XBLA Holiday Sales?

#1 Posted by lionheart25 (71 posts) -

I'm really looking forward to the XBLA sales this Holiday. Specifically I hope games like Fez and Jet Set Radio go on sale, as well as some of their games on demand (like Max Payne 3). What games would you like to see go on sale on XBLA for their Black Friday/Cyber Monday and week long holiday sale?

#2 Posted by Rodent (263 posts) -

Do you have to be an XBLive GOLD member (Yes Vinny there are core gamers out there that play games almost everyday that don't have a GOLD account...mostly because, IMO, it's a ripoff) in order to take advantage of these sales?

I've noticed in the past that when D/loadable games have gone on sale on XBLive that I couldn't buy them cause I don't have a GOLD account.

#3 Posted by Kerned (1170 posts) -

@Rodent said:

(Yes Vinny there are core gamers out there that play games almost everyday that don't have a GOLD account...mostly because, IMO, it's a ripoff)

I second that.

#4 Edited by Rodent (263 posts) -

Yeah I'm currently listening to the Bombcast where Vinny said that and I was so glad that the rest of the guys kinda corrected him on that.

For me when Halo 2 came out I finished the singleplayer campaign then I got hooked up on Live and played multiplayer for literally months on end...without playing anything else. I kept on buying new titles but everytime I'd sit down to play something it was always Halo 2 online. After a few months of that I kinda sat back and realized Halo 2 multi was all I was playing and I literally had to force myself to stop playing online and start something else.

After my credit card expired and I no longer had a GOLD account I kinda realized that the way I play games was kinda not gelling with having a GOLD account. So pretty much from mid '05 and on I've steered clear of playing online except on the rare occasion where I'd take my PS3 online (cause you know playing PS games online is FREE) and play the odd CoD or Resistance or Battlefield or whatever. PSN gives me all the online multiplayer I want and at no extra cost to me...the way it should be.

That said, I've been watching Halo 4 online multiplayer matches and I really really wanna hop back into that multiplayer space but I do not wanna have to pay a monthly fee to do so.

#5 Posted by A_Norman (46 posts) -

To answer the initial question, I'm looking for Mark of the Ninja and maybe Fez

#6 Posted by Rodent (263 posts) -

Anyone know if you have to be a GOLD member for these deals?

#7 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

@Rodent said:

Anyone know if you have to be a GOLD member for these deals?

I'm pretty sure you have to be a gold member in order to get in on the holiday deals.

#8 Posted by Rodent (263 posts) -

Figures...oh well I guess MS doesn't want my $ that badly.

#9 Posted by MetalBaofu (1387 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

@Rodent said:

Anyone know if you have to be a GOLD member for these deals?

I'm pretty sure you have to be a gold member in order to get in on the holiday deals.

You need gold to be able to buy the deal of the week stuff, but I don't think you need it for holiday sales. Earlier this year I dropped XBL gold, and I was still able to buy American Nightmare when it went on sale over Halloween. I can't say for sure if they treat Christmas/Black Friday sales the same or not, though.

#10 Edited by MetalBaofu (1387 posts) -

Major Nelson posted a list of "holiday" sales on XBLA.

@PeasantAbuse: @Rodent: I can also confirm that the sale prices listed are showing up for me, even though I don't have XBL gold anymore.

#11 Posted by Mr_Misery (258 posts) -

Damn those are terrible. I'll get the XP boost for Sleeping Dogs since I have not played it on the 360 yet and I got 140 points I'll never spend.

#12 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

JET SET RADIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

#13 Posted by MetalBaofu (1387 posts) -

@Mr_Misery: Yeah...they're not great. Only one I'm considering is Spelunky, but I'll probably end up saving the MS points I have for the ME3 DLC next week.

And, by the way, I think I saw Major Nelson comment and say that he will make a post on Black Friday for Black Friday deals and another post for Cyber Monday. I assume that means new sales that will be available on those days only.

#14 Posted by mcmax3000 (282 posts) -

@Rodent said:

Anyone know if you have to be a GOLD member for these deals?

It varies depending on the sale, but generally for the holiday sales, no you don't.

It's the Deal of the Week sales that you need to be a gold member for.

#15 Posted by MetalBaofu (1387 posts) -

Once again, nothing all that amazing, but here are the Black Friday deals on XBLA. It's odd to me that two of those, Quantum Conundrum and Dungeon Defenders, just also happen to be the two most recent "free" additions for PS+ subscribers. I will say that I liked the Leviathan DLC for ME3, so it's probably worth grabbing it for 5 bucks for anyone that is interested in it.

#16 Posted by mcmax3000 (282 posts) -

@MetalBaofu said:

Once again, nothing all that amazing, but here are the Black Friday deals on XBLA. It's odd to me that two of those, Quantum Conundrum and Dungeon Defenders, just also happen to be the two most recent "free" additions for PS+ subscribers. I will say that I liked the Leviathan DLC for ME3, so it's probably worth grabbing it for 5 bucks for anyone that is interested in it.

I agree about Leviathan. Good DLC.

I might pick up Quantum Conundrum since I have some left over points, and I think it would be a game I would enjoy.

#17 Posted by Os_Money (2 posts) -

I got several games including the walking dead series games

#18 Posted by mcmax3000 (282 posts) -

I grabbed Bully from the end of year sale, but haven't downloaded it yet (stupid bandwidth cap), and of course I grabbed Kinect Party while it was free.

Would've probably picked up Mark of the Ninja as well if I had points when it was on sale, but alas, nothing else from the sale for me. Mostly anything I wanted that was on sale, I already had. Did pick up the new Trials Evolution DLC, and the Crashed Ice Kinect game with my Christmas Microsoft Points though.

#19 Posted by Atwa (620 posts) -

God fucking damnit.. I missed it, wanted Fez and Dust. 

#20 Posted by buft (3317 posts) -

@MetalBaofu said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

@Rodent said:

Anyone know if you have to be a GOLD member for these deals?

I'm pretty sure you have to be a gold member in order to get in on the holiday deals.

You need gold to be able to buy the deal of the week stuff, but I don't think you need it for holiday sales. Earlier this year I dropped XBL gold, and I was still able to buy American Nightmare when it went on sale over Halloween. I can't say for sure if they treat Christmas/Black Friday sales the same or not, though.

if its the same as last year, metalbaofu is correct, i was able to get in on the 12 days sales without gold but DOTW was still unavailable to me

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