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#1 Posted by mancide (145 posts) -

Amazon

Amazon is doing a week long lightning deals event again this year. While it is not clear if these deals are all available in the times listed, or will go live sometime during that time-frame, here is the list we know so far.

Monday, November 19th, 2012

9:10 AM PST until 1:10 PM PST

- Game Party: In Motion $10

- LEGO Batman $10

1:10 PM PST until 5:10 PM PST

- Resident Evil: Op. Raccoon City $19.99

- Dragon's Dogma $39.99

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

9:10 AM PST until 1:10 PM PST

- Madden NFL 13 $25.00

- Spider-Man: Edge of Time $14.99

- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 $10.00

1:10 PM PST until 5:10 PM PST

- NCAA Football 13 $25.00

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

9:10 AM PST until 1:10 PM PST

- Kinect Sports: Season Two $19.99

1:10 PM PST until 5:10 PM PST

- Prototype 2 Blackwatch Collector's Edition $29.99

- FIFA Street $25.00

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

5:10 AM PST until 9:10 AM PST

- Ghost Recon: Future Soldier $25.00

- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim $25.00

1:10 PM PST until 5:10 PM PST

- Darksiders II $29.99

- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 $10.00

- Dishonored $25.00

- Game Party: In Motion $10.00

- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 $10.00

5:10 PM PST until 9:10 PM PST

- Just Dance 4 $25.00

- The Amazing Spider-Man $25.00

- Call of Duty: Black Ops $15.00

- Skylanders Giants Starter Kit $38.96

- Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set $99.99

- FIFA 13 $25.00

- NBA 2K13 $25.00

- Madden NFL 13 $25.00

- NCAA Football 13 $25.00

9:10 PM PST until 11:45 PM PST

- LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes $15.00

- Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY $10.00

- LEGO Batman $10.00

- Medal of Honor: Warfighter $25.00

- Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Holiday Bundle $199.99

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

5:10 AM PST until 9:10 AM PST

- SSX $15.99

- Spec Ops: The Line $15.00

- UFC Personal Trainer $10.00

- Borderlands $15.00

9:10 AM PST until 1:10 PM PST

- Wipeout 2 $15.00

- Call of Duty: World at War $10.00

- Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai $10.00

- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 $10.00

- LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean $9.99

- Kinect Star Wars $25.00

- WWE '13 $25.00

1:10 PM PST until 5:10 PM PST

- Grand Theft Auto IV Complete Edition $15.00

- Max Payne 3 $15.00

Monday, November 26th, 2012

5:10 AM until 9:10 AM

- Kinect Star Wars $25.00

Best Buy

Doors open at 12AM Friday. No price matching for 11-18-12 through 11-26-12.

- Dead Island Game of the Year $7.99

- Call of Juarez: The Cartel $7.99

- Assassin's Creed: Revelations $7.99

- Grand Slam Tennis 2 $7.99

- Grand Theft Auto IV $14.99

- Halo: Reach $14.99

- Sniper Elite V2 $14.99

- UFC Undisputed 3 $14.99

- Wipeout 3 $24.99

- Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth $24.99

- Dance Central 3 Best Buy Exclusive with two bonus tracks $24.99

- Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection $24.99

- Dragon Ball Z for Kinect $24.99

- Just Dance 4 $24.99

- Medal of Honor: Warfighter $29.99

- Darksiders II $29.99

- Battlefield 3 Premium $29.99

- The Amazing Spider-Man $29.99

- Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) $29.99

- Assassin's Creed III $34.99

- Madden NFL 13 $34.99

- FIFA 13 $34.99

- Forza Horizon $34.99

- Borderlands 2 $34.99

- Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle $199.99

GameFly

Coupon code NOV20OFF to get 20% off digital downloads

GameStop

These deals valid Friday, November 23rd, 2012 only. If the title isn't available in-store it can be ordered from Gamestop.com and shipped to your house from the store. In-store pickup will be working on Gamestop.com, but your store's response time may vary.

- Xbox 360 250GB Holiday System Bundle with 3 Free Games (Skyrim, Forza 4 and Call of Duty Black Ops 2) $249.99

- Xbox LIVE Gold 3-month subscription $12.49

- Turtle Beach X12 Headset - $39.99

- Forza Horizon $39.99

- Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection $29.99

- Dance Central 3 $29.99

- Fable: The Journey $29.99

- Battlefield 3 Premium Edition $29.99

- Medal of Honor: Warfighter $29.99

- Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) $29.99

- Sniper Elite V2 $19.99

Kmart

Kmart has three days of sales with some items only being on sale during specified times.

Prices valid 6AM to 4PM Thursday, 11-22-12

- L.A. Noire $8.99

- Max Payne 3 $8.99

- Grand Theft Auto IV Complete $17.99

- Batman: Arkham City $19.99

- Borderlands 2 $34.99

- Madden NFL 13 $39.99

- FIFA 13 $39.99

- Forza Horizon $39.99

- Medal of Honor: Warfighter $39.99

- Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) $39.99

Prices valid 8PM to 3AM Friday, 11-22 through 11-23-12

- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 $14.99

Prices valid 5AM to 11AM Friday, 11-23-12

- Assassin's Creed II $14.99

- Fallout 3 Game of the Year $14.99

- Sonic Generations $14.99

Prices valid Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

- Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe $9.99

- Xbox LIVE Gold 3-month card $12.99

- Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY $14.99

- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 $29.99

- Dishonored $29.99

- Dance Central 3 $29.99

- Fable: The Journey $29.99

- Kinect Sports Ultimate $29.99

- Skylanders Giants Lightcore Characters $9.99

- Skylanders Giants Triple Pack $12.99

- Skylanders Giants Starter Pack $49.99

Microsoft Store

- Xbox LIVE Gold 3-month subscription $12.99

- Forza Horizon $14.99

- Dance Central 3 $14.99

- Assassin's Creed III $24.99

- Xbox 360 4GB Kinect bundle $199.99

Target

Deals start at 9:00 PM on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012.

- Xbox 360 4GB Kinect bundle $199.99

- Get a $20 gift card when you purchase Assassin's Creed III, Forza Horizon, or Halo 4

- 1,600 MSP $10

- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare $10.00

- Call of Duty: Black Ops $15.00

- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 $25.00

- Max Payne 3 $25.00

- Madden NFL 13 $35.00

- Medal of Honor: Warfighter $35.00

- Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) $35.00

- Borderlands 2 $35.00

Toys 'R Us

8 PM Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 until close Friday, November 23rd, 2012

- Skylanders Giants Starter Pack $49.99

- Buy one, get one free on Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure single character packs

8 PM Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 until close Saturday, November 24th, 2012

- Xbox 360 Afterglow controller $17.99

- Xbox 360 Black wireless controller $29.99

- Buy one, get one for $1 on selected video game titles

Walmart

Doors open at 8 PM on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012.

- Select titles $10 including: Batman: Arkham City, Dead Island, L.A. Noire, and more

- Select titles $15 including: Dance Central 3, Forza Horizon, Max Payne 3, and more

- Select titles $25 including: Borderlands 2, http://www.trueachievements.com/Need-for-Speed-Most-Wan....htm, and more.

- Assassin's Creed III $38.96

- Xbox LIVE Gold 3-month subscription $11.96

#2 Posted by mancide (145 posts) -

Amazon has Batman: Arkham City for $39.99 in this weekly deals section. There is a clearance on select titles this week. Pre-order bonus offers on Borderlands 2 and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier with $10 pre-order credits. Price match on Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary at $29.99.

Best Buy has FIFA 12 and Street Fighter x Tekken for $49.99. You can also get Zumba Fitness: Rush or Mortal Kombat Komplete for $39.99. Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster is on sale for the low price of $9.99

GameStop has the following for $39.99 each: Final Fantasy XIII-2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, FIFA Street, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, or the Wireless Speed Wheel. Prices valid through March 27th, 2012.

Kmart has Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Starter Packs for $49.99. Buy one, get one 50% off on all Skylander's single character packs. Halo: Reach for $24.99. Get either Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary or Call of Duty: Black Ops for $29.99. Dance Central 2 or Zumba Fitness are $39.99. UFC Undisputed 3 is $44.99 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 $49.99. Remember: gaming coupons are only given to those who have signed up for a Shop Your Way Rewards account.

Microsoft Store has $20 off selected titles including: Kinect Sports, Kinect Sports: Season Two, or Dance Central 2 for $29.99. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, or Forza Motorsport 4 for $39.99. You can also get 12-Months of Xbox Live with a 1600 MSP digital code for $45.99.

Target has Xbox 360 4GB Kinect bundle with $50 gift card for $249. The entire stock of videogames are Buy 2 Get 1 Free (priced $14.99-$59.99, excluding clearance)

Toys R Us is giving a $10 gift card with the purchase of an Xbox 360 Kinect bundle. Get a $10 gift card with the purchase of $49.99 or more worth of select video games or DVDs. Batman: Arkham City is advertised for $30. You can also get a $25 gift card with the purchase of a Skylander's Starter Pack at full MSRP $70.

Walmart has rolledback the price on selected top-games by $20. You can also get selected titles 2 for $30 on-line only. You can get a 12-month Xbox Live card for $35.96, or have a digital code e-mailed to you for $37. Pre-order The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and get a $10 eGift card.

All prices were valid at the time of writing. Please refer to the retailer website for final pricing in the event of typographical errors. All prices provided are valid until March 31st, 2012 unless otherwise noted.

#3 Posted by mancide (145 posts) -

Whatcha gonna dooo when the black and white runs wild over you?!?!?!

#4 Posted by mancide (145 posts) -

Apparently the system is slowly starting to catch back up. Signing out and back in should work, however, it may not work immediately.

#5 Posted by mancide (145 posts) -

@TheLongPig: No, but it got 'smrnov' his closest competitor...

#6 Posted by mancide (145 posts) -

XboxSupport is suggesting a sign-out and back in to fix. Can anyone verify this fixed their issue?

#7 Posted by mancide (145 posts) -

This is widespread, Ambassador chat is blowing up. XboxSupport is aware of the issue, no official word just yet.

#8 Posted by mancide (145 posts) -

Amazon is giving a copy of Mass Effect 3 with all Xbox 360 console purchases, and also has L.A. Noire for $19.99 and The Complete Edition for $29.99 in this weekly deals section. There is a clearance on select titles this week. Pre-order bonus offers on Silent Hill: Downpour, Borderlands 2, and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 with $10 pre-order credits. Price matches on Gears of War 3 at $29.99, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at $39.99, and The Darkness II at $39.99. Assassin's Creed: Revelations is the Deal of the Day for March 13th at $29.99!

Best Buy has buy two pre-owned games, get one free promotion going on this week. Get Mass Effect 3 with the purchase of an Xbox 360 4GB Kinect bundle. NBA 2K12 Game of the Year edition for $49.99. Pick from these selected titles at $29.99: Gears of War 3, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, or Wipeout 2. Pick from these at $39.99: Forza Motorsport 4 or The Darkness II.

GameStop has The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for $39.99 or the Limited Edition for $79.99. X-Men: Destiny is $39.99, Blackwater is $19.99. Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai or Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 are $49.99 each. Prices valid through March 13th, 2012.

Kmart has an Kinect sensors for $99.99. Remember: gaming coupons are only given to those who have signed up for a Shop Your Way Rewards account.

Target has Kinect sensors for $99.

Toys R Us is giving a $10 gift card with the purchase of Final Fantasy XIII-2 or FIFA Street.

Walmart has rolledback the price on selected top-games by $20. You can also get selected titles 2 for $30 on-line only. Pre-order Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 and get a $10 eGift card. You can also get 12 months of Xbox Live Gold for $35.96.

All prices were valid at the time of writing. Please refer to the retailer website for final pricing in the event of typographical errors. All prices provided are valid until March 17th, 2012 unless otherwise noted.

#9 Posted by mancide (145 posts) -

Just a couple of tips to help lock-down your account:

1) Obviously, use a different password for this account than you use for other accounts.

2) Optionally, use a different email address than your normal email for your WLID. You can change your email associated with your WLID account by following the instructions here: http://support.xbox.com/en-US/billing-and-subscriptions/account-management/manage-live-id#a6c524b62efb4ee18beed5705533201e

3) Setup a trusted-pc, as well as additional proofs: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/Live/Account-Security/Security-Checklist

4) Setup a "security question" as a second password.

#10 Posted by mancide (145 posts) -

@dagas: Have you cleared your system cache recently? Typically that resets ALL patch information for games you have played on your 360. I don't know that the system automatically clears the patches on it's own. However, I know a system cache reset is recommended for various issues from time-to-time, so that is probably what caused you to re-download old patches.

Other than that, I don't think you have much to worry about as others have said with XBL going away anytime in the near future. Whatever the next console is called will most likely fully support all current XBL features, and will possibly bring some new ones as a carrot on a stick to get people to upgrade to the new hardware.