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#1 Amazon DVG Deals

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:24 AM

Hey CAGS,

 

I’ve got some news I’m both excited and sad to share with you at the same time. I’ll be leaving the Digital Video Games team in Mid-March to join the marketing team for Amazon.com’s Loyalty and Rewards program, Amazon Coins. My boss and I have talked extensively about how to maintain and continue our presence here and across the other communities we’ve created in the past couple of years. To that end I’d like to introduce you to Josh, who take over monitoring, updating, and responding to this thread. Josh will be ramping up over the next couple of weeks, he  will be posting shortly to introduce himself.

 

Now that the “what’s going on” part of the message is out of the way I want to tell you all how much I love CAG and the posters here. This was the first community I joined when I started this job (anyone still remember that first thread?) and all of you have had a huge hand in shaping how we think about and execute Community Development and Management here at Amazon, which has in turn shaped my career these last two and a half years.

 

I started to write out a section calling out the regular posters and realized the list would be both overly long and incomplete at the same time. Instead I’d like to thank you all again, you all have my deep and sincere gratitude. I’ll still be around and my gaming accounts aren’t going anywhere so feel free to hit me up anytime you want to chat. I’ll probably still hang out in the thread too :).

 

Thanks again everyone, let me or Josh know if you have any questions!

 

The Indie Store has launched!
Amazon.com is launching a storefront dedicated to supporting and promoting PC/Mac/Web-based Indie Games. Our Digital Video Games team is a small group of passionate gamers and we’re all really excited to help Indie developers reach more customers quickly by providing a quick and simple process for bringing their games to market. Additionally we’ll be supporting the Indie Store with a ton of promotions, both at and after launch. Many of these promotions are designed to give the developer the opportunity to maximize their revenue. For example, Amazon is forfeiting all royalties from bundle sales and passing them along directly to the developer, we’ve also created an “Indie Spotlight” program to help customers learn more about the games and developers they love. We view the Indie developers as some of the most creative in the industry and we want to help them continue to create new and innovative experience for customers.

Why we are doing this:

  • Allow customers to discover an entirely new category of games on Amazon.com
  • Help developers reach new customers quickly. Our onboarding process is straightforward and we want to sell every Indie game available
  • We want to leverage our strengths to support and help the developers who are driving forward innovation and creativity in the games industry

General Information

Hi CAGs,
I'll be posting deals we're running on Digital Games (PC/Mac, Free to Play, Sony/Microsoft Points/Subs).

I'm also here to answer questions you might have, get you closer to the developers by hosting Q&As, setting up podcasts, live streaming gameplay etc. If I don't respond to a question you have in thread please send me a PM. These ping my email address and make it more likely that I will see your question and respond more quickly.


Cheers,
Tony


FYI. EA Games sold by Amazon will not activate on Steam.
F.A.Q.S.:

1. Does the game I'm buying from Amazon Activate on Steam/Origin/Uplay? What DRM does the game use?

There are two places to identify DRM on a digital video game detail page:

At the top of the page, below the title:

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In the "Product Description" section:

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2. Note on Electronic Arts Games - For the most part, EA games sold on Amazon do not activate on Steam. Most activate on Origin.

3. Note on DRM with limited activations:

Our Policy

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4. Sometimes I'll do giveaways.

5. I work with developers and publishers to get fun (or at least what I think is fun) content to share with you all. Here are some examples:

a. Check out the Pax Gameplay videos here: Xcom: Enemy Unknown I played Xcom with Jake, the Creative Director for the game, a few months before the game came out Also, on this page, check out the Q&A, also a community driven event.

b. Check out the interview on this page: Borderlands 2 we did this interview at E3 with Randy Pitchford this year.

c. We've partnered with the ++GoodGames Podcast to feature many of the games we carry. They talk to the developers about the game development process, how the games are conceptualized and managed, all kinds of fun stuff. I'm working on putting together full link list and will update when I have it.

What else do we sell?

Xbox Live Points and Subscriptions:

1600 Microsoft Live Points
4000 Microsoft Live Points
12 Month XBOX Live Subscription
3 Month XBOX Live Subscription]
12 Month + 1 XBOX Live Subscription

PSN+ Subscriptions and PSN Points:

$20 PSN Points
$50 PSN Points
12 Month PSN+ Subscription
3 Month PSN+ Subscription

We also have a Free-2-Play store supported by our GameConnect technology. Gameconnect allows you to link your Amazon.com account with free-2-play and MMO accounts so that you can buy things like in game currency, premium game time/subscriptions, in game items, etc. on Amazon.com using your Amazon.com payment options and have this content delivered directly into your game.

5. Price Matching notes: Generally we do not match international retailers (GMG, Gamersgate, etc) or physical retailers (Best Buy, Newegg.com, etc.)
To check out the Free-2-Play games we offer you can visit our storefront here: Free-2-Play Store


Cheers,
Tony - "T-Money"
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#2 stupidproz1

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:29 AM

What Voodoo magic is this?


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#3 :Mephistox:

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:29 AM

Smells fresh in here!



#4 Lemstar

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:30 AM

whoo



#5 Detruire

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:33 AM

I wondered why the thread didn't have the yellow star.


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#6 wilflare

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:34 AM

that new thread smell

please bring back CAG Indie Bundle 2! :D


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#7 ObsidianSpire

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:35 AM

New thread = I bought something today in honor of it.

 

P.S. I lied. I bought Scribblenauts before the new thread was posted. Damn you temptation for ruining this momentous occasion!


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#8 Idiotekque

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:42 AM

Great, now I gotta figure out how to make the new thread not notify me about EVERY post...


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#9 ThePaleRider

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:48 AM

Tony, thanks for being so quick with price matching Steam's dailies.  Will the non-daily games also get price matched eventually?  For me, mostly thinking about Clive Barker's Jericho.  Only $1.24 on Steam, $1.69 on Amazon.



#10 Genocidal

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:48 AM

Is it bad that I'm posting so I can have the star icon? Because I am.


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#11 Larce80

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:49 AM

Ugh I was wondering why I couldn't see the last page button...
Sign up at Greenmangaming with my link and we'll both get $2 credit when you make a purchase :)

#12 DeathByFRODO

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:53 AM

Did we figure out how long the Gooncave promo was lasting?



#13 Neuro5i5

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:54 AM

Is it bad that I'm posting so I can have the star icon? Because I am.

 

Is it bad that I'm quoting to get my star icon back...?


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#14 icedragon15

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:10 AM

Did we figure out how long the Gooncave promo was lasting?

nope and do we know when the microsoft games ends like aoe2 hd?


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where the insane message button do snakey bro spanking you is message that message right eheeh 

 

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#15 MnemnocH

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:15 AM

Price match for Borderlands 2 dlc?


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#16 Detruire

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:17 AM

Price match for Borderlands 2 dlc?

 

Unlikely: Amazon don't usually match flash/community sales.


I'm hosting an Indie Gala July Madness group buy - PM me if you'd like to reserve a slot. :)
> Also selling a Steam copy of Assassin's Creed 2 Deluxe ($4.50).

#17 SCIENCEEE

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:18 AM

Tony is there any word when The Bureau: Xcom Declassified will be available for pcdd pre order? I still have 2k credit from bioshock infinite.

 

Thanks!



#18 Detruire

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:22 AM

Did we figure out how long the Gooncave promo was lasting?

 

Anyone?


I'm hosting an Indie Gala July Madness group buy - PM me if you'd like to reserve a slot. :)
> Also selling a Steam copy of Assassin's Creed 2 Deluxe ($4.50).

#19 Mooby

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:23 AM

New thread smell.



#20 waabulo

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:27 AM

the question about borderlands 2 is does anybody expect a daily of 75% off?



#21 TheKbob

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:35 AM

I feel uncomfortable... it's too... thin... in here...

Also, The Secret World for $10 or bust. 


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#22 ThePaleRider

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:54 AM

Is it bad that I'm quoting to get my star icon back...?

 

I'm new here, and have to ask... what is the star icon?

 

 

the question about borderlands 2 is does anybody expect a daily of 75% off?

I'm being optimistic and hoping for one.  However, at the very least, I would suspect they'd re-offer the 66% off deal multiple times during the sale.



#23 Thadar

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:55 AM

Yeah, looking at the BL2 Season Pass for $10.19 is really tempting.  I'd rather buy here, so hoping for a PM, but I may be pulling the trigger on Steam if no PM.



#24 DarkZero104

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:55 AM

Woo new thread.



#25 lassiterb

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:00 AM

Is Scribblenauts Unlimited eligible for the 3 free indie game promo?  Not sure if only indie games apply.  Came to see if this was asked, but new thread whoosh!

 

Also, where is Antichamber?



#26 Neuro5i5

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:00 AM

I'm new here, and have to ask... what is the star icon?

 

 

 

To the left threads you've posted in there will appear a star icon that when clicked will take you to the latest post since you last viewed that thread.


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#27 INCyr

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:00 AM

Ooh, new thread!  Wheeeee!

 

Oh yeah, was going to ask again for price match on They Bleed Pixels (Collector's Edition).  Please Tony?



#28 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:01 AM

Still only 3 pages? Come on CAGs, we can do better than that? Where's Paddington's new profile pic?


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#29 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:01 AM

Does Scribblenauts Unlimited apply for the 3 free indie game promo?  Came to see if this was asked, but new thread whoosh!

yep, bought it earlier and got them :)


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#30 hp hovercraft

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:07 AM

Don't Starve is $8.99 now.