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#15241 fore1337

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

Thinking about using my last remaining $5 credit towards Mass Effect3 Digital Deluxe.
...or should I hang back and be patient?

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1. Walking Dead & GW2

My gut tells me that Walking dead will hit a great price point sometime in January.

#15242 52club

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

Picked up x-com for the 17.50 gmg sale, it is really good. Sure you could wait, but I just thought I would mention it is worth at least twice the price. Think full spectrum warrior, but on next gen hardware with a more entertaining story/environment.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:01 PM

Thinking about using my last remaining $5 credit towards Mass Effect3 Digital Deluxe.
...or should I hang back and be patient?

have more Interest in:
1. Walking Dead & GW2

My gut tells me that Walking dead will hit a great price point sometime in January.



Hmmm, I would wait maybe. I think MM3 DD will be at 15 or lower at some point in the next year from somewhere (Steam, Origin, Amazon, etc.) so if you have more interest in the other two I think TWD is most likely to have a sale in January.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

So my cousin ended up gifting me TSW as a late Xmas present (good thing I hadn't bit already) and... IDK... maybe it's because I've never played MMOs before (except for like a hour of Guild Wars 2) ... the controls are really awkward/clunky for me. Maybe I just have to get used to it, but at the same time I find myself wishing I could play with my controller, lol (as I tend to play most TPS-style games with a controller)

I really want to like it! The story seems interesting. I just hope I can get past the controls thing.


It's partially an MMO thing though the controls in it are a little wonkier even than a typical MMO. Something about the pacing of movement and the animation feels a bit off. However, I think issues like that often melt away if you are enjoying the game otherwise. I felt the EXACT same way about The Walking Dead, but towards the end of the 1st episode I sorta stopped noticing/caring.

BTW: I think this site has single-handedly put TSW at #6 on the digital games chart.

Thinking about using my last remaining $5 credit towards Mass Effect3 Digital Deluxe.
...or should I hang back and be patient?

have more Interest in:
1. Walking Dead & GW2

My gut tells me that Walking dead will hit a great price point sometime in January.

TWD has been $10 numerous times and I think that is about as low as it will go and is more than worth it.
GW2 was just $30 on Amazon about a week ago. Doubt we'll see it go much below that in the near future what with it winning a bunch of PC game of the year awards, etc and them being mostly reliant on sales of the boxed product for income. Though I would not be surprised to see it hit that price point again soon.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

Hmmm, I would wait maybe. I think MM3 DD will be at 15 or lower at some point in the next year from somewhere (Steam, Origin, Amazon, etc.) so if you have more interest in the other two I think TWD is most likely to have a sale in January.

Thanks, sounds like a good idea. :-)

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

So my cousin ended up gifting me TSW as a late Xmas present (good thing I hadn't bit already) and... IDK... maybe it's because I've never played MMOs before (except for like a hour of Guild Wars 2) ... the controls are really awkward/clunky for me. Maybe I just have to get used to it, but at the same time I find myself wishing I could play with my controller, lol (as I tend to play most TPS-style games with a controller)

I really want to like it! The story seems interesting. I just hope I can get past the controls thing.


Haven't tried it myself yet, but you can do most everything in the game with a controller using Xpadder - apparently it works pretty well. I actually have a chatpad hooked up to mine with a community-made keyboard driver allowing it's use - so theoretically you could do everything with one of those.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

Hmmm, I would wait maybe. I think MM3 DD will be at 15 or lower at some point in the next year from somewhere (Steam, Origin, Amazon, etc.) so if you have more interest in the other two I think TWD is most likely to have a sale in January.


Maybe it was vanilla, but I could have sworn ME3DD was ~$12 on Gamefly already, maybe as far back as BF though.

I remember I almost bought it as it had the extra DLC, so I'm thinking it had to have been ME3DD.

(I passed on a lot of Gamefly sales, so I musta been hoping for a $15 ME3DD on Amazon, $10 after coupon)

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

Picked up Spec ops for $2.50 a very good price for what many consider a hidden gem released in 2012 no less.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

So, very soon after it hit 15.7 gigs downloaded, it said that "ERROR: Not all resources downloaded correctly, please restart the launcher" which I did. It said a previous install was detected and it was recommended to uninstall that before continueing. I chose NOT TO DELETE, and it is now re-downloading all of the files again....all of them.....all....of....them. Goodnight.

Folder it was installed to says 41.1 gigs. Tried the "Repair Broken Data" button in the launchers options and it did absolutely nothing. 2 minutes of scanning files, just to pop right back to re-downloading everything.


Well, I woke up to see that it errored out a 2nd time. Re-downloading again. To people wanting to see if they got the bonus content easily, issue 5 is either in game or in the item store (must have created a character to log into that), but if you just want to see if you got all the bonuses, check this page and you should see the Initiate Pack:
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#15250 DonRamon

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Your right!!! That is why Steam has had multiple good AAA games with a $60 retail price on sale for $15 or less and we have only seen keys run out ONCE on the Witcher, two years ago... As I said, if Amazon puts it back in stock after the sale we will know the truth.


Oh, right, give me a machine to travel to your parallel dimension, in mine Steam's sales stopped having $60 retail price on sale for $ 15 around a year and a half.

And you bring this up now?!

Dude, be thankful they didn't keep selling it and then telling you that you will get the keys...eventually.....some day....in Amazon coins......

Meh, no wonder Tony grew tired of this.

#15251 GogetaSS4

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Anybody played Payday The Heist? Is it any good?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

Anybody played Payday The Heist? Is it any good?


Yes it is essentially Left 4 Dead minus the zombies and the missions can normally be completed quicker as well.
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#15253 monkeyz

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

Anybody played Payday The Heist? Is it any good?


The short version: Yes.
The long version:
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#15254 bwrobins

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

Oh, right, give me a machine to travel to your parallel dimension, in mine Steam's sales stopped having $60 retail price on sale for $ 15 around a year and a half.

And you bring this up now?!

Dude, be thankful they didn't keep selling it and then telling you that you will get the keys...eventually.....some day....in Amazon coins......

Meh, no wonder Tony grew tired of this.


babble, babble, parallel dimension, babble, babble, !?, babble, babble, tired of this...

#15255 DonRamon

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

babble, babble, parallel dimension, babble, babble, !?, babble, babble, tired of this...


Certainly a high point for you.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

Certainly a high point for you.
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I am not the one babbling about parallel dimensions. Nor was I complaining, just theorizing. But of course Tony's Harem had to jump to his defense, when my statement had nothing to do with Tony. Good Day!!

#15257 guardian_owl

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

Anybody played Payday The Heist? Is it any good?

Yep, quite fun. It's basically the same basic idea as left 4 dead (a team of four working together to overcome an obstacle), but completely different. Whereas in l4d you are rushing toward the end of the map, in payday some levels you have to break into a structure and get to the goods while holding off waves of cops as you wait to make your escape, others the heist is already over and level is about running the gauntlet to escape the cops and get to an evac location. One particularly inspired level, if you have your shit together can be done almost completely in stealth.

Also unlike L4D, where you get the weapons from the start, there are 3 free upgrade trees (and a 4th which is DLC) which you can select to advance, sharpshooter (precision weapons and trip mines), assault (high mag automatic weapons + ammo bag), and support (shotguns + medic bag). The fourth via DLC is the technician (Ak47, grenade launcher, sentry gun) Once you unlock a weapon and extra item you can mix and match whatever loadout you want at the start of the level.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

Okay, mini hiatus or not, it serves absolutely no value to run deals stuck in the middle of this massive topic and NOT update the opening post for the day of the sale. How long are darkness 2 and spec ops on sale? If not for reading this topic, how would I be aware the sale is evs happening? Are there others that just started or are slated to that we haven't had an update here for?

Some sales got updated but two today haven't. That's really not a good thing.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

Okay, so I think I'm going to get the 2K Super Strategy Pack just for the two Civilization V pieces. If anyone else is interested in either Civilization IV Complete Edition or the Stronghold Collection, let me know.

That, or I'll look for someone selling Civilization V in the PC games thread, since I don't have anything to trade myself.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Do we have a known end date for Hotline Miami? I'm very on the fence about it and figured my backlog is long enough, I don't need it today. Does it go back to $10 when the Steam sale ends on the 5th?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

I miss Tony! No updates on Max Payne, deal lengths etc. Very frustrating.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

So my cousin ended up gifting me TSW as a late Xmas present (good thing I hadn't bit already) and... IDK... maybe it's because I've never played MMOs before (except for like a hour of Guild Wars 2) ... the controls are really awkward/clunky for me. Maybe I just have to get used to it, but at the same time I find myself wishing I could play with my controller, lol (as I tend to play most TPS-style games with a controller)

I really want to like it! The story seems interesting. I just hope I can get past the controls thing.


One big tip is to use the WASD controls to move while you hold down the right mouse button. You'll be able to maneuver around while also having mouse look. I felt the exact same way when I first played Everquest back in the day but after I started holding down the right mouse button when moving it's perfectly natural to me. I hope you enjoy the game! I am really digging it because it feels like a good single player RPG with multiplayer as a nice extra.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

Didn't Amazon run out of keys for the Square Enix bundle?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

One big tip is to use the WASD controls to move while you hold down the right mouse button. You'll be able to maneuver around while also having mouse look. I felt the exact same way when I first played Everquest back in the day but after I started holding down the right mouse button when moving it's perfectly natural to me. I hope you enjoy the game! I am really digging it because it feels like a good single player RPG with multiplayer as a nice extra.


Yeah remap the A&D turn keys to strafe instead of turn and it will make you happier. I hate that MMOs default to A-D as turn and Q-E as strafe.... should be the opposite at best, though I always just use the mouse to turn. Rarely do I use the keys unless leaning back with auto-run on and then I just use the arrows.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

Didn't Amazon run out of keys for the Square Enix bundle?


They did. It happens from time to time on Amazon (other retailers too). At least we had Tony though giving us updates. I can't say the same about any other vendor. Once you go Tony, it's hard to go back lol

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Thinking about using my last remaining $5 credit towards Mass Effect3 Digital Deluxe.
...or should I hang back and be patient?

have more Interest in:
1. Walking Dead & GW2

My gut tells me that Walking dead will hit a great price point sometime in January.


I would gladly pay full price for The Walking Dead. It's short (10-14 hours depending on whether or not you explore some side conversations and search around for small item descriptions like I did), but the story is impactful, well-written, and wonderfully acted. It's not going to stump you puzzle-wise, rather, it makes you consider choices and dialog which have implications, consequences, and of course benefits later in the game. That in itself is the focus of the game which I loved.

I do like longer games (I'm 89 hours into Borderlands 2, mostly with my Soldier) and grindfests (don't get me started on Torchlight 1 & 2 - so fun), but there's something to be said about a game with focus and not too much padding. That's why I can't wait to play through Spec Ops: The Line (loved the demo and I avoid military shooters).

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

I would gladly pay full price for The Walking Dead. It's short (10-14 hours depending on whether or not you explore some side conversations and search around for small item descriptions like I did), but the story is impactful, well-written, and wonderfully acted. It's not going to stump you puzzle-wise, rather, it makes you consider choices and dialog which have implications, consequences, and of course benefits later in the game. That in itself is the focus of the game which I loved.


I can't speak for value at this time, but I was on the fence about The Walking Dead. Then I watched TotalBiscuit's "WTF is... The Walking Dead", and by 15min in I was sold.

I'm glad for Youtube and people making these vids. They help sell these games.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Okay, mini hiatus or not, it serves absolutely no value to run deals stuck in the middle of this massive topic and NOT update the opening post for the day of the sale.


If I were Tony, I'd start a fresh thread and simply "bump" when new information has been edited in. This way, his updates don't become kernels in the pile of waste that is these adolescents bickering with one another everyday and we grown-ups won't find ourselves so often asking questions that Tony has already answered 75-something pages ago or re-asking a question that Tony missed because his eyes glazed over.

The root of the issue is that Amazon has a crappy storefront for PC gaming.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

If I were Tony, I'd start a fresh thread and simply "bump" when new information has been edited in. This way, his updates don't become kernels in the pile of waste that is these adolescents bickering with one another everyday and we grown-ups won't find ourselves so often asking questions that Tony has already answered 75-something pages ago or re-asking a question that Tony missed because his eyes glazed over.

The root of the issue is that Amazon has a crappy storefront for PC gaming.



The majority of the posts in the thread are people just being helpful, informative, etc. Sure the thread derails at times (like all threads) but it's not as dire as some people like to pretend it is.

For those who "miss" Tony's updates, just find a post by him (like the OP) and look up on his profile his latest posts and you'll see all HIS posts and the information HE provided. It's not really as difficult some make it out to be.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

Yeah remap the A&D turn keys to strafe instead of turn and it will make you happier. I hate that MMOs default to A-D as turn and Q-E as strafe.... should be the opposite at best, though I always just use the mouse to turn. Rarely do I use the keys unless leaning back with auto-run on and then I just use the arrows.


I can't believe I have never remapped my A & D buttons in these games to strafe. :D I'm going to do that tonight.

Another thing I like is being able to swap between 1st and 3rd person view by scrolling the mouse wheel. Clicking the mouse wheel also acts as sprint I think.

I'm going to have to download a FAQ to read all the controls and shortcuts. I'm still unsure how to toggle between my weapons (claw and blood book thing).