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#3871 dirtyvu

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:41 PM

You can always re-download ANYTHING that you have downloaded in the past, so I don't see how it could really be an issue with a 250 gig drive.


This sounds easy to someone that's not going through it. But I'm in the same boat. I've deleted all disc installs due to lack of space. All 250 GB is dedicated to dlc, game saves, and apps. I'm at the point that in order to download a 4 GB games on demand game, I have to delete a 5 GB god. That's a real pain, especially sharing a connection.

#3872 Bloomy

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:47 PM

Added demo links to the OP for upcoming countdown games that have demos.

#3873 idontcare

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

I always check the sale before I go to bed, and assumed whatever I saw (at 1am) would be the following days sale. Last night, I decided to download the demos for Hell Yeah and Ninja, and play them today before deciding if I wanted them (Why not? I have 24 hours!). Wrong. Should have checked CAG first, and I would have realized that I was seeing stuff from the previous day that was soon to end.


Now I want Hell Yeah, But Not sure If I want to spend 1200pts on it.

#3874 Cornelius

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

Added demo links to the OP for upcoming countdown games that have demos.


Awesome idea, thanks! I keep meaning to add "Metacritic" & "First Look" links, but just can't seem to justify that 2 hours or so. I'll see if I can carve out some time tonight, since we're getting into some lesser-known titles on Sunday ... and people should also have some advance warning as to how badly "Tony Hawk HD" was received. :lol:

I always check the sale before I go to bed, and assumed whatever I saw (at 1am) would be the following days sale. Last night, I decided to download the demos for Hell Yeah and Ninja, and play them today before deciding if I wanted them (Why not? I have 24 hours!). Wrong. Should have checked CAG first, and I would have realized that I was seeing stuff from the previous day that was soon to end. Now I want Hell Yeah, But Not sure If I want to spend 1200pts on it.


Same rule here as it is with Steam sales ... unless it's on sale for the entire 2 weeks, grab it now. Otherwise the only "buy" decision you should be sitting on are the 2-week-long sales that didn't pop on some daily deal. However, since "Hell Yeah" is a SEGA title, I'd think it'll come back within the first half of 2013, and hopefully bring the DLC along with it this time!

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#3875 Ryuukishi

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

This sounds easy to someone that's not going through it. But I'm in the same boat. I've deleted all disc installs due to lack of space. All 250 GB is dedicated to dlc, game saves, and apps. I'm at the point that in order to download a 4 GB games on demand game, I have to delete a 5 GB god. That's a real pain, especially sharing a connection.

My 250 GB hard drive is on the brink of filling up. I usually keep 4 or 5 games installed at a time, since I tend to jump around between games rather than sticking with one until it's finished. But I'm at the point of going through old DLC for games I haven't played in a while and seeing what I can get rid of. I know it's not the end of the world, but it's going to suck when I decide to pop in Borderlands 1 or something one day, but oops, I need to re-download 3 gigs worth of DLC before my save will load.

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#3876 Cornelius

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

This sounds easy to someone that's not going through it. But I'm in the same boat. I've deleted all disc installs due to lack of space. All 250 GB is dedicated to dlc, game saves, and apps. I'm at the point that in order to download a 4 GB games on demand game, I have to delete a 5 GB god. That's a real pain, especially sharing a connection.

I'm with you ... but I still have 40'ish GB of movies I can burn if necessary. I do have all my XBLA+DLC loaded for such an emergency when I'll need to play "Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light" at a moment's notice(!) ... but I realized that since disc-based games aren't an impulse play, I can leave that DLC off the HDD, and restore it when I'm ready to grab all 4 addons to Borderlands, for example. Eventually I'll get desperate & throw a couple of 32GB flash drives onto the system, but for now, the 250GB drive is a reminder that hoarding is a disease & not "preparedness". :lol:

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:31 PM

Didn't heed the warning about Midnight Club's higher MSP price, and they ended up getting 280 extra points than they should have out of me. Bummer.


You can call 800-4MY-XBOX, select help with Live and then when they have someone on the line, they'll instantly refund those 280 points. I did that myself earlier today.

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#3878 Zonic505

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

So still nothing but rumors for the 22nd? Kind of surprised by that...

I checked the Neogaf thread again & it said Tony Hawk HD. As for the other day, 26th, it's rumored to be Counter Strike.

& I'm sure it won't happen, but it'd be awesome if the Model 2 Sega fighting games were discounted on the 30th since the theme is fighting games.
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#3879 BettercallPitPat

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

the 250GB drive is a reminder that hoarding is a disease & not "preparedness". :lol:


at least you're in a forum for other carriers of the hoardo disease.

-i read a random post online about someone using a 1 TB HD on their slim, is this possible?

#3880 irafreak

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

Yeah this 250/350 gig max stuff is just not well thought out by microsoft. I'm sure they'll change that for the new xbox. I mean how can they push so much content between movies, music, dlc and games and expect us to only need 250? After putting my three lego games I purchased I'm also running out of space. Never thought that would happen.

#3881 RCS0926

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:05 PM

at least you're in a forum for other carriers of the hoardo disease.

-i read a random post online about someone using a 1 TB HD on their slim, is this possible?


At some point in the next year, I'm definitely upgrading my PS3 HDD to at least 500 GB.

#3882 Strider Turbulence

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

I just wish the I could grab a 320 GB for like $50, then I'd just use the 250 GB for stuff I haven't played in years. Or maybe I should just get another Xbox console!!

Gears of War 3 is like 10 GB between the install and DLC
Halo4 is like 14 GB (I don't even play it but as soon as I delete it, I'll get tons of requests asking to play)
Civilization, Street Fighter 4 and Hitman are about 20 GB between them with install size and DLC and I'm playing this alot now. Then there is the 6 GB Alan Wake + DLC that I never even booted up.

I had to delete all my Borderlands DLC (which I never played), Oblivion, Fallout 3/NV DLC, Dragon Age DLC that I think was about 30 GB. Then there was the GoD version of Transformers I had to delete because of space.

But really, it's the Live Arcade games that eat up the space. Double Dragon Neon, Nights, Sonic Adventure 2, Shank 2, Dust, etc are all like 2 GB each and it just all adds up so fast.

"-i read a random post online about someone using a 1 TB HD on their slim, is this possible?"

IIRC you can use whatever size you want (by modding or external HDD), but the 360 won't recognize more than 320 GB.

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#3883 Barry Burton

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

if microsoft delists a game that you deleted from your hard drive, can you still redownload that game?

#3884 Dthib87

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:17 PM

http://www.timeandda.../countdown/maya

2 hours and 50 minutes left.


11;11am UTC is the time winter solstice occurred not the time the maya calender ends. did you read the website you linked?

#3885 Dthib87

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

if microsoft delists a game that you deleted from your hard drive, can you still redownload that game?


I own two delisted games.

UMK3 I am able to download from the history

TMNT turtles in time rs I cannot download. I talked to support and they told me I was shit out of luck.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:49 PM

You can call 800-4MY-XBOX, select help with Live and then when they have someone on the line, they'll instantly refund those 280 points. I did that myself earlier today.

Oh wow. I'll try that later on tonight. Thanks.

#3887 Decker

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

I own two delisted games.

UMK3 I am able to download from the history

TMNT turtles in time rs I cannot download. I talked to support and they told me I was shit out of luck.


I just looked at my Purchase History under Arcade games and clicked the Add to Queue link. This is what I see:

Turtles In Time RS 8/19/2009
Turtles In Time RS has been successfully added to your download queue.


I think you were misinformed

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#3888 UberSwiss

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

I own two delisted games.

UMK3 I am able to download from the history

TMNT turtles in time rs I cannot download. I talked to support and they told me I was shit out of luck.


I never knew it was delisted, but I redownloaded it a month ago and had no issues
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#3889 Decker

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:58 PM

Oh wow. I'll try that later on tonight. Thanks.


It should work fine, but just to be safe, I'd do it tonight before the price rises again.
For the record, this is what shows in my Transation History:

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1,080 points

So they did put that refund right through.

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#3890 Dthib87

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:59 PM

I just looked at my Purchase History under Arcade games and clicked the Add to Queue link. This is what I see:


I think you were misinformed


I'm going to check again right now but when i tried a year ago it wasn't in my history and support wouldn't help me.

#3891 Friend of Sonic

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

I'm hoping MS upgrades space to 500GB to match pace with the PS3 system. Nintendo is oddly the most open about this, allowing 2TB and all.

I'm really hoping Microsoft ditches the properitary hard drives in a measure to lower the cost of the system. I mean some people might hate not having the hard drive come with the system, but I'd much rather have the choice as a consumer for what size hard drive I want

#3892 RCS0926

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:02 PM

I'm hoping MS upgrades space to 500GB to match pace with the PS3 system. Nintendo is oddly the most open about this, allowing 2TB and all.

I'm really hoping Microsoft ditches the properitary hard drives in a measure to lower the cost of the system. I mean some people might hate not having the hard drive come with the system, but I'd much rather have the choice as a consumer for what size hard drive I want


Is there a 500GB limit on the PS3?

#3893 Dthib87

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:06 PM

Yeah, Turtles in time RS isn't in my history but I have some achievements from so I definitely bought it. wtf?

It appears to only be removed from the north american market. do you live somewhere else?

#3894 Bloomy

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

Yeah, Turtles in time RS isn't in my history but I have some achievements from so I definitely bought it. wtf?


Where are you checking your history, console or web? I see it on the web site, had to scroll to the bottom a few times to get the page to load that far back in my arcade game history.

#3895 Dthib87

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:16 PM

Where are you checking your history, console or web? I see it on the web site, had to scroll to the bottom a few times to get the page to load that far back in my arcade game history.

Both, on the website I even scrolled all the way to the first purchase I made and used ctrl+f. it's not there

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:16 PM

at least you're in a forum for other carriers of the hoardo disease.

-i read a random post online about someone using a 1 TB HD on their slim, is this possible?


Last I knew, you can only use sizes that are officially sold by MS. Maybe you can use a bigger one and it partitions the size down though. And it's much easier to replace the actual HDD on the Slims because the case isn't booby-trapped.

#3897 UberSwiss

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

Both, on the website I even scrolled all the way to the first purchase I made and used ctrl+f. it's not there


Odd indeed. I'm NA region and I still have the option to download it.
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#3898 Decker

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

Yeah, Turtles in time RS isn't in my history but I have some achievements from so I definitely bought it. wtf?


Not necessarily. If you played it on somebody else's machine and they had previously purchased the game on that machine, you can still pop Achievements (just like my son has Achievements on XBLA game I've bought). Maybe you never actually purchased the game.

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#3899 MSUHitman

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:52 PM

This was my reaction to the rockstar sales....

MAX PAYNE 20 dollars off SWEET!

oh wait its still 40 dollars. -_- Nevermind.

Might pick up dust, skyrim DLC though.


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#3900 Amblix

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:53 PM

Sucks that I missed the platformers. :/