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Old 06-29-2010, 03:45 PM   #201
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Re: Let's talk about Steam and buy mountains of games

Indeed there are far worse traps to fall into than buying discounted games on Steam. If you can be strict with yourself and wait for deals rather than ever buy full price it really doesn't cost anything like as much as say, going out drinking regularly or smoking.

So today I am seriously tempted with GTA IV (75% off) and Street Fighter IV (75% off). GTA IV I've played extensively on the PS3 already but at that price it's still a draw. SSIV I may have to get, I played SSII turbo to death on the SNES, amazing game.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:38 PM   #202
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I just had a friend on steam tell me he bought like 8 games in the past 2 weeks, stuff like mass effect 2, batman arkham asylum, assassin's creed 2, just cause, etc and im like "wow you must have a lot of free time to play all these games" and hes like "naw just like 1-2 hours a week". lol, steam trap. Im just happy ive gotten really good at not falling into their money trap.
likewise. i bought their Rockstar pack months ago when it was 75% off or w/e I have played GTA: SA for a total of maybe 3 hours? I nearly bought RE5 but I was like wtf man, I had that on xbox 360, played it, beat it. played a little more, played some co-op, got bored and sold it. why buy again??
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:43 PM   #203
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lol I haven't got to the point of rebuying 360 games but if the right one comes along...
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:51 PM   #204
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Yeah that just seems silly.

I've bought a few $3 and $5 games that I won't play for awhile, but I definitely am not spending money for someone I have on another system.
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:32 PM   #205
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I considered getting GTA 4 but meh, having to level up your stats in the gym or something and then maintain them doesn't sound fun to me.

Just discovered I could pick up dropped weapons on Mirrors Edge by clicking the right mouse button. On the very last soldier before the final boss. :S Made the game harder at least.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:11 PM   #206
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Ya, a money trap is paying retail for all these games when they come out (although Blizzard has definitely trapped me with starcraft)
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:07 PM   #207
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ffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

This is such a huge tarp. I'm considering shelling out $49.99 for the complete Telltale collection, and I don't even like their games that much and the last one I tried to play crashed on me. The deal is just too sick though...Sam & Max Seasons 1 (already played), 2, and 3, Strong Bad full series, Wallace & Gromit full series, two Bone games, Monkey Island S1, probably forgetting some other crap (Texas Hold'em game).

X-Com collection for like $4. Already own the first two on old CD-ROMs and not interested in the others, but would consider this just so there's no problem running them.

Broken Sword 2 & 3 for $2 each or $3 combined is a good deal for adventure gamers, although of course you'd want to play 1 first.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:26 PM   #208
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I considered getting GTA 4 but meh, having to level up your stats in the gym or something and then maintain them doesn't sound fun to me.

Just discovered I could pick up dropped weapons on Mirrors Edge by clicking the right mouse button. On the very last soldier before the final boss. :S Made the game harder at least.
You're thinking of GTA:SA. GTAIV is the one where you have to babysit your needy ass cousin and take him bowling. It's not necessary for the story though and you can ignore it if you like. You just won't get the bonuses associated with relationships with certain people.

Had no idea you could pick up weapons in Mirror's Edge. I've been leaving machine guns lying on the ground like a sucker.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:03 PM   #209
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Guys can someone buy me GTA IV and gift it to my account and Ill buy you another game for 5-10$..I just cant buy GTA (i get a message:this game is not available in your region)
I'll greatly appreciate any help
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:06 PM   #210
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Had no idea you could pick up weapons in Mirror's Edge. I've been leaving machine guns lying on the ground like a sucker.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:43 PM   #211
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Team Fortress 2 is on sale for $6.49. Assuming I jump on this, is there any reason for me to just buy TF Complete (TF 1 & 2) or TF2 and Garry's Mod? Either one would be approximately $10 more.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:47 PM   #212
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I just had a friend on steam tell me he bought like 8 games in the past 2 weeks, stuff like mass effect 2, batman arkham asylum, assassin's creed 2, just cause, etc and im like "wow you must have a lot of free time to play all these games" and hes like "naw just like 1-2 hours a week". lol, steam trap. Im just happy ive gotten really good at not falling into their money trap.
yah this is what i do, i've got 10+ games waiting to be played but at only $5 or $10 a piece its worth it
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:39 AM   #213
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Team Fortress 2 is on sale for $6.49. Assuming I jump on this, is there any reason for me to just buy TF Complete (TF 1 & 2) or TF2 and Garry's Mod? Either one would be approximately $10 more.
T1 is completely different from T2 and I didn't like it at all. Garry's Mod is cool if you like fiddling with stuff and have tons of free time.

I'd just get T2, that game is really good and fun. Played it way more than HF2
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:16 AM   #214
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just get T2. T1 is dead.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:18 PM   #215
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yah this is what i do, i've got 10+ games waiting to be played but at only $5 or $10 a piece its worth it
I've got some games I bought a year ago at GOG and still haven't played. But it's pretty cool having some just sitting there waiting for me to be in the mood or have the time. Kinda like when you stock up on a variety of food so you don't necessarily want to eat now, because later you don't want to feel forced to eat something you're not in the mood for.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:36 PM   #216
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Crap. I waited to buy TF2 until I logged on to 2+2 to see if I got any responses to my question (thanks, by the way), and then I forgot about it. It's still only $13, though, so I guess I'll still get it.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:12 PM   #217
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TF2 was $2.50 a month ago or so.

I bought some copies for friends.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:19 PM   #218
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Anyone bought the Guild 2 or know how good it is? Its on offer today but has pretty average reviews mainly due to bugs. This was released 4 years ago so hopefully some of the bugs have been patched.

Also mass effect 2 is 40% off for those that missed it last time.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:21 PM   #219
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Anyone bought the Guild 2 or know how good it is? Its on offer today but has pretty average reviews mainly due to bugs. This was released 4 years ago so hopefully some of the bugs have been patched.

Also mass effect 2 is 40% off for those that missed it last time.
Excellent. Beat the first one already and it was great. Sad I missed out on the 2nd.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:03 PM   #220
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left 4 dead is 7 dollars. is it worth it or is l4d2 just a whole lot better?
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:22 PM   #221
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left 4 dead is 7 dollars. is it worth it or is l4d2 just a whole lot better?
I only played a few hours of left 4 dead 2 but it was exactly the same as the first with different maps.
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:53 AM   #222
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Steam's turning me into a cheapskate. I'm having a hard time paying more than $20 for anything. Also, Torchlight is a great game - esp now that it's $5.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:29 AM   #223
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left 4 dead is 7 dollars. is it worth it or is l4d2 just a whole lot better?
In my opinion Left 4 Dead 1 is vastly superior to the sequel. It doesn't have the range of different mission or weapon types but what is there is really masterfully put together. The level design in particular is outstanding with really well positioned channel points and a nice degree of polish added on top. Each level really feels right, it captures the zombie apocalypse genre perfectly.

In contrast the sequel is rushed large rectangular maps with stuff placed down all over the shop and barely finished art assets. I would bet a decent amount of money the "primary" level design team was moved off left 4 dead onto ep3 or whatever and left 4 dead 2 was handed over to the second string team - and it shows.

I played 1 to death over a period of months but stopped played the second one after a couple of weeks.

Having said all that if you've played the sequel first you might find youself saying "meh" and wondering what all the fuss is about.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:57 AM   #224
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Just got the Guild 2 and Torchlight.
This all adds up to lotsa monies.. I keep on telling myself that poker will pay for it all but I don't have time to grind with all these games to play
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:57 AM   #225
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Having said all that if you've played the sequel first you might find youself saying "meh" and wondering what all the fuss is about.
Yup, this is me. I bought L4D2 when it was released and only just recently bought L4D1. I have enjoyed L4D2 much more, despite its flaws.

For me, what makes L4D2 more enjoyable is the wider variety of Special Infected, making Versus Mode, in particular, more fun for me.

I do agree that that maps in L4D1 are better, but I will say that the Bridge finale of L4D2 is pretty epic. It gets a bit old after you've played it a million times in Versus, but the first couple times you get to that Bridge, it's kind of an "OMG" video game moment.

While I have bought a few Steam games during this sale, L4D2 is still my go-to game.
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