Xbox Live Marketplace Update: Thursday 11th June 2009

Console Monster writes: "It goes without a doubt that today is one of the best Xbox Live Marketplace updates to date with brand new downloadable content for seven titles including the likes of Call of Duty: World at War, Burnout: Paradise, Saints Row 2 and more. It's probably worth mentioning that a lot of what is on offer is at the very cheap price of free! Here is the full Xbox Live Marketplace update for Thursday 11th June 2009:

Call of Duty: World at War: Map Pack 2
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Size: 458 MB
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 2 continues to expand the addictive COD multiplayer experience with four new maps. Battle to control the river bridge in "Banzai" a bright jungle map featuring a waterfall and hidden caves. In "Corrosion" face down your enemy in a shattered train yard, and in "Sub Pens" wipe the monsoon rain from your eyes as you struggle over a bombed-out submarine base. The Zombies return in "Shi No Numa" (Zombie Swamp) featuring Perk machines, the deadly new Wunderwaffe DG-2, new Achievements and flaming Hell Hounds. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts..."

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MriownBOTH5485d ago

sweet new map pack.....buying NOW!!!

Darrius Cole5485d ago

1. Sony has set a precedent of reporting the store updates on Thursday. I have been checking N4G for updates to the Playstation Store for a year at least. However, for the last two or three Thursdays I have noticed that on there are various internet articles that report the additions to the Xbox Store as well. These articles represent new behavior.

2. Those download packs are awfully large for an Xbox 360.

COD:World at War Map Pack = 454MB
Sonic Unleashed: Empire City & Adabat Adventure Pack = 525MB
Burnout Paradise 1.9 = 1GB.

About 80% of the 360 hard drives in use are the 20GB model and they come with only 13GB unused. The way Microsoft buys and offers DLC it won't take much before their users have nowhere to put it.

KingKionic 5485d ago

Fair exchange isnt a robbery. You still can re download anything you delete.

MissyRouge5485d ago

wen is joanna dark coming? i remember i used to play it all the time wen i was younger. so much fun

Wriggy5484d ago

The Xbox Live Arcade title: "Perfect Dark" is releasing in the Winter of this year :)

MissyRouge5483d ago

aww so far away! i wanna get my "opening door of training area to shoot at agent waiting for me with knifes that stuck out of his body and grenades that blew out the lights" ON lol. seriously that was one of the funnest things to do, shoot at that poor guy lol.

DECEPT1KON5484d ago

cod waw dlc2 ever since downloading this , (this morning) i try to set up a game with mates and all i get is incompatible;e game message

sucks ass

it did ask me to update the game when i placed it in but didn't for my mate :(


Looking Back At 2008, An Unbelievably Incredible Year Of Video Game Releases

Huzaifa from eXputer: "2008 was home to the likes of Call of Duty: World at War, Dead Space, GTA 4, Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, and many other hits, which is outright remarkable."

ChasterMies52d ago

Some of these low paid video game “news” writers weren’t born before 2007.

just_looken52d ago

Here here

Those that were around before 2000's i am sure are like me that think we entered a world of non readers or those that follow without question.

I can not wait to see fallout 3 a goty game even though it was about water with non content until you add the dlc/updates then you got the performance/crashing

CrimsonWing6953d ago

I don’t think anything can compare to 2023

lucasnooker53d ago

1998 - the best year in gaming! Metal gear solid, crash bandicoot 3, medievil, half life, ocarina of time, thief, tenchu, resident evil 2, Spyro, tomb raider 3, oddworld abes exodus, banjo kazooie.

It was a different breed of a gaming era. You’ll never understand what it was like back then. The aura of gaming, it was different!

KyRo53d ago (Edited 53d ago )

I second this. Gaming was a lot more varied and fun than it is today. I'm 35 so getting on compared to some here but I got to see all the changes from NES up to now but I've never felt so disappointed in any generation than I have this current gen. I was expecting more from this generation rather than prettier versions of games that came before it. Game mechanics have become so refined that alot of games feel the same and has done for a while now.

Maybe it's time to have a break for a while. I love gaming but I don't feel I get much fun in the traditional sense out of it anymore.

CrimsonWing6953d ago (Edited 53d ago )

Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil 2, Abe’s Exodus, and Ocarina of Time are the only things from that list that I liked.

Here’s the 2023 game releases that I personally liked… and big releases that I didn’t care for:

- Dead Space Remake
- Wo Long Dynatsy
- Resident Evil 4 Remake
- Diablo 4
- Fire Emblem Engage
- Hogwarts Legcay
- Street Fighter 6
- Hi-Fi Rush
- Like a Dragon: Ishin
- Octopath Traveler 2
- Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters
- Final Fanatsy XVI (actually ended up not liking this, but it was still a big deal release)
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
- Lies of P
- Mortal Kombat 1
- Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
- Starfield (Ended up hating this one, but big release)
- Super Mario Bros. Wonder
- Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (I’m an old-school Zelda fan, but didn’t really enjoy this game)
- Alan Wake 2

I mean, honestly I’ve never seen a year of major IP releases like that, ever.

Profchaos52d ago (Edited 52d ago )

Isn't it just a generational thing realistically.

I've been gaming since way back and I some of my favourite games go as far back as the late 80s for me each generation has a year or two of game changing releases one after another before an inevitable dry spell.

I kind of agree gaming had a different feel games hit different because we didn't have the internet nothing got spoiled and you really had to put in the effort to beat a puzzle which could set entire groups of people looking for a solution. But most importantly games were experimental and not as cookie cutter as today even basics like controls were not universal today r2 is shoot l2 is ads garunteed you can't deviate from that in a shooter back then it could of been square, R1 or R1 and circle nothing was standard.

But as time moves on a new generation picks up their controller they are going to be interested in different things that PS1 demo disc with the t Rex blew our primitive 16 bit brains back on launch but to kids today it's laughable.
The new gen of kids coming into to hobby seem to value different things to us there seems to be a huge focus on online play, streamers, gaming personalities, and social experiences, convience of digital downloads. To me I value none of that but that's ok like my parents not liking the band's I would listen to its just the natural cycle.

Gameseeker_Frampt52d ago

Just about every year in the 7th generation was great and something we most likely won't experience again.

2009 for example had Assassin's Creed 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dragon Age: Origins, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Killzone 2, Borderlands, Bayonetta, and Demon's Souls to name a few.

just_looken52d ago

It still amazes me we got over 7 rockstar games ps2/ps3 but 3 for the ps3/ps4/ps5

Dragon age 1-3 and mass effect 1-3 in 7ish years what a generation.


6 Friendliest Characters in Games

GF365: "Oftentimes, video games have characters who are antagonistic and really not very pleasant. Here are some of the friendliest characters in games where you might not otherwise expect to find them."

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thorstein298d ago

Dogmeat: *bark!*

Translation: you are dead to me.


You can probably add Karlach to this from BG3


Don't let the Assassin's Creed Free Weekend Sneak up on You

This weekend from August 10-14, players can play for free Assassin’s Creed II, Brotherhood, Revelations, Black Flag and Valhalla on Xbox, PlayStation and PC (availability dependent on platform).

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dumahim312d ago

Thanks for the warning. I sure would have hated to have been surprised by installing a ubisoft game on accident.

Profchaos312d ago

Because you can't play all the games on every subscription already

KillBill311d ago

Valhalla is not on GamePass.

anast311d ago (Edited 311d ago )

I like Valhalla. The others haven't aged well.