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#6001 dfg

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:43 AM

I think it's worth it, especially if you like the movies. There are a lot of small details that I like about the game, like how the sound effects for the alien screams and pulse rifle shots sound straight out of the movies.


Even the original one from 2000 did a good job with the sound. That motion detector ping gave me teh shivers.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:52 AM

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:58 AM

Dungeon Defenders is getting a new Halloween event and it, along with last year's Halloween content, will be free next week.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:13 AM

I had a camping trip like that once.


Come now, isn't the end where you started? ;)


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:31 AM

Awesome!

I won't pretend like I wasn't going to buy this anyways, but still cool.

I think I had purchased Post Mortem from the discount bin at Fry's years ago, but never got very far, because the game is supposed to send you emails while you play and also give you web pages to search for clues. I always got errors when trying to go to the pages you had to go to and never did receive the emails to advance the game along. Maybe it's patched in the Steam version though.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:02 AM

I think I had purchased Post Mortem from the discount bin at Fry's years ago, but never got very far, because the game is supposed to send you emails while you play and also give you web pages to search for clues. I always got errors when trying to go to the pages you had to go to and never did receive the emails to advance the game along. Maybe it's patched in the Steam version though.



I think you're thing of Missing: Since January. That game was fascinating because of having to research the internet for clues and getting emails but yeah, even when the game launched it didn't work that well. Awesome atmosphere and I enjoyed it when it worked. Post Mortem is the first game in the McPherson Trilogy with Still Life 1 and 2 coming afterwards.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:18 AM

3: Either Anna (developer is Dreampainters), or Drawn: The Painted Tower


I doubt it would be Drawn: The Painted Tower. It never gets discounted during Steam sales, leading me to believe that the publisher isn't supporting it in any way. I ended up buying it and its sequel from Half Price Books since I gave up on Steam offering it cheaply.

Granted, it would be nice if it were in a bundle, and thus added to my Steam collection at last, but I just don't see the publisher approaching Groupees for something like this if they won't even put it on sale.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:24 AM

I think I had purchased Post Mortem from the discount bin at Fry's years ago, but never got very far, because the game is supposed to send you emails while you play and also give you web pages to search for clues. I always got errors when trying to go to the pages you had to go to and never did receive the emails to advance the game along. Maybe it's patched in the Steam version though.


Yeah, you are definitely thinking Missing: Since January and maybe even the follow up. I have both but never finished them. Wonder if they will still work now? I would think they would not sell them if they didn't work.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:20 AM

Steam has 2 big sales before the end of the year right now. First is the Black Friday one that they call the Autumn Sale. It is only for 5-7 days but is good and then we have the big daddy of them all, the Holiday Sale which last 10-14 days. Starts around Dec 20th and ends a few days into the new year.


Since this is my first year of PC gaming in quite some time and I had missed out on the previous Autumn/Winter, let me ask a question. Are the prices for the Winter Sale cheaper or about the same as the Autumn Sale? While I'm sure some stuff -- especially that at 75% off -- has bottomed out, what if something, say, Skyrim was offered for $20 during Autumn. Would there be a good chance or no chance that it might hit $15 for Winter?

#6010 Bloodbooger

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:52 AM

Since this is my first year of PC gaming in quite some time and I had missed out on the previous Autumn/Winter, let me ask a question. Are the prices for the Winter Sale cheaper or about the same as the Autumn Sale? While I'm sure some stuff -- especially that at 75% off -- has bottomed out, what if something, say, Skyrim was offered for $20 during Autumn. Would there be a good chance or no chance that it might hit $15 for Winter?


Well, Skyrim is just going to keep getting cheaper over time, so the winter sale might be the price you're looking for.

The older and indie games get huge drops, but they're pretty comparable year to year. When I say older, sometimes it's just a matter of months old.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:05 AM

and those two sales will probably be just as awful as the past 2 years.

Seriously, GamersGate will price match / beat pretty much every single one of those sales on the same day, a week or so before, or a week or so later, without taking into account the 5% back in Blue Coins or the IGN discount. You would have to be an idiot, or a fanboy, to buy on steam instead of the cheaper options (Amazon will pricematch too, they did for some of the popular deals last summer).
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:07 AM

and those two sales will probably be just as awful as the past 2 years.

Seriously, GamersGate will price match / beat pretty much every single one of those sales on the same day, a week or so before, or a week or so later, without taking into account the 5% back in Blue Coins or the IGN discount. You would have to be an idiot, or a fanboy, to buy on steam instead of the cheaper options (Amazon will pricematch too, they did for some of the popular deals last summer).


Not every game is steam activatable. If you can activate it on steam I will go for the cheaper price every time.

But if it doesn't activate on steam, I'd rather have it in my steam library and pay the extra dollar to have it there buying direct from steam.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:08 AM

You've gotta be a serious GG fanboy if you think the past two Winter Steam sales were awful.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:45 AM

Since this is my first year of PC gaming in quite some time and I had missed out on the previous Autumn/Winter, let me ask a question. Are the prices for the Winter Sale cheaper or about the same as the Autumn Sale? While I'm sure some stuff -- especially that at 75% off -- has bottomed out, what if something, say, Skyrim was offered for $20 during Autumn. Would there be a good chance or no chance that it might hit $15 for Winter?

I would say 75% is the lowest you'll typically see. There's only a few weeks between Black Friday and Christmas so, if you really want Skyrim on sale and it's 66% on BF, I'd just wait the couple weeks and see. Spend some quality time with your backlog.

Prices on Skyrim have been fairly stable though since I assume the game still sells well. I wouldn't expect to see it at bottomed out pricing yet but maybe I'll be proven wrong.

Best advice I can give is to wait for a price you can afford and think is fair and just embrace your decision. You can make yourself feel much more sour over $3 than $3 is worth when a game goes from 66% to 75% or another place has it a little cheaper or you could have gotten a DLC bundled for the same price. Stuff will always go on sale cheaper. Either a deeper discount or a lowered base price or in a bundle or GOTY edition or whatever. If you're not going to play it today and seeing it for a few bucks cheaper will bother you, just wait because it will be a few bucks cheaper later on.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:03 AM

Man, I just bought AvP on Gamestop/Impulse and it was painful. They kept saying my computer was unknown and sending me verification keys (like Steam does) except it took like six keys before it would accept it. Then it finally let's me buy the game, I have to install the app to get my key (I always uninstall it immediately each time) and the app says my computer is unknown and needs a verification key :roll:

That time it only took three keys. Then it wanted to install an updated version of the app it just installed, I said "No thanks" and grabbed my Steam key and ran like hell. Nice price on the game but, man, they sure don't make it easy.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:20 AM

75% is a good baseline for game purchases, unless you anticipate an MSRP drop then you can wait. For indie games, there is always the risk it might be in an indie bundle so only buy if you absolutely want to play right away.

On another note, Gamersgate is having a Killing Floor sale too and cheaper than Steam! I bought a six pack and have slots available at $3.75. PM if interested.

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#6017 Blade

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:52 AM

Not every game is steam activatable. If you can activate it on steam I will go for the cheaper price every time.

But if it doesn't activate on steam, I'd rather have it in my steam library and pay the extra dollar to have it there buying direct from steam.


Totally agreed, but you shouldn't respond to trolls. "Lol obvious Steam thread? I'M GONNA POST HOW MUCH BETTER GAMERSGATE IS! Mom, come in here and watch me troll these guys!" :lol:

That said, I can't wait to see the deals Amazon puts out in the coming months. They had some awesome Steam bundles last year bundled with $5 gift certificates, and the concept had only been around for a few months. Now that it's had over a year of refinement, I'm sure we'll be buying a majority of our Steam games there. Nice to have competitive pricing options.
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#6018 Eldredpe

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:29 AM

That said, I can't wait to see the deals Amazon puts out in the coming months. They had some awesome Steam bundles last year bundled with $5 gift certificates, and the concept had only been around for a few months. Now that it's had over a year of refinement, I'm sure we'll be buying a majority of our Steam games there. Nice to have competitive pricing options.


Yeah, when they first started the 5$ promo sale stuff last winter I shrugged it off and didn't think much of it, then a month later I was kicking myself as I was missing out on a ton of games I would have gotten for free if I'd just bought the earlier games at Amazon in the first place.

I will not be making that mistake again.

And on the comment of spending some quality time with your backlog, I wholeheartedly recommend it. I've been burning through indie games I got in bundles and shorter, older big-budget games that have been in my backlog. It's extremely satisfying, and I'm finding a few gems to boot.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:40 AM

And on the comment of spending some quality time with your backlog, I wholeheartedly recommend it. I've been burning through indie games I got in bundles and shorter, older big-budget games that have been in my backlog. It's extremely satisfying, and I'm finding a few gems to boot.


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#6020 TsaebehT

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:00 PM

If there is one, I hope Silent Hill: Homecoming is offered for a reasonable price this time around. It's bad enough Steam is one of the only places one can obtain the PC version.

I know it's not a great Silent Hill, but at least it features another score by Akira Yamaoka.


Oct. 27th, I'm assuming the Halloween sale, of last year it hit $13.59, and then on Nov. 28th & Dec. 23rd it was $9.99. So I'm not buying it until it's $9.99 or less, it was $19.99 during the summer sale which was disappointing to say the least. I've been wanting this game ever since I built a 3DPC earlier this year, if I had any idea I was going to be I would have paid more attention to the steam sales last year.

I think it's a really great game, I had a lot of fun with it on the 360. I can't wait to play it again in 3D. :bouncy:

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:11 PM

I went ahead and bought Brotherhood. I've been wanting it ever since I finished the second game. I'll wait for Revelations to hit the 5-7.50 mark before I jump on it.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:37 PM

A bit late to the Dishonored discussion, but... I've been playing it more this past week. I'm just over five hours of gameplay and I have just finished the first proper mission (High Overseer Campbell). I prefer to do things stealthly, non-lethal all the way (not even dogs or rats), knocking down everyone so I can later walk through the level without much worry. There's a lot of different possibilities for acessing buildings and I found it a joy to discover a different way even after I had made another decision. I can't talk about combat because I haven't engaged in one yet and have no intention of doing it in this playthrough. There's a lot of similarities to the stealth in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the side missions, and the scattered books and items, but the levels (well... the first one at least) feel like they offer more possibilities. The story though is nothing special, at all (at least so far).

All in all, very happy with my purchase.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:01 PM

I doubt it would be Drawn: The Painted Tower. It never gets discounted during Steam sales, leading me to believe that the publisher isn't supporting it in any way. I ended up buying it and its sequel from Half Price Books since I gave up on Steam offering it cheaply.

Granted, it would be nice if it were in a bundle, and thus added to my Steam collection at last, but I just don't see the publisher approaching Groupees for something like this if they won't even put it on sale.


It's published by Big Fish so I suspect they see Steam as somewhat of a competitor to them. Steam hasn't really aggressive pushed into the casual market but nonetheless they sell a lot of casual games.

Also, I don't think anything from Big Fish has made it into a bundle. I think they are more interested in getting people to sub to their monthly service and using a large library of casual games (including the Drawn series) to attract people to that.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

and more hints for the Groupees bundle...

Game 1 teaser: Retro, Rpg - Blood (Desura + Steam’s Greenlight)
Game 2 teaser: It’s Cold - Arctic Circle (Steam)
Game 3 teaser: Painted Dreams - She will hurt you (Steam)
Game 4 teaser: Can’t See – Darkness (Desura)
Game 5 teaser: After Dead - Une baguette (Steam)

I'd say 3 is definitely Anna

Also a video teaser should go up today.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:37 PM

and more hints for the Groupees bundle...

Game 1 teaser: Retro, Rpg - Blood (Desura + Steam’s Greenlight)
Game 2 teaser: It’s Cold - Arctic Circle (Steam)
Game 3 teaser: Painted Dreams - She will hurt you (Steam)
Game 4 teaser: Can’t See – Darkness (Desura)
Game 5 teaser: After Dead - Une baguette (Steam)

I'd say 3 is definitely Anna

Also a video teaser should go up today.


Yeah, seems like it'll be:

Manor of the Damned
Cryostasis
Anna
BlindSide
Post Mortem

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:39 PM

Yeah, seems like it'll be:

Manor of the Damned
Cryostasis
Anna
BlindSide
Post Mortem


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:40 PM

and more hints for the Groupees bundle...

Game 1 teaser: Retro, Rpg - Blood (Desura + Steam’s Greenlight)
Game 2 teaser: It’s Cold - Arctic Circle (Steam)
Game 3 teaser: Painted Dreams - She will hurt you (Steam)
Game 4 teaser: Can’t See – Darkness (Desura)
Game 5 teaser: After Dead - Une baguette (Steam)

I'd say 3 is definitely Anna

Also a video teaser should go up today.


1- manor of the damned

2 cryostasis

3 Anna

4 blindside

5 the graveyard??

#6028 spoderman

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:47 PM

1- manor of the damned

2 cryostasis

3 Anna

4 blindside

5 the graveyard??


#5 is definitely Post Mortem. It takes place in Paris, matching the 2nd hint.

#6029 Drabelincoln

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:06 PM

#5 is definitely Post Mortem. It takes place in Paris, matching the 2nd hint.


Well even better because I own the graveyard and not post Mortem.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:19 PM

I wonder how many of these will be Steam keys.


Hmmmmm, is fox serious here? If so...2, 3 and 4 are steam; 1 is desura + on greenlight; 5 desura.