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The Steam Deal thread V5. The big sale is over. New thread coming soon.


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#9901 Mooby

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:53 AM

I'm going to hold out for the Winter Sale for the rest of my purchases [only STEAM buy was Dawnguard; I want to play this now to hold me over].

The way I see it, the Winter Sale is the last major sale until we hit summer. Going on a spending splurge! :D



Yeah I was pretty conservative. Only things I got were Witcher 2, Castle Crashers (in a 4 pack), and some Dredmor DLC. At worst Castle Crashers will be 75% off and I lose out on like $1. I suppose Witcher 2 could drop some more but... I just don't see it going lower than 75% off the $30 retail for at least another six months or so. Granted Witcher 1 sells for $2.50 but it's over four years old.

#9902 TheLongshot

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:57 AM

To be honest, not much moved me in this sale, which isn't surprising given my backlog.

Total damage:

KOTOR II 2.49
Zeno Clash .99 x2 (Once on Steam, once on Amazon)
MacGuffin's Curse 1.79

Total: $6.26
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#9903 warreni

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:58 AM

Yes. You can also then transfer money from your Paypal to your bank account (as I do once I get paid for the Indie Galas I host).

Pretty convenient. Paypal has some pretty crappy policies elsewhere, but the bank account linking it makes things easier.


Thanks, Fox!

Also, get a free debit MasterCard card for your PayPal account and use it like a credit card (don't use the PIN for purchases, always use as credit). You get 1% cash back at the end of every month for every purchase. I've used it for everything from Bills/Gas/Steam/Amazon/Gamersgate this month. 1% might not seem much, but that extra $4 I got coming to me in a week will buy some nice DLC on Steam. Use it to pay all your bills, and get an extra discount for doing what you already do, free of charge.


walkonshadows, that's a great tip, but my credit really sucks so I won't waste my time getting rejected for that. Thanks for the info, though!
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#9904 walkonshadows

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:59 AM

As to the question of whether you can activate the Steam version of The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition at GOG (Yes) to receive the Backup DRM-FREE version as well as the extras, and to what are the differences:

1. Right Click on The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition while in Library Mode (left pane shows game names)
2. Select "View CD Key"
3. Select "Copy to Clipboard"
4. Go to GOG Witcher/Witcher 2 Backup Copy Redemption
5. Paste the code into the box and hit redeem. Your Backup copy will now be in your GOG Library, as well as all the bonus content.

When you redeem The Witcher 2 on Steam and start downloading it, it will have 2 separate downloads.
The game and a 4.8 GB download titled The Witcher 2: Bonus Content.
This will appear in your Steam folder at the following address: /Steam/steamapps/common/the witcher 2.

Here are the differences between the Steam extras and the GOG extras. Will start with what's the same:

Same Bonus Content at GOG & Steam
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Soundtrack
Map
Game Guide
Manual
Papercraft Dolls
Pamphlet & Envelope

Exclusive to Steam
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Photos of Developer Offices
Promo Pictures
Screenshots

Exclusive to GOG
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Wallpapers
Artbook
Avatars
Artworks
many more videos other than just Developer Diaries
Triss Playboy Session
Comic Book
4 Bonus Tracks to the Soundtrack

There's definitely some overlap, but the clear winner here is GOG. Let Steam download the extras folder (it will automatically anyway). Then consolidate it into the folder that you downloaded the GOG extras into.

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#9905 spoderman

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:59 AM

My haul:

Torchlight 2 4 pack group buy: $7.50
All OMD2 DLC: $3.72
Silverfall Complete: $4.48
Saints Row 3 Unlockable Pack & Genki Girl Pack: $1.23
Dungeons of Dredmor CotW: $4.48

Total: $21.48

#9906 walkonshadows

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:59 AM

Thanks, Fox!



walkonshadows, that's a great tip, but my credit really sucks so I won't waste my time getting rejected for that. Thanks for the info, though!


lol, so does mine, but they still gave it to me.

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#9907 Mooby

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:00 AM

@walkon - Thanks for that info re: Witcher 2.

#9908 Jackovasaurus

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:01 AM

Binding of Isaac still doesn't support a 360 pad, does it? I really don't like playing that game with a m+KB.

#9909 Stoneage

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:01 AM

Is the guy in the Binding of Isaac trailer Cheapy? I like to believe so.
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#9910 gomikeoh

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:02 AM

Steam:
16. Tomb Raider: Legend: $2.49
17. Tomb Raider: Anniversary: $2.49
18. Batman: Arkham City GOTY: $7.49
19. Orcs Must Die 2 Complete: $6.24

Total: $179.23 :)

you shoulda picked up lara croft and the guardian of light. its probably better than legend and anniversary combined. its really that good. but great prices on those two tomb raider games nevertheless.

#9911 veb

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:07 AM

I haven't been around the forums for a while (been playing games instead of buying them...lolol) but did catch the tail end of the autumn sales and got me....

Coconut Queen

AND

Secrets of the Magic Crystal

Thought you guys would be proud. :D

Binding of Isaac still doesn't support a 360 pad, does it? I really don't like playing that game with a m+KB.


Not really. afaik, the controls are really really poopy with a ps3 controller even though it technically sort of 'works'. It's far better with a keyboard and mouse.

#9912 DarenDF

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:16 AM

Grabbed torchlight II to round off the sale and Batman Arkham City GOTY went into my inventory. I'll debate activating it and dealing with the DRM or trading it away later this week. Overall a decent sale. Think my total was around $48.

#9913 captain_midnight

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:18 AM

I was doing pretty well until Amazon offered Max Payne 3 + Season Pass for $20. I thought no one else was going to beat that, so I hopped on it, assuming keys would run out within a few hours. Then everybody else started selling the base game for $14.99, and it turns out multiplayer isn't very active, and all the DLC is multiplayer. On the bright side, it's still a great buy for a great game.

Other than that:

Civ 3 Complete: $1.24
Civ 5 Gods & Kings x-pack: $7.49 (Amazon)
Deus Ex HR Missing Link DLC: $3.74
DXHR extras bundle: $0.99
KOTOR II: $2.49
Toki Tori: $0.49

Total, including MP3: $36.43

#9914 DPsycho

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:22 AM

Games for myself:
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - 2.49 USD
Dungeons of Dredmor CotW DLC - 0.74 USD
Sanctum Map Pack 2 DLC - 1.24 USD
Bioshock 1+2 (Amazon) - $4.99
Max Payne Bundle - 3.74 USD
Fable The Lost Chapters - 2.49 USD
Deponia - 6.79 USD
Awesomenauts - 3.39 USD
Silverfall + Earth Awakening Pack - 3.74 USD
Torchlight II 4-pack - (7.49 USD my share)
Cargo Commander - 2.49 USD
Castle Crashers 4-pack - (3.75 USD my share)

My total: $43.34

Games bought for friends as holiday/whatever gifts:
Civ V Gods & Kings Expansion (Amazon) - $7.49
Lucasarts Adventure Bundle - 4.99 USD
Torchlight II 4-pack - (7.50 USD my share)
(sold the other two copies to friends at-cost)

Gift total: $19.98

All told: $63.32


I wasn't going to buy the LucasArts pack until the Winter Sale, but I figured that the worst that could happen buying it now is that I would have saved another $2.50, and this spares me worrying it'll go off the store before I had it. I have a friend who's been itching to play the Indiana Jones games again.

The Torchlight 2 gift copy is for my brother who is waiting on the Mac version release, but I wanted my copy now and figured the 4-pack was the way to go. One of the two friends who bought a copy from me hosted Castle Crashers the next day, so now he owes me half. (I'm not sure he was even aware of the 4-packs until I approached him about mine.)

#9915 JBaz

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:24 AM

man, love me some civ 5 G&K expansion. That totally made the core game even better and more rounded like civ 4.
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#9916 DPsycho

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:27 AM

Still tempted by The Witcher 2 to knock it off of my wishlist and into my backlog (and GoG shelf), but I haven't played the first one yet and have plenty else on my plate at the moment. Would almost bring my total to an even $50, though it's a palindrome right now. Decisions, decisions...

#9917 Dalrint

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:28 AM

Is any of the Just Cause 2 DLC worth it?

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#9918 vince_carter

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:35 AM

Is any of the Just Cause 2 DLC worth it?


the parachute booster is $

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#9919 evildeadjedi

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:37 AM

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Ah, it's nice to see Motoki's memory kept alive.
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Agreed :)

[quote name='DirkBelig']Witcher 2 is mine! Watch it be $5 in one month's time![/QUOTE]

It probably will be, DON'T BITE YET!

[quote name='Motoki']Oh you guys. :imwithst:
Anyway, there's a bunch of crap over at Big Fish on sale for $2.99 if you enter the code CYBER. Most of it IS crap, but some is decent like 4 Elements II which is on Greenlight but oddly not on Steam yet.[/QUOTE]

Motoki!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome back Brawny Gent! 8-)

[quote name='Mooby']Why do I feel buying Witcher 2 for $7.50 is a trap for when it's lowered to $5 at Christmas?[/QUOTE]

It is a TRAP that even Akbar could see coming. DON'T BUY IT YET!!!

[quote name='Mooby']Never pay more than $10 for a game![/QUOTE]

Excellent tip!

[quote name='EliotAndrews']I would very much like to welcome Motoki back to the forums. The company here on the thread has been excellent, but it's nice to know one of the more generous and influential members has decided to rejoin the group.[/QUOTE]

Yes, welcome back Motoki!

[quote name='poxi']This. It's the 5th time when it's 75% off and it will be discounted again on winter sale. I'm predicting a permanent price drop soon. Maybe after then I'll finally grab it.[/QUOTE]

Exactly, just keep waiting it will be cheaper. :)


[quote name='Motoki']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.[/QUOTE]

Trolo! :cold:

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That is a Hawaiian Shirt, but your head 's to big to tell. Enjoy Fluffy.[/QUOTE]

Excellent! :applause:

[quote name='MysterD']I'd recommend players buy Silverfall: Complete Edition [contains both Silverfall (original) + Silverfall: Earth Awakening (stand-alone expansion)].
Install them together into the same folder.
IMHO - it's the BEST way to enjoy both games.
Earth Awakening continues the story from where the ending of Silverfall (original campaign) leaves off, so you're best off playing Silverfall (original campaign) w/ EA installed - just for all the technical improvements.

I played Silverfall (original) BEFORE the expansion even came out; and have played it afterwards when Earth Awakening came out - I bought both imports years ago cheap from Gogamer.
With Earth Awakening installed, the original game's EXTREMELY IMPROVED - it's like a difference of night and day here. All the technical issues are pretty much GONE.
I never tried this game on Win 7, so I can't speak on that. But, on Win XP - yeah, it ran tons better w/ Earth Awakening installed.

DO NOT buy Silverfall original ALONE. Don't do it - you'll be missing out on the overhaul EA gives it, since the original game never got an overhaul patch.
Earth Awakening IS the overhaul patch....and also contains new content and a new campaign.[/QUOTE]

This sounds awesome! I'm sold! Bought!
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#9920 spoderman

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

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That is a Hawaiian Shirt, but your head 's to big to tell. Enjoy Fluffy.


LOL I didn't see your post until now. That's awesome, thanks! :lol:

#9921 Mighty Tor

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:42 AM

Spent more than I wanted but since I've been waiting for the Street Fighter DLC to go on sale on on the 360 and it probably never will I'll take what I can get with Steam (as much as I hate giving Capcom anything these days)... beats $36+ in just costume DLC.

SSFIVAE Complete: $13.50
Torchlight 2: $10
Sonic Generations: $7.50
KOTOR 2: $2.50
Intrusion 2: $3.40

Then Dark Souls from Amazon: $15

and just rounding out the Black Friday spending Forza Horizon from MS: $15

Rounded total: $67

Thought I was going to get out of this cheaper after the binge on the summer sale. Already started on Torchlight 2 to feel like I'm getting value since I didn't wait for the 75% mark. Getting back a car payment next month means it'll be time to try and put a dent in the backlog and give up the impulse spending for awhile (but yay car with working speedometer).

Edited by Mighty Tor, 27 November 2012 - 05:56 AM.
poor sleep deprived diction


#9922 DirkBelig

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:52 AM

Even though my buddy gave me $20 in my Steam wallet last week, I didn't buy anything during this sale, though I almost bit on Witcher 2. I'm just afraid it will drop to $5 during the Christmas sale and after screwing myself on Arkham City, I'm going to hold off and play my backlog. I did buy Sleeping Dogs off a CAG for $15, though.

EDIT: Heh, I see evildeadjedi advised me to do what I did, which was to not bite on Witcher 2.

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#9923 MIND LINK

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

- Castle Crashers
- 4 of the 5 Warlock DLCs
- Puzzle Dimension
- Critter Crunch
- Sengoku
- Paradox War Chest
- Pint Sized Paradox pack
- Two Worlds
- Two Worlds 2

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#9924 sleeping_lights_on

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:00 AM

Every sale I cry for my Sacred 2. Come back to me! Oh the time we could log together.
I now officially have *way* to many games to play. I look foolish. 10 minutes in this game! oh wait 5 minutes in this one. *crap* 4.5 minutes here.
Yet, knowing that those games are safely in my Steam library, waiting for me gives me comfort. Never to be stolen and taken away forever.
My 120 hours in New Vegas is something I'm quite proud of. My 70 hours in Civ5. I wish GW2 was on steam so I could show those numbers too.

#9925 hal

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:07 AM

Final Haul (I think) about $60 at Steam and maybe $15-20 at Amazon

Steam DLC:
Civ V Gods and Kings Expansion
Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam, Legacy of Rome
Dungeon Defenders: Lucky Costume Pack, Penny Arcade Character Pack
Quantum Conundrum: Desmonds Debacle, IKE-aramba
Saints Row: The Third - Unlockable Pack

Steam Games:
Hotline Miami
Intrusion 2
Orcs Must Die 2 - Complete Pack
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II
Torchlight II
Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai Collection
The Witcher 2
Zombie Driver HD

Steam via Amazon:
Silverfall, Silverfall Earth Awakening
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
Serious Sam 3 DLC: Jewel of the Nile
Sonic 4 Ep 2

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#9926 icedrake523

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:11 AM

Sniper Elite Collection
Crusader Kings II Ruler Designer DLC

Total: <$15

Nothing on my wishlist hit 75% off/must-buy price other than Darksiders II but I might get that for the WiiU. I might have bit on Dishonored but I think I'll wait for under $20. In the mean time, I'll play Deus Ex and Sniper Elite to get my fill of stealth games.

#9927 xanchui

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:11 AM

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#9928 motoki

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:13 AM

So I got

Silverfall + Earth Awakening Pack 3.74 USD (because everyone else is doing it :-P)
Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome 1.24 USD
Tropico 4: Pirate Heaven DLC 0.99 USD
Tropico 4: Megalopolis DLC 0.99 USD
Loki 2.49 USD
Emerald City Confidential 3.99 USD
Critter Crunch 1.74 USD
Lucasarts Adventure Bundle 4.99 USD
Hotel Giant 2 1.24 USD
Roogoo 0.74 USD
Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise - DLC 0.74 USD
And then Castle Crashers at $4.13 as part of a (UK) 4 pack.

I also gifted Torchlight II to my nephew because he wanted it. Apparently one of the other little 10 years olds on the block was talking about it. Kind of cool that word has gotten around about that game even among the mostly console crowd.

I'm hesitating on an eleventh hour Amalur purchase from Amazon but I really don't want to buy an Origin game...

man, love me some civ 5 G&K expansion. That totally made the core game even better and more rounded like civ 4.


I like playing as Austria. The ability buy off city states into your empire totally makes up for having a snooty old lady with a huge bustle as your avatar.

Every sale I cry for my Sacred 2. Come back to me! Oh the time we could log together.
I now officially have *way* to many games to play. I look foolish. 10 minutes in this game! oh wait 5 minutes in this one. *crap* 4.5 minutes here.
Yet, knowing that those games are safely in my Steam library, waiting for me gives me comfort. Never to be stolen and taken away forever.
My 120 hours in New Vegas is something I'm quite proud of. My 70 hours in Civ5. I wish GW2 was on steam so I could show those numbers too.


I'm not even gonna lie, I never play my damned games. And yet somehow I put ton of time into Civ V. There's just something about that game.

I gave up on Sacred 2 and just got it cheap on Gamersgate with the expansion a while back. The sad part is, I'd still rebuy it in a minute if it came back on Steam.

I had to stop myself from re-buying the Drakensang games to get them on Steam because I already have them on Gamersgate. I told myself I'd be better about my spending so that list above was me being restrained after I took a bunch of crap out.

#9929 earvcunanan

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:26 AM

Looking to get the Orcs Must Die 2 Complete 2-Pack. Anyone want the other copy for just $5? I'm on Steam now, my ID: earvcunanan

#9930 The End

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:28 AM

I'm hesitating on an eleventh hour Amalur purchase from Amazon but I really don't want to buy an Origin game...


Keep hesitating. You'll have plenty of other opportunities to pick it up for Origin. It certainly won't be the last time that it's on sale.

I have some interest in playing Amalur, but I'm certainly not dying to play it. I'll keep waiting to see if the powers that be which control the game on Steam decide to put it on sale one day. If not, I'll pick it up on Origin. But there's no hurry. It's not like they're gonna stop selling it on Origin anytime soon. At worst, I'll have Plenty of other chances at getting it at the current bundle price on Amazon.