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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Keab42 » 20 Apr 2012, 14:08

Mount & Blade for 75% off is also worth it.
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Postby ANeMzero » 01 May 2012, 11:10

Morrowind and Oblivion are both half off until the 7th due to Morrowinds 10th Anniversary.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby LogicSword » 01 May 2012, 14:02

Bastion has 60% off. Buy it now.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Keab42 » 01 May 2012, 14:09

LogicSword wrote:Bastion has 60% off. Buy it now.


Seriously. Bastion is awesome in it's purest form.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Myrph » 05 May 2012, 10:11

Batman Arkham City is 50% off this weekend, and Batman Arkham Asylum is 66% off. Arkham Asylum is definitely worth a look if you haven't already and from what I've heard City is definitely worth a shot as well.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Kapol » 05 May 2012, 11:08

Myrph wrote:Batman Arkham City is 50% off this weekend, and Batman Arkham Asylum is 66% off. Arkham Asylum is definitely worth a look if you haven't already and from what I've heard City is definitely worth a shot as well.


AC is worth it easily. Pick if up if you can. Better then AA in pretty much every way.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Geoff_B » 05 May 2012, 13:05

I thought AA had a more compelling story. AC more like obstacles being thrown in your way for no reason whatsoever. Really Mr Freeze? Really?
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Kapol » 05 May 2012, 13:09

Yea, but AC had more going on with Hugo and all the motivations, backstory, side-stories, and so forth that were going on around the town. I do agree that there was a LOT of BS obsticles put in your way for no better reason then padding things out though.

Also, check out Chime for those who might be interested. It's cheap right now ($1.75 in the US) and is a pretty good game.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Geoff_B » 05 May 2012, 13:16

AA had the greatest easter egg ever. It was so well hidden that the developers had to tell people it was there months after release. That alone makes it worth the price :D
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Postby Darkobra » 05 May 2012, 15:06

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Secret room in the Warden's office with plans for Arkham City.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Kapol » 06 May 2012, 22:18

While not on Steam itself, Amazon has a sale on Psychonauts here in the US for $2. If you have never played it, BUY IT RIGHT NOW.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby ANeMzero » 07 May 2012, 18:50

Kapol wrote:While not on Steam itself, Amazon has a sale on Psychonauts here in the US for $2. If you have never played it, BUY IT RIGHT NOW.


Psychonauts remains on sale, though now at $4.

It is also worth noting that this is the Steam version. Which is good, as that is the only version with achievements, 360 controller support and a slightly less horrible last level.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Kapol » 07 May 2012, 19:41

I thought that it is a steam-powered game, like Deus Ex: Human Revolution, hence why I didn't mention it. But $4 is still a steal. I'd like to get Stacking while it's on sale since I already have CQ and Psychonauts, but I'm low on money at the moment. Oh well.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Kapol » 08 May 2012, 15:03

Alan Wake is one sale for 50% off on Steam right now. Go pick up the CE if you have the chance.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Darkobra » 09 May 2012, 05:12

66% off Portal 2 on Steam today!

And 70% off the EA Indie Bundle! They're on top of everything these days.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Geoff_B » 09 May 2012, 05:27

Isn't EA Indie Bundle a contradiction in terms and therefore non-existent?
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby ANeMzero » 09 May 2012, 07:58

Geoff_B wrote:Isn't EA Indie Bundle a contradiction in terms and therefore non-existent?


It is a common misconception in gaming circles that somehow having a publisher is mutually exclusive with "being indie." While this is probably true in the Music and Film industry, the fact is that the content platforms for games differ dramatically from those mediums. One of the largest platforms, the 360, is pretty much closed to any developer who doesn't sign with a publisher.

The problem is that if a developer wants to release a game on XBLA-proper they need to cut a deal with a major publisher. There is simply no other way on to XBLA. (XBLAIG doesn't count, as it is restricted to XNA games, and is pretty much a digital ghetto.)

Some developers choose to "self-publish" by "renting" a slot from a major publisher. However, in this case they're still giving a large chunk of change to MS and the publisher. Furthermore, the developer will have to foot the rather hefty bill for certification.

Most indie developers don't really have a lot of cash lying around by the time development is winding up, so they opt into a publishing agreement because well, if the publisher is going to be taking a cut anyways you might as well let the handle the fees and marketing. It is just easier.

This is why EA has "indie" titles, and why games such as Bastion (published by WB) are still "indie." If the developer independently funded the games development, and retains the rights to their IP then they are for the sake of argument, independent.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby LogicSword » 09 May 2012, 13:50

Also true in the film industry, look at Fox Highlights.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby SAJewers » 10 May 2012, 10:34

Not really a sale, but Rockstar is giving away free copies of Midnight Club 2 to anyone who joins the Rockstar Games Steam group by 10AM Pacific May 15.

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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Fenrir » 15 May 2012, 13:29

Dear Esther & Plants vs Zombies are on sale at the minute if anyone's interested.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby ANeMzero » 15 May 2012, 15:44

Just finished playing through Dear Esther and.. I don't even know how to describe it. There isn't really a word for it.

There are no puzzles. There are no enemies. There are no moral choices or strategies or anything. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it simply becomes hard to categorize. I don't think it fits in with most definitions of video games, or perhaps games in general.

You could argue it is interactive fiction. It is certainly an interactive piece, but unlike the mainstays of that medium the audience doesn't actually have any real involvement in the outcome of the fiction.

At its core it is an immersive narrative experience. It gives an experience that is more similar to reading a book than really anything else on Steam.

However, if you're the sort of person who legitimately enjoys long walks on the beach instead of just putting it in a personals advertisement for the sake of seeming romantic then Dear Esther is probably going to treat you well, even if you can't get into the story. It is the best use of the Source Engine I have ever seen. Hell, occasionally it will even make Unreal and Cry Engine look a bit dated.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Geoff_B » 15 May 2012, 23:21

^ Pretty much all of that, plus the fact I pretty much soiled myself in the third and fourth chapters.

For a "game" that has no enemies, no puzzles and no interaction in any way, it is extremely creepy.
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby General Michi » 17 May 2012, 13:10

75% off the Ghost Recon franchise, should make for fun times before Future Soldier comes out
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Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Postby Kapol » 17 May 2012, 13:26

Amazon (US at least) has a bunch of digital download games on sale. Some are on Steam, such as Metro 2033 for $5.

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