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#6031 Antarael Dulacre

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:25 PM

I still don't even have my August rewards points...


Have 300 Points pending AND still waiting for the SoA Promo Reward hum (haven't bought enough in August though)

#6032 Juice el Savior

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:00 PM

ah i see... i got the 100 pts pending for the ESPN app thing, i have 210 waiting to go... arent they usually disbursed by now?

The way i read your post, it seemed like they were revamping it... that would be awesome.

Looks like a bunch of no bites for me, and i DID get The Walking Dead from yous guyzez recommendation. I have enough to get episode 2 and 3 now since im not really needing anything on these sales

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:05 PM

Sorry if someone has asked and/or answered this before but is buying the Deus Ex DLC worth it? Thankfully(?) someone talked me out of buying the Saints Row 3 Season Pass (or whatever it's called) so wondering CAG's opinion on the Deus Ex DLC. Interested for the same reasons as last time: adding this game to my completed games list. Thanks!

#6034 Antarael Dulacre

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:10 PM

Sorry if someone has asked and/or answered this before but is buying the Deus Ex DLC worth it? Thankfully(?) someone talked me out of buying the Saints Row 3 Season Pass (or whatever it's called) so wondering CAG's opinion on the Deus Ex DLC. Interested for the same reasons as last time: adding this game to my completed games list. Thanks!


Heard the same about Saints Row 3 Season Pass even at this price too much...

Well last time the Missing Link DLC was on sale it was a hot topic (in a positive way since all seemed to be very glad with that, haven't played the game myself yet, just giving the info about the mood last time it was on sale, can't say anything about the other DLC though =D

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:13 PM

Sorry if someone has asked and/or answered this before but is buying the Deus Ex DLC worth it? Thankfully(?) someone talked me out of buying the Saints Row 3 Season Pass (or whatever it's called) so wondering CAG's opinion on the Deus Ex DLC. Interested for the same reasons as last time: adding this game to my completed games list. Thanks!


I got it on the last sale and it was excellent. Parts of it reminded me of the Tanker section of MGS2. I did two playthroughs, one normal and one no-Praxis run (for the achievement). It's one of the best single player DLCs I've played recently. I'm guessing it took me about six hours to finish one run.

#6036 Sway

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:17 PM

Kinda bummed that the Marvel: Vengeance and Virtue pack and the Fantastic Four table weren't also going on sale. I would have liked to purchase all of Marvel tables in one go. Maybe I'll still buy the ones on sale and Fable Heroes if they count towards whatever Oct. Rewards offer is.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:17 PM

Heard the same about Saints Row 3 Season Pass even at this price too much...

Well last time the Missing Link DLC was on sale it was a hot topic (in a positive way since all seemed to be very glad with that, haven't played the game myself yet, just giving the info about the mood last time it was on sale, can't say anything about the other DLC though =D


Yeah, I'm only really interested in the DLC I need to complete the game as far as Xbox Live is concerned; I finished the main game and hate the fact most games I've beat aren't "complete" til I buy all the damn DLC. Anyway, that little rant aside, thanks for the reply!

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:00 PM

Hmmm, should I get Dragon's Lair or just save my points for JSR tomorrow? I played the trial of DL and it seems like a fun little "game." Don't know how much I would play it after the first week or so though.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:01 PM

Hmmm, should I get Dragon's Lair or just save my points for JSR tomorrow? I played the trial of DL and it seems like a fun little "game." Don't know how much I would play it after the first week or so though.


After the first week? There is absolutely no reason to play it again after you beat it the first time.

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#6040 bardockkun

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:02 PM

Kinda bummed that the Marvel: Vengeance and Virtue pack and the Fantastic Four table weren't also going on sale. I would have liked to purchase all of Marvel tables in one go. Maybe I'll still buy the ones on sale and Fable Heroes if they count towards whatever Oct. Rewards offer is.

Vengeance and Virtue pack was already on sale two weeks ago.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:27 PM

dammit all rock band song prices arent correct on ms' side :( stops around the I's. I want that iron maiden pack + $40 worth of stuff

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:26 PM

Vengeance and Virtue pack was already on sale two weeks ago.


I am hoping they cycle through all the pinball tables for dotw as I want all of them.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:42 PM

I am hoping they cycle through all the pinball tables for dotw as I want all of them.


I love this game so much, it's frustrating that I'm terrible at it. What's the trick? Play every table over and over until you know the exact geometry?

#6044 dirtyvu

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:45 PM

Reminder to all that the "Crazy Game Time" deals are still valid on 4000 point cards, and though I've placed at least 5 orders in the last 4 weeks, I'll probably give them another $78 tonight ... and my order placed just 5 min's ago was billed & redeemed flawlessly. :D


I'm surprised this post hasn't been deleted yet. Every time someone posts about that company, the posts are deleted.

#6045 bardockkun

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:48 PM

I love this game so much, it's frustrating that I'm terrible at it. What's the trick? Play every table over and over until you know the exact geometry?

Basically. That or just play the Plants vs. Zombies table and boost your self esteem because that game is made for incredibly high scores.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:10 PM

do you guys get free electricity or something? i imagine leaving an xbox on streaming ESPN for 10 hours probably costs more than 100MSP does to buy <_<

#6047 louiedog

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:17 PM

do you guys get free electricity or something? i imagine leaving an xbox on streaming ESPN for 10 hours probably costs more than 100MSP does to buy <_<


People responded this way a couple of months ago during a similar promo and I did the math. I believe that even with some of the most expensive electricity in the US (CA?) running the most power hungry version of the 360 (launch model) at max draw (it likely uses less while streaming) it ended up costing something like 30 cents for 10 hours.

#6048 dirtyvu

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:20 PM

do you guys get free electricity or something? i imagine leaving an xbox on streaming ESPN for 10 hours probably costs more than 100MSP does to buy <_<


a typical kilowatt hour costs about 7 cents. that means 1 hour of the oldest, hungriest Xbox will cost about 2.5 cents for 1 hour of usage when under gaming conditions. under video conditions, that should cost about 1 penny per hour. so that 10 hours is worth the 100 MSP.

people way overestimate the power needed by the Xbox. This isn't a 1000W PSU on a monster PC. Under full draw, the typical 360 uses about 120 W now.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:21 PM

People responded this way a couple of months ago during a similar promo and I did the math. I believe that even with some of the most expensive electricity in the US (CA?) running the most power hungry version of the 360 (launch model) at max draw (it likely uses less while streaming) it ended up costing something like 30 cents for 10 hours.

What a waste of electricity to make 70 cents. look around in the burger king parking lot or something lol. if it was in sports games i'd get it but they are kidding themselves if they think users can find 10 hours worth of content worth watching on those apps per month, lucky to find something worth watching once a month if you have a computer like microsoft doesn't think people do.

#6050 louiedog

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:23 PM

What a waste of electricity to make 70 cents. look around in the burger king parking lot or something lol. if it was in sports games i'd get it but they are kidding themselves if they think users can find 10 hours worth of content worth watching on those apps per month, lucky to find something worth watching once a month if you have a computer like microsoft doesn't think people do.


100 msp = $1.25

edit: And as I said, that was the worst case scenario price. It's probably much, much less.

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#6051 dirtyvu

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:25 PM

Basically. That or just play the Plants vs. Zombies table and boost your self esteem because that game is made for incredibly high scores.


you have to practically be falling asleep to fail at the PvZ table. I kept having the ball drain to end the game and they kept giving me new balls!

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:25 PM

do you guys get free electricity or something? i imagine leaving an xbox on streaming ESPN for 10 hours probably costs more than 100MSP does to buy <_<


I think you probably meant to post this in the xbox rewards thread but answering anyway. For me it just happened to coincide perfectly with the kickoff of college football so I had my points pending after week 1. I would think others were in that same situation as well. However, if I were not a sports fan, I probably would not have gone through with it.

#6053 tylerh1701

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:27 PM

What a waste of electricity to make 70 cents. look around in the burger king parking lot or something lol. if it was in sports games i'd get it but they are kidding themselves if they think users can find 10 hours worth of content worth watching on those apps per month, lucky to find something worth watching once a month if you have a computer like microsoft doesn't think people do.


I actually haven't ever participated in these types of rewards either. To me the 100msp isn't worth the electricity cost + 10 hours of use on my Xbox, which I fear is on it's last leg. But your posts are kind of coming off as judgmental.

I think you probably meant to post this in the xbox rewards thread but answering anyway. For me it just happened to coincide perfectly with the kickoff of college football so I had my points pending after week 1. I would think others were in that same situation as well. However, if I were not a sports fan, I probably would not have gone through with it.


Seriously, you got the points pending that fast? If/when I ever actually get my 240msp for the August promotion, I definitely won't ever partake in one of these rewards promos again (unless it's something like 5% back, which is unavoidable). I don't understand how the Rewards program can work so smoothly for some and so awfully for others...

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#6054 dirtyvu

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:28 PM

I don't get where your posts on this 100 points is coming from. It's getting 100 Microsoft points for practically doing nothing and costing nothing. You can watch 3 free baseball games in the MLB app and get your 100 points. Or watch ESPN. I watch about half hour a night to catch up on highlights so I'm definitely already over the 10 hours.

I know the Internet is where people go to complain all the time but geez.... there are better things to complain about.

#6055 dirtyvu

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:32 PM

Seriously, you got the points pending that fast? If/when I ever actually get my 240msp for the August promotion, I definitely won't ever partake in one of these rewards promos again (unless it's something like 5% back, which is unavoidable). I don't understand how the Rewards program can work so smoothly for some and so awfully for others...


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My points for the August promotion are already sitting in my account.

I got the Pinball Arcade tables, the Kinect Sports Season 2 DLC and Tecmo Bowl Throwback on August 28.

alright, enough threadjacking. this thread is already filled with posts that don't relate to the XBLA DOTW.

Edited by dirtyvu, 18 September 2012 - 10:10 PM.


#6056 daminion

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:32 PM

a typical kilowatt hour costs about 7 cents. that means 1 hour of the oldest, hungriest Xbox will cost about 2.5 cents for 1 hour of usage when under gaming conditions. under video conditions, that should cost about 1 penny per hour. so that 10 hours is worth the 100 MSP.

people way overestimate the power needed by the Xbox. This isn't a 1000W PSU on a monster PC. Under full draw, the typical 360 uses about 120 W now.


And as an added bonus, it generates enough heat to replace your portable space heater.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:47 PM

I actually haven't ever participated in these types of rewards either. To me the 100msp isn't worth the electricity cost + 10 hours of use on my Xbox, which I fear is on it's last leg. But your posts are kind of coming off as judgmental.

it's not the people it's just a bad promotion by Microsoft. think about how many people wouldn't get this legitly and just left their xboxes on for the bonuses; if only 1,000 people did that's 10,000 hours of electricity just wasted (and way more than 1k people will do it for their 100 spacebucks). but they get their ad money so they get their profits regardless, idk, it's just a classic example of pointless collateral waste from a corporation IMO.

and anyone here who is paying $1.25 for 100 MSP must have mistakenly ended up on cheapassgamer.com, no excuse for giving microsoft more money than you have to ;)

so the jet set radio demo went up and then went off? wish i could download it today because my connection is very slow so if it is a gig or two like double dragon was it's gonna be till the end of the day when i get to play it -_-. can anyone tell me how big the game is download wise?

#6058 Whedon

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:49 PM

Seriously, you got the points pending that fast?


I was surprised too. I don't think I've ever had pending points show up that quickly before.

Anyway, dotw related question. Is there an archive or a website to check games that have been on sale previously on xbl that might possibly help me decide whether to wait on a particular game? I think there was a sale on settlers of Catan last year and I missed it.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:51 PM

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:56 PM

so the jet set radio demo went up and then went off? wish i could download it today because my connection is very slow so if it is a gig or two like double dragon was it's gonna be till the end of the day when i get to play it -_-. can anyone tell me how big the game is download wise?


I believe it is about 1.1 GB on PSN, FWIW.

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