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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby NecklaceOfShadow » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:45 pm UTC

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Dason » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:33 pm UTC

Xeio wrote:Sims 2 is free.

The past few days I've literally been wishing I could find my Sims 2 cd... So thank you for this.

Although I guess the price I have to pay is to deal with Origin. Also it's a 12.5Gb download. That's much larger than I expected.
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:23 pm UTC

If it's Sims 2 plus Expansions..,the 12 gig download would make sense
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Dason » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:05 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:If it's Sims 2 plus Expansions..,the 12 gig download would make sense


"The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection"

Yeah I'm guessing you're right.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Jorpho » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:52 am UTC

Xeio wrote:Sims 2 is free.
I'd heard they were upgrading everyone who had an earlier version of The Sims 2, but I didn't know anyone could get it. Note that the offer is only good until July 31!

So is The Sims 2 particularly superior to The Sims 3? I reckon if it's the Ultimate Edition, at least there's no stray DLC to be concerned with. (I got The Sims 3 in one of the Humble Bundles a while back.)

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Postby SurgicalSteel » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:26 pm UTC

It's been a looong time since I've played either of them, but if I remember correctly:
  • Sims 3 has better graphics obviously.
  • Sims 3 has more activities and parts for building your house.
  • ]It's much easier in Sims 2 to make custom clothing patterns. Note: I'm talking about making custom patterns for an existing dress or t-shirt or something, not creating entirely new kinds of clothing.
  • I think in Sims 3 you are able to make custom radio stations without additional DLC.
This is comparing the base games of both, not taking into account any DLC or expansions. I would say if you already have Sims 3 and aren't interested in creating your own clothing patterns, there's no reason to get Sims 2. On the other hand, drive space is cheap and it's free.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby CorruptUser » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:23 pm UTC

Jagged Alliance 2 for 97 cents. I played 1 years ago and liked it, though I'm too busy to pick up 2. Basically, it's like X-Com but with soldiers that have actual personalities.

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Postby NecklaceOfShadow » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:18 pm UTC

I don't know how long it'll last, but Guild Wars 2 is currently 50% off.
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Postby Jorpho » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:58 pm UTC

Aiee!

I decided to go through my inbox and finally "claim" my Humble Bundle purchase-pages. All sixty-two of them. (I found out a little too late that Humble Bundle can actually tell you what bundles are associated with your E-mail address and let you claim them all at once. Oops.)

This gives me a handy-dandy page informing me that I have ninety unclaimed Steam keys, all for games I already own. :shock: I knew things had gotten bad, but I didn't realize that bad.

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Postby Mr. Mack » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:26 pm UTC

Is there a Steam trading thread around here? I've seen them in 4chan, but those always degrade into begging. Plus I wouldn't trust those guys anyway.
I have some unclaimed keys as well as some games in my inventory that have no nowhere to go and nothing to do. I suspect that Jorpho and I aren't the only ones with extra games laying around.
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Postby Izawwlgood » Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:55 am UTC

You can trade steam keys? Or only on unclaimed games?
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Jorpho » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:45 am UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:You can trade steam keys? Or only on unclaimed games?
Only unclaimed games, or games in your Steam gift inventory. Games in your Steam library are yours forever.

Thus, it is very much advisable to purchase Steam games you don't plan on playing right away as gifts to be stored in your inventory, in case you end up obtaining them some other way later on.

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Postby Jorpho » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:38 am UTC

How do you folks feel about Shadowrun Returns at this point? Available for $3.74 at the moment, it is.

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Postby EdgarJPublius » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:58 am UTC

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Postby pseudoidiot » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:26 pm UTC

If you like cyberpunk stuff, role-playing games, and tactical grid-based combat then it's a really fun game. I think I paid $15 for it through the Kickstarter and definitely felt like I got my money's worth. I haven't even played anything but the first campaign yet either.
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Postby Krealr » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:32 pm UTC

I liked the expansion dragonfall better than the original but it was still fun and at 3.74 seems like a steal to me. They've made a lot of improvements to it since the initial release. (Being able to save anywhere was a huge improvement)

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Postby Adam H » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:49 pm UTC

Contraption Maker is on sale on Steam for $1.50. It's basically a clone of the Incredible Machine, but the minor changes are all improvements IMO, and it's easy to share and play user-made puzzles. Worth picking up if you ever get nostalgic for TIM like I do. :)
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Postby EvanED » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:53 am UTC

Dragon Age: Origins is free on Origin. No expansion or DLC it looks like though.

Between KOTOR, the Mass Effect series, Jade Empire, and Dragon Age, DA has my favorite gameplay (though ME vs any of the others is a bit of a tough comparison because they've very different and I like them in different ways). I'd put the story third in that group... but that's comparing against stiff competition. (I have not played DA2, so cannot comment on it.)

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Yakk » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:01 pm UTC

But you have to install Origin.

That has a significant cost.
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Postby Xeio » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:26 pm UTC

Nah, first hit game's always free. :wink:

Also, I don't think you even have to install the client to claim the free games for later, you can do it over the web if you just want to build up an EA account.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Yakk » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:01 pm UTC

No, you have to install that application on your computer, and probably give it full admin access while you are at it. That is a non-trivial cost.
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Postby Xeio » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:38 am UTC

If you go here and click "get it now" I got an order confirmation without needing to launch Origin.

Granted you have to install Origin to actually install the game.

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Postby EvanED » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:10 am UTC

Eh, I don't see much of the objection to Origin personally if you'd be happy running the game through another avenue, especially if you are happy with Steam and especially in the case of free.

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Postby Jorpho » Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:22 am UTC

Yakk wrote:No, you have to install that application on your computer, and probably give it full admin access while you are at it. That is a non-trivial cost.
Eh, it's harmless enough; it's not like it runs perpetually on your computer whether you want it to or not. The days of SecuROM and the like installing nasty deep system hooks are long past; EA has enough PR problems as it is.

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Postby hendusoone » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:11 pm UTC

Free on steam for the next 24-ish hours: Payday: The Heist
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Postby Jorpho » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:33 pm UTC

Seems like the current Humble Indie Bundle is proving to be more popular than other recent ones.

Would anyone happen to have a spare key for Jazzpunk? I have a whole list of stuff I have on hand in yon trading thread.

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Postby Xeio » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:55 pm UTC

Humble Bundle is giving away Metro 2033. If you haven't had a chance to play it yet, now's your chance as it's quite awesome.

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Postby New User » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:33 pm UTC

Looks like they're also giving away some game called Teleglitch: Die More Edition.

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Postby Jorpho » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:22 am UTC

Okay, never mind Jazzpunk; does someone have a spare key for Risk of Rain they'd mind throwing my way? The last Humble Bundle came with four of them.

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Postby jstylen » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:29 am UTC

Jorpho wrote:Okay, never mind Jazzpunk; does someone have a spare key for Risk of Rain they'd mind throwing my way? The last Humble Bundle came with four of them.

Just PMed one to you.

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Postby Xeio » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:37 am UTC

GoG's fall sale has started.

Mount and Blade is free for everyone.

Also, if you visit the store every day for the next week and click the "stamp" thing you can get Witcher 2 for free.

It looks like I may have missed Jade Empire for $3 though. :(

Would have been a good chance to finally finish that game since I owned it for the Original Xbox.

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Postby Jorpho » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:40 am UTC

Humble Bundle's latest shtick is that they'll give you an extra game if you can give away a copy of Insurgency. Go figure.

So, come and get it! Let me know if you claim one.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Krealr » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:59 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:Humble Bundle's latest shtick is that they'll give you an extra game if you can give away a copy of Insurgency. Go figure.

So, come and get it! Let me know if you claim one.
https://www.humblebundle.com/?gift=t4qF5K4yBWqHGzcf



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Postby emceng » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:09 pm UTC

Kinda grumpy about the GOG fall sale. They had the HOMM series on sale for $15. I got drunk a few weeks ago and spent $30 on just two of the games in that series :x
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Dason » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:40 pm UTC

The Steam "Exploration Sale" is from Nov 26 - Dec 2nd.

I own Morrowind on CD but can't find them anywhere and want to pick it up again. Right now it's 40% off - I want to play it today but feel like it will probably go down in price even more. Anybody think it will go lower than the current 40% off during this sale or will I have to wait until the Christmas deals to get a real steal?
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Postby Dason » Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:21 am UTC

Dason wrote:I own Morrowind on CD but can't find them anywhere and want to pick it up again. Right now it's 40% off - I want to play it today but feel like it will probably go down in price even more. Anybody think it will go lower than the current 40% off during this sale or will I have to wait until the Christmas deals to get a real steal?


Too late - couldn't wait. Even if it drops price I'm sure I'll have put in 30+ hours into before then. Worth it.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Jorpho » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:22 am UTC

Dason wrote:I own Morrowind on CD but can't find them anywhere and want to pick it up again.
Eh? Does the game not require you to register it on Steam when you install it?

And yes, the game was as cheap as $4.99 on GreenManGaming last year.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Dason » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:26 am UTC

Initial release of Morrowind was 2002. Initial release of steam was 2003. It would have been odd if it required me to register it on steam ;)
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Postby SecondTalon » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:24 am UTC

Oblivion (2006) also did not require Steam. Stream and Bethesda working that closely together is relatively new.
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