Blazing Birds
XBLA Wednesday Games & Deal of the Week Announced
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So as Monday rolls into port once again, we can finally bring you the weekly arcade and Deal of the Week information and unfortunately, it's not all that inspiring. This week sees DLC drop for a game that was released way back in 2006 and two relatively unknown arcade games.

The 3 year old game I talk about for this week's discounted Deal of the Week is no other than Marvel Ultimate Alliance and the content in question is its H/V Pack which will set you back 560 Microsoft Points instead of 800. Another great deal *facepalm*

The first of the two Xbox Live Arcade games is Blazing Birds, which was created using the XNA and won the right to be published on the Arcade service during the Dream-Build-Play contest at Gamefest 2007 and will be available for 800 points. If it won a contest, it must be good ... right?

The second of two, also for 800 Microsoft Points, Gel: Set, Match is said to "offer brain-busting fun for everyone with its unique take on puzzle gameplay. Match colored blocks together and they melt, but throw a melting block into another one and the chain continues!"

Any takers?


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Comment #1 by AlecArticuno
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:26:30 PM
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wooooo! lame im sick of this stuff. its never something i actually want.

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Comment #2 by Emfulz
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:26:31 PM
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Blazing Birds looks like a cheesy volleyball game.
Was thinking of getting MUA but the new copies already come with the DLC so this weeks Deal of The Week is exactly what you said. *facepalm* :P Atleast I get to save M$ Points for this week.

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Comment #3 by Jamie Solo
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:27:08 PM
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Major Nelson got my hopes up with his mistake about Bionic Commando Rearmed :(

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Comment #4 by PimpingChloe
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:27:08 PM
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I will not be a taker. I am a giver. I give this selection 2 thumbs down.

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Comment #5 by HuskerFan11
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:27:31 PM
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no good at all

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Comment #6 by Lorincz
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:29:16 PM
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Comment #7 by JNix22
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:31:08 PM
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That is such garbage.

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Comment #8 by lil matty 94
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:32:39 PM
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I love the enthusiasm...
seems fairly similar to mine... XD

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Comment #9 by ChuckG11
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:34:19 PM
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when is turtles in time and altered beast coming out????

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Comment #10 by HIFOSTAR
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:34:48 PM
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YES!!! I can finally get the DLC for Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Sweet!!!!

*background noise*

Wait what!? Mom, you traded that in for $6.25 at Gamestop to get gas? Noooooooooo!!!! How could you!

Disclaimer : The events in this story are non-fictional and I do not really know how much game stop will give you and I'd actually be surprised if they did offer that much for this game.

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Comment #11 by Green Day Rock
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:35:16 PM
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Comment #12 by Mantra
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:35:43 PM
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Amazing deals at an amazing price!
Wait... No...

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Comment #13 by orange20
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:39:03 PM
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ha some great deals. marvel was a great game but really still 560 for the dlc. make it 250 and i might consider playing this game again

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Comment #14 by Dox Almighty
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:39:10 PM
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uh, worst yet by far and I am even more disheartened by comment #2 about the falsehood of the Bionic Commando price (I want to hurt Major Nelson right now).


I "only" bought the Heroes/Villans pack 2.5 years ago (and WHO is still playing that game, really?), and I've never even heard of the two arcade titles.

The Bionic Commando promo would've been genius... I would've DL'd Rearmed and bought the new one. Now, no DL and I will rent/buy used the new one.

Braid and a couple others were great "Deals of the Week", but if the marketing has ALREADY devolved into "buy the DLC for this crap that we didn't make our money back on".... go suck an egg. I'll stick to quality arcade games and content actually included on release-version discs.

It bugs me to no end that my favorite c

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Comment #15 by orange20
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:41:33 PM
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oh and at #9. i worked at gamestop over the holidays and i think it trades in for like 2.50 US. they sell it for 9.99

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Comment #16 by Dox Almighty
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:44:36 PM
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(#13)... console is manufactured by a company I despise.

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Comment #17 by blackout529
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:50:41 PM
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Well....its not THAT bad for ppl who started playing Marvel....but still....(sigh)

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Comment #18 by damageSRS
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:50:52 PM
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yeah i actually picked up marvel ultimate alliance a few days ago. haha lucky me!

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Comment #19 by GaurdianHero
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 03:53:28 PM
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I just got marvel today. awesome

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Comment #20 by Hells Zargon
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:03:44 PM
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800 points for what looks like a flashy version of the internet game Slime Volleyball? No thanks.

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Comment #21 by damageSRS
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:04:57 PM
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anyone want to do some coop? :D

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Comment #22 by Mercutio111
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:07:56 PM
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omg guys sort it out. deal of the week???

hmmm, what dont people play anymore??? Marvel??? bang, deal of the week right there


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Comment #23 by foamy10
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:09:40 PM
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Comment #24 by sicbass46
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:13:41 PM
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Microsoft is in for some trouble if they don't start creating some deals people actually care about. What's next a gold transformer with a preorder? Oh wait......

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Comment #25 by Bio Synysys
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:18:22 PM
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They should sell the dlc for 160msp. Bang, deal of the week.

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Comment #26 by brodieman36
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:24:12 PM
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Very lame indeed.

I'm of the opinion that the deal of the week, no matter what it is, including the lameness that it has been for weeks in a row, should be 50% off.
Otherwise, not much of a deal, or incentive for me to make the move.
If it were 50%, and it was DLC for a game I don't own, depending on the game/content, I might be compelled to go out and purchase said game. However, when its crap like this, SCREW IT.

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Comment #27 by silver DewSky
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:25:38 PM
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Major Nelson said on his podcast it was Bionic Commando: Rearmed, but that was apparently the deal for next week. Ultimate Alliance is fun, but I haven't played it since it came out.

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Comment #28 by stevedb79
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:26:28 PM
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crock of shit

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Comment #29 by endless852
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:30:37 PM
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A: its a game that nobody plays
B: the new discs come preloaded with it
c: its VERY old
D: They are giving a bargain of 240 points...


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Comment #30 by The Bum-Mobile
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:32:26 PM
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#9 speaks the truth. Marvel vs Capcom 2, Turtles in Time, and Zombie Apocalypse are going to be the games I download this summer...

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Comment #31 by Satans ChiId
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:33:15 PM
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WTF? Where is Sonic 3???

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Comment #32 by smacd
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:35:38 PM
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I might be one of the few people who actually pick up the DotW this week. I picked up Marvell Ultimate Alliance from the used game bin a few weeks ago. Hadn't started it yet, but I've been thinking about picking up the DLC pack for it since I got it. Great timing! ... for me anyway.

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Comment #33 by zyxomma100
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:39:13 PM
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The funny thing is I got Marvel Ultimate Alliance a little while back. Almost got the DLC a few days ago but thought that it might be the thing they'd discount for a DotW. And what do you know.

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Comment #34 by SCA KAZUMA
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:41:46 PM
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@ #14
Lots of people still play Marvel: Ult. Alliance. I'm just one of many. I'm actually going through trying to get two more comic missions complete so I can have my 1250G for it. And even when I have my 1250, I'll still continue to play it until Fusion drops at the very least. It's a good game, despite it's sometimes frustrating camera, and it's worth many replays for the sheer enjoyment of it. I've got a friend on my friend list that has played it well over 50 times through, 40+ plays being on hard, and 20+ plays including me in the fun, all hard mode.

However, the fact that they dropped the combo pack a whopping $3 [/sarcasm] is just lame, and it should be a lot cheaper given the age of the game. Should be at the MOST 400 M$P in my opinion.

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Comment #35 by Cringer85
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:44:49 PM
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Buy the Ultimate Alliance gold edition, if you reside in USA (unfortunately i don't!), and you will spare a lot of money - because the dlc is included and much cheaper that way.

Sadly I just bought the Ultimate Alliance DLC for 800 MS not so much time ago... but it was worth it anyway :)

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Comment #36 by SegaJack
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:47:57 PM
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I already spent 12.800 points last month, if not, more, I got so many games to play and still want more, and more and more but they are not releasing the good ones... why?? now they can have our points and its like they dont want them by releasing games like these and making us crave the games that are supposed to come out now

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Comment #37 by Blue Thunder28
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:50:08 PM
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Awesome! I was surprised at all the negativity surrounding this week... I'm glad with the Marvel DLC because I just got the game used like 5 days ago(after borrowing it and returning it like 2 years ago)... and those two arcade games sound great... spending week for me!

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Comment #38 by Greg0fTheDead
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 04:50:50 PM
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this would be sweet if I didnt sell marvel like three years ago

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Comment #39 by heatedGAZZMAN
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 05:01:06 PM
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hopefully we all can get something decent on XBLA soon.

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Comment #40 by Freshmaker
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 05:02:49 PM
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wow how kool, after a long time after I sold my copy, and no way a game that won a prize, for only 800, wow wish I could find a deal like that somewhere

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Comment #41 by webdoggy
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 05:12:06 PM
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BTW--@HIFO STAR: Non-fiction means that it was true. I assume you meant fictional.

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Comment #42 by blitz7287
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 05:17:13 PM
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What crap

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Comment #43 by JedEgan
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 05:19:30 PM
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Sonic 3 please...

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Comment #44 by Bringerofpwnage
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 05:26:23 PM
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*gunshot heard in back round*

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Comment #45 by Traytonb
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 05:34:21 PM
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again I say that these deals would be way better if the prices were permenantly reduced

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Comment #46 by Pinewood Groves
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 05:40:28 PM
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Almost comically bad.

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Comment #47 by I Gordito XL I
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 05:46:29 PM
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You know what's funny, I think I am the only person in the comments excited for this deal of the week. I recently purchased Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and was planning on buying this anyway, so I like the discount. :D

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Comment #48 by Traytonb
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 05:48:58 PM
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Comment #49 by its delicious
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 05:55:16 PM
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There are better deals on Amazon for the arcade games.

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Comment #50 by ApochWeiss
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 05:55:33 PM
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Eh, not interested in the DLC. As much as I like Tetris, I'm good. Just got gamefly anyhow, so I have 2 games sitting here to play on top of all the others I have. I'll save my points for next week.

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Comment #51 by Nerotic Shadows
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 06:07:41 PM
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Comment #52 by xDOOMx
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 06:09:45 PM
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where is sonic 3 and altered beast?

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Comment #53 by Warden1972
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 06:10:20 PM
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Agree w/ #47. I'll get it now because I have the original version still. This DLC "sale" is, sadly, the best way for some to get the remaining 250 points, as it's still much cheaper than buying the gold edition--even from ebay (cheapest price I saw was $11.50). Also, Gamefly doesn't appear to stock the gold edition or I'd go that route.

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Comment #54 by TheWarriorElite
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 06:12:31 PM
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Sonic 3???????????????????????

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Comment #55 by JudgeSuggs
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 06:23:53 PM
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Comment #56 by VillanousIntent
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 06:46:36 PM
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God, that is so bad it almost makes me glad my 360 chose this week to go Error 74.

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Comment #57 by Lord of Orion
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 06:47:14 PM
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Yeah I think that I might end up getting the DLC for Marvel to finally be able to play it.

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Comment #58 by silentbob0
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 06:50:24 PM
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These deals are so bad its funny. Why can't they just knock down the prices of XBLA games every week? Or recent DLC such as GOW2 or Halo 3 maps? Microsoft are laughing at the people who buy this crap.

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Comment #59 by Dox Almighty
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 06:58:10 PM
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#34 you and your friend must be the only ones. I repurchased the game a couple months ago to get the co-op achievements, and not a soul was playing online.

If you and your always-playing buddy want a third, let me know.

Otherwise, this info is pointless.

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Comment #60 by Esoteric
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 07:04:22 PM
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I'm thinking of buying I got Marvel recently and I'm liking it alot .

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Comment #61 by miiiguel
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 07:25:22 PM
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So much whining. Anyway, anyone who "traded in" MUA did a bad move, this game is becoming a rarity, as Marvel vs Capcom 2 for the original Xbox is.
And MUA is awesome!

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Comment #62 by miiiguel
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 07:28:16 PM
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oh, and it has all the relevance, MUA2 is about to be announced.

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Comment #63 by Ozneli
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 07:33:18 PM
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LOL @ 10!

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Comment #64 by judagrmn
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 08:38:49 PM
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Comment #65 by Devalaous
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 09:43:34 PM
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I just want Wolfenstein 3D.

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Comment #66 by n8ryder
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:32:19 PM
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If you buy Ultimate Alliance now, why wouldnt you just buy the Gold Edition anyways with all that content built in. Its the SAME price now seeing how old it is. For me, it was actually cheaper than regular version.

LOL #10...awesome

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Comment #67 by Phool
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 01:06:22 AM
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Fuck! I just bought that Marvel Pack like two weeks ago.

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Comment #68 by BloodDrunk
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 01:44:39 AM
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Deal of the week=FAIL

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Comment #69 by HeatGuyStu
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 03:29:57 AM
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Change "ing" to "blue" and "Birds" to "Calamity Trigger" and we have a deal.

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Comment #70 by KIDDRAGON67
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 04:16:05 AM
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lol, i'd laugh if deal of the week got canned due to a small popularity

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Comment #71 by Mzone19
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 08:37:46 AM
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@#67 you actually bought that...... Wow.

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Comment #72 by Barry619
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 10:25:12 AM
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As everyone is being so negative (as always on this site) i'm actually going to be slightly positive and say i'll give Gel: Set, Match a fair go on the trail version, i enjoy a good puzzle game, and there have been some great ones on XBLA, so you never know, it could be worth a play.

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Comment #73 by DampCobra
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 12:49:02 PM
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They should permanently drop the price of there old XBLA games by half. Once you have finished those games there is little replayablity and its not like we're able to trade them in or anything :(

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Comment #74 by Go3 Neo
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 03:20:09 PM
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Who seriously anticipates these XBLA bullcrap games? I can barely think of 5 XBLA games that are even ok.

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Comment #75 by lu3mm3l
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 03:35:11 AM
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Blazing Birds will cost only 400 MSP which is still more then I would pay for such an ugly game..

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Comment #76 by adammcd09
Friday, May 22, 2009 @ 01:36:54 PM
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I got blazing birds for 400MSP and to be honest its actually a really addictive and fun game :) play the trial its good

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