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#2761 bardockkun

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

what is tropico? Is it a RTS game? I remember seeing it on PC I believe

Kinda like Civilization or Sim City, but you're a dictator trying to run a country.
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#2762 TommyLove

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

Deal of the week:
Tropico 4 - Plantador 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Junta 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Bonus Pack 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Modern Times 1200 MSP (Save 600 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Quick-dry Cement 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
They're all DLC to the game.
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#2763 sickman

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:13 AM

Quick-dry Cement, sounds like tons of fun. Gotta get me some of that...

#2764 bardockkun

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

Deal of the week:
Tropico 4 - Plantador 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Junta 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Bonus Pack 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Modern Times 1200 MSP (Save 600 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Quick-dry Cement 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
They're all DLC to the game.


Prices haven't updated yet and you're missing Tropico 4 for $20/1600 points after discount.
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#2765 TommyLove

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

Prices haven't updated yet and you're missing Tropico 4 for $20/1600 points after discount.

Hm, when I last checked I saw it at $29.99. The game sound like a lot of fun. I remember I loved playing Sims city back in the days.
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#2766 Indignate

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:18 AM

Kinda like Civilization or Sim City, but you're a dictator trying to run a country.


Way more Sim City than Civlization. I don't think I would even both those two games in the same category together.

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#2767 dirtyvu

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:22 AM

Don't get mad at me for pointing this out, but let's is a contraction for let us. You're looking for the synonym of allows, which is lets.

As fr the co-op mode, it's a largely worthless 2-player alternating mode in which one player takes over when the other player fails and vice versa. More details in our review at Co-Optimus.


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#2768 Strider Turbulence

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:12 PM

The losers deals from the sales App is just Bomberman DLC.

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#2769 Antarael Dulacre

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

The losers deals from the sales App is just Bomberman DLC.


Wish they were at least for the battlefest edition *sigh* =/ nothing for me this week

#2770 VideoGamesIzFun

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:58 PM

Don't pay $20 for a Tropico 4 download
Pay $15 for a brand new copy instead!!
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#2771 Felder71

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

Woah, Kinect Party will be free? Awesome! My son loves the first one. This is the best deal yet!
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#2772 LordVila

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

Deal of the week:
Tropico 4 - Plantador 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Junta 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Bonus Pack 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Modern Times 1200 MSP (Save 600 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Quick-dry Cement 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
They're all DLC to the game.


Tropico 4 is actually a pretty fun game. I think I am only going to pick up Modern Times because it appears to be the only one with achievements.

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#2773 Dustinator

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:16 PM

Woah, Kinect Party will be free? Awesome! My son loves the first one. This is the best deal yet!

He's right. Looks like Major Nelson posted the upcoming content and here's the four major things I got from it-

1. Kinect Party releases December 18 and is FREE till 12/31

2. Deal of the Week next week is Serious Sam stuff

3. The countdown to 2013 is Dec 18 - Dec 31, so that means 14 DAYS OF DEALS versus 12 we've had in the past

4. THQ weekend sale Dec 14 - Dec 17

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#2774 TimTucker

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

Thanks for your thoughts on this. Probably the first time I've heard anyone claim that AC1 was better in any way than the sequel. I appreciated the first one for similar reasons as well, though Altair took some time to grow on me, by the end I was really into the story and philosophy behind it. Still, I'll get to AC2 (and Brotherhood, and Revelations, and 3) at some point...


To add another interesting view on which is better -- my wife actually thought AC1 was more interesting to watch me play, since she liked the exploration and flag collection better than the actual assassinating.

#2775 dark_inchworm

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

So... Countdown to 2013 starting on the 18th, Tropico 4 DOTW this week, Serious Sam DOTW next week, an upcoming THQ weekend sale, and Kinect Party for free from the 18th to the end of the year. Interesting.

Part of me wants to bite on some or all of the Tropico 4 DLC just because I feel like it'll be quite some time before it's marked down again, but on the other hand I've never even played Tropico, so I don't know that I'd like it...

Serious Sam 3 is tempting; I do have it on Steam but also probably won't have a worthwhile gaming PC for quite some time. We'll see how the countdown deals look I guess.

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#2776 lordopus99

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

Please wake me up when the countdown begins. These DOTDs have hit a new low.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:32 PM

Woah, Kinect Party will be free? Awesome! My son loves the first one. This is the best deal yet!


Happy Action Theatre is the best implementation of Kinect that there is. That is both a compliment to Double Fine and a criticism of Kinect.

Kinect Party looks to be an improvement, but more of the same (which is a good thing). I am assuming it's free because there may be future DLC. I agree Happy Action Theatre is great for young children (still a neat novelty for adults) and the best Xbox Live Arcade purchase I have ever made. It's saying a lot when my three year old stays interested in it for more than just a few minutes. I would pay a decent amount for DLC because of that.

#2778 spideymike

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

I loved Happy Action Theater and my kids do too. I would pay for the sequel too but thanks Xbox!

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#2779 RallyV

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

Deal of the week:
Tropico 4 - Plantador 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Junta 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Bonus Pack 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Modern Times 1200 MSP (Save 600 MSP)
Tropico 4 - Quick-dry Cement 400 MSP (Save 200 MSP)
They're all DLC to the game.


This makes me extremely happy. I almost bought the DLC the other week. I love the Tropico games. I was hoping there would be a sale since Tropico 4 Gold Edition came out last month.

#2780 Manifest95

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

Happy Action Theatre is the best implementation of Kinect that there is. That is both a compliment to Double Fine and a criticism of Kinect.

Kinect Party looks to be an improvement, but more of the same (which is a good thing). I am assuming it's free because there may be future DLC. I agree Happy Action Theatre is great for young children (still a neat novelty for adults) and the best Xbox Live Arcade purchase I have ever made. It's saying a lot when my three year old stays interested in it for more than just a few minutes. I would pay a decent amount for DLC because of that.


Im jumping in with the happiness for the free Kinect Party due to Happy Action Theatre. A lot of the Kinect games can't really read kids well, even if they are made directly for kids (I'm looking at you Kinectimals and Disneyland Adventures!). But Double Fine has made a great game here.

Probably skipping this week since I'm waiting to get Tropico 4 Gold Ed (when its on sale of course), but I'm really looking forward to next week.
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#2781 xbox_man

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

Serious Sam 3 on sale next week, and the dlc also.
This should have been the price when released.
For the THQ sale, anybody think some wwe 13 dlc could go on sale or the pass?

#2782 tylerh1701

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

Nuthin for me this week, looks like my huge stockpile of points will remain. Hopefully we get a few worthy deals on the Countdown to New Years sale.

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#2783 seppuku

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

In looking around for potential candidates for the THQ weekend sale, I stumbled upon the Voltron XBLA page which no longer gives the option to purchase. Possible delisting?

http://marketplace.x...15-d80258410b8f

Probably not a huge loss, but I would have purchased it had the price dropped low enough..... I'm still bummed about Kung Fu Strike though.
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#2784 dark_inchworm

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

In looking around for potential candidates for the THQ weekend sale, I stumbled upon the Voltron XBLA page which no longer gives the option to purchase. Possible delisting?

http://marketplace.x...15-d80258410b8f

Probably not a huge loss, but I would have purchased it had the price dropped low enough..... I'm still bummed about Kung Fu Strike though.


I'm still bummed about Lost Cities... :-T

Gimme 75% off the You Don't Know Jack packs I missed during the last THQ sale and throw in some discounted Space Marine DLC, and I will be A-OK.

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#2785 BettercallPitPat

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

Gimme 75% off the You Don't Know Jack packs I missed during the last THQ sale and throw in some discounted Space Marine DLC, and I will be A-OK.


You're asking for a repeat of stuff that's all been on sale....so you'll probably get it :)

#2786 ooga

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

For those that don't know, Tropico 4 Gold was released not too long ago. It has the DLC on disc so you have that option.

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#2787 SirChadlyOC

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

You're asking for a repeat of stuff that's all been on sale....so you'll probably get it :)


Man, I sure hope I'm lucky enough to see Risk on sale. I wanted to buy that game when it was last on sale about 2 days ago, but the rock on my cave was sealed shut and I couldn't get out.

#2788 kill3r7

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

For those that don't know, Tropico 4 Gold was released not too long ago. It has the DLC on disc so you have that option.


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#2789 dirtyvu

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

Actually, they can't even remove it from your purchase history unless for some strange reason, neither the publisher nor Microsoft bear the rights to distribute that item to original purchasers ... and we can't see that happening for a Halo 4 Map Pack, can we? You went through the transaction in good faith that you were paying "0 MSP" for the item, so that's what you & Microsoft have agreed upon as the price.


not sure about that. according to my friend, there are some kinect fun lab apps that have mysteriously disappeared from her purchase history when she tried to redownload them and they're no longer in the marketplace.

#2790 Cornelius

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

not sure about that. according to my friend, there are some kinect fun lab apps that have mysteriously disappeared from her purchase history when she tried to redownload them and they're no longer in the marketplace.

Depends if they're apps, full games, or DLC. In the case of Kinect Labs, there may very well be some that didn't work well or just plain bug-ridden ... but I'm fairly certain Sparkler will be there, since it's a paid app. Labs is a bad example, since so many of the applets were free ...

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