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#13651 Mooby

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:25 AM

Sleeping Dogs looks to be bottoming out pretty fast (along with most Squeenix games). If you don't want to play it right away I'm sure it'll be sub $10 sans glitched pricing in the next several months. Possibly even bundled with the new Hitman (that's also crashing fast) on Amazon.

#13652 Eldredpe

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:34 AM

Sleeping Dogs looks to be bottoming out pretty fast (along with most Squeenix games). If you don't want to play it right away I'm sure it'll be sub $10 sans glitched pricing in the next several months. Possibly even bundled with the new Hitman (that's also crashing fast) on Amazon.


EU PS+ just got it for free.

They get all the nicest stuff...

#13653 Mooby

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:43 AM

Sort of wondering what's up with Square. Also makes me wonder why anyone would preorder a game for $35+ when they are dropping to $10-15 within four or five months with relative frequency these days.

#13654 asheskitty

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

Sort of wondering what's up with Square. Also makes me wonder why anyone would preorder a game for $35+ when they are dropping to $10-15 within four or five months with relative frequency these days.



Maybe because most people who pre-order are shallow and only play the latest games. ;) Just musing.

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#13655 pantsattack

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:03 AM

Sleeping Dogs looks to be bottoming out pretty fast (along with most Squeenix games). If you don't want to play it right away I'm sure it'll be sub $10 sans glitched pricing in the next several months. Possibly even bundled with the new Hitman (that's also crashing fast) on Amazon.


I wonder what SE thought after their Amazing Amazon bundle sold through the roof, but pissed off most of the gaming internet. Tony said that pack would never return, so I wonder if they cut him off or something drastic. There's quite a few new or semi-recent SE games I'd be interested in (Sleepy Dogs, Absolution, Front Mission, Underworld, Legend).

#13656 Eldredpe

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

Sort of wondering what's up with Square. Also makes me wonder why anyone would preorder a game for $35+ when they are dropping to $10-15 within four or five months with relative frequency these days.


I can think of a few reasons.

1) Some people don't try to collect every game like we do, and only buy a few games a year, so picking up a new game they've been excited for at 40 bucks is just fine.

2) Being a part of the gaming zeitgeist can be fun.

3) If you're a huge fan of the series or genre and you just can't wait.

4) You like competitive multiplayer and want to get in while the community is still healthy.

#13657 Corpekata

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:28 AM

I imagine part of their aggressive pricing is their equally aggressive nonsense DLC policy.

#13658 jshackles

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:33 AM

Just checked and it looks like Sacred 2 Gold is NOT DRM-free on Steam. If I launch the EXE file, it asks me to sign in to Steam, so it looks like that version of Sacred 2 is using the Steam DRM.

#13659 asheskitty

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:57 AM

Just checked and it looks like Sacred 2 Gold is NOT DRM-free on Steam. If I launch the EXE file, it asks me to sign in to Steam, so it looks like that version of Sacred 2 is using the Steam DRM.



Could I trouble you Properties->Local Files->Verify Cache and recheck?

Two posts from Deep Silver slightly contradict.
http://steamcommunit...41710563752357/
http://forums.steamp...d.php?t=3035114

It seems possible that Professor Pew's DRM-FREE statements are caveat to: "It still uses Steam's own DRM, because it's on Steam./" Games like Cherry Tree High Comedy Club (RPG Maker) and Vanguard Princess (Fighter Maker) didn't get Steam-DRM added though (and, like Sacred 2 Gold, are DRM-FREE on GG).

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#13660 motoki

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:04 AM

Just checked and it looks like Sacred 2 Gold is NOT DRM-free on Steam. If I launch the EXE file, it asks me to sign in to Steam, so it looks like that version of Sacred 2 is using the Steam DRM.



Ah well, I must have misinterpreted. Thanks for checking.

Two posts from Deep Silver slightly contradict.
http://steamcommunit...41710563752357/
http://forums.steamp...d.php?t=3035114

It seems possible that Professor Pew's DRM-FREE statements are caveat to: "It still uses Steam's own DRM, because it's on Steam./" Games like Cherry Tree High Comedy Club (RPG Maker) and Vanguard Princess (Fighter Maker) didn't get Steam-DRM added though (and, like Sacred 2 Gold, are DRM-FREE on GG).


Probably when he's saying "without DRM"/"DRM free" he's meaning without additional DRM and just not clarifying that point. Most people on Steam don't care about Steam DRM, only 3rd party DRM. Some people actually don't even realize Steam is acting in a DRM capacity.

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#13661 asheskitty

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:15 AM

Ah well, I must have misinterpreted. Thanks for checking.

Probably when he's saying "without DRM"/"DRM free" he's meaning without additional DRM and just not clarifying that point. Most people on Steam don't care about Steam DRM, only 3rd party DRM. Some people actually don't even realize Steam is acting in a DRM capacity.



I think you're likely right. (I'm just bloody curious.) I find it odd that they would add Steam DRM to it while simultaneously releasing it DRM-FREE on GG. I don't have a dog in this fight since I already own the UK-DRM'd version and the new DRM-FREE versions on GG. And some people don't realize steam doesn't have to be DRM =)

...damnit now I'm tempted to get around to installing the new DRM-FREE version to get the md5sum hash to compare to a (begged from jshackles) md5sum of the steam version .exe.

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#13662 jshackles

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:21 AM

I think you're likely right. (I'm just bloody curious.) I find it odd that they would add Steam DRM to it while simultaneously releasing it DRM-FREE on GG. I don't have a dog in this fight since I already own the UK-DRM'd version and the new DRM-FREE versions on GG. And some people don't realize steam doesn't have to be DRM =)

...damnit now I'm tempted to get around to installing the new DRM-FREE version to get the md5sum hash to compare to a (begged from jshackles) md5sum of the steam version .exe.


Running the file validation now, but I'm more than happy to provide an MD5 hash when it's done, if you'd like.

#13663 BigSpoonyBard

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:23 AM

Fucking nerds

#13664 jshackles

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:30 AM

File integrity passed, still getting Steam login prompt when trying to run the EXE file. The MD5 of the exe is e2823ce264c2a897a6d746d4d4fb30f0

#13665 asheskitty

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:32 AM

Running the file validation now, but I'm more than happy to provide an MD5 hash when it's done, if you'd like.



Please =)

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#13666 sleeping_lights_on

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:19 AM

jshackles.

LOVE the plugin. You've outdone the official client in my mind.
One question though, it seems price history isn't fetched automatically anymore, I have to click. Any option to turn this back on?
On another note: Steamgamesales.com must be the best place for tracking? I ask only as I see its used for the plugin and I just subscribed to the main RSS feed. Just wondering about its quality/completeness. It used to be unusable at least for me due to horrible HORRIBLE query lag. Now its great.


In other news:

http://www.gog.com/g...ghts_2_complete + Games Removed from Steam 2.0 = Sad Panda

Thankfully I have NWN 1 && 2 safely in my library. At any moment that game you are eying for the summer sale. POOF! Gone forever! AMALUR.

#13667 jshackles

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:25 AM

jshackles.

LOVE the plugin. You've outdone the official client in my mind.
One question though, it seems price history isn't fetched automatically anymore, I have to click. Any option to turn this back on?
On another note: Steamgamesales.com must be the best place for tracking? I ask only as I see its used for the plugin and I just subscribed to the main RSS feed. Just wondering about its quality/completeness. It used to be unusable at least for me due to horrible HORRIBLE query lag. Now its great.


Thanks! Unfortunately, the horrible horrible query lag is what killed that feature. It was getting a few thousands hits each day from the plugin users, and my hosting company decided it would shut my site down until that was corrected. Since each hit would spawn a server process that grabbed the data from SteamGameSales.com, it was using some pretty high resources.

For now, you'll have to click. :) I've got some other stuff in the works for the price history, hopefully coming soon.

#13668 asheskitty

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:28 AM

jshackles.

LOVE the plugin. You've outdone the official client in my mind.
One question though, it seems price history isn't fetched automatically anymore, I have to click. Any option to turn this back on?
On another note: Steamgamesales.com must be the best place for tracking? I ask only as I see its used for the plugin and I just subscribed to the main RSS feed. Just wondering about its quality/completeness. It used to be unusable at least for me due to horrible HORRIBLE query lag. Now its great.


In other news:

http://www.gog.com/g...ghts_2_complete + Games Removed from Steam 2.0 = Sad Panda

Thankfully I have NWN 1 && 2 safely in my library. At any moment that game you are eying for the summer sale. POOF! Gone forever!


SGS is the one he could query and parse nicely (there was discussion of options a while back).


NWN2 was just added to GOG (for the first time) Thursday, one day after I posted heavily about it being on GameStop with NWN1, and the Master Collection. I'm glad to see Hasbro giving it love. The GOG version has one more expansion that the Steam version had.

I'm not sure what you're anxious about.

BTW, there are several other price trackers in my sig.

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#13669 asheskitty

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:31 AM

File integrity passed, still getting Steam login prompt when trying to run the EXE file. The MD5 of the exe is e2823ce264c2a897a6d746d4d4fb30f0


3956c1e5b660097af0465f2668320bea *sacred2.exe

Hmm, GG DRM-FREE and Steam versions are definitely different.

Thanks jshackles!

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#13670 oman19

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:49 AM

I'd be happy to roll a new toon (I'm thinking Mordecai) and co-op with you a bit in BL1. All my 128 hours in BL1 was on Lilith.

What toon were you having problems on? I do recall decent gear making a good difference, but that shouldn't be an issue in the first few hours. I'm kinda guessing here, but maybe you were using some low accuracy weapon(s) from too far away. Also having the right elemental weapon for the job makes a difference.

I did get my ass handed to me by Sledge (lv16-19 I forget) for a bit, until I got the hang of it more (and a few more levels).


If you, Syntax, and Eldredpe were game I'd jump in rolling a new toon. I'm playing a soldier right now but love using a sniper rifle.

#13671 Bloodbooger

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:58 AM

If you, Syntax, and Eldredpe were game I'd jump in rolling a new toon. I'm playing a soldier right now but love using a sniper rifle.


I'd like to get in on the BL1 train too, can roll a new toon or play from a level 12.

#13672 Idiotekque

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:08 AM

Fucking nerds


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#13673 fore1337

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:08 AM

mmmm Sacred Goodness
http://cloud-2.steam...C248AD2FE9B09C/

So, I buckled and grabbed Sleeping Dogs... since most of the DLC looks like crap. Is there any MUST HAVE DLC for Sleeping Dogs?

Thanks ahead of time.

#13674 sleeping_lights_on

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:10 AM

Thanks for the heads up jshackles. When I said query lag it was a long time ago, before the plugin. Thats why I stopped using it. Now it seems to be working better.

asheskitty: Thanks for the info on the NWN 2 Complete info. I didn't know the GOG version has one additional expansion. Very good to know.

Here's hoping GMG carries Skyrim Dragonborn for some sweet 16$ action!

#13675 walkonshadows

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:20 AM

Sleeping Dogs looks to be bottoming out pretty fast (along with most Squeenix games). If you don't want to play it right away I'm sure it'll be sub $10 sans glitched pricing in the next several months. Possibly even bundled with the new Hitman (that's also crashing fast) on Amazon.


Just wondering if that includes the DLC prices as well,or do they pretty much stay at their base pricing? From what I can tell on steamprices.com, using Guardian of Light and Dues Ex DLC as a test, DLC base pricing doesn't seem to fluctuate much, but it's hard to tell, as it's only listing sale prices. Thoughts?

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#13676 Eldredpe

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:32 AM

I guess I'll reinstall Borderlands tonight.

Perhaps we'll get a crew going for it.

Why are characters called toons? The art style?

#13677 spoderman

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:34 AM

So, I buckled and grabbed Sleeping Dogs... since most of the DLC looks like crap. Is there any MUST HAVE DLC for Sleeping Dogs?

Thanks ahead of time.


Nope, it all sucks. I'm not sure about Zodiac Tournament, it's the only one I haven't played.. but I can say for sure the rest of it isn't worth buying, even at 91% off (price glitch).

#13678 sleeping_lights_on

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:35 AM

Nope, it all sucks. I'm not sure about Zodiac Tournament, it's the only one I haven't played.. but I can say for sure the rest of it isn't worth buying, even at 91% off (price glitch).


That makes things easy. Thanks.

#13679 motoki

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:38 AM

Thanks for the heads up jshackles. When I said query lag it was a long time ago, before the plugin. Thats why I stopped using it. Now it seems to be working better.


The more recent versions of Steam Enhanced dropped the Steamgameprices pulled data and replaced it with a direct link which helps loads with the speed.

mmmm Sacred Goodness
So, I buckled and grabbed Sleeping Dogs... since most of the DLC looks like crap. Is there any MUST HAVE DLC for Sleeping Dogs?

Thanks ahead of time.


Speaking of Steam Enhanced, it has a handy feature that categorizes DLC so you can easily tell what's content DLC vs cosmetic and pay to unlock, multiplayer only etc that you might otherwise get tricked into buying.

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#13680 Idiotekque

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:53 AM

If everyone wants to play some Borderlands, I have both 1 and 2 installed. I'd love to play.

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