• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.

XBLA (Xbox Live Arcade) News, Announcements, Reviews, and Impressions Thread

ToyMachine228

Member
Jun 13, 2004
15,180
0
0
33
USA
www.steamgamefans.com
You guys see this?

The dollar has strengthened since then, but the yen still has it beat, with the exchange rate currently sitting at 88.62 yen per dollar. Put in Xbox LIVE terms, 1600msp ($19.99 US) retails at a rate of ¥2,240 ($24.94 when converted). When the percentage of the sales owed to content creators on a 1600 msp game is disbursed, Microsoft calculates based on $19.99 per copy (the US cost of the points), regardless of how much a consumer paid for the 1600 msp that enabled the purchase.
http://www.xblafans.com/japanese-developer-cites-microsoft-currency-policy-as-barrier-to-xbla-development-62266.html

There's a deeper breakdown at the link but it basically explains that Japanese developers are receiving less bang for their buck when they release games on Xbox Live Arcade and that its one of the reasons why small Japanese developers haven't picked up XBLA the way many western indie developers have.
 

Family Fry

Member
Apr 18, 2008
2,888
1
0
www.playxbla.com
Was just looking at the olde Atari games cause I've always quite fancied The Undergarden, just noticed that the full game is currently priced at 240 MSP.
Checked the others and their prices seem to be the same but this one is mega cheap.
Worth a punt.
Edit- Ahh I have noticed that the is some DLC for 160 MSP, which takes it to 400 total.
 

Valkyria

Member
Sep 9, 2012
1,766
3
500
Spain
Was just looking at the olde Atari games cause I've always quite fancied The Undergarden, just noticed that the full game is currently priced at 240 MSP.
Checked the others and their prices seem to be the same but this one is mega cheap.
Worth a punt.
Edit- Ahh I have noticed that the is some DLC for 160 MSP, which takes it to 400 total.
Thanks!
 

aku:jiki

Member
Jun 7, 2004
11,080
0
0
Would be strange to make an entirely new logo for just an emulated version of classic Strider, no? Or maybe that's just wishful thinking since I'd be all over a sweet HD remake, but wouldn't care too much about playing the old one for the billionth time...

When I see all the delisted XBLA games like this... I get sad. So many games gone.
Wait, so Kung Fu Strike, Warlords and Yu-Gi-Oh Plus were all permanent delistings? The latter two were on sale for like 2 days!
 

Vert boil

Member
Jul 9, 2011
4,574
211
540
blackpool, england
I'll update throughout the day.

DOTW

Mega man 9 - 640msp (was 800)
Mega man 10 - 640msp (was 800)

Street Fighter x Tekken
--Additional Characters Pack (12 Chars) - 1200msp (was 1600)
--DLC Char Alternate Costume Complete Pack - 360msp (was 480)
--DLC Char Swap Costume Complete Pack - 240msp (was 480)
--SF/TK Alternate Costume Complete Pack - 1080msp (was 1440)
--SF/TK Swap Costume Complete Pack - 720msp (was 1440)

-----

Dragon's Lair - 400msp (was 800)

-----

EA Publisher Sale

Deathspank 1 - 600msp (was 1200)
Deathspank 2: ToV - 600msp (was 1200)
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition - 600msp (was 1200)
NFL Blitz - 600msp (was 1200)
Shank - 400msp (was 800)
Shank 2 - 400msp (was 800)
Warp - 400msp (was 800)

Battlefield 3
--Co-op Weapon shortcut - 200msp (was 400)
--Kit Shortcut bundle - 1600msp (was 2000)
--Premium - 3200msp (was 4000)
--Ultimate Shortcut bundle - 2000msp (was 3200)
--Vehicle Shortcut bundle - 800msp (was 1440)

Dragon Age Origins - 800msp/10$ (was 1200/15$) US price, check your region
--Awakening - 1200msp (was 2400)
--Darkspawn Chronicles - 240msp (was 400)
--Golems of Amgarrak - 240msp (was 400)
--Leliana's Song - 400msp (was 560)
--Return to Ostagar - 240msp (was 400)
--Witch Hunt - 400msp (was 560)

Dragon Age 2 - 800msp/10$ (was 1600/20$) US price, check your region
--Exiled Prince - 400msp (was 560)
--Legacy - 400msp (was 800)
--Mark of the Assassin - 560msp (was 800)

Fight Night Champion - 800msp/10$ (was 1600/20$) US price, check your region

Kingdoms of Amalur
--Dead Kel - 400msp (was 800)
--Teeth of Naros - 400msp (was 800)

Madden NFL 13 - 3200msp/40$ (was 4800/60$) US price, check your region

Mass Effect 3
--From Ashes - 560msp (was 800)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted
--Ultimate Speed pack - 400msp (was 800)

SSX - 1200msp/15$ (was 2400/30$) US Price, check your region
--Mt. Eddie and Classic Character pack - 320msp (was 640)

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 - 1600msp/20$ (was 3200/40$) US price, check your region
--11 Course Pack - 1600msp (was 3200)

-----
Sales & Specials+ app

Forza 4
--1966 MG MGB GT - 120msp (was 240)
--Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale - 120msp (was 240)
--Disc 2: Autovista Car pack - 400msp (was 800)
 

Monkeylord

Member
Nov 12, 2007
2,706
1
1,015
Well now, I was hoping the SFxT extra characters would be part of a sale one day. Never thought it would actually happen though!

Not much of a discount, but probably as much as I was expecting.

I need to grab some more points, it seems.
 

vixlar

Member
Sep 3, 2009
1,587
1
0
Oh, the BF3 coop shortcut... I can't play coop because my awful connection, so I can't get the weapons, and I have 200 points, hehehe.

But... Amalur DLC is on sale too... and I didn't want to buy points :-(
 
Hey, look, it's the Scott Pilgrim DLC.

http://majornelson.com/2013/01/29/content-coming-soon-to-the-xbox-live-marketplace-23/ said:
Xbox LIVE Arcade
Skulls of the Shogun 30-Jan 1200
Special Forces Seal Team X 6-Feb 1200

Game Add-ons

Call of Duty Black Ops 2: Revolution 29-Jan 1200
Guardians of Middle Earth: Radagast 30-Jan 160
Scott Pilgrim: Online Multiplayer + Wallace Pack 6-Feb 160
Guardians of Middle Earth: Gloin 6-Feb 160

Deal of the Week

Hydrophobia 5-Feb to 11-Feb 160 (67% off)
Hybrid 400 (67% off)
Zeno Clash UE 400 (50% off)
Earthworm Jim HD 400 (50% off)
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare 600 (50% off)
Orcs Must Die! 600 (50% off)

Sales & Specials

EA Publisher Sale 29-Jan to 4-Feb Up to 50% off
Kinect Central: Dragon’s Lair 29-Jan to 4-Feb 400 (50% off)
Kinect Central: Mini Ninjas Adventures 5-Feb to 11-Feb 400 (50% off)
 

megashock5

Member
May 16, 2005
5,111
0
0
48
Getting the urge to get the Streets of Rage collection but haven't been paying attention - does it ever go on sale?
 

Diablohead

Member
Jun 4, 2006
43,514
0
0
Loaded up my xbox and went over most of the deals, bought none.

While I have too much to play right now anyway I have no reasons to save on some of that stuff, forza cars and megaman discounts seem silly to me, you would get a better deal buying the cars in a full pack for 560 msp or whatever it is for 10 vehicles now.

Dragonage 1 and 2 are over 1000 msp in the UK, it's a turn off when you know somewhere else get's them for 800...
 
Dec 14, 2009
5,149
12
830
DOTW is a joke, not even half price. It used to be so good a few years back.
Really? Alan Wake's American Nightmare is about to be 50% off, exactly what I was looking for. Just kind of varies from person to person.

And toythatkills, you were right.
 

vixlar

Member
Sep 3, 2009
1,587
1
0
Damn, I really want NBA Jam and I have the MS points, but my backlog is already too big. :(




Depends on what you're looking for.
But NBA JAM is a fun game to play with friends between main games. No need to "finish" the game. Maybe just gather enough points to buy teams, characters or modes you like.

For me, one of the best revivals and best games on XBLA.
 

Gamejunky

Member
Dec 5, 2008
452
0
0
I have the retail version of NBA Jam any difference between that and the arcade version? I'll be picking up Shank 2 probably but why is the first 2 Deathspank's on sale but not The Baconing?
 
I have the retail version of NBA Jam any difference between that and the arcade version? I'll be picking up Shank 2 probably but why is the first 2 Deathspank's on sale but not The Baconing?
Someone on GameFAQs says:

One of the main differences between the Jam and the On Fire Edition is the ability to change player when playing by yourself. It's so much easier to play solo when you can switch between both players. Also they added in Team Fire when you complete 3 ally-oops in a row and Razzle Dazzle moves which are kinda lame, but sometimes fun to use against the Easy level CPU. The Career mode is now called Road Trip and is a little more in-depth than the old one.

You can find games online, but online is kinda hit or miss depending on your opponent (shoving is prevalent). No glitches that I know of, and the secret code and player unlock system is done with Jam Bucks now, so you can buy the old school players you want instead of having to do the sometimes ridiculous challenges. All in all I had the old 2010 version for Xbox 360 and haven't regret buying the On FIre Edition at all. It's enough of a better version to warrant a purchase, especially since it's on sale this week.