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May Sees More Permanent XBL Reductions

  • punkyliarpunkyliar214,793
    Posted on 09 May 12 at 12:09
    No real surprises here

    Eagle-eyed community members spotted some of these discounts over a week ago, but Microsoft has only now confirmed the full list of content to receive permanent discounts this month. Microsoft has discounted a couple of XBLA games and a few pieces of DLC. There's also a couple of Games on Demand too. Here is this month's list:

    Arcade Games

    Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet - 1200 MSP 800 MSP
    Toy Soldiers - 1200 MSP 800 MSP

    Game Add-ons

    Hasbro Family Game Night
    • "Battleship - Full Game" - 800 MSP 400 MSP
    • "Boggle - Full Game" - 800 MSP 400 MSP
    • "Connect 4 - Full Game" - 800 MSP 400 MSP
    • "Connect 4x4" - 800 MSP 400 MSP
    • "Jenga" - 800 MSP 400 MSP
    • "Pictureka" - 800 MSP 400 MSP
    • "Scrabble - Full Game" - 800 MSP 400 MSP (North America only)
    • "Sorry! - Full Game" - 800 MSP 400 MSP
    • "Sorry! Sliders - Full Game" - 800 MSP 400 MSP
    • "Yahtzee - Full Game" - 800 MSP 400 MSP

    Games on Demand - prices vary per region

    Fighters Uncaged
    LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
  • planting42planting421,678,774
    Posted on 09 May 12 at 12:11
    Well, I guess I should finally buy Sorry! and Sorry! Sliders

    Own everything else..
    www.GTASC.net
  • Posted on 09 May 12 at 12:11
    Damn already have these.
    @ei8htyei8ht http://ei8htyei8ht.com
  • Posted on 09 May 12 at 12:18
    At least that's one dotw they can't repeat now . F.G.N .
  • InfomouseInfomouse388,255
    Posted on 09 May 12 at 12:21
    Aren't the servers shut down for Family Game Night now?
  • Renato UNSCRenato UNSC928,885
    Posted on 09 May 12 at 12:24
    Hasbro Family Game Night would be a good option for me if the server was still running.
    True is Back :)
  • Posted on 09 May 12 at 12:24
    Exactly

    That's why they discounted FGN: The servers are shut down, so this is how they make people keep buying these games.
    I can read your mind... I know you have Xbox Live.
  • DaeryoonDaeryoon441,093
    Posted on 09 May 12 at 12:27
    d4MLiVE said:
    Exactly

    That's why they discounted FGN: The servers are shut down, so this is how they make people keep buying these games.
    Clever bastards. angry Hopefully no one misses out on cheevo hunting because of this in the future.
  • Ohioman101Ohioman101257,498
    Posted on 09 May 12 at 12:29
    Microsoft should have discounted the Family Game Night games last month. If I saw that Scrabble was only 400 points last month, I would have definitely bought it just to get the one multiplayer achievement.
  • Manifest95Manifest95370,484
    Posted on 09 May 12 at 12:38
    Ohioman101 said:
    Microsoft should have discounted the Family Game Night games last month. If I saw that Scrabble was only 400 points last month, I would have definitely bought it just to get the one multiplayer achievement.
    ^This.

    If they just did this a week before the servers went down, I would have ended up buying the whole set. But now that I know that there is an discontinued achievement, I probably wont even touch any of them. I'm sure they will still make their money off of this discount for others, but I'm sure a lot of the achievement hunters will stay away due to our sick addiction for completions.
  • Barad 007Barad 007804,929
    Posted on 09 May 12 at 12:42
    Toy Soliders!
    Battlefield 3 Gamer !
  • Posted on 09 May 12 at 12:49
    I wouldn't mind the add ons for Toy soldiers if they reduced them
  • BLAZE VIIBLAZE VII418,453
    Posted on 09 May 12 at 12:49
    Nothing there for me but ok.
  • Posted on 09 May 12 at 12:59
    and greed rears its ugly head once again,if the servers are no more than why is it still being sold? Thanx liberals
    Keep your 'Hope & Change,I'll keep my Guns & Money
  • VictimOfDesireVictimOfDesire1,250,462
    Posted on 09 May 12 at 13:03
    That's pretty crummy that they kept it at 800 MSP until the servers went down and THEN reduced it. :/ I mean, I only bought 3 of them because I had the rest on disk, but still, 1200 MSP is better than 2400 MSP.
  • Posted on 09 May 12 at 13:10
    The only FGN server that is shut down is scrabble. The rest are up afaik.
    How much for the whole kitten kaboodle?
  • Removed Gamer

    Removed Gamer

    Posted on 09 May 12 at 13:20
    What a s*** list -- reduce something that's actually worth buying
  • Removed Gamer

    Removed Gamer

    Posted on 09 May 12 at 13:23
    Nothing for me here cry
  • NickHawkeyeNickHawkeye189,440
    Posted on 09 May 12 at 13:27, Edited on 09 May 12 at 14:30 by NickHawkeye
    Mystic Typh00n said:
    The only FGN server that is shut down is scrabble. The rest are up afaik.
    It should be noted in the article that there is 1 unobtainable achievement in the FGN series.
    The only "unobtainable" achievement is in scrabble.
    Hasbro Family Game NightWorld Wide WebThe World Wide Web achievement in Hasbro Family Game Night worth 37 pointsComplete one game of Scrabble on Xbox LIVE. (Scrabble is only available in NA & English).


    The servers being down only make it now so you can't play friends online. I have the disc version and only play with people locally when they are over so it doesn't effect me. I was hoping they would go on sale or get discounted after the servers closed. I always passed up on the sales before but I might as well round out the set now.

    does anyone know why the game shows up as 100% complete on this site even though i'm missing at least 1 achievement in each set.

    I know its a weird game because they are all separate pieces but is there anything deeper then that?
  • Posted on 09 May 12 at 13:35
    Of course prices went down AFTER the servers went down. Part of the game is no longer available, so the price is adjusted to accommodate the missing functionality.
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