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Shipping this week: Get underground edition

It's funny. The reaction to both a nuclear disaster and the release of a long-awaited sequel is essentially the same. You want to stock up on food and supplies, get indoors, seal the exits, and come to terms with the fact that you may never see your family again. Yes, Fallout 3 comes out this week. There are other games coming out this week too. You can read about those below. You know, if you want.

[Image: fuzzcat. Via Joystiq]

Buzz! Scene It? Box Office Smash demo on XBLM

Up for download off the Xbox Live Marketplace is a new Scene It? Box Office Smash demo that's aimed at testing your movie knowledge and convince you to part with your cash come its release. The 447MB (nice and light) demo features a sampling of video and textual movie questions all while promoting the game's Live features, big button controller capabilities and New Xbox Experience integration. Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

Scene It? sequel smashes into retailers Oct. 28th

Today, Microsoft announced that the sequel to Lights, Camera, Action, Scene It? Box Office Smash will be releasing to North American stores on Tuesday, October 28th.

Box Office Smash and its trivia based on 250+ movies will be available in two flavors, bundled with the four big button controllers for $59 or without the controllers for just $39. Microsoft also announced that Box Office Smash will be the first retail game to support Avatars in-game, but will only be available once the New Xbox Experience rolls out later this year.

E308: Scene It 2, You're in the Movies coming soon

Scene It: Box Office Smash and You're In The Movies has just been announced exclusively for the Xbox 360. Scene It: Box Offlice Smash continues the movie trivia experience and takes it online. With more questions and mini-games the online experience should be a great addition to the fun party title.

Utilizing the Xbox Live Vision camera, players can create short 'B' movies with their families by participating in mini-games that are later combined into a short movie trailer. While it might sound strange, Xbox executives demoed the game live during the conference and it was quite entertaining (as seen above). Both are expected to ship this holiday. As an added bonus, You're In The Movies also includes the required Xbox Live Vision camera when it ships.

Deals: Cheap MS points and get Mass Effect free

This week we're all business, because we have an overly long list of retail deals to ramble off. So, we'll forgo the fluffy intro and just get to it.

Starting with Best Buy, all this week they're giving away a copy of Call of Duty 3 with the purchase of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and a free $10 gift card with purchase of The Incredible Hulk. Best Buy also discounted a few accessories, offering the Messenger Kit for $20, Wireless Headset for $50 and Vision Camera for $30. Heading over to Circuit City, you can snag a free $10 gift card with the purchase of either NASCAR 09 or Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, get the Rock Band bundle for $155 and BioShock or Mass Effect for $32. They're also offering Burnout Paradise for $40, Frontlines: FoW or MX vs. ATV for $48, Need for Speed Carbon for $24 and our favorite CC deal of the week, 1600 Microsoft points for $15. Next up is Target, where they're giving away a FREE copy of Mass Effect with the purchase two of the listed Xbox 360 titles including Ninja Gaiden II ($60), RSV2 ($40), Scene It? ($50), Gears of War ($40), NASCAR 09 ($60) or Assassin's Creed ($40). And finally, because we love our Canadian readers so much, we hopped on over to Best Buy Canada and discovered they're offering two free games with any Xbox 360 console purchase (selection based on one of four game bundles) and a 12 Month Xbox Live subscription card for $50. Now run along and have a spectacular time shopping.

Viva PiƱata and Scene It? sequels are real!

As hard as they tried, Microsoft just couldn't keep the lid on this week's Microsoft Gamers Day 2008 announcements as we just got word that both Viva Piñata and Scene It? are getting sequels. It looks like we now know what Rare's secret project is.

Mention of both sequels was discovered on one of Microsoft's press sites, where someone accidently uploaded all of the categories for this week's MGD08 announcements including categories for Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise and Scene It? 2. And being the good reporters that we are, we went out and confirmed that both of these two unannounced titles are in fact listed on Microsoft's press site, though all game media has since been pulled. But not before the crew over at NeoGAF grabbed screenshot love from the Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise folder. So, not only do we get leaked word that Viva Piñata and Scene It? sequels are headed our way, but we also get a first look at Trouble in Paradise! Enjoy the screens!

Gallery: Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

Shipping this week: war is hell edition

And so it begins, a November to end all Novembers. Within the next month, we will be positively assaulted with new and wonderful Xbox 360 games. The summer wasn't exactly thin, especially as summers tend to go for video games, but the sheer amount of games dropping this month alone -- good games, mind you -- is ridiculous. But let's not get ahead of ourselves thinking about the impending arrival of Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed, Kane & Lynch, and Rock Band (to name a few). No, let's concentrate on this week's titles. One thing at a time, as it were. So, this week we have:
We have something of a soft spot for Scene-It, but we imagine the majority of you are most excited for Call of Duty 4. We don't blame you either, all of us here at X3F were addicted to its online leveling system during the beta in earlier this year.

Don't get too excited though. We've got three more weeks of high caliber releases to come. You might want to start your financial planning now.

We've seen the Scene It? demo on the XBLM

Doh! Yesterday we kind of missed out on announcing that a new Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action demo was available on the XBLM to all Xbox Live regions (except Asia folks). But we live according to the "it's better late then never" mantra, so you're getting the news now and you will like it. Anyhoo, the 619MB Scene It? demo features a look at what the trivia game has to offer, a few test questions and promises a bunch of family fun. The only thing you don't get to experience is the feeling of mashing on the big button controller. We guess it's something you'll only get to try out when you purchase the game ... oh well.

Scene It? achievements have been seen

Searching through the deep, dark, dusty and ... drab'ish corners of Xbox.com, Morgon from MyGamerCard.net uncovered a list of all 42 Scene It? achievements. The list of Scene It? achievements (which are all viewable after the jump) is mostly made up of very elementary tasks like answering questions from specific categories, answering "X" amount of questions correctly, etc., etc. So, the game's achievements may not be all that exciting or original, but darn it, the game has a big button controller and we like controllers with big buttons. Any questions? Good. Scene It? achievement list after the jump.

[Thanks, Morgon]

360 update today: nothing to see here, move along

Major Nelson has informed us that a 360 system update is being released today. He also -- somewhat depressingly -- informs us that today's update is not the Fall Update. Actually, that seems rather fitting as, unless we are mistaken, it is not yet fall. So, what in the world does this magical update do? Quite simple really, it adds support for the spiffy new controller that comes with Scene-It. The controller with the giant, candy colored button, remember? Yeah, that one. Anywho, the update is being rolled out now so that the Microsoft ninjas have a chance to test out the device on retail Xboxen. You know, to see if they explode or something. So, don't panic -- and don't get excited either -- when you're prompted to download the update the next time you log into live.

360 gets Scene-It, new simple controller

While many X3F readers wail at the thought of the Xbox 360 receiving more casual, Wii-inspired games, there can be no doubt that there is a ton of money to be made in the casual market. This fact has been made abundantly clear by the success of the Wii and DS. Microsoft evidently has taken notice, and announced during its E3 press conference that an Xbox 360 version of the movie trivia game, Scene-It is in the works. In addition to featuring new interactive features, more puzzles, clips, and questions, the Xbox 360 version will also include a new controller. The controller design is (shockingly) very, very simple. It resembles a buzzer with a large colored button at the top and the four standard 360 buttons aligned vertically underneath. The concept, obviously, is that a player would "buzz in" by pressing the large button and then select and answer with A, B, X, or Y. Also revealed, the game will include four of these controllers while maintaining the standard retail price of most 360 titles.

Whether or not these unique controllers will be utilized outside of Scene-It remains to be, um, seen.

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