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  1. Muessig's Avatar
    Metro Redux is main eye candy - they updated the graphics quite a bit. That's not to say the original 2033 was bad looking by any stretch of the imagination. They also added in the Ranger mode from Last Light too. Not really any new content, but just giving you more options in the way you actually play it.

    I'm a little tempted to Alien: Isolation but I'm also not really into the horror nature of it all that much. Decisions, decisions...
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    12-22-2014 02:25 PM
  2. gedzum's Avatar
    Saints Row 4 is tempting. If anyone is interested in PC hardware benchmarking, then 3DMark is a nice tool to have.
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    12-23-2014 05:31 AM
  3. Muessig's Avatar
    So Darksiders II is on sale, on a deal of the day - so I think that'll be my first Winter Sale purchase!
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    12-24-2014 02:46 AM
  4. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    So Darksiders II is on sale, on a deal of the day - so I think that'll be my first Winter Sale purchase!
    Don't forget the Season Pass or get the whole Franchise Pack. Looks like the Season Pass doesn't include every DLC but the franchise pack will be cheaper than game+season pass+dlc.
    12-24-2014 04:31 AM
  5. Muessig's Avatar
    Don't forget the Season Pass or get the whole Franchise Pack. Looks like the Season Pass doesn't include every DLC but the franchise pack will be cheaper than game+season pass+dlc.
    I have taken the plunge and got the franchise pack and also got burial at sea parts 1 and 2 for bioshock infinite.
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    12-24-2014 01:08 PM
  6. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Nothing of note on today's sale, IMO. I would get yesterday's PayDay 2 DLC that I'm missing, but I have no one to play that game with, so it would be a waste of $3.50.
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    12-24-2014 01:37 PM
  7. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    I would be interested in Lords of the Fallen but a) I rather wait a few months until the regular price cheaper and a deal again and b) the Denuvo DRM that is used on this one (and Dragon Age Inquisition) is said to destroy/harm SSDs (a lot of writes while gaming, ~30GB in 45min or so. But I might look into XCOM (usually not my kind of genre).

    BTW, if you have difficulties deciding whether you should buy one of the daily deals I recommend watching TotalBiscuit's 'Salebox' videos on his YouTube channel. He gives a bit insight to the games (what they are about, if they are fun and eventual flaws, like unfixed bugs/glitches/crashes,...).
    https://www.youtube.com/user/TotalHalibut/featured
    Last edited by QwarkDreams; 12-24-2014 at 03:51 PM.
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    12-24-2014 03:41 PM
  8. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    Hmmm tempted to pick up the BioShock Franchise triple pack. Tried playing the first one on the console about a year after it came out. But for around $10 it says like a pretty good deal to give this franchise another shot. What do you guys think?
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    12-24-2014 08:03 PM
  9. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    Hmmm tempted to pick up the BioShock Franchise triple pack. Tried playing the first one on the console about a year after it came out. But for around $10 it says like a pretty good deal to give this franchise another shot. What do you guys think?
    Looks like a good bargain. I would probably get it myself, but I tend to get motion sick when playing FPS games. I played ~1h of the first BioShock on PC and I really liked the atmosphere (I read the book too; it explains how Rapture became the dystopia it is in the first game).
    If you liked it on console you'll probably like it on PC too.
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    12-24-2014 08:26 PM
  10. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I would be interested in Lords of the Fallen but a) I rather wait a few months until the regular price cheaper and a deal again and b) the Denuvo DRM that is used on this one (and Dragon Age Inquisition) is said to destroy/harm SSDs (a lot of writes while gaming, ~30GB in 45min or so. But I might look into XCOM (usually not my kind of genre).

    BTW, if you have difficulties deciding whether you should buy one of the daily deals I recommend watching TotalBiscuit's 'Salebox' videos on his YouTube channel. He gives a bit insight to the games (what they are about, if they are fun and eventual flaws, like unfixed bugs/glitches/crashes,...).
    https://www.youtube.com/user/TotalHalibut/featured
    Do those games force SSD writes, or is it dependent on where you install the game? I don't put anything I install on my SSD, games go to the WD Black HDD. So, if putting the game on a HDD puts those writes onto the same drive, I don't see what would stop one from purchasing those games.
    12-24-2014 11:46 PM
  11. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    Do those games force SSD writes, or is it dependent on where you install the game? I don't put anything I install on my SSD, games go to the WD Black HDD. So, if putting the game on a HDD puts those writes onto the same drive, I don't see what would stop one from purchasing those games.
    There's mixed information to find: one time it is stated that the Denuvo DRM is causing the insane increase in read/write cycles, other times it is said that the game (Lords of the Fallen) itself is causing this. It also looks like it doesn't matter if it's installed on an SSD or HDD, it can/will harm both.

    I for myself will probably not buy those games and keep an eye for this DRM when buying new games.

    How The New DRM Denuvo Might Be Damaging Your SSD [Update] - ASidCast ASidCast

    Denuvo DRM (used for Lords of the Fallen, Dragon Age Inquisition) DESTROYS drives : pcmasterrace
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    12-25-2014 10:29 AM
  12. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Finally, the Fallout games are on-sale. What sucks is that the base games are 75% off, but the DLC-inclusive versions are only 66% off. Given that they were 75% off less than a month ago (I totally ignored the Thanksgiving sale because I figured the Holiday Sale would have everything I wanted for the same or less), I'm a little annoyed about spending the extra $3.80 or so.
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    12-27-2014 05:15 PM
  13. gedzum's Avatar
    I enjoyed Splinter Cell Blacklist quite a bit. If anyone is interested in that type of game it's definitely worth a look at that price.
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    12-30-2014 04:33 AM
  14. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    I enjoyed Splinter Cell Blacklist quite a bit. If anyone is interested in that type of game it's definitely worth a look at that price.
    I thought the series was long dead? Although, it looks like Ubisoft abandoned it in favor of Assassin's Creed. But it's a shame. There's hardly any competition for the legendary Metal Gear series (okay, there's Splinter Cell, Thief, Hitman, Sly Cooper, Tenchu, this new game called "Styx" and....well, I can't think of any more). Seems like good stealth games (series) are rare.

    Oh dear....oh dear....someone take away my keyboard and mouse so I can't buy any more games. So far I've purchased 6 games and 1 DLC and I already reached the limit of what I wanted to spend :-/ It's true, those sales are EVIL!!!
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    12-30-2014 10:44 AM
  15. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    Witcher and Witcher 2 are on sale. $1.49 and $2.99. Been interested in this gaming series for awhile. Seems like a steal for that price! Maybe i'll get them done before the third one arrives..
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    12-30-2014 06:55 PM
  16. gedzum's Avatar
    Witcher and Witcher 2 are on sale. $1.49 and $2.99. Been interested in this gaming series for awhile. Seems like a steal for that price! Maybe i'll get them done before the third one arrives..
    Most def a steal at that price! Although I haven't been compelled to do another playthrough of the first game..it was still a fun experience. On the other hand, I thoroughly enjoyed the Witcher 2 and have done 3 playthroughs I think now. Hope you enjoy the series.
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    12-31-2014 10:06 AM
  17. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    The Encore Sale is live!

    Just bought Alien Isolation. Been wanting a survivor kind of game. And I love the Alien movies. So why not both? ha. Can't wait to play. I think i'll hold off on buying Bioshock series. I have plenty of games to play and finish... but it is so tempting for $10....

    Most def a steal at that price! Although I haven't been compelled to do another playthrough of the first game..it was still a fun experience. On the other hand, I thoroughly enjoyed the Witcher 2 and have done 3 playthroughs I think now. Hope you enjoy the series.
    I haven't progressed very far in the Witcher yet maybe 30 mins. But the controls were not quite what I was expecting. I'll put a few more hours into it before making a final judgement.
    12-31-2014 05:27 PM
  18. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    Blew my limit and got 3 more games today (making it a total of 9 games + 1 seperate DLC)^^ Dragon Age: Origins (Ultimate Edition), Transistor and Guacamelee! Super Turbi Championship Edition.

    I also managed to reach Level 2 (2 badges) with the Winter Holiday Cards which resulted in me reaching Level 12.

    If you excuse me now, I have to drown in the vast amount of games I purchased
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    12-31-2014 06:05 PM
  19. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I didn't have to worry about overspending during this sale, as there just isn't much worth buying. I grabbed Borderlands GotY (already had the second), Fallout 3 GotY, and Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition. I considered Age of Empires II HD, but I still have a lot to beat on Civ V, and I barely play it. The Doctor Who games didn't get cheap, and $6 was still too much for me to bite on Spec Ops: The Line, despite hearing it has a good story.
    01-02-2015 09:57 AM
  20. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    I didn't have to worry about overspending during this sale, as there just isn't much worth buying. I grabbed Borderlands GotY (already had the second), Fallout 3 GotY, and Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition. I considered Age of Empires II HD, but I still have a lot to beat on Civ V, and I barely play it. The Doctor Who games didn't get cheap, and $6 was still too much for me to bite on Spec Ops: The Line, despite hearing it has a good story.
    I was very tempted to buy the Fallout games but yeah....motion sickness -_- (I know there's a 3rd person mode like in the Elder Scrolls games but I found them to be horrible to look at). Maybe next sale. But with so many games (including Skyrim) I would probably not be able to play the Fallout games until next Winter Sale^^ Can they be modded to the same extend as Skyrim?

    Age of Empires II HD looks like it's not really worth if you already have the original game. It's said to have some issues in multiplayer and that it's not HD (just cranked up the resolution a bit, but not worthy of the "HD" in the title.

    Personally, I'm not really into military-themed shooters but I've heard some great things about Spec-Ops: The Line. Baffles me how this game gets overshadowed by games that tell you to "Press X to pay Respects" -.- I really like games that make you uncomfortable and challenge/force you to make decisions against your morality because they want you to experience exactly that discomfort and think about it. Rather than killing off civilians on an airport just to make people talk about the game.

    Edit: Just to list my purchases....

    • Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe Edition
    • The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim: Legendary Edition
    • Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box
    • X-Com: Enemy Unknown Complete Pack
    • The Bureau - X-Com Declassified (+all DLCs)
    • Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition
    • Deponia Trilogy
    • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
    • Transistor
    • Batman Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold Heart DLC


    I really need to work on containing myself from buying something only because it's cheap^^
    Last edited by QwarkDreams; 01-03-2015 at 05:15 AM.
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