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PERILS OF SUMMER STEAM SALE
« on: 27 Jun 2010, 16:10 »

So this has been going for like half a week already and it's massive.
What have you guys bought, or intended to do, so far? I just got Civ IV and the Witcher today.
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Re: PERILS OF SUMMER STEAM SALE
« Reply #1 on: 27 Jun 2010, 16:45 »

I bought L4D2 and Stalker COP. I missed the one-day 66% sale on L4D2, though. Didn't realize the sales varied day by day until too late.

I wish I could justify spending more, I would definitely grab Killing Floor and Jagged Alliance 2. I'm sure they will be on sale again eventually, though.
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Re: PERILS OF SUMMER STEAM SALE
« Reply #2 on: 27 Jun 2010, 17:03 »

Yeah, I bought L4D2 as well. I'm guessing quite a few people grabbed that game recently.

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Re: PERILS OF SUMMER STEAM SALE
« Reply #3 on: 27 Jun 2010, 17:07 »

Yeah, for about half an hour the steam servers were overloaded enough I couldn't start the downloads. I've got them both downloading now, though. Good thing I don't have much homework this semester.
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Re: PERILS OF SUMMER STEAM SALE
« Reply #4 on: 27 Jun 2010, 18:47 »

space trader.  really cheap.  fun for $2.50.
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Re: PERILS OF SUMMER STEAM SALE
« Reply #5 on: 27 Jun 2010, 18:58 »

I completed my Civ 4 collection, my roommate nabbed L4D2 and Supreme Commander 2, super excited for tomorrow.

Steam deals are the best the best the best.
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« Reply #6 on: 27 Jun 2010, 23:30 »

I'm pretty broke right now, so I only had $5 that I could justify spending: Sacred Gold, Commandos II.
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Re: PERILS OF SUMMER STEAM SALE
« Reply #7 on: 29 Jun 2010, 10:21 »

GTA4 is $5, Street Fighter 4 is $10, TF2 is $7 though I can't imagine there's anyone who doesn't own it by now, and all of XCOM ever is $4.

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Re: PERILS OF SUMMER STEAM SALE
« Reply #8 on: 29 Jun 2010, 10:25 »

God fucking dammit Valve what more do you want from me.
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Re: PERILS OF SUMMER STEAM SALE
« Reply #9 on: 29 Jun 2010, 10:26 »

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« Reply #10 on: 29 Jun 2010, 10:36 »

Also I just bought Grand Theft Auto IV.
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« Reply #11 on: 29 Jun 2010, 14:00 »

The download is just finishing up now.
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« Reply #12 on: 29 Jun 2010, 14:58 »

< - Was bored enough to buy the PC version of Street Fighter IV
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Re: PERILS OF SUMMER STEAM SALE
« Reply #13 on: 29 Jun 2010, 15:07 »

Also I just bought Grand Theft Auto IV.

Does it actually work for you, it's buggy as shit.
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« Reply #14 on: 29 Jun 2010, 17:37 »

Meanwhile, I was bored enough to buy Osmos for an apple and an egg.
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Re: PERILS OF SUMMER STEAM SALE
« Reply #15 on: 29 Jun 2010, 17:49 »

Also I just bought Grand Theft Auto IV.

Does it actually work for you, it's buggy as shit.
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« Reply #16 on: 29 Jun 2010, 18:27 »

You might be getting some problems from not having enough resources, Tom. To play that game with full settings requires an insane computer, the Xbox and PS3 versions of the game have a lot of stuff turned way down. But a lot of people are used to being able to run almost anything with close to full options, and don't realize how much power the game would take up if you had everything on full. Or how terribly optimized the game is, depending on how charitable you want to be.
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Re: PERILS OF SUMMER STEAM SALE
« Reply #17 on: 29 Jun 2010, 19:28 »

Game runs fine so long as you turn draw distance down, that's the real resource killer.
And as for me I've bought liberty city stories and global agenda.
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« Reply #18 on: 29 Jun 2010, 19:35 »

I got it running on default settings and it works fine.
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« Reply #19 on: 29 Jun 2010, 20:52 »

Or how terribly optimized the game is, depending on how charitable you want to be.

Yeah, GTAIV is unusually processor bound. I always buy just enough processor to keep my GPU from bogging down with most titles, so my PC runs like ass with GTAIV despite being more than adequate for most mainstream titles.
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Re: PERILS OF SUMMER STEAM SALE
« Reply #20 on: 30 Jun 2010, 00:43 »

Unfortunately draw distance is the thing you most want at maximum.
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« Reply #21 on: 30 Jun 2010, 01:19 »

Eh, it is nice, but if you look at the 360/PS3 versions, they actually have a pretty short draw distance if you look at where that puts you on PC settings. And besides, GTA doesn't really have any missions where you are getting shot from a mile away, so you never need extremely long draw distances.
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Re: PERILS OF SUMMER STEAM SALE
« Reply #22 on: 30 Jun 2010, 02:38 »

gta4 blows so who cares how the draw distance and framerate on the pc port are
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« Reply #23 on: 30 Jun 2010, 16:24 »

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« Reply #24 on: 30 Jun 2010, 20:59 »

I am gonna play GTA IV and enjoy it because I am a madman.
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« Reply #25 on: 30 Jun 2010, 22:49 »

gta4 blows so who cares how the draw distance and framerate on the pc port are

Pretty much this. I only have it 'cuz it was a gift. I think I'm on record as not being a GTA guy.
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« Reply #26 on: 30 Jun 2010, 23:16 »

Well, we obviously have different things we look for in games. After all, you play WoW obsessively, I like shooting things in the face.
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« Reply #27 on: 01 Jul 2010, 03:48 »

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« Reply #28 on: 01 Jul 2010, 04:56 »

Fuck, I was just thinking about GTA4 this afternoon and how I hate is on the 360 and want to try it on the PC, but now it is no longer $5 fuck yooooou.
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« Reply #29 on: 02 Jul 2010, 22:17 »

Went in on a Borderlands 4-pack for nine Australian bucks because the guy did the vpn trick to get US store prices. Downloading now.
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« Reply #30 on: 02 Jul 2010, 22:27 »

I am amused that every vehicle in liberty city has radio and GPS, including motorcycles.
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« Reply #31 on: 02 Jul 2010, 22:28 »

Well, we obviously have different things we look for in games. After all, you play WoW obsessively, I like shooting things in the face.

Actually, I only play 6 hours a week. By raiding standards I'm a casual.
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« Reply #32 on: 02 Jul 2010, 22:35 »

Also, I guess I just feel like GTA games have the least satisfying combat in the history of ever.

Wait. Alpha Protocol was also pretty bad in that area.
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« Reply #33 on: 03 Jul 2010, 01:41 »

They sure put in a lot of effort into the melee fighting for something that becomes completely useless half an hour in.
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« Reply #34 on: 03 Jul 2010, 01:42 »

You should all buy the Star Wars: Empire at War Gold Pack for 3.74 so you can play the mod I run when it's released.
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« Reply #35 on: 03 Jul 2010, 09:55 »

They sure put in a lot of effort into the melee fighting for something that becomes completely useless half an hour in.
In Alpha Protocol? Out of all the fights, there's only one that can't be effectively handled by melee.
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« Reply #36 on: 03 Jul 2010, 11:21 »

Eh, my problem had more to do with the fact that I have a knack for quickly identifying ridiculously powerful builds, a fairly predictable side effect of playing too much WoW and too many RPGs in general. Basically, I saw Brilliance and said "Welp that's overpowered," and went for that and Pistols with a dip into Stealth for Shadow Operative. After that the game was basically just an orgy of cooldowns and virtual auto-kills. I suppose it's my own damn fault though, in a way.
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« Reply #37 on: 03 Jul 2010, 20:07 »

oh jeez money.

Picked up Trine, Bioshock 2, The Witcher, L4D2, ME2, and Borderlands. The witcher is the only slight disappointment so far, and Borderlands is even better than I  had expected it was.
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« Reply #38 on: 04 Jul 2010, 13:44 »

I'm not sure if it's actually part of the sale or its own thing, but I picked up Counter-Strike: Source for like 4 bucks the first day I was home from school. Problem is my parents' internet connection sucks so I gotta wait till I go back next month to actually download it.
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« Reply #39 on: 04 Jul 2010, 19:49 »

okay I bought borderlands too
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« Reply #40 on: 04 Jul 2010, 20:11 »

Is the DLC worth getting?
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« Reply #41 on: 04 Jul 2010, 23:06 »

I haven't played any of the Borderlands DLC, but from what I've heard online: Zombie Island and Secret Armory yes, Underdome Riot no.
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« Reply #42 on: 05 Jul 2010, 04:57 »

They sure put in a lot of effort into the melee fighting for something that becomes completely useless half an hour in.
In Alpha Protocol? Out of all the fights, there's only one that can't be effectively handled by melee.
In GTA 4
The disarm move becomes useless after you use it once, and melee everything becomes useless as soon as you get the pistol. And yet there are three kinds of melee attack and a dodge.
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« Reply #43 on: 05 Jul 2010, 07:05 »

Has GTA ever been that sort of game though?
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« Reply #44 on: 05 Jul 2010, 07:11 »

I'm unsure of why they bothered to include it at all honestly, especially after being so proud of it and talking so much about it.
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« Reply #45 on: 05 Jul 2010, 13:02 »

Well, you can use it to beat up normal people and take their money, right?

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