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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending
59. Re: Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending Sep 12, 2013, 02:32 Dev
 
I got dibs on Prez's library!

Aw who am I kidding, my own almost 1000 game library is nothing to sneeze at.

Edit: More like 4th or 5th dibs. Oh well as long as its first 10

This comment was edited on Sep 12, 2013, 02:38.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Sep 11, 2013, 00:21 Dev
 
If their only objection is the funding and creativity control, rockstar could just a) fund it themselves (they have tons of money) or b) start a KS for it. That would drag a ton of funding and console kiddies into KS (not sure if thats a good thing).  
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News Comments > Derek Paxton Overseeing All Stardock Development
14. Re: Derek Paxton Overseeing All Stardock Development Sep 11, 2013, 00:18 Dev
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 12:14:
Win 8.1 does not bring back the start menu.. it brings back the start BUTTON and ONLY the button, not the functionality of the start menu.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vNbQT9eVt8

Yes, that is another epic fail Although I think stardock is very happy about that. ^^
LOL thats hilarious. I didn't know the details because I care that little for win 8, I don't really care what little tweaks MS plans. But just bringing back the BUTTON and none of the functionality!!!? LOL classic MS
 
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News Comments > Wizardry on Steam
9. Re: Wizardry on Steam Sep 11, 2013, 00:14 Dev
 
wtf_man wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 21:17:
That said, I'd buy 8 if there is a mod that spruces up the graphics some... nothing to radical... but at least Return to Castle Wolfenstien (Quake 3 engine) level.
Oh? You mean like these mods?
http://www.zimlab.com/wizardry/wiz8mods.htm
One of them mentions he's recently retextured almost the entire game over 2 years of work.
I didn't read the rest, since I don't have the game and I've never played it.
I also didn't look for screenshots.
 
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News Comments > Derek Paxton Overseeing All Stardock Development
5. Re: Derek Paxton Overseeing All Stardock Development Sep 10, 2013, 02:49 Dev
 
Creston wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 22:08:
Cool. Congrats Derek.

GalCiv 3?
I agree, congrats are in order. They went from the verge of bankruptcy to being healthy enough to expand significantly.
I'm going to guess this is from a few factors:
They dumped their own distribution platform off on Gamestop. They weren't really big enough compared to the others to keep running it at healthy profit.
They joined steam. Finally, I can get stardock games on steam. I've rebought nearly all that have come up in fact when they go on sale. They didn't join steam earlier because it was competing with impulse, but now that that's not a problem, they are getting many more sales.
They fixed up the elemental stuff from what I can tel.

And finally (this may be the biggest of all) start8 to return the start menu from windows 8. This is hugely popular. Hopefully they've leveraged that enough so that they won't crater after 8.1 comes out.

And yes, I would love to see a new galciv
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 9, 2013, 07:08 Dev
 
Slashman wrote on Sep 8, 2013, 11:07:
Dev wrote on Sep 8, 2013, 10:54:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 8, 2013, 10:30:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 8, 2013, 09:49:
Week 3 no Skyrim. The world is a darker place....

Well, I am fairly sure every human being on earth has a copy of Skyrim at this point.
I finally broke down and got it I think at $15 or $20. Then I had to wait for the DLC to go on sale. No idea why they didn't make more DLC for it, its like printing gold I bet.

Not sure they could do anything else that mods haven't covered. Plus there is the fact that PS3 apparently can't handle the game well so making DLC for it(which I think they HAVE to do if they make it for everyone else) would likely not be pleasant or easy.
The mods covering something isn't really a factor. For instance, there's mods covering your own home, probably some of the first ones. And they've released hearthfire DLC about your own home. Official DLC is always going to be more important to many people than its equivalent mod.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: GOG Linux Sep 8, 2013, 10:56 Dev
 
Shok wrote on Sep 8, 2013, 10:09:
Luckily, wine is pretty damn good for installing a fair number of GOG games. And even the native linux DOSBOX client helps.
Native dosbox eh? Nice. GoG could for minimal effort test a bunch of games on the native dos box and just mark them on the store as to if they will work on it. Same with Wine. Or, they could have some sorta community effort, where people vote on if it works with dosbox/wine and if the yes votes outnumber the no votes, have a penguin on the page. They can throw a disclaimer up about how its not officially supported etc just to cover their behind.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 8, 2013, 10:54 Dev
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 8, 2013, 10:30:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 8, 2013, 09:49:
Week 3 no Skyrim. The world is a darker place....

Well, I am fairly sure every human being on earth has a copy of Skyrim at this point.
I finally broke down and got it I think at $15 or $20. Then I had to wait for the DLC to go on sale. No idea why they didn't make more DLC for it, its like printing gold I bet.
 
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News Comments > Irrational Layoffs
4. Re: Irrational Layoffs Sep 5, 2013, 18:11 Dev
 
For a while I was beginning to wonder if they would ever bother to put out any DLC for the season pass I got  
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Sep 5, 2013, 09:52 Dev
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 5, 2013, 01:10:
Dev wrote on Sep 5, 2013, 00:09:
I've also purchased from them.

Protip: This is a GREAT site:
http://isthereanydeal.com/

I've perused that site before... apparently quite awhile ago, it seems to have a lot more going for it now. I'll make a point of checking it more often, but it does seem... dangerous. I've been whittling down my sales games pile, but between these humble bundles and now Bundle Star, it's basically a lost cause.

Oh well, time to add dozens more titles to Steam.
Also if someone doesn't want to create yet another account for some place, it can be used as a one off kinda help. Like "OMG I MUST HAVE THIS GAME NAO WHERE IS THE BEST PRICE" kinda situations. Once you click on a game, it can show you the price chart history, and whats the lowest its ever been anywhere, or from a particular store, and what it is now, etc.
 
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News Comments > Steam Trade Offers Launch
3. Re: Steam Trade Offers Launch Sep 5, 2013, 09:50 Dev
 
Valve,
Please tell me that random people who are NOT my friends can't send me trade requests. Because I get enough friends invites from people who are only wanting my Bill's hat already.
RaZ0r! wrote on Sep 5, 2013, 09:44:
Tim wrote on Sep 5, 2013, 09:28:
I want to trade games, or give them away to friends when I no longer need them.

Please?

Unfortunately that is up to the publishers, not Valve or Steam. Also, Valve allowing game trading is probably not really in their best interest either. With AAA games going as cheap as two bucks on sale nowadays I'm not sure they are worth trading.
And there's another twist too, the whole germany thing and used games. Who knows whats going to happen there.
 
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News Comments > HARDWARE: Shipbreakers Becomes Homeworld: Shipbreakers
35. Re: HARDWARE: Shipbreakers Becomes Homeworld: Shipbreakers Sep 5, 2013, 00:18 Dev
 
Prez wrote on Sep 2, 2013, 21:30:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 2, 2013, 17:49:
This has nothing at all to do with Homeworld.

Thank you. So disappointed.
Though I have not looked into it, I think he was referring to the fraud stuff.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Sep 5, 2013, 00:09 Dev
 
I've also purchased from them.

Protip: This is a GREAT site:
http://isthereanydeal.com/
It can tell you or email you when things go on sale an its incredibly configurable. For instance, you could have it notify you only when origin stuff goes on sale, or only when steam stuff goes on sale from GMG (since they often have better deals than steam nowadays), or only notify you when a new best ever lowest price happens. You can import your steam wishlist, or manually build a wishlist. It can email notify you on a frequency you choose, I have it set once a day, but it can be set to instantly or whatever.
It can notify you about bundles too, I found out about bundles I didn't even know existed, such as the bundle stars stuff.

I LOVE THIS THING.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Sep 4, 2013, 00:44 Dev
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 3, 2013, 09:06:
Am I missing something? Vault Hunter Pack 2 is out for Borderlands 2 today, but it isn't anywhere to be bought?
http://store.steampowered.com/app/224180/
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Livestream Subscription Plus Bonuses
21. Re: Gearbox Livestream Subscription Plus Bonuses Sep 4, 2013, 00:42 Dev
 
Tim Collins wrote on Sep 3, 2013, 14:51:
What is this some test scenario to see how far gamers will bend over :-P
Thats called "star citizen"
 
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News Comments > Mighty No. 9 Kickstarted
3. Re: Mighty No. 9 Kickstarted Sep 4, 2013, 00:37 Dev
 
ViRGE wrote on Sep 3, 2013, 23:28:
nin wrote on Sep 3, 2013, 20:58:
I'm still a little surprised (yet excited) it's doing so well...two stretch goals are already down, and it's still trucking along.
It'll slow down after $1.5M as the initial campaign pop wanes, but I fully expect they'll hit $2.5M (or more) by the end.
I dunno, they haven't added physical copies yet which a lot of people are begging for in the comments (people are offering to pay $75 and up for one). And they say they will do stretch goals on PS4/xbone and/or PSP/DS if they get enough interest.
If they hit enough widespread interest I could see it getting $5m or $10m. And did you see all the cool fan art that is already on the updates? LOTS of people are interested in this.
Here's a link to one of the updates with lots of fan art:
[url=]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9/posts/588461[/url]
 
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News Comments > On Star Citizen's $17M Haul
48. Re: On Star Citizen's $17M Haul Sep 2, 2013, 17:03 Dev
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 2, 2013, 16:29:
Why doesn't everyone play on free private WoW servers?
That would be because last time a bunch of people tried, Blizzard sued them for breaking the ToS that forbids that and got close to a $100 million judgement.
 
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News Comments > HARDWARE: Shipbreakers Becomes Homeworld: Shipbreakers
4. Re: HARDWARE: Shipbreakers Becomes Homeworld: Shipbreakers Sep 2, 2013, 16:58 Dev
 
Taskeen wrote on Sep 2, 2013, 16:43:
And why is Gearbox gobbling up all these IP's.
They bought Homeworld at the THQ auction, hardly gobbling. This company wanted to make a rethemed homeworld clone, and now they've made a deal with gearbox to make the actual thing.
 
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News Comments > On Star Citizen's $17M Haul
40. Re: On Star Citizen's $17M Haul Sep 2, 2013, 13:39 Dev
 
gray wrote on Sep 2, 2013, 08:53:
Chris Roberts has always said at $20m it would be completely crowd funded and he would prefer to go this route as to not be beholden to private investors.
By then it will be too late to change all this MMO, P2W stuff. I'm convinced this heavy focus on all that was initially coerced by the funding source, since things like F2P and P2W are hot in private funding right now.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
21. Re: On Sale Sep 1, 2013, 17:11 Dev
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Sep 1, 2013, 13:32:
Taskeen wrote on Sep 1, 2013, 07:55:

I wish Gearbox had never acquired the Duke Nukem or Aliens license period.

And just think we still haven't seen how they will rape the Homeworld license!
Oh crap, I'd forgotten about that.
 
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