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#6571 dirtyvu

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:42 AM

it's kind of sad that people think of many of those games as Midway games when they were Atari Games (the arcade division of Atari) games.

Arch Rivals was fun. very loose controls and simplistic compared to NBA Jam (which was revolutionary), but fun nonetheless.

Total Carnage was a spiritual descendant rather than a true sequel to Smash TV as they had no storyline in common.

how does Xybots work on a console? The arcade had you twist the joystick to rotate. Of course, you can't twist any modern controller's stick. I actually should remember as I did play Xybots on an Atari Lynx but it's been forever since I played a Lynx.

#6572 Crono-00

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:51 AM

Another week of deals I was happy with gone by. I was happy to pick up the last set of Pinball FX2 tables I did not own yet at a discount price along with an individual table. The only Pinball FX2 tables I desire now at a discount are the tables sold individually (minus Paranormal, Captain America, Nightmare Mansion, and Mars). I hope those get offered on Deal of the Week or some other discount sometime in the near future. I even decided to throw 200MSP at the costume pack for Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (already had the characters from the SE), even though the content is in the value pack for Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3.

I chose to keep the two Final Fantasy 13 games on the same platform, so I ended out paying more on the FF13-2 DLC sale on the other platform than the sale prices on the 360 (since I tend to get MSP for a better ratio than $1USD:80MSP, while the other platform I rarely find the cards at less than their worth). So the Final Fantasy XIII-2 sale on all the DLC may be doubly sweet for you guys. I just do not know anymore if it is ever worth it for me to wait up on a complete edition which includes DLC as I now have regrets knowing there's a Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package and a Mass Effect Trilogy due out soonish. It would probably be worth it for me to wait on SR3:TFP to go on sale since all the remaining DLC I've not bought will still be more expensive to get on the marketplace. At least I am happy with the value I've already gotten from being an early adopter of Saints Row: The Third, but it stings a bit that I may double dip on the 360 just so I can avoid the large amount of Microsoft Points for the minor DLC. As for the Mass Effect Trilogy pack, which will still not include the DLC I waited on in complete editions, I've still not purchased 2-3 (I borrowed friend's editions), so that Trilogy collection would be worth it for me but now I have to hope the ME2 and ME3 DLC gets on some sale again on the dashboard.



I just checked the FAQ on Xbox Rewards & YOUR CURRENT GAMERSCORE DOES INDEED COUNT. No having to restart from 0G and reworking your way up.

While checking the FAQ, I noticed that for Election 2012, if you watch 3 out of the 4 presidential and/or vice presidential debates on Election 2012 on Xbox LIVE for 30 minutes or more, you'lll receive a Halo 4 Warrior Armor for your avatar. The 4 dates are 10/3, 10/11, 10/16, and 10/22 from 9-10:30pm ET (6-7:30pm PT).

Checking AGAIN, I found the offer for Oct. Spend 2,000 MSP on horror themed marketplace items (themes, DLC, games, avatar items, movies & shows on Zune, etc.), get 300 MSP back.


Great find! I do not earn achievements at a fast clip like others, so I am glad the highest tier for 2% back is low enough to include me. It is great news for including my old achievements, because I have been trying to "make my very first Xbox LIVE Marketplace purchase and pick up 100 Microsoft Points" every time I purchase something ^^. [I know, my very first was before the rewards program began, so I'll never qualify for that.] Between PlayXBLA and the Xbox/Bing Rewards, at least this new achievement reward shows some sort of care for those who play games on their Xbox 360.

I hope my recent Deal of the Week purchases qualify for the 2% back, but my Gold membership may lapse in a week. The last time my gold membership was about to end, the dashboard offered me deals to renew between: bonus 400MSP (separate from the rewards 200MSP), $1 for 1 month, or $2 for 2 months. So I am considering letting my membership lapse for these better offers, and seeing how much the dashboard squirms for a renewal. I have a 12 month card at the ready, but I probably want to hold off for a Deal of the Week that involves me. However if I do choose to let my membership go I'd probably not qualify for the 2%, since I would not have "maintained an eligible Xbox LIVE Gold membership" for the month. So I have a decision to make, because I could miss out on a free avatar gear, dependent on when I choose to input the code.

The only horror themed marketplace item I can think of right now is this upcoming Deal of the Week. <Turns on flashlight below my face> It was a dark and somewhat cool night. The hours are ticking away getting close to the early hours of Tuesday. We are there, not knowing what it could be around the corner. Major Nelson did not say anything, has not said anything. WAIT! What was that sound? It could be the Plants Vs. Zombies table, but the dooooooom could be awaiting us and we see the Borderlands (1) DLC for sale again. OH NO! There is nothing more horror themed than that for this night. OooOOooOoOooOoo

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#6573 MoCiWe

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:40 AM

Ugh, don't have the avengers pinball pack or the captain america table but I have all the other Marvel ones and haven't really went through them yet so I'll probably wait to get these until they go on sale again, I enjoy pinball but I don't really play the tables all that much.

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#6574 Cornelius

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

Just a friendly reminder that the Xbox Rewards thread exists.

And just like last time, I'm actually crazy enough to volunteer to maintain the game list. Setting up the Rewards wiki right now to track titles. Let the games begin! :D

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#6575 Zonic505

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:05 PM

Well, it's not a list of games, but they do have a list of movies that count towards this month's offer.
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#6576 dark_inchworm

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:22 PM

Dungeon Defenders "loser deal" is tempting, but the purchase history BS leaves me hesitant.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:32 PM

how does Xybots work on a console? The arcade had you twist the joystick to rotate. Of course, you can't twist any modern controller's stick. I actually should remember as I did play Xybots on an Atari Lynx but it's been forever since I played a Lynx.


I had it for Lynx too. In fact I still have it in my basement somewhere. :) I don't remember how they translated it, but as I recall it worked pretty well, so I think it should work well here too. Hopefully so, anyway.

#6578 Antarael Dulacre

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:09 PM

Dungeon Defenders "loser deal" is tempting, but the purchase history BS leaves me hesitant.


I bought Bomberman Battlefest and it is in my purchase history...you should be good (marketplace also recognizes I bought the game)

#6579 Crono-00

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:24 PM

October is looking to take my Microsoft Points. If they are released at 800MSP, I will look to purchase both on release this Friday's NiGHTS: Into Dreams and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R at the end of the month. [That is a ridiculously long name for a game considering Japanese developed games never pronounce X as "eks," it is usually something like "cross" as in X-Edge Dash or Street Fighter X Tekken, but in the case of Guilty Gear X it was pronounced "zechs" so I wonder what XX is supposed to be pronounced as -_-.] I hope there are great Deal of the Week offers soon to convince me to input my 12-month code to renew and add to the backlog ^^.



i dont know if anyone wants to jump on this or not... Just list or PM the items youre wondering about and ill take care of the rest and repost the answer (hopefully answer log) here and in the rewards thread.


I look forward to a listing of eligible XBLA games and downloadable content add-ons for the rewards offer. To coincide with the rewards offer, I am seriously hoping for a Deal of the Week or side sale to offer the last Left 4 Dead 2 DLC, Cold Stream, at a discount along with the Castlevania: Harmony of Despair additional characters and music packs (the stages has been on sale before). I may even consider the F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin addon, Dead Rising 2 ninja and sports pack (the two which had not seen a discount), Plants vs. Zombies table for Pinball FX2 if they qualify for the offer as well. The more I know what qualifies, the more likely I am to spend.



Ugh, don't have the avengers pinball pack or the captain america table but I have all the other Marvel ones and haven't really went through them yet so I'll probably wait to get these until they go on sale again, I enjoy pinball but I don't really play the tables all that much.


I bought the tables because I remember a time when the Pinball FX2 tables were rarely on sale. My desire for them was high but the prices were also high, so I waited for what seemed like over a year. So when any pack or individual table was offered, I chose to be opportunistic and get them while they are on discount. The packs seem to get more discounts than the individual tables from what I've noticed. Even though I get hung up on tables, like how I recently struggled to get a Green Goblin pumpkin bomb to detonate on Doc Ock's robotic arm (it was tricky for me, but everyone else seems to get it on accident), which means I don't get to the tables I've recently purchased, I still like to know the other tables are there waiting for me. I do intend on getting to all the tables, so it is not a waste when I do have the funds to get tables when they are on discount.

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#6580 Juice el Savior

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:25 PM

Just a friendly reminder that the Xbox Rewards thread exists.


Thank you for reminding me... i dont know how to link to my post in that thread, but the whole list that i submitted for questioning is there. If anyone wants me to add anything else or can think of some things i missed please let me know.

when i get confirmation i will separate all of the DLC, Games, Movies, and Avatar Items. Im not good at html at all though so thats as far as i can go as for be helping :roll:

#6581 tylerh1701

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:39 PM

Thank you for reminding me... i dont know how to link to my post in that thread, but the whole list that i submitted for questioning is there. If anyone wants me to add anything else or can think of some things i missed please let me know.

when i get confirmation i will separate all of the DLC, Games, Movies, and Avatar Items. Im not good at html at all though so thats as far as i can go as for be helping :roll:


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:40 PM

I've always wondered how to do that

#6583 Dthib87

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

I wouldnt hold your breath for cold stream sale. the sacrifice still hasnt gotten a sale, and that was released 2 years ago not 1 month ago.

#6584 infiniteHorizon

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:50 PM

anyone know what the new DOTW will be?

#6585 Felder71

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:54 PM

anyone know what the new DOTW will be?


I love it! :-D
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#6586 Juice el Savior

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:56 PM

I love it! :-D


HYPE lol

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:00 PM

anyone know what the new DOTW will be?

Yes.

But I'm not telling you because it's so awesome and I want them all to myself.
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#6588 Juice el Savior

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

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#6589 tylerh1701

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:25 PM

anyone know what the new DOTW will be?


Haha I almost forgot it was Monday because I've been so busy at work, and had to run over to Best Buy to grab ME3 at lunch.

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#6590 BobbyTastic

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:48 PM

Ugh, I just watched my MSP go from 2800 down to 240.. yikes. Ended up buying Crysis, the Costume Pack, the Capt. America table, the Lightning Requiem DLC, the Snow DLC, the Sazh DLC, all the on-sale Opponents, the Ezio outfit for Noel, and Mog's set of outfits. It's a shame none of these items are "horror-themed".

Was gonna save the remaining 240 for Blacklight but was torn between that and an outfit for Serah (if you MUST know, it was the swimsuit one that everyone was raving about, lol. I admit the idea of fighting in a bikini is rather funny but maybe that's just a cover for my inner sleaze cause the N7 armor for both characters looks pretty damn cool) until I remembered I hadn't touched my Bing Reward account in months and holy shit did they give it an overhaul. Got about 100 Rewards points, ordered my points and they actually sent immediately. They really stepped it up!

So picking up the Swimsuit outfit and Blacklight tonight, and praying to God that they actually fixed my power while I was out today and that this next DotW is a bust so I can save my money (to be directly handed over to Best Buy for Lolli Chainsaw and Prototype 2's CE).

Also, don't worry. Microsoft will not be able to resist a Halloween-themed sale this year. Just hold out 'till then, and if it doesn't happen, you can get the stuff for the regular price, no harm done. Pretty happy about this month's promo though in addition to the achievements rewards scheme (I'm only the middle level surprisingly..), cause I know it'll stack during the end-month sale.

Fingers crossed that I can do some OP editing early tomorrow morning.

Also, for those that added me in PFX2, I plan on playing Capt. America tonight so expect a little bump in your Superscore. Please and thank you!

Edit: I think it's hilarious how the Beachwear DLC has at least double or triple the amount of ratings as any other piece of FFXIII-2 content, even the Lightning Story DLC, and it has the highest score to boot.

I also wouldn't necessarily mind a repeat of the Halloween-themed sale last year, would pick up Castlevania: HoD in a heartbeat since I already have SotN. Maybe if they put the DLC for HoD on sale already, we'd all be going crazy.

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#6591 tylerh1701

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:53 PM

The thing about Halloween sales is that almost everything that could possibly go on sale has already been on sale because they do at least 2 zombie/monster themed DotWs every year. The only thing I can think of that hasn't been on sale yet is RE4.

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#6592 CAiNiAC

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:08 PM

I also wouldn't necessarily mind a repeat of the Halloween-themed sale last year, would pick up Castlevania: HoD in a heartbeat since I already have SotN. Maybe if they put the DLC for HoD on sale already, we'd all be going crazy.


HoD's levels have been on sale before, but the characters and music packs haven't.

If you do end up picking it up though I'll be glad to get back into it with ya. Games only fun with some dedicated friends.

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#6593 Juice el Savior

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:18 PM

The thing about Halloween sales is that almost everything that could possibly go on sale has already been on sale because they do at least 2 zombie/monster themed DotWs every year. The only thing I can think of that hasn't been on sale yet is RE4.


im only okay with this because of the rewards promo other than the walking dead episodes i dont plan on buying anything NOT on sale if i can help it.

Here is hoping for a surprisingly early sale on Deadlight and/or Skullgirls

Btw, i dont know if anyone else knows this but I was pleasantly surprised with finding a few TMNT, TMNT ReShelled, and X-Men Arcade games going last night. Its makin me want to finally go ahead and pick up The Simpsons Arcade, I know it was on sale recently...

Now I really want DD:Neon, but no co-op online is a no buy for me still...

#6594 benjamouth

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:18 PM

I'm hoping the L4D2 DLC will go on sale, as I just picked the game up again and it's horror themed.

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#6595 Juice el Savior

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:21 PM

HoD's levels have been on sale before, but the characters and music packs haven't.

If you do end up picking it up though I'll be glad to get back into it with ya. Games only fun with some dedicated friends.


Oooo oooo add me please!

It has been sitting alone in my backlog since it came out. I love castlevania... I think i may even play tonight.

I havnt checked on the community for it yet

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:40 PM

If anyone is getting together a group to play hod,, I'd appreciate getting a spot too. I've had it since it came out and even bought a bunch of the DLC levels when they were on sale last year but can't find anyone to play it with or whom could explain how to get better and get some enjoyment out of the title. I only ever bought it because I wanted the SoA bonus that year.

Also, you know what would be great to see on sale for this horror themed rewards month? Skull girls or Scarygirl. Or Both!

#6597 CAiNiAC

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:00 PM

If anyone is getting together a group to play hod,, I'd appreciate getting a spot too. I've had it since it came out and even bought a bunch of the DLC levels when they were on sale last year but can't find anyone to play it with or whom could explain how to get better and get some enjoyment out of the title. I only ever bought it because I wanted the SoA bonus that year.

Also, you know what would be great to see on sale for this horror themed rewards month? Skull girls or Scarygirl. Or Both!


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:45 PM

thanks, chuckie88!!! this post is full of awesome. it's like you thought of everything I could ask. :D

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#6599 Zonic505

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:53 PM

For those who have Sept. birthdays such as myself, bad news. I checked the FAQ & you won't be rewarded the birthday gift from Xbox Rewards until next year.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:08 PM

If anyone is getting together a group to play hod,, I'd appreciate getting a spot too. I've had it since it came out and even bought a bunch of the DLC levels when they were on sale last year but can't find anyone to play it with or whom could explain how to get better and get some enjoyment out of the title. I only ever bought it because I wanted the SoA bonus that year.

Also, you know what would be great to see on sale for this horror themed rewards month? Skull girls or Scarygirl. Or Both!


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