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8. Re: On Sale Jan 16, 2011, 00:27 CythrawL
 
Two Worlds, Game of the Year Edition?? Game of the YEAR edition.. Bwahahahhahahahhahahahahhahahahhahahhahahahahhahahaaha

ahhahahahhaahhahahha

I almost died of cardiac arrest after reading that and laughing so hard at the obserdity of it... Seriously? GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION??? HAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAA

 
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7. Re: On Sale Jan 15, 2011, 23:57 spindoctor
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 15, 2011, 20:39:
Hmm. That's unethical. Do they do this a lot? I can accept the occasional screw up but if this is a tactic to trick people into thinking they're getting a discount, that's not cool. I would expect a lot better from Paradox.

I don't think Paradox runs Gamersgate anymore. Last I heard the 2 businesses were separated, much like how some people say that Valve should decouple from Steam.

As for this error, I honestly think it's an oversight and nothing more. I doubt there's any sort of sinister intent to fool prospective customers. Odds are that if someone were to contact their support team about this issue, it would get resolved.
 
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6. Re: On Sale Jan 15, 2011, 22:05 SBlat
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 15, 2011, 20:39:
Hmm. That's unethical. Do they do this a lot? I can accept the occasional screw up but if this is a tactic to trick people into thinking they're getting a discount, that's not cool. I would expect a lot better from Paradox.

I'd assume it's just a mistake or maybe they used the wrong box when correcting the price to its surprising MSRP of $40 (most AAA games are $50 in the US, and it looks like 2011 will be the year of $60 as standard for at least both EA and Activision). Or it could be that they didn't notice the lower-than-usual US prices are standard and mistakenly view it as price matching other stores' "pre-order discounts". It's been listed as "20% off" at $40 for months, at any rate.

I don't think they do it very often, but there's sometimes a mistake or two in their offers list. Some GG games have done the same thing before, appearing as "20% off" for a sale's week, but actually only just being a retailer-wide price-dropped MSRP as a result. In those cases though, they often do go back up to the old pre-price-dropped price after the sale finished. Dawn of Discovery in particular would often appear in their sales last year at the everyday price of everywhere else but advertised as "40% off", and then would pop back up to $20 more than anywhere else after the sale was done. They also often list games at full price in their sales section as "0% off!", but I assume that's because it's on sale in some other region but not the US.

Impulse have a few games and programs that sat in their "on sale" list for almost a year before they redesigned their site, and it sure looked like it was just the result of a price drop that they accidentally entered in as a promotional deal. I think the Corel products have now gotten permanently stuck in their new sales list.
 
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5. Re: On Sale Jan 15, 2011, 21:46 Cutter
 
It still boggles my mind when they're taking pre-orders on games that don't even have a release date yet.  
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4. Re: On Sale Jan 15, 2011, 20:39 Quboid
 
Hmm. That's unethical. Do they do this a lot? I can accept the occasional screw up but if this is a tactic to trick people into thinking they're getting a discount, that's not cool. I would expect a lot better from Paradox.  
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3. Re: On Sale Jan 15, 2011, 19:57 SBlat
 
In the US, TDU2's MSRP seems to be $40, at least that's what it is everywhere from Amazon to Steam to Walmart. GG is also selling it for $40, but for some reason mark it as being "discounted" from $50, so it is permanently in their sales list as being 20% off.  
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2. Re: On Sale Jan 15, 2011, 19:24 Quboid
 
The Gamersgate TDU2 price is 30 (down from 35), on Steam it's 40. Perhaps a regional thing, my figures are for the UK market.  
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1. Re: On Sale Jan 15, 2011, 17:20 SpectralMeat
 
Thanks for the sale list Blue, I love to see what all is on sale. NFS Hot Pursuit looks awesome, great price for it too, I just have tons of games in my backlog after the holiday sales, not to mention March there will be a few new games I want to pick up.

So many games so little free time

Edit: Anyone that is looking to pick up TDU2 the gamergate sale price is the regular price of the game on Steam. http://store.steampowered.com/app/9930/

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