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Posted By: Master

Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/17/18 07:43 PM

Thought it would be nice to have a thread I can post in every time a free game or good sale pops up.

Galactic Civilizations II is free on humble bundle for the next 48 hrs

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/galactic-civilizations-ii-ultimate-edition
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/17/18 07:55 PM

Good idea Master! I'll go grab that now,thanks. Free is my favourite price smile
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/17/18 08:08 PM

Great idea.
Posted By: adlabs6

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/17/18 08:14 PM

I have GalCiv2, (with the Dark Avatar expansion), purchased at retail 10 years go. There is a lot in there for fans of the genre, massive customization and options, and fantastic music.

Can't comment much beyond that, as I've never felt at home with RTS games, and generally didn't stick with them too long. This includes 'Sins of a Solar Empire', 'Age of Empires 2', and the 'Company of Heroes' games I had back around the same years.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/17/18 08:19 PM

While you are over at humble bundles. Destiny 2 for 12 bucks is an amazing deal If you want a Halo / Borderlands / Warframe game. Picked it up a week ago and have played it non stop. The shooting mechanics in there are top notch. Very good. Feels like insurgency with how responsive it is. Has aliens though.... and laser guns... No worse than borderlands though. Has 3 person coop through all but the first opening of the game (30-40 min). We've got a group playing it from simhq and agw.

https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?refc=TeW3K8

Us that reference link and it gives me 8 bucks credit which I've been using to gift people copies of the game that might like it.
Posted By: JohnnyChemo

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/17/18 09:24 PM

Humble throws free games around fairly frequently, it's worth signing up for notifications from them.
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/17/18 10:48 PM

I'm surprised you say this Master. I've watched a few YT reviews of Destiny 2 and they weren't very favorable and so I've not installed the game yet.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/18/18 02:14 AM

I watched them too and thats why I didnt buy it on release. At 12 bucks I finally said ill give it a shot.

And its #%&*$# amazing. (I think they have done a bunch of quality of life patching since release. They are 2 DLC expansions in so the game right now is probably a lot different than it was on release.

For instance, if you watch the angry joe show review. Pretty much everything he hits them for has either been fixed or I didnt find it near as bad as he did. There is still an issue with the story not making sense and no in game codex. But everything else he mentioned was moot by the time I installed and played it.

The story is kind of bland though. So if you do give it a try go until you get to the EDZ open area zone. (the first of the open world zones) Takes about 30 min to do the first story/tutorial.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/18/18 11:51 AM

I just bought IL-2 Battle of Moscow at 40% off. 777 Studios is having a big sale on a lot of their flight sim titles right now.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/18/18 10:26 PM

Free until monday
https://store.steampowered.com/app/490220/Prismata/
Posted By: adlabs6

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/18/18 11:06 PM

Thanks Master, Prismata looks like it could be interesting. I've added it to my Steam Account.
Posted By: Nixer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/19/18 03:33 AM

Yes, thanks master. Does sound unique.
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/19/18 10:10 AM

Thanks for the insight on Destiny, Master. I'll give it a go.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/19/18 10:36 AM

If you do give it a try the tutorial takes about 40-60 min to finish. Sofar that first tutorial is the worst part of the game. After it opens up it starts to shine. Check the discord if you rin into issues. Me and kludger have been playing it quite a bit.
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/19/18 10:57 AM

Will do! biggrin
Posted By: DM

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/19/18 01:44 PM

Crusader Kings 2 is currently on sale
https://store.steampowered.com/app/640140/Expansion__Crusader_Kings_II_Jade_Dragon/

IMO it's worth buying the bundle with all DLCs. On sale, the total price comes down to essentially a full-price game, but the DLCs are great.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/19/18 06:22 PM

I dunno about Crusader Kings 2...

Damn game is hard as hell to get into. Menu and information overload with little in terms of graphical representation to go with it, otherwise.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/19/18 07:06 PM

CKII is the grandest grand strategy game. Its not for everyone though. And you almost need a veteran to bounce questions off of because the game started complicated and got 10x more complicated with every DLC they released.
Posted By: VMIalpha454

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/19/18 10:03 PM

Originally Posted by Master
CKII is the grandest grand strategy game. Its not for everyone though. And you almost need a veteran to bounce questions off of because the game started complicated and got 10x more complicated with every DLC they released.

You aren't lying...
Posted By: Nate

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/22/18 07:23 PM

As part of its 20th anniversary, Unreal is free on steam for a limited time, grab it while you can...

Nate
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/22/18 09:12 PM

also free on GoG

https://www.gog.com/game/unreal_gold
https://store.steampowered.com/app/13250/Unreal_Gold/
Posted By: MarkG

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/22/18 09:37 PM

^ Thank you for the GoG heads up on that.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/22/18 10:00 PM

If you liked oldschool adventure games, this has been tempting me for a while:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/464360/3030_Deathwar_Redux__A_Space_Odyssey/
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/24/18 08:04 PM

Free game https://www.humblebundle.com/store/hacknet-deluxe

Also, one week left to buy the Destiny 2 Humble Monthly. It's a really good game.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/31/18 01:56 AM

One day left to get humble monthly with the 12 dollar destiny 2 game. Ive put tons of hours into this thing this month cooping with the simhq guys. Lots of fun.

https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?refc=TeW3K8
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/01/18 11:35 PM

Destiny 2 came in my humble monthly. Who wants to play?
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/02/18 12:38 AM

several of the guys on the simhq discord play it but if you hate discord send me a PM with your blizzard user name and # and ill friend invite you and invite you to our ingame squad.
Posted By: mbeaver

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/03/18 01:34 AM

After Master's recommendation of Destiny 2 I decided to bite the bullet and sign up for a whole year of Humble Monthly. It was a nice bonus when I saw
that June also included Styx: Shards of Darkness.

Anyway, the latest unlocks of Hearts of Iron IV and Blackwake don't interest me so if anyone here wants them I'll gift them to you. Both are Steam keys.

Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/03/18 06:58 AM

Originally Posted by mbeaver
After Master's recommendation of Destiny 2 I decided to bite the bullet and sign up for a whole year of Humble Monthly. It was a nice bonus when I saw
that June also included Styx: Shards of Darkness.

Anyway, the latest unlocks of Hearts of Iron IV and Blackwake don't interest me so if anyone here wants them I'll gift them to you. Both are Steam keys.



mbeaver you don't seem to understand humble, its a montly anounce last month was destiny and stix for this month , hearts of iron and blackwake will only unlock next month, they are just telling you before hand what you will get, if you buy the montly fee you can cancel at any time so you wont buy them. but before you cancel check the treasure trove to see if there is anything of interest there, last i saw there was the allan wake,
Posted By: mbeaver

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/03/18 07:11 AM

They unlock some early. Here's what the email says:


Your subscription has successfully renewed

Start playing Hearts of Iron IV, Blackwake, and Portal Knights now!

DOWNLOAD

Check back on July 6th, 2018 at 10 AM PST when the rest of your mystery games unlock!



Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/03/18 05:08 PM

If you run it as a subscription they bill you the last thursday of the month for the next month's sub. Then once it is announced on the first day of the month you get access to the early release games immediately. (in this case HI4, Blackwake and Portal Knight) and then the rest of the previous month's games unlock (on the first as well).

So looking at last month's sub which was June's Humble Monthly.

April 26: Autobill for June's Monthly Bundle
May 1: The Rest of May's Games were announced and Released
May 1: June's Early Access Game was Announced and was playable (Destiny 2)
May 28: July's Bundle Autobill
June 1: Rest of June's Games were Announced and Released (Styx, Yooka-Laylee, Cook, serve, delicious 2, Pillars of Earth, Bear with me, suguri 2 and subserial network)
June 1: July's Early Access Games were announced and playable (Blackwake, HOI4, Portal Knight)

It's really confusing as to when you pay for which month and when you get what month's games. But if you bought a whole year you dont have to worry about much of that mbeaver.

Keep in mind though that they accounce the main unlock games on the 1st but you wont unlock until the 5th unless you unlock them manually. So if you bought a year and they announce games you dont care about you can "pause" your subscription before the 5th and save that month for a game you want. Or you can unlock right away and play.

https://support.humblebundle.com/hc/en-us/articles/210560328-Humble-Monthly-FAQ
Posted By: mbeaver

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/03/18 11:50 PM

Originally Posted by Master


So if you bought a year and they announce games you dont care about you can "pause" your subscription before the 5th and save that month for a game you want. Or you can unlock right away and play.





Thank's for the heads-up on that, Master. Since I didn't get any takers I'll go ahead and use the pause for this month.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/04/18 12:03 AM

Originally Posted by mbeaver
Originally Posted by Master


So if you bought a year and they announce games you dont care about you can "pause" your subscription before the 5th and save that month for a game you want. Or you can unlock right away and play.





Thank's for the heads-up on that, Master. Since I didn't get any takers I'll go ahead and use the pause for this month.



I've never actually dont it myself so good luck. I only ever buy a month and then cancel the subscription immediately smile I think it all just comes down to if you clicked the early unlock button or not.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/04/18 10:11 PM

Xenonauts for free: https://www.gog.com/game/xenonauts
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/05/18 08:48 AM

thumbsup Thanks Master,I'd been eyeing that one up for quite a while,but for free it's a no-brainer.
Posted By: JohnnyChemo

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/05/18 07:48 PM

Cool find! That's been on the radar for a while, just never got around to picking it up....until NOW!!!
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/11/18 03:08 PM

Old school FPS Ziggurat free at GOG next 45 hours . Ziggurat

Not a free game or sale, but cheap game at 13 CAD. I'm having a lot of fun with is on Steam. Next Day : Survival, A survival game without zombies ? Thank you. Next Day : Survival
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/11/18 03:42 PM

Dammit, took my time and forgot about this and did not manage to get it for my son! I think we can do the Family option on Steam where he can play Xenonauts on his computer when I'm not playing it, so not a total loss. I don't think you can MP on that game anyway, right?
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/20/18 10:49 PM

Free game
https://store.steampowered.com/app/63500/Swords_and_Soldiers_HD/
Posted By: rezerekted

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/21/18 04:27 PM

Here's two free Steam keys for whoever wants them.

Hell = EVP9X-88FDQ-9DRKH

Pride of Nations = V26MZ-3350K-RWAHK
Posted By: devere

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/21/18 05:51 PM

Originally Posted by rezerekted
Here's two free Steam keys for whoever wants them.

Hell = EVP9X-88FDQ-9DRKH

Pride of Nations = V26MZ-3350K-RWAHK




Just a heads up I have claimed the Hell one. Thanks!

will download it once steams servers get a bit more stable as thier summmer sale has just started.
Posted By: - Ice

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/21/18 06:18 PM

Originally Posted by devere
thier summmer sale has just started.

Oh boy....
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/22/18 01:04 AM

Free game next 48 hrs -12ish.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/shadowrun-returns-deluxe
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/22/18 01:07 AM

Humble Bundle is also doing a big sale right now

https://www.humblebundle.com/
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 07/06/18 04:45 PM

If you have Amazon Prime or Twitch.tv prime you can get a bunch of free games this month.

https://www.twitch.tv/prime
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/13/18 06:10 PM

https://store.steampowered.com/app/222880/Insurgency/

The first Insurgency is now FREE for the next 48hrs if you add it to your account on steam. This is by far the BEST coop shooter out there. I have hundreds of hours of playtime in it.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/13/18 06:37 PM

Holy crap, over 70,000 in game right now. I didn't know it had such a large following.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/13/18 06:39 PM

Insurgency is a bit too "twitch" for me. I'm much more of an ArmA 3 coop military shooter player.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/13/18 09:35 PM

Originally Posted by Master
https://store.steampowered.com/app/222880/Insurgency/

The first Insurgency is now FREE for the next 48hrs if you add it to your account on steam. This is by far the BEST coop shooter out there. I have hundreds of hours of playtime in it.


Better then CS ? l watched it on the begining ,looks like CS lite to me. not that i like CS but anything CS like and below is meh.
Posted By: adlabs6

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/13/18 11:27 PM

Insurgency has it's strong points. It is very much like CS, to me. Good movement, weapon handling, and quick play.

The AI doesn't really fortify, though, they are nearly always rushing the player, without much in the way of teamwork. Sometimes they are in the "conga line" where they can be mowed down in bulk. So players looking to capture enemy positions or strong points won't find things like garrisoned buildings, static nests, or whatnot.

It can be a decent, laid back shooter experience, though. I logged about 500 hours or so. Worth a try.
Posted By: Flogger23m

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/13/18 11:36 PM

Insurgency is more of a watered down Red Orchestra. The original mod was much more like a modern Red Orchestra, but the retail game made it more mainstream. Still decent though.

It really isn't anything like CS at all. R6 Siege & CS are pretty close, with Insurgency being closer to RO.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/14/18 01:42 AM

It is FREE. so add it to your account and try it for yourself. Worst case you waste time and bandwidth and never play it again.

Im not sure I'd say that insurgency is like classical RO. It really is it's own thing.

Maybe the PvP stuff. I only play the coop checkpoint mode. You start on one side of the map and you have to push through enemies and take objectives. When you capture an objective there is a random chance for a counter attack. Then you move onto the next objective. The maps are "open" but still fairly linear.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/16/18 08:24 PM

Free game. All you have to do is sign up for the newsletter and get the game then unsubscribe.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/orwell
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/16/18 09:25 PM

BLARGH, i missed the quakecon week promo, i was going to get prey...i though the week lasted a week.
Posted By: mbeaver

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/25/18 08:37 PM


For Honor - Starter Edition add to your account for free this weekend on Steam.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/304390/
Posted By: rwatson

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/25/18 09:14 PM

Thanks mb..They don't make demos anymore..so it's a good way to try it out and see if I want to get the whole setup..
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/29/18 08:02 PM

If you have a PS4 and PS Plus, Destiny 2 is free as of today. God of War 3 remastered free in Sept.
Last month Mafia 3 was free, so PS + is finally giving out worthwhile games.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/30/18 06:26 PM

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/warhammer-40000-space-marine
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/03/18 06:57 PM

Humble Bundle is running their Summer Sale right now.

https://www.humblebundle.com/mission/summer-sale-rewards

Wreckfest for 30
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/wreckfest

Assetto Corsa 12 bucks plus discounted DLC
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/assetto-corsa

Ghost Recon Wildlands for 16 bucks
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/tom-clancys-ghost-recon-wildlands

Farcry5 for 40 bucks
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/far-cry-5

New Battletech for 30
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/battletech-digital-deluxe-edition
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/17/18 06:13 PM

Project Cars 2 15$

https://www.chrono.gg/?=RaceWeekDay1

never bought from chrono.gg so i've no idea how reputable they are but no one on reddit called them out in the sale thread sofar.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/17/18 06:15 PM

Project Cars 2 is a pretty good racing sim. The single player is a bit stale but it's a lot of fun in multiplayer.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/04/18 06:53 PM

https://www.gog.com/game/shadow_warrior_2

10 year anniversary sale plus a free game.
Posted By: Coot

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/04/18 09:45 PM

I voted for and was rooting for Firewatch as the free game. Oh well. I'm not sure its my kind of game but I appreciate the free gift GOG.
Posted By: rwatson

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/05/18 09:27 AM

Thanks Master free is always the right price
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/26/18 11:37 PM

https://store.steampowered.com/app/638070/Murderous_Pursuits/
Free until Monday.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/27/18 12:50 AM

Alan wake is back on steam and for a steal price, yakuza 0 is also on promotion, also bayonetta for those of you into that...i'm not judging....but i reserve the right to stare at.
Posted By: Lieste

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/27/18 01:02 AM

Anyone on the fence for KC:D or it's dlc, Deep Silver has a publisher sale on Steam this weekend. 40% off the game, 25% off the dlc.

I'm ambivalent about From the Ashes, but did enjoy the newer Amorous Adventures of Hans Capon.

It is a quirky title, less mainstream than Witcher 3 or Skyrim... but all the better for it in my experience. Some bugs, some jank, and performance can be iffy in some areas, especially if you have settings too high. World design and story are pretty solid though, and melee combat is among the closest to IRL fencing I've seen in games (if mostly in unarmoured style).
Posted By: DBond

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/27/18 01:02 PM

I'll second Lieste's recommendation for KCD. Great RPG in my view. I only wish Exodus was part of this sale (i mean available for download). Did anyone like Saint's Row (3 or 4)? That's a really good deal, but I've not played a game like this since GTA San Andreas. Might be a fun change of pace.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/29/18 06:23 PM

KSP 60% off until october 31
https://store.steampowered.com/app/220200/Kerbal_Space_Program/

Halloween Steam Sale
https://store.steampowered.com/sale/halloween2018/

Humble Halloween Sale
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/halloween-sale/
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/03/18 12:23 AM

https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/bli...c-free-on-battle-net-through-november-18

Free destiny 2 base game.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/15/18 08:44 PM

sins of a solar empire free on humble bundle

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/sins-of-a-solar-empire-rebellion
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/16/18 05:08 AM

Originally Posted by Master
sins of a solar empire free on humble bundle
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/sins-of-a-solar-empire-rebellion

Came to post this. Everyone needs this game, and this is a great deal.
Posted By: letterboy1

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/16/18 09:18 AM

There is even a map that shows where in the world people are currently downloading the game. As I type this, someone is downloading it somewhere on or in the ocean to the west of the African coast. Maybe they tapped into an underwater fiber-optic line. Probably satellite internet, though.
Posted By: mbeaver

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/22/18 07:52 PM


Outcast - Second Contact

Free and DRM-free at Humble Bundle.


https://www.humblebundle.com/store/..._index_2_layout_type_threes_tile_index_1
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/22/18 08:08 PM

Thanks for the heads-up mbeaver. Not sure when I'll get a chance to play it but free is my kind of price smile
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/06/18 10:07 PM

CounterStrike Global Operations is now free, plus a new Battle Royale mode.

CSGO free info
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/07/18 03:41 PM

Company Of Heroes 2 free to keep, have to grab it this weekend though COH2 Free info

Pretty good game for free.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/07/18 03:50 PM

It's crazy to think COH 2 has been out 5 years. I've been playing it pretty regularly since release.
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/14/18 05:56 PM

Cold Waters Half Price on GOG

$20

https://www.gog.com/game/cold_waters


EDIT: Just bought Cold Waters and was gifted "Everspace" ($30 on steam) for FREE.

Sweet
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/16/18 04:54 PM

Subnautica, free at Epic Games (a soon to be Steam contender platform)...

Subnautica Free EG

Red
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/16/18 05:53 PM

Thanks Red2112. I'd never heard of Epic Games but I signed up and got my copy. Looks like they give away a free game every 2 weeks,I'll keep my eye on that.
Posted By: Coot

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/16/18 06:45 PM

I got Shadow Complex for free quite some time ago on that Epic Games program. I had it on Xbox360 but its a really great 2.5D platformer especially on PC. I only use their program to access that game. Perhaps I need to run it more often if they continue to bring free games from time to time.
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/16/18 07:31 PM

Some insight on Epic Games...
Epic Games cut



Red
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/28/18 01:37 PM

Soma, free at GOG...

Soma Free GOG



Red
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/28/18 01:42 PM

I only paid 5 bucks for SOMA but it was still too much in my opinion.

The story started off a bit interesting but I just kept waiting and waiting and waiting for something to happen but it never did.
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/28/18 08:34 PM

I loved soma and I loved the ending.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/04/19 04:58 PM

Epic has announced it's next free game, Super Meat Boy. Epic Games


Super Meat Boy is a tough as nails platformer where you play as a boy without skin who needs to save his girlfriend made of bandages from an evil fetus in a jar wearing a top hat and a monocle.

Ok then, at least it's free.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/04/19 07:12 PM

I don't do platformers but I definitely want the next free game 'What Remains of Edith Finch'.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/05/19 01:32 AM

Originally Posted by Chucky
I don't do platformers but I definitely want the next free game 'What Remains of Edith Finch'.


That does look good.
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/06/19 09:44 AM

Homeworld Remastered on sale 85% off on Fanatical´s Star Deal...

Fanatical Homworld Remastered

Red
Posted By: Vitesse

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/06/19 11:33 AM

Originally Posted by Red2112
Homeworld Remastered on sale 85% off on Fanatical´s Star Deal...



Got mine, thanks.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/06/19 03:05 PM

if you are subscribed to humble store, the supermeatboy is already there at the vault for free, and it was really cheap on gog during the xmas sales
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/06/19 04:35 PM

Super Meat Boy seems like a twisted Super Mario.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/10/19 07:17 PM

What Remains of Edith Finch free
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/11/19 07:31 PM

A Story About my Uncle, free at Humble Bundle (limited offer)...
A Story About My Uncle

Red
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/11/19 08:13 PM

Originally Posted by Red2112
A Story About my Uncle, free at Humble Bundle (limited offer)...
A Story About My Uncle

Red

Never heard of it, but I like the price.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/12/19 08:41 PM

Originally Posted by Red2112
A Story About my Uncle, free at Humble Bundle (limited offer)...
A Story About My Uncle

Red


Also free on Steam until the 14th.
Posted By: Timothy

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/13/19 08:17 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
Originally Posted by Red2112
A Story About my Uncle, free at Humble Bundle (limited offer)...
A Story About My Uncle

Red


Also free on Steam until the 14th.


12.99 on my account.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/14/19 10:54 AM

Originally Posted by Timothy
Originally Posted by Chucky
Originally Posted by Red2112
A Story About my Uncle, free at Humble Bundle (limited offer)...
A Story About My Uncle

Red


Also free on Steam until the 14th.


12.99 on my account.


Looks like it was limited numbers. Sorry,didn't notice that .
Posted By: Coot

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/24/19 07:53 PM

GOG has a game called "Distraint: Deluxe Edition" free right now for a little while. Some sort of 2D psychological horror adventure game.

https://www.gog.com/
Posted By: mbeaver

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/24/19 08:01 PM


Thanks, Coot.




Humble has Deponia: The Complete Journey for free.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/deponia-the-complete-journey
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/26/19 07:46 PM

Sang-Froid Tales of Werewolves (free)...

Steam:
Sang-Froid ToW



Red
Posted By: rwatson

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/26/19 09:36 PM

Thanks Red looks like a cool game
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/28/19 03:29 PM

Epic's next free game revealed Axiom Verge

May interest some, not me.
Posted By: Coot

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/29/19 03:34 AM

Thanks for the heads up. I like platformers and that one has interested me. I don't like what I just learned Epic did with Metro Exodus though.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/29/19 03:45 AM

Originally Posted by Coot
Thanks for the heads up. I like platformers and that one has interested me. I don't like what I just learned Epic did with Metro Exodus though.

Being exclusive to Epic ?
Posted By: Coot

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/29/19 06:32 AM

Yes, that's what I'm hearing. I was likely going to hold off anyways so perhaps by the time I'm ready it will be on Steam. That's where my other Metro games are.
Posted By: Vaderini

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 02/03/19 09:43 PM

Kholat is free on Steam right now

https://store.steampowered.com/app/343710/Kholat/
Posted By: Vaderini

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 02/03/19 09:47 PM

*whoops, double post*
Posted By: Coot

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 02/04/19 03:25 AM

I own Kholat and its a pretty good game. I like games like this with mysterious themes and it has great atmosphere. I've never finished it but its a good "walking" simulator/mystery/adventure. I've always struggled with performance on this one though unfortunately.
Posted By: rwatson

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 02/06/19 10:34 AM

Steam has a sale on the Great Battles series


Lunar New Year Sale, Update 3.010

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, we have launched a sale on our website and Steam. You’ll find some great deals including for the first time 33% OFF of Battle of Kuban and a whopping 75% OFF ALL Rise of Flight merchandise. The sale runs from 10am PDT on February 4th until 10am February 11th, 2019. A great time to fill up your hangar! Many prices are their lowest ever, take a look!

33% OFF Battle of Kuban - For the first time ever! (Steam, website)

66% OFF Battle of Stalingrad (Steam, website). Please note that having at least the base game (Stalingrad) on Steam means you can launch it from the Steam client without entering a login and password and you can access your IL-2 content purchased elsewhere if you link the accounts.

66% OFF Battle of Moscow (Steam, website)

66% OFF Fw-190 A-3, La-5 series 8, P-40E-1 and MC202 Collector Planes - For aces on a budget! (Fw-190 A-3 on Steam, La-5 on Steam, P-40E-1 on Steam, MC202 on Steam, website)

52% OFF Ju 52/3m Collector Plane - Delivering packages has never been so affordable! (Ju 52/3m on Steam, website)

40% OFF Bf 109 G-6, Hs 129 B-2, La-5FN (Series 2), Spitfire Mk.VB, Yak-1b Series 127 Collector Planes - High Performance, Low Price! (Bf 109 G-6 on Steam, Hs 129 B-2 on Steam, La-5FN (Series 2) on Steam, Spitfire Mk.VB on Steam, Yak-1b on Steam, website)

66% OFF 10 Days of Autumn and Blazing Steppe historical campaigns - Lowest Price Ever! (website, only Blazing Steppe is available on Steam)

25% OFF Havoc Over the Kuban scripted campaign - Two engines, One great price! (website)

75% OFF all Rise of Flight content - That's almost Free! (Steam, website)

As usual, if you purchase a plane you already have you can send it as a Gift to a friend or squadron mate.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/15/19 02:39 AM

Grid 2 and DLC for free while it LAST on humble bundle, expires in 2 days Since i already got it, i'm giving my keys, if i place it in spoilers can bots still read it ?

Otherwise PM me, first come first served. https://www.humblebundle.com/store/...ut_index_1_layout_type_twos_tile_index_1


Endless space collection 90% off https://store.steampowered.com/app/208140/Endless_Space__Collection/

dungeon of endless 75% i really enjoy it , if you like roguelike games https://store.steampowered.com/app/249050/Dungeon_of_the_Endless/?snr=1_620_4_1400_45_2

and prey is once again at 50% https://store.steampowered.com/app/480490/Prey/?snr=1_620_4_1400_45_6
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/26/19 03:54 PM

Sniper Elite 4 and add ons 75% off at Gamersgate. I picked up the Deluxe Edition for $33.39 CDN. ($22.59 USD)
Require Steam.

Sniper Elite 4 at GamersGate
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/26/19 04:51 PM

Sniper Elite 4 is a lot of fun; especially in cooperative mode.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/26/19 05:01 PM

I really enjoyed SE2 and 3. I have The original, but never did give it a go.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/26/19 05:05 PM

Originally Posted by WangoTango
I really enjoyed SE2 and 3. I have The original, but never did give it a go.



I tried to play the original a couple years back but the graphics were just too outdated for my tastes.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/24/19 03:32 PM

Rime free from Epic games.

Rime
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/24/19 03:42 PM

Perfect! Thank you, Wango. Looks like something my daughter and I can play together.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/24/19 03:44 PM

Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Perfect! Thank you, Wango. Looks like something my daughter and I can play together.

No problem. It' a 30 $ game, so it should be half decent.

Also a heads up, it looks like the Steam Summer sale starts June 25th.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/25/19 12:15 AM

Originally Posted by WangoTango
Steam Summer sale starts June 25th.


does anyone still have ANYthing to look for in steam sales ? i went in a spree 3 or 4 years ago......and now nothing catch my eye, or i already have it, lol.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/25/19 02:55 AM

I finally upgraded my PC this year, so I am likely to grab a few games. The last few years there was no point, I had everything of interest that would run on my old rig.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/25/19 11:33 AM

I have about 6-7 games in my wish-list that I have some interest in but I honestly doubt I'll buy more than 2 at most.

I'm waiting for Deadstick - Bush Flight Simulator but that won't be in the sale.
Posted By: Dunolde

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/27/19 04:53 PM

Master, I do not find Destiny 2, even using the "search" feature. Probably just me but Wicki shows is as a "multi-player only". Is that your experience? I do not play muliplayer and MMOGs, so, is there a "single player" option?

Sounds interesting,though.

Tghanks
Posted By: DaBBQ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/31/19 05:04 PM

GoG is offering a free game, "Obduction", from Cyan, the creators of Myst series.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/31/19 09:23 PM

Thanks DaBBQ,downloading now smile
Posted By: rwatson

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/31/19 09:56 PM

Thanks here too DaBBQ Free is always a good way to try something you probably wouldn't buy
Posted By: Coot

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/01/19 02:31 AM

Thanks DaBBQ. I've had that one on my wish list. I don't like their methods, but I've been grabbing as many of the free games on Epic that I can.

I forgot about this thread for a moment, but they recently had What Remains of Edith Finch and Untold Stories for free and I think simultaneously or almost. Both of those I had on my wish list. However, I just discovered they have another new free game available and its another one I've been interested in and its available right now. Arabian Nights themed FPS developed by some Bioshock people.


City of Brass


City of Brass Epic Store Page

I missed out on Axiom Verge because I forgot to check back with them and lost track of time. You got to really keep an eye on Epic's storefront because they don't seem to give much info on the freebies and how long they will be up.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/01/19 03:06 AM

Originally Posted by Coot
Thanks DaBBQ. I've had that one on my wish list. I don't like their methods, but I've been grabbing as many of the free games on Epic that I can.

I forgot about this thread for a moment, but they recently had What Remains of Edith Finch and Untold Stories for free and I think simultaneously or almost. Both of those I had on my wish list. However, I just discovered they have another new free game available and its another one I've been interested in and its available right now. Arabian Knights themed FPS developed by some Bioshock people.


City of Brass


City of Brass Epic Store Page

I missed out on Axiom Verge because I forgot to check back with them and lost track of time. You got to really keep an eye on Epic's storefront because they don't seem to give much info on the freebies and how long they will be up.

every two weeks i think
Posted By: MarkG

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/03/19 06:40 PM

Got an F-117A sighting at GOG right now for $1.49...
https://www.gog.com/game/f117a_nighthawk_stealth_fighter_20

Another favorite of mine, Subwar 2050 for $3.39...
https://www.gog.com/game/subwar_2050_complete

Subwar includes very imaginative reading material to help set the mood ('Under Currents' magazine). It's a game that makes me think the developers really enjoyed creating it.
Posted By: scoobared

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/05/19 01:57 PM

GOG has the original 3 Combat Missions finally and on a slight release discount.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/17/20 01:42 PM

GTA V is currently free if you use Epic Games.

*edit* requires 2 factor authentication.
Posted By: Trooper117

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/17/20 02:54 PM

FIFA 20 (Origin) and PES 20 (Steam) have free demo versions on the go... they are both pretty good!
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/21/20 03:23 PM

Civilization VI free on Epic until May 28th.
Posted By: KRT_Bong

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/26/20 04:37 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
GTA V is currently free if you use Epic Games.

*edit* requires 2 factor authentication.

this is already a thing on Steam; you download an app Google Authenticator on your phone or they send you an E-mail with a 6 digit code and you have to have a Rockstar Social Club Login
Posted By: KRT_Bong

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 05/31/20 05:16 PM

Epic has a sale on right now, Ghost Recon Break point for $19.79 and if you already have Epic you get a $10 coupon which makes it well worth the price. there is also a Borderlands Bundle for Free.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/11/20 04:01 PM

ARK:Survival Evolved is the current free game available on the Epic Games Store until June 18th.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/12/20 03:11 AM

Originally Posted by Chucky
ARK:Survival Evolved is the current free game available on the Epic Games Store until June 18th.


dont forget to get the maps, they are also free.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/12/20 09:16 AM

Thanks Blade,I failed to spot that.

I already own the game on Steam but don't have any of the DLC. I have a love/hate relationship with this game. Mainly hate but I'm willing to give it another go.

*edit* Looks like the DLC is free on Steam too. Anyway,something seems to be wrong. If I select to play any of the free DLC in game it just takes me to the Epic Store where it says I already own it. confused
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 06/13/20 02:45 AM

Hitman: Absolution free on GOG. https://www.gog.com/game/hitman_absolution. Looks like a weekend deal.
Posted By: Vaderini

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 07/24/20 09:15 AM

Tacoma is free on Epic, a short story game that is definitely worth playing for free
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 07/24/20 09:39 AM

I grabbed Tacoma yesterday because it looked interesting. Still trying to figure out what to do/how to do it without resorting to game guides. I like these types of games. I loved 'Observation' which is in a similar vein I guess. Mystery on a space station.
Posted By: Timothy

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/23/20 05:10 AM

Prey is half off on Steam. Definitely worth $15. Starts off a little slow, but man it gets really good after the first section. Make sure you have great speakers or a headset for it.
Posted By: NoFlyBoy

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/23/20 08:58 AM

so many games ! https://www.playemulator.com/ Unbelievable at one time all these games had to be purchased
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/23/20 10:14 AM

Enter The Gungeon (fun rogue like) and God´s Trigger (top down twin shooter) are free at Epic Store. Hitman next
Posted By: Vaderini

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/23/20 10:15 AM

Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
so many games ! https://www.playemulator.com/ Unbelievable at one time all these games had to be purchased

You still need to do that, that site is crazy illegal
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/23/20 12:56 PM

Originally Posted by Timothy
Prey is half off on Steam. Definitely worth $15. Starts off a little slow, but man it gets really good after the first section. Make sure you have great speakers or a headset for it.



I played through it 3 times. It's one of the best scifi shooters I've ever played.


It's just a dang shame it was a commercial flop.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/24/20 04:46 PM

Serious Sam: The First Encounter is currently free on GoG.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/24/20 04:52 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
Serious Sam: The First Encounter is currently free on GoG.



I've played all of the Serious Sam games in cooperative mode. They are a ton of fun!
Posted By: DBond

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/24/20 04:53 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Timothy
Prey is half off on Steam. Definitely worth $15. Starts off a little slow, but man it gets really good after the first section. Make sure you have great speakers or a headset for it.



I played through it 3 times. It's one of the best scifi shooters I've ever played.



Agreed. One of my favorite games in recent memory. Just replayed it the third time a month or two ago.
Posted By: rwatson

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/24/20 06:06 PM

Thanks for the heads up Chucky
Posted By: Timothy

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/24/20 09:45 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Timothy
Prey is half off on Steam. Definitely worth $15. Starts off a little slow, but man it gets really good after the first section. Make sure you have great speakers or a headset for it.



I played through it 3 times. It's one of the best scifi shooters I've ever played.


It's just a dang shame it was a commercial flop.


A lot of people didn't like it took about 5 hours to get really good, they also didn't like that the game required a beast of a machine for about 3 months before it was optimized.
Posted By: Vaderini

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/25/20 04:48 AM

I found the respawning enemies a chore, since the loot doesn't respawn and sooner or later I ran out of ammo on the higher difficulties. Only did the first large area of the game before calling it quits.

Also didn't like that the enemies were just dark blobs that were about as generic as they come.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/25/20 06:21 AM

Limited ammo is part of the challenge. Prey and System Shock games challenge your intelligence and require forethought and planning to succeed. One of the best features of these types of games is you can truly mess yourself up so badly you can't win the game by making poor decisions. They are not for the faint of heart, but reward those who use their intellect.
Posted By: Vaderini

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/25/20 08:06 AM

What has ammo saving to do with intellect? Especially in Prey, since you can just use your tyfon skills or run past the enemies to ignore the problem.

It's poor game design, since the respawnable enemies keep dropping stuff so you're just grinding like an RPG, but without the sense of progress.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/25/20 03:54 PM

I'm sorry you don't understand what I wrote. I feel as if Prey is not the game or you. Maybe Pokemon would be better. At least there you'll have clear, visible progress in the vast library of Pokemons you collect.

Some of us regard System Shock/Ultima Underworld style games among the best genre of games ever made. You either "get" them or you don't. They aren't for everyone, but they are among the most rewarding experiences you can have gaming.
Posted By: Vaderini

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/25/20 04:12 PM

Wise to edit your post there
Posted By: Master

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/25/20 07:26 PM

It doesnt have Aim Down Sight... I didnt finish it. Just got tired of the gunplay. Was a cool concept though and I enjoyed the atmosphere! But not enough to carry through. I took the escape shuttle when I found it and then uninstalled the game. I loved the opening though!
Posted By: Timothy

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/25/20 08:43 PM

I loved it, the story was great, the tension kept me engaged, never used typhon skills, just enjoyed it all and the sound and big monstor was great.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/26/20 11:27 AM

Originally Posted by Master
It doesnt have Aim Down Sight... I didnt finish it. Just got tired of the gunplay. Was a cool concept though and I enjoyed the atmosphere! But not enough to carry through. I took the escape shuttle when I found it and then uninstalled the game. I loved the opening though!



LOL! I'm not sure if your post would fall under a "negative" or "positive" review category. Rotten Tomatoes would be confused for sure. biggrin
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/26/20 11:28 AM

Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
You either "get" them or you don't. They aren't for everyone, but they are among the most rewarding experiences you can have gaming.



Well stated. I'd say the Paradox strategy games are also perfectly described by what you wrote.
Posted By: DBond

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/26/20 01:10 PM

I really like the game, and Arkane too for that matter. It's OK for Vaderini to have a different opinion, and the Pokemon comment was a bit much.

If Panzer is right that it was not a commercial success I find that disappointing. These are the types of games I want to see more of.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/26/20 02:20 PM

Originally Posted by DBond


If Panzer is right that it was not a commercial success I find that disappointing. These are the types of games I want to see more of.



Some very good info here,

https://www.resetera.com/threads/preys-problematic-premise-profitability-spoiler-free.51328/
Posted By: DBond

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/26/20 02:54 PM

Good article. I dislike the term 'immersive sim', but that's what they are calling games like this and Dishonored. I really like these games, and it would be a shame if they disappeared. But money talks and if they aren't profitable then they will not be made much longer.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/26/20 03:23 PM

The only ones that have ever managed to be profitable are the Bethesda Elder Scrolls and Fallout games, and frankly they're far weaker examples of what potential the genre has to offer than System Shock/Ultima Underworld games. I think this is because the Bethesda ones are dumbed down in what you can do, plus they hold your hand with missions and always tell you what to do and where to go and mark stuff on a map, which to me detracts immensely from gameplay. I grew up playing games that didn't tell me where to go or what to do aside from hints, and expected me to use my head to figure stuff out for myself.

I think many modern gamers are incapable of this, or find it too much of a challenge.

I found combat the least of what makes these games interesting. If I want combat, I have doom. The exploration, puzzles, immersive story and general figuring out of "wtf is going on" is what makes this genre great for me.
Posted By: DBond

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 08/26/20 04:46 PM

I think I talked about the name and how the game would have been better served, and probably sold more, with a different one. I think Neuroshock is what I suggested.

Ah yes, here it is

https://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads....ew-scifi-shooter-from-arkane#Post4520491

I think it might have done better if it was linked this way to the System Shock legacy. A name change isn't going to massively flip sales, but I think a different name would have been a good idea.
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 11:35 AM

Tom Clancy´sThe Division is free at your Ubisoft Store till the 8th...

The Division Ubisoft store International

Great game, had alot of fun and you can´t beat the price. thumbsup

Red
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 11:52 AM

Hob on sale at Fanatical (2.99€). Another great game. Not to many keys left...
Hob Fanatical store

Fanatcial is a legit store BTW.

Red
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 11:55 AM

Some people complain about the demise of games on DVD's but one of the many benefits of digital downloads is all of these free deals on old games that we never had with physical copies.
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 01:10 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Some people complain about the demise of games on DVD's but one of the many benefits of digital downloads is all of these free deals on old games that we never had with physical copies.


So true, I agree.

There was those free demos and games that came with magazines, even way back in time (90´s). One usually ended buying the magazine just for the game, if it included a playthrough guide that you were also interested in then that was a added bonus. Man, that seems like yesterday, crazy how time goes by and how things change!
Posted By: rwatson

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 01:31 PM

Yeah Red and it was the same with Strategy and Tactics Magazine..But it just for the war game inside..Still have good thoughts on being introduced to the hobby by a friend and getting excited when a new game came out..That part is pretty much the same now
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 01:37 PM

What's a magazine? wink


My last magazine subscription was to National Geographic and that was dropped circa 2005.
Posted By: Arthonon

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 02:49 PM

I got a subscription to Car and Driver years ago for something like $5 per year, and just never canceled, so I get one of those sent to me every month or two. I've thought about canceling, but it's not worth the effort in figuring out how to do it smile.

I also subscribed to a digital version of Automobile magazine a while back, for a similar price, and they stopped publication and converted it over to Motor Trend, so I have that in digital form. It's kind of cool, because on decent-sized tablet, it looks like the magazine, and you can swipe from page to page.
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 03:19 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
What's a magazine? wink


My last magazine subscription was to National Geographic and that was dropped circa 2005.



I have every single issue of "Flight Journal" since it started in ~2006, in binders. The only magazine I subscribe to and I intend to keep doing so as long as it is published.
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 03:36 PM

Iam old-school...

I like to buy books and print out my manuals (DCS etc.) form PDF´s. I just hate it when your tablet is out of battery, and I already spend to much time on a PC monitor. Don´t know if I will be around that long, but would like to see all these youngsters eyesight´s 20 years from now, without counting there wrist/forearm/muscles injuries!

Magazines are not what they used to be IMHO. They basically just have fillers with some basic knowledge of the subject, mostly backed up by the sponsor. Editorials have been long sold to who sponors them so no real facts anymore. I long stopped buying Guitar Player magazine because of all the BS they wrote about products and players. Not worth the 7€ at all! Same goes for other hobby magazines, except wargame or electronics magazines because at least you get something in return and not just someones opinion.

So yeah I´ll stick to the smell of books. In a survival situation I can always use them as tinder wink
Posted By: rwatson

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 03:54 PM

I agree with that red,,Tried a tablet for a week and returned it..I'd rather have a book in my hand,,
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 04:30 PM

I have no doubt that the majority of consumers over the age of about 45 still prefer printed media. Naturally though that segment of consumers will eventually pass and be replaced by the follow up generations which have demonstrated so far that digital media is greatly preferred.
Posted By: Timothy

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 04:32 PM

I like books, but fell in love with my Kindle when I would be deployed or at training and down time got boring.
Posted By: rwatson

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 04:54 PM

Yeah Timothy being deployed a kindle would be easier to hump around and you could easily get new books I can see that
Posted By: Trooper117

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 05:15 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I have no doubt that the majority of consumers over the age of about 45 still prefer printed media.


I'm in my 60's now and I don't go anywhere without my Kindle.. had it for years. Used to take it on the ships when I deployed instead of lugging around a load of heavy books!
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 05:30 PM

While there are advantages to portability, that dosen´t mean it´s safe/healthy. As with all that big money is involved, there is a tendency that even if it´s harmful for you they wont tell you. We all know that, but we promote comfort over anything else now days. A average car weighs about 2,871 lbs. which in turn uses aprox 656 gallons of fosil fuel a year. That´s just to move/transport your average male/female of 190lbs. We are doing great as humans, and we want to save the planet! rolleyes

I use specific filtered glasses when I use my PC...

Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 06:06 PM

Me too Red,for about 4 months now. I'll say one thing about them,my eyes don't get tired and ache after long sessions at the PC.
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/01/20 07:24 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
Me too Red,for about 4 months now. I'll say one thing about them,my eyes don't get tired and ache after long sessions at the PC.


Nice!

I also recomend to turn on your "night light" in W10 too...



I also have a app on my smartphone (Android) called Twilight...

Twilight app Play Store

Sorry for the off-topic.

Red
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/02/20 02:41 PM



and Shadowrun Collection.

Red
Posted By: DBond

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/02/20 03:05 PM

Hitman is a great game, I played it a couple months ago (the 2016 and 2018 releases combined in to one) Started a thread about it and you can read my thoughts here

https://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/4507664/

I paid a lot more than free and felt I got more than my money's worth out of the game. For free it's a no-brainer.
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/03/20 11:05 PM

Into the Breach free on Epic Store.
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/13/20 09:21 PM

Railway Empire free on Epic Store.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/24/20 03:24 PM

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition free on Epic for a week.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/24/20 04:33 PM

Those who got TOTAL WAR TROY, dont forget to check your email and get the free amazon dlc as well (if you registerd to total war acess that is), IF YOU CAN, their server just crashed lol, now they are issuing a "maintenance"
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/24/20 04:37 PM

Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
Those who got TOTAL WAR TROY, dont forget to check your email and get the free amazon dlc as well (if you registerd to total war acess that is), IF YOU CAN, their server just crashed lol, now they are issuing a "maintenance"


Yup, i just claimed my free DLC a little while ago while I was home for lunch.

I highly recommend this game to anyone who is a big fan of Greek mythology and more specifically the Iliad.
Posted By: Vaderini

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/24/20 04:54 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I highly recommend this game to anyone who is a big fan of Greek mythology and more specifically the Iliad.

Well I don't recommend it :P

I'm still interested in the Amazons DLC though, so I'm glad that I have until october 8th to claim my code. The "Internal Server Error" for the past few hours would made me nervous with a code that has a 24 hour allowance.

For people interested: The Artemis and the Hephaestus dlc's will also be free through Total War Access, so that can be a motivation to allow/negotiate the personal data mining
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 09/24/20 05:01 PM

No Man's Sky is on sale again... The Origins update dropped yesterday and added a ton of content with regards to planetary biomes and how they look. For example, here's one planet I have visited, went from this:

[Linked Image]


To this:

[Linked Image]
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/07/20 05:21 PM

This week on Epic (Oct 8th-15th)

Abzu and Rising Storm 2: Vietnam.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/07/20 05:24 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
This week on Epic (Oct 8th-15th)

Abzu and Rising Storm 2: Vietnam.



I got Just Cause 4 and Killing Floor 2 for free on Epic several months ago and I still haven't even installed them yet. biggrin
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/07/20 05:32 PM

I have around 57 games on Epic,not 1 penny spent. Mind you,very few are 'AAA' or even 'AA' but mostly Indie games that I will never play.
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/09/20 05:14 PM

Metal Gear Solid V Definitive edition 79% off (€6,15) on Gamers Gate...

Good fun!
Metal Gear Solid V Gamers Gate sale

Red
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/14/20 05:11 PM

Just picked up Elite Dangerous: Commander Deluxe Edition for $16 Canadian on Steam, %75 off.
Just under 24 hours left in the sale.
LINK
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/14/20 05:14 PM

Originally Posted by WangoTango
Just picked up Elite Dangerous: Commander Deluxe Edition for $16 Canadian on Steam, %75 off.



Welcome aboard pilot! I think you will enjoy this one even though I will tell you right now there is a significant learning curve.
Posted By: DBond

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/14/20 06:56 PM

Yep, welcome aboard commander. We've got dead forum full of great info further down the list.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/14/20 08:44 PM

Good to know their are a few Elite Dangerous Veterans here.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/15/20 06:02 PM

If anyone is grabbing Amnesia - A Machine For Pigs free off the Epic store can you tell me if it crashes for you at the start? Says it's missing a world file or something. Verify files didn't work.
Posted By: mbeaver

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/15/20 10:39 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
If anyone is grabbing Amnesia - A Machine For Pigs free off the Epic store can you tell me if it crashes for you at the start? Says it's missing a world file or something. Verify files didn't work.



Here's a thread about it in the Steam forum. Scroll down to the post by MickeyT.


https://steamcommunity.com/app/239200/discussions/0/864978110215716404/
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/16/20 09:32 AM

Thanks mbeaver! smile
Posted By: Coot

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/23/20 05:47 AM

Europa Universalis II is free on GOG for another 30min or so.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/23/20 06:51 AM

Are you sure you don't mean 30 hours?
Posted By: Coot

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/26/20 09:03 PM

I wasn't quite sure Azshal at the time. I thought it said 30 minutes.
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/26/20 10:37 PM

Most DCS module/aircraft etc. are currently on sale at DCS store and will go on sale on Steam 10/29.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/26/20 11:06 PM

Picked up Fallout 76 for 17 bucks. The game so far has exceeded my expectations and I recommend it to any fan of the Fallout series.
Posted By: Coot

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/27/20 03:02 AM

I wasn't expecting to hear that about FO76. I never finished FO4. Maybe I should try it again just to get through the story but that being said I'm ready for Bethesda to wake up and make some long needed changes and not just minor upgrades over the coarse of decades.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/27/20 11:11 AM

Originally Posted by Coot
I never finished FO4.



How come? Did the story not draw you in or were you having technical issues like frequent crashes?
Posted By: wormfood

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/30/20 01:10 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Picked up Fallout 76 for 17 bucks. The game so far has exceeded my expectations and I recommend it to any fan of the Fallout series.

I would agree, I only picked it up a few months ago. they've been adding to it and fixing some of the problems people had with it from the start.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/30/20 01:13 PM

Originally Posted by wormfood
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Picked up Fallout 76 for 17 bucks. The game so far has exceeded my expectations and I recommend it to any fan of the Fallout series.

I would agree, I only picked it up a few months ago. they've been adding to it and fixing some of the problems people had with it from the start.



Yeah, I know the initial release of the game was a disaster so I stayed away until it got plenty of major updates.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/30/20 02:44 PM

The Blair Witch and the remastered version of Ghost Busters are the free games on Epic this week.
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/30/20 05:15 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
The Blair Witch and the remastered version of Ghost Busters are the free games on Epic this week.


Thanks Chucky, got´em. Girlfriend is loving the Blair Witch, well she is a bit of a witch, but as she says, a good witch LOL.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/30/20 05:16 PM

I just claimed my free copy of Ghostbusters. I've heard some good things about it from some friends who have played it.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/30/20 06:27 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I just claimed my free copy of Ghostbusters. I've heard some good things about it from some friends who have played it.

this game is an actual sequence for the movies,too bad they made you play a nobody and didnt allow to customize him.
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 10/30/20 11:31 PM

If you have VR this is a great $10 first person shooter: https://store.steampowered.com/app/555160/Pavlov_VR/

I have only played around with it in single player and have already gotten my ten bucks worth.
Posted By: Coot

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/03/20 03:35 AM

If I remember Panzer, I got burned out on FO4 as per what happens with Bethesda RPGs especially when I fall prey to the modding trap. I think I had 80 hours into it but started to spend too much time building my home base while also adding mods to make what Bethesda did better and I got tired of it. I had something like 320 hours in Skyrim and only got to the last quest line(I think) and didn't finish. Skyrim is hard though not to mod because they really do transform what is quite stale into something it should be out of the box.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/03/20 11:55 AM

Originally Posted by Coot
If I remember Panzer, I got burned out on FO4 as per what happens with Bethesda RPGs especially when I fall prey to the modding trap. I think I had 80 hours into it but started to spend too much time building my home base while also adding mods to make what Bethesda did better and I got tired of it. I had something like 320 hours in Skyrim and only got to the last quest line(I think) and didn't finish. Skyrim is hard though not to mod because they really do transform what is quite stale into something it should be out of the box.



Thanks for the reply. I know a lot of people used mods for the Fallout games but I played Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 4 totally unmodded and enjoyed them quite a bit. I did however play the most recent Skyrim release that has the updated graphics but that was an official release and not a fan-made mod.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/12/20 10:07 PM

Just a heads-up, Epic are offering Elite Dangerous free from Nov 19th-Nov 26th. You will also get the Horizons DLC free as that is now std with the base game.
Posted By: saghen

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/12/20 10:25 PM

Wow. I didn't expect that. Thanks for the heads up, Chucky.

They were scheduled to put Wargame: Red Dragon up for a free last week or so. I guess it's delayed or so. That's a good one to look out for too.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/12/20 10:45 PM

Yeah, sometimes the games they advertise free don't materialise. I was looking forward to Red Dragon.
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/13/20 07:12 PM

Teleglitch FREE at GOG...
GOG store: Teleglitch: Die More Edition
Posted By: Lieste

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/16/20 06:50 PM

Not a full release, but for a limited time during "made in poland week", GoG have a free demo for something which I think might tickle some need for a simple pick-up game, and for my fondness for the Medieval aesthetic.

https://www.gog.com/game/inkulinati_demo

Haven't tried it yet - but it will be something to tinker with next week when I have finished a mini-project I am trying to concentrate on.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/16/20 07:01 PM

Originally Posted by Lieste
Not a full release, but for a limited time during "made in poland week", GoG have a free demo for something which I think might tickle some need for a simple pick-up game, and for my fondness for the Medieval aesthetic.

https://www.gog.com/game/inkulinati_demo

Haven't tried it yet - but it will be something to tinker with next week when I have finished a mini-project I am trying to concentrate on.



Have to admit that the only Polish developers I’m familiar with are CD Projekt Red and Teyon.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/16/20 07:21 PM

That looks cute.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/16/20 07:51 PM

Originally Posted by Red2112
Teleglitch FREE at GOG...
GOG store: Teleglitch: Die More Edition


Missed it, sad to say.

Here is another freebee:

https://www.gog.com/game/butcher
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/16/20 09:01 PM

Got it, thanks thumbsup
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/22/20 03:49 PM

Elite Dangerous is free on the Epic store. Ends Nov. 26th.
LINK
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/24/20 08:09 PM

Rumour has it Steam Autumn sale starts tomorrow.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/24/20 08:11 PM

Originally Posted by WangoTango
Rumour has it Steam Autumn sale starts tomorrow.



I'm hoping F1 2020 goes on sale.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/24/20 08:15 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by WangoTango
Rumour has it Steam Autumn sale starts tomorrow.



I'm hoping F1 2020 goes on sale.

Good price on G2A LINK

Not sure if you have used this site, but I have many times.
Posted By: Lieste

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/24/20 09:52 PM

G2A is the company so bad for developers with fraud and charge-backs that (some) developers went on record in 2019 that they would prefer you pirate their games than purchase it from G2A. Many were *losing* money from each transaction there.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/24/20 10:10 PM

Originally Posted by Lieste
G2A is the company so bad for developers with fraud and charge-backs that (some) developers went on record in 2019 that they would prefer you pirate their games than purchase it from G2A. Many were *losing* money from each transaction there.


Never heard about that. Honestly doesn't concern me. It's legal.
The only downfall is you cannot get a Steam refund, if you don't like the game
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/25/20 05:05 PM

Epic Store: from Nov 26th - Dec 3rd Mudrunner will be free. I've been looking to try this one out for a while.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/25/20 06:12 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by WangoTango
Rumour has it Steam Autumn sale starts tomorrow.



I'm hoping F1 2020 goes on sale.

%50 off Panzer
Posted By: saghen

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/25/20 06:21 PM

Greenman Gaming has F1 2020 for $5 cheaper. Cheapshark.com is your friend. You can see which site has it cheaper. I've gotten many many games from Greenman Gaming. Legit site.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/25/20 06:29 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
Epic Store: from Nov 25 - Dec 3rd Mudrunner will be free. I've been looking to try this one out for a while.


My store launcher says it happens tomorrow.

Looks like the Epic BF sale starts on the 26th too.

Steam Autumn sale is live right now, until 12/1. Might grab Age of Empires for $5.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/25/20 06:35 PM

Originally Posted by WangoTango
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by WangoTango
Rumour has it Steam Autumn sale starts tomorrow.



I'm hoping F1 2020 goes on sale.

%50 off Panzer



Thanks for the heads up. I'll be buying it tonight.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/25/20 06:59 PM

Originally Posted by Azshal
Originally Posted by Chucky
Epic Store: from Nov 25 - Dec 3rd Mudrunner will be free. I've been looking to try this one out for a while.


My store launcher says it happens tomorrow.

Looks like the Epic BF sale starts on the 26th too.

Steam Autumn sale is live right now, until 12/1. Might grab Age of Empires for $5.


You are right, I put the wrong date in (now corrected),thanks.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/26/20 12:35 PM

Not free but 50% off on Steam right now is Death Stranding. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1190460/DEATH_STRANDING/
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/26/20 09:47 PM

IL-2 Sturmovik: Flying Circus is %66 off if anyone has been waiting for a price drop.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/27/20 11:53 AM

Originally Posted by WangoTango
IL-2 Sturmovik: Flying Circus is %66 off if anyone has been waiting for a price drop.



Maybe a lot of people play the non-Steam version but I've noticed that hardly any of my Steam friends play IL-2 judging by the Steam stats that I have looked up. It just surprised me when I noticed that.
Posted By: adlabs6

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/27/20 02:57 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Maybe a lot of people play the non-Steam version but I've noticed that hardly any of my Steam friends play IL-2 judging by the Steam stats that I have looked up. It just surprised me when I noticed that.


I played the original IL2 so much I can still hear the voiced radio calls in German and Russian to this day. Never did look at the newer versions, though.
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/27/20 08:58 PM

Originally Posted by WangoTango
IL-2 Sturmovik: Flying Circus is %66 off if anyone has been waiting for a price drop.



Flying Circus is GREAT in VR.
Posted By: DM

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/27/20 09:12 PM

Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Flying Circus is GREAT in VR.


*cries*
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/27/20 10:31 PM

Originally Posted by DM
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Flying Circus is GREAT in VR.


*cries*


Time to update wink
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/28/20 02:01 PM

Originally Posted by DM
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Flying Circus is GREAT in VR.


*cries*



Maybe you would have better luck with this: https://store.steampowered.com/app/998660/Sopwith_VR/




winkngrin

Sorry, couldn't help myself
Posted By: DBond

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 11/28/20 04:56 PM

Hell just received their first shipment of parkas and scarves, and not coincidentally, Combat Mission Shock Force 2 is on sale! Yeah, I couldn't either

Battlefront

https://www.battlefront.com/shock-force-2/

Steam

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1369370/Combat_Mission_Shock_Force_2/
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/10/20 04:26 PM

Epic store:

Pillars of Eternity
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/pillars-of-eternity/home

Tyranny
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/tyranny/home

Origin:

Battlefield 3 (voucher if you have Amazon Prime)
https://gaming.amazon.com/home
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/10/20 04:36 PM

I wonder what the Epic 'mystery game' is next week?
Posted By: mbeaver

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/10/20 11:36 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
I wonder what the Epic 'mystery game' is next week?



They're saying a free game every day for 15 days. Like last year. Probably be a lot of the same games.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/17/20 04:49 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
I wonder what the Epic 'mystery game' is next week?


Game 1/15: Cities Skylines

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/cities-skylines/home
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/18/20 01:39 AM

Wow a free game every day for 15 days.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/18/20 01:45 AM

Just saw on Twitter Ubisoft is giving free games daily form the 14th to the 18th.
Trials Rising is todays game. I have zero interest in a dirt bike game.
Yesterday was Watchdogs Legion, but missed out on that one.
15th was Starlink Battle For Atlas.
14th Assassin's Creed Valhalla Rewards pack, pointless unless you have the game I suppose.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/18/20 02:11 AM

Originally Posted by WangoTango
Just saw on Twitter Ubisoft is giving free games daily form the 14th to the 18th.
Trials Rising is todays game. I have zero interest in a dirt bike game.
Yesterday was Watchdogs Legion, but missed out on that one.
15th was Starlink Battle For Atlas.
14th Assassin's Creed Valhalla Rewards pack, pointless unless you have the game I suppose.


there is no way in hell they would give you legion....it was cosmetic dlc for the game.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/18/20 02:22 AM

Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
Originally Posted by WangoTango
Just saw on Twitter Ubisoft is giving free games daily form the 14th to the 18th.
Trials Rising is todays game. I have zero interest in a dirt bike game.
Yesterday was Watchdogs Legion, but missed out on that one.
15th was Starlink Battle For Atlas.
14th Assassin's Creed Valhalla Rewards pack, pointless unless you have the game I suppose.


there is no way in hell they would give you legion....it was cosmetic dlc for the game.

You are right, a Legion rewards pack was in small letters on their Twitter account. I don't follow that series, so I had no idea how old the game was.
So they are basically giving away nothing.
Not enough for me to install Ubisoft Connect anyway.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/18/20 02:53 AM

Originally Posted by WangoTango
Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
Originally Posted by WangoTango
Just saw on Twitter Ubisoft is giving free games daily form the 14th to the 18th.
Trials Rising is todays game. I have zero interest in a dirt bike game.
Yesterday was Watchdogs Legion, but missed out on that one.
15th was Starlink Battle For Atlas.
14th Assassin's Creed Valhalla Rewards pack, pointless unless you have the game I suppose.


there is no way in hell they would give you legion....it was cosmetic dlc for the game.

You are right, a Legion rewards pack was in small letters on their Twitter account. I don't follow that series, so I had no idea how old the game was.
So they are basically giving away nothing.
Not enough for me to install Ubisoft Connect anyway.


UC is trash anyway,clunky ui, lots of previous features removed like one of the most trivial conecting feature...chat !
it also is very slow to bring up your friends list, only loads 30 of them and dont list them by game they are playing like uplay used to do. it takes so long to respond i havent played rainbow six with my friends since they launched this crap.......it basically halt the game while it is unresponsive searching for friends.....who though this was okay to launch ?
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/18/20 03:25 AM

Ubi has the stupidest client in the business.

Forget password or email? Locked. Rest password? Okay...

Reset, then log in? No.

Blocked still.

Reset again...

Blocked still.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/18/20 04:23 AM

Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Ubi has the stupidest client in the business.

Forget password or email? Locked. Rest password? Okay...

Reset, then log in? No.

Blocked still.

Reset again...

Blocked still.


npe that goes for EA origin......their client is actually a browser and it doesnt even load without internet lol......i may be so bold and say i actually believe it is made in flash....
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/18/20 12:33 PM

If it wasn't for SW Battlefront II I wouldn't have Origin installed.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/18/20 05:03 PM

Originally Posted by Azshal


Game 2/15: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/oddworld-new-n-tasty/home
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/19/20 06:07 PM

Game 3/15: The Long Dark

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/the-long-dark/home
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/19/20 06:13 PM

The Long Dark is a half decent game.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/19/20 06:52 PM

Fantastic game.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/19/20 06:53 PM

you can get all itens from ubisoft connect rewards season today if you missed them earlier
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/20/20 01:33 AM

DCS Winter Sale 2020 and Free to Play

The Free to Play period will run for two weeks (22.12.20 10:00 PST - 05.01.20 10:00 PST), and it will allow you to access all DCS World modules for free with no time limitation within the two week period. Note that an internet connection is required for the Free to Play event and that Free to Play modules will not work in DCS World in OFFLINE mode.

We hope that you will enjoy some well earned free flight time, and who knows, maybe also to fall in love with your next aircraft or terrain.

Modules with a 50% discount:

AJS-37 Viggen

AV-8B Night Attack

C-101 Aviojet

M-2000C

I-16

Spitfire LF Mk.IX

BF 109 K-4 Kurfurst

Fw 190 D-9 Dora

Fw 190 A-8 Anton

Yak-52

Christen Eagle II

A-10A Warthog

F-5E Tiger II

F-15C Eagle

F-86F Sabre

L-39C & L-39ZA Albatros

MiG-15bis

MiG-21bis Fishbed

MiG-19 Farmer

MiG-29 Fulcrum A & MiG-29S Fulcrum C

P-51D Mustang

Su-25A Frogfoot

Su-27 Flanker B

Su-33 Flanker D

SA-342 Gazelle

UH-1H Huey

Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight

Ka-50 Black Shark

Persian Gulf

Nevada Test and Training Range

Modules with a 30% discount:

P-47D Thunderbolt

The Channel

F/A-18C Hornet

F-16C Viper

A-10C II Tank Killer

Supercarrier


Exceptions:

F-14A/B Tomcat will have a 25% discount

JF-17 Thunder will be only $59.99


Not in the Winter Sale 2020:

Syria

NS 430 Navigation System for SA-342 Gazelle

Mi-8MTV2 Crew Part 1 Campaign

F/A-18C Raven One Сampaign
Posted By: Trooper117

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/20/20 12:34 PM

I'm in... Channel map here I come!
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/20/20 11:54 PM

Epic 4/15

Defense Grid : The Awakening

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/defense-grid/home
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/21/20 04:32 PM

Epic 5/15

Alien Isolation

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/free-games
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/21/20 04:49 PM

I wish DCS would release a dynamic campaign so I could play frown


Alien Isolation is a great game, but, is the only game that's given me anxiety so bad I could only play in short bursts of an hour or two. I got pretty far, but the anxiety eventually got to me, and No Man's Sky proved to be far more relaxing.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/21/20 04:54 PM

Apparently the list was leaked:

https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/epic-games-store-free-holiday-games-leaked-pc/

That's anti-climactic.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/21/20 05:07 PM

It is rather. Alien Isolation is a plus point but I already own that.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/21/20 05:11 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
It is rather. Alien Isolation is a plus point but I already own that.

I'm not a sci fi guy, but I will try it.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/21/20 05:19 PM

Originally Posted by Azshal


why there is a few good ones in there like metro, problably the remaster, tropico 5 and jurassic world evolution.
i was afraid it would repeat the list from last year
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/21/20 05:25 PM

The hilarious irony here is that everyone I know who has a huge catalog of free games on EPIC have also barely played any of them due to lack of time. I guess they just want to have a ready-made collection of games to play when they retire.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/21/20 05:38 PM

I don't have time to get to my Steam and Epic backlog.

I can't even get through my PS3 backlog, not to mention my PS4 backlog.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/21/20 06:49 PM

Stranded Deep looks interesting.
December 28th.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/21/20 10:30 PM

The best two games on that list are The Long Dark and Alien Isolation.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/22/20 12:26 AM

Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
The best two games on that list are The Long Dark and Alien Isolation.

Yeah it's a pretty weak list beyond those 2.
Posted By: mbeaver

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/23/20 04:54 AM



Brigador: Up-Armored Deluxe free on GOG.

https://www.gog.com/game/brigador_d...7db6e65d0713f435da1a90d06da2c98465764f38
Posted By: Red2112

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/24/20 06:45 PM

Originally Posted by mbeaver


Great game! I already own it.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/24/20 10:05 PM

Brigador is awesome!
Posted By: SippyCup

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/24/20 10:15 PM

Thanks for the heads-up!
Posted By: Timothy

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/26/20 07:33 AM

Originally Posted by Red2112
Originally Posted by mbeaver


Great game! I already own it.


It was fun, just blow anything and everything up.
Posted By: Timothy

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/26/20 07:35 AM

Look forward to:

My Time in Portia.

Daddy Daughter gaming, I just got her into board games at 4 and Portia looks fun for a kid.

EDIT: Oops, it's Summer in Mara that is the kid's game.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/30/20 03:10 PM

Metro Last Light Redux free on GOG until Jan. 1st.
LINK
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/30/20 03:13 PM

Originally Posted by WangoTango
Metro Last Light Redux free on GOG until Jan. 1st.
LINK



If I didn't already own it I would pick it up immediately! I'm a huge fan of the Metro series and apparently a sequel to Exodus is already being worked on.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/30/20 03:30 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by WangoTango
Metro Last Light Redux free on GOG until Jan. 1st.
LINK



If I didn't already own it I would pick it up immediately! I'm a huge fan of the Metro series and apparently a sequel to Exodus is already being worked on.

I have it too, haven't played it yet though. I figure a lot of guys here will already have it.
I did play Exodus. I enjoyed it.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/30/20 03:45 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by WangoTango
Metro Last Light Redux free on GOG until Jan. 1st.
LINK



If I didn't already own it I would pick it up immediately! I'm a huge fan of the Metro series and apparently a sequel to Exodus is already being worked on.


Is the gold edition for Exodus worth the money?
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/30/20 03:49 PM

Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
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Is the gold edition for Exodus worth the money?



How much is it selling for now? I think I paid around $35 for it on Steam several months ago. Considering how many hours I put into the game I'd say I definitely got my money's worth out of it!
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/30/20 03:57 PM

I can get the entire package, including gold edition, for 12 bucks on Epic, or 6 bucks if I don't want the DLC.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/30/20 05:23 PM

Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
I can get the entire package, including gold edition, for 12 bucks on Epic, or 6 bucks if I don't want the DLC.



Yeah for 12 bucks it's a no-brainer in my opinion.
Posted By: Coot

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/30/20 09:35 PM

I recently finished the Redux version of Metro 2033. It ran much better than the original Metro 2033. Years ago I got the 2033 Redux which ran great and was able to finally play and finish it. I think GOG connect gave me a free copy of 2033 Redux via Steam so its nice to get a free copy of Last Light Redux now too. I haven't played it yet but I hope to play Exodus at some point. The Metro games are pretty darn amazing FPS with great visuals and atmosphere but sometimes some bugs.

I wish I had not missed that Brigadier offer. That looks pretty cool.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/30/20 10:26 PM

If I could gift mine I would, Coot. I have a copy already on Steam, so I don't need the extra GOG copy.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 12/31/20 01:57 AM

Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
If I could gift mine I would, Coot. I have a copy already on Steam, so I don't need the extra GOG copy.


it is on gog.......it has no drm......just saying...
Posted By: Coot

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/03/21 06:39 AM

I corrected my post because it was horribly written. I finished Metro 2033 Redux some time ago which ran great compared to the original which I could never get through as it ran poorly. I'm currently playing the original Metro Last Light which runs apparently a better optimized engine than the original Metro 2033. I have heard that LL Redux is even better optimized but I don't want to start over. The original Last Light really does run great. There are just some moments when looking into a corner where you seem to get these weird frame rate "traps" that just go back when looking into that corner and its usually the wall the represents the level transition.

Mr_Blastman, thank you. That is very kind of you and I appreciate the gesture very much. I'm sure one day I'll be able to pick up Exodus and at a decent price too.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/04/21 10:16 PM

https://gaming.amazon.com/home

Void #%&*$# is free on Prime gaming.

Look it up on Youtube. It looks like a FPS/roguelike that has popped out of a comic book.

Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/05/21 12:28 AM

if it is on prime, then its not free
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/05/21 02:47 PM

I was today years old, when I heard about Prime Gaming.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/07/21 11:05 PM

Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
if it is on prime, then its not free


I don't think we need to get super literal here about that kind of thing. Folks may have Prime and not realize they offer games as a part of the package. I have Prime strictly for the shipping, so everything on top of that (music, video, gaming) is gravy and I count it as free.

Crying Suns - Epic Game Store

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/crying-suns/home
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/07/21 11:28 PM

If you have Prime it's free.
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/08/21 12:12 AM

Yep, if we get too literal with the notion of PC games being free or not none are given that you have to pay for a PC and electricity to play them.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/08/21 12:34 AM

Originally Posted by WangoTango
If you have Prime it's free.


same way as toilets are free if you order first........entry fee means not free.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/08/21 12:44 AM

Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
Originally Posted by WangoTango
If you have Prime it's free.


same way as toilets are free if you order first........entry fee means not free.

Agreed.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/14/21 05:13 PM

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Celebration Edition is now free on Epic (you need to install Origin to play it).
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/14/21 05:34 PM

Is Battlefront 2 even worth bothering with?
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/14/21 05:38 PM

Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Is Battlefront 2 even worth bothering with?



I'll put it this way: If you are a fan of the Star Wars universe and you enjoy the Battlefield-style gameplay then I recommend it. It's a very well polished game with great graphics and it can be a lot of fun in Coop mode.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/14/21 06:20 PM

What about the aimbots, hacks, and twitchkiddies?

The last time I tried Battlefront 1, I swore it was full of aimbotters.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/14/21 06:29 PM

Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
What about the aimbots, hacks, and twitchkiddies?

The last time I tried Battlefront 1, I swore it was full of aimbotters.



Oh, I don't play adversarial. I only play Cooperative (human team vs. AI).
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/14/21 08:10 PM

Hmm. Maybe I'll update Elite Dangerous and go fly around in that for a while instead. I haven't updated in two or three years, though...
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/21/21 05:05 PM

Tank Warfare: Tunisia 1943 Complete Edition %85 off at Gamersgate (activates on Steam) $12 Canadian, $9.87 USD

Tank Warfare: Tunisia 1943 base game
Longstop Hill DLC
Operation Pugilist DLC
El Guettar DLC
Chewy Gooey Pass DLC

LINK
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/21/21 05:13 PM

Galactic Civilizations III free this week on Epic.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/21/21 05:16 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
Galactic Civilizations III free this week on Epic.



I really tried to like this but I always got bored after about 20 minutes of gameplay.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/21/21 05:45 PM

I watched a 'how to' for the game last night Panzer. I knew it wasn't for me when the guy spent 15 minutes setting the game up. I know some like this sort of thing but I just find it boring as you do.
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/22/21 12:01 AM

LOVE Gal Civ 3.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 01/28/21 04:56 PM

Free on Epic Store: Dandara

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/dandara/home

Posted By: mbeaver

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 02/18/21 10:23 PM


Rage 2 free at Epic until 2/25:

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/rage-2/home
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 02/19/21 12:06 PM

Originally Posted by mbeaver


Even free it doesn't interest me but thanks for the heads up anyway. smile
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 02/19/21 06:50 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by mbeaver


Even free it doesn't interest me but thanks for the heads up anyway. smile

I thought about it, but I don't like games with in game currencies.
Posted By: Forward Observer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 02/19/21 07:27 PM

GOG has Rebel Galaxy Outlaw listed at 50% off or $14.99. I've had it for over a year now and still come back to it to play through the campaign. That's about a 30 hours or more play through. I also keep one game saved at a station where I can fire up a game of 8 ball when I'm bored. The 8-ball pool game is fairly sophisticated just to be a mini-game.

Cheers

link:

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw at GOG

P.S. Removed incorrect Steam reference
Posted By: Lieste

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 02/19/21 07:41 PM

Uh. GOG would be selling it with GOG, why would you assume it was through their competitor STEAM?
Posted By: Forward Observer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 02/19/21 07:51 PM

I guess because I thought it was an Epic or Steam exclusive, but didn't bother to check. Sorry! I just assumed they were selling a Steam key. I haven't bought anything from them
in years.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/04/21 04:49 PM

On Epic this week for free: Wargame: Red Dragon.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/04/21 05:10 PM

So how many of you have a huge backlog of free games which haven't been played yet? biggrin
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/04/21 06:21 PM

*raises hand*
Posted By: Trooper117

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/04/21 06:26 PM

Er, me... lots!
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/04/21 07:31 PM

Guilty as charged.
Posted By: DM

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/04/21 07:32 PM

It's my hopeless dream that one day I'll be retired and I'll suddenly have all these games to play.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/04/21 08:11 PM

My name is Bill, I am a free game hoarder.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/05/21 03:26 AM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
So how many of you have a huge backlog of free games which haven't been played yet? biggrin


i though i had like 20 to 30 epic games because i didnt pick all the free games, specially if i already owned them....turns out its close to a hundred. plus 60 on uplay and 390 on steam......yeah.....im never going to finish them
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/10/21 01:16 AM

Free on Steam: Ancestors Legacy Free Peasant Edition.

Quote
Ancestors Legacy Free Peasant Edition represents a part of the full product. Get a taste of medieval battles in this free version of the acclaimed historical RTS! 4 SP missions and 17 MP maps are now available to everyone. Challenge friends, AI, or take part in our League that will start in March
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/10/21 06:36 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
Free on Steam: Ancestors Legacy Free Peasant Edition.

Quote
Ancestors Legacy Free Peasant Edition represents a part of the full product. Get a taste of medieval battles in this free version of the acclaimed historical RTS! 4 SP missions and 17 MP maps are now available to everyone. Challenge friends, AI, or take part in our League that will start in March




so in order to combat small players, they made it free...but you cant use the full version vs the free....separating the player base.....kay
Posted By: DBond

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/29/21 01:54 PM

Civ 6 is on sale on Steam. Picked up the Platinum edition, which has the expansions and DLC for $40. Pretty good deal for all you get

https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/12218/Sid_Meiers_Civilization_VI__Platinum_Edition/

I loved Civ 5. More so than the earlier titles for a number of reasons, but mainly the one unit per tile end of the doomstack. I installed Civ 6 then lost six hours in a blink.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/29/21 01:57 PM

Originally Posted by DBond
Civ 6 is on sale on Steam. Picked up the Platinum edition, which has the expansions and DLC for $40. Pretty good deal for all you get

https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/12218/Sid_Meiers_Civilization_VI__Platinum_Edition/

I loved Civ 5. More so than the earlier titles for a number of reasons, but mainly the one unit per tile end of the doomstack. I installed Civ 6 then lost six hours in a blink.



How is combat handled in the CIV games? Is there a 3D battle mode or do the armies just fight it out on the strategic map?
Posted By: DBond

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/29/21 02:04 PM

Fight on the map. It's very basic. Your unit in one hex 'attacks' an enemy unit in an adjacent hex, the combat is resolved based on attack and defense values, terrain modfiers and the like. Some units like archers, submarines and attack helicopters are ranged and can shoot more than one hex. Since they did away with doomstacks it's a little more tactical, but very basic.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/29/21 02:16 PM

Originally Posted by DBond
Fight on the map. It's very basic. Your unit in one hex 'attacks' an enemy unit in an adjacent hex, the combat is resolved based on attack and defense values, terrain modfiers and the like. Some units like archers, submarines and attack helicopters are ranged and can shoot more than one hex. Since they did away with doomstacks it's a little more tactical, but very basic.



I'm knee-deep in the Total War and Paradox strategy games right now but I might give CIV 6 a shot in the future just to see how different it is. I've never played any of the CIV titles.
Posted By: DBond

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/29/21 02:29 PM

You should grab it on this sale and then play it when you get around to it. Steam says the Platinum Edition is 76%-off, so that's quite the deal.

It's a great experience, and you will lose track of time. There are 40 factions to choose from, and many options that give a crazy amount of replayability. There are several ways to win (culture, domination, science, etc) that let you play wide or tall and still succeed. If strategy games that make you agonize over opportunity cost are appealing then Civ is a good choice. Personally I love games like this that keep my brain so engaged, constantly planning, making decision after decision. It's really quite engrossing.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/29/21 02:33 PM

Originally Posted by DBond
You should grab it on this sale and then play it when you get around to it. Steam says the Platinum Edition is 76%-off, so that's quite the deal.

It's a great experience, and you will lose track of time. There are 40 factions to choose from, and many options that give a crazy amount of replayability. There are several ways to win (culture, domination, science, etc) that let you play wide or tall and still succeed. If strategy games that make you agonize over opportunity cost are appealing then Civ is a good choice. Personally I love games like this that keep my brain so engaged, constantly planning, making decision after decision. It's really quite engrossing.



Thanks for the recommendation. I'll check out the Steam page for CIV 6.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/29/21 02:38 PM

I assume you missed the CIV VI Epic giveaway Panzer? Obviously not the Platinum edition,just the vanilla version.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/29/21 02:44 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
I assume you missed the CIV VI Epic giveaway Panzer? Obviously not the Platinum edition,just the vanilla version.




Seems like I did. Oh well, it's ok since I really don't like Epic that much and I'd rather have all my games in Steam.
Posted By: DBond

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/29/21 02:51 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I'd rather have all my games in Steam.



Me too. I bought three exclusive games on Epic -- Borderlands 3, RDR 2 and Exodus -- and have since bought them all on Steam too lol. Nothing against Epic per se, but I prefer Steam and got tired of returning to Epic after a while and having to update launchers, games, libraries and Epic itself. Not a big deal really, but I try to keep everything under the Steam umbrella unless I just can't wait the year it will take to hit Steam. Hitman 3 is a case in point, but this one I am going to wait.

Civ games are bad for players that have to get up early and go to work lol.
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/29/21 06:33 PM

I prefer Steam because of their backup utility.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/29/21 07:28 PM

Originally Posted by WangoTango
I prefer Steam because of their backup utility.


Yup, although you can do a similar thing in Epic, it's just not a 'feature'.
Posted By: Forward Observer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/29/21 08:25 PM

I got Civ VI when it was free on Epic, but haven't bothered to install it yet along with quite a few other free games I accepted. I have Civ 5 on Steam and just couldn't get into it so it's currently not installed. I think the total war games have ruined me for trying to play the Civ games.

Anyway, I got all of these free:

Civ 6
Troy Total war saga
Assassins Creed Syndicate
Kingdom Come Deliverance
Metro 2033 Redux
Metro Last Light Redux
Starwars Battlefront II
Mudrunner

Of those, I have only installed and played the Metro 2033 redux. I wasn't that impressed with it over the original which I still have installed through Steam.
I will probably install Last Light redux just to give it a shot also. Still, I have no real issues with Epic and there's nothing wrong with free stuff. With the barrels of money that Steam is raking in, they could offer a few more games free occasionally. At last check, Gabe Newell--head of Valve and Steam was worth 4.1 billion. I think he could even afford it personally.

Cheers

Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/30/21 10:42 AM

Originally Posted by Forward Observer

Troy Total war saga




I'm surprised you haven't tried Troy yet. If you have any interest in Greek mythology and the Late Bronze Age era of the eastern Mediterranean region you will most certainly enjoy this game.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/30/21 06:22 PM

XIII free on GoG:

https://www.gog.com/game/xiii
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/30/21 11:18 PM

Originally Posted by Azshal

Too bad it's not the updated version. I remember it being a fun game back in the day on PS2.
Yes I am game hoarding it anyway. biggrin
Posted By: DBond

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/31/21 12:16 PM

Originally Posted by Forward Observer
I got Civ VI when it was free on Epic, but haven't bothered to install it yet along with quite a few other free games I accepted. I have Civ 5 on Steam and just couldn't get into it so it's currently not installed. I think the total war games have ruined me for trying to play the Civ games.


If you didn't like Civ5, you won't like Civ6 I don't think. Very similar, and while there have been many changes and additions, it's still the same game at its core.

Quote

Civ 6
Kingdom Come Deliverance
Metro 2033 Redux
Metro Last Light Redux


I have all of these and like them. KCD is great, my favorite melee combat. Worth a go for sure. And I liked Last Light the best of all three Metro games. All of them are good in my view, but Last Light is my favorite. Those are some good games for free, no doubt.

Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/31/21 12:21 PM

I'm an absolute huge fan of the Metro series. It's a nice experience to actually a play a first person shooter with a different vibe to it and not the usual mainstream stuff.
Posted By: Forward Observer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 03/31/21 07:44 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Forward Observer

Troy Total war saga




I'm surprised you haven't tried Troy yet. If you have any interest in Greek mythology and the Late Bronze Age era of the eastern Mediterranean region you will most certainly enjoy this game.



It really doesn't interest me but being a TW geek, I took advantage of the freebie anyway. My gaming has been curtailed for over a month now since I've had two PC issues complicated by USPS priority mail losing the components I ordered for almost 5 weeks. I'm up and running now having replaced both my PSU and then just subbing in an old GPU for the GTX 980 Ti that had a PCI-e connector go bad making me think it was the Power supply in the first place. My current rig was from Cyberpower but it's 7 years old now. However, it's handled everything I've thrown at it with only the one GPU upgrade made back in 2016

I got so disgusted with my issues that I pulled the trigger on a new custom PC build from Cyberpower this past Monday. That $1400 stimulus recovery deposit that I thought I didn't really need partially helped to fund my new rig after all.

Cheers
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/01/21 10:33 AM

Originally Posted by Forward Observer



It really doesn't interest me but being a TW geek, I took advantage of the freebie anyway.



I know a lot of people who didn't buy Three Kingdoms simply because they were not interested at all in the historical setting of Ancient China. That's fair enough since the historical settings is really a vital component of any TW historical title.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/01/21 03:57 PM

Tales of the Neonsea is free on the Epic Games store:

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/tales-of-the-neon-sea
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/04/21 12:09 AM

QUICK ! ACT NOW BEFORE THEY FIGURE THE LOOP HOLE !

if you own hitman on epic (last year giveaway) there is a promotion that will give you hitman gold edition for free for all owners of hitman 3, BUT hitman 3 has a free version of the game with only the starter mission, if you add that one you can still claim hitman gold edition...it will show up full price, but when you add to the chart the full discount applies.
i take back what i said before, epic is a GREAT store, \LMAO
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/06/21 09:46 PM

Tank Crew for the IL-2 Great Battles series is 50% off right now. It says non Steam version.
LINK
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/07/21 08:03 PM

ubisoft has some sweet deals on their titles.....i may actualyl get legion now.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/08/21 07:43 PM

"3 out of 10: Season Two" is free on the Epic Games store:

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/3-out-of-10-season-2
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/08/21 08:30 PM

Enlisted by Gaijin has entered open beta testing. Free. LINK
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/15/21 04:55 PM

Next week Epic is giving away Alien Isolation. Not sure if any DLC is to be included but unless you already own it or hate Epic it's a must have.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/15/21 04:58 PM

Originally Posted by Chucky
Next week Epic is giving away Alien Isolation. Not sure if any DLC is to be included but unless you already own it or hate Epic it's a must have.



Yup, absolutely. I still can't believe that game was released in 2014. It's scary how quickly time is passing by me.
Posted By: mbeaver

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/16/21 03:40 AM


I just recently played it through for the first time. As soon as I finished I played it through a second time.
Posted By: Coot

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/16/21 06:39 AM

Alien Isolation is an excellent game and very well done. I recommend the anit-aliasing mod that someone made for it. Its amazing how well it works while having no performance impact.
Posted By: Blade_RJ

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/16/21 02:57 PM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Chucky
Next week Epic is giving away Alien Isolation. Not sure if any DLC is to be included but unless you already own it or hate Epic it's a must have.



Yup, absolutely. I still can't believe that game was released in 2014. It's scary how quickly time is passing by me.


as a patience gamer, most of the games i play are going from 2012 to 2014 lol, wait this game came out when ? whoa....you are old buddy
Posted By: mbeaver

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/20/21 06:57 AM


If you have a Playstation account you can get Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition for free until May 14. Playable on PS4 and PS5.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/20/21 03:01 PM

And a bunch of other free games too:

https://www.destructoid.com/stories...games-for-play-at-home-2021-623075.phtml
Posted By: Mark Aisthorpe

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/22/21 10:19 AM

Portal Reloaded now available on Steam.
More test chambers and a new 3 portal gun, the two familiar ones and a third for time travel.
You have to already own Portal 2 but the addon is free.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1255980/Portal_Reloaded/
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/22/21 11:08 AM

Originally Posted by Mark Aisthorpe
Portal Reloaded now available on Steam.
More test chambers and a new 3 portal gun, the two familiar ones and a third for time travel.
You have to already own Portal 2 but the addon is free.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1255980/Portal_Reloaded/


If this supports MP coop then I will definitely get it.
Posted By: Mark Aisthorpe

Re: Gaming Sales / Free Games - 04/22/21 11:16 AM

Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Mark Aisthorpe
Portal Reloaded now available on Steam.
More test chambers and a new 3 portal gun, the two familiar ones and a third for time travel.
You have to already own Portal 2 but the addon is free.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1255980/Portal_Reloaded/


If this supports MP coop then I will definitely get it.


No, just single player.
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