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« Reply #420 on: March 02, 2010, 08:17:50 PM »
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/3059/

bunch of indie games for 10bux.  No clue if they're any good or not, though.

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« Reply #421 on: March 02, 2010, 10:41:18 PM »
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/3059/

bunch of indie games for 10bux.  No clue if they're any good or not, though.

No clue either, but for $10 (or $2 each) it's not much of a gamble. If nothing else you get Space Giraffe, and I think it used to be $20 by itself. :lol Jeff Minter probably cuts himself every time you buy it for $2.
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« Reply #422 on: March 02, 2010, 10:47:50 PM »
I wonder if it will finally be able to outsell Frogger. :teehee

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« Reply #423 on: March 03, 2010, 01:17:29 PM »
Played the Bob comes in pieces or w/e demo, thought it was really fun, then the Altitude demo, which was alright.  No demo for Space Giraffe on Steam, but the XBLA demo seemed...something.  Enough to sell the Indie game pack to me.

Bob comes in pieces reminds me of Banjo Nuts and Bolts a bit

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« Reply #424 on: March 03, 2010, 03:59:55 PM »

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« Reply #425 on: March 03, 2010, 04:22:42 PM »
Can it play all games or is it just for those source/mac games?

Steam with just Valve games, Warcraft 3, and Marathon would still be cool.

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« Reply #426 on: March 03, 2010, 05:41:01 PM »


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« Reply #427 on: March 03, 2010, 07:10:39 PM »
I tried to use file -> backup before upgrading to Win7 today but every time it would backup files for about 2 mins and then hard reset my computer. wtf?!?

So I'm redownloading everything now :X

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« Reply #428 on: March 03, 2010, 07:31:46 PM »
I copy and pasted the steam and the document folders from my old PC to my new PC and so far there haven't been any issues for me.

btw, they announced Shatter is coming to Steam.  If you didn't know, Shatter is that breakout style PSN game where you could alter the curve of the ball.  Was a really fun game and they mentioned they want to bring it out as many places as possible, so maybe XBLA as well.

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« Reply #429 on: March 03, 2010, 07:48:24 PM »
How could it play all games? Its on mac.

Im thinking this could have something to do with the Ipad maybe.

As long as you have an Intel-based Mac they can use the Cider wrapper that EA uses to make ALL Steam games run on the Mac.
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« Reply #430 on: March 03, 2010, 07:55:24 PM »
I copy and pasted the steam and the document folders from my old PC to my new PC and so far there haven't been any issues for me.

btw, they announced Shatter is coming to Steam.  If you didn't know, Shatter is that breakout style PSN game where you could alter the curve of the ball.  Was a really fun game and they mentioned they want to bring it out as many places as possible, so maybe XBLA as well.

Hmmm...when I upgraded to W7, it kept all my XP directories under Windows(old).  Anyway I can copy the game folders over and get them to load in Steam?

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« Reply #431 on: March 03, 2010, 09:16:35 PM »
that's basically what I did and it was all good

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« Reply #432 on: March 04, 2010, 12:19:26 AM »
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« Reply #433 on: March 04, 2010, 12:48:16 AM »
that's basically what I did and it was all good

Yeah, that worked.  Yay.

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« Reply #434 on: March 05, 2010, 07:23:03 AM »
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is 75% off until Monday.
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« Reply #435 on: March 05, 2010, 11:35:09 AM »
I remember wanting to pick that game up but have only seen middling to poor impressions of it.  The demo wasn't enjoyable either.

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« Reply #436 on: March 05, 2010, 10:04:02 PM »
looks like they added a wishlist feature

but its not working 100% yet
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« Reply #437 on: March 07, 2010, 01:08:39 PM »
LovingSteam over at GAF said that FF7 and 8 are in the Steam registry which means they will probably be on sale soon.

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« Reply #438 on: March 07, 2010, 02:55:42 PM »
That's pretty cool. I'd probably pick up FF7 if they sell for $15 or less.
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« Reply #439 on: March 07, 2010, 03:01:58 PM »
I don't know the likelihood of a game like FF XII coming to PC, as cool as that would be. I think that FF VII and VIII both had PC ports.
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« Reply #440 on: March 07, 2010, 03:03:21 PM »
That's correct.  The only way you will play 9, 10 and 12 on your PC is via emulation.

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« Reply #441 on: March 07, 2010, 05:24:59 PM »
I dont understand why they didn't port XIII.
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« Reply #442 on: March 07, 2010, 05:31:07 PM »
If they're gonna put FF7 and 8 on Steam, they better put the PC port of Grandia 2 up as well.

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« Reply #443 on: March 08, 2010, 12:40:51 PM »
SE/Eidos game sales for the entire week. :o  Today's offer is the Hitman and Deus Ex games for 50% off each or 66% off for the entire pack.

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/3098

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« Reply #444 on: March 08, 2010, 03:28:09 PM »
SE/Eidos game sales for the entire week. :o  Today's offer is the Hitman and Deus Ex games for 50% off each or 66% off for the entire pack.

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/3098

The entire pack deal is great.  Too bad I already got the Hitman pack before during a sale.

Might grab both Deus Ex for $10.  Does Deus Ex run under W7?

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« Reply #445 on: March 08, 2010, 03:52:51 PM »
Deux Ex ran under Windows Vista, so it should


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« Reply #446 on: March 08, 2010, 04:12:12 PM »
http://store.steampowered.com/news/3569/
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Valve announced today it will bring Steam, Valve's gaming service, and Source, Valve's gaming engine, to the Mac.

Steam and Valve's library of games including Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal, and the Half-Life series will be available in April.

"As we transition from entertainment as a product to entertainment as a service, customers and developers need open, high-quality Internet clients," said Gabe Newell, President of Valve. "The Mac is a great platform for entertainment services."

"Our Steam partners, who are delivering over a thousand games to 25 million Steam clients, are very excited about adding support for the Mac," said Jason Holtman, Director of Business Development at Valve. "Steamworks for the Mac supports all of the Steamworks APIs, and we have added a new feature, called Steam Play, which allows customers who purchase the product for the Mac or Windows to play on the other platform free of charge. For example, Steam Play, in combination with the Steam Cloud, allows a gamer playing on their work PC to go home and pick up playing the same game at the same point on their home Mac. We expect most developers and publishers to take advantage of Steam Play."

"We looked at a variety of methods to get our games onto the Mac and in the end decided to go with native versions rather than emulation," said John Cook, Director of Steam Development. "The inclusion of WebKit into Steam, and of OpenGL into Source gives us a lot of flexibility in how we move these technologies forward. We are treating the Mac as a tier-1 platform so all of our future games will release simultaneously on Windows, Mac, and the Xbox 360. Updates for the Mac will be available simultaneously with the Windows updates. Furthermore, Mac and Windows players will be part of the same multiplayer universe, sharing servers, lobbies, and so forth. We fully support a heterogeneous mix of servers and clients. The first Mac Steam client will be the new generation currently in beta testing on Windows."

Portal 2 will be Valve's first simultaneous release for Mac and Windows. "Checking in code produces a PC build and Mac build at the same time, automatically, so the two platforms are perfectly in lock-step," said Josh Weier, Portal 2 Project Lead. "We're always playing a native version on the Mac right alongside the PC. This makes it very easy for us and for anyone using Source to do game development for the Mac."
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« Reply #447 on: March 10, 2010, 03:57:51 PM »
hey gamers, Valve is getting in on multi-platform development...

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for the Mac!!

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« Reply #448 on: March 11, 2010, 02:49:01 AM »
Mac > PS3 for gaming :lol
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« Reply #449 on: March 11, 2010, 04:08:33 PM »
Is anybody buying Mini Ninjas? Anybody? Nobody?
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« Reply #450 on: March 11, 2010, 04:19:26 PM »
Gyromancer for $7.49 ... hmm ...
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« Reply #451 on: March 11, 2010, 06:25:37 PM »
Not worth it. 

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« Reply #452 on: March 11, 2010, 07:00:46 PM »
Not worth it. 

So it's not better than puzzle quest?

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« Reply #453 on: March 11, 2010, 07:50:01 PM »
Nope.  It is better than Galactrix, though. (which obviously saying much, but you get the point :P)

Also:  Tomorrow's deal is supposed to be Batman/Just Cause.

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« Reply #454 on: March 11, 2010, 07:52:39 PM »
:o

PLEASE BE A GOOD PRICE

Otherwise this is one of the shittiest sales ever
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« Reply #455 on: March 11, 2010, 07:58:15 PM »
If it follows the other sales it will be 50% off each game and 66% off the pack.  So you will get Batman for $25, Just Cause for $7.50 or both for like 30 bucks or so.

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« Reply #456 on: March 11, 2010, 09:16:49 PM »
Lame
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« Reply #457 on: March 11, 2010, 10:15:03 PM »
We better get FF7 & 8 too, or this week sucks. All these games are either garbage, or were on sale during Black Friday/Christmas.
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« Reply #458 on: March 12, 2010, 09:13:27 AM »
Aren't the PC versions of FF7 and 8 pretty jank anyway?  You'd be better off emulating them. :P

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« Reply #459 on: March 12, 2010, 10:38:40 AM »
Aren't the PC versions of FF7 and 8 pretty jank anyway?  You'd be better off emulating them. :P

They fixed some issues with the Playstation versions, but apparently created a new issue or two.
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« Reply #460 on: March 12, 2010, 10:58:26 AM »
Batman for $25
Just Cause for $7.50
Final Fantasy 11 for $7.50

meeeeeeh

edit:  There is a Batman/Just Cause bundle for $22.09.  That's pretty good!
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« Reply #461 on: March 12, 2010, 11:29:52 AM »
They really need to make FFXI free to play or lower the monthly cost to like $5 a month at this point.  I would definitely hop on and give it a shot if my total amount spent for 50-60 hours of gaming was <$60.

I maaaay hop on with FFXIV though since I missed the FFXI train and have never played an MMO.

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« Reply #462 on: March 12, 2010, 06:45:36 PM »
Kosma, how much fun can you have in 30 days with FFXI if you aren't going to play it hardcore?  So maybe the first 20-30 hours of the game?

I'm debating if I should just buy it for $7.50 and quit within the first 30 days, just to have tried FFXI and seen what it's like.

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« Reply #463 on: March 12, 2010, 07:17:52 PM »
You might not but there's enough who will pay $15 for it to keep it at that price.

I'm undecided about the Batman Just Cause pack. I really don't need any more games but I want Batman
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« Reply #464 on: March 12, 2010, 10:29:29 PM »
If I have Orange Box retail version and L4D2 retail version can I put them into steam so I can dl them in the future?
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« Reply #465 on: March 12, 2010, 11:15:10 PM »
ya

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« Reply #466 on: March 12, 2010, 11:32:03 PM »
It's impossible to play Orange Box and L4D2 without Steam, so yeah.
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« Reply #467 on: March 13, 2010, 01:41:23 PM »
Does the game support a controller for gameplay & keyboard for typing?

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« Reply #468 on: March 13, 2010, 03:44:41 PM »
I have orange box and l4d2. How come HL2 doesn't have achievements? Or was that with the 360 version only? I had OB on the 360 and HL2 definitely had cheevs, not that it matters.
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« Reply #469 on: March 13, 2010, 03:51:33 PM »
Cause HL2 is a really old game and they never bothered patching in cheevs.

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« Reply #470 on: March 13, 2010, 09:44:55 PM »
The Xbox 360 version of Half-Life 2 runs on the updated Orange Box build of the Source Engine, whereas the PC version still just runs on the old 2004 build. There was a rumor that Valve would release a patch to add the updates to the PC version, but that never happened. Presumably the scrapped that idea in order to spend the next 10 years working on Episode 3.
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« Reply #471 on: March 13, 2010, 09:48:41 PM »
Presumably the scrapped that idea in order to spend the next 10 years working on TF2 hats.

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« Reply #472 on: March 13, 2010, 09:55:03 PM »
Well, then clearly that's time well spent. Them hats ain't gonna program themselves into the game!
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« Reply #473 on: March 13, 2010, 09:56:52 PM »
no they are still working on it

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Justin: All right. Many people are still wandering about the extra content provided to 360 owners that PC owners have gone without, mainly being the engine update and achievements for Half-Life 2 and Episode One. I think that originally people expected this because somewhere floating in the forums somebody had a screenshot of an email supposedly from you saying that, and this was shortly after the Orange Box release, where somebody noticed that “hey my 360 version looks different from my PC version”. So I don’t know if that was true in the first place or where that stands now.


Gabe: It’s something we said we would do and something we intend to do. We just need to find...you know there are trade-offs, right, spending time getting the engine enhanced and also doing commentary for Half-Life 1. One request I get a lot is having commentary tracks back on the original Half-Life. So, we’d like to do it. We just have to fit into a schedule when we also feel a lot of pressure to do Counter-Strike Source updates and do more Left 4 Dead content. It’d be a tough call, getting a new monster or new special infected out for Left 4 Dead 1 versus getting the engine updates out for the original Half-Life 2. You know we can look at that and see right now that a lot more people are playing Left 4 Dead than are playing Half-Life 2 and we know that if we actually did the updates a lot more people would play Half-Life 2 so it’s just a balancing act. But it is something we said we’re going do and we’ll get around to doing it. It’s just managing all of the things that people would like us to do, all of which we want to do.

i think this interview is from February 2010
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« Reply #474 on: March 13, 2010, 10:00:35 PM »
More than the engine updates, it would be cool having a commentary for HL1 & 2. I really enjoyed those from Episode 1 & 2.
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« Reply #475 on: March 15, 2010, 08:51:31 PM »
It's supposed to be like the best sniper game ever, but I sucked at it, I don't think I made it past the first level.
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« Reply #476 on: March 16, 2010, 01:22:31 PM »
Dragon Age is 33% off

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« Reply #477 on: March 16, 2010, 06:04:32 PM »
Anybody get that new Tower Defense game, Sol Survivor. It looked kinda cool and it's got multiplayer and stuff.
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« Reply #478 on: March 17, 2010, 03:51:47 PM »
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« Reply #479 on: March 19, 2010, 07:29:27 PM »
That game by the guy who did Knytt Stories, Saira is on steam now for $8.99.  Was $17 directly from the creator when it was released 3 months ago.
Never heard much about if it was good or not, but it looks neat so I'm in @$9.