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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Jorpho » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:59 am UTC

dbsmith wrote:Whole buncha Indie games discounted...
Remember, folks: wait until the last day before you buy something that's not a flash sale! Because anything you buy is fair game for being offered at a deeper discount before it's over!

Appealing things on my wishlist:
Half Minute Hero
Jet Set Radio
Gateways
Zombie Driver HD (hooray, I didn't go for it at the Halloween sale!)
Penny Arcade Episode 3
Castle Crashers

Also, did someone mention GOG's "pick 5 for 10" deal?
http://www.gog.com/pick_5_pay_10

I have managed to pick up most of the games in question already, so it is not of much interest.

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Postby Jesse » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:48 am UTC

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Jesse wrote:Q: Is Assassin's Creed 3 not being released on Steam? Just went to pre-order and it's not appearing in my EU client.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/208480/


"This item is unavailable in your region." At least that explains it. I guess piracy is the way to go.

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Postby Xeio » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:33 pm UTC

If you're interested in any Stardock games you haven't picked up, sale time.

EDIT: Well, I picked up BF3 premium edition for $30 on amazon. Seems overkill to buy the whole game again too but apparently it's cheaper than just premium. Maybe I'll get an extra game code, but I'm doubtful it's separate codes in the box.

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Postby PeteP » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:53 pm UTC

Looking through games: Is Magic: the Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 any good. I kinda find TCG interesting but not interesting enough to actually buy cards. But if I understood it right that game only has premade decks? Which sounds kinda boring.

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Postby bigglesworth » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:01 pm UTC

It has premade decks of about 100 cards or so, which you cut down to size in the way you want.
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Postby Derek » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:11 am UTC

I picked up Dishonored for half off ($30) on Green Man Gaming. I'm not sure if the sale is still going.

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Postby Menacing Spike » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:57 am UTC

Jorpho wrote:http://www.gog.com/pick_5_pay_10


Would suggest:

Geneforge saga (several hundreds of hours of gameplay)
Uplink (pretty fun hollywood hacker simulation) ("good luck, I'm behind 7 proxies")
The rest of the games I know in there are... eh.

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Postby Jack21222 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:37 am UTC

I finally bought Portal and Portal 2 during the current sale. Got the 2 game bundle for under 7 dollars.
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Postby EvanED » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:03 pm UTC

Anyone know how the PC port of Mark of the Ninja is? I played the demo on XBox and I'm tempted to get it.

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Postby EmptySet » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:05 pm UTC

EvanED wrote:Anyone know how the PC port of Mark of the Ninja is? I played the demo on XBox and I'm tempted to get it.


As far as I've heard the PC port is totally fine, though some people say it works a little better with a gamepad than keyboard and mouse. Haven't yet played it myself, though, since I was waiting for the inevitable sale...

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Postby SuperTD » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:43 am UTC

World of Goo for £1.74 and Thief bundle for less than £5. This is a good day. Now I have to decide whether or not to get Deus Ex: Human Revolution for £3.74. Damn my student budget!
Interestingly, the thief bundle is only 40% off today, as opposed to 75% off when I bought it yesterday. Do they reduce the discount over time, or is it to do with how many people have bought the game?
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Postby bigglesworth » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:54 am UTC

It was probably on a flash sale.
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Postby SuperTD » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:05 am UTC

Ah, I hadn't heard of flash sales but that would make sense. If these keep happening, I might have to spend even MORE of my time rooted to the computer, just so I don't miss any!
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Postby Eseell » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:06 am UTC

If you have a smart phone, there's a Steam mobile app that you can use to catch the flash deals.
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Postby SuperTD » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:08 am UTC

Alas, smart phones are much too expensive (and pointless, seeing as I rarely use my phone) for me :(
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Postby Eseell » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:12 am UTC

I only use my phone as a mobile computer.
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Postby Jorpho » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:14 pm UTC

I think it's finally happened! I finally have enough games! Except for the ones I mentioned above.

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Postby EdgarJPublius » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:00 pm UTC

I don't know what to expect anymore. it seemed like int he last Steam Sale the Daily Deals and Flash Sales were pretty much the same. But I bought SoSE: Rebellion on daily deal for 50% off the other day, and right now it's on Flash Sale for 66% off.

Now I don't know whether to buy Dishonored for 50% from the daily deal, or wait to see if it goes on Flash Sale later for less.
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Postby thorgold » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:29 am UTC

To the Moon, on Steam.

It's $5, 5 hours long, and it's a story game. The soundtrack is $2. And it is one of the very few works of storytelling that I have legitimately shed tears over. I can't recommend this harder.
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Postby EvanED » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:37 am UTC

So the Mark of the Ninja sale doesn't have too much longer, but FWIW I played the PC port for a couple of hours and it seems quite good. I have a couple really minor complaints about control customizability, but I was fearing worse. (In particular: you choose dart/grapple/etc. targets in a good way and not a crappy way. And controls are customizable, and when you get on-screen instructions about how to take an action, the instructions reflect your customizations (unlike some games I could name; hopefully I'm remembering right on that one :-)).)

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Postby SlyReaper » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:49 pm UTC

Arkham City for a fiver. Worth it? I didn't finish Arkham asylum, and found it largely forgettable, so I'm dubious about Arkham City.

Edit: or would Witcher 2 for the same price be a better choice? I cannot afford both, and I don't get paid until Wednesday.
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Postby EdgarJPublius » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:07 pm UTC

I quite enjoyed Arkham City, it improved a lot on Arkham Asylum in many respects, but if Asylum wasn't really your thing, I'm not sure City will hold anything new or different enough to get you interested. =

I haven't played Witcher or Witcher 2 (though I bought Witcher a few steam sales ago, and will probably buy 2) so I have no idea there.
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Postby SlyReaper » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:33 pm UTC

I ended up getting Witcher 2 because it just seems to be a more substantial game. I didn't realise just HOW substantial until I started downloading it... ~24GB. Wow.

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Postby SuperTD » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:08 pm UTC

I decided it was worth it, as all the reviews seemed to love it. I'm in the mood for stealth games at the moment, which is why I bought the thief bundle.
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Postby Will » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:30 am UTC

Shit, guys. Bastion is $3.75. BUY THAT SHIT
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Will wrote:Shit, guys. Bastion is $3.75. BUY THAT SHIT

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Postby Jorpho » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:56 am UTC

I was about to ask about Grimrock, but fortunately I searched first. Price is right, I reckon.

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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:14 pm UTC

I'm not going to obfuscate this link, as the name is accurate. Holy Shit indeed.

http://www.humblebundle.com/?holyshit


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Postby Eseell » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:30 pm UTC

Holy shit.
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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:59 pm UTC

Indeed. Saint's Row 3 and Metro 2033 together are easily worth $6. I also own Darksiders.

I'm still considering it for Company of Heroes and Red Faction, even though I've heard the Red Faction is kinda not good.
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Postby Eseell » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:21 pm UTC

I own Saints Row 3 (which is awesome, and I recommend to anyone considering the bundle), so I bought it for Metro 2033 and Red Faction, although as you say, I'm not sure that I'll actually enjoy Red Faction. I've been avoiding it because it doesn't sound like it's actually very good.
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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:22 pm UTC

Given that SR3 is a bonus, you may be able to gift it to someone. /just sayin'
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Postby SurgicalSteel » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:50 pm UTC

I played the Red Faction: Armageddon or whatever it is on 360. It's okay, certainly worth a dollar. Definitely not 60 though.
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Postby Jesse » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:48 am UTC

I already own every game there apart from Darksiders. D:

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Postby Jorpho » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:51 am UTC

Ironically, Darksiders is the only game from there that I already own. (Mostly because it's been on sale for $5 in the past. And everyone has good things to say about it.)

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Postby Shivahn » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:30 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Indeed. Saint's Row 3 and Metro 2033 together are easily worth $6. I also own Darksiders.

I'm still considering it for Company of Heroes and Red Faction, even though I've heard the Red Faction is kinda not good.


Heh, I only had Company of Heroes, I... think.

Well, and Saint's Row 3, which I bought on Steam LIKE FIVE DAYS AGO

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Postby Xeio » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:08 pm UTC

Wow, people are complaining that "Oh noes, DRM and Windows only, how dare you let a AAA publisher have a bundle".

Maybe I'll pay like $50. I've only done one other bundle but that attitude irks me.

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Postby Shivahn » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:43 pm UTC

Xeio wrote:Wow, people are complaining that "Oh noes, DRM and Windows only, how dare you let a AAA publisher have a bundle".

Maybe I'll pay like $50. I've only done one other bundle but that attitude irks me.


Yeah, "YOU GUYS HAVE KILLED THE BUNDLE" is really grating.

I paid ten dollars, same as always, but I kind of just bought Saint's Row as I mentioned, and own all the Compan of Heroes games, and won't be able to play Darksiders until I get a better computer, so I don't actually feel like I'm being cheap.

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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:58 pm UTC

I'm actually kinda surprised this is the first Big Company to do it.

And, as I said on Facebook - this is the world's best advertising for Saint's Row 4, Red Faction:ANGRYMAN, Darksiders 3 and Company of Heroes:Heroes who Company Ofs. And to see if they can make a Metro 2133 or whatever.
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Postby Xeio » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:16 pm UTC

Metro: Last Light is already scheduled for release in March.

I wouldn't be entirely surprised if this was because THQ is having some financial trouble as-is. I think the outcome could sway other big publishers though, but we'll have to see...


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