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#4621 jthieme

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

Geez guys, lighten up, everyone has their own game buying preferences, this is CAG, remember? I rarely buy dlc and almost always prefer to wait on the GOTY editions, that's just my preference. I have plenty of other games I can play in the meantime so I don't mind the wait on the GOTY. And yes, you can get much better deals most of the time if you wait.

As for the 50% off expectation? I don't see where that was unreasonable, pretty much all of the other daily deals during this sale were a minimum of 50% off.

I just love it when people get mad when I won't spend my money on one of their favorite games.

#4622 crookshow

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

Not sure why people thought it was reasonable to expect 50% off the BL2 pass when half it's content hasn't even released yet. That would be kind of messed up for people who bought the pass at full price.

Throughout the numerous BL1 sales, the DLCs never went below 400 MSP a clip. With the current deal you're getting them for 450 a piece, and the game is barely 3 months old!

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

What makes you say that? Are the stories at all related (if BL1 even has a story, that is)?.


The gameplay would still be enjoyable without playing the first. But I feel to enjoy the story, the first is needed.

Characters from the first are not reintroduced well. I was disappointed when I saw you couldn't play as the same characters from 1, but they are used very well in 2.

I would think it would be like watching Dark Knight Rises without ever knowing who Batman was before. At least watch Batman Begins first! ... That is if the story is important at all. Gameplay wise, Borderlands 2 is fine as a standalone.

#4624 crookshow

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:25 PM

I would think it would be like watching Dark Knight Rises without ever knowing who Batman was before. At least watch Batman Begins first! ... That is if the story is important at all. Gameplay wise, Borderlands 2 is fine as a standalone.


That's a pretty big hyperbole there. BL1 "story" was as bare bones as could be, and the events are recapped in sufficient detail at the beginning of BL2. There are a few minor details and references you will miss out on, but it's no big deal. Not to mention if you play both games back to back you will be super burned out on the formula.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

As for the 50% off expectation? I don't see where that was unreasonable, pretty much all of the other daily deals during this sale were a minimum of 50% off.

Every other season DLC package has been between 25-33% off, for some reason you think this is going to be 50%?

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#4626 jthieme

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:44 PM

Every other season DLC package has been between 25-33% off, for some reason you think this is going to be 50%?

Ridiculous expectations


I don't see any other season DLC packages on the first page so how would I know that?

#4627 Saren Arterius

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:44 PM

Every other season DLC package has been between 25-33% off, for some reason you think this is going to be 50%?

Ridiculous expectations


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#4628 Althax

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:47 PM

To those on the fence about the season pass. All 4 dlc at 50% off will at least be 1600 points (assuming you didn't get that free one). So my reasoning was if the 200 point difference between 1600 on future sale prices and 1800 on the pass sale now, worth all the waiting time for individual dlc sales?

Totally worth it imho.

#4629 BettercallPitPat

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

I was going to pick up the disc version of The Walking Dead to save some HD space, but found out it has some SERIOUS issues. So I guess I will be picking up digital copies instead. Just a heads up for anyone who had similar plans.
My guess is that they'll knock 100 msps off each episode. So it'll be 1200 MSPs for episodes 2-5.


i got the disc for xmas, and it popped with an update as soon as i started, are the issues confirmed to exist POST update? would be nice to be able to save the 1200-1600 it will all be on sale for and just play through the disc, even though it sounds like someone is running the vacuum in the disc drive...

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#4631 AvengedBacklog

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

To those on the fence about the season pass. All 4 dlc at 50% off will at least be 1600 points (assuming you didn't get that free one). So my reasoning was if the 200 point difference between 1600 on future sale prices and 1800 on the pass sale now, worth all the waiting time for individual dlc sales?

Totally worth it imho.


Yeah, if I hadn't gotten Torgue for free I would have bit. But since I did, the other 3 DLCs would be 550ish a piece. Since I know it will be a while before I play them I'd rather wait and save the 450 MSP when they hit 400 MSP a pop.

#4632 simmias

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

i got the disc for xmas, and it popped with an update as soon as i started, are the issues confirmed to exist POST update? would be nice to be able to save the 1200-1600 it will all be on sale for and just play through the disc, even though it sounds like someone is running the vacuum in the disc drive...

If you have a 4gb Slim the game is pretty much unplayable. You should be ok with any other kind of Xbox. Don't just use one slot to save, though.

#4633 Althax

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

Yeah, if I hadn't gotten Torgue for free I would have bit. But since I did, the other 3 DLCs would be 550ish a piece. Since I know it will be a while before I play them I'd rather wait and save the 450 MSP when they hit 400 MSP a pop.


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#4634 Barry Burton

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

I was going to pick up the disc version of The Walking Dead to save some HD space, but found out it has some SERIOUS issues. So I guess I will be picking up digital copies instead. Just a heads up for anyone who had similar plans.
My guess is that they'll knock 100 msps off each episode. So it'll be 1200 MSPs for episodes 2-5.


the digital version has plenty of issues of it's own with framerate

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#4635 Shifty Effect

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

I don't even know how fit all the stuff I bought on my hdd. Now I'm contemplating if I should go for the season pass, again. Argh! I thought I had it all figured out!

#4636 Shifty Effect

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

the digital version has plenty of issues of it's own with framerate

that cost it game of the year on a few sites


I read somewhere that the framerate issue is still present in the disc version...damn If I can remember where.

The fact that a digital released episodic game has game of the year awards and nominations says you should overlook it and enjoy it.

#4637 BettercallPitPat

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:19 PM

thanks for the replies, ill just run off the disc and skip the sale, at least ill get a meager trade in.

would be so in for BL2 season pass if i didnt have a million other games to play now...

counter strike seamed boring and i sucked at it, but i can see the appeal for sure so im not hatin, anyone on the fence should demo it and youll know pretty quickly if its your thing.

#4638 dark_inchworm

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

You wishing it was 50% off was exactly the same as someone wishing it was 100% off.


Yeah, that makes sense. Totally. For sure. What a masterful way to kick a man while he's down - make nonsensical digs at his hopes and predictions for a discount on some damned video game downloadable content. For Pete's sake, at least try harder next time. Who the hell is Pete, anyway?

I guess what I'm trying to say is, even looking back to previous discounting trends, you only knew as much about what the discount would be as the rest of us - nothing.

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#4639 Bloomy

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

YFor Pete's sake, at least try harder next time. Who the hell is Pete, anyway?


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:04 PM

I was going to pick up the disc version of The Walking Dead to save some HD space, but found out it has some SERIOUS issues. So I guess I will be picking up digital copies instead. Just a heads up for anyone who had similar plans.
My guess is that they'll knock 100 msps off each episode. So it'll be 1200 MSPs for episodes 2-5.


This is worth quoting and repeating because I am in the same boat. I would have preferred to have it on a physical disc as well since HDD space is more valuable than shelf space atm (and it can be resold), but there is a lot of grumbling over interface lag, frame rate stutters and game freezes with the retail copy. Telltale hasn't even addressed the issue.

Edit: Some have said it only effects the 4 GB Slim model, but I've read other reports saying it's all models. Not worth the chance imo.

#4641 D0RC

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

i got the disc for xmas, and it popped with an update as soon as i started, are the issues confirmed to exist POST update? would be nice to be able to save the 1200-1600 it will all be on sale for and just play through the disc, even though it sounds like someone is running the vacuum in the disc drive...


The many reviews on Amazon make it sound like the update does not resolve the skipping issues. Which is hard to believe.

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#4643 disilluzion

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

Yeah, that makes sense. Totally. For sure. What a masterful way to kick a man while he's down - make nonsensical digs at his hopes and predictions for a discount on some damned video game downloadable content. For Pete's sake, at least try harder next time. Who the hell is Pete, anyway?

I guess what I'm trying to say is, even looking back to previous discounting trends, you only knew as much about what the discount would be as the rest of us - nothing.


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#4644 ooga

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:30 PM

If you have a 4gb Slim the game is pretty much unplayable. You should be ok with any other kind of Xbox. Don't just use one slot to save, though.


That does not make any sense. The OS and the hardware specs (RAM, Video...etc) are pretty much identical. It should run the same on any machine. Not that I am doubting what you're saying. It's just plain weird.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

I am really amused here by people who seem to be disappointed in the Borderlands 2 season pass sale and are now stating they will wait for the GOTY version. It's not like the GOTY version will be available any time soon. As anyone on this site should know, the older a game gets the cheaper it gets. This is a popular game that just recently came out and only half of the DLC has been released.

Saying you will wait 6 months for a cheaper price is like saying the sky is blue. That's the nature of video games. Once the newness has worn off, the price drops.

I don't fault anyone for waiting for a cheaper price, but I do find it funny when people have unrealistic expectations for something they want and then compare the reality to an assumed value that will supposedly be available 6 months from now.


I agree. I was surprised BL2 was even on the sale. I just got a 360 and rebought the game to play with some friends and was thrilled that it went on sale. I admit, I was expecting 1600 points, but 1800 is still pretty good, especially when I got the points on sale. My only disappointment is that the Mechromancer did not go on sale. I got her for free on PS, but now I have to buy her on Xbox. Still well worth the money, I have played this game more than any other game in my life. Now I'm looking forward to the Skyrim content going onsale since I was not able to get it on PS.

#4646 CAiNiAC

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

Everyone just stop and realize it all comes down to how important the game is to YOU.

I'm in love with BL and its my favorite franchise this console gen. I dropped the full price for the season pass over a month ago and don't regret it. I was enamored with the original and has no qualms about supporting Gearbox any way I can. 1800 is a fantastic price point for the pass.

That being said, for something like Gears, Halo, or some Rockstar game I would not find the value worth it at all. And with little to no desire to play said games at the time of release, if at all, I can easily wait a few years for drops. There are people that feel the same way about my BL.

Everyone has different tastes that will determine what a particular game or content is worth to them, and how long t

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#4647 Sath666

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

This is worth quoting and repeating because I am in the same boat. I would have preferred to have it on a physical disc as well since HDD space is more valuable than shelf space atm (and it can be resold), but there is a lot of grumbling over interface lag, frame rate stutters and game freezes with the retail copy. Telltale hasn't even addressed the issue.


Digital version stutters like crazy as well. I'm with old model 360, but doesn't matter, since everyone gets these problems. ;)

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

Cloud is only for game saves or can you save full games there?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:27 PM

Digital version stutters like crazy as well. I'm with old model 360, but don't matter, since everyone gets these problems. ;)


It does, but significantly less jarring than the retail version. Its far more prominent on disc.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

I hope people don't mind a quick off-topic question, and I don't know a better thread to post as I figure a lot of Xbox 360 gamers look here. Basically, the MicrosoftStore.com recently messed up an order of mine and to make up for it they told tomorrow I could pick any 1 currently released Xbox 360 game on their web site (supposedly no price limit) for free.

So, can anyone make some suggestions what are the best/most valuable new games? It seems they only have 96 Xbox 360 titles right now, and things like Skyrim and Battlefield 3 that were available on BF aren't available any more. Perhaps COD Black Ops II or Resident Evil 6 would be a good choice? Thanks.