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Which of this week’s Xbox Live Deals With Gold sale bargains should you pick up? – 2nd May 2017

Carlos writes "If you’re one of those who have found themselves reaching into their pockets for every exciting title to grace the Xbox One this year, then you may will feel unwilling to be shelling out any more of that hard-earned cash just yet.

But with each week bringing new deals to the Xbox faithful, it can be tough to avoid those bargains...so here’s our list of recommendations from the Xbox Live Deals With Gold and Spotlight sale for 2nd-8th May 2017, letting you know what you should be looking to pick up, and avoid, this week."

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OldGuyStillGaming2605d ago

I literally just bought MvC3 ultimate edition on Monday for $24.99
I hate myself right now

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The Worst Eighth-Gen Remasters

In an industry that grows increasingly reliant on remasters, few were worth complaining about, making the original versions preferable in most respects.

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ZeekQuattro1026d ago

Not sure what happened with FFCC. They really bungled it big time. It's a shame too.

FinalFantasyFanatic1025d ago

I really wanted to play that one too, but after the demo I was disinterested in buying it.

ZeekQuattro1024d ago

Glad Square really likes putting out demos. It can help you dodge a bullet. Lol

Rangerman12081026d ago

To this day, the Crystal Chronicles remaster still left me with a sour taste. I really wondered how Square reacted to the feedback.

porkChop1026d ago

I thought the Prototype games had terrible graphics even when they first came out. Pretty crazy that the remasters essentially got nothing in the way of visual upgrades. A resolution bump. Yay.

Christopher1026d ago

Let alone Activision kept those prices at release price for a year before they even thought to reduce them in a sale.

Petebloodyonion1025d ago (Edited 1025d ago )

To me, this topic is pretty easy to answer as I recall laughing at loud when Bethesda announced that PPL on consoles (Xbox1 and Ps4) would need to buy Skyrim Special edition and it would be free for existing pc Owner because it was basically the same game at max setting.
I often gave this answers to numerous ppl who where happy about paying 40$ for cheap remaster that would have been free on PC by saying everybody wins PC players gets the upgrade for free because they never paid in the past for quick fix that a mod of graphics card could do and Consoles players get to pay because they love paying and defend the practice of paying (like the numerous I have a VHS tape of the movie why don't they give me a free DVD version).

So for me, any crappy Remasters that deserve to be on this list are the ones that only give a frame boost and resolution boost for a full-price experience from the previous generation. Now ill exclude compilations like Batman, Uncharted Trilogy, Bioshock Trilogy, etc. because they were actually giving you more than 1 game so I'll count them as a collection instead of remasters Nor should I included games that have complete remade graphics or add new playable elements (Metro 2033 Redux, Quake, Gears of War Ultimate)

Since there are too many games ill give some example that comes to mind: Heavy Rain Remaster, The Last of US remaster, God of War 3 remasters, Burnout Paradise city Remaster, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition. Baja: Edge of Control HD, etc.

Again my main complaint here (has it was last gen) is that these kinds of remastering are now free (called performance patches now) but were sold at a premium price despite having almost no work to put in.

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Prototype 2 receives a HD Texture Pack, overhauling almost all of its textures

Andrea Gennaro has released a HD Texture Pack for Prototype 2 that improves the textures of all the three zones (Red, Green and Yellow) of the game.

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mrsolidsteel201445d ago

I can’t get it to work, I got the two HD packs and when I tried to run that Tex.exe nothing happens.

RaidenBlack1445d ago

Redo the steps.
Else ask the modder.

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Looking back to 2014 and Forza Motorsport 5 Racing GOTY Edition

Carlos writes - "When it was time for Forza 5 to rock on up to the track, we were just entering the third generation of Xbox consoles, and to show off all that extra horsepower that would come inside the Xbox One, they wanted a flagship title that could truly showcase just what miracles the next generation could perform. And what better title than Microsoft’s beloved racer!"

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mijayire1793d ago (Edited 1793d ago )

Such s supreme racing title. Hands down racing franchise of recent decades. Nothing has come close in quality or ratings.

bluefox7551793d ago

Not to mention the worst rated game in the series.

mijayire1793d ago

Apart from Forza 5. Talking about generally the Forza series has always been rated high. Perhaps Forza 5 was rushed for launch. Although made up again by Forza 6 and 7.

IRetrouk1793d ago

I liked the game well enough, it was a good starting point for the new gen and helped them build up to what motorsport 7 is now, the controversies wasnt with the numbers of cars or tracks though, it was more to do with the pc footage being passed off as xbox one, the downgrade from what they originally had shown caused more upset than the numbers.