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Halo: Combat Evolved Annivesary | £11.95 | The Game Collection | Xbox 360

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Carl Phillips
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Halo: Combat Evolved Annivesary | £11.95 | The Game Collection | Xbox 360

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary | The Game Collection | £11.95 (Save £3)
Xbox 360 price comparison | Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Review

Not the cheapest we’ve seen this, but it’s worth a look if you want to relive the Chief’s first adventure. Thanks to NuBlue @ HUKD!

Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection | £19.85 | ShopTo | Xbox 360

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Kinect games, Microsoft Game Studios, Rare Studios, Xbox 360 games

Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection | £19.85 | ShopTo | Xbox 360

If, for some reason, you own a Kinect for your 360 and don’t have Kinect Sports, this deal from ShopTo is a fantastic chance to experience all of its mini-game glory. It beats the next best deal elsewhere by almost £18.

Containing both the original release and the Season 2 sequel, there is a huge amount of flailing fun to be had for the price here. Sure, Kinect as a whole may not have set the world on fire as it was intending to, but Kinect Sports was certainly a highlight in the peripheral’s software line-up. Thanks to gerrymig @ HUKD!

Halo 4 | £20.25 | Amazon | Xbox 360

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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343 Industries, FPS games, Microsoft Game Studios, Xbox 360 games

Halo 4 | £20.25 | Amazon | Xbox 360

If you missed the recent offer from Argos we highlighted, here’s another chance to get hold of the latest Halo game for £20. The current saving over the next best deal from ShopTo current stands at over £3.50.

In the end 343 Industries proved they were the right people to take the reins of the franchise, as Halo 4 delivers yet another epic instalment of the Master Chief’s adventures. With usual high standard of multiplayer, including the Spartan Ops mode for Co-op shenanigans, it should keep Halo fans busy in the months to come.

Halo 4 | £19.99 | Argos | Xbox 360

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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343 Industries, FPS games, Microsoft Game Studios, Xbox 360 games

Halo 4 | £19.99 | Argos | Xbox 360

[UPDATE] Shortly after we posted the ShopTo deal, we were made aware of an even better offer from Argos. It beats our previous highlight by almost £4 and breaks the £20 price mark. Thanks to Cepaltura on HUKD for the find!

[ORIGINAL] It has managed to retain its high price point rather well, but this deal from ShopTo provides one of our first sub-£25 offers for Halo 4. The reduction means that there is currently a saving of £4 over the next best deal, and this listing also comes with an exclusive Assassin Emblem to put on your Spartan during the online modes.

In the end 343 Industries proved they were the right people to take the reins of the franchise, as Halo 4 delivers yet another epic instalment of the Master Chief’s adventures. With usual high standard of multiplayer, including the Spartan Ops mode for weekly Co-op shenanigans, it should keep Halo fans busy in the months to come. Thanks to stevos9 @ HUKD!

Happy Wars Offers Free Premium Currency To All Players

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Free to play, Happy Wars, Microsoft Game Studios, Toylogic, XBLA, Xbox 360 games

Happy Wars Offers Free Premium Currency To All Players

If you've yet to try out Happy Wars, the fun and colourful free-to-play team brawler on Xbox Live, you've now got two more compelling reasons to take the plunge. Anyone who signs in before 20th January gets 40 Happy Tickets (funbucks) that can be used to purchase premium items, and the netcode has also been substantially improved since launch.

Happy Wars also happens to be pretty damn fun. If you're a Gold Member, you might as well give it a go.

Halo 4 | £24.99 | GAME / Amazon | Xbox 360

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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343 Industries, FPS games, Microsoft Game Studios, Xbox 360 games

Halo 4 | £24.99 | GAME / Amazon | Xbox 360

Looks like this price war is just got a little warmer. GAME originally had this deal a little higher, but reduced the price to the £25 mark this morning to stay in the mix. However, Amazon have decided to try and mix things up by price matching, giving you a choice where to make your saving of around a tenner. Which is nice.

Our November Game Of The Month proved that 343 Industries are the right people to take the reins of the franchise, as Halo 4 delivers yet another epic instalment of the Master Chief’s adventures. With usual high standard of multiplayer, including the Spartan Ops mode for weekly Co-op shenanigans, it should keep Halo fans busy in the months to come. Thanks to adm182 @ HUKD!

Alan Wake | £8.99 | Play | Xbox 360

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Tom Silkstone
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Deals
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Games deals, Microsoft Game Studios, Psychological horror games, Remedy Entertainment, Xbox 360 games

Alan Wake | £8.99 | Play | Xbox 360

The story behind Alan Wake is great and the game builds up bucket loads of tension as you travel around Bright Falls looking for Alan's missing wife during the day and avoiding "The Taken" at night. Unfortunately, at times it can be a little bit repetitive and you don't really get a chance to explore. Play are parting with Xbox 360 copies of the game for £8.99, which should save you almost £2 on the next best offer coming in from ShopTo. Thanks to Syzable @ HUKD.

Halo Reach, Gears Of War 2 & Fable 3 (Full Download Codes) | £13.99 | 365 Games | Xbox 360

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Tom Silkstone
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Deals
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Action Games, Bungie, Epic Games, Games deals, Lionhead Studios, Microsoft Game Studios, Xbox 360 games

Halo Reach, Gears Of War 2 & Fable 3 (Full Download Codes) | £13.99 | 365 Games | Xbox 360

If you've got plenty of time on your hands at the moment then you might want to think about taking advantage of this one because it'll drop three exceptional games into your lap for a very reasonable price that'll easily save you over £13. Halo 3 and Gears of War 2 are both action packed romps, whereas Fable 3's got a star studded cast. Thanks to Silhouette @ HUKD.

Kinect Sports | £9.95 | The Hut & Zavvi | Xbox 360

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Kinect games, Microsoft Game Studios, rare, Xbox 360 games
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Kinect Sports | Xbox 360
Kinect Sports | £9.95 | The Hut & Zavvi | Xbox 360

Yes, it's a minigame collection. No, there isn't any lag. And yes, it's actually really good. If you still haven't bought Kinect Sports over the last year, Zavvi are touting a £14.95 price point and a £4 saving compared to the next best offer from Simply Games.

It's a gutting shame that Kinect still hasn't fulfilled its true potential as a revolutionary peripheral, but hey, if you love minigame collections, this is a good one at a great price. Thanks to the legendary goonertillidie at HUKD.

Alan Wake | £14.85 | Simply Games | PC

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Tom Silkstone
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Deals
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Games deals, Horror games, Microsoft Game Studios, PC games, Remedy Entertainment, Survival Horror Games

Alan Wake | £14.85 | Simply Games | PC

Alan travels to the town of Bright Falls in an attempt to get rid of his writer's block but things take a turn for the worse when his wife mysteriously disappears, which starts him off on an investigation. Walking around during the day isn't too perilous a task, but at night you'll need to avoid the "Taken" who are more than happy to harm you at any given opportunity. Simply Games are parting with PC copies of the game for £14.85, which'll save you over £7.50 on the next best offer coming in from Amazon. Thanks to Arcturas @ HUKD.

Kinect Joy Ride | £9.95 | Zavvi | Xbox 360

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Tom Silkstone
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Deals
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BigPark, Games deals, Microsoft Game Studios, Racing Games, Xbox 360 games

Kinect Joy Ride | £9.95 | Zavvi | Xbox 360

Chances are this one's likely to irritate you beyond belief if you pick up a copy because the controls are awful and'll have you screaming at your screen a few seconds after you start a race. You've got a couple of moves up your sleeve to give you an advantage over your fellow racers provided you can actually activate them at a crucial time which isn't quite as easy as you'd think. Zavvi are currently selling Kinect Joy Ride for £9.95, which should save you £3 on the next best offer coming in from The Hut. Thanks to andywedge @ HUKD.

Former Sony Exec Snapped Up By Microsoft

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Gaikai, Microsoft, Microsoft Game Studios, Phil Harrison, Sony

Former Sony Exec Snapped Up By Microsoft

Phil Harrison, who resigned as head of Sony Worldwide Studios in 2008, will be joining Microsoft's leadership team to oversee the company's European Game Studios.

Reported early, originally by GI.biz, Microsoft have now formally announced the appointment. Harrison will form part of the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) leadership team as corporate vice president "with an emphasis on growing the division's European business".

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Kinect Sports | £14.95 | The Hut | Xbox 360

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Tom Silkstone
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Deals
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Games deals, Kinect, Microsoft Game Studios, rare, Sports Games, Xbox 360 games
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Kinect Sports | Xbox 360

Kinect Sports | £14.95 | The Hut | Xbox 360

Well this one's exactly what it says on the tin! Personally, I'm fed up with the whole motion controls thing and as clever as Kinect is I don't miss it whatsoever, but if you're still into all that then you might want to add this game to your collection. There are plenty of events to take part in such as bowling, tennis, and beach volleyball, which should keep you and your friends amused for a while. The Hut are parting with copies of the game for £14.95, which'll save you almost £4 on the next best offer. Zavvi are also still in stock at the same price. Thanks to nerd 187 @ HUKD.

Fable III | £7.99 | Zavvi | Xbox 360

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Lionhead Studios, Microsoft Game Studios, RPGs, Xbox 360 games
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Fable III | Xbox 360

Fable III | £7.99 | Zavvi | Xbox 360

This latest offer from Zavvi brings the latest instalment of the Fable series to under £8, which will save you a few quid over the next best alternative retailers.

The third adventure in Albion felt like a shorter affair (as well as a little lacklustre) and the one-button combat felt rather clunky at times (especially ranged combat.) However, the addictive nature of the gameplay, graphical polish of the wonderful art-style, and the return of usual Lionhead charm make it an enjoyable experience at under a tenner, especially for fans of the series who have yet to give it a go. Thanks to djmetsandy @ HUKD!

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary | £19.99 | Gamestation | Xbox 360

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Carl Phillips
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343 Industries, FPS games, Microsoft Game Studios, Xbox 360 games
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Halo Combat Evolved Anniver... | Xbox 360

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary | £19.99 | Gamestation | Xbox 360

Those looking to relive the Master Chief’s debut on the cheap will want to pay attention to this once. Gamestation’s daily deal as part of the festive season means you can get hold of the remake for £20, saving you almost £3 over the next best price at Amazon.

343 Industries have done a good job bringing the original Halo in glorious HD, showing that the game that proved FPS’s could work on consoles is still as enjoyable today as it was a decade ago. The multiplayer may be a little lacking, but at £20 this is a superb bargain. Thanks to p4tel @ HUKD!

Kinect Sports: Season Two | £25.00 | ASDA Direct & Amazon | Xbox 360

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Kinect games, Microsoft Game Studios, Minigames, Rare Studios, Xbox 360 games
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Kinect Sports: Season Two | Xbox 360
Kinect Sports: Season Two | £25.00 | ASDA Direct & Amazon | Xbox 360

Kinect Sports: Season Two is the next official minigame collection that shows off Kinect's capabilities as a refreshing casual platform. It's certainly very good at what it does, but it does somewhat draw attention to the fact that there's so little else out for Microsoft's languishing peripheral. Still, Amazon and ASDA have the best price around if you're looking for some fun family thrills this Christmas.

Halo: Reach Limited Edition | £17.99 | Best Buy UK | Xbox 360

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Tom Silkstone
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Deals
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Action Games, Bungie, Games deals, Microsoft Game Studios, Xbox 360 games
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Halo: Reach | Xbox 360

Halo: Reach Limited Edition | £17.99 | Best Buy UK | Xbox 360

Halo: Reach is one of those games you can happily sign away hours of your life to, whether you're running around blasting everything in sight with a couple of friends, or cruising through the single player with the rest of Noble Team. The limited edition also comes with a couple of extra features, like an Elite armour set that can be used in the multiplayer, as well as Dr. Halsey's personal notes. Best Buy UK are parting with copies of the game for £17.99, which'll save you almost £7 on the next best offer coming in from Simply Games. Thanks to DEALofaLifetime @ HUKD.

Halo: Reach | £9.95 | Zavvi | Xbox 360

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Tom Silkstone
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Action Games, Bungie, Games deals, Microsoft Game Studios, Xbox 360 games
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Halo: Reach | Xbox 360

Halo: Reach | £9.95 | Zavvi | Xbox 360

Halo: Reach is a great game, you've got a campaign that's packed full of action from start to finish, the multiplayer is extremely addictive and there are plenty of modes to keep things fresh. I've put hours into this one trying to unlock new items to customise my armour and once you set down this path it's hard to tear yourself away. Zavvi are parting with copies of the game for £9.95, which'll make you a saving of £3 on the next best offer coming in from The Hut. Thanks to Superman284 @ HUKD.

The Gunstringer Review | Rootin' Tootin' Shootin'

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Action Games, Kinect games, Microsoft Game Studios, There's a snake in my boot, Twisted Pixel, Xbox 360 games

The Gunstringer Review | Rootin' Tootin' Shootin'

Platform: Xbox 360

Developer: Twisted Pixel

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

From the moment you lift your marionette cowpoke onto a stage surrounded by a cheering audience, your Gamertag proudly appearing on a virtual playbill, it's clear that Twisted Pixel's narcissistic hatred of the fourth wall has reached its logical conclusion. The Gunstringer makes no bones about what it is: a game...about a play...about a story... about an undead cowboy hellbent on revenge. Live action cutscenes, the ever-present roar of the crowd and constant pulp narration hammer home the premise at every turn, and it's as refreshing a concept as you'd expect from the anarchic boutique studio.

However, Twisted Pixel are in unfamiliar territory. The Gunstringer frequently feels like a fun and solid downloadable Kinect game that became too bloated to fit into the XBLA file size constraints... but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. They're the masters of this field, and the marriage of marionette madness with motion control has led to a seriously worthwhile addition to Kinect's lineup.

The Gunstringer Review | Rootin' Tootin' Shootin'

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