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#91231 madjoki   Hey, y no wen free!? CAGiversary!   4911 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:39 AM

EA, unlike shitty Steam, actually lets you start playing a lot of games before you fully download them, so that is inaccurate, you don't have to DL the entire game.  

Steam actually supported that first with Half-Life 2 more than 10 years ago, but support was dropped in 2013. :P

 

 

Stupid Question from a Stupid Person:

 

Hi all.

I'm considering purchasing a new Nvidia GPU.  If I remember correctly, typically during the Fall there are promotions for the upcoming games that holiday season: buy a new card, get two or three free games, etc.  (It seemed like titles from Warner Brothers, Ubisoft, and Square Enix were frequently involved.)

My question - is that kind of promotion still a thing?  What month do those usually happen?  October?  ...Wondering how long I should wait, or for that matter...if I should even bother waiting.

 

Thanks in advance!

I believe they had Destiny 2, but it ended last week.

 

But there's promos pretty much constantly.

 

Also, It's very rare to be multiple games included. Even if it's selection 1 of x.



#91232 Tomasety   LatinLover CAGiversary!   2000 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:04 AM

Palmer Luckey wants to make VR porn hardware with an 'industrial robotic arm'
 
He would appreciate advice as to where to put it.
 
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#91233 Tomasety   LatinLover CAGiversary!   2000 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 01:10 PM


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#91234 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   4808 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 01:30 PM

Rather sad news if true...  Valve can make money anyway they want to, and I guess they really don't owe us (players of video games) anything, but it would be nice to see them let their employees focus on making video games (even just small ones) instead of just counting the company's money. 



#91235 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1466 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 03:40 PM

Im sure it was cancelled to make a dota clicker game instead



#91236 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:45 PM

Isn't their current 'project' a card game based on DOTA?  Guess they want to carve into that Hearthstone market.  Anyway, Valve as a developer is dead.  They can't even be bothered to work on something as simple as another L4D or Portal game.



#91237 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:47 PM

Stupid Question from a Stupid Person:

 

Hi all.

I'm considering purchasing a new Nvidia GPU.  If I remember correctly, typically during the Fall there are promotions for the upcoming games that holiday season: buy a new card, get two or three free games, etc.  (It seemed like titles from Warner Brothers, Ubisoft, and Square Enix were frequently involved.)

My question - is that kind of promotion still a thing?  What month do those usually happen?  October?  ...Wondering how long I should wait, or for that matter...if I should even bother waiting.

 

Thanks in advance!

Ask yourself this: How many games in the last five or so years have you played on PC that wasn't also on a console?



#91238 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7893 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:22 PM

Ask yourself this: How many games in the last five or so years have you played on PC that wasn't also on a console?

Indie games (usually from poopy bundles), VNs, any real-time strategy games and stuff like MOBAs is what I can think of.



#91239 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   9814 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:52 PM

Ask yourself this: How many games in the last five or so years have you played on PC that wasn't also on a console?

PUBG

(until it gets its Xbox port)



#91240 archibishopofBAH   Insidious and insipid. CAGiversary!   4118 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:10 PM

Stupid Question from a Stupid Person:

 

Hi all.

I'm considering purchasing a new Nvidia GPU.  If I remember correctly, typically during the Fall there are promotions for the upcoming games that holiday season: buy a new card, get two or three free games, etc.  (It seemed like titles from Warner Brothers, Ubisoft, and Square Enix were frequently involved.)

My question - is that kind of promotion still a thing?  What month do those usually happen?  October?  ...Wondering how long I should wait, or for that matter...if I should even bother waiting.

 

Thanks in advance!

As pointed out the most recent Nvidia promotion ended recently (Destiny 2). There will likely be one announced within the next few weeks. It could be announced at any time. Typically they'll do 1 or 2 different ones based on the level of cards i.e. lower level cards will get the weaker one with perhaps some decent indie style games (1050-60) and higher level/more expensive cards will get the AAA quality (1070-80). 

 

Multiple games are VERY rare. The current AMD promotion is a multiple game one, but there are sometimes choices i.e. the last few years they've (NVidia) have done promotions with Ubisoft and with those mostly had choices available, however sometimes it's only a single title take it or leave it (i.e. Metal Gear Solid/Batman Arkham Knight/Destiny 2). Don't expect multiple games, but I totally expect a Fall/Winter Nvidia promotion to be announced soon, probably in early October.

 

As for this year, I think something around the new Assassin's Creed is a possibility if they're sticking with Ubisoft which has been the case the past few winters. Ubi does not have a lot of releases this fall, so choice will be limited if they are with Ubi. My guess would be an Ass Creed one very soon and then in the late winter/spring they'll do a choice one with South Park, The Crew 2, and Far Cry. They could potentially do that in Fall/Winter as well just a long wait for the release. Note that if they do one with Ubi, it will be a uPlay only title, not Steam. As for what other titles are possibilities, it completely depends what GPU company particular devs/pubs are working with i.e. Bethesda is with AMD right now, which has the Prey/Wolfenstein twofer promo going on now. Not sure about Nvidia beyond Ass Creed.

 

Square Enix largely has been with AMD as of late. The AMD Silver/Gold Rewards were always a lot of Squeenix titles.



#91241 The End   America's Sweetheart CAGiversary!   6042 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:58 PM

Two things I learned today.

 

1) It's possible to have too many activation attempts on steam keys even when you're using valid/unused keys. The limit is apparently 50 keys before getting sent to timeout for an hour.

 

2) While in that hour long timeout, you can't even buy anything directly from the steam store. Apparently that counts as an activation attempt. Which, seems kinda nuts. But, whatever.

 

Not sure how many times that I'll find myself in that situation again. But now I know, I guess.



#91242 Bizzquik   TheBizz CAGiversary!   1818 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:36 PM

As pointed out the most recent Nvidia promotion ended recently (Destiny 2). There will likely be one announced within the next few weeks. It could be announced at any time. Typically they'll do 1 or 2 different ones based on the level of cards i.e. lower level cards will get the weaker one with perhaps some decent indie style games (1050-60) and higher level/more expensive cards will get the AAA quality (1070-80). 

 

Multiple games are VERY rare. The current AMD promotion is a multiple game one, but there are sometimes choices i.e. the last few years they've (NVidia) have done promotions with Ubisoft and with those mostly had choices available, however sometimes it's only a single title take it or leave it (i.e. Metal Gear Solid/Batman Arkham Knight/Destiny 2). Don't expect multiple games, but I totally expect a Fall/Winter Nvidia promotion to be announced soon, probably in early October.

 

As for this year, I think something around the new Assassin's Creed is a possibility if they're sticking with Ubisoft which has been the case the past few winters. Ubi does not have a lot of releases this fall, so choice will be limited if they are with Ubi. My guess would be an Ass Creed one very soon and then in the late winter/spring they'll do a choice one with South Park, The Crew 2, and Far Cry. They could potentially do that in Fall/Winter as well just a long wait for the release. Note that if they do one with Ubi, it will be a uPlay only title, not Steam. As for what other titles are possibilities, it completely depends what GPU company particular devs/pubs are working with i.e. Bethesda is with AMD right now, which has the Prey/Wolfenstein twofer promo going on now. Not sure about Nvidia beyond Ass Creed.

 

Square Enix largely has been with AMD as of late. The AMD Silver/Gold Rewards were always a lot of Squeenix titles.

Great stuff.  Thanks.



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#91243 elessar123  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:02 PM

Two things I learned today.

 

1) It's possible to have too many activation attempts on steam keys even when you're using valid/unused keys. The limit is apparently 50 keys before getting sent to timeout for an hour.

 

2) While in that hour long timeout, you can't even buy anything directly from the steam store. Apparently that counts as an activation attempt. Which, seems kinda nuts. But, whatever.

 

Not sure how many times that I'll find myself in that situation again. But now I know, I guess.

Extremely surprised you never encountered this. At one point, it was 10 valid keys.


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#91244 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7893 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:10 PM

I am notorious for activating loads of bundle keys at once....so I've known the pain of too many activated keys quite a few times now.



#91245 spoderman  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:12 PM

Extremely surprised you never encountered this. At one point, it was 10 valid keys.

I would think most people activate their keys after they've bought them, so it should be rare for anyone to encounter that, unless they buy multiple dollar bundles from BundleStars on the same day or hold off on key activations.

I've never encountered it, and have 6.5k games, but I always activate keys right after I get them.

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#91246 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7893 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:14 PM

I take forever since for every activated key (unless it's DLC) I add a howlongtobeat entry. Yes I'm somewhat crazy and yes it's extremely repetitive.



#91247 elessar123  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:21 PM

I would think most people activate their keys after they've bought them, so it should be rare for anyone to encounter that, unless they buy multiple dollar bundles from BundleStars on the same day or hold off on key activations.

I've never encountered it, and have 6.5k games, but I always activate keys right after I get them.

I've gotten it on single bundles with more than 10 games though. More than once.

 

Most recently was probably that one Humble Bundle with all the highly rated games.


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#91248 spoderman  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:26 PM

I've gotten it on single bundles with more than 10 games though. More than once.
 
Most recently was probably that one Humble Bundle with all the highly rated games.

I guess you're more likely to get that error if you don't buy too many bundles, for me I rarely activate more than 10 games from a single bundle unless it's an IG, due to repeats. I thought the cap used to be 25 games a couple of years ago, and then got raised to 50.

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#91249 elessar123  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:32 PM

I guess you're more likely to get that error if you don't buy too many bundles, for me I rarely activate more than 10 games from a single bundle unless it's an IG, due to repeats. I thought the cap used to be 25 games a couple of years ago, and then got raised to 50.

Might have been higher than 10, unless it's lower if you repeatedly set it off.


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#91250 Malkan   No, ALL! CAGiversary!   1064 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:15 PM

It appears there was some house cleaning done on Steam today.  I had no cards in my inventory this morning and came home to see almost 8 pages worth of them, none of which can be sold.  All of them were garbage games that were given away (I think it's Zonitron games).  Thanks Gaben for the +20 removed games!



#91251 vlt1p  

Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:20 PM

It appears there was some house cleaning done on Steam today.  I had no cards in my inventory this morning and came home to see almost 8 pages worth of them, none of which can be sold.  All of them were garbage games that were given away (I think it's Zonitron games).  Thanks Gaben for the +20 removed games!

 

They got banned/removed from steam. 



#91252 shrinerr   NOT THE BEES! CAGiversary!   1083 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2017 - 01:53 AM

WWE 2K18 for pc releasing same day as consoles...

 

https://wwe.2k.com/n...18-coming-to-pc



#91253 KeeperOfWind  

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:09 AM

CoD PC open beta on the 29th. 


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#91254 MysterD   "Iconic" VRAM-Fanatic + DRM-Free Toaster CAGiversary!   22594 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:10 AM

Ask yourself this: How many games in the last five or so years have you played on PC that wasn't also on a console?

Played - The Secret World / Secret World Legends; Torchlight 2; Her Story.

Purchased - StarCraft 2 (base-game) and Heart of the Swarm; Guild Wars 2.

 

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WWE 2K18 for pc releasing same day as consoles...

 

https://wwe.2k.com/n...18-coming-to-pc

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#91255 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   13338 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:46 AM

Two things I learned today.

 

1) It's possible to have too many activation attempts on steam keys even when you're using valid/unused keys. The limit is apparently 50 keys before getting sent to timeout for an hour.

 

2) While in that hour long timeout, you can't even buy anything directly from the steam store. Apparently that counts as an activation attempt. Which, seems kinda nuts. But, whatever.

 

Not sure how many times that I'll find myself in that situation again. But now I know, I guess.

I think it's rate-limited to 20 within 10 minutes. I also activate all keys right away so I can idle them, but sometimes I get multiple IG gifts at once that total to over 20 games. ASF throws back a rate-limited error if I attempt more than 20 in one !redeem.



#91256 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   3744 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:07 AM



I think it's rate-limited to 20 within 10 minutes.


I think Tebow's mom has the same rate limit...TIMES 10....AMIRITE?!?!?

#91257 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11078 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:18 AM

Extremely surprised you never encountered this. At one point, it was 10 valid keys.

I was wondering when that changed... I used to get the timeout all the time when I was adding my bundle keys, but it's been over a year or two now since I'd seen that.

 

But yeah due to that, it'd be bundle stuff and indie games that I'm playing on the pc moreso than anything else.

While a fair amount of it does make it to consoles, as soon as they get into Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo's storefronts they rarely ever seem to go on sale. 

 

None of that really pushing the envelope, so I can limp by with pretty ridiculously modest pc. 

Despite that, it's amazing how quickly you can spiral from zero to "more games that you'll likely ever play in your life" on Steam, Origin, Uplay, GOG and Battle.net



#91258 lostnumber  

Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:51 AM

Played - The Secret World / Secret World Legends; Torchlight 2; Her Story.

Purchased - StarCraft 2 (base-game) and Heart of the Swarm; Guild Wars 2.

 

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People are posting wrestling gifs again. You know what that means.

 

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#91259 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   9814 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 01:07 PM

The last two nights, I got back into PUBG after a ten+ day hiatus.  The first night I was hampered by Fox continually trying to kill me with a car but last night we had pretty good finishes in the top ten or top five.  In a duo with Dfg, he died first and I went on with a credible performance getting another two kills.  If you see Ashonmytomatoes in the Discord channel or Oalka on Steam, he's a guy I know from a different gaming (MMO) forum back in the day and not a Russian hacker trying to steal your Sakura cards.

 

Tonight the bros return to the field of Killing Floor 2 to get some exp, try the weekly, etc.  The weekly this time has Zeds gaining additional strength/speed/range when they hit you.  Suicidal, seven rounds.  I didn't notice anything different about the boss.  Reward is a suit of golden Horzine armor.  I guess the good news is that, provided you can keep them at range, it's not really any harder than a typical mission unlike previous weeks where the Zeds were buffed regardless.

 

Looking ahead to the weekend, we're going to try the CoD: WWII beta which will apparently allow you to play with friends.  Although technically scheduled for Saturday, I think we were planning on replacing BF1 with it this Friday night to give us more chance to play with it during regularly scheduled times.  It's a 20GB download, available for pre-download now.



#91260 AdmiralGialHackbar  

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 04:23 PM

GDPR strikes GMG

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