I bought old school games like Perfect Dark on live but I won't buy avatar items. Ever. LOL! The actual thought of giving my money to microsoft for garbage like avatar items?! lol! There I go laughing again...
Rocket Riot, Lumines Live, Defense Grid, Mad Tracks, Age of Booty, Schizoid, and Wallace & Gromit Episode 1 all half off; Track & Field discounted by 40%.
Given that it's April 1st, many game companies are playing April Fools' pranks by posting fictional items. Not Microsoft. Today, director of Xbox Live programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced that Microsoft is lopping half the price off nine Xbox Live Arcade titles through April 7. A 10th will be discounted by 40 percent.
The titles on sale range the gamut from Capcom's retro-redux Super Street Fighter II HD Remix, now 560 Microsoft Points ($7), to DoubleSix's South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play, now 400 Microsoft Points ($5). Other titles cheapened by 50 percent include Hidden Path's Defense Grid, LOAD Inc.'s Mad Tracks, Certain Affinity's Age of Booty, and Codeglue's Rocket Riot. Q Entertainment's Lumines Live, which was criticized for being overpriced when released, also got a half-off haircut and now costs just MSP400 ($5). A full list of discounted games with links to Xbox Live Marketplace is below.
|Super Street Fighter II HD Remix||560||53%|
|Track & Field||240||40%|
|Age of Booty||400||50%|
|Wallace & Gromit episode 1||400||50%|
Guess I'll get Track and Field, South Park, Age of Booty and SSF2HD Remix. Some decent deals. Some of these games were over priced, but not all of them. $10 for Age of Booty and South Park isn't bad. Even $5 for Track & Field isn't too bad. This is the price structure on all 3 systems, so I'm not sure why people are complaining about it now. Sony had their sale day as well, but it was only off 2-3 days. I have yet to buy anything off of Wii's Virtual Console store. I thought most of their games were overpriced though.
@GOR_TAK "The "discounted price" should have always been the regular price. The entire arcade pricing structure has been raping consumers from day 1." I agree with what you are saying BUT until people stop paying for overpriced arcade titles then we will not see these prices fall anytime soon. I just picked up three of the listed titles. I think $5 is a great price and I would buy so many more games if they were only $5. Now if the prices for the Gameroom games would drop as well. I can't see spending $5 on old Atari games. I will pick up 1-2 that I have strong love for but that will be all. And lets not get started on the pricing of Avatar items!! lol
See now I'd be happy if they never put up a discount, it is irritating to buy a game, and then a week later... well, you get the point. Should either be always this low, or to have a definite permanent price drop sometime after release.
The "discounted price" should have always been the regular price. The entire arcade pricing structure has been raping consumers from day 1.
just nabbed call of booty (lol) and rocket riot. Track and field is looking pretty tempting.. achievements wise, for that price. It makes absolutely zero sense why some games haven't been permanently, or even temporarily discounted more often though.
Side Note: 560 = $7, 400 = $5, 240 = $3. Age of Booty is a cute real time strategy game. Defense Grid is a must if you like Tower Defense games.
@ luffy11234 Im on PSN everyday and have not seen SF 2 for 5 bucks or the others. And the only ones that go on sale mostly are the exclusives like calling all cars etc. Live has Constantly had games go on sale more often so no Sony has NOT been doing this for a while.
SSF2HD... man that's a good price for an amazing game. I think they should've tossed Mega Man 9 up there since 10 was just released...
I bought a 1600 point card from 7-11 Tuesday to get the Stimulus Map Pack and returned it because Xbox Live wasnt accepting it at the time. They gave me my $20 back but the 1600 points was later added to my account, so I got the map for free and just downloaded South Park Tower Defense with the leftover points. My $20 will actually be going to something useful.... a 24-pack of Yuengling and a bag of Doritos
I don't really do allot of Arcade games, so meh! Only one in recent memory worth purchasing is Shadow Complex. gg btw.
Lol @ the people hoping this is an April fools. Guess what.......... Its not. http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410931/?p=1&of=7&bt=0&sb=1#offers
This information is legit. Major Nelson posted this info on his blog about a week or two ago. It would be extremely lame if he set up for an April Fool's joke in advance... I was never interested in Super Street Fighter II HD - but I really feel for those who paid $15 for it! Honestly not worth THAT much... but I'm not all that into fighting games. Definitely getting Let's Go Tower Defense Play! I've been waiting on that to be discounted for a while and $5 seems like an extraordinary deal.
If you have someone to play with, try Schizoid! It's a steal at that price, one of the best co-op games ever.
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