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#7831 Spyder187

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:08 AM

I finally bit on Civ 5 and my God, this game is awesome. It is like crack..... maybe I should have gotten the GOTY instead of just the base game...
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#7832 Mooby

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:09 AM

The defense of 'well you just have X amount of games' really doesn't hold up. There's no gimmicks or giveaways. There are less dailies. And 90% of flash and vote sales are just recycled dailies. That and the discounts are down, across the board. Granted I'm sure the publishers have the final say in this but there are games like Deathspank that have never been a feature/daily/flash sale in two years worth of major Steam sales. Dozens upon dozens upon hundreds of other games that fit into that category.

#7833 imac2much

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:09 AM

I know FTL has been winning critical praise and end of year awards, but I am still surprised at how much I'm enjoying the game. I have never, ever enjoyed rogue likes (including Shirin the Wanderer on DS and Dungeons of Dredmore on PC, I think the ONLY roguelike I liked was the secret 100 floor cave in Lufia 2, and I didn't even know that was considered a roguelike), but for some reason I am totally digging the completely wacky story beats that dynamically occur in FTL. I've played through 5 times and finally managed to get to the end (and die, doh!), and I still want to keep playing.

Oh, and on my last playthrough, my mantis men nearly killed all the rock aliens but then my autofire breach missile destroyed the ship before my teleporter recovered. This game is so weird.
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#7834 dracula

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:16 AM

I finally bit on Civ 5 and my God, this game is awesome. It is like crack..... maybe I should have gotten the GOTY instead of just the base game...



yep, you most definitely should have got the goty version. i guess you can wait for it to go on sale again and pick up the extra content. they add a lot of civs and replay value. and the gods and kings is almost like a whole new game, seems like more than just an expansion.
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#7835 Frithsblessing

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:17 AM

I finally bit on Civ 5 and my God, this game is awesome. It is like crack..... maybe I should have gotten the GOTY instead of just the base game...


It's the closest thing to a time machine. Start a game then next thing you know you're 8 hours into the future.

I put around 50 hours into it when I first bought it. I'm afraid to fire it back up, because it's really addicting, and each run last me a whole day or night.
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#7836 dracula

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:18 AM

This sale is just a snore, period. Watch something crazy happen on the last day though.



I am not exactly sure you can say that, the sale prices have been just as good if not better than the past sales. there are fewer flash deals, but there are more days(the sale ends january 5th). hopefully they bring back some of the older deals, i still missed out on Ys origins and the oath.
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#7837 Idiotekque

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:26 AM

I am not exactly sure you can say that, the sale prices have been just as good if not better than the past sales. there are fewer flash deals, but there are more days(the sale ends january 5th). hopefully they bring back some of the older deals, i still missed out on Ys origins and the oath.

Like I said, it's the lack of events and fun things.

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#7838 Meowser

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:35 AM

Exactly.

"Hey everyone, starting February 1st, 2013, all games on Steam will be free to install and play. That's right, every game on Steam is FREE! For the low low monthly subscription price of $100."


Very very unlikely. First off, many people (just like me) are still finding many of the deals offered in digital downloads.

Next, at $100 a month or $1200 a year its VERY unlikely people will spill for that. Do the math, $1200 is more than 90% of people will commit to "just like that".

Lastly, the publishers / developers would not support for a variety of reasons. The revenue shares would be all over the roads. Not to mention the places such as Amazon.com would take issue. That is to say, why use Amazon digital downloads for titles picked up by valve for steam? Not to mention such a move would probably result in Amazon.com buying controlling shares or lock stock and barrel Valve to make sure it would not happen and it'd not even put a dent in Amazons thick wallet.

In comparison, Valve is a very very small player in compare to a eRetailing giant such as Amazon. The online market clout Amazon enjoys is far far far more powerful to publishers/developers (mainstream) than could be measured by digital download royalties or even license purchases.

Amazon says to "Rockstar" for example, you REALLY need to be with US and not them and its exactly what would happen. In short, while not as drastic perhaps... Amazon enjoys more eOnline market clout than any other eRetailer. They are the Walmart of online retailers although comparing the two (Amazon vs Walmart) is not a honest comparison as Walmart is a far far larger and stronger entity. But in making a point of market clout it suffices.

Aka: Having Walmart be an outlet for your new video game, that actively promotes its sale means you are going to make a PILE more money (big pile!) than not. The same stands true for Amazon.

In other words... If the developer/publisher of say FTL slaps it out at Amazon. It makes more money. If same manages to get Amazon to slap and tout' its merits in high traffic landing pages at the site, sales will skyrocket.

According to my brother (who works for Amazon (software engineer)) if you are a featured vendor (third party vendor) and maintain low-price winning the Buy Box selling anything media based (CD's, DVD's, Video Games etc) that are triple-A items you will see a sale every 5-40 seconds all day long.

I said it before... Its why eBay is trying to re-invent the media related categories with UPC's, EAN's and the new display formats. They are trying to get more Amazon-like. Not only to increase conversion rates (sales) but so as they can attract the larger media sales entities and then remove the other sellers thus having better control over site/sales and prospects. At the sametime able to better deal with the resale of mass replicated illegit import copies, becoming a very very hot issue for them.

#7839 TheKbob

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:36 AM

Plus, a lot of the games I have purchased have been found at other sites for the same price or cheaper.

I remember crapping my pants over steam sales/deals. Now it's kind of like "that's neat"

Very very unlikely. First off, many people (just like me) are still finding many of the deals offered in digital downloads.

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#7840 UW_Shocks

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:41 AM

Hitman Absolution (Amazon for $20) vs Hitman: Triple Pack (STEAM $6.50)

Decisions, decisions......

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#7841 Mooby

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:42 AM

Plus, a lot of the games I have purchased have been found at other sites for the same price or cheaper.



Exactly. Two obvious examples: Lego LOTR and Scribblenauts. Obviously Warner Brothers was okay with 75% off as they okay'ed it on Amazon but Valve went with 33% off? Interdasting.

#7842 Severose

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:44 AM

... Dude, he was kidding. It's cool.


No dude, it's NOT cool. Why would he say something like that? I mean it's a suggestion that might seriously be considered.

Back in the day, we'd shine a penny and say that it's worth a dollar. My friend would then go to the market and insist to the cashier that the penny was in fact worth a dollar. When asked why he thought that, he slapped the cashier in the face.

He's now 50 years old and still in jail for things that he had to do while he was put in jail for one night for the assault charge.

It's statements like this that ruin the world, and the lives of all of the people who inhabit it.

Not cool.

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#7843 MrMuffinzzz

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:48 AM

How does GTA San Andreas on the 360 wired controller handle?

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#7845 inm8num2

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:50 AM

Maybe Steam's at the point where they don't need a clever or fun hook. They are huge, bigger than ever.

Previously their focus was on sales and competitive pricing. While they haven't ignored those, now they are putting more effort into Big Picture, the Steam Box thing, Linux, etc.

Not making excuses for the sale not being as exciting, but just trying to look at it from other perspectives. I guess I feel that Steam doesn't have as much incentive to come up with amazing sales or holiday achievements anymore.

#7846 Cantatus

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:51 AM

It's the closest thing to a time machine. Start a game then next thing you know you're 8 hours into the future.

I put around 50 hours into it when I first bought it. I'm afraid to fire it back up, because it's really addicting, and each run last me a whole day or night.


Haha, that's why I've always held off on getting it. I know how much Civ IV sucked me in. I just look at my backlog and think of how many games I could complete in the time I'd be playing Civ V. Someday...

#7847 Bort_

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:53 AM

is Hitman: Absolution worth the $25?

#7848 Mooby

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:53 AM

Maybe Steam's at the point where they don't need a clever or fun hook. They are huge, bigger than ever.

Previously their focus was on sales and competitive pricing. While they haven't ignored those, now they are putting more effort into Big Picture, the Steam Box thing, Linux, etc.

Not making excuses for the sale not being as exciting, but just trying to look at it from other perspectives. I guess I feel that Steam doesn't have as much incentive to come up with amazing sales or holiday achievements anymore.



I definitely agree with that sentiment. It seems pretty clear their next project is developing the 'SteamBox,' looking into a user friendly iteration of Linux, and leveraging their market share into coercing publishers to release Linux versions of their games.

#7849 Severose

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:58 AM

I definitely agree with that sentiment. It seems pretty clear their next project is developing the 'SteamBox,' looking into a user friendly iteration of Linux, and leveraging their market share into coercing publishers to release Linux versions of their games.


I'll be a Happy Panda if the day comes where there are a considerably large amount of games on Steam that are compatible with Linux. Then, maybe, I can finally make the switch, officially. Windows sucks. :cry:

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#7850 Woodlands

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:59 AM

Okay I bit on Resonance, thereby guaranteeing its inclusion in a bundle within four months. You're welcome, CAG.

#7851 mjontrix

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:59 AM

I am not exactly sure you can say that, the sale prices have been just as good if not better than the past sales. there are fewer flash deals, but there are more days(the sale ends january 5th). hopefully they bring back some of the older deals, i still missed out on Ys origins and the oath.


Same, I seem to always miss out on Ys and Dragon Age...

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#7852 dracula

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:01 AM

How does GTA San Andreas on the 360 wired controller handle?


the right analog stick isnt used for anything, it wont let you look around with the right analog stick. other than that, it plays exactly like it should. you have to select 'joystick' in the options and it will play just fine with your xbox 360 wired.

note: i played through san andreas on steam using a xbox 360 wireless, but a wired should work the same, i just had to buy a dongle to get mine to work.
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#7853 MC Kage

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:03 AM

the right analog stick isnt used for anything, it wont let you look around with the right analog stick. other than that, it plays exactly like it should. you have to select 'joystick' in the options and it will play just fine with your xbox 360 wired.

note: i played through san andreas on steam using a xbox 360 wireless, but a wired should work the same, i just had to buy a dongle to get mine to work.


Yeah that right stick for the camera is sorely missed, same with widescreen too.

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#7854 hal

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:06 AM

Looks like the summer 2013 will have a few nice games on it(hopefully the assassins creed games will all be $5 or so.


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#7855 Idiotekque

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:07 AM

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Not cool.

Stfu, I'll fucking kill you.

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#7856 MrMuffinzzz

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:07 AM

the right analog stick isnt used for anything, it wont let you look around with the right analog stick. other than that, it plays exactly like it should. you have to select 'joystick' in the options and it will play just fine with your xbox 360 wired.

note: i played through san andreas on steam using a xbox 360 wireless, but a wired should work the same, i just had to buy a dongle to get mine to work.


Wait, how am I supposed to look around then? I think I remember San Andreas allowing you to look around :O

#7857 Idiotekque

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:08 AM

Wait, how am I supposed to look around then? I think I remember San Andreas allowing you to look around :O

Back in my day we had to use the L1/R1 buttons to look around.

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#7858 Kaltic

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:10 AM

I'll be a Happy Panda if the day comes where there are a considerably large amount of games on Steam that are compatible with Linux. Then, maybe, I can finally make the switch, officially. Windows sucks. :cry:


My experience with Linux makes me never want to use it, but hey it could have been worse I guess. It took me about 3 days to get a non crap Ubuntu that would actually install. If I ever tried using wifi my network would crash, although I legitimately wanted to try it on campus to see if it would take down the entire university's network. And when it said, "Hey you need to update", I made the mistake of actually doing that because now my laptop freezes when starting Ubuntu.... Let me put it this way. I liked Linux so much that it is still on my laptop, but I haven't used in a year and a half. I dislike it so much I don't even want to re-install or take the time to remove it.

Again it could have been worse... My laptop could have started on fire or I could have been robbed during this time.

I like Windows because when there is a problem with it, I mean when isn't there?, there is also information online about it because so many people use Windows and also have that problem. Ubuntu has some information as to why I couldn't connect to my network wirelessly... you know for the version of Ubuntu that is 2 years old so it doesn't apply anymore.

#7859 MrMuffinzzz

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:13 AM

Back in my day we had to use the L1/R1 buttons to look around.


Ah right, I forgot all about that, thanks.

#7860 TheKbob

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:14 AM

No dude, it's NOT cool. Why would he say something like that? I mean it's a suggestion that might seriously be considered.

Back in the day, we'd shine a penny and say that it's worth a dollar. My friend would then go to the market and insist to the cashier that the penny was in fact worth a dollar. When asked why he thought that, he slapped the cashier in the face.

He's now 50 years old and still in jail for things that he had to do while he was put in jail for one night for the assault charge.

It's statements like this that ruin the world, and the lives of all of the people who inhabit it.

Not cool.


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