September 8, 2008

Get The Shivering Isles for Free (Strong Potential)

In 2006, Bethesda Software released a little game called, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. This game gained Game of the Year status. I bring Oblivion up for a couple reasons. The first, is that Bethesda Software is about to release Fallout 3 in late October, which renewed my interest in Oblivion. I remember liking the game a couple of years ago and I never followed up on the expansion packs.

This brings me to my second point. Subscribers to the Xbox Live newsletter know that Microsoft is having a sale on The Shivering Isles, the expansion pack to Oblivion. The expansion pack offers 10 to 30 hours of new content (depending on who you listen to). This is in addition to the 100+ hours you can play with the original game. You are definitely getting your money’s worth with this completely awesome game. It ranks as my second favorite of all time for the 360.

If you decide to download the expansion pack through Xbox Live, it’s going to cost you 1600 MS points (while it’s on sale). If you trade for it on Goozex, you’ll get it for 500 Goozex points. The beauty of this is that you can trade it back for 500 Goozex points, and you’ll essentially have the expansion pack for free. That’s what I did. I can’t guarantee it will work for you. But looking at the stats shows that it probably will.

With an expansion pack, you install and save the game on your hard drive. So, you get the disc, install it, and then trade it back.

If you look at the trading info, there are a limited number of these discs being traded. And there’s a lot more people asking for it than offering it. That means, there’s an excellent chance you won’t have any trouble trading it back.

Give Oblivion a try, or go back and revisit it, if nothing else it will get you ready for Fallout 3.