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#11702165 GamersGate Thread: Train Simulator 2014, Fallout, Tropico Weekend Sales (Spri...

Posted by MysterD on Today, 02:53 PM

meh, nothing to get excited about. I've seen better prices on these before.

That's pretty much the motto of when we look at prices on GG normally, anyways. ;)

 

But, it's always good to be kept up-to-date on deals - b/c it does give us a good idea of how the market is going for PC games. Always good to see a deal posted, even if the deal sucks or isn't as good as it's been before.

 

Guys on CAG in general - and especially Neuro5i5, in this particular thread - do a great job of keeping us "in the know" on deals.




#11702086 GOG Deals Thread: Battle Of The Games Final 48 Hours (Recap sale, TONS of gam...

Posted by MysterD on Today, 01:44 PM

They are making me reconsider P+C and Zeus after I complained that they are both $2.49 and not $1.49 like Caesar.  I also have to decide if I want the first two Divinity games on Gog or Steam.  Again.

Which Divinity games?

 

I do have Divinity 2: Director's Cut on Steam. I was bored, so I checked the Steam-version out - and actually downloaded it. Granted, you'll have to download it first from Steam, obviously - so you'll need Steam to at least do that much.

But just so you know, that game can be booted from the game-folder w/out Steam running - and it will NOT force the Steam client-program to boot; since it does NOT come equipped w/ Steam's CEG (DRM). No surprise really, given how Larian is often anti-DRM and speaks against it so frequently.

And Div 2: DC Steam-version was saving somewhere locally on my HDD, when I did a save - I just don't know exactly where! Something I should look into.

 

I can't speak on Steam-versions of Divine Divinity + Beyond Divinity, though.

I don't know if those come w/ CEG or not - maybe someone else who has them on Steam could actually test it and answer that question? (i.e. close Steam out; go to game folder; run game's EXE; see if Steam client-program boots-up).

I have DD from Retail (before Remastered Ed's came out); and DD Remastered Ed's on GameStop PC Download + GoG.

And I also have BD from Retail + GreenManGaming (it was FREE on GMG once).

 

EDIT:

The real reason to get any of the Divinity games on GoG is - you know you'll for sure get them DRM-FREE and also whatever extras + goodies GoG is giving away.

If you feel so inclined - you could add those EXE's as Non-Steam games onto Steam, if you so desire.

(I do this w/ most Non-Steam games, since I live on Steam).

 

The reason you'd want Divinity games on Steam is - if the games support any of the typical Steam benefits (game time tracking; Steam Achievements if supported; Steam Cloud support if it supported; etc etc). Worth checking each game's page on Steam, to see what is supported there.

 

Might be worth checking into, to see which way you think you should go here.




#11701617 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Retro City Rampage $0.99 | Tropico 4 $2.99...

Posted by MysterD on Today, 04:14 AM

 

Square Enix makes a lot of money on Steam, in which Steam also has DRM capabilities if dev's and pub's want to use it. Just like many other game companies, especially those who once did only console games - they are FINALLY figuring out that there's money to be made on the PC.

 

But, what Square Enix fails to mention - is that Steamworks is more than a set of DRM. It comes w/ tons of features - screenshot taking; time-tracking; Big Picture Mode; built-in game back-up tool; automatic updating; Friends List; Steam Forums; Steam Achievements; Steam Cloud Saving; and the list goes on + on. Most services and client-programs are NOWHERE even in the league of offering up the number of features + the community that Steam has - which is also one reason people who ain't super-fond of Steam still tolerate it. Besides that, people tolerate Steamworks DRM b/c it don't often do foolish things that StarForces, Tages, Securom, and other DRM's do; b/c a game they really want is only on Steam; they want to keep their library gaming locked into one service (often Steam); gamers want want to keep a majority of it on Steam (let's be real, some games you might want just won't be on Steam - like many of EA's recent stuff is locked into Origin, for example); and/or any other reason you can think of.

 

I think if Square's so worried about DRM, they can just keep doing what they've been - putting their games on Steam and using CEG. Let's face it - piracy sucks and companies are going to attach whatever DRM they want to keep the hackers away and at bay, even if it's just for a short time period; anything so that they can get people to be forced to buy the game - especially when it's at it's highest pricing and ASAP. If Square really wants to treat games like a service - they can constantly update their game; and maybe pirates will get tired of trying to keep their DRM-less version up-to-date....and again, Square can force gamers to have the mind-set "Must go buy the game to get the best version." Does anybody really have an out-of-date and not the best version of the game? I doubt that - we're gamers, and we want the best version out there.

 

If Square feels so inclined, after they've made tons of money of a said game, game gets old, game's not getting any more official patches, game's not getting any more $DLC's, and/or game's often on sale at Bargain Bin pricing - they can remove CEG from Steam-version...just in case crap ever hits the fan w/ Steam and Valve. Another thing they could do port the game to GoG in its DRM-FREE state. This way - that hardcore GoG club can finally buy the game, if they been holding off for a DRM-FREE version.

I also do wonder if SE did release first on Steam, then release later on GOG - how many people would double-dip on the game, to have a Steam-version AND GOG-version.




#11701381 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Retro City Rampage $0.99 | Tropico 4 $2.99...

Posted by MysterD on Today, 02:02 AM

I'm really thinking about Tropico 4. $6 including all DLC is tempting for a game I'll probably never play.

Buying games cheap for backlogging + not playing them = the CAG Way. ;)




#11700459 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Retro City Rampage $0.99 | Tropico 4 $2.99...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 05:35 PM

Here's what I just posted on on SPUF regarding 0% discount on their DLC:

 

Yeah, as far as I'm concerned, this is a big F-you from Kalypso to the people that have previously purchased their games. I own all the Tropico games and all but two of the Tropico 4 DLC... and it'd cost me way more to fill out my collection than it would be for a newcomer to buy the whole collection. 

What you're telling me, Kalypso, is this:

1. Don't buy your games until the complete collection is available and on sale for more than 75% off. 
2. You value new customers more than those that you already have.

Pre-order Topico 5? Hell no.

This is something Bethesda and Zenimax would do, heh.

 

EDIT:

You had me until you questioned, "Pre-order Tropico 5?"

Also - who the heck would even question about pre-order Tropico 5 in the first place?

CAG's normally don't often pre-order - PERIOD. ;)

We normally wait for price-drops. ;)




#11700112 GOG Deals Thread: Battle Of The Games Final 48 Hours (Recap sale, TONS of gam...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 12:30 PM

I'm still mad about them killing Pandemic, they only got to make two games after EA bought them.

Amen.

 

EA also dismantled Origin + BullFrog + WestWood.

 

To keep the train going...game/franchise talks - BioWare's ME3 ending (Before Extended Cut) was underwhelming; DA2 disappointed a lot of fans; and nobody has ever even made a System Shock 3.

 

And, oh yeah - where the hell is Jade Empire 2?




#11700085 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Retro City Rampage $0.99 | Tropico 4 $2.99...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 11:44 AM

I was going to post this exact thing as a joke MysterD post but then said.. no.. not even you would...but then  I guess you proved me wrong.  

Too much DLC to go after - that's the problem w/ Borderlands 2.

 

Season Pass = Four Season Pass Content DLC's + Level-Up DLC.

 

I'm missing almost every BL2 DLC - so, all four Season Pass content DLC's each would be $8 total + another $2 for the Level Cap DLC. So, that's $10 total here from GameAgent for that stuff.

 

If Season Pass ($29.99 most places) ever hits 75% off, that'd be $7.49 for everything I listed above. That would be the deal I'm looking for on Season Pass, at the very least.

 

Yeah, there's also too much DLC to collect here - so, I can wait.

There's also Mechromancer + Psycho DLC class packs, which I'd be interested in.

 

I ain't in a rush to play more Borderlands 2 content, anyways - especially since the base-game's main campaign + a lot of side stuff all solo took me somewhere in the 50 hour ballpark. MyD's on a BL2 break, for now.




#11699457 Green Man Gaming (Steam) Deals: 20% off select games: South Park, Thief, Tita...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 01:41 AM

How do you like it? I liked mine initially, but found I just couldn't adapt my grip comfortably to it.

I like it a lot, actually.

 

I find myself pretty much namely using the G9-G17 keys when in action, mostly.

For many games, been putting important hotkeys there - i.e. usually what I'd put on the right-hand keypads or what's on keys 1-9 below the F keys.

Weapons and attacks often been going there.

 

G18-G20 keys - a lot of informational or UI stuff been going there...i.e hotkeys I don't use, when in combat. Namely - stuff like maps and directional arrows - which I access often when I'm NOT in combat.

 

Mouse Wheel Left and Mouse Wheel Right - Love these extra keys on the mouse wheel! Depending on the game, I been putting different things there. "UI Wheels" to switch weapons/magic (think like the weapon wheel and plasmid wheel for Bioshock Infinite; or weapon wheel for Dead Island games) been there. For Torchlight 2, I put Mouse Wheel Left Bump for Best Health Potion, while Mouse Wheel Right Bump got Best Mana Potion.




#11699366 Green Man Gaming (Steam) Deals: 20% off select games: South Park, Thief, Tita...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 01:01 AM

This picture confuses me. I'm not sure how it's supposed to make me feel. It's like puberty all over again.

I'm just thinking Ashes been playing Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines.




#11699295 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Retro City Rampage $0.99 | Tropico 4 $2.99...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 12:34 AM

Hmmmm...

Polygon reports that Final Fantasy 3 could be getting a PC port.




#11699147 Green Man Gaming (Steam) Deals: 20% off select games: South Park, Thief, Tita...

Posted by MysterD on 18 April 2014 - 11:34 PM

Don't worry your pretty little retail head about it.

 

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#11699048 Green Man Gaming (Steam) Deals: 20% off select games: South Park, Thief, Tita...

Posted by MysterD on 18 April 2014 - 10:55 PM

In for Call of Cthulhu: DCOE.

After 20% coupon  (to make it $2) + then some GMG Credit = FREE for me!




#11698950 Green Man Gaming (Steam) Deals: 20% off select games: South Park, Thief, Tita...

Posted by MysterD on 18 April 2014 - 10:11 PM

Hi, just wanted to let everyone know that I was just able to pre-order Dark Souls 2 with 20% off using O3H7FE-D4NFO0-F0LIGK at GMG. Not sure if this is old news, and I'm sorry for posting if it is. I missed this deal last time around, and I have been looking for a discount since. Praise the Sun!

I still need to finish the original Dark Souls PTD first.

Pass, for now....until better sales come along.

 

EDIT:

I have 3 from retail. Still ain't played it. I got it from CompUSA because the local Electronics Boutique had banned me due to scaring away their customers with DRM propaganda. Ain't been back since.

{shrug}

Still often imitated, but never duplicated.

There is only one #RealMysterD.




#11698840 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Retro City Rampage $0.99 | Tropico 4 $2.99...

Posted by MysterD on 18 April 2014 - 09:34 PM

Just finished Far Cry 3. The whole game is terrible. All that saves it is the most charismatic main character that's ever been in a video game.

 

On a scale of Garry Coleman to Gary Busey I give it 84 Sno-Cones 

LOL @ Garry Coleman reference.

Wait - are you The Postal Dude?

 

EDIT:

Well, I'm the human version of MysterD, so sure. :bouncy:

 

But yeah, I have Arma 2 and OP Arrowhead, and I just want the other 3 expansions for $5 instead of $6.75. :wall:

 

 

Eh, I enjoyed Black Ops 1 more. 2 just used way too much of the pre-existing BO assets for me to stomach it aside from Zombies.

 

MW3 was still worse though.

Oh, God - why would anyone wanna be the human version of MysterD?

 

Anyways...

I actually ain't played BO1. That could be part of it.

I have played COD1 + UO; COD 2; COD 4; COD: MW2 + MW3; and COD: BO2.

 

EDIT 2:

I preferred BO2 over MW3, for sure.

I did play COD:G's MP over that Free Weekend - didn't care for it, that much. Wasn't super-fond of many of the maps, either.




#11696877 Steam Deals Thread V11 ~ Retro City Rampage $0.99 | Tropico 4 $2.99...

Posted by MysterD on 18 April 2014 - 01:03 AM

/mysterd

Often imitated, but never duplicated...Thank God.