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#1  Edited By kuu2
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This gen MSoft has really stepped up being for the gamer.

They continue the tradition by giving Castle Crashers Remaster for free to anyone who owned the regular version last gen.

http://www.destructoid.com/castle-crashers-remastered-is-free-if-you-own-the-original-on-xbox-360-309333.phtml?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

I like Castle Crashers a lot, but I wasn't planning on nabbing the remaster for Xbox One. Now I am.

Castle Crashers Remastered releases on September 9, 2015. If you own the original game for Xbox 360 and have an active Xbox Live Gold account, you can download it for free through September 20 (and for $5 from that point on). The price without a loyalty discount is $14.99.

What's new? A strange mini-game called Back Off Barbarian (shown above) that thoroughly confused Steven and I at PAX; larger textures; 60 frames per second; performance updates and gameplay tweaks; and smoother online multiplayer with faster matchmaking.

Also, Castle Crashers will eventually be backward compatible on Xbox One. Though if you go that route, you won't get any of the aforementioned upgrades. Those are only in the remaster.

Mobile so can one of the mods please link this?

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#2 FireEmblem_Man
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MS are really the true saviors of this generation! Praise MS! Xbox One, here, now, and forever!

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#3 speedfreak48t5p
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Nice deal.

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#4 BassMan
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The game is overrated. I did play it co-op and it was a one time playthrough and no desire to play it again. MS giving it away for free is nothing special. It doesn't take much to impress some people I guess.

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#5 drinkerofjuice
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Eww, no. Shit was awful.

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#6  Edited By kuu2
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@BassMan: The salt for a great arcade title from last gen has me dying with laughter. You are trying way to hard.

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#7  Edited By BassMan
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@kuu2 said:

@BassMan: The salt for a great arcade title from last gen has me dying with laughter. You are trying way to hard.

Trying too hard at giving my opinion? lol. It's rather effortless, as it is my own.

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#8 kuu2
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@BassMan: It's a free game yes you are way over the top.

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#9 Blabadon
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Steam too

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#10 Blabadon
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@speedfreak48t5p: what happened to all your bitching about remasters?

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#11 kuu2
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@Blabadon: Sorry bro no love for you PC types..........yet.

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#12 Blabadon
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@kuu2: remastered version is coming to Steam too

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#13  Edited By BassMan
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@BassMan: It's a free game yes you are way over the top.

It's a free game that would only cost $15 and is being given to people who already own the original. The game itself is nothing special. Forgive me for not being impressed. If they were giving away something noteworthy like MCC or Gears HD with pre-orders for the new games or something, then I could understand being excited.

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#14 cainetao11
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There is no doubt that MS has made positive moves for gaining some good will. They all do in their own way.

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#15 kuu2
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@Blabadon: I thought you meant for free.

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#16 FireEmblem_Man
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@Blabadon said:

@speedfreak48t5p: what happened to all your bitching about remasters?

Difference is that this is being offered for free for those that already own it last gen. Unlike Sony, that has you pay for The Last of Us $60, even if you bought it for the PS3 and its expansions!

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#17 Ant_17
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Eh , still have it on the 360.

The extra stuff is not enought to make me play this again.

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#18  Edited By chessmaster1989
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@FireEmblem_Man said:
@Blabadon said:

@speedfreak48t5p: what happened to all your bitching about remasters?

Difference is that this is being offered for free for those that already own it last gen. Unlike Sony, that has you pay for The Last of Us $60, even if you bought it for the PS3 and its expansions!

iirc, Journey PS4 was free for PS3 owners

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#20 BigBadBully
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Great co op fun with Castle Crashers. I would like to see more arcade games remastered or added to bc. Especially games like Deathspank, Renegade Ops and Burnout Crash. If devs can follow the model behemoth has done and what other devs have done on other platforms, I'd be thankful to revisit the arcade classics that I already own.

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#21  Edited By SolidTy
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It's a move in the right direction, but I'm not a big fan of the 11 day window or you pay $5. Better than $15, but it's a shame they couldn't make it stay free like we saw recently with 2012's 9/10 PS3 Journey being redone for PS4 and releasing a month ago (2015) with a higher 10/10 GS score releasing for free to all previous owners.

So, it's like a cool Playstation cross-buy situation where a later, improved version releases and you can grab the later version on PS4 free of charge. They've done that quite a few times already like Journey which I just got for free for instance (many other games though too like Flower, Whoa Dave, etc). They have also done this for PS3 and Vita of course.

Sweet. Only thing that is different is that this Xbox deal is timed with a $5 charge if you act too late (people only get a tiny 11 day window). Playstation just keeps the cross buy open, there is no loyalty discount or free tiny window that expires. It's always there for free. It's generous of Xbox to do this, but not as generous as it could have been and we've seen by the competition with Cross Buy.

I personally have Castle Crashers on 360 so I guess I'll nab this since it's free, assuming I can redeem it on my 360 fast enough in those 11 days.

I also own Castle on PC and PS3 now that I think about it.

This game launches on Sept 9th and will be free from September 9 through September 20 for previous owners of the original.

On September 21, the price for returning players will go up to $5.

Still this is a nice move if for Castle owners to move fast in those 11 days while the upgraded version is free. I am one of those owners.

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#22 Dire_Weasel
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Free if you own Castle Crashers for the Xbox 360? I do, sign me up.

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#24 LJS9502_basic
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Isn't that more like punishing gamers....>-->

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#25 Ghost120x
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Nice. MS trying to get on our good side. If they get back on top I can't wait for proprietary hard drives, wireless adapters, play/charge kits, and another $10 increase to live (because...servers)

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#26 Heil68
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@kuu2 said:

@BassMan: It's a free game yes you are way over the top.

No its not. You have had to buy the previous version, which cost money.

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#28  Edited By gago-gago
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Thanks for the heads up. Usually by the time things like this get posted here on SW, it's already too late. I'm pretty sure if you turn on your Xbox One there will be advertisements about this and I'm pretty sure if you surf gaming sites there will be news about this, so those who are interested will not miss this limited time offer. Oh if for some reason you got selective reading and got stuck under a SW rock and missed this HD upgrade over a week deal, they're making this backward compatible so if you own the 360 version you could play it on your Xbox One free whenever you want. Hopefully Behemoth shows love for the PS4 too.

Speaking about advertisement, there's a Skittles ad on the 360 I believe from what I read for Goat Sim that you click on and download free at 12pm PST tonight. No one knows if it'll be the full game or just some kind of avatar gear or in game DLC. But just a heads up too.

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@drinkerofjuice said:

Eww, no. Shit was awful.

Like all the indies on both consoles.

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#30 GhostHawk196
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Microsoft has been quite good the past few months, bought a surface pro 2 last year and never bought anything from them since, sent me a $25 off coupon to use on purchases above $50. Used it to buy myself and a friend a copy of Gears of War UE which only amounted to $70 all up in addition got a $10 Xbox gift card to use on the xbox marketplace. Their games with gold for this year is also very impressive.

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#31 GrenadeLauncher
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Only the power of the Xbone can get Castle Crashers to 60fps.

Another shit kuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu2 thread, please disregard.

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#32 Kaze_no_Mirai
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Castle Crashers was a fantastic game. I'll definitely be downloading it and playing it again.

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#33 Salt_The_Fries
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@SolidTy: It'd have taken you less time to redeem the new version than to type this post and pretend to genuinely cry about tiny window when the process is like 5 seconds long XD.

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#34 kuu2
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As usuall the Cows are rustled.

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#35 kuu2
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@Salt_The_Fries: he's a Cow what's he supposed to do.

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#36  Edited By SolidTy
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@Salt_The_Fries said:

@SolidTy: It'd have taken you less time to redeem the new version than to type this post and pretend to genuinely cry about tiny window when the process is like 5 seconds long XD.

Ooooh. Off topic crying.

No need to cry XD.

First of all, the game in question isn't out yet therefore not redeemable. If you read, the game releases on Sept 9th (aka not today) so this is a forum for texting words about the subject matter. I posted about the subject (a lemming bragging about a sort of Cross-Buy-wannabe deal but in the end the "deal" not nearly as good and he pretends to be ignorant to the world whilst singing praises "This gen MSoft has really stepped up being for the gamer.". Then the same lemming got rustled in his own thread while pretending to be a rustler, he turned out to be a rustlee.

Secondly you going off topic to pretend to genuinely cry about my 5 seconds is almost touching.

No need to get testy.

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#37  Edited By SolidTy
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@kuu2 said:

@Salt_The_Fries: he's a Cow what's he supposed to do.

Thanks for the sour lem thread.

Another two lems rustled.

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#38 Primorandomguy
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@GrenadeLauncher: It's a shit thread because he's informing people of this deal? Are you stupid or something? What's sad is you'll call this thread shit, and then go to a raging cow circle jerk thread and contribute to it.

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#39  Edited By GrenadeLauncher
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@primorandomguy said:

@GrenadeLauncher: It's a shit thread because he's informing people of this deal? Are you stupid or something? What's sad is you'll call this thread shit, and then go to a raging cow circle jerk thread and contribute to it.

Because it's a kuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu2 thread, which are all usually shit.

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#40  Edited By gago-gago
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Not only Microsoft are rewarding Xbox One owners by giving them the opportunity to get this fantastic upgrade of a fantastic game soon, they're rewarding Xbox 360 owners with a free day play for Goat Simulator full game! I know they always have free play for full retail games unlocked, PGA Golf just one of many just recently, but this time, full games are unlocked on the Xbox 360. I'm not sure how they're able to lock it again on the Xbox 360, so by reading deal forums it's a good idea to download it as you may keep it forever.

You have to pay another subscription on top of the subscription you already paid for to get games for free play on the other console but with Xbox, your one and only Xbox Live subscription already got you covered. This is SW, it's an odd place, since it's a place where most cows hates free things and fantastic deals. I tried to give them a heads up about potential Playstation deals about the closing of the Sony Online Store but they found it as an attack and had it closed lol. No wonder they're called cows.

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@SolidTy: I noticed you were talking about these Playstation deals on the Xbox board as well, so I will just ask you the question here because I feel this discussion is more appropriate in the System Wars forum.

Do those games that you mention(Flower, Journey), did they come out with new content/game modes on PS4, as is the case with the upcoming Castle Crashers remaster on XOne? Or did they just get a graphical bump? Because if they didn't get any new content, then this would help justify a little the eventual 5$ price tag on the XOne Castle Crashers. Of course it remains to be seen if this new content is good or not, but I think it is worth mentioning if we are to compare them, that is all.

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#42 guard12
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Wow this is a great deal for people that have an Xbox One. I am jelly since I had the 360 version

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@LJS9502_basic said:

Isn't that more like punishing gamers....>-->

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#44 kuu2
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@Heil68: Not the same game keep trying.

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#45  Edited By Heil68
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@kuu2 said:

@Heil68: Not the same game keep trying.

How do you get it?

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#46 kuu2
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@Heil68: Irrelevant, its a free new game. New content, and uprez. Those that dont get before the deadline have to pay.

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#47 Heil68
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@kuu2 said:

@Heil68: Irrelevant, its a free new game. New content, and uprez. Those that dont get before the deadline have to pay.

What if you dont have original game? Gosh, I'm looking and by golly I dont think I do! Can I still get the game free???

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Only on here could people find fault in someone giving away a free game....lol.

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Meanwhile, MicroFlop hasn't updated Backward compatibility...so who cares.

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#50  Edited By WilliamRLBaker
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@SolidTy said:

It's a move in the right direction, but I'm not a big fan of the 11 day window or you pay $5. Better than $15, but it's a shame they couldn't make it stay free like we saw recently with 2012's 9/10 PS3 Journey being redone for PS4 and releasing a month ago (2015) with a higher 10/10 GS score releasing for free to all previous owners.

So, it's like a cool Playstation cross-buy situation where a later, improved version releases and you can grab the later version on PS4 free of charge. They've done that quite a few times already like Journey which I just got for free for instance (many other games though too like Flower, Whoa Dave, etc). They have also done this for PS3 and Vita of course.

Sweet. Only thing that is different is that this Xbox deal is timed with a $5 charge if you act too late (people only get a tiny 11 day window). Playstation just keeps the cross buy open, there is no loyalty discount or free tiny window that expires. It's always there for free. It's generous of Xbox to do this, but not as generous as it could have been and we've seen by the competition with Cross Buy.

I personally have Castle Crashers on 360 so I guess I'll nab this since it's free, assuming I can redeem it on my 360 fast enough in those 11 days.

I also own Castle on PC and PS3 now that I think about it.

This game launches on Sept 9th and will be free from September 9 through September 20 for previous owners of the original.

On September 21, the price for returning players will go up to $5.

Still this is a nice move if for Castle owners to move fast in those 11 days while the upgraded version is free. I am one of those owners.

I also like how you mentioned like 6 times the dates it will be free, how it will be free only that long, and how it will revert to 5 dollars.... whats the point of mentioning it like 5-6 times?