BAMX.com – Free Web Arcade with a Smart Twist

BAMX.com is a web arcade, a collection of flash and html5 games playable in your browser, and is one of my hobby projects these days. When I initially launched the site I didn’t give much thought to game quality or organization but recently the site has undergone a complete overhaul. Here’s a look a the site and I’ll explain the site below…

BAMX.com

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Beware Steam Sale Tactics

Update 2012.12.01: Some advice for getting the best deals during Steam sales: In my experience, Steam will usually have AAA software on more than 50% off but what seem like great deals at 30-50% come early so try to hold out for the over 50% deals. Deals for 75% off happen more often then you think!

I’ve just run into a poor customer relationship experience head on in the past few days with Valve’s Steam, a digital download service. On Wednesday I made a purchase for Max Payne 3 at USD $29.99 and, as you can see now, the price a day later was reduced to $14.99. After requesting a refund or an upgrade for the difference I was told Steam does not provide refunds or exchanges. This is poor, poor customer service and this scenario is why retailers often have ‘price beat’ guarantees even after the purchase up to a certain time period. I like Steam, I really do, I’m a significant customer on their service, but I feel cheated and misleadĀ  so I want to make sure everyone is aware how Steam sales work. They’ll offer a particular set of games at one price one day and then they’ll quite often release a set of those same games later in the sale at a much better deal. So, beware of this tactic and see if you can wait for a dramatic savings. I do not respect Valve for gouging early customers when they’ll be releasing the same games for less later on. This is not how you treat your customers. Valve should know better.

GOG.com releases original Serious Sam – The First Encounter

GOG.com just released Serious Sam – The First Encounter. This is the original version, not the HD version on Steam.

GOG.com just released Serious Sam – The First Encounter. This is the original version, not the HD version on Steam.

GOG.com and Atari Team Up to Deliver Classic Gaming

More respect to GOG.com, purveyors of fine classic gaming wares, on their recently announced partnership to deliver games in partnership with Atari.

More respect to GOG.com, purveyors of fine classic gaming wares, on their recently announced partnership to deliver games from Atari.

I plug GOG quite often but they’ve earned it. They keep delivering knockout retro gaming XP/Vista/7 compatible, DRM-free, ridiculously cheap gaming.

Do yourself a favour and check out their games.

GOG.com and Activision to Release Classics

Congratulations to GOG.com inking a deal with Activision! GOG.com is a great source for classic PC games that are inexpensive, DRM-Free and WinXP/Vista/7.

Congratulations to GOG.com inking a deal with Activision! GOG.com is a great source for classic PC games that are inexpensive, DRM-Free and WinXP/Vista/7.

I have a great amount of respect for GOG.com. Their integrity is untainted thus far in their lifetime. Their stance on publishing great classic PC games that are inexpensive and DRM-free is amazing to see in this day and day.

They even release quite a few non-mainstream games (at least not mainstream in this era) like hardcore RPGS or adventures. It’s not all just 3D FPS games. This is both a blessing and a curse. The guys have integrity but waiting for games you really like (if you’re not into hardcore ones) takes a while. Having said that, I think you’ll be pleased with their catalog.

If you’re a Steam user you’re going to love GOG.com. Steam is laced with DRM and lots of expensive games. GOG.com is just the opposite. Find your brand new games on Steam. Find your great classics on GOG.com!

Congratulations GOG.com! Here’s to you guys and a great future!

Good Ol’ Dosgames.com

I’ve known about dosgames.com for a while now, probably since early 2000s. I never knew it but this guy turns out to be a believer.

I’ve known about dosgames.com for a while now, probably since early 2000s. Even started duplicating his idea for a dos games archive. That didn’t follow through though.

I never knew it but this guy turns out to be a believer. Check out his About Me page and especially his testimony.

And, hey, he’s Canadian to boot, eh, not far from where I live, actually.

Small world…

Worthy: GOG.com

Do yourself a favour and check out GOG.com.

Do yourself a favour and check out GOG.com.

GOG (Good Old Games) specializes in, you guessed it, re-releasing good ol’ games for XP and Vista.

A few highlights:

  • Great, classic games
  • DRM-free
  • Low prices
  • XP/Vista compatible

Once in a while I find something worthy and I don’t mind plugging them at all.

You can find out more at their wikipedia entry.