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#10836654 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V8 ~ Summer Sale Encore Day! | Rage $...

Posted by hal on 17 June 2013 - 12:48 AM

I think the fact that this conversation is happening is proof that Steam has a good scheme going. 




#10625703 [old thread] Amazon PCDD - Summer Sale - $9.99 Walking Dead, Use "Go...

Posted by hal on 14 June 2013 - 09:16 PM

In light of the fact that these amazing Amazon deals repeatedly run out of stock, I believe it would be prudent henceforth to label the duration of sales as "Until X/XX Date or Until They Run Out". It's too bad as it's almost a sure bet they'd sell quite a few more were they able to restock.




#10621691 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V8 ~ Summer Sale Encore Day! | Rage $...

Posted by hal on 13 June 2013 - 03:54 PM

Also, does anyone know why I have to keep re-signing in constantly since CAG 3.0 rolled out? Is it a browser problem? I'm using Chrome.

Sounds like you could be rejecting cookies. I use Chrome and do not have that issue.




#10618326 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V8 ~ Summer Sale Encore Day! | Rage $...

Posted by hal on 12 June 2013 - 03:53 PM

 

It's even better for steam because they get a cut of the money. Then they give you credit to only use on steam. They are the real winners here


Unlike, say, Defense Grid, PWD doesn't give you all the tools to beat a level at the start. You need to "level up" your towers as you progress through the game, so there will come a time when you need to farm a few levels in order to level up your Dragon Tower (for example) so that it does silly damage. I don't object to this in theory, but in reality it led to a hell of a lot of grinding. I spent nearly six hours on it on Sunday alone and I imagine 75% of that time was grinding cards/gold/stars to improve my towers.

 

Thanks for the info. The game is on my wishlist and I love TD games. I don't, however, love grinding. I'm opposed to games that are designed to force you to repeat sections multiple times simply to be allowed to progress. 

 

It will stay on my wishlist, but it's going to have to drop significantly in order for me to make a purchase.




#10611259 [old thread] Amazon PCDD - Summer Sale - $9.99 Walking Dead, Use "Go...

Posted by hal on 10 June 2013 - 09:44 PM

I like how the very first comment on the article is Jonathan Blow calling the guy out for exaggerating.

Oh my. Jonathan Blow actually sounds reasonable here.




#10608418 [old thread] Amazon PCDD - Summer Sale - $9.99 Walking Dead, Use "Go...

Posted by hal on 10 June 2013 - 04:23 AM

I think everyone would agree that the author of that piece has every right to be skeptical of anything that seems to good to be true, but I think there are a lot of points that are blown well out of proportion. 

 

The bit about the "100% to devs" is really just for the layman. At worst, its an example of poor phrasing. I feel certain that most people understand that developers/publishers work together to sell games and that the title is simply implying that Amazon is not taking a cut of the sale. 

 

The entire first part is a recount of what sounds like poor handling of the launch of the Amazon App Store. It's fair to point this out, but it makes lots of other assumptions that it shouldn't.




#10606799 [old thread] Amazon PCDD - Summer Sale - $9.99 Walking Dead, Use "Go...

Posted by hal on 09 June 2013 - 04:04 PM

For what it's worth, Triple Town is not a bad game. Forget the candy-cute casual appearance and you've got a puzzler from which you could get a few hours of game time, at least.

 

I'm still glad I bought it from Amazon when I did as the card prices have dropped by 60% already. Free is almost always better than cheap. 




#10601068 The Steam Deals + Cards Thread V8 ~ Summer Sale Encore Day! | Rage $...

Posted by hal on 07 June 2013 - 06:55 AM

Damn that's better! Site doesn't look like crap anymore!

It's amazing what a difference it makes. Now, they just need to fix the color of the post/reply box and toolbar.




#8519073 The Steam Deal Thread V2 - Dig into those holiday games. V3 thread coming soon!

Posted by hal on 01 August 2011 - 05:08 PM

Bob Came In Pieces is the deal today (50% off) $9.99 $4.99

Metacritic Score 73

It's a pretty decent action/puzzle game. I think it's worth the price, but it's been $2.00 and $2.50 at various times in the past.


#7694739 Steam Deal Thread V1 - Thread closed. See V2 thread for the deals!

Posted by hal on 28 November 2010 - 10:52 PM

In for the Indie Pack again today, despite the fact I already own two of the games - it's still a great deal on some very entertaining games.

Thoughts on the rest:

Orange Box: anyone that doesn't own most of these games already should have his or her head examined for passing up this deal.

The Ball: I reviewed a preview copy for another site and was impressed with the level design and length of the game. In addition to singleplayer there are leaderboards and survival levels. Think Portal with a ball. Sadly, GLaDOS is not involved in the game in any way.

Street Fighter IV: an excellent value at this price as it's packed with modes. If you like fighting games, this is a must-buy. Also, if enough PC units sell, maybe Capcom will find it in their hearts to release Super Street Fighter IV on the PC.

Bit.Trip.Beat & World of Goo: two excellent games, but you may be kicking yourself for paying more for them individually than you would have in the packs they put together this week.