Syndicate PC on sale today

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#1 Posted by jediknight00719 (202 posts) -

Since Jeff brought it back up on last week's podcast, figure some GB duders may be interested in getting this.

Green Man gaming is having a daily deal today (11/17/12) on Syndicate. You can get it for 9.89. And if you use this code

GMG20-1FYLZ-EDG8R

You can get it down to 7.92

Enjoy

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#2 Posted by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

I just did exactly that before seeing this post. I actually came to say the same thing!

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#3 Posted by AlisterCat (7681 posts) -

I dont see it for sale... just Krater. Must be a region thing.

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#4 Posted by nintendoeats (6223 posts) -

Yeah...but Origin...

Bugger. I am conflicted.

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#5 Posted by ervonymous (1299 posts) -

Translates to 15 euros, eh. Warlock: Master of the Arcane on the other hand is too cheap to pass, the demo was pretty fun.

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#6 Posted by Marz (6072 posts) -

it will be $5 on amazon during their lightning deals next week.

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#7 Posted by Justin258 (14754 posts) -

They asked for some kind of "verified by Visa" thing, which after Googling seems legit but it asked for my Social Security number. Even if it is legit, I just don't want to give that out to anyone who isn't an employer.

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#8 Posted by Mike (17530 posts) -

This is a great deal, the campaign is easily worth 8 bucks.

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#9 Edited by Mike (17530 posts) -

@believer258 said:

They asked for some kind of "verified by Visa" thing, which after Googling seems legit but it asked for my Social Security number. Even if it is legit, I just don't want to give that out to anyone who isn't an employer.

Its legit and actually goes straight to your bank, but its optional. Look carefully, you don't have to use that feature...I think the button you have to click is on the lower right of the verified by Visa dialog box. Beyond that though, it's only the last four digits of your social, and your bank already has that information anyway. Go for it.

@nintendoeats said:

Yeah...but Origin...

Bugger. I am conflicted.

Don't let that stop you dude. I bought Syndicate via Origin and it was fine...and it's a one time installation requirement, after that the game can be played Offline, without signing into Origin, whatever. I know it's not our beloved Steam but for this price, it's well worth it.

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#10 Posted by Justin258 (14754 posts) -

@MB said:

@believer258 said:

They asked for some kind of "verified by Visa" thing, which after Googling seems legit but it asked for my Social Security number. Even if it is legit, I just don't want to give that out to anyone who isn't an employer.

Its legit and actually goes straight to your bank, but its optional. Look carefully, you don't have to use that feature...I think the button you have to click is on the lower right of the verified by Visa dialog box. Beyond that though, it's only the last four digits of your social, and your bank already has that information anyway. Go for it.

I eventually just went through Paypal, so it's all good. Now, when it's done downloading, who just bought it that will play some co-op?

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#11 Posted by butano (1998 posts) -

@MB said:

@believer258 said:

They asked for some kind of "verified by Visa" thing, which after Googling seems legit but it asked for my Social Security number. Even if it is legit, I just don't want to give that out to anyone who isn't an employer.

Its legit and actually goes straight to your bank, but its optional. Look carefully, you don't have to use that feature...I think the button you have to click is on the lower right of the verified by Visa dialog box. Beyond that though, it's only the last four digits of your social, and your bank already has that information anyway. Go for it.

Yea, GMG has always been weird to use with my bank card, mostly cause they're not located in the US, so I just use PayPal. Made it way easier.

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#12 Posted by GERALTITUDE (5888 posts) -

Ahhhh. So broke but really been dying to play this game. So hungry for science fiction.

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#13 Posted by ajamafalous (13634 posts) -
@Marz said:

it will be $5 on amazon during their lightning deals next week.

Any follow up to this? I'd rather not buy through GMG because my bank doesn't play nice with it.
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#14 Edited by Freezer_Burn (214 posts) -
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#15 Posted by Mike (17530 posts) -

@Butano: Ugh, PayPal...be careful who you trust with access to your bank account. It's off topic but here's a quick recap of what they did to me:

1. I discover my PayPal account which I've been using for seven or eight years is locked...there was a $200 balance in there at the time.

2. I call them, they tell me that I had another PayPal account in the past which is $800 in the hole, and that in order to use my account again I have to pay them. I've only ever had one account, it's clearly an error. They have already taken the $200 to apply towards this alleged debt.

3. I am told that there is no way to dispute this, their "system" has verified it was my account and I'm liable for it. Furthermore, the douchebag customer "service" rep on the phone tells me that since I agreed to their Terms of Service, they can actually withdraw the money I "owe" them straight from my bank account at any time, but they were "giving me the courtesy of allowing me ten days to pay the remaining $600."

4. I told them to fuck off, went and changed my account numbers at the bank, and never so much as logged in to my account there again. They stole $200 from me and there's pretty much nothing I can do about it since the few letters I wrote them were only answered by demands to pay them more money. I could sue them but it would take time and money and I'd probably end up only getting me $200 back and then I'd still be left in a position of never wanting to use PayPal again.

Fuck PayPal, fuck them right in their stupid asses.

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#16 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3558 posts) -

I got it for $3 since I had $5 store credit in GoG. So... YAY!

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#17 Posted by butano (1998 posts) -

@MB: Ouch! That blows. Luckily, I've only had one account linked with them for about 4-5 years now, and I've never had any incidents happen. So, if I do ever close the account, make sure I take it off PayPal it looks like then. Good to know.

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#18 Posted by Giantstalker (2357 posts) -

Just bought it, thanks for the heads up everyone.

Syndicate looks like my kind of game

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#19 Posted by Zekhariah (700 posts) -

@believer258 said:

They asked for some kind of "verified by Visa" thing, which after Googling seems legit but it asked for my Social Security number. Even if it is legit, I just don't want to give that out to anyone who isn't an employer.

I first ran across verified by visa on newegg in the late 90s I think. So yeah, legit and all that.

The SS stuff is kind of odd, but I'm to the point where i think that particular number is so widely distributed that it is of limited use as a identifier.

Syndicate was some of the most disappointing 45minutes of gaming I've had in years though >.>.

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#20 Posted by RareMonkey (136 posts) -

@AlisterCat: Yea think it is US and Canada only

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#21 Posted by ki11tank (737 posts) -

it's already 7.99 on amazon for PC...

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#22 Posted by Justin258 (14754 posts) -

@Tru3_Blu3 said:

I got it for $3 since I had $5 store credit in GoG. So... YAY!

Wrong Syndicate.

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#23 Edited by Tru3_Blu3 (3558 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Tru3_Blu3 said:

I got it for $3 since I had $5 store credit in GoG. So... YAY!

Wrong Syndicate.

FUCK

GMG* (Green Man Gaming)

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#24 Posted by Mike (17530 posts) -

@Zekhariah said:

Syndicate was some of the most disappointing 45minutes of gaming I've had in years though >.>.

Can you elaborate a little why you didn't like it?

I thought the campaign was fun, the game looked and sounded great, and the weapons were pretty cool. It wasn't the best FPS ever, but I wasn't expecting it to be. Thankfully I also wasn't expecting it to be anything like the first game, either.

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#25 Posted by ajamafalous (13634 posts) -
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#26 Posted by rapid (1641 posts) -

I know that GiantBomb Heavy Industry was created on Xbox but does GB have a company for the PC version?

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#27 Posted by BeachThunder (14781 posts) -

:D Finally picked up Krater. I would get Syndicate...but it seems like the focus is on multiplayer, and I'm not going to play multiplayer.

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#28 Posted by audioBusting (2537 posts) -

Ah crap, banned in Australia. I was so excited too.

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#29 Posted by FrankieSpankie (228 posts) -

It's a good game for that price. I was really disappointed in it because of its potential but still a pretty fun game for cheap. You can probably beat it in one sitting too.

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#30 Posted by rickyyo (285 posts) -

If anyone can add me into the PC Giant Bomb syndicate my name is rickyyo on origin. Took advantage of the deal.

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#31 Posted by FoolishChaos (504 posts) -

@ervonymous said:

Translates to 15 euros, eh. Warlock: Master of the Arcane on the other hand is too cheap to pass, the demo was pretty fun.

Yup! In classic civ-like fashion I just unexpectedly lost 3 hours to it. Pretty cool!

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#32 Posted by BeachThunder (14781 posts) -

BTW, Tiny and Big's 50% off +20% using the discount :D

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#33 Edited by SomeJerk (4077 posts) -

I'd just like to add that none of the people who worked on this game remain with the company today, just about everybody, even the last one who left did it in disgust (EA SwedishSpouse basically), and that this really is one of the finest FPS games of the year when it comes to single-player (so far).
 
(The crew all have new jobs and they're happy with their lives now)

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#34 Posted by deactivated-57beb9d651361 (4541 posts) -

@MB: Paypal are shady as hell. There's tonnes of stories (legit, fairly substantial stories) of individuals and businesses having their accounts locked when their balances were in the black.

I canned my Paypal account not long ago, after some issues with Microsoft (and it turns out they're still charging me, despite my XBL account still being a free one), and haven't looked back.

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