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#1 aihuman

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:55 AM

Now you can buy Xbox live arcade games from Amazon.com.
http://www.amazon.co...rd_i=1000208101

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#2 SAB-CA

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:11 AM

The best thing about this is that it allows you to buy the oddly-priced items (Like things that cost 15.00) without having to "overbuy" points. Also, you can gift XBLA games through this method.

Now if Amazon would Gold Box these things, or put things on sale that where still full priced on Live... This could be a great way to get more deals right alongside the XBL "Deal of the Week" program.

#3 davyd

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:28 AM

I may just use points exclusively for DLC now. I hate having to buy more points than I need for an 800 point game.

I'll never get rid of those 20 MS points perpetually stuck in my account.

#4 ufskenney

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:06 PM

This is great, but I will probably just stick to points in most cases. I pretty much never pay full price for points and therefore don't pay full price from any XBLA or DLC. Amazon may gold box or discount these, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
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#5 doodle777_98

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:20 PM

that is hella sweet. now i can use my amazon giftcards from swagbucks on this.

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#6 Corvin

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:52 PM

It would be nice if they mailed out a physical card. These would make awesome filler items for free shipping.

#7 glockant

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:57 PM

about time!! been asking Microsoft for this for a while now.
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#8 Nelo Ice

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:26 PM

this should make it easier to trade my 3 month live sub....i hope :lol:

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#9 trabbahabba

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:14 PM

Not a deal in the sense of things being cheaper, but now Wombat and many others wishes have come true. Instead of buying a point card to purchase a game on Xbox Live, you can instead just purchase the game. No more buying excessive points!!!!

http://www.amazon.co...?node=979417011
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#10 turls

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:17 PM

Great find. . .We can only hope this leads to something like Steam sales on content--honestly what MS has done so far has been pretty underwhelming.

#11 Strell

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:18 PM

Oh, there WAS a deal.


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#12 darthbudge

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:23 PM

See... this is where MS was incredibly smart to implement their spacebucks instead of people just paying cash for items.

Most of all my purchases on XBL I would never have pulled out a CC and payed that much cash for them. However, spending the MS points is no thought at all. I realize I am still spending the equivalent amount of cash, but it doesn't SEEM like it.


#13 lifeinthefridge

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:25 PM

I'm pretty excited about this, hopefully they will have many sales outside of Microsoft s xbox live ones.
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#14 MrNEWZ

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:26 PM

Oh, there WAS a deal.


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#15 punkmaggit

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:26 PM

So does that mean that these titles are now tradeable in Goozex?

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:26 PM

Love it. Great find. I would be very surprised if Amazon did not find a way to offer some deals, in fact I am shocked there is not some insane deal with the launch of this thing, that seems to be Amazon's MO. Plus with $15 the new standard XBLA price (please see Flock and according to the latest OXM I received last night Lode Runner) and the in name only XBLA deal of the week, we need all the help that we can get.

#17 Dark_Sage

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:29 PM

Oh, there WAS a deal.


/me casts jealous glances at Strell, Lord of Points

#18 blackhole82

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:29 PM

Awesome. Now no need for extra points. Do they offer game expansions too? I don't see any.
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#19 mtxbass1

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:30 PM

Posted in the 360 forum.

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#20 Strell

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:31 PM

/me casts jealous glances at Strell, Lord of Points


I'm going to remember this always. It made me :]


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#21 wampa8jedi

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:32 PM

Edit: I don't know how much I'll actually use this, as I'm still soooo stocked on points....

#22 mykevermin

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:33 PM

One step closer to better sales on this content, I hope.
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#23 Shady3011

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:35 PM

So does that mean that these titles are now tradeable in Goozex?


I'm going to say no since the codes they give you are one time use. They would also have no way of telling if you used it or not.

#24 LinkinPrime

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:39 PM

That's pretty cool.

#25 Tsukento

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:40 PM

This is definitely a lot more convenient. Especially since one doesn't have to remember how the hell to figure out what equals a certain amount of money equals the same amount in points and you don't have to pay for entire points cards to get just one game.

Less worrying about being stuck with 200 points, too.

#26 ninja dog

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:50 PM

I would say "lets hope they kick it off with some sales" but I guess they already did :lol:

#27 benjamouth

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:56 PM

The sale on PA Ep 1 this week is not reflected in Amazons price, they have it lised for $20.

In fact I guess the sales on Live never will be, as they're only available to Gold subscribers.

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#28 Akridsky

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:59 PM

The sale on PA Ep 1 this week is not reflected in Amazons price, they have it lised for $20.

In fact I guess the sales on Live never will be, as they're only available to Gold subscribers.


True, but there's the potential for Amazon sales.

#29 flybrione

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:04 PM

I just browsed the games offered for fun and did notice that some of the games are cheaper on XBL than amazon. Some of the XBLA Hit titles.

#30 jraf

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:07 PM

looks like Mr. Cheapyd will be getting more amazon money from me. :)

(cheers to the marketing guy who came up with this :P)