May 11th 2009 9:48 pm PT

Fable II DLC: Win it before you can buy it

 

Want to get your hands on the Fable II Game Add-on See the Future before it goes on sale tomorrow? Keep an eye on my Twitter feed tonight where I’ll be posting codes to grab a copy for free. One catch though: You’ll need to guess what character the ? is on the code to win it. If you guess correctly, you’ll get a free copy of See The Future for free.

First and for free…what’s better than that?

Oh, you may want to familiarize yourself with my code FAQ while you wait.

 

 

Free By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Exu

    Well don’t tell everyone, you’ll make my chances even more remote! ;D

  • Arsenic13

    Ugh I dont even bother with these things. Majors cult like followers are all over these kind of things.

  • Telixion

    I roffle in the face of danger!

  • Major Nelson

    Here is one just for you guys to figure out:

    JP87?-YJR2B-W?V44-BXVP3-XQCBW

    Good luck ;)

  • Arsenic13

    Yea whats she said ^ Fix the guide. Its getting slower every week. Possible a cache issue? Maybe installing games to the HDD is affecting it.

  • EviL JerK

    Darn, I would give this a try since I’ve been meaning to play Fable 2 again, but I’d be lucky to even be able to view content details on the Marketplace, let alone download with the way my Live connection is going tonight. I have no idea what’s going on. :(

  • Arsenic13

    I give up on that code major.Its impossible guessin more than 1 “?” is impossible and it hurts.

  • Custom Casket

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  • litheon

    Custom Casket, you’ve made your opinion of the guide very clear and I’m sure it would be just short of impossible for Major Nelson or any other member of the Xbox product group not to see yours or others’ comments. So please stop spamming your opinion on every single blog post Major Nelson makes.

    Thanks,
    litheon

  • Shonk

    Can we go back to lucky dips atleast i stood a chance in hell of getting a code then
    these things are allways gone the second they are posted or to much work

  • shane86

    Glad to see I’m not the only one with slow guide issues. And as for the codes, I remember typing a code in in within a minute of it being tweeted, I guessed the letter right first time as well and It said code already used, so I don’t even bother any more.

  • AlexKokonas

    give us a hint on that last code major did anyone get it yet i could be here for an hour

  • IconicSoulJA

    @Custom Casket I applaud you in your efforts to be heard. Quite sad when apparent issues aren’t acknowledged. You then have to take drastic measures. That’s when people get angry and you get heard.

    You’d think that people at Xbox would be using the same guide and thus would have the same issues but it doesn’t seem that way.

  • Shonk

    You should see my guide i get 1min lockups all the time ingame

    supprised they didnt fix it within a few weeks of nxe coming out tbh
    nevermind ignoring it

  • A Place for Us

    I don’t like entering codes because I know someone gets there before me. :(

    My Xbox 360 has E74 and so it’s going to be a painful few weeks. :P

  • A Place for Us

    Yes, the guide does need A LOT of improving. We can’t even have backgrounds on it now and yet it is slower. I was thinking it would be kinda cool to make the guide translucent but I guess that’ll make it even slower. I would suggest working on some better methods of getting to run better in-game.

    There’s nothing worse when the match has just started in Gears of War and I’m still waiting around desperately hoping the guide pops back out.

  • MACPH1ST0

    So who got the code? After working through ALL those combos, I ended up getting the dreaded “This code has already been used”. :( BTW that was particularly EVIL of you putting in TWO missing characters, Major! Just for future reference, are there any alphanumeric characters that are NOT used in these codes?

  • MrManiacNF

    I got batch file made, all I need is the code, no matter how many “?” are, I click on 1 button, and BAM!!! it it trys all letters number that it could be……. I’ve given each slot a number, and I just tell it…. let slot 1 be anything.. boom, code is mine

  • IconicSoulJA

    For the code, I tried every same letter and number combo and nothing works.

  • Hawaiian c

    major you forgetting you posting it on the web by the time i get to log it in on 100 people are typing it in to bad you cant ask some one to make a bot that random pick emails, like how you do it on your sundays shows
    oh arsenic13 the catch is by ram some parts are on hdd then buff to ram but the catch has to redownload-rebuff the data meaning the work load “thats the phrase i was looking for yesterday” needs to be more simplify on the guide or its going to work to hard & too slow.. its the same issue they showed in the apple expo back in 2000 or 02 not sure, how pc catch buff there ram’s and i think its the same way x360 is doing the guide catch buffing..
    hay major i know but at least when i complain at least i try to help to solve the issue…

    i know its rom but i have habit of calling it ram.

  • votemarvel

    A great competition but a sod for those of us who work for a living and can’t sit at a computer all day.

  • MrManiacNF

    no, a to z, 0 to 9, but if you have bought as many points cards as me, you would see they do follow a format

  • MACPH1ST0

    Oh btw Major, if you’re going to put two missing characters in a code, could you at least tie it to a trivia question like Denny does to make it a little less… agonizing? And MrManiacNF, even with a code generator, it still takes time to try each one individually.

  • MrManiacNF

    I work, I’m a computer programmer

  • MrManiacNF

    no it don’t take much time when you have 3 laptops, and 2 desktops

  • MrManiacNF

    and there all quad cores

  • MrManiacNF

    and I access all from one, remotely via gigabit network

  • MrManiacNF

    It’s not a code generator, there’s 25 spots, I enter the ones I have, and one side runs the numbers with letter first to last, then the other, last to first, and the other takes the middle, total of 30 seconds, maybe.

  • IconicSoulJA

    LOL Good Luck to you MrManiacNF (that name suits you well). I try these codes for fun. Major’s codes aren’t as fun anymore due to they are too random.

  • MACPH1ST0

    So did you actually get the code, or are you just speculating at how great your little code program MIGHT be at getting it?

  • Hawaiian c

    maniac do you have to pose every 3 sec lol cheee give it some breathing room you worse the my niece text messaging

  • Swamp Thing 71

    Major it would be cool if you would let us know when the codes have been redeemed so we can stop trying to guess.

  • anthonycougar

    You can pretty safely assume that if you don’t get to try the code in first 30-60 seconds from it getting posted, it’ll be gone.

  • DarkGin87

    Custom Casket i noticed alot of you’re post and i agree with what your doing.

    The dashboard guide has been the same since we got NXE,the xbox team has not even said anything about if they are trying to fix the issues

    Litheon or Major even though most the topics get spammed about the dashboard guide wouldn’t it be worth it to us xbox consumers to be kept in the loop?

    All the spam would most likely drop if someone actually address the issue and spoke to the community about them and what xbox is doing about them

    Even if it something like “we have no plans to fixing the dashboard right now”

  • SpecOp3351

    Pfft…No point in these codes for me. I have to load up my 360, wait on the slow dashboard, go to redeem code, and by the time I’m there, someone already entered it on their PC because they are ‘of age’ to do so. And I turn 17 in a few more hours!

    I don’t like the age restrictions that Microsoft has set in place for the Xbox LIVE marketplace.

  • NeshyD

    Awesome Major, can’t wait to get my hands on it tomorrow!

  • lockmastah

    Dang, latest codes on twitter went fast! Major Nelson made it really easy to guess this time too, but I kept trying the less obvious characters. :(

  • Anonymous

    Love the free codes Major. Would be like to see mroe double or even triple ?s though. As with one it takes a whole .5secs for someone to get the code. Using cut/paste on my PC here and even gussing the correct alphanumbral on the first try can’t seem to win. I don’t gives a more fighting chance for us droogies. :)

  • MACPH1ST0

    Major, there’s gotta be a more fair way to distribute these codes. I was lucky enough to see your last code twitter when it only said “about a minute ago” and STILL it wasn’t soon enough to have a chance at getting it. So please either make it more difficult to get them or find a different way to distribute them so that more people actually have a real chance at getting one of them.

  • Major Nelson

    The team is always working on making performance better. We’ll continue to do this with ever part of the Xbox 360 / Xbox LIVE Experience.

  • Telixion

    How about you give away some of the codes with Fable trivia. Since this DLC is for the more hardcore fans of fable. The people that this is for will get it! like make a post of a question. first to answer correctly wins!! fun for everyone!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m fed up with that fable game corrupted save because of the 800 MSP pub game and now with one more unfair competition (I had completed 75% of the game).

  • Drunk Ste

    Just want to add my voice to the ever growing number of complaints about the guide freezing issues. I have about 20 seconds of freezing when trying to close the guide after having a quick look at my friends list, recent players or someone’s profile.
    While I’m complaining I’m also sick of having to wait over minute for the marketplace to display a list of downloads. It’s clearly an issue relating to the file size of your profile and its download history, a profile with a small file size and download history will list downloads in a matter of seconds.

  • MACPH1ST0

    Hey Major here’s an idea: save some of your codes and make random drawings for them in posts on here. You could do it by making a post with a drawing where the entry for it is simply posting a comment to it by a certain deadline. And since all the members here have to be registered now, you won’t have a flood of Anons just trying to get codes. And hey you could end up with some more regulars on here too that way, so it’s a win-win for everyone! :D

  • Drunk Ste

    Yeah I was thinking the same thing as MACPH1ST0, I never bother trying to get these codes because I know some sad fanboy’s will be there constantly hitting refresh on their browsers to get the codes before anyone else. Also seeing as these codes went up at about 5:00am UK time it pretty much denies anyone from Europe the chance of getting one.

  • SpecOp3351

    A drawing would be MUCH better.
    People that can use the marketplace via browser have the upperhand with Copy & Paste.

    That, or make it so people under 18 can use the marketplace via browser.

  • Anonymous

    Well the adjusting of age limits for purchases and otherwise isn’t going to change. Can pretty much not worry about that option.

    Anyways the codes are just throw backs and not offical contests. More or less MajorNelson doesn’t have to anything with them if he doesn’t feel like. I would doubt that he or anyone else at Xbox is going to take the time to worry about trivia or other works of such nature. For what is being done now with the codes is minimal in time taken from their own lives and work. Not saying MajorNelson or others couldn’t do trivia, but really I’d figure it would cause more problematic than what it’s worth.

    Just ramping the difficulty as I mentioned (adding more ?s) wouldn’t cause alarm with keeping the winner anon or ending up flame wars. I don’t know… I think some of us are asking for more than what these codes are really. There are some website that have been doing drawings and the like for exactly the same stuff. Ahh well, if MajorNelson or the rest of the crew wishes it they will do it… just wouldn’t fret too much if nothing changes.

    ps – wtg!! on 30k Major …about to get there myself playin’ some LostPlanet

  • L0rN

    FIX THE GUIDE

  • Leksman

    Major, will you post some more codes? :)

  • The chenry

    @ Custom Casket
    Major N. is on the XBL team, not the software gui time. Knock it off. You’re shrill shouting has no effect except to irritate and waste electrons.

 

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