Video Game Deals Catch-All

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

For the next 3 months, you can get Sniper: Ghost Warrior 1 for basically a buck via Alienware Arena. Not considered a great game but for a buck, why not?

For a buck, why not. On Steam, even better.

I've done too many -- join our service and get "x-game" for a dollar -- and then never log into their service again (*cough* U-play *cough*), so at least Sniper will just sit in my Steam List until I'm bored enough to see how mediocre it really is.

I wonder if the caliber of game Alienware is using for promotion here is any kind of commentary on the Arena service. Just something I wonder when I see promotions that use B-list games-- is that the best deal they could manage?

Not a complaint, just a musing-- or amusing.

Gamefly still has the bundles talked about up thread (Darkness 2+Spec Ops, Bioshock 1+2), but they added Xcom+Borderlands 2 for $32 w/coupon GFDAPR20. Bundles page.

So today's Steam Daily deal is all the Prince of Persia games. Can someone remind me which ones are worth getting?

Sands of Time. Period.

edosan wrote:

So today's Steam Daily deal is all the Prince of Persia games. Can someone remind me which ones are worth getting?

As much as some complain about the 2008 reboot, I still enjoyed it. I think it was even mentioned on the CC this week.

MannishBoy wrote:
edosan wrote:

So today's Steam Daily deal is all the Prince of Persia games. Can someone remind me which ones are worth getting?

As much as some complain about the 2008 reboot, I still enjoyed it. I think it was even mentioned on the CC this week.

Forgotten sands was also really good.

Garden Ninja wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:
edosan wrote:

So today's Steam Daily deal is all the Prince of Persia games. Can someone remind me which ones are worth getting?

As much as some complain about the 2008 reboot, I still enjoyed it. I think it was even mentioned on the CC this week.

Forgotten sands was also really good.

I haven't played that one. I think I even picked it up for $10 on Xbox at a BB clearance sale, but haven't opened the plastic.

MannishBoy wrote:
edosan wrote:

So today's Steam Daily deal is all the Prince of Persia games. Can someone remind me which ones are worth getting?

As much as some complain about the 2008 reboot, I still enjoyed it. I think it was even mentioned on the CC this week.

Having never played any other PoP game, I played the 2008 version in 2011 and loved it. AusTbird played through at about the same time and IIRC had about the same opinion of the game.

That was easy to find:

AUs_TBirD[/url]]Prince of Persia (2008) (PC) - One of the two best games I've played this year along with Metro 2033. I wasn't exactly keen on Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and skipped the next two in the trilogy. The 2008 reboot totally flips my opinion by providing a completely different experience. In this version, the importance of combat is minimized, the platforming is fluid, fun, and, most importantly, does not punish the player incessantly for experimenting. Excellent dialog, wonderful artwork and music, and a few in-jokes (such as the donkey's name) really endeared me to it.
I ran into the 999 light seed bug just like MrTomaytoHead, but found a savegame online, so not even that was a (big) issue. A brilliant game!

Man, to me Prince of Persia (2008) is a game that implicitly punishes the player incessantly for experimenting. It's basically the COD formula applied to platforming. You go down this extremely linear path where it specifically tells you exactly what move you have to make in order to succeed, over and over again, until you reach the next combat sequence, which also forces you to perform them in one specific way. It's basically a non-stop series of quick-time events just disguised a little better. I got bored to death with it after about 4 hours because of this.

For Orcs Must Die, what's the deal with the franchise? The demo seemed sort of fun? Should I pick up 1 + DLC, 2+ DLC, or just 2, or what do people recommend?

Didn't Shawn drop like 100+ hours into OMD? I think the shocking truth was revealed during a podcast some time back.

Iridium884 wrote:

For Orcs Must Die, what's the deal with the franchise? The demo seemed sort of fun? Should I pick up 1 + DLC, 2+ DLC, or just 2, or what do people recommend?

I haven't played 2 yet, it's on my pile of shame but the 1st game is amazing, a must-buy. It was nice to have the DLC and it posed some unique challenges but it wasn't essential. A couple of the DLC stages felt like they might have been cut from the core game because they didn't play well (too easy or too confusing).

Aaron D. wrote:

Didn't Shawn drop like 100+ hours into OMD? I think the shocking truth was revealed during a podcast some time back.

Pretty sure that was Sean. I think it was mentioned in the Gaming Confessions discussion.

kuddles wrote:

Man, to me Prince of Persia (2008) is a game that implicitly punishes the player incessantly for experimenting. It's basically the COD formula applied to platforming. You go down this extremely linear path where it specifically tells you exactly what move you have to make in order to succeed, over and over again, until you reach the next combat sequence, which also forces you to perform them in one specific way. It's basically a non-stop series of quick-time events just disguised a little better. I got bored to death with it after about 4 hours because of this.

It's my favorite of the PoP series. Not a ton of combat, the art style is delicious, and I *loved* Elika.

Iridium884 wrote:

For Orcs Must Die, what's the deal with the franchise? The demo seemed sort of fun? Should I pick up 1 + DLC, 2+ DLC, or just 2, or what do people recommend?

OMD and OMD 2 are both fantastic. I say buy all of it if the price is right.

Natus wrote:
Iridium884 wrote:

For Orcs Must Die, what's the deal with the franchise? The demo seemed sort of fun? Should I pick up 1 + DLC, 2+ DLC, or just 2, or what do people recommend?

OMD and OMD 2 are both fantastic. I say buy all of it if the price is right.

Does anybody know if you buy the pack if the owned content is giftable? I assume not. Sometimes the Steam list isn't fully up to date.

Iridium884 wrote:

For Orcs Must Die, what's the deal with the franchise? The demo seemed sort of fun? Should I pick up 1 + DLC, 2+ DLC, or just 2, or what do people recommend?

At least buy OMD 1 + DLC, and get yourself a bunch of Goodjers on your steam friends list and you can compare scores.

OMD 2 adds co-op, a new class, and of course lots more maps, traps and weapons. If you just get OMD 1 for now, you can rest assured it will all be on sale again many times at this same price or better.

Dead Island GOTY is $4.99 at Amazon DD

MannishBoy wrote:
Natus wrote:
Iridium884 wrote:

For Orcs Must Die, what's the deal with the franchise? The demo seemed sort of fun? Should I pick up 1 + DLC, 2+ DLC, or just 2, or what do people recommend?

OMD and OMD 2 are both fantastic. I say buy all of it if the price is right.

Does anybody know if you buy the pack if the owned content is giftable? I assume not. Sometimes the Steam list isn't fully up to date.

Nope.

Extra copies will only be issued as a special promotion in the following specific cases:
  • Users who own "Left 4 Dead" and then go on to purchase "Left 4 Dead + Left 4 Dead 2 Bundle" will receive an extra copy of "Left 4 Dead"
  • Users who own “Half-Life 2” and go on to purchase “The Orange Box” or the "Valve Complete Pack" will receive an extra copy of “Half-Life 2”.
  • Users who own “Half-Life 2: Episode One” and then go on to purchase the "Half-Life 2: Episode Pack”, “Valve Complete Pack” or “The Orange Box” will receive an extra copy of “Half-Life 2: Episode One”.
  • Users who own "Dawn of War II"and then go on to purchase "Dawn of War II Gold Edition" will receive an extra copy of "Dawn of War II"
  • Users who purchase the available four packs for specific Steam titles will receive three extra copies of that title to gift to friends.
  • Extra copies may apply as a part of some limited time promotions. In that case, information on what will be included with your purchase will be listed on the storefront's transaction page.

These special promotions will allow you to send a gift pass for your extra copy to a friend who does not already own the game.

These promotion do not apply to any games other than those specifically listed.

Stengah wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:
Natus wrote:
Iridium884 wrote:

For Orcs Must Die, what's the deal with the franchise? The demo seemed sort of fun? Should I pick up 1 + DLC, 2+ DLC, or just 2, or what do people recommend?

OMD and OMD 2 are both fantastic. I say buy all of it if the price is right.

Does anybody know if you buy the pack if the owned content is giftable? I assume not. Sometimes the Steam list isn't fully up to date.

Nope.

Extra copies will only be issued as a special promotion in the following specific cases:
  • Users who own "Left 4 Dead" and then go on to purchase "Left 4 Dead + Left 4 Dead 2 Bundle" will receive an extra copy of "Left 4 Dead"
  • Users who own “Half-Life 2” and go on to purchase “The Orange Box” or the "Valve Complete Pack" will receive an extra copy of “Half-Life 2”.
  • Users who own “Half-Life 2: Episode One” and then go on to purchase the "Half-Life 2: Episode Pack”, “Valve Complete Pack” or “The Orange Box” will receive an extra copy of “Half-Life 2: Episode One”.
  • Users who own "Dawn of War II"and then go on to purchase "Dawn of War II Gold Edition" will receive an extra copy of "Dawn of War II"
  • Users who purchase the available four packs for specific Steam titles will receive three extra copies of that title to gift to friends.
  • Extra copies may apply as a part of some limited time promotions. In that case, information on what will be included with your purchase will be listed on the storefront's transaction page.

These special promotions will allow you to send a gift pass for your extra copy to a friend who does not already own the game.

These promotion do not apply to any games other than those specifically listed.

I assume that's right, but there have been games in the past where it worked that weren't on the list, just like there are games you can enter the codes into Steam to activate a Steam copy that aren't included in that list, either.

Not like it's huge money. I'll probably wait on OMD2. I still never finished the first, although I did enjoy what I played.

Iridium884 wrote:

For Orcs Must Die, what's the deal with the franchise? The demo seemed sort of fun? Should I pick up 1 + DLC, 2+ DLC, or just 2, or what do people recommend?

I highly recommend getting both OMD and OMD 2... My biggest wish while playing OMD was for coop, which OMD 2 fulfilled. But OMD 2 is desigend around coop, so some of the levels get really tricky playing solo. The DLC is pretty optional for both of them-- new weapons & traps, new maps, etc., but nothing essential, and some of the adds are a bit imbalanced.

Really, though, you could just get OMD and see if you like it long term before jumping on the rest. It's been out long enough that it'll be on this kind of sale again.

MannishBoy wrote:

I assume that's right, but there have been games in the past where it worked that weren't on the list, just like there are games you can enter the codes into Steam to activate a Steam copy that aren't included in that list, either.

Yes, but they're already covered in that list: "Extra copies may apply as a part of some limited time promotions. In that case, information on what will be included with your purchase will be listed on the storefront's transaction page."
The standard rule is that you will not get a gift copy if you already own parts of a bundle.

Jeff-66 wrote:

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes $2.49 at GamersGate

Oh, man. That game's awesome.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Jeff-66 wrote:

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes $2.49 at GamersGate

Oh, man. That game's awesome.

Yes.. and so tempted to double-dip on it.

RoughneckGeek wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Jeff-66 wrote:

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes $2.49 at GamersGate

Oh, man. That game's awesome.

Yes.. and so tempted to double-dip on it.

Only double-dip? I wonder which arcade title I own on more platforms, Puzzle Quest, Clash of Heroes, or PvZ?

cyrax wrote:
RoughneckGeek wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Jeff-66 wrote:

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes $2.49 at GamersGate

Oh, man. That game's awesome.

Yes.. and so tempted to double-dip on it.

Only double-dip? I wonder which arcade title I own on more platforms, Puzzle Quest, Clash of Heroes, or PvZ?

I have tripple dipped this game, pc, ipad, ps3 lol

Darn it, Jeff, you juuuust beat me with that BL2 deal. I think I'll be getting in on that (finally) today.

Here's a GOG deal in response: D&D Dynamo Stacking Promo. Up to 10 complete DRM-free D&D games for $21.10 or less.

Amazon DD has Borderlands 2 with the season pass for $24.99

the season pass is half off if you want that by itself $9.99

BL2 game only, $19.99

This is the PC download version, it's steamworks, and it's excellent.

merphle wrote:

Darn it, Jeff, you juuuust beat me with that BL2 deal. I think I'll be getting in on that (finally) today.

We'll have to play some co-op!

Jeff-66 wrote:

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes $2.49 at GamersGate

Tempting.

Never dealt with Gamers Gate before. I assume they're cool?

They don't require a separate launcher or anything, do they?