Microsoft's Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale is live all week

By on July 2, 2013, 10:09 AM
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If you’re a fan of Steam’s annual summer games sale but just happen to be a console gamer instead, listen up. Microsoft’s Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale is here with a number of titles scheduled to be on sale this week. Different titles will be on sale at different times during the week so you’ll likely want to keep your eyes peeled if you see something in the list below that you want.

The menu consists of daily deals as well as titles that will be on sale through July 8. Those daily deals for today (July 2) include Assassin’s Creed 3 ($14.99), Borderlands 2 ($9.99), Far Cry 3 ($19.99) and Max Payne 3 ($9.99). All titles are On Demand, we’re told. Gamers are encouraged to check back tomorrow and each day through July 5 for more daily deals.

Games on sale through July 8 include Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway ($4.99), Far Cry Instincts Predator ($4.99), Crysis ($4.99), Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 ($4.99), WWE ’13 ($14.99), Mass Effect ($4.99), Prey ($2.99), Bulletstorm ($4.99), Perfect Dark Zero ($2.99), Dragon Age Origins ($4.99) and Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga ($4.99).

With some titles marked down as much as 85 percent off their regular price, now is as good a time as any to pick up some games you may have had your eye on. Games are available to all Xbox Live members. Let us know in the comments below if you plan to pick up any bargains this week.




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Guest said:

Basically, steam sale prices plus xbox comission.

amstech amstech, TechSpot Enthusiast, said:

Microsoft is continuing its recent trend of playing catchup and copying everyone else's ideas/concepts.

2 people like this | gamoniac said:

Microsoft is continuing its recent trend of playing catchup and copying everyone else's ideas/concepts.

This site has become a Microsoft trolling arena. Game sales has been available on Xbox Live for a while. The "ideas/concepts" of sales has also been around for a few thousand years.

wastedkill said:

So your telling me mass sales like steams have been on xbox live for a while... since when o.O? Also whats point when your not gonna be able to use em on your xbox one? Specially as its gonna be scarce user base for the xbox one due to 95% of all xbox fans going to playstation 4.

2 people like this | amstech amstech, TechSpot Enthusiast, said:

This site has become a Microsoft trolling arena. Game sales has been available on Xbox Live for a while. The "ideas/concepts" of sales has also been around for a few thousand years.

I've been using live for years, I have scrolled thorugh every game on Live and bought old classics from Banjo Kazooie to newer games like the new Mortal Kombat. Thier "deals" were not deals, when they had AVP for $40, it was on steam for $10. When they dropped GTA4 to $30, it was $5 on steam. Only recently have they had "deals" worth looking at.

Thier prices have always been terrible compared to anywhere else (Amazon, Steam etc) and they have never ran specials worth a damn.

1 person liked this | gamoniac said:

This site has become a Microsoft trolling arena. Game sales has been available on Xbox Live for a while. The "ideas/concepts" of sales has also been around for a few thousand years.

I've been using live for years, I have scrolled thorugh every game on Live and bought old classics from Banjo Kazooie to newer games like the new Mortal Kombat. Thier "deals" were not deals, when they had AVP for $40, it was on steam for $10. When they dropped GTA4 to $30, it was $5 on steam. Only recently have they had "deals" worth looking at.

Thier prices have always been terrible compared to anywhere else (Amazon, Steam etc) and they have never ran specials worth a damn.

GameStop continues to sell boxed games at higher prices, too. Different medium/contracts/sellers means different prices. It is natural. Of course, who wouldn't want lower prices? I just don't see the need to troll when prices are going down. Hey, if prices can come down even more on Steam or PS3 now, even better.

The whole idea that putting games on sale is copying someone's concept is just absurd.

danhodge danhodge said:

This site has become a Microsoft trolling arena. Game sales has been available on Xbox Live for a while. The "ideas/concepts" of sales has also been around for a few thousand years.

I've been using live for years, I have scrolled thorugh every game on Live and bought old classics from Banjo Kazooie to newer games like the new Mortal Kombat. Thier "deals" were not deals, when they had AVP for $40, it was on steam for $10. When they dropped GTA4 to $30, it was $5 on steam. Only recently have they had "deals" worth looking at.

Thier prices have always been terrible compared to anywhere else (Amazon, Steam etc) and they have never ran specials worth a damn.

His point was that its a bit dumb to say they are copying others, since its a pricing strategy that pretty much every business, big or small, has used. Including them.

Its their transition into a more digital market. Don't start bitching about them copying other businesses, because in this case its well within their rights, and take advantage of it if you have an Xbox.

Guest said:

I know that he said M$ were copying everyone else, but I think he just meant that once again M$ stubborn in their ways of dropping prices, doing anything nice for their customer base, finally decides to fall in line with everyone else.

But as the other fella said, why buy them for the 360, when you may not be able to play them on the xbone.

It should be mandatory for some kind of backwards compatibility IMO that when we move to the next console we can bring our catalogue of games of which we spent our hard earned cash on, along with us. Especially when they want some BS law that you can not sell your games second hand. But then steams digital accounts and games are not allowed to be resold. And Sony, were Aholes, when they said the backwards compatibility on the PS3 needed removing from the device, and Im sure I read something about security holes as an excuse, like with the linux removal.

All they wanted to do, was to make sure you had to rebuy your ps1 and ps2 classics from their digital store. Steam at least take small amounts of money off me in sales by comparison to console dvds and digital downloads.

And xbone preorders apparently went into overload when M$ backpedalled once more saying they wouldnt do the things people were hating on so much. But Sony and M$ will say whatever they want until you buy the console, because in the small print of their TOS which you wont read any of anyways, it will say, this update removes everything you like, adds everything you hate, and you have too much money invested in our system now for you to whine like little girls.

amstech amstech, TechSpot Enthusiast, said:

His point was that its a bit dumb to say they are copying others, since its a pricing strategy that pretty much every business, big or small, has used. Including them..

It's really dumb to say they have been doing this (being competitive) for years, they haven't. They didn't give a crap about competition. These online deals (that are actually deals and rival that of Steam, for example) from live are new.

Its their transition into a more digital market. Don't start bitching about them copying other businesses,

Transition? :lol: They have been in the digital market for several years now with multiple devices/features available on both PC and console.

danhodge danhodge said:

It's really dumb to say they have been doing this (being competitive) for years, they haven't. They didn't give a crap about competition. These online deals (that are actually deals and rival that of Steam, for example) from live are new.

Transition? :lol: They have been in the digital market for several years now with multiple devices/features available on both PC and console.

It would be, but you misquote him. He said they 'have been doing game sales for a while'. He didn't say major game sales, that made them competitive, did he?

Microsoft have, yes. The 360 however still relies on the sale of actual disks for the point of sale with a game (DLC excluded). This is most likely their way of getting people into digital sales, to have the domination over their platform that Steam has over PC gaming (which is a lot more control than letting stores make all the sales).

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

I might pick up Forza Horizon, or some other stuff. For $10-15, why not.

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

It's really dumb to say they have been doing this (being competitive) for years, they haven't. They didn't give a crap about competition. These online deals (that are actually deals and rival that of Steam, for example) from live are new.

Transition? :lol: They have been in the digital market for several years now with multiple devices/features available on both PC and console.

It would be, but you misquote him. He said they 'have been doing game sales for a while'. He didn't say major game sales, that made them competitive, did he?

Microsoft have, yes. The 360 however still relies on the sale of actual disks for the point of sale with a game (DLC excluded). This is most likely their way of getting people into digital sales, to have the domination over their platform that Steam has over PC gaming (which is a lot more control than letting stores make all the sales).

He's wrong and you're wrong. Just stop. Microsoft hasn't done these kind of digital sales before, he said they did. There was no other implication; MS has had XBL since 2002. He proved him wrong, he swallows the pride, learns from it and moves on.

This change in the XBL marketplace was clearly fueled by the vastly better value found in PS+, the known Steam Summer Sales and Amazon, which unsuspected XBL subscribers are starting to notice more and more, as the XB1 fiasco has been used as a marketing device by competitors and fanboys alike to shed light on their respective services.

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