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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Krealr » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:51 pm UTC

I've had this code sitting around but everyone I try and give it too already has the game. So...

One Free copy of The Witcher 2. (Requires a, free, Good Old Games account)
http://gog.com/redeem/XA38D12913AD1EAFG

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Postby Yakk » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:10 pm UTC

Awesome. But I don't think I want to ever play that game, because of the image I have of it from the old PA strips about it. It cannot be as awesome as the utter ridiculousness there.
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Postby Carlington » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:00 am UTC

2K Games are having a 10th anniversary sale on Steam this weekend (ending the 23rd). Everything up to 80% off, there are some nice bundles in there (Borderlands 1 and 2 for $10, all the Bioshocks for like $11.80) or you can grab their entire catalogue for $80 total (I did! But I had none of these games yet), at a stunning 87% discount.

EDIT: My bad, that's not actually the whole catalogue, just a solid bundle of 21 games. Missing are: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Civ: Beyond Earth, NBA 2K15, Sid Meier's Starships, and all DLC.
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Postby DaBigCheez » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:31 am UTC

Diablo 3: RoS expansion finally went up for sale again, so you can get it for half price (not sure until when). If, like me, you've been saying to yourself, "I kinda want to play the expansion...but I kind of don't $40 worth of want to play the expansion..." then, well, there you go. Looks like the sale's running for about a week (until March 30th, 11:59pm PDT).
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Postby Izawwlgood » Thu May 28, 2015 9:29 pm UTC

Evolve is on sale 40% off
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Jorpho » Sat May 30, 2015 3:08 am UTC

This week's Humble Bundle is a bunch of the Warhammer: Dawn of War games.

That's an awful lot of content for a dollar. On the other hand, my backlog is staggering and I've never been much of a fan of RTS games. But then again, a freakin' dollar. What do you think?

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Postby Grop » Sat May 30, 2015 8:56 am UTC

I has a pretty good reputation. I only played the second one, which was very good.

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Postby SecondTalon » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:53 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:This week's Humble Bundle is a bunch of the Warhammer: Dawn of War games.

That's an awful lot of content for a dollar. On the other hand, my backlog is staggering and I've never been much of a fan of RTS games. But then again, a freakin' dollar. What do you think?


Dawn of War : Game of the Year edition should just be the base game plus some extra maps, none of the three expansions (Gold, Platinum, and Complete Edition being the versions with the expansions). Unless they renamed it, again.

Dawn of War II is something I never played enough to good and know the difference between it and DoW I, but from what I recall Dawn of War I is far more of a traditional RTS while DoWII is more of a squad based tactical game.

Space Marine is hypermasculinity played so incredibly straight that it's also parodying itself at the same time. The tutorial mission, also the demo, ends with your character literally surfing an Ork Spaceship to the planet's surface. It's pretty fun. And has a nice female character who is not sexualized nor romantically linked with the protagonist at all, because she's a fucking soldier working with genetically engineered monsters in a war against what's better described as a plague than a coherent army or race.

I haven't played the Company of Heroes games, so I can't comment on those.
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Postby Grop » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:30 pm UTC

DOW2 feels indeed halfway between an RPG and an RTS, as you only command up to four units. Which are 4-men squads, but you really control only their leaders (who can level and use special stuff).

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Postby New User » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:08 pm UTC

It looks like GOG.com is giving away a free game as part of their Summer Sale.

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Postby Xeio » Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:14 am UTC

If anyone doesn't have* and wants SimCity 2000 on GoG here.

Add an "F" to the end of the code for it to work (avoiding any link crawlers taking it).

*It's only been free on Origin and GoG like, a lot. And how did you not spend a dollar during this sale anyway... I'm suspicious of you.

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Postby Deva » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:53 pm UTC

Played bits of Steam's Monster Summer game. Lags horribly. Click to deal damage. Loses health every second. May upgrade health, on-click damage, periodic damage, and elemental damage. Offers a team heal, extra gold, and cooldown reduction for large amounts of gold. Continues without you, in-game or not.

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Postby Dthen » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:27 pm UTC

Gosh, saying it lags horribly is an understatement. :P
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Postby Mr. Mack » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:12 am UTC

The only time I actually managed to get in, it immediately declared me dead. Other than that I just get an error.
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Postby PeteP » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:16 am UTC

Me too but I could just click on respawn. Also a multiplayer idle game, huh.

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Postby DaBigCheez » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:23 am UTC

Valkyria Chronicles for 5 bucks. Aww yiss.
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Postby Angua » Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:52 am UTC

OK, so question. If someone got a massive bundle of lots of games, would they be able to give away the ones they already had?
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Postby Zohar » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:55 am UTC

Angua wrote:OK, so question. If someone got a massive bundle of lots of games, would they be able to give away the ones they already had?

In general you can buy games "as a gift" and keep them pretty much indefinitely in your library of games, if you don't play them. If you never play one of them, you can gift them to someone else. If you play one, then it becomes yours and you can't give it away.
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Postby Angua » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:44 am UTC

Yeah, but in this case, you buy most of the games for yourself, but only want to give away one or two.
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Postby rmsgrey » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:52 am UTC

Angua wrote:OK, so question. If someone got a massive bundle of lots of games, would they be able to give away the ones they already had?

Maybe.

Sometimes Steam gives you the extra copies; sometimes it doesn't. If it's not going to, it usually tells you so at the checkout.

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Postby Angua » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:00 am UTC

Cool, thanks.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Yakk » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:10 pm UTC

Oh ya: Always buy every game on steam as a gift.

You can open your own gifts, but you cannot give away an unplayed game.

Between buying the game, and downloading it, and playing it, you might get distracted. Having a gift in your inventory is better than an unplayed game.
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Postby EvanED » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:26 am UTC

Deus Ex series 80% off for the next 4 1/2 hours on Steam; $6.59 for all of Deus Ex, Invisible War, Human Revolution Director's Cut, and The Fall.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Mr. Mack » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:51 pm UTC

Gunpoint is currently on Flash Sale for 1.99 USD and Dust: An Elysian Tail is on sale for 2.99 USD. I highly recommend both of these games.

Gunpoint is a stealth puzzle-platformer. The central mechanics make moving about the level fun and the puzzles strike the perfect balance between being challenging and making you feel awesome for finding a solution. And the dialogue and story are funny and interesting enough that you'll play through at least twice just to find everything.
My only real complaint about the game is that it's too short. There is a level editor, but I haven't found any user levels as good as what the developer made. Though, in all fairness, I haven't checked in a while. But as far as complaints go, "I want MOAR!!" is a good one to have.

Dust, meanwhile, is a 2D action RPG. It's also one of the most beautiful games I've ever played.

One day, last December, I had a melody pop into my head while brushing my teeth. I had a temp job to get to, so I didn't have time to dwell on it. After thinking about it at work for several hours, and then working on it at home for several more, I had finally gotten the right notes, with the right rhythms, recorded into a MIDI sequencer so that I could share it. When I let my fiancee listen to it, she said it reminded her of something she might hear in Dust, and I beamed with pride.

For you see, Dust doesn't just have nice artwork and animation. The music is beautiful, the voice acting ranges from competent to skilled, the story is intriguing (if cliched at times), the writing enjoyable, the controls beyond reproach, and (relevant to my earlier anecdote) the music is amazing. Every individual component of Dust is excellent, but they synergize to create one of the most surprisingly amazing games I've ever played.

My understanding is that the game wasn't made by a developer, per se. Instead, it was meant to be part of a larger universe. Luckily, the artist pushing this vision sought to ensure that the game was a masterpiece on its own, and not just some cheap franchise tie-in. The dedication does show, as this is not just a great artisan game, but a great game all around.

HOWEVER! While backtracking, or otherwise wandering around, the combat will start to get a bit repetitive. If you play the game straight through, you probably won't notice. And while the in-game animation is amazing, the cut-scene animation is comparatively quite choppy.

Also, I disagree with Total Biscuit on your annoying sidekick, Fidget. I was prepared to hate Fidget from the get-go, but actually ended up finding her charming. I even found quite a bit of her repartee with Dust to be entertaining. Thought I could just be mistaken due to my appreciation for that which is adorable.

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Postby Echo244 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:26 am UTC

Fidget is adorable, and kind of useful once you start powering her up and get a few more spells.

Dust is a beautiful game and great while it lasts, but... I don't think it could be much longer, and there's not really any variation to make replays seem fresh. Kind of like Aquaria in that respect. And Gunpoint is kind of fun... clever as far as it lasts, and has a brilliant sort of twisted-noir sense of humour, but I played the game and felt that it didn't really have enough content. I too should check to see if there are some good user-made levels, but my experience with such things is not usually good.
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Postby EvanED » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:43 pm UTC

Echo244 wrote:And Gunpoint is kind of fun... clever as far as it lasts, and has a brilliant sort of twisted-noir sense of humour, but I played the game and felt that it didn't really have enough content.
Gunpoint was short but sweet. I forgot how funny it is though, until you said that. I was sold on it by the time I got to the end of the demo: https://youtu.be/RPpwDQ2cRqg?t=11m13s

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Postby Jorpho » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:36 pm UTC

Hm, encore deals already. Let's see, this came out to:
Child of Light
Transistor
Lisa
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and Ikaruga.

Shovel Knight will come down in price in December, no doubt. I can wait.

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Postby CorruptUser » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:54 pm UTC

So for $10, I can get Victoria II and all its DLC (and Victoria 1, I guess). Seems like a pretty cool game. Has anyone else played it? Would you recommend?

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Postby Grop » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:05 pm UTC

Did you play any Paradox game before? I loved EU2 then really disliked Victoria1. Too much micro management. (Didn't try V2).

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Postby CorruptUser » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:32 pm UTC

That appears to be what was fixed in V2 according to what I can find; much of the micromanagement has been streamlined.

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Bought it, tried it out, tutorial was clunky and got confused, overwhelmed with everything, got a refund.

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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:51 am UTC

RPG Maker VX Ace and a crapload of DLC is $9 as they're gearing up for the latest release sometime later this year.

While it doesn't include as many RPG Maker titles as the Humble Bundle, it's got a lot more add ons than the Humble one did.

It also includes GameGuru and a side-program for RPG Maker to better create/edit characters.
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Postby rmsgrey » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:39 pm UTC

Life Is Strange is on a Weekend Deal - half off Episode 1 or 20% off the "Season Pass" (Episodes 2-5) and "Complete Season" (all Episodes).

Episodes 2-5 may still be a little pricey for a blind purchase, but until the discount ends, the saving by buying the Complete Season rather than Episode 1 and the Season Pass separately is only 20% of the (discounted) price of Episode 1, compared to the usual half the price, so it's a good time to blind-buy Episode 1 to see whether you're interested in the full game.

Fair warning, Episode 5 has yet to be released, so I can't vouch for it, but Episodes 2-4 haven't disappointed after Episode 1.

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Postby Koa » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:13 pm UTC

Amnesia Dark Decent is free for 24 hours on steam. Claim it and its yours. http://store.steampowered.com/app/57300/

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Postby quintopia » Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:50 am UTC

I should have waited to buy life is strange I guess. I bought it a week before it went on sale!

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Postby rmsgrey » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:12 am UTC

quintopia wrote:I should have waited to buy life is strange I guess. I bought it a week before it went on sale!


If you've played less than 2 hours, you're eligible for a refund. Even if you have played more, their refund policy still allows you to ask, though you're not guaranteed a refund once you're outside the up to 14 days since purchase/up to 2 hours played window. In particular, the Steam refund policy states "We do not consider it abuse to request a refund on a title that was purchased just before a sale and then immediately rebuying that title for the sale price."

It makes sense to have a policy of letting people take advantage of sale-prices even if they actually purchased a little before the sale started - it encourages people to buy games now rather than holding off for a sale price, knowing that they'll be able to get the cheaper price anyway if a sale does come up.

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Postby Jorpho » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:34 pm UTC

quintopia wrote:I should have waited to buy life is strange I guess. I bought it a week before it went on sale!
Pff. $16 for the whole season? I can wait for it to become cheaper.

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Postby emceng » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:29 pm UTC

Are Besiege or Planetside 2 worth playing? PS2 is free I guess, but I'm not sure I want to spend the time downloading, installing, and playing the tutorial.
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Postby Dthen » Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:36 pm UTC

Planetside 2 is interesting purely due to the ridiculous scale of the game. There's really nothing quite like it. It's not very beginner friendly and you need to play with a group to get the most out of it. Rock, Paper Shotgun have a pretty friendly bunch of people who play it together and they don't mind showing newbies the ropes, so to speak: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/forums/showthread.php?6749-Planetside-2-Outfits-outings-amp-other-details
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Postby Echo244 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:56 pm UTC

From when I played PS2... yeah, fun, but you absolutely do need to hook up with a group, and that group determines the fun you have more than the game mechanics. Small, disorganised groups or solo players will struggle to do anything other than opportunistic capturing of unguarded minor bases (for whom I took great pleasure in leaving mines tucked away in tricky places) or just faffing round the edges of someone else's squads. Big groups... well, depends on the people, could end up with a gleeful, unstoppable charge across the continent, or some arse yelling contradictory orders at you while getting swarmed by the enemy.

It also at least used to be a bit pay-to-get-the-fun-stuff... but then that's the Free To Play model. You can still jump in and be useful and have fun with the default gear and easy unlocks, but if you want that anti-aircraft homing rocket launcher you'll need to either spend ages scrabbling together the XP or pull out that credit card.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby CorruptUser » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:44 pm UTC

DAMN YOU STEAM! Only 45 items on wishlist, at least 5 are on sale :(. Oh well, Sins of Solar Empire downloading at the moment.


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