The New Official Video Game Bargains Thread

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DeadScreenSkyMetal Slug 3 is $2 on Steam right now. It's one of my top ten games, just saying...

Rise of Nations is also having a huge sale, $5. It's not one of my top ten, but it is my second or third favorite RTS game so it's pretty cool too. It's lacking the personality of something like Dawn of War 2 (my favorite RTS), but it makes up for that with really amazing game design, by a lot of the devs who had just put together Alpha Centauri (my favorite game). It's basically a really smart and well designed variant of Age of Empires with a much larger scope -- in a 20 minute multiplayer match you will shift from the bronze age to future technology, and there's a similar focus on larger economic and expansion decisions over military micromanagement.

A lot of its mechanics are still basically unique for the genre. I'm a particular fan of national borders and the focus on capturing cities (which are created by players themselves), this gives the game a high level structure that most of the genre lacks. There's also some really smart mechanics to make micro less important, for example once you've researched ship transport technology all of your units gain that ability -- no fiddling with dedicated transport ships. And there's an unusual focus on late game mechanics, including multiple viable win conditions (ex: cultural victories!).

You told me you don't do top 10s
Nov 20, 2014 10:50 AM
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Humble Bundle is Sega-themed right now: $1 for Sega All Stars Racing Transformed. BUY IT.

TIER 1: 1$
Dreamcast collection
Sonic & All Stars Racing
Total War Rome II Caesar in Gaul DLC
Football Manager 2015 Miles Tactic DLC
TIER 2: BTA (currently $3.59)
Empire Total War
Company of Heroes 2 - Western Front Armies: Oberkommando West
More games coming soon!
TIER 3: 12$
Total War Shogun 2 Fall of the Samurai

That COH2 DLC seems really nice, as I believe it gives you full standalone access to the multiplayer. You are limited to using the Oberkommando West but you get all maps and can play with or against anybody.

I got it for Space Channel 5 Part 2, which is in the Dreamcast collection. I own pretty much everything else...
Nov 26, 2014 1:00 AM
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Metal Slug 3 is like 10x harder than Metal Slug 2. Holy shit this is annoying.
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Cross-posting free Playstation EA games:

Garden Warfare

Mirror's Edge

Need for Speed Most Wanted

'Buy' them today and you own them forever.
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I miss you guys.
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