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November 24th, 2010, 12:53
GamersGate is offering Alpha Protocol for only $14.99 - certainly a bargain in my book.
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November 24th, 2010, 12:53
I'm not sure why this is getting highlighted since it's the same price as the boxed copy on Amazon.com (or various Euro retailers who are selling the game for ~GBP/EUR 15.00 if you live on my side of the pond ). Even the console versions are selling for a very similar price in most places.
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November 24th, 2010, 12:57
boxed copies are always cheaper, digital downloads are ~30% more expensive at least :/
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November 24th, 2010, 12:58
It's still $29.99-$39.99 in retail over here.
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November 24th, 2010, 14:12
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
It's still $29.99-$39.99 in retail over here.
Isn't Amazon.com retail?
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November 24th, 2010, 15:10
Micro Center has it for $10 here in the US. Retail copy…
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November 24th, 2010, 15:24
Knew I should of waited.Its not a bad game despite its bad press but it definitely wasn't worth $50.

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November 24th, 2010, 15:38
Nice deal, but I am hoping that Steam will discount it even further. Last year there were some incredible Steam deals around the holidays.
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November 24th, 2010, 16:05
Oh boy. The year is almost over and I still haven't played it

It may have gotten some bad press, but it was on my "most anticipated" list and I'm doing Obsidian some serious injustice by not having given it a shot.

I should really go out and pick up a copy. If only I wasn't so low and cash and my backlog wasn't so huge.
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November 24th, 2010, 19:20
Put that money towards a real game, or buy something on GoG
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November 24th, 2010, 21:19
Alpha Protocol is now this day only 7,50 in steam. Should I buy it? Hmm..

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November 24th, 2010, 21:27
I just bought it off steam for 7.50

Played some of it from onlive for free to check it out and liked it enough for that price.
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November 24th, 2010, 21:38
Yep, $15 on Amazon for a BOXED and PRINTED MANUAL copy, unless, for some bizarre reason you'd buy it for a console.
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November 24th, 2010, 23:44
Printed manual ain't worth much if anything- it's hardly the manual to Fallout or Baldur's Gate in length or quality.

Originally Posted by zakhal View Post
Alpha Protocol is now this day only 7,50 in steam. Should I buy it? Hmm..
GG have dropped their price to this also.

And, yes, you should buy it. The patch even removes the need for activation too, apparently, though whether it's Steam compatible/ is a Steam auto update I do not know.
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November 25th, 2010, 00:02
http://help.sega.com/index.php?_m=kn…barticleid=865

The patch there says it's for "Digital Download" versions as well, so I would assume that it works for STEAM as well. I hope at least since I applied it to my game… Maybe it'll explode next time I start it, ehehee.
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November 25th, 2010, 00:03
You're right. I just looked at the manual available on Steam. It's looks only slightly better than the Mass Effect manual, which isn't saying much…

I'd prefer the Gamer'sGate download over Steam, since it's a file rather than the Steam app.
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November 25th, 2010, 00:30
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
Yep, $15 on Amazon for a BOXED and PRINTED MANUAL copy, unless, for some bizarre reason you'd buy it for a console.
I guess I need to start checking Amazon more.

There's not much else besides Gamestop and Best Buy in the area I live in, and you rarely find any good deals at either place.
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November 25th, 2010, 00:50
I think the last time I bought a game in a brick and mortar sore was in 2005 (except for an exchange last Xmas).

The time saved by shopping online is HUGE (this is living in LA, though)…
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November 25th, 2010, 05:21
I grabbed this on sale as well. I was looking forward to this game but put off by the comments here. I think it will be worth worth $7.50 though.
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November 25th, 2010, 06:07
Heh, I finally caved in and created a Steam account only for Alpha Protocol.

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