It is currently Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:36 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 270 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 8  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Steam
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:39 am 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Figured I'd start a thread posting some of the deals Steam has from time to time. Right now they're having a ridiculous sale for Halloween. All of these games are on sale for 10 dollars and under each:

Dead Space (finally picked this up)
Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 both together for $14.99
Team Fortress 2
Devil May Cry 4
both S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games for $9.99
Bioshock
Resident Evil 5
Ghostbusters: The Videogame
Aliens Vs. Predator

I know PC gaming is all but dead but if you have a decent PC, Steam is a no-brainer. Deals like these are difficult to pass up and most times the games run as good if not better than their console versions (again dependent on your PC). Enjoy.

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:56 am 
Offline
Singularity ∞
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 10596
That deal on the STALKER games is pretty sick. I played the first and it was pretty hardcore. Fans of the new Fallout games would probably like it.

_________________
"Hitler had a pretty good idea there." - Eric


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:57 am 
Offline
Cavity
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:55 pm
Posts: 424
Location: Lying shipwrecked and comatose, Drinking fresh mango juice. Goldfish shoals nibbling at my toes.....
I typically only play games that is available on Steam, only exception being SC2. I love that I can install a new PC, log into my Steam account and ask it to download all my games.

_________________
No trees were killed in the posting of this message. However, a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:04 pm 
Offline
Singularity ∞
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 10596
I'm not much of a PC Gamer anymore -- it has everything to do with wanting to get away from the computer when I relax and nothing to do with the games, since I tend to prefer PC-style gaming -- but it's hard to resist deals like that, and Steam makes it very easy to grab this stuff.

_________________
"Hitler had a pretty good idea there." - Eric


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:53 pm 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY edition is $10.20 right now. There's a bunch of other games but I'm too lazy to list them (none of the others really jump out at me, either).

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:14 pm 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Steam is at it again,

Yesterday I picked up The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena and the Serious Sam HD collection for $4.99 and $3.99 respectively. Today I got Dead Space 2 for $4.99 -- I'll finally be able to finish this now without worrying about traumatizing my 3 year-old son.

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:34 am 
Offline
Singularity ∞
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 10596
Downhuman wrote:
Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY edition is $10.20 right now. There's a bunch of other games but I'm too lazy to list them (none of the others really jump out at me, either).

Shit, I have to see if that price still applies. That's a great deal.

_________________
"Hitler had a pretty good idea there." - Eric


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:51 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:12 pm
Posts: 950
Location: Not Texas
Downhuman wrote:
Steam is at it again,

Yesterday I picked up The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena and the Serious Sam HD collection for $4.99 and $3.99 respectively. Today I got Dead Space 2 for $4.99 -- I'll finally be able to finish this now without worrying about traumatizing my 3 year-old son.


I had to stop because of other games coming out but I'm in the middle of Assault on Dark Athena on the xbox, playing both the Riddick games and they are just awesome.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:31 pm 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Shoe wrote:
Downhuman wrote:
Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY edition is $10.20 right now. There's a bunch of other games but I'm too lazy to list them (none of the others really jump out at me, either).

Shit, I have to see if that price still applies. That's a great deal.


That was almost a year ago. It's $19.99.

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:48 pm 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
I missed reporting the Fall Steam Sale (which was fucking bonkers as usual) but Steam is having a sale right now in honor of releasing it's new Big Picture mode. Big Picture mode is an optional interface for the Steam client that is more console-like and controller friendly. Which is great for someone like me who is currently putting together a Win 7 powered HTPC. It's also a precursor to the eventual "Steam Box" PC/console that's been rumored for the last couple of years. So, right now, Steam has some pretty awesome sales on PC games that have full-controller support (even if most of those games do control better with a keyboard and mouse). I've played quite a few PC games with an Xbox 360 controller -- it's really nice. With cloud-saving becoming more available on Steam, it's going to be really cool to be able to play on my couch on an HTPC with a big screen and full-blown surround sound and then be able to pick up my game later on another PC in the house.

Anyway, I was able to finally get both Left 4 Dead games for $4.99 a piece.

Other notables:

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved -- $1.00 (nabbed this as well even though I already own it on XBL)
Braid -- $2.50
Portal 2 -- $4.99
Super Meat Boy -- $7.49
Shank 2 -- $3.39
Deadlight -- $10.04
Wizorb -- $0.74
Limbo -- $2.49
Alan Wake -- $7.50
Alan Wake's American Nightmare -- $3.75
Bit.Trip.Runner -- $3.33
Castle Crashers -- $5.09
Serious Sam 3 -- $9.99

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:39 pm 
Offline
Singularity ∞
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 10596
Downhuman wrote:
Anyway, I was able to finally get both Left 4 Dead games for $4.99 a piece.

Nice!
Quote:
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved -- $1.00 (nabbed this as well even though I already own it on XBL)

Classic! I played this a gazillion times.
Quote:
Braid -- $2.50

Good game if you like platformers.
Quote:
Portal 2 -- $4.99

Superb, funny, great environments. I do with the puzzles were as challenging as the first one, though.
Quote:
Alan Wake -- $7.50

So much missed potential. It's fine for what it is, but what it was SUPPOSED to be was going to be awesome. I'd pay $4.99 for it.

_________________
"Hitler had a pretty good idea there." - Eric


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:43 pm 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Steam Holiday sale is going on now. Picked up Doom 3 BFG edition for $14.99.

Right now they have the Prince of Persia franchise on sale for $2.49! That's 5 massive games -- The Sands of Time, Warrior Within, The Two Thrones, Prince of Persia (2008), and The Forgotten Sands. If you've never played any of those games, you're just an asshole for not picking this up at less than 3 bucks.

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:14 pm 
Offline
Singularity ∞
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 10596
Downhuman wrote:
Right now they have the Prince of Persia franchise on sale for $2.49! That's 5 massive games -- The Sands of Time, Warrior Within, The Two Thrones, Prince of Persia (2008), and The Forgotten Sands. If you've never played any of those games, you're just an asshole for not picking this up at less than 3 bucks.

Holy. Shit.

That would be worth it for Sands of Time alone, which is one of the greatest platformers EVER. The others are all over the map, but for FIVE games? Damn!

I'm buying it. Thanks!

_________________
"Hitler had a pretty good idea there." - Eric


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:22 pm 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Shoe wrote:
That would be worth it for Sands of Time alone, which is one of the greatest platformers EVER.


My thoughts exactly. Easily in my top 20 of all time.

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:40 am 
Offline
Singularity ∞
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 10596
The hell? I was charged $12.24, not $2.50. Sonofabitch!

_________________
"Hitler had a pretty good idea there." - Eric


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:54 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:33 pm
Posts: 1094
You bought the bundle, not the individual games. I bought the Sands of Time trilogy alone. I have 2008 for the 360 and I never was interested in the movie tie-in game.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:51 pm 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Noto wrote:
You bought the bundle, not the individual games. I bought the Sands of Time trilogy alone. I have 2008 for the 360 and I never was interested in the movie tie-in game.


It should have been $2.49 for the whole thing (all five games) -- I double-checked it myself. That's what was being advertised -- Prince of Persia Franchise. Keep in mind, some of these sales are only lasting for like 6 hours at a time. So Shoe just might have been unlucky and missed the deadline.

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:14 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:33 pm
Posts: 1094
Downhuman wrote:
It should have been $2.49 for the whole thing (all five games) -- I double-checked it myself. That's what was being advertised -- Prince of Persia Franchise. Keep in mind, some of these sales are only lasting for like 6 hours at a time. So Shoe just might have been unlucky and missed the deadline.



No, it was a "Franchise" sale. All games in the franchise were $2.49 which was 75% off the regular price. I was in on it. The Bundle was available as well, but at $12.24 (also 75%). It's now $31.84.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:43 pm 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Noto wrote:
Downhuman wrote:
It should have been $2.49 for the whole thing (all five games) -- I double-checked it myself. That's what was being advertised -- Prince of Persia Franchise. Keep in mind, some of these sales are only lasting for like 6 hours at a time. So Shoe just might have been unlucky and missed the deadline.



No, it was a "Franchise" sale. All games in the franchise were $2.49 which was 75% off the regular price. I was in on it. The Bundle was available as well, but at $12.24 (also 75%). It's now $31.84.


Eh..kinda misleading if you ask me. Either way, $12.24 is still a fucking steal.

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:23 pm 
Offline
Singularity ∞
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 10596
Yeah, I'm still okay with it. It's a great deal.

Steam's sales right now are out of this world. If I wasn't on such a tight budget, there are quite a few things I'd buy.

_________________
"Hitler had a pretty good idea there." - Eric


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:53 pm 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Binary Domain for $6.24. Couldn't resist.

Also, both Portal games are bundled for $6.24. And I double-checked. That's for both games -- not the individual prices. Pretty hard to pass those games up for that price.

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:08 pm 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition. $19.99

Now I can finally finish this game.

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:06 pm 
Online
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 7928
FYI, gog.com is having very similar bundle sales, in addition to putting individual games on sale for $2.99 for the next week or so. There's some gems in there (assuming you played PC games before the 21st century).

_________________
In space, nobody can hear you ride breakfast goat


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:27 am 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Chris Knight wrote:
FYI, gog.com is having very similar bundle sales, in addition to putting individual games on sale for $2.99 for the next week or so. There's some gems in there (assuming you played PC games before the 21st century).


Glad you mentioned this. GOG.com (Good Ole Games) is great for old-school PC games -- I've picked up both Another World and Duke Nukem 3d recently. Deserving of it's own thread, maybe?

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:36 pm 
Offline
Singularity ∞
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 10596
Either that or change the title of this to "PC Game Sales" or somesuch.

GOG is great. I like it better than Steam, actually. Classic games, no DRM, patched to work on modern machines, no reliance on their service, and sometimes some extras.

_________________
"Hitler had a pretty good idea there." - Eric


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:51 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:33 pm
Posts: 1094
I haven't heard of GOG before. Do I need to download an app like Steam to run everything through or is it a direct to your hard drive situation?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:59 pm 
Online
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 7928
Gog requires nothing. They do have a batch downloader thing you can use, but it isn't required. It's a great alternative to Steam - just know that you won't find any new non-indie games (it's all about old-school PC gaming).

_________________
In space, nobody can hear you ride breakfast goat


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:16 pm 
Offline
Singularity ∞
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 10596
Like Chris said, direct download to your harddrive. Super easy.

Hell, on pirate sites, the old school games are almost always just GOG versions re-uploaded by pirates.

_________________
"Hitler had a pretty good idea there." - Eric


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:53 pm 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Steam's DRM has never really bothered me -- you can still play most of their games offline if you need to. The service is so good that I rarely play PC games outside of it anymore (with the exception of GOG games). And I never pirate games since they'll eventually end up on Steam with a throwaway price anyway. I just wish they'd ban the use of Games for Windows Live from all of their games. It's basically just more DRM on top of Steam's DRM. I mean, I guess I like appearing online to my Xbox friends when I'm playing a PC game but it's really kind of useless since Xbox and PC games aren't cross-platform (which would be really cool, BTW).

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:04 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:33 pm
Posts: 1094
What site do I have to go to to get Maniac Mansion 1 & 2 and Life & Death 1 & 2?
Also, Grim Fandango, Starship Titanic & Sci-Fi Pinball (the last two boxed PC games I ever bought), please.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:07 am 
Online
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 7928
Noto wrote:
What site do I have to go to to get Maniac Mansion 1 & 2 and Life & Death 1 & 2?
Also, Grim Fandango, Starship Titanic & Sci-Fi Pinball (the last two boxed PC games I ever bought), please.

Oldgames has the Windows-compatible recode of Maniac Mansion:
http://www.oldgames.sk/en/game/maniac-mansion-deluxe/

and Day of the Tentacle, which will probably require DosBox:
http://www.oldgames.sk/en/game/maniac-m ... -tentacle/

Home of the Underdogs has Life & Death 1 and 2 (both require DosBox):
http://www.hotud.org/component/content/ ... tion/20325

Sci-fi Pinball:
http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/4630572

Grim Fandango:
http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/4135042
(this may have issues working properly)

Starship Titanic:
http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/3765335/ ... MAGE_CD1-3

Now, for ST to work, you have to update the game from the official website, and install a video codec that no longer ships with Windows (otherwise, the cutscenes won't play, and the game will crash). All the info for this is in the comments section at the link above.

_________________
In space, nobody can hear you ride breakfast goat


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:19 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:33 pm
Posts: 1094
Holy shit, Chris, look at you go!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:09 am 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Far Cry 1 and 2 for $2.49 a piece. Holy crap!

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:44 am 
Offline
Singularity ∞
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 10596
Wow, not bad.

I ALMOST bought The Witcher 2 yesterday for $7.50, but it requires 16 GB of HD space and I'm also unsure if my specs are up for the task.

Those FarCry prices are nice!

_________________
"Hitler had a pretty good idea there." - Eric


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:23 am 
Offline
Canyon
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:15 am
Posts: 1779
Location: Tolland, CT
Shoe wrote:
Those FarCry prices are nice!


Yeah, I snagged 'em both. I've never played the PC version of the original but I thought that FarCry: Instincts was awesome. Never bothered with FarCry 2 but $2.49 was just too good to pass up. FarCry 3 is also discounted at 38 bucks but I held off on that for now.

Edit: I also snagged the entire Crysis collection last week for around 11 bucks. FarCry 3 is the only Crytek game I don't have now.

_________________
"You know the best thing about necrophilia? You don't have to bring flowers. They're usually already there." -- George Carlin


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 270 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 8  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group