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#4651 bardockkun

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:45 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.

If you're going based on price not going down or really slowly going down then I'd say CoD: Black Ops II if that's what you're into. It took basically a year for CoD:MW3 to get marked down this year and even then the average price people had it marked down to was basically $20 before it went back up. Plus even if you don't like it, I believe the trade in value on it will be good for awhile, especially with Best Buy doing 100% trade in next week. I Hope that helps answer in someway.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:47 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.


Black Ops 2 will probably hold its value the longest (although it is currently on sale at several places). COD titles are usually some of the slowest to drop. The first Black Ops is still going for $30 to $40 (new).

Also, Halo 4 will probably hold its value somewhat well. Basically anything with a popular multiplayer is going to stay higher.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

Borderlands 2 isn't region-locked on 360, is it? The European version and US version weren't.

And has DLC on 360 ever been region-locked for anything? I know the occasional piece hasn't been available in regions, but not actually locked out..?

I thought the Game on Demand version must be region locked. I could be wrong though.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

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


Well that's a kick in the pants. I make it a point not to support buggy/broken products. If they intend to fix this issue you'd think they would've patched it by now. Maybe because of the MS $40K fee they're waiting to get a comprehensive list of bugs before they upload a new patch....one can hope.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

I hope everyone that had a slight interest in Dust: An Elysian Tail picked it up when it was on sale. The game is damn good, and if you have an interest but missed the sale, I would still easily recommend it at full price. Well worth $15.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

I hope everyone that had a slight interest in Dust: An Elysian Tail picked it up when it was on sale. The game is damn good, and if you have an interest but missed the sale, I would still easily recommend it at full price. Well worth $15.


I regret not buying Dust and Fez while on sale a few days ago. Not sure what I was thinking.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

Well that's a kick in the pants. I make it a point not to support buggy/broken products. If they intend to fix this issue you'd think they would've patched it by now. Maybe because of the MS $40K fee they're waiting to get a comprehensive list of bugs before they upload a new patch....one can hope.


For what it's worth, I believe this is Telltale Games' first XBOX game, so I'm willing to give them a bit of leeway. It's not on the same level as the bugs in every yearly iteration of EA Sports games; they should definitely know better.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

Maybe I'm masochistic but I'm considering Backbreaker: Vengeance at 600 points. I'm always up for some quick football if it isn't the same old Madden formula. The user reviews actually look pretty good and the achievements don't look bad. Can anyone vouch one way or another for it?

Also picked up Borderlands 2 Season Pass. I love the franchise but I have to admit I was ready for it to be over by the end of the story missions. I know I'll get a craving to come back to it at some point before the DLC hits another sale so it seems like a great deal to me.

#4659 ooga

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

For what it's worth, I believe this is Telltale Games' first XBOX game, so I'm willing to give them a bit of leeway.


Nope. You forgot about the Sam & Max games and Wallace & Gromit. If you meant to say that this is their first XBLA game that doesn't have an "&" in the title then you'd b correct. :)

Edit: And there is also Jurassic Park btw.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

Maybe I'm masochistic but I'm considering Backbreaker: Vengeance at 600 points. I'm always up for some quick football if it isn't the same old Madden formula. The user reviews actually look pretty good and the achievements don't look bad. Can anyone vouch one way or another for it?


Why not pick up NFL Blitz instead?

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#4661 stillshadow

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

Why not pick up NFL Blitz instead?


I already have it on PS3 from PS+ and Madden NFL Arcade on XBLA. I thought this looked a little bit different than those and might be something fresh.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

Nope. You forgot about the Sam & Max games and Wallace & Gromit. If you meant to say that this is their first XBLA game that doesn't have an "&" in the title then you'd b correct. :)

Edit: And there is also Jurassic Park btw.


HAH OK my bad, I must have barely forgotten those other 3 games they made.

Personally, I didn't have any issues during my episode 1 playthrough on my slim 360 (250gb), so I suppose you could always try the free episode and decide before noon on Saturday. Just definitely don't plan on buying the disc version.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

Uh oh. Walking Dead has issues on 360. I was really going to get it too.
http://www.polygon.c...-360-ps3-issues

Note: In the article, they say they've encountered the save problems on the XBLA version as well.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:59 PM

Well that's a kick in the pants. I make it a point not to support buggy/broken products. If they intend to fix this issue you'd think they would've patched it by now. Maybe because of the MS $40K fee they're waiting to get a comprehensive list of bugs before they upload a new patch....one can hope.

I think they've already patched it twice. They don't know why the 4gb model is having the crazy issues. There's tons of info about it on Telltale's Xbox support forum, along with a bunch of angry consumers.

Oh, and even if you buy the digital version, don't save in one slot :)

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:06 PM

I think they've already patched it twice. They don't know why the 4gb model is having the crazy issues. There's tons of info about it on Telltale's Xbox support forum, along with a bunch of angry consumers.

Oh, and even if you buy the digital version, don't save in one slot :)


It's not just the 4gb model. People with the 250GB have been reporting problems as well.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:07 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.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

Here's a video of a guy playing Walking Dead from disc on a 4gb Xbox:

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

Uh oh. Walking Dead has issues on 360. I was really going to get it too.
http://www.polygon.c...-360-ps3-issues

Note: In the article, they say they've encountered the save problems on the XBLA version as well.



Considering I got Episode 1 for free and the rest will be discounted tomorrow, I'm still getting them regardless. If worse comes to worst, I can wait for the inevitable patch to be released.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:34 PM

If worse comes to worst, I can wait for the inevitable patch to be released.


I have to admire your optimism.

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#4670 bardockkun

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

Glitchiest GotY since Fallout 3? I'll see for myself tonight I guess.

I Keep hearing the PS3 version of the disc game got it worse though, while the download version of it is better over the 360. Meanwhile 360 disc version has problems, but not as bad as PS3 disc and the downloaded version has some problems over the PS3. Eitherway it seems download is the way to go.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

Quick question, does anyone know what time the deal today expires? Got a friend interested in getting it, but they will not be home until late.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:54 PM

Maybe I'm masochistic but I'm considering Backbreaker: Vengeance at 600 points. I'm always up for some quick football if it isn't the same old Madden formula. The user reviews actually look pretty good and the achievements don't look bad. Can anyone vouch one way or another for it?

It's nothing like any other football game out there, even the original Backbreaker on Xbox 360. It's an XBLA version of the mobile games that are just a series of challenges based around the physics engine they've created.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:59 PM

It's nothing like any other football game out there, even the original Backbreaker on Xbox 360. It's an XBLA version of the mobile games that are just a series of challenges based around the physics engine they've created.



My sons, ages 12 and 14, convinced me to get backbreaker vengeance a few months ago.. and we have had a blast with it. They still ask to play it regularly. Its alot of fun with splitscreen multiplayer

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:03 PM

Maybe I'm masochistic but I'm considering Backbreaker: Vengeance at 600 points. I'm always up for some quick football if it isn't the same old Madden formula. The user reviews actually look pretty good and the achievements don't look bad. Can anyone vouch one way or another for it?


I'm definitely considering it as well. The reviews were OK, and almost all of them made a point to critique the price. Since it's now half price, I think that would bump up the overall score of the reviews a little bit. Still, it should have released at 800 and be 400 right now, but I'm not gonna squabble about 200 MSP when it comes to a game that hasn't been on sale in a year and a half since release. If I enjoy the demo as much as I did when it first released, I'll be picking it up.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

Quick question, does anyone know what time the deal today expires? Got a friend interested in getting it, but they will not be home until late.

Around the time the new deals appear is when they basically go down it seems. So basically like 4:30PM PST. So if they want Borderlands 2 season pass they got around 26 hours or so as of the time of me posting this before the deal is gone.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:09 PM

Around the time the new deals appear is when they basically go down it seems. So basically like 4:30PM PST. So if they want Borderlands 2 season pass they got around 26 hours or so as of the time of me posting this before the deal is gone.


Awesome, thanks a bunch! That is indeed what they were planning on grabbing.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:16 PM

Awesome, thanks a bunch! That is indeed what they were planning on grabbing.

I Based it on the times posted off of this http://xbldb.com/off...price-decreases So it should be right, or close to right. Though if they pick it up tonight then there shouldn't be a problem.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

I might as well mention, I did the math & if you download all 5 episodes of The Walking Dead, it'll take up 2,921.51MB, or 2.85GB of your HDD. I'm aware of the issues the disc version has, but I figure it's worth bringing up if you're short on space at the moment (especially with the sale tomorrow) &/or were thinking of getting the disc version.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:01 PM

For what it's worth the problems with the digital release of TWD are nowhere near as awful as the retail disk. The disk version is honestly abysmal.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:02 PM

My sons, ages 12 and 14, convinced me to get backbreaker vengeance a few months ago.. and we have had a blast with it. They still ask to play it regularly. Its alot of fun with splitscreen multiplayer

Not saying it's bad or anything, but it's not really what I'd recommend as an alternative to Madden since it's not a football game. It's fun for what it is though.


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