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The STEAM Sales and Releases Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Hobo Elf, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. sea inXile Entertainment Developer

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    I've got two of the achievements and haven't received any gifts, or coal. Something broken?
     
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  2. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Yeah the servers are pretty borked. Also there's some question as to whether the first freebie/check your inventory achievement should have given one or two items.

    Anyway... anyone have thoughts on Fable 1 (Lost Chapters) -- probably grabbing it at $2.50.
     
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  3. thesoup Arcane

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    I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
    It's crap.
     
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  4. attackfighter Magister

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    got half life 2... I already own half life 2... and it doesn't become tradable for a month...

    :x
     
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  5. sea inXile Entertainment Developer

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    Fable is fine for $2.50. Not an amazing game by any stretch but it's a fun and semi-charming action RPG with graphics that still hold up well today. Just don't expect too much from it.
     
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  6. Fable 1 was... Ok, on original Xbox. Never played the PC version. It's ridiculously easy (Though amazingly enough the most difficult Fable game apparently) but I had a decent time with it. If you're in the market for some low impact simple action vaguely RPG-ing then it's probably not bad for $2.50. I'd probably do the Fable bundle if it was $10, maybe $15, but $20 isn't doing it for me.

    Thinking about grabbing the Pendulo pack since for whatever stupid reason I love picking up adventure games on Steam even though I only very rarely play them. If I don't grab it, looks like I'll have skipped all the dailies today. There are some great deals (Orcs Must Die, Just Cause 2, Sam and Max) but due to my crippling Steam obesity I've already got 'em. Probably means I'm most likely going to be giving away whatever fabulous game prizes I win, too.
    BUT DAMN IT, I'LL STILL GRAB AS MANY OF THESE ACHIEVEMENTS AS I CAN.
     
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  7. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Yeah it seems decent enough and I've spent $2.50 on much worse during these sales.
     
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  8. attackfighter Magister

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    Is the DLC for AI Wars any good? Normally I don't go for DLC, as it's mostly overpriced, glorified mods, but for AI Wars I'd expect there to be something a bit more substancial...
     
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  9. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    Picked up OrcsMustDie on account of it looking fun on YouTube.

    I saw the Shogun 2 price cut, but here's the deal. I refuse to buy another game from that series after Empire. I have never felt so taken advantage of as when I paid full price for that monstrous, piece of shit game. I'm getting pissed off just thinking about it.
     
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  10. TripJack Prestigious Gentleman Hedonist

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    they all add new special units, ai guards, ai types, map types, minor factions, and so on

    one of them is pretty small but the other two add quite a bit, there are lists of specific additions on the ai war wiki

    if you like the base game i think they are worth it
     
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  11. Excidium P. banal

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    Meh, all I got was a lousy -50% off any Valve Game coupon.
     
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  12. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    It's bugged right now -- the first freebie should give you two things... or, rather, the 'get started' thing should generate you one and then visiting your inventory should give you another. Also a lot of people aren't getting gifts/coal for actual game achievements to it's pretty borked right now. I'll lay off doing any until they fix it... of course I unlocked a few in advance, too. =X Only thing I got today was Fable 1 for $2.50. Thought about Portal 2 for $7.50 but I don't really have a huge desire to play and Valve titles get cheaper and cheaper.
     
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  13. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    The Paradox/C1 bundles include all of their games... which is kinda tempting.
     
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  14. Oh, hell. I'm apparently missing one then. I've got 3 achievements ticked, and have 3 coupons. Oh well.

    Reading some lucky bastards who managed to pull two free game codes in the first batch of achievements, and one guy who got a free Valve complete pack.
     
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  15. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    I got half life 1 (which I already have) and a lump of coal. :C

    Fuck you very much, Gaben.

    Anyone want a free copy of HL1? You cna usually find me hanging out in the Codex Diversity Squad chatroom.
     
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  16. Elwro Arcane

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    Divinity: Original Sin Wasteland 2
    YES, I'd like a copy plz! (I only got a 33% discount coupon on Valve games...)

    ... I just "added you to friends list" on steam.

    Thank you in advance!

    (Can't go to the chatroom since I'm, heh, at work...)
     
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  17. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Jesus, that 2nd Super Meat Boy achievement is hell. My thumbs are fucking killing me.
     
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  18. hoopy Savant

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    I didn't get either of the free gifts... unless they can come in the form of TF2 items? I have no idea which items I had before and which ones might be new. I barely played after they introduced the shitty item drops.
     
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  19. FatCat Educated

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    your fucking loss. :M
     
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  20. Stinger Arcane

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    I got Risen, is this game any good codex?
     
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  21. Elwro Arcane

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    Divinity: Original Sin Wasteland 2
    YES

    and explore the island before taking sides

    and if you get thrown into the monastery I'd recommend reloading, you can miss many things but it's OK for your second playthrough
     
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  22. Stinger Arcane

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    Good to hear. Also turns out Risen isn't actually available for purchase in my country, so thanks Gaben.
     
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  23. Gragt Arcane Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin
    Heh, I managed to get it on that crappy laptop keyboard. Took me hours, but I did it.
     
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  24. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    How can you manage those precision jumps with a keyboard? They are tough to pull even when you cheat.
     
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  25. Gragt Arcane Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin
    How do you cheat in SMB? Is there something I'm not aware of? Anyway, you just try to … My home keyboard was ok for SMB but playing it with a pad was just so much better. This laptop isn't too good for that but, well, a few hours later and I somehow got used to it …

    Anyway, it seems there is a workaround for people who can't access their inventories and/or check their gifts. If you access your inventory in a game that uses Steam Trade, such as Team Fortress 2, Portal 2 or Spiral Knights, that'll unlock it. You may need to restart the game and check your inventory a couple of time, and maybe even modify the inventory — in my case, I sold an item in SK — but it worked for me and many others report success.

    So. I got my 2 presents plus one for the OMD! achievement. A lousy 25% on Valve's games, a lump of coal and Recettear, which I already own on GG. Like, fuck you, Valve.

    Heck, I should list the shit I'll get as well as my unused HIB keys and giftable games I got for all you fucks.
     
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