Fable II Pub Games taking bets August 13

XBLA tie-in to Lionhead Studios' 360-exclusive RPG will open its doors next week.

Rather than having you stuff wolves' or giant rats' crevices with gold coins, Fable II will require players to earn money the old-fashioned way--working odd jobs and then gambling the earnings. While career advancement will have to wait for Fable II's October 21 launch, Lionhead Studios has said that players will be able to begin generating, or blowing, their virtual fortunes in advance with Fable II Pub Games, an Xbox Live Arcade tie-in.

Today, Microsoft announced that Lionhead Studios' virtual casino will open for business alongside Capcom's Bionic Commando Rearmed on August 13. Fable II Pub Games will be available for 800 Microsoft points ($10). Alternatively, participating retailers are offering a copy of the XBLA tie-in on the house as a Fable II preorder incentive.

Previously announced as individual offerings, Fable II Pub Games features three casino-style minigames--Fortune's Tower, Keystone, and Spinnerbox. Assuming gamers are able to leave the casino with a fatter purse than when they entered, winnings from these games can be transferred to the full Fable II game.

For more on the anticipated Xbox 360-exclusive role-playing game from celebrity game designer Peter Molyneux, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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wontonsoup00
wontonsoup00

i think i already spoiled the game in terms of riches. i have around a 1 million gold already and i sure am going to buy anything that looks good in the game. yea that glitch thing is really cheap, it takes like 10 minutes to earn 100,000 for towers

Altacious
Altacious

I think it is a pretty dumb idea. I currently have over 350,000 gold. and ive tried to loose it all. i just keep getting more. I dont want to start the game with so much gold. I just want the items. Just cant get rid of that much gold....

sikatgames
sikatgames

Personally i think that the pub games were a very good idea and if your not a risk taking person dont get the games, although if you like gambling what do you have to lose apart from some imagenary money.

Kman_13ayn_12
Kman_13ayn_12

i dont know if i should waste my money to buy microsoft points to buy these games,if i have a chance of entering albion with almost no gold. i mite as well just buy the game and not be a lazy fart and actually work to get my money. i think that having thousands of dollars as soon as you come out of childhood will ruin the story, it just wont be believable to me. my opinion is that the game wont be as fun if you dont have to work for your money. im not saying that playing the pub games isnt work because i downloaded the trial version so i could see what they were liek and they are hard. but why dont you just guarantee your chances of getting money in the game by doing the jobs that molyeux put into the game? that way you know ur getting money and you know ur not going to lose money at the same time.

The_ripster88
The_ripster88

i got soooo much money n unlockable stuff.... so much in fact i feel like when i get the game its gonna be spoilt!!... was this a good idea?? i'll soon see.

The_ripster88
The_ripster88

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preplook
preplook

dude they totally screwed up on the fortuen's tower with the glitch... now everyone it just gona get tons of money and crap... im not gona use it though... it made me feel like i was cheating myself out of the experience

metalhead364
metalhead364

when the game comes out do you still have to buy the pub games or are they included?....... such as you get the game for christmas..........

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

Easy way to make money in Keystone... Bet safely during the first 10 rolls or so. By betting safely I mean, regular, all red/black, all even/odd, etc. Don't put too many chips on the table. After the tenth roll, you are more likely to roll "trips" this is a 3 of a kind 2's, 3's, 4's or 5's. After 10 rolls, bet the max ONLY on trips! All trips PLUS the "trips" box. Keep doing this, even if you have to borrow!!! When you do hit, you will earn MORE money then what you borrowed. Continue to do this until you break even, then eventually come out on top. I currently have over $55,000 in gold! Plus this will help you unlock more games, items, concept art, level up your character, etc. Try it.

preplook
preplook

i take back what i said... its hard but i now have over 9000 dollars

preplook
preplook

its crazy hard to make money... the only way to make money is to do tournaments since u dont have to use ur money u just have to win... u wont get much money... just cool items and a load of debt... its like saying "im gona go to vegas to make some money"... i got over 3000 in debt but i dids a few high level tournaments and now im only 1600 in debt... i did win a few cool items like the high roller coat

dewd4
dewd4

Im sorry but this is so bad its unbelievable. The idea is you get the game to make abit of gold before the main games release no? Not bloomin put me +1000 gold into debt beofre i pick the game up. Waste of my time its so fustrating and boring. Only think ive got is 600 gold and a hairdo.

aja1-6
aja1-6

so are they fun or no?

bannostookaylo
bannostookaylo

yea its 7:35 here in kansas and my code isn't working yet either... stupid microsoft

Xastabus
Xastabus

For anyone who says "It should come with the game," it does. They have announced that Pub Games will be embedded on the Fable 2 discs. You only have to purchase it if you haven't preordered and want to get a head start. When you get the fable Fable 2 disc you will have access to Pub Games even if you did not buy Pub Games or get the preorder code. You will have to have the disc in your Xbox for it to work. I believe they have said it will be the full, unlocked verson on the disc, not the trial verson. Go to Lionhead.com/fable2 and look around to verify.

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

"Lionhead Studios has said that players will be able to begin generating, or blowing, their virtual fortunes in advance" LMAO, read it with sick thoughts. XD

kcozort
kcozort

6:50am EST and my code still doesn't work.... They need to ge thier AXE in Gear!!!

jangarznya
jangarznya

ya my code doesn't work ether. i tried entering it at the bottom of the market place window and after selecting the "full game - fable II pub games". maybe the servers are slow activating all the codes? i don't know but I'm really irked.

lolodadon
lolodadon

why is the code not valid yet.......god.....MS first bad halo updates now this......jesus

denaz
denaz

Well i don't know if its the same in the UK, but here in australia we'll be getting the pre-order codes in about a month or more. I've called a heap of stores and thats basically all they'd tell me.

uglykidspike
uglykidspike

anyone got any idea whats happening with the uk stores getting the pre-order pub game cards. as far as i know all the stores are denying knowledge at this point.

-Fable-
-Fable-

necronaux, you're not the brightest are you? why would you take points from the game back to the mini-game when the mini-games will be in the actual game...

solder765
solder765

it would be a lot smarter if you pre-ordered, then you get the pub games free plus fable II when it launches

necronaux
necronaux

Seems unlikely they'd be giving away (i.e. letting you win) free points. What's the catch? And will you be able to take points from the game, and return to the mini-game (and vice-versa)?

appokalipto
appokalipto

money is not gonna matter much if u gonna pick an evil role in the game..

gangsterjc
gangsterjc

Gulf_Whisky: Dude thats awsome LOL that is so funny

Akeiro_Hisagoma
Akeiro_Hisagoma

i neeeed 2 get it but just wonederin how much money you start of wif if you dont get it

brightboy
brightboy

I just got my free copy of the Pub games today. Just waiting until Wednesday

chaoscontrol489
chaoscontrol489

The idiots at GameStop in my town still dont know when they are getting the codes for those of us who preordered it. Stupid

LastRenshai
LastRenshai

@MiasmaRising As long as you have at least $10 on your reserve you can get the card with the code as long as they have them in stock...call your store (if you reserved it instore) and ask if they have any left (receipt from there should have phone # for place) Good Luck ^_^ --- The games will be redeemable on the 13th so just wait for 2 days then put your code in.

MiasmaRising
MiasmaRising

WAIT! I preordered Fable 2 Limited Edition a while ago, before they said you got free pub-games with it! Do I still have a chance to get my pub games, or am I left in the dust?

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

@ BOWSER I had the same problem. The codes will become valid once the pub games launch on the 13th. Keep your code!

BOWSER1989
BOWSER1989

well I pre ordered the game, and las thursday got a voicemail on my phone to go and pick up pub games. so I went to the store and got a redeem code. I entered it and nothing, it was invalid. I called back and got another one, same thing invalid. do I have to wait untll august 13th. or what. can anyone help me with this?

Gulf_Whisky
Gulf_Whisky

lol, did you guys see the screenshot of the Master Chief armour concept. Hilarious!

Gulf_Whisky
Gulf_Whisky

dude, i was gonna preorder it anyway. Bad ASS!

Fumpa
Fumpa

This is bad that they're doing this. I highly doubt that these games will provide much value except to those that own the game, so this should be something that is given to anyone that purchases Fable II, and not just to those that pre-order it. I think it sucks that they're charging for this.

sonicremix9
sonicremix9

$10 Dollars? Are you kidding me? I'll pass.....I'll just wait for Fable II to come out.

Binarynova
Binarynova

To OneWingedAngel: You know why I like the ideas of the Fable Pub Games and the Creature Creator Demo for Spore? Because I'd rather pay a bit extra early to fatten the coffers so game companies can finish games THEN release them, than have developers run out of budget, release an unfinished game early (e.g. Oblivion) so they can use the income to patch and finish the game. Now, I plan on getting Fable II, but honestly, there are too many games coming out over the next few months, so I'm going to have to pass on the pub games. Though.. I didn't know some places were giving them away free for a pre-order. Kinda nice.

sophospeare
sophospeare

@ChickenHounk911 I don't think someone's stupid if they get the pub games without getting the full Fable 2 game. There may be some people out there that may just like the pub games and aren't interested in an RPG. To each their own. That being said, I agree it's a better idea to go the pre-order route even if you don't intend to get Fable 2. You're paying the same price and if you decide later on that you want Fable 2, you've got $10 off or you can give your preorder to someone else and you'll still get the pub games while they get the $10 off.

s0njas0n
s0njas0n

sweet... must. preorder.

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

Some people are so stupid! You are NOT paying real money for fake money. You get the codes FREE when you put down $10 FOR THE GAME! So in reality, you are getting the pub games 2 months before the game releases for a chance to start earning money in the game, free. You would have to be stupid to pay the 800 points for the pub games; it makes no sense in getting the games if you are not going to get Fable II. If you are, might as well reserve and play the pub games. Once again, FREE. BTW, thanks Navyguy for clearing things up on the codes.

kos1085
kos1085

Picked up my pub games card and I am just waiting for Aug 13 to start earning items and money.

MFDOOMED
MFDOOMED

YOU GET THE PUB GAMES FREE JUST FOR PRE-ORDERING FABLE 2 PEOPLE!!! You are not just paying for the Pub games. Also the amount comes off the total purchase price of Fable 2. Who wouldn't want to do this?? To me it sounds like a no brainer!!!!

Blank2k2
Blank2k2

the $10 for "ebay-gold" is a valid argument, but personally the roulette-styled game looks fun, and hold em poker on arcade costs about the same & thats just with virtual money with no use what so ever. Good thing with these pub games is, they should be entertaining (the reason im buying) with the added perk of being able to spend the winnings in the fable world.

themc_7
themc_7

I'm from canada, and we dont have gamestop. We have eb games.... are they a "participating retailer" ?

Akeiro_Hisagoma
Akeiro_Hisagoma

omg cant wait till i get this and fable 2 its gunna be epic!!

Kiju43
Kiju43

people people, just pre-order the soon to be amazing game and you'll get all of these free. that way you only have to pay $50 or $70 if buying the limited edition. and dont forget, there's an easy way to get gold fast in these pub games. just share an account for a month with a friend and both get as much gold as you can!