Xbox Live content update, August 21: Counter Strike: Global Offensive, NHL 13 demo, more

Tuesday, 21st August 2012 14:18 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft has updated its schedule for Xbox Live Marketplace, and the content releases kick-off today with a demo for NHL 13, a sale on Forza 4′s May TopGear Car Pack, Left 4 Dead hitting Games on Demand, and tomorrow, the release of Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

Also available tomorrow is JOJO’s Bizarre Adventure HD as well as various discounts for TNT Racers, Faery and other titles.

Games on Demand titles releasing today are: Ratatouille, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Metal Gear Solid HD and the aforementioned Left 4 Dead.

On August 28, the latest DLC for Mass Effect 3, Leviathan, lands and a sale on Assassin’s Creed: Revelations DLC starts.

The Gunstringer: El Diablo’s Merican Adventure will also go on sale the 28th, and the Rockstar Publisher Sale also begins the same day.

Finally, on August 29, Rock Band Blitz will release on the XBL Marketplace.

The full update is below, and through Major Nelson.



  1. ManuOtaku

    Iam on the fence of getting Counter strike, i did never played it before, therefore i dont know if it is for me, or if i do stand a chance against the more expert players in this game out there, the price also is an issue, iam waiting for jet set radio next month and warth of the rabbit, what to do?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Hcw87

    People with mouse/kb out there will tear people up i guess, since i heard there’s hardly any autoaim. But finally (i hope) a game that requires pure skill.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Gadzooks!


    I dont think its a cross-platform game so there should be no m&k users.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Hcw87

    You can use mouse+kb on x360 aswell. Look up XIM 3 for example, just one of many. It’s what people in their superawesomeMLGclan use and think they’re good.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DSB

    Yeah, they tested cross-platform, but they couldn’t make it work.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ManuOtaku

    One question guys this plays like COD?, and if thats not the case, to which first person shooter do plays like or has the most similarities?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DSB

    The major changes are pretty much graphical.

    I’m not a CS expert by any standard, so I can’t tell you exactly what’s different, but it’s the same old CS to me.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Hcw87

    It’s as barebones as it gets, no killstreaks/vehicles etc. Just pure gunplay. I guess there’s Search and Destroy/hostage rescue and probably TDM in there, can’t say for sure though.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Gadzooks!

    I seem to remember a plant-the-bomb mode from way back when I used to play CS.

    Could just be an acid flashback though.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. ResisT PaVaTiiC

    so will counter strike come out at exactly midnight or a 6 in the morning?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. bakagami

    #10 it’s already on PSN

    Steam as well.

    #11 2 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.