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MysterD

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#11952537 Amazon PC Deals: Red Faction Collection $5.99 - EA Sports Classics NHL 0...

Posted by MysterD on Today, 03:37 PM

That was a lot of hotdog talk.

 

I wanted to see if some of the contributors (or lurkers just waiting for the right time to contribute!) wouldn't mind doing me a favor. I mentioned a couple of days (maybe last week?) that I'm starting up the community conversation around the Appstore currently. The Android thread here will definitely be a part of it and once we kick off I'll be posting there more regularly as well.

 

I'm currently talking with another forum as well and I just had a call with them this morning. They were asking me what it means when I say "I'd like to join your community" and I realized it is really hard to describe what we built here.

I was hoping a few of you could post a quick "this is what having Tony around and posting on behalf of Amazon has been like" post and then I'd just send him this thread to look at.

Thoughts? If this sounds dumb I'm fine with just sending him the thread and letting him peruse it and learn about hotdogs, my marital status and how D hates DRM.

 

Cheers,

Tony

Dear Tony,

 

I thank you for your concern w/ the pushing your Appstore. But, MysterD does not have a modern phone like that yet, since God knows who'd even want to call him. ;) So, while you might have great deals there and satisify that crowd - you're forgetting us who don't...like me!

 

MysterD is concerned w/ the state of Amazon DVG Thread on CAG. And well - this pretty much goes w/ how you used to treat this Community + why Amazon should push the AppStore - and for that matter, why they should also keep pushing this Amazon DVG Thread on CAG - and anywhere else that has a forum that allows gaming deals, for that matter, as well. It's fine that you guys keep dishing out $5 Amazon GC's to me - and many others, for that matter - from Bing-made searches. It's fine that you guys want to match Steam at every turn. I always expected the price-matching, though - Tony always matched the killer deals (USA-deals only).

 

But, to truly succeed - you guys need to push every direction, everywhere, and everything: Amazon AppStore, Amazon DVG division; push those division on CAG, Reddit,  whatever - nobody left behind!!

 

We also bought from Tony b/c he was transparent with us. Tony was open about everything + kept chit-chatting w/ us - about games, game-deals, jokes, non-sense & other stuff. Basically, Tony was having it both ways - being a professional (for Amazon and pumping deals out) + being one of us CAG's (also joking around and basically hanging out w/ us). The thing was this - Amazon back then had trend-setting deals - and were pushing the envelope.

 

Sure, Amazon can match Steam and other places w/ deals - and still get sales, like it does now. But, is it the same? No, not really. We don't have a Tony around here on CAG repping Amazon DVG to make us feel 100% comfortable and awesome, like in the old days. Sure, we complain a lot about but deals not being great or repetitive. But the thing was when Tony was in power at Amazon DVG - if us CAG's saw a killer deal and we liked it...you know damn well it was gonna do killer sales on Amazon period. We're rough and tight w/ money here - but if we're willing to jump, you already know the rest of the world likely will already have jumped. I mean - people buy blindly from Steam (who has said to once had 80% of the digital PC gaming market) - Steam's deals a lot of time ain't nearly as cheap as Humble Store and when other places decide to come up w/ a kick-ass deal + actually show-up.

 

Those of us that actually have friends - probably not myself, for that matter, since I ain't super-social outside of here ;) - we (CAG's) spread the word to friends online, offline, etc. about these killer deals. We liked when Tony and Amazon DVG banked-out killer deals and was setting trends - that Steam and others were following.  It forced competition - and others had to try and keep up w/ Amazon. I didn't have to constantly all the time rely on ITAD and checking stores - I knew most of the time already, "Yup, Amazon got the best deal." These days w/out Tony - I have to rely on things like ITAD.

 

And I'd love to see this happen again - where Amazon DVG rocks. I want to keep supplying Amazon w/ my $ - I've been a customer w/ them since they were selling books, back in my old college days - and then it just spread to Amazon selling more stuff...like games, electronics and music - and Amazon kept spreading and doing more!

 

And yes - MysterD still is not fond of lots of DRM. MysterD will tolerate Steam-only DRM, though. MysterD loves DRM-FREE, though. But, I do prefer when stores like Humble Bundle offer up both DRM-FREE download (direct form them) and Steam-key for a purchase of one-game (or bundle).

 

Sincerely,

MysterD of the CAG Toaster Society




#11950925 Amazon PC Deals: Red Faction Collection $5.99 - EA Sports Classics NHL 0...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 11:29 PM

Are we still talking about hot dogs?

Do we even wanna know?




#11950796 Free The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection on Origin

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 10:33 PM

Redeemed!

Downloading!

 

12.57 GB Download.




#11949161 Amazon PC Deals: Red Faction Collection $5.99 - EA Sports Classics NHL 0...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 01:49 PM

No amazon deals???

Wait - are you actually surprised about this?




#11949006 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Need for Speed Shift $4.99 | Ibb & Obb...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 12:00 PM

You're doing it wrong, you're supposed to play hundreds of hours without even doing the main quest. Heck, I never completed the main quest in Morrowind but I joined every faction I could and I'm pretty sure I was supposed to kill myself...

I pretty much did most of my hours doing a lot of the side-stuff in Skyrim - Dark Brotherhood Quest, Thieves Guild Quests, got married, etc etc.

 

I've chipped away here and there on the Main Quest - but the last few days, I decided to tackle what I had left of that Main Quest to do.

 

EDIT:

I've finished all of the Main Quests for Morrowind (base-game) + Tribunal + Bloodmoon; Oblivion (base-game) + KOTN + Shiv Isles. I've easily got over 150 hours per my 1st Playthrough w/ each Complete Edition there.

 

With Skyrim (base-game) done, Dawnguard is likely up next.




#11948989 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Need for Speed Shift $4.99 | Ibb & Obb...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 11:44 AM

After 141 hours of playing Skyrim (base-game) on and off for hours and hours - chipping away at this behemoth w/ its ridiculous amount of quests, places to explores, things to do, etc - since owning it (12-24-2011)...

 

...The Main Quest has finally been completed.

 

:D




#11946659 Humble Megathread - Humble Square Enix Bundle - Simulators 2 Weekly - Transfo...

Posted by MysterD on 22 July 2014 - 07:26 PM

Are you saying tax is the same everywhere? What world do you live in?

Massachusetts.

It's definitely its own world, you know. ;)




#11946605 Humble Megathread - Humble Square Enix Bundle - Simulators 2 Weekly - Transfo...

Posted by MysterD on 22 July 2014 - 07:12 PM

Thief 1+2+3 was $3.04 on GMG on 2 Dec 2013.

Thief In The Shadows Pack (separate Steam keys for Thief 1+2+3) was $2.49 before tax / $2.65 after tax if you had a $5 EC Coupon on Amazon DVG, earlier this year.




#11946576 Humble Megathread - Humble Square Enix Bundle - Simulators 2 Weekly - Transfo...

Posted by MysterD on 22 July 2014 - 07:04 PM

So, when's the Squeenix Final Fantasy HB coming...?




#11946569 Humble Megathread - Humble Square Enix Bundle - Simulators 2 Weekly - Transfo...

Posted by MysterD on 22 July 2014 - 07:02 PM

Hey, a real TrueCAG would have picked up Thief Gold for free from Amazon. It's the only thing I have in the first two tiers. :D/

Wo0t @ us who got Thief: Gold (Steam key) FREE from Amazon DVG; and bought into Squeenix HB so that we now have extra Thief: Gold Steam-keys. :D




#11945907 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Need for Speed Shift $4.99 | Ibb & Obb...

Posted by MysterD on 22 July 2014 - 03:41 PM

It's a first person shooter this time around.

There better be lots of mammoths to ride; tons of automatons, Cylons, and (of course) Toasters!




#11945872 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Need for Speed Shift $4.99 | Ibb & Obb...

Posted by MysterD on 22 July 2014 - 03:24 PM

What was the other game? I couldn't get the links to work, even with changing the Xs to Is.

 

Syberia III pre-order. ;)




#11945475 GamersGate Thread: East India Company Daily Deal | Bethesda, Civilization, Se...

Posted by MysterD on 22 July 2014 - 11:30 AM

I don't know where to post this, but since GG is a very quiet thread and I love it, I would put it here.
 
There are two deals right now in the ubistore from European countries.
 
- Fallout 3 non-goty
- Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition. 

 

Now, the good thing is that in Germany it is cheaper. It is 2.50€ ~ $3.37 (It will be a little more if you add paypal currency conversion).

 

it is a steamworks game so you will get a steam key 100% for sure.

 

Bad thing, you can only buy there when starting at 11pm in Germany (I think they have GTM +2  right now)  

 

 

I think the game they sell is the uncut version. I'm not sure 100% but should be. 

 

Also if you don't have any uplay account you can use one time only the coupon 10thanks for a 10% off.

 

In any case you will need to use a VPN/proxy like Hola, clean cookies etc..

I don't take any responsability for what I have written, in any case you should get some information before doing this.

 

 

Spoiler

Fallout 3 is NOT always a Steamworks game.

You'd have to check if the version you are buying is actually a Steam-version (where that version requires Steam).

FO3 requires G4WL everywhere currently - yes, even if you buy that game on Steam.

It would be nice if Bethesda did switch FO3 over to Steamworks + did drop G4WL (like some others did - i.e. Bioshock 2, Batman: AA + AC, Dawn of War 1, etc) - but, that hasn't even been announced (Lord knows if that'll ever happen); and it just hasn't happened yet. 

Though b/c some of the DLC is pretty good + is pretty meaty (The Pitt, Point Lookout, Mothership Zeta) - I would recommend buying Fallout 3: GOTY.

 

Fallout: New Vegas is a Steamworks game, though.

 

B/c of the way Zenimax + Bethesda often sells DLC at weaker percent prices than base-games (see Dishonored, FO:NV + Skyrim) + Complete Editions wind-up normally cheaper than buying all of the DLC altogether at once - it's usually best to buy their games when it's a Complete Edition, once they're finally done w/ actually putting DLC out.

 

If you actually feel so inclined - I think a lot of us have learned the hard way that if you're going to buy a Base-Game from them, do NOT buy any DLC from them piece-by-piece - just wait + buy the Complete Edition later, when you feel it's cheap enough. See, their games normally give plenty of bang for the buck per one play-through (i.e. Fallout 3 was around 50 hours for base-game; add at least another 20-30 for ALL of the DLC's), so you can decide when that time's right yourself - especially since Bethesda's main major titles (Skyrim, FO:NV, Dishonored etc) suck at getting 75% off sales these days. They seem to often be aiming at 66% off + 50% off range.




#11943731 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Need for Speed Shift $4.99 | Ibb & Obb...

Posted by MysterD on 21 July 2014 - 09:15 PM

 

 

It has been a while so I don't remember all the mods I used while playing, but you might find some interesting stuff in the top 100 mods on the New Vegas Nexus.

 

 

Thanks!

First off, as Xealot was saying - join ModNexus, if you haven't already.

Join their Free Club, at least.

Need that so you can get Nexus Mod Manager, anyways.

 

After that - I'd recommend you install:

1. Nexus Mod Manager - so you very easily manage your mods (for installing, uninstalling, enabling, disabling) for whatever games it supports (FO3, FO:NV, Skyrim, Dark Souls, DAO, DA2, etc).

 

2. Get some UI Mods for your game - since you're talking Bethesda's games, Bethesda's UI sucks compared to what most PC modders are doing since Bethesda's UI's are so "consolized". 

 

3. Pick whatever mods you want from there.




#11943608 Amazon PC Deals: Red Faction Collection $5.99 - EA Sports Classics NHL 0...

Posted by MysterD on 21 July 2014 - 08:19 PM

I forgot to ask, anyone here game with their significant other? 

I'm single currently - so, nope.