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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Jorpho » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:04 am UTC

I skipped out on buying JC2 during the Christmas sale because my computer wasn't really fast enough to run it. But my new one is! Sort of! At 640x480!

So I figured it was worth buying now, which is probably a good reason for you not to buy it, since I will surely be pounding my head two months from now when, having barely gotten around to play it for a couple of hours, it goes on sale for $4 with all the DLC included. Or not.

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Postby Jessica » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:27 pm UTC

Yeah... steam and my desire to not spend money are at odds.
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Postby Technical Ben » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:54 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:I skipped out on buying JC2 during the Christmas sale because my computer wasn't really fast enough to run it. But my new one is! Sort of! At 640x480!

So I figured it was worth buying now, which is probably a good reason for you not to buy it, since I will surely be pounding my head two months from now when, having barely gotten around to play it for a couple of hours, it goes on sale for $4 with all the DLC included. Or not.

The entire lot of SE games for £50 sounds like a deal. If only it did not contain Kane and Lynch 2. :wink:

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Postby thecommabandit » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:37 pm UTC

Technical Ben wrote:No doubt in Portal 2 you will be able to "build a new friend" in robot form!

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Postby Endless Mike » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:03 pm UTC

I already preordered the PS3 version from Amazon, since it will include PC and Mac versions, so why not?

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Postby el_loco_avs » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:08 pm UTC

Sup Com 2 is 5 euros today :o



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Postby Spambot5546 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:19 pm UTC

I feel confident after playing five minutes of the demo that the decision should be "no".
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Postby Jorpho » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:14 pm UTC

I bought Civ IV a couple of years ago when D2D was selling it for five bucks. Of course I haven't gotten around to playing it. (In fact, I have yet to try Civ at all, and I'm not sure if I'm worse off for it.) Are the benefits of Warlords, Beyond the Sword, and Colonization so impressive as to be worth paying another $7.50?

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Postby Dark567 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:28 pm UTC

el_loco_avs wrote:Sup Com 2 is 5 euros today :o
Yeah, I bought it, purely because it was so cheap. I don't really know anything about it.
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Postby el_loco_avs » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:50 pm UTC

Dark567 wrote:
el_loco_avs wrote:Sup Com 2 is 5 euros today :o
Yeah, I bought it, purely because it was so cheap. I don't really know anything about it.



I loved TA and really liked SupCom1. So I'm all up in this :mrgreen:
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Postby Xerillum » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:18 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:I bought Civ IV a couple of years ago when D2D was selling it for five bucks. Of course I haven't gotten around to playing it. (In fact, I have yet to try Civ at all, and I'm not sure if I'm worse off for it.) Are the benefits of Warlords, Beyond the Sword, and Colonization so impressive as to be worth paying another $7.50?


I haven't played colonization or warlords, but I know that beyond the sword has a lot more mods packaged with it, and adds some new stuff.

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Postby Dark567 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:32 pm UTC

el_loco_avs wrote:
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el_loco_avs wrote:Sup Com 2 is 5 euros today :o
Yeah, I bought it, purely because it was so cheap. I don't really know anything about it.



I loved TA and really liked SupCom1. So I'm all up in this :mrgreen:

I haven't played either. I really don't know anything about it, and just saw that it was cheap. Everyone tells me SupCom1 was better though...
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Postby broken_escalator » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:21 pm UTC

But people always say the original is better than the sequel!

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Postby Jessica » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:21 pm UTC

I already have Supcomm, and have been wanting to pick up the sequel. Yay for cheap games!

What's the sale today, btw?
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Postby bigglesworth » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:25 pm UTC

Why, tis this Supreme Commander 2, m'lady.
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Postby broken_escalator » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:31 pm UTC

It was very tempting to buy all of SE's games for 50$, but I already had a fairly large portion of them :\

Does steam let you gift duplicates that you own when you buy a package or is thems-the-breaks?

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Postby Jessica » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:38 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:Why, tis this Supreme Commander 2, m'lady.
wait, that was yesterday (thursday)
today's friday.

Or have friday's not come out yet?
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Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:48 pm UTC

I think they come out at 12 eastern. So, another 12 minutes or so.
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Postby Eseell » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:49 pm UTC

broken_escalator wrote:It was very tempting to buy all of SE's games for 50$, but I already had a fairly large portion of them :\

Does steam let you gift duplicates that you own when you buy a package or is thems-the-breaks?

Sometimes you can gift duplicates but in almost all cases, no. It'll be explicit if you can.
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Postby broken_escalator » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:55 pm UTC

d'awww. I still love me some steam deals though!

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Postby Amnesiasoft » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:58 pm UTC

Each Hitman game is $2.50. That means you only have to pay $5.00 for all the Hitman games on Steam (What? There are 3 games, no, you must be mistaken. LA LA LA LA LA LA LA I'M NOT LISTENING, THERE IS NO HITMAN 2)

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Postby llamanaru » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:21 am UTC

Hitman 2 is no good?

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Postby pseudoidiot » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:23 am UTC

I remember playing a demo for Hitman 1 a long time ago and it didn't really grab me. But I enjoy stealthy/assassin type games so it seems like it should be right up my alley. And for $2.50 a pop for 3 games, I'm pretty certain I could get $7.50 of entertainment out of them.

On the other hand, I have about half a dozen other games that I haven't touched yet and the last thing I need is more games on my queue.

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Postby Amnesiasoft » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:48 am UTC

llamanaru wrote:Hitman 2 is no good?

THE WORST

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Postby Mr. Mack » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:06 pm UTC

Amnesiasoft wrote:
llamanaru wrote:Hitman 2 is no good?

THE WORST

Does everybody here agree with that? The review aggregate sites actually list Hitman 2 as the best one. Here's the Game Rankings results for Codename 47, Hitman 2, and Blood Money. Metacritic had basically the same results, except with Hitman 2 getting 87 instead of 84.85.

Either way, Blood Money had a demo that was pretty fun, might as well buy it. The earlier two I can live without.
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I have never found metacritic to be the bastion of accuracy people seem to think it is.
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Postby novax6 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:00 pm UTC

Amnesiasoft wrote:
llamanaru wrote:Hitman 2 is no good?

THE WORST


Sarcasm or something? Hitman 2 was the best one.

Also metacritic is exactly accurate.....as a single number based on the average aggregate review score. That's all it is, nothing more or less. If you want to know if you'll like a game or not, no single number is ever going to tell you that, you have to read up on the game, and see what people liked/disliked about it.

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Postby broken_escalator » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:04 pm UTC

...no single number is ever going to tell you that...

Unless the answer is 42. Then we get to nerdgasm!

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Postby Endless Mike » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:37 pm UTC

novax6 wrote:Also metacritic is exactly accurate.....as a single number based on the average aggregate review score. That's all it is, nothing more or less.

Technically, it's not even that. For instance, they consider 1Up's A and A+ ratings to be identical for scoring purposes. Also, they work under the assumption that every outlet they aggregate uses an identical scoring system (i.e., one site's 70% means the same as another's 70% which is not necessarily true).

Ultimately, you're right that one should still read the reviews to determine if you will like something. I know that no matter how many perfect scores a Gran Turismo game gets, I won't be interested.

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Postby broken_escalator » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:44 pm UTC

It's a lot like movie critics. You just gotta find one with similar tastes to your own, or at least have constant taste you can compare your own to.

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Postby Menacing Spike » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:03 am UTC

broken_escalator wrote:It's a lot like movie critics. You just gotta find one with similar tastes to your own, or at least have constant taste you can compare your own to.


He might try playing games Yahtzee don't hate too much?

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Postby Jessica » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:52 pm UTC

Damn you steam deals...

So, I just picked up the steam C&Cs that are available. They're probably not great, but I've wanted to play them since I played C&C3.
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Postby Felstaff » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:06 pm UTC

Ooh, C&C on offer? Yoink! C&C4 was woeful on all sorts of levels, but Red Alert 3 was excellentpants.


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Postby Korrente » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:07 pm UTC

Jessica wrote:Damn you steam deals...

So, I just picked up the steam C&Cs that are available. They're probably not great, but I've wanted to play them since I played C&C3.



I really enjoyed C&C3. Not as much as Generals or Tiberian Sun, but it was worth the money. Red Alert 3 however is, in my opinion, crap. Great visuals and great story (I like the old ones) but it is so balanced that I couldn't stand playing it. Balanced as in 50 tanks could never kill a soldier. As in one soldier could take out ten trucks in no time. One day I'll get around to downloading a mod for it.

Edit: Kind of misread your post, but my opinion still stands.

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Postby Jessica » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:48 pm UTC

I already picked them up... it was a bad choice, but... 75% off!
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Postby SlyReaper » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:49 pm UTC

I just bought every C&C game in the offer. £18.70 for 5 C&C games, can't argue with that.
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Postby Soralin » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:59 am UTC

It seems Braid is available for $3, which I recommend picking up if you don't already have it. :)

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Postby Korrente » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:34 pm UTC

Assassin's Creed, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Call of Juarez, Far Cry 2 on Steam for $12.99. Snatched that up. I've never played Assassin's Creed, and I liked the first R6V well enough. The other two have good enough reviews. $60 worth of material for $13 can't be wrong in my book.

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Postby Dark567 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:43 pm UTC

Korrente wrote:Assassin's Creed, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Call of Juarez, Far Cry 2 on Steam for $12.99. Snatched that up. I've never played Assassin's Creed, and I liked the first R6V well enough. The other two have good enough reviews. $60 worth of material for $13 can't be wrong in my book.

Jesus thats a good deal. Can't wait to go home and buy it.
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Postby Jorpho » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:12 am UTC

What exactly is the difference between the "Director's Cut" and the regular version of Assassin's Creed?

I bought AC when it was $5 on D2D some time ago, and even though they don't offer the regular version anymore, it doesn't seem like the director's cut is available in my list of downloads either. Minus points there, D2D.


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