Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal – Day 2

Today only: It’s a great time to pick up these titles if you don’t already own them. And don’t forget – there are over two dozen games still on sale until Dec 22nd. Check out that list here.

More Daily Deals incoming tomorrow!

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Costume Quest 2 Xbox One Game 33%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Xbox 360

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Tropico 5 Games On Demand 33%
Costume Quest 2 Arcade 33%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

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Comments

  • Professor Oak

    Wow, these are pretty bad, 0% of gamers will want these, When we Getting Tales from the Borderlands sale?

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    • Bennijin

      That’s a bit harsh, I loved Costume Quest!

      That said, £8.03 still seems like a bit much.

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      • Professor Oak

        Really? I have only heard bad things about the Costume Quest games. I have not heard 1 good thing about it.

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      • Bobo Tapia

        Tales from the Borderlands just came out. Doubt it’ll be on sale soon.

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      • GamerResentment

        Actually I belive with wolf amongst us, and the first ep of season 2 TWD, they released the first chapter free soon after its release as well for a holiday sale. It’s almost bound to happen if not now, in Jan.

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      • Bobo Tapia

        True. We’ll see.

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      • Michael Burden

        Really? You are literally the ONLY person I’ve heard bash the Costume Quest games. And I AM interested in this sale, so much for your 0% claim. So are many others.

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      • Professor Oak

        I have a friend has it, and whren I asked them they said it was a huge disappointment. Well whatever, i don’t care.

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      • Michael Burden

        So you think there is 0% interest in a game just because ONE of your friend’s didn’t like it? SMH.

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      • Professor Oak

        I could care less.

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      • wookster

        I never did trust Prof. Oak.

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      • Professor Oak

        Well you shouldn’t, I am supposed to be a Professor of Pokemon, yet I tell you to fill a completely empty pokedex

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      • Michael Burden

        You obviously did care because you took the time to post AND change your original post (from 0% to >10%). And you are more correct now – greater than 10% of people will be interested in this deal.

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      • Professor Oak

        There, fixed

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      • Michael Burden

        LOL, I figured you didn’t know the difference between greater than and less than – that grade school math be hard. Now your statement is back to being woefully wrong.

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      • Professor Oak

        Actually in my second year at an engineering school. I just forget which way it goes sometimes

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      • Chez

        Gotta agree, on birth points, woulda grabbed it instantly if it would have been half price as well. Awh well, thanks MS appreciate the work so far.

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      • JackPackage

        The Costume Quest games are awesome. I love that they exist.

        It’s just that you can really only enjoy playing them for about (at most) a month of the year.

        33% isn’t enough of a discount to buy now and stash away until next October, so there’s not much incentive to actually buy it.

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    • Karachi King

      You might want to adjust your figure, because I’m probably going to get Costume Quest.

      I think a sale on a Tales from the Borderlands is pretty unlikely, considering it’s only 3 weeks old.

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      • Professor Oak

        Well Tell Tale always gives us the first episode of their games every year. They gave us Episode 1 of Wolf Among Us last Christmas, I am hoping they do the same for Tales from the Borderlands. The also discounted the season pass. I see it highly likely they will do it.

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      • http://twitter.com/rogXue rogXue

        For a game that came out a few weeks ago? Don’t hold your breath. Wolf came out over 2 months before it was part of that sale. As for Costume Quest the first was great but at 33% I’ll wait for 50%. That and can you please fix the leftovers MS…. $10.04 REALLY?! Make it $9.99 like last gen.

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      You really think that? I’ve been debating on getting Tropico for some time now and I may grab it at this price or I may wait…haven’t really decided yet. At 50% off I wouldn’t have to think about it I would just do it. But with the other sales it’s hard to pull the trigger. But still thinking about it LOL

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      • Professor Oak

        Was mostly refering to Costume Quest, have heard mixed things about Tropico. I have only heard bad things about costume quest

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      • Beano

        I tried playing a Tropico, and I thought it was hideous. If I were going to play it, I would also not pick console.

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      • Some guy

        Tropico 3 is great, the problem is that 4 and 5 don’t add much.

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      • Michael Burden

        “I have only heard bad things about costume quest”…. from ONE friend. LMAO. Get friends with better taste in games.

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      • Alex Tran

        I highly recommend the PC version if you can run it. Much better than the console versions.

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    • BlinkFandango

      I got it, I loved the first Costume Quest, great way to introduce my wife to RPG style combat in a very simple game and had a fun story for her.

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    • http://www.youtube.com/SabzilaTV SABZILA

      what!! u dont want costume quest?? .. im sure u bought a next gen console as we all did to play tablet games lol

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  • frank pikul

    F-

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  • deadbox102

    Are these the ones that wouldn’t fit on day one? With the inventory of the 360 and the One, why only a hand full of games for day 2?

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    • Catalyst

      Day One was just the LOTR games (Shadow of Mordor, Lego: Hobbit/LOTR). Those other games on the listing are the weekly deals as stated in the article above.

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      • deadbox102

        Yeah, but they were far better than these.

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  • Catalyst

    *crickets*

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  • Jessie Kobain

    Im really waiting for DMC. please god

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  • David Shaffer

    Got my fingers crossed for a sale on Outlast, Pier Solar, Styx Master of Shadows, and unlikely but still would like to get a discount on Lara Croft Temple of Osiris. 1001 Spikes and a good sale on Ryse would be nice to.

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    • BlinkFandango

      I think Styx and Pier Solar will probably go on sale, they are on sale for PSN right now. 1001 Spikes might have a sale, I don’t recall if it has been on sale yet, but Ryse probably won’t they dropped the price already on Black Friday.

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      • Kevin Klahn

        Hoping for far cry 4 and contrast

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      • GamerResentment

        Contrast maybe but a little too soon for FC4

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      • BlinkFandango

        I’m hoping for Far Cry, but I’m worried it won’t go on sale separately with the bundle they have going with the Crew. Contrast has been on sale before, but it might be on sale again and hopefully cheaper than before.

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    • JackPackage

      If Styx goes on sale for a decent discount, I would buy it in an instant.

      One of those digital only games that was a little expensive on release for what it offered but a game that definitely appeals to me. I thought the initial price of £23.99 ($37.71) was absolutely ridiculous for a lower budget digital title.

      Ryse was on sale in the Black Friday sale, so you should definitely expect it to be on sale again here. It was 50% off on Black Friday, so it’ll probably be 33% off at some point this week.

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  • That Guy

    Can anyone else say “who cares”?

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      Who cares….about your comment.

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  • Muhammad Wilson

    This message goes out to Major Nelson or whoever is in control of the game management on xbox live arcade. I was just doing my daily searching of the xbox live arcade games to see which games I needed and I saw that Rush’N Attack Ex-Patriot isn’t there. It seems like it was delisted. If it is this is the 3rd game that I wanted that got delisted without warning. Kung Fu Strike, Lucha Fury, and Rush’N Attack Ex-Patriot all which have been released in 2011 has never been on sale and got delisted without warning. What the heck is going on with games that has been out for as long as the xbox 360 has and not gotten a sale or getting delisted without warning. Could who ever is in charge of game management please put those games back up on the marketplace so I could at least purchase them for full price….

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      MS does not make that choice to delist a game. That would be the publisher.

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      • Beano

        I would bet it goes both ways

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      • mauszx

        it goes either game, sometimes the publisher lost the rights of a license aka Marvel games, some other times microsoft decides to take down the game aka Ascend hands of kul.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        If it’s a license issue then you lose ability to download the game if you purchased it (and I believe you can get a refund in those cases without question by contacting customer service) but otherwise if you already purchased it then you can still re download it. I have a few that are not listed anymore for purchase but I can still re download them.

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      • mauszx

        I didn’t know that, thank you.

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      • mcmax3000

        I believe in the case of Ascend, Microsoft was the publisher, so that was still the case of it being a publisher call.

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      • mauszx

        I believe Microsoft was publisher only because microsoft didn’t accept games without a publisher. Meaning if you are independent you have to be approved and published by microsoft studios. But the game on steam doesn’t have a publisher, is an independent studio.

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      • cortez

        i think they do, i remember a few years back they added a criteria that a game can be delisted if it has a low % conversion rate from trial to full.

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      • Muhammad Wilson

        Who ever makes the decisions can the games be put back up please. At least put the Rush n Attack back up. It seems like it got delisted yesterday. The other two games i could purchase on the pc. The Rush n Attack is an xbla and psn exclusive. I remember this happened maybe a year back with Yars Revenge. Where it got delisted without warning and gamers made an outcry about it and they put it back on marketplace. In fact it’s still there now.

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      • Michael Burden

        Different situation with Yars Revenge and putting it back up had nothing to do with gamer outcry. Atari was going through bankruptcy/restructuring which affected the availability of that and a few other Atari titles for a short time.

        Very few games give warning before being delisted, which does suck and I wish Microsoft would address this. Reasons for delisting vary – licensing expiring, publisher going defunct, poor sales over a period of time, and of course Microsoft’s discretion (which is rare). Most times it is because of poor sales and licensing.

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      • Professor Oak

        You need to ask the publishers. Google to find them, they will not see your cries for them here

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  • Dave Hurt

    Probably a good game but hardly the level of game offering that I suspect most people are hoping for….

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    • TheDogIsNotInYou

      Just wait until tomorrow…

      MX vs ATV Supercross & MotoGP 14

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  • Beano

    Playstation’s late 2014 deals are sucking, too. At this rate, neither company is going to get any more money from me in 2014.

    I did just buy a retail copy of Ninja Gaiden II today for $5.

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    • mauszx

      You think so? between Xbox and Playstation sale I’m interested in at least 5 games this week.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        Ignore Beano….I haven’t seen them say one thing positive ever about anything. Except for maybe they are positive that everything sux.

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      • Ann Weschenfeller

        You have to admit that even if they arent awful, the two first daily sales have been kinda meh indeed…But who knows, maybe they’re saving the best for last.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        Not every sale is going to be geared towards every person. The week long sales have so overshadowed the daily sales however I know plenty that got yesterdays and are buying today as well. I bet they sell 10,000 copies or more of each.

        Think about how much money that is and we are only talking about less than 1% of owners buying them. Again, not ever sale is going make every person excited.

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      • Beano

        I passionately love my life and my wife and my job and my cats and my apartment and my city, and I even love my Xbox 360…much more than my PS3. And the past years’ sales were exciting to me, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t think this year’s sale is kind of sucking so far. I have bought jack.

        I admit I am hard on Xbox, and I also really don’t know if I like the owner of this blog. But most of my negativity stems from the fact that:

        1. digital console games and DLC are pretty damn over-priced. A lot of times, even 75% off is still just a so-so deal!

        2. MS can’t say how long they will support the 360, meaning that when I am old, I might not still have access to the games I paid for, and I WILL still want to play them sometimes.

        3. the 360 HDD / 32GB stick nonsense is pathetic. Why not just give all of us non-criminals (the vast majority) the ability to not have to worry about a full HDD? It is ridiculous and pathetic. And it costs them money, I think.

        4. Half of the games Admiral Byrd pushes on us are very mediocre games. The bottom dollar is, we are just money to them. He might as well be Ron Popeil, the way he throws that stuff on the world. So forgive me if I don’t get all teary-eyed because TETRIS and RISK are now on the Xbox ONE.

        When I see something awesome, I say it, Metal. Believe me, I hope something gets coughed up that I actually want this winter.

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      • mauszx

        You have a point, then again if you have a problem with the memory thing, I believe the playstation3 let’s you do whatever you want, since the first xbox Microsoft has been a little bit more control freak about those things. I agree with you that most of the digital games are overpriced so most of the time you have to wait for a great deal to get one. That said, Costume Quest 2 and Tropico 5 are new games and while I think that those games should had been on a 50% there are still a lot of good games on the weekly deal. Between these sales and the Playstation sales I think you can get a very good collection, of course it all depends what kind of games that you like. I’m pretty sure a lot of XboxOne owners got excited yesterday for the discount on Shadow of mordor, I’ll be honest I’m tempted to buy Costume Quest2, one of the transformers games and another game.

        On the playstation side they have PierSolar, Child of light and CounterSpy for me, they also have Hotline Miami which I already own and it’s one of my favorite games and if someone has a PS4 maan they have the metro games, Sleeping Dogs AND Styx, which I would love to play if I only had a PS4.

        So in reality, the games that have been on sale are probably not you cup of tea, but there are a lot of people that might like them, let’s just be thankful it wasn’t another Cod Ghost sale.

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      • Beano

        Again…I HAVE played a nice share of the games on sale. So obviously, other people have not yet played these games. But to illustrate the PS sale…I bought Persona 3 for $5 and played the hell out of it. It was then on sale five more times for $5. But this week it’s….$6.50. Wtf? I think Infinite is a good deal, but I will pass because I now require GREAT deals to put 6GB more on my HDD (Thanks, MS!). There are some good deals here, but nothing that is AWESOME. And nothing for me, because I have played or own the games already that I might be otherwise interested in (for the same or even less money).

        So far, I think MS is phoning this sale in. It’s not a terrible sale, but I would still only rate it 4/10. Probably will still wow us towards the end, but I am not holding my breath.

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      • Beano

        That’s cool…there are some on here that I have already played via retail or bought when on sale earlier. For me…I have not been inspired to buy anything. I used to buy a lot during this winter sale.

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  • Cagateybaila

    I’m just waiting for Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition’s day.

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    • Catalyst

      That dropped to $35 over Black Friday (and lower in physical). If it does go on sale again, I doubt it will be as low a price as that.

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      • GamerResentment

        It was $20 on Black Friday actually. At least for the 360. Idk about the x1

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      • Dirk Diggler

        Diablo III vanilla was never released on X1. Just the Ultimate Evil Edition.

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      • Catalyst

        I was speaking X1 version. It was $35 digital on Live, and lower other places for the physical disk.

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      • Cagateybaila

        Diablo III has been on sale every month since it was released in the Marketplace so I hope it does again with these sales.

        It was 19,99$ for Xbox 360 I think but on EU they didn’t show the sale. Hope it does now.

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      • Dirk Diggler

        but…..You and the dude that replied to you was talking about the Ultimate Evil Edition.

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      • Cagateybaila

        Yes, yes, I was talking too about Ultimate Evil Edition. It was on sale for 360 for 19,99$ on Black Friday, but in EU it was only on sale for Xbox One😦

        I still don’t know why.

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  • Michael White

    Still hoping for Pier Solar to drop in price

    For what it’s worth CQ2 is decent enough

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    • mauszx

      Not to be that guy, but if you have a ps3, pier solar is on discount this week.

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      • Michael White

        I’ve only got X1 & PS4 right now
        It’s cheaper (slightly) on PS4 but………I like achievements too much

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      • mauszx

        Oh well, Pier solar is also on a discount on ps4, specially if you are a plus member. but I understand the achievement problem, but hey Pier solar has Platinum Trophy.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/SabzilaTV SABZILA

    The countdown link is gone from my console? (Australia) anyone else?

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  • Régis Bowersox

    C’mon Microsoft, are u kidding me? It’s December sales, for f*** sake… nobody wants to wake up the next day, and find this stupid games on Daily Deals…. GOD…. when will you get us the good stuff? I mean, really? Costume Quest?????????????????????? Really?????????????????????????????

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    • CoD Master

      How about to buy something from the whole catalog of sales here? You trollface!

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    • Gazmaster3D

      I think the real question here is have you got enough ?’s in your post?

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      • Michael White

        I think 2or3 more & he would have overdone it

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    • Michael Burden

      Yes, really. This is a very popular game with MANY people. Just because YOU don’t like it doesn’t mean there aren’t MILLIONS who do. Keep in mind that not everyone will have the same tastes in games as you.

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  • Briskmaster

    Has anybody here ever used KontrolFreeks? I ended up with nerve damage in my left hand and it’s hard for me to play more than an hour because my hand hurts so bad. Just curious if anybody feels like they reduce hand fatigue because it really sucks to limit my gaming to an hour at a time. Any other ideas would also be appreciated. Thanks.

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    • CoD Master

      What is that?

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      • http://www.youtube.com/SabzilaTV SABZILA

        add on extension for the analogue controller stick to aid precision and better feel of control.

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      • CoD Master

        Oh thank you for the explanation of it, I wish him to feel better.

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    • http://www.youtube.com/SabzilaTV SABZILA

      They seem to give more precise control but if they would help ur condition im not sure. If u love gaming and this might be a chance to help.. i say buy them since they are affordable.

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    • evilfangs .

      Your hand would be in a different position on the controller and your thumbs would be slightly raised but you will have more accuracy in the analog stick which might help your hand as it wouldn’t be moving as much.

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    • Briskmaster

      Thanks for the replies. I placed my order so I guess I’ll know in a few days.

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  • ambuckle

    Ah, Costume Quest 2 is good but I’d rather keep my money for something else than buy a game that’s only 6 hours long.

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      too bad. it is a great game.

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  • Golaga123

    Metro Redux again please!

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  • ElCuervoSlash

    Menudo bodrio de ofertas

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      Menudo means boy band in spanish. i do understand that part of your comment. i do not know of any boy band games though. it would be cool to kill zombies while having “quit playing games with my heart” and “bye bye bye” playing in the background. it would make so much more sense.

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  • Ann Weschenfeller

    On the twelve days of Christmas Microsoft gave to me, some sales that are kinda meh-ish…

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    • cortez

      Yep what a dong drop to the forehand

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  • Jan Václavík

    I would be somewhat tempted to pick Tropico 5, if it was Xbox One game.

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    • Michael Burden

      I was wondering why Kalypso made the decision to skip the One on this when they made it for the PS4, PS3 and 360. Hopefully they reconsider this or are working on a version with Kinect integration. I’d have been tempted on the 360 version if Amazon didn’t have the retail disc available for $20 right now (over $6 cheaper).

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      • Jan Václavík

        I already own 360 versions of 3 and 4 on disc, which means I wont buy 5 as a download. And given the blatant Tropico 4 re-use of assets, I probably wont buy yet another Tropico 3 on 360…

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        i heard tropico 5 was lame anyway.

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      • Gazmaster3D

        It is a bit cack.

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        lol you are the one i heard it from first. then i went and checked some reviews and you were spot on.

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      • Gazmaster3D

        Glad to be of service :p

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      • Gazmaster3D

        Aparrantly they got the Xbox Ones dev kit late and basically couldn’t be bothered to do a One port which was really dissapointing for me as I am a big fan of the series. Saying that I got it on 360 and it was a bit of a let down.

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  • CoD Master

    @gamerresentment:disqus Did you checked out Deadly Promotion, the thing we talked about? What are you gonna do?

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  • Vince

    Major f*ck Smite, bring Dota to xbox one

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  • Scott Beers

    Look like we might see dirt bike/ motorcycle sale tomorrow.

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      Moto GP 14 @ 33% off
      AND
      MX vs ATV Supercross @ 33% off
      for that 360

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      • CoD Master

        Interesting!

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    • Rakaiju

      Meh. I’ll pass.

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    • IN_YO_FACE_86

      NBA sale anyone?

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  • Sledg

    All you need to do is look at these comments and you’ll know exactly why Major wants to disable comments.

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    • http://www.youtube.com/SabzilaTV SABZILA

      Its freedom of speech and they need to know all our opinions good, bad and those with no brains lol

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