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#4111 Blade

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

I almost forgot why one should never comment in forums.
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No, it's just rude to complain about the work of others when the person who posts these deals doesn't have to and doesn't owe you anything. The blame lies with you for not bothering to read; don't force it on others.

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#4112 icp_00_111

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

People arguing over petty things, now it feels like Christmas. lol Just kidding guys happy holidays for everybody on CAG.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

Starting off a sentence with "FOR GOD'S SAKE..." makes it read more like a demand than a suggestion. And it only makes the list better for those that are purely focused on Metacritic scores, otherwise it makes the list more difficult to navigate for others.


Not really. I don't find the list any more difficult to navigate now than before and someone's been adding metascores to the list. It's just more convenient to have the score listed in the OP.

You don't have to be "purely focused" on metacritic scores to appreciate their addition to the OP. There are hundreds of xbla games, and a high metacritic score helps to bring attention to a game some might otherwise overlook.

Not sure how he missed MOTN, though. There were 2 threads on this sale, Both OP's were easy to read, The sales were split up by day. Everybody was talking about MOTN in both threads. He obviously wasn't paying much attention.
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#4114 sram

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

I suggest we add to the OP small pics or gif of the sale-off games for the missing one who could not read the entire OP between the lines <just like the dashboard>. For god sake! haha

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#4115 biledriver

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

What about all the people who don't give a damn about questionable metascores and try the games for ourselves to find out what we like? The OP works just fine for us.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

There was a small group of people who criticized the ending in a similar fashion to Mass Effect 3. That a game that made you feel you were making important choices in the end shoved the same result at you no matter what. But since it's such a narrative game in the first place you kind of have to excuse it I think.

For me though, once I heard the ending it's the exact sort of ending I despise in games so I'm not bothering. For most people though, it sounds like something to at least try out.


the ending is not the same for everybody regarding the outcome for the main character, i can't go into details without spoiling

most games have the exact same ending so passing on a game based on that is silly

#4117 biledriver

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

the ending is not the same for everybody regarding the outcome for the main character, i can't go into details without spoiling

most games have the exact same ending so passing on a game based on that is silly


If you finished it then you know how it ends for the main character. I don't enjoy playing games that end that way. It's not silly if it's my opinion. I didn't say it was bad, just not for me.

#4118 Yars

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

You don't have to be "purely focused" on metacritic scores to appreciate their addition to the OP. There are hundreds of xbla games, and a high metacritic score helps to bring attention to a game some might otherwise overlook.

Definitely. When reddjoey asked for suggestions on how to handle the list a year or two ago a few people, including myself, had suggested the inclusion of Metacritic scores being listed next to the game's title. "Some of my best games have high Metacritic scores," etc., etc.. ;)

What I took issue with is that sorting the games based on their Metacritic score is not a clear-cut case of making the list "better."

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

I feel the OP is fine and I really like the way it is setup. Everything is clear and easy to understand. I wish the PSN thread would take a few notes from this one.

I also disagree with sorting by Metacritic score. Jurassic the Hunted was one of my underrated games this gen and it has a meta score of 60.

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#4120 doodofdoods

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

What I took issue with is that sorting the games based on their Metacritic score is not a clear-cut case of making the list "better."


Ah, I see. I'll agree with that.
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

Stop discussing the ending of Walking Dead please, even if you are not providing details

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People arguing over petty things, now it feels like Christmas. lol Just kidding guys happy holidays for everybody on CAG.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:53 PM

Deadlight - 1/3 of that game is worth playing, so wait till it's 66% off and even then it's best at the beginning so yeah.....long road ahead.

Dust - Talked up way past it's worth, I still have my review up in sig. At half it's not bad if you want something to spend some time on.

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#4124 gutter2d

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:05 PM

How much is the Borderlands 2 likely to be discounted? I'm hoping it is 50%. If you buy that are all the 4 DLC packs are free?

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

How much is the Borderlands 2 likely to be discounted? I'm hoping it is 50%. If you buy that are all the 4 DLC packs are free?


I wouldn't hope for more than 33% on the GonD, and the Season Pass/DLCs are a separate purchase. Those may be 33ish for the pass and 50ish for the individuals. What I'm more curious about is if the non-pass DLC will go on sale.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

I almost forgot why one should never comment in forums.
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Looks like you also missed the thread dedicated to this particular sale. :lol:
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#4127 tylerh1701

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

Still can't believe the Tony Hawk game was the only thing on sale yesterday, it makes no sense. Why give one of the lower ranking Summer games its own day? Its like some random person just walked into the convo about the Christmas deals "let's make a day named on a guy, what about Mario? no we don't own the rights to that, let's go with Tony" This gives no hope for the next ??? day being anything but counter strike :cry:


Makes sense to me, Tony Hawk sold very well, by far the best of the SoA games.

Also, I'm surprised how quickly people are acting spoiled by these deals. The last couple years, we mostly just got 1 game per day or 1 piece of DLC on sale for the Holiday sales. I remember 2 years ago, we basically got one SoA game per day and then a few other games, and that was it. This holiday sale is blowing every previous holiday sale out of the water.

I feel the OP is fine and I really like the way it is setup. Everything is clear and easy to understand. I wish the PSN thread would take a few notes from this one.

I also disagree with sorting by Metacritic score. Jurassic the Hunted was one of my underrated games this gen and it has a meta score of 60.


In defense of the PSN OP, Frisky basically has to list every sale twice (1 for PS+ price, one for regular price). Then there is further sorting between PS3/PSP/PS Vita, whereas everything in this OP is for the Xbox 360.

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#4128 Cornelius

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

In defense of the PSN OP, Frisky basically has to list every sale twice (1 for PS+ price, one for regular price). Then there is further sorting between PS3/PSP/PS Vita, whereas everything in this OP is for the Xbox 360.

I'm good with the PSN thread as well ... it's not like PSN has a web-based Marketplace that folks like "Spylon" can then make a kick-ass price scraper/DB. Any source of info beyond the Tuesday afternoon PSN Store's blog post is a blessing!

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#4129 PrarieD0G

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

I agree with you fully especially on the work part. What really makes it work is that every time you go up a level, or enter a room, you godda flip flip flip, ah nothing there, rinse repeat. At first there was a wow factor, but as the game chugs along it starts to get monotonous. And your 100% correct, the map is garbage, bout the only thing it's good for is letting you know you missed something. Feels like he just made a bunch of levels and then said "let's put a warp through this door for no reason." I do like the concept of it though it's a slight rip off of the psp game crush or echochrome. Anyway like you I am glad it only cost 400 ots.


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Also, I have a pre-emptive question about tomorrow's sales. I've seen this question asked before but never seen an answer: Will DLC for Trials HD work for the the disc-based game (the Triple Pack, specifically)? Is any of it worth it? (I'm not interested in more Extreme tracks that take hundred of tries to complete, for example.)

#4130 dirtyvu

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:43 PM

yeah I bought it thinking there was no pc release then I saw afterwards there was a pc teaser, oh well I guess.


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#4131 dark_inchworm

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

Well, those last few pages were definitely worth reading. I don't think even I have QQ'd so hard about missing a deal. Funny he'd delete his posts when they live on in the form of quotes...

Might cave on Deadlight. I like the style of gameplay enough, but I can't fight the feeling it'll be on sale again within 3 months or so.

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#4132 seppuku

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

Regarding formatting for the OP, I think the separate demo links for the games is an interesting idea, but I prefer having the titles being links to the main game pages, which in turn link to the the demos. I can update the OP, but I don't want to mess with the hard work of the few who update it regularly.... I also like having the Metacritic scores listed directly in those links, as it's a nice quick reference.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

I feel the OP is fine and I really like the way it is setup. Everything is clear and easy to understand. I wish the PSN thread would take a few notes from this one.

I also disagree with sorting by Metacritic score. Jurassic the Hunted was one of my underrated games this gen and it has a meta score of 60.

What's wrong with it?


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#4134 Vulcan2422

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

So tempted on Deadlight. Just not sure I'm 600pts sure.

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#4135 LordVila

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:24 PM

What's wrong with it?


For starters I really appreciate the effort you put into that thread and I am a self confessed lurker in that thread. It just seems cluttered and at the same time doesn't have as much information contained in it as this thread does. With so many price drops it might be handy to highlight some of the "big deals" and also how much of a percent off the sale items are. I understand the percent off might be alot harder to do then the XBL thread because of the lack of a XBLDB type site or an online store. Plus it might be handy to have the normal sale price and then the PS+ sale price listed side by side. That would cut down on the amount of individual items in the thread. Even using some color coding might be nice. I don't mean any of this in a negative manner.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:52 PM

Also, I have a pre-emptive question about tomorrow's sales. I've seen this question asked before but never seen an answer: Will DLC for Trials HD work for the the disc-based game (the Triple Pack, specifically)? Is any of it worth it? (I'm not interested in more Extreme tracks that take hundred of tries to complete, for example.)


Yes it will work with the disc. And yes i think the DLC is pretty great. I really enjoyed the mini-game things quite a bit.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:54 PM

For starters I really appreciate the effort you put into that thread. It just seems cluttered and at the same time doesn't have as much information contained in it as this thread does. With so many price drops it might be handy to highlight some of the "big deals" and also how much of a percent off the sale items are. I understand the percent off might be alot harder to do then the XBL thread because of the lack of a XBLDB type site or an online store. Plus it might be handy to have the normal sale price and then the PS+ sale price listed side by side. That would cut down on the amount of individual items in the thread. Even using some color coding might be nice. I don't mean any of this in a negative manner.

I'm not sure how one would go about highlighting deals in the OP without resorting to distracting font changes, though I'm not sure how the OP here is an example of that. There are just a number of sections that seem meaningless to me since I just prefer to see a pure list of the games on sale without the fluff of fancy sections with lengthy explanations. Just doing a quick word/character count, the XBL OP has over 50,000 characters in it and mine has about 12,000, which isn't a surprise by looking at them side-by-side. I think that's partially a result of the fact that the people here that keep it updated don't have more than one post to spread all of that information around, so that means they have to put it in the OP for it to exist at all. I'm not sure how my OP is cluttered, but the one here isn't.

I can do a percent off for them. It's just a matter of wanting to get them written down and posted in the OP quickly, so spending the extra time to see what the original prices were to figure out the percentage off isn't there at first.

If I'm doing a section for all PS+ content, I'd think it would be better to have all of the deals there and not elsewhere, right?

As I said early, I'm not a fan of distracting font changes, which extending to use various colors that I find distracting to see all over the place without any rhyme or reason.

It may just be that we'll have to agree to disagree about what makes a good OP if these are your issues. There's one I can definitely do, but the rest are just opinions that I don't really share for the style of OP that I do.


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I'm not sure how one would go about highlighting deals in the OP without resorting to distracting font changes, though I'm not sure how the OP here is an example of that. There are just a number of sections that seem meaningless to me since I just prefer to see a pure list of the games on sale without the fluff of fancy sections with lengthy explanations. Just doing a quick word/character count, the XBL OP has over 50,000 characters in it and mine has about 12,000, which isn't a surprise by looking at them side-by-side. I think that's partially a result of the fact that the people here that keep it updated don't have more than one post to spread all of that information around, so that means they have to put it in the OP for it to exist at all. I'm not sure how my OP is cluttered, but the one here isn't.

I can do a percent off for them. It's just a matter of wanting to get them written down and posted in the OP quickly, so spending the extra time to see what the original prices were to figure out the percentage off isn't there at first.

If I'm doing a section for all PS+ content, I'd think it would be better to have all of the deals there and not elsewhere, right?

As I said early, I'm not a fan of distracting font changes, which extending to use various colors that I find distracting to see all over the place without any rhyme or reason.

It may just be that we'll have to agree to disagree about what makes a good OP if these are your issues. There's one I can definitely do, but the rest are just opinions that I don't really share for the style of OP that I do.


How about you hide the PS+ stuff as spoilers to make it less stuff on the page? I bet 99.99% of people are not PS+ users.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

How about you hide the PS+ stuff as spoilers to make it less stuff on the page? I bet 99.99% of people are not PS+ users.

Really? The majority of the posters in the thread are PS+ members, so it's very relevant information.


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

Really? The majority of the posters in the thread are PS+ members, so it's very relevant information.


Where are your numbers? I personally do not have PSN+ even though I have a PS3.

As for you bashing the OP... At least this one points me to what I am looking for. It is organized in a way to make searching easier. Fun fact: this thread has way more activity than your PSN thread. If you don't have anything about XBLA to talk about please proceed out the thread.