Discussion in 'PC/Console Game Discussion' started by Blackadar, Dec 20, 2012.
Picked up Spec Ops: The Line for $10, as I've heard lots of good things about it.
I got a lot of good stuff in the Thanksgiving sale too, and that was only a month ago.
Interesting idea which fails to properly take advantage of the medium, resulting in a somewhat passive story. Not helped by some incredibly dull gunplay.
That's true. I didn't pick up much during that sale in the hope prices would go down further over Christmas, but the games I was interested in stayed the same. So while I did end up picking up Torchlight 2 and Skyrim Dawnguard for example, they were exactly the same sale price last month.
I did well out of this sale so far though:
The Walking Dead
Plus I got Dark Souls from Amazon and was gifted Fallout 3 GotY. And the sale hasn't ended yet! But even if I don't pick up anything else, that's a whole lot of hours of entertainment right there.
Flash deals ending in ~10 hours:
McPixel $2.49 (50% off). 'McPixel is a save-the-day guy that you guide through 100 short challenges in an old-school point'n'click fashion'. Takes the 8-bit pixel art aesthetic and runs it through a cement mixer.
Deponia $4.99 (75% off). Comic adventure game from Germany. May or may not contain Oktoberfest jokes.
Resident Evil 5 $6.79 (66% off) and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City $16.99 (66% off). Insert Resident Evil joke here.
McPixel could be the greatest game ever, but I think the market is pretty much saturated with games about pixels at this point.
This is ultimately our problem. Steam has already hooked us, it doesn't need to hook us again. It might lose a few sales to Amazon and others but it's not like we're going to abandon Steam. To someone who just got a new PC and wants to see what this gaming stuff is all about, this year's sale is still a gold mine.
You can take your key and register it with Origin and then you'll be Ok, though.
I did not know you could do that with the Steam version! I will edit my post.
So looking for a fix, we all turn to harder, indie games. They're bad for us, but we just need something new damnit!
I don't care how many versions I own. I just keep buying them. Does any of those sales make it back to the looking glass guys at all? Who gets thief monies these days? Eidos?
The hell? I bought Mark of the Ninja yesterday at half-price, now it's one of the candidates for Community Choice 50% off?
Not looking glass, which is why you are wasting your fucking money.
Latest repeats flash deals with ~11 hours left:
Alan Wake $7.49 (75% off). Also available with Latin American Spanish localization. Buenas noches, señor Wake!
Alan Wake's Very Brady Nightmare* $3.49 (75% off)
Alan Wake Franchise (includes the above plus some DLC) $9.99 (75% off)
Sniper: Ghost Warrior Gold Edition $1.99 (80% off). metacritic score of 55/100 suggests this sniper misses the mark (ho ho).
Super Meat Boy $3.74 (75% off). For all your super meat boy needs.
* title may not be exactly as described
What's the problem? That's how these things have been. No community or flash deal will be cheaper than the 50% off you paid, though. At least not 'til this summer!
I want MotN. I can't believe I've missed it twice.
Fair enough, I probably just didn't pay attention to the other Community Choice candidates' prices.
Neither Little Inferno nor Orks Must Die 2 interest me. Consider another vote added for Mark of the Ninja!
I'm still waiting for XCOM to go back on sale. Missed it the first time around, and it hasn't been back on since. It'll probably go on sale, and I'll forget to check. And then I'll probably buy it for xbox 6 months from now when it's $20.
And that's why a Flash Sale on a previous Daily Deal isn't so bad!
And yeah, you want MotN, I'm having a blast with it.
Yeah you want it. Ooh mark of the Ninja, you so bad.
Finally snapped: SpecOps, the Alice remake, Walking Dead season and To the Moon all purchased.
Hoping for a little more reduction: Dishonored, FTL and Mark Ninja
If those come up, I'll have pretty much cleared my wishlist...
Well, I ain't gonna get it. All Orcs Must Be Murdered part 4 or whatever just won.
I bought the Darksiders Franchise which is 13 bucks...it's Darksiders 1, Darksiders 2, and all Darksiders 2 DLCs). As noted earlier, bizarrely, the Franchise is 13 bucks, but Darksiders 2 alone is 16 (without the DLC).
Yeah, makes no sense. Whatever, works for me!
And even though it's clearly designed for a console, I'm enjoying it a lot on the PC.
I voted for Ninjas too. Every other vote I cast ended up being the Community Choice deal - I was beginning to think they'd offer you whatever game you voted for.
Flash deals for December 27th:
Ending in ~5 hours:
acdsee 15 $24.99 (50% off). Note: this is not a game. There are no Steam achievements.
Serious Sam 3 $5.99 (85% off). Note: this is a game and thanks to its checkpoint save system, when it hardcrashed on me I lost about an hour's worth of progress and never played it again. Serious indeed.
Alice: Madness Returns $4.99 (75% off). That pesky madness.
Ending in ~11 hours:
Sleeping Dogs $16.99 (66% off). Manshooter.
Space Marine Collection $7.49 (75% off). Includes a dozen (!) DLC packs.
Thirty Flights of Loving $2.49 (50% off). "Explore the world of Thirty Flights of Loving through a first-person short story." metacritic says 89/100!
Sleeping Dogs was cheaper on GreenMan earlier.
As much as people have railed against DRM, I'll honestly pay a couple of bucks more to get something on Steam and unfortunately non-Steam Sleepy Dawgs doesn't activate on Steam.
And while I'm lovin' Steam, man, I never knew about this remote install function. Sleepy Dawgs and Thirty Flights and Spec Ops will all be waiting for me to play when I get home.
Man, that is super optimistic of me. That I'd ever have time to play all three of those.
Instead I'll do what I always do. Look at all the games I have available to play, agonize for a few minutes, then play Marvel Avengers Alliance on Facebook until I run out of energy and then dick around on my iPad.
Edit: Looking at my wishlist, has Singularity ever been featured in a Steam sale? It's always 25% off, but 25% off of $30 is still too goddam much for me. How has this game not yet dropped to $5? Hell, I'd buy it at $12. And World in Conflict? Just drop to $5, dammit. I know it's just a dollar. Am I willing to miss out on a game for just one dollar? I donno, are you willing to miss out on a sale for just one dollar?!
Singularity had to have had a sale at some point because I recall being on the fence about it, before deciding that whatever cheap price it was at was still too much because I would never play it.
Pogo, you made the right choice.
New deals are up, including XCOM (-33%), LA Noire for $5 and Lego LOTR (-33%).
FTL for $4.99 for me.
Steam's daily deals for December 27th are:
LEGO Lord of the Rings $20.09 (33% off). One does not simply snap Mordor into place.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown $33.49 (33% off). Probably not getting cheaper just yet.
FTL: Faster Than Light $4.99 (50% off). Rogue-like in space. BF likes it!
L.A. Noire $4.99 (75% off). The Complete Edition is $7.49 and includes all DLC.
Counter-Strike Complete $9.99 (67% off). Includes old CS, somewhat old CS and new CS.
Worms Revolution $7.49 (50% off). The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out...
On my main store page (I'm based in the UK) FTL only shows as 25% off... but if you click and go to the game's page it is indeed 50%!
Really? I've bought a few games on GMG and they always activated on Steam like anything else. I guess I'll pick up the Steam sale for this one then.
It's probably been linked in this thread, but you can't trust history. Always check this.
Is this Worms game any good? I'm tempted to get it for the HTPC in the kitchen.
If I do get it I'll probably break on my decision to keep €20 in the account in case The Secret World goes on sale, and pickup FTL too.
Pulled the trigger on Space Marine plus tons of DLC I will never use and Sleeping Dogs. I am developing quite the backlog!
It's not a backlog, it's a collection. ;)
That list is not complete. I just bought Scribblenauts Unlimited this week on Amazon and registered it just fine. I see some others in my Amazon inventory that aren't on the list but have been registered on Steam.
FYI: That list is not kept up-to-date, as there are games on GMG that activate on/require Steam, yet are not on that list (XCOM: Enemy Unknown, for example).
EDIT: Doh! Beaten by 1 minute!
Yeah, GMG will clearly say if the game requires Capsule, which is their own DRM thingy, or Steam.
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