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Steam/Source: Games should be rated out of Valve, not out of 10

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  • BoomerBoomer Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Hey, I wanna play I wanna play!

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/bleemz

    Spoiler:
  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    So, the Steam community facebook app wasn't working right for me, then I removed it so I could re install it, now it's gone from my news feed and I can't find it in the group search and it was edited out of the op.

    ?

    Spoiler:
    face | zune | last.fm | steam
  • CJTheranCJTheran Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    One of you dicks needs to invite me to the group.

  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    august wrote: »
    So, the Steam community facebook app wasn't working right for me, then I removed it so I could re install it, now it's gone from my news feed and I can't find it in the group search and it was edited out of the op.

    ?

    Talking about this?

    3DS code: 3480-2527-9521
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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Yep, thanks. Let's see if it works this time.

    Spoiler:
    face | zune | last.fm | steam
  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Still ain't working.

    Spoiler:
    face | zune | last.fm | steam
  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I just thought, how come we don't use the voice chat in the group chat channel?

    3DS code: 3480-2527-9521
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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Peewi wrote: »
    I just thought, how come we don't use the voice chat in the group chat channel?

    Because we pay for a vent server?

  • ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
  • DarmakDarmak Godking of the Snerkywizards Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Prohass wrote: »
    This sexy man would like to join your illustrious community

    EDIT: Shit yes im in. Now the gaysex can begin

    That shit started weeks ago.

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  • DuoDuo Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    This person here would also rather like to be invited to this group.

    :D

  • DroolDrool Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Peewi wrote: »
    I just thought, how come we don't use the voice chat in the group chat channel?

    Also there is no push-to-talk button. Unless they added that at some point. I don't like to hear nerds panting into microphones.

  • areaarea Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I'm going to cross-post this from towards the end of the old Steam thread in the hope that it gets noticed this time; I've been toying around with it, but I haven't been able to get it to work the way I want yet. I'd like to hear that it's impossible from someone more versed in the area, though!
    area wrote: »
    I've not used a headset before, but I'm looking into it to use it with you fine chaps for TF2 (an Xbox Live headset plus an Action Replay is looking promising at the moment). Do I lose stereo sound, as there is only one earpiece, or can it be set up so that only voice chat comes through the earpiece, leaving the regular speakers to deal with everything other than voice chat, or am I asking too much?

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  • SudsSuds Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I think it's asking too much to separate the voice chat. I don't think any games support that on PC.

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  • bombardierbombardier mr. mully Vancouver, BCSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited September 2007
    So if you purchased the Orange Box, does anyone know how you give someone your HL2/Ep1 extras if you already own those?

  • Phoenix-DPhoenix-D Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Suds wrote: »
    I think it's asking too much to separate the voice chat. I don't think any games support that on PC.

    The games don't, but if you're running a separate program like Ventrillo its entirely possible with no loss of audio quality. Dunno if you can pull the same trick with Steam.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    bombardier wrote: »
    So if you purchased the Orange Box, does anyone know how you give someone your HL2/Ep1 extras if you already own those?

    You won't be able to give away your HL2/EP1 until the 10th of October.

    Once it's the 10th some sort of like Gift button will appear or something.

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    bombardier wrote: »
    So if you purchased the Orange Box, does anyone know how you give someone your HL2/Ep1 extras if you already own those?

    Info found here.

    3DS code: 3480-2527-9521
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  • bombardierbombardier mr. mully Vancouver, BCSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited September 2007
    Oh ok cool, thanks!

  • KingGrahamKingGraham Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Steam wasn't working too well for me this morning so I wasn't able to hunt for my own answers--

    Are there prices yet for the individual pieces of the Orange Box? Like, is there any way to buy just Episodes 1/2 + Team Fortress 2 + Portal? I'd really like to save a few dollars if possible.

    This Steam thread just reminded me of my greatest gaming regret of the last hundred years: Not buying Peggle when it was $10 this summer... What the hell was I thinking!!?

  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    KingGraham wrote: »
    Steam wasn't working too well for me this morning so I wasn't able to hunt for my own answers--

    Are there prices yet for the individual pieces of the Orange Box? Like, is there any way to buy just Episodes 1/2 + Team Fortress 2 + Portal? I'd really like to save a few dollars if possible.

    This Steam thread just reminded me of my greatest gaming regret of the last hundred years: Not buying Peggle when it was $10 this summer... What the hell was I thinking!!?

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    They might introduce other bundles later on, but if you're literally just not wanting to buy it because you have HL2. I think you're being a little optimistic on getting it for cheaper.

  • KingGrahamKingGraham Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Well that's pretty gay...

    I guess I'll have an extra copy of Half-Life 2 to give away to...someone.

    I'll just assume they're not going to give me a cheaper bundle and just preorder the Orange Box...if Steam is working better this evening.

    Thanks kindly!

    Edit: I use a shit-ton of ellipses...

  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Wait, so Valve's new price for "episodic content" is $30?

    What?

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  • DarmakDarmak Godking of the Snerkywizards Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Wait, so Valve's new price for "episodic content" is $30?

    What?

    I doubt it, I imagine they're just trying to get you to buy the orange pack.

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Apparently Ep2 is longer than Ep1. And given that most expansion packs of games are around that price, it doesn't seem entirely unreasonable.

  • AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Team Fortress addicted male is looking for a community to play lots of videogames with.

    ...

    (invite plz?)

    (also, what is up with steam? I can't seem to edit anything from my profile but adding my avatar, which isn't even the one I want...)

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  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Wait, so Valve's new price for "episodic content" is $30?

    What?

    episodic content that updates the engine? yes

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Rook wrote: »
    Apparently Ep2 is longer than Ep1. And given that most expansion packs of games are around that price, it doesn't seem entirely unreasonable.

    Yeah, it looks like a lot more work is going into Ep2 compared to Episodes 1. Cinematic Physics, new enemies, new lighting system, new vehicle, focus on non-linear objective oriented combat etc.

    Besides, who cares if it's $30. Hardly anyone who wants Ep2 is going to skip out on the orange box.

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Rook wrote: »
    Apparently Ep2 is longer than Ep1. And given that most expansion packs of games are around that price, it doesn't seem entirely unreasonable.

    Yeah, it looks like a lot more work is going into Ep2 compared to Episodes 1. Cinematic Physics, new enemies, new lighting system, new vehicle, focus on non-linear objective oriented combat etc.

    Besides, who cares if it's $30. Hardly anyone who wants Ep2 is going to skip out on the orange box.

    What about the Zombine and HDR. (Okay, HDR was in Lost Coast, but that was only a tech demo.)

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Portal... TF2... Episode 2... on the same day.

    I cannot take this much awesome.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Peewi wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Rook wrote: »
    Apparently Ep2 is longer than Ep1. And given that most expansion packs of games are around that price, it doesn't seem entirely unreasonable.

    Yeah, it looks like a lot more work is going into Ep2 compared to Episodes 1. Cinematic Physics, new enemies, new lighting system, new vehicle, focus on non-linear objective oriented combat etc.

    Besides, who cares if it's $30. Hardly anyone who wants Ep2 is going to skip out on the orange box.

    What about the Zombine and HDR. (Okay, HDR was in Lost Coast, but that was only a tech demo.)

    Fair points, admittedly. The zombine was more of a twist on the classic head-crab zombie, and like you said HDR was new.

    Episode 2 does have a new weapon as well, and the ability for monsters to latch unto your vehicle. But, hopefully the real reason why it's $10 more is that it is longer.

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    So what do all of these games require to play? Something that can run EP 1 or do you need a stronger machine?

  • SilentCoconutSilentCoconut Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    KingGraham wrote: »
    This Steam thread just reminded me of my greatest gaming regret of the last hundred years: Not buying Peggle when it was $10 this summer... What the hell was I thinking!!?

    You'll be happy to hear that Peggle Deluxe has been cut back to $10 again. And judging by the fact that it's now the fourth best selling game on Steam, I'd say giving out a trial in Peggle Extreme was a great idea. Oh Valve, I wish I could give you all my money.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Barcardi wrote: »
    So what do all of these games require to play? Something that can run EP 1 or do you need a stronger machine?

    Probably something a bit stronger then a machine that can just manage Episode 1, as the engine has been upgraded and expanded to do more intensive stuff, like large outdoor environments.


    Also, new av and sig to match my stream community av sig, for less confusion. :D

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Barcardi wrote: »
    So what do all of these games require to play? Something that can run EP 1 or do you need a stronger machine?

    System requirements on this page.

    In the TF2 thread there's also a link to something that will check if you machine can play it.

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  • SudsSuds Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Fortress Forever has been released. I'll personally wait for TF2 on monday.

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  • 4rch3nemy4rch3nemy Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Suds wrote: »
    Fortress Forever has been released. I'll personally wait for TF2 on monday.

    I'm all for giving Fortress Forever a shot. I'm sure the two will play differently enough (and look different enough) to warrant having both installed at the same time. I just hope players of all skill levels are going to be playing this as well, since I've lost my medic magic a LONG time ago and will be getting absolutely freaking stomped all over the place.

  • ShensShens Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    4rch3nemy wrote: »
    Suds wrote: »
    Fortress Forever has been released. I'll personally wait for TF2 on monday.

    I'm all for giving Fortress Forever a shot. I'm sure the two will play differently enough (and look different enough) to warrant having both installed at the same time. I just hope players of all skill levels are going to be playing this as well, since I've lost my medic magic a LONG time ago and will be getting absolutely freaking stomped all over the place.

    I am sure I will get stomped all over the place, since this game was essentially made for the TFC clanners. I haven't actively played TFC since it was on WON. I doubt new players will be playing this for long, mostly thanks to TF2 being new to everyone and probably a helluva lot more friendly for pubbing.

  • MnemonicmanMnemonicman Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Buying the Orange Box now is awfully tempting even when I already have HL2 and EP1.

    I guess this player http://steamcommunity.com/id/mnemonicman/ will have to play the half-life games more.

    Edit: Thanks for the quick invite.

  • ZxerolZxerol The fullest, most luscious beard. Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I broke down and bought Orange Box today, even though I'd say I wait tomorrow when I get paid. Now to find a sap I can unload these extra games to.

    Monday, chums. It's on. Even though I suck at TF.

    (Peggle is a neat little bonus. --Workplace_Productivity; )

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