GamersGate Not Too Pricey Either

By John Walker on November 26th, 2010 at 9:03 pm.

It's not all Steam, you know.

Steam’s not the only place to pick up some gaming bargain’s this sales day, by the way. As the extremely peculiar nature of Black Friday starts to leak out of its host country and start affecting the rest of the world that doesn’t even have Thanksgiving, we’re able to take advantage of the bargains, with none of the serious neck injuries or hurtful comments. And GamersGate has a whole bunch of bargains on at the moment that we’ve not pointed you toward. F’rinstance, Alpha Protocol, £20 on Steam, is 75% off and just £5 over there. Or Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY for £6.79. I can’t be arsed listing them all – what am I, their sales representative? No I am not. But if you’re hunting for bargains and the game you’re after isn’t discounted in Valve’s grey box, you might get lucky. Although I must confess I’m not too impressed with their RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 deal. See below:

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99 Comments »

  1. Brumisator says:

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahhhahahahha!

    Sorry, I really wanted to say something insightful…but was overwhelmed.

  2. Javier-de-Ass says:

    rollercoaster tycoon 3 appears on that list by accident/bug I think. they added it to the catalogue at a higher price, then adjusted it down to that like an hour or two later.

  3. Dominic White says:

    If you have a decent gamepad (ideally a 360 one, which is what it was designed around), get Devil May Cry 4. Not the absolute best in its genre, but it’s the best of its kind of the PC. Modern arcade-style multibiff brawler material.

    • Hunam says:

      I entirely agree with this. Runs very well in both DX9 and DX10 and is properly optimised for the PC with all those lovley options we crave. Obviously pointless with a keyboard and mouse with as said above, the 360 pad is what you need as it’s all automapped to the pad correctly.

    • Dominic White says:

      Technically, it’s not even a port. Every Capcom game in the past few years has run on the MT Framework engine, which actually uses the PC as the lead platform. Even their newer arcade games are windows PCs with arcade casings.

      That’s why it looks/runs so well. They actually had to tone down the detail levels a bit for the PS3/360 versions. PC version also has Legendary Dark Knight mode, a special difficulty level where you fight ARMIES of enemies. Like 3-4x as many as you’d normally be fighting in any other mode.

    • JackShandy says:

      Hmm. Is it true that after you’ve gone through all the levels, the rest of the game involves going back through them in reverse order?

    • pkt-zer0 says:

      Yeah, the second half of the game is going back through all the levels, except with Dante. The bosses are the same, too. And at the end of the game, there’s a boss rush, in case you’re not yet sick of reused content.

      It kinda shows that the transition to fancy high-def graphics was pretty hard on the devs.

    • JackShandy says:

      Oh well. For ten bucks I suppose I could just quit halfway through.

    • Dominic White says:

      The environments for the second half are recycled, but it’s all new gameplay, and you’re playing as a wildly different characters (Nero is very simple to play as and has one melee, one ranged weapon – Dante has five different fighting styles and a ton of weapons) . Every fight is different – it’s just the backdrops that are familiar. Even the bosses change up their attack patterns.

      A lot of the best gameplay happens in the Bloody Palace survival mode, anyway, which is just a big circular flat arena.

    • Morpheus says:

      @Dominic White

      Have you tried Darksiders? How does Devil may cry hold up against that. I’ve been on the fence about DMC4 for a bit. Dont usually like brawlers but Darksiders was fun.

    • StormTec says:

      The thing with Darksiders is that the part of it that borrowed from the DMC games was very much DMC-lite. Basically, I think DMC4 is better.

      (in fact, I’d rented Darksiders for about a week, intending to play at least another week of it to give it a chance, but then I went back to Bayonetta briefly and that made me realise that Darksiders actually wasn’t worth sticking with)

    • Tei says:

      I dunno. It looks too consoley. And I hate consoles.

    • Dominic White says:

      Yeah, Darksiders is basically a Zelda-like action adventure with a DMC-lite combat engine. DMC is purely about the fighting, but does it with much more style and variety, especially once you do get to play as Dante, who requires vast skill to really use properly, as at any point (even mid-attack) he can switch between about six weapons and five fighting styles (which have effects on each weapon, too, sometimes giving them entirely new forms) instantly.

      Here’s a pretty fancy combo exhibition video: http://zoome.jp/brea/diary/19/

      It also has pretty significant replay value. The higher difficulty levels change up pretty much everything – different enemy placement, tougher enemy AI, and their stats are improved as well. Bosses in particular get much more capable on the higher settings. You get to carry your upgrades and weapons and such from earlier difficulties to the higher ones as well, which gives it a nice sense of progression.

      It’s not the absolute best game in its genre (that award goes to Bayonetta, 360 version), but it’s very good, and the best you’ll get on PC.

    • Morpheus says:

      Appreciate the input gents. Looks like I will DMC4 a shot after all. I do not have a controller but I do have a 5 button mouse. Will that do?

    • Pishposh says:

      Wolverine is more value and fun than all previously mentioned and for a PC port extremely well done.

      Gamepad is a must and with x360ce emusoft any pad will do.

    • Dominic White says:

      Wolverine was a decent afternoon rental, but it’s a buggy, glitchy, clearly pretty low-budget button masher rushed out to coincide with the movie release a while back. It’s not a must-have by any stretch of the imagination.

      It’s much better than most licensed superhero games (those Iron Man games are beyond terrible), but it’s still not great.

    • Matt says:

      I don’t know what game you played but Wolverine was neither buggy nor ‘clearly low-budget’. I thoroughly enjoyed it (aside from the naff character mangling plot of course, but I guess that couldn’t be helped what with it being a movie tie-in).

  4. 8-bit says:

    Its not the first time I have seen a 0% discount on gamersgate, I think its either that the game was on sale and is about to be taken down from the page or it is about to go on sale.

    Impulse have a thanksgiving sale on too which I think applies to UK customers too since the prices are all still in pounds if anyone is interested, not much worth noting besides the stalker bundle though. all these sales and here I am with no money, ): oh well the Christmas sales will be cheaper anyway.

    What’s a black Friday anyway, is it an american thing?

    • Janek says:

      I know I’ve seen 0% off before when they gave 50% cashback (in blue coins) on some purchases in a previous sale. Not sure what’s going on here though.

    • Archonsod says:

      It’s just a cock up of the sale reporting. Steam does it too; Tropico 3 Gold was a whopping 0% off earlier today, and I remember a couple of times when they switched the deals last christmas you’d see things with a +150% deal, which was hilarious.

      Impulse and D2D are the only one’s I haven’t seen do it, but then on the other hand I remember Warlords Battlecry 3 was marked as “on sale” for virtually the whole of last year. Personally, if something is the same price for 12 months in a row I’d call that it’s price, rather than a discount.

    • Paul says:

      Black friday is the day after Thanksgiving. Called Black Friday cuz that day puts retailers in the black (ie making a profit instead of in the red) for the year.

    • rei says:

      That’s the commercialized spin, but not the actual origin of the name:
      http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/11/how-the-black-friday-tradition-got-started/

  5. Out Reach says:

    I loled so hard XD

  6. MrEvilGuy says:

    This is proof that there is a conspiracy hidden within the PC games market – luring us in with great prices and then tightening the noose around our necks to be used as slave dogs for the rest of our lives!

  7. Mike says:

    What on earth are blue coins?! Will people stop inventing new currency!

    • malkav11 says:

      IIRC, they’re basically a tenth of a (US) penny each. They’re primarily a form of store credit – Gamersgate gives them to you as a small refund on every purchase and gives out larger bundles of them for some promotions, as well as giving you small numbers of them for doing things like rating and reviewing games.

    • Vinraith says:

      Gamersgate gives you 5% (or more) back in store credit whenever you buy stuff from them, and their store credit is called blue coins.

    • bansama says:

      Blue Coins are used to give you store credit (or loyalty reward) for purchases and other interactions on GamersGate. You can get more information on them here: http://www.gamersgate.com/info/reward-program

      They also tend to be used to offer up sales deals when the publisher has allowed a sale for one region but not another, such as when there was a week of EA (US) sales. Anyone buying the same game from the co.uk site (ie, ROW) still had to pay the normal price but were immediately given store credit to match the US discount.

      The same thing happens now if you buy a game a few hours prior to a sale, if you contact support they tend to refund the difference in Blue Coins.

      They may not sound very useful, but over the course of the year you can accumulate a fair amount in them. This year alone I’ve probably gotten a good $100 worth of games via earnt Blue coins.

      More digital distributors should follow suit with similar systems to reward loyalty if you ask me.

    • ARMLESScorps says:

      you can find them in floating bricks randomly placed around the universe

  8. Linfosoma says:

    Just got Alpha Protocol, Sega decided to block it in my region on Steam so I had to use Gamersgate for the first time, not bad I might add.

    EDIT: Hmm the bundle of Fear 1 & 2 doesnt look bad either, dammit people, stop making me spend money!

    • Linfosoma says:

      Miner Wars has always been at that price on their site. Also, I saw the prima guide of Gran Turismo 5 and for a short moment I almost pissed my pants thinking the actual game was available : (

    • Premium User Badge Nathan says:

      Some of the best deals (Dragon Age, Settles VII) aren’t available internationally.

      This is possibly the most frustrating thing about Impulse – when they heavily promote and email me with links to deals that I’m unable to access. Puts me off the entire service, to be honest.

    • Saiko Kila says:

      I’m also often put off by that thing on Impulse. I know that Poland is not Honduras or Guatemala yet, but come on, we have credit cards too!

    • Archonsod says:

      It’s the publisher rather than Impulse. You’ll find EA and Ubisoft specialise in regionally restricted versions; in fact most digital retailers are starting to distinguish between the versions now, if you look at the Impulse sale for example you’ll see there’s two Grand Ages Rome listing, one’s the North American version and one is the worldwide version. The difference is nil.

    • jalf says:

      @Archonsod: It’s not that simple.

      If it was “just the publisher”, then every DD service would be affected equally by it. Steam has a *a few* offers that are unavailable in Europe. I’ve never encountered it on GamersGate. On Impulse, it sometimes feels like 75% of their games are “unavailable in my region” (and yet they happily send me newsletters promoting this and that sale which doesn’t apply to me)

    • Archonsod says:

      If you search for Grand Ages on Gamersgate you’ll see there’s a European and North American version. Same with Steam. The difference is, Impulse only has one storefront, while both Steam and Gamersgate have different ones for each territory. They filter what you see according to the country your IP address belongs to. Not sure about Steam, but I know GG will hide offers that aren’t applicable to your territory when you check the list.

  9. Flint says:

    Tropico 3 had a similar -0% deal earlier today on Steam. Looks like they’ve fixed that though.

  10. Lewie Procter says:

    It’s hardly fair to compare the AP price to the Steam price when it was on sale for the exact same price on Steam a mere 2 days ago.

    Edit: And Arkham Asylum was available for less than that on Steam yesterday.

    Even Eufloria, £5.99 at GamersGate is in a pack with 4 other games (including VVVVVV and World of Goo) for £3.99 right now on Steam.

    No one else seems to do deals quite as good as Steam for PC downloads, probably because their market share means publishers are very eager to be part of their big sales.

    GamersGate tends to be best for those wierdo European games that aren’t available elsewhere.

    The best deals that jump out to me are the X3 games, or the X Superbox, Tropico 3 and possibly the Syberia games, but I have no idea if they are any good.

    • Vinraith says:

      Alpha Protocol on Gamersgate has the 1.1 patch and is still on sale. Gamersgate on Steam lacks the patch and is no longer on sale. Nuf said. That’s neglecting the 5% back you always get from Gamersgate in store credit, of course.

    • John Walker says:

      I’m not saying one is better than the other – I’m saying there are bargains to be found there.

    • Mistabashi says:

      Apparently the Alpha Protocol patch works on the Steam version, provided you get the right one (the digital download EUR one I think). Haven’t tried yet myself, although it doesn’t seem to fix any of the issues I’ve been having with the game.

      I hear tell that the first Syberia is good, the blurb makes it seem rather mundane but a bit of reading-up on it reveals something that could be interesting (I guess in a bit of a Longest Journey kind of way).

    • Saiko Kila says:

      I’ve got Alpha Protocol from GamerGate mostly to be sure it’s patchable, but no need for Internet connection is just value added.

    • Blather Blob says:

      @Vinraith: To be fair, GamersGate is just hosting the generic european/digital patch, which also works just as well on the Steam version, the D2D version, probably even the GameStop download version. The fact that they’ve linked to the patch on their own servers shouldn’t be considered too amazing.

      But they definitely deserve to be pointed at for running their sale all weekend long, unlike Steam’s single day, and they’re even continuing to offer it at a lower price after dropping it to match Steam’s single sale day.

    • Vinraith says:

      @Blather Blob

      And in fairness I didn’t know that the generic patch worked with Steam, as frequently they don’t. Steam certainly does have the best sales, but putting aside the DRM/client-locking debate they do have a rather bad history of keeping their games up-to-date. This is a problem across digital distribution to some degree, of course, but Steam oddly seems to be the worst at it, perhaps because they have the largest catalog.

      And yes, GG did two things very well in this instance (beyond getting the patch up quickly): When the Steam deal appeared they lowered their own sale price to match, and they didn’t change the duration of their sale so the discount is available all weekend.

    • jalf says:

      @Lewie: Hmm, which currencies are you comparing? I’m pretty sure Batman was still more expensive when it was on sale on Steam compared to the current GG price. But that might be a regional pricing thing on Steam making the difference.

    • Xercies says:

      @John

      I think Lewie is just pissed that you stole his thunder ;)

  11. Premium User Badge Nathan says:

    Given that many of the GG sales are those that have appeared on Steam in the last couple of days, I’m hopeful that (where appropriate) the others might also in the next few days. So I’ll hold out for the Steam prices…

    • Archonsod says:

      Actually Gamer’s Gate have been a bit naughty this year. They always have a weekly sale, on Monday they announced this weeks sale titles which was about half the current list. Impulse started their thanksgiving sale, and shortly afterwards GG added the same titles to their sale (The X series was one). Once Steam started their sale GG started the same thing there too.

      Not that I’m complaining, if they start trying to compete with each other on the sales too it’s only going to be a massive win for us.

    • bansama says:

      Another thing GamersGate have started doing is to match the Steam prices. It may take a few hours after the Steam sale of a specific game starts, but the same games tend to be dropping to the same price on GG. Such as B:AA earlier this week.

      If you don’t see a specific game get the same discount, try asking them via Twitter. They tend to be as helpful as the publishers allow them to be.

  12. Luke says:

    Crusader Kings: Is good? How obtuse is it, easy to get into if you’re relatively intelligent or is it dense in both detail and interface?

    • Wolfox says:

      Crusader Kings is my favorite Paradox game of the “Europa Universalis” kind. I found it really easy to get into, though it’s still deep (and, might I add, deeper than it looks at first). Just don’t play it without the expansion (Deus Vult), since it improves the game considerably.

    • Oak says:

      Good, yes. Obtuse, yes. Being familiar with an EU game will go a long way towards getting over the Paradox Hump in this case. It’s a curious game, and well worth the effort.

    • Bullwinkle says:

      I agree with Wolfox; it’s great. Original, too. It’s much more of a dynasty simulator than anything else.

  13. Kefren says:

    I use GamersGate and have a number of their games. I looked at Batman AA, then realised it had three forms of DRM, all requiring contact with servers. Games for Windows Live, SecuROM, and GamersGates’ own DRM.

    Recently I took an afternoon off to play a newly bought game (Shellshock 2 on DVD – I had actually bought two copies from Amazon, since I must have bought a copy for my games drawer a few months earlier but forgotten to cross it off my list of games to get… ),. The game used SecuROM, I couldn’t get it to install, in the end it took four hours to sort it out (with lots of back and forth emails and phonecalls to SecuROM). By then I had downloaded a torrented version, scanned it for malware, then installed and started playing that.

    I’ll pass on some of the GG bargains.

    • Jock says:

      GG’s DRM can be worked around btw. When you finish downloading the game files, the installer becomes “unlocked”. Just copy the files to another directory when that happens, and there you have yourself a Gamersgate-DRM-free game (not counting SecuROM, Tages, Starforce and whatever else you find inside the game)

    • Vinraith says:

      Yeah, Batman AA’s layers of DRM are fairly insane, no matter where you get it. GG at least has pretty light “in house” DRM as such things go, but once you’re saddled with SecuROM and GfWL anyway it’s going to be a pain no matter where you have it from.

      Unfortunately no digital distributor is immune to the SecuROM plague, it’s a product of the game publishers not the digital stores themselves. Steam, Gamersgate, Impulse, D2D, they’re all stuck with it if that’s how the publisher wants it.

    • Mistabashi says:

      SecuRom really isn’t the bad guy in that line-up. For most people it will work perfectly, and install limits aside it’s completely unobtrusive. Of course if for some reason it doesn’t work it’ll be a royal pain in the ass, but as DRM systems go it’s not awful, it just has the potential to be a pain.

      GFWL on the other hand is a bit of an abomination, aside from the many issues with the software itself, with Batman: AA it can cause lots of problems with saved games – they aren’t just stored as regular files that you can transfer from machine to machine, they are encrypted and locked to your GFWL account, and a lot of people have lost all their saves because of various issues related to this.

      I’m not talking from first-hand experience here, so there may have been workarounds discovered since it’s release, but GFWL is really the one to be wary about when considering a purchase.

    • Ignorant Texan says:

      From my admittedly negative experience, SecuRom is nothing but malware. I will never buy another piece of software that contains it.

    • Ravenger says:

      The insane layers of DRM on top of DRM is why I didn’t re-buy Batman on Steam, even though I’d like to have it on there for the convenience. I have the disc version which ‘only’ has a Securom disc check, and GFWL (spit) which has hidden undisclosed activation limits.

      I got caught out by the save game encryption on the game. When I upgraded to Windows 7 and re-installed the game my save games were miraculously ‘corrupt’. There are supposedly work-arounds which involve copying profile data, but I couldn’t get it working. Microsoft really don’t have a clue if they provided no easy way to migrate saves to a new computer. It’s like they didn’t expect gamers to upgrade to Windows 7. Steam wins here – not only was re-installing my games as simple as installing Steam then copying the SteamApps folder across, but in the Steam Cloud enabled games it automatically re-downloaded my settings and save games too.

    • Kefren says:

      Re: Jock’s comment: yes, that discovery was one of the things that led me to move ot GamersGate. So far almost every game I have bought has been DRM-free, so once I use that trick I have an install file that I can keep forever, which is as good as GOG.

      The ‘DRM-free’ label encourages me to buy lots of games I might not have bought otherwise, such as Aliens vs Predator (original), Penumbra trilogy, Saira, Still Life 2, Zombie Driver. Looking at my full GamGate games list I have just realised that I own a SecuROM game, Dark Fall Lost Souls – not tried it yet but I mustn’t have noticed it when I bought it. I like to support developers like Jon Boakes but wouldn’t knowingly buy any game with SecuROM normally. I also noticed that my copy of Amnesia has ‘DRM – other’, so that could be bloody anything, and Ghostbusters doesn’t mention DRM at all (which doesn’t mean DRM-free, just that GamersGate couldn’t be arsed to force the publisher to reveal it).

    • Mistabashi says:

      Amnesia shouldn’t have any DRM, unless for some reason the DD site you bought it from wraps it up in it’s own DRM layer.

      Ghostbusters is another matter however. I remember passing it up in the last Steam sale because it has a whole mess of DRM attached to it, including GFWL if I recall.

  14. Archonsod says:

    Some of the deals are also repeated on Impulse. Seems incest is the in thing this year.

    Grand Ages Rome is a good deal for anyone who remembers and liked the old Impression’s city builders like Caesar and Zeus. Crusader King’s is excellent, even though it looks like Europa Universalis it’s got more in common with The Sims, albeit a particularly sadistic and weird version thereof.

    Also in the Impulse sale you can get the complete Gal Civ 1 for a mere 62p, and Lightweight Ninja for 62p too. One’s an indie platformer, the other is a classic 4X.

    • Torgen says:

      Crusader King’s is excellent, even though it looks like Europa Universalis it’s got more in common with The Sims, albeit a particularly sadistic and weird version thereof.

      The best endorsement of a game that I’ve seen all week! Sold!

    • Saiko Kila says:

      And I thought nothing could be more sadistic than a game which allows you to drown your entire family in a pool and starve your cat to death.

    • Archonsod says:

      It’s not unusual to have your appointed military advisor having an affair with your wife, your heir apparent to become a bloodthirsty xenophobe who’s fallen out with the rest of your court, your appointed bishop to suffer a crisis of faith and no longer actually believe in god, while your intelligence advisor is pressurising you to assassinate your uncle so your advisor’s wife can take his position. And on top of that your liege is demanding you send troops so he can complete a campaign of conquest against one of your allies and personal friends.

      The best advert I can recommend for the game is a Nubia AAR from the paradox forum -
      http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?425195-If-You-Can-t-Do-It-Nubia-Can!-A-%28hopefully%29-comedic-AAR

      Not only does it demonstrate exactly how insane the game can get, it’s well written and absolutely hilarious to boot.

    • Grinnbarr says:

      @Archonsod – After reading the first page of that I went and bought Crusader Kings. Seems hilarious!

    • Saiko Kila says:

      I bought it too, though my main motivation was the desire to kick some Teuton asses.
      If they can make me angry by kidnapping my wife or something like that – fine, we’ll meet in the field.

    • Grinnbarr says:

      Bit of a caveat for others like me – there is no tutorial past an opening splash screen and I spent the first 2 hours with it being really frustrated. Still don’t know what most of the options actually do but at least I’ve worked out enough to run my kingdom functionally. And it is quite fun.

    • Torgen says:

      Ok, so, bought and installed Crusader Kings. This is the first time I’ve used Gamersgate, and I have no idea what I’m supposed to be backing up/saving in order to ensure being able to reinstall in the future. Can anyone help me in this regard?

    • Archonsod says:

      When the installer finishes if you tell it to keep the temporary files you should be left with a Temporary GG Files folder on the desktop. The setup et al is in there.

      Of course, you can always redownload the game from Gamersgate. Just go to the web page, log in and click the “My Games” button.

      Also note you can access the manual and patches via the My Games section of your account, which sounds like it’ll be useful for some.

  15. akeripper says:

    speaking of other sales….. gog have all the age of wonders game on sale http://www.gog.com/en/promo/age_of_wonders
    the big old new question is then: age of wonders any good?

    • Saiko Kila says:

      In my opinion – yes, but Shadow Magic is the best, because it resembles Master of Magic. The AI stills sucks and cheats mercilessly.

    • luke says:

      Only played the original, but its excellent. Generous in content, tidy, creative for a fantasy theme and in some of its mechanics, and challenging if you want it to be. Elemental done right, until Elemental is done right, if tht makes sense.

    • mwoody says:

      It’s ugly as sin and consequently, occasionally very hard to interpret tactical data, but the gameplay is excellent. But most importantly, Shadow Magic has a mod scene that extends it into mind-blowing territory. I’ve not checked since the game hit the digital retail scene a few months back, but even before then, the megamods adding hundreds of units (and in some cases 10+ entire playable factions) were very impressive.

  16. Navagon says:

    SOLD!

    Gamersgate are amazing in many ways (most of all their technical support) but that’s not even the first time they’ve put up an ‘offer’ like that. It probably is an offer in that you get something else for buying it. But it doesn’t stop it from looking stupid.

  17. Blather Blob says:

    How long does the GamersGate sale last? It’s presumably best to wait until after Steam have finished as many of their one-day sales as possible, to avoid purchasing something you think is a great deal but then seeing it sold for $2 on Steam the next day.

    • Janek says:

      Typically weekly, so it should finish on Sunday night. Theoretically.

    • Navagon says:

      The page linked to is every game on sale right now. So how long a game is on sale would depend on why it’s on sale in the first place.

    • Vinraith says:

      Yeah, the weekly sales will, as Janek said, end Sunday night (specifically midnight PST, at least in the US). Navagon’s right, though, that it’s not 100% certain that all of those listed are “weekly sale” items, so those might end at other times. It is almost certainly safe, however, to wait until Sunday. I can’t recall having seen Gamersgate end a discount in the middle of a weekend.

    • Archonsod says:

      It’s usually about 9 AM GMT on Monday morning the sales change, though some offers carry through. It’s generally Tuesday before they have it fixed, and even then they’ve been known to add titles throughout the week.

  18. Meatloaf says:

    Black Friday… I hereby apologize on behalf of America for that video. We’re not all like that, really.

    • Vinraith says:

      In fact quite a few of us deliberately stay home on this day, not wanting to deal with insane shoppers clogging up the stores and roads.

    • stahlwerk says:

      I just watched it… why the hell would someone risk severe injuries and maybe even being charged for property damage, just for a discount? How much discount are we talking about here anyway? Would it compensate for the medical bills and fines?

    • invisiblejesus says:

      While I am one to stay home on Black Friday, I should point out that I’ve never seen anything like what’s in that video, and never heard about anything like that happening to anyone I know. Obviously crazy stuff can and does happen in some places, but it isn’t even remotely close to the norm. Outside of a few of these crazy situations all you really have to contend with is insane traffic, rude people, the items you’re looking for selling out before you get there, understandably stressed out store employees, lack of parking… yeah, lots of reasons to stay home, but I’ve never seriously considered being injured to be among them.

    • Vinraith says:

      Yeah, it’s an unpleasant day to be out and about, but not an unusually dangerous one.

    • Wulf says:

      Try Britain, in a major area of population (in or near a city), before a snowstorm is about to hit. People tend to go into a food stocking frenzy, and it can be dangerous, the more populated and civilised the area is, the more insane it can be. And let’s not ignore the football rioting, shall we?

      Every nation has something like this going on, at some point of the year. Quoth M.I.B.: People are stupid, rampaging beasts.

      It’s not really exclusive to any one part of the world. So don’t feel ashamed, Americans, we get it too.

    • Archonsod says:

      To be fair that only tends to happen in the South of the country. Seems like everyone below Leeds panics at the first sight of a snowflake resulting in half the country grinding to a halt while everyone above it simply carries on. Until it’s summer of course, at which point the appearance of a fiery ball in the sky sees the population Northwards of Leeds panic and predict armageddon be upon them.

      Funny country really.

  19. Torgen says:

    How about the woman in Wisconsin who cut in front of hundreds of people at a Toys R Us, then threatened to shoot those who complained?

    All she could talk about after being taken to jail was that she couldn’t get that toy on sale for her daughter now.

  20. DJ Phantoon says:

    So…

    Will Solium Infernum ever go on sale? 30 bucks is still a price too steep.

  21. RogB says:

    that youtube vid looks exactly like i’d expect a zombie apocalypse to look like. (if it was 28 weeks later/ left 4 dead style running zombies)

    ohh the Shadow magic sale on GoG is tempting, but now I’m wondering if it’ll appear on steam in the near future as i’d like a steam version.. decisions, decisions..

    • akeripper says:

      age of wonders is on steam yes…..for 19.99€

    • mwoody says:

      One note: Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic is a game you play mostly for the community content. That content is more difficult to install for the Steam version, I’m told (though I imagine they might have worked around it by now). Just a heads up that DRM-free might be worth your time here, since it’s on sale anyway.

  22. Stick says:

    Well, thanks be to John. I’ve been waiting for a spare-change bargain option for Alpha Protocol.

    Carry on.

  23. Premium User Badge Lars Westergren says:

    I’m giving away some games on Steam, check forums. Will have some GamersGate games to give away also later.

  24. Conor says:

    I bought the X Superbox on Gamersgate, and on a whim, tried to see if it registered on Steam.
    It did, much to my surprise!
    And it’s 10 pounds cheaper on GG as well!
    Moral of the story: If you want the X series on Steam, get it on Gamersgate.

  25. Basilicus says:

    I’d love to take advantage of some of Impulse’s bargains, but not already being a customer, I have to download the Impulse platform…and it keeps FREEZING UP mid-download. Grrr.

  26. Navagon says:

    We don’t want your orphan-created forking shoes, spamtard! Take your sweatshop produce elsewhere.

  27. Wulf says:

    Is it me, or would a regexp for [currency symbol][space][number] and [number][space][currency symbol] kill pretty much almost every spambot out there? From pretty much every retarded spambot I’ve seen, they seem to be incapable of not putting a space there, it seems like a limitation that arises from poor scripting and not properly escaping characters.

    But five would get you ten that that would get 90% of them.