Xbox Live Update for the week of February 12 through 18, 2012

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Xbox Live’s Arcade House Party gets started this week with Warp.  It combines stealth, action and puzzles to tell the story of Zero, an alien kidnapped by an evil general. Will you use his powers to sneak your way to safety or get some destructive payback on your captors? Warp is 800 Microsoft Points.

The demo for Mass Effect 3, complete with Kinect support, is now live as well.  The Reapers are coming for Earth. Now Commander Shepherd must marshal all the galaxy’s forces in the final climactic battle. Thanks to Kinect, you can issue commands or choose dialogue options simply by speaking. Sadly, I did not see a dialogue tree that allows you to say to the Council “I told you they were coming, you useless bunch of interstellar bureaucrats.”  Players who picked up Battlefield 3 can access the multiplayer demo. This is the first time Bioware’s RPG tour de force has let you bring friends along for the ride. Mass Effect 3 is coming March 6, 2012. Get your plasma rifle ready.

We can also check out the demo for Binary Domain, a futuristic shooter from the team that brought us the Yakuza series. OK guys, I’ll admit I didn’t see that coming. It’s set in the year 2080, a setting that sees Tokyo invaded by robots. Other than New York, is there any city that gets obliterated more in sci-fi than Tokyo? This game is coming February 28.

Morph X comes to Games on Demand for $29.99. In this shooter, aliens were on the verge of wiping out humanity. World leaders brought out the nukes, which didn’t really improve the situation. You’ve been trapped in an alien lab. You could use alien DNA to become superhuman, if you’re willing to risk becoming a mutant. Or you could just pick up the nearest weapon and blast enemies. There are no wrong choices when it’s time to fight back against an alien menace, right?

The Deal of the Week is discounts on content from Batman:Arkham City, as well as Batman avatar items. You can be the hero Xbox 360 deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

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