You may have heard of a certain xbla game being 1800 points, well here is some alternative for your thrills. Kind of puts it in perspective, no buying of points either. If the 1800 points thing is true (thats £15) THEN HERE are 10 games from various sources that are cheaper, that kind of put it all into perspective :
1) Timeshift .... £9.50 The Game Collection http://www.thegamecollection.net
2) Stuntman Ignition .... £6.99 The Game Collection
3) Forza 2 and Viva Pinata combo .... £9.99 The Game Collection
4) Bioshock ... £11.99 Zavvi http://www.zavvi.co.uk/BioShock/798990/p.jsf
5) Mass Effect £10 at Argos
6) lost odyssey £13.99
7) Crackdown £10.99 Powerplaydirect.com8)
Eternal Sonata £8.99 Woolworths
9) Tomb Raider Legend £4.99 at http://www.game.co.uk
10) Beautiful Katamari £12.99 at http://www.game.co.uk
I could list more, since all games here 2 months old have been slashed hard. Its hard to buy a xbla title for 1800 points (£15) when most 3+ month old games here slashed to below £15 and sometimes £10 (picked up Dark Sector for £14 new). OH yeah, halo 3 was £10.99 as well somewhere.
Maybe it has something to do with Gas (as in heating and cooking gas) has gone up 35% in a single day here.
Of course i'm happy if the 1800 points thing is actually an error and its actually 800 points.