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Today only – XBLA platformers half-off
6 years ago

Today only – XBLA platformers half-off

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As the holiday shopping season winds to a close, take a second from dropping wads of cash on your friends, family and other loved ones and get a little something for yourself – and XBLA is making it crazy easy, because through today a number of platformers are on deep discount: More than a 50 percent slash in some cases. Hit the jump for a list of games you can nab for a steal today only:

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Huge “Countdown to 2013” marketplace sale begins December 18
6 years ago

Huge “Countdown to 2013” marketplace sale begins December 18

In a blog post he’s since deleted, Xbox Live Director of Programming, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, announced the “Countdown to 2013” sale for the marketplace. The sale, which begins on December 18 and runs through December 31, will see discounts for a raft of content from certain franchises and publishers on both XBLA and the wider marketplace.

Although the official page has been pulled, the folks over at NeoGAF managed to compile a reasonably comprehensive list of the titles to go on sale and the date their discounts will take effect. Unfortunately, Major Nelson never revealed the discounted prices at any stage. But if you hope to catch any of the games or DLC in the list below for cheap, it may pay to stock up on MSP!

However, the fact that the official page has been pulled (even though most of the details are out in the wild) has us at least a little concerned, so maybe try not to pin all your hopes and dreams on the “Countdown to 2013” sale.

The full list of currently known discounted XBLA items follows:

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Sonic Adventure 2 and Battle Mode review (XBLA and XBLA DLC)
7 years ago

Sonic Adventure 2 and Battle Mode review (XBLA and XBLA DLC)

Sonic Adventure 2 and the Battle Mode downloadable content were developed and published by Sega. They were released on October 5, 2012 for 800 MSP and 240 MSP, respectively. Copies were provided for review purposes.
Sonic Adventure was a bit of a mixed bag. The original release was lauded by fans of the franchise, but the overworld aspects were confusing, as was its what-the-heck-is-going-on plot. When it was re-released in 2010 via Xbox Live Arcade it was met with much of the same. While the 3D platforming was almost enjoyable everything else weighed down the game. Sonic Adventure 2 was released a few years later and seemed to, at least initially, address player concerns. Gone was the overworld and much of the complicated plot. But while it was an improvement it still had minor flaws.

Now Sonic Adventure 2 joins its older brother on the Xbox 360. It brings the same sense of speed as it did 11 years ago. There are several over-the-top moments that bring a measure of enjoyment to the game. Unfortunately it still suffers from the same issues it did in 2001. This is a straight-up port aside from the fact that the GameCube-exclusive Battle Mode is available for purchase separately.

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Nights into Dreams and Sonic Adventure 2 coming October 5
7 years ago

Nights into Dreams and Sonic Adventure 2 coming October 5

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The Sega Saturn hit NIGHTS into Dreams… will join Sonic Adventure 2 in its Friday, October 5 release. Both games will sell for 800 MSP. NIGHTS will include the …
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Sonic Adventure and Happy Tree Friends now half price on XBLA
7 years ago

Sonic Adventure and Happy Tree Friends now half price on XBLA

Sega have announced that they have recently dropped the price tag for Sonic Adventure and Happy Tree Friends on XBLA. The discount is permanent so don’t all rush at …
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Sega bringing nine playable games to PAX, one unannounced
7 years ago

Sega bringing nine playable games to PAX, one unannounced

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Sega has announced it will bring nine titles to the Penny Arcade Expo (better known as PAX Prime) later this month – one of which has yet to be announced. All nine titles will be playable at the festival. Hit the jump for the games we know will be there, some of which include forthcoming XBLA titles.

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Weekly Roundup: July 15
7 years ago

Weekly Roundup: July 15

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Weekly Roundup compiles all the biggest news stories, reviews, and releases from the week into one handy post on the weekends.


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Sonic Adventure 2 confirmed at San Diego Comic Con event
7 years ago

Sonic Adventure 2 confirmed at San Diego Comic Con event

A while back, a marketplace listing showed up for Sonic Adventure 2, the sequel to the original Dreamcast game. During the Sonic Boom event at the San Diego Comic-Con, …
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Weekly Roundup: June 24
7 years ago

Weekly Roundup: June 24

Weekly Roundup compiles all the biggest news stories, reviews, and releases from the week into one handy post on the weekends.


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Rumor: Sonic Adventure 2 shows up on the Marketplace listing
7 years ago

Rumor: Sonic Adventure 2 shows up on the Marketplace listing

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It’s been heavily rumored and after the lackluster showing of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2, things seem to be on the rocks for Sonic. But luckily someone on …
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