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BlackBlade
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Link.

Per usual, the website isn't always loading because too many people are spending their money.

[ June 19, 2014, 05:12 PM: Message edited by: BlackBlade ]

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Even though it doesn't look very good, I picked up Defiance. I wouldn't pay $60 for it, but $13 isn't bad.
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March of War looks good. I pretty much stick to strategy games these days.

I'm looking at Stardrive too.

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I bought Anti-Chamber.
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Steam's Wide Scale Poor Impulse Control Social Research Event
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Civ V's on a 75% flash sale right now, and even the brand new DLC is -33%.

I was planning to mostly keep away from this sale, but that's really tempting. 5 hours to make up my mind, I guess.

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I am also looking at Civ V. Will they ever put it up again or is this the only time this summer it'll be this cheap?
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Flash sales tend to be the best discounts outside of community picks.

There's a chance they'll run another flash sale at some point for the same discount, but it's unlikely that it will get any cheaper.

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And I have now fallen victim to the summer sale.
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On my desk now are three credit cards. They don't belong to me. But they have been given to me to hold "for the duration of the crisis"
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Hotline Miami is kicking my ass.

I got Anti-Chamber, Legend of Grimrock, Fez, and HM. I'm calling it a sale. Thanks, steam. Stay safe everyone.

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quote:
Originally posted by happymann:
And I have now fallen victim to the summer sale.

Apparently the Civ5 dlc sale was a mistake, so nice catch if you did wind up buying it.

(I held off. haven't bought anything yet this sale, though I don't expect that to hold.)

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I just bought Overlord which I was meaning to play for a long time, with funds gained by selling steam trading cards.

I hope this has staying power.

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Autumn Sale.

Nothing super crazy today, but it goes until Dec 3.

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Ah, hearts of iron 2 complete is on sale for half off. That's going to be hard to say no to. They get me every time.
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Lyrhawn if you have AoD I made a mod that imports the Darkest Hour map; works in Singleplayer 1936 scenario too.
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Waiting for a great deal on The Swapper, Risk of Rain.
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Risk of Rain was one of the sales today I thought.
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Thanks, I haven't looked yet.
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Any of you fools who haven't played papers please should note the SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNT
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AI War: Fleet Command remains my favorite rt4x, and the full pack with all the dlc is currently $4.24.

If you like single player space strategy games, you should seriously consider buying it.

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Bioshock Infinite is $9.99 today.

Pretty nuts.

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I keep hoping The Cave will be marked way down.
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Bioshock Infinite is $9.99 today. Pretty good deal yo.
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One of my top ten favorite games, though more for the story than the gameplay.

(The gameplay is quite good, but the story is phenomenal.)

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http://store.steampowered.com/app/202170/

Sleeping Dogs with all the DLC included. I would probably get it if I didn't already beat the game on my ps triple.

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Chivalry flash 6.74! I am picking up an extra for a friend.

I am thinking of getting Skyrim, but I already got Bioshock Infinite and I actually don't have lots of time to give to games.

But it looks so good. I did just get Monaco because it looks like you can jump in and out (like Chivalry). Now I just need to decide which 3 friends/kid get a copy.

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So left4dead2 is free on steam right now, but i can't get it cause their servers are crashing.
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quote:
Originally posted by lem:
So left4dead2 is free on steam right now, but i can't get it cause their servers are crashing.

I couldn't see it listed for free anywhere, and I have friends who would definitely want it.
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Go to the store page, start typing it in search, and it will pop up for free. The game of the year edition still costs, but the regular is free.

I just read you have to install it to tie to your account. It will be up till sometime tomorrow (26) morning.

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Found it!
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What's it about?
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It's a co0p first person shooter, where you shoot down large waves of running zombies and occasionally heal each other. You also pick your spots with a couple of different grenades. Very fun for what it is.

The second game adds some nice melee weapons, and some scenarios that force you to split into two squads.

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There's also a multiplayer mode where up to 8 players split into 2 teams of 4 and take turns playing the special zombies and the 4 humans.

It's loads of fun especially if you've got people who plan on playing through an entire campaign. Traditionally it has been a pain in L4D games to not have players who just hop in and out. When it's 2 zombies versus 4 humans, and the AI takes the other 2 zombies it's just not fun.

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Ha! So Steam is going to pay me $15.01 to take Borderlands 2 off their hands?

Link.

BTW today is the last day of the sale, and they've resurrected all the most popular deals.

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So did you try to get it?
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quote:
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So did you try to get it?

Already own it from a different sale. [Razz]
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IT'S HERE RUN
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Oh hell, I must destroy my computer. Destroy it!
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Goodness. A few weeks ago I went down and traded in a bunch of games at Target since they were having a triple trade in credit promotion. Some games I traded in gave me $48, and new copies were being sold for $40. (I don't understand why Target would do that either)

Anyways, I traded in 15 games and walked out with more than $500 in Target credit. Last week they had a sale, and $50 steam cards were on sale for $45 and $20 cards were on sale for $17.50. I bought three of the $20 cards knowing that the sale was going to start..

And I'm kind of underwhelmed so far. Nothing that has gone on sale yet is a must buy for me. I'm hoping for a Dark Souls II 50% off deal.

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If anyone comes across some good adventure/indie/puzzle games, please do share! I'm going to peruse this weekend.
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Have you played Thomas Was Alone?
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by lem:
So did you try to get it?

Already own it from a different sale. [Razz]
So buy it, make the money, then sell the game for credit somewhere. [Big Grin]
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(joke...I know it's a download)
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"When Stanley came to a set of two open doors, he entered the door on his left."

This game was well worth the six dollars I paid for it.

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I enjoyed playing Tomb Raider, and at $4.99 it's definitely worth it. I would consider trying it on one of the more difficult settings. Normal or easy are not challenging enough.

I liked exploring in that game a lot, it always felt rewarding to go off and salvage supplies and then happen on a waterfall that is actually a cave, and then walking inside the mountain finding bones and markings on the wall, and at the end an enormous chamber you had to climb to get to the valuable artifact above.

edit: On the downside, the amount of beating up Lara the game employs, and the project manager saying they are trying to present a Lara the player will want to protect kinda rubbed me the wrong way.

I don't quite buy the narrative that Lara kills her first person and his haunted by it, but then five seconds later and every minute or so after that she's mowing down everything that's alive without hesitation. And whenever the game switches to cinematic mode she's back to vulnerable reluctant hero. I don't really see the Lara who is self-confident anywhere in the game.

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In terms of cutscenes, absolutely, I agree. For what its worth some of the in gameplay banter she'll share with enemies is good.

I'm not a fan of the way it automated cover. And I wish it through some tougher puzzles at you. I want some actual tomb raiding in the next game.

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If you want to pick up additional games that you already own you could always trade them on 99gamers for coins.

This is basically how it works. You put up a game for a price in coins. You can get coins by selling your own games or by buying coins for $1 a piece.

Once you sell a game, you ship it to the person, and when it is received you get the coins credited to your account. When you see a game you want, you simply spend the coins you have to buy the game, and the seller ships it to you.

I've found it a great alternative to gamestop, and you can pick up a TON Of games on Steam for extremely cheap. Many people buy games on the Humble Bundle then turn around and sell each of the games for 1 coin a piece. Not bad if you want only one game in the bundle or you missed the sale.

Give it a look

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quote:
Originally posted by SteveRogers:
Have you played Thomas Was Alone?

I have not, but I am definitely going to check into this. Thanks for the rec! (Aside from Sim City and Myst way back in the day, I wasn't really a computer game person until I got married. Between my husband and I we've found a few games my speed so far, but I'm always excited to hear about things more puzzle oriented. [Big Grin] )
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I got Papers, Please the other day, and I've been having a love/hate affair with it.
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