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GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues

GOG.com announces "one promo to rule them all" to conclude their holiday sale, saying the "number of games you can get today up to 75% off is simply mind-boggling." The sale items are on the GOG.com front page, and they note that in addition to all these 75% discounts, most of the rest of their catalog is still on sale for half-off for the next 24 hours. Meanwhile, it's day fourteen of the Steam holiday sale. Here are today's specials:

  • Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition on Steam. Save 50%.
  • Magicka on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Painkiller Franchise on Steam. Save 50-75%.
  • Sniper Elite V2 on Steam. Save 50%.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Tomb Raider Collection on Steam. Save 75%.

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26. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 16:10 Beamer
 
mag wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 16:07:
Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 15:54:
mag wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 15:51:
Also: I have and use an xbox 360 controller on my PC. It's kind of a piece of shit. The actual thing feels sturdy, but the D-pad is the worst of any controller I've ever used, the buttons are mushy, and the analog sticks click.

The PS3 controller is much nicer, but you have to do a little fiddling to get games to recognize it as a 360 controller, sometimes.

Man, I couldn't disagree more. I hate the PS3 controller. Too light, sticks too close together, absolutely horrifically bad shoulder buttons, etc.

You're correct about the d-pad on the 360 being awful, but I rarely use it - only for selecting weapons and it does that fine (well, when going for cardinal directions. Starts getting worse if you're going 8 way.) The newer controller fixes this decently, for additional cost. No issue with me with the sticks, though, nor the buttons, and the shoulder buttons are infinitely better.

Man. The shoulder ones are what I hate the absolute most of the 360 controller. After the D-pad. I feel like I have to contort my hands to get at 'em.

The controller rests comfortably on your fingers when they're on the trigger, and in order to do so your fingers go over the top shoulder buttons. You can just nudge your finger to hit them. If you have to move your index finger to hit those, as you do on the PS3, you're holding it wrong.

It always confused me so much that PS3 games have the upper buttons as shoot, rather than the triggers. But the triggers feel so poorly designed, so...
 
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