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#502 Aug 01 2012 at 7:35 AM Rating: Excellent
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GMG has a blog post up today apologizing for the previous check-out issues. Several US banks thought "Green Man Gaming" was a gambling site and were blocking attempts to charge through them. They were also having issues with some overzealous fraud prevention measures that were blocking legitimate customers. They're revising their measures and communicating with the banks and will be releasing more 20% off multiple-use vouchers once its all resolved.
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#503 Aug 02 2012 at 7:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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Few deals:
Drakensang Complete Pack is $10.18 at Gamers Gate in case you're looking for a new RPG
Bioshock Complete is also $10 in case you missed the first 15,000 sales on it.
Dark Messiah: Might & Magic is a mere $3.38. Activates on Steam.

Mafia II is $8.99 at GetGamesGo (Steam activated)
Civ IV Complete is $7.49
Civ III Complete is a mere $1.25 just in case you always wanted to play Civilization but never had more than a buck twenty-five in your pocket.

Cities XL 2011 is $4.98 at Green Man Gaming
The Next Big Thing is $7.48 in case you're the sort who enjoys the adventure/puzzle genre.

Dungeons & Dragons Ultimate Pack is $17.99 for today only. Includes Neverwinter Nights Complete, Neverwinter Nights 2 Complete, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 with expansions, Icewind Dale 1 & 2 w/exp., Planescape: Torment and Temple of Elemental Evil.
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#504 Aug 02 2012 at 10:40 AM Rating: Good
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Has anyone played Cities XL 2011? I hate to waste $4.98. Smiley: tongue

Seriously, has anyone played it? I loved the Sim City games but they lost something as time went on, and then they lost me. I'll probably just buy it when I get home, I don't see a timer running so I'm assuming it's good through the end of the day.


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The sale is good through the 6th.

I bought it when the 20% vouchers were still active and I had trade-in credit so I only spent 99¢ for it. I haven't played it yet though. From what little I read, 2012 changed little from it so I didn't bother posting that sale as its significantly more expensive.

"Professional" reviews on Metacritic range from positive to mixed but most of the criticisms are things that don't worry/affect me such as lack of multiplayer (which I don't want) or not adding enough from the 2009 version (which I don't own). The biggest general criticism seems to be not adding enough new to the genre but since I haven't played a city builder since SimCity 2000, I'm sure something new is in there if only a prettier city once I'm done Smiley: grin
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#506 Aug 02 2012 at 11:08 AM Rating: Good
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Has anyone played Cities XL 2011? I hate to waste $4.98. Smiley: tongue

Seriously, has anyone played it? I loved the Sim City games but they lost something as time went on, and then they lost me. I'll probably just buy it when I get home, I don't see a timer running so I'm assuming it's good through the end of the day.


Just pass. I have not played them myself, but from what ive read they are just really bad. Theres supposedly a new sim city coming out soon so maybe take that 4.98 and invest half of it in low risk mutual funds and then take the other half over to my friend Asadulah who works in securities...

point is you'd have enough to buy the new sim city when it's released.

Edited, Aug 2nd 2012 10:09am by KTurner
#507 Aug 02 2012 at 11:15 AM Rating: Good
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I haven't played a city builder since SimCity 2000


Then you should have gotten sim city 4 deluxe when it was on sale during the steam summer sale for 5 bucks....
#508 Aug 02 2012 at 11:16 AM Rating: Good
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Skyrim is 50% off today on Steam. Grab it if you didn't get it during the sale.
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#509 Aug 02 2012 at 11:22 AM Rating: Good
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Just yesterday (maybe the day before) i was saying that im actually in the mood to give this "skyrim" thing a try and then they put it on sale again to tempt me more.
#510 Aug 02 2012 at 11:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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Neverwinter Nights Complete, Neverwinter Nights 2 Complete, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 with expansions, Icewind Dale 1 & 2 w/exp., Planescape: Torment and Temple of Elemental Evil.


I seem to recall hearing good things about the Baldur's Gate games; something like them being the forefathers of all good RPGs or somesuch? Is it worth the $18 for those two and several games I have no particular desire to try?
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#511 Aug 02 2012 at 11:27 AM Rating: Good
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Baldurs Gate and Neverwinter Nights are both great series if you havent played either. That might make it worth 18. Baldurs Gate is too old to be worth 18 alone.
#512 Aug 02 2012 at 11:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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Then you should have gotten sim city 4 deluxe when it was on sale during the steam summer sale for 5 bucks....

Pfftt.. that'd be five times the cost.

Folks talk up Planescape: Torment as well but I never played. But I'm not dropping $20 on the pack anyway.

Edited, Aug 2nd 2012 12:40pm by Jophiel
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#513 Aug 02 2012 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Neverwinter Nights Complete, Neverwinter Nights 2 Complete, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 with expansions, Icewind Dale 1 & 2 w/exp., Planescape: Torment and Temple of Elemental Evil.


I seem to recall hearing good things about the Baldur's Gate games; something like them being the forefathers of all good RPGs or somesuch? Is it worth the $18 for those two and several games I have no particular desire to try?


Excluding ToEE, which had several major bugs and was a completely different game from the rest, NWN 2 is the worst in that collection. If you enjoy Baldur's Gate 1 & 2, you'll enjoy Icewind Dale 1 & 2. Torment was pretty good, and NWN strikes everyone differently. Some like the pull away from the Torment, BG, and IWD styles, others don't.

If you do play BG and IWD, you'll immediately know where Dragon Age came from. The play styles are pretty much identical.
#514 Aug 02 2012 at 3:42 PM Rating: Good
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Neverwinter Nights Complete, Neverwinter Nights 2 Complete, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 with expansions, Icewind Dale 1 & 2 w/exp., Planescape: Torment and Temple of Elemental Evil.


I seem to recall hearing good things about the Baldur's Gate games; something like them being the forefathers of all good RPGs or somesuch? Is it worth the $18 for those two and several games I have no particular desire to try?


Excluding ToEE, which had several major bugs and was a completely different game from the rest, NWN 2 is the worst in that collection. If you enjoy Baldur's Gate 1 & 2, you'll enjoy Icewind Dale 1 & 2. Torment was pretty good, and NWN strikes everyone differently. Some like the pull away from the Torment, BG, and IWD styles, others don't.

If you do play BG and IWD, you'll immediately know where Dragon Age came from. The play styles are pretty much identical.

Torment, is by far the best game in that bundle.
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#515 Aug 02 2012 at 5:15 PM Rating: Good
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Skyrim is 50% off today on Steam. Grab it if you didn't get it during the sale.


Apparently all weekend? I see that's just today's deal on a special weekend, nvm. And Dawnguard was released for the PC (And I assume all non-Xbox platforms, Microsoft's hostage situation has been resolved)

Edited, Aug 2nd 2012 7:25pm by TirithRR
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#516 Aug 02 2012 at 5:16 PM Rating: Good
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Skyrim may be 50% off, but Dawnguard is still full price Smiley: frown

Edited, Aug 2nd 2012 6:17pm by xypin
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#517 Aug 02 2012 at 5:22 PM Rating: Good
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But if you don't own III, IV, V, or Dawnguard, you can get them all for 60 bucks.
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#518 Aug 02 2012 at 5:58 PM Rating: Good
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Skyrim may be 50% off, but Dawnguard is still full price Smiley: frown

Edited, Aug 2nd 2012 6:17pm by xypin


Dawnguard was just released at 1 PM today for Steam, and from what I read of the reviews even $10 is too much for it.
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#519 Aug 02 2012 at 6:04 PM Rating: Good
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xypin wrote:
Skyrim may be 50% off, but Dawnguard is still full price Smiley: frown

Edited, Aug 2nd 2012 6:17pm by xypin


Dawnguard was just released at 1 PM today for Steam, and from what I read of the reviews even $10 is too much for it.


Most reviews give it 8+ out of 10 from what I've seen. Forums are full of people demanding a 5 dollar DLC though, entitlement and all that.

I won't be downloading it right now, because I haven't touched Skyrim in quite some time (150+ hours in the first few weeks, then took a break). Buying it now it would sit unplayed until much later, so I'll just wait til I want to play it and by then it will likely be on a rotating sale schedule.
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#520 Aug 02 2012 at 8:25 PM Rating: Good
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Neverwinter Nights Complete, Neverwinter Nights 2 Complete, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 with expansions, Icewind Dale 1 & 2 w/exp., Planescape: Torment and Temple of Elemental Evil.


I seem to recall hearing good things about the Baldur's Gate games; something like them being the forefathers of all good RPGs or somesuch? Is it worth the $18 for those two and several games I have no particular desire to try?


Yeah, If you like AD&D, Baldurs gate is top tier.
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#521 Aug 03 2012 at 10:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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PC Gamer had an entry up today with GMG code PCGMR-ALLIN-GREEN for 25% off a game this week. Since it was posted today, I don't know if "this week" means from now until the 10th or just through the weekend or what. I also don't know if it's usable more than once per account.

Also, I had to get this code via the internet because I'm still waiting on Alla to send me my copy of PC Gamer Smiley: mad

Edit: GMG has Borderlands 2 for 20% off right now. Assuming the code above works with it, that'd be $36 for Borderlands 2. I'm unwilling to experiment since, if it's a one-use code, I'd use it up checking on a game I'm not buying right now anyway.

Edited, Aug 3rd 2012 11:27am by Jophiel
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#522 Aug 04 2012 at 8:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Today's summer sale Dailies from GamersGate:
Two Worlds II: GoYE - $9.99
Disciples III: Gold edition - $8.99
Confrontation - $19.98
Alpha Protocol - $3.99

Plus assorted other sales.

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#523 Aug 05 2012 at 7:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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Spellforce Complete Pack - $13.60
Dungeons: Gold edition - $7.49
Dungeon Siege III - $4.99
Last Remnant - $3.75

I heard a few people saying good things about Last Remnant when GMG recently had it on sale (this price is cheaper) although the JRPG/arcade looking style isn't really my thing.
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#524 Aug 05 2012 at 8:17 AM Rating: Good
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Last Remnant gets boring fairly quickly. It could just be the FF-style combat, but I like to think it's also the uninteresting characters and dumb plot,
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#525 Aug 05 2012 at 8:32 AM Rating: Good
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Last Remnant was absolutely awful.

Plot was by far its weakest point. Important parts were rushed and everything else was drawn out. Every time something actually did happen, I felt like an exciting cut scene was missing. The characters were so boring, they made those of FFXII and FFXIII seem incredible.

The battle system is actually the most interesting part of the game. Instead of standard-fair FF combat, a special tactical system is used. Your teammates are actually small armies and you give very general orders (attack, heal, use magic) and can flank enemies, but you can't specify the specifics such as which spell to cast. On the xbox, this system caused significant lag, but I had no problems on the PC. The issue with the system though is that it's much more interesting when you have 4-5 "armies" on your side, but most of the game you're stuck with 2-3 fighting a group with 5-6 "armies", removing almost any real strategy.
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Well, I'm glad the style scared me off then and I didn't spend $3.75 on it (or the $7.99 GMG price)
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