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Weekly deals: Xbox One sales and Deals with Gold
2 years ago

Weekly deals: Xbox One sales and Deals with Gold

Thanks for joining us again for the weekly round up of the Deals with Gold. Please remember that all prices listed below require an Xbox Live Gold membership. Buying a …
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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 10-6
5 years ago

XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 10-6

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This week’s schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, October 7th @ 8:00 pm (CST) – Recurring Tuesday Stream with Marshall. This week: Minecraft: Xbox One edition – Join me!

Thursday …
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September’s Games with Gold announced
5 years ago

September’s Games with Gold announced

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Earlier this week, Major Nelson revealed what we can expect from the Games with Gold program for September. On Xbox One we’ll be seeing Capybara Games Super Time Force, as …
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This week’s Deals with Gold games (August 26 – September 1)
5 years ago

This week’s Deals with Gold games (August 26 – September 1)

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There is a ton of stuff on sale this week, with both Deals with Gold and the Xbox Binge Watch and Play Sale happening together. While there is a major …
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This week’s Deals with Gold games (August 12 – August 18)
5 years ago

This week’s Deals with Gold games (August 12 – August 18)

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There is a Square Enix theme this week, with most of the deals belonging to Games on Demand. However, there are a couple XBLA games in the mix, which you’ll …
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This week’s Deals with Gold games (August 5 – August 11)
5 years ago

This week’s Deals with Gold games (August 5 – August 11)

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There are quite a few deals this week, with Capcom being the focus of the current sale. All of these games will be on sale through Monday, August 11th.

Newsbits: Trial Trials and Gamerscore boosted
5 years ago

Newsbits: Trial Trials and Gamerscore boosted

  • Looks like trials are making a comeback on Xbox One. RedLynx’s Trials Fusion now has a “try it out” option listed on the Xbox One game store. XBLA …
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LocoCycle on sale on Xbox One *Updated*
5 years ago

LocoCycle on sale on Xbox One *Updated*

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Update: According to a note on Major Nelson’s blog, the 50 percent off “LocoCycle is a permanent discount and not a weekly deal, so those hoping to pick up …
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Crimson Dragon gets major update and goes on sale
5 years ago

Crimson Dragon gets major update and goes on sale

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Crimson Dragon got a major facelift this week, with a new update adding a new multiplayer mode for co-operative play over Xbox Live as well as a new difficulty …
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The rise of Xbox One’s paymium games
6 years ago

The rise of Xbox One’s paymium games

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In years past, it was relatively easy to produce a quality video game on a modest budget. In more recent years, however, the cost has risen astronomically, due in no small part to the advancement of technologies and the larger teams required to produce AAA-quality games. As a result, it’s easy to get caught up in sales numbers and “units shipped” and not realize that many games struggle to break even. As the cost of production goes up, so does the cost of the games.

The most expensive game of all time, in terms of production costs, is Star Wars: The Old Republic, with a budget of $200 million. The title is PC-only, which makes it even harder for publisher EA to recoup that expense.

The recently released Grand Theft Auto V (GTAV) comes in second place with a budget of $137 million. GTA V was released on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but even with multiple platforms, making back that budget could be a tall order if there wasn’t so much excitement and hype for the game.

Where are we going with this?

The methods used to pass on that cost to gamers have been particularly annoying to gamers at the start of this latest video game generation. “Micro-transaction” has become a four-letter word.

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