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#93961 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   9806 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:45 PM

Games are art, IMHO.

I will never agree to this statement.  I will even go further and say the people who keep pushing these 2deep4u (and me and everyone else) 'artistic' not-games have led to an overall decline of the industry.

 

Games are entertainment.  Sure you can say it's entertaining to go to the museum but you get my point.  Or let me put it this way... someone who designs a game like Torchlight 2 or Hand of Fate is more of an 'artist' than someone who designs a not-game like Dear Esther.  It takes practically no effort, ability, or imagination to design a two hours first person 'walker' game with some shitty prose.  It takes quite a bit of those qualities to develop an actual game with encounters, rule-sets, items, combat, in addition to not-quite-as-shitty prose.

 

Too many of these not-games today hide behind the rubric of 'artistic interpretation' or other weasel words.  It's just a clever rhetorical defense to argue: 'You can't tell me muh game sucks because it's all subjective!!!'  And those games do suck... and they drag down the industry when people shell out $30+ for them because it encourages more snake oil salesmen to peddle them to the masses.

 

And then you have Ashley Burch winning some video game award (not that those had any form of integrity to begin with)...



#93962 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4949 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:49 PM

is any Digital Homicide game art?



#93963 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10059 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:59 PM

And then you have Ashley Burch winning some video game award (not that those had any form of integrity to begin with)...

I have no idea what the "Breakthrough Award" is but giving it to a veteran like Ashly Burch seems odd to me based on award name alone.  On the other hand, I guess I don't actually care either.



#93964 Tomasety   LatinLover CAGiversary!   2048 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Tomasety

Posted 20 November 2017 - 05:48 PM

Viodegames are art.

 

A proof of that.

 

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The poopfeaster??


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#93965 archibishopofBAH   Insidious and insipid. CAGiversary!   4243 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

archibishopofBAH

Posted 20 November 2017 - 06:14 PM

Viodegames are art.

 

A proof of that.

 

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The poopfeaster??

Weiler's mom makes the big time.



#93966 indef  

Posted 20 November 2017 - 07:56 PM

Speaking of Video Game Art, Brütal Legend is free @ humble.



#93967 JamesKelly09  

JamesKelly09

Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:07 PM

Anyone know if Steam Cards are going on sale this Black Friday?

#93968 waabulo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   807 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:29 PM

Fry's sometimes will have a slight discount on Steam cards.  



#93969 weretable   I'm free, free fallin' CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:36 PM

Shu 94% off.  It has been bundled but if you didn't get that and want it, $.70 is probably a glitch.  Previous low was $5.50 on Chrono.



#93970 archibishopofBAH   Insidious and insipid. CAGiversary!   4243 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

archibishopofBAH

Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:08 PM

Anyone know if Steam Cards are going on sale this Black Friday?

Not likely anything impressive. As mentioned Fry's will sometimes offer a slight discount, but you have to have a Frys near you to take advantage. Target has done sales on them too, but its a similarly slight one and is also in store only, so YMMV. 

 

I find the best way to stock up on wallet at below $ value is peer to peer. There's always people offering X of wallet or gift cards they dont want for a percentage of Paypal. Typically on places like Reddit (SteamGameSwap and GiftCardXChange subreddits). You can transfer doing the marketplace swap where you put an item (non-commodity) up for the price of the wallet you're receiving and the person with the wallet "buys" the item for that price. Obviously if you're looking for gift cards to actually give as gifts, that's not feasible.

 

There's a few online stores that sometimes offer discounts on them. PCGameSupply will sometimes offer discounts on them, but they're always tiny.



#93971 blueArcana   So glad The Cheat is not dead CAGiversary!   884 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

blueArcana

Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:37 PM

Videogames are like art, butt fun! That's why I call them f'arts. I know a game is a good work of f'art when it brings tears to my eyes.

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#93972 Zipomatic2   Really, Really Cheap CAGiversary!   459 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:42 PM

Dunno if this had been mentioned before but SeedyKeys has Torment Tides of Numenera for $8 ($45 on steam)


If it's not 75% off, or less that $10, I ain't buying it!


#93973 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   9806 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:42 PM

Anyone know if Steam Cards are going on sale this Black Friday?

Make sure it's a steep discount -- typically Steam sales are now so lackluster that converting your actual money into Steam bucks is a losing proposition.



#93974 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   22880 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:43 PM

From Nov 23-26 at GameStop of all places:

https://www.gamestop...ion/blackfriday

 

Steam Link device = $4.99


Bing Rewards - Referral Link

 

Motoki: If you were MysterD you would wait for a 75% off sale. And tell everyone about it. Repeatedly. 
 

MysterD: We don't play games on CAG; we backlog 'em. No wonder we have no time to play games! All we do is keep buying games; run games idly for cards; keep backlogging games; & talk about games on CAG Forums + gaming forums like it.

 

 


#93975 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   3895 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:53 PM

Make sure it's a steep discount -- typically Steam sales are now so lackluster that converting your actual money into Steam bucks is a losing proposition.

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#93976 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   22880 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:02 PM

EA Origin Sale:

 

Titanfall 2 (regular edition) = $10.

Titanfall 2: Ultimate = $15.

 

Battlefield 1: Revolution Edition / Titanfall 2: Ultimate Bundle = $40

 

Battlefield 1: Revolution (Base Game + Premium Pass) = $30

Battlefield 1 (Base Game Only) = $20

Battlefield 1: Premium Pass (DLC Only) = $15


Bing Rewards - Referral Link

 

Motoki: If you were MysterD you would wait for a 75% off sale. And tell everyone about it. Repeatedly. 
 

MysterD: We don't play games on CAG; we backlog 'em. No wonder we have no time to play games! All we do is keep buying games; run games idly for cards; keep backlogging games; & talk about games on CAG Forums + gaming forums like it.

 

 


#93977 Clue   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   88 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:03 PM

Shadow of War Gold is on sale for $49 during the Newegg sale at the moment : https://www.newegg.c...185&ignorebbr=1

 

Standard is $37 and silver is $55 so not sure if it's a price error.

 

This is for the steam one not the x-play version



#93978 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   3895 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:10 PM

Shadow of War Gold is on sale for $49 during the Newegg sale at the moment : https://www.newegg.c...185&ignorebbr=1

Standard is $37 and silver is $55 so not sure if it's a price error.

This is for the steam one not the x-play version

WOW BF SALEZ MUST B STARTIN EARLEE!

#93979 weretable   I'm free, free fallin' CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:33 PM

They fixed it while I was checking out and the price changed.  Oh well saved me some money.  



#93980 Tsel   The Dark Knight CAGiversary!   7496 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:35 PM

Dunno if this had been mentioned before but SeedyKeys has Torment Tides of Numenera for $8 ($45 on steam)

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite for $11 and Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition for $25 also seem like solid deals. 

 

Region locked, my bad.


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#93981 Master Miguel   Tired CAGiversary!   1042 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Master Miguel

Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:35 PM

Haven't been in a gamestop in years but I'd be surprised if they had very many steam links in stock. Might have to stop by that evening after the crowds are gone and see if I get lucky.

#93982 weretable   I'm free, free fallin' CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:37 PM

Marvel vs Capcom is a region locked one that won't activate in NA though so be careful.  



#93983 Tsel   The Dark Knight CAGiversary!   7496 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:38 PM

Marvel vs Capcom is a region locked one that won't activate in NA though so be careful.  

Didn't notice that, thanks for the heads up. Not like I'd buy that pile of garbage anyways. RE7 is region locked too, so I'm gonna edit my post.


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#93984 lakers714  

Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:56 PM

From Nov 23-26 at GameStop of all places:

https://www.gamestop...ion/blackfriday

 

Steam Link device = $4.99

Nice finally hit my price, also can be doubled down as a chromecast device ala Steam Big Picture


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#93985 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4949 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:27 AM

From Nov 23-26 at GameStop of all places:

https://www.gamestop...ion/blackfriday

 

Steam Link device = $4.99

is that the historically lowest for Steam Link?



#93986 spoderman  

Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:33 AM

is that the historically lowest for Steam Link?

Uh, sure, unless you count that Steam bundle with the chinese game that everyone bought


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#93987 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   7926 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:34 AM

I started to think about video games = art and decided to post my findings...

 

Spoiler


#93988 spoderman  

Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:42 AM

Was this posted yet?

 

Plants vs. Zombies dev got fired by EA for not wanting to make PvZ2 pay to win


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#93989 jimbofluffy   Dr. Ugly Pants CAGiversary!   561 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

jimbofluffy

Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:46 AM

Was this posted yet?

 

Plants vs. Zombies dev got fired by EA for not wanting to make PvZ2 pay to win

No wonder it wasn't nearly as good as the first.


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#93990 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1510 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:12 AM

No wonder it wasn't nearly as good as the first.

Indeed, my wife is a pvz fanatic and was so excited for a sequel. After playing it for a few weeks she gave up and went back to the original, which she still replays all the time. Apparently the first part of the game was just fine, but after a few worlds in it turns in to a huge grind where you just have to play levels over and over again to grind up points to move on