Forum Settings
       
Reply To Thread

Steam Christmas sale starts todayFollow

#102 Dec 26 2011 at 2:12 PM Rating: Good
Avatar
*****
11,416 posts
Sonic Generations is a must at that price, it's easily one of the best of the current gen Sonic games.
____________________________
Shaowstrike (Retired - FFXI)
91PUP/BLM 86SMN/BST 76DRK
Cooking/Fishing 100


"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
— James D. Nicoll
#103 Dec 26 2011 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
Avatar
****
4,325 posts
Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Sonic Generations is a must at that price, it's easily one of the best of the current gen Sonic games.


If it was on sale for the price on Xbox or PS3 Id probably pick it up. Personally though I enjoyed the first 3 sonic games after that it felt like the same ole crap to me. They just didn't mix them up enough like Nintendo has with Mario games.

Oh I did like Sonic CD and Sonic Adventure.
____________________________
Hi
#104 Dec 26 2011 at 2:27 PM Rating: Good
Avatar
*****
11,416 posts
fronglo wrote:
Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Sonic Generations is a must at that price, it's easily one of the best of the current gen Sonic games.


If it was on sale for the price on Xbox or PS3 Id probably pick it up. Personally though I enjoyed the first 3 sonic games after that it felt like the same ole crap to me. They just didn't mix them up enough like Nintendo has with Mario games.

Oh I did like Sonic CD and Sonic Adventure.



Every time they tried to mix it up they wound up digging the franchise's grave a foot deeper, see Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Unleashed. Generations proves that the classic formula works best if you only add minimal tweaks to the gameplay.
____________________________
Shaowstrike (Retired - FFXI)
91PUP/BLM 86SMN/BST 76DRK
Cooking/Fishing 100


"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
— James D. Nicoll
#105 Dec 26 2011 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
Keeper of the Shroud
*****
13,177 posts
Bastion is supposed to be pretty **** good, so for five bucks, I'll give it a try.
#106 Dec 26 2011 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
*****
11,576 posts
Turin wrote:
Bastion is supposed to be pretty **** good, so for five bucks, I'll give it a try.


It's a great game. The gameplay itself is solid. It seems simple, but the proving grounds make it very clear that there's a distinct line between smashing things and surviving and making full use of your tools. Really though, it's the narration, music, and story that make the game.
#107 Dec 26 2011 at 7:18 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
***
3,141 posts
I got Batman: Arkham Asylum (Game of the Year Edition) for £2.49.
____________________________
.
#108 Dec 26 2011 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
Keeper of the Shroud
*****
13,177 posts
I got the achievement in Bastion to get an item from the pile and grabbed a 50% off coupon for any THQ game. I might end up using it for Saints Row the Third. That is, unless it goes on sale for a better deal than that between now and the end of the year.
#109 Dec 26 2011 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
*****
11,576 posts
Turin wrote:
I got the achievement in Bastion to get an item from the pile and grabbed a 50% off coupon for any THQ game. I might end up using it for Saints Row the Third. That is, unless it goes on sale for a better deal than that between now and the end of the year.


I got that achievement too and all I got was 50% off any title from Meridian and none of them impress D:

I should add, however, that in order to get the achievement I had to start a new game. And since I had already played through once I got to start a new game+. Sooooo much fun ripping through the baddies in the Rippling Walls/Wharf District with fully upgraded hammer and bow :O I got to the part where the path starts falling away behind you and I was all like, "PEW! PEW! This ain't no gauntlet! It's a shooting gallery!"

Umm...ya. Just didn't want to sound like a negative nancy o.O

Edited, Dec 26th 2011 9:30pm by Aurelius
#110 Dec 26 2011 at 8:54 PM Rating: Good
Avatar
*****
11,416 posts
Do you get to pick the item from the pile or is it random?
____________________________
Shaowstrike (Retired - FFXI)
91PUP/BLM 86SMN/BST 76DRK
Cooking/Fishing 100


"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
— James D. Nicoll
#111 Dec 26 2011 at 8:57 PM Rating: Good
Worst. Title. Ever!
*****
15,255 posts
Each one I got was a chunk of Coal or a Gift, open it and you get a random item (mine was 30% off a Valve game).

I just saw that the top prize was every game on Steam. That's just crazy (only one winner though).
____________________________
Can't sleep, clown will eat me.
#112 Dec 26 2011 at 9:25 PM Rating: Good
Avatar
*****
11,416 posts
By the way, that Beat Hazard Challenge should have been named ********** Your Ship" because those Xmas songs spawn an ungodly amount of the mini-fighters. It's almost impossible to clear enough so you have room to move on the screen.
____________________________
Shaowstrike (Retired - FFXI)
91PUP/BLM 86SMN/BST 76DRK
Cooking/Fishing 100


"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
— James D. Nicoll
#113 Dec 27 2011 at 3:25 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
Sequence: $1.24
Disciples III: Renaissance Steam Special Edition: $4.99
Disciples III: Resurrection: $7.49
Prince of Persia franchise: 75% off titles
Call of Duty Black Ops: $29.99
Star Wars franchise, various titles: 75% off
Cities in Motion: $4.99
Terraria: $2.49
Solar 2: $2.49
Stronghold 3: $33.49
Gothic franchise: 75% off
Dawn of War franchise: 66% off
F.E.A.R franchise: 50% off
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#114 Dec 27 2011 at 7:32 PM Rating: Good
Terrorfiend
*****
12,905 posts
Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
By the way, that Beat Hazard Challenge should have been named "@#%^ Your Ship" because those Xmas songs spawn an ungodly amount of the mini-fighters. It's almost impossible to clear enough so you have room to move on the screen.


I havent played Beat Hazard since it was released. Im amazed how much the game has changed and how much better it is.

i agree tho, that challenge is tough and its really hard listening to that christmas music.

eta: game buggged while I alt-tabbed to write this. music stopped, and my ship become powerless obv. then i died, and didnt respawn but the timer kept going. easiest achievement ever.

Edited, Dec 27th 2011 5:41pm by KTurner
#115 Dec 28 2011 at 12:01 PM Rating: Good
Terrorfiend
*****
12,905 posts
dung def 3.74 again... BUY IT
#116 Dec 28 2011 at 12:43 PM Rating: Excellent
****
6,470 posts
KTurner wrote:
dung def 3.74 again... BUY IT


Sometimes, words should not be abbreviated.
____________________________
Latest Articles:
Monaco: What's Yours is Mine Review

Follow me on Twitter!
#117 Dec 28 2011 at 2:23 PM Rating: Good
Sage
****
5,684 posts
Is the Revenge of the Titans achievement ridiculously hard or do I just fail at that game?
____________________________
Signature starts here.
#118 Dec 28 2011 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
Keeper of the Shroud
*****
13,177 posts
xypin wrote:
Is the Revenge of the Titans achievement ridiculously hard or do I just fail at that game?


I don't even know what it is. On the contest page all it says is "DRUNKEN FAMILY ARGUMENT - Hurrah! Christmas is finally over!" and there isn't any such achievement on the list.
#119 Dec 28 2011 at 6:47 PM Rating: Excellent
Avatar
*****
11,416 posts
Turin wrote:
xypin wrote:
Is the Revenge of the Titans achievement ridiculously hard or do I just fail at that game?


I don't even know what it is. On the contest page all it says is "DRUNKEN FAMILY ARGUMENT - Hurrah! Christmas is finally over!" and there isn't any such achievement on the list.


Here is a site that lists all the upcoming achievements for this event and how to get them/tricks to get them.


Steam Winter Sale 2011 Achievement Guide
____________________________
Shaowstrike (Retired - FFXI)
91PUP/BLM 86SMN/BST 76DRK
Cooking/Fishing 100


"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
— James D. Nicoll
#120 Dec 28 2011 at 7:18 PM Rating: Good
Terrorfiend
*****
12,905 posts
19 objectives done so far. 12 pieces of coal, 6 crappy coupons and one crappy game.

Bah Humbug
#121 Dec 28 2011 at 8:29 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
Nice link, thanks. I need to catch up once I get home after a week-long trip. That'll help a lot.
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#122 Dec 28 2011 at 9:26 PM Rating: Good
Avatar
*****
11,416 posts
In case anyone wants to see how many ships in Beat Hazard are generated after playing Christmas music for 50 minutes, here you go.

Screenshot
____________________________
Shaowstrike (Retired - FFXI)
91PUP/BLM 86SMN/BST 76DRK
Cooking/Fishing 100


"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
— James D. Nicoll
#123 Dec 29 2011 at 6:09 PM Rating: Good
Worst. Title. Ever!
*****
15,255 posts
Today's Deals:

Mafia/Mafia II/DLC Packs - 75% off
Dungeon Siege III - 60% Off (19.99) Buy the "Complete" set, pay for Dungeon Siege III+DLC (23.99) and get I/II for Free.
Wasteland Angel - 75% off (2.49)
Sword of the Stars - 50% Off (19.99)
Lord of the Rings, War in the North - 33% off (33.49)
Men of War Franchise - 75% Off
Two Tribes Franchise - 66% Off
Left 4 Dead/Left 4 Dead 2 - 75% Off (7.49 for both)
Quake Franchise - 75% Off
The Binding of Isaac - 75% Off (1.24)
Total War Franchise - 75% Off
Xotic - 75% Off (2.49)


If I hadn't already purchased a number of games, I'd probably pick up the Dungeon Siege pack. I played II, and liked it.

Edited, Dec 29th 2011 8:28pm by TirithRR
____________________________
Can't sleep, clown will eat me.
#124 Dec 30 2011 at 12:18 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
Fallout New Vegas $5, dlc 75%
SpaceChem $2.50
Magic: Duel of the Planeswalkers $4, dlc 60%
Super Meat Boy $3.75
Command & Conquer franchise 75% off (most games $5)
Puzzle agent $1.25, PA2 $2.50
Universe Sandbox $2.50
Civilization 5 GOTY $17, with no DLC $10, dlc seperately 66% off
GTA franchise 75% off. All GTA games (including expansions) $12.50
Deus Ex: Human Revolution $17
Driver: San Francisco $25
Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena $5 (warning, 3rd party DRM)
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#125 Dec 30 2011 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
Keeper of the Shroud
*****
13,177 posts
The New Vegas deal is just plain ridiculous. You can buy the game and all DLC for about fifteen dollars. That's enough content to keep you playing for 150+ hours. I already own it for 360, but I'm tempted to buy it again just to get the two DLC I don't have. It would actually be cheaper than buying them from XBL.

Super Meat Boy is part of the current Humble Bundle, so if you're interested in the game, that's they better deal.

Apparently, the H.B. deal has ended. It's the strongest bundle yet, so you missed a great deal if you didn't buy it.



Edited, Dec 30th 2011 10:26pm by Turin
#126 Dec 30 2011 at 6:59 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
Current Humble Bundle deal is over. You'll have to get your SMB through Steam.
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#127 Dec 30 2011 at 7:17 PM Rating: Excellent
Avatar
*****
11,416 posts
Thanks to the SMB team leaving their SQL database unlocked and it getting hacked, the achievement for the Holiday event was changed from completing only one Xmas level to all of them. Smiley: mad

Edited, Dec 30th 2011 8:32pm by Shaowstrike
____________________________
Shaowstrike (Retired - FFXI)
91PUP/BLM 86SMN/BST 76DRK
Cooking/Fishing 100


"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
— James D. Nicoll
#128 Dec 30 2011 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
Terrorfiend
*****
12,905 posts
smb trainer made it easy anyway. that game deserved to be cheated through.
#129 Dec 30 2011 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
Avatar
*****
11,416 posts
KTurner wrote:
smb trainer made it easy anyway. that game deserved to be cheated through.


Agreed. Here is the link to the site that I found the trainer on.

Edited, Dec 30th 2011 8:57pm by Shaowstrike
____________________________
Shaowstrike (Retired - FFXI)
91PUP/BLM 86SMN/BST 76DRK
Cooking/Fishing 100


"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
— James D. Nicoll
#130 Dec 31 2011 at 12:06 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
Final day of new sales (probably; last day is usually repeats of best deals)

Bit.Trip Runner - $2.49
Bit.Trip Beat - $2.49
LA Noire: Complete Edition - $12.49
BioShock - $4.99
BioShock 2 - $4.99
Dead Island - $19.99
Hitman Franchise - 75% off
Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale - $5.09
Counterstrike Franchise - 75% off
Hoard - $2.49
Magicka - $2.49
Grid - $3.74
Might & Magic Heroes Franchise - 50-75% off
Rochard - $4.99

Also, according to the achievements list, Trine is on sale for a buck. If you don't have it yet, you should. Especially for a dollar.



Edited, Dec 31st 2011 12:28pm by Jophiel
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#131 Dec 31 2011 at 12:22 PM Rating: Good
Avatar
*****
11,416 posts
Trine is listed at $3.39 for me. Picked up L.A. Noire and the rest of the Magicka DLC.
____________________________
Shaowstrike (Retired - FFXI)
91PUP/BLM 86SMN/BST 76DRK
Cooking/Fishing 100


"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
— James D. Nicoll
#132 Dec 31 2011 at 12:28 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
Must have been the traditional Steam pricing error we get with every sale.
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#133 Dec 31 2011 at 12:53 PM Rating: Good
Unforkgettable
*****
13,251 posts
I should pick up the BioShock games, but meh.
____________________________
Banh
#134 Dec 31 2011 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
Keeper of the Shroud
*****
13,177 posts
I may have to to pick up LA Noire, not sure though. I'll need to think about it.
#135 Dec 31 2011 at 3:24 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
I picked it up. At $12, it was probably my largest single purchase this sale.

All my achievement gifts were lame. Best I received was a 66% coupon for CoD: MW 2 and a 75% coupon for Sacred 2. Rest were cal or 10-50% coupons for garbage. Maybe if I see those two games go on sale between Jan 2nd and March, I'll apply the coupon on top and go for it.
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#136 Dec 31 2011 at 11:01 PM Rating: Good
****
7,820 posts
I had to pick up FO:NV and all the DLC. I already have it on the 360, but no DLC. For 15 bucks you can't beat it. I want to pick up that D&D: Daggerdale, but don't know if it's worth it. I have until 11 or so today to decide.
____________________________
People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome. ~River Tam

Sedao
#137 Jan 01 2012 at 12:57 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
Encore Day... meh.

Saints Row 3 $33.50
LA Noire $12.50
COD: MW3 $45
Assassin's Creed franchise 25-75%
Magicka 25%
Skyrim $40
Bastion $5
Total War Franchise 75%
Orcs Must Die $3.75
Dead Island $20
Deus Ex $17
Portal $2.50 Portal 2 $7.50
Serious Sam Franchise 50-90%
Batman Arkham City $25
Terraria $2.50
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#138 Jan 01 2012 at 1:22 PM Rating: Good
Terrorfiend
*****
12,905 posts
This year I bought:

Avadon (disliked it after about 5 min of play)
Bastion (love it)
The Binding of Isaac (hard as tits!)
SpaceChem (i'm not smart enough, tl;dr)
Orcs Must Die (3.74 cant go wrong and i love the genre)
Deus Ex Human Revolution (my big spender at 17 bucks)

eta: forgot i also bought dragon age 2 from amazon for 6 bucks.

Edited, Jan 1st 2012 11:43am by KTurner
#139 Jan 01 2012 at 1:51 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
I bought (between Steam & Amazon):

Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut
Borderlands: GOTY
Bastion
Beat Hazard
Binding of Issac
Bulletstorm
Civilization V
Cryostasis
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dragon Age 2
Fallout: New Vegas (with DLC)
Homefront
LA Noire
Metro 2033
Mount & Blade: Warband
Payday: The Heist
Red Faction: Armageddon
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Stalker: Clear Sky
Star Wars: KotOR
Terraria (for the kid)
Total War: Shogun 2
Universe Sandbox

Huh. That's more than I thought once I list it all out Smiley: laugh

On the bright side, the most I spent on any one game was $12 for LA Noire and most of those were $1-$5 games. A few were bought using the $5 coupons Amazon was giving away when you made a purchase.

Edited, Jan 1st 2012 7:32pm by Jophiel
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#140 Jan 01 2012 at 1:57 PM Rating: Good
Terrorfiend
*****
12,905 posts
Great Scott, Joph.
#141 Jan 01 2012 at 2:07 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
It came to around $60. So about $3 a game. Can't ***** about that.

Now I have something to do until the summer sales Smiley: laugh
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#142 Jan 01 2012 at 2:33 PM Rating: Good
****
7,820 posts
This Christmas sale I only bought,

Plants vs. Zombies
Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition
FO: NV (with DLC)
D&D: Daggerdale

If we count what I've bought from Steam this year, you have to add

FO3, GOTY Edition, and Borderlands. Steam offers great value that's for sure. I also grab games from GoG.com quite often.
____________________________
People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome. ~River Tam

Sedao
#143 Jan 01 2012 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
Keeper of the Shroud
*****
13,177 posts
I picked up Bastion and L.A. Noire, and am a bit tempted to get Arkham City. I've got so much other stuff to play though, that I might just wait a bit on that one. I can probably get it cheaper in a few months.
#144 Jan 01 2012 at 4:34 PM Rating: Good
Avatar
*****
11,416 posts
Killing Floor
Force Unleashed II
Trino
Garry's Mod
Fable
Costume Quest
Psychonauts
Arkham City
Stalker Franchise
Grotesque Tactics 2
Cave Story+
Fallout 3
Bulletstorm
Far Cry
Red Faction
Sonic Generations
Machinarium
S.P.A.Z.
Binding of Issac
Universal Sandbox
Left 4 Dead
L.A. Noire
Assorted DLC for several games

I win, I guess. Smiley: dubious
____________________________
Shaowstrike (Retired - FFXI)
91PUP/BLM 86SMN/BST 76DRK
Cooking/Fishing 100


"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
— James D. Nicoll
#145 Jan 01 2012 at 5:14 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Stalker Franchise

Get the "Complete 2009" mods.
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#146 Jan 01 2012 at 5:18 PM Rating: Good
Terrorfiend
*****
12,905 posts
first impression of Dragon Age 2: "Holy jugs, batman"
#147 Jan 01 2012 at 8:55 PM Rating: Good
Avatar
*****
11,416 posts
Don't craft anymore gifts unless you want Valve only coupons, they ran out of coupons/games for the other vendors.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2428973
____________________________
Shaowstrike (Retired - FFXI)
91PUP/BLM 86SMN/BST 76DRK
Cooking/Fishing 100


"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
— James D. Nicoll
#148 Jan 01 2012 at 9:20 PM Rating: Good
Worst. Title. Ever!
*****
15,255 posts
I'm keeping my coal as coal on the 0.000001% chance I actually win something with them.
____________________________
Can't sleep, clown will eat me.
#149 Jan 01 2012 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
Keeper of the Shroud
*****
13,177 posts
I didn't get enough coal to craft anyway.
#150 Jan 02 2012 at 2:47 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
Eske Esquire was talking about From Dust when he wrote:
I mean, its a fun game. it's just not very substantial, and its got a few hangups.

If it drops to say, $5, that'd be a perfect price point.

Currently $3.74 at Greenmangaming.com. No idea for how long.
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#151 Jan 02 2012 at 11:22 PM Rating: Decent
*****
11,576 posts
I picked up Bastion, Civ V GOTY, and the Overlord Complete Pack (Overlord, Raising ****, Overlord II).

Enjoying them all. I like Overlord because it's just funny. I mean, how can you not laugh when you send your impish minions after a small herd of sheep and the next thing you know, one of your minions has jumped on a sheep's back and is bapping it over the head with their club? Or you send your minions after some rats and they come back wearing the rats on their heads as helmets. I'd play it more if the controls weren't so awkward, but I enjoy the **** out of it in small doses.

Civ V has apparently received mixed reviews. It's significantly different in certain areas compared to previous Civ titles. For starters, you don't need to garrison units in your cities. Cities have their own health bar and their own ranged attack they can use once per turn. You also can't stack military units, but you can get flanking bonuses for having units on adjacent tiles when you attack. They also added a "policy" track that's sort of like a talent tree where you can spend culture for different perks that can actually make a huge difference. You don't need to load land units onto transports to move them across water anymore, but they're defenseless against naval units while they're in the water. Best of all, the final military unit upgrade is the Giant Death Robot.

And Bastion is Bastion. <3
Reply To Thread

Colors Smileys Quote OriginalQuote Checked Help

 

Recent Visitors: 59 All times are in CST
Anonymous Guests (59)