Daily Bits For 7/5/10

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Release Date List: 7/4-7/11

This upcoming week is another busy one.  But the game that is on everyone’s mind is Crackdown 2.  For those that may not be interested in hunting down orbs, there’s a bunch of other games you can choose from including the PC release of Sniper: Ghost Warrior.  Take a look at the link below for the full list of titles.

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High Demand For Xbox 360 Slim’s

It shouldn’t come as a shock, Microsoft has reported a “unprecedented demand” from retailers for the new 360 Slims. As well as there Elite and Arcade models due to there recent price drops.

Normally this kind of announcement is a shot at the competition.  Obviously there going to sell. Why wouldn’t they?

We will soon find out the exact number on next months NPD’s.

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Alan Wake Has A Scary Debut

NPD sale numbers hit today and unfortunately Alan Wake only managed to sell 145,000 units during its mid May debut.  It still was the eighth best selling game for the month, but nowhere near what I assume Remedy would have liked.

If you want an idea on how another game did, Red Dead Redemption sold 1,513,000 in May which also came out the same day as Alan Wake.

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Save Money For LIVE-A-Palooza

A huge discount on over 200 tracks and as much as 50% off on Rock Band 1 & 2, Guitar Hero 5, Guitar Hero: World Tour and every Lips title can be bought on the Xbox Live Marketplace from now through July 12th.  The reason? well because its Independence week.  Take a look at the entire list of songs and discounted prices below.

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Artists/Song Normal Price (MS Points) Discount Price (MS Points)
AFI Pack 1 680 440
Blink 182 Pack 2 440 240
Boston Pack 1 800 440
Disturbed Pack 1 440 240
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape (Album) 1600 800
Going Country Pack 1 680 440
Green Day Pack 1 440 240
The Killers Pack 1 440 240
Megadeth Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying? (Album) 880 440
Metallica Pack 1 440 240
Nirvana Pack 1 880 440
Oasis “Wonderwall” 160 80
Pearl Jam Backspacer (Album) 1440 800
Pearl Jam Ten (Album) 1440 800
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Album) 1600 800
Slipknot Pack 1 440 240
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live Anthology Pack 1 800 440
Weezer “Buddy Holly” 160 80
The Best of The Who Rock Band Edition 1600 800
Wolfmother Pack 01 680 440
Guitar Hero 5 and Guitar Hero: World Tour

Artists/Song Normal Price (MS Points) Discount Price (MS Points)
“Another Way To Die” by Jack White & Alicia Keys 160 80
“California Queen” by Wolfmother 160 80
Classic Rock 2 Track Pack 440 240
“Cut Your Hair” by Pavement 160 80
“Drive” by Incubus 160 80
The Eagles Track Pack 440 240
“Life In The Fast Lane” by The Eagles 160 80
Metallica “Death Magnetic” Full Album 1440 960
Motorhead Track Pack 440 240
“Monkey Gone to Heaven” by The Pixies 160 80
“Negative Creep” by Nirvana 160 80
“New Slang” by The Shins 160 80
“New Wave” by Against Me! 160 80
“No Rain” by Blind Melon 160 80
The Killers Track Pack 440 240
The Rolling Stones Live Track Pack 720 400
The Silversun Pickups Track Pack 440 240
Vagrant Records Track Pack 440 240
Vampire Weekend Track Pack 440 240
Victory Records Track Pack 440 240
Lips
Artists/Song Normal Price (MS Points) Discount Price (MS Points)
“Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus 160 80
The Cardigans Song Pack 440 240
Colbie Caillat Song Pack 440 240
Coldplay Song Pack 440 240
Creedence Clearwater Revival Song Pack 440 240
“Fallin'” by Alicia Keys 180 80
“Give A Little Bit” by Supertramp 160 80
“Linger” by The Cranberries 160 80
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Song Pack 440 240
New Edition Song Pack 440 240
Paula Abdul Song Pack 440 240
“Shake It” by Metro Station 160 80
Snow Patrol Song Pack 440 240
“So What” by P!nk 160 80
The Supremes Song Pack 440 240
The Temptations Song Pack 440 240
“You Get What You Give” by The New Radicals 160 80
“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” by the Righteous Brothers 180 80

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