Bargain Thread 2018




More like “Verdampft!!”

(a play on Verdammt! meaning “dammit!” but if I’m not mistaken it probably means “steamed” in the literal, not figurative sense)


Square Enix sale happening now on the Humble Store. Lots of stuff, but the main relevant thing for most people is probably going to be Final Fantasy XII for $25 ($22.50 for Humble Monthly subs).


TACOMA is free on Twitch today for Prime members

Surviving Mars is $24 (40% off) over on Fantatical.


Well played.
That’s absolutely correct.


Fanatical has a bundle with the whole Pyro Studios catalog for 1€. That’s all the Commandos except the shooter, Praetorians and one other Medieval game.

In the news today:
Pyro sold all the rights to the games mentioned above to the German publisher Kalypso. Generally speaking Kalypso tend to use the rights they’re buying. So I wouldn’t be surprised if a new Commandos is coming.


Vielen Dank für die Bestätigung! (oder wäre das eher Zusage*?)

*Actually I think that’s more “approval,” isn’t it?


i decided on buying XV over XII during the steam sale on the basis that I had experienced quite a bit of XII already while XV would be a new experience for me, and man, that was a mistake.


Free game for Switch!


Build a bundell, 3 game minimum

Shadow Tactics / Blackguards / Rando Game = $6

Qualified bargain.


Extra 12% off at the RAZR game store with this code: RGSW6418JUL12


News got covered by the internets now.

I hate Amazon bait n switch

What the hell Amazon?


I purchased Lords of Xulima on Amazon last fall when it was on sale for $1.99. I did not play it all that much but was happy with the deal.

I found out a week ago thank to Qt3 that this was a pirated version. So I messaged Amazon and told them I do not buy pirated software. They gave me a $3 credit and I have since uninstalled the game.

There are two million sellers on Amazon so it is not possible for Amazon to vet every product. However, now that this has come to their attention I hope they promptly crack down on it. If not they will get sued by one of the developers or publishers because they are selling pirated/stolen goods.


I buy that it’s not possible for Amazon to vet every physical product being sold via their marketplace, but I didn’t even realize they offered the ability for third parties to sell digital goods directly, much less without their vetting. Doesn’t seem like a great idea, frankly.


Yeah, this seems like something some Amazon lawyers who specialize in digital rights are looking over right now and probably getting ready to rip into the Amazon legal team who handles consignment/marketplace selling. It’s pretty clearly a recipe for pirate-fueled disaster.


Tyranny for free on Twitch Prime tomorrow reminder being inserted here.


A Bestätigung is a confirmation in a very broad sense. It can be both formal or informal. That’s correct here.
A Zusage is a positive replay to an offer or invitation. The negative equivalent would be an Absage. Both nouns are pretty formal, (the similar verbs are less formal). You would use them if the topic is important enough that you want to avoid any risk of a misunderstanding, or if your mails and letters are filed away routinely and might be used for something official years later, for example in court or to prove something to your boss.
Approval isn’t a correct translation of Zusage. The perspective is different. Genehmigung would be a more correct translation of approval, but that’s as broad a word as approval. It needs further context. Possible context for meaning “approval” would be:
I agree, your planned course of action is legal (or okay for us). Proceed if you want to.


Niiiiiiiiiice. Thanks for the heads up. That’s a steal on Shadow Tactics!


Does anyone who’s done recent gaming work care to weigh in on this?