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Microsoft Store: Pre-order select 2013 titles, get 1600 MSP (GTA V, Gears, more)


#1 litepink   Target! CAGiversary!   982 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago   Has been playing Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:46 AM

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Gears of War: Judgement *also comes with Classic Hammerburst & Alex Brand DLC
Grand Theft Auto V
Bioshock Infinite
Tomb Raider
Lost Planet 3
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
Crysis 3 Hunter Edition
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14
Dead Space 3 Limited Edition
South Park Stick of Truth

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:54 AM

The Hunter Edition? I assume it comes with some digital stuff?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:02 AM

Hmm.. maybe I should pre-order all of them and hope they mistakenly cancel the orders then decide to let me keep them all free of charge. ;)

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#4 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   9254 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:05 AM

Hmm.. maybe I should pre-order all of them and hope they mistakenly cancel the orders then decide to let me keep them all free of charge. ;)

Wnen did this happen last time? I sense I am missing something.

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#5 Mostly Human   The Mogul CAGiversary!   448 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:06 AM

If they had the 10 off next order I would be in for a few.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:08 AM

Tempting for sure. I got Forza from them on black friday and the shipping was pretty fast for free shipping. I doubt the points will be instant once you pre order, but I can already see people abusing it if so.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:08 AM

Wnen did this happen last time? I sense I am missing something.


It happened with dishonored, they accidentally cancelled all orders and gave the game to those who preordered for free along with the 1600 points and $10 off coupon

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:08 AM

This reminds me I never got my 1600 points from black ops 2

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:11 AM

It happened with dishonored, they accidentally cancelled all orders and gave the game to those who preordered for free along with the 1600 points and $10 off coupon


And Just Dance 4, which is sadly what I pre-ordered simply because it was cheaper and I only wanted the points. Had I known it was going to end up free, I definitely would've ordered Dishonored.

Tempting for sure. I got Forza from them on black friday and the shipping was pretty fast for free shipping. I doubt the points will be instant once you pre order, but I can already see people abusing it if so.


You get the points a couple days after the game arrives.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:12 AM

No Aliens: Colonial Marines + Microsoft making my $10 game "signature required", causing me to have to go pick it up from UPS = Go die in a fire, Microsoft. I'll order from Amazon, and have it release day on my porch when I get home.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:15 AM

If they do the same "addition $10 credit" deal thing like last time, they will win my pre-order over Best Buy. But for just the 1600 MSP, I'd rather have the $20 in Best Buy credit.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:27 AM

This reminds me I never got my 1600 points from black ops 2


I actually called them about it a month ago figuring enough time had lapsed for their system to catch up with eligible orders but nada so I got the runaround and they told me to speak to XBOX LIVE crew which sent me back to MS store support.

MS store support tried to give me another promo code to re-order the digital 1600 MS points but the damn code didn't even work. In the end, the rep just looked up my Gamertag email account for my Xbox and manually added the 1600 points to my account. That's my advice just ask them to add it to your account directly. MS support is ridiculous - took me 2 days and 3 calls to sort out that mess. Jesus. :roll:

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:32 AM

If only it were possible to price match this at Best Buy and their $20 cert promo.

They don't price match on pre-order deals though.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:33 AM

This reminds me I never got my 1600 points from black ops 2

I Literally had to act like a stuck up asshole on the chat to get helped. It took me nearly two months of me waiting for them to do something until I finally just decided to go with the "OH HELL NAW!" approach. So you basically just have to act like a dick to get anything accomplished through their customer service. I Hate to say it, but goddamn they did nothing besides tell me to call XBox Service or tell me to wait 48 hours and they promised they'll get me bumped up and have their supervisor fix the problem (didn't happen).
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:33 AM

Tempting for sure. I got Forza from them on black friday and the shipping was pretty fast for free shipping. I doubt the points will be instant once you pre order, but I can already see people abusing it if so.


I preoredered RE6 when they had a similar promotion, and I believe I got the points code in an email around the same time the game shipped.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:36 AM

Good deal. However the CS is atrocious and takes weeks to get you the right codes .....reminds me, I still need to get 2 $10 credits....ugh

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:45 AM

in for GTA5, thanks OP!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:38 AM

Hmm.. maybe I should pre-order all of them and hope they mistakenly cancel the orders then decide to let me keep them all free of charge. ;)


They took too long to send my 1600 points that I ordered with a game during their $10 sale, so they said they would give me the points for free. However I had used a promo code on that order so they gave me like $5 back. They better offer some good preorder DLC or most people won't care about the $20 in points because they rather have the game day 1 if they're paying $60.

#19 jazzman   Carpe diem CAGiversary!   1207 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:46 AM

Never had an issue at the MS store.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:04 AM

b&m too i presume?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

A word to the wise: back in November when the MS Store was offering Black Ops 2 with a 1600 MSP card and a $10 off coupon for $60, I purchased the game but never received my MSP despite calling numerous times. Finally gave up after calling 6-7 times (if not more) over the course of a few weeks.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

I'd consider maybe ordering a few of these online, but I'm done dealing with my local B&M.

I just had way too many issues with things like this at my local Microsoft Store last year. It just didn't seem like any of the employees knew what they're doing with these promotions. When I had a problem, and it was early on with missing DLC, everyone would tell me different things, take down my contact info and nothing would ever come of that information until I showed up again later to ask about it. I just got tired of dealing with them.

Despite having had my contact info, I was never contacted about picking up any of my preorders or attending events that they may have held. Never got some of the DLC that I was supposed to receive for my preorders either despite being promised I would. Was told I didn't need my receipt by a couple of employees then asked to provide a receipt on a few separate occasions, luckily I had my phone and didn't delete my confirmation e-mails.

Sure, I received gift cards because of my preorders to use towards other things in the store, but then they just went ahead and pulled all of the lower priced items and points cards one day and never bothered to put them back, so what's the point of going in? I'm not interested in paying MSRP when I have multiple other far more convenient outlets.

My visits were just full of conflicting information, one time, they'd price match, afterwards, they wouldn't and claimed they never could... and the one time I went and refunded a preorder, which I was told I could by multiple store associates, I'm told by the store manager that preorders aren't refundable, but they'd only make a one time exception because of all the other crap I had to endure.

TL;DR: My local MS Store was filled with a bunch of freaking amateurs. I'd suggest sticking to the webstore.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:38 AM

I got Dishonored for free from them even though I really did cancel the order as I changed my mind. If I knew I was getting same day delivery I'd probably do it.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

Why oh why couldn't Gears Judgment be included.

I'll switch my Dead Space 3 preorder from Best Buy since they are offering the same bonus DLC and I'd just as soon have MSP instead of Reward cert. But it looks like Tomb Raider and BioShock will stay with Best Buy since Microsoft Store isn't including the bonus DLC.

Btw, for whatever it's worth, I've done a few preorders with Microsoft Store and always received the promo code emails promptly, and got the game on release day even though I chose the free shipping.

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#25 IRON-SAM   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   21 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

My Dead Space 3 Limited Edition will be staying at Amazon since I have a $5 promo on it plus $10 in gift cards applied (along with the free S&H).

However, I'm also in the market for GTA5. I've cancelled my GTA5 pre-order through Amazon and switched to MS Store for GTA5. All the same, I've notified Amazon of what is virtually a $39.99 pricetag on the game. If they price match for $39.99 straight cash, they'll have earned back my business. I'm surprised that no in-game pre-order bonuses have really been advertised yet for this title considering how big it is and considering that we're only about 60-90 days from launch.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

Ordered Tomb Raider & GTA V. When I did this same deal with Black Ops 2, I got everything that was promised.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

Sounds good to me. Not to contradict folks who clearly had bad experiences, but I preordered a few games last fall and didn't have any problems. Sure, MS could've sent the bonus codes quicker, but my games shipped fast and overall the deal was worth it.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

ffs why no gears judgement only game I want besides gta v

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

This is an excellent deal! I will pre-order GTA V and Bioshock Infinite through the Microsoft Store.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

How fast do they ship the games out?