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Xbox Live Update for the week of February 26 through March 3, 2012

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Nexuiz is this week’s entrant in the Xbox Live House Party. It tells the story of a centuries-spanning conflict between two alien races, the Kavussari and the Forsellians. They’ve formed a truce involving a gladiatorial competition called the Nexuiz. It’s a first-person shooter environment in which the laws of physics can be altered. What if no one ever told you bullets fly straight? Nexuiz is 800 Microsoft Points. ($10)

Sports buffs, this is your week for demos. A FIFA Street reboot is coming and EA gives us our first look. Analog controls offer all new ways to make your opponents look silly here. We have a 5-on-5 Match as well as World Tour option to partake in.  Download a friend’s created player and you can unlock a Free Style challenge on the Shanghai Rooftop pitch. Skill moves and dribbling styles unlocked in the demo will transfer over to the full game, available March 13. Clear some space on the old hard drive, though. This demo weighs in at 1.89 GB.

MLB 2K12 takes to the mound with a demo also. There are new pitching and hitting improvements we’ve detailed here.  There’s also the little matter of 2K Sports having a $1 million tournament for those who can throw a perfect game. Your journey to the big leagues begins March 6.

Perhaps sports isn’t your passion. Deep down, you really want to be a ninja. Who doesn’t? Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, an early frontrunner for longest game title of 2012, has a demo available.  The game isn’t just focused on Naruto, but will give more of the backstory for Zabuza and Haku among other characters.

The Deal of the Week celebrates Gears of War 3. The latest add-on, RAAM’s Shadow, is down to 800 MP.  The Horde Command Pack is a mere 560 MP. There are also deals on avatar items, weapon skins and a number of ways to customize your COG soldier.  Now get out there and crush some Locust.

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