Video Game Deals Catch-All

merphle wrote:
Garden Ninja wrote:
MilkmanDanimal wrote:
fleabagmatt wrote:
JillSammich wrote:

Also, I thought they were just doing it once a month (two games) till the end of the year, but I guess I misunderstood.

Nah, they are giving away a game every two weeks. First half of the month they had Crackdown. Not sure why, but they actually have a twofer right now with the Dead Rising games.

Yep, it's every two weeks, giving away games you can probably get for about five bucks at Gamestop. DEALS!

That you've already played and traded away months ago.

Then, when you decide to pick it up anyway, because what the hell it's free, they won't let you because you changed you're email, and deleted the old ones like 3 months ago, but you still have to wait 30 more days because SECURITY / HACKERS MIGHT GET YOU 8-|

I'm unable to claim any of these Gold freebies via xbox.com because apparently the credit card I had on file has expired... and that's somehow preventing me from "buying" these, even though the price is $0.

There should be a button for "Use Points". I have no CC on file with them at all, and never will again.

Well, that's devious of them. I had to click "Add a Credit Card", then "Cancel", and when I returned back, the "Add a Credit Card" button turned into "Use Points".

MannishBoy wrote:

For those getting into BF3 and want all the expansions (5 of them, which include a 20 maps, a bunch of guns, etc), Premium is $15 today. That's half off.

Also, ME3 for $6. There are other games for that price, but they're already in the Humble deal.

Well damn. I thought I was going to be "safe" from that ME3 deal, considering that all my previous Mass Effecting has been on the 360 and I didn't want to start a new Shepherd... but it appears that there's a reasonably sane way to copy a save file from 360 to PC. Has anyone had any luck with this approach?

merphle wrote:

I'm unable to claim any of these Gold freebies via xbox.com because apparently the credit card I had on file has expired... and that's somehow preventing me from "buying" these, even though the price is $0.

I don't have a credit card on file at all, I thought I was SOL because it asked for one. I found on the Xbox purchase screen that you can press the X button to pay with points. I happen to have some points so it let me download at the free purchase price.

merphle wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

For those getting into BF3 and want all the expansions (5 of them, which include a 20 maps, a bunch of guns, etc), Premium is $15 today. That's half off.

Also, ME3 for $6. There are other games for that price, but they're already in the Humble deal.

Well damn. I thought I was going to be "safe" from that ME3 deal, considering that all my previous Mass Effecting has been on the 360 and I didn't want to start a new Shepherd... but it appears that there's a reasonably sane way to copy a save file from 360 to PC. Has anyone had any luck with this approach?

Didn't Brad on Giant Bomb try that or something? I know there was the big ordeal about his USB drive dying that he had his saves on.

EDIT: Never mind, somebody at Giant Bomb did it for Skyrim I think.

MannishBoy wrote:
merphle wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

For those getting into BF3 and want all the expansions (5 of them, which include a 20 maps, a bunch of guns, etc), Premium is $15 today. That's half off.

Also, ME3 for $6. There are other games for that price, but they're already in the Humble deal.

Well damn. I thought I was going to be "safe" from that ME3 deal, considering that all my previous Mass Effecting has been on the 360 and I didn't want to start a new Shepherd... but it appears that there's a reasonably sane way to copy a save file from 360 to PC. Has anyone had any luck with this approach?

Didn't Brad on Giant Bomb try that or something? I know there was the big ordeal about his USB drive dying that he had his saves on.

EDIT: Never mind, somebody at Giant Bomb did it for Skyrim I think.

It was Brad, and it was Mass Effect 2... but he was never able to successfully recover his game save from the 360 memory stick. He ended up using some game editor to fabricate a game save for the PC. Ah hell, I'll give it a shot.

merphle wrote:

It was Brad, and it was Mass Effect 2... but he was never able to successfully recover his game save from the 360 memory stick. He ended up using some game editor to fabricate a game save for the PC. Ah hell, I'll give it a shot.

It was also Skyrim.

This is the thing you want.
http://svn.gib.me/builds/masseffect3/

I can confirm that the link I posted above does indeed successfully copy a save over from 360 to PC.

I can also confirm that Mass Effect 3 for PC does not have any controller support natively. WTF!?

merphle wrote:

I can confirm that the link I posted above does indeed successfully copy a save over from 360 to PC.

I can also confirm that Mass Effect 3 for PC does not have any controller support natively. WTF!?

None of the PC games do. ME 1 actually included the controller-enabled GUI assets, which you could switch to with a pretty simple config file edit, but even then you had to hack the config files together to get mediocre controller support.

billt721 wrote:
merphle wrote:

I can confirm that the link I posted above does indeed successfully copy a save over from 360 to PC.

I can also confirm that Mass Effect 3 for PC does not have any controller support natively. WTF!?

None of the PC games do. ME 1 actually included the controller-enabled GUI assets, which you could switch to with a pretty simple config file edit, but even then you had to hack the config files together to get mediocre controller support.

I generally prefer keyboard and mouse controllers for shooter style games myself, whether they're FPS or third person in the case of ME. I find the stick aiming so imprecise with controllers...

dhelor wrote:

I generally prefer keyboard and mouse controllers for shooter style games myself, whether they're FPS or third person in the case of ME. I find the stick aiming so imprecise with controllers...

Yep. Aiming with a controller in first/third person always feels to me like steering an overloaded shopping cart backward and with one hand.

While I agree that M&K is indeed the most accurate of methods, the lack of controller support is what has basically meant I won't play any of the ME games. My current PC set up does not lend itself very well to mouse control, unless it's slower paced RTS/strategy/builders etc, but for shooters, it's pretty much a no go at this time. I did start ME1 after the controller enabling shenanigans, but it was still pretty janky. I am dissapoint. Especially when there's no real reason the 360 GUI couldn't be ported across as an option on PC.

merphle wrote:

I can confirm that the link I posted above does indeed successfully copy a save over from 360 to PC.

I can also confirm that Mass Effect 3 for PC does not have any controller support natively. WTF!?

I couldn't believe it either. In freakin' 2013.

GamersGate has Sleeping Dogs (steamworks) for $6.25

Far Cry 3 PC for $16 @ MS Store.

Think you can activate that on Uplay. About as cheap as I've seen FC3.

Also, a bunch of cheap 360 games and accessories.

Witcher games on sale @ GOG.

The Witcher is $2.49, The Witcher 2 is $4.99.

MannishBoy wrote:

Witcher games on sale @ GOG. The Witcher is $2.49, The Witcher 2 is $4.99.

Same prices on Steam for the whole weekend, if you prefer.

I cannot stress enough that you should buy and play the Witcher games if you are even remotely interested in RPGs with excellent story and writing. They are truly at or near the pinnacle of the genre.

Archangel wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

Witcher games on sale @ GOG. The Witcher is $2.49, The Witcher 2 is $4.99.

Same prices on Steam for the whole weekend, if you prefer.

I cannot stress enough that you should buy and play the Witcher games if you are even remotely interested in RPGs with excellent story and writing. They are truly at or near the pinnacle of the genre.

I still have Witcher 1 and about 10 other RPGs on my pile, or I'd jump on Witcher 2.

Humble Origin Bundle just added Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 and OG Populous if you paid over the average. C&C has a Steam key. Populous is Origin-only.

Aaron D. wrote:

Humble Origin Bundle just added Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 and OG Populous if you paid over the average. C&C has a Steam key. Populous is Origin-only.

Populous how strange. Actually I was expecting dead space 2, bit odd it was there.

Aaron D. wrote:

Humble Origin Bundle just added Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 and OG Populous if you paid over the average. C&C has a Steam key. Populous is Origin-only.

Woo, zero reason to beat the average! Time to make a purchase.

I hear they're going to add Pong and Asteroids soon. Can't wait!

I got Populous and I have no idea what I'm doing.

BadKen wrote:

I got Populous and I have no idea what I'm doing.

Your story checks out.

BadKen wrote:

I got Populous and I have no idea what I'm doing.

You're playing a game made in 1989. Good luck to you!

Populous is a rather good game but their has been a more modern take on the game already: http://www.reprisaluniverse.com/site/

IMAGE(http://www.populous-online.co.uk/wp-content/images/reprisal.png)

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
BadKen wrote:

I got Populous and I have no idea what I'm doing.

Your story checks out.

I lol'ed, sir. SO DAMN TRUE! :LOL:

Infyrnos wrote:
Aaron D. wrote:

Humble Origin Bundle just added Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 and OG Populous if you paid over the average. C&C has a Steam key. Populous is Origin-only.

Woo, zero reason to beat the average! Time to make a purchase.

When I popped on it earlier today, the average was only $4.87.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
BadKen wrote:

I got Populous and I have no idea what I'm doing.

Your story checks out.

I lol'ed, sir. SO DAMN TRUE! :LOL:

Eh it's basically a God RTS. Worshipers give you mana. They need house which require flat land. The more flat land the more mana they can generate. Large house don't create new followers as fast, though. Use your god powers to stop your opponent from doing the same. That's it.

How is Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3?