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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby DaBigCheez » Wed May 24, 2017 11:28 pm UTC

GOG.com is apparently doing a "RPG Week" sale through the 28th, to correspond with the release of Gwent. Witcher 3, Pillars of Eternity, Legend of Grimrock 2, and Shadowrun Returns are probably the most notable ones, plus a smattering of classics (Deus Ex, System Shock 2, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, etc.). No free games, but relatively steep discounts.
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Postby New User » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:50 pm UTC

A game called Outland is currently free on Steam for a limited time.

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Postby Xanthir » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:21 pm UTC

Hot dang, Shadows Of Morder is only $3.99 right now http://store.steampowered.com/app/241930/Middleearth_Shadow_of_Mordor/
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Postby New User » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:30 am UTC

Killing Floor is currently free on Humble Bundle store.

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Postby HES » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:45 am UTC

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Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:23 pm UTC

Just to confirm.

Is it still the case where games that are on sale in general sometimes show up as a daily/special deal? So if there are a couple games on my wishlist currently on sale I should wait and see if they show up as a daily deal?
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Postby HES » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:48 pm UTC

I think they got rid of that after negative feedback, so the discounts are what they are. Simple enough to confirm - are there any daily/hourly/whatever deals on the homepage at the moment?
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Postby Gwydion » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:06 pm UTC

There are not. The prices you see now are going to be the prices for the remainder of the sale.

In addition to the negative feedback, they also changed this when they instituted their return policy, since they would just create a lot of hassle by having people buy and return/price-match the games every couple days.

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Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:26 pm UTC

Then it's time to buy some cheap wishlist games. Woo!
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Postby Jorpho » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:08 pm UTC

I have too many games. I can easily resist most of these. Whatever I buy will probably end up in a bottom-tier Humble Bundle before long anyway.

I am a little tempted by Hiragana Battle and Katakana Battle, but I kind of suspect there must be better alternatives out there. (Any suggestions..?)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/43827 ... na_Battle/

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Postby Zohar » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:29 pm UTC

I got Dishonored 2 and Banner Saga 2. I haven't played the first Dishonored but I heard you don't really need to - what do you all think?
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Postby heuristically_alone » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:03 pm UTC

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Postby Chen » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:04 am UTC

Zohar wrote:I got Dishonored 2 and Banner Saga 2. I haven't played the first Dishonored but I heard you don't really need to - what do you all think?


I played the original Dishonored WAY back and dont remember much of it. I havent had an issue understanding things in 2 yet (also picked it up during this sale).

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Postby CorruptUser » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:27 pm UTC

Tempted to get Nuka-World addon for Fallout 4, but a lot of people are complaining that the content is mostly for evil characters. E.g., the Dark Brotherhood questline in Skyrim, where you have the choice of doing the best quests in the game, or killing the Dark Brotherhood in 10 minutes. The "problem" with Fallout 4 is that I really have a hard time choosing sides, because it feels all too "real", so I virtually always side with the "good" guys. What I've heard they should have done is have the "good" path be a series of subversions and betrayals of the raiders, but instead they just have "kill em all". Because that's what Fallout 4 needed; more pointless battles.

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Postby HES » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:34 pm UTC

At this point I would only pick it up because it's a requirement for some of the bigger mods.
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Postby CorruptUser » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:16 am UTC

The only big mod I have is Sim Settlements. Next biggest is unlimited companions, because fuck you if you think I should take forever to get companions to max affinity one by one. Of course, combined with unlimited ammo for companions, giving everyone a grenade results in everything being clusterbombed to death, so that's always fun. What big mod is really worthwhile? I mean, I might try "Nora lives", where you get to have your wife as a companion.

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Postby poxic » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:53 pm UTC

In case there's someone out there who isn't flat broke yet: here's a series of reddit posts summarising some nice deals on Steam right now.

(Just picked up the Double Fine Bundle for C$20.38, including Grim Fandango which I didn't have the chance to finish back when it was newish.)
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Postby ameretrifle » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:22 am UTC

Jorpho wrote:I am a little tempted by Hiragana Battle and Katakana Battle, but I kind of suspect there must be better alternatives out there. (Any suggestions..?)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/43827 ... na_Battle/

Oh, I have that one (hiragana). I've only played one session, though, so I can't speak too extensively on it. It might depend a bit on your knowledge and skill level? If you already know it, things get a bit boring, and I remembered the lesson pacing seemed dodgy, though I can't remember exactly how. As an RPG, it's not exactly super hard, and the plot is basically window dressing-- don't come for the writing, either. But I think it probably does its basic job of getting you to associate symbols with sounds (or the English letters for those sounds, anyway, no voices IIRC), and Hiragana at least is pretty damn cheap if I remember correctly.

For alternatives, from my experience, you might be better off looking at the app store. Duolingo finally added Japanese a couple days ago-- I think it's best used with lessons on its website, though it took me way too long to figure out that even exists; otherwise, it kind of dumps you in the deep end, but still does its job. Repetitio mater memoriae. I also got a lot of use out of Obenkyo; it has a lot of info and a fair number of quiz options. Not gamified, but otherwise a solid resource. KanjiSenpai might also help if you want an app that'll set goals and push you to do things and such. There's probably others I don't know about because I'm super cheap and haven't checked in a while.

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Postby Jorpho » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:30 pm UTC

Aye, I think I'll skip it, or at least wait for a bundle. Apparently Slime Forest Adventure covers much the same content in its free version.
https://lrnj.com/

That leaves Runbow, which is slightly pointless considering how rare I have that many people over to play with.

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Postby Thesh » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:31 am UTC

Considering Fallout 4 Season Pass. How solid is Far Harbor? Is this the Bethesda that gave us Broken Steel or the Bethesda that gave us Dawnguard?
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Postby emceng » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:37 pm UTC

I've tried to find another good strategy game I can play via Steamlink while using an elliptical. Civ 5 has been perfect. I bought Gal Civ 3 a few days ago, but it just is not grabbing me. Feels like I should have just opened 2 and played that. Maybe I'm just too into Civ 5. I can get a perfect handle on wtf is going on at about any point. I know the tech tree, combat is simple, and the map is much easier to read than a starscape.
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emceng wrote:I've tried to find another good strategy game I can play via Steamlink while using an elliptical. Civ 5 has been perfect. I bought Gal Civ 3 a few days ago, but it just is not grabbing me. Feels like I should have just opened 2 and played that. Maybe I'm just too into Civ 5. I can get a perfect handle on wtf is going on at about any point. I know the tech tree, combat is simple, and the map is much easier to read than a starscape.


Skip galciv 3 and MOO, just grab Stellaris. Also notepad++, they make it easy to twerk. E.g., you think that all worlds should be vote, go ahead. Disable research penalty for big empire? Go ahead. Etc.

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Postby New User » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:56 pm UTC

Space Pilgrim Episode 1 and Pony Island are free on Humble Bundle right now.

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Postby emceng » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:18 pm UTC

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emceng wrote:I've tried to find another good strategy game I can play via Steamlink while using an elliptical. Civ 5 has been perfect. I bought Gal Civ 3 a few days ago, but it just is not grabbing me. Feels like I should have just opened 2 and played that. Maybe I'm just too into Civ 5. I can get a perfect handle on wtf is going on at about any point. I know the tech tree, combat is simple, and the map is much easier to read than a starscape.


Skip galciv 3 and MOO, just grab Stellaris. Also notepad++, they make it easy to twerk. E.g., you think that all worlds should be vote, go ahead. Disable research penalty for big empire? Go ahead. Etc.


I am really interested in Stellaris, but just not sure it'll work. controlling a real time strategy game while using an elliptical seems like it would be difficult.
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Postby New User » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:55 pm UTC

Deadlight: Director's Cut is currently free on gog.com. I think it was recently given away on Steam, because it's in my Steam library.

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Postby emceng » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:24 pm UTC

I wish there was a way to get alerts for sales I am interested in. Steam sends me emails, but they're spotty. I'm more interested in getting Voodoo Vince for Xbox, but I'm too busy right now to play. Would like to just have an alert on my phone if it is on sale, and buy it then.
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Postby Jorpho » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:45 pm UTC

You might be better off setting something up at http://www.isthereanydeal.com .

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Postby Zohar » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:05 am UTC

Was going to suggest Is There Any Deal as well. It's so great!
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Postby New User » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:28 pm UTC

Back to Bed and Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee are currently free on Steam. Oddworld is also free on GOG.com.

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Postby CorruptUser » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:20 am UTC

So I have a 50% off coupon for Civ VI Digital Delux, which takes it down to $40. Anyone got anything to trade for it?

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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:27 am UTC

Brutal Legend is free at Humble Bundle.

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Postby LaserGuy » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:20 am UTC

Am I the only one who missed that you can't stockpile Steam gifts anymore and can only send them to people who are your friends at the time of sale?

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Postby EdgarJPublius » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:02 pm UTC

I mentioned that in the Fleeting Thoughts thread.


I wanted to sell a bunch of PUBG and TF2 items on the Steam Market to fund the sale, but I just recently got a new phone and moved all my authenticator apps, including SteamGuard to the new phone. Unfortunately, it turns out that when you move your SteamGuard authenticator, it triggers a 7 day cooldown where anything you put on the market before then is held for 15 days before being listed.

Oh well, I guess the winter sell isn't too far off.
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Postby CorruptUser » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:46 pm UTC

SOOO MANY GAMES FOR SALE!

Yet I picked the one game that was only 10% off, Divinity Original Sin II. Such a fool...

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Postby New User » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:40 pm UTC

My friend wants to buy Payday 2 Ultimate Edition for one of this friends, as a gift through Steam. But he doesn't even have the option, because he already owns it, and the Add To Cart button becomes unclickable in that situation. Steam's new gifting system has some problems.

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Postby EdgarJPublius » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:12 pm UTC

Still works for me. The Add to Cart button is just relocated below the 'play now' button and 'writer a review' prompt, which places it 'below the fold' so-to speak, but scrolling down shows the Add to Cart button and it is clickable. Once I clicked Add to Cart, the 'Purchase for Myself' option was greyed out, but 'Purchase as a Gift' was right next to it.
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Postby Jorpho » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:17 pm UTC

LaserGuy wrote:Am I the only one who missed that you can't stockpile Steam gifts anymore and can only send them to people who are your friends at the time of sale?
I once liked to do that for games I wasn't planning to play right away, because sometimes Humble Bundle (or others) would require you to redeem a bunch of different games with one key, and in such cases a game in my library would just go to waste – whereas a "gift" in my Steam inventory could be passed on to someone else.

It doesn't matter so much anymore since I haven't seen one of those multi-game keys in quite a while. And since I can barely even give away my excess inventory on a good day. Ayoye.

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Postby New User » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:49 am UTC

EdgarJPublius wrote:Still works for me. The Add to Cart button is just relocated below the 'play now' button and 'writer a review' prompt, which places it 'below the fold' so-to speak, but scrolling down shows the Add to Cart button and it is clickable. Once I clicked Add to Cart, the 'Purchase for Myself' option was greyed out, but 'Purchase as a Gift' was right next to it.

Here is a screenshot of how the store page looks in my browser. Note the tooltip on the lower "Add To Cart" button, which appears when I place my mouse cursor over that button or the other one at the top of the page.
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Screenshot-2017-11-27 Save 78% on PAYDAY 2 Ultimate Edition on Steam.jpg

This doesn't look anything like what you described (no "Play Now" button, no "Write a Review" button), so I'd like to know what we are doing differently. Maybe this page looks different because it's a bundle and you're looking at a game page.

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Postby EdgarJPublius » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:51 am UTC

Yea, I was looking at a single game page, not a bundle, that probably accounts for the difference.
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