Hmm, in the case of the two games that pique my interest (Dragon Age: Origins and Game of Thrones RPG), this Origin sale looks like a case of trying to lock you in to the Origin version in the hopes that you'll want to buy the DLC at some point. If all of the DLC is really, really not worth it in either of these cases, please let me know.
another for release and pre-release discounts, which translates to a majority of its backers paying more for the game than the slimy general public (that's you, I think).
I paid $15, so I have no bitter feelings, but I suspect this won't be the last time Kickstarter pricing and release-sale pricing merge badly, which I tend to think is pretty damaging for the future of games funding on Kickstarter. Paying less--or at least not more--now for something you receive much later is pretty widely understood to be fair, which is why it's so prevalent in indie funding.
Anyway, I just installed, so I'll be back with some impressions.
Also, The Secret World for $10 on Origin. I don't want it now, but good, good. Soon.
It does indeed seems to be an Estados Unidos deal; €30 here in what I imagine is Origin's "Euro"-store.
I grabbed SSZ discounted earlier in the week after watching a few of the previews on it. It looks a bit "meh", but it still looked fun. I am downloading now, I'll give an opinion after I get a chance to try it (apparently the demo for the new Metal Gear also came out, so I am right now killing time while my PS3 grabs and installs it).
Tonight's IndieGameStand deal is highly likely to be The Oil Blue.
I think this was mentioned a while back, but Amazon has the THQ Mega Pack on sale for $25 USD here: http://www.amazon.com/THQ-Mega-Pack-.../dp/B00B1GFKCA
It Includes (all steam keys):
CoH - Tales of Valor
MX vs ATX Reflex
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Red Faction: Armageddon
Saints Row 2
Saints Row 3
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
Titan Quest Gold
Warhammer 40k: DoW Gold
Warhammer 40k: DoW 2 Gold
Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
Warhammer 40k: Retribution
As best I can tell this is the cheapest place to get Darksiders 2 on the internet atm; and probably worth it for anyone interested in those games as theres a good chance some of them could be disappearing soon (Titans Quest, Darksiders, and Red Faction haven't been bought aparently). That said, does anyone know when this deal is expected to end?
Ed: Theres potentially two copys of SupCom, as a comment suggests you get SupCom 1 when you register SupCom: FA on Steam.
Thanks for the info on Dragon Age - I won't be buying it from Origin, so. I don't own anything with them yet, and I'm not keen on getting locked in to their ecosystem.
If you want to get The Secret World cheap in Europe, you can try this address: http://store.origin.com/store/ea/en_...38900/ccSet.us
I entered a US billing address, payed via paypal and the order went through. Doesn't seem to work for everybody though.
of note, though, gamersgate and amazon usually have really good sales on da:o complete. i got da:o complete + da2 complete (the non-origin versions) for $10 recently via gg.
Bioware's made it possible to grab all the promotional DLC/content for the DA games here.
Baldurs Gate 1+2, Icewind Dale 1+2, Planescape, Temple of Elemental Evil and both Neverwinter Nights games are £7.10 from Gamestop, here.
I think you need the Gamestop app to download them, but they run without them, at least BG does.