Gaming Deals

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by PKerr, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I've wanted to get a gold membership, but I can't really justify it. Sure you get two free games every month, but aside from that, I don't play online with friends.
     
  2. SPCTRE

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    Might be worth it to subscribe for one month in March, though. It's going to be a quality month for GwG.

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  3. Chris3123

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    What's interesting about the free Xbox One games is that they tend to remain free for two months, not just the month they're made free. For example, IDARB was February's free game, but it's still free this month.

    Also, I must say that the three games made free this month all appear to be excellent choices (I haven't played any of them, though). I have two memory sticks for extra storage for my 360, but I don't think I have enough room for two more games! I guess I can delete one or two, though.

    I don't have that problem on the Xbox One, though. Plenty of room in that baby. :techman:
     
  4. SPCTRE

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    Do you have the CoD AW model with 1 TB?

    Because I've had the standard 500 GB version since September last year, and it's already close to full ;)
     
  5. Chris3123

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    Nope, I have the standard 500GB hard drive, and I still have about 228 GB free. I got mine at Christmas.
     
  6. SPCTRE

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    Do you go digital for bigger games or is that space taken up by disc installs and smaller games only? So far I've bought ~50% of AAA games digitally (during sales, mostly), and those 500 gig seem very small very fast, unless you're willing to manage disc space - which I'm not with digital games because uninstalling defeats the point of not having to wait/get up when switching games on the fly.
     
  7. Reverend

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    ^This is one of the reasons I prefer the PC as a AAA gaming platform: I have a 1TB external drive with most of my steam games backed up.

    I looked into it for my PS3 and unless I'm mistaken, consoles can't/won't back-up full games natively, only savegame data.
     
  8. Chris3123

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    I play Halo: The Master Chief Collection off the disc, otherwise everything I have is all on the hard drive. With the exception of Peggle 2, it's all free games, demos and apps. I think Warframe and the Destiny demo are the biggest things on there, though I'm not 100% sure. So yeah, I don't have much in regards to AAA yet.
     
  9. SPCTRE

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    Yeah, that explains it. For AAA stuff alone, I have Mordor, Titanfall, (both fully digital), MCC, AC: Black Flag, Destiny, NBA 2k14, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Forza 5, Skylanders: Swap Force, (all physical installs).

    Add to that smaller digital games such as Dark Dreams Don't Die (D4), Costume Quest 2, Rayman: Legends, #IDARB, Worms Battlegrounds, Volgarr, Super Time Force, and these are just the ones I have installed.
     
  10. Yoda

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    Xbox One will play games off of an external hard disk I believe. PS4 won't, but allows you to upgrade the drive to something larger. I think with Xbox it probably makes sense to have a nice fat fast 7200+ rpm external for games. I've noticed that when I try to use crap like the party or friends apps while a game of Titanfall is loading, I load into the game way late. Seems like fighting over HDD access would be the most likely culprit. Might make those clunky apps a little more snappy in general as well.
     
  11. kirk55555

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    There is an epic PSN sale right now. A bunch of games for under $1, and it goes until March 23rd.

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/03/20/flash-sale-now-live-deals-under-1/

    This sale was awesome. I got a lot of stuff, none of which I've played before

    Breath of Fire IV
    Poker Night 2
    Katamari Damacy
    Megaman X4
    Echochrome
    Tales from Space: About a Blob
    Wild Arms
    Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
    ibb & obb
    Tekken 2
    Dead Nation
     
  12. FADM Tribble

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    There's a sale going on for EA and LEGO games for Xbox One right now. I just bought LEGO: MARVEL Super Heroes for $5!
     
  13. Reverend

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    For anyone that has yet to pick up any of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games on PC, some of them are in the new Origin Humble Bundle. Also included is Dead Space 2, the classic Medal of Honor Allied Assault, C&C Generals and a bunch of Popcap games with still more to come.
     
  14. Chris3123

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    Steam is having one of their big sales right now, through the 21st. There are new deals every day, and each only lasts for a limited time (either 12 or 24 hours).
     
  15. Yoda

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    Ahh yes, good old Steam sale. I tried to buy a game for 4 dollars that I already own via a 1 dollar Humble Bundle. I need to just stay away. But damn, Prison Architect for $4.50.. I'll have to sleep on that.
     
  16. SPCTRE

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  18. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell so far this is a dumb future Premium Member

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    The current Humble Bundle gets you the first two Borderlands games, all their DLC, and a 75% of coupon for the Pre-Sequel... for $15.

    That means you can own the entire Borderlands franchise (to date) for about $30.

    That's a crazy deal for that amount of content/fun.

    You could also spend under $6.35 to just get the first game and its DLC, but why?
     
  19. SPCTRE

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    BL2 alone is incredibly rich in content, the SO and I played it in couch co-op (including the season pass content) for about a year.

    It's kinda nuts how much (worthwile) stuff there is to do in that game. Too bad TPS didn't grab us the same way. Fucking low-grav nonsense, who thought that would feel fun?
     
  20. Aragorn

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    If you have a Mac, you can get Civilization V free at MacRumors.