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#252 Jun 28 2012 at 2:13 PM Rating: Good
On the other hand, it could be kind of cool if everything hit at once.

Bam! Meet the Pyro!
Mass Effect ending DLC!
Supreme Court ruling!
Guild Wars 2 release date!
And top it off with the Steam Summer Sale!

It would at least be entertaining on sites like reddit.
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Amazon has offered up a preview of their Summer Sale. This isn't everything they'll have on sale (they've tended to react and price match a lot of steam specials) but some specials they're going to run. Starts on Saturday...

Standalone Titles
1. Max Payne 3 - $29.99 (50% off) – This is the Steam version. 50% runs 7/1-7/4 (end of day 7/4) and will then be 33% off through 7/14
2. Spec Ops: The Line - $24.99 (50% off) – Steam activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14
3. Syndicate - $14.99 – Origin activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14
4. The Darkness II - $12.49 – Steam activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14
5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - $29.99 (50% off Steam activate-able) – runs 7/1-7/14
6 Crusader Kings II - $9.99 – Steam activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14
7. Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition - $7.49 (Steam activate-able) runs 7/1-7/14

8. Duke Nukem Complete Pack $7.99 (Steam activate-able) runs 7/1-7/14:
a. The base game - Duke Nukem Forever
b. The DLC Pack - Duke Nukem Forever Hail to the Icons Parody Pack DLC
c. And the DLC Pack - The Doctor Who Cloned Me DLC Pack

9. X-Com Complete Pack – $2.99 - Steam activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14


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10. Plethora of Paradox Games - $19.99 containing (all Steam activateable) runs 7/1-7/7
a. Crusader Kings II [Download]
b. Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shields DLC Pack [Online Game Code]
c. Crusader Kings II: Mongols DLC Pack [Online Game Code]
d. Crusader Kings II: Ruler Designer DLC [Online Game Code]
e. Crusader Kings II: Songs of Albion DLC [Online Game Code]
f. Crusader Kings II: Songs of Faith DLC [Online Game Code]
g. Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Holy Land DLC [Online Game Code]
h. Magicka Collection [Download]
i. Magicka: The Stars Are Left DLC [Online Game Code]
j. Majesty Gold [Online Game Code]
k. Majesty 2 Collection
l. Victoria II [Online Game Code]
m. Warlock: Master of the Arcane [Download]

11. Plentiful Paradox Package - $12.49 (all are Steam activate-able) runs 7/1-7/7 contains:
a. Crusader Kings II [Download]
b. Magicka Collection [Download]
c. Magicka: The Stars Are Left DLC [Online Game Code]
d. Sword of the Stars - Complete Collection [Online Game Code]
e. Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter [Download]
f. Victoria II [Online Game Code]

9. Pint Sized Paradox bundle $7.49 (all steam activate-able) runs 7/1-7/7:
a. Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shields DLC Pack [Online Game Code]
b. Crusader Kings II: Mongols DLC Pack [Online Game Code]
c. Crusader Kings II: Ruler Designer DLC [Online Game Code]
d. Crusader Kings II: Songs of Albion DLC [Online Game Code]
e. Crusader Kings II: Songs of Faith DLC [Online Game Code]
f. Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Holy Land DLC [Online Game Code]
g. Majesty Gold [Online Game Code]
h. Warlock: Master of the Arcane [Download]
i. Majesty 2 Collection

12. 2K Strategy Pack - $19.99 – runs 7/1-7/14
a. Sid Meier's Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition [Download]
b. Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition [Download]
c. The Stronghold Collection [Download]

13. 2K Shooter Pack - $19.99 – runs 7/1-7/14
a. BioShock 2 [Download]
b. BioShock [Download]
c. Borderlands Game of the Year Edition [Download]
d. Duke Nukem Forever Complete Pack [Download]

14. 2K Mega Pack - $39.99 – runs 7/1-7/14
a. BioShock 2 [Download]
b. BioShock [Download]
c. Borderlands Game of the Year Edition [Download]
d. CivCity: Rome [Download]
e. Duke Nukem Forever Complete Pack [Download]
f. Mafia II [Download]
g. Sid Meier's Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition [Download]
h. Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition [Download]
i. The Stronghold Collection [Download]

15. Rockstar Classics Pack - $14.99 – Steam activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14
a. Bully - Scholarship Edition
b. Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas
c. Grand Theft Auto - Vice City
d. Max Payne 2 - The Fall of Payne
e. Midnight Club 2

16. Bioshock Dual Pack (Bioshock 1 + 2) – $7.49 Steam activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14
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#254 Jun 29 2012 at 9:41 AM Rating: Good
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2. Spec Ops: The Line - $24.99 (50% off) – Steam activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14
3. Syndicate - $14.99 – Origin activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14


$14.99 is a fine price to pay for Syndicate. I actually reviewed that one, if anyone's curious.

Been hearing good things about Spec Ops. That's a big discount considering how recently the game came out. Haven't given it a shot myself, though.

Edited, Jun 29th 2012 11:41am by Eske
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#255 Jun 29 2012 at 9:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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I liked The Darkness II well enough. Great voice acting and I liked the art. Game play was entertaining. It was far overpriced at $50-$60 but $12 seems fair for it. It is short -- my run through the single player took maybe 6-7 hours total and I doubt there's anything going on multiplayer.

Also, this.

Edited, Jun 29th 2012 11:09am by Jophiel
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#256 Jun 29 2012 at 10:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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For today only the Civ V Gods and Kings expansion is on sale for $19.49 at Green Man Gaming.

No link; the power is out at the office so I'm messing around on my phone.
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#257 Jun 29 2012 at 11:01 AM Rating: Good
Here:

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/strategy/sid-meiers-civilization-v-gods-kings/
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#258 Jul 01 2012 at 1:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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GGG has Fall of the Samurai for 60% off -- $11.99
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#259 Jul 01 2012 at 5:43 PM Rating: Good
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Amazon has new release "Spec Ops: The Line" on sale already. It's $25 for the PC Download version, $45 for the 360 version, and $50 for the PS3 version.
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#260 Jul 02 2012 at 8:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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A few other deals as the Steam forums continue to go ape irate over the still-not-yet-occurring Steam sale...

Civ IV & V pack - $11.99 (note that IV is "complete" but V is base, not GoTY)
Civ V: Game of the Year Edition - $24.99 (I'd personally go with the above and get your DLC piecemeal as you want it, assuming you don't already own Civ IV)
Battlefield 2 Complete - $4.99
Mafia II - $14.99

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#261 Jul 02 2012 at 10:39 PM Rating: Good
A Bethesda pack was just added to Steam. Labeled as "Bethesda Collection (Summer 2012)"

Note: Not available for purchase yet, the link I posted is a background registry monitoring site for steam. Basically, when they make any changes behind the scenes, this site notices and logs it. It's basically where bundles and such show up before you see them in the store.

Contains:
  • Brink + 4 DLCs
  • Fallout: NV + 5 DLCs
  • Hunted
  • Skyrim


All come with all available languages.

If we do not see a Midweek Madness go live this Tuesday, consider this as confirmation that the sale starts this week.

EDIT: Similar packs are up for the developers 1C and Stardock.

1C pack:
  • Men of War + DLC
  • King's Bounty + DLC
  • Cryostatis
  • NecroVisioN
  • Theatre of War
  • Space Rangers 2: Reboot
  • Rig n' Roll
  • Condemned Heroes


Stardock pack:
  • Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition
  • Demigod
  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
  • (Standalone expansion for Sins of a Solar Empire)


Feel free to let me know if I missed anything. Like I said, if we don't see a Midweek Madness this week, expect the sale to begin this Thursday.

Edited, Jul 3rd 2012 12:53am by IDrownFish
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#262 Jul 03 2012 at 3:56 PM Rating: Good
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Sony just announced that from now till the end of July the majority of Atlus games on the PSN store are 50% off.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/07/03/today-50-off-atlus-games-in-the-hojaefjaam-psn-sale/
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#263 Jul 03 2012 at 3:58 PM Rating: Good
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Oh yeah, Command & Conquer series and Rock of Ages are the Midweek Madness sale on Steam this week, so no Summer Sale 4 U.
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#264 Jul 03 2012 at 4:22 PM Rating: Good
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Oh yeah, Command & Conquer series and Rock of Ages are the Midweek Madness sale on Steam this week, so no Summer Sale 4 U.


I wouldn't rule it out just yet. While no midweek madness would mean the sale would almost certainly start, I don't think a midweek madness precludes the sale, either. For instance, they have added 3 new Summer 2012 collections to Steam. A Square Hits collection (including DE:HR and Tomb Raider), a Paradox collection (including Mount and Blade and Magicka), and a Kalypso collection (including... Airline Tycoon 2. Smiley: dubious). I'm still putting my money on this Thursday.

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#265 Jul 03 2012 at 4:41 PM Rating: Excellent
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Collections are "eh" to me. If there's anything especially good, I probably already own it and you don't get duplicate copies so why bother. They're only really good if you somehow want most of the pack and yet don't own any of the games you want.
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Oh yeah, Command & Conquer series and Rock of Ages are the Midweek Madness sale on Steam this week, so no Summer Sale 4 U.


I wouldn't rule it out just yet. While no midweek madness would mean the sale would almost certainly start, I don't think a midweek madness precludes the sale, either. For instance, they have added 3 new Summer 2012 collections to Steam. A Square Hits collection (including DE:HR and Tomb Raider), a Paradox collection (including Mount and Blade and Magicka), and a Kalypso collection (including... Airline Tycoon 2. Smiley: dubious). I'm still putting my money on this Thursday.

Edited, Jul 3rd 2012 6:25pm by IDrownFish

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Just posted on Kotaku.
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#268 Jul 03 2012 at 6:19 PM Rating: Good
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Collections are "eh" to me. If there's anything especially good, I probably already own it and you don't get duplicate copies so why bother. They're only really good if you somehow want most of the pack and yet don't own any of the games you want.


Agreed. I don't really like collections either. I'm just posting them because I'm interpreting them as large neon letters saying "INCOMING SALE"
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#269 Jul 04 2012 at 8:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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Speaking of collections:

Total War Bundle - $29.99
--- Medieval II, Empire, Rome (Gold ed. & Alexander expansion), Napoleon, Shogun 2 (with Rise of the Samurai) & Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai

Sega Awesome Pack - $12.49
--- Renegade Ops (w/ Reinforcement pack & Coldstrike), Sonic CD, Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Comix Zone, Ecco the Dolphin, Gain Ground, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master, VectorMan, Crack Down, Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi, Space Harrier II, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Bonanza Bros., Columns, Ecco Jr., Eternal Champions, Fatal Labyrinth, Galaxy Force II, Kid Chameleon, Ristar, Super Thunder Blade, Alien Storm, Bio-Hazard Battle, Columns III, Sword of Vermilion, Virtua Fighter 2, Ecco: The Tides of Time, Decap Attack, Flicky, ESWAT: City Under Siege, Golden Axe II, Alien Soldier, Gunstar Heroes, Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole, Light Crusader, Shining Force, Shining Force II, Shining in the Darkness, Streets of Rage, Streets of Rage 2, Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair, Golden Axe III, Beyond Oasis / The Story of Thor, Dynamite Headdy, Phantasy Star II, Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom, Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium, Streets of Rage 3, The Revenge of Shinobi, Vectorman 2, Wonder Boy in Monster World
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#270 Jul 04 2012 at 8:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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That Sega collection is like a nostalgia orgy.
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#271 Jul 04 2012 at 8:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'd probably just die from trying to figure out which to play first.
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You still have the tutorial of vanilla shogun to get through!
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The 2K Strategy Pack now has Civ IV: Complete Edition, Civ V: GOTY and the Stronghold Collection all for $19.99 (which is less than Amazon is selling Civ V:GOTY stand-alone for).

Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai is a lean, "buy it now" price of $7.49

EA's "Storming, Burning, Reflecting, Flaming, Sabotaging Pack" was sold out on Amazon yesterday but is now back. For $14.99 you get Bulletstorm, Burnout Paradise: Ultimate, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, Mirror's Edge and Saboteur. Bulletstorm was a buggy piece of **** for me but I hear Mirror's Edge & Saboteur are both good. Maybe someone can speak for the other games.

Square Enix pack with Just Cause 2, Kane & Lynch 2, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light and Supreme Commander 2 for a svelte $7.49

Payday: the Heist is $4.99 or you can buy a four pack for $14.99 and guilt three of your friends into playing with you.


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Green Man Gaming is offering 25% off any and every game in the store for the next three days.
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Kingdoms of Amalur is $25 on Amazon which is 38% off. I would have guessed it'd drop to 50% but maybe it will yet.

The DLC is half price though is you're still playing it.
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#276 Jul 06 2012 at 6:07 PM Rating: Good
Well, obviously no sale this week. Which I'm still surprised at, but whatever. Anyone want bets on next week?
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Sale codes for GetGamesGo:

Commandos Complete (75% off) - REZZED01
Borderlands (80% off) - REZZED02
Total War: Fall of the Samurai (50% off) - REZZED03 <--- This is $7.49 on Amazon right now which is a better deal
Sniper Elite V2 (50% off) - REZZED04
Serious Sam 3 BFE (75% off) - REZZED05
Stronghold Kingdoms Deluxe (50% off) - REZZED06
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Amazon is putting up a THQ Action Pack for $14.99. Includes Metro 2033, Darksiders, Nexuiz, Red Faction: Armageddon (with DLC) and Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

Note that it's not live as of this posting. Supposed to go live today tomorrow (July 8th) though. Nice thing about the Amazon packs versus the Steam bundles is that, since Amazon just gives you the individual Steam keys, you can give extras to your friends rather than just "wasting" the game. Is Darksiders any good?

Mafia II is $11.25 on GMG with the "25OFF-ALLTH-EGAME" voucher code on top of its sale price
RAGE: Special Edition is $26.23 with voucher code
Worms: Reloaded is $5.09 with voucher code
Dead Island: GOTY edition is $15 with voucher code




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I never did get to play Darksiders, though I did want to. I don't know that I have enough interest in the other games to pay $15 for it. I'm sure it'll go on sale by itself at some point in the future.
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Metro 2033 was a good game in my opinion although it's one of those games that habitually goes on sale for $4.99. I already own RF:A but have yet to play it.

Anyone play Sniper Elite V2? $20 at GetGamesGo is a nice price for it given how new it is although I'm skeptical I'll commit to it since I have enough stuff to play already.

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Played and finished it, $20 isn't a bad price but I would wait for it to go down to $10.
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Darksiders was on sale a while back for five bucks, that's when I picked it up. I just started playing it last week and am a few hours in. It's not bad, but I'm glad I got it cheap, I would have been annoyed to pay full price for the game. Best description I can come up with is God of War lite.

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I already own Metro 2033 and Red Faction and don't have much interest in the other couple so I guess I'll pick up Darksiders as a stand-alone should I decide to get it.
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This is possibly a complete list of games that will be discounted during the Steam Summer Sale. Grain of salt and all that while you browse all 116 pages.

http://cdr.thebronasium.com/sub/search/p/1/sort:date_updated/direction:desc

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Two pages of that made my eyes cross between all the DLC, multiple editions, foreign editions, etc. Plus Steam will have a ton of stuff on sale for 25% or so -- it's the big dailies that get everyone excited.

For anyone who picked up Disciples II when it was free on GMG, it's worth an additional $3 trade-in credit. I picked up Mafia II for $8 between the sale price, the 25% voucher and trading in Disciples II.
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You can trade in digital games?
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GMG allows you to trade in games that are on their client. You can't trade in things like Steamworks titles since GMG has no way to remove your access to the games once you get your Steam key.
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You can trade in digital games?


The EU ruled that it is legal to trade digital games, so it's only a matter of time.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/eu-court-decision-on-sales-of-used-digital-games-means-big-changes-for-steam-origin/
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So now we'll all get to pay more for games to make up for the trading. Yay...

Or maybe I'll get lucky and they'll just region lock the **** out of the EU.
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So now we'll all get to pay more for games to make up for the trading. Yay...

Or maybe I'll get lucky and they'll just region lock the **** out of the EU.


They already make things cost numerically the same in euros and usd. That should more than make up the 'lost' trading money.
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I don't foresee anyone saying "Oh well, we were making too much from them already" and not trying to make up the difference.

I thought the euro/dollar thing was largely a Steam issue and other outlets priced more accurately based on the exchange rate.
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I forsee them pricing it (or attempting to price it) at a value that optimizes price (x) buyers (-) minimal costs rather than a higher amount due to redistribution rights. That pricing strategy is basically why they are making so much of direct distro sales.

People are much more likely to trade in a $50 game than a ~$5-20 game they got on sale. I do see trade in values dropping, even if the volume picks up from ease of use.

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The issue isn't trade-ins to vendors, it's cross people trading. I finish a game and give it to another person or trade it for another key. The vendors never see a dime of it. In person this is mitigated by the number of people who know who are going to trade physical media with you. On the internet, there's no bounds to it.

Or, like I said, they'll just region lock games for the EU the same way they currently region lock games for Russia and the eastern Bloc states (who buy their games for huge discounts over US/European pricing). If you can't stop it, you can just limit it by not not allowing the traded games to leave the EU.
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#296 Jul 09 2012 at 8:27 PM Rating: Excellent
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Empire & Napoleon Total War GOTY dual pack for $7.49 at Impulse. Steam activated.
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#297 Jul 11 2012 at 6:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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Green Man Gaming is giving away Hacker: Evolution today. Expect the site to run very slow because, hey, free stuff and everyone wants their piece. I'd recommend just slogging through the "purchase" and saving the actual download for another day.

With the game you get a voucher code for 20% off anything on the site. Stacks with sale prices, does not stack with other vouchers/special offers.

Also, Mount & Blade franchise is 75% off at Impulse today.

Edited, Jul 11th 2012 7:54am by Jophiel
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Not on sale yet, but the Amazon DD rep said elsewhere that Sniper Elite v2 will be on sale for $14.99 later today.

Edit: This sale is live now.

Edited, Jul 11th 2012 3:27pm by Jophiel
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#299 Jul 12 2012 at 11:04 AM Rating: Good
I'm getting reports the Steam sale has started, but can't access the store page (503) to verify... which makes them seem more likely to be true. Anyone have any luck getting through?

Got through, its live! Goodbye money's Smiley: frown


7/12 Daily Deals:
Indie BundleI: Anomaly Warzone Earth, The Baconing, Cave Story+, EDGE, Lone Survivor $9.99
Portal 2 $4.99
Total War Shogun 2 $7.49
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 $29.99
Terrari $2.49
Might & Magic Heroes VI $24.99
Crusader Kinds II $9.99
RidgeRacer Unbounded $24.99
Legend of Grimrock $5.99

And a bunch of collections that run the entire sale.


Edited, Jul 12th 2012 12:09pm by Drulian
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#300 Jul 12 2012 at 11:25 AM Rating: Good
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Very few games out there that im even sort of interested in. I would go for a 20 dollar skyrim (doubtful) but thats really about it. My bank account should be safe this time.
#301 Jul 12 2012 at 11:26 AM Rating: Good
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The Summer Sale seems to have a few new features this year. There is a Community Choice sale, every 8 hours you can vote for one of 3 games to be on sale with the displayed discount during the next 8 hours. Currently the vote is between 75% off Saints Row 3, 66% off Witcher 2, and 66% off Arkham City.

Also there is a Flash Sale, which I guess is a couple of randomly chosen discounted games available for a short time. Currently it's Deus Ex: HR for $7.50 (yes again) available for 5 more hours, Rayman Origins for $15 available for just over 11 more hours, Spacechem for $2.50 (10 hours), and Mafia 2 for $7.50 (8 hours).

Edited, Jul 12th 2012 1:29pm by Shaowstrike
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