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#4741 dominator

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:52 AM

That is awesome! I already have the first three episodes I believe so I'm finally getting the last two. I loved the game, but the only reason I hadn't bought them was because of sales, now there's no excuse. In my opinion, TWD is one of gaming's finest moments as far as story-telling goes.

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#4742 E.Nich

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:58 AM

I can't believe they really did a 50 off sale for every episode. Thought that episode 5 would be 320 or so, since it came out recently.

It's really the best deal of this countdown, getting a 2000 MSP new game for 800 MSP is something to remember. Telltale sure knows how to sell.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:14 AM

Still on the fence with TWD. Episode 1 is fun so far but I dont know how much I'd play through 2-5. For free, sure! For 800 points.... I dunno. are the rest of them the same point and click atmosphere of episode 1?

I am however going to abandon my previous opinion on the BL2 DLC and pick up the season pass. 550 MSP a pop for the other 3 DLC (I got Torgue for free) is pretty decent and i dont have to deal with waiting for a sale to come around...

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:17 AM

Still on the fence with TWD. Episode 1 is fun so far but I dont know how much I'd play through 2-5. For free, sure! For 800 points.... I dunno. are the rest of them the same point and click atmosphere of episode 1?

I am however going to abandon my previous opinion on the BL2 DLC and pick up the season pass. 550 MSP a pop for the other 3 DLC (I got Torgue for free) is pretty decent and i dont have to deal with waiting for a sale to come around...


If you enjoy Episode 1, then I would think it is a slam dunk to pick up the remaining episodes at such a great price.

Good call on BL2 DLC. It probably will be on sale again in the next year or so, but unless you don't plan on going through all of vanilla BL2 by then, better to get it now.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:19 AM

Taking into account the free ep. 1 it's a 60% discount on the series. That's a great sale but it's not like _plenty_ of good games haven't been 50-75% off lately.

I swear people lose all perspective when it comes to TWD. First the game gets completely overrated in GOTY polling, then the sale is somehow the most earth-shattering thing to ever hit the Xbox.

The real headline is that a fine point and click got the pretty much standard holiday discount alongside a bunch of other good games.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:23 AM

If you enjoy Episode 1, then I would think it is a slam dunk to pick up the remaining episodes at such a great price.

Good call on BL2 DLC. It probably will be on sale again in the next year or so, but unless you don't plan on going through all of vanilla BL2 by then, better to get it now.


to be honest, I'm not loving it. But I do like the different dialogue/decisions (reminds me of Mass Effect, KOTOR, etc) and the whole game for 800 MSP after discounts is pretty tempting. I could get that much value out of it.

As for BL2, its actually 600 MSP a pop for me on the 3 DLCs since I got Torgue free, but I think it just means BL2 will jump to the front of my backlog. Considering I got in on the Target BF deal and also got 3200 points from Microsoft thanks to them messing up some BF orders, I think I can live with the 1800 MSP for the season pass and having immediate access to the DLC out now and when its released.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:23 AM

Where does Xbox live advertise some of these damn sales, do you just have to go to the game to find them?
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#4748 Elusive

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:25 AM

I downloaded and started episode two of TWD and it decides to start me at the last scene of the first episode again. Odd. Is this one of the common glitches?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:26 AM

Where does Xbox live advertise some of these damn sales, do you just have to go to the game to find them?

There's a GIANT ad that says COUNTDOWN 2013.

can't miss it. :lol:


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:30 AM

Where does Xbox live advertise some of these damn sales, do you just have to go to the game to find them?


There is a tile for this sale all over the dash, but really it's best to track them here since there still is not a comprehensive sales hub, plus you need plan out your points spending.

The dashboard really does need a much better sales section, and (don't shoot me) a hub that mirrors all of the current ads for your region. When there are decent offers through ads it can be a real pain drilling through levels of the dash to find the one you need, if it is even up.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:31 AM

I bit on TWD. 800 MSP for the whole season....just cant pass that up. Finally spending some MS Points! (this and the BL2 season pass are the first things I've gotten this sale)

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:33 AM

As Australia does not have The Walking Dead available would we get a substitute deal?
Also before anyone asks, i know I can get it on an American account (which I am).

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:36 AM

As Australia does not have The Walking Dead available would we get a substitute deal?
Also before anyone asks, i know I can get it on an American account (which I am).


You mean it's not cheaper in Hungary this time? ;)
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:38 AM

Same boat here. I've had good luck with a Lexar Jumpdrive Firefly 16GB and a couple of PNY drives, but the 32GB Transcend I just got loses all data every time you reboot the console.

I'd love to know of a good 32GB stick; I'd buy two right away!



I picked up two 32GB SanDisk Cruzer USBs from Newegg on Black Friday for $13.99 + Free Shipping, to use as backups for my 360. I've had no issues with whatsoever, and I highly recommend it. Newegg has it now priced for $23.99 w/ Free Shipping :

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820171499

Amazon appears to be the cheapest though amongst all the other "big box retailers" : $18.99 (and if you are a "Prime member" or have a "Prime trial" you can get free 2 day shipping.)

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:41 AM

800 is an outstanding deal for The Walking Dead.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:42 AM

If you are going to leave them plugged into the the 360, I'd suggest some of the super low profile drives or mSDHC adapters. Like this:

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or this:

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:43 AM

Nice. Unbeleivably cheap after some discounted points.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:43 AM

You mean it's not cheaper in Hungary this time? ;)


Ok first of all, you can only get with msp so it is same everywhere.
Second, Australia does not have it available on the Australia marketplace (can't remember the reason why). I was just wondering if the Australian marketplace gets a replacement deal as it does not have The Walking Dead as a sale.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:51 AM

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.


The daily deals seem to be ending around noon-1pm Eastern the following afternoon, while the new sales go live in the evening. I tried to do a last minute buy of Hydro Thunder Hurricane yesterday around noon, and while the sale price was still up on the web site, it wouldn't go through with the transaction. Shortly after that the regular price was displayed. The Trials games the day before and Counter-Strike earlier today also expired around the same time.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:55 AM

I had gotten the first two episodes free on PS3 and was actually looking forward to buying the rest as an excuse to keep playing my Ps3 and get trophies. Now though, I don't think I can pass up on this. Plus I got points left over from the three point cards I bought with that Target BF deal. Man, I wish I had gotten 6-8 cards now lol.


I was in the same boat. but couldnt pass this up especially with the Target deal on points.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:59 AM

Still on the fence with TWD. Episode 1 is fun so far but I dont know how much I'd play through 2-5. For free, sure! For 800 points.... I dunno. are the rest of them the same point and click atmosphere of episode 1?

I am however going to abandon my previous opinion on the BL2 DLC and pick up the season pass. 550 MSP a pop for the other 3 DLC (I got Torgue for free) is pretty decent and i dont have to deal with waiting for a sale to come around...


I'm on episode 2 now. It's the same game mechanics, but the story starts getting pretty interesting.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:05 AM

Taking into account the free ep. 1 it's a 60% discount on the series. That's a great sale but it's not like _plenty_ of good games haven't been 50-75% off lately.

I swear people lose all perspective when it comes to TWD. First the game gets completely overrated in GOTY polling, then the sale is somehow the most earth-shattering thing to ever hit the Xbox.

The real headline is that a fine point and click got the pretty much standard holiday discount alongside a bunch of other good games.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:09 AM

So how long is TWD on sale for?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:17 AM

So how long is TWD on sale for?


Expect the sale price for episodes 2-5 to last until around noon Eastern on Saturday. Episode 1 is supposed to be free until 12/31.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:22 AM

I Still find it more strange if anything that in 2012 a simple point and click adventure game on consoles and PC is one of the biggest games of year.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:22 AM

hmm. should i buy TWD or hold the points for skyrim dlc later.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:26 AM

I Still find it more strange if anything that in 2012 a simple point and click adventure game on consoles and PC is one of the biggest games of year.


I'm a little surprised by it too but it's a game that anyone (of age) can enjoy and it has a pretty good story which is still severely lacking in games. I'm sure the fact that it's called The Walking Dead and has zombies doesn't hurt either. Oh yeah and the fact that it cost less than half of what a retail game normally goes for.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:39 AM

I'm a little surprised by it too but it's a game that anyone (of age) can enjoy and it has a pretty good story which is still severely lacking in games. I'm sure the fact that it's called The Walking Dead and has zombies doesn't hurt either. Oh yeah and the fact that it cost less than half of what a retail game normally goes for.

Even take away the sale, I'm just still weirded out that a genre defined dead by many for over a decade is still one that's getting game of the year awards and one that people are talking about. Just a bit baffled when you stop and look, or at least for me I guess.

Besides that though I am enjoying the game.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:41 AM

Gotta say I'm really grooving on Dust. Thought that 1,000 point combo achievement would have been hard but I just managed to get nearly 16k. Certainly makes my night feel a little better.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:48 AM

Even take away the sale, I'm just still weirded out that a genre defined dead by many for over a decade is still one that's getting game of the year awards and one that people are talking about. Just a bit baffled when you stop and look, or at least for me I guess.

Besides that though I am enjoying the game.


I know what you mean, it is pretty odd. Odd in a very good way though imo. If you had told me this would be one of the biggest/best games of the year back in 2011 I would have thought you were nuts. No way would what is basically a point and click adventure see this kind of success in this day and age. I've always loved games like this though and I hope more are made because of it's success.