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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Valve Steampipe Conversions
11. Re: Valve Steampipe Conversions May 4, 2013, 00:10 Dev
 
jimnms wrote on May 2, 2013, 23:46:
I'm almost tempted to delete Steam and only re-install what I'm currently playing. When I install a game I never delete it in case I want to go back and play it again. I've also installed quite a bit that I intended to play, but haven't played at all yet. My Steam directory is almost 400GB, and I'm getting lower on disk space every day. I know I could clean out a couple of hundred gigs elsewhere though when it comes to the point when I really need it.
If you do, make sure to use this:
http://www.gamesave-manager.com/
It can backup saves.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale May 4, 2013, 00:09 Dev
 
Jerykk wrote on May 3, 2013, 23:22:
I think Cheapshark.com and Isthereanydeal.com are better sites for PC gaming discounts.
Or http://www.cheapassgamer.com/
The official amazon game deal rep often posts the amazon deals there.
Amazon has gotten much better about saying if the game you get is for steam (my preference)
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale May 3, 2013, 22:00 Dev
 
Little as I like to give money to EA, there's a lot of classics there I have retail packages for that I want digital copies of.
Such as all the wing commander games (and privateer), the crusader: no regret/no remorse.

Such great games.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: GO - Operation Payback Live
3. Re: Counter-Strike: GO - Operation Payback Live May 2, 2013, 21:50 Dev
 
I don't have the game installed (I have it in my account though). Why can't I get it?  
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News Comments > Valve Steampipe Conversions
8. Re: Valve Steampipe Conversions May 2, 2013, 21:46 Dev
 
Wait, does not share code means I have to install 5 versions of the 8 gigs of textures and stuff thats currently shared between all source games? Will I see my hdd space balloon from that?

Like:
1gb source 2007 shared materials.gcf
1gb source materials.gcf
1gb source sounds.gcf

etc
 
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News Comments > Aliens Colonial Marines Lawsuit
59. Re: Aliens Colonial Marines Lawsuit May 1, 2013, 23:41 Dev
 
Prez wrote on May 1, 2013, 22:06:
Lawyers love class action lawsuits - they get rich off them while the claimants get shit. Therefore I will NEVER be a part of one. As far as this lawsuit goes, it seems pretty stupid to me. Buyer beware and all that.
Many times you are automatically part of one unless you opt out.

I'm curious, do you opt out of those mailings that sometimes come that say you are in the class of such and such suit, and that they are being settled?

For instance, that buy.com suit about the "original" internet price mistake, they sent out I think $90 checks over that. Anyone who bought that monitor was automatically part of that class action suit unless they specifically opted out.

There was recent a dell california settlement where they charged tax on things they weren't supposed to tax, so the california state tax board was going to refund some tax back to consumers. Would you have opted out of a bonus tax refund on a settlement like that thats coming from the state? I got mailings about over $100 to be refunded to me.

In each of these kinda class action settlements, they usually mail out stuff saying that you can opt out (generally so one can sue on their own instead of being part of the settlement), or you can remain silent and get the settlement proceeds.

These are probably rare examples where claimants actually got something worthwhile, but I'm still wondering about what you mean. Do you mean no active participating with you going to lawyers? Do you mean you won't even take automatic settlements where they mail you a check? Do you mean you sent out a snail mail letter to opt out of those things in the mail?

Just some random thoughts, and wondering if you could elucidate
 
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News Comments > Aliens Colonial Marines Lawsuit
57. Re: Aliens Colonial Marines Lawsuit May 1, 2013, 23:26 Dev
 
Cutter wrote on May 1, 2013, 10:59:
It's likely they're not looking to get rich on this but punish Sega/Gearbox and open the way more easily for a class-action suit. Let's hope they win.
Depends if sega/gearbox bothered to put in the EULA that bit that everyone is putting in about not being able to do a class action. If they did, then the judge might throw it out and tell him to goto arbitration. That might happen anyway, since this was filed in last couple days, its too early to tell what might happen.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Leviathan: Warships
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Leviathan: Warships Apr 30, 2013, 23:27 Dev
 
rist3903 wrote on Apr 30, 2013, 21:12:
Why is this twice as expensive on PC/Mac vs tablets?

Its that way for most cross platform releases, more expensive on PC. Its like how book publishers target different market segments with different pricing (more expensive US, less expensive internationally), etc.

Generally they also expect more sales on mobile segment too, less piracy, etc.

There are some legitimate reasons for this, some I covered above, others include having to figure out far more in the realm of distribution for PC and having far more configuration options to test on the PC, etc.

But often, a large price difference just makes me think its a money grab.

Note, I'm NOT saying thats the case here. I don't know. And I bought this game on PC, so I obviously don't have a problem with the PC price point. I'm just talking in general terms for crossplatform stuff where mobile and PC are among the platforms.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
16. Re: Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon Apr 30, 2013, 23:07 Dev
 
I have very little interest in farcry 3. But this off beat title interests me.
Gib007 wrote on Apr 30, 2013, 20:05:
It looks interesting and I would buy it. I loved Far Cry 3 - played it through three times over. Unfortunately I can't find where to buy it. I have the retail version of Far Cry 3 and it runs through Uplay. Blood Dragon isn't listed on Uplay Store though and it's not available on retail so I'm at a loss...
Far cry 3 is NOT required for this. This is entirely standalone. Check steam, not uplay
 
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News Comments > Torment Kickstarter Makes Final Goal
5. Re: Torment Kickstarter Makes Final Goal Apr 30, 2013, 21:51 Dev
 
Creston wrote on Apr 30, 2013, 21:39:
I'm happy for every extra dollar, but the stronghold just leaves me "meh."

I've yet to see a game where a stronghold was even decently implemented.

Creston
I still LOVE the underground house mod in fallout 3. Ammo sorter, places to hang and display on the wall EVERY SINGLE weapon and armor in the game and all its DLC, and I haven't even gotten started on the cool stuff. Plus it looks fantastic.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Preorders
7. Re: Shadowrun Returns Preorders Apr 30, 2013, 21:46 Dev
 
Julio wrote on Apr 30, 2013, 19:49:
Pass, I won't be buying this after the DRM fiasco. Even if I was 10% off is nothing, it will be very cheap before long.
They screwed up by not communicating clearly enough during the campaign and afterwards too about the intricacies of that, but in the end, the DRM isn't their fault, its MS licensing terms.

Also, they ARE delivering on their promise for DRM free versions of what they promised in the KS to the backers themselves. It just turns out that if you didn't back, you won't get the opportunity to have a DRM free version. If you did back, you will. Fine with me.

The aren't the only KS to add DRM after release to the wider release, I've backed a fair number and others end up giving backers a special launcher file, or some such to bypass DRM.
 
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News Comments > Browser Games from Notch and Broussard
7. Re: Browser Games from Notch and Broussard Apr 29, 2013, 22:22 Dev
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 29, 2013, 11:44:
I just realized blue edited the news heh.. but I want to mention that I have no idea whether that was even the right number.. I probably fucked up the math on that ;p
14 years * 365 days * 24 hours = 122k hours (someone can do the exact math if they care about rounding or leap years). Thats about 2,500 times the development time. 2500 is 250000%.

So not that far off
Hyatus wrote on Apr 29, 2013, 12:57:
It's a little closer to 11 years, but close enough.
Try again.
2011 (game release) - 1997 (game announcement) = 14 years. Even if you count only the time at 3dr its 2009-1997 = 12 years.
 
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News Comments > Anomaly 2 Next Month; Two-for-One Preorders
1. Re: Anomaly 2 Next Month; Two-for-One Preorders Apr 29, 2013, 22:05 Dev
 
Anomaly 2 10% off (20% if you bought the first one) plus free copy, on steam (about $12):
http://store.steampowered.com/app/236730

Cheaper but doesn't have the "gaming gift" whatever that is. Not sure what they could give away, maybe anom 1?
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Apr 29, 2013, 22:02 Dev
 
Anomaly 2 10% off (20% if you bought the first one) plus free copy, on steam (about $12):
http://store.steampowered.com/app/236730
 
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News Comments > On Sale
18. Re: On Sale Apr 28, 2013, 12:08 Dev
 
nin wrote on Apr 27, 2013, 21:41:
Kedyn wrote on Apr 27, 2013, 19:13:
Damn, snoozed and lost. Tomb Raider is sold out on GMG.

Keep checking back:

Green Man Gaming &#8207;@GreenManGaming 26 Apr

We will have the Tomb Raider 50% deal back as soon as possible Thanks for your patience folks. -James

GMG frequently runs out of keys and has to get more (publishers don't anticipate the number of sales they can generate, and gives them what they consider an adequate block, and generally its not). Since the sales are often near the weekend, sometimes it takes a bit to track down people and get another block of keys.

I don't know for sure that's what happened here, but that would be my guess.
 
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News Comments > Spamalot Unchained
22. Re: Spamalot Unchained Apr 28, 2013, 11:45 Dev
 
KS a mmo with monthly subscription fee? No thanks.

The KS page also mentions that its using trademarked terms like RVR. Are they paying EA licensing fees for stuff like that and the camelot IP?
 
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News Comments > Darkfall Unholy Wars Launches Using New Steam Subscription Service
11. Re: Darkfall Unholy Wars Launches Using New Steam Subscription Service Apr 27, 2013, 00:03 Dev
 
maximus0402 wrote on Apr 26, 2013, 08:42:
I am sorry, but there is no MMO game worth a monthly subscription no matter how many times you defend it or justify why your paying it. I have played a ton of subscription only and free to play and ones that went from subscription to free to play. I don't see any extra effort for content and interesting things in the subscription only ones vs the free to play or ones that get converted to free to play. Although the MMO companies claim how different their's is, it all ends up being the same old grind in the end disguised by the "newness" of the game when you first get it. But that wears off after 6 months or so.

Now, here comes Elder Scrolls online soon which I absolutely love that single player series so the MMO version intrigues me, but somehow I have a feeling that its just going to be like any other mmo except its in Tamriel now instead of other mmo's worlds/lore.
I'm not defending it, and I don't pay for one. I haven't paid a monthly subscription since like... anarchy online I think? And that was for a fairly short time.

I'm pointing out there's a chunk of people who ARE willing to pay subscriptions.

And if it was a good enough F2P game that actually did deliver on additional content promises, I might be willing to give it a go. In other words, I'd expect $60 worth of content, but I'd pay $15, play it a month, and likely cancel and move on to another game, having gotten a bargain.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Apr 26, 2013, 22:27 Dev
 
nin wrote on Apr 26, 2013, 21:58:
So the Lunar bundle is all episodes of BTTF, right? Not just the first one? If so, heck of a deal.
Thats the way that "Back to the Future: The Game" is described on steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/31290
If it was an individual episode, I'd expect it would have that episode name.
 
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News Comments > Defense Grid 2 Announced
31. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 26, 2013, 22:03 Dev
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 26, 2013, 03:25:
Too much MP focus always destroys the SP gameplay. If you are being particularly evil, look at SOTS2, a game so completely and utterly ruined by MP support it is still completely fucking broken even today. And not just in terms of bugs, but in terms of general gameplay design and core functionality of the engine.

Now I will freely admit that what you mention wasn't even my intention to say, of course in case of DG more or less MP is not going to change the basic gameplay, it is still a "ok" tower defense game among a see of mediocre tower defense games.

But too strong MP focus can ruin a game's SP. Heck, look at Blizzard... they are the epitome of how MP destroys the SP of a game.
I totally agree that MP focus can screw over SP gameplay and make a game suck. And that MP in that sucky ends up often not being played past the first month.

I'm just taking exception to you saying THIS PARTICULAR GAME adding MP will do it. I gave my specific reasons why it won't.

Also, as a side note, I'm a mostly SP person, and am unlikely to play MP in this game, and never asked for it. I just don't think it will change much, for THIS game (and my earlier post specifically said THIS).
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Apr 26, 2013, 21:47 Dev
 
wow $20 for tomb raider already?

Oh wait, I forgot that it failed to meet all expectations while selling millions of copies.

Anyway, I'm in.

Edit: and ZOMG thats a lot of DLC
Edit 2: So much pay 2 win for SP. Stuff like a sniper reticule, burst mode for pistol, silencer for pistol, less fall damage, etc

This comment was edited on Apr 26, 2013, 21:54.
 
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