Lumines about to get cheaper?

It looks like Microsoft may well act upon the rather ridiculous pricing scheme for Lumines Live!, as Xbox.com forum member Dj LoneStar fired off an email to Xbox Customer support, and got some interesting news back.

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beans6476d ago

Well that's good news because 1200 points is to much! Another thing they need to fix is the price structure for points! If a game costs 400 points then I want to buy 400 points worth and not 500! I love Xboxlive arcade but still feel burned from the original Xbox because I had just purchased all the games on arcade and when I switched my gamer tag to my 360 anyone would of thought that MS would have given you credit for a games you already purchased!

TheMART6476d ago

Beans, I don't think they'll lower the 1200 points. I think that is a fair price. Around 13 Euro's. Lumines on PSP version cost you more.

What's not fair, is having to pay 600 points extra for something over and over again after that. Or at least, it's almost covered costs. I think MS will do something about that. Have it for free or something like that and give credit back to people that already bought that package.

kmis876476d ago

I thought the problem was that they sold a "full version" for 1200 points, but then people found out it would take 1800 more points to get the other versions out there, making the full version, not so full afterall. Are they going to implement a refund system for people who felt shafted? And 3000 MS points is about how much Lumines 2 costs, and almost twice as expensive as the original Lumines for the psp, btw.

TheMART6476d ago

So where is the 3.000 points taken from? As far as I know it's

1200 points to get the full version

600 points for extra skins etc.

and to be released a pack for some extra gameplay modes etc. also 600 points. That's about 2400 points to me.

Is Lumines for PSP costing you around 15 dollars/euro's? Could be I don't know the prices.

Don't forget, although the price is high when all packages are bought, for 1200 points so about 13 Euro's/dollars you get Lumines, but in HD resolution, 5.1 sound and that you won't get on the PSP. So in my vision it has more value.

I hope they'll just include all the stuff that has been split up for 2 x 600 points in the standard 1200 points first download!

kmis876476d ago (Edited 6476d ago )

"For those just tuning in, Lumines Live has been released on Xbox Live, but there's a catch. For 1200 MS points (that's $15 in old money), you receive 12 skins for the the basic version of the game, multiplayer, time attack mode, and samplers of VS CPU, Mission and Puzzle modes. Many of those who purchased the game (self included) were outraged by what was marketed as the "full version" of Q Entertainment's puzzler. Ultimately, it appears the full version of the game (Artist Pack notwithstanding) will cost gamers 3000 MS Points ($37.50), more than the cost of any retail version of Lumines."

That's the quote from the article I read about how the "full version" was looked at negatively by people who bought it, expecting to get the full game. I have no doubts that Microsoft will fix this somehow, if only by changing the name to somthing other than full version. Where I'm at Lumines costs $20, and Lumines 2 costs $40. I just don't think arcade games on consoles should go that high is all. You can disagree with me if you like, but I guess we all see different value in different places. Maybe I'm just not a big enough Lumines fan.

Islandkiwi6476d ago

If it says full version, I expect the entire game. I don't mind if they charge for extras, but don't let me buy it, only to find out that five levels later I need to add more cash.

That's misleading. Apparently MS has some rule regarding limitations on game size and cost, but this would be remedied if people had known that the full version was, in fact, an extended demo.

kmis876476d ago

Yeah, all they really need to do is make the content you're purchasing more clear. Making it cheaper wouldn't hurt either.

The Milkman6475d ago (Edited 6475d ago )

I myself dont like how the MS point system is set up at the moment. Instead of buying MS points why cant we just purchase the item right then and there by just clicking buy. This whole point system is just taking stuff a hard way and realy making things look more expensive than it realy is. If the PSP cost more than that, actually then we are getting a good deal but the big numbers in the MS points mentally changes things.


Ranking The Coldest, Most Ruthless Protagonists In Gaming

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Armyofdarkness8h ago

Ah, fond memories of strangling all the people in their hotel rooms in Hitman 1

bunt-custardly6h ago

Lara Croft, Nathan Drake etc, cos they pretend to be the good guys but are mass murderers that show no remorse.


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MaximusPrime_4d ago

I remember good old years of RRoD

purple1014d ago

Not to mention, #scratchgate

And also taking your hard drive to your mates in a backpack, only to get there and find “Error 80072EF3 data is corrupted”

Great one. LAN party Night ruined.

darthv724d ago (Edited 4d ago )

Dont know about the hard drive one, but if you were doing a LAN party then you'd take the whole system... not just the hard drive. As for scratched discs, yeah that was an issue for all of those optical drive based systems. I had ps1 and ps2 scratch discs, same with dreamcast, saturn and 3do. Come to find out that you really shouldnt be moving the systems while the discs are spinning... go figure.

One system i never had that problem with was the og xbox, only because it was built like a tank and weighed just as much.

purple1014d ago

you take the hard drive when there are already multiple xboxs there, but you want your account, ie your level 32 on halo, but your mates only level 12, and you intend to go online at some point, etc.

360 scratched disks even without moving the console, laser alignment was off.

shinoff21833d ago

Darth those scratching disc issues weren't just from moving the console, it was an issue while just sitting still as well

Einhander19723d ago (Edited 3d ago )


Yes CD get scratched, but the 360 issue was that the disk drive spindle put the disk back onto the tray before it stopped spinning. That was not the case with PS1 or PS2.

The 360 had an actual problem caused by the hardware itself. The disks would get circular scratches from the disk spinning on top of the tray.

And I own plenty of PS1 and PS2 games and none of them have that type of scratches. Where as the 360 games I own all have this exact type of scratch.

This isn't even really a debatable thing, it went to up to the supreme court. Who didn't rule on the case and sent it back to the lower court where Microsoft settled instead of having to face a class action and admit that the 360 had yet another major flaw.

S2Killinit3d ago

I had disc scratch issue with xbox, even without moving it, but not with other consoles. With xbox if you moved your console, it was game over for your disc as far as I remember. You could hear it.

VariantAEC3h ago

Should've used a memory card... wait you could migrate your account to the memory cards like on Wii, right? PS2 only allowed wifi information to be saved and PS3 wouldn't allow migration of such data at all (at least before PSN was well established, after that you could set up an alternate user on a friends PS3 and migrate data by logging into your PSN).

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Reaper22_3d ago

True. Still spanked the ps3 though.


shinoff21832d ago

It didn't though in the end Ms stopped supporting it halfway through and ps3 ended up with better games. Last of us over everything released that gen, alone.

Far as sales ps3 was also on top of the 360

darthv724d ago (Edited 4d ago )

Great system marred with poor design choices in its early life. From the first redesign on though... it was nearly flawless. and the games hold up remarkably well still to this day.

Kinect would be the only late in life blemish, but one that 'thankfully' didnt last for too long. Its a really cool piece of camera tech... just not that great for games.

purple1014d ago

I actually thought Kinect was good, they could have tried harder with it and found some success,

the only problem was them including it bumping up the price, they could have had a bundle with it included and another without, but they only had the one bundle, so people felt forced into it.

Kurisu3d ago

Will the 360 games still be available to buy on Series X|S, or is that going as well?