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Amazon's XBLA BOGO Deal

Be a good friend (for once!) and hook up your homies with some free Xbox Live Arcade games.

UNO party!
One of the things that makes digital distribution so attractive to game publishers is gives them greater control over the value of their products. With no opportunity for a second-hand market, if they say something is $10, guess what, it's $10. I kind of feel like it's cheating at capitalism, but it makes a whole lot of sense, and ultimately it's a practice that just makes me cherish opportunities to get digitally distributed content on the cheap that much more.

Finding Xbox Live Marketplace points cards below retail is the purest way I've done it, but I'm not above game-specific deals as well, although today's deal, brought to my attention by the often-excellent CapcomUnity blog, is more altruistic than most. For today only, you can buy a download code for the Xbox Live Arcade versions of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, UNO, and Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting on Amazon, and receive a second code for the game you purchased to give to a friend. My understanding is that this is a less-than-great version of Hyper Fighting, but I'm happy to fully endorse both Puzzle Fighter and UNO. The HD Remix aspect of Puzzle Fighter's a little half-ass, but as a puzzle game it's still extremely solid. And UNO, well, that's basically one of the best things you can use Xbox Live for.
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Posted by Ryan
UNO party!
One of the things that makes digital distribution so attractive to game publishers is gives them greater control over the value of their products. With no opportunity for a second-hand market, if they say something is $10, guess what, it's $10. I kind of feel like it's cheating at capitalism, but it makes a whole lot of sense, and ultimately it's a practice that just makes me cherish opportunities to get digitally distributed content on the cheap that much more.

Finding Xbox Live Marketplace points cards below retail is the purest way I've done it, but I'm not above game-specific deals as well, although today's deal, brought to my attention by the often-excellent CapcomUnity blog, is more altruistic than most. For today only, you can buy a download code for the Xbox Live Arcade versions of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, UNO, and Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting on Amazon, and receive a second code for the game you purchased to give to a friend. My understanding is that this is a less-than-great version of Hyper Fighting, but I'm happy to fully endorse both Puzzle Fighter and UNO. The HD Remix aspect of Puzzle Fighter's a little half-ass, but as a puzzle game it's still extremely solid. And UNO, well, that's basically one of the best things you can use Xbox Live for.
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Edited by Vision

This is a pretty sweet deal. :)

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

I already own SFII, which kind of sours the deal.  Might buy Uno, though.

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Posted by Cerza

That's a sweet deal. Shame neither me nor anyone else I know still has a 360. However, if I did still have a 360 I would totally be taking advantage of this sweet and totally awesome deal.

Posted by RHCPfan24

Well, I already have these besides Hyper Fighting and I have no urge to get that so, "no thank you." I am sure someone can get a good deal of this though.

Posted by Stang

Anybody wanna go halvsies?

Posted by MeatSim

I would like to see more cool deals like this in the future.

Posted by PufferFiz

Hahah Just in time for Live to go down.

Posted by JJOR64

No love for Hyper Fighting?  Anyways, I already own all three of those games.

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Posted by Roddra

I'm glad the PSN has the luxury of handing out four other copies to friends for the majority of titles, but it's good more hot gamin' love goes around in one way or another.

Posted by Vance_Helsing

Here's a secret of the trade:

Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting is my favorite version of Street Fighter II. I love Super SFII and all, but I grew up on Hyper Fighting, and that's what I'm sticking to.

Besides, I already have SSFIIHD Remix for my PS3, and I'm jonesing for more achievement points.

Posted by HatKing

I guess if a buddy of mine wanted to split the cost of the first game and then we could each get it for half price that might work...but I'm not super interested in any of those game anyway, besides Uno which I own already.

Posted by Deathawk

Meh nothing up their really interests me.

Posted by agentboolen

1st paragraph wasted my time, 2nd just made me realize I read this somewhere else!!!

Posted by JackiJinx

But I already have Uno and Puzzle Fighter. I'm sad.

Posted by steelknight2000

Here's an idea, buy a game and give the code to TWO of your friends. Whoever enters the code first gets the game!!!

Posted by TripMasterMunky

Don't bother with Hyper Fighting. Pretty useless now since HD Remix is out.

Posted by LocoRocker

the downloads only work for us residents, unfortunately.

Posted by Haethos
@steelknight2000: or make them compete for the code! may the best man win.
Posted by Kohe321

Uno ftw

Posted by Media_Master

not excited for uno

Posted by babz

puzzle fighter hd = awesome, online is super duper broke though on ps3 anyway....