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Windows Phone Game Discounts [UPDATE]

  • MH The RockstarMH The Rockstar1,015,245
    Posted on 26 October 13 at 21:48Permalink
    Brain Challenge HD has 5 unobtainable achievements if anyone is interested in it. I think I will pick up Dream Track Nation myself.
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  • Bryan2041Bryan2041170,444
    Posted on 26 October 13 at 22:27Permalink
    I got all the angry birds for free yesterday, except seasons. that one was still 0.99 at the time. I never saw any of the others for free. I just got a WP8 and was looking through the marketplace. It was odd because they were listed in the top paid list.
  • PetrifiedPetrified1,009,835
    Posted on 26 October 13 at 22:39Permalink
    Luckily I found out about this around 2am and got all the ones I didn't have for free.
  • gatordeve86gatordeve86229,294
    Posted on 26 October 13 at 22:50Permalink
    i got cut the rope exp and angry birds classic free... i already had others
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  • EmDeeGeeEmDeeGee734,807
    Posted on 26 October 13 at 23:15Permalink
    Here's one to add to the list of deals that are still valid: Da Vinci Pinball Machine is discounted to €0,99 as well, and has just lost its Nokia exclusivity.
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  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead538,929
    Posted on 26 October 13 at 23:38, Edited on 26 October 13 at 23:42 by HolyHalfDeadPermalink
    If you downloaded any of these free games, then you risk getting a permanent Xbox Live gamertag account ban and loss of access to all your purchases, account balance, live membership and gamerscore. This is what happened to many people a few weeks ago when the prices of some Xbox 360 games showed up as free in certain regions.

    As many members of the TA community will point out, if the price is free and you download it then you know what you are doing is wrong and you are stealing.
  • Posted on 26 October 13 at 23:39Permalink
    All Angrys Birds that I got for free became trial again... Can't access achievements list at all

    They appear on the Marketplace as paid, except ABSW2 (but this also gets error)
  • AFatalTouchAFatalTouch217,460 217,460 GamerScore
    Posted on 26 October 13 at 23:51Permalink
    Got amazing Alex and Angry Birds Star Wars, wasn't able to get any others for free.
  • MaesenkoMaesenko296,901
    Posted on 27 October 13 at 00:31Permalink
    HolyHa1fDead said:
    If you downloaded any of these free games, then you risk getting a permanent Xbox Live gamertag account ban and loss of access to all your purchases, account balance, live membership and gamerscore. This is what happened to many people a few weeks ago when the prices of some Xbox 360 games showed up as free in certain regions.

    As many members of the TA community will point out, if the price is free and you download it then you know what you are doing is wrong and you are stealing.
    The issue with that wasn't that they were marked free, as MS has always honored any downloads marked free due to their errors.

    The issue was people creating and using dummy Live accounts from regions that don't have Live service/support, IIRC.
  • YinYin996,506
    Posted on 27 October 13 at 00:38, Edited on 27 October 13 at 00:41 by YinPermalink
    Marcos Aspira said:
    I got all Angry Birds except the Classic I had already bought... If I uninstall them, I'll need to purchase them still?
    Absolutely. Much like your Xbox Live purchases on your Xbox 360, your account contains a list of all of the items that have been bought through your account/device. You can head to WindowsPhone.com and log into your Microsoft Live Account to view your history, or simply go to purchase the item again through your phone (the item will read as a previous purchase and prompt you to download again).

    It is worth noting that when you uninstall a game from your device, you will lose all data assigned to it, so do not remove a game from your device unless you do not need your progress!

    HolyHa1fDead said:
    If you downloaded any of these free games, then you risk getting a permanent Xbox Live gamertag account ban and loss of access to all your purchases, account balance, live membership and gamerscore. This is what happened to many people a few weeks ago when the prices of some Xbox 360 games showed up as free in certain regions.

    As many members of the TA community will point out, if the price is free and you download it then you know what you are doing is wrong and you are stealing.
    As Maesenko stated, bans were only being issued as a result of going against the Xbox ToS Agreement when it comes to region selection. Users should not switched regions for the sake of running into an error.

    I am almost positive that at least a few legitimate Windows Phone users who do not consult website such as TrueAchievements will have noticed that these games were free and downloaded them, banning under such circumstances would be unreasonable.

    I was able to snag the two Star Wars titles and Rio, but did not get there fast enough to grab Space or Seasons. That's okay though. :)
  • takuto nekotakuto neko180,288
    Posted on 27 October 13 at 01:12Permalink
    EmDeeGee said:
    Here's one to add to the list of deals that are still valid: Da Vinci Pinball Machine is discounted to €0,99 as well, and has just lost its Nokia exclusivity.
    This pinball game was always at 99 (no matter the country) though :)
  • SpilnerSpilner798,365
    Posted on 27 October 13 at 01:24Permalink
    takuto neko said:
    EmDeeGee said:
    Here's one to add to the list of deals that are still valid: Da Vinci Pinball Machine is discounted to €0,99 as well, and has just lost its Nokia exclusivity.
    This pinball game was always at 99 (no matter the country) though :)
    Not at first launch but about a week later it dropped.

    Bought both Tiny Plane (WP) and Dream Track Nation (WP)
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  • Posted on 27 October 13 at 01:35Permalink
    Damn, I missed an opportunity for a load of free games.
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  • CONKER1182CONKER1182532,175
    Posted on 27 October 13 at 01:40Permalink
    I didn't get to Amazing Alex (WP) when it was free. Now they fixed it. DARN IT!!!!
  • LotrekLotrek234,138
    Posted on 27 October 13 at 02:31Permalink
    Got Amazing Alex and Star Wars 2, had all the rest.
  • PetrifiedPetrified1,009,835
    Posted on 27 October 13 at 03:45Permalink
    HolyHa1fDead said:
    If you downloaded any of these free games, then you risk getting a permanent Xbox Live gamertag account ban and loss of access to all your purchases, account balance, live membership and gamerscore. This is what happened to many people a few weeks ago when the prices of some Xbox 360 games showed up as free in certain regions.

    As many members of the TA community will point out, if the price is free and you download it then you know what you are doing is wrong and you are stealing.
    Please get your facts straight...
  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead538,929
    Posted on 27 October 13 at 05:04, Edited on 27 October 13 at 05:11 by HolyHalfDeadPermalink
    So Diaboliical said:
    HolyHa1fDead said:
    If you downloaded any of these free games, then you risk getting a permanent Xbox Live gamertag account ban and loss of access to all your purchases, account balance, live membership and gamerscore. This is what happened to many people a few weeks ago when the prices of some Xbox 360 games showed up as free in certain regions.

    As many members of the TA community will point out, if the price is free and you download it then you know what you are doing is wrong and you are stealing.
    Please get your facts straight...
    If you have some facts, then please share them.

    The fact was that hundreds of thounds of dollars worth of content went out the door and many people got Xboxes and accounts banned to send a clear message. Everyone said that since the free pricing was a slip up there would be no repercussions, and then there was. After that, many sites removed all information about "free content" slip ups to protect their readers and their reputation. The people who didn't get the free content told the people that did and got banned that it serves them right. No facts have ever been made public, there are pages and pages of speculation here - Console Bans

    Many people believe it is for creating an account in a region that you do not live in. Well what about the people who created an account and then moved to a different country (like myself)? At the time I had to either create a new gamertag or continue getting content from the marketplace of the country I no longer lived in. This included being able to download free games and content that weren't free or available in my new country! About a year ago Microsoft created a way to transfer your account to another country, but they didn't say if you download content from a country you don't live in you will get banned.

    I ask you this, is it worth the risk of getting your gamertag permanently banned for grabbing a few cheap games for free because of a pricing mistake? I used to say it was worth the risk because people have been doing it for years and nobody had been banned. Now that many people have been banned I would say it is not worth the risk but I say good luck to those who continue to take the chance.
  • SpilnerSpilner798,365
    Posted on 27 October 13 at 05:10Permalink
    facepalm WP games go free quite often and are not errors, they were all from one company and as someone said previously most likely a flash sale to promote their new games.
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  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead538,929
    Posted on 27 October 13 at 05:16, Edited on 27 October 13 at 05:29 by HolyHalfDeadPermalink
    Spilner said:
    facepalm WP games go free quite often and are not errors, they were all from one company and as someone said previously most likely a flash sale to promote their new games.
    There is a big difference between games that are intentionally free for a limited time and pricing slip ups. Free games will be publicised and promoted, for example when Angry Birds was free for two weeks - Windows Phone Release: May 1st, 2013 Pricing slip ups are errors and are not publicised, because what is the point of giving something away for free as a promotion if you don't tell anyone about it???

    There are also Xbox 360 games that are intentionally free for a limited time like Wreckateer, Haunt, Walking Dead Ep1. Then there are the Xbox 360 games that go free by error, like Daggerdale, Borderlands 2 Season Pass, Angry Birds Trilogy, Ikaruga, Halo 4 Castle Map Pack. But now people are getting into trouble for grabbing them.
  • SpilnerSpilner798,365
    Posted on 27 October 13 at 05:22, Edited on 27 October 13 at 05:23 by SpilnerPermalink
    They dont always advertise with WP, ive seen many a free flash kind of sale.

    Edit: Plus word of mouth is free and effortless to them so why bother making a big fuss saying look at our sale.

    Unnecessarily scaring people isn't needed though.
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