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#7111 E.Nich

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:40 PM

And nothing next two weeks as well. This is the least amount of points I've used in a month in years.

This month was very profitable for me too (since I saved money by not purchasing games :lol:), but that is going to change about... tomorrow :wall::D

#7112 hufferstl

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:05 PM

Alan Wake was an amazing experience. I can only hope that they show the next game tomorrow at the reveal.

#7113 NoDAK

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:16 PM

Upcoming deals & content blog is up.

Nice. I'll definitely be buying Artorias of the Abyss for Dark Souls. And hopefully Alan Wake's The Writer is discounted to 200 or less. Missing out during the holiday sale is what taught me to snatch up dlc deals before owning the core game. I also wonder how Rocket Bowl plays w/o a trackball.

#7114 CAiNiAC

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:41 PM

To everyone inquiring about the Puzzle Quests, the original is the definitive version to pick up if you're only getting one. 2 loses something the first one had, and Galactrix plays differently (pretty much universally agreed worse) than both prior iterations, so demo it first.

Also Alan Wake is one of my favorite games this gen, in my top 5 easily. Everyone with a box should play it. I echo someones prior sentiment at hoping for some kind of sequel tease at tomorrows conference.

As for me I'm thrilled I didn't touch the SS games last week as I'm actually biting on quite a bit coming up.

Bangai O, Pid and Galactrix are mine this week. Next week I'm claiming Darkstalkers.

Each of those titles are worth it to me at that price and I'm not in the mood to wait.

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#7115 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:41 PM

I half expected it to happen, but I bought Karateka two weeks ago, after I knew we were going to have two weeks of DLC sales, and now it's on sale.

If you want a laid back and fun pick up and play title, I think Karateka is well worth the 5 bucks (I don't feel ripped off having paid 10). The game is deceptively simple, beating it with the first guy is pretty tough and beating it without getting hit for the achievement is proving to be an old school hair pulling challenge.


I know it's a bit OT since this is an xbox thread, but if you aren't completely upposed to PC gaming, and have just about any computer made in the last 5 or so years, you can get Karateka with another half dozen or so games for $1 in the current Groupees Be Mine 8 bundle;)

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#7116 MisterLemon

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:56 PM

Alan Wake sale?! Fuck yes!!! Haha and I was just about to make a deal to buy the signal off some guy, too bad for him he dragged his feet even though he was online.

Edit: But if it's just the game itself Imma be sooooo shitty

#7117 Althax

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:17 PM

Ok I know I'm in the minority but I will throw out that I thought Alan Wake was pretty dumb. It was monotonous, rediculous, and pretty boring. I had to force myself to finish it.

I really didn't care for it and I don't understand all the praise it gets. The gameplay is repetitive and the writing style was so annoying that it sapped any enjoyment the plot might have had.

I could explain further but im not here to start a fight. I just want to warn people from buying it blindly just based on all the love it gets.

#7118 MisterLemon

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:28 PM

My name is Althax. I'm a hater.



The game... is not good.

(I'm altering game quotes before I get yelled at for blindly flaming)

#7119 sicsonic

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:34 PM

Sweet. been waiting for Pid to go on sale. 400 points, no brainer.

#7120 Hestar

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:45 PM

Ok I know I'm in the minority but I will throw out that I thought Alan Wake was pretty dumb. It was monotonous, rediculous, and pretty boring. I had to force myself to finish it.

I really didn't care for it and I don't understand all the praise it gets. The gameplay is repetitive and the writing style was so annoying that it sapped any enjoyment the plot might have had.

I could explain further but im not here to start a fight. I just want to warn people from buying it blindly just based on all the love it gets.


Really? Alan wake is in probably in my top 5 best games this gen.I really hope we see some AW2 tomorrow.So far a MMA game and fifa...YAWN
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#7121 crazylox2001

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:49 PM

where the alan wake sale..maybe im slow but i dont see or when it will be on sale

#7122 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:50 PM

Ok I know I'm in the minority but I will throw out that I thought Alan Wake was pretty dumb. It was monotonous, rediculous, and pretty boring. I had to force myself to finish it.

I really didn't care for it and I don't understand all the praise it gets. The gameplay is repetitive and the writing style was so annoying that it sapped any enjoyment the plot might have had.

I could explain further but im not here to start a fight. I just want to warn people from buying it blindly just based on all the love it gets.


You and me both, though I enjoyed the story for what it was. I don't think it's necessarily a bad game, but I personally wouldn't place it nearly as high as most people here. That said I still might pick up the DLC if it's cheap enough, or American Nightmare, which I've been curious about but wouldn't even consider at full price given my feelings on the original.

Not trying to hate either, just different strokes for different blokes;)

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#7123 Althax

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:13 PM

I know I'm in the minority for hating on this game but I can't help it! I wanted it to be good. I wanted to like it. I tried to like it. But there were too many aweful names and inuendos in the game writing itself. Darkness Falls, Night Springs, etc. etc. etc. the final straw was Rose Marigold. I was so disgusted by that one that I felt intellectually assaulted.

All that really turned me off to what the game was. It was such bad writing that it pulled me out of any imersion in the game. Add in the repetitive enemy encounters and I checked out of the game mentally. The rest of it was going through the motions just to get to the end.

I understand why people like it on some level, but whatever pulled people into that game didn't work on me at all. I was repulsed by the horrific writing. But even understanding what the game was about and why some liked it, I still can't see how anyone would put it on a top 5 or must play list.

Different strokes indeed and dont let me be the only voice in your decision but I felt that I had to offer a dissenting view to all the gushing on it. I recommend reading a few reviews if there isn't a demo to try first.

#7124 Brother Daz

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:33 PM

Ok I know I'm in the minority but I will throw out that I thought Alan Wake was pretty dumb. It was monotonous, rediculous, and pretty boring. I had to force myself to finish it.

I really didn't care for it and I don't understand all the praise it gets. The gameplay is repetitive and the writing style was so annoying that it sapped any enjoyment the plot might have had.

I could explain further but im not here to start a fight. I just want to warn people from buying it blindly just based on all the love it gets.

youre not alone. I couldn't even finish it. I really wanted to like the game but was just bored to death with the combat and pacing.

#7125 E.Nich

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:34 PM

Different strokes indeed and dont let me be the only voice in your decision but I felt that I had to offer a dissenting view to all the gushing on it. I recommend reading a few reviews if there isn't a demo to try first.

I know what you mean man. The game has never interested me, not my kind of game. But if it hits 400/600msp I'll give it a try.

#7126 CAiNiAC

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:36 PM

I know I'm in the minority for hating on this game but I can't help it! I wanted it to be good. I wanted to like it. I tried to like it. But there were too many aweful names and inuendos in the game writing itself. Darkness Falls, Night Springs, etc. etc. etc. the final straw was Rose Marigold. I was so disgusted by that one that I felt intellectually assaulted.

All that really turned me off to what the game was. It was such bad writing that it pulled me out of any imersion in the game. Add in the repetitive enemy encounters and I checked out of the game mentally. The rest of it was going through the motions just to get to the end.

I understand why people like it on some level, but whatever pulled people into that game didn't work on me at all. I was repulsed by the horrific writing. But even understanding what the game was about and why some liked it, I still can't see how anyone would put it on a top 5 or must play list.

Different strokes indeed and dont let me be the only voice in your decision but I felt that I had to offer a dissenting view to all the gushing on it. I recommend reading a few reviews if there isn't a demo to try first.



It's all good. I've noticed you seem to be in the minority on quite a few titles that come up on topic around here, original Crash Course and Battleblock for instance (the first of which I liked, the second I believe is sheer brilliance). It takes all kinds and theres no harm in having a difference of opinion.

I know I fall in the very same category with other well received titles that I just can't see any merit in. My biggest XBLA purchase regret is without question Bastion, and I even picked it up on sale. I would turn over my ownership rights to it for a mere percentage of MSP back. I find it uninspired, monotonous, and downright tedious to try and force myself through. The narrator is the only unique aspect to the game and he does nothing for me as well. Theres always going to be games that just don't click for some of us.

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#7127 E.Nich

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:58 PM

where the alan wake sale..maybe im slow but i dont see or when it will be on sale

In a few hours more mate, be patient.

My biggest XBLA purchase regret is without question Bastion, and I even picked it up on sale. I would turn over my ownership rights to it for a mere percentage of MSP back. I find it uninspired, monotonous, and downright tedious to try and force myself through. The narrator is the only unique aspect to the game and he does nothing for me as well. Theres always going to be games that just don't click for some of us.

I love Bastion, is the most beautiful xbla game imo (but I admit that the gameplay is a little... clunky), and I also bought it at half price. Looking forward to Transistor by the same devs. But to each their own.

#7128 Ryuukishi

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:58 PM

I know I fall in the very same category with other well received titles that I just can't see any merit in. My biggest XBLA purchase regret is without question Bastion, and I even picked it up on sale. I would turn over my ownership rights to it for a mere percentage of MSP back. I find it uninspired, monotonous, and downright tedious to try and force myself through.


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I'm lukewarm on Alan Wake. I played a bit of it, the graphics were very impressive and the gameplay seemed solid, but it just didn't grab me. I still haven't finished it though I'd like to sometime.

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#7129 Althax

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:05 AM

It's all good. I've noticed you seem to be in the minority on quite a few titles that come up on topic around here, original Crash Course and Battleblock for instance (the first of which I liked, the second I believe is sheer brilliance). It takes all kinds and theres no harm in having a difference of opinion.

I know I fall in the very same category with other well received titles that I just can't see any merit in. My biggest XBLA purchase regret is without question Bastion, and I even picked it up on sale. I would turn over my ownership rights to it for a mere percentage of MSP back. I find it uninspired, monotonous, and downright tedious to try and force myself through. The narrator is the only unique aspect to the game and he does nothing for me as well. Theres always going to be games that just don't click for some of us.


I've never felt my taste was far off the mainstream but recently I have been feeling like the gaming community is on crack for some of the games that get praised to death. Part of it is that I'm more and more sticking to single player only. Castle crashers is probably a lot more fun with local co-op but I can't really see why it's a big deal playing on my own. Battleblock i haven't given a fair shake honestly. I tried the demo and got bored in a few minutes. I will probably give it another shot down the road.

I see your point on Bastion. I like it ok but haven't finished it yet and don't see why it was considered so great.

#7130 PrarieD0G

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:08 AM

Ok I know I'm in the minority but I will throw out that I thought Alan Wake was pretty dumb. It was monotonous, rediculous, and pretty boring. I had to force myself to finish it.

I really didn't care for it and I don't understand all the praise it gets. The gameplay is repetitive and the writing style was so annoying that it sapped any enjoyment the plot might have had.

I could explain further but im not here to start a fight. I just want to warn people from buying it blindly just based on all the love it gets.


What annoyed you about the writing style? I'm just curious because the way the story was told was one of the highlights of the game for me. I don't know of any other games like it.

Agree with you on Castle Crashers though. It was a decent game with a lot of personality, but the overall fun factor wasn't there for me.

#7131 VaultBoy101

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:19 AM

The reason for that particular writing style in Alan Wake is that he is a second-rate horror writer living through one of his own stories (or perhaps it's a second-rate horror story written by another author, but that's getting a bit too deep into it). It's intentional, and as a writer myself, I thought it was brilliant. One of my favorite games this generation.

#7132 bardockkun

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:32 AM

Are we talking about what games we don't like on 360? Has anyone brought up Limbo?!
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#7133 Rollobobo

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:34 AM

The reason for that particular writing style in Alan Wake is that he is a second-rate horror writer living through one of his own stories (or perhaps it's a second-rate horror story written by another author, but that's getting a bit too deep into it). It's intentional, and as a writer myself, I thought it was brilliant. One of my favorite games this generation.


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Couldn't agree with more.

#7134 simmias

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:37 AM

Wow, all you Alan Wake haters need to put that in your sig so I know never to trust a game recommendation from you.

#7135 PrarieD0G

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:49 AM

Wow, all you Alan Wake haters need to put that in your sig so I know never to trust a game recommendation from you.

:rofl: hahaha, that just made my night.

#7136 the Gooseler

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:54 AM

I haven't played Alan Wake, but everything I've heard about it is positive.

Damn another two weeks of no Mass Effect. I can't believe some of that DLC hasn't been on sale since at least 2009.
I wonder what is going to happen when the next Xbox Live marketplace is up. Will it be integrated into this marketplace, will these games drop in price before being removed down the road, and if so what happens to our stuff when the servers that have these things goes down?

Off topic, does anybody have the name of the thread with the international list of GonD that shows what can and can't be played on a US xbox? I can't seem to find it.

#7137 Althax

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:58 AM

The reason for that particular writing style in Alan Wake is that he is a second-rate horror writer living through one of his own stories (or perhaps it's a second-rate horror story written by another author, but that's getting a bit too deep into it). It's intentional, and as a writer myself, I thought it was brilliant. One of my favorite games this generation.


I don't want to get spoilerish but I do understand what youre saying. Sadly, I could not get past the crappy writing within the game. As I said earlier, it broke any immersion I had in the game. It annoyed and bothered me to the point that I couldnt enjoy anything in it.

#7138 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:15 AM

You know what game sucked? Pong.


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#7139 E.Nich

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:18 AM

Well, as things have become this way before the sales go live, I'll say that Fez is a very pretty game with amazing music; but it's boring, and repetitive, and boring, and long, and... boring.

#7140 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:30 AM

Alan Wake is a masterpiece. No sarcasm. No joking. I love that game and all of the DLC.
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