I Am Alive
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Good times lie ahead on the Xbox Live Marketplace over the next couple of weeks, with a wealth of lovely new content to get excited about, including the final week of the XBLA House Party, which brings with it I Am Alive. You can read our I Am Alive hands-on preview here.

The following week, you can shoot many robots in Ubisoft and Demiurge's Shoot Many Robots, then enjoy some Majesty-inspired tower defence madness with Defenders of Ardania. As far as add-ons are concerned, there's Mass Effect 3's 'From Ashes' DLC with two new achievements worth 50 Gamerscore, the Forza 4 March Pirelli Car Pack and a bunch of new Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer gubbins for CoD: Elite premium members.

You'll also find a ton of deals, including the fifty-billionth chance to get some Borderlands DLC and some hack 'n' slash titles after that. Next week also sees some selected Konami XBLA titles and add-ons getting price cuts, so there's bargains galore.

And finally there's a Tiger Woods 13 demo to tee off with and in a couple of weeks, those lucky North Americans can get their mitts on a demo of Dead or Alive 5. Blimey! Check out all the content below:

Xbox Live Arcade

  • I Am Alive - 7-Mar - 1200 MSP
  • Shoot Many Robots - 14-Mar - 800 MSP
  • Defenders of Ardania - 14-Mar - 1200 MSP

Game Add-Ons

  • Mass Effect 3 From Ashes - 6-Mar - 800 MSP
  • Forza Motorsport 4 March Pirelli Car Pack - 6-Mar - 560 MSP
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Map Pack drop to ELITE Premium Members only  - Black Box, Black Ice, Negotiator - 13-Mar

Deal of the Week

Borderlands - March 6–12

  • Borderlands Secret Armory of General Knoxx - 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Borderlands Zombie Island of Dr. Ned - 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Borderlands Claptrap's Robot Revolution - 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Borderlands Mad Moxxi's Underdome - 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Borderlands Claptrap Avatar Prop - 220 MSP (31% off)
  • Borderlands Treasure Chest Avatar Prop - 160 MSP (33% off)

Hack-n-Slash - March 13-19

  • Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale - 600 MSP (50% off)
  • The Baconing - 600 MSP (50% off)
  • Torchlight - 600 MSP (50% off)
  • Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team - 400 MSP (50% off)

Sales & Specials

Konami 50% Off Sale - March 13–19

  • X-Men Arcade - 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Castlevania: Harmony Of Despair - 600 MSP (50% off)
  • Castlevania: SON - 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Zombie Apocalypse - 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Zombie Apocalypse Never Die Alone - 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Battle: Los Angeles - 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Hard Corps: Uprising - 600 MSP (50% off)
  • BurgerTime HD - 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Puddle - 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Leedmees - 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Castlevania Lord of Shadow: Reverie - 400 MSP (50% off)
  • Castlevania Lord of Shadow: Resurrection - 400 MSP (50% off)

Games on Demand

  • Carnival Games - 6-Mar
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - 6-Mar
  • Brink - 13-Mar
  • The Gunstringer - 13-Mar


  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 - 6-Mar
  • Dead or Alive 5 (US, Canada only) - 19-Mar

Avatar Marketplace

  • MLB 2K12 - 6-Mar
  • John Carter of Mars - 6-Mar
  • Shoot Many Robots - 13-Mar
  • Marvel Collection Update - 13-Mar
  • College Game Day Collection - 13-Mar

*As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

[Via Major Nelson]


User Comments

Forum Posts: 176
Comment #1 by wh1tel1ght
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:09:50 AM
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I am alive can wait. The reapers are here. They must be stopped.

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Comment #2 by GaminFanatic
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:10:32 AM
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Comment #3 by B Bestvin
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:11:40 AM
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Lords of Shadows DLC on sale...finally!!

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Comment #4 by IRA GUNNER AFC
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:12:18 AM
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nice Battle: Los Angeles and Kill Team for me :)

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Comment #5 by RevengeNL
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:12:52 AM
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I am alive and borderlands add-ons for me. Missed the past sale, so i was waiting for them to become 400MS again.

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Comment #6 by BuckfastNI
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:15:11 AM
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Borderlands!? Again??? What the actual fuck like!?

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Comment #7 by HugTheBear
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:16:17 AM
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They're still charging for the Mad Moxxi DLC? Glad I got the GOTY edition- I'd be pissed if I had paid for that.

Might buy I Am Alive, still gotta get Alan Wake though. Got a ton of games to finish still- just haven't had the time to play any lately..

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Comment #8 by Allen Poe
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:19:35 AM
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looks like I'll be one Castlevania: Lords of Shadow playing motherfucker come next week.

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Comment #9 by Man On The Run
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:20:27 AM
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Why does the US get the DoA demo and not us ;-; that makes me a sad panda. Konami sale is really good and maybe ill get the baconing to ^_^b

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Comment #10 by Infomouse
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:21:03 AM
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Borderlands DLC has gone on sale way too much. The people that liked the game have the DLC, and the people that Microsoft think will buy this DLC now are the people who will pick this game up out of the bargain bin. Those people don't deserve to play Borderlands.

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Comment #11 by Njmongoose
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:23:10 AM
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I am alive! Woohoo!
Whens Minecraft coming? :p

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Comment #12 by tdogg769
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:28:47 AM
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Very solid list

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Comment #13 by Desmondo2000
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:29:56 AM
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torchlight is a good deal its a great game

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Comment #14 by XenoNick
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:41:27 AM
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=[ No DOA5 demo for UK. Me very sad.

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Comment #15 by MoldyClay87
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:43:23 AM
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@#3 & 8 - This.

I've been waiting forever for these to hit DotW. So glad it's finally happening. Been sitting at 1000 for a year now.

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Comment #16 by sternn
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:43:34 AM
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Holy crap. There go my points...

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Comment #17 by TantalizedMind
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:48:35 AM
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ZZzzz.... Xbox is soooo boring lately. I have more fun playing iPhone games. And no, I am not trying to troll, I am being honest. The last Xbox game I enjoyed was L.A. Noire, even Gears of War 3 was only entertaining for 2 weeks.

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Comment #18 by TantalizedMind
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:49:41 AM
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BRING BACK 1 V 100 MICROSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #19 by Doctor Gordon
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:51:53 AM
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Battle: Los Angeles is... THE BEST FPS OF 2011!!!!

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Comment #20 by dementedlullaby
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:53:11 AM
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All the reviews for I Am Alive seem negative. I'll probably just skip it and try Ardania next week. Too bad I was looking forward to it.

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Comment #21 by shavron
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:54:36 AM
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Well with Borderlands 2 coming soon at least we can be reasonably certain that this will be the last time we see that stuff as DOTW. Maybe...

Might get one of the hack and slash games next week, although I'll probably still be waist deep in Mass Effect 3 goodness.

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Comment #22 by STONE DEVIL
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:54:49 AM
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Why ruin a pretty decent list by adding COD?

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Comment #23 by TehClownsta
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 11:58:56 AM
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I'll be grabbing I Am Alive, pretty excited for that. Might grab 3-4 games from the Konami sale.

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Comment #24 by Dirty130
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 12:10:32 PM
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I'm getting I Am Alive, Baconing and Battle: LOs Angeles

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Comment #25 by Chazzi27
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 12:12:05 PM
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Not happy that this week is Borderlands DLC...but Next week I think that bank of MSP I recently put on my account is going to get spent.

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Comment #26 by SpitFire Pro
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 12:28:57 PM
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Spending all my MSP on the Konami 50% sale. Lots of good stuff in there ;)

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Comment #28 by zeroy042
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 12:34:45 PM
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Almost died waiting for I am alive... But why are the deals and specials better than the deal of the week? Just give me $5 off every week on game of my choice. I dont know how many weekends ive looked thru old games and said "id buy that for about $5 less..."

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Comment #29 by bob101910
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 12:35:21 PM
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Just finished Deathspank T.O.V. a couple days ago. Glad to see Tge Baconing as dotw

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Comment #30 by MattCannell91
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 12:44:47 PM
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Im annoyed that Puddle has gone on offer seeing as it came out only 1 month ago...

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Comment #31 by BuckfastNI
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 12:44:48 PM
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Oh dear oh dear. Anyone who was excited about I Am Alive, read IGN's review :-(

Anyone who can't be arsed reading it, it got a 4.5 out of 10 :-O

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Comment #32 by Death shrimp X
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 12:47:19 PM
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Probably get I AM ALIVE while I wait for Mass Effect to come out.

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Comment #33 by McEmrah
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 12:55:55 PM
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@who are you to judge those people? Game dev?

OT / same things again, MS is lame..

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Comment #34 by JDAckers
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 12:57:38 PM
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Nothing this week, thanks to GotY editions, but I'm getting Baconing and maybe one or two others next week. Time to order me a MSP card :)

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Comment #35 by Nero Mystyraa
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 01:02:32 PM
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I highly recommend Hard Corps: Uprising for anyone who hasn't tried it yet. It is a pretty fun game especially if you have a co-op partner to play it with. 600 points is a fantastic price for a good side scrolling shooter that has an awesome rock soundtrack.

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Comment #36 by wickedclowns95
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 01:18:54 PM
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@10 At least if they buy the dlc then that's $ in Gearbox's pockets. I already have all the add-ons so it doesn't affect me but I still hope there are people who will buy them because those add-ons were a lot of fun with the exception of Mad Moxxi.

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Comment #37 by Dasha UK
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 01:31:45 PM
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Just downloaded from ashes... hurry up Friday !!!

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Comment #38 by [Waggly Bean]
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 01:37:51 PM
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Nice, 2 weeks of repeat DOTWs...

Konami sale saves it a bit - Zombie Apocalypse 2 for me. Hopefully convince a friend to grab it to.

Will be trying to convince that same friend to get Castlevania HoD too, as I already have it but don't really wanna play it single player!

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Comment #39 by lazygammer13
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 01:38:00 PM
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@20 why would you skip out on a game that you are excited for because of a few bad reviews before you even try the free demo? I mean, it's F-R-E-E for goodness sake!

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Comment #40 by Rich Uncle Skeletor
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 01:51:25 PM
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OMFG. Do my eyes deceive me??

Reverie and Resurrection, in *MY* DOTW?? It's more likely than you think.

Thank you, Konami!!

Co-sign on #35, Hard Corps: Uprising is a blast to play. Castlevania HoD is pretty awesome in its own right, but I wish Shanoa hadn't been nerfed so much from her home game. Still need that "Boned" achievement though... hmmm.

Wait... no sale on Rocket Knight?? ;_; Ah, well... can't have everything.

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Comment #41 by BackerMan
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 01:56:47 PM
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I'm busy... the reapers are attacking here....

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Comment #42 by Andreas_loel
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 02:08:00 PM
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Hack & slash = already have all games.. Starving for another hack & slash game :(

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Comment #43 by Trikke
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 02:18:38 PM
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WTF is this ME3 DLC? Retail price not high enough??

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Comment #44 by TealPavelski
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 02:29:47 PM
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For sure picking up I Am Alive. It looks amazing!

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Comment #45 by master_shake_350
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 02:45:32 PM
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Awesome! Kill team for sure and maybe puddle, burger time and battle for la :D now I need a good place to get American points in the UK? Or a good site?

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Comment #46 by KrisXX
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 03:28:48 PM
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DOA 5 Demo? YES!!

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Comment #47 by bentley10
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 03:30:30 PM
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in 4 or 5 years i've only bought 1, count ONE arcade title. It was last week and it was X-men arcade. Dammit. Looking forward to the Marvel avatar update tho.

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Comment #48 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 03:38:22 PM
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There is bargain galore and all of them are reused shit (if that even makes any sense). I mean they are good, but they all have been on sale at one point or another. Fuck MS and their lousy deals ^^

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Comment #49 by ash356
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 03:45:04 PM
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Wow. 'They don't deserve to play Borderlands?'
The gaming community really is a sad state nowadays, isn't it?
OT: Nice to see the Borderlands DLC on sale... for the 12th time. It's irrelevant anyway, most people can just pick up the GOTY edition for £12 anyway.
Microsoft really know how to go all out on the deals....

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Comment #50 by Man On The Run
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 03:47:03 PM
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@48 - Im sure they will benefit someone. We could have no deals at all.

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Comment #51 by Carweezy F 85
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 03:47:55 PM
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Burgertime and Xmen Arcade for 400 each!!! Dead or ALive 5 demo too!! YESSIR

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Comment #52 by Born Apophis
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 03:51:46 PM
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Finally I Am Alive...

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Comment #53 by dementedlullaby
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 04:02:28 PM
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@39 Don't feel like wasting time playing/downloading a game that is sub par. If other peoples opinions differ though I'm more than happy to give it a go.

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Comment #54 by ViperxSniper
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 04:27:07 PM
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@31- This is what I view a reviewer's opion as nowadays: "Oh something new and innovated. I don't know, I am not sure about this game so I will give it a mediocre reveiw. What's next? Oh a new Call of Duty that's exactly like the last six games? 9/10! Best Action Game this year!"

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Comment #55 by Iconoclast Envy
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 04:35:04 PM
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I hope they put up the Mass Effect 2 Dlc again, i missed out the first time.

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Comment #56 by Mister Spraggsy
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 05:29:43 PM
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@31 The review looks like a 10 year old wrote it.

@54 I agrre

OT: I will be getting I Am Alive, if i listened to every review before i bought a game i would never get anything.

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Comment #57 by shadowfeeder
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 05:32:48 PM
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Guess I'll have to pick up the Baconing now. :)

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Comment #58 by kaiyo penguin
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 06:21:38 PM
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i thought puddle had not long had a release and its on sale already?

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Comment #59 by XxJoaoPauloBRxX
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 07:25:59 PM
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I am alive day one buy for me! Been waiting for a long time!

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Comment #60 by aim of kronic
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 08:47:49 PM
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@3.. i feel the same way man.. Castlevania LoS is such an AMAZING game.. everyone should try it

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Comment #61 by Coruba
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 12:49:23 AM
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WIll probably get Torchlight, been waiting for Baconing, but TOV was pretty average tbh so will probably skip it.

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Comment #62 by mileko101
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 12:57:19 AM
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@31 i dont care what ign say about any game for any format they cant review games for shit

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Comment #63 by Nickster_42
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 01:01:22 AM
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I thought the DOA5 demo was only for people who buy ninja gaiden 3?

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Comment #64 by Earth Djinn
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 02:32:36 AM
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Though it was really unlikely, I was disappointed to see that The Simpsons Arcade wasn't part of the Konami sale.

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Comment #65 by Stevey Boy2006
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 06:12:39 AM
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Downloading I Am Alive now

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Comment #66 by TransonicPower
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 06:23:32 AM
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Awww yeah, finally I can get The Baconing! And Shoot Many Robots too :D so much shit to buy, my wallet is starting to cry already...

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Comment #67 by Drewbles
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 06:34:06 AM
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When its a big game like Borderlands, fallout, always wait for the game of year edition, works out so much cheaper and less bugs.

Still surprised we haven't had a Blackops map pack sale yet. Every year map packs were on sale a week before the new game but that didn't happen.

By the time they are on sale, less people will buy them as they got so many other games now to play so bad decision to hold off putting them on sale.

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Comment #68 by NvvO 4 LIFE
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 08:45:24 AM
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Next weeks Konami sale has a few good deals. Will pick up Battle Los Angeles, Burgertime & the Castlvania dlc

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Comment #69 by bigsilentrob
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 09:03:40 AM
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Really? Mass Effect 3 DLC the day the game releases? Just put it on the disc if the DLC is ready for release at the same time.

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Comment #70 by Kroesis
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 05:58:39 PM
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@69 Not that easy to do if the DLC is completed after the Disc has gone gold. The DLC was made by a different studio who managed to complete it just in time for release.

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Comment #71 by Jryvn
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 10:50:05 PM
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Am annoyed the Konami sale excludes Rush'n Attack: Ex-Patriot.

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