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#101581 Waggles   What the funk n waggle you talkin' bout? CAGiversary!   4208 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:56 PM

Is this something I don't know about or is it just someone using account recovery?


No

#101582 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8796 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2018 - 10:14 PM

Just started playing Xcom 2, it still blows my mind it was in a humble monthly when it was. It's still going for 20 bucks in sales a year and a half after it was bundled.



#101583 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8905 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2018 - 10:25 PM

I know that "Do you have a key you've activated" is one of the recovery questions but I assume that comes after things like "What's your real name".

Real name is a crappy security question considering they encourage you to display it on your account so your friends can find you.

 

I would hope having the piece of paper with the key I used when I made my account would help me recover my account if it got scammed.



#101584 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3197 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2018 - 11:53 PM

I got tired of SG because people often don't responsibly activate their wins. You'll see them having logged onto SG every day for 4-5 days, and they're using Steam as well, but they ignore your e-mails and Steam messages and don't mark the game as received for a week. It's a bit annoying.

 

My idea has been that winners should have to claim or confirm when they win a giveaway. If they don't check in for a few days to claim the prize, another person is auto-rolled. The giveaway creator would be locked out of seeing the winner, or at least being able to send the key, until the winner checks in. It may be tedious but it would weed out some of the lazy people.

 

The other helpful thing would be Steam having an intermediate verification step when redeeming keys. That is, you can check a key is valid and see what it contains before actually redeeming it (similar to GOG). Ideally the Steam API would somehow allow third parties such as SG to only verify the key contents. That way scammers couldn't redeem their wins then say the game wasn't received.



#101585 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11095 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 02 July 2018 - 01:25 AM

Real name is a crappy security question considering they encourage you to display it on your account so your friends can find you.

Well, I said "start with".  You'd want to know phone number, etc as well.   Giving away keys on SG and hoping the person in question is going to display enough real life info to successfully trick Valve into giving you access and then hoping they have enough Steam wallet to send games to other people because the account owner is going to be able to easily reclaim their account seems like a REALLY laborious route to getting a couple games.  I wouldn't worry about it.

 

That said, I don't use SG because clicking on a million buttons for a 0.02% chance of winning recent bundle trash isn't really a great time:reward ratio.



#101586 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11317 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 02 July 2018 - 01:47 AM

Well, I said "start with".  You'd want to know phone number, etc as well.   Giving away keys on SG and hoping the person in question is going to display enough real life info to successfully trick Valve into giving you access and then hoping they have enough Steam wallet to send games to other people because the account owner is going to be able to easily reclaim their account seems like a REALLY laborious route to getting a couple games.  I wouldn't worry about it.

 

That said, I don't use SG because clicking on a million buttons for a 0.02% chance of winning recent bundle trash isn't really a great time:reward ratio.

Yeah, that's starting to get into console-player Gamestop flipping level of behavior, which I have no interest in partaking in. 



#101587 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21116 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial

Posted 02 July 2018 - 02:08 AM

Some Foxy bargain bin purchases:

 

The Walking Zombie: Dead City - $1.49 - THIS IS A STATIONARY SHOOTER!  lol  Apparently people buy this not knowing it and then leave negative reviews so the devs put that in the description.  This is a rail shooter, a real rail shooter, Syntax.  It's like a bootleg The Walking Dead made in voxels.  I had a lot of fun.  Feels like a mobile port.  They have different types of zombies, a story.  I think it's worth the price.

 

Watch This! - .51 - This game is...weird.  It calls itself a first-person platformer with horror elements.  It's like you're on a game show trying to escape and you have to impress the audience and your family.  I don't know.  It's weird.  Well made though.  Looks really good for a .51 game.

 

The Happy Hereafter - .51 - This is a casual sim.  That means a like time management game.  Think Coconut Queen.  It has a cute "spoopy" theme and I wanted something like that without it getting too complicated so I took the gamble.

 

King of the Couch: Zoovival - .49 - This is like a Duck Game or Stick Fight or whatever type game.  Didn't really get a feel for it.  It has mixed reviews but it might make a decent bro game.

 

Dying: Reborn - $2.59 - First person room escape game.  Good graphics, cheap price, decent reviews.  Sort of reminds me a bit of like the Saw games.  



#101588 NickNude  

NickNude

Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:44 AM

Well, I said "start with".  You'd want to know phone number, etc as well.   Giving away keys on SG and hoping the person in question is going to display enough real life info to successfully trick Valve into giving you access and then hoping they have enough Steam wallet to send games to other people because the account owner is going to be able to easily reclaim their account seems like a REALLY laborious route to getting a couple games.  I wouldn't worry about it.

 

That said, I don't use SG because clicking on a million buttons for a 0.02% chance of winning recent bundle trash isn't really a great time:reward ratio.

It's been happening for 7 years or more. Not sure about just from SG exclusively, but I've heard it still happens. 



#101589 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5825 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 02 July 2018 - 10:02 AM

Oh, that's right; Forsaken is still coming. Will have to wait for a Complete Edition to namely get all the Expansion/DLC Content, the way this going.

I think they confirmed a "currently complete edition" at some point but they don't want to talk about it now...  Likely to encourage extra money to be spent.



#101590 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11095 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:44 AM

It's been happening for 7 years or more. Not sure about just from SG exclusively, but I've heard it still happens. 

-- That guy said someone had the actual physical copy of the retail key, not a digital key

-- That guy didn't even have the old email version of Steam Guard running, much less the modern phone version

-- That guy did get his account back

-- I wouldn't spend a lot of time worrying that something that happened to some guy in 2011 is going to happen to me especially if I'm using two factor authentication and basic things like separate passwords for my Steam account and email.

 

In general, the whole thing strikes me like the supposed "Can you hear me" phone scam where someone is going to record you saying "Yes" and then somehow use that to buy a yacht and steal all your credit cards.  You can come up with a theoretical convoluted system of failures where it works but it's not really a legitimate concern.  But then, if someone wants to refuse gift keys, it's no skin off my nose.



#101591 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21116 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial

Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:01 PM

A few more mini-reviews for some games I received as gifts:

 

Zomborg - This is a mission based top-down shooter.  It's fun, has a good story to it, and I like the art style.  

 

#killallzombies - This is a wave-based top down shooter and it reminds me a lot of Nation Red in a very good way.  Lots of powerups, special abilities, and it has crazy boss zombies.  If you loved Nation Red I'd recommend looking into this one.

 

Pixel Zombie - I can't recommend this one.  It would really work best on a tablet.  It's just a simple game where you have to tap/click waves of zombies before the reach the bottom of the screen.

 

Zombie Tycoon II - This is actually an RTS and not a Tycoon game.  It's pretty simple, but that suits me well because I get overwhelmed by the too complicated ones.  I like the art style.  Just done the tutorial so far.  I'm sure I'll enjoy it, but probably just for the hardcore zombie fans.  



#101592 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11095 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:09 PM

I'm trying to make an active attempt to play the stuff I bought during this sale, so stuck it all in its own Steam folder rather than let it get lost in the tall grass of my collection.  From what I've tried so far...

 

Zomborg - Top down style zombie shooter.  Maps have an objective ("Search three cars, collect bag") and you have at it.  Only did the first two maps but it was pretty fun.

 

Swarmlake - Endless shooter style game that puts you on an infinite map to collect points and shoot the blobs trying to kill you.  Try to beat your own high score and hit the leaderboards.  Games only last a few minutes at most.  I liked it.

 

Pan-Pan - Indie puzzle/exploration game.  Cute but the puzzles aren't really well done (mainly "move stuff until something happens") and I understand that it's pretty short.  You can wait on this one.

 

Haydee - If you're not into wedgie-ass, there's a wide assortment of mods. Running through with (clothed) Max from Life is Strange was amusing.  The game itself is a puzzle-shooter with a lot of "Press button in room two then go to room six to find the lift then open the hidden hatch to room eight and press the button to lower the gate back in room two..." stuff.  If that's your bag, or if you just like wedgies, you might like it.  Probably 2hard4me though.

 

50 Years - A minimalist empire sim where you need to survive for fifty years, building your town and hiring armies.  Plays much like the old DOS game "Hamurabi" but with pictures.  Different starting nations have different modifiers and you can sell your soul to the Chicken Devil.  Games last under an hour.  I had fun.

 

Diluvion - Not sure what to think about this one yet.  You're piloting a submarine around a submerged civilization and doing crew management.  Controls are a little annoying and it could use more direction getting you started.  Might be good but I suspect there's a strong learning curve and hump right at the beginning. 

 

This Strange Realm of Mine - I really liked this one.  The story is full of Philosophy 101 textbook cribbing, emo song lyrics and bad high school poetry but the level designs are innovative and interesting and pacing is good.  You're dead, but not dead and are seeking the truths about life, God, yadda yadda.  Low-rent indie pixel sprites in a first player shooter.  Game is maybe three hours long though it has a little replayability in getting a different judgement at the end based on your actions. Was easy going on default difficulty.



#101593 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9959 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2018 - 04:39 PM

I just can't pull the trigger on anything. I may get Beeswing I think it is, but not really sure. I'll figure out something.



#101594 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2833 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:05 PM

A few more mini-reviews for some games I received as gifts:

 

Zomborg - This is a mission based top-down shooter.  It's fun, has a good story to it, and I like the art style.  

 

#killallzombies - This is a wave-based top down shooter and it reminds me a lot of Nation Red in a very good way.  Lots of powerups, special abilities, and it has crazy boss zombies.  If you loved Nation Red I'd recommend looking into this one.

 

Pixel Zombie - I can't recommend this one.  It would really work best on a tablet.  It's just a simple game where you have to tap/click waves of zombies before the reach the bottom of the screen.

 

Zombie Tycoon II - This is actually an RTS and not a Tycoon game.  It's pretty simple, but that suits me well because I get overwhelmed by the too complicated ones.  I like the art style.  Just done the tutorial so far.  I'm sure I'll enjoy it, but probably just for the hardcore zombie fans.  

Was there some sort of "gift FAG [side note: please change your name back] all your zombie games" event or something?



#101595 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21116 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial

Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:09 PM

Was there some sort of "gift FAG [side note: please change your name back] all your zombie games" event or something?

It was my birfday last week so a few bros were generous enough to gift me something :)  And I asked Cheapy and the mods to change my name back once I realized the horrible acronym but they just ignored it so I have to wait I think one or two more months.  I think I'm just going back to the classic CheapLikeAFox to avoid this in the future.  



#101596 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11095 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:13 PM

Whatever, CLAF.



#101597 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14872 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:18 PM

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#101598 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4716 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:20 PM

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#101599 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2833 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 02 July 2018 - 06:13 PM

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#101600 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9021 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2018 - 06:14 PM

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that would be cool.



#101601 juanjava   El ojo en el cielo CAGiversary!   4092 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:11 PM

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#101602 smackattack   Seriously? CAGiversary!   1239 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:24 PM

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#101603 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2833 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:29 PM

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e: when did he troll Ikea?



#101604 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   Nearing puberty. CAGiversary!   1556 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Posted 02 July 2018 - 09:20 PM

Red Faction Guerrilla remaster tomorrow. Free for owners of the original. Grabbed a cheap key.

 

All games an extra 25% off on IndieGala when paying with crpyto. Yakuza 0 pre-order $12.



#101605 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   717 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2018 - 09:29 PM

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#101606 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25633 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2018 - 09:38 PM

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#101607 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2833 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 02 July 2018 - 09:43 PM

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#101608 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   Nearing puberty. CAGiversary!   1556 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 09:47 PM

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#101609 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25633 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2018 - 09:49 PM

I have about 16 hours so far these past few days, spent with WWE 2K18.

 

It's basically more WWE 2K15,16,17 - for those that played any of those. But, with of course, more stuff and features - more moves, more wrestlers (male and females), more CAW's, more arenas, more shows to set-up, more polish, more match types, WAY more match customization, create your own matches, the kitchen sink, etc etc.

 

MyCareer seems better put together this year - with more story-focus and actual side-quests; go back-stage to talk to other wrestlers, producers, show-runners/GM's, bosses, etc; and whatnot.

 

I feel like I already got my $18 worth so far from GreenManGaming on the Deluxe Edition...and I ain't even really scratched the surface here.



#101610 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14872 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:21 PM

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