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[Steam] Thread - Decks and Puns

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edited 3:00AM in Games and Technology
Mudzgut wrote: »
2021 Charity Drive total $3370!!! Awesome!!!

TOP OF THE OP PSA: Don't click links in Steam chat, even from friends, without confirming with said friend. Especially if it's about voting for their CS:GO team or really anything related to CS:GO, or anything else really - links are sus, eject them into space!



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Welcome to the Steam thread!
This is a pretty neat community of people who like to talk about video games, sales, digital distribution, hat economies, classiness and classholery.
We enjoy long walks on the beach, digital hoarding, gifting, the suffering of longtime members, and raising money for charity.



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This is a big, busy thread. There are some guidelines to keep things nice and orderly:
  • Be civil.
  • This thread is for Steam-related discussion. Try to look for other, more appropriate threads before discussing games or other topics in here. Let's not drain other threads of precious content!
  • If you feel someone's acting inappropriately, then quietly report the responsible parties to forum mods.
  • Don't post links to active Kickstarters w/o mod permission. Forum-wide rule.
  • Link your Steam profile in your sig to help community members find you, see what kinds of games you like, invite you to MP games, etc.
  • Do not beg for games.
  • Pixies are to be trusted above all others.

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We have two core Steam groups. Both of these groups have chat, and both are used sometimes to try to limit giveaways to community members:

Penny Arcade is a general Steam group for folks from the PA forums.
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PA G&T Adventure Team is a group that was originally created to get multi/coop going for smaller or older titles. Because it is actively moderated, a lot of folks use it as a giveaway group (to avoid problems we've had in the past with non-forumers scooping up gifts intended for the community.) Membership is locked during major sales.
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How do I join the Steam groups?
If you've just arrived, hang out here in the thread for a while and talk games with us before you ask for membership. When you do ask, include a link to your Steam profile. Membership to the two Steam groups is for reasonably active community members. If you have been on the PA forums for a while and have participated, post a link to your Steam profile here in the thread and a Steam group mod will take care of you.
If you've been on the forums for three days during a major sale and your only posts have been to casually express your strong desire for certain games, your request is unlikely to find a positive reception. Ditto if your very first post on the forum is to ask for group membership. Sadly this does happen sometimes.
The best parts of this community are available to you now just by showing up. Read some posts, make some posts, ask to be invited as a guest to chat, buy some games, play some games, etc. Group membership is modest icing on delicious cake.

Warning: This guy is going to make you buy games. All the games.
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How do I join the chat rooms of the PA Steam groups?
Each PA Steam group has its own chat room which you can freely join once you are a member. They are happy places with no monsters.
To enter a group chat you must follow these steps:
  1. On the main Steam menu, go to your username submenu and then click on the "GROUPS" option
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  2. Then, click on the link showing the number of people present in the chat of the group that you want to join. This will launch the Steam client (in case it is not already running in your system) and open the group chat in it
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  3. In case your web browser is not able to launch the Steam client, the following window will show giving you the option to open the group chat directly in your web browser (web chat) or to download the Steam client
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  4. Alternatively, you can go to the main page of a Steam group and then click the "Enter chat room button"
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  5. Want to chat and use Steam, but not at your computer? There are apps for that!
    Android Steam or iOS Steam
  6. Don't want to install the full Steam App, but still want to chat...there are apps for that as well!
    Android Chat or iOS Chat

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Steam sales are legendary. From small to honking massive:
  • Daily Deals: One game a day goes on sale at 10am PT for 24 hours.
  • Midweek Madness: Starts 10am PT Tuesday and ends Thursday afternoon.
  • Weekend Sale: Starts midday Thursday and ends with the sale rollover Monday. Sometimes accompanies free play weekends for MP titles.
  • Publisher Sale: Many of the publishers games will get a modest discount with a single title or franchise getting a featured day with a deeper discount. Follow the big sale guidelines.
  • Seasonal Sales: The monsters awake in the thread. Huge swaths of games are discounted along with whatever else the evil geniuses at Valve cook up to separate us from our money. There are often metagames for sale achievements, collectibles, or other madness that reward buying, playing, gifting, and participating in Steam's community. The summer sale usually starts in the last week of June and runs for two weeks, and the Winter sale usually runs for two weeks across Christmas and New Year's.

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Other retailers like Amazon and Green Man Gaming get into the act now too, so there are often great values to be had during sales for Steam-activatable games from other sites.
Seasonal Sales Birthdays are basically a big deal around this thread.

Important Note: If you are waiting for a particular game, be sure to mind the countdown timer on the game's store page.

Steam's refund policy, Abuse section:
Refunds are designed to remove the risk from purchasing titles on Steam—not as a way to get free games. If it appears to us that you are abusing refunds, we may stop offering them to you. We do not consider it abuse to request a refund on a title that was purchased just before a sale and then immediately rebuying that title for the sale price.

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Sometimes people gift games.
  • Don't feel that you have to gift games to be a part of this community. It's just one of many things that go on. Some people can give lots of games. Some people can give a game or two a year. Some people make amazing images. Some people find hidden indie gems and report about them. Some people relay amazing gaming moments. Some people report sales. Some people are hysterical. There are many ways to participate in this community. Gifting is just one of them and is not required.
  • If you run a contest, have entries PMed to you. The thread gets too cluttered otherwise. You can, however, post the winning entries.
  • If you receive a gift, then take a moment to thank the gifter. Use the notification system so they can see your thank you post! ( @NAME. Use quotes around names with spaces.) See below for an example.
  • If you win a Steamgifts giveaway, in addition to thanking the gifter, be sure to mark the gift as received on Steamgifts. You tie up a gift 'slot' for the gifter until you do.
  • In addition to contests, wishlist gifting, ninja gifting, revenge gifting, pile-on gifting and Steamgifts.com giveaways, we have the new [ codes ][ /codes ] tags which can fire off one or more Steam codes (or activation links). More info about [ codes ] below.
  • Steam direct gifting still works, but since we can't use our inventory the same, Steamgifts doesn't work as well anymore, thus you may find this Paypal Steam Wallet link handy should you want to throw Steam Wallet Codes instead.
  • Beware the region shield!
    If the price difference between the 2 regions is more than 10% after currency conversion, you can not gift it (at least if the price after conversion is lower in your region than in the recipient's region).
    For price references between regions you can use these sites:
    https://steamdb.info/
    https://isthereanydeal.com/
    But using the Augmented Steam browser extension is faster since it adds an info overlay when you move the mouse over the price tag of games on their Steam page:
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    If you still want to gift the game you have some options:
    -Sending a gift card using external funds (non-Steam friends can not do this). For custom amounts over the minimum allowed to purchase you can use this guide or use the Augmented Steam browser extension which do the same all by itself.
    -Buying a region free game key on authorized sellers like Fanatical or GMG. Once again Augmented Steam browser extension can be very useful because it adds an extra info on the Steam game page showing the best deal for the game at any time (see image above).
A Steam thread participant preparing for gifting...
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Rare footage of a gift fight in action...
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Where are you guys getting those nifty Steam Signatures?
Check out Alabaster Slim for his lovely signature generator.
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Has Game X ever been Price Y? How can I keep track of all the sales and discounts?
http://isthereanydeal.com/ is your friend. Sync your Steam wishlist and get notifications when prices drop. Double check that you are getting a Steam key from a 3rd party site before buying.

How do the new [codes ][ /codes] tags even work?
Put a series of Steam activation codes (or activation links, or movie quotes, or winning lottery numbers...) inside the tags, each on its own line like this (without the spaces inside the brackets, of course):
[codes ]code 1
code 2
...
code n[/codes]
That will create a little box with a clickable link and a number. Each forumer who clicks the link will get a popup and a PM with the next line. Each line can only be sent out once and each forumer can only click once. It was originally designed to allow developers to hand out lots of codes for a game without some goose grabbing the lot.
Just one code thingy per post!
Note: [ code ][ /code ] is a different tag. Be sure to get that "s" up in there!

Steam Game Categories
You can make a copy of of the file below to backup your category tags!
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Trading cards? Badges? Steam profile levels? Boosters? FOILS?! What the hell?
Jrraghen put together this helpful guide: The House of Cards!
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But that's pure, diabolical evil!
Yes, that's right.

Can we trade cards in the thread?
Yes, but it's inefficient. Use the Steam feature that shows which of your friends has the cards you need. Join our Steam group for trading cards: PA Card Sharks
Check this handy tip from HiT BiT:
A little Steam trading trick some of you may not be aware of:
  • Go to your Steam Inventory
  • Click on the "Trade Offers" button
  • Then click on the "Who can send me Trade Offers?" link
  • Below you will find a "Trade URL"
Share this URL with other Steam users to allow them to directly send you a trade offer even if they aren't on your friends list.
You can share this URL anywhere, including your forum sig.
If you have shared or posted your URL and would like to stop receiving trade offers from it use the "Create New URL" button. A new Trade URL will be created turning the previous one inoperative.

Is Steam down?!
Is it Tuesday? It's probably scheduled maintenance.
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It's not Tuesday. Is Steam down?!
http://isSteamdown.com/

What are you people talking about? Why hats and what is an "Isy?"
Check out the handy Steam Thread Primer, written by Smokestacks!
Steam Thread Primer:
Gaben/The Newell - Gabe Newell, Director of Valve Software. Called "Gaben" because in the commentary for older Source Engine games he would tell players to email him at "Gabe N. at valvesoftware.com" with user feedback.
Serve the Newell - To buy games on Steam, to give Gaben your money. From this comic edit.
Bad Rats - An incredibly awful 'physics' based puzzle game, available on Steam, notorious for being as awkward as it is broken. Will haunt your dreams. Popular gift to give to people.
Class - An attribute demonstrated by people who will generously purchase games and then give them to internet strangers.
Class War - When two or more forumers buy each other games back and forth until one of them gives up. I know this sounds really crazy, but it happens.
Bundle - Originally the Humble Indie Bundle, which was a "pay what you want" system for a group of games, now usually means any website selling a group of games (usually able to be registered on Steam) for a low price.
Giveaway/A Giveaway - Usually refers to a giveaway on Steamgifts.com, a website where you list a game you want to give away, people enter, and then a winner is randomly decided among all entrants after a set time period.
Hats/The Hatconomy - The purchase and sale of in-game hats or sometimes other items in TF2. Some hats are very valuable, which is funny because they are just hats for videogame characters. People who have valuable hats or other items in their inventories sometimes get messages from random people on Steam begging for those items.
Backlog - The list of games you have purchased, but have not gotten around to playing yet. Tends to grow over time, often to immense proportions. If you do not have a backlog yet, between the thread and the sales you will get one.
Spies/Russian Spies - People who lurk the thread or try to get into the various PA Steam groups not to participate in the community, but to try and get free games.
Steamsigs - Custom forum signatures that display a link to your Steam profile, as well as an image of a game you are currently playing, have played the most in the last two weeks, or have played the most over all time (if you haven't played any games on Steam in the last two weeks). Available here courtesy of forumer Suds. Having a Steam sig (or some sort of clickable link to your Steam profile in your signature) makes it considerably easier for people to add you to their friends list.
Child's Play - A charity started by the writer and artist behind PA that raises money for videogames/toys that go to children's hospitals, originally started in '03, has grown every year. Helps sick kids feel better about their time in the hospital while simultaneously refuting the idea that gamers are antisocial jerks.
Isy - Big Classy, a forumer. Formerly known as "Big Isy", he was granted the new name after donating a hefty amount of money to Child's Play during a fundraiser. Sometimes referred to as Isy, which might cause confusion to people who haven't been around very long.
Summer Dale - A phone's auto-correction of "Summer Sale", which through some sort of internet voodoo produced an actual entity, a smooth voiced funk loving man who lives in a world where the 80s reign eternal and supreme. Also sometimes used to describe the upcoming Summer Sale itself.
Rainbow and/or Slash - Two forumers by the name of Rainbowdespair and slash000 who are notable for developing the third and fourth installments of the Penny Arcade: On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness series. Also developed Breath of Death VII and Cthulu Saves the World, two RPGs that, along with the Rainslick games, are available on Steam.

Also, sometimes shit gets real. Like that time we all murdered each other for bloodsport games. And there was a kabob conspiracy and a kind of Cthulhu bunny. Akajaybay took us down that particular rabbit hole.

Why are you people obsessed with Bad Rats and Amnesia?
A moment of ill-advised swagger from Anoffday turned into a horrifying LP of Bad Rats which, because reasons, turned into over $6000 raised for Child's Play.
CorriganX raised over $1100 for Child's Play via Amnesia.
Previous Years Winter Sale Drives
2019: $2,407.09
2018: $2,190.06
2016: $5,315.84
2014: $9,248
2013: $11,903

Fanda shared this with us:
For our Christmas fundraiser to restore TychoCelchuuu's threadmaking privileges (and help the kids), I donated to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. This week I received a nice letter from them! I figured I'd share part of it with y'all, since this applies to all of you at least as much as it does to me.
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What is this Steamgifts site? I wish to create a giveaway! I cannot enter a giveaway!
Steamgifts is a neat site that lets people create giveaways for games on Steam. Points for entering giveaways are accumulated over time, so just wait a bit if you need points. Entry to giveaways can be limited by Steam group membership to prevent mooches from getting games.

How do I make one of those cool Steam Gifts signature giveaway banners?
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What are all these bundles you people keep talking about?
In addition to Steam sales and sales of Steam keys on other sites and gifts, we live in a golden age of bundles! Bundle sites sell batches of games for modest amounts of money, often as low as a few dollars. Many, but not all, contribute to charity and many, but not all, give you Steam keys for the games. Sometimes you'll buy an indie gem that isn't even on Steam, and later when arrives on Steam you will get a key through the bundle site. Be careful if you plan to gift some of the games, as sometimes the bundled games will come in a single Steam key. We have a separate bundles thread.

I have too many games! Which do I play?
Steam Roulette randomly picks a game for you.
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I have too many games! How do I move them to my new hard drive?
Steam Mover makes transporting your massive library easier.

But wait! I have ALL OF THE GAMES installed! I need more hard drive space! What do?
You download Tikione Steam Cleaner and clean it up.
Steam Cleaner also available through GitHub!

That helped! I have more room for stuff. Free stuff.
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Someone on a Steam forum made a nice list of all free DLC you can add to your Steam account if you have the base-game but that thread is currently not available so I figure I post it here. Since it is pretty easy to miss some of these.

The sale prices aren't right! What's going on?!
During seasonal sales, you are one of a million monkeys hammering F5 at 10am PT to see the new sales. The system is always borked for 5-20 minutes. Take a deep breath. The Newell will deliver.

Why are some games not available in my region?
Publishers determine what countries get what games. Someone in a suit decided that it wasn't worth the money to make the game available to your region, so it isn't available on Steam. This also applies to cases of games having edited/censored versions showing up on Steam in certain countries. The good news is that you can generally get around this by having someone from another region gift or trade you the game.

Steam is downloading slowly. What gives?
Steam > Settings > Downloads + Cloud to change your download region until things improve. Sometimes other regions are less populated and you can get somewhat better results even if the new server is in another country.

VR - You know, the thing with the goggles and doo-dads.
EvmaAlsar did a great write up about various VR game options on Steam.

Want to review and download your cloud saves?
Follow this magical Cloud Link of Saves and Wonder!!!

What was the PA Friday Night Game Fever?
CorriganX had this crazy idea of getting some folks together to play games and thus Friday Night Game Fever began. Each week a game was posted as the Friday selection and at 9pm EST/6pm PST people would get online and fire up some multiplayer action. The games were typically streamed by at least one or two folks for viewing as well. The game night and its Steam group are not actively managed any more.
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Well, new thread...

Pony wrote:
I think that the internet has been for years on the path to creating what is essentially an electronic Necronomicon: A collection of blasphemous unrealities so perverse that to even glimpse at its contents, if but for a moment, is to irrevocably forfeit a portion of your sanity.
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  • an_altan_alt Registered User regular
    For the record, I do not have a new Steam Deck. That said, the Brier, which is the Canadian men's curling championship is starting this weekend. There will not be a contest for it, but I still think you should all be excited about it.

    Pony wrote:
    I think that the internet has been for years on the path to creating what is essentially an electronic Necronomicon: A collection of blasphemous unrealities so perverse that to even glimpse at its contents, if but for a moment, is to irrevocably forfeit a portion of your sanity.
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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    Thanks for making the new thread

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    New thread in the dead of night? Sounds like my kind of skullduggery.

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  • an_altan_alt Registered User regular
    For non-curling related content, @shdwcaster got me excited about Saint's Row 2 which is something I've meant to get around to playing for years. I started the series with SR3 and absolutely loved the completely over the top main plot, the ridiculous mini-games, the exceptionally wide character customization, and the general acceptance that SR3 was a video game and it was meant to be stupid fun. It was stupidly fun.

    I had wondered about some of the side characters, who they were and why we should care about them. There certainly was a backstory with this being the third game in the series. From what I heard, the first game was a bad GTA clone and not worth playing. The second game, while janky, was apparently a dark and wildly irreverent take on the modern gangster theme. I wouldn't know because it crashes on me every twenty minutes. I did install the Gentlemen of the Row mod and it doesn't seem to help. So good on you @shdwcaster and I'm glad you enjoyed a game I apparently won't be able to play.

    Pony wrote:
    I think that the internet has been for years on the path to creating what is essentially an electronic Necronomicon: A collection of blasphemous unrealities so perverse that to even glimpse at its contents, if but for a moment, is to irrevocably forfeit a portion of your sanity.
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  • heenatoheenato Alice Leywind Registered User regular
    There will eventually be a new PC version of saints row 2. It's in the works, but no real estimate for when it will release. So hey. Someday you will be able to.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    Carrying these giveaways into the new thread:

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    Only one day left!

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  • Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    My deck should be here today.

    I'll let you all know how it goes.

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  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    New thread. The torch is passed.

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    Steam profile.
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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    Kai_San wrote: »
    My deck should be here today.

    I'll let you all know how it goes.

    Which version did you order, how quickly did you get your order in, and what region are you in?

    I ordered the 512, I got my order in within 6 minutes, and I'm in the US. I would have gotten my order in within the first minute if it wasn't for the site crashes, but even in the first 6 minutes I'm still Q2.

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  • Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    I ordered pretty much 5 minutes in, and got the 64g version. I am US East
    I was toward the end of the first line too it seems, my email to pay felt like it was later then most, and I didn't get my shipment email for quite a while on Monday.

  • el_vicioel_vicio Registered User regular
    another really good humble bundle is up
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    tier 2 is w/o Scarlet Nexus and Bloodstained. Elden Ring dominates my stuff and will for a while, so I can't justify hopping on it, but fyi!

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    el_vicio wrote: »
    another really good humble bundle is up
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    tier 2 is w/o Scarlet Nexus and Bloodstained. Elden Ring dominates my stuff and will for a while, so I can't justify hopping on it, but fyi!

    All I don't have from that bundle is Scarlet Nexus, Severed Steel and Cloudpunk. If someone wants to split the bundle I'm game. Also a bit annoyed that I bought Gears 5 in the last Steam sale, haven't even installed it yet, and it's now part of a bundle.

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  • Pixelated PixiePixelated Pixie Registered User regular
    Dover didn't make any actual threats about this thread, did he? Or did I miss it? Is it safe?


    >.>

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    ironzerg wrote: »
    Chipmunks are like nature's nipple clamps, I guess?
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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Safe? In this thread?

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  • JazzJazz Registered User regular
    Polaritie wrote: »
    Safe? In this thread?

    It's more less likely than you think.

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    Polaritie wrote: »
    Safe? In this thread?

    It's more less likely than you think.

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    "What is wrong with this board? Can't a man walk into a thread and not be offered a free game?"

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    emnmnme wrote: »
    Jazz wrote: »
    Polaritie wrote: »
    Safe? In this thread?

    It's more less likely than you think.

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    "What is wrong with this board? Can't a man walk into a thread and not be offered a free game?"

    No....no they can't.

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    Hai! I have been absent because ELDEN RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING.

    Game has consumed all free time. I hope you're enjoying your games and I hope the Steam Deck is good.

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  • SudsSuds Registered User regular
    Elden Ring is where I live now.

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  • SyngyneSyngyne Registered User regular
    So In ELEX II, I was able, in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi world, to attend a Billy Idol concert. Which was advertised on the in-game radio. What even is this game.

    (not my video)

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  • Pixelated PixiePixelated Pixie Registered User regular
    Hai! I have been absent because ELDEN RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING.

    Game has consumed all free time. I hope you're enjoying your games and I hope the Steam Deck is good.

    Yeahhhhh... Elden Ring has consumed me too.

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    Chipmunks are like nature's nipple clamps, I guess?
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  • shdwcastershdwcaster South DakotaRegistered User regular
    an_alt wrote: »
    For non-curling related content, @shdwcaster got me excited about Saint's Row 2 which is something I've meant to get around to playing for years. I started the series with SR3 and absolutely loved the completely over the top main plot, the ridiculous mini-games, the exceptionally wide character customization, and the general acceptance that SR3 was a video game and it was meant to be stupid fun. It was stupidly fun.

    I had wondered about some of the side characters, who they were and why we should care about them. There certainly was a backstory with this being the third game in the series. From what I heard, the first game was a bad GTA clone and not worth playing. The second game, while janky, was apparently a dark and wildly irreverent take on the modern gangster theme. I wouldn't know because it crashes on me every twenty minutes. I did install the Gentlemen of the Row mod and it doesn't seem to help. So good on you @shdwcaster and I'm glad you enjoyed a game I apparently won't be able to play.

    Happy to help? I think? For whatever it's worth, SR2 crashed pretty regularly for me too. Not every 20 minutes, but usually around the 1.5 - 2 hour mark. I finally gave up and chalked it up to "my computer says it's time for me to go to bed now." The one thing I really miss from SR1 in the later games is the talk radio station. The writing and execution there was perfect. Two steps past reality, but almost, just barely, past what you might hear on an AM station when you're driving home at 2 in the morning.

    Playing through SR3 again now (like you, my entry point into the series) and the main takeaway I got from playing SR1 and SR2 first now is that some of the side characters, especially Gat, hit harder. Gat's death in the opening act feels different when you know him as the bloodthirsty, unstoppable killing machine who's had your back as you've battled your way to the top of the Stillwater hierarchy, twice. SR2 was also huge, with these massive underground areas (shopping mall, caverns, your base) that the later games are missing.

    I love SR3's over the top style though, plus the major quality of life improvements that it brought into the series.

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  • McMoogleMcMoogle Registered User regular
    Dover didn't make any actual threats about this thread, did he? Or did I miss it? Is it safe?


    >.>

    It's always safe.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    Oh yeah, well I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    Dover didn't make any actual threats about this thread, did he? Or did I miss it? Is it safe?


    >.>

    Let's just say we're not allowed to say

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  • ZetxZetx 🐧 Registered User regular
    edited March 3
    Kai_San wrote: »
    My deck should be here today.

    I'll let you all know how it goes.

    Which version did you order, how quickly did you get your order in, and what region are you in?

    I ordered the 512, I got my order in within 6 minutes, and I'm in the US. I would have gotten my order in within the first minute if it wasn't for the site crashes, but even in the first 6 minutes I'm still Q2.

    They had been quoted in some article that said that the 512 was the most popular one. They may not have anticipated that so the sizes were imbalanced or just not sized appropriately for the masses

    [e] Ah, I had read it in an article which is quoting a print magazine
    Co-founder Gabe Newell was up front about Valve's plans for a Steam Deck followup in an interview for the latest issue of Edge Magazine. He said some of Valve's thinking is being guided by how the most expensive version of Steam Deck was by far the most popular
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  • DaringDirkDaringDirk Daddy CEO Oakland, CARegistered User regular
    Just wanted to say thanks for this thread for distracting me from the fucked up world right now. You guys are the bestest, especially the folks in Chat who let me complain about life and shit, and who in turn share their pain. Shit is FUCKING HARD right now, I appreciate your softness.

    Also, I want a Steam Deck.

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  • Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    Definitely won't be doing too much wild with it until I get an SD card. The available space out of the box is 40g and it seems 18g is used by updates already.

    Had enough room to throw Guilty Gear Strive on there. It is in the unsupported category. It ran flawlessly. Controls work immediately and ran a solid 60fps. So good test so far.

    The screen is really good but like the videos said, the sound is freaking amazing. Almost any other handheld I used sounded like some form of tin can type sound, this thing blasts as good or better than my pc speakers. Granted, my pc speakers are just normal speakers + sub but still. The sound is really good. Strive absolutely is putting sound quality to the test with its music + voiceovers + crazy sounds.

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  • ZetxZetx 🐧 Registered User regular
    Demo for V Rings of Saturn is now basically the full game. Latest update entry says
    In a time of a global crisis, there are causes that need your contributions more than we do. Today I’m lifting all the restrictions of the demo version, making it essentially a full game. Instead of buying ΔV, spend your money on something important and help someone in need. You can get the full version of ΔV when we have peace again.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    Bad news everyone. Steam Deck does not pass the "But can it run Crysis?" test. The original version of Crysis has made its way to the "unsupported" list.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Elden Ring is the greatest. We all love Elden Ring. Please remove all helms or other hat like items and walk around Elden Ring

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    wunderbar wrote: »
    Bad news everyone. Steam Deck does not pass the "But can it run Crysis?" test. The original version of Crysis has made its way to the "unsupported" list.

    But apparently it can run Crysis Remastered, but not run Crysis Remastered on the "But Can It Run Crysis?" graphics level.

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  • Pixelated PixiePixelated Pixie Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Elden Ring is the greatest. We all love Elden Ring. Please remove all helms or other hat like items and walk around Elden Ring

    I have done as requested! :D

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    Chipmunks are like nature's nipple clamps, I guess?
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  • heenatoheenato Alice Leywind Registered User regular
    I refuse. because my helm in elden ring is a kick ass set of horns.

    I have an aesthetic and you will not remove it from me.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    heenato wrote: »
    I refuse. because my helm in elden ring is a kick ass set of horns.

    I have an aesthetic and you will not remove it from me.

    "Behold edge, lord"

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  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    @KoopahTroopah is a real one, I'm over here ball of anxiety for days this week and he goes and drops some fantasy misery on me. Thank you so much for Elden Ring, I'm sure I'll die 1000x in your honor!

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  • LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    Hai! I have been absent because ELDEN RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING.

    Game has consumed all free time. I hope you're enjoying your games and I hope the Steam Deck is good.

    Yeahhhhh... Elden Ring has consumed me too.

    Try fingers.

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    LD50 wrote: »
    Hai! I have been absent because ELDEN RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING.

    Game has consumed all free time. I hope you're enjoying your games and I hope the Steam Deck is good.

    Yeahhhhh... Elden Ring has consumed me too.

    Try fingers.

    ...but hole??

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
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