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#3152 Dec 12 2013 at 6:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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Who did GOG get their license from? If it was Bethesda, I fail to see how this is an "FU" the Bethesda unless GOG has a license that let's them distribute the game for free.
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#3153 Dec 12 2013 at 7:01 PM Rating: Good
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Who did GOG get their license from? If it was Bethesda, I fail to see how this is an "FU" the Bethesda unless GOG has a license that let's them distribute the game for free.


Ya, I don't see it as a big "FU" to Bethesda but a "Use it before you lose it" to drum up bethesda hits on their distribution network and make them look better. Pick up a lot of new accounts with the big names, and have a larger user base when they make later deals. I don't think I have a GoG account yet.
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#3154 Dec 12 2013 at 8:27 PM Rating: Good
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It was originally an Interplay license, but Bethesda won the rights to the sale of the old games in the most recent court battle against them. My point is that "Free Games" is like a giant dinner bell for gamers, and the fact that the sale is being advertised on every major gamer site means that the profit Bethesda would have received from the post-GOG sales of the games are now a lot less than what they could have been.
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#3155 Dec 12 2013 at 8:43 PM Rating: Good
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Meh. If I agree to pay a company "X" amount for every item I sell, then end up giving away the items for free, I'm the one taking the hit, no so much the company. The benefit being is I increase my exposure to people and make potential new customers for later.

Sure, Bethesda may have been able to sell those same games later for a slightly higher price, but the Fallout Collection (1, 2, Tactics) is a dirt cheap game collection that is on sale numerous times throughout the year for 75% off or more. It's not exactly a big money maker for Bethesda.

What the Fallout Collection _IS_, is a cheap game that carries the Fallout name (Big crowd draw), and when a distributor gives them away for free it drums up advertising and new accounts. More accounts, more chances for people to spend money, better deals from the license holders.
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#3156 Dec 13 2013 at 10:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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If you're an Android user, Game Dev Story is the Free App of the Day from Amazon. Better than the usual schlock.
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#3157 Dec 17 2013 at 7:29 PM Rating: Good
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In case anyone hadn't been following them, Bundle Stars seems to be growing, a wider selection of deals, and some better bundles. Still decent prices.
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#3158 Dec 19 2013 at 2:16 PM Rating: Good
Steam Holiday Sale kicked off today. Runs through the 3rd. Normal stuff 24 hour normal deals. 8 Hour Flash Sales. And Community Choices every 8 hours you can vote on. As a reminder don't buy anything unless it's a Daily or Flash sale!
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#3159 Dec 19 2013 at 3:03 PM Rating: Good
Tempted at MG Rising... Anyone ever play it? I know its an action game and not a stealth normal MG game.
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#3160 Dec 19 2013 at 3:17 PM Rating: Good
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It's a great game, if you've played Bayonetta or Vanquish it's the same combat style. Definitely worth $20.
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#3161 Dec 19 2013 at 5:51 PM Rating: Good
Isn't it for the pre-order for when it comes out next month? If so...


QUIT PRE-ORDERING GAMES!!!! Smiley: tongue
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#3162 Dec 19 2013 at 8:22 PM Rating: Excellent
Recettear is a flash sale. This is that anime-styled game where you run a RPG shop.

Capitalism, ho!
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#3163 Dec 19 2013 at 9:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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Aliens: Colonial Marines is a svelte $2 on Amazon in case you're wondering what sort of train wreck two dollars can buy you.

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#3164 Dec 19 2013 at 11:00 PM Rating: Good
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Isn't it for the pre-order for when it comes out next month? If so...


QUIT PRE-ORDERING GAMES!!!! Smiley: tongue


No you!

I buys it. And Receseceseter Ho, plus Mirrors Edge, and the 2nd Knife of Dunwall DLC for Dishonored.

Always kinda meant to play most of those at some point.
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#3165 Dec 20 2013 at 9:36 AM Rating: Excellent
Spore is a flash sale, if you like broken promises for $5.
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#3166 Dec 20 2013 at 9:48 AM Rating: Good
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Spore is a flash sale, if you like broken promises for $5.


..and another game gets taken off my wishlist Smiley: smile
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#3167 Dec 20 2013 at 1:08 PM Rating: Good
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Master Shojindo wrote:
Drulian, Pie Eating Champion wrote:
Isn't it for the pre-order for when it comes out next month? If so...


QUIT PRE-ORDERING GAMES!!!! Smiley: tongue


No you!

I buys it. And Receseceseter Ho, plus Mirrors Edge, and the 2nd Knife of Dunwall DLC for Dishonored.

Always kinda meant to play most of those at some point.


Sooooo, MGR for $16 through GMG. Use code GMG20-ZB5D1-93X49. Smiley: um

Edited, Dec 20th 2013 2:17pm by Shaowstrike
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#3168 Dec 20 2013 at 2:20 PM Rating: Good
Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Master Shojindo wrote:
Drulian, Pie Eating Champion wrote:
Isn't it for the pre-order for when it comes out next month? If so...


QUIT PRE-ORDERING GAMES!!!! Smiley: tongue


No you!

I buys it. And Receseceseter Ho, plus Mirrors Edge, and the 2nd Knife of Dunwall DLC for Dishonored.

Always kinda meant to play most of those at some point.


Sooooo, MGR for $16 through GMG. Use code GMG20-ZB5D1-93X49. Smiley: um

Edited, Dec 20th 2013 2:17pm by Shaowstrike


Such is the way of these things. I'd like to think I am paying the premium for the convenience, since I don't have a GMG account. At Steam I just, Add to cart, Add to cart, Purchase for myself, Done!
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#3169 Dec 20 2013 at 3:27 PM Rating: Good
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Spore is a flash sale, if you like broken promises for $5.


Screenshot

Ya I still have that....
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#3170 Dec 20 2013 at 11:01 PM Rating: Good
Posting cuz Merry mostly next 2 weeks off woot!
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#3171 Dec 21 2013 at 1:55 AM Rating: Good
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Master Shojindo wrote:
Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Master Shojindo wrote:
Drulian, Pie Eating Champion wrote:
Isn't it for the pre-order for when it comes out next month? If so...


QUIT PRE-ORDERING GAMES!!!! Smiley: tongue


No you!

I buys it. And Receseceseter Ho, plus Mirrors Edge, and the 2nd Knife of Dunwall DLC for Dishonored.

Always kinda meant to play most of those at some point.


Sooooo, MGR for $16 through GMG. Use code GMG20-ZB5D1-93X49. Smiley: um

Edited, Dec 20th 2013 2:17pm by Shaowstrike


Such is the way of these things. I'd like to think I am paying the premium for the convenience, since I don't have a GMG account. At Steam I just, Add to cart, Add to cart, Purchase for myself, Done!


Because it's so hard to sign up for an account...
#3172 Dec 21 2013 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Master Shojindo wrote:
Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Master Shojindo wrote:
Drulian, Pie Eating Champion wrote:
Isn't it for the pre-order for when it comes out next month? If so...


QUIT PRE-ORDERING GAMES!!!! Smiley: tongue


No you!

I buys it. And Receseceseter Ho, plus Mirrors Edge, and the 2nd Knife of Dunwall DLC for Dishonored.

Always kinda meant to play most of those at some point.


Sooooo, MGR for $16 through GMG. Use code GMG20-ZB5D1-93X49. Smiley: um

Edited, Dec 20th 2013 2:17pm by Shaowstrike


Such is the way of these things. I'd like to think I am paying the premium for the convenience, since I don't have a GMG account. At Steam I just, Add to cart, Add to cart, Purchase for myself, Done!


Because it's so hard to sign up for an account...


I'm glad you agree.

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#3173 Dec 21 2013 at 3:44 PM Rating: Good
Decided to bite on Xcom EW for 50% off. Smiley: smile
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#3174 Dec 22 2013 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Steam sale has been pretty underwhelming so far. I did spend some funbucks on Sleeping Dogs for 4.99. I may even get around to playing it some time next year.
#3175 Dec 22 2013 at 6:37 AM Rating: Good
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So far the flash sales and community votes seem to be very heavy in the Indie pile, and there are a lot of Early Access games. That's why it seems so underwhelming.

I'm not a fan of most the Early Access games. Lots of promise and little progress.
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#3176 Dec 22 2013 at 8:40 AM Rating: Good
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Though the worst case scenario is that I pick up Rogue Legacy for 50% off, it won't be so bad.

I might grab Gone Home for $10 if it doesn't go cheaper. I meant to grab it the other day from Humble, but forgot, so shame on me.
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#3177 Dec 22 2013 at 11:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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I feel like, after a very densely populated fall-spring last cycle for games (TR2013, FC3, Hitman: Ab, Sleeping Dogs, BSI, Metro: LL, etc) there just wasn't a lot released since that has really excited me. So it's not just weak sales, it's that there's not much I'm looking for to go on sale. 50% off wasn't enough to make me bite on Papers, Please. A good discount might make me try Kerbal Space Program since, despite its "early access" status I've seen a lot of people saying good things about it. I doubt it'll hit the 75% point though to make me take the plunge.

I bought Aliens: Colonial Marines for the two dollar lulz and that's been it so far.

Oh, and Secret of the Magic Crystals has (had?) a promotion where you can buy the Android app on sale for 99¢ (all Amazon app credit in my case) and get a free Steam key for it Smiley: laugh
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#3178 Dec 22 2013 at 1:10 PM Rating: Good
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The Ducktales Remake is currently $6 as a Flash Sale, 5 hours left for the deal.
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#3179 Dec 22 2013 at 4:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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Nation Red is $1.49 on Steam if you want a cheap, fun arena shooter.
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#3180 Dec 23 2013 at 1:03 PM Rating: Good
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I am really digging starbound even though it is early access. Worth picking up. I bought it at full price and don't regret a thing.
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#3181 Dec 23 2013 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Borderlands 2 GotY for 14.99 get. It will probably be 9.99 come the summer sale, but I'm fine with the current price.

Edit: Apparently that price was an error, it should have been 29.99. I managed to get it before they caught on.

Edited, Dec 24th 2013 1:48pm by Turin
#3182 Dec 24 2013 at 9:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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Remember Me is $10 from GMG with coupon code GMG20-ZB5D1-93X49. that's 20% off the 75% off so that's probably as low as you'll see it go until the game itself has a MSRP drop.
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If you download an app from the Amazon app store today (free or bought) you get a $5 app credit to be used before March 31, 2014. Credit good for app purchases or in-app purchases through Amazon.
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#3184 Dec 24 2013 at 2:55 PM Rating: Good
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Remember Me is $10 from GMG with coupon code GMG20-ZB5D1-93X49. that's 20% off the 75% off so that's probably as low as you'll see it go until the game itself has a MSRP drop.


You also get 10 cents in GMG credits. So it's almost like $9.90!
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#3185 Dec 24 2013 at 7:44 PM Rating: Good
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So the last Flash sale ended up being won by a little 3 dollar game for 90% off that was already 80% off.

Steam Community is in an uproar about how stupid voters are. Voting to save 30 cents over some larger discounts on some more valuable games. Voters only seeing the "90%, WOW!" and clicking vote.
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#3186 Dec 24 2013 at 7:54 PM Rating: Good
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Nothing new. Voters have always been notoriously stupid.

The only thing new (well, since the Summer Sale) is that voting is incentived itself, so people who have no stake in the outcome click a button. Most of these people are just clicking, because they have no stake in the result. Not surprising they just click the prettiest discount.
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#3187 Dec 24 2013 at 7:56 PM Rating: Good
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Ya, it'd be interesting to see how many of those 48% of the votes actually buy the game.

Apparently people really like this Kentucky Route Zero thing. Not even sure what it is. And of course the Dating Sim/JRPG thing that is that Queen game has it's own fanatics mad that it didn't win.

If you are interested in Long Live the Queen, The Developer is apparently doing the 50% off deal on their website.
http://www.hanakogames.com/llq.shtml

And you can redeem your CD Key you get for a Steam Key to activate it on Steam here:
http://nettle.spikycaterpillar.com/

Props to them for giving their potential customers the deal they missed out on, and a Steam key.

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#3188 Dec 24 2013 at 8:24 PM Rating: Excellent
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Community Votes always end stupidly. You could put DOTA2 up for 99% off and it would win. That said, all these episodic games lately can eat my balls.
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#3189 Dec 24 2013 at 8:41 PM Rating: Decent
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There's only been one vote so far that I actually gave **** about the outcome, the rest I've just been picking randomly to get my cards. Those silly things are still selling a decent amount compared to other cards, so I'm pretty much giving myself a discount. I was a bit miffed when Brothers didn't win though.
#3190 Dec 24 2013 at 8:51 PM Rating: Good
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Ya, if Brothers had one I probably would have tried it out. Not because I'm super interested, but just because it seems a bit interesting and having it on the front page would have grabbed my attention.

I think I voted for it though.
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#3191 Dec 24 2013 at 11:44 PM Rating: Good
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So the last Flash sale ended up being won by a little 3 dollar game for 90% off that was already 80% off.

Steam Community is in an uproar about how stupid voters are. Voting to save 30 cents over some larger discounts on some more valuable games. Voters only seeing the "90%, WOW!" and clicking vote.

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#3192 Dec 25 2013 at 9:09 AM Rating: Good
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I was a bit miffed when Brothers didn't win though.


Me too, that was the only one that seemed interesting to me so far.
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#3193 Dec 25 2013 at 12:06 PM Rating: Good
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I was a bit miffed when Brothers didn't win though.


Me too, that was the only one that seemed interesting to me so far.


At all. Not a single other vote option has been interesting at all. Pretty much it was either a game that is on sale every other week, or an early access or crappy option.

But I really wanted Brothers to win, because I've heard good things.
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In case it was missed by anyone, Valve is giving away Left for Dead 2 today on Steam, because Valve is awesome like that.
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In case it was missed by anyone, Valve is giving away Left for Dead 2 today on Steam, because Valve is awesome like that.

I wonder if that's why I'm getting an "Error Code: -118" when I try to check the store.
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In case it was missed by anyone, Valve is giving away Left for Dead 2 today on Steam, because Valve is awesome like that.

Not awesome enough to have servers that can handle it though Smiley: mad

Own L4D2 but kinda wanted to use the rest of the site
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#3197 Dec 25 2013 at 4:29 PM Rating: Good
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I bought the LEGO Marvel Heroes game on Amazon (60% off), and it triggered a 5 dollar credit. So I picked up Fable Lost Chapters, the Alien game everyone hates, and Tomb Raider (went 2 dollars over). Didn't even know about the credit so it was all an added bonus.

Edited, Dec 25th 2013 5:30pm by TirithRR
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#3198 Dec 25 2013 at 5:18 PM Rating: Good
I'm 118'nd as well lol. OMFG FREE! I don't even like zombie games but I am trying anyway... FREE!
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It seems to be working for me now. I just got it for free. Going to try to activate my Amazon games now.

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Worked long enough for me to get my free game, and register my Amazon games, then voted, then error.

Edited, Dec 25th 2013 6:26pm by TirithRR
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Steam did it on purpose to keep people from voting on games so they don't have to receive complaints about the voting system.
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#3201 Dec 25 2013 at 6:07 PM Rating: Good
Success! A game I was not really interested in is now mine. FOR FREE!
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