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Title: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 18, 2012, 04:17:07 PM
Looks like some sales starting to happen, bunch here amazon.  Nothing overly interesting for me, but maybe for others.

The onslaught of sales begins:)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=br_lf_m_1000716161_pglink_1?ie=UTF8&docId=1000716161&plgroup=1&plpage=1
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Gusington on November 18, 2012, 05:40:01 PM
Some gems in there, but a lot with 1-2 stars too. Never even heard of the Victorian Admirals series...but I think I know why.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Staggerwing on November 18, 2012, 06:01:28 PM
Some gems in there, but a lot with 1-2 stars too. Never even heard of the Victorian Admirals series...but I think I know why.

Bismarck did a review a while back IIRC. The games are all tactical.

How are the Brothers in Arms games?
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 18, 2012, 06:03:56 PM
Some gems in there, but a lot with 1-2 stars too. Never even heard of the Victorian Admirals series...but I think I know why.

Bismarck did a review a while back IIRC. The games are all tactical.

How are the Brothers in Arms games?

I really enjoyed them when they came out...can't go wrong for a couple of dollars.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 18, 2012, 08:04:33 PM
Some gems in there, but a lot with 1-2 stars too. Never even heard of the Victorian Admirals series...but I think I know why.

Bismarck did a review a while back IIRC. The games are all tactical.

How are the Brothers in Arms games?

Pretty decent. Note that the third one, Hell's Highway, is a lot different from the first two. The first two were about moving a few units around to flank and take out enemies (as well as being an FPS). The third one had that but was much more straight up action oriented.

the second one (Earned in Blood) might have been the best. It was also hard as Hell in places because the AI was aggressive about flanking and chucking grenades.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Bismarck on November 18, 2012, 09:01:22 PM
Some gems in there, but a lot with 1-2 stars too. Never even heard of the Victorian Admirals series...but I think I know why.

The whole series that includes Victorian Admirals cover an otherwise neglected niche. I have nits to pick but, on the whole, they're very good.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Nefaro on November 19, 2012, 05:23:19 AM
Bismarck enjoys them, but as a dissenting voice I'll add a couple big complaints I have. 

You don't do anything but navigate a few lead ships.  It still tends to keep you busy since you issue a rudder turn & set the speed on the lead ship of each line and have to cycle between the groups.  But it's all about jockeying the helm to keep a decent position.  Everything else is run by the AI and feedback is very sparse, even.

While it has a campaign, it's just a series of point-buy battles with carryover, in open seas, and you only have about 5-6 ship classes to choose from. 

I felt like they could've really had an interesting system if they would've taken the first turn-based game they released, set during the american civil war, and expanded upon that system with more detail (and lower the turn scale regarding time as that was the big complaint about it).  Instead the devs changed the game into a real-time game where you set steering orders and watch the very slow action being carried out by the AI.

It's unique in that it covers late 19th century naval warfare.  But be warned that the gameplay, notably in the real-time versions, can be very slow and uninvolving.  :-\

Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Nefaro on November 19, 2012, 05:25:15 AM
I see Armada 2526 Gold is something like $6. 

They have a lot of older stuff for dirt cheap, so it's worth the time to dig through to see if there may be anything your game hording rear missed, before.  :P

Does anyone still play the original Red Orchestra ($2.49)?  I think I saw it on the Steam Grogerry groups' multiplayer vote, so wondered if the whole community around that oldie moved on to RO2 yet.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Gusington on November 19, 2012, 06:03:04 AM
^ Yeah it's RO1 we are thinking about for MP.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Nefaro on November 19, 2012, 06:10:20 AM
Gamersgate just tossed up some of their first Thanksgiving sale stuff.

Torchlight 2 for 25% off, Fallen Enchantress 33% off, WK40K Space Marine 75% off, etc etc

Make me wonder if I can actually check out there yet..   >:(
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Bismarck on November 19, 2012, 09:48:40 AM
Bismarck enjoys them, but as a dissenting voice I'll add a couple big complaints I have. 

You don't do anything but navigate a few lead ships.  It still tends to keep you busy since you issue a rudder turn & set the speed on the lead ship of each line and have to cycle between the groups.  But it's all about jockeying the helm to keep a decent position.  Everything else is run by the AI and feedback is very sparse, even.

While it has a campaign, it's just a series of point-buy battles with carryover, in open seas, and you only have about 5-6 ship classes to choose from. 

I felt like they could've really had an interesting system if they would've taken the first turn-based game they released, set during the american civil war, and expanded upon that system with more detail (and lower the turn scale regarding time as that was the big complaint about it).  Instead the devs changed the game into a real-time game where you set steering orders and watch the very slow action being carried out by the AI.

It's unique in that it covers late 19th century naval warfare.  But be warned that the gameplay, notably in the real-time versions, can be very slow and uninvolving.  :-\


A turn-based system wouldn't work without a defensive fire option for the non-phasing side. Following the lead ship was how it was done, even into 1944. You want a fantasy game?
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Nefaro on November 19, 2012, 10:00:56 AM
Bismarck enjoys them, but as a dissenting voice I'll add a couple big complaints I have. 

You don't do anything but navigate a few lead ships.  It still tends to keep you busy since you issue a rudder turn & set the speed on the lead ship of each line and have to cycle between the groups.  But it's all about jockeying the helm to keep a decent position.  Everything else is run by the AI and feedback is very sparse, even.

While it has a campaign, it's just a series of point-buy battles with carryover, in open seas, and you only have about 5-6 ship classes to choose from. 

I felt like they could've really had an interesting system if they would've taken the first turn-based game they released, set during the american civil war, and expanded upon that system with more detail (and lower the turn scale regarding time as that was the big complaint about it).  Instead the devs changed the game into a real-time game where you set steering orders and watch the very slow action being carried out by the AI.

It's unique in that it covers late 19th century naval warfare.  But be warned that the gameplay, notably in the real-time versions, can be very slow and uninvolving.  :-\


A turn-based system wouldn't work without a defensive fire option for the non-phasing side. Following the lead ship was how it was done, even into 1944. You want a fantasy game?

Did I mention that the turn-based one was perfect?  They needed to fix it up & expand it, which includes improving the TBS mechanics. 

Turning it into a real-time wargame of steering was the wrong way to go IMO.   Now we're just jockeying the wheel and the engine telegraph.  :-[

Fortunately the Steam & Iron system will likely go pre-WWI eras sometime in the future so it will probably encompass some of the later 19th century vessels.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Tuna on November 19, 2012, 10:28:07 AM
RO. 1 has a great mod that comes with it, Darkest Hour. It let's you battle on the Western Front.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Nefaro on November 19, 2012, 11:52:27 AM
RO. 1 has a great mod that comes with it, Darkest Hour. It let's you battle on the Western Front.

I was just wondering if the overall multiplayer population was still pretty decent since RO2 has also been out for awhile now.  Did a lot of them jump ship to the new one?  It would suck to pick up the oldie (RO1) to find that there are only a couple servers booming at any time and only full of cheating hacks.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: LongBlade on November 19, 2012, 12:32:25 PM
RO. 1 has a great mod that comes with it, Darkest Hour. It let's you battle on the Western Front.

I was just wondering if the overall multiplayer population was still pretty decent since RO2 has also been out for awhile now.  Did a lot of them jump ship to the new one?  It would suck to pick up the oldie (RO1) to find that there are only a couple servers booming at any time and only full of cheating hacks.

I don't know who is playing RO1. RO2 heavily outsold RO1 but in my informal conversations with RO1 vets it just didn't really scratch our itch. It had all the right parts but they didn't come together as well. I *suspect* it is the map size. RO1 had relatively tiny maps. RO2 had huge spaces. More often than not you'd get shot without ever seeing your opponent. RO2 could be a better game if you can get real squad-like tactics: smoke placed well, coordinated movement. But I never felt I got a good handle on RO2 other than camping and waiting for someone to cross your field of fire. Might be realistic, but far less fun.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 19, 2012, 12:48:36 PM
That's interesting regarding the maps.  I've mostly heard the opposite from the group I play with.  They liked the fact that the RO1 maps offered up a lot more variety and had more open spaces.  The general consensus was that the maps in RO2 suffered from a lack of variety.  They're almost all focused on urban combat in Stalingrad, so the battles generally revolve around a few choke points with most of the fighting either up close where SMGs rule, or long range camping and sniping/machine gunning.

I have been on a bit of an RO2 kick recently.  I think it's a pretty decent game but it really does need a wider variety of maps and the inclusion of more vehicles.   Iron Front 1944's online play is quite good, but the pumpkinhead bug puts Soviet players at a huge disadvantage.
 
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Kushan on November 19, 2012, 12:55:06 PM
Gamersgate has Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion for 19.99 (50%) off for the next 12 hours.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: LongBlade on November 19, 2012, 01:23:24 PM
That's interesting regarding the maps.  I've mostly heard the opposite from the group I play with.  They liked the fact that the RO1 maps offered up a lot more variety and had more open spaces.  The general consensus was that the maps in RO2 suffered from a lack of variety.  They're almost all focused on urban combat in Stalingrad, so the battles generally revolve around a few choke points with most of the fighting either up close where SMGs rule, or long range camping and sniping/machine gunning.

I have been on a bit of an RO2 kick recently.  I think it's a pretty decent game but it really does need a wider variety of maps and the inclusion of more vehicles.   Iron Front 1944's online play is quite good, but the pumpkinhead bug puts Soviet players at a huge disadvantage.
 

Hey, the map comment is me after spending no more than about an hour with the game. I could be off. That was just a gut check after not really falling in love with it.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: tgb on November 19, 2012, 02:02:09 PM
This seemed the appropriate thread:

(http://i.imgur.com/AiX0O.jpg)
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Staggerwing on November 19, 2012, 05:47:28 PM
RO. 1 has a great mod that comes with it, Darkest Hour. It let's you battle on the Western Front.

Isn't Mare Nostrum based on RO as well? North Africa! That was fun to play.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Gusington on November 19, 2012, 06:01:57 PM
That cartoon is...disturbing.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: LongBlade on November 19, 2012, 06:02:25 PM
RO. 1 has a great mod that comes with it, Darkest Hour. It let's you battle on the Western Front.

Isn't Mare Nostrum based on RO as well? North Africa! That was fun to play.

Yes. I never played it, but it was part of that whole deal.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Bison on November 19, 2012, 06:07:16 PM
RO. 1 has a great mod that comes with it, Darkest Hour. It let's you battle on the Western Front.

Isn't Mare Nostrum based on RO as well? North Africa! That was fun to play.

Yes. I never played it, but it was part of that whole deal.

It's one of the mods for the base game.  Of the mods Darkest Hour usually had more players but it's also been a few years since I played frequently.  Not sure how it's changed over the years.
Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: steve58 on November 20, 2012, 06:56:06 AM
Gratuitous Tank Battles on sale ($4.79) at Gamersgate for the next 18 hours...

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-GTB/gratuitous-tank-battles

Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Nefaro on November 20, 2012, 08:26:53 AM
Gratuitous Tank Battles on sale ($4.79) at Gamersgate for the next 18 hours...

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-GTB/gratuitous-tank-battles

Isn't that basically a real-time tower defense game? 

I've enjoyed Gratuitous Space Battles, especially after getting the whole set.  I hear the latest update even allows you to control some of your ships during combat albeit only in the one-off games.  I thought it was fine as-is with all the pre-battle planning being the focus, but some were screaming for it.
Title: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Wolfe1759 on November 20, 2012, 10:22:17 AM
GOG 5 Games for $10 (or about £6.30 in proper money)

If I hadn't already got them I'd be buying from the selection they give you:

Torchlight
Uplink : Hacker Elite
Geneforge 1-5
Defcon
Trine

Not bad for the price of a couple of pints.
Title: Re: GOG 5 Games for $10 (or about £6.30 in proper money)
Post by: Huw the Poo on November 20, 2012, 10:53:30 AM
Yeah not bad at all.  Torchlight is a competent Diablo-em-up, Uplink and Defcon are two fantastic games by Introversion, Trine is a very pretty and fun platformer.  I haven't tried the Geneforge games but I've heard nothing but good things about them.
Title: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 20, 2012, 11:02:02 AM
Sales are popping out all over...

http://strategyfirst.com/games/2681-strategy-first-thanksgiving-bundle.html

Bundle Includes:

At this price I'm tempted to grab this...anyone got any experience buying from SF?  any DRM issues? 
Title: Re: StrategyFirst Thanksgiving Bundle for $4.99
Post by: JasonPratt on November 20, 2012, 11:34:29 AM
Wait, what?

If that's really the same as the Matrix version, Operation Star (much moreso with two DLC) might be worth the price alone even if it has screwy DRM!

Heck, even on Strategy First's own site the three games sell for $50.

(Speaking of, where is Kharkov anyway?)
Title: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: PanzersEast on November 20, 2012, 12:06:36 PM
It looks like the Steam Autumn sale will be November 21-27, and Winter sale Dec 20-Jan 4.  There was not a mid-week or daily deal so this could be the case for the Autumn sale.... of course nothing is final until it shows up on the Steam page.


PE
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 20, 2012, 01:03:22 PM
I see Cities in Motion up for today's daily deal.  (Is that thing ever not on sale?  All the add-ons for it are the cockroaches of the special offer lists.)
Title: Re: StrategyFirst Thanksgiving Bundle for $4.99
Post by: eyebiter on November 20, 2012, 01:03:52 PM
So is the download through Gamers Gate?  The link goes to a payment website called Ejunkie?
Title: Re: StrategyFirst Thanksgiving Bundle for $4.99
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 20, 2012, 01:14:35 PM
I bought Space Empires IV through them a few years back and had a hell of a time getting it to download.  They sent me something called "GetRight" and a code and the damned thing kept crashing during the download.  My memory is pretty hazy but I think it limited me to 9 download attempts and then shut down.  It took a few days and several back-and-forth emails to get things sorted out.  Hopefully they've updated their distribution service since then. 
Title: Re: StrategyFirst Thanksgiving Bundle for $4.99
Post by: steve58 on November 20, 2012, 01:48:29 PM
Well, I decided for $5 I'd go ahead and give it a shot.  The process so far has been somewhat painful, to say the least.  After paying through Paypal, I was sent to a page (powered by e-junkie...whoever/whatever they are).  I downloaded each file, but they are apparently downloader files, only about 500K each.  My Norton AV flagged each and every one as problems, so I had to un-quarantine all of them.  After running Malwarebyte (just to be sure) I fired off the first one for Victorian Admirals Anthology.  Looks like its only about 186MB, so it should download pretty quick right?  Well apparently this GetRightToGo crapware they are using for distribution is just that, crapware.  Looks like its going to take an hour to download this one file.  I guess I'll get the games in the end (hopefully, becasue the links expire after 5 attempts), but this will be my last purchase from SF.

Sorry I posted this sale....stay away...far away  >:(
Title: Re: StrategyFirst Thanksgiving Bundle for $4.99
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 20, 2012, 02:07:03 PM
Hopefully GetRight won't keep stalling on you like mine did.  It would somehow screw up my wireless connection and I'd have to restart the PC to get internet access again.  (I have the same problem now with the WarThunder downloader but thankfully I now have a USB connection for my wireless so I can just unplug it and plug it back in to reset it.)

Sounds like GetRight is still garbage though.
Title: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: Sigma One on November 20, 2012, 03:20:29 PM
Hello gents,

I'm hoping to post this to beat any other guy that usually posts our news before I do!

Starting today and going until January 14, 2013, we have our holiday sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine on a whole bunch of titles.

There's a huge list that can be found on our site:

Slitherine (http://slitherine.com/news/item530)
Matrix Games (http://matrixgames.com/news/982/Matrix.Games.Holiday.Sale.is.Here!)


If I don't talk to anyone then, I'd like to wish you gents a fine and happy Thanksgiving!

Title: Re: StrategyFirst Thanksgiving Bundle for $4.99
Post by: steve58 on November 20, 2012, 03:32:42 PM
^Thankfully, its not stalling, just incredibly slow ...

I'm already an hour into a 3+ hour download of the first of four files for Achtung Panzer Operation Star... :o

Hopefully the slowness is just because everyone else bought the bundle and are downloading.  Maybe it'll be faster tomorrow  :-\
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: LongBlade on November 20, 2012, 04:29:05 PM
Thanks, Scott. Happy Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: Rayfer on November 20, 2012, 04:37:02 PM
Excellent news....!!
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 20, 2012, 05:33:09 PM
Probably just me, but nothing jumps out at me as exciting this year.  I have everything I have wanted to get at Matrix so far.  However, still very much likely to get the WW1 game at some point regardless of the sale.
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: steve58 on November 20, 2012, 05:52:55 PM
^I feel pretty much the same.  I always look forward to their yearly holiday sales, but I've pretty much have gotten almost everything from their catalog I wanted (including my recent purchase of CTGW).  About the only item on the list I'd still be interested in is World at War: A World Divided, but not for $26.
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 20, 2012, 06:02:29 PM
^I feel pretty much the same.  I always look forward to their yearly holiday sales, but I've pretty much have gotten almost everything from their catalog I wanted (including my recent purchase of CTGW).  About the only item on the list I'd still be interested in is World at War: A World Divided, but not for $26.

Yep, that is the other part for me.....cost savings is never that great.  If I really wanted the game earlier in the year, saving $12 would not be enough to make me hold out until the holiday sale.  I know these games are a niche so likely not to change and that is fine.  I am sure some folks will see value.
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: JasonPratt on November 20, 2012, 06:12:40 PM
Yep, basically if I wanted the games I got them already at full price. That's actually a compliment on the quality of the games they offer. :)

Having said that, I do see a few I haven't picked up yet. Strictly speaking I'm glutted already of course, but I just realized Matrix carries a PC version of DVG's "Hornet Leader" (with worse graphics than the current iteration of the card game...  ;) ): I might take advantage of the sale to check out the gameplay as a sort of low-cost demo of the system.

Also, I haven't picked up Decisive Campaigns: From Warsaw to Paris yet. Although I probably won't pick it up this year anyway (or the sequel), just because I already have so many other things to try.

Nothing but love for y'all at Matrix, Scott!--thanks for the sale news!  8)
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: TheCommandTent on November 20, 2012, 06:22:27 PM
Its nice to see the sale running so long so there is time to decided and save up for games as well as ask for them under the tree at Christmas.
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: TheCommandTent on November 20, 2012, 06:25:46 PM
So many sales, so little money.
Title: Re: StrategyFirst Thanksgiving Bundle for $4.99
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 20, 2012, 11:16:50 PM
Strategy First is one of those weird publishers that whenever I hear their name my first reaction is always "They're still in business?" Seriously, what do they actually DO?
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: Nefaro on November 21, 2012, 01:56:32 AM
So many sales, so little time and money.

I fixed it for ya!  :P
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: Tuna on November 21, 2012, 05:04:59 AM
I agree, the one's I've wanted I've grabbed in sales in the past or at full price.. Right now only two on my list are CTGW and CCPiF...

I mean I have interests in others, like Steel Panthers, but at 45 dollars, still a big "No Way".. Funny you can get the two above games which are newer at 39 bucks.. but a 10 year plus old game that looks like crap on  your monitor costs more, even on sale!
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: ArizonaTank on November 21, 2012, 05:19:43 AM
^I feel pretty much the same.  I always look forward to their yearly holiday sales, but I've pretty much have gotten almost everything from their catalog I wanted (including my recent purchase of CTGW).  About the only item on the list I'd still be interested in is World at War: A World Divided, but not for $26.

Yep, that is the other part for me.....cost savings is never that great.  If I really wanted the game earlier in the year, saving $12 would not be enough to make me hold out until the holiday sale.  I know these games are a niche so likely not to change and that is fine.  I am sure some folks will see value.

+1  They never put the new titles on sale, and I already have the old ones.   
Title: Re: StrategyFirst Thanksgiving Bundle for $4.99
Post by: Shelldrake on November 21, 2012, 05:55:37 AM
Well, I decided for $5 I'd go ahead and give it a shot.  The process so far has been somewhat painful, to say the least.  After paying through Paypal, I was sent to a page (powered by e-junkie...whoever/whatever they are).  I downloaded each file, but they are apparently downloader files, only about 500K each.  My Norton AV flagged each and every one as problems, so I had to un-quarantine all of them.  After running Malwarebyte (just to be sure) I fired off the first one for Victorian Admirals Anthology.  Looks like its only about 186MB, so it should download pretty quick right?  Well apparently this GetRightToGo crapware they are using for distribution is just that, crapware.  Looks like its going to take an hour to download this one file.  I guess I'll get the games in the end (hopefully, becasue the links expire after 5 attempts), but this will be my last purchase from SF.

Sorry I posted this sale....stay away...far away  >:(

Thanks for the warning. Too bad as some of those games looked interesting.
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: TheCommandTent on November 21, 2012, 06:19:13 AM
So many sales, so little time and money.

I fixed it for ya!  :P

Ain't that the truth.
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: Greybriar on November 21, 2012, 07:13:09 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, Scott. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.
Title: Re: StrategyFirst Thanksgiving Bundle for $4.99
Post by: steve58 on November 21, 2012, 07:31:36 AM
Just a quick update... 

Download speed is definitely much faster this morning than it was yesterday afternoon/evening.  It may have been just their server(s) getting bogged down from the initial sale response.  I'm trying to finish downloading all the games this morning before things possibly deteriorate again (ain't it great to be able to work from home :) ).  Also I've yet to install any of the games, so hopefully I won't run into any issues when I'm ready :-\

It may still be worthwhile to get this bundle, just expect to have to spend some extra time and effort to download everything.
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: Sigma One on November 21, 2012, 08:43:22 AM
^I feel pretty much the same.  I always look forward to their yearly holiday sales, but I've pretty much have gotten almost everything from their catalog I wanted (including my recent purchase of CTGW).  About the only item on the list I'd still be interested in is World at War: A World Divided, but not for $26.

Yep, that is the other part for me.....cost savings is never that great.  If I really wanted the game earlier in the year, saving $12 would not be enough to make me hold out until the holiday sale.  I know these games are a niche so likely not to change and that is fine.  I am sure some folks will see value.

+1  They never put the new titles on sale, and I already have the old ones.

Yes, we generally don't put recent or current-years on sale.
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: Tpek on November 21, 2012, 08:54:07 AM
Just a quick semi-OT question.
Is there a way to redownload games I bought from Matrix in the past?
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: Nefaro on November 21, 2012, 08:59:55 AM
Just a quick semi-OT question.
Is there a way to redownload games I bought from Matrix in the past?

Log in with your "Members" account on the Matrix site. 

Register you serial numbers with the games you own.

At the main Members page, there is a Download link on the right-most list that has downloads for installers. 

I'm not sure if all installer packages are there or not, but it looks like most if not all.  I recently entered my old SOW:Gettysburg serial and downloaded the new 1.50 Matrix installer to be sure no wonkiness was left over from patching the pre-Matrix version (there was in that I had to manually clean out the registry to fully uninstall the old frankenstein mix).   Anyway.. I was very happy to see that they've made it so easy to re-download your full installer these days.
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: Tpek on November 21, 2012, 09:13:21 AM
Just a quick semi-OT question.
Is there a way to redownload games I bought from Matrix in the past?

Log in with your "Members" account on the Matrix site. 

Register you serial numbers with the games you own.

At the main Members page, there is a Download link on the right-most list that has downloads for installers. 

I'm not sure if all installer packages are there or not, but it looks like most if not all.  I recently entered my old SOW:Gettysburg serial and downloaded the new 1.50 Matrix installer to be sure no wonkiness was left over from patching the pre-Matrix version (there was in that I had to manually clean out the registry to fully uninstall the old frankenstein mix).   Anyway.. I was very happy to see that they've made it so easy to re-download your full installer these days.

Thanks! Will try.
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: Tpek on November 21, 2012, 09:28:14 AM
Managed to register all my old purchases except for Chariots of War (bought through Slitherine, but no matter).
Thing is, a lot of these don't have their downloads available. :(

Guess it's still digging for old burned-dvds with the installers on them :P
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: steve58 on November 21, 2012, 11:01:29 AM
Sale is live!
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: TheCommandTent on November 21, 2012, 11:10:36 AM
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter is on sale for $9.99.  I am very tempted to get this after all the recent talk about the game.

Someone please sell me on this game. :)
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: Tpek on November 21, 2012, 11:13:20 AM
Sale is live!


 :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'(

Cannot even express my feelings right now :P
Title: Re: Holiday Sale at Matrix Games and Slitherine
Post by: Sigma One on November 21, 2012, 11:51:01 AM
Heads-up gents, we've put Command Ops: Highway to the Reich on the Holiday Sale as well start now. 36% off for the expansion!
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 21, 2012, 12:34:05 PM
Hmmm...Payday : The Heist is 75% off - $4.99 for another...9 or so hours on a flash deal. Could be a good buy for a 4 player co-op we could get together to play as a Left 4 Dead 2 alternative...
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: PanzersEast on November 21, 2012, 12:37:31 PM
Hmmm...Payday : The Heist is 75% off - $4.99 for another...9 or so hours on a flash deal. Could be a good buy for a 4 player co-op we could get together to play as a Left 4 Dead 2 alternative...

I agree, I own it and would play it.  It is also on sale at Amazon with the DLC.  The 4pack is $14.99 which would be 3.74 a piece if there were 3 more to go in.

I am really interested in Natural Selection 2, but not $24.99 interested....

PE
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 21, 2012, 12:39:55 PM
I'll check back a bit later. If 3 others are interested, I'll grab a 4 pack and gift the others a copy and they can Paypal me the $3.74 or whatever.
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 21, 2012, 12:48:52 PM
I was wanting F1 2012 - but I'm going to hold out for a lower price point. £20 is still too much for a game they cut bits out of
Title: Unity of Command $9.99 On Steam
Post by: tgb on November 21, 2012, 12:52:47 PM
I didn't want this to get lost in the Steam sale thread, since it's important enough for a thread of it's own. There is no excuse for not owning this.
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: Zulu1966 on November 21, 2012, 01:04:45 PM
I was wanting F1 2012 - but I'm going to hold out for a lower price point. £20 is still too much for a game they cut bits out of


Damn .. gamefly has had 2012 on at £14 all day but missed the mail - its back up to full price now ...
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: Kushan on November 21, 2012, 01:08:07 PM
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter is on sale for $9.99.  I am very tempted to get this after all the recent talk about the game.

Someone please sell me on this game. :)

For $10 its worth it. Along with DW I think SOTS2 might become one of my go to space 4x games. Haven't played long enough to know for sure, but my first impressions have been really good.
Title: Re: Unity of Command $9.99 On Steam
Post by: Keunert on November 21, 2012, 02:00:39 PM
go and buy Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue first and i may take the plunge here.
Title: Re: Unity of Command $9.99 On Steam
Post by: tgb on November 21, 2012, 02:21:03 PM
go and buy Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue first and i may take the plunge here.

I already have it.  Why does it matter?
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 21, 2012, 02:25:23 PM
Please remind me of a link where I can easily see all the steam sales in one easy list:(
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: Shelldrake on November 21, 2012, 03:05:50 PM
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter is on sale for $9.99.  I am very tempted to get this after all the recent talk about the game.

Someone please sell me on this game. :)

Seems like a good time to jump on board for this game with the imminent release of the enhanced edition.

http://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/sword-of-the-stars-ii-enhanced-edition (http://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/sword-of-the-stars-ii-enhanced-edition)

Damn. Steam lists it at 19.99 so I must have missed the sale.  :(
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 21, 2012, 03:57:13 PM
Had to pick up Dead Island at £10
Title: Re: Unity of Command $9.99 On Steam
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 21, 2012, 03:59:46 PM
Decisive Campaigns Case Blue is not on the Matrix sale
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 21, 2012, 04:31:08 PM
Had to pick up Dead Island at £10

Great.  Let's get a co-op game going.

@Shelldrake.  Might want to doublecheck the SOTSII price on Steam.  I still see it at $9.99.   The complete pack with SOTSI and II is listed at $19.99
Title: Re: Steam Sale(s)
Post by: Shelldrake on November 21, 2012, 04:36:54 PM
^Thanks SDR. I didn't realize that I was looking at the Complete Collection. Just purchased SOTS2 for 9.99.
Title: Re: StrategyFirst Thanksgiving Bundle for $4.99
Post by: steve58 on November 21, 2012, 04:38:02 PM
Finally got all the games downloaded (~5GB all totaled) today.  Downloads did start to slow down around 11am, but were still faster than yesterday.  Victorian Admirals installed OK, no problems, but its the only one I've tried to install so far.

Like I said in the above post, just expect to have to spend some extra time and effort to download everything if you want this bundle....
Title: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on November 21, 2012, 06:03:19 PM
Our motto: We See All (Sales)

Due to popular demand this is a thread dedicated to posting sales on stuff. If you find it on sale, post it here.

Periodically we'll try to clean out old/expired offers.

With that, I'm going to circle down this forum and try to ID sales threads and merge them into here.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 21, 2012, 07:07:33 PM
+1

Great idea! 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 21, 2012, 10:40:23 PM
Intrusion 2 is on a Flash deal for another 4 and a half hours. If you enjoyed any of the Metal Slug games, GET THIS. I just spent some time playing it, blasting away at robots from the back of a massive wolf while angry guitar played in the background. It's like playing an electronic realization of the ridiculous art found on the sides of vans in the early 80's.

Edit : More Intrusion 2. I blew up a giant version of a Halo dropship, only this was armed with a chin gun AND dropping troops AND flailing at me with giant robo arms. It finally explodes, and now I'm riding a piece of the wreckage down a snowy mountain firing at ninjas armed with rocket launchers. If I need to explain to you why this is cool, you might want to look in to getting replacement balls.

Also, Mass Effect 3 is 60% off at Green Man Gaming. Add on the 20% off code they have on the front page of the site, and the game's $9.60. Plug it in to Origin and you're good to go. GMG have also pre-announced that a bunch of other games will be marked way down, including Skyrim and Dishonored at 50% off at some point.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on November 21, 2012, 11:06:09 PM
Ok, I don't like that you combined all the threads...I like to see the Steam sales separate.

But anyway, I bought Operation Flashpoint Complete for $15 on Steam.  Unfortunately, by the time most of you read this the sale will be over.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on November 22, 2012, 08:27:55 AM
Is it just me or today's deals are more or less the same as yesterday?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: TheCommandTent on November 22, 2012, 08:29:46 AM
Picked up some CKII DLC that was on sale.

And I finally bite the bullet and bought Sword of the Stars II not sure when I'll have time to start this one but I got it anyone.  Maybe I should wait until the upcoming patch?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 22, 2012, 09:16:06 AM
Is it just me or today's deals are more or less the same as yesterday?

The new dailies won't be up for a couple of hours yet on Steam.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 22, 2012, 09:45:52 AM
Yup, I believe they switch over at 1pm ET...other than the Flash deals that is...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on November 22, 2012, 10:19:58 AM
The counter said there was still a day to go and more. (26 hours)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on November 22, 2012, 10:39:40 AM
Ok, I don't like that you combined all the threads...I like to see the Steam sales separate.

Sorry - I tried to keep the thread titles the same, but it looks as though at least one of the merges has been overwritten.

I agree this isn't as clean as I had hoped. It may speak to creating a separate forum rather than a single thread.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 22, 2012, 11:35:47 AM
The counter said there was still a day to go and more. (26 hours)

They last for 2 days, but there's a new set every 24 hours. So you get overlap.

New dailies are up :

-Awesomenauts 66% off - $3.39
-Portal 2 75% off - $4.99
-ArmA II Combined Operations (includes ArmA II & Operation Arrowhead expansion) 50% off - $14.99
-Max Payne 3 75% off - $14.99 All DLC and Rockstar Season Pass 75% off as well
-Prototype 2 50% off - $19.99
-Sleeping Dogs 50% off - $24.99

Yesterday's are still rolling for another 24 hours, too.

And on Gamersgate :

-Swords & Soldiers 75% off - $2.49
-Batman : Arkham Asylum GoTY Edition 75% off - $4.99
-Just Cause 2 Complete Edition 75% off - $6.25
-Alan Wake 75% off - $8.98


Max Payne 3 for me. Everything else I either own already or am not really interested in.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: panzerde on November 22, 2012, 06:33:03 PM
Just picked up an expansion to Field of Glory since Matrix/Slitherine has them on sale, and, as usual, their Plimus storefront seems to have screwed it up.  The expansion should have been $7.00 but my receipt says I was charged the regular price of $12.99.

Something like this seems to happen every single time I order from Matrix.  I do love their games, but Plimus is a disaster.  I was planning on purchasing several other titles during the sale but I'm not going to now.  There are some games I'd like to get from Steam and GamersGate, so my money will go there, instead.  It's too bad; I'd have finished up my Field of Glory collection and almost certainly picked up Panzer Command: Ost Front and War it the Pacific: Admiral's Edition.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on November 22, 2012, 06:35:03 PM
I just saw that Steam has Iron Front on sale for $15.  Not sure if it's worth picking up unless some of you guys either have it, or want to buy it too.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/91330/


Edit: man alive, it's getting crushed in the forums on Steam.  I believe I'll take a pass this time around.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 22, 2012, 06:42:51 PM
I would take anything said in the steam forums with a grain of salt.  It's a step up from the gamepot forums, which as you know, is a complete zoo for Pre-pubescent idiots.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: eyebiter on November 22, 2012, 07:40:46 PM
Amazon has Civ V GOTY for $12.49 and CIV V Gods & Kings for $7.49. 

It's sold as the MAC version, when you activate the key on Steam the PC version downloads.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 22, 2012, 08:02:14 PM
I just saw that Steam has Iron Front on sale for $15.  Not sure if it's worth picking up unless some of you guys either have it, or want to buy it too.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/91330/


Edit: man alive, it's getting crushed in the forums on Steam.  I believe I'll take a pass this time around.

The single player portion of the game is poor.  It's got a lot of the usual AI wonkiness that you've come to expect from an ArmA game and some truly atrocious grammar and spelling.  Both Soviet and German campaigns have some really ridiculous mission goals that might work in a more forgiving run-and-gun shooter like Medal of Honor, but are unrealistic in an ArmA type game and you have to resort to a lot of quicksave/loads and gamey tactics to beat them.

The multiplayer is great though.  The maps are very well done and there are a tonne of scenarios to play (some are still bugged though).  Co-op is currently better than PvP because there's a graphical bug that makes the Soviet soldiers' faces glow orange once they're out past 30 metres or so.  It's merely off-putting on dayllight maps but doesn't really affect play that much (unless the Russkie is hiding in a dark building) but on the night missions, the faces glow like lanterns.

It has been fixed for the next patch but the patch keeps getting delayed.  The devs say the patch is ready to go but they're waiting on BIS to release the 1.63 patch for ArmA II before they release the Iron Front patch.  As Iron Front is a stand alone game, I don't really know why they're waiting.  Perhaps there will be some fixed in the AmrA 1.63 patch that the Iron Front devs want access to?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on November 22, 2012, 09:12:24 PM
Good feedback.

I already have RO1 and RO2, and they're both great games so I'm not sure what IF will bring to my gaming table that I don't already have.  I mean, I'm really not all that into WW2 FPS games anyway, but for $15 you know, it's hard to say no.

Changing the subject to Matrix's sale, I think this will finally be the year I pull the trigger on Empires in Arms.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on November 23, 2012, 12:15:43 AM
Anyone up for Primal Carnage?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/215470/

(http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/images/10/feb/primal2.jpg)

I watched some gameplay...it's basically L4D2 with dinosaurs...sort of a L4D2 version of Jurassic Park.  Looks fairly simple, but the players take teams, one hunters and one dinosaurs.

I'd like to get this, but only if like a handful of you guys want to get in on it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 23, 2012, 03:19:27 AM
I remember people talking about Dishonored awhile back....currently 75% off (with code) at Greenman Gaming.....comes out to $22 USD.  Seems like a great deal.....anybody care to share their thoughts on it if you have played it?

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/dishonored/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 23, 2012, 09:04:10 AM
 Getgamesgo (http://www.getloadedgo.com/) is having a Buy 2 for $15 Sale for the next 72 hours
Looks like they are all Steam games except LEGO Batman 2...

...must've run out of keys for God+Kings..
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Zulu1966 on November 23, 2012, 10:34:59 AM
I remember people talking about Dishonored awhile back....currently 75% off (with code) at Greenman Gaming.....comes out to $22 USD.  Seems like a great deal.....anybody care to share their thoughts on it if you have played it?

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/dishonored/

Jeeez ... is it ever worth buying anything at release now ?  Thats only been out a matter of weeks now hasnt it ?  I think its only 50 % of though ?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 23, 2012, 11:36:41 AM
Do 3 others want to split a 4-pack for War of the Roses on Steam?  $12.24 each for today.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 23, 2012, 11:45:41 AM
I remember people talking about Dishonored awhile back....currently 75% off (with code) at Greenman Gaming.....comes out to $22 USD.  Seems like a great deal.....anybody care to share their thoughts on it if you have played it?

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/dishonored/

Jeeez ... is it ever worth buying anything at release now ?  Thats only been out a matter of weeks now hasnt it ?  I think its only 50 % of though ?

They have a code at the site that gives you another 25% off anything you buy. Ill be picking it up...if the site doesn't crash. That seems iffy at the moment.  ;D

Daily deals for today :

GAMERSGATE

-Sail Simulator 2010 75% off - $4.99
-Resident Evil 5 66% off - $6.78
-Men of War Assault Squad GoTY Edition 75% off - $9.99
-Darksiders II 66% off - $16.98

STEAM

-Saints Row : The Third 75% off - $9.99  DLC also 75% off
-Crysis 2 Maximum Edition (includes Crysis, Crysis Warhead & Crysis 2) 70% off - $11.99
-War of the Roses 50% off - $14.99
-Farming Simulatr 50% off - $14.99
-Elder Scrolls V : Skyrin 50% off - $29.99 DLC also 50% off
-Transformers : Fall of Cybertron 50% off - $29.99
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: sandman2575 on November 23, 2012, 02:37:16 PM
If anyone is on the fence about some good paradox titles, you can pick up CK2, SOTS2 and a bunch of others cheap at Amazon --

Plentiful Paradox Package - $9.99 - includes:
1. Crusader Kings II [Download]
2. Magicka Collection [Download]
3. Magicka: The Stars Are Left DLC [Online Game Code]
4. Sword of the Stars - Complete Collection [Online Game Code]
5. Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter [Download]
6. Victoria II [Online Game Code]

and Pint Sized Paradox Package - $5.99
1. Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shields DLC Pack [Online Game Code]
2. Crusader Kings II: Mongols DLC Pack [Online Game Code]
3. Crusader Kings II: Ruler Designer DLC [Online Game Code]
4. Crusader Kings II: Songs of Albion DLC [Online Game Code]
5. Crusader Kings II: Songs of Faith DLC [Online Game Code]
6. Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Holy Land DLC [Online Game Code]
7. Majesty 2 Collection [Online Game Code]
8. Majesty Gold - HD [Online Game Code]
9. Warlock: Master of the Arcane [Download]

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=br_lf_m_1000716161_pglink_next?ie=UTF8&docId=1000716161&plgroup=1&plpage=17 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=br_lf_m_1000716161_pglink_next?ie=UTF8&docId=1000716161&plgroup=1&plpage=17)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 23, 2012, 03:46:17 PM
Rise of Flight has a 50% off sale on everything but pre orders.  Nov 22-28.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on November 23, 2012, 05:03:26 PM
Gamestop is in the game: 75% off some titles: http://www.impulsedriven.com/id/collection/blackFriday.html?AFFID=eml_i103112_08&CID=eml_i103112_08

Dishonored and Skyrim are among the games on sale.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 23, 2012, 10:59:32 PM
For those looking to get in on the Grogheads Left 4 Dead 2 action, it's $4.99 for the next 4 hours or so.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 24, 2012, 03:46:17 AM
Bunch of mixed PC/Xbox games on sale for pretty cheap....Diablo 3, Skyrim, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, etc.......and these are for physical copies with free shipping.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/list/ThemeID.27509700/size.48/startIndex.96/ThemeID.27509700/ceid.194394100/categoryID.60911300
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on November 24, 2012, 08:14:44 AM
Bunch of mixed PC/Xbox games on sale for pretty cheap....Diablo 3, Skyrim, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, etc.......and these are for physical copies with free shipping.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/list/ThemeID.27509700/size.48/startIndex.96/ThemeID.27509700/ceid.194394100/categoryID.60911300

That is a good sale with popular titles going for a fraction of their normal selling price. There's Dead Island (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/pd/Dead-Island-PC-Game/productID.234982700/categoryID.57613000/list.true) or Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/pd/Warhammer-40000-Space-Marine-PC-Game/productID.224537700/categoryID.57613000/list.true)  for $9.99 each, for example.

Thanks for the heads-up, Grim.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 24, 2012, 12:26:49 PM
^Too bad most of them seem to be out of stock.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 24, 2012, 12:31:56 PM
Today's dailies :

GAMERSGATE

-Orcs Must Die GoTY Edition 75% off - $3.24
-Fray : Reloaded Edition 75% off - $5
-Gothic Complete Collection 75% off - $6.24
-King's Bounty Platinum Collection 75% off - $8.75

STEAM

-Deus Ex : Human Revolution 75% off - $4.99 
-Mark of the Ninja 50% off - $7.49
-Total War : Shogun 2 66% off - $10.19 
-Chivalry : Medieval Warfare 50% off - $12.49
-F1 2012 50% off - $24.99
-Borderlands 2 50% off - $29.99

Also, Fallen Enchantress is 50% off - $19.99 on a Flash Deal for the next 8 and a half hours.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 25, 2012, 12:37:44 PM
I see Longblade's favorite game EVAR is on sale...might have to pick it up.  ;D

GAMERSGATE

-King Arthur II : The Role Playing Wargame 75% off - $2.49
-Kane & Lynch 2 : Dog Days 70% off - $4.49
-Hearts of Iron 3 Collection 75% off - $7.49
-Prince of Persia Complete Pack 75% off - $14.99

STEAM

-Orcs Must Die 2 75% off - $3.74 
-Sonic Generations 75% off - $7.49 
-Batman : Arkham City GoTY Edition 75% off - $7.49
-Civilization V 75% off - $7.49
-Torchlight II 50% off - $9.99
-Dishonored 50% off - $29.99
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on November 25, 2012, 03:36:52 PM
I see Longblade's favorite game EVAR is on sale...might have to pick it up.  ;D

STEAM

-Orcs Must Die 2 75% off - $3.74 

Don't even hesitate.

I play that game when I don't want any heavy lifting. Just to relax and unwind.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 25, 2012, 03:53:59 PM
Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion for $13.59 Flash sale for the next 11 hours or so...

http://store.steampowered.com/app/204880/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 25, 2012, 10:06:30 PM
I see Longblade's favorite game EVAR is on sale...might have to pick it up.  ;D

STEAM

-Orcs Must Die 2 75% off - $3.74 

Don't even hesitate.

I play that game when I don't want any heavy lifting. Just to relax and unwind.

Snagged it...and Lego Batman 2...and Civ V : Gods & Kings (which I could gave sworn I already owned).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on November 26, 2012, 08:49:13 AM
Even though I spent most of the weekend playing XCOM (with a bit of upkeep on my Great Invasions campaign), I managed to snag some of the deals.

I missed the 50% Fallen Enchantress flash sale, but picked it up on regular sale.
Got the whole Orcs Must Die collection ridiculously cheap. Also Bastion. (I kept waiting for those to be ported to PS3, but they'll run on my old PC system and the price was too good to miss.)
Took a gamble on Two Worlds Epic--the first game plus expansions. (The sequel won't run on my system, but I can get that for PS3.) Looks ugly, but I may get some play out of it. Less than a lunch at Subway.
Thief Bundle -- I never got Thief 2, and hopefully this will still work on my system.
Dungeons Gold -- Both of the "Dungeons" games, with expansions, essentially a spiritual remake of Dungeon Keeper but designed more as a tower defense game.
X-Com UFO Defense -- the original, because I have a feeling I'll want to play that once I finish the recent remake. I think I have a copy archived somewhere, but now I know I do.  ;D

I shopped Gamersgate, but their sales were always more expensive than Steam. I did pick up Achtung Panzer: Kharkov.

I came very close to pulling the trigger on one of the Jagged Alliance updates, but the reviews ultimately scared me off. Is JA2Gold any good? (I own JA2 in a used copy bought a few years ago, never installed it.) And/or are there any worthy successors anywhere, or is it like X-com?--plenty of incompetent pretenders to the throne?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 26, 2012, 12:27:08 PM
Should be the last day of new stuff on Steam, until the Christmas sale anyway :

-Legend of Grimrock 75% off - $3.75
-Castle Crashers 67% off - $4.99
-Counter Strike : Global Offensive 50% off - $7.49
-The Witcher 2 : Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition 75% off - $7.49
-Alan Wake Franchise 75% off - $9.99
-Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 3 50% off - $29.99

I think this just rolls in to the Gamersgate holiday sale, so I'd imagine deals keep going there right through the end of the year :

-Deus Ex : Human Revolution 75% off - $4.99  DLC also 75% off
-Total War Shogun 2 : Fall of the Samurai 75% off - $7.49
-Victoria Collection 75% off - $14.99
-War of the Roses 50% off - $15
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 26, 2012, 01:32:12 PM
y'all saw that CafePress has a sale going right now, too, didn't you?


(http://content.cpcache.com/si/promo/images/SHOPUP_Banner_125x125.png) (http://www.cafepress.com/content/si/promo/details.html)

Check out the GrogHeads shop on CafePress (http://www.cafepress.com/grogheads/)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: TheCommandTent on November 26, 2012, 07:24:21 PM
Picked up Counter Strike: Global Offensive to game with a couple college buddies.  Couldn't pass it up for $7.50
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Keunert on November 27, 2012, 01:10:41 PM
(http://i1.cpcache.com/product/681436137/grogheads_logo_big_classic_thong.jpg?color=White&height=240&width=240)

^ this was designed with azz in mind? who else would buy this?
how many have been sold yet? lets start a witch hunt.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Sigma One on November 29, 2012, 11:23:31 AM
Hi gents,

For those that own Battle Academy on the iPad, we knocked the expansions down to half off ($4.99) each until December 14!

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on December 01, 2012, 06:04:26 AM
Those of us living in the U.S. can get a retail boxed copy of Fallout: New Vegas (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832136013) from Newegg for $3.99 and FREE shipping.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on December 04, 2012, 09:27:33 AM
The latest Indie Royale (http://www.indieroyale.com) deal is a pretty good one.  Full list:

Greed Corp
Hamlet
BIT.TRIP RUNNER
Conquest of Elysium 3
Leave Home
They Breathe


I was always just on the wrong side of curious about Conquest of Elysium 3, so this was the perfect opportunity to snap it up.  I already have Greed Corp and it's an interesting turn-based strategy, quite quirky and bit-sized.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on December 05, 2012, 10:28:35 AM
Limited time offer! Men of War: Red Tide (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-MOWRT/men-of-war-red-tide) is featured at GamersGate for $4.99 U.S.

Offer ends 14 hours and 30 minutes from now.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on December 05, 2012, 01:49:42 PM
 Far Cry 2 Fortunes Edition (http://www.amazon.com/Far-Cry-2-Fortunes-Download/dp/B002WC80M4/ref=br_lf_m_1000762901_1_25_ttl?t=slicinc-20&tag=slicinc-20&ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1341116382&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000762901&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0S3XGTWYFM99WVSYS711) on sale for $2.49 at Amazon and get a $5 credit.

"Order this product between now and 12/31/2012 and receive a $5 promotional credit good towards any of the "Editor's Choice (http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1000728511)" game downloads in the month of January 2013. You will receive an email with your promotional code and redemption instructions. Qualifying credits for this promotion may only be used one at a time."
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on December 11, 2012, 06:59:50 PM
Iron Front is on sale at Steam for $10.  Apparently there is a Normandy expansion coming out soon, so this might be a good time to get into IF if you've been holding off (like me).

I just bought it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 11, 2012, 07:16:37 PM
You can get a Flying F*ck at ThinkGeek (http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/b527/)

seriously


I'm amending my Secret Santa list
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on December 12, 2012, 10:22:19 AM
Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition FREE for next ~48 hours on GOG.com (PC and MAC)

http://www.gog.com/gamecard/duke_nukem_3d_atomic_edition?pp=d051bf1ddf82f79c6af34f7f4e59707f081296ad

They're also starting their 2012 DRM-FREE HOLIDAY SALE
474 GAMES ON SALE  ·  NEW DEALS EACH DAY  ·  ONLY UNTIL JAN 3
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on December 12, 2012, 10:36:44 AM
 Green Man Gaming (http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/batman-arkham-city-game-year/) has Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year Edition (PC Digital Download) on sale for $7.49 - 35% coupon code WINTR-SRVEY-42012 = $4.87.

Game activates via Steam Client so you're not tied to the GMG capsule.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on December 12, 2012, 10:41:38 AM
474 games on sale at GOG.com (http://www.gog.com/); Bullfrog Favourites (http://www.gog.com/promo/bullfrog_favourites) are 75% off.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on December 12, 2012, 10:43:40 AM
I foresee my gog game collection getting much bigger this year.   I'm on a big retro kick right now.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on December 12, 2012, 02:21:13 PM
I foresee my gog game collection getting much bigger this year.   I'm on a big retro kick right now.

I see Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magicka Obscura is on sale for $2.99.  Classic game.  Pretty tough at parts that I recall, too.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: TheCommandTent on December 13, 2012, 08:18:32 AM
Iron Front is on sale at Steam for $10.  Apparently there is a Normandy expansion coming out soon, so this might be a good time to get into IF if you've been holding off (like me).

I just bought it.

I couldn't help myself either, not for that price.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on December 13, 2012, 11:12:37 AM
New GOG dailies are up. FTL is $4.99. Witcher 2 is $7.49. ARMA 2 Combined Ops is $14.99.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on December 13, 2012, 12:50:08 PM
New GOG dailies are up. FTL is $4.99. Witcher 2 is $7.49. ARMA 2 Combined Ops is $14.99.

What was the final verdict on Witcher 2?  The first one's control scheme was so annoying, I never got very far.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on December 13, 2012, 01:44:05 PM
GOG has nearly everything on sale.

So I grabbed a few I'd had on my wishlist for awhile:

Zeus & Poseidon ~$5.   Greek city builder.  The tipping point was when I saw that someone spent tons of time making a widescree & hi-res mod so that it can run on modern monitors: http://www.gog.com/forum/zeus_poseidon_acropolis/hireswidescreen_fix   That's awesome!   Must be one good old city builder.

I also grabbed the old Darklands RPG (from Microprose's heyday) since I never played it back then.  Very pixeli-ish these days but reportedly one of the best evah so I wanna see it.   Also King of Dragon Pass, which I've wanted to check out for a long time. 

These last two were $3 - something like 60% off!  8)  And most GOG titles are going for that much right now.  Dig it.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on December 13, 2012, 01:51:40 PM
New GOG dailies are up. FTL is $4.99. Witcher 2 is $7.49. ARMA 2 Combined Ops is $14.99.

What was the final verdict on Witcher 2?  The first one's control scheme was so annoying, I never got very far.

I've tried to play a couple of times but I just haven't been able to get into it.  They changed the control scheme up quite a bit from the first one, but I don't find it any more intuitive. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on December 16, 2012, 02:03:40 PM
GetGamesGo (http://www.getgamesgo.com/product/civ-v-goty-civ-v-gk-bundle) has Civ V GOTY + Civ V Gods & Kings Bundle for $15.49 until 4pm GMT Dec 17.  Steam keys for both....
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on December 17, 2012, 11:52:49 AM
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=br_lf_m_1000716161_pglink_1?ie=UTF8&docId=1000716161&plgroup=1&plpage=1) has a bunch of stuff on sale for their Digital Holiday Deals.  Here are a few of the interesting ones that I saw:

 Civ5 Goty+Civ5 Gods and Kings+Civ4 Complete+The Stronghold Collection $19.99 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AMKTR48/ref=s9_al_ft_g367_ir08?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_r=17RZWZR5WWCWMJ8PP1ZR&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=1444878402&pf_rd_i=1000716161)

 Endless Space Emperor Special Edition  $8.74 (http://www.amazon.com/Endless-Emperor-Special-Edition-Download/dp/B008DK59TG/ref=br_lf_m_1000716161_1_7_ttl?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1444949422&pf_rd_s=center-6&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000716161&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=17RZWZR5WWCWMJ8PP1ZR)

 Rise of Flight Iron Cross Edition $7.99 (http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Flight-Cross-Edition-Download/dp/B004TGME1Y/ref=br_lf_m_1000716161_3_70_ttl?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1444949422&pf_rd_s=center-6&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000716161&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1H40YWCSESE4A1VB9EVZ)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on December 17, 2012, 01:32:31 PM
I also see: 

Fall of the Samurai Collection (http://www.amazon.com/Total-War-Samurai-Collection-Download/dp/B00AJNWHF4/ref=br_lf_m_1000716161_2_43_img?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1444949422&pf_rd_s=center-6&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000716161&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0TDMGEW93CKDJW7W3S59)  $9.99




Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 17, 2012, 08:53:40 PM
ZERT's have a Christmas sale. (http://www.z-e-r-t.com)

enter this code on checkout:

ZMas2013
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on December 19, 2012, 10:00:18 AM
There's an End of the World DRM-Free sale going on at GOG.com right now. 125+ games at 75% off. Check it out (http://www.gog.com/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=holiday_promo&utm_campaign=endofworld)!

But hurry--the sale only lasts another 22 hours.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on December 19, 2012, 11:56:46 AM
There's an End of the World DRM-Free sale going on at GOG.com right now. 125+ games at 75% off. Check it out (http://www.gog.com/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=holiday_promo&utm_campaign=endofworld)!

But hurry--the sale only lasts another 22 hours.

oh god please no


Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 19, 2012, 12:01:37 PM
Is Neverwinter Nights Diamond worth it? For the time I would spend on it, I mean. For 5.00 it has to worth it for the price....how about Sanitarium?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on December 19, 2012, 12:35:10 PM
Is Neverwinter Nights Diamond worth it? For the time I would spend on it, I mean. For 5.00 it has to worth it for the price

GET IT!!!!!


Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on December 19, 2012, 12:55:58 PM
Good grief.  Yes it is.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 19, 2012, 04:51:14 PM
I'm thinking you both suggest getting it :) How about Sanitarium? Anyone?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 19, 2012, 07:10:28 PM
There is a ton of good stuff offered up over there at GOG. I just picked up Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition, Sanitarium, Lionheart: Legend of the Crusader and Ghost Master for 16.00 total...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 19, 2012, 09:53:50 PM
Calm before the storm....I believe most people thinking the Steam holiday/winter sales start tomorrow (12/20).....should be interesting to see if anything worth picking up.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on December 20, 2012, 05:09:32 AM
Calm before the storm....I believe most people thinking the Steam holiday/winter sales start tomorrow (12/20).....should be interesting to see if anything worth picking up.

I've kinda been hoping Borderlands 2 gets knocked way down, but it's probably too early to hope with that one.  Hell, the original didn't drop much in price for a couple years IIRC so I don't expect them to have much of a blowout sale at the moment.

I dunno if there's a whole lot else I'm really eyeballing.   Been snatching up oldies at GOG lately so it must be my retro-gaming mood.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 20, 2012, 06:45:30 AM
Hate to say it, but I am kind of in the same boat...not a bunch of things I am interested in....likely will only monitor cheap/fringe items that I have picked up yet, but not thinking any major titles unless dirt cheap:)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on December 20, 2012, 11:04:43 AM
Steam Winter sale is active.  Here's a few of the deals...

Wargame: European Escalation $10
War of the Roses                     $15
Borderlands 2                          $30
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on December 20, 2012, 11:50:21 AM
A present from GoG.com:  Sid Meiers Alpha Centauri now includes the Alien Crossfire expansion for free for new and old buyers.  And a few more freebies for some other EA games...

http://www.gog.com/forum/general/holiday_update_ea_expansions

Quote
Because we like you so, we have a gift for you.

A while back, we started to sell EA games--great classics such as Wing Commander, Privateer, and Alpha Centauri. A few people--just a few!--noted that we didn't have the expansions and that made them sad panda.

Well, panda, be sad no more! As a holiday gift from us to you, we're bringing everyone who bought (or buys in the future!) the expansions for Wing Commander 1 + 2, Wing Commander Privateer, and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri for you today! These expansions are free updates, so just download the new installers for each game from your account and start playing now! Note that these EA games will not be part of any Daily Deal bundle, so go ahead and pick them up now for only $2.99 each.

The expansions are:
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri--Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire.
Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire brings you seven new factions (two that are non-human), new technologies, new facilities, new secret projects, new alien life forms, new unit special abilities, new victory conditions (including the new "Progenitor Victory") and several additional concepts and strategies, making it a "must-have" expansion for the award-winning game.

Wing Commander 1 + 2--Wing Commander: The Secret Missions, Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 Crusade, Wing Commander II: Special Operations 1, Wing Commander II: Special Operations 2.
The Wing Commander expansions bring new missions, new ships, a new storyline, and an increase in difficulty in The Secret Missions, and in Secret Missions 2: Crusade, we see a whole new alien race, a new challenge, and a mysterious defection all raising the stakes of both the game's storytelling and its combat. In Wing Commander II: Special Operations 1 we see a layered web of deceit, lies, betrayal, and action all bringing that trademarked Wing Commander cinematic feel, while Special Operations 2 sees the player ambushed while escorting a traitor, and soon the player (as Col. Blair) will find himself undertaking one of his most dangerous missions of all: an undercover one infiltrating the very traitors he was escorting in the first place!

Wing Commander Privateer--Privateer Righteous Fire.
Finally, in Righteous Fire the player squares off against a crazy fundamentalist sect called the Retros as the open-ended space sim world's story continues with more action, ships, and missions to keep player occupied for hours.

A special thanks goes out to Paul Barnett and Jeff Skalski at Mythic (@MythicNews) for their help getting these add-ons secured (finally!) and available to you. :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on December 20, 2012, 12:08:21 PM
The whole Borderlands franchise is reduced by 50-75%. The whole Prince of Persia franchise is 75% off. The whole Hitman franchise is marked down, including the new one. Wargame is $10, War of the Roses is half off right now on a Flash Deal. Hello, Steam sale!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on December 20, 2012, 04:06:35 PM
A bunch of the Ironclads games are like $2.50 at Amazon right now. I just popped for one since I've wanted to play this for a long time and a couple of bucks was too cheap to resist: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041HZ346/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=grogheads-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0041HZ346
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on December 20, 2012, 04:13:04 PM
A bunch of the Ironclads games are like $2.50 at Amazon right now. I just popped for one since I've wanted to play this for a long time and a couple of bucks was too cheap to resist: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041HZ346/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=grogheads-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0041HZ346

I think you can get some package of three or four for a couple bucks more.  Anthology or some such..
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 20, 2012, 05:34:11 PM
Received Gamergate Newsletter today...looks like their year end sales start tomorrow...just a snippet...

The Gamersgate End of the Year sale will begin this friday with even more offers
•   8 New Daily deals each Day (Starts Friday 21th)
•   Bundles, including:
o   Fatshark
o   Jagged Alliance
o   Deus Ex
o   Crusader Kings
•   Purchase 4, pay only for 3
•   Indiefort Bundle
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on December 20, 2012, 05:45:22 PM
A bunch of the Ironclads games are like $2.50 at Amazon right now. I just popped for one since I've wanted to play this for a long time and a couple of bucks was too cheap to resist: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041HZ346/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=grogheads-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0041HZ346

I think you can get some package of three or four for a couple bucks more.  Anthology or some such..

Well Webroot decided there were at least three viruses in the download and tore them out. :/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on December 21, 2012, 04:45:58 AM
A bunch of the Ironclads games are like $2.50 at Amazon right now. I just popped for one since I've wanted to play this for a long time and a couple of bucks was too cheap to resist: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041HZ346/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=grogheads-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0041HZ346

I think you can get some package of three or four for a couple bucks more.  Anthology or some such..

Well Webroot decided there were at least three viruses in the download and tore them out. :/

Sounds like something Norton would do.  ::)

Time to ditch that zero.  :P
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on December 21, 2012, 03:46:51 PM
Sounds like something Norton would do.  ::)

Time to ditch that zero.  :P

Actually, after that the game ran fine. Not sure what it gobbled up, but the game ran fine last night.

Now I've got to get used to saga-long games. I had no idea they were this drawn out.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 21, 2012, 03:57:07 PM
Although not necessarily a sale site, I found this place today where you can buy cheap CD/Steam Keys for a variety of games.  I can't completely vouch for this site yet since today is the first day I bought something, so up to each person to make their decision.  However, after reading the site material and a few other places, it seems like it is just a site that pulls together a wide variety of other sites and helps you find the cheapest prices.  It seems legal but again I don't have enough experience with it yet.  Their support was excellent since I had a ton of questions.  Every time I sent them an email with my questions, within five minutes I received a response. 

Today I purchased Far Cry 3 for just $23.  They sent me a link to UBI to download the software and provided me with a key......right now I am in the process of downloading so hopefully when I go to register the game it won't give me problems:)  It should be complete within the next 1-2 hours and I will let you know if I have any problems.

http://www.kinguin.net/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 21, 2012, 07:25:44 PM
Although not necessarily a sale site, I found this place today where you can buy cheap CD/Steam Keys for a variety of games.  I can't completely vouch for this site yet since today is the first day I bought something, so up to each person to make their decision.  However, after reading the site material and a few other places, it seems like it is just a site that pulls together a wide variety of other sites and helps you find the cheapest prices.  It seems legal but again I don't have enough experience with it yet.  Their support was excellent since I had a ton of questions.  Every time I sent them an email with my questions, within five minutes I received a response. 

Today I purchased Far Cry 3 for just $23.  They sent me a link to UBI to download the software and provided me with a key......right now I am in the process of downloading so hopefully when I go to register the game it won't give me problems:)  It should be complete within the next 1-2 hours and I will let you know if I have any problems.

http://www.kinguin.net/


Download, Install, and Activation went through just fine....not bad paying $23 for a game released two weeks ago.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 22, 2012, 02:48:07 PM
Not sure if this has been posted yet but the entire WH40K Dawn of War II franchise and all DLC is on sale right now at Steam for...9.99. That seems insanely low.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Longdan on December 22, 2012, 03:02:44 PM
I saw the new XCOM for about 35 bux just now, prolly old news. on steam
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 22, 2012, 03:10:37 PM
I saw the new XCOM for about 35 bux just now, prolly old news. on steam

Can get steam keys here for $25...pretty good deal.

http://www.kinguin.net/xcom/xcom-enemy-unknown-steam-key.html
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on December 22, 2012, 03:30:14 PM
GetGamesGo (http://www.getgamesgo.com/specialoffers) has some deals going.  Here are a few of them.

Anno 1404: Gold Edition   $6.24    DRM: Keycode activation
Carrier Command: Gaea Mission   $25   DRM: Keycode activation
Revolution Under Siege   $7.49    DRM: Keycode activation
Rise of Prussia   $7.49    DRM: Keycode activation
Sniper Elite V2: High Command Edition   $12.50      DRM: Steam key
XCOM: Enemy Unknown    $25    DRM: Steam key


I'm tempted by Carrier Command, but think I'm going to hold out for a better deal on Steam (hopefully)...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on December 22, 2012, 05:20:49 PM
I'm tempted by Carrier Command, but think I'm going to hold out for a better deal on Steam (hopefully)...

Same here.  I'm down to the last of my sale funds now, and I'm holding out for Carrier Command to hopefully be on a daily sale.  If it goes to at least 50% off I can probably grab it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on December 22, 2012, 08:53:15 PM
I saw the new XCOM for about 35 bux just now, prolly old news. on steam

Can get steam keys here for $25...pretty good deal.

http://www.kinguin.net/xcom/xcom-enemy-unknown-steam-key.html

Says, "EU Steam Version!" so it makes me wonder if it's another one of those Region-only deals like I often see at GetGamesGo.  :(
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: smittyohio on December 22, 2012, 09:22:53 PM
Kingdoms of Amalur Complete Bundle on sale at Amazon for 12 bucks:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009YLKBQY/ref=s9_al_ft_g367_ir016?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_r=05RMYKX4KXREFM4KMQSY&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=1446802642&pf_rd_i=1000716161

About 6 hours in now, and having a lot of fun.   YMMV, but there's a lot of game here.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 23, 2012, 05:28:12 AM
I saw the new XCOM for about 35 bux just now, prolly old news. on steam

Can get steam keys here for $25...pretty good deal.

http://www.kinguin.net/xcom/xcom-enemy-unknown-steam-key.html

Says, "EU Steam Version!" so it makes me wonder if it's another one of those Region-only deals like I often see at GetGamesGo.  :(

Her is another for only $21 and doesn't say eu version.  For what it is worth, I did ask support about eu version and the said it would activate worldwide.  However, I can't personally confirm.

http://www.g2play.net/store/XCOM-Enemy-Unknown-Steam-Key.html
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on December 23, 2012, 09:05:22 AM
Although not necessarily a sale site, I found this place today where you can buy cheap CD/Steam Keys for a variety of games.  I can't completely vouch for this site yet since today is the first day I bought something, so up to each person to make their decision.  However, after reading the site material and a few other places, it seems like it is just a site that pulls together a wide variety of other sites and helps you find the cheapest prices.  It seems legal but again I don't have enough experience with it yet.  Their support was excellent since I had a ton of questions.  Every time I sent them an email with my questions, within five minutes I received a response. 

Today I purchased Far Cry 3 for just $23.  They sent me a link to UBI to download the software and provided me with a key......right now I am in the process of downloading so hopefully when I go to register the game it won't give me problems:)  It should be complete within the next 1-2 hours and I will let you know if I have any problems.

http://www.kinguin.net/


Download, Install, and Activation went through just fine....not bad paying $23 for a game released two weeks ago.

This is too good to pass up, I'm going to give this a whirl.  :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 23, 2012, 09:24:43 AM
Although not necessarily a sale site, I found this place today where you can buy cheap CD/Steam Keys for a variety of games.  I can't completely vouch for this site yet since today is the first day I bought something, so up to each person to make their decision.  However, after reading the site material and a few other places, it seems like it is just a site that pulls together a wide variety of other sites and helps you find the cheapest prices.  It seems legal but again I don't have enough experience with it yet.  Their support was excellent since I had a ton of questions.  Every time I sent them an email with my questions, within five minutes I received a response. 

Today I purchased Far Cry 3 for just $23.  They sent me a link to UBI to download the software and provided me with a key......right now I am in the process of downloading so hopefully when I go to register the game it won't give me problems:)  It should be complete within the next 1-2 hours and I will let you know if I have any problems.

http://www.kinguin.net/


Download, Install, and Activation went through just fine....not bad paying $23 for a game released two weeks ago.

This is too good to pass up, I'm going to give this a whirl.  :)

Good luck...just remember this version is the UBI version, not Steam.  I believe both versions require the use of UPlay anyways.  I have been playing since yesterday without any issues whatsoever.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on December 23, 2012, 10:25:33 AM


Her is another for only $21 and doesn't say eu version.  For what it is worth, I did ask support about eu version and the said it would activate worldwide.  However, I can't personally confirm.

http://www.g2play.net/store/XCOM-Enemy-Unknown-Steam-Key.html

Thanks.

The Kinguin one was actually cheaper in US$ (as the 21 was in BP).  Worked just fine, too.  ;D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 23, 2012, 10:45:11 AM


Her is another for only $21 and doesn't say eu version.  For what it is worth, I did ask support about eu version and the said it would activate worldwide.  However, I can't personally confirm.

http://www.g2play.net/store/XCOM-Enemy-Unknown-Steam-Key.html

Thanks.

The Kinguin one was actually cheaper in US$ (as the 21 was in BP).  Worked just fine, too.  ;D

Glad things worked out for you...can't beat those prices for games just release a few months ago.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 23, 2012, 03:35:26 PM


Her is another for only $21 and doesn't say eu version.  For what it is worth, I did ask support about eu version and the said it would activate worldwide.  However, I can't personally confirm.

http://www.g2play.net/store/XCOM-Enemy-Unknown-Steam-Key.html

Thanks.

The Kinguin one was actually cheaper in US$ (as the 21 was in BP).  Worked just fine, too.  ;D

Glad things worked out for you...can't beat those prices for games just release a few months ago.

I also purchased Borderlands 2 for $21...no issue with the purchase at all.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on December 23, 2012, 04:35:37 PM
I bought Far Cry 3 from Kinguin no problem!  Thank you Grim for telling us about it!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 23, 2012, 04:43:12 PM
I bought Far Cry 3 from Kinguin no problem!  Thank you Grim for telling us about it!

No problem at all...I'll always check there first for games, especially new ones.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on December 23, 2012, 05:48:33 PM
I bought Far Cry 3 from Kinguin no problem!  Thank you Grim for telling us about it!

Yeah, it went smoothly.  I didn't even expect to pick up Xcom for a bit longer, but caved due to the extra-special deal there.  :D

Thanks for the heads-up Grim.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on December 24, 2012, 01:21:04 PM
A few cheap titles that caught my eye at GamersGate (http://www.gamersgate.com/games?filter=offers&prio=price&pg=1):

    Disciples Sacred Lands Gold (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DISCSLG/disciples-sacred-lands-gold) - $0.99
    Jagged Alliance (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-JA/jagged-alliance) - $1.00
    Master of Orion (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-MOO/master-of-orion) - $1.48
    Disciples II Gold Bundle (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DISC2G/disciples-2-gold-bundle) - $1.99 (a personal favorite of mine FWIW)
    Master of Orion II: Battle of Antares (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-MOO2/master-of-orion-ii-battle-at-antares) - $2.00

Those are the cheapest complete games I saw. The prices go up from there and the list of games goes on and on and on.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on December 24, 2012, 01:51:46 PM
    Disciples II Gold Bundle (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DISC2G/disciples-2-gold-bundle) - $1.99 (a personal favorite of mine FWIW)

Mine too.  That's weeks and weeks of high quality gaming there.  Holds up very well today too!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on December 24, 2012, 01:58:19 PM
Endless Space 66% offon Steam? Yep, time to buy.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on December 24, 2012, 03:21:55 PM
Endless Space 66% offon Steam? Yep, time to buy.

Good choice; the updated version is miles better than release.  You should get a lot of good playing out of it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: undercovergeek on December 25, 2012, 05:50:30 AM
40% off of ARMA II Arrowhead at gamersgate - sold to me for Christmas

BUT

Combined Arms which is Arma II AND Arrowhead is £14.99 on Steam - but i already had Arma II

Excellent deals for my current best game ever!!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Shelldrake on December 25, 2012, 06:56:47 AM
40% off of ARMA II Arrowhead at gamersgate - sold to me for Christmas

BUT

Combined Arms which is Arma II AND Arrowhead is £14.99 on Steam - but i already had Arma II

Excellent deals for my current best game ever!!

ARMA2 Combined Ops is $18 at GOG - good deal if you don't have it yet and are not a fan of Steam.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: undercovergeek on December 25, 2012, 03:40:54 PM
40% off of ARMA II Arrowhead at gamersgate - sold to me for Christmas

BUT

Combined Arms which is Arma II AND Arrowhead is £14.99 on Steam - but i already had Arma II

Excellent deals for my current best game ever!!

somebody at Gamersgate has made a heinous error - ive just fownloaded Arrowhead - it turns out to be Combined Arms - for £8!
ARMA2 Combined Ops is $18 at GOG - good deal if you don't have it yet and are not a fan of Steam.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on December 26, 2012, 11:07:19 AM
I bought Far Cry 3 from Kinguin no problem!  Thank you Grim for telling us about it!

No problem at all...I'll always check there first for games, especially new ones.

just picked up the anno 2070 deep ocean expansion from here. regular price is 30 bucks but i got it for 13.50!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 26, 2012, 11:27:03 AM
I bought Far Cry 3 from Kinguin no problem!  Thank you Grim for telling us about it!

No problem at all...I'll always check there first for games, especially new ones.

just picked up the anno 2070 deep ocean expansion from here. regular price is 30 bucks but i got it for 13.50!

Excellent....I will always look there myself going forward...good deals!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on December 28, 2012, 07:25:57 AM
Gamersgate (http://www.gamersgate.com/) has

Hearts of Iron 3 Their Finest Hour* for $4.99    (been hoping this'd go on sale)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $24.98

as deals of the day.

* Only GamersGate versions of HEARTS OF IRON III, SEMPER FI and FOR THE MOTHERLAND will work with Hearts of Iron 3 Their Finest Hour.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on December 28, 2012, 08:54:46 AM
Greenmangaming has XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC Digital Download) on sale for $24.99 - $7.49 (use voucher code GMG30-DPLIM-DN831) for a total of $17.50 (http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/strategy/xcom-enemy-unknown-na/)

Can also pick up the DLC Slingshot Content Pack for $4.90 using the same voucher code...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: elcidce91 on December 29, 2012, 05:19:33 AM
AGEOD.com is having a sale with 35% off their prices.  I just bought Alea Jacta Est for $16.24.  That was the only game I really wanted from these holiday sales.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on December 29, 2012, 06:01:50 PM
Chivalry is 50% off on Steam for three more hours. I just popped on it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on December 29, 2012, 06:05:19 PM
Yeah me too.  Firing it up now.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on December 30, 2012, 07:49:10 AM
Civ 5 Gods and Kings for $3.15 ($4.49 minus 30% with coupon GMG30-DPLIM-DN831)

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/strategy/sid-meiers-civilization-v-gods-kings/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on December 30, 2012, 01:40:04 PM
Mount and Blade Warband Collection is on sale for 8.49 at Steam!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on December 30, 2012, 02:34:07 PM
Steam has Oblvion Game of the Year Deluxe Edition for about $6.50.  I bought it just so I won't have to dig out my Oblvion disks anymore.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on January 02, 2013, 11:26:04 AM
For the last day of their sale, looks like GoG is doing a repeat of ALL the daily deals they had during the 2012 DRM-FREE SALE...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Shelldrake on January 02, 2013, 11:49:35 AM
For the last day of their sale, looks like GoG is doing a repeat of ALL the daily deals they had during the 2012 DRM-FREE SALE...

I was hoping that this would happen. Going to pull the trigger on the Ultima collection and FTL.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: donkey_roxor on January 02, 2013, 05:50:37 PM
For anyone who has gotten digital game downloads from Amazon in the past few weeks and got a $5 promotional credit for "2012 Editor's Choice Games", you can redeem them now!

Some of those games are pretty nice. For example:

Hotline Miami: on sale for $7.50, minus $5 is $2.50
Spec Ops The Line: on sale for $7.50, minus $5 is $2.50
Dark Souls: on sale for $18, minus $5 is $13
XCOM: on sale for $25, minus $5 is $20
Borderlands 2: on sale for $30, minus $5 is $25

Sorry I'm not providing a link, but the URL's got all kinds of junk that I'm sure is specific to me and my sketchy web browsing habits.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on January 02, 2013, 10:26:56 PM
Good lord that's a good price for Dark Souls.  I think I paid $40 not even a month ago.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Achilles on January 05, 2013, 09:00:57 AM
I like RO2 and play occasionally. The RO2 servers are pretty scarce.  The big maps make you cautios...one bullet and bye bye.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on January 05, 2013, 11:22:16 AM
Dunno if Steam is now screwing up like GG did, but they had Sleeping Dogs on as their daily deal for $16.99 yesterday and it's listed at $4.49 today.


EDIT: Yup, it was a screw-up.  Price changed back to $16.99 within 30 minutes of listing.  I bought a copy for $4.49.  Hopefully they will honour it. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on January 08, 2013, 07:53:12 PM
Spec Ops: The Line is on sale right now at Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/50300) for $7.49 U.S. But if you bought a game from Amazon recently and have a $5 credit, you can get Spec Ops: The Line for $2.49 U.S.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on January 10, 2013, 01:32:06 PM
GamersGate has the Sniper Elite series for 66% off this weekend: http://www.gamersgate.com/sniperelite?aff=ggnews
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on January 12, 2013, 01:21:14 PM
Inquisitor (http://www.desura.com/games/inquisitor) is an ARPG and on sale for 75% off on Desura.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on January 12, 2013, 04:05:20 PM
Inquisitor (http://www.desura.com/games/inquisitor) is an ARPG and on sale for 75% off on Desura.

Just picked that up yesterday.   :)

Definitely has an unusual setting as far as RPGs go, what with the historically inspired setting, with a lot of fantasy added, and the character playing an inquisitor seeking out evil (or hiding as evil?) to violently purge.

I'm not sure what to think yet.  One glaring omission is that I've not seen any way to Pause combat and issue orders, as you could in similar older games like Fallout 1 & 2 or Arcanum.  Perhaps there's a hotkey for it.. but I've not found it.  That leaves the combat stuck in real-time, and I can foresee that being a real pain in the ass.

I also finally grabbed Underrail while I was there, for a similarly old-style isometric RPG.  I've been quite surprised with it's quality gameplay.  Being as it's only one person developing it, I'm not sure how long it'll be until it's finished but it seems to have a good amount done already.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on January 12, 2013, 05:43:51 PM
Just picked that up yesterday.   :)

Yeah I thought of you as soon as I saw it!  I'd pick it up myself but for the fact that we faced the enormous expense of replacing a fucked car this week so I can't really justify it.  Does it have multiplayer?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on January 13, 2013, 07:35:09 AM
Ghost recon future soldier deluxe for only $11

http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubina/en_US/pd/ThemeID.8605600/productID.249349300
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on January 13, 2013, 09:22:55 AM
Last day of Matrixgames Holiday sale is today or tomorrow...can't really tell from their wording...

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3217551&mpage=1&key=
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on January 13, 2013, 09:45:51 AM
Last day of Matrixgames Holiday sale is today or tomorrow...can't really tell from their wording...

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3217551&mpage=1&key=

First year in a long time I did not buy anything from Matrix during their sale:(
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on January 13, 2013, 09:56:54 AM
Last day of Matrixgames Holiday sale is today or tomorrow...can't really tell from their wording...

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3217551&mpage=1&key=

First year in a long time I did not buy anything from Matrix during their sale:(

Same here, but it just means I've already bought (almost) everything I wanted at full price or from a previous sale. :) (I do still want to pick up some things, but I'm trying to be more disciplined about finishing games first before buying new games.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on January 13, 2013, 11:59:27 AM
Last day of Matrixgames Holiday sale is today or tomorrow...can't really tell from their wording...

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3217551&mpage=1&key=

First year in a long time I did not buy anything from Matrix during their sale:(

I didn't get anything this year either.  Pretty much any announced Matrix title I want is a new or impending release (Alea Jacta Est, Commander: The Great War, and Distant Worlds: Shadows), and therefore wasn't going to be on sale in any case. 

On the other hand, I already purchased most of the older Matrix titles that I wanted to get during *last year's* sale, so I can't really complain.  :) 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Shelldrake on January 13, 2013, 12:17:51 PM
Last day of Matrixgames Holiday sale is today or tomorrow...can't really tell from their wording...

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3217551&mpage=1&key=

I picked up Distant Worlds Legends and Commander The Great War, which wasn't on sale but I used my $20 beta tester coupon. :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on January 13, 2013, 12:56:20 PM
I picked up Distant Worlds Legends and Commander The Great War, which wasn't on sale but I used my $20 beta tester coupon. :)

I'm trying to think of a cleverly acerbic reply to that, but since I'm currently coming up blank, I'm just going to go with "bite me".  :P 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on January 13, 2013, 03:03:04 PM
I didn't pick up anything from Matrix either this sale...pretty much have everything I want from them or the sales prices were still a tad too high for me to bite.  I might have picked up Distant Worlds - Legends and Return of the Shakturi if the prices were in the $10 range.  Got too many other games, so I can wait...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on January 13, 2013, 08:29:13 PM
Man, I just can't decide if there's anything I have to have.

I'm eyeballing Field of Glory with Storm of Arrows and Empires in Arms.  But am I really going to play them?  Do I really need them, or do I have games that already cover these periods better?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on January 14, 2013, 05:52:15 AM
Man, I just can't decide if there's anything I have to have.

I'm eyeballing Field of Glory with Storm of Arrows and Empires in Arms.  But am I really going to play them?  Do I really need them, or do I have games that already cover these periods better?

You will for about 10-15 minutes and then move onto something else for 10-15 minutes.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Shelldrake on January 14, 2013, 06:43:02 AM
I picked up Distant Worlds Legends and Commander The Great War, which wasn't on sale but I used my $20 beta tester coupon. :)

I'm trying to think of a cleverly acerbic reply to that, but since I'm currently coming up blank, I'm just going to go with "bite me".  :P

LOL
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on January 15, 2013, 08:00:26 AM
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/shooter/chivalry-medieval-warfare/) on sale at Greenmangaming for $12.49 until Jan.18th 4pm GMT.  Use 20% off code GMG20-PJFEW-Y16HK to knock it down to $10.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on January 17, 2013, 12:54:52 PM
(omg omg omg...) 




GamersGate has a couple noteworthy deals going on right now: 


Both versions of Endless Space (the Admiral Edition and Emperor Special Edition) are half-off this weekend (http://www.gamersgate.com/games?prio=relevance&q=endlessspaceweekend). 


What's really got me excited, though, is that they're selling Dominions 3...for $29.95 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DOM3A/dominions-3-the-awakening?aff=ggnews)!  At that price, I might finally have to bite. 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on January 17, 2013, 05:42:50 PM



What's really got me excited, though, is that they're selling Dominions 3...for $29.95 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DOM3A/dominions-3-the-awakening?aff=ggnews)!  At that price, I might finally have to bite.

Hey Martok.   Have you ever bought something through Desura (http://www.desura.com/games/dominions-3-the-awakening)?  Dom3 has been that price, there, for a month or so.  (Did I tell you that already?)

It's a pretty good service, that I've seen.  What's real nice is that you not only have the option to run their Steam-like client but you can also download the actual installer exes for you games and aren't forced to use the client at all;  both options available.  They also host some interesting indies, too, if you dig around.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on January 18, 2013, 11:11:29 AM
Doh!  I'd forgotten Desura was already selling Dominions 3 for the same price (yes, you'd mentioned it).  :-[ 


I had heard of Desura before, but only because of StarDrive.  I've not yet purchased anything through the platform myself, although I've heard generally good things about it.  (They take frickin' forever to put up new patches/updates, however.) 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Shelldrake on January 18, 2013, 11:16:37 AM
Endless Space is a game that I have wanted to check out for some time now. Do y'all recommend the Admiral or Emperor edition?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on January 18, 2013, 11:26:53 AM
Endless Space is a game that I have wanted to check out for some time now. Do y'all recommend the Admiral or Emperor edition?
Not really much difference between the two.  With the Emperor Edition you also get a United Empire "Emperor's Guard Extra Skin" Pack and a unique "Endless" Hero (a unique and mysterious hero, direct descendant of the Endless civilization).  Not sure I've used either yet in any of the games I've played...

p.s.  while the soundtrack is listed for the Admirals edition and not the Emperor, I bought the Emperor edition and do have the soundtrack.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on January 18, 2013, 04:04:23 PM
Doh!  I'd forgotten Desura was already selling Dominions 3 for the same price (yes, you'd mentioned it).  :-[ 


I had heard of Desura before, but only because of StarDrive.  I've not yet purchased anything through the platform myself, although I've heard generally good things about it.  (They take frickin' forever to put up new patches/updates, however.)

The patch frequency depends on the game & developer.  All the indie beta buy-ins that I have there are updated very often.  Of course, some developers have their titles elsewhere, too, and it isn't highest on their list.  From what I gather, Ilwinter is using the game's Desura forum as their regular haunt and it's their primary distributor at the moment.  There are also a lot of Steam Greenlight candidates that have already been there for awhile, and the devs generally frequent their title's comments section.  I've been happy with it lately, and the one time I contacted their customer service, the issue was resolved by a person actually taking action the first time I sent it instead of repeated copy & paste replies from the impersonal Steam Stazi.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on January 18, 2013, 08:56:46 PM
Magicka is play-for-free this weekend and is 75% off on Monday.

If you haven't played Magicka you should check it out. The heart of the game is the magic system. There are a number of types of magic: earth, fire, water, defensive, and arcane (maybe more, I'm working from memory).

You have five power slots. So you can put in four fire and one earth to create a fireball. But some magics cancel out (water and fire). With this you can experiment with a bunch of combos for different, more powerful spell.

And when the action gets frantic, sometimes you just hit a bunch of keys and something cool happens that takes a while to figure out.

It's definitely worth checking out for free.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on January 18, 2013, 10:22:24 PM
Also, magic can backfire on you in hilarious fashion. For example, try casting electrical spells in the rain...

And while bringing down a rain of meteors will make you feel like a bad ass, they can crush you in to a puddle of glop just as effectively as they mash bad guys.

Co-op is even more fun. You think friendly fire is an issue in Left 4 Dead? Try this.  ;D

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on January 19, 2013, 07:44:08 AM
Also, magic can backfire on you in hilarious fashion. For example, try casting electrical spells in the rain...

And while bringing down a rain of meteors will make you feel like a bad ass, they can crush you in to a puddle of glop just as effectively as they mash bad guys.

Co-op is even more fun. You think friendly fire is an issue in Left 4 Dead? Try this.  ;D

I may have to load that sucker back up just to check out multi-player, which is supposed to be perky titz.  Although I always had to run the damn thing in a window due to the FPS issue that so many of us had (and the devs evidentally couldn't figure out how to fix  :-\ ).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on January 19, 2013, 09:35:01 AM
I've never tried MP in Magicka. Could be fun.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on January 19, 2013, 02:29:57 PM
I think I'm going to have to reinstall it, too. Damn you, conversation about Magicka!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on January 20, 2013, 01:56:12 AM
Although I always had to run the damn thing in a window due to the FPS issue that so many of us had (and the devs evidentally couldn't figure out how to fix  :-\ ).

What?  They never fixed that?  Appalling.  That and the lack of save-anywhere is the reason I stopped playing, which was a shame because it's an incredibly fun game otherwise.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: FlickJax on January 20, 2013, 07:55:50 AM
Whats better as both on sale, anno2070 or endless space?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on January 20, 2013, 08:49:27 AM
Although I always had to run the damn thing in a window due to the FPS issue that so many of us had (and the devs evidentally couldn't figure out how to fix  :-\ ).

What?  They never fixed that?  Appalling.  That and the lack of save-anywhere is the reason I stopped playing, which was a shame because it's an incredibly fun game otherwise.

Oh yeah... I also forgot about the conshole-ized game save checkpoints.  That made me ragequit at one point, where I kept getting killed by a boss and had to keep playing through almost 10 minutes of stuff I already finished, over & over & over, just to get back to the boss fight.  >:(  That was the last time I played after that save checkpoint BS.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Trooperc7 on January 21, 2013, 06:34:03 AM
Whats better as both on sale, anno2070 or endless space?

I do not own anno2070, but i can tell you, Endless Space is a blast.....
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: FlickJax on January 21, 2013, 08:50:18 AM
Thanks, I ummed and ahhed too long and will have to wait for next sale mow :(
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on January 22, 2013, 09:30:45 AM
Gamersgate has Unity of Command (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-UOC/unity-of-command) for $10 and the DLC Red Turn The Road to Berlin (http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-UOCRT/unity-of-command-red-turn-the-road-to-berlin-1943-45) for $7.46...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on January 22, 2013, 11:52:58 PM
Wazhack, the heavily Nethack-inspired Roguelike, is on sale at Desura for $2.50. 

http://www.desura.com/games/wazhack

..until the 29th.

It's a typically brutal Roguelike, with lots of unknown items to find & figure out what their effects are (hopefully without bursting into flame or getting polymorphed into some wimpy creature, etc).  I've enjoyed making a few runs in a row to try & top the daily leaderboard in the past.  People's scores, categorized by various periods of time, are kept on the game's website for everyone who links their copy to it; that was a nice reference to see how well I was doing before my characters' inevitable deaths.  ;D

Speaking of.. I'm gonna go fire it up for a bit right now. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: FlickJax on January 24, 2013, 05:22:06 AM
http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-KA2/king-arthur-ii-the-role-playing-wargame

£1.99, i have the first game is this one any good?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on January 24, 2013, 09:49:38 AM
http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-KA2/king-arthur-ii-the-role-playing-wargame

£1.99, i have the first game is this one any good?

From what I understood, it's got some of the same kind of gameplay... except they took out some of the kingdom management stuff.  Which is odd, because that was what people wanted more of in the first game's expansions (more open sandbox kingdom gameplay).  I've not tried this one yet, because of that, but at such a low price it may be well worth it.


Edit:  I also see the first KA series/collection on sale there, along with Zafehouse Diaries, and all the Warlock:MotA stuff in case anyone missed them on the holiday sales.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on January 24, 2013, 02:25:50 PM
http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-KA2/king-arthur-ii-the-role-playing-wargame

£1.99, i have the first game is this one any good?

The overall consensus is that it wasn't as good as the first one, especially since it runs on rails more than its predecessor.  Unless you *really* liked the first one and hunger for more, I'd say skip it. 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on January 25, 2013, 09:21:29 AM
GetGamesGo (http://getloadedgo.com/) is having a MAC Sale for the next 72 hours.  Get any 2 of the following for $15:
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on January 25, 2013, 05:22:02 PM
Sengoku and Sword of the Stars 2: Enhanced Edition are £3.74 each on Green Man Gaming.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on January 26, 2013, 05:55:45 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/app/203140/

Hitman absolution only $17...... Might be time for me to pull the trigger
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on January 27, 2013, 10:32:29 AM
Pretty decent Microsoft bundle at amazon...$9. If you still have your holiday credit, you can save another $5 and get this all for $5.  I already own the two big ones of Toy Soldiers and Mark of the Ninja, otherwise I would have jumped on it for this price.  I believe you get steam keys.

- Toy Soldiers
- Mark of the Ninja
- Deadlight
- Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
- Iron Brigade

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-5-Game-Arcade-Pack-Download/dp/B00B1ULJI0/ref=br_lf_m_1000716161_1_1_ttl?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1475944962&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000716161&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1MJW6WHEFQG9KDBX6MDE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on January 27, 2013, 12:20:29 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/app/203140/

Hitman absolution only $17...... Might be time for me to pull the trigger

Yeah, had my eye on this, but the feedback I'd seen wasn't encouraging. For $17 it might be worth a shot. Thanks!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on January 27, 2013, 01:22:56 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/app/203140/

Hitman absolution only $17...... Might be time for me to pull the trigger

Yeah, had my eye on this, but the feedback I'd seen wasn't encouraging. For $17 it might be worth a shot. Thanks!

I am still debating myself...amazon also has for the same price, both are steam codes.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on January 27, 2013, 02:23:32 PM
Anyone noticed that Steam forgot to update their daily deal from Saturday to Sunday? :P (It's still Hitman)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on January 27, 2013, 02:27:00 PM
It's been like that all weekend.  I think they update at like 2pm PST.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on January 27, 2013, 10:25:39 PM
Pretty decent Microsoft bundle at amazon...$9. If you still have your holiday credit, you can save another $5 and get this all for $5.  I already own the two big ones of Toy Soldiers and Mark of the Ninja, otherwise I would have jumped on it for this price.  I believe you get steam keys.

- Toy Soldiers
- Mark of the Ninja
- Deadlight
- Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
- Iron Brigade

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-5-Game-Arcade-Pack-Download/dp/B00B1ULJI0/ref=br_lf_m_1000716161_1_1_ttl?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1475944962&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000716161&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1MJW6WHEFQG9KDBX6MDE

You, sir, are an evil evil man.  I had been dwelling on Mark of the Ninja for awhile now.  Not sure if I'll jump just yet, though, despite this crazy deal.  I'll probably buckle like a belt, per usual.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on January 28, 2013, 09:48:15 AM
It looks like I'm late in noticing this, but GOG is currently selling Conquest: Frontier Wars for $5.99 (U.S.).  I always seem to hear good things about this one; maybe it's time I actually grabbed it. 


Link (http://www.gog.com/gamecard/conquest_frontier_wars?utm_source=whats_new&utm_medium=email&utm_content=game_subject&utm_campaign=monday_280113)

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on January 28, 2013, 12:50:40 PM
It looks like I'm late in noticing this, but GOG is currently selling Conquest: Frontier Wars for $5.99 (U.S.).  I always seem to hear good things about this one; maybe it's time I actually grabbed it. 


Link (http://www.gog.com/gamecard/conquest_frontier_wars?utm_source=whats_new&utm_medium=email&utm_content=game_subject&utm_campaign=monday_280113)



I'm not sure how it would hold up today, but I have extremely fond memories of Conquest: Frontier Wars.  Three very different factions, dripping with atmosphere, excellent voice acting.  Campaign and sandbox mode.  Supply mechanic.  Carriers.  Insta-kill ion cannons.  Dreadnaughts.  C:FW has it all!  I played it for hours and hours when it first came out - in fact I still have the box somewhere.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on January 28, 2013, 01:27:39 PM
Well you're certainly not making it any easier to resist...  :P 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on January 28, 2013, 02:10:52 PM
If you're even considering it, for six of those funny "dollar" things I think you should pick it up.  The gameplay will be immediately familiar and it's an amazingly absorbing game.  I'll never forget the thrill of being pounded by those pesky insect things, then hearing my salvation..."Dreadnaught, ready to go!"  Yeah!  Get my best admiral on board, get it the hell in there and really mess up someone's day! \o/

The dreadnaught's special ability is the Aegis shield - invulnerability, as long as it's kept supplied. 8)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Shelldrake on January 28, 2013, 02:12:20 PM
It looks like I'm late in noticing this, but GOG is currently selling Conquest: Frontier Wars for $5.99 (U.S.).  I always seem to hear good things about this one; maybe it's time I actually grabbed it. 


Link (http://www.gog.com/gamecard/conquest_frontier_wars?utm_source=whats_new&utm_medium=email&utm_content=game_subject&utm_campaign=monday_280113)

Came across this modded version of CFW that might be of interest.

http://www.moddb.com/mods/conquest-2-frontier-wars-forever (http://www.moddb.com/mods/conquest-2-frontier-wars-forever)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on January 29, 2013, 03:51:34 PM
Thanks Shelldrake!  If I end up getting CFW (which is looking likely, dammit!), I'll check it out. 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on January 30, 2013, 06:52:38 PM
 No sure if any fable fans but bundle for 3 and lost chapters only $9($5 if you have ec credit)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B86BPW2?tag=cheapassgam08-20

Anybody have thoughts on fable and whether worth it?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on January 31, 2013, 07:29:59 AM
Amazon is offering Paradox War Chest (http://www.amazon.com/Paradox-Interactive-War-Chest-Download/dp/B00AAIJJCW/ref=br_lf_m_1000728511_2_47_img?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1479964782&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000728511&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0GVCY50446Q664P8TRWE) for $7.49 U.S. It includes:
There are some downsides. 1)The games activate on Steam, so if you don't like Steam you are out of luck. 2)Achtung Panzer Kharkov 1943 may not work on Windows 7. 3)Paradox shut down the online servers for Gettysburg: Armored Warfare so there are no online games available.

Otherwise I don't see how anyone could possibly go wrong for $7.49!

Edit: Fixed link
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on January 31, 2013, 07:34:41 AM
Anymore, these kinds of sales are so frequent and cheap (and not just on Amazon) that it isn't about the cost, it's about the fact there just isn't enough time to ever get to fully play them.  Now if only they could sell us a 30 hour day!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on January 31, 2013, 10:53:53 AM
Anymore, these kinds of sales are so frequent and cheap (and not just on Amazon) that it isn't about the cost, it's about the fact there just isn't enough time to ever get to fully play them.  Now if only they could sell us a 30 hour day!

Ain't that the truth.  The sales come so thick & fast nowadays that my mind starts to become numb after a while. 


And yes, I really did just complain about games being cheap all the time.  Argh. 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on January 31, 2013, 11:57:09 AM
And yes, I really did just complain about games being cheap all the time.  Argh.

...thus the deepness of Matrix's marketing strategy becomes apparent!  :o
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on January 31, 2013, 12:49:26 PM
And yes, I really did just complain about games being cheap all the time.  Argh.

...thus the deepness of Matrix's marketing strategy becomes apparent!  :o

You might be right.

If there's one significant difference between David Heath's management style and JD McNeil's it is that Slitherine isn't afraid to mark down a game from time to time.

I couldn't say whether significant numbers of people put off buying games to wait for sales (and therefore cannibalize the sales revenue), but Slitherine wouldn't do it if they didn't think it worked.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on January 31, 2013, 02:18:23 PM
I couldn't say whether significant numbers of people put off buying games to wait for sales (and therefore cannibalize the sales revenue), but Slitherine wouldn't do it if they didn't think it worked.

I think Matrix are bloody stupid to rarely discount their games.  Yes, I get the reason for the high prices, but to set a single price based on a specific set of market assumptions and leave that price as it is almost permanently is naive in my opinion.  There is value in discount sales, as anyone who has ever run a business knows.  Valve have proved time and time again - not to mention the numerous indie bundles - how effective sales can be.

Christ knows I'd have plenty more Matrix games by now if the prices weren't permanently high.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on January 31, 2013, 07:56:56 PM
Me too.  I ain't going to pay $50+ for a game that hasn't been graphically updated since 1994.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on February 01, 2013, 06:35:50 AM
Steel Panthers World at War 55.99 (they'll probably claim that price is 'discounted').. Now this is a game with a release level price.. yet no support, if you want it to work in Win 7, you have to research and find the fix (that is NOT release product type support)..

I mean that one is a real joke!

lol. that's how I found the Matrix site years ago.. SPWAW.. and I still haven't bought it yet, because it's priced to damn high..

I bought all the originals.. and I've played the 'free', and enjoy it.. but to me over 50 dollars for mega campaigns.. not worth it..

maybe I'd start to think at 30... I would most likely buy at 20...  But they are way out of touch on some of the old games..

Yet some of their new releases have reasonable prices like 39...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 01, 2013, 11:44:22 AM
Matrix really irritate me.  Thanks to their ridiculous pricing I've bought a grand total of three games there, and I've been burned every time:

Starshatter: Had a game-breaking bug which I asked for support with multiple times and was completely ignored.

The Operational Art of War 3: Supposedly had a single-player element but probably 1% of the scenarios support AI.

Distant Worlds: I'm sure it's a good game if you buy the expansions that fix things that should have been patched in the base game.  I will not support shoddy development by giving the developer/publisher even more money.

I doubt I'll buy from Matrix ever again to be honest.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on February 01, 2013, 01:35:27 PM
Distant Worlds: I'm sure it's a good game if you buy the expansions that fix things that should have been patched in the base game.  I will not support shoddy development by giving the developer/publisher even more money.

I'd disagree with this assessment that the expansions were content that should have been in the base game.   The DW developer is a single individual so the expansion model he is using is practical and adds value to the game.  The bugs of the original were squashed for the most part through patches.  He still patches individual expansions so you don't have to buy every expansion.  And finally I agree he could have broke through to the Paradox strategic gaming crowd if he'd been able to offer a bundle at a reasonable price.  I don't mind at all that I paid full prices for the game and expansions as they came out.  It's worth that value to me, but to get more gamers to support future products the Dev needs to work with Slitherine to produce a bundle pack.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on February 01, 2013, 03:33:14 PM
Distant Worlds: I'm sure it's a good game if you buy the expansions that fix things that should have been patched in the base game.  I will not support shoddy development by giving the developer/publisher even more money.

I'd disagree with this assessment that the expansions were content that should have been in the base game.   The DW developer is a single individual so the expansion model he is using is practical and adds value to the game.  The bugs of the original were squashed for the most part through patches.  He still patches individual expansions so you don't have to buy every expansion.  And finally I agree he could have broke through to the Paradox strategic gaming crowd if he'd been able to offer a bundle at a reasonable price.  I don't mind at all that I paid full prices for the game and expansions as they came out.  It's worth that value to me, but to get more gamers to support future products the Dev needs to work with Slitherine to produce a bundle pack.

I agree with your disagreement!  +1
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on February 03, 2013, 09:24:07 AM

Distant Worlds: I'm sure it's a good game if you buy the expansions that fix things that should have been patched in the base game.  I will not support shoddy development by giving the developer/publisher even more money.

Wow, I'm surprised to hear you say that.  What is it about vanilla DW that makes you feel that way? 


Aside from seconding Bison's & Rayfer's sentiments -- the dev really has done an amazing job supporting this game from the beginning, and essentially all by his lonesome -- I personally enjoyed the original game, even without expansions.  My main beef with it was the UI (which was admittedly fairly clunky), but I had a lot of fun with it even so. 

I certainly won't deny that Return of the Shakturi and Legends both add a tremendous amount of gameplay, such that now I can scarcely imagine playing the game without them.  However, I did truly have a good time playing the original Distant Worlds as well.  Different strokes for different folks, I guess. 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 03, 2013, 10:59:35 AM
Memory fails me now, but I think it was stuff like fleet management, a bug which meant worlds would move on while bases remained fixed in one spot, refuelling problems which meant that by the time a fleet was formed, half of the ships would need to be refuelled, etc.  Stuff like that - game-breaking to me.

I remember posting about it on some other forum, probably Gaming Trend, and I'm pretty sure it was Monty who told me that these things were fixed in the expansions.  Hence my wrath.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on February 06, 2013, 08:15:36 PM
Memory fails me now, but I think it was stuff like fleet management, a bug which meant worlds would move on while bases remained fixed in one spot, refuelling problems which meant that by the time a fleet was formed, half of the ships would need to be refuelled, etc.  Stuff like that - game-breaking to me.

I remember posting about it on some other forum, probably Gaming Trend, and I'm pretty sure it was Monty who told me that these things were fixed in the expansions.  Hence my wrath.

IIRC most of that was fixed in the orignal games patches.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on February 08, 2013, 06:38:13 AM
Gamestop is currently selling Heroes of Might & Magic III: Complete Edition for $4.99. 

(Gah!  Must resist temptation...) 


Link (http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W2088?affid=gsnow)

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on February 08, 2013, 08:58:09 AM
The only thing that surprises me is that you don't already own HoMM3, Martok.

Amazon is featuring Command and Conquer The Ultimate Collection (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009IR1SR0/ref=s9_hps_bw_g367_ir01?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-8&pf_rd_r=1532F94DF2594004A468&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1400305362&pf_rd_i=229575) for $16.99 but the offer ends soon.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Longdan on February 11, 2013, 09:22:23 AM
Unity of Command on Steam for about 7 bux for about an hour.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Shelldrake on February 11, 2013, 10:29:46 AM
Lots of Square Enix goodness on sale at GOG for another 11 hours.

http://www.gog.com/promo/square_enix_weekend_promo_080213 (http://www.gog.com/promo/square_enix_weekend_promo_080213)

Edit: Just picked up Startopia and Thief Gold to add to my GOG collection. Just couldn't resist. I am soooo weak.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on February 11, 2013, 01:04:02 PM
The only thing that surprises me is that you don't already own HoMM3, Martok.

I know!  When it comes to me and that game, it's almost the opposite of serendipity:  Whenever it's on sale somewhere, I'm broke.  When I have money, it's either not on sale or more often (and even worse in a way) I just don't think of it. 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on February 13, 2013, 07:47:35 AM
For the next 17 hours, GamersGate (http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-AOWT/age-of-wonders-trilogy-with-soundtrack-bundle) is offering an Age of Wonders Trilogy with Soundtrack Bundle for $9.98 U.S. If you haven't got this classic series yet, now would be a good time to pick it up.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on February 14, 2013, 06:55:19 AM
IndieGala Colossus  is now Live:  http://indiegala.com (http://indiegala.com)

$5.76 gets you


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: donkey_roxor on February 14, 2013, 11:02:40 AM
IndieGala Colossus  is now Live:  http://indiegala.com (http://indiegala.com)

$5.76 gets you

  • SUBVERSION CITY GENERATOR 
  • VOXEL DESTRUCTION 
  • 7.62MM 
  • TALISMAN PROLOGUE 
  • DARWINIA
  • MULTIWINIA 
  • DEFCON 
  • UPLINK 
  • HEARTS OF IRON III 
  • DEMIGOD
  • (?) UNLOCKS 2ND WEEK
  • (?) UNLOCKS 2ND WEEK
  • (?) UNLOCKS 2ND WEEK

PE

ARE YOU F'ING KIDDING WHO HAS TIME TO PLAY ALL THESE GAMES I DON'T MUSTN'T BUY ARGH!!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on February 14, 2013, 11:11:01 AM
Steam is now having a sale of games that can be played on Linux, in a celebration of its integration to that OS :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on February 14, 2013, 02:38:15 PM
All things Crusader Kings 2 are on sale at Steam (except The Republic, still $10).

p.s.  remember the Steam and Gamersgate versions are incompatible!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on February 14, 2013, 02:40:06 PM
IndieGala Colossus  is now Live:  http://indiegala.com (http://indiegala.com)

$5.76 gets you

  • SUBVERSION CITY GENERATOR 
  • VOXEL DESTRUCTION 
  • 7.62MM 
  • TALISMAN PROLOGUE 
  • DARWINIA
  • MULTIWINIA 
  • DEFCON 
  • UPLINK 
  • HEARTS OF IRON III 
  • DEMIGOD
  • (?) UNLOCKS 2ND WEEK
  • (?) UNLOCKS 2ND WEEK
  • (?) UNLOCKS 2ND WEEK

PE

Tempting.  Are these two

• SUBVERSION CITY GENERATOR 
• VOXEL DESTRUCTION 

actually games or just some type of simulators?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on February 14, 2013, 03:00:38 PM
Steam is now having a sale of games that can be played on Linux, in a celebration of its integration to that OS :)

If I already own a Steam game do I get to install and play it on platforms other than the one I purchased it on? I was able to install LucasArts' 'The Dig' on my iMac as well as my PC, even though I only bought it once. Would this apply to Linux as well? One of the games on sale is Crusader Kings 2.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 14, 2013, 03:05:33 PM
Any game marked as Steam Play means you pay once, play on whatever platforms are supported.  So, yes. :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on February 14, 2013, 03:08:35 PM
Cool!

But I'm guessing only a small percentage of Steam games are 'Steam Play', right? I mean there has to some kind of downside...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 14, 2013, 03:29:40 PM
Well, yeah, there aren't too many yet.  But the number will grow.  There are actually quite a lot available for Mac now, and since Mac and Linux share a common ancestor kernel-wise I imagine the number of Linux games will explode.  There are already a lot more than when I last checked, barely a month ago.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: eyebiter on February 14, 2013, 04:07:55 PM
http://www.groupees.com/bma

Groupees Be Mine Anniversary Bundle
Pay a Minimum of $1 and receive:
Eschalon Book II [steampowered.com] RRP $9.99 (Steam, PC & Mac)
iBomber Defense Pacific [steampowered.com] RRP $4.99 (Steam, PC, Mac & Linux)
Livalink [Desura] (Currently on Steam Greenlight)
Party of Sin [steampowered.com] RRP $14.99 (Steam, PC)


Pay at least $5 and in addition receive:
Men of War: Assault Squad [steampowered.com] RRP $29.99 (Steam, PC)
Two Worlds 2 [steampowered.com] RRP $29.99 (Steam, PC & Mac)
Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes [steampowered.com] RRP $19.99 (Steam, PC & Mac)
Planets Under Attack [steampowered.com] RRP $14.99 (Steam, PC & Mac)
Mystery Game

In addition to the above games, there will be bonuses unlocked at specific sales levels, at least two of which will be Steam games. The first is said to be:
Major Mayhem [Desura] (Currently on Steam Greenlight)

Any games included that are on Greenlight will provide Steam keys should they succesfully make their way on to Steam.



http://slickdeals.net/f/5850876-Live-Groupees-Be-Mine-Anniversary-Bundle-125-of-Steam-games-for-5-or-30-for-1

*** Note: If you have any problems getting your keys email support@groupees.com
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on February 14, 2013, 04:12:48 PM
Well, yeah, there aren't too many yet.  But the number will grow.  There are actually quite a lot available for Mac now, and since Mac and Linux share a common ancestor kernel-wise I imagine the number of Linux games will explode.  There are already a lot more than when I last checked, barely a month ago.

Yep, I ran a search and found about 170 odd items, 110 of which were games. I'm very curious as to what the hardware specs will be when Valve finally unveils the Steam Box.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on February 15, 2013, 07:31:36 PM
If anyone has never played World of WarCraft, now would be a good time to start. Until February 25th, Blizzard is offering the WoW Battle Chest (http://"http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=110000044") (which includes the base game, first two expansions, Brady Beginners Guide, and one month free game time) for $5; the Cataclysm expansion (http://"http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=1100001289") for $10; and the Mists of Pandaria expansion (http://"http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=1100002176") for $20.

All are available in either Physical Box Versions or as Digital Downloads for yourself or a friend.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 16, 2013, 09:54:50 AM
I'd disagree with this assessment that the expansions were content that should have been in the base game.   The DW developer is a single individual so the expansion model he is using is practical and adds value to the game.  The bugs of the original were squashed for the most part through patches.  He still patches individual expansions so you don't have to buy every expansion.  And finally I agree he could have broke through to the Paradox strategic gaming crowd if he'd been able to offer a bundle at a reasonable price.  I don't mind at all that I paid full prices for the game and expansions as they came out.  It's worth that value to me, but to get more gamers to support future products the Dev needs to work with Slitherine to produce a bundle pack.

I missed this earlier.  I just want to make it clear that I never expect content to be added for free.  I am more than willing to pay for extra content.  What I won't pay for is patches.  As I said up-thread, it was Monty himself who informed me that the issues I had with the game were fixed in the expansions.  I refuse to support that business model.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on February 17, 2013, 06:38:09 AM
I know some folks were interested in euro trucking 2 in the past, on sale for $14 but then I think you can apply a 20% off coupon on top of that to get it for $12

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/simulation/euro-truck-simulator-2/

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on February 17, 2013, 07:24:44 AM
Thanks for the tip!

Where do one obtain said coupon?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on February 17, 2013, 07:51:03 AM
Thanks for the tip!

Where do one obtain said coupon?

On the main page of green gaming

GMG20-P4DLK-FKYRS
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on February 17, 2013, 08:11:21 AM
Even though euro trucker is usually not my type of game, I figured for $12 I would give it a go....downloading now.  Surprisingly the download is only 800MB.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on February 17, 2013, 09:56:49 AM
Thanks again!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on February 18, 2013, 08:55:00 PM
Edit: Wrong thread....
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on February 19, 2013, 03:54:10 PM
Unity of Command: Red Turn DLC only $4.99

http://store.steampowered.com/app/218100/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on February 19, 2013, 04:41:56 PM
Unity of Command: Red Turn DLC only $4.99

http://store.steampowered.com/app/218100/

I thought about buying Unity of Command and this and placing them on my stack.... I have been hesitant to buy UoC.


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on February 20, 2013, 05:01:03 PM
for those who haven't taken the xcom plunge, hard to beat $16 with the code GMG20-P4DLK-FKYRS

http://www.greenmangaming.com/#link2
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on February 21, 2013, 03:15:24 AM
Pretty massive amazon sale, check out posts 1 and 2.

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=336109
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on February 21, 2013, 05:37:08 AM
Pretty massive amazon sale, check out posts 1 and 2.

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=336109

Hitman I've been waiting to go on sale. This might be the time to bite.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on February 21, 2013, 10:23:58 AM
Pretty massive amazon sale, check out posts 1 and 2.

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=336109

AJE (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dvideogames&field-keywords=Alea%20Jacta%20Est%20) for $7.50...

Hearts of Iron 3: Their Finest Hour (http://www.amazon.com/Hearts-Iron-III-Finest-Download/dp/B009AYQRK4/ref=sr_1_3?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1361467760&sr=1-3&keywords=Hearts+of+Iron+3) for $4.99
War of the Roses (http://www.amazon.com/War-Roses-Online-Game-Code/dp/B008YIJCAO/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1361468455&sr=1-1&keywords=war+of+the+roses) for $4.99  (also the two DLCs are 0.99 each)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on February 21, 2013, 10:30:36 AM
AJE (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dvideogames&field-keywords=Alea%20Jacta%20Est%20) for $7.50...

Paid full price for it and was worth it, for sure worth it now!

PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on February 21, 2013, 05:50:40 PM
Well, finally broke down and bought Ghost Recon Future Soldier for $9......can't beat that.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on February 23, 2013, 01:17:16 AM
Gamestop is selling Crusader Kings II Complete Pack for $31.49 (down from $89.99).  This includes all DLC up through The Republic, as well as all the various song, unit, & portrait packs. 


Link (http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W4108?affid=gsnow)

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on February 23, 2013, 01:40:28 PM
If there's anyone around who hasn't got Disciples II: Gold (http://www.amazon.com/Disciples-II-Gold-Edition-Download/dp/B003ZUYD0K/ref=br_lf_m_1000716161_4_88_img?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1498152842&pf_rd_s=center-9&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000716161&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=04GNCQN16CM2RBT37YHG), you can get it for $2.49 U.S. from Amazon.com. It's one of hundreds of games being offered during Amazon's Farewell to February Digital PC game sale (http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=br_lf_m_1000716161_pglink_next?ie=UTF8&docId=1000716161&plgroup=1&plpage=1).

To make your purchase 25% cheaper, use the code "CAGROCKS" at checkout to save an additional 25% on your item (limit one per customer).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on February 24, 2013, 08:58:45 PM
I saw this over at SimHQ.  I don't quite get how it works, but if it does work, it's an awful lot of gaming for $5, including JH's beloved Men of War Assault Squad.

http://groupees.com/bma

If anyone takes the plunge, and it's legit, let us know!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 24, 2013, 10:30:24 PM
I saw this over at SimHQ.  I don't quite get how it works, but if it does work, it's an awful lot of gaming for $5, including JH's beloved Men of War Assault Squad.

http://groupees.com/bma

If anyone takes the plunge, and it's legit, let us know!

Yeah, there have been several Groupees bundles prior to this one, so it's legit.

They're one of those 'pay what you want' indie bundle packs. And for a minimum of $5, you pretty much get a ton of gaming there.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on February 25, 2013, 08:20:19 AM
Gamestop/Impulse has Crusader Kings II (just the vanilla game) on sale for $9.99. 

Link (http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W2790?affid=gsnow)

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on February 25, 2013, 04:52:48 PM
Steam's got a Space Empire IV and V bundle for $4.99.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on February 25, 2013, 06:07:59 PM
Steam's got a Space Empire IV and V bundle for $4.99.

That's worth it!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on February 26, 2013, 06:55:49 AM
Fallen Enchantress $13.60 @ GG

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-EFE/fallen-enchantress (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-EFE/fallen-enchantress)


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on February 26, 2013, 07:29:41 AM
Strategic War in Europe (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SWIE/strategic-war-in-europe) $2.99 Daily Deal at Gamersgate...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Labbug on February 26, 2013, 12:53:43 PM
Fallen Enchantress for $13.59 at Steam until Thursday 4 PM Pacific time.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 26, 2013, 02:30:48 PM
And Stardock has already announced the next installment of FE, FE : Legendary Heroes. It'll be $40, but only $20 if you already own Fallen Enchantress...

...in other words, I'm about to buy Fallen Enchantress.  ;D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on February 26, 2013, 02:57:35 PM
And Stardock has already announced the next installment of FE, FE : Legendary Heroes. It'll be $40, but only $20 if you already own Fallen Enchantress...

...in other words, I'm about to buy Fallen Enchantress.  ;D

Wait, wasn't this supposed to be an Expansion???
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 26, 2013, 03:06:54 PM
And Stardock has already announced the next installment of FE, FE : Legendary Heroes. It'll be $40, but only $20 if you already own Fallen Enchantress...

...in other words, I'm about to buy Fallen Enchantress.  ;D

Wait, wasn't this supposed to be an Expansion???

It is, but it's a standalone that contains everything that's already in Fallen Enchantress. So if you own FE already, you get it at an expansion price. And as with FE, if you bought Elemental before October 31st of 2010, this is also free.

http://forums.stardock.com/439970
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on February 26, 2013, 03:14:15 PM
...and it looks like they just released Fallen Enchantress v1.3.

http://forums.elementalgame.com/440641
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on February 27, 2013, 03:01:55 AM
^  Yeah, I just received an email notification about 1.3 being available.  Am debating whether or not to get download it and try it out. 




Fallen Enchantress for $13.59 at Steam until Thursday 4 PM Pacific time.

Welcome to Grogheads, Labbug

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on February 27, 2013, 09:14:08 AM
Conquest of Elysium 3 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-COE3/conquest-of-elysium-3) -- $2.49 Daily Deal at gamersgate
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 27, 2013, 12:17:12 PM
Conquest of Elysium 3 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-COE3/conquest-of-elysium-3) -- $2.49 Daily Deal at gamersgate


Buy buy buy now now now!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on February 27, 2013, 01:47:17 PM
Conquest of Elysium 3 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-COE3/conquest-of-elysium-3) -- $2.49 Daily Deal at gamersgate


Buy buy buy now now now!

Done!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on February 27, 2013, 01:52:34 PM
Conquest of Elysium 3 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-COE3/conquest-of-elysium-3) -- $2.49 Daily Deal at gamersgate


Buy buy buy now now now!

Done!

Splendid!  You'll love it!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on March 01, 2013, 09:25:50 AM
Gamestop/Impulse is currently selling Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition for $4.99. 

Linky (http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W2500?affid=gsnow)

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on March 01, 2013, 12:34:35 PM
More 4x sales goodness: 



Armada 2526 Gold Edition (includes the Supernova expansion) is now being sold on Steam (woot!). 

There's also a temporary discount, which means the price is currently $16.99/€15.29. 

Link (http://store.steampowered.com/app/229970)

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on March 02, 2013, 09:42:22 AM
Impulse is selling the Warlock: Master of the Arcane Bundle for $7.49.  I may have to finally grab this one in spite of myself... 


Link (http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W3965?affid=gsnow)

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 02, 2013, 02:56:02 PM
Hitman : Absolution is 75% off on Greenmangaming. Add in the discount code (GMG20-P4DLK-FKYRS) and the Professional Edition is a flat $10.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/ca/en/pc/games/action/hitman-absolution-professional-edition-na/

And Starcraft 2 : Wings of Liberty is 50% off at Battle.net.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on March 03, 2013, 08:56:37 AM
War of the Roses at Gamestop for 4.98 with promo discount and sale right now. I caved...couldn't resist.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on March 03, 2013, 09:36:00 AM
War of the Roses at Gamestop for 4.98 with promo discount and sale right now. I caved...couldn't resist.

I wouldn't mind at all, but after playing the demo, I realised that it's the kind of game in which I would just get repeatedly owned and wouldn't have a lot of fun.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on March 03, 2013, 09:59:38 AM
I picked it up..... if you like M&B, this one looks along the same lines in terms of gameplay.

PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 03, 2013, 01:36:30 PM
Mark of the Ninja is 66% off - $4.99  for the remainder of the weekend. Get it. It's fantastic. You're a goddamn ninja. What else do you need?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on March 03, 2013, 01:57:05 PM
Mark of the Ninja is 66% off - $4.99  for the remainder of the weekend. Get it. It's fantastic. You're a goddamn ninja. What else do you need?

La la la not listening la la la!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 03, 2013, 02:01:25 PM
Mark of the Ninja is 66% off - $4.99  for the remainder of the weekend. Get it. It's fantastic. You're a goddamn ninja. What else do you need?

La la la not listening la la la!

That's fine. I don't need words to express how awesome it is to be a ninja.

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100415110011/unhalo/images/8/88/Ninjas-kill-people.jpg)

(http://cdnimg.visualizeus.com/thumbs/58/07/sword,blood,ninja,kill-58073a90239ff35edf72e402b818e808_h.jpg)

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on March 03, 2013, 02:50:22 PM
I got Mark of the Ninja the last time it was marked down to 5.00...haven't started it yet.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on March 03, 2013, 03:02:14 PM
Ha, those pictures are awesome, Arctic!  I really can't justify buying another game right now though - I just picked up an indie bundle yesterday that had about eight games in it, and bought Dominions 3 last week!  My lady would murder me...

It's on The List though.  Looks good.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on March 03, 2013, 06:28:19 PM
Mark of the Ninja is 66% off - $4.99  for the remainder of the weekend. Get it. It's fantastic. You're a goddamn ninja. What else do you need?

La la la not listening la la la!

I failed my Will save and just bought it. In fairness, I had a -5 drm because I'm not on a gaming laptop and Mark of the Ninja is likely to work fine on this little rig.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 03, 2013, 10:17:47 PM
Ha, those pictures are awesome, Arctic!  I really can't justify buying another game right now though - I just picked up an indie bundle yesterday that had about eight games in it, and bought Dominions 3 last week!  My lady would murder me...

It's on The List though.  Looks good.

That's quite the list of games...that include zero ninjas.

Besides, is the wife REALLY going to bust you too bad over $5? After all, it would be cheaper than everything else you bought...

 ;D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on March 04, 2013, 01:04:31 AM
You are a bad person!  You must live with that knowledge!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on March 04, 2013, 04:05:46 AM
I enjoyed the first level of Mark of the Ninja.  I would just rather get a gamepad to play it.

I probably also need to get one for Valley Without Wind 2, which they evidentally gave to owners of the first, and despite their recently adding more mouse support. 

Just not sure whether I'll actually use a damn gamepad that often, however.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 04, 2013, 02:32:51 PM
You are a bad person!  You must live with that knowledge!

I will, sir...quite happily.  ;D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on March 06, 2013, 01:59:46 AM
Wargame: European Escalation is on sale at Gamersgate, Today Only!  50% off...   
$17.50

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-WEE/wargame-european-escalation
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on March 07, 2013, 11:34:12 AM
Gamestop has Supreme Commander Gold on sale for $4.99. 

http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W114?affid=gsnow


Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on March 07, 2013, 11:41:17 AM
Unity Of Command at Gamersgate for $8 .. 60% off.

13 hours left!

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-UOC/unity-of-command


Sword of the Stars 2: Enhanced $4.98 .... 75% off

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SOTS2LW/sword-of-the-stars-ii-enhanced-edition
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on March 08, 2013, 07:56:43 AM
GOG Sale
Good stuff in there....

EADOR: GENESIS   $2.99
AGE OF WONDERS  $4.99
AGE OF WONDERS 2: THE WIZARD'S THRONE   $4.99
AGE OF WONDERS: SHADOW MAGIC    $4.99
STRONGHOLD HD   $4.99
PHARAOH + CLEOPATRA  $4.99
ZEUS + POSEIDON (ACROPOLIS)   $4.99
HEROES OF MIGHT AND MAGIC® 3: COMPLETE EDITION  $4.99
HEROES OF MIGHT AND MAGIC® 4: COMPLETE   $4.99
HEROES CHRONICLES: ALL CHAPTERS   $4.99
KING OF DRAGON PASS  $2.99


PE

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on March 08, 2013, 02:57:51 PM
God damn, that's a lot of good, cheap gaming!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 08, 2013, 04:47:35 PM
Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed 3 are marked down to $41.99 on UPlay. Combo that with buying any game over $19.90 getting you a free game (there are 6 choices) and it becomes a better deal.

Everything Mass Effect is half off on Origin.

GreenManGaming has Red Orchestra 2 marked down to $4.99.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 10, 2013, 01:48:39 PM
Sleeping Dogs is marked down to $9.99 today on Steam.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on March 12, 2013, 05:34:45 AM
From now until Tuesday, March 19th GOG.com is having a Pick 5 Promo (http://www.gog.com/pick_5) which reduces the usual price of the five games selected by 80%.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on March 13, 2013, 07:04:25 AM
FTL (http://www.gog.com/gamecard/faster_than_light) on sale for $3.99 at GoG. Non-Steam version....
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Barthheart on March 13, 2013, 09:42:53 AM
Battlestations Pacifc on sale at Gamefly $4.99 until Mar. 14 at midnight.


http://www.gamefly.com/Download-Battlestations-Pacific/151325/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on March 16, 2013, 02:16:15 AM
There's a very cheap bundle over at Bundle Stars (http://www.bundlestars.com/) at the moment which includes Armada 2526 (vanilla) on Desura.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: TheCommandTent on March 16, 2013, 12:14:28 PM
Far Cry 3 is 40% off on STEAM today and after all the great feedback on it here I was forced to buy it, so thanks for that.   :P
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on March 16, 2013, 07:04:22 PM
All X-Com on sale for up to 60% off at Gamersgate.  This weekend only??

http://www.gamersgate.com/xcom?aff=ggnews


The latest one is only $19.98:

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-XCOMEU/xcom-enemy-unknown


Also -  Lots of Paradox stuff on a big sale.  Notably Crusader Kings 2 stuff is all 75% off!

http://www.gamersgate.com/games?prio=relevance&q=idesspecial&aff=ggnews
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: FlickJax on March 17, 2013, 09:11:16 AM
http://www.gamefly.co.uk/download-games/browse/?ids=5001014,5000987,5001187,5001437,5001804,5003421#.UUXcFxy-18E

Fall of the samurai £6.25
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on March 17, 2013, 09:13:06 AM
Recruits - pay what you like at Indie Game Stand (https://indiegamestand.com/).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on March 17, 2013, 12:30:52 PM
Rome Total War Collection for 3.24 Gamestop:

http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W3733?affid=gsnow
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on March 17, 2013, 01:28:45 PM
Assassin's Greed (sorry...Creed :P) franchise is about 50-75% off on Steam.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on March 18, 2013, 04:39:14 AM
Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai currently selling at Gamestop for $7.49. 


http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W2747?affid=gsnow

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on March 18, 2013, 08:15:45 AM
HoI3: Their Finest Hour is $2.49 at GamersGate Daily Deal (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-HOI3TFH/hearts-of-iron-3-their-finest-hour).  Lowest prices I've ever seen for it...

p.s. They also have XCOM for $19.98
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on March 18, 2013, 03:07:16 PM
Greenmangaming is having a 48 24-hour 75% off Civ V sale (http://www.greenmangaming.com/civilization-v-franchise/).  All Steam codes. 

Apply voucher code "GMG20-NT7TS-SY2RT" for an additional 20% off the sale price

Prices After Discount

Civilization V: Gold Edition $13.59
◦Sid Meier's Civilization V
◦Sid Meier's Civilization V - Gods and Kings
◦Sid Meier's Civilization V: Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II)
◦Civilization and Scenario Pack: Polynesia
◦Civilization and Scenario Pack: Denmark - The Vikings
◦Civilization V - Civilization and Scenario Pack: Korea
◦Double Civilization and Scenario Pack: Spain and Inca
◦Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Mediterranean
◦Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Asia
◦Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Americas
◦Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization - Mesopotamia
◦Civilization V: Explorer’s Map Pack
◦Wonders of the Ancient World DLC pack.

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Expansion Pack $6

Sid Meier's Civilization V $6


Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Barthheart on March 20, 2013, 10:55:02 AM
XCOM is $15.99 at Gamfly..... might have to finally get this....

http://www.gamefly.com/Download-XCOM-Enemy-Unknown/5004241/

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on March 20, 2013, 11:29:03 AM
Steam now has Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space for $7.49.  Never played it but will give it a spin.  Looks like the Shrapnel line-up is starting to spread out.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/226120/?snr=1_4_4__tab-NewReleasesFilteredDLC

I also gave the Magic 2013 Complete set a swing since it's half-off and I do enjoy some MTG.  But.. guess what?  Yet another Steam fookup has resulted in no install files and an unplayable game.  Looks like quite a few people have been spamming their customer service though.. so Steam may get around to fixing it sometime next week after the initial copy & paste reply mails have been navigated past (evidentally that hurdle was just passed), per usual.  ::)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on March 20, 2013, 11:39:19 AM
IndieGala has Warlock Masters of the Arcane as well as others in the indie bundle.... worth it for that alone.

http://www.indiegala.com/ (http://www.indiegala.com/)

NOSFERATU - THE WRATH OF MALACHI 
STREET RACING SYNDICATE 
GETTYSBURG: ARMORED WARFARE

($4.99 Unlocks Below)
GUILTY GEAR ISUKA 
GUN METAL 
A GAME OF DWARVES
WARLOCK - MASTER OF THE ARCANE 
UNLOCKS 2ND WEEK 
UNLOCKS 2ND WEEK


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on March 20, 2013, 04:05:51 PM
While I love MTG, I'm very unfond of the deck design constraints in the current computer game iteration. I'd much rather have an update to something like the Shandalar campaign, where I start off with a random deck and have to make do with what I have and actually trade and sell and win better deck designs.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on March 20, 2013, 05:59:59 PM
While I love MTG, I'm very unfond of the deck design constraints in the current computer game iteration. I'd much rather have an update to something like the Shandalar campaign, where I start off with a random deck and have to make do with what I have and actually trade and sell and win better deck designs.

Yeah I wish they would redo the old Shandalar one from MicroProse too.   I don't see why they're so afraid of it taking away from their physical card sales since they come out with new ones constantly.  The problem with playing the old one is just that.. there's nothing new in the card set.  But we may as well be talking to a wall when it comes to things like this.  Same complaints the WH40K crowd has been positing in that other thread.

I wasn't even sure I wanted to pick this one up at half price, considering the extreme deck building constraints, but I've been wanting to play some lately.. despite all the limitations on the digital version.  I wasn't all that impressed with the MTG:Tactics or some of the other online-only MMOCCGs just because any money invested into them will go for not once the plug gets inevitably pulled on down the road.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on March 21, 2013, 01:55:07 PM
The DCS line-up is on sale March 21 -27:

Quote
DCS Spring Sale!
The entire range of DCS products will be on sale between 21 and 27 March.

    DCS: A-10C Warthog – $19.99 USD
    DCS: P-51D Mustang – $9.99 USD
    DCS: Combined Arms – $20.99 USD
    DCS: Black Shark 2 (Full) – $19.99 USD
    DCS: Black Shark 2 (Update) – $9.99 USD

http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/downloads/modules/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on March 22, 2013, 04:02:02 PM
Thanks Nefaro, I grabbed the Mustang... I looked at the Blackshark, but figured heck, I have my hands full with Warthog, don't need to grab another one like that.. Not to say that I don't really enjoy Warthog.. DCS is awesome!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on March 22, 2013, 04:10:56 PM
Thanks Nefaro, I grabbed the Mustang... I looked at the Blackshark, but figured heck, I have my hands full with Warthog, don't need to grab another one like that.. Not to say that I don't really enjoy Warthog.. DCS is awesome!

Would love to get the mustang but I don't understand the concept.  Seems like you fly the mustang in a modern environment versus its true period of time...am I missing something?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on March 23, 2013, 09:23:08 AM
There's talk of an Fw190 in the pipe. Maybe that's the intended match up.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: donkey_roxor on March 26, 2013, 08:42:59 AM
Tomb Raider PC download 30% off at Amazon today:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox (http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on March 29, 2013, 03:53:12 AM
Dominions 3 is 75% off today on Gamersgate
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DOM3A/dominions-3-the-awakening
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on March 29, 2013, 05:09:31 AM
The retail boxed versions of Napoleon: Total War: Limited Edition (http://"http://www.nothingbutsoftware.com/Product/204807-Napoleon-Total-War-Limited-Edition?ai=6595&pi=10697&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ai6595") and Mass Effect 3 (http://"http://www.nothingbutsoftware.com/Product/220247-Mass-Effect-3-Take-Earth-back?ai=6595&pi=10697&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ai6595") are on sale at Nothing but Software (http://"http://www.nothingbutsoftware.com/Prms/10697?ai=6595") for $3.99 and $8.99 respectively.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on March 29, 2013, 08:39:52 AM
Dominions 3 is 75% off today on Gamersgate
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DOM3A/dominions-3-the-awakening

Sold! 


Incidentally, here's the link for our UK brethren:  http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-DOM3A/dominions-3-the-awakening

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on March 29, 2013, 08:41:12 AM
Nice one Martok!  Learn it, then get in on the next multiplayer game!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on March 29, 2013, 09:44:32 AM
Dominions 3 is 75% off today on Gamersgate
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DOM3A/dominions-3-the-awakening

Holy Testicle Tuesdays, Batman!

 :o
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on March 29, 2013, 09:48:34 AM
Dominions 3 is 75% off today on Gamersgate
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DOM3A/dominions-3-the-awakening

Sold! 


Incidentally, here's the link for our UK brethren:  http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-DOM3A/dominions-3-the-awakening

sold as well. cant beat all that gaming for 8 bucks!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on March 29, 2013, 11:15:40 AM
Endless Space 24-hr sale at Steam:  http://store.steampowered.com/app/208140/

Endless Space - Admiral Edition for $10.19

Endless Space - Emperor Special Edition for $11.89
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on March 29, 2013, 11:17:51 AM
Dominions 3 is 75% off today on Gamersgate
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DOM3A/dominions-3-the-awakening


:o...in for one as well.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on March 29, 2013, 12:00:18 PM
Waking Mars is pay what you want on Indie Game Stand (https://indiegamestand.com/).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 29, 2013, 02:38:43 PM
Hitman : Absolution is 75% off on Steam - $9.99.

Dominions 3 is 75% off today on Gamersgate
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DOM3A/dominions-3-the-awakening

Well, I guess I'm finally buying this.  :o
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: donkey_roxor on March 29, 2013, 05:03:30 PM
Dominions 3 is 75% off today on Gamersgate
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DOM3A/dominions-3-the-awakening

Well shoot. I haven't even had a chance to play CoE3 after I got it on sale a few weeks ago. Oh well.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on March 29, 2013, 07:50:29 PM
2k sale@Amazon

highlighted by xcom for 24.99   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008ALU5KG/ref=amb_link_373776782_2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=right-3&pf_rd_r=0WN5T3BZCBQ1SPC90702&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1524056922&pf_rd_i=979455011

download/steam required

civ 5 gold 24.99  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BCNV1CA/ref=amb_link_373776782_3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=right-3&pf_rd_r=0WN5T3BZCBQ1SPC90702&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1524056922&pf_rd_i=979455011

download/steam required

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 30, 2013, 03:06:19 PM
Gamersgate has an insane Total War collection on for $41.25 right now. Basically, everything from Rome Total War forward. All of it. Games, expansions, DLC, everything.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-TWGMC/total-war-grand-master-collection-bundle

So if you've ever been curious but haven't pulled the trigger on any of them, here you go.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on April 01, 2013, 08:48:44 AM
Gamersgate sales:

Borderlands 2  - $20
Achtung Panzer: Op Star - $9  plus all the add-ons are sale priced again.
AI War bundle -  $4  !!
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - $12.50

Odds & Ends like the Vic2 AHD dlc.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on April 01, 2013, 12:34:00 PM
<MOVED TO SCREENSHOT THREAD BY MOD>

OOOPS... PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on April 02, 2013, 12:58:16 PM
The Humble Weekly Sale (http://www.humblebundle.com/weekly) is on Tripwire games this time around.

$1 gets you Red Orchestra 1 and 2. Beating the average (currently $2.85) also gets you Killing Floor with all DLC packs.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on April 02, 2013, 12:59:37 PM
The Humble Weekly Sale (http://www.humblebundle.com/weekly) is on Tripwire games this time around.

$1 gets you Red Orchestra 1 and 2. Beating the average (currently $2.85) also gets you Killing Floor with all DLC packs.

WTF!  I think that one's...

...SOLD!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on April 02, 2013, 02:33:33 PM
The Humble Weekly Sale (http://www.humblebundle.com/weekly) is on Tripwire games this time around.

$1 gets you Red Orchestra 1 and 2. Beating the average (currently $2.85) also gets you Killing Floor with all DLC packs.

Godmf'ingdammit.

The "Enter email" box won't let me type a damn thing in it, but I can't proceed to purchase without it, despite being logged in.    Is it really so hard to get this right?  >:(

Been thinking of checking out RO2 for awhile, so this is a good time to do so.


EDIT:  Had to uncheck the "Subscribe to Weekly Sale Newsletter" box, enter email address, re-check box, and then sign back in to get it to work.   ::)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on April 02, 2013, 03:28:21 PM
Looking forward to blowing your brains out, Nef!

And in the game!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on April 02, 2013, 04:38:43 PM
Looking forward to blowing your brains out, Nef!

And in the game!

Yes, but in which game will you be, "blowing my brains out?"  Can your Undead Legions launch explosive attacks in our Dom3 game, too?

Finished d/l'ing Red Orchestra 2.  It looks like both ROs are the 'Gold' editions because there was extra DLC stuff listed when activated.  *??*  I'll get around to learning it sometime this week and hope that it doesn't give me a headache.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on April 02, 2013, 04:47:38 PM
I noticed that RO2, at least, was the goatee edition so I was hoping it came with all DLC.  Man, this really is a steal.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on April 02, 2013, 06:38:26 PM
Looking forward to blowing your brains out, Nef!

And in the game!

Yes, but in which game will you be, "blowing my brains out?"  Can yYour Undead Legions [can] launch explosive attacks in our Dom3 game, too?!

This is Dom3, so I fixed that for you.  :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on April 03, 2013, 06:42:44 AM
Orcs Must Die! 2 75% off at Steam! http://store.steampowered.com/app/201790?snr=1_41_4__42
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on April 03, 2013, 12:22:03 PM
Picked up the Orcs must die franchise pack for $8.74...  http://store.steampowered.com/sub/18259/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on April 03, 2013, 12:39:17 PM
Impulse has Vicky 2 with the AHD expansion plus all three sprite packs on sale for $8.95. 

http://www.impulsedriven.com/explore/search/victoria+II?affid=gsnow

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on April 03, 2013, 03:19:16 PM
Orcs Must Die! 2 75% off at Steam! http://store.steampowered.com/app/201790?snr=1_41_4__42

You quite like that game, don't you?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jack Nastyface on April 03, 2013, 07:05:22 PM
SteelBeasts Pro PE...for 75$

http://www.esimgames.com/purchase.htm
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on April 04, 2013, 07:23:13 AM
GoG has Omerta: City of Gangsters (http://www.gog.com/promo/omerta_special_promo_030413) for $19.99 for the next ~4 days, 9 hours.  Also includes free DLC "The Bulgarian Colossus" (w/main game) and The Con Artist...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on April 04, 2013, 10:41:15 AM
GamersGate has specials (http://www.gamersgate.com/mightmagic) right now for most of the Might & Magic titles. 



Also, Impulse currently has Gemini Wars on sale (http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W3006?affid=gsnow) for $6.79.  (Think I'm gonna grab this one!) 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on April 04, 2013, 10:58:26 AM
Picked up the Orcs must die franchise pack for $8.74...  http://store.steampowered.com/sub/18259/

Sweet. I ought to add some of those DLC packs. I've only got one right now.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on April 04, 2013, 05:52:48 PM
dead island game of the year edition $4.99 @amazon[steam required]

http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Island-Game-Edition-Online/dp/B008NAYASM/ref=br_lf_m_1000716161_1_1_ttl?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1532169902&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000716161&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0EE5Z703V7EED9T1MS73
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on April 04, 2013, 06:41:07 PM
dead island game of the year edition $4.99 @amazon[steam required]

http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Island-Game-Edition-Online/dp/B008NAYASM/ref=br_lf_m_1000716161_1_1_ttl?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&pf_rd_p=1532169902&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000716161&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0EE5Z703V7EED9T1MS73

GrogHeads link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008NAYASM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008NAYASM&linkCode=as2&tag=grogheads-20 :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on April 04, 2013, 09:23:29 PM
steam tripwire bundle for 8.99  also included- Red Orchestra: Ostfront 1 & 2  HOS GOTY edition

(http://imageshack.us/a/img832/5188/screenshot004ru.jpg)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on April 05, 2013, 06:58:09 AM
GOG is doing another sale of D&D games.  Think I'm gonna pick up both Neverwinter Nights titles. 


http://www.gog.com/promo/hasbro_stacking_weekend_promo_050413?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=game_subject&utm_campaign=hasbro_stacking_weekend_promo_050413

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on April 05, 2013, 07:16:32 AM
Gaming computer put away again (still waiting on final inspection on house).. Lot of painting scheduled for the weekend  :P

If I do get some free time, I'll set the gaming puter up, so I can get some time in..

Can't wait for this project to be over!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on April 05, 2013, 03:48:45 PM
Getgames has a choice of games 2 for $10.......link... http://www.getloadedgo.com/

content
(http://imageshack.us/a/img838/6681/screenshot005gz.jpg)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on April 07, 2013, 10:46:36 AM
Far Cry 3 at GameStop for 29.99...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on April 09, 2013, 05:21:31 AM
Europa Universalis III Chronicles currently FREE at GameFly

valid on 4/9 thru 4/11  dead

http://www.gamefly.com/Download-Europa-Universalis-III-Chronicles/5000728/?adtrackingid=cmju029&adtrackingid=cmju029

p.s. You won't be charged, but you will need to provide EITHER a credit card or PayPal account in order to finish checkout.  :-\
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on April 09, 2013, 11:58:14 AM
Gamersgate currently has all S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games and add-ons slashed to 75% off.

Also 75% off currently, all Victoria 2 games and add-ons (possibly thanks to recent news of a new Vicky2 update/expansion on the way soon, "Heart of Darkness")
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: WallysWorld on April 10, 2013, 12:18:32 PM
It appears that the two newest DLC's (Hi-res DLC and Operation Hooper DLC) for APOS are 50% off at Gamersgate:

http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-APOSGTHRTP1/graviteam-tactics-operation-star-dlc-high-resolution-textures-pack-1 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-APOSGTHRTP1/graviteam-tactics-operation-star-dlc-high-resolution-textures-pack-1)

http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-APOSGTOH/graviteam-tactics-operation-hooper (http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-APOSGTOH/graviteam-tactics-operation-hooper)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on April 10, 2013, 08:23:25 PM
SOLD!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: FlickJax on April 11, 2013, 04:27:35 AM
http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DDB-SHC/silent-hunter-complete-bundle

Silent Hunter complete for £6.75 wow
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on April 11, 2013, 05:20:30 AM
http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DDB-SHC/silent-hunter-complete-bundle

Silent Hunter complete for £6.75 wow

It says 'Tages' for DRM. Has anyone have any major issues with Tages?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on April 11, 2013, 05:35:16 AM
http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DDB-SHC/silent-hunter-complete-bundle

Silent Hunter complete for £6.75 wow

It says 'Tages' for DRM. Has anyone have any major issues with Tages?

It's Online Activation DRM with limited installs.   I had one game in which the Tages wouldn't activate and found a forum answer; had to manually download the latest version and install it.   ::)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on April 11, 2013, 06:18:19 AM
Looks like Paradox games are going to be heavily discounted on Gamersgate over the weekend.

Again!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on April 11, 2013, 07:18:03 AM
Not a game sale but Amazon is having a big WH40K fest with markdowns on all books, with particular attention to newer titles.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on April 11, 2013, 06:11:07 PM
Warlock Master of the arcane collection.....  http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-WLMAC/warlock-master-of-the-arcane-collection-bundle
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on April 11, 2013, 08:39:17 PM
Warlock Master of the arcane collection.....  http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-WLMAC/warlock-master-of-the-arcane-collection-bundle

Thanks.. lol.. got Amargeddon for 1500 blue coins and the purchase gave me 3800 blue coins for some stupid reason..so it cost me negative blue coins!.. I love GamersGate!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on April 11, 2013, 10:35:18 PM
Hell Yeah!  The entire Silent Hunter series is 75% off this weekend.  http://www.gamersgate.com/silenthunter?aff=ggnews
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on April 11, 2013, 10:38:19 PM
Gawd that is a lot of gaming for not much money.  I paid 60+ clams for the ultimate edition of SH4 when it first came out and I don't think I ever even played it because it was a crash monkey until it got patched.

I'm gonna buy up just so I don't have to deal with those pesky disks anymore.  Nice find!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on April 15, 2013, 08:59:43 AM
The new Indiefort Bundle (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/indiefort-bundle) from Gamersgate looks excellent:

AI Wars: Fleet Command
Sanctum
Zigfrak
Fortune Winds: Ancient Trader
Underrail
(Alpha)

Very tempting.  I already own AI Wars and Sanctum but I've been eyeing up Zigfrak for ages, and the other two look splendid too.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on April 15, 2013, 10:02:45 AM
The new Indiefort Bundle (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/indiefort-bundle) from Gamersgate looks excellent:

AI Wars: Fleet Command
Sanctum
Zigfrak
Fortune Winds: Ancient Trader
Underrail
(Alpha)

Very tempting.  I already own AI Wars and Sanctum but I've been eyeing up Zigfrak for ages, and the other two look splendid too.

AI Wars is a surprisingly good thinking game for an RTS.  Looks like just the base game, however?

I found the Zigfrak UI a bit confusing although it's quite functional and isn't missing much.  Perhaps it was due to the small text size.  I've not played it in awhile and there have been some updates, one of which included a recommended control scheme fix, so it's likely better than the last beta version I played.  The open-ended sandbox style is certainly a draw.

Underrail has been great, from what I've seen of the first couple hours' gameplay.  It's very much a modern Fallout 1/2 style isometric turn-based RPG.  I decided to wait until the developer gets the late game content filled out some more before diving in wholeheartedly.  I don't know whether the game is as open as Fallout 2 was but the game mechanics seem pretty solid.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on April 15, 2013, 07:48:26 PM
steam has the stronghold complete pack $12.49

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/18251/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on April 16, 2013, 07:01:11 AM
I came very close to picking that up, stopped only by (1) my (weakening) resolution not to buy games until I've finished five, and (2) my impression that there's really only one good game in that whole batch, namely Stronghold Crusader.

I've played SH2 before, and it has... problems... although also a lot of potential, and I certainly love castle sims (since back in the days of Interplay's Castles), but if enough people plumped for SH3 I'd feel better about picking up the pack while it's 75% off.

On the other hand, all the games before SH3 are also on sale as a bundle for $4.95, and that could be easily worth SHCru alone!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on April 18, 2013, 01:04:22 PM
steam

portal 2 $4.99  http://store.steampowered.com/app/620/ or both portal's for $6.24 http://store.steampowered.com/sub/7932/

Victoria Collection- $9.99  http://store.steampowered.com/sub/15392/?snr=1_4_4__106_1
(http://imageshack.us/a/img844/4766/screenshot007nb.jpg)

Gamersgate

D&D master collection $6.78 http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-DBAMC/dungeons-and-dragons-anthology-the-master-collection
(http://imageshack.us/a/img203/4991/screenshot008horz.jpg)

Neverwinter Nights complete $10.18 http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DDNWNC/dungeons-and-dragons-neverwinter-nights-complete
(http://imageshack.us/a/img571/346/screenshot010horz.jpg)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on April 19, 2013, 11:15:32 PM
Wrong Thread....
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: TheCommandTent on April 20, 2013, 06:40:21 AM
^Very cool armor, although I think you meant that for the screenshot thread unless your character is for sale as a hireling.   ;D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on April 20, 2013, 08:22:11 AM
^Very cool armor, although I think you meant that for the screenshot thread unless your character is for sale as a hireling.   ;D

Thanks. Well if anyone wanted to buy my save game I'd be happy to sell it  ;D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on April 20, 2013, 09:41:13 AM
Dishonored on sale for ~20.00 @ Gamestop online right now.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: eyebiter on April 21, 2013, 12:30:39 AM
Indie Gala has a new bundle

Pay $0.01 for

Rebuild for Android

Pay at least $1 for Steam or Desura keys

Kill Fun Yeah - Desura

Shadowgrounds - Steam

Zombie Driver HD - Steam

Another Desura title that unlocks next week.

Pay more than the average for

Gimbal - Desura

Shank 2 - Steam

Mass Effect 2 - Origin

Zombie Driver HD DLC + Soundtrack

Another Steam title that unlocks next week

http://www.indiegala.com/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on April 21, 2013, 01:11:14 AM
Ah, Mass Effect 2, that jewel in the indie developers' crown!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: jomni on April 21, 2013, 05:30:10 AM
Silent Hunter 3, 4, 5.   All Cheap!
http://getgamesgo.com/category/silent-hunter-sale?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Silent+Hunter++Headup&utm_content=Silent+Hunter++Headup+CID_332bda389ecee85499de4db5cba19488&utm_source=cm&utm_term=Click%20here%20for%20up%20to%2075%20off%20Silent%20Hunter%20Games
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on April 22, 2013, 06:51:29 AM
Achtung Panzer: Operation Star is on at Indiegamestand.com for as little as $1 (but they'd like $10).

https://indiegamestand.com/ (https://indiegamestand.com/)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on April 22, 2013, 07:56:53 AM
Spring sale (http://www.gamersgate.com/springsale) at Gamersgate...Week 1 of 2

Daily and weekly deals...

Deals today:

Nazi Zombie Army...$7.50
EuroTruck Sim 2...$14.98
Endless Space (Emperor)...$17.48
Bastion...$3.75
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on April 22, 2013, 04:40:08 PM
Gamersgate also has Avernum: Escape from the pit and Avadon for ~$5 apiece.  I grabbed them along with Jagged Alliance: Back In Action ($13.50) on the cheap.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: WallysWorld on April 25, 2013, 09:52:29 AM
The next DLC for APOS is available for pre-order at Gamersgate with a 35% discount: http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOSGTSP/graviteam-tactics-shield-of-the-prophet (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOSGTSP/graviteam-tactics-shield-of-the-prophet)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on April 25, 2013, 10:12:04 AM
The next DLC for APOS is available for pre-order at Gamersgate with a 35% discount: http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOSGTSP/graviteam-tactics-shield-of-the-prophet (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOSGTSP/graviteam-tactics-shield-of-the-prophet)

Awesome...those guys at graviteam are really busy beavers.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on April 25, 2013, 01:42:56 PM
Stardock titles are on sale over at GamersGate, including Sins of a Solar Empire, Demigod, Fallen Enchantress, and of course Galactic Civilizations (1 & 2). 


http://www.gamersgate.com/publisher/4630/stardock-entertainment?aff=ggnews

Title: Unity of command and DLC dirt cheap
Post by: Zulu1966 on April 26, 2013, 03:01:11 AM
http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-UNITYPACK/unity-of-command-pack-bundle
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on April 26, 2013, 01:38:23 PM
GetLoadedGo / GetGamesGo (http://www.getloadedgo.com/) is having a 48-hour sale.  Pick two of the following for $24.  All Steam codes except where noted.
Title: Re: Unity of command and DLC dirt cheap
Post by: Tuna on April 26, 2013, 03:32:39 PM
http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-UNITYPACK/unity-of-command-pack-bundle

Thanks, grabbed the expansion with Blue Coins.. Gamers Gate is the best!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on April 30, 2013, 05:22:10 AM
Take On Helicopters Bundle (http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-TOHB/take-on-helicopters-bundle-bundle) for $6.23 Daily Deal at Gamersgate
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on April 30, 2013, 07:47:15 AM
More Gamergate deals today/this week:

Kingdoms of Amalur with (I suppose) all current DLC (http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-KOARC/kingdoms-of-amalur-reckoning-collection-bundle), only US$9, actually one dollar less than the discounted price of the latest DLC pack! Insane!

The first two Dead Space games (http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-DSC/dead-space-collection-bundle), only $12 collected together, still listing for $20 separately.

All the recent Batman games (http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-BATMANCC/batman-complete-collection-bundle) (Lego & Arkham) plus DLC presumably (as the Arkham games are GOTY editions), $27 total. Or you can pick up spares at 50% to 70% off. $20 for both Arkham GOTY editions total; anyone with any interest in Batman at all has probably already played the games, but if you've been holding back, there isn't much reason to hold back much longer. (Unless you want to save another ten bucks later this year with the expected sales after Arkham:Origins releases.)

The D&D Master Collection is still up (http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-DBAMC/dungeons-and-dragons-anthology-the-master-collection) for $6.00. All the Balder's Gates, both Icewind Dale, Temple of Elemental Evil, and Planesecape: basically all Bioware's D&D revival games (ToEE transitions toward the next stage, the Neverwinter Night engine, but turn-based more like the old Gold Box SSI games). I'm iffy about this myself since the Enhanced BG (with its expansion) has been released and is occasionally on sale, presumably to lead to Enhanced BG2 later (and the Dales). But I've also heard that the Enhanced BG has enough of its own problems that the games are basically on par with each other, so...

Incidentally, all the Neverwinter Night games and official expansions are also still on sale at $6.00 total. (http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-NWN2C/neverwinter-nights-2-complete-bundle)

Just Cause Collection (http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-JCC/just-cause-collection-bundle), $10. Although really, the only part of the collection strictly necessary is JC2, at $7.48 separately. Very probably the best $7.48 you will have ever spent on a 3PS; utterly enormous gameworld, literally 20 miles by 20 miles square, crammed with terrain and things to do. Crazy things to do. Insane things to do. Batman with guns, for all practical purposes. The notoriously finicky game journalist Yahtzee Crenshaw (Zero Punctuation) picked this as game of the year for good reason (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/1632-Just-Cause-2). The same year as Red Dead Redemption (plus zombies), btw!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 01, 2013, 10:44:00 AM
Satan breaks out the sleigh: MATRIX ANNOUNCES NEW WEEKLY SALE PLAN UP TO 60% OFF!!!

Up first this week, John Tiller's Civil War Battleground collection (http://matrixgames.com/products/319/details/John.Tiller%27s.Battleground.Civil.War) (all his Civil War games from that series), and Forge of Freedom (http://matrixgames.com/products/333/details/Forge.of.Freedom:.The.American.Civil.War.1861-1865), the kind-of-genius grand strategy Civil War game with an equally kind-of-genius random-terrain tactical battle system. (Made by the designers of the Napoleonic Crown of Glory game system.)

Download $20, box version (and download) $30, either title. FoF, despite its rather ugly strategy map and its hateful user interface (mostly strategic map), was and is well worth Matrix's full price: there literally isn't another game like it (except for CoG). Ageod's American Civil War is infinitely cleaner but doesn't do as much. I greatly recommend FoF for $20 if anyone has an interest in the genre but doesn't feel like they can drop the normal coin.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: jomni on May 03, 2013, 06:27:12 AM
ULTIMA1-9... WING COMMANDER 1- 4 and Privateer
ALPHA CENTAURI, SIM CITY 2000, POPULOUS, etc  all $2.39 a pop at GOG.

http://www.gog.com/promo/ea_weekend_promo_030513?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=game_subject&utm_campaign=ea_weekend_promo_030513
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on May 03, 2013, 08:42:44 AM
GG has Far Cry 3 for $29.99.......

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-FC3/far-cry-3

I have not picked it up yet, but I know many recommend it.


TC: Ghost Recon Future Solider Deluxe is $13 among others..

http://www.gamersgate.com/games?prio=relevance&q=futuresoldierspecial




PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on May 03, 2013, 10:58:19 AM
Gamefly has a  Firaxis Pack (CivV+XCOM) (http://www.gamefly.com/Download-Firaxis-Pack/5005825/#.UYPsoLWTgm0) for $20 - 20% Coupon Code "GFDMAY20" = $16.   Steam codes...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on May 04, 2013, 05:44:37 AM
Borderlands 2 for only $9.99...can't beat that if you like that type of game.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-BL2/borderlands-2
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: undercovergeek on May 04, 2013, 08:48:37 AM
http://www.gamefly.co.uk/Download-Firaxis-Pack/5005830/

Civ 5 and new Xcom bundle for £14

no USA
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on May 05, 2013, 05:16:12 AM
Although the above bundle is better if you don't own both of those games, if your looking for just xcom, GG has today for only $9.99.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-XCOMEU/xcom-enemy-unknown
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on May 05, 2013, 07:43:18 AM
Although the above bundle is better if you don't own both of those games, if your looking for just xcom, GG has today for only $9.99.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-XCOMEU/xcom-enemy-unknown

Its showing $15 for me???
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on May 05, 2013, 07:50:29 AM
Although the above bundle is better if you don't own both of those games, if your looking for just xcom, GG has today for only $9.99.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-XCOMEU/xcom-enemy-unknown

Its showing $15 for me???

That is funny...it was absolutely $9.99 earlier today, wonder if they made another early mistake:)  Was even reported on other sites.  That stinks if they did do that.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on May 05, 2013, 02:40:33 PM
Dragon Age Complete Pack (DA1 + DLC and DA2) is 9.99 at GG.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-DACP/dragon-age-complete-pack-pc-bundle (http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-DACP/dragon-age-complete-pack-pc-bundle)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on May 05, 2013, 03:14:56 PM
Although the above bundle is better if you don't own both of those games, if your looking for just xcom, GG has today for only $9.99.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-XCOMEU/xcom-enemy-unknown

Its showing $15 for me???

That is funny...it was absolutely $9.99 earlier today, wonder if they made another early mistake:)  Was even reported on other sites.  That stinks if they did do that.

Thats what they get for letting the interns run the show on the weekends  :P

For the next ~11 hrs, GG has Silent Hunter Complete (http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-SHC/silent-hunter-complete-bundle) for $9.99.  Caveat:  since SH I+II are missing I'd call it semi-complete, but theres still a lot of gaming for $10...

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS
Silent Hunter III
Silent Hunter 4 Wolves of the Pacific
Silent Hunter 4 Wolves of the Pacific U-Boat Missions
Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Gold Edition
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 05, 2013, 05:42:34 PM
Just how stable and unbuggy are the Silent Hunter games nowadays?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on May 05, 2013, 08:12:19 PM
Just how stable and unbuggy are the Silent Hunter games nowadays?

As good as they'll ever get.

SH5 still has at least one or two issues but the only one of concern has a workaround fix.  That would be the torpedo speed throwing off the firing solution accuracy if you've raised the torpedo buff skill on your weaps officer.  I believe the fix just nullifies any speed adjustment, but keeps the rest.  It's one of the linked mods in the Beginner's Modding thread at subsim. 

SH4 runs well for the most part, especially with the U-boat add-on (which included the final update).  As with SH3, you can still run into problems loading up a game that was saved while you were submerged.  Bugged and/or dead boat serious problems, sometimes.  That's the only biggie I recall off-hand.

SH3 also has a couple other annoying issues.  My big complaint, other than the submerged saves bug, was that once you hit a storm at sea - it would last months.  That drove me so nuts, I'd end up rage-quitting after a short time.  Every patrol became a raging high-seas storm the whole time.  I've heard that there's an extra add-on program that can be manipulated to give you a workaround of some kind, but it sounded like too much tinkering so I never bothered (especially after SH4 came out).  Another small bug was that your NCOs in the electric engine room wouldn't automatically switch over to the diesel room when you surface (as they should).  So your engine room would be undermanned unless you remember to go in and drag them over manually.  IIRC, this could happen with some of your watch or gun crew when you order a dive, too.

I think SH4 is probably in the best all-around shape comparing vanilla versions.  I highly recommend using mods with them all, though, especially 3 & 5.  I've enjoyed 5 despite the annoying Ubi bullshit. Even though they don't require you to be constantly online anymore, you still have to run their craptastical DRM program every time you run the game, and you need to specifically turn the option off.  SH4 had it's Fade-style DRM removed in one of the earlier updates because it was giving false positives and messing up legitimate owners' games.  Some publishers never learn, huh?  ???
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on May 06, 2013, 01:31:42 AM
Another small bug was that your NCOs in the electric engine room wouldn't automatically switch over to the diesel room when you surface (as they should).  So your engine room would be undermanned unless you remember to go in and drag them over manually.  IIRC, this could happen with some of your watch or gun crew when you order a dive, too.

Eurgh!  I can't stand that crew management crap even when it works.  What a half-arsed pile of bollocks getting in the way of a good game.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on May 06, 2013, 08:52:37 AM
Matrixgames Weekly Deal #2:

Quote
From 6th to 12th of May, Steel Panthers - Generals Edition will be sold at $29.99/$39.99 (Digital/Boxed version) and Uncommon Valor will be sold at $19,99/$29,99 (Digital/Boxed version), which is a discount of up to 57 %!

http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1068/The.Deal.of.the.Week,.part.two!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: FlickJax on May 06, 2013, 11:03:17 AM
Matrixgames Weekly Deal #2:

Quote
From 6th to 12th of May, Steel Panthers - Generals Edition will be sold at $29.99/$39.99 (Digital/Boxed version) and Uncommon Valor will be sold at $19,99/$29,99 (Digital/Boxed version), which is a discount of up to 57 %!

http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1068/The.Deal.of.the.Week,.part.two!

yeah but steel panthers doesn't work on windows 7 + apparently
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on May 06, 2013, 11:27:04 AM
^There seems to be a tweak/fix that works for many: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/fb.asp?m=2452605
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on May 06, 2013, 11:28:58 AM
Note that the Version of Steel Panthers in the Matrix 'Generals' set is different that the one that Camo Worksop maintains at Shrapnel Games.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 06, 2013, 02:12:19 PM
Uncommon Valor: good choice, that opens the door to War in the Pacific (regular or extra crispy version). :)

I wonder how many people picked up one of last week's Civil War games? Each deserve a home, but FoF especially.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 06, 2013, 05:58:37 PM
In other news, Just Cause 2 is still 75% off at Steam for the next 17 hours. Ridiculously good sandbox 3PS value there!

Gamersgate will be running a Simulation Sale this week (they call it midweek even though midweek hasn't started yet); a bunch of those weird foreign "simulator" games are part of the sale (not including the woodcutter sim I want though!), as well as a lot of the Tropico games (held over from the Spring sale). Rollercoaster Tycoon Gold (the first game + expansions) is up for a buck and change (I got that); as well as Microprose's B17 Mighty Eighth game (annoyingly buggy when I bought it at original release, but at this price I can hope for unofficial mod patching). Battlestations Pacific, the (reportedly improved) sequel to Battlestations Midway is part of the sale but not the Midway game. (The game selection for this sale is rather odd. (http://www.gamersgate.com/games?prio=relevance&q=simulatormidweek) ;) ) The new Bridge construction sim/game is on sale, too; I already picked it up during GG's Spring Sale though.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on May 06, 2013, 06:06:27 PM
Speaking of sims on sale at gamersgate...

I saw Steel Armor: Blaze Of War going for $8 on this sale.  It's basically Achtung Panzer: Op Star based in a few cold war era conflicts and it includes another tank sim layer so you can get your M-60 & T-62 sim on if you want.  The interface is similarly odd as AP:OS, of course.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on May 06, 2013, 09:47:58 PM
Amazon is selling a Codemaster Action Pack for $12.49 U.S. (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CLEIDQG/ref=hy-deals-pcgd-1?pf_rd_p=1547766082&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=2445220011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=58913EA2F75641B5BEF1) It provides Steam Online Game Codes for Clive Barkers Jericho, Damnation, Maelstrom: The Battle for Earth Begins, Overlord 2, Overlord: Raising Hell, Overlord, and Rise of the Argonauts.

Does anyone know how to use this forum's Amazon PC Games Link--> http://www.amazon.com/mn/search/?_encoding=UTF8&bbn=11846801&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&qid=1342981750&rh=n%3A468642%2Cn%3A!11846801%2Cn%3A229575&rnid=11846801&tag=grogheads-20 <--with this offer?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on May 07, 2013, 05:38:50 AM
I could be wrong but I think there has to be a specific link to the item in question for GH to get credit. LB will know more since he is the GH-Amazon Linkmeister. :D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 07, 2013, 08:14:38 AM
I think that is correct. If you use GH as a portal to Amazon, that should be all that is necessary.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on May 07, 2013, 12:18:31 PM
Newegg is selling Mass Effect 3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832130281) for $10 AND offering a $10 rebate making the game FREE! There is also free shipping to addresses within the U.S.

Edit: Venetica (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832198092) and Rollercoaster Tycoon 3: Gold Compilation Pack (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832198100) are also offered for the same price and rebate--both are FREE!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 07, 2013, 01:32:35 PM
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3!--say it quickly now with me.

(My cousins were easily amused once upon a time. ;) )
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on May 07, 2013, 02:11:39 PM
You're quite odd aren't you, Jason?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 07, 2013, 02:27:27 PM
I seriously thought about formatting all that in a progressing fashion to simulate the effect better. :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on May 09, 2013, 09:40:33 AM
Bethesda Weekend Sale at GG....

http://www.gamersgate.com/games?q=bethesdaweekend&prio=relevance



PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 09, 2013, 09:46:07 AM
Relevance = dang.  :D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on May 09, 2013, 11:55:48 AM
Steam has Fallen Enchantress (http://store.steampowered.com/app/216390/) for $10.19 for the ~23 hours

...and the Map Pack DLC (http://store.steampowered.com/app/225700/) for $1.69
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on May 09, 2013, 02:36:18 PM
Bethesda Weekend Sale at GG....

http://www.gamersgate.com/games?q=bethesdaweekend&prio=relevance



PE

Must've started early.  They're so swamped, I can't even get GG to load.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on May 09, 2013, 02:38:17 PM
GG has been running like molasses since at least last night.  It took me over 24 hours to download an 802 mb file. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Steelgrave on May 09, 2013, 02:38:57 PM
Bethesda Weekend Sale at GG....

http://www.gamersgate.com/games?q=bethesdaweekend&prio=relevance



PE

I'm digging your avatar, Panzer   8)   I used to play a lot of Skyrim until I took an arrow to the knee.......
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 10, 2013, 06:21:43 AM
Yep, saw the slowdown, too. Also, due to high demand, Skyrim unlock codes won't be available for a while.

Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it), the Elder Scroll games are all actually Steam products, so you don't have to download from crushed GG servers in any way, just give Steam the unlock code.

Unfortunately (depending on how etc.), none of the Skyrim DLC is on sale.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: WallysWorld on May 11, 2013, 01:31:01 PM
Not a sale, but the DLC "The Old Gods" for CKII is now available for pre-order: http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-CK2OG/crusader-kings-ii-the-old-gods (http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-CK2OG/crusader-kings-ii-the-old-gods)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on May 12, 2013, 11:10:16 AM
Steam has XCOM on the daily deal $13.59

http://store.steampowered.com/app/200510/

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on May 13, 2013, 06:29:22 PM
Bethesda Weekend Sale at GG....

http://www.gamersgate.com/games?q=bethesdaweekend&prio=relevance



PE

I'm digging your avatar, Panzer   8)   I used to play a lot of Skyrim until I took an arrow to the knee.......

Thanks.  Lol.... Yea I was an adventurer too.... gotta love the Arrow to the Knee quote in the game, makes me laugh every time I hear it. Fus Ro Dah on!



PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 14, 2013, 07:06:46 AM
On Gamersgate today, Primal Carnage and its skin pack (http://www.gamersgate.com/games?prio=relevance&q=primalmidweek) can be bought at 66% and 70% off respectively. (Note that they're selling access to a Steam game, though.)

I have never once had the slightest desire to play an mp-only shooter, but I picked this one up anyway. It's cheap enough I'm even going to pick up a second copy in case I can convince my brother to try playing (so he can blow the minds of his daughters.  ;D 8) )

And everything related to Dragon Age can be picked up at 75%. Everything DA together is only $10; individual portions much less of course.

The Orcs Must Die collection is heavily on sale all midweek at GG, too.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 14, 2013, 11:19:50 AM
Big sale going on at Green Man Gaming now too.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on May 14, 2013, 11:38:25 AM
GOG has the 1995 release RPG "Anvil of Dawn" for $5.99.  I wouldn't recommend it by today's standards but it does bring back some fond memories....got it when it was a new release, it was the first RPG I played fully from beginning to end.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: eyebiter on May 15, 2013, 02:04:55 PM
Amazon has many games on sale this month, starts tomorrow
http://slickdeals.net/f/6030630-Upcoming-Amazon-PC-DD-Deal-Mayhem-sale-starts-5-16?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on May 15, 2013, 06:19:31 PM
Amazon has many games on sale this month, starts tomorrow
http://slickdeals.net/f/6030630-Upcoming-Amazon-PC-DD-Deal-Mayhem-sale-starts-5-16?

  :o

That's a Yurtload of games!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 16, 2013, 07:48:57 AM
Man, the devs for Aliens: Colonial Marines have an aggressive sense of humor. "Bug Hunt" as DLC. Really? You're just going to defy the jokes and go with that as the title??

Meanwhile... yeah, Amazon's idea of a "sale". I love Dawn of War 1 as much as anyone, but $15 for the Platinum version?!--that's supposed to be a sale nowadays?!

And I can have DoWGold for $15, too?! And Dark Crusade separately for $15! And DoW vanilla for $15! That's.... that's... that's indescribable!! I must let a smiley speak for my emotions upon hearing this offer!

(http://www.wargamer.com/forums/smiley/fighting0043.gif)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 16, 2013, 07:56:41 AM
Meanwhile at Gamersgate, http://all the older King's Bounty games (http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-KBP/kings-bounty-platinum-bundle) (not including the new Norse edition) are 75% off today. That's an insane amount of gaming for less than $9 total.

(All the Sims games and expansions are $5 each today, too, if anyone cares about that, though I don't.)

In fact, just ignore Amazon, check out GG's list today. http://www.gamersgate.com/offers
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on May 17, 2013, 05:59:11 AM
GoG has some UbiSoft titles on sale (http://www.gog.com/promo/ubisoft_weekend_promo_170513) this weekend for 50% off.  Includes Imperialism and Imperialism II for $2.99 each.  Also Battle Isle Platinum for $4.99
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on May 17, 2013, 08:00:18 AM
GoG has some UbiSoft titles on sale (http://www.gog.com/promo/ubisoft_weekend_promo_170513) this weekend for 50% off.  Includes Imperialism and Imperialism II for $2.99 each.  Also Battle Isle Platinum for $4.99

And The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary (http://www.gog.com/gamecard/the_settlers_2_10th_anniversary) for $4.99, a remake of The Settlers II, which I consider the best of The Settlers series before Ubisoft bought out Blue Byte.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on May 20, 2013, 10:58:04 AM
Good gaming from Amazon for > $5.00 ....


Unity of Command $4.99
  Red Turn: The Road to Berlin $2.49
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat  $2.00
Mark of the Ninja $3.75
Bio-Shock Dual Pack $4.99


PE


Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on May 20, 2013, 11:10:21 AM
March of the Eagles for $10 today...Steam Daily Deal (http://store.steampowered.com/app/227760/)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 20, 2013, 11:26:09 AM
Hmm very interested in March of the Eagles...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on May 20, 2013, 11:27:21 AM
It's pretty meh...Paradox took an era with so much potential and short changed it IMHO.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on May 20, 2013, 11:28:32 AM
GG has...

Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter Nights Complete for $10
 - Neverwinter Nights + 3 Expansion Packs
 - Neverwinter Nights 2 + 3 Expansions Packs
or
Neverwinter Nights Diamond $2.99
Neverwinter Nights 2 Complete $5.99


http://www.gamersgate.com/games?prio=relevance&q=neverwintermidweek


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on May 20, 2013, 11:29:19 AM
It's pretty meh...Paradox took an era with so much potential and short changed it IMHO.

I agree, so much was left on the table.

PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 20, 2013, 11:34:21 AM
Well there's ten dollars saved...perhaps I'll spend it on Castle Vox instead.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on May 20, 2013, 12:28:20 PM
It's pretty meh...Paradox took an era with so much potential and short changed it IMHO.

Paradox is only the publisher, not the developer this time.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on May 20, 2013, 01:31:18 PM
It's pretty meh...Paradox took an era with so much potential and short changed it IMHO.

Paradox is only the publisher, not the developer this time.

I thought the military side of things in MotE was a good leap compared to others.  IMO, Paradox needs more AGEOD style in their games.  The military/warfare side of the Pdox line has always sucked.  This was an improvement in that department (and pretty light on everything else).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on May 20, 2013, 02:37:52 PM
It's pretty meh...Paradox took an era with so much potential and short changed it IMHO.

Paradox is only the publisher, not the developer this time.
(and pretty light on everything else).

...and therein lies the problem.  Its unfortunate that the balance of a good system was lost, even in the face of improvements in the combat mechanics.  Whats the point of taking a step forward, if you're going to take two steps back in every other regard?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on May 20, 2013, 03:43:38 PM
It's pretty meh...Paradox took an era with so much potential and short changed it IMHO.

Paradox is only the publisher, not the developer this time.

No Ageod was the developer until they parted ways.  Paradox took over development early in the process.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 20, 2013, 07:04:26 PM
It's pretty meh...Paradox took an era with so much potential and short changed it IMHO.

I almost bought it myself today, until I remembered hearing that. Still wanted to check in here to see if anyone said differently. :)

In regard to Settlers 2 10th anniversary: SOLD! -- and there is an absolute ton of good gaming in that Ubisoft sale btw. (I picked up Battle Isle Platinum, too -- the Andosia War BI4 was far too annoying for me to play beyond the first mission of, but now I have all my original BI trilogy back, and their crazy WW1 game, too!)

I already picked up NWNComplete at GG during their Spring Sale a while back, but again that's an absolutely insane amount of gaming for $10.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on May 21, 2013, 05:30:36 AM
Gamersgate Daily Deal: Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Gold Edition for $2.49 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SH5BACE/silent-hunter-5-battle-of-the-atlantic-gold-edition)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on May 22, 2013, 07:29:00 AM
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is on sale at Steam for another 33 hours.

66% Off.  $13.59

http://store.steampowered.com/app/204880/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: undercovergeek on May 22, 2013, 10:30:00 AM
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is on sale at Steam for another 33 hours.

66% Off.  $13.59

http://store.steampowered.com/app/204880/

Did this get the GH stamp of approval?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 22, 2013, 12:57:38 PM
Just how stable and unbuggy are the Silent Hunter games nowadANGIT THE MATRIX HAS WARPED US AROUND TOPICALLY AGAIN!!!


(http://www.wargamer.com/forums/smiley/scatter.gif)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on May 22, 2013, 01:44:32 PM
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is on sale at Steam for another 33 hours.

66% Off.  $13.59

http://store.steampowered.com/app/204880/

Did this get the GH stamp of approval?

Dunno.. some people love it. 

I have owned the Trinity version since last year but haven't played a ton of it.  I plan to, so figured it may as well be with the latest version that has extra factions (?) and improved gfx. 

From what I've seen of Sins, it's primarily an RTS but it does have some 4X stuff in it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: undercovergeek on May 22, 2013, 02:32:17 PM
is it stand alone?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on May 22, 2013, 03:33:57 PM
Yes it is.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on May 22, 2013, 05:25:54 PM
part of Amazon's May sale.

Firaxis pack... Civ 4 complete, Civ 5 gold, Xcom enemy unknown......$ 19.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CPBZDPE/ref=s9_al_ft_g367_ir02?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_r=0SZEYPAHJYDBM335BV31&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=1557612922&pf_rd_i=1000716161
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on May 22, 2013, 11:46:46 PM
From what I've seen of Sins, it's primarily an RTS but it does have some 4X stuff in it.

Yes, it is a 4X, it just happens to be real time.  I can't speak for Rebellion since I don't have it, but Sins is one of the best games I've ever played, and it's the one I always come back to when I can't decide what to play.  It's a stunning game; immensely replayable and ridiculously good fun.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: LongBlade on May 23, 2013, 08:23:23 AM
Shrapnel is having a sale until June 2nd. Here's the full text of the press release:

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All Military Consims Discounted thru June 2nd!

Wilmington, NC, 23 May 2013

In recognition of our solemn day of remembrance to fallen soldiers, Memorial Day, Shrapnel Games is running a very special sale. From today thru June 2nd, all wargame offerings from Shrapnel Games are being discounted.

All wargaming titles are on sale! These include:

Air Assault Task Force for $33.95. ProSIM's newest simulation engine, Air Assault Task Force is the most user-friendly ProSIM title yet. A revamped GUI will have commanders battling the Vietcong, warlords, and the Taliban in no time at all. Enjoy the survey style game, as Air Assault Task Force highlights important airmobile operations from the early days to the War on Terror. And as always with ProSIM, you're not just getting a game, you're getting the best damn commercial simulation on modern land warfare available that is in use by militaries and contractors around the world.

ATF: Armored Task Force for $25.45. An earlier ProSIM title, this is a perfect simulation for fans of the heavy metal thunder that only armor brings. Bring on the lovely tank on tank action across the world, using real-time gameplay and high fidelity maps.

Battle Group Commander: Episode One for $12.70. Another fantastic ProSIM title featuring a British Battle Group facing off against Soviets. Episode One is a mini-game from ProSIM, focusing on four scenarios that boast a high level of replayability. While it may be a mini-game you can count on all the bells and whistles beneath the hood that ProSIM is known for.

BCT: Commander for $16.95. Another early ProSIM title, this is a real time strategy game that examines the complexities of fighting on the modern battlefield. Still a best seller!

The Falklands War: 1982 for $33.95. A conflict that has seen little action on the PC, The Falklands War: 1982 is a fascinating simulation from ProSIM. As ATF: Armored Task Force is to armor, The Falklands War is to infantry. Detailed modeling down to bayonet charges. The historical campaign is available to play, along with hypothetical variants. Simply the best game on the conflict on your computer!

Raging Tiger: The Second Korean War for $33.95. From ProSIM comes this hypothetical look at another war on the Korean peninsula. An open campaign system allows players to jump to any battle they wish. Plenty of chrome inherent to the theater is present, from refugees to the DPRK's use of "special" forces. A variety of battle situations, in a fluid battlespace, will keep you glued to your computer.

Salvo! for $33.95. Relive the golden days of the Age of Fighting Sail on your desktop. Salvo! is a turn based strategy game covering an encyclopedic range of naval warfare from the 17th until 19th centuries. Take charge of vessels from England, France, the United States, Spain, and more as you battle in a full 3D world with visuals inspired from the naval art of the era. Thanks to an easy to use action system, commanding twenty vessels is as easy as commanding two. Scenarios, campaigns, and full editing capabilities allows for endless replayability.

The Star and the Crescent for $32.95. ProSIM takes on the Middle East! Another favorite of treadheads, The Star and the Crescent deals with the Arab-Israeli Wars and includes pre-Yom Kippur battles, the Yom Kippur War (the central focus of the game), and contemporary fictional conflicts. Enjoy large scale tank battles with highly detailed close air support mechanics and a full range of air defense. Scenarios take place on Soviet-era maps, available as enhanced color versions or the actual military map.

War Plan Pacific for $33.95. Who says you can't do grand strategy in an evening? War Plan Pacific is the revolutionary wargame covering the entire war in the Pacific from US entry until the atomic bomb, playable in a single session. A very board game feel will make old wargamers feel right at home, while introducing new players to the joys of conflict simuations. Easy to grasp beer and pretzels mechanics coupled with deep, historical strategy, playable single or multiplayer.

winSPWW2 and winSPMBT Main Battle Tank Enhanced Editions, each only $34.95. The very best in tactical combined arms warfare. Based on the classic Steel Panthers engine, winSPWW2 and winSPMBT together provide gamers with almost a century of turn based land warfare. Featuring literally hundreds of scenarios, not to mention the campaigns and the ability to generate quick battles, both games offer a lifetime of gameplay separately. Own both and you better hope for immortality to experience all they have to offer. Periodic updates continue to add new content to both games.

World Supremacy for $25.45. The latest game to join the Shrapnel Games lineup, World Supremacy is from Malfador Machinations of Space Empires fame. One to eight players build armies, research technology, and conquer the world in a modern day setting. Using simplified mechanics, World Supremacy feels a lot like a cross between Axis & Allies and Attack!. True to Malfador's game design philosophy World Supremacy fully supports modding.

Remember, the sale lasts thru June 2nd. These are great prices, and with a long holiday weekend upon us there's no better time to get your game on!  Visit the Gamers Front here for these special offers.

Are you an active duty member of the US military or retired? Do you want to save 10% on all your Shrapnel Games purchases? Then take advantage of our Shrapnel's Savings for Scholars & Soldiers discount program by enrolling today.  For all the details please visit the program's page here.

For information on any of the games mentioned above, or to check out our complete line of award-winning titles, please visit us at www.shrapnelgames.com. Latest releases include the addictive puzzle-strategy game, Bronze, and Total Eclipse.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on May 23, 2013, 04:31:50 PM
GamersGate has a whole slew of space strategy games on sale:  Galactic Civilizations 2, Sins of a Solar Empire, Endless Space, AI War, and more.  Go check it out! 


http://www.gamersgate.com/games?prio=relevance&q=spaceweekend&aff=ggnews

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 23, 2013, 04:48:18 PM
TBH, my 4X space money is going toward DW:Shadows (or whatever it's called). No offense to the others, but the best must come first. :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on May 24, 2013, 11:05:55 AM
GetLoadedGo 72 Hour Sale (http://getloadedgo.com/)

Choose any 2 of the following Games for Only $10.  All are Steam codes...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 25, 2013, 08:14:26 AM
HUGE EA games iOS sale for the weekend

http://9to5toys.com/2013/05/23/ea-games-memorial-day-ios-app-sale-over-55-games-for-free-or-99/

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on May 27, 2013, 12:01:19 AM
Crusader Kings II Collection
 
(includes all current DLC & Expansions!)

$19.99

75% off

http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-CK2C/crusader-kings-ii-collection-bundle
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on May 27, 2013, 12:20:07 PM
Iron Front $6.79 at Steam

thinking of picking it up, however anyone interested in MP.....


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on May 27, 2013, 12:53:19 PM
Iron Front $6.79 at Steam

thinking of picking it up, however anyone interested in MP.....


PE

SDR plays with a bunch of guys from simhq just about every weekend I think...he's described some intense games.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on May 27, 2013, 02:20:50 PM
Yes.  We have a regular saturday session at SimHQ.  We start at 1PM PST and usually play for 1.5-3 hours.  We do a mix of co-op and PvP (emphasis on co-op).  There's another group of mostly Russians that do a big hardcore PvP session on Sundays.  You can find a link to their server in the SimHQ Iron Front forums.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on May 28, 2013, 11:06:27 AM
Yes.  We have a regular saturday session at SimHQ.  We start at 1PM PST and usually play for 1.5-3 hours.  We do a mix of co-op and PvP (emphasis on co-op).  There's another group of mostly Russians that do a big hardcore PvP session on Sundays.  You can find a link to their server in the SimHQ Iron Front forums.

Picked it up and the DLC on Amazon for $2.... looking forward to playing!  Wished we had a group from here to play as well, like playing with guys I know on the forum.

PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on May 28, 2013, 01:01:45 PM
The latest Humble Indie Bundle (http://www.humblebundle.com) is awesome!  Check it out:

Little Inferno
Awesomenauts
Capsized
Thomas Was Alone
Dear Esther


Beat the average and also get:

Hotline Miami
Proteus


No fewer than four of those games were already on my wish list, so this is going to be a no-brainer.  8)

Windows, Mac, Linux
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on May 28, 2013, 05:37:36 PM
Dear Esther is quite a trip. I recommend thinking of it as an interactive short ghost story (possibly without the ghost, ymmv) rather than a traditional game. It's almost like being in the middle of one of the more introspective episodes of the Twilight Zone or Night Gallery.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on May 28, 2013, 07:50:48 PM
Crusader Kings 2 is on sale at Steam (again) for $9.99 for vanilla CK2 and 19.99 for the CK2 Collection that includes all the current DLC except the old gods.

The DLC pack which again includes everything but the old gods is on sale for $12.49

http://store.steampowered.com/app/203770/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/203770/)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on May 29, 2013, 12:58:15 PM
So far I've tried three games from the Humble Indie Bundle, and none of them work properly (or at all) in Linux.  Dear Esther doesn't even have a Linux version yet; we're asked to play it via WINE until it's ready.

I am not happy.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on May 30, 2013, 10:04:02 AM
Gamersgate has Achtung Panzer: Operation Star and all DLC on sale for 50% from May 29th to May 31st.
(For some reason they aren't showing up on the Offers page)

Period from May,29 to May,31 2013

Achtung Panzer:Operation Star
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOS/achtung-panzer-operation-star (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOS/achtung-panzer-operation-star)

Sokolovo 1943
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOSS1943/achtung-panzer-operation-star-sokolovo-1943 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOSS1943/achtung-panzer-operation-star-sokolovo-1943)

Volokonovka 1942
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOSV1942/achtung-panzer-operation-star-volokonovka-1942-summer (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOSV1942/achtung-panzer-operation-star-volokonovka-1942-summer)

Krasnaya Polayana
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOSKP/achtung-panzer-operation-star-krasnaya-polyana (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOSKP/achtung-panzer-operation-star-krasnaya-polyana)

High Resolution Textures
http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DLC-APOSGTHR...textures-pack-1 (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DLC-APOSGTHR...textures-pack-1)

Graviteam Tactics: Operation Hooper
http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-APOSGTOH/graviteam-tactics-operation-hooper (http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-APOSGTOH/graviteam-tactics-operation-hooper)

Graviteam Tactics: Shield of the Prophet
http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-APOSGTSP/graviteam-tactics-shield-of-the-prophet (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-APOSGTSP/graviteam-tactics-shield-of-the-prophet)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on May 30, 2013, 06:22:56 PM
This may not be your cup of tea... but  Alan Wake Franchise is 90% off at Steam... not sure I will pass that up.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/108710/?snr=1_4_4__40



PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on May 30, 2013, 06:56:43 PM
This may not be your cup of tea... but  Alan Wake Franchise is 90% off at Steam... not sure I will pass that up.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/108710/?snr=1_4_4__40



PE

download at 93% complete :D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 31, 2013, 08:46:46 AM
I've heard the AW games are kind of broken, but still I bought.

Graviteam Tactics isn't actually Achtung Panzer, but still the same designers (just in a relatively modern setting) so yay. :)

The Graviteam page on Gamersgate (http://www.gamersgate.com/publisher/3561/graviteam) is currently (as of this post) showing a very weird mix of which games and expansions are on sale or not.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Dolan50 on May 31, 2013, 12:23:38 PM
Quote
Graviteam Tactics isn't actually Achtung Panzer

Actually it is.
Achtung Panzer is the core game that the DLCs build off of.
Once you update and patch to the current versions the name on the start menu changes from Achtung Panzer Operation Star to Graviteam Tactics.
The difference is the new engine introduced a command and control bar.

The game is now known as Graviteam Tactics:Operation Star(GT:OS)
There are 2 more DLCs to be released for GT:OS(A modern Sino Soviet border clash and a WW2 tank pack) and then a new game will be introduced called Graviteam Tactics:Mius Front(GT:MF).

Graviteam Tactics:Mius Front(GT:MF) will introduce a new engine and be a separate game from GT:OS.

From what I understand GT:MF will be a new core game and will be about a Soviet assaualt across the Mius river in southern Russia in August 1943.A couple DLCs that are being planned for this new game are Nomanhan 1939-Mongolia Japan vs Russia and Sinyavino 1942 about a Soviet operation that took place near Leningrad in the Summer of 1942.There is also a rumor of another DLC for the Summer of 1943 taking place near Kharkov.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on May 31, 2013, 03:38:25 PM
...a new GetLoadedGo 72 Hour deal: (http://www.getloadedgo.com/)

1) Buy the two following games for £20 / €25 / $30:
2) Or pick two games from the following list for only £6 / €8 / $10:
3) Or buy all the games listed above for $48.

All of the games use Steamworks.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 31, 2013, 05:27:47 PM
Dolan,

Ah--thanks! That was a little confusing but also very squeeworthy. :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: eyebiter on June 01, 2013, 08:24:45 AM
This weeks' Humble Bundle weekly sale includes the Walking Dead

http://www.humblebundle.com/weekly

This week, pay what you want for Telltale’s hit games Back to the Future: The Game, Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse, Poker Night at the Inventory, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures, Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent, Puzzle Agent 2, and Hector: Badge of Carnage. If you pay more than the average, you’ll also get The Walking Dead! (and steam keys)













Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on June 03, 2013, 06:21:56 AM
moved it to a different thread.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on June 03, 2013, 07:39:18 PM
moved it to a different thread.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 05, 2013, 01:12:19 PM
Sang-Froid (Vol 1) is $7.50 today on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/227220/?snr=1_4_4__43). Well worth the full $15 cost IMO, so I recommend it to anyone with even the slightest interest in fighting werewolves and/or 3rd-person action tower defense.

Meanwhile, Steam also has both Batman: Arkham games (with all the DLC) slashed to a ridiculously cheap $5 and $7.50 (for Asylum and City respectively). I literally cannot imagine a more efficiently entertaining use for the money if someone hasn't gotten those games yet. I rebought them just to have the extra graphical bling on my PC.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on June 05, 2013, 06:27:11 PM
Sang-Froid (Vol 1) is $7.50 today on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/227220/?snr=1_4_4__43). Well worth the full $15 cost IMO, so I recommend it to anyone with even the slightest interest in fighting werewolves and/or 3rd-person action tower defense.

Meanwhile, Steam also has both Batman: Arkham games (with all the DLC) slashed to a ridiculously cheap $5 and $7.50 (for Asylum and City respectively). I literally cannot imagine a more efficiently entertaining use for the money if someone hasn't gotten those games yet. I rebought them just to have the extra graphical bling on my PC.

I'm a big Batman fan, but securom and windows live drm on top of steam keep me from pulling the trigger.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on June 05, 2013, 06:30:18 PM
The Batman games are fun.  I never had an issue with the DRM to be honest.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on June 06, 2013, 11:23:38 AM
Swedish dev weekend sale at Gamersgate!

What does this mean? 

Dominions 3 on sale for $15!!  - 50% Off.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DOM3A/dominions-3-the-awakening

Conquest of Elysium 3 is $2.50.

Also looks like all the Shogun 2 titles are on sale there.

For instance, Fall of the Samurai is only $7.49.


Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades for $8.74.  IIRC some of you wanted to check it out on the cheap.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on June 06, 2013, 12:15:47 PM
Dominions 3 is an obvious buy, but don't overlook Conquest of Elysium 3 for $2.50; that's a ridiculous amount of gaming for sod all money!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 06, 2013, 04:25:54 PM
Picked up RW2 already on the Gamergate spring sale I think.

I may snag Elysium though.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 06, 2013, 04:29:39 PM
Meanwhile, Steam users can play the open beta of Company of Heroes 2 FOR FREE for the next couple of weeks to final release!

The idea being that they hook you on it first and then you can buy the game to keep playing. I'm not overly worried about that, as I can't say I ever felt all that hooked on CoH1. ;) But hey, free AAA title game for a few weeks, fine with me!

(I'm not sure how far they allow your campaign to run or whatever.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on June 06, 2013, 05:48:07 PM
If you haven't picked up Civilization V yet, Greenmangaming has some great prices right now (all Steam codes):

Quote
GreenManGaming (http://www.greenmangaming.com/search/?q=Civilization+V) has a few great deals on PC Digital Download Games.  Apply coupon code GMG20-JLKSA-7A8HA for additional savings.

Prices after code GMG20-JLKSA-7A8HA

Sid Meier's Civilization V                           $6
Civilization V: Gold Edition                        $10
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings      $6
...DLC on sale too


Steam is also having a similar Civ V sale (http://store.steampowered.com/app/8930/?snr=1_7_15__13)...and a free Civ V weekend.

...and looks like the Brave New World DLC is available for pre-order for ~$27 on GMG, Steam, Gamestop, etc...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 06, 2013, 06:04:56 PM
Anyone try out the CoH2 beta?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on June 06, 2013, 08:50:15 PM
Dominions 3 is an obvious buy, but don't overlook Conquest of Elysium 3 for $2.50; that's a ridiculous amount of gaming for sod all money!

Damn you guys!   >:(
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on June 06, 2013, 09:11:50 PM
Opinions wanted from the masses. I own Civ 4 complete[haven't sunk a lot of time into it even though i've had it for a few years] I see Civ 5 is on sale. I sunk a crap load of time into Civ2 and not quite as much into Civ 3 . I played deep into the games while playing 2 & 3 but never finished a game, the late mid-game onward just feel like it bogged down to me. hopefully people here with experience with both can't enlighten me on the differences in the games. I know there's hexes in 5 but not much else, i will be reading up on it before I decide to  purchase or not  and checking out some utube vids and AAR's but I wanted some opinions. Should i jump or stick with 4 and actually give it some time.just not sure i have the stamina or attention span anymore for these types of games.Thx for any and all opinions.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 06, 2013, 09:36:54 PM
Anyone try out the CoH2 beta?

Not yet. I'm going to be AFK most of the weekend until Sunday afternoon anyway, so unsure when (if ever) I'll get to it.

Still, I'm interested in impressions, too. :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on June 07, 2013, 12:28:39 AM
Dominions 3 is an obvious buy, but don't overlook Conquest of Elysium 3 for $2.50; that's a ridiculous amount of gaming for sod all money!

Damn you guys!   >:(

Dive in, Toonces!  We'll start a game of Dom 3 in which we all pile on Jason! \o/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 07, 2013, 06:47:57 AM
Budd - like you I had not played a Civ game since Civ II, and that was on a Playstation no less. I picked up Civ V and Gods amd Kings along with some DLCs and I enjoy it. The end game can get a little bogged down still, but there is still a lot of fun to be had and the game is very customizable nd moddable. Some.ideas in the Civ games I still don't like, such as the spearmen vs. tanks sort of thing...but once I got over that I really enjoyed Civ V. Guys with more Civ experience could give you more specific info, but to start with, Civ V is a giant historically flavored play set. What you do with it is up to you, but with mods and expansions you'll have a lot to choose from.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 07, 2013, 11:21:59 AM
Dominions 3 is an obvious buy, but don't overlook Conquest of Elysium 3 for $2.50; that's a ridiculous amount of gaming for sod all money!

Damn you guys!   >:(

Dive in, Toonces!  We'll start a game of Dom 3 in which we all pile on Jason! \o/

I already called no alliances for the next game (whenever I get around to testing Groghawk). So the moment the dogpile starts, I boot you all and instantly win.

... ........ THIS IS THE GREATEST STRATEGY EVER!!! {scribbling anti-diplomacy secret diplomacy manipulations notes}
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on June 07, 2013, 01:34:02 PM
@ -budd- (shhhh not *budd*)  :)


I've been playing civ ever since the civ 1 days on Nintendo Entertainment System.  I own them all and I used to eat civ up with a voracious appetite.  I'm kind of burnt out with the game and there are so many really awesome modern games out now that I doubt I'll ever go back to civ.  Well that is not entirely true, MetalDog has been nice enough to setup a 5 human player game with Civ 4 that we play once a week online. 

At any rate, if you loved Civ 2 and have some exposure to Civ 4 then I think you will enjoy Civ 5.  Civ 5 has kind of sorta the same feeling as Civ 1 and 2 but looks and feels kind of sorta like Civ 4.  However, in my opinion Civ 5 is the best in the series. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on June 07, 2013, 01:36:36 PM
Dominions 3 is an obvious buy, but don't overlook Conquest of Elysium 3 for $2.50; that's a ridiculous amount of gaming for sod all money!

I was all over that deal yesterday like a cheap suit!  Can't wait to play it but it will have to wait as my backlog of games right now is huge. 

Can you play PBEM games with CoE3?  I would be willing to play with some of the guys here as both a learning tool and just to play another human being.   8)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on June 07, 2013, 01:38:44 PM
Huw and I were talking about playing a MP game, but I'm not sure that it works the same as DOM3 pbem. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on June 07, 2013, 01:44:31 PM
Sounds good.  If this game is not as technically challenging to setup a PBEM game as Dom3 is count me in.  If there's room of course.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on June 07, 2013, 01:46:33 PM
Yeah Huw actually understands the system more than I do.  I think it's cause he's Scottish or Welsh or Irish or something.   :P
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 07, 2013, 01:48:27 PM
It's relatively easy to set up a Dom3 mp game through Llamaserver nowadays. But an internal engine for mp would certainly be much better.

I snapped up Civ3 and Civ4 complete today -- I've played Master of Magic, and some RTS games based on Civ (notably Rise of Nations Gold), and several MoM successors, but never Civ.

I figure I can get a lot of milage from those before the price drops on the new Civ5 expansion as part of an overall Civ5 set.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on June 07, 2013, 01:51:09 PM
You wont' regret it Jason.  Civ3 has a ton and I mean a ton of really good mods, maps, and scenarios as does Civ 4.  Those mods alone caused me to waste almost the entire decade of the 1990's! 

Bison I work with both Scotsmen and Irishmen as well as one Englishwoman and I must say they're all cool.  Plus they know how to drink beer.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on June 07, 2013, 02:20:35 PM
I know the game (CoE3) fairly well but I have yet to play multiplayer.  Don't quote me but I believe it's network play.  PBEM wouldn't really work since it's such a fast game (compared to Dom3 at least).

We really must get a game going at some point.  Unlike in Dom3, I know how to play a necromancer in CoE3! 8)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on June 07, 2013, 03:05:17 PM


I was all over that deal yesterday like a cheap suit!  Can't wait to play it but it will have to wait as my backlog of games right now is huge. 

Can you play PBEM games with CoE3?  I would be willing to play with some of the guys here as both a learning tool and just to play another human being.   8)

I believe CoE3 is direct IP (live) multiplayer.  Not sure if it has PBEM, but if it does - it would take forever.  There are a LOT of turns in most games, as you're mostly only moving a couple armies and every once in awhile recruiting or summoning reinforcements.

The multiplayer for COE3 seems to be well-received despite the luck of the random world possibly causing you to be unlucky at times.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on June 07, 2013, 04:28:53 PM
Ah networked play.  That's cool.  Gives me another excuse for the warden to setup a game night out with the boys.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on June 07, 2013, 06:41:28 PM
@ -budd- (shhhh not *budd*)  :)


I've been playing civ ever since the civ 1 days on Nintendo Entertainment System.  I own them all and I used to eat civ up with a voracious appetite.  I'm kind of burnt out with the game and there are so many really awesome modern games out now that I doubt I'll ever go back to civ.  Well that is not entirely true, MetalDog has been nice enough to setup a 5 human player game with Civ 4 that we play once a week online. 

At any rate, if you loved Civ 2 and have some exposure to Civ 4 then I think you will enjoy Civ 5.  Civ 5 has kind of sorta the same feeling as Civ 1 and 2 but looks and feels kind of sorta like Civ 4.  However, in my opinion Civ 5 is the best in the series.

Did they ever get around to patching the AI to be somewhat decent?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on June 07, 2013, 09:00:05 PM
Quote from: Kushan
Did they ever get around to patching the AI to be somewhat decent?

It depends on which version.  Civ3 started out with a mediocre AI until it was patched.  Then the AI made fairly good use of arty and land warfare.  It still never got amphibious assaults right nor the naval war in general.  Some of the mods and scenario creators did a decent job though taking advantage of certain AI quirks to make the game challenging.  El Justo's Age of Imperialism scenario comes to mind.

Civ4 definitely was a little bit better and I recommend using the Warlords and/or Beyond the Sword add on for a challenging AI.

Civ 5 is pretty good right out of the box but is really good with the Gods and Kings add on.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Steelgrave on June 07, 2013, 09:09:16 PM
Civ 5 is my hands down favorite, and I've played them all. Adding hexes and ranged fire breathed new life into the franchise in a way that nothing else could have done. While still not a wargame per se, it's a helluva strategy game. And diplomacy has finally been fixed, so you're not piled on constantly no matter what you do. It's a must-have, imho.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on June 07, 2013, 09:10:01 PM
Quote from: Kushan
Did they ever get around to patching the AI to be somewhat decent?
Civ 5 is pretty good right out of the box but is really good with the Gods and Kings add on.

Civ 5 is the one I'm looking at. I already own vanilla Civ 5. Got it a few months after it came out and wasn't to impressed with it. But with Civ 5 Gold on sale I'm considering jumping back in if its been improved. IIRC when Gods and Kings came out people said the AI was better, but after its first attack wave it wasn't really able to follow up.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Steelgrave on June 07, 2013, 09:26:48 PM
Civ V right out of the box was a bitter disappointment. It ran sloooowly, and no matter what you did, every other Civ hated you within a short time. There were other well-documented problems as well, but those two ruined the game for me. But every patch fixed something, and the Gods and Kings expansion elevated it to where it needed to be. The AI in attack mode IS much better than it was, but that being said, it's still not a strong point of the game if you are evenly matched. But the AI will occasionally pull a surprise and you can find yourself in hot water. If all else fails, adjusting the difficulty level can make quite a difference in the challenge level of the game.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on June 08, 2013, 02:51:23 PM
Right now you can get Bioshock Infinite for $27.99.

It is on sale at Gamefly for $34.99 and during checkout enter the code GFDJUN20 which takes it to $27.99.

It activates on Steam so that is a plus and a minus for some.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on June 08, 2013, 03:00:40 PM
Right now you can get Bioshock Infinite for $27.99.

It is on sale at Gamefly for $34.99 and during checkout enter the code GFDJUN20 which takes it to $27.99.

It activates on Steam so that is a plus and a minus for some.

It should be noted that this being Gamefly, the game is available through them for North Americans only.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 08, 2013, 09:50:37 PM
Company of Heroes 2 is 45.00 with voucher code at Green Man Gaming.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on June 10, 2013, 07:43:39 AM
Company of Heroes 2 is 45.00 with voucher code at Green Man Gaming.

...and the CivV: Brave New World DLC pre-order (http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/strategy/sid-meiers-civilization-v-brave-new-world-na/) for $20 using code: GMG25-GDSAK-7FPWQ.

Code/discount good until June 14th at 11am ET...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on June 14, 2013, 01:00:09 PM
GetGamesGo is having a 75% off Total War Collections sale (http://getgamesgo.com/category/total-war-collections-sale?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Total+War+Collections+Sale&utm_content=Total+War+Collections+Sale+CID_cce0dee22b63818bbb7cc49f9ef47657&utm_source=cm&utm_term=Click%20here%20for%2075%20off%20Total%20War%20Collections):


...all Steam codes
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on June 14, 2013, 09:25:09 PM
Anyone here able to recommend The Witcher 1 and 2?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on June 14, 2013, 09:51:03 PM
Witcher 1 yes. Witcher 2, not so much.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on June 15, 2013, 03:18:29 AM
I did really like Witcher 2 TBH.
Also, the Modding SDK for it was recently released so you can expect some nice mods to come out.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 15, 2013, 03:51:04 AM
I did really like Witcher 2 TBH.
Also, the Modding SDK for it was recently released so you can expect some nice mods to come out.

Can't believe I forgot about this one.....I picked Witcher 2 up in a sale when it was like $6 and never installed it.  Going to have to do that some day.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on June 15, 2013, 10:28:29 PM
Gog.com has a butt-ton of games on sale right now.  I know most of you probably get the same newsletter I get but just in case...

I'm eyeballing Gothic 3 and Panzer Elite.

http://www.gog.com/promo/nordic_games_weekend_promo_140613



Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 16, 2013, 05:01:19 AM
Gog.com has a butt-ton of games on sale right now.  I know most of you probably get the same newsletter I get but just in case...

I'm eyeballing Gothic 3 and Panzer Elite.

http://www.gog.com/promo/nordic_games_weekend_promo_140613

PE, an oldie but goodie.....might have to splurge for that one too.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on June 16, 2013, 05:10:28 AM
IIRC Panzer Elite SE allows you to crew Italian tanks in the NA theater. It's graphics are a bit dated but not as badly as those in Panzer Commander which was also a pretty good tank game for it's time.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 16, 2013, 09:43:04 AM
Not a sale but explaining one: Witcher 3 (supposedly concluding a trilogy with the main hero of the first two games) won a godawful number of awards at E3 including Best of Show this past week.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on June 18, 2013, 06:24:08 AM
Dominions 3 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DOM3A/dominions-3-the-awakening) is on sale at Gamersgate for $7.49 for the next ~18 hours...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on June 18, 2013, 07:41:37 AM
For the next 48 hours, the original Torchlight is free on GOG.

http://www.gog.com/gamecard/torchlight?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social_media&utm_content=giveaway&utm_campaign=torchlight_free&pp=f53eac2e4221f1794509de8d786a143b5016901f (http://www.gog.com/gamecard/torchlight?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social_media&utm_content=giveaway&utm_campaign=torchlight_free&pp=f53eac2e4221f1794509de8d786a143b5016901f)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on June 18, 2013, 09:04:35 AM
So it begins.... GOG summer sale.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img853/9114/zapg.jpg)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on June 18, 2013, 10:22:59 AM
^  Oh boy.  Here we go... 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 18, 2013, 12:47:35 PM
AI War collection on sale at Steam this week for $5.79; a good buy. (I thought Matrix was going to rescind all its distributed games though?? Better get it now while the getting is still good!) The new minor expansion Vengeance of the Machine is included, or available separately proportionately cheap.

Ditto the Alien Breed top-down twin-stick shooter game trilogy, $5.75 total.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on June 18, 2013, 01:57:45 PM
AI War isn't published by Matrix.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on June 18, 2013, 02:56:16 PM
AI War isn't published by Matrix.

Just an extra retail vendor, I suppose..

Hell.. despite having all the previous AI War titles before this latest DLC, I grabbed the whole pack again at that price.  8)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on June 18, 2013, 04:22:05 PM
For the next 48 hours, the original Torchlight is free on GOG.

http://www.gog.com/gamecard/torchlight?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social_media&utm_content=giveaway&utm_campaign=torchlight_free&pp=f53eac2e4221f1794509de8d786a143b5016901f (http://www.gog.com/gamecard/torchlight?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social_media&utm_content=giveaway&utm_campaign=torchlight_free&pp=f53eac2e4221f1794509de8d786a143b5016901f)

Got it, thanks for the heads up.  :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on June 18, 2013, 05:11:43 PM
Mark of the Ninja is $3.75 on Steam as a mid-week sale. Go get it. Now.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: eyebiter on June 18, 2013, 05:17:46 PM
http://www.indiegala.com/

Latest bundle has Sword of the Stars I &II...

Creatures the Albian Years (DRM Free)
Pirates Of The Black Cove (Steam)
Survivor Squad (Desura)

Vessel (Steam)
Sword Of The Stars: Complete Collection (Steam)
AquaNox (Steam)
Chester (Desura)


A New Beggining - Final Cut  (Steam)
Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes (Steam)
Star Ruler (Steam)
Sword of the Stars II Enhanced Edition  (Steam)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on June 18, 2013, 06:52:42 PM
Any opinions on Planesscape Torment?

Edit: I hate you GOG....So many games I want on sale
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on June 18, 2013, 07:49:39 PM
Star Ruler looks good.  Anyone ever played it?  Any good?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on June 18, 2013, 09:15:58 PM
Any opinions on Planesscape Torment?

Edit: I hate you GOG....So many games I want on sale

Considered by many to be one of the great all-time rpg classics.  But be prepared to read lots and lots and lots of dialogue.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on June 18, 2013, 10:46:21 PM
Star Ruler looks good.  Anyone ever played it?  Any good?

I recall some mention of it feeling unfinished or incomplete in some way. 

With all the 4X space strategy games out there these days, I already own more than I have time to play so that didn't encourage me to try it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 19, 2013, 11:59:51 AM
Anomaly: Warzone Earth is $2.49 today at Gamersgate. (http://gamersgate.http.internapcdn.net/gamersgate/boximgs/122x177/DD-AWE.jpg) I've been playing this recently in what passes for my spare time, and it's a clever little anti-towerD game, where you run around the map as an armored scout shepherding your task force through the ruined roads of Baghdad and Tokyo fighting the towers of an alien invasion (and picking up the occasional Air Force drops). A more ambitious sequel was released a few months ago, and I picked that up on sale at the same time, but haven't played it yet.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-CRADA/chronicles-of-riddick-assault-on-dark-athena) game is mostly only worth it for the "Escape From Butcher Bay" game packed with it, but certainly worth the $3.74 they're asking. New Riddick film sounds like it's shaping up good, word from Diesel is there will be at least one more game on the way as well!

Fantasy Wars (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-FW/fantasy-wars) was literally going to be a remake of Fantasy General before the devs lost the license, so they said screw it and wrote their own story. As a 3D port of the Panzer General mechanics to colorful high fantasy tropes (knights, elves, orcs, etc.), it works excellently. Technically the Elven Legacy sequel collection would be better but this is a good start into the story (such as it is). Panzer General with dragons? -- just under $4.00. (For some insane reason EL isn't available on GG or GoG, but you can pick the full EL collection up at Steam currently for $15. Well worth the full asking price, if fantasy-based Panzer General in 3D is of any interest to you, and twice as much content as FW.)


Personally I'm picking up Ascension to the Throne, which was sort of a test-bed either for the FW/EL or the King's Bounty remake series (or both), and Reign: Conflict of Nations which I've heard is essentially an updated version of Knights of Honor concentrated in Eastern Europe minus the wonky RTS portions of KoH.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 19, 2013, 06:29:00 PM
Post impressions of Reign: Conflict of Nations!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: panzerde on June 19, 2013, 06:50:08 PM
Star Ruler looks good.  Anyone ever played it?  Any good?

The ship construction is incredible - there's probably no other game with as open and complete ship construction.  You can build anything from sub-meter sized robotic probes up to ringworlds, with an amazing array of weapons, armor, shields, drives, bridges, fighter bays, etc.

The game itself is totally sandbox.  There's no back-story at all.  Despite having cool ship building, ships tend to feel very anonymous and have zero personality.  Your empire ends up feeling the same way.  Diplomacy is very rudimentary - you're going to end up at war with everyone else simultaneously, so there's really no point.

The other issue with the game is pacing.  Despite the sandbox nature of the game, the AI plays in such a way that there's really only a limited number of strategies you can use at the beginning of the game to rapidly expand and set yourself up or you'll quickly be swamped.  In the end, every game feels the same and ends up being a colony rush.

There are some mods that try and even things out a bit and add even more to the ship building, but in the end the game just lacks soul and character.  Its worth messing with just to be able to build some mega-scale ships and for some halfway decent eye-candy, and the feeling of scope if you can get it cheap, but it's no DW or Endless Space.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on June 19, 2013, 08:04:56 PM
Post impressions of Reign: Conflict of Nations!

It's not-so-good.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on June 19, 2013, 08:06:54 PM
The DCS Summer Sale starts tomorrow, the 20th!

Quote
DCS Summer Sale

Starting the 20th of June, we will offer massive 60% off sale of DCS products. The exception will be Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3 having a 40% off sale. The sale will last until the 30th of June:
DCS: UH-1H Huey - $19.99
DCS: Combined Arms – $11.99
DCS: P-51D Mustang – $15.99
DCS: Black Shark 2 - $15.99
DCS: Black Shark 2 Upgrade – $11.99
DCS: A-10C Warthog – $15.99
DCS: A-10C Warthog 1.1.0.7 (English DVD box) – $15.99
DCS: Black Shark (DVD box) – $15.99
Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3 – $29.99
DCS: Black Shark – $7.99

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 19, 2013, 08:13:34 PM
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers is 75% off at gamersgate.  Price comes out to $7.50.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on June 20, 2013, 07:31:43 AM
Thanks Nefaro and panzerde for the comments on Star Ruler.  I might hold off on this game then since I still have quite a backlog to get through and your comments on the game. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: eyebiter on June 20, 2013, 03:24:00 PM
Newegg has Aliens: Colonial Marines (Free after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832203021

Aliens: Colonial Marines [newegg.com] (PC Game)
    Free after $15 Rebate [newegg.com] + Free Shipping
    Use Promo Code: EMCXPVX237
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 20, 2013, 07:58:56 PM
^Hmm...is it worth even 'free' at this point?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 20, 2013, 08:05:50 PM
Post impressions of Reign: Conflict of Nations!

I admire your optimism in thinking that I'll have time to play any of the games I've recently bought in the past few months!  ;D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 20, 2013, 08:09:59 PM
I must stay positive in all things.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on June 20, 2013, 08:54:36 PM
^Hmm...is it worth even 'free' at this point?

I thought JH enjoyed it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on June 21, 2013, 08:17:36 AM
I would really like to try out Distant Worlds Shadows but according to Matrix I have to buy every single other iteration plus the main game in order to use this addon.   :(
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 21, 2013, 09:30:08 AM
^Hmm...is it worth even 'free' at this point?

I thought JH enjoyed it.

Its definitely "worth it" for free.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: donkey_roxor on June 21, 2013, 09:48:46 AM
GOG has all of their daily bundles up today. That's a lot of bundles.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on June 21, 2013, 10:00:50 AM
here you go...... to make it easier to shop ;)

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(http://imageshack.us/a/img560/2926/k5kx.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img841/7008/rr7q.jpg)

just trying to help :P

here you go...... to make it easier to shop ;)

You could of at least provided links to all the games as well lol

when your right your right ;)
from the top
http://www.gog.com/promo/indie_rpg_invasion
http://www.gog.com/promo/wide_awake_bundle
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/fez
http://www.gog.com/promo/mighty_heroic_bundle
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http://www.gog.com/promo/builders_boon_bundle
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/waking_mars
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http://www.gog.com/gamecard/strike_suit_zero
http://www.gog.com/promo/might_and_magic_megapack
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/slender_the_arrival
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/miasmata
http://www.gog.com/promo/kain_and_raziel_saga
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/king_of_dragon_pass
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/tiny_and_big_grandpas_leftovers
http://www.gog.com/promo/library_of_myst
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/sam_max_beyond_time_and_space
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/sam_max_save_the_world
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/sam_max_the_devils_playhouse
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/wallace_gromits_grand_adventures
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/tales_of_monkey_island
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/back_to_the_future_the_game
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Barthheart on June 21, 2013, 11:05:33 AM
Green Man Gaming has XCOM: Enemy Unknown on for $13.59..... maybe I'll finally get it.....

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/ca/en/pc/games/strategy/xcom-enemy-unknown-na/


Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on June 21, 2013, 11:55:33 AM
here you go...... to make it easier to shop ;)

You monster!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on June 21, 2013, 02:03:03 PM
here you go...... to make it easier to shop ;)

You could of at least provided links to all the games as well lol
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 21, 2013, 02:50:24 PM
here you go...... to make it easier to shop ;)

You monster!

LOL!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on June 21, 2013, 09:43:22 PM
The following has become my mantra the last couple days: 

"I'm not shopping at GOG this weekend." 
"I'm not shopping at GOG this weekend." 
"I'm not shopping at GOG this weekend." 
"I'm not shopping at GOG this weekend." 
"I'm not shopping at GOG this weekend." 
"I'm not shopping at GOG this weekend." 


Gah!! 




I would really like to try out Distant Worlds Shadows but according to Matrix I have to buy every single other iteration plus the main game in order to use this addon.   :(

Aye, that's the rub with that game (aside from its high price point, of course).  It's not like Crusader Kings 2, where you can pick & choose which expansions/ DLC you want to get. 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on June 21, 2013, 10:57:27 PM
I saw this over at SimHQ and copied it below:

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/shooter/iron-front-liberation-1944/ $6.79 (If you use the voucher GMG20-6WUSQ-LBC4U, you save $1.35, so it's really $5.44

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/shooter/iron-front-liberation-1944-d-day-dlc/ $3.39

******************

I'm not sure whether or not to recommend this game.  For me, personally, I have gotten $8 worth of gaming from it for sure.  I've only done single player, one-off missions created with the Planned Assault software and I've enjoyed the game enough.  I haven't tried multiplayer.

The game is pretty consistently bagged upon by everyone, and I don't know if there will be more development on it, so what you see may be what you get. 

Anyway, there it is.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on June 22, 2013, 12:38:19 AM
For multiplayer, it's amazing but finding a server is getting more and more difficult.  There won't be anymore official support for the game as the publishers have pulled the plug.  There is a dedicated group of modders ready to release a mega mod/patch but they're waiting for permission from officialdom.  They thought they had it a few months ago but then hit a snag.  Hopefully they'll get permission and will be allowed to release their fixes.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on June 22, 2013, 05:46:20 AM
GetGamesGo / GetLoadedGo (http://www.getloadedgo.com/) is Having another 72 Hour Sale.  This time it’s on Bethesda games.
Choose any 2 of the Following Games for Only $15  All are Steam codes.

..might be time for me to finally pickup some of the Fallout games.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 22, 2013, 05:51:23 AM
Get Loaded is Having another 72 Hour Sale.  This time it’s on Bethesda games.
Choose any 2 of the Following Games for Only $15  All are Steam codes.
  • Brink
  • Dishonoured
  • Doom 3 BFG
  • Fallout 3: GOTY
  • Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Pack
  • Hunted: The Demons Forge
  • RAGE
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind GOTY
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GOTY Deluxe

..might be time for me to finally pickup some of the Fallout games.

Wow...might have to pick up Dishonored finally....just curious about the fallout games, which was is generally considered better?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on June 22, 2013, 06:34:49 AM
Regarding the 2 Fallout games...you'll get differing opinions on them, I very much enjoyed them both but would give the nod to New Vegas, it had a much more compelling, unfolding story requiring you to choose which faction to back and your choice very much impacted how the story played out. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on June 22, 2013, 07:57:17 AM
They both excellent games, I would however go with New Vegas over Fallout 3. When it was released New Vegas had some issues, now after patching its the more stable of the two IMO. I also liked the atmosphere and theme of New Vegas more then the DC Wasteland.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 22, 2013, 10:04:46 AM
I liked Fallout 3 and got pretty hammered for my positive review of it. Haven't played New Vegas yet...the majority of people like New Vegas more.

Question: what are the real differences between Imperialism and Imperialism II? The first game covers the 1880s (and earlier 1800s) which I am more interested in...it doesn't look like the second game covers the 1880s time period. Thanks all!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 22, 2013, 04:26:51 PM
I looked into those Imperialism games a while back, and IIRC there's a very significant difference in how the engines work (also Imp1 is set during the 19th century, apparently as far as freaking WW1, while Imp2 seems to be 16-18th centuries). They're still both highly regarded, and there are fans of each difference. Both games are cheap anyway at GoG, but are also both 50% off during the summer sale (about $3 each).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 22, 2013, 07:16:30 PM
Can't really argue with 3.00, even if the game is 15+ years old.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on June 22, 2013, 08:18:45 PM
I liked Fallout 3 and got pretty hammered for my positive review of it. Haven't played New Vegas yet...the majority of people like New Vegas more.

Question: what are the real differences between Imperialism and Imperialism II? The first game covers the 1880s (and earlier 1800s) which I am more interested in...it doesn't look like the second game covers the 1880s time period. Thanks all!

Aside from the eras represented, Imperialism 2 also has exploration of the new world.  The economic systems of the game are quite different and #2 features exploitation of resources from the new world to progress & get wealthier more quickly.  You still have to win in the old world to win the game but the resources of the new world drives you there.  There are also more diplo options because you can bribe native american tribes & some other extra options over the original.

Something else I like about 2 is the interface isn't so weird.  I find the original's UI rather strange & unwieldy but the second was a big improvement.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 23, 2013, 10:49:57 AM
^Thanks. I'm going to hold off until my backlog of games is a little lighter.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on June 23, 2013, 02:48:18 PM
War of the Roses is $5 on Steam today only.

Mount and Blade collection is like $8.75.

I'd probably pass on WotR at this point.  It's MP only and the community is very much dead.  It's really too bad as I think the game is better than Chivalry but the developers just made stupid decisions that somehow manage to make the game not fun.

Mount and Blade is awesome, but I don't need to tell you all that.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 23, 2013, 08:04:04 PM
Game of Thrones Special Edition, the RPG game, not the RTS, is on sale at GG for like $10.  It comes with all the DLC.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 23, 2013, 09:12:06 PM
Game of Thrones Special Edition, the RPG game, not the RTS, is on sale at GG for like $10.  It comes with all the DLC.

Is it any good?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 24, 2013, 07:18:02 AM
Mount and Blade collection is like $8.75.

Note that this is one of those crazy Steam sales where each of the components is 75% off, but the collection is already cheaper than all the components separately so the collection's 75% off means that unless you only want one or two (e.g. Warband and/or Fire and Sword), you'd be better off buying all four than only three.

In effect meaning that if you want everything except the original Warband, you're going to be paying a little extra NOT TO BE STUCK WITH THE ORIGINAL WARBAND IN YOUR GAME LIBRARY.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 24, 2013, 07:19:05 AM
Game of Thrones Special Edition, the RPG game, not the RTS, is on sale at GG for like $10.  It comes with all the DLC.

Is it any good?

I hear moderately good things about it from fans of the books.

Since I'm not a fan of the books, that counts as "no".  ;D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on June 24, 2013, 08:39:22 AM
Game of Thrones Special Edition, the RPG game, not the RTS, is on sale at GG for like $10.  It comes with all the DLC.

Is it any good?

I hear moderately good things about it from fans of the books.

Since I'm not a fan of the books, that counts as "no".  ;D

I heard it was way too Cons-hole-ish.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on June 24, 2013, 09:04:43 AM
Game of Thrones Special Edition, the RPG game, not the RTS, is on sale at GG for like $10.  It comes with all the DLC.

Is it any good?

I liked it.
The story and characters were pretty good.
Gameplay was okay.

Disclaimer: I've never read any of G.R.R Martin's books nor watched even a single episode of the show (despite constant pressuring to do so)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on June 24, 2013, 08:45:11 PM
F.E.A.R. collection  on steam for $13.74   or single titles for 75% off
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/12357/

I'm enjoying F.E.A.R. 1  so I picked up #2
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on June 25, 2013, 03:59:53 PM
Rise of Flight is having the first of ?? "Ace Sale" for the summer. 

Quote
To thank you for your appreciation of our efforts we've prepared several special sales for this summer. We hope they will allow you to get a better feeling of WWI history and expand your hangar with some of the most notable aircraft of the period.

Quote
2nd Lieutenant John Ingles Gilmour, was a Sopwith Camel pilot was born on June 28, 1896. Having graduated from Farnborough on 17 March 1916, he joined the war later that year. As an outstanding fighter pilot, John Gilmour was soon renowned for his consistent dash and great fearlessness and decorated accordingly. His Distinguished Service Order stated:

“He is a most inspiriting patrol leader who has destroyed twenty-three enemy aircraft, and shot down eight others out of control. While leading an offensive patrol he shot down one enemy biplane in flames and drove down a second. A short time afterwards he, with four others, attacked about forty enemy scouts. He himself destroyed one in the air, drove another out of control and a third in flames, successfully accounting for five enemy machines in one day”.

The Sopwith Camel is the British fighter that brought Gilmour 36 out of 39 victories in aerial combat.

And to celebrate the ace's birthday we start a special discount week from June 22nd till June 28th which means that:

Sopwith Camel's price goes down to $1.99 (http://riseofflight.com/en/store/planes/Sopwith_Camel) for everyone who orders it during the week.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: son_of_montfort on June 25, 2013, 04:15:56 PM
So Rise of Flight went Free-to-Play, but charges for additional aircraft? Very interesting. I may have to give it a whirl!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on June 25, 2013, 07:03:30 PM
So Rise of Flight went Free-to-Play, but charges for additional aircraft? Very interesting. I may have to give it a whirl!

I should probably fire it up sometime in the future, too.  Once I get my modern sim fix out of the way.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on June 26, 2013, 07:37:18 AM
GetGamesGo / GetLoadedGo (http://www.getloadedgo.com/) is Having another 72 Hour Sale.  This time it’s on Bethesda games.
Choose any 2 of the Following Games for Only $15  All are Steam codes.
  • Brink
  • Dishonoured
  • Doom 3 BFG
  • Fallout 3: GOTY
  • Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Pack
  • Hunted: The Demons Forge
  • RAGE
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind GOTY
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GOTY Deluxe

..might be time for me to finally pickup some of the Fallout games.


GetLoadedGo is re-running this sale since they ran out of Dishonoured codes.  Sale is only for a day though....
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on June 27, 2013, 12:25:06 PM
I just picked up Flaming Cliffs 3, DCS: Huey, and Combined Arms.  I'm going to need to lie down for a bit...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on June 27, 2013, 04:46:30 PM
I just picked up Flaming Cliffs 3, DCS: Huey, and Combined Arms.  I'm going to need to lie down for a bit...

I had a blast flying the new 4DOF Su-27 cockpit the other day.   8)

The F-15 (and some others?) also got the same treatment in FC3, and since it's easier to set up the HOTAS for the stuff in FC3, and remembering key commands, I'll probably be playing more of those than A-10C and BS2 for awhile.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on June 27, 2013, 10:08:30 PM
Endless Space Emperor Edition is 66% off (10.19 USD) on Steam this weekend. ES EE+Disharmony is 17.49 USD.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 28, 2013, 09:24:52 AM
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is on sale at GG for $10 and change.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on June 28, 2013, 09:33:02 AM
^Nice.  I really enjoyed the XBOX version, now I might consider picking it up for PC at this price.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: eyebiter on June 29, 2013, 06:27:32 AM
http://www.bundlestars.com/

Dynamite Reloaded Bundle for $2.47, all activate on Steam

    King's Bounty: The Legend
    Men of War: Vietnam
    Fantasy Wars
    Real Warfare 1242
    Death to Spies: Moment of Truth
    Off-Road Drive
    Star Wolves 2
    Reign: Conflict of Nations
    Death Track: Resurrection
    Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: eyebiter on June 29, 2013, 06:32:08 AM
http://www.indieroyale.com/

Indie Royale  The Spiral Groove Bundle $6

Four activate on Steam
Sniper Elite V2
Gatling Gears
Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death
Lucid

The 5th game is on Steam Greenlight / Desura
Bloody Trapland

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: jomni on June 29, 2013, 06:46:13 PM
Natural Selection 2  $9 on Steam  is it worth it?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on June 30, 2013, 06:08:28 AM
I played a couple of Natural Selection 2 free weekends and really enjoyed it.  I'm thinking of picking it up.  I would have already had I not dropped quite a bit at the DCS store last week...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 30, 2013, 09:56:49 AM
I must confess in shame I just spent $3 at Gamersgate buying DLC for a game I may never get around to playing -- which wouldn't be so bad but the DLC only works if I own the game on GG, when instead I own it (and its expansions up to that point) on Steam!

I might be able to gift them, though, I guess. Does anyone want the three most recent DLC's for Vicky2, after the Heart of Darkness expansion?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on June 30, 2013, 10:53:46 AM
amazon summer sale  http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1000716161&ref=hy-bill-dvg-summersale&pf_rd_p=1576042182&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-2&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=979455011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=F6F40EABA6C04060A86C

Haven't looked through the deals yet......I will at some point ;)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on July 01, 2013, 05:26:08 AM


I might be able to gift them, though, I guess. Does anyone want the three most recent DLC's for Vicky2, after the Heart of Darkness expansion?

There are 3+ DLCs for Vic2?!  I thought it was just A House Divided and Heart of Darkness?  Or are you referring to some sprite packs?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: WallysWorld on July 01, 2013, 09:57:54 AM
There are 3+ DLCs for Vic2?!  I thought it was just A House Divided and Heart of Darkness?  Or are you referring to some sprite packs?

The newest Victoria II DLC's are:

1. German Unit Pack DLC
2. Interwar Engineer Unit Pack DLC
3. Songs of the Civil War DLC

I got all three from GG over the weekend thanks to the sale.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on July 01, 2013, 11:56:45 AM
Greenmangaming is having a 666 sale..."6 devilish deals every 6 hours for 6 days"...and get another 10% off prices below with the code GMG10-U49LX-GAE17

http://www.greenmangaming.com/hot-deals/

Current deals:

Borderlands 2 + Season Pass...$14.99
Star Trek...$16.99
Resident Evil 6...$19.99
Killing Floor...$4.99
Guns of Icarus Online...$3.99
Lucius...$4.99
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on July 01, 2013, 12:00:22 PM
Lucius and Resident Evil 6 are also being discounted.

How is RE6 anyway?

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on July 01, 2013, 12:02:58 PM
^I'm a slow typer  :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on July 02, 2013, 01:07:10 PM
Steam has Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for $4.99 until 4pm PT July 4.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: FlickJax on July 03, 2013, 02:19:42 AM
Ive got to stop myself buying all the games in sale as i never get time to play most of them...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on July 03, 2013, 09:36:49 PM
50% off everything in the Rise of Flight store from July 3rd to July 8th.

http://riseofflight.com/en/store (http://riseofflight.com/en/store)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on July 05, 2013, 03:32:15 AM
25% off voucher for those 666 sales over at GreenManGaming:

GMG25-BAWQB-8UQWG
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on July 05, 2013, 05:53:52 AM
25% off voucher for those 666 sales over at GreenManGaming:

GMG25-BAWQB-8UQWG

They have Rising Storm (RO2 expansion) 50% off right now.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on July 05, 2013, 07:47:58 AM
GameFly has Expeditions Conquistador (http://www.gamefly.com/Download-Expeditions-Conquistador/5005985/) for $13.39.  Site says "This title installs and requires the Steam Client to play." so I imagine its just a Steam key.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on July 05, 2013, 09:13:04 AM
Gamersgate has Warfare Reloaded for $4.99.  I've never played it, but I did have a brief obsession with its predecessor, "Warfare."  For an RTS, I thought it was pretty well done with some fairly "authentic" mechanics.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on July 05, 2013, 07:00:25 PM
amazon has bioshock triple pack[ for $39.99 .......   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DOD0TZG/ref=hy-deals-dvg-biotriple?pf_rd_p=1578047202&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=979455011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=B4921C2C94DF41009C58

I finished 1 and 2 on the ps3, #1 is one of my favorites. Haven't played infinite yet. Looks like 1&2 have that windows live crap though.

Also have firaxis complete pack for $19.99 includes Civ 4 complete, Civ 5 gold, and Xcom enemy unknown.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CPBZDPE/ref=hy-deals-dvg-firaxis?pf_rd_p=1578047202&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=979455011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=B4921C2C94DF41009C58
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on July 05, 2013, 07:09:37 PM
Leviathan Warships is about $2 right now on GreenManGaming if you include the discount code.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on July 06, 2013, 07:41:52 AM
Gamestop has the new Endless Space Disharmony DLC on sale for $4.99 (http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W4924)

The Admiral Edition is on sale for $7.49 and the Emperor Edition is $8.74

...all Steam keys.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on July 06, 2013, 10:06:48 AM
Disharmony for only 4.99?  I want to get that but I heard that there are some problems with this DLC.  Anyone play Endless Space with Disharmony?  Curious to know if there is a patch in the works or a fix for this?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on July 07, 2013, 07:17:04 AM
Someone talk me down...I'm wanting to pull the trigger on Natural Selection 2 - $8.49,  Rising Storm - $9.99  and then 10% off with voucher.

They are great games, and it is a good deal...but I don't even have enough time to play all the Wargame:Airland and DCS that I want to play as it is...there's no WAY I could play anything else.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on July 07, 2013, 10:08:33 AM
Someone talk me down...I'm wanting to pull the trigger on Natural Selection 2 - $8.49,  Rising Storm - $9.99  and then 10% off with voucher.

They are great games, and it is a good deal...but I don't even have enough time to play all the Wargame:Airland and DCS that I want to play as it is...there's no WAY I could play anything else.

Don't do it... those games will only get cheaper and I can tell you that NS2 is not that fun.  Stick with what you are playing... at least that is what I am trying to go.... get good not just ok with the games I have and play them, I find after a week goes by I have forgotten those other games that was on sale.

PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on July 07, 2013, 10:16:34 AM
With RomeTW2 on the horizon, Gamersgate is putting all the previous Total War games on sale for 75% off this weekend (http://www.gamersgate.com/totalwarrome).

Well, all the titles from Rome1 onward anyway. (Including Viking Battle For Asgard and the Alexander mission campaign for Rome1.)

Own everything from Rome 1 onward, including all expansion packs, for a total of $41.25, or pick and choose. (Note that the expansion packs themselves aren't on sale per se, only insofar as they're included in collections.)


...did that help talk you down, Republic?  :D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on July 07, 2013, 11:41:52 AM
Greenmangaming (http://www.greenmangaming.com/hot-deals/) has brought back all of the 666 sale deals for 30 hours.  All Deals end 8/7/13 at 16:00 UTC (Noon EDT)...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on July 07, 2013, 02:38:48 PM
Rising Storm comes with RO2 free now.  That is a lot of gaming fun for not much money.

Rising Storm is my "go to" game lately.  If you get on a decent server with folks that know what they're doing it is hella fun.  I'd pull the trigger on that one!  (although it might be cheaper during the Steam sale...)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on July 07, 2013, 02:42:05 PM
With RomeTW2 on the horizon, Gamersgate is putting all the previous Total War games on sale for 75% off this weekend (http://www.gamersgate.com/totalwarrome).

Well, all the titles from Rome1 onward anyway. (Including Viking Battle For Asgard and the Alexander mission campaign for Rome1.)

Own everything from Rome 1 onward, including all expansion packs, for a total of $41.25, or pick and choose. (Note that the expansion packs themselves aren't on sale per se, only insofar as they're included in collections.)


...did that help talk you down, Republic?  :D

I didn't see Viking Battle discounted...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on July 07, 2013, 03:49:48 PM
Dang it...

I'm still holding out.  I have Red Orchestra, if I played it more I'd buy Rising Sun right away...but I spend all my gaming time in either Wargame: Airland or DCS so I know it would just sit and gather digital dust next to the games I bought last Steam Summer sale lol
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 07, 2013, 04:24:24 PM
Are decent servers common for Rising Sun?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on July 07, 2013, 04:35:32 PM
About half the time it's ok/fun, 1/4 of the time amazing and 1/4 of the time it's log off and find a different server.

It just depends on the mix you have logged on, and the atmosphere of the server.  I frequent about 4 different ones that have good ping out here.

There are a few times, maybe 1/10 of the time, where everything comes together and the gaming is as good as it gets.  Again, it's all about the mix of players and how serious they are.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 07, 2013, 04:38:41 PM
I wish we could get a group together here like we have for Left for Dead 2 or Call of Duty...that would guarantee a purchase for me.

I bought Chivalry a while back and a few of our guys were playing for a while but interest died off quickly. Then I was left with servers full of idiots.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on July 07, 2013, 04:48:00 PM
Rising Sun servers are mostly half empty or just a handful of guys against bots, especially if you want to play Classic mode.  I'd be up for a game if we could get some guys together.  I know some of the guys from SimHQ who regularly play ArmA and Iron Front with would also join if were we to get something going.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 07, 2013, 05:18:33 PM
OK so there's Toonces, SDR and me if I buy it. LB? Tuna? Oche? We need at least one more guy and if there's no real single player I don't want to feel like I threw my money away.

OK I'm looking at Rising Storm on Steam right now...19.99. I don't see any mention of RO2 coming with it...is the combo through some other outlet?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Shelldrake on July 07, 2013, 06:19:34 PM
OK I'm looking at Rising Storm on Steam right now...19.99. I don't see any mention of RO2 coming with it...is the combo through some other outlet?

Looks like the Deluxe Edition for $29.99 has the multiplayer content for RO2 as a bonus. Definitely interested if it goes on sale.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 07, 2013, 06:25:24 PM
Ah ok. If we can get a group for one I think most guys would be interested in the other as well, eh?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on July 07, 2013, 06:31:35 PM
Rising Sun at  Greenmangaming with their 10% voucher is $9
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 07, 2013, 06:42:39 PM
^Now we're talking!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on July 07, 2013, 06:57:39 PM
Why does Green Man Gaming need to know my Birthday... giving too much info.. set oneself up for ID theft!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 07, 2013, 06:59:01 PM
Isn't it optional to enter that?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on July 07, 2013, 07:09:07 PM
You can enter whatever I assume.. but really too much info!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 07, 2013, 07:18:10 PM
Yeah definitely...in my recent purchases I don't remember needing to enter a b-day.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on July 07, 2013, 08:20:17 PM
Rising Sun servers are mostly half empty or just a handful of guys against bots, especially if you want to play Classic mode. 

That's just not true SDR.  There are at least 3 64/64 Rising Sun servers online right now.  I've never had trouble finding a populated RS server.  What's really cool being out here is that I get to play with Aussies and Japanese players if I stay up late enough.  That's a total crack up on vox.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on July 07, 2013, 08:26:08 PM
3 full servers out of 100 or so doesn't really invalidate my claim that MOST are half empty or just full of bots.


Here's a screenshot I just took.  This is pretty typical of what you'll see at any given time. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/bogaty/RS_zps2d63b3e1.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on July 07, 2013, 08:29:57 PM
Bought Civ V Gods and Kings and I don't even like Civ V. Hoping the expansion improves/fixes some of issues I had with the vanilla game.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on July 07, 2013, 08:53:07 PM
I was going to argue with you SDR, but you are right that MOST are empty.  Still, if you sort by number of players there are usually about 3 sitting at 64/64 and then 2 or 3 sitting at 58-62/64 so finding a full server isn't impossible most of the time. 

But that's like 6 servers out of 250, so you have a point...
Title: Matrixgames Weekly Sale
Post by: steve58 on July 08, 2013, 07:05:45 AM
http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1139/The.weekly.deal.goes.WWII!

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Matrix Games is happy to announce the latest deal of the week for all those who want to satisfy their hunger for wargaming.

This week’s theme is World War II.

From the 8th  to the 14th of July,  Battlefront  and  John Tiller's Campaign Series will be discounted to 19,99$/29,99$ (Digital/Boxed version) which is a discount of up to 60%! This is a great opportunity to pick up some classic games.

Visit the Matrix Games Store, choose your favorite game, add it to the cart and enjoy these games!

Take advantage of this Deal and come back next week: there is always a Deal suited for you.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on July 08, 2013, 07:08:42 AM
Gamersgate (http://www.gamersgate.com/) is having a Summer Sale.  Prices don't look all that great to me, but maybe they'll have some decent Daily Deals...
Title: Re: Matrixgames Weekly Sale
Post by: Tinkershuffle on July 08, 2013, 07:28:28 AM
http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1139/The.weekly.deal.goes.WWII!

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Matrix Games is happy to announce the latest deal of the week for all those who want to satisfy their hunger for wargaming.

This week’s theme is World War II.

From the 8th  to the 14th of July,  Battlefront  and  John Tiller's Campaign Series will be discounted to 19,99$/29,99$ (Digital/Boxed version) which is a discount of up to 60%! This is a great opportunity to pick up some classic games.

Visit the Matrix Games Store, choose your favorite game, add it to the cart and enjoy these games!

Take advantage of this Deal and come back next week: there is always a Deal suited for you.

Finally Matrix puts some games on sale that I might be interested in buying! :) But before I buy anything please share your opinions about these games if you've played them.
Title: Re: Matrixgames Weekly Sale
Post by: Barthheart on July 08, 2013, 08:39:31 AM
http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1139/The.weekly.deal.goes.WWII!

Quote
Matrix Games is happy to announce the latest deal of the week for all those who want to satisfy their hunger for wargaming.

This week’s theme is World War II.

From the 8th  to the 14th of July,  Battlefront  and  John Tiller's Campaign Series will be discounted to 19,99$/29,99$ (Digital/Boxed version) which is a discount of up to 60%! This is a great opportunity to pick up some classic games.

Visit the Matrix Games Store, choose your favorite game, add it to the cart and enjoy these games!

Take advantage of this Deal and come back next week: there is always a Deal suited for you.

Finally Matrix puts some games on sale that I might be interested in buying! :) But before I buy anything please share your opinions about these games if you've played them.

Battlefront makes my eyes bleed... just can't stand the graphics styling.
John Tiller's Campaign Series is great. Units are platoon sized and you can control up to a division through an entire campaign. This release has TONS of content.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on July 08, 2013, 08:52:22 AM
I own but haven't played most of the Decisive Battle series which came before BF, and most of the related games that came after, which BF was a somewhat random grab-bag scenario transition system for. So I can't say much about it, other than I hear good things about the games before and after but a lot of silence about this one (neither pro nor con).

John Tiller's Campaign series was an answer to Panzer General, and is ridiculously stuffed full of gaming. One of my brother's favorite games for a long time until he had to give up gaming for family. It's like an originally-somewhat-buggy ultra-detailed-version of PG which barely plays anything like PG with an interface that I routinely cursed but was willing to put up with because of the sheer breadth and depth of what was offered.


I seem to recall someone here at Grogheads was running one of the JT Campaigns for a while as an AAR, but I can't find it in the AAR section. It was a great sell for the game; I followed along for several months, and it made me want to play it again (although I didn't dig it out as I was doing other things).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on July 08, 2013, 09:05:44 AM
Is there any detailed reviews available for Campaign Series?  This one escaped me but might be time to jump in.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on July 08, 2013, 09:08:08 AM
It's not on sale really, but I went and pulled the trigger on Horizon.  Not that I'm terribly keen to get access to the alpha on Steam, but it combines my getting a game (that I'd fully intended to eventually purchase regardless) for cheap while also supporting it in its early stages.  8) 

Title: Re: Matrixgames Weekly Sale
Post by: Tinkershuffle on July 08, 2013, 09:22:15 AM

Battlefront makes my eyes bleed... just can't stand the graphics styling.
John Tiller's Campaign Series is great. Units are platoon sized and you can control up to a division through an entire campaign. This release has TONS of content.

So the amount of counters/units to move is typically pretty much the same as in Panzer Campaigns (=huge)..?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tinkershuffle on July 08, 2013, 09:26:18 AM
And how's the grapichs in 2-D view, are there mods available like there is for PzC?
Title: Re: Matrixgames Weekly Sale
Post by: Barthheart on July 08, 2013, 09:28:01 AM

Battlefront makes my eyes bleed... just can't stand the graphics styling.
John Tiller's Campaign Series is great. Units are platoon sized and you can control up to a division through an entire campaign. This release has TONS of content.

So the amount of counters/units to move is typically pretty much the same as in Panzer Campaigns (=huge)..?

Yes they can be huge. There are a pile of scenarios however that are relatively small... few dozen units...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Barthheart on July 08, 2013, 09:53:04 AM
And how's the grapichs in 2-D view, are there mods available like there is for PzC?

The 2D view is really small... and no way to enlarge it.
There are graphics mods..... not sure where to find them now.....
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on July 08, 2013, 10:59:10 AM
The John Tiller Campaigns seem to be direct copies of Talonsofts West Front East Front series, no?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Barthheart on July 08, 2013, 11:02:36 AM
The John Tiller Campaigns seem to be direct copies of Talonsofts West Front East Front series, no?

Not copies... the same thing. I think Matrix bought the rights when Talonsoft went belly up and renamed it John Tiller's because of his popularity in the wargame industry, oh and they are his designs.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on July 08, 2013, 03:35:05 PM
The John Tiller Campaigns seem to be direct copies of Talonsofts West Front East Front series, no?

Bart's right.  It's the exact same system.  However, this latest version has both East Fronts (I & II), West Front, and the Pacific one along with some (un?)released scenario expansion.  So it's the whole series and then some. 

Despite owning some of the old versions, I'm tempted to pick this up so I have the whole set.  Good old-fashioned turn-based wargaming there.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: TheCommandTent on July 08, 2013, 05:43:33 PM
The John Tiller Campaigns seem to be direct copies of Talonsofts West Front East Front series, no?

Bart's right.  It's the exact same system.  However, this latest version has both East Fronts (I & II), West Front, and the Pacific one along with some (un?)released scenario expansion.  So it's the whole series and then some. 

Despite owning some of the old versions, I'm tempted to pick this up so I have the whole set.  Good old-fashioned turn-based wargaming there.

Love me some Campaign Series.  The Matrix version includes alot of extras so I highly recommend picking it up.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tinkershuffle on July 08, 2013, 10:11:16 PM
How about Battlefront? I've wanted to try those SSG titles for a long time but the price tag has been a an issue before. The 4 scenarios that are included seem a bit random, apparently those are quite large ones though?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on July 09, 2013, 07:10:19 AM
How about Battlefront? I've wanted to try those SSG titles for a long time but the price tag has been a an issue before. The 4 scenarios that are included seem a bit random, apparently those are quite large ones though?

Yeah, it's a bit of a grab-bag of operations they wanted to do but didn't want to make a whole game about. But the scale is smaller than the previous SSG games, and they wanted to work on adjusting their engine to accommodate behavior at that scale. It's an experiment of theirs, and they implemented what they learned in their subsequent games.

Not having played BF (or any of SSG's games before or after) I can't give any idea how well they succeeded in BF, I just know their subsequent games have a reputation as good or better than the games before BF.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on July 09, 2013, 11:03:45 AM
Meanwile, at Gamersgate summer sale:

Space Hulk + RPG + Zombie pocalypse == Survivor Squad, $2.75 today only.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on July 09, 2013, 02:21:21 PM
At Steam Midweek, Valve lies through their teeth one way or another:

"Half-Life Complete" is at 75% off, along with all its components which include HL Ep 2, still described as part 2 of a trilogy of games.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: smittyohio on July 09, 2013, 05:16:33 PM
Is there any detailed reviews available for Campaign Series?  This one escaped me but might be time to jump in.

You've probably already found these by now, but pretty much a compilation of these games (and maybe some expansions?), with some minor updates:

East Front 2:  http://www.gamerankings.com/pc/197203-east-front-ii-the-russian-front/index.html
West Front:   http://www.gamerankings.com/pc/71562-west-front/index.html
Rising Sun:   http://www.gamerankings.com/pc/198483-rising-sun/index.html
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on July 09, 2013, 06:08:14 PM
Steel Armor: Blaze of War is on sale at Gamersgate right now for $6.80  http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SABW/steel-armor-blaze-of-war
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Ubercat on July 09, 2013, 08:22:48 PM
Am I correct in assuming that JT's Campaign Series probably looks like crap on a modern 1920 * 1180 monitor? Matrix isn't known for doing much improvement of their older titles, so the price is still pretty steep despite all the content, right?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on July 09, 2013, 09:50:32 PM
Am I correct in assuming that JT's Campaign Series probably looks like crap on a modern 1920 * 1180 monitor? Matrix isn't known for doing much improvement of their older titles, so the price is still pretty steep despite all the content, right?

They use an actual Window, in Windows.  So it should fit as much of the map on your screen as you have space for - no artificial stretching. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Ashcloud on July 10, 2013, 02:08:39 AM
CS looks great and is more than worth the money - actually 3 games in one and with theblitz.org and the mods you get another 4 games at least.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on July 10, 2013, 06:34:01 AM
The screenies I recall from last winter/year around here were very impressive. (Dang I wish I could find that.) Like a bit more jaggy version of....

...wait, I feel retarded. It wasn't here, it was at Wargamer.

http://www.wargamer.com/forums/posts.asp?t=582802

BEHOLD!! AN EXTREMELY SUPERLATIVE AAR!

Anyway, I like was saying, a bit more jaggy version of Strategic Command from Battlefront. The AAR uses no mods, graphic or otherwise. (He just adds some notes via paint.)

The jpg below is from one of the zoomed in 3D views (but not as zoomed in as it gets, this was just the first screenie I found that showed something other than terrain but no extra paint notations.) I would have posted by imageshack, but my system at work doesn't support it (or rather vice versa).

Second screenie shows same area a few turns later, with counters turned on to help find units (since camo works very well in this game.  ;D )


Note that as awesome as this game seems (and is), remember back when we were first talking about it and I said it was kind of buggy?

Well, the bugs haven't all been ironed out: I just noticed that Bootlegger's campaign crashed due to one of the bugs. In effect you had better not only manually save before generating a new turn, but go to your desktop AND FREAKING DUPLICATE THE CAMPAIGN FOLDER TOO! (Or not the campaign folder but the five files tracking your campaign. Not sure if they're in a distinct folder.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tinkershuffle on July 10, 2013, 10:25:06 AM
Oh dear, I bought both Battlefront and Campaign Series.  8)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Ashcloud on July 10, 2013, 10:33:55 AM
CS is not so buggy, save and backup but way more stable than previously reported. Best platoon scale hex based Turn-Based IGOUGO game ever made with the largest supported community of PBEM players, modders and scenario designers at theblitz.org
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on July 10, 2013, 10:50:43 AM
moved....  :o ::)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on July 10, 2013, 02:41:50 PM
^Wrong thread, bro...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on July 11, 2013, 08:51:39 AM
Dominions 3 at GamersGate for $7.49! 

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DOM3A/dominions-3-the-awakening

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on July 11, 2013, 02:15:01 PM
Never thought I would do it, but Euro Truck Simulator 2 is on sale at GG for $10.18...and I bought it.  I've just heard so many positive things about it.

Not sure how sitting in a virtual traffic jam can actually be fun though.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on July 11, 2013, 03:45:36 PM
Never thought I would do it, but Euro Truck Simulator 2 is on sale at GG for $10.18...and I bought it.  I've just heard so many positive things about it.

Not sure how sitting in a virtual traffic jam can actually be fun though.

I felt the same way but I really enjoy it.  The company simulation side of it is pretty fun.  They've also mentioned at some point having an online component where people can own companies, transport for one another, etc.
Title: Ticket to Ride + 1 DLC for < $2
Post by: steve58 on July 14, 2013, 03:24:08 PM
OK, just kind of stumbled on this on Slickdeals (http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/98708/amazon-ticket-to-ride-usa-1910-dlc-the-maw-drip-drip-games-pc-digital-download).  I just grabbed (on a whim) Ticket to Ride + the USA 1910 DLC for $1.69 8) from Amazon.  I bought the USA 1910 (http://www.amazon.com/Ticket-Ride-USA-1910-Download/dp/B00B5JJ0CY?t=slicinc-20&tag=slicinc-20&ascsubtag=Tuwf8OzPEeKSnkIMSvjoXw0_gcLd3_K6O_0_0) DLC for $1.69 (using code gooncave).  Got email confirmations (click on a link and buy for $0.00) for Ticket to Ride, The Maw and Drip Drip, within minutes of ordering.  The clock is running out on this one, so grab it quick if you want it.  The other DLCs are currrently on sale at Steam...

...frankly I have no idea what the other 2 games are  :P

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Get the PC version of Ticket to Ride plus the 1910 expansion along with 2 other games for $1.99 via Amazon

From July 11-15, purchase any Indie PC or Mac game below and get The MAW, Drip Drip, and Ticket to Ride for free. You will receive an e-mail within two days of your purchase notifying you that your free download may be redeemed. Simply return to Amazon, click "Buy and Download", and a 100% discount will be applied. Big thanks to Twisted Pixel Games, Imminent Games, and Days of Wonder for their support. Check back on July 16 for a new set of free game giveaways with purchase. Be sure to also check out our Digital Games Summer Sale.

One of those Indie Games is the Ticket To Ride 1910 expansion DLC here [amazon.com] for $1.99. Great deal for a great game.
Quote
Use code gooncave for an extra 15% off. (Note, this appears to be a one-time use code. If you plan on buying a more expensive game, save it.)

The TtR, 1910 DLC, and The Maw get Steam keys, not so for Drip Drip.

Buy the 1910 DLC (or something else from the list), wait for the promo emails, then make sure to Buy and Download from the promo emails to add them to your account.
Title: Re: Ticket to Ride + 1 DLC for < $2
Post by: Grim.Reaper on July 14, 2013, 03:45:51 PM
OK, just kind of stumbled on this on Slickdeals (http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/98708/amazon-ticket-to-ride-usa-1910-dlc-the-maw-drip-drip-games-pc-digital-download).  I just grabbed (on a whim) Ticket to Ride + the USA 1910 DLC for $1.69 8)  I bought the USA 1910 DLC for $1.69 (using code gooncave).  Got email confirmations (click on a link and buy for $0.00) for Ticket to Ride, The Maw and Drip Drip, within minutes of ordering.  The clock is running out on this one, so grab it quick if you want it.  The other DLCs are currrently on sale at Steam...

...frankly I have no idea what the other 2 games are  :P

Quote
Get the PC version of Ticket to Ride plus the 1910 expansion along with 2 other games for $1.99 via Amazon

From July 11-15, purchase any Indie PC or Mac game below and get The MAW, Drip Drip, and Ticket to Ride for free. You will receive an e-mail within two days of your purchase notifying you that your free download may be redeemed. Simply return to Amazon, click "Buy and Download", and a 100% discount will be applied. Big thanks to Twisted Pixel Games, Imminent Games, and Days of Wonder for their support. Check back on July 16 for a new set of free game giveaways with purchase. Be sure to also check out our Digital Games Summer Sale.

One of those Indie Games is the Ticket To Ride 1910 expansion DLC here [amazon.com] for $1.99. Great deal for a great game.
Quote
Use code gooncave for an extra 15% off. (Note, this appears to be a one-time use code. If you plan on buying a more expensive game, save it.)

The TtR, 1910 DLC, and The Maw get Steam keys, not so for Drip Drip.

Buy the 1910 DLC (or something else from the list), wait for the promo emails, then make sure to Buy and Download from the promo emails to add them to your account.

Not finding this...you have a link?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on July 14, 2013, 03:48:17 PM
^sorry, I realized I left the link out.  Just updated my post....
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: sandman2575 on July 15, 2013, 09:25:06 AM
Disclosure -- "Not a Wargame"  -- but an amazing game of strategy if ever there were one --

Out of the Park Baseball 14 is 50% off through the All Star break.  For anyone who has been eyeing OOTP, this is obviously a great time to buy.  A complete steal at $20.

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/board/ootp-14-general-discussions/234364-all-star-special-offer-save-50-ootp-14-a.html (http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/board/ootp-14-general-discussions/234364-all-star-special-offer-save-50-ootp-14-a.html)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on July 15, 2013, 06:01:30 PM
don't if anyone is interested in the Clive Barker games but Undying is $2.39 at GOG   http://www.gog.com/gamecard/clive_barkers_undying

and Jericho is $1.24 on steam ... http://store.steampowered.com/app/11420/?snr=1_7_15__13

there's a demo for jericho.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on July 15, 2013, 06:17:17 PM
don't if anyone is interested in the Clive Barker games but Undying is $2.39 at GOG   http://www.gog.com/gamecard/clive_barkers_undying

and Jericho is $1.24 on steam ... http://store.steampowered.com/app/11420/?snr=1_7_15__13

there's a demo for jericho.

I just grabbed Undying but is Jericho worth a shot??  I don't recall it receiving as good a reception.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on July 15, 2013, 06:45:50 PM
Haven't played that one, watched some youtube vids on it and read some reviews and said what the heck it's $1.24 :D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on July 15, 2013, 08:17:10 PM
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is on the 8-hour sale for $2.99.

It's a fun first-person Stealth/Action RPG, despite leading you by the nose.   Great bargain at three bucks!


EDIT:  And the Crusader Kings 2 Collection is going for a dirt cheap $19.99.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on July 21, 2013, 12:47:55 PM
Gamersgate has Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army for $4.50.  Wish I'd bought it here instead of from Steam at $6.  I've been playing it off and on.  It's pretty fun but definitely seems like it's designed more for co-op play than single player.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: WallysWorld on July 23, 2013, 09:54:39 AM
Gamersgate has Supreme Ruler: Cold War as today's deal for $2.49.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SRCW/supreme-ruler-cold-war (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SRCW/supreme-ruler-cold-war)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: eyebiter on July 23, 2013, 12:24:32 PM
Bundlestars has a new bundle featuring Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space and several other titles for $5.00

http://www.bundlestars.com/all-bundles/superfly-indie-bundle/
    All Redeem on Steam
    ==================
    Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD
    Afterfall Insanity Extended Edition
    Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers
    Cargo Commander
    Disciples III: Renaissance
    The Journey Down: Chapter 1
    Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise
    Dungeons: The Dark Lord
    Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space
    Zeno Clash
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on July 23, 2013, 05:24:36 PM
Bundlestars has a new bundle featuring Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space and several other titles for $5.00



Interesting timing..

I just fired up Weird Worlds a couple hours ago and had two runs (resulting in death).  Light & somewhat Rogue-ish in style.  :)  I've owned the thing for a few months but haven't played it that long until today.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on July 24, 2013, 11:21:12 AM
I had to pick this up I've looked at Weird Worlds, Disciples and Dungeons for a long while.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on July 24, 2013, 03:41:54 PM
Bundle Stars Masters of Strategy (http://www.bundlestars.com/deals/masters-of-strategy-bundle/) bundle:

Tropico 3 (Steam special edition)
Earth 2160
Patrician 4 (Steam special edition)
Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire
Restaurant Empire 2

These are all Steam keys.  £2.34 in real money!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on July 27, 2013, 02:10:38 AM
The STALKER franchise is on sale on Steam for 75% off.

It only lists the original on the home page, but if you search for Prypiat and Clear Sky, they are both 75% off also.

I picked them both up- they weren't on sale during the summer sale and were one of the few games I was actually looking to pick up, so I win.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on July 27, 2013, 10:51:07 AM
yea there in my basket, at least the first 2, clear sky uses tages so thats a no go for me.Correction I just looked on gamersgate and clear sky is $2.99 and it says DRM free there , but steam says tages. The reverse is true on the first game steam has no other DRM and gamergate says securom, wierd. I'll probably buy them......dammit. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on July 27, 2013, 10:57:06 AM
noticed metro 2033 $3.73 at GG ......steam key

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-M2033/metro-2033


question: on GG for metro 2033 it says steam and then it says third party download and account required. I noticed the box has windows live on it but no mention of it. budd doesn't do windows live drm...how would i know for sure?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on July 27, 2013, 12:57:53 PM
Budd, it's just Steamworks.  That's the third-party stuff that GG refers to.  The box doesn't say Games for Windows Live, it just says Games for Windows which is just a certification thing, not DRM.  Additionally, I have the game myself on Steam and it doesn't launch GFWL.  I wouldn't touch it either, if it did. :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on July 27, 2013, 01:29:22 PM
Crusader Kings - The Old gods is on sale for 3.74 on Steam. Purchasing NOW!

For those that still haven't got it, the base game is on sale for 9.99 and the CK2 Collection is on sale for 19.99. The DLC is all individually on sale as well.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on July 27, 2013, 01:39:18 PM
Thanks for the heads up Kushan!  I missed this during the summer sale...but now I'm thinking maybe just wait until EU4...hmm...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on July 27, 2013, 01:45:04 PM
Looks like the CK2 Collection doesn't include Old Gods.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on July 27, 2013, 02:05:21 PM
Budd, it's just Steamworks.  That's the third-party stuff that GG refers to.  The box doesn't say Games for Windows Live, it just says Games for Windows which is just a certification thing, not DRM.  Additionally, I have the game myself on Steam and it doesn't launch GFWL.  I wouldn't touch it either, if it did. :)

Thx ..bought it and the first stalker game. There's a complete mod for the first stalker game. I've already downloaded it.
here...   http://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-complete-2009/downloads/stalker-complete-2009-14-exe-installer

right now i put borderlands 2 aside for a break and have started Doom 3 with a little mini ninja's on the side.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: TheCommandTent on July 27, 2013, 08:14:21 PM
Crusader Kings - The Old gods is on sale for 3.74 on Steam. Purchasing NOW!


Awesome.  I've been waiting for this to go on sale!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on July 27, 2013, 08:34:20 PM
Awesome.  I've been waiting for this to go on sale!

Me too. Am surprised it didn't go on sale at all during the summer sale. Picked up the Old Gods as well as 5 or 6 of the other minor DLC packs I didn't have.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on July 27, 2013, 08:57:57 PM
yea there in my basket, at least the first 2, clear sky uses tages so thats a no go for me.Correction I just looked on gamersgate and clear sky is $2.99 and it says DRM free there , but steam says tages. The reverse is true on the first game steam has no other DRM and gamergate says securom, wierd. I'll probably buy them......dammit.

IIRC, my older Gamersgate versions have SecuROM (or maybe Tages), which both do pretty much the same thing - online activation.  :-\  I don't recall which one is currently more lenient with how many you're allowed before having to jump through hoops.

I've been wanting to get into the Stalker series, but the game engine is one of those that gives me nausea & a splitting headache when displayed in widescreen resolutions, playing on my desktop.  Gonna hook my old tower up to the television, once I build a new one, because that solves the headache issues since it's further away and therefore the movement of the viewpoint matches up as my brain expects it to.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on July 29, 2013, 01:03:08 PM
Expedition: Conquistador is 50% off on steam for $9.99.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on July 29, 2013, 03:42:54 PM
Expedition: Conquistador is 50% off on steam for $9.99.

This is on my Wish list, however I have so many games right now it will be a long time before I pick it up.  I also do not see me picking up EU4 or RTW II either......

PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 30, 2013, 05:48:38 PM
Rising Storm on sale at Steam right now for $9.99.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on July 30, 2013, 05:57:05 PM
If you click on it, it's listed at $4.99.  Grab it now before they roll it back!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 30, 2013, 06:00:00 PM
Really? Hmm...

...liar. It's 9.99.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on July 30, 2013, 06:06:24 PM
Yeah, Tuna was saying the same thing but it shows up as $4.99 on my Steam client.  I'm looking at it right now.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on July 30, 2013, 06:09:07 PM
I'm looking at it right now.

Same here. Rising Storm= $4.99 and Rising Storm Digital Delux is $7.49. I just purchased the latter.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: eyebiter on July 30, 2013, 06:20:30 PM
Think it's cheaper if you already own Red Orchestra 2.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on July 30, 2013, 06:22:45 PM
I think that might be it.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on July 30, 2013, 06:25:57 PM
Makes sense since I do own RO2.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 30, 2013, 07:45:35 PM
I only have the original Red Orchestra. DOH
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on July 30, 2013, 08:10:38 PM
Well, RO2 is on sale for $2.49.  You could buy it and then buy Rising Storm for $4.99 and save yourself a whopping $2.51!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 30, 2013, 08:37:45 PM
Yeah but besides you no one really responded to my call for MP for Rising Storm...that means I would have to *shudder* depend on you to play!!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on July 30, 2013, 08:47:24 PM
Now, which one of us is the one who fails to show up (or shows up and falls asleep) whenever we try to plan something online? 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 31, 2013, 06:18:39 AM
I have good days and bad days.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on July 31, 2013, 07:59:38 AM
He played RoF with us once or twice  :D.. LOL.. also was a no show as well!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 31, 2013, 10:06:31 AM
I'm a popular guy :)

When The Wife calls, well you know.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on July 31, 2013, 05:05:20 PM
Yeah but besides you no one really responded to my call for MP for Rising Storm...that means I would have to *shudder* depend on you to play!!

Toonces has it. I've put somewhere between 15-20 hours in already.  ;D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 31, 2013, 07:02:37 PM
^You play with Grogs online or anonymously on some chaotic server?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on August 01, 2013, 10:23:37 PM
^You play with Grogs online or anonymously on some chaotic server?

I play on whatever server will have me.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on August 02, 2013, 08:04:16 AM
Shrapnel Games is having a "hot" sale on what remains of of their portfolio.  ::) 


Announcement (http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/showthread.php?t=49908)

Game shop (http://www.gamersfront.com/store/hot_sale.html?pn_pr=1)

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on August 04, 2013, 07:39:05 PM
Just purchased Dishonored finally with all DLC for just $13 at gamefly (you get steam codes)...use this code GFDAUG20 for discount.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 05, 2013, 07:05:41 AM
Just purchased Dishonored finally with all DLC for just $13 at gamefly (you get steam codes)...use this code GFDAUG20 for discount.

Steam ran a similar sale Sunday; I picked it all up for somewhere under $20, iirc.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 05, 2013, 09:56:49 AM
Dishonored is frickin' awesome.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on August 05, 2013, 11:02:53 AM
^Cool!  Really?  I stopped following your assessment after that review you wrote about Dishonored many moons ago.  I figured you lost interest in the game.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 05, 2013, 01:18:25 PM
One of my favorites from last year!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: eyebiter on August 05, 2013, 05:05:47 PM
http://www.humblebundle.com/weekly

King’s Bounty: The Legend
King’s Bounty: Armored Princess
Men of War
Men of War: Red Tide.

If you pay more than the average (currently $3.36), you’ll also receive King’s Bounty: Crossworlds and Men of War: Assault Squad - Game of the Year Edition.  All games activate on Steam.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on August 08, 2013, 08:44:41 PM
I saw Van Helsing on sale on Steam today.  Daily deal.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on August 09, 2013, 09:27:56 PM
Condemned Criminal Origins for $3.74 at Greenman gaming, its a steam key.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/condemned-criminal-origins/

another one off the wishlist, i signed up at greenman for this one......Great just what i needed another place to buy cheap games :o
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 10, 2013, 11:35:12 AM
Fallen Enchantress on sale at Gamestop for about 14.00
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 10, 2013, 07:02:56 PM
When did Etherlords 2 become available on GoG??? Because that game is one of the best collectable-card computer games on the market, significantly better than any actual Magic: The Gathering computer game (aside from Shandalar, wistful sigh). Gorgeous (and slightly racy) art, addictive gameplay, interesting story, voice acting is fair to good (definitely miles better than in the original ELords) -- the Irish accent of the main heroine for the first part of one of the parallel campaigns is sheerly adorable.   ;D Computer AI is scary good without cheating, although some of that is based on how well the game designers built the enemy decks, which is entirely okay: it's a sign of excellent game design and of being able to understand the rules of the game in creative ways.


I'm seriously tempted to spend $6 just for the sake of supporting the fact it's there (even though I have it on CD already). Which is kind of insane, but I guess we all know that feeling. :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on August 10, 2013, 09:55:49 PM
Humble Bundle ... Average $5.22 if you pay more you get 5 more games. I got it to try out the saints row games.

https://www.humblebundle.com/

(http://imageshack.us/a/img547/8065/6fj2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on August 11, 2013, 06:19:56 AM
When did Etherlords 2 become available on GoG??? Because that game is one of the best collectable-card computer games on the market, significantly better than any actual Magic: The Gathering computer game (aside from Shandalar, wistful sigh). Gorgeous (and slightly racy) art, addictive gameplay, interesting story, voice acting is fair to good (definitely miles better than in the original ELords) -- the Irish accent of the main heroine for the first part of one of the parallel campaigns is sheerly adorable.   ;D Computer AI is scary good without cheating, although some of that is based on how well the game designers built the enemy decks, which is entirely okay: it's a sign of excellent game design and of being able to understand the rules of the game in creative ways.


I'm seriously tempted to spend $6 just for the sake of supporting the fact it's there (even though I have it on CD already). Which is kind of insane, but I guess we all know that feeling. :)

I believe the original version with two CDs had the old Starforce DRM on it, so not a bad idea to get the DRM-free one at GOG.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 11, 2013, 08:25:54 AM
^^ When you put it like that, ka-ching. ;)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 11, 2013, 10:57:14 AM
Galactic Civ II on sale at Gamestop for ~7.00.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 11, 2013, 08:51:39 PM
Etherlords 2 from GoG, as I discovered this morning, has a bit of a bug in its installer, which requires that the properties for the installer be set to XP service pack 3. (Don't know if the actual executable for the program has to be, but I do know if so the installler must have done it because it ran fine after installing.)

Playing both the campaigns on hard level, with the AI turned all the way on, which means the game gets to use all the same toys the player does. No cheating advantages, no extra hit points or extra draws or anything like that (so far as I can tell, unless hero abilities are more likely to trigger maybe). Just the AI thinking out its moves in a chess-ty fashion.

Goofy things may happen that look like bugs or cheating, but I know the game from previously and I know where to poke around to find that the game is only playing by the rules meticulously. My admiration for the programmers is immense: there are so many levels of tactics to keep track of, and they taught the computer to account for (and exploit) most of them.

ETHERLORDS 2 WHO NEEDS SPACE HULK!?! (Well, I do, but still 3 days 15 hours... ;) )
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 12, 2013, 04:28:23 PM
Demigod for 2.49 at Gamestop.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on August 14, 2013, 12:44:06 PM
Humble Origin Bundle    http://humblebundle.com

100% goes to charity or HumbleBundle tips.  EA is not taking a cut of this.

Get the following on Origin, for $1 minimum:
Dead Space
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition
Mirror's Edge
Dead Space 3
Medal of Honor

Pay the average (around $5) and also get:
Battlefield 3
Sims 3 Starter Pack (The Sims 3, The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Pack, and The Sims 3 High-End Loft Stuff, Date Night bonus DLC)

The following games have Steam keys:
Dead Space
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition
Medal of Honor
Mirror's Edge
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on August 14, 2013, 12:47:03 PM
Nope.  Origin on my PC = over my dead body.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: eyebiter on August 15, 2013, 03:57:26 AM
Humble Bundle Origin games with Steam keys is a good deal.

Had bad experiences in the past with the Origin client software.  Will try to import a few older EA titles and see how it responds.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on August 15, 2013, 12:25:45 PM
GOG is doing another D&D sale for the next four days. 


http://www.gog.com/promo/dnd_gems?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=game_subject&utm_campaign=dnd_gems

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on August 15, 2013, 04:25:02 PM
Humble Origin Bundle    http://humblebundle.com

100% goes to charity or HumbleBundle tips.  EA is not taking a cut of this.

Get the following on Origin, for $1 minimum:
Dead Space
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition
Mirror's Edge
Dead Space 3
Medal of Honor

Pay the average (around $5) and also get:
Battlefield 3
Sims 3 Starter Pack (The Sims 3, The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Pack, and The Sims 3 High-End Loft Stuff, Date Night bonus DLC)

The following games have Steam keys:
Dead Space
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition
Medal of Honor
Mirror's Edge

That's just a  ridiculously good deal. Especially when you consider it's likely games will be added to it. Got it just for Dead Space 3, Crysis 2 and Burnout.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on August 17, 2013, 03:00:56 PM
If anyone hasn't purchased them yet, XCOM: Enemy Unknown (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-XCOMEU/xcom-enemy-unknown) is on sale at GamersGate for $9.99 and its two DLC Slingshot (http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-XCOMEUS/xcom-enemy-unknown-slingshot-dlc) & Elite Soldier Pack (http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-XCOMEUESP/xcom-enemy-unknown-elite-soldier-pack) are priced at $1.75 and $1.24 respectively.

I wasn't particularly interested in the DLC, but at 75% off I couldn't resist. $9.99 for the base game is $30 cheaper than Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/200510/).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 18, 2013, 06:36:46 AM
There's a Cult of Mac back-to-school sale that's raising a lot of money for charity

bundle includes Pride of Nations and Hearts of Iron

https://deals.cultofmac.com/sales/the-back2school-gamer-bundle
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on August 19, 2013, 06:00:41 AM
Chaos Overlords (http://www.gog.com/game/chaos_overlords) is on sale for $2.39 at GOG.com.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on August 19, 2013, 06:38:05 PM
For all the FSX flyers.... CaptainSim is having a 9.99 on everything until the end of the day tomorrow...

PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on August 21, 2013, 12:33:48 AM
Wargame: AirLand Battle is on sale again for $19.99.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/222750/

Also.. all the previous Total War titles are 75% Off on Steam.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on August 22, 2013, 06:34:16 AM
Eador: Genesis & Masters of a Broken World included in Groupees bundle for $5

http://groupees.com/bm9


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on August 22, 2013, 07:10:07 AM
Eador: Genesis & Masters of a Broken World included in Groupees bundle for $5

http://groupees.com/bm9


PE

Sold.  Thanks for the tip, PE!

It also includes the utterly brilliant Depths of Peril!
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on August 22, 2013, 07:36:02 AM
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Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on August 22, 2013, 12:36:41 PM
Humble Origin Bundle    http://humblebundle.com

100% goes to charity or HumbleBundle tips.  EA is not taking a cut of this.

Get the following on Origin, for $1 minimum:
Dead Space
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition
Mirror's Edge
Dead Space 3
Medal of Honor

Pay the average (around $5) and also get:
Battlefield 3
Sims 3 Starter Pack (The Sims 3, The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Pack, and The Sims 3 High-End Loft Stuff, Date Night bonus DLC)

The following games have Steam keys:
Dead Space
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition
Medal of Honor
Mirror's Edge

That's just a  ridiculously good deal. Especially when you consider it's likely games will be added to it. Got it just for Dead Space 3, Crysis 2 and Burnout.

They've just added Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising (Steam key), and Populous...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on August 23, 2013, 09:40:52 AM
http://www.getloadedgo.com/ is back with a new Ubisoft deal.... 2 games for $10



PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on August 23, 2013, 11:46:05 AM
Game of Thrones Special Edition (http://store.steampowered.com/sub/26672/?snr=1_4_4__106_1) is being offered on Steam for $7.49 U.S. It includes:
I hadn't purchased this due to the bad reviews and the Act Control DRM, but apparently the Steam version of the game does not have the Act Control DRM. Now that the price has been so drastically reduced, I'm wondering if the game is worth it. Is it?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on August 23, 2013, 04:59:01 PM
You know i was thinking that maybe there should be a stick'd thread to ask about games. One thread maybe titled "should I buy this game thread" For all us game whores. I always check forum game feedback for hints about whether i'll like a game or not. I know  people ask in various threads, but maybe have a dedicated thread for this topic.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on August 23, 2013, 05:55:37 PM
http://www.getloadedgo.com/

(http://imageshack.us/a/img829/9040/udag.jpg)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 23, 2013, 06:36:41 PM
With Witcher3 on the way, Steam and GoG are both running ridiculously low sales on the first two games in case anyone is interested and hasn't gotten them yet.

Putting it another way, you could buy Age of Wonder: Shadow Magic (the AoW games are also on sale at GoG this weekend, along with the new Conquistador game although they aren't being entirely obvious about it yet for some buggy reason) for $6, or both Witcher games for not much more total.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 23, 2013, 06:53:04 PM
When is Witcher 3 due? I enjoyed the first one but couldn't get past the tutorial in the second. Is it worth giving it another chance?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on August 24, 2013, 08:36:52 AM
When is Witcher 3 due? I enjoyed the first one but couldn't get past the tutorial in the second. Is it worth giving it another chance?

I had the same experience, enjoyed and even finished the first, but quit the 2nd a few hours past the tutorial.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: WallysWorld on August 24, 2013, 09:08:39 AM
The lastest DLC for Graviteam Tactics is off 50% at $3.50. It was released at $7.00.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOSGTZ1969/graviteam-tactics-zhalanashkol-1969 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOSGTZ1969/graviteam-tactics-zhalanashkol-1969)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on August 24, 2013, 10:02:26 AM
The lastest DLC for Graviteam Tactics is off 50% at $3.50. It was released at $7.00.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOSGTZ1969/graviteam-tactics-zhalanashkol-1969 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-APOSGTZ1969/graviteam-tactics-zhalanashkol-1969)

Saw that, it seems all the modern stuff is on sale. Not really into the modern stuff. The maps are uninteresting to me, waiting for Shilovo 42.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 24, 2013, 12:18:09 PM
Hey Rayfer IIRC I completed the tutorial and then something really bothered me about Witcher 2, can't remember what...I'm tempted to reinstall now. But I don't want to go through the tutorial again :/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 24, 2013, 04:43:26 PM
i can't speak to Witcher2 at all because I got distracted by something and never got close to finishing 1. (I'm at an escort mission early in the game, which is hampered by the fact that I'm supposed to be lighting shrines to drive away undead dogs, or words to that effect.)

What I hear is that it was better than #1, but eh.

While Steam continues to bewilderingly not have a sale on WH40K things with the release of Space Hulk, the ultimate (probably) edition of Blood Bowl is for sale at 75%, US$7.50. Anyone with the slightest interest in humorous turn-based fantasy tactics, who hasn't picked it up yet, should strongly consider it.

Lots of Bioshock, Dead Island, and Sleeping Dogs material for sale this weekend at Gamersgate.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 24, 2013, 05:13:51 PM
^Damn you Pratt...I have been interested in Blood Bowl...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 25, 2013, 08:38:26 AM
I didn't realize it, but the "ultimate" version of Dungeonbowl is also on sale for $7.50, all DLC included, for the next 24 hours or thereabouts (or half-off the full price of the base game which is not itself on sale!) I'm kind of considering that since GW won't let me buy Retribution on sale yet.  >:( (It's like a college version of Blood Bowl but the playing fields are dangerous dungeons.)

Forgot to mention that the Total War franchise is also on sale at Steam this weekend for 50% off everything, in case anyone hasn't picked up something there yet; no doubt this is preparation for Rome2. All the Gothic first-person adventure games are, too.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 25, 2013, 09:50:50 AM
I have Blood Bowl on Steam, but have a love-hate relationship with it. My rolls are always terrible and the AI always manages to roll exactly what it needs to squeak out a win. I keep telling myself it's probably because I'm terrible at Blood Bowl, but the game's AI is amazingly anger-inspiring.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on August 25, 2013, 04:42:23 PM

While Steam continues to bewilderingly not have a sale on WH40K things with the release of Space Hulk, the ultimate (probably) edition of Blood Bowl is for sale at 75%, US$7.50. Anyone with the slightest interest in humorous turn-based fantasy tactics, who hasn't picked it up yet, should strongly consider it.


Don't know if you saw this Warhammer sale, all steam keys.

http://getgamesgo.com/category/warhammer-40k-sale

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on August 26, 2013, 08:13:47 AM
Matrixgame's "Weekly" Deal has been updated:

Quote
This week’s theme is Tin Soldier’s series. From the 26th  of August to the 02nd of September,  Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar and Tin Soldiers: Alexander the Great will be discounted to $19.99 (Digital/Boxed version), a discount of up to 50% with also the box for free! Pick up these classic games and follow the path of two great leaders to the victory!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 26, 2013, 03:54:12 PM
Two good old games from Matrix (that honestly ought to be permanently $20 each by now, as I recall Alexander being somewhat buggy on Win XP2).

No, I hadn't seen the sale at GGG, but it appears to be over now as all prices are back to regular Steam ($30 for Retribution, to give the most pertinent example, since that's the game I'm after). I appreciate the thought, though!


Meanwhile, Brutal Legend (a quirky sandbox RTS game, kind of like the Spellforce series, by the guys who made Grim Fandango) is on sale at Steam until noon tomorrow for $5; the crazy Rock of Ages strategy game is on sale for $2; the almost-as-crazy Sim-strategy Lords of Football has finally gone 50% to $12.50 (I may pick up this one, I've had my eye on it for a while); and the survival-strategy indie game Shelter will release midweek on its maiden 10% off sale at $9. I'm thinking of grabbing that for my nieces, as I am somewhat evil and I'd like to see their reactions to trying to keep a momma and cute baby badgers alive in a survival-game forest...  ;D

A lot of Dishonored material on sale at Gamersgate, along with a selection of the latest Lego games, (Harry Potter, Batman, LotR), plus all Magitech's games seem to be releasing on GG if they hadn't been already. (Indie competitors to the AAA-budget Total War games; a good time to run a sell on them before Rome 2 releases, and some people prefer the Magitech games. Certainly the only place to get what amounts to Three Kingdoms Total War, or a Rome Total War that spans to China. Well, without TW mods.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on August 27, 2013, 09:04:11 AM
http://www.indiegala.com/

IndieGala


Pay what you want for:

Theatre Of War  Steam


Pay $2.49 or more and get also:

 Steam Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943  Steam

 Steam Theatre of War 2 - Battle for Caen DLC Steam

 Steam Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943  Steam

 Steam Theatre of War 2: Centauro DLC  Steam


Pay $4.11 or more and get also:

 Steam Theatre of War 3: Korea  Steam


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on August 27, 2013, 11:28:29 AM
PanzersEast, you're going to have to go on my ignore list; every time you put fingers to keyboard it costs me money! :(
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on August 27, 2013, 03:57:23 PM
http://www.indiegala.com/

IndieGala


Pay what you want for:

Theatre Of War  Steam


Pay $2.49 or more and get also:

 Steam Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943  Steam

 Steam Theatre of War 2 - Battle for Caen DLC Steam

 Steam Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943  Steam

 Steam Theatre of War 2: Centauro DLC  Steam


Pay $4.11 or more and get also:

 Steam Theatre of War 3: Korea  Steam


PE

Any opinions on the Theatre of war games....what's the difference from CM games.... I remember there some issues when they first came out, don't remember exactly what they were. Wasn't one of the issue no infantry in buildings or something of that nature.
opinions please.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on August 29, 2013, 08:56:00 AM
Game Dev Tycoon on Steam.  Not a bad price and I'm probably going to pick this up.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/239820/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 29, 2013, 08:58:02 AM
^I was thinking about getting this as well. There's several amusing videos on YouTube.

Also, Dungeon Siege I, II, and III can be had on Steam right now for 4.99 - that's all three of them for five bucks. I'm not a big fan, but if you are, have at it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 29, 2013, 09:24:19 AM
I went ahead and bought Game Dev Tycoon. Which I should not have done, as I am working from home today.  :-\
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on August 29, 2013, 10:23:53 AM
Amazon.com is having a huge sale (http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=sr_aj?node=7266959011&ajr=0) on its digital PC games. One example is XCOM: Enemy Unknown (http://www.amazon.com/X-COM-ENEMY-Soldier-Slingshot-Online/dp/B00ELJRO1E/ref=sr_1_1171?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1377793032&sr=1-1171) with its two DLCs--Elite Soldier Pack & Slingshot--for $9.99 U.S.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on August 29, 2013, 11:08:59 AM
I went ahead and bought Game Dev Tycoon. Which I should not have done, as I am working from home today.  :-\

Nice.  I guess we all know how you will spend your 'working' afternoon then.   ;D

Let us know what you think if you get a chance to fire it up. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 29, 2013, 11:16:20 AM
Dang, Amazon has over 1100 PAGES of digital games on sale...

And yet, their sale on WH40K Retribution is part of an overall Dawn of War package (via Steam). Which is an utterly amazing deal for only $30, but I already own everything else. I just want Retri (and not the Last Stand add-on or its DLC which I don't care about).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 29, 2013, 11:25:33 AM
Also, Dungeon Siege I, II, and III can be had on Steam right now for 4.99 - that's all three of them for five bucks. I'm not a big fan, but if you are, have at it.

I notice it's still on sale, and I have the games already, but please note that I can't tell from the descriptions if DS2 comes with its expansion pack which is pretty important for its story.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 29, 2013, 11:32:37 AM
I went ahead and bought Game Dev Tycoon. Which I should not have done, as I am working from home today.  :-\

Nice.  I guess we all know how you will spend your 'working' afternoon then.   ;D

Let us know what you think if you get a chance to fire it up.

Time will tell. It's pretty much a select-and-wait game, so I HAVE been working and letting it run (my work PC and game PC are separate so I can get away with that, ha).

- It's very repetitive. But then again, so is publishing games.
- It's frustrating trying to guess what will be a 'big' hit. You more or less will stumble on it eventually.
- The graphics are laughably simple.
- The sound is annoying.
- The developers inserted a "OH GOD THANK YOU FOR BUYING THIS" kind of message in the game, which is kind of cool to see from a new developer.
- The timeline seems to more or less advance according to how the real world did (you start out being able to publish for the larger C64 (called G64 in the game) or the smaller-market-share PC, then it moves to incorporate their world's version of the NES, SNES, GameBoy, Genesis, and others).

In my game, which starts you in your garage, I made a couple of mediocre titles until finally I created a hit that got me more than a million dollars, which moved me into a nicer office (guess that game was my company's 'Doom'). After that, I made several craptastic titles that sucked away the cash. I desperately continued to research and up my programming, still producing crapola. Only, I finally realized that you have to build a new game engine to incorporate all the new stuff you've been researching - $*@*$!!!

I had created a hit (a flightsim) that helped save the company, then when I figured out the engine debacle I created a sequel to it that sold just as well. Good thing, because when I released the sequel, my company was down in the red.

I think an AAR on this might be forthcoming. I think it could be rather fun to write it up.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on August 29, 2013, 12:04:51 PM
https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly (https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly)
Paradox games on sale on the Humble Bundle deal this week.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on August 29, 2013, 12:41:07 PM
@Banzai_Cat


Despite your description of the game being a bit repetitive and has laughable graphics you've convinced me to go ahead and buy this title.  The other elements you describe sound like my cup of tea.  I laughed at your 'Doom' reference.  I remember that game fondly.  That's not why I laughed however.  When you mentioned 'Doom' the first thought that popped in my head was the Dominion's 3 PBEM thread here at Grogheads entitled DOOM. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 29, 2013, 01:27:08 PM
I just didn't want anyone thinking this is some kind of eye-candy fest; it's certainly not.

I finally finished my game - I went bankrupt after 14 years, 3 months, and 2 weeks of creating wondrous titles such as Star Bollicks, Flightmaster 1 through VII, Cockzapper, and several others that don't even deserve mentioning.

I think the goal of the game is to last 35 years, but the history seems to repeat real life. Systems like the Dreamcast (can't recall what this game calls it) come and go, and there's no real reason to buy licenses and develop games for them, because you know it's not going anywhere.

I guess part of my problem was not going into the Playstation/Xbox realms. I did buy a GameBoy license and tried to create a martial arts game for it, but it was so terribly reviewed I didn't bother to make another game for it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: SgtRock on August 29, 2013, 02:01:15 PM
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Any opinions on the Theatre of war games....what's the difference from CM games....

The Theatre of War games are more like Soldiers: Hero's of WWII than Combat mission games, the infantry model is weak and missions have almost a puzzle aspect too them. While I enjoyed the first Theatre of War game, the series just never evolved.

 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on August 29, 2013, 02:35:39 PM
I just didn't want anyone thinking this is some kind of eye-candy fest; it's certainly not.

I finally finished my game - I went bankrupt after 14 years, 3 months, and 2 weeks of creating wondrous titles such as Star Bollicks, Flightmaster 1 through VII, Cockzapper, and several others that don't even deserve mentioning.

I think the goal of the game is to last 35 years, but the history seems to repeat real life. Systems like the Dreamcast (can't recall what this game calls it) come and go, and there's no real reason to buy licenses and develop games for them, because you know it's not going anywhere.

I guess part of my problem was not going into the Playstation/Xbox realms. I did buy a GameBoy license and tried to create a martial arts game for it, but it was so terribly reviewed I didn't bother to make another game for it.

Is this live on Steam now? Nice! I shall install my Steam copy.  ;D

I picked this up several months back from the developer. It is a fun little game. I ended up making a game series at one point that reached 15 releases before people seemed to finally move on. And then my company collapsed like a house of cards.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 29, 2013, 03:11:59 PM
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Any opinions on the Theatre of war games....what's the difference from CM games....

The Theatre of War games are more like Soldiers: Hero's of WWII than Combat mission games, the infantry model is weak and missions have almost a puzzle aspect too them. While I enjoyed the first Theatre of War game, the series just never evolved.

Also, the first game was released with massive coding and design problems; and while the original author has labored heroically to patch the game long after Battlefront basically gave up supporting it, and deserves all honor for doing so, I also had to throw away a patch after my anti-virus tagged it. Possibly an anti-virus error, but who knows. :( (The patch, more importantly, didn't help me like the game any better.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 29, 2013, 03:18:07 PM
Meanwhile, I noticed Sang-Froid was put back on sale at Steam this afternoon (probably they're gearing up for a Labor Day weekend sale). I shall sing its praises again each time I notice it on sale. Thus, ahem:


I AM A LUMBERJACK AND I'M OKAYYYY! I CHOP ALL NIGHT AND I SHOP ALL---{mauled to death by a werewolf}

Sang-Froid. Buy it, or I shall sing at you again.

(This advertisement was not paid for by the friends of Sang-Froid.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on August 29, 2013, 03:21:52 PM
Meanwhile, I noticed Sang-Froid was put back on sale at Steam this afternoon (probably they're gearing up for a Labor Day weekend sale). I shall sing its praises again each time I notice it on sale. Thus, ahem:


Steam is having a big Greenlight Indie sale right now.  Some of them are 66% off. 

Sang-Froid is one of them, so that's why you're seeing it on sale.

Steam Greenlight Sale
http://store.steampowered.com/sale/greenlightsale

Eador:MotB is 50% off.  Some of you also enjoy Euro Truck Simluator 2 (66% off).  Gnomoria, Inquisitor.  Some other stuff.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on August 29, 2013, 03:37:41 PM
Some of you also enjoy Euro Truck Simluator 2 (66% off).

Yeah I bought this.  Just completed Felixstowe-Rotterdam, and Felixstowe-Dover.  Only got three speeding tickets and only collided with two other vehicles so far!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on August 29, 2013, 05:34:33 PM
Picked up Game Dev Tycoon.  It's well worth the money even at full price.  Cute little game.  Perfect for when you don't have a lot of time to waste and just need to play something for 15 to 30 minutes. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on August 29, 2013, 06:09:58 PM
Picked up Game Dev Tycoon.  It's well worth the money even at full price.  Cute little game.  Perfect for when you don't have a lot of time to waste and just need to play something for 15 to 30 minutes.

Enjoying it too, for a light sim/management style game.  :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: jomni on August 29, 2013, 11:40:38 PM
RO2 has smoother movement too. Much more playable.  But some people think it's arcade already.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on August 30, 2013, 06:05:57 AM
RO2 has smoother movement too. Much more playable.  But some people think it's arcade already.

??

 ???
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 30, 2013, 07:13:04 AM
RO2 has smoother movement too. Much more playable.  But some people think it's arcade already.

??

 ???

I'm going to treat that as a reply to my Sang-Froid promotional attempts, since that makes as much sense as anything else, and move along. :)

(Jomni must be replying to a discussion about Red Orchestra 2 back upthread somewhere.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 30, 2013, 07:21:08 AM
Steam is having a big Greenlight Indie sale right now.  Some of them are 66% off. 

Sang-Froid is one of them, so that's why you're seeing it on sale.

Steam Greenlight Sale
http://store.steampowered.com/sale/greenlightsale

Eador:MotB is 50% off.  Some of you also enjoy Euro Truck Simluator 2 (66% off).  Gnomoria, Inquisitor.  Some other stuff.

True; I've already got everything on the list I care about (even Miner Wars 2081 which I haven't played yet but which looks like a brilliant nod to the old Descent series.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Dolan50 on August 30, 2013, 08:24:53 AM
"Any opinions on the Theatre of war games....what's the difference from CM games"

For the price that probably sounds like a very good deal.
Especially considering what those ToW games use to sell for.

Theatre of War is an "OK" introduction into this type of tactical wargame-Meaning of course,that you never heard of or played a CM or APOS/GTOS game or if you just want an APOS or CM lite type of tactical gaming fare!
But I wouldn't purchase it expecting anything from the Theatre of War series that would rival either a CM or an Achtung Panzer Operation Star game.

I wanted to like this series(ToW) because I was interested in the battles they were trying to depict and it looked like it could have had some decent potential at one time if someone who knew what He was doing was at the steering wheel,but it never met any of my pre-conceived expectations as far as improvements in the gameplay mechanics or in what I considered important gameplay issues that always seemed to be moderately addressed or improperly recognized and swept under the rug.I never expressed these issues in the ToW forums(others did),but those very same issues were constantly in the back of my mind and grated my ass also.

While I liked what the developers where aiming at with their theatre and battle choices.They just never seemed capable of hitting or coming close to the target as far as fixing and improving the mechanics for the game.
Which I found very disappointing!

There were a few modders who did some decent stuff for the game,but not enough to save the series from itself.
All the "SOS" fan replies were simply ignored and most if not all the fans and semi fans including myself,eventually abandoned the series and jumped ship.

It doesn't surprise me in the least that the whole series bundle is now practically being given away on Steam!

A few guys are or were still trying to reserect the game on the BF forums awhile ago,but I thought it to be a complete and total waste of effort.
The patient already died and no amount of CPR or life support was ever going to revive him.It's been long past the time for making final funeral arrangements and now it's time to let go and bury the corpse.

Personally,after playing APOS/GTOS and CM(Pre-CMFI),I wouldn't download the whole ToW series today,even if it were being offered as free.

With that said,the ToW series wasn't really bad it just wasn't really all that good either.
For its time it was acceptable,but not special or ground breaking.I never loved the game,but it was semi entertaining in its own not so special way.

I could probably write paragraph upon paragraph about all the things I didn't like about the ToW series,especially if I were to compare it in the light of todays CMBN or the APOS/GTOS games,but its hardly worth the effort  considering the series is no longer a work in progress and has since passed on after its long bout with terminal incompetence cancer.

I suppose for less than $5.00 for the whole ToW series shebang you could probably get about a weeks worth of limited fun out of it before you finally gave up and said "WTF did I just try and play" and then go back to either CM or APOS/GTOS.

Next,you'll probably want to shelve or uninstall the ToW series forever(Like I have) and sit back scratch your head and wonder to yourself what might of or could have been with this series if someone of vision and competence had been producing the ToW series before it inevitably took its own life.

At one time I even thought it may have had the potential to rival APOS and even surpass CM in some respects-WTF was I thinking!
In reality and retrospect though,I doubt it could ever do either and was most likely doomed from its day one inception.
What surprises me most,is that it survived as long as it did before everyone realized how sick it was before it finally kicked the bucket.
 
ToW-Korea when it was announced entirely killed any further hopes or interests I had for this series and it looks like it also sealed the coffin with the final nail too,by not addressing(yet again)the poor mechanics issues of the game while just offering new content as a smoke and mirror substitute in an obviuos attempt to cover up it's basic inherent flaws.

ToW still reminds me in some respects of what the CM series was/is like but at least CM was able to gradually evolve and eventually morph away from a ToW type game.
And while Battlefront was able to move forward somewhat in improving both its graphics and gameplay mechanics in its effort to cater to and placate its core customer base for the CM series,ToW only stagnated,whithered and ultimately died by alienating their same customer base.

It's rather sad actually,because I would have liked to have seen this series evolve also for some strange unknown odd reason,but I'm not surprised either that I would one day be writing its eulogy and that fate would have its way and ToW would not be celebrated for any merits it sought during its long drawn out illness and uneventful demise but it would be unceremoniously relegated to and dumped upon the ash heap of PC wargaming history.

No fanfare,no mourning,no 21 gun salute followed by taps-just"POOF"now you see me,now you don't.This eventual unknown soldier(wargame) gets buried in an unmarked ethernet grave.

I still think the 3D maps in ToW look more graphically appealing than they currently do or ever did in CM though,but that's about the extent of my praise for anything ToW.
And one day,hopefully! GTOS will pick up the ball and run with it concerning a WW2 North African campaign the way it should have been done by the forever unloved and not so dearly departed ToW series.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: jomni on August 30, 2013, 08:42:59 AM
Please ignore my comment must be a discussion a few pages back which I thought is current.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on August 30, 2013, 08:45:50 AM
Please ignore my comment must be a discussion a few pages back which I thought is current.

LOL.  I just didn't know if you had accidentally posted it in the wrong thread, since there was no quote.  Ain't nuthin'.  ;)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 30, 2013, 04:31:15 PM
Aliens: Colonial Marines on sale for 4.99 at Steam.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on August 30, 2013, 06:10:13 PM
Meanwhile, I noticed Sang-Froid was put back on sale at Steam this afternoon (probably they're gearing up for a Labor Day weekend sale). I shall sing its praises again each time I notice it on sale. Thus, ahem:


I AM A LUMBERJACK AND I'M OKAYYYY! I CHOP ALL NIGHT AND I SHOP ALL---{mauled to death by a werewolf}

Sang-Froid. Buy it, or I shall sing at you again.

(This advertisement was not paid for by the friends of Sang-Froid.)

I bought into your hype ;) .....got the game........played thru day 3, it's a nice take on tower defense..like it so far. I don't know about you but i can't get the damn rifle to reload faster no matter how fast i click the damn rt mouse button....reload...reload...faster.. the damn wolves are coming....shit. there are alot of nice touches to the game, looking forward to continuing on.

Had to uninstall one of windows security updates to get the video's to play full screen, works fine now.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 30, 2013, 07:36:45 PM
Budd, which brother are you playing? The axe guy is more melee oriented and doesn't load as fast as his brother who on the other hand is better at shooting and setting traps.

I played the shooty brother (which is supposedly harder), and even he's quite slow loading at the start -- but buying better guns and spending skill points on the proper skill (if I recall correctly) will help with that. So the loading will get easier as the game goes on (depending on how you spend your cash/skill), but you're ALWAYS going to be planning your shots out in advance. Or going for your axe after you've (literally) shot your wad. (Which is what the axy brother probably ought to be doing anyway. ;) )

Still, I love the tension involved in trying to load the rifle.  8) It's something most games naturally don't have. (For those who haven't played, it isn't hard to load the rifle, it just takes time and there are built-in limits to how fast your clicking the mouse button will help.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on August 30, 2013, 08:32:29 PM
all i've done is replay the first 3 days so far to get to know  the game. I find myself watching that count down, should i holla, which one's attacking? come on stamina, hurry up. I playing the big boy with the ax to start with. It seems the game has some nice checks and balances to make it challenging. You have a gun, but it reloads slow, there's a number of wolves or such but they don't all attack at once, you can whack away with your ax but only a few times until your tired and useless. Seems like your going to have to use a combinations of things to be successful......nice. i don't mind challenging games as long as their fair.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on September 03, 2013, 10:09:33 PM
Newegg is selling Civilization V: Brave New World (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=32-205-069) for $11.99 (and that's three dollars less than I purchased it for just a couple of days ago on sale at Amazon.com :().

But that's just one of the titles featured at Newegg's END-OF-SUMMER-SALE! (http://promotions.newegg.com/games/13-3979/index.html)
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on September 04, 2013, 07:02:12 AM
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Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 04, 2013, 07:28:07 AM
^ I wish! I don't have time to add EUIII to my life right now, even though I've not played it. The dollar price...man, it's not about money, it's about time.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on September 04, 2013, 09:00:20 AM
Newegg is selling Civilization V: Brave New World (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=32-205-069) for $11.99 (and that's three dollars less than I purchased it for just a couple of days ago on sale at Amazon.com :().

But that's just one of the titles featured at Newegg's END-OF-SUMMER-SALE! (http://promotions.newegg.com/games/13-3979/index.html)

That deal is extremely tempting.  Thanks for the heads up. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on September 05, 2013, 06:07:14 AM
Bundle Stars has all the Men of War games for $3.  I've bought from them before and they are trustworthy.  They are all Steam keys, I know some do not like Steam.
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Post by: eyebiter on September 05, 2013, 08:43:12 AM
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Title: Re: It begins...sale starts at amazon.
Post by: Boggit on September 05, 2013, 05:49:24 PM
I see Armada 2526 Gold is something like $6. 

They have a lot of older stuff for dirt cheap, so it's worth the time to dig through to see if there may be anything your game hording rear missed, before.  :P

Does anyone still play the original Red Orchestra ($2.49)?  I think I saw it on the Steam Grogerry groups' multiplayer vote, so wondered if the whole community around that oldie moved on to RO2 yet.
I think Atilla60 still plays Red Orchestra.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on September 05, 2013, 11:36:01 PM
TBH, most people have moved on to RO2 or Rising Storm.  I bought RO1 for like $5 back during some sale and tried it a couple of times, and even for free it's pretty much a waste of time.  We're talking one server with maybe 20 people on it if you're lucky.

Single Player is not worth your time.

I can't recommend it unless you have a for-sure group with which to play it.

RO2/RS however is an excellent game and gets my highest recommendation!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on September 06, 2013, 06:12:47 AM
The Humble Bundle has all of Arcen's games this week.  Some good games in there:  https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on September 07, 2013, 08:06:36 AM
If anyone doesn't have CIV5, the whole package is $27.19, including BNW . Steam key.
http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/strategy/civilization-pack/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 07, 2013, 09:11:23 AM
This isn't a sale item, but it's cheap (9.99) on Steam. Zafehouse Diaries. It's pretty cerebral and reminds me of the days of text-based adventure games. It's almost impossible to win and I keep managing to make the wrong decisions (hey, I thought two survivors could take out 26 zombies. I mean, these are the slow kind, right?). What's cool is you can import your own pictures and put yourself or your loved ones (or not-so-loved-ones) into the game, too.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on September 07, 2013, 10:25:19 AM
If anyone doesn't have CIV5, the whole package is $27.19, including BNW . Steam key.
http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/strategy/civilization-pack/

Use this code and it drops to $21.76

GMG20-8MUTY-M21VN
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on September 07, 2013, 03:19:05 PM
 GameFly has Torchlight II (PC Digital Download) (http://digital.gamefly.com/#!/download-torchlight-ii/5004159?adtrackingid=cmju029) for $5 - 20% off with promo code GFDSEP20 = $4.  Steam key.  Might be a quick deal, so grab it now if you want it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 07, 2013, 03:21:08 PM
^Torchlight II is WELL worth that price. If you're into busy hack-and-slash dungeon-crawling that is, like me.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on September 07, 2013, 03:41:29 PM
^Torchlight II is WELL worth that price. If you're into busy hack-and-slash dungeon-crawling that is, like me.

there is some useful mods in the steam workshop for it also.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on September 07, 2013, 04:36:25 PM
Not sure if this has been posted already so apologies in advance but these games are on sale at Steam:

Wargame: AirLand Battle $19.99 (50%)

Blood Bowl Chaos Edition $7.50 (75%)

They are part of the Focus Home Interactive Special Pack which also includes Cities XL platinum, Farm Sim 2013, and Divinity 2 developers cut, among others. It ends 42 hour from the time of this posting.

http://store.steampowered.com/sale/FocusWeekend?snr=1_lgerman_4__118
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on September 08, 2013, 08:48:55 AM
That Focus sale is a good one! (Although weirdly I don't recall seeing their WW2 game... maybe it's because I've managed to block the intensely stupid name from my mind, because I can't recall it OH DAMMIT I DO NOW, IT'S R.U.S.E!!! Still can't recall it being part of the sale, though. Great WW2 RTS.)

Update: oh, that's why, just looked it up on Steam -- Eugen Systems made it but published it through Ubisoft, not through Focus.

I picked up Airland on sale (already had pretty much everything else except Testament of Sherlock Holmes -- Focus is nothing if not a broad publisher!), and noticed that one of the packages included the first version of "Wargame" for practically nothing added in. I didn't get that because I gathered that the second game is an expanded and improved remake anyway so I'm not missing anything, but if I'm wrong someone should let me know I guess.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on September 09, 2013, 05:54:09 AM
DCS Steam sale today!

Per the DCS Facebook Page:  "On September 9th we will have a "Daily Deal" on Steam that will discount all DCS products by 70%."

I might pick up Blackshark 2 so I don't have to fool with the upgrade anymore.  The only modules I don't own are the P51 and the MI-8, and the MI-8 isn't on Steam yet...and I'm not sure I want the P51 without any period equipment to use it against/with.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on September 09, 2013, 06:49:03 AM
DCS Steam sale today!

Per the DCS Facebook Page:  "On September 9th we will have a "Daily Deal" on Steam that will discount all DCS products by 70%."

I might pick up Blackshark 2 so I don't have to fool with the upgrade anymore.  The only modules I don't own are the P51 and the MI-8, and the MI-8 isn't on Steam yet...and I'm not sure I want the P51 without any period equipment to use it against/with.

I was gonna spread the word around a bit, but they don't have sale prices up yet.  Is it only a Steam sale or something, since they just recently got DCS World on there?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on September 09, 2013, 07:15:40 AM
DCS Steam sale today!

Per the DCS Facebook Page:  "On September 9th we will have a "Daily Deal" on Steam that will discount all DCS products by 70%."

I might pick up Blackshark 2 so I don't have to fool with the upgrade anymore.  The only modules I don't own are the P51 and the MI-8, and the MI-8 isn't on Steam yet...and I'm not sure I want the P51 without any period equipment to use it against/with.

Republic -- you will probably get your wish about the P-51.  Have you seen this yet??

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/508681281/dcs-wwii-europe-1944

They're almost at their half-way point after just a few days, so they'll more than likely hit their goad and then some...coming ~May 2014 (beta)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on September 09, 2013, 10:41:21 AM
Just about all Crusader Kings/Crusader Kings II stuff is on sale at GamersGate. 

Link (http://www.gamersgate.com/crusaderkings?aff=ggnews)

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on September 09, 2013, 11:28:15 AM
Just about all Crusader Kings/Crusader Kings II stuff is on sale at GamersGate. 

Link (http://www.gamersgate.com/crusaderkings?aff=ggnews)

If I'm not mistaken, the only things missing are the Crusader Kings II: Customization Pack (http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-CK2CUSP/crusader-kings-ii-customization-pack) and the Crusader Kings II: Europa Universalis IV Converter (http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-CK2EU4C/crusader-kings-ii-europa-universalis-iv-converter). Everything else is marked down 66%.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on September 09, 2013, 11:38:57 AM
DCS Steam sale today!

Per the DCS Facebook Page:  "On September 9th we will have a "Daily Deal" on Steam that will discount all DCS products by 70%."

I might pick up Blackshark 2 so I don't have to fool with the upgrade anymore.  The only modules I don't own are the P51 and the MI-8, and the MI-8 isn't on Steam yet...and I'm not sure I want the P51 without any period equipment to use it against/with.

I was considering getting the Combined Arms DLC, but wouldn't it just be better to play ARMA 2/3 instead?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on September 09, 2013, 11:41:12 AM
Just about all Crusader Kings/Crusader Kings II stuff is on sale at GamersGate. 

Link (http://www.gamersgate.com/crusaderkings?aff=ggnews)

...don't forget the GG versions of CKII+DLC are not compatible with the Steam version...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on September 09, 2013, 11:43:37 AM
I see the Matrix weekly sale is for 2 of their Close Combat games; Normandy and Arnhem for $19.99 each.  Only one I ever played in this series was Cross of Iron and enjoyed it.  Either of these two stand out as better than the other or is it more just a case which battle is more appealing to the buyer?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on September 09, 2013, 11:47:55 AM
DCS Steam sale today!

Per the DCS Facebook Page:  "On September 9th we will have a "Daily Deal" on Steam that will discount all DCS products by 70%."

I might pick up Blackshark 2 so I don't have to fool with the upgrade anymore.  The only modules I don't own are the P51 and the MI-8, and the MI-8 isn't on Steam yet...and I'm not sure I want the P51 without any period equipment to use it against/with.

I was considering getting the Combined Arms DLC, but wouldn't it just be better to play ARMA 2/3 instead?

Short answer: yes.  Combined Arms is a neat idea, but far from finished product.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on September 09, 2013, 10:47:12 PM
Just about all Crusader Kings/Crusader Kings II stuff is on sale at GamersGate. 

Link (http://www.gamersgate.com/crusaderkings?aff=ggnews)

...don't forget the GG versions of CKII+DLC are not compatible with the Steam version...

Thanks for mentioning that!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on September 10, 2013, 08:01:23 PM
Shrapnelgames is having a Fall "sale" (http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/showthread.php?t=49956) through September 24th.

http://www.gamersfront.com/store/autumn_sale.html
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on September 12, 2013, 01:21:59 PM
Shat guys.... game prices drop like a sledge hammer from 20,000 feet.  Looking at the trend.... within 4~6 months of release game prices are in half.


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on September 12, 2013, 01:52:29 PM
That avatar is fantastic. And I don't even like Star Trek.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on September 12, 2013, 02:30:53 PM
Aarklash: Legacy has a 10% release sale on Steam this weekend; looks interesting in a Baldur's Gateish tactical fantasy sort of way. Cyanide is the developer. The Joker's girlfriend Harley Quinn appears to be one of the player characters.  :o

Activision sale of recent games (and a few older ones) at 25% off. I can vouch for the two Transformer games (which lead into the current "Prime" series now starting its 3rd season; you do kind of need both games instead of only one to get the full 'story', but they're worth it. The second game for all practical purposes is the extended climactic final third to the first game.) The Amazing Spiderman game is a sequel to the recent reboot movie, and far superior to it in every way. Made by the same designers as the old Spiderman 2 game, and somewhat similar in game mechanics and plot structure to their "Web of Shadows" game. Well worth the price for the stunning webslinging visuals alone.

Oh, did I mention VTM:Bloodlines has finally been released on Steam? Because it has. (Though I'd rather buy that from GoG or GG, since it really needs quite a bit of modding, but last time I checked it wasn't there yet.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on September 12, 2013, 03:15:37 PM
Aarklash: Legacy has a 10% release sale on Steam this weekend; looks interesting in a Baldur's Gateish tactical fantasy sort of way. Cyanide is the developer. The Joker's girlfriend Harley Quinn appears to be one of the player characters.  :o

Activision sale of recent games (and a few older ones) at 25% off. I can vouch for the two Transformer games (which lead into the current "Prime" series now starting its 3rd season; you do kind of need both games instead of only one to get the full 'story', but they're worth it. The second game for all practical purposes is the extended climactic final third to the first game.) The Amazing Spiderman game is a sequel to the recent reboot movie, and far superior to it in every way. Made by the same designers as the old Spiderman 2 game, and somewhat similar in game mechanics and plot structure to their "Web of Shadows" game. Well worth the price for the stunning webslinging visuals alone.

Oh, did I mention VTM:Bloodlines has finally been released on Steam? Because it has. (Though I'd rather buy that from GoG or GG, since it really needs quite a bit of modding, but last time I checked it wasn't there yet.)

Aarklash is another game in the Confrontation universe that uses Cyanide/Focus's engine from the previous game (it's a real time yet pausable rts where you control 4 heroes with rpg like elements).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on September 12, 2013, 04:48:45 PM
XCOM on sale for 9.99 @ Gamestop.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on September 12, 2013, 11:16:04 PM
Humble Indie Bundle 9 (https://www.humblebundle.com/) is just ridiculous.

Trine 2 Complete, Mark of the Ninja, Eets Munchies Beta (I have no idea what this one is) and Brutal Legend for whatever you feel like playing. Beat the average and add FTL and Fez to the list...and whatever mystery items will appear next week.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on September 13, 2013, 04:02:00 AM
Carrier Command $8 today on Steam.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/65740/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on September 13, 2013, 06:44:42 AM
Humble Weekly Sale: Retro Shooters (https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly)

Pay at least $1 to get Steam keys.

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
Shadow Warrior Classic Redux
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition!


If you pay $6 or more, you'll also receive Hard Reset Extended Edition and System Shock 2!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on September 13, 2013, 06:51:36 AM
Aarklash is another game in the Confrontation universe that uses Cyanide/Focus's engine from the previous game (it's a real time yet pausable rts where you control 4 heroes with rpg like elements).

Interesting -- but what was the previous game? (It doesn't seem to be on Steam...)

I wish I had picked up Carrier Command yesterday; but I may finally grab the new Tomb Raider this weekend at $12 and change.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on September 13, 2013, 07:05:04 AM
Aarklash is another game in the Confrontation universe that uses Cyanide/Focus's engine from the previous game (it's a real time yet pausable rts where you control 4 heroes with rpg like elements).

I wish I had picked up Carrier Command yesterday; but I may finally grab the new Tomb Raider this weekend at $12 and change.

Jason -- CC is still on sale for $8.24 for another ~27 hours...

http://store.steampowered.com/app/65740/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on September 13, 2013, 08:38:22 AM
Stargunner (http://www.gog.com/news/free_release_stargunner) is being offered free at GOG.com as part of GOG's fifth birthday celebration.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on September 13, 2013, 09:33:22 AM
Stargunner (http://www.gog.com/news/free_release_stargunner) is being offered free at GOG.com as part of GOG's fifth birthday celebration.

Cool!  I always love me some sci-fi scroller shooters (I really wish GOG could get Gradius and/or Life Force). 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on September 13, 2013, 11:04:41 AM
Ace Patrol $5 at Greenmangaming this weekend.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/strategy/ace-patrol/

(Since I previously bought Ace Patrol from GMG, don't know if this will work, but you can try using code GMG20-8MUTY-821VN....might knock off another $1)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on September 13, 2013, 11:28:44 AM
Ace Patrol $5 at Greenmangaming this weekend.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/strategy/ace-patrol/

(Since I previously bought Ace Patrol from GMG, don't know if this will work, but you can try using code GMG20-8MUTY-821VN....might knock off another $1)

Wow, that was quick!  Thanks for the heads up!  Sold!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on September 14, 2013, 07:44:32 AM
GameFly has a couple good deals.  Steam keys...

Stardrive (http://digital.gamefly.com/#!/download-stardrive/5005741) - $8 w/ code GFDSEP20
Rising Storm (http://digital.gamefly.com/#!/download-rising-storm/5005899) - $5.43 w/ code GFDSEP20
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on September 14, 2013, 08:09:40 AM
GameFly has a couple good deals.  Steam keys...

Stardrive (http://digital.gamefly.com/#!/download-stardrive/5005741) - $8 w/ code GFDSEP20
Rising Storm (http://digital.gamefly.com/#!/download-rising-storm/5005899) - $5.43 w/ code GFDSEP20

Ooooooh!  I've been waiting for a Stardrive sale!  Never used Gamefly before though - what would I be letting myself in for?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on September 14, 2013, 08:29:16 AM
GameFly has a couple good deals.  Steam keys...

Stardrive (http://digital.gamefly.com/#!/download-stardrive/5005741) - $8 w/ code GFDSEP20
Rising Storm (http://digital.gamefly.com/#!/download-rising-storm/5005899) - $5.43 w/ code GFDSEP20

Ooooooh!  I've been waiting for a Stardrive sale!  Never used Gamefly before though - what would I be letting myself in for?

Was it ever fixed?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on September 14, 2013, 09:05:23 AM
Sounds like its on its way to being fixed, but it may be a while.  Skip down to the "Update" part in the following thread.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/220660/discussions/0/846957366706960320/

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tl;dr Zero is porting SD to another engine (Unity), it will have better graphics and will have much faster updates when it gets there due to better workflow but you will have to sit tight while he gets to the same level of progress that he has with SD on the current engine. Multiplayer should be much easier to implement too.

@ Huw -- GameFly used to be Direct2Drive.  Its no better/no worse than most of the other online stores.  At worst, you'll probably have to download the GameFly client app to get the Steam key.  Once you have the key, you can uninstall the app...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on September 14, 2013, 10:12:56 AM
Cool, thanks Steve.  I think I'll probably jump in then.  It already looks fun, development clearly hasn't been abandoned, and I haven't played this kind of game since Endless Space.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on September 14, 2013, 12:12:58 PM
As it happens I didn't even have to download the client; it was a Steam key.  Steve, thanks again for the advice and for providing the heads-up.  I've been waiting patiently to play StarDrive for ages. :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on September 14, 2013, 01:22:57 PM
Thanks Steve, I finally pulled the trigger and got Rising Storm.  Hopefully I'll get a chance to try it out tonight!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on September 14, 2013, 02:11:35 PM
I'm hoping the same thing, Republic; I finally acquire StarDrive and my lady decides to start playing some hidden object shit. :(
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on September 14, 2013, 04:40:11 PM
Sounds like you need to surprise her with a new laptop :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on September 14, 2013, 04:43:12 PM
If only!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on September 14, 2013, 05:00:00 PM
Sounds like its on its way to being fixed, but it may be a while.  Skip down to the "Update" part in the following thread.



I'm pretty sure the guy announced that he was creating a sequel for Stardrive.  So further development may require a whole new purchase to benefit.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on September 14, 2013, 06:18:36 PM
Sounds like its on its way to being fixed, but it may be a while.  Skip down to the "Update" part in the following thread.



I'm pretty sure the guy announced that he was creating a sequel for Stardrive.  So further development may require a whole new purchase to benefit.

The last I read, he was porting StarDrive to Unity before continuing development.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on September 14, 2013, 06:39:56 PM
Hey guys, I just saw this.

JustFlight is having a very awesome sale: buy any two airliners (from the offered selection) for $29!

So for example I'm looking at the MD-87 and L-1011, and the total is $29, a savings of $46!

I'm actually considering buying 4 planes for $58 because the price is so awesome.

Linky:  http://www.justflight.com/bundle

I haven't flown any of these planes, so I can't give any feedback on their quality.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on September 15, 2013, 04:46:57 AM
Darn Kerbal Space Program calling my name again....on Steam for $13.79 in the daily deal......so far, strangely I have not pulled the trigger on all past sales.  Will today be the day?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/220200/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on September 15, 2013, 06:48:04 AM
Darn Kerbal Space Program calling my name again....on Steam for $13.79 in the daily deal......so far, strangely I have not pulled the trigger on all past sales.  Will today be the day?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/220200/

Good God, man!!!1one

It's fourteen bucks!  You know you wanna!

Besides.. they're starting to put the Managerial facet into the game.  It's already a blast just in the sandbox sim & rocket builder!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on September 15, 2013, 07:28:08 AM
Darn Kerbal Space Program calling my name again....on Steam for $13.79 in the daily deal......so far, strangely I have not pulled the trigger on all past sales.  Will today be the day?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/220200/

Good God, man!!!1one

It's fourteen bucks!  You know you wanna!

Besides.. they're starting to put the Managerial facet into the game.  It's already a blast just in the sandbox sim & rocket builder!

I am just not sure I am intelligent enough to play this game:)  It is tempting with the career stuff starting to sprinkle in....
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on September 15, 2013, 08:27:51 AM
Steve, I did pick up CC after all, thanks!

I already had the Tomb Raider reboot, so I picked up the most recent WW2 and modern Medal of Honor games, although I recall them being not especially well thought of. But they may have been finally swamped by Call of Duty and Battlefield, so... All the CoD games were on sale, but not enough of a sale for me to pick up anything after the first WW2 games (which I already had -- I think it's weird that CoD3 wasn't released for the PC, but the expansion pack to CoD1 kind of counts.)

One of these days I need to go back and finish working my way through the first Brothers in Arms game, and then its two sequels. I hit a desperately hard mission through an occupied village in the first game and didn't want to permanently downgrade the difficulty because I like seeing the unlocked extras of how they designed the game. But that isn't overly rational. ;)

Meanwhile, I'm not quite ready to pull the trigger on the Kerbals yet, even though I'm sure my nieces would go crazy for them, since I'd rather have the management structure and that will be a while. Good to see it finally moving along to that, though, even if in bits and pieces!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on September 15, 2013, 02:29:16 PM
^Did you play through the new Tomb Raider? I bought it on sale but haven't touched it yet.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on September 15, 2013, 02:38:05 PM
I'm playing through it now.  It's been quite enjoyable thus far although I think I preferred the earlier bits that were grounded in reality as opposed to where I'm at now when the supernatural stuff comes into play.  I enjoy the exploration aspects to it the most and the weapon and skill upgrade systems are interesting.  There are a lot of quick-time events which I'm normally not a fan of but they're mostly well done here.   The animations are very well done and whoever was in charge of animating the myriad death scenes of Lara is an extremely talented and creatively demented individual.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on September 15, 2013, 02:40:58 PM
^Really can't beat that for an endorsement :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on September 15, 2013, 02:59:28 PM
Don't know if you've seen this (I think Brant posted it a few months ago) but it's pretty damned funny.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on September 15, 2013, 03:07:55 PM
I love Conan...I have to watch this later when I'm on my gaming machine.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on September 16, 2013, 12:15:28 AM
Revolution Under Siege is on sale at Desura for $11.25

http://www.desura.com/games/revolution-under-siege

I don't recall seeing that on sale very often, lately.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: smittyohio on September 16, 2013, 04:29:22 AM
Revolution Under Siege is on sale at Desura for $11.25

http://www.desura.com/games/revolution-under-siege

I don't recall seeing that on sale very often, lately.

No, it doesn't seem to... i remember waiting for it to get down to around that price, and then got lucky and got it for 3.75....  I almost felt bad about that  ;-)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on September 16, 2013, 09:02:46 AM
I though Matrix was consolidating their properties back under the roof. This being the explanation for why I can't download my Pride of Nations (and its expansions) which I bought on sale last year from Gamersgate onto my new rig.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on September 16, 2013, 09:27:49 AM
I though Matrix was consolidating their properties back under the roof. This being the explanation for why I can't download my Pride of Nations (and its expansions) which I bought on sale last year from Gamersgate onto my new rig.

You should be able to download something you already bought? Can we not? Does Matrix now provide an alternate download?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on September 16, 2013, 10:24:18 AM
I though Matrix was consolidating their properties back under the roof. This being the explanation for why I can't download my Pride of Nations (and its expansions) which I bought on sale last year from Gamersgate onto my new rig.

You definitely should have a download for it.  When a title is removed from Gamersgate, they replace it with another of the same name except that it has [OLD] tagged onto the end, in your Library.  The download still works for them, however, so you've not lost it unless there's been a screw-up and yours wasn't properly replaced with the revised one.

I have a few with the [OLD] tag, that are no longer sold in the store, but they download just fine since I had purchased them before.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on September 16, 2013, 10:43:32 AM
^^ Not that I've been able to figure out so far. I certainly don't even have a listing for Pr0n in my games library anymore to download the game from (or any of the other couple of Matrix games I got that way). One of these days when I'm thinking about it I'm going to try moving my GG downloader for this game from my old computer to my new one -- I doubt (for security reasons) that will work, but until I try I won't know for sure.

There was a time when Pr0n had such a poor reputation that GG was selling it for $5 when NOT on sale! -- although that price was no doubt set by Paradox who had partnered with Matrix to distribute the game at that time.

Nefaro, my games list (which I'm looking at right this moment) definitely goes straight from Patrician IV (and its DLC) to Primal Carnage (which I somehow have 2 copies of and have never played). No Pr0n, much less its DLC. Not at Vainglory either. Scanned the whole list.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on September 16, 2013, 11:31:47 AM
Weird.  I just checked my list and PrON is still there for download.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on September 16, 2013, 11:45:12 AM
Checked my gamersgate and I still have pron, rise of prussia and ww1 gold.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on September 16, 2013, 11:45:49 AM
This weeks Matrixgame deal (http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1192/WWII.Classics.for.the.Weekly.Deal!):
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This week’s Deal is focused on two WWII Classics. From the 16th  to the 22th of September, the legendary Norm Koger's The Operational Art of War III and the recently updated Advanced Tactics: Gold  will be discounted to $19.99/$29.99 (Digital/Boxed version), a discount of up to 50%! Pick up these classic games for a unique wargaming experience, you will not regret it!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on September 16, 2013, 12:03:24 PM
I'm grabbing TOAW3, no questions asked.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on September 16, 2013, 12:21:42 PM
My Gamers Gate Library still have ProN.. with OLD next to it, like Nefaro mentioned.. and all the DLC's..

Maybe you bought it somewhere else and just forgot where  ;)

I know sometimes I forget where I bought something!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on September 16, 2013, 01:12:41 PM
Weird.  I just checked my list and PrON is still there for download.

Same.

It's listed as, "Pride Of Nations (Old)". 

I was also wondering something similar to Tuna - are you sure you picked that one up at Gamersgate, or was it elsehwere?

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on September 16, 2013, 01:39:27 PM
some pretty good deals on 2k games....bioshock infinite only $13, plus you get Mafia II free.  Very tempted....just don't know if I have the time for another big game like this.

http://digital.gamefly.com/?stop_mobi=once&cid=2kgd091613#!/promotion/426

***also use this code and get 20% more off....so Bio is only $10

GFDSEP20
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 16, 2013, 04:24:59 PM
Mafia II's not all that great. I'd wait till it goes lower. You might like it more than I, but I love that Guido gangster stuff. L.A. Noire was a lot more fun, but I don't see it on that list.

I'd avoid Shattered Union if you haven't already. I got it on Steam for a cheap price, but it doesn't work on my PC.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on September 16, 2013, 04:30:10 PM
I'm grabbing TOAW3, no questions asked.

It's a great game but the last official patch sort of left the game and community in disarray and there is no fix on the horizon.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on September 16, 2013, 06:11:57 PM
Don't know if you've seen this (I think Brant posted it a few months ago) but it's pretty damned funny.



Does anyone know if this game is just a bunch of falling and sliding through different scenes? 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on September 16, 2013, 07:08:58 PM
I played Shattered Union when it was new and loved it, FWIW.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 17, 2013, 05:57:17 AM
^ I liked Shattered Union a lot, too (I did the review over at Wargamer way, way back when for the Xbox version). I was disappointed I couldn't get it to work on my system.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on September 17, 2013, 06:45:26 AM
Checked my gamersgate and I still have pron, rise of prussia and ww1 gold.

Superweird (ditto SDR, Nefaro, and Tuna) -- I also bought RoP from them, pretty close to when I bought Pr0n, and it isn't there either.

But I know I didn't just dream this, because I was fiddling around on my laptop the other day and found my GG downloaders for Pron and RoP!

I'm starting to wonder if I bought them on a different account (I definitely bought them no earlier than last autumn), and then later back during this spring I started becoming a slut for sales on Steam and GG (and GoG) and created a new account. I don't recall doing so, but that would explain all the details as far as I know. Hm... how to test this theory...
Title: Saints Row 4 GAT V DLC -- free for a day (ends 9/18)
Post by: steve58 on September 17, 2013, 02:26:37 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/app/247295/

p.s.  apparently you can grab this even if you don't currently have SR4, so if you think you may get SR4 in the future, click "Install Game" and it will add it to your account.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on September 17, 2013, 05:45:26 PM
Strategic War in Europe   $3.74 @ GG

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SWIE/strategic-war-in-europe
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on September 17, 2013, 06:06:50 PM
Thanks. Just burned off some of my blue coins and it is mine.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on September 18, 2013, 06:43:50 PM
Skyward Collapse from Arcen Games is on sale for $2.99 for a few days on GamersGate. 

I waffled about picking it up since it sounded more like a juggling act than a strategy game, since you don't really control a single side.  But at this price, it's worth checking out.  Especially since it's Arcen, there will certainly be some unique gameplay.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SKYWARD/skyward-collapse
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on September 19, 2013, 12:04:38 PM
Big bundle of "DRM Free" Indie RPGs for Desura and/or Steam:

http://bundle-in-a-box.com/

Currently starting at $1.99 .. you can get the extras for $5.49 and up.


Quote
The games are:

Unemployment Quest (Windows/Desura)
The Siege of the Necromancer (Windows/Mac/Desura)
Hack, Slash, Loot (Windows/Mac/Linux/Steam/Desura)
Styrateg (Windows/Mac)
Inaria (Windows)
Dungeon Fray (Windows/Linux/Desura)
Empires and Dungeons 2 (Windows)
Frayed Knights: The Skull of S'makh-Daon (Windows/Desura)
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (Windows)
The Wizard from Tarnath Tor (Windows/Mac/Desura)
Northmark: Hour of the Wolf (Windows/Mac)
The Wizard's Lair (Windows/Mac/Linux/Desura)
Telepath RPG: Servants of God (Windows/Mac/Linux)


Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on September 19, 2013, 12:10:20 PM
Unemployment Quest? :/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on September 19, 2013, 12:14:59 PM
Big bundle of "DRM Free" Indie RPGs for Desura and/or Steam:

http://bundle-in-a-box.com/

Currently starting at $1.99 .. you can get the extras for $5.49 and up.


Quote
The games are:

Unemployment Quest (Windows/Desura)
The Siege of the Necromancer (Windows/Mac/Desura)
Hack, Slash, Loot (Windows/Mac/Linux/Steam/Desura)
Styrateg (Windows/Mac)
Inaria (Windows)
Dungeon Fray (Windows/Linux/Desura)
Empires and Dungeons 2 (Windows)
Frayed Knights: The Skull of S'makh-Daon (Windows/Desura)
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (Windows)
The Wizard from Tarnath Tor (Windows/Mac/Desura)
Northmark: Hour of the Wolf (Windows/Mac)
The Wizard's Lair (Windows/Mac/Linux/Desura)
Telepath RPG: Servants of God (Windows/Mac/Linux)

Is this BIAB site any good?
Especially since most of the good games are direct-download-only.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on September 19, 2013, 01:01:53 PM
Big bundle of "DRM Free" Indie RPGs for Desura and/or Steam:

http://bundle-in-a-box.com/

Currently starting at $1.99 .. you can get the extras for $5.49 and up.


Quote
The games are:

Unemployment Quest (Windows/Desura)
The Siege of the Necromancer (Windows/Mac/Desura)
Hack, Slash, Loot (Windows/Mac/Linux/Steam/Desura)
Styrateg (Windows/Mac)
Inaria (Windows)
Dungeon Fray (Windows/Linux/Desura)
Empires and Dungeons 2 (Windows)
Frayed Knights: The Skull of S'makh-Daon (Windows/Desura)
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (Windows)
The Wizard from Tarnath Tor (Windows/Mac/Desura)
Northmark: Hour of the Wolf (Windows/Mac)
The Wizard's Lair (Windows/Mac/Linux/Desura)
Telepath RPG: Servants of God (Windows/Mac/Linux)

Is this BIAB site any good?
Especially since most of the good games are direct-download-only.

I just grabbed the bundle because I wanted to check out a few of these RPGs and roguelikes (at least one I've not seen before), along with the choose-your-own-"Adventure Books" to see how enjoyable those are. 

It sent me an email with a direct link to a user-specific download page that has a direct DRM-free installer download link for all the games, along with Desura keys for those that are hosted there, and a Steam key for Hack Slash Loot (probably the only Steam game in the lot that has been Greenlit or whatevah).

I'm not sure how long the download page link will be good for, so I'll just burn the installers to a couple disks and possibly drop them on an external hard drive.  The file sizes are pretty small, being indies without super flashy graphics.   There's no login that I see but the page url has a user code at the end and some additional content code listed. *shrug*  I'm alright with this since it's DRM free so I can make backups.  Probably don't ever have to use the link again.

Supposedly some of the profits go to indie dev funding.. I'm guessing at Desura?  Dunno.  But I saved a chunk of money on a couple of these I had been eyeing for awhile (like Frayed Knights).

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on September 19, 2013, 01:08:57 PM
Hah!  It's Bundle Weekend or something..

Humble Bundle has an Egosoft deal that just started.  All of the X series games for $6!

https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly

So for those of you who want to check out the whole X-series... notably X3 Reunion/Terran Conflict/Albion Prelude, you can get the whole line for six bucks!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on September 19, 2013, 02:01:21 PM
Hah!  It's Bundle Weekend or something..

Humble Bundle has an Egosoft deal that just started.  All of the X series games for $6!

https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly

So for those of you who want to check out the whole X-series... notably X3 Reunion/Terran Conflict/Albion Prelude, you can get the whole line for six bucks!

I've started playing Albion Prelude as a simple Humble Merchant....... but one that will kill ya for a few credits...  :P


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on September 19, 2013, 04:24:20 PM
From 20 to 29 September 2013, Eagle Dynamics will have a 60% off Autumn sale for the following DCS products:

DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight, Pre-Purchase Beta. $49.99 now $19.99
DCS: UH-1H Huey, Pre-Purchase Beta. $49.99 now $19.99
Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3. $49.99 now $19.99
DCS: A-10C Warthog. $39.99 now $15.99
DCS: Black Shark 2. $39.99 now $15.99
DCS: P-51D Mustang. $39.99 now $15.99
DCS: Combined Arms. $29.99 now $11.99
DCS: Black Shark 2 Upgrade. $29.99 now $11.99
A-10A: DCS Flaming Cliffs. $14.99 now $5.99
Su-25: DCS Flaming Cliffs. $14.99 now $5.99


I guess I might pick up Mi-8
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on September 20, 2013, 08:09:38 AM
GoG.com is having a couple specials:

Wing Commander Series Sale (http://www.gog.com/promo/wing_commander_series_promo_190913) for the ~19 hours.  Gog also now has Privateer 2: The Darkening (http://www.gog.com/news/release_privateer_the_darkening) for $5.99

RPG Special (http://www.gog.com/promo/rpg_weekend_promo_200913).  Includes Wizardry 6+7 for $2.39 and Wizardry 8 for $3.99 for the next ~3 days...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 20, 2013, 08:20:52 AM
Strategic War in Europe   $3.74 @ GG

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SWIE/strategic-war-in-europe

Thanks. Grabbed it. Looks a lot like the old Hitler's War board game. I know there's one out there somewhere that's faithful to that version though.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on September 20, 2013, 10:44:47 AM
From 20 to 29 September 2013, Eagle Dynamics will have a 60% off Autumn sale for the following DCS products:

DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight, Pre-Purchase Beta. $49.99 now $19.99
DCS: UH-1H Huey, Pre-Purchase Beta. $49.99 now $19.99
Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3. $49.99 now $19.99
DCS: A-10C Warthog. $39.99 now $15.99
DCS: Black Shark 2. $39.99 now $15.99
DCS: P-51D Mustang. $39.99 now $15.99
DCS: Combined Arms. $29.99 now $11.99
DCS: Black Shark 2 Upgrade. $29.99 now $11.99
A-10A: DCS Flaming Cliffs. $14.99 now $5.99
Su-25: DCS Flaming Cliffs. $14.99 now $5.99


I guess I might pick up Mi-8

Is the P-51D Mustang a complete game like A-10c Warthog or is it just the plane that you then use in an existing world...like Rise of Flight does it?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on September 20, 2013, 10:46:26 AM
From 20 to 29 September 2013, Eagle Dynamics will have a 60% off Autumn sale for the following DCS products:

DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight, Pre-Purchase Beta. $49.99 now $19.99
DCS: UH-1H Huey, Pre-Purchase Beta. $49.99 now $19.99
Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3. $49.99 now $19.99
DCS: A-10C Warthog. $39.99 now $15.99
DCS: Black Shark 2. $39.99 now $15.99
DCS: P-51D Mustang. $39.99 now $15.99
DCS: Combined Arms. $29.99 now $11.99
DCS: Black Shark 2 Upgrade. $29.99 now $11.99
A-10A: DCS Flaming Cliffs. $14.99 now $5.99
Su-25: DCS Flaming Cliffs. $14.99 now $5.99


I guess I might pick up Mi-8

Is the P-51D Mustang a complete game like A-10c Warthog or is it just the plane that you then use in an existing world...like Rise of Flight does it?

Hell.. I think they still only have the usual Black Sea area modelled in the DCS series, amiright?  I get the impression that you're just flying the P-51 around on the modern Black Sea map.  Is this correct?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: magnus on September 20, 2013, 11:53:09 AM
 Yes
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: mirth on September 20, 2013, 02:09:56 PM
AI War Bundle at GamersGate for $4.25 US.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-AIW4YAE/ai-war-four-year-anniversary-edition-bundle
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on September 20, 2013, 03:20:39 PM
This weeks Matrixgame deal (http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1192/WWII.Classics.for.the.Weekly.Deal!):
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This week’s Deal is focused on two WWII Classics. From the 16th  to the 22th of September, the legendary Norm Koger's The Operational Art of War III and the recently updated Advanced Tactics: Gold  will be discounted to $19.99/$29.99 (Digital/Boxed version), a discount of up to 50%! Pick up these classic games for a unique wargaming experience, you will not regret it!

...FYI
Quote
VR Designs provides you an asset you cannot miss! The Official Strategy Guide for Advanced Tactics Gold.

Remember that the game is discounted to $19.99/$29.99 (Digital/Boxed version) until the 22nd of September, so it is the right time to take advantage of this. Also the Guide should be big help to any Advanced Tactics Gold general, but also very insightfull for non-AT players that are curious about how this game plays. Download the .pdf file HERE (http://www.matrixgames.com/files/AdvancedTacticsGold_StrategyGuide.zip)!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on September 20, 2013, 05:00:47 PM
AI War Bundle at GamersGate for $4.25 US.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-AIW4YAE/ai-war-four-year-anniversary-edition-bundle

picked this up but my key for ancient shadows wasn't accepted by steam and I didn't get a key for vengeance of the machine. I realize I don't need to add these games to steam to play them but like to have them on my list of steam games. I have contacted gamersgate support so hopefully they can resolve the issue. anyone else purchase this and have any issues? the base game and first three expansions were added to steam with no problems.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on September 20, 2013, 06:31:57 PM
AI War Bundle at GamersGate for $4.25 US.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-AIW4YAE/ai-war-four-year-anniversary-edition-bundle

picked this up but my key for ancient shadows wasn't accepted by steam and I didn't get a key for vengeance of the machine. I realize I don't need to add these games to steam to play them but like to have them on my list of steam games. I have contacted gamersgate support so hopefully they can resolve the issue. anyone else purchase this and have any issues? the base game and first three expansions were added to steam with no problems.

heard back from them. they just say I don't need steam for these games and they cant do anything. pretty much what I expected. perhaps I will contact arcen games and see if I can get two keys that work on steam!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on September 20, 2013, 07:07:59 PM
JustFlight is having a 50% off sale on the Commercial Level Simulations MD81/82 aircraft; use promo code "weekend" at checkout (comes to just under $20).

http://www.justflight.com/product/md-81-82-jetliner-download

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: airboy on September 20, 2013, 07:22:17 PM
GoG.com is having a couple specials:

Wing Commander Series Sale (http://www.gog.com/promo/wing_commander_series_promo_190913) for the ~19 hours.  Gog also now has Privateer 2: The Darkening (http://www.gog.com/news/release_privateer_the_darkening) for $5.99

RPG Special (http://www.gog.com/promo/rpg_weekend_promo_200913).  Includes Wizardry 6+7 for $2.39 and Wizardry 8 for $3.99 for the next ~3 days...

Eschalon Book 2 also on sale for less than $5.  Reviewed at grogheads recently.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on September 20, 2013, 07:55:02 PM
AI War Bundle at GamersGate for $4.25 US.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-AIW4YAE/ai-war-four-year-anniversary-edition-bundle

picked this up but my key for ancient shadows wasn't accepted by steam and I didn't get a key for vengeance of the machine. I realize I don't need to add these games to steam to play them but like to have them on my list of steam games. I have contacted gamersgate support so hopefully they can resolve the issue. anyone else purchase this and have any issues? the base game and first three expansions were added to steam with no problems.

heard back from them. they just say I don't need steam for these games and they cant do anything. pretty much what I expected. perhaps I will contact arcen games and see if I can get two keys that work on steam!

My AI War keys from Gamersgate were for unlocking the AI War games.  Not Steam keys. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on September 20, 2013, 09:26:59 PM
AI War Bundle at GamersGate for $4.25 US.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-AIW4YAE/ai-war-four-year-anniversary-edition-bundle

picked this up but my key for ancient shadows wasn't accepted by steam and I didn't get a key for vengeance of the machine. I realize I don't need to add these games to steam to play them but like to have them on my list of steam games. I have contacted gamersgate support so hopefully they can resolve the issue. anyone else purchase this and have any issues? the base game and first three expansions were added to steam with no problems.

heard back from them. they just say I don't need steam for these games and they cant do anything. pretty much what I expected. perhaps I will contact arcen games and see if I can get two keys that work on steam!

My AI War keys from Gamersgate were for unlocking the AI War games.  Not Steam keys.

yes I know they aren't steam keys but I can add the keys to steam and have the games available when I run steam. I was able to do this for the base game and the first 3 dlc. my key for the 4th did not work and as I understand there is no key available for the last dlc. it is no big deal, I just figured i would be able to add all of it to steam since most of it worked.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on September 20, 2013, 09:39:45 PM
straight from steam

Which retail / digital CD Keys are accepted on Steam?

All retail Valve games and a number of third-party games can be registered to your Steam account. All of the following games can be registered through Steam:
◾Valve CD Keys in this format: ####-#####-####
◾Valve CD Keys in this format: 1AB2C-D3FGH-456I7-JK8LM-NOP9Q
◾Valve CD Keys in this format: 1AB2C-D3FGH-456I7
◾Age of Empires III: Complete Collection CD Keys in this format: 1ABCD-D3FGH-45I67
◾AI War CD Keys in various formats
◾AirBuccaneers CD Keys in this format: 1ABCD-D3FGH-45I67 etc...

quite a list of games i just listed the first few. the keys from GG do work on steam except the one for the 4th dlc. GG told me to contact arcengames and ask why that key doesn't work. haven't heard back from them yet.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on September 20, 2013, 11:01:34 PM
I see.  So he just used the same Steam keys as his own serial codes.  That's pretty handy. 

Although my original Gamersgate purchases of AI War happened before he got on Steam (I think), so that may not work for mine.  Doesn't matter as I bought the whole collection again on Steam for something ridiculous.. like $4.   Just because I didn't have the last expansion, which pretty much cost the same as the whole thing on sale.  :D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on September 21, 2013, 02:58:18 PM
Gamefly has Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion Pack (PC Digital Download) $9.99 - 20% off with coupon code GFDSEP20 = $7.99 (http://digital.gamefly.com/#!/download-sid-meier's-civilization-v-brave-new-world/5006002?adtrackingid=cmju029)

...as with all things Civ V, its a Steam code.

p.s.  Greenmangaming (http://www.greenmangaming.com/civilization-deals/) has Civ V and Gods+Kings on sale ($7.50 each)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on September 23, 2013, 07:23:19 AM
New week, new Matrixgames Deal (http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1204/Decisive.Battles.of.World.War.II.for.the.Deal!)!

This week’s Deal features two games that relieve two pivotal moments of WWII.

From the 23rd  to the 29th of September,  Battle of Normandy and Battle of Italy will be discounted to $19.99/$29.99 (Digital/Boxed version), a discount of up to 50%! Pick up these challenging titles to test your skills in memorable battles of modern history.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on September 23, 2013, 11:01:17 AM
New week, new Matrixgames Deal (http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1204/Decisive.Battles.of.World.War.II.for.the.Deal!)!

This week’s Deal features two games that relieve two pivotal moments of WWII.

From the 23rd  to the 29th of September,  Battle of Normandy and Battle of Italy will be discounted to $19.99/$29.99 (Digital/Boxed version), a discount of up to 50%! Pick up these challenging titles to test your skills in memorable battles of modern history.

Ha! At last, one I've been waiting for...Battles in Normandy. Played the demo awhile back, been waiting for a sale like this.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Deadskin on September 24, 2013, 04:58:22 AM
Leviathan Warships is on sale at Gamersgate 75% off today.
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-LEVIATHAN/leviathan-warships (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-LEVIATHAN/leviathan-warships)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: weateallthepies on September 25, 2013, 04:21:45 PM
The new IndieRoyale bundle has Sengoku and March of Eagles in it, redeemable on Steam. Minimum payment is pretty low at the moment.

http://www.indieroyale.com/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on September 25, 2013, 06:02:52 PM
What is the final group decision here on March of Eagles?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on September 25, 2013, 06:03:50 PM
Pass.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on September 25, 2013, 06:08:51 PM
Alrighty then.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on September 26, 2013, 08:53:21 AM
BETHESDA GET LOADED OFFER

GetLoadedGo sale for Bethesda choose any 2 for $15.

http://getloadedgo.com



PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 26, 2013, 03:27:22 PM
The Mass Effect series is on sale over at GG.

$19.95 for the trilogy, but 1 and 2 are 4.99 each and 3 is 5.99.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-MET/mass-effect-trilogy

I know my math is bad, but I don't see how buying the trilogy together is a good thing. I would think the Guide is included in the trilogy price, but I don't see it listed.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on September 27, 2013, 05:39:06 PM
GOG has a sale (http://www.gog.com/promo/strategy_first_weekend_promo_270913?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=game_subject&utm_campaign=strategy_first_weekend_promo_270913) called "Strategy Firsts and Seconds".  Among other games, it includes Space Empires IV Deluxe and Disciples 2 Gold


Also, GamersGate is having a sale (http://www.gamersgate.com/games?prio=relevance&q=icebergweekend&aff=news) on various Iceberg titles, including StarDrive and Endless Space Gold Edition

Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on September 28, 2013, 03:02:44 AM
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Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on September 28, 2013, 07:01:30 AM
Fantastic tip Eyebiter!  I hats that login
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on September 28, 2013, 07:42:13 PM
I gather the GG Mass Effect trilogy doesn't add up correctly because it contains the Digital Deluxe editions of the second two games, which in turn don't really add anything to the single-player experience but do feature some visual artwork and the soundtracks.

More annoyingly for me (I picked up the ME trilogy finally thanks to this sale), GG also has all the Dawn of War games and add-ons for sale, but decided to put Retribution at only 33% separately while including it at 75% off bundled with all other DoW2 material. So I can pay $15 for rebuying the first two DoW2 games, or pay MORE (but still at a discount) to buy Retribution by itself.  >:(

I'll wait. I have plenty to entertain me.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on September 28, 2013, 08:07:03 PM
I'm tempted by SEIV but that's not the one with the realtime 3D battles is it?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 28, 2013, 08:22:22 PM
I gather the GG Mass Effect trilogy doesn't add up correctly because it contains the Digital Deluxe editions of the second two games, which in turn don't really add anything to the single-player experience but do feature some visual artwork and the soundtracks.

I grabbed ME3, played it for an hour, then realized I really wanted to go through 2 again so I went ahead and bought it as well. I didn't want to go all the way back to 1 so I got the "Genesis" add-on for ME2 to set everything the way I wanted it before getting into ME2.

The 3 ending was horrible, but Bioware created what looks like a free DLC for ME3 to provide alternative endings. On top of that, it looks like there's plans in the works for an ME4.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on September 28, 2013, 09:44:18 PM
Anybody heard of "Simply CDkeys"? Apparently its a digital distributor in the UK.  They have X-com: The Bureau on sale for 9.99 GBP.  Comes to just over $16 USD...I gave the site a chance and got my steam key instantly.  Downloading now.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: jomni on September 28, 2013, 09:55:30 PM
Cliffs of Dover $9.90 unil 30 September

http://www.justflight.com/product/il-2-sturmovik-cliffs-of-dover?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Just+Flight+-+Weekend+Offer+27+September+2013&utm_content=Just+Flight+-+Weekend+Offer+27+September+2013+CID_5d5270b16bc9c82451fe6aca44f87b25&utm_source=cm&utm_term=IL-2%20Sturmovik%20Cliffs%20of%20Dover%20Download
Use discount code WEEKEND during the checkout.

Apparently it is $5 here.
http://getgamesgo.com/category/cheap-as-chips?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Cheap+as+Chips+Sep+2013&utm_content=Cheap+as+Chips+Sep+2013+CID_92c66a8f745e80d96954d50d332d9ebf&utm_source=cm&utm_term=Click%20here%20for%20Cheap%20as%20Chips

Is it worth it?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on September 28, 2013, 10:41:39 PM
Thanks...for $5 I took a chance on COD....
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on September 29, 2013, 01:22:12 AM
I'm tempted by SEIV but that's not the one with the realtime 3D battles is it?

No, just a simple 2D representation which you don't have to use.

If you're at all interested in SEIV, W8, I urge you to pick it up.  It's still regarded by some as the 4X to beat, and with good reason.  It's just an insanely good game, configurable as hell and with so much to do.  It's a time sink, but in a very good way.  I still play it to this day.

By the way, if you do pick it up and want more than the default number of systems (look around and you'll find the .ini hack to allow this), you'll also want a system names mod so that you don't end up with systems with no names at all (this actually happens).  Let me know and I'll email it to you, as it's only a text file.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on September 29, 2013, 01:30:47 AM
Anybody heard of "Simply CDkeys"? Apparently its a digital distributor in the UK.  They have X-com: The Bureau on sale for 9.99 GBP.  Comes to just over $16 USD...I gave the site a chance and got my steam key instantly.  Downloading now.

I have not used them specifically, but have used a number of those "CDKEY" type shops and my experiences have been very good....I don't have any hesitation in using them.  Only thing to watch out for is the version they have for sale.  Sometimes they have region specific ones that only work in certain parts of the world, that is why they can be cheaper sometimes.  Other than that, my experiences have been fine....price wise you can't beat what they have sometimes, especially for new games.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on September 29, 2013, 02:34:12 PM

No, just a simple 2D representation which you don't have to use.

If you're at all interested in SEIV, W8, I urge you to pick it up.  It's still regarded by some as the 4X to beat, and with good reason.  It's just an insanely good game, configurable as hell and with so much to do.  It's a time sink, but in a very good way.  I still play it to this day.

By the way, if you do pick it up and want more than the default number of systems (look around and you'll find the .ini hack to allow this), you'll also want a system names mod so that you don't end up with systems with no names at all (this actually happens).  Let me know and I'll email it to you, as it's only a text file.


Excellent.  I'm a veteran of SEIII and prefer the 2D battle system vs. the 3D system in SEV.   So I took the plunge and picked up the game!  I'm going to have to set aside some time for this gem after I finish with Rome 2 Total War.  Talk about time sinks.  But that's exactly what we grogheads love isn't it?   ;D

Thanks for your offer for the mod on the system names.  I'd love to use it.  I'll PM you my email address. 

Cheers!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on September 29, 2013, 06:27:34 PM
any opinions on titan quest it's on sale on steam for $2.99 or $3.99 for gold version with the immortal throne. It's looks like it plays like torchlight2. Worth picking up?

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/402/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on September 29, 2013, 06:33:56 PM
any opinions on titan quest it's on sale on steam for $2.99 or $3.99 for gold version with the immortal throne. It's looks like it plays like torchlight2. Worth picking up?

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/402/

I own it and I've heard good things about it...but the graphics and controls are pretty dated...I just couldn't stick with it.  Its quite a bit different from Torchlight 2 from an ease of use or "fun factor" at least for me.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on September 30, 2013, 04:07:22 PM
All the Victoria games and expansions are currently 75% off at Gamersgate for the next couple of days, including the Heart of Darkness expansion for only $5.

Keep in mind, GG's editions of the Paradox games do not work with Steam (or vice versa), so there's no point buying any updates here if, like me, you got your games on Steam.

Fortunately, Paradox put all the Vicky paraphenalia on Steam for 75% off, too. :)

(The Warlock game and accoutrements are also on sale at Steam, not GG, including an overall Ultimate Edition.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on September 30, 2013, 06:11:33 PM
If you prefer, Steam is having the same sale on Victoria games (http://store.steampowered.com/app/42960/) that GamersGate is having. So if you want the Steam version, there you go.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: sandman2575 on September 30, 2013, 06:27:26 PM
$9.99 for the complete Victoria/Victoria 2 collection is just a fantastic deal.  Anyone interested in the game should pick it up instantly at this price.  Vicky 2 Heart of Darkness with the very easy to install PDM mod may be my favorite Paradox game of all.  I actually went back to Vicky 2 after a stint with EUIV -- I find it's just a deeper, more interesting game.

again, a steal at this price --

EDIT -- just checked out the GG deal, which may be a mistake, but the "Victoria Collection" on GG does *not* seem to include the Heart of Darkness expansion -- ??  In which case, the Steam deal that does include HoD is a no brainer -- go with Steam.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on October 01, 2013, 09:31:21 AM
Matrixgames latest Deal of the week:
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It’s always nice to start a  week with a new Deal!

This week  we are going to offer you an amazing WWII wargame and its expansion. From the 30th of September to the  06th of October,  Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets and its expansion Across the Dnepr: Second Edition will be discounted to $19.99/$29.99 (Digital/Boxed version), a discount of up to 60%! Pick up this series for an amazing wargaming experience!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 01, 2013, 09:57:09 AM
Huh. Am I wrong, or are those the relatively newest games Matrix has ever put on the weekly sale?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 01, 2013, 10:06:12 AM
Meanwhile, Gamersgate is putting pretty much every "pirate" themed game on sale this week, along with every vaguely "Venice" themed game, every economic naval game, and every combination thereof. Or possibly it's every pirate themed game plus other games in series related to those games (thus the Two World games are on sale but only the most recent iteration has anything specifically to do with pirates).

No doubt this is due to the rise of Rise of Venice.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 01, 2013, 06:03:58 PM
^Is Rise of Venice actually on sale at GG?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on October 01, 2013, 07:49:16 PM
^Is Rise of Venice actually on sale at GG?

No.  I believe his "..and everything vaguely Venice" reference was to The Guild 2 series also being on sale, since one of it's expansions was Venice.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 01, 2013, 08:13:12 PM
Better off that way, I'll wait for a sale. Underwhelmed so far by what I've seen of Rise of Venice anyway and no one here seems to be playing it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 02, 2013, 04:40:09 AM
Better off that way, I'll wait for a sale. Underwhelmed so far by what I've seen of Rise of Venice anyway and no one here seems to be playing it.

I saw it about a month or so back and wrote up a mock review for the devs. You summed it up nicely in that second sentence.

If you really love trading sims, you might like it. I prefer more action and options, such as what Pirates! offered.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 02, 2013, 06:26:46 AM
It's the Venice part that hooks me moreso than the trading...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 02, 2013, 07:40:47 AM
^Is Rise of Venice actually on sale at GG?

No.  I believe his "..and everything vaguely Venice" reference was to The Guild 2 series also being on sale, since one of it's expansions was Venice.

True. Rise might be on some kind of introductory 10% sale maybe, but I think that was last week.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 02, 2013, 09:03:21 AM
Daikatana is on sale on Steam! Only 6.99!

Which for some may be 7.00 too much.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 02, 2013, 10:34:24 AM
Meanwhile, on Gamersgate today, a crazy ton of things are added on sale to the crazy ton of things (pirates and all games in related series).

For grogs, the more interesting sales will be all the Civ V pieces (including all iterations and collections back through Civ3), and Unity of Command, the somewhat larger-scale supply-driven version of Panzer General which follows the East Front WW2 battles from Germany's post-Barbarossa push in its southern theater, to Russia's eventual pushback and victory in Berlin. Oh, and AI War with its current expansions are on sale again. (Didn't we just have one of those sales a couple of weeks ago...? I'm guessing this is preparation for the next expansion coming this fall -- or am I imagining I heard that?)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 02, 2013, 10:37:19 AM
Unity of Command is an enjoyable game.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 02, 2013, 11:46:51 AM
Got my copy of Unity of Command last year...really have to start it at some point...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on October 02, 2013, 04:01:22 PM
Oh, and AI War with its current expansions are on sale again. (Didn't we just have one of those sales a couple of weeks ago...? I'm guessing this is preparation for the next expansion coming this fall -- or am I imagining I heard that?)

Arcen has a new Strategy game coming out next week, named Bionic Dues.   So that's probably why some of their stuff is on sale right now.

There's a recent post here about it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on October 02, 2013, 04:40:29 PM
Eador: Masters of the Broken World is on sale, again, at Gamersgate for another 8 hours. 

$10

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-EMBW/eador-masters-of-the-broken-world
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 03, 2013, 08:26:55 AM
I tried starting that Eador reboot a few weeks ago (not having played Genesis, fwiw), and... I can't quite tell why, but I'm unable to get into it. The pacing doesn't seem right maybe. I can't put a finger on it.

I dearly love UoC as a sort of semi-randomized "puzzle" Panzer General game. If I can get that Splashtop 2 application to work with my brother's big Android pad and his Win8 machine, I'm sure he'll love it, too (although last I checked he was more in the mood of a grand strategy WW2 game first.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on October 03, 2013, 12:39:13 PM
I tried starting that Eador reboot a few weeks ago (not having played Genesis, fwiw), and... I can't quite tell why, but I'm unable to get into it. The pacing doesn't seem right maybe. I can't put a finger on it.

It's not you, it's the game..... others may disagree, but the game is very repetitive and without any real strategic options.... outside of the battle screen which I feel does an excellent job of tactical combat.  I get quit bored with the game the more I played and quit all together...  and that is regrettable because I really wanted to like the game and there are aspects I do enjoy, unfortunately there are not enough of them.

PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on October 03, 2013, 12:56:36 PM
Humble Bundle is pretty good this week:  https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly (https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly).

Name your price for the Neighbours From Hell Compilation DRM-free on Windows. Pay $1 or more and get Steam keys for Red Faction: Armageddon, Supreme Commander, Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance and The Guild 2. If you pay $6 or more, you'll also receive, ArcaniA, Darksiders II, Painkiller: Hell & Damnation and SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on October 03, 2013, 02:49:31 PM
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol (http://store.steampowered.com/app/244070/) on sale for $5 at Steam until 10/7.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on October 03, 2013, 03:32:28 PM
I tried starting that Eador reboot a few weeks ago (not having played Genesis, fwiw), and... I can't quite tell why, but I'm unable to get into it. The pacing doesn't seem right maybe. I can't put a finger on it.

It's not you, it's the game..... others may disagree, but the game is very repetitive and without any real strategic options.... outside of the battle screen which I feel does an excellent job of tactical combat.  I get quit bored with the game the more I played and quit all together...  and that is regrettable because I really wanted to like the game and there are aspects I do enjoy, unfortunately there are not enough of them.

PE

Same.

Just doesn't seem to be enough variety in it to suit the extensive amount of time it can take to play the campaigns.  It may just be the impression I get but the unit variety (for example) seems to be rather small for the scope and amount of time a campaign takes, making it feel fairly repetitive when you're constantly playing out battles against the same handful of enemy army types/units.

It has something, but just not enough of other somethings.  I do think it's worth ten bucks, however.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on October 03, 2013, 03:36:02 PM
Wargame AirLand Battle is 50% off at Gamersgate (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-WAB/wargame-airland-battle).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 03, 2013, 06:50:19 PM
2K sale on Steam. Today, XCom is 75% off.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on October 04, 2013, 11:47:20 AM
GMG is having a 2 for $15 sale.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/two-for/


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 04, 2013, 01:38:24 PM
Wargame AirLand Battle is 50% off at Gamersgate (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-WAB/wargame-airland-battle).

One heck of a good deal there!


Meanwhile, this weekend GoG is putting their Interplay catalog on sale 50%. Some absolute classics in that list. (http://www.gog.com/promo/interplay_weekend_promo_041013)

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on October 04, 2013, 01:57:08 PM
^I'm so tempted to pick up Conquest of the New World.  I still have the original disk but it only works on Win XP or earlier.  Although I never really did figure out that game I'm sure if I use my google-fu I can find some strategy guides out there. 

Since I'm still a GOG newb I have a question for you all.  If a game they offer is compatible with both Windows and MAC OS can I install it on two machines, one Windows based and the other my MacBook Pro?  Steam has a policy where if the game is available on both platforms you buy once and can install on both systems.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 04, 2013, 02:57:44 PM
W8, yes you buy the right to download either platform version, or both (as far as I can tell -- I haven't tested that yet). Once the game is in your on-site library shelf, clicking on the box brings up a screen for downloading the installer, which unlike Gamersgate really is the full game (often packaged with DosBox tweaked to run it).

I would have thought a Win8 game would run a WinXP, once the right little tab was clicked; but if reviews there or elsewhere say Win8 has trouble, then you may have to leave it alone (as a WinXP install on a disk partition may not recognize Win8 modern hardware).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 04, 2013, 03:50:40 PM
Meanwhile, Gamersgate adds another huge wad of games to its sale over the weekend, including among other things a lot of Paradox/Clauswitz games (like Hearts of Iron 3 and its accoutrements), and Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on October 04, 2013, 04:27:45 PM
^I'm so tempted to pick up Conquest of the New World.  I still have the original disk but it only works on Win XP or earlier.  Although I never really did figure out that game I'm sure if I use my google-fu I can find some strategy guides out there. 

Since I'm still a GOG newb I have a question for you all.  If a game they offer is compatible with both Windows and MAC OS can I install it on two machines, one Windows based and the other my MacBook Pro?  Steam has a policy where if the game is available on both platforms you buy once and can install on both systems.

I've had Conquest of the New World on my GOG wishlist for a long time.  At $2.99 there's little reason for me to keep putting it off.

My only concern is that the old school pixelated graphics will make my eyes bleed after a short time.  I'm surprised I can still see without need of eyewear after all the years of staring into monitors.  :o  Don't wanna jinx it!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on October 04, 2013, 06:53:54 PM
Thanks for your reply Jason.  I've decided to give it a go and try this game out on both my machines.  I'll let you know how I made out.


Nefaro,

I'm in the same boat as you wrt to old tired eyes and pixelated graphics.  The only bad thing is that I do suspect I'll need glasses soon.  I find that after staring at a monitor for an hour or so my long range focus is a tad bit blurry.  After staring at a distant object though for a few seconds my eyes readjust and things are fine again.  Man I hate getting old!!   >:(
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 04, 2013, 07:38:11 PM
Everything Borderlands 2 is 66% off on Steam. No doubt one of the 2 days this weekend will be a Civ V day. Not sure what the other one will be.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 04, 2013, 07:55:20 PM
^^ I hope not; Civ V was 50% off today on Steam and I finally bought it. I'm going to be ticced if they go to 66% instead.

W8, I am slowly discovering that nice large pixellated graphics are actually easier on my eyes than those little tiny points and fonts on a 1080p screen.  :'(
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on October 05, 2013, 11:41:45 AM
Bioshock Infinite is $13 today on Steam....


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on October 05, 2013, 12:22:01 PM
Is Bioshock Infinite a recommended play?  I really enjoyed the original, but got bored with the second one...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on October 05, 2013, 12:53:14 PM
Is Bioshock Infinite a recommended play?  I really enjoyed the original, but got bored with the second one...

It's been almost universally applauded since its release earlier this year.  Wouldn't be surprised if it gets a bunch of GOTY nominations. 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JudgeDredd on October 05, 2013, 01:17:49 PM
Is Bioshock Infinite a recommended play?  I really enjoyed the original, but got bored with the second one...
I'm enjoying it immensely - to the point where I have started over because I wasn't really paying attention to the story!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 05, 2013, 02:21:18 PM
^^ I hope not; Civ V was 50% off today on Steam and I finally bought it. I'm going to be ticced if they go to 66% instead.

W8, I am slowly discovering that nice large pixellated graphics are actually easier on my eyes than those little tiny points and fonts on a 1080p screen.  :'(

Dude, dude, dude...if a publisher is having a weekend sale with a different daily deal each day, you don't EVER buy something from that publisher until :

1. It gets a daily deal.
2. It's the last day of the sale, and it didn't ever get a daily deal.

I almost guarantee that tomorrow is Civ V day.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 05, 2013, 04:17:14 PM
Someone convince me to buy BioShock and BioShock 2 for $10 total on Steam. Seems like a good deal (I could add BioShock Infinite for another $14 too). I've never played any BioShock title before but am tempted. The only thing about it that's making me not pull the trigger is it looks rather...odd. Maybe that's a bonus, I just can't tell from the reviews I've seen.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on October 05, 2013, 04:34:20 PM
Well I can't speak for Bioshock 2, but the first game is a modern masterpiece.  Without spoiling anything...It has a genuinely brilliant story, a setting both beautiful and disturbing, enemies that are far more interesting than average, excellent gunplay, moral choices...the list goes on.  It's the best FPS I have ever played.  If you have even a passing interest in shooters that aren't Call of Duty, you owe it to yourself to buy Bioshock.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on October 05, 2013, 04:49:18 PM
I really loved Bioshock.  Bioshock 2 was good.  I just picked up Bioshock Infinite on Steam too.  Downloading now.  I've had an itch to shoot up some shiznit and this should do the trick nicely.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 05, 2013, 05:31:08 PM
Thanks, gents. Good enough for me, I'll give them a shot.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on October 05, 2013, 05:34:04 PM
You won't regret it.  I've played Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite and was absolutely captivated by the story line, great character development, and fairly easy to understand and play gameplay in both games.  (I have Bioshock 2 but haven't fired it up yet)

Infinite really left a mark on my brain for sure with it's brilliant ending.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on October 05, 2013, 06:42:16 PM
bioshock 1 is one of my all time favorites, 2 was ok. haven't played infinite yet. I played 1 and 2 on a PS3, been waiting for them to remove securom from them so i can re-buy on the computer... and apparently they have ....off to re-buy.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 05, 2013, 08:49:21 PM
Just played about 20 minutes of Bioshock 1, and all I can say is, holy crap.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on October 05, 2013, 09:02:09 PM
it only gets better  ;D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on October 05, 2013, 09:49:31 PM
Just played about 20 minutes of Bioshock 1, and all I can say is, holy crap.

Sub-aquatic Libertarians are the absolute worst.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on October 05, 2013, 10:13:49 PM
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is 50% off.... $5!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/244070/?snr=1_4_4__106_4
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on October 06, 2013, 12:40:34 AM
Just played about 20 minutes of Bioshock 1, and all I can say is, holy crap.

:D

It gets better and better.  You must play it through to the end, no matter what!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on October 06, 2013, 07:37:16 AM
Wargame: Airland Battle (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-WAB/wargame-airland-battle) Gamersgate Daily Deal:  $13.59
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on October 06, 2013, 11:25:41 AM
Wargame: Airland Battle (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-WAB/wargame-airland-battle) Gamersgate Daily Deal:  $13.59


Another example of Arctic Blast's, "If it's on sale, wait for it to get even cheaper on a Daily Deal!" practice!  ;D




Dude, dude, dude...if a publisher is having a weekend sale with a different daily deal each day, you don't EVER buy something from that publisher until :

1. It gets a daily deal.
2. It's the last day of the sale, and it didn't ever get a daily deal.

I almost guarantee that tomorrow is Civ V day.


EDIT:

LOL!

Sure enough the Civ V daily deal hits too, as predicted.  :P

http://store.steampowered.com/app/8930/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 06, 2013, 01:17:26 PM
What's worse, it's 75% off, not just 50%.

CURSE YOU STEAM AND YOUR INEVITABLE BETRAYAL!!!  :D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on October 06, 2013, 02:12:25 PM
Glad you're enjoying Bioshock 1.   :)


Well I can confirm that if you buy a game on GOG that is able to run on Windows and Mac you can indeed install an instance on your Windows PC and on your Mac.  Too cool!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on October 06, 2013, 05:23:23 PM



Well I can confirm that if you buy a game on GOG that is able to run on Windows and Mac you can indeed install an instance on your Windows PC and on your Mac.  Too cool!

Of course you can.  All GOG games have 'No DRM'.  So you can load them on what you want, no online activation or switching license BS.    :D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Barthheart on October 07, 2013, 06:33:22 AM
Matrix Sale of the Week: Unity of Command - $9.99 download! Unity of Command: Red Turn - $4.99!!

Great prices for some great gaming.

http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1228/Unity.of.Command.Series.on.Sale!

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 07, 2013, 07:47:49 AM
Wow, that's another pretty major sale from Matrix -- a bit late to compete with the other recent UoC sale at Gamersgate, but still good news. Almost as good as hearing that the next expansion is already in closed beta testing!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 07, 2013, 06:59:16 PM
Chainsaw Warrior is on Steam for $4.99.

Never played this but I remember a lot of good things about it from gamers way back when. I like the gameplay trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F6phyyRhiw) but they spelled "until" with two L's. Yes, that bothers me.

But anyway, any of you play this game back in the day?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 08, 2013, 08:55:49 AM
That should bother you!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on October 08, 2013, 10:33:18 AM
Chainsaw Warrior is on Steam for $4.99.

Never played this but I remember a lot of good things about it from gamers way back when. I like the gameplay trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F6phyyRhiw) but they spelled "until" with two L's. Yes, that bothers me.

But anyway, any of you play this game back in the day?

I'm picking this up today.... have read good things about it. 

PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on October 08, 2013, 11:21:32 AM
Chainsaw Warrior is on Steam for $4.99.

Never played this but I remember a lot of good things about it from gamers way back when. I like the gameplay trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F6phyyRhiw) but they spelled "until" with two L's. Yes, that bothers me.

But anyway, any of you play this game back in the day?

I'm picking this up today.... have read good things about it. 

PE

It's a five dollar solitaire tabletop port.  No-brainer for me.

Although it's a port from a tablet game so the usual lack of tooltips & such can be a pain.  It's an okay game.. mostly purchasing a handful of item cards at the start and then dicing your way through decks of monster/trap cards.  Not something I'd play very long-term.  I probably should've just picked it up on my Kindle instead.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 08, 2013, 07:15:43 PM
Assassin's Creed III standard edition on sale for 11.99 at Steam (regularly 29.99), deluxe edition 23.99 (regularly 59.99) until 10/11.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on October 09, 2013, 12:12:57 PM
GoG.com is having a Gov't Shutdown promo (http://www.gog.com/news/special_promo_shutdown_promo).  Plus, if you're a furloughed gubbermint worker and have a letter to prove it...you can pick up the games in the promo for free.

http://www.gog.com/promo/shutdown_promo_091013

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Showing you how government works, in case yours doesn't!
Speaking from one organization that has had an unpopular shutdown to another: America. What are you doing? America? Stahp.

Shutdowns are never popular, and all of the polls show that this is not a big hit with most Americans either. Americans may be looking for something fun to do, since all their parks are closed for the moment. Thankfully your favorite purveyor of digital games is here to help. It occurs to us that one of the problems may be that there are people on Capitol Hill who don't know what a functioning government looks like, so we thought we'd help and point a few out with a special 24-hour 50% off Shutdown Promo.

The Guild: Gold Edition is a great place to see where the term "Machiavellian Politics" originated from. If you're looking to find a land where earning power was the key to success in the political arena, look no further. Meanwhile, in Capitalism Plus and Capitalism 2, you can get the best economic sims that money can buy half off and see for yourself how a demand economy functions. Tropico Reloaded is 50% off as a reminder of what can happen when governments go awry, and Alpha Centauri (with the Alien Crossfire expansion!) has more different styles of governments modeled than you can shake a stick at. So, really, these games are a quick lesson in civic government. Because we're concerned for you guys.

There has been a lot of furor over health care in America leading up to this shutdown, and we think it's a shame so many people are upset about medicine and how to treat each other. To help further our educational mission for this promo, we figured we'd put Theme Hospital in the sale as well, because that way you can judge for yourself just how tricky it can be to balance the needs of sick patients against limited budgets. Finally, for reasons entirely unrelated to who may or may not have been involved in shutting down the US Government, we also appear to have Redneck Rampage on sale 50% off.

Finally, we would like to express our condolences to everyone who's been furloughed by the shutdown. More than that, actually, we'd like to offer you the games pack of our special Shutdown Promo for free. Send an email to thanksobama@gog.com with your picture holding the official furlough letter you received, before Friday 11 October 2013 at 12:00 EDT and we'll give you The Guild: Gold Edition, Capitalism, Capitalism 2, Tropico: Gold Edition, Alpha Centauri + Alien Crossfire, Theme Hospital, and Redneck Rampage free.

We hope the games will keep you all occupied while you're waiting for someone on Capitol Hill to get their act together. Meanwhile, get The Guild, Capitalism Plus, Capitalism 2, Tropico: Gold Edition, Alpha Centauri + Alien Crossfire, Theme Hospital, and Redneck Rampage 50% off (or free if you met the requirements above), in our special Shutdown Promo! The offer lasts until Thursday, October 10, at 12:59PM GMT.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 09, 2013, 01:31:00 PM
^^ Redneck Rampage.  ::) :P
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on October 10, 2013, 08:41:29 AM
...some more GoG.com specials:

Divinity: Dragon Commander is 40% off (that's only $23.99) until 3.59 AM GMT on 14 October 2013.

Divinity: Dragon Commander--Imperial Edition also is 40% off (that's only $26.99).

[update:  same prices on Steam for the weekend]

...and

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Buy any game on GOG.com and get the Witcher 1, too, free for a limited time!
This is the final week of our 5th Birthday Celebration. We're going to go above and beyond the call of birthday, though, and give you guys something incredible for our final thank you: buy anything on GOG.com--yes, anything--and get a free copy of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition with any purchase.

In case you don't know about it (how don't you know about it if you've found your way here?) the game has been lauded as:

"a fantastic RPG, and an amazing achievement for first-time Polish developer CD Projekt" (PC Gamer)

and

"one of the most engrossing, mature games in years" (Gamespot).

It's a definite must-have for all RPG fans and, frankly, all story-oriented mature gamers, and now, for an entire week it comes at an unbeatable price of free!

Combine that with the sale that we have right now on Divinity: Dragon Commander for extra promotional goodness, or find anything else that strikes your fancy and get a copy of the Witcher. Buy one for your friends--heck, at this price go ahead and buy one for people you don't even like all that much. ;)

This special offer lasts until Thursday, October 17 at 9:59 AM GMT
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on October 10, 2013, 10:50:25 AM
GamersGate is currently running a "loyalty deal" for Europa Universalis IV until Oct. 16.  Both the regular version (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-EU4/europa-universalis-iv) and the Extreme Edition (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-24457031) are 25% off. 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on October 10, 2013, 01:27:12 PM
Humble Weekly Bundle:

Just $1 is required to get Steam keys for Cities XL Platinum, Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, Divinity II: Developer’s Cut, R.A.W. Realms of Ancient War, Confrontation and Game of Thrones. If you pay $6 or more, you’ll also receive Wargame: European Escalation and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes!

www.humblebundle.com/weekly (http://www.humblebundle.com/weekly)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on October 10, 2013, 01:40:49 PM
Yeah that's a damn good bundle.  I'll get it for Cities alone.  I'm sure my lady will play the Sherlock Holmes game too.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on October 10, 2013, 02:05:22 PM
Pretty good bundle.... all the games I have now my back log is full.... even at a cheap price.


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on October 10, 2013, 02:10:59 PM
Tower Wars (http://store.steampowered.com/app/214360/) $2 at Steam until 10/14.  This one didn't have much (any?) single player when it was first released, but they've added it in the latest update.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on October 10, 2013, 03:58:26 PM
StarDrive is 66% off on Steam.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 10, 2013, 07:47:13 PM
Humble Weekly Bundle:

Just $1 is required to get Steam keys for Cities XL Platinum, Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, Divinity II: Developer’s Cut, R.A.W. Realms of Ancient War, Confrontation and Game of Thrones. If you pay $6 or more, you’ll also receive Wargame: European Escalation and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes!

www.humblebundle.com/weekly (http://www.humblebundle.com/weekly)

That's a REALLY good bundle!

I've never bought anything from HB before and just tried two different debit cards - neither of them work. Money isn't the issue; their billing page keeps telling me "card and zip do not match." It's highlighting my state as if that's an issue. Both these cards work fine elsewhere and I made certain both accounts are in order. I don't know what the deal is...anyone ever have this happen to them?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: smittyohio on October 11, 2013, 05:35:51 AM
Yeah that's a damn good bundle.  I'll get it for Cities alone.  I'm sure my lady will play the Sherlock Holmes game too.

Can someone clarify something for me... The bundle contains Cities XL platinum, which appears to be an expansion, requiring ownership of Cities XL.  Is this correct?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on October 11, 2013, 06:57:56 AM
GOG is giving away the witcher enhanced edition directors cut free with any purchase until OCT 17th. EA titles on sale.

http://www.gog.com/promo/exciting_ea_exclusives_111013

thinking of picking up DK2
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on October 11, 2013, 07:41:34 AM
Yeah that's a damn good bundle.  I'll get it for Cities alone.  I'm sure my lady will play the Sherlock Holmes game too.

Can someone clarify something for me... The bundle contains Cities XL platinum, which appears to be an expansion, requiring ownership of Cities XL.  Is this correct?

I've got Cities XL Platinum and never had a previous version.  Cities XL Platinum is a stand-alone, not an expansion.  There was quite a bit of grumbling around the internet when it came out because it did not add much more than a few new buildings to the previous version...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: smittyohio on October 11, 2013, 08:05:15 AM
Yeah that's a damn good bundle.  I'll get it for Cities alone.  I'm sure my lady will play the Sherlock Holmes game too.

Can someone clarify something for me... The bundle contains Cities XL platinum, which appears to be an expansion, requiring ownership of Cities XL.  Is this correct?

I've got Cities XL Platinum and never had a previous version.  Cities XL Platinum is a stand-alone, not an expansion.  There was quite a bit of grumbling around the internet when it came out because it did not add much more than a few new buildings to the previous version...

Cool, thx!   For some reason amazon lists that it requires another version.    Good to know
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on October 11, 2013, 08:22:53 AM
smittyohio -- actually, now that I think back (a bit harder) on it, I believe there is also an upgrade to Platinum if you have Cities XL 2012, but you can get Cities XL Platinum as a stand-alone game.  I can't image the version in the HB is just the upgrade...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on October 11, 2013, 09:02:08 AM
Yeah, and I certainly wouldn't go by what Amazon says anyway.  Their product information is often inaccurate.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: weateallthepies on October 11, 2013, 09:32:11 AM
Humble Weekly Bundle:

Just $1 is required to get Steam keys for Cities XL Platinum, Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, Divinity II: Developer’s Cut, R.A.W. Realms of Ancient War, Confrontation and Game of Thrones. If you pay $6 or more, you’ll also receive Wargame: European Escalation and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes!

www.humblebundle.com/weekly (http://www.humblebundle.com/weekly)

That's a REALLY good bundle!

I've never bought anything from HB before and just tried two different debit cards - neither of them work. Money isn't the issue; their billing page keeps telling me "card and zip do not match." It's highlighting my state as if that's an issue. Both these cards work fine elsewhere and I made certain both accounts are in order. I don't know what the deal is...anyone ever have this happen to them?

Have you tried clicking through to the paypal page? You can pay with debit/credit card there too without registering, might work better than their own paywall.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on October 14, 2013, 05:33:16 AM
matrixgames has revolution under siege and birth of America 2 for $9.99 each. sale runs oct14th-20th.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bison on October 14, 2013, 08:55:22 AM
Gamersgate is having Columbus Day flash sales all day today.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on October 14, 2013, 10:12:35 AM
matrixgames has revolution under siege and birth of America 2 for $9.99 each. sale runs oct14th-20th.

Saw that.  If I didn't already own both, I'd grab 'em up in a heartbeat. 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on October 14, 2013, 10:36:50 AM
Unity of Command Pack $7.49 @ GG..... may finally pick this up.


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 14, 2013, 11:56:28 AM
matrixgames has revolution under siege and birth of America 2 for $9.99 each. sale runs oct14th-20th.

Wow, they're really scaling up their sale objects in the past few weeks, aren't they!? Both are excellent choices (one of them fairly recent as a release). Too bad I already picked up both during a Christmas sale.

I wonder if putting more recent and popular items on sale reflects success in previous sales, or failure (so they're testing whether higher profile items will be bitten)? I hope it's success: I like Matrix. :)


Bison, that Columbus Day sale at GG is rather schizophrenically vast!  ;D

PE, yep a good time to grab UoC before the next DLC is released. The fellow running the Across the Dnepr 2 AAR in another Grog thread says he's on the closed beta for a UoC campaign to flesh out the southern theater drive (or I suppose it's still the southern front, since it would be weird to switch over to central or northern front now) with Barbarossa action. (And that UoC2 is in development.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on October 14, 2013, 12:20:43 PM
Noticed JA2 Gold is now $4.99 on STEAM.


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on October 14, 2013, 05:31:27 PM
matrixgames has revolution under siege and birth of America 2 for $9.99 each. sale runs oct14th-20th.

Saw that.  If I didn't already own both, I'd grab 'em up in a heartbeat.

Same.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on October 16, 2013, 12:40:15 PM
out of the park 14 is $19.99 until the end of the world series. a savings of 50%  :o
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on October 16, 2013, 02:42:16 PM
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol for $1.25 at Gamefly (Steam key) (http://digital.gamefly.com/#!/download-sid-meier's-ace-patrol/5006610?adtrackingid=cmju029). Not a bad little game, surprised its down this low so quickly...

Green Man Gaming (http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/shooter/bioshock-infinite-na/) has BioShock Infinite (PC Digital Download) for $13.59 - 20% off with coupon code "GMG20-7EKXF-UTQXX" = $10.88.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on October 17, 2013, 11:52:25 AM
Stardock games are 50%-75% off on Steam.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on October 17, 2013, 12:03:17 PM
Endless Space (http://store.steampowered.com/app/208140/) is on sale at Steam for the next couple of days. Get Endless Space - Emperor Edition for $7.49 or Endless Space Gold for $8.74 U.S.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on October 17, 2013, 09:05:10 PM
Both on steam

batman arkham asylum GOTY edition
batman arkham city GOTY edition         

both 75% off this weekend
http://store.steampowered.com/sale/batman_weekend

i'm a big batman fan and have been waiting for them to remove GFWL & securom, looks like they did so i'll be picking them up for a later play as i'm busy with flashpoint red storm right now.

also in the spirit of halloween bundle stars has the bloodbath bundle

http://www.bundlestars.com/all-bundles/Bloodbath-Bundle/   for $2.50

includes
Clutch
Necrovision
Necrovision-lost company
The Void
99 levels to hell
Zombie bowl-o-rama

All Steam games
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on October 18, 2013, 01:06:44 AM
That Bundlestars bundle is worth it for The Void alone; one of the most memorable gaming experiences it's possible to have.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 18, 2013, 06:19:25 AM
What is The Void?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on October 18, 2013, 11:37:17 AM
What is The Void?

Ha!  That's a tough question to answer!  It's a first-person adventure, I suppose, from the utterly mental developers Ice-Pick Lodge.  Briefly, you are someone who has just died and, instead of arriving in the "real" afterlife, you've been diverted into the Void.  It is a bleak, colourless land populated by strange creatures.  You immediately encounter a Sister, who sort of takes you under her wing and explains that the most precious substance in the Void is colour, and it's an extremely scarce resource.  You learn to find, harvest and refine it.  Colour is everything; your mana, your weapon, your means of communicating...everything.

It gets really weird from there.  Essentially, I suppose it's kind of a first person real time strategy survival horror game (not scary horror, just unsettling).  I'm loathe to explain any further - I've only covered the first five minutes of the game.  I urge everyone to play it because it's absolutely unique, and quite an experience.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: mirth on October 18, 2013, 11:42:52 AM
Damn! Arkham City GOTY for $7.50?! There goes all my free time.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 18, 2013, 12:28:47 PM
Thanks Huw...sounds like a subtle freak out.

Green Man is having a 'scary' sale this weekend!! Get to steppin'!!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on October 18, 2013, 01:49:24 PM
Damn! Arkham City GOTY for $7.50?! There goes all my free time.

Arkham City GOTY for that price is a steal!  Great game, I picked it up for 19.99.  I don't regret not waiting for a price drop like 7.50 though.  It's well worth the price of admission.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on October 18, 2013, 02:06:44 PM
both batman games are great. I actually finished arkham city. granted there are achievments, collectibles, riddler stuff that I never even came close to getting or even attempted to get but still got plenty of time in game just for the story.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on October 18, 2013, 02:09:36 PM
both batman games are great. I actually finished arkham city. granted there are achievments, collectibles, riddler stuff that I never even came close to getting or even attempted to get but still got plenty of time in game just for the story.

I just got a code for a free copy of the latest one.  I'm guessing it's the same gameplay as the previous couple?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 18, 2013, 02:48:53 PM
I'm seeing something called The Stanley Parable on Steam and despite having read the description and watched all three of its trailers, I still have no idea what the purpose of this game is, except to be full of witty, dry British humour.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on October 18, 2013, 03:06:09 PM
both batman games are great. I actually finished arkham city. granted there are achievments, collectibles, riddler stuff that I never even came close to getting or even attempted to get but still got plenty of time in game just for the story.

I just got a code for a free copy of the latest one.  I'm guessing it's the same gameplay as the previous couple?

you got a code for a free arkham origins? there are only two batman games so far-asylum and city, origins is the third. I haven't seen any gameplay vids for origins but I would assume they haven't strayed far from what made the first two so good.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on October 18, 2013, 05:09:37 PM
both batman games are great. I actually finished arkham city. granted there are achievments, collectibles, riddler stuff that I never even came close to getting or even attempted to get but still got plenty of time in game just for the story.

I just got a code for a free copy of the latest one.  I'm guessing it's the same gameplay as the previous couple?

you got a code for a free arkham origins? there are only two batman games so far-asylum and city, origins is the third. I haven't seen any gameplay vids for origins but I would assume they haven't strayed far from what made the first two so good.

Yes, I got a free code for Origins with my new vid card.

I also have Arkham City GOTY but I can't play it on a monitor due to it's low FOV (being a console port).  Bad motion sickness.  However, I may give the new one a try, running it on the 46" tv from a long distance away, with a 360 controller, since the situation is probably still the same.  No problems then.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 18, 2013, 06:25:08 PM
What does make the Batman games so good?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on October 18, 2013, 06:44:19 PM
What does make the Batman games so good?

story, characters, cutscenes, controls were easy and i used mouse+keyboard. the ambiance, you had arkham asylum and gotham to run around in. the combat had choices, you could take em out one by one with stealth or just go in with batarangs blazing! world is multileveled meaning you can run along the streets or go from rooftop to rooftop. I never felt limited as to my options. you leveled up and put points into better armor, better gadgets etc...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on October 18, 2013, 06:51:22 PM
^Nicely summed up.  I totally agree with CptHowdy's assessment. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: mirth on October 18, 2013, 07:04:19 PM
+1 to what has been said about the Batman  games. Bottom line is that playing the game makes you feel like a badass Batman while still being fun and challenging.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 18, 2013, 07:09:56 PM
Thanks Capt. I have one of the games that I got on sale somewhere...I think it's the first one.

Do these games have creepy elements? With Arkham involved they have to eh?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 18, 2013, 08:25:05 PM
Thanks Capt. I have one of the games that I got on sale somewhere...I think it's the first one.

Do these games have creepy elements? With Arkham involved they have to eh?

The first game is by its nature much creepier... wait you haven't played these games yet? WHY ARE YOU SPENDING TIME ON THE INTERNET, IF YOU HAVE EVEN THE SLIGHTEST INTEREST IN BATMAN OR ANYTHING VAGUELY BATMAN RELATED YOU SHOULD BE PLAYING THESE GAMES!

But yes, the first game is rather more Halloweenish in its design than the second. Very autumny and scarecrowy and claustrophobic and oppressive and things are more likely to jump out of nowhere at you especially later in the game screaming REALLY REALLY LOUD and making you pee.

If, y'know, Batman ever peed from being shocked. Which never, ever happened. Ever. Because that's completely stupid. But this might do it.

Seriously, the first game often gets across the vibe of Batman fighting a fearful environment by being scarier. The second game not so much, but it's arguably even better overall in many ways. Both are absolutely excellent polished game designs, featuring the now-classic vocal talents from the 90s animated series reprising many of the key and secondary roles.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 18, 2013, 08:27:00 PM
Noticed JA2 Gold is now $4.99 on STEAM.


PE

I have no idea how many versions of that game I own, and I don't think I've ever even played a single moment of it yet. But I still bought the Steam version anyway while it was on sale. This probably means something, but I'm a little scared to investigate what.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on October 18, 2013, 08:33:35 PM
Thanks Capt. I have one of the games that I got on sale somewhere...I think it's the first one.

Do these games have creepy elements? With Arkham involved they have to eh?

obviously the settings themselves are creepy but the villians are as well. I didn't go in knowing a lot about the villians such as the joker, harlie Quinn, scarecrow, some serial murder guy, etc... very creepy stuff when you get bits of info about them during the story and you never know when you will run into them!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 18, 2013, 11:40:23 PM
Thanks Capt. I have one of the games that I got on sale somewhere...I think it's the first one.

Do these games have creepy elements? With Arkham involved they have to eh?

Not necessarily creepy, but the Scarecrow segments from the first game feature some of the most creatively insane things I have ever seen in a game.
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Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on October 19, 2013, 01:41:14 PM
Thanks to Ladonis down in my WW2 thread for pointing this out. 

There is a 1C bundle sale on a site called Groupees.  Basically you pick as many of the 25 games as you want and it gives you a suggested price and a minimum.  Min for 2 games is $1, 3 is $1.50.  Also, if you buy two games you get like 6 more games as bonuses.

I did it through Amazon and the Steam keys are individual, not tied to the bundle, so you can give them away to your friends if you have extras. 

Really good deal...I got Men of War Assault Squad (finally) for a single buck!

http://groupees.com/1cmb
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 19, 2013, 06:46:10 PM
Scarecrowy...I can't not like that.

And Men of War Assault Squad for a dollah??

That is the one with the playable Japanese right?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on October 22, 2013, 12:05:24 PM
sir, you are being hunted. 50% off on steam. midweek madness ends the 25th.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 22, 2013, 12:44:02 PM
New Rome II: Total War DLC for Nomadic Tribes (Roxolani, Scythia, Massagate) available for free starting today on Steam. After 10/29 this DLC will be 7.99.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on October 22, 2013, 01:16:25 PM
New Rome II: Total War DLC for Nomadic Tribes (Roxolani, Scythia, Massagate) available for free starting today on Steam. After 10/29 this DLC will be 7.99.

Interesting.

I thought "Free until 10/29" meant that it's a limited-time demo kind of thing.  But it's showing up in my owned DLC list, so I dunno. *shrug*
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 22, 2013, 03:34:20 PM
If you download before 10/29, you pay nothing. I got mine(s). Looking forward to the Scythians. Yet another little tidbit that will get me back into Rome II sooner rather than later.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 22, 2013, 05:02:39 PM
sir, you are being hunted. 50% off on steam. midweek madness ends the 25th.

Yeppy yep, snagged it myself!

Since Cpt beat me to the news, allow me to present the lesser news that Fantasy Wars is 75% on Steam. (I had thought Elven Legacy and its DLC was already on Steam, but Steam disagrees with me, insert digestion joke here. But the EL collection is available at Gamersgate.)

Anyone who loves (1) Panzer General and (2) classic high fantasy tropes (thus also Fantasy General which this was originally designed as an updated remake of), and would like a colorful game with 3D art in their turn-based battles, should find this well worth the normal $15 asking price not even counting the sale! (Ditto for the sequel EL collection over at Gamersgate.) Be aware that although the game design is generally much improved over FG, the music is tripe at best, and the English spoken talent is spotty; also the map design can be brutal, forcing hard choices over whether to risk failing the map turn limit in order to pick up extra gold/loot. Still, it's brutal in that Panzer Generalish fair way: the AI knows how to use the rules and the map and will HURT YOU if you don't think about how to use the rules to your own best advantage. (And sometimes even then, due to randomness, but the randomness is fairly applied to each side.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on October 22, 2013, 07:49:48 PM
Not to totally steal my man JasonPratt's thunder here (but I'm going to), you can get an even better deal by purchasing Fantasy Wars through the Groupees 1C bundle...you can get Fantasy Wars, plus one other game of your choice, plus 6 additional bonus games, for a mere $1.

Why pay more?   8)

http://groupees.com/1cmb

Five hours left as of 9:49pm EST so don't wait!

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 23, 2013, 06:57:29 AM
Good call! -- does that include the Elven Legacy collection as the optional second game?  ;D

Wait, duh, the sale is over, nevermind. (And it doesn't.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on October 23, 2013, 11:41:59 AM
GameFly (http://digital.gamefly.com/#!/promotion/497) has a few Elder Scroll PC Digital Download Games on sale. Save an extra 20% off with coupon code GFDOCT20. (Prices shown are after 20% off).  All Steam keys...

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim $12
Dawnguard $8
Dragonborn $8
Hearthfire $2
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on October 25, 2013, 09:37:46 AM
http://getloadedgo.com

New Get Loaded Sale.....

Any 2 for $15




PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on October 25, 2013, 10:02:58 AM
http://getloadedgo.com

New Get Loaded Sale.....

Any 2 for $15

  • Hitman Absolution Professional Edition
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • DiRT Showdown
  • Rising Storm
  • SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny Digital Deluxe Edition
  • Sniper Elite V2: High Command Edition
  • StarDrive
  • Serious Sam 3: BFE Seriously Digital Edition
  • The Darkness II
  • Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army



PE

LOL when it said Panzers East new post in the Sales thread, I was hoping it would be a Carenado sale!!!  8)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 26, 2013, 05:42:55 PM
In case for some reason you have no desire or ability or (in my case) permission to download the new Batman: Arkham game yet (I'm not sure it's in physical release, but Steam, GG and console portals have it -- I'm waiting so relatives will have something for my birthday next month  8) ), may I suggest for $20 Enslaved: Odyssey to the West -- Premium Edition?

I have it for the Playstation 3, and played it a few years ago -- it's a very nice environmental combat science fiction 3PS ("Like God Of War But..." as Yahtzee at Zero Punctuation would say) with a great story, probably intended to be loosely based on the famous Chinese myth of the "Journey to the West" (the one with the mischievous monkey king hero), although someone more familiar with the source material would have to explain the overlaps to me. It was just released on Steam in time to be completely overshadowed by BatArkOrigins, so it could use some love.

I do recommend playing the DLC mission with a side character, Pigsy, trying to find a wife first, as it serves as a good introduction to the game and gives a lot of context to his character when they arrive at him in the main game, but doesn't spoil any main plot.

Andy Serkis (who previously collaborated with the design team Ninja Theory on their PS3 entry game Heavenly Sword) directed the motion capture performances and plays the main character of Monkey.

(i.e. the guy who played Gollum and King Kong for Peter Jackson.  :o :o :o )
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on October 28, 2013, 08:22:16 AM
Matrixgames Deal of the Week

A new Deal weighs anchor for another week!

This week is dedicated to the Pacific Theater of WWII (http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1264/The.Deal.sets.sail.to.the.Pacific!).

From the 28th  of October  to the 3rd of November, War in the Pacific - Admiral's Edition will be discounted to $49.99/$64.99 (Digital/Boxed version) and War Plan Orange: Dreadnoughts in the Pacific 1922 - 1930  will be discounted to $19.99/$29.99 (Digital/Boxed version), a discount of up to 55 %! Pick up this classic games and set your fleet for the battle!

Visit the Matrix Games Store, choose your favorite games and add to your cart!Matrixgames Deal of the Week
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 28, 2013, 08:57:05 AM
Wow! -- granted, WPO has been around for a while, and granted $50 for a downloaded game is still scary high for most people who aren't console gamers. ;)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 28, 2013, 10:26:05 AM
Anyone here play WPO? I have wanted that game forever.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on October 28, 2013, 11:20:44 AM
Wow indeed!  That's a good price.  I echo Gus's question as well.  Plus any good mods?  WitE has some excellent mods out there.  Really wish that game was on sale for this price.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on October 28, 2013, 12:35:01 PM
Does War Plan Orange use the War in the Pacific engine and is it as complicated as that game?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on October 28, 2013, 06:05:45 PM
Does War Plan Orange use the War in the Pacific engine and is it as complicated as that game?

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3339202
third post down says it started as a mod for WiP and uses that engine
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on October 28, 2013, 06:56:50 PM
Does War Plan Orange use the War in the Pacific engine and is it as complicated as that game?

I'm pretty sure there are very few -- if any -- games as complicated as WITP:AE.  :P 

(But yeah, I've been told WPO is at least somewhat less complex.) 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on October 28, 2013, 06:58:37 PM
I own Matrix's War Plan Orange and at least twice a year I install it and try my best to get through a few turns. Then I give up for another 6 months. I just can't wrap my brain around it or WITP for that matter (I have the non-AE version). I want to learn WPO but just don't have the time or grey matter. OTOH, I do have Avalanche Press' board game War Plan Orange and it includes airships! Too bad it's out of print though copies do surface occasionally on eBay and the like.

(http://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic71437_lg.jpg)

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4918/great-war-at-sea-u-s-navy-plan-orange

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 28, 2013, 07:41:02 PM
Airships nom nom nom
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Steelgrave on October 28, 2013, 07:49:09 PM
Matrixgames Deal of the Week

A new Deal weighs anchor for another week!

This week is dedicated to the Pacific Theater of WWII (http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1264/The.Deal.sets.sail.to.the.Pacific!).

From the 28th  of October  to the 3rd of November, War in the Pacific - Admiral's Edition will be discounted to $49.99/$64.99 (Digital/Boxed version) and War Plan Orange: Dreadnoughts in the Pacific 1922 - 1930  will be discounted to $19.99/$29.99 (Digital/Boxed version), a discount of up to 55 %! Pick up this classic games and set your fleet for the battle!

Visit the Matrix Games Store, choose your favorite games and add to your cart!Matrixgames Deal of the Week

I've been waiting forever for War Plan Orange to go on sale. Hell, at $19.99 I'm going to buy it even if I never get to play.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 29, 2013, 06:54:02 AM
I used to be like that...I can't justify it though. I know I want to love a game like that but without enough time I would be throwing the money away.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on October 29, 2013, 07:46:14 AM
I'd like to get Witp AE but...I already have Witp and don't play it because the interface makes an already complex game needlessly complicated.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 29, 2013, 09:55:33 AM
WPO is great if a little buggy; the developer did his best to support it, but real life required him to move on.

The game system is a slightly simplified version of the original WitP engine; so while it's missing some features from the first WitP, and moreso from the second, it's proportionately easier to learn. (Except for the parts of AE which made things work better, I guess. :) )

I definitely recommend it for people who want to see if they'd enjoy WitP-AE but don't want to risk that much of an investment. Just be aware that weapon platforms at all levels (sea, air or land) won't be as effective as WW2 platforms would be, especially air and sub.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on October 29, 2013, 01:24:00 PM
I'd like to get Witp AE but...I already have Witp and don't play it because the interface makes an already complex game needlessly complicated.

Yep.  The interface on UV was extremely torturous so I never put the later ones on my want list.  I would probably jump at AE but the memory of all that click-click-clicking on each of the massive amount of lone settings was enough to make me quit before.  That doesn't look to have changed.  :-\
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on October 29, 2013, 01:56:30 PM
any recommendations for the steam Halloween sale? ive got don't starve in my cart at the moment and wouldn't mind adding another cheapie to bump it over 10 bucks.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 29, 2013, 02:24:47 PM
any recommendations for the steam Halloween sale? ive got don't starve in my cart at the moment and wouldn't mind adding another cheapie to bump it over 10 bucks.

I had a lot of fun with Costume Quest. It's a bit silly, but you get to fight in little battles as whatever costume you're wearing. Big cat? Yep. Missile spewing robot? Yep. And so on. It has its moments of humor as well.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 29, 2013, 02:38:28 PM
I second Costume Quest (which I already own, on the PS3 I think.)

I'm personally picking up

The Next BIG Thing -- wacky Lucasartsish adventure about real monsters as Hollywood movie stars, somewhat along the line of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? crossed with the Munsters.

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles -- released by the Frogwares, who have done a bunch of other Holmes series games -- but this one looks more colorful and static than their usual games, but I make a habit of collecting their Holmes adventures.

and

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines -- been putting this off for a long time, because I've heard it has to be modded heavily to have a prayer of working properly (or anything like approaching 'properly'), but I loved the first game and appreciate the ambitious design of this one.


I notice that the recent Castlevania reboot Lords of Shadow is on sale with all epilogue chapters for $15. I already own that for PS3, and cannot think of a more appropriate Halloween flavored game. Highly recommended. (Unless you're a hardcore CV fan, in which case you may likely hate it with a passion, since it throws away the tenuously developed continuity of the other games for an absolutely total reboot, and jettisons all the awesome musical cues developed over the decades for equally awesome but very different "Batman In Middle Earth" orchestrations.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 29, 2013, 02:42:35 PM
Steam also has the Max Payne franchise on sale for 75% off, although by "franchise" they mean "not including the very important second game" which isn't on Steam yet for some reason. The first two games have curious horror-game touches to them, which would make them interesting alternative choices for a Halloween playfest (especially for those in the US and Canada who are shoveling unexpected snowfall already!)


For something completely different, my nieces love playing JOOOOOEEEEE DAAANNNNGGEERRRR! -- and I see that its two games have come to Steam for under $7 total. Very addictive little linear bike race game.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 29, 2013, 03:29:54 PM
Footnote: while I still recommend the CV reboot ahead of it, another werewolf apocalypse game well worth playing is Sang Froid: Tales of Werewolves which is also on sale and also features things other than werewolves. (But mostly types of werewolves.)

Granted, the production values of CV:LoS are vastly higher, and the game probably lasts longer, but the gameplay in Sang Froid is just as atmospheric and tense in its own way, arguably moreso because your character is a lot easier to kill. It could still stand some polish, but it's a great little ranging tower defense game, not exactly Halloween (more of a messed up Christmas game), but certainly applicable.

Be sure to play it or be cursed to remember this song, ahem:

I am a lumberjack and I'm okaaay! I chop all night and I shop alllaaarrahshghhlscklsle!! {mauled to death by a windigo} {or possibly by Windigo}

Sang Froid: it'll make you wish you could live in Canada!
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Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 29, 2013, 06:42:43 PM
So you liked the new Castlevania heh Jason? I've been wanting to pick that up but reviews were 'meh.' Also interested by Sang Froid. Damn this sale.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 30, 2013, 08:04:04 AM
I honestly don't understand why reviews were meh. Super-high A/V values, artistically presented; plenty of GoWish tactical action (including three titan class bosses); meaty playtime that doesn't overstay its welcome and changes up environments and enemies on a regular basis.

I'll grant that it feels a lot like a game that someone realized was such a reasonably effective CV homage that Konami might as well buy the thing and make it a Castlevania reboot with a few easy adjustments (although the designers have sworn this isn't true). The gameplay is rather more linear than what the CV games evolved into, but I didn't mind: God of War was like that, too (and the Prince of Persia Sands trilogy which with CV helped inspire GoW. The new "4th" game of the Sands story, set between 1 and 2, is a perfectly fine entry, by the way, worth picking up by anyone who likes the property.)

The second and final epilogue DLC was too hard for me to beat at last (and I decided I finally didn't care enough to beat the final boss since by then I could tell what was going to happen plotwise), but except for the original game hugely begging the question of what happened to even distantly account for the original game's epilogue cut-scene, the epilogue DLC duology isn't necessary and fits well enough into the game if a player wants to continue on.

So yeah, I've played it through at least three times on the PS3 (maybe four, not counting the DLC epilogues at one each), and enjoyed it every time. I almost rebought it on PC just to see if the graphics look any better, but I'll wait for it to drop some more (like I did for the Arkham games) before I do that.


In conclusion, I don't know why anyone who likes the GoW games and the PoP:Sands games wouldn't like CV:LoS. It's entirely competent at being that kind of game (but much more Halloweenish. Thus why it headed my rec list for your H'ween gaming, Gus. :) It absolutely DRIPS with colorful atmosphere.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 30, 2013, 12:10:19 PM
I'll pick up for 15.00 then...note I have never played a Castlevania title. I think I'll probably enjoy it more, from the sound of it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on October 30, 2013, 03:00:54 PM
Here's the first fifteen minutes (or thereabouts) of gameplay -- skip to around 3:40 to nix a trailer for the game, some opening adjustments (which provide a nice chorale musical cue), the interchapter loading screen narration (wherein Patrick Stewart's character rambles on with color text giving no especially useful information except where the writers of the text inadvertently contradict the plot even from PS's character's standpoint ;) )...



That was on the XBox360 at 720p. Presumably the PC game will look and sound a bit better. (The PS3 can be manually tricked up to 1080p.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on October 30, 2013, 03:08:13 PM
Couple of Steam title I saw of interest..... may seriously pick up Pirates! (sap for ye ole games) and maybe San-Foid (heard good things).... I still have not gone through SH vs Jack the Ripper so I will probably pass on The Last Testament.

Sid Meier's Pirates!
San-Froid - Tales of Werewolves
The Last Testament of Sherlock Holmes


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on October 31, 2013, 07:16:04 AM
A buddy of mine lent me his Castlevania Lords of Shadow disc for PS3 and although I never really was a Castlevania fan this game reminds me somewhat of Skyrim.  I'm talking about the atmosphere and a little bit about gameplay.  While the game definitely is a JRPG it does have a bit of western influence in it wrt to the setting and story.  I'm digging it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 31, 2013, 07:19:52 AM
Really? Tell me more.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on October 31, 2013, 07:31:00 AM
Well I'm almost done with chapter one of the story.  The story is broken down into chapters with each chapter having several linear missions that must be completed.  At the end of each mission there is a mini boss to fight and at the end of the chapter there is a big boss to fight.  Pretty standard stuff so far.

What I like about the game is the artwork, the story, and the scenery.  The setting is kind of like during the middle ages and the landscape so far looks like a mix of western european forests and scandinavian snow covered mountains.  You start off with a simple melee combo skill but as you level up you can purchase more complex and powerful skills.  I haven't gotten anything magical skill wise yet but I suspect that comes later.  There are slots in your character profile you can fill with all sorts of items and weapons.  Not as super detailed as Skyrim but there are an acceptable amount of goodies you can get for your character.  There is no character type selection however, you are playing as a paladin type dude and that's it.  Primarily because of story reasons.  This is part of what I meant when I said this game is definitely a JRPG at heart.   

Combat is fairly straightforward.  Kind of like a hack 'n slash dynasty warriors type affair but a bit more slower.  Not a button mashing game but not a thinking mans combat game like ARMA or Skyrim. 

And I forgot to mention that the story is narrated by Jean luc Picard!  But his voice tone is kind of forced and not as natural sounding as the story tellers in Diablo III.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on October 31, 2013, 12:30:39 PM
I can dig it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on October 31, 2013, 05:14:55 PM
For the Flight Simmers out there..

Rex with Overdrive is on sale for 22 bucks and change... I paid 44 something a few weeks ago  :P

http://www.fspilotshop.com/real-environment-xtreme-rex-essential-plus-overdrive-p-3929.html (http://www.fspilotshop.com/real-environment-xtreme-rex-essential-plus-overdrive-p-3929.html)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on October 31, 2013, 11:12:30 PM
Get your free Steam key for Blackwell Deception from this link (http://www.bmtmicro.com/steamkeys/getkey.jsp).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on November 01, 2013, 12:54:50 AM
Get your free Steam key for Blackwell Deception from this link (http://www.bmtmicro.com/steamkeys/getkey.jsp).

Cool - thanks!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on November 01, 2013, 08:13:13 AM
You're welcome, Huw.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 01, 2013, 08:21:33 AM
GameStop has The Old Gods (http://www.gamestop.com/pc/games/crusader-kings-ii-the-old-gods/109653?utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=deeplink&cid=afl_10000087&affID=77777&sourceID=bEhZTnJ1h88-LtIyBjGGdhPg13yYqbo.Sw) DLC for CK2 for $7.49

GOG.com has Imperialism I and Imperialism II for $2.39 each this weekend during the Ultimate Ubisoft (http://www.gog.com/promo/ubisoft_weekend_promo_011113) sale.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on November 01, 2013, 12:08:08 PM
BEHOLD! -- MY NON-SPOILERY NOTES ON HOW TO PLAY CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW EFFECTIVELY!

(General combat tactics, what the attacks do, where to spend the limited xp for best effect, how to pick up the upgrade gems as soon as possible.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on November 01, 2013, 02:05:19 PM
Very nice guide Jason.  Thanks for sharing.  I still haven't reached the first titan yet at the end of chapter 1 but I'm going to keep the focus tactics in mind for later and just try the dodge rolls and sync blocking techniques.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 01, 2013, 04:10:45 PM
Thanks Jason. I was just about to fire it up for the first time to see what all your hullaboo was about too.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on November 01, 2013, 04:24:34 PM
The notes don't tell how to get past some of the puzzles, but many of the puzzles are optional anyway -- you can skip them and just not receive the xp reward for beating them. (Others are unskippable but I give some hints about those.)

Up until after the first titan, I recommend focusing your xp skill buys into (1) whatever allows you to grab and kill enemies at a distance (you should easily get this before the goblins in the swamp), if that's even necessary to buy (which it might not be); and (2) upgrades to your direct attack. (I'm using the PS3 "square" button in the instructions; it would be the blue/x button for an XBox controller. Not sure what for a mouse/keyboard setup.) The grab-kill attack is slow but methodically deadly, and can be abused against most man-sized foes throughout the game.

BE VERY SURE TO FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS FOR PICKING UP GEMS!! Go back to replay stages if necessary to pick them up; once you've done so, and have reached a new autosave position, I'm pretty sure you can stop the stage and go on to the new map area. For example, in the early horse racing sequence, the first time you get knocked off (and you'll get knocked off eventually), there's a life gem toward the bottom of the fighting area which is easy to miss. If you haven't gotten it yet, W8, go back and play that stage again, and once you've gotten it and are back on the horse, you should be able to quit that stage and go on to wherever you currently are in the plot with the life gem added. (The first time the game TELLS YOU about a life gem is at the start of the swamp stage, but it's important to get the earlier one they didn't explicitly tell you about.)

Up until after the first titan there are only life gems, but they're just as important as light and shadow gems later. It's possible to win the game without getting every single one, but each five significantly upgrades your max health or how much power you can use in light or shadow.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 01, 2013, 04:31:54 PM
Man you're really into Castlevania...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on November 01, 2013, 04:38:51 PM
Just this game. :) I've never even played another CV game (didn't have the consoles, and had other things to play once I did). Though I do have most of the game soundtracks.

I may not have made it clear in the notes that I'm ranking the most valuable skills of each type in ASCENDING order. In hindsight, I maybe should have done so in descending order, since people may not read farther down and spend xp on only minorly useful skills first.  :-[
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on November 01, 2013, 05:08:03 PM
Oh yeah that horse race mission type thing.  I know for a fact that I did indeed miss the gem there and in some of the other areas as well.  I did not know you could reply areas until I read that in your guide.  Now I just may do that before proceeding further into the story.  I want my stuff man!  :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 03, 2013, 07:05:50 PM
GameStop has Europa Universailis IV (http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W4883) for $19.99. Steam key....must've been a short sale  ???
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 04, 2013, 08:21:32 AM
This week's Matrixgame Weekly Deal is dedicated to the Command Ops Series.

From the 4th of November to the 10th of November, Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge will be discounted to $29.99/$39.99 (Digital/Boxed version) and Command Ops: Highway to the Reich will be discounted to $14.99/$24.99 (Digital/Boxed version), a discount of up to 50 %! Pick up this classic games for a true wargaming experience!

Visit the Matrix Games Store, choose your favorite games and add to your cart!

http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1271/The.Command.Ops.Series.on.Sale!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on November 04, 2013, 10:23:36 AM
This week's Matrixgame Weekly Deal is dedicated to the Command Ops Series.

From the 4th of November to the 10th of November, Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge will be discounted to $29.99/$39.99 (Digital/Boxed version) and Command Ops: Highway to the Reich will be discounted to $14.99/$24.99 (Digital/Boxed version), a discount of up to 50 %! Pick up this classic games for a true wargaming experience!

Visit the Matrix Games Store, choose your favorite games and add to your cart!

http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1271/The.Command.Ops.Series.on.Sale!

An incredible game engine....excellent games!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on November 04, 2013, 11:04:21 AM
Again, I'm curious whether Matrix's shift to higher profile games in recent weeks is a sign the sales program is working. Those are some prime games (and set up nicely for the 2nd expansion pack, porting the Conquest on the Aegean missions.)


Btw, how did y'all's CV:LoS Halloween weekend gaming go, W8 and Gus?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on November 04, 2013, 11:11:23 AM
Hey Jason,

Well my weekend gaming session didn't go as planned.  I never got to CS:LoS because of my heavy backlog.  Space Empires IV dominated my weekend seeing me play until 3am Sunday morning!  Who knew a game over 12 years old could suck up so much time?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on November 04, 2013, 11:20:32 AM
GamersGate is currently running a sale on the Galactic Civilizations and Sins of a Solar Empire series. 

http://www.gamersgate.com/games?prio=relevance&q=stardockmidweek&aff=ggnews

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grimnirsson on November 04, 2013, 11:40:21 AM
Just curious, how many GrogHeads are from Europe? Selling/Trading is easier for a Kraut if other Europeans are around;)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on November 04, 2013, 11:45:04 AM
Just curious, how many GrogHeads are from Europe? Selling/Trading is easier for a Kraut if other Europeans are around;)

There are some Europeans on board. You should try to find Mike_GER, he's also from Germany.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 04, 2013, 05:57:40 PM
My weekend gaming didn't get started until Sunday night...the ride on the dragon's back was a bit disappointing in Skyrim but where it took me was cool. About to jump back in there in a minute. The real question is what to play next: Castelvania, Assassin's Creed III (in prep for Black Flag which just looks insanely awesome) or a Venetian campaign of Civ V...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 04, 2013, 07:53:12 PM
And after ~120 hours I just beat the Skyrim main quest...I feel so bad ass :) Now, in the last few weeks, I had intended to playthrough the Dragonborn DLC...should I continue on and do that, or switch it up a little?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on November 05, 2013, 05:57:41 AM
Congrats on completing the main Skyrim quest!  No small feat indeed.  As for the question of whether to switch it up...well if you're still in a Skyrim mood I'd move onto the DLC then but doing so risks Skyrim burnout.

You mentioned you have Assassin's Creed III.  So do I, but it's on the bottom of my backlog list.  But if you were to start that game you could give me some feedback so I can decide to start it as well.    ;D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 05, 2013, 06:33:44 AM
I don't quite have burnout yet from Skyrim...only went back to it last week. Psyched to play Assassins Creed III and Castevania as well as trying out the latest Tomb Raider too though, as well as getting back to Civ V, Rome 2 and Shogun 2...the thing here is my gaming OCD only lets me play, at most, two games concurrently :(
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Kushan on November 05, 2013, 07:29:56 AM
And after ~120 hours I just beat the Skyrim main quest...I feel so bad ass :) Now, in the last few weeks, I had intended to playthrough the Dragonborn DLC...should I continue on and do that, or switch it up a little?

Congrats Gus. I prefer Dragonborn to Dawnguard. Dawnguard was good (I found it worth the $20 I spent on it), but the Morrowind nostalgia that Dragonborn has helped make it just a little bit better. If you were not a fan of Morrowind then it may appeal to you less. The story isn't anything the write home about, still the same old safe the world stuff. But the individual encounters were some of the most fun I've had with Skyrim. Solstheim is actually pretty small when you compare it the Skyrim itself, and maybe even smaller the Fallskar mod, but there is still a lot of content (side quests) to do there besides the main quest.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 05, 2013, 08:24:39 AM
Thanks Kushan. Over the last two weeks I had more than a few 'damn this game is awesome' moments with Skyrim so I think I will continue into Dragonborn. I really enjoyed Dawnguard too, so that bodes well. Sorry for the OT here, I suppose this should all be in a more dedicated Skyrim thread.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on November 05, 2013, 04:50:30 PM
Wargame: AirLand Battle is on 66% off for two days-

$13.59

http://store.steampowered.com/app/222750/
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Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: donkey_roxor on November 06, 2013, 11:14:07 AM
Indie strategy bundle:
http://bundle-in-a-box.com/ (http://bundle-in-a-box.com/)

In particular:
Storm over the Pacific
Strategic War in Europe
Fall Weiss (if you beat the average)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on November 07, 2013, 11:42:41 AM
Gamersgate has Anno 2070 for $8.99...can't remember seeing it cheaper than this before.  Any input of this one; good or bad? 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on November 07, 2013, 11:46:52 AM
Gamersgate has Anno 2070 for $8.99...can't remember seeing it cheaper than this before.  Any input of this one; good or bad? 

It's a modernised Anno 1404, which can only be a good thing because 1404 is one of the best games of all time in my opinion.  It's best in its class.  However, I didn't buy 2070 due to the Ubisoft always-online DRM.  If that doesn't bother you, snap it up!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 07, 2013, 01:33:50 PM
Anyone who hasn't got Rome II Total War - it's on sale on Steam. It says 25% off but the advertised (scored out) price is £44.99 and yet the discounted price shows £18.74...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on November 07, 2013, 03:18:18 PM
Gamersgate has Anno 2070 for $8.99...can't remember seeing it cheaper than this before.  Any input of this one; good or bad? 

It's a modernised Anno 1404, which can only be a good thing because 1404 is one of the best games of all time in my opinion.  It's best in its class.  However, I didn't buy 2070 due to the Ubisoft always-online DRM.  If that doesn't bother you, snap it up!

The version that GamersGate has on sale has Tagés as its DRM. According to its GAME SUMMARY (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-A2070/anno-2070):

"This video game is protected by the digital rights management software SOLIDSHIELD from TAGES S.A.S which limits the amount of concurrent installations of the game. During the installation and/or the first launch, an online connection is required to unlock the game.

HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS AND A VALID UPLAY ACCOUNT ARE REQUIRED TO ACCESS ONLINE FEATURES, PLAY ONLINE OR UNLOCK EXCLUSIVE CONTENT. SUCH CONTENT MAY ONLY BE UNLOCKED ONE SINGLE TIME WITH A UNIQUE KEY. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 TO CREATE A UPLAY ACCOUNT WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT. UBISOFT MAY CANCEL ACCESS TO ONE OR MORE SPECIFIC ONLINE FEATURES UPON A 30-DAY PRIOR NOTICE PUBLISHED AT www.anno.ubi.com."


There's more, but you get the idea.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on November 07, 2013, 03:27:32 PM
Gamersgate has Anno 2070 for $8.99...can't remember seeing it cheaper than this before.  Any input of this one; good or bad? 

It's a modernised Anno 1404, which can only be a good thing because 1404 is one of the best games of all time in my opinion.  It's best in its class.  However, I didn't buy 2070 due to the Ubisoft always-online DRM.  If that doesn't bother you, snap it up!

The version that GamersGate has on sale has Tagés as its DRM. According to its GAME SUMMARY (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-A2070/anno-2070):

"This video game is protected by the digital rights management software SOLIDSHIELD from TAGES S.A.S which limits the amount of concurrent installations of the game. During the installation and/or the first launch, an online connection is required to unlock the game.

HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS AND A VALID UPLAY ACCOUNT ARE REQUIRED TO ACCESS ONLINE FEATURES, PLAY ONLINE OR UNLOCK EXCLUSIVE CONTENT. SUCH CONTENT MAY ONLY BE UNLOCKED ONE SINGLE TIME WITH A UNIQUE KEY. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 TO CREATE A UPLAY ACCOUNT WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT. UBISOFT MAY CANCEL ACCESS TO ONE OR MORE SPECIFIC ONLINE FEATURES UPON A 30-DAY PRIOR NOTICE PUBLISHED AT www.anno.ubi.com."


There's more, but you get the idea.

Thank you...Thank you.  I need to do a better job reading the fine print.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on November 08, 2013, 09:08:37 AM
Several deals going on at GMG.... one I noticed was FE:LH DLC is all on sale even the new Dead World DLC is just $2.49...


http://www.greenmangaming.com/only-pc/


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 08, 2013, 10:51:11 AM
Green Man Gamng is having a big 75% off sale on hundreds of games, plus 20% voucher offers, right now.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: FlickJax on November 08, 2013, 11:05:01 AM
Thanks grabbed the FE LH DLC :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on November 09, 2013, 09:08:38 AM
Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DHHOIG/darkest-hour-a-hearts-of-iron-game) is on sale at GamersGate for $2.99 U.S. for another 15 hours and 50 minutes.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on November 09, 2013, 01:29:21 PM
Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DHHOIG/darkest-hour-a-hearts-of-iron-game) is on sale at GamersGate for $2.99 U.S. for another 15 hours and 50 minutes.

I grabbed it but it looks like the serial number is not Steam compatible.  ???
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on November 09, 2013, 01:49:45 PM
Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DHHOIG/darkest-hour-a-hearts-of-iron-game) is on sale at GamersGate for $2.99 U.S. for another 15 hours and 50 minutes.

I grabbed it but it looks like the serial number is not Steam compatible.  ???

Probably not. It was made by modders and dates back to 2011, before Paradox designed their games to be activated on Steam.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on November 09, 2013, 01:54:36 PM
Ah, Gotcha.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Huw the Poo on November 10, 2013, 03:44:11 AM
The Hasty Yet Heroic Majeyal Space Operator Bundle (http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/indiefort-bundle) on Gamersgate looks good!

Masterspace
Heroes of a Broken Land (beta)
Tales of Maj'Eyal
Smooth Operators: Call Centre Chaos
No Time to Explain


Pay what you want.  Looks worth it for Masterspace alone, a very intriguing game!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: jomni on November 11, 2013, 03:30:16 AM
WOW! Go to Matrix games and check out their sale. For once, it is a recent title.  Conflict of Heroes.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on November 11, 2013, 06:39:14 AM
^^ Their title sales have gotten progressively more recent for a while, but this is certainly on the top end of that trend!

Here's the page link for the sale. (http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1280/The.Conflict.of.Heroes.Series.on.Sale.!) Both ConoHer and its expansion are on sale. $30 total for the digital-only versions; $50 total for the boxed (and digital) set.

Up to now they were putting titles on sale I already owned (or happened not to care about, which is rare). I'll most probably snag this one this week. For, um, birthday purposes, yeah!  :D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 11, 2013, 07:06:17 AM
^Good prices...and they probably won't be lower even during their annual Christmas sale.  The sales thing must be working for them otherwise they'd probably have killed it by now...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on November 11, 2013, 07:19:03 AM
^ True, their Christmas sale usually only goes 30% and tends not to put the newest games on sale anyway.

And true, it's hard to argue they're only getting desperate and trying ever-newer titles at this point. :) Yay for them if it's working! Maybe even more yay for them keeping it up this long if it's not working, for that matter!

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Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 11, 2013, 08:07:52 AM
I heard a rumour the World in Flames, manuals and map pack will be 50% off at the Christmas sale.




And I shot me out the sky one of them pigs yesterday - so I'll have a nice ham joint to chew on whilst I play!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on November 11, 2013, 08:17:25 AM
WTF.  My Matrix Members Club login just plain doesn't work anymore.   Evidentally.. neither does the password retrieval.  ::)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: mirth on November 11, 2013, 02:18:22 PM
Dear god, now there's a Humble Store...

https://www.humblebundle.com/store
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 11, 2013, 02:22:22 PM
You're probably still basking in your "weekend afterglow":

http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=8215.0
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 11, 2013, 03:51:43 PM
WOW! Go to Matrix games and check out their sale. For once, it is a recent title.  Conflict of Heroes.

...and a new stand-alone Conflict of Heroes announced today as well.  Looks like maybe Matrixgames has an ulterior motive for this particular sale...not that thats a bad thing.  :)

Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel Announced! (http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1282/Conflict.of.Heroes:.Storms.of.Steel.Announced!)

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Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) is pleased to announce that the Conflict of Heroes’ series will soon add a new title!

Based directly on the original boardgame,  Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel will be released on the 20th of November 2013 thanks to Western Civilization Software (www.west-civ.com).

The game relives the moments of Operation Citadel, when the German Army tried to overcome the Soviet forces in its major offensive on the Eastern Front in 1943.  The clash of the full might of the two warring powers culminated in the largest tank battle in history, outside Prokhorovka, where 900 Soviet tanks charged 600 German panzers to neutralize the German long range advantage.  The result cost Germany the strategic initiative and helped turn the war in favor of the Allies.

Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel puts you in command of the fast-paced and fiery firefights of the Battle of Kursk and allows you to make the tactical choices and experience the challenges of this massive and decisive battle. It adds fifteen new firefights, new terrain types, over fifty new units like New AT Guns, Marders, Panzers, troop transports, Panthers, Tigers, T-70's, Grenadier Squads, and much more along with new rules for fighters and sniper units.

Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel is a stand-alone game and DOESN’T REQUIRE ownership of Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear.  It will also work as an expansion if you already own Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 12, 2013, 06:01:50 PM
The 2nd day sales at the new Humble Bundle Store (https://www.humblebundle.com/store).  Good for another 18 hours or so...

Today's new deals:

Antichamber (Steam) - $5.99
Planetary Annihilation Beta (Steam) - $39.99
Receiver (Steam+DRM-free)- $1.99
Dust: An Elysian Tail (Steam) - $7.49
Blade Symphony Pre-order (Steam) - $7.49
Papers, Please (Steam+DRM-free) - $5.99
Guild Wars 2 - $29.99
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (Steam) - $4.99
Alan Wake Franchise (Steam) - $5.99

Guild Wars 2 and Blood Dragon are NA only, the rest are available worldwide. Blood Dragon probably needs a Uplay account as well.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: mirth on November 14, 2013, 01:21:38 PM
Humble WB Games Bundle, all activate on Steam
http://www.humblebundle.com/

$1
Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY
F.E.A.R. 2:Project Origin
F.E.A.R. 3
Lord of the Rings:War in the North

Beat the average for (currently $4.55) to unlock
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Batman: Arkham City GOTY

They've added quite a bit more to this bundle if you pay above the current average of $4.71, including the original F.E.A.R. and the Steely Dawn Starter Pack for LoTR Online.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on November 14, 2013, 05:30:54 PM
GOG.com has been posting flash sales tonight.   Stuff going for less than two bucks.  Going fast.

http://www.gog.com/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on November 14, 2013, 05:33:23 PM
GOG.com has been posting flash sales tonight.   Stuff going for less than two bucks.  Going fast.

http://www.gog.com/

Right now it's Lords of Midnight. Now I know where Huw got his avatar.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 14, 2013, 05:51:21 PM
I'm tempted to pick up Wasteland.
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Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 15, 2013, 08:02:53 AM
Kerbal Space Program (http://store.steampowered.com/app/220200/) on sale this weekend at Steam for $16.19

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-IL2CODUS/il-2-sturmovik-cliffs-of-dover) $4.99 Daily Deal at Gamersgate (Steam key)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 15, 2013, 02:04:01 PM

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-IL2CODUS/il-2-sturmovik-cliffs-of-dover) $4.99 Daily Deal at Gamersgate (Steam key)

Still not worth it.  I re-installed it and updated to the latest TF mod to see if they fixed anything.  AA is still absent so it looks like crap.  UI is still terrible.  I tried making a quick mission and even after all this time, modding, and patching, you still have almost no control over the mission parameters.

If you choose "even dogfight", the Axis side will always be Italian, even if you give them German planes.  The AI is still terrible as well.  I set up a quick dogfight of 3 Hurricanes vs. 4 Bf-109 E3's.  Three of the Bf-109s dove straight into the sea.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on November 15, 2013, 02:29:30 PM

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-IL2CODUS/il-2-sturmovik-cliffs-of-dover) $4.99 Daily Deal at Gamersgate (Steam key)

Still not worth it.  I re-installed it and updated to the latest TF mod to see if they fixed anything.  AA is still absent so it looks like crap.  UI is still terrible.  I tried making a quick mission and even after all this time, modding, and patching, you still have almost no control over the mission parameters.

If you choose "even dogfight", the Axis side will always be Italian, even if you give them German planes.  The AI is still terrible as well.  I set up a quick dogfight of 3 Hurricanes vs. 4 Bf-109 E3's.  Three of the Bf-109s dove straight into the sea.

Shocking.

And these devs are creating a new one?!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on November 15, 2013, 09:47:35 PM

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-IL2CODUS/il-2-sturmovik-cliffs-of-dover) $4.99 Daily Deal at Gamersgate (Steam key)

Still not worth it.  I re-installed it and updated to the latest TF mod to see if they fixed anything.  AA is still absent so it looks like crap.  UI is still terrible.  I tried making a quick mission and even after all this time, modding, and patching, you still have almost no control over the mission parameters.

If you choose "even dogfight", the Axis side will always be Italian, even if you give them German planes.  The AI is still terrible as well.  I set up a quick dogfight of 3 Hurricanes vs. 4 Bf-109 E3's.  Three of the Bf-109s dove straight into the sea.

Shocking.

And these devs are creating a new one?!

When I was playing this before.. MP was very cool on the ATAG server.. good people good action.. I just don't have the eyesight to do the fighters.. But I really enjoyed Skip Bombing with the Bleinhem's..
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on November 15, 2013, 09:54:04 PM
JustFlight is having a sale: BAE-146, L-1011, Traffic 360 each on sale for $8 (download only).

www.justflight.com
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 15, 2013, 10:00:39 PM

Still not worth it.  I re-installed it and updated to the latest TF mod to see if they fixed anything.  AA is still absent so it looks like crap.  UI is still terrible.  I tried making a quick mission and even after all this time, modding, and patching, you still have almost no control over the mission parameters.

If you choose "even dogfight", the Axis side will always be Italian, even if you give them German planes.  The AI is still terrible as well.  I set up a quick dogfight of 3 Hurricanes vs. 4 Bf-109 E3's.  Three of the Bf-109s dove straight into the sea.


When I was playing this before.. MP was very cool on the ATAG server.. good people good action.. I just don't have the eyesight to do the fighters.. But I really enjoyed Skip Bombing with the Bleinhem's..

Yeah, I heard MP was decent.  That's the main reason I decided to re-install.  Going to give it a whirl with the SimHQ team of drunken Brits.

You should join up for ArmA III.  The guys have created some really decent MP co-op and PvP missions already.  Server's down this weekend but the Monday night session should be up and running.  Been getting 25-30 players most weeks.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on November 15, 2013, 10:26:54 PM

Still not worth it.  I re-installed it and updated to the latest TF mod to see if they fixed anything.  AA is still absent so it looks like crap.  UI is still terrible.  I tried making a quick mission and even after all this time, modding, and patching, you still have almost no control over the mission parameters.

If you choose "even dogfight", the Axis side will always be Italian, even if you give them German planes.  The AI is still terrible as well.  I set up a quick dogfight of 3 Hurricanes vs. 4 Bf-109 E3's.  Three of the Bf-109s dove straight into the sea.


When I was playing this before.. MP was very cool on the ATAG server.. good people good action.. I just don't have the eyesight to do the fighters.. But I really enjoyed Skip Bombing with the Bleinhem's..

Yeah, I heard MP was decent.  That's the main reason I decided to re-install.  Going to give it a whirl with the SimHQ team of drunken Brits.

You should join up for ArmA III.  The guys have created some really decent MP co-op and PvP missions already.  Server's down this weekend but the Monday night session should be up and running.  Been getting 25-30 players most weeks.

I don't own ArmA III yet, but I may be up for CloD with them. Is this the same guys we played IronFront with?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 15, 2013, 10:38:23 PM
Yup.  Some of those guys and quite a few others.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on November 16, 2013, 06:42:07 AM
Anvil of Dawn (http://www.gog.com/game/anvil_of_dawn) is on sale at GOG for $1.49 right now. I didn't play it back in the day but at that price I'll just save it for a rainy day novelty.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 16, 2013, 07:24:33 AM

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-IL2CODUS/il-2-sturmovik-cliffs-of-dover) $4.99 Daily Deal at Gamersgate (Steam key)

Still not worth it.  I re-installed it and updated to the latest TF mod to see if they fixed anything.  AA is still absent so it looks like crap.  UI is still terrible.  I tried making a quick mission and even after all this time, modding, and patching, you still have almost no control over the mission parameters.

If you choose "even dogfight", the Axis side will always be Italian, even if you give them German planes.  The AI is still terrible as well.  I set up a quick dogfight of 3 Hurricanes vs. 4 Bf-109 E3's.  Three of the Bf-109s dove straight into the sea.

Shocking.

And these devs are creating a new one?!

...and you can even get Early Access (http://il2sturmovik.com/) for the low, low price of ....$94.99  :o  I think I'll wait a year or so and grab it when it too hits $5.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Rayfer on November 16, 2013, 07:41:23 AM
Anvil of Dawn (http://www.gog.com/game/anvil_of_dawn) is on sale at GOG for $1.49 right now. I didn't play it back in the day but at that price I'll just save it for a rainy day novelty.

Get a cup of coffee or other beverage of choice....IMHO it's that bad.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on November 16, 2013, 07:59:51 AM
Yup.  Some of those guys and quite a few others.

Do they have Bomber crews? When do they play?
Might have to re-learn startup procedures and figure out what keys I have assigned to what!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 16, 2013, 08:35:59 AM
...and you can even get Early Access (http://il2sturmovik.com/) for the low, low price of ....$94.99  :o  I think I'll wait a year or so and grab it when it too hits $5.

$94.99 to be a beta tester? What the hell are they smoking?! (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/laughing/crying.gif)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 18, 2013, 01:43:53 PM
Just saw that NWS (http://www.navalwarfare.net/wcnaw.html) has WARSHIP COMBAT: NAVIES AT WAR on sale for $24.99.


Matrixgames Deal of the Week...takes a break (http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/announcement.asp?id=41):

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We just want to inform you that since from the 21st of November we are going to run our Holiday's sale (more details coming soon), there won't be any Deal of the Week until the end of this special promotion. We are sure you will not be disappointed!

Thank you

The Team

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 18, 2013, 03:28:15 PM

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-IL2CODUS/il-2-sturmovik-cliffs-of-dover) $4.99 Daily Deal at Gamersgate (Steam key)

Still not worth it.  I re-installed it and updated to the latest TF mod to see if they fixed anything.  AA is still absent so it looks like crap.  UI is still terrible.  I tried making a quick mission and even after all this time, modding, and patching, you still have almost no control over the mission parameters.

If you choose "even dogfight", the Axis side will always be Italian, even if you give them German planes.  The AI is still terrible as well.  I set up a quick dogfight of 3 Hurricanes vs. 4 Bf-109 E3's.  Three of the Bf-109s dove straight into the sea.

We MUST be playing different games. My experience with the TF Mod has been stunning.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 18, 2013, 04:47:43 PM
What version of TF are you running?  The mods have said that there's a bug in 4.0 that's muffed the AI so they end up doing idiotic things like slamming into the ocean or suddenly going into "follow flight plan" routines, even when being engaged.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 18, 2013, 06:45:43 PM
Just saw that NWS (http://www.navalwarfare.net/wcnaw.html) has WARSHIP COMBAT: NAVIES AT WAR on sale for $24.99.


Matrixgames Deal of the Week...takes a break (http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/announcement.asp?id=41):

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We just want to inform you that since from the 21st of November we are going to run our Holiday's sale (more details coming soon), there won't be any Deal of the Week until the end of this special promotion. We are sure you will not be disappointed!

Thank you

The Team


...and now NWS has Supremacy at Sea (http://nws-online.proboards.com/thread/12/supremacy-sea-information-downloads) is on sale for $29.99.  Anyone ever pick this one up? Is it worth getting?  Thanks...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 18, 2013, 08:01:43 PM
Jade Empire: Special Edition is only 3.75 for you Bioware aficionados (on Steam).
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Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: mirth on November 19, 2013, 10:28:43 AM
Jade Empire: Special Edition is only 3.75 for you Bioware aficionados (on Steam).

Great game. I am currently on a replay of it.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 19, 2013, 12:12:47 PM
Damn you and your saucy ways...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on November 19, 2013, 12:26:38 PM
Jade Empire: Special Edition is only 3.75 for you Bioware aficionados (on Steam).

Great game. I am currently on a replay of it.

It was on sale at GOG not long ago.  I picked it up for a few bucks there but haven't even d/l'd it  yet.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 20, 2013, 09:55:03 AM
Greenmangaming has Brave New World (http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/strategy/sid-meiers-civilization-v-brave-new-world-na/) for $10.19 minus 20% off (voucher GMG20-ODON7-FLUA7) for a total of $8.16

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Well, looks like GMG has the CivV franchise on sale

Civilization V...$7.49
Civilization V Gold...$12.99

DLC

Brave New World...$10.19
Gods and Kings...$7.49
Map Pack Scrambled Continents...$1.99

I know the code GMG20-ODON7-FLUA7 works for BNW (and the Map Pack since I just bought it), so I'd think it should work for the others as well...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 20, 2013, 11:42:03 AM
Scrambled Continents...have not heard of that one...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 20, 2013, 12:12:32 PM
There are 2 new map packs out recently:  Scrambled Continents and Scrambled Nations (http://www.2kgames.com/blog/two-new-map-packs-coming-to-sid-meier-s-civilization-v).  For $1.60 I figured I could not go wrong picking up the Scrambled Continents one...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 20, 2013, 01:31:57 PM
I must have have these items.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 20, 2013, 03:36:09 PM
And...Brave New World purchased.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 20, 2013, 03:51:10 PM
You won't regret it.

I just got the Scrambled Maps pack, can't wait to try that out.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 20, 2013, 06:49:27 PM
Just got the Scrambled DLC for Civ V (continents and countries) and Jade Empire. Thanks for the heads up guys.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 21, 2013, 07:21:48 AM
Amazon is having a PC Digital Download Sale.  Slickdeals has a complete list (http://slickdeals.net/f/6458990-starts-11-21-2013-amazon-pc-digital-download-sale-bioshock-triple-pack-15-x-com-collection-10-sleeping-dogs-5-battlefield-3-5-or-premium-edition-14-many-more).  I just kinda browsed the huge list, but did see Europa Universalis IV (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D6K41V0/ref=s9_al_bw_g367_i8?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-4&pf_rd_r=0X5C9KS7BR96F2VYYGHV&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1670589282&pf_rd_i=7266959011) on sale for $19.99 ($22.29 for Digital Extreme Edition).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Barthheart on November 21, 2013, 09:06:26 AM
Amazon is having a PC Digital Download Sale.  Slickdeals has a complete list (http://slickdeals.net/f/6458990-starts-11-21-2013-amazon-pc-digital-download-sale-bioshock-triple-pack-15-x-com-collection-10-sleeping-dogs-5-battlefield-3-5-or-premium-edition-14-many-more).  I just kinda browsed the hugh list, but did see Europa Universalis IV (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D6K41V0/ref=s9_al_bw_g367_i8?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-4&pf_rd_r=0X5C9KS7BR96F2VYYGHV&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1670589282&pf_rd_i=7266959011) on sale for $19.99 ($22.29 for Digital Extreme Edition).

Good deal on EU IV but it's only valid for US addresses... boooooo...  >:(
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Labbug on November 21, 2013, 12:24:22 PM
Steam has the same 50% off Europa Universalis deal for this weekend.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 21, 2013, 12:27:46 PM
Amazon is having a PC Digital Download Sale.  Slickdeals has a complete list (http://slickdeals.net/f/6458990-starts-11-21-2013-amazon-pc-digital-download-sale-bioshock-triple-pack-15-x-com-collection-10-sleeping-dogs-5-battlefield-3-5-or-premium-edition-14-many-more).  I just kinda browsed the hugh list, but did see Europa Universalis IV (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D6K41V0/ref=s9_al_bw_g367_i8?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-4&pf_rd_r=0X5C9KS7BR96F2VYYGHV&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1670589282&pf_rd_i=7266959011) on sale for $19.99 ($22.29 for Digital Extreme Edition).

Good deal on EU IV but it's only valid for US addresses... boooooo...  >:(

The Humble Bundle Store (https://www.humblebundle.com/store) also has EU IV for $19.99 for the next ~23 hours...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Barthheart on November 21, 2013, 12:44:07 PM
Thanks guys.  :)
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Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on November 21, 2013, 12:48:30 PM
steam also has arma 2 for $2.49. not sure about the dlc, didn't check as I have the game already. great price if you want to try out the series and don't want to splurge for arma 3.

beat to the punch! complete collection for $8. 80% savings. no reason to wait, not going to be lower for thanksgiving or Christmas!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on November 21, 2013, 01:17:04 PM
Arma II Complete Collection on Steam for $7.99
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/25815/


Been thinking of finally diving into ARMA II.   Or just playing some Rising Storm.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 21, 2013, 03:04:05 PM
Steam has the same 50% off Europa Universalis deal for this weekend.

And...likely bought very soon.  ;D
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Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on November 21, 2013, 04:40:22 PM
Ubisoft Online Store has Bethsada titles 75% off, including Skyrim Legendary Edition for $20.40
http://shop.ubi.com/

The key activates on Steam
http://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/comments/1r4g1l/uplay_tes_v_skyrim_and_legendary_edition_7502040/

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On Black Friday Best Buy will have The Elder Scrolls Anthology - Windows edition (all games Arena -> Skyrim) for $29.99
http://blackfriday.bestbuy.com/?_escaped_fragment_=/doorbusters#!/doorbusters&filter=&brand=Bethesda%20Softworks

I expect Skyrim LE to be on the Steam Xmas sale, anyway.  Along with other places.  Individual DLC too.

Just sayin... if you've been pissed at Ubi's online crap, it shouldn't be a long wait if you want to avoid using their store.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: CptHowdy on November 22, 2013, 04:53:27 AM
humble bundle has pinball fx2 tables for sale. a lot of gaming right there for 6 bucks if you want to get the unlocks as well.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 22, 2013, 05:16:30 AM
humble bundle has pinball fx2 tables for sale. a lot of gaming right there for 6 bucks if you want to get the unlocks as well.

I'd go for this without hesitation if it were on the iPad. I love pinball on that - I have the War Pinball collection (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/war-pinball/id424219859) but never got into PC pinball for some reason. This collection is making me rethink that though.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: FlickJax on November 22, 2013, 05:42:12 AM
humble bundle has pinball fx2 tables for sale. a lot of gaming right there for 6 bucks if you want to get the unlocks as well.

I'd go for this without hesitation if it were on the iPad. I love pinball on that - I have the War Pinball collection (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/war-pinball/id424219859) but never got into PC pinball for some reason. This collection is making me rethink that though.

i prefer it on pc to pad as pad get awkward after a while :) These are very good tables .
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: undercovergeek on November 22, 2013, 05:46:00 AM
Arma II Complete Collection on Steam for $7.99
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/25815/


Been thinking of finally diving into ARMA II.   Or just playing some Rising Storm.

if youre thinking of multiplayer action, it may just be me but i find the Arma II servers now to be just Day Z and the main Arma II crowd have migrated to III

but cant be beat for SP mission building action
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on November 22, 2013, 01:51:38 PM


Been thinking of finally diving into ARMA II.   Or just playing some Rising Storm.

if youre thinking of multiplayer action, it may just be me but i find the Arma II servers now to be just Day Z and the main Arma II crowd have migrated to III

but cant be beat for SP mission building action

I haven't even bothered looking at ARMA III because of the tendency for the ARMA series to be in bad shape on release, and requiring plenty of updates.  I'm sure the die-hards are all over it but I don't have much faith in it being relatively bug-free near release so I've not bothered.  I'm not a big FPS-er anymore, anyway. 

After firing up the training mission, and doing the MOUT training in the little village,  I can see that this is my kind of shooter.  Although the first-person view doesn't quite sit well with me and the third-person view is better but difficult to aim from the hip with the tiny aimpoint marker.  I can't find a happy medium there.  :-\ 

I considered checking out Day-Z but it's not high on my list.  I suppose that if I'm looking for multi-player I'll just resort to Rising Storm as there are numerous full servers for that.   I'm  having more trouble telling friend from foe on the Realism servers (which all the populated ones are) more so than I did in Red Orchestra 2.  I think it's a mix of the overdone Bloom (I'll call it the Half-Blind effect) and the uniforms being nearly the same color.  I did terrible last night.  My last match was something like 3 kills and 6 deaths.  :o

I'm kinda curious about the Viking game from the guys that did War Of The Roses, but it's still in alpha or beta.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 22, 2013, 03:29:49 PM
The Get Loaded deal has Batman: Arkham City and Red Orchestra 2 GOTY edition, among others.

http://getloadedgo.com/

Also, Super Meat Boy, which I think I bought on Steam for two bucks but never played.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: mirth on November 22, 2013, 03:38:03 PM
I can't give Arkham City away :P
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 22, 2013, 06:31:49 PM
Really? I have Arkham Asylum and thought it was enjoyable.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 22, 2013, 07:24:04 PM


Been thinking of finally diving into ARMA II.   Or just playing some Rising Storm.

if youre thinking of multiplayer action, it may just be me but i find the Arma II servers now to be just Day Z and the main Arma II crowd have migrated to III

but cant be beat for SP mission building action

I haven't even bothered looking at ARMA III because of the tendency for the ARMA series to be in bad shape on release, and requiring plenty of updates.  I'm sure the die-hards are all over it but I don't have much faith in it being relatively bug-free near release so I've not bothered.  I'm not a big FPS-er anymore, anyway. 

After firing up the training mission, and doing the MOUT training in the little village,  I can see that this is my kind of shooter.  Although the first-person view doesn't quite sit well with me and the third-person view is better but difficult to aim from the hip with the tiny aimpoint marker.  I can't find a happy medium there.  :-\ 

I considered checking out Day-Z but it's not high on my list.  I suppose that if I'm looking for multi-player I'll just resort to Rising Storm as there are numerous full servers for that.   I'm  having more trouble telling friend from foe on the Realism servers (which all the populated ones are) more so than I did in Red Orchestra 2.  I think it's a mix of the overdone Bloom (I'll call it the Half-Blind effect) and the uniforms being nearly the same color.  I did terrible last night.  My last match was something like 3 kills and 6 deaths.  :o

I'm kinda curious about the Viking game from the guys that did War Of The Roses, but it's still in alpha or beta.

ArmA III really benefited from releasing the alpha and beta versions to the public.  The final release is very stable and polished. 

Anyway, if you like ArmA II, you should have a look at the ACE mod.  It adds a lot of cool new toys, maps, and features.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on November 23, 2013, 12:31:53 AM

ArmA III really benefited from releasing the alpha and beta versions to the public.  The final release is very stable and polished. 

Anyway, if you like ArmA II, you should have a look at the ACE mod.  It adds a lot of cool new toys, maps, and features.

Thanks SDR.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on November 23, 2013, 12:48:24 AM
Thanks for the head's up on ARMA 2 complete.  I've been missing a couple of the DLC's, but for $8 I just bought the whole smack on Steam.  That's an awful log of gaming for less than a McD's value meal.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 23, 2013, 01:00:27 AM
The Brit DLC is especially good.  Really enjoyed the campaign in that one.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on November 23, 2013, 08:00:27 AM
...That's an awful log of gaming for less than a McD's value meal.

+1

And the games will last for as long as Steam is available but the value meal from Micky D's will be gone within 24hrs.   ;)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 23, 2013, 08:27:11 AM
^Hopefully :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on November 23, 2013, 11:33:29 AM
^Hopefully in that you'll be able to get rid of the consumed value meal or that Steam will be around for a long time?   :D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 23, 2013, 11:47:57 AM
OH GOD HELP ME IM TRAPPED IN A HOBBY LOBBY WITH MY WIFE...

Ahem...sorry.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on November 23, 2013, 12:27:43 PM
^ oh man, that's going to leave a scar.   ;D
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on November 23, 2013, 01:10:55 PM
WTH is a 'hobby lobby'?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on November 23, 2013, 01:15:37 PM
It's a chain of "big box" arts-and-crafts stores.  The only men who wander in there by themselves are generally lost... 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on November 23, 2013, 01:18:43 PM
It's a chain of "big box" arts-and-crafts stores.  The only men who wander in there by themselves are generally lost...

Huh. If banzai is stuck there for a while then he might as well reconnoiter for materials suitable towards scratch building minis terrain or something like that.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 23, 2013, 01:34:50 PM
Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham (http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W7200) is $4.99 at Gamestop.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 23, 2013, 01:59:00 PM
It's a chain of "big box" arts-and-crafts stores.  The only men who wander in there by themselves are generally lost...

Huh. If banzai is stuck there for a while then he might as well reconnoiter for materials suitable towards scratch building minis terrain or something like that.

Trust me...I occupied myself by doing JUST that. Even though I'm no minis-modeler, I would see stuff and think "hey, that would make cool scrub brush/bushes...and that styrofoam could totally be carved into a burned-out cafe or something for a machinegun team to use as cover..."

You gotta do what you gotta do in trying times.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on November 23, 2013, 05:32:09 PM
Steam
RO2 GOTY -- $2.49   http://store.steampowered.com/app/35450/
Rising Storm, which includes all RO2 multiplayer stuff - $4.99  http://store.steampowered.com/app/234510/?snr=1_4_4__106
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on November 23, 2013, 08:40:39 PM
It's a chain of "big box" arts-and-crafts stores.  The only men who wander in there by themselves are generally lost...

Huh. If banzai is stuck there for a while then he might as well reconnoiter for materials suitable towards scratch building minis terrain or something like that.

Trust me...I occupied myself by doing JUST that. Even though I'm no minis-modeler, I would see stuff and think "hey, that would make cool scrub brush/bushes...and that styrofoam could totally be carved into a burned-out cafe or something for a machinegun team to use as cover..."

You gotta do what you gotta do in trying times.

My local one actually has the specific imitation mini terrain stuff, along with a modelling kit/paint isle.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 25, 2013, 02:55:51 PM
For those of us whose systems can't handle X Rebirth :(, Starpoint Gemini 2 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SPG2/starpoint-gemini-2-beta) is on sale for $16.09 at Gamersgate.  Activates on Steam.  Includes a free copy of Starpoint Gemini 1.

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Starpoint Gemini 2 is currently in an advanced Beta stage with most of its features in-play but not yet finished. This means the game will continue to be improved and updated on a regular basis with bug fixes, balance tuning, AI improvements, as well as additional content.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on November 25, 2013, 04:03:06 PM
For those of us whose systems can't handle X Rebirth :(, Starpoint Gemini 2 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SPG2/starpoint-gemini-2-beta) is on sale for $16.09 at Gamersgate.  Activates on Steam.  Includes a free copy of Starpoint Gemini 1.

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Starpoint Gemini 2 is currently in an advanced Beta stage with most of its features in-play but not yet finished. This means the game will continue to be improved and updated on a regular basis with bug fixes, balance tuning, AI improvements, as well as additional content.

I'll likely enjoy SPG2 more than X:Rebirth once they finish it, sometime in the future.  It has a lot more ship customization, including ships and equippables.  I'm not currently all that happy with how overly sensitive the mouse controls are but I expect that to get adjusted.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on November 27, 2013, 11:03:26 AM
Eighty-one games are on sale at Strategy First (http://www.strategyfirst.com/products/category/29-sale/limit:1000).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 27, 2013, 01:54:15 PM
Gamestop has:

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies (http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W7186) for $2.49

Sid Meier's Civilization® V: Scrambled Nations (http://www.impulsedriven.com/products/ESD-IMP-W7185) for $2.49
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: republic on November 27, 2013, 05:17:58 PM
The Steam "Autumn Sale" has come for all of our wallets...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 27, 2013, 06:15:52 PM
^Awesome avatar.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on November 27, 2013, 08:49:07 PM
Indeed. I picked up about $50 worth of discounted games off my Steam wishlist tonight. (The most expensive being the final DOW2 game. FINALLY!!)

I thought about getting Rise of Flight and some selected expansions, but I had kind of decided a while back to pick up... whatever the 3rd game is instead... not RoF or OFF. Dangit. (I'll have to peruse old Grogthreads to find it.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: W8taminute on November 28, 2013, 08:37:48 AM
I got Space Empires V yesterday from the Strategy First sale.  Thanks Greybriar.  Now I have SEIV and SEV. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on November 28, 2013, 08:47:03 AM
GamerGate has a number of games on a (presumably) 24-hour sale, including Europa Universalis IV for $20.00 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-EU4/europa-universalis-iv?aff=ggnews) and Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes for $9.99 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-FELH/fallen-enchantress-legendary-heroes?aff=ggnews).  Just a little over 17 hours left! 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: undercovergeek on November 28, 2013, 09:00:43 AM
GamerGate has a number of games on a (presumably) 24-hour sale, including Europa Universalis IV for $20.00 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-EU4/europa-universalis-iv?aff=ggnews) and Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes for $9.99 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-FELH/fallen-enchantress-legendary-heroes?aff=ggnews).  Just a little over 17 hours left!

i was just about to post saying im looking for a Fallen Enchantress sale - Huw poked me into it and i think it was you Martok who couldnt stop playing it a while back

that is the most recent one isnt it?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on November 28, 2013, 09:16:22 AM
GamerGate has a number of games on a (presumably) 24-hour sale, including Europa Universalis IV for $20.00 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-EU4/europa-universalis-iv?aff=ggnews) and Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes for $9.99 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-FELH/fallen-enchantress-legendary-heroes?aff=ggnews).  Just a little over 17 hours left!

i was just about to post saying im looking for a Fallen Enchantress sale - Huw poked me into it and i think it was you Martok who couldnt stop playing it a while back

that is the most recent one isnt it?

Yes, Legendary Heroes is the newest game in the Elemental series.  And I still can't stop playing it.  :) 

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Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: undercovergeek on November 28, 2013, 09:22:56 AM
GamerGate has a number of games on a (presumably) 24-hour sale, including Europa Universalis IV for $20.00 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-EU4/europa-universalis-iv?aff=ggnews) and Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes for $9.99 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-FELH/fallen-enchantress-legendary-heroes?aff=ggnews).  Just a little over 17 hours left!

i was just about to post saying im looking for a Fallen Enchantress sale - Huw poked me into it and i think it was you Martok who couldnt stop playing it a while back

that is the most recent one isnt it?

Yes, Legendary Heroes is the newest game in the Elemental series.  And I still can't stop playing it.  :)

sold
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: mirth on November 28, 2013, 06:07:24 PM
Gamersgate has ARMA II for $3.23. Am I crazy not to get it?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 28, 2013, 06:14:07 PM
The version you want to get is Combined Ops  or the complete pack.  If you just get the base game, you'll have to get Operation Arrowhead before you can use any of the expansion packs or most of the good mods. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: mirth on November 28, 2013, 06:24:56 PM
The version you want to get is Combined Ops  or the complete pack.  If you just get the base game, you'll have to get Operation Arrowhead before you can use any of the expansion packs or most of the good mods. 

Combined Ops is still $24.90. It's early in the holiday sale cycle. I can wait ;-)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on November 28, 2013, 07:13:05 PM
Gamersgate has ARMA II for $3.23. Am I crazy not to get it?

Dude, ARMA 2 complete was on sale on Steam like yesterday for $10.  It's on there now for $20, but you might just want to wait for another flash sale at this rate.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: mirth on November 28, 2013, 07:13:55 PM
Gamersgate has ARMA II for $3.23. Am I crazy not to get it?

Dude, ARMA 2 complete was on sale on Steam like yesterday for $10.  It's on there now for $20, but you might just want to wait for another flash sale at this rate.

D'oh!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on November 28, 2013, 07:16:00 PM
For the flight simmers, several of the usual flight sim retailers are having huge sales.  PCPilotshop is having an "up to 60%" sale, including a big sale on Aerosoft products.  I've seen the Feel There E-jets on sale for about 50% off and Airbus X is on sale for about $35.  Also, a bunch of other sites are discounting all sorts of stuff...it's a good time to shop around.

Finally, simMarket has a bundled A2A B377 with Captain of the Ship for just under $50 if you buy them together.  That's about 30-40% off retail.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on November 28, 2013, 08:00:46 PM

Finally, simMarket has a bundled A2A B377 with Captain of the Ship for just under $50 if you buy them together.  That's about 30-40% off retail.

Is there a Guppy variant included?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on November 28, 2013, 09:08:50 PM
Yup.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Bardolph on November 28, 2013, 10:20:24 PM
Gamersgate has ARMA II for $3.23. Am I crazy not to get it?

Dude, ARMA 2 complete was on sale on Steam like yesterday for $10.  It's on there now for $20, but you might just want to wait for another flash sale at this rate.

D'oh!

Still showing on Steam... Combined Ops for $12.99 and Complete for $19.99

Good stuff. I've got III but am still playing my way through II. Heck I even reinstalled the original OFP a little while back (now sold as Cold War Assault and also on sale).
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on November 29, 2013, 06:45:47 AM
GamersGate has a number of Black Friday sales, including Skyrim: Legendary Edition (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-ES5SLE/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-legendary-edition?aff=ggnews) and Rome 2 (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-TWR2/total-war-rome-ii?aff=ggnews). 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on November 29, 2013, 09:20:48 AM
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (NA) is $16.99 @ GMG + DLC is $0.98 & $0.34 as well, right now.....  I know there were some who were interested in it.


PE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 29, 2013, 01:58:10 PM
GreenManGaming is throwing up 4 new deals every 4 hours over the entire weekend.

Also, a pile of EA stuff is 50%-60% off on Origin.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 29, 2013, 02:57:54 PM
For the flight simmers, several of the usual flight sim retailers are having huge sales.  PCPilotshop is having an "up to 60%" sale, including a big sale on Aerosoft products.  I've seen the Feel There E-jets on sale for about 50% off and Airbus X is on sale for about $35.  Also, a bunch of other sites are discounting all sorts of stuff...it's a good time to shop around.

Finally, simMarket has a bundled A2A B377 with Captain of the Ship for just under $50 if you buy them together.  That's about 30-40% off retail.

fyi: JustFlight just started their Christmas sale (http://www.justflight.com/category/christmas-sale?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Just+Flight++Just+Trains+Newsletter+-+NovemberDecember+2013&utm_content=Just+Flight++Just+Trains+Newsletter+-+NovemberDecember+2013+CID_d30130d9959afd2a4ff37748ab17494a&utm_source=cm&utm_term=Just%20Flight%20%20Just%20Trains%20Christmas%20Sales)...

Bummer of a sale.  Why the #@$@ are their digital downloads more expensive than the boxed versions?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 29, 2013, 03:14:48 PM
'cos they want to clear their store?

Not being funny - just guessing. With the popularity of digital download, perhaps they just need to push their physical copies....they probably cost them the most in terms of business costs
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 29, 2013, 04:58:47 PM
yeah, I figured.  I'm more upset with myself, than JustFlight.  They had the BAE146 package on sale recently for $8 and by the time I decided I might want it, the sale was over. Was hoping to see a simillar price in their holiday sale, but now its $32...ya snooze, ya lose.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on November 29, 2013, 06:10:08 PM
Man, that JustFlight sale sucks.   :'(
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tuna on November 29, 2013, 07:32:03 PM
Yep it does....

I grabbed Orbx Pacific Northwest for 12 bucks from Flightsimstore.com

Seems pretty cool.. and that was a great price..

Got FSDreamTeams JFK from PCAviator on Wednesday for like 21 bucks I think.. another good deal..
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on November 29, 2013, 08:16:23 PM


I thought about getting Rise of Flight and some selected expansions, but I had kind of decided a while back to pick up... whatever the 3rd game is instead... not RoF or OFF. Dangit. (I'll have to peruse old Grogthreads to find it.)

The third sim you're thinking of would likely be First Eagles 2 from Third Wire.  It's a decent enough game but it's nowhere near as immersive as Rise Of Flight in my opinion.  It also doesn't come close to RoF's graphics (which run surprisingly well for how good they look). 

Sure, First Eagles 2 has a random campaign system but it's really just a series of randomized missions and the environment feels a bit stale.  ROF has two different randomized campaigns available.. an official Beta one you get with the game and a user-created Mod you can download from the ROF site.  The random campaign mod is reportedly better in some ways but the official Beta ones looks like it has a pretty sweet interface that tracks all yours and your squadron's info, map location, etc.   My only complaint about ROF thus far is that you have to log in to their servers to use their Beta campaign.   Oh!  And having to adjust the joystick curve to lessen the rate of pitch constantly going up/down in level flight - it can be quite strong in some of them.

In short, I have enjoyed ROF far more than First Eagles 2.  I believe all the ROF stuff is 50% off on the Steam sale right now.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 30, 2013, 06:53:10 AM
Anyone play crisis 3?  I see it is only $8.99 at Gamersgate......

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-C3/crysis-3
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JudgeDredd on November 30, 2013, 07:20:12 AM
aw bugger. Had to get that. I liked the original...some pretty cool concepts in the game and well implemented. For £6 it's a no brainer
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on November 30, 2013, 10:11:48 AM
Sale at Rise of Flight store (http://riseofflight.com/en/store).  Includes planes, field mods, maps, etc

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From November 27th till December 4th you will be able to purchase ANY Rise of Flight product with a 50% discount! Be it a item that you have been wanting to have or a present for a friend - all released planes, weapon and field mods, personalization packs and maps - everything goes at half-price!
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jack Nastyface on November 30, 2013, 11:23:42 AM
Any feedback on some of the games on sale at strategy first?  In particular I am looking at Star Wolves 2, Victorian Admirals anthology, Ironclads, or Men of War Vietnam.
...and anyone played Emergency 3?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 30, 2013, 05:39:03 PM
Anyone play crisis 3?  I see it is only $8.99 at Gamersgate......

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-C3/crysis-3

I've got it. Its worth 8.99.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on November 30, 2013, 07:10:18 PM
I've always wanted to get into the Ironclads series but the reviews have been lukewarm at best through the years.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on November 30, 2013, 09:26:37 PM
I've heard the FE2 campaign system is more truly dynamic than RoF's career mode; but to make the best use of it, I discovered I was going to need to mod stew the game out the wazoo. This was after I bought a copy. ;) I'll still probably work on that someday.

I went ahead with Steam's RoF, since I also heard that PatrickW's campaign generator was steadily improving up to FE2's standard; and I spent a few days getting that in gear (having bought all but 2 of Steam's DLC along the way for a reasonably immersive 1916 campaign. Apparently FE2 can go further back into 1915 for the Eindecker "Fokker scourge".) While I upgraded to a Thrustmaster HOTAS and thruster combo a little while back (which can also be used for PS3 games), my old original Thrustmaster stick is still sitting in the shadow under my monitor table; and I'm pretty sure it dates back to the original Red Baron, the first game I ever had for my first IBM PC machine. :) Nostalgia is good.

(I did however learn that RoF features one more old pusher scout/bomber which I can't use on Steam because the planes aren't compatible or something! Arghsighs.)
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Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on December 01, 2013, 03:18:34 AM
Saw Rome 2 on Steam for 50% off... $30.  Damn I feel foolish paying $60 like two months ago now!   :-[
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 01, 2013, 08:24:57 AM
Me too. And I gifted it as well :/ :/
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: undercovergeek on December 01, 2013, 10:58:50 AM
But I'll bet my ass we do it again for the next big one and the one after that
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on December 01, 2013, 11:42:56 AM
Me too. And I gifted it as well :/ :/

If it makes you feel any better, I'm having fun with it!  :D 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Steelgrave on December 01, 2013, 12:12:29 PM
Saw Rome 2 on Steam for 50% off... $30.  Damn I feel foolish paying $60 like two months ago now!   :-[

Me too. I'm playing the hell out of it and enjoying every minute, but I knew if I waited a month or two I could get it cheaper. Grrrr to my lack of willpower....
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 01, 2013, 02:12:11 PM
The last game I bought on Steam for full price was Xcom. I won't do it again...I don't care how badly I want it, because it know now that my $50 gets a lot more traction if I wait a while. And Steam always has surprises.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 01, 2013, 05:20:24 PM
^I have to go back to thinking that way. I did for a long time and then stopped.

I'm happy you're enjoying it Martok. It salves the sting...a bit :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: -budd- on December 01, 2013, 06:06:52 PM
got a couple more in my cart waiting.

Payday the heist $1.99  ... http://store.steampowered.com/app/24240/

Civilization V: Scrambled Nations Map Pack $1.24 .. http://store.steampowered.com/app/235585/?snr=1_7_7_151_150_1
Civilization V - Wonders of the Ancient World Scenario Pack $1.24.... http://store.steampowered.com/app/99614/

think those are the last 2 DLC's i don't have for Civ 5   

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on December 01, 2013, 06:20:53 PM
Saw Rome 2 on Steam for 50% off... $30.  Damn I feel foolish paying $60 like two months ago now!   :-[

Me too. I'm playing the hell out of it and enjoying every minute, but I knew if I waited a month or two I could get it cheaper. Grrrr to my lack of willpower....

I dunno.. if it's something I'm really looking forward to, I may still order it at release.  Pre-order?  Doubtful on that for the big dollar titles.

The trick is to not slavishly keep track of games' pre-release progress and hype.  I don't even bother checking around for release time estimates anymore, much less peruse pre-release screenshots and such unless someone happens to post some on a forum.  This is the trick to curbing the urge to pre-order.  Cut the problem off at the source, baby.  :D   It can even be a pleasant surprise when one gets released earlier than you might expect, and is fairly issue-free.

The only one I've checked on lately is Sovereignty over at the Matrix forum and I doubt we'll be seeing it for awhile yet.  That's the only one I plan on picking up shortly after release right now.. if there's no insane Matrix pricing hooplah.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: PanzersEast on December 02, 2013, 09:06:25 AM
Noticed GamersGate had Dominions IV on sale for $20.99 and Conquest of Elysium 3 for $2.49... good deal.



PE

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on December 02, 2013, 11:43:06 AM
I'm happy you're enjoying it Martok. It salves the sting...a bit :)

(One could easily make a homoerotic comment involving you and mirth/Star in response to that last sentence, but I'm not going there. :P ) 

Seriously, though, I really am getting hooked on Rome 2.  It's got the right level of atmosphere/immersion that I felt the first one utterly lacked, and the AI (while obviously far from perfect) is much better than its namesake predecessor as well.  It's not as "good" a game as Shogun 2 IMHO, but I'm probably enjoying it more. 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 02, 2013, 11:46:18 AM
So then all of us who were demanding you get it because we thought you would like it were...correct?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: undercovergeek on December 02, 2013, 12:05:19 PM
it just leaves Martok with a prime opportunity to force feed you a game you didnt think youd enjoy
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on December 02, 2013, 01:30:16 PM
Note that the sale on Dominions 4 at 40% off is just a Monday deal as far as I can tell.

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DOM4TA/dominions-4-thrones-of-ascension?aff=ggnews


The Gamersgate Newsletter lists it as a "Cyber Monday" deal.  So it must be One Day Only.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 02, 2013, 01:40:45 PM
The hell you say, 'geek
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on December 03, 2013, 05:43:54 AM
Planetary Annihilation is on sale 33% off. It comes to $40 and change now.  It is still in beta, but it has come a long way. It looks really good and there is a pretty competent AI commander available now. Might be a good time to jump in if you've been on the fence.  I haven't played a lot, but I plan to focus in on this one in the coming days, so stay tuned for impressions if you're still not quite ready to take the plunge.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: undercovergeek on December 03, 2013, 06:03:23 AM
Planetary Annihilation is on sale 33% off. It comes to $40 and change now.  It is still in beta, but it has come a long way. It looks really good and there is a pretty competent AI commander available now. Might be a good time to jump in if you've been on the fence.  I haven't played a lot, but I plan to focus in on this one in the coming days, so stay tuned for impressions if you're still not quite ready to take the plunge.

i may be wrong but i get the impression its the clickiest of click fests ive seen - no strategy just scoop all you have and point, and then micromanage this across different planets - i hope im wrong
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 03, 2013, 06:14:00 AM
I need rubles!!!

I mean dollars. Yes, of course...dollars.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Jarhead0331 on December 03, 2013, 07:29:55 AM
Planetary Annihilation is on sale 33% off. It comes to $40 and change now.  It is still in beta, but it has come a long way. It looks really good and there is a pretty competent AI commander available now. Might be a good time to jump in if you've been on the fence.  I haven't played a lot, but I plan to focus in on this one in the coming days, so stay tuned for impressions if you're still not quite ready to take the plunge.

i may be wrong but i get the impression its the clickiest of click fests ive seen - no strategy just scoop all you have and point, and then micromanage this across different planets - i hope im wrong

Well, you're describing the vast majority of RTS games. There is definitely strategy involved in creating balanced armies, managing resources, expansion vs. setting up base defenses and spreading to other planets and then using them as weapons...but in all fairness, I just haven't played enough yet to really judge how it all comes together presently.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 03, 2013, 12:26:07 PM
AssCreed IV: Black Flag on sale for today only (12/3) for 29.99...dammit now I have to get it...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 03, 2013, 01:42:56 PM
Carcassonne FREE for 'droid devices

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081SRJSY/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_GYFNsb1JPBNAQ
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on December 03, 2013, 02:45:04 PM
Latest Humble Jumbo Bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/):

Includes:
Natural Selection 2
Sanctum 2
Magicka + DLC


Note, if you beat the average price (current $3.93), you will also receive Orcs Must Die! 2: Complete Pack, Garry's Mod and Serious Sam 3: BFE
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Toonces on December 03, 2013, 08:29:35 PM
SimMarket has the FlytheMaddog MD-80 on sale for 50% off (just under $20) for FSX.  If you're an MD-80 enthusiast, from what I understand this is the best simulation of this aircraft.

I already have the CLS version, but for $20 this is a steal.

http://secure.simmarket.com/lsh-fly-the-maddog-professional-2010-edition.phtml

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on December 04, 2013, 07:09:56 AM
Carcassonne FREE for 'droid devices

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081SRJSY/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_GYFNsb1JPBNAQ

Was it a 1-Day deal or for Americans only? I see it listed as 5$
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Nefaro on December 04, 2013, 12:21:07 PM
Carcassonne FREE for 'droid devices

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081SRJSY/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_GYFNsb1JPBNAQ

Was it a 1-Day deal or for Americans only? I see it listed as 5$

I think it was a 1-day deal because I'm also seeing it for five bucks.

Not a big loss for me since I'm no big fan of "Euro-style" token placement games.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Tpek on December 04, 2013, 02:32:45 PM
Carcassonne FREE for 'droid devices

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081SRJSY/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_GYFNsb1JPBNAQ

Was it a 1-Day deal or for Americans only? I see it listed as 5$

Same here, but if it's free then I might as well try it out :P

I think it was a 1-day deal because I'm also seeing it for five bucks.

Not a big loss for me since I'm no big fan of "Euro-style" token placement games.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on December 05, 2013, 04:08:23 AM
So then all of us who were demanding you get it because we thought you would like it were...correct?

Gods help me, yes.  ::) 

Granted, I didn't enjoy it as much straight "out of the box" as I do now, and admittedly I do feel it was heavily flawed at release.  However, the devs have made great strides with the game since then.  In terms of bug-fixing, gameplay/AI improvements, and (mostly free) added content, I have to credit CA for providing solid support thus far; may they continue to do so. 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on December 05, 2013, 08:21:17 AM
Greenmangaming has OOTP14 (http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/indie/out-park-baseball-2014/) for $19.99.  Use voucher code GMG20-CV2W4-DSYBT to knock it down to $16.  Site says "DRM: Other", so not sure if that means a key from the developer or what. 
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Greybriar on December 05, 2013, 08:55:37 AM
Greenmangaming has OOTP14 (http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/indie/out-park-baseball-2014/) for $19.99....

For those as puzzled as I was, OOTP14 refers to Out of the Park Baseball 14.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: smittyohio on December 05, 2013, 10:54:37 AM
Greenmangaming has OOTP14 (http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/indie/out-park-baseball-2014/) for $19.99.  Use voucher code GMG20-CV2W4-DSYBT to knock it down to $16.  Site says "DRM: Other", so not sure if that means a key from the developer or what.

OOTP14 uses a serial key from the developer, and I believe is limited to 2 simulatenous activations... If you need to move to a new machine, you have to de-activate a machine first.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 05, 2013, 11:00:15 AM
@Martok...VICTORY :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Martok on December 05, 2013, 02:54:54 PM
(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h412/Rotarrin/Other/romanlegionaires_zps7440cb96.jpg)


Thanks again, man.  I can safely say it's a gift I greatly appreciate.  :) 

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 05, 2013, 03:26:38 PM
Is that you before you fire the game up?
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 05, 2013, 04:02:51 PM
@Martok...VICTORY :)

I'm pretty sure he's singing this song aloud right now.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 05, 2013, 04:34:05 PM
I was thinking more along the lines of Apocalypse Now but ok.

Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 05, 2013, 06:11:28 PM
Moar helicopters and Wagner spilling from loudspeakers...can't argue with that logic.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 05, 2013, 06:20:20 PM
Totally off topic but the older I get the more totally f'd up Apocalypse Now becomes.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 05, 2013, 06:21:19 PM
Dude, it was f'd up the minute FFC dreamed it up.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 05, 2013, 06:23:46 PM
Yeah but when I was 13 I didn't realize that.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 05, 2013, 06:28:19 PM
I was 11. I remember thinking, why are they doing all this talking? More helicopters and booms, please!

Then I REALLY sat down and watched it about 15 years ago, for the first time, and then realized how seriously screwed up that movie was and glad I didn't absorb it like I absorbed 'Alien' into my nightmares.
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Gusington on December 06, 2013, 07:27:40 AM
What you did 15 years ago I just did 3 months back :)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on December 06, 2013, 10:33:12 AM
Dude, it was f'd up the minute FFC dreamed it up.

Or Lucas rather. (They switched movies off with each other.)
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: steve58 on December 06, 2013, 01:47:33 PM
For the flight simmers, several of the usual flight sim retailers are having huge sales.  PCPilotshop is having an "up to 60%" sale, including a big sale on Aerosoft products.  I've seen the Feel There E-jets on sale for about 50% off and Airbus X is on sale for about $35.  Also, a bunch of other sites are discounting all sorts of stuff...it's a good time to shop around.

Finally, simMarket has a bundled A2A B377 with Captain of the Ship for just under $50 if you buy them together.  That's about 30-40% off retail.

fyi: JustFlight just started their Christmas sale (http://www.justflight.com/category/christmas-sale?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Just+Flight++Just+Trains+Newsletter+-+NovemberDecember+2013&utm_content=Just+Flight++Just+Trains+Newsletter+-+NovemberDecember+2013+CID_d30130d9959afd2a4ff37748ab17494a&utm_source=cm&utm_term=Just%20Flight%20%20Just%20Trains%20Christmas%20Sales)...

Bummer of a sale.  Why the #@$@ are their digital downloads more expensive than the boxed versions?

Got an email this morning from JustFlight and it looks like they are starting (re-starting?) their Christmas Sale (http://www.justflight.com/category/christmas-sale. utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Just+Flight++Just+Trains+Christmas+Sales&utm_content=Just+Flight++Just+Trains+Christmas+Sales+CID_adfc18d3da529cab282033c59f6edc1a&utm_source=cm).  Prices look a bit better than the first go-round...
Title: Re: The Groginati Sales Thread
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 06, 2013, 01:53:02 PM
Kind of surprised to see Company of Heroes 2 so cheap already...only $13 at GMG...if you use one of their coupons, can even get cheaper.  I was in the pre-release beta program and paid over $50 for i