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  • Deleted user 14 November 2012 11:02:39
    Oo, anniversary sale eh? Shame I've spent all my money on boxed releases.

    Could definitely go for some Mark of the Ninja. As others have said it's probably too soon.
  • Blerk Moderator 15 Nov 2012 11:29:12 48,225 posts
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    As expected, they're giving Wreckateer away for free today as part of the anniversary celebrations. Which pisses me off, to be honest - why they couldn't have chosen an older game that everyone could play I have no idea. It's not like they're suddenly going to sell a bunch more Kinects because they gave away a freebie or anything, it just seems a remarkably petty decision for something that's meant to be a celebration of a service that pre-dates Kinect by eight years.

    /rant over

    The rest of the sale is a bit rubbish too, sadly. All of these are 50% off:

    Castle Crashers
    Battlefield 1943
    Fruit Ninja Kinect (sassen frassen rassen Kinect)
    Geometry Wars 2
    Bastion
    Peggle
    Full House Poker

    ... all of which have been discounted at least once before, iirc. Bah!

    Edited by Blerk at 11:29:23 15-11-2012
  • Lexx87 15 Nov 2012 11:30:07 20,863 posts
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    Bastion is well worth it.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • Blerk Moderator 15 Nov 2012 11:38:56 48,225 posts
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    Agreed, Bastion is genuinely great if you don't already own it.
  • Deleted user 15 November 2012 11:39:00
    /fingers in ears
  • robthehermit 15 Nov 2012 11:44:00 4,317 posts
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    That is a shit list. I've grabbed Wreckateer even though I don't have a Kinect, I might have one someday, or not.

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  • evild_edd 15 Nov 2012 11:54:06 3,198 posts
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    Fuck me, that's an annoying list.

    Don't get me wrong, Castle Crashers, GW:RE 2, and Bastion are all truly fantastic titles, but they're also games that have been big sellers (so most will already own them), on DotW previously, and are a bit long in the tooth.

    Might D/L Wreckateer while it's free in case I ever get a Kinect (unlikely).

    Pretty disappointed.

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

  • evild_edd 15 Nov 2012 11:56:31 3,198 posts
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    On a separate note: anyone know whether the 48 hour trial membership codes/cards you get with some games will give you access to DotW? I'm guessing and hoping so...

    Discovered that I've half a dozen of these and, rather than renew my gold membership before xmas, was thinking I could use one of these to get the I Am Alive discount next week.

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

  • Blerk Moderator 15 Nov 2012 12:00:49 48,225 posts
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    Unfortunately they don't, no.
  • evild_edd 15 Nov 2012 12:13:47 3,198 posts
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    @Blerk

    Thanks for the reply, Blerk, but I feel compelled to point out that you've become the bearer of disappointing news for me today! :p

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

  • Blerk Moderator 15 Nov 2012 12:16:56 48,225 posts
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    Sorry, I'll try a bit harder to find something awesome for later. :D
  • Lexx87 15 Nov 2012 12:19:15 20,863 posts
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    Ironlungs76 wrote:
    /fingers in ears
    "Next time it's on sale I will buy it I promise!"

    BUY IT DAMN YOU.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • 4gate 15 Nov 2012 12:30:41 362 posts
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    '43 still offers a great shoot, always games going, always new players, with a few uber killers popping up from time to time and teaching the new guys the importance of cover. Highly recommended to anyone who hasn't tried it. The demo sucks though, or did a few years back.
  • Lexx87 15 Nov 2012 12:31:15 20,863 posts
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    Aye 1943 is great.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • PenguinJim 15 Nov 2012 12:39:51 6,004 posts
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    Lexx87 wrote:
    Ironlungs76 wrote:
    /fingers in ears
    "Next time it's on sale I will buy it I promise!"

    BUY IT DAMN YOU.
    To be fair, it's been half that price on Steam.
  • Deleted user 15 November 2012 12:42:57
    PenguinJim wrote:
    Lexx87 wrote:
    Ironlungs76 wrote:
    /fingers in ears
    "Next time it's on sale I will buy it I promise!"

    BUY IT DAMN YOU.
    To be fair, it's been half that price on Steam.
    It's more fun not buying it and watching Lexx getting progressively more infuriated with me though tbh :)
  • oceanmotion 15 Nov 2012 12:56:14 16,122 posts
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    No Lara Croft GOL, that is the icing to the face Microsoft.
  • Dave_McCoy 19 Nov 2012 15:03:14 2,807 posts
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    I Am Alive for sale tomorrow then. Will it be worth the 800 points, to anyone that's played it?
  • dancingrob 19 Nov 2012 15:26:27 1,191 posts
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    I enjoyed the demo and will be picking it up at that price (even though it'll go straight into the backlog pile!)
  • repairmanjack 19 Nov 2012 17:00:02 6,078 posts
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    Dave_McCoy wrote:
    I Am Alive for sale tomorrow then. Will it be worth the 800 points, to anyone that's played it?
    Found the checkpointing to be a travesty. Seeing it on this list has reminded me I need to go back to it to try to finish it.

    And then I recall that bullshit checkpoint...

    Was a bit disappointed overall.
  • Blerk Moderator 20 Nov 2012 11:45:47 48,225 posts
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    Black Friday sale coming later this week, including that Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light sale that you were all hoping for last week. :D

    In slightly better news - half price Spelunky!

    Look, see:
    XBLA - 400 MSP

    Daytona USA
    Magic 2013
    Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
    Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
    Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
    Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co
    South Park: Tenorman's Revenge
    Space Channel 5 Part 2
    Warp

    XBLA - 600 MSP

    Lara Croft: Guardian of Light
    Rock Band Blitz
    Spelunky

    GAMES ON DEMAND

    Dead Island - $20
    Gunstringer - $20
    Left 4 Dead 2 - $20
    Portal 2 - $20

    DLC

    Darksiders II: Argul's Tomb - 280MSP
    Darksiders II: Death Rides - 280MSP
    Dead Island: Bloodbath - 400MSP
    Dead Island: Ryder White - 400MSP
    Forza 4 Porsche Pack - 800MSP
    Forza 4 July Car Pack - 280MSP
    Forza 4 August Car Pack - 280MSP
    Forza 4 September Car Pack - 280MSP
    Gunstringer: El Diablo's - 120 MSP
    Gunstringer: Real Big Shootin' - 120MSP
    Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing - 280MSP
    Left 4 Dead 2: The Sacrifice - 280MSP
    Magic 2013 Expansion - 200MSP
    Sleeping Dogs: Red Envelope Pack - 120MSP
    Sleeping Dogs: Top Dog Gold Pack - 120MSP
    Sleeping Dogs: High Roller Pack - 120MSP
  • Blerk Moderator 20 Nov 2012 11:52:13 48,225 posts
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    Ah, so much for 'later this week' - all those deals appear to live right now.
  • evild_edd 20 Nov 2012 11:58:12 3,198 posts
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    @Blerk

    Nice one - this makes up for letting me down with the 10 year anniversary sale! ;0)

    Good news indeed. There's only one game which truly ranks as a 'must buy', and we all know what that is! Lara Croft: Guardian of Light

    But, if you're insane enough to need other games in your sales, then I suppose there's a few others there worth consideration. Personally (as I am insane) I'll be looking at the following:

    Spelunky
    Magic 2013
    Space Channel 5 Pt.2 (maybe - will try the demo first)

    What with I Am Alive, that's going to make a significant dent in my MSP reserves.

    Is the Magic expansion worth bothering with?

    Also, on the subject of Magic, didn't they just have 2012 on DotW? Seems a bit cheeky putting 2013 on a week later...(but then I didn't get 2012 for that very reason, knowing it had already been superseded)

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

  • Blerk Moderator 20 Nov 2012 12:00:12 48,225 posts
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    Didn't take Rock Band Blitz long to make the discounts list, did it? People on GAF pointing out that that's 25 songs you can import into your Rock Band 3 list or some-such, if that makes any sense to anyone.

    /is not a Rock Band person

    :)
  • L_Franko Moderator 20 Nov 2012 12:00:39 9,697 posts
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    Keep forgetting I have Spelunky.
  • lucky_jim 20 Nov 2012 12:07:39 5,349 posts
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    Superb, might get a couple of the Sega packs and Tenorman's Revenge at those prices, but if I didn't already have them I'd also want Space Channel 5 part 2, Daytona, Lara Croft and Spelunky. That's a damn good sale.
  • robthehermit 20 Nov 2012 12:10:32 4,317 posts
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    Spelunky is mine \o/

    Not much else I need or want. I honestly don't know why they don't just do a permanent price drop on Lara Croft.

    If that's their Black Friday list, it's a pretty poor show. Fingers crossed for some surprises on the day.

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  • Blerk Moderator 20 Nov 2012 12:12:44 48,225 posts
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    Yes, one or two titles at 'silly' prices like in the past would be most welcome.
  • evild_edd 20 Nov 2012 12:27:01 3,198 posts
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    I think it's a pretty decent deal, TBF. The best for a long time, certainly.

    Spelunky, Magic, and Rock Band Blitz are all big hitters, the latter two being fairly recent releases as well (and still relatively high in the charts). 50% off as well, which is a proper discount.

    Having said that, always nice to see a few older titles get a whopping discount. LC:GOL would be a good example, actually. Given how many times it's been on sale, and how well (I'm assuming) it's sold, you might've thought that they could've stretched to a 200-400msp for that.

    Any ridiculous priced games would always be welcome. Like when the put Conan on GoD for 2.99 a while ago - so cheap that I couldn't help but buy it (it remains in my 'to play' list along with Metro 2033). Always nice to add to the library.

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

  • glo 20 Nov 2012 12:35:46 3,438 posts
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    hurray cheap spelunky at last! I can finally spend some of the 2100 points I got for my birthday.
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