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Xbox One and Windows Countdown Sale Revealed, Discounts Until January 2nd 2020

  • Posted on 19 December 19 at 16:17Permalink
    There are actually a ton of wanted games on this sale list but the sales themselves aren’t that special. Maybe because it’s too close to Christmas but I think I’m going to hold on to my money.
  • SeitzzSeitzz764,188
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 16:20Permalink
    Cities Skyline Mayor Edition is a solid deal, as is We Happy Few Deluxe. But they'd just get put into a pile that I wouldn't get to for a while, so I'm just gonna hold off. Probably even pick them up later at a lower price.
  • x Mataeus xx Mataeus x982,357
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 16:40Permalink
    Echtzeit said:
    x Mataeus x said:
    Echtzeit said:
    Wow, those Hitman 2 add-ons are super confusing. I have the game on disc, what would I need to buy exactly to have everything that does not come with the disc?
    If you own Hitman 2 on Disc, you have the full H2 experience as a base game. This includes the (6?) locations from H2, from Hawks Bay onwards.

    You can play extra levels by:

    Buying Hitman 1 digitally, so you can play it as a stand alone game and be able to import the levels into H2 for free, or the "legacy" pack for H2, which just let's you play through every H1 level from the "platform" of the H2 menu. Either option includes achievements. (So if you buy the first game, you can get all the cheevs twice: Once by playing through H1, and again by importing and replaying H1 levels through H2).

    Finally there's the Expansion Pass, which is a still evolving DLC season pass, gradually adding in permanent new locations to H2, so as the Bank Heist and the Maldives.

    Achievement wise, the best option is to buy H1 digitally when on sale, so you can unlock every related cheev in it, then again after importing them for free into the second game.

    I know it's convoluted as shit, and it doesn't help how they were released (both games are technically episodic, but the second game was released as a whole product, even though each mission is actually DLC, just included with it. This is how we ended up with the ridiculous scenario of them releasing it piecemeal AFTER releasing the full game at once).

    I hope that helps somewhat.
    Thank you very much for this expansive answer. I already bought the full Hitman 1 experience (I don't remember exactly what it was, the GOTY? but I know that everything was included), so that I had everything from that game AND so I could get the legacy pack for Hitman 2.

    Now, if I buy the "Expansion Pass" for Hitman 2, I will get everything available now AND whatever still is to be released in the future, is that correct? Unless - of course - they decide to make a "second season" or something similar, you never know these days...
    Yep, that's right my friend 😎
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  • SchinderdivSchinderdiv468,228
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 16:40Permalink
    That's really frustrating that the sale on LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 just ended, and now the season pass only is on sale here.

    I held out on buying the base game of LMSH2 because I've generally picked up LEGO game + DLC bundles cheaper than buying them individually on holiday sales. Now I'm not going to buy the season pass only to hope the game will go back on sale for $5.99 again. What a poor way to run sales. I'd rather not have the game, haha.

    The Escapists 2 season pass and maybe Yooka-Laylee/Impossible Layer is the rest of what interests me here.

    Elite: Dangerous is a steal if you're thinking about trying it out, by the way. It's not a grind if you enjoy it wink
    If you have to ask, you're streets behind.
  • Posted on 19 December 19 at 16:59Permalink
    K1NG ARTHUR III said:
    Chad Wilburn said:
    Is Amnesia worth 8 bucks??
    I dont remember
    My personal COTY.

    Sale is underwhelming but as always the comments section delivers.
  • Posted on 19 December 19 at 17:02, Edited on 19 December 19 at 17:03 by FireDrake007Permalink
    In case anybody is interested majornelson also revealed the free games with Games with Gold in January:

    https://majornelson.com/2019/12/19/xbox-live-games-with-gold...

    XB1: Styx: Shards of Darkness and Telltale's Batman Complete
    360: Tekken 6 and Lego Star Wars II

    so don't buy this games if you have XBL. Pretty good month overall.
  • Timmy LoveTimmy Love150,333
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 17:42Permalink
    Was hoping to get some opinions about a few games:
    The Bradwell Conspiracy
    Trine: Ultimate Collection
    Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (enjoyed the first)

    Thanks in advance.
  • Blue DemonBlue Demon111,670
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 18:42Permalink
    Call of Duty BO3 + all the dlc finally on sale at a reasonable price!
  • Posted on 19 December 19 at 19:12Permalink
    Some good grabs here...wish the Jurassic World DLC and One Piece World Seeker DLC would have been on sale but nevertheless there’s a bunch of stuff I’m going to grab, may finally give Final Fantasy XV a shot lol
  • Posted on 19 December 19 at 19:13Permalink
    FireDrake007 said:
    In case anybody is interested majornelson also revealed the free games with Games with Gold in January:

    https://majornelson.com/2019/12/19/xbox-live-games-with-gold...

    XB1: Styx: Shards of Darkness and Telltale's Batman Complete
    360: Tekken 6 and Lego Star Wars II

    so don't buy this games if you have XBL. Pretty good month overall.
    Same with LEGO Star Wars II on 360, it’s there for like $4 but just wait till it’s free next month
  • thanatos8285thanatos8285307,810
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 19:14Permalink
    It's always seemed odd to me when games go on sale, a bundle for the same game with all the DLC also goes on sale, but the separate DLC doesn't go on sale.
  • Thanatos522Thanatos522131,615
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 19:18Permalink
    Does anyone have opinions on the Scribblenauts bundle?

    I was kicking myself for not buying it at this price on the Black Friday sale but there are even more options this time around.

    Also, is it worth getting the Elite Dangerous bundle? I don't know what the player base is like on XB in 2019 and I've read that it is sort of game that demands you play it all the time.
  • Blue PapyrusBlue Papyrus199,512
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 19:19, Edited on 19 December 19 at 19:20 by Blue PapyrusPermalink
    Is the 100% for Train Sim World 2020 doable? I don't mind time investments, but I would hate to screw myself out of a completion.

    Also GR Breakpoint Gold Edition at that price is basically giving it away. Not complaining though. So here I come Ubisoft. wave
  • psybOltOnpsybOltOn229,559
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 19:38Permalink
    thanatos8285 said:
    It's always seemed odd to me when games go on sale, a bundle for the same game with all the DLC also goes on sale, but the separate DLC doesn't go on sale.
    This. Multiple games on my wishlist triggered a sale message but if you have the base game, you are out of luck.
    Would it be hard to include DLC and season pass?

    On other note, what happened to Nier?
  • Paw McCatneyPaw McCatney514,503
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 20:25Permalink
    Glad I was patient with the Wolfenstein II Deluxe Bundle. Finally under $20! dance
    Hey, you! Pipe down!
  • LeXXuzLeXXuz609,818
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 20:57Permalink
    Prey + Prey DLC = 9,99
    Prey DLC = 7,99?

    What the? Weird pricing...
  • NaranekNaranek6,396
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 23:38Permalink
    WhySoSeri0usXxX said:
    Always the same games and prices...roll
    That's just not true. There are games on this list that weren't even released this time last year.
  • NaranekNaranek6,396
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 23:42, Edited on 19 December 19 at 23:44 by NaranekPermalink
    psybOltOn said:
    thanatos8285 said:
    It's always seemed odd to me when games go on sale, a bundle for the same game with all the DLC also goes on sale, but the separate DLC doesn't go on sale.
    This. Multiple games on my wishlist triggered a sale message but if you have the base game, you are out of luck.
    Would it be hard to include DLC and season pass?
    It's been this way since 2013. It's because most people pick up the $60 game second hand for $5 (or GP or GwG), then expect to be able to buy a new copy of the $30 DLC for $5. That's why the bundle is the best way to go, as you get the game and DLC for $30. You can then sell the game you paid $5 for.
  • psybOltOnpsybOltOn229,559
    Posted on 20 December 19 at 00:16Permalink
    Naranek said:
    psybOltOn said:
    thanatos8285 said:
    It's always seemed odd to me when games go on sale, a bundle for the same game with all the DLC also goes on sale, but the separate DLC doesn't go on sale.
    This. Multiple games on my wishlist triggered a sale message but if you have the base game, you are out of luck.
    Would it be hard to include DLC and season pass?
    It's been this way since 2013. It's because most people pick up the $60 game second hand for $5 (or GP or GwG), then expect to be able to buy a new copy of the $30 DLC for $5. That's why the bundle is the best way to go, as you get the game and DLC for $30. You can then sell the game you paid $5 for.
    In my case it is not an option, I bought once digital and already regretted it (Rise of the Tomb Raider 4k glitch)
    Also I'm sure there are a lot of people who bought/got the game on release and now only would buy the DLC. They practically punishing day 1 buys and suggesting waiting for the whole package.
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