Xbox Live Gold Deal Of The Week

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Xbox Live Gold Deal Of The Week

xbox live gold deal of the week

    xbox live

  • Xbox Live (trademarked as Xbox LIVE ) is an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service created and operated by Microsoft Corporation. It is currently the only online gaming service on consoles that charges users a fee to play multiplayer gaming.

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    deal

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  • Distribute (cards) in an orderly rotation to the players for a game or round
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    week

  • A period of seven days
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xbox live gold deal of the week – Gears of

Gears of War 3
Gears of War 3
Developed by Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360, “Gears of War 3“ plunges players into a harrowing tale of hope, survival and brotherhood. In “Gears of War 3,“ players fight on as Marcus Fenix, the grizzled war hero and leader of Delta Squad. Eighteen months after the fall of the last human city, the war against the Locust rages on. Meanwhile, deep beneath the surface, a fearsome new threat is infecting the planet from within. With survivors scattered and civilization in ruins, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race. This item cannot be sold outside US and we cannot gaurantee the compatibility. You can contact the call center for more information on compatibility.

Blinking with fiery rage.

Blinking with fiery rage.
On Saturday, October 13, approximately one year and one month after I received it as a gift, the moment I had been waiting for arrived:

My 360 abruptly jostled me from a gaming bender with ferocious crimson blinking; the segmented lights appearing as deep cuts into the very heart of the machine.

For those who don’t know, the 360 has a rather high "general system failure rate" that Microsoft acknowledged by extending each and every Xbox’s warranty an additional two years. This was done to avoid any messy recalls during this turbulent time of next-generation game console warfare between Sony’s Playstation 3 and Nintendo’s game-console-for-all Wii.

At first, I was ecstatic. Why, you ask? Well, gentle reader, my brothers had the foresight to purchase the console with an extended uber-warranty from the Futureshop not two minutes from my home.

I had read the horror stories and tribulations, but was confident that my 360 would be swiftly and instantly exchanged by the friendly customer service staff.

Bracing myself against the elements, I tucked my beloved machine under my arm and headed to the surprisingly un-trafficed customer service line. Confidently setting the 360 down on the counter and producing my extended warranty plan, I proclaimed "red ring of death" while asking Jennie to scope out how many Xbox360s they had in stock, musing that if all they had were the upgraded Elite models, I’d just have to insist they replace my moribund machine with one of those.

The staff behind the counter looked at me and chuckled. Oh, they had received far, far,far too many of these crippled machines during the last year to simply do a swap anymore. They would be happy to fill out the paperwork and deal with Microsoft on my behalf. However, they looked at me soberly– as soberly as any doctor looking at the relatives of an ailing patient- and suggested that if I were to deal with the problem myself, it would be handled much faster.

Mustering up my most noble "hey, it’s no big deal" smile, I raced home and went online to search for Microsoft’s customer service number. By this time, it was 6:30 EST on a Saturday and I had resigned myself to the fact that I would likely not be speaking to anyone until Monday morning. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the number on the Xbox Web site said I could "call anytime".

Upon dialing, I was swiftly connected to a young man with a bit of Texas twang to his voice; patiently waiting for me to answer his questions as I berated him with mine– I’m in Canada, is this the right number?! Am I getting a new machine to replace mine that oozes red rings?!

He calmly asked me to run some tests and provide some information where he then informed me that I had indeed received a "general system failure". Microsoft was going to immediately courier me an empty box to ship back my Xbox to them. They would then courier me a "repaired, replaced or new machine" as deemed appropriate with 7-8 business days.

With a heavy heart, I agreed to this and proceeded to wait.

But I didn’t wait long! On Tuesday, I came home to find I had missed a package from Purolator and that I would be able to pick it up at a local Purloator centre by 5:00 p.m. that evening.

Over eager, I went in at 3:00 p.m. and asked if my package had arrived. The woman at the counter informed me that it wouldn’t be in until 4:30 p.m.

I said: "Great. Delivered AFTER the pick up for today’s shipments."
She said: "Not at all, we get a pickup at 6:30 p.m."

She looked at me again and asked: "Xbox?"

Shocked, I exclaimed "indeed, it was for my disabled Xbox."
She said: "bring it with you when you come in, we’ll pack it up for you and send it off for you."

"You get this a lot," I asked? She smiled. "Oh yes."

I came in later that afternoon and there was an additional staff member behind the counter. He grabbed my pickup slip, fetched my empty box, proceeded open it up, grabbed my Xbox and, with the assuredness of a Microsoft employee, asked me I had removed all DVDs, memory cards and hard disks.

He looked at me slyly: "I do this dozens of times a week. Maybe more."

I nervously smiled, hoping that these were all one-time affairs and not the serial replacements I had read about online.

Then I waited.

But again, not long! Today at 1:00 p.m. (Friday, October 19), I received a knock at the door and my Xbox360 was returned in fully working condition; the eye its usual "come hither" green brilliance, its CD drive making slightly less noise than before (at least, I believe it’s a different frequency of hum now, anyway). A letter accompanying the unit informed me that my replaced unit was a "refurbished" one, containing the latest production techniques. I’m not sure what that means, but it definitely didn’t involve grafting on an HDMI port.

Those MS folks even threw in a o

Xbox LIVE Avatar Sculpture

Xbox LIVE Avatar Sculpture
I ordered a sculpture of my Xbox LIVE Avatar. This is it, with a bit of texture. The material is a grainy, granular particulate, like sand. It isn’t noise. 😉
xbox live gold deal of the week

xbox live gold deal of the week

Call of Duty: Black Ops
The newest installment in the biggest action series of all time and the follow-up to last year’s blockbuster Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops launches on November 9, 2010.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter with stealth and tactical play aspect that puts players in the role of a shadow soldier fighting in a variety of historically representative fictional Black Ops missions of the Cold War era. Created with the input of actual Black Ops soldiers from the time, the game mixes traditional Call of Duty tactical shooter gameplay with new gameplay options designed to expand the players’ experience. Additional features include extensive multiplayer options, along with new vehicles and explosive new weapons.
Call of Duty: Black Ops game logo
Putting Out the Hotspots of the Cold War
Follow-up to 2009’s blockbuster Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops breaks new ground in the Call of Duty series and the video game industry at large by delving into the not-so cold conflicts of the Cold War.
Black Ops solidier with face in shadow from Call of Duty: Black Ops

Relive the Cold War COD style.
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Inspired by the experiences of real Black Ops soldiers of the era, the missions of Call of Duty: Black Ops take the player to a wide variety of settings, ranging from snowbound mountain strongholds in historical Soviet held territories, to the jungles and urban settings of Vietnam War era SE Asia. Throughout all, care has been taken to maintain the traditional essence of Call of Duty style combat, while also introducing new types of player action that add to the gameplay experience. Additional features include co-op, versus and team-based multiplayer options, new vehicles like the SR-71 Blackbird and lethal new weapons such as explosive-tipped crossbows.
Key Game Features
Seventh installment of the Call of Duty series, based on the live fire conflicts of the Cold War era.
Diverse variety of play setting ranging from urban air and ground combat in SE Asia, to snow combat in Soviet region and jungle combat.
Blending of traditional COD, and new first-person character scenarios designed to both retain the essence of the COD gaming experience and ensure constantly flowing and varied action.
New arsenal of weapons and vehicles tied to the Cold War era, including the SR-71 Blackbird and sited explosive-tipped crossbows.
Wide array of play modes including single player, local multiplayer versus and online co-op and multiplayer.
3-D Game Features

Fully playable in stereoscopic 3D: the game will be compatible with 3D-ready HDTVs and 3D PCs utilizing state-of-the-art active shutter 3D glasses, delivering true depth of field and an unprecedented level of immersion that is perfectly suited for the Call of Duty action experience.
Awesome 3D experiences: aim down the sights of your weapons, fly in helicopters, rappel down mountains, move through highly detailed environments and more.
The experience is seamless to use with a simple menu option to enable stereoscopic 3D or disable it at any time whether playing in the single player campaign, multiplayer or Zombie mode.
Playable in both 3D and non-3D on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Call of Duty: Black Ops for Windows PC is NVIDIA(R) 3D Vision(R)-Ready and supports stereoscopic 3D gaming using 3D Vision active-shutter glasses and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. For Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system consoles, 3D features require a compatible 3D-ready HD TV.

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Base jumping off a snowcapped mountain side in Call of Duty: Black Ops

Variety in gameplay action.
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Ground units in an urban Vietnem War setting in Call of Duty: Black Ops

COD style multiplayer.
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Soldier decked out for snow combat in a Soviet setting in Call of Duty: Black Ops

Diverse play settings.
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US gunship firing at ground targets in an urban Vietnamese setting in Call of Duty: Black Ops

Cold war themed action.
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