Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
2010 Summer of Arcade Dated and Priced
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We already knew the lineup, but Microsoft have now announced the specific batting order and cost for each game in this year's Summer of Arcade. Sadly, my little tagline was not much of a joke. This will be one expensive summer if you were planning on banking all of these games, as each title will drop at 1200MSP.

  • July 21 - Limbo
  • July 28 - Hydro Thunder Hurricane
  • August 4 - Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
  • August 11 - Monday Night Combat
  • August 18 - Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light  
Better get mowing those lawns and delivering those papers, kids... you're gonna need all the extra cash you can muster. However, as an incentive, if you purchase all five games, you'll receive a 1200MSP refund (essentially making it a "buy four, get one free" offer); additionally, purchasing three of them will get you a 400MSP refund.


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Comment #1 by bullet8t8
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 05:57:56 PM
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I was hoping to see games cheap for summer

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Comment #2 by solarhd
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 05:58:29 PM
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I don't know what most of these games are so except for Lara Croft all I'm downloading is demos

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Comment #3 by Accel Dance
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 05:59:44 PM
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All sound/look shit, I'll save my points for other things

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Comment #4 by bullet8t8
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:00:10 PM
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I'm just waiting for cheap dlc, currently waiting for cod waw maps to go on sale, gears to all front went from 1600msp to 800msp , I know cod waw is 2000

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Comment #5 by Gentleman
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:00:25 PM
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Everybody get Monday Night Combat or I'll kill you.

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Comment #6 by N3xus Gam3r
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:01:25 PM
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Limbo is defintly the one i want

Go Denmark! :3

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Comment #7 by Justin Case
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:01:40 PM
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1200 MP x 5 = :(

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Comment #8 by INFAMOUSMrChewy
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:03:51 PM
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Oh god........Limbo.

I will be sorely dissapointed, if it doesn't live up to my expectations.
It just looks so.....BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Comment #9 by macd
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:04:12 PM
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Fuck 1200.

I'll wait till some of these hit deal of the week.

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Comment #10 by FoxGuy3001
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:06:44 PM
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Really Microsoft? Really?

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Comment #11 by OSU Brutus OSU
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:07:57 PM
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Monday Night Combat may get bought for 1200MSP...the rest are DotW at best

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Comment #12 by Masklin
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:08:37 PM
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Probably check out a few demos but will most likely wait for them to be the DotW

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Comment #13 by Infection Ftw
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:08:42 PM
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I prefer Retail anyway:) I will play an arcade every now and then but retails remain better imo.

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Comment #14 by lildevilbmxer
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:09:27 PM
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well quess what im broke soo there you go microsoft i anit buying nothing now

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Comment #15 by Io Haze oI
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:14:43 PM
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Want Castlevania HD, Limbo and Monday Night Combat. Shame I have no money at all.

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Comment #16 by MjHealy
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:18:05 PM
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Limbo is first! Can't wait!

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Comment #17 by Tidus755
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:20:15 PM
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Interesting games but steep prices.

I will skip on them all until they go in DotW someday.

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Comment #18 by True Marvellous
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:23:50 PM
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Fook your 1200marps MS,

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Comment #19 by The Bum-Mobile
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:24:38 PM
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Really want Limbo but damn! 1200? Seems a tad steep to me. Though I have Blacklight tomorrow and DeathSpank next week, so I can wait awhile.

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Comment #20 by smacd
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:24:45 PM
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at $15 each, Castlevania is the only one that will be getting my money. And even that one I will probably wait for a DotW. The only other game that seemed interesting was Limbo, but from what I've heard, it's pretty short (roughly 3-4 hours I'm hearing). Who knows for sure right now, but $15 for a 4 hour game, I will definitely pass on.

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Comment #21 by DiscoDuck8k
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:29:22 PM
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Definitely want Limbo, but thankfully that's all. Might not get it immediately though, I don't have the points right now.

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Comment #22 by Suplemental
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:30:14 PM
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@5 Not before i kill you :)

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Comment #23 by BillyKlyde
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:31:54 PM
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Shitty games for shitty prices, booooo. This summer of arcade blows.

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Comment #24 by Chazzi27
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:40:35 PM
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This is getting out of hand...1200MSP should NOT be the standard price for most brand new Arcade games. Most PC games that are digitally distributed only (aka no retail box) usually price out for $9.99 so 800MSP should be what most new games drop at. I mean shouldn't it say something to Microsoft when the sales jump up when stuff drops from 1200 to 800?

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Comment #25 by Donkey Lips
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:41:11 PM
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Buuuuullll Shiiiiiitttt!

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Comment #26 by Wifiplayer13
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:52:05 PM
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I'm only getting Hydro Thunder and maybe Blacklight tomorrow...

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Comment #27 by Angrym0nkey
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:56:48 PM
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Even though I want hydro thunder, 1200msp is too much, I'll want for a deal of the week

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Comment #28 by Brandeniuz
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:57:23 PM
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@4 i think they were on offer like a few months ago for like 1600

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Comment #29 by The Elite Elite
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 06:58:36 PM
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The only one of those I care about is Lara Croft. Even then, I'll wait till it's a DOTW and dropped to a more reasonable 800 points or lower. It'll happen eventually. (Though I've been waiting for the Halo Wars DLC to become a DOTW and they still haven't so, I guess I might be waiting a while)

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Comment #30 by M4RKSM4N
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:00:04 PM
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Hydro Thunder and Castlevania are the only games I'm going to pick up this summer other than Blacklight which comes out tomorrow. It's a shame that Microsoft is charging 1200 each now or else I would buy Tomb Raider as well.

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Comment #31 by tunaleg
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:01:50 PM
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I'll get MI2 tomorrow, not all this over priced shit

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Comment #32 by Chazzi27
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:03:35 PM
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Something that Kotaku reported that isn't in this article, apparently if you buy 3 of the titles during the "Summer of Arcade" you'll receive 400 points back

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Comment #33 by ThingWitch
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:04:59 PM
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I'm interested in purchasing all of those games, but just not at those prices. Maybe one or two i will buy full price but more likely they will all have to wait until Deal of the week. This 1200 msp thing is getting out of hand. It's really starting to piss me off.

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Comment #34 by ScuzzyBunny FTN
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:07:02 PM
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No promotion for getting them all or anything? Last year you got 800 pts, so buying them all pretty much got one for free...paying 1200 for 4 and getting the 5th free would almost be worth it, but there are only two I really want. Limbo is awesome, and 3-4 hrs might be the timeline if you have some kind of guide, but I watched a group of people brainstorming on how to solve certain puzzles for over 30 minutes each, so I don't see it being "short"...and it's not "throw your controller" frustrating when you fail, as you die in a spectacular fashion, and out of nowhere...we weres loving just watching other people play because it was different and entertaining.

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Comment #35 by Rogue Gamer 23
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:10:14 PM
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when the heck is Hydrophobia coming out?

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Comment #36 by Major Bones
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:16:49 PM
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Uninterested in all of these except for Castlevania! Symphony of Night was great and im hoping this lives up to my expectations.

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Comment #37 by Fata1Stryke
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:17:34 PM
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I want all of those besides Hydro Thunder, if I have to pick and choose I'll go with Limbo and Castlevania. Maybe Monday Night Combat, since #5 is so insistent. ;)

With those and DeathSpank next week, it's gonna be an expensive summer. And Shank is supposed to come out this summer too. *sigh*

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Comment #38 by .i.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:21:50 PM
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Everyone bend over here it comes!

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Comment #39 by OMGmyFACE
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:24:05 PM
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Konami's milking the SotN Castlevania formula and, normally, I'd be sheep for 'em but $15 for a co-op time trial SotN is too much. And Puzzle of the Night or whatever looks horrible.

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Comment #40 by shadowfeeder
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:25:14 PM
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Getting Castlevania for sure.

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Comment #41 by rapid riot boy
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:25:37 PM
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I was hoping for comic jumper. :(

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Comment #42 by Swayyd
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:50:52 PM
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WTF where's Tango Down?

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Comment #43 by HorsemanOfWar16
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:58:07 PM
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I want none of those lol - SHANK/Comic Jumper/Deathspank/Deadliest Warrior/Toe Jam and Earl/ Privates looks funny(immature) there the ones i want- i dnt really get the limbo looks bloody depressing if u ask me lol :)

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Comment #44 by T3z
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:00:18 PM
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You guys really need to stop crying about paying an extra 5$. These developers put alot of time into these arcade games (Limbo has been in developement for 4 years) and you need to support them. Soon gaming will be ruled by the mainstream (activison) and you will need to pay a monthly fee for almost every game. Stop complaining.

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Comment #45 by AE 20 Diamonds
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:00:28 PM
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you forgot to mention that if you buy all 5 you get 1200 microsoft points back, and if you buy 3 you get 400 back

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Comment #46 by asilent boom
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:02:35 PM
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@42 Blacklight Tango Down isn't a "Summer of Arcade" game, it does release tomorrow July 7th though,1200pts.

I'll get Hydrothunder and Monday Night Combat, I'll wait for the others to be a DotW.

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Comment #47 by GrindPantera95
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:03:08 PM
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YES! Monday Night Combat!

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Comment #48 by CHPwannabe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:09:56 PM
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i just want hydro thunder... going to download the trial for MNC

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Comment #49 by prezskroob
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:10:21 PM
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Really only looking forward to limbo, but not at this price.

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Comment #50 by Zacxx201
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:13:55 PM
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MNC is the only one that interests me everything else is meh.

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Comment #51 by angryassasin857
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:17:41 PM
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I can't tell you how nice it is to finaly see everyone agree with one another on this site :P and @ #34 If you buy all 5 you will be reimbursed 1200 MSP and #32 you were right about the buy at least 3 and get back 400 msp. as far as me, I will be getting Limbo and monday night cambat on day one for sure, Limbo looks really original and monday night combat looks like all kinds of crazy fun!!

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Comment #52 by angryassasin857
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:19:20 PM
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But also yes I agree they are overpriced, we can thank games like shadow complex for letting microsoft realize that people will pay for overpriced short arcade games

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Comment #53 by R0Y4LEwitCHEESE
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:20:11 PM
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Only interested in Limbo, and even then I can wait for the inevitable deal of the week.

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Comment #54 by Fyzban
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:22:30 PM
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only lara croft worth 1200 , I'll wait for castlevania to be dotw

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Comment #55 by SuperWoody64
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:34:01 PM
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15 clams per game? They really need to let these games start out with more than 200G. Why not double it up to 400 and let WindowsPhone games be 200?

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Comment #56 by zr122
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:38:27 PM
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If Microsoft follows the trend, next summer we'll see all of these games on a DotW. So I'll save my money and buy Castlevania for 800 points next year. I've got SotN right now, so I'm good for a while. And with Lords of Shadow coming out....I won't need this new one for a good long while.

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Comment #57 by ProgressMan
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:41:19 PM
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Limbo at 800 would have been tempting, but 1200 is too much for a 2-3 hour game. Hopefully Lara Croft is long enough of a game to warrant the price.

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Comment #58 by Kruz
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:47:23 PM
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Sweet Castlevania, Hydro Thunder, and Monday Night look awesome.

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Comment #59 by asilent boom
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:56:28 PM
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I just remembered the XBLA game The Deadliest Warrior releases next Wednesday, July 14th, I hope that's not 1200 pts too.

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Comment #60 by TacticalTodger
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 09:00:43 PM
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Spend £50 to get £10 free, erm no? I'd rather get money instead of MSP.

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Comment #61 by Motrahtox
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 09:02:20 PM
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They ( Microsoft) do this because they know there are enough people that will buy these games at these prices and make a hefty profit and then when they DOTW all of the said games all the stragglers will buy these games up like its Black Thursday while still making an acceptable profit margin.

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Comment #62 by silentbob0
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 09:02:51 PM
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I've got to say...this line-up looks really weak to me. Nowhere near as interesting as the last 2 summer of arcade's were.

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Comment #63 by ProgressMan
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 09:06:14 PM
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@59 - previews have said that 800 is the price for Deadliest Warrior. Hopefully the game ends up being decent.

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Comment #64 by SHIMA 41
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 09:09:48 PM
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no castlevania for me :( those prices suck

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Comment #65 by Madtown B
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 09:26:58 PM
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Summer of Arcade 2010 deal of the week in 2011. Nuff said.

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Comment #66 by Infomouse
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 09:27:43 PM
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Monday Night Combat is the only thing that looks interesting to me, probably because it looks an awful lot like TF2. Hmmm...well, time to play some TF2. SO LONG SUCKERS!!!

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Comment #67 by Bazooka Kaboom
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 09:30:18 PM
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Wow, I'm shocked that people are shocked. $15 is the price point for arcade games now. $10 games will now be rarity. Who's to blame? We are, the consumer. When games like Trials and Shadow Complex, among others, sold this was enivitable. The same reason that we have over priced map packs (I'm looking at you MW2) and this trend will continue. In a couple of years $20 will be the norm. Accept it and move on. We the consumer have the ability to band together as a collective and stand up to the pricing but we lack the will power. I have not and will not pay $15 for an arcade game. Yeah it sucks to wait for dotw but eventually got to play some of the afore mentioned games but at a price I was happy with. So next time you see a bit of content that is over priced make sure to thank your fellow gamers!

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Comment #68 by THE NICK1987
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:04:24 PM
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If I buy 3 games, get 400 msp's.. Then buy then other 2, I get 800 or another 1200msp's?? Hmm

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Comment #69 by jesse477
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:14:03 PM
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I'll just wait 4 or 5 months, then when Hydro Thunder goes on Xbox Live Deal of the Week, boom, thats when I'll get it.

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Comment #70 by CC_Corpsegrinder
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:15:08 PM
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Awesome Castlevania a day before my birthday. But $15 is still stupid

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Comment #71 by Nekro Neko
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:18:13 PM
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Hydro Thunder has me interested, but not for 1200msp. Also, wasn't Symphony of the night 800? Why is this one 1200?

I have plenty to get playing anyway right now so I can wait. Let the idiots be fleeced of their money first.

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Comment #72 by Magespower
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:53:48 PM
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Limbo should be worth the price..hopefully

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Comment #73 by DanteTheDutch
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:31:21 PM
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Loved Hydro Thunder on dreamcast but think i'll wait till it's 800 msp insetad of the 1200. Today i'm gonna buy the 2nd monkey island aracde game.

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Comment #74 by KillerBEA
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:44:08 PM
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ummmmm no thanks, I was interested in some of these games but not for that price

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Comment #75 by BLOMBOMB
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:57:03 PM
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looks pricey, but limbo looks like one amazing game. I badly want Hydro also but will wait for dotw

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Comment #76 by KNIGHTOFSERA
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:02:52 AM
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@#3 are you kidding, they all are shit?

at least 3 of them are going to be good..limbo, castlevania, and lara croft

so im probably going to get those and then 1 more and get the other free (essentially)

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Comment #77 by davhuit
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:09:45 AM
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Same as most people, I'm interested in some of the games (Tomb Raider Castlevania) but I find 1200MS for those games a bit expensive, so I'll wait and buy them when they'll be down to 800MS.

I think one of the only things I would buy for 1200MS would be the DreamCast ports (because some of those games can give a lot of hours of play).

1600MS, for me, are only worthy for "big contents", like GTA IV Add-ons.

400MS, in my opinion, should only be old/little games (like the old Arcade/Genesis ports), and 800MS for most of the new games.

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Comment #78 by Jaskier
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:30:41 AM
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What about Shank? Is it not on the list because it's coming out in September? Or is it because it'll cost less (although I greatly doubt that)?

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Comment #79 by Beechbone
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 01:10:58 AM
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I'm getting Limbo for sure and will think about Castlevania and Tomb Ra... I mean Lara Croft if I'll like the trial versions. 1200 on all the titles is a bit expensive.

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Comment #80 by AgentSephiroth417
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 01:17:05 AM
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Limbo, Castlevania, and prolly monday night combat

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Comment #81 by S q u e e t l e
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 01:23:09 AM
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Limbo will be a first day buy for me. I just hope it will not be as bad as Lucidity ended up to be. Anybody have some news about Fez? I'm not sure if it will be an XBLA title or an Indie release only. I live in Belgium and don't have access to Indie games...(ffs)

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Comment #82 by Piccolo549
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 01:28:56 AM
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Not really a buy 4 get one free since they give you 1200 points back, forcing you to spend it on something else on the marketplace that money doesn't go back in your pocket. Damn marketing schemes.

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Comment #83 by Didi Mau
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 01:31:11 AM
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Really glad Limbo is the first one to be released, because that's the only one I really care about haha. As much as I love Symphony of the Night the new Castlevania's trailer really didn't impress me at all, that can wait until a deal comes along.

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Comment #84 by J eVeRy DaY 514
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 01:32:41 AM
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for 1200 each i'll take a pass. there aren't too many arcade games that've been worth that to me

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Comment #85 by BLAAARGH
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 01:48:07 AM
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What's up with Shank, Deathspank, Comic Jumper not being in the Summer of Arcade lineup? That's just wierd.

I think Limbo is the only thing in the actual SoA lineup I'm interested in.

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Comment #86 by Muscle Blade
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 02:02:28 AM
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I will probably buy them all so a refund is nice.

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Comment #87 by ApochWeiss
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 02:14:55 AM
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I'll wind up buying 'em all but fuck, 1,200MSP each?! ugh, at least I'd get a rebate for that at some point. Castlevania and Limbo are absolute must haves.

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Comment #88 by Wicelow
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 02:15:38 AM
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No Lara before nearly the end of august... I'm really sad now T_T

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Comment #89 by xxsandstormxx
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 02:33:18 AM
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hell yeah cant wait for these games gonna buy them all i want my Free MSP Baby Yes!! Gamerscore FTW!! trying to reach 150000 only at 113000 best Games Ever

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Comment #90 by ApochWeiss
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 02:35:48 AM
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Anyone else feel like if we shell out 1200 MSP per game the achievement score should be upped to 300 pts? (400 MSP per 100 achievement points available)

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Comment #91 by Mr. Strahovski
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 03:12:18 AM
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Wow 1200 a piece. If they are awesome it isn't that big of a deal. I figured Limbo & the Lara Croft game would be that much and Castlevania is probably worth the money anyway. The other two I'm not so sure about. I am planning on picking up Limbo and Castlevania, but I'm not buying all the games like I did last year just to get the "free" points. Although last year's line-up was a lot stronger with Shadow Complex, Trials HD, 'Splosion Man, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and TMNT: Turtles in Time, but that's just my opinion.

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Comment #92 by RuYi
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 03:37:25 AM
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Limbo seems pretty interesting, Castlevania is always fun, though I've never played it on the 360 before.

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Comment #93 by MCDime2
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 03:47:24 AM
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I wanted a few of these but now ill wait for a price drop coz 1200 is too much for EACH of those, coulda thrown in 1 or 2 800's

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Comment #94 by MoldyClay87
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 03:55:42 AM
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$15 is too much. I want Limbo, maybe Castlevania (I am still not sure what HoD even is other than 4 player with DS characters+Alucard) and potentially Lara Croft, but $5 back for spending $45? I dunno.

If I get $45 I care to blow, then maybe, but until then, that's a bit too pricey.

Luckily, I have until the end of August to decide if I am gonna go for it or not.

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Comment #95 by NawtyCawty
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 04:11:14 AM
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1200 msp is a lot for a game that is obviously just too shit to be released on retail. Especially for a Castlevania game they are ancient lol. But I will still probably get Tomb Raider.

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Comment #96 by KyleStewart84
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 05:27:28 AM
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about time for them to mention them. Im just glad to see them coming out but crazy prices.

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Comment #97 by JoeyLYCAN!
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 06:27:24 AM
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Castlevania and Lara Croft are definite buys for me! I've never heard of any other games.

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Comment #98 by General Boredom
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 07:19:24 AM
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@95 Castlevania games ancient? On consoles maybe, but they've thriving on the GBA and DS for nearly a decade, and for the most part they've all been excellent. HoD is bascially a culmination of those games, featuring characters from all of them, and I can't wait.

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Comment #99 by Icefist1
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 07:34:03 AM
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Ill pay that price for castlevania....I mean IGA said that the better the game does sales wise the more dlc he'll bring out...more characters...more its castlevania nuff said

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Comment #100 by Silverace010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 07:51:15 AM
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There is nothing intersting in this 2010 summer of arcade. Not like the past year, every games was excellent! But this year, it's bad, too bad!!

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Comment #101 by GR4V1G0R3
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 08:32:37 AM
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nothing really of interest to me unfortunately

but, anybody who says [DD] PC games are $10, erm... lies, they are at least $20 [guessing here, i'm english] and stay that way until they are in deals

and as for the people that say there is less gameplay in XBLA titles than retail ones, lol, also lies
it's not that the arcade games are shit, most games are shit, what pisses me off is when they remove games from the marketplace saying they are streamlining it
bollocks, it's not selling well, and they couldnt be arsed to upgrade the storefront to hold much more than 250 games [new game added each week and the game count has hardly changed since i got a 360 in Jan] it's not a hosting issue, as they are all still there, but the software won't show them for some reason

all i want now is SSHD:TSE, and some money to buy MI2:SE
donations to:- [j/k obviously]

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Comment #102 by KRS
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 08:36:12 AM
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Hmmm...I defo want Hydro Thunder and am intrigued by Limbo (looked really cool in action at PAX). Castlevania...that seems more like a $10 release, but it will be tempting. Will demo that one at least. Not really interested in Mon Night Combat or Tomb Raider (already have a couple of retail TRs that I have not put much time into).

Certainly not as cut and dry as last year, but if I am already two or three titles deep, might as well get the lot...

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Comment #103 by I SaMsTeR I
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 10:46:21 AM
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I agree 1200msp is too much, but then again if people are willing to pay that much for 5 maps in package, then I don't see why MS shouldn't do this. It seems people like to bitch over something that they knew was going to empty their wallets.

Only games I'm interested in are games that have been promised to be out before the summer.

1. Battleblock Theater
2. Yu Gi Oh
3. Quake
4. Sonic the Hedgehog 4
5. Sonic Adventure
6. Bomberman Live: Battlefest

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Comment #104 by B Rock3232
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 10:53:33 AM
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That really sucks. I wanted to get Hydro thunder first day but not for 15 bucks. I will wait until it goes on sell for 800 mp.

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Comment #105 by Sgt Scyther
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 11:48:43 AM
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I was kind of interested in Lara Croft but with these prices I might just get Limbo, the game I want the most of all, or just wait for them to become part of the Deal of the Week.

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Comment #106 by mind4spirit
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:37:29 PM
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Limbo it is, was totally expecting an 800 point price tag, but noooo

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Comment #107 by MachineHero
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 01:20:41 PM
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I kind of want all 5 but little torn on Hydro Thunder but damn, 15 bucks each? And where's Comic Jumper? Or Scott Pilgrim? Shank? Dust: Elysian Tail?

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Comment #108 by _Nosferatu_
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 01:26:32 PM
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I will get Limbo and Lara Croft the day they are released, can´t wait!!!

Not sure about the rest yet.

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Comment #109 by ChocoDK
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 03:09:00 PM
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These will all go on sale during the Winter and then a year from now even cheaper so no point in buying any now. I am not interested in any of these titles anyways so I will just pass and 1200MSP is to steep IMO for an arcade game.

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Comment #110 by Dr Popodopolus
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 04:39:50 PM
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#107 Don't worry if you are unsure on one game... it's buy 4 get one free lol so as long as you are only unsure of one game then you are fine! :)

But that's essentially 5 arcade games for the price of one retail game in the UK. No thank you! Will invest in something like Medal of Honor, New Vegas or Black Ops.

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Comment #111 by Raven19
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 05:48:07 PM
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People whine about a $15 game being 3-4 hours long yet forget that a lot of $60 games are that long too. Seriously people...

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Comment #112 by Shadow Assa5in
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 10:39:43 PM
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remember when games were 800msp? seems like they want more money

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Comment #113 by E rock327
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 11:16:21 PM
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woooow not good.i have a feeling none of these games are worth 1200 of my points

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Comment #114 by Gilganomics
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 11:23:40 PM
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Yes, let's roll over and let someone else make all of the decisions regarding our source of entertainment, our opinion doesn't matter, our buying power is non-existent (sarcasm).

Summer of Arcade feels weak this year, especially when you consider the number of good, excluded titles releasing around the same time (Shank, DeathSpank, Comic Jumper, etc.)

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Comment #115 by DanteTheDutch
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 11:42:31 PM
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Somebody already know whem crazy taxi will be out on xbox live aracde? Want that one but not sure about the new soundtrack though. Game doesn't feel the same without the offspring soundtrack.

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Comment #116 by FlimFlam
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 02:35:30 AM
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Fools! Anyone who has dismissed Limbo without even knowing what it is needs shooting. It will be one of the games of the year, mark my words.

Castlevania is also on my list of must haves... I haven't bought an arcade game for ages and I am holding fire my retail purchases until Halo: Reach, so I look forward to a few of these to tide me over.

Great line up MS, keep it up. Maybe have a reconsider on the pricing mind...

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Comment #117 by FFFreak1129
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 05:44:03 AM
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There are 3 that I'm looking forward to. Limbo, Castlevania and Lara Croft. I'm definately getting Castlevania day 1. I'll most likely get the other two when they go on sale.

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Comment #118 by SUTCLIFF 286
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 06:56:30 AM
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Its nice that a few people are waiting for DOTW because that will get them reduced quicker!

Limbo & Hydro Thunder look good but probably wouldn't play them for very long - Modern arcade games are good but generally loose their appeal quickly

The only games that are worth 1200msp are Trials & BF1943
All good things come to those who wait... After burner = 400msp! yey!

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Comment #119 by BuryTheMinish
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 08:40:55 AM
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Only interested in Limbo and Monday Night Combat, so the price doesn't bother me.

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Comment #120 by samjustsam
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 06:50:32 PM
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poor summer of arcade line-up imo. the only one im interested in is the castlevania game. but im gonna play the trial first before even thinking of forking over 15 bucks for it.

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Comment #121 by francisrossi
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 06:57:13 PM
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Not heard of Monday Night Combat, but the others all interest me. Not at 1200 each though...

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Comment #122 by WheezySparkz
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 08:42:25 PM
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I'm pretty sure that they're not shitty games. I want Monday Night Combat, Hydro Thunder, and Limbo but I don't really wanna pay 1200 so I'll havta to see how good of review scores they get.

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Comment #123 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 01:35:59 PM
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Price doesn't matter to me as Lara's new adventure, Limbo, and Castlevania looks awesome. Limbo looking to be the best.

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Comment #124 by KiErAn 555
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 04:33:44 PM
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Lara croft GOL and limbo look awesome.

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Comment #125 by flashpointblank
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 05:46:27 PM
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essentially you will need $75 worth of MSP to get all these games. You will then get a refund of $15(1200 MSP) if you purchase all 5. You could also get a $5(400 MSP) refund if you buy any 3. Are these stacked?? like if i buy all 5 will I essentially get $20(1600 MSP) back? i'm assuming so because it says "additionally"... Its decent deal for somebody who is interested in all of them like myself.

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Comment #126 by KTfreak4Jesus
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 12:55:54 PM
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WOW that is like 4,800 points to buy all of those. guess i'll just buy COD4 Modern warfare instead which is like 3,400 points. much more understandable.

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Comment #127 by II REVS II
Thursday, July 22, 2010 @ 10:03:24 AM
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looking forward to castlevania , the screens look sick

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Comment #128 by Chief 340
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 04:50:52 PM
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I'd really like to get Limbo and Hydro Thunder, but 1200 points is a little too expensive.

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