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#5671 seppuku

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:00 AM

I've got a crapload of points right now, but I rarely follow the sale scene. Do you all think there's any chance Mark of the Ninja goes on sale any time soon, or should I just pick it up now?

I doubt Mark of the Ninja will go on sale soon, so if you'll play it now, might as well buy it now.


The Games on Demand sales are interesting. I'm considering UFC Trainer, although I think the disc version has been cheaper....I'd also consider Raiden IV, if it used more than a third of the screen for playing space.
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#5672 vamn

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:36 AM

I now regret picking up Bejeweled 3 for 600 points last month. Didn't think there'd be a better sale *that* fast.

So are the Games on Demand a sale or price drops?

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#5673 BobbyTastic

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:41 AM

What do you mean by soon? If you mean in the coming weeks then no fucking way. Maybe in December at best, but that's still a big maybe.


Definitely agreeing with this. Also, support Klei because they're the awesome people behind this game and the Shank series.

It seems that my one error (cause I always make at least ONE) for today was posting the BF3 shortcut link instead, sorry to whoever I threw off with that, and big thanks to Cornelius for fixing/prettying up the OP. I'd say I was glad to hear you had some free time to clean up after me, but those are some grim circumstances. Sorry dude, feel better. And if you need to take a day off, do it and don't let anyone give you shit. :bouncy:

Still have no idea what's going on with Batman not being discounted, but I absolutely agree about not buying it on Demand at that price (and even if it were to go 25% lower), what a rip, originally I thought I misread Arkham City as Arkham Asylum, random time to put it on sale. Not sure if the GoD is the GotY though, would have to check but I'd definitely bet that it doesn't come with a 3d option.

While fiddling around on the dash, I noticed more stuff was added to the Recently Reduced (for whatever reason), so I'll put that up right now. A CAG's work is never done.

I now regret picking up Bejeweled 3 for 600 points last month. Didn't think there'd be a better sale *that* fast.

So are the Games on Demand a sale or price drops?


I was also surprised to see it not only on sale again but dipping even lower so soon, but it makes sense if you consider the fact it's going to be released in the Zuma's Revenge collection disc exactly one Tuesday from today. That, and I'm sure the sales for it were abysmal @ a 1200 MSP/$15 starting price.

Not sure about the GoD prices, it's sure as hell not an advertised sale, the prices aren't very spectacular, and they seem to still adding to the Recently Reduced tab, so you never know. Anyone wanna throw MajorNelson a question on Twitter about it?

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#5674 vamn

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:59 AM

I was surprised to see it not only on sale again but dipping even lower so soon myself, but it makes sense if you consider the fact it's going to be released in the Zuma's Revenge collection disc exactly one Tuesday from today. That, and I'm sure the sales for it were abysmal @ a 1200 MSP/$15 starting price.

Not sure about the GoD prices, it's sure as hell not an advertised sale, the prices aren't very spectacular, and they seem to still adding to the Recently Reduced tab, so you never know. Anyone wanna throw MajorNelson a question on Twitter about it?


Yeah, it was def a 800 point game to begin with. But now there's no reason for me to get the disc version. Just have to wait for Zumas Revenge to inevitably get a 50% off sale. I'm thinking that'll happen before the year is over.

The only GoD game I was really considering was You Don't Know Jack. I never pay more than $40 for my 4000 point cards, so I'd technically only be paying $16 for the game. I don't see it really dropping below that on Amazon.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:00 AM

Snuck on a PS3 to try the DDN demo as I love beat-em-ups and it does feel a bit like an awkward beat-em-up as made by the dopes who thought Bloodrayne Betrayal was a good idea. More double dragon NEON than Double Dragon Neon but the morons at Wayforward make the franchise their own for better or worse. They clearly haven't played many beat-em-ups past DD1 and 2 on the NES though.

That said, I'll still be in for it. Feels more lively than Scott Pilgrim did. Really wish I could have seen some of the bosses though.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:10 AM

The only GoD game I was really considering was You Don't Know Jack. I never pay more than $40 for my 4000 point cards, so I'd technically only be paying $16 for the game. I don't see it really dropping below that on Amazon.


Jack is a great game with some friends. If you're into it at all, get it. And Dlc has been on sale before so it has a decent chance of doing so again

#5677 BobbyTastic

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:23 AM

Yeah, it was def a 800 point game to begin with. But now there's no reason for me to get the disc version. Just have to wait for Zumas Revenge to inevitably get a 50% off sale. I'm thinking that'll happen before the year is over.

The only GoD game I was really considering was You Don't Know Jack. I never pay more than $40 for my 4000 point cards, so I'd technically only be paying $16 for the game. I don't see it really dropping below that on Amazon.


YDKJ is absolutely worth $20, as it comes with 73 sets of 10 questions each and it's hilarious with enough jokes there that the humour doesn't get stale anytime soon. As for the DLC it's only been on sale once (I remember buying it before I even got the game because everyone was pissing themselves over it) and 200 MSP/$2.50 is a great price for 10 sets of 10 questions each, but 400 MSP/$5 each wasn't the WORST price in the world. Also, all DLC packs come with achievemables, for those that care.

My only gripe with that game is that there's no mode where you can mix up the questions or their order, would have easily added a million hours of replayability.

Also, had no idea DD: Neon was made by the people behind Bloodrayne Betrayal. I am infinitely less excited to pick it up. thanks for the heads-up Rolling Skull, no wonder it's launching at 800 MSP. Not to say that it was a superawful game, but they took something established and tried to make it into something it's not. Sure they make it their own, but it'd be better if they started fresh as opposed to taking an existing license and warping it.

Edit: Side-note. Sorta hoping that this random GoD sale is just Microsoft cleaning house and marking down games. Is it me or have there been more games (and DLC, and this month is a first on picture packs and themes) in the Recently Reduced section over the past few months? The games have also seemed to be of a higher quality, more in need of a drop, and getting put at better prices. (Adventures of Shuggy last month comes to mind). Maybe the PSN is finally pressuring MS to do something about the overpriced clutter.

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#5678 tylerh1701

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:31 AM

Bloodrayne Betrayal was a good game. :)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:57 AM

I now regret picking up Bejeweled 3 for 600 points last month. Didn't think there'd be a better sale *that* fast.

So are the Games on Demand a sale or price drops?


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#5680 Turbojugend

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:03 AM

Bloodrayne Betrayal was a good game. :)


I'll go you one step further; it was an excellent game. One of the more surprising XBLA purchases I've made, considering the ho-hum reviews.

I had to pick up Mark of the Ninja, if anyone here actually played the demo without buying it immediately, your will is stronger than mine.

#5681 Cleaner7

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:19 AM

Just looked it up, Peggle has been on sale for this price 8 (!!!!) times now.


That doesn't surprise me. These PopCap games go on sale so frequently I'm beginning to take them for granted. I can't help envisioning a CAG who keeps passing on these sales, but one day it's going to be on sale for the last time and they're going to regret it. They'll say "I knew I should have picked it up during those previous 13 sales!!!"

I just checked out the link in your signature and it can be updated after that Back to School sale. I counted 9/49 games that were on sale from that list. Pretty interesting. I'll have to bookmark it. :)

#5682 BobbyTastic

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:44 AM

I had to pick up Mark of the Ninja, if anyone here actually played the demo without buying it immediately, your will is stronger than mine.


Very rarely do I pick up a game at launch, especially an XBLA game, but the only things keeping me from biting on Mark of the Ninja are A) I just spent $70 on MSP yesterday, B) I wanna get Shank 2 first and play their games in order like a weirdo and C) I am without a doubt picking up MvC Origins (which is also 1200 MSP/$15) within the first hour of release on the 26th (my biggest reason). I'm serious, I will rob an old lady in a wheelchair if I have to.

But if you're not suffering from a similar situation and you've played the demo, there is no excuse for not picking it up.

@Cleaner7 Yeah, that's why I'm finally biting the bullet and hopefully getting Blitz Live and Peggle Nights this week despite the fact that I really shouldn't be spending more points before the 26th. I'm sure they'll go on sale again (for the same exact price, though I guess you can't really get any lower on them) but I've just tired of not owning them and having to consider the possibility they'll never be on sale again, every single time they're on sale.

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#5683 tylerh1701

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:55 AM

That doesn't surprise me. These PopCap games go on sale so frequently I'm beginning to take them for granted. I can't help envisioning a CAG who keeps passing on these sales, but one day it's going to be on sale for the last time and they're going to regret it. They'll say "I knew I should have picked it up during those previous 13 sales!!!"

I just checked out the link in your signature and it can be updated after that Back to School sale. I counted 9/49 games that were on sale from that list. Pretty interesting. I'll have to bookmark it. :)


Yeah, I usually like to update that list after big sales like this one. I should be able to get to it sometime this week. Thanks for checking it outl. :)

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#5684 Cleaner7

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:13 AM

Talking about all these PopCap collections and seeing that the Capcom Digital Collection is on sale through GameFly made me lookup the price on Amazon. It's on sale for $13.49:
http://www.amazon.co...aw/d/B006MQH644

Seeing that stock is low I decided to pick it up along with the Dreamcast Collection since I saw Sonic Adventure got a price drop and figured it was cheaper this way. My wallet is hating me right now, but getting 12 games for $25.69 comes out to $2.14/game and I don't own any of them for once!

I noticed in the OP that it says Plants vs Zombies is available on PopCap Arcade Vol. 2, but it's not. I believe it's only available on its own disc.

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#5685 BobbyTastic

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:30 AM

Talking about all these PopCap collections and seeing that the Capcom Digital Collection is on sale through GameFly made me lookup the price on Amazon. It's on sale for $13.49:
http://www.amazon.co...aw/d/B006MQH644

Seeing that stock is low I decided to pick it up along with the Dreamcast Collection since I saw Sonic Adventure got a price drop and figured it was cheaper this way. My wallet is hating me right now, but getting 12 games for $25.69 comes out to $2.14/game and I don't own any of them for once!


Yeah, that 8 game collection dropped from $40 to $20 pretty quickly. And I definitely agree that picking up both collections is the cheapest way to get the games, especially the Capcom one (though a few of the games on that one don't really stand up as well as the ones on the Dreamcast collection). The thing about the Capcom collection is I already feel like I have the best games (Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix and Final Fight: Double Impact), and I'd think about picking it up for Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 and Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, but the question is if those 2 titles and the rest of the other stuff is worth $20. Can anyone really recommend any of the 4 remaining games?

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#5686 Turbojugend

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:38 AM

I just bought Capcom Digital Collection as part of the Gamefly sale ($12.99 w/free shipping), I already own the fighting games and FFDI but it's still a lotta games for the dollar. Looking forward to it for Puzzle Fighter mainly.

#5687 eastx

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:00 AM

@Cleaner7 Yeah, that's why I'm finally biting the bullet and hopefully getting Blitz Live and Peggle Nights this week despite the fact that I really shouldn't be spending more points before the 26th. I'm sure they'll go on sale again (for the same exact price, though I guess you can't really get any lower on them) but I've just tired of not owning them and having to consider the possibility they'll never be on sale again, every single time they're on sale.


My advice is to skip Bejeweled Blitz if you have or will be getting Bejeweled 3 at any point, ever. Blitz is good for like 15 minutes of fun, but it's severely lacking in modes or replayability. Why anyone thought limiting game sessions to 1 minute across all modes in a console title was a good idea is beyond me. In contrast, Bejeweled 3 is overflowing with modes, creativity, and replay value.

Also, that IGN Double Dragon Neon review made me frown. The dude obviously dislikes beat-em-ups, so why give him the review? I can't tell which criticisms to take seriously and which are just his crappy bias. As for me, I only got my review code tonight and I'm at work, so I won't be playing it before the rest of the world. Disappointed that online co-op is coming later on with a patch though. They should've advertised that sooner.

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#5688 Sath666

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:32 AM

Disappointed that online co-op is coming later on with a patch though. They should've advertised that sooner.


Yeah, very disappointing to hear that. Hopefully it doesn't take forever like Lara Croft GoL.

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#5689 Blandlytasteful

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:51 AM

Hmm... so, looks like I randomly got 1600 points. 400, four times. Card wasn't charged,
10/09/2012Points added--Points400Posted Image2,380Posted Image
10/09/2012Points added--Points400Posted Image1,980Posted Image
10/09/2012Points added--Points400Posted Image1,580Posted Image
10/09/2012Points added--Points400Posted Image1,180Posted Image
Just looks like that. Anyone know whats up with that?

#5690 lupe guillotine

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:54 AM

Hmm... so, looks like I randomly got 1600 points. 400, four times. Card wasn't charged,
10/09/2012Points added--Points400Posted Image2,380Posted Image
10/09/2012Points added--Points400Posted Image1,980Posted Image
10/09/2012Points added--Points400Posted Image1,580Posted Image
10/09/2012Points added--Points400Posted Image1,180Posted Image
Just looks like that. Anyone know whats up with that?


Do you have paypal linked to your account? Just changed your password just incase and check to see if you are logged in on your console.

Aside from that, I dunno. May'be if you have rewards program see if it shows up there for some reason.

#5691 Sath666

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:00 AM

Hmm... so, looks like I randomly got 1600 points. 400, four times. Card wasn't charged,
10/09/2012Points added--Points400Posted Image2,380Posted Image
10/09/2012Points added--Points400Posted Image1,980Posted Image
10/09/2012Points added--Points400Posted Image1,580Posted Image
10/09/2012Points added--Points400Posted Image1,180Posted Image
Just looks like that. Anyone know whats up with that?


have you purchased 3 Summer of Arcade games? I heard people are getting these from there - it's 400msp, but due to some MS's mistake you get 4x400. Spend them asap, otherwise they will get the points back. :)

#5692 killer9

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:07 AM

no they will put ur points in the negative they will get them back

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#5693 c2thaj

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:08 AM

have you purchased 3 Summer of Arcade games? I heard people are getting these from there - it's 400msp, but due to some MS's mistake you get 4x400. Spend them asap, otherwise they will get the points back. :)


Yep. I purchased 3 of them and ended up with 1600 msp this morning. 8-)

Finally got my hands on Half-minute hero since it was basically free.
Was sick of waiting for that to go on sale, been over a year I think.

#5694 chapnis

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:23 AM

Aww, that's ridiculous. I woulda bought another Summer of Arcade if I'd known it would be 1600MSP back :/

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:36 AM

i think someone who is getting all these points is getting my 400 msp lol.
i have still not got the points and it is not pending even.
and in the forums the person there said they only have me down as buying tnt racers but not tony hawk but if they look in my download history i bought tony hawk early august.

#5696 Solder

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:40 AM

I just bought Capcom Digital Collection as part of the Gamefly sale ($12.99 w/free shipping), I already own the fighting games and FFDI but it's still a lotta games for the dollar. Looking forward to it for Puzzle Fighter mainly.



You will not be disappointed. I already had HDR but it's so worth the money spent.

#5697 Crono-00

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:31 AM

No problem, just updated the OP with that. Also fixed some info about the S&S+ app, and added a few "xbldb" links ... since I'm not doing much else today except spending the last few hours with my cat before we take her to the vet for the LAST time. :cry:

CORRECTION: The previous link was to BF3's shortcut pack. The BF2BC's shortcut pack is 1200 MSP, so yes, it will be FREE. I'll fix the OP again.


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#5698 Sath666

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:48 AM

Did Microsoft got rid with their 2gb limit for XBLA games? Red Johnson is 2.7gb, DD Neon is over 2gb as well. :0

#5699 RollingSkull

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:00 PM

Neon's soundtrack seemed great so I will take advantage of that bandcamp deal. Thanks.

Capcom Digital Collection has a nice batch of games but it has the awful BCR2 rather than the good BCR1. Other than that awful omission, I already own every game on that disk I could want except for Rocketmen which I know nothing about. Final Fight DI is really the standout of the collection in my opinion.

I will agree to disagree with you all on Bloodrayne Betrayal, even apart from their stealing of the franchise, it just wasn't that good a game. I will likely be as disappointed by DD:N but I can't NOT buy a beat-em-up like this so expect to hear me whine.

Oh and Shank 2 is outstanding along with Mark of the Ninja.
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#5700 Turbojugend

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:49 PM

Yep, Shank 2 is da bomb.

No demo for DD:N, guess I'm holding out for reviews and positive word of mouth.

Oh, and if you're in the mood for a cheap Zelda-style dungeon crawler, check out Diehard Dungeon on the indie marketplace. Not the best game in the world but it's definitely worth a demo (and a buck).