A fairly hefty bundle has been announced for all major retailers.
Reports show it's Canada only ATM. Will keep you posted.
Wow, Microsoft's not playing any games. This is good, very good. Sony drops price. MS adds in mega bundle. Gamers WIN.
I'd just get the $199 bundle if I didn't already own a 360. Still good nonetheless if you're into Alan Wake or those other games in Canada. Edit: Must've said something that somehow pissed off some hardcore enthusiasts here. Edit2: From what I checked, this is only in Canada at the moment. Lol @ below though.
I'm sure similar deals will spread to other regions if this is only Canada, dude. Maybe they're just testing the waters there. Off topic... (well, slightly on topic)... Anyone heard anything about a Halo:Wars sequel? I know the guys who made it disbanded, but has it been picked up elsewhere? I loved Halo:Wars.. I thihnk it was the online co op that kept me playing so much. Teaming up with a buddy against legendary AI lead to epic battles every time! EDIT: x
I can't lie. This bundle is awesome. If you haven't played the 360 before and were always curious, this is the bundle to get with some of the 360's top offerings. We need to see more bundles like this that offer some gaming value.
I'd rather have Halo 3 than Forza, but I'd rather have anything over Halo Wars, such a crap RTS, it's unbelievable, especially when you think that it came from the devs of Age of Empires.
I'm split here. On one hand you're getting a lot of content for a decent price, but on the other hand, the games being offered are either mediocre (Fable III and Halo Wars) or will be irrelevant shortly (Gears 2 and Halo 3). I have to think that you can probably find most of if not all of these titles in a bargain bin somewhere. My guess is that most folks would probably prefer a $50 discount rather than a bunch of outdated games.
Guess I am headed up to Kingston this weekend to pick up a new Xbox, only about a 2 hour drive (if I follow the speed limit) from where I am. Nice.
Seriously? How can a game be irrevelant if you haven't played it yet. A great game can be 2 years old and still provide great entertainment value if you haven't played it yet.
It works, but IMO they should have put in some newer games.
for the most part, they chose wisely. If there was anything I would change is halo 3 for forza 3. That way you have several different genres covered. FPS: Gears 2 RPG: Fable 2 RTS: Halo Wars ACT/ADV: Alan Wake RACING: Forza 3 Trading out Halo 3 is just one idea. It could have been Gears 2 but either way they should have included a racing game.
Gears 2 is not an FPS, man.
I realized that afterwards...but you get what i mean. Removing one shooter and putting a racing game in would have been good. Be it a TPS or FPS the premise is still the same. Variety is good and with that selection you have two shooters, and an rts and two action adv/rpg's. I classify fable as an rpg but it could be an action rpg as well. Alan wake...not sure. It is survival but not so much horror which is why I classified it as an action adventure. I guess the bulk of the disagrees was for calling gears an fps. That I stand corrected. For those who never tried it, alan wake is a great game. I really hope more dlc chapters come out or a whole new sequel (if that is possible).
Dang MS, you trying to kill the competition or something?
fanboys dont win and they also game.
Only problem is they give you 4GB of storage, and codes to download 21GB worth of games. Not such a great deal when you have to spend another $100 on a HDD to actually play them. Edit: I see Best Buy has the 250GB model with this deal. Not so with all retailers. I found out about it in my morning flyers today and places like Future Shop are advertising the 4GB model. Maybe its a misprint. That being said, those games are all worth $15-$20 now, so it's not a super great deal. I'd rather have $50 off the console price, and purchase retail games I want.
As always, we should always pause and think about these deals before buying. About the last paragraph, though, with 5 games in the bundle they would not be more than $4 each to get total of $20. I'm not familiar with Xbox's marketplace prices (digial download), but I can see that Gears 2 still costs $29.99 a copy at Amazon.ca, and Alan Wake is at $49.99... For those who want a brand new replacement Xbox or just jumping in to the platform, this sounds like a good deal (like me, I play on PC most of the time and then PS3). Anyway, I voted to agree on your post, for the first part.
In the words of Kevin Butler...BOOM!
And ladies...THIS IS WHY COMPETITION IS GOOD FOR ALL CONSUMERS. This is why crying and whining that "your" console should win, and the other "console" should die off is INSANE. When competition is strong on all fronts, consumers win. Prices drop. Quality rises. Competition drives everything. Damn I love when these companies fight it out over price drops...then all this happens. Good times. Have one console manufacturer only and we all will get the shaft and you will see no progress.
About time some common sense! Well said death2smoochie!!! I don't take sides, I take advantage :) I got x360 slim, the original PS3 60gb and a mighty PC and love the competition! :D
@ Death2smoochie Yeah what you say is totally correct! But then again, without the two sides fighting, it wouldn't really be as "Exciting" or a "Motive" to innovate now wouldn't it? I don't know if you understand what I mean. Sure the fanboyism gets ridiculous from time to time but it helps thrive the competition! :D So in way, we sorta need the ignorance of the Fanboys lol.
PS3 is king xbox is lame gears is the stupidest thing ive ever heard of
100% exactomundo! why the Hell would anyone be unhappy whit that? this is a great way to have when you buy a game console, or any game console system for that matter, where the Company offer's 5 of their Games free for the system at purchase. If you don't have the system than this is a great purchase. Hell even if you already have one, this is still a great pur chase because your getting good games to go along with the system, though if you already have the games it would be good to give them out as christmas present to some one that has an xbox360 but may not have the game's that come with the bundle.
I thought this was Canada only bundle? Maybe it was a test bed for other regions...
It is Canada only as far as I know.
Wow thats a lot of great games, I planned to buy a matte 250GB soon, good move MS
that's just fantastic! those are the best titles you can get for the console this gen
Wow, 5 games with one system purchase. And not just the dumb Lego games either.
LOL PS3 sales have rebounded worldwide? Maybe some context(spike) The $250 Wallmart Kinect bundle will sell more IMO. There's a hell of a lot more non gamer casuals and defecting Wii owners.
Its an ok deal, not nearly as good as the PS3 price drop. You get to download 5 games which yes are quality titles but a bundle with actual copies of the games would be better. I also notice it's a bundle with the "shiny" 250gb model. Must be clearing out stock before the 250gb matte finish hit the market this fall. Alan Wake, my 2nd favorite game this generation after Red Dead Redemption, too bad it didn't do better.
What I dont get is why doesnt MS already have the game installed into the system - I have very slow internet and it took me about a day to download Alan Wake.
Because it has to tie the downloads to a gamertag. Otherwise you probably wouldn't get those games back if you sold your Xbox or if it broke down.
i may actually get a new 360 with this bundle.
If you don't have a 360, this is an awesome bundle to pick up. Alan Wake was brilliant, Gears 2 is a load of fun, Halo Wars was an impressive RTS, Fable 3 was a really fun and relaxing WRPG, and Halo 3 is a classic shooter from the early end of this gen. If Sony released the equivelant on thier platform (heavy rain, uncharted 2, etc) I would be very inclined to snatch one up.
I knew this was going to be out for more then just Canada. It's well over $100 worth or free games. It's the perfect bundle for people wanting to just now get into gaming on the Xbox 360. I must say Microsoft did a great job picking the games as well! No matter what type of game you like, they offer you something. Gears 2 - Third Person Shooter Halo 3 - First Person Shooter Alan Wake - Action/Suspense Fable 3 - RPG Halo Wars - RTS It don't get much better then that lineup. So today we have confirmed a $299 Xbox 360s with 5 games bundle and the 4 gig Xbox/Kinect bundle is only $249. I so see them dropping Kinect to $99 and probably before Thanksgiving we'll see the Xbox 360 at $250. Microsoft clearly wanting to repeat last years holiday success.
this means there is a price cut coming soon of at least $50. I knew MS was going to respond to sonys price cut.
Nice deal if you're a first-time Xbox 360 buyer in Canada. Again, Canada only.
competition is the best thing EVER!!!
Badass. It's time for me to upgrade from my launch 360 that sounds like a chainsaw. At least the smaller 360s are quieter by a long shot. I don't even own any of the bundled games. At least I'll have a reason to try GeOW2.
Dude, I dont want to call you a liar, but... 1. You say you've had a X360 since launch? Thats hard to believe by itself, but ok. 2. You've had an XB since launch but dont own any of those games? Like I said, I dont want to be rude and call names, but if I was playing LA Noir, I'd be hitting Doubt right now. Anyway, enjoy if you get a new one, and sorry if I sound like an arse.
No, I am truthful. I mostly play CoD games on my 360. I also own Eternal Sonata, Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts, Forza III, Fable II, GTA IV, RDR, and Oblivion. I have not played an Halo game besides the first, and I play Gears on PC. I refuse to buy Gears 2 on an inferior machine, with the exception of this bundle. The reason why I own Oblivion on 360 because at the time I wasn't a PC gamer. My launch 360 got new thermal paste applied. The ceramic-based thermal paste applied at the factory is one of the primary causes of RRoD. This is probably why my launch 360 still works. A computer tech expert could explain the importance of thermal paste and its wonders. EDIT: Disagrees not from me
Ahh, the old thermal paste huh? That explains alot. Your Xbox has had some work done on it, thats why its still kicking. Yeah, dont mind the disagrees. I get them whenever I talk about Xbox, regardless of what I say. Even if I said Xbox had a front loading disc tray I'd get disagrees.
Great bundle. The only problem is if youre not a first time buyer you would probably have all those games. Still a great bundle for first timers. I think this is aimed at PS3 owners who only own one console.
I've had a 360 since '07. I don't own Alan Wake, Forza 3, Fable 3, or Gears 2. I've played a bit of all of them but never owned any. I wish Alan Wake was replaced with something better.
I'm the exact same. Although I've seen most of these game, I actually haven't played most of them despite having a X360. I am especially interest in Alan Wake seeing I never gave it much attention. (I was actually looking to get this used today, it's still $35 @ gamestop in canada!!)
Alan Wake was really disappointing and I kept playing the game till the end thinking it would pick up but the repetitive never stopped. Way to waste resources Remedy. Edit: For what its worth the story telling part of it was brilliant but I play game to have fun and not to read a novel.
Alan Wake is my second favorite game this genration, right behind Red Dead Redemption.
Stop making over-generalizations. Some 360 owners may have only purchased a 360 for the CoD series for all you or I know.
Or Fifa / Madden.
Hence the word "probably"
What does that still translate to? "Probably have ALL of those games" There's 50 mil+ 360's sold worldwide and around 11-12 million copies of Halo 3 sold, which happens to be the highest selling game out of that bunch. Even when you combine all physical copies of those 5 games sold to 360's sold you get a ratio of 1:2. Remember, that's when pooling ALL of the games together. Remind me how you could deduce a "probably" out of what I've just stated.
You know what they say about assuming... According to your original statement Bathyj the 55+ million existing owners of the 360 "PROBABLY" own all 5 of these games in the bundle. Logic dictates otherwise because only 20 percent of the Xbox 360 user install base even owns Halo 3 and an even smaller percentage owns any of the other games in this bundle. But nice attempt to downplay anything positive about the 360. Typical behavior for you on this site and others. For the record I only own Halo 3 and Gears 2 out of the 5 games in this bundle. So I guess I "PROBABLY" don't agree with your statement.
no i think its for a side by side comparison between PS3 and 360. to a first time buyer/new gamer, 5 games for $50 more than the PS3 is a sick deal. it would be enticing if i was a new gamer at least, or a great gift for a parent of a new college student
Wonder what is going to crop up during Black Friday, that is when I'm getting my electronics.
This bundle sounds good for a first time buyer like me. The only game I was interested in was Alan Wake and with all those bonus games this might actually make me consider getting a 360.
alan wake was solid. getting a xbox just for it? ehhhhh i enjoyed it but hey those extra games will defiantly tie you over till the holiday
I find just Alan Wake to be worth it, but that's one of my fav. games this gen.
Alan Wake is my 2nd favorite this generation right behind Red Dead Redemption:)
Personally, Alan Wake is my personal GOTY of '10, right behind RDR (although I haven't played SMG 2 yet).
Damn 30 gigs will take a while to download. Smart on their part because they don't have to waste more $$ on dvds.
To even download the games won't you have to have Xbox Live? Those sneaky bastard$!!! LOL
well more so havin the internet is the more important part, u can use a free silver acct 2 download stuff.
Great bundle is great.
so close, yet so far.
If I had enough money, I would definitely plop it down on this. Good job Sony and MS.
That is one sexy bundle
How much $200?
So basically, if you buy this bundle, you will get all of Xbox 360's exclusive titles at once. Nice.
In the words of EpicMealTime, "That's fucking smart!"
WOOHOOO, Canada is awesome! used 2 live in the states (Virginia) for about 3 years, then moved 2 canada! ps i think we wont save money by having them downloaded cuz u hav 2 pay the internet bill, and 30gb of dwnloading IS ALOT!
I gotta say for a die hard Loyal Sony fan I'm tempted. I've never had an Xbox and never experienced any of their exclusives. This might be the right time to take the plunge, it seems like a well rounded overall experience for a first timer. I'll always prefer Sony though I just feel it's geared better for the older gamer.