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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:31 PM

The Steam Holiday Sale has begun!

What's on everybody's wish list?

I'm looking to pick up
- KoTOR 2
- Walking Dead
- possibly Spec Ops: The Line if it goes to -75%

and maybe some Greenlight games like Miasmata, Afterfall InSanity and Primordia.
And No Time To Explain if it comes out in time...

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Reply The Steam Holiday Sale has begun! (Original post)
LeftOfSelf-Centered Dec 2012 OP
Occulus Dec 2012 #1
LeftOfSelf-Centered Dec 2012 #7
Occulus Dec 2012 #11
LeftOfSelf-Centered Dec 2012 #12
Javaman Dec 2012 #2
Occulus Dec 2012 #3
LeftOfSelf-Centered Dec 2012 #8
Riftaxe Dec 2012 #14
LeftOfSelf-Centered Dec 2012 #15
Ohio Joe Dec 2012 #4
Evoman Dec 2012 #6
LeftOfSelf-Centered Dec 2012 #9
Evoman Dec 2012 #5
LeftOfSelf-Centered Dec 2012 #10
SilveryMoon Dec 2012 #13
LeftOfSelf-Centered Dec 2012 #16
ZombieHorde Dec 2012 #17

Response to LeftOfSelf-Centered (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:42 PM

1. If FarCry 3 goes on sale, get that.

If you don't have it already.

Spec Ops is really good, too. And I see that Portal 2 is ten whopping bucks, so if you don't already have that, get. It. NOW.

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Response to Occulus (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 06:22 AM

7. I might get Far Cry 3, but further down the line.

I only played the first one, and I wasn't a huge fan. It had pretty environments, but to me that's all it had going for it. I know FC3 isn't made by Crytek, but I think the first kinda soured me. And besides doesn't it use UPlay? I have yet to play Mass Effect 3 because I don't want to bother with Origin and I *love* Mass Effect!

Also my rig is five years old, I don't know how well it would hold up.

I did see the screencaps of FC3 you posted on Steam and they look great. Reminded me of a webpage called Dead End Thrills. It's all screenshots of (heavily modded, I believe) games that make for great wallpapers/screensavers. There's some really good stuff from Portal, Fallout 3, Mirror's Edge, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and much more...
http://deadendthrills.com/

And Portal 2? I playtested (and broke) your custom map, remember?

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Response to LeftOfSelf-Centered (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:46 PM

11. Oh, crap, you did. I forgot.

The only thing you've managed to break so far is my heart.

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Response to Occulus (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:16 PM

12. Someday we'll remember this and laugh. And laugh. And laugh.

Oh, boy.

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Response to LeftOfSelf-Centered (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:04 AM

2. I'll finally get Skyrim and I can finally get that arrow to my knee I've been wanting. nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:16 AM

3. Be sure to mod the crap out of it

The visual mods make the game go from great-looking to snapshot-worthy beautiful.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 06:32 AM

8. Skyrim intrigues me...

even though I usually don't much like the fantasy sword and sorcery stuff. But I'm curious to see what everybody else is talking about. I'll probably wait for the GOTY version with all the DLC though.

Also you can turn the big dragon into a pony...

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Response to LeftOfSelf-Centered (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:45 AM

14. I would first go for oblivion goty edition

next time it comes up for under $5.

But like any bethesda game, the awesome mod'rs out there will make it the game you want to play, even if you did not know it

(unless you buy the game for console, but then again i suppose it is payback for a decade of console players dumbing down games in general).

Skyrim suffers from consoliti's while oblivion it's predecessor can be played without the annoyances such a condition drags along with it.

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Response to Riftaxe (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:21 PM

15. That actually sounds like a good idea...

Now I just gotta wait for Oblivion to go on sale. It's only at -40% now, and for a game that I'd be buying on whim just to see if I like it I'll wait for a better deal. Fallout 3 was made with the same engine as Oblivion, right? I'm currently slogging my way through New Vegas; I really like the game, but it's taking a loooooooooooooooong time, and I'm sure I'm missing half of the things out there...

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On Edit: No Deathclaw Gauntlet?! I am disappoint.
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I don't have any consoles, although I wouldn't mind having one for two games: Skate and NCAA College Football (I'm sure there is more, but I don't follow console games enough to know about them). I hate EA Sports for having a stranglehold on the NCAA licensing rights and completely ignoring the PC. Actually, you know what I'd really like? A college football management game, la "Football (Soccer) Manager". I know, I know, I'm weird and it's never gonna happen...

I know what you mean about bad console ports; I don't really care if the graphics aren't amazing enough to make my GPU beg for mercy. What really gets under my skin are things like checkpoint save systems only, badly adapted controls, clumsy menus optimized for control pads only, and generally the oversimplification of games that are supposed to be complex and having to play them as if I were using a controller, even though I'm not and I have a keyboard full of keys at my disposal. But I digress.

The one big positive influence (for me) that consoles have had on PCs is that they have slowed down the hardware arms race. So far my five year old GeForce 8800 has handled everything I've thrown at it. Which may spell trouble for hardware manufacturers, which in turn means trouble for PCs...

But I'm not gonna start ranting...

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Response to LeftOfSelf-Centered (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:45 AM

4. I really want the new X-Com

I think Borderlands can keep me busy long enough for an X-Com GotY edition with expansions

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 04:40 PM

6. The new X-Com is calling to me with it's sweet, sultry voice.

I bought it for a friend of mine for Christmas, and almost folded and got it for myself too. But I've decided to go on a Buying Games Diet. Until I start finishing up all the other games I've got, no X-Com. Even though I'll probably fold like a cheap suit and get it for PS3. Wanna play it on the nice big TV screen from my couch.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 06:40 AM

9. Same here.

X-Com looks really interesting, but I'll hold out for the GOTY. I'm currently making my way through New Vegas (with all the DLC), and I have plenty of games I have yet to even download, so I'm set for quite a while.

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Response to LeftOfSelf-Centered (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 04:36 PM

5. Man, I'm just trying to stay away. I havent even checked the latest humble bundle.

I HAVE WAY TOO MANY GAMES TOO PLAY.

Especially after I folded and got the THQ bundle. I have cancer, I pretty much lay home all day, and I still don't have time to play all the games I have on Steam and PS3. And just yesterday, my good friend delivered Persona 4 Golden for the Vita to me as a Christmas present.

Games I'm in the middle of now:

Borderlands 2
Deadspace 2
Saints Row 3
Persona 3 portable
Little Big Planet Vita
Icewind Dale 2
Heroes of Might and Magic 3
Avernum 4
Puzzle Kingdom
Prof Layton latest game

I just finished all the Splinter Cells (Conviction does as of yesterday..fun as hell) on steam, so that makes me feel at least a little sense of completion.

Still got tons of steam games i havent downloaded yet. I just downloaded Meat Boy, Psychonauts, Jagged Alliance 2, and Lone survivor, but havent played them yet.

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Response to Evoman (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 06:58 AM

10. The latest Indie Bundle is mostly platformers

so I think I'll skip it. The little of Super Meatboy that I played made me want to throw my computer out of the window.
Lone Survivor on the other hand I really like; I haven't finished it yet but it's cool so far.

A friend of mine is playing Borderlands and I just gave him my Saint's Row 3 from the THQ bundle, so I may very well revisit those games for some Co-Op.

I also a have a ton of untouched games, so I'm trying to stick strictly to the games i mentioned above, and only if the deals are good, otherwise I can wait, I won't go bored. The only one I am getting with certainty is KotoR2, because I've been waiting to get it for years.

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Response to LeftOfSelf-Centered (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:22 PM

13. Sonic the hedgehog

I've wanted to pick up the old Sonic games an Sonic Adventure 1 and 2. I saw the bundle on sale for $30....

Sonic 1,2,3 and knuckles,4 part 1 and 2
Sonic Adventure 1 and 2
Sonic generations
and a bunch of others

Best impulse buy ever. Also got KOTOR 1 and 2 for 5 bucks.

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Response to SilveryMoon (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:35 PM

16. I picked up KoTOR 2 and Spec Ops: The Line yesterday

for less than 10 total.

Time for a happy dance.

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Response to LeftOfSelf-Centered (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:40 AM

17. I just bought Defender's Quest, and I am highly considering Amnesia.

Amnesia is on sale for $9.99. The demo is pretty cool.

I couldn't play computer games on my old computer, but I got a new laptop that can handle some games.

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