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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby HES » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:57 am UTC

I don't think you can gift bundles since they introduced that thing where the bundle adapts to what games you already own.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby New User » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:32 pm UTC

Grim Fandango Remastered is currently free on GOG.com.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Jorpho » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:57 pm UTC

Also Assassin's Creed IV is free on UPlay. But it is probably not as good as Grim Fandango; that's the bomb diggity. Go get it. That is the one you should get.

So many free games! It's getting mighty hard to justify paying money for anything when there are so many other things to play while waiting for prices to drop even lower. Bayonetta is 60% off on Fanatical (formerly BundleStars) with the coupon code, but I probably won't be playing it right away, so why bother?
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby New User » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:30 pm UTC

A game called Kingdom: Classic is free for a limited time on Steam.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Grop » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:23 pm UTC

A game named Oxenfree is currently free on gog.com; I have no opinion on how good that might be.

They also sell Redguard for super cheap; and if you buy Redguard you also get Arena and Daggerfall which are the first two opuses from the The Elder Scrolls franchise. I haven't played Redguard or Arena, but Daggerfall was a gem at its time. Today that would be very ugly by current standards, but if you like The Elder Scrolls games and are curious, this could be interesting.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby emceng » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:56 pm UTC

I wonder if they did any bug fixes for Daggerfall. That game taught me to always save multiple times. First, before accepting any quest, because there's a decent chance you can't complete it. Next, before entering a cave, because there's a decent chance what you're looking for is inside a wall, or otherwise inaccessible. Then as soon as you leave, because the game might just crash.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Grop » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:38 pm UTC

I must say indeed that when I played Daggerfall I would save before accepting any quest. I still do that when playing any rpg.

There was that quest in which someone gave you an item; and if you dropped that item because your cat was drunk or something, that quest became impossible and super annoying. Fun times.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Jorpho » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:50 pm UTC

Arena and Daggerfall are also legitimately available for free without having to buy anything, though I forget exactly where you get them from. Somewhere on Bethesda's website, I think. But they tended to draw a lot of questions on the DOSBox forums; the GOG versions are probably more neatly configured.

Looks like Ubisoft's giveaways (World in Conflict, AC IV, and Watch Dogs) are still avialable if you missed them.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Grop » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:00 pm UTC

Gog's Daggerfall works very well on my computer; I can't predict how it will do in 2027.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby CorruptUser » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:46 pm UTC

Daggerfall taught me to savescum for the quests that are just "wait here until nightfall, kill 3 guys." Fastest way to increase or maintain your rep with all the factions.

I mean, on paper, having your rep decline over time sounds good, until you have to do it.

Admittedly, I only played daggerfall after oblivion came out, just to see the fuss. My rankings of elder scrolls games are skyrim, morrowind, daggerfall, oblivion, arena. Arena was just a generic game, yes yes it started everything but it didn't do too much special. Daggerfall, yeah yeah map twice as big as Britain, but most of it is boring and the random dungeons all look the same after a while, but for what it was at the time it was great. Oblivion was ok but it didn't feel like anything special with the setting, so it loses to daggerfall. Morrowind was amazing in terms of feeling like an actual fantasy world rather than just generic medieval hack and slash. Skyrim recaptured that feel of being in another fantasy world, but with massive improvements if not so much innovations.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Grop » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:40 pm UTC

Morrowind is clearly my favorite TES game. But before it came out I spent a crazy time on Daggerfall.

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Postby emceng » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:45 pm UTC

Oblivion just pissed me off. The leveling bad guys pretty much ruined the game for me. I've put hundreds, maybe thousands of hours into Daggerfall and Morrowind. Oblivion I've got less than a 100, and it would be like 20-30 if I hadn't downloaded a bunch of mods about 8 years after it was released. Skyrim I've gotten back into the groove.

The Oblivion leveling system was an interesting idea that failed horribly. When I'm level 30 I don't want to have to run for my life against bandits because they're wearing daedric and I was busy putting points into speech craft or sneak.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Grop » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:57 pm UTC

When I played Oblivion I would never sleep; staying lvl ~3 was much better than fighting strong mobs. However that was quite a failure at game designing.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby CorruptUser » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:09 pm UTC

Yeah, bandits in high end gear was bullshit. Whay i miss from morrowind is being so filthy rich that merchants ran out of money. Like, an ebony sword would be would 50k, while that daedric merchant thing had only 5k, or 10k at the mudcrab. But in later games a daedric bow was only 1200...

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Postby Xanthir » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:22 pm UTC

Agree. I'm not sure why I loved it so much, but the careful back-and-forth of selling the mudcrab all the low-value stuff you had, waiting a day, selling it something >10k and buying back some of the low-level stuff, waiting a day, selling a much more expensive thing and buying back the previous pretty expensive thing, and repeating until your whole inventory was converted into money, gave me very good Tower Of Hanoi-type brainfeels.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Jorpho » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:05 pm UTC

Would someone care to help me unload my extra copy of this IndieGala "Point and Click" bundle?
www.indiegala.com/point-and-click-definitive-bundle

Highlights include Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition, The Journey Down: Chapter Two, and Kelvin and the Infamous Machine. I'm looking for $3 USD.

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Postby New User » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:56 am UTC

Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs are both currently free on Steam.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby CorruptUser » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:20 pm UTC

Crusader Kings II, FREE PERMANENT COPY in steam right now

Of course, it's a trap bc the game is like 80% DLC, but still

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Znirk » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:19 pm UTC

Not a deal per se, but if you've put off buying Factorio, note that the price will go up to $30 in a few days. (Currently $20 on steam and gog)

As you probably know we have a strict no sale policy. The game will not go on sale on Steam or any other platform. This basically means that purchasing before the 16th of April 2018 is the only way to buy the game cheaper than the increased release price.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby SuicideJunkie » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:31 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:Daggerfall taught me to savescum for the quests that are just "wait here until nightfall, kill 3 guys." Fastest way to increase or maintain your rep with all the factions.

I mean, on paper, having your rep decline over time sounds good, until you have to do it.

Seems to me that a nice mechanic would be a split between permanent vs declining rep.
If you've just done something big for them, you get your 15 minutes of fame and invited in to higher end places, but after a while it settles down to a moderate rep without going away completely. Do enough things for them and you'd get the high end benefits permanently.

That way, instead of a treadmill race, you just see it as gaining +5 permanent rep and the teaser for what it would be like if you built up 30 rep is a bonus.
Same would go for negative rep. Lie low for a week after stealing from Faction A, until they calm down a bit and remember the good times of you beating up on Faction B for them.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Grop » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:01 pm UTC

In Daggerfall instead of savescumming for easy quests you could easily remove the files for bothersome quests. But then you would still savescum in case some bug would make the quest impossible.

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Postby New User » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:38 pm UTC

Eador: Masters Of The Broken World is currently free on Steam.

Satellite Reign is currently free on Humble Store, which apparently gives you a Steam key and also DRM-free version.

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Postby CorruptUser » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:32 am UTC

Got Eador, loved it, decided to buy Eador Imperium, but bugs made combat unplayable, requested refund :/.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Ranbot » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:17 pm UTC

Rocket League is on sale on Steam for $12 (40% off), just in case you've been under a rock for the past 3 years. No need for expansions, they are only cosmetic. Rocket League's simple concept and mostly intuitive controls make it easy to pick up, but the road to mastery is long and gameplay is deep. It's one of the most unique games made in the last decade. If you don't like sports, don't let that deter you; I hate sports games, but I love Rocket League.

If there's one problem with Rocket League is the inherent competitiveness can attract some caustic players [but they aren't the majority of players]. I recommend playing with friends, and most games are more fun that way anyway.

Also, I recommend using a controller, but you can get along OK with a keyboard.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby CorruptUser » Thu May 03, 2018 2:05 am UTC

Ive had rocket league on my ignore list. Don't care for sports games, even ones that are innovative with "let's play soccer with rocket cars!".

Now, if someone made an incredibly dark sportsball management game, where it's your job to sneak your players some roids, cover up the players' crimes, sabotage the opposing teams, deflate the sportsballs, etc, I might pick it up just out of morbid curiosity. But only if going Jerry Sandusky causes the game to immediately stop and quietly ask you to have a seat over there. There are some lines that even I can't cross.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Ranbot » Tue May 08, 2018 9:31 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:Ive had rocket league on my ignore list. Don't care for sports games, even ones that are innovative with "let's play soccer with rocket cars!".

Your loss. Rocket League has a ball and goal, but all of the surrounding game mechanics are completely unique to Rocket League. FWIW, I play Rocket League regularly with 4 other friends and only one of us (not me) likes any sort of sportsballing and the rest of us either don't care or actively avoid sportsing. Now if you need a game to have a story or message, then Rocket League won't be for you.

CorruptUser wrote:Now, if someone made an incredibly dark sportsball management game, where it's your job to sneak your players some roids, cover up the players' crimes, sabotage the opposing teams, deflate the sportsballs, etc, I might pick it up just out of morbid curiosity.

That could be fun...

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Ranbot » Thu May 17, 2018 1:42 am UTC

A new Humble Bundle coincidentally includes Rocket League and some other games that might be fun. https://www.humblebundle.com/games/hook ... ulti_boost

I can't speak to any of the other games except Stick Fight. I tried that briefly (edit: several months ago, not from this bundle), and it was silly fun, but I could quickly tell it wasn't going to be something that would hold my interest, so I refunded it to Steam... Your results may vary....
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Postby SecondTalon » Thu May 17, 2018 3:32 am UTC

Wait, what? Refunded to Steam from a bundle? How does that work?
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Ranbot » Thu May 17, 2018 3:42 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Wait, what? Refunded to Steam from a bundle? How does that work?

No no.... I bought Stick Fight from Steam some time last year and returned it then... I was just mentioning the game because it was the only other game in that bundle I was familiar with, apart from Rocket League.

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Postby New User » Thu May 24, 2018 12:42 pm UTC

Unreal Gold is currently free on gog.com, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Unreal, apparently.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby CorruptUser » Fri May 25, 2018 2:06 am UTC

Galactic Civilizations II ultimate edition free on steam for 47 more hours.

I played it back in the day. Not perfect, but pretty fun 4x in space.

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Postby New User » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:04 pm UTC

A game called Ziggurat is currently free on gog.com. I haven't played it but it looks like a decent Hexen-style FPS.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby CorruptUser » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:25 pm UTC

Is there any way to have an alert system or something with Steam that tells you which titles are having a 100% off sale?

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Zohar » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:17 pm UTC

The website IsThereAnyDeal lets you create an account (can be your Steam account, and it can connect to your wishlist) and will let you know by e-mail when games on your wishlist are on sale, on any website. The default is you get noticed for any discount, but you can set specific thresholds (by percent or by dollar amount) for each game. It's really a fantastic resource. It also shows you historical discount data to see if they deal is particularly good or not.
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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby rmsgrey » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:41 pm UTC

Steam sometimes emails you to tell you that games on your wishlist are discounted. I've not figured out whether there's any rhyme or reason behind it, but it gives you a shot at finding out...

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby CorruptUser » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:05 pm UTC

Yes, I can check my wishlist for deals (I disabled the emails), but I'm interested in when things not on my wishlist become free. Found out about Eador: MotBW here, and got it. It's... pretty good, just a bit buggy. Got Crusader Kings II for free as well. Haven't been able to give it much of a chance, plus it appears to be 80% DLC anyway, but free is free.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby Jorpho » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:22 pm UTC

I missed out on the free Totally Accurate Battlegrounds a few days ago. I saw some news posts drifting around about it, but did not clue in to the fact that it was a limited-time giveaway. Oh well.

For Honor is free on UPlay at the moment.

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Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Postby CorruptUser » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:22 pm UTC

Layers of Fear is free on Steam. Got it, even though I don't want to play it for a while.

Heh, I should create a bot that automatically 'buys' all the free games on Steam...

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Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:27 pm UTC

I recently watched a full let's play of Layers of Fear. Not my cup of tea, but it was really interesting to watch. It does some really clever stuff.
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Postby New User » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:43 pm UTC

Quake Champions is free on Steam for a limited time.


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