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    Talking XBOX Live Arcade games for sale at Amazon.com

    I for one think this is a great idea. Codes are sent to customers after purchase, and can even be gifted to others! They have a lot of games up already, but not all.

    http://tinyurl.com/cm9x3n

    Note, they already have Galaga Legions on sale that isn't on sale on the XBLA Marketplace. It's 800pts online, only $4.97 on Amazon. If they keep this up, Amazon may be getting a lot of my money!

    Discuss what you think of this alternative to buying online games.

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    Awesome, if the prices stay low I might finally buy something on the Arcade.

    About Galaga Legions, what is the best scrolling shooter on XBox Arcade? The free Aegis Wing felt terrible to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicnstu View Post
    About Galaga Legions, what is the best scrolling shooter on XBox Arcade? The free Aegis Wing felt terrible to me.
    Ikargua is my favorite XBLA shooter. Omega 5 and Triggerheart Exelica are good too. I haven't played R-Type Dimensions yet but that looks like it could be worth buying if Amazon ever cuts the price (1200pts).
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    I also didn't realize you can buy Live points from Amazon. That's a good idea, as for some crazy reason I've never understood, I pay tax on points when I buy them online through MS.

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    And the codes are useless outside the US, of course.
    Sigh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaar View Post
    And the codes are useless outside the US, of course.
    Sigh.

    You could make a silver US account and download them with that account. Then you can play them with your Canadian account.
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    Woo hoo! I've been wanting to pick up legions...that makes it worthwhile Hmmm....turns out that other stuff is the right price though... 800 points is $10, and Bionic Commando and 1942 are $10 on Amazon and 800 points on Live. Still gonna grab Legions though.
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    It would be nice for more competitive sales on the stuff. I'll consider picking up galaga legions and other titles if they have more sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norkusa View Post
    Ikargua is my favorite XBLA shooter. Omega 5 and Triggerheart Exelica are good too. I haven't played R-Type Dimensions yet but that looks like it could be worth buying if Amazon ever cuts the price (1200pts).
    I loved the Triggerheart demo so it's nice to know the full game is good, maybe I'll get that eventually.

    I played Ikaruga on GC too much but I'll check out the demo of R-Type and Omega 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s1lence View Post
    You could make a silver US account and download them with that account. Then you can play them with your Canadian account.
    I don't believe you could, actually. They'd be on your hard drive, but because you're logged in with a different account, it should see them as trials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgdgagdae View Post
    I don't believe you could, actually. They'd be on your hard drive, but because you're logged in with a different account, it should see them as trials.
    Can someone confirm either way?

    How on Earth can Amazon sell these cheaper than their XBLA price? I don't get it.

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    Once you buy them they are tied to the XBOX ID in the machine itself so any profile on that machine can play them. They are also tied to the gamertag so you could play them on a different 360 anytime that gamertag is signed in. Also as a side note once a year you can change the xbox all of your DLC is tied to in case you upgrade, one breaks, etc. So in short, the title will be tied to both the 360 and the gamertag when downloaded, where any profile on that specific 360 can play the full game, and any 360 with that profile signed in as well.

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    The Galaga Legions sale was just yesterday, apparently. Today, I downloaded Doom for 2.97.

    Geometry wars is available for $5.00 now: http://www.amazon.com/Geometry-Wars-...75321&sr=1-101


    Pac-Man CE for $4.97:
    http://www.amazon.com/Pac-Man-C-E-On...79949&sr=1-104
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt-El View Post
    The Galaga Legions sale was just yesterday, apparently. Today, I downloaded Doom for 2.97.

    Geometry wars is available for $5.00 now: http://www.amazon.com/Geometry-Wars-...75321&sr=1-101


    Pac-Man CE for $4.97:
    http://www.amazon.com/Pac-Man-C-E-On...79949&sr=1-104
    There is a ton of games on sale. Check the thread in my sig for all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandAmChandler View Post
    There is a ton of games on sale. Check the thread in my sig for all of them.

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    Ton? I see 3, and i'd not tell anyone to buy Undertow, even getting it free from MS was too much.

    Though now i'm grumpy that I didn't get Galaga Legions for 4.97 since the sale lasted just the few days. I snooze I lose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaStu View Post
    Ton? I see 3, and i'd not tell anyone to buy Undertow, even getting it free from MS was too much.

    Though now i'm grumpy that I didn't get Galaga Legions for 4.97 since the sale lasted just the few days. I snooze I lose.
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    I picked up Doom... for... some reason? Not sure why. Is the online still bumping, like how it is with most old Arcade titles? Will I find someone if I leave my xbox on for a week and let it sniff out a contender?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponyone View Post
    I picked up Doom... for... some reason? Not sure why. Is the online still bumping, like how it is with most old Arcade titles? Will I find someone if I leave my xbox on for a week and let it sniff out a contender?
    Online was dead until this deal went live yesterday. Now the servers are packed with people trying to get their achievements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponyone View Post
    I picked up Doom... for... some reason? Not sure why. Is the online still bumping, like how it is with most old Arcade titles? Will I find someone if I leave my xbox on for a week and let it sniff out a contender?
    Doom online is garbage anyways. Play it for the 15 minutes to get your 2 achievements and 100 kills and never go back. Its best that way.
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