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Braid (XBLA) 800 MSP - XBLM Gold Deal of the Week - Starts 2/23


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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:21 AM

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http://majornelson.c...f-the-week.aspx

After the successful run the deal of the week had last December, we’re bringing it back on a regular basis. Starting Monday, February 23rd Xbox LIVE Gold members will receive a discount on a different piece of content each week (Arcade games, Game Add-Ons, Xbox Originals.)

With this announcement of the program, I am also able to give you a tip on what the first deal of the week will be.
Braid the award winning Xbox LIVE Arcade title normally 1200 points will be available for Gold Members in all Xbox LIVE regions starting Monday for only 800 points, a 33% savings.

Braid will be available
for the special price after Monday February 23rd at 13:00 GMT/0800ET/0500 PT *


Edited by shrike4242, 24 February 2009 - 06:17 PM.
Clarified OP title that this is for XBL Gold members only. Some people can't read the OP to get this info.


#2 DukeEdwardI

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:24 AM

looks like i'll be getting this now. i liked the demo and it's received heaps of praise, but $15 (1200 points) was WAY too much for me. Thanks CheapyD!

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:27 AM

Hope this trend continues. After the support from December, and all the praise Steam has been getting over its DLC and online "Sales" its no wonder more people haven't considered following suit.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:31 AM

I just recently played the demo and really liked it. $10 is a good price. Thanks for the heads up, CheapyD!

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:39 AM

The game is not worth 400 Microsoft Points in my opinion. It's crappy and Jonathan Blow is a pretentious douchebag that cries like a little bitch. The only reason I have it is because Spike TV gave me a download code for free and I still hate it.

Flame away, but I cannot stand Braid or it's holier than thou creator Jonathan Blow. He just annoys the crap out of me.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:39 AM

The game is not worth 400 Microsoft Points in my opinion. It's crappy and Jonathan Blow is a pretentious douchebag that cries like a little bitch. The only reason I have it is because Spike TV gave me a download code for free and I still hate it.

Flame away, but I cannot stand Braid or it's holier than thou creator Jonathan Blow. He just annoys the crap out of me.


Braid isn't for everyone, but if you are interested in it at all, you would be foolish to pass this deal up!
$10 is a great price.

#7 aniousjoe

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:41 AM

Should get this somehow... Even if I don't have gold.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:41 AM

The game is not worth 400 Microsoft Points in my opinion. It's crappy and Jonathan Blow is a pretentious douchebag that cries like a little bitch. The only reason I have it is because Spike TV gave me a download code for free and I still hate it.

Flame away, but I cannot stand Braid or it's holier than thou creator Jonathan Blow. He just annoys the crap out of me.



Sounds like you hate the guy who made it more than you hate the game. good job.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:43 AM

I'm taking it some suits at MS saw the article about Steam upping their sales of L4D 3000% or whatever when it was on sale.

#10 Haggar

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:46 AM

Sounds like you hate the guy who made it more than you hate the game. good job.


Not really. I kinda hate them equally.

But I respect other people's opinions. I personally hated the game and hate the douchey creator.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:49 AM

Should get this somehow... Even if I don't have gold.

That is the business model that is ticking me off with Microsoft. Quit limiting sales to the Gold members only. When people are required to pay for a service just to get the sale price it isn't really a sale.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:53 AM

I would definitely pick this up if I hadn't already.

Instead, I'll just be the copypasta whore who reposts this on SD. x(

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:54 AM

Looks like the waiting game paid off after all.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:54 AM

Yes, yes, finally I'm down with this and my gold membership ends next month, phew haha!

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#15 aniousjoe

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:00 AM

That is the business model that is ticking me off with Microsoft. Quit limiting sales to the Gold members only. When people are required to pay for a service just to get the sale price it isn't really a sale.



Demos were fine. Free DLC is acceptable, if annoying. This, however, sucks, but what can you do.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:02 AM

Demos were fine. Free DLC is acceptable, if annoying. This, however, sucks, but what can you do.

Not that M$ cares about my business but I don't buy anything from them through the Live service at all since they started doing this last year.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:08 AM

Good price. I wish I had waited. I bought it a month or so ago, played it once, liked it, but didn't get around to it again yet.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:14 AM

I guess for 800 I'll go ahead and grab it. Thanks!
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:18 AM

Tried the demo and it wasn't my cup of tea, but a good deal nonetheless.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:27 AM

Looks like the waiting game paid off after all.


The waiting game sucks, let's play:


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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:05 AM

For everybody who can buy it: BUY IT and show MS that 800 point XBLA games are what they should always charge

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:38 AM

Demos were fine. Free DLC is acceptable, if annoying. This, however, sucks, but what can you do.


Ya, it's a pain but gold isn't that expensive. With the recent sales on gold memberships it ends up being about 2.50 a month.

Also, you could just create a fake account (which gives you a free month of gold anyways) and then buy an 800 point card from BB, CC to get it. Since it will be associated with both the gamertag that downloaded it and the console you will be able to play it with your silver account. A pain in the butt i know but it's a work around.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:04 AM

In for 1. I have 800 points left over and had no idea what to get, was thinking of Schizoid or something, but this is a MUCH better choice.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:32 AM

Jonathan Blow is a pretentious douchebag that cries like a little bitch.


This is the only part I agree from your post.

The game on the other hand I thought it was great. The music is the best part about the game. Such beautiful music in this game. Well worth the $10. :applause:

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:42 AM

Looks like the waiting game paid off after all.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:04 AM

Cool, in for 1. Wanted to get it, but for $15 I passed it up. Now's the time for me to get it at $10, even though I have a crap load of games to play, a sale is a sale :)
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:22 PM

Just downloaded it!

I'm SO glad they brought back the deal of the week, here's hoping for some cheap expansion packs coming up!
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:27 PM

Also in for one!
Thanks Cheapy for the heads up!

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:36 PM

Not to change the topic, but I also noticed Puzzle Quest is also down to 800 points.
When did that one drop? I must really be "out of the loop" or something.


I seem to recall it dropping about a year ago, but it might be more or less.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:49 PM

on the fence with this one. my backlog is so big I really shouldn't be buying this, sale or not. I know the game gets a lot of praise, though...