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Reportedly Microsoft marketing images showing the new bundles  (Source: Kotaku)
Xbox 360 to come with Forza 2 and Marvel for free this holiday season

Although manufacturing costs of the Xbox 360 will be cheaper than ever after the switch to the 65nm CPU platform codenamed Falcon, Microsoft will likely stick with its current pricing throughout the rest of the year. But that’s not to say that there won’t be some value added to help entice those on the fence to choose Microsoft’s console.

Briefly spotted on Best Buy’s online store, but now removed, were two pages that listed new bundles that added Forza Motorsport 2 and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance to both the Xbox 360 Elite and Xbox 360 Premium SKUs. Both consoles were listed at their current prices, indicating that the two games were an added value package.

Gaming blog Kotaku uncovered marketing images for both the aforementioned bundles mid-August, and the appearance of such bundles in Best Buy nearly confirms their pending existence on the market.

The packaging shown in the images also matches up with previous information provided by Microsoft’s marketing, which added taglines “Go Pro” to the Xbox 360 Premium system while the Xbox 360 Elite displays “Go Big.”

Bundling games with the Xbox 360 is already standard practice in Canada. Best Buy  in Canada is selling Xbox 360 Premium with Forza Motorsport 2 and Amped 3, while Wal-Mart substitutes one winter sport with another by adding in NHL 2K8 with Forza Motorsport 2.

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RE: canada
By mdogs444 on 9/28/2007 10:12:39 AM , Rating: 2
Oh like Canada doesn't have its advantages!

Where in the US can you go to a strip club and toss a Looney at a dancer? How many places in the US can you take your 19yr old gf out to get her legally drunk and vulnerable?

Haha - im really joking around, so dont take offense anyone.

RE: canada
By Crowbar77 on 9/28/2007 11:37:26 AM , Rating: 2
Actually 18 depending on the province.

At least you guys are getting decent games, I bought mine last Christmas and all it came with was PGR3. Which is a incredibly dull game imo.

RE: canada
By deeznuts on 9/28/2007 11:58:14 AM , Rating: 2
Having just went to Vancoovah it behooves me to bring up, in that area (been told it's different in other parts of Canada) that it is hard as hell to buy alcohol anywhere except liquor stores, of which I saw two the whole time I was there, and that those stores close really early, and that a small bottle of Jack costs more than $40, and a 12 pack of Heineken over $20 IIRC.

Other than that, pretty city eh?

RE: canada
By zombiexl on 9/28/2007 12:12:59 PM , Rating: 2
Hell.. In pennsylvania we have to go to the state liquor store to get anything stronger than beer.

RE: canada
By Scrogneugneu on 9/30/2007 10:27:30 PM , Rating: 2
Same in Quebec, it's regulated by the state to make sure the quality is acceptable.

Every convenience store has beer, though.

Oh, and legal drinking / majority age is 18. And as the song says, "In Quebec, legal drinking age is just a suggestion". ;)

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