Video Game Deals Catch-All

Too bad GMG doesn't have Far Cry 3, would have loved using that 30% off on it. Hopefully the Steam Christmas sale will have something for it.

Gunner wrote:

Too bad GMG doesn't have Far Cry 3, would have loved using that 30% off on it. Hopefully the Steam Christmas sale will have something for it.

Apparently they can sell in in Europe, but according to their forums, they don't expect to have Ubisoft distribution rights any time soon.

I was just browsing the Xbox dashboard and discovered they are currently running a Ubisoft publisher sale! Lots of Ubi published content half price.

Highlights (for me, at least):
- The first 3 Assassin's Creed games are $10 each (Revelations is $20) - DLC is also half price
- Splinter Cell Conviction also $10
- Lots of XBLA games half price (Beyond Good and Evil, Rayman 3D, Outland)

According to Major Nelson's blog, sale goes through the 10th. I may have just found something to spend my Black Friday MS Points on!

Gunner wrote:

Too bad GMG doesn't have Far Cry 3, would have loved using that 30% off on it. Hopefully the Steam Christmas sale will have something for it.

Yeah, I was disappointed about that too. I might go for a COMBO X4 with ALIENS: Colonial Marines since it looks great, I'm a huge fan of the series and I know Gearbox can make a solid shooter. Still, that's what I thought about Aliens vs. Predator and Rebellion, and GMG doesn't look to be offering the pre-order upgrade to limited edition.

maverickz wrote:
tanstaafl wrote:

Oh, to add a deal to my whine, a bunch of adventure game titles on sale this week over at Just Adventure

Wow, I have not heard of most of those games, and I love adventure games.

You should come over here more often.

Stand-outs on that list:

Amerzone, Syberia I & II: All made by Microids. Amerzone is the oldest and least-known of the 3 games, but IMO is the best of the three.
Sinking Island
Fenimore Filmore's Revenge
Necronomicon
Post-Mortem
Return to Mysterious Island I & II

Even I haven't heard of many of those, so don't take that as a complete list.

Finally a frickin sale. Now, will it be the cheaper on Steam in 2 weeks? Hm...

Grabbed FTL this morning with that sale. Was waiting for it.

Oh man, FTL looks so good.

Would anyone be willing to buy that 12-Month Gold from NewEgg for me? I can transfer money or buy something of equal value for you in return.
It doesn't like Canadians, and the Canadian site never gets deals like these.

Guys, get FTL. It's worth 10x that much and more.

Delerat wrote:

Would anyone be willing to buy that 12-Month Gold from NewEgg for me? I can transfer money or buy something of equal value for you in return.
It doesn't like Canadians, and the Canadian site never gets deals like these.

Is the card itself American, though? I think, like with MS points cards from the US, it wouldn't be redeemable on a Canadian Xbox Live profile.

I would love to be mistaken about that though.

Veloxi wrote:

Guys, get FTL. It's worth 10x that much and more.

This.

Delerat wrote:

Would anyone be willing to buy that 12-Month Gold from NewEgg for me? I can transfer money or buy something of equal value for you in return.
It doesn't like Canadians, and the Canadian site never gets deals like these.

Why not buy your year of Liveon CrazyGameTime?

It's 44$ at the moment but often goes on sale for 40$

Yeah, seriously, at $10 I felt like I got a ton of game.

Gravey wrote:
Delerat wrote:

Would anyone be willing to buy that 12-Month Gold from NewEgg for me? I can transfer money or buy something of equal value for you in return.
It doesn't like Canadians, and the Canadian site never gets deals like these.

Is the card itself American, though? I think, like with MS points cards from the US, it wouldn't be redeemable on a Canadian Xbox Live profile.

I would love to be mistaken about that though.

Did some quick research online and it would seem people are saying that points cards are region locked and gold memberships are region free.

interstate78 wrote:
Delerat wrote:

Would anyone be willing to buy that 12-Month Gold from NewEgg for me? I can transfer money or buy something of equal value for you in return.
It doesn't like Canadians, and the Canadian site never gets deals like these.

Why not buy your year of Liveon CrazyGameTime?

It's 44$ at the moment but often goes on sale for 40$

I really don't like that I have to verify my identity by phone with this site. Though it seems to confirm that gold memberships are region free.

How is Splinter Cell: Conviction? Lots of the achievements look MP-based, but is it a decent SP experience?

Delerat wrote:
Gravey wrote:
Delerat wrote:

Would anyone be willing to buy that 12-Month Gold from NewEgg for me? I can transfer money or buy something of equal value for you in return.
It doesn't like Canadians, and the Canadian site never gets deals like these.

Is the card itself American, though? I think, like with MS points cards from the US, it wouldn't be redeemable on a Canadian Xbox Live profile.

I would love to be mistaken about that though.

Did some quick research online and it would seem people are saying that points cards are region locked and gold memberships are region free.

Well how do you like that. Thankfully I've averaged $36/year just from free months and lesser sales—but now I'll be paying a lot more attention to this thread closer to June.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

How is Splinter Cell: Conviction? Lots of the achievements look MP-based, but is it a decent SP experience?

I really enjoyed Conviction. It's not one of those stealth games where being seen is failure; you can shoot it out, then run away and hide. Loved the Mark and Execute mechanic where killing someone with a melee attack gives you "free executions", where you can just mark someone for auto-kill and drop them. Makes you get in close.

The story is hackneyed, the voice acting is silly, and it's nothing incredibly innovative, but I thought it was a really fun game, and I've never liked Splinter Cell much at all.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

How is Splinter Cell: Conviction? Lots of the achievements look MP-based, but is it a decent SP experience?

Aside from a few uneven sections Conviction is my 2nd favorite SC game behind Pandora Tomorrow.

It's more action based and heavily influenced by "24" and the Bourne movies but I like the heavier reliance on gunplay as I think it creates a more balanced experience and moved the series in a different direction.

I don't think there is much replay value in the game but it held my interest enough to play through it over the course of a weekend.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

How is Splinter Cell: Conviction? Lots of the achievements look MP-based, but is it a decent SP experience?

I had a lot of fun with it. I'm not sure how you are about needing a challenge, but on the normal difficulty setting (I always play on Normal, unless it's something like Halo) it's not very difficult. The mark and execute mechanic kind-of makes it a little easier than it would be otherwise. BUT, you do feel like a stealth badass. I didn't spend too much time in MP, and I still think I got my money's worth out of the single player experience. Also, the interrogations are a little bit of a gimmick but I found them brutal and fun.

US Gold cards work fine in Canada. I use them all the time.

soonerjudd wrote:

I was just browsing the Xbox dashboard and discovered they are currently running a Ubisoft publisher sale!

- Lots of XBLA games half price (Beyond Good and Evil, Rayman 3D, Outland)

Outland is a steal at that price. Fan-freakin'-tastic game.

Anyone care to enable me on Scott Pilgrim for $5?

Aaron D. wrote:

Anyone care to enable me on Scott Pilgrim for $5?

Appreciation for the source material and/or Anamanaguchi's tunes helps freshen an otherwise well-worn design, and ultimately it seemed on par with its predecessors. Which is to say, somewhat dull (and difficult) after the first couple of hours by yourself, but has more to offer if you have at least one more player for local coop.

Hmm...I'm not connected to the cannon, but the retro gameplay and art design is a big turn on. Yet the difficulty (which I remember hearing about) is a bit of a turn off as I'd likely be going at it solo.

Aaron D. wrote:

Hmm...I'm not connected to the cannon, but the retro gameplay and art design is a big turn on. Yet the difficulty (which I remember hearing about) is a bit of a turn off as I'd likely be going at it solo.

Solo'd it, it's not bad. It's fun, if you like the art style and retro theme (love both myself). Not a fan of big difficulty spies, did mostly fine

Aaron D. wrote:

Hmm...I'm not connected to the cannon, but the retro gameplay and art design is a big turn on. Yet the difficulty (which I remember hearing about) is a bit of a turn off as I'd likely be going at it solo.

Good thing! That could be risky!

El-Producto wrote:

US Gold cards work fine in Canada. I use them all the time.

US Gold's back in business?!

The Scott Pilgrim game is decent and a solid nod to the source material, but if you're just looking for an arcade brawler I think Castle Crashers is a much larger and deeper game.

Demo Scott Pilgrim. I found I wasn't interested in a brawler anymore.