Firewatch, Halo, GTA and more slashed
Digital games are way too expensive in Australia, so thank goodness for things like the Xbox Countdown Sale. When you can go to the shops and purchase a disk of a game for often half the price of the online price, the ease of access from owning a game digitally does not make up for the fact that you could purchase twice as many games physically (or far more if you are willing to wait a while). So when there is a digital sale that’s worthy of your time, we want to let you know.
Xbox are having their yearly end of the year sale, the Xbox Countdown Sale. Now while not as good as some of the more recent Black Friday deals (which we discuss in episode 3 of our VERSUS PLAYER podcast), there are some games that jump out as particularly good value.
Personally, this sale meant I finally picked up one the games I wished I played this year, The Witness and Jase’s recommendation, Firewatch.
My top pick of the Xbox Countdown Sale would have to be Tales from the Borderlands. If you have listened to our podcasts, I’m sure you’ve heard me drum on about how hilarious this game is. And no, you don’t need to have played the other Borderlands games. Also, the Lego Avengers games are rarely on sale, although they are much, much cheaper on PC (I hear you say it… isn’t everything?).
Oh, and there are games on sale on the Xbox 360 side of things as part of the Xbox Countdown Sale, with the best of the most recent Fallout games, Fallout: New Vegas, on sale and backwards compatible on your One.
Here are some of my picks:
Xbox Countdown Sale Picks
From all of us at VERSUS PLAYER, we hope it’s been an awesome 2016. Feel free to comment below or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your picks of the bunch. Listen to our latest podcast, GOTY Roundup, Ya Filthy Animal, to hear us talk about many of these games in discussion for game of the year 2016. You can find it on the link above or by searching for VERSUS PLAYER on iTunes, Stitcher or Pocket Casts.