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Steam Sales this year, soooooo tempting. Wish I had more money for it. But I still ended up nabbing Dark Souls, Borderlands 2 (for a friend) and also Deus Ex.

Most of the other games I wanted I either had already bought, or were only like 40% off. Lame. lol.

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Zavryn wrote:or were only like 40% off. Lame.
If 40% off is lame, I hate to think how money is actually being made with most of those sales.
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JeffCvt wrote:
Zavryn wrote:or were only like 40% off. Lame.
If 40% off is lame, I hate to think how money is actually being made with most of those sales.
I guess it's "lame" because there are game with 75%~90% discount
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I gathered that. What I'm saying is, having these games 75% (Or more) off is a lot. They can't really be making money from the sale of the game itself at this point, so it must be the fact it would attract a lot of new people who would then buy games when there isn't a huge sale going on, or buy other things that don't come with the download of the game.
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games that are already made don't cost anything to be sold digitally, so they're technically always making a profit when a game is sold.

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They don't make a profit until they pay for the cost of production. Past that point, every sale is profit.
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JeffCvt wrote:If 40% off is lame, I hate to think how money is actually being made with most of those sales.
Honestly, the only reason I say that it's lame is cuz I'm able to snag other games at ridiculously low price and honestly, most of the sales that are talked about in the summer steam sale are 50-75% off. Which is like why the summer steam sale is so big.

At any rate, I would be glad to snag a couple games that I want at 40% off, but as I said, its lame cuz I don't have the money for it at the moment. =P

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I'm cheap and I watched the flash sales and daily deals for everything to go on 75% off.

Have a list:
No Time To Explain,
Amnesia: Dark Descent,
Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition
Devil May Cry 4
Fallout: Legendary Edition
GTA Episodes from Liberty City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City
GTA 3
GTA 4
Portal 1
Portal 2
Skyrim: Legendary Edition
Antichamber
Max Payne 3
Organ Trail: Director's Cut

The last two are for my boyfriend's birthday. He wants Max Payne 3 a lot, so he's going to be really surprised. X3 I would get him the regular version of Skyrim too if I had more money, but he'll be stoked for just MP3.

I wanted Dishonored, but I've got a budget and a couple of other games are higher on my priority list. Hopefully by Christmas it might reach 75% flash sale status. I might snag Anna around Christmastime as well.

I'm still waiting it out to see if Antichamber and LA Noire: Complete Edition go back on steeper sales on the last day on the sale (Monday). I didn't start watching the sales until a couple days in, so I missed Antichamber the first time. I barely missed the L.A. Noire flash sale for $7.49 sale because I was having some trouble logging into Steam. Grrr....

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The Grey Wolverine wrote:It's a mediocre DMC clone with meh combat, short length, repetitive combat, and a crap ending. It is however, HILARIOUS to no end! But not worth buying, I say rent it.
These days, renting games seems to be obsolete :(

But yes, I love what I saw about the game and I want to play it bad, but don't want to buy it.
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That tends to have pretty limited selection, doesn't it?
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Redbox does tend to have a very limited selection when it comes to games. Honestly, if you plan to rent a lot of games, I'd say go with gamefly. But you gotta play quite a bit to make it worth it. It's not like video game rental stores are dead. (yet). lol

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Taken a look at fallout because of the sale, it's a good game but something tells me they got a bit lazy with some of the text, some of its recycled from Skyrim.
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Hate to break it to ya, but New Vegas was released before Skyrim. (Also, they're both text-heavy games, so recycling of text would be pretty understandable).
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I don't exactly keep up to date with release dates, but they could have tried to make it less obvious.
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And a lot that don't too. I feel like playing the old Xbox but I need room and the cables first.
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I've played DOTA 2 and I think I've finally found a hero I liked (ancient Apparition). The bad thing is how some people start to yell and insult me for being a newcomer to the game and not know how to use units properly. But I guess this happens in most online games.
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I enjoy Dota2 every once in a while. I can only play easy heroes that have two active abilities like skeleton king though.

Unfortunately the whole insulting thing for beung a newcomer ive seen in every moba ive played. Not so much mmorpgs, but it is there.

Id probably play the game more if i hadnt already been playing league of legends for so long now.

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Kyuubi Kitsune wrote:Taken a look at fallout because of the sale, it's a good game but something tells me they got a bit lazy with some of the text, some of its recycled from Skyrim.
How so? and what lines? And what game? It's not lazy, and the writing is better than Skyrim's in all honesty, as someone who is nit pickey about these things, skyrim ignores a lot of the history of the Elder Scrolls Series, like the religion of the Nords for example, was based on a dragon, they hated the religion of the empire, and the empire embraced Talos. The new Fallout games acknowledge the previous games, and build off of them, the super mutants in the mountains of New Vegas, the leader of that group was a follower in Fallout 2, the BOS bringing up the chapter in Chicago, the one that went rouge. There are just things like that in Fallout that they keep doing.
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I mean all the kind of text saying "You are over encumbered and cannot run" and "you cannot fast travel whilst there are enemies nearby"
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Kyuubi Kitsune wrote:I mean all the kind of text saying "You are over encumbered and cannot run" and "you cannot fast travel whilst there are enemies nearby"
So the text that informs you 'You have too much stuff" and that you can't run? truly a massive issue, maybe it's me, but that seems like a non issue
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I'm just saying that they could have made it different, only the little bodies of text are reused whereas they could have simply written in new ones to fit each game, I never said it was a major issue but its just one of those little things that you notice.
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Just cause is $/€0.27 on steam right now, just a heads up
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Kyuubi Kitsune wrote:I'm just saying that they could have made it different, only the little bodies of text are reused whereas they could have simply written in new ones to fit each game, I never said it was a major issue but its just one of those little things that you notice.
What would you have it say instead?
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Unfortunately the whole insulting thing for beung a newcomer ive seen in every moba ive played. Not so much mmorpgs, but it is there.

Id probably play the game more if i hadnt already been playing league of legends for so long now.
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Zavryn wrote: Id probably play the game more if i hadnt already been playing league of legends for so long now.
I've been playing league of legends for about... 2½ years or so or more by now and I have 565 hours into dota 2! What's stopping you from playing it?o:
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Tiggy wrote:I've been playing league of legends for about... 2½ years or so or more by now and I have 565 hours into dota 2! What's stopping you from playing it?o:
its just I don't play league too often anymore as it is and most of my friends play league. I'll get on and play dota2 every now and again but when I want to play a moba its just easier to go with a game I'm familiar with. I've also been playing for 2 1/2 years or longer. :p
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Zavryn wrote:
Tiggy wrote:I've been playing league of legends for about... 2½ years or so or more by now and I have 565 hours into dota 2! What's stopping you from playing it?o:
its just I don't play league too often anymore as it is and most of my friends play league. I'll get on and play dota2 every now and again but when I want to play a moba its just easier to go with a game I'm familiar with. I've also been playing for 2 1/2 years or longer. :p
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Ugh, just played BO2 on WiiU, and the quality of people online has saddened me. Not one person playing decently and just a bunch of chimpanzees playing with a controller on my team. Eventually I got kicked after too many of them ran into my machine gun fire.
I'm going to stick with more classic shooters on Wii and Mass Effect 3.
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Kyuubi Kitsune wrote:Ugh, just played BO2 on WiiU, and the quality of people online has saddened me. Not one person playing decently and just a bunch of chimpanzees playing with a controller on my team. Eventually I got kicked after too many of them ran into my machine gun fire.
I'm going to stick with more classic shooters on Wii and Mass Effect 3.
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I am awesome on MW3 because that requires skill. BO2 however has stupid perks and attachments that don't wooed as they should which ruins the whole thing, not to mention the many camping spots, overpowered guns and kill(score)streaks that people call in.
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I have never actually gotten into much FPS games... Counter Strike (single player) was mostly just for fun. The only reason I played Call of Duty games was because I was EXTREMELY bored. The only FPS game that I've ever enjoyed so far was Left 4 Dead 1 and 2. But I never really get to play it properly since a) I have terrible internet connection so I'm stuck with the stupid AI and b) because it lags a lot on my computer.

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Left 4 Dead is awesome but it's not really a traditional FPS. It's part of why I like it.
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Well, the one thing I like about left 4 dead is that its creative. Its not just shoot a zombie with the same mechanics as every other game.

And it has humor!
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snakebug wrote:Well, the one thing I like about left 4 dead is that its creative. Its not just shoot a zombie with the same mechanics as every other game.

And it has humor!
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snakebug wrote:Well, the one thing I like about left 4 dead is that its creative. Its not just shoot a zombie with the same mechanics as every other game.

And it has humor!
Left 4 Dead is also a cooperative effort which sets it apart from most shooters out today. Even Portal 2 has a cooperative campaign.
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If this is true, then I'm really disapointed by the Nintendo company.
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I've never seen any of this either, and I search a lot of Smash Bros. stuff.
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Some staff leaked it but it was removed for the most part. Yes it is true they are removing it, NoE's society has confirmed.
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Why would they do that in the first place?
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