Steam Holiday Sale 2013

My backlog grew by this much:

  1. Risk of Rain
  2. Batman: Arkham Origins
  3. Papers, Please
  4. Spelunky
  5. McPixel
  6. Mark of the Ninja: Special Edition
  7. The Stanley Parable
  8. Far Cry 3 – Blood Dragon
  9. Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4
  10. Bioshock 2 + Minerva’s Den
  11. Guacamelee! Gold Edition
  12. The Wolf Among Us
  13. Gone Home
  14. The Swapper
  15. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition
  16. Bioshock Infinite – Season Pass
  17. Tomb Raider: Survival Edition

Summary of Summer Sale Damage

Steam Summer Sale has always been a devourer of wallets. These are what I got for myself:

  • Witcher 2 @ $33.49 USD (U.P. $49.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood @ $19.99 USD (U.P. $39.99)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat @ $3.74 USD (U.P. $29.99)
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light @ $3.74 USD (U.P. $14.99)
  • Company of Heroes Gold @ $7.49 USD (U.P. $29.98)

Total: $68.45 USD (U.P. $164.94)
Savings: $96.49 USD (58.5%)

I also got Alien Breed 2 for free from their summer activities and a handful of games which as gifts for some buddies’ birthdays.

 

Run after Assassin’s Creed

I finished Assassin’s Creed in 17.5hrs so I went for a run. I know I’m a few years behind but this is a good a time as any to pick it up. I’m impressed with its technology and design; though I found it a little thin on the plot (that or I couldn’t understand what was going on till the penultimate mission), I felt it set the scene for the sequel perfectly. [(2 more) screenshots on┬áMy Steam profile]

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Borderlands on Steam saving issue quick workaround / fix

I was really excited to play Borderlands today. After decrypting my pre-order, I took a tour around and quickly realise there were issues with saving. After browsing the forums, I found a work-around that seems to work for me. I got my game through Steam and had My Documents pointing to a dedicated partition.

All you have to do is basically add the -nohomedir launch option to Borderlands. You can specify that by accessing the Properties of the game in your Steam games panel.

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Credit to KevSteele and MrKlorox from the GearBox forums for the fix. Honestly, I’m a little disappointed that a bug in a critical system like saving escaped the developers but they’re working hard on a patch which will hopefully clear this and other issues up.

I have no idea how saving works I believe you have to access those stations which are supposed to “register your DNA”. Can anyone clear this up?