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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Jar'O'Jam » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:56 pm UTC

Start filling out your wishlists on Steam, folks! Every day ( for at least a couple of days the deal will run ) 30 people will get 5 top games in their Wishlist. Make sure you add at least 10 games to your wishlist.

Details: http://store.steampowered.com/get/
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Jorpho » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:27 am UTC

Thank you for noting the requirement of 10 games. I would have missed that entirely.

Really, I can't think of all that much I'd care to add, aside from Dreamfall and Lego Star Wars, which will never go on sale at this rate. Nifty looking indie games like Protogalaxy are too irresistible, though.

Lest you spaz out too much, please note that your Wishlist can only be sorted through drag-and-drop from within the Steam client browser - which is evidently not quite as close to naked IE as I thought it was.

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Postby pseudoidiot » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:14 am UTC

I was able to sort my wishlist in Google Chrome.
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Postby Amnesiasoft » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:30 am UTC

Jorpho wrote:Lest you spaz out too much, please note that your Wishlist can only be sorted through drag-and-drop from within the Steam client browser - which is evidently not quite as close to naked IE as I thought it was.

They ripped out IE a long time ago. Steam's browser is based on Webkit now.

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Postby Jorpho » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:31 pm UTC

Oh? Indeed. It wasn't that long ago that they greatly revamped the client, though.

Anyway, that handily explains why Chrome works.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:07 pm UTC

Today's batch of sales is up. Got Batman: Arkham Asylum for cheaps, but the rest seemed a bit meh.
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Postby Mo0man » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:45 pm UTC

5$ Reccetear + 4 other random games
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Postby bigglesworth » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:02 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:Thank you for noting the requirement of 10 games. I would have missed that entirely.
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Postby Jorpho » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:53 pm UTC

Of course you know this whole wishlist thing is an insidious ploy for Valve to mine even more data and become even better at sucking the money from our pockets.

Oh well! I'm going to buy Gish for the third time now. :wink:

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Postby Mr. Mack » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:36 pm UTC

Love tower defense games? Hate getting anything done? Consider playing the demo for Defense Grid really quick and then buying the game today while it's still only 2.50 USD.

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Postby Ryom » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:50 pm UTC

I'll second Defense Grid, fantastic game.

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Postby SlyReaper » Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:28 pm UTC

Defence Grid is a fantastic game. Another good tower defence game on Steam is Sol Survivor. Sol Survivor has the better soundtrack, and a better selection of available towers, but I still think Defence Grid is better because of the talking AI with a fondness for raspberries. :mrgreen:
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Postby Technical Ben » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:04 pm UTC

I was surprised by the quality of defence grid. It plays the basic of basics of Tower Defence games. But it does it nicely and with polish. If you want a non-flash version, it's great. Plus it has a demo to prove itself too.

Seen a lot more good ones out there. But my gaming budget is -£10 this month. :(
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Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:55 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:Today's batch of sales is up. Got Batman: Arkham Asylum for cheaps, but the rest seemed a bit meh.


There doesn't appear to be any shark repellent bat spray in this game. Why is there no shark repellent bat spray?!
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Postby Jessica » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:05 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:Today's batch of sales is up. Got Batman: Arkham Asylum for cheaps, but the rest seemed a bit meh.


There doesn't appear to be any shark repellent bat spray in this game. Why is there no shark repellent bat spray?!
No sharks, obviously
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Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:15 pm UTC

Jessica wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:Today's batch of sales is up. Got Batman: Arkham Asylum for cheaps, but the rest seemed a bit meh.


There doesn't appear to be any shark repellent bat spray in this game. Why is there no shark repellent bat spray?!
No sharks, obviously


Batman doesn't know that beforehand. He's not psychic. At any moment, he could be dangling from a helicopter with a giant shark on his leg all over again.

Also, I keep reading batarang as bangarang, affixing expletives to it as a punch line.
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Postby bigglesworth » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:34 pm UTC

Damn, should I buy Empire: Total War for £10, or the GOTY edition with the DRM and the Napoleon stuff for £30?
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Postby Endless Mike » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:44 pm UTC

I've bought two or three indie packs so far, as well as Batman: Arkham Asylum (which I beat on console, but figured what the fuck it's a good game) and Alpha Protocol. AP is surprisingly good considering all the shit I heard about it when it came out.

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Postby Jorpho » Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:55 am UTC

Let's not post gushing praise about a game right after the sale ends, k?

I'm trying to decide if Eufloria and Doc Clock are worth $5. I'm leaning towards no. (Iron Grip is apparently no good, and I've already got VVVVVV and World of Goo.)

Word is the contents of the remaining packs and bundle deals have already been leaked:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/s ... ?t=1610741

So that leaves
- Indie Air Pack: Altitude, DogFighter, Flotilla, Gratuitous Space Battles, Plain Sight
- Indie Pulse Pack: Audiosurf, Beat Hazard, Bit Trip Beat, The Polynomial, Rhythm Zone
- Indie Puzzle Pack: Cogs, Droplitz, Puzzle Dimension, Shatter, Tidalis

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Postby Rakysh » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:46 am UTC

I got Torchlight, I would really like to get Empire but its shankiness prevents, and I've heard good things about Arma. Gah, my bank account can't take this just before Christmas.

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Postby Goldstein » Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:08 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:Damn, should I buy Empire: Total War for £10, or the GOTY edition with the DRM and the Napoleon stuff for £30?

No.

Have you played a demo or anything? I thought it was a bit disappointing, it has nothing on Rome. Guns ruin RTSs!
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Postby bigglesworth » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:33 pm UTC

Guns didn't ruin Medieval II, and I liked that.
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Postby Jesse » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:07 pm UTC

Nor did they ruin STarcraft 2 which you should all be playing.

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Postby Menacing Spike » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:11 am UTC

Jesse wrote:Nor did they ruin STarcraft 2 which you should all be playing.


It costs a great deal of money, has very annoying Bnet2 limitations, the same plot that every blizzard game since RoC, internet activation, Jim Raynor looks like crap, and there is no Lan.

But the gameplay. Oh me yarm the gameplay.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:13 am UTC

I've left the SC2-train. Got fed up with the cheese and the general bnet2 douchebaggery that had me almost exclusively facing people with the most atrocious English. In the end, it just wasn't enjoyable anymore. The only thing I miss is Day9 and his shenanigans.
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Postby Larry » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:08 am UTC

Just bought 2 indie packs in a row.

Left 4 Dead 2 is US$5 for the next 12 hours. Would anyone like to gift an international copy to an Australian who's sick of the low-violence version? I'll paypal the $5 :)

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Postby Jorpho » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:14 pm UTC

The only thing in the Indie Pulse Pack that interests me is Bit.Trip Beat, and I'm willing wait until it goes on sale for $2.50 on its own.

Larry wrote:Left 4 Dead 2 is US$5 for the next 12 hours. Would anyone like to gift an international copy to an Australian who's sick of the low-violence version? I'll paypal the $5 :)
...Does it really work that way? It seems unlikely that Steam would provide you with different content just because a game in your Steam list got there from someone else gifting it to you rather than you buying it yourself.

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Postby Rakysh » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:08 pm UTC

It's less about content and more about unfair pricing across currencies, I believe.

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Postby bigglesworth » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:32 pm UTC

£4.25 Orange Box oh boy!
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Postby SlyReaper » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:51 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:£4.25 Orange Box oh boy!

I didn't realise there was anyone left who didn't already have the orange box.
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Postby bigglesworth » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:09 am UTC

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Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:08 am UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
bigglesworth wrote:£4.25 Orange Box oh boy!

I didn't realise there was anyone left who didn't already have the orange box.
I don't. The only game from it I have is Portal and that's only because it was free a few months back.
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Postby Larry » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:51 am UTC

Jorpho wrote:The only thing in the Indie Pulse Pack that interests me is Bit.Trip Beat, and I'm willing wait until it goes on sale for $2.50 on its own.

Larry wrote:Left 4 Dead 2 is US$5 for the next 12 hours. Would anyone like to gift an international copy to an Australian who's sick of the low-violence version? I'll paypal the $5 :)
...Does it really work that way? It seems unlikely that Steam would provide you with different content just because a game in your Steam list got there from someone else gifting it to you rather than you buying it yourself.


There are a few ways of getting around the silly censorship thing. If someone outside Australian buys 'their' version, in their country, then gifts it to an Australian, the Australian gets the international version. You can also use a VPN to fake a non-Australian IP address and lie about your physical address.
Hell, you can even buy a cd-key from an international retailer.

I just thought it was worth a go, but I missed the sale and the weaksauce version of l4d2 still sits in my library. Oh well. 12 hours goes pretty quick across such a big timezone difference.

Bit.Trip Beat had me grinning like an idiot, and I can't explain why. I bought that pack for The Polynomial, everything else was considered a bonus :P

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Postby Amnesiasoft » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:36 am UTC

I mainly bought the pack for Bit.Trip.Beat because I'd heard good things about it, and already owned AudioSurf and Beat Hazard. Rhythm Zone I'd heard bad things about, and Polynomial didn't seem very fun when I tried the earlier version of it.

Turns out I kind of hate Bit.Trip.Beat. I really don't like techno, and parts of the music literally cause physical pain in my ears.

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Postby Vaniver » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:00 am UTC

All of DA:O is on sale for $25. That is cheaper than pretty much any individual component (counting all of the DLC together, that is).
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Postby savanik » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:39 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
bigglesworth wrote:£4.25 Orange Box oh boy!

I didn't realise there was anyone left who didn't already have the orange box.


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Postby novax6 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:55 pm UTC

Looks like Blacklight: Tango Down is up on Games for windows marketplace for 99 cents today. No idea if that's worth it, never played, but afaik that's by far the most recently released game to be on there for a dollar. Maybe they'll have some more cool newer games.

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Postby hendusoone » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:46 pm UTC

It's really not worth it. A friend gifted the game to me on steam a while back... total crap multiplayer matchmaking/lobby system (mandatory 2 or 3 minute wait before any match starts once the lobby is full), extreme difficulty getting into any games with friends (even though my friend bought me the game, we were only able to get into the same game once out of many tries, and even then we were placed on different teams), laggy online play with no dedicated servers (think how the Halo and other xbox live multiplayer games set up hosting on a player's system, and then layer on a ton of crap), and a required games for windows live sign-in.

Also, last I checked there was something like 4 maps that you could play in co-operative mode, and maybe a couple more that could be played competitively. A Call Of Duty-style weapon unlock system is also included, but it seems to take much longer to unlock anything useful.

I recommend buying a snickers bar instead. You'll probably get far more enjoyment out of it.
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Postby Jorpho » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:57 am UTC

This is almost going too dang far.
http://store.steampowered.com/treasurehunt

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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:59 am UTC

Humble Indie Bundle Update - If you bought this thing way back when, check your inbox. It's all up on the Steams now, and they sent me a code 'cause they're swanky like that.
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