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#3901 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:45 AM

166 Arcade titles on my hard drive and 20 GoD games. I Have to say the 360 is one of the few consoles where I can say I have nearly all the titles I want.

Which begs the question why anyone would trade it in for a mere $100 or so.

 

Edit: Oh god I just tallied up and I'm close to that for XBLA titles too haha.


Edited by Spybreak9, 23 February 2014 - 09:18 AM.


#3902 KrizB   Flrying into FWEE! CAGiversary!   774 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:56 AM

Wanted to get Payday 2 but passed.

By the time the 4.2GB update gets released the physical copy of the game will probably be like $8.

 

Fun game that still has a lot of people playing online but after doing the same missions over and over to level 75 it get's pretty stale.



#3903 Baboy   Das Feenreich! CAGiversary!   741 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:59 AM

All this talk about Real Steel's "hidden" DLCs made me ultimately decide not to get the game, as such, my only purchase for this day is NiGHTS. At this point I've got Hell Yeah!, Runner 2, Bejeweled 3, Mortal Kombat, and NiGHTS from the dailies, plus DiRT 3 and Driver San Francisco from the weeklies. Still have a couple spacebucks left so tomorrow I might continue, but if there's nothing amazing I might bite on Rock Band Blitz (and if anyone wants to sell me on that or make me not buy it, feel free to). With the fact I also grabbed the latest Pinball FX2 table, and with my retail collection likely increasing by 2 units next week between DoDonpachi Saidaioujou and Plants VS Zombies Garden Warfare... yeah, backlog building big time again, but at least I already completed 10 or so games this year, and going well with multiple others too.



#3904 E.Nich  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:05 AM

This week I only got Runner2 (nice deal), and the first episode of TWDS2, though I know it will be free in the future. I'm either not interested or already own the other games on sale. Also, I'm very picky with the GoD games since I'm beginning to have space problems on my second 320gb HDD and I don't want to buy more HDD's for the console.



#3905 Crono-00   Backlog 4 Lyfe CAGiversary!   308 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:11 AM

Give them nothing, but take from them ... EVERYTHING.
 
When a game is released, like all others, it's inspected.  If it were lacking, difficult achievements, expensive, or misshapen, it would have been discarded.  Never leave free HDD space, never to pay too much, that is CAG law.  To pay the least is the greatest glory.
 
So far on this Ultimate Games Sale, there's much glory to be had.  I've spent for a lot already, practically everything was bought.  I wish they can keep this sale going beyond its scheduled week.
 
As a warning to others, some of the titles do have GotY/Ultimate editions with all/some of the DLC.  DiRT 3 has a complete edition which is really expensive at this time for me.  Mass Effect has the Bring Down the Sky DLC included on the Platinum Hits releases.  Tomb Raider has a Game of the Year Edition with all the DLC on the 360, or if you have the X1 there's the definitive editionSuper Street Fighter 4 will soon have Ultra Street Fighter 4 which claimed to have over $40USD in DLC (which may just be the upgrades to AC and Ultra, and not all the costumes, but maybe it does mean it will have all the DLC costumes included).  Of course Skyrim has the Legendary Edition with the install disc to the DLC just like Bethesda's Fallout GotY editions before it.  Red Dead Redemption also has a complete pack which can be had for little as well.
 
The amount of posts descends upon us, and I just wanted to throw in some quick replies.  The coming text wall will blot out the sun.  I've only my off days to reply, so responses may be dated.

 

I thought the HD Collection was disappointing. There was censoring that wasnt present in the original releases and the soundtracks had been replaced.

I don't really like Raging Blast.

While I know Ultimate Tenkaichi was the same sort of style it's been almost five years since i played a Dragon Ball game, but if this is a genuinely bad game then I'll pass.

I'm not in the mood to go play raging Blasy again, espeically since those games are significantly more expensive than this sale

I had thought that it was primarily that the director of music for the videogame (and newer widescreen animation) adaptations of the comic/animation series for years had ... good taste in music.  Funny how it doesn't seem to apply to the awesome Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle music.
 
 
 

HELL YEAH! was probably my favorite title last year. I really enjoyed the hell out of that game (bad pun). Definitely recommended. It's not the SEGA title I was hoping to see on sale though. Where is my heavily discounted Toejam & Earl?
I should've waited a month to pick up SoulCalibur II HD. Sometimes nostalgia just clouds the mind!

Speaking of Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle which was discounted before on the SVC collections, I remember that I had promised someone on this thread if the XBLA SVC: ToeJam & Earl ever gets discounted, I'd try it once because it was never part of my youth and never was interested in it before.  I forgot who liked the games, and I wonder if there's a statute of limitations, because this Ultimate Games Sale may take away all my funds available before I can give the game a chance to capture me.
 
I've passed on Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, many times before, but this time, the discount is especially deep, and convinced me to finally throw it onto the backlog as well.  Now how's the chances the DLC sees a discount?
 
Dammit!  I bought Soul Calibur 2 HD Online last December at 50% off and it is still in my backlog.  [almost exactly what Ryuukishi and E.Nich said, but I have read their posts ^^]  Meh, I am nostalgic because I actually liked it then, and I think I am still capable of enjoying it again.
 

 

Have fun driving up hills!

That's pretty much sums up the majority of time I had on the game: attempting to roll up hills.  A hint for all, after collecting a couple of mineral deposits or whatever, return to the Normandy so it auto saves, then you can return back to the planet in a nice even starting spot, so that way you can avoid being randomly upended by some thresher maw or something to waste your time.  Now I haven't played the sequels, because a GotY edition with all the DLC never came out, so here I am stuck waiting/hoping the DLC to 2 gets discounts.  My fault I have with the game, I just think if I want to be evil or renegade as it is called, I have to be "stupid evil" opposed to "cunning/manipulative evil" ... example: oh this person is trying to warn me about this controlling thing affecting his mind, I'll just shoot him cus "renegade biyotch" opposed to what I would have liked "oh you can feel when this thing is near? you get to be the 'hero' shield [takes as hostage bullet sponge]" or running over space monkeys, like all the female ones or such "what Liara? If you cared so much you can like mind porn them or something, and I can film it to earn lifetimes worth in credits for space internet on the citadel" ... that kind of evil.  The game is mostly so-so until it ramps up the closer it gets towards the end.  At this point in the story, without playing any sequels, how warm or cold am I getting with my assumptions on how it can go? 

Spoiler
  I am curious how my ugly amoral ginger douche engineer Shepard's storyline pans out (I intend to make racist bombshell femshep vanguard next) through the series, but I really want the ME2 DLC cheapened first.
 
 
 

Not enough links.

Did Crono change his username? :P

Darn, had my name been said 2 more times, I can appear back on this thread =P.  Baboy is like a long lost twin, since we share very similar opinions (loved ODST most in Halo series, arcade games, etc.) and possess a penchant for lots of typing on this thread; however, I think Baboy had the benefit of playing only the good games, while I rot in this cellar with a mask doomed to only play bad games.
 
 
 

Just as much as I enjoyed Happy Whores Wars and Ass End Handjob of Kul Ascend: Hand of Kul.

You guys. I Am classy.

For that I make the likes rain.  (I even avoided linking the Bad Grandpa pageant scene, I am classy)
 

Indeed. Arkham City GOTY was available here in Italy for 10 Euros short ago, and since it's a game rather heavy on the DLC, that is probably the edition to get. Then again, the GOTY has the DLCs on disk to install, therefore you can borrow or rent the second disc from anyone, and with the base game for 5$ you still get off cheaper than buying the GOTY (which also has a hell of an uglier cover art).

I take advantage of my advanced age when I walk into a Gamestop and ask about the games I saw my great grandkids play, games like 10 out of 10 and that Do Sex game.  My local Gamestop understood the latter but not the former =/.  I am still classy.

 
 

So, regarding Dirt 3. Is it worth it? Keep in mind that I loved Sega Rally Championship on the Saturn, and it would have to be at that level of greatness for me to bite.

Yes dude, Dirt 3 is great, it's pretty much a combination of Dirt 1 and Dirt 2. I also lost hours just "gymkhana-ing" and messing with friends at the power station environment.

I am amused by the cheesy-awesome Equilibirum gun kata, but Gymkata?  Sounds lame ^^.  Anyway, if you're looking for more gymkhana, I heard DiRT Showdown completely focuses on that aspect.  As a bonus, I think every Best Buy is trying to clear them out, so don't pay any more than $15 for the game (what I bought it for).  I too was saved by a Sega Rally arcade machine when I was stuck in a former 3rd world country, and I love it for that.  However, the XBLA version of Sega Rally Online Arcade feels like the camera is hard parented to the direction the car is facing, so it has this weird look to me like those toys where the background is on a conveyor belt and you just slide your avatar around (in this case a car).  However, for rally racing on the 360, Dirt 3 can fill in the few missing parts which Forza doesn't provide for me, at the current discounted price. 


 

D&D Daggerdale isn't worth the HDD space, even if it were free.

The price is low, and Satan's game does attract me to the occult.
 
 
 
Although, I already had my Burnout Revenge, Blur, and Split/Second fill, I even had played enough of Ridge Racer 6, but you guys convinced me to explore getting the DLC for my Ridge Racer Unbounded (Best Buy clearance shelf made me buy before this awesome sale).  This sale has kept the games I have unopened stay that way, I got in a few games, and at this point I may as well make my own unboxing videos.  I think of all the stuff I've been getting on the Ultimate Game Sale a good thing, more for us to enjoy when we meet on Xbox Live.  For now, I'll continue on my annual traditional full price purchase of Strider (so everyone else can have it on discount).  Cryptic words of victory ...


Edited by Crono-00, 23 February 2014 - 10:47 AM.


#3906 Baboy   Das Feenreich! CAGiversary!   741 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:07 PM

Darn, had my name been said 2 more times, I can appear back on this thread =P.  Baboy is like a long lost twin, since we share very similar opinions (loved ODST most in Halo series, arcade games, etc.) and possess a penchant for lots of typing on this thread; however, I think Baboy had the benefit of playing only the good games, while I rot in this cellar with a mask doomed to only play bad games.

 

Oh, don't worry, I have a past in game reviewing for multiple websites, and while I did not have the "luck" of reviewing unbearably bad games, I did have to force myself to play very, very generic and boring games for hours and hours, stuff that I would have turned off 30 seconds in if I didn't have to write long reviews about them. Even if it's bad, I need to explain all the reasons it's bad, so it wasn't easy. Maybe that's one of the reasons I don't really force myself through games anymore, that and the size of my backlog: nowadays it's hard for me to spend 10-20 hours on a game that is bad, like really bad (hello Bulletwitch), especially if said game requires multiple playthroughs. I'm as big of an achievement whore as the next guy, but there's limits, I don't finish the things that really bore me, and even while working on my huge backlog, nowadays I try to buy things that I ACTUALLY WANT TO PLAY, not stuff that "eh, it's cheap, maybe one day I'll even try it out". And it's hard for me to get disappointed that much when it's a game I am genuinely interested in, there really are few X360 games I actually got into with large interest and turned out to be total turd. I was lucky, perhaps. But I also yet have to start games like Velvet Assassin, Axel & Pixel, Swarm... while I don't expect to ever go back to finish Inferal: Hell's Revenge, Bulletwitch, or even Onechanbara (though boobies). Selecting stuff, if I may. Since I'm never ever going to get through my backlog, may as well concentrate on the good games.



#3907 praxus07  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:07 PM

Is the under $5 price on fallout 3 permanent or a sale?

Was thinking of getting the orange box but only interested in the halflife games, and the graphics on the demo look so dated, may pass on it.

Any idea what games go on sale today?

#3908 E.Nich  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:11 PM

Is the under $5 price on fallout 3 permanent or a sale?

Was thinking of getting the orange box but only interested in the halflife games, and the graphics on the demo look so dated, may pass on it.

Any idea what games go on sale today?

It's a sale that will end in a few hours (fallout 3), so get it now if you want it.

 

I hope to see a good sale on Torchlight before this daily offers end.



#3909 praxus07  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:26 PM

Ok, already own it (fallout3) on disk, and bought all the dlc as it was released, but my dvd drive is on its last legs, so went ahead and bought it. Had $1.11 on my account already so got it even cheaper ;-)

Oh, and Thanks for that info!

#3910 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   8514 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:37 PM

Well I have $2 in my account so might as well pick up Real Steel. May get Nights too.

#3911 sicsonic   100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution Silenced   663 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:45 PM

I'm so disappointed in myself that I passed on Bejeweled 3. I'm not really a huge fan of the series but from some of the replies and seeing all these deals for games I already own, its killing me.

#3912 praxus07  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:48 PM

On the fence about RR Unbound...demo was good, but I know if I buy it something else will go on sale today/tmmrw that I want more...ugh!

#3913 Baboy   Das Feenreich! CAGiversary!   741 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:54 PM

On the fence about RR Unbound...demo was good, but I know if I buy it something else will go on sale today/tmmrw that I want more...ugh!

 

I might be repetitve, but 2 words: track editor. That alone is worth 5$.



#3914 praxus07  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:58 PM

Well I have till what, tuesday morning to decide? Might go monday and trade in a couple old games to gs to get a little extra ms money...

#3915 TuckinPhypo   音楽人 CAGiversary!   368 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

TuckinPhypo

Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:10 PM

Just a note of warning. I already owned Pool Nation and it was quite willing to let me buy it again. Ridge Racer is a pretty entertaining racing game. It isn't easy... I've only come in first two or three times so far. But that isn't a huge hurdle. And it's easy to cheat if you don't want to tough it out.

#3916 Baboy   Das Feenreich! CAGiversary!   741 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:14 PM

Well I have till what, tuesday morning to decide? Might go monday and trade in a couple old games to gs to get a little extra ms money...

 

Yeah, Tuesday morning. Between that, Dirt 3 and Driver San Francisco, the long-asked arcade racers sale I wanted arrived.



#3917 skonson   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   493 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:15 PM

Can I say one more thing in Ridge Racer Unbounded's favour?

 

I haven't even played the game - it's probably fairly good as how could Bugbear screw up a racing game? - but what sells me most about this game is that it's a full fledged racer that I can store on my HD and the whole game is only 1.6GB. Which is amazing for a game that started its life on a disc.

 

It's sad to say but at this point my dwindling HD space is making my purchasing choices for me (I have 3 external HDs all but one of which are full - 2x320GB and 1x60GB - and two 32GB USBs full too)



#3918 Yanksfan   Cubs Fan Too :( CAGiversary!   5389 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:16 PM

I did end up beating Assault Heroes 2, and it was OK but nothing remarkable.  The achievements are quite terrible as well.  

How does it manage to lose the appeal from the first one? The first one never did anything unbelievable, it was just good fun. What did they change that fucked it up?



#3919 Roninalchemist   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   555 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Roninalchemist

Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:18 PM

It's a sale that will end in a few hours (fallout 3), so get it now if you want it.

 

I hope to see a good sale on Torchlight before this daily offers end.

This. 



#3920 Crazyglitcher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1367 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:19 PM

It's a sale that will end in a few hours (fallout 3), so get it now if you want it.

I hope to see a good sale on Torchlight before this daily offers end.


Oh right. Torchlight. Love the first, but whatever happened to the second one? There were tales of it being released on almost all the platforms, but still only the PC has it right now. And its been like what? 18 months since release? What the hell?

#3921 Roninalchemist   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   555 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Roninalchemist

Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:21 PM

I'll probably be picking up Nights, just to prove to my wife the game is AS bizarre as I've been telling her.



#3922 Roninalchemist   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   555 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Roninalchemist

Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:22 PM

Oh right. Torchlight. Love the first, but whatever happened to the second one? There were tales of it being released on almost all the platforms, but still only the PC has it right now. And its been like what? 18 months since release? What the hell?

They decided the game was just too big, something to do with the pet AI or something.  It couldn't be made to be under Microsoft's file limit or something along those lines, last I heard anyhow.

 

http://www.polygon.c...sole-says-runic



#3923 praxus07  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:28 PM

Gotta say being poor sucks. I'm extremely limited in what I can spend, so while the extra $4.99 is nothing to most guys here, for me that $4.99 has to go to something I'll get lots of time out of. RRU may be the way to go, but def need to see if anything else comes along in the next two days.

As far as storage, try being me...one 20gb HD, one 8gb usb, and one 4gb usb is all my storage. I have to keep deleting/redownloading when I want to play something different. And I'm still using my fat arcade unit. It was repaired by MS twice, and then I had the dvd drive replaced locally two years ago...lol.

#3924 Crazyglitcher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1367 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Crazyglitcher

Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:28 PM

They decided the game was just too big, something to do with the pet AI or something. It couldn't be made to be under Microsoft's file limit or something along those lines, last I heard anyhow.

http://www.polygon.c...sole-says-runic

Oh right. I remember reading that article and feeling much sadness. =[ But it's not even out for MACs, man that's a lot of Mac users that's going to be pissed...or just learned how to use boot camp. One of the two.

#3925 sicsonic   100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution Silenced   663 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:33 PM

I asked a developer for Runic at PAX 12 point-blank if they were bringing TL2 to XBLA/Xbox 360 and he confidently said no. And that was like right as the game was about to be released.

#3926 bigb423   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   158 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:45 PM

I never did it the last time it was on sale, but im on the fence about the orange box. should i? 



#3927 Baboy   Das Feenreich! CAGiversary!   741 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:46 PM

Gotta say being poor sucks. I'm extremely limited in what I can spend, so while the extra $4.99 is nothing to most guys here, for me that $4.99 has to go to something I'll get lots of time out of. RRU may be the way to go, but def need to see if anything else comes along in the next two days.

As far as storage, try being me...one 20gb HD, one 8gb usb, and one 4gb usb is all my storage. I have to keep deleting/redownloading when I want to play something different. And I'm still using my fat arcade unit. It was repaired by MS twice, and then I had the dvd drive replaced locally two years ago...lol.

 

I feel the pain. I skipped on Condemned for 5 to make sure I still have 8 bucks or so for the final day, just in case something crazy pops up. I just hope that, if craziness arrives, it won't be above 10$ lol.

 

On a side-note, Saints Row IV will be on sale tomorrow among other things according to the preview. That would be EXTREMELY tempting at a 10$, despite me wanting an all-DLC edition.



#3928 Baboy   Das Feenreich! CAGiversary!   741 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:47 PM

I never did it the last time it was on sale, but im on the fence about the orange box. should i? 

 

It's 5 of the best games of the past 10 years: the whole Half Life 2 "trilogy" (I'll just assume Episode 3 will never come out), the brilliant Portal, and Team Fortress 2. Granted, they're not as patched and updated as on PC, but they're 5 great games that will take you at least a hundred hours altogether if you like 'em and crave completion. Brilliant package.



#3929 MrNinjaSquirrel   Emo Blogger CAGiversary!   12143 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 02:07 PM

Everybody needs to buy Pool Nation. I'm not big on pool and am horrid at it in real life, but that game is simply outstanding and does a fantastic job of streamlining everything into an easy to understand format that had me pulling off moves I didn't even know existed in minutes!

 

Also it has some mighty fine looking balls; I'd definitely buy that for $1



#3930 Turbine  

Posted 23 February 2014 - 02:11 PM

You don't have to play either modern Fallout like a traditional FPS. They have the VATS targeting system that pauses combat and takes shots for you. Melee builds are viable too, though more so in New Vegas than 3. Also, I normally hate Iron Sights in shooters but it feels right in Fallout, 3 doesn't have them so actually trying to play it as a shooter kind of sucks. The rectile is too small or something.

Anyways, I don't want to start the NV vs F3 debate again. If you think you will play it eventually, you're probably better off finding a physical copy of the GOTY edition so you get all the DLC. It's cheap and you can share the DLC disc.

Thanks for the helpful insight, made my choice now.