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    curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    so on a lark i took a look at the railworks DLC

    there's 50 of them

    total cost: $772.00

    i mean we complain about DLC boosting the total cost of ownership but geez

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    CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    so on a lark i took a look at the railworks DLC

    there's 50 of them

    total cost: $772.00

    i mean we complain about DLC boosting the total cost of ownership but geez

    It's not at all surprising when you consider that RailWorks is an intended replacement for real railway models and sets.

    It isn't supposed to use the same business model as any other video game.

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    L Ron HowardL Ron Howard The duck MinnesotaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I really wonder how well it actually sells.

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    tallgeezetallgeeze Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I don't know if this was linked in the old thread, but I found a nice article on how the summer sale saved introversion.

    It feels good to see my $10 go to some good dudes. Uplink alone has claimed much of my time over the years.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I really wonder how well it actually sells.

    They must be making enough money to continue releasing DLC for it. I would like to see some stats though, I think it would be interesting to see how many people own the game, and which DLC is most popular, etc.

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    SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
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    BiopticBioptic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    SkutSkut wrote: »

    Or $6/£4.80 for a 4-pack. And despite being multiplayer only, I hear it has passable bots.

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    BullioBullio Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    SkutSkut wrote: »

    Shit, I might just give it a try for that price. It looked interesting from an interview vid I saw a while ago.

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    kalkal Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Bioptic wrote: »
    SkutSkut wrote: »

    Or $6/£4.80 for a 4-pack. And despite being multiplayer only, I hear it has passable bots.

    Even with only the passing interest I had for the game when it released for 2 bucks that's a can't pass. I'd be willing to join in on a four pack as well for the extra savings if anyone is up for it.

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    At that price I'd say it's not even worth bothering with the four pack for the tiny amount of savings.

    Plain Sight bought'd.

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    Red TrousersRed Trousers Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    tallgeeze wrote: »
    I don't know if this was linked in the old thread, but I found a nice article on how the summer sale saved introversion.

    It feels good to see my $10 go to some good dudes. Uplink alone has claimed much of my time over the years.

    Good article until it gets to the end

    "But for everyone else...Valve may be in most people's good books, but it's still a little frightening to think that a single company can play Kingmaker with the fortunes of developers across an entire platform, so dependant have so many PC publishers become on Steam for legitimate sales."

    That's not quite true, they just came to agreement with Valve that allowed them to promote their game, same you would do with any other brick & mortar or online store.

    They are talking as though Valve can decide one day that they will not stock a developers game and then no-one will ever buy it.

    A lot of the time I use Steam like a games guide, its easier to find out about games that are out there, then I'll go into penny-pincher mode and check every online shop and compare prices.

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Man I can't even buy a decent sandwich for that kind of money, that's just insane.

    The thing is, well, let's go off of what happened with Introversion again.

    IIRC this is just a one-guy developed game isn't it? So, assume Steam takes a 50% cut, and he gets a grand total of $1 per transaction.

    If this manages to sell say 100,000 copies, that's literally $100,000 made in pretty much a snap-sale of 3 days.

    I'm going to repeat, that's just insane.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It's actually a relatively large indie startup, more than ten people iirc. They spent quite a long time on it too (I think more than 2 years).

    They are also working on a game for Channel 4.

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Huh, wonder where I got the idea of one person from. Probably thinking of Audiosurf.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Still, I bet the sum of money will still be huge for them.

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I mean at that price I'm half-inclined to just spend the £4.80 and get the four-pack, and just give away the other copies.

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    TertieeTertiee Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    The gamesindustry.biz interview goes into a bit more detail about Introversion. The failed XBLA venture really hit them hard though, scaled back original four founders, so I'm happy to see that Subversion has a much better chance at being released.
    A couple of statistics that I'm sure Valve won't mind me sharing: We've now sold more than $2.5 million through Steam, which is pretty good for Introversion, through life. Not all of that comes back to us, because sometimes it's been in bundle packs, and we've gotten less. But basically it equates to almost bang on £1 million, so we're really pleased.

    The sale did in the ball park of $250,000 - so when you're back to being a team of four people, that's a lot of revenue.

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    ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    subedii wrote: »
    I mean at that price I'm half-inclined to just spend the £4.80 and get the four-pack, and just give away the other copies.

    As a near-broke gamer the idea of someone giving me a zany looking bright and colorful robotman game would make me happy =D.

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    AsiriyaAsiriya Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    How do I get a PA Steam group invite? I'm Bear_King if anyone with the power would care to let me in.

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    CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Beatnik Games' website says they've got 8 people on board.

    That seems like a lot. Perhaps their project for Channel 4 is particularly complex?

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    MyNameIsWalrusMyNameIsWalrus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Asiriya wrote: »
    How do I get a PA Steam group invite? I'm Bear_King if anyone with the power would care to let me in.

    Check your invites.

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    L Ron HowardL Ron Howard The duck MinnesotaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Going back to the $1 Ubisoft snafu.
    I just received an email giving me a coupon code to get a copy for of Assassin's Creed 1&2 Animus Bundle for free, basically. So, for the rest of you that got the download.txt file, check your emails as you probably have it sitting in there.

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    Fleck0Fleck0 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Going back to the $1 Ubisoft snafu.
    I just received an email giving me a coupon code to get a copy for of Assassin's Creed 1&2 Animus Bundle for free, basically. So, for the rest of you that got the download.txt file, check your emails as you probably have it sitting in there.

    Wow not too shabby at all, gonna take me forever to download, I still haven't bothered finishing the splinter cell DL, i suppose I should do that while I still can. I wonder when we'll hear about the $1 pre-orders I'm still not really expecting RUSE to go through

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    HiT BiTHiT BiT 🍒 Fresh, straight from Pac-man's Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    About Plain Sight, the Steam add says: New content! Persistant Perks! 100 MORE top hats!
    So, another game joining the hat formula? :D

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    SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Tertiee wrote: »
    The gamesindustry.biz interview goes into a bit more detail about Introversion. The failed XBLA venture really hit them hard though, scaled back original four founders, so I'm happy to see that Subversion has a much better chance at being released.
    A couple of statistics that I'm sure Valve won't mind me sharing: We've now sold more than $2.5 million through Steam, which is pretty good for Introversion, through life. Not all of that comes back to us, because sometimes it's been in bundle packs, and we've gotten less. But basically it equates to almost bang on £1 million, so we're really pleased.

    The sale did in the ball park of $250,000 - so when you're back to being a team of four people, that's a lot of revenue.

    It's a shame that Darwinia+ didn't do so well on XBLA. I played through it on the PC and ended up buying it on XBLA a few weeks ago. It feels like they changed a few things in a way I didn't like - specifically, I could have sworn you could make a Darwinian leader an order to direct all Darwinians to a specific location and also have him move in another direction while he was directing everyone to a certain spot. I couldn't find a way to do it in the XBLA game.

    Anyway, I feel glad that I contributed to saving Introversion during that sale. I gifted the Introversion pack to my brother and another friend.

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    override367override367 ALL minions Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Ubisoft just sent me a promo code for AC:Animus bundle, I bought 4 for $1 each but I figured one for free was worth it

    But it let me buy 4 copies for free

    LOVE YOU UBISOFT! (wow I never thought I'd say that)

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    .Tripwire..Tripwire. Firman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Well I certainly am encouraged by their RUSE decision to go Steam-DRM only. I hope that becomes a popular choice for them by the time BG&E2 rolls out.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Ubisoft just sent me a promo code for AC:Animus bundle, I bought 4 for $1 each but I figured one for free was worth it

    But it let me buy 4 copies for free

    LOVE YOU UBISOFT! (wow I never thought I'd say that)

    I got mine too. I wish I had bought RUSE too. I would have if I had known all sales were apparently final.

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    MongerMonger I got the ham stink. Dallas, TXRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Episode 3 already came out, it was named Alien Swarm and it took the series in an entirely new direction. Now they're working on more TF2 hats.
    Valve is already deep into their new hat-centric business model.

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    AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oooh nice Plain Sights sale. Been waiting for that.

    gonna 4 pack that shit with some friends

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    FiziksFiziks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I bought Race 07 and GTR Evolution.

    I think I'm the only person on the PA forums that plays sim racers.

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    DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    tallgeeze wrote: »
    I don't know if this was linked in the old thread, but I found a nice article on how the summer sale saved introversion.

    It feels good to see my $10 go to some good dudes. Uplink alone has claimed much of my time over the years.

    Good article until it gets to the end

    "But for everyone else...Valve may be in most people's good books, but it's still a little frightening to think that a single company can play Kingmaker with the fortunes of developers across an entire platform, so dependant have so many PC publishers become on Steam for legitimate sales."

    That's not quite true, they just came to agreement with Valve that allowed them to promote their game, same you would do with any other brick & mortar or online store.

    They are talking as though Valve can decide one day that they will not stock a developers game and then no-one will ever buy it.

    A lot of the time I use Steam like a games guide, its easier to find out about games that are out there, then I'll go into penny-pincher mode and check every online shop and compare prices.

    Theres been quite a few interviews now that Ive read/heard where this sentiment is shared by the developers, valve doesnt return calls or acknowledge that you want to communicate with them. It feels like they are king and will lift their pinky occasionally and acknowledge you.


    edit: bought a 4 pack of plain sight. It wont let me register my code. Server is probably melted.

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    AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Yeah server melted, cant register either

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    virtualboyvirtualboy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Has anyone tried out that Steam App (http://www.steameapp.com) for iPhone?

    I'm curious to know if it pushes out a warning to let you know when a Steam Sale has started?

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    AntithesisAntithesis Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Bah, this newfangled canadian IP doesn't mix with my debit card and Steam. Would anyone care to gift me a copy if I gift them $2 over paypal?

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    AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Probably not

    but man, think of how sweet it is that you can check your achievements again anywhere in the world.

    You're on a train? Achievements.
    You're on the toilet? Guess what you can check? Achievements.

    The possibilities are endless.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited August 2010
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    TeriferinTeriferin Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Antithesis wrote: »
    Bah, this newfangled canadian IP doesn't mix with my debit card and Steam. Would anyone care to gift me a copy if I gift them $2 over paypal?

    Accept my friend request, and I will hook you up. $2 is practically free anyway, right?

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    AntithesisAntithesis Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Teriferin wrote: »
    Antithesis wrote: »
    Bah, this newfangled canadian IP doesn't mix with my debit card and Steam. Would anyone care to gift me a copy if I gift them $2 over paypal?

    Accept my friend request, and I will hook you up. $2 is practically free anyway, right?

    You're now on my list of classy people that deserve benefits.

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    seasleepyseasleepy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    HiT BiT wrote: »
    About Plain Sight, the Steam add says: New content! Persistant Perks! 100 MORE top hats!
    So, another game joining the hat formula? :D

    Excerpt from an email I got from Beatnik about the sale (and the game update):
    Ladies, Gentlemen and Robots.

    You’re receiving this spam email because you were smart enough to buy the suicidal ninja robot mash up, Plain Sight.

    Since launch, we’ve been working around the clock to add the features most requested by our wonderful fans. Today, we’re especially proud to announce version 1.2 of Plain Sight. It’s crammed with loads of new stuff including, most importantly, TOP HATS! (it worked for TF2, right?)

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