Xbox 360 spring sale is on, but it doesn't feature the best bargain on Xbox Live right now

Batman: Arkham City and Arkham Asylum are $4.99 each if you're an Xbox Live Gold subscriber.

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There's an Xbox 360 spring sale on! Only, the best deal on Xbox Live right now has nothing to do with Microsoft's Xbox 360 spring sale. Instead, if you're an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, you can pick up Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City for $4.99 a piece as part of a weekly deal. Both are certainly worth a punt if you're yet to play them and you enjoy having fun.

Highlights of the actual (less good) Xbox 360 spring sale are Borderlands 2 for $6.99, the Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag season pass for $13.39, and Saints Row IV for $14.99.

There's also discounts on a chunk of DLC, including for Saints Row IV, Dead Island, Dishonored, Borderlands 2, Skyrim, Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Thief, and State of Decay. Discounts range from 33 percent to 75 percent: check out Major Nelson's blog for a full list of what's on sale.

These deals are valid until April 21, Microsoft adds.

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4.99 each? Arkham City is free on PS Plus right now...and you can get Arkham Asylum at gamestop for 5 bucks. Nice try MS.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Is it free as long you maintain the subscription?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I'll admit that I don't like the UI on PSN as much as I did on XBL as it can be slightly clunky, but for 6$ less, and I get more free games every month....games that are not old as shit...I'll deal with the clunkiness lol.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I got a year subscription for PS Plus for $24.99 on Black Friday.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> because the price is different for yearly and 3 month subscriptions i.e 4 * 3 month is more expensive than 1 yearly. Brush up on your comprehension genius.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Ps plus is $50/year genius.

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$18 x 4 = $72/year for your PoS. And I don't know where you came up with $24.99/3 months for xbox live. I just renewed my XBox live membership for $60/year. Actually less than that since I got 3 free months this cycle. Brush up on your math genius. And you don't like your UI or servers either. Such a deal.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yepper. Once you download it, its yours as long as you maintain your subscription. 17.99 for 3 months as opposed to 24.99 for 3 months on XBL. Just so you know, I used to be a die-hard 360 player. PS Plus is just, hands down, the better deal.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I just got a 13 month XBL card on sale from Amazon for $44 after tax, discounts aren't hard to find. But I guess it's easier just to take the highest price for one particular set of months and the lowest for the other and make a fair comparison...

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I usually pay about $40 a year for XBL (there are pretty regularly sales on the 12 month sub), so I'm good with my price.


I don't think there's anyone debating PS+ being a good deal, but I don't like the fact that you have to maintain the subscription to keep the games. With XBL, the 2 free games a month are free forever. So I'd say they're on pretty even terms at this point (although PS+ is better on the PS4 than Games for Gold is on the XB1).

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More sales = more reasons to go digital.... The only time I've ever purchased a digital copy of a console game is when the price was slashed considerably (speaking on 360 solely.. Wasn't a predominant PS3 player last gen)

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Got the State of Decay:Breakdown DLC for me...nice.

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But I hate Batman in general so yeah...passing and waiting for my next freebie on PS4

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Who's your preferred hero? Or do you not like the comic book hero bit in general?

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i'm still waiting for xb1 and ps4 sales , there are some games i'm willing to buy just not at $60

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You missed already one sale...Thief,Tomb Raider and Crimson dragon was 50% off.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> And Tomb Raider was free last month for PS Plus lol. You guys on XBL are really getting the shaft. Just sayin lol.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> not for PS4 it wasn't

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<< LINK REMOVED >> So your one of the people that has more money then common sense? That is helping destroy good games?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Tomb Raider on PSN was just the PS3 version. Definitive edition might be worth bragging about.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I spend $3.50 a month for XBL if you can't afford that, then you should consider another hobby . I spend roughly the same for PSN. I could careless about the free games that have been out for months from either. or are indie games and suck anyway. If I want a game I will buy it. Money is not a problem. The money is to cover the servers. It costs period regardless of who is paying. SO as long as the service is decent I'm getting what I pay for.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Dude i speak about the X1 version

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> If you have no problem having to spend more money and getting less for your investment then, yea I guess it is a matter of opinion lol.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> And yet we still enjoy the system and what XBL has to offer. So its all opinion.

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Isn't up on Canadian Live yet. Though I'm not surprised.

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might get the state of decay dlc,shame zumba isnt there

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Pretty nice sales on both consoles at the moment. Very good time to have spare cash laying around.

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Incoming steam sale is better comments even though its obvious.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Greenmangaming got a nice sale going on

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That's a deal but I if gamers have both Xbox 360 and PS3 along with PS+ PS3 gamers can get Arkham City with Plus but still, this is a great value and both Arkham games are a blast.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I have City and its one of the most tedious games I have ever played. It was fun for about 1 hr after that everything seemed like work instead of fun.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> All depends on your viewpoint on 'story based' games. People who need the linear campaign thought out for them probably don't like open world games like Batman or AC where it is the players responsibility to progress through the story if they so choose.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>Batman game are extremely linear. Open world doesn't automatically make a game not linear.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I think you are right.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Arkham Knight looks amazing to say the least. It appears to be the Batman game we have been waiting for but only time will tell.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I am looking forward to the next game. Looks more immersive. with the Batmobile.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I'll agree, the getting around part did kind of suck, which is why I actually enjoyed the fast travel they put into Arkham Origins (that was about the only thing I liked from that game), but overall I thought it was a good game. I guess it just comes down to preference.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I played Borderland and loved it. I played Witcher 2 and loved it. I played Mass Effect and loved it. Batman was tedious. Mainly because of how you got around the town. IF you had a car or a bike, it would have been much better. and some of the enemies were irritating. Like Mr freeze having to use a different tactic like 7 or 8 times to take him down. I thought that was a pain. I'm sure some people liked it . I thought it was annoying.

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Incorrect.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I have City, but never played Asylum. I want Asylum.

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