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Title: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer 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 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/107410/) 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.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3584773/Arma-3-hands-on.jpg)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: apocrypha on February 21, 2014, 06:26:19 AM
I find these two websites worthy of checking pretty much every day:

SavvyGamer (http://savygamer.co.uk/). (UK based so may not be useful for non-UK residents).
Steam Sales Tracker (http://steamdb.info/sales/). (Can customise for your own region).


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on February 22, 2014, 02:02:49 PM
Far Cry 3 is 75% off, so about 5 bucks, for another 22 hours.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on February 22, 2014, 10:19:02 PM
Far Cry 3 is 75% off, so about 5 bucks, for another 22 hours.
$7.50


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer 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.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: satael 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.  :uhrr:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Goreschach 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.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Trippy 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

(http://eaassets-a.akamaihd.net/prod.titanfall.com/sites/default/files/Collectors_Edition_Horz_1600px_0.jpg?v=170rc8)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM 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.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe 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!


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: brellium 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$


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: satael 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:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rendakor 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.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex 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.



Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: apocrypha 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.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer 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.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex 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.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on February 24, 2014, 10:15:07 AM
Don't lose your bobble head!


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky 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.
FIVE DOLLARS NO MORE

Steam has hardened my inner cheapass.

Really should be too fitty.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ingmar 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.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: apocrypha 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 ;)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Paelos on February 24, 2014, 01:56:55 PM
(http://www.quickmeme.com/img/cb/cbb073fec44c8631d7dff09327472b1516a447d7c0144db852d1c59d4207530a.jpg)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky 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.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on February 25, 2014, 01:55:01 PM
State of Decay 50% off, $10.

Worth it?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rasix 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. 




Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on February 25, 2014, 02:27:51 PM
So is the DLC worth $3.49 then?  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Trippy 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.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex 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.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ceryse 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).


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rendakor 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.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: apocrypha on March 03, 2014, 02:36:58 AM
Hearts of Iron III and all it's DLC is 75% off (http://store.steampowered.com/sub/37223/) 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.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: rk47 on March 03, 2014, 09:28:14 PM
What a deal...
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/829607/3.jpg)

A 14% discount.
Much wow.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: apocrypha on March 04, 2014, 12:58:23 AM
How odd, it was 75% off in the UK.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Torinak 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? :ye_gods:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer 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.

10 hours left as I type this.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on March 04, 2014, 10:54:37 AM
Yes.  It is Pancake Day. 


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on March 04, 2014, 12:13:13 PM
Walking Dead season 2 appears to be 33% off.  I think I will hold off for now, but thought I should inform.

Ninja edit:  I think it also means that episode two is being released, so there is that as well.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on March 04, 2014, 01:33:33 PM
Yes.  It is Pancake Day. 
That means Sex Day, right?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: MrHat on March 12, 2014, 01:08:06 PM
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/071/e/f/games_by_aloo81-d79wrd1.png)

Think I'll finally pick up Brothers and Rayman.  Maybe Lego Marvel for lite gaming.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lucas on March 12, 2014, 05:35:33 PM
Yep, some nice deals: you can get Tomb Raider GOTY (check the store page...All DLC included in the GOTY) plus Bioshock Infinite (without DLC) for about € 18 only. Not bad. "Papers, please" + "Stanley Parable" combo isn't bad either.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Nevermore on March 13, 2014, 07:08:22 PM
A bunch of Rockstar games on sale today.  Is L.A. Noire woth $7.50?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Yegolev on March 13, 2014, 08:57:29 PM
I think so.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on March 14, 2014, 10:38:10 AM
It's not.  :awesome_for_real:

Unless you like being a dickbag protagonist... or adventure games masquerading as first person games.

For $7.49, I've played worse, but I got 21 hours into it and didn't see any end in sight and found I didn't really feel like sticking around to the end.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: raydeen on March 14, 2014, 12:37:04 PM
I picked up Grand Ages Rome:Gold and Imperium Romanum Gold. I'm all set for a long weekend of not knowing what the hell I'm doing but having some Funnius Maximus anyways.

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/2996/ (http://store.steampowered.com/sub/2996/)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/23400/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/23400/)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ingmar on March 14, 2014, 01:39:16 PM
LA Noire is possibly worth that much, although I don't know what the PC controls are like. The protagonist is not likeable and the story is kind of a mess, I'm also not a fan of its use of women (though that's pretty much in line with anything in the noir genre I guess - there's some triggery stuff in there though for people for whom that is a problem), but there's still some interesting stuff to be had amongst the mess. It's not *really* an open world game though, despite being advertised as such and having a big open world to drive around in; it's more like a non-comic Phoenix Wright with a bunch of random gameplay systems strapped to it. Maybe wait for another $2.50 to come off the price.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on March 14, 2014, 02:22:35 PM
The PC controls are fine. I tried it with both M/KB and game controller on the PC and I went back to the M/KB.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on March 15, 2014, 02:20:11 PM
Metro Last Light is 77% off (7€ instead of 30€) for the next 45 hours.

Totally worth it, although playing Metro 2033 first would be advisable.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Hoax on March 17, 2014, 06:15:10 PM
Falc you have played the Mars game that is on sale today, it looks like its a little overly ambitious but I like the setting/idea...    BiiF?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on March 18, 2014, 08:36:05 AM
Sadly, no. I am a sucker for Mars, and for French games. Despite my positive bias, this game turned out disappointing in many ways and I dropped it after about four hours. I feel like I want to go back to it from time to time but I am pretty sure I quit cause I wasn't having fun. BiiF? Nope.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: MrHat on March 19, 2014, 08:03:50 PM
Free SuperSanctumTD if you link your GMG with your Steam.

https://freegame.greenmangaming.com/


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Hutch on March 26, 2014, 01:27:03 PM
I'm sure everyone reading this already has Crusader Kings II if they want it, but it's on Midweek Madness on Steam this midweek. 75% off! Buy now! (http://store.steampowered.com/app/203770)



Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Miasma on March 28, 2014, 05:34:32 PM
All the batman Arkham games are 75% off this weekend, including the latest for ten bucks.  Also Square stuff I guess.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: eldaec on April 01, 2014, 10:36:49 AM
The Secret World is on discount again.

I've been playing this a bit since it was last in discount, and it is in fact pretty good.

Given there us no sub fee, you can justify purchase as a single player game alone.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on April 02, 2014, 05:17:06 AM
True. Especially considering the plot and the characters are quite good.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Morat20 on April 18, 2014, 09:39:56 PM
Random question for this thread: Is there a way in Steam to uninstall the game files, but leave the saves? Some quick way to free up disk space without losing the ability to reacquire the game and replay it from my saves?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Paelos on April 18, 2014, 09:48:00 PM
Random question for this thread: Is there a way in Steam to uninstall the game files, but leave the saves? Some quick way to free up disk space without losing the ability to reacquire the game and replay it from my saves?

Copy the savegame files into your documents folder?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Kail on April 18, 2014, 09:49:52 PM
Random question for this thread: Is there a way in Steam to uninstall the game files, but leave the saves? Some quick way to free up disk space without losing the ability to reacquire the game and replay it from my saves?

If the game has Steam Cloud enabled, it does that automatically.  Otherwise, in most games, I think you can copy the save game files manually to some storage directory or something.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Reg on April 18, 2014, 09:57:35 PM
I can't remember the last time a game I've uninstalled actually deleted save files without specifically asking if I wanted them deleted.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Morat20 on April 18, 2014, 10:53:15 PM
I was hoping Steam had, somewhere I just couldn't find it, a nice one-click "Remove everything but save files" option per game. It does everything else. :)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lantyssa on April 19, 2014, 08:04:15 AM
That's left to the game uninstaller.  If the game in question has a folder in \My Documents or \My Documents\My Games then you'll be good.  Almost anything modern puts its saves there.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Hoax on April 19, 2014, 10:26:32 AM
Which is the bane of my existence as I always forget to go put those folders somewhere safe when I space laser my windows installs.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on April 20, 2014, 01:39:28 AM
Which is the bane of my existence as I always forget to go put those folders somewhere safe when I space laser my windows installs.

Same happens to me.  You'd think I'd learn, but I sure as shit don't. 

But while we're at it, I find it annoying as all hell that Steam doesn't require all of its titles to work with cloud saves.  It seems like such low hanging fruit and it is so convenient when it works.  Not only will it prevent loss during Windows related fuckups, but it allows one to quickly access one's own save file from a different computer.  WHY STEAM.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Morat20 on April 20, 2014, 09:37:34 AM
Which is the bane of my existence as I always forget to go put those folders somewhere safe when I space laser my windows installs.

Same happens to me.  You'd think I'd learn, but I sure as shit don't. 

But while we're at it, I find it annoying as all hell that Steam doesn't require all of its titles to work with cloud saves.  It seems like such low hanging fruit and it is so convenient when it works.  Not only will it prevent loss during Windows related fuckups, but it allows one to quickly access one's own save file from a different computer.  WHY STEAM.
It would artificially limit the number of 'big' titles. Steam's not really big enough to dictate to, say, Firaxis, how to make their games 'steam compatible'. And Steam's just a distribution channel to the bigger games.

It's still be pretty damn nice, but the only way to really do it is for Steam to get big enough to insist -- or for Steam to handle it itself, track and store the save-game files and back them up transparently. For each title.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Yegolev on April 21, 2014, 08:23:43 AM
This is one reason why I pay for a backup service.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on April 21, 2014, 09:02:04 AM
Which is the bane of my existence as I always forget to go put those folders somewhere safe when I space laser my windows installs.

Same happens to me.  You'd think I'd learn, but I sure as shit don't. 

But while we're at it, I find it annoying as all hell that Steam doesn't require all of its titles to work with cloud saves.  It seems like such low hanging fruit and it is so convenient when it works.  Not only will it prevent loss during Windows related fuckups, but it allows one to quickly access one's own save file from a different computer.  WHY STEAM.
It would artificially limit the number of 'big' titles. Steam's not really big enough to dictate to, say, Firaxis, how to make their games 'steam compatible'. And Steam's just a distribution channel to the bigger games.

It's still be pretty damn nice, but the only way to really do it is for Steam to get big enough to insist -- or for Steam to handle it itself, track and store the save-game files and back them up transparently. For each title.
I disagree. Steam is the only PC Gaming store that is even remotely relevant anymore. If you're not on Steam, you're basically just a big moron that doesn't like money. If they said "Everyone has to use cloud saves," every single company and tiny dev and whatever would magically figure out how to implement cloud saves immediately.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rendakor on April 21, 2014, 04:20:51 PM
I think it would be more of a hurdle to convert all old games to require cloud saves. Requiring it of all new games going forward is a good idea though.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on May 01, 2014, 05:17:06 PM
Shadowrun Returns is 66% off. The really good DLC is only 33% off though.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Nebu on May 05, 2014, 02:58:03 PM
Looks like it's time to grab FM 2014.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on May 05, 2014, 03:23:04 PM
It's always time to grab the next version of Football Manager.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Nebu on May 05, 2014, 03:25:27 PM
It's always time to grab the next version of Football Manager.  :awesome_for_real:

I play with fictional players, so the updated rosters mean nothing to me.  I usually only grab the new season if it has an improved AI or graphics update.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on May 05, 2014, 05:45:53 PM
Graphics?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Nebu on May 05, 2014, 11:37:52 PM
Graphics?

You should have played it a few iterations ago.  It had no game play interface.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on May 06, 2014, 03:02:43 AM
Not the hottest thing, especially since it's still alpha, but Dream (http://store.steampowered.com/app/229580/) is worth checking out at 50% off.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Kail on May 06, 2014, 05:12:32 PM
Not the hottest thing, especially since it's still alpha, but Dream (http://store.steampowered.com/app/229580/) is worth checking out at 50% off.

Ah, good to know, I've had it on my wishlist for a while now.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 04, 2014, 12:25:47 PM
Sniper Elite V2 free for 24 hours only on Steam today (http://store.steampowered.com/app/63380/). You must install it today or it goes back to regular price tomorrow. No idea if it's any good... but free.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on June 05, 2014, 01:17:13 PM
Gaming has gotten to the point where free isn't good enough for most games. I have 200 games I paid for that i haven't played. Why would I download a shitty one for free?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Hoax on June 05, 2014, 03:04:55 PM
We do live in a world where I got it and if there are steam cards I will probably install it and start it just to get the cards and sell them for .50 which is 1/5th of a decent game on sale.  :drill:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Fabricated on June 16, 2014, 09:36:49 AM
Sniper Elite is the series basically made for YouTubers and GIF makers where you shoot Hitler's ball off and get a 120fps slowmo internal shot of it. That's about it really.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lucas on August 05, 2014, 02:15:50 PM
This is kinda related to the topic: if you're a subscriber of IGN Prime and also interested in S2 of The Walking Dead, check your mail: they've some Steam codes fresh out of the oven (but you have to click on the "get my code" link provided in the mail).

Quote
We have 10,000 codes for the full Season Two of the excellent episodic graphic adventure, The Walking Dead. We will be releasing 2,500 codes each week over the next 4 weeks on Tuesdays at 11am PDT. Codes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

I just managed to grab one  :heart:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on August 06, 2014, 07:14:12 AM
Wait...IGN Prime?  That's a paid subscription?  What on earth for?

That said, I wish I had a code.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rendakor on August 06, 2014, 10:51:15 AM
Codes were gone really fast. And I'm not sure if IGN Prime is actually a paid subscription or not; I got a code for a 1-year membership like...4 years ago when I was working in retail. I redeemed said code then and I still have a membership. I know they're not charging a CC of mine or anything because I don't have any cards that I still had back then. Maybe they changed my 1 year into a lifetime for some reason.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Paelos on August 06, 2014, 12:29:06 PM
It's apparently $30 a year.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lucas on August 07, 2014, 03:41:39 PM
Codes were gone really fast. And I'm not sure if IGN Prime is actually a paid subscription or not; I got a code for a 1-year membership like...4 years ago when I was working in retail. I redeemed said code then and I still have a membership. I know they're not charging a CC of mine or anything because I don't have any cards that I still had back then. Maybe they changed my 1 year into a lifetime for some reason.

Same here: I was an old IGN "insider" subscriber back in the mid '00 (err, I don't even remember why I subscribed in the first place, maybe something related to fileplanet and oblivion mods); I've been automatically switched to the new service, IGN Prime, when it opened, but now I'm apparently a subscriber who is going to be billed next on 12/31/1969  :grin:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on August 26, 2014, 12:44:03 PM
The Walking Dead season 2 is 60% off right now. And they just released the Season Finale. GET IT!


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on August 27, 2014, 06:36:56 AM
The Walking Dead season 2 is 60% off right now. And they just released the Season Finale. GET IT!

Oh sweet!


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Pagz on August 28, 2014, 06:43:24 AM
The Walking Dead season 2 is 60% off right now. And they just released the Season Finale. GET IT!

Oh sweet!
This. For someone who has been disappointed the entire second series, the last episode makes up for it.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on August 28, 2014, 06:50:53 AM
I've been avoiding it until it was all completed for the season, and on sale.

Now I just have to remember to actually buy it when I get home.   :uhrr:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rasix on August 28, 2014, 12:13:24 PM
Eh, less than 4 months until the winter sale.  I may save an extra 2 dollars or something. I can wait.  :awesome_for_real: 


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on September 19, 2014, 01:34:29 PM
Why is the Lego Star Wars Complete not on sale? Boo.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Torinak on September 22, 2014, 06:09:56 PM
A Steam key for Tropico 3 is free today only via the Humble Store's End of Summer Sale Encore (https://www.humblebundle.com/store).


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Maven on October 07, 2014, 09:07:31 PM
Oh hey, Assassin's Creed franchise on sale. I picked up III for $5 (and all the previous titles are the same price!), and they've got 4 for $27.

I'm surprised by the number of titles that are $19.99 on that store that should be permanently $5. I guess they keep 'em high to encourage purchases on sales.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on October 21, 2014, 09:45:41 PM
I bought the wrong key at Bundlestars. $33 to my paypal account and you get a copy of Shadows of Mordor.

Gone.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Baldrake on October 30, 2014, 09:42:00 AM
Bioshock Infinite at 75% off on mid-week madness.

I've had this game for months, and somehow have never gotten around to installing it.

Interestingly, this is now cheaper than the iOS version of the original Bioshock game which is $10.99 here in Canada. I welcome the publishers playing with different pricing models.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: lamaros on October 31, 2014, 05:40:34 PM
And most 2K games are 75% off at ozgameshop, one of those decent digital and physical goods shops that doesn't gouge Australians.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Azazel on October 31, 2014, 06:16:27 PM
Say what? Not seeing it (or any sign of a 2k sale there either).


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: lamaros on November 01, 2014, 05:50:51 AM
Oh man, I got mixed up. It was funstock digital instead. They're a bit more dodgy - though I've never had trouble paying with PayPal.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on November 26, 2014, 02:51:30 PM
STEAM SALE!!!!! (http://store.steampowered.com/)

The exploration sale. Though to be honest, I'm not sure there's much I'll be getting on this one.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lucas on November 26, 2014, 03:59:12 PM
Like other sales, there is a lot of "minor" titles that will be probably sold with a 75-80%(or even more) throughout the entire period. Indie puzzle/platformers, interactive exploration stories (similar to "Dear Esther").

Two very short titles that seem interesting enough compared to their discounted price:

The Bridge - http://store.steampowered.com/app/204240
Hero of the Kingdom - http://store.steampowered.com/app/259550

I think I'll definitely purchase "Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons" (-80%)

I'm willing to wait for a 75% on The Wolf Among Us, Stanley Parable and Papers Please

EDIT: other "casual" titles, not necessarily at 70%+ discount:

Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey - http://store.steampowered.com/app/328730
The Moon Sliver - http://store.steampowered.com/app/329830/
Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride - http://store.steampowered.com/app/284850/ (similar to Tiny Bang Story?)
Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren's Call - http://store.steampowered.com/app/284790/ (see above: "hidden object" game)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on November 26, 2014, 04:05:29 PM
Rocksmith stuff 25% off. It hasn't gone on sale the last few rounds, so might be worth taking the risk vs the xmas sale...


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Torinak on November 26, 2014, 06:02:43 PM
Like other sales, there is a lot of "minor" titles that will be probably sold with a 75-80%(or even more) throughout the entire period. Indie puzzle/platformers, interactive exploration stories (similar to "Dear Esther").

How do you find anything on Steam these days? Browsing is worthless, and their categorization seems majorly broken (4 of the top 8 "strategy" titles are Counter-Strike variants), not to mention the beyond-stupid "indie" category. Search isn't helpful unless there's something specific one is looking for.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Kail on November 26, 2014, 06:26:51 PM
How do you find anything on Steam these days?

Mostly I just check the new releases every day or two, and wishlist stuff that I might buy for sales.  Then check my wishlist to see if anything there is on sale.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: apocrypha on November 27, 2014, 01:40:34 AM
How do you find anything on Steam these days?

http://steamdb.info/sales/

I rarely bother going past the 80% off mark.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: murdoc on November 27, 2014, 11:20:44 AM
Evil Within 66% off is tempting.



Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Azazel on November 28, 2014, 03:01:33 AM
Thanks for that link. I can't find jack shit on Steam any more with their shitty new UI.

I've picked up a few things in the last days from Steam, GMG and Nuuvem. Mostly de-disc-ing things, but I did pick up Samaurai Warriors for 5 bucks, which isn't too bad.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on December 02, 2014, 04:43:56 AM
Not really a Steam deal, but since all games get a Steam activation key I think it's worth putting it here anyway.

https://www.humblebundle.com/flash (https://www.humblebundle.com/flash)

- War of the Roses: Kingmaker
- March of the Eagles
- Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron game
- Sword of the Stars 2
- Cities in Motion 2
- Warlock: Master of the Arcane

Basically some questionable and unsuccesful Paradox games but it's still good stuff for the price point (2.50$) and even more so considering the charity. War of the Roses is actually a favourite of mine and while the base game is free to play but more like a demo, this DLC lets you in the whole thing.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: satael on December 02, 2014, 05:28:06 AM
I got the bundle for March of the Eagles which I might play someday. That left me with 2 extra War of the Roses keys for whomever wants one. Please post if you use either of them.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Teleku on December 02, 2014, 09:40:44 AM
I'll take one.

Edit:  Didn't see the links at first.  Grabbed it from the first one.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Hoax on December 02, 2014, 11:05:22 AM
swooped the second one because I hate lurkers  :drill:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Teleku on December 02, 2014, 02:53:07 PM
Yeah, I mean, very generous of you.  But might not want to stick the naked links out there unless your fine with everybody on the Internet jumping at them.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on December 02, 2014, 03:16:11 PM
Wow, March of the Eagles. What a surprise. Can't say if it's bugged or broken somehow, but for what turned to be essentially a free game I must say I am impressed. Really liking it so far.

What's the catch?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Shannow on December 03, 2014, 12:53:42 PM
Isn't it basically a Hearts of Iron reskin?  Which is probably why it's fun, I played a crapload of HOI II.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on December 03, 2014, 01:05:37 PM
I thought it was a Europa Universalis mod/reskin.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Yegolev on December 04, 2014, 11:29:23 AM
Perhaps a rebearding instead of a reskinning.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on December 10, 2014, 09:38:16 PM
Weak. Get email saying the Cave is -80%, open Steam and it's -66%.

Get your shit together, Gaben.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Shannow on December 18, 2014, 01:55:43 PM
Anyone ever play Space Engineers? It's on sale and the idea scratches a big itch of mine. Worth 10 bucks?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Kail on December 18, 2014, 04:32:31 PM
Anyone ever play Space Engineers? It's on sale and the idea scratches a big itch of mine. Worth 10 bucks?

I've heard good things about it, but I'm still salty at the devs for their last project, Miner Wars 2081, which had almost the same sales pitch as Space Engineers but ended up being kind of shit and then abandoned before it was really finished.  Not buying another Early Access title from them.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: lamaros on December 18, 2014, 07:04:56 PM
Rome Total War 2 or the Total War Master Collection?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Paelos on December 18, 2014, 07:31:06 PM
Rome 2 is only worth $10 max, even fixed.

I can't get original Rome to run anymore without crashing, but I wish I could. It usually bugs out on me in the graphics somehow. But maybe it might run better for you.

Either way Rome 1 is still superior to 2. Medieval 2 is fantastic and still runs. Shogun was okay. Empire was garbage.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on December 19, 2014, 02:10:14 AM
Anyone ever play Space Engineers? It's on sale and the idea scratches a big itch of mine. Worth 10 bucks?

I've heard good things about it, but I'm still salty at the devs for their last project, Miner Wars 2081, which had almost the same sales pitch as Space Engineers but ended up being kind of shit and then abandoned before it was really finished.  Not buying another Early Access title from them.

Will admit to being super curious about this one as well.  Super cheap, and overwhelmingly positive steam reviews (and a lot of them).  Any one else have experience with it? 


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: apocrypha on December 19, 2014, 03:42:10 AM
It's on my wishlist because I've heard good things too. But I'm not doing early access any more.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on December 19, 2014, 01:43:12 PM
Heh. Depth is on sale. Goofy looking thing.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lucas on December 19, 2014, 04:34:14 PM
Oh wow, Paper Sorcerer is a fine little gem  :heart: :heart: :heart::

http://store.steampowered.com/app/263560/
http://www.ultrarunaway.com/
http://www.digitallydownloaded.net/2014/01/review-paper-sorcerer-pc.html

Feels like a true CRPG from the eighties, pretty straightforward especially if you played the Bard's Tale or Phantasie series; at (currently) €2.49, it's a steal (might get even lower, now it's on a 50% discount).


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on January 09, 2015, 03:54:41 AM
The Anime Weekend sale on Steam is pretty cool if you are into Visual Novels.

I cannot recommend Analogue: A Hate Story and Hate Plus enough. They are fantastically melancholic and pretty unconventional. And they are as low as 2 or 3 euros.

Recettear is another all time favourite. Going for 4€.
Ys Origin at about 6€ is another good deal.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: koro on January 10, 2015, 07:00:14 PM
Has there ever been a truly bad Ys game?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on January 11, 2015, 05:42:06 PM
Has there ever been a truly good one? They're kinda just mediocre across the board.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on January 27, 2015, 09:41:03 AM
Magicka and all it's DLC is on sale through Alienware Arena for 75% off.  That makes it $10.  It's here. (http://na.alienwarearena.com/giveaways)

I didn't have any of them so it was nice for me.  :)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Yegolev on January 28, 2015, 10:25:50 AM
I find that game to be super-duper difficult.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on January 28, 2015, 10:49:16 AM
Yeah, I'm noticing that.  I started playing yesterday and I can't get passed that giant group of baddies right after the big snake.  There's just too many of them!  One thing that's almost working is casting walls that the trolls hit and it does good damage.  I'm just not fast enough to avoid the second troll before I've murdered the first one.   :ye_gods:  There doesn't even seem to be a way to cheat in sp mode.  I think they had playing with friends in mind when they made this game.  After three or four years, people aren't playing it online anymore and you're just left with a very difficult sp game that takes more than just you to beat.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Merusk on February 01, 2015, 09:31:51 PM
It's very much meant for multiple people, and that's why I stopped playing it when it came out. It's one of the games I cite when bitching about mandatory multiplayer and the dissapearance of SP experiences. 

I have no interest in multiplayer as nobody games on the schedule I do or wants to take breaks as often as I do.  MP games are made for kids who can get home and dedicate 4-5 hours with friends on the same schedule and 20-somethings of similar freedom. 


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on February 02, 2015, 11:12:58 AM
Mandatory multiplayer is fine as long as it's prominently advertised that way. To each their own and whatnot.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Kail on February 02, 2015, 06:13:54 PM
Mandatory multiplayer is fine as long as it's prominently advertised that way. To each their own and whatnot.

In the short term, sure.  In the long term, it kills a lot of games (and on Steam, it's not like they ever stop selling these games even if you can't really play them).  I'm really wary of multiplayer only indie games these days, since they're almost always unplayable a year after launch (if they even get that long).


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Merusk on February 02, 2015, 11:05:23 PM
Yep. To each their own, but mandatory multiplayer means "buy up front or never play it."

Meanwhile, I started showing my son the joy of Tie Fighter 2 weeks ago.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on April 17, 2015, 12:24:26 PM
Not a real deal, but Fractured Space, game of big huge slow spaceships hurting each other, is free for the weekend. You give it back on Monday morning though, it's like a timed demo.
Think about World of Spaceships in space, or Mechwarrior in space.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/310380/

EDIT: Correction. Apparently it's free for everyone to keep.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on April 18, 2015, 12:00:18 AM
Played it. It takes a little getting used to but it's somewhat interesting. It definitely needs work.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Strazos on April 19, 2015, 09:00:00 PM
I played...way too much of this over the weekend - guess I was jonesing for some pewpew, without the ball-crushing pain of EVE.

It's decent, needs more work and content. Stealth needs an incredibly hard nerf. It sort of plays like a MOBA, except without the mobs...and in capital ships in space.

I unlocked about 2/3'rds of the available ships in about a day. Could be something pretty neat here, and it was free.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Thrawn on April 23, 2015, 03:18:19 PM
Are any of these worth picking up? - http://store.steampowered.com/sale/roguelike (http://store.steampowered.com/sale/roguelike)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Samwise on April 23, 2015, 03:46:43 PM
Yes.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on April 23, 2015, 04:46:06 PM
Yes.
Have I ever mentioned my admiration for your particular style of pedantry?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Trippy on April 23, 2015, 05:26:38 PM
Or he doesn't want to admit it's Crypt of the NecroDancer that he would recommend.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Samwise on April 23, 2015, 05:57:16 PM
I wrote a glowing review of it for the front page 2 months ago; I think schild's much more ashamed of my taste in games than I am, as evidenced by it not having been published yet.   :awesome_for_real:

I can personally recommend a whole slew of games on that page and have heard glowing recommendations of several others that I haven't gotten around to playing yet.  But I'm not going to write a dozen paragraph-long mini-reviews in response to a single-sentence inquiry.  It's easier to just say "yes" unless he wants to narrow it down to a few he's considering or say something about his personal taste.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Kail on April 23, 2015, 05:57:50 PM
Are any of these worth picking up? - http://store.steampowered.com/sale/roguelike (http://store.steampowered.com/sale/roguelike)

FTL is pretty good if you're in to sci fi at all.
Spelunky is fun, if you've never played it before there's an old freeware version out that you can test drive. (http://www.spelunkyworld.com/original.html)
Rogue Legacy is pretty decent, IMO, not anything I regret buying but not really outstanding.  Eldritch falls in that category, too, but gets a few bonus points for Lovecraft.
Risk of Rain, Delver, Cargo Commander, and Dungeons of Dredmor, I played but they didn't really hook me.  I've heard Rain gets better over time, but it wasn't my thing.

Necrodancer and Sunless Sea are supposed to be pretty good but I haven't played them myself.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on April 23, 2015, 06:02:45 PM
FUCK I FORGOT ABOUT THAT SHIT AGAIN

I HATE ME


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on April 23, 2015, 08:15:20 PM
I highly recommend Neo Scavenger.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Yegolev on April 25, 2015, 05:27:10 PM
Abyss Odyssey is technically a fushigi no dungeon.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on April 25, 2015, 09:50:41 PM
Technically also a side-scroller, which means it feels absolutely NOTHING like Fushigi no Dungeon.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Yegolev on April 27, 2015, 08:35:48 AM
Agreed.  The aesthetics are the main reason to get it, I think.  The gameplay didn't grab me, but it sure is fun to look at.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on April 27, 2015, 11:53:10 AM
The controls are horrific. I tried playing again last night.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ginaz on April 29, 2015, 09:12:52 PM
Call of Juarez Gunslinger is on sale again.  I highly recommend it.  Basically, its a 1st person shooter set in the old west where you play a character that is chasing after a bounty while running into famous people from that time like Billy the Kid and Jesse James.  It's pretty short (I finished it in less than 6 hours) but at this price ($3.74 CDN) its well worth it.  Plus its probably the only Ubisoft game without Uplay.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/204450/


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on April 30, 2015, 03:58:00 AM
Sounds like a vastly overlooked (at least by me) game. I am getting it, thanks for the tip.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on May 04, 2015, 11:09:23 PM
So now the ANCIENT x-wing/tie games are up on Steam, May 4th sale...10%? C'mon, man.

I might be willing to attempt to get it working with a controller for a buck or two, but $9 for an out-dated relic? Wow.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on May 05, 2015, 03:39:59 AM
I picked up X- Wing Alliance INSTANTLY. They are so good that I realized it's insane they haven't remade them yet. Especially now that Space "sims" are popular again, I am 99% sure that EA/Disney are cooking up the next version in glorious HD (and sadly ships for sale a la Chris Roberts).

Anyway, fantastic games, and work well on our PCs (they fiddled with the .exe to make it more reliable on todays' computers), but don't forget they don't even start without a joystick/joypad.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Merusk on May 05, 2015, 12:37:26 PM
So now the ANCIENT x-wing/tie games are up on Steam, May 4th sale...10%? C'mon, man.

I might be willing to attempt to get it working with a controller for a buck or two, but $9 for an out-dated relic? Wow.

I'm with Falc, they're still some of the best space flight sims out there. I bought them a few months ago without a discount and my 11 year old son was in heaven. He finally got to fly X-wings and Ties.

Worth the price to get them running again on a Win7 box, IMO.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on May 05, 2015, 12:46:46 PM
Didn't say I didn't want em, or that it's not worth it for the gog-ization.

Just that everything else was like 70% off.

Actually I'm happy because the last thing I need is another awesome game to suck away my time I'm looking at you Just Cause 3


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lucas on May 16, 2015, 07:48:07 PM
Call of Juarez Gunslinger is on sale again.  I highly recommend it.  Basically, its a 1st person shooter set in the old west where you play a character that is chasing after a bounty while running into famous people from that time like Billy the Kid and Jesse James.  It's pretty short (I finished it in less than 6 hours) but at this price ($3.74 CDN) its well worth it.  Plus its probably the only Ubisoft game without Uplay.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/204450/

Do yourself a favour and LISTEN to this good man. I've had it in my wishlist for a long time, and finally I bought it today through Humble Bundle: they're running a Spring Sale, and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is on sale again for € 3.74:
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/callofjuarez_gunslinger_storefront

It's SO funny and engaging although, yes, quite arcade-style (LOL, from time to time, while taking aim and watching enemies come out for cover, it actually reminded me of good ol' "Mad Dog McCree" at the arcades).

I think that, while it lacks of course the weapon variation and scope in general compared to Borderlands, it has nice replayiability because you'll soon realize how too old for this shit you've actually become, but at the same time you'll really want to have more of a "clean sheet" insteading of being shoot zillions of times (stats at the end of the level help on this regard).

Great game.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Speedy Cerviche on May 28, 2015, 02:18:46 PM
Distant Worlds on sale...

http://store.steampowered.com/app/261470/

The Devs had apparently previously been heavily against any discounting and kept the price pretty high, but now are putting it on sale for the 1 year anniversary.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on May 29, 2015, 11:50:07 AM
The Detail is 66% off for a short while, which means about 2 euros.

It's a Finland-made Hard Boiled Police game that works like a Telltale game and a bit of a visual novel and choose your adventure, witl less money but plenty of style and hard topics. Well narrated and engaging. Give 'em 2 money.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/319970/


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: rattran on May 29, 2015, 05:02:46 PM
IGN (http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/05/29/steam-summer-sale-2015-dates-leak) reports the Steam Summer sale starts June 11, runs until the 20th then some encore days.

Probably not accurate, but it should be soon anyway.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lantyssa on May 29, 2015, 09:41:17 PM
Distant Worlds on sale...

http://store.steampowered.com/app/261470/

The Devs had apparently previously been heavily against any discounting and kept the price pretty high, but now are putting it on sale for the 1 year anniversary.
If anyone likes 4X and hasn't gotten this already, I'd say grab it.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: lamaros on May 30, 2015, 06:22:38 PM
IGN (http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/05/29/steam-summer-sale-2015-dates-leak) reports the Steam Summer sale starts June 11, runs until the 20th then some encore days.

Probably not accurate, but it should be soon anyway.

Not sure if it is good or bad that I'm going on holiday on the 11th then..


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lantyssa on May 31, 2015, 08:50:29 AM
Considering the last few sales have been very underwhelming, I'd say it's a non-event.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Nebu on June 18, 2015, 09:25:03 AM
Euro Truck Sim 2 is $4.59.  I may actually buy it... I feel ill.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on June 18, 2015, 12:34:49 PM
Ark has been on sale for 17% the whole time. Why is it a daily deal at 17%? -_-


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on June 18, 2015, 01:21:39 PM
Euro Truck Sim 2 is $4.59.  I may actually buy it... I feel ill.
I really enjoyed it, but it made me long for a VR helmet to check the mirrors and side windows. I prefer to drive with the gamepad, so maybe a keyb/mouse experience would be better with the mouselook.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 18, 2015, 02:43:38 PM
Euro Truck Sim 2 is really relaxing fun. It shouldn't be, but is.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on July 10, 2015, 05:30:48 AM
LISA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-kT5SDifCU), a strange RPG, is 50% off for a few more hours. About 5€. Check it out. I think it's great, mostly because it's sad and depressing.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: eldaec on August 09, 2015, 08:51:22 AM
Invisible Inc is 40% off, has just had more stuff patched in, and is generally a good thing.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Arinon on August 09, 2015, 03:56:55 PM
Picked that up yesterday.  Really enjoying it.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on August 10, 2015, 08:40:47 AM
Played that a lot over the weekend. Great stealth tbs. Good graphics and music, too.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Teleku on August 11, 2015, 04:43:30 PM
So, Steam is doing a "Japanese Indie Games Festival" sale.   :ye_gods:

Summon the rk47!


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on August 11, 2015, 05:03:11 PM
OOOOOO!   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: KallDrexx on September 02, 2015, 09:49:32 AM
Bioshock Infinite for $1 (http://slickdeals.net/f/8078658-greenman-gaming-giveaway-bioshock-infinite-1).

It's a bit convoluted but it does work.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Yegolev on September 02, 2015, 10:02:07 AM
Don't get ripped off.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Pennilenko on September 02, 2015, 10:12:09 AM
Bioshock Infinite for $1 (http://slickdeals.net/f/8078658-greenman-gaming-giveaway-bioshock-infinite-1).

It's a bit convoluted but it does work.
Not worth it.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lucas on September 02, 2015, 10:14:52 AM
Bioshock Infinite for $1 (http://slickdeals.net/f/8078658-greenman-gaming-giveaway-bioshock-infinite-1).

It's a bit convoluted but it does work.

"bit convoluted" to say the least  :grin:

Anyway, I've just completed all the steps and it works. Nothing fishy going on', as far as I can tell.
----------

EDIT: The only thing this whole process will force you to do, is link the "Playfire" service to Steam (if you decide to unlink it, you'll have to mail the Playfire CS, no way around it). AFAIK, beside privacy issues and whatnot, you just can forget about it, it should do no harm.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rendakor on September 02, 2015, 03:52:37 PM
Way too much :effort:, just wait for it to be $4 on Steam or acquire it elsewhere.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on September 02, 2015, 08:26:23 PM
But that's like 3 dollar moar, rich boy.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Yegolev on September 03, 2015, 07:39:09 AM
Still too much.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on September 03, 2015, 08:41:49 AM
My favorite part of Bioshock Infinite was the set piece near the beginning, when a balloon carrying a barbershop quartet floats up and a couple is sitting there watching it.

Because if you stay there, the couple just keeps stupidly grinning out into space and swaying to music that isn't there. It's so absolutely insane and hilarious.

The game is full of this immersion-breaking nonsense even before you talk about the horribly implemented stupid politics (done in a way that also fully breaks any immersion).

That game was so stupid it broke my brain on many levels and I think I'd vote it the worse game ever. Ever.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on September 03, 2015, 02:32:11 PM
I wouldn't say it was the worst ever, it just tried to do something it really didn't need to do, then compounded that with being so fucking pretentious, the plot disappeared up its own ass 3/4 of the through.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on September 03, 2015, 08:56:27 PM
I wouldn't know, I uninstalled it after an hour and watched a movie instead.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on September 04, 2015, 09:20:17 AM
Now I have to look through all the games I've played and see which one was actually my worst game ever.  Since I was warned and didn't buy it, it won't be Bioshock Infinite. 


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on September 04, 2015, 01:53:24 PM
I'd say it dethroned Descent to Undermountain, but that's been clouded by the mists of time. Or misted by the clouds of time. Etc.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on September 05, 2015, 05:38:24 AM
Evolve and Killnng Floor 2 on free trial over the weekend. KF2 seems pretty cool.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ginaz on September 19, 2015, 11:32:58 AM
Hey, Valiant Hearts is on sale for $3.74.  I've heard really good things about it and at that price...wait...Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Uplay...fuck sakes. :mob:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/260230/


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lucas on October 05, 2015, 02:36:59 PM
Yep, now it's the time:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/338060/

 :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Yegolev on October 05, 2015, 02:40:13 PM
Pretty sure my worst game ever will always be E.T. on the 2600.  Not sure how anyone could top that.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Teleku on October 05, 2015, 03:52:39 PM
Oh god dammit, I didn't have my vpn up when I clicked on that god damn link, and now the Russians will think I'm into that crap.  I can only imagine what just went into my file.   :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lucas on October 05, 2015, 04:20:03 PM
Oh god dammit, I didn't have my vpn up when I clicked on that god damn link, and now the Russians will think I'm into that crap.  I can only imagine what just went into my file.   :oh_i_see:

The "forever alone" section of Steam  :grin:

http://www.pcgamer.com/pc-solitaire-games/#page-1


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on October 07, 2015, 02:07:14 AM
I love Mahjong, so I'm pretty upset that this is basically my only option and I'm obviously buying it.

Sigh.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on October 07, 2015, 02:10:54 AM
I love Mahjong, so I'm pretty upset that this is basically my only option and I'm obviously buying it.

Sigh.

And apparently it's garbage that's not worth the $1.50 -_-


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lucas on October 07, 2015, 05:14:50 AM
I love Mahjong, so I'm pretty upset that this is basically my only option and I'm obviously buying it.

Sigh.

And apparently it's garbage that's not worth the $1.50 -_-

I love Mahjong too; have a look at this other one:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/50950/
http://www.bigfishgames.com/games/588/mahjongtowersetern/?pc

Apparently, it's only $2.99 on the website.

It is one of the first games I purchased on Steam: nothing incredibly flashy but pleasant to look at. A few game modes, lots of layouts.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Hutch on October 08, 2015, 02:08:33 PM
Darkest Dungeon is available for $11.99 (USD) until Monday, Oct 12. (http://store.steampowered.com/app/262060)

Please note: this game is still in Early Access.



Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on October 08, 2015, 02:53:53 PM
Finally. Time to get it.

Got it.   :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

And you should too.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: calapine on October 13, 2015, 07:15:33 PM
Uhh..not sure if I am running in open doors here (german saying, dont ask), but just in case:



(https://i.imgur.com/6cFUHt6.png) (http://store.steampowered.com/sale/stealth_sale/)



(picture is a link)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Yegolev on October 13, 2015, 08:13:55 PM
Glad to see the Steam name unchanged for Stealth Bastard: Tactical Espionage Arsehole.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ginaz on October 13, 2015, 08:35:36 PM
Glad to see the Steam name unchanged for Stealth Bastard: Tactical Espionage Arsehole.

If Steam sells a game like Hatred unchanged, I doubt they'd get upset about the title of a silly indie game.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Kail on October 13, 2015, 10:30:14 PM
Glad to see the Steam name unchanged for Stealth Bastard: Tactical Espionage Arsehole.

If Steam sells a game like Hatred unchanged, I doubt they'd get upset about the title of a silly indie game.

Steam's censorship policy is weird.  Naming your game "Stealth Bastard" is fine, but you get the censor stick if you say the title of the game in the it's own forums.

Re: the sale, some really great stuff there.  Anyone have any experience with Clandestine?  It sounds like a neat concept, one player is sneaking around the game and the other is the "support" player who provides intel on things like enemy locations, like Metal Gear Solid where you can play as Colonel Campbell or something... but it's in Early Access so not sure how functional it is.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on October 13, 2015, 10:42:22 PM
So many of those games in the library already  :why_so_serious:

Jumped on Betrayer, I just like the vibe and setting of it and it hit the magic price threshold.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on October 21, 2015, 08:49:31 AM
Anyone try Rebel Galaxy yet? Sounds intriguing.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Hoax on October 21, 2015, 06:14:19 PM
Anyone try Rebel Galaxy yet? Sounds intriguing.

You can either handle 2d/flat space or you can't. It has a hype train though and you can def find some streams of it on Twitch.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: MisterNoisy on October 21, 2015, 07:22:09 PM
Anyone try Rebel Galaxy yet? Sounds intriguing.

Heh.  Just posted about it in the 'is this game worth buying' thread.  If you can deal with the 2D space travel, it's a fun little trade and shoot very much in the spirit of the Elite games.  Great soundtrack and it's very gamepad friendly.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: apocrypha on October 27, 2015, 07:01:13 AM
There's some discounts on Steam Wallet top-up cards here (http://www.cdkeys.com/top-up-cards/steam). The best deal is £20 for £18.75 - might be UK only, not sure. I bought 2 so I can confirm they work fine.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: satael on October 27, 2015, 07:27:20 AM
Anyone try Rebel Galaxy yet? Sounds intriguing.

Heh.  Just posted about it in the 'is this game worth buying' thread.  If you can deal with the 2D space travel, it's a fun little trade and shoot very much in the spirit of the Elite games.  Great soundtrack and it's very gamepad friendly.
It's not very deep but it kept me entertained for the duration of the main storyline which amounted to a total of almost 20 hours of playtime so not a bad deal for the price.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Shannow on November 19, 2015, 09:09:58 PM
Space Engineers and Medieval Engineers both half off at 9.99


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Hoax on November 29, 2015, 12:09:27 PM
Picked up nether, tesla effect and most excitingly MASSIVE chalice. The deals were ok and I came pretty close to nabbing fall of the samurai and it's dlc and prob should have


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Kail on November 29, 2015, 10:52:35 PM
Did we not have a holiday 2015 thread somewhere, or did I hallucinate that?  I can't find it...


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Flood on November 30, 2015, 12:21:53 AM
Did we not have a holiday 2015 thread somewhere, or did I hallucinate that?  I can't find it...


Thought the exact same thing - I think it got deleted.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Wasted on November 30, 2015, 09:48:50 AM
Its not even in the den so I guess someone didn't shit it up but rather someone clicked the wrong button by mistake?

Anyways got endless legend for when I finally get sick of fallout, but other than that nothing interests me at the moment that doesn't involve me hoarding every piece of junk in the wasteland and decapitating raiders with my serrated sword.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Trippy on November 30, 2015, 10:11:41 AM
Huh, weird.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Mithas on November 30, 2015, 10:24:41 AM
Got this in my email:

Quote
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A topic you are watching has been removed by Trippy.

Regards,
The f13.net Team.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Trippy on November 30, 2015, 10:34:55 AM
 :headscratch:

I wonder what I was trying to do.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: luckton on November 30, 2015, 02:30:39 PM
Not like the sale was anything to write home about really...they did away with the flash sales and such thanks to the new refund policy. Whatever was for sale at the start is what it was going to be until the end.

Still, new players enter the PC market every year. It's nice to have sales like these to keep things going, reminisce about days gone by, and maybe pickup a triple A title that we missed from a year or two ago.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on January 23, 2016, 05:33:42 AM
Metal Gear 5 for half price? Awesome.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Jimbo on January 29, 2016, 12:01:46 PM
2K weekend sale, wow, lots of titles I want to get...but I'm in the limited time bunch...money it okay, time sucks. Also Sunless Sea looks pretty fun or at least interesting to try out. I'll probably complete my Borderlands collection and get Borderlands The Pre-Sequel with the season pass since I don't have it. Sid Meier's Pirates is cheap too, along with a bunch of his other games.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on February 05, 2016, 02:37:05 PM
huh CNY sale


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on February 05, 2016, 02:45:21 PM
and nothing i care about

still.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Yegolev on February 05, 2016, 03:45:30 PM
What is that, Canadian New Year?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Trippy on February 05, 2016, 04:02:44 PM
Chinese New Year. Super Bowl Sunday is Chinese New Year's Eve this year.



Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on February 05, 2016, 04:14:00 PM
I bought Concrete Jungle and Forsaken Isle. They are ok. Forsaken Isle is... interesting.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: apocrypha on February 06, 2016, 12:52:16 AM
What is that, Canadian New Year?

 :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Severian on February 16, 2016, 07:14:37 PM
Jet Set Radio and Golden Axe (and Hell Yeah!) are free on Steam right now, just go to the page of any one of those, pick the free option, click "install game" and it will add them all to your account at once. This is part of the current 'Make War Not Love 3" promotion. You'll find Golden Axe in your library under "SEGA Genesis & Mega Drive Classics."

I think Streets of Rage II will get the same treatment in 40 hours or so.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ragnoros on March 18, 2016, 11:48:47 AM
Borderlands is 80% off for the weekend. Noteworthy because the generic $19.95 pack with all three games actually gets prorated by the games you own. Thus I got the pre-sequal for $4.80 vs the $15.99 they were asking for a standalone copy. If other publishers would let you prorate bundles I would be far more inclined to give them my money.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Merusk on March 18, 2016, 12:58:29 PM
YEah I saw that. I never got into Borderlands in the first place so I'm going to give the original a go this weekend and decide if I can lose the $5.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rendakor on March 18, 2016, 01:28:27 PM
I would honestly suggest just starting with 2; the first one is decent but 2 is a leaps and bounds improvement.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: KallDrexx on March 18, 2016, 04:34:53 PM
Borderlands is 80% off for the weekend. Noteworthy because the generic $19.95 pack with all three games actually gets prorated by the games you own. Thus I got the pre-sequal for $4.80 vs the $15.99 they were asking for a standalone copy. If other publishers would let you prorate bundles I would be far more inclined to give them my money.

Thanks for the tip, that's quite a tempting price to pick that one up.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: lamaros on March 24, 2016, 09:57:48 PM
I don't have any of these ubisoft games, any worth it?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on March 24, 2016, 10:01:38 PM
Not if it says Ubisoft.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Kail on March 24, 2016, 10:54:47 PM
I don't have any of these ubisoft games, any worth it?

I suppose it depends.  I mean, if you've never played Assassin's Creed or Far Cry before, then I assume you have some reason, they're not exactly obscure.  I personally find most of Ubisoft's catalog pretty fun if you get the "all the DLC included" edition a year after all the launch day horrors have been patched out.  So just about everything save AC: Syndicate, Far Cry: Primal, and maybe R6: Siege and Far Cry 4 depending on where your "meh, why not" bar is set.

Is there something specific you're wondering about?  There's like a hundred games listed, kind of hard to give opinions on all of them.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Mithas on March 25, 2016, 07:55:00 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed Far Cry 4. If you waited until the summer sale I'm sure it would be cheaper than $20 though.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on March 25, 2016, 09:11:04 AM
I wanted to like Far Cry 3 and mechanically I like it ok, but someone stuck their MMOG dick in my FPS and shit the whole thing up with gated content, crafting and shitty fetch/hunt quests.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on May 28, 2016, 03:31:35 AM
Warhammer Vermintide is 40% off until Sunday night, but more importantly it's free to play (free to try) for the same time.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ragnoros on June 02, 2016, 04:59:29 PM
The Steam Controller is 30% off currently. No idea if it's worth buying.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Hutch on September 01, 2016, 12:43:54 PM
Paradox Publisher Sale this weekend. (http://store.steampowered.com/sale/paradox_weekend/)

Stellaris is 20% off, but they have many older titles with 60% or 75% discounts.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Zetor on December 16, 2016, 02:42:10 PM
So apparently Steam is doing its own Humble Bundles nowadays...

Right now you can buy a shitton of classic Sierra games 91% off (http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/2249/) for like $20, less if you already own some of them. This has all the King's / Police / Space Quests and Quest for Glory series, Arcanum, Krondor series (though I don't know if the sequels are worth playing), Phantasmagoria, a bunch of strategy games like Caesar etc and some new shit I don't recognize (there's a new King's Quest, and it's episodic? wut?). Probably a good deal for de-disking, esp. if you don't own the games on GOG already.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on December 18, 2016, 05:11:43 PM
Steam has been bundles for like 5-10 years I believe.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on January 22, 2017, 03:51:45 PM
Oxenfree is $5 if you missed it during the winter sale.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rasix on February 01, 2017, 01:41:20 PM
Has played Armello and have an opinion on it? Just asking since it's on sale.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: MahrinSkel on March 03, 2017, 04:57:14 PM
75% off Fable Legacy (http://store.steampowered.com/app/288470/?snr=1_620_4_1400_46) ($8.74) until 10am PST March 5th.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ironwood on March 03, 2017, 05:08:41 PM
Is it any good ?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: MahrinSkel on March 03, 2017, 06:17:45 PM
Is it any good ?

Haven't had a chance to play it yet. I liked the original, and this is supposed to be an HD remastering with some added content, so I am going to give it a shot.

--Dave (I got in trouble for showing my stepsons that you could behead someone, then punt the heads)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Kail on March 03, 2017, 09:06:27 PM
From what I understand, it's basically Fable: The Lost Chapters (meaning, the original Fable with some bonus maps and stuff) with HD models and textures and some purchaseable DLC armor and stuff.  Also, unlike Anniversary, I think TLC doesn't have controller support for some baffling reason.  On the down side, Anniversary is like $35 normally to TLC's $10 (though it's on sale now so they cost basically the same at the moment), it's somewhat glitchy (and unlikely to ever be patched) and I've heard a lot of complaining that the "upgraded" graphics make the game look worse.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Shannow on May 05, 2017, 09:00:58 AM
I bought Star Wars Battlefront 2 for 2.49..:P~~


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Druzil on May 05, 2017, 09:18:22 AM
I bought Star Wars Battlefront 2 for 2.49..:P~~

It's not as pretty as the new one, but it's a way better game.  The single player campaign is actually pretty fun as well.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Shannow on May 05, 2017, 09:31:18 AM
Oh I played the heck out of it but lost the cd's years ago. I have some hopes for the new one, but probably won't be as good. Galactic War mode was the shit. Nothing like it being 20 to 1 at the end but you've just gotten the Jedi upgrade...


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Severian on May 22, 2017, 11:40:19 PM
Starpoint Gemini 2 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/236150/) is free until May 24th at 10AM Pacific Time. Also the Origins DLC.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sir T on May 23, 2017, 10:38:15 AM
The first Gemini game was decent. Yoink.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Severian on June 06, 2017, 06:39:42 PM
Outland (http://store.steampowered.com/app/305050/) is free until until June 8th at 10AM Pacific Time.
It appears to be a platformer with conventional gameplay, nice graphics, and an optional co-op mode.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSJ4vL5GhlE&t=11s




Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Severian on June 08, 2017, 09:52:59 PM
PAYDAY 2 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/218620/) is now available to add to your account for free on Steam, good for 5 million users who add it through this offer. Once added it is permanent.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on June 09, 2017, 08:38:39 AM
5 million people will add it and not play it, nice.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ironwood on June 09, 2017, 09:31:06 AM
Is it rubbish then ?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Severian on June 09, 2017, 12:08:05 PM
I haven't played it myself but it is supposed to be fun as co-op multiplayer, with friends who can enjoy a frantic FPS which requires teamwork.

Single player is not good. So I will likely be one of those 5M who does not play it.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Zetleft on June 09, 2017, 04:20:43 PM
I used to play it with randoms all the time and usually found good groups with people that actually used their mics, but I haven't played in ages it might be populated by asshats now.  I'll probably have to reinstall and give it a go.  Pretty fun game with multiple paths you can take to each map.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: MrHat on July 10, 2017, 11:43:43 AM
So, I didn't know where to post this.

If you buy PLAYERUNKNOWN's Battlegrounds (fuck that name, but the game is awesome) and you have Amazon prime.  You can use your Amazon prime to get Twitch Prime.  Then on Twitch you get free cosmetic loot for PUBG.

Here's the kicker, the loot comes in a loot box you can open in game. But if you don't open it, here's the current price to sell it on Steam Market:

https://steamcommunity.com/market/listings/578080/TWITCH%20PRIME%20SET

(http://i.imgur.com/8YNT05y.png)

Don't be me, I opened mine and the contents are only worth $10.  Still.


EDIT: I don't see an option to do this on Twitch anymore, maybe it's over :(


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on July 10, 2017, 12:25:20 PM
too late for the vast majority of us i'm sure


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Shannow on July 10, 2017, 09:05:07 PM
It says an overwatch box now?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on July 29, 2017, 02:52:46 PM
Titan Quest Anniversary Edition is on sale for $3.99.  I liked it.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Krushchev on July 31, 2017, 02:51:39 AM
Titan Quest Anniversary Edition is on sale for $3.99.  I liked it.
Neat. Just noticed it in my library since I owned the original


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lucas on August 15, 2017, 09:56:42 AM
If you were on the fence about purchasing it and/or, at long last, you decided to enter the rabbit hole, for the next 48 hours Football Manager 2017 is 80% off on Steam (this was done in light of the release date announcement for FM18, which will come out on Nov. 10th).


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 15, 2017, 10:03:21 AM
If you have any interest in football (soccer) from a management perspective, the FM series is just brilliant.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Nebu on August 15, 2017, 01:39:55 PM
If you were on the fence about purchasing it and/or, at long last, you decided to enter the rabbit hole, for the next 48 hours Football Manager 2017 is 80% off on Steam (this was done in light of the release date announcement for FM18, which will come out on Nov. 10th).

I have FM 16 and have heard that FM 17 isn't much of an upgrade.  Any opinions on this? (Haemish as well)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Lucas on August 15, 2017, 03:21:51 PM
If you were on the fence about purchasing it and/or, at long last, you decided to enter the rabbit hole, for the next 48 hours Football Manager 2017 is 80% off on Steam (this was done in light of the release date announcement for FM18, which will come out on Nov. 10th).

I have FM 16 and have heard that FM 17 isn't much of an upgrade.  Any opinions on this? (Haemish as well)

Well, if you only take into consideration their publishing policy (or rather, Sega's), each year is basically a "data disk", to use an ancient terminology :P

Let's say that, IMO, as far as the "polish factor" goes (as well as the match engine fidelity), FM17 is probably the best game of the '15-'17 triennium. Unfortunately, but that's just a personal issue, I can't devote as much time to it as I did 'til a few years ago, so I'm slowly shifting toward the "Touch" version, which is definitely more streamlined and quick (while retaining all the pros of the normal game).



Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on August 15, 2017, 03:30:25 PM
The 3d engine in 17 is a bit better looking, and there seem to be a few more options but really - it's a data disk. I'm the sucker that's bought every version of the game since 2011 and usually end up putting about 50-100 hours into each season but if you are looking for major, noticeable improvements, I can't say that 17 feels a whole lot different from 16.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Nebu on August 15, 2017, 08:11:55 PM
I prefer to play with imaginary players, so the seasonal data has no value to me.  I guess I'll wait to see what 2018 brings for FM.  Thanks all.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Severian on September 21, 2017, 11:55:17 PM
Outlast Deluxe Edition is free on Humble Bundle for the next 36 hours. 
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/outlast-deluxe 

If you want that on Steam you'll have until October 7th, 2017 at 10:00 AM Pacific to redeem the keys, after that they disappear.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Father mike on September 30, 2017, 02:13:27 AM
In case you lost your CDs, Fallout 1 is free on Steam, until midnight Sept 30.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/38400/Fallout_A_Post_Nuclear_Role_Playing_Game/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/38400/Fallout_A_Post_Nuclear_Role_Playing_Game/)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ginaz on October 02, 2017, 01:51:47 AM
I don't think this is a temporary deal, but Sang-Froid Tales of Werewolves is now free.  It's a fun tower defence/strategy game where you have to defend your home against werewolves and other mythical creatures.  I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys this type of game...except for Lamaros because he hates everything. :awesome_for_real:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/227220/SangFroid__Tales_of_Werewolves/


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Severian on October 19, 2017, 08:55:44 PM
CIV III is free in the Humble Store for the next umm... 39 hours or so. The countdown shows on the main page, but here's the direct link: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/sid-meiers-civilization-iii-complete


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Father mike on October 27, 2017, 06:27:07 PM
Soooooo ... the Halloween sale is going on.  It's so lackluster, I didn't even want to start a new thread for it. 

The trend of insane 75-90% off deals being replaced by 20-30% discounts continues.  Most of the stuff that was interesting enough to fall in the "maybe during a sale" category -- it isn't even discounted.

The Autumn Sale is Nov 22-30, so maybe all the publishers are waiting for that ?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Baldrake on October 30, 2017, 07:59:20 AM
No Man's Sky is 60% off. I know people were underwhelmed at launch, but is it worth giving it a crack now?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Mithas on October 30, 2017, 10:00:35 AM
No Man's Sky is 60% off. I know people were underwhelmed at launch, but is it worth giving it a crack now?

It's much better than it was at launch. They have base building, added a storyline of some kind, and added a few other improvements like being able to call your ship to you. That said, for me there was nothing to make me stick with it. I think I have 12 hours into it or so and I don't really see a need to go back. Maybe the story is good but I never tried.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Baldrake on October 31, 2017, 12:23:57 PM
Thanks, Mithas! 12 hours gameplay might be enough ti name it worthwhile.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Xanthippe on November 02, 2017, 09:56:45 AM
No Man's Sky is no longer on sale, but Osiris: New Dawn is, for 9.99. It's an early access game.

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After crash-landing on a distant planet, build a colony with your friends, battle others and explore the system prospecting for immeasurable riches. Discover and fight indigenous alien creatures or search for lost human expeditions as you survive the far reaches of space.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Father mike on November 02, 2017, 10:45:24 AM
There are several of these floating around.  StarMade, Empyrion, Planet Explorers, and a few more.  All of them have some promise and all are VERY alpha/early access.

Planet Explorers is probably the closest to a real game.  It's pretty stable, has working multiplayer, has a (very weak) story mode.  Has a lot of cool crafting features, but the building and crafting UIs are actively user-hostile.  It "released" a few months ago, and the development team moved on to a 3D version of Stardew Valley (My Time at Portia)

Empyrion could be very decent, if the dev team doesn't get bored and quit.  Haven't gotten too deep into it yet.  It seems that after mining resources and building a base, you raid very tough artifact bunkers for further tech upgrades.

StarMade has a free demo, and appears to be a "build a ship and mine stuff" game more that a "scifi minecraft" game.  Haven't put any time into it.

StarForge is garbage and was abandoned years ago by its dev.  It is notable only for being one of the first early access games to be abandoned without a majority of the promised features.



Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Severian on November 20, 2017, 07:20:58 PM
Brütal Legend free from the Humble Store (Steam key)
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/brutal-legend

Free for 1 day, 16 hours after this post.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Tale on November 20, 2017, 10:20:03 PM
No Man's Sky is 60% off. I know people were underwhelmed at launch, but is it worth giving it a crack now?

Elite: Dangerous is also 47% off at Humble (https://www.humblebundle.com/store/elite-dangerous-commander-deluxe-edition?hmb_source=search_bar) if you want to explore the galaxy.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: MrHat on November 21, 2017, 06:27:00 PM
No Man's Sky is 60% off. I know people were underwhelmed at launch, but is it worth giving it a crack now?

Elite: Dangerous is also 47% off at Humble (https://www.humblebundle.com/store/elite-dangerous-commander-deluxe-edition?hmb_source=search_bar) if you want to explore the galaxy.

Christ that's tempting for anyone with a VR set.  I think finally arriving at a star and looking out the cockpit at it in E:D VR is one of my top ten gaming moments.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Baldrake on November 22, 2017, 08:47:39 AM
No Man's Sky is 60% off. I know people were underwhelmed at launch, but is it worth giving it a crack now?

Elite: Dangerous is also 47% off at Humble (https://www.humblebundle.com/store/elite-dangerous-commander-deluxe-edition?hmb_source=search_bar) if you want to explore the galaxy.
Already have a couple hundred hours in E:D. :grin:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on November 22, 2017, 09:10:45 PM
So that Steam Link thingamahoppybob is on sale for $5.  Is it worth it if the shipping is more than another fiver?  This is dodgy, isn't it?  I'm going to think up some crazy ass conspiracy theory about it.

(crazy ass is two words, right?)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on November 22, 2017, 10:40:56 PM
I'd go with hyphenation.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ard on November 22, 2017, 11:57:41 PM
So that Steam Link thingamahoppybob is on sale for $5.  Is it worth it if the shipping is more than another fiver?  This is dodgy, isn't it?  I'm going to think up some crazy ass conspiracy theory about it.

(crazy ass is two words, right?)

From what I remember reading from the last time they did this, they're dumping stock because they're switching over to an app instead of physical hardware.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on November 23, 2017, 12:21:12 AM
No Man's Sky is 60% off. I know people were underwhelmed at launch, but is it worth giving it a crack now?

Elite: Dangerous is also 47% off at Humble (https://www.humblebundle.com/store/elite-dangerous-commander-deluxe-edition?hmb_source=search_bar) if you want to explore the galaxy.

Christ that's tempting for anyone with a VR set.  I think finally arriving at a star and looking out the cockpit at it in E:D VR is one of my top ten gaming moments.

Same.  Just settling into orbit for a bit, you can almost feel the heat coming off the thing.  Then speed up and break out of orbit, look back over your shoulder through the cockpit and watch it shrink as you engage your ftl drive....damn.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Severian on November 23, 2017, 12:27:07 AM
The Steam Autumn Sale has arrived for another installment of enthusiasmlessness. Through Nov. 28.

You can also nominate games for Steam Awards.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on November 23, 2017, 12:34:50 AM
Basically all Steam sales are for me now is the time I snag Rocksmith tunes that have been sitting on my wishlist until they go on sale. I got some great (personalized to account, sorry) vouchers from GMG and went through the list and own everything I'd be interested in playing, so ehhh.

Into Chapter 3 of Elex with RDR on deck, Madden franchise mode and new Rocksmith tunes...if I do run out of gaming this winter, I'll just take another hit of minecraft...


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Baldrake on November 23, 2017, 12:16:34 PM
Sale time is when I prune my wishlist. If I won't buy a game even on sale, it needs to get deleted.

This time, I'm looking hard at Subnautica, No Man's Sky (again!) and Civ VI.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Father mike on November 23, 2017, 03:24:40 PM
Anyone know why 1/2 the titles i have installed did a 512 byte update today?  Something to do with the sale? 


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ginaz on November 23, 2017, 06:32:38 PM
FYI, Sanctum 2 is free for a limited time at the Humble Bundle store.  Most of the games they've given away for free have a time limit on the keys so as soon as you get it, add the game to your Steam library asap.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ginaz on November 24, 2017, 07:57:11 PM
Thinking of getting No Man's Sky now that it's on sale.  Is it much better than it was at release and is it worth the roughly $25 sale price?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Soln on November 24, 2017, 10:08:16 PM
It is better now.  Bases with NPCs and vehicles and a string of quests really helped.  But when they ran out I stopped. 


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Xanthippe on November 29, 2017, 08:50:36 AM
Do the quests that one gets at a space station run out? I was hoping to be able to use them for gaining rep with the factions.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on November 29, 2017, 10:01:00 AM
A-hem.  I got one of those Steam Links for a fiver just to see if it'll work on the big tv for my sister.  It came the day before yesterday.  Then another one came yesterday.  Today I wait with bated breath.  Maybe I'll open my very own Steam Link Shop on Etsy.   


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on November 30, 2017, 03:30:32 PM
I let them know and they sent me an email that they don't want it back.  That's not a very reassuring testament to it's usefulness.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ginaz on December 01, 2017, 11:36:08 AM
You can get The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for free now at Humble Bundle.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/the-bureau-xcom-declassified


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Tale on December 01, 2017, 01:26:51 PM
I let them know and they sent me an email that they don't want it back.  That's not a very reassuring testament to it's usefulness.

Ha. Everyone who has one seems to like it though.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on December 04, 2017, 08:53:55 AM
Hm, I wonder if it would work with my tv...could send games into my studio, where I have a second tv set up. Should've thought of that while they were on sale!


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ginaz on December 15, 2017, 11:33:22 AM
Free copy of Company of Heroes 2 available now at Humble Bundle.
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/company-of-heroes-2


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on January 24, 2018, 01:25:15 PM
Darkwood is on sale for a tenner.  Everyone is raving about the atmosphere and some say they can only play for short times because they're pussies it's so scary.  What a bunch of pussies girly girls emotionally sensitive people!  Anyway, have you tried it yet, Schildy?  I respect your opinion and judgement when it comes to horror games and films.   


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on January 24, 2018, 05:32:13 PM
0% scary - good though.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on January 24, 2018, 06:36:55 PM
Yeah, I was wondering how a top down could create a scary atmosphere.  If it's good and cheap, well, that's okay, too.  Thanks.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ironwood on February 03, 2018, 06:28:45 AM
Monthly Humble Sub will give you Dark Souls III and a DLC for same.

Considering I wanted this and the price is still full, I consider this a rather good thing.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ginaz on February 03, 2018, 01:19:10 PM
Monthly Humble Sub will give you Dark Souls III and a DLC for same.

Considering I wanted this and the price is still full, I consider this a rather good thing.

The Humble Monthly is a pretty good deal IMO.  You get some good AAA games like Dark Souls 3 and Civ 6 (last month) plus an extra 10% off in addition to the 5% in store credit whenever you buy games in their store.  If you make a few purchases with them, it adds up.  I was recently able to get the Tomb Kings DLC for Total Warhammer for like $5.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rendakor on April 06, 2018, 10:55:36 AM
Crusader Kings II is currently free on Steam, claimable until 4/9.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/203770/Crusader_Kings_II/


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Raguel on April 06, 2018, 08:08:54 PM
I really wish the CK dlc's were 75+% off, although I really only want way of life and maybe the republic.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rasix on April 24, 2018, 09:03:03 PM
Steam is now spamming Facebook with old sales. It’s confusing and amusing at the same time.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cadaverine on May 10, 2018, 12:57:36 PM
The Flame in the Flood is free for the next  47 hours in the Humble Bundle store, if you're so inclined.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/the-flame-in-the-flood (https://www.humblebundle.com/store/the-flame-in-the-flood)

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Summary

A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators.

From the Art Director of BioShock and a team of veterans of the BioShock, Halo, Guitar Hero and Rock Band series comes The Flame in the Flood.

Travel by foot and by raft down a procedurally-generated river as you scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife, and stay ahead of the coming rains.

Features an original full length soundtrack by acclaimed Alt-Country rocker Chuck Ragan featuring The Camaraderie, The Fearless Kin and other special guests.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Baldrake on May 23, 2018, 09:50:18 AM
Just ran into this site: When is the next Steam sale (https://www.whenisthenextsteamsale.com). Doing these big sales at some point has to hurt Steam. Unless you absolutely have to have a new release, why would you ever not wait for the sale?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Gimfain on May 23, 2018, 10:50:01 AM
Just ran into this site: When is the next Steam sale (https://www.whenisthenextsteamsale.com). Doing these big sales at some point has to hurt Steam. Unless you absolutely have to have a new release, why would you ever not wait for the sale?
Steam sales are nothing like they used to be, its a gradual decline in costs instead of dropping down to 75% sale within a year.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on May 23, 2018, 11:33:00 AM
Yup, I barely play anything I get on Steam sales other than Rocksmith DLC, so I'm pretty much over it. Instead of buying dozens of things I don't play, I'm back to buying a couple titles a year at release. I get way more bang for my buck that way.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on May 23, 2018, 10:19:12 PM
They suck now.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on June 21, 2018, 03:46:11 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/oS0fXN0.jpg)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Tale on June 21, 2018, 04:05:54 PM
Right now, Shadowrun Returns Deluxe is free on Humble (the Steam key). (https://www.humblebundle.com/store/shadowrun-returns-deluxe)


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on June 22, 2018, 01:51:40 PM
I actually bought some crap this time. Beyond the usual smattering of Rocksmith stuff, I picked up a couple Far Crys because I enjoyed 5 quite a bit ("story" notwithstanding). Also a couple I had my eye on, Tell Tale Batman and the new Hitman, both after playing demos last night. Oddly, Hitman was cheaper as a bundle with Absolution.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rendakor on June 22, 2018, 01:53:54 PM
I love that Steam Sales are so shit they don't even warrant their own threads anymore.

I do not love that the Steam forum survived The Purge 2018 but Minecraft did not.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on June 22, 2018, 02:01:41 PM
steam is the biggest gaming platform on the planet (so, basically the known universe)

minecraft is digital legos

it's not about liking something

to wit - steam sales used to be amazing because we didn't own every game from the last 15 years, eventually we got to the point where we DID own every game because of deep discounts, so now we only look at one to two years (at most) of releases, and the last few years of gaming have been tired nonsense


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 22, 2018, 02:21:59 PM
Also, Steam is full to fuck of survival crafting sandbox games of all variety in all stages of early access. Also, killing the super discount flash sales made Steam sales boring and predictable.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: MisterNoisy on June 27, 2018, 06:07:36 PM
Apparently the original Lumines has popped up as Lumines Remastered.  I am very happy about this.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on June 27, 2018, 06:24:43 PM
Kid was asking for ARK. Noticed that it had the most hours played among my friends, so bought everything that was on sale. Does anyone still play it? I haven't bothered yet.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: MisterNoisy on June 27, 2018, 07:49:55 PM
Kid was asking for ARK. Noticed that it had the most hours played among my friends, so bought everything that was on sale. Does anyone still play it? I haven't bothered yet.

A buddy of mine was playing it on XBox and lost his shit when they collapsed a bunch of servers and basically deleted all of his progress in the process.  I tried to warn him because early access, but yeah.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on June 27, 2018, 07:59:41 PM
The original Lumines is the best puzzle game since Tetris first released, though Grandmaster is the best iterations of Tetris.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on June 27, 2018, 09:09:35 PM
Kid was asking for ARK. Noticed that it had the most hours played among my friends, so bought everything that was on sale. Does anyone still play it? I haven't bothered yet.
I've had a lot of people suggesting it because I like stuff like 7 Days to Die, but watching some youtube plays I'm not sure. Took it off the wishlist after this past round of purchases, along with a couple others like The Forest.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rendakor on June 27, 2018, 09:48:50 PM
Kid was asking for ARK. Noticed that it had the most hours played among my friends, so bought everything that was on sale. Does anyone still play it? I haven't bothered yet.
I tried to get into it but just couldn't. Too dickpunchy to play solo by default, too many sliders to try to get decent solo balance right. And fuck playing with internet randos.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on July 15, 2018, 01:36:18 PM
Slay the Spire is on a 37% discount.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on August 08, 2018, 12:13:44 PM
So a friend gifted me $30 and I bought No Man's Sky with it.  I tried for two days to get it to launch with no luck.  I refunded it and now I got me some $30!  :yahoo: But it's on Steam so I'm limited.  I was thinking of getting Project Gorgon.  It seems to be Skyrim but in an MMO.  It has great reviews so far.  It's very retro looking which I don't really mind.  There is basically no real Pvp, though, and eventually you can solo everything including dungeons.  It LOOKS fun but I thought I would check to see if anyone has played it and if they reccommend it.  I really can't afford to buy expensive games that I'm not going to play, even if it's someone else's money.  ;p

Actually, I just watched a short video on this game and it appears to be Asheron's Call with all the mod cons!  Not a totally bad thing.  Maybe.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on August 09, 2018, 09:55:04 AM
Maybe no one has tried this game.  Maybe I'll be the first.   :ye_gods:  I hate being the first.  I'm much more comfortable with last.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ironwood on August 09, 2018, 09:59:25 AM
Alas, no advice.  Let us know how it goes.  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on August 09, 2018, 11:10:48 AM
http://bfy.tw/JL7G

 :drillf:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on August 09, 2018, 06:48:41 PM
I rolled my eyes so hard at you, Sky, that I broke my eyeballs.  Now they just hang there.   :uhrr:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Tale on August 09, 2018, 07:29:19 PM
So a friend gifted me $30 and I bought No Man's Sky with it.  I tried for two days to get it to launch with no luck.  I refunded it and now I got me some $30!  :yahoo: But it's on Steam so I'm limited.  I was thinking of getting Project Gorgon.  It seems to be Skyrim but in an MMO.  It has great reviews so far.  It's very retro looking which I don't really mind.  There is basically no real Pvp, though, and eventually you can solo everything including dungeons.  It LOOKS fun but I thought I would check to see if anyone has played it and if they reccommend it.  I really can't afford to buy expensive games that I'm not going to play, even if it's someone else's money.  ;p

Actually, I just watched a short video on this game and it appears to be Asheron's Call with all the mod cons!  Not a totally bad thing.  Maybe.

People love Project Gorgon.

Husband-and-wife dev team. She worked on Asheron’s Call 1, Asheron’s Call: Throne of Destiny, EverQuest II, and EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer. He worked on Asheron’s Call 1 and 2, and Star Trek Online.

One of my Aussie guildmates has played the hell out of it. He kept updating us from his early days to becoming a high level player. Here are his tips, which he warns may be spoilers to some:




Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on August 09, 2018, 09:23:47 PM
I did get the game and I like it so far.  It's easy to get distracted so I'm still in the tutorial area.  I haven't decided on what I want to be so I've just been punching things to death.  It works!  I love punching.  Anyway, I'll be skipping along punching stuff and suddenly it tells me I can skin stuff... or do autopsies... all sorts of things just kind of happen.  You can even level up dying... which I'm getting be awfully good at.  Thanks for the info and the spoilers, Tale.  I might need them eventually.  Like tomorrow.  :p  I was wary because it's in early access but I'm glad (so far) that I got it.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ginaz on August 09, 2018, 10:15:57 PM
I did get the game and I like it so far.  It's easy to get distracted so I'm still in the tutorial area.  I haven't decided on what I want to be so I've just been punching things to death.  It works!  I love punching.  Anyway, I'll be skipping along punching stuff and suddenly it tells me I can skin stuff... or do autopsies... all sorts of things just kind of happen.  You can even level up dying... which I'm getting be awfully good at.  Thanks for the info and the spoilers, Tale.  I might need them eventually.  Like tomorrow.  :p  I was wary because it's in early access but I'm glad (so far) that I got it.

You can also eventually play as a cow.  Oh, and watch out for the first boss on the starter island, Big Head or something.  He can curse you with a permanently large head that leaves you unable to wear helmets.  The only way to remove the curse is by defeating him.  You will definitely know when you're close to him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8TNbKDYBTE


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Signe on August 10, 2018, 12:06:29 PM

Oh, and watch out for the first boss on the starter island, Big Head or something.  He can curse you with a permanently large head that leaves you unable to wear helmets.  The only way to remove the curse is by defeating him.  You will definitely know when you're close to him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8TNbKDYBTE

I wish you had told me that earlier.   :ye_gods:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on August 10, 2018, 01:18:40 PM
I rolled my eyes so hard at you, Sky, that I broke my eyeballs.  Now they just hang there.   :uhrr:
I was going to post some smarmy gif but it's not a good idea to google dangling eyeballs.

So I guess we're even?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Trippy on August 23, 2018, 02:16:16 PM
50 games for $50 charity bundle:

https://www.greenmangaming.com/games/gamesaid-charity-bundle-pc/


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on August 23, 2018, 04:34:39 PM
hey indigo prophecy got remastered


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Ginaz on August 30, 2018, 02:34:49 PM
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is free right now on Humble Bundle.  It's actually a pretty good 3rd person shooter with combat that feels very "weighty".

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/warhammer-40000-space-marine


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Trippy on November 21, 2018, 04:22:57 PM
It has begun. Ends 11/27 at 10 AM Pacific.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on November 23, 2018, 04:59:52 AM
Surprisingly, there are a number of VR games on my shortlist that have deeeeeep discounts, so I picked up a few.  Helps that I had 60 euro in my wallet.  Picked up Endless Space, which some compare to a dogfighting FTL rogue-like...controls will need some tweaking.  Doom VFR for half price or something.  Aaaaaaand Dirt Rally.  This is technically an Oculus game only for VR, but Revive is a thing, and it works perfectly.  80% off?  Hell yeah, finally.  And it is fucking glorious, even just playing on an xbox controller.  They nailed the VR on this one.  A Must Buy if you have any kind of VR headset, was something like 6 or 7 euro.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on November 29, 2018, 07:11:08 AM
And just because I mentioned it here....Doom VFR, while pretty okay and quite nice looking...it just made me realize that Doom BFG VR is a thing which is actually probably quite a bit better and I haven't finished it, so that got re-installed and I am playing that instead.  Not sure if that means I will refund VFR.

Everspace (not Endless Space, oops) might be a bit poorly optimized graphically for VR, and hence a bit barfy.  My stomach is pretty strong at this point, but still.  Probably a refund, not sure.

Dirt Rally is, as hinted at above, fucking awesome.  Fairly intense, but good to pop in and pop back out again.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on November 29, 2018, 11:18:20 AM
Burnout Paradise was one of my favorite 3D Vision games, alongside Tomb Raider Underworld. I think a lot of what worked well for that older tech will work well in the newer VR.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on November 30, 2018, 12:44:04 AM
Well, that's kind of something I have been saying for a while:  Much of the best VR stuff is from existing material that has been retrofitted.  I wish more developers would look into their legacy stuff and see where conversions can be done.  Based on what Bethesda has done, I am hoping like hell they are looking at FO3 and New Vegas.  Any older first person stuff has potential to work.  I'd sell my children for a working Jedi Outcast/Academy in VR.  They've done the whole Serious Sam series as well.

I think the reason it works so well is that you get an old game like Doom BFG, which looks like absolutely balls by today's standards in normal 2D gaming...in VR, it suddenly looks awesome, and because it is so old it runs perfectly.  Much easier than some little Indie studio trying to create something from the ground up.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on November 30, 2018, 08:22:12 AM
I think that's the rub of where I'm not into VR yet, the high specs (I have an older PC with a 970, because my display is 1080p and I'm fine with that) vs the displays still needing higher specs. Though I did poke around on BF to see if any deals on the Vive cropped up. A few years back, even, I probably would've jumped into it, but art is surprisingly expensive to learn.

Any reason you specify 1st-person? I prefer 3rd-person stuff and find 1st person feels dated or something.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on December 01, 2018, 01:06:05 AM
I got into it with a 970 card, and while doable...it does quickly lead you to wanting/needing more.  I have a 1080, and I sure do wish it was a shiny new 2080ti instead.

As to the first person preference...the answer to that becomes obvious the more you actually try VR.  It isn't because you cannot do third person stuff, it is just that the advantage of using VR for that sort of thing disappears, as does the immersiveness.  The headset and controllers are actually your head and your hands in any first person game.  So not only does it just make more natural sense to leverage that possibility due to the way the hardware works, but it changes the gaming paradigm completely.  There is no non-VR equivalent to the sense of immersion you get in a first person game, especially a good one like Skyrim.  The effect on your brain changes from being in control of a person in a remote-viewing sort of way, to actually being that person.  You don't march your character up to High Hrothgar, you march yourself up there.  You can almost feel the cold.  Your digital hands are decoupled from the screen and are now your own hands moving independently in all three dimensions.  Same for your head. It works the same for flying spaceships or driving cars.  You become the pilot.  You should try undocking your ship from a space station in E:D for the first time - your brain will experience real weightlessness, it's crazy.  Different skills take over as well.  Twitch skills are next to useless.  Spatial awareness, dexterity and the ability to aim IRL start to play into it.  Both my older sons would murder me in a 2d FPS game, but neither of them can shoot a zombie in the face for shit in VR.  Which leads to another point:  the immersiveness can be scary as a motherfucker.  A have a few games that about 50% of my friends/family utterly refuse to play.  I myself refuse to play a couple.  There is probably a conversation to be had on the way one's imagination works versus how much one will be affected by VR, because I am utterly convinced that there is a huge difference in the way people react to all of it.

Last but not least, third person VR for something like any kind of action game is even tougher on the stomach if the camera is not static.  Bethesda doesn't even include over the shouler views in their VR games.  It would be barf city for most.  A couple games sorta manage it okay, but you need an iron stomach.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Trippy on December 20, 2018, 03:40:15 PM
Winter sale live, blah blah blah...


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rasix on December 20, 2018, 03:42:15 PM
Kind of sucks.  :sad_red_panda:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Baldrake on December 20, 2018, 06:28:37 PM
Jurassic World: Evolution is 75% off. From what the reviews say, that price matches well with the game's fun.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Teleku on December 20, 2018, 08:40:31 PM
Dead by Daylight suppose to be good?  I remember there was talk about making a server for it.  Tempted to grab it on sale of others are interested.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on December 20, 2018, 09:25:20 PM
My wife loves it.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Tale on December 20, 2018, 10:14:35 PM
I've been thinking of getting:

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (65% off)
Assassin's Creed: Origins (67% off)

Any objections?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Trippy on December 20, 2018, 10:18:45 PM
I've been thinking of getting:

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (65% off)
Not a good game.

Quote
Assassin's Creed: Origins (67% off)
Decent game but has both Denuvo and VMProtect because fuck PC gamers.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Hoax on December 30, 2018, 05:45:40 PM
This is the Police, Homeworld, Dishonored if you know any human that hasn't played it somehow, the BL2 Handsome Jack pack is a killer deal, I've been considering picking up BDO for $5 even though I probably shouldn't.

That's my late thoughts on this winter sale.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on December 31, 2018, 12:16:02 AM
here's what i got during the sale

wolcen
the division platinum gold ultimate whatever the fuck because it was like $13.49 or something and i apparently already had it on uplay but i couldn't find my 2fa shit but steam bypasses the 2fa and just launches uplay the whole thing is a disaster but division seems fun now, so fine
cat quest
vagante
overdungeon
it lurks below
haque
cultist simulator
tabletop simulator
scythe: digital


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on December 31, 2018, 12:52:59 PM
I think I bought a single Rocksmith DLC pack.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Hoax on December 31, 2018, 06:51:11 PM
here's what i got during the sale

wolcen
the division platinum gold ultimate whatever the fuck because it was like $13.49 or something and i apparently already had it on uplay but i couldn't find my 2fa shit but steam bypasses the 2fa and just launches uplay the whole thing is a disaster but division seems fun now, so fine
cultist simulator
scythe: digital

Oh I'm interested in those four, not enough to buy them in early access / at less than 75% off at this time but if you end up playing and loving any of them I'd like to know about it.

TT Sim is a must buy for basically everyone with a pulse. So yeah if anyone doesn't have that add that to the list of must haves that are on big discount during this sale.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on December 31, 2018, 09:30:11 PM
TT Sim is Tabletop simulator for those wondering.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on January 01, 2019, 07:37:11 AM
How's Scythe digital?


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on January 01, 2019, 07:51:56 AM
No idea yet. Heard it's fine.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on January 02, 2019, 01:54:33 PM
I've actually spent more on the PS store than Steam this year. GTA V, Farming Simulator 17 (base game, no DLC), and Mudrunners.

Then the bastards put Farming Simulator 19 premium edition (with season pass) on sale this week.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Tale on April 08, 2019, 10:10:40 PM
All-time low price currently for Witcher 3 and GOTY version (https://store.steampowered.com/app/292030/The_Witcher_3_Wild_Hunt/), if there's anyone who doesn't have the game who wants it.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Trippy on June 25, 2019, 06:54:52 PM
It has begun.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Trippy on June 26, 2019, 12:39:31 AM
ZOMG this Steam Summer Sale Grand Prix thing is so broken. GG Valve.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on June 26, 2019, 03:21:29 AM
I couldn't even understand it. Or care enough to understand it.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on June 26, 2019, 07:37:07 AM
I've been ignoring their little sales stunts for a couple years now. I just want a sale, not crafting badgers and whatnot.

I've been thinking about slotting a new game into my rotation, but nothing waving my flags. Nuked my wishlist last year and don't even miss it...and will likely nuke it again. Wishlist went from 'place to stash things I want to get on sale' to 'place I'll stash things until I completely forget why I even wanted it'.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on June 27, 2019, 04:25:19 AM
I've been ignoring their little sales stunts for a couple years now. I just want a sale, not crafting badgers and whatnot.

I've been thinking about slotting a new game into my rotation, but nothing waving my flags. Nuked my wishlist last year and don't even miss it...and will likely nuke it again. Wishlist went from 'place to stash things I want to get on sale' to 'place I'll stash things until I completely forget why I even wanted it'.

My wishlist is pretty short, but it is kinda the same.  Usually means I wait forever for something to go on sale to at least 40-50% off, and because that usually never happens they stay on the list until such point that I can't even remember why I marked them in the first place.  And then the whole problem of the huge effort involved in removing them from my list, so they stay there in perpetuity.

On the bright side, both of the newer Trails of Cold Steel games appear to be on sale.  I might grab those.

Also get my Index delivered tomorrow, but I don't know if there are any compelling VR games that I don't already own.  Oh shit, except No Man's Sky is coming to VR, and it is 50% off.  Damn.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Gimfain on June 27, 2019, 07:38:01 AM
My wishlist tends to be games I will grab at next big sale and if I don't buy them when they are on sale I drop them from my wishlist. Before this sale my wishlist held three games, now its down to one game.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on June 28, 2019, 03:56:28 AM
https://kotaku.com/valve-changes-steam-sale-after-widespread-complaints-fr-1835917510


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on June 28, 2019, 08:33:33 AM
Gabe needs to read f13

Heck, I've been ignoring their dopey sale game/event/nonsense for a while now, it's all so stupid just want sale thx


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: HaemishM on June 28, 2019, 08:51:27 AM
The only reason I ever pay attention to the sale event mini-games is to get badges/cards to sell on the auction house for what usually amounts to about $1 off a game when I actually buy something. Steam should stop trying to design games based around getting people to spend money on other people's games and get back to making actual fucking games. Or at the very least, ditch this whole sale event bullshit and go back to having flash sales every 8 hours during Steam sales. Those certainly got more attention from me than this badge hunting bullshit.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Hawkbit on June 28, 2019, 09:55:03 AM
Whatever they did to recalculate the game balance boned me on points. I had roughly 15k points and was going to use it to buy the $5 off discount. Post-calculation I have 2.6k points.

 :uhrr:


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Setanta on June 29, 2019, 07:03:03 PM
Ever since Steam decided that it knew the games I was interested in, I've save a fortune. I don't bother fighting through the lists of FTP and indie shit and save money instead.

I appreciate all that Steam has done, but its storefront is a steaming piece of shit. The sale rubbish hasn't made me want to buy anything because I can't just browse. It's become the Facebook of online storefronts, ignoring the user preference to just browse.

I just hope GoG doesn't go down the same path.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Khaldun on July 06, 2019, 08:03:48 PM
Steam's storefront needs to seriously hide the garbage. The whole thing has become a vulnerable, exposed platform exploited by scumbags who make games in ten minutes that are dumb metacommentaries on a controversy that is forgotten ten minutes after it happened and games that even rk47 wouldn't fap to. It's a bunch of screaming noise. I'll stick by it because it's where my games are, because it's convenient, etc. but browsing it has become a damn chore.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on July 06, 2019, 08:25:18 PM
I've been on every night, and even after a couple beers can't find anything I want to play. It's almost impressive how bad it's gotten.

I almost bought 'for the king'...but only because I had seen it on sale on the PS4 and wondered how much it was on Steam. And I still just spent the evening playing 7d2d.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rendakor on July 07, 2019, 12:04:24 PM
Maybe I'm weird but I've never browsed Steam for games, so idgaf about the quality of the storefront. I find out about games from various other places (here, reddit, social media, friends) and just use Steam to buy them.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on July 07, 2019, 01:44:29 PM
Yes, same. Sometimes I glance at the main page to see if there is something big on discount, or the "top sellers" one to see if there's something indie and good flying successfully just under the radar.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on July 08, 2019, 02:53:35 AM
Same.  I rarely or never browse any place for games.  I hear about them elsewhere, and then I go to different places to see how they review, what they cost, etc.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Sky on July 08, 2019, 10:14:42 AM
That's how I usually do it, too. Just that sometimes I like to browse and get inspired by something, or jar my memory for something I was semi-interested in to the point of it being a good gap-filler.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Falconeer on July 13, 2019, 08:13:28 AM
DEAD OR SCHOOL is 60% off so only $10. Yes, it rains loot and yes it has random stats.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/789760/DEAD_OR_SCHOOL/


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: schild on July 13, 2019, 10:59:35 AM
alright then

busty anime-vania it is


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rendakor on July 13, 2019, 12:10:20 PM
I didn't realize that had come out. Bought.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Raguel on July 13, 2019, 07:56:14 PM
Read the Steam comments. lol everyone's mad about the lack of nudity in the game.  :why_so_serious:

I mean sure I guess there were tags to go by but I just don't understand the mentality of buying a game for nudity when there's real girls (or real porn) out there.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Rendakor on July 14, 2019, 10:04:13 AM
Porn games are more popular now than they've ever been, and Steam has loosened their rules for what sort of games are allowed on their platform. There should probably be a tag that differentiates between "you see the occasional monster titty" and "this is a porn game."


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Trippy on March 22, 2020, 07:48:27 PM
The Tomb Raider reboot and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris are both free on Steam for the next 18 hours.

Thanks Epic! :awesome_for_real:

Edit: "free" as in you can add them permanently to your account if you do it before the offer expires, not "free" as in you can play it free for just the weekend


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on March 23, 2020, 05:14:03 AM
That's pretty sweet.  I didn't realize the first one was so highly regarded.  Overwhelmingly Positive on steam.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Goumindong on April 15, 2020, 01:15:31 PM
There is a new XCOM game coming out on the 23rd and its only 10 bucks until May. Its only a small or half game and not part of the main series. But its still half off and still XCOM and still coming out in a fucking week.

http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/disease-reporting-and-management/disease-reporting-and-surveillance/data-and-publications/weekly-morbidity-reports/index.html


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: lamaros on April 16, 2020, 02:36:46 AM
Interesting link.


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Goumindong on April 18, 2020, 01:55:27 AM
Lol. Oops!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/882100/XCOM_Chimera_Squad/


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Trippy on April 27, 2020, 09:25:26 PM
Total War: Shogun 2 free till May 1st:

https://www.totalwar.com/blog/total-war-shogun-2-giveaway-and-total-war-sale-faq/


Title: Re: Steam (temporary) deals - the thread
Post by: Cyrrex on April 28, 2020, 12:57:48 AM
Total War: Shogun 2 free till May 1st:

https://www.totalwar.com/blog/total-war-shogun-2-giveaway-and-total-war-sale-faq/


Yeah, never played any of these TW games, so why no.

Also, Alien: Isolation is like 95% off, so picked that up as well.  Supposedly a good game in its own right, but also apparently with a very competent VR mod.  I will probably never muster the courage to actually play it.