@2many2no I love gog so much. I’m not sure I’d necessarily classify it as a “deal site,” but they definitely do have lots of great deals going on constantly. And I really appreciate their original business model of making old games available, cheap, and easy to play legally.
re GOG: They’ve slipped a bit on the “DRM-free” promise too, but for the most part, you can download and play those games without any interference. Even with Steam, I’ll sometimes want to play two games at a time, and it’ll give me grief.
(I have noticed games tend to want to phone home, regardless. I usually let them… expect they’d play nice offline though.)
@2many2no@InnocuousFarmer I’ve heard a little about this, but the games I’m interested in are all so old that I haven’t run into any of it. I’ve also never taken the time to figure out what “gog galaxy” is or why I would want it, but just knowing it’s a service that runs makes me uninterested.
I also have a huge backlog simply due to lack of time to play games.
@2many2no@Limewater Ah yeah, GOG Galaxy is essentially a Steam client clone, just more limited. Somewhat easier management of the games library, synchronization of save files, stuff like that. Maybe a friends list?
@InnocuousFarmer@Limewater You don’t really need GOG Galaxy, the games will either play on Steam or just download them. They have a library of new and old games and occasionally have a free game (sometimes good ones.)
Epic Games also has a free game each week, right now it’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (I think you have to have the Epic Games client to play though.)
@2many2no@Limewater Steam won’t automatically update GOG games though. And I don’t think it will synchronize game saves across computers for non-Steam games. I get a lot of traction out of both those features.
There are a couple of deals subreddits I peruse on occasion, but you’ve made me realize I haven’t really found a replacement for deals.woot since they killed it… Or, for that matter, visited many of the woot properties since then, either… Hmm. Subreddits allow for very focused deals, like r/audioproductiondeals or r/gamingdealsfree, but I’m not aware of a generalized one. I’ve used bfads.net’s emails as sort of a catch-all replacement, but I do miss the community from deals.woot. They had something special there.
Meh rescued me from the woot after the hostile amazoo handover. Woot writing were great. Products was good, but then the humble left the room along with the savings. Thanks Meh for the daily “humility” and the daily obviously appropriate pricing.