December 17th 2013 10:06 pm PT

Countdown to 2014 Daily Deal Day 2: 2D Modern Classics

Today only: save big on these modern classics in the 2D platforming genre.

     

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Terraria Arcade 67%
Fez Arcade 75%
Spelunky Arcade 75%

Don’t forget – over two dozen games are on sale all week. Check out that list here.

Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Nathan Smith

    Hmmm

    • マリオ

      More like “eh”

  • Stas

    First day was better.

    • マリオ

      Day 2 has to be lackluster when TWD Season 2 Episode 1 is released.

      • Stas

        Not in my country (Russia) ((

  • Stoneysilence

    Cool, already bought Terraria earlier this evening. Will have to get Fez too!

  • Some Guy

    Wow, I didn’t think it was possible but this is worse than the first day.

    • Does Not Equal

      You’re gonna whine every single day for the next two weeks, aren’t you.

      • Some Guy

        I’m a consumer in a capitalist country so I can do as I please.

        • KesMonkey

          Yes, you can. But there are so many of us that would appreciate it if you didn’t.

          • Some Guy

            Like I care what you’d “appreciate.” I’m granted freedom of speech without persecution. You must be a communist.

          • Michael Burden

            LOL @ “Some Guy” who doesn’t understand the concept of Free Speech and the limits of it. “Free Speech” in the Bill of Rights only protects you from government censorship (and then only to a certain point), posting on sites owned and operated by a private entity are in no way protected. Say what you will here, we are free to “persecute” you as much as permitted as well.

          • Some Guy

            Whatever communist. I bet you voted for Tsar Obama too. This is ‘merica, we shoot people like you then eat bacon.

          • Michael Burden

            You are hilarious with your ignorance and lack of intelligence. FYI, the Tsar/Czar of Russia and his family were all killed by Lenin and Trotsky in the Communist revolution so there were no legitimate claims left to the government or anyone to rally behind in a counter-revolution – in other words they were the enemy of Communism.

            Maybe you should actually read more instead of trotting into adult topics you haven’t the intelligence to participate in.

  • Pasajero82

    Really?

  • AnEternalEnigma

    Don’t support Phil Fish.

    • Dylan McCrae

      It’s a rad game. You’re missing out.

    • Citizen3rased

      he might be a jerk, but the game is good.

    • Marcus Roof

      why? because he engages in silly twitter wars with random trolls? it’s fantastically entertaining to watch. how exactly does that affect you? game was great.

    • avi

      i normally would buy games regardless of what the devs do or say, but in this case, phil fish is just an arrogant, bad-mouthing, and disrespectful guy.
      he thinks nothing of his co-workers, bashes japanese devs, and hates everything xbox.

      I don’t think I could ever support anyone like that through a purchase of his or her game.

  • Dylan McCrae

    I couldn’t even access the first days sales… through my Xbox anyway. Anyone else in Australia having this problem?

    • klint05

      Yeah…noticed some issues last night too, which was separate to my other issue, of not being able to purchase anything from xbox for the last 8 days, and support have no idea why :(

      Think it’s time to cut ties with the xbox…bring on SteamOS / controller :)

      • wuzup916

        Damn it been 10 days since i was able to buy anything too,. Xbox support don’t have a clue, maybe the 6th time talking to them will be the charm

        • klint05

          Good to know I’m not the only one….in fact, just noticed the support forum is full of guys not being able to purchase due to “problem with the account” or “unable to authorise payment”.

          Great timing…not…

        • Riddick Snipes

          Forget support. They couldn’t tell u anything. Even if they did it would be rubbish. What you gotta know is that ms know about it and at the mmoment don’t seem to care. This happens a lot with sales. The USA is fine ( cause their population is higher ). So ms make damn sure they getting it all working fine for them. Just hope they fix it b4 the next days sale starts. Here’s hoping.

          • Riddick Snipes

            Just checked again and sales r up. Aus dollars. $55 for FIFA 14. $23.78 for rise of the guardians. $27.98 for BioShock infinite. $73.66 for NHL14. Wow what a sale. Ms where are your thumbs……I can’t see them.

    • Riddick Snipes

      Yes happening for me too. I’m in Sydney and I can’t get any of the sale pages to load without an error pop up. So impressed.

  • Jared

    lol 3 games fail

  • Jared

    i like to see SR4 Aging on sale that well be nice.

  • rhooper

    It would be nice to have the whole list in advance… so we could already set our budget according to what we would like to get.

    Anyway, Spelunky and Fez are great games.
    I’ve never played Terraria, though…

    • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      if everyone had the info in advanced they only spend on the days there interested in, this way people will impulse buy and likely spend more

      • m1nh0ca

        Thinking about the commercial point of view, that’s the spirit.

        But some people, me included, don’t have / want a credit card or PayPal attached to the account to make a quick purchase.

        If we rely on prepaid cards, we have the risk to keep lots of unused credits (which will expire at some point). Or we could buy a lower amount… and would need to keep re-buying them over and over again. Or be lucky enough to use exactly the credit we bought.

        In short: it’s a lottery!

        • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

          it a business they don’t sell to be generous and think of us poor cheap gamers, they want to make money

      • InfernoShade

        One of the few people who understand business. Kudos.

      • Some guy

        That’s the idea but it’s a pain for people who actually have a fixed budget and it just hurt the games that get discounted later.
        If i spend my 20$ before the last day, it mean everything after is getting ignored. Talking of that, only 10$ left so I probably won’t finish the week.

    • avi

      lol but it’s more fun this way..
      the suspense..

    • ImTheMetalLord

      You must not like surprises. LOL But I do understand….on my limited budget it’s hard to know whether I should buy today or wait till tomorrow. Hmmmm almost like gambling and I kinda like that. So I’m in for the way they do it. Bring on tomorrow. I’m in a holding pattern so far!

      • AC130

        Except the last time they did this kind of thing the last day turned out to be a whole bunch of overpriced GonD.

  • striga

    I’m in for Fez and Spelunky (to add to my backlog of games). Both games are just about at the 90% mark on Metacritic, and I’ve been wanting to play Fez for awhile.
    I love reading the comments at this blog; I bet if someone designed a video game based on complaining it would be a massively downloaded demo and a critical hit, but only about three people of its target audience would buy it — until it was discounted at 95% off.

  • Does Not Equal

    That’s fascinating.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      i can tell that you are not being sarcastic.

  • DoGi

    3 XBLA games (Great games though) only for today? Realy?
    I think,after the release of Xbox One and the fact that all this XBLA (360) will not be ported to Xbox One,you should provide many more XBLA titles for 50%-80% discount!Before we all will move on to PS4 or Xbox1

  • Dave Hurt

    Already have all 3 of these games but credit where it is due, good bargains if you don’t already have them.

  • マリオ

    I’m ready for Day 3,

    • ImTheMetalLord

      LOL….no doubt! These are great and yesterdays were great but I passed and looking for the next deal.

  • Lloytron

    Whoever put Fez as a “2D Modern Classic” didn’t really understand that game.

  • vivalajam26

    Been meaning to pick up Fez guess I have no excuse to not get it now…and let it just sit on my Hard drive.

  • Jason Hoff

    Did Fez ever get fixed? I seem to remember there was some kind of bug that could corrupt your save or something. That Fish refused to fix it due to MS charging 20 grand, but now the fee is gone. Did he ever fix the game?

    • m1nh0ca

      I don’t know if they fixed, but I played it for hours over hours, got 200/200 G and didn’t have any problem.

    • E.Nich

      It was patched long time ago.

    • ZappyKins

      He announced he was going to fix the problem. I do not know if it has happened yet though.

      • Andrew Falkenhan

        Phil Fish never went through with a second patch because of that fee. He also kinda had a hissy fit over some people criticizing him and canceled the second game.

        • mcmax3000

          After it had been discovered that Microsoft dropped the fees for patches, he said he was going to do the second patch, but that was before said hissy fit, so I don’t think it ever actually happened.

          • Hugoku

            After it dropped that Microsoft happened to patch the fee, he was going to say patch the second, but before that he had a fitty hiss so i don’t think it ever happened to think.

        • ZappyKins

          The policy was changed something like a month or two before his fit. Only made public recently.

          While his fits are entertaining, he really should fix it. All it does it hurt his own sales and people who want to play the game and get stuck.

      • StormRaging

        After MS announced they were dropping the patching fees, Phil Fish said he was going to release the final patch but that was before he got mad at the internet and had a hissy fit.

        • ZappyKins

          Well, it wasn’t going to cost him anyway, he just seemed to want have a hissy. As the policy change was like a month or two before his outburst. While it was only made public fairly recently.

          But perhaps he didn’t realize it and his fits are at least entertaining.

    • Karl Standen

      There was no title update or patch that downloaded when I launched the game so I am unsure the only game that had a title update was Terraria.

    • Michael Burden

      He did patch it, but that patch ended up breaking more things than it fixed so it was removed. Fish then refused to patch the game again (even though it was his fault in the first place) because he didn’t want to give up any of his profit to fix the game again – we have no idea as to what the actual cost was for certification but I doubt it was nowhere near that amount for a $10 arcade title. Microsoft was even on the record stating they would have worked with him on the fee.

      Then after Microsoft removed the patch/certification fee requirement he announce he would work on the patch again. He was then ridiculed by some critic/online commentator, threw a hissy fit online, cancelled the just announced Fez 2 and said he was leaving the business – one can only assume any plans for patches also went out the window at that point.

      All that makes me regret supporting the game in the first place.

      • マリオ

        I hope more people read this and avoid Fez.

      • evilfangs .

        He sounds like a right douchebag. Kind of glad he has quit gaming.

        • Some guy

          He won about 5 prizes just for the concept of the game 5 years before it got released, I guess it happen when people keep throwing prizes at you for no reason.
          Also there’s a free flash game that’s almost exactly like Fez, Sky Island if you still want to get the feel of the game.

  • Volitar Prime

    The sale link on the dashboard for UMVC is broken. It just takes us to the DLC for the older MVC.

    • DawaBnu

      That’s because it is the same DLC for both games, as you can state reading the DLC description. For example, Jill DLC says: (Note: If purchased, this content will also allow you to enjoy using Jill and her alternate costume in UMvC3.)

      • Volitar Prime

        But it is linking to the shadow battle DLC for MVC which doesn’t work with UMVC and doesn’t even have the main UMVC game. It is simply linking to the wrong section of the marketplace (the MVC DLC page instead of the main UMVC one).

        • マリオ

          Well, that’s why you can do manual searches.

    • KesMonkey

      Look more carefully and you’ll see that one of those pieces of DLC isn’t actually DLC at all.

  • Karl Standen

    I bought Terraria and Spelunky because of TotalBiscuits reviews and i’m so glad I did they are amazing games and at these prices they are a steal :) Can’t wait for day 3 it’s like getting a present everyday lol

    • TonyLN

      Both amazing games!

  • Virualboy

    Well I didn’t win a xbox1 at mcdonalds yet but I did win the game “The Maw”

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    i don’t know why, but since i got my x1 i haven’t even wanted to buy any 360 games even at the lost cost. just hurry up and put some cheaper “arcade” games on the x1 please.

    • Some guy

      That’s understandable since you can’t play them on your xbox one anyway.

  • http://instasynch.com/rooms/asstube CoonDaddy

    Almost threw up this morning at the site of FEZ

    • Marcus Roof

      so you went to the “site” for FEZ?

      • http://instasynch.com/rooms/asstube CoonDaddy

        Go back to canada phil.

        • Marcus Roof

          will do…

  • IvanCD(MaidenLOKO)

    I played a bit of spelunky. Don´t know if I could give you a perfect feedback of the game though. If you like a good challenge it´s a great option. If your not a patient guy then I think you´ll suffer a bit. Terraria I can´t tell y once I didn´t play it yet. But, at these prices the three games are worth.

  • Nexures

    woooow ! arcade games for sale. i caaaant wait to waste my money on it ! said no one ever -.-

    • AdaptorLive

      They’re some of the best indie games ever made and excellent games in their own right. Many people will love ‘wasting’ money on these good deals.

      • Nexures

        OR ! get them for free on pc…

  • AdaptorLive

    Spelunky and Terraria are like the 2D equivalents of, respectively, Dark Souls and Minecraft, in terms of ‘feeling’. They’re very different from eachother. Maybe that helps with your choice :p

  • fundcappy

    i think it’s finally time to buy spelunky.

    • Death Dealer

      It’s hard though…

      • BobbyMcBrown

        Well then I guess they’ll just have to remove the game from the servers. Thanks for your input, Death Dealer!

    • Fred

      Already have Fez, but will pass on Spelunky and Terraria. Don’t really enjoy games that are punishingly difficult (N+/Super Meat Boy) anymore, and World-Building/Crafting games aren’t my thing.

    • fundcappy

      Glad that I bought it. I’m definitely dying a lot but it’s very fun. And once you open the shortcuts you don’t have to play from the very beginning. I wouldn’t say it’s as difficult as Super Meat Boy (so much rage) but it is quite challenging

  • http://attitudeforgains.blogspot.com/ Graeme Norval

    These are big discounts on three fantastic indie platformers. The fact that a lot of people are still complaining shows how ridiculously entitled a lot of gamers have become.

    • ImTheMetalLord

      I could not agree more. If I could have gave you 100 likes I would have.

    • Guest

      These games are great and it’s mostly PSN Plus’ fault that gullible people behave this way. It’s massively devalued the industry, even worse than Steam’s huge deals.
      I’m not against getting bargains, but dumping many games at massively cut prices tends to make this waiting game a habbit for certain people and you’ll see them waiting for the deals instead of buying them full price to support the developers that made the wonderful games they like.
      Onto the Junk pile future where you’ll get to rent many more mediocre games with smaller budgets because of this.

      • Fred

        I think you could also blame mobile platforms like the iPhone. When tons of games are 99 cents or event free, nobody wants to pay full price for just about anything.

        Truth is, there are simply far, far too many games available these days. Even if most are not great, there is just so much content that you can play demos or freebies and “turn the channel” to something else.

        I’ve often wondered why MS doesn’t release some games on sale day 1, then go to regular price after a few weeks. Save the big sales like this for games that have long since fallen off the radar.

      • Some guy

        Meh, it’s not even psn or steam in this case, every games in retail gets price drops and it never happen on the xbox marketplace.
        Should I get Just released brand New Game 5: now with more DLC for 60$ and 40$ of DLC or should I get one of the 500 different 2 year old brand new game with no DLC or season pass for 5$? I’ll just get the cheaper one with no DLC.
        Now, I still buy games on day 1 to support a few publishers, but that happen twice per year.

  • chilevideo

    Includes minecraft offer some day?

  • H0RIZ0N

    It’s better buying games like these on steam.

    • Melvin

      Steam has no cheevos, f steam.

      • Melvin

        Even when cheevos don’t apply. Even when your computer hasn’t been updated in six years. Even when you have never finsiehd Shadowlands. Where the heck is Half Life Episode 3 , anyway.

      • H0RIZ0N

        Steam does have achievements.

  • guy

    Don’t let Phil Fish get in your way of purchasing Fez. Great ambience. Music is great, Art style is as well. For this price you can’t go wrong.

  • Toastwithbutter

    Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack for Borderlands 2 is free now

    • マリオ

      Sucks that just about everyone already purchased it or got it free with the season pass. I don’t think too many people are really going to benefit from it.

      • Toastwithbutter

        Yeah, though it’s still a nice way to get people to experience what comes with the season pass at no cost, and maybe that’ll get some to buy the hole season pass

  • Virualboy

    Nintendo is Currently Dominating JapanJust in case you missed the Media Create Charts this morning, Nintendo sold more than 200,000 units of hardware this past week. The 3DS sold over 181,556 units. The Wii U picked up 74,903 units, while 14 Nintendo titles charted in the top 20. Super Mario 3D World pushed another 57,862 units. Showing that Mario games always sell for long periods of time. While GungHo’s Puzzle and Dragons Z moved 543,630 units. More details below.
    Dont count Nin out until Nin stops making games

    • Does Not Equal

      That’s truly useful information here. Truly.

    • マリオ

      Nintendo can do all it wants. I haven;t been really into Nintendo since SNES & GBA. So why exactly is this relevant to Xbox?

      • Virualboy

        The lack of caring any more.
        After watching, reading and listening for the last year I won’t be getting xbox one. I have a windows phone and love it. I love xbox systems but the security and support is the worst of all 3 major systems. For the first time i won’t get a new MS system. having 4 people in 1 home and needing 8 emails( minimum of 5) phone# and two step and passcodes and must have credit card on file is insane. If I get xbox1 it will be used and years down the road. Psn plus today beats all the online prices and wiiu is free and plays wii games and is fun instead of the same old same old. Once my gold is up 9 months from now It’s the last I will renew. Ps4( I have) and xbox1 are going to have hard times like wiiu did. Theres 160 million ps3 and 360 systems out there.

        • Does Not Equal

          You care so little you wrote two long paragraphs devoted to telling us why.

  • Toastwithbutter

    Forza Horizon $15 (50% off) and Season Pass $15 (70% off)

  • マリオ

    Forza Horizon is up next. This countdown really doesn’t feature the types of games I’m into. I was so foolish to give MS the benefit of the doubt. I’m just going to buy whatever now. Most likely games & DLC that aren’t on sale.

  • Jun284

    I’m never buying Fez, just on principle.

 

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