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wjb3000 02-22-2013 11:06 AM

XBOX Live Ultimate Game Sale - Many Games up to 75% Off - 2/26/13 through 3/4/13
 
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Just read this on Major Nelson blog. Definitely something to keep an eye on starting February 26th.

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/22...game-sale/

Quote:

I wanted to let you know that starting February 26, 2013 and running through March 4, 2013, over 60 Xbox 360 Games on Demand titles will be on sale up to 75% off with some as much as 85% off for the “Xbox Ultimate Game Sale”*

Each day, a different set of titles will be on sale, so be sure to follow me on Twitter where I’ll announce what that day’s special offer. The Ultimate Game Sale only occurs once a year so you won’t want to miss it

Some of the titles you can expect to see on sale:

Assassins Creed
Assassins Creed 2
Batman Arkham Asylum
Batman Arkham city
Bioshock
Borderlands
Borderlands 2
Brotherhood
Call of Juarez
Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Code Veronica
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements
Dead Island
Dirt 2
Dishonored
El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron
Fable III
Fallout 3
Fallout 3 New Vegas
GRID
Halo 3
Halo 4
Halo Reach
Halo Wars
Kane & Lynch Dead Men
Left for Dead 2
Max Payne 3
Metal Gear Solid HD
Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat vs. DCU
Orange Box
Portal 2
Raccoon City
Rainbow Six Vegas
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 6
Red Dead Redemption
Revelations
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution
Street Fighter IV
Street Fighter X Tekken
Super Streetfighter IV Arcade Edition
TC’s H.A.W.X.
Tekken 6
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
The Darkness
The King of Fighters XIII
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Tomb Raider Legend
Virtua Fighter 5
World at War
Ultimate Games Sale Deal of the Day - 2/26 [xbox.com]

Games on Demand Ultimate Games Sale 2/26 - 3/4 [xbox.com]

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/Marketp...d-Specials

wikipost 02-22-2013 11:06 AM

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Day 7 3/4/13 Standard price Sale price Discount
Mortal Kombat [xbox.com] $49.99 $19.99 60%
Mortal Kombat vs. DCU [xbox.com] $19.99 $4.99 75%
Street Fighter IV [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Street Fighter X Tekken [xbox.com] $39.99 $19.99 50%
Super Streetfighter IV Arcade Edition [xbox.com] $29.99 $9.99 67%
Tekken 6 [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 [xbox.com] $49.99 $19.99 60%
The King of Fighters XIII [xbox.com] $29.99 $9.99 67%

http://majornelson.com/2013/03/03...e-day-6-2/

Day 6 3/3/13 Standard price Sale price Discount
Batman Arkham Asylum [xbox.com] $29.99 $9.99 67%
Fallout 3 [xbox.com] $14.99 $4.99 67%
Max Payne 3 [xbox.com] $39.99 $14.99 63%
Left for Dead 2 [xbox.com] $29.99 $9.99 67%
Metal Gear Solid HD [xbox.com] $24.99 $9.99 60%
Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Orange Box [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution [xbox.com] $29.99 $9.99 67%

http://majornelson.com/2013/03/03...ale-day-6/

Day 5 3/2/13 Standard price Sale price Discount
Batman Arkham City [xbox.com] $29.99 $14.99 50%
Borderlands [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Borderlands 2 [xbox.com] $59.99 $29.99 50%
Fable III [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Dead Island [xbox.com] $29.99 $9.99 67%
Fallout New Vegas [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Portal 2 [xbox.com] $29.99 $14.99 50%
Red Dead Redemption [xbox.com] $29.99 $14.99 50%
Dishonored [xbox.com] $59.99 $29.99 50%

http://majornelson.com/2013/03/01...ale-day-5/

Day 4 3/1/13 Standard price Sale price Discount
Call of Duty: World at War [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops [xbox.com] $49.99 $19.99 60%
Call of Duty: Black Ops II [xbox.com] $59.99 $49.99 17%
Call of Duty 2 [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Call of Duty 3 [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Modern Warfare [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Modern Warfare 2 [xbox.com] $29.99 $9.99 67%
Modern Warfare 3 [xbox.com] $59.99 $29.99 50%

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/28...ale-day-4/

Day 3 2/28/13 Standard price Sale price Discount
Resident Evil Code Veronica [xbox.com] $19.99 $4.99 75%
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City [xbox.com] $39.99 $19.99 50%
Resident Evil 4 [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Resident Evil 5 [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Resident Evil 6 [xbox.com] $39.99 $19.99 50%

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/27...ale-day-3/

Day 2 2/27/13 Standard price Sale price Discount
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Assassin’s Creed Revelations [xbox.com] $29.99 $14.99 50%
Assassin’s Creed [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%
Assassin’s Creed II [xbox.com] $19.99 $9.99 50%

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/26...ale-day-2/

Day 1 2/26/13 Standard price Sale price Discount
Halo 3 [xbox.com] $29.99 $9.99 67%
Halo 4 [xbox.com] $59.99 $39.99 33%
Halo: Reach [xbox.com] $29.99 $9.99 67%
Halo Wars [xbox.com] $29.99 $9.99 67%

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/25...rts-today/

Week 2/26/2013 – 3/4/2013 Standard price Sale price Discount
Dirt 2 [xbox.com] $29.99 $4.99 83%
GRID [xbox.com] $29.99 $4.99 83%
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements [xbox.com] $19.99 $2.99 85%
Rayman Raving Rabbids [xbox.com] $19.99 $2.99 85%
TCs. HAWX [xbox.com] $19.99 $4.99 75%
Rainbow Six Vegas [xbox.com] $19.99 $4.99 75%
Kane & Lynch Dead Men [xbox.com] $19.99 $4.99 75%
Call of Juarez [xbox.com] $19.99 $4.99 75%
Tomb Raider Legend [xbox.com] $29.99 $4.99 83%
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter [xbox.com] $19.99 $4.99 75%
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 [xbox.com] $19.99 $4.99 75%
Virtua Fighter 5 [xbox.com] $19.99 $4.99 75%
Bioshock [xbox.com] $19.99 $4.99 75%
El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron [xbox.com] $19.99 $2.99 85%
The Darkness [xbox.com] $19.99 $4.99 75%

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/26...s-on-sale/

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xenomega 02-22-2013 11:24 AM

I'll be watching this, but am not getting my hopes up. The "up to" prefix of 75% off means very little may actually be a good deal, but time will tell. Thx for the head's up, OP.

DiarrheaRobusto 02-22-2013 11:26 AM

Weird that they worded it "up to 75% off with some titles 85% off." Shouldnt it just be some titles up to 85% off?

MFlash321 02-22-2013 11:28 AM

Wonder how much Left 4 Dead 2 will be. Have Microsoft Points willing to spend on it.

Baddogdaddy 02-22-2013 11:55 AM

Well I'm up to 6800 in msp from bing searches, hopefully I can find something to spend them on.

40Glock 02-22-2013 11:58 AM

Here's hoping they produce some good deals...but not counting on it by any means.

Bmr4life 02-22-2013 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Baddogdaddy (Post 57762596)
Well I'm up to 6800 in msp from bing searches, hopefully I can find something to spend them on.

21k here from other avenues. I'm saving mine for the 720 though.

SnoT 02-22-2013 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baddogdaddy (Post 57762596)
Well I'm up to 6800 in msp from bing searches, hopefully I can find something to spend them on.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bmr4life (Post 57762856)
21k here from other avenues. I'm saving mine for the 720 though.

Point me in the direction to start earning me some points?

hightop32 02-22-2013 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by DiarrheaRobusto (Post 57761794)
Weird that they worded it "up to 75% off with some titles 85% off." Shouldnt it just be some titles up to 85% off?

they should have said up to 100% off and given away one game for free.

marketing departments of the world pay me large sums of money.

Treeskirt 02-22-2013 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SnoT (Post 57763012)
Point me in the direction to start earning me some points?

http://www.bing.com/rewards

scrapplejoe 02-22-2013 12:26 PM

metal gear on my radar

mightywingman 02-22-2013 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SnoT (Post 57763012)
Point me in the direction to start earning me some points?

Bing Rewards. [bing.com]Once you've signed up you earn a point for every 2 searches (up to 15 a day) and once youve earned 500 you can redeem them for 400 msp. Its a pretty good deal.

walterg74 02-22-2013 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Bmr4life (Post 57762856)
21k here from other avenues. I'm saving mine for the 720 though.

I thought you CAN'T use points to buy on demand games.... Only $$$ shows up to pay

40Glock 02-22-2013 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by walterg74 (Post 57763624)
I thought you CAN'T use points to buy on demand games.... Only $$$ shows up to pay


During the transaction, I believe you hit X to switch to points. It's at the bottom of the payment screen.

SlickDealio 02-22-2013 12:44 PM

If the sale prices are good until March 4th, I might hold off buying until I see the new Xbox Live Rewards [xbox.com] offer for March. There might be another spend a certain of points get free points offer. They could be daily deals though. We'll see I guess. Oh...it looks like they are daily deals.

joevanni 02-22-2013 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Baddogdaddy (Post 57762596)
Well I'm up to 6800 in msp from bing searches, hopefully I can find something to spend them on.

Can you tell me how you did that? You have to be saving up for at least a year. I signed up for Bing recently but haven't amassed that many points yet.

exciter1 02-22-2013 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by joevanni (Post 57764238)
Can you tell me how you did that? You have to be saving up for at least a year. I signed up for Bing recently but haven't amassed that many points yet.

It's pretty easy if you get a few accounts. I probably got $180 from it in Amazon gift cards last year.


Halo 4 at 75% off sounds like a deal. The rest sound like duds.

bosoxdanc 02-22-2013 01:17 PM

We'll be lucky if there's a decent deal. I'm not holding my breath.

Baddogdaddy 02-22-2013 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joevanni (Post 57764238)
Can you tell me how you did that? You have to be saving up for at least a year. I signed up for Bing recently but haven't amassed that many points yet.

You get 16 points a day from searches. Then usually 25 to 75 points a month extra from promos. The you get extra for referrals. Do this in multiple accounts and you can cash in big. I do amazon gift cards and msp's.

blacksoxing 02-22-2013 01:23 PM

Noted....

drunkhumping 02-22-2013 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joevanni (Post 57764238)
Can you tell me how you did that? You have to be saving up for at least a year. I signed up for Bing recently but haven't amassed that many points yet.

We signed up for Bing Rewards (http://www.bing.com/explore/rewards) and either manually, or through an automated program (http://www.pogocheats.net/bing-rewards-bot) do a bunch of searches every day.

Your household is limited to 5 accounts, so have everybody sign up. At worst, you get 16 credits a day, and some accounts you can do 90 searches for 30 points, and some can even make 45 points a day. Then you can do some random promotions for a few points here and there. Then just hold off on those points until you reach the gold level, where those points are redeemable for 400 Microsoft Points (MSP) or even $5 Amazon Giftcards for 475 points.

Running 5 accounts will pay off, especially if you devote a few minutes every morning to it. I do it when I get in and sipping my coffee checking the night's e-mail, and $30 so far in Amazon for those cheap PC gaming deals makes it worth the minimal time investment.

mattraven 02-22-2013 01:31 PM

I really enjoyed (well, am enjoying) Fallout 3 - how does New Vegas compare? TIA.

bored08 02-22-2013 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by drunkhumping (Post 57765010)
We signed up for Bing Rewards (http://www.bing.com/explore/rewards) and either manually, or through an automated program (http://www.pogocheats.net/bing-rewards-bot) do a bunch of searches every day.

Your household is limited to 5 accounts, so have everybody sign up. At worst, you get 16 credits a day, and some accounts you can do 90 searches for 30 points, and some can even make 45 points a day. Then you can do some random promotions for a few points here and there. Then just hold off on those points until you reach the gold level, where those points are redeemable for 400 Microsoft Points (MSP) or even $5 Amazon Giftcards for 475 points.

Running 5 accounts will pay off, especially if you devote a few minutes every morning to it. I do it when I get in and sipping my coffee checking the night's e-mail, and $30 so far in Amazon for those cheap PC gaming deals makes it worth the minimal time investment.

Has anyone tried a bot for multiple accounts? http://www.pogocheats.net/bing-search-bot/
I'm thinking of joining Bing but only with a bot since it would take too long otherwise.

veronicavaudeville 02-22-2013 01:35 PM

I just got Crazy Taxi. I am satisfied. ...Easily satisfied.

drunkhumping 02-22-2013 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bored08 (Post 57765188)
Has anyone tried a bot for multiple accounts? http://www.pogocheats.net/bing-search-bot/
I'm thinking of joining Bing but only with a bot since it would take too long otherwise.

They want you to pay for that bot. I'll happily use their webpage for free. I'm sure it's nice, but I don't generally give any sort of personal/money information out when doing stuff that is in a grey legal area. If MS shuts these accounts down, I don't want to be out $10. Plus, some dude in Russia doesn't need my CC info.

I'm running 5 accounts all from different browsers and Oracle VirtualBox/VMWare ESX images, and there's a forum where I saw some people running as many as 13 accounts. There isn't anything in the way of address verification that I'm aware of, so as long as you run some sort of proxy to mask your IP address so they don't see all 13 coming from the same physical IP address, you should be fine.

andys_sweeps 02-22-2013 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drunkhumping (Post 57765010)
We signed up for Bing Rewards (http://www.bing.com/explore/rewards) and either manually, or through an automated program (http://www.pogocheats.net/bing-rewards-bot) do a bunch of searches every day.

Your household is limited to 5 accounts, so have everybody sign up. At worst, you get 16 credits a day, and some accounts you can do 90 searches for 30 points, and some can even make 45 points a day. Then you can do some random promotions for a few points here and there. Then just hold off on those points until you reach the gold level, where those points are redeemable for 400 Microsoft Points (MSP) or even $5 Amazon Giftcards for 475 points.

Running 5 accounts will pay off, especially if you devote a few minutes every morning to it. I do it when I get in and sipping my coffee checking the night's e-mail, and $30 so far in Amazon for those cheap PC gaming deals makes it worth the minimal time investment.

How do you combine rewards from multiple accounts? TIA

mirai 02-22-2013 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andys_sweeps (Post 57765954)
How do you combine rewards from multiple accounts? TIA

when you redeem MSP or gaming credit or GC they send you actual codes and then it's up to you how and where you'd like to redeem them.

sweepstakes are different though.

juryrigger 02-22-2013 02:25 PM

Got excited when I got a deal alert for "Resident Evil Code Veronica!" About time!

spydersdeals69 02-22-2013 02:43 PM

Too bad MS' "75% off" is still 300% more than just buying the game nearly anywhere else on Earth. :lol: :( :mad:

happygooddeal 02-22-2013 02:46 PM

These games are cheaper if you get them on ebay. a REAL DISK too intead of digital download.
Crossed my finger if your old xbox 360 games in your harddrive will work with xbox 720.

Frankierock 02-22-2013 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by exciter1 (Post 57764272)
It's pretty easy if you get a few accounts. I probably got $180 from it in Amazon gift cards last year.


Halo 4 at 75% off sounds like a deal. The rest sound like duds.


Halo 4 is not 75% off....It says UP to 75% off , so they can offer any % they want.
I would be surprised if any of the newer titles go past 35% off ...And Remember that's off the Retail of $59.99. Not the $39.99 it is in most stores now.

SlickDealio 02-22-2013 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bored08 (Post 57765188)
Has anyone tried a bot for multiple accounts? http://www.pogocheats.net/bing-search-bot/
I'm thinking of joining Bing but only with a bot since it would take too long otherwise.

I thought about getting the software, but it doesn't get the extra points they typically have for random bonuses points. So I'd have to go to the website anyway to pick up those extra points. The website bot works just fine and it's free.

Make sure you always check http://www.bing.com/rewards/dashboard for extra points. Sometimes they give out 50 points for signing into Facebook. Usually only 1 or 2 extra bonus points though.

I've been saving up my points in hopes that they'll have another sale on Hulu Plus subscriptions. I miss getting the 3 months subscription codes.

andys_sweeps 02-22-2013 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mirai (Post 57766068)
when you redeem MSP or gaming credit or GC they send you actual codes and then it's up to you how and where you'd like to redeem them.

sweepstakes are different though.

So you combine MSP / gift cards not the bing reward points. I thought people are combining bing reward points from multiple accounts to buy MSP/GCs, but as you explained that is not the case. Thanks!

drunkhumping 02-22-2013 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andys_sweeps (Post 57765954)
How do you combine rewards from multiple accounts? TIA

The rewards are external, for instance, when you get the Amazon cards, it just e-mails you a serial code. Copy and paste that to your Amazon account, and you're $5 richer. Amazon doesn't do any sort of validation as to who it was issued to, and I don't believe Microsoft does any either, since they're just giving you a code.

Sign up some hotmail, outlook, and live e-mail accounts, and just register them on separate browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Maxthon, Opera, Safari, etc) and on the other browsers you don't use, make that rewards bot your homepage. Open up the browser, click the button, minimize, and check up on them like 15 minutes later.

Make it a habit to do it in the morning or whatnot, and it'll eventually start to add up nicely, free money for the taking!

adrock_1000 02-22-2013 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattraven (Post 57765140)
I really enjoyed (well, am enjoying) Fallout 3 - how does New Vegas compare? TIA.

Im a bit rushed, but...

I think the atmosphere of Fallout 3 is much better, and I loved the focus exploration. I greatly disliked Vegas at first. Didnt have as much of a radiated, lonely, wasteland feeling I was used to. Or the randomness. It was brown. I put a lot of time in New Vegas, but always put Fallout 3 way above it.

I took a break for a couple of years, and just picked up Vegas again last month. Ive put 80 more hours into a new game, after spending 100 hours previously. I bet I will put 40 more hours in before Im done. The story and factions are a great improvement. I think it is a GREAT game, and Im look forward to all Fallout games from either Beth or Obsidian.

tldr: Buy It, and dont be put off if youre coming straight from Fallout 3.

Bandin03 02-22-2013 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drunkhumping (Post 57767308)
The rewards are external, for instance, when you get the Amazon cards, it just e-mails you a serial code. Copy and paste that to your Amazon account, and you're $5 richer. Amazon doesn't do any sort of validation as to who it was issued to, and I don't believe Microsoft does any either, since they're just giving you a code.

Sign up some hotmail, outlook, and live e-mail accounts, and just register them on separate browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Maxthon, Opera, Safari, etc) and on the other browsers you don't use, make that rewards bot your homepage. Open up the browser, click the button, minimize, and check up on them like 15 minutes later.

Make it a habit to do it in the morning or whatnot, and it'll eventually start to add up nicely, free money for the taking!

What's the purpose of using multiple browsers? To have each one able to auto-login to their respective account?

Kylewiddz 02-22-2013 04:34 PM

The max for bing rewards is 5 per house? I had 13 for about 4 months and just recently all but 1 got cancelled... I was about 2 days away from 13 5$ amazon gift cards... Good to know! Time to go make 4 more accounts!

slothsd 02-22-2013 05:48 PM

You can also get small amounts of points from doing monthly surveys and other activities at http://rewards.xbox.com/

SnoT 02-22-2013 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eibboh (Post 57763156)

Quote:

Originally Posted by mightywingman (Post 57763506)
Bing Rewards. [bing.com]Once you've signed up you earn a point for every 2 searches (up to 15 a day) and once youve earned 500 you can redeem them for 400 msp. Its a pretty good deal.

Thanks Rep to both of you.

boourns84 02-22-2013 09:55 PM

Not excited for this sale, never saw ANY good deals on xbox when it comes to games on demand. The disc based version is always a cheaper buy, except nba2k13 I was impressed with the $29.99 price they had it at last week, but the disc based version has been on sale for that price before.

No point in buying it digitally when you can get it for either cheaper or for the same price. I think games on demand are great for people in foreign countries where the games retail for $100

KreepLX 02-22-2013 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adrock_1000 (Post 57768270)
Im a bit rushed, but...

I think the atmosphere of Fallout 3 is much better, and I loved the focus exploration. I greatly disliked Vegas at first. Didnt have as much of a radiated, lonely, wasteland feeling I was used to. Or the randomness. It was brown. I put a lot of time in New Vegas, but always put Fallout 3 way above it.

I took a break for a couple of years, and just picked up Vegas again last month. Ive put 80 more hours into a new game, after spending 100 hours previously. I bet I will put 40 more hours in before Im done. The story and factions are a great improvement. I think it is a GREAT game, and Im look forward to all Fallout games from either Beth or Obsidian.

tldr: Buy It, and dont be put off if youre coming straight from Fallout 3.

I had the same feelings about it.

Lanmanna 02-22-2013 09:58 PM

When will Trials Evo go on sale again? I wish Minecraft would go on sale too.

pacman85 02-22-2013 11:08 PM

I would love if someone would post prices (perhaps on major nelson's blog comments) from the cheapest retailer for the specific game(s) on sale that day to show how you can probably find every one of these games cheaper somewhere else. I realize you are buying the game for the higher price for the convenience of not having to put in the disc but still the prices will probably be ridiculous.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lanmanna (Post 57773600)
When will Trials Evo go on sale again? I wish Minecraft would go on sale too.

Since none of us here work for the XBox Marketing/Deals team who make/schedule these deals, we don't know any more than you do.

P.S. For what it's worth I would recommend buying Trials Evolution at full price as it is absolutely worth the $15 price tag. Especially if you can a discount/free on Microsoft points through ways some people mention in this thread.

drunkhumping 02-23-2013 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bandin03 (Post 57768864)
What's the purpose of using multiple browsers? To have each one able to auto-login to their respective account?

Exactly. I've also got a few running on virtual machines using a proxy/vpn, and seem to be working just fine. Should they check, they'll see different IP's on the signup and usage, and the browsers may be enough to convince them that they're separate users.

Lanmanna 02-23-2013 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pacman85 (Post 57774234)
I would love if someone would post prices (perhaps on major nelson's blog comments) from the cheapest retailer for the specific game(s) on sale that day to show how you can probably find every one of these games cheaper somewhere else. I realize you are buying the game for the higher price for the convenience of not having to put in the disc but still the prices will probably be ridiculous.


Since none of us here work for the XBox Marketing/Deals team who make/schedule these deals, we don't know any more than you do.

P.S. For what it's worth I would recommend buying Trials Evolution at full price as it is absolutely worth the $15 price tag. Especially if you can a discount/free on Microsoft points through ways some people mention in this thread.

Knowing my luck, right when I buy Trials Evo, it goes on sale. :lol:

Baguda 02-23-2013 12:30 PM

Nobody knows any prices yet, but there are already 3 pages of posts. This sale could range anywhere from totally awesome if the discounts are good to total garbage if the discounts are bad. As someone who has serious trouble paying more than the equivalent of $10 for most games (with a few exceptions), the chance of most of these games being 1000 points or less is small. Also, if these prices are set by Microsoft, who graces us with crappy Deals of the Weak most of the time with either the same old same old stuff or not very good prices, chances are this will be a crappy sale. If the prices are set by the publisher, then there's a chance it could be OK. I hope for a good sale as I have a load of Xbox Live points from BF, but I won't hold my breath.

So I've made a note to check back on the 26th. Until then, unless the prices leak, everything said here is just useless speculation.

STICKYBUMPS 02-23-2013 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boourns84 (Post 57773564)
Not excited for this sale, never saw ANY good deals on xbox when it comes to games on demand. The disc based version is always a cheaper buy, except nba2k13 I was impressed with the $29.99 price they had it at last week, but the disc based version has been on sale for that price before.

No point in buying it digitally when you can get it for either cheaper or for the same price. I think games on demand are great for people in foreign countries where the games retail for $100

Not always true, Left 4 Dead 2 was on sale a month ago as DD for 19.99. You find it that cheap let me know. I have a feeling it will be that cheap is not cheaper. I for 1 will be buying it again.

maestro_bungle 02-24-2013 05:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boourns84 (Post 57773564)
Not excited for this sale, never saw ANY good deals on xbox when it comes to games on demand. The disc based version is always a cheaper buy, except nba2k13 I was impressed with the $29.99 price they had it at last week, but the disc based version has been on sale for that price before.

No point in buying it digitally when you can get it for either cheaper or for the same price. I think games on demand are great for people in foreign countries where the games retail for $100

Digital versions of course have the lazy factor of not putting a disc in, but the real advantage is in sharing marketplace content with a friend. In order to accommodate families with multiple consoles, the first box you download to/purchase from* actually gets the content registered across every gamertag on that box. And of course the gamertag it was purchased with can download again on any other box, but only that gamertag would get whatever it is**. Now it would be fraud and against ToS to exploit this with just anyone, but the only ones banned have been hackers that tweaked it to share over and over again.

However, it is working as intended that any console you play on with other people will have the content you purchase on it available to the people you play with and around (sounds funny, but I regularly play single player games in a group). I don't see anything against visiting my brother for xmas, playing some games with him, and being able to continue those games online after I got home. I also think it justifies the inordinately high prices on most marketplace content.

*If you purchase thru live.xbox.com you just need to download it first on the community box. If you purchase thru the console it registers to that console when you purchase, so make sure you're on the right one.
**Online passes, Games on Demand, DLC, avatar junk, season passes to DLC, arcade games - all better with friends. Haven't tried myself or googled about xbox video and music and whatall, but I bet that'd share too.

MFlash321 02-24-2013 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STICKYBUMPS (Post 57785308)
Not always true, Left 4 Dead 2 was on sale a month ago as DD for 19.99. You find it that cheap let me know. I have a feeling it will be that cheap is not cheaper. I for 1 will be buying it again.

Was it really $19.99? Damn it...

STICKYBUMPS 02-24-2013 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MFlash321 (Post 57792676)
Was it really $19.99? Damn it...

Yea, pissed I missed it. Well I saw it and did not pull the trigger. I will this time!!

MFlash321 02-24-2013 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STICKYBUMPS (Post 57785308)
Not always true, Left 4 Dead 2 was on sale a month ago as DD for 19.99. You find it that cheap let me know. I have a feeling it will be that cheap is not cheaper. I for 1 will be buying it again.

Quote:

Originally Posted by STICKYBUMPS (Post 57793012)
Yea, pissed I missed it. Well I saw it and did not pull the trigger. I will this time!!

Been looking to grab it. Can't find it less than $30 new, $23 used--would like it new and I have Microsoft Points, so I'd def. jump on it if the price is right.

protivakid 02-25-2013 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MFlash321 (Post 57792676)
Was it really $19.99? Damn it...

This is a good price for the 360 version? On the pc is has been less than $5 a few times during steam sales, not to mention you get KB / Mouse controls.

STICKYBUMPS 02-25-2013 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by protivakid (Post 57814364)
This is a good price for the 360 version? On the pc is has been less than $5 a few times during steam sales, not to mention you get KB / Mouse controls.

KB/Mouse=pita to me. Yea, L4D2 has held it's value very well. It is a great game on 360 not sure about PC but I am sure it is very similar adding the sore back and carpel tunnel:lol:

MFlash321 02-25-2013 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STICKYBUMPS (Post 57816554)
KB/Mouse=pita to me. Yea, L4D2 has held it's value very well. It is a great game on 360 not sure about PC but I am sure it is very similar adding the sore back and carpel tunnel:lol:

Yep, great price. Paid $18 for the first one, still fun to play from time to time

IamPro 02-25-2013 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STICKYBUMPS (Post 57816554)
KB/Mouse=pita to me. Yea, L4D2 has held it's value very well. It is a great game on 360 not sure about PC but I am sure it is very similar adding the sore back and carpel tunnel:lol:

Actually played BLOPS2 this weekend and was :lol: when using the keyboard (mouse wasn't bad tho), switched back to my old beat up wired controller and everything was cake :)

matt247 02-26-2013 12:09 AM

Day 1 sale
http://majornelson.com/2013/02/25...rts-today/

Halo 3, Halo Reach, Halo Wars are $9.99
Halo 4 is $39.99

vron247 02-26-2013 12:09 AM

nvm day by day sales ..//

beef1218 02-26-2013 12:17 AM

1st day's sale is disappointing...

jerrainium 02-26-2013 12:18 AM

The Halo 4 is $39.99. Not that good of a deal.

Rainjet 02-26-2013 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerrainium (Post 57831118)
The Halo 4 is $39.99. Not that good of a deal.

Oh good, they're matching Best Buy. I'd rather have the package on my shelf and physical discs for a few dollars more in taxes.

bobbyg27 02-26-2013 01:12 AM

Xbox Live Ultimte Sale Day 1 - Games on Demand - Halo 3 $9.99, Halo Wars $9.99 and more
 
1 Attachment(s)
Link to blog post [majornelson.com]

Halo 3 [xbox.com] - $9.99 (Reg $29.99)
Halo 4 [xbox.com] - $39.99 (Reg $59.99)
Halo: Reach [xbox.com] - $9.99 (Reg $29.99)
Halo Wars [xbox.com] - $9.99 (Reg $29.99)

Apparently this sale is for today only. I may pick up Halo Wars as its the only game I don't already own, and $10 for a solid game is a good deal. Can't resell digital games of course but meh.

Enjoy.

moveslikejager 02-26-2013 02:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobbyg27 (Post 57831490)
Link to blog post [majornelson.com]

Halo 3 [xbox.com] - $9.99 (Reg $29.99)
Halo 4 [xbox.com] - $39.99 (Reg $59.99)
Halo: Reach [xbox.com] - $9.99 (Reg $29.99)
Halo Wars [xbox.com] - $9.99 (Reg $29.99)

Apparently this sale is for today only. I may pick up Halo Wars as its the only game I don't already own, and $10 for a solid game is a good deal. Can't resell digital games of course but meh.

Enjoy.

Nice, repped!

AnimeJunkie 02-26-2013 03:58 AM

wow thats some pretty crazy deals!
Edit: still shows halo wars at $30, anyone know why?

scrapplejoe 02-26-2013 04:27 AM

halo wars still have server support?

Curtieson 02-26-2013 04:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnimeJunkie (Post 57832258)
wow thats some pretty crazy deals!
Edit: still shows halo wars at $10, anyone know why?

wondering about a penny?

AnimeJunkie 02-26-2013 04:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 57832474)
wondering about a penny?

sorry i didnt mean $10. I meant $29.99. And no i wansnt wondering about a penny, its faster than saying $9.99

aerotive 02-26-2013 04:48 AM

TU. some good deals but this is what the prices should have been long ago.

Do these work if you console's not online? Can you transfer or redownload them to a new one? Can you sell, trade, or give them away? Have a couple Xbox Live games but no full games so I'm not sure if it works the same or not.

AnimeJunkie 02-26-2013 04:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aerotive (Post 57832654)
TU. some good deals but this is what the prices should have been long ago.

Do these work if you console's not online? Can you transfer or redownload them to a new one? Can you sell, trade, or give them away? Have a couple Xbox Live games but no full games so I'm not sure if it works the same or not.

your console will start to download it as soon as it gets online. You can redownload it as long as its your profile. You cannot sell trade or give them away.

iambeaker 02-26-2013 04:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aerotive (Post 57832654)
Do these work if you console's not online? Can you transfer or redownload them to a new one? Can you sell, trade, or give them away? Have a couple Xbox Live games but no full games so I'm not sure if it works the same or not.

Yes. If your Xbox does not have internet connection, you can still play the game. Of course, you cannot play online.

No, you cannot sell, trade, or give them away.

I hope this answers your question.

hectorarizpe 02-26-2013 05:44 AM

Good deals for full games, will add to digital collection!

- sent by iPhone App Deals & Steals 3.5.8 -

epik 02-26-2013 05:45 AM

halo 4 is $35 at amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Halo-4-Xbox...B0050SYX8W

aerotive 02-26-2013 06:11 AM

Thanks for the quick answers above.

BigLan 02-26-2013 06:14 AM

There are some other games on sale for the whole week, maybe there's another post with these but I didn't see it in a quick search. Here's a list with the sale price and regular price. They're older games, but most of them have good reviews. Dirt and Grid are pretty good racers, maybe better than the last few NFS games.

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/26...s-on-sale/

Dirt 2 - 4.99 (29.99)
GRID - 4.99 (29.99)
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements - 2.99 (19.99)
Rayman Raving Rabbids - 2.99 (19.99)
TCs. HAWX - 4.99 (19.99)
Rainbow Six Vegas - 4.99 (19.99)
Kane & Lynch Dead Men - 4.99 (19.99)
Call of Juarez - 4.99 (19.99)
Tomb Raider Legend - 4.99 (29.99)
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter - 4.99 (19.99)
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 - 4.99 (19.99)
Virtua Fighter 5 - 4.99 (19.99)
Bioshock - 4.99 (19.99)
El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron - 2.99 (19.99)
The Darkness - 4.99 (19.99)

SlickDealio 02-26-2013 06:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigLan (Post 57833746)
There are some other games on sale for the whole week, maybe there's another post with these but I didn't see it in a quick search. Here's a list with the sale price and regular price. They're older games, but most of them have good reviews. Dirt and Grid are pretty good racers, maybe better than the last few NFS games.

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/26...s-on-sale/

Dirt 2 - 4.99 (29.99)
GRID - 4.99 (29.99)
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements - 2.99 (19.99)
Rayman Raving Rabbids - 2.99 (19.99)
TCs. HAWX - 4.99 (19.99)
Rainbow Six Vegas - 4.99 (19.99)
Kane & Lynch Dead Men - 4.99 (19.99)
Call of Juarez - 4.99 (19.99)
Tomb Raider Legend - 4.99 (29.99)
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter - 4.99 (19.99)
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 - 4.99 (19.99)
Virtua Fighter 5 - 4.99 (19.99)
Bioshock - 4.99 (19.99)
El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron - 2.99 (19.99)
The Darkness - 4.99 (19.99)

Thanks! I might pick up a few of these. Nice prices!

$4.99 = 400 Microsoft Points
$2.99 = 240 Microsoft Points

Since the sale doesn't end until March 4th, I think I'll wait to see if there is another one of those spend x amount of points get x amount of back deals for Xbox Live Rewards [xbox.com] in March.

You also might want to hold off buying until they fix the prices for points.

It is coming up as 440 for $4.99 games 480 for $2.99 games.

ResonantCowboy 02-26-2013 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlickDealio (Post 57834306)
Thanks! I might pick up a few of these. Nice prices!

$4.99 = 320 Microsoft Points
$2.99 = 160 Microsoft Points

Since the sale doesn't end until March 4th, I think I'll wait to see if there is another one of those spend x amount of points get x amount of back deals for Xbox Live Rewards [xbox.com] in March.

5.00 is 400 MSP
3.00 is 240 MSP

Conversion is 80 MSP per dollar, or 1.25 per 100 MSP.

SlickDealio 02-26-2013 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ResonantCowboy (Post 57834482)
5.00 is 400 MSP
3.00 is 240 MSP

Conversion is 80 MSP per dollar, or 1.25 per 100 MSP.

Fixed my post. I knew that seemed low. I just used some Microsoft Points coverter on the web. Guess it was wrong.

Anyway, the prices are still wrong to buy right now with points.

CountChoculitis 02-26-2013 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlickDealio (Post 57834664)
Fixed my post. I knew that seemed low. I just used some Microsoft Points coverter on the web. Guess it was wrong.

Anyway, the prices are still wrong to buy right now with points.

I already picked up Dirt 2 and Grid which came out to 440 MS points each. I thought the extra 40 MS points was for tax because on the first page that comes up it says $4.99 plus tax if you want to pay by credit card.

El Shaddai is still showing up as 480 MS Points also even though it is listed as $2.99. I think that is the only other game I am going to pick up so I will just wait until they update the price. Might have to email MS customer service if the $4.99 were only supposed to be 400 MS Points. 80 Points is 80 Points. They should really do away with this whole point system and change to a steam wallet kind of thing or prepaid cards you can buy. Shit is confusing.

scrapplejoe 02-26-2013 07:20 AM

snagged grid.. thanks

dnyPlaya 02-26-2013 07:25 AM

Waiting to see if Fallout 3 will be $4.99 or $9.99(Probably). Is Bioshock 1 good? I know that's only $4.99.

TheChosenCheif 02-26-2013 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dnyPlaya (Post 57835274)
Waiting to see if Fallout 3 will be $4.99 or $9.99(Probably). Is Bioshock 1 good? I know that's only $4.99.

Bioshock is an amazing game. Went ahead and bought it for $5. Can't get it that cheap on Amazon

mirai 02-26-2013 07:33 AM

They have some pretty good deals this time. I'll get Bioshock this time. Don't want to accumulate more physical discs (that I'll never get to play).

sanges99 02-26-2013 07:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlickDealio (Post 57834306)
Thanks! I might pick up a few of these. Nice prices!

Since the sale doesn't end until March 4th, I think I'll wait to see if there is another one of those spend x amount of points get x amount of back deals for Xbox Live Rewards [xbox.com] in March.

You also might want to hold off buying until they fix the prices for points.


Keep in mind these are supposed to be ONE DAY SALES; which by definition if you're waiting to get a game that's cheap today, chances are it won't be tomorrow.

Castaa 02-26-2013 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlickDealio (Post 57834306)

Since the sale doesn't end until March 4th, I think I'll wait to see if there is another one of those spend x amount of points get x amount of back deals for Xbox Live Rewards [xbox.com] in March.

I believe these prices for these games are good for only 24 hours.

I want to get GRID and Dirt 2 but will I ever get around to playing them. I'm kind of thinking, no.

AmazonWHDenthusiast 02-26-2013 07:45 AM

Time to burn some of those Black Friday Microsoft points

dnyPlaya 02-26-2013 07:46 AM

The older games are on sale until the 4th.

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/26...s-on-sale/

HeadlessCloneOfAgnew 02-26-2013 07:47 AM

sucks that the prices double if you want to use MS points... oh well, $2.99 is a no-brainer for el shaddai even though i'll probably never played it. same with grid and dirt 2... BUT SO CHEAP

SlickDealio 02-26-2013 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sanges99 (Post 57835488)
Keep in mind these are supposed to be ONE DAY SALES; which by definition if you're waiting to get a game that's cheap today, chances are it won't be tomorrow.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Castaa (Post 57835586)
I believe these prices for these games are good for only 24 hours.

I want to get GRID and Dirt 2 but will I ever get around to playing them. I'm kind of thinking, no.

The prices for the Halo games are only for today, but the other games posted on MajorNelson's website are good until March 4th. :)

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/26...s-on-sale/

dnyPlaya 02-26-2013 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Samlt2k1 (Post 57835784)
sucks that the prices double if you want to use MS points... oh well, $2.99 is a no-brainer for el shaddai even though i'll probably never played it. same with grid and dirt 2... BUT SO CHEAP

Incorrect prices. $2.99 coming up 480msp and $4.99 coming up 440msp. Just wait they should be fixed soon.

I even had to come online to see what was on page 1 of the deals (Halo)

CountChoculitis 02-26-2013 08:14 AM

Picked up The Darkness after reading some reviews but a classic Jeff Gerstmann video review from his last days at Gamespot sealed the deal for me.

http://www.gamespot.com/the-darkn...1-6173430/

Roland Deschain 02-26-2013 08:18 AM

I wonder how much Portal 2 will be.

Castaa 02-26-2013 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlickDealio (Post 57836168)
The prices for the Halo games are only for today, but the other games posted on MajorNelson's website are good until March 4th. :)

http://majornelson.com/2013/02/26...s-on-sale/

Ah my mistake, sorry!

Curtieson 02-26-2013 08:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roland Deschain (Post 57836510)
I wonder how much Portal 2 will be.

Hmmm, since Halo Reach is down to $10...I'd expect the same for Portal 2.

SlickDealio 02-26-2013 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dnyPlaya (Post 57836206)
Incorrect prices. $2.99 coming up 480msp and $4.99 coming up 440msp. Just wait they should be fixed soon.

I even had to come online to see what was on page 1 of the deals (Halo)

According to MajorNelson, the points prices should be fixed by the end of the day.

SDRebel 02-26-2013 09:01 AM

these are full games right? for ghost recon 2 I see "TC's GRAW2 " but it doesn't specify full game or something

dnyPlaya 02-26-2013 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SDRebel (Post 57837580)
these are full games right? for ghost recon 2 I see "TC's GRAW2 " but it doesn't specify full game or something

Why, because they didn't spell it out? ;)
Yes, they're full games.

SDRebel 02-26-2013 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dnyPlaya (Post 57837750)
Why, because they didn't spell it out? ;)
Yes, they're full games.

just wanted to make sure., i wouldnt' want some DLC :D :P

Roland Deschain 02-26-2013 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 57837346)
Hmmm, since Halo Reach is down to $10...I'd expect the same for Portal 2.

Thanks. Yeah that's what I'm hoping for. May need to add this to my backlog.

MMitchell29 02-26-2013 10:22 AM

Sorry but i'm a mom (newbie) here but I just wanted to know because i'm kinda confused but these games are only purchased with microsoft points?

Curtieson 02-26-2013 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MMitchell29 (Post 57839824)
Sorry but i'm a mom (newbie) here but I just wanted to know because i'm kinda confused but these games are only purchased with microsoft points?

You can also purchase them with a credit card, that is why they are listing the prices in $'s.

However...I would stick to MS points... Since you are a mom, that means the account is going to most likely be used by a kid. If you tie your CC to the account and then the kid goes on a buying spree or gives the info out, you are SOL.

Go just buy an MS point card at the gas station or Giant Eagle and save yourself the possible headache.

help1 02-26-2013 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MMitchell29 (Post 57839824)
Sorry but i'm a mom (newbie) here but I just wanted to know because i'm kinda confused but these games are only purchased with microsoft points?

You can buy them with credit card, or if your son/daughter has Microsoft Points on his account, he can select to pay with microsoft points.

If you are looking to shave a little extra off the deal, you can buy discounted microsoft points here:

http://www.crazygametime.com/item...2400-4000/

MMitchell29 02-26-2013 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 57840056)
You can also purchase them with a credit card, that is why they are listing the prices in $'s.

However...I would stick to MS points... Since you are a mom, that means the account is going to most likely be used by a kid. If you tie your CC to the account and then the kid goes on a buying spree or gives the info out, you are SOL.

Go just buy an MS point card at the gas station or Giant Eagle and save yourself the possible headache.

Thank you very much this makes plenty sense. Reps to you

MMitchell29 02-26-2013 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 57840056)
You can also purchase them with a credit card, that is why they are listing the prices in $'s.

However...I would stick to MS points... Since you are a mom, that means the account is going to most likely be used by a kid. If you tie your CC to the account and then the kid goes on a buying spree or gives the info out, you are SOL.

Go just buy an MS point card at the gas station or Giant Eagle and save yourself the possible headache.

Quote:

Originally Posted by help1 (Post 57840970)
You can buy them with credit card, or if your son/daughter has Microsoft Points on his account, he can select to pay with microsoft points.

If you are looking to shave a little extra off the deal, you can buy discounted microsoft points here:

http://www.crazygametime.com/item...2400-4000/

Thank you as well and thanks for the website. Would I be able to but them in Walmart too

Curtieson 02-26-2013 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MMitchell29 (Post 57842212)
Thank you as well and thanks for the website. Would I be able to but them in Walmart too

Was that part a question or a statement? I'll answer you anyway...Yes, you can buy them at Walmart. Just make sure you get the one that will say 1600 pts (for $20) and not the one that says something about 3 Months (for $25) as the LIVE time and points are two different balances.

ryanmc1 02-26-2013 12:37 PM

I am curious what you all think will happen to these GOD games after the new Xbox comes out? Will Microsoft continue to support the older games, or will they all go offline in favor of the games that work for the new Xbox? I would hate to spend money on games that will be gone in less than 10 months (assuming the new Xbox comes out for Christmas).

djblewis 02-26-2013 01:23 PM

El Shaddai for $2.99 is the deal of the CENTURY. One of this gen's best games!

mirai 02-26-2013 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryanmc1 (Post 57843388)
I am curious what you all think will happen to these GOD games after the new Xbox comes out? Will Microsoft continue to support the older games, or will they all go offline in favor of the games that work for the new Xbox? I would hate to spend money on games that will be gone in less than 10 months (assuming the new Xbox comes out for Christmas).

Microsoft does have a track record to support old games. They went out the way to write an Xbox emulator to enable Xbox 360 to run Xbox games so I'm not too worried about that.

SlickDealio 02-26-2013 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dnyPlaya (Post 57836206)
Incorrect prices. $2.99 coming up 480msp and $4.99 coming up 440msp. Just wait they should be fixed soon.

I even had to come online to see what was on page 1 of the deals (Halo)

Points prices have been fixed now.

Castaa 02-26-2013 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlickDealio (Post 57845840)
Points prices have been fixed now.

Excellent. :nod:

Abbas82 02-26-2013 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheChosenCheif (Post 57835402)
Bioshock is an amazing game. Went ahead and bought it for $5. Can't get it that cheap on Amazon

I'd recommend BioShock Ultimate if you dont have 1 + 2 already...it includes all the DLCs. I got it from BB a week or so ago for $15

Abbas82 02-26-2013 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djblewis (Post 57844566)
El Shaddai for $2.99 is the deal of the CENTURY. One of this gen's best games!

you must be a really big fan :) cause its not the deal of the century...its like $10 on amazon

ThaiBruin 02-26-2013 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlickDealio (Post 57845840)
Points prices have been fixed now.

I'm still seeing the incorrect point prices on the web. Is it fixed only on through the console?

mo.karney 02-26-2013 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Castaa (Post 57835586)
I believe these prices for these games are good for only 24 hours.

I want to get GRID and Dirt 2 but will I ever get around to playing them. I'm kind of thinking, no.

They are on sale until march 4th. I am contemplating GRID since I had the disc but sold it. I bought Burnout Paradise a few years ago for $20 and love it but never had time to even play halfway through it. The single reason I would buy GRID is for the demolition derby! :D

okinawanmatt 02-26-2013 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dnyPlaya (Post 57836206)
Incorrect prices. $2.99 coming up 480msp and $4.99 coming up 440msp. Just wait they should be fixed soon.

I even had to come online to see what was on page 1 of the deals (Halo)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Castaa (Post 57846114)
Excellent. :nod:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThaiBruin (Post 57846224)
I'm still seeing the incorrect point prices on the web. Is it fixed only on through the console?


Prices are still incorrect on Xbox.com if you attempt to pay through MS Points. Paying with a credit card will show the correct sale price. Error has not been fixed as of 6PM EST.

ThaiBruin 02-26-2013 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okinawanmatt (Post 57846638)
Prices are still incorrect on Xbox.com if you attempt to pay through MS Points. Paying with a credit card will show the correct sale price. Error has not been fixed as of 6PM EST.

I just logged into the console. MS Point prices are still incorrect there.

pappukhatri 02-26-2013 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okinawanmatt (Post 57846638)
Prices are still incorrect on Xbox.com if you attempt to pay through MS Points. Paying with a credit card will show the correct sale price. Error has not been fixed as of 6PM EST.

Well it shows correct prices (in MS points) for me on xbox.com

okinawanmatt 02-26-2013 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pappukhatri (Post 57846932)
Well it shows correct prices (in MS points) for me on xbox.com


Certain games, such as El Shaddi, have not updated with the correct pricing. Choosing to purchase with Microsoft Points and following the checkout process will change the price to 480 MS Points, an incorrect price for the item that is on sale for $2.99.

pappukhatri 02-26-2013 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okinawanmatt (Post 57847080)
Certain games, such as El Shaddi, have not updated with the correct pricing. Choosing to purchase with Microsoft Points and following the checkout process will change the price to 480 MS Points, an incorrect price for the item that is on sale for $2.99.

el shaddai is 240 ms points for me.

okinawanmatt 02-26-2013 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pappukhatri (Post 57847130)
el shaddai is 240 ms points for me.


Yes, price fixes are rolling out by region right now. My region just updated to 240MS points as of 6:45PM EST.

hectorarizpe 02-26-2013 04:04 PM

Awesome deals for anyone who wants digital content! Can't wait for all these days, hoping to get some more to keep me busy for while!

- sent by iPhone App Deals & Steals 3.5.8 -

HeadlessCloneOfAgnew 02-26-2013 04:17 PM

got dirt 2 and el shaddai so far... waiting on them to fix GRID then i'll get that too! might even get halo 3 since i've never played it... going for $20 still on amazon... hmm

PathMaster 02-26-2013 05:36 PM

In for El Shaddai, Rainbow Six Vegas, and Halo Reach. Tempted by Halo Wars, but I think I will survive without it.

wjb3000 02-26-2013 06:27 PM

El Shaddai, Halo Reach, Dirt 2, Tomb Raider Legend. All for about $23, pretty slick.

gh188 02-26-2013 06:40 PM

In for El Shaddai. Best price yet.

MFlash321 02-26-2013 07:19 PM

Do people still play Rainbow Six Vegas? Would jump on it for $4.99 if people are still on it.

xBabax 02-26-2013 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MFlash321 (Post 57851714)
Do people still play Rainbow Six Vegas? Would jump on it for $4.99 if people are still on it.

I don't have it so idk but since the game is super old I doubt it besides the people getting on if they bought it from this sale. Many games that aren't from major series' have communities that die after sequels or a few years, or less

mirai 02-26-2013 07:27 PM

Someone spoiled the (depressing) ending of Halo Reach for me so I'll skip it and get Halo 3 and Halo Wars.

MFlash321 02-26-2013 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xBabax (Post 57851852)
I don't have it so idk but since the game is super old I doubt it besides the people getting on if they bought it from this sale. Many games that aren't from major series' have communities that die after sequels or a few years, or less

Man, those were the days. It was a very fun game.

Debating on Dirt 2 or Grid--I've played both, but a while ago.

I'm leaning towards Grid--what do you guys think I should go with?

nukem 02-26-2013 08:40 PM

Day 2Standard PriceDiscount Price%Off
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood$19.99$9.9950%
Assassin’s Creed Revelations$29.99$14.9950%
Assassin’s Creed$19.99$9.9950%
Assassin’s Creed II$19.99$9.9950%

anthoney 02-26-2013 09:42 PM

Xbox 360 On demand game sale
 
This is an on demand game sale for Xbox 360
Games included are:

$2.99
El Shaddai
Rayman RR
Might and Magic Elements

$4.99
Call of Juarez
Tom Clancy's HAWX
Tom Clancy's GRAW
Tom Clancy's Rainbox Six Vegas
Tom Clancy's GRAW 2
Dirt 2
Grid
Virtua Fighter 5
BioShock
Tomb Raider: Legend
The Darkness
Kate & Lynch: DM

$9.99
Halo 3
Halo Reach
Halo Wars

$39.99
Halo 4

mirai 02-26-2013 09:51 PM

bought Halo 3 and Halo Wars. Decided to skip Bioshock and wait to get the BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edition pack for $15. i already own both Bioshocks on PC (bought from Amazon) so i can wait :D

okinawanmatt 02-26-2013 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mirai (Post 57851866)
Someone spoiled the (depressing) ending of Halo Reach for me so I'll skip it and get Halo 3 and Halo Wars.


Ey, yo! Bruce Willis is a ghost the whole time.

mirai 02-26-2013 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okinawanmatt (Post 57854400)
Ey, yo! Bruce Willis is a ghost the whole time.

nice try but i watched that movie a long time ago:O

and before you say it, yes Cortana is dead. i knew that:wave:

AnimeJunkie 02-27-2013 04:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mirai (Post 57851866)
Someone spoiled the (depressing) ending of Halo Reach for me so I'll skip it and get Halo 3 and Halo Wars.

if you played any of the halo games or knew anything about halo, then you would know the plot of the reach and would know what would happen
Quote:

Originally Posted by mirai (Post 57854466)
nice try but i watched that movie a long time ago:O

and before you say it, yes Cortana is dead. i knew that:wave:

cortana never died

scrapplejoe 02-27-2013 04:36 AM

Wonder if all these games will transfer over to the Xbox 540

microsoft did use a amd chipset on the 360 right?

Boss 02-27-2013 06:05 AM

El Shaddai - Rayman Raving Rabbids - Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements - Xbox 360 - $2.99 (240 pts) - Xbox Live Marketplace
 
Who doesnt like $2.99 Games? You dont need to have points you can use Paypal.

El Shaddai:
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US...?cid=SLink
Achievement 1000/1000 Guide: http://www.xbox360achievements.or...ievements/

Rayman Raving Rabbids
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US...?cid=SLink
Achievement 1000/1000 Guide: http://www.xbox360achievements.or...ievements/

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US...?cid=SLink
Achievement 1000/1000 Guide: http://www.xbox360achievements.or...ievements/

AnimeJunkie 02-27-2013 06:12 AM

repost kinda late on this

Boss 02-27-2013 06:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnimeJunkie (Post 57857450)
repost kinda late on this

Sorry, I dont see these 3 posted in a dedicated thread -- only the large Xbox Live sale thread.

Breaking it out to build awareness as it can get lost in the other Sale items being sold.

AnimeJunkie 02-27-2013 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boss (Post 57857614)
Sorry, I dont see these 3 posted in a dedicated thread -- only the large Xbox Live sale thread.

Breaking it out to build awareness as it can get lost in the other Sale items being sold.

The xbox thread encompasses everything because thats what the sale is. No reason to break it down or we will have a million threads over the same thing! :bounce:

Votey 02-27-2013 06:34 AM

Repost

Curtieson 02-27-2013 06:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nukem (Post 57853100)
Day 2Standard PriceDiscount Price%Off
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood$19.99$9.9950%
Assassin’s Creed Revelations$29.99$14.9950%
Assassin’s Creed$19.99$9.9950%
Assassin’s Creed II$19.99$9.9950%

Thanks for the update. Just wanted to also point out...two of those games were NOT listed on the initial list that was posted (only 1 and 2 were mentioned). So, looks like there might be a couple games added here and there.

BigLan 02-27-2013 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 57857986)
Thanks for the update. Just wanted to also point out...two of those games were NOT listed on the initial list that was posted (only 1 and 2 were mentioned). So, looks like there might be a couple games added here and there.

They were all on the original list [majornelson.com], just not under 'Assasin's Creed.' They were listed as

Brotherhood (Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood)
Revelations (Assassin’s Creed Revelations)

The original post by majornelson did indicate that there would be other games that weren't in the list though.

Curtieson 02-27-2013 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigLan (Post 57858464)
They were all on the original list [majornelson.com], just not under 'Assasin's Creed.' They were listed as

Brotherhood (Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood)
Revelations (Assassin’s Creed Revelations)

Seriously Xbox...who does that??? *shakes fist* Similar to saying obviously "Ops 2" is talking about "Call of Duty, Black Ops II" and not any of the other 20 games with Ops in the title :lol:

mirai 02-27-2013 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 57859266)
Seriously Xbox...who does that??? *shakes fist* Similar to saying obviously "Ops 2" is talking about "Call of Duty, Black Ops II" and not any of the other 20 games with Ops in the title :lol:

Bro
Rev

Benzkid89 02-27-2013 09:19 AM

Grid and Dirt 2 are must buys in my book. Hopefully I have enough points left over to pick up Orange Box since that is 3 games or so all in one. My backlog grows and grows....... Can't wait for Spring Break.

HEATBaller 02-27-2013 09:35 AM

Darn Slickdeal Affect

Most Out of Stock Already.

Curtieson 02-27-2013 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HEATBaller (Post 57862222)
Darn Slickdeal Affect

Most Out of Stock Already.

:lol: I laughed.

But you forgot the *shakes fist*

SegaAges 02-27-2013 02:52 PM

10 pages in and nobody has noticed Resident Evil 4 is on that list.

You should remove that since that game never came out for 360

tmly 02-27-2013 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SegaAges (Post 57870484)
10 pages in and nobody has noticed Resident Evil 4 is on that list.

You should remove that since that game never came out for 360

That's the only game I'm getting from this list and it's available on Xbox live.

mirai 02-27-2013 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SegaAges (Post 57870484)
10 pages in and nobody has noticed Resident Evil 4 is on that list.

You should remove that since that game never came out for 360

most people can't think outside of the box

wjb3000 02-27-2013 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SegaAges (Post 57870484)
10 pages in and nobody has noticed Resident Evil 4 is on that list.

You should remove that since that game never came out for 360

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US...024343081c

SnoT 02-27-2013 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wjb3000 (Post 57873496)

Heh :lmao:

juryrigger 02-27-2013 07:37 PM

Code Veronica is $5! Score!

Thursday, February 28 only - Resident Evil Day

Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD ~ On sale for $4.99/400 MSP ~ 75% off

Resident Evil 4 HD ~ On sale for $9.99/800 MSP ~ 50% off

Resident Evil 5 ~ On sale for $9.99/800 MSP ~ 50% off

Resident Evil 6 ~ On sale for $??.??/???? MSP

Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City ~ On sale for $??.??/???? MSP

SOGGYSTOCKINGS 02-27-2013 07:52 PM

Clearing house for the next xbox? Looks like some great deals but what "if" what you read is true about the next xbox being not backward compatible?

http://www.dvice.com/2013-2-6/nex...used-games


The next xbox should be out by november if not sooner.....

Repped anyway,,

dnyPlaya 02-27-2013 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by juryrigger (Post 57875656)
Code Veronica is $5! Score!

Thursday, February 28 only - Resident Evil Day

Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD ~ On sale for $4.99/400 MSP ~ 75% off

Resident Evil 4 HD ~ On sale for $9.99/800 MSP ~ 50% off

Resident Evil 5 ~ On sale for $9.99/800 MSP ~ 50% off

Resident Evil 6 ~ On sale for $??.??/???? MSP

Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City ~ On sale for $??.??/???? MSP

Where did you get this info?

nukem 02-27-2013 09:51 PM

Day 3 2/28/13Standard PriceSale PriceDiscount%
Resident Evil Code Veronica$19.99$4.9975%
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City$39.99$20.0050%
Resident Evil 4$19.99$9.9950%
Resident Evil 5$19.99$9.9950%
Resident Evil 6$39.99$19.9950%

Quote:

Originally Posted by dnyPlaya (Post 57876694)
Where did you get this info?

http://majornelson.com
http://majornelson.com/category/deal/
http://majornelson.com/2013/02/27...ale-day-3/

sjsfan 02-27-2013 11:42 PM

XBOX Special Sales and Offers: Games On Sale From $2.99, Recently Reduced and More @ XBOX.COM + Play Web Games FREE!
 
6 Attachment(s)
Sales and Special Offers [xbox.com]

Deal of the Week [xbox.com]

Games on Demand Ultimate Games Sale [xbox.com] <------ Prices are good here :)

Great Deals With the Sales & Specials+ App [xbox.com]

Recently Reduced [xbox.com]

Everyday Values [xbox.com]

Play Web Games FREE! [xbox.com]

okinawanmatt 02-28-2013 12:09 AM

Whoa.

bigb3n21 02-28-2013 12:20 AM

Why are some games marked with $ values and others with MS points? So for instance Bioshock is $4.99, I can't use MS points I already have? I have to buy that separately?

Edit:
Nvm, figured it out!

dnyPlaya 02-28-2013 12:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nukem (Post 57877632)
Day 3 2/28/13Standard PriceSale PriceDiscount%
Resident Evil Code Veronica$19.99$4.9975%
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City$39.99$20.0050%
Resident Evil 4$19.99$9.9950%
Resident Evil 5$19.99$9.9950%
Resident Evil 6$39.99$19.9950%



http://majornelson.com
http://majornelson.com/category/deal/
http://majornelson.com/2013/02/27...ale-day-3/

I know, but it was at 10:37pm. Didn't show up for me until midnight

maestro_bungle 02-28-2013 01:03 AM

Repost? Nice links, but details would be nice. Those of us in the know just monitor xbldb [xbldb.com] for price drops.

dawpa2000 02-28-2013 01:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigb3n21 (Post 57879052)
Why are some games marked with $ values and others with MS points? So for instance Bioshock is $4.99, I can't use MS points I already have? I have to buy that separately?

Edit:
Nvm, figured it out!

When you click purchase, you can change to Microsoft Points.

maestro_bungle 02-28-2013 01:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okinawanmatt (Post 57854400)
Ey, yo! Bruce is a ghost the whole time.

lYou find out that the dude in that hair piece the whole time? lThat’s Bruce Willis…the whole movie.


So....Code Veronica, eh? Never really heard much about that one. I'm trying to decide between the highly praised single player in 4, or the solid co-op but overall "meh" of 5. Anyone care to chime in? I haven't played a RE since they first came out and I hated the aiming and inventory, but I think that all got sorted out when they re-released on gamecube...

movingincircles 02-28-2013 01:33 AM

call of duty 2 = 75% off

the rest: 2% off.

EK100 02-28-2013 03:46 AM

repost

http://slickdeals.net/f/5870913-XBOX-Live-Ultimate-Game-Sale-Many-Games-up-to-75-Off-2-26-13-through-3-4-13
where specific daily sales ware tracked

VGx 02-28-2013 04:52 AM

RE4 is a pretty solid game and I haven't played it since it was originally released on the GC, so I'm in for that. Most reviews say the game is still just as fun to play, but the "HD" isn't what you expect... kinda shoddy upscaling of the old graphics.

STICKYBUMPS 02-28-2013 04:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SOGGYSTOCKINGS (Post 57875894)
Clearing house for the next xbox? Looks like some great deals but what "if" what you read is true about the next xbox being not backward compatible?

http://www.dvice.com/2013-2-6/nex...used-games


The next xbox should be out by november if not sooner.....

Repped anyway,,

Then you keep your xbox, plain and simple.

Curtieson 02-28-2013 05:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SOGGYSTOCKINGS (Post 57875894)
Clearing house for the next xbox? Looks like some great deals but what "if" what you read is true about the next xbox being not backward compatible?

http://www.dvice.com/2013-2-6/nex...used-games


The next xbox should be out by november if not sooner.....

Repped anyway,,


HAHA, you do realize these are all DIGITAL games. No discs involved...?

So if anything, they are giving you a DIGITAL library that will easily transfer.

HEATBaller 02-28-2013 05:48 AM

Picking up Metal Gear Solid HD looks pretty good.

EK100 02-28-2013 05:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STICKYBUMPS (Post 57880556)
Then you keep your xbox, plain and simple.

Although there is truth in this. At some point they will turn off Xbox Live for Xbox 360 based on what they did with Live for Original Xbox.

http://majornelson.com/2010/02/05...and-games/

Whether that will apply to game downloads, idk. I would err on the side of caution and ask yourself if 5 years maybe less, maybe more is ok.

Baguda 02-28-2013 05:54 AM

I already have RE 4 and Code Veronica for the PS2 (never got around to playing them), and I have a PS3 fat with backwards compatibility. Given that is there any reason I'd want to spend 800/400 points to get the Xbox 360 upscaled versions? The reviews I read made it sound like the answer is no. I guess Code Veronica has a few extra scenes or something.

Even if I bought them again, chances are small of me getting around to playing them any time soon with a triple digit backlog of games and little time. I prefer to get stuff I don't already have in any format.

EK100 02-28-2013 05:56 AM

Just not necessarily super interested. More for the nephew when he is over. Should I get GRAW 1 or GRAW 2?

wjb3000 02-28-2013 06:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maestro_bungle (Post 57879378)
lYou find out that the dude in that hair piece the whole time? lThat’s Bruce Willis…the whole movie.


So....Code Veronica, eh? Never really heard much about that one. I'm trying to decide between the highly praised single player in 4, or the solid co-op but overall "meh" of 5. Anyone care to chime in? I haven't played a RE since they first came out and I hated the aiming and inventory, but I think that all got sorted out when they re-released on gamecube...

I had Code Veronica for Dreamcast, and it was very good. Keep in mind though, the controls are more like the tank controls/view of the first three games, rather than the 3rd person sholder view and more fluid controls of 4/5/6.

If you can deal with that, it's definitely worth a buy. I'll probably pick it up to replay.

wjb3000 02-28-2013 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 57880896)
HAHA, you do realize these are all DIGITAL games. No discs involved...?

So if anything, they are giving you a DIGITAL library that will easily transfer.

This isn't a totally accurate statement if Microsoft goes the same route as Sony. For PS4, Sony is using a completely different architecture and chipset than in PS3, and have already gone on record saying that PS4 will not be backwards compatible for either disc based or digital. To even make games BC, they would have to do on board emulation, which they have so far shown no interest in doing.

That said, I wouldn't buy these games assuming that they will be playable on 720 (although there is certainly still a chance that they will be).

SlickDealio 02-28-2013 06:58 AM

Dirt 2 is only $2.99 or 200 Microsoft Points on the Canadian Xbox Live Marketplace.

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-CA...02434d0819

You can use Microsoft Points from Bing Rewards to buy it.

MFlash321 02-28-2013 07:14 AM

Sheesh, Dirt 2 for $2.99--that's a bargain!

Curtieson 02-28-2013 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlickDealio (Post 57882850)
Dirt 2 is only $2.99 or 200 Microsoft Points on the Canadian Xbox Live Marketplace.

Are you sure it isn't 250 pts? Maybe 200 pts = $3 Canadian or something...

As soon as I click in to purchase it, it takes me to the USA order confirm site...dang :(

To do that with a different game that was incorrectly free in Singapore...I had to go and create a new Gamertag that was based in Singapore. Not worth going through all that to save 200 pts.

SlickDealio 02-28-2013 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 57883496)
Are you sure it isn't 250 pts? Maybe 200 pts = $3 Canadian or something...

As soon as I click in to purchase it, it takes me to the USA order confirm site...dang :(

To do that with a different game that was incorrectly free in Singapore...I had to go and create a new Gamertag that was based in Singapore. Not worth going through all that to save 200 pts.

You have to have a Canadian account. It's free to create one. You can use the Microsoft Points from Bing Rewards. They work in all countries. Download it using your Canadian account. Sign into your US account and play. :)

It is 200 Microsoft Points. I just checked it. The $4.99 games are 360 Microsoft Points.

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-CA...-0226-0305

*I'm not sure if these games are region locked though. I haven't tested it.

xplicitone 02-28-2013 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 57880896)
HAHA, you do realize these are all DIGITAL games. No discs involved...?

So if anything, they are giving you a DIGITAL library that will easily transfer.

:lmao:

Software (games) is written for a specific piece of computer architecture (hardware). It usually takes some different code to make it work on different systems. Just like the PS3s these days aren't BC.

Curtieson 02-28-2013 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wjb3000 (Post 57882662)
This isn't a totally accurate statement if Microsoft goes the same route as Sony.

It also isn't a true statement if Microsoft starts to sell puppies instead of gaming consoles. (Since we are purely speculating).

Quote:

Originally Posted by xplicitone (Post 57884732)
Software (games) is written for a specific piece of computer architecture (hardware). It usually takes some different code to make it work on different systems. Just like the PS3s these days aren't BC.

THE CLOUD! Guys...LOOK AT THE CLOUD!

Shoot...look at today's sale. RE4. Already stated that it wasn't written for the Xbox 360, yet *gasp* it still works somehow! ;) Meaning...You can REwrite code?

Again...purely speculating...I envision MS giving us access to our XBLA games on the 720 if you are GOLD members. That's my prediction.

But I 100% agree that you shouldn't buy these with the thought to play them on the 720. I ALMOST bought Halo Reach for that reason...to get digital access for it later when my disc stops working...but I talked myself out of it.

wjb3000 02-28-2013 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 57884894)
It also isn't a true statement if Microsoft starts to sell puppies instead of gaming consoles. (Since we are purely speculating).



THE CLOUD! Guys...LOOK AT THE CLOUD!

Shoot...look at today's sale. RE4. Already stated that it wasn't written for the Xbox 360, yet *gasp* it still works somehow! ;) Meaning...You can REwrite code?

Again...purely speculating...I envision MS giving us access to our XBLA games on the 720 if you are GOLD members. That's my prediction.

But I 100% agree that you shouldn't buy these with the thought to play them on the 720. I ALMOST bought Halo Reach for that reason...to get digital access for it later when my disc stops working...but I talked myself out of it.

Yeah, I get your point, but for MS to give gold members the ability to play all current XBLA games on the next console, the architecture would need to be compatible, of there would need to be a MS mandate that every publisher recodes their games to play on the new architecture as necessary.

I actually think that MS will have BC, so in that sense I agree with you. 360 was built somewhat similarly to the way a PC would be, and I'm sure the next one will be similar.

Haha, puppies? GTFO :)

bigb3n21 02-28-2013 11:03 AM

Picked up Bioshock, pretty good deal from all the reviews ppl here give it. Already have 2 thanks to ps+ and had some points I was never gonna use anyway. So got a great series of games for next to nothing, can't beat that!

Now I Have 640 points left, thinking I should get El Shaddai and Darkness. Any thoughts?

HeadlessCloneOfAgnew 02-28-2013 11:15 AM

Is the GOW3 season pass worth is at 1200 ms points? I'm probably not going to play the multiplayer much, but figured it's on sale so why not...

xplicitone 02-28-2013 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 57884894)
It also isn't a true statement if Microsoft starts to sell puppies instead of gaming consoles. (Since we are purely speculating).



THE CLOUD! Guys...LOOK AT THE CLOUD!

Shoot...look at today's sale. RE4. Already stated that it wasn't written for the Xbox 360, yet *gasp* it still works somehow! ;) Meaning...You can REwrite code?

Again...purely speculating...I envision MS giving us access to our XBLA games on the 720 if you are GOLD members. That's my prediction.

But I 100% agree that you shouldn't buy these with the thought to play them on the 720. I ALMOST bought Halo Reach for that reason...to get digital access for it later when my disc stops working...but I talked myself out of it.

Yea you can always stream games like the PS4 will, but the question will be how well can you stream these games? We would all need Google Fiber to have high quality streaming of 360 games. That seems fairly fragile, but it will be better than nothing.

Curtieson 02-28-2013 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xplicitone (Post 57890388)
Yea you can always stream games like the PS4 will, but the question will be how well can you stream these games? We would all need Google Fiber to have high quality streaming of 360 games. That seems fairly fragile, but it will be better than nothing.

I wish I knew how well Halo 2 worked on the 360 (how well it works, I guess)...you can buy that Games on Demand style, pretty sure... Granted the servers are closed but that doesn't stop you from single player.

Onlive does this, doesn't need more than a 3 Mb connection I think. You would just need the super fast lines to get better pictures...but that wouldn't be your main priority if you were playing 5-6 year old games on a new elite console! :lol:

MPoWeRM3 02-28-2013 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EK100 (Post 57881342)
Although there is truth in this. At some point they will turn off Xbox Live for Xbox 360 based on what they did with Live for Original Xbox.

http://majornelson.com/2010/02/05...and-games/

Whether that will apply to game downloads, idk. I would err on the side of caution and ask yourself if 5 years maybe less, maybe more is ok.


That is a very legitimate concern. However, I believe times have changed. There are way more digital contents and user install base on the 360 than the original Xbox. Shutting down the entire 360 online user base will have severe negative impact on MS. Yes, they will have to do it at some point when they notice the 360 online activities are flat but that won't come anytime soon, at least 5-10 years.

VGx 02-28-2013 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Samlt2k1 (Post 57890216)
Is the GOW3 season pass worth is at 1200 ms points? I'm probably not going to play the multiplayer much, but figured it's on sale so why not...

Probably not if you really aren't going to play MP. There is the Raam's Shadow DLC which gives you an added single player/co-op campaign, but I believe everything else is MP maps/skins/modes (Guardian!)... so if you really want more regular game content, just grab that DLC and ignore the rest of them.

That being said, if you don't get the season pass and try to play online, you will have a much smaller playlist to choose from and player hosted servers only.

EK100 02-28-2013 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by MPoWeRM3 (Post 57891544)
That is a very legitimate concern. However, I believe times have changed. There are way more digital contents and user install base on the 360 than the original Xbox. Shutting down the entire 360 online user base will have severe negative impact on MS. Yes, they will have to do it at some point when they notice the 360 online activities are flat but that won't come anytime soon, at least 5-10 years.

Things go flat when MS doesn't make money off it anylonger. Once the new console debuts, game sales for Xbox 360 are going to go steadily downhill. Once they are low enough, there is no longer any interest form MS in supporting the Xbox 360 despite how active it may remain with past games. And the size of the Xbox 360 online endevour only makes maintaining it more costly.

And they have a conflict of interest in letting the Xbox 360 die in order to move you over to the Next Gen Xbox sooner where they can make more money again.

EK100 02-28-2013 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 57890610)
I wish I knew how well Halo 2 worked on the 360 (how well it works, I guess)...you can buy that Games on Demand style, pretty sure... Granted the servers are closed but that doesn't stop you from single player.

Onlive does this, doesn't need more than a 3 Mb connection I think. You would just need the super fast lines to get better pictures...but that wouldn't be your main priority if you were playing 5-6 year old games on a new elite console! :lol:

I played Halo 1 on Xbox 360 (not the anniversary edition) so I imagine Halo 2 is fine.

And just to add information to the discussion, I've purchased 3 Xbox Original games. Two of them were supported on the Xbox 360 but I needed an internet connection and a hard drive. Which tells me the Xbox originals are not supported out of the box on Xbox 360 and you had to download some kind of recompilation to make it run. And if there wasn't support around for it, it didn't happen.

dnyPlaya 02-28-2013 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Baguda (Post 57881390)
I already have RE 4 and Code Veronica for the PS2 (never got around to playing them), and I have a PS3 fat with backwards compatibility. Given that is there any reason I'd want to spend 800/400 points to get the Xbox 360 upscaled versions? The reviews I read made it sound like the answer is no. I guess Code Veronica has a few extra scenes or something.

Even if I bought them again, chances are small of me getting around to playing them any time soon with a triple digit backlog of games and little time. I prefer to get stuff I don't already have in any format.

Triple digit backlog? How many does it take until you realize, you're not buying games to play them. You're buying them just because...

nukem 02-28-2013 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by EK100 (Post 57897630)
Things go flat when MS doesn't make money off it anylonger. Once the new console debuts, game sales for Xbox 360 are going to go steadily downhill. Once they are low enough, there is no longer any interest form MS in supporting the Xbox 360 despite how active it may remain with past games. And the size of the Xbox 360 online endevour only makes maintaining it more costly.

And they have a conflict of interest in letting the Xbox 360 die in order to move you over to the Next Gen Xbox sooner where they can make more money again.

Xbox live shutdown for 1st gen in 2010, 4 years after the Xbox 360 was introduced and after running for 9 years supporting that box. The 360 has been around about 6 years so I bet they keep supporting it for at least a couple years, but I wouldn't hold my breath for anything past 2016.

b534202 02-28-2013 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by dnyPlaya (Post 57898312)
Triple digit backlog? How many does it take until you realize, you're not buying games to play them. You're buying them just because...

there's an achievement for buying games on XBL that you don't even bother to play?

danforth 02-28-2013 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by STICKYBUMPS (Post 57880556)
Then you keep your xbox, plain and simple.

This is some folks' solution for the PS4 as well. I imagine not many people have room in their entertainment centers to keep both old and new consoles. I know I don't. If the suggestion is to store the old consoles, only bringing them out when need be, it will be a hassle to those who will still regularly play those older consoles. While this seems to be the only solution, it isn't exactly appeasing to many of us.

mirai 02-28-2013 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by nukem (Post 57899138)
Xbox live shutdown for 1st gen in 2010, 4 years after the Xbox 360 was introduced and after running for 9 years supporting that box. The 360 has been around about 6 years so I bet they keep supporting it for at least a couple years, but I wouldn't hold my breath for anything past 2016.

so we all need to clear our massive backlogs in 4 years or so, between life and stuff. Ambitious project. I probably couldn't do that even if I quitted working.

nukem 02-28-2013 08:29 PM

Day 4 2/29/13Standard PriceSale PriceDiscount%
Call of Duty: World at War$19.99$9.9950%
Call of Duty: Black Ops$49.99$19.9960%
Call of Duty: Black Ops II $59.99$49.9917%
Call of Duty 2$19.99$9.9950%
Call of Duty 3$19.99$9.9950%
Modern Warfare$19.99$9.9950%
Modern Warfare 2$29.99$9.9967%
Modern Warfare 3$59.99$29.9950%

MFlash321 02-28-2013 08:32 PM

Give us left for dead 2 already!

dnyPlaya 02-28-2013 08:41 PM

I'm waiting on Fallout 3 and Borderlands 1. Today's sale is the worst so far(Call of Duty), in my opinion

futurethat88 02-28-2013 08:55 PM

Joy. Apparently my XBOX Live account was linked to an old phone number. Takes a month to update. Wont be getting in on any of these, would not have minded RE:CV, 4 and 5...

Jiggymike 02-28-2013 09:17 PM

Anyone have opinions of either of the GRAW games? Picked up RE4 since I've never played it on any system before but now waiting out the week to see if I want anything else...the Advanced Warfighter games seem intriguing, if a little old.

StriderH1ryu 02-28-2013 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by nukem (Post 57902056)
Day 4 2/29/13Standard PriceSale PriceDiscount%
Call of Duty: World at War$19.99$9.9950%
Call of Duty: Black Ops$49.99$19.9960%
Call of Duty: Black Ops II $59.99$49.9917%
Call of Duty 2$19.99$9.9950%
Call of Duty 3$19.99$9.9950%
Modern Warfare$19.99$9.9950%
Modern Warfare 2$29.99$9.9967%
Modern Warfare 3$59.99$29.9950%

not being a prick but you should edit it to 3/1 as Feb only goes to the 28th... did pick up RE4 as I haven't played it yet. heard mixed on RECVX so passing.


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