Windows 8 and Windows Phone DOTW: Nov 21st, 2013

By litepink,
Now that the Xbox games library has grown on Windows 8, Microsoft has expanded their "Red Stripe Deals" to Windows 8. We haven't quite figured out yet whether we should be showcasing these deals separate from the Windows Phone offers. On one hand, they are two different platforms with different deals. On the other hand, they're both branded as "Red Stripe Deals", and run from Thursday to Wednesday. They also both feature the once unnatural phenomenon of earning achievements outside of the Xbox 360.

Without further ado, here are the Windows 8 and Windows Phone offers this week.

Windows Phone

Farm Frenzy 2 (WP) - $2.99/£2.29 $0.99/£0.79
If you think life in the big city is crazy, wait until you get a load of the country life in Farm Frenzy 2, while managing a wild and wacky farm!

The fun never stops as you grow grass, feed chickens, collect eggs and take your produce to market. From there, you'll spend the money you earn on additional buildings that produce exciting new products, including delicious steaks, tasty cakes and quaint down home apparel. You've got to stay on your sun-kissed toes, though, to keep the bears from tearing up your farm.
With tons of levels to complete, plenty of hidden gags to find and an empty shelf begging to be filled with trophies for outstanding achievements, Farm Frenzy 2 will keep you busy throughout the dog days of summer and long after the harvest!
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Windows 8

Reckless Racing Ultimate (Win 8) - $4.99/£3.49 $2.49/£1.79
Description
The ultimate edition of the acclaimed Reckless Racing top-down racer series is here and exclusive to Windows 8. Now bigger and dirtier than ever! Download the free trial today!

Race on a huge selection of road and dirt tracks, single and multi-player events, modded cars and trucks, and challenging game modes. Whether it's a muscle car in the dirt, a monster truck in gravel, or a dune buggy in the snow, if you can build it - you can race it.

Tweak, upgrade and customize your car collection as you level up in your racing career. Earn your place on the Xbox Leaderboards in both Career and Arcade modes.

Challenge your friends in a variety of multiplayer modes including 1 on 1 rally racing and fastest lap. Track your multi-player invites, and results on the go right on your Live Tile.

Buckle your seatbelts and prepare to get Reckless!

Features
•• Featuring 24 vehicles, 20 Career mode cups, 50 arcade challenges and over 150 customizable events!
•• Physics driven handling - Drift like a champ!
•• Play the free trial featuring 3 cup races, an arcade challenge and access to car upgrades!
•• Beautifully rendered hand-drawn environments.
•• Challenge your friends via Xbox Multiplayer
•• See how you stack up against the competition with Xbox Leaderboards
•• Earn gamerscore with Xbox Achievements
•• Touch, mouse/keyboard and USB Xbox controller support.
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Posts on this article have been added to a thread in the The Bargain Bin Forum.
  • Posted on 21 November 13 at 21:58Permalink
    finally dotw for win8.
  • V3ntilatorV3ntilator172,798
    Posted on 21 November 13 at 22:10Permalink
    Another repeating Win 8 deal.

    I bought this game in Win 8 for the same price awhile ago on sale, and its already on sale again?

    Atleast there is DOTW for Win 8. Too bad devs don't give a shit about Win 8. If we remove MS games, there isn't that much by other devs which is LIVE enabled.

    It can take up to weeks between a LIVE enabled game release in Win 8.
  • Posted on 21 November 13 at 22:19Permalink
    Reckless Racing is a great game
  • MaesenkoMaesenko276,942
    Posted on 21 November 13 at 22:25Permalink
    I'm normally not so cheap, but unless Reckless Racing is 400+ GS, that's too pricey to be competitive on PC.
  • Posted on 21 November 13 at 22:29, Edited on 21 November 13 at 22:30 by Blue n Gold EelPermalink
    M$ have fun discounting games that aren't available worldwide angry

    I mean I can download the Reckless Racing soundtrack for $1.70 AUS but I can't download the game, what an epic facepalm moment for M$. Windows phones are a complete joke.
    Eels Forever
  • Posted on 21 November 13 at 22:50Permalink
    Farm frenzy a good simulator? Or what can it be compared to?
    IT'S CLOBBERIN' TIME!!!!! BlaziNBuckwheaT
  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead469,054
    Posted on 21 November 13 at 22:51Permalink
    wiirule111 said:
    Another repeating Win 8 deal.

    I bought this game in Win 8 for the same price awhile ago on sale, and its already on sale again?
    I think you are getting your OS's muddled up ;)
  • Posted on 21 November 13 at 22:57Permalink
    Blue n Gold Eel said:
    M$ have fun discounting games that aren't available worldwide angry

    I mean I can download the Reckless Racing soundtrack for $1.70 AUS but I can't download the game, what an epic facepalm moment for M$. Windows phones are a complete joke.
    Reckless Racing isn't available on Windows Phone, only on Windows 8.
    Gamers have two hobbies: Playing games, and complaining about those games
  • MtldMtld1,307,061
    Posted on 21 November 13 at 23:00Permalink
    I have both games, and I recommend both.
    Great deal!
  • DarthGoose13DarthGoose13507,131
    Posted on 21 November 13 at 23:15Permalink
    NBA JAM is also discounted as is Tiger woods 12. 99p in uk (for WP7)

    Tiger woods has an unobtainable though.
    What the brown?
  • BreakingPad68BreakingPad681,009,967
    Posted on 21 November 13 at 23:15Permalink
    NBA Jam and some other EA Games are reduced, too
  • Posted on 21 November 13 at 23:24, Edited on 21 November 13 at 23:25 by Failure OnlinePermalink
    HolyHa1fDead said:
    wiirule111 said:
    Another repeating Win 8 deal.

    I bought this game in Win 8 for the same price awhile ago on sale, and its already on sale again?
    I think you are getting your OS's muddled up ;)
    Both of these games, on their respective platforms, were already on sale at least once.
  • Posted on 21 November 13 at 23:56Permalink
    Farm Frenzy 2 I've completed about 4 times now. Just because I like it. 99 cents is a good deal for it!
  • Posted on 21 November 13 at 23:59Permalink
    DarthGoose13 said:
    NBA JAM is also discounted as is Tiger woods 12. 99p in uk (for WP7)

    Tiger woods has an unobtainable though.
    Good find! Looks like Real Racing 2 is down to £1.99 in the UK as well (not sure on other regions).
  • YinYin959,537
    Posted on 22 November 13 at 00:00Permalink
    For once, I'm glad this game came back around as a repeat; I was in the hospital the last time this went on sale and didn't have a chance to pick it up.

    Sorry for others who have it already, I'm sure a new deal will be out soon enough!
  • V3ntilatorV3ntilator172,798
    Posted on 22 November 13 at 00:41Permalink
    HolyHa1fDead said:
    wiirule111 said:
    Another repeating Win 8 deal.

    I bought this game in Win 8 for the same price awhile ago on sale, and its already on sale again?
    I think you are getting your OS's muddled up ;)
    Nope. This is a Windows 8 game, and not WP 8. Its the second time it have been on sale now, and how could i confuse it when i already own it, and bought it for the same price previous time it was on sale?
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    Posted on 22 November 13 at 00:57, Edited on 22 November 13 at 00:58 by Permalink
    BlazinBuckwheat said:
    Farm frenzy a good simulator? Or what can it be compared to?
    Farm Frenzy 2 is great and lots of fun. Some missions are annoying but overall it's a fun game. The gameplay consists of tapping on items as they are produced from factories that you purchase based on profits. The more money you get the better the animals you can purchase. The one "tough" achievement is to gold all the missions. If real time strategy/simulator games aren't your thing then you might struggle with it. For $0.99 you can't go wrong, though. I suggest download the trial to see if you like it and then make a decision from there.
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    Posted on 22 November 13 at 01:48Permalink
    Reckless Racing Ultimate (Win 8) looks like a difficult completion, plus DLC for a W8 game?

    I've had windows 8 for about 7 months now and I've yet to play any of the games, anyone recommend and simple ones I could try out, (no platformers or puzzles though)?
    Let me find peace in my own heart and save me from my enemies.
  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead469,054
    Posted on 22 November 13 at 02:02, Edited on 22 November 13 at 02:03 by HolyHalfDeadPermalink
    wiirule111 said:
    HolyHa1fDead said:
    wiirule111 said:
    Another repeating Win 8 deal.

    I bought this game in Win 8 for the same price awhile ago on sale, and its already on sale again?
    I think you are getting your OS's muddled up ;)
    Nope. This is a Windows 8 game, and not WP 8. Its the second time it have been on sale now, and how could i confuse it when i already own it, and bought it for the same price previous time it was on sale?
    Sorry, because you didn't mention the game I thought you were talking about Windows Phone Deal of the Week: May 2nd, 2013

    I always wondered if Windows 8 games go on sale. Where is a good place to hear about Windows 8 sales? I am hoping for the Taptiles DLC, Adera DLC and Spartan Assault.
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