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Xbox Live sale: Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Rainbow 6 titles

Postby ChocoROID » 23 Jul 2013, 11:53

Shame the stores beat them to me on this one again,
I might go for Deniable Ops: while it's cheap though.
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Postby AllusiveTurtle » 23 Jul 2013, 12:06

I pre-ordered every one of these titles so there's nothing for me here, as of yet, there has been nothing in any of the sales that I haven't already got, which is the downside of having such a large game collection. :cry:
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Postby CunningSmile » 23 Jul 2013, 12:14

AllusiveTurtle wrote:I pre-ordered every one of these titles so there's nothing for me here, as of yet, there has been nothing in any of the sales that I haven't already got, which is the downside of having such a large game collection. :cry:


Stop being so greedy/wealthy :wink: I've managed to pick up something in almost every one so far, even if it was stuff like the first Crysis that I've disliked the sequels but thought might be worth a try in case I've just missed back ground so didn't like them.
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Postby Marcissocoolyo » 23 Jul 2013, 12:26

HAWX... Hmmm to buy or not to buy ;) it's all too tempting! Aggh!
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Postby MrT666 » 23 Jul 2013, 13:44

I came here looking for a deal and all I got was a slap in the face! Are Microsoft employees smoking the herbal woodbine again? Those prices are ridiculous!
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Postby Metalrodent » 23 Jul 2013, 13:46

MrT666 wrote:I came here looking for a deal and all I got was a slap in the face! Are Microsoft employees smoking the herbal woodbine again? Those prices are ridiculous!

I'm sorry, £9 is ridiculous? go to your nearest CEX and find these games, they won't be much different in price and they'll be pre-owned

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Postby MrT666 » 23 Jul 2013, 14:06

Metalrodent wrote:
MrT666 wrote:I came here looking for a deal and all I got was a slap in the face! Are Microsoft employees smoking the herbal woodbine again? Those prices are ridiculous!

I'm sorry, £9 is ridiculous? go to your nearest CEX and find these games, they won't be much different in price and they'll be pre-owned


Are you serious? :?
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Postby Grummy » 23 Jul 2013, 14:10

MrT666 wrote:
Metalrodent wrote:I'm sorry, £9 is ridiculous? go to your nearest CEX and find these games, they won't be much different in price and they'll be pre-owned


Are you serious? :?


Yeah, I'm not sure what you're getting at there El Rodento, all those games in CEX are between £3 and £7 less.
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Postby Metalrodent » 23 Jul 2013, 14:12

huh, maybe I just live in an overpriced area, or they were low on stock last time I looked :lol:
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Postby msbhvn » 23 Jul 2013, 14:14

Grummy wrote:Yeah, I'm not sure what you're getting at there El Rodento, all those games in CEX are between £3 and £7 less.


Factor in petrol money/bus fare and the gap is a little narrower, but I agree they aren't spectacular deals. Splinter Cell Conviction I bought a year ago on Steam for £5 with all the DLC.
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Postby AllusiveTurtle » 23 Jul 2013, 14:32

Metalrodent wrote:
MrT666 wrote:I came here looking for a deal and all I got was a slap in the face! Are Microsoft employees smoking the herbal woodbine again? Those prices are ridiculous!

I'm sorry, £9 is ridiculous? go to your nearest CEX and find these games, they won't be much different in price and they'll be pre-owned


In fairness, you can get some of these games brand new and delivered for less than is being offered here; Endwar is £7.99 new & delivered from Coolshop, for example, and if you were to order it from them today you would probably have it tomorrow. I've had a quick look at the games listed and only one of them cost a little more brand new.
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Postby FishyGinger » 23 Jul 2013, 14:50

In Rodents defence CEX is a hole of a place that generally smells of urine and should be burned to the ground for being such a dank place full of plebs :P

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Postby PonderingWalrus » 23 Jul 2013, 17:24

Grummy wrote:Yeah, I'm not sure what you're getting at there El Rodento, all those games in CEX are between £3 and £7 less.


Still a good deal for £9 though and at least you won't end up with a game box and manual that reek of smoke and look like they've been chewed on.
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Postby J4K5ON » 23 Jul 2013, 17:34

not very good for a so called sale, i got HAWX for £2.69 in the ultimate game sale earlier in the year. lol cheaper at the shop down the road for all but one of the titles listed. they range from £2.99 - £6.99 and i can either walk or nip down on the bike :D
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Postby bamozzy » 24 Jul 2013, 05:38

to be honest - I have 1 game on demand 'game' and that was Free (Fable 3). EVERY other game - even the sale priced games are too expensive as I can get the disc based version with Manual, Case etc (95% of the time) brand New, sealed and delivered to my door for less.

I also much prefer to have the 'hard copy'. I can lend this to friends and/or family, has resale value (so is an asset) and I also have something physical for my money and less money than a downloaded version with no case/manual/disc to manufacture etc...

Anyway I have seen these games for £5-£10 (on disc NEW and delivered - I don't but 2nd hand by choice) but still think that maybe too high...

I didn't like End War (I have on PS3) and Ghost Recon:FS is not that good to make me want to invest in the others. I do recall Splinter Cell (on the original xbox) as being OK though...
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