April is shaping up to be a big one for Xbox 360 owners, especially if they like getting their hands on Gears of War 3 early. That multiplayer beta leads a long list of content that Microsoft confirmed for April today, from Xbox Live Arcade games to deals on tons of other stuff.
If you've been holding out on, say, Limbo, Peggle or Halo map packs, read on for when the ideal time to buy those add-ons for Xbox 360 games will hit.
Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta
Bulletstorm Preview - Monday, April 18, 2011 Gears of War 3 Beta - Monday, April 25, 2011 Beta concludes - Sunday, May 15, 2011
Sales & Specials
April 15 Limbo - 600 MS Points Castle Crashers - 600 MS Points Shadow Complex - 600 MS Points Trials HD - 600 MS Points Monday Night Combat - 600 MS Points
April 12 - April 18 Halo: Reach Noble Map Pack - 400 MS Points Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack - 200 MS Points Halo 3 Mythic II Map Pack - 400 MS Points Halo: Reach Emile SPARTAN 239 armour (male and female) - 200 MS Points Halo: Reach UNSC Marine armour (male and female) - 200 MS Points Gears of War 2 All Fronts Collection - 400 MS Points Gears of War 2 Locust Drone armour (male and female) - 160 MS Points Gears of War 3 Ticker Pet - 160 MS Points Forza 3 Community Choice Classics Pack - 200 MS Points Forza 3 Sidewinder Proving Grounds - 200 MS Points Forza 3 Hot Holidays Car Pack - 200 MS Points Crackdown 2 Premium Toy Box Pack- 280 MS Points Crackdown 2 Premium Deluge Pack - 280 MS Points Alan Wake: The Writer - 280 MS Points Fable 3 Warrior Helmet (male and female) - 120 MS Points Toy Soldiers - 800 MS Points Perfect Dark - 400 MS Points Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers - 400 MS Points Trials HD: Big Thrills - 200 MS Point South Park: Let's Go Tower Defense Play! - 400 MS Points Braid - 400 MS Points Splosion Man - 400 MS Points Snoopy Flying Ace - 400 MS Points Uno Rush - 400 MS Points Duke Nukem 3D - 400 MS Points Duke Nukem Manhattan Project - 400 MS Points
Xbox Live Arcade
Might and Magic Clash of Heroes - 1200 MS Points - April 13 Section 8 Prejudice - 1200 MS Points - April 20 Fancy Pants - 800 MS Points - April 20
Deal of the Week
April 12 - April 18 Marvel vs Capcom 2 - 600 MS Points Mega Man 10 - 400 MS Points Final Fight Double Impact - 400 MS Points Bionic Commando Rearmed - 400 MS Points Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix - 600 MS Points
April 19 - April 25 Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Toned Body DLC - 160 MS Points Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Bollywood DLC - 200 MS Points 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures 2 - 400 MS Points Peggle - 400 MS Points Peggle Nights - 400 MS Points Plants vs. Zombies - 800 MS Points ilomilo - 400 MS Points Avatar Egg Hunt - 80 MS Points Avatar Bunny Outfit - 120 MS Points Monkey Prop - 120 MS Points
Games on Demand
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing - April 12 Toy Story 3: The Video Game - April 12 Raven Squad - April 12 Fallout: New Vegas (price TBA) - April 19 Mafia 2 - April 19 Lost Planet 2 - April 19
Xbox Avatar Marketplace
South Park - April 19 Mortal Kombat - April 19