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#1 Posted by Daavpuke (120 posts) -

This large, nay humongous game combines the best of both roleplay and strategy into a game that's much more than just war. I got some free Steam codes and you'll want to give this game a try! Just follow the link to get 1 of 2 chances to win.

#2 Posted by Daavpuke (120 posts) -

Once again I have some free stuff for those that want. Just follow the link and get your Steam code for Defenders of Ardania. It's first come first serve, so you might not want to wait. Just saying.

#3 Posted by Daavpuke (120 posts) -

Sengoku, a feudal Japan war game from Paradox Interactive, whom also created great titles like Europa Universalis III and Magicka. Well, if you like oriental things, war and a side of humor, then we got you covered. For a chance to win a copy of the game, simply follow the link by clicking the link. It's so spam and virus free, it's being tested as a clinical aid.

#4 Posted by Daavpuke (120 posts) -
@nemt: I can barely run it (REALLY barely) so no worries. And there's an Alpha Centauri conversion mod in Civ 5, I should try it once I'm done with the rest.
 
And indeed, socialism doesn't necessarily mean communism, but that's not nearly a topic I wanted to address in this comic :D.
#5 Posted by Daavpuke (120 posts) -

There is a certain redeeming quality to having to play Civilization V on a completely decrepit, ancient PC. During turns, it takes the bedazzled adding machine about 10 minutes to process all the other players moves, meaning there’s a lot of downtime. Of course, at first, you spend your time looking at the screen like an addicted idiot, but somewhere down the line you realize you’re wasting your life…more than usual.  So, after doing lots of productive stuff I won’t bore you about, I went back to the drawing board for a second comic.

And you know what? Having inspiration is one thing, but coming up with a fitting title is hard. Therefore, I had to slap one on, because my vision didn’t really have a name. Feel free to think up a better title. It’s a horizontal comic, so you’ll have to click the link for it to get the complete picture.
 



Click here now.


#6 Posted by Daavpuke (120 posts) -

This is a continuation of this blog.

And there it is: It only took a few days for Steam's devious marketing to crack my 'strong' willpower and make me give in to their consumerist ways. What swayed me? The thing that always gets me: The perfect game.

Thanks to 2K and Sid Meier's incredible genius, I am now the owner of the 2K Complete pack, which holds too many titles indeed. When Steam had a summer achievement to try a demo a few days ago, I tried out Civilization V, just to see how it would run on my ancient rig. To my surprise, it didn't literally melt my PC, like Metro 2033 did (yeah, literally). Not only that, but it immediately hooked me back to the gameplay that Civilization hasn't really changed since its conception. To that I say: Touché, Mr. Meier.




This is what poverty combined with hypocrisy looks like.



The 2K pack came with Civ V and all existing add-ons so far, Civ IV and all add-ons ( which I already owned), Civ III Complete and CivCity Rome. That alone will keep me playing until I'm dead; but it also had some deals I thought made the 80 bucks more than worthwhile. For instance, it has X-com, all Strongholds, but most importantly it features Duke Nukem Forever. Even if it's a horrible game; that's a brand new, full price release! And then overkill it all with both Bioshocks and Mafias, but also Borderlands GOTY Edition and there's really no reason why anyone should pass this up. Especially since there's actually even more; it's somewhat mind-boggling.

It's only a shame that one can't gift a game or two from a pack to more interested souls, because why would I want an NBA franchise game; let alone 2 yearly releases? It would be nice to give away one or two games from a complete line-up, just to share the wealth. But then again, Valve would not make the billions of consumerist cash if they were this friendly; the packs alone are courteous enough.

Here's to you, shallow materialism. You have won this round and I'm officially relying on charity to eat this month. Luckily, I have games to keep me distracted from retching hunger and poverty.

#7 Posted by Daavpuke (120 posts) -
@Badhands: Don't forget Duke Nukem Forever. Even if it's crap, it is a brand new release.
#8 Posted by Daavpuke (120 posts) -
@Badhands: Wow, nice. If I could recommend any big purchase, it would be the 2K package. That one is just ridiculously cheap, even at 80 bucks.
 
Good to see some spending going on on GB. And as @Slayer22 says, you're getting great games in return. Looking forward to today's deals.
#9 Posted by Daavpuke (120 posts) -
@Mikemcn: Awesome. And @RE_Player92: I would've also bought Transformers, but alas I feel your pain. That's also my issue right now :(. Luckily, it keeps me from buying even more stuff. Now I have to pry myself away from Flight Control, which is ridiculously priced at 1 buck..
#10 Posted by Daavpuke (120 posts) -

It's official! My first purchase through Steam has finally clamored my descent into absolute destitution. Being able to purchase things at the drop of a (TF2 reference) hat is by far the worst idea ever for consumers. And I mean that only in the sense that our sense of fickle consumerism makes us buy much more than we need. Cue my newest additions.

 


 


As you can see, I'm finally the proud owner of Torchlight, where I can act out my Hack 'n Slash (now Action RPG) dreams. Just for the hell of it and because Steam suckered me in with their low, low price, I also bought into Tropico 3. And I didn't just go for the regular one, oh no; Steam marketing agents know exactly how to get sheep like me in line. Ergo, I went for the complete package, since I was going to go for it down the line anyway.

 


 


So here we are, mere moments before my irresponsible spending ushers in my downfall. With a digital outlet that lets me legally own all the games I want for pennies, I'm bound to be on the streets before long. This is all because my low impulse control is no match for a fraudulent need for materialism. I'm a consumer whore, but at least I'm upfront about it. None if this is necessary, but I do it anyway.