Undertow to be free on XBLA next week

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deftangel
Since 6155 Days
http://gamerscoreblog.com/team/archive/2008/01/18/...

Good of them to make a gesture after the Live problems, can't say they affected me much and a decent choice of game (@ 800 pts). Of course that won't please everyone, especially if they already bought it.

A code to redeem 800 points would have been the optimal option but failing that, this isn't bad.
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LEBATO
Since 6409 Days
Never heard of it.
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NeoNemesis
NeoNemesis
Since 5999 Days
This is the unreal engine based one right?
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deftangel - Hot stuff!
deftangel
Since 6155 Days
Posted by NeoNemesis
This is the unreal engine based one right?
Yup
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 6287 Days
Cool. I'd rather they just release Ikaruga already though :P
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Sheps
Sheps
Since 6228 Days
............ That sucks, so this is the free game we are getting for live eff ups? What a load of rubbish..
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UFC 2009, Its going to be the best game ever.

fr0sty
fr0sty
Since 5738 Days
I was hoping (in a BIG way), that it would`ve been Rez-HD instead lol.
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Slabs
Slabs
Since 6317 Days
If you already own the game you can call customer services for the points I believe.
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NeoNemesis
NeoNemesis
Since 5999 Days
Posted by Sheps
............ That sucks, so this is the free game we are getting for live eff ups? What a load of rubbish..
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Wii60!

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jioann00
jioann00
Since 5619 Days
its nice of them to give us anything at all.

however. i played the trial version when the game was released and its a steaming pile of shit. so im going to treat myself to the hard drive space i'll be saving by not downloading it :D

why cant they just give us 'the next arcade game you download will be free' so then we can pick a game we will enjoy, which would please everyone. but im sure theres a tight fisted corperate reason why they chose not to
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ManThatYouFear
ManThatYouFear
Since 6230 Days
Sounds crap

would of rather had Goldeneye :D, can play it anyway no matter what it is back to eye of judgement i go ...
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FreeSwag
FreeSwag
Since 5511 Days
Posted by Sheps
............ That sucks, so this is the free game we are getting for live eff ups? What a load of rubbish..
Posted by jioann00
its nice of them to give us anything at all.

however. i played the trial version when the game was released and its a steaming pile of shit. so im going to treat myself to the hard drive space i'll be saving by not downloading it :D

why cant they just give us 'the next arcade game you download will be free' so then we can pick a game we will enjoy, which would please everyone. but im sure theres a tight fisted corperate reason why they chose not to
I don't get the negativity, Undertow kicks ass. It is easily one of the best XBLA titles released - ever, and the 16-player mode is better than some premium titles. My only regret is that had I known I could have gotten it for free, I'd have waited. As it stands, I'll have to make the call to customer service to get the credit back on the game next week. But even when it was not free, I've enjoyed the hell out of Undertow since it's been out.

Microsoft has given away one of the best XBLA titles out there, and all people want to do is complain.
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Sheps
Sheps
Since 6228 Days
Posted by FreeSwag
Microsoft has given away one of the best XBLA titles out there, and all people want to do is complain.
All a matter of opinion, you seem to be the only person in this thread that thinks its one of the best XBLA titles out there...... uhh ok, anyway, like everyone else was saying, they should have given us 800 points to do with as we wish, but obviously this is some sort of publicity scheme for the makers of Undertow.
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FreeSwag
FreeSwag
Since 5511 Days
I went and did a little digging. Low and behold, myself and the thousands of other people who play this game online often aren't the only ones who like the game. The critics agree with us too. Undertow rocks, and is easily one of the best XBLA titles ever released. And as free gifts from Microsoft go, they could have just given out Joust or Robotron or Rootbeer Tapper (again) and called it a day. But instead, they hand out one of the best games on the service. Definitely not a free gift to underestimate by any means.

http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbox360/...
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unfettered
unfettered
Since 6275 Days
I'm gonna have to agree with Free on this one.

Like most people here, I played the demo and did not really like the game all that much. So I didn't buy it. Over the holidays I was visiting some relatives in Vermont and my cousin had it and was absolutely jazzed with the game. One thing led to another and he eventuallly convinced me to give the full version of the game a try. The demo, which takes place on the first level of the first chapter is actually pretty lame. Once you get past the first couple of levels, the game revs up nicely and was real fun to play. Got in some online play while I was testing it out on my cousin's system, and was sold from that point on. I bought Undertow as soon as I got home from vacation and have not looked back.

Undertow really is one of the best games on Live Arcade, or any other virtual console for that matter. The demo portion of the game does not do it any favors however, and no doubt caused many a gamer to pass on it, missing out on one of the best games on the Xbox 360. For those of you who have not paid out of pocket to get it, count yourselves lucky, as the game rocks and is a worthy giveaway that I am honestly surprised M$ chose to give this particular title away for free. Like the guy said above, they didn't have to give anything away at all, so to luck into getting one of the best games on Live Arcade for free, is a steal.
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jioann00
jioann00
Since 5619 Days
Posted by FreeSwag
I don't get the negativity, Undertow kicks ass. It is easily one of the best XBLA titles released - ever, and the 16-player mode is better than some premium titles. My only regret is that had I known I could have gotten it for free, I'd have waited. As it stands, I'll have to make the call to customer service to get the credit back on the game next week. But even when it was not free, I've enjoyed the hell out of Undertow since it's been out.

Microsoft has given away one of the best XBLA titles out there, and all people want to do is complain.
as a Brit im always brutally honest. its not negativity, its just me giving my opinion. if you like undertow then thats great! but personally its not for me.

but tell you what, i did only play the demo.so, since its gonna be free, and for that reason only, i'll download it, you and unfettered seem to be praising it alot, so i'll give it a chance. i wouldnt want to miss out on anything, although im 99% sure i wont change my mind about it if i didnt like it the first time
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Jin187
Jin187
Since 6031 Days
Posted by GriftGFX
Cool. I'd rather they just release Ikaruga already though :P
or Rez
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UrukHaiPT
UrukHaiPT
Since 5814 Days
Well kinda lame give one game, could give us the points instead :)

Anyway, already cool we are getting anything at all...
And Undertow, isnt that bad, only played trial tho...
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 6287 Days
Posted by Sheps
All a matter of opinion, you seem to be the only person in this thread that thinks its one of the best XBLA titles out there...... uhh ok, anyway, like everyone else was saying, they should have given us 800 points to do with as we wish, but obviously this is some sort of publicity scheme for the makers of Undertow.
Giving your game away for free is sorta pointless as a publicity stunt. It's not like people are going to buy it now. I wonder if anyone bitching has actually tried it?
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Jin187
Jin187
Since 6031 Days
Posted by GriftGFX
Giving your game away for free is sorta pointless as a publicity stunt. It's not like people are going to buy it now. I wonder if anyone bitching has actually tried it?
Probably not, I played and its actually quite good! Not as good as Omega Five tho, thats awesome!
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Sheps
Sheps
Since 6228 Days
Posted by GriftGFX
Giving your game away for free is sorta pointless as a publicity stunt. It's not like people are going to buy it now. I wonder if anyone bitching has actually tried it?
One. Microsoft most probably paid them a huge cash amount, im not sure how it works if Microsoft buys the game then they take all the sales or if the company pays Microsoft and they take the sales.

Either way, the Games company didn't loose anymore and to have one of their games to be freely given away gives them a huge amount of publicity for their studio.
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UFC 2009, Its going to be the best game ever.

FreeSwag
FreeSwag
Since 5511 Days
Posted by Jin187
Probably not, I played and its actually quite good! Not as good as Omega Five tho, thats awesome!
Now if Omega 5 only had 16-player vs. multiplay or online co-op . . .
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Sheps
Sheps
Since 6228 Days
I just heard it was only downloadable for one day.... wtf?
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Since 5691 Days
Posted by Sheps
I just heard it was only downloadable for one day.... wtf?
it is wednesday through sunday, you heard wrong.

as for the game itself, i like it, single player is crap since the AI is retarded, and the story and voice acting is just laughable, online is pretty fun tho, its like cod4 domination only 2D. cant image the game dragging me away from cod 4 tho, but it's a good game to jump into now and again...and its free which is awesome.
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Myro
Myro
Since 6215 Days
First of all id like to say a big "Fuck you" to microsoft for me having a shitty 4 weeks of XBL during and after xmas and then banning me for a week during the time the free XBLA game is out.

5 weeks missed of live and absolutely no communication with customer services.

So once again id like to say a big FUCK YOU Micorosft you've made the decision a lot easier on which console i now support.

Im done with the XBL, and the 360.
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