NOTE: IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, CHECK OUT MY LATEST REVIEW- SPEC OPS: THE LINE (PC). :cool:
I've been spending a lot of time on Steam these days, with having more free time than I'm used to and curtailing my activities, I've managed to log quite a few hours on a semi-regular basis on Steam. (*Note- you don't have to be 'logged onto' Steam to enjoy your Steam purchased games).
I got quite a few nice deals on the recent annual Steam Summer Sale- titles purchased listed below:
- Torchlight $3.74 (-already had a physical copy as well).
- Project Aftermath $5.00
- Dreamkiller $2.49
- Sniper Elite v2 $33.49
- Deep Black: Reloaded $7.49
- Exodus From The Earth $5.99
- Max Payne 3 $29.99
- Still Life $2.49
- Still Life 2 $2.49
- A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie $2.99
- Divine Divinity $3.99
- Eschalon Book 2 $3.74
- Tropico 4 $7.49 (already had physical copy).
- Dear Esther $2.49
- Men of War: Condemned Heroes $7.49
Also occuring each year is Killing Floor's Summer Sideshow Event which consists of free content and a new free map as well (and achievements too), the sideshow lasts about 2 weeks and they also repeat this later in the year with Twisted Christmas and there's Halloween content too- it's all free and it's every year. If you're not familiar with Tripwire Interactive's Killing Floor (available on PC/Mac ONLY, hard copy or Steam download) then take a minute and look it up and watch a couple videos. It unfortunately always gets referred to as 'a poor gamer's Left 4 Dead'.... Killing Floor plays differently (and to be technical doesn't have zombies- they're 'failed experiments') and isn't as polished as Valve's zombie shooter. The things they do have in common are an active community (can always find a game), dev. support years after release, and gameplay centered around co-op and single player respectively. If any of this interests you, check them out over on Steam at www.steampowered.com . (To the ladies and other interested parties, there is, as of today, 1 playable female character- purchased as dlc or in the Gold Edition of the game which has all dlc).
Left 4 Dead 2 also had some free content to grace my PC recently, Valve officially released the Cold Stream campaign (even though most of us already played the beta- was interesting to watch all the changes and then the end result, which isn't exactly how I would've done it but I never complain over free content!), and Valve also released a big patch of their own for the game.
Sticking with Valve/Steam, they recently got together with the good people at Overkill and released a Mercy Hospital mission/campaign set right before the zombie outbreak that was L4D for Overkill's game Payday: The Heist. This is/was free content. It's a good mission as well. One of my favorites. (Payday The Heist -available digital only- Steam or Psn-only). Payday also just released their first paid dlc Wolfpack (to my other single players out there, you can play Payday as sp).
Also for you arena fps lovers, Nexuiz is having a FREE WEEKEND ON STEAM- THROUGH MONDAY 10AM PST. It's also 75% off if you try it and like it, and want to buy it you can do so significantly reduced this weekend(this game uses CryEngine3). Nexuiz is also now a part of Steam's Workshop -where you can create maps of your own or just use other gamers' creations.
Speaking of the Workshop, my Skyrim/Dawnguard game is very happily modded. :) I've said it before and I'll say it again, but if you're playing a large open-world game -like Skyrim- and you're not playing it on PC, then you're only getting part of the game. This isn't a system wars thing at all, but missing access to all that free content and the ways it picks up the slack the dev. left and enriches it (yeah some mods are just silly and don't interest me, but it's the exception) then you're just playing a shell of the game I'm playing. You can't make someone that's never played a modded game understand, but trust me, it's true, and if at some point in the future any console players get the chance to play on PC with mods, you'll understand then. Any Skyrim is better than none and I'm glad consolers can play it too, we're just playing different games.
A few notable games on Steam on Sale:
- Binary Domain (don't even bother if you're playing m/kb) $9.99
- Jagged Alliance- Back In Action $13.59
- The First Templar Special Steam Edition $9.99
- Grand Ages Rome -Gold $7.49
- ETC -Steam has 3 PAGES of sales to check out, plus daily deal etc. Check it Out.
That's enough rambling for a while :) For those that have kept up with my medical situation- test came back (finally), didn't show what they wanted and now I have to do another that reveals with more detail. She won't talk about it much, just kept saying, 'I want you to do another one'. :question: Oh well, will jump off that bridge when I come to it :) Thanks to all that have sent uplifting messages to my inboxes and my blog. It's appreciated.
Be Good, Be Courteous, Be Victorius, Game On :)
P.S. WHY ISN'T THERE A 'FOLLOW' FOR 'HUMAN ELEMENT' (coming out on PC, next gen. and tablet) ON GS???! CHECK WWW.GAMEFRONT.COM FOR INFORMATION/INTERVIEWS RELATING TO IT!! (AT LEAST UNTIL GS GETS IT ON THIS SITE BETTER!).