Spacefaring puzzler Pid tells the story of Kurt, stranded on an alien world after a seriously messed up bus trip. There is, of course, a major conflict going on. It wouldn’t be much of an alien world without one. The bad guys don’t want Kurt to get home. He’ll need to use allies he finds along the way, gadgets in his backpack and gravity manipulating beams. Pid features co-op play and twenty-two locations. It’s 800 Microsoft Points ($10) to help Kurt get back home.
Pool Nation features real world physics and several game modes. Career mode unlocks new balls, cues and locations on your journey to become a pool master. There are single match or tournament options available over Xbox Live. You can share high scores, times and achievements through Facebook. Pool Nation is 800 MP.
Games on Demand adds full retail releases Asura’s Wrath and Silent Hill: Downpour for $39.99, and Jillian Michaels Fitness Adventure for $19.99.
Wall Street Journal Live is now a part of your Xbox Live dashboard experience. Xbox Live Gold members will have full access to the WSJ video archive, and four hours of video content a day. There’s a new “advertising app” (yes, that’s what Microsoft is calling it with a straight face) from Ford. So if you really love Ford commercials, you’re covered here. Gold members in Spain can take advantage of the Gol Stadium app. It streams live sporting events and other content to Gol Television subscribers.
The Deal of the Week is all about the Elder Scrolls series. Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion is $9.99, while Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is $44.99. Oblivion’s Shivering Isles is 600 MP, and Knights of the Nine is 200 MP. Skyrim add-ons Hearthfire and Dawnguard are 320 MP and 1200 MP respectively.