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Postby SurgicalSteel » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:32 pm UTC

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Postby Izawwlgood » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:08 pm UTC

Dungeon Siege III is currently available for ~3.50USD
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Postby Drumheller769 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:29 pm UTC

I wanted to like that game so much...but the new ones just don't compare to the original.
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Postby Metaphysician » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:05 pm UTC

I picked up Batman Arkham City for $7.50 yesterday.
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Postby Eomund » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:14 am UTC

Civ 5 and the related add ons are 75% off this weekend (on Steam). And you can try it out this weekend for free. I think I might have to get God's and Kings.

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Postby Obby » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:35 am UTC

G&K makes Civ 5 way, way better. It fixes a load of bugs that the original had, adds about a dozen civs to play as, and adds in espionage and religion systems which are really nifty. Espionage gets kind of annoying to me because I feel like the AI has a huge advantage with it by default, but the religion addition is really good.

On topic, Steam is also running a Saints Row: the Third weekend. Free to play until Monday, and 75% off during that time if you choose to buy it. I probably will pick it up, $10 isn't too bad and it's full of wacky humor and over-the-top action in a GTA setting.
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Postby Jorpho » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:05 pm UTC

Like a lot of other people, I picked up Saint's Row the Third with the THQ bundle a while back (and have yet to play it).

Is any of the DLC particularly interesting?

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Postby Jack21222 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:58 pm UTC

Obby wrote: Espionage gets kind of annoying to me because I feel like the AI has a huge advantage with it by default


I've found the exact opposite, but this isn't the thread to get into an argument why.
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Postby Xeio » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:35 pm UTC

If you happen not to have Torchlight (the first one) it's free on GoG for 48 hours.

At least according to their mailer. It's not actually showing as free yet on the game page when I'm not logged in (already have it, so I can't see the price while logged in if that makes a difference).

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Postby Dason » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:40 pm UTC

Xeio wrote:If you happen not to have Torchlight (the first one) it's free on GoG for 48 hours.

At least according to their mailer. It's not actually showing as free yet on the game page when I'm not logged in (already have it, so I can't see the price while logged in if that makes a difference).

Was free for me - thanks for the heads up! I already have it on steam but might as well grab it on gog too...
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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:32 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:Like a lot of other people, I picked up Saint's Row the Third with the THQ bundle a while back (and have yet to play it).

Is any of the DLC particularly interesting?

The Saint's Flow one - while uninteresting in it's story, let's you run around with superpowers.

I want them in the rest of the game. Sadface.
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Postby Zarq » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:49 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
Jorpho wrote:Like a lot of other people, I picked up Saint's Row the Third with the THQ bundle a while back (and have yet to play it).

Is any of the DLC particularly interesting?

The Saint's Flow one - while uninteresting in it's story, let's you run around with superpowers.

I want them in the rest of the game. Sadface.


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Postby Felstaff » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:57 pm UTC

Everything on GOG is ridiculously cheap for 24 hours.

I bought Alan Wake + American Nightmare for $5* on Tuesday, with only 15 minutes of the deal to spare. It's down by 80% this time around, so you can still get it for <$9 for the next... 23 hours or so.

Alongside everything else. Myst 1-5 is <$10, Might & Magic is <$9 for all 10 games, to name a few.


*It came to £2.97 + £1 International Transaction fee.
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Postby WibblyWobbly » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:36 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:Everything on GOG is ridiculously cheap for 24 hours.

I bought Alan Wake + American Nightmare for $5* on Tuesday, with only 15 minutes of the deal to spare. It's down by 80% this time around, so you can still get it for <$9 for the next... 23 hours or so.

Alongside everything else. Myst 1-5 is <$10, Might & Magic is <$9 for all 10 games, to name a few.


*It came to £2.97 + £1 International Transaction fee.

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Postby AlexTheSeal » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:19 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:Everything on GOG is ridiculously cheap for 24 hours.


Every Ultima game for $9 total. Hope the next month or so is open on your calendar. This is what RPGs are all about, kids.

(Or you can get the best of the series, Ultima IV, for free here.)

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Postby Jorpho » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:03 am UTC

If only they also offered Steam keys. It's so tempting to get Fez for $5 now, but why not wait for the Steam sale?

I see they seem to be the only ones with Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 at the moment. That never appeared on Steam.

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Postby rmsgrey » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:09 am UTC

Jorpho wrote:If only they also offered Steam keys. It's so tempting to get Fez for $5 now, but why not wait for the Steam sale?

I see they seem to be the only ones with Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 at the moment. That never appeared on Steam.


My big question about the LoK games on GOG compared to Steam is whether they've managed to patch Soul Reaver to the point where it actually works...

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Postby SurgicalSteel » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:04 am UTC

Felstaff wrote:Everything on GOG is ridiculously cheap for 24 hours.
Holy crap, that's almost a Steam level sale. Glad I got some side-pay recently.
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Postby 3rdtry » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:38 am UTC

Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures only $3! Point-and-click is not dead yet.

Also Monkey Island and Sam & Max, yes. But I haven't tried those yet.

Edit: offer ends in 1h so if you're reading this it probably already ended. Sorry about that.

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Postby Jesse » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:47 pm UTC

rmsgrey wrote:
Jorpho wrote:If only they also offered Steam keys. It's so tempting to get Fez for $5 now, but why not wait for the Steam sale?

I see they seem to be the only ones with Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 at the moment. That never appeared on Steam.


My big question about the LoK games on GOG compared to Steam is whether they've managed to patch Soul Reaver to the point where it actually works...


I am currently playing Soul Reaver and my answer is: yes.

There's still bugs, but they generally disappear with a quick save and restart.

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Postby rmsgrey » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:56 pm UTC

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Jorpho wrote:If only they also offered Steam keys. It's so tempting to get Fez for $5 now, but why not wait for the Steam sale?

I see they seem to be the only ones with Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 at the moment. That never appeared on Steam.


My big question about the LoK games on GOG compared to Steam is whether they've managed to patch Soul Reaver to the point where it actually works...


I am currently playing Soul Reaver and my answer is: yes.

There's still bugs, but they generally disappear with a quick save and restart.


The killer for me on Steam was when it crashed at the victory cutscene against the spider-boss and then crashed whenever I tried approaching his lair on a reload...

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Postby Deva » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:23 pm UTC

Launched the Steam Summer Sale. Lasts until July 22. Features four flash sales every eight hours.
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Postby Jorpho » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:28 pm UTC

Remember to wait if something isn't a Flash sale or a daily deal!

Curiously, Fez is not on sale at all yet. Shucks. I'm also holding out for Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara.

Someone suggested http://www.enhancedsteam.com for price tracking, but I haven't checked it out yet.

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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:09 pm UTC

AlexTheSeal wrote:
Felstaff wrote:Everything on GOG is ridiculously cheap for 24 hours.


Every Ultima game for $9 total. Hope the next month or so is open on your calendar. This is what RPGs are all about, kids.

(Or you can get the best of the series, Ultima IV, for free here.)


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Postby Coin » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:23 pm UTC

Steam Summer Sale has just started but the servers are somewhat overwhelmed by the attention it's getting =)
Lots of good deals including Bioshock Inifinite, Anti Chamber, Skyrim Legendary Edition and Don't Starve.
Now where did I put my wallet...
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Postby EdgarJPublius » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:44 pm UTC

I have $24 in my steam wallet from selling items on the community market that I've been saving for just this occasion.

That's my budget for this steam sale, I'm very interested to see how much value I can get out of it.
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Postby Nylonathatep » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:31 pm UTC

Blew a lot of cash buying Civ: Gods and Kings, Skyrim Legendary edition, and Magic 2014. The first two game came with 40% discount so I was still very happy with the purchase.

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Postby Xeio » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:02 am UTC

Picked up the BL2 Season Pass. I think I'm good for this sale.

(I was looking at my account page, apparently only 5 of the 30-ish games I own on steam were actually purchased through the Steam store)

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Postby SirBryghtside » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:37 am UTC

Started off with Antichamber. Looking to buy Metro 2033 as well, but not sure what else - Maybe if Tomb Raider becomes ultra cheap I'll get it. I'll just keep an eye on stuff for now.
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SecondTalon wrote:
AlexTheSeal wrote:
Felstaff wrote:Everything on GOG is ridiculously cheap for 24 hours.


Every Ultima game for $9 total. Hope the next month or so is open on your calendar. This is what RPGs are all about, kids.

(Or you can get the best of the series, Ultima IV, for free here.)


You spelled "Ultima V or VII" wrong. It's okay, it happens.


You misspelled "Ultima Underworld". One of the laws of the Internet; correcting a spelling mistake always leads to another misteak.

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Postby philsov » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:58 pm UTC

No. He was right the first time :mrgreen: . 4 is the best; character creation quiz, sandboxy world (no main storyline or villain to speak of), day/night/lunar cycles... mmmm.

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Postby Jorpho » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:08 am UTC

But... But Rogue Legacy hasn't been a flash or daily deal yet!

It does sound like a pretty good idea, though.

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Postby SlyReaper » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:28 am UTC

Picked up Tomb Raider on the cheap because it has been getting good reviews. My review of the first couple of hour's play: holy quick-time events, Batman! This game is stuffed full of them. At first it's like "press left-right-left-right" then suddenly it's "Press the F key! But not yet; you have to wait until the rapidly shrinking circle is inside the other circle!" And it sometimes makes you do that a number of times before going "Mash the E button now too late you're dead!". It's practically impossible to get past some of those on the first go. I had to do one with a wolf in a cave about 10 times before finally getting past it. Most times, it wasn't clear what I'd done wrong. So fucking frustrating.
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SlyReaper wrote:Picked up Tomb Raider on the cheap because it has been getting good reviews. My review of the first couple of hour's play: holy quick-time events, Batman! This game is stuffed full of them. At first it's like "press left-right-left-right" then suddenly it's "Press the F key! But not yet; you have to wait until the rapidly shrinking circle is inside the other circle!" And it sometimes makes you do that a number of times before going "Mash the E button now too late you're dead!". It's practically impossible to get past some of those on the first go. I had to do one with a wolf in a cave about 10 times before finally getting past it. Most times, it wasn't clear what I'd done wrong. So fucking frustrating.

Don't worry the next generation of games will have automatic quick time events where you can't lose!

Btw I consider getting dark souls, but heard bad things about kb+mouse. Is a gamepad mandatory? I have a logitech gamepad but few games recognize it. I can usually get around that, but it's annoying.

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Postby Jorpho » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:41 pm UTC

System Shock 2 for $2.49 is very tempting, but I do have the original disks already, and it's not that hard to get running, is it?

Universe Sandbox was likewise easily passed up given that I bought Solar 2 ages ago and didn't get too much out of it. I was really hoping Incredipede would go on sale, but then there's many days left to go.

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Postby Will » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:45 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:Picked up Tomb Raider on the cheap because it has been getting good reviews. My review of the first couple of hour's play: holy quick-time events, Batman! This game is stuffed full of them. At first it's like "press left-right-left-right" then suddenly it's "Press the F key! But not yet; you have to wait until the rapidly shrinking circle is inside the other circle!" And it sometimes makes you do that a number of times before going "Mash the E button now too late you're dead!". It's practically impossible to get past some of those on the first go. I had to do one with a wolf in a cave about 10 times before finally getting past it. Most times, it wasn't clear what I'd done wrong. So fucking frustrating.

I enjoyed Tomb Raider quite a bit but MAN the QTEs in that game pissed me off. I mean, QTEs in most games piss me off, so I'm just saying that TR wasn't an exception.

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Postby SlyReaper » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:49 pm UTC

Will wrote:EDIT: On topic: KSP is 40% off. GO BUY IT NOW


No. :evil:

I already have it.
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Postby Will » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:51 pm UTC

BUY MORE COPIES AND GIVE THEM TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS
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Postby Metaphysician » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:38 pm UTC

PeteP wrote:
SlyReaper wrote:Picked up Tomb Raider on the cheap because it has been getting good reviews. My review of the first couple of hour's play: holy quick-time events, Batman! This game is stuffed full of them. At first it's like "press left-right-left-right" then suddenly it's "Press the F key! But not yet; you have to wait until the rapidly shrinking circle is inside the other circle!" And it sometimes makes you do that a number of times before going "Mash the E button now too late you're dead!". It's practically impossible to get past some of those on the first go. I had to do one with a wolf in a cave about 10 times before finally getting past it. Most times, it wasn't clear what I'd done wrong. So fucking frustrating.

Don't worry the next generation of games will have automatic quick time events where you can't lose!

Btw I consider getting dark souls, but heard bad things about kb+mouse. Is a gamepad mandatory? I have a logitech gamepad but few games recognize it. I can usually get around that, but it's annoying.


Gamepad is pretty much mandatory. I tried playing with the kb+m setup and while it's possible, you just really don't want to have to add adjusting to a wonky control scheme on top of all the other shit that game piles on top of you. The game is loads of fun, and it's worth buying a pad to play it... that's what I did and I am very happy with my decision.
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