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#9751 Mooby

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:16 PM

Civ 3 is definitely not terrible. In some ways it is better than IV and certainly miles better than V.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

Do you guys think i should get Counter-Strike Complete for $9.99 or wait it out till the winter sale?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:27 PM

I concur with Mooby: Civ 3 is a fantastic game. That said, I prefer Civ 4 Complete to Civ 3.

I can't compare it to Civ 5... I've avoided Civ 5 after reading too many negative comments about the game.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:30 PM

Not too much of a haul for me:

Steam:
Rock of Ages $2.39
Turba $1.24 (no clue, but I love Audiosurf, so...)
Fable $2.49

Amazon:
Paradox War Chest $7.49 (I've been waiting on Victoria II and Hearts of Iron 3, so this was perfect!)

Total $13.61

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

I paid about $17 this summer (I think), but I was willing to pay to buy it then because I wanted to get the GoG backup copy as well.


I'm in the same boat.

So wait, there's one more set of flash deals rolling in 5-ish hours right? Then that's it and we are safe to buy anything that didn't make a flash or daily?

Assuming they don't pull a Jade Empire tomorrow, that is.


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...and I kinda want Jade Empire as tomorrow's daily =D

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

I'd really like to get GTA IV but I'm wondering if people still play this online, full servers.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

Ah, Total War Shogun and Fall of the Samurai are back up in price from before. Should have pulled the trigger

Fall of the Samurai is $7.50 on GamersGate or else both will definitely be on sale over Christmas.

I also felt the sting of that "great deal" unplayed Witcher 2 for $16.50 this summer. I'm making a push to (a) buy less stuff and (b) prioritize some of my recent AAA titles to the front so at least I'll have played them when they drop more.

And, on that note...

Blockland - Free (Hey, I'll count it in my haul!)
KOTOR 2 - $2.50 (Steam)
Call of Juarez - $2.50 (Steam)
Orcs Must Die:GOTY - $2.50 (GamersGate, inc. blue coin cashback)
FEAR bundle - $9 (Amazon)
Max Payne 3 - $9 (GG, inc bc cashback)
Dishonored - $18 (GG, inc bc cashback)

Total: $43.50

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:41 PM

Oooh, forgot Blockland. I enjoyed what I played out of that one a lot too.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:42 PM

I'd really like to get GTA IV but I'm wondering if people still play this online, full servers.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

... Blockland - Free (Hey, I'll count it in my haul!)...


Oooh, forgot Blockland. I enjoyed what I played out of that one a lot too.


I'm so jelly...

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:46 PM

This was my first Autumn sale (I joined Steam around day 2 or 3 of the Winter Sale last year) and I wasn't really disappointed. My backlog makes it rare for me to purchase anything for more than $10, but I built up a pretty big Steam wallet from trade-ins to Gamestop. I grabbed a bunch of the cheap RPG's that were 75% off or $2.50.

Any thoughts on what will be in the last set of flash deals?

I was hoping for a Risen 2 package with a hefty discount because it seemed like the price was dropping like a rock, but I guess it was too close to the last time it was on sale. I'm gonna hold out for the Winter sale.

I'm a little surprised there hasn't been a better sale on the Divinity Anthology. Sure, the Divinity 2 Developer's Cut came out recently, but before then Divinity 2 had been in some pretty big sales. If it's not one of the last flash sales, I expect it'll get a good discount for the Winter Sale.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:49 PM

Tempted for Witcher 2 at that price but I just bought it for $10 from that Microsoft sale...

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:52 PM

Was Civ 3 the one that was put on the back burner cause of Alpha Centauri?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:54 PM

I bought Civ 3 in the metal tin at release, installed it, played it once and never touched it again. I'm pretty sure I still have the discs and manual around here somewhere. It was a buggy slog at the time and I just couldn't give up Civ 2 for that mess.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:01 AM

Cheapest Steam sale for me ever. KOTOR II at $2.50 was literally all I spent. I wanted CS:GO, Orcs Must Die 2, and Torchlight II, but I can hold out at least until the Winter sale.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

Civ 3 is definitely not terrible. In some ways it is better than IV and certainly miles better than V.


Oh yeah? How you like that corruption mechanic? There is a reason it doesn't exist in Civ4. Probably the most hated game mechanic of all time, right after QTEs.

Was Civ 3 the one that was put on the back burner cause of Alpha Centauri?


Civ2 and SMAC were lead by Brian Reynolds, he left after SMAC. Civ3 was a new team, new design ideas, and new game mechanics that were not fun.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:05 AM

Also just restating that The Witcher 2 should be a must buy for $7.50 expecially for anyone still ont he fence. It's one of the best RPGs I have ever played. Just be sure to play it on Dark Mode.

I don't think it will be more then 75% off during the Winter Sale but maybe they will lower the MSRP, but I doubt it.

#9768 MysterD

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:11 AM

Wow I bought Witcher 2 for $16 during the summer sale and have yet to play it. Now it's $7.49?

FML


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Don't buy games at less than 75% off, unless you plan to play them ASAP.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:11 AM

Also just restating that The Witcher 2 should be a must buy for $7.50 expecially for anyone still ont he fence. It's one of the best RPGs I have ever played. Just be sure to play it on Dark Mode.

I don't think it will be more then 75% off during the Winter Sale but maybe they will lower the MSRP, but I doubt it.


Also, don't forget that you can get a key for a backup copy on GOG as well. One could easily get said key and sell it to lower the price to paid for the game just a bit more. Both parties would be greatly satisfied, and everyone walks away happy. Just a thought. ;)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:12 AM

Civ 3 is definitely not terrible. In some ways it is better than IV and certainly miles better than V.


What are the negatives about Civ V compared to IV? I've never played any in the series but I was watching Civ V videos today and they got me interested.

Also, anyone think Civ V will go even lower during the winter sale?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

Any thoughts on what will be in the last set of flash deals?

I don't know but I'm hoping for Endless Space and Warlock for the DLC.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

That's an amazing avatar. I wish someone would make something like that for me ;)


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:15 AM

So wait, there's one more set of flash deals rolling in 5-ish hours right? Then that's it and we are safe to buy anything that didn't make a flash or daily?

Assuming they don't pull a Jade Empire tomorrow, that is.


So, besides Jade Empire - what's the rare game that NEVER goes on sale, but will go on sale tomorrow and TROLL everyone?
Hmmmmm....
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:16 AM

So, besides Jade Empire - what's the rare game that NEVER goes on sale, but will go on sale tomorrow and TROLL everyone?
Hmmmmm....
;)


The proper form is a game that NEVER goes on sale, but is on sale for 50% right now, and will promptly be 75% off or more during the daily deal tomorrow.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

The proper form is a game that NEVER goes on sale, but is on sale for 50% right now, and will promptly be 75% off or more during the daily deal tomorrow.


Remember when Steam didn't have daily deals? Back like 2 years ago, when we all had money and our sanity?

Ahh... Those were the days.

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#9776 MysterD

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:21 AM

Never pay more than $10 for a game!


That rule would apply more so to Triple-A $60 titles more so than anything.
That $10 or less rule really doesn't always apply.

What if it's an Indie game that start off at $10 normally (i.e. Hotline Miami)?

75% off is the better rule - b/c most games on Steam never hit below 75%. :P
This "75% off or the rare better % off" rule is best used for games you plan to instantly "Backlog."

There's the rare exceptions you can make - i.e. it's a game you for some reason must have and play RIGHT NOW as soon as it's purchased and fully downloaded.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:24 AM

Fuck just got back from work and looks like im buying a few more things

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:24 AM

Tempted for Witcher 2 at that price but I just bought it for $10 from that Microsoft sale...


Here's a question - does the Steam version of Witcher 2 give a key that you can activate on GOG?
Obviously, you can activate Witcher 2 PC Retail over GOG - so you can get the extra goodies.

SIDE NOTE:
I already own Witcher 2 from GOG directly.
Great game.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:25 AM

The proper form is a game that NEVER goes on sale, but is on sale for 50% right now, and will promptly be 75% off or more during the daily deal tomorrow.


Hmmmm....maybe Vampire Bloodlines, yes? ;)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:25 AM

Here's a question - does the Steam version of Witcher 2 give a key that you can activate on GOG?
Obviously, you can activate Witcher 2 PC Retail over GOG - so you can get the extra goodies.

SIDE NOTE:
I already own Witcher 2 from GOG directly.
Great game.

What extras do you mean?