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Homepage http://steamcommunity.com/id/fiftykyu/
Signed On Dec 11, 2012, 04:17
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News Comments > New AMD Beta Drivers
10. Re: New AMD Beta Drivers Mar 21, 2015, 18:31 fiftykyu
 
Fantaz wrote on Mar 21, 2015, 11:48:
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 21, 2015, 10:57:
I'm debating whether or not I should find a cheap 7850 to put in to Crossfire or sell my 7850 and put that towards a 280X.

if you waited already this long maybe better to wait for the 380X, as it's just around the corner.

Yeah, this definitely looks like a good time to wait... Don't care who has the fastest card this round, as long as there's competition everyone looking to upgrade wins.

Really hope I have enough sense to ignore that Titan X thing, though...
 
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News Comments > On Sale
20. Re: On Sale Mar 14, 2015, 10:57 fiftykyu
 
Yes, it's an extra layer of DRM, just for fun. Even copies from the Steam store will need to connect to it. Like if you buy recent Ubisoft games on Steam, you still have to deal with Uplay.

If you buy the Steam version you'll be able to get Steam achievements (assuming any exist) and the game will appear in your Steam library, etc. Once you're past the DRM the actual game itself will be the same, but some people like to buy all their games from the same place. Other people just want to play, and buy from whatever store is giving the best deal.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
16. Re: On Sale Mar 14, 2015, 08:29 fiftykyu
 
Not a coupon, but check http://www.greenmangaming.com/vip/ - but take note of what you're getting if you're one of those people who need to have every game on Steam:

"This game will be delivered as a Rockstar Games Social Club redemption code. Customers will require a free Rockstar Games Social Club account to play."
 
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News Comments > On Sale
12. Re: On Sale Mar 13, 2015, 23:01 fiftykyu
 
Flatline wrote on Mar 13, 2015, 18:09:
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 13, 2015, 17:10:
It's also on sale on the Humble Bundle site for $17.

He says with the Humble Bundle link taking you there.

Yeah damn the humble bundle people. I really couldn't afford the 17 bucks this weekend but I've been waiting for Alien to go on a steep sale and that was a good price.

Out of curiosity, is Borderlands Pre-Sequel worth the 30 bucks that it goes for occasionally? I'm kind of burned out on borderlands at this point, and have been waiting for a deep Far Cry 4 sale moreso, but a mindless shoot-em-up either way would be fun.

Not really answering your question, but I got that Pre-Sequel game for about $20 last week, and quit after a couple hours. Really wasn't starving for more Borderlands anyway, but with the sale I figured nothing to lose. Well, twenty bucks to lose, I guess.

Think if you're burnt out on Borderlands, the solution is probably not more Borderlands. Unless you have friends pestering you to play, I suggest waiting for a better sale - then it won't hurt as much if it turns out you're just tired of the whole thing.
 
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News Comments > Steam Gift Restrictions Tighten
36. Re: Steam Gift Restrictions Tighten Mar 12, 2015, 18:30 fiftykyu
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 18:22:
So, here's a question. If the purpose of region locking is to prevent companies like G2A from buying cheap keys in Indonesia and selling them in the US via gifting, why not just put a CAPTCHA on the gifting page? Wouldn't that prevent this?

Umm, you can pay actual humans to solve your captchas, so no.

Valve tried adding them to the trade offer windows (to prevent all those phishing bots from stealing the loot after they'd phished someone) but it took less than a day for the bots to be updated to solve them.
 
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News Comments > Steam Gift Restrictions Tighten
33. Re: Steam Gift Restrictions Tighten Mar 12, 2015, 18:20 fiftykyu
 
Overon wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 17:35:
Is this only for gifts or for region based non gifts like buying a foreign region key and then activating it through VPN and then playing from your actual region?

The word is: if previously a game was only region-locked to activate, now it's also region-locked to play. Copies from splitting four-packs are also region-locked now. Basically, game over.

Apparently you can still find a slight discount trading with Canadians, but those half-priced Russian bargains are history.
 
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News Comments > Europa Universalis IV International Women’s Day DLC
3. Re: Europa Universalis IV International Women’s Day DLC Mar 8, 2015, 21:31 fiftykyu
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 8, 2015, 15:09:
Well I never got the DLC and there is no way to download it.

Just guessing here, but probably we'll see something like http://store.steampowered.com/app/241373/ - free in the store, click and it's added to your Steam account.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Feb 2, 2015, 22:09 fiftykyu
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 19:18:
"All Killer. No Filler."

I haven't heard of any of those games.

Some of the names sound familiar, but I don't remember playing any of them. Oh, wait a minute, get in the bundle spirit!

Who cares if it's random junk, as long as it's cheap random junk...
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Turns Five
21. Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five Feb 1, 2015, 16:07 fiftykyu
 
Haven't played this game in hmm, guess it's been years now? So that means my recollections are obsolete, mis-remembered, just plain wrong etc. But that's never stopped anyone on the internet...

I wouldn't say the entire game was fun, but there was enough fun in it to be worth your time and/or money. As for specifics, hmm...

There were a lot of interesting user-made things (don't remember the name of anything, sorry...) to play, if you wanted something that felt like an old Star Trek episode or whatever. And the spaceship fighting/flying around was good.

The main thing I remember disliking was walking around on some random planet. If I got a mission to beam down to planet X and explore/fight/whatever, I knew it was going to be a chore. Having some of my guys disappear through the ground in the middle of the fight was usually bad, except when it let me finally defeat the enemy guy who had also fallen through.

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 23:14:
Ant wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 21:43:
When I feel like buying something I almost always buy keys and take my chances on the different crates to see what I get. I got a temporal science vessel that way once.

Well, to save yourself some money buy keys from the exchange. It's stupidly easy to grind EC, and quickly. When I was playing a lot my biggest money makers were coming from cornering markets with a couple of people. At one time I had Jevonite and Ferasan Nepeta Leaves markets all to myself. I'd simply buy them up when they were dirt cheap, then start chipping away at the market. Building up my EC's and then controlling the market price.

Aha, this reminds me of something. At some point I noticed my playing time had become maybe 10% Star Trek Online, and 90% Ferengi Online i.e. chasing profit on the exchange. So I'm paying real money in order to earn pretend money? That's when I knew it was over.

Assuming it's not changed since then, I'd call this one of the better free MMOs. They wanted your money, of course. But I never felt the developers of Star Trek Online actively disliked the non-paying players. Unlike, say, The Old Republic, where the message was clear: pay money, or please just go away.
 
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News Comments > Prison Architect Sells 1M
12. Re: Prison Architect Sells 1M Jan 31, 2015, 21:14 fiftykyu
 
Oh, the Uplink people? I'm useless at sim games, so haven't been paying attention to this one at all.

Speaking of not paying attention, the video looked interesting so I took a look at the Prison Architect Steam page... Somehow I already own it. Curse of the bundles.
 
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV Announced
20. Re: The Bard's Tale IV Announced Jan 24, 2015, 21:28 fiftykyu
 
Hmmm, I loved all those old RPGs, Bard's Tale, Might & Magic, Ultima, Wizardry, plus a bunch of others I can't remember. Taking notes, drawing maps on graph paper, with no internet to read all the spoilers...

Actually, now that I think about it, this sounds like the sort of thing I'd buy for the memories, and then forget to play. My Steam library is full of these nostalgia-fueled purchases, and I don't think I've finished a single one.

Divinity: Original Sin, Might & Magic X, Wasteland 2, etc. They sound great, I excitedly press the "add to cart" button, but somehow when I sit down to play I lose interest. Maybe you just can't go home again...
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Jan 19, 2015, 21:50 fiftykyu
 
I usually get the Bundle Stars bundles, unless it's all repeats from a previous bundle. It's often random stuff nobody wants, but they do have good ones too. Here's a few recent ones:

Aftershock Bundle

UFO: Aftershock / UFO: Aftermath / System Shock 2 / Wizardry 6 & 7 / Wizardry 8 / Harvester / Ascension to the Throne

Conspiracy Bundle

Broken Sword: Director's Cut / Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror / Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon / Runaway: A Road Adventure / Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle / Runaway: A Twist of Fate / The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav / The Whispered World: Special Edition

Toxic Bundle

S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky / The 7th Guest / The 11th Hour / Shadow Man / Xotic Complete (inc. 3 DLC) / Darkout / Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge / Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive / Tribloos 2 / Runespell: Overture / Heroes of Annihilated Empires
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
18. Re: Into the Black Jan 19, 2015, 21:36 fiftykyu
 
nin wrote on Jan 19, 2015, 21:25:
fiftykyu wrote on Jan 19, 2015, 20:33:
It would take you...
21524 continuous hours
2 years,166 days,20 hours,34 minutes
of gameplay to complete your Steam library


Whoa whoa whoa whoa...you beat Prez?!?!?!?!?!

WTF?


Sorry, it's that darned bundle addiction. Somehow, instead of buying one game from my wishlist, I end up getting 20 random indie things I'll never even install.

At least with Steam we don't need to find shelf space for all this junk.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Into the Black Jan 19, 2015, 20:33 fiftykyu
 
It would take you...
21524 continuous hours
2 years,166 days,20 hours,34 minutes
of gameplay to complete your Steam library

 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
38. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 17, 2015, 09:25 fiftykyu
 
In case anyone's looking for a cheaper Steam copy, look for a trader from China - some info here.

You should be able to find GTA V for around $35 via paypal (traders have to make a profit after all) but caveat emptor and all that. If you're not already into Steam trading, there's all sorts of scammers preying on newbies so just buy it from the Steam store. But if you feel like gambling try someplace like this.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
344. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 28, 2014, 07:12 fiftykyu
 
Thank you for all the tips! Things are starting to make a bit more sense now...

Didn't think of writing trade routes down on paper, but I will give that a try. Sounds a bit twentieth century, though...
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
340. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 27, 2014, 09:13 fiftykyu
 
Not sure if anyone's still reading this topic, but if so...

Any beginner tips? I'm completely lost. Watched the tutorial videos, but I've only had an hour to play so far and there's a whole lot of stuff that hasn't clicked yet.

Buy low, sell high right? So I bought some cheap (?) things, and tried to figure out where to sell them. Do I need to dock to see prices? Is this information available via the system map, or the galaxy map? I assume it will all become obvious once I get more time to play.

Also, I was flying around and saw some people shooting at each other - one of them was wanted, so I joined in. Eventually the wanted person blew up and I received 13,000 somethings for it. So now I need to cash out to turn that into space money?

Having fun so far, even if it doesn't make a whole lot of sense yet...
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
332. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 25, 2014, 10:48 fiftykyu
 
Either the Steam sale's been disappointing this year, or it's hard to find anything interesting because I bought too many last time.

So I got this instead, hope it's playable with a 360 controller. Watching the tutorial videos while I'm downloading...
 
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News Comments > Lord British's First Game Free on GOG.com
17. Re: Lord British's First Game Free on GOG.com Dec 25, 2014, 10:41 fiftykyu
 
Wow, I remember playing Akalabeth on the Apple II, was it really 35 years ago? Doubt I'll ever find the time to play it now, but there's no harm in adding one more game to the gog backlog...  
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News Comments > Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Dropping GFWL for Steam
27. Re: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Dropping GFWL for Steam Oct 22, 2014, 08:53 fiftykyu
 
Prez wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 08:01:
DaHauns wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 07:22:
Prez wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 16:24:
I bought it for $7.50 on a sale a while back, and I regret it. I barely got past the tutorial. Absolutely brutal, punishing game. I know there are people who will say things like "it really isn't that hard" but don't listen to them. It is ridiculous. I am glad there are people out there who enjoy it but unless you possess nearly inhuman reflexes, skill, and patience this masochistic game will only bring you pain.

Well...I'm going out on a limb here - did you try to beat that first BIIIG Boss, Asylum Demon? Yeah, me too. Until I realized that you don't need to - and aren't even supposed to on your first try.


Oh yeah, I spent a good hour trying to kill him the first go round before I figured out you were supposed to run past him, do some stuff, then jump on his back. That second part took another hour, until I wasn't sure that I wasn't supposed to run past him again! When I finally did kill him, the realization set in that it just took me 2 and a half hours to play through what amounts to the tutorial. UGH!!!!

When I got to that island I made the mistake of attacking the dude there, who just kept killing me and killing me. I'd spawn, and BAM! he'd be on me and I'd be dead. I tried apologizing but he wouldn't have it. I finally restarted, got all the way back there, then got my ass handed to me several dozen times by skeletons. I finally just quit, humbled and discouraged.

Ouch!

You can attack NPCs in Dark Souls, but I wouldn't recommend it to new players. At best, you miss seeing whatever they were going to do later in the game. At worst, they kill you. Later you will meet someone who can calm angry NPCs (for a fee, of course) - unless you kill him too. Then you're screwed.

Before you learn who is a "friendly" NPC and who's an enemy, try to lock on to anyone suspicious - if you can't lock on to them, that's a hint.

There's some neat treasure in that skeleton-infested area, but it's probably better to leave it for later. You could even make a suicide run for the loot, but on your first playthrough you should probably head in a different direction... If you find a guy who throws firebombs, that's the right way. If you find invincible ghosts, that's the wrong way.
 
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