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Submitted by SpaceSquirrel 1280d ago | news

Konami offering free games to Xbox 360 owners of Silent Hill HD Collection

Konami Digital Entertainment is currently offering disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 version of Silent Hill HD Collection a free select game (which includes titles from multiple platforms) following yesterday’s patch cancellation announcement. Find out how you can get your free game in addition to a list of eligible titles. (Silent Hill HD Collection, Xbox 360)

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Belking  +   1280d ago
darthv72  +   1279d ago
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ShinMaster  +   1279d ago
If you watched all of Microsoft's recent E3 conferences, it makes sense. lololol
elmaton98  +   1279d ago
I don't know why these people release games that ain't good instead of releasing one that'll give them a ton of money(mgs1 anyone)
VanillaBear  +   1280d ago
I thought the PS3 game was more broken then the 360s :|

Feels like it anyway
smashman98  +   1280d ago
they released a patch for ps3 the 360 patch isnt coming
knowyourstuff  +   1280d ago
The 360 version had a few smaller problems, but the PS3 version had a few more. Also, Microsoft charges a ton of money to publishers just to do one patch, and you can only do one patch per game, that's Microsoft's stupid rule that got Gabe Newell so mad at them with Portal 2, thus he embraced the freedom of patches with PS3, as they could be as big in size and as numerous as the dev wanted, and they didn't get charged up the ass for it either.
Disccordia  +   1280d ago
One patch per game? Definitely not true. But it costs 30,000 dollars at least on the 360 which sure seems a bit steep to me. Maybe devs should finish their games before releasing though!
Thecraft1989  +   1279d ago
Disccordia to put patch up on XBL you have have to go through the certification process again, this is the huge cost being spoken about.
hkgamer  +   1279d ago
Devs should try to finish their games before releasing, but most of the time publishers are pushing the devs to rush the game. Patching is a way to help quicken the process as well as using consumers to help fix problems. I undertstand that some games are actually too buggy to play and should have never been released in that form but western developers have been able to release games quickly because of this.
japanese developers seem to be behind on the whole patch the game after release and seems to take so bloody long to release a game with minimal bugs. How many years have people been waiting for games like versusXIII or last guardian? it's been on PS3 exclusives of the year list for every year since the release of the PS3.
palaeomerus  +   1279d ago
"Also, Microsoft charges a ton of money to publishers just to do one patch"

So you figure that a one time $40K cost to patch is somehow cheaper than giving any 360 purchaser of SH-HDC who asks a free game? I kind of doubt that.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1280d ago
Why is kratos in that picture? With hair?
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adorie  +   1280d ago
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Godmars290  +   1280d ago
Better if they put out a game that worked right in the first place.

Also hear that they're still selling the broken collection.

That's a Silent Hill character. from the Room I think.
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2pacalypsenow  +   1280d ago
almost impossible to make a game without flaws with publisher deadlines and such
Jazz4108  +   1279d ago
Ps3 only charges 29999 per patch
Skate-AK  +   1280d ago
Good. I suggest people pick up Castlevania Lords of Shadow. You can get the LE for free!
KingOfArcadia  +   1279d ago
That's what I'm aiming for... or the MGS HD Collection, I heard that one was quite good. Does anybody know if this is actually true however? I've been checking a lot of forums, and it seems some people are getting the free game love and others are being stonewalled. I've emailed them, but haven't heard back yet.
AcesHigh291  +   1280d ago
Who on Earth saves their receipt?
DanielBryan  +   1280d ago
Smart people :)
SovereignSnaKe  +   1280d ago
-I got mine right out of my order history on AmazoNNNN!:D
Knight_Crawler  +   1280d ago
Whats your problem with receipts dude? Last I checked they never bother no one.
Wintersun616  +   1280d ago
Actually I'm pretty sure my stack of receipts are stalking me. O_o
HellzAssassin  +   1280d ago
Actually, I put my receipt for every game purchase in the instruction manual.
WildArmed  +   1280d ago
hahahah excatly what I do!
oldfriend86  +   1280d ago
Heh, good idea. I should start doing that.

I've just had them spilling over in a drawer along with the clothes receipts.
KingOfArcadia  +   1279d ago
That's the best way. I do the same thing for every game I buy, otherwise I'd lose the damn things.
Axecution  +   1279d ago
I do something sort of similar. I put them behind the cover art between the case. >.> Just in case one day, i wanna look at all my receipts and see how much money i spent.
Not like ill ever do that, but still lol
oldfriend86  +   1280d ago
I do. It's very smart to keep receipts.

New games: incase you find a better deal/find a cool bundle deal; depends on the return policy regarding time period and not opening game.

Gifts: incase friend or family member has the game already.

Used games: Basically Gamestop and still having time to take it back. Last time I ever bought a used game was for Left 4 Dead 2 used, and it had a big scratch on the disc. Without the receipt, I'd be out $20 or so. Giving up Gamestop three or so years ago, it's been Amazon and Steam for me. Best Buy black friday online deals are good too.
LOL_WUT  +   1280d ago
Man if only every publisher/developer was like this.
0pie  +   1280d ago
i wonder how many cocksucker will buy a xbox version of the game just to have a free game now.
Arsenic13  +   1280d ago
"Before August 8th" Too late.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1280d ago
"what does this free mean? this is sorcery!" - xbox gamer.
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ScubaSteve1  +   1280d ago
i notice you can choose silent hill 2 for xbox
oldfriend86  +   1280d ago
Whoa, I was expecting some downloadable game. But most of the Metal Gear games, Castlevania LoS... That's unbelieveable. Am I looking at the right list? I didn't think the 360 version was all that broken from what I heard, it was many the PS3 owners (me).

That's very generous of them.
FredEffinChopin  +   1279d ago
It's not generous, they're making amends for a broken game that they can't fix. It's damage control.
jc48573  +   1280d ago
this a warning to all of you 360 owners. The ps3 version of SH HD is still broken even after the latest patch, so stop assuming is better than the 360 version.
banjadude  +   1279d ago
uh... what?
Everyone knows the PS3 version is God-awful, with or without any patches (even the latest one).
jc48573  +   1279d ago
well, we have ps3 users here trying to get people to buy the ps3 version. I'm not going to let these guys have more people fall under the trap.
banjadude  +   1279d ago
Ahh, I see what you mean.
Actually, as soon as I heard about the faulty news, I held off buying it for the PS3. I mean, it makes sense, if something is majorly faulty, why bother getting it?
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1280d ago
"We are not fixing your broken game but please take one of these much older NOT broken ones" :l
ChunkyLover53  +   1280d ago
Well I haven't finished the HD collection on Xbox 360 yet, but I haven't run into any issues thus far, looking forward to getting free stuff got a game that I've had no issues with though.
KillerPwned  +   1279d ago
Wow that is a great list of games to choose from!
lorcraven  +   1279d ago
Not used to companies treating customers with respect, probably my fault for buying games from Capcom.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1279d ago
LOL, how stupid are they? Wouldn't it have just been easier to find a way to fix it? That's like every game they've made for the past 5 years. Even if I felt like I didn't need the patch I would still take a free game
FaSCoRP  +   1279d ago
it is good that you can change it for Downpour. Another great game from the series
simonrope  +   1279d ago
Why the fuck would I still have my receipt? Fuck off Konami.
Chevalier  +   1279d ago
Holy crap, that list has Suikoden 3 on the ps2 on it. That's a pretty rare game that still starts at like $60 for sealed copies on Ebay.

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