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    ColtaineColtaine Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Pheace wrote: »

    Get impulse for Galactic Civilizations 2 Gold and Sins of a Solar Empire.

    Do they ever have decent sales on those?

    Yes they do I'm fairly sure I picked up GC2 for 99p during a 24 hr sale last year.

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    PheacePheace Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Coltaine wrote: »
    Pheace wrote: »

    Get impulse for Galactic Civilizations 2 Gold and Sins of a Solar Empire.

    Do they ever have decent sales on those?

    Yes they do I'm fairly sure I picked up GC2 for 99p during a 24 hr sale last year.

    O.O

    I'm so terribly terribly terribly sorry I missed that then xD

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    DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Coltaine wrote: »
    Pheace wrote: »

    Get impulse for Galactic Civilizations 2 Gold and Sins of a Solar Empire.

    Do they ever have decent sales on those?

    Yes they do I'm fairly sure I picked up GC2 for 99p during a 24 hr sale last year.

    Yeah, Impulse has occasional sales on the Gal Civ stuff. Just keep an eye out for it, you shouldn't have to wait too long. I got the expansion bundle (Gal Civ 2 has awesome expansions) for Gal Civ 2 for pretty cheap that way.

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    BolthornBolthorn Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Yeah, I figured. Scratch that plan then. Maybe if they ever release Roller Coaster Tycoon, she'd like that.

    You can either thank me or yell at me, but:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/2700/

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    LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    "This item is currently unavailable in your region"

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo.........

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Bolthorn wrote: »
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Yeah, I figured. Scratch that plan then. Maybe if they ever release Roller Coaster Tycoon, she'd like that.

    You can either thank me or yell at me, but:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/2700/

    I don't know where in the world Icemopper is, but I'm getting a "This item is currently unavailable in your region". Stupid publishers. Then I checked the American store and it's $30. That seems like a lot for a six year old game.

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Mr_Grinch wrote: »
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Yeah, I figured. Scratch that plan then. Maybe if they ever release Roller Coaster Tycoon, she'd like that.

    I found the opposite, it's pretty scalable. My onboard Nvidia 9500 played it at a fairly low res with medium to low detail without too much of an issue. My wife doesn't really care what it looks like, as long as it works (probably why she married me).

    Incidentally I upgraded my graphics card and a few other bits and bobs and can now play it in 1080p in full detail and she can't actually tell the difference.

    It's a slow paced game, it really doesn't matter if it drops to 15fps.

    Dude, a 9500 is a billion times better than the Intel IGP most netbooks have. Not to mention how shitty the Atom CPU is for any modern gaming whatsoever.

    I can run WoW very decently on my ancient Sempron 64 1.6GHz with a Radeon 9600 Pro AGP, but I get 10 fps on my asus EEE PC with everything at the minimum setting.

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    BolthornBolthorn Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Peewi wrote: »
    Bolthorn wrote: »
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Yeah, I figured. Scratch that plan then. Maybe if they ever release Roller Coaster Tycoon, she'd like that.

    You can either thank me or yell at me, but:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/2700/

    I don't know where in the world Icemopper is, but I'm getting a "This item is currently unavailable in your region". Stupid publishers. Then I checked the American store and it's $30. That seems like a lot for a six year old game.

    True, it does seem like a lot. It includes both expansions to the game though. It was also a game I spent a lot of time with if I recall correctly. I did buy it over 2 years ago.
    Amazon has it listed for 25 bucks.

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    IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Bolthorn wrote: »
    Peewi wrote: »
    Bolthorn wrote: »
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Yeah, I figured. Scratch that plan then. Maybe if they ever release Roller Coaster Tycoon, she'd like that.

    You can either thank me or yell at me, but:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/2700/

    I don't know where in the world Icemopper is, but I'm getting a "This item is currently unavailable in your region". Stupid publishers. Then I checked the American store and it's $30. That seems like a lot for a six year old game.

    True, it does seem like a lot. It includes both expansions to the game though. It was also a game I spent a lot of time with if I recall correctly. I did buy it over 2 years ago.
    Amazon has it listed for 25 bucks.

    It is available in my region... but I never played RCT3... how does it hold up to the first two? I just loved the simplicity of it and ease of use... I think that is what my wife would like as well.

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    Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I get the same 'not available in your region' error. Maybe some kind soul could gift it over for you?

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    IdolisideIdoliside Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Bolthorn wrote: »
    Peewi wrote: »
    Bolthorn wrote: »
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Yeah, I figured. Scratch that plan then. Maybe if they ever release Roller Coaster Tycoon, she'd like that.

    You can either thank me or yell at me, but:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/2700/

    I don't know where in the world Icemopper is, but I'm getting a "This item is currently unavailable in your region". Stupid publishers. Then I checked the American store and it's $30. That seems like a lot for a six year old game.

    True, it does seem like a lot. It includes both expansions to the game though. It was also a game I spent a lot of time with if I recall correctly. I did buy it over 2 years ago.
    Amazon has it listed for 25 bucks.

    It is available in my region... but I never played RCT3... how does it hold up to the first two? I just loved the simplicity of it and ease of use... I think that is what my wife would like as well.

    I think the 3D element can add alot if you can design it well, also the lighting and rollercoaster riding is fun. But it does lose some of the guest charm and it is harder to make amazingly detailed parks.
    It's excellent but not as good as the RCT2

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    IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Idoliside wrote: »
    It's excellent but not as good as the RCT2

    Good to know. I just wish someone would bring it back and put it on Steam!

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    PheacePheace Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
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    FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So the midweek and weekend deals are just going to be games I already bought over Christmas, Steam? Probably better that way.

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    IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Pheace wrote: »

    $3 is really cheap. Maybe too cheap to pass up. Dammit.

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    so bad

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    IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    but... but... "92: Gamestar"

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    darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Peewi wrote: »
    Pheace wrote: »
    Sidenote Myst Master Piece Edition (and the Cyan Complete Pack) seem to be 25% off. Hope that's not the weekend deal ;_;

    It isn't. That's because Myst Masterpiece Edition was just released on Steam.

    I'm not familiar with Myst. What is the difference between Myst Masterpiece Edition and realMyst?

    Myst Masterpiece Edition is an improved version of the original while realMyst is the complete game but rendered in a fully 3d graphics engine instead of pre-rendered scenes.

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    DecoyDecoy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Iolo wrote: »
    but... but... "92: Gamestar"

    There's a demo. When in doubt, try the demo.

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    BolthornBolthorn Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Idoliside wrote: »
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Bolthorn wrote: »
    Peewi wrote: »
    Bolthorn wrote: »
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Yeah, I figured. Scratch that plan then. Maybe if they ever release Roller Coaster Tycoon, she'd like that.

    You can either thank me or yell at me, but:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/2700/

    I don't know where in the world Icemopper is, but I'm getting a "This item is currently unavailable in your region". Stupid publishers. Then I checked the American store and it's $30. That seems like a lot for a six year old game.

    True, it does seem like a lot. It includes both expansions to the game though. It was also a game I spent a lot of time with if I recall correctly. I did buy it over 2 years ago.
    Amazon has it listed for 25 bucks.

    It is available in my region... but I never played RCT3... how does it hold up to the first two? I just loved the simplicity of it and ease of use... I think that is what my wife would like as well.

    I think the 3D element can add alot if you can design it well, also the lighting and rollercoaster riding is fun. But it does lose some of the guest charm and it is harder to make amazingly detailed parks.
    It's excellent but not as good as the RCT2

    I agree with this sentiment. The change over to actual 3D could have been done better. I still had a great time with the game though. Being able to ride your coasters was what sold me on it though, I thought that was a really cool feature. If you set up props and themes properly some of the riding can create a "man, that would be really cool if someone did something like this in real life" feeling.

    Talking about it is making me want to fire it up again as well, even though I have a backlog of games that actually have an ending to get through.

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    TertieeTertiee Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    THQ Store 75% off sale which includes a number of titles using Steamworks and can be registered with Steam. Here's a list of what titles can be registered.

    Darksiders $10
    Metro 2033 $10
    Saint's Row 2 $7.50
    Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II $7.50
    Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising $5

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    ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Impulse is just bad, though.

    I don't want to start a huge fight or anything, but what the hell is wrong with Impulse? It's almost exactly like Steam, but is permanently in off-line mode. It tells you when there's an update available, and asks you when you want to actually apply it.

    It offers almost exactly the same selection.

    It lacks Steam achievements, and the overlay.

    And, if the overlay is *really* important to you, you can just add your Impulse game shortcut to Steam and run it that way.

    Plus, daily sales.

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    amnesiasoftamnesiasoft Thick Creamy Furry Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I had to go through support just to get a game I purchased from Impulse to actually end up in my Impulse account. That was reason enough to never use them again for me.

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I had to go through support just to get a game I purchased from Impulse to actually end up in my Impulse account. That was reason enough to never use them again for me.

    I had this too. Plus their interface seems harder to use and I just can't wrap my brain around the non-gaming selection of software that they offer. I mean... Windows decoration software?? What is this 1996 again??

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    ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I had to go through support just to get a game I purchased from Impulse to actually end up in my Impulse account. That was reason enough to never use them again for me.

    I had this too. Plus their interface seems harder to use and I just can't wrap my brain around the non-gaming selection of software that they offer. I mean... Windows decoration software?? What is this 1996 again??

    No, it's the really successful Windows add-on business that funds their gaming side.

    And why does it even matter?

    You can ignore the Trainworks DLC, you can ignore WindowBlinds.

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    CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I had to go through support just to get a game I purchased from Impulse to actually end up in my Impulse account. That was reason enough to never use them again for me.

    I had this too. Plus their interface seems harder to use and I just can't wrap my brain around the non-gaming selection of software that they offer. I mean... Windows decoration software?? What is this 1996 again??

    Well, Stardock make some relatively well known software to customise your desktop, and I suspect they were doing that before they started making games.

    Personally I don't like Impulse because I was already using Steam, and don't want another client installed.

    From the company's standpoint, I understand that this is a ridiculous position to take, but Steam were here first and everyone else who comes after should offer standalone downloads.

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    FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I had to go through support just to get a game I purchased from Impulse to actually end up in my Impulse account. That was reason enough to never use them again for me.

    I had this too. Plus their interface seems harder to use and I just can't wrap my brain around the non-gaming selection of software that they offer. I mean... Windows decoration software?? What is this 1996 again??

    No, it's the really successful Windows add-on business that funds their gaming side.

    And why does it even matter?

    You can ignore the Trainworks DLC, you can ignore WindowBlinds.

    It's just the principal that the company, at its core, is more invested in WindowBlinds than the gaming side, or at least it seems that way. When you finally give in and buy a game with a new direct download service and it just doesn't work, you're going to be turned off.

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    IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Tertiee wrote: »
    THQ Store 75% off sale which includes a number of titles using Steamworks and can be registered with Steam. Here's a list of what titles can be registered.

    Darksiders $10
    Metro 2033 $10
    Saint's Row 2 $7.50
    Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II $7.50
    Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising $5

    Nice! How do you know those can be registered? I believe you. I just don't see it anywhere on the THQ or Steam Metro 2033 page...?

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Iolo wrote: »
    Tertiee wrote: »
    THQ Store 75% off sale which includes a number of titles using Steamworks and can be registered with Steam. Here's a list of what titles can be registered.

    Darksiders $10
    Metro 2033 $10
    Saint's Row 2 $7.50
    Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II $7.50
    Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising $5

    Nice! How do you know those can be registered? I believe you. I just don't see it anywhere on the THQ or Steam Metro 2033 page...?

    They're on the CD key list in Steam support.

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    ZedarZedar Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    For those not rapidly anti-impulse, Blood Bowl Legendary Edition is currently 75% off there, at $10.

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    ArcturasArcturas Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'd love to pick up gal civ 2 and expansions cheaply someday; guess I'l have to start finding a way to keep an eye on Impulse. I really wish Gal Civ were on Steam, tbh. I just prefer having all my downloadable games in one place.

    Incidentally, I'm reaching a point of paralysis. I picked up too many games over the Christmas sale, and now every time I boot up Steam I can't decide which to play, and default to some Blood Bowl while I try to decide what more exciting game to play.

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    Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Peewi wrote: »
    Iolo wrote: »
    Tertiee wrote: »
    THQ Store 75% off sale which includes a number of titles using Steamworks and can be registered with Steam. Here's a list of what titles can be registered.

    Darksiders $10
    Metro 2033 $10
    Saint's Row 2 $7.50
    Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II $7.50
    Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising $5

    Nice! How do you know those can be registered? I believe you. I just don't see it anywhere on the THQ or Steam Metro 2033 page...?

    They're on the CD key list in Steam support.

    Can these bought with a UK card? I would love to drop the dollar for Darksiders but I'm rolling pound sterling here.

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I had to go through support just to get a game I purchased from Impulse to actually end up in my Impulse account. That was reason enough to never use them again for me.

    I had this too. Plus their interface seems harder to use and I just can't wrap my brain around the non-gaming selection of software that they offer. I mean... Windows decoration software?? What is this 1996 again??

    I don't mind the other programs, but i had that same problem... It's so much hassle just buying something. And it will happen every. time.

    Steam has the best client DD model around, and GoG has the best clientless DD model.

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    EuphoriacEuphoriac Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I tried Impulse when I wanted to buy SupCom 1. Buying it was no problem, installing it... it would tell me I needed more HDD space when I had nearly 3 times the amount. Eventually, after trying many things, I just gave up and bought the disk in a shop.

    Didn't even like the game as it turns out :?

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    ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Iolo wrote: »
    Tertiee wrote: »
    THQ Store 75% off sale which includes a number of titles using Steamworks and can be registered with Steam. Here's a list of what titles can be registered.

    Darksiders $10
    Metro 2033 $10
    Saint's Row 2 $7.50
    Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II $7.50
    Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising $5

    Nice! How do you know those can be registered? I believe you. I just don't see it anywhere on the THQ or Steam Metro 2033 page...?

    only game on that sale I'm interested in is Darksiders.

    and not enough for me to register with THQ to purchase

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    CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Big Isy wrote: »
    Peewi wrote: »
    Iolo wrote: »
    Tertiee wrote: »
    THQ Store 75% off sale which includes a number of titles using Steamworks and can be registered with Steam. Here's a list of what titles can be registered.

    Darksiders $10
    Metro 2033 $10
    Saint's Row 2 $7.50
    Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II $7.50
    Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising $5

    Nice! How do you know those can be registered? I believe you. I just don't see it anywhere on the THQ or Steam Metro 2033 page...?

    They're on the CD key list in Steam support.

    Can these bought with a UK card? I would love to drop the dollar for Darksiders but I'm rolling pound sterling here.

    I wanted to buy SupCom Gold, but no dice. There's a UK THQ store, and the deals are nowhere near as good.

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    Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    That would suck so much more if I didn't have such a huge backlog.

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    Bruce ForsythBruce Forsyth Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Does anyone know of any websites that focus on digital store sales? A place that will have mentioned the recent THQ and impulse sales (Instead of some place that only mentions Steam sales), but doesn't have a lot of other noise. Thanks.

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    GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Does anyone know of any websites that focus on digital store sales? A place that will have mentioned the recent THQ and impulse sales (Instead of some place that only mentions Steam sales), but doesn't have a lot of other noise. Thanks.

    If you're looking for a source to keep abreast of digital store sales in general, you probably won't do much better than this forum and this thread in particular.

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    CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Does anyone know of any websites that focus on digital store sales? A place that will have mentioned the recent THQ and impulse sales (Instead of some place that only mentions Steam sales), but doesn't have a lot of other noise. Thanks.

    If you're in the UK, you can check here:

    http://savygamer.co.uk/category/deals/pc/dd/

    Even if you're not in the UK, the majority of the deals posted there will be from international sites.

    This site seems to be updated very regularly:

    http://dddeals.blogspot.com/

    And this site is I believe of a higher profile, but it has less deals posted than the previous site:

    http://www.robothobo.com/ddd/

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