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News Comments > Valve on Steam Trade Changes
10. Re: Valve on Steam Trade Changes Dec 10, 2015, 21:29 fiftykyu
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 13:41:
descender wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 13:22:
Valve reported 77,000 hijacked Steam accounts per month recently... Not using 2-factor authentication for Steam by this point makes zero sense.
These security measures are worth the minor inconveniences they create when so many of us have libraries worth thousands of dollars.

Can anyone explain what you can actually trade that's of any value? I don't get the whole earning badges thing.

If you only use Steam to play games (crazy, right?) you probably won't have much of value in your inventory. Probably just some trading cards or TF2 junk from old game preorders - back when publishers still did that sort of thing. Your account itself is valuable, but mainly to spam other people with messages to try hijacking them, too. Hijackers aren't trying to sell the account itself, since once you notice your password doesn't work you will lock it, message Steam support and eventually get it back.

But many people do have valuable things in their Steam inventories. Gift copies of games, crate/case keys, the odd emoticon or background, rare items obtained by opening crates/cases ("Unusual" TF2 things, CS:GO Knives, etc.) can all be sold for real money. Poke around the Steam Marketplace if you're interested - it's about 99% pocket change and 1% what, seriously?

Also, remember things can be sold outside of Steam, i.e. [H] your loot [W] Paypal. And for the truly expensive stuff it's actually necessary - you can't list an item on the market for greater than $400. So even when the Steam support person restores your account and your inventory the bad guys get to keep the cash.

As for badges, you're probably better off not getting it. But think Veblen's conspicuous consumption - people see this and say wow, level 742, he spent a lot of money...
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
25. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 8, 2015, 18:55 fiftykyu
Raff Arundel wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 13:13:
Thanks for reminding me about Green Man Gaming - forgot about them on my list of PC game vendors.

How long do you have to wait? I completely agree that the console store has a monopoly and PC has some competition, but generally digital downloads tend to follow Steam pricing and I don't see a lot of price wars in that area.

For example, a lot of people are recommending Pillars of Eternity to me. As soon as I have a steady schedule where I can sit down and play something like it, I'm down with it. Looking around all the sites, it is $45 (Steam, Amazon, GMG, GOG, etc) so I am not seeing the pricing competition.

I wouldn't call it a price war, but Steam isn't always the best price for everything.

You might want to try the browser addon "Enhanced Steam" - then check the Steam store page for some games. Among other things, it will show you which authorised store (i.e. not places like G2A) has the best deal right now, what was the historical lowest price, etc.

For example, today I got a Steam key for Serpent in the Staglands from the Humble Bundle Store, since it's currently full-price at Steam itself. Will I remember to play? No. But at least I remembered to save a few dollars.
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale Sep 4, 2015, 07:08 fiftykyu
There's currently a "Build Your Own Double Fine Bundle" thing at - add more games, get a bigger discount.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2015, 18:11 fiftykyu
descender wrote on Aug 27, 2015, 14:48:
I don't know the proper place to post this but Steam is giving away free copies of Portal 2 and Rocket League when you pre-order a Steampad now. Sweet deal.

My 360 controller has been acting up lately, so I took a chance on the Valve controller thing. Looking at the pictures, it probably won't be much good in Dark Souls, assuming I'm still playing that in November. But look, a free game!
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1161. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Aug 12, 2015, 21:06 fiftykyu
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 10:56:
By the way whatever happened with the promise of the Steam cd key for those that purchased the game from their website?
I would prefer to have this game on Steam, so I can stream it on my home network.

Steam keys have been available since the end of May. I remember getting mine, playing a few minutes and then forgetting about it. I couldn't remember what I was doing, or how to play, or anything really. Looked cool though. Check for the procedure, assuming it hasn't changed.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2015, 15:22 fiftykyu
Kxmode wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 11:25:
Picked up the full season of Life Is Strange purely based on the Overwhelmingly Positive from 16,650 User reviews. Has anyone played it? Good? Great?

Hmm, think I played about half of the first episode before becoming distracted by some other ga... Oh, shiny! What was the question, again?

In case that makes the game sound bad, don't worry, the part I saw was good enough. I just can't remember to go back to a game after I stop playing for some reason.

My only complaint would have been the dialogue sounding odd - felt like the developers were googling "teenager speak" since they didn't have any real-life teenagers handy.

Since you already bought it, give it a shot. I've definitely paid more for worse games...
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Jun 9, 2015, 22:17 fiftykyu
Hmm, speaking of sales, anyone near a Best Buy should check this deal on reddit - $100 Steam wallet money for $85. Just in time for the Summer Sale.  
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News Comments > Desura & Indie Royale Parent Bankrupt
7. Re: Desura & Indie Royale Parent Bankrupt Jun 5, 2015, 22:10 fiftykyu

I have a pile of games on Desura, and bought a lot of Indie Royale bundles. Like every bundle site, sometimes it's great, and sometimes not so great...

Sounds like a good time to grab every key in sight, and download whatever isn't also on Steam...
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 May 31, 2015, 21:41 fiftykyu
It's funny, when Elite: Dangerous suddenly appeared on Steam last month I was hoping we'd get keys so I'd finally remember owning it. But once I did get that precious key, I lasted all of five minutes before going back to the Wild Hunt.

I'll probably end up turning off the ultra-mega-hair eventually as it's a big drain on performance, but it's sure fun to crank the graphics settings up and just wander around looking at stuff.

Oh, I agree many Witcher 3 crashes are probably due to overclocking. I suspect a lot of people had a "stable" overclock that worked for a 10 minute benchmark years ago, but was just a bit too high for whatever this specific game is doing. I'd try going back to stock speeds on your CPU + graphics card and see if the crashing stops. It's a great game, so good luck!

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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup May 17, 2015, 23:00 fiftykyu
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 17, 2015, 16:48:
There's already a long standing game series on Steam called Victoria:

I doubt Paradox will care much, but why not check to see if a game of the same name already exists that will ultimately drown out your google search presence?

There's somewhere north of 5,000 games on Steam currently, so I wouldn't fault these guys for being unaware of Paradox's Victoria series. But it does look a bit like they didn't do their homework...

Due to a recent bundle I found there are also two games called Dark Matter, and - both of mine are patiently waiting to be played, some day...

According to there are more, namely Reflex, Post Mortem, and Book of Legends. I believe Post Mortem is some sort of adventure game, but couldn't tell you what the other games might be. I wonder who plays all this stuff...
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
20. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer Apr 10, 2015, 23:29 fiftykyu
siapnar wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 21:15:
Just out of curiosity, what are the cards some of you guys are running (or going to run)?

GTX 970 here. Xmas buy. No regrets

Hmm, still haven't replaced my ancient 2x 580s, looked at that Titan X card @ Amazon and Newegg, everything was out of stock. Not sure if I should be frustrated or relieved. Hope I can resist long enough to see what AMD is cooking up, but it won't be easy...
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2015, 21:41 fiftykyu
xXBatmanXx wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 09:38:
Wow....I didn't not know you could get a PS4 like this, time to pull the trigger.

Apparently was $400 last week, but that seems a bit excessive just to play Bloodborne... Hope I can resist next time it comes around though...

Also looks like is still going on, $160 plus whatever Demon's Souls costs since I never played that one...
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Video
3. Re: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Video Apr 6, 2015, 21:22 fiftykyu
Every Witcher 3 video I see is tempting me for a video card upgrade... But it looks like nothing's going to get cheaper until AMD release their new stuff, whenever that is...

I'd feel pretty stupid splurging on one of those Titan X cards if a couple months later there's something even faster for half the price...
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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 - 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 Womenís Day DLC
3. Re: Europa Universalis IV International Womenís 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 - free in the store, click and it's added to your Steam account.
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