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#1 Decker

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 02:14 PM

This weeks Deal: Brain Challenge

This weeks Deal of the Week is now available. Brain Challenge normally 800 points is now available for Xbox LIVE Gold Members for 400 points, a savings of 50%.

http://marketplace.x...ner=MajorNelson

Not sure if it's worth getting, but nice to see an XBLA deal return.

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#2 worrybomb

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 02:16 PM

This week's deal is the XBLA title "Brain Challenge". Normally for 800 MS Points, this week only the game will be priced at 400 MS Points.

http://majornelson.c...-challenge.aspx

This is only for GOLD subscription members only.

#3 wampa8jedi

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 02:17 PM

Hmmmmm... I'm actually tempted. Any impressions from people who have played the full game?
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#4 doodofdoods

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 02:19 PM

Sucks.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 02:20 PM

400 points is a nice savings, but the reviews just aren't that great on it. Good to see the deals coming again though.
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#6 Treythalomew

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:25 PM

I didn't even know this game existed. They probably realized it wasn't profitable enough to have decent deals on popular games do they are done with that.

#7 shinryuu

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:32 PM

I've played it on an iPod. It's not bad, but like any other "brain" game, it gets repetitive. Also, for comparison, not quite the same quirkiness as Brain Age or Big Brain Academy.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:32 PM

Bought this back when it was on sale at christmas , though I can't remember if it was the same price then or not. It's a decent alternative to Brain Age , if you either don't have a DS or have already played the mess of out it. Some of the mini games are actually pretty fun , and most of them actually come off as games and not work.

If you like the brain age games , I'd say this is a decent pickup for $5.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:39 PM

weak!!!

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:50 PM

Wake me up when the "Deal of the Week" is worth paying attention to.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 04:46 PM

I own this one. Got it back during the Christmas sale as well.

It's very much worth it if you're into any sort of brain challenge type games. It has some multiplayer and the challenges themselves are varied enough, unlike Brain Age. It gets harder as you progress. I've yet to unlock everything myself.

I highly recommend it for 400 and if you're in to this sort of thing.



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Posted 11 May 2009 - 04:56 PM

I didn't even know this game existed. They probably realized it wasn't profitable enough to have decent deals on popular games do they are done with that.


It's more likely that they're incompetent at properly running these sales. Valve has shown that this model works when you have something worth selling. MS has shown that running sales on overpriced crap nobody wanted to buy in the first place is a bad business plan.

#13 sinned47

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:03 PM

these weekly deals are getting lamer and lamer. i just have 2000 ms points sitting on my account.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:21 PM

bought this game at full price while back. great game with avatar support. multiplayer is dead.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:26 PM

Meh I'll get it because I've been wanting a simple game to play. I didn't even know this existed either.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 08:06 PM

Wake me up when the "Deal of the Week" is worth paying attention to.

but then you would be sleeping forever...

#17 Borgnine

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 08:32 PM

I own the full game. I actually paid $10.00 for it, just because it was something my girlfriend and I could play together. It's not great by any means, but definitely worth $5. Of course most things are worth it at only $5. :)

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 08:45 PM

I've been wanting this gme for quite sometie but didn't want to bite at the $10 (800 MS point) price point. I'll probably pick thi up tonight. Thanks OP!

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 09:22 PM

My brother has this game. I think it's pretty good - $5 is the right price.

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#20 Shady3011

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 09:35 PM

Wish it was Peggle.

#21 Decker

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:01 AM

Wish it was Peggle.


I'm sorry, but if Peggle isn't worth picking up at 800 points, then nothing is. Besides so far every XBLA DOTW has been a very old game that isn't selling at all. Peggle doesn't fit that description.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:48 AM

Peggle is very much worth 800 points. I've gotten more gameplay out of this second to castle crasher than any other xbla game.
I hope bugz shows up as a discount. I've been wanting to get it for awhile.
I went ahead and purchased this on xbox.com and will play it when I get home.

#23 LegendK1ll3r

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:54 AM

It's Brain Age Lite. It's alright, but I'd say barely worth the $5 (it's worth it, if you like these kinds of games, but not worth anymore).


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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:20 AM

After thinking about this most of the day, I finally decided to download it... if anyone is interested in trading the online achievements, shoot me a friend request and mention this game.
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#25 freshzen

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:01 AM

Wish it was Peggle.


Get Popcap Arcade Vol. 2 :)
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#26 shoe478

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:52 AM

these weekly deals are getting lamer and lamer. i just have 2000 ms points sitting on my account.


Well they already have your money then and they have no need to give you a deal on the xbl stuff.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:25 AM

Bought this back when it was on sale at christmas , though I can't remember if it was the same price then or not. It's a decent alternative to Brain Age , if you either don't have a DS or have already played the mess of out it. Some of the mini games are actually pretty fun , and most of them actually come off as games and not work.

If you like the brain age games , I'd say this is a decent pickup for $5.


It was 400 points back then as well. It's worth it.
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#28 yukafls

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 06:42 AM

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#29 Shady3011

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:44 AM

I'm sorry, but if Peggle isn't worth picking up at 800 points, then nothing is. Besides so far every XBLA DOTW has been a very old game that isn't selling at all. Peggle doesn't fit that description.


I'm cheap. What do you want from me? It has nothing to do with merit, just my frugality.

Get Popcap Arcade Vol. 2 :)


Thanks for reminding me. I'll wait for a price drop. ;)

#30 Megaten

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:55 AM

It was 400 points back then as well. It's worth it.


Meh, they were all 500, but close enough.

I'm probably going to pick this up since I love Brain Age and Big Brain Academy. I played the demo for this maybe a week or two ago out of curiosity and actually really liked a lot of the mini-games, so it can't hurt for only 5 bucks.

I wish they'd put something like Roogoo as the deal of the week...seems like the perfect game that's supposedly good, probably didn't sell worth a piss, and would fit the 'casual' market pretty well. Or alternatively, something like Space Giraffe just to give it some damn publicity. Even if that one isn't for everyone, who wouldn't pick it up for 200 points?