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XBL Sale Roundup: April 7th, 2015

  • Posted on 09 April 15 at 14:35Permalink
    Kanchanaburi said:Idiot developers who release DLC without achievements. Alien Isolation and the Crew are a prime example!Wow, you have one sad life. Achievements mean nothing, and I can only assume you spend most of your day obsessing about unlocking them because you have no real life achievements or goals.
  • Posted on 09 April 15 at 18:38, Edited on 09 April 15 at 18:39 by Antr0p0phagusPermalink
    Picked up the Shadow of Mordor season pass. That's a pretty good deal! I'm also thinking about picking up Mini Ninjas, but I'm not sure yet. Is it any good?
  • John5enJohn5en108,132
    Posted on 10 April 15 at 00:48Permalink
    any good cheap games on this list apart from rayman origins?
  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead504,709
    Posted on 10 April 15 at 04:47, Edited on 10 April 15 at 05:05 by HolyHalfDeadPermalink
    Elyoh said:Who sets the region prices, MS or the publisher? Kind of keen to know who makes all that extra money off those of us living down under laughAll prices are set by publishers. Games on Demand (rather than XBLA or add-ons) is where the problem lies, because physical copies of new games cost $60 in the US and $99 in Australia and GoD prices follow retail. It gets worse, because by the time a retail game is $30 in the US, it is still $99 in Australia. Since XBL discounts are (almost always) a percentage, 50% off $30 is a pretty good deal, but when you see $15USD vs $50AUD it sucks.

    The reason for high prices in New Zealand is because less games are sold so there are less on the second hand market. So the price for second hand remains high, and so there is no reason to reduce retail prices. That, and people don't use ebay in New Zealand.

    As an example, an 18 month old game such as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is $68NZD ($52USD) second hand from EB Games (still $99 new). I bet you could find that game for under $20 in the US.

    So when it was US $4.99 / AU $24.98 in last weeks XBL sale, despite costing 4 times as much in Australia, that was still a bloody good deal compared to the second hand price.
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  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead504,709
    Posted on 10 April 15 at 06:41, Edited on 10 April 15 at 06:49 by HolyHalfDeadPermalink
    MrZombieChicken said:There's a rumor that Microsoft will soon support 128GB USB sticks on the 360. I'll believe it when I see, but it sure would be nice if it was true.The rumor was almost correct, only it is support for 2TB being added - thank you Microsoft clap

    http://majornelson.com/2015/04/09/xbox-360-system-update-for...

    So glad I didn't buy that 500GB Xbox 360 drive, I can get a 2TB for the same price.
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  • matdanmatdan701,001
    Posted on 10 April 15 at 09:02Permalink
    Good news if true
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  • SlabbaSlabba171,139
    Posted on 11 April 15 at 01:15Permalink
    The Australian prices for the Rock Band 3 track packs have now been fixed by Microsoft.

    The Black Keys Pack 02 - AUD$2.72 (Gold) $3.27 (Silver)
    Ozzy Osbourne 8-Pack - AUD$6.72 (Gold) $8.07 (Silver)
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