Video Game Deals Catch-All

Sale on 2K stuff from today to Jan. 14 on Xbox Live, including Bioshock 1/2, Borderlands 1/2, and Mafia II DLC and GoD.

http://www.trueachievements.com/n119...

I'd also like to draw your attention to The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, included in the sale for 200 MSP (75% off). If you haven't played it yet—200 MSP!

Gravey wrote:

Sale on 2K stuff from today to Jan. 14 on Xbox Live, including Bioshock 1/2, Borderlands 1/2, and Mafia II DLC and GoD.

http://www.trueachievements.com/n119...

I'd also like to draw your attention to The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, included in the sale for 200 MSP (75% off). If you haven't played it yet—200 MSP!

If you don't buy Minerva's Den, you either own it, or you are empirically wrong.

I tried to buy it for the PC a while ago. A series of cryptic errors in the purchase process meant I gave up.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

If you don't buy Minerva's Den, you either own it, or you are empirically wrong.

And of weak moral character. Possibly the best DLC ever.

Chaz wrote:

I tried to buy it for the PC a while ago. A series of cryptic errors in the purchase process meant I gave up.

I've heard nothing but great things about this DLC. Why would they make it so difficult to download? It's not like DLC is new at this point.

Because MS left GFWL abandoned in their basement years ago. It could be a service as good as the rest of them, but that requires them to actually give a damn.

Scratched wrote:

Because MS left GFWL abandoned in their basement years ago. It could be a service as good as the rest of them, but that requires them to actually give a damn.

This. There were apparently a series of problems with the payment system through the website. I think they just announced some kind of bundle version with the DLC. I'm hoping that becomes available on Steam for a reasonable price.

Ubisoft is selling Ghost Recon Future Soldier for $10.20 on their site. The deluxe edition is $11.90.

Does it activate on steam?

Nope! It activates on UPlay, where they ask you to pay a little extra for extended download service, just in case you want them to remember that you paid them money in 2 years.

They really ought to ask EA how that went for them, and why they don't offer it anymore.

That said, it's a pretty slick game. I liked it more than I thought I would, and making crazy guns with the gunsmith feature is pretty fun. It's very graphically intense and not all that well optimized so you'll need a moderately beefy rig to get the most out of it.

In fact, y'know what, go ahead and get it on UPlay. It's a good play but it's not the kind of game anyone's likely to come back to two years down the road.

Yeah, UPlay as a PC download store is essentially EADM from a few years ago, run by Digital River as well.

I still like their whole reward program. Just really wish they'd left it at that.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Sale on 2K stuff from today to Jan. 14 on Xbox Live, including Bioshock 1/2, Borderlands 1/2, and Mafia II DLC and GoD.

http://www.trueachievements.com/n119...

I'd also like to draw your attention to The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, included in the sale for 200 MSP (75% off). If you haven't played it yet—200 MSP!

If you don't buy Minerva's Den, you either own it, or you are empirically wrong.

I second that motion.

Just hearing the topic of Minerva's Den brought up makes me want to go back and replay it.

What a fantastic piece of content.

The new Devil May Cry for PC is $37.50 at Green Man Gaming with the code GMG25-XTYYZ-POSL1

It's a Steamworks game so they'll send the code a day or before the release. You also get either $2.00 cash back or $3.00 Green Man Gaming credit.

Aaron D. wrote:

Just hearing the topic of Minerva's Den brought up makes me want to go back and replay it.

What a fantastic piece of content.

It was good, but I still say that the PS3 downloadable content for Bioshock was the best DLC for that series. It was so good when you are going for the trophies. It's sad that it was PS3 exclusive.

Aaron D. wrote:

Just hearing the topic of Minerva's Den brought up makes me want to go back and replay it.

What a fantastic piece of content.

This makes me sad - again. Bioshock 2 remains the one GFWL game that I cannot get to run on my system.

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
Aaron D. wrote:

Just hearing the topic of Minerva's Den brought up makes me want to go back and replay it.

What a fantastic piece of content.

This makes me sad - again. Bioshock 2 remains the one GFWL game that I cannot get to run on my system. :(

What were the steps you took to try and get it working? I'm guessing you dumped hours into it already. That's so weird. I suggest giving it another shot, or trying a new computer.

You can just link me to the Bioshock 2 thread. I want to read the assumed rant that took place.

So I got Bioshock 2 gifted to me during the Steam sale. Looking at the store page, I don't see any mention of Minerva's Den, or any DLC available. Is it already included? If not, I may just jump on the Xbox sale and get it there.

soonerjudd wrote:

So I got Bioshock 2 gifted to me during the Steam sale. Looking at the store page, I don't see any mention of Minerva's Den, or any DLC available. Is it already included? If not, I may just jump on the Xbox sale and get it there.

As mentioned above, you have to buy the Minerva's Den DLC through GFWL -- you can't get it through Steam. You can get it here.

Awesome, thanks!

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
Aaron D. wrote:

Just hearing the topic of Minerva's Den brought up makes me want to go back and replay it.

What a fantastic piece of content.

This makes me sad - again. Bioshock 2 remains the one GFWL game that I cannot get to run on my system. :(

I had that problem on release. I thought turning off the Steam Overlay fixed it. Some conflict between that and GFWL. But also after Bioshock 2 patched I didn't have the problem anymore.

Have had issues with Dark Souls and GFWL crashing too, on signin. It didn't like the forced fullscreen windowed mode I was using, so toggling that off to sign in and then back on after fixed my problem there.

Another game... hm, either Bioshock 2 or Dawn of War 2 when I went back to play it again months later?... wouldn't run even though it had before. In that case I had to manually get the GFWL installer from the Microsoft site. The game that wouldn't run apparently didn't have an update check for GFWL, aside from when you first install it.

Dixie_Flatline wrote:

As mentioned above, you have to buy the Minerva's Den DLC through GFWL -- you can't get it through Steam. You can get it here.

But it will work with the Steam one right? I picked up the Desert to Sea bundle at Amazon the other day and I was wondering if this will work properly.

Aaron D. wrote:

Just hearing the topic of Minerva's Den brought up makes me want to go back and replay it.

What a fantastic piece of content.

I love content!

Gravey wrote:
Aaron D. wrote:

Just hearing the topic of Minerva's Den brought up makes me want to go back and replay it. What a fantastic piece of content.

I love content!

"Content" in this context is pure marketing-speak. A part of me died when the phrase "downloadable content" entered the mainstream. "Expansion" or "expansion pack" was already widely used and sufficient, although I guess that term was for PC games. So I blame the consoletoys, as I always do. =)

The new "Bioshock Ultimate Rapture Edition" will include both Bioshocks and all of their expansions for one price, but no definitive word on the PC (or Steam) release date, if any. I already own both base games on Steam, but it seems like a roll of the dice whether or not the GFWL store version will even work. Or if the GFWL store transaction process itself will work, for that matter.

Archangel wrote:
Gravey wrote:
Aaron D. wrote:

Just hearing the topic of Minerva's Den brought up makes me want to go back and replay it. What a fantastic piece of content.

I love content!

"Content" in this context is pure marketing-speak. A part of me died when the phrase "downloadable content" entered the mainstream. "Expansion" or "expansion pack" was already widely used and sufficient, although I guess that term was for PC games. So I blame the consoletoys, as I always do. =)

I blame games blogs and their readers for uncritically adopting PR speak, and introducing my two most-loathed, empty words, "content" and "consume".

I used to play video games, watch movies, read books, and listen to music. Now I consume content.

Gravey wrote:
Archangel wrote:
Gravey wrote:
Aaron D. wrote:

Just hearing the topic of Minerva's Den brought up makes me want to go back and replay it. What a fantastic piece of content.

I love content!

"Content" in this context is pure marketing-speak. A part of me died when the phrase "downloadable content" entered the mainstream. "Expansion" or "expansion pack" was already widely used and sufficient, although I guess that term was for PC games. So I blame the consoletoys, as I always do. =)

I blame games blogs and their readers for uncritically adopting PR speak, and introducing my two most-loathed, empty words, "content" and "consume".

I used to play video games, watch movies, read books, and listen to music. Now I consume content.

Preach it! Every time I hear a talking head going on about how people are 'consuming media', I die a little inside.

Moar video game deals, less...whatever you guys are talking about

Gumbie wrote:

Moar video game deals, less...whatever you guys are talking about :P

I second that motion.

Is Minerva's Den really that good?

*ducks and runs*

FTL $5 sale again. Steam weekend deal, but also the developer site is matching and if you buy there you get a Steam code anyway.

http://www.ftlgame.com/