Xbox Live Update for the week of December 14, 2012

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Suda 51 (No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw) brings us platforming adventure Black Knight Sword. Sword spirit Black Hellebore gives your character to power to fight the evil White Princess and her army o’ monsters. It’s inspired by the classic platformers that caused us to hurl controllers in our youth. For 800 Microsoft Points, ($10) you can go on another unusual journey with Suda 51.

American Mensa Academy challenges you to brainbending tests approved by Mensa themselves. Mini-games are broken into five sections (Language, Numeracy, Logic, Visual, and Memory) with 20 difficulty levels per section. There is also a Test mode which generates 30 random questions for you to tackle in 30 minutes time. If you’re a fan of games such as Brain Age, this is one you’ll want to check out.  American Mensa Academy is 800 MP.

Last week GamerTell told you about Guardians of Middle Earth, an MOBA using The Lord of the Rings universe as a setting. Just in time for the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Bilbo Baggins and Bert The Troll arrive in the game. Bilbo is a striker who uses his Hobbit Stealth to get out of tight scrapes. Bert is a tactician. His Bonfire ability damages both enemies and enemy towers. His jug of spirits increases his movement speed and resistances. Hey, that’s good stuff. Would you want to tussle with a drunken stone troll? Didn’t think so.

Assassin’s Creed III gets the Hidden Secrets pack this week. It adds three new missions, two new single player costumes and two more multiplayer characters. Ubisoft warns players not to load their saved games while downloading the DLC. Some players have experienced corrupted saves because of this. It’s 500 MP to unlock these Hidden Secrets.


Games on Demand welcomes NHL 13 for $59.99 and Madagascar 3 for $29.99. Now I’ve got that zebra voiced by Chris Rock singing “Afro Circus” in my head.

The Deal of the Week is perfect if you’ve ever wanted to run a banana republic. Tropico 4 is $19.99 through Games on Demand. The Quick Dry Cement, Plantador, Junta and Bonus Pack add-ons are 200 MP each.  Modern Times is 600 MP.

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