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Xbox Live update: what's new this week?

Postby msbhvn » 18 Jun 2013, 15:35

This week's deals haven't gone live yet, but they've mentioned that Fable III is part of the Games on Gold scheme, which will include Assassin's Creed 2 and Halo 3 next month.

Checking Major Nelson's blog, I see the whole Mountain Dew and Doritos promotional shenanigans are still going on. :roll:
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Re: Xbox Live update: what's new this week?

Postby OXM ETboy » 18 Jun 2013, 15:40

The Doritos/Mountain Dew thing is literally amazing. They unveiled it moments before their E3 presser, for crying out loud. Jonty was practically in tears. Here, I'll copy-paste the email he sent me from the queue.

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Re: Xbox Live update: what's new this week?

Postby FishyGinger » 18 Jun 2013, 15:52

What is this mountain doritos thing? I must have been hiding away.
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Re: Xbox Live update: what's new this week?

Postby OXM ETboy » 18 Jun 2013, 15:58

You might recall there being a big hoo-ha in the State of Games Journalism over an article which called out Geoff Keighley for doing product placement for Doritos/Mountain Dew. Brilliantly, MS has now partnered with them to pimp Xbox One.
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Re: Xbox Live update: what's new this week?

Postby msbhvn » 18 Jun 2013, 16:02

A game journalist was made to conduct an interview while surrounded by Mountain Dew and Doritos. There was a picture released of him looking very nonplussed, which was used in an article saying "is this what gaming journalism has come to". I think it was the same article that named the ex-Squeenix PR who threatened to sue.

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Re: Xbox Live update: what's new this week?

Postby FishyGinger » 18 Jun 2013, 16:19

Oh. I hope it wasn't tangy cheese flavour, not a fan of them.
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Postby Maximus T » 18 Jun 2013, 17:17

:idea: Custom Xbox skins with Doritos and Mountain Dew themes! :D
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Postby Sandbwoy » 18 Jun 2013, 19:41

Spelunky with 50% off! I can resist it's graphical charm no more
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Re: Xbox Live update: what's new this week?

Postby CunningSmile » 19 Jun 2013, 14:28

Slightly off topic: Is there any word yet on when the Bioshock DLC will start to release? I've got a Season Pass burning a hole in my hard drive
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Re: Xbox Live update: what's new this week?

Postby FishyGinger » 19 Jun 2013, 15:05

I was looking at the season pass the other day and thought nah, I'll leave it be.
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Postby CunningSmile » 19 Jun 2013, 15:08

I normally would have skipped it as well, but Now TV sent me lots of points for doing their trial and since it was all SP storyline stuff I thought I'd take a gamble.
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Postby FishyGinger » 19 Jun 2013, 15:15

For me it's a toss up between that as lets face it, I'll probably get it all anyways barring any obviously rubbish pieces, state of decay, blood dragon and ME3 citadel.
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Re: Xbox Live update: what's new this week?

Postby msbhvn » 19 Jun 2013, 17:35

CunningSmile wrote:Slightly off topic: Is there any word yet on when the Bioshock DLC will start to release? I've got a Season Pass burning a hole in my hard drive


I heard the Irrational Twitter account is the place for updates on the DLC. Seeing how many delays there were to the game itself, I wouldn't be holding my breath if I were you.
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