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« on: September 09, 2009, 05:48:47 AM »

To celebrate their fifth anniversary, Direct2Drive is running a promotion with several games for $5 each week for the next 5 weeks.  Link.
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 06:06:23 AM »

ack!  bad D2D, bad D2D!  CeeKay's wallet needs a rest and this ain't helping!
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2009, 07:15:55 AM »

Week 3 is going to be dangerous....
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2009, 07:23:45 AM »

Quote from: Zarkon on September 09, 2009, 07:15:55 AM

Week 3 is going to be dangerous....

I was worried about week 3 but after going over their available games in those 2 categories I think I'm mostly safe.  week 2 could be deadly though.
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2009, 10:03:39 AM »

great, far cry and settlers heritage of the kings are not available in my location. Only US frown
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2009, 11:39:02 AM »

Too bad D2D refuses to let me pay for their stuff.  I get errors when I try to buy anything.. it's a joke really.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2009, 06:02:30 PM »

I saw the X-com collection on sale.  Anyone know if it runs ok in XP, Vista or W7?
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2009, 10:25:37 PM »

I'll take Sid's Railroads for $5.
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2009, 12:43:42 AM »

Crap...good sales.  My poor wallet.
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2009, 06:08:33 AM »

So I never used D2D before...always stuck with Steam or GOG.  It seems that they put a DRM activation scheme for each game.  So does this mean I can't install on my desktop and laptop?
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2009, 12:50:17 AM »

are they changing stuff as the week goes on?  I swear they didn't have Dawn of War GOTY edition there the other day.
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2009, 05:53:20 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on September 11, 2009, 12:50:17 AM

are they changing stuff as the week goes on?  I swear they didn't have Dawn of War GOTY edition there the other day.
me too, they surely added it meantime.
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2009, 04:40:48 PM »

According to CAG, they swapped out Silent Hunter 3 for DoW:GOTY.  They don't know the reason, though.
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2009, 07:18:01 PM »

Silent hunter 3 is still $5, just not listed on the sale page
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2009, 08:29:38 PM »

Interesting...I see a few more for $5 (one sale) that's not on that first page:

AC-130:Operation Devastation
Empire Earth II
Empire Earth II:The Art of Supremacy
Armored Fist 3
Prison Tycoon 4: Supermax
Tachyon: The Fringe
Aces of the Galaxy
Assault Heroes
3D Ultra Minigold Adventures
Emipre Earth III
Comanche 4
Delta Force:Xtreme Download
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2009, 03:15:10 PM »

Anyone know if the current sale prices end when the next weeks begins?
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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2009, 03:20:33 PM »

I'm in the same situation as Zero.  Any info on the DRM?  D2D is not exactly forthcoming with this info on their site.

Also, do they leave the original CP in place or is it stripped out?

EDIT - looks like I got at least a partial answer on the original CP.  They show that Black Shark has starforce. How about older games, though? - END EDIT
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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2009, 06:42:08 PM »

Quote from: stimpy on September 12, 2009, 03:15:10 PM

Anyone know if the current sale prices end when the next weeks begins?

They have a countdown to each week's sale on the site.
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2009, 07:06:43 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 12, 2009, 06:42:08 PM

Quote from: stimpy on September 12, 2009, 03:15:10 PM

Anyone know if the current sale prices end when the next weeks begins?

They have a countdown to each week's sale on the site.

From their twitter, it seems that each week is a different sale and the $5 ones now will go back to normal prices.
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2009, 07:09:55 AM »

Quote from: Kestrel on September 12, 2009, 03:20:33 PM

I'm in the same situation as Zero.  Any info on the DRM?  D2D is not exactly forthcoming with this info on their site.

Also, do they leave the original CP in place or is it stripped out?

EDIT - looks like I got at least a partial answer on the original CP.  They show that Black Shark has starforce. How about older games, though? - END EDIT

Hey Kestrel - from what I've read, they do have the original CP (DRM) in.  If they do not, it will clearly state that it (see the info page for Settlers for example).  Also it seems that for how many times you can "activate" a product, it depends on the game.  It seems that they are willing to reset the activation for some games, but others (like EA games) you need to go to the publisher/developer.
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« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2009, 09:58:57 PM »

I probably don't need to, but I'm gonna get me a couple tonight!  And probably more tomorrow.  Probably till this thing ends  nod
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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2009, 01:14:32 AM »

Is 3 the limit on the entire 5 weeks or just each week?  That kinda sucks, there were 4-5 games I wanted.
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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2009, 03:22:47 AM »

Quote from: mirage775 on September 14, 2009, 01:14:32 AM

Is 3 the limit on the entire 5 weeks or just each week?  That kinda sucks, there were 4-5 games I wanted.

I don't think it's a limit on the sale, IIRC they only allow you to put 3 items in your cart at any given time.
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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2009, 03:52:42 AM »

only 15 hours until the action sale starts.  I'm kinda hoping they have Ghostbusters, but it looks like they've been going for games between 10 and 20 bucks so far, and they have a ton of action games in that range.  I'm hoping they at least have Thief Deadly Shadows in there, and ET: Quake Wars too.
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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2009, 07:10:02 AM »

Quote from: mirage775 on September 14, 2009, 01:14:32 AM

Is 3 the limit on the entire 5 weeks or just each week?  That kinda sucks, there were 4-5 games I wanted.

Buy your three...and then add more to your cart and buy those.  Rinse/repeat.  I bought 5 games this way.
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« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2009, 10:41:42 AM »

Quote from: Zero on September 14, 2009, 07:10:02 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on September 14, 2009, 01:14:32 AM

Is 3 the limit on the entire 5 weeks or just each week?  That kinda sucks, there were 4-5 games I wanted.

Buy your three...and then add more to your cart and buy those.  Rinse/repeat.  I bought 5 games this way.

Hmmm, good idea!  Didn't think of that.  retard
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« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2009, 04:39:46 PM »

Quote from: mirage775 on September 14, 2009, 10:41:42 AM

Quote from: Zero on September 14, 2009, 07:10:02 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on September 14, 2009, 01:14:32 AM

Is 3 the limit on the entire 5 weeks or just each week?  That kinda sucks, there were 4-5 games I wanted.

Buy your three...and then add more to your cart and buy those.  Rinse/repeat.  I bought 5 games this way.

Hmmm, good idea!  Didn't think of that.  retard

Yeah, I found that limit of 3 in the shopping cart kind of dumb on D2D's part.  At first I thought I was limited to only 3 for the promo...but that's not the case, its just the way their shopping cart works.  Silly way to do ecommerce business, I'm sure they are going to lose sales by doing that.
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« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2009, 04:48:42 PM »

well, so far I've bought Call of Juarez, Sid Meiers Railroads! and Silent Hunter 3 to be played later.
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« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2009, 05:37:53 PM »

new sales are up!  I'm all over Chronicles of Riddick and Thief Deadly Shadows, and maybe up for Saints Row 2 and Cold Fear.
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« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2009, 05:54:16 PM »

I'm very, very tempted by Bioshock, but I'm not sure my computer can handle it all that well.

I would also rather get it on Steam, to avoid the DRM crap (besides Steam that is).
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« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2009, 06:15:22 PM »

I think I'm definitely grabbing Chronicles of Riddick (it's the new version!) and Bioshock.  I didn't get too far in on 360, and I'd definitely rather have mouse aim.  I'd also prefer both of these on Steam, but who knows when they'll be available for $5.
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« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2009, 06:45:35 PM »

Yeah the DRM thing is killing me...I bought 5 games so far, and not sure if I want to install it on my laptop.  I'm travelling right now, and that's the only computer I can use.  I don't want to be hassled by the limited number of activation - but I may end up trying to install anyway, as I wont be back until the end of the month frown
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« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2009, 07:22:29 PM »

Bioshock is way better on the PC than 360. I have both versions and I enjoyed the PC more. If you got the rig to turn on everything it looks amazing. My tv is only 720 so there's that too.

How's max payne 2? I've never played the first one, will I be lost playing this one?
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« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2009, 07:37:59 PM »

Picked up STALKER finally.

Tempted to grab Bioshock, even though I finished it on 360.  Would like to see how it looks on my fancy new PC.
Also tempted to grab Frontlines.


Glad to see they are keeping the older stuff on sale.  This could be an expensive 5 weeks!
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« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2009, 08:33:36 PM »

OK, just read the IGn review for Saints Row 2 and I'll be skipping it.  As for Max Payne 2, I'd say you'll miss a lot if you didn't play the first one.
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« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2009, 09:00:07 PM »

jersoc, It's been a while since I played MP & MP2.  I liked them both a lot.  I agree that you should do Max Payne first if possible, but I wouldn't SKIP MP2 just because you didn't get the first one.

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« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2009, 09:13:45 PM »

Quote from: Kestrel on September 14, 2009, 09:00:07 PM

jersoc, It's been a while since I played MP & MP2.  I liked them both a lot.  I agree that you should do Max Payne first if possible, but I wouldn't SKIP MP2 just because you didn't get the first one.



they're both part of the sale, which makes it 5 bucks cheaper than if you bought the bundle.
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« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2009, 12:30:03 AM »

is anyone else having trouble buying stuff tonight?  I have 2 items in my cart and it keeps on saying 'There is a 3 item limit on checkout. You can try removing items from your cart. Please contact Customer Service for further information.'.   I opened a ticket but it's annoying as I was hoping on playing Riddick tonight.
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« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2009, 03:27:08 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on September 15, 2009, 12:30:03 AM

is anyone else having trouble buying stuff tonight?  I have 2 items in my cart and it keeps on saying 'There is a 3 item limit on checkout. You can try removing items from your cart. Please contact Customer Service for further information.'.   I opened a ticket but it's annoying as I was hoping on playing Riddick tonight.

I haven't tried to buy any tonight, but it worked fine last night and I actually played a couple this afternoon, when I got home from work.  I'm tempted to try Riddick out on this weeks list.  It appears to be the only one that caught my eye.
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« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2009, 04:56:09 AM »

Quote from: mirage775 on September 15, 2009, 03:27:08 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 15, 2009, 12:30:03 AM

is anyone else having trouble buying stuff tonight?  I have 2 items in my cart and it keeps on saying 'There is a 3 item limit on checkout. You can try removing items from your cart. Please contact Customer Service for further information.'.   I opened a ticket but it's annoying as I was hoping on playing Riddick tonight.

I haven't tried to buy any tonight, but it worked fine last night and I actually played a couple this afternoon, when I got home from work.  I'm tempted to try Riddick out on this weeks list.  It appears to be the only one that caught my eye.

it finally worked right when I tried it a couple of hours ago.  so far I've ruled out Cold Fear and Saints Row 2 as reviews seem to indicate they're bad ports, but now I'm leaning towards Frontlines and Manhunt.
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