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    Bruce ForsythBruce Forsyth Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Thanks, the blogspot one seems to be what I want. I used to use robothobo, but then he got tired of it, got some volunteers, and now it's basically never updated.

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    DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I had heard that Ubisoft had taken down their crazy DRM servers, but I'm looking at Splinter Cell Conviction here and the DON'T BUY THIS warning is still on the Steam page.

    Does anyone know if the DRM removal applies to the Steam version as well?

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    ZxerolZxerol for the smaller pieces, my shovel wouldn't do so i took off my boot and used my shoeRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    You heard a little off; the DRM still exists, but modified so that it only auths at startup instead of continuously.

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    DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Ooops yeah that's what I meant. Starcraft II-style DRM isn't so onerous, I might just pick this one up.

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    SudsSuds Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    It's pretty much the same as Steam, auth when it starts up.

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    B.D.V.B.D.V. Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Anyone else get semi-regular crashes on Killing Floor? It always seems to happen when I'm in an extremely fun game, too...


    Side note- can someone shoot me an invite for the Steam PA group?
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/bukkakedrowningvictim

    Edit: Jesus that was fast. I barely had hit enter on this post! Thanks !

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    Michael HMichael H Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Arcturas wrote: »
    I'd love to pick up gal civ 2 and expansions cheaply someday; guess I'l have to start finding a way to keep an eye on Impulse. I really wish Gal Civ were on Steam, tbh. I just prefer having all my downloadable games in one place.

    Incidentally, I'm reaching a point of paralysis. I picked up too many games over the Christmas sale, and now every time I boot up Steam I can't decide which to play, and default to some Blood Bowl while I try to decide what more exciting game to play.

    Gal Civ is a Stardock-made game, I don't anticipate it being on Steam any time soon. There is an Impulse sale feed that only updates with sale prices. It's worth it just to see what kind of crazy-ass games there are out there.

    You can put this in your favorite RSS reader to get the sales:
    http://impulsedriven.com/rss/sales

    I got GalCiv2 Ultimate for something like $9 once... it does go on sale eventually.

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So I did hold off on Dead Space 2, as was suggested by the fine folks here, and I'm thus far really enjoying Bioshock 2. Atmospheric as hell, I'm enjoying the exploring mixed with gunfights with mere mortals to my unstoppable Big Daddy self. I'm very realistically not expecting some mind blowing twist by the end, but obviously the framework is being laid for something that may or may not be designed to take its place later on.

    Also, like Bioshock 1 and Dead Space 1, I have trouble playing it for long stretches at once. I tell myself it's just because it's chilly in the apt, because I need to check on some ebay auctions or set up the PVR to record stuff... but there's a distinct possibility it's because I'm finally finding Spider Splicers again there's only so much crazy people cackling and running into my face to ruin my shit a man can take at once while trying to "wind down" at the end of the day.

    But then I begin pondering... y'know, I do have 20 minutes until I can start catching up on the Daily Show...

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    SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I enjoyed Bioshock 2. And there is an excellent sequence near the end of the game that gives you a...different perspective. But I won't spoil it.

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    ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Peewi wrote: »
    Iolo wrote: »
    Tertiee wrote: »
    THQ Store 75% off sale which includes a number of titles using Steamworks and can be registered with Steam. Here's a list of what titles can be registered.

    Darksiders $10
    Metro 2033 $10
    Saint's Row 2 $7.50
    Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II $7.50
    Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising $5

    Nice! How do you know those can be registered? I believe you. I just don't see it anywhere on the THQ or Steam Metro 2033 page...?

    They're on the CD key list in Steam support.


    I can confirm they work too. Just bought Metro 2033 and Chaos Rising. Been wanting to get a good deal on those for awhile now.

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    Gaming-FreakGaming-Freak Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Okay, steam is really pissing me off. I tried to create a freaking account 5 times now, all giving me a stupid error message and telling me to try again later.

    All...I...wanted...was...NEVERWINTER NIGHTS 2 PLATINUM!!!


    *breaks down sobbing*

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    DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Okay, steam is really pissing me off. I tried to create a freaking account 5 times now, all giving me a stupid error message and telling me to try again later.

    All...I...wanted...was...NEVERWINTER NIGHTS 2 PLATINUM!!!


    *breaks down sobbing*
    Yeah, I've noticed it has been constantly signing me out of the store front and community pages recently. It doesn't sign me out of my main account entirely (so I'm not being booted out of games or anything), but it's still annoying. I've had a lot of problems with Steam since the OS update.

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    NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    SONUVABITCH!
    I just bought Chaos Rising via Steam today for $20.


    Anyway, I also picked up season 3 of Sam and Max. Are there any plans for a 4th one or is Telltale just too busy with other projects right now?

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    Renegade WolfRenegade Wolf Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Damnit. Those THQ sales aren't available in my region (New Zealand) apparently, I really wanted to grab Chaos Rising. Hopefully steam has it on sale soon.

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    LittleBootsLittleBoots Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Is Chaos Rising a stand alone expansion?

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    LuianeLuiane Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    You can purchase it stand alone yes, however you cannot play anything else than Chaos on online multiplayer (posibly also space marines, not sure about that)

    The single player campaign follows after the original, but they should be able to be played standalone.

    Worth noting is that the upcoming expansion, retribution, will not use the horrible games for windows live for multiplayer games, but steamworks, and as such wont be compatible with Chaos Rising.
    Might want to hold off for that! There is also a beta for that, though I believe it is preorder only right now (not certain, will probably go open at some point - only a guess, mind you)

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    LanrutconLanrutcon The LabyrinthRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Luiane wrote: »
    You can purchase it stand alone yes, however you cannot play anything else than Chaos on online multiplayer (posibly also space marines, not sure about that)

    The single player campaign follows after the original, but they should be able to be played standalone.

    Worth noting is that the upcoming expansion, retribution, will not use the horrible games for windows live for multiplayer games, but steamworks, and as such wont be compatible with Chaos Rising.
    Might want to hold off for that! There is also a beta for that, though I believe it is preorder only right now (not certain, will probably go open at some point - only a guess, mind you)

    Chaos Rising is a lot more fun if you've played DoW 2. You get to port your saved games across even. Plus the coop in those 2 games is faaaaantastic.

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    Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Is Chaos Rising a stand alone expansion?

    All of them are. Company of Heroes works the same way. They can access your stuff from the base game but dont require them to play.

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    Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    re: BioShock 2
    I started playing through it too. I'm finding it a bit weird being so used to the 360 controls. It's a shame the pad doesn't work automatically.

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    busfahrerbusfahrer addict GermanyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Damn, I missed Darksiders during the Steam holiday sale, and now it tells me I can't buy it from my region :(

    Any chance someone can send me the key (since I only want to activate it on Steam, anyway), and I'll send the money via PayPal?

    If yes, send me a PM please.

    edit: I don't wanna end up buying King Arthur, just so that itch will go away :mrgreen:

    edit: Cancel that, I found out that you can pay via PayPal. Duh. Sorry for the troubles.

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    NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    For the record: the DoW2:Retribution beta is going out in waves and I think we're on the second wave (people that preordered). Next wave will be anyone that has the games on their Steam account (either game, no preorder needed).

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    AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Anyone can get a key now really. If you cant get one from the beta link in the thread pm one of the relic/thq dudes

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    BeefersBeefers Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Quick questions about gifts. Is it possible to purchase a game as a gift and send it later rather than instantly? It seems the store only lets me select instant options and was hoping people had a workaround that would save me some time puzzling through the details.

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    SudsSuds Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Beefers wrote: »
    Quick questions about gifts. Is it possible to purchase a game as a gift and send it later rather than instantly? It seems the store only lets me select instant options and was hoping people had a workaround that would save me some time puzzling through the details.

    Instead of sending it to a person on your friends list, choose email. Email it to yourself.

    You can go into Steam, go to the Games menu option and choose to manage gifts. From there you can re-send gifts that haven't been claimed, you can even choose to send it to a new person. Since it's sitting unclaimed in your email account you can then choose the person you want to send it to later and re-gift it to them then.

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Oh wow, that should go into the OP. I've been wondering that for a long time myself.

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    busfahrerbusfahrer addict GermanyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Beefers wrote: »
    Quick questions about gifts. Is it possible to purchase a game as a gift and send it later rather than instantly? It seems the store only lets me select instant options and was hoping people had a workaround that would save me some time puzzling through the details.

    Just because I noticed your sig: Is King Arthur worth the money?

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    lostprophetlostprophet Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    busfahrer wrote: »
    Beefers wrote: »
    Quick questions about gifts. Is it possible to purchase a game as a gift and send it later rather than instantly? It seems the store only lets me select instant options and was hoping people had a workaround that would save me some time puzzling through the details.

    Just because I noticed your sig: Is King Arthur worth the money?

    The game is definitely worth the money. At $12 the game is a steal with so many hours of playability.

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    CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    busfahrer wrote: »
    Damn, I missed Darksiders during the Steam holiday sale, and now it tells me I can't buy it from my region :(

    Any chance someone can send me the key (since I only want to activate it on Steam, anyway), and I'll send the money via PayPal?

    If yes, send me a PM please.

    edit: I don't wanna end up buying King Arthur, just so that itch will go away :mrgreen:

    I could buy it for you, but the price is currently at £19.99 (€23). Quite a bit more than the £5 it was on sale for.

    Incidentally I use Google to convert currencies, and I was trying to find out how to spell the old German currency, before I realised that you've switched to the Euro...

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    busfahrerbusfahrer addict GermanyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Centipeed wrote: »
    busfahrer wrote: »
    Damn, I missed Darksiders during the Steam holiday sale, and now it tells me I can't buy it from my region :(

    Any chance someone can send me the key (since I only want to activate it on Steam, anyway), and I'll send the money via PayPal?

    If yes, send me a PM please.

    edit: I don't wanna end up buying King Arthur, just so that itch will go away :mrgreen:

    I could buy it for you, but the price is currently at £19.99 (€23). Quite a bit more than the £5 it was on sale for.

    Incidentally I use Google to convert currencies, and I was trying to find out how to spell the old German currency, before I realised that you've switched to the Euro...

    Sorry, I didn't mention that I mean the current THQ sale:
    http://store.thq.com/store/thq/list/categoryID.54746400/pgm.76325200

    It's $10 there and people have verified that the Darksiders key from there works on Steam :)

    edit: Cancel that, I found out that you can pay via PayPal. Duh. Sorry for the troubles.

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    BeefersBeefers Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Thank you Suds, very helpful.

    As far as King Arthur is concerned. The game is definitely hit or miss with people. I personally love it and find it to be one of my gaming guilty pleasures. The game play mechanics are definitely rough in spots, and there are a few nasty bugs that may or may not appear in your game. However from a systems/design point of view I can't help but admire the scope of what they were trying to accomplish, and that keeps sucking me in. Overall it is a nice attempt to mix Total War and Warlords, and I am sucker for both series.

    I actually bought the game a year or so back and just bought the Saxons DLC this go around. This will be my third attempt on hard and I have yet to beat it. The first time I failed because I didn't have a solid long term plan in place. I failed a second time, but this time due to a game ruining bug on the final quest arc (don't explore the sidhe forests before it directs you and avoid capturing any of the sidhe locations unless its for a quest). My third time through now and I still very much enjoying it (4 month breaks between attempts). Hopefully this time I can finish it.

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    DecoyDecoy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    And in a big "About Fucking Time", Two Worlds 2 is now available on Steam.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/7520/

    Edit: damn spelling!

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    Gaming-FreakGaming-Freak Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Alright. That's it. I've tried 15+ times to try and make a fucking account. I'm typing an angry e-mail. I'll do my best to withold vulgar language. No promises.

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    CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Alright. That's it. I've tried 15+ times to try and make a fucking account. I'm typing an angry e-mail. I'll do my best to withold vulgar language. No promises.

    You may consider it a silly question, but I don't know what you've tried: Have you tried making an account through the website rather than the client?

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    Gaming-FreakGaming-Freak Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I went straigt to Steam, and clicked the "Join Steam" button. I don't know how more direct I can possibly get.

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    ToldoToldo But actually, WeegianRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm not sure if you guys saw it or not, but there was an error on Nvidia's site that listed Metro 2033 for $0. I am now downloading a free copy of Metro 2033.

    :D

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    DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Toldo wrote: »
    I'm not sure if you guys saw it or not, but there was an error on Nvidia's site that listed Metro 2033 for $0. I am now downloading a free copy of Metro 2033.

    :D

    Damnit. I missed it.

    After a tease like that, I may cave on the THQ sale.

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    proyebatproyebat GARY WAS HERE ASH IS A LOSERRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    It might still be up, I just tried it and got a confirmation email but the email said "processing serial code", and instructions to check the order#

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'd never get Metro 2033 for $0, the devs deserve my money.

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    Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'd never get Metro 2033 for $0, the devs deserve my money.


    So much lime needed. I got it as a gift during the thanksgiving sale but then gifted it out to five guys during the christmas sale because it is awesome and they definitely deserve every penny.

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    RoshinRoshin My backlog can be seen from space SwedenRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'd never get Metro 2033 for $0, the devs deserve my money.

    Agreed. I wouldn't feel right about that.

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