Video Game Deals Catch-All

Yoreel wrote:

stuff

I love your icon. That's one of my favorite movies of all time.

master0 wrote:
BadKen wrote:

Oh man, this is bad. All the Sims 3 expansions are half price during Amazon's game sale.

Hm I just got the sims from the humble bundle and I've been eyeing ambitions. Are any of the other expansions any good? The night club one was rather meh.

I have no idea what's good. I just got it in the Humble Bundle myself, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. World Adventures looked interesting to me. Maybe I'll ask over in the not-very-populated Sims 3 thread.

Cities in Motion 2 for $5 on Steam. That thing is practically brand new!

... and yet Cities XL still refuses to drop..

JillSammich wrote:
Yoreel wrote:

stuff

I love your icon. That's one of my favorite movies of all time.

Please say you also read the book! One of my favorites as a kid.

Prison Architect 40% off on Steam. I remember passing on it during the last sale. Is it a 'game' yet or still an alpha sandbox?

Rezzy wrote:

Prison Architect 40% off on Steam. I remember passing on it during the last sale. Is it a 'game' yet or still an alpha sandbox?

They just released Alpha 13 yesterday.

trueheart78 wrote:
Rezzy wrote:

Prison Architect 40% off on Steam. I remember passing on it during the last sale. Is it a 'game' yet or still an alpha sandbox?

They just released Alpha 13 yesterday.

Their bug reports on Twitter are pretty funny...

IntroversionSoftware ‏@IVSoftware 27 Aug
Today's bug. Prisoner tunnelled out of perimeter wall and rather than running to freedom, stopped and handcuffed himself.

Also this...

Jarpy wrote:

Cities in Motion 2 for $5 on Steam. That thing is practically brand new!

Has anyone played this that can tell me if it's less impenetrable than the first one? I love the idea of this game but the interface and tutorials were so bad in the original that I literally couldn't pass the tutorial. I've tried multiple times and after the third attempt, gave up and uninstalled it.

Not yet, but it's got 25 hours left on sale. If I put in a little game tonight, I can have a summary report on your desk by morning

All the same, I really liked C.I.M 1, so maybe we have different taste in european mass-transit management simulators.

firesloth wrote:
JillSammich wrote:
Yoreel wrote:

stuff

I love your icon. That's one of my favorite movies of all time.

Please say you also read the book! One of my favorites as a kid.

I actually didnt... though I've been wanting to. Is it something an adult could pick up if all I've seen is the movie?

The secret world is on sale from their site or gamefly for $14.99. I played about 2 hrs of it yesterday and it seems like an amazing Mmo I'd highly recommend it

JillSammich wrote:
firesloth wrote:
JillSammich wrote:
Yoreel wrote:

stuff

I love your icon. That's one of my favorite movies of all time.

Please say you also read the book! One of my favorites as a kid.

I actually didnt... though I've been wanting to. Is it something an adult could pick up if all I've seen is the movie?

I think so (I had written "Absolutely," but I'm being a bit more guarded in my remembrance).

I seem to remember the book having a lot more nuance with a greater emotional complexity. But, this is trying to recall it from reading it >20 years ago. It was one of my favorite books from my childhood through teen years.

Actually, I reread A Wrinkle in Time recently, wondering if my son was old enough for it. Man, that's a short, relatively straightforward book, but there is a lot in there that has an emotional impact for an adult. Things I never caught as a kid. Its structure seems so much simpler as an adult than I remembered it as a kid. Now, The Book of Three wasn't as simple as I had remembered it. I haven't read the second novel in either series yet, but I'll probably dip back into them.

I loved A Wrinkle in Time when I was a kid... Good to know there's still something there as I haven't even really even thought of that book for a long time.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:
Jarpy wrote:

Cities in Motion 2 for $5 on Steam. That thing is practically brand new!

Has anyone played this that can tell me if it's less impenetrable than the first one? I love the idea of this game but the interface and tutorials were so bad in the original that I literally couldn't pass the tutorial. I've tried multiple times and after the third attempt, gave up and uninstalled it.

I felt like I got the tutorials in the first one until I realized they were giving me way too much freedom and I basically bankrupted myself in the tutorial. I haven't gone back since. I think I did play the first part of the tutorial twice, though.

Aliens: Colonial Marines $5 on Steam.

Is it worth it for that price?

Balthezor wrote:

Aliens: Colonial Marines $5 on Steam.

Is it worth it for that price?

No, not in a million years. Go play natural selection for free this weekend. Still a better game.

firesloth wrote:
JillSammich wrote:
firesloth wrote:
JillSammich wrote:
Yoreel wrote:

stuff

I love your icon. That's one of my favorite movies of all time.

Please say you also read the book! One of my favorites as a kid.

I actually didnt... though I've been wanting to. Is it something an adult could pick up if all I've seen is the movie?

I think so (I had written "Absolutely," but I'm being a bit more guarded in my remembrance).

I seem to remember the book having a lot more nuance with a greater emotional complexity. But, this is trying to recall it from reading it >20 years ago. It was one of my favorite books from my childhood through teen years.

Actually, I reread A Wrinkle in Time recently, wondering if my son was old enough for it. Man, that's a short, relatively straightforward book, but there is a lot in there that has an emotional impact for an adult. Things I never caught as a kid. Its structure seems so much simpler as an adult than I remembered it as a kid. Now, The Book of Three wasn't as simple as I had remembered it. I haven't read the second novel in either series yet, but I'll probably dip back into them.

Not to derail toooo much further, but the rest of the books in the series are pretty awesome too. Well worth a read as an adult.

garion333 wrote:
firesloth wrote:
JillSammich wrote:
firesloth wrote:
JillSammich wrote:
Yoreel wrote:

stuff

I love your icon. That's one of my favorite movies of all time.

Please say you also read the book! One of my favorites as a kid.

I actually didnt... though I've been wanting to. Is it something an adult could pick up if all I've seen is the movie?

I think so (I had written "Absolutely," but I'm being a bit more guarded in my remembrance).

I seem to remember the book having a lot more nuance with a greater emotional complexity. But, this is trying to recall it from reading it >20 years ago. It was one of my favorite books from my childhood through teen years.

Actually, I reread A Wrinkle in Time recently, wondering if my son was old enough for it. Man, that's a short, relatively straightforward book, but there is a lot in there that has an emotional impact for an adult. Things I never caught as a kid. Its structure seems so much simpler as an adult than I remembered it as a kid. Now, The Book of Three wasn't as simple as I had remembered it. I haven't read the second novel in either series yet, but I'll probably dip back into them.

Not to derail toooo much further, but the rest of the books in the series are pretty awesome too. Well worth a read as an adult.

I liked the first one but the 2nd one never clicked for me. Still a must read.

Andon wrote:
Balthezor wrote:

Aliens: Colonial Marines $5 on Steam.

Is it worth it for that price?

No, not in a million years. Go play natural selection for free this weekend. Still a better game.

Less a matter of worth it for that price than worth your time. It's simply not a good game.

Graphics not much improved from games 10 years old, alien AI and mechanics are a joke, and you spend the majority of your time shooting at other humans.

I pre-ordered this and tried so hard to be open-minded but I just couldn't be positive. Best things I can say about the game:

- they got the sound of the pulse rifle pretty much down
- Lance Henrikson's voice is quite recognizable

Tons of better shooter games with slightly similar feel at that price or lower (Bulletstorm, original AvP, AvP2, Natural Selection - but that's multiplayer only, even Just Cause 2). If you need your space horror, even Doom3 is likely better than this.

Oh - a deal. Um.

GamersGate is having a TellTaleGames sale.

master0 wrote:
garion333 wrote:
firesloth wrote:
JillSammich wrote:
firesloth wrote:
JillSammich wrote:
Yoreel wrote:

stuff

I love your icon. That's one of my favorite movies of all time.

Please say you also read the book! One of my favorites as a kid.

I actually didnt... though I've been wanting to. Is it something an adult could pick up if all I've seen is the movie?

I think so (I had written "Absolutely," but I'm being a bit more guarded in my remembrance).

I seem to remember the book having a lot more nuance with a greater emotional complexity. But, this is trying to recall it from reading it >20 years ago. It was one of my favorite books from my childhood through teen years.

Actually, I reread A Wrinkle in Time recently, wondering if my son was old enough for it. Man, that's a short, relatively straightforward book, but there is a lot in there that has an emotional impact for an adult. Things I never caught as a kid. Its structure seems so much simpler as an adult than I remembered it as a kid. Now, The Book of Three wasn't as simple as I had remembered it. I haven't read the second novel in either series yet, but I'll probably dip back into them.

Not to derail toooo much further, but the rest of the books in the series are pretty awesome too. Well worth a read as an adult.

I liked the first one but the 2nd one never clicked for me. Still a must read.

SHINEY!

I read the books too. They were awesome. Even better than the movie.

Gamefly has Tomb Raider for $12.49 (PC download) today.

Green Man Gaming has Rome 2 for $47.99 this weekend (19% off). Get Games is still selling it for $46.76 too. It unlocks in just a few days!

Burnt Toast wrote:

Gamefly has Tomb Raider for $12.49 (PC download) today.

There's a coupon that makes it $10. GFDAUG20

With the latest Paradox sale, any interest in taking Dungeonland for a spin? It's a four player action game where one person plays the GM, or 3 vs AI. I'd like to give it a go today.

Any takers, let your voice be heard in the game's thread.

Jarpy wrote:

Now if only we could get a non-buggy "Sid Meier's Railroads! II", we might both be happy.

Oh, that would be so wonderful. That game was full of great ideas.

Yes, I loved it so. Even as it repeatedly broke my heart by freaking out and stalling all my trains every time I built a rail system with more branches than a bamboo plant. Let alone those times when I had the audacious, shimmering insanity to try running two lines into a station with two platforms.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

Has anyone played this that can tell me if it's less impenetrable than the first one? I love the idea of this game but the interface and tutorials were so bad in the original that I literally couldn't pass the tutorial. I've tried multiple times and after the third attempt, gave up and uninstalled it.

I just played the tutorial. I'm afraid my initial impression is that you won't like this one.

The interface and design are much the same, except they are significantly more complex because the game is too. You can now adjust the timetable of individual freakin' bus routes, so it's clear that the intent of the designers is to add more fiddly bits, rather than streamline them out. The maps also feel much larger, though the new graphics engine is pretty damn impressive, and is throwing these complex monstrosities around my screen at 60FPS at any zoom level. That the engine actually lets you zoom out now is a major win, and the fact that it doesn't slow down is a triumph of optimization. The game now feels more like "Cities XL in Motion" than "Streetcars in a Fishtank".

If you're looking for a bigger, faster, deeper Cities in Motion, then I think this will work for you. If you'd prefer a leaner, more focused and approachable Cities in Motion, then this is not the one.

Now if only we could get a non-buggy "Sid Meier's Railroads! II", we might both be happy.

cyrax wrote:

With the latest Paradox sale, any interest in taking Dungeonland for a spin? It's a four player action game where one person plays the GM, or 3 vs AI. I'd like to give it a go today.

Any takers, let your voice be heard in the game's thread.

Definitely fun times with Dungeonland tonight. Certainly worth the modest investment in the Humble Bundle.

Skulls of the Shogun is 50% off on Steam today. $7.49. Think it was a PAX deal.

Newegg has the following download codes:

Bioshock Infinite $16

Borderlands 2 $12