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Amazon: Left 4 Dead (PC) - $44.99


#31 Xfactor19990   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3396 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:23 PM

it says $20-40, i would be so happy at $20 off steam

#32 greeble   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   78 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:32 PM

I just went with amazon due to prime. Hopefully steam will have it for a price close to the $37, I'd much rather have a digital copy.


But buying the box is just like buying the digital copy. Just the initial install is shorter. Once you enter the cd code if you ever need to reinstall you just reinstall it off of steam. The only bad thing about the physical copy is the wasted packaging.

#33 blackwaltz34   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1332 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:52 PM

any idea how long this deal will last? im actually looking really forward to this game, but i plan on buying rock band 2 and little big planet next month so im not sure if i want to spend that much money.

one more thing, does amazon ship it earlier so you get it on release day, or do they start shipping it out once its released?

#34 nikkai   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2051 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:14 PM

What's the avg rig needed to run this at close to high details?

I'm running a

945-DS3 Rev 1.3 Gigabyte board
an e4300 (not OC'd to conserve power, but I crank it up to about 2.5-2.6 ghz when I know I'll be playing games for a while)
8800 OC GT
2gb RAM

Think those will be enough?

#35 feek   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   53 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:44 PM

Gonna hold off on this. Steam should definitely have a HALLOWEEN beta for L4D. That idea is just too tempting.

#36 mattyice11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   87 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:51 AM

What's the avg rig needed to run this at close to high details?

I'm running a

945-DS3 Rev 1.3 Gigabyte board
an e4300 (not OC'd to conserve power, but I crank it up to about 2.5-2.6 ghz when I know I'll be playing games for a while)
8800 OC GT
2gb RAM

Think those will be enough?


It's Source - that will run on high at any reasonable resolution.

#37 Z(+)DIAC   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2367 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:02 AM

So I haven't preordered anything from either Amazon or Newegg before. I assume they will not charge your card/account until the day before or day of the game's release?

In other words, if I submit an order this evening, my card won't be charged immediately?

#38 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:15 AM

$30 dammit! >:(

#39 nikkai   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2051 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:35 AM

It's Source - that will run on high at any reasonable resolution.


Could you clarify that statement?

#40 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:44 AM

Could you clarify that statement?


This is the same engine that Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode 2 run on. They all look great, but the engine isn't exactly bleeding-edge tech. An 8800GT will chew those games up and spit them out. You have nothing to worry about.

Whatever performance you get out of any of the Orange Box games, you can expect from L4D.

#41 Xfactor19990   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3396 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:55 AM

so if amazon drops again i order and ya lets say its $25 on steam can i simply cancel ordrer and get full refund?

#42 ThaiGrocer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   15 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:01 AM

Could you clarify that statement?

Valve does hardware surveys via steam and try to accommodate the most common hardware specs while trying to add some new features to the source engine. So I was able to run all of the game on Orange Box with full settings (other than AA) on my single core CPU. In left 4 dead, there are also some new visual features that utilize multi-core CPUs, but those are optional.

Valve probably prefers multi-core because of all the zombies attacking you at one time, but wait for the official min. and recommended specs to be released before making up your mind.

so if amazon drops again i order and ya lets say its $25 on steam can i simply cancel ordrer and get full refund?


Yes. You can cancel your pre-order before release date. I'm not sure about on release date. I was able to cancel Orange Box a day before release on Amazon. There have been reports of people canceling Spore preorders in the comments at Amazon.com.

Edited by ThaiGrocer, 10 September 2008 - 02:19 AM.


#43 Bubbakja   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   300 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:16 AM

But buying the box is just like buying the digital copy. Just the initial install is shorter. Once you enter the cd code if you ever need to reinstall you just reinstall it off of steam. The only bad thing about the physical copy is the wasted packaging.


That is exactly my point. I have 0 use for the packaging and want to encourage digital distribution. I loved getting Half Life 2 over Steam. I want to support Steam and contribute to it's success. I would love to never have to buy another pc game in store, and always be able to pre-load and be ready to go. I'm not gonna pay an extra $15 for that though, so unless Steam is 39.99 or less I'll just stick with Amazon.

#44 Codemaster   Project 2501 CAGiversary!   285 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:56 AM

So I haven't preordered anything from either Amazon or Newegg before. I assume they will not charge your card/account until the day before or day of the game's release?

In other words, if I submit an order this evening, my card won't be charged immediately?

Both Newegg and Amazon don't charge you until it ships.

#45 Z(+)DIAC   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2367 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:36 PM

Both Newegg and Amazon don't charge you until it ships.


Thanks!

#46 lovemetal626   Banned Banned   316 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 07:21 PM

dang, why cant console version be priced like this, its the same F-ing game.

does the plastic case really warrant the extra 20 dollars?

#47 ddrpower   MMO fanatic CAGiversary!   615 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:07 PM

dang, why cant console version be priced like this, its the same F-ing game.

does the plastic case really warrant the extra 20 dollars?


Licenses to use Xbox Hardware/live, dedicated servers for the 360 games...

#48 Xfactor19990   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3396 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:15 AM

Licenses to use Xbox Hardware/live, dedicated servers for the 360 games...

most 360 games dont have dedicated servers

#49 ThaiGrocer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   15 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:35 PM

The price, as of this date and time, has gone back down to $37 at amazon. WTF, amazon?! Let's see what Steam has to offer in October. Should be interesting.

#50 grendel19   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   685 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:49 PM

I'm pretty sure $39.99 is the MSRP. So Amazon is doing the typical $3 less for game preorders which makes more sense.

http://pc.ign.com/ob...818/818215.html

All other game etailers have it incorrectly priced at $49.99.

#51 drock   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   387 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2008 - 05:49 AM

grendel - Thanks for pointing that out.

#52 blackwaltz34   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1332 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:38 AM

I'm pretty sure $39.99 is the MSRP. So Amazon is doing the typical $3 less for game preorders which makes more sense.

http://pc.ign.com/ob...818/818215.html

All other game etailers have it incorrectly priced at $49.99.




with that in mind, i'll probably wait for the steam version. theyll probably have a $5 off deal if you pre-order it or something.

#53 qwerty1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   699 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2008 - 04:39 PM

thanks for the update, ordered from Amazon on the off chance it does indeed get released with an MSRP of $50. Seems a bit strange that every single place has the wrong prices for either version. Im also worried that Valve, seeing the game listed for $50 everywhere, wont decide to run with it. Its very high for them though. They've never released a single multiplayer only game for more than $30 let alone $50. Its being released in perfect timing with the christmas rush though so they may indeed attempt to rape the consumers wallet a bit.

Also if it does get released for $50 expect the price to drop like a rock. TF2 can be bought at many places for less than $20 and it hasnt even had its 1yr anniversary yet.

#54 ThaiGrocer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   15 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 04:46 PM

Interesting. The price on Amazon and Newegg have gone up to $50 MSRP plus 10% discount = $45. My preorder still says 36.99. Phew!

#55 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2008 - 05:31 PM

I'll pick this up on the 360 once it hits $40...

#56 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2008 - 06:14 PM

Also if it does get released for $50 expect the price to drop like a rock. TF2 can be bought at many places for less than $20 and it hasnt even had its 1yr anniversary yet.


I think "drop like a rock" is expecting a bit much. Valve games pretty much never bottom out, MSRP-wise. CSS has only dropped $10 in nearly 4 years. TF2 will probably still be $20 three years from now.

#57 qwerty1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   699 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2008 - 06:20 PM

I think "drop like a rock" is expecting a bit much. Valve games pretty much never bottom out, MSRP-wise. CSS has only dropped $10 in nearly 4 years. TF2 will probably still be $20 three years from now.


TF2/Orange box has been up for grabs from between $20-$30 many times this year. Its only a year old and was an MSRP of 50/30 respectively so i'd call that a pretty quick and substantial price drop. Certainly compared to what console game hits do.

#58 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2008 - 06:56 PM

Orange Box is a special case (TF2 really isn't, it's only dropped $10).

Again, look at any of the other retail versions of CSS, HL2, et cetera.

#59 qwerty1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   699 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2008 - 07:12 PM

Orange Box is a special case (TF2 really isn't, it's only dropped $10).

Again, look at any of the other retail versions of CSS, HL2, et cetera.


Only dropped $10? Percent wise its a similar price drop. Mark my words Left 4 Dead will be easily found for $25-$30 8 months from its release [if it does indeed launch at $50].