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#3931 Mega Man

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:45 AM

NO achievements? Why?

#3932 tylerh1701

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:49 AM

Is it? Doesn't appear to be stickied anymore. And, not showing up in my forums favorites either.


Yeah, it's not stickied anymore though you're right.

I'll dig up the link and post it tomorrow.

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#3933 Shifty Effect

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:01 AM

Would it be worth it to buy a used L4D2 then the 560msp dlc. It like like 2 games in one right?

Too bad I never really got into L4D games. Class3 sounds so awesome. Look it up.

#3934 bardockkun

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:52 AM

Would it be worth it to buy a used L4D2 then the 560msp dlc. It like like 2 games in one right?

Too bad I never really got into L4D games. Class3 sounds so awesome. Look it up.

So you never got into the L4D games yet, you're asking if you should buy the game.

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Huh. I Kinda think you answered your own question.
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#3935 SonictheHedgehog1337

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:18 AM

I just bought the Tomb Raider Underworld DLC. Is the Lara Croft: Guardian of Light DLC worth it at this price? I'm not sure if challenge maps and Legacy of Kain characters are worth $2.50 each ($7.50 if I buy all three).

I did enjoy Soul Reaver on the Dreamcast though.

#3936 Cornelius

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:39 AM

What do Bionic Commando, Missile Command, Command & Conquer, Commanders: Attack of the Genos, Pinball FX/Arcade, Wing Commander, Wolf of the Battlefield, TNT Racers, etc. have to do with sports? I also thought the Fire Pro Wrestling game wasn't out yet or may have even been cancelled at this point, but it counts if you have a time machine.

Here's how the list works. Pay very close attention, because I'll explain it once ...

ePrize, LLC is a very big Marketing agency. They do everything from Xbox Live Marketplace to casserole dinners, and whatever is between those 2 extremes. ePrize also knows how to run reward programs, so regardless if you're sending in UPC symbols or clicking on ads, they can count you!

ePrize also runs the Rewards program for Xbox Marketplace because once an ad campaign starts, Xbox folks won't touch it, because that ship has already sailed, and all attention is shifted to plan the next great ad campaign to pull in point-motivated gamers ... like the "Sales & Specials+" app (smirk!).

ePrize puts some junior DBA on the project. They're told "scrape everything that's been defined in the system", and don't spend time whether or not it's released, whether or not it costs points, or whether or not you get 100% of the items in your SQL query, as long as it's an effort ... but don't expect the junior DBA to know anything about games. So this person pulls all games in the "Strategy and Simulation" group (because everyone knows "chess" is a sport, right?), and while doing so, also grabs the strategy games like "Command & Conquer". But then this person, thinking they're helping gamers, says "uh oh, it grabbed 'Command & Conquer' which must be a sports game, so I'd better also grab anything with 'command' in it!", and so "Bionic Commando" gets sucked in.

And remember how I said ePrize knows as much about casseroles as they do Xbox Live? Well, how would a mega-corporation counting UPC symbols know what games are out there vs. what's coming in 2 weeks?

They don't.

So they let the junior DBA grab everything relevant from the list of titles, including games with 0 purchases, like "NBA Live 11". Nobody really cares that much, because it's impossible for you to SPEND on it, and it's far more important they're all-inclusive rather than too-restrictive, otherwise you end up like those who didn't get credit for buying the Batman avatar suit from "The Dark Knight Rises", because it wasn't available at the start of July, and now their team has to do all that research to see who bought it to verify that they qualify for the measly 240pt reward ... so save money on labor, and just include as much as you can. And if a few extra get in like "Conflict: Denied Ops", then that's good for the gamers, nobody at ePrize has to spend countless hours researching games ... when they'd rather be at home making soup, or at a bar celebrating "Thursday", or gossiping about the Kardashians ... and everybody wins.

So I hope that explains a little bit about the world of large companies hiring specialized companies to do their "rewards" programs, even if the results are less than understandable. :)

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#3937 ianoid

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:12 AM

Anyone picking up BFBC2 or who has it and wants to play it online, drop me an XBL invite (ianoid). My hours to play are weird, but dammit if I don't really want to take a BF3 break with some BFBC2. Miss that game online! It has some awesome maps, including vietnam. Wish they'd release all those for BF3 as an expansion.
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#3938 Renaissance 2K

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:50 PM

Ha! I've never seen anyone with a negative feedback score before.

I'm not proud of it. I welched on a bunch of lowball bids because I was too busy being emo and overreacting to some real life personal nonsense.

#3939 tylerh1701

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:32 PM

Is it? Doesn't appear to be stickied anymore. And, not showing up in my forums favorites either.


Yeah, it's not stickied anymore though you're right.

I'll dig up the link and post it tomorrow.


Here it is, it works for me anyway.

http://forums.xbox.c...9/t/302283.aspx

I'm not proud of it. I welched on a bunch of lowball bids because I was too busy being emo and overreacting to some real life personal nonsense.


Good on ya for taking personal responsibility for your mistakes. It's a rare trait.

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#3940 tylerh1701

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:54 PM

For anyone thinking about picking up Deadlight. I completed the game with 85% of the collectables in 2:01:57. Quite short but the experience is well worth it. Great story arc and finale.


Damn, you beat me. I was at 84% at the 2:05:13 mark when I beat it. I still have to go back and find the rest of the collectibles.

I don't think that time includes cutscenes, and I know it doesn't include time spent going back to pick up all the collectibles. Overall I think Deadlight will take about 3 1/2 - 4 hours of gaming to complete 100% and get all the achievements and avatar awards.

I'd disagree with most here, in that I thought the 2nd Act was a lot better than the first. But to me the game was really mundane. There was never any challenge, no progression, and the story never did that much for me. The game was never bad, but it doesn't do anything special. It's completely average, which was surprising because in the past SoA has done a good job highlighting the top tier of gaming on XBLA.

I'd probably recommend it if it ever goes on sale for 600msp or less, but 1200 is highway robbery.

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#3941 Mega Man

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:37 PM

Still no L4D2 maybe next friday? :)

#3942 Terrificy

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:52 PM

For those discussing Deadlight completion time, the leaderboards do not include deaths.

I.E. if you play for 22 seconds and get to a checkpoint, every time you respawn at that checkpoint, your time resets to those 22 seconds. So yeah, if you spend 10 seconds on getting from the checkpoint to the end of the chapter, your recorded time will be 32 seconds - even if you spent 10 hours dying/idling before you completed the chapter.

#3943 tylerh1701

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:28 PM

For those discussing Deadlight completion time, the leaderboards do not include deaths.

I.E. if you play for 22 seconds and get to a checkpoint, every time you respawn at that checkpoint, your time resets to those 22 seconds. So yeah, if you spend 10 seconds on getting from the checkpoint to the end of the chapter, your recorded time will be 32 seconds - even if you spent 10 hours dying/idling before you completed the chapter.


I was pretty sure about this, but not positive. Still, most players should be able to complete everything in 4 hours (real time, not in game time) easy.

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#3944 Brother Daz

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:37 PM

Still no L4D2 maybe next friday? :)

Fuck me, are you serious?? I just got home with a MS points card, was excited to download it today.:cry:

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#3945 louiedog

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:41 PM

I was pretty sure about this, but not positive. Still, most players should be able to complete everything in 4 hours (real time, not in game time) easy.


Without looking up any collectibles I imagine my 100% time was a little under this. I finished at 85% and 1:48. Anyone using a guide can probably complete this game in 2.5-3 hours. It's good for people who love points.

#3946 Royal High Knight

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

Fuck me, are you serious?? I just got home with a MS points card, was excited to download it today.:cry:


its showing up on the game's menu. They said some shit about depending on where yu live, it could be releasing at different times. I dunno. Since I cant find a used copy anywhere for cheap, this might become my first mahor GOD purchase (aside from $5 PoP :applause:).

#3947 intoxicated662

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:49 PM

Here it is, it works for me anyway.

http://forums.xbox.c...9/t/302283.aspx



Good on ya for taking personal responsibility for your mistakes. It's a rare trait.


Link got removed, for the 2nd or 3rd time now it is..lost count. Can anyone get a screenshot or a google doc and save it for us who missed what it is that's included in this months rewards promo?
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#3948 Brother Daz

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:57 PM

its showing up on the game's menu. They said some shit about depending on where yu live, it could be releasing at different times. I dunno. Since I cant find a used copy anywhere for cheap, this might become my first mahor GOD purchase (aside from $5 PoP :applause:).

oh ok, thanks. I had trouble finding a used copy for cheap also. Decided to just buy it new from walmart a couple days ago for $30. Still pissed off at myself for selling my $10 copy from black friday.

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#3949 Mega Man

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:02 PM

I had to re-buy it last week too after selling it. lol

#3950 bilbobagins3

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:27 PM

In regards to L4D2 somebody in the xbox forums mentioned the tweet from the dev team supposedly being a typo and it should have said 2pm. Since they are on the west coast, I am giving it till 5pm tonight before I completely give up hope on today.

#3951 eastx

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:27 PM

Here's how the list works. Pay very close attention, because I'll explain it once ...
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So I hope that explains a little bit about the world of large companies hiring specialized companies to do their "rewards" programs, even if the results are less than understandable. :)


Nicely said, Cornelius! BTW, I had the pleasure of meeting Cornelius here last week and he's a very smart guy. I only wish we'd gotten more than one picture together because I totally blinked in the one that random guy took!

I'm not proud of it. I welched on a bunch of lowball bids because I was too busy being emo and overreacting to some real life personal nonsense.


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#3952 Insane dead

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:31 PM

Just downloaded cold stream form the downloads menu on left 4 dead 2. Also it's free :D It's a 1.34gb download. Don't know if it was supposed to be free or not but better download it now if it is a mistake.

Edit, It stops at 99% and says the download can't complete. :/ Guess we have to wait for it to work still.

#3953 bilbobagins3

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:38 PM

Just downloaded cold stream form the downloads menu on left 4 dead 2. Also it's free :D It's a 1.34gb download. Don't know if it was supposed to be free or not but better download it now if it is a mistake.


Just got it for free too awesome stuff.

EDIT: Some errors right now, but went ahead and made a post.

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#3954 n8rockerasu

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:54 PM

Well, this should at least add it to your download history, so even if it's a mistake, hopefully we can download it later. I tell ya, they really botched the release of this thing didn't they? lol

#3955 NoDAK

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:55 PM

http://forums.xbox.c...9/t/302283.aspx

not working for me but thanks for the effort

#3956 tylerh1701

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:43 PM

not working for me but thanks for the effort


Ya the link is gone-gone now. See this thread:

http://forums.xbox.c...9/t/303458.aspx

"DaCreme197" had posted a link for the thread, and the "XBL Rewards 5" removed it. Maybe they are revamping it since the first list was so awful...

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#3957 bardockkun

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:23 PM

Huh, don't know if it's just a giant glitch for everyone or the beta update, but going to new releases for DLC and it seems alot of early DLC that shouldn't be out is out and available to download. Including RE6 stages, next weeks Rock Band DLC and plenty of others.
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#3958 chipper_95

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:52 PM

Huh, don't know if it's just a giant glitch for everyone or the beta update, but going to new releases for DLC and it seems alot of early DLC that shouldn't be out is out and available to download. Including RE6 stages, next weeks Rock Band DLC and plenty of others.

sweet i will check when i get home tonight! i want some of next week's rock band dlc! so you can only get this on the console and not anywhere on xbox.com marketplace correct?

#3959 Antarael Dulacre

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:41 PM

If only MS would get their Fuck together...

#3960 yamayama

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:43 PM

sweet i will check when i get home tonight! i want some of next week's rock band dlc! so you can only get this on the console and not anywhere on xbox.com marketplace correct?


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