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The Steam Deal Thread V7 - The soda wars have ended, but the deals rage on.


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#61 Demonkadar

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:43 AM

Was looking at sales, found a sale on AoE3, with a link for a presale of Age of Empires Legacy Bundle, one of the items inside this bundle happens to be... wait for it... http://store.steampo...com/app/221380/ Age of Empires II HD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#62 sunasun

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:54 AM

Not a deal =(

Where are my 75% off alpacas?

I actually know a guy who breeds them a couple ranches over lol

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#63 dfg

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:58 AM

I don't even know what to say in these threads anymore.


I think you're supposed to bitch about DRM and argue about KB/M vs. controllers.
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#64 INCyr

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:01 AM

Ooh, new thread! Yay!

#65 Captain Urahara

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:17 AM

I think you're supposed to bitch about DRM and argue about KB/M vs. controllers.


That sounds about right.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:40 AM

I don't even know what to say in these threads anymore.

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#67 MysterD

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:00 AM

I think you're supposed to bitch about DRM and argue about KB/M vs. controllers.


And the Assassin's Creed series... ;)


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:12 AM

hey guys i bought dragonage 1 n 2 and thought ill install one and trade other for skyram so tell me which is best dragonrage game thx.

#69 motoki

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:16 AM

hey guys i bought dragonage 1 n 2 and thought ill install one and trade other for skyram so tell me which is best dragonrage game thx.


2 Definitely 2. Didn't you hear what Bioware said? When you push a button, something awesome happens!

#70 PenguinJim

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:17 AM

hey guys i bought dragonage 1 n 2 and thought ill install one and trade other for skyram so tell me which is best dragonrage game thx.


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#71 motoki

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:20 AM

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And if so, wow someone is really giving Sunghost a run for his money.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:33 AM

EA disables Cheetah speed, other features to relieve SimCity servers (updated)
Leaderboards, achievements, region filters all temporarily shut down.

UPDATE 1:57 CT: Amid the bug fixes in the latest server patch notes released by EA comes the incredibly important word that EA has "disabled Cheetah speed," the fastest simulation speed setting. Games set to Cheetah will now run at the noticeably slower Llama speed.

Presumably this is to give the servers more time to process the thousands of simultaneous city simulations that are all feeding into its global and regional networks. In any case, this is a core piece of the gameplay that's now being hampered by EA's continuing server problems; in my 16 or so hours playing the game, I'd estimate 15 or so have been spent running at Cheetah. Slowing things down, even temporarily, is likely to impact a whole lot of players negatively.

In other news, Amazon has stopped offering the PC download edition of SimCity, and is now warning shoppers that "many customers are having issues connecting to the 'SimCity' servers." on its product page, directing those concerned to EA's customer support.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:39 AM

Max Payne 3 is quite good but the huge quantity of unskippable "loading but not really loading" cutscenes kills any sort of replayability it might have had. The plot is rancid, too.


Is it worthy of one play through if someone has limited gaming time?
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#74 DPsycho

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:45 AM

Oh hey, new thread. Still trying to catch up with the previous iteration.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:51 AM

Is it worthy of one play through if someone has limited gaming time?


If you liked the earlier games you will like this one. Personally I think its fantastic.

#76 Captain Urahara

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:57 AM

If you liked the earlier games you will like this one. Personally I think its fantastic.


I have to agree with this. I really loved Max Payne 3.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:07 AM

And if so, wow someone is really giving Sunghost a run for his money.


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#78 hal

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:23 AM

Angry Birds Space?

It was pretty cool on my phone. I can see double-dipping again when it gets closer to the price they're selling it for on the App Store... $0.99.

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#79 Bloodbooger

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:18 AM

Is this the new OTT?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:36 AM

Is this the new OTT?


I'm down wit OTT, yeah, you know me. 8-)

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#81 Blade

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:13 AM

And if so, wow someone is really giving Sunghost a run for his money.


PenguinJim is the Randy to sunghost's Mr. Lahey.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:06 PM

I can't decide if I should get Angry Birds when it's on sale at 75% off, or just assume that all of them are going to make it to Steam and a bundle will be even cheaper. They're also something that could show up in a bundle sooner or later, especially with the android bundles happening.

#83 Momouchi

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

Bundle, besides aren't they free on phones?

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#84 motoki

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

EA disables Cheetah speed, other features to relieve SimCity servers (updated)
Leaderboards, achievements, region filters all temporarily shut down.


UPDATE 1:57 CT: Amid the bug fixes in the latest server patch notes released by EA comes the incredibly important word that EA has "disabled Cheetah speed," the fastest simulation speed setting. Games set to Cheetah will now run at the noticeably slower Llama speed.

Presumably this is to give the servers more time to process the thousands of simultaneous city simulations that are all feeding into its global and regional networks. In any case, this is a core piece of the gameplay that's now being hampered by EA's continuing server problems; in my 16 or so hours playing the game, I'd estimate 15 or so have been spent running at Cheetah. Slowing things down, even temporarily, is likely to impact a whole lot of players negatively.

In other news, Amazon has stopped offering the PC download edition of SimCity, and is now warning shoppers that "many customers are having issues connecting to the 'SimCity' servers." on its product page, directing those concerned to EA's customer support.



I only played for a couple of hours (that's all you were allowed for the private beta) but most of that time I did spend in the Cheetah mode. It just makes the most sense with games like Sim City and The Sims to speed up time really fast until you get to the point where you can do something, otherwise it's really like watching paint dry just looking at people walk around and do mundane tasks while you can't act yet.

They really should have done a much, much wider beta test. I'm not sure how I got in, I have vague recollections of signing up for it early on, but I know there were a lot of people who wanted in the beta but were not able to get in.

It boogles my mind that with a game with this sort of infrastructure that they wouldn't do a proper stress test prior to release. They should have made a free weekend for everyone and maybe even bribed people to play with a discount or exclusive in game item or something. Really the more people they could have gotten at once to play the better. You don't just test with a small number of people and then open the floodgates to millions and expect everything will work just the same.

The other thing is it's not like EA doesn't have MMOs. They could have consulted with other divisions. Also I'm sure they were familiar with the D3 launch and what happened there. Really, I don't see how they didn't see this coming a mile away.

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Bundle, besides aren't they (angry birds) free on phones?



Not only that they are free on the PC too via Chrome apps.

#85 louiedog

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

Bundle, besides aren't they free on phones?


Free with ads. They cost $1 without on phones and $3 for the HD (tablet) versions.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

I'd probably pick up an Angry Birds bundle. They have what, 5 of them now? So they'll probably put all 5 PC version in a bundle for around $20. If it goes on sale for 75% off I'd buy it at $5 ($1 each). I'm not a huge fan, but they're pretty fun.

This Sim City debacle is getting more and more preposterous by the day. They have a petition on Change.org to remove the DRM, with almost 35,000 "votes". EA is not providing refunds (if purchased there directly) so some users are having to resort to filing charge backs with their bank. EA has said anyone doing this will have their Origin account suspended. Terrible way to handle things, really. And as far as I know, the game is still unplayable even with the patch they put out.

They're also up to over 1,000 1-star reviews on Amazon, although Amazon has started selling the game again. The star rating for that game doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of ever recovering.

The sad part is, they could have avoided this whole fiasco.

#87 louiedog

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:54 PM

I'd probably pick up an Angry Birds bundle. They have what, 5 of them now? So they'll probably put all 5 PC version in a bundle for around $20. If it goes on sale for 75% off I'd buy it at $5 ($1 each). I'm not a huge fan, but they're pretty fun.

This Sim City debacle is getting more and more preposterous by the day. They have a petition on Change.org to remove the DRM, with almost 35,000 "votes". EA is not providing refunds (if purchased there directly) so some users are having to resort to filing charge backs with their bank. EA has said anyone doing this will have their Origin account suspended. Terrible way to handle things, really. And as far as I know, the game is still unplayable even with the patch they put out.

The sad part is, they could have avoided this whole fiasco.


If they issued refunds with 10% off SimCity coupons I bet a lot of people would come back when everything is working. People want to play the game but are angry and frustrated right now and EA is doing nothing but making it worse. They'd probably even pick up some new customers if the headlines were, "EA issues refunds, offers discount to come back when the servers are working."

#88 warreni

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:14 PM

If they issued refunds with 10% off SimCity coupons I bet a lot of people would come back when everything is working. People want to play the game but are angry and frustrated right now and EA is doing nothing but making it worse. They'd probably even pick up some new customers if the headlines were, "EA issues refunds, offers discount to come back when the servers are working."


Yeah, that sounds good until you realize they'd probably have just enough angry customers leaving the game that when the game stabilizes in a few weeks or months and those people come streaming back in, the servers will crash again. :roll:

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:14 PM

The sad part is, they could have avoided this whole fiasco.


The question is: do they care? I don't think so. This is one of the worst fiasco in years. I can't remember something THAT big. Maybe atari's E. T.? At least it was playable. Anyone remember a FAIL this big?

#90 jshackles

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:27 PM

The question is: do they care? I don't think so. This is one of the worst fiasco in years. I can't remember something THAT big. Maybe atari's E. T.? At least it was playable. Anyone remember a FAIL this big?


Well we're on day 3 of neigh unplayability. So it's already a worse FAIL than Diablo III.