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Re: Steam and GOG sales

Postby Tawmis » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:46 am



This is what I was waiting for.
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Re: Steam and GOG sales

Postby Collector » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:31 pm



large list of games, many Sierra, for $2.39 to $3.99. Sale lasts for three more days. Here is your chance to play one of the Sierra games you have been curious about, but not yet played. Torrin's Passage, perhaps?
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Re: Steam and GOG sales

Postby adeyke » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:36 pm

Left 4 Dead 2 is free on Steam for one day only.
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Re: Steam and GOG sales

Postby DeadPoolX » Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:49 pm

This is f*cking bullshit. The stupid Steam site keeps crashing because of all the asshats trying to grab their free copy of L4D2.

There's a game that's on a Flash sale (only 6 more hours left) that I want to get, but unless Valve does something to fix this SNAFU, I won't be able to take advantage of it.

Would've been nice if Valve had taken care of their paying customers, as opposed to appealing to all the assholes looking for a freebie.
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Re: Steam and GOG sales

Postby DeadPoolX » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:49 pm

For 24 hours (probably starting at about 10 AM Pacific Daylight Time) Steam is offering Sniper Elite V2, and all assorted DLC, for FREE.

In short, you're an American sniper behind enemy lines in Germany. Your primary goal is to kill Germans, usually specifically high-ranking ones (there's even a DLC where you get to kill Hitler). You'll also end up killing Soviet soldiers, but mostly because they don't realize you're on their side and follow a policy of "shoot first, ask questions later."

You get access to not only Allied equipment, but also German and Russian. As in most WWII games, I prefer to use German firearms. This isn't because their guns are superior (they aren't and I have a soft spot for American carbines and Soviet sniper rifles), but because you end up killing a lot of German soldiers, who then drop their weapons, which enables you to grab the ammo from said weapons.

SEv2 also feautures a "kill cam" which shows you, in slow motion, an x-ray image of your target as the bullet you fired flies through the air and penetrates your victim. Often this is incredibly brutal and gory. The x-ray imagine also shows internal organs and the human skeleton, so if the bullet punctures a particular organ or shatters a bone, you get to see it. Fortunately, you can turn this off if it becomes annoying, which it eventually will after the 200th time seeing it.

Just so you all know ahead of time, the game does use checkpoint saves (which I think is completely wrong for a stealth-based sniper game) and requires DirectX 11. That means Windows 7 and Windows 8 only. Windows XP and Vista are limited DirectX 9 and DirectX 10.

All of that said, SEv2 plays well even on a lower-end machine. I originally played it on my laptop (which was NOT made for gaming) and after turning down a few non-essential elements, like shadows and particle effects, the game ran pretty well. Not great, but plenty fast enough for a game that isn't a twitch-based shooter.

I'd strongly suggest getting it (despite the fact I gave it a "thumbs down" review on Steam) simply because it's free. You can't go wrong with this, as even if you hate the game or it won't run properly, you haven't wasted any money.
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Re: Steam and GOG sales

Postby Tawmis » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:27 pm

Cool. Thanks for the share. If I remember when I get home, I will grab this.
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Re: Steam and GOG sales

Postby DeadPoolX » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:57 pm

Aside from the sales GOG has been having (and will continue to offer until later this month), for the next 24 hours they're offering Magrunner: Dark Pulse for free!

What is Magrunner: Dark Pulse? I have no idea, really. I think it's more of a Portal-like game, but perhaps a bit more action-oriented. Regardless, it's free, so even if you hate it, you haven't lost any money.
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Re: Steam and GOG sales

Postby DeadPoolX » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:56 pm

The 2014 Steam Summer sale is on! It'll last from June 19 to 30.
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Re: Steam and GOG sales

Postby Tawmis » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:04 pm

Some amazing stuff... I need more time...
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Re: Steam and GOG sales

Postby Collector » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:22 pm

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Re: Steam and GOG sales

Postby NicoDE » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:26 am

Gem Promo: Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded 75% off for the next 24 hours.
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GOG EA Sale.

Postby Tawmis » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:28 am

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Re: GOG EA Sale.

Postby DeadPoolX » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:17 pm

Don't we have a thread dedicated to Steam and GOG sale information? :P
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Re: GOG EA Sale.

Postby Collector » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:57 pm

Yes. Tawm...
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Re: GOG EA Sale.

Postby Tawmis » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:14 pm

DeadPoolX wrote:Don't we have a thread dedicated to Steam and GOG sale information? :P


It's totally in that thread! I don't know what you mean...

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