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Signed On Aug 1, 2008, 12:28
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News Comments > Deadpool Game Disappearance
4. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 12:39 Slashman
 
Now I'm regretting not getting it big time...  
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News Comments > Steam Hits 7.6M Concurrent User Record
101. Re: Steam Hits 7.6M Concurrent User Record Jan 1, 2014, 09:14 Slashman
 
avianflu wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 06:53:
Steam is in effect a game renting service with mandatory game client.

You dont own your games if Steam goes away.

Pro Steam folks make some good points but sorry guya, the truth is that your game library is a rental library.

First, most people aren't pro-Steam as much as practical about where they buy games from. Ease of use and access, friend lists and reviews. Frequent and decent sales. No hassle auto updates and even free stuff now and then.

The whole rental angle is just a scare tactic in an attempt to make people panic over something that they are very unlikely to need to panic over. If all my Steam games are 'rentals' and they are all available til the day I die, do I really give a crap? Do most people give a crap?

Last and most important point. Steam does not force the system on developers who use it. A developer can sell a game to you on Steam and make that game work just fine without it. Or even give you access to a no-DRM version. Egosoft did this with Terran conflict/Albion Prelude. Gratuitous Space Battles run without the Steam client and GOG gave me a download link to a DRM free copy of The Witcher 2 even though I bought it on Steam.

If you look at the Steam page where Valve offers its services to developers, they outright say that they don't have any interest in restricting how developers sell their games outside of Steam or the other methods by which they do it.

So instead of putting the blame on Valve for whatever crime you think they are committing, put it where it belongs: The developers who choose to use the service without exercising their ability to tailor how their games run on it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Hits 7.6M Concurrent User Record
76. Re: Steam Hits 7.6M Concurrent User Record Dec 31, 2013, 07:54 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2013, 06:53:
@ Jerykk, I agree with pretty much everything you said, but Ladron's got a point: Steam is a defacto monopoly, and that's problematic. A benevolent dictator is still a dictator. I have 270 games on the system, and I love its features, but it's scarily dominant. I spent most of this year avoiding buying games on Steam, instead buying them on Gamefly and Humble. As the year went on, more and more games from those platforms included or required Steam keys. Valve has PC gaming by the balls, and so far they've been gentle. But I'd prefer my balls to be in no one's hands. Keeps me from being locked in, or losing all my marbles if the monopoly sells out or goes belly up. I lost access to a lot of games when D2D sold out to Gamefly. If Steam did that, it would be a nightmare.

The problem is that no one is stepping up to offer truly better alternatives.

GOG will NEVER be embraced by game devs and publishers, no matter how many experiments CD Projekt Red runs to show that piracy isn't a factor in game sales.

The other online retailers either got in the game way too late or simply don't have a system as appealing to the majority of game consumers.

Valve didn't put Steam in the position it is in today, the people who buy games did that.

I mean maybe someone will come up with a system that offers all the features of Steam(but better) while allowing offline installs, offline activations and a no DRM guarantee. The problem then becomes who will sell their games there.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
38. Re: On Sale Dec 24, 2013, 07:56 Slashman
 
I actually think that there is nothing pressing that I need to buy this year.

I just picked up a couple DLCs and that was about it.

Finally started Far Cry 3 too. got eaten by a tiger and got depressed and stopped playing for a bit. Cry

I don't think the sale is bad...it's just that I can't find much that I haven't bought before.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 2: Multiplayer Mod on Steam
12. Re: Just Cause 2: Multiplayer Mod on Steam Dec 17, 2013, 07:39 Slashman
 
ViRGE wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 05:58:
wraithnix wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 23:34:
This mod is freaking AWESOME! Loved playing the beta weekends, and the final is just freaking sweet. Played on a server with 500+ people on it tonight, and it was, well, freaking AWESOME.
It's that good, eh? I picked up the game in a Steam sale some time ago; I guess I'll have to get around to playing it.

There needs to be some kind of penance for not having played Just Cause 2 after all this time.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Alpha for Backers
15. Re: Elite: Dangerous Alpha for Backers Dec 12, 2013, 13:17 Slashman
 
Gotta be better than X Rebirth.

Don't think anything can stink as much...
 
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Dec 11, 2013, 09:10 Slashman
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 07:12:
Cutter wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 23:24:
That Holiday Express toy train is cute. I think it should be this year's Snuggle Truck so everyone add it to your Wishlist!


*Releases the Guard Dogs, Set's the Alarm, Closes the Blinds, and Turns off the Lights*

NO!

^^This!!
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
208. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 10, 2013, 11:29 Slashman
 
You know what I find most scary?

You Americans at least have a constitution to fall back on.

I'm not an American citizen. It's open season for spying on anywhere/anyone that isn't America. Sweatdrop
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
93. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 9, 2013, 14:29 Slashman
 
nin wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 14:17:
I'd like to thank whoever for the successful derail. Kudos.


I think it has kinda gotten interesting though. Someone hopefully can explain to me the whole vaporizing airplane scenario. Both the one that crashed and the one that hit the Pentagon. They carried away that debris by hand. No bodies lying around there either.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Darkout
3. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Darkout Dec 4, 2013, 19:53 Slashman
 
I wish someone would work on something like this that isn't a 2d side scroller or Minecraft.

Starforge is still in early access beta though...
 
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News Comments > Steam Breaks 7M Concurrent Users
24. Re: Steam Breaks 7M Concurrent Users Dec 2, 2013, 17:32 Slashman
 
dj LiTh wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 16:56:
Fallen Enchantress Legendary Heroes is on sale @ Humble Bundle for 9.99 (or like 7euro) which is cheaper then the 50% off steam has for it if your interested.

STOP THIS!!! My credit card cannot take it!!!
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Modification Coming to Steam
5. Re: Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Modification Coming to Steam Dec 2, 2013, 10:24 Slashman
 
Acleacius wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 10:18:
Could this be used to play the game Coop with friends, or is it intended just for deathmatch/pvp style gameplay?

I was pretty sure they were pitching it as a co-op thing. Not sure if that changed.

Just Cause 2 is totally awesome though. Biggest and most diverse open world I have ever seen.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Trailer
5. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Trailer Nov 30, 2013, 19:43 Slashman
 
F2P really needs to be relegated to grindy Asian MMOS.

Games Workshop needs someone to set some decent standards for their IP.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
65. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 28, 2013, 12:06 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 28, 2013, 11:21:
Ok the GMG sale has started - 4 deals every 4 hours. Bioshock Infinite is on atm for $10.

Skyrim mods? Get the Hi-Rez pack off of Steam. The Sabre Cat mount rocks. Immersive Weapons and Immersive Armor are sweet. Pure Waters is a must. Climates of Tamriel makes a big difference. Auto Unequip Ammo - if you use a bow at all. Realistic Lighting Overhaul and Enhanced Lights and FX make a huge difference too. Staic Mesh Improvement Mod las but not least.

Never heard of some of those mods. Thanks Cutter. I'll try some of them on my next playthrough.

Right now I keep getting my butt handed to me in XCOM EW on classic/ironman. Not sure I'll ever win at that difficulty...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 24, 2013, 14:16 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2013, 13:49:
X Rebirth is probably being bought by fans of the previous games who understand that Egosoft has the habit of shipping beta products, and trusts them to fix it later.

I think most of those guys bought it already. The others who waited aren't going to grab it in the current form.

If I thought it was an easy fixer-upper I would grab it, but I don't think it is. There are some fundamental design flaws in the game. Some of them put Rebirth behind X3 even at launch.

The stuff they swore they fixed wasn't fixed, so much as it was sidestepped.

For me to buy, they will need to have fixed the all the problems and then release an xpansion. So that is likely more than a year away.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 24, 2013, 11:59 Slashman
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 24, 2013, 10:29:
Unbelievable that people are still buying the broken and buggy mess that is X Rebirth... sad really.

The power of overhyped trailers.

They are making a killing.

The number of people playing though, is not that high. I guess people are buying and then discovering what it is they bought.

 
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
4. Re: Evening Screenshots Nov 24, 2013, 00:50 Slashman
 
Unless it has something other than crap combat, I'm missing it by a mile.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 21, 2013, 17:01 Slashman
 
KS wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 15:51:
It was a cute and clever phrase; now it's ruined.

q'd

It's generally only a matter of time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 21, 2013, 13:37 Slashman
 
because stupidity!  
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Dragonfall (Berlin) in January
9. Re: Shadowrun Returns Dragonfall (Berlin) in January Nov 19, 2013, 14:09 Slashman
 
I'm planning to pick this up over the Steam Christmas sale.

I keep hearing good things. It's just the backlog. The evil Steam backlog!!!!
 
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