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#13351 TheLongshot

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

Well, BGEE is just a graphical update of BG1+Tales of the Sword Coast. The pack contains much more. I haven't looked much further into BGEE and I won't until it hits $5.

Ars has probably one of the fairer reviews of BGEE.


It is a little more than just a graphical update. It also does include new characters, voice work, and areas, tho I don't know if it amounts to much.
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#13352 asheskitty

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

Anyone else amused that Square Enix Weekend on Steam is still stuck on Thursday?

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#13353 Rirse

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

Anyone else amused that Square Enix Weekend on Steam is still stuck on Thursday?


No since it didn't appear until about 7 EST last night.

#13354 theemadgamer

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

Anyone else amused that Square Enix Weekend on Steam is still stuck on Thursday?



They're doing the opposite of the GMG "Friday" sale....:roll:

#13355 asheskitty

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

It is a little more than just a graphical update. It also does include new characters, voice work, and areas, tho I don't know if it amounts to much.



I guess at the price I'm just meh on it. I think as an iPad game it's an enticing entry. (but I don't have one of those)

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#13356 warreni

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

It is a little more than just a graphical update. It also does include new characters, voice work, and areas, tho I don't know if it amounts to much.


Yes, it's actually a fair bit more than just a graphical update. I wouldn't necessarily pay $20 for it because I played all of these games back in the day, but I'd buy it on sale for the new content and play it before I bought old unoptimized versions of these games.

I guess at the price I'm just meh on it. I think as an iPad game it's an enticing entry. (but I don't have one of those)


It's not really an iPad game either. The iPad version has a different interface and all of the add-on content is paid in the mobile versions, which is why it's much cheaper than the PC version.

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#13357 theemadgamer

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

I guess at the price I'm just meh on it. I think as an iPad game it's an enticing entry. (but I don't have one of those)



I'm so tempted to grab it for the iPad. Feedback seems to indicate they're still fixing bugs, will probably buy when it's less frustrating to control

#13358 AgentW

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

So in addition to Steam not continuing on with the Square sale from Thursday to Friday. Their facebook page is posting updates about the winter sale. It's currently Day 15 and 14 again. so...holiday sale anyone?


and Ace Combat is now on steam. It was fun enough when I played it on 360.

#13359 spoderman

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

So in addition to Steam not continuing on with the Square sale from Thursday to Friday. Their facebook page is posting updates about the winter sale. It's currently Day 15 and 14 again. so...holiday sale anyone?


and Ace Combat is now on steam. It was fun enough when I played it on 360.


LOL wasn't sure if you were serious.. but I checked Steam's facebook page and it's true. Whatever GMG is smoking, Valve seems to be smoking as well.

#13360 asheskitty

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

So in addition to Steam not continuing on with the Square sale from Thursday to Friday. Their facebook page is posting updates about the winter sale. It's currently Day 15 and 14 again. so...holiday sale anyone?



QQ Why didn't anyone post that the Steam Winter Sale started. ;)

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#13361 dfg

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

Is there any chance that it will be cheaper or should I buy now? Will there be a recap day? Does it activate on Origin?
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#13362 Captain Urahara

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

The Winter Sale started?! I'm so unprepared!

#13363 Flowette

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

Is there any chance that it will be cheaper or should I buy now? Will there be a recap day? Does it activate on Origin?

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#13364 BigSpoonyBard

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

I am reading mixed reviews on Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. Would you recommend buying the available D&D packs containing the BG games over BGEE (disregarding the cost)?


When you factor in the cost/game ratio and the modding you can do, it seems like a no-brainer (unless you really, really want BG on Steam)

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#13365 juanjava

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

No coal?????

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#13366 smurfinaus

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

I am reading mixed reviews on Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. Would you recommend buying the available D&D packs containing the BG games over BGEE (disregarding the cost)?


At the price BGEE is selling for for desktop users, its a ripoff. The UI has been updated for touch screen users, existing mods added, one small adventure (which by all accounts is pretty naff) accessible from menu,several new charachters. No. Not really. Get the original.

#13367 Necrotron

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

At the price BGEE is selling for for desktop users, its a ripoff. The UI has been updated for touch screen users, existing mods added, one small adventure (which by all accounts is pretty naff) accessible from menu,several new charachters. No. Not really. Get the original.


I'd be all for using the Enhanced Edition, but the UI is pretty darn ugly.

#13368 aShufflinZombie

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

Comcast is boss. http://imageshack.us...815/steamhx.png

#13369 soulkyo

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

Comcast is boss. http://imageshack.us...815/steamhx.png


Wow, my download rate is 400 kb/s :lol:

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#13370 sleeping_lights_on

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

Comcast is boss. http://imageshack.us...815/steamhx.png


Is that the norm? or the exception? thats my question.

#13371 Eldredpe

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

Is that the norm? or the exception? thats my question.


When I had Comcast the speeds were always fantastic.

It was the reliability of the connection I had issues with.

#13372 travathian

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:19 PM

Is that the norm? or the exception? thats my question.


When I had Comcast I could always max out my bandwidth downloading from Steam.

#13373 juanjava

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:20 PM

Just bought the D&D Master Collection... I must say the Gamestop client is OK... I like it. Is a bit clunky and "old"... but is ok. It seems to keep your games updated and all the stuff.

#13374 Eldredpe

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:37 PM

Just bought the D&D Master Collection... I must say the Gamestop client is OK... I like it. Is a bit clunky and "old"... but is ok. It seems to keep your games updated and all the stuff.


All the stuff, huh?

I'm sold.

(But really I think I might have to buy this.)

#13375 MysterD

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:27 AM

Just bought the D&D Master Collection... I must say the Gamestop client is OK... I like it. Is a bit clunky and "old"... but is ok. It seems to keep your games updated and all the stuff.


If I recall, doing a back-up w/ GameStop PC App is a pain.

I don't know if this has changed recently, though - but for Impulse games, you had to make different archive-file back-ups for EACH OS.
Maybe someone can speak on this on if this has changed?

I had a back-up archive-file of both DOW: Dark Crusade & Divine Divinity that wouldn't install onto this Win 7 PC b/c archived back-ups through their program are actually OS-specific and was archived on Win XP.

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Yeah, that's what I thought...
Of course, this post was 2010. Anyone know if this has changed or not?

#13376 juanjava

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:37 AM

If I recall, doing a back-up w/ GameStop PC App is a pain.

I don't know if this has changed recently, though - but for Impulse games, you had to make different archive-file back-ups for EACH OS.
Maybe someone can speak on this on if this has changed?

I had a back-up archive-file of both DOW: Dark Crusade & Divine Divinity that wouldn't install onto this Win 7 PC b/c archived back-ups through their program are actually OS-specific and was archived on Win XP.

EDIT:
Yeah, that's what I thought...
Of course, this post was 2010. Anyone know if this has changed or not?


I'll leave downloading and check that...

#13377 NvaderJim

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:43 AM

When I had Comcast the speeds were always fantastic.

It was the reliability of the connection I had issues with.

Amen!:applause:

#13378 Mooby

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:36 AM

I'll defend Invisible War.

It is a game that was perfectly fine when it was released but had to live in the original's shadow. It does not hold up today, but the vitriol aimed at it is unreasonable.



Can't agree. Saying it was perfectly fine for when it was released at least partially implies it is... let's say... half as good as the original. It isn't. Yes, they had constraints because of the the Xbox platform but at that point the game stops being a Deus Ex game. The levels were absurdly small such that skill specialization was meaningless. Speaking of which... the choice of augs was pretty bland to begin with and although they try to make some form of trade off between black market and federal it isn't particularly interesting. Neither are the side quests which solely exist for giving you money which isn't really scarce. To be salvageable it would need to have some redeeming features to make up for the level design. I can't think of any.

It's just a bad game with poor design. It was then and it is now.

As an aside, if anyone wants to try the game that would have been 'Deus Ex 3' (was going to be multiplayer centric but it got cancelled/reworked under a different name because of the poor reception to IW): http://store.steampo...d.com/app/7010/

#13379 spoderman

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:13 AM

When I had Comcast the speeds were always fantastic.

It was the reliability of the connection I had issues with.


And the bandwidth caps.. which will be even worse once they're done with "testing" their new plans.

#13380 Preedatore

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:38 AM

Just noticed xcom officially added some of the second wave options that were cut.

Damage roulette: wider range of weapon dmg
New economy: council offers random funding
Not created equally: randomized rookie stats
Hidden potential: promoted soldier stats increase randomly