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« Reply #80 on: March 22, 2011, 05:35:35 PM »

I had my Steam account stolen years ago and it was NOT fun getting it back.  My guess is that the email address I was using at the time was hacked.  I just logged into steam and made dang sure I was using the steam guard feature.  i don't want to go through that nightmare again...especially considering that I've got about 100 times more games in steam these days.
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« Reply #81 on: April 21, 2011, 11:56:40 PM »

looks like Steam wants to keep their sales numbers to themselves.   I don't know, it'd be nice to see some sales numbers for games sold on Steam to see how well they're doing.
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« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2011, 06:54:56 AM »

Not unusual for privately owned businesses to keep relevant data to themse

On a personal note it would be really nice to know what sells well and how much. I also know if i owned Steam I would be doing the same thing.
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« Reply #83 on: April 22, 2011, 04:02:13 PM »

I would love to see the sales data on steam. Especially the # of copies sold at the various price points. But I can't blame them for wanting to keep all that propritary.
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« Reply #84 on: April 26, 2011, 04:20:09 PM »

OK, after saying there would be no sales data there is... sales data.
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« Reply #85 on: April 26, 2011, 05:49:43 PM »

Wow Magicka doing over 400k. I was under the impression that it was relatively mediocre and bugged. Is anyone still actually playing it? Those are great numbers of TW Shogun.
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« Reply #86 on: April 26, 2011, 06:03:23 PM »

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Wow Magicka doing over 400k. I was under the impression that it was relatively mediocre and bugged.

I haven't played it, but at the prices they they've offered it at, I came very close to picking it up. If there's anything we've learned from Steam, it's that an attractive price goes a long way.

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« Reply #87 on: April 26, 2011, 06:36:01 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on April 26, 2011, 05:49:43 PM

Wow Magicka doing over 400k. I was under the impression that it was relatively mediocre and bugged.

It is, and certainly doesn't deserve the number of sales it has in my opinion.
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« Reply #88 on: April 27, 2011, 03:24:21 AM »

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Quote from: kronovan on April 26, 2011, 05:49:43 PM

Wow Magicka doing over 400k. I was under the impression that it was relatively mediocre and bugged.

I haven't played it, but at the prices they they've offered it at, I came very close to picking it up. If there's anything we've learned from Steam, it's that an attractive price goes a long way.

Judging by those numbers, it doesn't even require an attractive price.  Most of those top 10 sold at full retail.  6 of the top 10 sold at $50 or more per unit.  Yes, attractive price will move more units, but the higher prices which folks are willing to pay are generating decent revenues - 9.9 million for Q1 for Shogun 2 is nothing to sneeze at.
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« Reply #89 on: April 27, 2011, 06:08:51 PM »

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Quote from: kronovan on April 26, 2011, 05:49:43 PM

Wow Magicka doing over 400k. I was under the impression that it was relatively mediocre and bugged.

It is, and certainly doesn't deserve the number of sales it has in my opinion.

It wasn't mediocre but it wasn't a triple-A title either.  It was certainly buggy though with broken multiplayer and numerous bugs/crashes on release.  Still, it was well worth the $5 I imagine a lot of people payed for it.  After all a game I wouldn't touch for $25 is certainly more attractive at $5 or even $10 and Steam has those sales a lot smile
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« Reply #90 on: June 11, 2011, 10:11:03 AM »

just what everyone wanted:  Facebook integration.
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« Reply #91 on: June 11, 2011, 10:21:44 AM »

I have become somewhat soured on steam since learning about the 2 tier charging system, us aussies get to pay a huge amount more on any of the newer games.
Steam sales are still a good thing but I will always buy newer AAA titles somewhare else from now on.

Facebook I could care less about
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« Reply #92 on: June 11, 2011, 11:01:00 AM »

GoG.com gives you Aussies store credit back the difference between the US and AU price.

Sadly, they don't have many newer games, but it seems they're branching out to it.
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« Reply #93 on: June 11, 2011, 02:21:12 PM »

That price difference Australians have to pay is just karma for your damn archaic censorship system actually having an effect on the content many of us get to play Tongue.
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« Reply #94 on: June 11, 2011, 10:39:57 PM »

Thanks for the tip on GoG Turtle

cheeba you are probly correct there, thats the problem when you have pollies that don't comprehend that life as they know it has changed and is still changing at a ever increasing rapid rate.

It's like having that conversation where someone will say kids these days don't talk to each other all they do is text, well guess what.. they are talking in their way, your way is gone and in 5yrs it will be some other way,
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« Reply #95 on: June 14, 2011, 06:48:41 PM »

They've started adding support for free to play games now.

of course if you're in Australia you have to pay 50 bucks for them biggrin
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« Reply #96 on: June 15, 2011, 02:38:12 PM »

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They've started adding support for free to play games now.

of course if you're in Australia you have to pay 50 bucks for them biggrin

I have only played Champions (briefly). Any opinions about the other 4 games being offered?
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« Reply #97 on: June 15, 2011, 03:05:11 PM »

Ah, finally I can have Champions in Steam without having to add a non-Steam game to the interface. And it has achievements. Tons of them! More than 700, in fact! I hope they're awarded retroactively. slywink
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« Reply #98 on: June 15, 2011, 04:16:55 PM »

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They've started adding support for free to play games now.

of course if you're in Australia you have to pay 50 bucks for them biggrin

I have only played Champions (briefly). Any opinions about the other 4 games being offered?

Global agenda is pretty cool, though I have only played about 5-6 hours of it on a trial version some time ago.
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« Reply #99 on: June 17, 2011, 03:00:34 PM »

OK< this got a WTF from me when I saw it on the new release list.  Hardware on Steam?
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« Reply #100 on: June 17, 2011, 03:03:23 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 17, 2011, 03:00:34 PM

OK< this got a WTF from me when I saw it on the new release list.  Hardware on Steam?

Did I miss some Portal 2 features?   eek  The stuff he's doing to those boxes in the video isn't anything I've ever seen before.
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« Reply #101 on: June 17, 2011, 03:21:05 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 17, 2011, 03:03:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 17, 2011, 03:00:34 PM

OK< this got a WTF from me when I saw it on the new release list.  Hardware on Steam?

Did I miss some Portal 2 features?   eek  The stuff he's doing to those boxes in the video isn't anything I've ever seen before.

it says in the description:

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This includes Sixense levels that were designed specifically for motion gaming to harness the full capabilities of the Razer Hydra, the way games were meant to be played.
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« Reply #102 on: June 17, 2011, 03:41:01 PM »

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This includes Sixense levels that were designed specifically for motion gaming to harness the full capabilities of the Razer Hydra, the way games were meant to be played.

Hm.  I thought nVidia was the way games were meant to be played. Now I'm confused! Have I been doing it wrong?
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« Reply #103 on: June 17, 2011, 05:40:10 PM »

That's a steamy wii.
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« Reply #104 on: June 17, 2011, 05:41:05 PM »

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« Reply #105 on: June 17, 2011, 06:00:13 PM »

How long does it take to download?
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« Reply #106 on: June 17, 2011, 06:17:07 PM »

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How long does it take to download?

You have to reverse engineer that machine Jeff Bridges used in Tron.
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« Reply #107 on: June 17, 2011, 08:04:51 PM »

Quote from: Moliere on June 15, 2011, 02:38:12 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 14, 2011, 06:48:41 PM

They've started adding support for free to play games now.

of course if you're in Australia you have to pay 50 bucks for them biggrin

I have only played Champions (briefly). Any opinions about the other 4 games being offered?

Forsaken World is supposed to be a decent MMORPG. I haven't played it yet myself, but my friends that are seem to be enjoying it.
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« Reply #108 on: June 17, 2011, 08:10:17 PM »

I downloaded Spiral Knights and played it for a few minutes. It's definitely a light MMO but looked like it would be fun to play with a few friends. Kind of a hack and slash with cutesy characters, but it has a dungeon system that requires you to get progressively geared. And that's just the first area, I don't know what happens when you get out of that area.
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« Reply #109 on: June 18, 2011, 04:07:38 AM »

Yeah I've put a few hours into Spiral Knights and it seems ok. The catch with it is that everything requires energy. You get 1 energy point every 13.2 minutes. It requires 10 energy to go into a dungeon. Then another 10 energy per level in the dungeon. If you die it costs 2 energy to revive the first time, then 4, then progressively more. You can buy energy through the "crowns" (money) you make in the dungeons, but since crafting takes 50 energy per item, you're often stuck without energy to play. So it's the kind of game you can really only play every other day or so, which is OK for me.
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« Reply #110 on: June 18, 2011, 03:26:53 PM »

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Yeah I've put a few hours into Spiral Knights and it seems ok. The catch with it is that everything requires energy. You get 1 energy point every 13.2 minutes. It requires 10 energy to go into a dungeon. Then another 10 energy per level in the dungeon. If you die it costs 2 energy to revive the first time, then 4, then progressively more. You can buy energy through the "crowns" (money) you make in the dungeons, but since crafting takes 50 energy per item, you're often stuck without energy to play. So it's the kind of game you can really only play every other day or so, which is OK for me.

Ah I see, I didn't play long enough to run into that issue. So it's sort of like a hack and slash MMO mixed with a Facebook game :/
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« Reply #111 on: June 20, 2011, 08:31:49 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on June 17, 2011, 08:04:51 PM

Quote from: Moliere on June 15, 2011, 02:38:12 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 14, 2011, 06:48:41 PM

They've started adding support for free to play games now.

of course if you're in Australia you have to pay 50 bucks for them biggrin

I have only played Champions (briefly). Any opinions about the other 4 games being offered?

Forsaken World is supposed to be a decent MMORPG. I haven't played it yet myself, but my friends that are seem to be enjoying it.


I'm dragging myself away from FW as we speak (okay, type) - it is reminiscent of FFXI, imo.  Since I'm 99% a console player, I'm having trouble adjusting to the flood of new and unfamiliar info, but I really like it.  It has it's issues, but "free" is FREE, of course. And it gives my thumbs a rest, which is nice...

Is anyone else here playing it?  As usual, I can Craft up a storm, not so good at partying, but if you need "stuff" just send me a Friend thingie and if I can figure out how to answer it, whatever I can make, fish, cook, etc., is yours!

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« Reply #112 on: June 20, 2011, 09:42:27 PM »

Quote from: mytocles on June 20, 2011, 08:31:49 PM

Quote from: kronovan on June 17, 2011, 08:04:51 PM

Quote from: Moliere on June 15, 2011, 02:38:12 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 14, 2011, 06:48:41 PM

They've started adding support for free to play games now.

of course if you're in Australia you have to pay 50 bucks for them biggrin

I have only played Champions (briefly). Any opinions about the other 4 games being offered?

Forsaken World is supposed to be a decent MMORPG. I haven't played it yet myself, but my friends that are seem to be enjoying it.


I'm dragging myself away from FW as we speak (okay, type) - it is reminiscent of FFXI, imo.  Since I'm 99% a console player, I'm having trouble adjusting to the flood of new and unfamiliar info, but I really like it.  It has it's issues, but "free" is FREE, of course. And it gives my thumbs a rest, which is nice...

Is anyone else here playing it?  As usual, I can Craft up a storm, not so good at partying, but if you need "stuff" just send me a Friend thingie and if I can figure out how to answer it, whatever I can make, fish, cook, etc., is yours!

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« Reply #113 on: June 21, 2011, 01:47:28 PM »

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You couldn't be more wr... wro... okay, right! But I have a plan this time.  Okay, it's not that great, but I did vow never to start or run a clan or guild ever again... and so far I've stuck to that.  I joined the "freshman guild" which is a place u can get the benefits (ie, certain quests only available through a guild) but won't feel so damned umbilically attached to the game.  That's the theory anyway, lol.

I'm not a great player and I solo almost everything so I can work at my own speed, which is why I don't join parties often.  I still enjoy seeing and "hearing" the people around me though and occasionally answering a question or providing an item to folks who need them.  It makes the game more real-life-y I guess.   

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« Reply #114 on: July 17, 2011, 05:04:08 AM »

looks like they are trying to get people better download rates: http://store.steampowered.com/news/5856/
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« Reply #115 on: July 18, 2011, 03:11:19 AM »

Hah, Mytocles created a real guild now (with a bunch of GT people there). You're screwed now!
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« Reply #116 on: July 18, 2011, 04:57:07 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 17, 2011, 05:04:08 AM

looks like they are trying to get people better download rates: http://store.steampowered.com/news/5856/

Considering how popular the service is now, and how it's based all around downloading, it's probably more like they want to minimize their bandwidth costs.

Also, they're essentially using streaming techniques for bits and parts of larger files, once only used for streaming movies and the like. A good idea as well. It's a more complex and processor intensive system, but the reduction in bandwidth costs for them should make it worthwhile.
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« Reply #117 on: July 18, 2011, 06:22:41 PM »

Duh, you need better bandwidth to download controllers. I guess about 8 inches wide should do.
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« Reply #118 on: August 11, 2011, 12:30:53 AM »

Trading beta FAQ:  https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=6748-ETSG-5417

and before you get too excited, it's only for Steam Gifts and TF2 items.  they aren't planning on letting people trade used games.
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« Reply #119 on: August 11, 2011, 04:20:33 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 11, 2011, 12:30:53 AM

Trading beta FAQ:  https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=6748-ETSG-5417

and before you get too excited, it's only for Steam Gifts and TF2 items.  they aren't planning on letting people trade used games.

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