Super Meat Boy (Xbox 360) 33% off at launch - 800 points / £6.80 @ XBLA Marketplace
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Super Meat Boy (Xbox 360) 33% off at launch - 800 points / £6.80 @ XBLA Marketplace

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Found 19th Oct 2010Made hot 25th Oct 2010
Super Meat Boy will be given a discount at launch, developer Team Meat has announced.

Available from tomorrow (Wednesday 20/10/10), the Xbox Live Arcade platformer was to be sold at 1200 Microsoft Points (£10.20).

However it will now be reduced by 33% to 800 Microsoft Points (£6.80) until November 21.

"We hope you guys appreciate this early Xmas gift," said the developer.

"Your positive comments, fan art, and donations when Edmund was in the hospital have been greatly appreciated. We are more than happy to give a little back."

Super Meat Boy will also be available on WiiWare and PC by the end of the year.

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Scoring 90+ on Metacritic so far. IGN and Eurogamer giving it 9/10.
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hmmm, never heard of this. mite give it a try.

cheers op

The Game is awesome, the guys making it are awesome too!...

You can play the Flash game this game is based on here:
newgrounds.com/por…241

The XBLA game has over 300 levels, plays much faster, and was built with a controller in mind

40+ minute gameplay video here
giantbomb.com/qui…87/

Technically speaking, I don't think they can advertise this as discounted, as it's never been on sale at the higher price. ;-)

Still great news, I was planning on picking this up anyway.

If this counts towards the 2400 points for 1600 offer, I'd probably do it. Any idea if it will or not?

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tinodz

The Game is awesome, the guys making it are awesome too!...You can play … The Game is awesome, the guys making it are awesome too!...You can play the Flash game this game is based on here:http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/463241



Excellent, I'd been looking for the original game on Newgrounds last week! For some reason I couldn't find it and I thought it'd been taken down. Cheers for posting the link, I'll be playing it tonight in preparation.

thelagmonster

If this counts towards the 2400 points for 1600 offer, I'd probably do … If this counts towards the 2400 points for 1600 offer, I'd probably do it. Any idea if it will or not?



Microsoft have said sale items do not count...still worthwhile though IMO of course

If you do spend enough to get the rebate, you could spend your 800MP on this

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heatlight

Technically speaking, I don't think they can advertise this as … Technically speaking, I don't think they can advertise this as discounted, as it's never been on sale at the higher price. ;-)Still great news, I was planning on picking this up anyway.



The price will be going back up to 1200, they brought its sale price forward so they weren't screwing the people who got the game upon its release

So, recently we have been talking to MS about eventual sales and the … So, recently we have been talking to MS about eventual sales and the future of Super Meat Boy, we wanted to be able to do something special for Xmas, but it felt like a sale only 2 months after launch would be a kinda **** thing to do to the fans who just bought it.After much brainstorming Tommy and I pitched the idea of possibly launching with a sale, a way to reward the fans for buying the game at launch. Now this to my knowledge isn't something that MS has ever done, but much like "teh Internets" we though we might as well approach the idea of a sale with the same innovative mind set. MS loved the idea and we finalized it last Friday.



Edited by: "flimflam" 19th Oct 2010

How does 800 points equate to £6.80? everywhere I look 800 points are £10.

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burns

How does 800 points equate to £6.80? everywhere I look 800 points are £10.



The prepaid 800 points cards usually are a rip off.

Direct from Microsoft (via xbox.com or the dashboard) 1000 points is £8.50, so 100 is 85p, therefore 0.85 x 8 = 6.80

Generally 2100 cards tend to be the best value as long as you're paying £17 or less.

The cheapest is if you buy points from this deal (2100 for £14.35), 800 points works out as £5.46.

hotukdeals.com/dea…829


Excellent thanks

flimflam

The prepaid 800 points cards usually are a rip off.Direct from Microsoft … The prepaid 800 points cards usually are a rip off.Direct from Microsoft (via xbox.com or the dashboard) 1000 points is £8.50, so 100 is 85p, therefore 0.85 x 8 = 6.80Generally 2100 cards tend to be the best value as long as you're paying £17 or less. The cheapest is if you buy points from this deal (2100 for £14.35), 800 points works out as £5.46.[url=http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/zavvi-xbox-live-2100-points-card-14/772829]http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/zavvi-xbox-live-2100-points-card-14/772829[/url]

It uses TMS as well to deliver free DLC

Free DLC

I wish we could have some clarity as to if at 800 points, this will qualify for the 800 point rebate. I say this because xbox DOTW reqiures a gold membership and checking via my silver account SMB still shows as 800 points. So technically its not a sale item?

omisnad

I wish we could have some clarity as to if at 800 points, this will … I wish we could have some clarity as to if at 800 points, this will qualify for the 800 point rebate. I say this because xbox DOTW reqiures a gold membership and checking via my silver account SMB still shows as 800 points. So technically its not a sale item?



I agree it's one of those grey areas and no fn clarity will be forthcoming from M$ / major nelson/ acey bongos etc as none of them have a clue

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omisnad

I wish we could have some clarity as to if at 800 points, this will … I wish we could have some clarity as to if at 800 points, this will qualify for the 800 point rebate. I say this because xbox DOTW reqiures a gold membership and checking via my silver account SMB still shows as 800 points. So technically its not a sale item?



On Twitter @XboxSupport confirmed it will count towards the 2400 target for your rebate.

They're pretty good for giving prompt answers when you tweet them.

yeah but if it's acey bongos he tells you the wrong answer usually :lol

Does this 800 points deal apply to Silver membership accounts aswell?

GQ Man

Does this 800 points deal apply to Silver membership accounts aswell?



yes

Looks like the ones wh o said DOTW/super meat boy dont count to the 2400 total have since retracted that.

Just ordered some points from here hotukdeals.com/dea…829

Should be with me by the time the 2400 deal runs out i hope...

Eldini

Looks like the ones wh o said DOTW/super meat boy dont count to the 2400 … Looks like the ones wh o said DOTW/super meat boy dont count to the 2400 total have since retracted that.Just ordered some points from here http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/zavvi-xbox-live-2100-points-card-14/772829Should be with me by the time the 2400 deal runs out i hope...



I wouldn't count on it, ordered Assassins Creed from Zavvi on the 18th October.. Still not been picked.

Somehow missed this being posted (but caught it being highlighted on Dealspwn).

Absolutely fantastic game - definitely well worth the 800 points.

Great level design, hundreds of levels, very funny cut scenes, and loads of stuff to unlock etc. – definitely the best buy I’ve made from xbla (beating Sonic 4, Limbo, Boom Boom Rocket, Perfect Dark, Peggle, and a wealth of other top games).


Edit - heat added, which has now qualified it as hot - hopefully a lot more people will see this now and take advantage of the price
Edited by: "Late" 25th Oct 2010

Firstly thanks to the OP for introducing me to a new game, the bad news is that I played the flash demo and to be frank I thought the game was absolute crap. Voted hot as it's a decent deal if for this game. My opinion that the game is crap does not make this a cold deal.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 25th Oct 2010

fishmaster

Firstly thanks to the OP for introducing me to a new game, the bad news … Firstly thanks to the OP for introducing me to a new game, the bad news is that I played the flash demo and to be frank I thought the game was absolute crap. Voted hot as it's a decent deal if for this game. My opinion that the game is crap does not make this a cold deal.



I didn't think much of the flash demo. Much better on the 360 with the controller. Will not appeal to all due to it being rock hard.
Edited by: "dan666" 25th Oct 2010

this game is the ****

Warning - do not play this game until they patch the save game bug ... this really is not a game you want to lose your save progress on !!!

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omisnad

Warning - do not play this game until they patch the save game bug ... … Warning - do not play this game until they patch the save game bug ... this really is not a game you want to lose your save progress on !!!



Bummer. When did it happen? I've not had a problem yet, up to chapter 5.

It seems there are quick fixes for it, and there's a patch/title update incoming. Developer's words:

The only major bug is of course the save bug, a bug that stops game … The only major bug is of course the save bug, a bug that stops game saving till your game is restarted. We realize how extremely annoying this bug is, and trust me when i say we are all in the same boat here when it comes to how heart broken we were when this poped up.Luckily this bug is rare, and can be avoided by simply exiting the game and coming back. So PLEASE, if youre doing some crazy hard levels, just do us a favor and pop in and out of the game from time to time so we can all sleep a bit easier at night :-) Deal?UPDATE: We believe the save bug is caused by replaying the level by pressing Y too quickly on the replay screen. To avoid the bug wait for the replay to finish or exit back to the map.Well incase you happened to not agree to this "Deal" i will say this.We are currently working on a title update that should be finished in the next few days, and hopefully will go up as soon as possible. This title update will fix all minor bugs as well as the save bug. on top of that it will include a "lost music track" that's quite amazing.. but more on the music later.To sweeten the deal, and also to attempt to make up for the minor annoyances I personally am working on an unannounced internets chapter to be released with the title update. this exclusive chapter called "I Meat Boy" will feature 20 amazingly challenging levels that will keep your attention for some time, but for those of you who are weak of heart we will also be releasing.- The Sewers of Dross (med dificulty) a 20 level chapter where you play as Gish.- Meat Boy Remix (med-hard) another 20 level chapter that remixes old favorites from the flash protype.all 3 chapters should be out before the end of the year, knocking the level total up to 400!http://supermeatboy.com/


Edited by: "flimflam" 25th Oct 2010

Played demo, was ok but 1200 is seriously over priced! There are much better games on iPhone for 59p. From a technical point of view this game is very basic.

This is gaming crack.

flimflam

UPDATE: We believe the save bug is caused by replaying the level by … UPDATE: We believe the save bug is caused by replaying the level by pressing Y too quickly on the replay screen. To avoid the bug wait for the replay to finish or exit back to the map.


Seems to be right, that. I've suffered from the bug repeatedly* but today, having read that on the developers' blog, I was careful not to quickly replay and it saved successfully after every level.



*Not a big problem, tbh, as (a) it seems to save after a boss battle, so if you notice it's stopped saving you can just replay whichever boss battle you find easiest to force a save, and (b) you can usually whiz through most of the levels you've lost by the glitch - the levels are much easier the second or third time through

I want to get this but am not connected to live anymore ;..(

Please come to ps3 at some point

Just a quick update ive just phoned MS support who confirmed that this game DOES NOT count towards the rebate offer.

omisnad

Just a quick update ive just phoned MS support who confirmed that this … Just a quick update ive just phoned MS support who confirmed that this game DOES NOT count towards the rebate offer.



This is confusing as xboxsupport & aceybongos (ms europe bloke) all say via their twitter that this & even dotw do count to it

Just a quick update ive just phoned MS support who confirmed that this game DOES NOT count towards the rebate offer.

good game - rather addictive

dpb_69

This is confusing as xboxsupport & aceybongos (ms europe bloke) all say … This is confusing as xboxsupport & aceybongos (ms europe bloke) all say via their twitter that this & even dotw do count to it



Yeah i know. But where ever you look its contracting views, even from within MS itself. Thats why i thought i better phone and see what CS said. The guy put me on hold for a good few minutes to verify, so i dont know what to think. Either way, you would think MajorNelson would say either way.
I bought the RDR dead uprising pack (1600 points) yesterday to make sure. But if SMB isnt included then i can see that being excluded too (since its a reduced sale package).
All i do know is that if they arnt included massive s*it is gonna hit the MS fan.

omisnad

Yeah i know. But where ever you look its contracting views, even from … Yeah i know. But where ever you look its contracting views, even from within MS itself. Thats why i thought i better phone and see what CS said. The guy put me on hold for a good few minutes to verify, so i dont know what to think. Either way, you would think MajorNelson would say either way.I bought the RDR dead uprising pack (1600 points) yesterday to make sure. But if SMB isnt included then i can see that being excluded too (since its a reduced sale package).All i do know is that if they arnt included massive s*it is gonna hit the MS fan.



If it is the case then so will the red dead as its a discounted pack to 1600 as all 3 bits of DLC would normally cost 2,400

It's a shambles M$ need to * any item that would not qualify
Edited by: "dontasciime" 27th Oct 2010

Amazing game! best game on live arcade even a trials hd beater and its not too disimilar to that game in a lot of ways

This is an amazing game with so much replay value.
Definitely one of my favourite Xbox games.

It's gaming crack!

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