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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale May 21, 2013, 08:33 Dev
 
Fantaz wrote on May 21, 2013, 05:42:
DARK on sale already on Steam and the game didn't even come out yet..
Its a pre-order discount. While most of them are 10%, some games have other amounts.

What I find more curious is that they are including the strategy guide with the game.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Community Patch
9. Re: Team Fortress 2 Community Patch May 18, 2013, 14:06 Dev
 
deqer wrote on May 18, 2013, 13:37:
That's why Random Crits exists. That's why the Spy class exists(for newb players that couldn't cut it, using a normal class). That's why Ubers exists. That's why it takes 3 rockets for a soldier to kill a spy, instead of 1 rocket. That's why sticky guns exists for Demoman. etc. etc. The list goes on and on; I could list 100+ examples. But, meh.

You can play without some of that stuff, like crits. And if you prefer a game that is a more level playing field, there's other games out there.

Most of that stuff is to give ways to counter the other team's strategies. For instance, you have a team full of engineers and sentry guns? Send in some spies. Or snipe them, or soldiers.
 
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News Comments > Steam Trading Cards Beta
32. Re: Steam Trading Cards Beta May 18, 2013, 07:43 Dev
 
If you are a part of the beta, you can click your name at top of steam window, then click badges. You can see your level and cards there.

If you aren't, anyone need an invite?
 
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News Comments > Steam Trading Cards Beta
31. Re: Steam Trading Cards Beta May 18, 2013, 07:41 Dev
 
Jerykk wrote on May 16, 2013, 05:17:
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2013, 17:20:
So instead of Half Life 3 we continually get crap like this instead.

Yup. All those level designers, scripters, environmental artists, character artists, animators, riggers, VFX artists, sound designers, UI artists, UI programmers, gameplay programmers, engine programmers, etc, are all working on this trading card system instead of HL3.
Sure, if they wanted to. If they thought it was more fun and more interesting than wtf ever they were doing before. Wheels on desks remember?

Also, what UI programmers? Have you seen steam?
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Community Patch
3. Re: Team Fortress 2 Community Patch May 17, 2013, 23:17 Dev
 
While I do think its great they are doing this, and that the community is getting all the profits from the keys, lets be clear here.

A big reason valve is doing this is so they can work less on TF2 and more on other things that they are currently finding more fun and interesting. If that other thing was HL3 I'd be all for it. But its more likely some form of wearable computing.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed May 16, 2013, 20:24 Dev
 
So... if she/he threatened to kill her/himself unless it happened... doesn't that mean its technically lifesaving anyway... so where's the fraud?

(I'm arguing semantics here, without having read the funding campaign, I'm not agreeing with any sides).
 
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News Comments > Steam Trading Cards Beta
17. Re: Steam Trading Cards Beta May 15, 2013, 21:54 Dev
 
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2013, 17:20:
So instead of Half Life 3 we continually get crap like this instead.
That would be because valve found it fun and interesting to do this trading card badge thing. Looking at TF2 you can get a sense of what other things they find fun and interesting, mostly involving hats.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Anomaly 2
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Anomaly 2 May 15, 2013, 21:19 Dev
 
I guess that was the unnamed gift they were offering earlier when you got it directly from them?  
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale May 15, 2013, 09:03 Dev
 
Jivaro wrote on May 15, 2013, 03:08:
I only see the premium for 19.99, not 9.99. Cheaper than normal still I guess. Am I missing something? I tried loading up the Gameply client, it says 20 bucks as well. The base game is on sale for 9.99 at Gamefly however.
Turns out the $10 price sold most of their keys out and then they raised the price to $20. So it was $10 for a short time.
 
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Alpha Tomorrow
16. Re: Grim Dawn Alpha Tomorrow May 15, 2013, 08:59 Dev
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2013, 07:21:
Hope there is a way to kick up your tier - I have the 32.00 one and would be interested in a higher tier.
As I just mentioned
Dev wrote on May 14, 2013, 23:04:
They also mention that they are still trying to work out a way for people to upgrade pledges

Specifically they mention on the forum link I gave:

Upgrades: Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to provide upgrades. It seems foolish that it is this complicated but the limitations of how we / Humble Store can process transactions online make it difficult to set up an automated process and due to our small size, we don't have the customer support staff to do it manually.

Humble Store is working on a solution to this and say they should be able to get something working in the next week or two.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale May 15, 2013, 00:21 Dev
 
from a SD post

GameFly.com has Battlefield 3: Premium Service w/ Complete DLC (PC Digital Download) on sale for $9.99. Thanks mtommy79

Note, requires Battlefield 3 base game.

Includes
Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand
Battlefield 3: Close Quarters
Battlefield 3: Armored Kill
Battlefield 3: Aftermath
Battlefield 3: End Game

BF3 Premium will give you access to BF4 Beta

Amazon digital gaming will offer the base game for $9.99 this Thursday 5/16


If it wasn't origin, I'd jump on it.
 
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Alpha Tomorrow
7. Re: Grim Dawn Alpha Tomorrow May 14, 2013, 23:04 Dev
 
Rhialto wrote on May 14, 2013, 19:52:
I think this

While they emphasize that they still plan on providing a DRM version of the final game as promised

should read as

While they emphasize that they still plan on providing a DRM free version of the final game as promised

no?
Correct.

Full details here on the official post on the official forum:
http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7158
The KS updates have info too
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crateentertainment/grim-dawn/posts

This bears repeating:

To be absolutely clear: there will still be a DRM-free, Steam-free final release for those who desire it, as we promised.

They also mention that they are still trying to work out a way for people to upgrade pledges (remember only $50+ pledges have alpha access, mostly $35+ have beta). See this chart for who has alpha/beta:
http://www.grimdawn.com/images/kickstarterchart.jpg

I ended up doing a thing during the KS where I got the $78 double pack, which was two $50 levels for the equiv of $39 each, so I do have access to all that.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale May 14, 2013, 08:50 Dev
 
Jerykk wrote on May 14, 2013, 01:04:
Square is wasting opportunities for compelling DLC. Why is there no tomb DLC for Tomb Raider? Why are there no level-based DLC for Hitman? Both games were criticized for missing levels similar to the ones in the previous games, so why not remedy that through DLC? Instead, they offer multiplayer levels and worthless cosmetic DLC.
Probably because it takes much more effort and doesn't get them much more money.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 13, 2013, 22:17 Dev
 
DangerDog wrote on May 13, 2013, 21:15:
If you use http://startisback.com/ you can turn windows 8 into a proper desktop operating system, it not only brings back the start menu but can turn off all the metro bullshit like charms etc. There are enough improvements to the desktop space to warrant using it, just not quite enough to be worth upgrading from 7. But for a new system build I would go with 8 and then turn off all the metro crap.
And it costs money. Money for stuff that MS could have implemented as free options, but refused to do so because they wanted to force people into changing so they could grab metro app market share.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Financials
4. Re: Take-Two Financials May 13, 2013, 22:10 Dev
 
Brumbek wrote on May 13, 2013, 21:35:
Wow, Red Dead Redemption a top contributor even now almost exactly 3 years from release. I admit I bought a Playstation 3 last December to play Red Dead (and a few other titles like Ni no Kuni). Red Dead has some of the greatest acting, writing, and voice work ever, IMO.
And, if Rockstar would ever bother to put it on PC (the platform they got their start on), they'd make millions more bucks, including the ones I'd throw at them.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 May 12, 2013, 14:18 Dev
 
Overon wrote on May 12, 2013, 14:08:
Preorder Metro and you get ranger mode? Really so no ranger mode for anyone who does not preorder? You got to be shitting me.
Probably avail as a DLC later.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 May 12, 2013, 14:03 Dev
 
Panickd wrote on May 12, 2013, 10:06:
If you get a code for a new game from buying a new videocard or something like that does Valve count that as a Steam "sale" for the purposes of their top ten?
This is when you check valve's definition of the top ten.

http://store.steampowered.com/feeds/weeklytopsellers.xml
The top selling games on Steam by revenue for the week, updated every Sunday

It says ON STEAM, so presumably that means only direct on steam sales.
 
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News Comments > Double Fine Gets Emotional About Game Rights
4. Re: Double Fine Gets Emotional About Game Rights May 12, 2013, 13:53 Dev
 
If they wanted them, they should have bid more on them lol.
This is only for the console distribution of the current games, so I don't much care.

Also, by publicly saying they are emotionally attached and want the rights, they probably just doubled whatever the selling price would have been.
 
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News Comments > Incredible Machine-inspired Contraption Maker Announced
7. Re: Incredible Machine-inspired Contraption Maker Announced May 12, 2013, 04:40 Dev
 
There's also a series of games thats been out for a while called Crazy Machines thats similar to TIM.  
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Results, More WoW Subs Lost
36. Re: Activision Blizzard Results, More WoW Subs Lost May 10, 2013, 02:07 Dev
 
Creston wrote on May 9, 2013, 14:04:
nin wrote on May 9, 2013, 08:50:
Wallshadows wrote on May 8, 2013, 23:06:
Devil's advocate but the game is nearly 10 years old, of course it'll start to dip in subscription numbers.

Yep. Any other mmo would kill for 8 million. Hell, they're excited if they get 1 million.


*sees TOR sitting in the corner looking dejected, with Bioware and EA both softly crying.*



Creston
Any other SANE company.
 
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