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#781 Corpekata   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1369 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:15 PM

Since I've never preordered with Amazon before, does Amazon do anything like releasing keys early if the game goes up for preload like XCOM just did on Steam? Or do they just stick to the normal release date?

#782 DropZite   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   97 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:19 PM

Since I've never preordered with Amazon before, does Amazon do anything like releasing keys early if the game goes up for preload like XCOM just did on Steam? Or do they just stick to the normal release date?


Yup they sometimes do that.

For the gamefly sale price match, is it still coming?

#783 Seraphym   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   324 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:24 PM

Let's see that price match on Spec Ops: The Line now. :)


I think I'd finally bite on Spec Ops if it's PM'd. I wish I could add both Spec Ops and the EA pack to the same order for the coupon code tho. I think I'd use the coupon on those two if I could rather then hoping it stays live for the Batman pack.

Since I've never preordered with Amazon before, does Amazon do anything like releasing keys early if the game goes up for preload like XCOM just did on Steam? Or do they just stick to the normal release date?


They give you the keys as soon as they get them. We had BL2 keys 4-5 days before release.

#784 sunasun   "The Burger King" CAGiversary!   4450 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:24 PM

Steam summer sale had Saint's Row the Third with ALL DLC for $13.29. That was never matched although I remember it being mentioned for Amazon's Labor Day sale. I guess it never went through. :P

Or how about 90% off just the dlc for us suckers who bought it too early? :bouncy:

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#785 arsenhazzard   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   20 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:27 PM

How do you tell how a game is tagged on Steam?

Use http://cdr.thebronasium.com/sub/search

The easiest way to find the sub ID is to go to the appropriate regional Steam store, navigate to the game you want, and hover over the 'Add to cart' button. The address will be something resembling 'javascript:addToCart(SUB_ID_HERE);'. Just search for that sub ID on cdr.

The name for the sub will be the first line in the description section if you're viewing the game via someone's inventory or the trade window. Region restricted games will have a line that says 'onlyallowrunincountries' in the 'Extended Info' section at the bottom.

Note that this only applies to restrictions Steam enforces. If the game uses other DRM or online services (like GFWL), there may be other regional protections in place like IP blocks.

#786 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3907 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:38 PM

Use http://cdr.thebronasium.com/sub/search

The easiest way to find the sub ID is to go to the appropriate regional Steam store, navigate to the game you want, and hover over the 'Add to cart' button. The address will be something resembling 'javascript:addToCart(SUB_ID_HERE);'. Just search for that sub ID on cdr.


So I can assume that if the sub ID is the same in the US steam store and regional steam store it's the same item I and won't accidentally be getting a non-US game if trading?

#787 r9800pro   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1265 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:46 PM

So I can assume that if the sub ID is the same in the US steam store and regional steam store it's the same item I and won't accidentally be getting a non-US game if trading?


That's right. But you also need to check for any tags the games may have in Steam inventories. Sometimes Steam releases games untagged/region free then locks them or vice versa

It was really funny when they recently locked Borderlands 2 Season Pass, that NEVER happened before :D

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#788 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3907 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:47 PM

That's right. But you also need to check for any tags the games may have in Steam inventories. Sometimes Steam releases games untagged/region free then locks them or vice versa


So take time to look at what is being offered in the trade interface. Pretty standard advice. The info on different regional versions of games is good stuff, though. Thanks.

#789 manbar   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   12 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:18 PM

Get Games offers Saints Row 3 for $10 including all DLC (or at least that is what they advertise). Match?

#790 Meowlo   Steam Addict CAGiversary!   1272 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:32 PM

Get Games offers Saints Row 3 for $10 including all DLC (or at least that is what they advertise). Match?


Amazon will not match international sites such as GetGamesGo or GMG.

#791 jrodri86   Metroidvanias and Diablo-likes addict CAGiversary!   602 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:34 PM

Get Games offers Saints Row 3 for $10 including all DLC (or at least that is what they advertise). Match?


Amazon doesn't match International digital download deals - i.e. Gamersgate, GreenManGaming, GOG & GetGamesGo.

#792 manbar   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   12 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:36 PM

Amazon doesn't match International digital download deals - i.e. Gamersgate, GreenManGaming, GOG & GetGamesGo.


Thanks. A good deal, anyway. Let's hope GF deals are matched :lol:

#793 r9800pro   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1265 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:20 PM

Get Games offers Saints Row 3 for $10 including all DLC (or at least that is what they advertise). Match?


The product page is currently down so I think it was an advertisement error. Get Games does not even carry all the individual DLCs for Saints Row 3

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#794 Idiotekque   couch slave CAGiversary!   8662 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:29 PM

It was really funny when they recently locked Borderlands 2 Season Pass, that NEVER happened before :D

Whoa, they did? So everyone getting them cheap from Russia got them locked?

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#795 r9800pro   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1265 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:36 PM

Whoa, they did? So everyone getting them cheap from Russia got them locked?


Nope, it doesn't work that way

When a game is region free at first and people get them they are still region free, it is just that when somebody "buys" the new locked version that gets the different Sub ID

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#796 Corpekata   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1369 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:41 PM

Regardless of GetGames, it appears that Saint's Row the Third has not been price matched to Steam's sale http://www.amazon.co...s row the third

We should at least be seeing that I assume.

#797 UW_Shocks   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   871 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:44 PM

Regardless of GetGames, it appears that Saint's Row the Third has not been price matched to Steam's sale http://www.amazon.co...s row the third

We should at least be seeing that I assume.


Also use the manual, "Tell us of a lower Price" button on the game page on Amazon's site

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#798 shaggyc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:03 AM

Regardless of GetGames, it appears that Saint's Row the Third has not been price matched to Steam's sale http://www.amazon.co...s row the third

We should at least be seeing that I assume.


Spec ops hasn't been matched either... Might just take a minute.

http://www.amazon.co...ywords=spec ops
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#799 60fps   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   472 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:16 AM

Does the Anno 2070 Digital Deluxe edition include all the DLC associated with the game? I'm not familiar with the series, but I want to try it out.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:25 AM

Darksiders 2 is $18.74 with coupon code octofun1.

#801 jrodri86   Metroidvanias and Diablo-likes addict CAGiversary!   602 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:41 AM

Does the Anno 2070 Digital Deluxe edition include all the DLC associated with the game? I'm not familiar with the series, but I want to try it out.


Anno 2070 comes with some really bad DRM (Solidshield Tages 3 machines activations limit).

Take this in consideration before buying the game.

#802 Idiotekque   couch slave CAGiversary!   8662 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:45 AM

Anno 2070 comes with some really bad DRM (Solidshield Tages 3 machines activations limit).

Take this in consideration before buying the game.

And last I heard, it had always on DRM.

Did that get patched out?

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#803 jrodri86   Metroidvanias and Diablo-likes addict CAGiversary!   602 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:53 AM

And last I heard, it had always on DRM.

Did that get patched out?


Nope, still has always online DRM, your save files are stored on the Ubi servers and you need to login everytime to play the game. If the servers are down you're pretty much screwed.

#804 shaggyc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:58 AM

THQ stuff is matched. Hamsters are sprinting like madmen.

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I must have missed the first time this was posted. What is the reference to hamsters with price matches?
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#805 Larce80   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   810 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:06 AM

what exactly is price matched?
Sign up at Greenmangaming with my link and we'll both get $2 credit when you make a purchase :)

#806 Idiotekque   couch slave CAGiversary!   8662 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:09 AM

I must have missed the first time this was posted. What is the reference to hamsters with price matches?

Amazon is staffed by a crack team of highly intelligent hamsters.

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#807 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   7712 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:18 AM

I must have had a $5 promotional credit for getting an app or something because I had $5 "promotional" off Darksiders II and another $6.50 for the code bringing it to $13.74

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:27 AM

I must have had a $5 promotional credit for getting an app or something because I had $5 "promotional" off Darksiders II and another $6.50 for the code bringing it to $13.74

SCOOOOOOOORRRREEEEEE!!!! :applause::applause::applause::applause:


I just checked and I believe that is the $5 pre order credit we got from buying the THQ pack. My page shows an additional $5 off of DSII as well and I got the THQ pack.

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#809 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   7712 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:37 AM

I didn't get the THQ pack though. Haven't bought any games from Amazon for a few weeks now. I do sometimes grab the Free App of the Day and my wife sometimes gets credit for doing that so I assumed that's it.

But I'm also happy to not overthink it and just enjoy my 73% savings :lol:

#810 The End   is nigh! CAGiversary!   5587 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:37 AM

Is there a way to check what your promo credit is for? I have $24 in credit, but every time I try to check out with a game, it doesn't apply any of the credit. I can only assume that this is because that credit is only valid on certain items, but I'll be damned if I know what games they might be.