Arcade: Death Tank

Content: Death Tank
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: Unlock the full version of Death Tank to experience all this great game has to offer! Through Xbox LIVE, up to eight tanks can simultaneously enter the arena for exciting co-op or chaotic free-for-all play! Devastating weapons and unique items give your tank unlimited destructive power. Eight separate landscapes react to tank combat, altering their shape when hit and providing an ever changing environment in which to play. This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive or the 512MB Memory Unit for storage. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

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Note: The demo version includes multiplayer support, so give that a try!

Comments

  • XeroSum

    what recession? im buying a new car, and i just got a new pc – life is good! i think i can afford to blow $15 for what is, in my opinion one of the best XBLA games in awhile.

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  • asphaltOnline

    Love Death Thanks – great game! And nice of them to include 60mins of online play. For 800 this would have been an insta-sale but with SFIV out this week , there’s no chance I’m paying 1200 for it. Will wait for it to go to Arcade Hits – however long that takes.

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  • dreampage

    It’s quite ridiculous that you can buy full-fledged Xbox Originals at the same price as this game that has barely any content in is. It’s quite ridiculous that the original was a free bonus game in Duke Nukem 3D, now it’s more expensive than the XBLA version of DN3D.

    The whole pricing structure of Arcade is broken and should be fixed ASAP or else sales will plummet. Just look at what games the PSN is offering for similar prices!

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  • Danowat32

    Trouble is, I really don’t think MS / XBLA staff care what (I reckon is) the vocal minority think, they just know there are enough saps on XBL that will lap up any and all (overpriced) content they stick on there.

    My main worry is, where will it stop, with no XBLA guidelines in place, the prices can (and possibly will) continue to rise and rise and rise.

    I have said it before, MS are testing the water in terms of pricing, they are seeing how far they can push it.

    The pricing sturcture isn’t broken at all, there isn’t one to break, and there in lies the problem.

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  • schenley

    I checked out the demo and in my opinion, this game should be 400 from the start! There’s no way this game is worth 1200.

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  • ToothlessFrog

    Would have to agree, this is very silly at this price. What were they thinking?

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  • Col J Matrix UK

    1200……um…thinking..NO

    Especially bad timing as I just paid for Lost and Damned…so NO. I refuse to buy Arcade titles at that price

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  • SalamanderSkill

    Total Rip!!!!

    Wasn’t SSFIIHDR only 1200 points? I’d pay 400ms points max for this. Even that’s a stretch!

    Bring out some shmups to America and stop releasing them ONLY in Japan… WTH MS?

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  • Anonymous

    bloody hell micrsoft you taking the piss now.

    1200 points for this crap ??

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  • Ollyh

    I don’t think many people are gonna bust out £10 / $15 a week if this is the new system for XBLA, which is a shame because I really wanna get my XBLA fix at a reasonable price.

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  • Chicken Wyng

    Danowat32 makes a good point about MS testing the waters with pricing. I think the standard should be 400-800 point games and the occasional 1200 point game. The only way things will change is if we speak with our wallets and don’t purchase them at these prices. On a side note somebody posted about Braid being lower when it will be released on PC, I just wanted to say thanks for letting us know. I was thinking about buying but hopefully a price drop will hit when the PC version is released and I can save a few points.

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  • Ozzzy189

    I was looking forward to seeing this, but 1200 is starting to take the piss. I used to buy loads of aracade games when they were 4 and 800, but not anymore. i don’t have the cash these days. Surely it’s common sense ? Sell say; 500k units at 800, or 100k units at 1200 ? That was hypothetically speaking, but it’s kind of easy to work out which is the best method. I really would’ve paid 800 for r-type. I just hope outrun isn’t 1200 too. By the way. Why the hell are xbox originals 1200 ? You can buy the proper disc in box copies for peanuts these days. If they were 400 or 800, and you got 200 GS for finishing them, then i could kind of see the appeal, but 1200 for old xbox games these days ? Yeah right.

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  • OS Perry

    Why couldn’t someone make a community game ripoff of Death Tank? Maybe not as polished, but hey its Death Tank… I’m sure it would sell big as a community game for 200-400 points.

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  • Danowat32

    I’ll bet my ass Outrun is at least 1200MSP’s

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  • OS Perry
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    is this anything like Scorched Earth? I used to fucking love that game!

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  • DKR1138

    Next week, Solitar with 3d motion flips of the card 1200msp.

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  • Chicken Wyng

    If I’m not mistaken, the new Puzzle Quest comes out next week and I bet it will be between 1200-1600 points so heads up. (I know DKR1138 was being sarcastic but it made me remember this)

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  • Wyat Earp

    Interesting interview with the guy who made deathtank here http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/death-tanks-ezra-driesbach-interview

    Apparently took him 3 years to program, so might explain the high price tag – the guy needs to get paid! I agree though that 1200 is too high – he’d get a better return if he sold twice as many copies at 800 points.

    Note to developers: 1200 point titles are competing against XB Originals AND secondhand/discounted titles in store. 1200 points = £10+ here in the UK. For less than that I can pick up a brand new copy of Mass Effect.

    Prices should be: 200 Community Games, 400 old arcade/XBLA games, 800 XBLA premium games, 1000 XB Originals.

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  • misticalx

    1200 MS points for this game? Way to high, heck even 800 MS points would be too high. Lower this among MANY OTHER OVERPRICED GAMES to 400 MS points and you WILL see an increase in purchases.

    Till then, good luck because I among many of my friends that feel the same with arcade games, will not buy any of them. This is the truth and this does not even include the current state the economy is in either. Even if it was good, I still would not even buy it, overpriced. It is sad because some of them would even be fun to play either together or just from time to time when bored.

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