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#7981 Drabelincoln

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

Is that lego bundle on sale? I haven't been keeping up. The $13 one with Lego harry potter & Batman.


Few weeks late bud. Maybe it will be again round Xmas time.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

It's actually a very respectable PuzzleQuest clone that follows the Mean Girls storyline well enough. Definitely worth the $5 I spent on the 14 pack it came in.

http://www.amazon.co...duct/B009YKGTIY

Also, the reviews on that page are hilarious.


I have to check that Mean Girls game out. I grabbed that bundle a while back mainly for the Doctor Who's since they weren't on Steam. Then they go and release Doctor Who episode 6 on Steam but not on Amazon.

I hope no one bought the Dreamcast pack just for Sonic Adventure DX. The game is a mess. Apparently the Steam version just screws the users over as far as setting it up.

The config menu doesn't work unless you create an entry for it in your registry, and even then, I created it, it was working, and now it's not again. It's also pretty much impossible to change your resolution anything above 1280x720 or something. I've been trying, trust me. Even then, you can only change that resolution in the config... which seems to only work sometimes.

Someone posted that SADXTweaker program before, but it sounds like it doesn't work on the Steam version of the game, only the original PC version. I followed clear instructions on how to use it to change your resolution, and the second I try changing a setting, I just get "Unhandled exception" errors.

There's also no widescreen support. If you want fullscreen, you need to find the config file in Documents/SEGA/Sonic Adventure DX and change the fullscreen value to 1. Do the same with the config file in the game folder as well.

All in all, just a mess. Apparently the Steam version even removed certain species of Chaos. The epitome of a horrible port.


Wait, didn't you originally buy the non-Steam version then complained when the Steam version came out, got a refund and got the Steam version? Now you are complaining about that?

Anyway, I'll grab it in the next couple of days (when I have enough Bing rewards points for a $5 Amazon e-GC) and will have to fiddle with it. So far I've always managed to find ways around any issues with older games on Steam.

If all else fails I can live with 1280x720, which by the way is 16:9 (aka widescreen) the same aspect ratio as 1920x1080. Hell there's some adventure games I play in 640x480. It's somewhat to be expected with some older games. You can always do a stretch to fit full screen option in your video card settings.

I might be one of the 5 people who already played and beat Hell Yeah! on PC, but IMO it's better than a 66. It's plenty goofy, the platforming is good with very tight controls, and it's surprising that 100 "boss" fights never feels tedious.


I never go by Metacritic scores anyway, they only count "professional" gaming site scores which as far as I am concerned are notoriously biased and unreliable. They also never go back and change their scores when things are addressed in an update or patch etc.

Playable demo is probably the best way to tell and barring that I try and check places with a lot of user talk to get the general feel like Amazon reviews (when they aren't bitching about Steam or the game not being able to start on their system or download etc etc) and maybe the Steam forums or what not.

Damn. So by PC version, are they talking also the DRM free versions like on Gamersgate?
http://www.gamersgat...ic-adventure-dx


The odd thing is that Gamersgate shows the collection, which includes Sonic DX as having StarForce, but the actual Sonic DX by itself as DRM free. I thought I read somewhere that Sega removed the DRM at one point but I can't find the reference where I saw that now.

So uh.. looks like amazon slipped up a bit. They're distributing older keys for the first pack in the genesis bundle. It comes with Sonic 3D blast (along with the other 10 games stated on product page). No idea if this was mentioned previously.. just putting it out there cuz the Sonic games were supposed to be stripped from the bundle.


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

Sine Mora is on sale!

Was this mentioned already. I love shooters and I'm glad to see this.

#7984 Drabelincoln

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:14 PM

Sine Mora is on sale!

Was this mentioned already. I love shooters and I'm glad to see this.


How about hell yeah and the dlc now

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

How about hell yeah and the dlc now


This one is on sale.

#7986 Mooby

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

That one has been on sale since yesterday. Other stuff still nothing.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:28 PM

Shank 2 has been price matched

EDIT: its the Origin and the not steam version :(

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

I have to check that Mean Girls game out. I grabbed that bundle a while back mainly for the Doctor Who's since they weren't on Steam. Then they go and release Doctor Who episode 6 on Steam but not on Amazon.



The Eternity Clock isn't technically Episode 6, although from what I've seen the gameplay is very similar. Because this was actually created for a multiplatform release and was always intended as a commercial product, it's not really part of the Adventure Games series (which were originally released as value-added content for the show on the Beeb's website and available free to download for UK users).

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:01 PM

Lucky you, my copy didn't include it. :(


That's odd, when did you buy it? Maybe this happened very recently.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

I might take you up on that! There's some round flat bread stuffed with chicken that's incredible that I just gotta buy again. I'm also jealous of your cafeteria!

By the way, thanks for discount on the Sonic Generations DLC. I thought the Casino DLC wasn't available for PC so that was a cool surprise for a very good game. I'm not the biggest Sonic fan but this game was like a "best of" all the Sonic game mechanics. Seriously, you guys should check it out. I'm glad I did.


Anytime dude, shoot me a PM with an email or a cell phone number and we can connect. Happy to grab a bite in the cafeteria too. Plus, then you can meet Mr. Paddington Bear.

It doesn't look like Hell Yeah is getting a match, perhaps because it is currently in a bundle? Anyhow, I'll take "no news as bad news" and pick it up on Steam. Inexplicably one of the two DLC is on sale at Amazon. I guess I'll buy that from you instead, Tony.


A lot of stuff didn't get matched, maybe they're still processing? I'm waiting for Hell Yeah, the rest of the DLC, and the Dungeons and Daemons DLC to be matched for Magicka.


Hell Yeah is part of the "Big Picture Sale" which runs till 10 Dec, so there isn't a the "gotta snag it now" urgency of the dailies.


@elessar123 I can strongly recommend Sleeping Dogs. I'd guess it's got around 20 hours of gameplay (my steam timer is messed up to to inordinate amounts of pause-afk).


That one has been on sale since yesterday. Other stuff still nothing.


The hamsters are having a tough couple of days...I brought them out on the town on Friday and a few of them must still be recovering.

Seriously though, the matches are in place, I'm going to bug someone about why they aren't displaying right now.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

The hamsters are having a tough couple of days...I brought them out on the town on Friday and a few of them must still be recovering.

Seriously though, the matches are in place, I'm going to bug someone about why they aren't displaying right now.

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Glad to hear the matches are coming Tony. We create much work for your hamsters so I'm sure they deserved their night out on the town.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

Hell Yeah is now showing up at the pricematched price, still waiting for the Pimp My Rabbit DLC to show up correctly though, and the Magicka DLC is full price.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

yay! Hell yeah @ $3.74 Thx to Tony and all his hamsters

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

Hell Yeah is now showing up at the pricematched price, still waiting for the Pimp My Rabbit DLC to show up correctly though, and the Magicka DLC is full price.


If it's below $1 we won't be matching FYI.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

If it's below $1 we won't be matching FYI.

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Wait what? I thought the policy was that you wouldn't match anything below $0.50? Has that changed, or is it a special case for this sale? Not that I mind, just wondering.

#7996 Mooby

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

The hamsters are having a tough couple of days...I brought them out on the town on Friday and a few of them must still be recovering.

Seriously though, the matches are in place, I'm going to bug someone about why they aren't displaying right now.

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Thanks, sir!

If it's below $1 we won't be matching FYI.

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Possible compromise: just reduce it to the lowest price point you're willing to go to? $0.99 or whatever?

#7997 motoki

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

Does DLC still give a $5 voucher? If so that's kind of nuts.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

Wait what? I thought the policy was that you wouldn't match anything below $0.50? Has that changed, or is it a special case for this sale? Not that I mind, just wondering.


Yeah I picked up some civ v dlc for .74 cents just the other week

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

Does DLC still give a $5 voucher? If so that's kind of nuts.


Yes it does. Could be a route for abuse.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:59 PM

Meh, no such thing as 'abuse' for a pre-planned promotion they didn't exclude things from. And, in the end, just acts as an incentive to make people buy more stuff from Amazon.

#8001 motoki

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

Meh, no such thing as 'abuse' for a pre-planned promotion they didn't exclude things from. And, in the end, just acts as an incentive to make people buy more stuff from Amazon.


I don't know, I could see people who racked up a bunch of these things for little DLC and crap like that then going and getting a whole mess of copies for whatever game they could get a Steam key on for $5 and posting them up on Steamgifts or even trading, selling, holding on to them for later.

Maybe not abuse per say in that the system allows for it but I could definitely see where people could exploit it, particularly on the $5 or less items.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

Yeah I suppose you could have some people turn it into a cottage industry but you could solve that with a limit 1 or 2 with the January promotions. Not limiting the number of codes you could use in total just the number of copies per a given game you could use them on.

Now, I'm not going to lie. If there's some cheap piece of DLC available for a game I want you bet your booty I'm going to buy it off of Amazon, pocket the code, and use it on another game I want in January. Anything less would be contrary to the tenements of being a true cheapass! Re: Amazon's price-matching policy I certainly understand there are limitations but I would prefer them to be (if possible) outlined before hand so at the very least I don't have to annoy Tony with requests that are 'out of bounds/beyond the policy.' As sunghost mentioned, last time the line was at $0.50 now it's apparently at $1.00. I don't have a problem with that but, again, it would be nice to have a reliable guideline. And, even then, if the rules prevent a true price match, then just go to the lowest you're willing to go. I actually ended up paying $1.25 more for the Silvefall games via Amazon as opposed to buying the bundle on Steam because of the promo codes. Is that gaming the system? Sure. But hey, it is money Amazon wouldn't otherwise have. And while viewed individually it's a trivial amount you have to consider the seller's end where they are receiving multiple transactions so even a dollar on the margin adds up.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:16 PM

Too bad Amazon doesn't have Monkey Island =/

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:19 PM

That's odd, when did you buy it? Maybe this happened very recently.

Within a few hours of the deal going live.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

Tony,

Another proposed solution: Offer DLC bundles at discounts. Example: I know myself and several other people have been wanting Warlock DLC discounted but in a couple of instances it would drop them past the $1 floor. Simply sell a mini-pack of ALL of the Warlock DLC for a price that effectively matches the additive total of a 75% off (or whatever discount). That way the buyer can grab something they want from Amazon plus the bonus of a code and Amazon will still be within their policy an prevent and over saturation of promo codes.

For Hell Yeah Amazon could offer the Bonus Levels DLC + Pimp My Rabbit DLC for a little over $2.00 -- consumer gets the 75% discount price matched off of Steam plus a promo code and Amazon prevents excess codes being gamed by picky buyers.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

Hey Tony,

I bought Race 07 from Amazon during the BF Week. Based on the two angry reviews, my bet was that it activated on Steam and it certainly did. However, it's still not mentioned anywhere on the page:

http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B008BLPHBM/

I can confirm that the download from Amazon is only the Steam key, so Steam is required.

Also, STCC also from Layernet is listed as a seperate game on Amazon and no mention of Steam anywhere:

http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B008BLPJ56/

but on Steam it's listed as an add-on that requires Race 07:

http://store.steampo...d.com/app/8690/

I didn't buy STCC, but I bet your download is also just a Steam key and if so you might get another couple of angry customers trying to activate on Steam but not having Race 07. I'd suggest a check with your back office on those two titles (or maybe revise the whole Layernet catalog).

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

Tony,

Another proposed solution: Offer DLC bundles at discounts. Example: I know myself and several other people have been wanting Warlock DLC discounted but in a couple of instances it would drop them past the $1 floor. Simply sell a mini-pack of ALL of the Warlock DLC for a price that effectively matches the additive total of a 75% off (or whatever discount). That way the buyer can grab something they want from Amazon plus the bonus of a code and Amazon will still be within their policy an prevent and over saturation of promo codes.

For Hell Yeah Amazon could offer the Bonus Levels DLC + Pimp My Rabbit DLC for a little over $2.00 -- consumer gets the 75% discount price matched off of Steam plus a promo code and Amazon prevents excess codes being gamed by picky buyers.



Vey nice solution Mooby!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

Shank 2 has been price matched

EDIT: its the Origin and the not steam version :(


Bah! Was going to jump but I won't install Origin just for Shank 2.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:50 PM

Good price on the dreamcast pack

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:27 PM

Does DLC still give a $5 voucher? If so that's kind of nuts.


Meh, no such thing as 'abuse' for a pre-planned promotion they didn't exclude things from. And, in the end, just acts as an incentive to make people buy more stuff from Amazon.


I don't know, I could see people who racked up a bunch of these things for little DLC and crap like that then going and getting a whole mess of copies for whatever game they could get a Steam key on for $5 and posting them up on Steamgifts or even trading, selling, holding on to them for later.

Maybe not abuse per say in that the system allows for it but I could definitely see where people could exploit it, particularly on the $5 or less items.


Yeah I suppose you could have some people turn it into a cottage industry but you could solve that with a limit 1 or 2 with the January promotions. Not limiting the number of codes you could use in total just the number of copies per a given game you could use them on.

Now, I'm not going to lie. If there's some cheap piece of DLC available for a game I want you bet your booty I'm going to buy it off of Amazon, pocket the code, and use it on another game I want in January. Anything less would be contrary to the tenements of being a true cheapass! Re: Amazon's price-matching policy I certainly understand there are limitations but I would prefer them to be (if possible) outlined before hand so at the very least I don't have to annoy Tony with requests that are 'out of bounds/beyond the policy.' As sunghost mentioned, last time the line was at $0.50 now it's apparently at $1.00. I don't have a problem with that but, again, it would be nice to have a reliable guideline. And, even then, if the rules prevent a true price match, then just go to the lowest you're willing to go. I actually ended up paying $1.25 more for the Silvefall games via Amazon as opposed to buying the bundle on Steam because of the promo codes. Is that gaming the system? Sure. But hey, it is money Amazon wouldn't otherwise have. And while viewed individually it's a trivial amount you have to consider the seller's end where they are receiving multiple transactions so even a dollar on the margin adds up.


Tony,

Another proposed solution: Offer DLC bundles at discounts. Example: I know myself and several other people have been wanting Warlock DLC discounted but in a couple of instances it would drop them past the $1 floor. Simply sell a mini-pack of ALL of the Warlock DLC for a price that effectively matches the additive total of a 75% off (or whatever discount). That way the buyer can grab something they want from Amazon plus the bonus of a code and Amazon will still be within their policy an prevent and over saturation of promo codes.

For Hell Yeah Amazon could offer the Bonus Levels DLC + Pimp My Rabbit DLC for a little over $2.00 -- consumer gets the 75% discount price matched off of Steam plus a promo code and Amazon prevents excess codes being gamed by picky buyers.


Vey nice solution Mooby!


Yeah we're looking at solutions like that Mooby. Bundles take a bit of lead time to create though.

The reason we don't outline stuff beforehand is because there is so much variance, the outline would be more like a novel.

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