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the things a steam summer sale does to a clam

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  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    is this the "steam thread"

    did any of you pick up lead and gold? I've been playing it a whole bunch and it is really cool

    feels way different than any other multiplayer shooter I have played

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    SoaL wrote: »
    is this the "steam thread"

    did any of you pick up lead and gold? I've been playing it a whole bunch and it is really cool

    feels way different than any other multiplayer shooter I have played
    I've had it since it came out.

    Wonder if it's gotten any less laggy and stuff.

  • MereHappenstanceMereHappenstance Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Total War: Shogun 2 is making me rage. Rebels need to stop rebelling about food and then immediately destroying my farm.

  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Wiet wrote: »
    Fandyien wrote: »
    i wish i could afford shogun

    i'd be a changed man

    I'm sure it'll go on sale at some point.

    its $40 off (to $70) at an online store already here

    pretty glad I didn't buy at release/pre-order!

  • ultimakayultimakay Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Spoit wrote: »
    I have such a backlog that even if whoever was my secret steam santa had gotten me anything, I probably still wouldn't have gotten around to it anyway. :)

    And I feel kinda bad about getting stuff from cool guys like ultimakay and vsove that I still haven't installed :(

    Just catching up on this thread and I'm in the exact same place. I got gifted a lot of games as a side effect of me gifting a lot of games and I still haven't touched quite a few of them. Part of it is minecraft though, running a server is eating up my spare time. The nice thing though is that having that backlog has done a really good job of saving me money since i'm not buying new games.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2011
  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    april fooooolssssssssssssssssss

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    so i just bought rift

    anyone else play rift

    wanna touch my rift

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Fandyien wrote: »
    so i just bought rift

    anyone else play rift

    wanna touch my rift

    I play Rift.

    Weaver plays Rift.

    Play rift with us.

  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Wait, a clam? But the forumers here are so un-shellfish.

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  • FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Yes steam thread you are back I have missed you so.

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  • SnitSnit Registered User
    edited April 2011
    http://store.steampowered.com/sub/7586/

    potato sack pack

    13 awesome games for $34 and you can gift the spares

  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Sorry but uh, what happened with Steam? I don't really use Steam all that often as I tend to stick with MMOs for months at a time but...

    Far Cry 2: $20
    Dragon Age Origins: $30
    Dragon Age Awakening: $30
    Assassins Creed 1: $20

    Is it just me, or was it a fantasy to expect some of these for cheaper?

  • SenorTacosSenorTacos Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    cheaper than...$20?

    back in my day...

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  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Sorry but uh, what happened with Steam? I don't really use Steam all that often as I tend to stick with MMOs for months at a time but...

    Far Cry 2: $20
    Dragon Age Origins: $30
    Dragon Age Awakening: $30
    Assassins Creed 1: $20

    Is it just me, or was it a fantasy to expect some of these for cheaper?

    You are being crazy.

    Those are fine prices for all of those things unless some huge sale is going on.

    Except Assassins Creed 1 and far cry 2 I guess. Those kind of sucked and I would never pay that much for them.

    edit: I already paid $60 for far cry 2 though.

    That was awful

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Been playing Divinity 2 all week. It is boss.

    Gonna try out Risen now after enjoying the demo

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  • George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Artreus wrote: »
    Sorry but uh, what happened with Steam? I don't really use Steam all that often as I tend to stick with MMOs for months at a time but...

    Far Cry 2: $20
    Dragon Age Origins: $30
    Dragon Age Awakening: $30
    Assassins Creed 1: $20

    Is it just me, or was it a fantasy to expect some of these for cheaper?

    You are being crazy.

    Those are fine prices for all of those things unless some huge sale is going on.

    Except Assassins Creed 1 and far cry 2 I guess. Those kind of sucked and I would never pay that much for them.

    edit: I already paid $60 for far cry 2 though.

    That was awful

    I remember the Far Cry 2 panel at PAX08 (Or was it 09? Fuck I dunno)

    The most exciting thing was the ability to set anything and everything on fire.

  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    far cry 2: the game wherein the devs tried to get a working predator/prey system, but couldn't so they just removed all of the animals

    fuck I hate fc2

  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Artreus wrote: »
    Sorry but uh, what happened with Steam? I don't really use Steam all that often as I tend to stick with MMOs for months at a time but...

    Far Cry 2: $20
    Dragon Age Origins: $30
    Dragon Age Awakening: $30
    Assassins Creed 1: $20

    Is it just me, or was it a fantasy to expect some of these for cheaper?

    You are being crazy.

    Those are fine prices for all of those things unless some huge sale is going on.

    Except Assassins Creed 1 and far cry 2 I guess. Those kind of sucked and I would never pay that much for them.

    edit: I already paid $60 for far cry 2 though.

    That was awful

    I remember the Far Cry 2 panel at PAX08 (Or was it 09? Fuck I dunno)

    The most exciting thing was the ability to set anything and everything on fire.

    That's why I got Far Cry 2. And I liked the first half of Far Cry 1. Then Far Cry 2 just really sucked. A lot. You could set things on fire but the whole enemies respawning at checkpoints thing and the way enemies took damage was awful and I just hated all of it.

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Sorry but uh, what happened with Steam? I don't really use Steam all that often as I tend to stick with MMOs for months at a time but...

    Far Cry 2: $20
    Dragon Age Origins: $30
    Dragon Age Awakening: $30
    Assassins Creed 1: $20

    Is it just me, or was it a fantasy to expect some of these for cheaper?

    If you're actually looking for dragon age origins / awakening, the Ultimate Edition is like $40 and is both of those bundled together

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  • SenorTacosSenorTacos Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    So apparently this potato pack is also a huge ARG for valve. It streams multiple games and what not.
    Check it out.

  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2011
    I really like a few things about far cry 2

    if it didn't have a lot of the actual game in it and just let me go around exterminating roving gangs of evil mercenaries that oppressed the local villages, setting wildfires as traps to lure them into ambushes at my leisure, I would have loved it

    but noooo, they had to give me fucking malaria

  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    roving gangs of evil, psychic mercenaries

    taking out their convoys was fun though

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere MY FINEST CREATION oh nevermind it's deadRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    sometimes it's nice to try a beta for a game like darkspore for free and know with certainty that I will never want to buy it

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Ugh Wren why'd you have to mention Divinity 2? Now I've looked it up and am highly interested but dang there are bills to pay and all these other steam games I've bought on sale but tax return money...

    I should just wait for it to inevitably go on sale.

  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    There is no place to complain about the ending to mafia 2 so this will do

    I did not like it

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  • babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I was looking at Rift. I miss Shadowbane. That was a great MMO. No teams, just an endless free for all that saw groups forming out of a need to survive, and level-appropriate hold-points coming up to farm experience gold and gear. Then the end-game was the big dungeon crawls or fuck it let's find that guild that was fucking with us through our whole level-up process and burn their city to the ground in siege mode.

    God I had a lot of fun in that game.

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  • FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    SenorTacos wrote: »
    So apparently this potato pack is also a huge ARG for valve. It streams multiple games and what not.
    Check it out.

    Well this explains why the games in the potato pack that I have are updating.

    But still, what is going on here Valve?

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I bought Brink

    I want to play Brink

    but Brink doesn't come out for two months

    dilemma

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  • FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    The solution is to buy me Brink

    It won't help it come out any faster, but it will make me antsy too

    Misery loves company, right?

    Also I just beat HL2 for the first time and it was fun, don't know why I didn't sooner.

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  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel Deus Vult! OsloRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    What the fuck is Brink? It better be about diplomacy or I will cut a bitch and kill off every whale that is alive.

    Fuck off and die.
  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    it's an FPS with cool character customization and a pretty neat movement system

    feel free to begin cutting whales

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Polar Warbear ˁ ͡° ᴥ ͡°ˀRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    It looks like dirty Mirror's Edge with extra shooting.

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    yes exactly

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  • BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    The best thing about Brink is that you don't get exp for killing mans, only for helping to complete objectives

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  • ultimakayultimakay Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    BigDes wrote: »
    The best thing about Brink is that you don't get exp for killing mans, only for helping to complete objectives

    Oh wow thats awesome and makes me want to play brink even more.

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Alright so, can anyone explain basic networking to me? How is it I can get a 1.3 mb/s download rate from steam but have a general ping of 600 ms?

  • FearghaillFearghaill Midgard I hear some secret agents only get cars.Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Basically, the download speed is how quickly Steam can shove data through to you, and is entirely dependent on their upload speed and your download speed.

    Ping is how long it takes your computer to send a message to a server and get a response. Your upload and download speeds, and the server's both come into play here (and upload speed on home internet is often much slower). The amount of data sent for the ping is incredibly small though. How far the packet needs to travel has a more impact than your up/down speeds.

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