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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-05-04 04:57pm
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The humble Indie Bundle

You can buy the following games in one bundle, for whatever price you think is right for them!!! Part of your payment goes to charity, the portion selectable by you even!


Games included are:
- Aquaria (great side-scrolling, underwater adventure, I really recommend it).
- Gish (a physics-heavy game)
- Lugaru HD (an updated version of Lugaru, I don't reccomend it but some might find it more fun than others)
- Penumbra Overtune (one of the rare horror games that actually deserve the title)
- World of Goo (building physics simulator, surprisingly fun).



Dungeon Keeper 3, under a different name, in the works. On kickstarter.

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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-05-08 09:18pm
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A black Wii + 2 remotes + 2 nunchucks + 1 Motionplus + 1 Sports Resort for $199 at Walmart



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-05-12 04:07pm
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Portal is free on Steam until 24 May (to celebrate Steam launching on the Mac today).



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-05-14 03:56am
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Logitech G11 Illuminated Gaming Keyboard in a dented box for $30 plus free shipping with coupon codes logi_g11_51410 and fatwallet_free410.



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-05-14 03:39pm
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Steam has Tropico 3 Steam Special Edition for 75% off, $7.50 USD, till May 21. Simulation fans enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-05-15 03:30pm
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Ah poo I got it when it was "only" 66% off (~$13). :P I recommend it though, and unfortunately the G11 keyboard is sold out. :(



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-05-26 05:07pm
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Majesty 2 is 75% off and Euro Universalis 3 Complete and Hearts of Iron 3 are both 50% off. Are the games worth getting?

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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-05-27 09:09pm
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The Majesty series is really something you need to try to see if you like. I know fileplanet has a demo. You might be better off waiting for them to come out with a Majesty 2 Gold edition (and it going on sale eventually) if you like the game, as the current game and the new DLC apparently lack a freeplay mode, and are supposedly somewhat imbalanced, from what I hear. Freeplay mode is apparently a large part of what gave the original replay value, hopefully they'll add it in future DLC. Again I recommend you track down the demo for Majesty 2, and try it yourself to decide, as it's a blend of sim like games and RTSs and thus has rather unique gameplay. If you like the gameplay/concept you may want to consider the original, Majesty Gold, as well which steam has for $10. I tried the Majesty 2 demo and liked it, I'm thinking about grabbing the original whilst taking my own advice regarding Majesty 2. Final note the original apparently uses the Power Regulator Scheduler (maybe registration?) and gets picked up as Malware by MS brand security software, removing it apparently causes no problems.

I believe Shep has A HoI III review thread around here somewhere.

Finally, Steam has DoW II, the expansion Chaos Rising, and DoWII Gold on sale 50% off ($15,$15,$20 respectively) this weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-05-27 09:17pm
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Majesty 2 didn't solve any of the Majesty problems (such as awful level design and extremely limited management depth). If you play a demo you'll basically have played the whole game; there just aren't that many decisions to be made beyond 'spam rangers' and 'quick buy all upgrades'.

If the screen wasn't so small, I'd prefer Majesty itself.



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-05-28 02:22am
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Ah crap I bought. Oh well, only 7.50. Shep's HoI 3 review mostly pointed out the fact the game was an unplayable mess of bugs. Although Steam ended the sale for HoI and EU 3 so it doesn't really matter now.

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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-06-11 11:14pm
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Bethesda games are half price on Steam. As is TF2.

More importantly:

Dangerous High School Girls In Trouble! is now Mac and PC on Steam. It's a little odd at times in terms of gameplay, but has one of the best, actually mature (not just BLOOD AND TITS! mature) plots in gaming.



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-06-17 09:36pm
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This deal probably deserves it's own thread as much as that Wii deal that sold out in an hour, but I'll post it here:

Target is clearing out it's stock of Xbox 360s at ridiculous prices. Currently they're selling the Arcade (no hard drive) version plus a $50 Target gift card for $130. It may come without a hard drive, but you can take that gift card and buy a 16gb flash drive and then use that as storage for it.

That deal is only available in stores though, if you want to purchase it online you'll have to get the Spring 2010 Bundle that includes Banjo Kazooie and Viva Pinata plus a $30 gift card for $150.



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-06-17 09:42pm
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Current-model 360s are getting cut down all over the world, and being offered ridiculous prices in trade for the new model. It's a good time to upgrade; in Brisbane I can get a $220 trade for an Elite.



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my first manager and I spent the better part of an hour in his office asking an insanely hot female employee to go through the "B" authors in the Lit section. Why? Because that would make her climb up on the ladder right where the security camera was and gave us a perfect view of her perfect gazongas
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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-06-18 03:25am
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YEah, I'm looking at just getting an Elite for cheaps and shifting my other 360 to another room to be a media centre PC there.



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-06-18 04:16am
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YEah, I'm looking at just getting an Elite for cheaps and shifting my other 360 to another room to be a media centre PC there.


Or you could trade your dying/old 360 and get a slim that's quieter and (lol) less likely to die, then spend the money you saved on an actual media player thingo for $80.



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my first manager and I spent the better part of an hour in his office asking an insanely hot female employee to go through the "B" authors in the Lit section. Why? Because that would make her climb up on the ladder right where the security camera was and gave us a perfect view of her perfect gazongas
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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-06-19 04:06am
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But the problem then becomes -how much can I get (if anything) on trade-in for a 360 with a dead optical drive?

And yeah, I am going to hold out for the "slim", mainly because the good Elite bundles at local JBs are all gone already.



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-06-24 11:00am
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Are you an IT Professional? Do you have a burning need to operate Microsoft software for evaluation purposes?


TechNet Standard subscriptions are now at the low price of $199! and mostly only excludes Enterprise/big business versions of their software.



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-06-24 03:24pm
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It looks like steam has a massive sale on absolutely everything at the moment, as well as daily deals.



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-06-24 08:19pm
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It looks like steam has a massive sale on absolutely everything at the moment, as well as daily deals.

Can anyone recommend some of the 53 RPGs they have for sale there? I've been hankering for something other than Diablo 2.



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-06-24 08:36pm
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GAME AU is currently offering insane $250 trades on 120gb Elites; a 360 Slim can be had for $199.

I'm getting mine, oh yes. It's like a cheap replacement for my massively dead controller!



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-06-24 11:35pm
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In addition, GAME AU are currently going BANANAS with clearance stock. Games starting from $2 (for really shit ones) and useful stuff like charging docks w/2 battery packs from $8.

It varies from store to store (price as well as stock), but well worth checking out.

I snaffled RF:G for PC for $8 as on my TV it just looked muddy and blurry, plus it's still not on trade-in exclusion lists...

Speaking of trade-ins, GAME are also doing 1:1 trade ins on some titles right now



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-07-01 04:20pm
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From July 6 to July 12th, Xbox Live is doing some "Liveapalooza" promotion. Certain Rock Band packs will get some pretty massive discounts. The albums in particular will actually be cheaper to purchase in the game than if you went to the store and bought the physical disc.

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AFI Pack 1 (680 MSP 440 MSP)
Beautiful Thieves
End Transmission
Medicate
Love Like Winter
The Leaving Song, Pt. II

Blink 182 Pack 2 (440 MSP 240 MSP)
Adam’s Song
First Date
I Miss You

Boston Pack 1 (800MSP 440 MSP)
Hitch a Ride
More Than a Feeling
Peace of Mind
Rock and Roll Band
Smokin’
Something About You

Disturbed Pack 1 (440MSP 240 MSP)
Indestructible
Inside the Fire
Perfect Insanity

Foo Fighters – “The Colour and the Shape” Album (1600MSP 800 MSP)
Doll
Enough Space
February Stars
Hey, Johnny Park!
Monkey Wrench
My Hero
My Poor Brain
New Way Home
See You
Up in Arms
Walking After You
Wind Up

Going Country Pack 1 (680MSP 440 MSP)
Brad Paisley – Mud on the Tires
Brooks & Dunn – Hillbilly Deluxe
Dierks Bentley – Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)
Dixie Chicks – Sin Wagon
Miranda Lambert – Gunpowder & Lead

Green Day Pack 1 (440MSP 240 MSP)
21 Guns
Know Your Enemy
East Jesus Nowhere

The Killers Pack 1 (440MSP 240 MSP)
Mr. Brightside
Smile Like You Mean It
Spaceman

Megadeth – “Peace Sells…but Who’s Buying?” Album (880MSP 440 MSP)
Bad Omen
Devil’s Island
Good Mourning/Black Friday
I Ain’t Superstitious
My Last Words
The Conjuring
Wake Up Dead

Metallica Pack 1 (440MSP 240 MSP)
…And Justice for All
Blackened
Ride the Lightning

Nirvana Pack 1 (880MSP 440 MSP)
Breed
Lounge Act
On a Plain
Polly
Something in the Way
Stay Away
Territorial Pissings

Oasis – “Wonderwall” (160MSP 80 MSP)

Pearl Jam – “Backspacer” Album (1440MSP 800 MSP)
Gonna See My Friend
Got Some
The Fixer
Johnny Guitar
Just Breathe
Amongst the Waves
Unthought Known
Supersonic
Speed of Sound
Force of Nature
The End

Pearl Jam – “Ten” Album (1440MSP 800 MSP)
Once
Even Flow
Why Go
Black
Jeremy
Oceans
Porch
Garden
Deep
Release
Master/Slave

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” Album (1600MSP 800 MSP)
Apache Rose
Peacock
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Breaking the Girl
Funky Monks
I Could Have Lied
If You Have to Ask
Mellowship
Slinky in B Major
My Lovely Man
Naked in the Rain
Sir Psycho Sexy
Suck My Kiss
The Greeting Song
The Power of Equality
The Righteous and the Wicked
They’re Red Hot
Under the Bridge

Slipknot Pack 01 (440MSP 240 MSP)
Duality
Psychosocial
Sulfur

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Live Anthology Pack 1 (800MSP 440 MSP)
A Thing About You (Live)
American Girl (Live)
Even the Losers (Live)
Here Comes My Girl (Live)
Mary Jane’s Last Dance (Live)
Refugee (Live)

Weezer – “Buddy Holly” (160MSP 80 MSP)

The Best of The Who Rock Band Edition (1600MSP 800 MSP)
Amazing Journey
Baba O’Riley
Behind Blue Eyes
Eminence Front
Going Mobile
Leaving Here
My Generation (Live at Leeds)
Real Good Looking Boy
Sea and Sand
Summertime Blues (Live at Leeds)
Who Are You
Young Man Blues (Live at Leeds)

Wolfmother Pack 1 (680MSP 440 MSP)
White Unicorn
Woman
Pilgrim
New Moon Rising
Sundial



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Alien Swarm is currently free to everyone with a Steam account.



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 Post subject: Re: The bargain bin - steam, electronics etc. PostPosted: 2010-07-20 08:30am
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All Paradox games are currently 50% off on Gamersgate
That includes, amongst others...

Europa Universalis franchise
Hearts of Iron franchise
Victoria
Crusader Kings
Sword of the Stars
Majesty
Mount & Blade
Penumbra
Elven Legacy
East India Company



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