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Would anyone be prepared to trade £2 Paypal + a Metro 2033 key for a GMG Spec Ops key?

If this is an insultingly weak offer, feel free to ignore it.
 
I Am Alive should be cheaper in one of the Steam sales right? I'm kind of interested in it but with Hitman, The Walking Dead and Far Cry 3, I won't be playing it any time soon so I was wondering if I should just wait.
 

Wok

Member
I don't get it.

There is a new Humble. It has a Steam key.

 

Jonm1010

Banned
Well that's fucking irritating.

Been trying to buy the spec ops deal because I've been dying to try this one out at a reasonable price but GMG won't take any of my cards saying that the banks I use mislabel them as a gambling site or some shit.
 

Isaccard

Member
Well that's fucking irritating.

Been trying to buy the spec ops deal because I've been dying to try this one out at a reasonable price but GMG won't take any of my cards saying that the banks I use mislabel them as a gambling site or some shit.

See if you can get someone to buy it for you and paypal the money?
 
Well that's fucking irritating.

Been trying to buy the spec ops deal because I've been dying to try this one out at a reasonable price but GMG won't take any of my cards saying that the banks I use mislabel them as a gambling site or some shit.

Yea I had this happen to me as well. You should call your bank and check the cards that you used to make sure they are still active. My bank immediately cancelled my card after I tried to use it on GMG, fraud prevention. Sucks.
 

nexen

Member
I use paypal for GMG because it hates my credit cards too.
Works fine through paypal.

edit: actually it is my bank that hates GMG, because it is run by dirty foreigners I guess.
 

Jonm1010

Banned
Yea I had this happen to me as well. You should call your bank and check the cards that you used to make sure they are still active. My bank immediately cancelled my card after I tried to use it on GMG, fraud prevention. Sucks.
Man I hope I don't have to sit on the phone for both my cards now because of a 6 dollar purchase.

Thanks for the heads up though! I went from ecstatic to annoyed, to demoralized to now worried. Not sure I'm liking GMG anymore.
 

Jonm1010

Banned
I use paypal for GMG because it hates my credit cards too.
Works fine through paypal.

edit: actually it is my bank that hates GMG, because it is run by dirty foreigners I guess.
Awesome PayPal just worked for me!! Got it!

Now to call my banks about my other cards :(
 

Miker

Member
I'm disappointed Amazon is bundling Max Payne 3 with the Season Pass and not just selling it at $10 or so by itself. I have zero interest in multiplayer and even if the bundle was $15, that $5 difference will make me wait for an even lower sale.
 

xelios

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This just in:

Heh, just edited that into my posts, thanks. Also added these to my full list, will repost the entire list on the next page since it's been a while:

Stated by Amazon representative but still unconfirmed/no link given:

Amazon Rep said:
Also Black Friday will include this bundle for $7.49:
  • Victoria Franchise
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • King Arthur Collection
  • King Arthur II
  • Achtung Panzer 1943
  • Gettysburg Armored Warfare
We'll have Steam keys for the games that have Steam counterparts (I think). Need to check with Paradox.

Amazon Rep said:
Quick note, I'll be dropping the Rockstar/Take 2 updates sometime around 11/21.
 

drizzle

Axel Hertz
I tried to buy Spec Ops from a Poland site (the ROW key, Rest of the World, just like the GMG one) for 4 dollars, but the order never went through.

So fuck it, I bought it on GMG now for 6 bucks.

If the poland order shows up, I'll just give it away. :D

Thanks for the heads up.
 
Heh, just edited that into my posts, thanks. Also added these to my full list, will repost the entire list on the next page since it's been a while:

Stated by Amazon representative but still unconfirmed/no link given:

Also Black Friday will include this bundle for $7.49:
Victoria Franchise
Hearts of Iron III Collection
King Arthur Collection
King Arthur II
Achtung Panzer 1943
Gettysburg Armored Warfare
We'll have Steam keys for the games that have Steam counterparts (I think). Need to check with Paradox.
And this is the one I'm waiting for.
 
Does Spec Ops really worth it? I read that it only take 4hrs to beat is that true?


Also Tony said this about Call of Duty Black Ops

It'll be on sale over Black Friday, but still figuring out what the price point will be.
 

drizzle

Axel Hertz
Does Spec Ops really worth it? I read that it only take 4hrs to beat is that true?

General consensus is that the game is flawed, but it's worth it for what it does at the ending.

It won't get cheaper anytime soon, as it's the same price on Steam and I doubt it'll get a price drop before the summer sale.

And even if it does, it'll be 5 bucks, as opposed to 6 bucks with the discount code.

I got it mostly because I'm curious about that ending part.
 
Took me about 8 hrs playing on hard. Wonderful game, though more for what it makes you feel and think than for the actual gameplay, which is merely competent.

General consensus is that the game is flawed, but it's worth it for what it does at the ending.

It won't get cheaper anytime soon, as it's the same price on Steam and I doubt it'll get a price drop before the summer sale.

And even if it does, it'll be 5 bucks, as opposed to 6 bucks with the discount code.

I got it mostly because I'm curious about that ending part.

Yes, I played it last month, it lasted about 5 hours on normal. The game is short, but fantastic.

Ok thank you for your answers, I've pulled the trigger :D
 

1-D_FTW

Member
Recently saw a 3D movie of I Am Alive and it definitely jumped up my wishlist (looks fantastic with the Helix mod). Will wait for a little lower though.
 

xJavonta

Banned
I never understood why people equate game time to monetary value. That's just me though, if it gives me $60 worth of fun, I'll buy it. I don't care if it's 60 hours or 5 hours, fun is fun lol

Also, what's the deal with that Humble Bundle thing? I'm not exactly sure what they're offering.
 
I never understood why people equate game time to monetary value. That's just me though, if it gives me $60 worth of fun, I'll buy it. I don't care if it's 60 hours or 5 hours, fun is fun lol

Also, what's the deal with that Humble Bundle thing? I'm not exactly sure what they're offering.

Spec Ops is 5 great hours totally worth the price it's at now.

Game length is such a weird measure too, do people always play through games to the end and then never touch them again?

I played Journey through 3 times so in my mind it feels more like a 6 hour game than a 2 hour game and I stopped playing Dead Island after 2 hours so it was completely irrelevant to me if it's 15+ hours long
 

cicero

Member
I never understood why people equate game time to monetary value. That's just me though, if it gives me $60 worth of fun, I'll buy it. I don't care if it's 60 hours or 5 hours, fun is fun lol

Also, what's the deal with that Humble Bundle thing? I'm not exactly sure what they're offering.

Amnesia Fortnight is the name for Double Fine’s annual prototyping period. They take two weeks off from whatever they’re working on, split the company into small teams, and each team gets two weeks to make a game. They do this to test out new ideas, and to test out new project leaders who feel ready to have a project of their own. Many of the games Double Fine has released in the last few years have come from the Amnesia Fortnight process. As Tim Schafer says, “it’s really a great morale boost for the team, and a highly effective way to develop new game ideas.”

Double Fine wants you to be a part of Amnesia Fortnight! You can vote for the ideas that get made into prototypes, which will be live streamed during the development process. In addition, 2 Player Productions will be filming the process and posting videos daily. That means you get to see all these games come together from scratch in front of your eyes!

Contributing will also get you two awesome prototypes from previous Amnesia Fortnights, available for Windows (DRM-free and on Steam). Both are an amazing glimpse into Double Fine’s creativity and give a sneak peek as to what to expect from this year’s game jam.

When the Fortnight is done, you can download the actual prototypes and play them yourselves. Contribute now, pay what you want, and decide how much money goes to charity. Then you can decide who wins the award for best prototype of Amnesia Fortnight.

So watch all the videos, read the materials, talk about the games on Double Fine’s forums, and make your selections. Buy the bundle, play the prototypes, let Double Fine know what you think. Who knows? Maybe the greatest game Double Fine has ever done will come out of this process, and you will have been part of it!
People contribute, then they vote on their favorite game pitches, out of the 23 prototype pitches listed, then Double Fine take the top voted ideas and do a game jam. Contributors get two prototypes from previous jams as well as access to the top four winners from this jam.
 

Tess3ract

Banned
Spec Ops is 5 great hours totally worth the price it's at now.

Game length is such a weird measure too, do people always play through games to the end and then never touch them again?

I played Journey through 3 times so in my mind it feels more like a 6 hour game than a 2 hour game and I stopped playing Dead Island after 2 hours so it was completely irrelevant to me if it's 15+ hours long
I do not replay games. I've got too many games and too many things I want to do during the day, I want to buy something worth my time.
 

d00d3n

Member
Has anyone tried vpn directly from the router using a dd-wrt flashed router? Maybe that will work to bypass the geographical restrictions?
 

JordanKZ

Member
I can't remember if Sonic Adventure 2 really was this easy/short or because I played it to death as a 12 year old I remember everything about it. Either way, nostalgia trip. Made me realise that game is no way as fun to play without all the upgrades though.
 

xelios

Universal Access can be found under System Preferences
Civ 5 Gods & Kings back in stock.

"When Valve contacted me about two weeks ago to announce their Autumn (nov 21-27) and Winter (Dec 20-Jan 4) sales ... http://sotmc.artery-studios.com/wp/
-----> http://cdr.thebronasium.com/cdr/9683 <-----


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100% confirmed Steam keys for the ongoing Amazon sale -- WORK IN PROGRESS. Civilization Mac codes give you the Windows version as well -- CONFIRMED. Thanks to Isaccard and 7extonly for all the heads ups on new news!



11/22 1:10 pm - 5:10 pm PST:

  • Dishonored $25 - with a catch. Amazon will have a lightning deal on the physical PC copy of Dishonored Nov. 22nd somewhere between 1:10 pm - 5:10 pm PST. Dishonored is Steamworks so you will be able to activate it on your Steam account. Limited quantity.

Starting 11/18 - 11/25:



Unknown Dates:

  • Viva Big Bundle of Games: $8.99 (thanks cicero)
    • Airline Tycoon Deluxe
    • Alter Ego
    • Angel Code
    • Cargo - The Quest for Gravity
    • Crazy Machines: New From The Lab
    • Grand Ages Rome
    • Helldorado
    • Mata Hari
    • STORM Frontline Nation
    • Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops

Serious Sam Series: (Unknown dates - thanks to 7extonly)


Starting 11/18-11/24:


Starting 11/18-11/25:


Starting 11/18-11/26:


Starting 11/19-11/22:

11/21:
11/23:



11/23-11/24:

  • Sonic Action Pack - $24.99 (thanks Isaccard)
    • Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
      [*]Sonic 3 & Knuckles
      [*]Sonic 3D Blast
      [*]Sonic Adventure DX

      [*]Sonic CD
      [*]Sonic Generations Casino Night DLC
      [*]Sonic Generations
    • Sonic Spinball
      [*]Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 2
    • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
      [*]Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1
    • Sonic the Hedgehog

11/23-11/26:


  • Paradox War Chest - $7.49 Contains:

    • Victoria Franchise
      [*]Hearts of Iron III Collection
      [*]King Arthur Collection
      [*]King Arthur II

      [*]Achtung Panzer 1943
      [*]Gettysburg Armored Warfare

  • Paradox Majesty Franchise - $9.99 Contains:

    • Defenders of Ardania Battlemagic
      [*]Defenders of Ardania
      [*]Defenders of Ardania: The Conjurer's Tricks DLC
      [*]Majesty 2 Collection
      [*]Majesty Gold - HD
      [*]Warlock Master of the Arcane Master of Artifacts DLC
      [*]Warlock Master of the Arcane Power of the Serpent
      [*]Warlock Master of the Arcane Return of the Elves DLC
      [*]Warlock: Master of the Arcane - Powerful Lords DLC
      [*]Warlock: Master of the Arcane

11/23-11/25:

  • Pint Sized Paradox Package - $5.99 Contains:

    • Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shields DLC Pack
      [*]Crusader Kings II: Mongols DLC Pack
      [*]Crusader Kings II: Ruler Designer DLC
      [*]Crusader Kings II: Songs of Albion DLC
      [*]Crusader Kings II: Songs of Faith DLC
      [*]Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Holy Land DLC
      [*]Majesty 2 Collection
      [*]Majesty Gold - HD
      [*]Warlock: Master of the Arcane

  • Plentiful Paradox Package - $9.99 Contains:

    • Crusader Kings II
      [*]Magicka Collection
      [*]Magicka: The Stars Are Left DLC
      [*]Sword of the Stars - Complete Collection
      [*]Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter
      [*]Victoria II

11/24-11/25:

11/26:

Reported Take Two Black Friday (links yet to come, updates/changes will likely be made):

  • Bioshock Dual Pack - $4.99
  • Borderlands 2 - $29.99
  • Civilization V - $7.50
  • Civilization V: Babylon Nebuchadnezzar II DLC - $1.25
  • Civilization V: Civilization and Scenario Pack: Korea - $1.25
  • Civilization V: Gods and Kings - $20.09
  • Civilization V: Korea and Ancient World Combo Pack - $1.87
  • Civilization V: Wonders of the Ancient World Scenario Pack - $1.25
  • Civilization V Complete Pack (GOTY + Gods and Kings) - $19.99
  • Civilization V Cradle of Civilization Americas -$0.75
  • Civilization V Cradle of Civilization Asia -$0.75
  • Civilization V Cradle of Civilization Mediterranean - $0.75
  • Civilization V Cradle of Civilization Mesopotamia - $0.75
  • Civilization V Explorers Map Pack DLC - $1.25
  • Civilization V GOTY - $12.50
  • GTA - San Andreas - $3.75
  • GTA IV - $5.00
  • LA Noire - $5.00
  • Max Payne 3 Complete Bundle &#8211; Contains MP3+Season Pass - $19.99
  • NBA2K13 - $22.49
  • Xcom Enemy Unknown - $37.49
Need Confirmation (according to this thread they should be Steamworks titles, but still need confirmation):



Starting 11/16 until ???:


Starting 11/19-11/20:
 

Isaccard

Member
All the THQ stuff is gone; Saints Row 3 is back to $20 and Season Pass $10.

I'd expect to see them lowered again during the Steam sale though, hoping to pick up a complete edition or something.
 

Snuggles

erotic butter maelstrom
Argh, I hate buying from GMG. First it cann't authenticate my mastercard for some reason, then I can't remember my paypal password and it doesn't let me log in a guest. :(

Oh well, I didn't need Spec Ops that bad.
 

xelios

Universal Access can be found under System Preferences
All the THQ stuff is gone; Saints Row 3 is back to $20 and Season Pass $10.

I'd expect to see them lowered again during the Steam sale though, hoping to pick up a complete edition or something.

Yes, they've been stricken and moved to the bottom of the list. THQ medley is unavailable as well. Thanks.
 
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