Microsoft announces new Xbox deals

Microsoft has seen the success of Sony offering discounts and free games to its Playstation Network Plus subscribers over the past few years.  While I’ll be the first one to argue in the defense of a pay for play online setup such as Xbox Live, Microsoft has made the right decision to offer discounts and games through its Game Deals of the Week and Games for Gold programs.

This week Microsoft prices two of it’s better selling games of late, in the discount section.  NBA 2k14 is the continuation of the long heralded gold standard in basketball games.  NBA Live’s next generation flop aside, 2k14 consistently steps in and throws down a slam dunk year after year.  With 2k14 giving the reigns back over to LeBron James as it’s cover athlete and featured player, the success followed suit.

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Need for Speed Rivals is also the continuation of a long running franchise, albeit, one that has seen more hiccups.  Rivals, however, cuts back to the chase and heads to the front of the pack in a perfect blend of both street racing and cop pursuits.  Need for Speed has been looking for this game for a few years, and with Rivals, the franchise gets its revitalization it so desperately needed.

need-for-speed-rivals-latest-editionThe Xbox One was not left out with NBA 2k14 going $10 off, but the bigger discount is on the Xbox 360, where the game is $29.99 off.  The add on content for 2k14 has also been discounted on Xbox 360.  Unfortunately for Xbox One gamers, only the Xbox 360 version of Need for Speed Rivals is $29.99 off.

Below is the list of games and add-on content included in Xbox Live Weekly Sale:

  • NBA 2K14 – 50% off
  • NBA 2K14 – Blue Diamond Jewelry Collection – 50% off
  • NBA 2K14 – Gold Jewelry Collection – 50% off
  • NBA 2K14 Platinum Jewelry Collection – 50% off
  • NBA 2K14 – Spanish Commentary Add-on – 75% off
  • Need for Speed: Rivals – 50% off

Tags: NBA NBA 2K14 Need For Speed Technology Video Games Xbox Xbox 360 Xbox Live Xbox One

  • KingMe….

    Please play with me!!!!- Xbox One

    • Ted

      Without a doubt the Xbox One has struggled out of the gate, check out our article today though on Microsoft’s Q3 financials, lot’s of promising news from the Xbox One

      • KingMe….

        guThat’s the problem the Xbox One may.be making money but it that doesn’t benefit those who are spending their hard earned money. Promises shouldn’t be made if it’s something you are paying for. Its like buying a car from a parking lot with the salesmen saying I promise it will get better in the future. People want it better,ready to go right there. Gaming shouldn’t be about trying to rob your loyal customers then take back all their policies they said was impossible to do which they did with a simple UPDATE. If you caught a thief in your house and busted him would you let him go if he promised not to come back? Of course not why? Because promises are not guarantees.

        • Ted

          Which promise are you referring to that Microsoft backed out on? Microsoft hasn’t made any changes to the console’s abilities post release. The system isn’t targeted the same as the 360 was unfortunately, but it has carved out a nice piece of the pie.

          • KingMe….

            I guess I didn’t fully explain myself… My point is they have made MASSIVE changes to their console after they released it. Yet they are still trying to make it close to par with the PS4. It isn’t going to happen. Its a gamers market now kids have the technology and they never had when Xbox 360 and PS3 came out. Now they have everything to help research. Yet the PlayStation ALWAYS comes out on top. Hardware,interface,controllers, games,graphics,sales , and most importantly Sonys respect. Xbox 360 Did do good but remember it still is losing to PS3 sales.why have a slice of the pie when you paid for the whole thing