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#61 hellhunde

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:10 PM

Am I really considering buying an avatar item? The kilt, of course. That is appealing, but jesus, paying money, even a $1, for virtual clothing? I'm going to try to resist... but it is a nice kilt....

Upcoming this month, allegedly, is Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottleib Collection (or some such name). I can't get too excited about that, seeing how it's just a port, but I'll buy it. No word on when this month, though.


The Williams Collection is a much better game. It can usually be had for $10.

#62 hellhunde

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:11 PM

i still have 950 points left over from resisting to buy some games in the past week and a half or so. and i won't be taking advantage of any of the items this week. hopefully next week gives us some better deals!


I would've loved a cheaper price on Limbo. I was tempted, but it was still too much. A sale on Costume Quest would be great as well.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:21 PM

Just tagging the new thread. Thanks for all your hard work OP. This thread was a HUGE help in the holiday sale that just finished up. It is awesome to have a heads up on upcoming and current sales, especially when it's all in one place. :applause:
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#64 David Hibiki

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:28 PM

The Williams Collection is a much better game. It can usually be had for $10.


The game has gone quite up in value. Gamestop has it used for $17 *IF* u can find it. Average ebay price is around $26 atm.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:56 PM

The game has gone quite up in value. Gamestop has it used for $17 *IF* u can find it. Average ebay price is around $26 atm.

http://www.videogame...iams-collection


That's too high, especially since most of GS's inventory came from when it was briefly free at TRU.

On the Pinball XBLA game, I'll add it to the OP. It was announced on the Pinball HoF Facebook page of all places. No date or price was given

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#66 Crunchewy

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:23 PM

The Williams Collection is a much better game. It can usually be had for $10.


I don't doubt it, but I have that, of course, and it isn't an XBLA game.


On the Pinball XBLA game, I'ss add it to the OP. It was announce on the Pinball HoF Facebook page of all places. No date or price was given


Facebook and Twitter are getting used a lot by game devs these days, so no too shocking, especially for a small dev like this one.

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#67 reddjoey

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:50 PM

I don't doubt it, but I have that, of course, and it isn't an XBLA game.

Facebook and Twitter are getting used a lot by game devs these days, so no too shocking, especially for a small dev like this one.


True, but not when they have a website they could update in 3+ years. Their publisher has one too. I understand that Facebook and Twitter are the fastest way to reach your core audience/fans, but it don't let that be your only form of press.
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#68 Chrono Gear

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:05 PM

Starting off the year with a bang I see. Too bad it's my head banging against the wall. Thanks OP for your contiued efforts. You've got to be one of the finest on CAG.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:10 PM

Worst Deal of the Week ever?

#70 Crunchewy

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:18 PM

I really think I'd buy the kilt, but I have this nagging feeling that some day I'll come up 80 points or less short for something I want, and then I'll regret it. I really wouldn't regret it if it weren't for that even though it's "virtual clothing". It's only a buck and I've never bought any of that stuff before. They should let us buy points in $1/80 point increments. iTunes lets you make 99 cent purchases so it should be no problem these days. I bet they'd sell more crap like this if they did, to fools like me. :)

EDIT: what the heck, I tweeted @majornelson asking why no $1 point purchase amounts when iTunes does 99 cents, noting that I'd buy the kilt if I could buy 80 points at a time so no fear of coming up short later. He has yet to ever respond to anything I've sent him, but I figured why not? I put the idea out there and maybe he'll see it, if not respond to it. Doesn't hurt to try.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:20 PM

Worst Deal of the Week ever?


Agreed worst ever. At least I get to save my M$ points this week.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:32 PM

Boy did I call it wrong...(though I did put a haha at the end of my sentence). Yea I hope this doesn't set the 2011 DOTW tone. I suppose the collection kind of fits for the new year " The New You" though certain games might have fit in well. And it is a break from buying for most so that's good. I mean if some of them were free, yeah I'd use them. Well 52 weeks in the year, all can't be the deal for you.


BTW: How do you access the *free* avatar content? I havent really been able to find it since the early days of avatars.


Just go to the My Xbox thing, select your name plate or whatever, then select customize avatar, and choose change my style.

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#73 Trance Addix

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:36 PM

I will pay special attention to this thread -- never knew it was a general culmination of Xbox LIVE sales :)

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#74 tunavi

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:28 PM

Let's try and keep the thread crapping to a minimum.


Ah, true words, my bad.

I'm hoping for Shadow Complex to be a DotW soon.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:49 PM

Nothing for me this week lol. save my monies ^_^
I'm hoping to see pacman go on sale. enjoyed the demo very much.

I'm hoping for Shadow Complex to be a DotW soon.

I notice you have a metroid avatar... based off the similar gameplay you may very well enjoy shadow complex. I however found it bland and uninteresting. ymmv.
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#76 simmias

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:25 PM

Upcoming this month, allegedly, is Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottleib Collection (or some such name). I can't get too excited about that, seeing how it's just a port, but I'll buy it. No word on when this month, though.

It's supposed to have new physics and HD graphics. I'll buy it no matter what because I love the developer and the Williams Collection was so damn good.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:09 AM

I'm hoping for Shadow Complex to be a DotW soon.

Your wish is granted ... a year ago. S.C. was 800pts between Dec 21-27 of 2009: http://majornelson.c...g-schedule.aspx

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#78 Cornelius

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:16 AM

reddjoey, I LOVE the new layout! Congrats & good job on the layout!

I'd still leave BF:BC2, Burnout, and Dante's price-drops in, since not many people know about them, and in the case of Burnout, having individual cars = bundles, or smaller bundles = more-encompassing bundles doesn't make much sense, so I'd have to think someone from EA will pull their head out soon.

Lastly, the Xbox rewards program is "sort of" a deal, though December's rebate of 40pts back for an 800pt PinballFX2 Core Collection DLC wasn't much. The January rebate of 80pts for any avatar collection of >240pts seems a little better, and "almost" worthy of a mention, even if it's avatar-specific.

Keep up the great work ... I tell all my friends & co-workers to come here, rather than go to Major Nelson's site, since you're way more current & dedicated. :D

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#79 Jabrim

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:19 AM

Nothing for me this week lol. save my monies ^_^
I'm hoping to see pacman go on sale. enjoyed the demo very much.

I notice you have a metroid avatar... based off the similar gameplay you may very well enjoy shadow complex. I however found it bland and uninteresting. ymmv.


Really? I absolutely loved Shadow Complex, one of my favorite XBLA games so far.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:14 AM

reddjoey, I LOVE the new layout! Congrats & good job on the layout!

I'd still leave BF:BC2, Burnout, and Dante's price-drops in, since not many people know about them, and in the case of Burnout, having individual cars = bundles, or smaller bundles = more-encompassing bundles doesn't make much sense, so I'd have to think someone from EA will pull their head out soon.

Lastly, the Xbox rewards program is "sort of" a deal, though December's rebate of 40pts back for an 800pt PinballFX2 Core Collection DLC wasn't much. The January rebate of 80pts for any avatar collection of >240pts seems a little better, and "almost" worthy of a mention, even if it's avatar-specific.

Keep up the great work ... I tell all my friends & co-workers to come here, rather than go to Major Nelson's site, since you're way more current & dedicated. :D


I'll look at how to incorporate the rewards, but I thought there was a dedicated rewards thread.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:20 AM

Don't worry about rewards Reddjoey, you already got too much on your plate with this project, let someone else do the rewards. Excellent job BTW!

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 05:21 AM

True, but not when they have a website they could update in 3+ years. Their publisher has one too. I understand that Facebook and Twitter are the fastest way to reach your core audience/fans, but it don't let that be your only form of press.


I tell people this all the time, bands, small time local services. People these days expect you to have a website, even if simple, so get on it!

Course then I try to tell them they should let me build them one for a couple of bucks. 8-)


As for the rewards promos, I wouldn't miss it in this thread, but that being said it only seems to update once a month currently and to add something into the promos part of the op about it probably wouldn't be too hard.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:44 AM

God I hope those guys keep on with the Pinball games, I like Pinball FX just fine but that Williams Collection was amazing. It's the one game I have one the PSP, Wii and 360. I will probably buy it again for XBL in hoping that they get with those DLC tables everybody and their mother wants and needs.

Licensing be damned, get it done and give us the Twilight Zone, Addams Family, Monster Bash, Scared Stiff tables NOW NOW NOW!!

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:48 AM

As for the rewards promos, I wouldn't miss it in this thread, but that being said it only seems to update once a month currently and to add something into the promos part of the op about it probably wouldn't be too hard.

Xbox Live Rewards Promo(s) :
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:360: January 1st-30th: Buy any Avatar item greater than 240 points and earn 80 points back.


I think that would work good.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:51 AM

I tell people this all the time, bands, small time local services. People these days expect you to have a website, even if simple, so get on it!

Course then I try to tell them they should let me build them one for a couple of bucks. 8-)


As for the rewards promos, I wouldn't miss it in this thread, but that being said it only seems to update once a month currently and to add something into the promos part of the op about it probably wouldn't be too hard.

Xbox Live Rewards Promo(s) :
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:360: January 1st-30th: Buy any Avatar item greater than 240 points and earn 80 points back.


My concern is getting into rewards would open the door to questions about rewards, then putting that into a FAQ. It would be easier if there was a rewards discussion thread I could link off to. I'll sleep on it, but likely I would use what you have there, especially since it should apply to this weeks deal.
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:360: January 1st-30th: Buy any Avatar item greater than 240 points and earn 80 points back.

I suppose the executioner's outfit won't qualify since it's exactly 240 points this week. Shoot! My guy looked badass wearing that.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:13 PM

i definitely think rewards should NOT be incorporated into this thread. this is for sales and DOTW. rewards is an ongoing program, and it sucks anyway. and yes it would open the door for endless questions that are already outlined in the FAQ. good job red, i say keep it how it is.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:02 PM

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:18 PM

i definitely think rewards should NOT be incorporated into this thread. this is for sales and DOTW. rewards is an ongoing program, and it sucks anyway. and yes it would open the door for endless questions that are already outlined in the FAQ. good job red, i say keep it how it is.


Why? Rewards are too small right now to have its own thread and this one is about Xbox LIVE deals in general. As of right now, XBL Rewards is pretty much as much an XBL program as DotW is.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 05:08 PM

For those bitching about incorporating rewards, just go here:

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=280090

Reddjoey is doing a phenomenal job keeping this updated and instead of saying thanks, you guys bitch you want more? Sheesh!

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