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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby headprogrammingczar » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:42 pm UTC

I was about to get it, but then I noticed they changed their weapon model from one uber-rifle and no weapon switch to having a choice between 4 primaries, plus a pistol and grenades. IMO, they took a great idea and wasted it.
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Postby Rakysh » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:11 pm UTC

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Postby thecommabandit » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:43 pm UTC

headprogrammingczar wrote:I was about to get it, but then I noticed they changed their weapon model from one uber-rifle and no weapon switch to having a choice between 4 primaries, plus a pistol and grenades. IMO, they took a great idea and wasted it.

By no means. It was a pretty good game before; a great and innovative idea with beautiful and skillful execution let down by monotony. With the new additions of weapons and maps it's made much, much better. With one gun you knew what everyone was going to do, it was either mid-range Rambo or long-range sniping. With the new guns you get some unexpected combat geometry like circling round an asteroid to sneak behind someone with a shotgun, or hanging back a bit to do suppressing fire with the machine gun. It's nothing if not improved by the new additions.
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Postby Sizik » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:53 am UTC

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Postby Shivahn » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:32 pm UTC

Bethesda stuff is on sale.

Fallout 3, Oblivion, and Morrowind GotY editions are all there. For 25, 8.50 and 5 dollars, respectively. I am now poor.

Also, Eversion's on steam. It's a neat little indie game, though it's very short (you can beat it in probably an hour or two, 100% it in only a little while more). There's a less pretty version for free if you just want to play it, but I thought it was worth the five dollars to support the creator.

It was also creepy as fuck when it was dark out, if you're into things like that. Though not everyone found it creepy.

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Postby Amnesiasoft » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:58 am UTC

Metro 2033 is half off. I'm really... OH GOD, WHAT JUST HAPPENED, wait, how'd that get in my... THE BUY BUTTON CLICKED ITSELF, I SWEAR!

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Postby dbsmith » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:41 am UTC

Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box for US$8 (ish). Bought!

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Postby nowfocus » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:53 pm UTC

So this week is/has been EA week - every day a different theme of game from EA is put on sale.

Yesterday was Racing Day - thats how Burnout Paradise was $8.
Friday Mirrors Edge, Dead Space, and Spore go on sale
Saturday the Mass Effect franchise goes on sale
Sunday Dragon Age goes on sale.

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Postby Endless Mike » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:43 pm UTC

dbsmith wrote:Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box for US$8 (ish). Bought!

I would have bought this if I didn't already have the Ultimate Box on PS3 (digital, at that) from when it was on sale for $30, and a disc copy of the 360 version. $8 is a steal for that game.

I may grab Mirror's Edge if it's like $5 even though I have it on XBox.

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Postby SlyReaper » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:12 pm UTC

Endless Mike wrote:
dbsmith wrote:Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box for US$8 (ish). Bought!

I would have bought this if I didn't already have the Ultimate Box on PS3 (digital, at that) from when it was on sale for $30, and a disc copy of the 360 version. $8 is a steal for that game.

I may grab Mirror's Edge if it's like $5 even though I have it on XBox.


It's £3.24. That probably translates to $5.
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Postby Endless Mike » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:16 pm UTC

Jeff Green just tweeted that it's $4.99.

I will be buying when I get home.

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Postby Mishrak » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:34 pm UTC

Dead Space seems pretty cool. Has anyone played it?

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Postby Xeio » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:39 pm UTC

Mishrak wrote:Dead Space seems pretty cool. Has anyone played it?
It's awesome. Though not quite as survivaly as some people wanted (putting it on insane partially fixes this).

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Postby Endless Mike » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:41 pm UTC

I didn't really like it much, myself, but I can see why people did.

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Postby thecommabandit » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:20 pm UTC

It had pretty much the exact same plot as System Shock 2, was incredibly predictable in its enemy placement and make-you-jump moments, but successfully cultivated a great atmosphere. It also did vacuum and zero gravity environments really well. It was certainly worth the £0 I totally legitimately actually paid for it. No really, I bought it from the EA website, the price just happened to be zero. Same with Mirror's Edge and Mercenaries 2. It was a fun glitch.
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Postby SlyReaper » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:30 pm UTC

I bought it on Steam ages ago but I haven't actually played it yet. That's what happens when they have sales on lots of games at once...

May as well give it a go. Ugh, 7.7GB to download. :?
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Postby Jorpho » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:23 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:I bought it on Steam ages ago but I haven't actually played it yet.
Such a magical phrase. It needs to be carved into a monument, or immortalized in poetry somehow.

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Postby Amalith » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:38 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:
SlyReaper wrote:I bought it on Steam ages ago but I haven't actually played it yet.
Such a magical phrase. It needs to be carved into a monument, or immortalized in poetry somehow.


So true. Mirrors Edge, Deus Ex, Morrowind, now Mass Effect. I can't pass up the $5 sales, even if I know it will take me forever to get around to them.

Though I think I'm gonna play through Mass Effect 1 and 2 these coming weeks, once they finish downloading (The one thing retail has over steam is that it doesn't take a full day after buying for me to be able to play it).

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Postby SoapyHobo » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:17 pm UTC

Deus Ex deserves your love.
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Postby Vaniver » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:23 am UTC

Mass Effect Day! I'm so glad I waited to buy ME2. These frequent sales are sort of perverse like that, but I guess they do it to keep you logging in / talking about / playing old games? I know I wouldn't be playing Fallout 3 again if they hadn't put the GOTY edition up for sale (which I bought, since I hadn't gotten any of the DLCs before).
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Postby Xeio » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:35 am UTC

SoapyHobo wrote:Deus Ex deserves your love.
If only my Xbox wasn't broken and/or the 360 was backwards compatible with that game. I never did finish it. :cry:

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Postby novax6 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:00 am UTC

Xeio wrote:
SoapyHobo wrote:Deus Ex deserves your love.
If only my Xbox wasn't broken and/or the 360 was backwards compatible with that game. I never did finish it. :cry:


Woah woah woah woah. Woah. I'm 100% sure Hobo was talking about the glorious, shining original game for the pc, not it's retarded, hideous, dumbed-down sequel that came out a few years later.
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Postby SoapyHobo » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:19 am UTC

novax6 wrote:...retarded, hideous, dumbed-down sequel that came out a few years later.
Deus Ex has no sequel, maybe it will have a prequel. We shall see.
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Postby LTK » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:39 pm UTC

Will you stop that? Deus Ex 2 could not compare to the original, but there are certainly worse games around.

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Postby novax6 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:58 pm UTC

LTK wrote:Will you stop that? Deus Ex 2 could not compare to the original, but there are certainly worse games around.


True, but it's one of those things where, because of the excellence of the original and because you (the player) had such high exceptions, you can't help but constantly compare it, and it does not compare favorably in any way.
The first game was an all time classic, and the second was a completely forgettable shooter.

I too, am hoping the new one lives up the first. It definitely has great graphics, but I'm extremely skeptical since I haven't seen any gameplay footage yet. I'm not really sure any publisher nowadays (with a decent budget at least) has the balls to back a game like Deus Ex, without watering it so it will appeal to more people and sell more copies.

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Postby thecommabandit » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:05 pm UTC

novax6 wrote:I too, am hoping the new one lives up the first. It definitely has great graphics, but I'm extremely sceptical since I haven't seen any gameplay footage yet. I'm not really sure any publisher nowadays (with a decent budget at least) has the balls to back a game like Deus Ex, without watering it so it will appeal to more people and sell more copies.

The developer interviews and previews floating around the tubes have left me cautiously optimistic about the new Deus Ex. They seem to be keeping with the idea of having multiple solutions to any given problem, with the addition of consequences to whichever route you took. Of course, one can never be sure until the thing is actually played.
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Postby SlyReaper » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:40 am UTC

So long as they don't do "one ammo type for every single weapon lolz", that's already an improvement on IW.
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Postby Jorpho » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:30 pm UTC

Heads up: if you missed Deus Ex back in April (that's page 8), you have an opportunity to get it again.

(Of course I haven't played Deus Ex 2 since I bought it. What a silly question.)

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Postby ProZac » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:50 pm UTC

Yeah, I definitely picked Dues Ex up last night. I've had an interest in it for years, now I just have to make time for it. Stupid time. Why isn't there more of you allocated for gaming?

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Postby SlyReaper » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:36 pm UTC

Well I'm playing Deus Ex again, and I've found yet another way to approach the NSF warehouse with the generator. :mrgreen:
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Postby StrengthInFaith » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:42 am UTC

Just a tiny heads-up. Counter-Strike: Source is on sale for $6.80, down from $19.99. I've never played it myself, but I've heard it's pretty popular.

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Postby Endless Mike » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:07 pm UTC

That's still barely a deal unless you have every other game in the Orange Box.

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Postby ProZac » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:17 pm UTC

Endless Mike wrote:That's still barely a deal unless you have every other game in the Orange Box.

:?:
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Postby Endless Mike » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:31 pm UTC

It wasn't? Oh. Never mind then.

Oh wait, I got it with the HL2 Collector's Edition.

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Postby novax6 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:52 pm UTC

Huge gigantic sale on hundreds of games on steam right now. I've only looked through some, but there's a lot of stuff 50-75% off.
If you've been waiting to pick up an older game, or one of the collection packs, it looks like now is definitely the time.

Edit: bought a couple old strategy games for a few dollars. The introversion pack is only $5 (Darwinia, Multiwinia, Defcon, Uplink). I'm forced to buy that as well now.

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Postby SoapyHobo » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:21 pm UTC

Useful tip:

DO NOT BUY A GAME EVEN IF IT IS ON SALE UNTIL YOU ARE SURE THAT THERE IS NO DAILY SALE FOR IT COMING.

Basically, don't buy anything until it's been in a daily sale or it's the last day of the sale.
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Postby Jorpho » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:37 pm UTC

SoapyHobo wrote:DO NOT BUY A GAME EVEN IF IT IS ON SALE UNTIL YOU ARE SURE THAT THERE IS NO DAILY SALE FOR IT COMING.

Basically, don't buy anything until it's been in a daily sale or it's the last day of the sale.
Sage advice.

I am sort of tempted to get Killing Floor, since several months ago someone actually invited me to play - but that was months ago, nothing's come of it since, and I doubt I can find a good group to play with on my own.

F* me, I think I'm about to buy Darwinia for the third time.
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Postby thecommabandit » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:40 pm UTC

SoapyHobo wrote:Useful tip:

DO NOT BUY A GAME EVEN IF IT IS ON SALE UNTIL YOU ARE SURE THAT THERE IS NO DAILY SALE FOR IT COMING.

Basically, don't buy anything until it's been in a daily sale or it's the last day of the sale.

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Postby headprogrammingczar » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:48 pm UTC

He spent it all on soap, obviously.
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Postby Vaniver » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:40 pm UTC

All sorts of games are on sale now. I picked up more (despite having at least 50 hours left to go on Steam games I bought recently); it's amazing how a Steam sale awakens the "hmm, I considered getting that before, and might want it in the future, and it's really cheap now, so I should buy it now and play it later" instinct that just seeing the game for that cheap doesn't.

[edit]Games that have non-Steam DRM on Steam make me rage. I played Bioshock 2 for four hours before discovering that I can't save without a Windows Live (or whatever it is) account, and that I couldn't sign into it with updating it, and I couldn't update it without closing the game (save first!, it helpfully recommends).

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