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#11547749 XBL Deals - Jan 6 - Sep 4, 2014

Posted by ArugulaZ on 21 February 2014 - 11:36 PM

My Xbox Live address is the Hotmail address I signed up for back in 1996, when the company was still an independent start-up and the internet had first found public acceptance. So...

#11546444 XBL Deals - Jan 6 - Sep 4, 2014

Posted by ArugulaZ on 21 February 2014 - 03:47 PM

Oh, farfegnugen! Nobody told me Ridge Racer was HARD! Guess buying that was a mistake. I hate it when games bust your balls from the moment you press start. Hasn't anyone ever heard of a smooth progression of difficulty?

Oh well, guess that'd be another reason to get Dirt 3 while it's cheap. Too bad Microsoft isn't being very cooperative. If I have to see "this transaction cannot be processed" just one more time, I swear...

#11545975 XBL Deals - Jan 6 - Sep 4, 2014

Posted by ArugulaZ on 21 February 2014 - 07:42 AM

Man, twenty dollars goes pretty quickly in a sale like this! So does your hard drive space... I thought 250 gigs would prepare me for anything but I'm already down to about 95 GB. Bummer!

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.

#11545911 XBL Deals - Jan 6 - Sep 4, 2014

Posted by ArugulaZ on 21 February 2014 - 06:51 AM

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

You guys. I Am classy.

I missed the sale on Halo Reacharound, myself.

#11516436 Cheap 3DS Sale Thread

Posted by ArugulaZ on 11 February 2014 - 02:08 AM

Anyone know what is the best pinball game for ds or 3ds?

I'm really fond of Metroid Prime Pinball. It's both faithful to the Metroid series and a satisfying game of pinball besides, with lots of tables. The graphics were gorgeous for the time and there are even scenes where Samus unfolds from her ball and fights off swarms of alien bugs. I don't know how much the game goes for, but I'd say it was worth up to twenty bucks.

#11498473 XBL Deals - Jan 6 - Sep 4, 2014

Posted by ArugulaZ on 04 February 2014 - 02:15 AM

strongly considering GTA IV as I have a grand total of one achievement since the day it came out. I played it for an hour and just.....stopped. 

Well, clearly your body rejected it before it could do any permanent damage.

#11498231 XBL Deals - Jan 6 - Sep 4, 2014

Posted by ArugulaZ on 04 February 2014 - 12:49 AM

So the deal of the week is a Cleveland Steamer. That's a big pass! I'm plenty happy with my free copy of Sleeping Dogs, which is a billion times better than Grand Theft Auto anyway.

#11489071 *12/02/16* H: DS, PS4, Xbox One - Battlefield One Code, PS2, PS1, 360 control...

Posted by ArugulaZ on 31 January 2014 - 06:01 PM

Let me just get this starred for my shopping convenience...

#11473702 2014 Thrift Store Thread - Post your finds here!

Posted by ArugulaZ on 26 January 2014 - 04:27 AM

How's this for a deal? I walked into a pawn shop about a week ago and found a couple of Wii Us (both 32GB systems) behind the glass. The original price for the systems was $210... that didn't work for me, so I asked them for the absolute least amount of money they'd take. They told me I could have one for $150, and even threw in a few extra controllers to sweeten the deal. No way I could resist that!


I realize the machine is not very popular and probably won't be supported by Nintendo for more than a couple of years. Hell, there are already rumors of a new Nintendo system in development now. However, I wanted a cheap way into the next generation and I got it. Besides, the Wii U's got some pretty cool features that I doubt we'll ever see on the Xbox One or PS4. It's got some great social features, like being able to leave notes and even simple drawings for other players. (Except those drawings can be shockingly detailed considering the drawing tool's limitations... I swear, some of these artists are cyborgs!) Also, I appreciate that the system's got Mass Effect 3, the sequel to one of my all-time favorites from the previous generation. It probably isn't quite as good as the Xbox 360 version, but it's still pretty awesome, being Mass Effect and all.


Oh yeah, I also picked up loose copies of Sonic 2 and, uh, Fuck while I was at the pawn shop. Each cost me about a buck. Normally I wouldn't buy such common Genesis games without the boxes, but Genesis games have gotten really hard to find lately. I bought Fuck because I have a sick sense of humor. (The recent dialog hack of the Super NES game called "Schmuck Fu" was my doing.)

#11471732 XBL Deals - Jan 6 - Sep 4, 2014

Posted by ArugulaZ on 25 January 2014 - 05:41 AM

plus they still need work on creating good control schemes that work.

Grand Theft Auto is dreck. I just wish people would realize that when the games are first released, rather than coming to that conclusion a year later, after they've sold millions of copies. Stop buying them, and the nightmare ends.


Honestly, people. The actual missions are lame, the humor has gotten progressively mean-spirited and pan-to-the-face obvious, the controls are clumsy, and the latest games are full of pointless distractions when the developers should be fixing the very real problems at the core of the franchise. I'm ambivalent about sandbox games in general, but there are so many better ones than this.

#11463894 Mass Effect 3 Wii U $11 Amazon

Posted by ArugulaZ on 22 January 2014 - 05:20 AM

Damn. I just bought a Wii U, and although I'm pretty cash-strapped at the moment, I can't resist the price on this one. I love this series and was hoping to pick up a copy of the third one at some point. Now's as good a time as any, I suppose!

#11430836 XBL Deals - Jan 6 - Sep 4, 2014

Posted by ArugulaZ on 09 January 2014 - 06:24 PM

I'm sure this has already been pointed out, but I find it amusing that the acronym for Duke Nukem Forever is DNF, which means "Did not finish" in racing circles. That could either apply to the developers or the hapless gamers who bought it.

#11429164 XBL Deals - Jan 6 - Sep 4, 2014

Posted by ArugulaZ on 09 January 2014 - 01:37 AM

Okay, I broke down and bought Far Cry: Blood Dragon. It was the price of a Whopper, man! How could I resist? First-person shooters aren't my favorite games, but I can squeeze some entertainment out of them if they're well designed and I'm persistent. Halo 3 was fun enough in the normal difficulty setting (but I could have done without that Warthog segment at the end! Geez!).


I'm hoping like crazy that the next sale, or at least an upcoming one, will offer DLC for Street Fighter X Tekken at a reduced price. I'm one of those suckers who would pay for on-disc content, albeit grudgingly, but I will NOT pay as much for that content as I did the game. Come on, twenty dollars? That's just rubbish.

#11423180 XBL Deals - Jan 6 - Sep 4, 2014

Posted by ArugulaZ on 07 January 2014 - 02:18 AM

I finally was able to get a free copy of Sleeping Dogs after some initial worry that I'd be charged for it, so I'm happy. I just need to download all the games I purchased over the past month and I'll be set.


Far Cry: Blood Dragon is really tempting, as I've heard great things about it, and I'm a sucker for 1980s throwbacks. I'll have to look at the sales for next week and see if the price is right.

#11387467 XBL Deals - 12/31-1/6: "LEGO GonD"(-40%)* │ FREE: Sleeping Dogs* │ MM...

Posted by ArugulaZ on 26 December 2013 - 05:26 AM

They waited this long to give us a basketball game? Major, I'm demoting you to Private. Now clean up the latrines.