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post #151 of 1854
So far I've spent $100 CAD on games throughout the sale. Got a pretty decent haul.
Last 2 Borderlands DLCs
Overlord Pack
Burnout Paradise
Arma 2 : Operation Arrowhead
FlatOut 1 & 2
Iron Grip : Warlord
HumbleBundles
Secret of Monkey Island 1 & 2
Doom Pack Complete
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. CoP + SoC
FarCry 2
Company of Heroes Gold
Half-Life Complete
Need For Speed : Shift

This should keep me occupied for awhile lol
post #152 of 1854
Thread Starter 
Ouch. Today looks to be an expensive day. I need the $10 Crysis pack, $9 Doom pack, and $9 King's Bounty pack. And I guess the $5 Sim City 4.

Okay. Bought.
post #153 of 1854
Picked up SimCity4. Everything else that was good, I have already.

Definitely pick up Doom and Crysis if you guys don't have em'.
post #154 of 1854
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I've owned Doom in billion different varieties over the years (iPod!), but I never played Doom 3's expansion. Plus, I wanted to see how that engine held up.
post #155 of 1854
This steam sale is killing me. And what's worse is I'll probably never play most of these, but I can't help it.
post #156 of 1854
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The way I figure, if I play a quarter of the games I just picked up, I'm still coming out ahead! If one really, really grabs me, or offers up tons of mods, then even better.
post #157 of 1854
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Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post
I've owned Doom in billion different varieties over the years (iPod!), but I never played Doom 3's expansion. Plus, I wanted to see how that engine held up.
The expansion adds a cool twist to Doom 3. Its not as good, but still decent. I seem to find myself playing through both once a year or so.

I think it's a great engine for how old it is, but be advised you'll need to tweak the Doomconfig file to make it look the best on today's widescreen gaming rigs. Here's some more info.
post #158 of 1854
Thread Starter 
Oh cool! Widescreen Gaming changed over to a wiki format at some point.

Thanks, Daver!
post #159 of 1854
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Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post

The way I figure, if I play a quarter of the games I just picked up, I'm still coming out ahead! If one really, really grabs me, or offers up tons of mods, then even better.

Another good thing about buying PC games is that you will always have a platform to play it on. I like having a variety of games to play...i dont have an addiction to buying games i swear. lol

P.S. Check out Doomsday mod for doom. Enables graphic and other upgrades. Pretty sweet
post #160 of 1854
Prolly skipping purchases for today. I've got all the ones that look good and the rest is kind of "meh". That is unless you can convince me why I should get Sniper or Kane & Lynch. I've got the rest.

You guys gotta jump on the Quake pack though.
post #161 of 1854
Nah stay away from those games. Sale today is nothin special cept Quake collection as you said..which I already have. Hopefully tommorow theres something better
post #162 of 1854
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I'd buy that $5 Kane & Lynch 2, but really I'd rather spend $15 and play it on the 360. I loved the art style, character development, audio production, and camera work in the demo that I played.
post #163 of 1854
I picked up The Witcher... Amazing for $5. I also grabbed Batman and Operation Flashpoint. 360 controller on PC is wonderful!
post #164 of 1854
Hearts of Iron III looks pretty tempting. hmm...
post #165 of 1854
I've heard good things about Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and apparently I own a Penumbra game (who knew?) so for $4.80, I'm definitely going to try that one out.
post #166 of 1854
I picked up the following:

Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Crysis pack
Humble Bundle 2
Plants vs. Zombies
Serious Sam pack
Star Wars: KOTOR
Vegas: Make It Big
Sid Meier's Pirates
Railroad Tycoon 2: Platinum
Overlord pack
Metro 2033
The Misadventures of P.J. Winterbottom
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
post #167 of 1854
Thread Starter 
Amnesia and The Ball look like the buys for today.
post #168 of 1854
Thread Starter 
Okay, Dead Space snuck on to my purchase list at the last minute.

This damn sale needs to end. I don't need any more than 116 games on my Steam account right now.
post #169 of 1854
Deadspace is a good deal. I wish I wouldn't have purchased it via EA's store now but it was five bucks at the time. Ah well, I'd prefer Steam. I wonder can I associate the game with my steam account and use that to redownload it if anything ever happens.
post #170 of 1854
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You can only add non-Steam games to your Steam purchase history in very specific cases. For example, the box version of Unreal III can have it's key Steam activated, while the box version of Oblivion can not.

Speaking of Oblivion; $10 Oblivion looks nice today. I hear the mods for that are fantastic now.
post #171 of 1854
I'm very tempted on Oblivion, though I have it for PS3 and couldn't get into it. Controls sucked (kb/m would probably work better). Hmm...
post #172 of 1854
I whole heartedly recommend Oblivion. Some of the mods are fantastic and really breathe new life into the game. They can easily add quite a few hours to your playtime.
post #173 of 1854
Oblivion on PC + mods will consume your whole life. Use with extreme caution.
post #174 of 1854
I'm not sure if anyone mentioned this, but I highly recommend the Indie Beat Pack.

For $5 you get:

Beat Hazard (like Geometry Wars but with any music you want)
Bit.Trip Beat (and the best of the Bit.Trip series so far, in my book)
Chime

and then Rhythm Zone, which I haven't played yet, but seems to be a Guitar Hero clone with any music you want, and Turba, which didn't really interest me as much.

Still, the first three games are excellent and since they cost $5 each anyway, you're getting all of them for the price of one.

Bit.Trip Beat is actually better on the PC than the Wii original in my book, since controlling the paddle with the mouse feels better than twisting the Wii remote.
post #175 of 1854
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Originally Posted by tomfoolery_79 View Post

Has anyone played Back to the Future? It's getting decent reviews.

It's good, but short and straightforward. Episode 1 will come out for free in February anyway, I'd wait until then, and by then Episode 2 should be out as well, so you can see if it improves.
post #176 of 1854
Nice sale today. Picked up Far Cry 2 and Stalker Bundle
post #177 of 1854
I picked up flight control HD for $1.79. It's a great game and very addictive. I have it on my Galaxy S phone and play it all the time.
post #178 of 1854
Thread Starter 
If you don't already have it on a console, then Far Cry is totally worth the $5. You won't finish it, as it gets very repetitious, but the time that you spend in the world until you get bored is a very interesting time indeed. Lot's of great mechanics in play, and lots of fun to be had, just not executed in such a fashion as to equal up to a compelling end-to-end experience. Primarily, it was just a bit too open, with not enough guidance as to what to do next.
post #179 of 1854
Well said, James, regarding Farcry2. It's an acquired taste and most either love it or hate it. I happen to be in the 'love it' camp so I will throw out my recommendations for those that don't have it. Definitely worth $5 for open ended fps fans.

Same goes for the Stalker bundle. Grab those if you don't have em!

I buckled and order two RTS games. C&C4 and Supreme Commander 2 plus it's dlc. All that for $11.22. Heheh. Gotta love Steam.
post #180 of 1854
I'm thinking about the DLC for SC2. Not sure it's worth it. I could care less about the maps, and it looks like only one or two units are actually worthwhile.
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