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SalsaShark
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(07-05-2010, 04:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Volcynika

Ends 10AM Pacific time.

oh, what i read was wrong :( lol. Nevermind that, still need help.
K.Jack
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(07-05-2010, 04:51 AM)
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Borderlands DLC: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
Commandos Pack
Cryostasis
Gothic Bundle
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
Introversion Complete Pack - Summer 2010
Kane and Lynch: Dead Men
Oddworld Abes Oddysee and Exoddus package
Puzzle Kingdoms
Shatter
Space Rangers Pack
Star Wolves
Star Wolves 2
Star Wolves 3
Zeno Clash

TOTAL: $70.40
CoachKevin
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(07-05-2010, 04:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by BomberMouse

Last week I had no PC capable of gaming, thanks to this sale now I own
- Portal
- Jericho
- Overlord Pack
- Commandos Pack
- Flotilla
- Killing Floor
- PB Winterbottom
- Civ IV Pack
- ToMi Pack
- Thief
- Titan Quest Pack

And I'm on the fence with about 10 other games XD, has anyone played:

- Mata Hari
- Ceville
- Time Gentlemen
- Broken Sword Pack
- Full Pipe
- Toki Tori
- Ghost Master
- Kings Bounty (is the gold edition worth it or the first game has enough content to keep me busy for a long time?)

If you are considering Time Gentlemen, you should get Ben there Dan That. Great game. Really enjoying it and I don't even play adventure games.
Aselith
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(07-05-2010, 04:58 AM)
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Thanks, Valve! :(

AND my computer is broken so I won't be able to play anything for at least a few months.
Devil Theory
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(07-05-2010, 05:00 AM)
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I'm getting really irritated that I can't install anything to play the games I just bought.
Twig
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(07-05-2010, 05:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by CoachKevin

If you are considering Time Gentlemen, you should get Ben there Dan That. Great game. Really enjoying it and I don't even play adventure games.

Can't can get one without the other. d:
Nabs
(07-05-2010, 05:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by BomberMouse

Last week I had no PC capable of gaming, thanks to this sale now I own
- Portal
- Jericho
- Overlord Pack
- Commandos Pack
- Flotilla
- Killing Floor
- PB Winterbottom
- Civ IV Pack
- ToMi Pack
- Thief
- Titan Quest Pack

And I'm on the fence with about 10 other games XD, has anyone played:

- Mata Hari
- Ceville
- Time Gentlemen
- Broken Sword Pack
- Full Pipe
- Toki Tori
- Ghost Master
- Kings Bounty (is the gold edition worth it or the first game has enough content to keep me busy for a long time?)

I can only recommend Toki Tori. Great game.
Zerokku
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(07-05-2010, 05:04 AM)
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Steam Sale Haul:

Borderlands DLC: Dr. Ned
Borderlands DLC: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
World of Goo
Star Wars: Empire at War Gold
Borderlands
Winterbottom
Titan Quest Gold
Bioshock
Torchlight
Red Faction Guerrilla
X-Com 3: Apocalypse
X-COM: Terror from the Deep
X-Com: UFO Defense
Grand Theft Auto IV
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords
Audiosurf
Zeno Clash
Half-Life 1 Anthology
Nabs
(07-05-2010, 05:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nabs

Final Take:

Trine
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Devil May Cry 4
FUEL
DiRT
Bionic Commando + Rearmed
Beat Hazard
Max and the Magic Marker
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Winterbottom
Shatter
FlatOut Ultimate Carnage (NA)
Grand Theft Auto IV (US/AU)
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West
Ghostbusters: The Videogame
Dirt 2

I think it came out to around 80 bucks.

just added Super Laser Racer to my list for $1.25.

Total: $79.96
Azure Dream
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(07-05-2010, 05:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by BomberMouse

And I'm on the fence with about 10 other games XD, has anyone played:

- Time Gentlemen

I haven't played this one enough, but the prequel, Ben There Dan That is included, and it's damn excellent. If the sequel is even half as brilliant, it's worth the cost.

Technically you can get BTDT for free off the developer's website, maybe do that first and see if you like it.
TheFatOne
(07-05-2010, 05:26 AM)
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I still can't play Borderlands online. I have been trying top play online for an hour already. I can join public games, but I can't make a public or private game with my friend. I tried forwarding my ports but that didn't work. is anyone else having problems with Borderlands?
I <3 Memes
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(07-05-2010, 05:29 AM)

Originally Posted by TheFatOne

I still can't play Borderlands online. I have been trying top play online for an hour already. I can join public games, but I can't make a public or private game with my friend. I tried forwarding my ports but that didn't work. is anyone else having problems with Borderlands?


Gameranger will work. I use it instead of gamespy whenever I can.

http://www.gameranger.com/
lastplayed
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(07-05-2010, 05:31 AM)
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My list so far

The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
Sacraboar
Clive Barker's Jericho (enjoyed it on the 360 years ago, not bad for $1.69)
Europa Universalis III

Here's hoping I can last the next few hours...
Morbid Angel
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(07-05-2010, 05:31 AM)
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Is Riddick worth it? The game looks interesting but I'm not sure about the DRM.
Devil Theory
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(07-05-2010, 05:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Morbid Angel

Is Riddick worth it? The game looks interesting but I'm not sure about the DRM.

Amazing games that are very underrated, but if any game has DRM skip them, and go for the 360 version that comes with the updated old one plus the new one.
Truespeed
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(07-05-2010, 05:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by echoshifting

Shatter - favorite game of the sale so far

So true. If only more high end games from PSN and Xbox live would come to steam.
kamspy
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(07-05-2010, 05:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Morbid Angel

Is Riddick worth it? The game looks interesting but I'm not sure about the DRM.

Worst case scenario it's $6 for a 3-4 year rental. I bought it for about the same from Newegg a few installs ago and I haven't had a problem yet.
WickedLaharl
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(07-05-2010, 05:46 AM)
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well i'm pretty satisfied with what i got.

still i would have been ecstatic if TLR had gone on sale but it's all good.

just checking through the thread now and looking at pickup lists carefully in case i missed something.

rocket knight i want... is defense grid good? i'm not really familiar with the genre.
Mrbob
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enjoy the shootbang?
(07-05-2010, 05:48 AM)
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Defense Grid is awesome. Pick it up!
Rctdaemon
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(07-05-2010, 05:50 AM)
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Temptation won me over. At least it was only $12.
Civ IV Complete
Clive Barker's Jericho
Morbid Angel
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(07-05-2010, 05:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Devil Theory

Amazing games that are very underrated, but if any game has DRM skip them, and go for the 360 version that comes with the updated old one plus the new one.

Originally Posted by kamspy

Worst case scenario it's $6 for a 3-4 year rental. I bought it for about the same from Newegg a few installs ago and I haven't had a problem yet.

Thanks guys. I'm gonna flip a coin or something :lol
speculawyer
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(07-05-2010, 05:59 AM)
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Yeah! . . . This fixed my Call of Duty problem:

http://www.filefront.com/16696483/atioglxx.rar
(take it out of the archive and then)
put this file in your cod1 folder (works fine also with all other opengl's games that has the same problem. but i don't know how fix quake live that has corrupted textures...)

is not necessary revert to ccc 10.4 if you try this.

Boo . . . Steam locked me out from buying things again. And strangely, I'm locked out of both my account and my daughters account. :-(

I don't understand that. And I know the paypal account has the money to buy. WTF?
TheFightingFish
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(07-05-2010, 06:02 AM)
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Just Toki Tori and Thief: Dark Shadows for me.

I will say that my new mindset as a busy dad of not having to play games to completion does really help out with these Steam sales. Sure I might buy a few too many games with the low prices, but when I only play games until they start to bore me and then move on to the next, I have time for way more games which works nicely with the Steam sales. I get lots of fun games to play on the PC and I just bounce around between them as I see fit. If there is a cool ~30 hour game that I play $5 for and only play for 5 hours or so I still feel like I've gotten a pretty good deal.
unagisensei
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(07-05-2010, 06:04 AM)
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Can someone sell me on Tori Toki? It seems like tons of u guys are buying it but it looked a bit kiddy from the screens I just checked out.
Sai-kun
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(07-05-2010, 06:09 AM)
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Just bought:

GTAIV
Red Faction: Guerilla
Killing Floor

$15 :D Not bad.
Blizzard
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(07-05-2010, 06:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by speculawyer

Yeah! . . . This fixed my Call of Duty problem:



Boo . . . Steam locked me out from buying things again. And strangely, I'm locked out of both my account and my daughters account. :-(

I don't understand that. And I know the paypal account has the money to buy. WTF?

I've never seen someone locked out as much as you. At least these last few times you've only gotten buying disabled, not logging into your account completely, right?

Originally Posted by unagisensei

Can someone sell me on Tori Toki? It seems like tons of u guys are buying it but it looked a bit kiddy from the screens I just checked out.

I guess it is a little kiddy in terms of the penguin. It's just a puzzle game, and towards the end I've heard it gets complicated. I haven't gotten that far myself. You might be able to find videos on youtube or something.
echoshifting
(07-05-2010, 06:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob

Defense Grid is awesome. Pick it up!

Yes, yes it is. The DLC is absurdly cheap for what you get, if you haven't picked it up already
Mrbob
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enjoy the shootbang?
(07-05-2010, 06:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by unagisensei

Can someone sell me on Tori Toki? It seems like tons of u guys are buying it but it looked a bit kiddy from the screens I just checked out.

It is a puzzle game set up in a 2D side scrolling fashion. Very fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgazv9XDm5k
5il3nc3r
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(07-05-2010, 06:15 AM)
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Is Red Faction a good port? I saw Red Faction (PS3) in the bargain bin for $10 but Steam has for $5. I usually prefer to play these open world games on a console but for only $5...
Fredescu
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(07-05-2010, 06:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by unagisensei

Can someone sell me on Tori Toki? It seems like tons of u guys are buying it but it looked a bit kiddy from the screens I just checked out.

It may look kiddy, but you can unlock the guns and gore as early as the second level if you play your cards right. Make no mistake, this is a mature, visceral, cutting edge, fluffy animal murder simulator.
Jirotrom
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(07-05-2010, 06:16 AM)

Originally Posted by unagisensei

Can someone sell me on Tori Toki? It seems like tons of u guys are buying it but it looked a bit kiddy from the screens I just checked out.

your avatar looks "kiddy"

buy it

Originally Posted by 5il3nc3r

Is Red Faction a good port? I saw Red Faction (PS3) in the bargain bin for $10 but Steam has for $5. I usually prefer to play these open world games on a console but for only $5...

no problems so far
Drkirby
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(07-05-2010, 06:22 AM)
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P.B. Winterbottom is a lot of fun, and well worth $5 of its normal price. Not sure if the people who made it can profit from it though, since I think it took 3 years to make, and started as a free flash game, but maybe the team was a single guy :lol
unagisensei
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(07-05-2010, 06:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fredescu

Make no mistake, this is a mature, visceral, cutting edge, fluffy animal murder simulator.

Well, if that's the case, I'm in, haha. I actually I'm just going to buy it and check it out after realizing that it's only $2.50...for some reason though $5 was the sale price before I double checked.
Twig
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(07-05-2010, 06:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by unagisensei

Can someone sell me on Tori Toki? It seems like tons of u guys are buying it but it looked a bit kiddy from the screens I just checked out.

It's an awful game you should avoid it at all costs and buy something like Nikopol instead.
speculawyer
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(07-05-2010, 06:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Blizzard

I've never seen someone locked out as much as you. At least these last few times you've only gotten buying disabled, not logging into your account completely, right?

Yeah, just locked out of buying. Which is probably a good thing. :lol

I think they have pretty tight triggers for fraud detection and you need to realize that I've bought some 100+ games over the past few days (many in packs) some for me and some for others . . . so I understand why I get locked out. :D

I'm just a bit confused as to why my daughter's account got locked out. I guess it has my name on it too.
crimsonheadGCN
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(07-05-2010, 06:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by unagisensei

Well, if that's the case, I'm in, haha. I actually I'm just going to buy it and check it out after realizing that it's only $2.50...for some reason though $5 was the sale price before I double checked.

There's a demo of it and it only takes like 150 MB of HD space.
IrishNinja
(07-05-2010, 06:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by IrishNinja

this is the last day of the sale, right? help me out here, GAF.

I'm thinking of getting The Void at $10 (@#$% missed the $5...new to steam, can i use fan mods/patches? i hear this game goes a lot better if you do), debating Aquaria at $10, mebbe Audiosurf for $5, and...is Machinarium good/worth ten?

throwing around Tales of Monkey Island complete, just gotta see how much it costs on wiiware first.

sorry to bump, GAF...console fanboy giving PC gaming a shot once my backlog's tied up, was looking for ya'lls input. holla!
ChoklitReign
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(07-05-2010, 06:31 AM)
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$01.25: Alien Versus Predator Classic
$33.49: Alpha Protocol
$14.99: Bioshock 2
$06.78: Borderlands: Mad Moxxi/General Knoxx
$03.24: Cryostasis
$04.99: Painkiller
$11.90: Monkey Island Complete Pack

Total: $76.64

Great, nowhere close to $100. And everything but AP was under $20. I'll buy Singularity and Just Cause 2 for the Christmas sale.
speculawyer
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(07-05-2010, 06:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheFatOne

I still can't play Borderlands online. I have been trying top play online for an hour already. I can join public games, but I can't make a public or private game with my friend. I tried forwarding my ports but that didn't work. is anyone else having problems with Borderlands?

Yeah, I had this problem when the game first came out. I got pissed and quit the game. The UI, server browser, configuration, etc. for the PC version was piss poor.

I assume they've fixed at least some of that stuff by now. Then again, the fact that there is a Borderlands config editor program tells me that they just let a lot of that shit stay kinda shitty.
ClovingWestbrook
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(07-05-2010, 06:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by speculawyer

Yeah! . . . This fixed my Call of Duty problem:



Boo . . . Steam locked me out from buying things again. And strangely, I'm locked out of both my account and my daughters account. :-(

I don't understand that. And I know the paypal account has the money to buy. WTF?

Locked out as in your account is disabled or only locked out from purchasing games for both accounts?
Zomba13
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(07-05-2010, 06:34 AM)
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Sam and Max: The Devils Playhouse
Introversion Complete Pack - Summer 2010
Dragon Age: Origins - The Awakening
The Void
Ghost Master
Cryostasis
Killing Floor

That's what I've bought. I would have bought more if I didn't need to save some money.
speculawyer
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(07-05-2010, 06:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by IrishNinja

sorry to bump, GAF...console fanboy giving PC gaming a shot once my backlog's tied up, was looking for ya'lls input. holla!

Well I'd be completely shocked if Monkey Island stuff was cheaper on the Wii so buy it on the PC.

Lots of people picked Machinarium as their GOTY.
Blizzard
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(07-05-2010, 06:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheFatOne

I still can't play Borderlands online. I have been trying top play online for an hour already. I can join public games, but I can't make a public or private game with my friend. I tried forwarding my ports but that didn't work. is anyone else having problems with Borderlands?

Yep. It was awful when it came out, and I got a pack on release and basically regretted it, not to mention my aversion to paid DLC.

Some people probably claimed that forwarding ports is easy and fixes everything, but unless my cable modem was preventing me from forwarding ports with just my router, it was still awful and broken and sometimes people could join other people and sometimes they just couldn't. I heard they were looking into alternatives, but I don't know if they ever found a better solution. At the very least, lots of fans came up with configuration file fixes and stuff, and they didn't get their threads deleted and whatnot, which is better than say, Codemasters.
TheFatOne
(07-05-2010, 06:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by I <3 Memes

Gameranger will work. I use it instead of gamespy whenever I can.

http://www.gameranger.com/

Thank you very much sir.

Originally Posted by speculawyer

Yeah, I had this problem when the game first came out. I got pissed and quit the game. The UI, server browser, configuration, etc. for the PC version was piss poor.

I assume they've fixed at least some of that stuff by now. Then again, the fact that there is a Borderlands config editor program tells me that they just let a lot of that shit stay kinda shitty.

yea I thought it was just bad luck at first. When I googled for a solution it seemed like I wasn't the only one with this issue. Can anyone recommend me a cheap mic for pc?
speculawyer
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(07-05-2010, 06:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by LovingSteam

Locked out as in your account is disabled or only locked out from purchasing games for both accounts?

Locked out from purchasing games from both accounts.

I don't know what is up with my credit card. I assume it is OK, but they probably have their own triggers. But it is so bizarre that neither account allowed me to buy with paypal.
Mario
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(07-05-2010, 06:44 AM)
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So, I have a clear picture of the sales figures for Shatter now. During the day of the sale, looks like we sold ~250% of the total units sold up until the sale. In other words, on the day of the sale we sold 2.5 times the number of units more than the total number of units sold during the entire 4 month period since release combined.

Revenue wise, by offering a 75% discount the take per unit was a lot less. So we only did about 64% or 2/3 of the revenue that we had otherwise collected to date. However, important to remember this was one day, so we basically boosted our LTD revenue by 64% in a single day event.

We also had a little spike on streaming and sales of the soundtrack on sale day and beyond. Noticable though not very meaningful in terms of revenue (worth maybe a few hundred dollars to us). We had some modest increases in our Facebook and Twitter followers too.

As for ongoing unit sales, it remains to be seen what the longer term impact is. There is certainly a modest elevated daily sales number, though we kicked off an online advertising campaign on 1 July which may be contributing to that.

All in all, decent revenue spike, and a lot more people playing and enjoying the game. A great result and one we are very happy with.
SalsaShark
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(07-05-2010, 06:44 AM)
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Well, thanks to StayUp for helping me out with these final games, thanks to Speculawyer as well (as always) for trying.

Now to the damage, i got:

Killing Floor
Cryostasis
Serious Sam HD The first encounter
Serious Sam HD The second encounter
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
Commandos: Behind enemy lines
Commandos: Beyond the call of duty
Commandos 2
Commandos 3: Destination Berlin
X-Com: UFO Defense
X-Com: Terror from the deep
X-Com: Apocalypse
X-Com: Interceptor
X-Com: Enforcer
Torchlight
Shatter
Madballs in... Babo:Invasion
Winterbottom
Titan Quest
Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
Day of Defeat: Source
Half-Life 2: Episode One
Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Freedom Force
Freedom Force Vs The 3rd Reich
Trine
Red Faction Guerrilla
Time Gentlemen, Please!
Ben There, Dan That!
Toki Tori

Some were gifts.

I dont really wanna do the math.

I regret nothing! :lol
Salacious Crumb
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(07-05-2010, 06:48 AM)
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Time for the depressing tally.

Mount and Blade: Warband
Ghost Master
Broken Sword: Twin Pack
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Freedom Pack
Saints Row 2 (ROW)
Winterbottom
FlatOut Ultimate Carnage (ROW)
Red Faction Guerrilla
The Void
Shatter
Red Orchestra
Call of Duty Pack - Summer 2010
Oddworld Abes Oddysee and Exoddus package
Flotilla
Half-Life 1
SSHD Double Pack (ROW)
Chrome + Chrome: Specforce
Resident Evil 5
Galcon Fusion
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West
Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000
Introversion Complete Pack - Summer 2010
Bioshock 2
Puzzle Kingdoms
Cryostasis
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition (ROW)
Overlord Complete Pack

Total: $162.18 US or $192.40 AU

GOD DAMN. I guess its not too bad when you consider a full priced HD console game is $119 AU here.

My total games tally now stands at 214.
bearcatjosh
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(07-05-2010, 06:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mario

So, I have a clear picture of the sales figures for Shatter now. During the day of the sale, looks like we sold ~250% of the total units sold up until the sale. In other words, on the day of the sale we sold 2.5 times the number of units more than the total number of units sold during the entire 4 month period since release combined.

Revenue wise, by offering a 75% discount the take per unit was a lot less. So we only did about 64% or 2/3 of the revenue that we had otherwise collected to date. However, important to remember this was one day, so we basically boosted our LTD revenue by 64% in a single day event.

We also had a little spike on streaming and sales of the soundtrack on sale day and beyond. Noticable though not very meaningful in terms of revenue (worth maybe a few hundred dollars to us). We had some modest increases in our Facebook and Twitter followers too.

As for ongoing unit sales, it remains to be seen what the longer term impact is. There is certainly a modest elevated daily sales number, though we kicked off an online advertising campaign on 1 July which may be contributing to that.

All in all, decent revenue spike, and a lot more people playing and enjoying the game. A great result and one we are very happy with.

Thanks for sharing! It's great to know the sale truly helped some studios.
Erudite
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(07-05-2010, 06:55 AM)
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Tales of Monkey Island
The Void
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
Thief: Deadly Shadows
S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat
Mount & Blade: Warband
Bioshock 2

Total: $66.50~

Not too bad I guess. Already had a sizable backlog as it is, and now I just made it worse =(

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