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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Bethesda and id games are on sale this weekend on Steam. Buy the mega super pack for $70, or wait for daily deals on Bethesda games. Today's is Oblivion for 66% off.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Looks like the Oblivion deal is only good for 35 more minutes, I guess these are going to be short.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Guess the 9 AM pacific deadline was 9 AM Friday.

    Impulse has the recent Command and Conquers on sale 50% off.

    http://www.impulsedriven.com/explore/all/onsale

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  • seabassseabass Doctor MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'm going to get Fort Zombie I think. It is worth $2.50, right?

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  • klokklok Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Is gamers gate digital download? If so I might have to pick up batman for 15 bucks. If not I might have to get oblivion for 8.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    klok wrote: »
    Is gamers gate digital download? If so I might have to pick up batman for 15 bucks. If not I might have to get oblivion for 8.

    Yes it is.

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  • CognisseurCognisseur Registered User
    edited August 2010
    So Oblivion and Oblivion Deluxe Edition are on sale on Steam for -66% ($6.79 and $8.49)

    Is this something I wish to purchase? I vaguely remember playing Morrowind or something (is that the same company/style?) and getting bored because I accidentally wandered off the main plotline and found there was nothing of interest to do at that point.

    I also heard Oblivion is all about min/maxxing or something, yes/no?


    In short, why is this game fun? What would I enjoy about playing it?

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  • klokklok Registered User
    edited August 2010
    The combat in oblivion is better, there's different guilds you can join that start pretty interesting quest chains, but I remember their being a good bit to do in morrowind so I'm not sure if you could get into it. I'm currently torn between buying oblivion for 8 bucks or batman for 15.

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  • seabassseabass Doctor MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    klok wrote: »
    The combat in oblivion is better, there's different guilds you can join that start pretty interesting quest chains, but I remember their being a good bit to do in morrowind so I'm not sure if you could get into it. I'm currently torn between buying oblivion for 8 bucks or batman for 15.

    If you liked Morrowind at all, I recommend getting oblivion. The things people didn't like about Oblivion can be removed via mods if you have it on the PC.

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  • CognisseurCognisseur Registered User
    edited August 2010
    klok wrote: »
    The combat in oblivion is better, there's different guilds you can join that start pretty interesting quest chains, but I remember their being a good bit to do in morrowind so I'm not sure if you could get into it. I'm currently torn between buying oblivion for 8 bucks or batman for 15.

    I have Batman and I gotta say... not too impressed.

    The graphics are really cool. And I really like that the Scarecrow-oriented scenes really are creepy and terrifying.

    That said, the game does everything in its power to drag everything out for 900 hours using pretty cheap tricks that aren't so fun.
    -Rooms full of armed guards that you have to silenty drop one at a time, then hide, wait for one to wander off on his own after 30 seconds, rinse and repeat 8 times. It was cool the first time I did it, and I felt really badass, but 4-5 times later I realize it's just a time-sink of waiting for them to walk off.
    -We came up with a cool concept for the Killer Croc level! Oh, you got the spores? Well, let's make you do it again. And now again. And again. And again.

    There's a bunch of examples along those lines. It doesn't flow like a storyline like I feel games like Bioshock manage. Instead, I'm quite conscious of the 'grind' they implement at every turn to make sure I'll still be playing this game when I'm 80.

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  • sptestsptest Registered User
    edited August 2010
    I've used them before. They're awesome.

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  • CognisseurCognisseur Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Wait, so I just looked up Oblivion on Wikipedia.

    So, there's a loose plot but I never really win the game and I can level, but all the mobs level at the exact same pace at me. That is, unless I run around too much and then the mobs all become too high level for me?

    This doesn't really seem like a game. It just seems like a treadmill with slightly changing scenery.

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  • seabassseabass Doctor MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Cognisseur wrote: »
    Wait, so I just looked up Oblivion on Wikipedia.

    So, there's a loose plot but I never really win the game and I can level, but all the mobs level at the exact same pace at me. That is, unless I run around too much and then the mobs all become too high level for me?

    This doesn't really seem like a game. It just seems like a treadmill with slightly changing scenery.

    So, you can mod out the enemy auto leveling bit, which a lot of people seemed to hate. You can also win, in the sense that you can succeed at the main quest line, but the game doesn't stop there. You get to keep playing, doing side quests or just wandering around, whatever.

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  • sptestsptest Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Cognisseur wrote: »
    Wait, so I just looked up Oblivion on Wikipedia.

    So, there's a loose plot but I never really win the game and I can level, but all the mobs level at the exact same pace at me. That is, unless I run around too much and then the mobs all become too high level for me?

    This doesn't really seem like a game. It just seems like a treadmill with slightly changing scenery.
    That's exactly what my experience has been with Oblivion.

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  • klokklok Registered User
    edited August 2010
    But this is the only reason I would pick it up for pc, the mods apparently fix a lot of things with the game and plus it comes with all the DLC, 8 dollars sounds like a deal.

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    As I posted in the game's thread, Metroid: Other M can be had for $15 off ($35) at Dell.


    Personally, I'd advise waiting for reviews on this one, and I can see it dropping in price pretty quickly anyways. (Given the "success" of Metroid Prime trilogy and the genre mash up, not a comment on quality.) But if you're getting it at launch anyways, here you go.

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Wii/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=A3914081

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Don't amazon and Walmart still have the $20 credit deal for that though?

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  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Yup! But it's $15 right off of the price, not $20 credit toward a future game.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Spoit wrote: »

    Fair warning: I think EA DD is one of the last ones where you only have a certain amount of time to download. If you do buy, burn it off to a disc.

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2010
    Darlan wrote: »
    As I posted in the game's thread, Metroid: Other M can be had for $15 off ($35) at Dell.


    Personally, I'd advise waiting for reviews on this one, and I can see it dropping in price pretty quickly anyways. (Given the "success" of Metroid Prime trilogy and the genre mash up, not a comment on quality.) But if you're getting it at launch anyways, here you go.

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Wii/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=A3914081

    Eh, Nintendo practically never drops prices on their first-party games. If you're gonna wait for a price drop, you'll probably be waiting for either a used copy, or the Wii2.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Gamersgate Summer Sale, Week 3: Strategy.
    http://www.gamersgate.com/summersale

    Borderlands and its DLC are 66% off for Steam's Midweek deal.
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/8980/

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Darlan wrote: »
    As I posted in the game's thread, Metroid: Other M can be had for $15 off ($35) at Dell.


    Personally, I'd advise waiting for reviews on this one, and I can see it dropping in price pretty quickly anyways. (Given the "success" of Metroid Prime trilogy and the genre mash up, not a comment on quality.) But if you're getting it at launch anyways, here you go.

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Wii/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=A3914081

    Eh, Nintendo practically never drops prices on their first-party games. If you're gonna wait for a price drop, you'll probably be waiting for either a used copy, or the Wii2.

    Yeah, if you ever plan on buying a Nintendo game and somehow manage to find it on sale, you'd better hop on it quick.

    Woops, looks like the Dell deal is over.

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  • JacquesCousteauJacquesCousteau Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Bitdefender found a trojan in the copy of King's Bounty I downloaded from GamersGate. It didn't have an issue with the installer on previous installs so I don't think it's a false positive but I suppose I can't be sure.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I don't know if it's a pricing error or what, but Splinter Cell Conviction is a dollar.

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  • JacquesCousteauJacquesCousteau Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Heh. Turns out it was a false positive. GamersGate is safe once more.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    STALKER+ Call of Pripyat (no Clear Sky for some reason) is only $10 this weekend on Steam.

    http://store.steampowered.com/sub/5011

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  • seabassseabass Doctor MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    STALKER+ Call of Pripyat (no Clear Sky for some reason) is only $10 this weekend on Steam.

    http://store.steampowered.com/sub/5011

    I already have the original stalker, but not via steam. Can you gift parts of a bundle to other people, or will I have to mail my boxed copy to someone?

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  • RBachRBach Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    You're stuck mailing the ol' box, unfortunately.

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  • seabassseabass Doctor MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Gog is doing a gamescom deal for the next week. I'm thinking about grabbing it for the missus. Has anyone played the Arkania series? Is it at all similar to the old Might and Magic games?

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  • OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Noticed on Fatwallet, Thrustmaster's cheapie HOTAS (stick & throttle) is on Meritline for $30 shipped, usually goes for $39 at Amazon/Newegg. Works on PC & PS3:

    http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1024517/
    THRUSTMASTER Joystick T-Flight Hotas X FOR PC/ PS3 (2960703) $29.99 ac / shipped @ Meritline
    Rating: 0 Posted By: MISURICK
    Views: 478 Replies: 0

    THRUSTMASTER Joystick T-Flight Hotas X FOR PC/ PS3 (2960703)

    Coupon Code :MLC237051082325NL1 Starts On : 8/23/2010 5:00:00 AM limit 200 uses
    Regular Price: $39.00 Final Price: $29.99 Shipped

    reviews @ amazom

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    And the last week of GamersGate's Summer Sale: Indie Games!

    http://www.gamersgate.com/summersale

    Lots of really cheap stuff, since most of the games are only $10-20 to start with. Braid, World of Goo, Osomos, others available.

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Orogogus wrote: »
    Noticed on Fatwallet, Thrustmaster's cheapie HOTAS (stick & throttle) is on Meritline for $30 shipped, usually goes for $39 at Amazon/Newegg. Works on PC & PS3:

    http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1024517/
    THRUSTMASTER Joystick T-Flight Hotas X FOR PC/ PS3 (2960703) $29.99 ac / shipped @ Meritline
    Rating: 0 Posted By: MISURICK
    Views: 478 Replies: 0

    THRUSTMASTER Joystick T-Flight Hotas X FOR PC/ PS3 (2960703)

    Coupon Code :MLC237051082325NL1 Starts On : 8/23/2010 5:00:00 AM limit 200 uses
    Regular Price: $39.00 Final Price: $29.99 Shipped

    reviews @ amazom

    I'd been thinking about replacing my joystick (a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro) since I've never been happy with its button layout or throttle. Thanks for the heads up, and my wallet hates you.

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    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    D2D has a code for $10 off purchases of $50 or more, that works for pre-orders like Civ5 or New Vegas too. The code is in a banner on their front page

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
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  • CowSharkCowShark Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    For 20 bucks, I think I'm gonna buy DJ Hero.

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  • jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Yeah for real. Gonna have my buddy in Anchorage pick me up that DJ hero.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    wow

    I don't even want DJ Hero and that's still tempting me.

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