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#2431 Woodlands

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:05 PM

The Basement Collection's fan discount was a limited time thing apparently. I wish I would have known.


Oh darn. I put it in my basket to purchase the next time I bought another Steam game. Oh well, it'll be on sale another time.

http://steamcommunit...tion=greenlight

They are DTP Entertainment AG, they are looking to bring Gray Matter, Black Mirror II, Black Mirror III, Venetica, and Crash Time 5, all to Steam, I hope you guys will vote for them, they are quality games, and have very little votes thus far. I know a lot of folks here like Gray Matter, and Venetica and the others I'm sure as well so please vote so we can see them on Steam.


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#2432 BigSpoonyBard

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:57 PM

Hey guys seeing as everyone is now talking about Greenlight I feel like I found a gem in terms of games that I think people would like to see come to Steam, I hope you guys will vote for them.

http://steamcommunit...tion=greenlight

They are DTP Entertainment AG, they are looking to bring Gray Matter, Black Mirror II, Black Mirror III, Venetica, and Crash Time 5, all to Steam, I hope you guys will vote for them, they are quality games, and have very little votes thus far. I know a lot of folks here like Gray Matter, and Venetica and the others I'm sure as well so please vote so we can see them on Steam.


Gray Matter and the Black Mirror games have been on my "please come to Steam" list for a while. Vote them up!

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#2433 HaLLuZiNaTiOnZ

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:59 PM

Haha I get what you're saying and its understandable, probably could have and should have been more specific with what I wanted to do. I like the build I set up but to be honest I'm still kind of new to all this (2nd build, and my first was recommended by CAGs) I just didn't know if these parts would work well together, if my power supply is good enough, etc. Or if I could get things just as good / better for less. Just figured I'd get the OK from people that know more bout this stuff than I do before I pulled the trigger on it. Thanks CAGs!


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#2434 Ag_SurfR

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:41 PM

hey guys; quick question:

i have portal 2 for steam, which i play on my account; i've installed it on two computers, and i'd like to play with my son on his account, however, when i try to load the game on his name it just takes me to the steam page of portal 2. is there any way to play on his name and mine at the same time without having to buy the game again?

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#2435 pROvIs

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:45 PM

hey guys; quick question:

i have portal 2 for steam, which i play on my account; i've installed it on two computers, and i'd like to play with my son on his account, however, when i try to load the game on his name it just takes me to the steam page of portal 2. is there any way to play on his name and mine at the same time without having to buy the game again?


No, it's tied to your account. He can play it but steam would have to be in offline mode as you can't be online on two pcs.
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#2436 stupidproz1

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:45 PM

hey guys; quick question:

i have portal 2 for steam, which i play on my account; i've installed it on two computers, and i'd like to play with my son on his account, however, when i try to load the game on his name it just takes me to the steam page of portal 2. is there any way to play on his name and mine at the same time without having to buy the game again?


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#2437 DPsycho

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:49 PM

Not related to the current topic, but everyone must vote for Shantae: Risky's Revenge on Greenlight.

Vote for it, please! :D


Hey guys seeing as everyone is now talking about Greenlight I feel like I found a gem in terms of games that I think people would like to see come to Steam, I hope you guys will vote for them.

http://steamcommunit...tion=greenlight

They are DTP Entertainment AG, they are looking to bring Gray Matter, Black Mirror II, Black Mirror III, Venetica, and Crash Time 5, all to Steam, I hope you guys will vote for them, they are quality games, and have very little votes thus far. I know a lot of folks here like Gray Matter, and Venetica and the others I'm sure as well so please vote so we can see them on Steam.


This would mark both the first and second time I read about a Greenlight applicant in this thread and went immediately to vote for it. Thank you both for making me aware of these. :D

I was tempted to buy Grey Matter the last two times Amazon had it on sale for five bucks, but I figured I was more likely to play my Steam backlog than to get around to it. Buying it on Steam would be ideal.

#2438 BigSpoonyBard

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:18 PM

I've come to realize a major issue with Greenlight: I'll buy just about anything on Steam, so the voting mechanic effectively means little to me :lol:

Edit: If you're a boardgamer, Zooloretto is on Greenlight. Not sure if the licensing is legit, but if it is, I would love to see it come to Steam.

Edited by BigSpoonyBard, 08 September 2012 - 10:37 PM.

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#2439 DRM-Free

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:20 PM

This would mark both the first and second time I read about a Greenlight applicant in this thread and went immediately to vote for it. Thank you both for making me aware of these. :D

I, too, feel quite enthusiastic about sending these two games through. Sadly, both Shantae: Risky's Revenge and Gray Matter currently have only 1% of the votes necessary to run them through.

CAG's, look into your hearts, not your wallets, and vote for these two titles.

#2440 Splines

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:28 PM

hey guys; quick question:

i have portal 2 for steam, which i play on my account; i've installed it on two computers, and i'd like to play with my son on his account, however, when i try to load the game on his name it just takes me to the steam page of portal 2. is there any way to play on his name and mine at the same time without having to buy the game again?


I think my 75% off portal coupon is still valid, I can gift it to you if so. PM me if you want it.

Edit: My bad, sorry about that. The coupon must have expired because it's not in my inventory anymore.

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#2441 tamagoyorokobi

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:33 PM

I, too, feel quite enthusiastic about sending these two games through. Sadly, both Shantae: Risky's Revenge and Gray Matter currently have only 1% of the votes necessary to run them through.

CAG's, look into your hearts, not your wallets, and vote for these two titles.


I haven't really been paying attention to Greenlight much, but it seems weird that both games are only at 1%. Even Black Mesa is only at 39% and I've heard a lot about that lately. Are they all low because a lot of people are voting "no"?

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#2442 RollingSkull

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:34 PM

Shantae Risky's Revenge was mediocre as hell though.

Definitely voting Grey Matter.
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#2443 Corpekata

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:40 PM

I haven't really been paying attention to Greenlight much, but it seems weird that both games are only at 1%. Even Black Mesa is only at 39% and I've heard a lot about that lately. Are they all low because a lot of people are voting "no"?


No's don't matter in that regard. They are low because they are older games that just got put on, and getting little to no promotion, whereas when Black Mesa is long awaited, free, and got a ton of push across the internet when it landed on greenlight.

TLDR, it's low because no one is really going to the pages yet.

#2444 Idiotekque

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:43 PM

Not to mention the amount of upvotes required is probably too high at the moment. Valve has said that the system isn't set yet, so we may see a change.

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#2445 Woodlands

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:49 PM

I haven't really been paying attention to Greenlight much, but it seems weird that both games are only at 1%. Even Black Mesa is only at 39% and I've heard a lot about that lately. Are they all low because a lot of people are voting "no"?


They're low because they just went up yesterday, and because there are 30 pages of Greenlight games to parse through, and because it takes a long time for these games to generate enough votes to earn a percentage point. Even popular games that went up the day Greenlight launched are hovering between 1 & 3%.

It'll take a while before anything gets accepted.

#2446 Severose

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:19 AM

Not to mention the amount of upvotes required is probably too high at the moment. Valve has said that the system isn't set yet, so we may see a change.


There will have to be a change; there just isn't enough people with enough or willing to dedicate enough time to rate game on Greenlight. They'll definitely have to cut down the current requirement.

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#2447 Drabelincoln

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:21 AM

Someone said McPixel was at 11% which would be the highest number I've seen if its true.

#2448 Idiotekque

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:31 AM

Someone said McPixel was at 11% which would be the highest number I've seen if its true.

Black Mesa is at 40% right now.

Either way, I think it's been said that a game does not actually require 100% to be accepted. It's just a gauge to see how much interest there is.

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#2449 DPsycho

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:32 AM

Also, a game reaching 100% doesn't mean that Valve is forced to accept it, either. It can still be rejected for other practical reasons. Though ideally. those reasons would see it removed long before they get that kind of voting power behind it.

They set a purposely high threshold because, well, setting one that proved too low from the start would have been a fiasco.

#2450 Preedatore

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:35 AM

Black Mesa is at 40% right now.

Either way, I think it's been said that a game does not actually require 100% to be accepted. It's just a gauge to see how much interest there is.


I think Project Zomboid is at around 28%. I've decided Greenlight just annoys me. I see all kinds of stupid games with stickman, or skinnyman, or stupid tall gangly man, or whatever the heck that stupid flavor of the week character is with a bunch of upvotes, and then a classic like Silent Storm with no love. A game like Silent Storm shouldn't even have to on Greenlight, it should just be a no brainer.

#2451 TheLongshot

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:29 AM

Edit: If you're a boardgamer, Zooloretto is on Greenlight. Not sure if the licensing is legit, but if it is, I would love to see it come to Steam.


Considering this is on the designer's site, there is a legit PC version.

http://michaelschach...flzooloPC0.html

Whether the person who put it up is legit is another question.
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#2452 imac2much

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:00 AM

How do you guys think the betas for "Big Picture" mode will be handed out? Pillar of Community again?

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#2453 sunasun

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:58 AM

Wrong topic, but can someone let me know what they think about this? I'm not looking to spend anything other than the current total though

Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor
$309.99

ASUS P8Z77-V ATX Intel Motherboard $189.99

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Free with mobo purchase

Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W Power Supply $59.99

nMEDIAPC Black HTPC 6000B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case $69.99 (for my old computer. Using that case for this one and turning that into an htpc)

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 100315L Video Card with Eyefinity $149.99

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-90G 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $69.99

Grand Total: $849.94

Also got a $15 gift card and $40 in rebates coming. Trying to take advantage of these weekend sales at newegg so I decided to post here looking for a quick response. I'm happy with all this stuff just checking if it will all work well together or if I can get something better/cheaper elsewhere. Thanks guys!

You can save 306 by getting this http://www.geeks.com...1700478&cat=CPU get some liquid nitrogen and overclock it to 7 GHZ.

Not related to the current topic, but everyone must vote for Shantae: Risky's Revenge on Greenlight.

Vote for it, please! :D

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Hey guys seeing as everyone is now talking about Greenlight I feel like I found a gem in terms of games that I think people would like to see come to Steam, I hope you guys will vote for them.

http://steamcommunit...tion=greenlight

They are DTP Entertainment AG, they are looking to bring Gray Matter, Black Mirror II, Black Mirror III, Venetica, and Crash Time 5, all to Steam, I hope you guys will vote for them, they are quality games, and have very little votes thus far. I know a lot of folks here like Gray Matter, and Venetica and the others I'm sure as well so please vote so we can see them on Steam.

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#2454 6er

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:17 AM

Wrong topic, but can someone let me know what they think about this? I'm not looking to spend anything other than the current total though

Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor
$309.99

ASUS P8Z77-V ATX Intel Motherboard $189.99

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Free with mobo purchase

Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W Power Supply $59.99

nMEDIAPC Black HTPC 6000B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case $69.99 (for my old computer. Using that case for this one and turning that into an htpc)

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 100315L Video Card with Eyefinity $149.99

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-90G 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $69.99

Grand Total: $849.94

Also got a $15 gift card and $40 in rebates coming. Trying to take advantage of these weekend sales at newegg so I decided to post here looking for a quick response. I'm happy with all this stuff just checking if it will all work well together or if I can get something better/cheaper elsewhere. Thanks guys!

I just built a system, have some $$$ saving tips:

Get the i5-3570($230 on amazon) if your main use is gaming. you can research yourself, but there is only a few % difference in most games between the two and the 3570 will save you some cash. With the card you choose the i7 seems like an odd match anyway, I'd suggest using the money save on the i5 toward a better/newer card. The strides made in the current GPU generation with DX11 & tessellation are substantial. and I havent heard about any big new DX updates coming, DX11 could be like 9 and stay with us for a while, meaning a decent DX11 card will hold you over a bit longer. For $60 of the savings can net you a VisionTek 7850 instead at amazon, so you still come out ahead

Dump the Agility 3, when amazon has the 128GB agility 4 for $55 AR right now(are you a CAG or an imposter? really man, use a deals site). And if you can, look for or wait for a deal on a Samsung 830 SSD drive. its faster and more reliable, and on sale NO more than $20 more than that 3.

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#2455 Bizzquik

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:20 AM

Hi all,

I have a stupid question. Hopefully there's a simple (maybe even stupid) answer.


I've seen some people selling several keys for one Steam game here in CAG's trading section and in the Steam forum trading section. People with something like 10 keys for a game not even out yet, or a game that is reasonably new. Doing the math, some of our fellow CAGs are carrying several hundred dollars of Steam keys. Crazy.

For preorders, are these people going to the same websites as the rest of us - GreenManGaming, GamersGate, Amazon - and just buying a dozen keys for one game when they think its at its lowest pre-order price and then treating those keys like some publicly-traded stock? Or are they small-scale merchants with access to keys directly from Steam because they buy so many?

I just don't get it. How is it that reputable members of CAG can sell pre-order Steam keys for $30 when GMG/GG/Amazon are selling them for $45 (or $38 if on sale) three months before launch? How is that profitable for them? Or have 8 keys for a game that's only been out for three weeks and sell the key at $25?

I'm just not understanding where the profit is.... I get the whole buy low, sell high mindset, but I wonder if there's more to it than that.
Thanks. :D

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#2456 tamagoyorokobi

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:25 AM

No's don't matter in that regard. They are low because they are older games that just got put on, and getting little to no promotion, whereas when Black Mesa is long awaited, free, and got a ton of push across the internet when it landed on greenlight.

TLDR, it's low because no one is really going to the pages yet.


Hmm ok I think I get how it works now. It'll be interesting to see what gets chosen first.

They're low because they just went up yesterday, and because there are 30 pages of Greenlight games to parse through, and because it takes a long time for these games to generate enough votes to earn a percentage point. Even popular games that went up the day Greenlight launched are hovering between 1 & 3%.

It'll take a while before anything gets accepted.


Ahh ok, I didn't realize they just started the other day. I knew it was recently but I thought it started earlier in the week. Hopefully more people start voting!

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#2457 lupe guillotine

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:31 AM

*snip*


They get them from Antarctica Wholesale!

#2458 MIND LINK

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:50 AM

They get them from Antarctica Wholesale!


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#2459 Idiotekque

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:16 AM

They get them from Antarctica Wholesale!

Don't forget the moon. Steam keys are so damn cheap up there.

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#2460 Larce80

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:19 AM

probably cheap russian keys that will get your game deleted in a couple months
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