This Week’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sale

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 11 May 2015.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Far Cry 4 Xbox One Game 45%
Far Cry 4 Gold Edition  Xbox One Game 40%
Far Cry 4 Season Pass Add-On 33%
Assassin’s Creed Unity Xbox One Game 45%

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

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Call of Duty: Black Ops Games On Demand 75%
Call of Duty 2 Games On Demand 50%
Call of Duty Classic Arcade 33%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Games On Demand 60%
Far Cry 3 Games On Demand 50%
Far Cry 4 Games On Demand 45%
Far Cry 4 Season Pass Add-On 33%
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon  Arcade 75%
Double Dragon Neon Arcade 75%
Bioshock Infinite Season Pass* Add-On 50%
Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Ep 1* Add-On 50%
Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Ep 2 (1 of 2)* Add-On 50%

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

*Valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

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Comments

  • Bobo Tapia

    Pretty sweet for those that don’t have Blood Dragon yet.

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    • Sigognac

      The cover prevented me and surely some others to look further at first glance😉 But it seems that this is a good game; is it ?

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      • Bobo Tapia

        If you’ve played and enjoy Far Cry 3 or 4 I have no doubt you’ll enjoy it. There is a trial, so give it a go =)

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      • Sigognac

        Thank you Bobo Tapia (your nickname have a good sound)
        I sometimes forget the demo option. I will surely try it.

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      • evilfangs .

        Depends when you was born to get the most enjoyment out of it. It’s pure action film cheesy, with one liners and references. Other then that it’s basically Far Cry 3 reskined.

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      • cortez

        i love the chessiness like the intro after the mark force stylemutha£$%%s handshake where he gears up or when the player makes a reference to Stan Bush’s song The Touch; ” I’ve got the touch…I’ve got the power yeah!!”

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      • Sigognac

        So I think I am just old enough and not too much to enjoy it !
        A bit of humour and less dark underground survival drama can be refreshing in action games those days. Thank you “evifangs”.

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      • Legion

        Plays exactly the same as Far Cry 3 (which is almost exactly the same as Far Cry 4).
        Luckily, this is a case of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
        The story is pretty hilarious and with that discount, I can’t imagine anyone regretting their purchase.
        One of my favorite add-ons for all X360 games.

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      • cortez

        oh it’s the best. definitely worth every penny. just download and play the trial version first and i bet you would like what you see.

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      • Sigognac

        Thank you, I will sure try it.

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    • http://www.Bl4ckSh33p.de/ Bl4ckSh33p

      I dont have it yet but I rarely Play on my X360 anymore so I will skip it this time. But I got Far Cry 4 Gold, Looks good so far.🙂

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  • Lucky13X

    Black Ops still being promoted heavily huh due to upcoming sequel?

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  • Alexander Barker

    I’m really surprised that Wolfenstein: The New Order isn’t on sale. Far Cry 4 is tempting, but I’m not so sure…. I really am waiting for Destiny, Wolf Among Us, Walking Dead Season 1&2, or some indies to go on a decently crazy sale. I’d love to pick up Shovel Knight for $10;)

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  • cortez

    cod classic is much more expensive compared to cod black ops? what gives.

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    • Pemalite

      All the CoD games are expensive, Activision is money hungry and they think their intellectual property is worth that much because people happily pay for it in droves.

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  • Anubis316

    The far cry games are good for people who have not gotten them yet. and yes I would expect Black ops is in there because of black ops 3, although I would have expected it last week.

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    • Pemalite

      Far Cry 4 is actually not a bad deal, that matches PC prices right there.

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  • RAULxPUDD

    AC Unity is a good buy at 22 bucks. I got it at Walmart for $20 online. The game had a lot of issues at launch and has gotten a bad rap but most of the kinks have been worked out since then. Ive played AC2 AC3 Brotherhood and Black Flag and Unity is actually my favorite of the ones ive played.

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    • TheHeraldOfDeath

      I still think Black Flag is the best but yeah, Unity’s been fixed.

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      • RAULxPUDD

        I liked Black Flag but it got a little redundant after awhile.

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    • cortez

      what about AC rogue? its like black flag, except you are a templar, hunt narwhals plus it is a prequel to Unity. and it has no multiplayer mode so you are definitely gonna 100% the gamescore achievement just like AC, AC2 and AC liberation.

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      • RAULxPUDD

        My friend played Rogue and said it was really good, i havent played it yet.

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    • Gordon Lea

      £30 in U.K. through this deal, only £8.99 on cdkeys site

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    • Legion

      Got my copy $20 at Amazon. I don’t regret the price point. I’m glitched out of an achievements which is a splinter in my mind when I play, but I can’t deny it’s the prettiest game of the bunch. I like Unity more than III.

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  • Pickleofwar

    ACU at CDKeys for cheaper

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    • TheHeraldOfDeath

      Yeah, bundle keys almost always are.

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  • IntenSePinda

    Please explain how some deals like CoD: Black Ops are $9.99 in the U.S.
    And here in The Netherlands where we have the euro as valuta, it costs €17.49 (converted to the dollar is roughly $19,41) Almost the double then what Americans are paying? How fair is that?

    And please correct me if i’m wrong. But Far Cry 3 used to be much cheaper with the previous sales right? I think it was somewhere in november/december with the holiday sales. Didn’t it used to be €5?

    Just a note. I’m not hating or whatsoever. But it doesn’t make sense to me how we Europeans pay almost the double with these kind of sales (lately).

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    • chris

      Australia feels your pain. With the Holiday sales a lot of the prices were cheaper than normal as it was a special sale right?

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    • twnzvntg

      Microsoft will hide behind “Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.”, or blame the publisher. I personally think it’s just sloppiness, someone forgetting to adjust the prices for all currencies (and different SKUs), because I’ve previously noticed that sometimes in the next sale the prices have been adjusted accordingly.

      And then there’s the problem with the Dutch (Netherlands) store not being actively monitored/updated.
      For instance, yesterday’s “May the 4th”-sale was nowhere to be found on the Dutch 360 dashboard, even though it was there on the UK dashboard. (If I log out of Live, my 360 defaults to the UK dashboard, because my language/location is set to English/UK). That’s been going on for months now with all the special sales.
      Quite often I also see, particularly with DLC items, Danish translations appearing, and it then takes weeks to be corrected.
      Or it takes a system update before something changes, like with being able to “purchase” the Xbox One Games with Gold titles from the 360.

      In very rare cases items have been cheaper in Euro than in USD…

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      • Please Clarify

        The Finnish dashboard suffers from the same problems (outdated adverts, wrong language in descriptions). If nothing else, at least it’s good the hear that we are not alone.:-/

        How does MS expect to gain market share in Europe if they keep ignoring their customer bases like that?

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      • Maritox

        Its the same on every market but US

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      • Géza Kováts

        Lol, at least they take some time to translate the market place to your language. The only translation on Hungarian market place is the currency from USD to HUF, otherwise it’s all English, so I can’t feel your pain.🙂

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      • Please Clarify

        I would actually prefer all-English dashboard, as some publishers simply use Google Translate to produce their “translations”. The end results are of course hilarious and sometimes completely undecipherable. Sheesh…

        (But to be fair, some publishers seem to employ actual professional, human translators – kudos to them!)

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      • twnzvntg

        This week’s Bioshock Infinite offers is a good example of the quality/consistency of Microsoft’s sales and translation skills.

        On the UK dashboard the Bioshock Infinite sale has its own tile on the Games tab; it is nowhere to be found on the Dutch dashboard.

        You can search for it, of course, and it can be easily found on the xbox website via the links from this blog. (Although you still can’t buy it through the website if you haven’t got a credit card linked, even when you have enough credit in your Microsoft account!)

        And then you will see this in the Dutch store:
        “Begrafenis op zee – Hoofdstuk 1”
        “Burial At Sea- Episode 2 (1 of 2)”
        They translated one, but not the other! And they don’t need to translate titles anyway; this is something that’s only sporadically done for children’s movie/game titles.

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    • Cygnil

      Dont buy the games. And ask them on twitter. It’s they only way to get Microsofts attention. It looks like they just dont care for anybody else but the U.S. Same with language choice for the Dutch Xbox. Kinect is basicly useless.

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      • kish1975

        they don’t even care for Canada and were next door , but hey that’s why there getting destroyed in gaming these days the 360 made them think they could do no wrong. Example goty shadows of morrdor they said the 5th as its release and its hours from the 7th and its still not out in Canada .Also they charge tax when Sony does not so you usually get 1080p version of a game for cheaper because nearly all x1 games are 720 p . why buy any 3rd party games on the x1 to pay more money and tax is bloody high here in Canada so on a normal game its close to a extra $10 more than the same game on ps4

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    • doctorhino

      Anyone checked up if there are UK Tariffs in play here? Maybe it’s also just historically the price of games has been higher there so why drop the price now.

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  • Sigognac

    Double Dragon Neon seems interesting to play in cooperative.
    Like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, with a nostalgic “80’s” touch.
    Does someone have played it to give an opinion?

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    • Legion

      If you enjoyed the gameplay feel of Far Cry 3, you’ll be just at home with Blood Dragon. It’s one giant 80’s action movie with crude Far Cry humor.
      Basically a really enjoyable set of hours for me!

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  • TheHeraldOfDeath

    Not bad. I’m at least getting DD:Neon for two bucks, already have the rest.
    Won’t buy the old call of dutys digital for that price though, still overpriced, apart from 2.

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    • Sigognac

      That seems a good option.

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  • cortez

    well this week’s DTG is….kind of meh

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  • Michael White

    Definitely getting Burial At Sea & BloodDragon

    I’m pretty sure Double Dragon Neon was terrible, or am I confusing it?

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    • Some guy

      The only bad thing I heard is it doesn’t play like the originals.
      Also it’s obviously too hard for modern reviewers.

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      • Michael White

        I’ve realised I can just download a trial

        I always forget that 360 games have trials

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    • renslo689

      it is different to the old school double dragons, but i really enjoyed it and i grew up playing those old games

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      • Michael White

        I also grew up with Double Dragon, 1st version I played was on ZX Spectrum, I even owned the DVD movie for awhile

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      • renslo689

        You should still have that dvd man, what is wrong with you, haha, I actually still have that movie. One of my guilty pleasures. That movie is so bad but in a good way, haha I didnt even like it as a kid when it came out.

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      • Michael White

        It was the unfortunate victim of a drunken night

        I keep looking for the BluRay

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    • starlac

      Neon’s a pretty good reinvention. You’re probably mistaking it for the 3D remake of Double Dragon II that’s also on XBLA, which was panned by critics and players alike.

      Blood Dragon’s pretty fun as well.

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      • Michael White

        I’ve just checked & you’re right – It was DD2 I was confusing it with

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  • http://www.Bl4ckSh33p.de/ Bl4ckSh33p

    I think I will stick to Black Flag and just download Far Cry 4 Gold (even if it is about 1,5€ more expensive than game+pass)😉

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  • Stephen Jones

    Anyone who’s looking for an XBLDB style website for Xbox One should check out StoreParser [dot] com. They list all the prices changes made on the official store. In addition to Major’s post the following price changes are listed:

    Tales From The Borderlands – Season Pass (episodes 2-5) – Was: GBP 15.99, Now: GBP 11.99 (Save 25%)
    Game Of Thrones – Season Pass (episodes 2-6) – Was: GBP 19.99, Now: GBP 15.99 (Save 20%)
    The Walking Dead: Season 1 And Season 2 – Bundle – Was: GBP 39.99, Now: GBP 35.99 (Save 10%)
    Killer Instinct Complete Collection – Was: GBP 54.99, Now: GBP 41.24 (Save 25%)
    Defense Grid 2 – Was: GBP 19.99, Now: GBP 11.99 (Drop 40%)

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    • Guest

      Thanks for this, I’m sure XBLDB will update their parsing script soonish too though.

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    • Mauro Ribeiro

      Thank you!

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    • bloody

      It amazes me why don’t they post these deals around here.

      that is just STUUUUPID!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Please Clarify

      Thank you, I’ve been looking for a site like that for X1 deals.

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    • Matthew Bunton

      That lot is always on sale they may as well just drop the prices.

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  • Particular Risk

    Good deals for the One. I’m now kind of stuck. I was planning on getting The Witcher 3, but I really liked Far Cry 4 and AC Unity deals. The issue is: how can a casual player like me have such 3 enormous games in the line up at the same time?🙂

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    • Deadly000

      Well, you gonna have a good time!

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    • Matthew Bunton

      Well I would wait for the Witcher 3 and save your money. Far Cry 4 is just more of the same from 3. Unity is just terrible it’s like controlling Velcro man.

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      • Chris Breseman

        Unity is NOT terrible. The issues have been fixed. In my opinion, with the fixes, Unity is the best of Assassin’s Creed. They have the game back to its roots and given you a great story on top of it all. Also… climbing around Paris is pretty damn cool, especially the Notre Dame Cathedral in construction.

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      • evilfangs .

        Once you get over the notify of big crowds and 1:1 scale it’s exactly like every other AC game.

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      • Matthew Bunton

        Agreed and it also runs poorly as in struggles to maintain 30fps and the character is like Velcro he just sticks to everything.

        Don’t even get me started on the whole unecessary equipment micro transactions etc. Furthermore the Initiates and App just didn’t work properly for months and only now can you disable it. Locking content in a purchased game is inexcusable.

        Even more annoying for me was the lack of the French language. They could have done a mixture as in AC II at least they used to try.

        Why do you all think that this game has been available for less than $10 for months on certain websites if it is so good.

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      • Major Angry

        Ive put in a couple of hours into Unity and so far I have had no issues. Even though AC games are just copy and paste titles I really enjoy playing them.

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    • Legion

      FC 4 > Unity in my opinion.

      AC II > AC BF > AC U > AC III in my opinion.

      I’m throwing in the Far Cry bias on this one🙂

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  • Deadly000

    Good deals!🙂 Anyways, is CoD 2 worth it?

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    • TheHeraldOfDeath

      Don’t try it on the Veteran mode, but yeah it’s a fun game.

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      • Deadly000

        Okay, thanks for info!🙂

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    • Legion

      It’s a good (video game) history lesson.

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      • Deadly000

        okay, lol

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  • Chris Hofer

    Is the Season Pass for Far Cry 4 for the Xbox 360 at around $20 a good deal?

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    • Matthew Bunton

      No the DLC is pretty poor for that game check out some of the reviews.

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    • Catalyst

      Well, the “Valley of the Yetis” DLC separately is $15, and it’s pretty good. So if the rest of the Season Pass is worth the extra $5 then I’d recommend picking it up, or you can just hope for a further price drop in the summer or around the winter holidays.

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  • Matthew Bunton

    And this is why I have gone back to PC for my gaming the Xbox monthly sales are terrible as is the frame rate on most of its games including unbelievably the 360 remakes. This generation has been so disappointing there just isn’t enough power in the hardware of these consoles.

    This week alone I purchased the Witcher 3 plus DLC, Batman Arkham Knight plus DLC and Pillars of Eternity all for the cost of one Xbox One game. Plus they will all run smoothly at 60 fps.

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    • Deadly000

      Okay, enjoy them, but why you feel that its right, to post about it in here.

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      • Matthew Bunton

        Because I stll have my Xbox One and post on here regularly. I was also suprised at the huge price differences.

        Furthermore I was sharing my opinion etc as that is what we all do.

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    • Gene

      AGREED.

      MS needs to wake up. Their weekly sales are embarrassing.

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    • Roy Guy

      I would say there is more than enough power in the consoles, most programmers just haven’t made the game efficient. The same way years ago Nintendo intentionally designed their consoles so programmers had to find ways of making high end games run smoothly.

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      • TheHeraldOfDeath

        That may be true to a certain extent. But these consoles are already on the low end of the PC performance Spectrum and the use of the architectures is well known. I can see developers saying take it or leave when it comes to optimizations for consoles and it’s something that’s clearly visible on the Xbox One (but also on PS4) where they just simply ignore to go the extra mile to make the games run properly.
        We’ll see what changes when DX12 starts to become more widely used, but the 32MB will continue to be a limit and it’ll be interesting to see if developers start using it differently.

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    • TheHeraldOfDeath

      Hey you know, I agree with you and many of my friends do too, it’s why I’ve been saying that Microsoft should start unifying their Xbox ecosystem across all their platforms and start tiering their hardware with more powerful compatible boxes.
      It would be great to finally see cross platform PC and console deals like they do with their Windows Phones, that way we can always choose which version to play and the Xbox ecosystem remains a healthy one.
      IMO, if MS doesn’t announce such a thing at E3, they can continue to watch Xbox being overrrun by the competition who continues to overhype.

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      • Matthew Bunton

        Thanks for your sensible reply it was refreshing not too be lambasted by a typical defensive reply.

        I like that idea of unifying the eco system. There is a lot of talk about Windows 10 and Xbox Live features so lets hope they have something similar planned.

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  • Mando44646

    XBO deals are pretty meh. Though FC4 for $30 is a decent deal

    I really expected Forza and/or Wolfenstein deals

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  • FiveMagic5

    Not for me but good sale none the less.

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  • Trafalgar Law

    Meh….

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  • ImTheMetalLord

    OFF SUBJECT: For those that are fans of actual pinball machines. Pinball Arcade as been re released on the Xbox 360 with a ton of new tables. I own it from before and haven’t tried to buy any of the new tables for the old release so if anyone has please let me know how it turns out. I won’t be able to check it out till later. I don’t expect any issues however.

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    • https://twitter.com/Ganon255 Ganon255

      I popped it on for a bit today, didn’t buy any of the new tables as I already own all four seasons for Xbox One. Pinball Arcade is awesome. I’d also like to see them add some of the newer pinball boards, in addition to the classics.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        Adams Family is one of the newer ones.

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      • https://twitter.com/Ganon255 Ganon255

        I saw that, I wish I would have known about the kickstarter pledge to get the Gold version of Adams

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        New tables are not working. Tried delete of everything and re-download and clearing cache and nothing works. Ugh.

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  • renslo689

    Australia shafted again with the prices. Digital is the future my foot

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  • Mikael Soltaniha

    I would like to see a Forza 4 discount. I really want individual cars, but holy hell they’re expensive!

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    • Matthew Bunton

      Yes that game is littered with micro transactions DLC etc. I’m told Forza Horizon 2 is better though as they were better priced and fewer.

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      • Mikael Soltaniha

        It is everywhere, but the cars are indeed good. It’s just that they’re too expensive. That’s all.😛

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    • Catalyst

      Do you mean Forza 5?

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      • Mikael Soltaniha

        Nope, actually meant Forza 4😀 4 > 5..

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      • Catalyst

        Yes, 5 was a bit of a step down for the series, but I doubt they would ever have a sale on one of the older games when they are trying to push the newer ones.

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    • Michael Burden

      There was a sale on the Forza 4 Season Pass a few months ago that you apparently missed.

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  • Sterling Archer

    I was on the fence for FC4 for some reason. Bought it. It’s great. Thats all

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    • Legion

      d-d-d-d-danger

      zone

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