Countdown to 2013 Daily Deal Day 11: Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

Today only: Get a copy of the Award Winning “The Walking Dead” game for free. Plus, every single chapter is 50% off.

Content Type Normally Discount Price Savings
The Walking Dead  Arcade 400 0 100%
The Walking Dead Ep 2 "Starved for Help" Add-on 400 200 50%
The Walking Dead Ep 3 "Long Road Ahead" Add-on 400 200 50%
The Walking Dead Ep 4 "Around Every Corner" Add-on 400 200 50%
The Walking Dead Ep 5 "No Time Left" Add-on 400 200 50%
   
   

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

    I am surprised. though PSN+ gave both 1 and 2 for free, if you buy all the titles during this sale you actually save over the PSN+ price.
    with this sale, you are spending $10 on the game in total.

    even though I don’t want the game, this is by far the best sale xbox live has ever had. I only hope MS doing sales like this.

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    • Alex_Atkin_UK

      Indeed, I have recently switched back to PC gaming due to the excellent sales on Steam.

      Then there is the fact my PC has 750GB of space. The only logical reason the Xbox doesn’t have a 1TB HDD yet is because at Microsoft prices it would cost as much as the console, but combined with the lack of good sales, its seriously holding back my ability to buy Arcade games now.

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  • http://twitter.com/JAYLEXPWn Alex

    Bought all of them, this is why I waited.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003588452408 John Smith

    i am not disappoint

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  • 90180360

    Thanks, that’s what I was hoping for!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621412695 Daniel Fernando Martínez Rodrí

    This i like!

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  • Kromis

    Now THIS is an insane deal, Microsoft. First, you make the first episode free to swoop people in and then you sell the rest of the episodes for 200 points apiece? At 800 points ($10) for the entire game, that’s the cheapest I have ever seen it.

    Kudos to you guys for making this happen!

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    • Sanglant

      makes you wonder why? they basically just gave away the profits on this game, which is supposedly the GOTY…makes you wonder how bad the sales were…which makes you wonder how it won GOTY. Answer: Fanboys voting without buying the game AKA not the GOTY

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      • bko

        It sold just fine on other systems. Xbox isn’t exactly the ideal platform on which to play a game like this.

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      • http://twitter.com/qz08 quamir

        No the first esp of The Walking Dead topped the Xbox Live Arcade charts.The sells went good.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        he isn’t saying it failed or anything, he is simply saying it sold well on other systems as well.

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      • http://twitter.com/ChicoEdge Chico Edge

        I don’t think sales are all that bad. It’s been $12.49 on Steam multiple times as well as GMG. Heck, GMG even let you stack a discount code and get it for $10.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/chris.grub.5 Chris Grub

        I would hate to be MS – no matter what they do there’s somebody saying they did it wrong.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/AutomaticOcelot AutomaticOcelot GB

        Way to find the cloud in the silver lining.😉 People clamour for a “good karma” action, a “steam sale” attitude, and then it can’t be believed that they’re listening to us. Ah well. Way to keep that banner flying, dude. Sales numbers and critic GOTY have absolutely nothing to do with each other. Dunno where you pulled that gem from, but it’s pretty brown.

        Also “giving away the profits” is absurd. 50% off is standard. You should know how digital distribution works. When apps and software are bundled and 99-cented, they’re ensuring a boost in revenue from bargain hunters and word of mouth. They reduced the profit margin, and as a result sales will increase 1,000%. There is no automatic loss. And it’s calendar year end. Guaranteed revenue boost on the books.

        Bye bye, I’m gonna go play.

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      • Sanglant

        lol is this an impulsive reply or well thought out one? for your sake, I hope its the former. the funny part is how you think you get it when you actually didn’t. nobody is buying this, that’s why they did what they did. 50% off is standard? only for stuff that is no longer being bought. Its one thing to offer the first episode free to get people into it and hope they spend 1600msp on the remaining episodes…its a whole different story when you give away the whole damn collection for less than a standard arcade game price of 1200msp. reduced profit margin? lol look at the wannabe business student having no clue. you think DOTW reduces their profit margin? lmao. yeah, for content that is no longer selling and never really has any advertising because all the gamer sites do it for them as well as their own damn platform. bye bye indeed because you may as well have never been here with that argument. btw, the VGAs is what I was referring to, and that is not voted on by ‘critics,’ they are voted on by anybody who feels like going on the website to vote. thanks for coming out, though, it was pretty funny.

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      • Guest

        Don’t be so bitter. Enjoy life.

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      • David Lira

        Really? I bought these games and loved them. Have you played it? They had this same offer for iOS and another on steam. It isn’t just Microsoft but maybe telltale games themselves. I also had to run around from store to store to buy this game for my little brother for X-mas. I finally found a copy at Best Buy but it was sold out at all other stores. Did you really hate the game? Or are you one of those people upset that their favorite game didn’t win GOTY at the VGAs? If it’s the second, then you should give them a try.

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      • revellandrew17

        Man, The Walking dead is one of the highest selling arcades games this year? Are you an idiot? Look up the sales numbers, I love how you think your so smart, yet you are soooooooo dumb! I know i had no interest in buying this game, than it went on sale, and i took the plunge, thats what sales do, they get different kind of gamers to play a game that they wouldn’t normally play. The Adventure Game genre is having a Renaissance, you obviously haven’t hit the train yet, I am enjoying these walking dead games so much, i’ve even looked into buying other tell tale games at full price, this is where they make there money back, as well as the word of mouth of a friend saying oh man this game is great! and the friend goes and buys an episode for full price or even the disc game now, you’re the same kind of person that complains about no new idea’s or they keep putting out shooters, well here is a studio that has just revived a long (and beloved by many) genre, and are doing it so well that an “Arcade” game is winning GoTY

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      • Sanglant

        yeah its so popular that the initial sales netted a million purchases, but approx. 20% followed up that purchase with other episodes despite the price being only 400msp per. yeah, I’m the idiot. you enjoy your game, nobody is telling you that you cannot. the primary point I was trying to make to begin with is that gamers need to wake up and realize you are getting ripped off and not be suckers for deals that really aren’t deals. and, no, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the deal if you like the game, but don’t be so gullible – take some marketing courses or do some intelligent online reading, you might learn something. PS: I could care less what genre wins GOTY, but I’m not naive enough to not notice how the VGAs work, the fact that the voting begins before major competitors even release their games and ends before people can accurately assess those releases makes the GOTY a joke.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/XxMoZMaNxX Matt Watterson

      I thought most Arcade games were 800 points anyway?

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      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        walking dead was $5 per “episode” each being a few hours long with a total of 5. and most arcade games now are overpriced to $15 instead of over priced to $10.

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  • http://twitter.com/dragoon_893 Chad

    Gettin’ all of them.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/omeDeane Deane ML

    Sucks I can’t get it here in New Zealand….😡

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    • http://twitter.com/VipersRealTV Vipers RealTV

      Yep same here.

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  • rhooper

    Now, that’s a deal.
    Got ’em all!

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  • http://twitter.com/GioB GioB

    this is a very good deal,with one episode free and the others at 50% off I will spend 800 points for the entire game instead of 2000.I think i will buy it, the only complain is that the game is full english without italian subtitles

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    • 90180360

      “the only complaint is that the game is English without foreign language subtitles”

      Yeah, not a problem for me but some friends aren’t getting it because of this.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/huggster666 Ashley Huggett

    not avaliable in Australia?😦

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  • http://twitter.com/EmTeHeDD Daniel

    Thanks Xbox. What a deal!

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  • CoreUndisturbed

    Awesome! Now I hope tomorrow’s deals includes Banjo-Tooie and Banjo-Kazooie on sale and not just Nuts & Bolts!

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

      the deals have been leaked and it looks like banjo nuts and bolts the only one of those games that will be on sale. sorry.

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      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

        Urgh. Don’t get me started on Nuts and Bolts. It says something when Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing is the best retail game on the 360 with Banjo and Kazooie in it.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/trentwcarroll Trent Carroll

    Anything for those of us in Aus that don’t get Walking Dead on our XBLA service?

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    • http://twitter.com/TrashMKX Trash

      Tell your country to change its silly laws on video games

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    • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

      To be fair if you’d had a replacement deal then those outside of Australia who wanted that deal would have gone mental.

      It’s not ideal, but when Germany got Half-Minute Hero at 50% off for October 2011 when the rest of the world got the Dead Rising 2 episodes for the 9001st time people were LIVID.

      And the real kicker? I don’t think HMH has been on offer anywhere since.

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      • http://twitter.com/damashedavenger kit walker

        to be fair?!… with all respect ben, thats a horrible argument to make…

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      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin

        That “to be fair” was drenched in sardonicism.

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    • http://twitter.com/VipersRealTV Vipers RealTV

      Very true I was wondering the same thing. A shame for us to miss out.

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  • Sam Elfström

    THANK YOU MICROSOFT <3333

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  • AZZATRU! MachinimaPartner

    Hmmmm got ep 1 yesterday and have 880 msp left…may treat myself to the rest….hmmm what to you guess think?

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    • lahcoe

      Go for it!

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    • http://www.facebook.com/Linkist Steven Santerre

      Do it!

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    • Lee Rayson

      If you don’t do it you will regret it

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

      are you an idiot? if no then get the rest of them.

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  • http://twitter.com/chemicalmuppet chemicalmuppet

    WTF, why isn’t this offer available in our region – Australia ??

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    • chris

      Because it is not available to buy in Australia, but we should get a substitute deal or something

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      • Lee Rayson

        Yeah they should put another game on sale for you guys, but if you really want Episode one make a UK account download it that way😛

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  • Tony Kemp

    cheaper than the steam sale! liking that Microsoft! everyone should own these episodes. Season 2 season pass for sure Take my money.

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  • lahcoe

    Microsoft, you’ve outdone yourself! A lot of people (including myself) would have happily bought the remaining episodes even at 280 MSP each. To make the first one free and then take 50% off all the others is astonishingly generous by M$ standards. In fact, this may go down as one of the best XBLA deals there has ever been!

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    • Lee Rayson

      I think the walking dead winning game of the year has made this deal possible. it really put some major top titles to shame for story telling

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  • http://www.facebook.com/charlene.gorman.7 Charlene Gorman

    Very happy, been waiting for it too go down on price and for 800 msps….yay! Best bargin ive seen on xbox for a very long time🙂

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  • http://www.facebook.com/JurdMan Jurd Man

    Wheres the love for us Aussies? NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!!

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  • aSMiLoN

    The entrire Countdown to 2013 Daily Deals were awesome and I believe today’s is the best of all! These are the deals most of us want and gladly pay!

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      fanboy detected, there were maybe 4 good deals in the whole 12 days.

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      • aSMiLoN

        Just because you liked 4 games from the deals does not mean that the deals were not good.

        The entire Countdown was, hands down, one of the best sales we have seen on Xbox 360, covering games for all gaming tastes and finally giving discount to many items that had not got one until now. We even got 2 free games! How’s that not a good deals package?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alice-Lockhart/100000438939703 Alice Lockhart

    I can’t believe it O.o…

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    • Lee Rayson

      Best daily deal out of the lot

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jamesmossop.freelance James Mossop

    Am i the only one that get’s the error message below when trying to add 3 & 4 to my download queue? (purchased them no problem & others are queued to download)

    “We were unable to add this item to your download queue”.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/jocarter Jo Carter

      I get this too😦

      ETA: But at least they are purchased at this awesome price!

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      • http://www.facebook.com/jamesmossop.freelance James Mossop

        might just of been a problem from the website, on the xbox i simply went to redownload & it worked fine🙂

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      • aSMiLoN

        That worked, thanks🙂

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    • aSMiLoN

      I get the same error, even though it is marked as purchased it cannot be added to my download queue ;-/

      What gives?

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    • Lee Rayson

      Could be due to a lot people downloading them but as long you buy them then your sorted and when you can download them it be fine

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    • Volitar Prime

      I had the same problem. I was able to re-download them from my download history from my Xbox itself.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Barnes/1514145011 Andrew Barnes

    Again Microsoft leaves countries out of the deals. We missed out on all of the GOD sales too

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