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#10838027 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V8 ~ Summer Sale Encore Day! | Rage $...

Posted by warreni on 17 June 2013 - 05:12 PM

http://groupees.com/bab6 Have people started guessing yet? Faerie Solitaire card market might crash even further if that's what the faerie is hinting towards.

Feel free to start (from the chat):


Hint 1) Steam, Desura, DRM-Free with PC, Mac, and Linux
Hint 2) Never bundled by Groupees before
Hint 3) 4 Linux Games
Hint 4) 9 Featured games, with at least 5 bonuses
Hint 5) Genres: platformer, rpg, strategy, puzzle, racing, shooter, possibly adventure
Hint 6) One game from 2010, one game from 2011, most are newer.
Hint 7) 2 to 3 at most have been in prior bundles.
Hint 8) The maybe adventure has NEVER been bundled before
Guess Away! Bundle starts Tuesday or Wednesday

#10733102 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V8 ~ Summer Sale Encore Day! | Rage $...

Posted by warreni on 16 June 2013 - 09:21 PM



Aaah, bummer.  I wanted to say that I'd expect it to be the same EGO engine as the Dirt series (expecting the same version as Dirt 2).. but it's not, different dev (Asobo) and different engine, A.C.E. (Asobo Conception Engine).  Which I find kind of hilarious as I read that ASBO.  (U.K. 1998-2010, An anti-social behaviour order or ASBO is a civil order made against a person who has been shown, on the balance of evidence, to have engaged in anti-social behaviour. It was typically given for stuff that wouldn't warrant criminal prosecution.)


I know what an ASBO is thanks to Doctor Who (cf., "School Reunion"). The more you know. . . .

#10627476 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V8 ~ Summer Sale Encore Day! | Rage $...

Posted by warreni on 15 June 2013 - 05:18 PM

No comments on today's epic daily: The War Z @ $3.74? The Metascore is a stellar 20.

#10625598 [old thread] Amazon PCDD - Summer Sale - $9.99 Walking Dead, Use "Go...

Posted by warreni on 14 June 2013 - 08:17 PM

Sorry guys, I bought all of the bundles. That's why they're sold out. I'm a digital hoarder.


You monster.



The bundles will probably come back tomorrow after Strike Suit Zero isn't on sale on Steam anymore LOL.



I wish I could be so optimistic, but all those bundles also have Mars and Afterfall in them.  I think a more likely guess is they ran out of keys for Mars since I would think that is the biggest draw for those bundles. 




Same as everyone here, I wanted CAG 1 or 2 and while wondering which to get and waiting for the new set of free games, they went unavailable ...


I can hardly believe there were that many people buying the bundles given the approximately high price (admit it, there are already way too many good indie bundles which can be bought even cheaper), and seeing that the individual games are still available to purchase, I hope this will be fixed after all. But since the bundles were maybe intended mostly for CAG considering their names .... They might have been in limited quantity in the first place.


I'm pretty sure it was mostly about Mars: War Logs, as Fox suggested. That's not likely to be bundled in the near future and it probably won't be 75% off before the next Christmas sale. Additionally, these bundles included a lot of games that either probably won't get bundled (Blockland) or were just a solid pricepoint for the individual title (paying $2 for Afterfall, Symphony, and SSZ). I agree that $10 is expensive for a typical bundle, but it's a nice deal for some of these games that aren't going to see prices in the neighborhood of $2 anytime soon otherwise.

#10621978 [old thread] Amazon PCDD - Summer Sale - $9.99 Walking Dead, Use "Go...

Posted by warreni on 13 June 2013 - 05:23 PM

Well Blockland isn't steam, and the appeal probably isn't as wide as you're thinking.  While I have reasonably wide gaming interests, games that appeal to my twitchcore aesthetic (shumps, driving games, DMC-likes, Odin Shere-likes, etc) are most likely overcome my inner cheapass.  Construction-centric games are just too close to my side projects for me to sink time into.
At 5 games/$10 these bundles aren't cheap by CAG standards... and thus really need to totally appeal to the CAG buyer.

But Ashes, Blockland has kart racing. . .


Personally, I thought the CAG Appreciation Bundle kicked ass.

#10621490 Indie Royale - The Mixer 18 Bundle - The Debut 25 Bundle

Posted by warreni on 13 June 2013 - 02:31 PM

It appears that they've added a mystery game to the bundle. Which is kinda weird, because there's less than 24 hours left in the bundle. Either they're gonna need to extend the bundle for it to have any kind of effect. Or they shouldn't even bother with the mystery game angle and just reveal what the game is.

Well, if this is truly going to be a "complete" Arcen Games collection, this pretty much has to be Skyward Collapse, doesn't it?

#10618933 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V8 ~ Summer Sale Encore Day! | Rage $...

Posted by warreni on 12 June 2013 - 07:34 PM


I'm seriously debating Chaos on Deponia, but I have not played the first game and not normally into adventure games. What qualities would you say make this game shine the most (that would justify me buying it)?

The original has been bundled and people in the trading thread have had it for $1. I'd pick that one up first.


Of course if you're not into adventure games it might not be for you. It's a pretty standard point-and-click adventure like they were making in the mid 90s. Deponia's 2D art and humor are above what you typically find these days, but it's not special in the way that it plays.


Also in light of this fact, I'd probably just wait for a bundle, unless you plan to play it immediately.

#10618079 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V8 ~ Summer Sale Encore Day! | Rage $...

Posted by warreni on 12 June 2013 - 01:46 PM

I have no desire to play Awesomenauts, ever, but now I'll have to keep my HB key just in case the game gets Steam Cards.


This is one thing I'm not going to do: start collecting or buying games I have zero interest in just for the sake of cards. I'll play some games I have for cards because it's a good excuse to play the game (hence my recent time spent playing Faerie Solitaire, which is an amusing time-waster, now that I understand the basic mechanics), but I'm not going to purchase/play games in a genre I despise just for the sake of cards. I know lots of people are just letting the game run to get cards but I don't really feel like gaming the system in that way (no pun intended).


I actually think the card system will be more fun when it expands to include the majority of the catalog. People won't be making more than $0.20 or so on a card in all likelihood (except for rare cards or cards for certain uber-popular games), but I think the system is designed to do two things: encourage people to play the games they own on Steam and encourage people to buy more games on Steam. The fact that people can make a bit of money with it is, I don't believe Valve's primary concern. Once the economy stabilizes and more publishers are on board with it, people will start collecting cards, badges, and backgrounds for games they really enjoy as opposed to simply ones that will make them Steam wallet.


However, all of the above is just my opinion and you know what they say about opinions. . . .

#10609100 Groupees: [NEW] Build a Greenlight Bundle 33 + Oktoberfest + MiniBundle 7

Posted by warreni on 10 June 2013 - 12:32 PM

The page for the new Meridian 4 Build a Bundle is up.. (goes live in 19 hours)




Syberia 1 + 2
Still Life 1 + 2
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood.
Stellar Impact
Trapped Dead
Wasteland Angel
Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals.
Post Apocalyptic Mayhem + DLC
Chrome + Specforce


EDIT: Pacific Storm Allies is confirmed to be the first bonus.

Good set for those who still don't have Still Life or Syberia, but if you don't have every Meridian4 game you could possibly be interested in at this point, then you're not really even trying. Guess I'll wait for the next one. . . .

#10605597 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V8 ~ Summer Sale Encore Day! | Rage $...

Posted by warreni on 09 June 2013 - 12:24 AM

Was playing Faerie Solitaire for the cards (Was buried in my backlog). I really enjoyed the game. The same with Really Big Sky... This "card system" is a good way to play a couple hours of those games you didn't even knew you had

So for those who have been playing FS, is it easy to learn? I've never actually played the card game solitaire.

#10604187 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V8 ~ Summer Sale Encore Day! | Rage $...

Posted by warreni on 08 June 2013 - 11:51 AM

Only half-kidding.  I play on a 21" monitor -- probably sacrilege to a lot of people here.

17" here. I brag all over town about how mine's smaller than everyone else's. The chicks dig it.

#10601388 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V8 ~ Summer Sale Encore Day! | Rage $...

Posted by warreni on 07 June 2013 - 01:02 PM


Playing L4D2 for card drops today made me realize why I stopped playing: the community is so much worse than other games, like MW3 and CS, that it's just not fun anymore. You all have to work together to reach a goal/explore because your enemies respawn countless times over, and every match is either filled with kids who don't know what's going on or players who think they're amazing, talk shit, then try to kick you or kill the server and ruin your match. And you get people who grief the game by killing themselves or trying to kill you (there's no way to turn off friendly fire) and crippling the team. The only way to have fun now is to either play with a bunch of people you know, or to play with friends against bots. Otherwise, idle the shit out of the game for cards.


I found it to be like that pretty much in week 1. My best experience with the L4D series is with the first game. The first few months of release everyone was having a good time and laughing. Then people started to get all serious and act like assholes.


Hm. I don't really play well with others, so I've only played L4D1 with bots and the campaign doesn't really do much to suck you in. You play a level, see a completion screen and get kicked to the main menu, from which you then select the next level. Story seems to be virtually nonexistent. I know that these games aren't supposed to be primarily single-player but I found the brief time I spent with L4D1 to be rather dull. Maybe I haven't given it enough of a chance.

#9487235 The Steam Deal Thread V3! Summer Sale live from 7/12-7/22. Check OP for tips!

Posted by warreni on 08 June 2012 - 03:39 PM

I mean, we can play the word game if you want and pull out the old dictionary, but it was listed on their "Offers" page which lists all of their games that are discounted at the time and it was listed at 75% off. The point you're trying to make is that it was never "advertised" as being 75% off for x amount of time (like a best buy circular for example), but does that even matter? Bestbuy and target list corrections to their advertisements all the time.

It's a better argument that it was actually offered for sale at the 75% off price point under the insinuation it was part of a weeklong sale, which would be the reason people would be upset. I don't want the game and I agree some people can be a bit entitled (pee wee's word of the year), but in this case I don't think it's unreasonable to see a game listed under their weekly promotion and expect the price to hold up for the week unless stated otherwise (like they did with their daily deals during Sega week).

Not necessarily convinced that it's a word game. I think PenguinJim's point is a valid one. Gamersgate runs sale banners and sends emails and makes FB posts all the time regarding sales that say things like "xx titles up to 75% off" and when you go visit the site the title you're interested in may only be 10 - 50 % off.

The other factor that you cite is that Gamersgate in particular (because many sites are guilty of what I referenced above) has occasional "daily deal" offerings. Sometimes if you're not paying close attention it may not be obvious that a specific sale is part of a daily deal.

#7673671 Steam Deal Thread V1 - Thread closed. See V2 thread for the deals!

Posted by warreni on 24 November 2010 - 08:06 PM

I second the earlier recommendation for Alpha Protocol. I picked it up on the cheap at Target a month or so ago (not this cheap, mind you), and it's really quite good for the most part. The story is what you would expect from an RPG in this genre: sinister multinational corporations, global terrorism, secrets, lies, betrayal, et cetera. The game works well for the most part, although the controls can be somewhat sticky and the cover system's implementation is somewhat flawed. It also has a holdover in-mission save-checkpoint system (it is a console port), but I never had a problem with checkpoints being spaced too far out to be annoying.