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#1621 KenKeith   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   156 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:56 AM

Was that the fiscal cliff?

#1622 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8911 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:02 AM

Cliffs?


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#1623 sickman   Bringer of Light CAGiversary!   333 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

LOL. Crono always cracks me up with the mini novels. One time he just replied to a post with a simple "Yes" I swear I almost shit myself.

#1624 Oregon   CAG Collector CAGiversary!   2068 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:19 AM

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#1625 Crono-00   Backlog 4 Lyfe CAGiversary!   308 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

OH SNAP! I see an update of the tab to include some Black Friday deals! Already the Sega Vintage Collections appear to be priced around 400MSP! Tenorman's Revenge, Gunstringer & DLC, Warp, Magic 2013 & DLC, Spelunky, Lara Croft: Guardian of Light, Daytona USA, Space Channel 5 Part 2, Rock Band Blitz, Forza 4 DLC, Darksiders 2 DLC, L4D2 DLC, Dead Island DLC, Sleeping Dogs DLC ... it's looking to be great!



I can't wait to just purchase up all the Sega Vintage Collection offerings. Sadly all I want from the Monster World set is Monster World 4, as The Super Shinobi (The Revenge of Shinobi) is to the Alex Kidd set. The Bare Knuckle (Streets of Rage) set is all good, and the Golden Axe games is pretty fair at the price. Unlike the previous Backbone emulated Sega titles, I really approve of the way M2 gives options for the SVC releases. [Cannot say for Toejam & Earl, since I still ignore it because it doesn't appear to be part of the sale, sorry CainiaPrime (forgot caps order)].

Now I will need your opinions on Tenorman's Revenge, since I loved the earlier tower defense game, both for its South Park homages and its co-op play, but this one appears to be a platformer-ish game, and I have not tried the demo yet. So given 400MSP off, I'm calling for a further examination. Also, I'll open up to hearing about Warp again.

I can definitely recommend Spelunky, it has been one of my most played games of 2012. It is like a fine, well-aged prostitute, she has many tricks, she is cruel, and laughs at you when you are naked ... and speaking of prostitutes, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light for someone who never liked any of the prior games, I found this particular XBLA title to be an enjoyable co-op game.

My wall of text post above does mention Magic 2013, while I don't like it especially compared to 2012, it possesses the most balanced match-ups between the decks offered (in the base game, cannot say with the DLC decks). I am not saying there won't be blowouts, but the win-loss ratios between decks are fairly tight, so it is probably best suited for playing against other people. However its Planechase mode, while unique to this edition does feel like it can last a bit long and is nowhere as interesting as 2012's archenemy mode. Also in 2012, just based on the cards I can have a sense of a slight semblance of a story, while 2013's feel in terms of an implied narrative feels like a "filler episode" type of story. I have not looked into its DLC so if someone already made the purchase, I'd like to know more about them, especially the one that is to be on discount. [I only got 2013 because it was one of the games given from PlayXBLA back when it was just "get the achievement, get the games" along with [I]Spelunky[/I] ... otherwise, I'd be asking you guys for your thoughts on the game, but if I had to buy, I would tell alternate-timeline radical dreamer version of myself to not get 2013 and just enjoy 2012 which I already had]



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I apologize, I try to aim for a space at the end of a page on a day/time which is low traffic such that when I post it could be easily ignored, I was off by 2 posts last time. Yet, I try to keep it as close to the topic of the week's Live sales.

Edited by Crono-00, 20 November 2012 - 09:19 AM.
I respect all that I read on this thread and put it all into consideration before making my XBL purchases ^^


#1626 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   10729 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

So far this Black Friday sale destroys what we had last year.
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#1627 matrix9280   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1741 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:09 AM

You get any resolution on this? I'm having the same problem, waiting to chat with support now.


Yeah I kept trying to download it and it worked eventually. Bully Scholarship Edition was downloaded. I think so anyway. It kept starting and restarting and then suddenly finished at 71% but I wasn't paying attention at the time so I'm not sure.

I checked the file size in the hard drive and it said Bully was taking up 3 gigs which I figure is close enough to the 2.9 they said it was. I guess I'll find out eventually if it works or not.

Could you please explain what problem you're having with downloading Bully Scholarship Edition? It could be the exact same problem but you never know.

#1628 biledriver   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   969 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:13 AM

Yeah I kept trying to download it and it worked eventually. Bully Scholarship Edition was downloaded. I think so anyway. It kept starting and restarting and then suddenly finished at 71% but I wasn't paying attention at the time so I'm not sure.


Odd. When I bought Resident Evil 4 I had the same weird thing. I checked and I was 3/4 done at most, then it popped that the download was finished. Checked size and ran the game both were ok.

Of course, since getting the lovely new dash my xbox has also frozen 3 times while just navigating it so maybe we'll be seeing a bug update soon.

#1629 Sath666   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   903 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

OH SNAP! I see an update of the tab to include some Black Friday deals! Already the Sega Vintage Collections appear to be priced around 400MSP! Tenorman's Revenge, Gunstringer & DLC, Warp, Magic 2013 & DLC, Spelunky, Lara Croft: Guardian of Light, Daytona USA, Space Channel 5 Part 2, Rock Band Blitz, Forza 4 DLC, Darksiders 2 DLC, L4D2 DLC, Dead Island DLC, Sleeping Dogs DLC ... it's looking to be great!


Damn, it's pretty good sale, but i already have everything decent (except the dlc's, which i won't buy).

Spelunky is easily the best XBLA title this year IMO. I loved the other big XBLA hit - Trials EVO as well, but spend much, much more time with Spelunky. :D

#1630 Matty B   Quite exciting, this computer magic CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

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#1631 Junpei   Think big. Start small. Move fast. CAGiversary!   627 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

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Monster World and Spelunky are SOOOOO bought!
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#1632 Saren Arterius   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   149 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:00 AM

If you don't have it, you have to go for Spelunky its a bargain for that price, easily one of the top 10 XBLA arcade games ever.

#1633 Strider Turbulence   Son of the Old Gods CAGiversary!   6190 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:02 AM

Nice!! Rockband, Golden Axe, Space Channel 5, and South Park. I hope we get other stuff on sale for Cyber Monday.


Fanboy PSA: Revenge of Shinobi (in the Alex Kidd Collection) is one of the best games ever.

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#1634 johnpap   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   108 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:08 AM

A few words about the sale from my point of view that I'd like to share with you guys.

Awesome! I'm glad that Spelunky is on sale, that's gonna be instabuy at half price for me.
I was gonna buy full house poker but I guess now it can wait :b

I'm not so sure if I want to buy any of the Sega SVCs since I'm fed up playing those in the past (arcades, consoles) or through emulators nowdays. Sure it's convenient to have them in my XBLA collection but I do not wish to spend more money for that kind of stuff atm.

Also, I have regretted for not buying Daytona on a previous sale and now is my chance to grab it.

No clue what I'm gonna do yet with the Southpark game...

I'm not going to buy the Lara game since I have it on Steam!

Rock band blitz seems fun to play but I'm trying to resist, because I will be forced to buy tons of its DLCs (damn greedy human nature...)

I already own Space Channel 5: Part 2 from the Dreamcast Collection disc.
I'd like to go fully digital one day but since I have a wishlist to fill, I'll skip this sale for now.

For the rest I didn't mention I'm not gonna bother or I have them already.
That's all folks :)

#1635 LinkinPrime   A long time ago... CAGiversary!   43464 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:08 AM

Hmmm...Spelunky for sure, and maybe South Park, I still need to try the demo. Other than that, meh for me.

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#1636 mer71   Gaming since 1981 CAGiversary!   4585 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

I have over 7000 Space Bucks burning a hole in my virtual wallet. So I am ready to add to my XBLA backlog.

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#1637 Matty B   Quite exciting, this computer magic CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:28 AM

Some of the games are already on sale; Spelunky does not appear to be one of them.

Rock Band Blitz is a steal at 600 points for it's 25 exportable songs alone.

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#1638 aaronrodgers   Yo...Siggy, Phido! CAGiversary!   1713 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:33 AM

In for Ulala's Swingin' Report Show!

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#1639 wampa8jedi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4096 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

Some of the games are already on sale; Spelunky does not appear to be one of them.

Rock Band Blitz is a steal at 600 points for it's 25 exportable songs alone.


Spelunky showed up for 600 points on my 360--it's already downloading :)
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#1640 Matty B   Quite exciting, this computer magic CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

Just grabbed it for 600 points on Xbox.com even though it was still showing 1,200 points on the product page.

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#1641 Saren Arterius   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   149 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:48 AM

Spelunky showed up for 600 points on my 360--it's already downloading :)


Then get ready for one of the most addictive sufferings of your life (with moments when you will feel are the most proud of your life and a few seconds later will be the most disappointing) and don't expect to achieve 400/400.

If anyone in this forum has done that I want know him and respect him.

#1642 sicsonic   100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution Silenced   663 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

Spelunky is by far the best game of the sale. Its tough, but it's highly likable and very fun. You'll want to keep playing even if you are upset about dying, and consequently forgetting about it minutes later.

#1643 Junpei   Think big. Start small. Move fast. CAGiversary!   627 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

Then get ready for one of the most addictive sufferings of your life (with moments when you will feel are the most proud of your life and a few seconds later will be the most disappointing) and don't expect to achieve 400/400.

If anyone in this forum has done that I want know him and respect him.


I read that very often in regards to Spelunky, it almost seems like a 2D cutey platform version of Dark Souls... I've played and loved many roguelikes in the past (Izuna, Shiren and 100 Rogues above all), so I'm curious enough to jump on the sale wagon and grab it while I can! :bouncy:
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#1644 XxLady_AthenaxX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   86 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:46 AM

In for Ulala's Swingin' Report Show!

I LOL'd at this. Love this game, so it's an Insta-buy for me. It's worth it for Report 4 alone... seriously, nothing tops the second half of Stage 4-2 :applause:
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#1645 E.Nich  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:56 AM

Glad I didn't buy either of the Magic games last week. In for Magic 2013 + DLC, Dead Island's DLC, and surely Vintage collection's for Monster World and Streets of Rage.

#1646 xbox_man   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   540 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

That list of deals with Spelunky and Rockband Blitz sounds like are on right now.
Are these early black friday deals or something separate?

#1647 Cleaner7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3346 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

Pretty good sale. I own half the stuff like L4D2 + DLC, Dead Island GOTY w/ all DLC, LCGoL, RB Blitz, Warp, and the Dreamcast Collection disc. I'm planning on getting Spelunky and all the SVC packs. And I might own one or both Gunstringer DLC.

Any opinions on the South Park game? What about the various DLC packs for Sleeping Dogs and Darksiders II? I plan on picking up both of those games once they're less than $15-20. I think the SD ones are skin/weapons packs and will have to see if the DSII ones are in the season pass.

EDIT:

I just got home and both Darksiders II DLC are NOT included in the season pass. Neither offer new achievements. Argul's Tomb is a new dungeon and the Death Rides Pack adds more side quests. I'm going to pass for now.

The Sleeping Dogs DLC is worse. The High Roller Pack gives extra in-game $ and early access to a vehicle and outfit. The Top Dog Gold Pack gives extra XP for each faction in the game. The Red Envelope Pack adds those items to the game. Find them all and get $1 million. Triple pass.

It turns out I don't own the Gunstringer DLC so I'll check it out. Still have no clue about the South Park game.

Edited by Cleaner7, 20 November 2012 - 01:38 PM.


#1648 Blaster man  

Blaster man

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:27 PM

Got Magic 2013 and expansion. For Darksiders 2....is $10 the sale price or is it not on sale yet? Guys don't forget that Dead Island GOTY will be 8 bucks at Best Buy so the DLC here probably isn't worth buying...

#1649 MySaturdaySelf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   344 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:47 PM

is portal 2 $19.99 sale price? or should it be $9.99 for sale?

#1650 Junpei   Think big. Start small. Move fast. CAGiversary!   627 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:55 PM

is portal 2 $19.99 sale price? or should it be $9.99 for sale?


$19.99 is already the sale (1600 MSP), normally it's $29.99 (2400 MSP).
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