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#3031 J7.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:34 PM

In for Hydro Thunder! Have Hydrophobia on PS3, still haven't played it.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:57 PM

Not to take shots at anyone (yes, I know what cag stands for), but I just find it amusing how people will pass on buying quality games at 800-1200 points, putting off titles they're actually interested in playing for months to save a few dollars, but when crap like hydrophobia hits 400 or less everyone is like INSTA-BUY! Then people wonder why their backlogs continue to grow...


Agreed in large part. Hydrophobia might not be a terrible game, but it is a waste of your time. Almost every other game i've played for XBOX has been better.

There is a fine line between being a cheap ass gamer and a hoarder on a small budget. I see way too many people here talk about massive backlogs. They're doing it wrong.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:14 AM

Is there any way to get the Scratch and Match deals without going through the xbox dashboard? My AV cables decided to crap out on me a couple days ago, and I'd really like to get in on the deal for Ms. Splosion Man.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:20 AM

Nope. You need the app to get to them.


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:26 AM

Agreed in large part. Hydrophobia might not be a terrible game, but it is a waste of your time. Almost every other game i've played for XBOX has been better.

There is a fine line between being a cheap ass gamer and a hoarder on a small budget. I see way too many people here talk about massive backlogs. They're doing it wrong.

This is true. After going crazy on the sonic sale a while back when you got the games for like 160 points or something, I decided to stop buying stuff I wouldn't play. I don't like to spend 7.50 on an arcade game when most of the games I enjoy playing were 10-15 bucks for full sized 360 titles.

Right now I'm on a bing only budget so I don't want to throw out 600 points when next week's sale could have something I want for 400...

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:33 AM

Just noticed on the Sales & Specials Section of the dash has Civilization: Revolution for 50% off at $15. Sorry if this has already been mentioned. I don't see it cheaper than $20 for a disk copy. I might pick this up.

Edit: Nevermind...seen it was mentioned a few pages back.

Yeah, but you can still help everyone by editing the OP! BTW, the OP is now relatively up-to-date. :-)

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:47 AM

Yeah, but you can still help everyone by editing the OP! BTW, the OP is now relatively up-to-date. :-)


thanks for that, i never saw it posted. civilization is well worth the $15, and one of the most addicting strategy games i've ever played. been looking for a copy for months since i traded mine in a couple years ago. haven't seen a copy in my area in at least 6 months. i'll probably spring for the digital so i don't end up trading it in again, lol.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:53 AM

There is a fine line between being a cheap ass gamer and a hoarder on a small budget. I see way too many people here talk about massive backlogs. They're doing it wrong.


Part of me is inclined to disagree with you, though as life forces me to mature and do Grown Up Things, I find a lot less time to invest in all these games I've accrued. Though now that I'm finally shifting to a job that doesn't require me to work literally every day to get by, I am stoked about whittling down my untouched games :D (Also stoked about the prospect of having room to breathe and not wanting to murder everyone alive.)

Thinking of all the things I could have afforded with the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of dollars I've sunk into my collection is pretty fucking depressing though.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:03 AM

How is Shivering Isles on sale for $15, after all this time I was expecting it to be a lot less. I'm kinda in the mood for more Fallout 3 so maybe I'll pick up Mothership Zeta for $5...

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:24 AM

There is a fine line between being a cheap ass gamer and a hoarder on a small budget. I see way too many people here talk about massive backlogs. They're doing it wrong.


You don't get to tell anyone else they're doing it wrong. They are doing what they want.

#3041 Strider Turbulence

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:55 AM

He can indeed tell them they are doing it wrong. This here is a message board and when you post something, people respond to it with their opinion.


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#3042 Waggles

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:18 AM

seriously people. you go to gamestop. you buy the preowned GOTY editions of oblivion and fallout 3. DL the dlc on the second disk. return both games. super simple profit.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:29 AM

He can indeed tell them they are doing it wrong. This here is a message board and when you post something, people respond to it with their opinion.

+1 to you sir.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:38 AM

Co-op has completely different levels than the single-player, so it's made for more people to play together cooperatively.


Oh, I know. what I'm saying is that co-op mode is harder.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:39 AM

Not much for me in the next two weeks, but I did pick up Raskulls for 400 points and got promptly yelled at by my daughter for not letting her win. I can't win. #-o
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#3046 garrett007

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:45 AM

seriously people. you go to gamestop. you buy the preowned GOTY editions of oblivion and fallout 3. DL the dlc on the second disk. return both games. super simple profit.


That does not work with oblivion unfortunately, if shivering isles was downloaded through the 2nd GOTY disk you need the 1st GOTY disk to play it

#3047 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:51 AM

Oh, I know. what I'm saying is that co-op mode is harder.

Were people talking about co-op? I got the impression that people were just talking about single-player specifically.


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#3048 tylerh1701

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:02 AM

He can indeed tell them they are doing it wrong. This here is a message board and when you post something, people respond to it with their opinion.


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You're right, but it's always nicer for people to express their opinion without sounding dickish, which he didn't exactly succeed at doing. (And yes I know it's just a CAG meme and I'm sure he didn't mean anything by it anyway).

That being said, I've got to disagree with the original statement in the conversation anyway. I've got about 200 XBLA games and probably 50 or so are unplayed. I'll buy a game on sale (especially an XBLA game) if I think I'll play it later, because it's never for sure that it will hit that price again (see: the multiple mentions of Crystal Defenders in this thread).

A good example is Spelunky. If one can be patient on Spelunky, one can end up getting Hydrophobia (200msp), Ms. Splosion Man (400msp), and Spelunky (probable to hit 600) for 1200 in the long run. I've learned to develop this patience and have paid probably less than 50% of the total cost of my collection. That savings would be over $750.

I do agree that if there's a game out that you really can't wait for (i.e. hoping for a sale the week after it's released) then just sack up and buy it for full price and support the dev. But if we all did that with every game then there would be no point in this thread or this site.

Finally, I'll further disagree with everyone and say that in my opinion Hydrophobia is worth 200msp, I paid 400msp and don't regret the money or 3-4 hours I spent on it.

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#3049 Righteous Nixon

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:05 AM

Wow, Fallout 3 add on content up for sale again. This has to be the 4th or 5th time these have been on sale. Oh well, thankfully that isnt all thats on sale. I picked up Raskulls, The Splatters and Section 8. Cant wait for tomorrow. Quantum Conundrum looks like a great game.

Looking ahead......is it me or is the average price of Xbox Live games going up. 1200 used to be pretty rare and now it seems like 1200 is becoming more and more the standard price.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:12 AM

I'm actually kind of tempted by Civ Rev. It is one of those games that I could see just occasionally booting up from the hard drive. Had the disc for a while, got it fairly cheap used, traded it in for a good price...

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:13 AM

Wow, Fallout 3 add on content up for sale again. This has to be the 4th or 5th time these have been on sale. Oh well, thankfully that isnt all thats on sale. I picked up Raskulls, The Splatters and Section 8. Cant wait for tomorrow. Quantum Conundrum looks like a great game.

Looking ahead......is it me or is the average price of Xbox Live games going up. 1200 used to be pretty rare and now it seems like 1200 is becoming more and more the standard price.


There was a brief time that some of us (me included) thought that it was slowly moving back towards 800. However that logic seems to have been demolished by Spelunky, SoA, and several other recent releases.

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#3052 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:14 AM

Wow, Fallout 3 add on content up for sale again. This has to be the 4th or 5th time these have been on sale. Oh well, thankfully that isnt all thats on sale. I picked up Raskulls, The Splatters and Section 8. Cant wait for tomorrow. Quantum Conundrum looks like a great game.

Looking ahead......is it me or is the average price of Xbox Live games going up. 1200 used to be pretty rare and now it seems like 1200 is becoming more and more the standard price.

It's been a common price point for a few years now.


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#3053 cthomer5000

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:24 AM

That being said, I've got to disagree with the original statement in the conversation anyway. I've got about 200 XBLA games and probably 50 or so are unplayed. I'll buy a game on sale (especially an XBLA game) if I think I'll play it later, because it's never for sure that it will hit that price again (see: the multiple mentions of Crystal Defenders in this thread).

A good example is Spelunky. If one can be patient on Spelunky, one can end up getting Hydrophobia (200msp), Ms. Splosion Man (400msp), and Spelunky (probable to hit 600) for 1200 in the long run. I've learned to develop this patience and have paid probably less than 50% of the total cost of my collection. That savings would be over $750..


There is no "savings" happening on unplayed games though. Think about game #50 on your backlog. The fiftieth game you would play if given infinite time. You are simply never going to play this game. Games are going to keep getting released, you are going to keep buying games, and that game will be pushed farther down the list.

Or maybe you get through a decent chunk of backlog... even if it's up to #25 out of 25... you're still never going to play it.

If you are buying games at a faster pace than you are playing them, you are ultimately wasting money, no matter how good a deal you think you got in the first place.

That's my take.

#3054 cthomer5000

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:28 AM

Roughly on topic to this thread.... I was surprised to see Spelunky release at 1200 points. It makes Phil Fish's complaints about having his game priced at 800 points totally valid to me. Fez would have easily been worth 1200. To then see a game that is a remake/upgrade of a free online debut at 1200 would irk me further if i were him.

Also, seeing Fez's modestly good sales (good, not mindblowing)... i feel pretty confident that most people who bought it at 800 would have paid 1200 for it. I was assuming it was going to be 1200 and was ready to buy day one... i was (pleasantly) surprised when the price of 800 was announced.

#3055 crookshow

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:55 AM

Roughly on topic to this thread.... I was surprised to see Spelunky release at 1200 points. It makes Phil Fish's complaints about having his game priced at 800 points totally valid to me. Fez would have easily been worth 1200. To then see a game that is a remake/upgrade of a free online debut at 1200 would irk me further if i were him.


The XBLA and PC versions of Spelunky are like night and day though. I tried the PC version first and it didn't hold my interest for more than a few minutes. A couple days later I decided to check out the XBLA demo and was instantly hooked. It's not just a graphical update of the free game. The gameplay has been significantly refined and there is tons of new content. It's the most satisfying XBLA game I've played since Super Meat Boy and was well worth the points IMO.

Fez on the other hand...I bought it day one and really wanted to like it, but after playing it for an hour I just didn't see what was so special about it. I will go back and give it another look at some point though.

Different strokes I suppose...

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:03 AM

Went ahead and picked up Raskulls. Ah, why not, I like platformers
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:12 AM

Civ Rev for 1200 Points isn't a bad price. First, it's just a wonderful and time-consuming game. Second, the disc version rarely drops below $16 (the price I paid for it), so at least for a day it's not more expensive to go digital.

There is no "savings" happening on unplayed games though. Think about game #50 on your backlog. The fiftieth game you would play if given infinite time. You are simply never going to play this game. Games are going to keep getting released, you are going to keep buying games, and that game will be pushed farther down the list.

Or maybe you get through a decent chunk of backlog... even if it's up to #25 out of 25... you're still never going to play it.

If you are buying games at a faster pace than you are playing them, you are ultimately wasting money, no matter how good a deal you think you got in the first place.

That's my take.


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#3058 Wrong

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:16 AM

I love Civ Rev. Whenever I have a lot of extra time, I like to boot it up and play. I would buy it again for $20, so 1200 msp in my opinion is a steal, especially if you have some bing points.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:26 AM

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:34 AM

Is there any way to get the Scratch and Match deals without going through the xbox dashboard? My AV cables decided to crap out on me a couple days ago, and I'd really like to get in on the deal for Ms. Splosion Man.


I actually have another question - where is this Scratch & Match app? I tried looking for it on the Dash but couldn't. I even went into the Games section and couldn't find it. Tried to refresh the Dash several times and nothing.

Or maybe my Dash decided to pull a good one on me.