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Jiminator 02-27-2009 12:35 PM

The steam store thread
 
discussions on the current steam deals, not about steam

Lost Planet Extreme Condition $4.99 = 75% off
http://store.steampowered.com/app/6510/

Ice world shooter. hell of a deal. hated the final end boss but everything else was great. a bit of a console port, but the explosions are the best I have seen in any game.

ZuljinRaynor 02-27-2009 02:12 PM

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It's really tempting, is Colonies any better or should I just buy this a forget the new content in that version?

TBZ 02-27-2009 02:27 PM

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This is a pretty solid port though, right? Since it's one of the first, if not the first, ports Capcom did in-house, instead of outsourcing it to crap studious like Source-Next, that gave us the shit-tastic ports of RE4, DMC3.
I think I'm gonna get this :)

---------- Post added at 09:27 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:17 PM ----------

Just bought it, the price was too good to pass up :D

ZuljinRaynor 02-27-2009 02:38 PM

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I bought it too. :D

CommanderZx2 02-27-2009 02:53 PM

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Colonies is the same thing, but with some additional multiplayer stuff. I didn't get it as I didn't play multiplayer with this game in the first place.

The PC version of lost planet has 8 control mode styles to choose from for when playing with the keyboard and mouse. Be sure to choose the one that feels the best to play with at the start else you're going to hate the controls.

I think you can access the different styles from a drop down list when you open the options in game.

Damien_Azreal 02-27-2009 02:53 PM

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It's a good game, a lot of fun.

The controls can feel a bit laggy, and the game can be performance heavy at times... it's still a lot of fun. Actually, I haven't played it since I've updated my PC... maybe I should.

CommanderZx2 02-27-2009 03:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Damien_Azreal (Post 834741)
It's a good game, a lot of fun.

The controls can feel a bit laggy, and the game can be performance heavy at times... it's still a lot of fun. Actually, I haven't played it since I've updated my PC... maybe I should.

Try some of the other control styles, I think I may have played using Fixed 8.

Superczar 02-27-2009 04:22 PM

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Sweet, it was on the list of games I was waiting for to go on sale!

Simon Charles 02-27-2009 08:27 PM

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TF2 was 9,99$ until recently. Quality this cheap is rare.

That sounded wrong.

Water12356 02-27-2009 09:13 PM

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Simon = The unoffical TF2 call-girl. :D j/k

And now to make a hypocritical pun by calling myself a cheap whore...

Come on Mass Effect! Go on sale now! :p

Simon Charles 02-27-2009 10:53 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Water12356 (Post 834884)
Simon = The unoffical TF2 call-girl. :D j/k

It has serviced me well for a whole year. Tons of fun at a bargain price. :p

Jiminator 02-28-2009 02:49 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
mass effect is 20 bucks. that is pretty cheap for a game that came out a few months ago. I suppose though it was knocked really bad because of the original drm

ZuljinRaynor 02-28-2009 03:20 AM

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It's been over half a year, even more.

gt1750 02-28-2009 03:26 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jiminator (Post 834980)
mass effect is 20 bucks. that is pretty cheap for a game that came out a few months ago. I suppose though it was knocked really bad because of the original drm

But not on steam. They want 44.99 EUR for the game, which is 1300 CZK while the retail version costs around 800 CZK (still too expensive for me :p)

So I'm joining the "Come on Mass Effect! Go on sale now!" group :)

Jiminator 02-28-2009 04:17 AM

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hrm, sorry to hear that, they must have to do different deals in different markets. here it is $20 bucks.

Klaus Kinski 02-28-2009 04:21 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jiminator (Post 834998)
hrm, sorry to hear that, they must have to do different deals in different markets. here it is $20 bucks.

AFAIK, they just converted the US$ prices in € at 1:1, people made a big fuss about it. If it's $20 for you, it should be 20 € here.

Kristian Joensen 02-28-2009 04:32 PM

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$20 is 15.85 €.

20 € is $25.29.

Edit:

According to valutakurser.dk that is.

Klaus Kinski 02-28-2009 05:40 PM

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That's why everbody is so upset, europeans suddenly pay more than before. I don't care, I like paying less (greedy SOB that I am) but now I pay exactly the same prices that I pay at other retailers too. It was great as long as it lasted.

Reaper 02-28-2009 06:14 PM

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I believe he meant to say "if they converted 1:1...". I think it's apparent that is not the case. I don't believe it should be 1:1, it should go by the value of their currency compared to the US dollar... but when presented with problems like these, most people make compromises.

TBZ 02-28-2009 06:22 PM

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Please don't turn this into a $ vs € thread, it'll only get it locked, or attract the Steam haters.

Danule 02-28-2009 06:26 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
is lost planet a good game?

TBZ 02-28-2009 06:39 PM

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I'd say it's decent, nothing special, but fun enough to pay the current price, and it looks pretty too, if you have a machine capable of running it.

Duke's New Chainsaw 02-28-2009 07:07 PM

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Too bad it's not the Colonies Edition.

Danule 03-02-2009 12:06 AM

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anyone get lost planet? its messed up. my controller is ultra sensitive, and than if i try to use my mouse it dosent really work. none of the controls are working properly...

TBZ 03-02-2009 12:34 AM

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Is the aiming to sensitive? There are several modes to select from in the control menu, to the right of the movement controls. Try some of those out, see if that helps.

Paroxysm 03-02-2009 01:11 AM

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$5 well spent. No control issues for me except that the PC controls are a little retarded by default.

Danule: With a mouse I find the game is barely sensitive enough after you've turned it up the full way. Might perform different with a game pad. Not sure if the mouse sensitivity will adjust that too.

Jiminator 03-05-2009 03:34 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
This weekend is UT3 Black edition $11.99 from $19.99,
free trial for the weekend

http://store.steampowered.com/app/13210/

The black edition includes the titan pack expansion, all the steam achievements and so forth. may be worth taking a look at.

Danule 03-05-2009 07:39 PM

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for some reason it doesn't like my game pad, which would make the game fun, using a mouse in a game like this is too easy and takes away from the difficulty.

Phayzon 03-05-2009 08:39 PM

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Another note about UT3, its free to play this weekend. Surely worth a shot if you don't own it ;)

TBZ 03-07-2009 01:34 AM

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World of Goo is 75% off this weekend, putting it at $4.99/4,99€
http://store.steampowered.com/app/22000/

Talos 03-07-2009 06:15 AM

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Cool! Bought!

MAT 03-07-2009 10:25 AM

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Me, too. Incredible price for such a great game.

Best $5.0 ever spent!

TBZ 03-07-2009 11:46 AM

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Yeah, I bought it too, too good a price to pass up.

TBZ 03-13-2009 03:50 AM

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To celebrate the new patch for Red Orchestra, which includes achievements, the game is 66% off this weekend, putting it at $4.99/4,99€.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/1200/

Burnout Paradise - The Ultimate Box has also made it's way to Steam.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/24740/

hanged_man 03-13-2009 06:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TBZ (Post 840977)
To celebrate the new patch for Red Orchestra, which includes achievements, the game is 66% off this weekend, putting it at $4.99/4,99€.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/1200/

Is Red Orchestra any good ? i cant find any decent video on youtube that shows how intense the fighting in this game is. can anyone recommend it or describe what it's like for me ? and most importantly, do people still play this ? i dont wanna end up playing against bots like in Frontlines fuel of war or UT3

peoplessi 03-13-2009 09:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hanged_man (Post 841314)
Is Red Orchestra any good ? i cant find any decent video on youtube that shows how intense the fighting in this game is. can anyone recommend it or describe what it's like for me ? and most importantly, do people still play this ? i dont wanna end up playing against bots like in Frontlines fuel of war or UT3

People play it, but it's very different to your average online shooter. It's more paced, you can't just run guns blazing and kill 10 people that way. You need to use more brains and move wisely. Suffice to say, it's not arcade in anyway. It has ironsights :) I liked the gameplay, but then again it might not be the thing for everyone. Tank battles are most fun, but combat in cities are fun too. It features the only proper MG42 implementation in games, it's impressive sight to see when MG42 lays fire.

There is always people around, but the steeper learning curve might turn off some people.

hanged_man 03-14-2009 05:50 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by peoplessi (Post 841403)
People play it, but it's very different to your average online shooter. It's more paced, you can't just run guns blazing and kill 10 people that way. You need to use more brains and move wisely. Suffice to say, it's not arcade in anyway. It has ironsights :) I liked the gameplay, but then again it might not be the thing for everyone. Tank battles are most fun, but combat in cities are fun too. It features the only proper MG42 implementation in games, it's impressive sight to see when MG42 lays fire.

There is always people around, but the steeper learning curve might turn off some people.

that's exactly what im looking for, ive already bought after my post, it's just 5$ and im going to try it now. Thanks.

Simon Charles 03-14-2009 06:30 AM

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Anyone else having these issues with Steam :

1) I download at a pitiful 100k/s instead of the usual 850.

2) Anytime a product is done downloading or updating, the Steam popup says "L4D has finished downloading". It's never the game I'm updating, always L4D.

Llama Gibbz 03-14-2009 06:45 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Simon Charles (Post 841502)
Anyone else having these issues with Steam :

1) I download at a pitiful 100k/s instead of the usual 850.

2) Anytime a product is done downloading or updating, the Steam popup says "L4D has finished downloading". It's never the game I'm updating, always L4D.

Yep.

I also was getting "app hang",deleted my .blob files.
Works but the L4D pop ups still come up.

Simon Charles 03-14-2009 07:07 AM

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Huh... strange.

More strange, it starts at 850k/s but then quickly goes down the toilet, regardless of the city selected. I disabled all background apps, deleted the blob file, rebooted... nothing. Even after more than 24 hours, it's still horribly slow.

Oh good, some change : it went from 100k/s to 50/ks. :mad:

Phait 03-14-2009 09:48 AM

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Could be worse, 5k/sec

Jiminator 03-20-2009 12:22 PM

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steam has zeno clash preorder @ 50% off, $9.99
its a first person melee fighter game based on source, looks like it might be interesting,
curious though as to the length, content and repetitiveness...

also odd world, abe's oddysee, abe's exoddus, $2.50 each or $3.75 for both. Great games, I wish they had not switched to xbox only platform after those.

Vroomfondel 03-20-2009 01:39 PM

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Pre-purchased Zeno Clash. Hope it doesn't suck. :o

hanged_man 03-20-2009 02:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Vroomfondel (Post 844390)
Pre-purchased Zeno Clash. Hope it doesn't suck. :o

i didnt know this got released. please let us know what you think about it.

TBZ 03-20-2009 03:01 PM

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Zeno Clash hasn't been released yet, it's not getting released until April 21, this was just a pre-order offer and it has ended now.
There will be another pre-order offer closer to release at 25% off.

Paroxysm 03-20-2009 05:14 PM

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Yeah I've been following Zeno Clash for ages so it got a purchase for me too. Hope its release doesn't disappoint

TBZ 03-24-2009 10:46 AM

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Prince of Persia is 50% off today.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/19980/

Damien_Azreal 03-24-2009 01:04 PM

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Ugh... that's still to much for that game IMO.

Jiminator 03-24-2009 01:14 PM

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they are doing a 50% off of various ubi games this week. hopefully they get something good up, although I am not sure what that would be. What I find annoying was that I was going to pick up zeno clash, but the price had jumped a few hours after I made the post. :( Oh well, I did pick up UT3 and the oddworld games (again). Now to find some time when I get sick of L4D to install UT3.... :)

Superczar 03-26-2009 08:58 PM

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FarCry2 $15!

fast-1 03-26-2009 09:04 PM

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Sam & Max 4 Free episode. :)

Lain 03-26-2009 09:34 PM

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got far cry 2 and assasin's creed, i just think that far cry 2, is worth the sale, IMO prince of persia doesn't look like a must buy, still waiting for fallout 3 price to drop to at least 25

Vroomfondel 03-27-2009 10:52 AM

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Weekend deal is $9.99 for the Ubisoft Classic Pack, which includes Beyond Good and Evil, Far Cry, IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 and Dark Messiah. Dark Messiah is not available outside North America though, so it's a bit of a rip-off for the rest of the world.

Jiminator 03-27-2009 11:08 AM

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Steam is becoming like a movie of the week club. Really their deals are cheaper than going to the movies, and can give much more pleasure. Kudos to their business model. Also L4D hit 2.5 million retail sales, this is outside of steam. Valve is looking like a pretty strong company, especially for publishing games. I did pick up Farcry2, and they must be getting killer sales because they extended that sale through Monday. The classic pack - maybe. Is IL-2 good? I liked the demo for dark messiah.

Superczar 03-27-2009 11:57 AM

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Shit, I was going to get IL-2 (mine only has a few of the extra missions and whatnot) and having the first FarCry on Steam is nicer than my 5-disc install (:o), but I already got the other games lol... Oh well $10 for those 2 isn't bad anyway...

Simon Charles 03-27-2009 04:30 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Steam dead for anyone else? It freezes on launch. Can't even get to My Games list.

Llama Gibbz 03-27-2009 04:34 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Simon Charles (Post 847937)
Steam dead for anyone else? It freezes on launch. Can't even get to My Games list.

I cant even log on.

ZuljinRaynor 03-27-2009 04:40 PM

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Steam seems to be down ATM.

fast-1 03-27-2009 05:19 PM

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I cannot log into Steam :(.

Paroxysm 03-27-2009 06:50 PM

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fine here

Simon Charles 03-27-2009 09:40 PM

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Puzzle Quest for 10$. Disciples II Gold for 20$. That's some good value.

peoplessi 03-27-2009 10:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Simon Charles (Post 848076)
Puzzle Quest for 10$. Disciples II Gold for 20$. That's some good value.

Disciples II Gold is $9.99 on gog.com

Simon Charles 03-28-2009 01:54 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by peoplessi (Post 848089)
Disciples II Gold is $9.99 on gog.com

Boo! Bad purchase for me. :(

Duke's New Chainsaw 03-28-2009 02:52 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuljinRaynor (Post 847949)
Steam seems to be down ATM.

Someone say ATM?

Oh wait... :doh:

TBZ 04-03-2009 10:11 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
This weekends sale is Tomb Raider: Anniversary, it's 75% off.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/8000/

Superczar 04-03-2009 10:18 AM

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Ah another game purchased then, that will put me up near 150. :D

TBZ 04-03-2009 10:19 AM

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Dammit, Super, I will never catch up with you if you keep buying games! :tinyted:

Stense 04-03-2009 10:48 AM

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May as well pick it up for the £3.50 it is. I've not played a Tomb Raider game for yonks, so it will be interesting to see how they compare to what I remember.

Simon Charles 04-03-2009 05:33 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TBZ (Post 851367)
This weekends sale is Tomb Raider: Anniversary, it's 75% off.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/8000/

:eek: That's the cheapest price I've ever seen for a game of that quality, one that's so recent too.

Superczar 04-03-2009 08:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Stense (Post 851378)
May as well pick it up for the £3.50 it is. I've not played a Tomb Raider game for yonks, so it will be interesting to see how they compare to what I remember.

The new ones are infinitely better than the first couple.

Simon Charles 04-03-2009 09:21 PM

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Well, I'm glad Anniversary was only 5$. Lara moves like a brick truck, the camera fights you every step of the way and graphics are already outdated. Couldn't even get past the tutorial ledge. I'm getting too old for these games. :mryuck:

Superczar 04-04-2009 11:51 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Simon Charles (Post 851666)
Well, I'm glad Anniversary was only 5$. Lara moves like a brick truck, the camera fights you every step of the way and graphics are already outdated. Couldn't even get past the tutorial ledge. I'm getting too old for these games. :mryuck:

Simon your game failures are stuff of legends my man. :D :p

ZuljinRaynor 04-04-2009 01:45 PM

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Graphics outdated? Seriously you got problems. For a 2006 game, it's still beautiful.

Simon Charles 04-04-2009 01:53 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Superczar (Post 851862)
Simon your game failures are stuff of legends my man. :D :p

Indeed, Lara mirrored my attempts perfectly : banging her head on walls, going nowhere. I wanted to scream at my screen after five minutes. I'm sure kids today can play these things but I'm a relic.

Talos 04-04-2009 02:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Simon Charles (Post 851912)
Indeed, Lara mirrored my attempts perfectly : banging her head on walls, going nowhere. I wanted to scream at my screen after five minutes. I'm sure kids today can play these things but I'm a relic.

Honestly I think it plays VERY much like the original which is pretty "relic" too ;) I actually liked Anniversary for being harder than Legend for instance. You really need to check your environment on this one. I like it :love:

Thief 04-04-2009 06:01 PM

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Yeah, of the 3 Tomb Raider games I've played (Legend, Anniversary, Underworld), I like Anniversary the best by far. Boss fights are awesome too.

Sailboat 04-04-2009 06:39 PM

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Just bought Anniversary last night, been playing it for about 3 hours now.
Never really got into Tomb Raider back on the Playstation, but I played a bit here and there.
All I can say about Anniversary is, wow, just wow! Only 5 bucks, this is one of the best purchases I have made on Steam yet.
Everything about the game I really enjoy, even dying repeatedly on the same jump until you get it right. Overall the feeling of "really" Tomb Raiding is strong enough for me to get lost in it for hours.
I have a feeling once I finish Anniversary, I'm going to want to pick up Legend and probably Underworld too.

Simon Charles 04-05-2009 05:13 PM

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Anyone having Anniversary being a big pain? Every time I perform a ledge jump, there's a motion-blur freeze that makes the framerate skip and lag.

Also, the game locks up on tutorial messages. Not always, but often. The messages stay on screen for 30 seconds and then the game resumes, or it freezes permanently and I have to alt-tab out and kill it with the task manager.

Neither Steam or Eidos support have anything on it.

Superczar 04-06-2009 12:19 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Simon Charles (Post 852509)
Anyone having Anniversary being a big pain? Every time I perform a ledge jump, there's a motion-blur freeze that makes the framerate skip and lag.

Also, the game locks up on tutorial messages. Not always, but often. The messages stay on screen for 30 seconds and then the game resumes, or it freezes permanently and I have to alt-tab out and kill it with the task manager.

Neither Steam or Eidos support have anything on it.

ROFLMAO! Only you Simon, only you... ;)

ZuljinRaynor 04-06-2009 12:25 AM

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I guess the game knows that you crticize every game out there so it said "**** it, let's make it a pain from the start." :p

Steve 04-06-2009 12:31 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuljinRaynor (Post 852700)
I guess the game knows that you crticize every game out there so it said "**** it, let's make it a pain from the start." :p

Now, now... that's negative! :mad:

ZuljinRaynor 04-06-2009 12:34 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve (Post 852706)
Now, now... that's negative! :mad:

Well, it is a game published by Eidos and after all, Eidos hates people who hate games. Remember Kane and Lynch? Jeff Gerstmann got fired from Gamespot (who GS and Eidos deny) cause he said the game sucked! Talk about evil! :p

Simon Charles 04-06-2009 04:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Superczar (Post 852695)
ROFLMAO! Only you Simon, only you... ;)

Of course! :D

Also, bats clip through the ground and trash about wildly in the geometry when they die. They get stuck rotating into rocks and walls with a crazy corrupt animation.

Jiminator 04-06-2009 06:01 PM

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i tried one of those tomb raider games a whole bunch of years back and conclusion was that it was crap, not for me. I never could understand the fascination. now the stripper video of the model, that I could relate to.... :)

TBZ 04-06-2009 07:43 PM

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"Genesis Rising and Painkiller Overdose are each now available for new low price of just $4.99 / £3.99 / 4,99 €."

Jiminator 04-06-2009 08:00 PM

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Genesis rising any good? I'll pick up PK:OD to support the company, but I know already that the balance is horribly off.

TBZ 04-08-2009 11:05 AM

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Strategy First Spring Thank-You Sale
Save 50% on all titles or get entire Strategy First catalogue for one low price!

Seems to be some decent games here, like the FlatOut games, don't really know about the other games.
Check the publisher page for all the titles available: Strategy First

Sale ends on April 13.

Jiminator 04-08-2009 11:35 AM

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Also looks like they have the entire strategy first game catalog for sale for $75, some 28 games, including sacred gold, perimiter 2:new earth, 2 disciples II games... some of the stuff is likely to be pretty good.

Simon Charles 04-09-2009 06:41 PM

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Eidos support gave up on me. Got one final message telling to reinstall the game. That's it. Ticket closed. :mad:

Easter Steam sale looks awesome. Some games are 4.99$ and even 2.99$. Sacred Gold is dirt cheap. All Strategy First titles are rock bottom too.

Man, games for 2.99$. How has the landscape changed from 10 years ago.

Jiminator 04-09-2009 09:27 PM

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I think it is more a statement about the economy and what some companies are doing to survive. Not that I think it is bad business sense, I think it is great, works well for all involved. Just in the past many were not willing to look at the electronic distribution channel, associating it with piracy.

Superczar 04-09-2009 10:57 PM

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I think it's just now everyone has a more or less centralized "bargain bin" to choose from. :p

Water12356 04-09-2009 11:38 PM

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Will the easter sale start saturday or sunday? its not up right now.

razgriz 04-10-2009 09:57 AM

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Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death

Is it worth 7.99? I enjoyed the Stallone movie and comic books.

TBZ 04-10-2009 05:28 PM

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The Peggle Complete Pack is 50% off this weekend, includes Peggle Deluxe, and Peggle Nights.

Thief 04-10-2009 09:31 PM

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Steam released Braid today! Had no idea it was being released for PC. $14.99...it's as good as mine!

Superczar 04-11-2009 12:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by razgriz (Post 854665)
Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death

Is it worth 7.99? I enjoyed the Stallone movie and comic books.

Well it was a big flop that has a somewhat infamous history here on the forums, but I'm curious too to see how bad it really is.

I was thinking of trying Exodus From The Earth, it's $10 but the reviews seem to be a mixed bag.

TBZ 04-11-2009 01:46 PM

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Braid was released for the PC today, and it's available on Steam and other online stores.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/26800/

PsychoGoatee 04-14-2009 03:59 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by razgriz (Post 854665)
Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death

Is it worth 7.99? I enjoyed the Stallone movie and comic books.

I'd say yes it is. The graphics and gameplay are quite antiquicated, but the game has heart and atmosphere.

Flawed, but fun. I'd put it there with ambitious Quake 2 engine games like Kingpin or something. :cool:

TBZ 04-15-2009 10:43 AM

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A demo for Dawn of War II just got released, and the full game is 25% off until April 20.

M-Jay 04-15-2009 11:19 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TBZ (Post 856760)
A demo for Dawn of War II just got released, and the full game is 25% off until April 20.

mp demo?
EDIT: sp demo.

TBZ 04-15-2009 11:27 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Yeah, sorry, I should've specified that, it is indeed a singleplayer demo.

Jiminator 04-15-2009 01:50 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
how good is braid in terms of fun? What does it compare to? reason being the pc version includes a level editor (launch with -editor in the command string). They will be adding an ability to upload photoshop backgrounds.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/58156

Paroxysm 04-15-2009 04:43 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
I think Braid is an amazing game. It's worth trying first though. I don't know if there's a demo on PC like the trial on 360.

Simon Charles 04-15-2009 05:41 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jiminator (Post 856843)
how good is braid in terms of fun? What does it compare to? reason being the pc version includes a level editor (launch with -editor in the command string). They will be adding an ability to upload photoshop backgrounds.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/58156

You really need to try for yourself to understand. It's... odd. Personally, I hated it.

Phayzon 04-15-2009 06:08 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Simon Charles (Post 856971)
You really need to try for yourself to understand. It's... odd. Personally, I hated it.

But does your opinion really count anymore? :D ;) :p

ZuljinRaynor 04-15-2009 06:12 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
I hated the demo too.

Damien_Azreal 04-15-2009 07:32 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
I didn't hate the demo... I just don't see what the big deal is. Yes the art style is really cool... but past that, meh.

Paroxysm 04-15-2009 08:31 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
It has one of the best final levels ever and the puzzles get really clever and rewarding as the game progresses.

Superczar 04-15-2009 09:00 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Damien_Azreal (Post 857014)
I didn't hate the demo... I just don't see what the big deal is. Yes the art style is really cool... but past that, meh.

Mostly the reason I didn't like it. And the fact that everything about teh game is pretty much ripped-off.

There is a demo on Steam.

Paroxysm 04-15-2009 11:46 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Ripped off of what? Most of the stuff in there I haven't played anywhere else. Levels with time relative to the x axis for instance. I can think of a few examples of time manipulation in games that is similar (especially in using multiple copies of yourself) but Braid has a pretty wide variety and takes it much further than most.

How many other games do you double jump by jumping off a creature then rewinding time to when the creature was still alive then jumping on it again? :P (small example)

TBZ 04-15-2009 11:51 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paroxysm (Post 857149)
How many other games do you double jump by jumping off a creature then rewinding time to when the creature was still alive then jumping on it again? :P (small example)

I guess Superczar means the platforming in the game being rip-off from other games, me personally I'd say it's an homage, but whatever I guess :)

Paroxysm 04-16-2009 12:07 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Well you can certainly say it's basic plat forming is borrowed. It's typical of the genre. I wouldn't really think adhering to the expectations of the genre you game is part of is really ripping off though.

Games like Blinx and Cursor*10 certainly have some time concept similar to certain areas in Braid but those parts are only elements of a much larger game. A game can hardly have no overlap with previous concepts.

Superczar 04-16-2009 12:48 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Actually the time thing I said was kinda cool, in the Last Game Played thread.

Paroxysm 04-16-2009 04:26 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quoted from other thread
Quote:

The time thing is cool though, but honestly, this game is an utter ripoff of so many games (and it's blatant). I don't understand why so many people and media praised this, there isn't much new or innovative here, and I am fairly sure the time thing has been done before, just maybe not quite like this one...
Considering the entire game is messing around with time (and the overly pretentious ambiguous plot I guess) what on earth do you mean by calling it a rip off? Other games haven't used time like this and the rest is just typical platforming conventions (which is a pretty important grounding to have if you're going to have alterations of the basic rules every level).

---------- Post added at 04:26 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:20 AM ----------

And obviously it plays with the Mario classical symbolism with the pursuit of the princess and "the princess is in another castle" stuff. It uses those references quite plainly and openly and the reason why will become more apparent as the game progresses. Direct reference isn't ripping off.

ZuljinRaynor 04-16-2009 05:34 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
I wish it ripped off the fun from other games.

Paroxysm 04-16-2009 06:08 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Eh can't do anything about whether you like it or not. I certainly think it's worth taking a look at it though.

Superczar 04-16-2009 09:39 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paroxysm (Post 857241)
Eh can't do anything about whether you like it or not. I certainly think it's worth taking a look at it though.

We did. We just didn't hop on the hype train like everyone else. The game simply didn't deserve the praise it got. It's barely an average platformer. I feel that I have played better, that's all I can say.

Simon Charles 04-16-2009 04:55 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Phayzon (Post 856983)
But does your opinion really count anymore? :D ;) :p

Hey, I'm much less of a self-centered, know-it-all jerk than I used to be. :D I used to be much worse with my opinions (no, they don't matter anymore).

Braid isn't for everyone. It's one of those love-it-or-hate-it thing. For me, what killed it was the sappy story and the thoroughly ugly character. Everything felt like it tried too much to be cute. The time-control gameplay was okay but even the demo defeated me so I certaintly won't pay for a game of which I'll experience less than 25%.

Floaty jumping was also horrid.

TBZ 04-17-2009 12:52 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
This weeks weekend deal is Football Manager 2009, it's 50% off.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/10540/

ZuljinRaynor 04-17-2009 12:58 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
http://store.steampowered.com/app/10560/ Is the World Wide Soccer Manager version.

You will get redirected to the one that fits your region.

TBZ 04-17-2009 01:20 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
In countries where you can't buy Football Manager 2009 on Steam (China, Germany, Japan, Korea and Russia), the weekend deal is Universe at War instead

http://store.steampowered.com/app/10430/


EDIT EDIT EDIT

Okay, forget what I said here, the Football Manager 2009 weekend deal is only for the US/NA now it seems, under the name World Wide Soccer Manager, and EU apparently gets Universe at War instead, which makes no sense since there most likely are more football fans in EU than in the US :confused:

But whatever, SEGA have been making retarded decicions for years now.

TBZ 04-17-2009 10:59 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Okay jesus christ, now it's back to Football Manager 2009 here, and the weekend sale for Universe at War is gone.

Jiminator 04-19-2009 11:03 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
BTW, not steam, but direct2drive has zeno clash for 50% off, they list steam as the DRM system, so it should give a compatible key. may be worth getting. i picked up a copy. the sale is through "sunday" only, so it will probably expire shortly

http://www.direct2drive.com/7949/pro...nload?cmp=fpfp

TBZ 04-20-2009 01:39 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Yeah, I think you get the activation key in an email from D2D after you buy it/the game has been released, and you activate it on Steam, as the game use the Steam DRM/copy protection/thing.

Phayzon 04-20-2009 05:14 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZuljinRaynor (Post 857228)
I wish it ripped off the fun from other games.

I say that about a lot of games. ;)

Simon Charles 04-20-2009 06:21 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Maybe this thread could be renamed "Online game stores" and merged with all the other ones? That way we could talk about all our digital purchases going on and discuss all the online stores in a single thread? GoG, direct2drive, Impulse, Steam, the deals, the sales, etc, all here?

ZuljinRaynor 04-20-2009 06:27 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
No, because then you will have post after post of tommy-vercetti trying to keep saying "GOG > STEAM" and bash Steam. :p

TBZ 04-22-2009 04:08 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
If people could keep to posting about the various deals, and NOT compare the different forms of DRM and how it is the devil, then sure, that would be awesome.
But then it should be limited to the deals only, and any troubleshooting for games should be in their respective threads and/or the forums of the specific store.

Stense 04-22-2009 11:34 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Plants Vs Zombies is up for pre-order now. As an added bonus you get Heavy Weapon Deluxe to play now when you order. PvZ looks so amusingly silly I couldn't help myself. The free game isn't particulary great though.

Superczar 04-23-2009 07:52 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
A couple MMO's are up now. Guild Wars looks interesting and apparantly no monthly fee.

Battleforge for some reason doesn't look interesting at all, I don't know why, maybe I am too picky with RTS's.

Checked out the Stalin vs. Martians screenies, would look fun if the Martians didn't seem so cartoonishly awful. But I guess this isn't supposed to be any sort of "serious" game.

ZuljinRaynor 04-24-2009 04:06 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Guild Wars is not an MMO no matter how much some people say it is. :p

peoplessi 04-24-2009 05:27 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Battleforge is ok, bit too simple for my taste. But the whole "card" scheme works about right, not bad. Could have been more diverse, there is demo of it available, so those interested might wanna check that out.

TBZ 04-24-2009 01:33 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Weekend deal is The Orange Box, 66% off, $9.99/9,99€.
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/469/

That's damn cheap for what you get, so if you haven't bought it yet, get it now, or get it for a friend or something.

Phayzon 04-24-2009 05:54 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Superczar (Post 861199)
Guild Wars looks interesting and apparantly no monthly fee.

I found it pretty interesting. And yes, no monthly fee. Also, if you plan on buying just one, I highly recommend Nightfall over the other 2.

Superczar 04-24-2009 05:57 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TBZ (Post 861477)
Weekend deal is The Orange Box, 66% off, $9.99/9,99€.
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/469/

That's damn cheap for what you get, so if you haven't bought it yet, get it now, or get it for a friend or something.

Yeah I told my friend about this earlier about how it was on sale, and he might grab it. Though I thought he already did, but I guess he just bought Portal by itself... :o

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phayzon (Post 861578)
I found it pretty interesting. And yes, no monthly fee. Also, if you plan on buying just one, I highly recommend Nightfall over the other 2.

I'll wait until a sale maybe grab the whole pack...

Phayzon 04-24-2009 05:58 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
I think the whole pack retail is only $30 or $40, while on Steam its $50. I cant say for sure though.

Jiminator 04-29-2009 09:42 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Steam will be having a free 24 hour trial of left 4 dead on Friday. Anyone not having the game should give it a spin. Especially the haters.... :)

http://store.steampowered.com/news/2458/

they will probably also have the game on sale, so may be a good time to pick it up if you like it.

Water12356 04-30-2009 12:28 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Hudson! You need to play this weekend so I can coop with ya. :) Its "free" so no excuses. :p

TBZ 04-30-2009 07:53 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Not a sale or anything, but you can get the Dawn of War II soundtrack for free on the store page for the game:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/15620/

It's 20 songs, encoded to 320 kbps.

TBZ 04-30-2009 06:21 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
In addition to the 24-hour free trial of L4D, the game is also 40% off this weekend

http://store.steampowered.com/app/500/

TBZ 05-01-2009 07:01 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Weekend deal this week is HAWX, which is 40% off (25% in EU)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/21900/

Phayzon 05-03-2009 03:29 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Tried the HAWX demo last night. Bought it this morning, good fun! :)

Just need to wait like 6 more hours for it to download... :p

Jiminator 05-07-2009 09:56 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Defense Grid: The Awakening 75% off ($5)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/18500/

it is a tower defense game. great fun. some 20 levels and a bunch of challenge modes for each level after that.

Paroxysm 05-08-2009 01:23 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Yeah anyone who hasn't played Defense Grid I highly recommend it. I got my $20 worth from it easy and at $5 who can complain!?

TBZ 05-08-2009 12:08 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Universe at War: Earth Assault is 75% off this weekend.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/10430/

Thief 05-11-2009 06:18 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Anyone taken a chance with the game Cogs? It's a brain-buster puzzle game of sorts...thinking of getting it. Unfortunately there's no forum dedicated to it so user impressions are limited. One or two official reviews out there, but not much to go by.

Anyone?

Phayzon 05-11-2009 09:00 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
I enjoyed Defense Grid as well. ;)

Superczar 05-14-2009 08:02 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Season 1 is on sale, half off, $18 on Steam:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/8340/

Sam and Max Seasons 1 & 2 are also 50% off each:

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/539/
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/765/

fast-1 05-25-2009 11:51 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
http://www.teamfortress.com/sniper_v...01_english.htm

Click the arrows on right to see the new items you can get.

Delicieuxz 05-29-2009 09:32 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Unreal Deal Pack, - $19.99 until June 7th!

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/683/

Package includes:

Unreal Gold
Unreal 2
UT GotY edition
UT 2004 EC edition
UT 3 Black edition


Nice score? I bought it. I don't own any of them, but I remember having a lot of fun playing the first UT when it came out. If people are still online playing that one, I'll be stoked. Everything else in this package is entirely new for me to discover. I'm actually excited :o

Kalki 05-30-2009 12:47 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Purchased it. This would be my first on the Steam Store.

I only had UT previously but I did play the heck out of the 2k4 demo, and that was what drove me to make this buy. Having the price about what they physically sell UT3 here for was a factor obviously. Preloading Unreal Gold now.

Stense 05-30-2009 06:35 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Freedom Force on Steam. A great game (and its sequel too) that well worth checking out if you want a good superhero rpg game.

lordlonelobo 05-30-2009 08:14 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
That's a good price. I was just reading, UT3 "Black" is UT3 with the titan pack, and I have to say, Betrayal is an extremely fun gameplay mode, especially on smaller maps where it can be more frantic, like Hollywood Holocaust.

UT2k4 is also awesome, really good mods out there, like Killing Floor, but there are many others as well.

Thief 06-17-2009 04:35 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Lots of worthy additions this week:

Elder Scrolls Deluxe Pack (Morrowind GOTY edition/Oblivion GOTY edition)
Separate releases of the Morrowind GOTY edition & Oblivion GOTY edition

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Riddick: Dark Athena

Ghostbusters (cheapest price for the Non-US population)

Plus a few more compilation packs were released today. I'll be getting Call of Cthulhu for sure, as Ebay seems to have stopped selling it.

Delicieuxz 06-17-2009 05:47 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Thief (Post 882324)
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

0_o

Wasn't that game notoriously buggy, and typically wouldn't even play past a certain room early on in the game? Also, didn't the developer go bankrupt and disappear?

Did somebody finish up this game for its Steam release?

Simon Charles 06-17-2009 05:55 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Delicieuxz (Post 878586)
Nice score? I bought it. I don't own any of them, but I remember having a lot of fun playing the first UT when it came out. If people are still online playing that one, I'll be stoked. Everything else in this package is entirely new for me to discover. I'm actually excited :o

UT2004 maybe. Others I wouldn't know. UT2004 felt close to the original UT but playing it today, I feel it hasn't aged too well. Some of the deathmatch maps feel gigantic, completely out of proportions with the percieved size of your character and the jumps you do. Movement feels odd now.

The fast pace and iconic locations are still nice though, as well as some of the weapons. And it runs gorgeous and silky smooth with everything maxed on today's machines. The last worthy Unreal product IMO (Unreal 2 and 3 are :mryuck:).

Thief 06-18-2009 03:00 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Delicieuxz (Post 882346)
0_o

Wasn't that game notoriously buggy, and typically wouldn't even play past a certain room early on in the game? Also, didn't the developer go bankrupt and disappear?

Did somebody finish up this game for its Steam release?

Yes, I've read my fair share of problems with this game, but it's also well liked on this forum...figured I'd give it a shot.

Damien_Azreal 06-18-2009 03:12 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Delicieuxz (Post 882346)
0_o

Wasn't that game notoriously buggy, and typically wouldn't even play past a certain room early on in the game? Also, didn't the developer go bankrupt and disappear?

Did somebody finish up this game for its Steam release?

It was buggy, but not that bad. It's fully playable, and there is a patch out there that improves things.

Delicieuxz 06-26-2009 03:44 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic for only $5 this weekend!

Zeno Clash is also 50% off this weekend.

The full version of ArmA 2 is also out on Steam, despite it having been listed for a June 30th release date.

Simon Charles 06-26-2009 06:12 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Delicieuxz (Post 884014)
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic for only $5 this weekend!

Still not worth it. Bloody awful game.

Damien_Azreal 06-26-2009 06:14 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Simon Charles (Post 884032)
Still not worth it. Bloody awful game.

No it's not... in your opinion maybe, but that doesn't make it so for everyone. It's an okay game, not great... but a fun one.

Simon Charles 06-26-2009 06:16 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Damien_Azreal (Post 884033)
No it's not... in your opinion maybe, but that doesn't make it so for everyone. It's an okay game, not great... but a fun one.

For what it tried to do compared to how it failed at it, yeah, it's awful. Melee combat was supposed to be the star of the show and it reeked. Sucked all the fun out of it.

Loke 06-26-2009 06:20 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Delicieuxz (Post 878586)
Nice score? I bought it. I don't own any of them, but I remember having a lot of fun playing the first UT when it came out. If people are still online playing that one, I'll be stoked.

People still play that online. Last time I checked there were hundred of servers up (although most were empty).

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delicieuxz (Post 878586)
Everything else in this package is entirely new for me to discover. I'm actually excited :o

Wish I were you. :/

Thief 06-26-2009 07:10 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Sweet! Been waiting for Zeno Clash to drop in price a bit.

Delicieuxz 06-26-2009 10:26 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Simon Charles (Post 884034)
For what it tried to do compared to how it failed at it, yeah, it's awful. Melee combat was supposed to be the star of the show and it reeked. Sucked all the fun out of it.

I notice a trend where you tend to be at odds (or "wrong") with everyone on everything you ever say about games. Melee combat was fantastic. There were several unique things in DM which were done well. The weakest point of the game for me is the level variety. Hardly any beautiful outdoor areas, but lots of simple detail caverns, dungeons, crypts, etc. The game needed more dynamic and exciting environments. I'm really disappointed that there won't be a sequel to advance what DM pioneered in this title.

Simon Charles 06-27-2009 05:21 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Delicieuxz (Post 884075)
I notice a trend where you tend to be at odds (or "wrong") with everyone on everything you ever say about games.

No.

Quote:

Melee combat was fantastic.
Oh so no.

Combat was stiff, movement was unresponsive and FBA made you feel as though you had cement shoes. Stealth was broken, enemies could see you even when hidden (bye bye one third of the game), magic was underpowered and melee felt floaty. You never felt as though you connected blades or actually swung and hit something. And let's not even talk about the repetitive levels, bosses, voice overs, enemies, bugs, bugs, crashes, bugs, crashes and bugs.

Back on topic. Probably gonna purchase Civ 4 on Steam. How's the strategy in that? I want to play online with friends.

Dogy 07-02-2009 09:53 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Fallout 3 is $25 this weekend:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/22300/

DAMN good deal.

Lain 07-02-2009 12:51 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Yes but, i'm sure we will get the add-on content for a new price soon, in a bundle, deciding, if i should buy it, or wait.

Thief 07-02-2009 03:52 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Faaaack...I still haven't bought Fallout 3 and this price is the lowest I'm likely to see for another year, but I just don't want it 'Steamed'.

Simon Charles 07-04-2009 06:47 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
F*ck. Just got it at full price. Dammit. Hope the DLC comes to Steam.

Inanimate Carbon Rod 07-05-2009 08:19 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
I just bought fallout 3 for $25.

I like using steam because I never have to worry about having physical media.

Taril 07-06-2009 07:01 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Just announced today.
Quote:

In this first round of releases, ten fan-favorite LucasArts PC games will be made available Wednesday, July 8 on Steam®, Valve Corporation's delivery and management platform for the PC. Scheduled for release are classic adventure titles like LOOM and The Dig and hit action games including Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Republic Commando.

The complete list of games to be released on July 8 via Steam includes:

Armed and Dangerous™
Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis
Indiana Jones® and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
LEGO® Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure
LOOM™
Star Wars Battlefront® II
Star Wars Republic Commando®
Star Wars Starfighter™
The Dig®
Thrillville®: Off the Rails™

“This effort is going to make it possible to introduce a whole new generation of gamers to LucasArts’ classic games,” said Darrell Rodriguez, president of LucasArts. “It also gives more people a chance to play our games by making them available long after they’ve disappeared from store shelves. We hope our fans are as excited as we are about our plans and we can’t wait to share what’s coming next. This is just the beginning.”

This series of launches continues LucasArts’ new mission to revitalize its deep portfolio of beloved gaming franchises.

Simon Charles 07-06-2009 07:29 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:


The Dig®



:woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

I always wanted that game when I was a kid but it never ran on my computer. Corrupt CD, always crashed past the intro. So getting this. :love:

Taril 07-06-2009 08:12 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Only game listed out of those that im interested in is Fate of Atlantis..

Ill get excited when they release Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, X-Wing, Tie Fighter and Afterlife. *keeps fingers crossed*

Stense 07-07-2009 04:21 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Never got to play Loom or Fate of Atlantis, so this is great for me.

Betelgeuse 07-07-2009 09:47 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
yay! before you know it, there might be DOT, FT and the MI games available.. well, im hoping, plus the SoMI:SE will be available on the 15th of july via steam.

Delicieuxz 07-07-2009 10:21 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
I picked up Civilization III Complete from Steam for $5. Great deal, great game. However, it uses some low resolution like 1024x768, and there's no option in the settings menu to change it. By adding the line "KeepRes=1" to Conquests.ini, the game will use your desktop resolution, but since my desktop is at 1900x1200 this makes things ingame a little too small for my liking. Does anyone know how to change the resolution without having to change my desktop's resolution?

Taril 07-08-2009 12:56 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

The Steam Website now offers the promised digital distribution of some classic LucasArts adventure games (thanks nin). The first round of releases includes ten titles:

The Dig for $4.99
Star Wars Starfighter for $4.99
Star Wars Republic Commando for $9.99
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures for $19.99
LOOM for $4.99
Armed and Dangerous for $9.99
Star Wars Battlefront for $19.99
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade for $4.99
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis for $4.99
Thrillville: Off the Rails for $19.99
Woot cheap.

Orochi Avlis 07-08-2009 01:30 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
I want Grim Fandango and Sam and Max Hit The Road on there.

Simon Charles 07-08-2009 06:59 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Got The Dig. Had a lump in my throat when I past the point where it used to crash when I was a kid. Pure, incredible joy. This game is a gem.

Paroxysm 07-08-2009 07:06 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Hmm I already own most of them but then will my support of old lucasarts adventures encourage further revival of them? MAYBE!

dlink 07-10-2009 03:29 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Weekend deal - Grid €10

thinking of getting it, reaally chepa and i could use a nice racing game. Is it worth it?

thefly 07-11-2009 12:08 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paroxysm (Post 885703)
Hmm I already own most of them but then will my support of old lucasarts adventures encourage further revival of them? MAYBE!


Battlehawks and Their Finest Hour please!

Delicieuxz 07-13-2009 06:30 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Picked up The Dig, Loom, and Fate of Atlantis. I'd never played The Dig before, I'm really loving it.

Simon Charles 07-13-2009 06:53 PM

Re: The steam store thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Delicieuxz (Post 886385)
Picked up The Dig, Loom, and Fate of Atlantis. I'd never played The Dig before, I'm really loving it.

Yup, awesome game. Full orchestral score and voice acting... they were really ahead of their time.

I call a dick move on the flying robot puzzle though. Picking up the lens my ass. 20 tries and I still can't do it. Horrible design.

Talos 07-14-2009 12:02 AM

Re: The steam store thread
 
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Originally Posted by Simon Charles (Post 886466)
Yup, awesome game. Full orchestral score and voice acting... they were really ahead of their time.

I call a dick move on the flying robot puzzle though. Picking up the lens my ass. 20 tries and I still can't do it. Horrible design.

I haven't made it without a walkthrough. One of the single most worst puzzle designs ever.
<nerd>What where they thinking?!</nerd>

Delicieuxz 07-14-2009 03:33 AM

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I made it 2/3rds to 3/4 of the way without a walkthrough, but then got tired of aimless wandering around without a clue or hint as to what to do next. What I read in the walkthrough wasn't anything to be figured out, but stuff that could only be eventually stumbled upon by chance while searching the whole gameworld over and over. I used a walkthrough for most of the rest of the game as it seemed to largely rely on that type of play from then on, and I wasn't willing to humour it. Great game and story nonetheless.

Betelgeuse 07-14-2009 07:03 PM

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gah?... looks like the SoMI:SE got pushed back 10 more hours or something. damn.

i never finished the dig, i played it at a friends house back in the day, but we got stuck. i might buy it after i have bought and finished SoMI:SE.

Delicieuxz 07-14-2009 09:54 PM

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I'll be picking up SoMI as soon as Steam releases it, even though I find everything about the new look absolutely hideous and atrocious. I'll just keep to the more-pleasant looking pixel version while I play. I'm now on Fate of Atlantis, though, so I probably won't start SoMI as soon as I get it anyway.

Betelgeuse 07-14-2009 11:18 PM

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that's the beauty! you can switch between the classic look and the new look anytime you want, i think some of the background designs look pretty good, but i am mainly just excited about hearing the dialogue this time round :D

Simon Charles 07-15-2009 09:26 PM

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10$ for the Monkey Island 1 remake. Is that a special or the regular price?

Delicieuxz 07-15-2009 09:54 PM

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Regular. I bought it and I have a few complaints, though I hope they will be fixed. One is that you can't start the game in the original mode, you have to wait through the titles before you can switch. Small thing, but annoying, particularly if want the old experience and hate the new look. A larger complaint is that there's no voice audio when playing the original version. That makes the Steam version useless for those who already own the game but want to play the original version with spoken dialogue.

Betelgeuse 07-16-2009 07:53 PM

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Hmm, that does sound a bit annoying. i wonder why they disabled the audio when you switch to classic mode? :s

I bought it, but im going to have to wait... a long time for it to download, i didn't realise how big it was going to be (2gb) damn!. plus im "capped" and everything downloads at 12k max, until the 5th of aug.

Delicieuxz 07-16-2009 08:55 PM

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Do you think it's possible to apply a video filter to the original version that smoothes out the look, just like zsnes has all those video filters to choose from?

Betelgeuse 07-16-2009 09:46 PM

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actually, im pretty sure the "scummvm" application has a few options/features like what you're describing. ive tested a couple of the graphic options with MI2 and some look ok. but some others don't work very well and just glitch.

here's a pic of the graphic options.
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1...raphicm.th.jpg

Delicieuxz 07-16-2009 10:00 PM

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LOL, the Secret of Monkey Island SE is currently the top selling game on Steam, surpassing Tales of Monkey Island as well.

Betelgeuse 07-16-2009 10:09 PM

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this is a good sign for lechucks revenge:SE. :)

it'd be great if lucasarts made a brand spankin new, 5th MI game though.

peoplessi 07-17-2009 04:13 AM

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You mean this new Lucasarts that has nothing, or close to nothing to do with the Lucasarts you remember making those games :) Yep, also, most of the guys moved to Telltale Games. I appreciate their efforts.

Betelgeuse 07-17-2009 08:02 PM

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oh yeah.... well, as long as Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman and Tim Schafer were making it,
then that would be great, but it's just a pipe dream.


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