Bargain Thread 2013

Don’t Starve is back on GOG. $5, ~150 copies left.

RE: Assassin’s Creed, I’d skip both of those and go straight to 3 or 4. If you really want them, they’re both fine games, but really more of the same from AC2. I preferred Revelations.

I loved 2 and Brotherhood but couldn’t get far in Revelations. I’d say get Brotherhood.

I liked Brotherhood and Revelations , both were better than AC3.

GOG now doing 1000 copies of Planescape:Torment for $1.99 each.

It took less than 2 minutes to get down to under 100 copies left. Love to see such an awesome game from the past selling so well.

Unfortunately, this GOG sale is having the opposite effect on me. Since I can’t keep up during most of it, I just feel vaguely bitter.

Woohoo, grabbed Rayman Origins for $5 from GOG, 200 copies sold while I was typing the credit card details.
(Oh man, backlog +1.)

Steam today: Anti-Chamber $6.79 -66% QT3 thread

Weekend 1: Payday 2 $17.99 -40%. QT3 thread
Weekend 2: Kerbal Space Program $16.19 -40%. QT3 thread
Weekend free-to-play: Skullgirls $10.04 -33%. QT3 thread

I’ll be trying out Skullgirls tonight. It’s been on my wishlist for quite some time.

Skullgirls is seriously my favorite fighter this gen with some of the recent changes. Myself and Warprattler seem to be the cheerleaders for this game on here. It’s really this unique hybrid of Marvel and Virtua Fighter to me, combined with awesome art/music.

If you want to see the game streamed by high level players, tomorrow night there should be something on around midnight or so ET. You’ll see the lead dev discussing the game and changes on there as well.

Payday 2 I’ll probably pick up if the DLC costs aren’t insane.

Assassin’s Creed: Loved it.
Assassin’s Creed 2 - didn’t enjoy it until the final few hours.
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood - restored my faith in the franchise, it’s brilliant until the last hour or so.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations - enjoying Istanbul, but not enjoying the new additions like bombs and tower defense.

I would highly recommend AC1 and Brotherhood. Both have masterful level design.

Payday 2 is down to $13.40 if you buy it as part of a 4-pack. $17.99 as a single.

I played AC1 already. While I found it fun the repetition was almost too much. I have found AC2 to be a much better game, at least until last night when I got stuck trying to do something in one of Assassin’s Tombs. :)

I have an Amazon question:

I bought Killzone a few weeks ago, and then Amazon sent me a coupon code so I could buy 1 get 1 on an additional two games. I then ordered and have received AC4 and Knack.

I want to return Knack unopened in exchange for NFS:Rivals. How do I go about doing this? From what I can tell on the Amazon site, the only option for returns is a full refund. If I send Knack back, will they give me a $60 refund? Won’t that make it so I’m essentially getting AC4 for free?

I’d say your best bet is to contact Amazon. Either through email or phone. In my experience they are really helpful in getting the problem solved to your satisfaction and they’ll let you know the best way to go about it.


Humble Store has some great ones, including Gone Home for $10, Sins of A Solar Empire: Rebellion for $10. Much more!

Amazon has Far Cry 3 for $15.

Just FYI, the Steam version of Far Cry 3 will still redirect to the uPlay launcher.

I just spent the last few pages laughing at all the folks glued to the GoG sale. Then I click on the website and they have Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic for $2.50, going fast. A quick visit to Paypal, and… I’m not gonna laugh anymore. Ooh, Tales of Monkey Island is next!

I know, right? The prospect of watching bargain timers count down would usually get a “OK, you do that, and I’ll just go see how the paint is drying” from me, but this was a nice combination of interesting things in rolling over at a (usually) good pace.

Some of the ancillary stuff was funny, too, like seeing poor Jack Keane 2 sit there like a slow-melting icicle for several hours, with platoons of people adding glowing, tongue in cheek reviews in a joking attempt turn the heat up. I actually felt kinda bad for Jack Keane 2.

Anyone interested in a Payday 4 pack?

Rise of the Triad is the next Jack Keane 2.

I bought that on sale and said the same thing, then I tried it. I’m about 20 hours in. :) Really great game if you don’t mind some old-school RPG.

Geneforge is a lot of fun if you’re old enough to have played “old school” isometric view RPGs back in the day (or just have an appreciation for such). I picked the entire series up in a bundle deal last year and have been slowly playing my way through the last several months during the occasional lunch at my desk at work. The story is fairly unique and interesting, the character development is good, and the pace and combat are both quick enough that you never feel bogged down. The graphics are absolutely old school, but I don’t mind because the rest of the game is so well done.

For $3 I would heartily recommend the Geneforge Saga to anyone who enjoys RPGs.