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Xbox One Sale Roundup: December 15th, 2020

  • Thief000Thief000826,974
    Posted on 15 December 20 at 12:02
    Tatl360 said:
    Where is the Xbox 360 sale? roll
    No warning on the termination of the weekly post about the Xbox 360 sales?
    I think we've seen such treatment before... It's like when some servers are shutdown without warning. warning
    There are some 360 games on sale, but they are BC, so they get integrated into this list. I think TA only do a separate list if there are games that aren't BC.
    It's such a shame though that MS is going this way with the 360 because so many good games on there have never been on sale even once. People still play these games. A good game is a good game.
  • SkinfasstSkinfasst381,509
    Posted on 15 December 20 at 12:03
    AzureComet said:
    Another Monday another migrain trying to navigate TA's sales list.
    Such gross inefficiency is... frustrating. To say the least.
    Seems straightforward enough to me.
  • Posted on 15 December 20 at 12:20
    Pass. Waiting for Metro to hit $10 since I missed out when it was $15
  • BLAKKNWYYTEBLAKKNWYYTE209,678
    Posted on 15 December 20 at 12:22
    £4.99 for every episode of 'The Council' is an incredible deal. I wish I'd waited to get it at that price rather than £6.00 per episode.
    Ain't nothing gonna stop me now but my innate inabilitry to progress cognacious thunk - Russell 'Rusty' Cuyler
  • Posted on 15 December 20 at 14:04
    Greedfall at 12.50 eh? I might give it a shot.

    Vampyr sucked (haha) by the way. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless you're a HUGE vampire fan.
  • PsiScreamPsiScream432,247
    Posted on 15 December 20 at 16:43
    Death Metal Jim said:
    Greedfall at 12.50 eh? I might give it a shot.

    Vampyr sucked (haha) by the way. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless you're a HUGE vampire fan.
    Quick reminder that Greedfall just entered GamePass in case that's relevant to you.
  • Posted on 15 December 20 at 17:05
    PsiScream said:
    Death Metal Jim said:
    Greedfall at 12.50 eh? I might give it a shot.

    Vampyr sucked (haha) by the way. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless you're a HUGE vampire fan.
    Quick reminder that Greedfall just entered GamePass in case that's relevant to you.
    Not at the moment, no. Not a big fan of how games get removed on there and replaced by others. It's a great service for most people but it doesn't really work well for someone like myself who likes to complete one game at a time. But thanks for the info bro, appreciate it.
  • GT3OptionFanGT3OptionFan133,277
    Posted on 15 December 20 at 18:02, Edited on 15 December 20 at 18:06 by GT3OptionFan
    In case anyone in interested in 360 historical data (with a lack of 360 roundup now):

    Full list of games on sale:
    - Bound by Flame, $1.99 (at previous best ) -- last on sale 9/8/20
    - Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, $4.99 (at previous best) -- last on sale 10/6/20
    - Call of Juarez: The Cartel, $7.49 (at previous best) -- last on sale 10/6/20
    - Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, $5.24 (previous best 3.74, 6/30/14) -- last on sale 10/6/20
    - Faery: Legends of Avalon, $1.49 (at previous best) -- last on sale 10/20/20
    - Realms of Ancient War (Non-BC), $1.99 (at previous best) - last on sale 9/8/20

    Number of times on Sale in 2020:
    - Bound by Flame: 7
    - CoJ: Bound in Blood: 4
    - CoJ: The Cartel: 4
    - CoJ: Gunslinger: 4
    - Faery: 7
    - Realms of ancient war: 5
  • atryeu1atryeu1288,863
    Posted on 15 December 20 at 18:40, Edited on 15 December 20 at 19:06 by atryeu1
    Tatl360 said:
    Where is the Xbox 360 sale? roll
    No warning on the termination of the weekly post about the Xbox 360 sales?
    I think we've seen such treatment before... It's like when some servers are shutdown without warning. warning
    Yeah, I absolutely hate this. One reason I stuck with this site these last few years is because of the weekly sales post for 360. I relied on that every week because I can't find it anywhere else that's so easy to see for the game on sale, price and even a link to the achievement list. I hate that there is no list on TA for the 360 sales. They should at the very least split them off because I'm not wasting my time each week clicking on every single one of those X1 sale links to find what games are 360 and what ones are not. You go into the Xbox Sales and filter by Xbox 360 and they are not ever listed there anymore either. I try the X1 and Backward Compat. filters and still nothing for the 360 sales usually. It has become too big of a joke to actually find the sale info on here for the console anymore :( I can't do newer systems so 360 discounts are the only ones I really care about.

    According to the Xbox website (https://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/gold#dealswithgold) there are only 3 games on sale this week, those Call of Juarez games. The previous post that shows the other sales (Faery, Realms of Ancient War & Bound by Flame) are not even listed on the Xbox page for sale anywhere this week either. :(

    Editing to add that "Stacking" is now showing as free for GWG if nobody else noticed yet. TA doesn't seem to do a 2nd post anymore to alert when the 2nd GWG for the month are free either :(
  • GT3OptionFanGT3OptionFan133,277
    Posted on 15 December 20 at 19:47, Edited on 15 December 20 at 19:48 by GT3OptionFan
    atryeu1 said:

    According to the Xbox website (https://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/gold#dealswithgold) there are only 3 games on sale this week, those Call of Juarez games. The previous post that shows the other sales (Faery, Realms of Ancient War & Bound by Flame) are not even listed on the Xbox page for sale anywhere this week either. :(
    I got my info from majornelson.com weekly post. https://majornelson.com/2020/12/14/this-weeks-deals-with-gol...
    Usually pretty reliable there.

    Here’s what I think happens with TA. The sales roundup is an automated post. When their scanners look on Monday nights for new sales, they see Xbox one games for sale but not Xbox 360 games. I think this could be an issue with Microsoft delaying when 360 sales go live. Since TA scanners only run like once a day or something as far as I can tell, it doesn’t update on TA until Tuesday night. At that point, the automated roundup post does not run. This could be an intentional decision to not put forth extra effort into posting 360 deals or unintentional bug.
  • wolfsburgrazwolfsburgraz598,157
    Posted on 15 December 20 at 21:28, Edited on 15 December 20 at 21:30 by wolfsburgraz
    The Manic Moose said:
    zDrUnKeNMoNkEyz said:
    Can anyone give me some opinions/advice on The Steep bundle, I’ve always wondered about it but have heard mixed things. I use to love the SSX series but I have a feeling it’s nothing like that. Appreciate any and all feedback! toast
    I was a big fan of the SSX series but I also thoroughly enjoyed Steep. They aren't terribly comparable though you are right. Steep is in my opinion a perfect mix between simulation and arcade - you can still do some silly tricks but you have to be a lot more careful about when you do them and how you land etc. You've also got the ability to do hand gliding, skiing, snowboarding and wing suit/flying squirrel.

    There are a few challenges dotted around the huge and beautiful group of mountains which will definitely cause you problems but you're unlikely to come across these until later in the game when you're more familiar with it and hopefully enjoying it to dedicate the time to those harder ones!

    Hopefully this has helped a bit, i highly recommend it if you're a fan of extreme sports - it is also a very good looking game. The criticism it endured on launch and since is unjust as it is not a game you can pick up on your first time. After a couple of hours you'll start to get the feel for it and fall in love...!

    Edit: Do note that the DLC rarely seems to go on sale, in fact i've never seen road to the olympics make the rounds. So if you plan to complete it I suggest going for the bundle in this weeks' sale as opposed to the standalone game. I might have to re-buy the game to take advantage of the slightly reduced DLC and get road to the olympics separately.
    Thank you for the feedback, I had the same questions. I've played a lot of old snowboarding games, from the Cool Boarders series to 1080, and really enjoyed OG SSX, Tricky and 3. I keep seeing this come up now and again and your post will probably get me to finally pull the trigger. toast

    I watched a video just now, very pretty looking game and I expect to be very bad at it at the start. Maybe forever. laugh
  • Posted on 15 December 20 at 23:21
    Nothing really of interest this week, but game links aren't showing the games on sale for some reason. Anyone else see this?
  • Posted on 15 December 20 at 23:41
    360 sale not being posted anymore
  • Bear5 Fan 4EverBear5 Fan 4Ever1,972,320
    Posted on 16 December 20 at 00:57
    Would anyone recommend getting destiny 2 forsaken by itself?
    Crackdown 3!
  • zDrUnKeNMoNkEyzzDrUnKeNMoNkEyz1,035,624
    Posted on 16 December 20 at 01:21
    wolfsburgraz said:
    The Manic Moose said:
    zDrUnKeNMoNkEyz said:
    Can anyone give me some opinions/advice on The Steep bundle, I’ve always wondered about it but have heard mixed things. I use to love the SSX series but I have a feeling it’s nothing like that. Appreciate any and all feedback! toast
    I was a big fan of the SSX series but I also thoroughly enjoyed Steep. They aren't terribly comparable though you are right. Steep is in my opinion a perfect mix between simulation and arcade - you can still do some silly tricks but you have to be a lot more careful about when you do them and how you land etc. You've also got the ability to do hand gliding, skiing, snowboarding and wing suit/flying squirrel.

    There are a few challenges dotted around the huge and beautiful group of mountains which will definitely cause you problems but you're unlikely to come across these until later in the game when you're more familiar with it and hopefully enjoying it to dedicate the time to those harder ones!

    Hopefully this has helped a bit, i highly recommend it if you're a fan of extreme sports - it is also a very good looking game. The criticism it endured on launch and since is unjust as it is not a game you can pick up on your first time. After a couple of hours you'll start to get the feel for it and fall in love...!

    Edit: Do note that the DLC rarely seems to go on sale, in fact i've never seen road to the olympics make the rounds. So if you plan to complete it I suggest going for the bundle in this weeks' sale as opposed to the standalone game. I might have to re-buy the game to take advantage of the slightly reduced DLC and get road to the olympics separately.
    Thank you for the feedback, I had the same questions. I've played a lot of old snowboarding games, from the Cool Boarders series to 1080, and really enjoyed OG SSX, Tricky and 3. I keep seeing this come up now and again and your post will probably get me to finally pull the trigger. toast

    I watched a video just now, very pretty looking game and I expect to be very bad at it at the start. Maybe forever. laugh
    Yes! Thank you very much for the detailed feedback! Sincerely appreciate it! Curious how it’ll run on Series X. I’m leaning towards grabbing it based on your feedback (after all it’ll be “free” w/MS rewards lol,), but I’d say the only thing that is keeping me on the fence is that they’re releasing Riders Republic in February which seems kind of somewhat of an expansion/sequel of sorts born from Steep. Given Ive got some giant games I’m currently working on, I wouldn’t play Steep till that time more than likely. Meh, #FirstWorldProblems 😂 Appreciate it brotha! toast
    Matthew
  • Tatl360Tatl360292,285
    Posted on 16 December 20 at 02:38, Edited on 16 December 20 at 02:40 by Tatl360
    atryeu1 said:
    Tatl360 said:
    Where is the Xbox 360 sale? roll
    No warning on the termination of the weekly post about the Xbox 360 sales?
    I think we've seen such treatment before... It's like when some servers are shutdown without warning. warning
    According to the Xbox website (https://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/gold#dealswithgold) there are only 3 games on sale this week, those Call of Juarez games. The previous post that shows the other sales (Faery, Realms of Ancient War & Bound by Flame) are not even listed on the Xbox page for sale anywhere this week either. :(

    Editing to add that "Stacking" is now showing as free for GWG if nobody else noticed yet. TA doesn't seem to do a 2nd post anymore to alert when the 2nd GWG for the month are free either :(
    That page is for deals with Gold. wave
    On Major Nelson's blog there's the full list (usually).
  • atryeu1atryeu1288,863
    Posted on 16 December 20 at 03:36
    Tatl360 said:
    atryeu1 said:
    Tatl360 said:
    Where is the Xbox 360 sale? roll
    No warning on the termination of the weekly post about the Xbox 360 sales?
    I think we've seen such treatment before... It's like when some servers are shutdown without warning. warning
    According to the Xbox website (https://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/gold#dealswithgold) there are only 3 games on sale this week, those Call of Juarez games. The previous post that shows the other sales (Faery, Realms of Ancient War & Bound by Flame) are not even listed on the Xbox page for sale anywhere this week either. :(

    Editing to add that "Stacking" is now showing as free for GWG if nobody else noticed yet. TA doesn't seem to do a 2nd post anymore to alert when the 2nd GWG for the month are free either :(
    That page is for deals with Gold. wave
    On Major Nelson's blog there's the full list (usually).
    I know that page is for Deals with Gold :P That Major Nelson site was never updated when I looked so I stopped looking there. I'd still rather see the info here on TA (in it's own post or section and not mixed in with all the other X1 stuff) because it shows the actual price and not a percentage. The other pages require me to still visit each link on it's own to see the price (if the 360 store even has the discount applied, which it seems to be struggling with doing lately) and then I still have to come back to TA if I want to see an achievement list of anything. It was so much easier to have it all in 1 place and less page loads for me (on a small metered bandwidth... all that page loading with big images adds up). :(
  • yaboyipsoyaboyipso40,059
    Posted on 16 December 20 at 07:17
    No separate 360 sale list is annoying.
  • Posted on 16 December 20 at 17:48, Edited on 16 December 20 at 17:48 by Ghost of Vawrky
    GT3OptionFan said:
    In case anyone in interested in 360 historical data (with a lack of 360 roundup now):

    Full list of games on sale:
    - Bound by Flame, $1.99 (at previous best ) -- last on sale 9/8/20
    - Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, $4.99 (at previous best) -- last on sale 10/6/20
    - Call of Juarez: The Cartel, $7.49 (at previous best) -- last on sale 10/6/20
    - Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, $5.24 (previous best 3.74, 6/30/14) -- last on sale 10/6/20
    - Faery: Legends of Avalon, $1.49 (at previous best) -- last on sale 10/20/20
    - Realms of Ancient War (Non-BC), $1.99 (at previous best) - last on sale 9/8/20

    Number of times on Sale in 2020:
    - Bound by Flame: 7
    - CoJ: Bound in Blood: 4
    - CoJ: The Cartel: 4
    - CoJ: Gunslinger: 4
    - Faery: 7
    - Realms of ancient war: 5
    Thank you!

    At least the 360 list is provided by GT3OptionFan. The list should be provided by TA, even if all (not all this week) the games are bc.

    Just wait when the X games list show up and the xbone games are bc, more clutter.
  • ScoobyDoobyD0ntScoobyDoobyD0nt1,628,165
    Posted on 17 December 20 at 22:16
    Sensei Neo said:
    swenor said:
    Sensei Neo said:
    I Ebon Hawk I said:
    Glad to see the Borderlands 3 season pass is finally on sale.
    Yeh but not season pass 2 : (
    It's so new it's steaming. Patience. Yeeeee.
    Well yes, but its way overpriced in the first place : (
    i cant believe i had to find out theres a second season pass for this game like this ;-; ughhh
    Scoooooby-doooooby-dooooo
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