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#5821 Seasick Pirate

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

Can anyone tell me if the Borderlands 2 Mechromancer character is tied to the profile or console?
I have 2 consoles and normally purchase items on my secondary console so I have it available there if I ever want it. I'm just not sure if a whole new character and it's save files would transfer this way.

I bought Trine 2, when that was last on sale, only to find only the console that purchased it can actually save the game. Annoying. Tried searching the Gearbox forums for this and only found people having transfer issues.

Any info on this would be great. Thanks!

#5822 loc0bob

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:09 PM

As for the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier DLC, does anyone know if that is multi-player only, or are those missions that are available during the single-player as well? I've heard the multi-player is dead.

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#5823 seppuku

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

I was going to bite on Swarm, but apparently I bought it last time it was on sale in the Sales and Specials app (for 200 I think). Note that it doesn't show up as already purchased in the marketplace or even the S&S app itself. Lame.

Scary girl demo was OK, but the gameplay felt a little...disconnected. If it were on sale outside the crappy app, I'd maybe think a little bit harder about it. As it stands though, Dust An Elysian Tale is in my backlog, along with another plat former or two that I can't even think of right now.

Winterbottom is a maybe. Was on my sale watch list, but fell off as my backlog has grown. At only 200 msp I think it has enough charm for me to take the risk of never playing it.
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#5824 hellhunde

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

I'm pretty sure I ended up getting better guns than the Gearbox guns before I hit level 3 or 4. And this was on 4 different characters. They're pretty crappy, really.


That's usually correct, with the exception of the sniper rifle. The Gearbox sniper rifle is better than most of what you'll find for the early levels, while the other weapons are pretty plentiful.

#5825 Cage017

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

That's good to know about trials and demos. Thanks, guys.

I ended up getting both games with Winterbottom being my favorite of the two. Reminds me of Braid which I also liked.

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#5826 GamerDude316

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

Have still yet to pull the trigger on Mechromancer or Bioshock GOD/DLC...need some recmommendations here.

#5827 E.Nich

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:31 AM

I bought Trine 2, when that was last on sale, only to find only the console that purchased it can actually save the game. Annoying. Tried searching the Gearbox forums for this and only found people having transfer issues.

Any info on this would be great. Thanks!

I also had a problem with the saves on my console (only have one), I noticed that sometimes the dashboard read the game as "trial" and not "full game", and that was the only reason it didn't read the saves.

I mean, if you load the game and doesn't let you load the save state, just return to dashboad (get out of the game through game's menu) until it let's you load it (the save state). Once you do, you won't have problems saving the game.

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#5828 mebegod

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:08 AM

I've just been waiting for so long! I really enjoy platformers, enjoyed the demo, and enjoy the art style. There were never any codes to trade for on the trade thread, and add to that the fact that Europe got it on sale forever ago, but that sale never made it over to the States. It slowly became my XBLA white whale. (my 2nd one, my first one was Symphony of the Night because I passed on it like 3.5 years ago because there were like 20 good games on sale and so SotN was the odd man out. I remember justifying it to myself that "the graphics looked to crappy". It didn't go on sale for another year or so, it slowly became my first white whale).

So today is kind of a big day in my book. :)

EDIT: Here are 6 posts of mine from this thread where I mention Scarygirl.


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#5829 tylerh1701

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:43 AM

so after a few days what are your thoughts on scarygirl
my white whale is half minute hero


I've only played a few levels, it's not too bad. I wasn't expecting it to be great, it was just a game that's been out for a while, on my radar, and never seemed to drop.

The funny (sad) think about Half Minute Hero is that it was definitely my favorite XBLA game from 2011, and it sucks that so many people here haven't had a chance to check it out yet. It's really fun and addictive, one of the few games I went back and replayed virtually every level to make sure I got everything in the single player campaign.

(I treated myself to HMH during the Summer of Arcade 2011, we were in a huge drought on DotW and I wanted something new to check out, even if it meant paying full price. I got lucky I picked a game that still hasn't gone on sell another 1.5 years later.)

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#5830 Antarael Dulacre

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:47 AM

I've only played a few levels, it's not too bad. I wasn't expecting it to be great, it was just a game that's been out for a while, on my radar, and never seemed to drop.

The funny (sad) think about Half Minute Hero is that it was definitely my favorite XBLA game from 2011, and it sucks that so many people here haven't had a chance to check it out yet. It's really fun and addictive, one of the few games I went back and replayed virtually every level to make sure I got everything in the single player campaign.

(I treated myself to HMH during the Summer of Arcade 2011, we were in a huge drought on DotW and I wanted something new to check out, even if it meant paying full price. I got lucky I picked a game that still hasn't gone on sell another 1.5 years later.)


Did you beat the 3 Second Hero yet? Hard as hell xD

#5831 super marioPS2

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:09 AM

How is Mafia 2? Is it a good length and is it a good game?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

How is Mafia 2? Is it a good length and is it a good game?


I found the main game to be pretty good, around 7 or 8 out of 10 personally. The DLC severely lacked, at least for me. Just didn't feel as solid as the main game, but I picked them both up on sale. Main game: worth it. DLC would be iffy if I had to do it again, but I'm in it for the achievements so I'd probably still do it again.

Howlongtobeat puts Mafia 2 main story at ~13 hrs on average, it was a reasonable length - not too long, not too short. Can't wait for a Mafia 3.

#5833 Masters_93

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:13 AM

How is Mafia 2? Is it a good length and is it a good game?


I'd say rent it (or watch some Youtube gameplay) it's a pretty good game and I think the length's pretty good too (never managed to finish it, got distracted) but if you're into that kind of setting, I'd say it's a good deal.

#5834 silverrat23

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:26 AM

How is Mafia 2? Is it a good length and is it a good game?


Like what the others said above, but mind that it has no replay value after the main story, so be aware.

#5835 Cornelius

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:32 AM

Can anyone tell me if the Borderlands 2 Mechromancer character is tied to the profile or console? I have 2 consoles and normally purchase items on my secondary console so I have it available there if I ever want it. I'm just not sure if a whole new character and it's save files would transfer this way.

The Mecromancer Pack works like any XBLA, GoD, DLC, etc ... you get 1 license for the console upon which it's 1st downloaded upon (your 2nd console in this case), and 1 license for your own XBL profile. The game will detect the presence of the DLC on the HDD, and open up the 5th character to play. You'll get some conflicting info if YOU are on the 1st 360 (signed in), and someone else is on the 2nd console (where it was 1st downloaded), because to them, it will still say the content is available to be purchased for 800 MSP (400 thru Tuesday morning) ... but it will also say "Installed" (and yes, even in a green font!), meaning it's still valid, but just not purchased by the current XBL account.

PSN works just like the "1st console downloaded" rule ... as long as there's a valid console license on the console, then any account (profile) on that console has access to the Mechromancer, even though the game still prompts the other profiles to buy the pack.

So in summary, yes, it's safe to purchase on your 2nd Xbox to use for any account there. The only difference to that "1st download console + current Live account" dual-license paradigm are avatar items ... because they're ONLY valid for the XBL account that purchased them, regardless of where they were downloaded.

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#5836 tylerh1701

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:37 AM

Did you beat the 3 Second Hero yet? Hard as hell xD


Yes, but not by myself. I think I had to use a guide every step of the way. I couldn't figure out what the hell to do.

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#5837 Cornelius

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:48 AM

Suggestion: When a game goes on sale, can you guys add whether or not there is a demo or trial of said game? I didn't know Axel & Pixel and Winterbottom had them until I did a Bing search. Would save a lot of time. In addition, how do you guys know when new trials/demos are added to Live?

Each time we @ CAG (and Spylon on XBLDB) link to an XBLA game in the OP, we're using the same link that the Xbox.com Marketplace provides, which simply goes to the page showing ALL Marketplace items for that game. Amongst the items available for purchase/download, you'll see both "Trial Game - <blah>" and "Full Game - <blah>". Both download the very same XBLA game, it's just that the "full game" includes a DRM wrapper which includes 2 licenses ... 1 for the console that's 1st downloading the game, and a 2nd license for the purchasing XBL account. That way, when the XBLA game is moved to another system, the purchasing XBL account will still unlock the game (albeit, only when online).

For demos, there's not a great system, except to watch Major Nelson's blog @ www.MajorNelson.com, or other news sites. You could watch new entries available on the Marketplace @ http://marketplace.x...tBy=ReleaseDate, but frankly, the Xbox.com website is nearly worthless because Search works horribly, and it's difficult for Xbox just keeping it running (though simply having a web-based Marketplace is 1000x better than PSN's lame attempt). On the 360, you could bring up the Marketplace (Games tab -> "Browse Games" square) and look under Arcade, On Demand, or Extras (for Demos), but just watching news sites (like GiantBomb, Joystiq, IGN, X360, GamesRadar, etc) are probably the best outlets for what's coming down the line, because they're plugged into all the publishers, and not just on release-day like Major Nelson.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:53 AM

A few questions.
1. Anybody think a game of the year will come out for borderland 2? I have not got the game yet and it will be a fair while before I get it, just trying to decide if I should get the dlc while it is on special, or wait for a Game of Year.
2. I have mafia 2 already and it looks as though there is a lot of dlc on sale. Any dlc for the game that stands out over the others?
3.For the Bioshock 1 and 2 collection that is coming out it says there is new dlc previously just for ps3. I already have both games so just wanting to know if it is coming out as dlc also?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

A few questions.
1. Anybody think a game of the year will come out for borderland 2? I have not got the game yet and it will be a fair while before I get it, just trying to decide if I should get the dlc while it is on special, or wait for a Game of Year.


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#5840 ERROR SUCCESS

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

For demos, there's not a great system


http://www.xboxgamin...rtype=&region=2

is pretty good.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

Have still yet to pull the trigger on Mechromancer or Bioshock GOD/DLC...need some recmommendations here.


Mechromancer is a fun class, so much that I wish I'd skipped my playthrough with the assassin Zero. Having the Deathtrap makes you a huge asset when playing multiplayer and it also makes single player more fun and slightly easier (I die less because of this).

If you're thinking about BioShock, jump man. It's good stuff. I don't think it can get much cheaper. As far as the DLC goes, I've only played the standard game. Multiplayer on BS2 wasn't bad either, though its not necessary.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

Mechromancer is a fun class, so much that I wish I'd skipped my playthrough with the assassin Zero. Having the Deathtrap makes you a huge asset when playing multiplayer and it also makes single player more fun and slightly easier (I die less because of this).

If you're thinking about BioShock, jump man. It's good stuff. I don't think it can get much cheaper. As far as the DLC goes, I've only played the standard game. Multiplayer on BS2 wasn't bad either, though its not necessary.


I think my only hesitation on Mechromancer is that I'll pretty much just be doing SP. But, I'll probably pick it up anyway since I have the season pass.

For Bioshock, I think I'm just gonna pick up the Ultimate edition. Right now, I'd pay $25 for BS1,2, and Minerva's Den DLC on demand. For an extra $5 I get physical discs, case, additional DLC, stickers, etc.

#5843 Sanges99

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

In addition, how do you guys know when new trials/demos are added to Live?


At least twice a week--Tuesdays & Fridays--I make it a habit of hitting the Games [Marketplace] on the dashboard (Games tab>>Browse Games>>) and perusing the "New Releases" tile of the pertinent menus:
  • Arcade (where you'll find XBLA titles and their demos),
  • On Demand (self-explan'),
  • Indie (mini-downloadable games produced by the VERY-independent),
  • Add-Ons (again self-explan'), and
  • Demos (a slight-misnomer as it only includes demos of GoD and forthcoming retail games).

The only ones that generally get more than one day a week of new uploads are Add-Ons & Indies from my experience but all-in-all, it generally takes more time to boot-up my 360 than it does to do a quick check to make sure I didn't miss anything just-released. Make it part of your weekly routine. :joystick:

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

I think my only hesitation on Mechromancer is that I'll pretty much just be doing SP. But, I'll probably pick it up anyway since I have the season pass.

For Bioshock, I think I'm just gonna pick up the Ultimate edition. Right now, I'd pay $25 for BS1,2, and Minerva's Den DLC on demand. For an extra $5 I get physical discs, case, additional DLC, stickers, etc.


If you're doing SP it helps to have someone who can draw fire from you, although Axton's turrets may be able to perform the same function, idk. I started as Axton but hated his voice so I played through with the Gunzerker but I'm not a fan of losing the ability to aim with crosshairs during a zerk so now I've started a new game with Gaige and I'm enjoying it so far.

#5845 Sanges99

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

A few questions.
1. Anybody think a game of the year will come out for borderland 2? I have not got the game yet and it will be a fair while before I get it, just trying to decide if I should get the dlc while it is on special, or wait for a Game of Year.


BUT WHAT ABOUT ALL OF THE SHIFT CODES YOU'RE MISSING OUT ON!?!! :shock:

No but seriously, if BL1 sold as many copies as it did--AND THEN the GOTY BL1 sold so very well, they'll definitely put-out some kind of collected version for BL2.

I picked up BL2 when it hit $25 during the many November sales (I think it's on sale for $30-35 this week btw) with the intention of playing it a little and being able to get in on all of the Shift Codes that they keep putting out there before they expire (they're usually just keys to get a shot at a random uncommon/rare weapon, but during Halloween they gave-out outfits, which kind of sold me more), and then selling my regular copy to pickup a GOTY version when it hits $40 or so--and really, that's just being generous since I like what Gearbox is doing, but in all honesty, BL1 GOTY had gone on sale for even cheaper it seemed pretty quickly after release so I'd wager that if anyone REALLY wanted to wait, in another year to year-and-a-half you can probably snag BL2 GOTY for $25 while it still has a great following. Then again, that's the name of the game around here anyway: waiting for The cheap.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

The Mecromancer Pack works like any XBLA, GoD, DLC, etc ... you get 1 license for the console upon which it's 1st downloaded upon (your 2nd console in this case), and 1 license for your own XBL profile. The game will detect the presence of the DLC on the HDD, and open up the 5th character to play. You'll get some conflicting info if YOU are on the 1st 360 (signed in), and someone else is on the 2nd console (where it was 1st downloaded), because to them, it will still say the content is available to be purchased for 800 MSP (400 thru Tuesday morning) ... but it will also say "Installed" (and yes, even in a green font!), meaning it's still valid, but just not purchased by the current XBL account.

PSN works just like the "1st console downloaded" rule ... as long as there's a valid console license on the console, then any account (profile) on that console has access to the Mechromancer, even though the game still prompts the other profiles to buy the pack.

So in summary, yes, it's safe to purchase on your 2nd Xbox to use for any account there. The only difference to that "1st download console + current Live account" dual-license paradigm are avatar items ... because they're ONLY valid for the XBL account that purchased them, regardless of where they were downloaded.


I'm having issues with the two DLCs. When the wife tries to play them on the first console I downloaded them on it gives her an option to purchase but says "downloaded" in yellow, (not "installed" in green). I got the content through the season pass. We have tried everything to "install" the DLC so she can play it without me being signed in. Perhaps the season pass variable changes things?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

BUT WHAT ABOUT ALL OF THE SHIFT CODES YOU'RE MISSING OUT ON!?!! :shock:

No but seriously, if BL1 sold as many copies as it did--AND THEN the GOTY BL1 sold so very well, they'll definitely put-out some kind of collected version for BL2.

I picked up BL2 when it hit $25 during the many November sales (I think it's on sale for $30-35 this week btw) with the intention of playing it a little and being able to get in on all of the Shift Codes that they keep putting out there before they expire (they're usually just keys to get a shot at a random uncommon/rare weapon, but during Halloween they gave-out outfits, which kind of sold me more), and then selling my regular copy to pickup a GOTY version when it hits $40 or so--and really, that's just being generous since I like what Gearbox is doing, but in all honesty, BL1 GOTY had gone on sale for even cheaper it seemed pretty quickly after release so I'd wager that if anyone REALLY wanted to wait, in another year to year-and-a-half you can probably snag BL2 GOTY for $25 while it still has a great following. Then again, that's the name of the game around here anyway: waiting for The cheap.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

At least twice a week--Tuesdays & Fridays--I make it a habit of hitting the Games [Marketplace] on the dashboard (Games tab>>Browse Games>>) and perusing the "New Releases" tile of the pertinent menus:

  • Arcade (where you'll find XBLA titles and their demos),
  • On Demand (self-explan'),
  • Indie (mini-downloadable games produced by the VERY-independent),
  • Add-Ons (again self-explan'), and
  • Demos (a slight-misnomer as it only includes demos of GoD and forthcoming retail games).


I THINK that add ons get updates on Monday... I think

#5849 The 7th Number

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

Nice, im glad i looked in this thread, i always wanted to play the full game of PB Winterbottom, and now its only 2.50, STEAL!!!

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#5850 tylerh1701

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

Nice, im glad i looked in this thread, i always wanted to play the full game of PB Winterbottom, and now its only 2.50, STEAL!!!


Wow, the thread title is out of date again.

Cornelius, you should create a new XBLA thread, just make it a wiki again, but that way you can edit the title right away so CAGs who just peruse the main deals thread don't miss things. You can also have access to the next few posts of the OP, that way everything doesn't necessarily have to be stuffed into the first post of the OP.

If you want, I'll do it, but I think it needs to be done.

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