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XBL Sale Roundup: August 9th, 2016

  • wildwest08wildwest08729,640
    Posted on 10 August 16 at 05:15Permalink
    HolyHa1fDead said:
    vSully said:
    The Fall is on sale for $1.50. Noticed it randomly today as I was browsing the marketplace. I've heard good things and you can't beat that price.
    There are a few deals running since last week or longer, such as The Fall 85% off and MagNets: Fully Charged 40% off

    Since they haven't been officially announced, we also don't know when they will end.
    I bought the fall today and the sale was listed at like only 18 hours left until it ends. Buy it quick!
  • CBrip31CBrip3174,244
    Posted on 10 August 16 at 05:52Permalink
    Seriously piss off with NBA
  • Erik SeidelErik Seidel194,903
    Posted on 10 August 16 at 07:30Permalink
    Why are the sale links so dark blue recently? It really makes it a bit harder to read on the dark theme using a small screen.
  • acedawg4acedawg41,558,955
    Posted on 10 August 16 at 08:19Permalink
    Bust
  • FiveWizzFiveWizz297,670
    Posted on 10 August 16 at 08:34, Edited on 10 August 16 at 08:52 by FiveWizzPermalink
    vSully said:
    The Fall is on sale for $1.50. Noticed it randomly today as I was browsing the marketplace. I've heard good things and you can't beat that price.
    Started The Fall last night and it's most definitely worth the price. I'm having a lot of fun. It's a side scrolling platformer with puzzles and some shooting.

    With a guide it will take about 2 hours to complete. 4 or so hours without a guide.

    There are a few achievements which are somewhat tricky (or fiddly) and time based and if you miss it, it is unlikely you'll get another chance and will need to start the game again to obtain it. It will take about 20/30 mins using a guide to get back to those points (depending on which you miss). Just a heads up. and if you miss it again....you'll have to start again. Just a note for completionists.

    Edit: I have read that for a few of these you can quit to dash before a checkpoint to have another go but it can be tight.
  • matdanmatdan689,875
    Posted on 10 August 16 at 09:20Permalink
    CBrip31 said:
    Seriously piss off with NBA
    Pretty much this, that rubbish is always on sale like GTA V cash cards.
  • MasterpasjeMasterpasje318,234
    Posted on 10 August 16 at 12:07Permalink
    Even in a sale, those alternate costumes for Streetfighter 4 are so overpriced. These sale prices should at least be their regular prices.

    ScrotoBaggins22 said:
    I'd also like to add that the Darksiders 2 season pass is worthless
    Not only worthless, due to programming failures, the extra dungeons are literally unplayable.
  • Posted on 10 August 16 at 12:36Permalink
    Probably won't bother with anything this time around. Picked up Dishonored last week. I forgot what a great game it was.
  • Posted on 10 August 16 at 13:18Permalink
    Would love to see Dragon's Dogma and RE:ORC go Backwards Compatible. Maybe publishers should take a hint from the big sales spike that Red Dead got when it went BC.
  • Posted on 10 August 16 at 13:56Permalink
    Anyone know if the extra characters for SFxTekken are on sale too or are they usually 8$?
    Greta, fear the Kittens...
  • Posted on 10 August 16 at 14:43, Edited on 10 August 16 at 14:59 by EnigmaScorpioPermalink
    I know it was mentioned in last week's sales article that the sales are hard to read due to the color for people using the dark theme. Are you considering changing it back or did you decide to just blow off the feedback regarding that issue?
  • DelithDelith302,859
    Posted on 10 August 16 at 15:02Permalink
    The Fall is not on sale anymore. $9.99 cry
    Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.
  • TechnoTomatoTechnoTomato467,450
    Posted on 10 August 16 at 15:21Permalink
    At this point they might as well be giving away NBA, it seems to be on sale every bloody week.
    We're all mad here...
  • R1KM4NR1KM4N521,871
    Posted on 10 August 16 at 15:42Permalink
    Best sale we have had in a while. Picked up Destroy All Humans, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Good times!
  • ChewieOnIceChewieOnIce731,869
    Posted on 10 August 16 at 16:58Permalink
    EnigmaScorpio said:
    I know it was mentioned in last week's sales article that the sales are hard to read due to the color for people using the dark theme. Are you considering changing it back or did you decide to just blow off the feedback regarding that issue?
    Writers have no control over that sort of thing. It sounds like a Dark Theme bug so I'd recommend posting about it here to be seen by the right people.

    Dark Theme Bugs/Changes
    @ChewieOnIce | NewsHound | 'Please don't kill us.' 'Please don't make it so appealing'
  • Posted on 10 August 16 at 20:41Permalink
    Was hoping for Resident Evil 6 DLC to be on sale. Would have purchased the Capcom arcade cabinet if the DLC was on sale too. Full price, it's a pass.
  • MugenKairoMugenKairo248,046
    Posted on 11 August 16 at 09:37Permalink
    DmC: Vergils Downfall is a great DLC but I'll be damned i I'll ever be able to complete it... Very very tricky.
    'Life begins beyond the edge of your comfort zone'
  • Posted on 11 August 16 at 13:38Permalink
    Was hoping for Resident Evil 4 HD to be on sale, literally every other res game is on sale cry
    One does not simply stop playing xbox
  • AllgorhythmAllgorhythm284,420
    Posted on 11 August 16 at 14:39Permalink
    Darksiders II with DLC appears to be a good deal. Bear in mind that there is a discontinued achievement. This achievement was discontinued before and then restored. However, I believe that, currently, this achievement is now off again:

    Darksiders IIPay It ForwardThe Pay It Forward achievement in Darksiders II worth 22 pointsGift An Item To A Friend


    Also, if you are unable to obtain the above achievement, you also will not be able to get this achievement:

    Darksiders IIBFAThe BFA achievement in Darksiders II worth 43 pointsUnlock Everything
  • AllgorhythmAllgorhythm284,420
    Posted on 11 August 16 at 14:41Permalink
    twitchinmonkey said:
    Would love to see Dragon's Dogma and RE:ORC go Backwards Compatible. Maybe publishers should take a hint from the big sales spike that Red Dead got when it went BC.
    I'd rather see a remastered version of Dragon's Dogma for 8th gen consoles based on a port of the recently released Windows PC version.
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