Video Game Deals Catch-All

edosan wrote:

So I'm thinking about getting Amalur because at this rate it will never, ever go on sale on Steam. How is Origin? Any major issues?

It's mostly ok. Works good for ME3 and Dragon Age 2. Has some cloud save support now that didn't use to be there. It seems to be improving steadily and having some decent PC game sales on occasion too. And while it doesn't have the screenshot feature of Steam, it has recently adding some streaming ability. Not sure if that's any good yet.

My complaints with it are more about the multiplayer aspect of ME3. You can only have 100 friends on your friends list and there are no groups like Steam. So I'm constantly shuffling goodjers on/off my list to play ME3 with.

And also there is some stupid interaction between all the various developers under EA. Like you have to use a special character in your Origin password. But some of the games, like Mass Effect 2, don't support the same set of characters. Typical EA problem though. If you login to EA's web site you might have 5 different accounts under the same e-mail, from consoles, PC, and various game developers. It's a mess. But maybe that won't be a problem moving forward, but only with older games...

Saw this on a CAG tweet. Daily BB deal is a 3 month Xbox Gold card for $13, and it comes with an 800 MS point card (it will be in your cart when you add the Gold). So 3 months for basically $3.

Picked up one for my daughter. Might should have tried to get two.

I just don't need the points because I've hoarded a bunch on my account. My error was actually entering them so that I can't give her some of my cards.

Hedinn wrote:
EvilDead wrote:
Stele wrote:

For those of you that bought a game on Amazon the last couple weeks, here's the Editor's Choice list, that you can use the $5 credit on starting today.

Doesn't look like Amalur is on there.

Best deal is probably Dark Souls for $18 ($13 with credit) or Hotline Miami $7.50 ($2.50).

Thanks for the heads up. I just picked up The Darkness for $2.50.

I see Amalur on Page 2 of that list, for $15. $10 after the coupon sounds like a great deal.

Yeah the Amazon rep over at CAG said that games would be added to the list. Sounds like Amalur was working but just not on the list yesterday. I still got it for the $10 price, and posted here about it.

That's really the cheapest it will probably ever be, with the DLC included like that. And yeah since the company folded and the company sold directly the Steam version, it doesn't appear that that version is ever going on sale.

oilypenguin wrote:
edosan wrote:

So I'm thinking about getting Amalur because at this rate it will never, ever go on sale on Steam. How is Origin? Any major issues?

I just installed Amalur last night. Origin is fine, I've been using it since release. It's just annoying that it's one more service running on my machine in addition to steam and now uplay. I just set everything but steam to not start on boot up and it becomes less annoying.

I was hoping to have one less service going as well. I suppose it's worth it for the price though.

I'm pretty sure Amalur doesn't need origin running in the background once it's installed. If you don't want tons of stuff running on your machine, disable the option to load it on startup and it'll just load when it needs to (EA stuff).

MannishBoy wrote:

Saw this on a CAG tweet. Daily BB deal is a 3 month Xbox Gold card for $13, and it comes with an 800 MS point card (it will be in your cart when you add the Gold). So 3 months for basically $3.

Picked up one for my daughter. Might should have tried to get two.

I just don't need the points because I've hoarded a bunch on my account. My error was actually entering them so that I can't give her some of my cards.

It's sold out already. That was fast.

edosan wrote:

So I'm thinking about getting Amalur because at this rate it will never, ever go on sale on Steam.

You're probably right. I figure EA is just using Amalur on Steam as an advertisement to go buy it elsewhere. If you're interested in the game, you'll find out about options elsewhere. They're clever bastards, EA.

Archangel wrote:
edosan wrote:

So I'm thinking about getting Amalur because at this rate it will never, ever go on sale on Steam.

You're probably right. I figure EA is just using Amalur on Steam as an advertisement to go buy it elsewhere. If you're interested in the game, you'll find out about options elsewhere. They're clever bastards, EA.

Nope, 38 Studios put Amalur on Steam, not EA. EA has no control over it.

EvilDead wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

Saw this on a CAG tweet. Daily BB deal is a 3 month Xbox Gold card for $13, and it comes with an 800 MS point card (it will be in your cart when you add the Gold). So 3 months for basically $3.

Picked up one for my daughter. Might should have tried to get two.

I just don't need the points because I've hoarded a bunch on my account. My error was actually entering them so that I can't give her some of my cards.

It's sold out already. That was fast.

Guess that makes up my mind about ordering a second!

SixteenBlue wrote:

38 Studios put Amalur on Steam, not EA. EA has no control over it.

Very good point -- thanks for pointing that out.

I should call up the State of Rhode Island and ask them to put Amalur on sale. =)

Archangel wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:

38 Studios put Amalur on Steam, not EA. EA has no control over it.

Very good point -- thanks for pointing that out.

I should call up the State of Rhode Island and ask them to put Amalur on sale. =)

You should. It would probably pay off for them.

SixteenBlue wrote:
Archangel wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:

38 Studios put Amalur on Steam, not EA. EA has no control over it.

Very good point -- thanks for pointing that out.

I should call up the State of Rhode Island and ask them to put Amalur on sale. =)

You should. It would probably pay off for them.

They don't understand enough how video games work to do anything that would pay off for them...

JillSammich wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:
Archangel wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:

38 Studios put Amalur on Steam, not EA. EA has no control over it.

Very good point -- thanks for pointing that out.

I should call up the State of Rhode Island and ask them to put Amalur on sale. =)

You should. It would probably pay off for them.

They don't understand enough how video games work to do anything that would pay off for them...

But they're probably cashing whatever checks come in from Valve...

truth

Gog's got basically every deal during the whole sale on sale today, and dang it, the D & D deal is so tempting....

MannishBoy wrote:
EvilDead wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

Saw this on a CAG tweet. Daily BB deal is a 3 month Xbox Gold card for $13, and it comes with an 800 MS point card (it will be in your cart when you add the Gold). So 3 months for basically $3.

Picked up one for my daughter. Might should have tried to get two.

I just don't need the points because I've hoarded a bunch on my account. My error was actually entering them so that I can't give her some of my cards.

It's sold out already. That was fast.

Guess that makes up my mind about ordering a second! :)

I lowered myself to going to a store, ready to fight for the deal that was sold out online. Luckily, it rang right up and now I have 6 months of gold and 20 space bucks for $25 actual dollars.

Stele wrote:

For those of you that bought a game on Amazon the last couple weeks, here's the Editor's Choice list, that you can use the $5 credit on starting today.

Doesn't look like Amalur is on there.

Best deal is probably Dark Souls for $18 ($13 with credit) or Hotline Miami $7.50 ($2.50).

Just grabbed Dark Souls. Thanks for the enable.

Blondish83 wrote:
Stele wrote:

For those of you that bought a game on Amazon the last couple weeks, here's the Editor's Choice list, that you can use the $5 credit on starting today.

Doesn't look like Amalur is on there.

Best deal is probably Dark Souls for $18 ($13 with credit) or Hotline Miami $7.50 ($2.50).

Just grabbed Dark Souls. Thanks for the enable.

An angel earned its wings.

cyrax wrote:
Blondish83 wrote:
Stele wrote:

For those of you that bought a game on Amazon the last couple weeks, here's the Editor's Choice list, that you can use the $5 credit on starting today.

Doesn't look like Amalur is on there.

Best deal is probably Dark Souls for $18 ($13 with credit) or Hotline Miami $7.50 ($2.50).

Just grabbed Dark Souls. Thanks for the enable.

An angel earned its wings.

And was promptly killed and had to restart as a cockroach.

Tanglebones wrote:
cyrax wrote:
Blondish83 wrote:
Stele wrote:

For those of you that bought a game on Amazon the last couple weeks, here's the Editor's Choice list, that you can use the $5 credit on starting today.

Doesn't look like Amalur is on there.

Best deal is probably Dark Souls for $18 ($13 with credit) or Hotline Miami $7.50 ($2.50).

Just grabbed Dark Souls. Thanks for the enable.

An angel earned its wings.

And was promptly killed and had to restart as a cockroach.

Hey now, that's Demon's Souls.

Tanglebones wrote:
cyrax wrote:
Blondish83 wrote:
Stele wrote:

For those of you that bought a game on Amazon the last couple weeks, here's the Editor's Choice list, that you can use the $5 credit on starting today.

Doesn't look like Amalur is on there.

Best deal is probably Dark Souls for $18 ($13 with credit) or Hotline Miami $7.50 ($2.50).

Just grabbed Dark Souls. Thanks for the enable.

An angel earned its wings.

And was promptly killed and had to restart as a cockroach lawyer.

FTFY

Blondish83 wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
cyrax wrote:
Blondish83 wrote:
Stele wrote:

For those of you that bought a game on Amazon the last couple weeks, here's the Editor's Choice list, that you can use the $5 credit on starting today.

Doesn't look like Amalur is on there.

Best deal is probably Dark Souls for $18 ($13 with credit) or Hotline Miami $7.50 ($2.50).

Just grabbed Dark Souls. Thanks for the enable.

An angel earned its wings.

And was promptly killed and had to restart as a cockroach lawyer.

FTFY

I'm not seeing any difference

Cragmyre wrote:
Blondish83 wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
cyrax wrote:
Blondish83 wrote:
Stele wrote:

For those of you that bought a game on Amazon the last couple weeks, here's the Editor's Choice list, that you can use the $5 credit on starting today.

Doesn't look like Amalur is on there.

Best deal is probably Dark Souls for $18 ($13 with credit) or Hotline Miami $7.50 ($2.50).

Just grabbed Dark Souls. Thanks for the enable.

An angel earned its wings.

And was promptly killed and had to restart as a cockroach lawyer.

FTFY

I'm not seeing any difference

The cockroaches have integrity.

XCOM is back at 50% off at Amazon and listed on their Editor's Choice page. Is that new? And I'll have to rummage around for "the promotional code that Amazon emailed to you."

Kurrelgyre wrote:

XCOM is back at 50% off at Amazon and listed on their Editor's Choice page. Is that new? And I'll have to rummage around for "the promotional code that Amazon emailed to you."

No it's not a promo code, it's just applied to your account.

Hotline Miami is showing as $4.99 now on the Amazon Editor's Choice page -- and yes, if you have a $5 promo discount, it'll drop the price to a cool $0 for that Steaming hot key.

merphle wrote:

Hotline Miami is showing as $4.99 now on the Amazon Editor's Choice page -- and yes, if you have a $5 promo discount, it'll drop the price to a cool $0 for that Steaming hot key.

How do you know if you have a $5 promo discount? I have $10 credit on amazon so how do I know the promo discount is being used and not store credit?

Also, does it activate on steam?

BlackSabre wrote:
merphle wrote:

Hotline Miami is showing as $4.99 now on the Amazon Editor's Choice page -- and yes, if you have a $5 promo discount, it'll drop the price to a cool $0 for that Steaming hot key.

How do you know if you have a $5 promo discount? I have $10 credit on amazon so how do I know the promo discount is being used and not store credit?

Also, does it activate on steam?

I'm not sure about the promo, I think it was given on certain purchases last month. As for Steam activation

Amazon Store Page wrote:

Requires Steam Client to activate.

So, yes.

BlackSabre wrote:
merphle wrote:

Hotline Miami is showing as $4.99 now on the Amazon Editor's Choice page -- and yes, if you have a $5 promo discount, it'll drop the price to a cool $0 for that Steaming hot key.

How do you know if you have a $5 promo discount? I have $10 credit on amazon so how do I know the promo discount is being used and not store credit?

Also, does it activate on steam?

On the final Checkout page, you'll see this:

Amazon Checkout wrote:

PC Download: $4.99
Promotion Applied: -$4.99

And perhaps my lame joke about the key was too obtuse a reference... :/

Yeah, just realised if I add something over $15 it takes off $15. Wonder if I do something less than $15, which promotional credit it takes first. My store credit, or the promo credit?