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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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48. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 3, 2013, 11:43 Creston
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 20:10:
*EDIT* Wtf, went to go see Django Unchained, got back, all the Xbox360 controllers on newegg except the suspect one are out of stock.

Well they shipped mine yesterday, so I guess that was the only one they had!

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47. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 3, 2013, 00:28 Dev
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 18:32:
I was wondering the same thing. Is anyone buying these mega compilations of old games? I only want one or two from the set, so I've been buying things individually.
I ended up getting a couple bundles. I started adding up the games I wanted to get copies of, and it started being more to have individual games at 50% than the bundle at 75% off.

For instance, I haven't played all the HOMM games and I didn't have legit copies of all the ones I've tried, I didn't care much about MOM games, but I decided eh, whatever, and got the package.
 
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46. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 22:53 xXBatmanXx
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 18:56:
You can get them new on Ebay for $10 or less and that includes shipping! I reckon I'll get me one o' them.


Yup. It is plug and play, works great. I use M/kb for most games, then have the controller there for driving or flying parts of a game, ie Saints Row games, GTA, etc etc etc. Works seamlessly.
 
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45. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 22:53 jdreyer
 
jimnms wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 20:42:
I've been looking at getting a controller to play some platformer games. I was thinking of getting the Logitech F310. They run about $25. It has a switch to change it between xinput (360) an direct input modes. However the reviews I've seen say the analog sticks have huge dead zones. This probably wouldn't be a problem for me since I'd only be using it for platformer games, but it is a bit of a concern.

I looked on Amazon months ago and I swear the wired controllers were $30, but around xmas they were $32. I decided to wait until after the holidays for the price to return to normal, but now they're $35-40 from 3rd party sellers. I've seen the wireless ones go on sale a lot for less than the wired ones though.

I wouldn't take a chance. XBox it, or forget it.
 
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44. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 20:42 jimnms
 
I've been looking at getting a controller to play some platformer games. I was thinking of getting the Logitech F310. They run about $25. It has a switch to change it between xinput (360) an direct input modes. However the reviews I've seen say the analog sticks have huge dead zones. This probably wouldn't be a problem for me since I'd only be using it for platformer games, but it is a bit of a concern.

I looked on Amazon months ago and I swear the wired controllers were $30, but around xmas they were $32. I decided to wait until after the holidays for the price to return to normal, but now they're $35-40 from 3rd party sellers. I've seen the wireless ones go on sale a lot for less than the wired ones though.
 
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43. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 20:20 nin
 
ps. got an overdose of racial slurs from D.U. also, but pretty decent film regardless.

Samuel Jackson stole the show. Him coming unhinged when Django got invited into the main house was priceless.

 
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42. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 20:10 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Creston wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 14:54:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 14:50:
*EDIT*
Hrm what is different with this one: OEM White?

Are the buttons basically the same? I don't have an Xbox so these different versions look the same to me aside from color.

$19.42, getting cheaper!

*EDIT*

It's not made by Microsoft. It looks the same, but who knows about the quality. Seeing as how it has no reviews, it would seem few people feel comfy in buying one.

Creston

Bunch of cowards on Newegg!

I am going to guinea pig it and buy one of each. The urge to compare first hand is irresistible.

I have various consoley games bought during sales that are an assault on the Keyboard/Mouse anyway, it's probably time.

*EDIT* Wtf, went to go see Django Unchained, got back, all the Xbox360 controllers on newegg except the suspect one are out of stock.

ps. got an overdose of racial slurs from D.U. also, but pretty decent film regardless.
 
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41. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 20:08 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 18:38:
Hey, if you have a 360 wireless controller you just need one o' them USB wireless receivers for it, right?

Yeah, though those do require a driver.

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40. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 19:11 jacobvandy
 
GOG's build-a-bundle sales are the best... I wish they'd do that more often. I only bought one game from them this holiday.  
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39. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 18:56 Cutter
 
You can get them new on Ebay for $10 or less and that includes shipping! I reckon I'll get me one o' them.

 
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38. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 18:47 nin
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 18:38:
Hey, if you have a 360 wireless controller you just need one o' them USB wireless receivers for it, right?

I believe that's right (not tried it, as mine came with one). You can get those for $15-$20 on amazon.

Just make sure you sync it.


 
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37. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 18:38 Cutter
 
Hey, if you have a 360 wireless controller you just need one o' them USB wireless receivers for it, right?
 
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36. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 18:32 jdreyer
 
mag wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 16:28:
pagb wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 16:11:
I hate Gog.com sales. I don't want a dozen games for 25$ or nothing, they never have single game offers for a big portion of their catalog.

Almost their entire catalog is 50% off right now, as individual purchases.

I was wondering the same thing. Is anyone buying these mega compilations of old games? I only want one or two from the set, so I've been buying things individually.
 
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35. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 18:28 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 14:43:
I want to try Dark Souls, it sounds interesting. $18 on amazon or $19.99 on Steam right now, the problem is I don't have a controller for my PC.

Looking around online, the xbox360 controller for PC is $50-60... is it worth it to even buy this game if the controller required to play it is basically the cost of a brand new game? Opinions please. Obviously once I HAD the controller I could consider other consolish games, but still.

At the very least am I missing some cheap controller source?

*EDIT* Ok found one as low as $36, will continue the search. How bad is Dark Souls with Keyboard/Mouse? *EDIT*


ps. Bought entirely too much off gog.com the past few weeks.

I hate consoles, but I love my MS XBOX 360 controller. I have the wired one, and have for a couple of years. It's really nice, smooth action, sensitive thumb sticks that make it easy to give variable input, solid construction. I'm not a big fan of MS in general, but the controller is worth the money. Here's one on Amazon for $35.

EDIT: I'd also like to point out that the cord is 9 feet long. I have my TV connected to my PC nearby and it has no trouble reaching the sofa when I sit in front of the TV.

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34. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 16:41 Quinn
 
Deathbishop wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 16:28:
Quinn wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 16:10:
I am really really HOPING for a Sleeping Dogs sale before its over. I was oblivious enough to as late as today check the demo. I enjoyed it allot and it's one of those games that shows off its glory on a new rig.

If anyone knows a place where the digital version drops below €25,- / $30,- please let me know here or PM me! Thanks in advance!

You missed it last week. Steam had it for 16.99. (i picked it up).

I know mate. Painful fact. Was too busy to try the demo then..
 
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33. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 16:40 AngelicPenguin
 
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.

I believe Hori makes a 360 controller with a legit d-pad (no floaty sphere thingy.) I bought it a while back for games that really needed a good d-pad. As a plus, since this is a PC discussion, it is wired, so you do not need the usb wireless adapter for it, so this is the one I leave hooked up to my computer.
 
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32. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 16:28 Deathbishop
 
Quinn wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 16:10:
I am really really HOPING for a Sleeping Dogs sale before its over. I was oblivious enough to as late as today check the demo. I enjoyed it allot and it's one of those games that shows off its glory on a new rig.

If anyone knows a place where the digital version drops below €25,- / $30,- please let me know here or PM me! Thanks in advance!

You missed it last week. Steam had it for 16.99. (i picked it up).
 
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31. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 16:28 mag
 
pagb wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 16:11:
I hate Gog.com sales. I don't want a dozen games for 25$ or nothing, they never have single game offers for a big portion of their catalog.

Almost their entire catalog is 50% off right now, as individual purchases.
 
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30. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 16:27 mag
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 16:10:
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...

The Apple defense. If I'm interpreting what you're saying correctly, that is a completely bizarre way to hold the controller for me. Diff'rent strokes.

The PS3 triggers do feel kinda mushy compared to the 360 ones.

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29. Re: GOG.com Sale Concluding; Steam Sale Continues Jan 2, 2013, 16:17 netnerd85
 
Quinn wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 16:10:
I am really really HOPING for a Sleeping Dogs sale before its over.
http://getgamesgo.com/product/sleeping-dogs-digital-edition
 
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