The Bargain Bin

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XBL Sale Roundup: May 24th, 2016

  • Posted on 25 May 16 at 17:17
    xQuesoo said:Fucking hell Chewie, well played! toast

    Anyone else get tempted to buy games just because they're so cheap even though you've already got a backlog and have no intention of playing it for at least a long while? Happening more and more.
    Gave in to temptation myself: my list of unstarted games just increased by two: hello Dark Souls I and Dark Souls II!
    Not that I have time to play it all, but at such prices, I really had to grab both of them. I'm a real sucker for bargains, so I buy a lot of cheap games.
  • HermitXBHermitXB111,144
    Posted on 25 May 16 at 17:18
    ScrotoBaggins22 said:Xbox 360 sales suck, it's almost as if they want us to buy an Xbox One...What ? that is a great selection of games. You would have to be pretty ungrateful to think the 360 sales are rubbish.
  • ALollzALollz542,906
    Posted on 25 May 16 at 17:37
    So glad I just bought a new 360 the other day. Probably 10-12 games I'm going to pick up
  • OxymorfiendOxymorfiend399,165
    Posted on 25 May 16 at 17:54
    Bought Borderlands Pre Sequel season pass but I can not get it to download!? Anyone else having this issue with downloading?
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    Posted on 25 May 16 at 19:05
    Well there goes that $50 I had sitting on my account. laugh
    I'm always willing to help other players boost achievements even if I already have them. Just ask!
  • ukinsproukinspro1,327,057
    Posted on 25 May 16 at 19:06
    TurtleHermit0 said:ScrotoBaggins22 said:Xbox 360 sales suck, it's almost as if they want us to buy an Xbox One...What ? that is a great selection of games. You would have to be pretty ungrateful to think the 360 sales are rubbish.Yeah sure great collection to someone like you who has played hardly any games, in your position hell I'd probably think the same.

    If it was based on quantity not quality then yeah great sale, but based on quality - It sucks big time.

    Any game that was free with GWG is not good at £2.99 or even 99p. Many of the other games you can pick up a hard copy at comparable or cheaper price. There are a few exceptions but that list on its own is piss poor.

    Until people stop buying these shit deals, we will never get a truly great sale of original titles
  • ChrisLemsPaChrisLemsPa210,639
    Posted on 25 May 16 at 20:23
    I think I'm going to be blowing some money on these. Particularly excited about the Dead Island games and the Transformers games. Been wanting to play those for a while.
  • gobey17gobey17789,765
    Posted on 25 May 16 at 22:09
    Has anyone got any opinions on how good Puzzle Quest is at all? The reviews on the site are a bit flimsy and I was just wondering how it holds up today.
  • Posted on 25 May 16 at 22:40
    Wait, Tales of Vesperia for how much????


    SOLD!!!!!
    The new dashboard sux!
  • Posted on 25 May 16 at 22:50
    ffs I paid full price for the AotA-DLC 2 weeks ago -.-
  • AGGT002AGGT002116,383
    Posted on 25 May 16 at 23:00
    ChewieOnIce said:vegansound said:BonnieTheBigVig said:vegansound said:Does anyone know how I can get NBA JAM even if I don't live in the US? Is there any method using my main account, and not creating an US one? As the game is backwards compatible, I tried putting my console settings to USA and English, but it doesn't work.

    Too bad we can't have this game elsewhere than in the States...

    Thanks!
    I have it and I am in Australia. The price guide above has the game in US $, GBP, Euro and AU $.
    Yes, I don't know if it's a mistake for the Euro thing, but in France we can't. On the French Marketplace, we only have a video to download for this game, nothing more. I tried changing xbox.com to Australia region or other, but even if I can see the price, it says that it's not available in my region...
    We use Ireland as the Euro zone for pricing and it's available there so maybe try that?

    https://marketplace.xbox.com/en-IE/Product/NBA-JAM-On-Fire-E...

    To actually purchase it you may need an account with billing details setup for that region though. I don't know if you can cross-region buy things even if the currency is the same.
    I have bought many US games that were not available in my region. What i have to do is on a computer, go to xbox.com, sign in and after that set the page to english united states. then on a different tab i go to microsft store online and set that to US. Buy a gift card for the amount you want to spend plus tax. then head back to the xbox.com page and redeem the gift card and purchase the game. wont guarantee it but it has worked for me.
  • MasterpasjeMasterpasje357,534
    Posted on 25 May 16 at 23:06
    gobey17 said:Has anyone got any opinions on how good Puzzle Quest is at all? The reviews on the site are a bit flimsy and I was just wondering how it holds up today.Puzzle Quest 1 is a gem of a game. It's fun, it's vibrant, it has great music, it has quite a big campaign and plenty of sub-tasks to do. The now super-cheap dlc adds even more to the experience.

    In case you're not familiar, these games are basically Bejeweled-type of matching games where making matches builds up bars to perform skills that either directly damage your opponent or messes with the board, setting up long combo chains that give you even more energy for skills.
    It's very intuitive and easy to get into.
    You start off with a small number of pre-selected skills but you'll learn a truckload of new skills along the way, and it's especially fun to find all sorts of great combinations. The possibilities are endless.
    The only negative I can think of is that, the farhter you get in the game, the easier it becomes. At some point, you're just way too strong for the AI and the challenge is gone.

    Puzzle Quest 2 is a...passable game on its own, but a wreck when compared to PQ1.
    Basically everything apart from the very base gameplay was taken out, and you get an incredibly uninspired, bleak, soulless experience in return.
    (The monster art is nice though...if that counts.)

    If you're on the fence, definitely give PQ1 a try!
    I can only recommend PQ2 to those that really love this genre, but even then, it's mostly a painful reminder of everything that's done worse than in the first game.
  • gobey17gobey17789,765
    Posted on 26 May 16 at 00:10
    Masterpasje said:Yeah, PQ2 I haven't read anything good about it so I probably won't ever play that.

    Someone told me PQ had a lot of luck to it with the battle system and the AI suddenly defeating you when they are losing, so he didn't recommend the game which made me skeptical. But I may consider it so thanks! :)
  • HermitXBHermitXB111,144
    Posted on 26 May 16 at 00:21
    ukinspro said:TurtleHermit0 said:ScrotoBaggins22 said:Xbox 360 sales suck, it's almost as if they want us to buy an Xbox One...What ? that is a great selection of games. You would have to be pretty ungrateful to think the 360 sales are rubbish.Yeah sure great collection to someone like you who has played hardly any games, in your position hell I'd probably think the same.

    If it was based on quantity not quality then yeah great sale, but based on quality - It sucks big time.

    Any game that was free with GWG is not good at £2.99 or even 99p. Many of the other games you can pick up a hard copy at comparable or cheaper price. There are a few exceptions but that list on its own is piss poor.

    Until people stop buying these shit deals, we will never get a truly great sale of original titles
    I have played plenty of games, just because my profile on here has a small number of games, don't assume i haven't played that many. There are plenty of quality 360 games here, and you would struggle to find cheaper disc versions of many of these games.
  • MasterpasjeMasterpasje357,534
    Posted on 26 May 16 at 01:26
    gobey17 said:Masterpasje said:Yeah, PQ2 I haven't read anything good about it so I probably won't ever play that.

    Someone told me PQ had a lot of luck to it with the battle system and the AI suddenly defeating you when they are losing, so he didn't recommend the game which made me skeptical. But I may consider it so thanks! :)
    There is always a little bit of luck involved (part of the nature of these games), but its deciding impact gets reduced with clever use and setup of your skills.
    This is where it differs from, say, Bejeweled where it's only about luck.
  • Posted on 26 May 16 at 02:12
    ChewieOnIce said:vegansound said:BonnieTheBigVig said:vegansound said:Does anyone know how I can get NBA JAM even if I don't live in the US? Is there any method using my main account, and not creating an US one? As the game is backwards compatible, I tried putting my console settings to USA and English, but it doesn't work.

    Too bad we can't have this game elsewhere than in the States...

    Thanks!
    I have it and I am in Australia. The price guide above has the game in US $, GBP, Euro and AU $.
    Yes, I don't know if it's a mistake for the Euro thing, but in France we can't. On the French Marketplace, we only have a video to download for this game, nothing more. I tried changing xbox.com to Australia region or other, but even if I can see the price, it says that it's not available in my region...
    We use Ireland as the Euro zone for pricing and it's available there so maybe try that?

    https://marketplace.xbox.com/en-IE/Product/NBA-JAM-On-Fire-E...

    To actually purchase it you may need an account with billing details setup for that region though. I don't know if you can cross-region buy things even if the currency is the same.
    Its disappointing you are having trouble getting access to it. Its a fun game. I am about halfway through road trip mode currently. Dont think I have what it takes to finish it though. Im more of a sliders manipulator in my sport games. haha
    Notorious V.I.G.
  • Anthony AjaxAnthony Ajax136,892
    Posted on 26 May 16 at 02:35
    Is this Transformers bundle composed of the good games? I've heard many of them aren't good, but two of them are. Are the two in this bundle the good ones?
    Halo 2 RIP 4/15/10.
  • ChewieOnIceChewieOnIce902,058
    Posted on 26 May 16 at 06:19
    Anthony Ajax said:Is this Transformers bundle composed of the good games? I've heard many of them aren't good, but two of them are. Are the two in this bundle the good ones?Yes those two are the decent ones
    @ChewieOnIce | NewsHound | 'Please don't kill us.' 'Please don't make it so appealing'
  • TangerineGamerTangerineGamer1,327,066
    Posted on 26 May 16 at 08:50
    LEGO Indiana 2 and Toy Story 3 bought, never in stock at the rentals place and disc versions are still way overpriced
    Yours sincerely, TG
  • Th3 TaterTh3 Tater198,876
    Posted on 26 May 16 at 10:06
    Midnight Club: LA includes the DLC now. (I grabbed it to replace a disc that won't read.)
    Tater
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