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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Ryom » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:31 am UTC

Buy em anyway to support GoG!

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Postby Vaniver » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:33 am UTC

The compatibility with 64 bit Windows is great; I am mildly bothered that this means they won't be available on Abandonia anymore.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby LTK » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:00 am UTC

Anywayy, Steam is offering Deus Ex 1 and 2 for 75% off. If you've never played Deus Ex, go get it right now. If you've ever player Deus Ex, go get is right now too, because it's one of the most replayable games ever. Even if you've done it three times before, there are still avenues you haven't yet explored. As for the sequel, it's obviously not as amazing as the first one, but it's still a fun game, and definitely worth more than the 2.50 they're asking.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Decker » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:17 pm UTC

I was just about to post this. I picked it up last night.
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Postby ProZac » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:44 pm UTC

I was just about to ask if the Deux Ex games were worth picking up, and whether to get both or just one. Assuming I grab both, should I start with one in particular? Are they connected in anyway?

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Postby Jorpho » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:16 pm UTC

Nobody seems to like Deus Ex 2, or so I thought until I read LTK's assertion.

Still got a legit physical copy of the first one around here somewhere.

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Postby SlyReaper » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:01 pm UTC

It's been said before, but I would pay very good money for an updated graphics version of Deus Ex. Same storyline, same gameplay, just some modern shiny graphics.
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Postby thecommabandit » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:19 pm UTC

ProZac wrote:I was just about to ask if the Deux Ex games were worth picking up, and whether to get both or just one. Assuming I grab both, should I start with one in particular? Are they connected in anyway?

Deus Ex is most definitely worth getting. I've not played the sequel but varying reports I've heard are that it's mediocre compared to the original and mostly unconnected. On which order to play them in... if you play the best first and the worse one second you get disappointment from the sequel but the other way around means that any plot threads or shout-outs could be missed. I'm not sure. But definitely get Deus Ex.
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Postby sgchr » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:18 pm UTC

LTK wrote:Anywayy, Steam is offering Deus Ex 1 and 2 for 75% off. If you've never played Deus Ex, go get it right now.

Thanks for the tip, LTK! Going to buy those right now... :)
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby LTK » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:18 am UTC

Actually, the way I recall the backstory being given in Deus Ex 2, it would certainly be interesting if you were to play 2 before 1. The things that might be spoilers for DE1 in DE2 are the same "Oh! I remember this!" moments the other way around. I'd definitely try it if I were you. ('You' being the person who has not yet played them.)

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Postby Shooer » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:20 pm UTC

LTK wrote:Actually, the way I recall the backstory being given in Deus Ex 2, it would certainly be interesting if you were to play 2 before 1. The things that might be spoilers for DE1 in DE2 are the same "Oh! I remember this!" moments the other way around. I'd definitely try it if I were you. ('You' being the person who has not yet played them.)

It's sad but I did play 2 before 1 way back when. I had to replay 2 though after playing 1 and when I did I found so many throw backs to 1 that I wouldn't have seen otherwise.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby LTK » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:23 pm UTC

Yeah, I guess that some of the moments in DE2 are less dramatic if you haven't played 1 yet. You're less likely to go "Holy crap, Nicolette DuClaire?!" that way.

By the way, you might also be interested in Deus Ex 3.

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Postby Grop » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:30 pm UTC

I have just downloaded the two Master of Orion. I played these two a lot in the past.

(And never got into the third one).

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Postby nowfocus » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:34 pm UTC

Grop wrote:I have just downloaded the two Master of Orion. I played these two a lot in the past.

(And never got into the third one).


NEVER get the third one. One of the worst games I've ever played. Nothing made any god damn sense.
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Postby Vaniver » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:30 pm UTC

I didn't think the third one was all that horrible- but it certainly wasn't good, or great like MoO2.
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Postby Ryom » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:35 am UTC

We DO NOT talk about MoO3. Which is easy because it does not exist. I greatly anticipate the reformation of Microprose and the subsequent release of MoO3.

Also, Master of Orion: Battle at Antares abbreviates to... Moo Baa! Cow sheep!

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Jorpho » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:33 pm UTC

I am not liking this current thing they've got going with Rockstar, with the games going on sale for a span of just a few hours at random times of the day. This better not be a sign of things to come!

I would very much like to take this opportunity to buy Bully, which for some reason is still selling at $30 regularly, but I'm in transit at the moment. If it goes on sale in the next 24 hours, perhaps someone would be willing to gift it to me in exchange for payment? PM me if you're interested.

Oh, and D2D Week 3 is up, tepid as it may be.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby LTK » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:14 am UTC

I hate to break it to you, but the sudden two-hour-long sale of Bully has already passed. :(

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Postby Jorpho » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:44 pm UTC

Looks like it went on sale again shortly after you posted that. But no one PM'd me. :(

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Postby LTK » Sat May 01, 2010 12:02 am UTC

Wait, no, that can't be right. I'm sure it was over for at least 12 hours at the time of that post. Do they have different sales for different regions or something? Cause that would be stupid. You can't get enough word-of-mouth to spread quick enough for as long the sale lasts. What's going on here?

GTA: San Andreas is on sale right now for 75% off. 8 hours long, offer ends 10pm PDT. Is that for everyone?

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Postby Jorpho » Sat May 01, 2010 2:23 am UTC

LTK wrote:Wait, no, that can't be right. I'm sure it was over for at least 12 hours at the time of that post.
Yes, but it went on sale a second time. Check the Rockstar group page.
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/rockst ... ouncements

GTA: San Andreas is on sale right now for 75% off. 8 hours long, offer ends 10pm PDT. Is that for everyone?
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Decker » Sat May 01, 2010 2:29 am UTC

Man...even for five bucks I'm not really interested in it.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Phen » Sat May 01, 2010 1:10 pm UTC

Decker wrote:Man...even for five bucks I'm not really interested in it.

San Andreas? I had lots of fun with it. But then again it's a few years old now.
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Postby Jorpho » Sat May 01, 2010 3:15 pm UTC

I bought the trilogy some years ago when it was on sale for $15. And of course I have not had the opportunity to give it a whirl since then. Hence I'm not terribly bitter about missing out on Bully this time around.

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Postby Decker » Sat May 01, 2010 11:07 pm UTC

Phen wrote:
Decker wrote:Man...even for five bucks I'm not really interested in it.

San Andreas? I had lots of fun with it. But then again it's a few years old now.

To be honest, I stopped being interested in GTA after Vice City. I dunno.
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Postby Jesse » Sat May 01, 2010 11:28 pm UTC

Decker wrote:
Phen wrote:
Decker wrote:Man...even for five bucks I'm not really interested in it.

San Andreas? I had lots of fun with it. But then again it's a few years old now.

To be honest, I stopped being interested in GTA after Saints Row 2. I dunno.


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Postby MHD » Sun May 02, 2010 12:37 am UTC

Hey guys, you should check out this amazing little indie-pearl available for 8.99€:
Plain Sight, a game about gravity, robot ninjas and suicidal tendencies.

I have been following it since the open beta and it really turned out great.
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Postby Jorpho » Sun May 02, 2010 2:06 am UTC

Well, we'll wait for it to go on sale, won't we? ;)

Unless someone wants to try to divvy up a four-pack - but then, the four-pack will go on sale too. ;)

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Postby LuNatic » Mon May 03, 2010 7:42 am UTC

MHD wrote:Hey guys, you should check out this amazing little indie-pearl available for 8.99€:
Plain Sight, a game about gravity, robot ninjas and suicidal tendencies.

I have been following it since the open beta and it really turned out great.


It's great fun when you get a hang of how the gravity works. The netcode seems a little sloppy though.
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Postby Phen » Mon May 03, 2010 8:57 am UTC

Jesse wrote:
Decker wrote:
Phen wrote:
Decker wrote:Man...even for five bucks I'm not really interested in it.

San Andreas? I had lots of fun with it. But then again it's a few years old now.

To be honest, I stopped being interested in GTA after Just Cause 2. I dunno.


Fix'd.

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Just Cause 2 have them both beat for glorious destruction and action driving, but I still think the characters are more interesting in GTA.
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Postby SoapyHobo » Mon May 03, 2010 10:18 am UTC

Hey guys, you should check out this amazing little indie-pearl available for £6.29:
Flotilla, it's like a turn-based Homeworld crossed with Strange Adventures in Infinite Space (or a sort of short perma-death space adventure if you're unfamiliar with SAIS).
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Postby icanus » Tue May 04, 2010 7:11 am UTC

SoapyHobo wrote:Hey guys, you should check out this amazing little indie-pearl available for £6.29:
Flotilla, it's like a turn-based Homeworld crossed with Strange Adventures in Infinite Space (or a sort of short perma-death space adventure if you're unfamiliar with SAIS).

Seconded. Picked it up yesterday and it's really excellent.

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Postby SoapyHobo » Tue May 04, 2010 4:37 pm UTC

http://www.wolfire.com/humble

World of Goo
Aquaria
Gish
Lugaru HD
Penumbra Overture

$/£/€ As much as you like, Windows/Linux/Mac
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Can also choose where your money goes, including EFF and Child's Play
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Postby Jorpho » Tue May 04, 2010 8:51 pm UTC

Snap! If only I didn't already have three of those. (Aquaria is positively smashing, by the way.)

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Postby thecommabandit » Tue May 04, 2010 9:22 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:Snap! If only I didn't already have three of those.

That's really no excuse. Come on, it's charity! You can even pick how much of your donation goes to the developers, Child's Play or the EFF.
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Postby SecondTalon » Tue May 04, 2010 9:49 pm UTC

$20 split evenly seems fair enough for my cheapass.

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Postby aion7 » Wed May 05, 2010 2:08 am UTC

I already Bought World of Goo twice, but I've been interested in all the others there for a while. This is awesome.
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Postby defaultusername » Tue May 11, 2010 9:13 pm UTC

So just a few hours before the intended end of the deal (or whatever it is) donations hit $1,000,000. In response to this, the deal (owii) will go on for four more days, and four of the included games are releasing their source code.
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Postby Amnesiasoft » Tue May 11, 2010 9:37 pm UTC

Okay, that convinced me to buy the indie bundle. I gave 3/6/6. Primarily because I already own two copies of World of Goo, Penumbra, and Gish, I'd have preferred to be able to pick and choose for each individual game, but c'est la vie.

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Postby hendusoone » Wed May 12, 2010 7:27 pm UTC

I'm sure most people here already have it, but Portal is currently free for PC and Mac: http://store.steampowered.com/freeportal/
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