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Have to be quick next week to grab this and save yourself 800 microsoft points!

Note, whether its going to be available in the uk is unknown at this stage but you would assume so.



Microsoft isn't bluffing: Gamers can log on to Xbox Live within the first 48 hours after launch and download 'Texas Hold 'em' -- completely free of charge! This full-featured poker title for Xbox Live Arcade on Xbox 360 will launch on Wednesday, August 23 at 0800 GMT (1am Pacific). For 48 hours only -- Wednesday, August 23 through 0800 GMT (1am Pacific) Friday, August 25 -- as a special limited-time only promotion, gamers can download (and own) the game at no charge (for all Xbox Live Gold and Silver members). Starting at 0801 GMT (1:01am Pacific) Friday, August 25, 'Texas Hold 'em' for Xbox Live Arcade will be available for 800 Microsoft Points.

Not only is 'Texas Hold 'em' free to all gamers, this title comes equipped with features that can only be found on Xbox 360. Designed to simulate the risk-reward of real poker gameplay, keep gamers honest, and discourage opponents from betting too recklessly, 'Texas Hold 'em' has an innovative new feature called Persistent Bankroll. Your virtual bankroll is tied to your Xbox Live Gamertag and keeps a running tally of your chip count. If you lose all of your chips in a poker game, you'll have to play lower stakes buy-in games to make back your stack and earn your way to the big tables.

'Texas Hold 'em' also offers multiplayer support for up to eight gamers, three modes of gameplay (Standard Games, Scenarios and Tournaments), Achievements, extensive online leaderboards and statistics, and high-definition graphics. Enjoy poker night every night with friends, family and gamers around the world (please note that this title may not be available in some countries).
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#1
Nice one. Ill have to remember to grab this one.

:)
#2
nice one mate, been waiting for holdem on live for a while now:thumbsup:
#3
Q = Note, whether its going to be available in the uk is unknown at this stage but you would assume so.
A = If it is usa only, (doubt it), you can create a 2nd account using microsoft passport. Get a new hotmail address goto www.msn.co.uk and when you register it use a USA postal address, ANY will do just do a basic google.
The log into your 360 and click join xbox live as a 2nd account, because the setting is USA you get all the usa content, ALL of which can be used on your UK account once downloaded.
Sometimes USA gets exclusive trailers etc, this is a way to make sure you dont miss out.
#4
herby247
Q = Note, whether its going to be available in the uk is unknown at this stage but you would assume so.
A = If it is usa only, (doubt it), you can create a 2nd account using microsoft passport. Get a new hotmail address goto www.msn.co.uk and when you register it use a USA postal address, ANY will do just do a basic google.
The log into your 360 and click join xbox live as a 2nd account, because the setting is USA you get all the usa content, ALL of which can be used on your UK account once downloaded.
Sometimes USA gets exclusive trailers etc, this is a way to make sure you dont miss out.


Very nice tip there amigo. You should maybe post this sperately in the freebies section so more people see it and take advantage.

:thumbsup:
#5
Love the avatar :)
#6
Nice tip!

Do you know if you do the second "silver" account, does it allow the option of buying microsoft points in USD at all (assuming you had a legit US card of course, hence cheaper). Or is the box locked to its uk region for this as well?

Also I guess that means if you do a gamertag recovery you'll need to remember the silver one as well to get the game unlocked with the US profile.
#7
Did anyone get the poker game? I couldn't find it.

Didn't have time to set up my gamertag for US to check that way.
#8
It's next week.
#9
Femstar
It's next week.


:oops:

Thats probably the reason I was having difficulty finding it then! :lol:
#10
anyone know the size of the download as yet???

I only have 23Mb left and need to know what I will have to delete to fit it on the drive:confused:
#11
Judging by previous XBLA games, it will probably be around that size.
#12
As I have never downloaded a game in full, just downloaded maps and music, how big is a normal XBLA game?
#13
Around 23Mb :-D
#14
thanks, have told all my mates with 360's
#15
The game is now available to download for FREE so be quick. Its about 26mb.

Not sure if the free download is linked to the gamertag profile or to the individual xbox360.
#16
shall download now :-)
#17
thanks-you!
#18
Got it :):)
#19
I couldn't see this in the market place last night ???

Whats it called & I'll check again tonight !
#20
Texas Hold 'em
#21
ChrisUK
I couldn't see this in the market place last night ???

Whats it called & I'll check again tonight !


Its not in market place its available through arcade.

I made the same mistake but found it eventually.

Hope this helps :thumbsup:
#22
The only problem is that the cards can be a bit difficult to see on a SDTV set.

I really wish MS would make this a part of the release certification, there has been quite a few XBLA and full games(dead rising im looking at you!) that are just totally unplayble on a non HD TV. Even the developers admit they havent been testing on SD tv's.
#23
Is the game any good?
#24
Its actually quite a good game, havent tried the multiplayer live part yet but the single player is ok. Its free at the moment so no real excuse not to download it.

Even if you only have a core system with a full memory card, clear the card, download it and then delete it. At least this way your live profile should in theory have access to it in the future if you get a hard drive to store more stuff.

As for the hard to read text, im going to try a better cable, currently on the yellow composite video and its probably not good enough.
#25
i downloaded it yesterday its quite a good game to play. went straight on live with it multiplayer & won loads of money shame its not real money or even Microsoft points to buy other items.
#26
is this going to be done free for a while as my 360 is with microsoft for repair....again...:x
#27
08:00 tomorrow I'm afraid.

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