Xbox Live Marketplace Roundup: June

Xbox Live Marketplace Roundup: June

Published On July 3, 2006 | By Anthony Barker | News

It’s that time again! June is over and done with and it’s at this point that we round up the bundle of goodies that appeared over the last 30 days on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Junewas a bit of a mix bag, for some it may have been a good month on XBLM but for others it might have been a different story. E3 left us spoilt for choice last month and this month, well you couldn’t really compare. After a quite poor Rumble Roses XX demo earlier in the month we were left hanging till the very end when the Chromehounds demo finally found its way to the Marketplace, a second Top Spin 2 demo and the most anticipated Prey demo rounded off the month quite nicely.

When it comes to talking about the XBL Arcade each month, I feel like a jumping record. Last month we had UNO to play with and a ton of Arcade content was shown during E3 but little is being spilt onto the XBL Arcade. In June we were promised that Street Fighter 2 would turn up and once again we are now told a new date, this being the 30th July. It’s disappointing to see the Arcade empty for another month, with the summer being such a low period in the gaming calendar, so it would have been good to see something in the Arcade in June to fill this gap.

So to summarize, if you were a GRAW fan with a lot of MS points in your pocket it was a good month but if you were waiting for Street Fighter 2 with bated breath then this month wasn’t a good one. Below you will find our extensive list that features all available downloads on XBLM for the UK in June.

Xbox Live Marketplace
June 2006 (UK)

Game Downloads
Free & Microsoft Points

Pefect Dark Zero Map Pack One – 500MPs
Oblivion Content: “Mehrunes’ Razor” – 250MPs
GRAW Chapter 2 Content – 1200MPs
COD2 Invasion Map Pack – 800MPs

Demos
Free

Rumble Roses XX
Chromehounds
Top Spin 2 “Wimbledon”
Prey

Arcade
Microsoft Points

None!!

Trailers
Free

Game Trailers
Hitman: Blood Money Trailer
Kameo: Elements of Power 40 Below
Kameo: Elements of Power Pummel Weed
Kameo: Elements of Power Rubble
Kameo: Elements of Power Thermite
Kameo: Elements of Power Chilla
Kameo: Elements of Power Combos
Kameo: Elements of Power Deep Blue
Kameo: Elements of Power Flex
Kameo: Elements of Power Major Ruin
GRAW Chapter 2 Preview Trailer
GTTV Ninety-Nine Nights trailer
Chromehounds Trailer
MotoGP ’06 Trailer

Other Trailers
Red vs. Blue Video “Out of Mind Part One”
Cartel “Honestly”
Matisyahu “King Without a Crown”

Themes
Microsoft Points

Top Spin 2 Coria Themes – 150MPs
Top Spin 2 Davenport Themes – 150MPs
Top Spin 2 Dementieva Themes – 150MPs
Top Spin 2 Federer Themes – 150MPs
Top Spin 2 Hewitt Themes – 150MPs
Top Spin 2 Mauresmo Themes – 150MPs
Top Spin 2 Moya Themes – 150MPs
Top Spin 2 Myskina Themes – 150MPs
Top Spin 2 Roddick Themes – 150MPs
Top Spin 2 Sharapova Themes – 150MPs
Top Spin 2 Williams Themes – 150MPs
GRAW Theme 4 – 150MPs
GRAW Theme 5 – 150MPs
GRAW Theme 6 – 150MPs
GRAW Theme 7 – 150MPs
Dead Rising Theme 4 – 150MPs
LOTR: The Battle for Middle-earth II Theme 2 – 150MPs
Street Fighter II – 150MPs
Hitman: Blood Money – Assassins Theme – 150MPs
Hitman: Blood Money – Agent 47 Tie Theme – 150MPs
Universal Football Fan 2006 Themes – 150MPs Each
MotoGP’06 Theme 2 – 150MPs
Chromehounds Theme – 150MPs

Gamer Picture Packs
Microsoft Points

Hitman: Blood Money – Agent 47 PicturePack 1 – 100MPs
Hitman: Blood Money – Agent 47 Tie Gamer Picture – 20MPs
Hitman: Blood Money – GoldFleur De Lys Gamer Picture – 20MPs
Hitman: Blood Money – The Agency (ICA) Gamer Picture – 20MPs
Hitman: Blood Money – Rubber Duck Gamer Picture – 20MPs
Hitman: Blood Money – Assassins Picture Pack 100MPs
Hitman: Blood Money – Agent 47 PicturePack 2 – 100MPs
Top Spin 2 Picture Pack 1 – 60MPs
Top Spin 2 Picture Pack 2 – 60MPs
Top Spin 2 Picture Pack 3 – 60MPs
LOTR: The Battle for Middle-earth II Dwarves Picture Pack – 160MPs
MotoGP’06 Picture Pack 1 – 170MPs
MotoGP’06 Picture Pack 2 – 170MPs
Street Fighter II Picture Pack 1 – 100MPs
Street Fighter II Picture Pack 2 – 100MPs
Street Fighter II Picture Pack 3 – 100MPs
Universal Football Fan 2006 Picture Packs – 80MPs Each
Bing Bing Diggit Picture Pack 1 – 60MPs
Chromehounds Picture Pack 1 – 180MPs

So we are now in July, we’ve stepped over the halfway mark and it’s a homerun now as we make our way towards the autumn and winter game releases. So what is there to look forward to this month on Xbox Live Marketplace? Well, I would like to say Street Fighter 2 on Arcade, but it has now got to a point where the hype has warn off and personally I will believe it when I see it now.

As for demos, there is little to go on this month, maybe we will have a surprise demo of the upcoming title – Dead Rising? Be sure to keep it locked to 360Monster for any demo announcements and we will be back here again with July’s round-up of Xbox Live Marketplace content.

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Anthony is the designer, developer and owner of Console Monster. In his spare time, Anthony is a keen gamer who enjoys playing mostly First-Person Shooters and Racing games. When he is not developing games or tweaking this site, Anthony likes to be on the slopes snowboarding or hurtling down off-road tracks on his mountain bike.