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post #51 of 79

Mass Effect 3 is Origin-exclusive because of silly EA.

post #52 of 79

I've been using this thread to thank folks for Steam gifts, and here's another: Thanks Medium Dave! I was on the fence about picking up Hotline Miami until I got a console-controller for my pc. This'll be the perfect excuse to pick one up. Thanks!

post #53 of 79
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No problem!  I actually don't mind the keyboard and mouse for it, it controls fine.


Hey, you fucks. Hotline Miami is 5 bucks. It's one of the best games of the year.

post #54 of 79

Yup, just jumped on that. I've heard only fantastic things about it. Can't say no at $5. 


I feel like it's been a particularly great year for indie games. I've heard great things about Hotline Miami and Mark of the Ninja, and FTL and Spelunky are two of my favorite gaming experiences of the past few years.

post #55 of 79
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It's been a far better year for indie and "smaller" games than AAA stuff.  Mostly because that mega kick-ass AAA stuff got pushed back to next year.  Far Cry 3, Dishonored and XCOM were the best of the bunch, but I consider those mostly A or AA, at least in the eyes of their creators. These weren't the mega billion dollar pushes from a publishing house, these were swing for the fences and hope for a RBI, at least.  Thankfully, all three knocked it out of the fuckin' park.

post #56 of 79

I've bought BioShock, BioShock 2, Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Metro 2033, Spec Ops: The Line, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II so far.  Somebody stop me.

post #57 of 79

Will the Morrowind mods mentioned around here work on the Steam version?

post #58 of 79

Morrowind Overhaul works perfectly with Steam - in fact, there's a stage of the installation wizard that gives you a chance to deactivate the Steam overlay (Which you need to do). In fact, it's possibly the best installation setup I've ever seen for a mod. It'll check your system, make sure you have the right DirectX and other applications, make a backup, and you can tailor which features you want to install. It's a comparatively lengthy process (Took me about half an hour) but it's incredibly straightforward and user-friendly.

Edited by Workyticket - 12/25/12 at 10:20pm
post #59 of 79
I got a 20 dollar Steam gift card today, and I can already tell what my problem is. I'm going to be too afraid to use it on anything in case something better comes along next. So far the only thing I picked up on the sale is The Walking Dead. Arma 2 and the Elder Scrolls stuff already finished their bigger sales by the time I got my gift card, so I'm just holding out in case they go bigger again. Does anyone know how long this sale is going for?
post #60 of 79
Originally Posted by SomethingClever View Post

I've heard great things about Hotline Miami and Mark of the Ninja,


And speak of the devil. Mark of the Ninja just got a flash sale for 50% off.

post #61 of 79

I've just bought Magic 2012 despite never playing or having any interest in Magic in the past. Yep, it's a Steam sale.

post #62 of 79
Originally Posted by Workyticket View Post

I've just bought Magic 2012 despite never playing or having any interest in Magic in the past. Yep, it's a Steam sale.

As someone who has been playing M:TG off and on since grade school, the video game is probably the best way to learn it and definitely the cheapest way to get enjoyment out of the game. The video game is much more balanced than playing it in real life where most players will decimate newcomers with decks constructed to end the game in three turns. Magic 2012 limits all the players to the same dozen or so pre-made decks which makes everything on a much more even footing for those new to the game.

Just don't expect fancy graphics, it is pretty much just virtual card game with no attempt at rendering a visualization of the duel between wizards which is the game's premise.
post #63 of 79
Thread Starter 

Just kind of rehashing Flash deals, today.  


The Walking Dead is totally great, you guys.  You should buy it. It's all 5 episodes and is some great storytelling. 50x better than the comic, 100x better than the show.  Some absolutely devastating stuff.


Spec Ops, along the same lines.  Walking Dead is better, though.


Secret World is pretty dope, if that goes on sale, it gets a recommend from me.  Shooting Cthulhus with shotguns is real damn neat.

post #64 of 79

Ended up gifting Walking Dead to a friend.  I've already gotten my money's worth and more out of it and I have 2 episodes left to play.

post #65 of 79
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Bee tee dubs, FTL is on sale.  It's great. DO IT.

post #66 of 79
Originally Posted by mediumdave View Post

Bee tee dubs, FTL is on sale.  It's great. DO IT.


Seconded. I've never felt so much like Kirk or Picard. It's great.

post #67 of 79

Just got FTL thanks to y'all's enthusiasm. I'd heard good things for a while now.


I also got THIRTY FLIGHTS OF LOVING, because it sounds awesome and it's less than $3. Anyone tried it?

post #68 of 79
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I got it, too.  I played their previous game, and it was neat, in an experimental sort of way.  This looks to be much the same.  For a couple of bucks, it's worth it to support an interesting indie crew.

post #69 of 79

Everyone should play FTL. Fantastic game.

Also picked up Thirty Flights of Loving. Am concerned that it might be a bit too 'cutesy-quirky' for my tastes, but it's a good price and it seems different enough to be worth checking out. Also grabbed some Sleeping Dogs DLC while the flash sale is going - thankfully worked out fairly cheap as there's a shitload of cheesy costume packs to skip over. Grabbed the meaty stuff though, so really looking forward to getting stuck into the game.

From this point, I'm mostly done. there's really just The Secret World left - a 50% daily/flash on that and I'll be happy. Past that, I still fancy Miasmata and Waking Mars so hopefully they'll come up too.

post #70 of 79

I think I'm done too.  So far, I've landed SimCity 4, Super Meat Boy, They Bleed Pixels, Warhammer 40K DoW franchise, Limbo, FEAR 1, Torchlight 2, Prince of Persia Sands of Time, Orcs Must Die 2, Walking Dead, Hotline Miami and Mark of the Ninja.  Only reason I didn't drop money on Dishonored is I've got enough games now to wait at least another year before picking that one up.


And Steam isn't even trying on XCOM.  33% whoa nelly.  Or how about the Sims3 franchise for an affordable discounted price of $175?


Plugged in a brand new Razer Onza and it's platformin' time!

post #71 of 79

This is my tally so far. Looking at it, it's a bit much, but with the exception of the newer AAA games I got most of these for under 15 bucks. 


Borderlands 2


They Bleed Pixels


Space Marine + DLC

Miner Wars 2081

Darksiders 2


Dark Souls

Doom 3 BFG Edition

Garry's Mod

Half Minute Hero

Lone Survivor

Titan Quest: Immortal Throne

post #72 of 79

So... GreenManGaming has XCOM for 50% off and a coupon for 30% off on top of that, taking it down to below $20.  I believe you get a Steam key that you can activate.


Now THAT'S what I'm talking about.

post #73 of 79

Confirmed, you get a Steam code.  That's $17.50, but XCOM is only up @ 50% for 24 hours.  Gogogo.

post #74 of 79

Looks like I'm probably done. Mostly catching up on some older games and grabbing smaller indie titles. The final haul:



Arkham Asylum GOTY


Bioshock 2

Hitman: Blood Money

Hotline Miami

Mark of the Ninja

Orcs Must Die + DLC

Portal 2

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones


Spec Ops: The Line

Super Meat Boy


13 games for $50. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. Now I just have to hope that my ancient laptop will actually run everything well enough

post #75 of 79
I picked up Skyrim: Dawnguard, Skyrim: Hearthfire, Witcher 1 and 2, and Limbo. That took care of my Christmas gift card, so I'm probably done as well.
post #76 of 79
Thread Starter 

Hey, guys. 


Don't buy Fable 3.


Do buy Mark of the Ninja, though.

post #77 of 79

So, Visa account is empty. here's the final haul for the season (GMG and Amazon purchases included):


The Secret World

Democracy 2

X3: Terran Conflict

Skyrim: Dawnguard/Hearthfire DLC

XCOM: Slingshot DLC

Sleeping Dogs plus various DLC

Witcher 2

Bastion (Gift from RD)

Stealth Bastard (Gift from Singer)

Tropico 4 Modern Times DLC

Thirty Flights of Loving

Magic 2012 Gold



Doom 3 BFG

Deus Ex: HR plus Missing Link



Gifts: FTL (RD), Morrowind (Singer)


So, slightly more than I was intending on buying but a lot of DLC. 

post #78 of 79

Borderlands 2


The Walking Dead

Farcry 3


Also picked up Spec Ops the Line from Amazon and got Black Ops 2 (360) for Christmas, so I'm pretty much set on games for a while.


Want to get my PC connected to the TV and pick up a 350 controller receiver so I can play The Walking Dead on the TV. Kinda prefer FPS with the keyboard/mouse though.

post #79 of 79
Friends showered me with a nice haul:

Anno 2070
Giana Sisters
Thirty Flights of Loving
XCOM/Hitman DLC's
Castle Crashers
Thomas Was Alone
Geometry Wars
Half Minute Hero
Adventures of Shuggy
Little Inferno
Stealth Bastard
Intrusion 2
Natural Selection 2
BioShock Infinite

I'm going to need an even bigger hard drive when I get back now that my 3TB bugger is full.

edited to add: Oh hey, it's nice to see RD is still alive and kicking out there somewhere. Where's his top 10 list already...
Edited by mongycore - 1/1/13 at 4:16am
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