New Year's Theme Is Free On Xbox Live

Xbox Live Marketplace has been running Deal of the Day promotions since Friday; today's is completely free. Pick up a New Year's Theme for the rock bottom price of zero Microsoft points.

There it is, pictured above. The free offer is good through the end of today, but I believe that clocks in at Pacific time, so it means folks on the U.S. east coast have to 3 a.m. if they want it. However, yesterday's Deal of the Day, Worms 2: Armageddon for 400 Microsoft Points, was still live when I posted this at 6 p.m. Mountain time. But the 2010 Avatar party glasses had gone back to 40 MS points. So who knows.

The DotD promos - which Microsoft is not announcing in advance - last through Dec. 31, and if you're keeping track of this sort of thing, Cheap arse Gamer has been archiving the giveaways here.

Kotaku AU Note: Sorry guys, it appears this offers only applies in the US.

New Year's Theme [Xbox Live Marketplace via Gay Gamer]


Comments

    Does the theme include a 10 second countdown for new years eve?

      Who sits in front of their xbox on NYE?
      i might be at home this year so i might try the blank "im feeling lucky" google search countdown

        Who sits in front of their PC on NYE?

        Lol couldnt resist

          rather than have countdowns start at 15 different times off various phones/watches/microwaves etc just have it on the media computer hooked up to a TV.

          so nice mcownage but try again soon

            So.. having a media pc hooked up to your tv is ok, but having an xbox hooked up to the same tv doing the same job as said pc is frowned upon?

            Two devices doing essentially the same task.. hmm

    im from AU i cant download it.

    it says slot image in progress...

      Same. Undownloadable.

        Don't worry, it isn't even Christmas yet. Plenty of time for a New Years theme, considering there is still over a fortnight until 2010.

        Fun Party Saying:
        I smell bad... Must be because I haven't showered since last decade/year.

        got it to work now.

        you have to actually go into

        - game marketplace
        - themes & gamer pictures
        - new year's theme

    That sucks for us, but I'm still happy with my Fallout 3 theme.

    worked for me. would much rather a free christmas theme.

    yeah it also says premium theme but i downloaded it and my friends still have the generic xbox objects behind them not like the picture of theme with party related objects such a poor effort

    Ah, too bad indeed.

    But if you have something like a PSP, you can follow one of these methods to have some cheer:

    1: Get a PSP or similar device. The device needs to be able to power itself, and be compatible with the Xbox 360.
    2: Load a New Year's Eve photo on this device.
    3: Plug this device into the 360.
    4: Browse the device and find the photo.
    5: Open the photo and use it as your theme's background (not entirely sure how to do this in NXE)
    6: You can remove your device now.

    1a: Network your Xbox 360 with your computer and it's photo drive.
    2a: Open the photo on the network.
    3a: Use it as your theme's background.

      Sorry for replying to my post, but I stuffed up a few times. Have a corrected version:

      But if you have a media device like a PSP which can store photos, and power itself on batteries, or a home network with your PC connected (heck, it can just be an Ethernet cable between your PC and 360 ;) ) you can follow one of these methods to have some New Year's cheer on your 360:

      1: Get a media device. The device needs to be able to power itself, and be Xbox 360 compatible. I have a PSP-2002 that's compatible.

      2: Load a New Year’s Eve photo onto this device.

      3: Plug this device into the 360 using included cables.

      4: Browse the device using the Xbox 360 and find the photo.

      5: Open the photo and use it as your theme’s background (not entirely sure how to do this in NXE). It's possible though.

      6: You can remove your device now - the background is usually stored in the 360's internal memory.

      1a: Network your Xbox 360 with your computer and it’s photo folder.

      2a: Open the photo on the Xbox 360.

      3a: Use it as your theme’s background.

      I should stick a note in as well: I know this works with the default NXE theme; with other themes, you're on your own.

        We all realise you want the big pile of stuff but seriously, just tell the people to upload a picture to their xbox and use it as a background.
        USB connection of almost anything will work.

          Well, so-rry, but there might actually be people who have no idea how to do it.

    yeh aussies have the daily countdowns but they dont seem to work? dammit i want shadow complex for 800msp

    How do the Xbox 360 themes compare to PS3? Also, I'd never pay for a theme, it's almost as bad as paying for Little Big Planet clothing.

    I managed to get the free theme. I queued it via the http link and then turned on the xbox.

    Small Xbox 102 for everyone that I recall from a blog or twitter post of Major Nelson when the Premium ODST theme was free.

    As with most of these deals they are free for a limited time. Apparently when you click the item in the browser to queue it for download this is considered the 'purchase' time. So if you're away from your console but are reading about an exclusive free deal or discount. Buy it via your browser at the advertised price and download it when you can be it in or out of the exclusive windowed time.

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