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PlayXBLA's Weekend Challenge


#61 Wrong   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   281 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

i thought trials evo has already been a prize a couple of times?


Yep. I think this is the third or fourth time Trials Evo has been a prize since it was released two months ago.

I'll see if I can get a comprehensive prize list in the second post. I will need help remembering some weeks.

#62 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30420 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

im thinking wreckateer will be part of the challenge this week, if so ill be out for sure.

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#63 PrarieD0G   Hikikomori CAGiversary!   1889 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:26 PM

If anyone has an extra copy of Trials Evo from these challenges they'd sell to me for a discount let me know.

#64 sp8001   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   802 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:20 PM

im thinking wreckateer will be part of the challenge this week, if so ill be out for sure.


I think you're right. I won't be able to participate due to my lack of Kinect.

Oddly enough I have a code for wreckateer so pm me if you wanna trade ;-)

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#65 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7190 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:49 PM

Would like more of this.

#66 Kamagii   Ninja Gaiden speedrunner CAGiversary!   3358 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:20 PM

Is there another challenge this week?

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#67 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30420 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

Is there another challenge this week?



From OP:

PlayXBLA.com has a weekly challenge every weekend


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#68 stillshadow   Arcade Nostalgiac CAGiversary!   967 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

Yeah, there should be a direct line from you guys doing the challenges to my PM link every week. Peddle me your codes for Paypal any time!

#69 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30420 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:42 PM

^Will do. I don't know if I'll compete this week (I really think Wreckateers gonna be one of the challenges) but if I do complete it I'll IM ya.

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#70 stillshadow   Arcade Nostalgiac CAGiversary!   967 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:21 PM

Awesome, thanks, Tyler! Yeah, you give fair prices unlike a lot of the traders that want close to the retail price. Why would I not just buy discount points and get it myself then? I'm glad you guys do this.

They must be associated with MS somehow to get these codes all the time based on nothing but achievements but, if so, why does their website look like it's from Geocities circa 1996?

#71 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30420 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

Awesome, thanks, Tyler! Yeah, you give fair prices unlike a lot of the traders that want close to the retail price. Why would I not just buy discount points and get it myself then? I'm glad you guys do this.

They must be associated with MS somehow to get these codes all the time based on nothing but achievements but, if so, why does their website look like it's from Geocities circa 1996?


I try to give fair prices because A) I like to get the codes off my hands and B) I'm happy to help a CAG out a little bit. There are definitely guys in the trade thread that are absolute pricks when it comes to pricing and trading. I won't name any names, but I have a list of a few names who I know not to make offers to anymore.

The PlayXBLA site is a fucking disaster in appearance, I agree. But it is actually an official MS XBLA website. That is why they have access to so many codes, and why all the games they give away are published by Microsoft Studios (which is why we get so many repeats).

I'm hoping we get a good amount of Deadlight and Dust codes floating around the next few weeks.

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#72 Kamagii   Ninja Gaiden speedrunner CAGiversary!   3358 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:32 PM

I am definitely down for a Deadlight code game looks amazing. hopeing this weekend they offer something with Tony Hawk but its probably doubtful. Sorry for question again but if you already have said Achievement for game does it count or must you start over.

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#73 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30420 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:36 PM

I am definitely down for a Deadlight code game looks amazing. hopeing this weekend they offer something with Tony Hawk but its probably doubtful. Sorry for question again but if you already have said Achievement for game does it count or must you start over.


Yeah if you've already earned the achievement you're just fine. The last two challenges I've completed I had already earned 4 of the achievements. I can't imagine trying to earn all 7 in one weekend, that would require a lot of playtime.

I don't think we'll see anything Tony Hawk, as it's published by Activision and not MS.

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#74 Kamagii   Ninja Gaiden speedrunner CAGiversary!   3358 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:46 PM

cool thanks Tyler

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#75 dominator   Boss CAGiversary!   1849 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:16 PM

When do this challenges usually start?

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#76 Turkey   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   32 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:08 AM

It varies, but we should be getting one in the next 2 hours.
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#77 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30420 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:34 AM

It's posted and it has MAJOR changes.

Biggest change is that you're not guaranteed to win codes if you complete all the achievements. They are only choosing 5 winners. Well, they had a good run...

They posted 4 games, and listed 5 achievements for each game. You need to have 10 achievements (of the 20 possible) to enter the "sweepstakes". I already have more than 10 so that's sweet at least, but it was more fun to know you'd win codes.

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#78 Strider Turbulence   Son of the Old Gods CAGiversary!   6401 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:48 AM

Wonderful. They change it up when I start doing them.

I would have actually bought Alan Wake and Bloodforge if I were guaranteed prizes.

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#79 dominator   Boss CAGiversary!   1849 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:55 AM

Damn, if only I had two of those games. Oh well.

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#80 ZForce915   Group hug! CAGiversary!   6421 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:02 AM

Wow, this changed WAY too much to be fun. I'll never buy a game in hopes to win another.

I'm with Strider on this, just when I decide to start doing them they make it no fun.
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#81 lordopus99   Training for the silver CAGiversary!   5138 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:06 AM

And I actually would have taken part in this weeks... No way I reach out for non-sale titles when I wouldn't be guaranteed a prize.

#82 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30420 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:17 AM

Wow, this changed WAY too much to be fun. I'll never buy a game in hopes to win another.

I'm with Strider on this, just when I decide to start doing them they make it no fun.


And I actually would have taken part in this weeks... No way I reach out for non-sale titles when I wouldn't be guaranteed a prize.


I feel the exact same way. No way I would even bother to buy a $5 game in order to TRY and win. I like the other way A LOT more. If you haven't already, you all should probably leave your well thought-out feedback in the comments there.

Also, in case anyone missed it, they announced what the prizes were going to be. Minecraft, Wreckateer, and Full House Poker.

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#83 Khalid   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   812 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:15 AM

Wow, the thread got closed again!
Anyway, I only have Torchlight and have every achievements on it. I am not really interested in any other games at full price and I am really busy this weekend.

#84 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30420 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:19 AM

Wow, the thread got closed again!
Anyway, I only have Torchlight and have every achievements on it. I am not really interested in any other games at full price and I am really busy this weekend.


Wow they sure did. I find that so odd, since every single comment there seems to be rational and just offering an opinion. Maybe the mods there just struggle with criticism, I don't know...

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#85 sp8001   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   802 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:41 AM

Yea... I hope they change it back to the old way. I couldn't enter very often,.but when I did at least I know I was going to score some codes. Sucks it's a sweepstakes now.

I still love playxbla though. I have scored so many sweet codes over the past few months on their site.

Like most of you have mentioned... Hope to nab some dead light or dust codes in the coming weeks

#86 Crono-00   Backlog 4 Lyfe CAGiversary!   308 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:00 AM

After 14 weeks of the PlayXBLA Weekend Cheeve Challenge, to my knowledge [one weekend skipped because of E3], we have a hiccup. I had only participated in Weekend Cheeve Challenge 11 (The Maw, Iron Brigade, and Dungeon Fighter Live), I was motivated to get those time consuming achievements. It was the one weekend where I happened to purchase the new game of the week and had all 3 titles needed to have a chance. I thought the point of the challenges was to drum up some sales for the new title, and maybe put interest in some older XBLA titles.

Sometimes, I just don't have the amount of time to devote to playing games [in particular, that weekend I had a surprise birthday party planned for a loved one, along with logistics it involved, and I'd look quite bad if I were to be all "yeah, happay birhtday, but I gotta play mah vidya gaems cus I need dem cheevmnts, and dey mor important dan you," which is not me], which would explain why I was stressed I would be unable to complete the challenge in time. As it ended out, I was fortunate to balance my time quite well. Although stressful, I understood it was intended to be a challenge.

At the time, I was worried, but in afterthought I had fun. The added bonus was that I actually tackled some games on my backlog. I still will play the games in a less time-concentrated manner. The payoff after that weekend was honest surprise that not only were the prizes games I did not already buy on XBLA (I own a lot), but they were also titles I wanted in passing (wasn't going to pay full price but at 50%, I likely would have purchased)! I had fully expected to get games I had no interest in, such as Joe Danger and Uno Rush.

In the previous format, I had incentive to tackle the backlog. With the new format even though I have 3 of the 4 listed titles, and the achievements appear to be of lesser difficulty, I will still leave them in my backlog. Like Guardian Heroes, I had beaten Radiant Silvergun tons of times on my old Sega Saturn (yes, I actually purchased it for $55 brand new back in the day when I wasn't a CAG) and I purchased the game out of love of my past so I am in no rush to replay it on XBLA with other backlog titles. Torchlight was also a double dipping. I'm also holding off on playing the XBLA Alan Wake until I knock off the main disc title off my backlog first. Due to the sweepstakes drawing nature, I have no motivation for attempting a challenge.

Well, I hope the winners would offer me Minecraft, Full House Poker, and/or last week's Trials Evolution plus Minecraft skins codes for cheap (I lack Kinect to enjoy Wreckateer). Good luck to those that participate in this week's challenge.

Edited by Crono-00, 28 July 2012 - 05:01 AM.
'cus this time, you'll need it


#87 Sath666   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   903 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:17 AM

I got excited for a second, since i already have all achievements in Alan Wake AN and Radiant Silvergun, then read it's a sweepstakes now with 5 winners. LOL, will not even bother to enter. Plus the prizes are not all that promising. Wreckateer and Minecraft again? No thanks, next time try with Deadlight guys.

Keep in mind the more people enter, more often we will see the cheeve challenge in this way.

Edited by Sath666, 28 July 2012 - 06:34 AM.


#88 Kamagii   Ninja Gaiden speedrunner CAGiversary!   3358 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:14 AM

After looking at these I already have 5 /10 but do not want to throw down another 1200mps just to "have a chance" to win codes. I guess I am too late :/

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#89 stillshadow   Arcade Nostalgiac CAGiversary!   967 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:53 AM

Yeah, I feel the same way about fair prices. Really, you are going to hold onto a code for weeks for a couple of dollars? What a shame about the changing of the prizes.

I understand that no one is entitled to anything free but this was an awesome promotion and not one that was particularly easy to qualify for. Not even 100 winners or something every week? It's just a regular old sweepstakes contest now.

Another unfortunate side effect will be the result on the CAG economy! I loved the flood of codes affecting the supply/demand prices every week for those of us who didn't participate. Where are my cheap first-party XBLA games supposed to come from now?

#90 Wrong   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   281 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:43 AM

Original post is updated. Good luck everybody.