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Thursday Chat, July 18


Today's chat topic is about sales. Do they grab your attention and perhaps entice you to play a game you would otherwise ignore?

Do you wait for games to go on sale before you buy them? What makes a good sale? What games are you waiting on a price drop for?

Let's Chat!  

Edited On 18 Jul, 2013

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troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 3 years ago
Waiting for a price drop on the Ratchet and Clank trilogy!
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 3 years ago
A good sale is the ability to buy a game that I will never play and/or already own for the low low price of £5 instead of retail
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JoeToots 3 years ago
To be honest I don't play games I don't like so I have to watch gameplay vids before buying a new game.
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 3 years ago
I'm the opposite. Unless I'm really not sure about a game, I try and avoid gameplay for fear of spoilers!
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
I am a sucker for a sale the games I usually by in the sales are games I have not heard alot about or not sure if I would like them.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
Well it's not ganeplays as in like let's plays I mean like reviews angry joe mostly but I also watch ign and game spot but when I watch them I have to mute the volume
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
Like Gear of War 3
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 3 years ago
Exactly like Gears 3. I could have set that bastard on fire! I watch reviews on GT and GS, but only because they generally don't have spoilers. Don't much like angry Joe.
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0000000000 3 years ago
if I know a game is going to be good value for money and I know ill love it, its a sale! if not, its a rent, if not I don't bother doing either :D
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Sub £20 is generally my line for a game I'm not desperate to play.
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Stuart_1 3 years ago
I am also waiting for a price drop on the Ratchet and Clank trilogy
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
I reckon could be a while for a price drop on Ratchet Trilogy as dont think there is many copies about.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Yeah, but it's currently cheaper to buy the digital versions on PSN. I'll do that if I get to September and it still hasn't had a price drop here.
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Dead 3 years ago
I'll sometimes buy a game on sale, if it's priced low enough, I'll need to have some interest though, at least in the genre, I'm not going to buy something like an RTS or FIFA or CoD just because they're cheap.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Has anyone ever played enslaved oddessy to the west? Been meaning to play it for a while but it's always been that game I never actually get around to.
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0000000000 3 years ago
ive played it, and I loved it what a game!! unsung hero of a game that 1 is!
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JoeToots 3 years ago
TM I don't like advertising other sites etc but game have it for £20 at least they did when I got it.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Steam summer sale has got me buying and playing games I probably wouldn't have picked up otherwise. So far I've spent over £100 on this years steam sale picking up games I always meant to get but never got around to, like The Witcher 2, DmC, Dishonored and others, and also got me buying games I didn't think I would get, like Bastion, Torchlight 2 and so on.
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 3 years ago
Joe, It's still £25 on GAME. We were looking Tursday/Friday. £25 is good, but still cheaper on PSN! Also, it's a year old. No way I wanna pay that much for it!
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Some nice choices there Whitey. DmC is class.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Yeah I can't believe how much I'm enjoying DmC it's an absolute beast of a game, don't know why it got quite a lot of hate, I think this version of Dante is awesome, the cutscenes are great, combat is epic, graphics are awesome and the soundtrack fits perfectly. Also quite enjoying Darksiders, but prefer DmC out the two.
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 3 years ago
I loved DMC. Was well impressed with it!
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
Picked up DMC for £7.77 on 360 last week have heard good things about it
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Whitey 3 years ago
£7.77? I bought it on steam summer sale 50% for £14.99 :O Steam has let me down.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
I think it might of been that price for a day they did different games at that price each day games like Lollipop Chainsaw and Darksiders II
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Why would you buy anything from the Steam Summer Sale for £15? Whitey I think you should give FTL a try if it goes back to 75% off, really surprised me. Also what's you Steam ID?
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Darksiders was some fun, but I still have to get round to completing it. But DMC was just class. The reason it got any hate as people didn't like change of Dante and didn't even give it a chance. Anyone who wasn't an idiot wasn't too bothered about it and enjoyed the game for what it was.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It's the diehard DMC fans that didn't like the game and it went much deeper than not liking the new Dante look. I still can't get over the fact that Dante is Little Nicky,. Eva was a Human not an Angel you twats
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Typical gamer over reaction. New dante, rebooted/prequeled franchise/new developer. Gamers and comic book geeks are the worst when it comes to change! We've all done it! The guy from Ninja Theory got death threats for fuck's sake!
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Darksoders was awesome. I loved it. Story was great, gameplay and puzzles were awesome. Shame number 2 didn't live up to it for me.
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
I'm a diehard DMC fan and I loved the game. It's a different take on the story and it fits in with these characters better.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Did you notice that Dante kind of looks like that guy
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
I liked Darksiders but I got stuck at a part and never went back to it. It's still in my downloadable list so it will be re-downloaded again when I've finished with some games :)
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 3 years ago
Worth it for the ending alone. It's probably the greatest, most "FUCK YEAH!" ending in video game history!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
How can you get stuck? I'm guessing you didn't like DS2 cos of the RPG elements Brooker?
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
I was the same with darksiders was enjoying it till a certain bit then couldnt get past it so left it for a bit but never came back to it.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
1st or 2nd?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Question: How are Crysis and Crysis Warhead? £4.49 on the Steam Daily deal
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
No idea, it was just a part I died like twice at so I turned it off lol. The ending for DMC was quality. Have you played Virgils downfall yet TM? I've heard mixed reviews, so I've waited before putting it back on.
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
1st have got the second one but not played it yet.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Nox DmC was on dailt so wouldn't of got cheaper than that so £14.99 was alright Also my Steam ID is 'Whiteyxm' I personally think this new Dante is a badass and I give credit to Ninja Theory, I never heard of them before but they did an awesome job with DmC. I bought DS1 and DS2 on sale and started the first game, not that far into it but I'm liking it so far.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I got DS1 on the THQ Humble Bundle.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Also DeadlyPremonition is on Steam Greenlight
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
New Dante is badass. Ninja Theory done a good job on Heavenly Sword which was good for the type of game it was so I had a bit of faith, and they blew me out of the park.
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Whitey 3 years ago
If Deadly Premonition makes it to Steam I may have to remove my account haha :P
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Crysis is awesome! Warhead was great as an add-on. Warhead's biggest positive was it's multiplayer component, Crysis Wars. Awesome! Sadly it's now dead/hacked to shit!
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troublemaker 3 years ago
The RPG elements were not too bad, but i prefered the streamlined setup that DS1 had. My issue with DS2 was they turned it into a full blown dungeon Crawler and I was waiting two hours for the next chunk of story. Everything about DS2 said I should have loved it, but I just couldn't get on with how slowly it drip fed story to me.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Michael Wincott's voice work was awesome though. "This is no place for a horse!"
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It's all fine and dandy joking about that but people have been saying that about this for years. ( http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=93962591 ) Personally I don't think Greenlight should have a "Not Interested" button
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Holy hell, too many replies to do. I haven't played Virgil's Downfall (almost abreviated to VD. thought better of it) I got it for free, I just haven't installed it yet!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
So is it worth it to get Warhead ?
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Whitey 3 years ago
I'm personally not interested in anything Greenlight has to offer, nothing good comes from it and they just take up space on sales that could go to better games.
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 3 years ago
For the SP, it's worth playing if you finish Crysis
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Greenlight is a great idea in theory. I like that RSG have risked putting DP on there. Good luck to them!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Example for a bad Greenlight: The WarZ or as it is know known Infestation: Survivor Stories
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0000000000 3 years ago
2 interviews 1 at 2 1 in the morning. SCORE!!!!!
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 3 years ago
Nice one Shep. Good luck mate
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
Damnit Shep you were supposed to be getting a job in MK
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Good luck Shep. I tend to buy games that i normally wouldnt normally downloaded endless space and a couple of cheap ones i normally wouldnt have bothered with.
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
Depending on the game. Games like Tales of Xillia is a Pre order thing, while games like Lego games is a question about Pre order bonus and SF... I wait for the finish version to release.
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
Talking of Tales of Xillia Namco have sent me an email to tell me my order is ready so presume I will be getting it soon but looks like its coming from France though.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I ordered the Collector's Edition from here
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
Ordered it form Namco because they made out that was the only place you would be able to get it.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It was, until yesterday
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Didnt bother with the Tales of Xillia Collector's set. Like the One Piece one it's a common figure included and the price boosted up. Might have bit for £55 but not for £80 at all. But all news is irrelevant now anyways. Earthbound is out. No excuse for anyone to NOT have played this masterpiece now.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=mR4a2ZXa Have a look Bindiana
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
If anyone wants a Shank 2 Steam Key add me on Steam Loli-Nox-Tan
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
If you are a Digimon fan would you kindly sign this http://www.change.org/petitions/namco-bandai-games-europe-america-localize-digimon-world-re-digitize-decode-for-3ds#share
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Will sign it. It could happen anyways since we are getting the One Piece game by the same guys so
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Decode is a throwback the Digimon World 1 on the PS1, so just by saying that i'm sure a lot of people will be interested
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Done
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Cheers Nox that sucks a bit thought I was gonna get it early.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Np
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Juicebox 3 years ago
I grew tired of waiting for the price drop on the Ratchet and Clank HD Triliogy, so went ahead and bought it anyway. What I am waiting for now is the newest Metal Gear to drop in price :)

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