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  • RobTheBuilder 1 Jan 2013 18:26:57 6,521 posts
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    The sale hasn't been as good as previous years, but I've still got

    Sleeping dogs
    Hotline Miami
    Dead rising 2
    Sim city 4 deluxe

    For a total of less than 20 quid.
  • Daddy-Doom-Bar 1 Jan 2013 18:35:25 2,434 posts
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    I'm pretty happy with the sales. Between Steam, GMG and Gamersgate I managed to get:

    Sleeping Dogs
    Dead Island GOTY
    Fallout 3 GOTY
    Darksiders
    SR3 GOTY
    The Last Remnant
    The Witcher 2
    Race 07
    The Binding Of Isaac
    Driver: SF
    Chivalry: MW
    Metro 2033
    Mount & Blade (plus Warband)
    Hitman: Blood Money

    For a total of about 30

    But I'm guessing if I'd had my gaming PC ready at the start of last year, I probably would have already bought most of these, so I probably wouldn't have done quite so well.

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  • EvilW 1 Jan 2013 18:44:33 107 posts
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    thefilthandthefury wrote:
    I'm really tempted by Dead Island again, despite the so-so reviews I've read. It just looks fun! Does it approach being any decent on your own though?

    yes it's a nice game, i'm playing it right now. Single player is a little boring, you just go back and forth doing quests and killing zombies on the way (usually kicking them to preserve your weapons)to level up, because the quest says so or for fun... the good moments come when you own a powerful weapon and litres of quartered zombies' blood cover the screen. Never tried coop, i bought it to play with a friend but he didn't even install it... bet it's twice the fun. One thing I really don't like is that the zombies level up with you, so you never really dominate them

    Edited by EvilW at 18:46:43 01-01-2013

    My English sucks, i know... fell free to correct me

  • gman7714 1 Jan 2013 19:11:07 297 posts
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    I have managed to refrain from buying anything in this Steam sale (my backlog is ridiculous), but I am tempted to buy the first two Max Payne games as I have never played them and can get both for under 3. I also really enjoyed MP3

    Has anyone played them recently and can advise how they stand up these days?

    Edit: Don't worry I bought them anyway :)


    Edited by gman7714 at 19:23:25 01-01-2013

    Edited by gman7714 at 19:23:38 01-01-2013
  • thefilthandthefury 1 Jan 2013 19:27:45 25,020 posts
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    EvilW wrote:
    thefilthandthefury wrote:
    I'm really tempted by Dead Island again, despite the so-so reviews I've read. It just looks fun! Does it approach being any decent on your own though?

    yes it's a nice game, i'm playing it right now. Single player is a little boring, you just go back and forth doing quests and killing zombies on the way (usually kicking them to preserve your weapons)to level up, because the quest says so or for fun... the good moments come when you own a powerful weapon and litres of quartered zombies' blood cover the screen. Never tried coop, i bought it to play with a friend but he didn't even install it... bet it's twice the fun. One thing I really don't like is that the zombies level up with you, so you never really dominate them
    Hmm, sounds interesting... I might be tempted. Even if it's a bit repetitive it's not like I'll have spent much money on it really.
  • waggy79 1 Jan 2013 19:31:26 968 posts
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    Can anyone tell me what's the best max payne 3 dlc, ie what maps packs are best? Tried googling but couldn't find much opinion on them.
  • EvilW 1 Jan 2013 19:43:35 107 posts
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    Don't know about MP3 dlc's but i've played (for the fourth or fifth time, i think) the first two games right after i've finished the third and i've loved them as always; they're both very good games and they'll always be... sure the gameplay isn't as sophisticated as MP3, but it was very good for the times and keeps being so... also, the plot, the comics and max's thoughts are great (in max payne 3 i found his metaphors quite annoying instead of... hardboiled(don't know if you can say "hardboiled metaphor" but, well... whatever xD)

    Edited by EvilW at 19:49:11 01-01-2013

    My English sucks, i know... fell free to correct me

  • Armoured_Bear 1 Jan 2013 19:53:22 11,268 posts
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    Tempted by the Crysis games for a tenner, even just to show off what my 670 can do...

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  • RobTheBuilder 1 Jan 2013 19:55:07 6,521 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear not worth it for me.
    I bought them, looked nice and got bored of the games very quickly.

    Plenty of games you could put on high specs and show off the card that are more fun.

    Edited by RobTheBuilder at 19:55:53 01-01-2013
  • ecureuil 1 Jan 2013 19:57:08 76,814 posts
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    I haven't played Crysis 2, but Crysis + Warhead are worth a tenner alone. You really need to get them both though, it's a more complete experience that way.
  • waggy79 1 Jan 2013 20:04:22 968 posts
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    Never got crysis or warhead to work after buying them in the summer sale. Just a black screen. (gtx 570) Always wanted to try it.
  • Sharzam 1 Jan 2013 20:50:35 2,879 posts
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    Drivers ? Both work fine on my GTX 570.

    Known as 'Sharzam' in 98.5% of games

  • waggy79 1 Jan 2013 21:04:51 968 posts
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    Updated to the newest one not long ago. I remember the first time I booted it up I had to sign up to something (punkbuster? Can't remember) and that failed. Ever since then I just get a black screen. Researched it and others have the same issue.
  • Tomo 1 Jan 2013 21:13:39 13,917 posts
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    gman7714 wrote:
    I have managed to refrain from buying anything in this Steam sale (my backlog is ridiculous), but I am tempted to buy the first two Max Payne games as I have never played them and can get both for under 3. I also really enjoyed MP3

    Has anyone played them recently and can advise how they stand up these days?

    Edit: Don't worry I bought them anyway :)


    Edited by gman7714 at 19:23:25 01-01-2013
    Brilliant games. I don't think there's anything quite like the Max Payne games and as such they still stand-up brilliantly.

    Bought the 3rd one this sale, so looking forward to getting stuck in soon.
  • Gl3n Moderator 1 Jan 2013 21:38:46 5,632 posts
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    In no particular order:

    Rayman: Origins
    Limbo
    Home
    Thirty Flights of Loving
    Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition
    Dear Esther
    Condemned
    Tropico 4
    Civ 5 - Gods and Kings
    Hotline Miami

    Quite pleased with that lot, and thanks to Steam flagging it up, I bought 7500 station cash for Planetside 2 at a paltry 19.
  • Ranger_Ryu 1 Jan 2013 21:44:10 1,065 posts
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    so far
    Recettear:An Item Shop's Tale........and that's it so far :p though two steam friends did get me Witcher and the breath of death combo pack.
  • monkehhh 1 Jan 2013 21:48:17 3,324 posts
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    Absolutely nothing, cos I'm broke :)

    If I had money.. well, I wouldn't anymore.
  • joeymoto108 1 Jan 2013 22:02:58 645 posts
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    Hmm between Steam, GMG and GOG i've bought:
    Planescape Torment- one of the best games ever
    Doom 3 BFG Edition
    Hotline Miami
    Alpha Protocol
    Saints Row 3 Season Pass
    Last Remnant
    Prince of Persia
    Unmechanical
    Far Cry 1,2 and 3- pricing error on a Gamestop's site (cost me a fiver, woo)

    Been a good haul, Steam's prices have actually generally been pretty meh for most games, thankfully.
    Now I have over 200 steam games, my new years resolution is that I won't buy any more games this year... with the exception of the new Amnesia and Bioshock Infinite when they're released ;)

    'Look at you, hacker: a pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?'

  • gman7714 1 Jan 2013 22:19:49 297 posts
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    @Evilw and Tomo

    Thanks guys I'm glad I took the plunge now and look forward to playing them.
  • ecureuil 1 Jan 2013 23:25:13 76,814 posts
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    So is Spaz worth 2 quid?

    Edited by ecureuil at 23:25:48 01-01-2013
  • Lexx87 1 Jan 2013 23:27:11 20,869 posts
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    @Tomo You won't regret Max Payne 3, it's brilliant.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • Armoured_Bear 1 Jan 2013 23:31:35 11,268 posts
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    Cheers guys, I grabbed the Crysis pack, not convinced I'll get into them but I'll install some mods and much about, satisfying the geek in me.

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  • Psychotext 1 Jan 2013 23:36:23 54,209 posts
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    Maximum Geek.
  • ecureuil 1 Jan 2013 23:47:03 76,814 posts
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    Crysis is less than 10 hours long, it's worth playing through. Still a beautiful game.
  • warlockuk 1 Jan 2013 23:56:47 19,169 posts
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    I think I bought Max Payne 3 and that was it. Anything else worth buying I already had :/

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • Progguitarist 2 Jan 2013 00:18:42 10,441 posts
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    I took the plunge on Intrusion. It's awesome! If you remember Midnight Resistance you need it!
  • xxblindmonkeyxx 2 Jan 2013 00:36:13 251 posts
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    Hi all, I have an asus n55sl available for 450,
    It has the NVIDIA 635m in it, and i5 and 6gb ram! Plays most games on high to medium... Anyone interested?

    Cheers!
  • PenguinJim 2 Jan 2013 00:36:17 5,865 posts
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    I was feeling worried that I'd bought the Endless Space upgrade for nothing, as I was bound to buy something else in the Steam sale to get that badge.

    Steam hauls:
    That 1 Endless Space Admiral -> Emperor upgrade

    ...

    Can't fault the client, but what a poor year for Steam prices, combined with a complete lack of events. Hopefully 2013 will be more like 2011.

    I hope I'm not naming them just because they were the most recent great deals, but I can't think of any better deals I've had through the year, so my best download bargains of 2012:
    Bethesda pack for 17 (Dishonored, Skyrim and all the rest)
    Borderlands 2 for x (apparently free, thanks Gamersgate!)
    Far Cry pack for 5.

    2013 resolution: chastise people for saying "digital" when they mean "download" more often. Also: I've got ALL of the games now. Time to STOP SHOPPING! :mad:
  • Tomo 2 Jan 2013 02:32:47 13,917 posts
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    I really don't get why people think this sale was so bad. Can someone give me some examples of what they found so pricey other than say Far Cry 3?!
  • PenguinJim 2 Jan 2013 02:48:15 5,865 posts
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    XCOM, Spec Ops: The Line, Civ V: Gods & Kings, Borderlands 2, The Last Remnant, The Darkness II, Doom 3 BFG Edition, Dishonored, Dark Souls, Skyrim, Assassin's Creed 3, Endless Space, Torchlight II, every other game I can think of... cheaper elsewhere or as cheap/cheaper in previous Steam sales.

    Games that were NOT pricey on Steam: that was a good price for the Tomb Raider collection. The Dawn of War franchise pack was a very good price, as well. Ummm... oh, decent Witcher/Witcher 2 price, too. :) Err... any others? (Bear in mind that I check Steam for the best prices in general (to share with people) rather than just buying for myself, so it's possible that I examine the prices more broadly than some)

    Edit: added a few more games into the opening sentence, just in case ;)

    Edited by PenguinJim at 02:52:57 02-01-2013
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