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#1 Edited by BonOrbitz (2252 posts) -

Getting the jump on the inevitable Steam Summer Sale, GOG.com launched their own #NoDRM Summer Sale.

Below are some of the highlights they're promoting, though the list of all the games on sale is huge. Not in the screenshot- Torchlight is free for the next 48 hours.

I picked up System Shock 2 for $5, which I hear is preferable to the Steam version because it allows modding with minimal hiccups and I want to install an HD mod that's floating around the net. I'm considering picking up Planescape Torment because of all the hype behind that game, though the Definitive D&D pack is enticing.

Does anyone know when the Steam sale is going down?

#2 Posted by Seedofpower (3949 posts) -

Awesome sauce, but I got no money right now. :(

#3 Edited by FateOfNever (1855 posts) -

Oooo. I may have to check this out. I'd probably only pick things up that aren't also on Steam though, just because I know that the Steam Summer Sale should be right around the corner too.

#4 Edited by Veektarius (5025 posts) -

Those timed deals are pretty good. I'm not even sure I want to play Alan Wake, but $5 is tempting.

#5 Posted by BeachThunder (12437 posts) -

Steam won't be for a while, there's still weekly deals going on until next week.

BTW, as per usual, don't buy anything yet, unless it's on a daily deal...

#6 Posted by TwoLines (2841 posts) -

Bought Thief 2 Metal Age.

#7 Posted by BonOrbitz (2252 posts) -

@twolines said:

Bought Thief 2 Metal Age.

If I wanted to try a Thief game would that be a good place to start? I was interested in Thief 4, but haven't been hearing good things about the E3 demo and what I saw on Spike TV's coverage didn't look all that appealing.

#8 Posted by Immortal_Guy (127 posts) -

I have no idea why torchlight is free, but I'm taking them up on that offer. Do GoG really want me to create an account with them that badly?

#9 Posted by oraknabo (1514 posts) -

Goddamn I wish I had some money this week. All the items on my wishlist are on sale except one and most are $2.99.

#10 Posted by hollitz (1624 posts) -

Can I activate that stuff on steam?

kidding

#11 Posted by Mento (2810 posts) -

Steam's is usually mid to late July. Then again, I think last year the Steam sale started almost the same day as the GOG sale ended, so maybe GOG knows something about Steam's schedule.

The D&D pack is definitely worth it. All the D&D Infinity Engine games and everything Neverwinter with ToEE thrown in for color. I don't care much for Dragonshard or Demon Stone, but they're not terrible either.

I believe standard Steam sale rules apply here: Don't buy anything that's half-off right now in case they appear greatly reduced in one of the daily sales to come. But I suppose when there's a difference of a couple of bucks between 50% off and 75% off, it's not a huge concern.

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#12 Posted by oraknabo (1514 posts) -

@bonorbitz: 2 is clearly the best in the series, but for the price it might be worth it to get all three (or at least 1 & 2) and start from the beginning.

#13 Edited by TwoLines (2841 posts) -

@bonorbitz said:

@twolines said:

Bought Thief 2 Metal Age.

If I wanted to try a Thief game would that be a good place to start? I was interested in Thief 4, but haven't been hearing good things about the E3 demo and what I saw on Spike TV's coverage didn't look all that appealing.

I've never played Thief in my life, and after two missions- I can safely tell you that A- it's a lot of fun, and B- it's quite easy to play.

You just need to install an auto-mod program called tafferpatcher (it installs all the cool mods without any problems).

I recomend it. It's also 5 bucks- so it's not a big investment.

#14 Edited by EXTomar (4951 posts) -

The D&D pack is definitely worth it but I don't know anyone who has the time to play all of that! :)

#15 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

The summer of everyone giving away Alan Wake for pennies!

#16 Posted by OldGuy (1575 posts) -

That is not the Definitive D&D pack... It doesn't have any of the Gold Box games!

...(though it is still a really good deal)...

#17 Edited by Rayeth (1071 posts) -

Also want to point out that you can get a copy of Torchlight 1 for $0.00. That is FREE for the next day or so. The price of free can't be too high can it?

#18 Edited by rebgav (1429 posts) -

@devilzrule27 said:

The summer of everyone giving away Alan Wake for pennies!

I am holding out. At this rate, someone must be planning to start paying people to take copies of Alan Wake - and that is when I will strike!

#19 Edited by BonOrbitz (2252 posts) -

@twolines said:

@bonorbitz said:

@twolines said:

Bought Thief 2 Metal Age.

If I wanted to try a Thief game would that be a good place to start? I was interested in Thief 4, but haven't been hearing good things about the E3 demo and what I saw on Spike TV's coverage didn't look all that appealing.

I've never played Thief in my life, and after two missions- I can safely tell you that A- it's a lot of fun, and B- it's quite easy to play.

You just need to install an auto-mod program called tafferpatcher (it installs all the cool mods without any problems).

I recomend it. It's also 5 bucks- so it's not a big investment.

Thanks for the recommendation and the heads-up on tafferpatcher. I've never played Thief either, so I want to know what all the hub-bub is all about.

The summer of everyone giving away Alan Wake for pennies!

Seems that way, doesn't it? Well, I hope this is a success for Remedy in building a sizable PC install base for whenever Alan Wake 2 comes out.

#20 Posted by jiggajoe14 (838 posts) -

Oh man Torchlight free? Thanks for the heads up!

#21 Posted by Coafi (1494 posts) -

@hollitz said:

Can I activate that stuff on steam?

kidding

Can you?

#22 Edited by ArbitraryWater (12130 posts) -

That D&D pack is absurdly good, and If I didn't own literally every game in that pack from previous GOG sales I would jump on it. I already own Torchlight and think that it's kind of boring, but free stuff is free stuff. My other recommendations include anything with the words "Might and Magic" on it (though I could see that being a pack, so maybe hold off), any of the Thief games, Master of Magic, Master of Orion, System Shock 2 (I guess), and... I dunno. Arcanum?

Sadly, doesn't look like either of the Wizardry games are on sale, but I guess they're recent enough releases that they don't get the 50% off treatment yet.

#23 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2483 posts) -

@twolines said:

Bought Thief 2 Metal Age.

If I wanted to try a Thief game would that be a good place to start?

Absolutely. The original Thief had stupid monsters in later levels that felt out of place and killed all the fun (for me, anyway). In Thief II, you are pitted exclusively against human(oid)s which makes it much more fun. There is one area that is revisited from the first game, so you miss a few "yeah, I know this place" moments, but that's about all.

Thief III, on the other hand, was a bummer from top to bottom. I even think the hailed cradle mission is annyoing. Strobe lights and outknock-immune dudes with masks, how very creepy.

So, yeah, Thief II is the best one both for newcomers and overall, I think.

#24 Posted by kishinfoulux (2527 posts) -

I'd be impressed if GOG had a selection of relevant games. Great if you like the old stuff, but not gonna find much new there.

#25 Edited by BonOrbitz (2252 posts) -

@kishinfoulux said:

I'd be impressed if GOG had a selection of relevant games. Great if you like the old stuff, but not gonna find much new there.

That's not true because GOG has a pretty large selection of great, new and relevant indie titles like Hotline Miami, FTL, Don't Starve, Legend of Grimock, etc. etc. that usually get released day one. That is, if great, new and relevant indie titles are what you're interested in.

#26 Posted by ThePickle (4169 posts) -

WITCHER

#27 Edited by Subjugation (4741 posts) -

I'd be impressed if GOG had a selection of relevant games. Great if you like the old stuff, but not gonna find much new there.

To be fair, it is in their name (Good Old Games).

#28 Posted by Subjugation (4741 posts) -

For some reason I can't edit my previous post even though it says I did. Anyway ...

@mento said:

Steam's is usually mid to late July. Then again, I think last year the Steam sale started almost the same day as the GOG sale ended, so maybe GOG knows something about Steam's schedule.

The D&D pack is definitely worth it. All the D&D Infinity Engine games and everything Neverwinter with ToEE thrown in for color. I don't care much for Dragonshard or Demon Stone, but they're not terrible either.

I believe standard Steam sale rules apply here: Don't buy anything that's half-off right now in case they appear greatly reduced in one of the daily sales to come. But I suppose when there's a difference of a couple of bucks between 50% off and 75% off, it's not a huge concern.

According to this history of Steam sales, you should probably expect the summer sale around the end of June or the first two weeks of July

  • 2009 - Dec 23 - Jan 3 - Holiday Sale
  • 2010 - Jun 24 - Jul 4 - Perils Of Summer Sale
  • 2010 - Oct 28 - Nov 1 - Halloween Sale
  • 2010 - Nov 24 - Nov 30 - Give & Get Sale
  • 2010 - Dec 20 - Jan 2 - Holiday Sale
  • 2011 - Jun 30 - Jul 11 - Summer Camp Sale
  • 2011 - Oct 27 - Oct 31 - Halloween Sale
  • 2011 - Nov 23 - Nov 27 - Autumn Sale
  • 2011 - Dec 19 - Jan 1 - Holiday Sale
  • 2012 - Jul 12 - Jul 22 - Summer Sale
  • 2012 - Oct 29 - Nov 1 - Halloween Sale
  • 2012 - Nov 21 - Nov 26 - Autumn Sale
  • 2012 - Dec 20 - Jan 7 - Holiday Sale

#29 Edited by FishinaBarrel (10 posts) -

Free Torchlight! Thanks for the heads up.

#30 Posted by GreggD (4515 posts) -

@coafi said:

@hollitz said:

Can I activate that stuff on steam?

kidding

Can you?

No.

#31 Edited by Tennmuerti (8174 posts) -

Decided to get all of the Heroes of Might and Magic bundles just for the sake of having a digital versions on hand. Heck I might even try to convince my dad to a HoMM2/3 hot seat game over the next new years holidays.

The D&D collection would have been great if I already didn't have most of the stuff in it.

#32 Posted by schreiberty (208 posts) -

Yeah, but how many Tf2 hats can i buy?

#33 Edited by Fredchuckdave (6162 posts) -

Bought the original Syndicate for 3 bones, huzzah.

#34 Posted by buckybit (1455 posts) -

I envy you, Duders.

It must be nice to see such sales and find games you - unlike me - don't already own.

Play System Shock 2! Play Planescape Tourment!

Even in 2013 those "first time experiences" are going to blow your minds!

Happy hunting :)

#35 Edited by BeachThunder (12437 posts) -

@kishinfoulux said:

I'd be impressed if GOG had a selection of relevant games. Great if you like the old stuff, but not gonna find much new there.

To be fair, it is in their name (Good Old Games).

Not anymore, they moved away from using the term "good old games" once they started offering new games. Now they only call themselves "GOG.com".

Anyway, that Steam sale list is great.

#36 Posted by Hunter5024 (5976 posts) -

I am always out of a job when sales happen.

#37 Posted by BonOrbitz (2252 posts) -

Day 2! I'm getting Strike Suit Zero and maybe Unepic. I definitely want Don't Starve, but I'm going to wait to see if I can get it cheaper at the Steam Summer Sale.

#38 Posted by kishinfoulux (2527 posts) -

@kishinfoulux said:

I'd be impressed if GOG had a selection of relevant games. Great if you like the old stuff, but not gonna find much new there.

That's not true because GOG has a pretty large selection of great, new and relevant indie titles like Hotline Miami, FTL, Don't Starve, Legend of Grimock, etc. etc. that usually get released day one. That is, if great, new and relevant indie titles are what you're interested in.

But not bigger, for lack of a better term, AAA games.

#39 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12130 posts) -

Yo guys. Every single Might and Magic RPG for $8.45. As one of the few proponents of Might and Magic RPGs on these forums, I think that's a pretty great deal for some excellent RPGs.

#40 Edited by oraknabo (1514 posts) -

I was going to grab Signal Ops yesterday, but totally forgot. Oh well...

It's too bad that bundle doesn't include the Heroes of Might & Magic games. I'm way more into those than the RPGs. Most are about $5 right now, but HOMMV is closer to $10. Not a bad price, but I'd rather get all of them in a bundle for much less than their total cost right now.

#41 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12130 posts) -

@oraknabo: I wouldn't be surprised if there was a Heroes bundle at some point down the line either.

#42 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6401 posts) -

I agree with Arbitrary. It'd be weird if they didn't offer a bundle of at least Heroes I-V.

Man, I wish I wasn't broke. They have really added some great games in the last six months or so.

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#43 Posted by Mento (2810 posts) -

I love M&M and all (especially the one where all the heroes are filled with peanuts) but I'm more curious about that Daedalic bundle. The QLs that have arisen from those games were usually gold (though not always because the games themselves were sterling, I guess it's worth keeping in mind).

Eh, I have no money and the Longest Journey games (and Primordia) are sitting in my Steam library. If I need a new point-and-click to play I'm already set. Something in this GOG sale is going to make me fold, though. I just know it.

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#44 Edited by jakob187 (21763 posts) -

I'm so pissed that they did the D&D sale before my payday. SO pissed. UGH!

I'm holding out hope that Fez and Reus will go on sale, but I don't think it will happen.

#45 Edited by Azteck (7449 posts) -

I should buy Neverwinter Nights 2..

#46 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12130 posts) -
@jakob187 said:

I'm so pissed that they did the D&D sale before my payday. SO pissed. UGH!

I'm holding out hope that Fez and Reus will go on sale, but I don't think it will happen.

I seem to recall they did a "Best of" on the last day of the sale last holiday, so your chances of D&D reappearing isn't out of the question.

#47 Edited by batpo (2 posts) -

I've always wanted to play System Shock 2. Sounds like it's time.

#48 Posted by BeachThunder (12437 posts) -

!

#49 Posted by BonOrbitz (2252 posts) -

@arbitrarywater said:

@oraknabo: I wouldn't be surprised if there was a Heroes bundle at some point down the line either.

There is now. For $17.44 you get HoMM I-V and Heroes Chronicles: All Chapters (whatever that is). I loved playing HoMM III in the mid-aughts and wonder if it holds up. I bet it does...

#50 Posted by BonOrbitz (2252 posts) -

@arbitrarywater said:

@jakob187 said:

I'm so pissed that they did the D&D sale before my payday. SO pissed. UGH!

I'm holding out hope that Fez and Reus will go on sale, but I don't think it will happen.

I seem to recall they did a "Best of" on the last day of the sale last holiday, so your chances of D&D reappearing isn't out of the question.

Fez is on sell for $5 and the D&D bundle is back for $21.10. I think I'll get Fez and The Witcher 2 for $6. I was bummed I missed out on TW2 earlier this week, but it's back as well.