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The Steam Deal thread V5. The big sale is over. New thread coming soon.


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#661 sunasun

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:12 PM

WARNING: IF YOU GO INTO THE NEW COMMUNITY MODE ON STEAM VIA THE WEB IT CAN PULL UP SOME VERY NSFW IMAGES

Ugh. Just found that out the hard way. Now I have to clean the browser cache on this PC so no one thinks I am surfing porn at work.

This further perpetuates the myth truth that gamers are inherently perverts.

Ya it is a shame valve didn't think of that ahead of time, Just borrowing the community "Game hubs" is basically filled with a ton of screen shots of digital bikini's and crotch/cleavage/butt shots. The Batman City game hub alone is nothing but Harley butt/cleavage shots.

Even left 4 dead is a bunch of screen shots of peoples porn/anime porn wall tags LOL poor valve...so much to clean up.

You sure you guys aren't just looking at my profile page?

After accepting the Steam Community Beta Access, and then clicking on the DOTA 2 game hub, I saw there was a link to the store page. It was hashtag city, as expected, but it allowed me to associate the game with my account and install it.

I'm probably the only person I can think of who wasn't already in the beta, and the store page has a link to sign up for a free invite, but it's still a nice little bonus, IMO.

Edit: Too good to be true, mostly. As of today, EVERY steam account gets an spectator-only client of DOTA 2. To play the game, you either have to sign up with the hardware survey and continue to wait or purchase a new legendary bundle for $29.99, which gives you instant access and several items.


http://store.steampowered.com/app/570/

Thanks signed up for the beta, tired of wasting points on Steamgifts for it. :applause:
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#662 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:14 PM

Man, what will happen to the Onlive Deal Thread V5 now that they are potentially closing?

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:17 PM

Man, what will happen to the Onlive Deal Thread V5 now that they are potentially closing?


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:17 PM

The spectator only is because of the International coming up.

More info here:
http://www.dota2.com...out/tournament/

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#665 sunasun

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:18 PM

Just found this in my mailbox
OnLive layoffs rumored, official comment states “the OnLive service is not shutting down”
http://www.pcgamer.c...-shutting-down/
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#666 motoki

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:32 PM

It could be them just trying to save their ass in case anything happens to the licenses, but honestly.. I don't think they'd spend the money to keep an entire stream on the store after its taken down for purchasing. It'd probably cost a lot more to keep a stream up than it would to just keep downloads available like Steam does. This is just me assuming again though, I really have no idea how much it costs to keep their services up. For most streaming services, once their contract or whatever runs out, they take the ability to stream it completely off of the client/service. I've only made 1 purchase on onlive, and that was back when they had the $1 promo. I fully expect for onlive to die eventually, probably sooner rather than later so I haven't bought anything else on there and have no plans to.


You might be right and it is a totally different system that's going to cost them more bandwidth than simply downloading.

I guess I just tend to ignore all the many terms that all these services have because they have all gotten ridiculously long full of legalese CYA junk that if you take it all literally is very alarming and anti consumer but I just go and buy the stuff and hope that they will be reasonable in spite of the terms.

This goes for all digital gaming services too, Steam, Origin, etc. whoever. If you read any of their terms everything is pretty much in their favor and not the consumer's but in the reality they can't piss people off TOO much or they won't stay in business.

Ignoring all the legalese (even if I do read it) hasn't bit me in the ass yet, but it may someday.

Anyway, the only thing I have on Onlive that I paid any significant money for is Assassin's Creed Revelations. If Onlive totally goes away and I don't have access to it anymore, I'm hoping I can talk Ubisoft into letting me have the Uplay version. My Onlive account is linked to my UPlay one and it comes up in my UPlay dashboard when I login there from the web that I own the game via Onlive so they know I bought it.

We'll see. Hopefully it doesn't come to that.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:03 PM

Thanks signed up for the beta, tired of wasting points on Steamgifts for it. :applause:


lol.. it's really on SteamGifts?

I have one btw, if anyone would use it. Portal 2 75% off coupon too, but please use it and don't sell/trade it.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:07 PM

Too bad about the OnLive rumors. It seemed like a really good concept. I tried it out a couple of times on my phone but everything ran pretty shitty so I never bothered with it again. Still though I wished they would have perfected it since I think it's a good idea.

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#669 Blade

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:13 PM

Wow. Guess I should put my OnLive console up on ebay, since I haven't even used it...

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:53 PM



No discussion about cheesy foreign videos and songs is complete with a classic internet gem.

"YATTA" by Happa-tai

Note:
This was filmed when Japan was undergoing a serious economic crisis.
Thousands of Japanese died by suicide thinking their lives were hopeless.
Then famous Japanese comedians were gathered to perform this
ridiculous yet funny and cheery song to tell people
"Everything's gonna be all right. We're doing just fine"
Thanks to this song, the suicidal rates decreased dramatically.

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#671 motoki

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:57 PM

Uhh that weird Japanese video broke the thread.

Yatta! :-P

#672 evildeadjedi

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:02 AM

Back on topic. Man, been playing Darksiders 2 and it is freaking awesome. If you liked the first one, it is everything that game is and like 50x more. I'm 20 hours into it and I'm not close to being done and loving every moment (the first one took me 20 hours total to beat and I got everything but 4 of those artifacts). Well worth the cash on this one, just did a 6.5 hour session, kept telling myself one more dungeon lol.


I'm happy to hear that. I need to play the first still but having more good games to play is always welcome. :)

Uhh that weird Japanese video broke the thread.

Yatta! :-P


Hmmm not sure what happened :-k

Edit: fixed it

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#673 travathian

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:03 AM

Hmmm not sure what happened :-k


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#674 spoderman

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:16 AM

We got yatta'd.

#675 Draekon

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:17 AM

That video probably broke the thread because you don't need to use a tag to display youtube videos. Just put in the URL and CAG does the rest. Using https on youtube videos and the youtube tag with the full URL breaks shit.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:19 AM

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No discussion about cheesy foreign videos and songs is complete with a classic internet gem.

"YATTA" by Happa-tai


This is literally my favorite japanese funny video. I imagine this song during any anime I watch to see if it'll fit so I can do a JMV.

Edit: By the way, you read up on what OnLive is doing?
http://bankruptcy.co...-simple-as-abc/
Basically, their selling enough off to pay off their creditors. It's like a Bankruptcy. So no, Onlive, will not be down tomorrow but it'll be completely different. Change of names, change of methodology. OnLive as we know it is effectively dead.

#677 evildeadjedi

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:20 AM

That video probably broke the thread because you don't need to use a tag to display youtube videos. Just put in the URL and CAG does the rest. Using https on youtube videos and the youtube tag with the full URL breaks shit.


That's right #-o

The preview always messes with my head cause it makes me think it will show as hyperlinked and not embedded.
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#678 Cybolt

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:21 AM

Wow, a new thread already. That's what happens when I don't check for a few days. I thought it was just my browser getting messed up by the video.

#679 evildeadjedi

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:22 AM

This is literally my favorite japanese funny video. I imagine this song during any anime I watch to see if it'll fit so I can do a JMV.


Does it fit with many?


So, people in the community beta "awesome" or "meh"?


Also, Coconut Queen question. I just completed all the main levels. Do I need to do the bonus areas before I complete the main story or is it ok to after?
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#680 IkedaTeramusa

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:34 AM

There are a couple but most of them have those over the top ZOMG girls (if you know what I mean). Think Excel Saga.

Last post: Someone in the onLive area posted this:
http://techcrunch.co...to-acquisition/

Read some of the comments. If that founder did what they say he did to the employees, I wouldn't give them a penny in business.

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#681 evildeadjedi

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:35 AM

There are a couple but most of them have those over the top ZOMG girls (if you know what I mean). Think Excel Saga.


I know Excel Saga :lol:
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#682 motoki

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:17 AM

So, people in the community beta "awesome" or "meh"?


It's, err, interesting. There's some features I like but it needs some work. Beta is probably a good way to put it.

Also, Coconut Queen question. I just completed all the main levels. Do I need to do the bonus areas before I complete the main story or is it ok to after?


Apparently, doing the side stuff first glitches things up so that you don't get the story ending and just the dancing ending.

There are a couple but most of them have those over the top ZOMG girls (if you know what I mean). Think Excel Saga.

Last post: Someone in the onLive area posted this:
http://techcrunch.co...to-acquisition/

Read some of the comments. If that founder did what they say he did to the employees, I wouldn't give them a penny in business.


Wow. I'm kind of speechless. That's beyond shitty. Especially to hear from the actual employees or their family like that.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:28 AM

Wow. I'm kind of speechless. That's beyond shitty. Especially to hear from the actual employees or their family like that.


It seems that the CEO basically fired everyone but senior staff so he gets a bigger cut of the profits from selling the company, but will graciously hire everyone back next week, once the 'new' company takes ownership. Total dick move.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:32 AM

Does Sniper Elite V2 run like crap for anyone else? I can run most PC games on high or max settings, but for some reason I have to run Sniper Elite V2 at medium settings and its still patchy.

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#685 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:37 AM

Does Sniper Elite V2 run like crap for anyone else? I can run most PC games on high or max settings, but for some reason I have to run Sniper Elite V2 at medium settings and its still patchy.


What do you mean by patchy? I ran it on high everything and ran fine with me, but again I am not the anal ultra picky type that will notice a stuttering leaf in the corner or anything like that.

#686 Zarski843

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:50 AM

What do you mean by patchy? I ran it on high everything and ran fine with me, but again I am not the anal ultra picky type that will notice a stuttering leaf in the corner or anything like that.


Nah, like it really starts to slow down during random parts of the game or during random scenes. Its sporadic though. But it really affects the gameplay when my scope lags a tiny bit and the guy running lags a tiny bit when they are 1000m away. Then really random scenes which I do not understand, for example I am on the mission where you infiltrate the bomb lab in the mine or whatever it is, when your character starts saying how he needs clues to figure out where the scientists are, and he overhears the German radio, my game was lagging RIDICULOUSLY bad during that scene. No idea why.

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#687 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:54 AM

Nah, like it really starts to slow down during random parts of the game or during random scenes. Its sporadic though. But it really affects the gameplay when my scope lags a tiny bit and the guy running lags a tiny bit when they are 1000m away. Then really random scenes which I do not understand, for example I am on the mission where you infiltrate the bomb lab in the mine or whatever it is, when your character starts saying how he needs clues to figure out where the scientists are, and he overhears the German radio, my game was lagging RIDICULOUSLY bad during that scene. No idea why.



Oh ok, yeah I didn't have any of those problems. At least none I can recall that affected the gameplay. My system isn't top of the line either. Don't know what to tell you.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:58 AM

Oh ok, yeah I didn't have any of those problems. At least none I can recall that affected the gameplay. My system isn't top of the line either. Don't know what to tell you.


Really strange, its not all the time, but maybe once every 10-15 minutes and it lasts 30 seconds or so.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:01 AM

Sniper Elite V2 plays fine for me as well. Wish I could help more than that.

#690 sunasun

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:09 AM

lol.. it's really on SteamGifts?

I have one btw, if anyone would use it. Portal 2 75% off coupon too, but please use it and don't sell/trade it.

Yeah, lol I sometimes stray from the familiarity and comfort of the CAG group, the horrors I've seen :drool:
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