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Looks like there will be plenty to do for the cost conscious gamer this weekend. Currently, the Shadowgrounds games are 75% off due to Steam's midweek madness sale. Shattered Horizon will be free to play this weekend, from the 19th to the 21st of February and the price will be knocked down 50% during this time as well. If you're curious about this excellent and unique game then now is the time to check it out.

Also, GOG now has a number of Activision games in their catalog, including Gabriel Knight, Phantasmagoria and Vampire: The Masquerade: Redemption (one of my personal favorites). Interstate 76 is due to release at the end of February as well - looks like it'll be a good month for retro-ish PC gaming.

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If you haven't played this yet, or even if you have, its up for $2 on Steam for a couple of days. It's pretty much one of the most recommended games ever.

Get Psychonauts for $2

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This weekend DiRT 2 is on sale for $19.99.


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One of the biggest comments around the Calculator that I see goes something like this:

Wow, $2000, but I didn't spend nearly that much, I bought mostly everything on sale.

With that in mind I'll soon be including sale prices and tallying those up as well. The calculator will make two assumptions; that you bought everything on sale and that you bought nothing on sale. It will give you a low and high value with the idea that what you actually spent is somewhere in between.

Thanks to omnilynx at Steam Deals I have historic sale pricing from the Christmas Sale which will give a good baseline to start from. Thanks omnilynx!

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Gamers With Jobs has an article up this morning about the pathological need to buy games simply because they're on sale on Steam rather than an actual desire to play them.

These deals and insane publisher game packs have turned selective game buyers into sudden onset collectors. It’s not enough for Deus Ex to be snug in a jewel case and shoved into a basement closet somewhere; it needs to be on THE LIST. The ‘My Games’ tab on Steam isn’t just a launch pad for your game library -- it’s a gaping maw, a whisper in your head that there’s comfort to be found in THE LIST. The bigger THE LIST, the happier you’ll be.

I'm not only susceptible to this pattern myself but I'll actually feel a need to buy games even when they aren't on sale. As soon as something from that past that used to be in my physical collection shows up on Steam I'll grab it right away. I can justify it to myself as saying is much more convenient to have it on Steam - no disc to insert, no install process to go through, just a quick download (I live in a city with a Steam content server) and I'm good to go.

What other readers of this site suffer from this problem?

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Everything on sale! Go go go!

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If you're in need of a new MMO fix, you might as well try Pirates of the Burning Sea for $5. I've still got my 'Support Piracy' t-shirt from Pax for Pirates... maybe I should give it a try again.

Pirates of the Burning Sea from Sony Online Entertainment is available for 75% off until December 11th!

Pirates of the Burning Sea is an MMORPG featuring high-seas action and adventure in a bold world of pirates and plunder. Set against the backdrop of the New World of the 18th century, players can choose one of three nations - England, France or Spain - or choose the role of a Pirate and battle it out for glory and power.

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By UK_John
in Now Available - X Superbox on 2010-10-16
This is all well and good, but why has no media asked
the question: "What about the fans that diligently
went out and bought each X-game when they were
released?" I am one of them, as why shouldn't I ...

By RandomEngy
in OnLive - It Actually Works on 2010-10-12
I was in the beta. Everything felt off and
non-responsive. Though I have not checked them out
since they've released, since even if it got rid of
the lag it would still be a lot uglier than a locally

By AlabasterSlim
in GOG Closure a Hoax - Chance to Promote Baldur's Gate on 2010-09-22
Updated the original post with that video. I dunno, I
think it was in poor taste personally. But if you
don't have any money for advertise I guess you do what
you need to do.

By Scott
in GOG Closure a Hoax - Chance to Promote Baldur's Gate on 2010-09-22
I actually liked the publicity stunt. I watched the
live video of them this morning in their cult robes.
I think they realized the only way to get the
attention of the entire gaming community was to...

By AlabasterSlim
in Shuts Down on 2010-09-21
Guess it's just a publicity stunt after-all. Pretty
lame though.

By Xan
in Shuts Down on 2010-09-21 They posted an update, the movie
in the link shows a game they didn't have before
"Baldurs Gate Complete Edition"

By AlabasterSlim
in Shuts Down on 2010-09-21
I'd be surprised to see it get a client, unless that
client is optional. One of the selling points of GOG
that they kept going on about was that you didn't need
a client. I'd be even more surprise...

By Xan
in Shuts Down on 2010-09-20
From various sources it seems to be a bad publicity
,GOG_sie_zamyka__Raczej_nie.html?bo=1 "Warning, date
of conference it’s most likely Wed...

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By Good Old Games
in The Witcher 2 - Editions and Pre-order on GOG announcement video on 2010-11-26
As you all know, last week CD Projekt held a conference where different editions of the upcoming The Witcher 2 game were revealed and The Witcher 2 Digital Premium Edition pre-order on was ann...

By Impulse
in Shop From the Comfort of Your PC With Our Impulse Thanksgiving Sale on 2010-11-26
Just a reminder that the big Impulse Thanksgiving Sale is still going on!  Today is Black Friday, a day where people traditionally get up very early and head to the stores to pickup some great ho...

By Good Old Games
in Age of Wonders series 50% off on 2010-11-26
After last week's Ubisoft sale you may have thought we'll give you a break from deals you cannot pass. If so, then you were wrong :) This weekend we're offering you the whole Age of Wonders trilogy wi...

By Good Old Games
in We've got the results for the movie-game poster mashup contest! on 2010-11-25
Wow! We received over 100 entries in our movie poster mashup contest, and they were all great examples of the GOG community's creativity and talent. We've been passing the entries around the office al...

By Valve Software
in Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes Update Released on 2010-11-24
Updates to Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:Optimized english language textsT...

By Valve Software
in BIT.TRIP.BEAT Updated on 2010-11-24
Mac/Win Changes: Removed erroneous "corrupt data" message after initial creation of save fileAdded fullscreen and window resolutions in options menuAdded "machine-based" options (ie mouse sensitivity,...

By Valve Software
in Europa Universalis III : Heir to the Throne DLC update released. on 2010-11-24
Updates to Europa Universalis III - Heir to the Throne DLC have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted.
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By Valve Software
in Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Update Released on 2010-11-24
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Patch 1.02:This patch fixes the bug in online co-op play where for people playing Totec, Lara keeps shooting in the same direction.
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