BC Deals with Gold for the Week of October 17th, 2017

Welp, I have not started a new game yet.  I’ve opted to play a whole bunch of Ziggurat and Pinball FX3.  Ziggurat, I collected 50 deaths as well as 5,000 kills and working on basically unlocking everything which is a lot harder than it sounds.  Meanwhile, in Pinball FX3, I’m screwing around mostly but actually did manage to get a perfect 15 stars in the one ball challenge on the Paranormal table in only my second try.  I got it up to almost 18 million before I just let it drain.  Maybe one of these days I can actually “master” a table.

Anyway, the deals today are pretty lack luster.  They are titles that we have seen a million times before and the savings are boring at best.  Plus, looks like Mr. Nelson decided to do his table a bit weird this week, so as a result mine is going to look weird too.  Mebee, we get something like Midnight Club or Max Payne to go BC.  We shall see.  Enjoy.

EDIT (10 AM): It seems that Mr. Nelson also forgot Fallout 3 and New Vegas deals, see below:

Child of Eden, Goat Simulator & KOF: Sky Stage added to Backwards Compatibility!!!

I guess after last week where they made me super happy (Fable Anniversary), they can then make me kinda disapointed.  Goat Simulator is arguably one of the stupidest games on the planet.  There I said it, I’ve actually argued with a eight or nine year old kid about that I was semi-related to.  Anyway, at least KOF: Sky Stage looks like a nice shooter if they ever come off the $10 tag for a sale or something.  Enjoy (everything except the Goat).

Update: BC Deals with Gold for the Week of October 10th, 2017

Welp, some sales have been picked up now for the Xbox 360, and there is some BC stuff mostly in the form of Cabela’s and Mass Effect 2/3 DLC.  Nothing too exciting but if you have been itching for more Mass Effect, then here you go.  Enjoy.

BC Deals with Gold for the Week of October 10th, 2017

Welp, I did it.  I finished Valkyria Revolution.  100% and all that jazz.  According to TruAchievements, I was the 50th person to do so.  Well on that site anyway, I’m sure there were others who never bother with that site.  But it’s done, and that’s that.  I did not start any new games this week, but I did go back to an old favorite, Ziggurat.  And guess what?  I finally beat all 5 floors.  After 30 freaking tries, I finally beat it.  I promptly died the next 10 tries (I was screwing around honestly)…but I made it happen.  Also got some of the other achievements too.  I’ll probably keep playing it until I reach a couple of milestones (5,000 kills, 50 deaths) and then put it down for another six months.  It’s a perfect palette cleanser.

I would love to bring you some 360 sales this week, but there isn’t any. Just Xbox One sales at this current point in time.  If I was going to recommend any Xbox One sales, I’d probably say Divinity and Dangerous Golf.  Dangerous Golf I’ve spoke of before, but it got a lot better with patches and is worth playing start to finish.  I stuck with it through all of the floating obstacles, stuck balls and graphic collision and came out loving it once it came together.  Now people who buy it can just enjoy what the game has become rather than how it got there.  Anyway, I’ll update this column once we get some 360 sales.  Enjoy your week.

Fable Anniversary and Fable II: Pub Games added to Backwards Compatibility!!

F’ing Finally.  That’s all I have to say.  Fable freaking Anniversary.  This has been on my top 5 for quite sometime.  Fable II will still be my favorite when it comes to this genre, but the first one does come pretty darn close.  Speaking of Fable II, Pub Games is a nice little companion piece.  It was originally distributed with pre-orders of the game (which is where i picked it up) but is worth playing if you never messed with Fable II before.  Besides it gives you goodies that you can use in the main game (always useful).  Anyway, it’s a great day and Anniversary might just be cracked open this weekend.  Enjoy.

BC Deals with Gold for the Week of October 3rd, 2017

Welp, I finally got the alchemic weapons achievement in Valkyria Revolution.  All 12 freaking characters maxed out.  Now on to the two last achievements, secondary weapons maxed out and spending 300,000 at the shops.  I currently have a smidgen over 200,000 from doing all of these missions.  I figure I’m about 10-15k from getting the secondary weapons and at max, about 50k away from having enough to spend at the shops.  This game does not put you down the path towards spending a lot at the shops but I figure that to this point I’ve spent close to 50k.  And for those doing the math, yes when I get done with secondary weapons, I will not be saving the game, just letting the achievement pop and reload my previous save so I can keep my money.  No way in heck I’m grinding double the amount I need.

In a semi-BC related moment…the remasters of the first 2 Batman 360 games or what is known as Return to Arkham for the X1 and PS4 are $19.99 for a physical copy this week at Best Buy.  Amazon might price match, but no guarantee.  I have my copy reserved at one BB here.  Unlike a lot of remasters, this one is supposedly quite worth it.  Anyway, we got sales. This week we got a lot of Lego and a lot of Bioshock & Borderlands.  That pretty much sums it up.  As far as things I might be interested in, on the X1 side, I’m looking at Lego SW: Force Awakens which is $7.50 for the deluxe, $5 for the vanilla and then on 360 side, I am tempted by the Borderlands 2 Season Pass since I have the game in digital and mess with it all the time (but I’ll probably just save my money for a physical copy of the Triple Pack).  We’ll see, just maybe we’ll get some new Lego games in BC this week.  Enjoy.

 

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare & Sonic Adventure added to Backwards Compatibility!!

Another day, another Call of Duty added to backwards compatibility.  I’m sure the Call of Duty people are happy…oh wait…this just in, they wanted Modern Warfare 2.  (This just in, I don’t care.)  And wait for it, wait for it.  We have a Tekken Tag Tournament 2 special!!  Cue the siren, Paulie.  Yes, Advanced Warfare is on sale this week at…$19.99.  $19.99??  WTF is it normally?  $49.99…*facepalm*  Alright, kill the siren Paulie.

Sonic Adventure is the more interesting of the two to me because of the DLC which consists of a DX upgrade at a mere $2.49.  The upgrade also gave 60 new levels and allowed you to play with a new character too.  That’s about as good as cheap DLC will get.  I would advise waiting for Sonic Adventure to get a sale (normally $4.99 but I have seen it for $2.49) and then grab that and the DLC in one bite.  But that’s it for this week, we’ll see what happens in October.  Enjoy.

Games with Gold for Month of October 2017

Well, I had a feeling this would be announced this week, but it comes across as a minor disappointment. Gone Home is a good and easy freebie as far as that goes.  And I’ll download Rayman 3 (because it’s a game I like playing but would never pay for)…but that’s about it.  Medal of Honor games put me to sleep (much like Call of Duty) and Turing Test or Portal like games give me actual physical headaches.  No, I mean really.  They last 2 or 3 hours, no thank you.  A 3 hour real headache is not worth an easy completion.  Enjoy.

Xbox One

  • Gone Home (October 1st-31st)
  • The Turing Test (October 16th – November 15th)

 

Xbox 360

  • Rayman 3 HD (October 1st-15th)
  • Medal of Honor: Airborne (October 16th-31st)

BC Deals with Gold for the Week of September 26th, 2017

Still grinding away on Valkyria Revolution.  At some point, you would think I be bored of it.  And you are right, the boredom is setting in.  I am however 7 of 12 (with two pretty close) done with the upgrading of everybody’s skill trees.  It also helps I have now made a pouch that gives me 25% more drops.  Though in all honesty, that 25% works out to more like 50% or more from what I’ve ran so far with and without it.  So, I should be able to finish that with any luck by next week.

Anyway, we have sales. This is a pretty good week and there are some interesting things to talk about even if you don’t like Call of Duty (those suckers are all over this thing) or Cabela’s.  In the non-BC department we have Deadfall Adventures and Painkiller Hell & Damnation both at 90% off which are giveaway levels.  But the question there would be…are either of these going to be made BC?  I’d venture to say probably not.  So only get them if you intend on playing on the 360.  Welp, have at it.  Remember we only have a couple of more days with the Indie Games.   You can read my article here if you need the info or advice on games to get.  Enjoy.

Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4 and Halo CE: Anniversary (disc only) added to Backwards Compatibility!!!!

Well, if you like Halo this is certainly the day for you. Basically, this is a big middle finger to the Master Chief Collection in my opinion (which I bought on digital for less than $10 and never played it).  To be frankly honest with you, some of my most memorable moments online were with Halo 3 (and I ran through the story campaign with a friend as well).  But I think I sold my steelbook a while back, I’ll have to check.  The CE: Anniversary looks probably the most enticing to me due to the old school feel.  I might even spring for the disc which should be around $10-$15 from what I’m seeing.  Last, don’t forget all of the FREE DLC for these games.  This was announced a while back, but many of you might have forgotten about it.  Enjoy!