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  • torrens7760torrens7760111,103
    Posted on 15 August 20 at 22:00
    brayarg said:
    torrens7760 said:
    How long does this last? I don't get paid for two weeks and I'm currently in my (very low) overdraft already.
    10 days left unfortunately, no reward points you could use?
    Damn, there were two games I definitely wanted! No reward points unfortunately, thanks for the info though. I can't really justify video games for the overdraft :/ Maybe next time!
    Cogito ergo sum.
  • PlumbZPlumbZ264,140
    Posted on 15 August 20 at 22:44
    torrens7760 said:
    PlumbZ said:
    torrens7760 said:
    How long does this last? I don't get paid for two weeks and I'm currently in my (very low) overdraft already.
    What are you after?
    I've been dying to get the Spyro Reignited Trilogy! I've got Year of the Dragon (and maybe Gateway to Glimmer as it was known in the UK) but I really wanna experience the new style, and I was never able to play the first game. And Saints Row IV Re-Elected, too. Hopefully the sale lasts long enough so I can grab em.
    I'll gift you Spyro if you want?
  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead562,349
    Posted on 15 August 20 at 22:50, Edited on 15 August 20 at 22:54 by HolyHalfDead
    NapalmNiko said:
    Is Dead Space 2 (DE) removed from the digital store ?
    Xbox One is region free, so you cannot buy region locked games from the digital store:
    DE Locked = https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/p/x/c2pb7stljgs0 (not available)
    Region Free = https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/x/c2pb7stljgs0

    However you can still get it from the Xbox 360 store (until Microsoft shut it down):
    DE Locked = http://marketplace.xbox.com/de-de/Product/66acd000-77fe-1000...
    Region Free = http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-us/Product/66acd000-77fe-1000...
    He's not a man. He's the holy Half-Dead who has seen the Underverse and returned with powers you can't imagine.
  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead562,349
    Posted on 15 August 20 at 22:58, Edited on 15 August 20 at 23:05 by HolyHalfDead
    nightw0lf said:
    HosseinGT said:
    SoulyDconte said:
    HosseinGT said:
    Why almost all of them are gold sale? I remember in last two years all of xbox big sales are for silver accounts too and gold accounts have a additional separate deals but now everything is for gold members. why?
    I waiting from starting summer until now for this summer sales to buy games with $10 - $15 prices and now I have to pay $9.99 just for gold so I can buy one of these?

    Maybe you guys thinking gold account is cheap enough for everyone to pay $9.99 every month but in some countries like my born place you have to pay more than 20x price of every single $1 and $9x20 is not cheap for me with my hard earned shitty local money.
    Also that's why I can't get most of online achievements except when microsoft have $1 offer for gold.
    Get 48 hours gold codes for 30 T
    I can't do that because 48h and 14 days Gold cards is for new accounts only.
    My account is not new and I used gold membership a few times before.
    Although I know I can create a new account and set it as my home account in Xbox One so I can play online in my main account with a 48H or 14 days Gold card but for buying games I don't think it's recognize my main account as a Gold member. my money is already in my main account and unfortunately Microsoft doesn't allow transfer money between accounts.
    Have you tried it? I use trial codes (two days, two weeks, etc.) on my alt account whenever I need to boost a 360-only game. The time expires, and when I need to do it again, I just use another code on the same account and it works. The ones I use are usually old cards that came with 360 games - I saved them over the years since I didn't have a use until more recently.

    Edit: I guess I've never tried it for buying things, so I can't speak to that. Sorry for not reading more thoroughly.
    Almost none of the sale items need XBL Gold. If you have XBL Gold you get an extra 10% off.

    For example:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/x/c2pb7stljgs0
    http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-us/Product/66acd000-77fe-1000...
    $6.99 (65% off) or $4.99 (75% off) if you have Gold

    You can use 48 hour/72 hour/1 week/14 day/1 month XBL Gold codes as many times as you like. Those are not the same a free/$1 trial membership, which you can only do once per account per sub type. Codes for less that 1 month are not full Gold, for example you cannot extend your membership with them, and they don't include GwG or DwG.
    He's not a man. He's the holy Half-Dead who has seen the Underverse and returned with powers you can't imagine.
  • NapalmNikoNapalmNiko720,520
    Posted on 15 August 20 at 23:12
    HolyHalfDead said:
    NapalmNiko said:
    Is Dead Space 2 (DE) removed from the digital store ?
    Xbox One is region free, so you cannot buy region locked games from the digital store:
    DE Locked = https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/p/x/c2pb7stljgs0 (not available)
    Region Free = https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/x/c2pb7stljgs0

    However you can still get it from the Xbox 360 store (until Microsoft shut it down):
    DE Locked = http://marketplace.xbox.com/de-de/Product/66acd000-77fe-1000...
    Region Free = http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-us/Product/66acd000-77fe-1000...
    Thanks. I already have the game but can't find it on my ready to install o.0
    Greetings Nicholas
  • CenosisCenosis172,870
    Posted on 15 August 20 at 23:22
    Matodion 1st said:
    Can anyone tell me about Rocket Knight, its cheap as dirt but it has only one achievement that isn't a rare one. Is something wrong with this game?
    No nothing wrong with it but it only went on sale for the first time a few months ago (I picked it up then but haven't gotten around to playing it just yet) so the rare achievements are probably due to the low number of owners and not actual difficulty. Apparently people didn't "eat it up" at the $15 price but it looks great for only three bucks!

    Rocket Knight had a game on the Sega Genesis but I never got a chance to play it however I never heard it was bad or anything at the time. I'm not sure if there were other releases for this IP but the Arcade release for it looks like a quality platformer so I'm looking forward to playing it when I get around to it.
  • SoulyDconteSoulyDconte176,763
    Posted on 15 August 20 at 23:27
    HosseinGT said:
    SoulyDconte said:
    HosseinGT said:
    Why almost all of them are gold sale? I remember in last two years all of xbox big sales are for silver accounts too and gold accounts have a additional separate deals but now everything is for gold members. why?
    I waiting from starting summer until now for this summer sales to buy games with $10 - $15 prices and now I have to pay $9.99 just for gold so I can buy one of these?

    Maybe you guys thinking gold account is cheap enough for everyone to pay $9.99 every month but in some countries like my born place you have to pay more than 20x price of every single $1 and $9x20 is not cheap for me with my hard earned shitty local money.
    Also that's why I can't get most of online achievements except when microsoft have $1 offer for gold.
    Get 48 hours gold codes for 30 T
    I can't do that because 48h and 14 days Gold cards is for new accounts only.
    My account is not new and I used gold membership a few times before.
    Although I know I can create a new account and set it as my home account in Xbox One so I can play online in my main account with a 48H or 14 days Gold card but for buying games I don't think it's recognize my main account as a Gold member. my money is already in my main account and unfortunately Microsoft doesn't allow transfer money between accounts.
    I'm pretty sure you can get 48 hours or 14 days golds to work on older accounts and get the gold discounts. at least they worked back in my day but still If anyone else can confirm it
    I sometimes wonder, I'm hunting achievements or they're haunting me...
  • Posted on 15 August 20 at 23:47
    Hmmm, not much here for me. Some games I want but I can wait for them to go cheaper. Overcooked 2 Gourmet I will consider, even though it's only 33% off.

    Maybe will pick up Bulletstorm at that price. Really enjoyed it, just not sure I want to do it again.
  • CenosisCenosis172,870
    Posted on 15 August 20 at 23:55
    I picked up five games from the sale:
    Bulletstorm FCE since I never played it on the 360 and for thirty-five cents more than "just the game price" I get to play as Duke Nukem?? Don't mind if I do! I played through it some already and worth every single penny in case anyone is thinking about saving .35c warning
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Just Cause 3 complete which were must buys for me and then Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (since I didn't have gold either time it was a GwG plus I liked Guardians of Light) and went broke at Titanfall 2.

    Before the sale ends I should be able to aquire another $5 MS rewards card and combined with the 2.20 I have left I can also pick up Deus Ex: MD complete with four cents to spare. I'm sure it'll be 6.74 many more times in the future but would be nice to get that done this sale too. :D
  • SoulyDconteSoulyDconte176,763
    Posted on 16 August 20 at 00:32, Edited on 16 August 20 at 00:32 by SoulyDconte
    HolyHalfDead said:
    nightw0lf said:
    HosseinGT said:
    SoulyDconte said:
    HosseinGT said:
    Why almost all of them are gold sale? I remember in last two years all of xbox big sales are for silver accounts too and gold accounts have a additional separate deals but now everything is for gold members. why?
    I waiting from starting summer until now for this summer sales to buy games with $10 - $15 prices and now I have to pay $9.99 just for gold so I can buy one of these?

    Maybe you guys thinking gold account is cheap enough for everyone to pay $9.99 every month but in some countries like my born place you have to pay more than 20x price of every single $1 and $9x20 is not cheap for me with my hard earned shitty local money.
    Also that's why I can't get most of online achievements except when microsoft have $1 offer for gold.
    Get 48 hours gold codes for 30 T
    I can't do that because 48h and 14 days Gold cards is for new accounts only.
    My account is not new and I used gold membership a few times before.
    Although I know I can create a new account and set it as my home account in Xbox One so I can play online in my main account with a 48H or 14 days Gold card but for buying games I don't think it's recognize my main account as a Gold member. my money is already in my main account and unfortunately Microsoft doesn't allow transfer money between accounts.
    Have you tried it? I use trial codes (two days, two weeks, etc.) on my alt account whenever I need to boost a 360-only game. The time expires, and when I need to do it again, I just use another code on the same account and it works. The ones I use are usually old cards that came with 360 games - I saved them over the years since I didn't have a use until more recently.

    Edit: I guess I've never tried it for buying things, so I can't speak to that. Sorry for not reading more thoroughly.
    Almost none of the sale items need XBL Gold. If you have XBL Gold you get an extra 10% off.

    For example:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/x/c2pb7stljgs0
    http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-us/Product/66acd000-77fe-1000...
    $6.99 (65% off) or $4.99 (75% off) if you have Gold

    You can use 48 hour/72 hour/1 week/14 day/1 month XBL Gold codes as many times as you like. Those are not the same a free/$1 trial membership, which you can only do once per account per sub type. Codes for less that 1 month are not full Gold, for example you cannot extend your membership with them, and they don't include GwG or DwG.
    HolyHalfDead said it perfectly. You can get 48 hours gold codes if you're so keen on the 10% extra discount. but you can't get free monthly games tho unless you purchase 1 month+ gold codes.
    I sometimes wonder, I'm hunting achievements or they're haunting me...
  • Posted on 16 August 20 at 00:53
    Remember how people were complaining that some games weren’t counting toward the Summer Spotlight sale for reward points? Same thing is happening here. Bought Paw Patrol and Goosebumps but only Goosebumps counted. Fml....
  • wolfsburgrazwolfsburgraz577,865
    Posted on 16 August 20 at 03:05
    PlumbZ said:
    torrens7760 said:
    PlumbZ said:
    torrens7760 said:
    How long does this last? I don't get paid for two weeks and I'm currently in my (very low) overdraft already.
    What are you after?
    I've been dying to get the Spyro Reignited Trilogy! I've got Year of the Dragon (and maybe Gateway to Glimmer as it was known in the UK) but I really wanna experience the new style, and I was never able to play the first game. And Saints Row IV Re-Elected, too. Hopefully the sale lasts long enough so I can grab em.
    I'll gift you Spyro if you want?
    That's an awesome gesture. I was going to send Saints Row but it looks like gifting is region locked, says "Your gift will be sent as a digital code that your recipient can redeem in Canada only." facepalm

    Good luck torrens, hopefully things level out for you soon.
  • Iggsy81Iggsy81369,855
    Posted on 16 August 20 at 03:36
    Alice: Madness Returns is definitely not an Xbox One game.
  • HyperglideHyperglide384,556
    Posted on 16 August 20 at 04:14
    Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition with Duke Nukem for 4.50 CDN is a steal. Got it for free with my $5 Xbox Gift Card.
  • FireDrake007FireDrake007106,337
    Posted on 16 August 20 at 04:29, Edited on 16 August 20 at 04:50 by FireDrake007
    Cenosis said:
    I picked up five games from the sale:
    Bulletstorm FCE since I never played it on the 360 and for thirty-five cents more than "just the game price" I get to play as Duke Nukem?? Don't mind if I do! I played through it some already and worth every single penny in case anyone is thinking about saving .35c warning
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Just Cause 3 complete which were must buys for me and then Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (since I didn't have gold either time it was a GwG plus I liked Guardians of Light) and went broke at Titanfall 2.

    Before the sale ends I should be able to aquire another $5 MS rewards card and combined with the 2.20 I have left I can also pick up Deus Ex: MD complete with four cents to spare. I'm sure it'll be 6.74 many more times in the future but would be nice to get that done this sale too. :D
    Congrats on all those games. So far I have only bought Kingdom Come Deliverance Royal Edition and am also considering Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Bulletstorm Full Clip edition as well.

    I regret not buying Syndicate before it got delisted on the Xbox store but it is still available on PC at the Origin EA store for $4.99.

    If you are accumulating MS Rewards you might save it for Forza Horizon 3 before it gets delisted permanently on September 27.
  • HosseinGTHosseinGT150,698
    Posted on 16 August 20 at 07:50, Edited on 16 August 20 at 08:01 by HosseinGT
    HolyHalfDead said:
    Almost none of the sale items need XBL Gold. If you have XBL Gold you get an extra 10% off.

    For example:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/x/c2pb7stljgs0
    http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-us/Product/66acd000-77fe-1000...
    $6.99 (65% off) or $4.99 (75% off) if you have Gold

    You can use 48 hour/72 hour/1 week/14 day/1 month XBL Gold codes as many times as you like. Those are not the same a free/$1 trial membership, which you can only do once per account per sub type. Codes for less that 1 month are not full Gold, for example you cannot extend your membership with them, and they don't include GwG or DwG.
    SoulyDconte said:
    I'm pretty sure you can get 48 hours or 14 days golds to work on older accounts and get the gold discounts. at least they worked back in my day but still If anyone else can confirm it
    Ok then why in online gift shops they say 48h and 14 day gold cards are only for new accounts?
    like this one:
    https://www.instant-gaming.com/en/1559-buy-xbox-one-live-gol...

    or this one if you can understand my first language (Persian):
    https://giftcard98.com/product/14-%d8%a7%db%8c%da%a9%d8%b3-%...
    Translate to English with Google:
    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&...

    I never used a 48h or 14 days trial except that free GPU 14 days gift card coming with my Xbox One S.
    And I know I can buy and test it but this shops doesn't accept refund if my gift card not working.

    PS:
    Thanks HolyHalfDead, I didn't realize I can buy this sales with silver account too because I never saw Microsoft do a sale like this (I mean for all members +10% for gold members).
    I think extra %10 not worth $9.99 gold or risk buying gift cards from unknown sources.
    I wish I had money to escape from fucking Iran.
  • CenosisCenosis172,870
    Posted on 16 August 20 at 08:46
    FireDrake007 said:
    Cenosis said:
    I picked up five games from the sale:
    Bulletstorm FCE since I never played it on the 360 and for thirty-five cents more than "just the game price" I get to play as Duke Nukem?? Don't mind if I do! I played through it some already and worth every single penny in case anyone is thinking about saving .35c warning
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Just Cause 3 complete which were must buys for me and then Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (since I didn't have gold either time it was a GwG plus I liked Guardians of Light) and went broke at Titanfall 2.

    Before the sale ends I should be able to aquire another $5 MS rewards card and combined with the 2.20 I have left I can also pick up Deus Ex: MD complete with four cents to spare. I'm sure it'll be 6.74 many more times in the future but would be nice to get that done this sale too. :D
    Congrats on all those games. So far I have only bought Kingdom Come Deliverance Royal Edition and am also considering Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Bulletstorm Full Clip edition as well.

    I regret not buying Syndicate before it got delisted on the Xbox store but it is still available on PC at the Origin EA store for $4.99.

    If you are accumulating MS Rewards you might save it for Forza Horizon 3 before it gets delisted permanently on September 27.
    Thanks, Valkyria Chronicles was the easiest purchase for me cause I love turn based strategy and cel shaded games so obviously it was a no brainier.
    Bulletstorm is worth it even if you have already played it on the 360 because of the better graphics plus able to play as Duke Nukem and of course the price is dirt cheap.

    I didn't know that Syndicate got delisted, you're not missing too much though, it's considered a hidden gem but a lite emphasis on the gem part.

    I'm not a fan of racing games but thanks for the heads-up on it though. I don't hate racing or anything but I noticed I never buy them and I'm not a fan of being timed to do something in a game or trying to beat a certain time etc. I'll probably have more fun with Deus Ex even though I heard the game ends abruptly and the DLCs aren't what got "chopped off" to be sold as such by executives but are actually separate. That's just what I read/heard though but it still looks good for seven bucks so I'll get my money's worth either way out of it.
  • SoulyDconteSoulyDconte176,763
    Posted on 16 August 20 at 10:18
    HosseinGT said:
    HolyHalfDead said:
    Almost none of the sale items need XBL Gold. If you have XBL Gold you get an extra 10% off.

    For example:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/x/c2pb7stljgs0
    http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-us/Product/66acd000-77fe-1000...
    $6.99 (65% off) or $4.99 (75% off) if you have Gold

    You can use 48 hour/72 hour/1 week/14 day/1 month XBL Gold codes as many times as you like. Those are not the same a free/$1 trial membership, which you can only do once per account per sub type. Codes for less that 1 month are not full Gold, for example you cannot extend your membership with them, and they don't include GwG or DwG.
    SoulyDconte said:
    I'm pretty sure you can get 48 hours or 14 days golds to work on older accounts and get the gold discounts. at least they worked back in my day but still If anyone else can confirm it
    Ok then why in online gift shops they say 48h and 14 day gold cards are only for new accounts?
    like this one:
    https://www.instant-gaming.com/en/1559-buy-xbox-one-live-gol...

    or this one if you can understand my first language (Persian):
    https://giftcard98.com/product/14-%d8%a7%db%8c%da%a9%d8%b3-%...
    Translate to English with Google:
    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&...

    I never used a 48h or 14 days trial except that free GPU 14 days gift card coming with my Xbox One S.
    And I know I can buy and test it but this shops doesn't accept refund if my gift card not working.

    PS:
    Thanks HolyHalfDead, I didn't realize I can buy this sales with silver account too because I never saw Microsoft do a sale like this (I mean for all members +10% for gold members).
    I think extra %10 not worth $9.99 gold or risk buying gift cards from unknown sources.
    Then those are definitely trial codes If It says it works on new accounts only. the actual codes which are a bit more expensive have NO limits on any account old or new.
    I sometimes wonder, I'm hunting achievements or they're haunting me...
  • FireDrake007FireDrake007106,337
    Posted on 16 August 20 at 11:53, Edited on 16 August 20 at 11:58 by FireDrake007
    Cenosis said:
    FireDrake007 said:
    Cenosis said:
    I picked up five games from the sale:
    Bulletstorm FCE since I never played it on the 360 and for thirty-five cents more than "just the game price" I get to play as Duke Nukem?? Don't mind if I do! I played through it some already and worth every single penny in case anyone is thinking about saving .35c warning
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Just Cause 3 complete which were must buys for me and then Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (since I didn't have gold either time it was a GwG plus I liked Guardians of Light) and went broke at Titanfall 2.

    Before the sale ends I should be able to aquire another $5 MS rewards card and combined with the 2.20 I have left I can also pick up Deus Ex: MD complete with four cents to spare. I'm sure it'll be 6.74 many more times in the future but would be nice to get that done this sale too. :D
    Congrats on all those games. So far I have only bought Kingdom Come Deliverance Royal Edition and am also considering Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Bulletstorm Full Clip edition as well.

    I regret not buying Syndicate before it got delisted on the Xbox store but it is still available on PC at the Origin EA store for $4.99.

    If you are accumulating MS Rewards you might save it for Forza Horizon 3 before it gets delisted permanently on September 27.
    Thanks, Valkyria Chronicles was the easiest purchase for me cause I love turn based strategy and cel shaded games so obviously it was a no brainier.
    Bulletstorm is worth it even if you have already played it on the 360 because of the better graphics plus able to play as Duke Nukem and of course the price is dirt cheap.

    I didn't know that Syndicate got delisted, you're not missing too much though, it's considered a hidden gem but a lite emphasis on the gem part.

    I'm not a fan of racing games but thanks for the heads-up on it though. I don't hate racing or anything but I noticed I never buy them and I'm not a fan of being timed to do something in a game or trying to beat a certain time etc. I'll probably have more fun with Deus Ex even though I heard the game ends abruptly and the DLCs aren't what got "chopped off" to be sold as such by executives but are actually separate. That's just what I read/heard though but it still looks good for seven bucks so I'll get my money's worth either way out of it.
    Duke Nukem 3D 20th anniversary World Tour is also on sale for $1.99(90% off) if you don't have it yet. It looks too dated for me(90's era graphics) but if you like the series or the Doom games from the same era, it might be a good idea to pick up this Xbox 360 game.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/duke-nukem-3d-20th-anniver...
  • torrens7760torrens7760111,103
    Posted on 16 August 20 at 11:57
    PlumbZ said:
    torrens7760 said:
    PlumbZ said:
    torrens7760 said:
    How long does this last? I don't get paid for two weeks and I'm currently in my (very low) overdraft already.
    What are you after?
    I've been dying to get the Spyro Reignited Trilogy! I've got Year of the Dragon (and maybe Gateway to Glimmer as it was known in the UK) but I really wanna experience the new style, and I was never able to play the first game. And Saints Row IV Re-Elected, too. Hopefully the sale lasts long enough so I can grab em.
    I'll gift you Spyro if you want?
    Holy crap that would be so amazing if you did! Thank you so much for thinking about it! It's also my birthday in like two weeks so it would make a great present.
    Cogito ergo sum.
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