Holiday season game sales: Humble Bundle 4, Steam, Good Old Games, GamersGate, etc.
  • CrimsonCrimson
    Give us fire! Give us ruin! Give us our glory!
    It's time for another Humble Bundle! To those who don't know what this is, it's a charity sale where various indie games are sold at any price you want (down to 1 cent). All profits are given to either the developers, various charities, or to the Humble Bundle itself. How much money goes to each is also up to you.

    Let's cut to the chase, the games being sold are:

    • BIT.TRIP RUNNER
    • Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony
    • Nightsky
    • Shank
    • Super Meat Boy

    And if you pay more than the average ($4.59 USD last I checked) you also get:

    • Gratuitous Space Battles
    • Cave Story+

    tldr;

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    ALSO!

    Steam's holiday sale has started! Until January 1st Steam will be offering ridiculous discounts every day. You can also do achievements for certain games and receive gifts. These gifts may contain coupons for additional discounts, lumps of coal that can be redeemed in a raffle later or be crafted into gifts, or even full games!

    ALSO ALSO!

    GOG.com (aka Good Old Games), is selling pretty much their entire stock half off. For those who don't know, GOG.com specializes in selling old PC games (and the occasional modern one, like The Witcher), cheap, and DRM free. Including classics like Fallout 1 and 2, the Baldur's Gate series, and Planescape Torment.

    Post edited by glennmagusharvey at 2011-12-21 18:17:30
  • I have BIT.TRIP RUNNER on WiiWare already. It seems to be most people's favourite BIT.TRIP game, but I personally rank BEAT and VOID ahead. That being said, it is definitely very worthwhile: simple to learn, but tricky to master (though not to the same degree as some of the others).

    What I liked the most about the BIT.TRIP games is how they manage to hypnotize you into a trance-like state where your focus is fully on the pattern. And with enough practice, your hands instinctively know what to do.

    Post edited by RedEyedAbyss at 2011-12-13 13:23:24
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    Aww, I was hoping I could buy my friend Aquaria already.

    As of right now, the only game I want from that list is Cave Story Plus.
  • ClockworkUniverseClockworkUniverse
    OOOooooOoOoOOoo, I'm a ghoOooOooOOOost!
    Like I said on Google +, I'm interested in a few of the games, but not CS+, since I've already played the original version and I don't think it's a game worth playing again.
    Post edited by ClockworkUniverse at 2011-12-13 15:21:34
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    lol you're my opposite
  • ClockworkUniverseClockworkUniverse
    OOOooooOoOoOOoo, I'm a ghoOooOooOOOost!
    I played the game through, and I liked it, but the new graphics, to me, look worse than the old ones, and the multiple endings are really poorly-implemented.

    I guess it's a bit above average.
  • IJBM: My credit card isn't working and the average price keeps going up without me
  • IcalasariIcalasari
    No rainbow star D:
    Want me to buy you it, funnyguts?
  • I'll get it in a few days, but thanks.
  • IcalasariIcalasari
    No rainbow star D:
    :3
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    Can someone tell me about the games in this bundle other than CS+, and why they're worth my money?
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    Wait, I just realized a BIG problem.

    I can't donate to EFF.
  • EFF isn't in this bundle, it's the Red Cross and Child's Play.

    Or are you mad because you wanted to donate to EFF and can't
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    I'm slightly annoyed that Child's Play is on there but not EFF.  EFF's goals are, at least in my opinion, more important than Child's Play's.

    That said, I'm probably not buying this bundle anyway, unless it falls below $5 and eventually contains Aquaria, in which case I'm gifting it to another friend.  Not really interested in any of these games other than CS+.  (Unlike last time, when I wanted Aquaria AND Crayon Physics Deluxe.)
    Post edited by glennmagusharvey at 2011-12-14 02:41:28
  • ForzareForzare
    Till shade is gone, till water is gone, into the Shadow with teeth bared, screaming defiance with the last breath, to spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the last Day.
    >first humble bundle to really interest me>go to website to buy it>firefox shuts down>VIRUS>spend like three hours getting rid of it>open firefox to try to buy it>laptop won't connect to the Internet>my iPod touch is fine>god fucking damn it
    I'm pretty sure something doesn't want me to buy this.
  • CrimsonCrimson
    Give us fire! Give us ruin! Give us our glory!
    ^Well, you still have like 2 weeks.
  • ForzareForzare
    Till shade is gone, till water is gone, into the Shadow with teeth bared, screaming defiance with the last breath, to spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the last Day.
    And now, if you pay more than the average, you ALSO get all the games from the Humble Bundle 3.

    :O
  • CrimsonCrimson
    Give us fire! Give us ruin! Give us our glory!
    They did that last time too. I paid more than the average so I wonder if I could get a key to give to a friend.
  • ForzareForzare
    Till shade is gone, till water is gone, into the Shadow with teeth bared, screaming defiance with the last breath, to spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the last Day.
    Just bought it, even though my good computer is probably going to be out of commission for a while.
    I wonder how many of these I can run on a crappy netbook.
  • ^All you can do is download a few and test them out. 

    ^^You do get a key if you already paid more than average, but I'm not sure if it is transferable. 
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    Last time, we had a Steam sales thread and I talked about a Humble Bundle deal.

    This time, in the Humble Bundle thread I'm gonna talk about a Steam deal.

    Recettear $4.99
    Chantelise $2.49
  • IanExMachinaIanExMachina
    I am Dr. Ned who is totally not Dr. Zed in disguise.
    Also for the Steam sale.

    Dungeons of Dredmor + DLC
    For £1.37

    Buy it.
  • CrimsonCrimson
    Give us fire! Give us ruin! Give us our glory!
    >Chantelise $2.49

    Oooh, tempting. But I've already bought Just Cause 2, Dungeons of Dredmore, and Psychonauts today.

    I guess I'll list the daily deals for today:

    • Duke Nukem Forever (75% off)
    • Dungeons Of Dredmor (75% off)
    • Half-Life franchise (75% off)
    • Modern Warfare 2 (50% off)
    • Costume Quest (75% off)
    • LEGO Batman (75% off)
    • Recettear An Item Shops Tale (75% off)
    • Red Orchestra 2: Stalingrad (50% off)
    • Sacred series (50% off)
    • Theatre Of War franchise (75% off)
    • Tropico 4 (66% off)
    • The Witcher franchise (75% off for 1, 40% off for 2)
    And here are all the achievements for today:
    • Son of a Nutcracker: Hit an opponent with a snowball in Lockdown (Spiral Knights)
    • Holiday Dinner: Cook and consume two different kinds of roast in one sitting (Psychonauts)
    • Diggle Nog!: Make some Diggle Nog. Who doesn't love a nice cold glass of Diggle Nog? (Dungeons Of Dredmor)
    • Fighting The War on Christmas: Participate in a successful territory capture on Commissars House (Red Orchestra 2: Stalingrad)
    • Megalopolis: Reach a population of 1000 (Tropico 4)
    • In The Midst Of A Cold, Dark Winter: Lose at least 30, 000 ships in a single game. (AI War: Fleet Command)

    Post edited by Crimson at 2011-12-20 16:05:30
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    It's both Chantelise and Recettear that are on sale at 25% of base price 75% off.

    I don't think Carpe Fulgur is ever going to be as generous as they were last year ($5 for Recettear with four bonuses, effectively--they only got $1 before Steam commission per pack from that).
  • ForzareForzare
    Till shade is gone, till water is gone, into the Shadow with teeth bared, screaming defiance with the last breath, to spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the last Day.
    Bastion is on sale until January 2nd, but I'm waiting to see if it goes down before I buy it.

    And also because I don't want to play it until I can play it on the big HD screen anyway.
  • ClockworkUniverseClockworkUniverse
    OOOooooOoOoOOoo, I'm a ghoOooOooOOOost!
    Went ahead and grabbed The Witcher.

    I also wound up with a coupon for 10% off a Valve game, despite having every Valve game I care about already.
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    Do you know if those coupons stack on already-discounted games?
  • ClockworkUniverseClockworkUniverse
    OOOooooOoOoOOoo, I'm a ghoOooOooOOOost!
    They do, I think. Otherwise, there wouldn't be much point to them :P
  • CrimsonCrimson
    Give us fire! Give us ruin! Give us our glory!
    ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

    I was doing the Super Meat Boy Achievement and the GAME CRASHED RIGHT WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO FINISH THE LEVEL.

    ALL. OF. MY. HATE.
  • ClockworkUniverseClockworkUniverse
    OOOooooOoOoOOoo, I'm a ghoOooOooOOOost!
    I got Psychonauts, but I don't think I have time to get the achievement right now...
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    Diggle Nog crafted; second coal piece get.  I don't feel like playing Spiral Knights again.
  • Don't worry, the Spiral Knights one took me literally 5 minutes to get.

    Also, only the Gold coupons stack on games. The rest can't be used until January 2nd, in other words after the sale is done.
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    Is the SK achievement easy for newbies to get?  Can I get the SK-themed TF2 item in the same go as well?

    And hi there, Firebert!
    Post edited by glennmagusharvey at 2011-12-20 19:14:46
  • Hello there.

    It's really easy for newbies, as is the TF2 item. After all, I got both, and according to Steam I have >2 hours of play.
  • ClockworkUniverseClockworkUniverse
    OOOooooOoOoOOoo, I'm a ghoOooOooOOOost!
    Hmmm...guess I'll install SK and go for that after The Witcher is done downloading.
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    ...okay, fine, I'll reinstall SK.
  • I'm loving all the indie bundle games I'm finally playing thanks to the holiday achievements.
  • ForzareForzare
    Till shade is gone, till water is gone, into the Shadow with teeth bared, screaming defiance with the last breath, to spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the last Day.
    Just bought Dungeons of Dredmor too.
    FUCK I'M FALLING DOWN ALL THESE DEALS
  • ClockworkUniverseClockworkUniverse
    OOOooooOoOoOOoo, I'm a ghoOooOooOOOost!
    Anyone got any recommendations for interesting games that are on sale right now?

    Personally, I'd have to recommend Recettear, which is 75% off and a very unusual title.
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    @Forzare

    All of TV Tropes and like every gamer warned you, bro.

    We all warned you about Steam sales.

    ----

    ^ Yeah.  Recettear is my favorite game there that's currently on sale for today only.

    I also have Chantelise and Portal on my wishlist.  Those are both discounted, to 2.49 and 4.99 respectively.  I might snatch up the first if there's nothing else inviting.
    Post edited by glennmagusharvey at 2011-12-20 19:31:57
  • CrimsonCrimson
    Give us fire! Give us ruin! Give us our glory!
    ^^You know what the worst part is?

    You like it, don't you?

    Also, Diggle Nog and the Super Meat Boy achievment GET! But I only have 3 lumps of coal and a 50% off Valve coupon to show for it. :\
    Post edited by Crimson at 2011-12-20 19:31:53
  • That's why I'm limiting myself to what I really "need". Which still comes out to more than $23 I don't have.
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    By the way, Good Old Games is also having a sale on a bunch of stuff.  This includes both Fallout games, which it's selling for less than Steam.

    Steam price: base price 9.99, sale price 4.99
    GOG price: base price 5.99, sale price 2.99

    (That's for each Fallout game.)

    I think I'm going to get Septerra Core from GOG, and maybe something else.

    They're also offering the Tropico Reloaded bundle, which includes two games and an add-on to one of them.  Also 2.99.
    Post edited by glennmagusharvey at 2011-12-20 19:38:04
  • ClockworkUniverseClockworkUniverse
    OOOooooOoOoOOoo, I'm a ghoOooOooOOOost!
    GOG doesn't take my credit card T_T
  • Thank God I didn't see anything I needed there. Do you want me to go broke?
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    ^^ Do you do Paypal?  I could get you something and then you could reimburse me.
  • ClockworkUniverseClockworkUniverse
    OOOooooOoOoOOoo, I'm a ghoOooOooOOOost!
    No, I don't use Paypal.
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    ^^^ I actually have a pretty tight budget for myself; liming myself to only about four discounted games in total.  Less if the money is split in wrong ways.

    Then again, it does help that the games I tend to want tend to not be the trendy stuff; it's mostly a handful of older titles and a bunch of indie games.

    Edit: Oh, speaking of wishlist...one of the possible Steam prizes is top 5 games.  brb reordering wishlist
    Post edited by glennmagusharvey at 2011-12-20 19:47:05
  • My list is 5, for a total of $23.21. Not too bad, but still...
  • glennmagusharveyglennmagusharvey
    the weight of my promises
    ...oh.

    My Steam wishlist has 23 items; there are 4 on my GOG wishlist.

    I pretty much just wishlist everything I might enjoy owning.  I don't actually plan on buying every one of them.

    Edit: lol I had "everyone one"
    Post edited by glennmagusharvey at 2011-12-20 21:08:24
  • Same here, only buying games I'd really like to play right now.
    Post edited by Firebert at 2011-12-20 19:50:56

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