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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby SlyReaper » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:42 pm UTC

Most of the music is done by a guy called Ronald Jenkees.

It's... pretty good.
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Postby Dason » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:42 pm UTC

I told myself I was just going to check the game (Sequence) out - play for a half hour max (I've got work to finish today). 2 hours later...
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Jorpho » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:32 am UTC

I remember Sequence from the Christmas sale. I've been meaning to take another look at it. In some ways it reminds me a lot of The World Ends With You (DS) and Puzzle Quest.

IndieGala 2, as mentioned on the previous page, is still going. Seems that what they're offering isn't particularly popular.

The polar opposite is the Be Mine bundle, which is quite nice, but the people behind it are being thoroughly knuckleheaded. Despite having gone live (in theory) on Tuesday, at this point you have a small but reasonable chance of getting through to the site instead of a 404.

Waiting for you on the other side is:
Wasteland Angel
Sideways New York (this looks really cool)
Xotic
BEEP
The Ball
Nikopol

and all for a minimum pledge of a buck, with 20% going to Child's Play. They're all Steam redeemable; I think they might have DRM-free downloads, too.

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Postby Mr. Mack » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:56 am UTC

Jorpho wrote:Sideways New York (this looks really cool)
It is extremely cool. Here's a video of Total Biscuit talking about it. Although Total Biscuit isn't really the greatest at plat formers. Kind of makes me think I should upload game footage.

There's also a demo available on Steam, so you don't have to take anyone's word for it.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Vaniver » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:42 am UTC

SlyReaper wrote:Most of the music is done by a guy called Ronald Jenkees.

It's... pretty good.
I came across him on Pandora a while back, and also strongly recommend listening to him.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:24 pm UTC

GOG is having a sale right now on D&D video games: buy 1 get 1 free. And as long as you buy something you get a free gift of The Temple of Elemental Evil.
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Postby Dark567 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:37 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:GOG is having a sale right now on D&D video games: buy 1 get 1 free. And as long as you buy something you get a free gift of The Temple of Elemental Evil.
Oh Sweet. I already had all the D&D games so GOG decided to just give me The Temple of Elemental Evil. I hope this company is making money, they deserve it.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Felstaff » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:49 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:Most of the music is done by a guy called Ronald Jenkees.

Jenkees?
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Postby Jorpho » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:11 am UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:GOG is having a sale right now on D&D video games: buy 1 get 1 free. And as long as you buy something you get a free gift of The Temple of Elemental Evil.
If you missed it in the other thread, the D&D Anthology available on Impulse and Gamersgate is a slightly better deal, and a much, much better deal when it does on sale.
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Postby Jessica » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:45 pm UTC

I had purchased all of the D&D games last time they had gone on sale.
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Postby SlyReaper » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:07 pm UTC

Steam Coupons are going to expire soon, so I'll give these away for free to anyone who wants them:

* 50% off Divinity 2 Dragon Knight Saga
* 50% off Back To The Future
* 50% off AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!
* 33% off Saints Row 3
* 50% off Osmos
* 50% off any Valve game
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Postby The Scyphozoa » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:04 pm UTC

I'll take the Valve game one, as I have yet to play the original Half-Life.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:25 pm UTC

Oh, hey, good idea. Here's the coupons I'm not going to use if anyone is interested:

33% off any Valve title (x2)
50% off Breed Impact
50% off Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
25% off any Bethesda
66% off Prototype
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Postby existential_elevator » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:33 pm UTC

50% off Trauma
50% off Patrician IV
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Postby SlyReaper » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:33 pm UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:I'll take the Valve game one, as I have yet to play the original Half-Life.

If you PM your steam ID, I'll send it over.
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Postby Jorpho » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:16 am UTC

25% off Valve
25% off Valve
25% off Valve
33% off Valve (wtf)
10% off Warner Brothers
10% off THQ

75% off Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (really quite splendid if you haven't played it)
60% off Magicka
50% off Droplitz
50% off Gratuitous Space Battles

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Postby Mr. Mack » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:49 am UTC

75% off Torchlight
Two 25% off Valve coupons (this has to be the most worthless coupon)
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Postby The Scyphozoa » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:19 am UTC

Actually the Valve ones aren't as useless as you think. Because Valve games tend to come in packs, and one coupon applies to the whole pack. Which is how I, thanks to SlyReaper, just bought Half-Life, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life: Blue Shift, and Team Fortress Classic, for a total of $7.49.

If that principle applies to all Valve packs, and I have no reason to presume it wouldn't, you could get Valve Complete Pack (http://store.steampowered.com/sub/7930/) for $50.
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Postby Coin » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:44 am UTC

Yes, but during the Christmas sale the Valve games were all consistently on sale with prices lower than any of coupons could make them.
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Postby SlyReaper » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:59 am UTC

Coin wrote:Yes, but during the Christmas sale the Valve games were all consistently on sale with prices lower than any of coupons could make them.
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Postby The Scyphozoa » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:23 pm UTC

Well it's not during the Christmas sale anymore, now, is it?
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Postby SlyReaper » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:54 pm UTC

Also, I think most people who use Steam already have every Valve game.
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Postby userxp » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:33 pm UTC

I sold two of them for a weapon in TF2. The guy seemed really eager to buy them for some reason ("Yes! Gimme coupons!") so maybe I could have gotten a bit more.

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Postby SlyReaper » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:38 pm UTC

Still looking to give away coupons. It would be a shame to see them expire.

* 50% off Divinity 2 Dragon Knight Saga
* 50% off Back To The Future
* 50% off AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!
* 33% off Saints Row 3
* 50% off Osmos
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Postby ProZac » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:52 pm UTC

I may make use of the Saint's Row 3 one. I'll have to check it's price on steam when I get home. I know it's on sale on Amazon for $25 right now, so I'm guessing this wouldn't drop the price below that?

I'll also post what coupons I have when I get home.

Edit: Forgot I had the mobile Steam app, Amazon has SR3 cheaper, so I'd just get it there. Can't find anyway to check my gifts/coupons from mobile though.

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Postby SlyReaper » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:00 pm UTC

On Steam, it's £30, so 33% off makes it £20. That's $31.70 according to my currency conversion calculator.
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Postby PhoenixEnigma » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:30 pm UTC

I've got 50% Civ V GotY and 50% off GRID, and that's it.

I might also be interested in that Bethesda one, pseudoidiot.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:32 pm UTC

PhoenixEnigma wrote:I've got 50% Civ V GotY and 50% off GRID, and that's it.

I might also be interested in that Bethesda one, pseudoidiot.
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Postby EdgarJPublius » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:44 pm UTC

I've got:
2x 25% Valve
1x 50% Valve
1x 50% Uplink
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1x 50% King's Bounty Platinum

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Postby ProZac » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:00 am UTC

Mine!

25% off Valve x2
50% off Valve x1
50% off Alien Breed 2: Assault
50% off Eufloria
50% off Zombie Driver
25% off Square Enix/Eidos

And now I'm reminded how disappoint my loot was from the xmas thing.

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Postby Jorpho » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:05 am UTC

SlyReaper wrote:* 50% off Back To The Future
This is tempting, but it's been as low as $8.50 before, and really I don't much want to pay more than $5 for it.

But hey, with my coupon, you can get Puzzle Quest for $2.50! Historically, it only tends to go on sale for $5.

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On an unrelated note, IndieRoyale is offering a bundle of three "alphas" at the moment, but they've got the nerve to charge $5 for the lot. Has anyone checked it out yet?

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Postby Jorpho » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:03 am UTC

Jorpho wrote:The polar opposite is the Be Mine bundle, which is quite nice, but the people behind it are being thoroughly knuckleheaded. Despite having gone live (in theory) on Tuesday, at this point you have a small but reasonable chance of getting through to the site instead of a 404.

Waiting for you on the other side is:
Wasteland Angel
Sideways New York (this looks really cool)
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The Ball
Nikopol

and all for a minimum pledge of a buck, with 20% going to Child's Play. They're all Steam redeemable; I think they might have DRM-free downloads, too.
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Postby SirBryghtside » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:22 pm UTC

Rayman Origins, which is an amazing game, is now available for pre-purchase on Steam - and for pre-purchasing, you can get Rayman 2 - one of my favourite games - for free.

Just... take my money. Take all of it.
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Postby SlyReaper » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:44 pm UTC

Didn't that game come out ages ago for something like 60 USD? On the same day as AssCreedRev, Saints Row 3, and that new Halo game? I'm guessing it didn't sell well on release day.

Anyway it's Ubisoft, and I'm kinda boycotting them on principle for their unforgivable attitude towards DRM.
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Postby EvanED » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:20 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:Didn't that game come out ages ago for something like 60 USD? On the same day as AssCreedRev, Saints Row 3, and that new Halo game? I'm guessing it didn't sell well on release day.

Anyway it's Ubisoft, and I'm kinda boycotting them on principle for their unforgivable attitude towards DRM.

My personal feeling about that is that boycotting the games with the crazy-ass DRM is a very good idea, but it is sort of counter-productive on others. (I'm not sure what Rayman has.) Supporting games with reasonable DRM seems like the right thing to do to me, even if they come from publishers who are otherwise unreasonable.

YMMV of course. :-)

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby Felstaff » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:28 pm UTC

I don't actually notice what DRM is involved in any of my Steam games. I really should check that out. All games I've bought off Steam just go "Download?"
Yes.
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"OK, let's play"
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Postby userxp » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:40 pm UTC

I personally dislike always having an extra application in the back when I want to play a game.

Felstaff wrote:I don't actually notice what DRM is involved in any of my Steam games. I really should check that out. All games I've bought off Steam just go "Download?"
Yes.
"OK. Downloaded. Play?"
Yes.
"OK, let's play"

Let's just hope you never lose your Internet connection.

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Postby bigglesworth » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:46 pm UTC

You just have to connect once, then go into offline mode. You then never have to go online again.
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Postby existential_elevator » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:52 pm UTC

...Yes, but this is still horribly frustrating when, for example, you have a power cut or an internet outage. If you want to use Steam the way I do, and have it still function during unforseen circumstances, you have to set it into offline mode every night. And hope the internet doesn't go down at midday?


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