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#481 MysterD

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:45 PM

@Tony
Can we expect any deals on Dark Souls: PTD Edition before or around maybe...Halloween?

I dunno, but a Dark Souls: PTD during this month of Halloween...that just makes sense... ;)

#482 MysterD

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:50 PM

Poor Tony getting deluged but still fielding questions like a champ!


That's definitely one of many things Tony does great around here.

Sure, I and/or others might not like his answer, sometimes - but dammit, Tony answers almost every question thrown at him.
When it comes CS on these CAG Boards, Tony sure does most definitely get it.... :D

^5 for Tony on that.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:06 PM

The DLC for Dark Souls hits consoles around Halloween so I would wager that's a good time for Namco to offer the PC version on a decent sale.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:19 PM

Burning, Flaming, Reflecting Bundle Origin Activation Questions:

My EA Rep informs me that ALL of the games in the bundle should now activate on Origin successfully. If they don't Origin CS should get it sorted for you quickly.

Other Random Questions:

The Strat 1st and 1C bundles are stuck in hell. I don't know when they will be leaving but I email our reps at those companies daily :(.



We'll have BF3 for $10 one day this weekend. We'll also have the Ultimate Shortcut Pack for 75% off as well.



I just shot an email over requesting that we do this. Stay tuned.

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Thanks for the heads up and honesty regarding the Strategy First and 1C Bundles; still can't wait to grab these Bundles though. :)

In the meantime I'll probably grab the EA bundle + $10 BF3 + $5 Darkness II [if it happens].
Tony you are making me "Amazed" at these "Amazon" deals! :applause::applause:

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#485 Steampunk Willie

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:21 PM

Tony,

Any idea why this game is showing up unavailable? http://www.amazon.co...heapassgam08-20

Thanks for all you do around here!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:42 PM

They were good :), any reason for asking or just curious?


Just curious. Since you asked, my reasons are mostly boring hobbiest curiosity of the economics of digital distribution. Also, I like it when I think a deal is going to sell like gangbusters and it turns out to be wildly popular. ;)

Also, I propose we stop asking Tony about the 1C and Strat 1st bundles until he gets the greenlight from his tech and publisher buddies. If they happen, they happen. But it's not like we're waiting to find out if Gordon Freeman is going to avenge the murder of Eli Vance in the north pole :)

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:47 PM

Tony,

Any idea why this game is showing up unavailable? http://www.amazon.co...heapassgam08-20

Thanks for all you do around here!


You're welcome! I have no idea what that game is :(.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:50 PM

@Tony
Can we expect any deals on Dark Souls: PTD Edition before or around maybe...Halloween?

I dunno, but a Dark Souls: PTD during this month of Halloween...that just makes sense... ;)


I'll ask about a Dark Souls promo.

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#489 wowimsocute

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:05 PM

anyone get bad company 2 to activate on origin?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:15 PM

anyone get bad company 2 to activate on origin?


I bought BC2 from Amazon back in January and it activated on Origin no problem.

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#491 Foxhack

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:13 AM

So can anyone confirm their Mercenaries 2 key will work on Origin -without- using https://activate.ea....activategame.do ?

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#492 Steampunk Willie

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:30 AM

You're welcome! I have no idea what that game is :(.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:33 AM

I'll ask about a Dark Souls promo.

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Ohh, that would be nice. I just bought the PS3 version for $15 used, but haven't even opened the envelope yet.

#494 MysterD

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:36 AM

Ohh, that would be nice. I just bought the PS3 version for $15 used, but haven't even opened the envelope yet.

And the Dark Souls: PTD Ed PC version comes w/ some extra content, too. :D
Consoles supposed to be getting all of that extra content as $DLC for $15, soon enough...

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:16 AM

Is anyone else having problems with the Saboteur? I'm using my Xbox Controller and it is waay to sensitive.
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#496 kaydigi

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:24 AM

Tony any info when you'll do pre orders for Sonic Adventure 2 HD and Sonic Racing Transformed?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:32 AM

Darksiders 2 DLCs are on Amazon for pre-order and they were supposed to be released Oct 2nd, now they are to be released on Oct 9th :cry:

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#499 wowimsocute

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:55 AM

FYI: i had the BF:BC2 collection, but origin did not accept the key. it send me to activate.ea.com or something to activate. i tried there, but it just sent me back to the same website. i used the live chat at help.ea.com and the guy added it to my account for me.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:22 AM

So can anyone confirm their Mercenaries 2 key will work on Origin -without- using https://activate.ea....activategame.do ?


I just tried, and it did not work directly through origin, however, it was extremely painless to activate via the link you mentioned.
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#501 MC Kage

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:45 AM

It's not like NBA2K13 requires Steam flat-out. At retail, it'll be Non-Steam, AFAIK.
A real bummer - especially since for NBA2K12, you gave consumers options for either Non-Steam Version or Steam version...


I thought retail versions used Steam to activate/run? Why is it a bummer?

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#502 darkling23

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:21 AM

This deal made me remember The Saboteur. A friend of mine raved about it endlessly a few years ago and I actually have a copy I got on special somewhere. Despite it's technical flaws on launch, it's a great game. =D

#503 BernardoOne

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

I thought retail versions used Steam to activate/run? Why is it a bummer?


As far as I know, NBA2K12 is steamworks. I was about to buy the pc version on of these days, and in the back cover it indeed said " Steam account needed for activation"

#504 MysterD

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:20 PM

As far as I know, NBA2K12 is steamworks. I was about to buy the pc version on of these days, and in the back cover it indeed said " Steam account needed for activation"


Wait, wait, wait...is NBA 2K13 Steam-required everywhere?

NBA2K12 is NOT, in some places.
Amazon DVG sells both Steam and Non-Steam (Securom-laced) versions of that.

#505 BernardoOne

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:57 PM

Wait, wait, wait...is NBA 2K13 Steam-required everywhere?

NBA2K12 is NOT, in some places.
Amazon DVG sells both Steam and Non-Steam (Securom-laced) versions of that.


Well, at least the retail version of NBA2K12 is.

#506 MysterD

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:00 PM

I thought retail versions used Steam to activate/run? Why is it a bummer?


A lot this depends on DRM types and layers; and for possible modding purposes.

When given the option b/t Steam Version and Non-Steam, I'll often go Non-Steam -- unless the Non-Steam Version's DRM is something I just don't care for.

If say Non-Steam DRM is nasty, but the Steam version actually ONLY used Steam DRM - I might go Steam.

The thing is - if Steam's required period ONLY everywhere (i.e. no extra DRM), that isn't such a bad thing. Nothing you can do about that. Of course, Steam-required is fine as long as they don't tact on extra 3rd party DRM. I do get annoyed when games have 3rd party DRM on Steam versions. Steam DRM is enough.

Usually, there's 3rd Party DRM is on the Non-Steam version; and then when they do the Steam version they just lace Steam DRM on top of it (HOW LAZY!). Steam versions should deal w/ ONE DRM layer - and that's Steam, as far as I'm concerned.

Also, it can be easier to mod a particular game w/out Steam involved -- especially true w/ older games; and especially when there's a case of possibly of modding, replacing, or screwing around w/ the EXE file. Vampire: Bloodlines is as perfect example. Both Unofficial Patches (Tess and Wesp) fix the EXE file some of the issues so it runs on Win XP and above, basically - i.e. the limited memory issue. It's known that it can be a pain to mod, if you get the Steam version - from backwards patching issues b/c you didn't turn-off auto-patching and Steam overlay/community when you modded it; to weird error messages b/c you put the mod in. I bought it from Retail, long ago.

Of course, that so is NOT true w/ games supporting Steam Workshop. Steam Workshop supported games like Portal 2 and Skyrim easy to mod and deal w/ in that regard.
Though, you might want to back-up your Steam game folder in a clean state (unmodded) for any Steam games you mod - especially if the DL is HUGE (think like RAGE, which is 20 GB) - so you don't have to redownload the monster, if somehow the game company released an official patch that breaks your modded game OR in case you screw the game-up by trying to mod it.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:14 PM

I just tried, and it did not work directly through origin, however, it was extremely painless to activate via the link you mentioned.



I bought my Mercenaries 2 a long time ago and its key will not work on Origin or the "painless" site either. It's never worked to give me a digital backup. I may have to wind up buying another copy to get a key that works digitally. (I already tried in the past when Bulletstorm wasn't working to go with their tech support, but that was a long ass wait to have them give me the run around. Won't do that again.) It's worth noting that Bulletstorm DID finally work yesterday, though. It's been a year since I bought that, but at last they added it to their database.

Now if they'd just get up off their butts, take their Access or whatever database of keys, add the rest of those keys to Origin, then they'd be up to spec with what they're promising. Of course, getting up and carrying a flash drive of those keys to a central computer would require getting up and they ARE rather busy playing Call of Duty to stop.

I'm not too annoyed, though. I like the notion that I have digital backups of most of their games. I want them to go back and give me digital copies of ALL their games throughout history. That'd be a great feature. And oddly enough, I tend to LIKE EA games, especially ones by Bioware. And Origin's features are getting reasonably close to Steam (though more clunky overall), which is good. Also, bonus, they allow you to choose where you install your games and where you store the downloaders. Choosing where you install your game is something even Steam is JUST adding, probably because Origin did it.

And that's good for the gamer who has a SSD and wants some games there, some games on a larger conventional drive. Steam should have done this ages ago, but the lack of real competition meant they could ADHD their way right by obvious features and everyone was just glad to have what they had. Competition means they have to go back and add in these amenities we really deserve. Don't you think it's silly we have Steam, we have cloud saves, we have achievements, we have online communication, we have a voting system for new game ideas, we have a bajillion hats, we have the steam workshop, we have bigscreen mode, we have themes, but we didn't have something as simple as an option to choose an alternative place to store games for games we don't want on the "fast drive?"

#508 Drabelincoln

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:40 PM

I bought my Mercenaries 2 a long time ago and its key will not work on Origin or the "painless" site either. It's never worked to give me a digital backup. I may have to wind up buying another copy to get a key that works digitally. (I already tried in the past when Bulletstorm wasn't working to go with their tech support, but that was a long ass wait to have them give me the run around. Won't do that again.) It's worth noting that Bulletstorm DID finally work yesterday, though. It's been a year since I bought that, but at last they added it to their database.

Now if they'd just get up off their butts, take their Access or whatever database of keys, add the rest of those keys to Origin, then they'd be up to spec with what they're promising. Of course, getting up and carrying a flash drive of those keys to a central computer would require getting up and they ARE rather busy playing Call of Duty to stop.

I'm not too annoyed, though. I like the notion that I have digital backups of most of their games. I want them to go back and give me digital copies of ALL their games throughout history. That'd be a great feature. And oddly enough, I tend to LIKE EA games, especially ones by Bioware. And Origin's features are getting reasonably close to Steam (though more clunky overall), which is good. Also, bonus, they allow you to choose where you install your games and where you store the downloaders. Choosing where you install your game is something even Steam is JUST adding, probably because Origin did it.

And that's good for the gamer who has a SSD and wants some games there, some games on a larger conventional drive. Steam should have done this ages ago, but the lack of real competition meant they could ADHD their way right by obvious features and everyone was just glad to have what they had. Competition means they have to go back and add in these amenities we really deserve. Don't you think it's silly we have Steam, we have cloud saves, we have achievements, we have online communication, we have a voting system for new game ideas, we have a bajillion hats, we have the steam workshop, we have bigscreen mode, we have themes, but we didn't have something as simple as an option to choose an alternative place to store games for games we don't want on the "fast drive?"



Origin support has been good for me. All on different occasions i had them add bulletstorm, saboteur retail, sim city 4 and spore. The wait time was long but I was probably watching porn while waiting anyway.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:58 PM

Apparently I claimed a $10 Gift Card on Amazon today. I do not remember doing this.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:20 PM

Hey Tony,

There's a Nordic Games Sale at Gamefly.
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Can you price match (or put out an awesome Spellforce or Nordic Bundle)?