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Posted: 15th September 2010 19:27

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A lot of times I run across good deals on games that people may have been interested in playing, and I imagine some other people see the same thing every once in awhile. It probably makes sense to have a topic open for that sort of thing. This only comes to mind because apparently Star Wars - The Knights of the Old Republic is on sale for $2.50 on STEAM right now, and that's a game I've been meaning to play for a very long time.

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Posted: 15th September 2010 20:15

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Steam puts on the craziest deals, especially during the summer and holidays. I've bought at least 15 games on sale (especially in bundles) in the past year and have yet to touch a lot of them.

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Posted: 15th September 2010 20:49

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I'm happy to crosspost Kotaku's weekend deals if I can remember, they do a decent job of finding stuff.

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Posted: 15th September 2010 20:56

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I need to think about using Steam eventually. There are so many games on there I've wanted to play, like Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition and Bioshock 2.

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Posted: 16th September 2010 12:19

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Well I have never personally used STEAM, probably because there are no games there I want to play even.
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Posted: 16th September 2010 23:38

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I recently posted on the TV Tropes fora about my buying some games and generally surveying prices at local stores in the nearby mall.

Summary: I picked up Scurge: Hive (DS version) for $3 and Fire Emblem: the Sacred Stones for $10. Found various other games, including Final Fantasy: the Lion War for $17, Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles for $15, Mega Man X8 for $10, Metroid Zero Mission for $10, and two other Scurge: Hive copies for $5 (GBA) and $8 (DS). Other Final Fantasy games clocked in at $20, except for Crystal Chronicles which I just ignored.

Apparently Scurge: Hive goes for cheap now, and it's gonna be used since it's no longer in print. It's quite worth getting IMO. GBA version preferred.

Seems like generally demanded games still go for about $10. I also asked the GameStop guy how much Fire Emblem (VII) would cost used if it were available, and he quoted me $15.

And I was disappointed in the lack of ICO, Wild ARMs 4, and any of the Mega Man collections. Oh well. Not like I can actually use any of these carts.

Oh, and I think Metroid Prime 2 Echoes is still going for over $10, but I can't remember how much exactly.

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Posted: 18th September 2010 15:14

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Well, here's the first moneysaver post from Kotaku since this thread got started:

http://kotaku.com/5641406/the-moneysaver-buckaroo-bargains

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Posted: 24th September 2010 21:28

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Serious Sam: Gold Edition.

7.50.

But it NOW! Such a good deal.

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Posted: 24th September 2010 22:17

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Quote (footbigmike @ 24th September 2010 16:28)
Serious Sam: Gold Edition.

7.50.

But it NOW! Such a good deal.

That is a ludicrous price for a ludicrously goofy set of games.

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Posted: 6th October 2010 16:39

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http://store.steampowered.com/sub/2487/

Just over $10 for both Left 4 Dead games, and because they're not the Xbox versions, all DLC is free (and included with purchase and download). It's silly to not own them.

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Posted: 6th October 2010 17:56

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http://store.steampowered.com/sub/2487/

Just over $10 for both Left 4 Dead games, and because they're not the Xbox versions, all DLC is free (and included with purchase and download). It's silly to not own them.

I just got bioshock 2 for like 10 bucks with a artbook included.

It was pretty cheap.
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Posted: 6th October 2010 18:16

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I just got bioshock 2 for like 10 bucks  with a artbook included.

It was pretty cheap.

That's great, but in a thread about sharing good gaming deals with other gamers, don't you think you should either share how you got it so others can follow suit, or not post about it?

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Posted: 6th October 2010 22:32

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Ok.

I went to the mall and saw several games on sale.

I live in spain btw.

There is this mall called:media market.

For my birthday got a gift certificate worth 50 euros so i looked around and saw bioshock 2 on sale.

I was going to get brutal legend instead,but i saw that it was dubbed and i hate dubbed games.

There was also another game but it was subtitled in spanish and i would rather it be in english,so i'm going to get it through amazon.co.uk.

FF13 i saw 2 versions:1 with even bigger and way more expensive:79 euros or something and this one worth 57 euros.

I am not sure exactly what is in the package of the expensive one,but since i have so little faith in final fantasy anymore it doesn't matter to me.

I played a demo on x box 360 of bioshock 2 so i know what i am getting into.

I also played brutal legends demo.
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Posted: 7th October 2010 03:35

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This is more for deals that people can share - online bargains, whether for available downloads or physical copies on, say, Amazon.

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Posted: 7th October 2010 14:57

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I bought the MGS Boxset of MGS1, MGS2: Substance, and MGS3: Substinence for 30$ back in 2008.

Getting each game for 10 bucks is a good deal and they have immense replay value.
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Posted: 7th October 2010 14:59

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I bought the MGS Boxset of MGS1, MGS2: Substance, and MGS3: Substinence for 30$ back in 2008.

Getting each game for 10 bucks is a good deal and they have immense replay value.

Please see Neal's note above. This thread should be for deals that you can share with other gamers who might want to partake. If the deal isn't available, this isn't the thread to post it in.

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Posted: 7th October 2010 15:09

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Its probably still available. I've seen it in stores. I'm just saying I bought it back in 2008 when it first came out.

Considering PS2 game are still made, its likely in stores.
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Posted: 27th October 2010 07:05

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Steam is currently running a 66% off deal on Batman: Arkham Asylum (the GotY edition). It's down from $40 to $13.60, which is a great deal for a such a great game that's barely even a year old. If you have a PC that can run it , you should get it.

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Posted: 27th October 2010 21:10

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Torchlight is 50% off today, since it's on its 1-year anniversary. If you haven't gotten this game yet, now you have even less of an excuse. It's on Steam, D2D, and a few other legal online vendors.

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Posted: 29th October 2010 13:34

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Steam is currently running a Halloween sale.

http://store.steampowered.com/sale/trickortreat

Good range of good deals in there. First and foremost, Team Fortress 2, with it's Scream Fortess event ongoing for 7/$10, but there are a whole host of deals as I say. Resident Evil 5 for 10/$15, Both (yes, both) Left 4 Dead games, 10/$15, Bioshock for 3.50/$5...

Take a look see. Good chance something will be calling for your dollars there. And if not this time, keep an eye out: This time of year, Steam often have sales in the run up to Christmas.

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Posted: 29th October 2010 15:44

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That TF2 deal is pretty good, but in my opinion I'd still be tempted to wait for the next time Orange Box goes on sale. $10 isn't bad for TF2 if you really want to play it, but even without a sale, Orange Box is $30, and that comes with even more of the best FPS games ever made.

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Posted: 31st October 2010 21:18

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I found two copies of Shadow of the Colossus for $10 each at the local KMart.

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Posted: 31st October 2010 21:24

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This is more for deals that people can share - online bargains, whether for available downloads or physical copies on, say, Amazon.

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This thread should be for deals that you can share with other gamers who might want to partake. If the deal isn't available, this isn't the thread to post it in.


Tempted to pick up DMC4 for 7. A lot of the other games on Steam's Halloween sale I already have or aren't interested in. I SHOULD get the Goaty version of PvZ, though.

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Posted: 1st November 2010 00:54

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@ fbm: Oh, I didn't buy them.

I meant that I presume that SotC is in bargain bins, and people might be able to find it for $10. I'd expect other KMarts to price it similarly, for example.

Though I personally don't have much idea how much it usually costs. All I know is that it's an often-praised console game, so I imagine back when it was new it was probably about $40-$50.

Unfortunately, I've never found ICO in a bargain bin, but i've heard that one's rather rare...

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Posted: 1st November 2010 00:56

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Amazon's got Tales of Phantasia and Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town for dirt cheap...

And crap, I forgot to buy them on AmaCoN. I can't vouch for Tales of Phantasia, but Harvest Moon is a fantastic game.

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Posted: 1st November 2010 01:48

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Amazon's got Tales of Phantasia and Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town for dirt cheap...

And crap, I forgot to buy them on AmaCoN. I can't vouch for Tales of Phantasia, but Harvest Moon is a fantastic game.

The GBA version of ToP is awful. I've beaten three of the four versions of ToP, and the GBA port must be avoided at all costs. If you want to play it either use the DeJap patch on a S.Famicom rom or Absolute Zero's patch on the Japanese PS1 version.

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Amazon's got Tales of Phantasia and Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town for dirt cheap...

And crap, I forgot to buy them on AmaCoN. I can't vouch for Tales of Phantasia, but Harvest Moon is a fantastic game.

The GBA version of ToP is awful. I've beaten three of the four versions of ToP, and the GBA port must be avoided at all costs. If you want to play it either use the DeJap patch on a S.Famicom rom or Absolute Zero's patch on the Japanese PS1 version.

Yeah, about that...

I already bought the GBA version. I figured I could just give the characters their real names if the game let me rename them. That and I didn't feel right downloading it illegally.


Besides, Tales of Symphonia had a pretty terrible translation, so I think I can manage.

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Posted: 1st November 2010 03:07

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Re ToP: It's also that the sound quality is off, compared to the other two versions.

Don't worry about "not feeling right" if the publisher has had multiple chances of releasing it in your region, and didn't get it right any of those times. And you own one version of the game anyway.

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Posted: 1st November 2010 03:12

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Amazon's got Tales of Phantasia and Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town for dirt cheap...

And crap, I forgot to buy them on AmaCoN. I can't vouch for Tales of Phantasia, but Harvest Moon is a fantastic game.

The GBA version of ToP is awful. I've beaten three of the four versions of ToP, and the GBA port must be avoided at all costs. If you want to play it either use the DeJap patch on a S.Famicom rom or Absolute Zero's patch on the Japanese PS1 version.

Yeah, about that...

I already bought the GBA version. I figured I could just give the characters their real names if the game let me rename them. That and I didn't feel right downloading it illegally.


Besides, Tales of Symphonia had a pretty terrible translation, so I think I can manage.

ToP GBA isn't bad because of the bad translation, it's bad because it's ugly, buggy, slow, and just... incredibly weak compared to the other ports of the game.

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Does free count as a good deal? I'm currently offering free copies of my single player RPG, Regressia, which normally costs $10, to any CoN member. This is a CoN exclusive deal, so get yours now. :D

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