I’m not cheap, I just like to compare. Cheap is when you buy a tool for $25, knowing it will break after the job, when you could get a tool for $100 that will last forever. Comparing is when you know what you want and try to find a better deal for it. There’s always a deal somewhere, and there’s always the “big store” where anything can be found.
For PC games, that’s usually Steam. Sure, they have their regular sales, and then the summer/winter bargain bins. The rest of the time, they have games at a fair bit more than their competitors.
With XCOM2 done, I’m looking for something to spend the time until Destiny 2. I recently finished up my 6 month playthrough of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and have a bit of time in Transformers: Devastation. Much different games, and I’ll talk about that in another post.
Right now, the 2 games that seem the most promising are Divinity 2 and Shadow of War. Everyone seems to be raving about the former (and the 1st game was very good), and the latter has pre-reviews everywhere that are generally positive. Up in igloo-land, prices aren’t too bad. $54 for D2 and $80 for SoW on Steam. Most A+ games are $70+.
I rarely pay $70+ for any game, unless it’s a dev I really want to support. I can tell you that EA is not one of those devs. Lo and behold, I check my promotions folder in gmail and found a GMG entry for SoW. Super pre-order sale, plus more savings with a code. It brought the price down to $38US, or more like $47 in icebucks.
Not exactly half-price but certainly a massive savings. The downside here is that I have to wait until Tuesday to sink my teeth into it. The upside is that it’s a long weekend here, celebrating the birth of Jean Poutine, and the annual tuque dog-sled races will keep me busy until then. Sorry.