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Steam summer sale day eight.

  • Alan Wake on Steam. Save 75%.
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42. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 15:52 Prez
 
Totally stoked to play the full season of Walking Dead myself but my game time comes in large chunks few and far between, somehting epsisodic releases are not really conducive to. I'll wait until the full season and if it's as good as everyone says it is it will be worth it even if I have to pay full price.  
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41. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 10:23 zombiefan
 
Just plunked down for The Walking Dead and it was worth it. I too debated on waiting, as I've grown fond of watching TV through box sets and have almost sworn off watching cliff-hanger TV on a weekly basis. But in the end, I figured it was only $3 an episode. Hell, you can't even eat at McDonald's for $3 anymore.  
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40. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 10:14 nin
 
mch wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 10:10:
Arrrg Witcher 2 and Amnesia... Really need to resist this.

Off to rob a bank, wish me luck.

Suspect was heard screaming "Steam sale! STEAM SALE!" as he exited the bank. Police are investigating.

 
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39. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 10:10 mch
 
Arrrg Witcher 2 and Amnesia... Really need to resist this.

Off to rob a bank, wish me luck.
 
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38. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 10:03 Rhino
 
nin wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 09:22:
Seriously close to grabbing Walking Dead this AM...not bacuse I'll pay it anytime soon, but reviews have been good, and I'd like to reward telltale.


I was in much the same boat then decided to hold off. My thinking on that decision is that it's likely that the rest of the episodes won't be out in full until roughly December. Even that is assuming near monthly releases, which may not be the case given the stretch of time between episodes one and two; but I just chose December as a very rough estimate. Well... that would be right in time for the Winter sale where hopefully it will not only go on sale again (I fully expect that it will, but realize that my gamble may not pay off), but also hopefully at a greater percentage discount (not that the existing discount is anything to turn my nose up at).
 
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37. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 09:33 Prez
 
FloorPie wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 04:35:
I picked up the Fallout3/Vegas games and TheWitcher. Witcher was $2.50!

You got 2 amazing RPG's for $7.50. That's borderline ridiculous!
 
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36. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 09:28 Wowbagger_TIP
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 05:51:
Red faction Arma is not that bad. I agree the previous game may have been a bit better but the gravity gun in Arma is a ton of fun. I'd get the game for the $5 if I didn't own it already.
Yeah, I was thinking it was $10, but for $5, it's probably worth it.
 
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35. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 09:22 nin
 
Seriously close to grabbing Walking Dead this AM...not because I'll play it anytime soon, but reviews have been good, and I'd like to reward telltale.


edit: Wow...seriously half asleep on spelling there...

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34. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 05:51 SpectralMeat
 
Red faction Arma is not that bad. I agree the previous game may have been a bit better but the gravity gun in Arma is a ton of fun. I'd get the game for the $5 if I didn't own it already.  
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33. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 04:35 FloorPie
 
I picked up the Fallout3/Vegas games and TheWitcher. Witcher was $2.50!  
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32. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 03:33 PropheT
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 23:37:
Was thinking about Red Faction Arma - but my friends that have it only have 3 hours max! ouch!!!!!

It's really not as bad as it got slammed for being, it's just not particularly long, replayable, well-written, or as good as its predecessors. For a cheap one and done game, like these sales really make possible to still enjoy, it's not bad.
 
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31. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 02:14 xXBatmanXx
 
Not a bad go so far: (114.74)

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30. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 01:39 Prez
 
eunichron wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 00:50:
Hey Dev, you had asked for my impressions on Sword of the Stars II, and I was able to put some time into it today. I can now give you my wholly inadequate first impressions after a couple hours of play...

Great review! Thanks.
 
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29. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 01:14 Dev
 
eunichron wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 00:50:
Hey Dev, you had asked for my impressions on Sword of the Stars II, and I was able to put some time into it today. I can now give you my wholly inadequate first impressions after a couple hours of play.
Thank you very much, far more a couple sentences.

Good to hear you didn't have any technical issues, and yes, endless space is on my radar.
 
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28. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 00:50 eunichron
 
Hey Dev, you had asked for my impressions on Sword of the Stars II, and I was able to put some time into it today. I can now give you my wholly inadequate first impressions after a couple hours of play.

First off the game is woefully intimidating and overwhelming. There is no tutorial to speak of, all that exists is a single tutorial screen that points out some UI function. However if you are familiar with the 4X style (and the typical RTS games that Paradox publishes) it shouldn't take you long to figure things out on your own. It has the advantage of being entirely turn based without time limits (unless you impose one yourself) so you can take your time in your first few turns to poke and prod around the seemingly limitless scope and depth of the game.

All interaction with the systems is done through fleets. Survey fleets, construction fleets, colonization fleets, and of course combat fleets. For example to construct a space station around a planet you must have a construction fleet available. As a result fleet management becomes a huge factor in your success as you must balance what fleets you build in relation to your goals (economic/political/military).

Economic and social/political policies are all controlled via sliders, some which are linked together. For instance under economics you can balance Government vs. Research, moving the slider towards Research increases your scientific development and research rates, while moving it toward Government increases your social and diplomatic policies. There are then subcategories of Government and Research like Security, Stimulus, and Savings, and even more subcategories of those like Operations, Intelligence, Colonization, Special Projects... moving the individual sliders for the subcategories directly affects the others (i.e. increasing Security funding reduces Stimulus, Savings, and Research funding). The ratios aren't 1:1 (or 1:1:1) so it is possible to play around with them to get different results.

Building and researching certain stations has an affect on your political and social policies as well. There is even a two-dimensional X,Y graph that shows you your political and social standing, and the bonuses received for certain construction. Focusing more on government structures gives you more Authoritarian bonuses, while focusing on expansion and exploration gives you more liberal bonuses.

The one thing I did not get to try is combat. In the couple hours I played I hadn't even run into another race, and I was playing on an average sized map with 4 other AI. It's not that the maps are particularly massive, it's more that expansion and exploration was rather slow. Though that could just be due to my noobness and still not fully understanding the mechanics of the game.

Customization... everything is customizable. Your race, your ships, your fleets (even down to their formations). If you enjoy that sort of thing you could probably spend hours just playing around with all the different possibilities.

Now the big part, as I said previously the game got mostly scathing reviews because of it's nearly unplayable status at launch. It was entirely playable, I had no crashes, and I didn't encounter any bugs or glitches.

There are some good LP videos up if you want to see it in motion. If you were interested in the Paradox bundle I'd say go for it without hesitation... for the $17.99 by itself I would say only do it only if you're a hardcore fan of the genre as the accessibility is so low it's in the basement. If you want something more accessible and easier to just pick up and play I would say jump on Endless Space if it's lucky enough to get a sale.
 
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27. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 00:36 Cram
 
One "game" I want to promote is Dear Esther, especially if another %75 sale ($2.50) hits. I never 'played' the original mod, just this enhanced version.

I paid $14 to see Prometheus in retard gimmick 3D recently. I found my two and a half hours of Dear Esther at the full $10 I paid far more fulfilling and entertaining.

Do you like a good Rum&Coke with your entertainment? Pour yourself a drink, or light something up, and go through this once if you haven't. $5 says you end up on a message board somewhere trying to solve the story because you became interested enough.
 
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26. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 00:31 Wowbagger_TIP
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 23:37:
Was thinking about Red Faction Arma - but my friends that have it only have 3 hours max! ouch!!!!!
Not worth it IMO, but depends on what you like. I think RF:G was a much better game overall, even with its faults. RF:A is very linear and the destruction that they let you do isn't nearly as free or fun as Guerrilla.
 
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25. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 00:23 Jerykk
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 23:07:
Cram wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 23:05:
Unrelated, can anyone give me their thoughts on Dead Island? Community Choice sale at $10. Yay or nay?

Even if you just play for a little bit as a melee combat zombie sandbox I'd say it's worth it. Dead Rising has Zombie melee but it's comical and 3rd person. This is the 1st person hack up a zombie with a machete (or a homemade buzzsaw attached to a motor and bat) game set on a tropical island.

I got about 20 hours of entertainment from Dead Island before getting bored. Pretty standard for open-world action games. I recommend playing the game solo. Makes for a much more survival-horror vibe. If you do co-op, you lose the suspense.
 
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24. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2012, 00:17 Cram
 
Dead Island, Worms Reloaded, Thief Series, and the Alan Wake DLC.

Sucks to be my paypal account during this sale. Oh wait, selling my D3 equipment has been more than enough. Win.
 
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23. Re: On Sale Jul 19, 2012, 23:49 Prez
 
Red Faction Arma

That's actually a cool sounding mash-up. A ultra-realistic tactical military combat simulator in a completely destructible and deformable world!
 
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