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Deal of the Day: £40 Xbox Live Credit for £29.99

Amazon currently have a deal on where you can buy the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass gift card and receive an additional £5 Xbox Live Gift Card for just £29.99. On first look, some may think the Season Pass Gift Card is a code for the Black Ops 3 season pass but, the code that Amazon send out to you is actually for £35 of Xbox Live Credit. Which you then can of course use to buy the Call of Duty Black Ops III Season Pass, or use the credit for any other games available on the UK Xbox Store.

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SSX Demo released in Europe for PS3 owners

On Monday we reported that EA’s SSX would have a demo released the following day for North America PS3 owners with Europeans having to wait until later in the week. The demo was also stated to arrive on Xbox 360 but, at the time it was unknown whether it would only be available to those with Gold Live accounts.

With the demo now out on Xbox Live, we can now confirm that yes, you do need to have Xbox Live Gold member status to download the demo. If you haven’t got Gold already, Microsoft have an offer on where you can get 2 months Gold for £2. Which, if you can’t wait until release day to try the game, is a really good deal, especially as 48 hour trial codes unfortunately don’t allow you to download the demo.

Xbox Live Rewards program launches

The Xbox Live Rewards program is up an running in the US and UK which allows users to earn points for everyday use from playing games to watching movies (if you have Netflix) or renewing Xbox Live subscriptions. Yes, these are real Microsoft points that you can you in the martketplace to purchase themes, maps, dlc, and other various items available. I think this is a great idea, you earn real rewards for things you love to do, gaming!

All you have to do is sign up here and it’s free to do so. You must have an Xbox Live account though.

Sonic Adventure ported to XBLA and PSN

The first game from Sega’s Dreamcast digital download service has gone live. Sonic Adventure is the first game to be ported to both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is available to download on Xbox Live right now and costs 800 Microsoft points, or you can download the trial version. PS3 users will however have to wait a little longer. Sonic Adventure will be made available on PSN from September 22nd and should cost £6.29, 1,000 Yen, or $12.

Both versions offer an enhanced frame rate which renders the the game with twice as many frames as the original Dreamcast release. For the Xbox version, there will of course be achievements but, there will also be avatar items. Where as the PS3 will have PlayStation Home Rewards, as well as Trophies.

Gold Xbox Live subscription prices to increase from November 1


Some may argue it’s a bad time to increase the price of the Xbox Live Gold subscription membership, while arguably it could be a good time to do so. With Kinect launching in November, it will surely increase the amount of subscriptions for Live, which would make it a good time to jack the prices up. While at the same time, it will make November an extremely expensive month, which may put people off buying Live immediately.

The annoyances of being a ‘Girl Gamer’

 

Since joining up here and interacting with several other girl gamers, I have learnt that I’m not the only female who can sit and play a game for hours on end and enjoy that feeling of accomplishment when you finally finish a game.  It’s common knowledge that the gaming industry and all things game related is a mans world.  But what I’m writing about today is how being a girl gamer can sometimes cause problems when playing online.  I’ll also be sharing afew of my experiences of being a girl gamer.