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Postby SirBryghtside » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:01 pm UTC

Huh, I got Counter-Strike: Source. Not sure what to do with it.
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Postby headprogrammingczar » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:17 pm UTC

Run screaming in the other direction? The community behind CS:S has gotten pretty terrible over time.
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Postby SirBryghtside » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:21 pm UTC

Maybe someone on TF2 will buy it...
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Postby Obby » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:43 pm UTC

The only game that's tempted me has been Amnesia from the list so far, but I really shouldn't be getting more games to buy anyway... Not because I'm poor, but because I already have so many games. Skyrim, BF3, TOR... plus Mass Effect 3 and Diablo 3 next year, I'm not going to have much spare time for more games. I still have the STALKER games sitting in my list, unplayed, from the last sale where I got them both for $5.
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Postby An Enraged Platypus » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:40 pm UTC

I got Half-Life 2: Deathmatch.

Gave it to the only person on my list that didn't have it.
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Postby eSOANEM » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:31 pm UTC

Ok, by the time I'd woken up and seen the giveaway, bought and downloaded some of the relevant games, I had two hours to complete the objectives. With half an hour left, I have done two of the game-requiring ones. Oh well, good enough, 3 lumps of coal isn't too bad.
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Postby Deva » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:11 pm UTC

May complete the objectives at any time throughout the promotion.
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Postby eSOANEM » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:17 pm UTC

ah, that changes things. Hmm, which ones to go for now, this morning's or this evenings?
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Postby pseudoidiot » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:53 pm UTC

I almost never get more than a couple of the objectives, since most of them require games I'm never interested in.
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Postby bigglesworth » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:57 pm UTC

I hope that the servers will recover in time for me to purchase Recettear.
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Postby bigglesworth » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:57 pm UTC

Oh, look: a full list of all the games you can get through gifts. Note that the list doesn't seem to include Valve games, as ALL Valve games are possible gifts. So if you get TF2 it's apparently a premium copy, and can be given to a F2P player to bring them up to premium. I don't play, so I'm not sure what the difference is.

You should, however, rage if you get Alien Swarm somehow.

Also, apparently some of the achievements can be taken care of ahead of time. Some games also appear to have multiple achievements. Full list here.
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Postby Decker » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:42 pm UTC

I got me a 50% off any game (except valve games) coupon. Good from January until...Aprilish? I'll need to check.
I think it's a better prize than some random game I may not like.
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Postby bigglesworth » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:47 pm UTC

Yeah, that's a good one I guess.
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Postby ProZac » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:33 pm UTC

Yeah, that seems to be relatively good. Better than the 25-50% off a Valve game most of my friends got. I... pretty much own all valve games, and they're all 50% off now. What good is this?

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Postby EdgarJPublius » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:15 pm UTC

So, did everyone get a coupon and then a lump of coal for checking their inventory?
I also apparently got two extra copies of 'The Ship' sometime during the day, though I haven't completed any objectives other than just checking my inventory, dunno what that's about. Does anyone else have The Ship, did you get any gifted copies?
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Postby Deva » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:26 pm UTC

Received two coupons (Valve games and Capsized) upon first checking the inventory. No coal. No free games.
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Postby Decker » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:14 am UTC

Decker wrote:I got me a 50% off any game (except valve games) coupon. Good from January until...Aprilish? I'll need to check.
I think it's a better prize than some random game I may not like.

I'm an idiot.
It's 50% off a valve game.
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Postby SlyReaper » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:29 am UTC

I got a 50% off coupon for some game called Divinity 2: DragonNight Saga. This game happens to be 50% off already, so all this does is extend the 50% offer on that game a little way beyond the start of January.

I don't even want that game. :|
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Postby Soralin » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:50 am UTC

Can I use coupons on already discounted items?

Coupons are valid on discounted items unless specified otherwise.

So I guess you can use it to cut the price in half again. But I haven't tried using any yet.

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Postby bigglesworth » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:01 am UTC

You might, but only after the 2nd Jan.
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Postby Deva » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:09 am UTC

To add further, from the "How Does It Work?" section:
*Most coupons will be usable starting on January 2, but keep your eye out for Golden coupons, which can be used during the Holiday Sale.
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Postby EmptySet » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:43 am UTC

EdgarJPublius wrote:So, did everyone get a coupon and then a lump of coal for checking their inventory?


No, I got a coupon for 50% off Valve games, then a coupon for 50% off Borderlands... which is already 50% off, and which I already own in any event. I would have preferred the coal, since both coupons are completely useless to me.

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Postby Spambot5546 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:56 am UTC

I got Arcania: Gothic 4 for the Psychonauts achievement. Is that any good? I haven't unpacked it if anyone's feeling a trade.
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Postby Obby » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:39 am UTC

25% off any Valve coupon... which is completely useless, as I already own every Valve game, and two of some of them.
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Postby Dason » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:42 am UTC

I've been waiting for Planescape: Torment to drop below $10 for a while on GOG. It's down to $5 - I don't care if it gets lower at any point this is good enough for me. Time to see what all the fuss is about.
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Postby Mr. Mack » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:08 am UTC

25% off Valve games, too bad I own everything on the list that's worth owning, plus many that aren't worth owning and an additional copy of Portal.
I also got two lumps of coal, apparently both for getting the Cargo! objective.

Right now I'm knocking out some of the upcoming objectives, the ones where the objective is to get some achievement. My parents will probably expect me to visit them for Christmas, so I don't know how much time I'll have available to play games, or even have access to the computer.
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Postby EdgarJPublius » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:24 am UTC

Ah, Apparently Blazing Griffin is giving everyone who ever bought The Ship on Steam (including through the end of the winter sale) two free copies to give away.
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Postby Ryom » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:11 am UTC

SlyReaper wrote:I got a 50% off coupon for some game called Divinity 2: DragonNight Saga. This game happens to be 50% off already, so all this does is extend the 50% offer on that game a little way beyond the start of January.

I don't even want that game. :|


Unless you absolutely despise western RPGs, there is no reason not to want Divinity 2. It's what happens when devs actually sit back and think about what makes an RPG fun.

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Spambot5546 wrote:I got Arcania: Gothic 4 for the Psychonauts achievement. Is that any good? I haven't unpacked it if anyone's feeling a trade.


I haven't played it, but from what I've heard it's somewhat mediocre. Apparently it's got really pretty scenery, but the rest of the game is so-so.

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Ryom wrote:
SlyReaper wrote:I got a 50% off coupon for some game called Divinity 2: DragonNight Saga. This game happens to be 50% off already, so all this does is extend the 50% offer on that game a little way beyond the start of January.

I don't even want that game. :|


Unless you absolutely despise western RPGs, there is no reason not to want Divinity 2. It's what happens when devs actually sit back and think about what makes an RPG fun.

I don't despise them, I nothing them. The two I've played are Witcher and Oblivion, and I got bored of both after a few hours of play.
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Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:44 pm UTC

I snagged HL2 Ep 2 for $2, having already played the original and Ep 1 from a friend's account.
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:47 pm UTC

Dason wrote:I've been waiting for Planescape: Torment to drop below $10 for a while on GOG. It's down to $5 - I don't care if it gets lower at any point this is good enough for me. Time to see what all the fuss is about.

You may have problems getting it to run. Work with it, google it and so on, get the game to run.

It's.. so, so very worth it.


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Postby Dason » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:52 pm UTC

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Dason wrote:I've been waiting for Planescape: Torment to drop below $10 for a while on GOG. It's down to $5 - I don't care if it gets lower at any point this is good enough for me. Time to see what all the fuss is about.

You may have problems getting it to run. Work with it, google it and so on, get the game to run.

*Additional advice*

Thanks. I haven't had time to even try to install it yet but hopefully I'll get around to that tomorrow. The only computer I have that can play it is currently being used for simulations for my RA. I can't wait until they stop.

I haven't dared go on steam recently because I already have a backlog of games to play and essentially no time to play them.
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SecondTalon wrote:
Dason wrote:I've been waiting for Planescape: Torment to drop below $10 for a while on GOG. It's down to $5 - I don't care if it gets lower at any point this is good enough for me. Time to see what all the fuss is about.

You may have problems getting it to run. Work with it, google it and so on, get the game to run.

It's.. so, so very worth it.

I was under the impression that GoG did some sort of magic to make things work on modern computers.

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Postby Soralin » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:46 pm UTC

Endless Mike wrote:I was under the impression that GoG did some sort of magic to make things work on modern computers.

Yeah, GOG typically already handles all you need to run their games on a modern OS. Often that just means packaging Dosbox with it, and configured so you can just double click on an icon, and it'll start up through that. Or having it already patched to run on modern OSs or such if that sort of thing is necessary.

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Postby Felstaff » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:56 pm UTC

<3GoG. Constantly bombard me requesting I buy The Witcher II, though. It's not the Witchest of the two, I'll admit.

My Steam Gift is a free copy of Strong Bad's Game For Attractive People: Season 1. Not bad, seeing as it's £14.73 on Steam (with a 33% discount as it is). I think it's because I just gifted a bunch of games to people (HL2, HL2:Ep1, Portal, Monkey Island SE) after having them sat there for a coupla years. And, as I'm quite the attractive person in Strong Bad's eyes, it was if this game were made for me!
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Dason wrote:I've been waiting for Planescape: Torment to drop below $10 for a while on GOG. It's down to $5 - I don't care if it gets lower at any point this is good enough for me. Time to see what all the fuss is about.

You may have problems getting it to run. Work with it, google it and so on, get the game to run.

It's.. so, so very worth it.

I was under the impression that GoG did some sort of magic to make things work on modern computers.
GoG's guarantee is that the game will start and that you can get to the menu to hit New Game, Start or whatever sequence is needed to make it go. After that, you're on your own.

That said, GoG's forums are fucking fantastic at making shit work.
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Postby Endless Mike » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:34 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:GoG's guarantee is that the game will start and that you can get to the menu to hit New Game, Start or whatever sequence is needed to make it go. After that, you're on your own.

That said, GoG's forums are fucking fantastic at making shit work.

Ahhh okay that makes sense.

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Postby hendusoone » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:01 pm UTC

I got a 33% off any valve game coupon... but I already own *every single valve game* - I bought the valve complete pack *years* ago in a very nice sale, have purchased most other valve games, and got the rest (giftable duplicate copies, even!) from when I completed all of the achievements in the Portal 2 ARG (golden potato, woo!). What the hell am I supposed to do with this? It will only be useful if Valve launches another game before Jan 2...
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Postby ProZac » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:38 pm UTC

hendusoone wrote:It will only be useful if Valve launches another game before Jan 2...

Well then it's not useful at all since you probably can't use your coupon until Jan 2nd! (Unless it's gold)


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