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#5371 sicsonic   100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution Silenced   663 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:26 AM

On Fire servers are not getting shut down, but they most likely will after a year or so, definitely.

#5372 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   13394 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:44 AM

Repost from the other thread

So here's my haul since BF:

BF only sale
ME 3: Leviathan
Daytona USA
Rock Band Blitz
Forza Horizon Oct. car pack
LFD 2: Cold Stream

Full price purchases
Rock Band 3 (yea that was a $10 screwup)
Rock Band 2 song export
Dragonborn for Skyrim
Deck Packs 1&2 for Magic 2013

THQ sale
Metro 2033
Both Saints Row 2 DLC's

Holiday sale
Bully
Fez
Mark of the Ninja
Dust: An Elysian Tale
Hydro Thunder

All from the Target BF points (bought 5 cards) Had to buy 800 points from Gamestop to cover Hydro Thunder and the remaining balance of Dust. Found an unused 240 point code in a used copy of Dance Central 1 at Gamestop also.

#5373 tylerh1701   Read the thread, fool! CAGiversary!   30143 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:47 AM

Just finished up the demos for the 2 games I'm interested in this week, PQ: Galactrix and Diabolical Pitch.

I think I'm definitely gonna buy Diabolical Pitch. It was good stupid fun, and the controls worked well enough. I actually kept my reticule on screen almost the whole time, and it made the aiming much easier. My arm is a little bit sore just from the demo, but I'm a lazy ass so anything that gets me up and swinging my arms will be good for me.

I really enjoyed PQ:Galactrix, but I'm extremely concerned about the hacking minigames that Frisky mentioned. Basically they're timed mini-games where you have to get a certain amount of specific colors matched in an a short amount of time. There is a good amount of luck involved, because you need the right colors to show up in the right places. The biggest problem is that this hacking mini-game controls the gates between worlds, so it could end up completely blocking my progress if I'm not able to beat the stupid minigame. Not to mention that these hacked gates close over time, meaning I'll need to hack many of them multiple times. Kind of sounds like a dealbreaker for me, especially considering the game is still $10 (if it was $5 it'd be easier to just say "Fuck it" and buy it.)

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#5374 Versafied   Formerly known as vlv723 CAGiversary!   2893 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:14 AM

On Fire servers are not getting shut down, but they most likely will after a year or so, definitely.


Could be sooner. They are not updating the rosters for both NBA Jam and NFL Blitz.

#5375 sicsonic   100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution Silenced   663 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:46 AM

Could be sooner. They are not updating the rosters for both NBA Jam and NFL Blitz.


Could be, its possible. But you got to think the first NBA Jam came out a year before On Fire.

#5376 merchie89   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2387 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:58 AM

Bought On Fire, gonna have to get used to it but the fact that its basically steal, block, or make shot (no one really misses shots)...is frustrating at times
(Actual register date 3/3/2009, not sure why I switched accounts)

#5377 Blade3D   Grandmaster Swag CAGiversary!   3609 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:00 AM

Bought On Fire, gonna have to get used to it but the fact that its basically steal, block, or make shot (no one really misses shots)...is frustrating at times


Hit 3s all day long.

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#5378 Chrono Gear   For the Horde! CAGiversary!   4725 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:51 AM

So I'm having a frustrating issue with Fez and can't seem to find an answer online. Perhaps a new bug? I'll hide it behind a spoiler tag so I don't spoil a secret involved:
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Anyone else have this issue pop up? I'm super frustrated, but I guess I'll just have to try again tomorrow after work.

#5379 sicsonic   100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution Silenced   663 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:03 AM

Hit 3s all day long.


So frustrating to play online because of this, I refused to shoot all 3s like my online opponents so I was forced to play VERY cheap to get the online cheeves. LOL

#5380 ERROR SUCCESS   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   109 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:13 AM

My haul from the last two months, combination of nine 1600 points cards from Target BF and previous CGT points, everything purchased on sale unless noted:

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#5381 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8911 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:35 AM

I am seriously tempted by NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. I guess it's unlikely to go on sale for 400 anytime soon? And can anyone comment on how difficult the Achievements are? How many people do you need present to complete an online Arena game?

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#5382 Cornelius   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   863 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:27 AM

FYI, just updated the Xbox Rewards wiki with the new Lose Pounds, Gain Points promo, where if you spend 800 MSP on fitness DLC, they'll give you 100 MSP back ... plus 100 MSP more if you rack up 20 hours in the supported game list.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:34 AM

I'm going to barge in here for a sec and say that I was really surprised by how much fun I had with Toy Story 3. It wasn't the easiest game to 100%, but it wasn't difficult, and I actually enjoyed it til the very end. Ten bucks well spent.

This is coming from a 24 year old, by the way. Maybe I'm deranged, maybe not, but I'd say grab it if it goes on sale for cheap again (assuming that you haven't strangled your inner child to death yet).

#5384 thegame85   Spicy Curry #30 CAGiversary!   1436 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:43 AM

I am seriously tempted by NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. I guess it's unlikely to go on sale for 400 anytime soon? And can anyone comment on how difficult the Achievements are? How many people do you need present to complete an online Arena game?


They are a pain in the ass. Especially beating the platinum challenge against all 30 teams, so tedious and often cheap. The game itself is fun though.

#5385 Cleaner7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3346 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:16 AM

My holiday sale haul:

Joe Danger 2
A World of Keflings DLCs
Kinect Party
Bully
Mark of the Ninja
Trine 2
Dust
Deadlight
Mini Ninjas Adventures
Fruit Ninja Kinect DLCs
Borderlands 2 Season Pass
The Walking Dead episodes 1-5

Other Items:
Trials Evolution Riders of Doom
Catan DLCs

TOTAL: 7520 MSP ($94)

Thanks to a CAG who sold me a ton of Target points I only paid half of that.

I already own the NHL arcade game and might have Madden arcade. I think I'll pass on NBA Jam On Fire and Blitz and hope they hit 400 MSP sometime otherwise no big deal.
They're more for nostalgia than anything.

I've always been interested in PQ Galactrix so I'll have to play the trial to see if it's worth $10. I picked up PQ 1 & 2 when they were on sale recently.

#5386 TeamUnderdog   It's Not a Deal! It's a Steal! CAGiversary!   749 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

After the End of Year Sale I had 200 points left over for 3 v 3 NHL Arcade. Sweet.

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#5387 sicsonic   100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution Silenced   663 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

Retro City Rampage is up at 800??? Should I bite???

Ok screw it, I did. :P

Anyone else seeing this? It's on the Xbox marketplace website.

http://marketplace.x...15-d80258411285

edit: Can confirm full game works, only took 800 off

#5388 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   10720 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

Yup, coming up 800 MS points for me as well. I Got to admit it's tempting, but the backlog says I can wait for a sale as tempting as it is.
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#5389 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3950 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

I was letdown by Retro City Rampage. I think it tried too hard to insert a bunch of game references in a "blink and you miss it" way, plus I grew tired of the gameplay.
IMO, Abobo's Big Adventure is better.

Meanwhile, I beat Spelunky for the second time. The best way to get through levels is to go down as often as you can (bombing floors when you can) and remember that exits are usually at the corner of the level.

BTW, this is my one year anniversary with Xbox 360 (and Xbox in general).

#5390 sicsonic   100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution Silenced   663 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

Meanwhile, I beat Spelunky for the second time. The best way to get through levels is to go down as often as you can (bombing floors when you can) and remember that exits are usually at the corner of the level.


Congrats man, that makes me want to get back into Spelunky.

#5391 BUTTON_sMASHER   CAG in Training CAG in Training   12 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

Hey guys and girls, if you haven't got around to nabbing Kinect Party (and its Full Unlock DLC) or Walking Dead Ep. 1 for FREE, then you need to do that today. (with a few hours of forgiveness early into tomorrow, I'm sure)



Hold up, are you the same BUTTON_sMASHER that used to browse the Ultra Heavy Beat? :D I just came!


Yup. Still see users from that forum on occasion IRL.


Think I might bite on Diabolical Pitch this time. I'm a sucker for dumb cheap kinect games.

#5392 Sath666   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   903 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

Retro City Rampage is up at 800??? Should I bite???

Ok screw it, I did. :P

Anyone else seeing this? It's on the Xbox marketplace website.

http://marketplace.x...15-d80258411285

edit: Can confirm full game works, only took 800 off


Wow, this is nice surprise. Just bought it. :D

#5393 xbox_man   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   540 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

Retro City is out, but Australia does not get it. Australia screwed again.

#5394 aaronrodgers   Yo...Siggy, Phido! CAGiversary!   1711 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

So frustrating to play online because of this, I refused to shoot all 3s like my online opponents so I was forced to play VERY cheap to get the online cheeves. LOL


Not to rub salt on the wounds or anything, but looking at your icon, Are the Seattle Supersonics in the game? An alternate jersey for OKC or something?

I remember NFL Blitz had the Browns as a hidden team, or alternate uni for the Ravens in 1998.

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#5395 sicsonic   100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution Silenced   663 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

Not to rub salt on the wounds or anything, but looking at your icon, Are the Seattle Supersonics in the game? An alternate jersey for OKC or something?

I remember NFL Blitz had the Browns as a hidden team, or alternate uni for the Ravens in 1998.


Actually, they are. And not a "secondary" jersey of OKC either. A "hidden" team with Kemp, Payton & Schrempf.

And I don't mind, soon there won't be much wounds for salt to be rubbed in. :P I stay positive every day about the future of a new team. I'm going OT now though.

Retro City is out, but Australia does not get it. Australia screwed again.


The developer/creator said it's because it costs too much to put each version through the AUS rating system or something along those lines, but because mobile games in AUS use a more standard rating system, it can (has been already?) be released for Vita in AUS.

Sorry bud, a Vita's the way you'd have to go to play it.

#5396 xbox_man   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   540 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

The developer/creator said it's because it costs too much to put each version through the AUS rating system or something along those lines, but because mobile games in AUS use a more standard rating system, it can (has been already?) be released for Vita in AUS.

Sorry bud, a Vita's the way you'd have to go to play it.


Ok, but Australia and New Zealand are the only places I have seen that are not getting it.
But what about other places in the world that have a smaller market than Australia, I bet they get it too.
Brazil is a smaller market that misses out on heaps of stuff and they get it.

#5397 simmias   Likely to be eaten by a grue CAGiversary!   4671 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

I am seriously tempted by NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. I guess it's unlikely to go on sale for 400 anytime soon? And can anyone comment on how difficult the Achievements are? How many people do you need present to complete an online Arena game?

The online part looks easy to boost. Just need two players, have one quit out after 30 seconds. Repeat 25 times. Wait a week and do it again.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

FYI, just updated the Xbox Rewards wiki with the new Lose Pounds, Gain Points promo, where if you spend 800 MSP on fitness DLC, they'll give you 100 MSP back ... plus 100 MSP more if you rack up 20 hours in the supported game list.

I don't like these Kinect based rewards, since I don't have one. Heck, even if I had, I surelly wouldn't have fitness games, so...

#5399 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8911 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

Ok, but Australia and New Zealand are the only places I have seen that are not getting it.
But what about other places in the world that have a smaller market than Australia, I bet they get it too.
Brazil is a smaller market that misses out on heaps of stuff and they get it.


You can probably just create a US account and get some US or international (Bing) points to buy it. Don't blame the tiny game maker; blame your government's silly policies towards games.

The online part looks easy to boost. Just need two players, have one quit out after 30 seconds. Repeat 25 times. Wait a week and do it again.


Ah, thanks. I believe I can handle that. NBA Jam, you are bought!

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#5400 xbox_man   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   540 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

You can probably just create a US account and get some US or international (Bing) points to buy it. Don't blame the tiny game maker; blame your government's silly policies towards games.


yeah, most likely can do what you said on the American account.
Was not blaming the developer, that probably is the reason a lot of stuff does not get releases here as the classification ratings cost too much here. But he goes about cost and he is releasing it to brazil, which I have heard has a lot smaller marketplace than us, but then again our costs are probably way high.

yeah our government is stuffed when it comes to games. We only just got an r 18 rating introduced on the 1st January 2013.