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Deadsea 18 12-10-2012 10:33 PM

Speaking of games The Game Room was such a fucking waste
 
Wow its not really ''Free'' once you think about it cause you have to buy everything in it its total bullshit. Racked up my 15 GS in it and will never play it again. Everything is demos its a total waste of the download time it took me to get.

Who else hated this shit.

KirbyTheAlmighty 12-10-2012 10:44 PM

I don't think it was ever marketed as free. The HUB is free, just like Pinball FX2, Family Game Night, etc.

ChickinOnaChain 12-10-2012 10:56 PM

I like the games and all but they're a little pricey to me.

Optomistic 02-14-2013 07:15 AM

Not a waste, just a wasted opportunity.

The idea behind it was good. Play old school game in a virtual arcade with your avatars. I like stuff where my avatar actually becomes useful. (In a limited sense anyway)

This could have been soo much better. Add in games that aren't so old, or sell them cheaper because 240 is too much for an old old game. Especially cos you're not paying for a physical copy.

Starsider Sajun 02-14-2013 07:18 AM

Definitely not a waste. Aside from the fact that they no longer seem to add anything new to it, I feel like it's my best purchase so far online. There are a decent chunk of games on it that are still great fun to play, assuming you like retro score based games, and even the ones that aren't so fun to play, are still neat to get a chance to try out.

KaNtSt0pMeh 02-14-2013 07:25 AM

I would agree with some of the posts here, good intentions poor implementation. I don't think it should've been as pricey and I definitely think that they could've included more in each purchase. Like many others, once I found out I had to pay for each level of games and what not, I was done with it.

Luis Ownz 04-28-2013 10:20 PM

Good idea, failed execution
Ultimately this is one of the top 3 Xbox Live fails

mcnichoj 05-03-2013 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Luis Ownz (Post 5738569)
Good idea, failed execution
Ultimately this is one of the top 3 Xbox Live fails

What were the other ones 1vs100 closure and...
Dashboard updates?
Xbox original servers going down?
That one XBL server shutdown during the holidays that resulted in us getting Undertow for free?

PeaceSquid 05-03-2013 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcnichoj (Post 5748603)
What were the other ones 1vs100 closure and...
Dashboard updates?
Xbox original servers going down?
That one XBL server shutdown during the holidays that resulted in us getting Undertow for free?


The Sales and Specials app.
The XBLA hub app thing from a few years ago.

Luis Ownz 09-16-2013 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcnichoj (Post 5748603)
What were the other ones 1vs100 closure and...
Dashboard updates?
Xbox original servers going down?
That one XBL server shutdown during the holidays that resulted in us getting Undertow for free?

1) 1 vs 100 closure
2) Game Room
3) Specials and Sales app

Triblade 09-16-2013 10:40 PM

Definitely not a waste. I really enjoyed the games and played a lot of the older games I missed back in the day and/or got much better at some of the games than I would have under normal conditions.

Just a shame the games were so expensive and it wasn't executed a little better.

Ultramarine81 11-15-2013 06:35 PM

target audience
 
I agree it should have executed better, but I'm a little more forgiving. Probably because I am exactly who this was aimed at. I still had my Intellivision until a couple of years ago, and set out gathering up several of my favorites. I do wish there were more though. Only a fraction of my old games are available, and I keep seeing games on the promo screen that never became available (1000s of games *scoff*). My 11-year-old self would be ashamed of how far my ability at some of these has fallen.
What I wish XBLA would have done is present all of my downloaded arcade games in this format, so Assault Heroes and Castle Crashers would be in there too. Make interacting with my downloads a little more visually appealing. Beats all the other useless crap they've choked my Live menus with.

Slayter 07-10-2014 08:19 PM

Definitely a wasted opportunity. I am working on completing all the achievements but I am really sick of it. $3 a game is too much but I'm paying for them anyway. They suddenly dropped support a long time ago and it shows. No new game packs in forever and the "News" section never went beyond "Welcome to Game Room."

But I have a question for everyone who still plays this: does exiting Game Room crash your system? It does mine. If I go in, don't play anything, and exit out there's no problem but if I go in and play a game, then exit out of Game Room - system freeze. I've always wondered if this happened to others.


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