Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd August 2010

Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd August 2010

Published On August 3, 2010 | By David Wriglesworth | News

July and August are often known as the ‘gaming summer drought’ with a lack of releases evident throughout both months. Fortunately, the Xbox Live Marketplace still has a few treats up its sleeve with a range of new content becoming available. Today’s new downloadable content includes new BioShock 2 trials, a new weapons pack for Mass Effect 2 and more. Here is the full Xbox Live Marketplace update for Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd August 2010:

BioShock 2: The Protector Trials
Price: 400 Microsoft Points
Size: 1 GB
You receive the call: Tenenbaum desperately needs you to steal as much ADAM as possible, to help thwart Sofia Lamb’s insane plan. Enter the Protector Trials: frantic combat challenges designed to push your mastery of weapons and Plasmids to the limit. The goal in each Trial is simple: get your Little Sister to an ADAM-rich corpse and keep her safe while she gathers precious ADAM. Opposition mounts as your Little Sister nears her goal — will you survive the onslaught? Each Trial features three unique weapon and Plasmid load-outs, keeping the challenge fresh, as well as a fourth bonus load-out the player receives when all previous load-outs are completed. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Mass Effect 2: Firepower Pack
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Size: 7 MB
The Firepower Pack adds three new weapons to Shepard’s armor locker: When a “heavy” pistol won’t do the job, the Phalanx brings the bang! It hits like a hand cannon and features an integral laser sight for a whole new aiming experience! Ever wanted a sniper rifle without the scope or an assault rifle without the recoil? The Mattock heavy rifle is a hybrid of the two, a semi-auto beast usable by any class with an assault rifle skill! The Geth Plasma Shotgun is a three-barreled monster that creates plasma the right way — on impact! Charge it up for even greater damage, or blast away rapid-fire at longer ranges than normal shotguns! There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Metro 2033: Ranger Pack
Price: 240 Microsoft Points
Size: 108 KB
Return to the Moscow Metro and face the ultimate survival challenge with the Ranger Pack. This downloadable content adds new weapons, new achievements and the deadly ‘Ranger Mode’ game rules. In standard Ranger Mode, ammo is dramatically reduced and all weapons cause more damage. Your foes are deadlier than ever – but so are you! ‘Ranger Hardcore’ adds an additional challenge as the HUD is totally removed, creating the most immersive Metro 2033 experience yet. Rise to the challenge with two new weapons – the Heavy Automatic Shotgun, and the Volt Driver, Miller’s signature gun. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Guitar Hero 5: The Used Track Pack
Price: 440 Microsoft Points
Size: 104 MB
Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Bird And The Worm”, “Pretty Handsome Awkward”, and “The Taste Of Ink” by The Used. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Rock Band: “Bulletproof”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Size: 25 MB

Rock Band: “Sturm & Drang”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Size: 27 MB

Rock Band: “Love Addict”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Size: 28 MB

Rock Band: “Saturday Morning”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Size: 22 MB

Rock Band: “I Only Want You”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Size: 22 MB

Rock Band: “The Perfect Crime #2”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Size: 40 MB

Rock Band: “Jesus Freak”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Size: 45 MB

Rock Band: “Rapture”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Size: 47 MB

Games on Demand
Too Human
Price: £14.99
Size: 6 GB
This game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual”. As the cybernetic god Baldur, players are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind. An ancient machine presence has forced the hand of the gods, and now Baldur is charged with defending humanity from an onslaught of monstrous war machines bent on the eradication of human life. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Gamer Pictures & Themes
Way of the Samurai 3: Takatane Village Set Picture Pack
Price: 80 Microsoft Points
Size: 204 KB
Download this picture pack. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Way of the Samurai 3: Way Of The Samurai 3 Ouka Clan set – Picture Pack
Price: 80 Microsoft Points
Size: 204 KB
Download this picture pack. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

About The Author

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.