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XBL Sale Roundup: September 29th, 2015

  • Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:16Permalink
    Am I right to assume if I buy the Shadow of Mordor GOYE I don't need to buy the seasons pass?
    wait.....what am I signing here?
  • xQuesooxQuesoo359,677
    Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:19Permalink
    Dwaggienite said:US$34.99 / £38.49 • Dying Light - 30% off
    US$12.00 / £20.00 • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - 60% off
    US$6.60 / £10.56 • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - 67% off
    US$8.00 / £12.80 • LEGO The Hobbit - 60% off
    US$12.00 / £22.00 • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - 60% off
    US$16.00 / £20.00 • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition - 60% off
    US$8.00 / £12.80 • The LEGO Movie Videogame - 60% off

    ONE OF THESE CURRENCIES IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER.

    Microsoft, you can shove those prices up your price-gouging arse.

    And for those that think I'm complaining about nothing? Let me illustrate the differences:

    Current exchange rate: £1 = $1.515
    US Prices - UK Prices in US$ - UK Price compared to US price in %
    US$34.99 / $58.31 / 166.6%
    US$12.00 / $30.30 / 252.5%
    US$06.60 / $16.00 / 242.4%
    US$08.00 / $19.39 / 242.4%
    US$12.00 / $33.33 / 277.7%
    US$16.00 / $30.30 / 189.4%
    US$08.00 / $19.39 / 242.4%

    These so-called 'sales' are where the UK are paying way more than double the amount than the americans in most of these listings.

    Microsoft... sort your shit out, because this is unacceptable. And don't hide behind the 'tax' excuse either. The tax is 20%. NOT 177.7%.
    Don't let the mods see this. They'll give you a million and one reasons why you're wrong. laugh It is ridiculous though if you see the figures. If there was set reasons why such games are more expensive here then why is the range of above percentages over 100%? It doesn't make sense to me. Would something like tax or other costs from various countries really cause some games to increase in price a further 100%? You need to think logically. What would cause a game to be nearly triple the price seriously?
  • Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:20Permalink
    Dwaggienite said:US$34.99 / £38.49 • Dying Light - 30% off
    US$12.00 / £20.00 • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - 60% off
    US$6.60 / £10.56 • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - 67% off
    US$8.00 / £12.80 • LEGO The Hobbit - 60% off
    US$12.00 / £22.00 • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - 60% off
    US$16.00 / £20.00 • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition - 60% off
    US$8.00 / £12.80 • The LEGO Movie Videogame - 60% off

    ONE OF THESE CURRENCIES IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER.

    Microsoft, you can shove those prices up your price-gouging arse.

    And for those that think I'm complaining about nothing? Let me illustrate the differences:

    Current exchange rate: £1 = $1.515
    US Prices - UK Prices in US$ - UK Price compared to US price in %
    US$34.99 / $58.31 / 166.6%
    US$12.00 / $30.30 / 252.5%
    US$06.60 / $16.00 / 242.4%
    US$08.00 / $19.39 / 242.4%
    US$12.00 / $33.33 / 277.7%
    US$16.00 / $30.30 / 189.4%
    US$08.00 / $19.39 / 242.4%

    These so-called 'sales' are where the UK are paying way more than double the amount than the americans in most of these listings.

    Microsoft... sort your shit out, because this is unacceptable. And don't hide behind the 'tax' excuse either. The tax is 20%. NOT 177.7%.
    Everything I've seen literally takes the US price, removes $ and replaces it with £. What's a new game over there? £60? Amiibo figures are £12.99.

    This shouldn't be new to you.
  • xQuesooxQuesoo359,677
    Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:22Permalink
    PixelJanosz said:Dwaggienite said:o Heres Jonny o said:+1 all the way. Thank you for doing the sums. Absolute rubbish the UK has their pants pulled down on these sales. I know we are not the only ones either but its getting beyond a joke.I agree. I might start making this a weekly occurrence and tweeting it each week to @MajorNelson and @Xbox. Hopefully if enough people retweet it they might pull their fingers out of their backsides and start treating the non-American countries much more fairly price-wise.I'd retweet you. This is bleeping unacceptable. Especially the Aussies get shagged up the backside with these discounts every single time. But even to EUR it's bleeping ridiculous."Shagged up the backside." laugh
  • PixelJanoszPixelJanosz167,498
    Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:27Permalink
    xQuesoo said:PixelJanosz said:Dwaggienite said:o Heres Jonny o said:+1 all the way. Thank you for doing the sums. Absolute rubbish the UK has their pants pulled down on these sales. I know we are not the only ones either but its getting beyond a joke.I agree. I might start making this a weekly occurrence and tweeting it each week to @MajorNelson and @Xbox. Hopefully if enough people retweet it they might pull their fingers out of their backsides and start treating the non-American countries much more fairly price-wise.I'd retweet you. This is bleeping unacceptable. Especially the Aussies get shagged up the backside with these discounts every single time. But even to EUR it's bleeping ridiculous."Shagged up the backside." laughI was trying to be slightly less inappropriate than my usual vernacular. Believe me, seeing this [EXPLETIVE DELETED] does NOT make that an easy task.
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  • Dr Tinus NLDr Tinus NL1,113,192
    Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:29Permalink
    do NOT buy toy soldiers war chest, this game is not completable. terrible game anyways
  • AhayzoAhayzo618,720
    Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:30Permalink
    May grab the sub-$10 Lego games on One, I can easily sell my physical copies for more than that.

    Catching ZZZs said:Am I right to assume if I buy the Shadow of Mordor GOYE I don't need to buy the seasons pass?Correct.
  • Angels Kill TooAngels Kill Too1,086,113
    Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:31Permalink
    Now all those fanboys can circle jerk while they save gotham laugh
    Get Hype, Bring the Noise!
  • DwaggieniteDwaggienite2,256,298
  • Watty8883Watty88831,737,357
    Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:33, Edited on 29 September 15 at 21:34 by Watty8883Permalink
    Vandel Buster said:Dwaggienite said:US$34.99 / £38.49 • Dying Light - 30% off
    US$12.00 / £20.00 • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - 60% off
    US$6.60 / £10.56 • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - 67% off
    US$8.00 / £12.80 • LEGO The Hobbit - 60% off
    US$12.00 / £22.00 • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - 60% off
    US$16.00 / £20.00 • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition - 60% off
    US$8.00 / £12.80 • The LEGO Movie Videogame - 60% off

    ONE OF THESE CURRENCIES IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER.

    Microsoft, you can shove those prices up your price-gouging arse.

    And for those that think I'm complaining about nothing? Let me illustrate the differences:

    Current exchange rate: £1 = $1.515
    US Prices - UK Prices in US$ - UK Price compared to US price in %
    US$34.99 / $58.31 / 166.6%
    US$12.00 / $30.30 / 252.5%
    US$06.60 / $16.00 / 242.4%
    US$08.00 / $19.39 / 242.4%
    US$12.00 / $33.33 / 277.7%
    US$16.00 / $30.30 / 189.4%
    US$08.00 / $19.39 / 242.4%

    These so-called 'sales' are where the UK are paying way more than double the amount than the americans in most of these listings.

    Microsoft... sort your shit out, because this is unacceptable. And don't hide behind the 'tax' excuse either. The tax is 20%. NOT 177.7%.
    Everything I've seen literally takes the US price, removes $ and replaces it with £. What's a new game over there? £60? Amiibo figures are £12.99.

    This shouldn't be new to you.
    Where has the dollars and pounds been directly swapped ? Someone needs to read again. A new physical release can be picked up £30-£40 BTW.
  • Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:35Permalink
    Jamiereloaded23 said:Those deals are pretty great if you live in the US, not so good if you live in the Uk/Europe, most of the games are much cheaper on the US marketplace with the various discounts, which I really don't understand to be honest.If you ask Microsoft they won't tell you. I know cause I did.
    Case Closed so don't debate it.
  • Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:37Permalink
    The US stay winning, the rest of the world, not so much.
    Case Closed so don't debate it.
  • Mark BMark B533,150
    Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:42Permalink
    Dwaggienite said:o Heres Jonny o said:+1 all the way. Thank you for doing the sums. Absolute rubbish the UK has their pants pulled down on these sales. I know we are not the only ones either but its getting beyond a joke.I agree. I might start making this a weekly occurrence and tweeting it each week to @MajorNelson and @Xbox. Hopefully if enough people retweet it they might pull their fingers out of their backsides and start treating the non-American countries much more fairly price-wise.Wouldn't @WB_Games be more use, I think they publish every game listed.
  • Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:44Permalink
    xQuesoo said:Dwaggienite said:US$34.99 / £38.49 • Dying Light - 30% off
    US$12.00 / £20.00 • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - 60% off
    US$6.60 / £10.56 • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - 67% off
    US$8.00 / £12.80 • LEGO The Hobbit - 60% off
    US$12.00 / £22.00 • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - 60% off
    US$16.00 / £20.00 • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition - 60% off
    US$8.00 / £12.80 • The LEGO Movie Videogame - 60% off

    ONE OF THESE CURRENCIES IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER.

    Microsoft, you can shove those prices up your price-gouging arse.

    And for those that think I'm complaining about nothing? Let me illustrate the differences:

    Current exchange rate: £1 = $1.515
    US Prices - UK Prices in US$ - UK Price compared to US price in %
    US$34.99 / $58.31 / 166.6%
    US$12.00 / $30.30 / 252.5%
    US$06.60 / $16.00 / 242.4%
    US$08.00 / $19.39 / 242.4%
    US$12.00 / $33.33 / 277.7%
    US$16.00 / $30.30 / 189.4%
    US$08.00 / $19.39 / 242.4%

    These so-called 'sales' are where the UK are paying way more than double the amount than the americans in most of these listings.

    Microsoft... sort your shit out, because this is unacceptable. And don't hide behind the 'tax' excuse either. The tax is 20%. NOT 177.7%.
    Don't let the mods see this. They'll give you a million and one reasons why you're wrong. laugh It is ridiculous though if you see the figures. If there was set reasons why such games are more expensive here then why is the range of above percentages over 100%? It doesn't make sense to me. Would something like tax or other costs from various countries really cause some games to increase in price a further 100%? You need to think logically. What would cause a game to be nearly triple the price seriously?
    As he included the tax excuse, I realy don't see why I or any other moderator will object.

    He's 100% correct Imo laugh
  • RhyoliticRhyolitic396,366
    Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:45Permalink
    Aren't there discontinued or unobtainables in the first two skate games? Thought I saw that, but may be wrong.

    Also, isn't the Lego Batman 3 Season Pass $15 on its own? The game plus the season pass for less than that is a fairly good deal IMO.
  • Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:50Permalink
    The discount on Castle Crashers haven't took effect for Greece!
  • xQuesooxQuesoo359,677
    Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:51Permalink
    Parallax Demon said:xQuesoo said:Dwaggienite said:US$34.99 / £38.49 • Dying Light - 30% off
    US$12.00 / £20.00 • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - 60% off
    US$6.60 / £10.56 • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - 67% off
    US$8.00 / £12.80 • LEGO The Hobbit - 60% off
    US$12.00 / £22.00 • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - 60% off
    US$16.00 / £20.00 • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition - 60% off
    US$8.00 / £12.80 • The LEGO Movie Videogame - 60% off

    ONE OF THESE CURRENCIES IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER.

    Microsoft, you can shove those prices up your price-gouging arse.

    And for those that think I'm complaining about nothing? Let me illustrate the differences:

    Current exchange rate: £1 = $1.515
    US Prices - UK Prices in US$ - UK Price compared to US price in %
    US$34.99 / $58.31 / 166.6%
    US$12.00 / $30.30 / 252.5%
    US$06.60 / $16.00 / 242.4%
    US$08.00 / $19.39 / 242.4%
    US$12.00 / $33.33 / 277.7%
    US$16.00 / $30.30 / 189.4%
    US$08.00 / $19.39 / 242.4%

    These so-called 'sales' are where the UK are paying way more than double the amount than the americans in most of these listings.

    Microsoft... sort your shit out, because this is unacceptable. And don't hide behind the 'tax' excuse either. The tax is 20%. NOT 177.7%.
    Don't let the mods see this. They'll give you a million and one reasons why you're wrong. laugh It is ridiculous though if you see the figures. If there was set reasons why such games are more expensive here then why is the range of above percentages over 100%? It doesn't make sense to me. Would something like tax or other costs from various countries really cause some games to increase in price a further 100%? You need to think logically. What would cause a game to be nearly triple the price seriously?
    As he included the tax excuse, I realy don't see why I or any other moderator will object.

    He's 100% correct Imo laugh
    I didn't mean all mods. Just some. Don't tell them though. Shhhhh!
  • Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:52Permalink
    Arkham Origins Season Pass for me. Anyone still playing the multiplayer on it? Looking to get the multiplayer achievements out of the way.
  • SteveDGamerSteveDGamer171,492
    Posted on 29 September 15 at 21:54, Edited on 29 September 15 at 21:54 by SteveDGamerPermalink
    Another World and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor for me.
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  • gobey17gobey17748,015
    Posted on 29 September 15 at 22:00Permalink
    Tempted by LOTR: War in the North, considering if the co-op is actually decent. Hmm...
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