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Re: [Amazon Digital] Digital Games Mayhem 5/16-5/31

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Post by Smoove_B » Wed May 29, 2013 4:26 pm

coopasonic wrote:...for a collective yawn?
I'll have you know I made ~$1.50 selling a bunch of TF2 gear. That's going to get me something real nice come July.

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Post by coopasonic » Wed May 29, 2013 4:30 pm

All TF2 gear has gotten me is friend requests.
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Post by JetFred » Wed May 29, 2013 4:43 pm

1000+ by Steam's count (DLC and everything) meaning really about 700. In a year.
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Post by YellowKing » Wed May 29, 2013 4:57 pm

I just bought that Van Helsing game. That makes 102. See fellas, I'm tryin', honest I am!

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Post by coopasonic » Wed May 29, 2013 7:41 pm

YellowKing wrote:I just bought that Van Helsing game. That makes 102. See fellas, I'm tryin', honest I am!
See, there's your problem. You are only buying good games. You need to buy all of them!
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Re: [Amazon Digital] Digital Games Mayhem 5/16-5/31

Post by Smoove_B » Thu May 30, 2013 8:55 am

Max Payne 3 and LA Noire Complete -- $9.99

Both require STEAM and would cost you ~$17.50 to purchase separately.

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Post by coopasonic » Thu May 30, 2013 9:02 am

Smoove_B wrote:Max Payne 3 and LA Noire Complete -- $9.99

Both require STEAM and would cost you ~$17.50 to purchase separately.
I've confirmed they come as individual keys, who wants LA Noire Complete Edition?
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Post by Jag » Thu May 30, 2013 9:14 am

I think I'm reaching a gaming turning point at 44. I have no interest in buying Max Paine 3, Van Helsing, Hitman or any other decent new game that I would normally play. I'm playing the hell out of Neverwinter just until I level my character, then I may actually hit a gaming doldrum.

I guess I need to see how the Steam sale hits me.

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Post by stimpy » Thu May 30, 2013 9:16 am

coopasonic wrote:
Smoove_B wrote:Max Payne 3 and LA Noire Complete -- $9.99

Both require STEAM and would cost you ~$17.50 to purchase separately.
I've confirmed they come as individual keys, who wants LA Noire Complete Edition?


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Post by coopasonic » Thu May 30, 2013 9:17 am

Jag wrote:I guess I need to see how the Steam sale hits me.
With all the same games you already have?
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Post by coopasonic » Thu May 30, 2013 9:33 am

stimpy wrote:
coopasonic wrote:
Smoove_B wrote:Max Payne 3 and LA Noire Complete -- $9.99

Both require STEAM and would cost you ~$17.50 to purchase separately.
I've confirmed they come as individual keys, who wants LA Noire Complete Edition?
Oooo....me if it's still available!!!
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Post by Jag » Thu May 30, 2013 9:53 am

coopasonic wrote:
Jag wrote:I guess I need to see how the Steam sale hits me.
With all the same games you already have?
I'm sure there will a few that I've missed :oops:

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Re: [Amazon Digital] Digital Games Mayhem 5/16-5/31

Post by YellowKing » Thu May 30, 2013 10:33 am

I've got a few on my radar - Dishonored, Dark Souls being my top two. Unfortunately Amazon ran out of keys for Dark Souls at $7.50 and I'm not sure they'll be getting any back in.

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Post by MonkeyFinger » Fri May 31, 2013 9:20 am

LawBeefaroni wrote:Book of Unwritten Tales is $5/$6.75 Deluxe.
FYI - picked this up and found that SLI causes issues with the menu system they use, most of it doesn't show up unless you disable it.
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Post by YellowKing » Fri May 31, 2013 8:34 pm

Testament of Sherlock Holmes (Steam) is now $4.99 - glad I didn't pick up the non-Steam version yesterday for $9.99!

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Post by Kasey Chang » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:55 am

YellowKing wrote:Testament of Sherlock Holmes (Steam) is now $4.99 - glad I didn't pick up the non-Steam version yesterday for $9.99!
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Re: [Amazon Digital] Ongoing Sales

Post by Smoove_B » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:45 pm

Square Enix Pack on sale today -- all activate on STEAM:
• Deus Ex Human Revolution Augmented Edition
• Hitman Absolution Professional Edition
• Sleeping Dogs
• Just Cause 2
• Just Cause 2: Black Market Aerial Pack DLC [Download]
$106.95 $19.99 -- save 81%
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Post by Smoove_B » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:46 pm

And apparently the PC version of Rocksmith for $29.99 $9.99 save 67%

Still need to get the cable, but you can activate it on STEAM.

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Post by TazFTW » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:16 am

Amazon has Dead Island Riptide for $14.99, today (6/25) only.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A3DJSSO" target="_blank

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Post by hepcat » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:19 pm

Son of a ...

ah well, i only paid 5 bucks more. i could have done worse.
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Re: [Amazon Digital] Ongoing Sales

Post by Smoove_B » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:28 am

Borderlands Bundleganza -- $22 for a copy of Borderlands 2, A GotY edition of the original, and the Borderlands 2 Season pass. (all require STEAM)

It's likely going to be this price or cheaper during the STEAM sale, but if you want to play it NOW, $22 is the cheapest it's ever been for everything (I think).

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Post by TazFTW » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:06 am

Amazon's Summer Sale has begun (6/30-7/14). http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1000716161" target="_blank

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Post by YellowKing » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:24 am

I picked up Assassin's Creed 3 at Gamefly yesterday for less than $11. I have a feeling I'll be spending no money on the Steam sale this year because their competitors beat them to the punch. The only games I have left on my wish list is Dishonored and possibly Borderlands 2.

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Post by JetFred » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:26 am

For a big event, I don't see jack squat on sale. Maybe it's not working yet? What do you see good? I see a lot of codes that aren't even discounted. Usually there is some base discount on a ton of stuff, right?
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Post by Jag » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:35 am

Drakensang River of Time was a great RPG. Just finished it. Worth $2.99.

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Post by JetFred » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:53 am

Jag wrote:Drakensang River of Time was a great RPG. Just finished it. Worth $2.99.
Yes, but that's from the indie sale that's been going on for weeks.
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Post by Captain Caveman » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:10 am

YellowKing wrote:I picked up Assassin's Creed 3 at Gamefly yesterday for less than $11.
That's by far the best price I've seen... Is it a Steam code? Looks like amazon has a code for $13 right now. Tempting...

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Post by YellowKing » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:34 am

Unfortunately not a Steam code - uPlay - but for the price I couldn't resist. I used a code to get the $13 price on Gamefly down to $10 and change - GFDJUN20

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Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:27 am

Jag wrote:Drakensang River of Time was a great RPG. Just finished it. Worth $2.99.

Boughted! Played for about 45 minutes, but didn't get past the character creation screen. Damn my indecisiveness! :grund:

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Post by Jag » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:32 pm

Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
Jag wrote:Drakensang River of Time was a great RPG. Just finished it. Worth $2.99.

Boughted! Played for about 45 minutes, but didn't get past the character creation screen. Damn my indecisiveness! :grund:
Yeah, it can be a bit overwhelming with all the choices. You will eventually get companions that cover most of the basic classes, so don't stress too much on your own class.

BTW, master Amazon Steam Sale list here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/wiki/ ... summersale" target="_blank

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Post by JetFred » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:49 pm

Jag wrote:BTW, master Amazon Steam Sale list here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/wiki/ ... summersale" target="_blank
Where do they get this from?! Oh, you internet (sigh). Thanks, Jag.

So it's not that it isn't up yet, it's that it's unremarkable so far besides the same Borderlands and Indie deals that have been up, + Paradox we see every time, + a bit of Ubi.

And no, I don't want to be that guy who says a sale sucks because I already have everything. I'm not saying it sucks, but if that list is to be believed, then there is no sale on Aliens or Far Cry, and Bioshock, Grid 2, and Metro only get 1/3 off. And those are AAA franchises.
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Post by Smoove_B » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:56 pm

I can better appreciate why STEAM only puts up ~20 sales a day as part of their promotion. It's not that I don't appreciate what Amazon has done, but it's overwhelming.

My only recommendation based on that list is for the Samantha Swift games. I grabbed them all last summer as part of a sale and slowly released them to our daughter (then 6.5) over the summer on rainy days. They're not difficult by any means (hidden object games), but they would keep her entertained. I grabbed a bunch more of the hidden object games this past Xmas during a similar sale, but I can't recommend any more as they're sitting untouched on her computer. She gets that from me. :D

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Post by JetFred » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:05 pm

Not to split hairs, but Steam puts almost their entire catalog on sale at once. The 20 or so a day are only deeper deals, and then the games are back to "regular" sale price. Yes, Amazon is confusing, and I've never understood why their search and sort are so spotty.
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Post by Smoove_B » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:09 pm

That's true. I guess I meant to say (as you pointed out) I think STEAM does a better job at showcasing particular deals each day, whereas Amazon throws up a storefront with ~800 games on sale (and associated DLC) all at once with no particular highlighting other than you can count on them being that price for ~2 weeks.

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Post by JetFred » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:21 pm

I will say that for the three of you who maybe don't already have Civ 5 and XCOM, the upcoming $20 bundle is a decent way to go, but not that surprising given recent sales and price drops. The one thing on that list that Steam may not beat (from my wish list) is $6 for Baldur's Gate Enhanced, on that schedule for the last day of the sale.

Well, it's a good thing, since my only money is already in my Steam wallet. I'm surprised not to see more sales on games that drop cards. Can Amazon be that out of touch with that metagaming madness?
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Post by Jag » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:40 pm

Smoove_B wrote:I can better appreciate why STEAM only puts up ~20 sales a day as part of their promotion. It's not that I don't appreciate what Amazon has done, but it's overwhelming.

My only recommendation based on that list is for the Samantha Swift games. I grabbed them all last summer as part of a sale and slowly released them to our daughter (then 6.5) over the summer on rainy days. They're not difficult by any means (hidden object games), but they would keep her entertained. I grabbed a bunch more of the hidden object games this past Xmas during a similar sale, but I can't recommend any more as they're sitting untouched on her computer. She gets that from me. :D
I was going to ask about some of those kids games. I wanted to pick something up for my 9yr old son, but he's more of a Just Cause/Minecraft kind of kid. Not sure if the girly ones will grab his attention.

Mount and Blade Warband is $4.99. Never tried the M&B games. Demo was kind of fun.

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Re: [Amazon Digital] Ongoing Sales

Post by TazFTW » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:03 pm

Jag wrote:
Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
Jag wrote:Drakensang River of Time was a great RPG. Just finished it. Worth $2.99.

Boughted! Played for about 45 minutes, but didn't get past the character creation screen. Damn my indecisiveness! :grund:
Yeah, it can be a bit overwhelming with all the choices. You will eventually get companions that cover most of the basic classes, so don't stress too much on your own class.

BTW, master Amazon Steam Sale list here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/wiki/ ... summersale" target="_blank

Based on that list, it looks like Amazon is reserving the "big" games for possible Steam sale price matching/bettering.

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Post by Kasey Chang » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:41 am

I never completed my BIA collection when it was in stores. It may be almost worth it to buy the 2 other games for $2.50 each... Hmmm...
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Post by Kasey Chang » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:43 am

JetFred wrote:
Jag wrote:BTW, master Amazon Steam Sale list here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/wiki/ ... summersale" target="_blank
Where do they get this from?!
Judging by the amount of decimal places in the prices, probably some sort of affiliate API where catalog can be sorted / extracted and upcoming sales announced.
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