Steam News and Bargains thread

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Sam Posten, Dec 19, 2011.

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  1. DaveF

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    Could be. My formative PC gaming years are the '90s. PC games were synonymous with mouse and keyboard to play StarCraft and Half Life. They cost $2500, required Windows drivers and fiddling, and lived on a desk with a 17" monitor and crappy "computer" speakers.

    Consoles were less powerful, but could work in the living room. Consoles had great, purposefully designed controllers and just worked when the cartridge was inserted.

    I don't really have any experience with a cheap gaming PC, nor how that passes SAF in the living room, nor how it's easier than an Xbox to get running. And I don't know how to play a good Keyboard+Mouse FPS or RTS in the living room.

    I see these Steam Boxes, and I don't understand how they fit the living room or how they are better than a console. I'm like a dog tilting his head and whining at the cat. There's something interesting there, maybe, but I don't get it yet.
     
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    I had thought of getting my family to just sell my account to help pay for expenses. Even under the table if there's no other way. I've never read the fine print on all that. I'm sure we get the short end of the stick. One of my earliest game related fears of steam (as well as games that required codes).
     
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    You're buying box copies of StarCraft and N64 cartridges for them?I'm not sure I understood the article or how it relates to Steam. Steam is an online distribution system? They're concerned online game systems will be shutdown and gamers unable to play their games? How does pre-buying Steam games half a decade in advance solve this?
     
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    No, I'm buying all the cheap games I can get for them for a lifetime of backlog madness!
     
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    So how about the latest rev of the Steam controller? It's looking more and more like a 360 controller each time.

    Aside from the haptic feedback circles...why bother?
     
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    Can't argue with that currently. I wanna try one myself before final l judgement tho.
     
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    That is one angry bird.
     
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    Yeah, that's not at all why it starts at $549. They are using stripped 8.1.. which adds $79 in bulk. If they do BIOS certification (which I'm sure they will) they can get it for less. So the OS is less then many other components.
     
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    Steam summer sale is go:Http://store.steampowered.comOnly buy:Flash salesDaily salesSomething you HAVE to play todayOr wait for final day, 30 June to buy.
     
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    My Top 3 on my wish list are 50% off each. Not flash sales yet. Dragon's Lair 1 & 2, Space Ace.

    *cuts cords of keyboard and mouse*

    There!!!
     
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    Bought Borderlands 2 Upgrade Pack 2 for myself and my son for 50% off. It wasn't worth waiting for another $1 off, maybe. I switched back to Borderlands 1 recently and I would so buy a new B1 version that had B2's interface (menu system, backpack layout, shield info, and such), movement during FFYL, and the B2 fixes for explosions, rocket launchers, and shock damage to shields but otherwise is exactly B1 for $30.
     
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    B1 is definitely one I need to get back to.


    I just picked up Clans for 44 cents. lol
     
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    I am trying to figure out if I should get Dead Island package at 75% off. I like Borderlands, Fallout, and Far Cry 3 so it seems like a good choice but many have mentioned bugs and it gets very repetitive. I also am not clear if it is like Left For Dead 2 where there are always 4 characters so if you play solo the other 3 are controlled by A.I. and that I didn't care for.
     

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