by Against Me!
  • "All Right Now" by Free
  • "Bad to the Bone" by George Thorogood
  • "Cream & Bastards Rise" by Harvey Danger
  • "Nearly Lost You" by Screaming Trees
  • "Push It" by Static-X

Viva the Trouble in Paradise and NBA 2K9 demos

There are metric ton of titles coming out in the next few months but there have been titles released recently that warrant your attention too. Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise may seem like a revamped version of the original but with so many additions it's hard to call it Viva Pinata 1.5. Still on the fence? Check out the demo, now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Sports fan? Also available on the Xbox Live Marketplace is a demo for the upcoming 2K Sports pro basketball entry, NBA 2K9. Play one 4-minute quarter as the Lakers or the Celtics in a demo that relives the first part of Game 6 from the 2008 playoffs. Not sure who to pick? The answer is the Celtics, it's always the Celtics.

PES 2009 demo now available on the XBLM

Available for download off the Xbox Live Marketplace is a brand new PES 2009 demo from the developing crew over at Konami. The download, which clocks in at around 1.2GB, features four player online co-op and a handful of teams. Just as expected. So, now that you know your demo downloading mission, we think it's time to get a start. 1.2GB doesn't download itself.

Rock Band 2 bonus track registration is online

Free. Is there any word half as awesome in the English language? Harmonix agrees and is now accepting redemption codes for the twenty downloadable tracks that were included with the purchase of Rock Band 2 (the code is located on the back of your game manual). Once the registration information is filled out and you receive your confirmation email you get to play the game ... the waiting game that is.

Unfortunately this process is only a precursor to the tracks being made available which Harmonix promises will be "in a few weeks." When the tracks are available gamers will automatically receive an email that includes a unique code which is then used to grab the tracks from the Xbox Live Marketplace. The track list for the free content has yet to be released, however, the official Rock Band forums has a possible set list if you're eager to spot possibilities. Regardless of the track list, this could be the best "free thing" ever made available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. You know, unless you count those Nacho Libre gamerpics.

Red Hot Chili Peppers DLC lights up Xbox Live

As players return to Xbox Live they'll be happy to know new DLC awaits them in Rock Band 2. Available now on the Xbox Live Marketplace is the entire album from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Grab the downloadable package for 1,600MS Points or 160MS points per track today via the Marketplace and start rocking. Not familiar with Blood Sugar Sex Magik? RHCP fans will tell you the album, the bands fifth, is widely regarded as the release that put the group in the public eye. Just how popular is it? Blood Sugar Sex Magik has sold a reported 12 million copies worldwide since its release in 1991. Included in the track pack are:
  • "The Power of Equality"
  • "If You Have to Ask"
  • "Breaking the Girl"
  • "Funky Monks"
  • "Suck My Kiss"
  • "I Could Have Lied"
  • "Mellowship Slinky in B Major"
  • "The Righteous & The Wicked"
  • "Blood Sugar Sex Magik"
  • "Under the Bridge"
  • "Naked in the Rain"
  • "Apache Rose Peacock"
  • "The Greeting Song"
  • "My Lovely Man"
  • "Sir Psycho Sexy"
  • "They're Red Hot"
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Rock Band 1 tracks won't become DLC

For those of you who are just jumping into the Rock Band experience with the purchase of Rock Band 2, yet still want to jam to some of the original tracks on Rock Band 1, then you best purchase the disc.

Variety just confirmed with MTV Games that none of the Rock Band 1 setlist tracks will be released as purchasable hunks of DLC. Ever. So, your best bet would be to buy Rock Band used (or borrow it from a friend) and do the 400 MS point song export. Cheap and efficient!

[Via Joystiq]

PES 2009 demo kicks the XBLM this Thur.

Our Konami friends (yes, we're best friends and no, we don't have to prove it) just announced that a Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 demo will be making its way to the Xbox Live Marketplace this Thursday, October 2nd.

The PES 2009 demo will include a five minute multiplayer exhibition match as well as a few promotion videos detailing the game's new game modes. As far as team selection goes, Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and both Italian and French national teams will be available in the demo. Sadly, the "All Man, All David Beckham" team will not be included in either the PES 2009 demo or retail version.

Rock Band to receive Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik

As with every Friday, over on the official Rock Band forums, hmxsean posted next week's Rock Band DLC and it's Chili Peppers'tastic!

Available for purchase next Tuesday, September 30th is the entire Red Hot Chili Peppers album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The album will be comprised of 16 master tracks (excluding "Give it Away", because it's available in Rock Band 2's setlist) and can be purchased for either 160 Microsoft points each or as an album for 1600 points. Complete listing of DLC goodness below.
  • "The Power of Equality"
  • "If You Have to Ask"
  • "Breaking the Girl"
  • "Funky Monks"
  • "Suck My Kiss"
  • "I Could Have Lied"
  • "Mellowship Slinky in B Major"
  • "The Righteous & The Wicked"
  • "Blood Sugar Sex Magik"
  • "Under the Bridge"
  • "Naked in the Rain"
  • "Apache Rose Peacock"
  • "The Greeting Song"
  • "My Lovely Man"
  • "Sir Psycho Sexy"
  • "They're Red Hot"

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