Xbox Live April schedule redux: Gears 3 beta, deals on Limbo, Shadow Complex and other MGS content

It's going to be a busy month on Xbox Live. Not only is the Gears of War 3 beta set to drop on April 25 for those who pre-ordered through GameStop (April 18 for those who snagged Bulletstorm), there's also a half-month full of XBLA games, Games on Demand titles and deals -- even some slashed prices on Microsoft Game Studios content, like the Halo: Reach Noble Map Pack and Alan Wake's The Writer DLC.

Let's get to it, shall we?
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Gears of War 3 beta dates:
  • April 18: Bulletstorm purchasers gain entry
  • April 25: GameStop pre-orderers gain entry
  • May 15: Beta period ends
Sales & Specials:
  • April 15: Limbo - 600 MS Points ($7.50)
  • April 15: Castle Crashers - 600 MS Points ($7.50)
  • April 15: Shadow Complex - 600 MS Points ($7.50)
  • April 15: Trials HD - 600 MS Points ($7.50)
  • April 15: Monday Night Combat - 600 MS Points ($7.50)
  • April 12 - April 18: Halo: Reach Noble Map Pack - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 12 - April 18: Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack - 200 MS Points ($2.50)
  • April 12 - April 18: Halo 3 Mythic II Map Pack - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 12 - April 18: Halo: Reach Emile SPARTAN 239 Armor (male and female) - 200 MS Points ($2.50)
  • April 12 - April 18: Halo: Reach UNSC Marine Armor (male and female) - 200 MS Points ($2.50)
  • April 12 - April 18: Gears of War 2 All Fronts Collection - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 12 - April 18: Gears of War 2 Locust Drone Armor (male and female) - 160 MS Points ($2.50)
  • April 12 - April 18: Gears of War 3 Ticker Pet - 160 MS Points ($2)
  • April 12 - April 18: Forza 3 Community Choice Classics Pack - 200 MS Points ($2.50)
  • April 12 - April 18: Forza 3 Sidewinder Proving Grounds - 200 MS Points ($2.50)
  • April 12 - April 18: Forza 3 Hot Holidays Car Pack - 200 MS Points ($2.50)
  • April 12 - April 18: Crackdown 2 Premium Toy Box Pack- 280 MS Points ($3.50)
  • April 12 - April 18: Crackdown 2 Premium Deluge Pack - 280 MS Points ($3.50)
  • April 12 - April 18: Alan Wake: The Writer - 280 MS Points ($3.50)
  • April 12 - April 18: Fable 3 Warrior Helmet (male and female) - 120 MS Points ($1.50)
  • April 12 - April 18: Toy Soldiers - 800 MS Points ($10)
  • April 12 - April 18: Perfect Dark - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 12 - April 18: Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 12 - April 18: Trials HD: Big Thrills - 200 MS Points ($2.50)
  • April 12 - April 18: South Park: Let's Go Tower Defense Play! - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 12 - April 18: Braid - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 12 - April 18: Splosion Man - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 12 - April 18: Snoopy Flying Ace - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 12 - April 18: Uno Rush - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 12 - April 18: Duke Nukem 3D - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 12 - April 18: Duke Nukem Manhattan Project - 400 MS Points ($5)
Additionally, there will be a 50% discount on select Sega games from April 19-25, including Crazy Taxi, Sonic 4: Episode 1 and Outrun Online Arcade.

Xbox Live Arcade:
  • April 13: Might and Magic Clash of Heroes - 1200 MS Points ($15)
  • April 20: Section 8 Prejudice - 1200 MS Points ($15)
  • April 20: Fancy Pants - 800 MS Points ($10)
Deal of the Week:
  • April 12 - April 18: Marvel vs Capcom 2 - 600 MS Points ($7.50)
  • April 12 - April 18: Mega Man 10 - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 12 - April 18: Final Fight Double Impact - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 12 - April 18: Bionic Commando Rearmed - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 12 - April 18: Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix - 600 MS Points ($7.50)
  • April 19 - April 25: Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Toned Body DLC - 160 MS Points ($2)
  • April 19 - April 25: Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Bollywood DLC - 200 MS Points ($2.50)
  • April 19 - April 25: 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures 2 - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 19 - April 25: Peggle - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 19 - April 25: Peggle Nights - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 19 - April 25: Plants vs. Zombies - 800 MS Points ($10)
  • April 19 - April 25: ilomilo - 400 MS Points ($5)
  • April 19 - April 25: Avatar Egg Hunt - 80 MS Points ($1)
  • April 19 - April 25: Avatar Bunny Outfit - 120 MS Points ($1.50)
  • April 19 - April 25: Monkey Prop - 120 MS Points ($1.50)
Games on Demand:
  • April 12: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing ($29.99)
  • April 12: Toy Story 3: The Video Game ($29.99)
  • April 12: Raven Squad ($19.99)
  • April 19: Fallout: New Vegas (price TBA)
  • April 19: Mafia 2 (price TBA)
  • April 19: Lost Planet 2 (price TBA)
Xbox Avatar Marketplace
  • April 19: South Park
  • April 19: Mortal Kombat

This article was originally published on Joystiq.