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#1801 JunJun

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:43 PM

Looks like it may be geoDefense Swarm. 1.99.

http://www.windowsph...5a-fbd64b5eccd0

#1802 tylerh1701

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:53 PM

woohoo, another $1 game.

this makes my 100th game. :P


Nice. I'm at 78, but I think a couple on my list aren't really games (Xbox Live Extras, UFC on Xbox Live, etc)

Looks like it may be geoDefense Swarm. 1.99.

http://www.windowsph...5a-fbd64b5eccd0


Nice catch, that's the sequel, right? Too bad it's not $0.99, but I'll probably still buy it. I liked the first one enough, despite the weird difficulty scale.

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#1803 JunJun

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:53 PM

It is the sequel, although they play completely differently. I personally prefer the sequel as making the paths involves more strategery. Just bought it last week, but had such a blast playing it I don't mind the immediate drop. Would've liked FF to be the DoTW, it's even in the DoTW spot on my Marketplace, but even though I know it is worth 7 dollars, it is so hard to pay that much for something on my phone.

#1804 Nax5

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

Hmm, I suppose Defense Swarm could just be an unrelated price drop. (I am still hoping for FF as DOTW). Does anyone know what Defense Swarm cost before it became 1.99?

#1805 tylerh1701

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:59 PM

^$2.99

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

Dang it, I bought Swarm for full price a couple weeks ago, after I finished the first geoDefense. Oh, well. It was a lot of fun. Highly recommended.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

So is anyone else having trouble turning the sound/music off in Extraction? The sliders almost never recognize my swipes and even when they do I can't get it to zero. Plus, the sliders seem to have no effect on the actual volume. Help?

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#1808 PhQTwo

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:55 PM

Hmm, I suppose Defense Swarm could just be an unrelated price drop.


It is the DOTW.

http://www.xbox.com/...ive/Mobile/Home

86 games for me (all LIVE), starting to wish now that I opted for a bigger microSDHC card...

#1809 eastx

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

Here's my Little Acorns review.

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#1810 tylerh1701

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:49 PM

Tentacles now on iOS.

I don't really have a big problem with MS doing things like this, but I really think it kind of shows they don't have a ton of confidence in WP sometimes.

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#1811 JunJun

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:50 PM

Heads up, Little Acorns is at 99 cents right now.

#1812 tylerh1701

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:31 PM

Heads up, Little Acorns is at 99 cents right now.


Where you seeing that? $2.99 still on my phone and the store.

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#1813 JunJun

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:33 PM

Where you seeing that? $2.99 still on my phone and the store.


Hmmm must've been a mistake. Just got it though for that price. I guess I got lucky?

Date Confirmation# Item(s) Amount
10/4/2012 128948438 Little Acorns
- Little Acorns

$0.99
SubTotal: $0.99
Tax: $0.00
Total Amount: $0.99

#1814 tylerh1701

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:58 PM

Lucky bastard. Also, how come you don't have to pay tax? I do.

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#1815 JunJun

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:05 AM

Not sure. I live just the next state over, so....
What is funny is they way I found out is I was playing the demo that I downloaded when it first came out and thought, yeah I could pay 3 dollars for this, so I hit buy full game and to my pleasant surprise it was .99. I was going to get two 3 dollar games and instead got Little Acorns and DoDonpachi.

#1816 tylerh1701

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:52 AM

Well congrats. I'm jealous cuz I'd really like to check Little Acorns out.

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#1817 ZombieToast

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:51 AM

Tentacles now on iOS.

I don't really have a big problem with MS doing things like this, but I really think it kind of shows they don't have a ton of confidence in WP sometimes.

I don't think it means that at all. If they didn't have confidence in WP, they wouldn't keep putting money into it. I think they just realize that they can't rely solely on their own platform to sell their games. Besides, Microsoft games on iOS don't unlock achievements, right? That still leaves a bit of incentive for a lot of people.


Lucky bastard. Also, how come you don't have to pay tax? I do.

That's just how some states are. Over here in California, we don't pay sales tax for any digital purchases.

#1818 tylerh1701

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

I don't think it means that at all. If they didn't have confidence in WP, they wouldn't keep putting money into it. I think they just realize that they can't rely solely on their own platform to sell their games. Besides, Microsoft games on iOS don't unlock achievements, right? That still leaves a bit of incentive for a lot of people.



That's just how some states are. Over here in California, we don't pay sales tax for any digital purchases.


No, they won't get achievements over on iOS. And in Utah, I don't pay tax on anything digital EXCEPT WP games for some reason...

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#1819 eastx

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:15 PM

I get taxed on WP purchases and anything I buy directly through MS or Sony. Even Amazon now charges tax on MS Points, so I usually have someone else buy points for me who won't have to pay tax. Sucks.

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#1820 tylerh1701

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

Ouch, tax on MS points through Amazon must suck. If/when that hit's Utah, it will probably slow down my points buying a little bit.

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#1821 MastrMeatWad

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

I just got acorns for .99 too. Sweet. Check again Tyler.

Also, it bothers me they put exclusives on ios. Especially with wp8 coming. Perhaps the thought is the title is like advertising wp and w8. If windows is mentioned in the description so people know it is a live title. Just a thought.

#1822 tylerh1701

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:50 PM

Nope, $2.99 for me. What the hell! Are you seeing the $0.99 price on your phone still?

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#1823 Dustinator

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:31 PM

Just snagged Little Acorns for $0.99 as well. Thanks for the heads up :) Tyler you're the odd man out now LOL.........Seriously, I'm sure it'll show up for you soon. Just keep refreshing every minute on your phone ;)

Picked it up through my phone in the marketplace. CA user here

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#1824 benjamouth

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:34 PM

I'm still seeing $2.99 as well, but my phone always takes way longer than everyone elses to update, or so it seems.

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#1825 tylerh1701

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:44 PM

So weird that it's not updated on mine yet. I have seriously been checking every 20 minutes or so, still nothing.

I really hope it does drop, I never remember price drops updating so sporadically.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:52 PM

I'm still seeing $2.99 as well, but my phone always takes way longer than everyone elses to update, or so it seems.


You are not alone, my Samsung Focus updates price only once a day. The easiest fix is to shut the phone off completely and then turn back on and when you go to the Marketplace it will update with the correct price.

#1827 tylerh1701

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

You are not alone, my Samsung Focus updates price only once a day. The easiest fix is to shut the phone off completely and then turn back on and when you go to the Marketplace it will update with the correct price.


I tried this earlier with my Arrive but it didn't work. I'm not too worried about it, as long as the price drop eventually shows...

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#1828 MetalMegaGio

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:32 PM

Yeah im not seeing it neither on my phone its still 2.99

#1829 tylerh1701

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:33 AM

Finally updated on my end. Time to play some Little Acorns before going to bed! Nice to see a price drop so soon, but kind of rough on early buyers to drop the price less than 3 months after release.

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#1830 eastx

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:09 AM

I am regretting not checking out JunJun's tip after you guys said it wasn't 99 cents any more... Would've been my story. Oh well. :P

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