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#2311 dfg

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:24 AM

Lone Survivor the combat was horrid which actually did cause me to stop playing. Also that and I don't like zombies in media.


I'm sorry, but it's been a long day, and I've spent nearly all of it speaking with non-native English speakers. How exactly then *do* you like zombies—if you ARE counting print as a medium, then I want to know where to travel to work on my hatchet skills.


Bought a key off here that originated from GMG. They ended up replacing the key a few weeks later and now my account says I own the game already but yet I cannot download the game (just stuck at 0%, Resume does nothing), it's not in my Library and the Store page shows I don't own the game.


To get it out of the way, you have unplugged and replugged in your Steam (restarted the program, deleted clientregistery.blob)? Sometimes that's a Steam cureall. If yes, then if it's not in your library and not on the store page, what are you clicking on to start the install?

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#2312 DPsycho

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:26 AM

Am I the only one who had to Google FTL to know what people are talking about? (Faster Than Light, apparently.) I hadn't heard of it before today's discussion of it.

I know this isn't everyone's cup of tea here, but there's a new Game Music Bundle out today and for the next week featuring soundtracks to iPhone games. The $1 minimum gets you five albums: HORN (by the composer from JOURNEY), Squids: Wild West, Puzzlejuice, Globulous, and Organ Trail: Director's Cut. $10 gets you seven more (plus an additional two if they hit sales milestones) including Wyv and Keep which I believe I recall from the Alpha Bundle on Indie Royale.

I've bought their past Game Music Bundles, but of these, the only one I've played was the prototypical Organ Trail, so this one doesn't look all the hot yet. If they add more along the line, I might consider it, or perhaps put in the dollar and see if I like at least one of them.

#2313 hal

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:35 AM

Doesn't that apply to every Steam sale ever?

No just the ones that affect me :lol:

Yeah, that's true in a way though I suppose I'm drawing a distinction in selling something dirt cheap (DLC) to new Trine 2 buyers and sticking it to anyone that already owns the game.

Giftable copies would have gone a long way towards easing the pain.

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#2314 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:02 AM

Doesn't that apply to every Steam sale ever?

For that reason, I have never purchased anything on Steam at full price. However, I "pay" in that I cannot get the game when it comes out, and I cannot participate in the release hype and discussion.


To me it is very different in a Steam sale. Fine, you offer X game for a low price during a Steam sale across the board. I might have paid 10X for the game, but it doesn't bother me because I was fine with the price when I paid for it and the sale price is across the board.

In this instance, they are saying "You supported us in the past? - Then you pay more for this game. You haven't supported us at all? - Great, we will give you an even bigger discount for some games."

I know technically it is a bundle and bundles are going to be cheaper than individual games, but the bundle basically gives you a 75% discount on everything, including the new DLC, but alone the DLC is only 15% off.



Am I the only one who had to Google FTL to know what people are talking about? (Faster Than Light, apparently.) I hadn't heard of it before today's discussion of it.

I know this isn't everyone's cup of tea here, but there's a new Game Music Bundle out today and for the next week featuring soundtracks to iPhone games. The $1 minimum gets you five albums: HORN (by the composer from JOURNEY), Squids: Wild West, Puzzlejuice, Globulous, and Organ Trail: Director's Cut. $10 gets you seven more (plus an additional two if they hit sales milestones) including Wyv and Keep which I believe I recall from the Alpha Bundle on Indie Royale.

I've bought their past Game Music Bundles, but of these, the only one I've played was the prototypical Organ Trail, so this one doesn't look all the hot yet. If they add more along the line, I might consider it, or perhaps put in the dollar and see if I like at least one of them.


I had no clue what FTL was and felt super out of the loop since they were mentioning it like it was something big. Googled it, saw the site, then the hype died down. Not my type of game.

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#2315 Idiotekque

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:07 AM

Maybe I'm alone here, but I actually thought the combat in Lone Survivor worked pretty well. They kept it extremely simple, which seemed like the way to go. The combat system in Sword & Sworcery was just... odd.

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#2316 RollingSkull

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:30 AM

I thought the LS combat was functional but these sorts of horror games are all "THEIR SUPPOSED TO HAVE TERRIBLE COMBAT CUZ IT SYMBOLIZES HOW WEAK YOU ARE" a blah blah blah so anything better than utterly terrible is a rare prize from the genre.

Hard to give LS credit after those horrible endings. I drank all those buckets of water for THAT? Geez louise.

#2317 Idiotekque

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:42 AM

I thought the LS combat was functional but these sorts of horror games are all "THEIR SUPPOSED TO HAVE TERRIBLE COMBAT CUZ IT SYMBOLIZES HOW WEAK YOU ARE" a blah blah blah so anything better than utterly terrible is a rare prize from the genre.

Hard to give LS credit after those horrible endings. I drank all those buckets of water for THAT? Geez louise.

Yeah, I think that's a common excuse for weak combat systems. I think Penumbra found a good mix between functional combat and keeping the clear idea that you're human and not a hack-n-slash warrior. You had to use your head too
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#2318 plft

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:24 AM

I'm sorry, but it's been a long day, and I've spent nearly all of it speaking with non-native English speakers. How exactly then *do* you like zombies—if you ARE counting print as a medium, then I want to know where to travel to work on my hatchet skills.

Well I don't like zombies in anything, but I especially dislike the cramming of zombies into everything that seems to currently be happening. I probably could have phrased it better, so you can rest your hatchet. However I did feel I gave Lone Survivor a fair chance, spending an hour in it and getting to the basement.


Yeah, I think that's a common excuse for weak combat systems. I think Penumbra found a good mix between functional combat and keeping the clear idea that you're human and not a hack-n-slash warrior. You had to use your head too

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#2319 Idiotekque

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:41 AM

OH CRAP THOSE DOGS

Have to admit, the first time I heard growling my heart started pumping and I hid like a sissy. >_>

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#2320 krevee

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:15 AM

Borderlands 2 Pre-Order 40% off, $36 with voucher from Green Man Gaming (activates on Steam)
Not sure how long this lasts...

http://www.greenmang...rderlands-2-na/

Enter voucher code GMG25-1BW0K-K1A3G at checkout.
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#2321 Carlmundo

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:04 AM

Have been reading this thread since V3 and thought I'd make my first post.

This will be old news to some but Scribblenauts is coming to Steam and Trials Evolution is coming to PC (Steam not confirmed).

Only just played Scribblenauts yesterday on my friend's 3DS and enjoying it.

#2322 DirkBelig

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:08 PM

When did Crysis 2 become available on Steam? Wasn't that always an Origin-exclusive or initially on Steam then yanked? I've already got it on Origin via Amazon key, but just asking.

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#2323 Momouchi

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:11 PM

I don't remember seeing it come back. I do remember it being pulled though. :-k

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#2324 The End

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:13 PM

When did Crysis 2 become available on Steam? Wasn't that always an Origin-exclusive or initially on Steam then yanked? I've already got it on Origin via Amazon key, but just asking.


It was never an Origin exclusive. I was sold though Steam when it was first released. It was pulled from the store a little bit over a year ago because of steam's policy regarding DLC. Once they released a GOTY edition with all the DLC included, it got re-added. I can't remember the exact day, but it's been about 3 months since it was put back on steam.

#2325 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:15 PM

Borderlands 2 Pre-Order 40% off, $36 with voucher from Green Man Gaming (activates on Steam)
Not sure how long this lasts...

http://www.greenmang...rderlands-2-na/

Enter voucher code GMG25-1BW0K-K1A3G at checkout.

Nice, still going to keep my 4-pack from Amazon (I am hosting) because my friends wont order from GMG for some reason. :bomb: I guess because it's international.
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#2326 warreni

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:28 PM

It was never an Origin exclusive. I was sold though Steam when it was first released. It was pulled from the store a little bit over a year ago because of steam's policy regarding DLC. Once they released a GOTY edition with all the DLC included, it got re-added. I can't remember the exact day, but it's been about 3 months since it was put back on steam.


Yep, this is the deal. Notice that you can't buy a vanilla Crysis 2 on Steam, only the "maximum edition."

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#2327 walkonshadows

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:58 PM

It was never an Origin exclusive. I was sold though Steam when it was first released. It was pulled from the store a little bit over a year ago because of steam's policy regarding DLC. Once they released a GOTY edition with all the DLC included, it got re-added. I can't remember the exact day, but it's been about 3 months since it was put back on steam.


Yep, this is the deal. Notice that you can't buy a vanilla Crysis 2 on Steam, only the "maximum edition."


Also, all the DRM has been stripped out. Not even EA's usual "one-time online activation" is there. DRM Free. :) At least Crysis 2 is. Can't say the same for the originals.

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#2328 Flowette

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:59 PM

Have been reading this thread since V3 and thought I'd make my first post.


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

Welcome to the thread! Please have your farm animal and offering of gold ready, initiation sacrifices are pencilled in for 12 noon.


Haha Is that noon GMT or EST?

#2330 walkonshadows

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:18 PM

I just bought Renegade Ops from Amazon and I knew it activated on Steam, but the code included both DLC's that are available (Coldstrike Campaign + Reinforcement) also. In fact the receipt from Steam after typing in the code said "Renegade Ops Retail + DLC". Just an FYI for you guys, cause $3.75 for $23 of content is insane. It was an awesome deal to get the base game for that let alone the whole package. Hell that's an awesome price if you already have the base game and wanted to just pick up the DLC.

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#2331 hal

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:25 PM

Haha Is that noon GMT or EST?


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#2332 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:36 PM

Welcome to the thread! Please have your farm animal and offering of gold ready, initiation sacrifices are pencilled in for 12 noon.

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#2333 DarenDF

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:37 PM

I just bought Renegade Ops from Amazon and I knew it activated on Steam, but the code included both DLC's that are available (Coldstrike Campaign + Reinforcement) also. In fact the receipt from Steam after typing in the code said "Renegade Ops Retail + DLC". Just an FYI for you guys, cause $3.75 for $23 of content is insane. It was an awesome deal to get the base game for that let alone the whole package. Hell that's an awesome price if you already have the base game and wanted to just pick up the DLC.

http://www.amazon.co...heapassgam08-20

Thanks for the heads up. I saw it on sale and was on the fence but hearing both dlcs came with it too for that price made it well worth it.

#2334 Cheaplikeafox OS X

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:10 PM

Gamersgate has the Trine Complete Collection for $8.74:

http://www.gamersgat...llection-bundle

Comes with Trine, Trine 2 (Shows collector's edition), and the new Trine 2 DLC.

From the looks of it you would get a key separately for Trine 2 and the DLC (Trine is DRM free so does NOT activate on Steam).

So with IGN discount it is even cheaper and if you can flip the Trine 2 key for $3 bucks or so you'd save a few bucks on the DLC.

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#2335 krevee

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:12 PM

Nice, still going to keep my 4-pack from Amazon (I am hosting) because my friends wont order from GMG for some reason. :bomb: I guess because it's international.


I was going to do a 4pack but I saw that deal and had to jump on it!
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#2336 jshackles

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:36 PM

Borderlands 2 Pre-Order 40% off, $36 with voucher from Green Man Gaming (activates on Steam)
Not sure how long this lasts...

http://www.greenmang...rderlands-2-na/

Enter voucher code GMG25-1BW0K-K1A3G at checkout.


I popped on this - their description of pre-ordering says it includes the bonus items and bonus class. Now I'm kind of worried though, because the e-mail I got said I won't get the key until the day it comes out. How will Steam know that I pre-ordered it and give me the bonuses? Does anyone know?

#2337 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:42 PM

I popped on this - their description of pre-ordering says it includes the bonus items and bonus class. Now I'm kind of worried though, because the e-mail I got said I won't get the key until the day it comes out. How will Steam know that I pre-ordered it and give me the bonuses? Does anyone know?

Steam probably has two different keys. One for preorder edition Borderlands 2 and one for Borderlands 2 regular edition.

When you enter your code from GMG, it will come up as preorder edition. If not Steam will know that your key is the preorder copy or GMG will give you a code for your preorder item bonuses.

When I bought Sleeping Dogs from GMG, it came up Sleeping Dogs, Digital Deluxe Edition.
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#2338 jshackles

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:12 PM

Awesome, thanks. Really looking forward to it as I'm nearing the end of Borderlands 1 (first time through)

#2339 Seraphym

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:14 PM

Speaking of BL2 pre-orders. Does anyone know if any saved game unlocks these skins? Or do I need to get off my but and get a complete game save?

O wow, Gearbox lets people in the D/FW area focus test their games. Ugh, the're way up in NE Plano.

#2340 Santurio

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:20 PM

Speaking of BL2 pre-orders. Does anyone know if any saved game unlocks these skins? Or do I need to get off my but and get a complete game save?

O wow, Gearbox lets people in the D/FW area focus test their games. Ugh, the're way up in NE Plano.


Nice!! May have to apply and see what happens.
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