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#1 DrowVampyre

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:54 AM

GamersGate has a big sale going on this month apparently, with each week being devoted to a different genre. First up: RPGs. For those of you that missed the original price during the Steam sale, they have The Witcher for $6.78, among others.

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#2 NeoGutsman

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:15 AM

Thanks for the heads-up! For clarity, they're offering The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut. This includes not just bug fixes and extra content, but the Director's Cut also offers some of the extra gore, etc. that US (NA?) gamers did not get with our retail TW:EE versions initially. I also wanted to add that you can obtain free, official patches for either TW or TW:EE to patch them up to the DC version. I have the Direct2Drive version of TW:EE and it patched to the DC version just fine. Great game so far (I'm only about 2 hours in), and for the price you get a pretty neat action RPG.

Finally, definitely pick up Titan Quest Gold, folks (or the Immortal Throne expansion if you already own TQ). Iron Lore did a lot of great things with the Action-RPG formula and improved and expanded on so, so much. Read any review of Gold or Immortal Throne and you'll see just how rich the game is. If you're dying to play Diablo III, then I think TQG/TQ with IT expansion (same thing) and Torchlight are two absolute must-plays.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:31 AM

I've been piecing together various Gothic editions, I wonder if the Universe package is the best way to go.
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 12:03 PM

Finally, definitely pick up Titan Quest Gold, folks (or the Immortal Throne expansion if you already own TQ). Iron Lore did a lot of great things with the Action-RPG formula and improved and expanded on so, so much.

Picked up TQ Gold during the THQ sale a few weeks ago. Enjoying it so far.

So, Deus Ex (and the sequel) got amazing reviews when they came out. Do the games still stand up 10 years (well, 7 for the sequel) after release?

#5 ryushe

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 12:06 PM

Sorry for the silly question (haven't clicked on link plus never heard of GG) but are these digital downloads or hard copies of the games?

Edit:
Forget it, finally clicked on the link. Want to get The Witcher but I'm wondering if I should just hold out for the Steam version since I won't play it anytime soon and it has the potential to be cheaper there.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:27 PM

Sorry for the silly question (haven't clicked on link plus never heard of GG) but are these digital downloads or hard copies of the games?

Edit:
Forget it, finally clicked on the link. Want to get The Witcher but I'm wondering if I should just hold out for the Steam version since I won't play it anytime soon and it has the potential to be cheaper there.


The cheapest that the Witcher has been on Steam was $6.79 for a few days during the last sale. Then it went back up to $13.something later.

I was really interested in it until I saw some videos in regards to the, for lack of a better phrase, "sex system."

Still, this is the best price that has been out there for the game to this point, even if only by a penny.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:28 PM

Man, The Witcher and Titan's Quest are tempting, but I have enough of a backlog, I can wait and see if I can get them on Steam for the same price, down the road.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:30 PM

When Steam had their big sale, it was 6.78 for about a day (not as a daily deal) then jumped to $13. It seems the publisher didn't want it sold to a massive audience for 6.78.

EDIT: Darn beaten to it.

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#9 ryushe

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:43 PM

Ah, thanks for the responses.

Man, The Witcher and Titan's Quest are tempting, but I have enough of a backlog, I can wait and see if I can get them on Steam for the same price, down the road.

Likewise. I can wait, because by the time I do end up playing The Witcher, it might have been discounted below this price multiple times.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 02:19 PM

Well, went ahead and bit on Witcher, Deus Ex, Deus Ex II, and Neverwinter Nights 2 Gold. I feel ashamed for buying 10 year old games for my month-old top-of-the-line gaming rig, but oh well. There's always FFXIV in another month (well, 48 days and 13 hours 8-)) to put it through its paces.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 02:49 PM

Well, went ahead and bit on Witcher, Deus Ex, Deus Ex II, and Neverwinter Nights 2 Gold. I feel ashamed for buying 10 year old games for my month-old top-of-the-line gaming rig, but oh well. There's always FFXIV in another month (well, 48 days and 13 hours 8-)) to put it through its paces.


Well, don't feel too bad. If you haven't played The Witcher or NWN2, they're both top-notch RPGs. I can't really say much about the Deus Ex series, having only played a demo of the original game, but that demo was pretty entertaining.

Frankly, the prices for some of these games are probably as good as you'll find in the foreseeable future, and if you missed out on them, I really recommend The Witcher, NWN2, and Titan Quest.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:03 PM

Well, went ahead and bit on Witcher, Deus Ex, Deus Ex II, and Neverwinter Nights 2 Gold. I feel ashamed for buying 10 year old games for my month-old top-of-the-line gaming rig, but oh well. There's always FFXIV in another month (well, 48 days and 13 hours 8-)) to put it through its paces.


Hah, yeah, my rig, which has been up and running for a week, is being used for The Dig, Loom, Deus Ex and X-Com. And after this weekend I'll likely be loading it up with Carmegeddon, Redneck Rampage, Realms of the Haunting (does anyone else remember that game? One of my favorites, but it seems to be an unknown jewel.)

Oh, and Dawn of War II.

Ah, thanks for the responses.

Likewise. I can wait, because by the time I do end up playing The Witcher, it might have been discounted below this price multiple times.


I'm not so worried about the price - $5-$6 is easily justifiable for what I've heard about those games. But I'd rather just keep all my purchases to Steam if possible - makes things a lot more organized and a lot less trying to remember where the hell I bought X game from.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:32 PM

I'm not so worried about the price - $5-$6 is easily justifiable for what I've heard about those games. But I'd rather just keep all my purchases to Steam if possible - makes things a lot more organized and a lot less trying to remember where the hell I bought X game from.


If that's your concern, allow me to recommend Data Crow (http://www.datacrow.net/), an awesome freeware database program designed for tracking your CD, videogame, software, MP3, and book collections.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 04:00 PM

Sales like these make me want to get a gaming PC...

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 04:48 PM

If that's your concern, allow me to recommend Data Crow (http://www.datacrow.net/), an awesome freeware database program designed for tracking your CD, videogame, software, MP3, and book collections.



I started using that program once, realized how daunting a task it seemed to actually log all the crap I have, and gave up. :[

I'm not so worried about the price - $5-$6 is easily justifiable for what I've heard about those games. But I'd rather just keep all my purchases to Steam if possible - makes things a lot more organized and a lot less trying to remember where the hell I bought X game from.


I wish NWN2 was on Steam, but I've never seen it and I have no hope it ever will be, so I'll probably just get it. But I know what you mean, having downloaded games from Steam, GOG, D2D, Impulse...I lose track pretty easily.
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:30 PM

Whoa, The Witcher for $6.78? I just may do this - Does everyone/anyone recommend GamerGate?

If I need to, I'll wait for Steam to price-match.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:33 PM

Holy shit, Freedom Force for $1.34? I always loved that game! Then the CD got really freaking outdated and I could only find patches for the FPS game. :/ Assuming it's the updated version and it works with what I'm running, I'm DEFINITELY considering it at that price. Thanks, OP!

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:36 PM

Lets see, I love RPGs, but...

The Witcher had way toooooo many of those "fetch me 10 heads" type of crap quests, so stopped playing that one.

Gothic games are just way too tough, spent too much time dying (or being scared of dying) rather than being immersed in the world. I know a lot of people like that, but I didn't.

NWN2 had too many crashes, and this is after I spent many many hours playing this game. Good game though, maybe it's patched up correctly now. May pick this one up since it's the Gold version with the expansion.

Pass on everything else since I'm still playing ME2 and waiting on Fable3 and Dragon Age 2.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 07:12 PM

I'm having price-raise fears after the last The Witcher incident. However, I think I'm going to at least wait until Steam announces their Weekend Deal - If it's not The Witcher, then GamersGate will have a new customer on their hands.

I trust GamersGate has a reliable download client? (preferably one that doesn't install spyware or any other crap.)

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 07:17 PM

Whoa, The Witcher for $6.78? I just may do this - Does everyone/anyone recommend GamerGate?


I second that. Have any of you used this service before? Would you recommend it?

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#21 The Nephilim

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 07:19 PM

Considering LOKI, I know it has been a buggy game in the past. have patches ironed out all the glitches and stuff by now? it looks like fun but I duno.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:43 PM

I've used GamersGate, and the download client seems fine to me. It's more of a strictly download client though, doesn't have all the bells and whistles like Steam's. But you can, of course, load them onto the Steam list as a non-Steam game as soon as you get them on your hard drive.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:47 PM

Well, went ahead and bit on Witcher, Deus Ex, Deus Ex II, and Neverwinter Nights 2 Gold. I feel ashamed for buying 10 year old games for my month-old top-of-the-line gaming rig, but oh well. There's always FFXIV in another month (well, 48 days and 13 hours 8-)) to put it through its paces.


Hate to tell you FF14 is horrid gameplay. A lot of great ideas incredibly poorly executed. It will however put a tax on most any PC out there - for no apparent reason - it's graphics are good but not amazing, definitely not for stress it puts on most PCs.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:54 PM

Great deal for NWN2, anyone know if it's compatible with the physical version of Storm of Zehir?

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:03 PM

For clarity, they're offering The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut. This includes not just bug fixes and extra content, but the Director's Cut also offers some of the extra gore, etc. that US (NA?) gamers did not get with our retail TW:EE versions initially. I also wanted to add that you can obtain free, official patches for either TW or TW:EE to patch them up to the DC version.

The DC added in the nudity on the "sexual conquest cards" that was bowdlerized in the original version. As you noted, it's available as a free DL from the game's site, so it doesn't really matter which version you buy, they can all be updated.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:39 PM

The cheapest that the Witcher has been on Steam was $6.79 for a few days during the last sale. Then it went back up to $13.something later.

I was really interested in it until I saw some videos in regards to the, for lack of a better phrase, "sex system."

Still, this is the best price that has been out there for the game to this point, even if only by a penny.


What are you five? The sex interaction is only a small portion of the game. An adult shouldn't sweat implied sexuality or nudity. The game as a whole is badass and is very worth it.

#27 MBENNE

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:40 PM

I'm not seeing Neverwinter Nights 2 Gold on the list anymore. Can anyone confirm that I'm not just overlooking?

#28 DrowVampyre

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:45 PM

I'm not seeing Neverwinter Nights 2 Gold on the list anymore. Can anyone confirm that I'm not just overlooking?


It does appear to be gone, and Dargon Age Origins is there where it hadn't been last night...maybe they're changing a little every day?

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:49 PM

Dragon age origins/deluxe for $15/20 and me 2 for $15 are cheap enough for it's own thread, or at least in the title

#30 DrowVampyre

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:52 PM

Dragon age origins/deluxe for $15/20 and me 2 for $15 are cheap enough for it's own thread, or at least in the title


Edited the title to put it, ME2, and Witcher in.