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#2641 EYEL1NER

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

This is a hard choice. I really want JoJo's, because I have always wanted to play it and have never been able to get a cheap Dreamcast copy. But Darkstalkers comes out Wednesday and I only feel like buying one XBLA title. I could wait on a deal on Darkstalkers, but then again: It's Darkstalkers. And a full-price purchase from me now might be what makes a difference on whether a DS4 ever comes out (probably a fool to get my hopes up though).

I think I might end up waiting on Jojo's.

#2642 handsomepete

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:27 PM

I have 6 MS battery packs that cannot hold a charge. Last week my single Play & Charge cable started to fail and will only power a controller when it is held upside down.

The same day this happened, my third PS3 failed to eject a disc (first two had YLOD within days after purchase.) I'm debating fixing or selling as the two DualShock 3s I have do not hold charges either and only power on while plugged into the console.

This all happened two days before receiving my newly repaired Wii in the mail. This was the second time it has been sent out because it stopped reading discs altogether.

My point is, even though I got RROD twice on each of my Xbox consoles, I don't feel MS is the only one who should be embarrassed this generation.


I was going to write something completely shmarmy, but instead I think you should really get the power current or something checked in your house (or maybe inspected for ghosts who like to put jelly in disc drive slots!). Unless you're playing from sun up to sun down on all of those consoles every day that quantity of failure is incredible.

Although I will admit I assumed all play and charge kits were junk as I've never had one that held a charge past two full charges.

#2643 kayne2000

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:56 PM

I have 6 MS battery packs that cannot hold a charge. Last week my single Play & Charge cable started to fail and will only power a controller when it is held upside down.

The same day this happened, my third PS3 failed to eject a disc (first two had YLOD within days after purchase.) I'm debating fixing or selling as the two DualShock 3s I have do not hold charges either and only power on while plugged into the console.

This all happened two days before receiving my newly repaired Wii in the mail. This was the second time it has been sent out because it stopped reading discs altogether.

My point is, even though I got RROD twice on each of my Xbox consoles, I don't feel MS is the only one who should be embarrassed this generation.

I will however vouche for Eneloop rechargeables. I keep chargers in several rooms in my house and use them in everything I can. They have not failed me in the past three years.

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well that sucks lol. i do agree the console quality of each company has dropped quite a bit this generation. that said my Wii is the only one that didnt die. granted my Wii i am certain is half dead as it tends to overheat and you cant leave on standby anymore you must actually unplug it and it now must be played horizontal as the vents wont air out properly any other way now.

my first ps3 died though in a heartbreaking way. went i got my 50 inch TV something happened and the ps3 died.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:22 PM

So it looks like the Wallace Wells DLC for Scott Pilgrim is FINALLY coming out this week, as it's been confirmed for PSN tomorrow, so that should mean Xbox Live will get it tomorrow as well.
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:22 PM

If the word on Scott Pilgrim is actually true, I'll be happy. Granted, we were this close before only to be let down in the end.

As for this week's sale, picked up everything I didn't already own with the exception of Jojo. Looks enjoyable and different enough, and 800 is much easier to stomach than 1600. That said, I'm terrible at 2D fighters and I don't recall seeing a tutorial mode or anything like that. Probably will make a last minute decision on it tonight if somebody wants to try selling me for or against.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:23 PM

So it looks like the Wallace Wells DLC for Scott Pilgrim is FINALLY coming out this week, as it's been confirmed for PSN tomorrow, so that should mean Xbox Live will get it tomorrow as well.

Finally? I'm not going to hold my breath, but it would be nice to finally get my hands on this so I can once again have all the achievements for this game.
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#2647 David Hibiki

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:07 PM

Not sure if anyone used the family gold packs, but MS is canceling the renewal of them.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:10 PM

Not sure if anyone used the family gold packs, but MS is canceling the renewal of them.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:35 PM

I have a feeling theres gonna be a sale on ubisoft games this week. Psn is doing it
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:25 PM

So it looks like the Wallace Wells DLC for Scott Pilgrim is FINALLY coming out this week, as it's been confirmed for PSN tomorrow, so that should mean Xbox Live will get it tomorrow as well.


It's out on PSN and we still haven't heard about the XBLA version. Not good. I honestly believe us XBLAers are going to get screwed here this time.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:34 PM

Still waiting for some ME3 DLC to go on sale. Love ME, but the DLC just doesn't seem worth the full price anymore now that the story has essentially ended :/


Citadel is worth every single Allard, just ask anyone in the 360 ME thread.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:48 PM

About play n charge kits and rechargeables. I had this issue with a white controller a while back that stopped charging. I moved the battery to one of the new black controllers and it charges beautifully. The only thing it doesn't do it recharge when the system is off which is a pain but liveable. So I would recommend you try the charger and battery on a second controller if you have one. No clue why this works for me but it did save me buying a new battery and charge kit.

#2653 Blade3D

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:05 PM

I've had 2 batteries not charging for awhile and now they can't hold a charge...sucks cause it wasn't too long ago I had bought a dual pack of them
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:08 PM

It's out on PSN and we still haven't heard about the XBLA version. Not good. I honestly believe us XBLAers are going to get screwed here this time.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:18 PM

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:21 PM

400 MSP? Well, I'm intrigued now...
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:47 PM

It's crazy hearing all these stories about bad batteries.

I will also say I did not expect the Xbox to draw so much power. One time I had a small paper over the top where the fan vent was. It made a weird sound as if it was about to explode. Never under any circumstance do you put anything on top of that thing.

At least Playstation put their vents in the back of the device.

I hope there are some bad sales this week. I'm down to 190 points from two weeks ago.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:03 AM

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the scott pilgrim online multiplayer+wallace pack hits xbox live tomorrow for 400 msp


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#2659 ShinSolidus

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:18 AM

I think I'll go ahead and pick up Jojo. Glad it came down by half instead of 25 percent. Shoulda been 10 bucks to begin with, as far as I'm concerned.

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#2660 XzMrHitDatHoezX

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:20 AM

I too will pick up JoJo even though I won't even play it'll most likely sit in my digital backlog of games across Xbox and ps3
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:20 AM

If it needs reiteration, the play-n-charge kit is pretty much crap. Mine hasn't been able to hold a charge in years, so I just use it with the dead battery and cable, since I only sit like 2-3 feet away from my console (I play on a monitor). I'm pretty amazed that MS ever thought old-fashioned batteries were a good idea, even in 2005. I guess they just wanted to sell more useless peripherals.


It's not the "play-n-charge kit" that's crap ... it's that 1 single cell within the rechargeable battery has died, and the cells further down the line are unchargeable. But the cable works fine for you, and having the ability to use AA alkaline/Li-ion batteries is a god-send, if you consider PS3 controllers are nearly worthless when the internal battery dies. I will say the AC-powered charger does a much better job at powering up batteries, since it applies a higher charge than any USB-powered solution, and will also cut power to the battery once it's charged ... which is a leading cause of burning out rechargeables.

Thankfully the MS folks did re-launch the power packs, since it was a wasteful investment to buy an AC-powered charger if you had no batteries to fit it!

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#2662 mitch079

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:44 AM

About play n charge kits and rechargeables. I had this issue with a white controller a while back that stopped charging. I moved the battery to one of the new black controllers and it charges beautifully. The only thing it doesn't do it recharge when the system is off which is a pain but liveable. So I would recommend you try the charger and battery on a second controller if you have one. No clue why this works for me but it did save me buying a new battery and charge kit.


Had the same problem a couple of years ago. I bought the charger you plug into the wall and re-charge batteries that way.

#2663 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:06 AM

Haven't had any problems with my charge packs for my controllers. The cables are poorly made though, as they're the only reason that I have to buy new kits at this point.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:12 AM

The charging kit, (the one that looks like an upside down "T" that charges two batteries at once), and the $4.99 batteries at Buy.com sales, (so they're blue or pink, who cares for that cheap), have served me well.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:36 AM

Hmm...I ended up passing on VF2 and Fighting Vipers. Even for $2 a pop, I'd never play them for enjoyment, I'd just achievement-whore them and move on. I did grab Sonic the Fighters though, the polygon 3D models made me smile enough to justify a purchase.

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#2666 Crono-00

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:00 AM

Last few weeks had so many great sales, coupled with this week's deal of the week, and my desire to purchase Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds on release, my digital wallet is getting emptied fast. I am sure all of our backlogs are just bloated by now, such that we're all seeking some sort of slack for storage space on our systems. I really hope the removal of the Sales & Specials + app from the app section is just an anomaly, but coupled with the lack of change on the offers, I am quite concerned. In recent weeks, I remember the Sales & Specials + app saving a few weeks from being abysmal for discounts. So here's hoping tomorrow we at least get something we desire for a lowered price from the primary channel of discounts, Deal of the Week!

So far, it appears to follow Major Nelson's pattern of 3 weeks of knowledge of sales with 1 dark unknown week (which may be mentioned after we all find out). When there's no information, I'll offer my prediction for the upcoming sale, as usual great if I am wrong, awful if I am right. I forecast the Live team may have expended a lot of energy thinking of what to put up for discount, so they phone it in with Microsoft Games Studio published XBLA titles, and not the ones you would want, but the ones that every thread monster here already acquired like Castle Crashers, Fruit Ninja Kinect, Shadow Complex, Toy Soldiers, Trials HD, and 'Splosion Man. If I am right, I will collectively groan with you about that, so pray I am wrong. Too bad, Major Nelson does not have the limitless energy for discounts as I, because I feel it is information many would want to know, perhaps those with the twatter or headbook accounts can bother him every Thursday before there's a void in information on upcoming sales.



This Wednesday's release of the Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game DLC and Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds DLC (over $52million USD price drop!), means I'll need at least 800MSP without counting on what I may purchase on discount this Tuesday.

However, the Wednesday XBLA release, Darkstalkers Resurrection at 1200MSP, means another title I will potentially place onto my "waiting for discount" list. Joining titles like The Cave, Retro City Rampage, Marvel Vs. Capcom Origins, NeoGeo Battle Colosseum, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Deathsmiles 2X, and the complete Capcom Arcade Cabinet set. Once it gets released, I don't see much else on the horizon for fighting games on the 360 aside from BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, the update for XBLA Gulity Gear XX Accent Core Plus to Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, additional crowd-funded characters for Skullgirls, and XBLA Girl Fight (?! O_o, gametrailers.com seems to have removed the video). This could push others to consider the fighting games still on sale at the moment. [EDIT: just remembered there's also that WB fighter no one cares about]

For those pondering a last minute fighting game purchase from the current discounts, I can only say I take pleasure in the games for different reasons. The Sega Model 2 titles, aside from being great for achievement whores, I like them for their novelty, my own personal memory of them, and low 160MSP price (I still somewhat regret passing on Unbound Saga when it was 160MSP); think of it as pumping a few quarters into an arcade machine of them, a quick indulgence game. When Jojo's Bizarre Adventure was released on XBLA (arcade accurate, but without the Dreamcast extras, much like Darkstalkers Resurrection will be missing the additional 3 characters on the Saturn version of Vampire Savior just to stay arcade accurate) at 1600MSP, just told me to save the money for the newer upcoming release even though I enjoyed the comic (it's been running for decades >_<, I'm so old), however, the 800MSP is what the game should have been released at in my opinion, so I purchased it as a fan of the series, even though there are better CPS3-hardware based fighting games I can still enjoy the game for being different [besides, it is good that Capcom did the game, since Guile, Rose, and Juri Han were pretty much based on Jojo's characters much like how Cammy White is from Gunmn and Blanka from Ashita No Joe]. Finally, while not a fighting game, I do love NiGHTS: Into Dreams on the Saturn, while the XBLA version is based on the PS2 version, there was a title update that made the controls feel closer to the Saturn version (still some minor differences); NiGHTS: Into Dreams should appeal to the kids and shouldn't be passed up at 400MSP. Remember, my taste in games is really odd, I really enjoy fighting games even though I am worse than you can imagine at almost all of them, so I jump at them easily when they are cheap (like the localized to the US for PC doujin fighter at a $5 release price, Vanguard Princess <-- you may want to mute that; I wonder what would it take to get that on XBLA).



That's about as much of a surprise as Boba Fett being my favorite Star Wars PFX2 table. I'll be expecting a sale @ 400 points shortly before summer, then I'll be all over it.

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I use Pinball FX2 as my "palette cleansing" game (a game which I play while I am deciding what to knock off my backlog next). The last two tables I played, Iron Man and Ghost Rider, only lasted me a day to get all the achievements and a score which I am somewhat content with at the moment (I will return to them and try to do better another time). I am now running out of tables from all the ones that I have acquired from previous discounts, I only have World War Hulk and Secrets of the Deep remaining. I feel we are due some new tables for discount by now, especially the individual tables (even though the only individual tables that had been on discount were Paranormal and Captain America).



Man, I finally won a scratch and match and my winning prize is Fierce Moves: Super Ninja Training for my avatar lol wtf?! At least i finally won after about 100 tries.


Sorry about digging out a week old quote but since the app is on hiatus, I'm guessing the prize may still be the same at this time. I hope the offers in the app change tomorrow, otherwise my aforementioned harassment of Major Nelson on this issue may be necessary to find out what happened. If it is gone, I never won, and I tried a lot T_T.



Yeah, I often amaze myself looking at what lengths I can reach to avoid futile purchases... 8-)

Jokes aside, I really don't like this "extra bucks for extra colors" philosophy adopted by almost all recent beat'em ups to milk out cash from customers. I acknowledge the undisputed superiority of VF5 in its field, it even managed to catch my attention as a complete 3D brawler n00b and made me spend countles hours on its 4EVO and 5 incarnations (even though I was an ardent fan of the Bloody Roar franchise too... bring it back, Konami!), but I just can't stand this fragmented policy for games and I'd rather wait for a "complete" edition (which will never come for VF5FS, but I'm generally speaking) than buy an "incomplete" product, even if the extras it's missing are cosmetics only.

So yeah, mine's only a personal justification and a critic to Sega's way of thinking. That said, however, the week's long and I might bite anyway since the game is really great... talk about willpower! :lol:


I think XBLA Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown at least is priced in a way which is more acceptable to me. Its two DLC packs (which contain all the other individual character costumes) are 2GBs each, I believe, so I think this release was just a disc release that was broken up to a more palpable pricing structure where the base game at this time is just 400MSP and fantatics can buy in for the superfluous extras for the remaining price of a full retail game (though I would buy the two packs if they were on discount as well). Opposed to a Capcom game which has on-disc characters locked away, yet the disc was initially priced at a full retail price on release, making the total price potentially high (if you choose to get those on-disc characters and extra costumes). I've also mentioned I wanted DOA5, but the more costumes they release at such a high price for each DLC (which are costumes typically included with the base game on prior editions), the more I will have to wait for a super low price for the actual base game. So, if you are a Virtua Fighter fan (not many in the USA), 400MSP for the base game is a fine price in my opinion.

I also just remembered Karateka remake/reboot (?) is on discount as well, and the only positive I know about it is the character design and style is from the same person who is the Batman: The Animated Series character designer. After that, uhh, umm, I got nothing. Someone else will have to do the convincing.



I'll be around debating what I should tackle off my backlog. Logic would suggest I hit the online only titles like Battlefield 1943 and Happy Wars first, yet I'm thinking I really have to start on Deadly Premonition or Metro 2033, but my heart is elsewhere making me get back into the groove of this Wednesday DLC games (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game and Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds). Maybe I should stall with the "palette cleansing" Secrets of the Deep table on Pinball FX2. Decisions, decisions.

Hope to see good deals tomorrow, seeya there!

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#2667 HCHecxz

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:21 AM

Any word on if we going to have some Gears 3 Sales in prep for Judgment this week. This is all I want to see....

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Kick that from 3,600 MSP to 400 MSP or less.

Cuz no one is buying that....not for that insane price!
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#2668 Strider Turbulence

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:24 AM

Gears 3 had a dlc sale last week. I don't think anything else is getting discounted for Judgment.

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#2669 shinn

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:35 AM

farcry 3 pack went down half off. there is a ubisoft sale on psn so maybe thats whats coming on xbl

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:40 AM

Wow insults in the OP. Classy.