Countdown to 2011: Deal Day 5

 

Here is the Xbox LIVE Countdown to 2011 deal for Monday, December 27:

Hydro Thunder

 

Hydro Thunder Hurricane is now 67% off.
Xbox LIVE members can purchase it today for 400 points (normally 1200.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minotaur

 

 

The Minotaur pet for your avatar is 120 points today only (save 50%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head to Xbox.com to find out more about the Countdown to 2011 promotion and follow me on Twitter to get up to date on all the deals (and more.)

 

Tomorrow’s deal: Extend the game play of one of 2010’s top games

 

Comments

  • UNSCleric

    Amazing deal on Hydro Thunder. I can finally buy it now.

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  • Stephan1237

    Amazing deal. 67% is better dan 50%

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  • DL CyberSkull

    67% off is the best deal so far, but I’d rather it be on some other game.

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  • Quicksilver4648

    This, this is a good deal. I will most likely be taking advantage of this.

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  • chiruno99

    I was disappointed about this title. It never really was the same as the classic on the PS1. I’m guessing tomorrows is Mass Effect 2 DLC considering Oblivion wasn’t released in 2010.

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  • bullka LT

    The price is really great. 4€ for a quite fun game – sounds reasonable.

    But the game quality is not as good as it’s expected. Check the IGN video review on youtube. It’s strange that this game has very contradictory evaluation. Who loved it on previous consoles – loves it now. IGN – hates it.

    It’s definitely not worth 1200pts (that’s why it is 67% OFF today!!!! and not 50%). I think MS understood that finally. But I would really like to know is it worth 400pts?

    Does anybody have ~5y old kid and could tell me how they handle the controls of that game? If I won’t like it I want to know is it suitable for small kids.

    Thanks!

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  • Exu

    Great game, I’d hazard a guess it sold the least of all the Summer of Overprice titles which is why it’s 400 now and not 600 or 800. The trial gives a good indication of quality so the best you can really do is give that a go. I personally really enjoyed it. Difficulty takes a huge spike with the expert boats, though.
    What have we learned? Not buying good games makes them get cheaper.😀

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  • SkyyPlum

    DAMN MS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel so ripped off by these deals and especially this one. I paid $15 for this and now its $5. Plus still getting no points through the rewards program, MS is really getting on my nerves.

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  • StabaCadaver

    I love waiting for games to go on sale like this and I love laughing at people who cry about paying full price. MS didn’t force you to buy the game. It’s your own fault you don’t have patience.😛

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  • metallicorphan

    cool stuff,i gotta take advantage of this..thx Major/MS

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  • GfWL PoC

    Bought !! – BIG Thanx Major for this really nice Deal🙂 *Thumbs up*

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  • Tondo

    Wow ! Amazing deal ! Hope Monday Night Combat will be the same price later this week. thanks MS for these great deals this christmas.

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  • Shadow0810

    I’m not a fan of this one, so I’ll pass. But I hope MNC is that cheap (for new players, I already own it), and Limbo, so that I can pick that up too!

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  • rogXue

    Awesome deal Major! Thanks, this is way better than the Black Friday sales!

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  • NGUNS

    Nice, great deal! The DLC is now the same price as the full game?!😉

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  • sleepydumbdude

    Awesome deal I was debating this morning on buying it if it was going to be 600. Went to download the trial again and once I seen 400 I just instantly purchased it.

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  • tylerh1701

    Awesome deal, love the 400 price point! It’s a really fun game, really struggling with the IGN review, I think GameSpot gave it an 8 though. I’m hesitant about MNC but if it’s 400 too I’ll probably pick it up. Already have Limbo, my guess is that one will be 600, but who knows???

    I also love the crybabies (ie Skyyplum) who think they’re owed something when these games go on sale. Either you’re an early adopter, pay full price for the game, and enjoy it then. Or you wait for a sale (in this case 6 full months) and then enjoy it at that time.

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  • tylerh1701

    OH, also wondering if they’re gonna do another deal of the week. It’d be cool, but definitly not necessary thanks to these other deals.

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  • trickybuz93

    Great deal! Would love to see more 67% off deals on XBLA games.

    BTW, tomorrow’s deal is Mass Effect 2 DLC

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  • I DLord I

    Pass

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  • beautifuldreams

    what’s the deal of the week?

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  • Jman284

    Nice deal on Hydro Thunder. At 400 points, it’s a great buy.

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  • tylerh1701

    Deal of the Week is Deadliest Warrior for 400 points.

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  • SkyyPlum

    Staba, its not about force. It’s about getting ripped off. Many people paid $15 for these games that have all been holiday deals at 50% or 67% off. After spending $45 on 3 summer games (MNC, Limbo, and Hydro Thunder) I got $5 in points back so I spent $40. Now its looking like these 3 games will come to a total of $25, thats upsetting. I just wish MS didn’t pick every Summer arcade release for these deals because its a slap in the face to everyone who bought them during the summer and are the developers happy about this? Would you like to make a game knowing a few months later it was going to be sold at 67% less or even half off? Then having to have 1 or 2 people get on and tell me I wasn’t forced or that this is business, its not about money, its about principal and as for business its bad business and bad business ethics. Like I’ve said in past posts MS is really getting to me, first they set up their rewards program in which I do these to get points and after a week still 0 points pending and no reply from MS now all these games I and many others paid $15 are going on sale for $5 or $7.50. It would just be nice if MS gave long term customers the kind of deals they give to new or not yet customers.

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  • Exu

    Don’t buy next year’s summer games until winter, problem solved.
    I’d prefer it if some of the games weren’t priced so high in the first place.

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