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Current sales/deals on games (steam, impulse, etc.)

Discussion in 'Games' started by ShRoOmAlIsTiC, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Darkleoco

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    So tempted to get Portal 2 even if i would be very late to the party :rolleyes:
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    Actually, it uses an online system much like Heroes 6 does. If you don't have a connection to their bullshit, abilities on your home ship (I think its called the Ark?) are disabled. Also the Tages DRM.

    If you find a way around it, do let me know! This was on my wishlist until it slapped and spat on my customer rights.

    Oh, thanks. Not missing anything I see. It's also appearing normally for me now. Weird. You'd think with all the money Valve makes, they'd buy more server capacity... :laugh:

    Don't hesitate, buy it on the last day of the sale while keeping an eye out for a further price drop until then. Portal 2 didn't win all those awards for nothing. You'll be very pleasantly surprised what the Source engine and Steven Merchant can do these days.
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    Portal 2 for €5 ... COMPLETE NO-BRAINER!
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    If only my bank's website wasn't down. :(
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    im pissed i didnt want Saints Row the Third on sale i wanted the Witcher 2 Enhanced edition which would have dropped to $16 making it the best deal of the day bar none.
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Saints Row: The Third is only $12.49. I've played mine (also buying the Season Pass DLC) for over 50 hours in just one play through. SR3 is also co-op which gives it more replay value than Witcher.
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    SR3 is good, if you do not have any issues with running it.
    If you are into achieves, you need to also purchase the season pass.

    Have not played co-op once though.
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    The Steam Summer Sales drives me crazy and leading me to bankruptcy...
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    Oh Steam summer sale, somehow convincing people to buy a bunch of games they will never play.
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    I'm actually glad Witcher 2 didn't go on sale for a lot of reasons; the most important of which is it deserves every single dollar at 100% of its price, let alone its current 40% off.

    Personally, I've been voting off of two factors: has the game ever gone to a lower price than it is currently at (use SteamAlerts.com for that, click on History once you search a game) and whether or not the devs deserve the profit/need the money.

    Since THQ is in a bit of money trouble and has franchises I don't want to see scooped up and destroyed by EA or Activision, I voted SR3 and was happy to see it win. Now it gets all that profit for its quarterly reports. Arkham City doesn't need more money and CD Projekt Red again deserves every red penny for what they do. I hope you buy it for $24 crazyeyesreaper, you won't regret it.

    Naturally, Trine 2 having never been below $7.50, and being on my wishlist :)laugh:) made it the obvious choice for vote #2. Too bad Valve made me stay up until 3am to purchase it. :shadedshu

    Heh, if people are buying games they're never playing that's their problem. While Steam sales can and do generate desire for games that didn't exist before the sale, I don't think that desire comes from the price alone. I just bought Trine 2 CE and SSF4 Arcade Edition and I'm damn sure going to be playing them before Winter hits.

    What I also like is the poetic justice of anyone who does buy the game and not play it. Imagining yourself as a game developer, while you would obviously prefer that people play your creation, you've still gotten paid when Steam Sale Fever hits. So the most important aspect of the transaction has already been received; the compensation to the devs. The rest is kibbles and bits.
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    I already have most of the stuff. So far i've only bought 2 character packs for Killing Floor and Trine 2. We'll see how it goes later...
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    Trine 2 is AWESOME. I want Choplifter.
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    Aw dammit! Anno 2070 is now on sale for 50% (was 33% before). I should have waited. :(

    I paid $40 for the complete set, now it is going for $25. I feel cheated. :(

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/48240/
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    Really didn't think I'd buy anything this time around given what I already have and need to play still but got my eye on the Tribes Ascend Starter Pack for only $5...
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    Wish Arkham City or the Witcher had won last night over saints row :shadedshu

    Anyone else voting for Rage today?
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    Yes I saw this and have been thinking the same thing.
    I don't know anything about this game besides it looking kind of like Halo which I have barely played.

    Looking back in this thread I also see Anno 2070 is on sale....
    Maybe I should just buy and download later.
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    Oh, dude. It's actually a pretty good new Tribes game on a F2P model. Many thought we'd never see another one at all much less one worth a shit (especially that's "free"). Never played Tribes or Tribes 2 back in the day?

    I can see the comparison to Halo offhand but it's really not like that game (or any other game, frankly).
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    Never played them.
    I have some friends in my hemisphere who maybe interested in playing the game so I'm thinking it maybe worth while buying.

    I'm pretty new to FPS games and have only enjoyed Killing Floor so far, but I am looking for other games similar with a similar sort of community.

    Played Left 4 Dead 2 and the community attitude was just awful form my experience.:shadedshu
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    It's a very fast-paced team fps with objectives incorporating jet packs and vehicles and such. There is also a mechanic called "skiing" which allows you to essentially slide across the ground maintaining forward momentum/speed. It's gameplay is a lot of fun and the Ascend developers managed to get it pretty much right.

    No reason not to check out; don't have to buy a thing to actually play (unless something has recently changed...).

    Fun fact: skiing was originally an unintended bug/glitch discovered by early players of the first Tribes but soon became an integral and much-loved part of the gameplay and one of the major factors contributing to it's standing out and thus it's success as a franchise.
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    Sounds appealing.

    Do you know if you can choose servers?
    Or is it one of those games where it literally throws you into any server which could have an unplayable ping?
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    Nope, AC Revelations. Played both and Revelations was better.
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    I'm sure it is but I borrowed it for PS3 from a friend ages ago :laugh:
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    I actually have not played since official release (just came to steam in the last couple of weeks, fyi) but I think the beta was like that--just "quick match".
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    Oh ok thanks.....
    I caved and bought the starter pack anyway.
    Haven't downloaded the actual game yet though.

    Just took a look at the trailer and saw the bit where you can fly really high through the air and got me sold.

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