Games on SALE!

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A threshold alert, like a stock market buy/sell order.

—Patrick
That'd actually be a really cool bit of functionality for companies as well, if it was a buy commitment (i.e. if payment bounces or you refund, you're [temporarily?] barred from this functionality).

Like, the game dev logs into their developer dashboard, and steam tells them there's $40,000 in revenue waiting if they do a 1-second 50% sale.
 

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https://isthereanydeal.com/

You can set up notifications for minimum percentage off, maxium price, must activate on Steam, or must be DRM-free.

Better than Steam, it can tell you about deals from many different sites (and you can filter out stores), plus there's a price history for games.
 

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I don't like installing other game launchers, as you all know, but I also know some of you don't give a shit. If you're one of those people who doesn't care if you have 5 different marketplace/game launchers, then here,

Subnautica is free on the Epic Store from 12/14 thru 12/27. If you haven't played Subnautica, you really need to - it's close to the best game of 2017.
 
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I don't like installing other game launchers, as you all know, but I also know some of you don't give a shit. If you're one of those people who doesn't care if you have 5 different marketplace/game launchers, then here,

Subnautica is free on the Epic Store from 12/14 thru 12/27. If you haven't played Subnautica, you really need to - it's close to the best game of 2017.
I honestly think Penny Arcade hit the nail on the head with a recent comic: Epic Games has 17 million Fortnite players by the balls. If they switch the game launcher to a store front, it would REALLY fuck with Steam. Now might be a time to get onboard, if you think that could be an actual outcome.
 

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And considering the bad press Steam has been getting with their customer service and plethora of shit games, maybe a bit of competition is a good thing.
 

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For the uninitiated, what is that store? Is it a deals warehouse, or another competing store? Doesn't seem like competition, as it mentions steam keys.

Basically, I'm interested in that game at that price, but do NOT want to install something else.
Formerly known as Bundle Stars, Fanatical is a legitimate key seller. I've ordered from them several times before myself. In this case you'll get a Steam key (it's possible that's true in all cases, I don't know if they sell Origin / Uplay keys*). The only disadvantage to from buying from Fanatical, compared to buying from Steam, is that you won't be able to refund the game if you don't like it.

*EDIT: Ah, it's not true in all cases. They sell Rockstar games keys that only redeem from that store/launcher.
 
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Full Throttle is free on GoG for 24 hours.

They're also doing the GoG Connect thing again for some games (where you can get a copy of certain games in your Steam library added to your GoG account).
 
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And Humble Bundle is giving away The Lego Hobbit game.

Which apparently pissed off a lot of people because it was left unfinished without The Battle of the Five armies and such.
 

figmentPez

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And Humble Bundle is giving away The Lego Hobbit game.

Which apparently pissed off a lot of people because it was left unfinished without The Battle of the Five armies and such.
It being "unfinished" was a disappointment, but it's still a damn good game. It would be cool if this free giveaway were a prelude to them finishing the DLC and completing the story.
 
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It being "unfinished" was a disappointment, but it's still a damn good game. It would be cool if this free giveaway were a prelude to them finishing the DLC and completing the story.
That'd be great, but the odds of that actually being a thing are slim to none.
 

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The Epic Store is giving away Subnautica from December 14 to 27. Subnautica's an excellent game, incredibly atmospheric and immersive (ha!), but not without its share of technical problems, such as glitches and potential performance issues. It's up to you to decide whether this price is worth it.
Ahem. :p

I don't like installing other game launchers, as you all know, but I also know some of you don't give a shit. If you're one of those people who doesn't care if you have 5 different marketplace/game launchers, then here,

Subnautica is free on the Epic Store from 12/14 thru 12/27. If you haven't played Subnautica, you really need to - it's close to the best game of 2017.
Anyway, it was my experience that the technical problems/glitches/performance issues went away when the game was finally released out of early access and became "finished." I didn't have a single problem with the 1.0 version of the game, and I had a LOT of problems with the EA version, so apparently they really got their shit together.
 
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Ahem. :p



Anyway, it was my experience that the technical problems/glitches/performance issues went away when the game was finally released out of early access and became "finished." I didn't have a single problem with the 1.0 version of the game, and I had a LOT of problems with the EA version, so apparently they really got their shit together.
All I ever get is a coming soon page. No way to claim it.
 
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Ahem. :p



Anyway, it was my experience that the technical problems/glitches/performance issues went away when the game was finally released out of early access and became "finished." I didn't have a single problem with the 1.0 version of the game, and I had a LOT of problems with the EA version, so apparently they really got their shit together.
Reading was never my strong suit.
 
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