merry xmas (GOG/Steam direct download weekly specials)

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doomed... to fart (cankles), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 19:30 (eight years ago) Permalink


bnw, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 20:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

steams is up too

bnw, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 16:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

75 bucks for everything Popcap's ever done!

forks©lovetofu (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 16:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

ten buck torchlight! Think i'll get it.

forks©lovetofu (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 17:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

if anyone else is doing the latest contest and would like to share discoveries, pm me.

abanana, Friday, 25 December 2009 21:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

Got Beyond Divinity, Gorky 17, Sanitarium and something else for like $21. Not bad at all.

kingfish, Friday, 25 December 2009 23:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

i gave my copy of i m mr. gay to a 7 and 9 yr old
good karma

forks©lovetofu (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 26 December 2009 03:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

steam today:

torchlight $5
lumines $2, $3 with expansion pack
star wars 10 game pack $25

abanana, Saturday, 26 December 2009 17:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

also, my christmas presents:

wii sports resort
zeldas on a train
the beatles are a rock band

abanana, Saturday, 26 December 2009 17:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

steam again:

Popcap complete collection (30 games) $50
Dead Space $10
Day of Defeat: Source $2.50 (any good?)

abanana, Sunday, 27 December 2009 17:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

they had Prey for $2.25 up for a while, then for some reason it was replaced with $5 Bioshock. besides that:

Orange Box $15
Burnout Paradise $7.50
Killing Floor $5
Space Siege $5

Nhex, Monday, 28 December 2009 21:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

running out of stock at a digital store is just silly

abanana, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 00:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

think I'm going to pick up Orange Box - but that means I'll have to pick up half life too

=皿= (dyao), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 04:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah they ran out of keys for prey lol

cozwn, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 15:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Too bad they picked Mr. Robot today over Starscape, which I would've recommended. Other than that I'm not interested in much except Jade Empire at $3.75. (y/n)?

Nhex, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 18:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

steam again:
Civ 4 Complete (includes Colonization and 2 more expansion packs) $13.60
Left 4 Dead GOTY $7.50
Max Payne 1+2 $3.74
Osmos $2

abanana, Wednesday, 30 December 2009 17:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

The fact that Steam games cost the same # of units in both dollars and euros is silly. Despite this, I am tempted to buy Civ 4 Complete...played a game of Colonization, the 1994 original, last week, and loved it, and so I'd like to try the modernized version.

Euler, Wednesday, 30 December 2009 18:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

damn, that civ thing is tempting

lazy cold meat and chocolate seasonal mentality (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 30 December 2009 18:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

anybody know anything about osmos? 2 bucks is my impulse buy threshhold.

lazy cold meat and chocolate seasonal mentality (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 30 December 2009 18:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

ooooo, complete telltale for fifty bucks! all of monkey and sam and max and bone! VVVVV Tempting!

lazy cold meat and chocolate seasonal mentality (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 30 December 2009 18:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

i bought osmos a month or so ago when it was £2 or so. is very slight, like a well-polished flash game (move around absorbing things smaller than you, avoiding things bigger than you)

koogs, Wednesday, 30 December 2009 20:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

gonna give it a shot.

lazy cold meat and chocolate seasonal mentality (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 30 December 2009 23:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

daer video card, why u not shade 4 me

abanana, Wednesday, 30 December 2009 23:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

... and getting the civ 4 pack goddammit

lazy cold meat and chocolate seasonal mentality (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 30 December 2009 23:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

Tempted to get the Max Payne 2-pack. I never played the sequel, and for a buck extra why not i guess (though then again, thinking about it, i don't know if ever want to play MP1 again)

Nhex, Thursday, 31 December 2009 00:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

I never once played those games! Always wanted to. No PC tho :(

antexit, Thursday, 31 December 2009 01:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

max payne is sold out??

=皿= (dyao), Thursday, 31 December 2009 03:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

hmm max payne not showing up for me. wondering if it's some kind of licensing restriction for overseas buyers? shame :(

=皿= (dyao), Thursday, 31 December 2009 03:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

it is. there are people on neogaf trying to gift games to people in blocked regions.

abanana, Thursday, 31 December 2009 04:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

aw man that sucks. could someone gift me max payne 1+2? I can paypal you 5 bucks

=皿= (dyao), Thursday, 31 December 2009 04:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

i can, shoot me a web mail with your email

bnw, Thursday, 31 December 2009 05:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

thanks man! email sent

=皿= (dyao), Thursday, 31 December 2009 05:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Crysis + Crysis Warhead $13.59
Street Fighter IV $10
Medieval II: Total War $5
Shattered Horizon $5
Multiwinia + Darwinia $3
Half-Life: Source $2.49

abanana, Thursday, 31 December 2009 17:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

nothing for me today. i have half-life and multiwinia, and i can't run the others

abanana, Thursday, 31 December 2009 17:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

multiwinia and darwinia worth it?

lazy cold meat and chocolate seasonal mentality (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 31 December 2009 17:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

I've never played much multiwinia/darwinia, but I've enjoyed what I've played. Note: there's an xbla version coming out in a few weeks(?) that will probably end up having more players (though will obviously cost more than $3)

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 31 December 2009 18:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

I was just watching some youtube videos of Shattered Horizon and that game looks pretty interesting (I'd never heard of it). A multiplayer only FPS in zero (and low?) gravity enviornments!?! has anybody here played it?

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 31 December 2009 23:31 (eight years ago) Permalink


Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 31 December 2009 23:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

That looks pretty slick - i wonder how it plays. Too bad it's DX10 only (no-go for me as an XP dude)

Too bad Medieval ii didn't get a drop - i was thinking of skipping rome and just going straight to that, but since it's the same price as its been all week, i'll wait til the 3rd like a lot of other stuff i'm sitting on. Thinking about darwinia, but i'll probably pass unless somebody jumps up screaming about it

also, any of you holdouts should get SFIV, you punks, that is a crazy good price

Nhex, Thursday, 31 December 2009 23:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

But street fighter on a PC? Really?

JimD, Friday, 1 January 2010 12:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

Sam & Max Complete (telltale games only) $15
DOOM Pack Complete $13.59
Mass Effect $5
Portal $5
RedLynx Trials 2: Second Edition 2.49

abanana, Friday, 1 January 2010 17:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

xp as a PC gamer nowadays who doesn't have a pad of some sort? i have both the madcatz pad and a PS2 controller adapter setup

hmm... think i'm gonna have to finally bite on the sam and max games... i think i've waited long enough for this deal... but $15! that's more than i've paid for any game on steam

Nhex, Friday, 1 January 2010 20:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

Pad isn't the issue really, it's lag. Bmups on PC have never really worked out for me, just because they're SO timing sensitive (even more than FPS), and I just feel like you can never trust a PC to keep up, cos it's always got other stuff going on in the background. Though to be fair, I haven't tried one for maybe 10 years, and it's potentially something that just isn't an issue like it used to be.

JimD, Saturday, 2 January 2010 11:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

very tempted by Mass Effect for 3.75 euros but 12 gigs! and really I have three other rpgs on DS to play first (DQ 5, Suidoken Tierkreis, TWEWY) + I bought the Civ 4 Complete on sale the other night. Plus I have Medieval II to start sometime this spring also. And there is of course no time for any of this. But when I get back to my 360 in Sept. maybe I'll get Mass Effect for it---seems pretty cheap on it too.

Euler, Saturday, 2 January 2010 11:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

I have the total opposite attitude Jim! I mean, I played virtually every CPS2 release and half the Neogeo fighters emulated on PC, I really don't see a problem. Even SF3 runs pretty much perfectly now. Maybe you've been burned by bad ports from the '90s? The SFIV PC port is actually pretty well handled, performance-wise.

I've already bought enough stuff to last me through at least the first half of 2010... think i'll just wait until next year for Sam and Max. Still saving my gift purchases for Sunday...

Nhex, Saturday, 2 January 2010 15:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

Red Alert 3 $10.19
Painkiller pack $8.74
Trine $5
Morrowind GOTY $5
Counter-Strike: Source $5

abanana, Saturday, 2 January 2010 17:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

think trine is worth the five bucks? at this point i feel inundated with games!

lazy cold meat and chocolate seasonal mentality (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 2 January 2010 18:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

final day of the steam sale - they brought back a bunch of the previous dailies

Defense Grid - $2.49
L4D2 - $33.49
GTA IV - $7.49
Torchlight - $4.99
Killing Floor - $4.99
STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl - $2.00
Bioshock - $4.99

once again giving the middle finger to those who bought Torchlight as a weekend deal for $10 a week ago

But there have been so many good deals that haven't even been highlighted on the dailies... so many to sift through right now for my final purchase and gifting. The Witcher is probably the last one I'm realy considering...

(not to mention the awesome sale which I would totally be jumping on, but considering I no less than six games on backlog from that site alone, I've sworn it off until I can get some of that done. that sale ends today too!)

Nhex, Sunday, 3 January 2010 21:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

seriously though, get torchlight if you haven't already.

lazy cold meat and chocolate seasonal mentality (forksclovetofu), Monday, 4 January 2010 02:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

anyway i want to play RE4 for the first time, should i buy it cheap on steam or not cheap on ps3/wii u? it *feels* like it's supposed to be a console game

qualx, Friday, 23 June 2017 05:45 (one year ago) Permalink

i bought my sister's wii u because i wanted to catch up with all the nintendo games i've missed since the n64 and it feels wrong to play a gamecube classic on pc

zeebo joke

qualx, Friday, 23 June 2017 05:46 (one year ago) Permalink


the current re4 port is supposed to be good, if you have a controller to use i'd just get it on PC

Nhex, Friday, 23 June 2017 06:52 (one year ago) Permalink

i don't know if you're joking but i actually do have a dream in the back of mind to buy an old Wii/Wii U since i haven't played Nintendo games since GameCube. and i hate the idea of emulating them

Nhex, Friday, 23 June 2017 06:53 (one year ago) Permalink

no joke (except the funny zeebo joke) i guess BOTW craze has made me want to play every zelda ever and they're all on wii u, and then i started thinking about all the metroid primes and marios i've never played

not the same as playing on a GC controller (and everything is still nintendo expensive) but it's scratching an itch

qualx, Friday, 23 June 2017 07:15 (one year ago) Permalink

only the first metroid prime is essential fwiw

ciderpress, Friday, 23 June 2017 14:10 (one year ago) Permalink

and I would say Killer7 but I'm a psycho. yeah like Viewtiful Joe there's a PS2 port, but that's the "real" version. but that'll probably never make it to the eShop because Capcom wants to forget that whole era it seems (pours out a cold one for PN 03)

Nhex, Friday, 23 June 2017 16:30 (one year ago) Permalink

Killer7 is great. Hopefully a PC port is in the cards since they did The Silver Case recently.

methanietanner, Friday, 23 June 2017 17:53 (one year ago) Permalink

didn't think about that possibility, hope it comes true. definitely in my top 5 for the decade/console generation. hell Bayonetta 1 got a PC port finally

Nhex, Friday, 23 June 2017 18:27 (one year ago) Permalink

oh shit i need bayonetta too

qualx, Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:13 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...
limited availability mega sale
$30 or more for starbound, herstory, stardew valley, darkest dungeon, duck game, minecraft telltale, pony island, van helsing, arma gold, shadowrun, psychonauts, machinarium, magicka, kholat, lots more

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:28 (one year ago) Permalink

Yup. I have almost all of these games, but I like that it's 100% to charity and will buy immediately

Nhex, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:39 (one year ago) Permalink

bought that b/c I just got a Steam Link w/ that super cheap deal and haven't played any of these

droit au butt (Euler), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 20:41 (one year ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I've never used Gog before, but they have a Winter sale right now, and I got an account just to pick up Grim Fandango for FREE.
I loved this game when it came out and played it through a number of times. Wasn't tempted to buy the remaster though, as I've not had all that great an experience revisited adventure games that I played a lot in the 90s all that much. I remember them /too/ well, I guess. Still, this might be new enough that I didn't compulsively replay it the way my friends and I did with Day of the Tentacle.

Browsing GOG is weird—just the idea that someone might be willing to pay 10 bucks for Jazz Jackrabbit in 2017.
I'm half-tempted to buy "Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet" now. I remember liking its atmosphere, but not really getting anywhere with it. My English might still have been too poor to understand everything, but the top review on Gog does start off by saying "This game is very hard. I often found it unclear what needed to be done to progress."

Also, I should probably try The Dig once. It's the only Lucasfilm/Lucasarts adventure game I never played. I don't know if it just seemed too serious, or if I just never had the chance. I also never got to the end of the incredibly weird Zak McKracken. I do recall becoming a seagull at one point, and that the game came with a newspaper with articles like "Two-headed squirrel attacks two campers at once!"

Welp, this went off the rails. Go get Grim Fandango!

Øystein, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 23:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

GOG is still worth supporting as a)they still seem to be the first to get new remasters/ports of classic stuff to work again before it eventually hits Steam months later, b)their general philosophy is good and c)Steam could really use a little competition

Nhex, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 23:12 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i like the dig a lot. good atmosphere. reminds me of infocom's starcross-- lots of glyphs. when i was a kid i even read the novelization.

i usually buy from gog given the choice.

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 23:31 (eleven months ago) Permalink

it def lacks the lucasarts tone, but so does loom actually.

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 23:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

yeah, the dig often gets overlooked but it’s pretty good, and hints at a direction other adventure games didn’t really follow up on - def worth giving it a try

dipso inferno (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 23:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

puzzle and atmospherewise it was closer to something like riven than it was to the house style. but with nicely animated+voiced puppet theater instead of amateur fmv. (riven is a masterpiece tho.)

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 23:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

jazz jackrabbit was pirated on the forums of every bbs i dialed into in the 90s

Mordy, Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

am i the only ilxor who spent a lot of time playing bbs doors games? iirc there are maybe some tradewars players maybe. i should really start a thread.

Mordy, Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i had tradewars and a bunch of other doors on my bbs

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Legend of the red dragon, the local college's VAX jam

Dan I., Thursday, 14 December 2017 02:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Also apparently a lot less obscure than I'd always thought!

Dan I., Thursday, 14 December 2017 02:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the bbs's i was most commonly on had lord, p:teos, tradewars, sometimes majormud. i loved finding a bbs that had a ton of expansions for lord setup bc all these games were moved limited iirc. maybe not majormud which was more of a conventional mud but on a bbs.

Mordy, Thursday, 14 December 2017 03:03 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Thanks oystein. Been meaning to get around to GF since forever ago

calstars, Thursday, 14 December 2017 03:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink

re: Gog support, yeah, I've never given digital purchases much of a thought. When I got back into games three years ago, I just got steam and bought a buncha stuff, and since then I've pretty much uncritically bought everything there. The DRM question isn't important to me, I admit, but I certainly see the value of DRM-free softare. I didn't realize GOG actively worked to not only keep old games available, but also to make them playable on newer hardware. That's certainly worth supporting!

Loom and The Dig really do stand in the Lucasarts adventure catalog as their odd attempts at trying something other than comedy. The Indy games were somewhere between. I never liked Loom, but am glad to hear some of you repping for The Dig. Just bought it, so now I have an adventure game for some of the quiet days during the holiday.

Øystein, Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i have a decent pile of Gog games, like their business model and I've used them for older stuff when the price is right just to save some of the hassle of trying to get things to run properly thru Dosbox

The Dearth of Stollen (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

okay I have a steam key going to anyone who wants it for :

Warhammer: Vermintide Dwarf Helmet DLC

I could just put the link here and whoever clicks it first I guess. Or is that bad form?

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Thursday, 28 December 2017 12:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

somewhat decent bundle here. it has gabriel knight 1 remastered and the latest deponia game. under $8.

adam the (abanana), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 20:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

yup, i got a bundle copy through forum dudes. at Happy Hour prices it's ~$2

Nhex, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 21:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

"strategy bundle" looks great

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 19:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

Might go Tier 3 for Tooth and Tail

Nhex, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 21:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

But I probably shouldn't considering my massive backlog, including X-COM 1.5 and 2

Nhex, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 21:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

Tooth and Tail is great - anthropomorphic animals waging marxist class warfare RTS

Mordy, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 21:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

(maybe great is selling it too high - but it's def worth a play - and endless space 2 comes in the same tier!)

Mordy, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 21:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Too many games, as usual. Any cheap standouts on Steam for the Summer sale?

Nhex, Sunday, 1 July 2018 06:41 (five months ago) Permalink

it really depends on what you're into. i bought chip's challenge 1&2 for a dollar.

adam the (abanana), Sunday, 1 July 2018 06:46 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah there's too many

I have so far bought:
Objects in Space - typical space trade/buy type game using lots of terminal type interfaces to interact with ship functions and port computers. Like it a lot so far.

3030 Deathwar Redux - 2d retro version of the above, nice ship combat though

Ultima Martian Dreams (free on GOG) - Ultima VI engine based/Mars version

I'm tempted with Watchdogs 2, it's standing now at 67% off !

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Sunday, 1 July 2018 10:21 (five months ago) Permalink

Bought a bunch of extra tables for Pinball FX but nothing else.

JimD, Sunday, 1 July 2018 16:17 (five months ago) Permalink

bought Ori and Cuphead, lol who needs an xbox.
also took a punt on Speed Dating For Ghosts, love the artstyle and just the idea of it all

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 2 July 2018 09:22 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

bundle of 1990s PC games with a lot of graphic adventures

I Have No Mouth etc., Starship Titanic and more for under $3

adam the (abanana), Friday, 20 July 2018 18:54 (four months ago) Permalink

if you've never played I Have No Mouth i highly recommend it. i've never heard the original soundtrack bc the copy i had the sound didn't work so i'll always remember it as tho it were scored by thom yorke's the eraser

Mordy, Friday, 20 July 2018 19:12 (four months ago) Permalink

finally bought DOOM for $20

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 20 July 2018 21:09 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

been trying this year not to add to the infinite backlog, but i kinda like that Unity bundle and having a bunch of assets I will never, ever use as I have no idea how to program Unity

but Shadows of the Shogun and Torment look good, so fly away $15...

Nhex, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:24 (two months ago) Permalink

I think Unity's pretty easy to learn! (at least, like, comparable to Unreal, I think?)

vote no on ilxit (Will M.), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 13:25 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

LootCrate started their own Humble Monthly Bundle competitor, LootPlay. Same idea - one title revealed, the remaining games are a mystery.

Nhex, Thursday, 18 October 2018 04:09 (one month ago) Permalink

I think Unity's pretty easy to learn! (at least, like, comparable to Unreal, I think?)

very easy to get some basic stuff going but you need to know c# for collision/events etc

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Sunday, 21 October 2018 11:53 (one month ago) Permalink

I knew Hyper Light Drifter was an inevitable inclusion - currently in tier 3 of this year's Day of the Devs bundle at a reasonable $12 (with Minit!)

Nhex, Saturday, 27 October 2018 21:19 (one month ago) Permalink

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