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#5431 Outrun9

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

I picked up 3 on 3 NHL Arcade. A lots of fun for just $2.50. If you love hockey then this is a must. I would of preferred to get it for ps3 because you can play up to 6 players locally but that damn psn price is still $9.99. I'll also get in for ps3 when on sale for $4.99 or less!

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#5432 Zonic505

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:33 PM

That DLC for Doritos Crash Course is out today for 160 MSP. 10 additional levels, easier/alt. versions of the Japan levels, 3 achievements for 100G, and 2 avatar awards (DACC Helicopter for completing all Las Vegas levels & Union Jack Hat for beating the London levels). There's also a trial available if you want to try the DLC out before buying.
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#5433 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:42 PM

I tried out a bunch of the XBLA Smartglass games and they're all disappointing. They just offer links, control layout, and achievement lists on my Nexus 7, which seems more the barebones implementation that all games should have if they want to do it that way. I'd almost rather these games not have this stuff at all and see them have a more unique use of the tech (like the overworld map in Dust, lots more leaderboard info in Pinball FX2, and displaying objective info and blueprint trees in A World of Keflings) than what's there.


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#5434 Dark Rider

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:48 PM

That DLC for Doritos Crash Course is out today for 160 MSP. 10 additional levels, easier/alt. versions of the Japan levels, 3 achievements for 100G, and 2 avatar awards (DACC Helicopter for completing all Las Vegas levels & Union Jack Hat for beating the London levels). There's also a trial available if you want to try the DLC out before buying.


Such a timely DLC. I might grab the trial.

#5435 Felder71

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:51 PM

That DLC for Doritos Crash Course is out today for 160 MSP. 10 additional levels, easier/alt. versions of the Japan levels, 3 achievements for 100G, and 2 avatar awards (DACC Helicopter for completing all Las Vegas levels & Union Jack Hat for beating the London levels). There's also a trial available if you want to try the DLC out before buying.


Considering how awesome CC is and it's free, I'm more than happy to throw $2 their way for more levels.
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#5436 Chrono Gear

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:55 PM

That DLC for Doritos Crash Course is out today for 160 MSP. 10 additional levels, easier/alt. versions of the Japan levels, 3 achievements for 100G, and 2 avatar awards (DACC Helicopter for completing all Las Vegas levels & Union Jack Hat for beating the London levels). There's also a trial available if you want to try the DLC out before buying.


I think you had me at Union Jack Hat. I could wait for a sale on it but for 160msp I'm only out 80 if it does ever go on sale and 160 if it goes free for some reason. Super tempted even though I never finished the original game.

#5437 bardockkun

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:08 AM


Didn't have problems with the save file (thanks God, because repeating a chapter or two would mean a lot of hours of things I already did/watched, though I could change my decisions). The only problem I had was some strange thing with a scene at the end of the third episode where they repeated (just one time) the first or two first words of all the sentences.

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#5438 IronChariot

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:57 AM

What... now Fish announces Fez is coming to other platformers after the 360 sale.

#5439 E.Nich

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:17 AM

Yup, I had the same issue. I also had the brightness issue a lot of people get where I had to keep going in to adjust it because it would get darker and darker every time I came back to the game.

Whoa! I'm glad I didn't get that progressive dark screen. Did you fix it through monitor bright adjustment or the game has an option for that?

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Yep, that's the scene. It seems that has happened to all three of us, so must be a bug that they couldn't solve. It's a minor problem fortunately.

#5440 bardockkun

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:51 AM

Yeah, the game gets ridiculously hard to see no matter how you adjust brightness as well. It was especially a problem during episode 4, but I didn't die or anything from it, but it was just an inconvenience.
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#5441 Bloomy

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:51 AM

I don't recall seeing it mentioned in the topic (and a search turned up nothing), though I did see an article eastx wrote about it, Double Fine's Happy Action Theater was delisted from the marketplace. I know some here like to keep track of such things. Unlike Pinball FX, at least there's no DLC to prevent those with the game in their backlog from being able to complete the achievements.

On a related note, the Kinect Party base game and full unlock downloads still show as free on xbox.com. Thought that was only supposed to last until the countdown sale ended.

#5442 Chrono Gear

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:55 AM

I don't recall seeing it mentioned in the topic (and a search turned up nothing), though I did see an article eastx wrote about it, Double Fine's Happy Action Theater was delisted from the marketplace. I know some here like to keep track of such things. Unlike Pinball FX, at least there's no DLC to prevent those with the game in their backlog from being able to complete the achievements.


That's a huge bummer. One more reason not to bother getting a Kinect I guess.

#5443 sicsonic

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:04 AM

There's always people here who hate great games, it doesn't make sense. It's mainly why I don't believe all the negative reviews here.

#5444 MattZack

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:05 AM

That's a huge bummer. One more reason not to bother getting a Kinect I guess.


All the games on Happy Action Theater are in Kinect Party which was free before the first of the year.
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#5445 Chrono Gear

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:10 AM

All the games on Happy Action Theater are in Kinect Party which was free before the first of the year.


Different set of achievements? Love me some fun/easy achievements. And of course I downloaded Kinect Party since it was free. Might as well just in case right?

Also, finally got the code I was working last night in Fez to work. Took a couple more tries. I guess my system wasn't registering my button presses correctly.

#5446 Shifty Effect

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:05 AM

The CAG in me is disappointed in this weeks sale. The gamer in me is saying 'wtf is wrong with you, you just bought 6000 msp worth of 50% off games! The backlog is incredible.'

As for the whole Fish thing, I am happy to say that I have the ability to differentiate a game itself and the personality(s) that creates them. Especially for 400 msp ;).

#5447 sicsonic

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:46 AM

As for the whole Fish thing, I am happy to say that I have the ability to differentiate a game itself and the personality(s) that creates them. Especially for 400 msp ;).


Please don't get this started again. That last post above was a different subject, he was bummed it was announced for other platforms after he bought it on 360 when it was thought that'd be the only platform.

Nothing to do with the like/hate Fish, support/not support Fez issue that we've been over a million times here, so don't start it again.

#5448 Chrono Gear

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:56 AM

I'm excited to hear Fez is coming to other platforms. I'm absolutely having a blast with it the past few days and would love to see an iOS version. I'd imagine it would have to be completely overhauled to work with the control scheme. Essentially a totally new experience. Or so I would expect.

#5449 rapsodist

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:17 AM

Huh?


The game clearly tries to dismiss its references in a wink wink nod response to cynicism over referential humor. It's saying something is lame but continuing to do it anyway.

#5450 biledriver

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:22 AM

There's always people here who hate great games, it doesn't make sense. It's mainly why I don't believe all the negative reviews here.


This is silly. Liking something is entirely subjective to the person. There is NO one game that is great to everyone. When people review things they always do so from their own unique viewpoint.

What makes a game great to you, doesn't have to make it great for me or anyone else. It makes perfect sense.

#5451 BettercallPitPat

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

Austin cag PSA - interesting indie gaming event tomorrow. http://juegosrancher...swan-cosmic-dj/

#5452 sicsonic

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:52 AM

This is silly. Liking something is entirely subjective to the person. There is NO one game that is great to everyone. When people review things they always do so from their own unique viewpoint.

What makes a game great to you, doesn't have to make it great for me or anyone else. It makes perfect sense.


What?

I'm not saying there's games that every single one person is going to like, but the ones that are generally considered "great" among a majority of people are ripped apart on this board like they're TOTAL garbage, worth less then $5, etc. and these are some titles that some legitimate game review sites consider great or even best of the year in some aspects and in terms of downloadable games.

Besides, all I said is I don't take any opinions seriously here because of it, that shouldn't affect you, and I'm not saying you have to like the games. Just saying I won't pass up on games because someone here doesn't like it.

#5453 Shifty Effect

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:28 AM

The CAG in me is disappointed in this weeks sale. The gamer in me is saying 'wtf is wrong with you, you just bought 6000 msp worth of 50% off games! The backlog is incredible.

As for the whole Fish thing, I am happy to say that I have the ability to differentiate a game itself and the personality(s) that creates them. Especially for 400 msp ;).


Please don't get this started again. That last post above was a different subject, he was bummed it was announced for other platforms after he bought it on 360 when it was thought that'd be the only platform.

Nothing to do with the like/hate Fish, support/not support Fez issue that we've been over a million times here, so don't start it again.


You could of just ignored the message then, people need to learn to do that. But alas I understand.

This is silly. Liking something is entirely subjective to the person. There is NO one game that is great to everyone. When people review things they always do so from their own unique viewpoint.

What makes a game great to you, doesn't have to make it great for me or anyone else. It makes perfect sense.


I agree. Let me explain...

What?

I'm not saying there's games that every single one person is going to like, but the ones that are generally considered "great" among a majority of people are ripped apart on this board like they're TOTAL garbage, worth less then $5, etc. and these are some titles that some legitimate game review sites consider great or even best of the year in some aspects and in terms of downloadable games.

Besides, all I said is I don't take any opinions seriously here because of it, that shouldn't affect you, and I'm not saying you have to like the games. Just saying I won't pass up on games because someone here doesn't like it.


Take note that "legitimate game review sites" are paid for their reviews, it's their job. They have been known to have been "influenced" by other parties to give out higher/lower ratings. This still continues to this day, and is a sad part of gaming journalism.

With that being said if you took the rating average as a whole of a particular game and or dig a certain reviewer. Then it's fairly safe to say that is what the game deserves. A good game is a good game. But then you have people on here and all over, that don't agree with certain ratings and glorified reviews. This is as biledriver says is a matter of perspective and preference.

Let me rap this up by saying I love Skyrim, I think that it's a classic worthy of it's praise. Same with most games of the franchise, but that's just my thing. Someone else may not "get" the game, might not like it's mechanics, art style, graphics, gameplay, story etc. etc.

That's just how it is, But do think that overly ripping a game up again and again without mercy is too much, people need restraint.

#5454 tunavi

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:17 AM

When did the Xbox Originals get price drops?

#5455 sicsonic

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

That's just how it is, But do think that overly ripping a game up again and again without mercy is too much, people need restraint.



That's all I'm saying.

"Bad" games these days aren't nothing compared to the "bad" retro games of yesteryear. They don't deserved to be ripped apart moreso then those TRULY shitty games of the past.

#5456 bruceg

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

Got an email about new screenshots for Zeno Clash 2 that also mentions Zeno Clash UE on XBLA will be 50% off this week:

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I got the same e-mail, yet the game is still 800 msp...

#5457 Cornelius

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

Retro City is out, but Australia does not get it. Australia screwed again.


If you think you'd be camping frequently in the USA's Marketplace for games, then you might look into a VPN solution, where all your traffic is routed & NAT'd through a USA-based switch. Should only be $10 for a very basic plan (and I'm sure "free" options are out there too), and with the right router on tlyour end, you could probably even force your 360's IP traffic to always go through the VPN. Just something to try ...

RE: the EA arcade games ... yes, they were "open" at the time XBLDB found them, but then the went GOLD-only at some point. :-(

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

Got an email about new screenshots for Zeno Clash 2 that also mentions Zeno Clash UE on XBLA will be 50% off this week:

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Maybe next week, then ... since EA seems to have exclusivity this week?

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

Haha, you can unlock Phil Fish skin in Retro City Rampage.


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#5460 eastx

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

The game clearly tries to dismiss its references in a wink wink nod response to cynicism over referential humor. It's saying something is lame but continuing to do it anyway.


Would you like to support that with evidence? It sounds like a baseless claim to me.

That's a huge bummer. One more reason not to bother getting a Kinect I guess.


I assume this is already understood, but just in case: there is no downside to Happy Action Theater getting delisted except new users can't get those Achievements any more. Kinect Party completely replaces the original game, with all of the old content plus lots more.

Edited by eastx, 03 January 2013 - 03:25 PM.

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