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#151 radioactivez0r

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 09:49 PM

I bought AP on clearance at Target for $12.50, but I can't find my receipt to take it back :[ Oh well.
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#152 mcthatch

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 09:53 PM

I bought AP on clearance at Target for $12.50, but I can't find my receipt to take it back :[ Oh well.


can return with credit card if purchased with one (or debit). Save that 5 bucks!

#153 RollingSkull

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:38 PM

My two cents on the sale items:

Shank: One of the coolest, best beat-em-ups of the modern generation. Just satisfying, fun, great move-sets, good bosses, and a fun (Sadly, offline only) coop adventure with unique levels and good coop bosses. $10.04 is a decent price for it. Just to put it into perspective, Shank and Scott Pilgrim came out the same day, and of the two, I consider Shank the longer lasting, better one and SP the throw-away cash in.

Note Shank requires you activate with EA servers to play it though, which is the only reason I have not double-dipped on it.

Prototype: Solid PC port. Not A+ quality, but it's still definitely functional and good. Prototype itself is quite the game, a pseudo-sequel to Hulk:Ultimate Destruction, giving you ridiculous powers of destruction in open world New York and pitting you against military and zombies alike. Absorb military dudes to become them for light stealth elements, too. I really like it though it fizzles out as late-game combat becomes a bit of a wankfest and enemy variety just never shows up. Still, I enjoyed it a lot. $15 is probably still a bit much at this stage of the game.

Alpha Protocol: Pretty much the entire internets scuttlebutt about this one is wrong. The plot is awful, switching between fantastical pulp and gritty melodrama at the drop of a hat and never really forming a coherent theme OR plot. The choices are varied, but still really only serve as a front end to the various missions. The actual gameplay is basically a marriage of Syphon Filter and RPGs, not unlike Mass Effect's Gears of War + RPG style. Unfortunately, the level design gets watered down along with the action so you end up with a game that's just not worth replaying, which kinda leaves the choices as a gimmick.

On the plus side, it's worth one playthrough at least. The gameplay is still surprisingly solid. The boss fights are actually quite well done for BOTH genres its running, the big boss of the Russian chapter is definitely a hoot. $7.50 is the right price for the game. Sadly, 3rd party activation based DRM is there too.

Just remember, you need a weapon specialization and you probably want a stealth specialization too. Drop one point into tech so that you can at least bypass some harder hacking minigames with your otherwise utterly useless EMP consumables. Other than that, you can pretty much see what is worthwhile. Even a melee specialization is useful for certain fights but you need to be good with a gun for some of the later boss fights.

Also, checkpoint only saving, which blows horribly. Combine that with a vague Mass Effect style dialogue wheel and time-limit conversations and it's often hard to figure out what each option actually means and since your character is often a complete douche if you stray from the friendly options, you generally are penalized heavily for experimenting.

#154 namster1337

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:47 PM

Sweet, going to get Alpha Protocol.
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#155 HisDivineOrder

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:52 PM

I bought AP on clearance at Target for $12.50, but I can't find my receipt to take it back :[ Oh well.



And to think, I almost opened it this past week. Haha. I totally went and found the receipt. (Gotta love Target's 90 day return.) Hopefully, there'll be some great deals tomorrow for the actual holiday and on Friday for the actual BF.

$5 during these Steam sales can get you a whole game worth buying, so I think it's worth the hassle. I'm always checking Target's clearance anyway, so it's not like it's a special trip.

#156 Virsago

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:57 PM

does anyone have a link to last years deals thread... i can't find it.



http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=243934

#157 Jugglenaut

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:58 PM

does anyone have a link to last years deals thread... i can't find it.


Here's the early Holiday (bf) thread: http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=243934

Here's the Christmas timed holiday sale: http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=247185

And if you're curious, here's the summer sale: http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=265457

#158 V878

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:31 PM

New copies of Prototype have been hovering around $10 on Amazon Marketplace for the past couple months, so not much of a deal there.

#159 iRent

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:34 PM

New copies of Prototype have been hovering around $10 on Amazon Marketplace for the past couple months, so not much of a deal there.


But this is steam...And it's cheaper.

EDIT: Never mind. was thinking of alpha protocol...

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#160 Clarke

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:35 PM

Alpha Protocol and Borderlands are on OnLive. I'm going to play the Alpha Protocol trial to see if I like it. This is the kind of stuff that I feel OnLive is useful for to PC Gamers.

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#161 V878

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:41 PM

But this is steam...And it's cheaper.


It's $15 on Steam, not sure how that's cheaper than $10.

#162 iRent

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:45 PM

It's $15 on Steam, not sure how that's cheaper than $10.


Oh crap lol. Nevermind. I brain-farted and had Alpha Protocol in my head.
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#163 V878

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:53 PM

Oh crap lol. Nevermind. I brain-farted and had Alpha Protocol in my head.


Haha no worries. Some reason I confuse those 2 names as well, not really sure why though since they're pretty different games.

#164 iRent

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:58 PM

Haha no worries. Some reason I confuse those 2 names as well, not really sure why though since they're pretty different games.


I'm pretty sure I'm going to bite on Alpha Protocol so I was thinking of that...Plus the P...Protocol->Prototype
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#165 Soma_Cruz

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:59 PM

I might bite on Alpha Protocol and Counter Strike Source.
Anyone know if AP is better/worse/same as on consoles with glitches?

#166 CoffeeEdge

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:03 AM

Anyone know if AP is better/worse/same as on consoles with glitches?


It's fairly similar.
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#167 radioactivez0r

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:11 AM

Good call on Target returns, I looked up the policy so I'll take it back. Yes, $5 for a Steam sale is an entire good game, so it's worth it.
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#168 CoffeeEdge

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:13 AM

Howdy, folks. Allow me to spoil some of the surprises coming up in the rest of this week's sales.

There will be more large packs (like today's HL2 10-pack/Borderlands 6-pack/RUSE 6-pack/Deus Ex 8-pack) every day until the 29th. I'm not sure the exact days that each will happen, or what the prices will be, but here's what the games will be, and the quantities of the packs, so y'all can start to do some basic planning on group-buys:

- Aliens vs Predator (2010) 6-pack
- Audiosurf 12-pack
- Braid 10-pack
- Counter-Strike: Source 6-pack
- Defense Grid: The Awakening 10-pack
- Empire: Total War 6-pack
- Freedom Force 10-pack
- Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City 6-pack
- Just Cause 2 8-pack
- Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West 10-pack
- Left 4 Dead 2 6-pack
- Mount & Blade: Warband 6-pack
- Nyxquest: Kindred Spirits 10-pack
- Osmos 12-pack
- Portal 6-pack
- Puzzle Quest 2 10-pack
- Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale 8 pack
- Red Faction: Guerrilla 8-pack
- Splinter Cell: Conviction 6-pack
- Trine 8-pack
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising 8-pack
- World of Goo 12-pack

Also, there will be more packs of indie games similar to today's Indie Energy Pack. 5 game per pack, on massive discount, one day only. Again, I don't know the daily order these will come in, or exactly what the discount will be, but, here's what the names and contents of the packs will be:

- Indie Air Pack: Altitude, DogFighter, Flotilla, Gratuitous Space Battles, Plain Sight
- Indie Clever Pack: Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time, Eufloria, Iron Grip: Warlord, VVVVVV, World of Goo
- Indie Pulse Pack: Audiosurf, Beat Hazard, Bit Trip Beat, The Polynomial, Rhythm Zone
- Indie Puzzle Pack: Cogs, Droplitz, Puzzle Dimension, Shatter, Tidalis
- Indie Story Pack: And Yet It Moves, Gish, Puzzle Agent, Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale, Jolly Rover

And of course, there will be more individual games on Daily Deals every day, but I don't have any info on what those will be. You'll just have to wait and see! Also, disclaimer: if any of this info is inaccurate, then oh well.
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#169 TheKbob

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:18 AM

After the summer sale... nothing I want.

Thank goodness, too!

#170 Phrozenx

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:19 AM

Sweet im in on L4d2 and GTA EFLC =D. Only 38 dollars in the bank though ='( I don't think they'll last me the week!!!

#171 anarch

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:35 AM

Nothing for me today, but I love Steam sales. The gift pack idea rocks.

Add Vampire Bloodlines to make up for the Halloween omission and we're all good. ;)

#172 TheKbob

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:43 AM

Nothing for me today, but I love Steam sales. The gift pack idea rocks.

Add Vampire Bloodlines to make up for the Halloween omission and we're all good. ;)


This.

#173 eliter1

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 01:00 AM

After the summer sale... nothing I want.

Thank goodness, too!


I think most of us won't be spending that much money on Steam because of that EPIC! summer sale, which might not be a bad thing.
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#174 RollingSkull

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 01:11 AM

Gift packs of Nyxquest and Recettear? Holy crap. That would be awesome if I had that many friends!

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#175 RollingSkull

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 01:15 AM

Also, just for the record, I played Alpha Protocol to completion without any serious glitches apart from being unrecoverable if you alt-tab it and the game simultaneously claiming I both shot AND melee killed a melee-specific midboss, but that only mattered for the post-level gimmicks, really.

Also, the game doesn't give you the hilarious write-up of what happens in the last level if you perform a specific action on the final level unless you opted into the kinda more "evil" ending path.

#176 Brownjohn

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 01:15 AM

Interested in the Indie Pulse and Story packs, as well as the DoWII:CR, Puzzle Quest 2, and Braid packs.

There's some very awesome stuff in there.
To each his own.

#177 gravel

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 01:20 AM

Picked up the Deus Ex Collection, thanks OP!!!

#178 ryanhaggan

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 01:37 AM

Here's the early Holiday (bf) thread: http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=243934

Here's the Christmas timed holiday sale: http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=247185

And if you're curious, here's the summer sale: http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=265457



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#179 TheLongshot

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 01:48 AM

Ok, after checking it out, sign me up for Nyxquest, Puzzle Quest 2 and Recettear.

#180 tmacairjordan87

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 02:08 AM

I'm hoping the crysis bundle gets reduced pretty heavily, been wanting to try that out on my new computer for a while.

Edit: Oh, and I saw from the leaked list that Empire Total War will be having a pack, as well as Splinter Cell and Just Cause 2. I've never messed with that before, so I don't know how things lke payment works, but if those games are put out as packs only, depending on the individual prices I'll probably be interested in joining with some people here.

Edited by tmacairjordan87, 25 November 2010 - 02:28 AM.