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#1352 Jan 18 2013 at 1:35 PM Rating: Good
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Assassin's Creed 2 - My friend got this for me, insisting it's worth it. Haven't even installed it yet Smiley: tongue


It's the best of the AC games I've played so far, haven't tried AC 3 yet.
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#1353 Jan 18 2013 at 1:41 PM Rating: Good
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I've honestly only spent my time WoWing recently.


People still play that?


Yup. This expansion is actually good.

I've been dividing my time between Saint's Row 3 (my character is a female Kim Jong Il), Dark Souls, and WoW recently. Haven't had much time for Dota 2, which I miss.
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Since being pressured by 2K Games into raising the price on Borderlands 2 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for ANZ customers, Green Man Gaming haven’t been sitting quietly on their hands. Their solution: a voucher that gives 30% off on all titles where publishers have forced them to gouge Australians unfairly.

“We have thought long and hard about the ANZ market that has been so good to GMG in the past and what our approach should be,” said Green Man to us last night. “We value our loyal customers in Australia and New Zealand and, as such, GMG are taking the hit so that we can offer the value you have come to expect from us.”

That’s right: with the code GMGAU-3J9MF-MUINW, you can get 30% off the price of Borderlands 2, now down to $50 (and its DLC Season Pass, now $28), Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage (down to $11), Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty (down to $11), Spec Ops: The Line (down to $21), Civilization V: Gods & Kings (down to $36), XCOM: Enemy Unknown (down to $50), and NBA 2K13 (down to $36).

This code is valid for the next 10 years — although GMG warn us this may be subject to change, but that’s the plan at least. Remember, this 30% off voucher is only valid on price-gouged titles such as the ones above.
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#1355 Jan 19 2013 at 6:43 PM Rating: Good
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http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/adventure/lego-lord-rings-na/ lego LotR for 10 bucks.

8.16 with this code GMG20-PJFEW-Y16HK

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#1356 Jan 19 2013 at 10:12 PM Rating: Good
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http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/adventure/lego-lord-rings-na/ lego LotR for 10 bucks.

8.16 with this code GMG20-PJFEW-Y16HK

Already bought it, but I don't like the controls compared to the PS2/360. I'll either get used to it, or wasted 8 and some change.
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#1357 Jan 20 2013 at 12:26 AM Rating: Good
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TBH a gamepad works better with a lot of games, my wired 360 controller was one of my better investments.
#1358 Jan 20 2013 at 6:55 AM Rating: Good
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Amazon's deal of the week is another THQ pack. A larger one this time.

[link=http://www.amazon.com/THQ-Mega-Pack-Download/dp/*************** Mega Pack[/link]
$24.99 - 50% off. I'm assuming the 5 dollar editors choice discount works for it as well.

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I've got the majority of these games from other bundles, I didn't buy last weeks THQ bundle because while a great deal I don't play FPS games that often. I'm hoping Amazon throws out a couple good deals on their editors choice list before the end of the month. I still have 2 or 3 promos to use up. (Started with 6 or 7...)


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Are they giving away all these THQ games in an effort to drum up a fan base for them, or is the whole THQ selling off thing just making it easier for places like Amazon to negotiate sales deals?

Edited, Jan 20th 2013 7:59am by TirithRR
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#1359 Jan 20 2013 at 8:12 AM Rating: Excellent
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I think it's the second one. Because of their position, THQ is just very receptive to the idea of having sales.

Amazon will have Far Cry 3 for $35 (?) on their EC lost on the 22nd for a one day sale. I think it's $35; I'm pretty sure the intended "sale" price will be $30 after coupon. Also working on some pretty sweet bundle of Microsoft games (Deadlight, Mark of the Ninja, Toy Soldiers, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, etc) and a Fable bundle, but haven't made a final decision with MS about them yet.
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#1360 Jan 20 2013 at 11:22 AM Rating: Good
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With the holiday sales season ended, I figured I'd just ask and see what goodies people are now invested in.

I'm playing through Borderlands, having never played it. I picked up BL2 but enough people said it was worth doing BL1 first for the carry-over characters that I figured I'd start from the beginning.

I can understand some people's criticisms of the game as it really is the same thing over and over but I'm enjoying the mindless bandit killing and loot whoring. Playing a hunter and just hit level 30 (and defeated the Rakk hive) last night.


Mechwarrior online is still fun, picked up dalkstalkers I+II but haven't finished it. FTL was a good buy (if you like roguelikes, look into it, if not steer clear) Torchlight 2 was good for that type of game, but lacks replayability, and it was incredibly easy, Empire total war did fun things with the campaign, but those loadtimes and performance inefficiencies ticked me off. Shogun's units felt more distinct, even though Empire had more types of units, Sword of the stars is clunky for a space sim, I wish it was more coherent. had some good luck with various JP games that you don't care about, Airmech is casual, but fun, and League of Legends is a usual stable.

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Speaking of, I completed the BL1 plot line with 30 hours played. Started Dr. Ned but it's boring me. Stand and mow down swarm of zombies with automatic weapon, move forward, new swarm, mow them down, rise and repeat. At least guys shooting at you added some variety to what was going on.
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#1362 Jan 20 2013 at 11:52 AM Rating: Good
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Torchlight 2 was good for that type of game, but lacks replayability, and it was incredibly easy


My outlander with 200 deaths disagrees.
#1363 Jan 20 2013 at 12:02 PM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
Speaking of, I completed the BL1 plot line with 30 hours played. Started Dr. Ned but it's boring me. Stand and mow down swarm of zombies with automatic weapon, move forward, new swarm, mow them down, rise and repeat. At least guys shooting at you added some variety to what was going on.


Moxxi's Underdome is pretty much the same thing, but you can store extra weapons and items at the bank there. You'll like "The Secret Armory of General Knoxx" and "Claptrap's Robot Revolution" better than the other two.
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[Android] Super Hexagon is 99¢ via Google Play for a "limited time".
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#1365 Jan 20 2013 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
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[Android] Super Hexagon is 99¢ via Google Play for a "limited time".


I think I value my phone to much to get that, I looks interesting but dear lord I could see it getting frustrating.
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#1366 Jan 20 2013 at 2:32 PM Rating: Good
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Amazon's deal of the week is another THQ pack. A larger one this time.

[link=http://www.amazon.com/THQ-Mega-Pack-Download/dp/*************** Mega Pack[/link]
$24.99 - 50% off. I'm assuming the 5 dollar editors choice discount works for it as well.

Company of Heroes GOTY
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Darksiders
Darksiders II
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Saints Row 2
Saints Row: The Third
Supreme Commander
Supreme Commander Forged Alliance
Titan Quest Gold
Warhammer 40k, Dawn of War Gold
Warhammer 40k, Dawn of War II
Warhammer 40k, Dawn of War II - Retribution
Warhammer 40k, Space Marine


I've got the majority of these games from other bundles, I didn't buy last weeks THQ bundle because while a great deal I don't play FPS games that often. I'm hoping Amazon throws out a couple good deals on their editors choice list before the end of the month. I still have 2 or 3 promos to use up. (Started with 6 or 7...)


This is pretty much the same bundle that Steam sold during the holiday sale, and it's a really, really good value. Darksiders II and Saint's Row 3 alone make it worth it. Those are the only two I've played so far, and I'm enjoying them both immensely. This is a definite recommendation.
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#1367 Jan 20 2013 at 2:54 PM Rating: Good
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This is pretty much the same bundle that Steam sold during the holiday sale, and it's a really, really good value. Darksiders II and Saint's Row 3 alone make it worth it. Those are the only two I've played so far, and I'm enjoying them both immensely. This is a definite recommendation.


This makes me regret doing the Humble THQ Bundle etc. and shows that Steam really needs a system where you can redeem a key as a gift (if you already have the game OR just as an option) I would buy this right away. But as it sits I dont want to try and figure out what I have keys for an not and accidentally use keys for stuff I already have etc.

I played a little SR3 and its decent so far no complaints at all. Darksiders 1/2 I havent gotten to yet as this thread is my worst nightmare for backlogs (and Planetside 2), and the next few weeks are tied up with Ni no Kuni (going to pick it up tonight Thought it was already out but it's out Tues.) and DmC on the 25th, luckily thought DmC is Actiony/adventure and I can usually burn through those in a few hours then come back later when I get the itch.

Edited, Jan 20th 2013 3:49pm by BeanX
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#1368 Jan 21 2013 at 9:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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You'll like "The Secret Armory of General Knoxx" and "Claptrap's Robot Revolution" better than the other two.

Good call. Haven't started Knoxx but Claptrap's Robot Revolution is infinitely more entertaining than Dr. Ned.
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Alpha Protocol is $3 on GMG if you use the 20% voucher.
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#1370 Jan 21 2013 at 12:11 PM Rating: Good
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You'll like "The Secret Armory of General Knoxx" and "Claptrap's Robot Revolution" better than the other two.

Good call. Haven't started Knoxx but Claptrap's Robot Revolution is infinitely more entertaining than Dr. Ned.
Which character(s) have you played through as?
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Just Mordecai. Sniper and Pistols skills mainly, didn't mess much with the Bloodwing skills.
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#1372 Jan 21 2013 at 12:22 PM Rating: Good
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Pretty much how I play both games, and Skyrim to a degree.
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I tend to stay away from pet classes in most games. I know it's not like most pet classes, where you have to micromanage your pet, but I stayed away from Mordecai, and even Roland, because of it. Same thing in BL2; I tried Gaige, but ultimately it just wasn't for me. I really like the Sirens in both games. A couple elemental SMGs, plus an assault rifle and sniper rifle for good measure, and I'm good to go.
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#1374 Jan 21 2013 at 3:55 PM Rating: Good
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You should have at least spec'd Bloodwing's retrieval skill, he'll pick up health and ammo for you if you're pinned down.
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#1375 Jan 21 2013 at 10:31 PM Rating: Good
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I saw Dungeon Siege III up on Amazon's editors choice list, and a Dungeon Siege bundle (1, 2, 3, dlc) but they were for full price, and now they are gone. I'm thinking they'll pop up later this week on sale.

Edited, Jan 21st 2013 11:31pm by TirithRR
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Amazon rep already said that was an error. They're set to go on sale in February but won't be part of the Editor's Choice list.
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Where are you talking to the Amazon reps at?
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#1379 Jan 22 2013 at 12:22 AM Rating: Good
Personally, I think Joph has some behind the scenes sh*t going on with Amazon, GMG, etc. It's like they send him the sales to approve before they release them to the public.

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#1380 Jan 22 2013 at 4:46 AM Rating: Good
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The [link=http://www.amazon.com/Ubisoft-Far-Cry-3-Download/dp/************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************ 3 deal that Joph mentioned is up[/link], and I confirmed that the Editor's Choice discount will be applied to it.
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Looks like it's a Uplay (Ubisoft's thing) activation.
Says STEAM in the DRM, but that it requires a Uplay account? Hmm, I'm not too familiar with it, maybe it's for online play?
Edit: Even Steam's info says it requires a Uplay account.

I have it just for the free ACIII I got from a SSD purchase. But I have to cut back on spending for a while so even at 30 dollars it's too much for me.

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All versions of Far Cry 3 require Uplay. The Steam version just has another layer of DRM (Steam) on it. But some people have an unusual fascination with things being on Steam so the option is there. You can pick the non-Steam option as well.
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#1383 Jan 22 2013 at 8:02 AM Rating: Good
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As long as Uplay doesn't require me to download a different client to play the game I'm all for it.
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#1384 Jan 22 2013 at 8:48 AM Rating: Good
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But some people have an unusual fascination with things being on Steam so the option is there.


Achievements, easy redownloads, steam community stuff (workshop, etc.), single client, big picture mode.

I'm not saying that I'd pay through the nose just to have a game on steam, but I do prefer the option, when available.
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Eye of the beholder. Don't care about achievements (although Uplay has achievements for FC3) , Uplay allows downloads, no real mods for FC3, going into Uplay breaks "big picture mode" (from what I hear), etc.

Plus these games where you start in Steam and then have to log in through Uplay, GFWL, Rockstar Social Club, Bioware, etc defeat the purpose of "single client" anyway.
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As long as Uplay doesn't require me to download a different client to play the game I'm all for it.

From what I understand all versions require going through Uplay which is why I said Steam is just adding another layer on top of it. I don't care about Uplay; it works fine and isn't intrusive. ****, as a launch client, it's probably less obnoxious than Steam. But you do have to use it for Far Cry 3.

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Eye of the beholder. Don't care about achievements (although Uplay has achievements for FC3) , Uplay allows downloads, no real mods for FC3, going into Uplay breaks "big picture mode" (from what I hear), etc.

Plus these games where you start in Steam and then have to log in through Uplay, GFWL, Rockstar Social Club, Bioware, etc defeat the purpose of "single client" anyway.
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As long as Uplay doesn't require me to download a different client to play the game I'm all for it.

From what I understand all versions require going through Uplay which is why I said Steam is just adding another layer on top of it. I don't care about Uplay; it works fine and isn't intrusive. ****, as a launch client, it's probably less obnoxious than Steam. But you do have to use it for Far Cry 3.


*shrug*

I'm still catching up with the PC environment - I've yet to use Uplay or Origin or any of their ilk, so I can't comment. I'm just speaking in generalities to the "unusual fascination" with things being on steam.
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#1387 Jan 22 2013 at 9:28 AM Rating: Good
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Steam is exactly like those other things, it's just established.
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I'd say Steam offers more overall features than Origin or Uplay, it's just that most of those features have no bearing on most games. I don't care what format people want to buy their games in, I just find it curious when they're vehemently against one of the platforms ("I'll never buy XYZ because it's Origin!") or pro-Steam ("I'll never buy ABC because it's not on Steam!"). I don't mean anyone specifically here, I see it more on the Steam forums. People there are weird.

I find it weirder when people are so anti-DRM but then demand a Steam version which, 9 times out of 10 is just adding another layer of DRM rather than using Steam in lieu of Securom, Tages, GFWL, etc.

On the other hand, forced clients that really add nothing (GFWL, Rockstar social Club, Bioware's whatever) can all go eat ******
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#1389 Jan 22 2013 at 10:04 AM Rating: Good
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People demand Steam versions because they know it's eventually going to have a huge discount applied to it during one of the holiday sales. Also it's easier to keep track of your game purchases over one client than say two or three.
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People demand Steam versions because they know it's eventually going to have a huge discount applied to it during one of the holiday sales.

Like Kingdoms of Amalur! Smiley: grin
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#1391 Jan 22 2013 at 10:36 AM Rating: Good
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People demand Steam versions because they know it's eventually going to have a huge discount applied to it during one of the holiday sales.

Like Kingdoms of Amalur! Smiley: grin


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#1392 Jan 22 2013 at 10:41 AM Rating: Good
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But some people have an unusual fascination with things being on Steam so the option is there.
I'm not big on achievements and whatnot, but there are plenty of people who are. Achievements can be a way to compare your progress to that of your friends, and Steam provides a service that tracks progress in most games. It's not so unusual; it's just more common on consoles. Many Steam users treat Steam as just that: their console for their PC game collection.
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I just find Steam easier to keep track of what I have. I really don't like the idea of having 3-4 "launchers" and having my games split across them. I have a few DRM Free games and Older games still on CDs (CoD4:MW) that arent steam activated and I forget I have them. I was looking through my Amazon digital games and noticed I have a few non-steam games in there and completely forgot I have them, so next time I get bored I'll have to try and remember when Im looking through my Steam list for a game to play i'll have to remember they are there.

As for Origin I really dislike EA, not so much as a publisher but as a business. They want to monetize everything with micro transactions and bleed every dollar they can from their customers and they are so big that many companies are emulating them. Activision and Capcom are getting just as bad (sometimes worse).

MW2 map packs were a turning point. I understand charging for them on consoles to offset what Microsoft/Sony charge the developers for data/storage on their systems. But on PC the Mappacks for Cod4:MW were free, like all the Fps before them. But because it was so popular suddenly they needed to charge, now we have this model where game companies are developing stuff for games and leaving it out to be sold later. EA seems to be near the forefront of this push with leaving content out to be sold later, and they are the first company to push this Online pass BS .

I will say I know Origin and Steam are similar but Steam has a good track record they have shown through the years with Holiday Sales and just overall experience with their system that they at least understand where gamers are coming from, and for now I have trust in their company.

Ea Origin on the other hand I don't trust, I don't like their idea that a forum Mod can ban you from all your games if you don't "Play nice". I mean I usually lurk on most forums but every once in a while Ill see something I want to chime in on and with their service I would fear if my comment comes off the wrong way or I use the wrong words to convey my meaning (Look at this thread to see what I mean My one post where I got snide about Origin I got defaulted because I chose to try doing it in a silly way instead of a long written out post like this.) I mean here Karma means nothing, but lets say on EA forums I wrote that, what's to stop a mod from banning my account or suspending it and locking me out of my games. I just don't want a company to have that much leverage over my words, to be able to censor my thoughts out of fear of retribution.

GFWL while being its own thing doesnt bother me. When I played Batman AA and AC it was just an ingame popup and I could choose Offline mode nothing big. I havent gotten around to Dark Souls yet but I think I can just log in using my MSN Messenger stuff for any online connectivity bs if need be (I think).

Sorry for the super long post. I just wanted to make my thoughts a bit more clear on why I really don't like /want origin games. The Farcry 3 Uplay I would think is probably like GFWL just a bit extra infrastructure/DRM to make the company feel more safe. I hear they are doing some interesting things with the system like being able to use your "achievement points" to unlock little side stuff from the games. (Wallpapers, skins, silly extra stuff) which I find interesting and since the points work across all Uplay games. I understand the idea that they seem to be going for.

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I just put all my games in a simple spreadsheet and browse that when looking for something new to play. That way I'm not restricting myself to the Steam library or forgetting about some DRM free title I bought elsewhere. I suppose that's not a solution everyone is willing to do though.
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You know you guys can add non-steam games to your steam list right?
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You know you guys can add non-steam games to your steam list right?

Sure, but I don't necessarily install everything upon purchase. So it's a little difficult to add a title that currently only exists as a link on my GamersGate account.
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#1397 Jan 22 2013 at 1:39 PM Rating: Good
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#1398 Jan 22 2013 at 2:04 PM Rating: Good
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You know you guys can add non-steam games to your steam list right?

Sure, but I don't necessarily install everything upon purchase. So it's a little difficult to add a title that currently only exists as a link on my GamersGate account.


What Joph said also you cant add a game to your library if its not installed and it doesnt save the game to your Steam library indefinitely if you reinstall Steam it just defaults all the Steam games from Steam not the ones saved on your list. Which is bad for people with multiple drives (Main is an SSD 128 gig, 2nd is a 500 gig 7400 rpm and 3rd is an 320 gig external with other data.)

I reformat my system about 1 time a year ish depending so linking a game into Steam doesnt help remembering all the games I have. Which I have a LOT on disks. With Steam its nice having them on demand on the cloud (and now with cloud saves!), so I can cure the itch to play old games anytime, since sans apocalypse I will always have internet since in todays day and age it's almost required.*


* Speaking of which and not to derail but I think it's high time congress relooks at internets classification and classify it as a utility and not as a luxury. When I worked at Charter Cable I found out why they are allowed to have a "monopoly" where phone companies aren't. In the past Bell(AT&T) owned most of the phone lines which they refused to let other companies use, and congress had to step in and pretty much stop that. The way it works now if companies can pay a fee to At&T use "bandwidth" in those lines then offer it to their consumers for a cheaper price if they wish. Cable companies on the otherhand weren't part of this as cable at the time was still rather new and considered a luxury(and still is), but they arent forced to share their lines with other companies. So a competitor would have to put in full new lines which because of a company already having a stable base would be almost futile to try getting a base. This is why most areas (Mega cities not included) have limited options for cable (and since the best internet is usually cable, internet) provider, and it seems to be a monopoly.

Congress should step in and make basic internet (even 256kb of 512kb) classified as utility and allow smaller companies to lease bandwidth. This would help net infrastructure in the US a lot. High speed DSL (consumer) caps a lot lower and usually more expensive for slower speeds. Uverse has a max atm Speed of 30Mbs(?), Charter here offers(well used to, now its a 2 tier system) 10,15,25,50,100Mbs packages, now they offer 30mbs or 100Mbs(I have the latter since it cost me a whole 5 dollars a month since the wife works at Charter still my job got downsized during the big recession start 2 years ago.) I'm really looking forward to Google and their net since it looks like great speeds and affordable prices (first day people in the test area were getting 700Mbs download and Upload on home connections and that was only 80 bucks a month I think) but they offered great plans and even a permanent* plan that was something like "pay for us to install the lines to your house and you would always get like a 5mb internet connection, or could pay per month for a higher speed" Least it was one package they were looking at.




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* Speaking of which and not to derail but I think it's high time congress relooks at internets classification and classify it as a utility and not as a luxury. When I worked at Charter Cable I found out why they are allowed to have a "monopoly" where phone companies aren't. In the past Bell(AT&T) owned most of the phone lines which they refused to let other companies use, and congress had to step in and pretty much stop that. The way it works now if companies can pay a fee to At&T use "bandwidth" in those lines then offer it to their consumers for a cheaper price if they wish. Cable companies on the otherhand weren't part of this as cable at the time was still rather new and considered a luxury(and still is), but they arent forced to share their lines with other companies. So a competitor would have to put in full new lines which because of a company already having a stable base would be almost futile to try getting a base. This is why most areas (Mega cities not included) have limited options for cable (and since the best internet is usually cable, internet) provider, and it seems to be a monopoly.

Congress should step in and make basic internet (even 256kb of 512kb) classified as utility and allow smaller companies to lease bandwidth. This would help net infrastructure in the US a lot. High speed DSL (consumer) caps a lot lower and usually more expensive for slower speeds. Uverse has a max atm Speed of 30Mbs(?), Charter here offers(well used to, now its a 2 tier system) 10,15,25,50,100Mbs packages, now they offer 30mbs or 100Mbs(I have the latter since it cost me a whole 5 dollars a month since the wife works at Charter still my job got downsized during the big recession start 2 years ago.) I'm really looking forward to Google and their net since it looks like great speeds and affordable prices (first day people in the test area were getting 700Mbs download and Upload on home connections and that was only 80 bucks a month I think) but they offered great plans and even a permanent* plan that was something like "pay for us to install the lines to your house and you would always get like a 5mb internet connection, or could pay per month for a higher speed" Least it was one package they were looking at.


https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/

I would sign it.



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* Speaking of which and not to derail but I think it's high time congress relooks at internets classification and classify it as a utility and not as a luxury.

Heh, I was making the same argument in 2009. Things sure ain't changing quickly, huh?
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#1401 Jan 22 2013 at 3:09 PM Rating: Good
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Heh, I was making the same argument in 2009. Things sure ain't changing quickly, huh?


Funny story was brought to mind while I was reading that thread, the charge as a utility discussion. Me and My wife pay for her moms phone, we have Sprint. Well things happened and my wife wanted to switch to another provider. After checking our data usage, minute usage and otherthings to compare packages from other companies we found out we can't switch.

Me and the Wife live in WI and her mom lives in Seattle, but anyway. Data usage for 10 days into the billing cycle. Me and the Wife about 512MB to about 1 gig maybe. Her mom was at 6.5GB of data already. AT&T, Verison, and Tmobile reps almost LAUGHED at us when we asked about unlimited Data, most of them only had 10gig maxes on their phones and that was a $100 upcharge. We can't figure out what she's doing with her phone, were guessing shes not using a PC/Laptop at all and just doing everything from her phone. But dear lord if we hadn't had unlimited data with our package I fear what our monthly bill would look like.

After our contract is up were thinking of just using prepaid. Right now for 1500 Mins (which we use maybe 250 of) with Free Mobile to Mobile, Nights and weekends, Unlimited Text/Data on 3 phones we pay something around $220 a month, which even with all my complaining they say they can't lower that even when I told them that I could get the prepaid ones with Unlimited everything for 45 bucks a month.
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