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#6061 laseractive

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:56 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.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:58 PM

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!


Agreed, the table gets boring very quickly as it's just not challenging enough. I'm not really interested in playing a game of pinball that lasts 1 hr, not unless I'm somehow in pinball wizard mode. I posted on their facebook page saying the same thing.
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checking xbldb. com frequently and some RB Song offers are already expired again? lol


I saw that xbldb must have scanned while the prices were changing. I even saw some RB stuff that was gold exclusive. I'll have to clean up the DB after this sale.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:13 PM

xbldb.com, and there was, though it might have been early this year.


I should have known that, I've heard that website mentioned here quite a few times. Thank you!

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:14 PM

got a message on live today saying i got 400 points for buying 3 SOA games

checked the amount of points i have and no points were added

maybe because i got 1600 points for free last week? what's the deal here?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:30 PM

in the upcoming avatar dates it says NLF for september 25. could they have meant NFL? the nfl is the only league that doesnt have any avatar items so im hoping they meant nfl...

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:33 PM

in the upcoming avatar dates it says NLF for september 25. could they have meant NFL? the nfl is the only league that doesnt have any avatar items so im hoping they meant nfl...


I'm pretty sure they're going to be Viet Cong related avatar items.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:29 PM

Hey. Finally got a chance to get on here after a hell of a day, and I got some bad news.

So I know I've been handling the OP for the most part over the past 2 weeks, but you remember all that joking over not being able to pay my electricity because of the money I dumped on the back to school sale? Well, in a fit of divirony (divine irony for those of you not hip to the lingo), it seems that my place is now devoid of power, but it has more to do with these tornado warnings than not paying a bill.

Luckily I have access to a computer at school, but this place closes in ~45 minutes (and OCD-level OP updating takes much, much longer), so sadly I can't update the OP 'till tomorrow morning/afternoon in between classes. Hopefully you guys can either hang in there 'till then, or someone can pick up the slack.

What I can do though, is remove some of the expired stuff and post my opinions!

Pretty much gonna second how funny unnecessary the Deus: HR DotW is. Either the Missing Link didn't sell as well as expected, people wanted the other bits of DLC, or they just ran out of ideas.

But holy shit, just when I thought my 1200 leftover points were safe 'till the release of Origins (I really have no interest in RB DLC), they just HAVE to have a Marvel sale with shit I don't have (but of course it includes the Avengers pinball tables I only bought in July for the 200 points back, what a waste) but they can't even do the sale right and put up the Fantastic Four table, UMVC3 stuff or the Shadow Battle packs from the vanilla? But this a great time for people to get in on the characters, and even the first costume pack as they do NOT come with UMvC3 (I'll be sure to make a note of that whenever I do a full OP update, the IE on this school computer is making editing an even more difficult time than it usually is)

I will say I'm happy about the rapid fire Pinball FX 2 DLC that's going on sale, the Captain America table will up my count to 18 (still need to get Pinball FX 1 for those 4 extra tables). Not sure whether or not Microsoft is trying to compete with Zen Pinball 2 or something, but a lot of those single tables have needed a sale desperately ($3 is a bit much for a single table when the packs of four are only costing $5 lately). Hoping for another free giveaway table this year as the anniversary of FX 2 is right around the corner. And happy to see X-men on sale right after the Simpsons one cause I'm hoping the newbies who got into the Konami games through the big-name Simpsons beat-em-up will migrate to the X-men one now (I'd say the X-men game was more fun), the online community could always use a boost.

Digging the Fable Heroes promotion and hoping it does indeed stick around so I can pick it up on a slow sale week (like this one, but I think I'm gonna wait until after next week burns a hole in my pocket). Are there any bonuses involved in the game by playing the demo of The Journey?

And a FFXIII-2 sale? Really? Oddly specific but I'll take it, it's just coming at a horrible time. Was any of the DLC really worth it?

I also lol'd @ "NLF" (nice Vietcong joke) and the fact that Generator Rex had a game that deserved Games on Demand status. Anyways, hope to have the OP pretty-looking by tomorrow. Thanks to whoever posted the Sales & Special stuff, since I can't access the app as long as I'm without power, the loser deals are pretty nice this week too.

Edit: Did anyone else notice the random Activision music DLC sale for this month is over now? Seemed a tad early to end it. I guess Microsoft wanted the focus to be on RB this week? Either that or Activision is butthurt about being upstaged on the sales front.

Edit 2: Again, since I'm not on my Xbox I can't look, but can anyone tell me by tomorrow what's been added to the Recently Reduced tab on the Marketplace? (Or the weekly GoD on sale) Spylon's site has several things marked as Recently Reduced (including the random GoD drops), can anyone confirm that's official? And who figured out when the Mystery Wheel resets its choice of avatar items?

Edit 3: Place closes later than I thought, managed to get a decent version of the DotWs posted. Not going to even attempt to add RB stuff, update the Scratch & Match or add links for Marvel week tonight. And I know I'm missing the MW2 drop, the MJ Experience drop, and the Motionsports drop. I will try to get to them tomorrow when I finally figure out what the hell the full list of September's price drops, is.

Edit 4: Figured the OP wasn't complete without at least a little snark. I'm done now, I promise.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:06 AM

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


I guess I didn't notice that sale then but if I did, I probably would have posted about wanting all the Marvel tables on sale at once. For no rational reason, if I'm gonna dip my toes into the Pinball FX 2 water, I want to buy all of the Marvel tables at once.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:17 AM

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.


if you're all of sudden going to be environmentally conscious, stop washing your clothes and get rid of the fridge and AC. 1 medium washing load uses more electricity than 3 hours of Xbox gaming. and that's not even talking about the drying. and if you separate your clothes into whites, colors, and delicates, that covers your 10 hours of Xbox right there.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:12 AM

Couldn't find it mentioned, but as a tie-in to this sale there's a Rock Band Blitz goal that gives 160 msp for completing. Get it by earning 30 stars on any songs from the Blitz soundtrack. "while supplies last"

For those who haven't dabbled in the goals, you need to link your account to their facebook app.


Thanks very much for pointing this out. Already got and redeemed my code. Will definitely pick up a few RB songs now.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:14 AM

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.


It's about awareness. I had never used Crackle before it was part of that 'entertainment' promo a few months back. I've used it regularly since. Success for everyone involved. Crackle, MS, and me.

You only need a small percentage of people to actually start using the app to make it worthwhile.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:39 AM

I kind of want to get All Zombies Must Die, but I'd rather wait for it to go on sale through normal means before I buy through the crappy sales app. I still regret getting Raskulls that way, especially since it went on sale shortly after it appeared as a consolation prize.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:27 AM

Rock Band songs still showing up as 160 pts when you get to the confirm purchase screen. Grr. I thought I was going to finally bust out my Xplorer again, but maybe not.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:44 AM

It's about awareness. I had never used Crackle before it was part of that 'entertainment' promo a few months back. I've used it regularly since. Success for everyone involved. Crackle, MS, and me.

You only need a small percentage of people to actually start using the app to make it worthwhile.


I think that's a good way to look at it. Raise awareness for people who might not know about the apps and/or reward those who are. Whenever I see complaints like the one you addressed and others I shake my head at people's sense of entitlement. Microsoft isn't forcing them to partake in the event. It's up to people to decide if it's worth their time and/or effort. It all comes off as extremely whiny to me, but that's the internet for you. Personally, I saw this as an opportunity to check out the latest version of the app since I haven't used it in awhile and catch up on some Michigan football games. Win-win.

As for the RB sale, I haven't checked it out yet, but Harmonix did say the pricing was rolling out in phases due to the quantity. I'll probably wait a day or two to make sure everything is discounted and play Borderlands 2 in the meantime. Hopefully the season pass will go on sale late next year so I don't have to wait forever to play all the DLC that'll be out by June.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:29 AM

So I know I've been handling the OP for the most part over the past 2 weeks, but you remember all that joking over not being able to pay my electricity because of the money I dumped on the back to school sale? Well, in a fit of divirony (divine irony for those of you not hip to the lingo), it seems that my place is now devoid of power, but it has more to do with these tornado warnings than not paying a bill. Luckily I have access to a computer at school, but this place closes in ~45 minutes (and OCD-level OP updating takes much, much longer), so sadly I can't update the OP 'till tomorrow morning/afternoon in between classes. Hopefully you guys can either hang in there 'till then, or someone can pick up the slack. What I can do though, is remove some of the expired stuff and post my opinions!

Do NOT fret so much about the OP ... we're just a bunch of volunteers/enthusiasts here, and if it gets done ... great! And if it's not done ... no biggie! The important thing to remember, like with all volunteer opportunities, is that you do it because you want to, and not because you think you'll get anything out of it. Otherwise, you end up burning yourself out, and walking away with a chip on your shoulder. I edit the OP just because I want to know "everything" on sale, and updating the OP is just an exercise of that browsing & investigation.

Now if only we could do something about the fucking BBcode foreign language! :D

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:00 AM

Rock Band songs still showing up as 160 pts when you get to the confirm purchase screen. Grr. I thought I was going to finally bust out my Xplorer again, but maybe not.


I know this is going to sound suspect, but if you go through with the purchase, you'll be charged the correct sale prices. You can confirm afterwards by bringing up the purchase screen with another song and checking your points balance that way, or by logging into billing.microsoft.com to see a full transaction history. I just bought around 20 songs listed at 160 pts but was charged 80 pts each.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:37 PM

Mmmmm...Jet Set Radio. I couldn't wait for a sale. :)

An unknown game appeared with it though, a "diablo-ish" hack and slash called RAW. 1200 points though

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:02 PM

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


Jet Set Radio is just shy of 1GB on XBL (989MB is close to the final number.)

#6080 BobbyTastic

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:22 PM

Do NOT fret so much about the OP ... we're just a bunch of volunteers/enthusiasts here, and if it gets done ... great! And if it's not done ... no biggie! The important thing to remember, like with all volunteer opportunities, is that you do it because you want to, and not because you think you'll get anything out of it. Otherwise, you end up burning yourself out, and walking away with a chip on your shoulder. I edit the OP just because I want to know "everything" on sale, and updating the OP is just an exercise of that browsing & investigation.

Now if only we could do something about the fucking BBcode foreign language! :D


Well, on IE (at least on this school computer) the BB code is apparently automatically translated when I try to edit the wiki, so I can't just edit the source BBcode, which is even MORE frustrating than I thought possible.

And very true, but I have actually enjoyed dumping hours into giving something back because I've been lurking and checking XBLDB almost religiously for over a year now, but the reason I do it (even if I moan a bit about the bbcode and the sheer amount to do sometimes) is because I enjoy it, I was just letting you all know that I wasn't just giving up handling the OP (without any notice) because I didn't feel like doing it this week. Where's reddjoey been, by the way? (Not that I don't think he has valid reasons to not have been around.)

Also, I'm gonna guess Cornelius is the one who made the OP all pretty (and gave it a hell of an update), fantastic job yet again, even if you killed all my obligatory snark. It's for the best, at least there's SOME humour in it and most people don't appreciate my sense of humour anyways (I know no one who doesn't play MvC got the MAHVEL, BABY reference). :bouncy:

Will be back after some classes (just got into school) to add some more links/do what I promised I would last night. Still would appreciate the official list from the Recently Reduced Sales Tab, unless Spylon directly tells me the Recently Reduced marks on his site are 100% official. And can someone change the thread title?

Edit: Just came out of a rather short exam so I can get to editing much earlier than anticipated (though Cornelius seems to have done most of the work already, lol). Also, loving the Drinky Crow avatar below me. Couldn't help saying that.

Edited by BobbyTastic, 19 September 2012 - 02:32 PM.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:13 PM

I know this is going to sound suspect, but if you go through with the purchase, you'll be charged the correct sale prices. You can confirm afterwards by bringing up the purchase screen with another song and checking your points balance that way, or by logging into billing.microsoft.com to see a full transaction history. I just bought around 20 songs listed at 160 pts but was charged 80 pts each.


I wish I could.

I tried buying a track pack out of the Rock Band Blitz store (Xbox 360, by the way). Says 280 Points in the in-game store, when I click it the Xbox Marketplace pops up... standard price shows. And I can't buy it because I don't have 560 points >_<

I tweeted at Rock Band about it and they said to wait for a fix. I just want to give them my money!
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:56 PM

Just to let you know Rock Band World is giving free RB DLC Codes for reaching goals here:

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:33 PM

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


Some people do care about Achievements. Dragon's Lair's add a fair helping of replay value, especially the tough score-based one. :P

So I know I've been handling the OP for the most part over the past 2 weeks, but you remember all that joking over not being able to pay my electricity because of the money I dumped on the back to school sale? Well, in a fit of divirony (divine irony for those of you not hip to the lingo), it seems that my place is now devoid of power, but it has more to do with these tornado warnings than not paying a bill.

Luckily I have access to a computer at school, but this place closes in ~45 minutes (and OCD-level OP updating takes much, much longer), so sadly I can't update the OP 'till tomorrow morning/afternoon in between classes. Hopefully you guys can either hang in there 'till then, or someone can pick up the slack.


Sorry to hear that, dude. Hope you're back up and running soon!

I guess I didn't notice that sale then but if I did, I probably would have posted about wanting all the Marvel tables on sale at once. For no rational reason, if I'm gonna dip my toes into the Pinball FX 2 water, I want to buy all of the Marvel tables at once.


I'd like for everything I want ever to go on sale at once. But since that will never happen, I just buy the things I'm interested when they go on sale. Whatever's not on sale at that time, I'll wait for. Much better than never buying anything because the whole set's not discounted.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:35 PM

Alrighty, finished adding a bunch of correct and working! links and content (no glaring mistakes for once), but at the cost of making a bit of a visual mess (you can't miss it, I edited cries for help into the OP). So I'm hoping for someone more talented than I to clean it up if that's not asking too much.

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Good point. If I knew more about these "goals" you speak of, I'd have added a note in the OP. Just add that to the necessary edits list.

The only other edits I can think of that aren't style-based would just be what's officially September price drops, and a list of the pinball tables included in each of the packs on sale (if anyone actually cares enough for me to add that detail). Otherwise we should be good 'till the 2nd (aside from the FFXIII-2 sale, the new Scratch & Match stuff and next week's GoD sale).

Gonna second Eastx on achievements adding replay value to some people (me). Also:

Sorry to hear that, dude. Hope you're back up and running soon!


Thanks, my power company (LIPA) is currently "looking into" getting the power at my place back up to snuff but they don't seem to be in much of a hurry since I'm only one of a select few affected. Still debating how to retaliate on the slow restoration. There'll be hell to pay if I don't have full power back by Monday or god forbid next Wednesday (MAHVEL, baby!).

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:37 PM



Midway Arcade Origins will include more than 30 games.

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#6086 Cleaner7

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:44 PM

The lack of online co-op in the Midway Arcade Origins is disappointing but I'll still pick it up eventually. There are some great games on it. It's $30 for 30 games. Not bad.



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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

The lack of online co-op in the Midway Arcade Origins is disappointing but I'll still pick it up eventually. There are some great games on it. It's $30 for 30 games. Not bad.



What I'm wondering is whether or not the games included on this disc that have ALREADY been on XBLA will just be the formerly delisted XBLA releases on the disc (a la Dreamcast Collection) or if they're gonna pull an Ultimate Genesis Collection (I still hate that the Sonic fanatic in me keeps wanting me to buy the separate XBLA releases of the exact same base games I own on just about every gaming medium ever "But Bobbyyyyy, they're sooooo cheap"). The sad reason is I'm mostly asking for the sake of knowing if I can still grab those delisted achievements and not have two separate achievement lists exist for the same games. :wall:

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:10 PM

The sad reason is I'm mostly asking for the sake of knowing if I can still grab those delisted achievements and not have two separate achievement lists exist for the same games. :wall:


This most likely will ship with 1000G, similar to Ultimate Genesis Collection.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:22 PM

This most likely will ship with 1000G, similar to Ultimate Genesis Collection.


Yes, almost certainly. So getting a full 200 from games like Joust, Gauntlet, etc. isn't gonna happen.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:34 PM

I'm waiting for the Midway collection to become a GOD. I'll just play it 100x more for a quick fix then I would putting the disc in. Yes I know I'm lazy.