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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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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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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale May 9, 2013, 22:51 Dev
 
50% off skyrim's already reduced MSRP means its only $15. Ok I think its time to byte.

Edit:
Due to high demand we are currently out of serial keys for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
You may proceed with your order but it may take up to a few days before you recieve your serial key.


heheheh. The power of skyrim marches on.

Since the DLC isn't included in this particular sale, I won't be playing it right away anyway, so no biggie.

Edit moar: dishonored is also out of keys, but they will send them. GG is a legit company.

This comment was edited on May 10, 2013, 00:12.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Results, More WoW Subs Lost
5. Re: Activision Blizzard Results, More WoW Subs Lost May 8, 2013, 21:23 Dev
 
8m (current) to 12m (peak) is 50%. Thats not insignificant.  
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News Comments > EA Financials
13. Re: EA Financials May 8, 2013, 08:56 Dev
 
Fletch wrote on May 7, 2013, 22:52:
Dev wrote on May 7, 2013, 22:31:
We know the simcity sales now. 1.6 million. Pretty big seller for a PC game. Not huge, but big.
I wonder how much better sales would have been without the crappy launch and some (immho) pretty awful design decisions (for what has always been a single-player PC game).

Probably significantly better. I know I would have bought a copy if the pre-launch info wasn't so terrible.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale May 8, 2013, 08:53 Dev
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on May 8, 2013, 02:23:
Its not $8 for Brutal legend it's $2 a game for 4 games.

Granted everyone already has Psychonauts if you watch these bundles.
For me (and likely him) we already own the other games. So its $8 for brutal legend for us
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale May 7, 2013, 22:32 Dev
 
jdreyer wrote on May 7, 2013, 21:16:
Double Fine Bundle is a way to get Brütal Legend on the cheap.

I dunno if $8 is cheap
 
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News Comments > EA Financials
5. Re: EA Financials May 7, 2013, 22:31 Dev
 
We know the simcity sales now. 1.6 million. Pretty big seller for a PC game. Not huge, but big.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
5. Re: Evening Patches May 6, 2013, 21:50 Dev
 
- Added rate-limiting of Steam game downloads, via Settings -> Downloads

Only took them what, 10 years?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 May 5, 2013, 17:28 Dev
 
nin wrote on May 5, 2013, 16:30:
FloorPie wrote on May 5, 2013, 16:18:
That star wars deal looked good until they raised the price friday or saturday. It was $35 or so. Now its up to $50 and the games I'd actually want in the group would be $20 or so cheaper to buy seperately. I'm lazy but not that lazy that I can't go find the old discs to some of those games and try to get them to work in win7.
They're also out of codes for Empire at War...went ahead and grabbed it for the sale price, but until they get more codes, no new purchases can play...and with LA in an odd state right now, that could take awhile, if ever.

Naw, just because disney closed them down, doesn't mean that they won't have someone doing code stuff. Thats free money, hardly any work required, the games are already done. Some guy somewhere has to hit a key on a program that says GENERATE CODES, then email it to someone. And bang, they can rake in the cash.

Anyway, steam would give refunds if it ended up being no codes forever. So I wouldn't worry about it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 May 5, 2013, 16:22 Dev
 
FloorPie wrote on May 5, 2013, 16:18:
That star wars deal looked good until they raised the price friday or saturday. It was $35 or so. Now its up to $50 and the games I'd actually want in the group would be $20 or so cheaper to buy seperately. I'm lazy but not that lazy that I can't go find the old discs to some of those games and try to get them to work in win7.
I already owned nearly all of them from previous deals. I picked up a couple for like $1 or $3 that I didn't have.

I'm disappointed they don't have the lego star wars games on sale though. I still need the clone wars one.

Also:

$53.58 Price of individual games:
$49.99 Bundle cost:


So yeah, if you have 1 or maybe 2 games out of the list of a dozen or so, its cheaper to buy individually. Its because the individual titles are 66% off, but the bundle is only 50% off.
I'll take your word for it that it was $35 earlier.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 May 5, 2013, 16:17 Dev
 
Ant wrote on May 5, 2013, 16:14:
nin wrote on May 5, 2013, 16:11:
They list a minimum of "512 MB DirectX® 9.0c–compliant" but I doubt it's going to be stellar...

Yeah, that's MINIMUM and not recommended. Ugh. I will wait.
Minimum graphics memory. Not minimum graphics performance. Since ATI is so confusing about model numbers, I have no idea where yours falls in terms of performance.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 May 5, 2013, 16:13 Dev
 
Ant wrote on May 5, 2013, 16:03:
nin wrote on May 5, 2013, 15:58:
Ant wrote on May 5, 2013, 15:27:
I need a playable demo. I wonder if my ancient XP Pro. SP3 computer system can handle it.


It's more about your video card. FC3 (engine) is a bit piggish, but looks nice. I'm not having any issues with framerates (gtx 560), but I also went with what it recommended and didn't try and crank everything to max. And it still looks decent, I think.

I guess my ATI Radeon 4870 video card (512 MB) is no good.

Easiest way to check is to goto the steam page
http://store.steampowered.com/app/233270
And look at the minimum requirements posted at the bottom of the page (as steam does for all games)

Minimum:

OS: Windows® XP (SP3) / Windows Vista® (SP2) / Windows® 7 (SP1) / Windows® 8
Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo E6700 or 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 6000+
Memory: 2 GB
Graphics: 512 MB DirectX® 9.0c–compliant
DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
Hard Drive: 3 GB HD space
Sound: DirectX 9.0c–compliant


So yeah, you are good graphics card and OS wise.
BTW they say 3gb of hdd space, but steam says 3.3gb
Shouldn't make a diff to 99% of ppl though.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs May 5, 2013, 13:48 Dev
 
Baen has a similar experience.

In fact, they have a sizable legit free library of books:

http://www.baen.com/library

They've found that posting for FREE the first book of a sequel, increases all ebook and physical sales of all other books in that series (and books by that author in general). Thats not all, they've found it ALSO increases ebook and physical sales of that exact book, the first of the series.

They've found a number of other fascinating things, but the overall point is that people still buy the books.

Nowadays one of the biggest issues in books is advertising/exposure to an author or series. If people start likely an author/series they are likely to get more by him. There's so many authors out there its hard to pick ones to start with, and free (and DRM free) makes it an easy way to see if one likes the author.

Another thing Baen did is have a very liberal policy for their CDs that are sometimes included in their hardback books. Its basically free to distribute. So there's some sites out there with the CD contents that one can legit download and read (DRM free of course) even more books than are in their free library.
 
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