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on: February 21, 2014, 04:21:40 AM

I was looking for a thread that points out passing deals, like weekend ones and other short lived bargains, to avoid making a new thread for every game that might be of interest or not. Couldn't find one other than the "games worth buying thread", but I think this is different enough.

This weekend, Arma III is 40% off, so about 27€ instead of the usual 45. Even in beta stage sounds like a huge deal considering it won't cost any less when it'll go release. And judging on Arma II and the sheer amount of sandboxy mods, seems like this one is going to last.


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Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 06:26:19 AM

I find these two websites worthy of checking pretty much every day:

SavvyGamer. (UK based so may not be useful for non-UK residents).
Steam Sales Tracker. (Can customise for your own region).

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Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 02:02:49 PM

Far Cry 3 is 75% off, so about 5 bucks, for another 22 hours.

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Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 10:19:02 PM

Far Cry 3 is 75% off, so about 5 bucks, for another 22 hours.
$7.50

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Reply #4 on: February 23, 2014, 04:56:50 AM

Stupid money conversion. Also, I was pretty sure we euros always got swindled by paying 5 euros what you pay 5 dollars. Looks like it's not always the case.

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Reply #5 on: February 23, 2014, 06:01:28 AM

If you really want to get screwed with the currencies try Titanfall's collector's edition priced at $249.99 USD... if you live in the USA.

for others:
The retail price in the currencies we will support are €299.99 EUR, £249.99 GBP, and $399.99 AUD.  swamp poop
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Reply #6 on: February 23, 2014, 11:59:40 AM

Please tell me that's including some great big joystick thing like that other mech game had.
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Reply #7 on: February 23, 2014, 02:04:53 PM

Steel Battalion and nope, it comes with an 18" mech statue:

http://www.titanfall.com/collectors-edition


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Reply #8 on: February 23, 2014, 03:10:59 PM

$399.99 Australian? Are you fucking kidding me? If the Down Unders weren't such cheery fuckers all the time, I'd expect they'd be sending some of their deadly indigenous wildlife to the offices of Titanfall's devs and publishers for that shit. That is flat fucking robbery. Not that the Euro and Pound prices are much fucking better.

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Reply #9 on: February 23, 2014, 05:40:30 PM

I never bother with the collector stuff if it's because you get a statue or something.  I don't collect things so I never know what to do with them.  No one in my family ever wants them and I don't have friends who collect those sorts of things.  I have bought a collector's edition for other more gamey stuff.  Never bought one that was THAT expensive, though.  Things that stay inside the computer don't collect dust.  Those prices are really out of whack.  Get your friends in the US to buy it for you!

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Reply #10 on: February 23, 2014, 09:15:08 PM

The fallout one were probably worth it, FO3 came with a bobble head vault boy and a vault-tech lunch box which I should have gotten. Sad Panda  Then again it was like 100$ not 400$

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Reply #11 on: February 23, 2014, 11:01:30 PM

The fallout one were probably worth it, FO3 came with a bobble head vault boy and a vault-tech lunch box which I should have gotten. Sad Panda  Then again it was like 100$ not 400$

FO3 is the one collector's edition I too regret not buying.  Sad Red Panda
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Reply #12 on: February 23, 2014, 11:17:56 PM

I snagged that one, although now I'm not sure where either the lunch box or the bobble head have gotten to.

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Reply #13 on: February 24, 2014, 01:30:39 AM

Far Cry 3 is 75% off, so about 5 bucks, for another 22 hours.
$7.50

I swear, I don't think I ever remember seeing a game that is on sale as often as Far Cry 3, and that doesn't even included when Playstation Plus was giving it away for free.  The sheer desperation of it makes me not want to play it.  Well, that and the fact that I was turned completely off by FC2.


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Reply #14 on: February 24, 2014, 01:55:51 AM

FC3 is a lot better than 2. It's not got any replay value but for under a tenner (of whatever currency) it's good value.

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Reply #15 on: February 24, 2014, 02:19:58 AM

I got Far Cry 3 because I am a sucker for openworld-ish games but turns out there's a lot to do, including cool multiplayer (both PvP and Co-op). I was planning to put this game on the "One day..." shelf but I got hookd for about 4 hours non-stop. Loved the intro sequence, that probably sold me (M.I.A. Paper Planes certainly did). It's like modern day Skyrim. Also, spiritual remake of Mike Singleton's Flames of Freedom. Anyway, sale is over so no point in hyping it. Just feel like my 5€ were incredibly well spent.

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Reply #16 on: February 24, 2014, 02:27:53 AM

Well, what I was saying was that with Far Cry 3, don't worry about missing the sale...because it will be on sale again extremely soon.

Oh well, mostly I won't buy it simply because I have way too many other things to play already.

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Reply #17 on: February 24, 2014, 10:15:07 AM

Don't lose your bobble head!

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Reply #18 on: February 24, 2014, 11:47:49 AM

FC3 is a lot better than 2. It's not got any replay value but for under a tenner (of whatever currency) it's good value.
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Reply #19 on: February 24, 2014, 01:23:04 PM

Depending how heavy that is, it might not actually be cheaper to have a US person buy and ship. International shipping is nuts.

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Reply #20 on: February 24, 2014, 01:48:52 PM

FIVE DOLLARS NO MORE

Steam has hardened my inner cheapass.

Really should be too fitty.

Tree fifty?  awesome, for real

The steam sales tracker has made me immune to all but the most serious 85%+ discounts too. Steam winter & summer sales are when to keep an eye out for the 1-day 97% off bargains ;)

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Reply #22 on: February 24, 2014, 02:54:09 PM

Ah only gots too fitty cuz de old lady gave a dollah to that damn loch ness monster.

I do like using McMillan, though because sebun fitty is too damn high.

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Reply #23 on: February 25, 2014, 01:55:01 PM

State of Decay 50% off, $10.

Worth it?

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Reply #24 on: February 25, 2014, 02:00:51 PM

In my opinion, no.  I spent $7.50 for it.

It's pretty shallow and the bugginess/jankiness eventually got to me.  The combat is crap, the controls are horrid, and the game structure leaves something to be desired.  You're constantly bugged to do shit in game and it feels like chores instead of what you'd prefer to be doing.  Plus, the super-zombies are dumb.

Otherwise, it's somewhat interesting.  It feels that if this game was given a real AAA attempt or even just a more complete one, it could be something special.  As is, I got a few nights out of it and then put it down. 



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Reply #25 on: February 25, 2014, 02:27:51 PM

So is the DLC worth $3.49 then?  why so serious?

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Reply #26 on: February 25, 2014, 05:48:45 PM

In my opinion, no.  I spent $7.50 for it.

It's pretty shallow and the bugginess/jankiness eventually got to me.  The combat is crap, the controls are horrid, and the game structure leaves something to be desired.  You're constantly bugged to do shit in game and it feels like chores instead of what you'd prefer to be doing.  Plus, the super-zombies are dumb.

Otherwise, it's somewhat interesting.  It feels that if this game was given a real AAA attempt or even just a more complete one, it could be something special.  As is, I got a few nights out of it and then put it down. 
The game does have issues but I enjoyed it enough to finish the game and played some of the DLC before stopping. I played with a trainer running, though, to avoid some of the more annoying bits.
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Reply #27 on: February 25, 2014, 11:47:14 PM

I think I bought it on sale for roughly the same, and thought it was totally worth it.  It clearly could have benefited from some improved production values, but overall I found it to be really fun.

Didn't try the DLC, because I actually failed to finish the main game (did a Windows re-install and forgot to save my Steam saves file...oops).  Have heard it isn't as fun as the main game.

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Reply #28 on: February 26, 2014, 12:28:12 AM

I'd say State of Decay is worth it.. but I also prefer the DLC to the main game due to being more sand-boxy (albeit only in that you don't have a dumb-ish plot line pushing you along and just increasing levels of difficulty as you advance.. could use another map-set, though...). The game definitely has some issues that largely stem from it originally being a XBLA game, but not enough to not be worth $10-$15. I do, however, use a few mods to make things better (such as the Skilled people stay home mod, which prevents people with certain skills, like your doctor, from going out on missions that then require your to come and babysit them so they don't die) and run a trainer in the background to deal with some issues I don't like (such as the stamina system.. fuck the stamina system).
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Reply #29 on: February 26, 2014, 07:27:38 AM

I bought State of Decay for like $5 last sale, and I think I played it once. It was alright, but not great, and I don't think I ever played it again. I didn't realize it was mostly an action game and I think I meant to buy Project Zomboid instead. Welp.

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Reply #30 on: March 03, 2014, 02:36:58 AM

Hearts of Iron III and all it's DLC is 75% off at the moment. I know there's a few people here who are into that kind of thing :)

Also, just going back to Falcs original post regarding Arma 3, I've been playing it a lot for some months now with a few friends and it's an absolutely fantastic multiplayer experience. It's clunky, janky, demanding, difficult and the single player campaigns aren't awesome, but if you've got a few friends who are into it and willing to work around it's quirks it's an unparalleled military near-sim.

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Reply #31 on: March 03, 2014, 09:28:14 PM

What a deal...


A 14% discount.
Much wow.

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Reply #32 on: March 04, 2014, 12:58:23 AM

How odd, it was 75% off in the UK.

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Reply #33 on: March 04, 2014, 01:24:37 AM

How odd, it was 75% off in the UK.

Maybe Valve thought the UK folks would need the practice more than Americans, what with the whole Ukraine thing? ACK!
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Reply #34 on: March 04, 2014, 07:41:44 AM

Football Manager 2014 is 66% off to celebrate "Pancake Day" (I have no idea...). So only 17€ instead of the usual 45.

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