Submitted by Elven6 1781d ago | news

Microsoft Selling Age of Empires III Complete Collection For $0.10

That Gaming Site writes: "Microsoft is selling the Age of Empires III Collection for 10 Microsoft Points ($0.10) through the Games for Windows Live Marketplace as a Daily Deal promotion." (Age of Empires III: Complete Collection, PC)

deserteaglexix  +   1781d ago
Great deal! Thanks!
callahan09  +   1781d ago
I bought it and I downloaded it and now I'm trying to install it, and it got to ~40% and then asked for an activation key. Ok, fine, so I go to my Games for Windows Live Marketplace to retrieve the key, I click "View Game Keys", it says "No Keys Assigned" and I can't activate the game.

What a bunch of crap.

Now I have to contact Microsoft technical support or something. So inconvenient. I didn't even really want to play the game but I figured for 10 cents I might as well get it.
MUNKYPOO  +   1780d ago
callahan- I'm also having the same problem
Beefstew4u  +   1780d ago
Same problem here...
HolyOrangeCows  +   1780d ago
Happy "Free 10 cents for Microsoft" Day, everyone!
thrasherv3  +   1780d ago
You're not kidding...
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ELite_Ghost  +   1780d ago
anyone else have no cd keys?

is this a MS scam?

they better fix it I didn't spend 10 cents for nothing!!!

(don't disagree till u have bought it or search on google)
Beefstew4u  +   1780d ago
Same problem. I might call tech support and see if they can sort this out.

This just in from the tech support forums:

Due to the overwhelming success of the Age of Empires III sale, we have temporarily run out of keys to unlock the game. You can still buy the game at this amazing price and you will get/see a key in the next week. When new keys are added to the system you will be auto-assigned a key, there is no need to call support or take any other action from your end. We will post here on the forums when the keys are available and the next time you click 'View Game Keys' for the game you should be assigned one.

Thank you for your patience and we hope you enjoy the game.
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ELite_Ghost  +   1780d ago
ok let me know if u find a solution!
callahan09  +   1780d ago
Thanks for the update Beefstew! I was just about to contact Tech support myself (didn't get around to it when the problem first popped up for me). You saved me some trouble. I'll just try again in the middle of the week or next weekend.
Raendom  +   1781d ago
Really, amazing deal.
Beefstew4u  +   1780d ago
Totally! I was thinking about getting this when I saw that it was $40, but now I can get it almost for free =D!
SmokexFFx  +   1781d ago
Those bastards always trying to make a profit!
awiseman  +   1781d ago
no comment
SmokexFFx  +   1781d ago
It's sarcasm, I was taking the role of a PS3 fanboy.

Also your "no comment" was a comment, so when you said you had no comment you were acctualy lying because the very act of you saying "no comment" is in acctuality a....alright I'll shut-up now.
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dragon82  +   1780d ago
What the hell does this have to do with PS3 fanboys?? Comments like that make you sound just as bad.
Elven6  +   1781d ago
Speaking of which, I wonder if it'll pay off for them though, the point is largely to get people interested in the service and other deals. Hard to tell how many will stick around.

But at ten cents they'll likely have to sell quite a few to make up for bandwidth and such, if they even could.
JsonHenry  +   1781d ago
I bought it, but it has a long way to go to catch up with steam.
Rush  +   1781d ago
Yeah the service is crappy to be honest, I bought the game but the windows live market place app is awfully basic but at least it's functional.
You Noob  +   1781d ago

Microsoft made a good deal??

Damn, i should look out of my window, SNOOOWING!
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mrv321  +   1781d ago
That Joke works best when it's not on the internet, you could be on an Artic research station, or on top of a Mountain.
evrfighter  +   1781d ago
i thought he was in minnesota ....

hate that place and wish I never have to see it again

back on topic.

M$ is trying to get GFWL installed on more pc's. There's nothing wrong with that. It works. At least they'll see that cheap games = more customers.
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Johnny Jiron  +   1781d ago

MN was iced last night. Was quite a sight seeing cars trying to drive on the roads. Was like watching bowling balls in the bumper lanes...
SuperKing  +   1781d ago
Did hell freeze over or something?
ELite_Ghost  +   1780d ago
no they ripped us off 10 cents, when you buy you don't get a cdkey
DeFFeR  +   1780d ago

Support forums have had that issue quoted and have a fix in the next few days.

They didn't expect as many people to buy the game as they did, and they ran out of CD Keys... get over it... you just bought a friggen FULL GAME PLUS 2 EXPANSIONS for ten cents...

This seems to be something that NO ONE would complain about (full game, 2 expansions for 10 cents) yet you find a way to be a little bitch about it. Sure, demand exceeded supply - just be thankful your purchase was fulfilled and not denied like it would have been in a brick and mortar.

such a baby.
ELite_Ghost  +   1780d ago
lol u mad bro?

i knew they were gonna fix the problem, when i said "they ripped us off 10 cents" lmfao, i REALLY didn't mean it...
lelo2play  +   1781d ago
WOW ... great deal.
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skip2mylou  +   1781d ago
deal is old its been going on since friday but never the less i got it good game
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tommyth3cat  +   1781d ago
I just bought it this morning, I never really got around to playong AoE3. I played the hell out of AoE2, and its nice to be back cuttin dat wood and foraging them bushes!
UltimateIdiot911  +   1781d ago
How many duplicates of this article do we need?
Elven6  +   1781d ago
As of submission, no approved articles were up and the N4G system never picked up any pendings/approveds.

There was a deleted one though but that was all it showed.
Donnyskillz  +   1781d ago
stop crying...
ylwzx3  +   1781d ago
The real reason is to try to get people to use GFWL.
Dorwrath  +   1781d ago
I presume as Age Of Empires Online is coming, this might be a good way to get people interested.
writersblock  +   1781d ago
Well, being the retards they are, they only accept the scam known as MS points

Ill pay you 10 cents, im not paying 10 dollars for 500 points Ill never use
Halochampian  +   1781d ago
I bought it last night using a credit card...

gave me the option of using my points or credit card.
Elven6  +   1781d ago
You can pay using Credit Cards or Microsoft Points.
GrilledCheeseBook  +   1781d ago
your knowledge of GFWL has failed you
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callahan09  +   1781d ago
You're thinking of Xbox Live. Xbox Live is a humongous scam. All of the same capabilities are available via Games for Windows Live, from the same provider, for free. Xbox Live? Pay up.
callahan09  +   1781d ago
Disagree all you want, my comment is literally factual.
DeFFeR  +   1780d ago
He was talking about purchasing the game - not paying for XBL...
Checkmate  +   1781d ago
this is just what we need! companies competing for our hard earned money- pennies in this case :) in the end the gamers win! definitely buying this!
SilverSlug  +   1781d ago
Got it.

I have extra MS points because of the way you buy points, I'm forced into buying more than I need.
fasterthanu22  +   1781d ago
I hope you know you could've used your credit card and have been charged ~11 cents with tax, instead of paying 5 dollars for the minimum number of points. But just sayin. :)
dragon82  +   1780d ago
He meant he already had extra MS points due to the system the 360 uses. I am the same. I have had 160 points just sitting there for about 6 months so I just used 10 of them for this game.
GrilledCheeseBook  +   1781d ago
they've had some good sales all week
still they have a lot to do to improve the service to compete with Steam or even Impulse but progress is progress
gta2800  +   1781d ago
I had the original and I just got this so I can get the expansions. This time I wont use any cheats to get through them though times lol. Good thing I forgot the cheats!
Munky_VIII  +   1781d ago
Pretty awesome if you have left over MS points! 10 points for this.
callahan09  +   1781d ago
dougr  +   1781d ago
Thanks for the heads up. I have no clue what this game is, but it looks interesting, and for 10 cents I see no reason not to buy it.
Elven6  +   1781d ago
Age of Empires is an RTS in the vein of Warcraft, Command and Conquer, Halo Wars (made by the same dev), etc.

It's perhaps one of the few RTS franchises from the 90s that was able to remain relevant in a big way. Others either weren't supported much, are niche, or were over saturated with titles.
vhero  +   1781d ago
Bought with 10 spare MS points I had left on my old 360 account I cant use :). Well I had 100 but 10 points lighter now :p. The problem is one of my friends who got it hasn't been assigned a key with his download.
falviousuk  +   1780d ago
did you get a key with your download, i never got one either.
might delete it and try re downloading
UltimateSin  +   1780d ago
Can't go wrong with a 10 cent game.
Dsnyder  +   1780d ago
.10$? that is almost free!
thrasherv3  +   1780d ago
Wait, really!?
fasterthanu22  +   1780d ago
Has anyone played this, is it working? My download is only at 20% so I've got awhile to go.
Pumbli  +   1780d ago
This game was such a huge disappointment for me.

I grew up with RTSs such as Warcraft 1&2, C&C, Red Alert and (of course) Age of Empires 1&2.

AoE3 didn't feel like an AoE game to me at all. I simply went back to Age of Mythology after trying out AoE3 for a couple of hours.

Just my opinion, can't say I'd be a happy buyer so I'll stay away from this one.
Apocwhen  +   1780d ago
It's only 10 cents though. You can hardly go wrong.
Paradise Lost  +   1780d ago
Now if MS only had done this more often i could see myself move to gfwl.
spektical  +   1780d ago
are you effin serious? $.10 for the complete edition.
outwar6010  +   1780d ago
lol its great you can use your ms points too
Paradise Lost  +   1780d ago
had 150 points left to spare =P
UltimateSin  +   1780d ago
Just a note you may not get a Game Activation Key because of the sheer number of people who purchased the game. MS ran out of keys, but be patient you'll get one.
kasasensei  +   1780d ago
Damn! it doesn't work for me! Can't purchase it!
thrasherv3  +   1780d ago
Deal is over.
kasasensei  +   1780d ago
Oh crap... :(

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