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#2041 CAiNiAC

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:23 AM

Cainiac, I'm sold, adding stuff to que now. Cold stream sale is up I believe too.


Fantastic! Looking forward to it.:bouncy: The AI is terrible from the little bit I tried.

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#2042 tylerh1701

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:57 AM

So I played a few demos...

Real Steel: Robot fighting game. Woo. I am possibly the worst player of fighting games that ever lived, so for this game to feel way too easy is mind-blowing. I'm sure it's more difficult as it progresses but it still gives me pause, still makes me wonder how entertaining it would be over the course of a few hours. I just don't think I'd dig it, so at 400 I'm passing.

The Expendables 2: Isometric run-n'-gun action, my cup of tea! It has low-budget written all over it but I think I could actually enjoy it if I can cope with how vanilla it is. Really the only thing that bothers me is not being able to easily discern where my bullets are flying. Seems like cheap thrills. 600 points still seems like too much for it, but I have to admit I'm considering it.

Bloodforge: Like the other two games, this one has an atrocious Metascore - but for what it's worth, it does have the added benefit of a title update that tweaks the much-maligned camera and smooths out the difficulty. It's unashamed in its straight-up ripping of concepts from God of War, 300, etc. but I thought the combat was fun enough. There's no blocking, only attack after attack with the occasional dodge, though I almost never remember to use the block function in games anyway. heh. The art style leaves a little to be desired but I appreciate the graphic novel vibe they were apparently going for. I think I'll be picking this up to satisfy my hack and slash cravings. There's almost no sense in skipping the demo since it only lasts for about five minutes... no joke.


I got the exact same impression from the Expendables demo when I played it a few months ago. You literally cannot tell where you're aiming and where your bullets are going. Major flaw in a twin-stick shooter, since basically all you do is aim and fire.

Bloodforge is an awesome game. You're right on the money, it is a shameless God of War clone, but that's not necessarily a bad thing when it's done right. I'm not sure how much they tweaked the difficulty in the patch, but pre-patch you definitely had to learn how to use the dodge move if you wanted to get through the game.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:14 AM

A little late on the L4D2 questions, but I play the game regularly still so I'll comment.

The Passing:
Pros: New Melee Weapon, Gun & Mutation Mode. Basically, Mutation is good for playing campaigns and getting a few of the chivos like expert as you can have never ending guns with Gib Fest.
Cons: Campaign is arguably the worst. It's three maps so it's far better than Crash Course. the landscape is fun overall, just should've been split a bit and made into 4 maps.

The Sacrifice
Pros: No Mercy is included. It's fairly easy to get a No Mercy versus game going. Great story-centric game. Some awesome Survival mode levels if you're into that.
Cons: Campaign, again, is somewhat weak. Another three level game with the finale recycled from The Passing. Sorry for spoilers, but I think this deserves being addressed as it was pretty much weaksauce.

Cold Stream
Pros: Includes the rest of the L4D one maps. Even if you have all of these, it's still worth it in my opinion as the new enemies changes the dynamics up. Cold Stream is a good campaign. It's pretty easy to get any of the campaigns from this going in versus.
Cons: No chivos or Survival modes were included. I think the latter actually bothers me more.

Overall, I'd absolutely recommend Cold Stream. Again, even if you've played Left 4 Dead to death, the campaigns hold up with the addition of the new enemies, weapons, strategies, etc.

The Passing and The Sacrifice are closer to 50/50. I'd likely go with The Sacrifice though unless you have it for L4D1. The No Mercy bonus campaign is more bang for your buck, the second level survival is my favorite of all time and the versus is way more active. However, if you're looking to get more chivos and differing game experiences, I'd go with The Passing. The Mutations while not all great, have a nice mix of some good stuff to switch things up like only headshots, only swords, only one survival, bleed out where you lose health and can only rely on pills and adrenaline. A lot of the versus ones can be dead (like all Tank mode). Again, these are somewhat of a toss up.

And no, there's no disc version with all or any of the DLC included. Plus, a used disc generally runs around $20-ish most places and a new $30 or up.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:28 AM

OP is updated with the Cyber Monday deals. I included Bloodforge and Gotham City Impostors in the list, they can be moved elsewhere if an official source doesn't include them in a sale listing tomorrow.

I also made a bit of a format change for the new listings. Instead of listing the prices as "XXX ($Y.YY) Microsoft Points" I used "XXX MSP ($Y.YY)". Always bugged me a little having the dollar value in the middle like that. If the new way sticks, great, if others prefer the old way, that's fine.

Also, is there a character limit for posts? When the OP had about 100 listings last week before the Friday only, 10th anniversary and prior DOTW were removed, using the MSP abbreviation would've saved about 1,300 characters.

#2045 stryk187

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:34 AM

If anyone out there does not already own Spelunky on XBLA, I cannot stress enough how good of a game it is. It is WELL worth 600 Microsoft Spacebucks, in particular if you took advantage of the MSP Cards that were on BF deals @ retailers or online. Spelunky is a very good, very punishing, game. I was extremely happy with my purchase @ full price for it, and at 50% off now, IMO it's a must-buy! Great game!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:03 AM

If anyone out there does not already own Spelunky on XBLA, I cannot stress enough how good of a game it is. It is WELL worth 600 Microsoft Spacebucks, in particular if you took advantage of the MSP Cards that were on BF deals @ retailers or online. Spelunky is a very good, very punishing, game. I was extremely happy with my purchase @ full price for it, and at 50% off now, IMO it's a must-buy! Great game!


Ended up buying it just now. I've heard terrible things about the coop but I've decided to give it a shot.

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#2047 dark_inchworm

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:27 AM

I also made a bit of a format change for the new listings. Instead of listing the prices as "XXX ($Y.YY) Microsoft Points" I used "XXX MSP ($Y.YY)". Always bugged me a little having the dollar value in the middle like that. If the new way sticks, great, if others prefer the old way, that's fine.


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#2048 eastx

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:57 AM

Just want to say that despite being much cheaper on Steam, Left 4 Dead 2 is very much worth the $20 Games on Demand sale price, plus whatever the DLC costs. The game is so fun and additive with friends and even randoms. It also lets you mix 2 local players in with online players, which is a great feature you wouldn't get in the PC version. Considering how the Xbox 360 version never drops too low in price, I recommend buying it now if you're interested.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:09 AM

Damn I bought all the L4D2 dlc and sold L4D only to find out that i didn't even have the game. Ended up searching and couldn't find any new copies below $28. Newegg has it new for $27.99 so I went to Glyde and got an excellent copy for $16. Anybody ever buy from them? Is excellent like new?

By the way anybody thinking of getting Space Channel 5, the Dreamcast Collection is down to $10 on amazon. Might be better deal if you want any of the other games on there.

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#2050 Cleaner7

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

Looks like I'm saving my points since the Cyber Monday sale is lackluster. I bought L4D2 Cold Stream at launch and think it's worth the points. As a big fan of the original L4D it's fun playing the old maps with the modifications that L4D2 made. For anyone who never played L4D and is interested in the franchise I recommend buying L4D2 with all DLC and skipping L4D1.

On another note, I rented The Expendables 2 tonight so I'm going to watch that then play the trial for the XBLA game and delete it. From what I hear the game is crap just like the Real Steel one. I enjoyed that movie too.

Someone mentioned I Am Alive is like a game version of The Road and I love that book/movie so I'm going to download the trial now. If I like it I'll probably still pass since it's not 1/2 half and hopefully I can get it at 600 MSP or less. I remember looking forward to it because it was revealed as a downloadable title and received average reviews.

#2051 Cornelius

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:54 AM

OP is updated with the Cyber Monday deals. I included Bloodforge and Gotham City Impostors in the list, they can be moved elsewhere if an official source doesn't include them in a sale listing tomorrow.

I also made a bit of a format change for the new listings. Instead of listing the prices as "XXX ($Y.YY) Microsoft Points" I used "XXX MSP ($Y.YY)". Always bugged me a little having the dollar value in the middle like that. If the new way sticks, great, if others prefer the old way, that's fine.

Also, is there a character limit for posts? When the OP had about 100 listings last week before the Friday only, 10th anniversary and prior DOTW were removed, using the MSP abbreviation would've saved about 1,300 characters.

Thanks for updating the OP ... I added a few small edits, such as moving up Cyber Monday to the top of misc. sales (since that's what everyone will want to see), plus added notes to check out the B&M Microsoft stores to find "Tiger Woods 13" or "The Gunstringer" (though I'm sure both are wiped out by now). Also added a new link to Dead Island's GOTY edition @ Walmart for a mere $10.00 with free "site to store" shipping. Bastages! :D

And just to be a true CAG, I added a note on Portal 2's GOD reminding folks that PS3 copies include a PC/Mac license in the box, and they also play cross-platform.

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#2052 sleepydumbdude

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:08 AM

Might pick up Cold Stream, debating if I will ever play it on 360 again. I haven't put the game in for over a year and a half and most my friends got the PC version and finally have computers to run it so they can play it with me on there.
Might get Expendables if I get around to the demo, if it were 400 I probably would have just bought without trying.

#2053 benjamouth

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

Picked up Cold Stream and Real Steel last night, I thought Real Steel was decent :)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

So I played a few demos...

Real Steel: Robot fighting game. Woo. I am possibly the worst player of fighting games that ever lived, so for this game to feel way too easy is mind-blowing. I'm sure it's more difficult as it progresses but it still gives me pause, still makes me wonder how entertaining it would be over the course of a few hours. I just don't think I'd dig it, so at 400 I'm passing.

Good choice as it does get progressively harder the very next fight.

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#2055 SonictheHedgehog1337

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

Bought cold stream. I'm an achievement whore, but I'll get more than $3.50 out of it even without achievements.

#2056 Sath666

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

By the way anybody thinking of getting Space Channel 5, the Dreamcast Collection is down to $10 on amazon. Might be better deal if you want any of the other games on there.


I'm buying Space Channel 5 for 400msp. Sure the Dreamcast Collection disc is cheap now, but since i have zero interest for the other three games, there is no point buying it. Plus i don't like these XBLA compilation discs (no install option).

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#2057 sicsonic

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

Is it hard to find games on Gotham City Imposters? Are the games full of people who are like maxed out prestiged 3 times or so? :p Or is it easy enough to find competive, balanced games?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:30 PM

I can't believe I missed the HQR sale. :-( I totally didn't see it, only saw that it WAS on sale a few days ago on xbldb.com . >.<

Well, Batman AC DLC typically goes on sale pretty often, so maybe HQR will be on sale again in a few months...or a I score the GOTY edition below $20, that would work too.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:45 PM

Damn I bought all the L4D2 dlc and sold L4D only to find out that i didn't even have the game. Ended up searching and couldn't find any new copies below $28. Newegg has it new for $27.99 so I went to Glyde and got an excellent copy for $16. Anybody ever buy from them? Is excellent like new?

By the way anybody thinking of getting Space Channel 5, the Dreamcast Collection is down to $10 on amazon. Might be better deal if you want any of the other games on there.

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#2060 irafreak

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:26 PM

Well I grabbed Real Steel last night and I'm enjoying it. I've only played the initial robot several times to practice the moves and build up some cash but so far I'm having fun with it. It's the kind of a game I'll jump in and play for a bit here and there. May not be for everyone but I can think of a dozen games off the top of my head that I paid 400+ for and NEVER play so this seems like a decent purchase so far.

#2061 Sath666

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

Gotham City Impostors is Free to Play on PC (Steam), so i'll skip the 360 version.

#2062 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

Only 30% off of Shadow Complex? LAME.

#2063 warboss zorbag

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

I'm not one to crap on xbl sales but this is piss poor.

#2064 Zidail

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

A bit late, but just realized that on the Hong Kong marketplace, Portal 2 and L4D2 are 1240 Points each.

#2065 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

A bit late, but just realized that on the Hong Kong marketplace, Portal 2 and L4D2 are 1240 Points each.


Wowza, those are good deals!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

A bit late, but just realized that on the Hong Kong marketplace, Portal 2 and L4D2 are 1240 Points each.


Each of these are currently 960msp on Hungarian marketplace. ;)

#2067 Tarheel76

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:52 PM

Anyone else notice that on MajorNelson's blog about the CyberMonday sale, he mentions before the list of games that "The Xbox Live Marketplace team has placed the following content on sale for 50% off today." And of course Shadow Complex is listed at 1200MSP standard price and 800 for the discounted price.
* I wonder if we could all tweet him and say that 1/2 of 1200 is 600, and MAYBE he could pull some strings with the Xbox Live team, and give us the 600pts we're at LEAST looking for ?!!

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#2068 eastx

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

Gotham City Impostors is Free to Play on PC (Steam), so i'll skip the 360 version.


Shoot dude, virtually any game that's on both services will cost less on Steam. It goes without saying.

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#2069 Sath666

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

Anyone else notice that on MajorNelson's blog about the CyberMonday sale, he mentions before the list of games that "The Xbox Live Marketplace team has placed the following content on sale for 50% off today." And of course Shadow Complex is listed at 1200MSP standard price and 800 for the discounted price.
* I wonder if we could all tweet him and say that 1/2 of 1200 is 600, and MAYBE he could pull some strings with the Xbox Live team, and give us the 600pts we're at LEAST looking for ?!!

One can dream can't he ?!


These things didn't work like that. Clearly Major Nelson has made mistake, like most of his Marketplace deals posts. Also, how you guys still didn't have one of the best XBLA games at this point? 0_0

Shoot dude, virtually any game that's on both services will cost less on Steam. It goes without saying.


I said this, because Gotham City is FREE. So what's the point from your comment then, dude?

#2070 dark_inchworm

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

I said this, because Gotham City is FREE. So what's the point from your comment then, dude?


Maybe he's just making a valid point that doesn't require a vaguely hostile response?

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