Bargain Thread 2014

Steam today: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition $7.49 (75% off)

Steam today: DCS World DLCs 40% to 75% off.
[indent]This is a free-to-play flight sim. DLCs gives you different planes/helis and worlds.[/indent]

Steam this week:
$24.99 (50% off) Rise of Flight: Channel Battles Edition
$1.01 (66% off) Cthulhu Saves the World & Breath of Death VII pack
$4.99 (75% off) Jagged Alliance 2 Gold
$1.62 (75% off) Disciples II: Gallean’s Return
$1.62 (75% off) Disciples II: Rise of the Elves
$2.50 (75% off) Avadon: The Black Fortress
$3.75 (75% off) Renegade Ops
$9.99 (50% off) Salvation Prophecy
$19.99 (50% off) WRC 4 FIA world Rally Championship
$2.50 (75% off) Neighbours from Hell Compilation
$4.99 (75% off) NASCAR The Game: 2013
$3.74 (75% off) Grotesque Tactics 1 and 2 pack
$0.50 (90% off) Space Trader: Merchant Marine
$1.24 (75% off) Ghost Master
$2.50 (75% off) Arena Wars 2 (again?)
$2.00 (60% off) Naval Warfare
$2.49 (75% off) Postal 2 Complete
$0.50 (90% off) Time Gentlemen, Please and Ben There, Dan That package
$8.00 (60% off) Winter Voices Complete Pack
[indent]An episodic adventure game that began in 2010 and finished in 2013. Has steam cards! Might pay for itself…[/indent]

Okay, guys. There are two A-10 DLCs. Which one is better and why?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/245810/ - $9.99
http://store.steampowered.com/app/245570/ - $5.09

First one is A-10C, originally stand-alone. Massive, massive switchology. Have your full-on HOTAS ready before trying.
Second one is A-10A, originally from Flaming Cliffs. Less massive switchology (due to its FC roots), also less capable.

As an anti-switchology crusader, I prefer the second. I have them both already, of course.

Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is 80% off right now, which brings it down to $10 – about $9.50 too much.

Steam today: Contrast $8.99 (40% off).
[indent]This was free for PS4 Plus members last year. Steam page shows that it won a lot of indie awards. What does QT3 hivemind say?[/indent]
Steam mid-week #1: Risk of Rain $5.99 (40% off). QT3 thread
Steam mid-week #2: Capcom DLC sale 50-75% off DLCs from the following games:
[ul][]DmC Devil May Cry[]Resident Evil 6[]Resident Evil: Revelations[]Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition[]Lost Planet 3[]Street Fighter X Tekken[*]Remember Me[/ul]

GamersGate has a bunch of Sega stuff on sale, including Company of Heroes 2 (for $13.60). Also the Fallen Enchantress games. Also Borderlands 2 for $7.

Contrast sounded cool, but I tried the demo on 360 and I wasn’t too impressed. The art is excellent, but the puzzles were trivial. I imagine they get harder as you get further into the game, but the demo didn’t show it.

Alpha Protocol for under $4. Buy that shit if you don’t already have it people.

I don’t think I’ve ever bought from Gamersgate…are those Steam keys they sell?

Usually. Varies by product, but yeah, a lot of the stuff you think would be Steam keys, are. (Check descriptions carefully, though.)

Yeah, some are, some aren’t. In this case, it’s a DRM free version, they say.

[/li]DLC only? What sort of trickery is this?

Check the description under DRM: if it says Steamworks…well, you know what that means. :)

Beats me, but I’m gonna grab the DmC DlC’s today. Along with TxK. I sense a pattern…

Rakuten (Buy.com) has a 12 month Xbox Live card for $39.90 with free shipping.

JA2 is one of the best games ever made, and I’m tempting to buy it just so I can be the only review on Steam and express that sentiment, but am I correct in thinking there’s some weird bugs only in the Steam version of JA2? Were they fixed?

edit: This thread says those bugs are fixed?

Isn’t JA2 that game that has extensive development out of official patches since the source code was released?

I think you should just play the actual newest non-official version. I can’t remember, but there’s a pretty huge community version that is considered like the standard now.

Fiddling with some upcoming releases, I saw you can get the new Thief for $34 from Greenman Gaming with code YOGCST-BESTYT-EVERRR. Not bad. Gamersgate has a sale on all things total war, except the Caesar in Gaul DLC.

Steam today: PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+ $4.99 (50% off).
[indent]All DLCs 50% off. “All you can eat” edition $7.49 is probably the best value. (This game has DLCs? … new courses, skins, music.)[/indent]
Bonus: Descent $3.49 (50% off, ends Feb 18).
[indent]The price you’ll pay for listing this game on Steam while you play the GOG version.[/indent]