Steam sale, again! UPDATE: Xmas sale

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Well there's another sweet-as-hell Steam sale going on right now. Just bought GRID and Osmosis for £5.75. Seriously what is that? A bus ticket and a very cheap sandwich.

From the sounds of it they're having a new bunch of sales every day. Today the THQ collection is 50% off, Farcry 2+DLC is £9.99, the new Batman game is £14.99, Lucas Arts premier pack is 60% off.
 

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raggedjimmi, do you mean Osmos? I picked up that and Grid for $9.49 US. Unbelievable deal. I'll be keeping a close eye on Steam for the next few days.
 

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Osmos, that's the one. It kind of has a cheap, Flash-like quality to it but it's worth the £2 I think. GRID's still downloading.
 

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Now buy a G25 or G27 racing wheel! GRID with a wheel is completely different and better experience than with any gamepad. :)

Dead Space is worth buying. It's easily one of the better games I've played in recent years. It doesn't require much power and if you guys do pick it up, I can tell you how to get it to be mouse-happy.
 

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Just bought KotOR today for £1.75. This whole thing is mentals, I'm looking to double my Steam collection for under £20 the rate this is going.

Left4Dead 2 is down to £22. Cheeky Valve... they just released the game!
 

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Can't wait to see what's there tomorrow morning. Did they do anything like this last year? I wasn't running Windows/using Steam then.
 

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They had a Christmas-New Year sale, not sure on the exact dates but back then I bought Fallout 3, L4D, Blue Shift, Opposing Force and Bioshock for £50. Bioshock was £3 :eek:.
 

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Can't view the offer page (servers are being very hammered) but on the front page it says Left4Dead 1 is now £6.

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Might get Trine tomorrow, it's the only game this week that I don't want/already have.
 

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Today's (Sunday) Sales :

Eve Apocrypha : $4.99
Battlefield 2 Complete Collection : $14.99
Lucidity : $2.49
TrackMania United Forever : $19.99
Prince of Persia : $14.99
World of Goo : $4.99
GuildWars Trilogy : $24.99
 

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Monday's Sales :

The Chronicles of Riddick : Assault on Dark Athena $9.99
Mirror's Edge $5.00
Call of Juarex : Bound in Blood $20.99
Quantz $2.00
Evil Genius $2.49
Dawn of Discovery $34.99
The Secret of Monkey Island : Special Edition $2.49
Section 8 $24.99
 

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Mirrors Edge; bought! Was only £3.50ish. Won't run on this iMac properly so its one for the shelves for now.
 

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If you can run UT3 or even Mass Effect, you can run Mirror's Edge. It's a really good game and well worth that price. It took me some time to get used to the fighting, but once I got it, it was cake. It also plays way better with a mouse, as you can quickly target where you need to jump, punch, grab, etc.

I bought Lucidity. The game looks nice, but the play style is, well, kind of lame. At $2.49 I figured I'd give it a try, but I really would rather see a more traditional 2D platformer here, not this lazy game style.

I already bought Secret of Monkey Island "DOUCHE" edition at $9.99, or would have picked it up at this new price. Just to ramble further, it really ticks me off that the team that reworked this game were not only sloppy -- probably because they were rushed, but they really had no clue to who Guybrush Threepwood is, let alone a basic understanding what kind of game they were remaking. The updated controls are also quite bad and actually add more steps to get something done than the older method. The team that redid this really missed the mark. Anyways, at least there's a douche-off mode, which puts the game in its better and intended state, the classic mode.
 

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My machine won't, there's something in the U3 engine that just throws performance out the window on this computer. Bioshock (hybrid Unreal Engine 2+3) also plays poorly. Which is funny because L4D1 and 2 both run well (50-60fps).

And GRID is awesome! I've been looking for a really good quality racing game to get my teeth into. I think this is it :D.
 

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My machine won't, there's something in the U3 engine that just throws performance out the window on this computer. Bioshock (hybrid Unreal Engine 2+3) also plays poorly. Which is funny because L4D1 and 2 both run well (50-60fps).

And GRID is awesome! I've been looking for a really good quality racing game to get my teeth into. I think this is it :D.
I haven't had a problem with any UT3 based game. :eek: But, I need to note that BioShock's hybrid engine is kind of crap. Even though FRAPS says the game is running at 60 fps without fault, it seems to stutter here and there. It did this on my 9600GT(Desktop version, so 64 stream cores) and now my GTX275. It's just a crappy engine, especially when compared to L4D2, which like the first one NEVER EVER EVER stutters with all detail on max at 1600x900.

NOW BUY A WHEEL! :D Trust me, GRID shines with a good wheel. The forcefeed back is excellent and with the rotation set to 180 or 200, the game controls awesome. Codemasters is king of PC racer arcade/sims in my book. I'm really looking forward to Dirt 2.
 

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Mirror's Edge is so pretty. I advise cranking up the AA and texture quality though at 1680 x 1050.

It's a beautiful game but the problem is you have to run like hell. There's no chance to enjoy it.
 

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So here we are at the epic Holiday sale. Almost everything (from what I've seen!) is discounted.

Picking up Trine, GTAIV (£5!) and some smaller retro games that I couldn't justify spending real money on.

Unreal Pack - £7
GTAIV - £5
STALKER - £1.39
id superpack - £19
World of Goo - £4
Audiosurf - £1.50
Braid - £1.70
etc
 

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