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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Jorpho » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:38 am UTC

What's the word on The Bridge? The daily Steam sale is over, but Amazon still has it at a discounted price. It looks pretty cool, but not quite cool enough that I feel obliged to part with six dollars for the privilege of tacking it on to the end of the backlog.

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Postby Xeio » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:27 am UTC

Pretty nice Humble Bundle going on.

I have all but The Sims already. :(

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Postby WibblyWobbly » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:18 am UTC

I own none of those games, so this is pretty nice.

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Postby SurgicalSteel » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:59 am UTC

Considering that Sims 3 is still $30 without any DLC, this is a really good deal if you like those kind of games.
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Postby New User » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:06 am UTC

GOG.com released an old shoot-em-up called Stargunner for free. Not sure if it's a limited time offer.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby counterhash » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:08 am UTC

There's the Humble Bundle 9 which is one of the best for a while. Fez, FTL, Mark of the Ninja, Trine 2, Brutal Legend, Eets Munchies and some more on Wednesday.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Jorpho » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:27 am UTC

New User wrote:GOG.com released an old shoot-em-up called Stargunner for free. Not sure if it's a limited time offer.
It has been freeware for the last eight years.

counterhash wrote:There's the Humble Bundle 9 which is one of the best for a while. Fez, FTL, Mark of the Ninja, Trine 2, Brutal Legend, Eets Munchies and some more on Wednesday.
Too bad I bought them all already. At least they were on sale. Small comfort, though.

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Postby Jorpho » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:39 pm UTC

This week's Humble Weekly Sale is basically the X Superbox for six bucks. I'm kind of on the fence about it. What do you think?

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Postby existential_elevator » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:15 pm UTC

counterhash wrote:There's the Humble Bundle 9 which is one of the best for a while. Fez, FTL, Mark of the Ninja, Trine 2, Brutal Legend, Eets Munchies and some more on Wednesday.

Was a great steal for me, for once didn't mostly include things I already owned.

Though on that note, if anyone happens to want a Bastion steam key, PM me ;)

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Postby Izawwlgood » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:36 pm UTC

Anyone play HammerWatch?
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Postby EvanED » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:50 am UTC

I'm torn by the Humble Bundle 9.

On one hand, getting a Linux & DRM-free Mark of the Ninja is cool. On the other hand, that's pretty much the only thing I think I care about. But even though I don't want the other things, I feel kind of bad paying like $5 only to Klei. Le sigh.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Mishrak » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:53 am UTC

http://steamcommunity.com/app/211420

Dark Souls, $7.50. Like, for real? You won't find it at a better price. So if you're on the fence, now you have no excuse.

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Postby Jorpho » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:16 am UTC

Eh... It will get cheaper. If nothing else, GreenManGaming will probably have it eventually with a 25% discount code. There's still too darn much to play! And besides, I hear it makes people very miserable.

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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:10 pm UTC

It's a good sort of misery. And the elation of finally fucking killing that smarmy fucker (Insert Boss Here) is hard to match.

(Hell, it is the sort of game that a lot of people say doesn't even really get started until six bosses* in. Seven if you remember the Butterfly and Eight if you count the tutorial)


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Postby emceng » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:21 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:It's a good sort of misery. And the elation of finally fucking killing that smarmy fucker (Insert Boss Here) is hard to match.

(Hell, it is the sort of game that a lot of people say doesn't even really get started until six bosses* in. Seven if you remember the Butterfly and Eight if you count the tutorial)


*Asylum Demon, Tartus Demon, Gargoyles, Moonlit Butterfly, Capra Demon, Gaping Dragon, Quelaag, Iron Golem


Fucking Capra. Seems like the only way to beat him is cheesing, and is still a pain in the ass.
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:59 pm UTC

Nah. You can do it "Legit"
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Dash up the stairs - this separates the dogs from Capra. Take out the dogs. Go back down the stairs (or just jump off) and deal with Capra sword to sword


Or crazy style - take everything out at once. Though honestly, NG it's a hard fight. NG+1-NG+7? Easycakes. Easycakes! Gargoyles are harder.
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Postby Mishrak » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:18 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:Eh... It will get cheaper. If nothing else, GreenManGaming will probably have it eventually with a 25% discount code. There's still too darn much to play! And besides, I hear it makes people very miserable.


It only makes you miserable if you try to fight the mechanics. I watched a stream the other day where the guy was trying so desperately to play it the same way you'd play Skyrim or Fallout 3. He complained about no pause, he complained about no mini map. "I haven't even gotten a quest yet!!" He tried to hack and slash and rather than adapt when he failed he just kept getting more and more angry. If you want to have fun playing Dark Souls, learn the mechanics and use your head. The game gives you tons of clues if you're paying attention. There's also a few non spoiler beginner guides on YouTube.

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Postby liveboy21 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:52 pm UTC

Final Fantasy 7 is now half price on steam for a limited time. I believe that they have also patched it so that the music is the original PS1 music.

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Postby Felstaff » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:04 pm UTC

That was good enough for me.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Jorpho » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:59 am UTC

Amazon has this X-COM collection on sale for $9.99 at the moment. The big deal is the new X-COM Enemy Unknown, of course; the rest often go on sale for cheap.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ECHYTKY/

Remember, you can supply a US billing address (particularly Delaware) and Amazon will be happy to sell you Steam keys regardless of where you actually reside. (Remember also that they are quite capable of stopping this – this trick doesn't work for MP3 downloads – but have evidently chosen not to.)

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Postby ArgonV » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:24 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:Amazon has this X-COM collection on sale for $9.99 at the moment. The big deal is the new X-COM Enemy Unknown, of course; the rest often go on sale for cheap.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ECHYTKY/

Remember, you can supply a US billing address (particularly Delaware) and Amazon will be happy to sell you Steam keys regardless of where you actually reside. (Remember also that they are quite capable of stopping this – this trick doesn't work for MP3 downloads – but have evidently chosen not to.)


Damnit, I read Enemy Within. I already own Enemy Unknown :(

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Postby Xanthir » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:51 am UTC

Me too. Oh well, I'll just wait for it.
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Postby ArgonV » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:24 am UTC

Well, it is 10% off on Steam right now, but I wouldn't call that a great deal

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Postby VectorZero » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:07 pm UTC

Papers, Please is 40% off as the Steam Daily Deal.
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Postby rmsgrey » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:07 pm UTC

Terraria is 75% off in Midweek Madness

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Postby SlyReaper » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:56 pm UTC

66% of Dust: An Elysian Tail in midweek madness. I would very much recommend it, even at full price.
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Postby Jorpho » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:54 am UTC

Everyone's been having Capcom sales lately, but for some reason Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara hasn't gone on sale anywhere – until now. GameStop will give you a Steam key for $3.50 (75% off). 'Tis a combination of two classic Capcom scrolling beat-em-ups, if you're not in the know.

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Postby emceng » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:18 pm UTC

Sins of a Solar Empire:Trinity is on sale for 75% off. I think for $5 I can deal with Steam's annoying crap.
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Postby broken_escalator » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:55 pm UTC

I haven't had any problems using SoSE on steam. The newest version was even smoother since I didn't have to log in to a seperate ironclad online account.

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Postby emceng » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:19 pm UTC

I meant more steam in general. My computer is old. at least 7 years old. Steam is a bit bloated, and causes issues with some games. I am drawing a blank on which one, but one that I run has to do this stupid microsoft loading install thing every time I start the game - despite it saying 'one time initial setup'.
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Postby rmsgrey » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:31 pm UTC

emceng wrote:I meant more steam in general. My computer is old. at least 7 years old. Steam is a bit bloated, and causes issues with some games. I am drawing a blank on which one, but one that I run has to do this stupid microsoft loading install thing every time I start the game - despite it saying 'one time initial setup'.

What's probably happening there is that the MS installer fails in some unexpected way, throws a wobbly rather than returning gracefully to the Steam 1st-time wrapper, and the wrapper then doesn't mark the step as having been done but the game then launches anyway because the wrapper has exited, never mind that it bombed out...

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Postby Krealr » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:59 pm UTC

emceng wrote:I meant more steam in general. My computer is old. at least 7 years old. Steam is a bit bloated, and causes issues with some games. I am drawing a blank on which one, but one that I run has to do this stupid microsoft loading install thing every time I start the game - despite it saying 'one time initial setup'.


I think Witcher 2 did that for me. Looking through the forum I was able to find a fix but I don't remember what it was anymore. (It may have been a game specific too)

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Postby broken_escalator » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:38 pm UTC

Humble bundle is doing some WB games. I'm curious to try out the Lord of the Rings: war in the north. Also, I might try to get non-gaming friends to try scribblenauts. There are 13 days left for the deal, so no rush in deciding if you like it!

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I've never heard of the charity for this one, not that I know a lot of charities. It's "We Can Be Heroes".

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Postby Xeio » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:53 pm UTC

A little sad there is no Fear 1, since I'd never played it. Can I trade scribblenauts for Fear 1? I don't know why I'd ever want scribblenauts. :P

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Postby broken_escalator » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:06 pm UTC

Yeah, I've never looked into the Fear franchise. Hopefully not playing the first one won't be a big deal.

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Postby emceng » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:09 pm UTC

I didn't think the first one was very good. Clunky and dated controls for a fps, with some interesting horor elements. Those parts didn't make up for the rest of the game. Didn't play the others, didn't like the first enough to bother.
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Postby SurgicalSteel » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:35 pm UTC

The first one is also 8 years old. I don't think the controls were clunky or dated by 2005 standards. Considering you can get the main game and both expansions for 10 bucks on Amazon, I would say try it if you're interested.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:46 am UTC

Didn't FEAR have some pretty interesting enemy AI? Especially compared to other games of around the same time? Seems like I remember that being a thing.
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Postby SurgicalSteel » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:02 am UTC

FEAR definitely has an interesting AI system. It uses a STRIPS goal-based planning system. Basically it has a goal, and works backwards to plan how to do it, re-evaluating and updating it's plan as things change. There's other cool stuff in there too.
http://aigamedev.com/open/review/fear-ai/
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Postby emceng » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:47 pm UTC

Steam is having a sale this week, new deals every day at 10 AM PST. Debating whether to spend $5 on Gunpoint, which is kind of dumb, consideirng it should give me 10+ hours of entertainment, and I may go pay $10 to see Ender's Game for 2 hours.
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Also, Gunpoint is on my wishlist, but steam didn't email me that it was on sale. Why not?
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