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#2041 Megazell

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:24 PM

Global Agenda goes no subscriptions forever, going to do a Guild Wars type thing with expansions

http://forum.globala...a-now-sub-free/

If it goes on sale, I full well endorse the game. It's like Tribes meets TF2.


Knew that they would. It's only a matter of time before the game goes completely 'F2P.'

If you were in the beta and still have the installation you can just login and play. I think you had to have 10+ hours in beta though...not completely sure.

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#2042 Hydro2Oxide

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:38 PM

Knew that they would. It's only a matter of time before the game goes completely 'F2P.'

If you were in the beta and still have the installation you can just login and play. I think you had to have 10+ hours in beta though...not completely sure.


I doubt a full F2P system will come in to play considering they already have an extensive demo. I just feel bad for them not doing this sooner, they've probably lost a huge amount of customers over the original monthly fee.

#2043 Jesse_Dylan

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:58 PM

I really don't like monthly fees. Don't mind paying $10 or $20 (uh, I'm cheap), or even $40 or more if I REALLY want something, but monthly fees kill it for me.

Don't suppose WoW will ever nix the monthly fee... Warhammer On-line, Conan... There are a few I'd enjoy playing. But never paying!

Hey, I have a question. Is it possible to remove and/or block a Steam friend (hopefully just block) without him knowing I blocked him? It's NOT a CAG, just fyi. :) Someone I know in real life :P uhhhh and he's just kind of a dick. Not a bad dude, but I don't wanna play with him and don't really wanna talk to him either, and I'm tired of hiding in offline mode :P

#2044 eastx

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 11:18 PM

Is that why I never see you online, Jesse? I'd love to play sometime, but you're never there. :P

I'd just remove him, but you can actually block him and then I think he wouldn't know.

On another note, anyone know how to turn down the god damned fucking strobe in Beat Hazard? I swear, one of the patches turned the damn thing up and now I can't play more than 2 songs without my eyes being on fire.


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#2045 Megazell

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 11:48 PM

I doubt a full F2P system will come in to play considering they already have an extensive demo. I just feel bad for them not doing this sooner, they've probably lost a huge amount of customers over the original monthly fee.


When they do I will send a zombie horde of roamers saying 'Told ya soooo...brains!' You will then have to fend for yourself ;)

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#2046 gamez79

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 12:28 AM

does anyone know if the Meridian4 Complete Pack is worth $20 im not expecting any masterpieces but im hopeing ill be able to get my moneys worth also does anyone know if they fixed the lfd2 splitscreen water problem

#2047 kilm

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 12:35 AM

does anyone know if the Meridian4 Complete Pack is worth $20 im not expecting any masterpieces but im hopeing ill be able to get my moneys worth also does anyone know if they fixed the lfd2 splitscreen water problem


If you think about it as <$1 per game, it doesn't sound too bad, but you'll probably end up not playing most of them and only enjoying maybe 2 of those games at best. So... buyer beware.

#2048 Chuplayer

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:26 AM

Okay, moving this TFU discussion to the Steam topic. Which is more than I can say for the other posters after that mod or whoever said so.

When was the last time you played the game at that point? Was it after the latest posted update (Mar. 10)?

http://store.steampo...es&appids=32430

EDIT: Latest and only patch?


I booted it up a few hours ago. It's still got sound issues.

The game is still broken. I know what I'm talking about.
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#2049 Chuplayer

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:31 AM

I bought the game during it's weekend sale on Steam, beat it twice and all the DLC once. I did not have the sound problem you're describing at any point.

I had the left channel surround sound problem, which I "fixed" by switching to two channel and my headset, along with a couple bugs here and there (worst being the game not transitioning to a cut scene properly, leaving me running around the end of Shaak Ti's level confused until I reloaded to a checkpoint), and being firmly annoyed by the 30 FPS cap.

I'm sorry you got stuck with that sound problem, I really am, but the attitude you're bringing into this thread is a little much. It's a terrible port (really, just saying it was done by Aspyr gives THAT one away) but for this price there's no need to rage on people for wanting to play it regardless.

It also probably hasn't been mentioned, but stay far away from TFU unless you have a 360 controller. Aspyr did the smallest amount of work possible and didn't even add the option to rebind keys in game and stuck it on the loader. In addition, the default controls are awful and when you *do* change the keys they don't update to the new ones for the QTEs. There's also a specific section of the game that's significantly harder with KB/M. It's reeeeally bad.

360 controller works perfectly though.


Then maybe you've got a particular sound hardware configuration that agrees with the game. Or maybe you just got lucky. I think it might be some sort of random glitch, actually. The first time the sound acted up for me on the final level, it did so in a slightly different way than it did ever since. Among other things, there was music. After I tried restarting the game in an attempt to fix it, even more sounds were missing, and there was no music.

Hardware configuration or dumb luck, it's a crapshoot, it's a terrible port, and it's broken.
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#2050 Chuplayer

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:34 AM

To be fair, many of the comments on the Steam boards praise this game, and not everyone is having this problem from the comments I have been hearing.


Did they even bother playing the game beyond the extent of the first 15 minutes? I doubt it. They probably impulse bought it, played it for a little bit, posted that they had no problems, and forgot the game ever existed. You know how Steam causes us to have backlogs.
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#2051 Jesse_Dylan

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:49 AM

Figured I'd better follow suit, although all I wrote was, "For the record, I didn't think Chuplayer was being a troll... Maybe he could have phrased things in a less incendiary fashion, but he didn't mean any harm and was in fact trying to help. He seems a passionate fellow."

Well, assuming he's a he, but either way.

#2052 eastx

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 03:08 AM

Way to not answer me, Jesse. :P

Chuplayer was definitely being immature and annoying in the other thread. When forced to shut up, he even got one last dig in. Kaltic was quite justified in calling him out on that.

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#2053 Jesse_Dylan

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 03:20 AM

haha sorry! Yeah, that's why I'm always offline. That and I'm always doing laundry and dishes and stuff, back and forth from the PC, and people were getting annoyed at me for weener-teasing.

Or did I not answer you about something else?? I'm frazzled between all the threads.

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#2054 CoffeeEdge

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 04:29 AM

Don't suppose WoW will ever nix the monthly fee...

Well, yeah, because a ton of people actually play and remain subscribed to that game, enough for Blizzard to pull in well in excess of a hundred million dollars a month (which represents over half of the entire MMO market). So, Blizzard doesn't have to resort to these stupid measures like going free-to-play-with-premium-items or whatever like all these other shitty MMOs have to do in desperate bids to try and counteract their dwindling player counts.

Not that I don't wish that WoW would die, but, yeah, MMOs that start out with monthly subscriptions never go free-to-play because they want to, or out of the generosity of the operator's hearts.

Hey, I have a question. Is it possible to remove and/or block a Steam friend (hopefully just block) without him knowing I blocked him?

It doesn't send them a big message saying "Hey jesse dylan removed you!" or anything, but all they have to do is notice they you aren't on their friend list anymore.

When they do I will send a zombie horde of roamers saying 'Told ya soooo...brains!' You will then have to fend for yourself ;)

What are you even doing in this thread, exactly? We're talking about buying PC games, in here.
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#2055 Megazell

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 04:44 AM

What are you even doing in this thread, exactly? We're talking about buying PC games, in here.


Incorrect.

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#2056 CoffeeEdge

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:14 AM

Incorrect.


Okay, we're talking about a service used to buy games (save for literally just a couple unique freebies).
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#2057 eastx

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:21 AM

And as usual, Megazell is attempting to impede intelligent discussion.

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#2058 fart_bubble

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:30 AM

And as usual, Megazell is attempting to impede intelligent discussion.


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#2059 kilm

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:43 AM

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:45 AM

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#2061 CoffeeEdge

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 06:23 AM

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 06:29 AM

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#2063 Megazell

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 12:42 PM

The conversion is complete. Looks like many of you have accepted the way and are on the path! :lol: Good work! Your decoder rings are in the mail!

Edited by Megazell, 27 June 2010 - 01:32 PM.

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#2064 theGieche

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 12:58 PM

Okay I think I have a problem.

Since the sale started I have already bought Zeno Clash, SSHD Double Pack, Ghostbusters, Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000, Cryostasis, Introversion Complete Pack, Overlord Complete Pack, Killing Floor and the Unreal Pack.

I want to pick up the iD pack, Call of Duty pack, Telltale Everything pack and Fallout 3 but waiting to see if any of them become a daily deal. Also want to pick up Batman:AA + Just Cause 2 if either of them goes on a daily deal or the Square Eidos pack if it gets further reduced.

I only got started with Steam back in the last holiday sale. Between that and some of the midweek and weekend sales since then I had about 70 games in my account . Of these I've probably got around to playing 30% for any length of time. I've completed much less than this. To be honest, Civ 4 has got more attention than anything else. I could have probably just bought Civ 4 and the Orange Box and been just as entertained but when I see a good game for $1.50 - $7.50 that I think I might want to play one day I just can't say no. According to Steam Calculator I now have 92 games for a total value of $1443.96 in my account and it's likely to go up most days for the next week or so.

I just added up what I've spent on Steam Games so far. It comes to about $280. That's probably a fair bit more than I would have spent buying old fashioned retail in the same amount of time but it's awesome having a big list of quality games ready to go whenever I want and it makes me feel better about all those games on floppy disk and later CDs my friends and I used to share.

Buying games on Steam has almost become a game in itself - trying to get the maximum amount of gaming goodness for the lowest price possible. Packs, daily deals and other non-holiday sales make for some difficult decisions.

What are the chances of that Call of Duty pack getting any cheaper? It's already 75% off but it's normally a bit overpriced I reckon. The possibility that there might be some crazy 80-90% off deal has made me hold back until now. I'll probably wait until the last day just in case but given how stingy Activision can be at times and how big the discount is I'm a little worried they'll pull the pin on the deal before then.

#2065 theGieche

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:00 PM

Got a couple extra L4D2 games from the 4-pack, if anybody wants in. I'd also be willing to just swap one of them for a L4D1, if for some reason somebody has an extra one from some old 4-pack deal and they'd rather swap it then pay.


Can I get in on this one as long as you aren't in Australia like me? We only get a crappy censored version if we buy from the AU store.

#2066 El Gray

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:07 PM

Anyone wanna vouch for KANE & LYNCH being worth $5?

#2067 Hydro2Oxide

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:14 PM

EVE is a great buy for $2. I played through my 2 weeks of the demo and decided it wasn't for me considering the monthly fee but it's good fun if you've got a good corp to roll with.

Nothing for me today though.

EDIT: Neat trick from the Reddit comments.

I haven't played EVE in a while, but if this Steam sale works like the previous ones, I'd like to point out that this allows you to effectively get as many months of EVE as you'd like for your existing accounts for $2/month. Just use the refer-a-friend program to invite a junk email account, then activate the account by purchasing through steam. The referring account will get a month of free game time, and as an added bonus, you get a 45-day alt as well. Once your throwaway account has subscribed, your main account gets its referral program invites back, so you can do this as many times as you like.



#2068 Jesse_Dylan

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:26 PM

So I bought the Civ IV pack, just to have it on Steam instead of Impulse (...... don't look at me like that). But now I see that Steam has put a bunch of extra, greyed out Civ items on there. Multiples of each of them, I think. An extra Beyond the Sword, extra Warlords, etc. Why? They don't do anything. They just sit there, cluttering my list. Any ideas?

Also, YES, Gothic bundle! This is hilarious to me, because I almost bought them both at their sale prices. Now I got them for $2 total. And Flotilla. Hope I like it, but if not, eh, $2. Pardon my paragraph of blah blah, please.

#2069 theGieche

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:30 PM

So I bought the Civ IV pack, just to have it on Steam instead of Impulse (...... don't look at me like that). But now I see that Steam has put a bunch of extra, greyed out Civ items on there. Multiples of each of them, I think. An extra Beyond the Sword, extra Warlords, etc. Why? They don't do anything. They just sit there, cluttering my list. Any ideas?


Pretty sure those extra greyed out ones are the mac versions.

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#2070 SEH

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:37 PM

Buncha crap on sale today. Why OG HL isn't free at this point I have no idea. It was a great game, but I don't think I'd ever pay for it in 2010 (assuming I didn't own it).

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