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Xbox Live Update for the week of January 9-15, 2011

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Xbox live weekly update

Zombies! Zombies are everywhere in this week’s addition to the Xbox Live Marketplace. Zombies is a board game available for Windows Phone 7 for $4.99. Brain Challenge, a $4.99 collection of games to straighten your mind, is also available this week for your Windows Phone.

The Deal of the Week is zombie-themed as well. Xbox Live Arcade titles Zombie Apocalypse and Dishwasher: Dead Samurai are both on sale for 400 Microsoft Points, as is the Borderlands add-on Zombie Island of Dr. Ned. The Left 4 Dead add-on The Passing is just 240 MP during the Deal of the Week. There are some zombie-themed duds for those that loving pimping out their avatars. A Borderlands Zombie mask is 80 points, while the Xbox Live Zombie prop is 160 MP. Now get out there and eat some brains, Xbox Live faithful.

Left 4 Dead

Zeit 2 is a game touting itself as the “next generation of shooters.” It allows you to travel through time to co-op play with another version of yourself. You can also play with time using the game’s fast forward feature. This arcade title offers six modes and 70 challenges to keep you traveling through time for a really long time? Hey-O! Time jokes, everybody loves them!

Need for Speed:SHIFT is now available through Games on Demand. This game is a little more simulation oriented than most of the NFS we’ve played. Many racing fans enjoy the cockpit view in this one. SHIFT 2 is coming soon from EA, so now’s as good a time as any to try where this incarnation of the racing franchise began. NFS:Shift is a $29.99 download.

Super Street Fighter IV, the latest incarnation of the fighting game series that keeps on giving for Capcom, is now available to download for $39.99. It adds 10 new challenges to the World Warrior throne and a heavier emphasis on online play. Whether this update is worth it to you depends on just how much “Hadouken” you can take.

Read [Major Nelson] Also Read [Digital Spy]

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