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Post by Velmarshal on Tue May 19, 2009 9:44 am

Well let's start. My guide will cover some games I had experience with.
First if you are buying a game at the shop (not online), you need to keep in mind next things:
1. If the protective plastic layer is absent, do NOT buy that game by any cost.(Excluding when it's free)
2. If the bar code is absent do not take the game. (Possible registration problems)
3. Read the required comp specs, especially if your comp is a bit weaker.
4. Pay attention to it's cover, sometimes cover can say much more than a gameplay story at the back.

- 1. The Name:
As you see this is the crappiest name they could think of. "Road to Berlin", c'mon.
- 2. The Picture:
Look at that flaming APC, it's soo badly done, it's wheel is standing loose in the air.
5. Screenshots can reveal much of the game, more than anything else.

Notice that the player is driving a Anti - Air Vehicle with quad Machineguns.
And as you look closer, you see that it has just destroyed a german heavy panther tank, which is equal as an ant flipping a car upside down.
[color:4067="Blue"]Prices are in euros.
Enough with studding boxes, next step:
[color:4067="Red"]Notice: Some prices are outdated. I'm writing by my memory.
Special offers and collections.
They are always better than a single game.
Take an example:
Warhammer 40.000 Dawn of War 15
Warhammer 40.000 Dawn of War Winter Assault 15
Warhammer 40.000 Dawn of War Dark Crusade 30
Warhammer 40.000 Dawn of War Soulstorm 40

And The Warhammer 40.000 Dawn of War Complete Collection 50

Now let's do simple math:
15+15+30+40=100
That's 50% down!!!

Hitman 1 10
Hitman 2 12.99
Hitman 3 15
Hitman Collection 20 (Not as good as DoW, but still good)

Hitman 4 Blood Money is not included in the pack above.

My personal positive experiences:

Dawn of War Complete Collection ( DoW + WA + DC + SS)
THQ Ultimate Strategy Pack (Supreme Comander, Company of Heroes, DOW + Winter Assault)
Battle for the Middle Earth Anthology (BftME 1, 2 + expansion Rise of the Witchking)
Hitman Collection ( Hitman 1, 2, 3)
Blitzkrieg Anthology (Base + 2 expansions + exclusive Grey Tigers expansion)
Newerwinter Nights Diamond Edition (Base + 2 expansions + exclusive Kingmaker expansion)
Medal of Honor War Chest (Allied Assault, Spearhead, Breaktrough)
*Steam Combo*-(Personal Pack)- Buy the Orange Box (HL2, ep1, ep2, Team Fortress 2, Portal) and download 5 free source mods (Zombie Panic! Source, D.I.P.R.I.P. Warm Up, Age of Chivalry, Insurgency Modern Infantry Combat, Synergy, Dystopia, Eternal Silence ), which is equal to 12 games!
[color:4067="Red"]A must have! Valve Complete Pack 89.99$ 21 game, and including those mods above, 26 games for 89.99 (Indivudualy they cost 205)
Half Life Generation (Half Life 1, Opposing Force, Blue Shift, Counter Strike)
Serious Sam Gold Edition (2 Encounters)
Sacred Gold + Sacred Underworld (Expanded base + Expansion)
Battlefield 2 Collection (Battlefield 2 + Special Forces, and 2 booster packs)
THQ Collector Pack 99.99 (12 games, Individual price, 169.99)

Negative:
All Battlestrikes
Spore (Waste of money, too expensive for it's quality)
Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition (Don't buy it. Buy Battlefield 2142 the only difference is a booster pack that doesn't work)
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Re: $$$ How to buy games cheap? $$$

Post by Doomcowgod on Tue May 19, 2009 10:38 pm

Just pirate Spore. It's the easiest-to-pirate game ever made because so many people broke the protection program on principle.

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Re: $$$ How to buy games cheap? $$$

Post by Tuv on Tue May 19, 2009 11:11 pm

If you don't have the intelligence to do research, and make cost-effective purchases, you have no right to be buying things in the first place.

If they can't do it themselves, a guide isn't going to help them. I consider making a guide as such, to merely be wasted breath. Or Pixels in this case.
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Re: $$$ How to buy games cheap? $$$

Post by Velmarshal on Wed May 20, 2009 12:55 pm

Tuv wrote:
If they can't do it themselves, a guide isn't going to help them.
I hope youre wrong.
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Post by CromTheConqueror on Wed May 20, 2009 1:28 pm

I like the intent. Smile
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Re: $$$ How to buy games cheap? $$$

Post by Tuv on Wed May 20, 2009 6:08 pm

Velmarshal wrote:
Tuv wrote:
If they can't do it themselves, a guide isn't going to help them.
I hope youre wrong.

You overestimate humanity.
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Post by Pantheretti on Wed May 20, 2009 7:31 pm

Tuv wrote:
Velmarshal wrote:
Tuv wrote:
If they can't do it themselves, a guide isn't going to help them.
I hope youre wrong.

You overestimate humanity.

You're emo.

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Post by Tuv on Wed May 20, 2009 7:49 pm

Pantheretti wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Velmarshal wrote:
Tuv wrote:
If they can't do it themselves, a guide isn't going to help them.
I hope youre wrong.

You overestimate humanity.

You're emo.

You don't meet lots of real people do you?
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Post by Kamica on Thu May 21, 2009 7:02 am

Tuv wrote:
Pantheretti wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Velmarshal wrote:
Tuv wrote:
If they can't do it themselves, a guide isn't going to help them.
I hope youre wrong.

You overestimate humanity.

You're emo.

You don't meet lots of real people do you?

Quotes!!!!
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Post by Tuv on Thu May 21, 2009 7:52 am

Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Pantheretti wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Velmarshal wrote:
Tuv wrote:
If they can't do it themselves, a guide isn't going to help them.
I hope youre wrong.

You overestimate humanity.

You're emo.

You don't meet lots of real people do you?

Quotes!!!!

Spam should be deleted, I vote for Kamica's Immediate ban! Off-Topic posting in the Off-Topic Section is UNFORGIVEABLE!
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Post by Doomcowgod on Thu May 21, 2009 9:30 pm

Tuv wrote:
Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Pantheretti wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Velmarshal wrote:
Tuv wrote:
If they can't do it themselves, a guide isn't going to help them.
I hope youre wrong.

You overestimate humanity.

You're emo.

You don't meet lots of real people do you?

Quotes!!!!

Spam should be deleted, I vote for Kamica's Immediate ban! Off-Topic posting in the Off-Topic Section is UNFORGIVEABLE!

QFT

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Post by CromTheConqueror on Thu May 21, 2009 9:52 pm

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Post by Tuv on Fri May 22, 2009 4:00 am

CromTheConqueror wrote:
Doomcowgod wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Pantheretti wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Velmarshal wrote:
Tuv wrote:
If they can't do it themselves, a guide isn't going to help them.
I hope youre wrong.

You overestimate humanity.

You're emo.

You don't meet lots of real people do you?

Quotes!!!!

Spam should be deleted, I vote for Kamica's Immediate ban! Off-Topic posting in the Off-Topic Section is UNFORGIVEABLE!

QFT

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Post by Kamica on Fri May 22, 2009 4:53 am

Tuv wrote:
CromTheConqueror wrote:
Doomcowgod wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Pantheretti wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Velmarshal wrote:
Tuv wrote:
If they can't do it themselves, a guide isn't going to help them.
I hope youre wrong.

You overestimate humanity.

You're emo.

You don't meet lots of real people do you?

Quotes!!!!

Spam should be deleted, I vote for Kamica's Immediate ban! Off-Topic posting in the Off-Topic Section is UNFORGIVEABLE!

QFT

Razz

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Oooh, this is starting to look nice, and hypnotic ^^, BTW, Lol DWiz refference.
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Post by Tuv on Fri May 22, 2009 9:30 am

Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
CromTheConqueror wrote:
Doomcowgod wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Pantheretti wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Velmarshal wrote:
Tuv wrote:
If they can't do it themselves, a guide isn't going to help them.
I hope youre wrong.

You overestimate humanity.

You're emo.

You don't meet lots of real people do you?

Quotes!!!!

Spam should be deleted, I vote for Kamica's Immediate ban! Off-Topic posting in the Off-Topic Section is UNFORGIVEABLE!

QFT

Razz

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Oooh, this is starting to look nice, and hypnotic ^^,

There is no Reference! Also, If you are hypnotized by an immobile quote pyramid, you must go catatonic when walking or riding in a moving vehicle. I feel bad for you.
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Post by Kamica on Fri May 22, 2009 10:07 am

Tuv wrote:
Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
CromTheConqueror wrote:
Doomcowgod wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Pantheretti wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Velmarshal wrote:
Tuv wrote:
If they can't do it themselves, a guide isn't going to help them.
I hope youre wrong.

You overestimate humanity.

You're emo.

You don't meet lots of real people do you?

Quotes!!!!

Spam should be deleted, I vote for Kamica's Immediate ban! Off-Topic posting in the Off-Topic Section is UNFORGIVEABLE!

QFT

Razz

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Oooh, this is starting to look nice, and hypnotic ^^,

There is no Reference! Also, If you are hypnotized by an immobile quote pyramid, you must go catatonic when walking or riding in a moving vehicle. I feel bad for you.

It moves when I scroll ¬¬
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Post by Tuv on Fri May 22, 2009 11:35 am

Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
CromTheConqueror wrote:
Doomcowgod wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Pantheretti wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Velmarshal wrote:
Tuv wrote:
If they can't do it themselves, a guide isn't going to help them.
I hope youre wrong.

You overestimate humanity.

You're emo.

You don't meet lots of real people do you?

Quotes!!!!

Spam should be deleted, I vote for Kamica's Immediate ban! Off-Topic posting in the Off-Topic Section is UNFORGIVEABLE!

QFT

Razz

nub

Oooh, this is starting to look nice, and hypnotic ^^,

There is no Reference! Also, If you are hypnotized by an immobile quote pyramid, you must go catatonic when walking or riding in a moving vehicle. I feel bad for you.

It moves when I scroll ¬¬

Because you are insane.
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Post by Kamica on Fri May 22, 2009 3:16 pm

Why thank you (OMG NO QUOTE!)
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Post by Tuv on Fri May 22, 2009 5:22 pm

Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
CromTheConqueror wrote:
Doomcowgod wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Kamica wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Pantheretti wrote:
Tuv wrote:
Velmarshal wrote:
Tuv wrote:
If they can't do it themselves, a guide isn't going to help them.
I hope youre wrong.

You overestimate humanity.

You're emo.

You don't meet lots of real people do you?

Quotes!!!!

Spam should be deleted, I vote for Kamica's Immediate ban! Off-Topic posting in the Off-Topic Section is UNFORGIVEABLE!

QFT

Razz

nub

Oooh, this is starting to look nice, and hypnotic ^^,

There is no Reference! Also, If you are hypnotized by an immobile quote pyramid, you must go catatonic when walking or riding in a moving vehicle. I feel bad for you.

It moves when I scroll ¬¬

Because you are insane.

Why thank you

You are welcome.
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