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Janus67

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Thinking about getting the Dead Space pack... Has anyone played either of the games and are they worth getting?

If you are into horror/suspense types of games you will likely really enjoy it. It isn't my bag so I haven't looked into them, but people that like those games rave about the series.
 
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RedDragonXXX

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Its good thing I waited, just picked up Dead Space 2 for $5 :thup:

Ohh and I'm a big fan of the genre. Doom 3 and Fear are one of my favorite games of all time.

EDIT Also picked up Dead Space for another $5.
 
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pwnmachine

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^ lol

Steam sale is pretty awesome, gives me a chance to buy the games I never got around to or just didn't have time...
 
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RedDragonXXX

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I think I'll wait for next sale's event before I pick it up. I looked at my bank account last night and I've spent way to much money on this summer sale.

Damn you Gabe :bang head
 

Firey_chasm

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I think I'll wait for next sale's event before I pick it up. I looked at my bank account last night and I've spent way to much money on this summer sale.

Damn you Gabe :bang head

same here. The steam sales trick us! I wonder how much money is made. I have to say hats off to valve though, there must be a huge peak in people browsing and buying this week and I havent noticed any crashing/slow downs etc.
 
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I love how EA's exec's are criticizing Valve for their huge discounts on games saying that it "cheapens intellectual property" of game developers :confused:

Coming from a consumer point of view I have spent little over $100 during this Summer sale and the amount I would have spent for these games at their regular price at this span of time would have probably been $0. How's that for cheapening the intellectual property :D
 

Firey_chasm

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I love how EA's exec's are criticizing Valve for their huge discounts on games saying that it "cheapens intellectual property" of game developers :confused:

Coming from a consumer point of view I have spent little over $100 during this Summer sale and the amount I would have spent for these games at their regular price at this span of time would have probably been $0. How's that for cheapening the intellectual property :D

ditto, exactly. 90% of my steam list I wouldnt own at all if it wasnt for steam sales. I certainly would never have bought them at normal retail. I would also say 50% of my steam account is currently unplayed (all games I want to play just havent had time) a steam sale at some point made me take the plunge and spend money on them!
 

Janus67

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I can kind of see where they are coming from in that it gives people the notion to 'just wait for the steam-[insert winter/summer here] sale and get it for 50%+ off'. Now generally a lot of these games have been on sale for these prices over time, just not in a period of 2 weeks.
 

MattNo5ss

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My list from the sale so far...

  • Dungeon Siege 1, 2, 3
  • Legend of Grimrock (VERY awesome old school dungeon crawler)
  • Witcher 1, 2 Enhanced Editions
  • Fallout New Vegas Ultimate (cheaper than buying DLC for my PS3 version)
  • Dragon Age Origins Ultimate (already own original, but cheaper than buying the DLC alone)
  • Portal 1, 2
  • Trine 2

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Janus67

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Just bought a few more - current list of games bought this sale:
  • The Civilization Collection (Civ 3, Civ 4 + expansions, Civ 5 + DLC [minus gods+kings or w/e]
  • Magicka - 2 copies one for me and my wife
  • Hitman Collection
  • Assassins Creed 2 + Brotherhood
 

JU571N

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I love how EA's exec's are criticizing Valve for their huge discounts on games saying that it "cheapens intellectual property" of game developers :confused:

Coming from a consumer point of view I have spent little over $100 during this Summer sale and the amount I would have spent for these games at their regular price at this span of time would have probably been $0. How's that for cheapening the intellectual property :D

Valve said that pre-orders are actually up since they've been doing these massive sales so EA doesn't know wtf they're talking about. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...ales-cheapen-intellectual-property-accusation
 

jaymz9350

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Coming from a consumer point of view I have spent little over $100 during this Summer sale and the amount I would have spent for these games at their regular price at this span of time would have probably been $0. How's that for cheapening the intellectual property :D

Same here. There are quite a few games I've picked up on these sales that I would never have bought otherwise, as well as some I already own for PC or older games I had on consoles (and bought at full release price) that I grabbed just for the convenience of having them on steam.
 

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I love how EA's exec's are criticizing Valve for their huge discounts on games saying that it "cheapens intellectual property" of game developers :confused:

Coming from a consumer point of view I have spent little over $100 during this Summer sale and the amount I would have spent for these games at their regular price at this span of time would have probably been $0. How's that for cheapening the intellectual property :D

This is why i will not buy anymore EA products. I think there are two different kinds of companies in the digital business. One that understands how to sell something, one that don't of course.

I love steam, I'm a steam fan boi lol. For me these deals mean I get to actually buy a game. With the recession, family medical issues etc. I do not have lots of cash I buy but one full price game a year (my limit). These sales allow me to pick up a title or two for 5 or 10 bucks that I normally would not be able to afford, or had no interest in till it hit that price. Also 95% of the games I have I would not own most likely if it was not for the sales on them, because I only have a little to work with I'd only buy the main game that i'm interested in and that would be it. I mean ya I might pay 5 bucks say for said game, they company that made it lets say only makes a dollar profit off the sale. Well that's a dollar more then you would have because I never would of bought it. If the games great hey maybe your 2nd or 3rd or whatever will be my $50-$60 dollar purchase this year. Now you just made more money that you otherwise would of not gotten from consumers.

Steam will always get my money. What little of it there is lol, but it will always be for them period. Plus i love valves game because they are not trying to soak me with dlc passes, like cod or bf series does.

Anyway so far bought portal 2, now I'm hanging back lookin for another 5 dollar title something online probably. Was actually thinking about grabbing the original CS because I never really played it.

Also steam coming to linux! I mainly spend my cash on valve only games, so this will be great can move to linux period and stay there hopefully.
 
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JU571N

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Also steam coming to linux! I mainly spend my cash on valve only games, so this will be great can move to linux period and stay there hopefully.

I really hope this encourages more big developers to start making Linux ports. A lot of the small indie companies do it already but with Steam and the Source engine being ported to Linux, it might tell the big developers/publishers that there really is a market for Linux games. I don't want to be stuck using Metro when Windows 7 becomes too obsolete.

Saints Row: The Third franchise pack is 87% off ($13.29 USD) right now. I don't know if it's a screw up or not but that's a pretty damn good deal, even if most of the DLC isn't that great. It was 75% off ($24.00 USD) earlier in the week. CoD:MW3 was very briefly up for 75% off (still overpriced if you ask me) too.