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Braid (XBLA) 800 MSP - XBLM Gold Deal of the Week - Starts 2/23


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17067 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago   Has been playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:21 AM

Link to Braid game on Xbox.com
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http://majornelson.c...f-the-week.aspx

After the successful run the deal of the week had last December, we’re bringing it back on a regular basis. Starting Monday, February 23rd Xbox LIVE Gold members will receive a discount on a different piece of content each week (Arcade games, Game Add-Ons, Xbox Originals.)

With this announcement of the program, I am also able to give you a tip on what the first deal of the week will be.
Braid the award winning Xbox LIVE Arcade title normally 1200 points will be available for Gold Members in all Xbox LIVE regions starting Monday for only 800 points, a 33% savings.

Braid will be available
for the special price after Monday February 23rd at 13:00 GMT/0800ET/0500 PT *


Edited by shrike4242, 24 February 2009 - 06:17 PM.
Clarified OP title that this is for XBL Gold members only. Some people can't read the OP to get this info.


#2 DukeEdwardI   Whose Queens? CAGiversary!   2141 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:24 AM

looks like i'll be getting this now. i liked the demo and it's received heaps of praise, but $15 (1200 points) was WAY too much for me. Thanks CheapyD!

#3 the4thnobleman   Helpdesk Wookiee CAGiversary!   244 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:27 AM

Hope this trend continues. After the support from December, and all the praise Steam has been getting over its DLC and online "Sales" its no wonder more people haven't considered following suit.

#4 Organ Donor   Watch his Bull Charge! CAGiversary!   1250 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:31 AM

I just recently played the demo and really liked it. $10 is a good price. Thanks for the heads up, CheapyD!

#5 Haggar   Mayor of Metro City CAGiversary!   1333 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:39 AM

The game is not worth 400 Microsoft Points in my opinion. It's crappy and Jonathan Blow is a pretentious douchebag that cries like a little bitch. The only reason I have it is because Spike TV gave me a download code for free and I still hate it.

Flame away, but I cannot stand Braid or it's holier than thou creator Jonathan Blow. He just annoys the crap out of me.

#6 Weetrick   @weetrick CAGiversary!   122 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:39 AM

The game is not worth 400 Microsoft Points in my opinion. It's crappy and Jonathan Blow is a pretentious douchebag that cries like a little bitch. The only reason I have it is because Spike TV gave me a download code for free and I still hate it.

Flame away, but I cannot stand Braid or it's holier than thou creator Jonathan Blow. He just annoys the crap out of me.


Braid isn't for everyone, but if you are interested in it at all, you would be foolish to pass this deal up!
$10 is a great price.

#7 aniousjoe   Mr. Ka-ra-teh CAGiversary!   613 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:41 AM

Should get this somehow... Even if I don't have gold.
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#8 ninja dog   Shoto Guilt CAGiversary!   5730 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:41 AM

The game is not worth 400 Microsoft Points in my opinion. It's crappy and Jonathan Blow is a pretentious douchebag that cries like a little bitch. The only reason I have it is because Spike TV gave me a download code for free and I still hate it.

Flame away, but I cannot stand Braid or it's holier than thou creator Jonathan Blow. He just annoys the crap out of me.



Sounds like you hate the guy who made it more than you hate the game. good job.

#9 zephyr27   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   10 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:43 AM

I'm taking it some suits at MS saw the article about Steam upping their sales of L4D 3000% or whatever when it was on sale.

#10 Haggar   Mayor of Metro City CAGiversary!   1333 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:46 AM

Sounds like you hate the guy who made it more than you hate the game. good job.


Not really. I kinda hate them equally.

But I respect other people's opinions. I personally hated the game and hate the douchey creator.

#11 lllGurulll   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1137 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:49 AM

Should get this somehow... Even if I don't have gold.

That is the business model that is ticking me off with Microsoft. Quit limiting sales to the Gold members only. When people are required to pay for a service just to get the sale price it isn't really a sale.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:53 AM

I would definitely pick this up if I hadn't already.

Instead, I'll just be the copypasta whore who reposts this on SD. x(

#13 thorbahn3   Everyone talks too much! CAGiversary!   3434 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:54 AM

Looks like the waiting game paid off after all.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:54 AM

Yes, yes, finally I'm down with this and my gold membership ends next month, phew haha!

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#15 aniousjoe   Mr. Ka-ra-teh CAGiversary!   613 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:00 AM

That is the business model that is ticking me off with Microsoft. Quit limiting sales to the Gold members only. When people are required to pay for a service just to get the sale price it isn't really a sale.



Demos were fine. Free DLC is acceptable, if annoying. This, however, sucks, but what can you do.
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#16 lllGurulll   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1137 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:02 AM

Demos were fine. Free DLC is acceptable, if annoying. This, however, sucks, but what can you do.

Not that M$ cares about my business but I don't buy anything from them through the Live service at all since they started doing this last year.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:08 AM

Good price. I wish I had waited. I bought it a month or so ago, played it once, liked it, but didn't get around to it again yet.

#18 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   9949 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:14 AM

I guess for 800 I'll go ahead and grab it. Thanks!
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#19 menikmati   Isolation, self-damnation CAGiversary!   3498 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:18 AM

Tried the demo and it wasn't my cup of tea, but a good deal nonetheless.

#20 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17067 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago   Has been playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:27 AM

Looks like the waiting game paid off after all.


The waiting game sucks, let's play:


#21 shenryo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   13 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:05 AM

For everybody who can buy it: BUY IT and show MS that 800 point XBLA games are what they should always charge

#22 Chemosh013   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1776 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:38 AM

Demos were fine. Free DLC is acceptable, if annoying. This, however, sucks, but what can you do.


Ya, it's a pain but gold isn't that expensive. With the recent sales on gold memberships it ends up being about 2.50 a month.

Also, you could just create a fake account (which gives you a free month of gold anyways) and then buy an 800 point card from BB, CC to get it. Since it will be associated with both the gamertag that downloaded it and the console you will be able to play it with your silver account. A pain in the butt i know but it's a work around.

#23 Saix_XIII   Video Game Addict CAGiversary!   5191 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:04 AM

In for 1. I have 800 points left over and had no idea what to get, was thinking of Schizoid or something, but this is a MUCH better choice.

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#24 jdeluis   Now In Stereo! CAGiversary!   644 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:32 AM

Jonathan Blow is a pretentious douchebag that cries like a little bitch.


This is the only part I agree from your post.

The game on the other hand I thought it was great. The music is the best part about the game. Such beautiful music in this game. Well worth the $10. :applause:

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:42 AM

Looks like the waiting game paid off after all.

bah-dum-tishhhhhhhh

#26 liquidgraffiti   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   65 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:04 AM

Cool, in for 1. Wanted to get it, but for $15 I passed it up. Now's the time for me to get it at $10, even though I have a crap load of games to play, a sale is a sale :)
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#27 Count Van Ghoul   Past The Mission CAGiversary!   686 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:22 PM

Just downloaded it!

I'm SO glad they brought back the deal of the week, here's hoping for some cheap expansion packs coming up!

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#28 newlu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1574 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:27 PM

Also in for one!
Thanks Cheapy for the heads up!

#29 wampa8jedi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4095 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:36 PM

Not to change the topic, but I also noticed Puzzle Quest is also down to 800 points.
When did that one drop? I must really be "out of the loop" or something.


I seem to recall it dropping about a year ago, but it might be more or less.
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#30 gryphter   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   534 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:49 PM

on the fence with this one. my backlog is so big I really shouldn't be buying this, sale or not. I know the game gets a lot of praise, though...