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#1021 Brother Daz

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

Has anyone tried Arcadecraft? I tried the demo of it earlier and it seemed really neat so I think I will have to pick it up. Was neat seeing some CAGs come into my arcade. I had to kick Brother Daz's avatar out because he was abusing a machine.

Lol sorry bro, I wasn't myself that day.

#1022 shinn

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:49 PM

wow you must have been one of the first 1,000 people to sign up for xbl with that gamertag! also, im afraid youre going to need to shell out the dough for the official gear, to match your name.

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oh man i want the first suit so bad!

#1023 LordVila

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

Lol sorry bro, I wasn't myself that day.


You must have been having a real bad day because it cost 1000 to repair lol.

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#1024 harry hood

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:00 PM

gamers are so serious and weird


#1025 MetalMegaGio

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

Has anyone played Hybrid lately? If so how active is the community still in the game? I don't want to buy it and have only two or three people playing.

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#1026 Mega Man

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

wow you must have been one of the first 1,000 people to sign up for xbl with that gamertag! also, im afraid youre going to need to shell out the dough for the official gear, to match your name.

http://marketplace.x...ace?Brand=14476

Nope just got lucky when major nelson announced they would be resetting gamertags no longer in use I would check twice a day on this name only and got lucky. And I love MGS just as much as mega man so its hard to switch the big boss avatar to mega man

#1027 Fear No Darkness

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

I highly enjoyed the demo; preview pics don't do the game justice by any stretch. The biggest problem I see is that it feels more like a 400-point game a-la Quarrel. 1200 is way too much to ask for a turn-based game like this.

Same goes for The Cave. 800 should be the limit unless it's close to worthy of a disc release.


Referring to Skulls of the Shogun, I couldn't agree more, if it had been even 800 I might have pulled the trigger on it because that's how much I enjoyed it, but for 1200 and an uneven multiplayer experience I'm gonna wait for a sale. Same with the cave. I play the demos of 1200 point games, but rarely buy them at that price unless they blow me away.

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The end of an era, RIP Amazon.
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#1028 MSUHitman

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

That is cool. Saw it on the dash thinking it was an xbla. Never bought an indie game from Xbox. I'll check out the demo.

To reinforce what others are saying, if you liked Alan wake but felt it kinda slow-you'll like American nightmare. If you haven't played Alan wake but have a mild interest, this is also a good sample.


Beware on XBL Indie Games you MUST be signed into Live to play them, they cannot be played offline, even if you're on the console the game was purchased on.

Another vote positive for American Nightmare, one of my top 10 games of last year and the only XBLA game I paid $15 for last year.

#1029 BettercallPitPat

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Beware on XBL Indie Games you MUST be signed into Live to play them, they cannot be played offline, even if you're on the console the game was purchased on.


Ugh, thanks for the heads up ill pass. I'm usually downloading something on my computer and so I get booted from xbl regularly.

Hope the rumors of the nextbox being always online are false.

#1030 Darthstryk3R

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

Is there a heads up on next weeks deals?

#1031 the Gooseler

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:30 PM

Beware on XBL Indie Games you MUST be signed into Live to play them, they cannot be played offline, even if you're on the console the game was purchased on.....


Well that sucks, luckily the only Indie games I have any interest in are Penny Arcades Rain slick 3 & 4, which brings up a question. Does Xbldb keep track of Indie games? I was searching for price drops on 3 but it only shows 1 & 2.

#1032 bardockkun

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:38 PM

Is there a heads up on next weeks deals?

Bioshock and Red Dead DLC.
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#1033 dark_inchworm

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

Is there a heads up on next weeks deals?


Stay tuned to Major Nelson's blog, as that's where any early deal leaks take place probably 8 times out of 10. But to answer your question, no, I've seen no hints thus far.

...but bardockkun's probably right ;)

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#1034 Junpei

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:53 PM

Is there a heads up on next weeks deals?


Well, last week they surprised us with Amy, Puzzle Quest DLC and Matt Hazard: BBB discounts, so grab the list tylerh1701 keeps in his sig and start praying! ;)
Could this be the fabled, highly coveted, heavily sought "all Mass Effect add-ons at 50% off" week, finally? :lol:

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#1035 vamn

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Well that sucks, luckily the only Indie games I have any interest in are Penny Arcades Rain slick 3 & 4, which brings up a question. Does Xbldb keep track of Indie games? I was searching for price drops on 3 but it only shows 1 & 2.


Nope, that site doesn't. From my understanding, it's due to the sheer number of indie games to track of. And if you're talking about the Penny Arcade games, 1 and 2 were released as regular XBLA games, not indies. The 3rd one was released as an Indie because they went with a different developer, Zeboyd Games, after things fell apart with Hothead Games.

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#1036 seppuku

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:50 PM

Does Xbldb keep track of Indie games? I was searching for price drops on 3 but it only shows 1 & 2.

Unfortunately, no. There was http://www.cheapassg...ighlight=xblig'>XBLIG price drop thread created when Microsoft loosened up their file size-to-price limitations. I think the Penny Arcade indie game was mentioned in there (or maybe it was mentioned in one of these XBL sale threads).


So I just got done playing the demo for Amy. While the story is intriguing enough for to look past the kinda drab visuals, there's really no excuse for those horrifically sluggish controls and overall numbing gameplay. It was like navigating through molasses while OD'ing on Vicodin: slow, imprecise and unresponsive. It's about 240 msp outside my tolerance.

On the other hand, the campy nature of Yar's Revenge and its more appealing visual and audio presentation allow me to overlook its crappy controls. Go figure, although it's arguably a different kind of crap than Amy.

And on the subject of Atari, I didn't bother with any of the other demos except missile command, which I'd probably buy if it weren't for the fact that in think it would be better suited (with some minor revisions) for a touchscreen device. That, and paying more than $1 for something so simplistic and singular isn't something I'm willing to do any more (mostly thanks to XBLIG, which has raised the bar).

As a fan of the original Earthworm Jim for the Genesis, what I played of the HD remake's demo, it seems like a solid value at 400 msp with the added features. However, I think I'll be content dusting off (and blowing on) my old cart once in a great while, and instead putting those points towards the rest of the Alien Breed games (despite the fact that they'll probably get real repetitive, as has been pointed out by at least one person on here).
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#1037 vamn

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:55 PM

Yeah, I almost forgot that Penny Arcade 3 did get a sale for 240 MSP back in August during PAX Prime. Maybe they'll have another one for PAX East in March?

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#1038 tylerh1701

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:36 AM

Is there a heads up on next weeks deals?


Haha a day earlier than normal.

As for this weeks deals, I'm actually still debating the ghostbusters suit for a buck. I kind of with Slimer and the Stay Puft Man were a buck, I'd have been all over those.

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#1039 JStryke

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:13 AM

The general consensus seems to be that Amy is a very meh game. I never played it before the patch, and I was hoping that it was just me not being in the mood for a horror game, but looks like it may be a pass.

Still on the fence however for Matt Hazard, but it may be a pass as well. I enjoyed Eat Lead, and while I knew it was a side scroller, it felt bare bones in the demo. No voice overs for one is disappointing.

Reminds me I still need to try the demo for Zeno Clash as well.

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#1040 Decker

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:41 AM

Do I need to get all three Alien Breed games? Do they tell a big overall story, or are they all pretty much the same thing?

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#1041 emwearz

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:46 AM

I would not bother with them at all.

Two and three are so similar to one it's borderline a joke. They are pretty boring and average twin stick overhead games, don't waste your points.
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#1042 DrUnkAgAIn

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:00 AM

I'm still debating the Matt Hazard game if anyone wants to sell me on it.

#1043 eastx

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:53 AM

To prove my point there is 1,036 backlinks and that's just from co-optimus. I will post the wpcentral #'s shortly. So while I do agree that posting relevant information/reviews is helpful, posting over a thousand links to your domain is clearly against the TOS as well as a clear sign of back link farming.

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That's nonsense. I've made about 7,000 posts here over the last 10 years. I highly doubt that 1 out of every 7 posts has been linking to one of my reviews at Co-Optimus. I've only reviewed about 50 games there at most.

Affiliate links are hyperlinks that give the referrer money when clicked. I've never posted an affiliate link at CAG. I do not own either site I write for and don't receive payment based on page views or clickthroughs.

Also, who are you again? Even if you're not Weeman, you're not disclosing the real reason for this little quest for vengeance. It can only be that you're a friend of Weeman who has some stake in Avatar Football as well. Nothing wrong with the latter part, but again it's important to be honest about your associations.

Whatever the case, it's pretty clear you're insane. Why can't I ever get a female stalker?

Eastx has always had relevant things to say in this thread, and sometimes that included a link to a review about the game in question. It's not like he drops in with nothing more than a link and then disappears until the next week.

Granted it has been months since I've been in this thread, but eastx is ok in my book.


I Actually like the reviews that EastX puts up on this thread.Im the type of person that hates reviews from IGN,Xplay,Etc. Because they are all very biased towards certain games. And the reviews that EastX has linked us to have been pretty helpful.


As a disclaimer, I'll admit that I'm pretty good friends with EastX. That being said, as far as I can see he has only promoted any of his work one time in his 16 posts since this new thread started. The one thing he did post was a link to some of his gameplay of Skulls of the Shogun, which seems extremely relevant. Like Chrono said, when he posts it's almost always relevant to the discussion.


Thanks for the kind words, fellas. As you've all pointed out, I only link to my articles when it's relevant to the discussion. I don't have any particular interest in CAGs visiting the sites linked in my signature. I just enjoy sharing my writing and hearing my friends' and peers' opinions of it. Also, I haven't broken any rules (other than maybe getting in a public argument with Mr. Crazy Pants) and have nothing to apologize for.

Edited by eastx, 11 February 2013 - 05:10 AM.


#1044 yamayama

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:34 AM

Let me just chime in real quick.

I've had the pleasure of actually meeting Eastx in person. One of the nicest dudes you could ever meet. The links he posts is out of the kindess in his heart and the love and passion he has for gaming. He doesn't NEED to do any of this. Dude has a family and a full schedule, which boggles my mind that he even has the time to write these reviews. While I may not agree with the reviews sometimes, it's good to hear someones opinion every now and then. Anyways, It's not like you have to read every review lol... I know I don't. I choose to read about the games/articles that interest me. I don't know what else to say. Keep up the good work Paul.

As for Indie games, the motto goes like this, "No Achievements, No Thanks!", with very few exceptions of course.

Sorry for the wall of text but I had to get that out.

On topic, I'm getting the Atari games on sale lol...

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#1045 louiedog

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:58 AM

I'm still debating the Matt Hazard game if anyone wants to sell me on it.


Want me to sell you against it? I saw people saying some terrible things about it, but I thought the videos that I'd seen looked alright. I assumed it was at least worth checking out. I managed to get a code for it for free and after about 15 minutes realized that I was wrong and the people who said it was bad were right. I continued to play it after those 15 minutes, hoping it would get better, and I consider that wasted time. I didn't lose any money on it, but I wish I'd used that time for something better, like a nap.

#1046 tylerh1701

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:23 AM

Well, last week they surprised us with Amy, Puzzle Quest DLC and Matt Hazard: BBB discounts, so grab the list tylerh1701 keeps in his sig and start praying! ;)
Could this be the fabled, highly coveted, heavily sought "all Mass Effect add-ons at 50% off" week, finally? :lol:


That list isn't 100% up to date at the moment, I'll hopefully be able to get to it this week. But yeah, it seems like MS has been doing a pretty decent job with giving us discounts on old random games that haven't actually had sales before. It's very appreciated IMO.

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#1047 fatboyjam

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:34 AM

It probably is just an unfortunate fluke, but the latest system update for Xbox corrupted my hard drive and I probably lost it all. If you feel like playing safe, it might not be a bad idea to spend a few minutes to copy your game saves to your cloud drive or a thumb drive.
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#1048 polo14player

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:41 AM

Hydrophobia worth a couple bucks??

#1049 Sath666

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:56 AM

As for Indie games, the motto goes like this, "No Achievements, No Thanks!", with very few exceptions of course.


Don't forget that you should be always connected to XBL in order to play these indie games. This is the main reason why i have purchased only few. ;)

btw At this point i'm tired from achievements. Most of them are pretty boring to going after.

#1050 eastx

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:22 AM

btw At this point i'm tired from achievements. Most of them are pretty boring to going after.


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