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Xbox sale round-up September 27th, 2022

  • Posted on 27 September 22 at 17:15
    Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate for me, finally a decent price
  • Guirec730Guirec730381,107
    Posted on 27 September 22 at 17:54
    Anyone who wants to try to 1k AvP nowadays is gonna be in trouble. Can't boost the multiplayer exp on campaign anymore...hell, I doubt the servers survived the Disney buyout.
    State of the badass art.
  • TheOldRock84TheOldRock84201,530
    Posted on 27 September 22 at 18:36
    One piece burning blood has a 90% discount but it's not showing on site
  • Vok 250Vok 250335,168
    Posted on 27 September 22 at 19:03, Edited on 27 September 22 at 19:03 by Vok 250
    WTF? What's the occasion?

    Best sale in literally years. Not an exaggeration. 55 games from my wishlist on sale and about a dozen at 90% off! Amazing!
  • TymanTheLongTymanTheLong467,656
    Posted on 27 September 22 at 19:47
    Roose91 said:
    TymanTheLong said:
    Roose91 said:
    I would genuinely buy all of the Battlefleet Gothic stuff (perhaps even when not in sale) if they didn't have a gazillion unobtainables.

    I wonder how much of an impact TA'ers boycotting games with broken cheevs actually has on devs, particularly the more niche and indie ones.
    No effect at all. The only thing that has ever gotten any unobtainables fixed is getting attention on social media then mounting a pressure campaign.

    With that said, I’m way past letting broken or bad achievements ruin a game for me and I’m happier for it, but YMMV.
    I didn't so much mean in terms of them actually being fixed (it's evident there is no impact in that sense as they often go permanently un-fixed).

    Rather, I would be interested in number of sales/profit foregone by those of us who are reticent to play games with loads of broken achievements.

    There's many games on TA with only triple (or even double) digit player counts. Missing out on a few dozen sales is obviously inconsequential to the likes of Ubisoft or 2k, but I'd guess not quite so much (though I'm not naive enough to suggest catastrophically so) for some of the smaller devs out there. The irony is that it's often these more niche Devs that never seem to fix the unobtainables.
    It’s an interesting question, TA seems like it has a lot of users but the achievement hunter base is actually still quite small. Then there’s the fact the lesser known games just don’t have enough players at launch to even know if there’s a buggy or broken achievement. Once you get to long tail sales, I don’t even pretend to understand how they work on small indie games.

    A game like Obey Me only has 2 completions and the first one didn’t happen until over a year and a half after the game came out. None of the achievements are broken, it’s just hard. How would an achievement hunter even know? I assume the completionists would generally avoid a game with no (or very few) completions. That would make it very close to how they would act toward a game that does have unobtainable achievements.

    How many sales is that? How does it compare to the gamer buyers that compulsively add games to their backlog and never play them? If the latter is a much bigger group, which I suspect it is, then sales to achievement hunters don’t really matter in a sense of sale. A game that had a general reputation for being broken and unplayable will suffer sales loss generally. But for just broken achievements? I don’t actually know, but I suspect it’s such a small factor as to disappear.
  • Julz D 01Julz D 01588,324
    Posted on 27 September 22 at 20:26
    C64 Mat said:
    Julz D 01 said:
    How many different bundles exist for Outbreak games? It has to be a lot at this point
    More bundles than games. Really.
    Holy crap
  • Posted on 27 September 22 at 23:24
    Cobra Kai at $5.99 is tempting.
  • Posted on 28 September 22 at 00:11
    OldSchoolBlood said:
    Cobra Kai at $5.99 is tempting.
    It's a bad game. I love games like Streets of Rage, but this game was the biggest regret in terms of purchases I've made in my entire life.

    I'm still playing it since I started it, but I hate every minute of it.
  • PhantomPlanetAPPhantomPlanetAP1,312,372
    Posted on 28 September 22 at 05:21
    A gigantic indie sale taking kinda all slots of DLCs, some former GP titles being offered and some gems too
  • Posted on 28 September 22 at 16:54
    SnarkLord1980 said:
    OldSchoolBlood said:
    Cobra Kai at $5.99 is tempting.
    It's a bad game. I love games like Streets of Rage, but this game was the biggest regret in terms of purchases I've made in my entire life.

    I'm still playing it since I started it, but I hate every minute of it.
    Thanks for the response. Sounds like I should save my money.
  • I BossK II BossK I633,402
    Posted on 28 September 22 at 22:45
    Anyone know how both the Ty Tasmanian tigers games are? Think of picking them up for a bit of nostalgia
  • Posted on 28 September 22 at 22:49
    OldSchoolBlood said:
    SnarkLord1980 said:
    OldSchoolBlood said:
    Cobra Kai at $5.99 is tempting.
    It's a bad game. I love games like Streets of Rage, but this game was the biggest regret in terms of purchases I've made in my entire life.

    I'm still playing it since I started it, but I hate every minute of it.
    Thanks for the response. Sounds like I should save my money.
    If you can somehow get it for a dollar, grab it, but that's about all it's worth.
  • AllgorhythmAllgorhythm585,433
  • HyperglideHyperglide441,788
    Posted today at 02:48
    Now's the time to finally get a Motorcycle game. Ride 4 Special Edition on a deep sale. Heard lots of good things so I picked it up.
  • TymanTheLongTymanTheLong467,656
  • AllgorhythmAllgorhythm585,433
    Posted today at 14:45
    TymanTheLong said:
    Allgorhythm said:Done with my current purchases: elaboration?
    I started tracking the game after being intrigued by the Ashen Reviews. This is not the first time the bundle with DLC has been discounted 70% but I finally decided to bite the bullet.

    I also noted that the Ashen Walkthrough was written by vSully. While I prefer to muck around in games of this sort on my own, vSully always picks interesting games for his WTs.
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