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#6361 skonson

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:23 AM

They could easily do promotions for certain genres, Microsoft games, games with certain themes, etc. like they've done in previous Rewards promotions. They all don't have to be huge in scope.


Yes. They just need to make sure that they actually hire someone with common sense to run these promotions as they always wind up doing something stupid. Remember how they had that sports game promotion where they listed all sort of non-sporting games like Bionic Commando. Sigh. That was such an epic fail. As you said there are GOD games there are old Xbox games. There are numerous genres of games they can try to sell. I'm guessing from this thread alone and the amount of people who have filled out the punchcards here that it's been a success for them. I know I've spent more this month than in pretty much any month in the last year or so. I would question why they don't keep this train going if they have seen an increase. Sorta feels like they cooked up this punchcard thing a bit half-assed if they only had plans to use it for a month. They should have pre-planned at least 3-4 months in sales and then rolled it out. Now we have people going "what's the next punchcard going to be" - sigh Microsoft, you have an audience that wants something, give it to us. Business 101.

#6362 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:25 AM

If Microsoft was smart they'd somehow do the punch cards and rebate as a way to at least have something to go against PS+ since they'd be making profit from people who just say "fuck it! I Decided to buy something extra to get the rebate" and it wouldn't go against Microsoft saying a service like PS+ devalues a game.


This was me last month. I'll play them eventually...

That's a great idea, but I don't see it happening. Microsoft is just too thick to see the big picture:cry:

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#6363 bardockkun

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:30 AM

This was me last month. I'll play them eventually...

That's a great idea, but I don't see it happening. Microsoft is just too thick to see the big picture:cry:

At least we can order a pizza from Pizza Hut on the 360 AKA possibly the last 360 exclusive this generation because I can't think of anything else Microsoft called dibs on for the rest of this year besides maybe Lococycle.
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#6364 skonson

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:03 AM

Back on subject. Can anyone give me a yeah or nay for NBA Jam? I'm curious how the online community is these days. I passed on it last time it was on sale and regretted it a bit, might need to pounce on it this time unless someone can talk me out of it.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:21 AM

Back on subject. Can anyone give me a yeah or nay for NBA Jam? I'm curious how the online community is these days. I passed on it last time it was on sale and regretted it a bit, might need to pounce on it this time unless someone can talk me out of it.


It's a fun game. I haven't played it in months, but when I did there were plenty of people online playing it.

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#6366 IronChariot

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:10 AM

Back on subject. Can anyone give me a yeah or nay for NBA Jam? I'm curious how the online community is these days. I passed on it last time it was on sale and regretted it a bit, might need to pounce on it this time unless someone can talk me out of it.


I'm not sure how the online community is, but I wasn't a big fan. I used to love NBA Jam, but there just wasn't enough new here.

#6367 IronChariot

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:12 AM

I'm actually going to skip Star Wars for now since I just learned that Pinball FX2 is coming to Steam soon.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:21 PM

Back on subject. Can anyone give me a yeah or nay for NBA Jam? I'm curious how the online community is these days. I passed on it last time it was on sale and regretted it a bit, might need to pounce on it this time unless someone can talk me out of it.


NBA Jam is pretty fun playing locally against someone else, but NFL Blitz is way more fun IMHO.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:14 PM

I think microsoft has done very well this year. We've had some impressive sales and promotions. This last month was great because they not only offered us incentive to buy arcade games but they also gave us sales on lots of arcade games new and old.

#6370 nypickle

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:37 PM

Back on subject. Can anyone give me a yeah or nay for NBA Jam? I'm curious how the online community is these days. I passed on it last time it was on sale and regretted it a bit, might need to pounce on it this time unless someone can talk me out of it.


It's fun sometimes. Playing alone or locally against a friend will be more fun than going online and having everyone pick Boston and shoot 3's with Larry Bird all game long. Still fun overall but some games online can be frustrating.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:25 PM

They could easily do promotions for certain genres, Microsoft games, games with certain themes, etc. like they've done in previous Rewards promotions. They all don't have to be huge in scope.

If they aren't huge in scope I think they risk becoming too narrow to get everyone buying. I know I could do a music theme or a fighting theme with ease, but I don't think I'd spend around $40 a month on just racing games or just Kinect games.

But it's not like I did all the previous monthly offers. I guess it won't be bad if some punchcards aren't appealing to everyone.

#6372 JMusic

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:35 PM

It's fun sometimes. Playing alone or locally against a friend will be more fun than going online and having everyone pick Boston and shoot 3's with Larry Bird all game long. Still fun overall but some games online can be frustrating.


I'm not a hardcore player, but I have never had anyone play Larry Bird against me...

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:53 PM

Seeing Joe Danger 2 on sale reminds me that I still haven't redeemed the code I won from the Raptr giveaway. I enjoyed the first game, but I'm still not sure if I want to redeem this or not.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 07:01 PM

Jam and Blitz are both pretty annoying to play online. Way too many cheese tactics in both games.

Only get them if you plan on playing friends exclusively.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:49 PM

If they aren't huge in scope I think they risk becoming too narrow to get everyone buying. I know I could do a music theme or a fighting theme with ease, but I don't think I'd spend around $40 a month on just racing games or just Kinect games.

But it's not like I did all the previous monthly offers. I guess it won't be bad if some punchcards aren't appealing to everyone.

If it wasn't a problem before, I don't see why it would be a problem now.


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#6376 skonson

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:28 PM

If it wasn't a problem before, I don't see why it would be a problem now.


Does anyone get the sense that Microsoft's moneymaking strategy seems to be throw a lot of things at the wall and see what sticks? It seems like they're getting their feet wet with bundles and also with this punchcard thing, but they don't quite seem ready to follow through beyond the dipping the toe in stage. We should really be seeing other bundles from developers like NinjaBee, Chair, PopCap (which would fit in with the fact that they've released a number of Disc based compilations) etc. And I hope they're doing that, especially with some of their older games.

And sigh, it's May 5th and still no word on if there will ever be another punchcard - what a waste of a promotion! I'd happily part with my money Microsoft, if only you just made a small effort to get it. Wine and dine my wallet. Buy it some avatar prop flowers. Whisper sweet words into its folds. Oh Microsoft, is the honeymoon over so soon my dear? Have we become complacent? Sigh.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:43 PM

Does anyone get the sense that Microsoft's moneymaking strategy seems to be throw a lot of things at the wall and see what sticks? It seems like they're getting their feet wet with bundles and also with this punchcard thing, but they don't quite seem ready to follow through beyond the dipping the toe in stage. We should really be seeing other bundles from developers like NinjaBee, Chair, PopCap (which would fit in with the fact that they've released a number of Disc based compilations) etc. And I hope they're doing that, especially with some of their older games.

And sigh, it's May 5th and still no word on if there will ever be another punchcard - what a waste of a promotion! I'd happily part with my money Microsoft, if only you just made a small effort to get it. Wine and dine my wallet. Buy it some avatar prop flowers. Whisper sweet words into its folds. Oh Microsoft, is the honeymoon over so soon my dear? Have we become complacent? Sigh.


Well, I've never felt that MS ever gave a shit about its customers. They don't seem to care that PSN/PS+ destroys XBL in value since people keep buying 360's and shelling out the cash for XBL.

We've seen some better sales as of late, but nothing really that makes me feel like I should be paying for XBL and give me the feeling that I'm getting good value out of it. Maybe they'll wake up, or maybe they'll continue to nickel and dime their consumer base per the usual. Would agree that the punch card idea is at least a step in the right direction though.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:43 PM

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:22 AM

Could someone speak to NFL Blitz having any kind of co-op in it? I enjoyed NBA Jam On Fire Edition because I could play the "campaign" with my friend online and that was the biggest selling point for me.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:16 AM

It's amazing that Galaga Legions DX has never been on sale. I hoped it would be in last month's arcade sales... anyways konami doesn't have their games on sale often, but well, since they did with Pac-man CE DX just recently, I thought they would do it with their other DX title :D

Edit: it's from Namco, not Konami ;) It was late when I wrote that :roll:

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#6381 Felder71

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:40 AM

It's amazing that Galaga Legions DX has never been on sale. I hoped it would be in last month's arcade sales... anyways konami doesn't have their games on sale often, but well, since they did with Pac-man CE DX just recently, I thought they would do it with their other DX title :D


Don't worry. It'll go on sale soon. I just bought it last week after holding out for two years.
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#6382 skonson

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:43 AM

Don't worry. It'll go on sale soon. I just bought it last week after holding out for two years.


I need to make better use of your superpower and get you to buy a heap of other stuff at full price too.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:03 AM

Anyone know where I can find a list of all sales that happened through the Scratch and Match app/thingy

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:05 AM

So I tried ordering a pizza through the new Pizza Hut app, and it got hung up after I clicked "submit order". All I'm seeing is the endless loading ring going around and around. Now I have to call my local Pizza Hut to see if my order actually went through. :wall:

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:08 AM

Anyone know where I can find a list of all sales that happened through the Scratch and Match app/thingy

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:18 AM

So I tried ordering a pizza through the new Pizza Hut app, and it got hung up after I clicked "submit order". All I'm seeing is the endless loading ring going around and around. Now I have to call my local Pizza Hut to see if my order actually went through. :wall:


Lol. I just don't even get this app. It's not like I'm going to fire up my Xbox just to order a pizza and so I'd only use this whilst I was playing. And so why would I stop gaming, log out to the dashboard and then fire up this app to order a pizza? If the xbox could load this in the background while I played a game then great. But I always have an iPhone or laptop around. Or one of those old doohickeys called a telephone. They do an awesome job consistently. I don't need my Xbox to be a Swiss Army Knife. Just make it play games and make good games that can be played on it. That's all I ask. I know Microsoft is trying to make me feel like that $100 I spent on my Kinect was worth it by screaming "LARGE!!!" at my tv, but seriously, leave the shit pizza for other devices and just give me some good exclusive games.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:20 AM

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:40 AM

I must be the only one who enjoys the ebb and flow of XBL deals as it is. Brief period of awesome, stagnant period, extended period of good deals, stagnant period, LOL BIOSHOCK DLC, brief period of awesome, ad infinitum.

I already sink enough into this box as it is. :D

Edit one more time to say: Yes, I would enjoy more rewards for purchasing whatever I please versus discounts on particular content, as there are several things that have never been on sale that I need some compelling reason to purchase beyond simply wanting them.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:57 AM

Could someone speak to NFL Blitz having any kind of co-op in it? I enjoyed NBA Jam On Fire Edition because I could play the "campaign" with my friend online and that was the biggest selling point for me.


There's no real "campaign" in Blitz, you just go through a ladder of one team after another like the original arcade game.

But you can do that co-op if you like.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:02 AM

Lol. I just don't even get this app. It's not like I'm going to fire up my Xbox just to order a pizza and so I'd only use this whilst I was playing. And so why would I stop gaming, log out to the dashboard and then fire up this app to order a pizza? If the xbox could load this in the background while I played a game then great. But I always have an iPhone or laptop around. Or one of those old doohickeys called a telephone. They do an awesome job consistently. I don't need my Xbox to be a Swiss Army Knife. Just make it play games and make good games that can be played on it. That's all I ask. I know Microsoft is trying to make me feel like that $100 I spent on my Kinect was worth it by screaming "LARGE!!!" at my tv, but seriously, leave the shit pizza for other devices and just give me some good exclusive games.


I agree completely. Every time I see Major Nelson post a new "app" coming exclusively to Xbox 360 on his blog, I laugh a little.

If you're wondering, the reason I booted it up to order a pizza is because it offers a 15% off coupon on your first order through the app, thru May 6th I think. Alas, the app failed and I had leftover turkey sloppy joes for dinner instead.

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