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#15991 asheskitty

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:17 AM

What's that? Steam beer and seasonal ale? Now we've got a thread going.

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I see your bier, and I raise you an:

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Local Bier, FTW! (Actually their brewery causes a distinct smell for a few blocks in Potrero Hill.)

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#15992 louiedog

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:24 AM

I see your bier, and I raise you an:

Local Bier, FTW! (Actually their brewery causes a distinct smell for a few blocks in Potrero Hill.)


I used to live in SF and happily took everyone who visited me on the tour, as well as occasionally with local friends. I've been on many brewery tours and it's probably still my favorite. I can't think of any others that'll give you unlimited free pours of everything they're currently brewing.

#15993 supershammy

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:43 AM

I see your bier, and I raise you an:

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Local Bier, FTW! (Actually their brewery causes a distinct smell for a few blocks in Potrero Hill.)


You raised him by the same brewery!

#15994 asheskitty

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:48 AM

You raised him by the same brewery!



Yes, what were you expecting? Buttwiper? (Budweiser) Though a fresh one, not some skunked 2010 holiday edition. ^_~

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#15995 Drizzt

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:07 PM

I feel like I can go back 10 pages and see the same list of posts about who plays what with what and when and how.

The life of the Steam thread:

Phase 1: Ooooh! New Thread! New Thread! Posting because of new thread!
Phase 2: When's the next sale? Is there a sale? When is it?
Phase 3: Steam sucks! Steam rules! You're both wrong! You're both right!
Phase 4: Keyboard and mouse! Controller! Controller sometimes, keyboard/mouse sometimes!
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Phase 6: Is it time for a new thread?
Phase 7: When's the next sale? Is there a sale? When is it?
Phase 8: Steam sucks! Steam rules! You're both wrong! You're both right!
Phase 9: Keyboard and mouse! Controller! Controller sometimes, keyboard/mouse sometimes!
Phase 10: Is it time for a new thread?


I would add somewhere in there "Will <insert indie game here> be in a bundle? <insert indie game here> is total bundle fodder. <insert indie game bundle here> is now live!"

Then there's 10 more pages discussing that bundle and all bundles before it. :)

#15996 aShufflinZombie

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

The even funnier part is that the Steam thread is always in the list of the top 15 deals even when nothing is on sale.

#15997 DRM-Free

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:37 PM

They did?!? Praise be the Mayan Gods!
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Whoa, I just got flashbacks of mid-90's website design.

Shoite, those were the days.

#15998 MysterD

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

Okay, fine, here's a steam deal...

Tomorrow (Saturday) GMG will have a popular game on sale for 75% off, $12.50, this title shall be referrred to by it's anagram A Binomial Nut Shot. The 20% off code GMG20-P4DLK-FKYRS should bring it to it's lowest price ever.


That's a STEAL!
This game is easily worth that.

EDIT:
$10 after coupon = INSANE.

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#15999 EarthBoundX5

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:28 PM

Seems like my post on BGCQ didn't get viewed enough; for those in the group, I have several contests going on (and had some last week too, so more this coming week as well!)

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#16000 MysterD

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:39 PM

I play platformers, racing games, and fighting games on a controller. Everything else on KB/M.


Same here, for the most part.
Racers, Platformers, Fighters - gamepad all the way for me.

Some games that have botched KB/mouse controls and/or just feel like they were totally built around a gamepad - yeah, it's kind of in your best interest to go w/ the gamepad.
I'm thinking PC versions of RE4 and Dark Souls PTD here.

Usually - RPG's, Shooters (FPS/TPS), I prefer KB/mouse.

#16001 Necrotron

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:45 PM

I see your bier, and I raise you an:

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Local Bier, FTW! (Actually their brewery causes a distinct smell for a few blocks in Potrero Hill.)


Haha, moar Anchor Steam! One of my favorites.

This is my go to beer currently.

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#16002 juanjava

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

Been trying War of the roses... is REALLY hard... but great. Maybe I like it because I'm used to the M&B battle mechanics. There are some things like the perks that I don't know well what's their exact purpouse. Also, I didn't see the über customization aspect... is because is a free weekend and all most of the options are locked?

#16003 Eldredpe

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

I just played 5 hours of Crusader Kings II.

After a total of 8 hours playing, and another 4 hours watching/reading tutorials, I'm pretty sure I have a basic handle on things. (As in I have some kind of ground beneath my feet rather than floating about wild and confused.)

This game is really damn cool. And super addictive.

#16004 motoki

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:17 PM

The even funnier part is that the Steam thread is always in the list of the top 15 deals even when nothing is on sale.


There's always something on sale. It's just that for most of us here we either have it already or the sale does not meet or rigorous CAG PC gamer sale pricing standards (ie it's not 75% off).

I just played 5 hours of Crusader Kings II.

After a total of 8 hours playing, and another 4 hours watching/reading tutorials, I'm pretty sure I have a basic handle on things. (As in I have some kind of ground beneath my feet rather than floating about wild and confused.)

This game is really damn cool. And super addictive.


I need to get back to that game some day. People say it's fantastic and I'm sure it is once you get that hang of it, but that's a whole lot of hours and reading and watching just to get to the point where you feel like you're not totally floating about wild and confused.

For now though, I've gone over to the dark (console) side for a bit. Just bought a PS3 and am playing through Ni No Kuni.

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#16005 Eldredpe

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

I need to get back to that game some day. People say it's fantastic and I'm sure it is once you get that hang of it, but that's a whole lot of hours and reading and watching just to get to the point where you feel like you're not totally floating about wild and confused.


I absolutely understand and would normally agree.

It was just one of those things where I decided I really wanted to tackle something difficult and learn something new (the concept of playing a grand strategy game) so I'm going through and doing it. So far it's been pretty rewarding, though. It isn't as daunting as it had originally seemed, but it definitely takes some work. It seems like most of that work is focused on cracking the barrier of entry though, rather than there being some massive amount of intellectual exertion from start to finish.

Will probably report back on this later, as I think the perspective of "person who has never played a game like this and is learning to play a game like this" is probably the right tone to inform most people in this thread on it.

#16006 motoki

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

I absolutely understand and would normally agree.

It was just one of those things where I decided I really wanted to tackle something difficult and learn something new (the concept of playing a grand strategy game) so I'm going through and doing it. So far it's been pretty rewarding, though. It isn't as daunting as it had originally seemed, but it definitely takes some work. It seems like most of that work is focused on cracking the barrier of entry though, rather than there being some massive amount of intellectual exertion from start to finish.

Will probably report back on this later, as I think the perspective of "person who has never played a game like this and is learning to play a game like this" is probably the right tone to inform most people in this thread on it.


That sounds good. I mean I've played some of the more handholdy strategy games like Civ V but I don't think I've ever really gotten into the meat of those traditional style Paradox grand strategy games in spite of owning a ton of them.

If you come across a Crusader Kings II For Dummies guide, or write one, I'd definitely be interested.

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#16007 Preedatore

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

I don't get this IPA rage that's popped up over the past 5 or so years. I feel like it's fueled by twenty-something beer snobs trying to one up their friends with who can find the shittiest and most obscure beer and pretend to like it.

"Oh, you're drinking Sierra Nevada Pale Ale? That was ok before they went mainstream. Now it just doesn't taste right. I'm drinking Houndstooth Sixpence 90 Minute IPA. It's only available at this one place 90 miles east of here, on thursdays, at 4:14 AM, and you have to pay in iTunes gift cards."

And before you get all worked up, I'm sure there are people that legitimately like it. I just don't get the craze.

#16008 Eldredpe

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:56 PM

That sounds good. I mean I've played some of the more handholdy strategy games like Civ V but I don't think I've ever really gotten into the meat of those traditional style Paradox grand strategy games in spite of owning a ton of them.

If you come across a Crusader Kings II For Dummies guide, or write one, I'd definitely be interested.


I will never be good enough at CKII to write a guide at it. I can tell that from my 8 hours of playing it.

There are a few excellent video tutorials and let's plays around, though, that do a really nice job of putting you in the right mindset and familiarizing you with the early game.

I've pretty much gone off Tekk's video series (it's the one that's high up in the game's community hub) supplemented with a LOT of googling and dicking around/starting new games. Everybody has an opinion on the right way to do things, though, so it's really just about being comfortable with the basics of play and figuring out the specifics of how YOU want to play the game, which I think is really appealing.

I don't get this IPA rage that's popped up over the past 5 or so years. I feel like it's fueled by twenty-something beer snobs trying to one up their friends with who can find the shittiest and most obscure beer and pretend to like it.

"Oh, you're drinking Sierra Nevada Pale Ale? That was ok before they went mainstream. Now it just doesn't taste right. I'm drinking Houndstooth Sixpence 90 Minute IPA. It's only available at this one place 90 miles east of here, on thursdays, at 4:14 AM, and you have to pay in iTunes gift cards."

And before you get all worked up, I'm sure there are people that legitimately like it. I just don't get the craze.


I've never been very discerning when it comes to IPAs. Most microbreweries tend to have a standard IPA and they all seem about on par for me. I prefer something thicker like a scotch ale to the hoppier IPA taste, though.

#16009 cranky2

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:05 PM

I feel like it's fueled by twenty-something beer snobs trying to one up their friends with who can find the shittiest and most obscure beer and pretend to like it.


And that same person wears Ray Bans, deck shoes, his little sister's bluejeans, and carries a purse made from recycled vinyl or some other bullshit.

Being an artist means I have to put up with this trendy hipster bullshit all the time.

Fuck beer. Give me whiskey and tell me its from Kentucky.

#16010 JustYourAverageJoe

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

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I'll stick with this. God damn if there isn't anything better than a cold pint of Guinness from a tap -- particularly when the bartender knows how to pour it correctly.

Anyways, looking forward to when Tomb Raider unlocks. Grabbed it from Amazon with a little credit for $28. Nixxes is handling the port, and they did a pretty great job with DE:HR. Also, as a graphics whore escort, I can't wait to turn on TressFX. Dat hair!

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Just need to grab Bioshock Infinite now. Might start trawling eBay or something for keys from AMD's promotion.

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#16011 cranky2

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:20 PM

I'll stick with this. God damn if there isn't anything better than a cold pint of Guinness from a tap -- particularly when the bartender knows how to pour it correctly.


Beer syrup. I like it.

#16012 asheskitty

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:19 PM

The Blizz store has Starcraft II: Wing of Liberty for $20 (50% off) through 11 March (Digital and Spinning Plastic Ed).

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#16013 asheskitty

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:23 PM

It's live and it works. I just scored a A Binomial Nut Shot for $10, Professional Edition to boot.

Worst case it drops to $7.50 by the summer sale, I figure.

Okay, fine, here's a steam deal...

Tomorrow (Saturday) GMG will have a popular game on sale for 75% off, $12.50, this title shall be referrred to by it's anagram A Binomial Nut Shot. The 20% off code GMG20-P4DLK-FKYRS should bring it to it's lowest price ever.


I dream in yellow comic sans.

It rubs the lotion on it's skin or else it gets Bad Rats again.

♥·.·´¯`·.·♥ Le Mew - Le Purrrrr ♥·.·´¯`·.·♥
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Don't you be messin' with asheskitty. That girl be from the STREETS, yo.


#16014 motoki

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

It's live and it works. I just scored a A Binomial Nut Shot for $10, Professional Edition to boot.

Worst case it drops to $7.50 by the summer sale, I figure.


Hmm that game got to $10 in a little over 3 months. I wonder if Square Eidos will do the same with Tomb Raider.

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#16015 MysterD

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:38 PM

Hmm that game got to $10 in a little over 3 months. I wonder if Square Eidos will do the same with Tomb Raider.


Hehe, I like the way you think. ;)

Probably also depends on how well (or poorly) Tomb Raider sales & reviews go.

And right now, TR 2013 reviews (at least for X360 and PS3) been pretty damn good...

EDIT:
Probably would help drive base game's price down if they release a good deal of DLC, too... ;)

#16016 seamoss

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:41 PM

Beer syrup. I like it.


I used to drink (sip?) Guiness in the US back when I couldn't get a decent pilsner beer here (I was in Madison, WI, at the time - couldn't even get a Carslberg).

Now I live in Colorado and can have all sorts of great microbrews, including this one:

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#16017 asheskitty

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:46 PM

Hehe, I like the way you think. ;)

Probably also depends on how well (or poorly) Tomb Raider sales & reviews go.

And right now, TR 2013 reviews (at least for X360 and PS3) been pretty damn good...



I also have to wonder how much of an effect the constant stream of game releases factors in. It's easy to ride high longer during a dry spell. Now days, games seem to struggle to get their full 15 minutes of fame.

Remember when films were in the cinemas for months?

I'm also wondering if the latest TR will make me motion-sick the way TRA did. (It's particularly bad in games where you have to swing your camera all over the place, like when decoding the TR platforming puzzles. It never happens in games with constant flow (e.g. racing games). First person is always worse than third person.)

I dream in yellow comic sans.

It rubs the lotion on it's skin or else it gets Bad Rats again.

♥·.·´¯`·.·♥ Le Mew - Le Purrrrr ♥·.·´¯`·.·♥
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#16018 juanjava

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:47 PM

Played one more hour of war of the roses. Now I understand better a lot of things. It's an AWESOME game! I've played Chivalry too, during it's free weekend, but I like WotR more. I like the realism and customization. For most people the realism is a barrier... but for me is a welcoming door. Love it!!!

Chivalry is good too, I'll but it when it reaches the $5...

#16019 asheskitty

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:04 PM

Weird, either the Steam Daily isn't flipping on schedule, or Gabe decided to run the Cave Story daily for two days in a row.

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It rubs the lotion on it's skin or else it gets Bad Rats again.

♥·.·´¯`·.·♥ Le Mew - Le Purrrrr ♥·.·´¯`·.·♥
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#16020 MysterD

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:11 PM

I also have to wonder how much of an effect the constant stream of game releases factors in. It's easy to ride high longer during a dry spell. Now days, games seem to struggle to get their full 15 minutes of fame.

Remember when films were in the cinemas for months?


Yeah, that's all some great points.

I mean, hell - a {sort of} sequel to one of the best reviewed games of all time - and IMHO, one of the best games of all time - is due-out the end of this month.

The hype-train for Bioshock: Infinite is going to be insane.

If anything is going to hurt TR 2013's 15 minutes of fame run, this is the one.

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Oh, man...I forgot for those PS3 gamers, God of War: Ascension is out soon...