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ColOfNature
04-02-2012, 10:01 PM
More of the same certainly, but I'd say it's worth the tenner if you liked DOW2.

vinraith
04-02-2012, 10:31 PM
Is DOW2 Retribution worth the tenner? I did enjoy DOW2 vanilla so is it just more of the same?

If you liked DoW2 vanilla, Chaos Rising would be a better bet. Retribution is more like a fan-made sequel, as far as quality.

Althea
04-02-2012, 10:57 PM
If you liked DoW2 vanilla, Chaos Rising would be a better bet. Retribution is more like a fan-made sequel, as far as quality.
Retribution is... something I'd recommend if you like to buy pointless DLC (what?!) or you aim to play multiplayer. The campaign is fine in a single-playthrough-ever approach. It completely removes the idea of improving your play style (remember the tally marks at the end of missions in Vanilla? Gone), and your levelling up is much less in-depth and more like an MMO.

Retribution isn't bad. I found it satisfying enough, it's just of limited appeal, I think.

Heliocentric
04-02-2012, 11:13 PM
Dirt 2 is pretty fun, its essentially Grid with mud, time rewind is a key feature, and winning is not essential, but its the fastest way to progress, so you can set the difficulty to be a challenge.

Its not quite as smart as Grid, but its much more beautiful.


If you liked DoW2 vanilla, Chaos Rising would be a better bet. Retribution is more like a fan-made sequel, as far as quality.
Nids, Orks and Imps the fans have the right idea, but you need not try and play all races, its exactly the same campaign.

Also Tryanids are obscenely overpowered to the point I AFK'd during defeating the final boss, I wasn't really needed, my OP had the battle under control.

My advice, buy it if you fancy MP, but play the campaign as Orks, just for the attitude.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5wPqf6QMoc

"I like your hat by the way".

Althea
04-02-2012, 11:24 PM
Over on Impulse, Stronghold 3 (http://impulsedriven.com/stronghold3) has dropped down from £34.99 to £43.99.

vinraith
04-02-2012, 11:38 PM
Nids, Orks and Imps the fans have the right idea, but you need not try and play all races, its exactly the same campaign.


Good ideas poorly implemented, sounds like a fan project to me. :)

Heliocentric
05-02-2012, 02:56 AM
Good ideas poorly implemented, sounds like a fan project to me. :)

Yeah, but MP and Last stand are still up to Relics standards, at least we have that.

vinraith
05-02-2012, 03:29 AM
Yeah, but MP and Last stand are still up to Relics standards, at least we have that.

Yeah, I wouldn't bad mouth the MP (or vouch for it, I much prefer DoW1 skirmishes as a matter of taste).

sabrage
05-02-2012, 03:30 AM
I had some fun with DoW2, but it was nowhere near as engrossing as Dark Crusade was for me.

sopabuena
05-02-2012, 06:35 AM
I don't have any of the games in the Indie Gala bundle, I was only interested in inMomentum so I must get the the $10 option. Are the rest of the games worth it? They don't look very appealing to be honest

Heliocentric
05-02-2012, 10:50 AM
I don't have any of the games in the Indie Gala bundle, I was only interested in inMomentum so I must get the the $10 option. Are the rest of the games worth it? They don't look very appealing to be honest

Roboblitz is awesome, but it's on steam for not very much money. It flows like a physics puzzle portal, but with physics based melee. Grab a box and hold it out and spin around you'll hit much harder than just using your hands. Or use the (2 point but otherwise infinite) grappling hook to tie up enemies ala just cause 2. Often level traps are your best weapons.

It's really fun.

icupnimpn2
05-02-2012, 10:29 PM
I don't have any of the games in the Indie Gala bundle, I was only interested in inMomentum so I must get the the $10 option. Are the rest of the games worth it? They don't look very appealing to be honest

There's a lot I like about Greed Corp but it has flaws. I don't think the tutorial trains well enough on how to use an air lift (there's a delay involved), and if you don't move quickly to eradicate your opponents you're in for a real nasty slog.

Juan Carlo
06-02-2012, 04:03 AM
I thought InMomentum was pretty crap. I was hoping for a Tron + Mirror's Edge hybrid, but the game plays so awkwardly you never get a real sense of speed. It also just feels really "floaty" to me, like you are never really inside a body as much as you are just a floating courser (compared to, say, Mirror's Edge where you are always aware of the weight and presence of your own body). Combine all this with the fact that there's really no storyline to speak of (just time trials and the like), and I think I only spent like 45 minutes on the whole thing before getting bored and uninstalling.

In terms of indiegala 1, though, the only ones I really enjoyed were the Zombie Shooter games. Mindless fun.

Juan Carlo
06-02-2012, 04:37 AM
PS:

There's another indie bundle coming, which would make me groan, but this one looks pretty awesome:

http://groupees.com/bemine

Word on the internets is that it will include:

Xotic
Wasteland Angel
Sideways New York
Beep
The Ball

The next indieroyale could be awesome too. It will supposedly include a couple PC debuts from the PSN network, including Cladun x2:

http://www.nisamerica.com/games/cladun2/

sabrage
06-02-2012, 05:16 AM
The Ball is a fucking beautiful game, if a little shallow.

Everything NIS is awesome.

Scumbag
06-02-2012, 07:41 PM
Today's Steam daily deal is Sanctum for £2.37
Its rather nice

Althea
06-02-2012, 07:45 PM
Today's Steam daily deal is Sanctum for £2.37
Its rather nice
Indeed. The DLC itself isn't on sale, but you can buy the Collection for less than £6, which I recommend.

Porcupeth
07-02-2012, 02:56 PM
http://store.thq.com/store?Action=home&Env=BASE&Locale=es_ES&SiteID=thq

Use Eurogamer50 as code to get 50% off. That means Space marine for 5€, or RF:A for 5 euros. Saints row 3 for 15€

luker161
07-02-2012, 07:51 PM
Anyone know if these games register on steam?

Also, Skyrim is on sale for $40 on Steam.

Althea
07-02-2012, 07:55 PM
Anyone know if these games register on steam?
Which games? The THQ ones? Yeah, the recent ones are Steamworks.

Pertusaria
08-02-2012, 12:09 AM
Oblivion and Morrowind are 50% off on Steam until Saturday, and Skyrim is 33% off. Also, their three-in-one pack of these games is half off.

Unrelatedly, GOG is doing a "buy at least two, get 10% off" for the month. Not a great deal, but it might be a good reason to buy two games in one go rather than separately.

somini
08-02-2012, 02:01 AM
http://store.thq.com/store?Action=home&Env=BASE&Locale=es_ES&SiteID=thq

Use Eurogamer50 as code to get 50% off. That means Space marine for 5€, or RF:A for 5 euros. Saints row 3 for 15€
That code doesn't work for already discounted items, like RF:A and others. Shame.
And for the love of god, THQ, I don't want Extended Download Protection.

Porcupeth
08-02-2012, 02:19 AM
That code doesn't work for already discounted items, like RF:A and others. Shame.
And for the love of god, THQ, I don't want Extended Download Protection.

Yes it does. If it's not working now then i guess the code expired

renhoelder
08-02-2012, 07:54 AM
Battlefield Bad Company 2 - $4.99 amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Bad-Company-2-Download/dp/B00452VG02/ref=pd_ts_zgc_vg_2445220011_2?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1299558122&pf_rd_s=right-4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=979455011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1ZHR6G2D1T6CT4WD837W)

Althea
09-02-2012, 10:16 AM
According to Origin, Arkham City is on sale for £15. Not bad, I guess.

mrchinchin25
10-02-2012, 12:41 PM
Has everyone seen this - http://savygamer.co.uk/2012/02/09/15-off-gamersgate-com-for-life/

Quickly paraphrased from Lewie's description -

IGN are offering a range of freebies to entice users to sign up for their paid subscription service, IGN Prime.... a code for GamersGate (http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-4230006-10717955?url=http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/) that lets you get
15% off any and all purchases from GamersGate, for life, including special offers.

You can register for a 7 day trial for IGN prime (and you’ll need to give them payment details) redeem the code on GamersGate (http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-4230006-10717955?url=http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/), and then immediately cancel your IGN Prime membership (turn off autorenew here (https://s.ign.com/prime-manage), and you’ll never get charged), and GamersGate will still honour the 15% discount

I've just done it and so far its working. My IGN is cancelled but gamersgate are still processing the 15% - at least as far as I can tell, I've not bought anything yet but it shows at the checkout.

Pro-tip - create a brand new account when you sign up for IGN, as some people report issues if they've used fileplanet etc in the past. Brand new account, email address etc seems to have worked fine for me and others.

sabrage
10-02-2012, 12:55 PM
Has everyone seen this - http://savygamer.co.uk/2012/02/09/15-off-gamersgate-com-for-life/

Quickly paraphrased from Lewie's description -

IGN are offering a range of freebies to entice users to sign up for their paid subscription service, IGN Prime.... a code for GamersGate (http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-4230006-10717955?url=http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/) that lets you get
15% off any and all purchases from GamersGate, for life, including special offers.

You can register for a 7 day trial for IGN prime (and you’ll need to give them payment details) redeem the code on GamersGate (http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-4230006-10717955?url=http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/), and then immediately cancel your IGN Prime membership (turn off autorenew here (https://s.ign.com/prime-manage), and you’ll never get charged), and GamersGate will still honour the 15% discount

I've just done it and so far its working. My IGN is cancelled but gamersgate are still processing the 15% - at least as far as I can tell, I've not bought anything yet but it shows at the checkout.

Pro-tip - create a brand new account when you sign up for IGN, as some people report issues if they've used fileplanet etc in the past. Brand new account, email address etc seems to have worked fine for me and others.


...Wow. Simply amazing.

Anthile
10-02-2012, 01:18 PM
I don't know, that's kind of like stealing.

sabrage
10-02-2012, 01:19 PM
IGN is owned by Newscorp>I don't care.

Althea
10-02-2012, 01:21 PM
IGN is owned by Newscorp>I don't care.
GamersGate aren't, though :(

sabrage
10-02-2012, 01:22 PM
GamersGate aren't, though :(
IGN even puts up a "Try a free trial today!" link on the Gamersgate offer. They're asking people to do this.

Althea
10-02-2012, 01:25 PM
But it means going on IGN.

I'll probably catch a dose of stupid.

sabrage
10-02-2012, 01:28 PM
I'd argue the opposite is true, in this case.

Heliocentric
10-02-2012, 01:38 PM
In 12 months I probably spend £50 in GamersGate and double that in steam. This discount could go some way to flipping that over into reverse

Althea
10-02-2012, 01:40 PM
I'd argue the opposite is true, in this case.
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2545/tumblrli7s6kvgq11qafrh6.jpg

sabrage
10-02-2012, 02:07 PM
See? My Little Pony macros. It has begun.

Lewie Procter
10-02-2012, 02:31 PM
Yeah, this is going to be the headline deal for the bargain bucket this weekend, but you cool cats in the forums might as well get a head start on it.

Colonel J
10-02-2012, 03:06 PM
Mirrors Edge £3.74 (http://www.greenmangaming.co.uk/games/action/mirrors-edge/) @ GMG.
Requires Origin. You can usually activate the licence code straight into Origin.

Heliocentric
10-02-2012, 03:17 PM
Also IGN prime gets you a free copy of Rochard

But i dont seem to be able to get either the discount or the game yet?

Heliocentric
10-02-2012, 03:23 PM
I think there service is failing under the strain, i cant get my code.

Aces.

I had to use *shudders* internet explorer (why no chrome love) but i now have rochard on steam.

End:

Prime - 7 Day Trial
Current Term Ends: 02/17/2012
Next Billing Event: None
Auto-Renew: Off

Win!

http://login.ign.com/prime/promos/king-arthur/ ? Free king athur? Ooh.

ColOfNature
10-02-2012, 03:26 PM
I can't even sign up with IGN - keeps saying "User cannot be registered. Please try other nickname/email." and I've tried 3 different addresses. I guess their database is taking a hammering.

Nullkigan
10-02-2012, 03:31 PM
Go to fileplanet, log out, then log back in with the ign prime account details.

Heliocentric
10-02-2012, 03:59 PM
It doesn't like chrome. For what it's worth, Rochard(ace) and King Arthur(okay) and 15% off GamersGate (for life) for free is deal of the year for me.

Edit: Just be sure to turn off auto renew.

Nullkigan
10-02-2012, 04:06 PM
$15 is the minimum subscription length after the trial. I don't think it's that much to ask for 2 games and a discount like that, especially when they've thrown more games at you in the past (and free DLC for various F2P games).

vinraith
10-02-2012, 04:10 PM
I don't know, that's kind of like stealing.

Yup, and Gamersgate is not the kind of game service I wish to deprive of revenue.

Althea
10-02-2012, 04:11 PM
Mirrors Edge £3.74 (http://www.greenmangaming.co.uk/games/action/mirrors-edge/) @ GMG.
Requires Origin. You can usually activate the licence code straight into Origin.
+1 from me. Easily worth twice, thrice or (almost) ten times that!

Heliocentric
10-02-2012, 04:22 PM
$15 is the minimum subscription length after the trial. I don't think it's that much to ask for 2 games and a discount like that, especially when they've thrown more games at you in the past (and free DLC for various F2P games).

Nope, free trial means free trial.

Kodeen
10-02-2012, 04:27 PM
I don't know, that's kind of like stealing.


GamersGate aren't, though :(


Yup, and Gamersgate is not the kind of game service I wish to deprive of revenue.

If IGN is running the promo, they are probably compensating GamersGate for the 15% off from sales. I don't see why GamersGate would agree to lose revenue to support IGN.

Heliocentric
10-02-2012, 04:30 PM
If IGN is running the promo, they are probably compensating GamersGate for the 15% off from sales. I don't see why GamersGate would agree to lose revenue to support IGN.

To get more subscribers, gamersgate will lose that 15%, but hope to attract more traffic and I wish them all the best.

I will probably nearly double my spending on gamersgate, for example, shortly after trying the demo to Mass Effect 3 I will buy it, I'll buy it where its cheapest, I can imagine this being Gamersgate now.

vinraith
10-02-2012, 04:35 PM
Whereas in my case it wouldn't increase their revenue at all, because I'm definitely going to be buying fewer games this year (none for the next few months) and already purchased the bulk of my digital titles from them.

I think agreeing to such a discount "for life" was incredibly stupid of them, though. "For the duration of the subscription" would have benefited both parties.

Heliocentric
10-02-2012, 04:55 PM
Whereas in my case it wouldn't increase their revenue at all, because I'm definitely going to be buying fewer games this year (none for the next few months) and already purchased the bulk of my digital titles from them.

I think agreeing to such a discount "for life" was incredibly stupid of them, though. "For the duration of the subscription" would have benefited both parties.
But then I wouldn't have bothered and wouldn't have gotten free Rochard :D

Ignorant Texan
10-02-2012, 05:04 PM
I think agreeing to such a discount "for life" was incredibly stupid of them, though. "For the duration of the subscription" would have benefited both parties.

Whose life? A mayfly's? GamersGate's? IGN's? Having once worked for a company that offered a 'for life' discount, that changed to yearly subscription when they needed to raise revenue(the shit-storm from rightfully pissed-off customers is one of my most unpleasant working memories), I am always dubious about offers like this. I'm sure somewhere in the IGN Prime agreement is something to the effect that they reserve the right alter terms for being eligible for the 15% discount.

I'd be interested in knowing whether it is IGN, GG, or both splitting the discount. While taking advantage of NewsCorp troubles me not at all, taking advantage of GG does.

Squiz
10-02-2012, 05:10 PM
I'd be interested in knowing whether it is IGN, GG, or both splitting the discount. While taking advantage of NewsCorp troubles me not at all, taking advantage of GG does.While this last sentence may be true, the fellas over at gamersgate HQ surely did some calculations on this before deciding that it would be a good idea to launch such a promotion.

Doodier
10-02-2012, 05:13 PM
Indie Royale went live! Zeno Clash, Hoard, Lume and Soulcaster 1&2. Pretty great in my opinion.

vinraith
10-02-2012, 05:27 PM
Whose life? A mayfly's? GamersGate's? IGN's? Having once worked for a company that offered a 'for life' discount, that changed to yearly subscription when they needed to raise revenue(the shit-storm from rightfully pissed-off customers is one of my most unpleasant working memories), I am always dubious about offers like this.

Oh, I've no doubt it will be very, very finite. The reason I think it was unwise is because it's bound to create a PR shitstorm when it's prematurely terminated.

Ignorant Texan
10-02-2012, 05:32 PM
While this last sentence may be true, the fellas over at gamersgate HQ surely did some calculations on this before deciding that it would be a good idea to launch such a promotion.

Oh, I'm sure the adults at GG know what they're doing. I was stating my gut-reaction, but I also think others would be fools for not taking advantage of the offer.

vinraith
10-02-2012, 05:52 PM
Whereas in my case it wouldn't increase their revenue at all, because I'm definitely going to be buying fewer games this year (none for the next few months) and already purchased the bulk of my digital titles from them.


You know, I retract that. I'm less likely to wait for a sale for something I intend to buy from them with a discount like this, so overall they probably do make up the difference. Having said discount I'm already eying those Achtung Panzer OpStar DLC's, for example. I would still like to know, as IT said, whether this is costing NewsCorp anything though. That'd be an added bonus.

Ignorant Texan
10-02-2012, 06:02 PM
I'd guess that NewsCorp are not solely covering the discount(if they were, D2D would have made more sense, and GamesStop would have had little to no trouble excepting the subsidy). I'd am interested in knowing what the split, if any, is, though.

Althea
10-02-2012, 06:23 PM
If IGN is running the promo, they are probably compensating GamersGate for the 15% off from sales. I don't see why GamersGate would agree to lose revenue to support IGN.
I doubt it. It's basically cheap advertising for GamersGate.

But for me - I know them, I use them, I love them. 15% off doesn't make or break purchases for me anyway, and I don't mind spending that bit more at GamersGate.

Heliocentric
10-02-2012, 06:49 PM
Oh, I've no doubt it will be very, very finite. The reason I think it was unwise is because it's bound to create a PR shitstorm when it's prematurely terminated.

We hope that you enjoyed your time as an IGN Prime member and hope to see you back again in the future. If you didn't mean to let your account expire, you can sign -up again here: http://ign.com/prime If you have any questions about your IGN Prime account, check out our Customer Support Center or Contact Us directly.

The result of not renewing or something more sinister?

Chevy
10-02-2012, 06:53 PM
We hope that you enjoyed your time as an IGN Prime member and hope to see you back again in the future. If you didn't mean to let your account expire, you can sign -up again here: http://ign.com/prime If you have any questions about your IGN Prime account, check out our Customer Support Center or Contact Us directly.

The result of not renewing or something more sinister?

That email is sent when you turn off the auto-renew.

Janek
10-02-2012, 06:56 PM
I assume it just automatically sends that to you if your account expires within x days and you don't have auto-renew on. Certainly I got it moments after switching it off.

sopabuena
10-02-2012, 07:39 PM
Indie Royale went live! Zeno Clash, Hoard, Lume and Soulcaster 1&2. Pretty great in my opinion.

Zeno Clash is worth it, the only other game that looks interesting to me is Lume, but it had pretty bad reviews. Since I already own Zeno Clash I think I will pass on this one...

Also the Jedi Knight Collection is Steam's Daily Deal at $5.

field_studies
10-02-2012, 08:07 PM
So I think Steams 50% Stronghold 3 sale is the first I've seen it substantially marked-down. What say you that are playing the many-times-patched version these days? Is half-off a worthwhile buy for fans of the series?

Scumbag
10-02-2012, 08:47 PM
Indie Royale went live! Zeno Clash, Hoard, Lume and Soulcaster 1&2. Pretty great in my opinion.

Ohhhh! Thanks for that. At least 3 of those I've hovered over with a "Do I buy or not?" thought going through my head, deciding not to each time. This kinda settles it.

Casimir Effect
10-02-2012, 11:38 PM
+1 from me. Easily worth twice, thrice or (almost) ten times that!

Mirrors Edge £3.74 (http://www.greenmangaming.co.uk/games/action/mirrors-edge/) @ GMG.
Requires Origin. You can usually activate the licence code straight into Origin.
Just to multi-check: can the Origin version get the Time Trial DLC for the game? I have Mirror's Edge on Steam but have been eternally pissed off that you can't get the DLC for it, but would have no problem getting another copy on the cheap if it would work then.

Althea
10-02-2012, 11:42 PM
Just to multi-check: can the Origin version get the Time Trial DLC for the game? I have Mirror's Edge on Steam but have been eternally pissed off that you can't get the DLC for it, but would have no problem getting another copy on the cheap if it would work then.
Yeah, as Origin is the only place you can buy it.

Casimir Effect
11-02-2012, 12:00 AM
Yeah, as Origin is the only place you can buy it.
Much obliged. Mirror's Edge now joins the list of games which I own more than once. Well deservedly so too.

[My word GMG has the most dickishly dire site I've dealt with in a while]

Heliocentric
11-02-2012, 01:59 AM
Be mindful, often EA games from other services can be activated on origin.

Althea
11-02-2012, 11:14 AM
Call of Juarez: The Cartel (http://store.steampowered.com/app/33420/) seems to have silently gone on sale on Steam for £6.80, which is 66% off.

Not sure what the DRM status is on it, though, but it doesn't seem to be listed as Always-On, but I believe it has UPlay. And Steamworks.

Izzmatazz
11-02-2012, 01:10 PM
Has anyone ever used these guys before? (http://www.ziip.co.uk) Seem really cheap, almost ridiculously cheap :S

archonsod
11-02-2012, 03:29 PM
Be mindful, often EA games from other services can be activated on origin.

IIRC anything released from 2009 onwards should be capable of activation on Origin regardless of where it's from. Or so they claim.

Vague-rant
11-02-2012, 09:02 PM
IIRC anything released from 2009 onwards should be capable of activation on Origin regardless of where it's from. Or so they claim.

Think that's basically correct. I had some trouble registering my retail copy of "The Saboteur" (from late 2009), but contacted support and they added it to my origin account pretty quickly.

outoffeelinsobad
12-02-2012, 05:38 PM
Just registered for the IGN Prime membership and got King Arthur and Rochard for free, in addition to the 15% off of everything ever at GamersGate. Pretty sweet deal for nothin'.

Ignorant Texan
12-02-2012, 06:26 PM
Dungeon Defenders for $2.99 is Amazon USA's PC down-load "Deal of the Day" -

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005VFHOOE/ref=s9_simh_gw_p367_d0_g367_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0D ER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0P254EBXG2E1SQA1JC60&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

Anthile
12-02-2012, 07:41 PM
Dungeon Defenders for $2.99 is Amazon USA's PC down-load "Deal of the Day" -

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005VFHOOE/ref=s9_simh_gw_p367_d0_g367_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0D ER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0P254EBXG2E1SQA1JC60&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

It's a steamworks title btw.

Kajo
13-02-2012, 12:07 PM
Be mindful, often EA games from other services can be activated on origin.

My Steam NFS Hot Pursuit activated itself on origin :V


btw: Anyone who preordered Mass Effect 3? Where?

Janek
13-02-2012, 12:43 PM
btw: Anyone who preordered Mass Effect 3? Where?
I preordered from Gamersgate.

Speaking of Gamersgate, Sengoku is 75% off today only (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-SENGOKU/sengoku). Anyone know whether it's worth bothering with yet? Particularly given that CK2 is out tomorrow.

Nullkigan
13-02-2012, 12:56 PM
Sengoku has more plots (kidnapping, opening gates to reduce fortifications, etc) thanks to ninjas but is worse in every other way.

Heliocentric
13-02-2012, 05:45 PM
btw: Anyone who preordered Mass Effect 3? Where?

I'm going with GamersGate for that 15% + 5% blue coins.

Costs just under £27 and you'll get about £1.35 in blue coins.

Without the blanket 15% I suggest shopping around.

I wouldn't usually spend so much but my boss* told me what to do.

I know I'm going to get screwed by dlc prices mind.

*fiancée

Lewie Procter
13-02-2012, 06:45 PM
GamersGate with the 15% off is cheapest.

PC World Downloads with coupon "pcgamer20" is the next cheapest.

Both come with a free copy of Dragon Age too.

Althea
13-02-2012, 07:11 PM
Both come with a free copy of Dragon Age too.
And if you wanted it with all the DLC and the expansion, you'd probably end up just paying like £30, so... y'know :p

renhoelder
14-02-2012, 09:30 AM
Amazon.com is having a MP oriented sale with up to 75% off, here are some bargains:

CoD: MW2 - $4.99 (http://www.amazon.com/Call-Duty-Modern-Warfare-Download/dp/B003DTMVGG/ref=br_lf_m_1000771881_1_6_ttl?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1346665862&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000771881&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=116FVZ2NA5QJ2W66PS7T) Steam

Borderlands GOTY - $6.99 (http://www.amazon.com/2K-Games-40577Borderlands1-Borderlands-Download/dp/B004M5HV5G/ref=br_lf_m_1000771881_1_7_ttl?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1346665862&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000771881&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=12FXE397KZHV6DHPQ1K2)

Battlefield Bad Company 2 -$4.99 (http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Bad-Company-2-Download/dp/B00452VG02/ref=br_lf_m_1000771881_1_4_ttl?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1346665862&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000771881&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=12FXE397KZHV6DHPQ1K2)

DrBee
14-02-2012, 11:42 AM
Better not to buy this version of MW2 if you are not in the USA. Steam does not let me activate it in Germany. And the Amazon Downloader insists that there is no internet connection available... damn it!

Revisor
14-02-2012, 12:07 PM
In my personal opinion (no flame intended) MW2 is absolutely not worth it compared to BFBC2 which goes for the same price.

Also in some regions there is a sale of shooters on Origin
http://store.origin.com/store/eaemea/en_IE/html/pbPage.lovesshooters_IE/
But at least here the prices are ridiculously high for a sale (BFBC2, MOH, BF2142, Bulletstorm ~ 10 Eur each)

Revisor
14-02-2012, 03:31 PM
Avadon for $2.99 (among casual games (!) on Amazon)
http://www.amazon.com/Avadon-The-Black-Fortress-Download/dp/B0057ISE1C/ref=br_lf_m_1000771871_1_14_ttl?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1346670702&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000771871&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1B1D1D1YQNES1T28QAX1

qizarate
14-02-2012, 06:39 PM
Curiously, the oddworld games are also tucked away in the 'casual games' section on amazon, each for a mere pittance.

Flint
14-02-2012, 07:45 PM
Killing Floor is -85% (£2.24) on Steam for the next few days.

renhoelder
14-02-2012, 10:25 PM
Better not to buy this version of MW2 if you are not in the USA. Steam does not let me activate it in Germany. And the Amazon Downloader insists that there is no internet connection available... damn it!

Maybe Germany has some restrictions on it, but I bought it from Estonia and it activated just fine. Correct me if I´m wrong, but Germany does seem to have sterner restrictions on some games, Saints Row 2 comes to mind.

sabrage
14-02-2012, 10:46 PM
Curiously, the oddworld games are also tucked away in the 'casual games' section on amazon
Steam has Super Meat Boy classified under casual; I wouldn't read too much into it.

eRa
15-02-2012, 12:02 AM
According to the Mass Effect Twitter feed you get a free copy of Battlefield 3 if you pre-order ME3 on Origin, not bad.

sabrage
15-02-2012, 12:09 AM
Not really PC related, but anyone that opted in to that IGN Prime trial account gets free access to the Starhawk Beta on PS3. Game looks pretty cool, reminds me of Mechassault.

Casimir Effect
15-02-2012, 12:14 AM
Not really game related but I'd like to point out you now get a metric fucktonne of music in the Game Music Bundle. For $1-9.99 you get 6 soundtracks, for $10+ you get another 13 on top of that, and if you spend at least $10 you can buy the first bundle for $5 more - another 10 albums as far as I can see.
So $15 for 29 albums of music, some of which is really quite excellent.

trjp
15-02-2012, 12:33 AM
Not really game related but I'd like to point out you now get a metric fucktonne of music in the Game Music Bundle. For $1-9.99 you get 6 soundtracks, for $10+ you get another 13 on top of that, and if you spend at least $10 you can buy the first bundle for $5 more - another 10 albums as far as I can see.
So $15 for 29 albums of music, some of which is really quite excellent.

I'd argue that the Shatter, Minecraft and SMB soundtracks are easily worth $15 alone!!

Juan Carlo
15-02-2012, 01:09 AM
Is Avadon really considered a "casual" game now?

It's harder than any other RPG I played in 2011 (provided you play it on torment, although some fights--like the final redbeard fight--are even still a challenge on easy).

Scumbag
15-02-2012, 01:23 AM
Is Avadon really considered a "casual" game now?

Shop guy 1: "Ever played this?"
Shop guy 2: "Nope. What does it look like?"
Shop guy 1: "Looks like some facebook game graphics wise."
Shop guy 2: "Stick it under casual."

sabrage
15-02-2012, 01:28 AM
Not really PC related, but anyone that opted in to that IGN Prime trial account gets free access to the Starhawk Beta on PS3. Game looks pretty cool, reminds me of Mechassault.
Just played a round of this. It's a lot closer to Section 8 than it is MechAssault. Throw in a healthy dose of Transformers and modern-multiplayer-shooter-wtfamIdoing and you got Starhawk.

Miker
15-02-2012, 04:10 AM
I'm looking for opinions on Dungeon Defenders, which is on sale on Amazon for $3. I didn't really like the demo, which I took issue with mainly because of the floaty controls and the incomprehensible and impenetrable interface. It's a very popular game, as far as I can tell, but I'm just really not sure why. Thoughts?

The JG Man
15-02-2012, 04:14 AM
According to the Mass Effect Twitter feed you get a free copy of Battlefield 3 if you pre-order ME3 on Origin, not bad.

I believe this is limited to NA. It is, however, a fantastic deal if you were going the digital route.

trjp
15-02-2012, 04:25 AM
I'm looking for opinions on Dungeon Defenders, which is on sale on Amazon for $3. I didn't really like the demo, which I took issue with mainly because of the floaty controls and the incomprehensible and impenetrable interface. It's a very popular game, as far as I can tell, but I'm just really not sure why. Thoughts?

Floaty controls are there in the final game - as are some nasty issues of balance and progress being hard-as-nails for solo players (it's a game which likes to punish you - sometimes I just loaf through a level to see where it's going to stab me in the back and then plan for it from the start next time!!).

It's one of those games which you play with your mates and have a great time with - but it's not much of a solo experience truth be told.

If you like the idea of a mixed tower/3rd-person RPG grinder tho, $3 isn't going to kill you! :)

Vague-rant
15-02-2012, 09:40 AM
In my personal opinion (no flame intended) MW2 is absolutely not worth it compared to BFBC2 which goes for the same price.

Also in some regions there is a sale of shooters on Origin
http://store.origin.com/store/eaemea/en_IE/html/pbPage.lovesshooters_IE/
But at least here the prices are ridiculously high for a sale (BFBC2, MOH, BF2142, Bulletstorm ~ 10 Eur each)

Hows the multiplayer for Bad Company 2? Is it still going despite 3's release?

Revisor
15-02-2012, 10:16 AM
Yes, people still play it. Not the Vietnam Expansion, that's pretty much empty, but the base game is still well populated. You may not find all combinations of modes/maps all the time but the game is alive.

sopabuena
15-02-2012, 12:31 PM
What's the deal with Dinner Date, Steam's daily deal? It's $2.50 now...

Revisor
15-02-2012, 01:09 PM
It's a short experimental, psychological minigame. I enjoyed it very much as I would enjoy a short art movie.
You are the protagonist's unconsciousness - you make him nervous or calm, patient or anxious.
I think it's a great proof of concept of what can be.

I would love to see it implemented as a part of a greater whole, eg this instead of dialogue wheels in latest RPGs or even the innovative dialogue battles in Deus Ex:HR.

The biggest flaw of this experiment is that you can't really impact the evening. It always ends up the same.
However I enjoyed the protagonist's psychological sketch very much . I can still remember the ending. One of few games that could be quiet in the right moment.

This already turns out longer than the game, so to make it short:
If you like experimental games or art movies, buy it, try it.

Janek
15-02-2012, 01:23 PM
Steel Armour: Blaze of War for £6.80 (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-SABW/steel-armor-blaze-of-war) on Gamersgate. I actually didn't realise it was out, good work Janek.

luker161
15-02-2012, 09:04 PM
Darkness II O\on sale at Greenmangaming for 40% off so $30 instead of the usual $50

SirKicksalot
15-02-2012, 10:21 PM
Was The Darkness II a gigantic bomb or something?

luker161
15-02-2012, 11:23 PM
Was The Darkness II a gigantic bomb or something?
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/02/09/wot-i-think-the-darkness-ii/

Looks like it was alright

Greenman also just happens to have random sales now and then (like 50% off skyrim every random 4am in the morning)

TailSwallower
15-02-2012, 11:34 PM
It's hard to say exactly where GMG get their keys from, so I wouldn't take a discount on their store to necessarily mean anything. If Steam starts offering the same sort of discount in the next couple of days THEN you could assume it bombed.

sabrage
16-02-2012, 01:09 AM
I think The Darkness 2 is the perfect example of a game that should have launched at $40. AA sequel to a game nobody played with a different studio at the helm... the WIT pretty much sold me on it, but I'll be waiting until it hits that sweet spot (and once I start waiting, I usually keep waiting)

SirKicksalot
16-02-2012, 02:23 AM
Well, here's a confirmation from an Amazon rep that it bombed (at least on PC):

Just an update and an FYI, I'm sure someone will ask if we are going to match the 40% off Darkness II GMG deal currently running.

We are not going to match, nor do I want to be a jerk and go post in other people's threads, but I can promise you that waiting until Thursday of next week will be a better deal for you.
(http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9376557&postcount=5063)

goatmonkey
16-02-2012, 08:33 AM
A £40 price point was probably not the best starting point for it in the UK, though I am very keen to try it out it's in the £10 or less pile at the moment

Juan Carlo
16-02-2012, 09:23 AM
GMG is often just really cheap. I got Deus Ex: HR from them for like 30 dollars 2 or 3 weeks after it released.

Althea
16-02-2012, 11:08 AM
It's time for the weekend deal on GamersGate, and this time it's Neverwinter Nights (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/games?prio=relevance&q=neverwinternightweekend) - 1 and 2, and the expansions for 2. Only thing missing is Kingmaker, but it's available in the Diamond Edition (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-NWND/neverwinter-nights-diamond) at about £2.36. It's also worth pointing out that Mysteries of Westgate (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-NWN2MW/neverwinter-nights-2-mysteries-of-westgate), an official fan-pack of sorts, is also down to £2.36 and is probably good for those who have to "have everything" for NWN2.

The best deal is the recent Neverwinter Nights Complete (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-DDNWNC/dungeons-and-dragons-neverwinter-nights-complete) pack at just shy of £7 - it's everything. NWN1 Diamond and NWN2 Platinum + Westgate. That's two games, four official expansions, a third official fan-pack-maybe-sort-of expansion and three of the premium modules for NWN. That's a steal. An absolute steal.

NWN1 I'm sure most people own more than once (I think I've owned about four copies over the years), but NWN2 I found to be really good considering I'm not a huge D&D fan and I managed to get through it with a paladin, so yeah - I'd recommend it. It does have a few technical problems here and there, and it's not the prettiest game, but I'd say it's better than BioWare's later Dragon Age, which even seemed to take a number of features from NWN2 (especially the castle upgrade aspect in Awakening).

Also of note is Alan Wake Collector's Edition (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-ALANWAKECE/alan-wake-collectors-edition) at £30 on GamersGate, which releases in 8 hours time as of this post. You get Alan Wake and the "Alan Wake Extras" (available separately for £25 and £8 respectively), with the extras being the usual Collector's Edition stuff, so kudos to the devs/publishers for that split. Mind you, £25 for Alan Wake (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-ALANWAKE/alan-wake) seems like a good deal anyway. It is listed as a "3rd Party Download", so it's pretty much definitely Steamworks as was hinted at in one of the interviews.

TailSwallower
16-02-2012, 01:38 PM
It's time for the weekend deal on GamersGate, and this time it's Neverwinter Nights (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/games?prio=relevance&q=neverwinternightweekend) - 1 and 2, and the expansions for 2. Only thing missing is Kingmaker, but it's available in the Diamond Edition (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-NWND/neverwinter-nights-diamond) at about £2.36. It's also worth pointing out that Mysteries of Westgate (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-NWN2MW/neverwinter-nights-2-mysteries-of-westgate), an official fan-pack of sorts, is also down to £2.36 and is probably good for those who have to "have everything" for NWN2.

Are there any must-have patches/mods/etc?

I got both NWNs over Xmas, but just convinced a friend that I MP with to grab the pack, so I figured I should ask before we start a game.

trjp
16-02-2012, 01:39 PM
On the topic of NWN - I've just never managed to get on with it (as a single-player game) - NWN1 is far too dated feeling now and NwN2 just feels dry and dull...

Even cheap I just suspect I'd feel short-changed (it's probably different if you can corrall people into playing with you??)

I'm guessing Steam's weekend deal is going to be COD:MW3 - because they've said so - so if anyone is still waiting for that (really!?) it will be a deal I guess! :)

Althea
16-02-2012, 01:43 PM
Are there any must-have patches/mods/etc?
Ain't got a clue, sorry.

Heliocentric
16-02-2012, 03:36 PM
The original campaign of NWN1 is terrible, the expansions are fine.

vinraith
16-02-2012, 04:10 PM
Actually Kingmaker is not the only thing missing, ALL the NWN1 DLC is missing and a fair bit of it was excellent. I don't even think you can buy that stuff direct from Bioware anymore, I truly wish they'd re-release it with one of these packages.

Althea
16-02-2012, 04:28 PM
Actually Kingmaker is not the only thing missing, ALL the NWN1 DLC is missing and a fair bit of it was excellent. I don't even think you can buy that stuff direct from Bioware anymore, I truly wish they'd re-release it with one of these packages.
All? No, Kingmaker has three (well, sort of) of the packs. But yeah, a lot of them aren't there and haven't been available for some time.

Corpekata
16-02-2012, 06:02 PM
The extra DLC is not missing from the Gamersgate version, as it is all free now. What IS wrong with the Gamersgate version is that it is not fully patched. 1.69 is the latest and includes all the premium modules for free, the GG version is 1.66. Simply needs to be patched. Follow this link http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/187/index/3341490

If the module you're after isn't in, you can just download any of them and while it will try to authenticate that you bought them, it will fail and you'll still be able to play. Don't click demo.

Althea
16-02-2012, 06:05 PM
The extra DLC is not missing from the Gamersgate version, as it is all free now.
I highly doubt that. Source?

Corpekata
16-02-2012, 06:08 PM
I highly doubt that. Source?


Google NWN premium modules free and you'll find a handful of news related to it. Random one! http://www.neverwinterconnections.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=news&id=594 (this link also contains download links for those that need them).

http://social.bioware.com/forum/Neverwinter-Nights-1/NwN-1-General-Discussion-Forum-No-Spoilers-Allowed/So-are-all-the-Premium-Modules-now-free-to-play-or-what-8178901-1.html

Althea
16-02-2012, 06:11 PM
Sounds less like they're free-to-play and more like they work without you having to buy them. Judging by the posts and the NWN Connections link, sounds more like an issue with the authentication allowing you to play rather than any true switch to being free.

Corpekata
16-02-2012, 06:20 PM
Sounds less like they're free-to-play and more like they work without you having to buy them. Judging by the posts and the NWN Connections link, sounds more like an issue with the authentication allowing you to play rather than any true switch to being free.

It likely started out accidently. Around the time this first happened the NWN forums were hacked. The servers taken down and everyone was able to play them for a few months. It was put back up around December, and people were failing. However, it was randomly allowing people to pass starting in January again.

SirKicksalot
16-02-2012, 08:58 PM
Alan Wake 33% off on GMG. Registers on Steam. (http://www.greenmangaming.co.uk/promo/awake/)

Pertusaria
16-02-2012, 11:45 PM
Magicka for 2.50 euro on Steam for the next 19 hours or so.

I haven't played it, but RPS' opinion seems to be that it's a buggy mess - but a fun buggy mess with a lot of ideas. If I were interested in online multiplayer, I'd probably get it for that price.

trjp
17-02-2012, 03:38 AM
Magicka for 2.50 euro on Steam for the next 19 hours or so.

I haven't played it, but RPS' opinion seems to be that it's a buggy mess - but a fun buggy mess with a lot of ideas. If I were interested in online multiplayer, I'd probably get it for that price.

It's been cheap so many times there can't be many people left to leap surely?? :)

Multiplayer it's great - mainly due to the ease with which you can screw up (the controls being shabby is almost the best part in that respect).

Singleplayer is awful tho - not because of bugs, just because it's a one-trick pony and gets tedious pretty quickly...

renhoelder
17-02-2012, 09:09 AM
Origin is having another sale

linky (http://store.origin.com/store/eaemea/en_IE/html/pbPage.lovescarnival_IE/)

The funny thing is for example MOH and Battlefield 2 Complete are 50% cheaper than on the FPS sale that just recently ended :D

Revisor
17-02-2012, 03:06 PM
Mass Effect 2 for $4.99 on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Arts-40450Mass-Effect-Download/dp/B00452VH0Q/

corbain
17-02-2012, 04:47 PM
:oops wrong thread:

squareking
17-02-2012, 07:24 PM
Age of Wonder (http://www.gog.com/promo/age_of_wonders_series) series 50% at GOG.

Worth picking up?

corbain
17-02-2012, 07:29 PM
Wolfenstein any good? On steam for £2.49.

Surely worth it at that price

SirKicksalot
17-02-2012, 07:52 PM
Wolfenstein is awesome. Great weapons, solid missions, good graphics, plenty of cheese. Buy it.
Watch this video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSA0bi-qkPc) That lightning weapon is INSANE.

Heliocentric
17-02-2012, 09:14 PM
Wolfenstein is awesome. Great weapons, solid missions, good graphics, plenty of cheese. Buy it.
Watch this video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSA0bi-qkPc) That lightning weapon is INSANE.
God! I mean I have better games to play backlogged, but £2.49 is cheap.

Pertusaria
17-02-2012, 09:34 PM
Age of Wonder (http://www.gog.com/promo/age_of_wonders_series) series 50% at GOG.

Worth picking up?

A lot of people liked them (in particular the third one) when they came to GOG:
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/09/24/age-of-wonders-re-release-also-interview/

Memph
17-02-2012, 09:38 PM
I buckled on NuWolf at that price, despite backlog. I generally have fun with Raven's stuff and I do prefer my shooters with a fantastical bent, as opposed to run-of-the-mill, common as mayo in service station sandwiches 'realism'.

renhoelder
17-02-2012, 11:32 PM
I buckled on NuWolf it at that price, despite backlog. I generally have fun with Raven's stuff and I do prefer my shooters with a fantastical bent, as opposed to run-of-the-mill, common as mayo in service station sandwiches 'realism'.

+1 Wolfenstein brings back fond memories, the ones before NuWolf, so I´ll add this to the list and see how it holds up against the nostalgia-laden ancestors.

agentorange
18-02-2012, 07:01 AM
Kane & Lynch 1 (http://www.amazon.com/Kane-Lynch-Dead-Men-Pc/dp/B000UUFR12/ref=sr_1_2_title_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1329544626&sr=1-2) and 2 (http://www.amazon.com/Kane-Lynch-2-Dog-Days-Pc/dp/B0023CBZKM/ref=sr_1_1_title_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1329544626&sr=1-1) are on sale for $5 each on Amazon.

renhoelder
18-02-2012, 10:24 AM
Total War: Shogun 2 ~ 4,41€ (http://www.nuuvem.com.br/produto/57-total-war-shogun-2) - Steam key

Deus Ex:HR ~ 6,65€ (http://www.nuuvem.com.br/produto/453-deus-ex-human-revolution) - Steam key


Some other offers,

http://www.nuuvem.com.br/produtos?promo=1&ordem=valor

I used Chrome to navigate the site, which is in Portugese

ColOfNature
18-02-2012, 12:29 PM
That Groupees (http://groupees.com/bemine) thing is back up.

trjp
18-02-2012, 04:58 PM
The Bargain Bucket sent me hunting around the Origin Store and I found a great deal (which may be UK specific or whatever)

Shift2: Unleashed plus it's DLC (which is Origin-only I think) for £5!!

It's such a good deal they've neither advertised it nor even seen fit to put it on their 'Offers' page - so hey ho!

renhoelder
18-02-2012, 05:06 PM
Origin is having another sale

linky (http://store.origin.com/store/eaemea/en_IE/html/pbPage.lovescarnival_IE/)

The funny thing is for example MOH and Battlefield 2 Complete are 50% cheaper than on the FPS sale that just recently ended :D


The Bargain Bucket sent me hunting around the Origin Store and I found a great deal (which may be UK specific or whatever)

Shift2: Unleashed plus it's DLC (which is Origin-only I think) for £5!!

It's such a good deal they've neither advertised it nor even seen fit to put it on their 'Offers' page - so hey ho!

This one? It was on the Origin Store frontpage under "Origin Loves Carnival"

Althea
18-02-2012, 05:08 PM
The First Templar is £5 (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-TFT/the-first-templar) for the next ~16hrs on GamersGate.

I highly recommend it. It's like an old skool co-op game mixed with some slightly wobbly Arkham Asylum-esque combat. It's playable solo (as I did) and perhaps even preferable that way.

It's not perfect, it's a bit shoddy in places, but I really enjoyed it and would recommend it.

P.S. By "Other DRM", it means Kalypso Game Launcher - nothing really that troublesome, nor that welcome in fact.

Colonel J
18-02-2012, 06:17 PM
Tried to post this in the Bargain Bucket comments but still awaiting moderation because of the links

Rise of Flight (http://riseofflight.com/en) Iron Cross Edition is down to $9.99 on Amazon US (http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Flight-Iron-Cross-Download/dp/B004TGME1Y/ref=zg_bs_2445225011_2):

For non-US you either need the fake US address trick at check-out (I’ve not done but I gather it works) or you can buy from FSPilotshop (http://www.fspilotshop.com/product_info.php?products_id=2740) for the same price.

I’ve only played the demo so far, which as I understand it is exactly the same as the paid game but you only get the one starter aircraft. The ICE package gives you 8 DLC aircraft which, believe me, you are going to want to grab at that price if you enjoy the game at all and want to get into the campaign, individually that lot is $50 odd. It’s a steep learning curve but a very rewarding of your time, the flight physics model in this game is truly a thing of beauty.

From this week's mail-out from the devs:
“The sale runs all week from Feb. 14th to Feb. 20th. We reluctantly agreed to this sale so let’s see if we can at least hit #1 on their chart for digital PC games….We don’t know when or if this price will ever happen again.”

I guess it might be on sale for longer at FSPilotshop at it only went on at that price last night.

Kingmarzo
18-02-2012, 09:36 PM
Has anyone's IGN discount with Gamersgate been changed?

I knew it wouldn't last long...

Colonel J
18-02-2012, 10:18 PM
Has anyone's IGN discount with Gamersgate been changed?

I knew it wouldn't last long...

Just experimented by adding stuff to the cart. Mine still works and my IGN Prime account expired yesterday.

Though I notice that when I tried adding Alan Wake to the cart the discount came as a 'cashback' in blue coins worth 15%, you still paid the full price. For other things the discount was a proper 15% off.

vinraith
18-02-2012, 11:24 PM
Just experimented by adding stuff to the cart. Mine still works and my IGN Prime account expired yesterday.

Though I notice that when I tried adding Alan Wake to the cart the discount came as a 'cashback' in blue coins worth 15%, you still paid the full price. For other things the discount was a proper 15% off.

Being as I, like Kingmarzo, expected it to disappear entirely, I'd be frankly thrilled if all it did was turn into 15% bonus blue coins. Good lord, the free games I'd get out of that...

JamesG
18-02-2012, 11:32 PM
Yeah, I'm getting the mix here as well. I wonder if its a contractual thing, a bit like the way GoG.com gave cashback with the Witcher 2 in certain regions because publishing deals prevented them selling at a lower price.

Corpekata
18-02-2012, 11:43 PM
Just from my experimenting it appears really new/preorder stuff do the blue coins but most stuff does a flat discount. Also appears if you add any game that does the blue coins thing, the rest do it too, no mixing and matching.

sabrage
19-02-2012, 12:49 AM
Crusader Kings 2 does the cash discount, and Alan Wake does the blue coins. 20% back in blue coins isn't bad at all.

trjp
19-02-2012, 02:08 AM
This one? It was on the Origin Store frontpage under "Origin Loves Carnival"

THat's weird - it's not under that heading in the client - nor was it in the list of games in the 'Origin Loves Carnival' email I got

Hey ho - £5s a great deal for Shift2 and it's DLC :)

Colonel J
19-02-2012, 02:43 PM
Being as I, like Kingmarzo, expected it to disappear entirely, I'd be frankly thrilled if all it did was turn into 15% bonus blue coins. Good lord, the free games I'd get out of that...

Yes good point I shouldn't have sounded disparaging about that. I use Gamersgate a lot myself and 15%+5% in blue coins on it's own would be a big incentive to use them as first choice all the time. If this deal does stick, which I'm doubtful about myself too. So far they still seem to be honouring it though. It seems too good to be true but I figure that in the long run the increase in loyalty and revenue must be worth it for them, I mean they must know that people would exploit the IGN free trial just for this.

luker161
19-02-2012, 06:38 PM
http://www.reddit.com/r/SteamGameSwap/comments/pwbsq/psa_deus_ex_human_revolution_for_874/

Its a portuguese site, but they have some good deals right now: Human Revolution for $8.74 being the most notable, but also magicka etc on sale.

also, witcher 2 for 15 on amazon, does anyone know if this registers on steam?

edit: after some googling, apparently not.

Althea
19-02-2012, 06:50 PM
also, witcher 2 for 15 on amazon, does anyone know if this registers on steam?

edit: after some googling, apparently not.
No, it doesn't. If it's the original release, it has SecuROM that's patched out when updated. If it's The Witcher 2.0, it should be DRM-free.

sopabuena
19-02-2012, 08:59 PM
There is a "Happy Hour" at IndieGala. Buy one, get two. Anyone want to split the $10 bundle?

sopabuena
19-02-2012, 10:24 PM
Found these free keys on the Steam RoboBlitz forum. I think they still work:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2549735

Corpekata
20-02-2012, 09:51 AM
Nordic Games having a sale over at Gamersgate. They have a ton of random, weird, and sometimes bad stuff. Best known titles are Painkiller, Gothic, Spellforce, and The Guild.

Anthile
20-02-2012, 10:01 AM
Nordic Games having a sale over at Gamersgate. They have a ton of random, weird, and sometimes bad stuff. Best known titles are Painkiller, Gothic, Spellforce, and The Guild.

...aka most ex-Jowood titles.

Hey, they have Thandor! I played that more than a decade ago!

Seniath
20-02-2012, 10:52 AM
Syndicate comes with a free copy of Mirror's Edge on GamersGate (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-SYNDICATEUK/syndicate-uk). List price is a bit above average (£31.45 vs £29.99 at Amazon), but if you did that IGN 15% off thing last weekend it comes out cheaper, at £26.75.

Revisor
20-02-2012, 12:21 PM
I advise you not to preorder Syndicate just because of its name and wait for the first reviews. The reactions to trailers and gameplay footage were overwhelmingly underwhelmed.

Corpekata
20-02-2012, 01:21 PM
Or, y'know, play the demo.

Althea
20-02-2012, 02:01 PM
I advise you not to preorder Syndicate just because of its name
As was said by the great Reduced Shakespeare Company, "A nose by any other name could still smell"

Seniath
20-02-2012, 02:31 PM
Or, y'know, play the demo.

Aye, I thoroughly enjoyed the demo. The only reason I haven't pre-ordered yet is because I'm waiting to hear how good the port is. But this is all going off-topic.

Ansob
20-02-2012, 04:05 PM
I advise you not to preorder Syndicate just because of its name and wait for the first reviews. The reactions to trailers and gameplay footage were overwhelmingly underwhelmed.

People being idiots because it's not a new isometric Syndicate isn't exactly a valid indicator of the game's quality - but yes, the port quality might be terrible. Hopefully not, though, because by all accounts it's a really fun game. :(

Althea
20-02-2012, 09:18 PM
Today's Daily Deal on Gaben's Money Machine is Just Cause 2 for just shy of £5.

Not particularly a bargain (I've seen retail editions go for that for some time now), but still a good buy at that price. It's a pretty darned good sandbox game which opens up pretty much straight away, and you can have loads of fun with it. I tried the demo late last year and I was in tears of laughter, and I got it not much later in the GamersGate winter sale.

The voice acting is a bit hammy, the physics are absolutely buggered and there's a couple of issues here and there, but largely it's a very well-made and VERY pretty game. And it's a lot of fun. The DLC isn't necessary, and in fact I would even say don't bother with it because it's just pointless.

Oh - Vista & DX10 and upwards only, IIRC.

The JG Man
20-02-2012, 10:11 PM
I can sell it better than that, Althea!

Do you like explosions? Do you like being the one to cause explosions? What if I said you can make massive explosions, with a variety of weapons and vehicles, sometimes leaping from vehicles that are about to explode to currently non-exploding vehicles?

Just Cause 2 is a game for you.

Althea
20-02-2012, 10:13 PM
Do you like making one hell of a mess AND get rewarded for it?

Buy Just Cause 2. NOW.

The JG Man
20-02-2012, 10:16 PM
What we're saying is, you should get Just Cause 2.

Also, have the James Bond theme on stand by. You'll know when to use it.

vinraith
20-02-2012, 10:37 PM
To offer a counterpoint: Just Cause 2 is the biggest, prettiest, emptiest sandbox you'll ever find. The missions suck, the controls are awkward even on a console controller, the game is painfully poorly balanced, and the explosions lack punch. Mercenaries was a much more entertaining version of the same basic idea, if you ask me.

Althea
20-02-2012, 10:38 PM
To offer a counterpoint: Just Cause 2 is the biggest, prettiest, emptiest sandbox you'll ever find. The missions suck, the controls are awkward even on a console controller, the game is painfully poorly balanced, and the explosions lack punch. Mercenaries was a much more entertaining version of the same basic idea, if you ask me.
Mercanaries 2 is out of print retail and only available (IIRC) via Origin for twice the price of JC2 ;)

trjp
20-02-2012, 10:41 PM
To offer a counterpoint: Just Cause 2 is the biggest, prettiest, emptiest sandbox you'll ever find. The missions suck, the controls are awkward even on a console controller, the game is painfully poorly balanced, and the explosions lack punch. Mercenaries was a much more entertaining version of the same basic idea, if you ask me.

Mercenaries (esp 2) plays like a freeware game - I got it for free and I'm still faintly embarrassed by it.

JC2 is a game in which you make your own fun - and that's something some people seem incapable of - and whilst you're doing it, it just sits there looking amazing :)

vinraith
20-02-2012, 10:42 PM
Mercanaries 2 is out of print retail and only available (IIRC) via Origin for twice the price of JC2 ;)

And worse yet, I'm not even talking about Mercs 2 (which I never played), I'm talking about the first one.

None of which changes the fact that I paid $5 for Just Cause 2 and still felt I got ripped off. It's a very pretty map with nothing on it. As a game it's just awful.

Memph
20-02-2012, 10:51 PM
I remember the PC Gamer (maybe Zone) UK review of Mercs 2. Apparently it was utterly broken and wouldn't run properly even on any of the most ninja-beast of beastly ninja PCs at the time.

Althea
20-02-2012, 10:56 PM
None of which changes the fact that I paid $5 for Just Cause 2 and still felt I got ripped off. It's a very pretty map with nothing on it. As a game it's just awful.
I know where you're coming from, but I disagree. I think it actually promotes exploration and stuff. At times, yeah, it's a bit too much - I remember all too well the rather dull 16km differences between some missions, and a lot of the Agency missions in particular felt too short, whereas the faction missions felt repetitive.

But I think part of the fun of JC2 was spontaneously dicking around. The best moments for me were when I just stopped in a town, called in the Yank to drop shit for me and then proceeded to blow everything up and collect the parts/upgrades. Grappling bells to cars was also something I particularly enjoyed.

Revisor
20-02-2012, 11:14 PM
Experiment 112 for £4.48 on GG.
It's innovative (even today) and has a tense atmosphere.
The controls are quite clunky, so you have to like adventure games with a story to press forward.

http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-112/the-experiment-112

I liked the gameplay of Just Cause 2 but ultimately it felt hollow because of the bad script and story.

Althea
20-02-2012, 11:20 PM
Experiment 112 for £4.48 on GG.
It's innovative (even today) and has a tense atmosphere.
The controls are quite clunky, so you have to like adventure games with a story to press forward.
I have it, I played a bit and I stopped. It's so bloody weird...


I liked the gameplay of Just Cause 2 but ultimately it felt hollow because of the bad script and story.
I don't think the story was the main focus...

The JG Man
20-02-2012, 11:26 PM
You say bad script and story of JC2, but I ask you; have you completed the final two missions? They are some of the most imaginative, crazy and utterly amazing set-pieces I've played in a game. They're so utterly bonkers, they transcend the notion of quality, become a state unto-their-own and are simply sublime to play. Think I'm kidding? [Massive end game spoilers]Finishing the last mission by fighting 3 generals on top of a 3-towered hotel, one of which uses a tank(!), you investigate an underground/mountain-enclosed base, have to escape from an entire army before the final mission involves you surfing on nuclear missiles, while simultaneously being shot at by someone else riding missiles and trying to defuse them.[/spoiler]

Just Cause 2 embraces the bat-shit insane and makes a game out of it. It is truly amazing.

vinraith
21-02-2012, 12:34 AM
I know where you're coming from, but I disagree. I think it actually promotes exploration and stuff. At times, yeah, it's a bit too much - I remember all too well the rather dull 16km differences between some missions, and a lot of the Agency missions in particular felt too short, whereas the faction missions felt repetitive.

But I think part of the fun of JC2 was spontaneously dicking around. The best moments for me were when I just stopped in a town, called in the Yank to drop shit for me and then proceeded to blow everything up and collect the parts/upgrades. Grappling bells to cars was also something I particularly enjoyed.

See. my problem was that I love exploring in sandbox games, but I couldn't find any reason to do so in JC2. There are no collectibles, no neat hidden stuff, no weapons unlocked by finding a hidden stash or the like, everything is basically the same everywhere. You can blow stuff up, and you can shoot people, but the incentive for doing so is exactly the same on one side of the map as the other so what's the point or traveling? Once you're tired of the scenery (and I'll certainly grant the scenery is remarkable, but sightseeing by itself isn't much incentive IMO) there's no real reason to bother.

Revisor
21-02-2012, 12:49 AM
You say bad script and story of JC2, but I ask you; have you completed the final two missions? They are some of the most imaginative, crazy and utterly amazing set-pieces I've played in a game. They're so utterly bonkers, they transcend the notion of quality, become a state unto-their-own and are simply sublime to play. Think I'm kidding? [Massive end game spoilers]Finishing the last mission by fighting 3 generals on top of a 3-towered hotel, one of which uses a tank(!), you investigate an underground/mountain-enclosed base, have to escape from an entire army before the final mission involves you surfing on nuclear missiles, while simultaneously being shot at by someone else riding missiles and trying to defuse them.[/spoiler]

Just Cause 2 embraces the bat-shit insane and makes a game out of it. It is truly amazing.
That sounds great but unfortunately I didn't see it through to the end. I finished a few Agency and a few gang missions and ultimately lost interest (eg to Saints Row 3 which is similar but tied better together). That said I loved flying the chopper and wreaking havoc and the hook was a lot of fun too. :)

zookeeper
21-02-2012, 01:19 AM
You say bad script and story of JC2, but I ask you; have you completed the final two missions? They are some of the most imaginative, crazy and utterly amazing set-pieces I've played in a game. They're so utterly bonkers, they transcend the notion of quality, become a state unto-their-own and are simply sublime to play.

But to appreciate this you have to get to the end game first. I lost interest long before that. Whenever I play it now I don't even bother with missions, I just wreak havoc (which brings in swarms of enemies and I give up for another few months).

Althea
21-02-2012, 11:33 AM
There are no collectibles
Just about 300 of them.


no neat hidden stuff
Perhaps.


no weapons unlocked by finding a hidden stash or the like
No, but you unlock them and vehicles via making a mess.


You can blow stuff up, and you can shoot people, but the incentive for doing so is exactly the same on one side of the map as the other so what's the point or traveling? Once you're tired of the scenery (and I'll certainly grant the scenery is remarkable, but sightseeing by itself isn't much incentive IMO) there's no real reason to bother.
That's true enough, although there's quite a lot of variation in the scenery. Fighting in, say, the forest is different to a village, and that's different to a factory/plant/dock and that's different to the snow. Largely it's different in just the amount of "cover", but you can do some fun things with the grapple in some places that you can't in others.

Fredie007
21-02-2012, 07:56 PM
AI War: Fleet Command is the daily on Steam. Not my type of game but I have one of those 50% off coupons. If anyone's interested, just send me a pm.

Kodeen
21-02-2012, 08:07 PM
Buy 1 get 1 D&D games at GOG. Plus they'll throw ToEE in for free in addition if you don't already have it.

http://www.gog.com/page/promo_buy1_get1

squareking
21-02-2012, 08:30 PM
Buy 1 get 1 D&D games at GOG. Plus they'll throw ToEE in for free in addition if you don't already have it.

http://www.gog.com/page/promo_buy1_get1

Obligatory ToEE/Co8 post. Not a bad promo at all.

Universal Hamster
21-02-2012, 11:29 PM
What do we make of current Steam Midweek Madness sale: Cities XL 2012 for £7.50?
Would I, as someone who suspects he really would love SimCity 4 if only it ran properly, like it?

Miker
22-02-2012, 12:40 AM
I'm going to buy two games from GoG, and one of them will be Planescape. The other will be either Baldur's Gate 1 or 2. Which one should I get? GO!

Kelron
22-02-2012, 01:14 AM
I'm going to buy two games from GoG, and one of them will be Planescape. The other will be either Baldur's Gate 1 or 2. Which one should I get? GO!

If you plan to play both BG games eventually, 1. If you're not sure you'll like it, 2.

vinraith
22-02-2012, 01:15 AM
I'm going to buy two games from GoG, and one of them will be Planescape. The other will be either Baldur's Gate 1 or 2. Which one should I get? GO!

You should unequivocally get both. It'd be madness to play 2 without having played 1, and it'd be foolish in the extreme to play 1 and not play 2. Furthermore, you should install BGT, which turns them into a single game under the BG2 engine, per the instructions here:

http://www.gog.com/en/forum/baldurs_gate_series/baldurs_gate_2_essential_mods/page1

Wizardry
22-02-2012, 01:17 AM
You should unequivocally get both. It'd be madness to play 2 without having played 1, and it'd be foolish in the extreme to play 1 and not play 2. Furthermore, you should install BGT, which turns them into a single game under the BG2 engine, per the instructions here:

http://www.gog.com/en/forum/baldurs_gate_series/baldurs_gate_2_essential_mods/page1
This. You speak the truth as always!

sabrage
22-02-2012, 01:18 AM
Buy BG1, get BG2, and wait for a better deal on Planescape.

Corpekata
22-02-2012, 02:01 AM
You could always just get the D&D pack from sites like Gamersgate. Both Baldurs, both Icewinds, ToEE, Planescape, for 20 USD. And that's the non sale price. Infinity Engine generally works rather well on modern OS so no real messing around needed.

In other news, Dawn of Fantasy is free for members of IGN prime. If you got a free trial to check out the Gamersgate 15 percent or Rochard, you might still have access.

sopabuena
22-02-2012, 02:35 AM
Seconding the IGN Prime thing, I was worried my subscription was no cancelled, but it reads "User does not have any active subscriptions" on my member page. Did anyone got charged?

Kodeen
22-02-2012, 03:00 AM
Seconding the IGN Prime thing, I was worried my subscription was no cancelled, but it reads "User does not have any active subscriptions" on my member page. Did anyone got charged?

Just checked the bank and I never was. Slightly annoying that they don't remove you from the mailing list when your account lapses, though that's probably intentional.

Heliocentric
22-02-2012, 03:13 AM
In other news, Dawn of Fantasy is free for members of IGN prime. If you got a free trial to check out the Gamersgate 15 percent or Rochard, you might still have access.

Nice catch, despite being an MMORTS its subscription free so it is actually a free thing you might want.

lhzr
22-02-2012, 12:47 PM
See. my problem was that I love exploring in sandbox games, but I couldn't find any reason to do so in JC2. There are no collectibles, no neat hidden stuff, no weapons unlocked by finding a hidden stash or the like, everything is basically the same everywhere. You can blow stuff up, and you can shoot people, but the incentive for doing so is exactly the same on one side of the map as the other so what's the point or traveling? Once you're tired of the scenery (and I'll certainly grant the scenery is remarkable, but sightseeing by itself isn't much incentive IMO) there's no real reason to bother.

For a second I thought you were describing Minecraft.

Sketch
22-02-2012, 01:35 PM
There are no collectibles, no neat hidden stuff,


Sorry to drag this over to the next page, but I saw this and it is just not fair on the amount of effort they put into making JC2. Not only are there hundreds of collectibles, but there are hundreds of really cool easter eggs, like the black smoke monster from Lost, the hatch and plane crash from Lost also. A body of water with a remote controlled shark fin swimming around, the pier from I Am Legend, hidden pockets of winter, underwater ruins, hidden bubble blaster and a lot more. It's full of great stuff to find.

Corpekata
22-02-2012, 01:48 PM
http://www.indievania.com/blog/indievania-launch-sale

Indievania is out of beta, having a launch sale. Notables include Cardinal Quest, Cthulu Saves the World, Inside a Star Filled sky. All the sale titles are 1-2 USD.

They've also commited to DRM free only games just recently.

sabrage
22-02-2012, 02:50 PM
Any thoughts on Cardinal Quest? I was upset when I didn't get to try the free version, but more importantly than "is it worth $1?" is it worth my time?

Giaddon
22-02-2012, 03:31 PM
Sorry to drag this over to the next page, but I saw this and it is just not fair on the amount of effort they put into making JC2. Not only are there hundreds of collectibles, but there are hundreds of really cool easter eggs, like the black smoke monster from Lost, the hatch and plane crash from Lost also. A body of water with a remote controlled shark fin swimming around, the pier from I Am Legend, hidden pockets of winter, underwater ruins, hidden bubble blaster and a lot more. It's full of great stuff to find.

Really glad you brought this up, I was going to if no one else did. Saying Just Cause 2 doesn't have cool hidden details is a Stalinesque revision of the actual truth. Although there probably aren't "hundreds" of them. :)

vinraith
22-02-2012, 03:46 PM
For a second I thought you were describing Minecraft.

Yeah, Minecraft has essentially the same problem. The crafting and survival stuff is entertaining for a little while, but I do wish they'd populate the sandbox with something beyond scenery.





Saying Just Cause 2 doesn't have cool hidden details is a Stalinesque revision of the actual truth.

I wasn't saying that, though. It's a lovely, detailed, beautiful sandbox. The problem is, scenery is not my definition of "great stuff to find." Some of the Easter Egg stuff is cute, don't get me wrong, but a proper sandbox that's really going to motivate exploration (for me) needs to have gameplay-meaningful stuff to find. JC2 simply doesn't. Much like Minecraft, aside from sightseeing there's just no reason to go anywhere.

Olero
22-02-2012, 04:06 PM
What do we make of current Steam Midweek Madness sale: Cities XL 2012 for £7.50?
Would I, as someone who suspects he really would love SimCity 4 if only it ran properly, like it?

I'm the one next to you on the fence here, anyone here with a decent opinion on Cities XL 2012?

Zephro
22-02-2012, 04:35 PM
Much like Minecraft, aside from sightseeing there's just no reason to go anywhere.

While I'd usually agree with this, probably why I find Elder Scrolls a bit of a chore that going places doesn't yield many interesting new things, I just can't with Minecraft.

Dunno why but I always find the new bits of scenery I find in Minecraft fascinating, I think it's because it's procedural and feels sort of organic. Like when you find a random seed has caused a waterfall and a lavaflow to make a pretty pattern in a cliff side. Also when you see this it makes you think "Oh I could totally build a fort into that."

Though yeah with other games I agree with that as a criticism.

Giaddon
22-02-2012, 04:48 PM
I wasn't saying that, though. It's a lovely, detailed, beautiful sandbox. The problem is, scenery is not my definition of "great stuff to find." Some of the Easter Egg stuff is cute, don't get me wrong, but a proper sandbox that's really going to motivate exploration (for me) needs to have gameplay-meaningful stuff to find. JC2 simply doesn't. Much like Minecraft, aside from sightseeing there's just no reason to go anywhere.

OK, fair enough. Sightseeing is probably my #1 reason I play half the games I play, so we're just crossing wires here. Carry on!

vinraith
22-02-2012, 06:01 PM
While I'd usually agree with this, probably why I find Elder Scrolls a bit of a chore that going places doesn't yield many interesting new things, I just can't with Minecraft.

That's funny. It's true of me with Minecraft, but NOT with Elder Scrolls, precisely because I think there are tons of neat, genuinely useful (or at least interesting) gameplay-relavant things hidden in nooks and crannies all over the place in those games.

Hell, maybe it has less to do with any of this and more to do with whether a game like that grabs you for long enough to coax you into finding this stuff in the first place. Playing JC2 felt like a chore, playing Minecraft felt like a chore after the initial crafting and survival high wore off, but playing Elder Scrolls/Bethesda Fallout games never feels like a chore to me, so of course exploring the world is a joy.

Damned ephemeral aspects of games we enjoy, they make real insight in discussions like this awfully hard to pin down.

luker161
23-02-2012, 08:29 AM
LA Noire Complete is $9.99 on GMG right now.

got it for 5 with my 5 bucks in referral monies

Edit: sadly it doesnt go through steam, but it is still super cheap. cheapest its been so far is 1250 on steam during the holiday sale.

renhoelder
23-02-2012, 10:29 AM
Amazon´s having another sale, some deals :

The Witcher 2 - $14.99 (Deal of the Week is extending through 2/29)
Darkness II - $24.99 - Activates on Steam
Payday: The Heist - $4.99 Activates on Steam
Saint’s Row The Third - $24.99 Activates on Steam
Warhammer 40K Space Marine: $14.99 Activates on Steam
Red Faction Armageddon - $4.99 - Activates on Steam
Mirror’s Edge - $4.99
Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition - $4.99
Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II Retribution Complete Pack - $19.99 Activates on Steam
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood - $7.49
NBA 2K12 - $9.99 + $5 off MLB 2K12 Pre-Order
Trine - $1.24
Assassin’s Creed 2 - $4.99
Rockstar Classics Bundle - $14.99 (Max Payne 2, Bully, GTA San Andreas, GTA Vice City, Midnight Club 2)

To name a few, the rest are here Linky (http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1000771881)

The thanks goes out to Tony, the Marketing Manager for the Amazon Game Downloads group, who posted this on another site (y)

Revisor
23-02-2012, 02:24 PM
Thank you, Renhoelder.
So, Payday, is it any good? Can you enjoy it without a microphone?

TailSwallower
23-02-2012, 02:39 PM
So, Payday, is it any good? Can you enjoy it without a microphone?

I played it at a friend's place soon after launch, and the FOV was nausea-inducing. With any luck they may have patched it since, but if you're a fellow sufferer you'll want to research whether or not they've added proper graphics options.

Apart from that though it was pretty good - not quite as good as "L4D meets Heat" might suggest, but I'd say it's worth the $5.

Revisor
23-02-2012, 04:15 PM
Thanks.

Also don't overlook
The Next Big Thing - $7.49
http://www.amazon.com/The-Next-BIG-Thing-Download/dp/B004YWL306/

Kodeen
23-02-2012, 05:17 PM
Doesn't look like it's been mentioned yet, but Gamersgate is having a 50% off sale on all Nordic games.

http://www.gamersgate.com/games?prio=relevance&q=nordic&pg=1

The JG Man
23-02-2012, 08:04 PM
Steam daily: Mirror's Edge - £3.74. Despite the fact you need the Origin version to get the DLC and using the Steam CD-key won't work on Origin, you should buy this. It is an excellent game that is fresh, breathtaking and incredibly fun. It has its flaws, yes, but it is amazing. Buy it.

Weekend deal, 66% off the Serious Sam franchise, including SS3 for £10.20

sopabuena
23-02-2012, 08:15 PM
Also 66% off Deus Ex: HR on Steam but I'm sure the game has seen better discounts

Spider Jerusalem
23-02-2012, 08:27 PM
Also 66% off Deus Ex: HR on Steam but I'm sure the game has seen better discounts
i don't think so. it's 66% off a $30 price, and i don't think i've seen it lower than :10bux:

sopabuena
23-02-2012, 08:45 PM
Oh the base game is $50 for me, so that might be it. I got for around $12 last winter sale. Anyway, totally worth it at that price

The JG Man
23-02-2012, 08:48 PM
It's worth noting that if you live in the UK, you can get DX: HR from Amazon for £5.50 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Deus-Ex-Human-Revolution-DVD/dp/B006ZN66TA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1330026438&sr=8-2) on disc. Getting the DLC then from Steam should save you a good bob.

alms
23-02-2012, 08:52 PM
Steam daily: Mirror's Edge - £3.74.

It's even in my wishlist but I'm not going to buy this one. Having played BF:H, I have very little love for the attitude of those DICE guys... and remembering those days makes me feel better about putting my money in the Alpha bundle instead.

The JG Man
23-02-2012, 08:54 PM
BF:H wasn't made by DICE, it was made by EA Play or whatever it's called, although they do occupy the same building.

Althea
23-02-2012, 08:55 PM
It's even in my wishlist but I'm not going to buy this one. Having played BF:H, I have very little love for the attitude of those DICE guys... and remembering those days makes me feel better about putting my money in the Alpha bundle instead.
Mirror's Edge is one of *the* best games to come out of any EA studio in the past five or so years.

Heliocentric
23-02-2012, 09:05 PM
Mirror's Edge is one of *the* best games to come out in the past five or so years.

Fixed that for you.

sopabuena
23-02-2012, 09:05 PM
Get Mirror's Edge, it's amazing.

alms
23-02-2012, 09:12 PM
BF:H wasn't made by DICE

Trust me it was. No idea who owns or runs it nowadays as I've quit playing some time during 2009.

Anyway, thanks for the recommendations but I'd rather miss out on a great game than support a business I don't like (in this case it's actually 2, DICE and EA)

Althea
23-02-2012, 09:18 PM
So you'd dick them over? Mirror's Edge was a moment of sheer brilliance from EA and DICE. It did something pretty much no game had done before, it's visually stunning and there's a billion other reasons why you should get it.

It's £4, and ~£1 of that goes to Gaben anyway.

Heliocentric
23-02-2012, 09:32 PM
Majesty 2 The Fantasy Kingdom Sim
£1.19 on gamersgate
(forget the extra content, its all to hard for newbies anyway)

http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/offers

Casimir Effect
23-02-2012, 09:44 PM
Is it known if the current version of Mirror's Edge you can get off Steam would be unlockable on Origin and thus allow the DLC to be bought? If not then anyone thinking about buying it should realise that the Time Trials DLC will be closed off to you. Still a great deal on a fantastic game though.

The JG Man
23-02-2012, 09:55 PM
They're not available, unfortunately. I think ME just missed the cusp of doubling up the CD key.

Althea
23-02-2012, 10:02 PM
Is it known if the current version of Mirror's Edge you can get off Steam would be unlockable on Origin and thus allow the DLC to be bought? If not then anyone thinking about buying it should realise that the Time Trials DLC will be closed off to you. Still a great deal on a fantastic game though.
The DLC isn't all that necessary or anything. It fucked with my head.

Casimir Effect
23-02-2012, 10:47 PM
Oh it has nothing at all to do with the main game. But if you really love the gameplay and wish there was more of it or a few levels designed entirely around the movement then the DLC is appealing. Then you find out you can't get it because publishers don't like to play nice and BAM! You have a First World Problem.

Althea
23-02-2012, 10:48 PM
'twas (or even is?) on Origin for £5 not long ago, might be that cheap retail.

I have the lovely first release with the Lisa Miskovsky soundtrack. Me gusta <3

The JG Man
23-02-2012, 10:50 PM
I know this is sacrilege, but of the two songs to bare the name Still Alive, I think hers is better.

Althea
23-02-2012, 10:51 PM
I know this is sacrilege, but of the two songs to bare the name Still Alive, I think hers is better.
I would say I disagree. I would say neither is better than the other - The JoCo one is over-played, the Miskovsky one is under-appreciated but whilst I do love it, I feel it pales in comparison with Solar Fields' work on the rest of the score.

Rauten
23-02-2012, 10:53 PM
I am of the opposite opinion; The less Lisa in the song, the better it sounds.

But yeah, buy it. Mindblowingly amazing.

Casimir Effect
23-02-2012, 11:39 PM
I prefer some of the remixes to the original, especially the ones by Armand Van Helden and Teddybears. I'd say the Benny Benassi one too but that really sounds nothing like the original.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnX5Q2bLgd4[/QUOTE]

Don't get me wrong though, I like the original version a lot and do prefer it to that other Still Alive (which the internet kind of killed for me).

Casimir Effect
23-02-2012, 11:40 PM
I prefer some of the remixes to the original, especially the ones by Armand Van Helden and Teddybears. I'd say the Benny Benassi one too but that really sounds nothing like the original.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnX5Q2bLgd4

Don't get me wrong though, I like the original version a lot and do prefer it to that other Still Alive (which the internet kind of killed for me).

JamesG
24-02-2012, 12:02 AM
Waves is 50% off direct from Squid in a Box (via Savvy Gamer):
https://sites.fastspring.com/squidinabox/instant/waves

I strongly recommend it. I'm not usually one for a dual stick shooter (although somehow own a fair few) but I've really enjoyed my time with it.

Edit: I should add, that buying from the Dev nets you a code that activates on Steam, although there is also a Steam free version for those adverse to the joys of Steam.

rsherhod
24-02-2012, 01:18 PM
Green Man Gaming are doing Deus Ex HR for £7.49. Activates on Steam, so you don't have to faff around with their awful Steam-a-like - Capsule. Means you can never trade it back though.

I've only ever used Green Man Gaming to grab the insanely cheap or free bits and bobs they put out from time to time. After trading them all in I only ended up paying £1.14 for Deus Ex :D

sabrage
24-02-2012, 01:24 PM
Green Man Gaming are doing Deus Ex HR for £7.49. Activates on Steam, so you don't have to faff around with their awful Steam-a-like - Capsule. Means you can never trade it back though.
You only need Capsule to download the games...

Memph
24-02-2012, 01:34 PM
Dammit GMG, i'd already snatched it off Steam at 66% off.
Typically i don't browse GMG much as their shopfront is so rubbish. ME2 listed as free to play (?) and their so called 'bargain bucket' has a rather pointless 2% off MW3 or four pence off every Megadrive game, listed seperately.

rsherhod
24-02-2012, 01:45 PM
You only need Capsule to download the games...

And activate them, which in the past I've been forced to do almost every bloody time I run a game.
It may have improved since I last used it, but I always found it to be a monstrous pain in the arse.

sabrage
24-02-2012, 01:51 PM
I last used it some 6-7 months ago, but GMG gave me keys to activate all the games I downloaded through Capsule. I uninstalled it when I was done, and the games worked fine. It's more akin to Impulse than Steam.

Faldrath
24-02-2012, 07:12 PM
The Baconing 75% off on Steam... this game seems to have gone a bit under the radar. Any opinions?

vinraith
24-02-2012, 07:28 PM
The Baconing 75% off on Steam... this game seems to have gone a bit under the radar. Any opinions?

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/09/06/wot-i-think-the-baconing/

Faldrath
24-02-2012, 07:45 PM
Oh, duh, thanks. For some reason I thought RPS hadn't covered it. Sounds fun, though, especially at that price.

Colonel J
24-02-2012, 09:16 PM
Waves is 50% off direct from Squid in a Box (via Savvy Gamer):
https://sites.fastspring.com/squidinabox/instant/waves

I strongly recommend it. I'm not usually one for a dual stick shooter (although somehow own a fair few) but I've really enjoyed my time with it.

Edit: I should add, that buying from the Dev nets you a code that activates on Steam, although there is also a Steam free version for those adverse to the joys of Steam.

Dual stick shooters aren't usually my thing either but the sale price made me try the demo, I liked this immediately and bought it. Reminds me of Geometry Wars, with a touch of Space Giraffe.

Vague-rant
24-02-2012, 10:35 PM
Does anyone know if Serious Sam 2 off of Steam has split screen co-op?

I bought it retail ages ago and I remember it not working, but I thought they might've introduced it for Steam release as they've got "local co-op" as one of the sales points (might just be LAN though).

Sketch
25-02-2012, 12:04 AM
I don't think it's possible. Local means LAN I think.

Matzerath
26-02-2012, 07:28 AM
When I see Faldrath's icon my brain says, "IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KIIIIIIIIIING".

Corpekata
27-02-2012, 02:05 AM
D&D Collection is 7 USD at Gamersgate. Both Baldurs, both Icewinds, ToEE, and Planescape Torment

http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-DBAMC/dungeons-and-dragons-anthology-the-master-collection?caff=3884871

Nonreferall http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-DBAMC/dungeons-and-dragons-anthology-the-master-collection

Even cheaper if you got the 15 percent discount from IGN prime.

Heliocentric
27-02-2012, 08:43 AM
Badass, this is why gog is never going to have dominion over old games.

Revisor
27-02-2012, 10:09 AM
this is why
Citation of the goal needed


gog is never going to
Don't overgeneralize


have dominion over old games
Define "have dominion"

Or short: Don't write needlessly polarizing, meaningless things. Please.