December 22nd 2012 12:01 am PT

Countdown to 2013 Daily Deal Day 5: Tony Hawk PS HD 50% off

Tony Hawk's PS HD


Today, get Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD for 600 points.




Arcade, Deal, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Curtis Isabell

    dear MS.
    if you want someone who knows what a REAL sale is like, please feel free to contact me, I will work hard to make sure the gamers get deals, and in turn, more games are bought. Together, we can make gold members feel loved with better sales, and make xbox gold better then PSN+, and possibly better then steam.

    • Mik3t

      And yet here you are trolling as usual

      • Russell Gorall

        You are flaming.

      • Curtis Isabell

        how is it trolling again? I guess xbox is your first and only console if you think this is a sale, check out the steam website on like the first page you can see some awesome deals.

    • Jan Václavík

      Do you have experience negotiating prices with publishers or are you just one of those kids complaining about your allowance being too low?

      • Curtis Isabell

        all you would have to do is say you are now going to pricematch steam and psn, and then low and behold sales, glorious sales. I have a feeling it’s MS that doesn’t want the good sales, because it seems publishers love putting sales on steam and PSN has some good sales too.

        • Chris Grub

          You need to Google: Cost–benefit analysis.

          I agree with you but you don’t know what you’re talking about.

    • LCJalternative

      “better then…”?
      Error! Does not compute!

    • vivalajam26

      I actually think the LIVE one has been pretty good this christmas, much better than Sony’s one.

  • Steve Smith

    I probably should have waited to pick this game up, oh well. Great chance for those that don’t already have it to pick it up for some nostalgic fun. Also first.

  • Adrian Torres

    please have Banjo and Kazooie on sale soon!

    • CoreUndisturbed

      Yes, this! And not just Nuts & Bolts (I already have Nuts & Bolts), please put Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie on sale! Please!

      • Michael Košut

        it will be on sale. wait…. :)

        • dools

          And you have evidence to back up this claim?There’s no mention on Neogafs list(which has been 100% correct so far)of either Banjo-Kazooie or Banjo-tooie being on sale.Just Nuts & Bolts on the 29th

    • Lordy

      Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts [Games on Demand] will be on sale December 29.

  • John Smith

    i am dispoint

  • Alex

    These deals are terrible, Fez and Mark of the ninja were the best deals all year, but now they are gone

  • H0RIZ0N

    I wish I would of waited to buy this game, oh well.

    Picking up dust tomorrow and trials evolution on the 24th for sure tho.

    • Jeff Randall

      Is there a list somewhere with what’s coming up?

      • LCJalternative

        Google > Xbox Countdown to 2013 sale neogaf
        Should be the first result.

  • TheTruthHurts

    meanwhile, PSN+ put assassins creed 3 for $40 on their store( not the best sale but better then xbox sales) also counter strike GO is $7.50.

    • Trapper Yuvienco

      The deal for Assassin’s Creed 3 gold edition + AC:Liberation (for vita) for $60 is pretty great, though.

      • Curtis Isabell

        meh, its better then anything we will see on live but assassins creed titles are so short they drop down in price very fast, by march they will be sub $20.

        • LCJalternative

          OMG! I’ve already pointed out your error once. Yet you take no notice.
          Maybe you SHOULD work for Microsoft/XBL marketing team because you don’t seem to listen and take note either.

    • LCJalternative

      “…better then…”?
      That makes no sense, care to explain or do you not know the difference between words?

  • xPutNameHerex

    Guys, go easy on Microsoft. They clearly thought the world was ending yesterday and had to find a deal last minute when it didn’t.

    • fantomena

      Funny thing is, the game is also on sale on PSN, and still if you are not an PS Plus member, it’s cheaper than on Xbox LIVE.

      • Curtis Isabell

        really? thanks for the save… tony hawk proskater 2 was one of the best PS1 games.

        • Folltrace

          It’s not true. The XBL-version is cheaper.

          • Chris Grub

            Not if you live in Canada and have to convert 1400 points into $22 rounded down and still have a on par currency with the US.

            We bought your banks. TD stands for Toronto-Dominion.

  • Telltales

    Awesome deal. Been wanting to buy this :)

    • lahcoe

      For anyone else thinking of buying this, it’s not very good and you might consider spending those 600 points on a better game (of which there are many).

      • Russell Gorall

        I love the old real game, but the trial for this made the gameplay seem dated. Not sure how, but seems like it played better back then. That may be me thinking it had better gameplay than it did, not sure.

        • Rootbeer

          It DID play better back then…the poor framerate, off physics, and cruddy controls of this thing make it not a lot of fun. I really regret buying it. I picked up the old titles for the original Xbox and had a blast, though. They still have great gameplay.

        • kingcrusher

          What’s funny is that I run into this a lot. I’ll think back to the “glory days” and break out my old systems, and then play them for a few minutes and go “Hmmm… were much better when we played them in the past!” lol. They were still great and all, but the new stuff is definitely a step up. There are the exceptions, but they few and far between. If you want to have a greater appreciation for what we have now, break out the Atari Classics disc. Love the old stuff, but man, we got excited over those!? :-)

    • Hugoku

      I played the demo and ended up not very convinced.
      However, 600 msp is good enough for me.

  • E.Nich

    Today only one game on sale? At least tomorrow I will get Dust, maybe Deadlight if it’s priced 400MSP.

    • Rafal Napora

      How did you know Dust and Deadlight was going to be on sale today? :o

      • E.Nich

        Dude everybody (sort of) knows the complete list, it was leaked. Just Google “countdown to 2013 sales Neogaf”, and it should be the first link.

        • Rafal Napora

          Yeah I’ve already found it but thanks for your reply anyway.

          Not a very impressive list btw, at least to me.

          • E.Nich

            Well, that depends on the type of games that you like, but there are a lot of different genres to choose. It’s a good list for MS if we take into account that this year’s dotw’s has been very poor (do not enter into the steam page, everything’s at 75% off, pity that I don’t play through my PC) . I would like to see greater discounts and more GoD games in the list, they are only one day sales after all.
            I wanted to get Double Dragon Neon and Skullgirls 50% off but it seems I will have to wait for now.


    Just one title?

  • dools

    Why only one game today and on the 26th?Every other day has multiple items

    • Curtis Isabell

      walking dead 1 will be free the 25th~28th iirc.

  • lahcoe

    Following yesterday’s disappointing sale, Countdown To 2013 hits a new low.

  • Russell Gorall

    Waiting for Skyrim DLC on the 31rst!

  • Brenny Bren

    The revert pack should be on sale too :(

    • Hugoku


  • Fernando Coli Viotto

    Seriously? Just ONE game?
    Major Nelson did you ever though on moving to other department?

    • Lee Rayson

      It not him that comes up with the deals he just posts them on his blog for us to see

      • ElektroDragon

        Yeah but he’s the only connection we have to the powers that be.

        • Miller

          He’s a pathetic connection. Ignoring everyone.

        • Lee Rayson

          I understand that but some people seem to think that Major has the power over the deals so they rage on his blog. he could not bother to update his blog on the deals at all.

      • kingcrusher

        I have a lot of respect for the major. He’s always done a great job at being a middle person for the customer and microsoft. The big downfall of his and this site has been his reliance on Twitter. Twitter is a joke for an information site. People come to this site to leave feedback, see what’s new, etc. Instead we get about 10% of the postings we used to because Twitter must have a contract with MS or something because that’s all he uses now. I wish he’d get off Twitter and get back to being part of this site.

      • Fernando Coli Viotto

        He has the responsibility on taking all our feedbacks and pass along. Most part of the complains on this blgs is exactly because of the lack of sales and people asking for more opportunities to spend money.

        Myself and others always reading and posting here simply cant understand how, considering that all these complains were received and drive forward to however is responsible, in the middle of this sales season we have just a single game since these complains happens for months!

        As a GOLD member I received a ONE game promotion?

        We all want more transparency on the efforts of this gentlemen while communicating what we want to their teams and working FOR the community benefit and not againt it.

        I suggest all users here to start using twitter and facebook to actually say how bad you fell about bad deals, lack of promos, lack of feedback and whatever. It is obvioud that this blog isnt working for that purposes.

        • LCJalternative

          To be honest with you, you didn’t receive any discount as a Gold member as these daily deals are also available to Silver users.
          But I agree with most of your other points.

        • Lee Rayson

          This Blog isn’t for sales and promotions that’s why it doesn’t work when people complain, Major just passes the messages on to the marketing team and there either listen to him or not.
          Even if they gave us amazing deals every week for a year people would still find faults with it.
          I think this year I complained about maybe 4 to 5 deals only because of them being so poor but most the time I don’t complain just because i have whats on offer doesn’t mean someone else finds it a great deal for themselves
          One deal doesn’t mean it the end of the world(that was the other day)
          From the leaked list the best deal will be the walking dead sale on the 28th

  • Sinister Kahuna

    Microsoft really needs to sit down and rethink the entire pricing structure of LIVE. Titles listed over one year need to see steep, permanent price reductions. Titles more than two years old need to be discounted further still. LIVE *used* to be the best online gaming experience out there, now I’m not too sure. The quality of overall service on the other platforms have caught up to LIVE in a huge way. If LIVE subscribers don’t start seeing real benefits to paying for “Gold” as time goes on, they’ll gladly move to the other systems (obviously, duh!).

    Also, what in the world is going on with the “Metro” dashboard? It’s terrible, cluttered and awkward to say the least. It’s three steps forward and eight steps back.

    Ads should only be seen by “Silver” (free) members. Or at least make it selectable for “Gold” members via a checkbox nestled deep in a menu somewhere for the 10% that would actually bother to go and find it.

    As long as you’re going after a smartphone style interface, having the time and weather (selectable) in the upper right corner of the dashboard would be nice.

    Thankfully, I can still select my own image for my dashboard wallpaper. It’s convoluted to get there (of course), but it works. Could you please make the “frosted” white gradient selectable instead of mandatory? Thanks.

    After all this time, may I please now be able to copy my MP3’s/WMA’s directly to my 360’s hard drive instead of having to burn them as audio tracks onto a RW-CDR first? Yes, I know I can attach my MP3 player for each session, but that’s not the point.

    Being able to list prices low>high, high>low on titles would be great as well.

    As for the console coming after the 360, if it isn’t 100% compatible with my current library (on disc and downloaded), and have the ability to transfer my current titles to said new console… NO SALE. I won’t care what it can do or what the graphics look like, I won’t buy it.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love my Xbox 360! I own about 50 disc based games, and 90 downloaded titles…

    And as a poster mentioned a few days ago, “…and you don’t care”. Or at least that’s how it feels sometimes.

    Rant over.

    Happy holidays.

    • ElektroDragon

      I feel the same way you do, except I own about 350 disc based games and 250 downloaded titles.

      • Sinister Kahuna

        If I include all of my gaming systems I’m at about the same level, (maybe more, I’ve lost track, LOL). More than anything, I’m just glad someone saw my post.

        • lahcoe

          I saw it and concur. :)

    • Chris Grub

      This is very well written with great points. I hope the MS team actually takes a look at this. It’s free customer satisfaction advice.

      You know those surveys they send you about your XBOX Live experience? This is going to get copied and pasted into that every time.

    • LCJalternative

      Well they were told many times by many people in the dashboard beta how they could improve a number of things on the dash before it was released to everyone.
      Pretty much all of your gripes were discussed (adverts/time & weather/”frosted” background/prices low > high and lots more) but, they weren’t interested in any of it.
      Maybe some of the ideas will be developed in some shape or form given time, but, I wouldn’t hold your breath.
      Especially as they make more money from adverts & sponsors etc, than they do from actual Gold subscriptions.

      I completely agree with you on the compatibility issue, to thrust GoD, downloadable games and DLC down our throats to then just dismiss them (much like the original Xbox) would be a very bad move on their part.

  • ElektroDragon

    What a terrible deal today. And only one game? Blech!

  • Miller

    Wow Microsoft, you really shouldn’t have.

  • Lucky13X

    Tempting. But when it comes to these sales, I only purchase content when it is both 50% or more, and also less than 400 MS Points.

  • Chris Hofer

    I think I’ll pass on this deal since I already own Tony Hawk 1 and 2 on my Sega Dreamcast. I’d only be paying for HD graphics and the ability to play as my avatar.

  • Bennijin

    Seems you forgot the rest of the deals, Major. :p

    But yeah THPSHD isn’t very good imho.

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    lol why single this game out? the xbox 2012 summer of arcade deals are tomorrow the 23rd. wow lazy.

  • Liam Hope

    the main problem with all these daily deals, is that they aren’t advertised on the main part of the dashboard… talk about being hidden away. Another expert 101 from Microsoft in “How to shoot yourself in the foot” It’s almost like you don’t even want sales these days