Microsoft Studios Sale and This Week’s Deals with Gold

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 14 April 2014.

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Resident Evil 5 Games on Demand 67%
Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen Games on Demand 63%
Devil May Cry HD Collection Games on Demand 67%
Remember Me Games on Demand 67%
Sleeping Dogs Games on Demand 38%
RIO Games on Demand 50%

The following Microsoft Studios discounts are valid for everyone on Xbox Live now through 14 April 2014.

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Castle Crashers  Arcade 67%
BattleBlock Theater  Arcade 67%
Charlie Murder  Arcade 70%
CastleStorm  Arcade 70%
Full House Poker  Arcade 70%
Perfect Dark  Arcade 70%
Fire Pro Wrestling  Arcade 70%
Iron Brigade  Arcade 70%
Wreckateer  Arcade 90%
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet  Arcade 70%
Home Run Stars  Arcade 90%
Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers  Arcade 50%
Gears of War 3 Games on Demand 67%
Gears of War 2 Games on Demand 67%
Gears of War Games on Demand 67%
Gears of War 3 Season Pass Add-On 67%
Alan Wake Games on Demand 75%
The Gunstringer Games on Demand 75%
Crackdown Games on Demand 67%
Halo Wars Games on Demand 67%
Halo Reach Games on Demand 67%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Xbox 360 Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

Comments

  • Nick King

    No Xbox One deals again😦

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    • Matthew Bunton

      Come on there’s not a lot they can do with it all yet. There have been a few deals but it’s too soon really to expect much more.

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      • Nick King

        If they are serious about making digital pricing more competitive then they need to be dropping prices permanently. I’m just asking for 1 or 2 special offers a week. Who in their right mind is going to pay £55 for a digital version when you can pick up the disc version for under £40?

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      • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

        Amen to that.

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      • Matthew Bunton

        I agree with your point Nick but, I think it will eventually happen in time.

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      • mcmax3000

        “I’m just asking for 1 or 2 special offers a week.”

        If they were doing that, they would’ve burned through every game out for the Xbox One already. Give it some time. They just had three games on sale a little over a week ago.

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      • Nick King

        Is that not reasonable, it doesn’t have to be 50% off like the last offers, just something that brings it more in-line with the disc version? Thief, Ryse, Tomb Raider, Angry Birds (69p on the App store, £35 on the Xbox!) and CoD “£100 edition” are the only games I’m aware of that were on offer, correct me if I’m wrong. Plenty of other games to go at (i.e. Forza, Battlefield, Zumba, Just Dance, Assassins Creed etc), if the prices were right I’d go fully digital…. but they aren’t.

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      • Brenny Bren

        Well they could have had one of the sports launch games on sale this week or even an arcade game. I don’t think I would have mind seeing a repeat. I just want to see xbox one sales happen more often. I’m hoping Assassins Creed goes on sale soon

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      • mauszx

        He has a point you know. Look at Steam, it has a lot of deals even from new games.

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      • mcmax3000

        Steam has also been around for more than four months.

        I’m not saying Xbox shouldn’t do any sales, or anything like that, but it’s a little much to expect one, or two sales a week from a system that hasn’t even been out for six months at this point.

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      • trfe

        No one cares what you’re asking for. You’re insignificant.

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      • Nick King

        Brilliant, where do I send the cookie?

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      • trfe

        Ok. If you have cookies you’re slightly more significant. Only slightly!

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  • http://www.kevin-fell.co.uk/ Kevin Fell

    Sleeping Dogs 38% off for gold subscribers only HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    • James Lawrence Murphy II

      Yeah we already got it free with Games With Gold.

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        apparently microsoft seems to think someone missed the chance and now want them to pay a premium. jk i don’t really care.

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  • Matthew Bunton

    Looks like a nice selection to me. Just wish that there were better storage options as my 320gb drive and 32gb memory sticks are full. I have to keep deleting content whereas it would be great to just allow external HD drives.

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    • bryan m. mayo

      i have the same problem and totally agree!

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    • trfe

      Delete a game you’re not going to play again and download a new one. It’s not rocket science.

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      • Marcus Roof

        It’s not rocket science to allow larger flash drives either. WTF is your problem? People are actually discouraged from buying stuff at this point. They don’t want to delete stuff. They’re not you. Get it? Ya, you don’t get it…

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    • Some guy

      I have a 20gb because I’m one of the early owner of the 360, I can feel your pain.

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  • bryan m. mayo

    sleeping dogs, iron brigade, gears of war, and crackdown were all free games with gold wtf are they on sale for again?

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    • mcmax3000

      New Gold members? Ones who missed downloading them when they were free?

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        As well as members who are not gold can now pick them up cheap.

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      • mcmax3000

        Yeah, that too. I didn’t even think of that situation.

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      • mando6599

        Yes, but 3 out of the 4 are best played with others online and if they don’t own gold, then they can’t experience the fun MP of IB, GoW, and CD.

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      i was thinking the same thing. they should be permapriced at $5 or less each.

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    • Jason Lafitte

      wreckateer was free before also.

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  • Hates bad writers.

    Well it seems you’ve learned from that piss poor April fools joke from last week, we appreciate it.

    Devil May Cry for $10? People have been telling me to try it for ages, consider it snagged.

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    • Professor Oak

      Definitely get DMC, you will not regret

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    • Some guy

      Just remember that game is really hard at times.(mostly because of the checkpoint system though)

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      • Hates bad writers.

        I’ve never in my life played a game that was difficult, I think I’ll be alright.

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      • mauszx

        That is not the problem at all, the problem is that the game aged like milk, and the camera is annoying, I know it was supposed to be a RE game but man, the camera is so bad.

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  • Gobl1n

    Really wish there were more Games on Demand + DLC sales. For instance, Halo: Reach is on sale this week. Why not put the DLC on sale too? I am paying a premium, at least give me a premium discount.

    I don’t feel like I am entitled to it, neither should anybody else, but there are some gamers out there like myself who will spend an extra $10-$20 if add-ons were on sale as well. Silly achievements!😦

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    • trfe

      Never good enough for you huh?

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      • Gobl1n

        Never good enough? I said that I would be inclined to spend a lot more if the DLC was on sale. At what point am I not satisfied with the sale(s) I have somewhat of an interest in?

        Dickhead, your post history shows what type of “gamer” you are. You’re the type of “gamer” who would see microtransactions as a blessing to the industry.

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  • Wicker Man

    A lot of games this week … and still no Shadow Complex.😦 Looking like it’ll never get discounted again. Oh well, finally got Castle Crashers at least.

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    • trfe

      Poor you! All these discounted games but the one game out of thousands you really want isn’t on the list! Life just isn’t fair huh?

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      • Wicker Man

        Hey, trying to persuade. I’ve thought about picking it up at full price but did that with Dust and a week later it went on sale for $5. Then a week or two after that it went on sale again for even less. Talk about bad timing.

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      • mauszx

        I know that feel

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      • Marcus Roof

        do you need your diaper changed?

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      • IN_YO_FACE_86

        I do I’m up to my knees over here.lol

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      • trfe

        Maybe you’re not the brightest bulb but I was calling out the whiner complaining about no Shadow Complex.

        Try to keep up man.

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      • Marcus Roof

        no. you’re calling out every single solitary person in this forum…calling ALL of them whiners because they have various legitimate grievances (okay not that guy but everybody else does) because you’re a sycophant that needs attention even if it’s negative.

        Obviously removing the downvote doesn’t remove blog conflict… See that now, Disqus and every other comment system out there? So give us back our downvote so we can downvote this guy into oblivion…This guy only seeing upvotes will only encourage him to troll everyone more…

        And for the love of god Major, give us a larger hard drive….larger flash drive support. something. jesus… i’m begging ya man…eveyone in here wants to throw money at their screens over these sales. some of us won’t, can’t, whatever.

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      • IN_YO_FACE_86

        I know it’s fair to me because my 360 stop reading my game disk and now I can get Gears 3 again to download.lol . and yes I love playing that game.

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  • Wicker Man

    Would be nice if MS would finally make a large HDD available for 360 … like a terabyte. There are many sales I pass up that I’d get if I had more space available. And yeah, I know you can delete and download again but I just don’t like doing that and so don’t.

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    • trfe

      Constantly complaining…

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      • Wicker Man

        And you’re constantly complaining about my complaining. Guess we got something in common.

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      • trfe

        What you did is complain. What I did is observe.

        Nothing in common with you whiney babies.

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      • Beano

        turf is prolly major herb in disguise. he can’t take it anymore and is lashing out.

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      • http://oxm.com.mx Mykelosh

        You don’t seem to get it, mostly because it’s not a “delete what you don’t play” issue or just another whinin’ just cus is MS.
        This discounts are like spitting to the sky: losing potential buyers because they won’t allow more space for storage digital games.
        Nintendo is another example of shooting themselves on the knee, because only God knows when they plan to release SNES and GBA titles for the 3DS eShop —but there you have’m more than happy and waiting while they report losses. Why is this labelled as a complain? Not everyone has a goddamn SNES console ready for playin’ Super Mario RPG, and so it is with the likes that want to play Shadow Complex from time to time.

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      • mauszx

        amm GBA and SNES will go to the WiiU store, why? because they want the wiiU to start selling. 3DS has sold a lot of hardware and software and they are probably working on their next handheld.

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  • JackPackage

    Better.

    Based on this sale, it seems like you maybe listened to us in these comments and that is a good thing. A lot of people have asked for Alan Wake and now they get the chance to play what is my favourite game of this past generation. I’m not sure if they’re on sale but be sure to get the DLC (The Signal & The Writer) as well as Alan Wake’s American Nightmare too, it’s worth it just to play more of the great game and story, although you’ll be disappointed that there won’t be an Alan Wake 2.

    Will probably pick up Perfect Dark & Halo Wars, and hopefully Gears 3 might get a boost in players so I can go back to playing Horde mode… Maybe… I’m still angry over Judgement.

    Having Crackdown, Iron Brigade & Sleeping Dogs on sale, is really going to give a lot of people on here a negative impression of this sale, purely because they were GwG, despite the rest of the sale being decent.

    Again; Alan Wake is £3.74 I will personally guarantee anybody’s money on that deal, if they want to buy it.

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  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    weird that two of the games listed are ones they gave away for free. hopefully everyone and their mom got those so that they are never in a sale again.

    alan wake is a great game that everyone should have played or needs to play.

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    • Professor Oak

      I believe that the Microsoft Studios sale is open to all, not just gold, 3 of the GwG would be on sale for non gold members

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  • Beano

    I would buy some stuff here for sure, but MY HARD DRIVE IS FULL. HELP ME PHIL SPECTOR AND MAJOR HERB WHY U NO GIVE ME LOVE ON THE HDD

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    • Marcus Roof

      They are literally f*cking stupid for this. They’re encouraging hacking and modding at this point…People don’t want to delete games or swap out flash drives.

      They want to turn on their machine, look at their awesome collection and go “what do I wanna play today…?” If they’re not going to release new hard drives, at least remove the restriction on flash drives. 128gb flash drives exist now. 4 or 5 of these in the USB ports gives you at least 500gb additional storage.

      When you discourage or make it more difficult for people to hand over money to you, you’re kind of an idiot at that point…

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      • Peter

        Agreed Ms is literally being so greedy that they are encouraging people to mod not by choice. I hear the stupid suggestion oh you swap out drives What? 32 gigs is a stupid artificial limit so you can sell more overpriced/underpowered drives. I don’t wanna buy your overpriced drives and even if i did i don’t want to swap out my collection accordingly. On a pc i can have all my games accessible from one huge drive.

        Instead we are stuck with getting 32 gig pen drives and having a stack of them when a much larger usb drive would do. It looks pathetic all because i don’t wanna mod my system and be legit. They wanna go digital but are stuck with swapping 32 gig pen drives or swapping out drives? Seriously MS??? thats insane

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      • Peter

        My guess is that MN as gamer realizes how artificially imposed the limit is and how ridiculous it really is but won’t come out and say it openly.

        Artificial storage limit? Options include modding (looking REALLY inviting)

        deleting files to make space/ and downloading piecemeal when i need it<– Retarded

        Buying tons of usbs at the limit of 32 gigs <–Retarded as well

        Buying their proprietary hd's which are overpriced/undersized AND still having to swap them out? Also retarded

        Sorry but MS your overprotection of your product is really making it hard to be legit user especially on you wanting to make digital your emphasize. None of the above besides modding is practical

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      • Does Not Equal

        … literally?

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  • HierkönnteIhreWerbungstehen

    These old games are much cheaper at retail, im so glad i did not buy a one, i was stupid enough to think i could pick up some cheap games for the 360 and keep it another year, i guess thats not happening, at least not via download

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    • Catalyst

      I’d like to know where you are finding Alan Wake, DMC, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, Halo Wars, Remember Me, Halo Reach, or even many of the arcade titles at retail for these prices.

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      • HierkönnteIhreWerbungstehen

        at any german electro markt, they convert the prices 1:1 from dollar to euro(digitally) so its not that hard to that much cheaper

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      • yassine db

        Hmm, which electro markt in Germany sells them at the price please

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      • HierkönnteIhreWerbungstehen

        media markt, saturn, take your pick, old 360 are 9,99 euro retail now

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      • yassine db

        well, old are not the point…i mean these specific games. RE5 is 20 euro in MM, Remember Me 29,99. So please

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      • HierkönnteIhreWerbungstehen

        re5 is not 20 euro, no matter what their homepage says, all those games have moved to the bargain bin, at mmorga de you can buy dl codes for even less money

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      • yassine db

        be consistent mate. You mentioned retail stores, now you are sending me to online discounter. Meanwhile MMOGA has no RE5 or Remember Me for x360 on their site.

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      • HierkönnteIhreWerbungstehen

        call a media markt and don’t bother me, ok?

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      • Guest

        I don’t think he understands the difference. Move along.

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  • Marcus Roof

    Why does MS’s site think I haven’t already bought Halo Wars? Because I did…I’m signed in and it thinks I didn’t.

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    • ASA

      Hmm. Weird. If you’re looking to re-download it, check your download history, should bring it back.

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      • Marcus Roof

        I don’t think I was able to pull it from there either. I had to transfer it from Xbox to Xbox….I bought it a long time ago. It could have something to do with rights/licensing…MS did scuttle the studio and pull the online servers at one point. I thought a new studio took over…It was a great RTS…

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    • Antarael Dulacre

      You probably should do a license transfer, taht will might fix it…

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  • Professor Oak

    Highly recommend Devil May Cry HD Collection and Halo Reach

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    • DyingRomanGaming

      I grabbed Castle Crashers too Oak. Pretty solid game so far.

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  • Cagateybaila

    Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is a greatly underrated game. Highly recommended.

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    • Some guy

      I heard the game ran at like 10fps, is that true?

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      • Cagateybaila

        Probably, but still worth it xD

        And it is COMPULSORY to install a free texture pack if you don’t want your eyes to pop out.

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      • Some guy

        I wonder if that HD texture pack is the cause of the fps drop.
        Oh well, I’ll have to try it myself, thanks.

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      • Cagateybaila

        Oh, haven’t thought it… you may be right.

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      • NarcoSleepy

        I ran it with the free HD texture pack, and for the most part, I did not notice any framerate issues. Not that they didn’t occur, but they weren’t often. I think I had one issue while fighting the Ur-dragon.

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      • fallouthirteen

        It’s been awhile since I completed it (base game, not Dark Arisen), but I don’t remember frame rate being an issue (unlike say Dark Souls in Blight Town, I remember that well). If it does drop it’s probably in certain situations. The game is still pretty great though.

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      • Some guy

        I see, good to know it’s not blight town kind of bad.
        So it’s probably just massive spells spam that cause really big issues.

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  • ImTheMetalLord

    Could anyone give me the low down on RE5 and/or Remember Me. I’m thinking about picking them up but I’m on the fence on them. Would you recommend?

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    • Some guy

      RE5 is ok, the teamate AI is terrible so don’t expect to finish the game on hard alone unless you farm for upgrades and steamroll the game(about 20 hours of farming~)
      Remember me is forgettable.

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    • ASA

      No clue on RE5. Really loved Remember Me. The combat system is interesting in RM, but not really special. I really enjoyed the story line, however.

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    • fallouthirteen

      RE5 is one of my favorite games on the 360. I will say this though, you NEED to have a co-op partner, the AI partner is… less than ideal. So if you like co-op games, it’s hard to beat RE5 as a purchase.

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    • Legion

      I too am curious about Remember Me. The combat didn’t seem that interesting, but the whole “change the crime scene” parts of the game seemed fascinating to me. But I read there were about 4 of those total…

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    • mauszx

      RE5 is very good, not scary at all, but still is a very good game, but if you have someone to play with. Remember me is good, is a very cool story and universe, I liked the style of the game, but the combat is somehow frustrating. For that discount I say you should buy it.

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  • Marcus Roof

    LARGER HARD DRIVES NOW

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    • Harold Rivera

      AMEN TO THAT!!!! Seriously when are these guys going to see that they are shooting themselves on the knee with the stupid 32gb restriction, heck even the cheapest smartphone supports more space than that!!!

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      • trfe

        Get an xbox one slacker.

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      • Marcus Roof

        ya great…with that they get a non-removable hard drive with no external storage options whatsoever…please go away…

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      • Professor Oak

        Actualy, you can pop it open and put a larger hard Drive in the Xbox One as it is just an off the Shelf unit, however, doing so will void the warrenty

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      • Marcus Roof

        Doesn’t that risk a TOS violation? Another draconian MS policy…Do they routinely scan for such things when you connect to live? Heavy users have nothing but bad options here…Follow the rules and run out of space or break them and get kicked out…

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      • Professor Oak

        Actually, on the Xbox One, they don’t, I haven’t personally done it, but you can go read other forums and find the same thing, The Hard Drive on the Xbox one is a standard, off the shelf unit, only thing that happens if you open it and change the Hard Drive is void the warrenty.

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      • Marcus Roof

        and how would you even get the XB1 OS on it? I have no idea about these things. I want MS to do this work for me and make it easy…if I’m going to mod everything I might as well stick to PC and Steam…

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      • Professor Oak

        Pretty dumb thing to ask, look at the 360, doesn’t it still run the OS without the HDD in, the answer is yes, yes it does. You can just swap the HDD on the one

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        Actually, in reality it doesn’t have an OS per se. It runs off off of Bios only. At least I know this is a fact on the 360. Not sure if the One is the same but pretty sure it is.

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      • trfe

        Xbox live checking your hard drive? Do you know anything?

        Talk about green.

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      • trfe

        External storage coming in a month or so.

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      • Kravex

        What use is that, these are 360 games.

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      • Michael Burden

        And the One’s hard drive is undersized to begin with, not to mention it doesn’t help with 360 deals.

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      • Harold Rivera

        Look out guys here’s a troll……..And the XBONE has 1TB….oh wait is only 500GB and no deals of the week and no backwards compatibility, but if you gave me the money I would buy it if not STFU. You have been trolling all day must be a very lonely person😦

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      • trfe

        I’ve posted like 6 times in 10 hours. Is that a lot to you?

        Tough to be lonely when I’m at my job.

        Sorry you don’t have any money but I will not be buying you an xbox one. Maybe one day you’ll have one. I love mine. External storage will be here in 30-45 days. I still have plenty of room on my hard drive.

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      • Riddick Snipes

        An Xbox one 500gb is equivalent to an 80gb 360 as far as storing games goes.

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  • ikari_paul

    not bad. quantity and quality. prices not bad either.

    guess M$ finally understands that its better to sell a game at more reasonable price, than to have it sit on the spanking new Azure servers forever

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  • CaleL

    I specifically requested Remember Me a short while ago. Thanks for listening! I’ve already grabbed it.

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  • Tim

    Resident Evil 4 on should be on sale! £15 and it’s only available on Xbox store, decent week otherwise. Good job Microsoft.

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  • http://twitter.com/incphi incphi

    Some really nice prices there, Microsoft. I only wish you’d thought to discount the DLC for those of us who already own the majority of tese titles. :-

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    • mauszx

      True that

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  • Peter

    ms doesn’t usually discount the dlc as well. They aren’t that stupid. They know that once you buy the discounted game you’ll probably end up buying the dlc at full price. Same reason why the free games we get the dlc isn’t usually discounted as well

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  • Peter

    For example Castle Crashers the game is discounted but the dlc isn’t and to get it all you’d end up paying more than the game itself. I’m pretty sure thats not by accident and is planned

    Same thing with these deals they usually rotate them around. This sale has the same deja vu as the previous ones. All of these games were already available before for sale or for free.

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    • Does Not Equal

      So don’t buy them.

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      • José Netto

        I would actually think that we gamers would make a great point to the industry if everyone would just stop buying DLC… it is a bad habit we give them and, honestly, at the price they charge most or at least some DLCs it should be a crime… most of the time it’s meaningless under 100Mb add ons that really should be available with the original game… but that’s me…

        It’s getting even more messed up with this new genre emerging with games like Happy Wars, Spartacus, World of Tanks and Warface where often you come to realize that, if you’re willing to go deeper on them, you can spend quite a bit with in-game content… I personally won’t spend a penny on these…

        I personally only think of going through such thing as buyin some dlc when it’s under $1 like Fallout 3 DLC a few months ago🙂

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    • mauszx

      It’s a 6 year old game, the dlc has added by the time, what did you expect? Also this game has been on discount 30 times at least, also I think the dlc has been on sale once or twice.

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  • Legion

    You want Castle Crashers. This comment is in the second person and you still want Castle Crashers.

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  • Paris Vaunter

    I got Magic 2014 because my Hitman Absolution save got corrupted.

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