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Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week |6/14 "Summer '09 Redux"|6/16 "19 Game E3 Blowout Sale"


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#1 reddjoey

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:06 PM



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#2 worrybomb

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:13 PM

Thanks for the post, reddjoey!

I wonder if the specially priced Mass Effect DLC will reflect on EA's promotion on getting 800 MS Points for purchasing 3 EA digital downloads. I already bought Battlefield 1943 when it was on special. Well since I haven't played ME and I really do want to get the sequel, might as well get these DLC.

Portal for 800 MS Points is a great deal but I guess if you have The Orange Box, it might not look as glamorous. Still if you don't, get Portal XBLA.

Nice to see we're getting some kind of quality XBLA titles like Vandal Hearts and Death By Cube. I'm still anticipating for Perfect Dark XBLA though.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:16 PM

Bioshock - $29.99
Civ Rev - $29.99
Prey - $19.99
MX v ATV - $29.99
Saint's Row - $29.99

I assume that these are post-discount? If Bioshock or Civ came down to a Steamish-price (I'm thinking somewhere near $15/1200pts), I'd be all over it. At $30 and no physical copy to actually "own", no chance. Portal is the same as the included version on The Orange Box, no? I'm pretty sure you can get a used copy of The Orange Box for roughly $15, and it'd come with Half Life + expansions and Team Fortress.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:17 PM

Are you f-ing serious, I just bought Pinnacle Station two days ago :bomb:
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#5 BingoBrown

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:18 PM

I wonder if the specially priced Mass Effect DLC will reflect on EA's promotion on getting 800 MS Points for purchasing 3 EA digital downloads. I already bought Battlefield 1943 when it was on special. Well since I haven't played ME and I really do want to get the sequel, might as well get these DLC.


Yeah, good question. I also bought BF1943 for 560. So 560 + 240 + 240 = 1040 - 800 MS points back = 240 points total for BF1943 and the Mass Effect DLCs. That would be an amazing deal. I'll probably try for it, but I won't be surprised when I never receive the 800 points back.

#6 Warlock82

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:19 PM

Awesome, finally! I was hoping for a deal on the Mass Effect DLC since I never bought it, but I'm sort of interested in playing through the game again to get ready for the sequel. Though I still probably won't touch Pinnacle Station since I hear it's a POS :P

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#7 Sargus

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:19 PM

Holy crap, glad I waited on the Mass Effect DLC. I imagine those will still be eligible for EA's Holiday Deal where you get 800 points back, too. That and the Dragon Age DLC will be a perfect combo.

#8 Skoad

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:20 PM

Portal is the same as the included version on The Orange Box, no?

No, it includes fourteen additional puzzles and standalone achievements.

#9 BingoBrown

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:21 PM

Portal is the same as the included version on The Orange Box, no? I'm pretty sure you can get a used copy of The Orange Box for roughly $15, and it'd come with Half Life + expansions and Team Fortress.


Portal: Still Alive has bonus content, some pretty hefty bonus content if I remember correctly. But you are right, The Orange Box sells for only $20 new a lot of places, and includes Half-Life 2 + Episodes 1 & 2 and Team Fortress 2.

Regardless, anyone who hasn't played Portal must do so. Awesome game. The cake is a lie.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:21 PM

Bioshock - $29.99
Civ Rev - $29.99
Prey - $19.99
MX v ATV - $29.99
Saint's Row - $29.99


I thought these were the original prices, I'm thinking the drop hasn't happened just yet. My money is on a -$10.

#11 Warlock82

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:22 PM

Portal: Still Alive has bonus content, some pretty hefty bonus content if I remember correctly. But you are right, The Orange Box sells for only $20 new a lot of places, and includes Half-Life 2 + Episodes 1 & 2 and Team Fortress 2.

Regardless, anyone who hasn't played Portal must do so. Awesome game. The cake is a lie.


Yeah but you're better off playing it on PC if you have the ability. I can't imagine trying to play that with joystick controls...

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:23 PM

awesome always wanted portal

#13 freshzen

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:24 PM

Might have to grab Portal Still Alive even though I never beat it on Orange Box, still pretty awesome game.
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#14 BingoBrown

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:24 PM

Yeah but you're better off playing it on PC if you have the ability. I can't imagine trying to play that with joystick controls...


Eh, I played The Orange Box/Portal on 360, and I didn't really have any problems with it. But then I play all of my FPSs on the 360 these days, so I'm used to it.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:24 PM

Thanks OP, picking up the Mass Effect DLC as im currently replaying the game and didn't pick it up the first time around. Really looking forward to the new content.

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#16 Warlock82

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:26 PM

Eh, I played The Orange Box/Portal on 360, and I didn't really have any problems with it. But then I play all of my FPSs on the 360 these days, so I'm used to it.


I suppose it's partially a preference thing. I can't imagine trying to do some of the quick-reflex puzzles with a joystick aim though :P (you know, like when you're falling and you have to shoot another portal out before you hit the ground - that kind of stuff)

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#17 JJSP

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:31 PM

I thought these were the original prices, I'm thinking the drop hasn't happened just yet. My money is on a -$10.

Yeah, I checked Major Nelson's post and he said the prices will come down later today.

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#18 Skoad

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:32 PM

FYI, I hear the DLC only works on new games. So if you're already playing you may need to start over to see it (or New Game+). I don't have it though so I can't confirm from experience.

There's just a certain point of no return in the main story. You'll be able to access new DLC before that point.

#19 Crunchewy

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:33 PM

If I'm going to give Portal a try, I'd probably rather buy the Orange Box for only slightly more and also be able to try those other games. Then again... what if I end up loving Portal? Then I'd probably want the bonus content. Hmm... OK, I'll check out the demo.

EDIT: Bioshock is $18.99 for 360 and $17.50 for PS3, shipped, from amazon, so if you were interested in those as GoD, I hope the discount is more then just $10! Similar situation for the others, for the most part.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:34 PM

I've completed Portal on the PC and the Xbox 360, both were very playable, both were very enjoyable. The mouse was very precise, but I also play with analogue sensitivity above medium and had no issues playing the game on the 360. I even got the achievements without much hassle. The only thing that might have bothered me (not really) were the lower rez textures on the Xbox 360 version.
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#21 BingoBrown

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:36 PM

I suppose it's partially a preference thing. I can't imagine trying to do some of the quick-reflex puzzles with a joystick aim though :P (you know, like when you're falling and you have to shoot another portal out before you hit the ground - that kind of stuff)


I know exactly the level you are talking about, and you're right, that was difficult with joysticks. But for the most part, Portal isn't a quick-reflex game. Most puzzles are solved by thinking, not quick actions. So it isn't a huge issue for the game.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:43 PM

Oooh, we finally get Vandal Hearts: FoJ. The delay worries me, though. Hopefully, the extra time allowed for a polished game. It's going to be a struggle not to buy it at 1200 pts.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:59 PM

Oooh, we finally get Vandal Hearts: FoJ. The delay worries me, though. Hopefully, the extra time allowed for a polished game. It's going to be a struggle not to buy it at 1200 pts.


If it's like the original, then hooray. I'm not holding my breath though.

For anyone interested, I bought the Pinnacle Station DLC recently and was thoroughly underwhelmed. It's 13 combat missions (4 types, 3 missions each, and a special mission) and one other little "bonus" (it's not much of a bonus). For $3, it may be worth it if you really like Mass Effect or you want to achievement whore (150 points, pretty easy to get).

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 06:06 PM

Oh why won't you let us use MSP for Games on Demand MSFT?? I mean, we can when buying full games over GFWL!! Isn't it practically the same...

just looking out for all my CAGs b/c I know we can all get points cheap ;) and I would buy at least one Game On Demand if I didn't have to have it go on my CC.

but in for Serious Sam, Mass Effect DLC, and maybe something else..
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#25 sonnyforple

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 06:22 PM

Portal at $5 maybe even $7 would be fine but $10 is still too much when you can get it with the half life 2 episodes for $20 new, plus own a physical copy.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 06:22 PM

They should do DOTD one every Friday or Sat.
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 06:25 PM

Oh why won't you let us use MSP for Games on Demand MSFT?? I mean, we can when buying full games over GFWL!! Isn't it practically the same...

just looking out for all my CAGs b/c I know we can all get points cheap ;) and I would buy at least one Game On Demand if I didn't have to have it go on my CC.

but in for Serious Sam, Mass Effect DLC, and maybe something else..


you can use MS points for them. You have to push like X or Y when selecting your buy options or something.
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 06:25 PM

Oh why won't you let us use MSP for Games on Demand MSFT?? I mean, we can when buying full games over GFWL!! Isn't it practically the same...

just looking out for all my CAGs b/c I know we can all get points cheap ;) and I would buy at least one Game On Demand if I didn't have to have it go on my CC.

but in for Serious Sam, Mass Effect DLC, and maybe something else..


Totally with you on this one man! I have around 3500 MSP left and I would probably buy Army of Two or Bioshock if I could use points on them, but nooooooooo...

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 06:26 PM

Vandal Hearts: FoJ is made by a western studio. Not sure how it will turn out

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#30 Masterkyo

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 06:48 PM

January 13th: Serious Sam: The First Encounter HD, 1200 Microsoft Points
January 20th: Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment, 1200 Microsoft Points

I will get them both If both on sale for 400 - 560 Each
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