grumblevolcano;4880684 said:Great sale HMX and happy for those who will participate in it but due to money reasons, the only song I'm buying this week is "Days Go By" by The Offspring and its pro upgrade.
elfreako;4880691 said:Gigantic update on all platforms, includes all "outdated" content, one flat 50% discount, and not a single word to pressure you to "buy now".This is not a sale, it's a price cut. I hope it doesn't mean the end of DLC is near, but it could very well mean legacy DLC might disappear from the store. There's got to be some cost involved in keeipng all that data in all three stores when it barely every gets sold anymore.It may also be an indication that whatever the next thing is for Rock Band, it's dismissing legacy DLC.Great deal for those who haven't been buying everything they wanted as it came out. I personally don't have a single song to buy in there though.
samjjones;4880647 said:Also, thanks hmxhenry for posting the .pdf of all of the applicable songs. I now have bathroom-at-work reading material for the rest of this week. I'll be circling with a pen like crazy.
M_Robbins5;4880667 said:I think someone from Harmonix should come in and clarify this. The announcement says this week, but apparently Aaron has implied otherwise via twitter.
samjjones;4880688 said:I'll paypal you $1 if I get to pick the song for you to download. Only requirement is visual evidence that you played the song I choose in Blitz afterwards.
hmxhenry;4880695 said:The "this week" in the announcement means it's kicking off this week, not that it will only run for the duration of the week. The only thing I've said on Twitter is that the sale will run "while supplies last".
M_Robbins5;4880703 said:So the sale is not just this week then? I just want to clarify
elfreako;4880709 said:While it might have meant nothing, "while supplies last" sure sounds like I'm not so far off. One last push before taking it down?
Tykki-Teme;4880707 said:That does kind of sound like they're gonna get pulled from the store and you're cutting the price until that happens. I hope I'm just reading too much into this.
MagicMurderBag7;4880671 said:I think HMX just stole TAG's thunder.
elfreako;4880716 said:Bah taking it off the servers wouldn't be a big deal really. This is old stuff, the vast majority of people who wanted it bought it ages ago.What it implies for the future though we can only speculate. Perhaps they're making room for something big, although I think it's more likely they've realized there's not much more juice to squeeze out of them and they're just trying to cut down costs and maintenance.
elfreako;4880716 said:Bah taking it off the servers wouldn't be a big deal really. This is old stuff, the vast majority of people who wanted it bought it ages ago.
TheHundredDollarHeadache;4880725 said:Heh, elfreako's sig could be very appropriate...
Meat-Popsicle;4880721 said:Are some songs licensed for a fixed number of downloads? Wow, I really doubt it. Probably just a way to make sure people don't dilly-dally. Or a CYA move if they start selling way too many? But really, how could they sell "too much" legacy DLC? It's all pure-profit at this point, no? With a limited useful shelf life (meaning, it'll be far less tempting for people to buy these tracks when the next generation consoles come out in a year or so, even if they are able to be transferred)?The way I read it?1. Release Blitz2. Watch legacy DLC sales spike for a few weeks3. Cut prices (without promising to keep them that low for any specific amount of time) and watch DLC sales spike again4. Watch DLC sales go way down in a year when the new consoles come out.5. Profit!They have to cut prices at SOME point, I would have figured that would have been 6 months before the next generation of consoles are released. But I guess that would be too late?
T-Hybrid;4880727 said:It WOULD be if it weren't for the irony of him being one of those reading the most into it.
elfreako;4880729 said:Shhhhhh... enough with the speculations, no matter how reasonable and logic it may be.
TheHundredDollarHeadache;4880731 said:What elfreako sees as a worst-case scenario, I see as a potential best-case for me.
TheHundredDollarHeadache;4880725 said:Heh, elfreako's sig could be very appropriate... I'm hoping this means a huge wave of RB3 versions. I can hear *some* of you guys complaining. It will finally feel so good to be the one shooting down complainers, rather than the complainer being shot down.Then, they won't have to say "RB3 Version".
Lawdog1521;4880714 said:It coincides with the start of football season so my guess is the sale is because Henry owes his bookie. Fat Tony don't take IOU's.