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#10051 MysterD

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:52 AM

Don't forget to mention that Dark Souls is using that awesome GFWL service.

I smell & sense A LOT of sarcasm there... ;)

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:54 AM

Apparently CS:GO pre-order will be opened at tomorrow
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10 years ago I would have been all over this. Now, I just have no motivation to get wrecked all day by people with far more spare time than me.

#10053 iSerra

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:54 AM

Deponia is now available on Steam and 20% off ($15.99) until August 14.

Daedalic Entertainment, once called “Lucasarts from Germany“ by the GameStar magazine, invites the players into a fantastic comedy adventure that revolves around a crazy love story of Rufus and Goal. In Deponia, the world has degenerated into a vast garbage dump, in which the crotchety Rufus ekes out his sorry existence.
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I'm so interested in this one that I'm bothering to embed the trailer!

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The art looks nice, reminds me of when limbo meets braid.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:57 AM

It went from a must buy day 1 to a wait and see. Unless the general consensus is that it's really amazing, I probably won't buy right away. If the opinions are mixed I'll wait for a decent sale and if the (non-rabid fanboi/girl) opinions are mostly bad I will just pass.


Well I won Draekon's Dark Souls giveaway so I will let you know how it is.

#10055 evildeadjedi

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:01 AM

:beer:500 Pages! And this thread was just started in the middle of the summer sale.

So how many pages normally until a thread really starts wigging out?


Not sure about pages. But, post wise it starts freaking out around 13,000 or so.

You people and your small number of posts per page. I've got this at only 200 pages:booty:

That's why it's post count, not page count that breaks the threads. I think we started breaking the thread at about 13,000 posts last time.


Damn ninjd!

I refuse to do any spreadsheets. [-( I work with spreadsheets all day long.

In a little bit of my defense though, it was from one of my earliest Steam purchases which also happened to be one of those complete whole enchilada publisher packs back when the complete packs really were the whole complete with a kajillion games right down to Gyromancer and Flora's Fruit Farm.

But yeah, too many games, not enough spreadsheets (NEVER!) I know.


"The Steam Deal Thread V5 Motoki breaks down and makes spreadsheet, Everyone buys more games they don't need and will probably ever play. Anarchy Oblivion featured on the new hit webshow "Digital Hoarders" '.


Don't forget to mention that Dark Souls is using that awesome GFWL service.


Ah yes, I can hardly wait. :error:

Today's deal:

Fallout Collection is tempting but still waiting for 75% off. It has to happen eventually....
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#10056 MysterD

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:01 AM

I agree. I was really excited for it but then GFWL + Japanese man from From saying 'ohai port sucks*' = HOPES DELETED = way less I am willing to pay.

It went from a must buy day 1 to a wait and see. Unless the general consensus is that it's really amazing, I probably won't buy right away. If the opinions are mixed I'll wait for a decent sale and if the (non-rabid fanboi/girl) opinions are mostly bad I will just pass.

I've seen too many FAIL launches lately to go in blind like the Battle vs Chess or the Final Fantasy VII one.

*(Yes that is hyperbole nevertheless what he actually said did not exactly fill me with confidence either)

What if Steam does a 75% off or better sale, sometime way down the line...? ;)

Unless I can get an incredible deal on a game upon release (think 50% or better) and the game likely will stuff lots of content upon release, I usually wait to buy the game LATER.

If there lots of DLC planned or game is from a company known to release LOTS of DLC, it's another sign that I should wait for major price-drops on base game or wait for some sort of Complete Pack.

"The Steam Deal Thread V5 Motoki breaks down and makes spreadsheet, Everyone buys more games they don't need and will probably ever play. Anarchy Oblivion featured on the new hit webshow "Digital Hoarders".

I'd be on the hit web-show "Game Hoarder" - since I have a lot I haven't touched from both Retail and ESPECIALLY Digital...

#10057 evildeadjedi

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:08 AM

I'd be on the hit web-show "Game Hoarder" - since I have a lot I haven't touched from both Retail and ESPECIALLY Digital...


Thankfully, I don't have nearly as many retail ones as I do digital.
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#10058 Chalk

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:10 AM

Well I won Draekon's Dark Souls giveaway so I will let you know how it is.


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#10059 MysterD

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:13 AM

Thankfully, I don't have nearly as many retail ones as I do digital.


I got crazy amounts of games, from both.
I tried getting a list going long ago, but I gave up.
I buy too much too often, to even keep up w/ it all...

#10060 gnargnargnar

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:15 AM

man, am i the only one hyped for dark souls? even though i know the port job will be miserable i can't wait to get my hands on it.... i got halfway through it last year before my 360 decided to take a crap (3rd one i owned that died) and i swore off consoles until the next gen hits. it is truly an awesome game. it's between that and ark city for my goty 2011. has ninja blade been on sale many times? i don't if i can resist buying it for full price but the cheap ass in me may prevail...


I'm hyped, regardless of port quality or gfwl downsides. I've yet to play the game at all, putting it off for the hopes of a pc release. Have it pre-ordered at GMG for $32. I plan on using a 360 controller most likely, so as long as I can force AA and it doesn't crash, I'll be fine.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:17 AM

I can triple confirm me and Mr. Bard went halfsies on the Supreme Commander Gold and both got gold with the keys (he got SC and FA and I got SC since I already had SC).

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#10062 evildeadjedi

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:20 AM

I got crazy amounts of games, from both.
I tried getting a list going long ago, but I gave up.
I buy too much too often, to even keep up w/ it all...


I would say over all: wii, ps3, ps2, ds, and psp I probably have around 75 games in my retail backlog.
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#10063 inm8num2

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:28 AM

I got crazy amounts of games, from both.
I tried getting a list going long ago, but I gave up.
I buy too much too often, to even keep up w/ it all...


Digital games are like trophies at this point. The more, the merrier!

#10064 MysterD

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:43 AM

I would say over all: wii, ps3, ps2, ds, and psp I probably have around 75 games in my retail backlog.


My retail list is mainly PC. But, yeah - it's pretty extensive.

It probably goes as far back as Thief 2: The Metal Age (from Thief: Platinum Collection - Retail Box)...

EDIT:
Some untouched and/or unfinished stuff from Retail includes:
Warcraft 3 Battlechest; WOW Battlechest; Starcraft Battlechest;
Homeworld 1 & 2;
Gal Civ 1: Ultimate;
C&C Anniversary X; C&C 3 + Kane's Wrath; C&C: Red Alert 3;
Brothers in Arms: Bound in Blood + Hell's Highway;
Civilization Chronicles Box (Civ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4);
Contract JACK;
Blur;
Split Second;
DIRT 1;
Company of Heroes + Op Fronts;
Suffering: The Tie That Binds;
Lost Planet: Colonies Edition;
DMC3: Special Edition;
Overlord 1 & 2;
SimCity 4: Gold + SimCity Societies;
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space (AKA Season 2);
Dawn of War 1: Gold Edition;
Age of Pirates 2;
SWAT 4 + Expansion;

Bah, that ain't even tipping the iceberg here of Retail games...

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#10065 pROvIs

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:47 AM

I would say over all: wii, ps3, ps2, ds, and psp I probably have around 75 games in my retail backlog.


A fourth of my mixed mainly 360/ps3 backlog just got sent to amazon for selling today. 84 pounds and 80 items. Part of me was sad to see it go but I'm also relieved. I'm at a point now where if it isn't on my pc and I don't stop everything to play it when i get it then it's going to the pile of shame.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:51 AM

What if Steam does a 75% off or better sale, sometime way down the line...? ;)

Unless I can get an incredible deal on a game upon release (think 50% or better) and the game likely will stuff lots of content upon release, I usually wait to buy the game LATER.

If there lots of DLC planned or game is from a company known to release LOTS of DLC, it's another sign that I should wait for major price-drops on base game or wait for some sort of Complete Pack.


If it goes 75% off for the holiday sale, I'll definitely buy it regardless of how bad the port it. I also seriously hope modders will fix Blighttown. Console versions had major framerate drops in that area and doesn't looks like it's fixed for PC. I haven't heard of any news for future DLC. I don't think From Software has done DLC before. I think the only reason there's DLC at all was because so many fans requested a PC version, so they wanted to add something special for it.

1. Porting the game to PC isn’t going as well as expected.

2. Not only will there be no high-definition PC version of Dark Souls, the frame-rate in areas like Blighttown will not be fixed.

When asked whether PC optimization will fix poor frame-rates, Uchiyama had only bad news. In order to get the game ported to PC in a reasonable amount of time, sacrifices had to be made. No fixes or optimizations to framerates will make it to the Prepare to Die edition. Bighttown will still be lag-town, even on a high-end gaming rig.

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#10067 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:53 AM

For those who are fans of Pendulo Studio's Adventure games, they are having a kickstarter (different site, same idea) for their new game.

Day One


Also I am kicking myself for not buying Orcs Must Die Sooner. It's like mixing Serious Sam and Tower Defense, fucking awesome.
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#10068 RollingSkull

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:00 AM

Man, I am liking Desura more and more the more I use it.

Speaking of which, is this off topic? Sure. Any worse than the rest of the thread? Hell no.

Game of the year is here folks: http://www.desura.co...e-young-century
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#10069 pantsattack

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:01 AM

Square published Supreme Commander 2...?


I'm thinking of Front Mission Evolved. Huh, I thought they had different publishers because FME wasn't in that big Amazon pack with SC.

And $6? I said I want it on sale!

#10070 spoderman

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:05 AM

I'm thinking of Front Mission Evolved. Huh, I thought they had different publishers because FME wasn't in that big Amazon pack with SC.

And $6? I said I want it on sale!


It doesn't go on sale often. $6 (or whatever price gamersgate had it for) is the cheapest price it's ever been.

#10071 BigSpoonyBard

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:10 AM

Man, I am liking Desura more and more the more I use it.


But... But... It's for INDIE GAMES!!!! ;)

Game of the year is here folks: http://www.desura.co...e-young-century


Ye Gods, that looks both amazing and impossible to play in the company of any other human being

When her boyfriend gets kidnapped by the queen of a succubus force known as the ‘Sexilicious Seven’, Pecan’s adventure for love, justice and divine punishment begins! She transforms into the Buxom and Brave Banzai Pecan, with the strength of ten-thousand men and the power of a Goddess hell-bent on Justice! Nothing will stand in her way, be it girls dressed in bunny-outfits or crazed-female demons; all shall be punished at the force of her fist! She will stop at nothing until she regains her love and justice!


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#10072 DarenDF

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:29 AM

Well read your post Bigspoonybard, and at first I figured you must have just typed that up for fun. But no, thats what the game page actually says. Yep i'm done here, going to bed.

#10073 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:36 AM

Man, I am liking Desura more and more the more I use it.

Speaking of which, is this off topic? Sure. Any worse than the rest of the thread? Hell no.

Game of the year is here folks: http://www.desura.co...e-young-century

Dear god please put this in an Indie Royale bundle. I wanna play this, but not for $15. More like maybe $5.
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#10074 evildeadjedi

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:44 AM

My retail list is mainly PC. But, yeah - it's pretty extensive.

It probably goes as far back as Thief 2: The Metal Age (from Thief: Platinum Collection - Retail Box)...

EDIT:
Some untouched and/or unfinished stuff from Retail includes:
Warcraft 3 Battlechest; WOW Battlechest; Starcraft Battlechest;
Homeworld 1 & 2;
Gal Civ 1: Ultimate;
C&C Anniversary X; C&C 3 + Kane's Wrath; C&C: Red Alert 3;
Brothers in Arms: Bound in Blood + Hell's Highway;
Civilization Chronicles Box (Civ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4);
Contract JACK;
Blur;
Split Second;
DIRT 1;
Company of Heroes + Op Fronts;
Suffering: The Tie That Binds;
Lost Planet: Colonies Edition;
DMC3: Special Edition;
Overlord 1 & 2;
SimCity 4: Gold + SimCity Societies;
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space (AKA Season 2);
Dawn of War 1: Gold Edition;
Age of Pirates 2;
SWAT 4 + Expansion;

Bah, that ain't even tipping the iceberg here of Retail games...


How many of those did you rebuy on Steam? ;)

A fourth of my mixed mainly 360/ps3 backlog just got sent to amazon for selling today. 84 pounds and 80 items. Part of me was sad to see it go but I'm also relieved. I'm at a point now where if it isn't on my pc and I don't stop everything to play it when i get it then it's going to the pile of shame.


Good job man! I have considered that a few times but have yet to pull the trigger.

Dear god please put this in an Indie Royale bundle. I wanna play this, but not for $15. More like maybe $5.


Agreed! I mean just read the description:


"When her boyfriend gets kidnapped by the queen of a succubus force known as the ‘Sexilicious Seven’, Pecan’s adventure for love, justice and divine punishment begins! She transforms into the Buxom and Brave Banzai Pecan, with the strength of ten-thousand men and the power of a Goddess hell-bent on Justice! Nothing will stand in her way, be it girls dressed in bunny-outfits or crazed-female demons; all shall be punished at the force of her fist! She will stop at nothing until she regains her love and justice!"

If that's not GOAT I don't know what is! :lol:
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:51 AM

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:03 AM

Thanks again man. :)

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#10077 RollingSkull

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:06 AM

My retail list is mainly PC. But, yeah - it's pretty extensive.

It probably goes as far back as Thief 2: The Metal Age (from Thief: Platinum Collection - Retail Box)...

EDIT:
Some untouched and/or unfinished stuff from Retail includes:
Warcraft 3 Battlechest; WOW Battlechest; Starcraft Battlechest;
Homeworld 1 & 2;
Gal Civ 1: Ultimate;
C&C Anniversary X; C&C 3 + Kane's Wrath; C&C: Red Alert 3;
Brothers in Arms: Bound in Blood + Hell's Highway;
Civilization Chronicles Box (Civ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4);
Contract JACK;
Blur;
Split Second;
DIRT 1;
Company of Heroes + Op Fronts;
Suffering: The Tie That Binds;
Lost Planet: Colonies Edition;
DMC3: Special Edition;
Overlord 1 & 2;
SimCity 4: Gold + SimCity Societies;
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space (AKA Season 2);
Dawn of War 1: Gold Edition;
Age of Pirates 2;
SWAT 4 + Expansion;

Bah, that ain't even tipping the iceberg here of Retail games...


Okay, here's what you need to do. Throw Contract JACK away. If you have played NOLF2, you're set. If not, what the flying hell is wrong with you? NOLF1 and 2 are amazing.

Second, bump SWAT4 to the top of your list. It's not as hard as it might seem, and it's by Irrational Games so somehow they fill with atmosphere a game that should be dry as hell.

And, of course, Thief 2.

Everything else, eh. But these are the sorts of games you should get in before you die
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:07 AM

Man, I am liking Desura more and more the more I use it.[/url]

I know that bad language is frowned upon at CAG but gosh darn doohickey heck Titan Quest is good. Really good.

Also, I like Desura too.

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#10079 motoki

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:07 AM

I'm hyped, regardless of port quality or gfwl downsides. I've yet to play the game at all, putting it off for the hopes of a pc release. Have it pre-ordered at GMG for $32. I plan on using a 360 controller most likely, so as long as I can force AA and it doesn't crash, I'll be fine.


I think "as long as...it doesn't crash, I'll be fine" falls firmly in the 'You know your expectations for a game are low if...' category. ;)

For those who are fans of Pendulo Studio's Adventure games, they are having a kickstarter (different site, same idea) for their new game.

Day One


I saw but, AHEM MysterD turn around, I don't want the DRM free copy of it. I will wait for it to go on Steam. It looks really interesting though and I hope it gets made.

As an aside, there are a number of kickstarters or similar projects I would have contributed to if the creators had simply promised Steam keys if the game makes it on there. I know there's some doubt as to whether Valve will approve certain games, but I don't see them rejecting a Pendulo game, plus with Greenlight I think a lot more games are going to be let in.

Man, I am liking Desura more and more the more I use it.


I think it could use a bit of a UI overhaul but overall I really like it. And I say this as someone who was very resistant to using another client at first. I like the idea of an optional client that you don't necessarily need to run to be able to play the games but it's there if you want them organized and updated. I also like that they are very supportive of, ahem, the I word and are not all high and mighty about not wanting to let this that or the other game in.

As much as I like Steam, sometimes their decisions baffle me. They've turned down some games that imho were quite good. Now if all of the games in their store were of the utmost quality I maybe could see it but they have quite a number of stinkers in there like Bad Rats. Once you let Bad Rats in you have no excuse for turning anyone's game down.

Speaking of which, is this off topic? Sure. Any worse than the rest of the thread? Hell no.

Game of the year is here folks: http://www.desura.co...e-young-century


Want!

I mean, I don't $15 want, but I still want. I wish Desura did more sales. They are pretty chintzy about that but I guess they just let the devs do what they want instead of twisting their arm to slash prices.


Ye Gods, that looks both amazing and impossible to play in the company of any other human being


Says the person who got 100% completion of Coconut Queen with all of the tikis, including the naughty ones.

I know that bad language is frowned upon at CAG but gosh darn doohickey heck Titan Quest is good. Really good.


In case someone missed the sales for it recently at Steam and/or Gamersgate, it is on sale now for $4 at THQ's site. Note that it does not activate on Steam though.

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How many of those did you rebuy on Steam? ;)


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#10080 DPsycho

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:23 AM

To me it's almost like saying 'Press the start button' is a spoiler.


Dude, I hadn't gotten past that part yet!!

Deponia is now available on Steam and 20% off ($15.99) until August 14.


Oh, they made The Whispered World. That game rarely goes on sale, though I found a physical copy at Half Price Books pretty cheaply. I left it on my wishlist long enough to see that it remained at full price through the summer sale.

My concern is that this one, which looks amazing and is now on my wishlist, may also not get any other discounts for a long while. Decisions, decisions...

Edit: Now that I look at their individual store pages, I see that this new one is self-published whereas as TWW has "Deep Silver, Viva Media" listed as publisher. Perhaps there's no cause for concern after all if lack of sales is the fault of those other companies.

I'm going to hope that the introductory 20% off is a good sign.