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Games for Windows: Age of Empires III: 10 cents


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#1 DRM-Free

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 06:55 PM

Hey, all.
Games for Windows Marketplace just relaunched with a new, web-friendly system. To celebrate, they're doing "Deal of the Day's" all week.

Monday: Grand Theft Auto IV: $11.99 (40% off)
Tuesday: Borderlands: $9.99 (50% off)
Wednesday: Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY: $11.99 (60% off)
Thursday: Red Faction: Guerrilla: $5.99 (70% off)
Friday: Saints Row 2: $5.99 (80% off)
Saturday: Bioshock: $1.99 (90% off)
Sunday: Age of Empires III: 10 cents

http://www.gamesforwindows.com/

It should be noted that, so far, Steam has offered these games for less in the past. Therefore, I'd say "wait for the Steam Holiday Sale." (A CAG phrase that has been popular for about 6 months now.)

Thursday: I admit, Red Faction: Guerrilla at this price is a bit insulting since both Steam and D2D have offered the game for $4.99 in the past.

Saturday: This is easily the most surprising of the deals. Bioshock has been $4.99 at the lowest over at Steam. So, if anyone's interested, this is the perfect time to pick the game up.

Sunday: I'd like to know which CAGer's can resist a 10-cent game. (CAG TIP: Due to the "exchange rate," using your Microsoft Points costs you more money.)


Though it's not part of this deal, I thought I'd add that Bioshock 2 is the Deal of the Week: $9.99 (50% off)

Edited by EliotAndrews, 21 November 2010 - 04:43 PM.
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 06:58 PM

I'd say wait for the Steam holiday sale and use the money saved on beer.
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 07:05 PM

Hopefully, they have some deals like last February when I got Batman AA for 12 bucks. I also have about 1500 points I still need to spend.

I would love to see a deal on Just Cause 2!

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 07:12 PM

Thanks OP ! Forgot about this launch. I was expecting some first week deals. Do have GTA IV but I am sure something good will come out of this sale. As the previous poster said, can't use ms points on steam. :D

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 07:24 PM

It's a pretty good deal especially since the PC version has the movie editor...

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:00 PM

It's a pretty good deal especially since the PC version has the movie editor...

That explains why there are so many animated GIF's of Niko aiming the rocket launcher at his feet.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:03 PM

i wait until they got the complete edition on sale and pick it up for my pc.
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:35 PM

Valve needs to figure out a way to crush this. Steam is the only monopoly I support one hundered percent.

Please, Microsoft, cease these attempts to further divide PC gamers... we DO NOT NEED IT!

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:12 PM

Valve needs to figure out a way to crush this. Steam is the only monopoly I support one hundered percent.

Please, Microsoft, cease these attempts to further divide PC gamers... we DO NOT NEED IT!


Somebody doesn't understand why competition is good.

Alright, I've seen it all.

Exactly! We're not only cheap gamers, we're also asses.

"Good enough for me," I say; Life's too short to dwell on $5.


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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:21 PM

woah i didn't know that i could use MS points to buy these games on my computer. pretty cool

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:21 PM

Somebody doesn't understand why competition is good.

Alright, I've seen it all.


Somebody doesn't know how to read.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:36 PM

i wait until they got the complete edition on sale and pick it up for my pc.


thats what I'll do, but $11 is a very nice price for IV
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:02 PM

The only game I'm waiting to go on sale is Gears of War. I'm prepared to spend $10 but I hope it goes on sale for $5.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:03 PM

I'm very tempted to pick up this, even though I already have it on Xbox 360

Worth pointing out that Osmos LIVE is also on sale with a 75% discount until Wednesday, and that on Thursday it will be replaced for another Deal of the Week.

the GTA deal is only today, tomorrow it will be a different game.
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:19 PM

Worth pointing out that Osmos LIVE is also on sale with a 75% discount until Wednesday, and that on Thursday it will be replaced for another Deal of the Week.

I almost forgot about that; It actually might be a good grab at $2.50. (Again, I've got MS Points to burn.)

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:49 PM

Somebody doesn't know how to read.


I read the same thing. Please clarify.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:50 PM

I'm very tempted to pick up this, even though I already have it on Xbox 360

Worth pointing out that Osmos LIVE is also on sale with a 75% discount until Wednesday, and that on Thursday it will be replaced for another Deal of the Week.

the GTA deal is only today, tomorrow it will be a different game.

Wait for a steam sale. Not only would be more likely to get it cheaper you might also be able to get the episodes with it at a discounted price.

Also it looks like GTAIV is going to go on sale this week at D2D with a good chance of its expansion going on sale as well.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 11:51 PM

Wait for a steam sale. Not only would be more likely to get it cheaper you might also be able to get the episodes with it at a discounted price.

Also it looks like GTAIV is going to go on sale this week at D2D with a good chance of its expansion going on sale as well.


I would rather not have my games infested with steam, thank you very much. With how buggy steam is, I'd rather have the option to play my games even if the steam servers are "too busy", my "ticket expired" or there is "no connection".

BTW, Osmos LIVE is well worth it, is a very unique game, and being the LIVE version exclusive to the GFW Marketplace, is a must.
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Posted 16 November 2010 - 12:16 AM

I'd consider Alpha Protocol on sale for $5 or so. Rest of that catalog I either own or don't have much interest in.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 12:30 AM

I would rather not have my games infested with steam, thank you very much. With how buggy steam is, I'd rather have the option to play my games even if the steam servers are "too busy", my "ticket expired" or there is "no connection".

BTW, Osmos LIVE is well worth it, is a very unique game, and being the LIVE version exclusive to the GFW Marketplace, is a must.

As long as you have the game downloaded you can switch to offline mode and play. You can also switch servers at your leisure.

You keep an eye on D2D this week since its Rockstar week there.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 12:36 AM

BTW, Osmos LIVE is well worth it, is a very unique game, and being the LIVE version exclusive to the GFW Marketplace, is a must.

I liked the Steam demo and I've heard more than enough recommendations, so I went ahead and grabbed it.

200 MS Points later, I feel quite good.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 04:40 AM

As long as you have the game downloaded you can switch to offline mode and play. You can also switch servers at your leisure.

You keep an eye on D2D this week since its Rockstar week there.


I'm well past trying to fight with steam anymore. Ever since the mac revamp, it barely works for me any more, hence why my profile doesn't have much gaming on it, most of my PC gaming is on games bought elsewhere (most of the time at better prices)
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Posted 16 November 2010 - 05:55 AM

Borderlands is $9.99 right now as well.

Not the best deal (I think it was cheaper on Steam during the summer sale, and GOTY edition will probably be half off sometime in the next month or two on steam), but it's there.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 03:48 PM

You keep an eye on D2D this week since its Rockstar week there.

Dude, I didn't even know there was a D2D sale going on; Why has no CAG posted such a thing?

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 03:57 PM

I'd consider Alpha Protocol on sale for $5 or so. Rest of that catalog I either own or don't have much interest in.


If you live near a Micro Center, look there. It's not $5, but it is $9.99. Same with Alien vs Preditor.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 04:26 PM

woah i didn't know that i could use MS points to buy these games on my computer. pretty cool


Yeah I wanted to post this. You can use MS points on GFW purchases. As mentioned before the $12 batman sometime ago to me was a good deal since I got a ton of free points from some spam txt msg thing lol. Also I have gotten in on some other deals to buy points at 50% off etc, and now with Bing rewards I'm getting in a free 500-600+ MSpoints a month between my two computers. When I don't have to spend the little cash I have for "non-essential spending", it's a good thing.

And as much as I LOVE steam and nearly all my PC titles are with them, competition IS good. We can't just have steam there to dictate all the prices (although they don't since their prices are always very good in terms of sales).

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 04:55 PM

Picked this up at Target about two months ago on clearance for $4.99! And although most stores will prob no longer have stock, it might be worthwhile to keep an eye out.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 04:56 PM

wow $10 for borderland even steam never had it at that price, i guess Microsoft was serious about the pc market afterall
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Posted 16 November 2010 - 05:14 PM

wow $10 for borderland even steam never had it at that price, i guess Microsoft was serious about the pc market afterall


Steam has had Borderlands at $10 twice now. If Microsoft was serious about the PC market, they wouldn't make you sign into your Xbox account to accept their terms of use. Or carry Halo: CE. Or Rise of Nations. Or Freelancer. Or anything, really.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 05:27 PM

Steam had borderlands for cheap WITH the DLCs on discount at the same time. Was a pretty darn good deal, but hey at least Microsoft is moving in the right direction, although at a glacial pace.

Competition is good.