Author: Asylum News Created: 1/30/2008 12:19 AM
Xbox 360 or industry related news of special interest to Canadians.

Halo Waypoint has gone live in Canada. The place for all things Halo related, was made available for Live Gold members in the US last week. Now everyone that is a gold member can enjoy Halo Waypoint. What is Halo Waypoint you ask? Well I am glad you asked. Read on for more information.
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Zombie slayers rejoice for the end is nigh. The new zombie apocalypse is upon us. Left 4 Dead 2 demo has just been released on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Queue it up now and prepare for the slaughter. Of course this is just a practice run, as the real zombie apocalypse does not start till November 17th. Read on for more information.
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After a few delays, the final 3 episodes of Wallace & Gromit Grand Adventures arrive on Xbox Live Arcade. In fact “The Last Resort”, “Muzzled!” and “The Bogey Man” all arrive this week on Xbox Live Arcade. Each episode will set you back 800MS points, or 2400MS points for all 3 (for the mathematically challenged among us). So come this Wednesday, load up on MS points, grab a piece of Wensleydale and settle back for some great fun Wallace & Gromit style. Read on for more information.
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Who’s crazy now? Back in April of 2008, Infinity Ward released the “Variety Map Pack” on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The downloadable content included 4 new maps for the best selling and uber popular Modern Warfare 2 game. The new maps entitled "Killhouse", "Creek", "Chinatown", and "Broadcast" went on sale for 800MS points and was promptly downloaded over a million times in just the first few weeks of availability. Not everyone downloaded the map pack. Nope, some penny pinchers decided to wait is out. Now 17 months later, the same map pack is now on sale for only 400MS points. This is the perfect time to scoop up the map pack for a great deal, then hop on Live and laugh at all your friends that have been enjoying the game for the past year and a half because they paid $6 more than you did. The fools! Read on for more information.
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Dragon Age: Origins is the must own title for any role playing enthusiats. For the non RPG fans, you can play child friendly music games of Band Hero or LEGO Rock Band. Sports fans, skip PES 2010 and go get FIFA Soccer 10.

Week ending November 08

Band Hero (03)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition (03)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (03)
LEGO Rock Band (03)
Dragon Age: Origins (03)

With Modern Warfare 2 a week away, will you be picking up any of these games?

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Once again coming to you late is the weekly top game rentals in Canada. The game that does not feature Master Chief appears to be doing quite well for itself as it reclaimed the top spot in the weekly chart. Newcomer Borderlands carved at nice niche for itself and trust me, that game will remain on the list for a long time to come.

Fall is the time for Canadian developed games to shine. We see this with NHL 10 and FIFA Soccer 10 both doing quite well. Expect thing to get even better with Dragon Age and Assassin's Creed 2 just around the corner. Read on for more information.

Rogers Top 10 list (all consoles)

01. - 360 - Halo 3: ODST
02. - PS3 - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
03. - 360 - Borderlands
04. - Wii - Mario & Sonic Winter Games
05. - 360 - Brutal Legend
06. - 360 - NHL 10
07. - 360 - Smackdown vs Raw 2010
08. - PS3 - FIFA Soccer 10
09. - Wii - Wii Sports Resort
10. - PS3 - Smackdown vs Raw 2010

Blockbuster Top 10 list (Xbox 360)

01. - Halo 3 ODST
02. - NHL 10
03. - Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
04. - Borderlands
05. - Smackdown vs Raw 2010
06. - Saw
07. - Batman: Arkham Asylum
08. - Brutal Legend
09. - Need for Speed: Shift
10. - FIFA Soccer 10

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Jade sent out an very interesting tweet today. She indicated that Microsoft and EBGames Canada have teamed up to release an exclusive Forza 3 Xbox 360 Elite bundle complete with 250GB hard drive and 2 black wireless controllers. No word yet if this is the same bundle that will be released in Europe. The bundle should be available now at your local Canadian EBGames and Gamestop for 399.99 Cdn (that is $370 US). Read on for more information.
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War. War never changes. But it sometimes gets cheaper. Until November 1st, all 3 map packs (cleverly titles Map Pack 1, Map Pack 2 and Map Pack 3)can be had for half the normal price of 800MS points each (for the mathematically challenged among us, that is just 400MS points per map pack. Read on for more information.

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Major Nelson just let it know via his Twitter that the deal of the week will be Fable II Pub Games for half price. This week only, the game that shipped free with any Fable II pre-order just a year ago can now be purchased for only 400MS points. That is half the normal price of 800MS points. Well that is unless you own Fable II where the 3 various gambling games can be had for free. Fable II Pub Games can earn gamers lost of gold to spend on items in Fable II. Too bad money in Fable II is plentiful to begin with. Read on for more information.
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When Microsoft announces two more new Xbox Live Arcade Games you know that Wednesday must be close at hand. Arriving tomorrow for you purchasing pleasure will be Inferno Pool and Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventures.

Inferno Pool is a game of pool made exciting by the addition of the ability to unleash untold horrors (inferno mode) on your opponent. Not enough colour in your life, then you need Rainbow Islands. This platforming/puzzle will dazzle you with colour and a fun addictive gameplay. Both games will be available for 800MS points. Read on for more information.
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Forza III leads a huge pack of new Xbox 360 games arriving at your local retailer this week.

Week ending November 01

Spongebob: Truth or Square (26)
Are you Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Game Time (26)
Forza Motorsport 3 (27)
DJ Hero with Turn Table (27)
CSI Deadly Intent (27)
Tekken 6 (27)
Jurassic the Hunted (27)
Fairytale Fights (27)
Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks (27)
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City (29)

Any that catch your fancy?

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The hit TV series about a brother who gets sent to jail to break out his innocent brother is coming to a console near you. The game will allow gamers to take on the role of Tom Paxton as he attempts to figure out just why Micheal Scofield, a law abiding citizen started robbing banks. Read on for more information.
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