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MacRumors
Oct 14, 2011, 01:48 PM
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Game studios EA (http://toucharcade.com/2011/10/14/hey-iphone-4s-owners-ea-is-throwing-a-sale/) and Gameloft (http://toucharcade.com/2011/10/14/gameloft-sale-sees-five-games-reduced-to-under-a-buck/) are discounting many of their games in honor of the iPhone 4S launch. EA runs sales every month or two, and this is October's sale. EA is offering up a number of its more technically impressive titles aimed at iPhone 4S buyers, including the lowest price ever for Madden 2012.
EA:

Madden NFL 12 (http://appshopper.com/games/madden-nfl-12-by-ea-sports) - $4.99 -> $2.99
Dead Space (http://appshopper.com/games/dead-space) - $6.99 -> $.99
The Sims 3 (http://appshopper.com/games/the-sims-3) - $6.99 -> $.99
Battlefield Bad Company 2 (http://appshopper.com/games/battlefield-bad-company-2) - $2.99 -> $.99
Fight Night Champion (http://appshopper.com/games/fight-night-champion-by-ea-sports) - $4.99 -> $.99
RISK (http://appshopper.com/games/risk-the-official-game) - $2.99 -> $.99
The Sims Medieval (http://appshopper.com/games/the-sims-medieval) - $4.99 -> $.99
SHIFT 2 (http://appshopper.com/games/shift-2-unleashed) - $4.99 -> $.99
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (http://appshopper.com/games/need-for-speed-hot-pursuit) - $4.99 -> $.99
Need for Speed Undercover (http://appshopper.com/games/need-for-speed-undercover) - $2.99 -> $.99
Real Racing (http://appshopper.com/games/real-racing) - $2.99 -> $.99
Dragon's Lair II Time Warp (http://appshopper.com/games/dragon's-lair-2-time-warp) - $2.99 -> $.99
Scrabble (http://appshopper.com/games/scrabble) - $1.99 -> $.99
Tetris (http://appshopper.com/games/tetris) - $2.99 -> $.99
The Sims 3 Ambitions (http://appshopper.com/games/the-sims-3-ambitions) - $4.99 -> $.99
The Sims 3 World Adventures (http://appshopper.com/games/the-sims-3-world-adventures) - $4.99 -> $.99
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (http://appshopper.com/games/transformers-dark-of-the-moon) -$2.99 -> $.99

Gameloft:

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard (http://appshopper.com/games/tom-clancys-rainbow-six®-shadow-vanguard) - $6.99 -> $.99
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard HD (http://appshopper.com/games/tom-clancys-rainbow-six®-shadow-vanguard-hd) - $6.99 -> $.99
NOVA 2 (http://appshopper.com/games/nova-2-near-orbit-vanguard-alliance) - $6.99 -> $.99
NOVA 2 HD (http://appshopper.com/games/nova-2-near-orbit-vanguard-alliance-hd) - $6.99 -> $.99
Dungeon Hunter 2 (http://appshopper.com/games/dungeon-hunter-2) - $6.99 -> $.99
Dungeon Hunter 2 HD (http://appshopper.com/games/dungeon-hunter-2-hd) - $6.99 -> $.99
Shadow Guardian (http://appshopper.com/games/shadow-guardian) - $5.99 -> $.99
Shadow Guardian HD (http://appshopper.com/games/shadow-guardian-hd) - $6.99 -> $.99
Spider-Man: Total Mayhem (http://appshopper.com/games/spider-man-total-mayhem) - $6.99 -> $.99
Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD (http://appshopper.com/games/spider-man-total-mayhem-hd) - $6.99 -> $.99

Article Link: EA and Gameloft Games On Sale for iPhone 4S Launch (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/14/ea-and-gameloft-games-on-sale-for-iphone-4s-launch/)



Wang Foolio
Oct 14, 2011, 02:00 PM
Standard response: Is this sale on internationally?

Hopefully this info starts being included in the articles when they are first posted.

kevinkt
Oct 14, 2011, 02:06 PM
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....... Yay ..........

CanadianGuy
Oct 14, 2011, 02:17 PM
Standard response: Is this sale on internationally?

Hopefully this info starts being included in the articles when they are first posted.

App store sales are always international, no need to specify. Apple doesn't allow different prices in different regions. When a developer sets the price of the app, they only set the price Tier, which equates to $0, $0.99, $1.99 etc in the US and Canada, and the equivalents everywhere else. There's no option to charge $0.99 in the US and $6.99 elsewhere.

jmpnop
Oct 14, 2011, 02:22 PM
I posted this yesterday in the iPhone section...

Anyway, the offer is great especially for Dungeon Hunter and Real Racing.

50548
Oct 14, 2011, 02:49 PM
So which titles are the absolute best in this sale?

HiRez
Oct 14, 2011, 03:27 PM
This is completely awesome, I'm gonna get just about all of these at these prices! The new 4S will be loaded...if it ever gets here. Where are you, FedEx!?

Consultant
Oct 14, 2011, 04:05 PM
So which titles are the absolute best in this sale?

I love Need for Speed Hot Pursuit but I do most of the iOS gaming on iPad.

Wang Foolio
Oct 14, 2011, 04:14 PM
App store sales are always international, no need to specify. Apple doesn't allow different prices in different regions. When a developer sets the price of the app, they only set the price Tier, which equates to $0, $0.99, $1.99 etc in the US and Canada, and the equivalents everywhere else. There's no option to charge $0.99 in the US and $6.99 elsewhere.

Cheers, thanks for clearing that up :)

Invincibilizer
Oct 14, 2011, 05:05 PM
Can anyone list their top 5 games from the list above? I really have no idea what to buy.

maril1111
Oct 14, 2011, 05:10 PM
Any of the sims games are good however I recommend sims 3 ambitions as you have more job options and can have a baby,

Need for speed hot persuit is my favorite out of the three racing games shift,undercover.

Madden i have heard is pretty good.and tetris and scrabble are classics.

Invincibilizer
Oct 14, 2011, 05:22 PM
Any of the sims games are good however I recommend sims 3 ambitions as you have more job options and can have a baby,

Need for speed hot persuit is my favorite out of the three racing games shift,undercover.

Madden i have heard is pretty good.and tetris and scrabble are classics.

Are there any other notable differences between the Sim games?

Does anyone have thoughts on the FPS ones(Battlefield 2 vs Tom Clancy) and how is Spiderman Mayhem?

maril1111
Oct 14, 2011, 05:25 PM
Are there any other notable differences between the Sim games?

Does anyone have thoughts on the FPS ones(Battlefield 2 vs Tom Clancy) and how is Spiderman Mayhem?

In world adventures you can travel between 3 places while in the ambitions and normal sims 3 you are stuck in the same place. and you can marry people from different places as well thats as much as i can remember right now.

Oh and there is a money cheat with sims 3 (if i remember correctly) while ambitions and world adventures has not cheats.:D

Invincibilizer
Oct 14, 2011, 05:30 PM
In world adventures you can travel between 3 places while in the ambitions and normal sims 3 you are stuck in the same place. and you can marry people from different places as well thats as much as i can remember right now.

Oh and there is a money cheat with sims 3 (if i remember correctly) while ambitions and world adventures has not cheats.:D

Thanks, I will check other reviews if they are not that similar, I might as well purchase both of them.

AkuskaUK
Oct 14, 2011, 05:37 PM
I got DeadSpace :D, EPIC game!

tadad1
Oct 14, 2011, 06:16 PM
App store sales are always international, no need to specify. Apple doesn't allow different prices in different regions. When a developer sets the price of the app, they only set the price Tier, which equates to $0, $0.99, $1.99 etc in the US and Canada, and the equivalents everywhere else. There's no option to charge $0.99 in the US and $6.99 elsewhere.

Not necessarily the case, Electronic Arts trades under the name Electronic Arts Nederland B.V. in a number of iTunes stores around the world and quite often we do not see US app sale prices.

Regbial
Oct 14, 2011, 06:30 PM
App store sales are always international, no need to specify. Apple doesn't allow different prices in different regions. When a developer sets the price of the app, they only set the price Tier, which equates to $0, $0.99, $1.99 etc in the US and Canada, and the equivalents everywhere else. There's no option to charge $0.99 in the US and $6.99 elsewhere.

One of the reasons I love the App Store. :)

vincenz
Oct 14, 2011, 07:27 PM
Been playing dungeon hunter 2 nonstop on my iPhone the past couple days. Best hack and slash rpg I've ever played on a handheld. It's like diablo for ios. It's a steal at 99 cents.

foiden
Oct 14, 2011, 07:34 PM
Awesome. This made me immediately jump on the Dungeon Hunter 2 HD game. I love my dungeon hackers. But decent ones at $0.99 are a steal. Best thing that had me curious about DH2 HD was that this sequel has advanced classes you can choose once you reach a certain level. I always like games that allow you to expand to prestige-like classes (ala. Dungeon Fighter)

Analog Kid
Oct 14, 2011, 09:52 PM
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Some of those EA games are decent, but I'm always disappointed by Gameloft games. They're like the video game equivalent to a puppy mill-- they just churn out product that looks good at the beginning, but once you bring it home you notice all the flaws. Been that way since the old click wheel games-- even serious crash problems don't seem to get addressed.

Skream
Oct 15, 2011, 01:19 AM
Also Tiger Woods is only 99 cents

DandySK
Oct 15, 2011, 03:47 AM
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I don't think this is trully international, as in my AppStore in Slovakia I still see full prices. The discount is possibly available only in the countries where the 4S sale started yesterday. Let's see maybe in two weeks we will have the same over here :-)

sportsnapper
Oct 15, 2011, 06:18 AM
EA games definitely not on sale in the UK - even the scrabble icon is different as it's sold by EA Nederland BV.

Much as I love Macrumors, it is very US centric. I thought there war queues outside the apple stores yesterday, not lines :rolleyes:

Nioxic
Oct 15, 2011, 11:22 AM
the EA games are on sale here in denmark

also gamelofts

i just bought dungeon hunter 2. :)

(i dont buy ea games, i hate that company :P)

blue22
Oct 15, 2011, 03:53 PM
Can anyone list their top 5 games from the list above? I really have no idea what to buy.

From that above sale mine would be:

5. Madden NFL '12
4. The Sims 3
3. Dead Space
2. N.O.V.A. 2
1. Spider-Man: Total Mayhem

anberlinairlift
Oct 15, 2011, 05:54 PM
I wish EA would figure out a comprehensive way to release an iOS version of the NHL games. I know it probably won't happen, but a guy can dream. :o

kemo
Oct 16, 2011, 06:19 AM
worth a look or download for later "free download" and playing... Tiger woods 12 is for free now :)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tiger-woods-pga-tour-12-for/id427703804?mt=8

Westacular
Oct 16, 2011, 01:42 PM
EA games definitely not on sale in the UK - even the scrabble icon is different as it's sold by EA Nederland BV.

Much as I love Macrumors, it is very US centric. I thought there war queues outside the apple stores yesterday, not lines :rolleyes:

Not necessarily the case, Electronic Arts trades under the name Electronic Arts Nederland B.V. in a number of iTunes stores around the world and quite often we do not see US app sale prices.

To be fair, Apple doesn't offer any easy, transparent, or straight-forward way to check the regional availability of app store listings.

For EA's offering inside vs outside of North America, it's not a case of games being priced differently in different regions; it's a case of games with the same name being different apps entirely in different regions. Consequently: they can be in different pricing tiers.

It's a loophole, but arguably a necessary one, as licensing and publishing deals can vary by region.

In the case of Scrabble, the differences are particularly pronounced:

Scrabble on US App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scrabble/id284815117?mt=8)
Scrabble on UK App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/scrabble/id311691366?mt=8)

Different icon, different version numbers, different languages. Even the board colour is different -- it's clear that while they use the same codebase, these are different apps with different rules. And, if you look at the copyright info, you can glimpse why: In the US and Canada, the Scrabble trademark and copyrights are owned by Hasbro. In the rest of the world, it's owned by rival toy company Mattel. (This is due to some ancient legal history.) The basic game remains the same, but certain aspects of the design, branding, (and perhaps finer points in the rules?) have diverged between the two.

EA was clever enough to secure the license to make iOS versions from both Hasbro and Mattel, but those differences (not to mention the accounting for the licensing agreements) require that they release different apps in North America and the rest of the world.

maril1111
Oct 16, 2011, 04:42 PM
Thanks, I will check other reviews if they are not that similar, I might as well purchase both of them.

Hey i am just wondering, so what did you end up doing? Did you purchase both of them?

Melodeath
Oct 19, 2011, 11:56 PM
Damn, I put off buying Dead Space for a few days and now the sale's over haha