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  • jagg3r 4 Jun 2013 20:00:26 993 posts
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    INSOMANiAC wrote:
    Tomb Raider 9.99 @ Gamefly

    It's a steal at that price!
    That's a nice price, just can't remember did I already buy it :)
  • ZuluHero 4 Jun 2013 20:04:10 3,668 posts
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    Why has tomb raider dropped so fast but bioshock has remained high! The last 2 both dropped quicker than both a literal and proverbial stone...
  • aeschylus 4 Jun 2013 20:13:30 446 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Why has tomb raider dropped so fast but bioshock has remained high! The last 2 both dropped quicker than both a literal and proverbial stone...
    you just have to look about for the best deals, at the moment you can get Bioshock Infinite for 13 on ebay
  • ZuluHero 4 Jun 2013 20:29:35 3,668 posts
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    Ahh I have been checking, honest! It's been hard to find buyers with more than 100 feedback. Got one for 14.99 with over 2k 100% feedback. Hope it checks out. This is the nervous part about buying on ebay :)
  • Aretak 4 Jun 2013 20:53:38 10,330 posts
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    Another indie bundle, including:

    Section 8
    The First Templar Steam Special Edition
    Legendary
    Dream Pinball 3D
    Disciples III: Resurrection
    Insecticide
    Tropico Trilogy
    Imperium Romanum: Gold Edition
    SpaceChem
    Dino D-Day

    All for 3.92. Everything activates on Steam. Well worth it for Tropico 3 (which comes with the expansion) and SpaceChem alone.

    Edited by Aretak at 20:54:38 04-06-2013
  • rtk79 4 Jun 2013 21:21:03 482 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Why has tomb raider dropped so fast but bioshock has remained high! The last 2 both dropped quicker than both a literal and proverbial stone...
    Because Square-Enix is in bad financial shape (90 million loss) and 2K Games is not ?

    Edited by rtk79 at 21:23:50 04-06-2013
  • PenguinJim 5 Jun 2013 01:23:42 5,479 posts
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    Bioshock Infinite has been plenty cheap. It was included in a bundle with Tomb Raider and Far Cry: Blood Dragon for 10 a month or so ago! :p

    hypoBla5t wrote:
    All 3 Dungeon Sieges 3.74 on steam. 'Tis surely a bargain.
    Quoted for new page. Also, Dungeon Siege 3 "needs" a pad to be properly playable, so be careful!
  • caligari 5 Jun 2013 01:26:13 16,831 posts
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    Aretak wrote:
    Another indie bundle, including:

    Section 8
    The First Templar Steam Special Edition
    Legendary
    Dream Pinball 3D
    Disciples III: Resurrection
    Insecticide
    Tropico Trilogy
    Imperium Romanum: Gold Edition
    SpaceChem
    Dino D-Day

    All for 3.92. Everything activates on Steam. Well worth it for Tropico 3 (which comes with the expansion) and SpaceChem alone.
    Crumbs - this is getting crazy. Such good value but I have to hold off - they'd just sit in my library - untouched and unloved - much like everyone in this thread. ;)
  • ZuluHero 5 Jun 2013 08:27:25 3,668 posts
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    rtk79 wrote:
    ZuluHero wrote:
    Why has tomb raider dropped so fast but bioshock has remained high! The last 2 both dropped quicker than both a literal and proverbial stone...
    Because Square-Enix is in bad financial shape (90 million loss) and 2K Games is not ?
    I never thought to take that into account before when buying games at launch. I'll remember that :)

    Edit: still waiting for that eBay seller to email my BioShock code incidentally.

    Edited by ZuluHero at 08:28:40 05-06-2013
  • Shikasama 5 Jun 2013 08:38:04 6,288 posts
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    Aretak wrote:
    Another indie bundle, including:

    Section 8
    The First Templar Steam Special Edition
    Legendary
    Dream Pinball 3D
    Disciples III: Resurrection
    Insecticide
    Tropico Trilogy
    Imperium Romanum: Gold Edition
    SpaceChem
    Dino D-Day

    All for 3.92. Everything activates on Steam. Well worth it for Tropico 3 (which comes with the expansion) and SpaceChem alone.
    That is pretty damn strong, it'd be rude not to
  • the_dudefather 5 Jun 2013 08:42:00 8,990 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    rtk79 wrote:
    ZuluHero wrote:
    Why has tomb raider dropped so fast but bioshock has remained high! The last 2 both dropped quicker than both a literal and proverbial stone...
    Because Square-Enix is in bad financial shape (90 million loss) and 2K Games is not ?
    I never thought to take that into account before when buying games at launch. I'll remember that :)

    Edit: still waiting for that eBay seller to email my BioShock code incidentally.
    Yeah, seeing how quickly Deus ex and Sleeping dogs dropped in price, I guessed TR would be cheap quickly enough too

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • Deleted user 5 June 2013 09:35:40
    The publisher doesn't dictate what retail sell a game for 3 months after release.
  • warlockuk 5 Jun 2013 10:16:49 19,103 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    The publisher doesn't dictate what retail sell a game for 3 months after release.
    They do to a point, with the prices they charge people for the games in the first place - if they offer Steam a bulk discount to run a sale that's cool, but if they're still asking silly money then the prices'll stay high.

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • Daddy-Doom-Bar 5 Jun 2013 11:03:55 2,378 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    The publisher doesn't dictate what retail sell a game for 3 months after release.
    They do.

    You must be the change you wish to see in the world - Ghandi

  • Deleted user 5 June 2013 11:08:19
    Well, on some of the online download stores they do.

    I meant the likes of Game and Amazon.
  • HitchHiker 5 Jun 2013 11:37:48 2,752 posts
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    SimplyGames have Bioshock Infinite Steam keys for 19.99. No idea if that's the cheapest.

    Edited by HitchHiker at 11:38:00 05-06-2013
  • asha 5 Jun 2013 11:50:46 1,990 posts
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    Aretak wrote:
    Another indie bundle, including:

    Section 8
    The First Templar Steam Special Edition
    Legendary
    Dream Pinball 3D
    Disciples III: Resurrection
    Insecticide
    Tropico Trilogy
    Imperium Romanum: Gold Edition
    SpaceChem
    Dino D-Day

    All for 3.92. Everything activates on Steam. Well worth it for Tropico 3 (which comes with the expansion) and SpaceChem alone.
    Is each game a separate Steam key? If so, if anyone whose bought the bundle doesn't want Dream Pinball 3D or Tropico Trilogy then let me know as I've got some games I'd be willing to trade for them.

    ( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡)

  • PenguinJim 5 Jun 2013 11:53:15 5,479 posts
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    Bioshock Infinite was an AMD Reloaded promo game, so there are plenty of legitimate keys knocking around. SteamTrades has a significant number of scammers, but as long as you research who you're talking to, they're spottable (I sold two keys on there two months ago, and had three scam attempts! :D). I'd recommend the CheapAssGamer Steam Trade Master Thread - lower turnover and a huge amount of Indie bundle keys (yuck!), but a fairly solid community - just make sure that you check the user feedback. I've picked up a few keys from there over the years, and often give it a quick browse. (Don't tell the vultures at HUKD! :p)
  • Tabasco 5 Jun 2013 19:52:53 5,780 posts
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    @asha Just bought that bundle and it's separate keys for each, well technically the Tropico bundle is one key, but you get the idea :)

    Edit - And PM sent Asha :)

    Edited by Tabasco at 19:53:02 05-06-2013

    Edited by Tabasco at 19:58:04 05-06-2013
  • Sharzam 5 Jun 2013 20:21:12 2,133 posts
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    @PenguinJim

    Would i be right in thinking that Dungeon Siege 1 and 2 are still the single player only versions ? As they are easily the best games , well compared to 3 anyway which is a dull simple hack and slash.

    Known as 'Sharzam' in 98.5% of games

  • kentmonkey 5 Jun 2013 23:23:38 20,105 posts
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    Just bought the humble indie bundle. My first one, as I've not had a PC capable of playing games for about nine years.

    ...

    What are these Steam keys? I know about Steam, I've not been living under that many rocks, and I do use it, but are these extra versions of the game? i.e. am I getting two copies? If not, what's the point of them?

    /peeks out from rock
  • monkehhh 5 Jun 2013 23:28:03 3,145 posts
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    @kentmonkey You get a DRM-free version you can install, but you'd need to have that install file whenever you wanted to reinstall / etc. You can plug those keys in to Steam and then they're in your Steam library for whenever you want to install them until Valve go bust and we all start crying. You're getting two ways to access your game.

    (Generally, I register the key on Steam and never even use the other version.)

    Edited by monkehhh at 23:29:09 05-06-2013
  • kentmonkey 5 Jun 2013 23:29:54 20,105 posts
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    @monkehhh Perfectly simple logical answer, thanks.

    So, technically, two versions of the games I guess. Shame if people abuse that (considering the fantastic deal they get buying the bundle) but good of them to offer that.
  • PenguinJim 6 Jun 2013 09:26:10 5,479 posts
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    For anyone who can use Amazon.com and missed the Double Fine Humble Bundle, this is pretty good: US$9.99 for Brutal Legend, Psychonauts, Iron Brigade, The Cave, Costume Quest and Stacking (all Steam).
  • Shikasama 6 Jun 2013 18:08:35 6,288 posts
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    If someone links something that amuses me they can have a Spacechem steam key.

    True story.
  • andytheadequate 6 Jun 2013 18:50:12 7,975 posts
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    @Shikasama

    How about this for a bargain...

    http://www.littlewoods.com/mobile/xbox-360-grand-theft-auto-5/1165564100.prd?browseToken=%2fb%2f1%2c10343
  • caligari 6 Jun 2013 19:23:50 16,831 posts
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    PenguinJim wrote:
    For anyone who can use Amazon.com and missed the Double Fine Humble Bundle, this is pretty good: US$9.99 for Brutal Legend, Psychonauts, Iron Brigade, The Cave, Costume Quest and Stacking (all Steam).
    I don't know how I managed to miss that Double Fine bundle - I've wanted to try out Costume Quest and Stacking for aaaages.
  • Deleted user 6 June 2013 19:44:13
    They were both in a Humble Sale recently for a dollar.
  • Shikasama 6 Jun 2013 20:42:54 6,288 posts
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    andytheadequate wrote:
    @Shikasama

    How about this for a bargain...

    http://www.littlewoods.com/mobile/xbox-360-grand-theft-auto-5/1165564100.prd?browseToken=%2fb%2f1%2c10343
    Holy shit, someone saves me 13 least I can do is give them Spacechem!

    Some sad fucker will buy that as well :(
  • Daddy-Doom-Bar 6 Jun 2013 23:00:44 2,378 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    Just bought the humble indie bundle. My first one, as I've not had a PC capable of playing games for about nine years.

    ...

    What are these Steam keys? I know about Steam, I've not been living under that many rocks, and I do use it, but are these extra versions of the game? i.e. am I getting two copies? If not, what's the point of them?

    /peeks out from rock
    I crawled out from under my rock 5 months ago...

    ...I now have 130 games on my Steam account. 130 games in 5 months. I bought 6 games a year on average on my 360.

    You must be the change you wish to see in the world - Ghandi

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