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#5581 Felder71

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:15 AM

Woah, 1000 wins for $12? Someone has no concept of the term "opportunity costs". I imagine they can make a heck of a lot more in the same amount of time mopping floors at McDonald's. Obviously, they use this opportunity to take info from your account in some way.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:22 AM

Woah, 1000 wins for $12? Someone has no concept of the term "opportunity costs". I imagine they can make a heck of a lot more in the same amount of time mopping floors at McDonald's. Obviously, they use this opportunity to take info from your account in some way.


Im sure they exploit,play tons of accounts at once, and outsource to 3rd world nations where they pay pennies

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:53 AM

And you could get banned from Xbox Live (either directly or as reported by Activision) for boosting gamerscore, achievements, or other in-game progress.

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Have your identity stolen for giving your Xbox Live-affiliated email address & password to a 3rd-party.

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Have all your friends' identities scraped from your Xbox Live account.

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Find your Microsoft Points balance wiped to 0 MSP.


but..but... they have a 48 hour gaurantee
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#5584 vantheman

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:01 AM

Im sure they exploit,play tons of accounts at once, and outsource to 3rd world nations where they pay pennies

Or they hack :roll:

#5585 tylerh1701

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:23 AM

So, Monday night decisions, decided to cave in and get Diabolical Pitch for 400 MSP. And as much as it pains me to do it, I'm gonna have to skip Puzzle Quest Galactrix for now. The 800 MSP price point + horror stories about the timed hacking puzzles turned me off too much.

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#5586 CAiNiAC

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:12 AM

So, Monday night decisions, decided to cave in and get Diabolical Pitch for 400 MSP. And as much as it pains me to do it, I'm gonna have to skip Puzzle Quest Galactrix for now. The 800 MSP price point + horror stories about the timed hacking puzzles turned me off too much.




I'm in the same boat about Galactrix. I have a feeling I'm going to regret it though.

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#5587 Crono-00

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:23 AM

Now that I've taken advantage of the 2 months of Gold for $2 when my account dropped to silver, the savings on Deal of the Week better cover the costs for the next couple months ;). This past week of deals was a wash for me, and I'll have about 8 or so more chances for some fine deals from my Gold Membership. Although new XBLA titles were discounted for the first time ever this past week, but I've evaluated the titles based on my level of interest, price, likelihood of completion from my backlog with respect to the potential of EA server shutdown.



There are definitely good and bad Achievements. Frankly, nobody likes the ones for winning X number of online games, especially when X is greater than 10. It gets even worse when the publisher might shut the servers down as EA loves to do. But like you said, some devs think of really creative ones that get you to play in fun ways or encourage you to try modes that you might otherwise overlook.


Even if it appears the earlier retail disc release of NBA Jam will have its servers shut down, I really got to put the XBLA NBA Jam: On Fire Edition towards the top of my priorities in my backlog just in case EA intends on shutting it down as well in the relatively near future (some EA titles had their servers shut down, within a short time without a proper replacement game). EA's frequent server shutdowns compels me to get the online achievements while they are still available, even when I am not much of an achievement whore (I will try to be an achievement hunter, achievements can be fun goals as eastx describes, but I will not stress if I do not get achievements), but that's the thing: I just don't like the idea of potential game-playing fun to be taken from me.

With the possibility of the Durango, Xbox 362, or whatever you want to call it for now, on the horizon, Live support for my current XBLA and 360 titles are all probably numbered. I had no idea original Xbox titles could still be played on Live at one time since most backwards compatible titles logged me out of Live when played on the 360 so I assumed online was unavailable, until I got word the service was to be discontinued (I imagine Burnout 3 would have been great). So not only EA server shutdowns (along with NBA 2k games, Chromehounds, Phantasy Star Universe, and others) the thought extends to the rest of the Xbox 360 titles on my backlog. I will never get to have my one remaining Low Rider achievement on 1 vs. 100, and that makes me sad about a missed opportunity :cry:.

With all the achievement and backlog talk, don't worry, I am constantly working slowly through my backlog. [On a side note, I almost got the Lunar Eclipse achievement for the Moon Knight table on Pinball FX2, until I hit 42 of 50 and went full retard; I did notice on the Pinball FX2 table selection screen, 4 of the PS3 tables from Zen Pinball got released as a pack, and would love to add to my backlog if those will ever get a discount on 360.] I don't mind adding more to my backlog with great games at great prices. I'm just concerned for the titles I do have may have features taken away due to a lack of online servers in the future.



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 didn't get that e-mail so was the offer for Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition the deal for last week or this upcoming week? It had been offered at a discount price before, and I passed up on it because I felt like it did not appeal enough to my tastes on initial impressions (it is ugly, not technically wrong, just not aesthetically pleasing to my eye; it is like looking at all the fugly of default 360 Oblivion/Skyrim NPCs: they hit every branch of the ugly tree on the way down, then the developers say "you are ready" - but the game can still be fun). I hope there is more tomorrow for me to get.



Without reliance on Deal of the Week, the Sales & Specials + app also offered some repeat discounts. I maintain my purchasing decision to stick with just the first Puzzle Quest on the 360 (and it was wonderful at 400MSP), but I still crave a discount for The Revenge of the Plague Lord DLC which clings to that 700MSP price point like it doesn't want me to play it. Every time any of the Puzzle Quest games goes on discount, it always comes to my mind and I am always disappointed by the DLC's absence.

Here's hoping to a good upcoming week of deals. The week is already looking up with Max Anarchy to be out today at a base price of $30USD (normally I'd wait for disc titles to go cheaper, but I figure a :puke: Gamestop preorder also includes the Bayonetta character and a couple of game modes DLC, which will probably sell later on the Xbox marketplace for I estimate about 240MSP, has enough value for me even without a discount). I'll be paying attention to this thread for all the updates.


EDIT: Since there is no new DotW thread for the new year, I'll just tack on an early year hope for this year on XBLA. I've already covered what I am looking forward to in 2013 on XBLA along with the titles I still want on discount in previous posts, so I would like to just add to my wall of text by asking you to imagine. Imagine a GigaWing collection on XBLA; Capcom and Takumi, make it happen. Capcom already does quite a few fighting game collection re-releases on XBLA, I'm looking forward to Darkstalkers Resurrection as mentioned before, but I've had great memories with GigaWing (1)'s ridiculously large numbers for scores (somehow large numbers are fun) and GigaWing 2 characters yelling "reflect force" and "reflect lazer" (all the time especially when played 4-players, where I start feeling bad for the games bosses). Granted I've not played GigaWing Generations, but I imagine that'd be really great in addition to the rest of the collection with the side accomplishments, art galleries, and maybe developer insights as an XBLA title, that one I imagine I could even pay a whole 1200MSP for! [also, I know of Mars Matrix's greatness too, tack that on and yep definately 1200MSP for me] End imaginationland edit =P

Edited by Crono-00, 08 January 2013 - 05:47 AM.
I had expected a new DotW thread for the new year ^^


#5588 goldeneye64

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:35 AM

I can't believe they took MLB Bobblehead Pros down without it ever getting discounted. I was a huge fan of the series but never bought the add on content since it was just as much as the main game at 800 points. Now i regret it since the only way to edit players was through that MLB Bobblehead Stars add on. I wish Microsoft would post somewhere before they take games down to give people a chance to buy stuff before it is taken down for good.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:50 AM

I can't believe they took MLB Bobblehead Pros down without it ever getting discounted. I was a huge fan of the series but never bought the add on content since it was just as much as the main game at 800 points. Now i regret it since the only way to edit players was through that MLB Bobblehead Stars add on. I wish Microsoft would post somewhere before they take games down to give people a chance to buy stuff before it is taken down for good.


They took it down?

Well, Fuck.
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#5590 tylerh1701

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:50 AM

I can't believe they took MLB Bobblehead Pros down without it ever getting discounted. I was a huge fan of the series but never bought the add on content since it was just as much as the main game at 800 points. Now i regret it since the only way to edit players was through that MLB Bobblehead Stars add on. I wish Microsoft would post somewhere before they take games down to give people a chance to buy stuff before it is taken down for good.


They took it down? Oh shit, I got lucky on that one. I bought the game during one of the Xbox Rewards promos that involved sports games. Part of me had a feeling that, with a major license like MLB, the chances of it disappearing were pretty high.

I didn't buy any of the add-ons either, but I don't think I'll regret that at all.

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#5591 BUTTON_sMASHER

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Pretty big 2k sale showing up on my dashboard. 4 pages :D

Page 1: borderlands stuff

Page 2: Bioshock stuff

Page 3: Mafia stuff

Page 4:leftovers

Oh, and DotW Future Soldier DLC.

#5592 billydeewilliams

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

whats the left overs?

#5593 bardockkun

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

Hmm, Mechromancer for half off is tempting.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

Picked up Khyber Strike for Ghost Recon: FS and Winterbottom can't go wrong for 200 MSP.

#5595 Tsel

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

Axel & Pixel is also 200 MSP.

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#5596 sicsonic

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

whats the left overs?


Duke Nukem Forever (GoD) - $19.99 ($10.00 off) - LOL
Civilization Revolution (GoD) - $29.99 ($10.00 off)
NBA 2k12 Legends Showcase DLC - 800 (400 off) - Is that right?
Axel & Pixel - 200 (600 off)
Misadventures of PB Winterbottom - 200 (600 off)

PB Winterbottom is DEFINITELY worth 200 if you don't have it.

I'll most likely bite on Axel & Pixel, don't think I've seen it at 200.

#5597 Tsel

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

^Aside from that, it's just the usual Bioshock/Mafia/Borderlands content. Doesn't look to be any new discounts or anything. I haven't played Mafia II in years, but how is the DLC? I always wanted to play Joe's Adventure.

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#5598 Royal High Knight

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

I wish the creature slaughter dome was half off aswell. Oh well with borderlands 2 going on sale next week, I'll have something to hold me over till Dead Space 3.

#5599 Sath666

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

Axel & Pixel - 200 (600 off)
Misadventures of PB Winterbottom - 200 (600 off)


I think everyone should pick up these without even trial'd them. Amazing prices. ;)

#5600 kdiddy1989

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

I think everyone should pick up these without even trial'd them. Amazing prices. ;)


If you had to pick one...which one? Just out of curiosity...Leaning towards Axel & Pixel. Seems interesting...something new and different.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

Excellent Video. lol


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#5602 Sath666

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

If you had to pick one...which one? Just out of curiosity...Leaning towards Axel & Pixel. Seems interesting...something new and different.


Probably i would get Axel & Pixel, but at this price Winterbottom is a steal. It's pretty good.

Sales & Specials+ app

Pool Nation - 400msp (was 800)
Scarygirl - 400msp (was 800)
Swarm - 160msp (was 400)

I'll go with Pool Nation. :D

#5603 jetthead

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

I went ahead and picked up Axel & Pixel and Winterbottom. At 200 msp it really is a no-brainer. Also grabbed the mechromancer for B2. :applause:

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

All done in the OP ... and wouldn't you know it ... Spylon kick-started his scraper while I was doing the edit! :)

I'll call it an evening for now, and let others grab the share'able BB-code from http://www.xbldb.com , plus add the S&S+ app (otherwise I can throw those in quickly). Without going back to the Dashboard, it was difficult to determine if a couple of the GoD markdowns are either Kinect sales or simply permanent drops, but that's splitting hairs.

I'll probably later add links to the "Mafia II Director's Cut" from http://www.play-asia.com, since $32 is still a good price for getting all that DLC merged into the game, and the disc is region-free ... which is good, because Amazon's already dropped the product (whereas it used to be Amazon-exclusive).

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Looks like the mechromancer pack was a goof, as its already listed as expired on spylon's page. =/ Several tempting prices with the S&S app and the 200 MSP games... dotw may be a snooze, but there's other places for my points to go... decisions decisions...

edit: strange. xbldb shows the mechromancer as expired, but it's still showing as 400 on xbox.com... need to make that decision quick i guess.

#5606 Junpei

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

Probably i would get Axel & Pixel, but at this price Winterbottom is a steal. It's pretty good.

Sales & Specials+ app

Pool Nation - 400msp (was 800)
Scarygirl - 400msp (was 800)
Swarm - 160msp (was 400)

I'll go with Pool Nation. :D


I'm leaning toward Scarygirl, the demo was pretty interesting but reviews have been quite polarizing all around... has anyone already bought it? Does the wonderful Burton-esque atmosphere holds up till the end or fades away after a bit (like Limbo does... yeah, I loved that game, but wasn't particularly fond of the later "mechanical" levels)? Also, is it long enough (i.e. 4-5 hours at least, contingent collectibles excluded)?
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#5607 ZombiesWorld

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

Grabbed Axel & Pixel and Winterbottom. I recommend Swarm at 160msp. I bought it a few weeks back when it was 200msp and had alot of fun with it.

#5608 jetthead

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Looks like the mechromancer pack was a goof, as its already listed as expired on spylon's page. =/ Several tempting prices with the S&S app and the 200 MSP games... dotw may be a snooze, but there's other places for my points to go... decisions decisions...

edit: strange. xbldb shows the mechromancer as expired, but it's still showing as 400 on xbox.com... need to make that decision quick i guess.


Still 400 on the dashboard

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

Probably i would get Axel & Pixel, but at this price Winterbottom is a steal. It's pretty good.

Sales & Specials+ app

Pool Nation - 400msp (was 800)
Scarygirl - 400msp (was 800)
Swarm - 160msp (was 400)

I'll go with Pool Nation. :D


Nice, some decent deals there, in for Pool Nation and Scarygirl.

Grabbed the Mechromancer pack as well.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

Looks like the mechromancer pack was a goof, as its already listed as expired on spylon's page. =/ Several tempting prices with the S&S app and the 200 MSP games... dotw may be a snooze, but there's other places for my points to go... decisions decisions...

edit: strange. xbldb shows the mechromancer as expired, but it's still showing as 400 on xbox.com... need to make that decision quick i guess.


she's the cover tile for the sale and has a tile on page 1 of the sale... i don't think its a mistake