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Jet Set Radio - $1.99

12-19-2012, 12:58 PM
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Jet Set Radio - $1.99



Last edited by metalcasket; 12-20-2012 at 11:11 AM.
12-19-2012, 01:03 PM
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Wow. IF that carries over that's a heck of a deal.

I've been waiting to see what Sega has in store for Christmas.

12-19-2012, 01:31 PM
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Got it for free on my vita don't know if I should get also for my iPhone
12-19-2012, 01:39 PM
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This whole "let's make a thread with one sentence in the OP and wait for the sale to become effective" fad is starting to get out of hand. :/

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
12-19-2012, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by metalcasket View Post
This whole "let's make a thread with one sentence in the OP and wait for the sale to become effective" fad is starting to get out of hand. :/
What the heck is wrong with that? It has ALREADY started in NZ...and you know, humans from that part of the world come to the TA forums as well! There is no reason to wait before this game comes to Lebonan, Europe or the US before people start posting on sales!

Also, a one sentence thread is fine. All that needs to be there is the price drop value and a link to the iTunes store if possible - this is not the release thread for God's sakes!
12-19-2012, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by defred34 View Post
What the heck is wrong with that? It has ALREADY started in NZ...and you know, humans from that part of the world come to the TA forums as well! There is no reason to wait before this game comes to Lebonan, Europe or the US before people start posting on sales!

Also, a one sentence thread is fine. All that needs to be there is the price drop value and a link to the iTunes store if possible - this is not the release thread for God's sakes!
FALSE. A one sentence thread start with no link or app info is not ok and will be deleted. It's gotten to the point that people want to be the first to post something that its just "hey, X is on sale but I'm too busy to give you any more information"

If that's the case then it's for the best that they not post anything and allow other members the chance to post proper threads. This is especially so now that apple has removed the appshopper app from the appstore which is going to make it harder for newcomers to know about sales. A link is ok but you inly need to wrap it in appinfo tags to make it great. At least with the appinfo you get pictures, description, and it's rating from fellow TA members.

I do agree about the post being fine since it's live on the NZ store. While TA is heavily weighted to US users there are plenty of global members. It also helps me start scraping change together for the US sale
12-19-2012, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by VeganTnT View Post
FALSE. A one sentence thread start with no link or app info is not ok and will be deleted. It's gotten to the point that people want to be the first to post something that its just "hey, X is on sale but I'm too busy to give you any more information"
That's precisely my problem with the whole thing. I get that some of these sales are just insane and people are enthusiastic about them, but it's ridiculous to see thread titles that essentially read "I can't believe this! Why didn't anyone mention this? WHOAMG~! ____________ WILL BE FREEEEEEEEEEEEE~!!!11111!!!!!!1!!!!!(AT SOME POINT...perhaps sooner than later. Maybe? I think.)" with absolutely nothing of value in the OP.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
12-19-2012, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by metalcasket View Post
That's precisely my problem with the whole thing. I get that some of these sales are just insane and people are enthusiastic about them, but it's ridiculous to see thread titles that essentially read "I can't believe this! Why didn't anyone mention this? WHOAMG~! ____________ WILL BE FREEEEEEEEEEEEE~!!!11111!!!!!!1!!!!!(AT SOME POINT...perhaps sooner than later. Maybe? I think.)" with absolutely nothing of value in the OP.
I'm sure you're aware that I posted about a sale that was already live at the time of posting, not a nebulous upcoming one. If you're hinting that we stop posting about sales that are live but not yet world-wide and available to everyone, then we may as well stop posting the NZ-first new releases as well, and hold off until the games come out everywhere hours later before game-specific threads are made. :P

Far more confusing to a reader unfamiliar with finding their own way to the app store than a simple line of text mentioning that the game is currently on sale for NZ$2.59 is the Appinfo that currently shows the game at $4.99, which not only is in US currency, but also appears to be in direct contradiction to the announcement of the sale being live right now. :P

Last edited by Appletini; 12-19-2012 at 02:33 PM.
12-19-2012, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by VeganTnT View Post
FALSE. A one sentence thread start with no link or app info is not ok and will be deleted. It's gotten to the point that people want to be the first to post something that its just "hey, X is on sale but I'm too busy to give you any more information"

If that's the case then it's for the best that they not post anything and allow other members the chance to post proper threads. This is especially so now that apple has removed the appshopper app from the appstore which is going to make it harder for newcomers to know about sales. A link is ok but you inly need to wrap it in appinfo tags to make it great. At least with the appinfo you get pictures, description, and it's rating from fellow TA members.

I do agree about the post being fine since it's live on the NZ store. While TA is heavily weighted to US users there are plenty of global members. It also helps me start scraping change together for the US sale
Sorry but not everyone knows how to do appinfo tags.
12-19-2012, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by VeganTnT View Post
FALSE. A one sentence thread start with no link or app info is not ok and will be deleted. It's gotten to the point that people want to be the first to post something that its just "hey, X is on sale but I'm too busy to give you any more information"
Yesterday was crazy. My main man Greyskull (sorry, I've been watching too many TA Plays videos), was sick with the flu and tried to do his usual thing of letting folks know about stuff that was happening or about to happen. Most of the sales were live in the US.. but everything posted was at least live somewhere in the world.

That is why I come here. Sometimes deals go live for an hour... sometimes for days. Sometimes the apps that find deals on apps are late to the party or they only get 1/2 of what's dropped. Most of the time the deals posted here are actually on quality apps.

Yesterday the EA deal was posted far in advance of it hitting the store. But at 10pm CST when the deal went live for me, I knew what I wanted ahead of time and locked in my license on NFS:MW.

The only person on here annoying me right now is the dude with 20 games dropped to free that keeps posting threads on the various games rather than making one main thread and posting links to them all there. Many good threads have been bumped past page 3 because of this.

EDIT:

Yeah people do need to learn to use appinfo=all. For those that need to learn, pick any thread on this site that has appinfo posted and quote the message. It'll show the code there. It's that simple. Getting a url from a google search is easy enough if you aren't on the AppStore on an iDevice.

Last edited by nightc1; 12-19-2012 at 02:47 PM.