Saturday, August 4, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Sure perhaps they've added some badge thing, reminding you and others how often you do anything... But overall, it seems like they trying to push games instead of put them on sale... In the History of Sales of the Steam-sale, it usually is some sort of game or activity to not only buy games, but also try to get achievements. Now I know that Valve has likely gone many of the developers and gotten some sort of Winter or Summer Achievement out of them, so doing it again with all the newer games would be more of a hassle. But at least from what I remember back then, before the daily deal, they would select just any game for some time and put it on sale too. Then that was a daily deal thing to get the unpopular odd games on sale for just any day...
But THIS year...
This year the sale is all pushy, and repetitive... Like the flash deals for example, should be games NOBODY ever puts on sale... non-popular games and games that are NOT a daily deal ever. That's not the case however, the flash deals are all basically second chances for the daily deals... and over and over with the voted game. If you didn't catch the game on the vote, it's likely to show up on the flash sale maybe more than once. It also seems that games that were daily deals are also more likely to make it up on a flash deal again!
So basically, if you haven't bought: (USD)
- Saint's Row: The Third - 12$
- Portal 2 - 5$
- Amnesia: The Dark Descent - 5$
- Fallout: New Vegas - 5$
You're doing it wrong, these particular games are on sale like everyday... and you'll likely see them throughout the sale because you NEED to buy these games in a Pushy steam sale! Or so the sale feels like... I'd like to see other games on sale too, things long forgotten on Steam. The badge almost makes up for the lack of achievement or ticket getting but it would be nice to get something more engaging as well...
Either way, I'm glad it's here! Any chance to save money is good, and it's a sad summer the summer there is no Steam deal....
Tips for ANY Steam sale!
- Don't buy anything unless it's a Daily Deal / Flash Sale / or the 'Community Choice' with the best sale percentage off...
- Wait for it to go at least 75% off, unless it's a new game, and 50% is acceptable for your budget.
- When a game hits 80% - 90% off that's usually the price limit for discounts, so feel safe buying it always!
- Wait to buy a game until the last few days of the sale, there is usually a recap of the same popular games you may have missed on previous sales if you KNOW you missed a previous sale...
- Bundles are always better than buying single items! UNLESS you own more than 2-3 games in the bundle, always price sale bundles and non-sale bundles!
- Rarely Steam will not price bundles appropriately for certain sales, so when they go on Flash sale, you might benefit from buying everything that would have been in a bundle separately for cheaper!
Enjoy the Summer Deal!
This second video is the mission that has most of the impressive scripting in the alpha for the time being, however there are more and more missions releasing with new content and voices. Some people really dislike the voices, but they're not too bad, and they're technically just placeholders so don't fret.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The show was a bit slow this year overall, a huge dissapointment from the big console companies who all had little sparkle compared to years past. Microsoft had Halo 4 and Nintendo had the Wiiu out on display as their trump cards, as Sony was pushing their 3D tech. World of warplanes was quite an impressive display. Sega was bringing back some of their classics, who doesn't like Jet set radio? twitch.tv was showing off Hawking which I got to play a bit, and it certainly felt mechy. Most of the time I was sitting in a booth all day so the little I got to see I'm sharing, also little is relative here, because I tried to see as much as I could. Disney had a pretty exclusive prize this year, Oswald ears as a promotional item for their new Epic Mickey game. Went to Disneyland right after that wearing them, and their exclusivity drove people nuts. Two employees tried to jokingly take then from me, and countless people asked about their origin and purpose. good thing I obtained a few pairs.. :)
Was never really into call of duty, but black ops two actually has new and exciting content, like an rts element where you can command and switch between units real time. Not to mention lazy boy recliners for their show, which was pretty swag. On the fighter side, a new dragon ball game looked like you could finally kameameha with the kinect. played a bit of kingdom hearts for the 3Ds and it wasn't funky like the other hand held systems. Nintendo had a new Mario however don't think your skills will crossover, there are totally different physics, and gameplay elements involved, despite them bringing back old ones, like raccoon Mario.
Assassins creed three was nothing new unless you consider adding multiplayer a vast improvement. Cry engine looks great, amazingly even on the consoles... However the games releasing on it are somewhat cookie cutter. medal of honor somewhat feels like call of duty, and crysis was kinda cool, but the gameplay looked somewhat like their previous one, weird balance of tactics, but the environments were pretty impressive, and multiplayer looked decent.
Enjoy a few pictures:
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Was stuck in a booth showing our game, MinerWars, for most of the day. However I did play some planetside 2 and killed a few people before I realized it was online, server sizes of 300 players was pretty impressive. World of Warplanes is being grandly showcased in a pretty gnarly booth this year as they are in closed beta, which I've had for a few months now... A few things that caught me eye were: a final fantasy rhythem game of some sort. There is also a Star Trek game comming out near the release of their new movie next year or so, don't know much about it yet but sounded interesting. For my sister there is a new kingdom hearts for the 3Ds! That's all I looked at really, hopefully day 2 ill get to see more of the show!