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  • alasdairm 23 Sep 2012 00:51:20 155 posts
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    Has anyone else had some seriously bad slowdown in RAW, to the extent that it looks that the game has frozen (1 frame every couple of seconds) ?

    I'm saving to a USB stick & know from experience that some games really are not optimised to save to it - Lara Croft XBLA game is rendered unplayable by the constant auto-saving throughout the levels and comes to a juddering halt every few seconds

    RAW i'm not so sure about, as the points where it slowed down it did not appear to be auto saving as far as i could see

    Happened really badly at the desert (2nd ?) level when playing as the female character, and also during the first level
    Hasn't stopped me enjoying it-seems like Balders Gate Lite, which suits me as i hate stat heavy action RPGs where you have to micro manage your inventory, etc
  • repairmanjack 24 Sep 2012 23:26:04 6,054 posts
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    Not seen any slow down at all, and I'm a few levels past the desert now.

    Only played as the wizard so far, but I'm finding it a nice diversion from Ninja and Borderlands 2.
  • andytheadequate 25 Sep 2012 10:39:57 8,223 posts
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    Anyone know when the trials dlc is out? The trailer said September but that is looking less likely as there still isn't a release date
  • Red_Bool 25 Sep 2012 11:40:57 1,173 posts
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    For those interested: the Avengers Chronicles and Cpt America tables for Pinball FX2 are now half price (400 and 120 points) (at least on xbox.com, not yet on the DOTW page mind)
  • PenguinJim 25 Sep 2012 12:30:10 5,877 posts
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    Crysis is 800 points for Americans. What's that for Brits? 1800 points? Or something weird, like 1860 points, perhaps? :p

    You can always harass the CAG forums and get 800MSP for about US$8 and plop them on a US account and buy it, if you're seriously interested in a cut-down version of an old PC game, of course. ;) (That's also general advice for their US-only sales)
  • agparrot 25 Sep 2012 12:40:48 11,903 posts
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    I do have a US account, from when Trenched came out, but I pretty much always forget to keep an eye on the US sales.

    800 points seems like a bargain for Crysis. I happily played it at 1840 points, or whatever it was, and felt like I'd had my money out of it, but that might be because my PCs were never cool enough to run it.
  • PenguinJim 25 Sep 2012 13:03:40 5,877 posts
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    It actually is 1840! :lol: I was just joking because DR2: OTR is something strange like that, instead of the 1600MSP in other regions. :D

    I'm pro-points (nice to get huge discounts now and again - just got 2100 Britpoints for £2.95), but sometimes they are laugh-out-loud funny. Easy to imagine them making serious people angry. :mad:

    Of course, it's completely normal to get angry over how rubbish Deal of the Weak is every week! THAT'S NOT FUNNY! THAT'S SERIOUS!!!

    Edited by PenguinJim at 13:04:00 25-09-2012
  • agparrot 25 Sep 2012 13:18:27 11,903 posts
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    ;)

    The Crysis situation is kinda interesting in this regard because in the US it was only ever $14.99 in real money anyway, I believe, whereas in the UK it was £14.99 - already a bit of a markup, especially if you compare how much it would cost to cover that with Microsoft Points. The reduction to 800 points in the US isn't as large an MSP reduction if such a thing were ever to happen over here (hahahahahaha! as if!)

    I cannot be arsed to figure out exactly how much 1840 points cost me, because I'm forever on the prowl for the cheaper 2100 cards when they crop up, but if I've bought 2100 for £14.99, then I suppose that makes Crysis £13.13. I'm sure that might seem criminal, but I was and am happy with it at that price, given that I can't buy it in solid form and I do like to pay money to developers for games whenever possible.

    Edited by agparrot at 13:18:44 25-09-2012
  • Blerk Moderator 25 Sep 2012 13:32:50 48,225 posts
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    I actually have 900-odd points on my US account that I got for free somehow. But I'm not bothered about Crysis. :)

    Tempted to buy more pinball tables this week. Shouldn't, because I've barely played the last batch, but.... tempted.
  • Blerk Moderator 25 Sep 2012 13:37:10 48,225 posts
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    Huge Dance Central 2 DLC sale just starting as well, by the looks of it. If any of you like to get your groove on at the weekends.
  • JonFE 25 Sep 2012 14:59:29 1,451 posts
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    @Blerk

    Give in to pinball temptation; you know you want to...

    :lol:
  • evilashchris 25 Sep 2012 17:14:37 7,024 posts
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    I'd be all over Crysis at 800 Points, damn it.

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  • Deleted user 25 September 2012 22:23:49
    Anyone purchase the ninja game? Demo was fun and edge was very positive about it with a 8 score.
  • glo 25 Sep 2012 22:43:57 3,425 posts
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    @revan8 - I bought it. Best arcade game this year imho. 1200 points is a bargain.
  • Mr-Brett 25 Sep 2012 22:48:03 12,805 posts
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    Mark of the Ninja looks and is by all accounts great but a Steam version has been confirmed so I'm gonna wait for that.

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  • Blerk Moderator 26 Sep 2012 08:27:09 48,225 posts
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    Looks like there's a bunch of Xbox backwards compatibility games on sale as well at the minute. A bunch of them down to 800 from 1200 (which is still too much, to be frank) - Halo, Black, Fable, Jade Empire, etc. etc. All the usual suspects.
  • brainbird 26 Sep 2012 08:33:37 2,220 posts
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    Let's be clear here: Black is worth 8000 points.
  • pinebear 26 Sep 2012 09:25:59 8,565 posts
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    And yet it's available for £3 from popular online retailers.

    Btw March 2011 sent a telegram via flux-capacitor carrier pigeon asking for its marketplace deals back.

  • Deleted user 26 September 2012 09:49:42
    @revan8

    Loved the demo, definite purchase at some point when I have the money. Loads of games I want this coming month though. EG gave it a 9 so it's reviewed very well by some notoriously fickle sites.
  • Deleted user 26 September 2012 10:57:44
    So Marvel vs Capcom Origins today then?

    Once upon a time I would have been excited but I'm totally burnt out on fighting games now.

    1200pts for anyone that's interested, it includes Marvel Super Heroes and the first Marvel vs. Capcom.
  • robthehermit 2 Oct 2012 11:43:40 4,091 posts
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    I see that Fable Heroes is only 400 points. Don't know for how long. Is it poo?

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  • smoothpete 2 Oct 2012 12:17:58 31,536 posts
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    I would dearly like them to release X-Men vs Streetfighter, I played that to death in the arcade
  • Deleted user 2 October 2012 12:22:52
    Some new deals seem to be gradually filtering through.

    So far some COD DLC and an old Street Fighter game.....
  • Deleted user 2 October 2012 12:24:27
    And Trials HD 1200 > 800.

    Happened yesterday so maybe a permanent reduction?
  • PenguinJim 2 Oct 2012 13:37:36 5,877 posts
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    400MSP Dungeon Fighter Live already. o_O
  • Deleted user 2 October 2012 14:14:08
    Xbox LIVE Arcade Release Date MS Points
    NIGHTS into Dreams 5-Oct 800
    Sonic Adventure 2 5-Oct 800
    Worms Revolution 10-Oct 1200
    Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise 10-Oct 1200
    Pool Nation 12-Oct 800

    Add-ons Release Date MS Points
    Ghost Recon Future Soldier: Khyber Strike 9-Oct 800
    A World of Keflings: Sugar, Spice and Not So Nice 10-Oct 320

    Deal of the Week Discount Dates Price
    Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown 2-Oct to 8-Oct 600
    Dungeon Fighter LIVE 400
    Street Fighter 3 Online Edition 600
    Super Street Fighter 2 THD 600

    Toy Soldiers: Cold War 9-Oct to 15-Oct 600
    Toy Soldiers: Cold War – Napalm 200
    Toy Soldiers: Cold War – Evil Empire 200
    Toy Soldiers 400
    Toy Soldiers – Invasion! 200
    Toy Soldiers – The Kaiser’s Battle 200
    A World of Keflings 400
    Renegade Ops 600
    Splatters 400

    Special Sales Discount Dates Price
    Activision Publisher Sale 2-Oct to 8-Oct Varies
    Family DOTW: Secret of Monkey Island SE 2-Oct to 8-Oct 400
    Kinect Central: Fighters Uncaged 2-Oct to 8-Oct 25% off
    Kinect Central: Mini Ninjas Adventures 9-Oct to 15-Oct 400
    Double Fine Sale 9-Oct to 15-Oct Varies
  • Dave_McCoy 2 Oct 2012 14:16:43 2,777 posts
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    NiGHTS *and* Sonic Adventure 2 this Friday??? My poor wallet...
  • StarchildHypocrethes 2 Oct 2012 14:23:05 25,942 posts
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    Oooooh, cheap Virtua Fighter!
  • evild_edd 2 Oct 2012 14:29:40 3,123 posts
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    Looks like a lot of the same old stuff TBH, which is a bit disappointing.

    Mind you, there's a number of XBLA titles I've still to play and would happily pay full price for (Fez, JSR, NiGHTS...) so I shalln't moan about not being tempted to add more cheap titles to my 'to play' list.

    BTW, I picked up Splatters on the cheap a while back and, while I played and enjoyed it for an hour or so, I haven't gone back to it.

    Why look, it's a blog:
    http://www.edwardlaven.blogspot.co.uk

  • dancingrob 2 Oct 2012 14:45:48 1,175 posts
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    Anyone else want to bet the Activision publisher sale will be a load of old COD DLC?
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