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Xbox Live update: what's new this week?

EA savings, Black Ops 2 DLC and cheap SF X Tekken characters

Xbox Live Marketplace is about to pound your wallet balance through the floor with a giant, novelty boxing glove stuffed with SUPER SAVINGS. These cover various Street Fighter X Tekken characters, undisclosed EA releases and Earthworm Jim HD. It's Earth(worm) Jim, but not as we know it.

There's not much to discuss on the Real Actual New Games front, but the long-overdue arrival of Skulls of the Shogun makes up for the absence of titles handily. You get to control a bunch of dead samurai, one of my personal life goals.


Xbox LIVE Arcade
Skulls of the Shogun - 30-Jan / 1200 points
Special Forces Seal Team X - 6-Feb / 1200 points

Game Add-ons
Call of Duty Black Ops 2: Revolution - 29-Jan / 1200 points
Guardians of Middle Earth: Radagast - 30-Jan / 160 points
Scott Pilgrim: Online Multiplayer + Wallace Pack - 6-Feb / 160 points
Guardians of Middle Earth: Gloin - 6-Feb / 160 points

Deal of the Week
Street Fighter X Tekken - 29-Jan to 4-Feb
Megaman 9 - 40 points (20% off)
Megaman 10 - 640 points (20% off)
Street Fighter X Tekken Additional Character Pack - 1200 points (25% off)
Street Fighter X Tekken SF/TK Swap Costume Complete Pack - 720 points (50% off)
Street Fighter X Tekken SF/TK Alternate Costume Complete Pack - 1080 points (25% off)
Street Fighter X Tekken Char Swap Costume Complete Pack - 240 points (50% off)
Street Fighter X Tekken Char Alternate Costume Complete Pack - 360 points (25% off)

XBLA selection - 5-Feb to 11-Feb
Hydrophobia - 160 (67% off)
Hybrid - 400 points (67% off)
Zeno Clash UE - 400 points (50% off)
Earthworm Jim HD - 400 points (50% off)
Alan Wake's American Nightmare - 600 points (50% off)
Orcs Must Die! - 600 points (50% off)

Sales & Specials
EA Publisher Sale - 29-Jan to 4-Feb / Up to 50% off
Kinect Central: Dragon's Lair - 29-Jan to 4-Feb / 400 points (50% off)
Kinect Central: Mini Ninjas Adventures - 5-Feb to 11-Feb / 400 points (50% off)

Games on Demand
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - 29-Jan
Need for Speed Most Wanted - 29-Jan
Cabela's Hunting Expeditions - 29-Jan

Konsole Kingz - 29-Jan

Buying anything? I've been mulling over the idea of buying Hybrid, a shooter where you can only move between cover points, which reportedly feels oddly akin to a classic boardgame of some description.