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Nickname Ladron3dfx
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Description Thief, Thief 2, System Shock 2
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Signed On Feb 4, 2003, 10:09
Total Comments 112 (Novice)
User ID 16050
 
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News Comments > GameSpy Shutting Down Services
55. Re: GameSpy Shutting Down Services Apr 7, 2014, 01:31 Ladron3dfx
 
ViRGE wrote on Apr 3, 2014, 18:45:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 3, 2014, 18:32:
End of an era.
Indeed.

Pour a drink to fallen friends (and in this case services).

This does come at an interesting time though. So very close to the shutdown of Games For Windows Live. This leaves Steamworks as the only common backend still running.

Now does anyone have a list of games that are using GameSpy?

I believe this is the full list.

Also, GFWL has been updated recently. Version 3.5.95.0 is latest. Wink
 
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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
13. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights Apr 7, 2014, 00:23 Ladron3dfx
 
75 More Steam Greenlights  
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News Comments > Redesigned Steam Controller Unveiled
29. Re: Redesigned Steam Controller Unveiled Mar 15, 2014, 19:27 Ladron3dfx
 
Steam Controller in Windows
I can not get the device to function as a gamepad in Windows.

Steam controller FAQ
Can I use a controller if I don’t have a Steam machine?
Yes. It’ll work very well with any version of Steam.

IGN.com
The Steam Controller is compatible with both Steam Machine and PCs running Steam. Though the controller can be used to play non-Steam games on PC, functionality is very limited.

IGN.com article
Without Steam, if you plug this into one of those devices and run some game that’s not part of Steam, you would only get the most basic functionality. It wouldn’t actually be very valuable as a controlling device.

“It would basically be a mouse with 16 buttons,” Coomer added.

Developed for PC Steam. Wink

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News Comments > Games for Windows LIVE Deathwatch
36. Re: Games for Windows LIVE Deathwatch Jan 20, 2014, 01:19 Ladron3dfx
 
The erroneousness GFWL shutdown post and correction by Microsoft.
Eurogamer.net article

"Games for Windows Live will be discontinued on July 1, 2014. Although it is available through Steam, Age of Empires Online requires features of the Games for Windows Live service. You can continue to enjoy all the features of Age of Empires Online as the service will remain 100 per cent operational until July 1, 2014 when the server will shut down."

UPDATE: Microsoft has responded to our inquiry about Games for Windows Live's impending closure with a cryptic message about believing in PC gaming and having a long-term plan to grow.

The company's official statement is as follows:

"Yesterday, an Age of Empires support web page communicated that the free to play Age of Empires Online will be discontinued on July 1, 2014. We believe in Windows/PC gaming and have long-term plans to grow our support. We expect there to be transitions as we build out new investments, but we remain committed to bringing first party gaming services and games to Windows for years to come. We will share more details in the future."

AOEO (a GFWL MMORTS) will shutdown on July 1st. Fact!

Age of Empires Online blog

Age of Empires Online will close on July 1, 2014. On that day, the service will cease to function, and no further games can be played. The servers will be taken offline, and no features of the game or the game service will work without the servers. Until that date, the game will continue to fully function just as it does now. You can quest, raid, chat and trade as much as you like until then.

Wikipedia.org AEOE

Wiki article referring to AOEO July 1 shutdown blog post.

It's not GFWL that will shutdown, it's AOEO. Wink
 
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News Comments > Games for Windows LIVE Deathwatch
6. Re: Games for Windows LIVE Deathwatch Jan 17, 2014, 18:55 Ladron3dfx
 
nin wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 17:07:
THANKS CAPCOM.

you assholes

FAIL! Smoking
 
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News Comments > Stronghold Crusader 2 a Steam Exclusive
6. Re: Stronghold Crusader 2 a Steam Exclusive Jan 17, 2014, 06:07 Ladron3dfx
 
Stronghold Crusader 2, Developed for PC Steam.

Shackled and bound by the the Snake, the Pig or the Caliph is more preferable than the Steamworks DRM.

The physical box copies also will use it, so there is no escape. Wink
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 13, 2014, 09:54 Ladron3dfx
 
The Xbox One won't be Microsoft's last console, says Phil Spencer

"I don't," he tweeted yesterday, when asked whether Xbox One might be Microsoft's last traditional console. "I think local compute will be important for a long time."

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News Comments > Fallout 3 Removes GFWL?
52. Re: Fallout 3 Removes GFWL? Jan 11, 2014, 06:54 Ladron3dfx
 
Joystiq.com article
Update: A Bethesda spokesperson has contacted Joystiq with clarification regarding the recent update. "We have not removed GFWL from the game," the spokesperson stated. "The only that that has changed is that Steam has removed the need to activate the GFWL codes when purchasing the game."

This only pertains to the Fallout 3 version on Steam, any other version is unaffected.

Dual DRM serves no one, so good news for all Steam cultists.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 8, 2014, 07:45 Ladron3dfx
 
Joystiq.com article

PlayStation Now, which will stream games from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PS3 eras first on PS3 and PS4, will kick off on PS3 with a closed beta in the US at the end of January, with a full rollout planned for some time this summer. Users will be able to rent games individually or pay for a PlayStation Now subscription. Sony aims to eventually expand the service beyond Sony devices too.
Well, this sounds like a fantastic feature, not all to keen on the rental/subscription part of it. It seems like an extra monthly subscription in addition to PS Plus. Great way to discover old titles.

(uses voice command) "Xbox!, Do that too!"
 
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News Comments > Steam Hits 7.6M Concurrent User Record
67. Re: Steam Hits 7.6M Concurrent User Record Dec 31, 2013, 04:26 Ladron3dfx
 
One digital distribution service should not control the direction of PC gaming and its future. It should not envelop the entirety of PC gaming and hold golden keys to the PC gaming kingdom. That is the future of PC gaming on its current path, 80% market share now and as other services fail the percentage will increase. Each purchase of Steamworks embedded titles is a validation of its dominance, no matter how small or large the purchase. Steam is not PC gaming, it is part of PC gaming. It should never be the PC platform itself.  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 Free
35. Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Free Dec 25, 2013, 22:47 Ladron3dfx
 
Left 4 Dead 2

381 hrs on record

Infected killed
128,385

Rochelle 39%

Been there, done that! Spot_left

It looks as if a few achievements have been added since my playing days. Nothing worth the trouble of installing the game again although there is an incredible amount of replay value in L4D2.

Free? A slap in the face to all those who purchased the game years ago.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 25, 2013, 20:29 Ladron3dfx
 
Merry Xmas Blue & to all. Santa  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
3. Re: Morning Patches Dec 18, 2013, 18:04 Ladron3dfx
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 16:41:
They need a co-op mode so you and a friend can relive Smokey and the Bandit.

I'm thinking more of a Convoy with the ETS2 Multiplayer Mod Wink
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
45. Re: Op Ed Dec 5, 2013, 08:32 Ladron3dfx
 
IF YOU ARE AN EU SUBSCRIBER YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO WITHDRAW FROM A PURCHASE TRANSACTION FOR DIGITAL CONTENT WITHOUT CHARGE AND WITHOUT GIVING ANY REASON UNTIL DELIVERY OF SUCH CONTENT HAS STARTED OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE HAS COMMENCED. YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO WITHDRAW FROM A TRANSACTION OR OBTAIN A REFUND ONCE DELIVERY OF THE CONTENT HAS STARTED OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE HAS COMMENCED, AT WHICH POINT YOUR TRANSACTION IS FINAL.

Once the download process has started the sale is final.

It's all a bit ridiculous since one needs to download/run the game before discovery of any bugs. Buying a subscription to a game on Steam is like a roll of the dice. Snake eyes or a 7. Pirate

Refunds? All I have ever heard/read are horror stories. Halloween

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News Comments > 100 More Steam Greenlights
6. Re: 100 More Steam Greenlights Dec 5, 2013, 03:21 Ladron3dfx
 
100 More Steam Greenlights  
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News Comments > Path of Exile Status, Packs, and Patch
2. Re: Path of Exile Status, Packs, and Patch Dec 3, 2013, 10:13 Ladron3dfx
 
This is a great game, put many hours into it. Level 25 Witch, Necro, ACT II. I can't believe its free to play, easily a $60 game.  
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News Comments > Thief at 15
27. Re: Thief at 15 Dec 3, 2013, 09:20 Ladron3dfx
 
Bucket Get

Best Thief Deadly Shadows Fan Mission ever created. Wink
 
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News Comments > On Sale
23. Re: On Sale Dec 3, 2013, 06:26 Ladron3dfx
 
MoonSpook wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 05:36:
As someone that bought it, I can explain.

You download through Steam, and when you launch, it starts up a version of UPlay without the store part of the client (to comply with Steam's terms), and asks you to login with a UPlay ID and associate the game with the account. It has the normal UPlay system as part of the game - achievements, "Rewards" to spend achievement points on etc, all done in the UPlay client.


A stripped down version of the Uplay client with no store? Incredible! This restricts users from making additional Uplay/Ubisoft game purchases through the Uplay client. In fact it seems, Uplay enabled games purchased on Steam will not show on the standalone Uplay client.

Purchasing Steam/Steamworks enabled games on competitive services comes with no restricted version of the Steam client.
 
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News Comments > Steam Reviews Open Beta
32. Re: Steam Reviews Open Beta Nov 25, 2013, 23:05 Ladron3dfx
 
This is a disaster waiting to happen, destined to be rife with abuse. Games on Steam are released in an unfinished state, alphas, betas, broken mechanic. Negative reviews will be created by the hundreds, devs/pubs will remove said negative reviews, gamers will rally, protest and lead boycotts of said game. All within the Steam service.

Steam forums are rife with stupidity, boneheads and fanboys. Now you'll get to read their reviews. Wonderful. Thumbsup
 
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