Xbox Live joins Black Friday spendathon with week of sales, starting tomorrow

If you can get past the ill-advised headline in Microsoft's announcement of a handful of Black Friday-timed sales -- "Xbox 360 Rings In The Holidays with Can't-Miss Black Friday Deals for Halo: Reach, Fable III and Xbox Live Marketplace" -- you'll find some hot deals on Xbox Live games, movies and DLC (which, as digital offerings, don't require you to be trampled to death by people shopping for cheap towels).

Of the week-long "Black Friday" deals -- beginning tomorrow, November 23, through Monday, November 29 -- 'Splosion Man for two dang bucks (Friday only) is the clear standout. Other "samples" from the week of promotions include savings on additional XBLA games, like Portal and The Secret of Monkey Island; Xbox Originals Halo and GTA: San Andreas; and a few Zune movies. (Check out a list of currently-announced offers after the break.) Throughout the Thanksgiving week, Microsoft will post the deals on Update: Peruse the complete list of week-long sales here.

Oh! And don't forget: Microsoft is still hosting its ongoing, "regular" Xbox Live Deal of the Week, offering the Hasbro Family Game Night games for half-off ($5 each) today through Sunday.

Xbox Live Marketplace sample deals (featured daily from Nov. 23–29)

Xbox Live Arcade
  • Madden NFL Arcade (400 Microsoft Points)
  • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (400 MSP)
  • 'Splosion Man (160 MSP)
  • Trials HD (400 MSP)
  • Portal: Still Alive (400 MSP)
Xbox Originals
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (400 MSP)
  • Halo: Combat Evolved (400 MSP)
Zune movies
  • 300 (380 MSP)
  • Cats and Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (720 MSP)
  • Clash of the Titans (720 MSP)
  • Sex and the City 2 (720 MSP)

Retail sales (Nov. 26-–29)
  • Fable 3 ($39.99 or less at participating retailers)
  • Halo: Reach ($39.99 or less at participating retailers)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.