The Xbox LIVE Ultimate Game Sale

I wanted to let you know that starting February 26, 2013 and running through March 4, 2013, over 60 Xbox 360 Games on Demand titles will be on sale up to 75% off with some as much as 85% off for the “Xbox Ultimate Game Sale”*

Each day, a different set of titles will be on sale, so be sure to follow me on Twitter where I’ll announce what that day’s special offer.  The Ultimate Game Sale only occurs once a year so you won’t want to miss it

Some of the titles you can expect to see on sale:

Assassins Creed
Assassins Creed 2
Batman Arkham Asylum
Batman Arkham city
Bioshock
Borderlands
Borderlands 2
Brotherhood (Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood)
Call of Juarez
Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Code Veronica
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements
Dead Island
Dirt 2
Dishonored
El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron
Fable III
Fallout 3
Fallout 3 New Vegas
GRID
Halo 3
Halo 4
Halo Reach
Halo Wars
Kane & Lynch Dead Men
Left for Dead 2
Max Payne 3
Metal Gear Solid HD
Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat vs. DCU
Orange Box
Portal 2
Raccoon City
Rainbow Six Vegas
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 6
Red Dead Redemption
Revelations (Assassin’s Creed Revelations)
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution
Street Fighter IV
Street Fighter X Tekken
Super Streetfighter IV Arcade Edition
TC’s H.A.W.X.
Tekken 6
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
The Darkness
The King of Fighters XIII
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Tomb Raider Legend
Virtua Fighter 5
World at War (Call of Duty: World at War)

*Content availability and pricing may vary by region

Again, follow me on twitter so you don’t miss any of the deals.

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/Nitramuse Nitramuse

    Wow! Finally! Great job deal-team!

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  • http://twitter.com/Jarrod38 Jarrod

    Hope that Red Dead Redemption is the GOTY.

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    • mcmax3000

      It’s not, unless something changes with the version that is available on Xbox Live between now, and then.

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  • http://twitter.com/CraziedZombies Josh Cox

    can’t wait allot of these i want and been wanting to see more games on demand titles on sale, since i’m almost out of room with the games on disc i already have most of them xbox360

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  • DragonsDeck

    Halo 3 and 4 on Sale, doubt it gets the 75-85% though :(, would buy. Couple other games that may get a buy as well, can’t wait.

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  • http://twitter.com/Matt_R_Steele Matthew Steele

    Is this because your new system will no longer support these titles? That is the only thing I can think of… I really hope microsoft’s next console allows for backwards computability of all xbla content…

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    • http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?u=324759 Tylerh1701

      After what’s been announced by Sony, that is definitely the first thing that ran through my mind.

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      • http://twitter.com/One3OneKing Malik

        Well the next Xbox will likely have the same architecture as the 360. Sony had an issue because of its “Core” architecture. Xbox had a more conventional PC like architecture, one that they would be silly not to keep.

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      • Nick Peck

        Yep. I don’t even care if the disc games work at all or not for BC, but if all of my XBL content (arcade games and OnDemand games) work that will be good enough for me.

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      • http://twitter.com/chuckiej Chuck Jacobson

        No it won’t. A 360 is basically a PowerMac G5. Maybe a PC architecture but a completely different CPU. New XBox will likely be x86 not PowerPC.

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      • http://twitter.com/dawkins_ricardo Ricardo Dawkins

        Apple emulated PPC using Rosetta for those intel MACs. And I don’t like Apple.

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    • DragonsDeck

      If the new system won’t support my previously downloaded titles I just won’t get the new system. Not gonna give up my library of 50+ D/L titles.

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      • https://twitter.com/#!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

        I’m with you. I’ll end getting the new system regardless, but between me and my kids we have at least 200 Arcade and Games on Demand games that I REALLY would like to play on just 1 console.

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      • DragonsDeck

        Agreed, if my games carry over, I’ll buy the new console AND buy new games for the console, but if they don’t do that, well I’ll just keep playing my 360 till it dies and then get a new console.

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      • http://twitter.com/HEpennypacker Jason Oliver

        I agree with this, I’ve built up a decent library of XBLA games and any new Xbox is going to need to be able to carry over this library, otherwise the competition is waiting, it’s worth noting also that the PS3 shirking Backwards Compatibility very early in the piece made my decision to get a 360 very easy.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/brent.boggs.7 Brenton Boggs

        I’m sorry, does buying the new Xbox make your 360 disappear? This is a phenomenon I was not aware of.

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      • Tony G

        Stop with your logic. That has no place here. Once the new 720 comes out all previous xbox will be rendered non-op by magic.

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      • DragonsDeck

        Every time I buy a New PC, I don’t need to keep all my old PCs to play all my games, nor should I have to clutter my TV area with half a dozen consoles so I can play all my games(cartridge/disc based games are a different story). Yeah a new console won’t make my old one disappear but not being able to play all my games on a single console surely won’t put me a in rush to buy a new one.

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      • Ross

        Well with a PC game, it’s designed to work on a broad range of hardware, so of course they will work when you upgrade. Console games are designed to specifically work with and take full advantage of one set of hardware; so maybe the using the PC isn’t the best comparison here? 😛

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      • DragonsDeck

        The Xbox 360 is very PC like, I think even the compentents and architecture are very PC in nature. The reason the PS3 is gonna have a problem going from 3 to 4 is it was the ps3 has it’s own propriety hardware, in turns of CPU and such and is moving to esstentially a PC in a fancy box. Unless the new Xbox goes away from PC type setup currently seen in the 360, it would only require an update at the least for most 360 games, at worst it would be the PS4 solution which would be emulation.

        Denying us our previously bought and D/Led games is essentially just an insult.

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      • Ross

        PC-like, yes; but that doesn’t mean the time coding the emulation for each game isn’t better off spent on a new xbox feature or something (at least in their eyes).

        Don’t get me wrong though, It would be nice to have all or at least most of my games working on the new box. Plus, this is a big chance for Microsoft to get 1 up on Sony if they can make dl’s and discs work; and who knows, maybe if our gamesaves are on the cloud, we could transfer them as well? Microsoft has a big chance here and I hope they don’t ignore it.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/chad.ray.965 Chad Ray

        No. But once it quits working, then what? It was alarming how fast Microsoft abandoned the orig XBOX. You can’t even play orig XBOX titles on XBL anymore. I was an early adopter of “Arcade” on the orig XBOX. My purchases did not transfer to my 360. And yes, those same games were available for re-purchase.

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      • http://twitter.com/Ralphcaba Rafael Caba

        arcade wasn’t download in xbox 1,also they didnt have the infrastructure back then.

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      • http://twitter.com/Nitramuse Nitramuse

        Yes it was. Arcade was released on the original xbox. It was used by using the arcade disc you could order at microsoft. I also bought a game or two on the original xbox (is wasn’t there very long and there weren’t a lot of games).

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      • BlinkFandango

        Some people sell their old systems to pay for their new systems.

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      • Sinister Kahuna

        Time to get a better job.

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      • BlinkFandango

        That’s why I’m in school.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002588078989 Mark Morris

        Not everyone has enough room to put old consoles with new ones. And plus even if you do have enough room who wants more wires and more controllers and another console it will take up space and make the area look worse.

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      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        I’m sorry but you are forgeting about hardware failures bud. Even though I have the slim and it purrs as much as a kitten like my PS3 before I sold it, MS’s strength is in their software.. not their hardware as evidenced this entire generation.

        They aren’t going to sell the 360 forever and our units arn’t going to last forever. The days that consoles could last forever are well over once they added moving parts to them. This is the concern as well.

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      • Ary

        THE PROBLEM IS THEY CUT ONLINE MATCHAMKING PVP ETC SUPPORT FOR MY OLD GAMES to fast, I buy games when they have decent price but dont exactly play them quick( i have a life job wife kid etc) so I fear if i buy a game I wont even have time to play it online before suppport is over. (solution wold be buy less games?)

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      • Isai E

        I Agree, if the new Xbox won’t play my games on my Xbox 360 hardrive, or are transsferable. I will have to get the ps4. Who wants 2 xboxes right?

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      • BlinkFandango

        Yeah, I have over 200 games altogether, no way I’m getting ANY new system until I’m done with this gen.

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    • http://twitter.com/HotDanceTrax Alex

      The reason PS4 cannot run PS3 games is because the used the CELL processor. Xbox “Durango” will probably use the same Architecture since xbox are super close to PC Architecture and the durango is rumored to be a PC like the PS4

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  • creid8

    Are “Revelations” and “Brotherhood” on this list supposed to be the Assassin’s Creed games?

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  • Nathan

    Cool, if it’s cheap enough I’ll probably grab a few of these.

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  • Guest

    good.

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  • John Gregory

    It will be interesting to see the prices. Obviously very few of these will be 75-85% but still glad to see the deal team making worthwhile deals

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  • http://twitter.com/chipper_95 Paul Cotter

    Hmmm this sounds good except for two very small (but actually very large) key words in this and that is: UP TO 75% off. Are we going to see the crappy games on this list at 85% off but the popular, good games everyone wants at like 10% or 20% off?

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    • Nick Peck

      That’s pretty much how any big sales goes no matter who it is or where it’s at. I’m sure the newest “big” games won’t be anywhere near 75%, but have a good enough % off to get some people to try some games out they might have skipped.

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      • http://twitter.com/AlmightyAdam Adam Rios

        Thats not true. Steam sales have the latest and greatest on sale for upwards of 75% off.

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      • http://twitter.com/chipper_95 Paul Cotter

        Oh I know. I guess its just false hope. It’s just frustrating that every day during this sale we can probably post a link to a retailer (whether brick and mortar or online) that will have these games for cheaper and the will be brand new copies of the game (not used ones from Gamestop as that isn’t really a valid comparison). I would loved to be proven wrong on this.
        And I am tired of the excuse of you are paying a premium for the convenience of the game stored on you hard drive and not having to worry about the disc. That doesn’t really apply anymore with everything going towards digital downloads.
        If we have these crazy prices to look forward for the next XBox and no more used games then prepare to get gouged for every new game you get.

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

      Black Ops II is only 33% off on Steam this weekend so I wouldn’t expect 75% off that one. I do hope I can get The Orange Box for $5.

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  • http://twitter.com/WhiteSilhouette WhiteSilhouette

    That’s an impressive list of games.Here’s hoping the sales are as impressive as the list. Prob going to pick up one or two at least.

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  • Getsuga_Tensho

    I’m not so keen on the “up to” part which always means only one or two games at most will be that much off but it’ll be interesting to see what the prices are like. There’s a few there taking my interest.

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  • Billy

    Just tell me that these purchases will carry over to the Xbox 720 and I’ll be all over it. 😉

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    • http://twitter.com/virtualkim Kim

      Same here ! : D

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    • NBA Kirkland

      Unfortunately I think the purpose of this sale is to make $ before the announcement that none of your downloaded games will work on the next Xbox

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      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505622038 facebook-505622038

        Agrreed. This is the last “cheap” ditch effort.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Templar-Boe/564877774 Templar Boe

        When you buy an XBOX 360 game you should be expecting to play it on an
        XBOX 360 only really so it’s not cheap to sell you a game to play on 360 and nothing else, you’re just expecting more of the deal when you buy a game than has ever been given precedent if you think it should be forwards compatible when you buy it.

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      • http://twitter.com/MauritzNordlund Mauritz Nordlund

        That is 1970 thinking. If I buy something for my iOS device, it will work on the next iOS device.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/dan.dickerson.357 Dan Dickerson

        Have you actually tried this with iOS devices? It seems that every time Apple upgrades their OS, things break. I have shelves of old Macs and iMacs that don’t work anymore.

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      • ChinoM

        Exactly what i was going to post. Probably won’t get anything.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/sid.meyers.7 Sid Meyers

        So keep your Xbox 360. Derp.

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      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        Because everyone has infinite space under their TV for fitting a million different consoles, right?

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      • Drjimbo32

        Or you could put it away when you’re not playing it?

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      • http://twitter.com/sloppycarlson pancake panic

        because everyone plays consoles simultaneously right??? Use your head.

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      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        Its not me who isn’t using their head, you are still assuming everyone has space to store away the console in a way that it wont be a chore to access it.

        When it comes to a next-gen console its even more problematic, as you will be switching between the new and old consoles regularly. That is a lot of cables to constantly plug and unplug especially when I have Kinect and the HD-DVD drive.

        You are also forgetting that I would have to constantly untangle the Kinect cable from behind the TV, to swap it with Kinect 2.0 and back again. That is going to be one hell of a chore and inevitably will end up breaking something in those tangled wires behind the TV, especially Kinect with its Y adapter power cable as I have the old Xbox 360.

        My old TVs HDMI ports broke due to constantly swapping devices in and out, I really wouldn’t want to risk that happening to my nice new console.

        So nope its not practical putting it away when not use, neither is it practical leaving both hooked up (due to the space needed for two Kinect units as well as two consoles). So backwards compatibility is hugely relevant and its going to suck that it probably wont have it.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/colin.kidd.3 Colin Kidd

        You sound incredibly lazy.

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      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        You are incredibly judgemental and seem to feel you know exactly how many billion cables I have under/behind the TV that make this sort of thing very awkward.

        If not wanting to break my HDMI ports or one of the many cables Kinect constantly gets tangled up with is lazy, then sure fine.

        I already have to swap the Wii U cable with the PC cable when I want to game on the TV.

        I have a LOT of devices plugged in around the TV, its by no means easy to untangle a single device. Its not even plausible to put them in cable ties or trunking, they are running in all directions.

        I’m afraid of breaking Kinect itself every time I move it as it doesn’t feel very robust, in fact it may even be broken as I don’t think it moves up and down anymore. Having to constantly swap it out or just stop using it entirely, not a good solution.

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      • Alec V

        you do realize you can buy an hdmi multiplier for like 20 bucks right

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      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        Yes, I owned two and replaced them with a surround receiver with 4 HDMI ports because it was confusing my friends having to set the input on the TV, receiver AND an HDMI switch box. I have recently started using one of them again to switch between my PC and Wii U.

        It however does nothing to fix the problem with having to swap between Kinect and Kinect 2, mainly due to the fact they both need to be central to the TV so you can’t have both setup at the same time.

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      • http://twitter.com/williamronholm WillRon

        Exactly. Hell I still play my Gamecube from time to time.

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      • http://twitter.com/Ralphcaba Rafael Caba

        360 will be backward compatible most likely due to the architecture being similar to pc.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/zer0boy Daniel Wise

        So was the original Xbox and only about %10 of Xbox titles could be played on the 360.

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      • http://twitter.com/Ralphcaba Rafael Caba

        yea but remember they switched from nvidia to amd.they are still amd so if anything it will be even better and easier.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=593647463 Matt Myers

        Coming from PC Gaming, game compatibility has very little to do with your graphics chip. It has everything to do with drivers, and AMD’s drivers are habitually behind the times. That said, I still like their cards better.

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      • http://twitter.com/luiislp Luiis Cubias

        Thats a great point of view. I really hope this is true bc I love playing some old games from the 360 as well from xbox live arcade

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      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        The 360 is nothing like a PC. That was what annoyed me when they switched from x86 on Xbox. The irony is that the new Xbox would be more compatible with the original Xbox than the Xbox 360. All because Microsoft foolishly didn’t base the Xbox 360 on PC hardware like the original Xbox was.

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      • http://twitter.com/sqlrob Rob

        360 is a PPC SMP architecture, PC is an (optionally) SMP x86 architecture.

        If anything, a 360 is closer to an older Mac than a PC.

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      • http://twitter.com/MauritzNordlund Mauritz Nordlund

        360 was PPC (the IBM G5. The greatest processor for home use in early 2000) Xbox was 1970 X86 and next Xbox (and last Xbox) will be 1970 X86. X86 is dying. PPC/ARM outsells X86 by 10-1 today…

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      • Sinister Kahuna

        Yes! Exactly!

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    • Ross

      Well the problem the PS4 has is the difficulty in emulating the PS3’s Cell Processor; Microsoft doesn’t have that problem, so who knows what will happen. 🙂

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      • Brad Grenz

        Emulating a 3 core 3.2GHz PPC processor with massively upgraded Altivec units on a bunch of (rumored) 1.6Ghz x86 isn’t any more in reach than emulating Cell would be on PS4.

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      • RicardoDawkins

        Apple emulated PPC on their intel based Mac using dual core Core 2 Duos with Rosetta.

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      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        Much slower single-core PPCs.

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      • Shonk .

        And lets not forget the new xbox is going to be low spec

        60GB/s Memory bandiwth is a joke
        my old as the hills Radeon 4870 has 128GB/s
        and im sure you know the other console has 176GB/s and other discreat hardware to help things along

        Emulation wont happen on such a budget box
        Sure im going to get the next xbox but it will only be when the price is right for the hardware specs

        my core gaming is going to be done on the higher spec console
        and im sure alot of other core gamers will do the same

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      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=593647463 Matt Myers

        “core gamer”… when did you become a marketing term?

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      • Ary

        When did u become a judge? He still has a point dont atack the small picture of terminology and focus on the big picture. Wow some people just like to atack for the sake of atacking alone and miss the point omg.

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      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        However it being such a budget box MAY mean they can afford to include the core hardware of the Xbox 360 in it. I don’t think it will, but I would certainly buy it if they sold a higher SKU with this included even if the lower model didn’t.

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      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        You are forgetting the embedded GPU RAM which makes up a lot for having slower main memory. Its why the Wii U is able to run games better than Xbox 360, despite having slower system RAM.

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      • Shonk .

        I know but the 32mb edram is only 100gb a sec still far less than the other device and anyway that will be used for the frame buffer

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      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        That is what I thought, but clearly it DOES work as Wii U is able to run games better than Xbox 360 with FAR slower system RAM, due to the 32MB in the GPU.

        If Nintendo can pull it off, I’m pretty sure Microsoft can with their far superior software skills. Although I still have my doubts about if it will stand up well against the PS4.

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      • Sinister Kahuna

        I’m not (really) a Sony guy, but my guess is that Sony would rather have you re-buy your old favorites and play them as downloads only, as they are currently doing with PS1 and PS2 games on the PS3.

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      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        Sony would rather have us all re-buy our PSN and digital games than to allow us to transfer them over. Sony would also like to scam us into buying HD collections a second time because they only work on PS3 and not PS4.
        You know how much Sony loves repackaging games in HD collections and selling them to us who already own the original PS3 games right?

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      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        You talk like this doesn’t happen on Xbox.

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      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        I talk like it because it hasn’t happened on 360 yet! I’m talking about having to rebuy games a 2nd time.. I’m not talking about HD collections that are multiplats. Those decisions are entirely up to the dev/pubs.
        In the end we’ll find out more in April and E3. Hopfully MS trumps Sony and Nintendo by allowing all digital content to be used on the next console.
        My other biggest concern is DLC of course and how that’s going to be handled.

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      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        I’m not sure what you mean as people who had arcade games on Xbox had to buy them again on 360, so technically it HAS happened. Also if you bought Arcade games on Xbox 360, you do not get access to them on Windows Phone or PC for free, you have to buy them again. Sony at least are doing for a lot of games that you get the PS Vita version bundled in too.

        Now I agree that it sucks that they didn’t do software BC like Xbox, where games like GTA 3 you have to buy again, you can’t just stick the PS2 version in the drive and have it use that (which you can stick the Xbox version in the 360 and play it). However there are still relatively few PS2 games that have been ported at this point as its far more expensive and complicated than the Xbox BC was. It may also have been funded from Xbox Live Gold fees, something Sony did not have the luxury of.

        So in that respect its better to get those ports and have to pay them, than never get access to them again at all.

        Granted, I would rather pay £100 more for the next Xbox and have full backwards compatibility, but not everyone would. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed they will cave and include the Xbox 360 chip in the new console for full BC as it looks like they might need that benefit if the specifications are generally lower than the PS4. Even I am consdering the PS4 and I have been a huge Xbox fan to this point.

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      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        Well Alex, if what you are saying is true about the dozen or so XBLA titles we actually had access to on the original Xbox then I stand corrected! 🙂 However I’m still confused on how Sony is doing anything because I don’t trust cloud gaming or Gaikai for that matter considering how aweful my experience was with the slow network downloads and constant buffering issues using the web browser of the PS3.
        Oh and don’t worry, I would also spend $100 USD more for a console that is completely backwards compatible! I’m sure there are more like us.. they are out there somewhere!

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      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        I do not trust cloud gaming either, although I do appreciate the idea of Remote Play, if they do actually bother with it this time round.

        My TV has latency so high that its bearable for 99% of games, but add even a little more (eg Pinball Arcade in 1080p on PS3 is known to have an issue) and the games feel unresponsive. So how could that ever work for cloud gaming?

        There are too many people on dodgy Internet connections or just plain slow ones, I can’t see it working sufficient for most people. Although its admirable they are trying and I expect to be one of the people it WOULD work for, at least enough to get a feel for a demo.

        Image quality on the other hand is unlikely to be up to my standard, I even find the Wii U GamePad too compressed to play comfortably.

        Its clear to see Sony are really trying though. Recently my PS3 downloads speeds have rocketed up to 40Mbit, sometimes more. It now surpasses Xbox Live for downloads speeds, which still seems to struggle along at 17Mbit max, often much slower.

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      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        Yeah I agree, I just can’t see Cloud gaming take off anytime soon.. atleast not untill BB tech becomes alot more advanced and reliable.

        I’m not sure exactly what you are reffering to when you talk about Tv Latency.. I researched that stuff back in 2009 when I picked up my 40 Sony Bravia. I forgot alot of the stuff I learned about tv tech but I do remember I wanted 120htz tv and not one at 60Htz.. I think that’s either the refresh rate, frames per second or both? I really forgot everything to be honest with you.

        It’s a well known fact from what I can see over the internet that the UK gets much better speeds over PSN than we do here in the U.S. so your claim of it being faster doesn’t surprise me. However here in the U.S. it’s nearly the polar opposite. My XBL can download anywhere from 2 to 4 times faster than I can from PSN in California. I even took my 80gig MGS4 phat with me while I was staying with family back east in Colorado and New York and the download speeds were nearly identical of what I got back in California. I know, weird eh?

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      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        I’m not convinced cloud gaming can ever work well enough to replace home consoles. By its nature, you are adding delays between when the picture would normally display on your screen so it will ALWAYS be more laggy.

        Without a very high bandwidthm low latency connection (HDMI) then you have to use compression methods that only send the difference between the frames, rather than each frame individually. Those kinds of compression by their nature are always several frames BEHIND real-time, not ideal for gaming but fine for TV or video chat.

        PSN used to be slower here in general, then they were more or less the same, but over the last month PSN speeds have drastically increased and seem to be staying there. However it only works if you download things one at a time, the instant you stick them into the background it slows down, which is the same for Xbox.

        However, as PS3 still has to install everything once its finished
        downloading its STILL slow. As once its downloaded you often have the
        same delay again while it installs.

        This is why the PS4 having a CPU dedicating to downloads is so good, it likely means downloads do not have to slow down when in the background and they already implied you won’t have to then install stuff anymore.

        I’m still really hoping Microsoft deliver something much better than the leaked specs though. I would much prefer Xbox over PS4, as I still worry dual shock 4 will not be as comfortable as the Xbox 360 controller has been, even though it does look like an improvement over dual shock 3 (wouldn’t be hard).

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      • lagrew

        last i heard nobody forced you to buy them lol..

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      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        What are you going on about? lol

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    • Rickard Olsson

      If the games are cheap and you want’em… buy them, enjoy them, move on! You’ll probably be done with your favorite titles by the time 720 releases anyway. And if not, just let your 360 stick around for a little while longer. Not getting cheap, great games just beacuse there’s a new console coming within a year or so sounds like a terrible idea to me. 🙂

      That said. It would’ve been great if they worked on 720 as well. But as we all “know”, they probably won’t.

      Personally I’m more afraid of 720 not supporting my downloaded XBLA titles! 😦

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    • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

      Very good point you bring up Billy, This is my concern as well and I wish Major Nelson or anyone from MS’s PR department could atleast hint at whether not only GOD games are going to be transfered over but our Indy, XBLA, all DLC, tv shows, music and game videos as well.

      Could this be just a last ditch effort for MS to sell as many of these as they can before the next gen console arrives? Who knows, but I wouldn’t rule it out. All I know for certain though is that I’m not buying anything else untill we hear more about B/C and everything transfering over in April and at E3.

      It is a slap in the face by Nintendo and Sony for them not allowing their digital content transfer over to their next gen consoles. It’s a discrace by both of them if you ask me.. I don’t care if the chipsets are the reason or not. How anyone could support a console like the WiiU and PS4 that punches their consumers in the gut like this is beyond me.

      Like you said, It’s better to wait to see if everything is going to transfer over before buying anything else.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/oldboy26 Robert Paro

        If you own the previous console, how is a different console not supporting purchases from that machine a punch in the gut? They are not forcing you to sell your old consoles. That’s your decision, and it is very egotistical to think they should spend thousands if not millions to get an emulator going on hardware that probably could never realistically handle it, when less than 5% would buy only because of only that feature. In the end no one will care that much and still get the system.

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      • http://twitter.com/moldyclay Brandon Dutko

        Eventually, Microsoft will stop supporting the 360. This will mean the end of any purchased Indie Games, if nothing else.

        Thousands or millions to get an emulator? Right, which is why people make those themselves all the time? It’s as simple as using the 360 as a base and building up from there instead of throwing everything out the window in this race for power, which isn’t even important.

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      • Ary

        How do u know its only 5%? HOw do u know its really hard to make it backwardcompatible? The problem is not to keep or sell the old console THE PROBLEM IS THEY CUT ONLINE MATCHAMKING PVP ETC SUPPORT FOR MY OLD ARCADE GAMES…

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      • Alex_Atkin_UK

        What did Nintendo do? You can transfer EVERYTHING over, it just still only works in Wii mode, which is fair enough.

        Then if you want it to work in Wii U mode you have to pay a small upgrade fee, which is also fair as it costs money to port them over and it has more functionality than the Wii version.

        The problem is neither PS4 nor Xbox Next is likely to have this sort of functionality as the hardware is vastly different.

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      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        I don’t know the details since I don’t own either Wii, but I know the countless articles I’ve read online stating that Content will not transfer over. What is this Wii mode and WiiU mode you are describing? And if You are claiming everything will transfer over, you’re going to have to provide a link Alex if I’m going to believe it as it contradicts everything I’ve read thus far.
        If what you are saying is true.. NO UPGRADE FEE SHOULD BE PAID TO PLAY GAMES WE ALEADY PURCHASED ON A NEW CONSOLE! No way is that fair and no way is that justified in the slightest.
        So you are telling me after all the articles I read about the WiiU Nintendo finally decided we could play all of our virtual console games on the U? Please Alex, please provide a link.
        Thanks.

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      • Barry Csonka

        You my friend are clueless. Every single thing on Wii, including your game saves can transfer to WiiU. And getting to it is all of 1 click away on the home menu. And you’ve been able to do it since the day it hit the shelves.

        There’s no fee. The fee people were having a fit over is for downloading games off the new VC, that have new features over the original VC. And there hasn’t even been any of these released yet, so not a single person on Earth has spent a penny on it.

        As for a link, google is your friend.

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      • http://twitter.com/crunchewy Crunchewy

        The one exception is anything requiring a GC controller port (for example Dance Dance Revolution), but yeah, otherwise it all works and there aren’t a lot of games like that.

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      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        Clueless because I have never owned a Wii or a Wii you? No need to be rude pal! I don’t know about you, but last time I checked most gamers don’t keep up with little details of platforms they don’t even game on. :Rolls eyes: Forgive me for going by word of mouth on forums because I have read countless posts from others all over the web about how VC content didn’t transfer over! Now I’m hearing about a $.99 cent fee to make it work on the Wii U? Now you are telling me there is no fee? LOL
        I think I’ll just find out myself first hand than trust go by what you are anyone else says on a forum again.
        Also I use bing instead of google bud, and neither one of them are “My Friend.” Both are equally insufficient in finding the correct info I’m looking for and they always have been. I mainly use Bing because I do bing rewards every day.. In two years I got over $530 in Microsoft points and Amazon gift cards! Let’s just say, I havn’t paid for anything on XBL durring the last two years! Anyhow I thought I would point that out! 🙂

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      • Barry Csonka

        Yes. Clueless is what I said. I don’t own a PS3 but I know fact from fiction and don’t run around the internet spouting incorrect information.

        Let me make this really simple so you can understand.

        1. Transfer all your Wii content over to your WiiU

        2. Turn on WiiU

        3. Click the little icon that says Wii

        4. Magically everything you ever purchased on your Wii is there,

        Like I said earlier. If you want the upgraded WiiU VC version, there’s a 99 cent charge. These games aren’t available yet (with the exception of 2 that are a 30 cent special for the WiiU VC download version for new or old users.

        If you don’t want to pay, you do not have to. It just takes you a single extra click to get to your game.

        Congrats on being the only bing user on earth though. Bill Gates is probably on his way to your house right now to give you a hug.

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      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        I replied to you but it was quite nasty.. It looks like the mods didn’t appove it though. Personally I think you’re nothing more than a condescending little prick with nothing better to do than belittle other posters in their choice of search engines and browsers! Oh Noes! I’m in the minority with a bunch of nerds who use Google Chrome and Firefox! Oh boy the world is coming to end!

        Oh, btw.. I use IE too! Smartass! 🙂

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      • Barry Csonka

        Are you still prattling on about that? Your parents must get really annoyed with you.

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  • CovertBazinga

    Yeah I’m a little nervous that this means the disc version won’t be supported in the new console. But hey, might get some good deals out of it!

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    • Sanglant

      that’s pretty much a given it won’t. would defeat the purpose of GoD. the whole no used-games on the 720 rumor makes sense because it serves to increase GoD sales. all in all, MS is going to exploit its consumers from the sounds of it, which also makes sense given the way GoD has always been overpriced (even when on sale) when compared to the real market price.

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  • http://twitter.com/habpipes Mitchell Yachyshyn

    Will any of these be the GOTY editions with the downloadable content

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    • mcmax3000

      Probably not. I don’t think there are any GOTY editions on Games on Demand.

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  • http://twitter.com/jrock3x8 Jason Williams

    got some real bangers on that list.

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  • WWFMankind

    75-85% off what price? $59.99 or what most of these titles sell for now?

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    • mcmax3000

      I’m going to go out on a limb, and say that it’s off of their current Games on Demand price.

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  • conrad owens

    have you been peeking at my game collection @majornelson ? i already own most of the ones i’d want 😛 i also wonder is that potential 75% off relative to the original retail price of $60 or the current market place values ?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=576127196 Mark Farrington

    I’ve been considering getting a few of these already, now I just have to wait before I spend my 8000+ points. Halo 4, L4D2 and Borderlands 2, I’m waiting….

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  • http://twitter.com/HotDanceTrax Alex

    WHATTT

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  • http://twitter.com/AaronLozanom Aaron Lozano

    U will need a gold account?

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    • http://www.facebook.com/vincentlewin Vince Lewin

      As the Major pointed out about 10 posts up, no, these offers will be available to silver members.

      *Edit* Doh! silly ass-backwards comments system, of course the Majors post is in reply to yours, but common sense would say the comments should be oldest first, not newest!

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      • http://twitter.com/w00dm4n Superior w00dm4n

        lol

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      • http://twitter.com/incphi incphi

        Select “Oldest” in the Discussion drop-down box, if that’s how ya roll. 🙂

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  • https://twitter.com/#!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

    I see quite a few on this list I wouldn’t mind picking up. Can’t wait.

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  • http://twitter.com/liljrSanchez Juanito Sanchez™

    Just to clarify, GonD are not GOTY purchases and Online Pass is sold seperately (if required)

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    • Zach Peebles

      You don’t have to buy online passes separately. If a game has an online pass, you get it if you purchase the GoD version

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      • Nick Peck

        ^This. Juanito, new to how GoD works? lol :p

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

        to be fair, who would ever buy GoD they are usually twice the cost of retail.

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      • liljrSanchez

        New to GonD? I have purchased plenty and there might be exceptions, but Online Passes are not included…

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      • http://twitter.com/dlchief58 Michael Burden

        Besides that, I think there is only one on the list that may have an online pass anyway – Mortal Kombat. Arkham City does as well for the Catwoman content so don’t know if that is included as it is slightly different than an actual online pass – it is for bonus content for new purchases.

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      • Zach Peebles

        Mortal Kombat doesn’t require an online pass anymore

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      • http://twitter.com/rogXue Justin Forsythe

        Xbox support has confirmed that you are required to purchase a separate online pass for an G.O.D. game. Have you proven them wrong Zach? If so what title did you purchase?

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      • http://twitter.com/chuckiej Chuck Jacobson

        How?

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      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

        not for bad company 2. i remember everyone going mental when it came to GoD. they got ripped

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    • MacPh1sto

      I think he meant “season pass” and not “online pass”, since he was talking about GOTY games.

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      • Ary

        What is GoD, GonD, GoTY. srly not everyone is a pro on blogs?

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      • mcmax3000

        GoD, and GonD would be Games on Demand. GOTY is Game of the Year, referring to Game of the Year editions of games that get re-released with additional content (usually some, or all of the DLC that has been made available).

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      • Ary

        TY

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

    You have my attention, Microsoft. Hope you can deliver on the prices.

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  • Vagner Ranieri

    Now this is a deal. A REAL DEAL! Like Steam do.

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    • http://twitter.com/chipper_95 Paul Cotter

      How can you say this without seeing the prices? What if all new, popular games are only 25% off the full MSRP and the older, less popular games that you can easily find for super cheap already are the ones marked down up to 75/85% off? Will you still think its a good deal?

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      • http://twitter.com/AGRawrisBored AGRawr is Bored

        Paul, it is still a deal, the sale is for GoD games. You can go buy used copies of all those games combined for less than $100 probably. But the sale is for GoD games. It is still a deal, it’s still good to get alot of games easily. If you don’t like the prices, go buy it at gamestop.

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      • http://twitter.com/chipper_95 Paul Cotter

        I get that. You are buying a different version of the game. I was just comparing it to buying the disc-based version of the game because that is all there is to compare it to. My point was simply I guess we haven’t a different definition of what a deal is. For example, when a store goes out of business and they do their “going out of business sale”. They mark everything up to MSRP and THEN take the % off. So people say “oh this TV is 50% off, this must be a good deal” when in reality you can find it on amazon for that same price every day of the week. Some consumers are dumb enough to fall for things like this and I just want people to explore all their options available for buying a game before immediately saying “this is a great deal!”.

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