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#3091 tylerh1701

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:07 PM

^Thanks. Looks like XBLDB just caught those...not sure if that is MS doing price changes at different times or something that XBLDB just missed. Regardless, one of us will get it in the OP soon. I'm going to lunch now but will do it when I get back if it's not already done.

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#3092 Cornelius

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:52 PM

Removing SquEnix sale, since the prices are now back to normal ... I'll do a sanity check on the rest of the content as well. :)

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#3093 bardockkun

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:24 PM

So Mark of the Ninja is getting DLC with new items, a flashback level with Dosan (the tattoo artist) and commentary for levels. I Feel obligated to get this out of the sense that Mark of the Ninja is probably the best XBLA game I've played.

And new Strider game coming to XBLA and PSN! ...from the makers of Front Mission Evolved and Silent Hill Homecoming, well my excitement was there for 3 seconds.
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#3094 Seasick Pirate

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:44 PM

Anybody know if we are getting non gold sales this week?


I'm curious about the this as well. Don't Games on Demand discounts happened at the same time of DOTW deals? I guess there's nothing for us this week.

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#3095 Cornelius

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:32 PM

I'm curious about the this as well. Don't Games on Demand discounts happened at the same time of DOTW deals? I guess there's nothing for us this week.

Any of the "unannounced" GoD markdowns could potentially be sales, though most of those prices are so inflated, you'll do better picking up new/used discs, especially when there are "buy 2 get 1 free" deals currently happening.
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I definitely agree with this. I'd like to see it as CONFIRMED and UNCONFIRMED price drops, and use dev and pub confirmations as a source.

When I modified the Markdown section, I chose "unannounced" over "unconfirmed", because the latter sounded like we don't even know how to click on an item & see the price on the Marketplace. It's all just text, though, and yeah, I agree sometimes publishers know more about their pricing than those running the Dashboard. :lol:

Otherwise ... all done with my edits ... I removed the SquEnix sale, and moved some of February's "unannounced" markdowns to official March announcements, plus I added spoilers to February to diminish their stature. Lastly, Harmonix announced April 2nd is the last day for official DLC, so I've trimmed that section down to the essentials.

And yes, the S&S+ app is still showing old content ... so old that the DOTW is still "GTA IV", so it's still in process of getting new content this week. This delay in refreshing the DOTW, plus the holdovers of "Bionic Commando 1 & 2" and "Ninja Gaiden 3 DLC" as the Scratch & ChainReaction offers, suggest the app will either:
  • be modified/improved soon, or
  • will become non-functional like the previously similar Destination Arcade app.
And if it dies ... well ... then it was a great run for such a :censored: promotion. :applause:

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#3096 tylerh1701

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:21 PM

I'm curious about the this as well. Don't Games on Demand discounts happened at the same time of DOTW deals? I guess there's nothing for us this week.


Non-DotW sales don't actually happen every week, even though we've been getting a lot of them recently. There's nothing this week besides the DotW and a couple random XBLA markdowns.

When I modified the Markdown section, I chose "unannounced" over "unconfirmed", because the latter sounded like we don't even know how to click on an item & see the price on the Marketplace. It's all just text, though, and yeah, I agree sometimes publishers know more about their pricing than those running the Dashboard. :lol:

Otherwise ... all done with my edits ... I removed the SquEnix sale, and moved some of February's "unannounced" markdowns to official March announcements, plus I added spoilers to February to diminish their stature. Lastly, Harmonix announced April 2nd is the last day for official DLC, so I've trimmed that section down to the essentials.

And yes, the S&S+ app is still showing old content ... so old that the DOTW is still "GTA IV", so it's still in process of getting new content this week. This delay in refreshing the DOTW, plus the holdovers of "Bionic Commando 1 & 2" and "Ninja Gaiden 3 DLC" as the Scratch & ChainReaction offers, suggest the app will either:

  • be modified/improved soon, or
  • will become non-functional like the previously similar Destination Arcade app.
And if it dies ... well ... then it was a great run for such a :censored: promotion. :applause:


That's a good point, unannounced does sound better. But if a game is confirmed by a developer or publisher to get a price drop, I'll probably start listing it under "Announced" rather than "Unannounced".

As for the S&S App, I for one am missing it already.

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#3097 Cleaner7

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:55 PM

I'ma use the 20$ i have in reward certificates and get Far Cry 3 tomorrow... maybe get lucky and do the buy 2 get 1 free...

at my local best buy, one of the main customer service guys is gay..... prolly make my girlfriend wait in the car.... i'm going to try some of my moves and hope to get him to price match the Buy 2 get one free from target....
if successful i'll get 2 copies of Far Cry 3 (one to sell) and a Kingdoms of Amular ....

either way i'll be paying at least $10 out of pocket which should give me the free 500 points from the facebook promotion....

we CAGs have no shame for good deals!


:roll: Wow that's rather presumptuous of you. Not every gay person is attracted to someone of the same gender just like straight people aren't attracted to every one of the opposite gender.

hmm, tempted for Outland, wish it was 75% off:/


Outland is worth full price and one of my favorite XBLA games. It's an excellent Metroidvania game with hints of Ikaruga. Half price is a great deal.

As for the S&S App, I for one am missing it already.


Me too. :cry:


I didn't see this mentioned in here but saw it on X360A. There's a Spring Sale happening from March 26 to April 2. The teaser page shows 5 sales items in each category: XBLA, GonD, DLC and movies. I hope Microsoft keeps up these non-DOTW/publisher/event sales to make up for the loss of the S&S+ app.

#3098 tylerh1701

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:03 PM

Battleblock Theater is coming April 3 for 1200 MSP. I wonder if it has any chance of selling anywhere near as well as Castle Crashers has over time. I personally don't think so, but maybe the "Avatar" effect will kick in.

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#3099 Bloomy

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:07 PM

I didn't see this mentioned in here but saw it on X360A. There's a Spring Sale happening from March 26 to April 2. The teaser page shows 5 sales items in each category: XBLA, GonD, DLC and movies. I hope Microsoft keeps up these non-DOTW/publisher/event sales to make up for the loss of the S&S+ app.

That's on the UK marketplace. Switching en-gb to en-US in the URL gets a page not found. Maybe the US marketplace hasn't updated yet, maybe it's EU only (de-de, it-it, fr-fr and es-es all have the page in their respective language).

#3100 Cleaner7

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:18 PM

That's on the UK marketplace. Switching en-gb to en-US in the URL gets a page not found. Maybe the US marketplace hasn't updated yet, maybe it's EU only (de-de, it-it, fr-fr and es-es all have the page in their respective language).


Yeah I noticed that too, but usually we get the same sales in the US and UK so hopefully we'll see that sale.

I think I'll be picking up BattleBlock Theater at launch even if it's 1200 MSP. My friends and I had a lot of fun playing it and I'm a sucker for a good platformer. Plus the multiplayer was fun and there's a lot of content to justify buying it at launch which is very rare for me. The Behemoth rocks too so I like supporting them. I'll be visiting them at PAX East this week (it'll be my first time in Boston) and I visited them at PAX Prime 2010 and they were really awesome. I guess I'm a fangirl lol.

#3101 dark_inchworm

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:38 AM

Without breaking the NDA, I'll say that Battleblock Theater, though fun, was not quite the mindblowing experience I thought it would be. I'll definitely pick it up on sale but definitely won't be grabbing it at launch. Granted, I only got to play for about three hours... heh

I probably could've waited for repeats on the Deus Ex DLC and Nightmare in North Point, but my doubts of seeing a Tomb Raider Underworld DLC sale reprisal anytime soon prompted me to jump on all of the above. Paid full price for those points too... argh! At least this week will give me a breather; other than the Lost Archive pack for ACR, I've got everything I want.

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#3102 sicsonic

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:04 AM

Without breaking the NDA, I'll say that Battleblock Theater, though fun, was not quite the mindblowing experience I thought it would be. I'll definitely pick it up on sale but definitely won't be grabbing it at launch. Granted, I only got to play for about three hours... heh


It was the mindblowing experience I never thought it would be. I played it everyday for the week of the beta and i couldn't get enough of the story, multiplayer, and level editor.

I'm still wanting to play it really bad.

Battleblock Theater is coming April 3 for 1200 MSP. I wonder if it has any chance of selling anywhere near as well as Castle Crashers has over time. I personally don't think so, but maybe the "Avatar" effect will kick in.


It's so much more fun then Castle Crashers, it's unbelievable. There so much more to do in Battleblock Theatre. I honestly won't understand how this game won't be more popular then Castle Crashers. It's a better game, that's for sure.

And you can take my opinion with probably more then a grain of salt, 2D beat-em-ups and platformers are my very favorite kind of video games.

I'm buying it at 1200, it's one of those rare games where it's worth it to me and I know it.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:32 AM

I had XBL Gold for 3 years.... it just expired and now Outland is on sale. FML!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:38 AM

Battleblock Theater is coming April 3 for 1200 MSP. I wonder if it has any chance of selling anywhere near as well as Castle Crashers has over time. I personally don't think so, but maybe the "Avatar" effect will kick in.


I don't think so either. It's not a bad game, but I didn't find it anywhere near as appealing as Castle Crashers. They should've priced it at 800, though it does admittedly have a lot of features. Sicsonic - wow, different strokes, I guess. :)

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#3105 gordojones88

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:55 AM

I had XBL Gold for 3 years.... it just expired and now Outland is on sale. FML!


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#3106 tylerh1701

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:59 AM

I'll have to join the "Underwhelmed by Battleblock Theatre Beta" club as well. To be fair I've never understood all the love for Castle Crashers, but I think I enjoyed Battleblock even less than CC.

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#3107 tylerh1701

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:01 AM

Also, Rotastic received a permanent price drop on PSN today, so I'm sure the XBLA drop is permanent as well.

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#3108 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:05 AM

Castle Crashers was a phenomenon when it came out and took over the service for a while in terms of mindshare. I doubt that the new game will be able to pull off the same feat, especially since they haven't really done much to get the game out there to create hype anywhere close to what they had for Castle Crashers.

#3109 JMusic

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:09 AM

:roll: Wow that's rather presumptuous of you. Not every gay person is attracted to someone of the same gender just like straight people aren't attracted to every one of the opposite gender.


Presumptuous, but not a horrible assumption. Men are easy, no matter their orientation. Just a hormonal fact of life. :)

Edit: I forgot why I originally hit reply. Outland seemed like it should be a great game but then it never quite "hooked" me when I tried the demo a while back. Maybe I'll give the demo another go cause the game does look like it should be fun.

#3110 sicsonic

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:13 AM

Castle Crashers was a phenomenon when it came out and took over the service for a while in terms of mindshare. I doubt that the new game will be able to pull off the same feat, especially since they haven't really done much to get the game out there to create hype anywhere close to what they had for Castle Crashers.


Obviously.

I think the argument is which game is better... and I can not understand how anyone can say Battleblock Theatre is not WAY deeper then Castle Crashers.

Which may not mean better, I think it just comes down to preference of beat-em-ups or platformers. But clearly, overall, BBT is more well-designed, and clearly has more content and replayability.

But most people will pass, and miss out on that because of the hype of CC that still rolls on.

How anyone can say anything in CC is more exciting then a good Ball Game between 4 focused players is beyond me.

#3111 Cleaner7

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:21 AM

It was the mindblowing experience I never thought it would be. I played it everyday for the week of the beta and i couldn't get enough of the story, multiplayer, and level editor.

I'm still wanting to play it really bad.

It's so much more fun then Castle Crashers, it's unbelievable. There so much more to do in Battleblock Theatre. I honestly won't understand how this game won't be more popular then Castle Crashers. It's a better game, that's for sure.

And you can take my opinion with probably more then a grain of salt, 2D beat-em-ups and platformers are my very favorite kind of video games.

I'm buying it at 1200, it's one of those rare games where it's worth it to me and I know it.


To be honest I didn't think I'd like BBT that much, but that was based on me only seeing the original teaser trailer and not following it since so I didn't know what to expect from the game. When I played the beta I went in with zero expectations and came out really excited. I didn't even know it was really a platformer. I thought it was going to be mindless arena matches like in Castle Crashers so that's probably why I liked it more than others. Seeing all the features I actively participated in the beta on most nights.

Presumptuous, but not a horrible assumption. Men are easy, no matter their orientation. Just a hormonal fact of life. :)

Edit: I forgot why I originally hit reply. Outland seemed like it should be a great game but then it never quite "hooked" me when I tried the demo a while back. Maybe I'll give the demo another go cause the game does look like it should be fun.


Well I think the person's statement was also playing into that stereotype that gay men are sex fiends and don't look for real relationships so they're all easy which of course I don't agree with. I guess I try to give guys more credit, but to each their own. I'll drop it.

The Outland trial gives a pretty good impression of what to expect from the game. It's not for everyone but I think it definitely deserves a try. Again, everyone has their own opinion.



Okay, I'm done. *runs back to dark hole* :)

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:23 AM

I'll have to join the "Underwhelmed by Battleblock Theatre Beta" club as well. To be fair I've never understood all the love for Castle Crashers, but I think I enjoyed Battleblock even less than CC.


Im in the club too. CC was great but I found BBT to be an average experience.

#3113 tylerh1701

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:33 AM

I didn't have a Kinect when Haunt was free. Anyone think it's worth 320 MSP?

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#3114 GamerDude316

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:48 AM

Anybody have an opinion on Assassin's Creed 2 DLC on sale this week?

I know, I'm late to the series, but I just started playing 2 a week or so ago after picking it up during Target's B2G1 months ago. I like it so far but am curious for some CAGs input on the DLCs. Thanks!

#3115 RealDeals

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:51 AM

Sleeping Dogs is fantastic. Combines so many elements seamlessly. Probably the best open world games I've played since Red Dead and Just Cause 2. Eagerly await the dlc to go on sale now.
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#3116 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:51 AM

Obviously.

I think the argument is which game is better... and I can not understand how anyone can say Battleblock Theatre is not WAY deeper then Castle Crashers.

Which may not mean better, I think it just comes down to preference of beat-em-ups or platformers. But clearly, overall, BBT is more well-designed, and clearly has more content and replayability.

But most people will pass, and miss out on that because of the hype of CC that still rolls on.

How anyone can say anything in CC is more exciting then a good Ball Game between 4 focused players is beyond me.

Not really. Tyler started the coversation asking if it would be able to sell anywhere close to Castle Crashers over its lifetime.

Battle Block Theater has very little hype, so it doesn't have a very good chance of doing well unless that manages to change over the next two weeks. I didn't get the chance to play the beta due to XBL issues, so I'll have to wait until April to see if it's any good. I still don't really have any clue what the game is and I've been trying to keep an eye/ear out for news on it, which seems like a bad sign for the game's chances.

Castle Crashers also came at a time when there weren't a million beat-em-ups on XBLA, so people were starving for a good game that evoked the classics.

#3117 sicsonic

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:33 AM

Not really. Tyler started the coversation asking if it would be able to sell anywhere close to Castle Crashers over its lifetime.

Battle Block Theater has very little hype, so it doesn't have a very good chance of doing well unless that manages to change over the next two weeks. I didn't get the chance to play the beta due to XBL issues, so I'll have to wait until April to see if it's any good. I still don't really have any clue what the game is and I've been trying to keep an eye/ear out for news on it, which seems like a bad sign for the game's chances.

Castle Crashers also came at a time when there weren't a million beat-em-ups on XBLA, so people were starving for a good game that evoked the classics.


What? No one's disagreeing that Castle Crashers will end up the more popular/better sold game. I don't see one post from anyone disagreeing with Tyler's post.

I think the opinions of which game is better is clearly more debatable, and what it seems like most of the replies are alluding to.

#3118 skonson

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:34 AM

I couldn't wait to buy Outland when it was on sale a year or two back. Was super excited and then I started to play it and to be honest felt that it was fairly slow and boring. I played it for like 2 hours and felt like I was still being taught the game mechanics which drove me crazy. Maybe it's just the sort of gamer I've become but with XBLA games I just want something I can jump into and play right away like a proper arcade game. I don't mind when a disc game holds my hand for a bit, a bit, but I've always thought of an arcade game as being something clear, simple and easy to jump in and out of. Anyways yeah. Try the demo first if u prefer a more action-packed game. Thinking it was a shmup that's par of what I anticipated. I still think its a beautiful game and at some point ill finish it but its gone way down on my backlog list. Strangely it reminds me a bit of a 2D version of El Shaddai a little. Anyways rant over.

#3119 Tsel

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:47 AM

You can get a Free 1 Month Gold.

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It's also not the first time it's been on sale.

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#3120 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:14 AM

What? No one's disagreeing that Castle Crashers will end up the more popular/better sold game. I don't see one post from anyone disagreeing with Tyler's post.

I think the opinions of which game is better is clearly more debatable, and what it seems like most of the replies are alluding to.

The posts I'm seeing don't seem to be as one-sided as you're suggesting, but whatever. It doesn't matter.

I can't comment on quality at all, but i'm wondering if it's going to bomb due to lack of clear marketing of the game. If it has as much of a multiplayer focus as it looks, it's a definite pass for me even though I'm a huge fan of Behemoth's work.