With four of the five titles in this year's Summer of Arcade promotion carrying 1,200 Microsoft point ($15) price tags, some gamers are no doubt reminiscing about the days when the only title on the service commanding that fee was Bankshot Billiards.
Microsoft is not entirely deaf to those consumers' pleas, as the publisher has updated its official Summer of Arcade Web site with news of an 800 Microsoft point ($10) rebate for those who buy every title in the promotion. US residents aged 13 and up who purchase all five games--'Splosion Man, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled, Trials HD, and Shadow Complex--before August 31 will automatically have the points credited to their accounts by mid-October.
The full list of Summer of Arcade games, release dates, and prices follows below.
July 22--'Splosion Man--800 Microsoft points ($10)
July 29--Marvel vs. Capcom 2--1,200 Microsoft points ($15)
August 5--Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-shelled--1,200 Microsoft points ($15)
August 12--Trials HD--1,200 Microsoft points ($15)
August 19--Shadow Complex--1,200 Microsoft points ($15)