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121  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: MS Store: 1200 points ($14.99 value) for $4.99 on: May 26, 2013, 02:36:08 AM
BTW, I only ordered one card and received confirmation from MS. Some greedy idiots are using the code to order dozens of cards, and it looks like some of them are having all of their orders cancelled. Just a friendly warning to go easy on the code.
122  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / MS Store: 1200 points ($14.99 value) for $4.99 on: May 26, 2013, 02:30:22 AM
From Cheapassgamer:


Yes; 2/3 off! There is tax added in some states (even though the points shouldn't be taxable) so it will be 5.xx in some states. May or may not work outside the US since MS knows where you live.

Go to www.microsoftstore.com and add a 1200 point card to your cart, normal price 14.99. Put in the following code and redeem:

XboxEMWA67xd8o4gh

Here is the link to the card:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/productID.255252000?ClickID=ats0ovr05ztvr0aryzowy90zrvtottw0kllr


This will subtract $10 making your cost $4.99. I don't think it will make a difference if you use the credit card associated with your XBL account. You will get an email with the code; sometimes it takes 20-30 mins. The code is reusable so you can place multiple orders ... but be nice and leave some for other CAGs. It does say that there is a limit to the number of times the code can be used.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 26, 2013, 02:21:36 AM
I've been reading quite a bit about the probable performance difference between the PS4 and the Xbox One. Blogs and forums are estimating the PS4 is anywhere from 40% to 66% more powerful. But I'm wondering if that extra power is even needed. It seems to me that the limiting factor for the next several years will be 1080P HDTV screens. A PC with mid-tier GPU can already run the most tasking games in 1080P with most bells and whistles. I'm currently running Sleeping Dogs with ultra textures, highest congestion levels, and every other bell and whistle, and my Alienware X51 easily maintains 60FPS on my HDTV.

 I suppose Sony may have a leg up with 4K content, but the adoption rate of those TVs is several years away.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray and new kinect(EDGE) on: May 22, 2013, 11:56:56 AM
The nearly flawless integration of the wireless Xbox 360 controller on the vast majority of PC games has significantly reduced my use of the Xbox 360, and it will probably kill most of my initial graphics 'wow' factor that most people will get from the initial jump to the new consoles.

on my Alienware X51 I'm already using Steam to play Dishonored, Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3, Sleeping Dogs, Metro Last Light, Resident Evil, etc, all in true 1080P, with SSAA, advanced PhysX, tessellation, all with an Xbox 360 controller.

my point here is that unless MS gets off their asses and creates some truly unique exclusive IPs, I have no reason to buy an Xbox One, because the 3rd party experience is better on the PC. I'm not tied to the Xbox Live multiplayer ecosystem, so that part holds no value to me. the only piece of the puzzle that was previously missing from the PC experience was that I could not use a mouse and keyboard comfortably in my living room as a control scheme, and a few years ago gaming controller support sucked on the PC. In the past few years developers have made most games play flawlessly with a wireless 360 controller.

Meanwhile, Sony's strong internal development will force me to buy a PS4. I'll never see Uncharted, Killzone, Infamous, God of War, or Ratchet and Clank on a PC, so the PS4 already has a reserved space in my entertainment center.

For me it's all about the games. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and YouTube are all integrated into my TV already. I don't need to pay MS to be a middleman.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Metro: Last Light on: May 17, 2013, 11:44:33 PM
Ordinarily I purchase PC FPS titles once they fall to about $30. But after hearing about the conditions the developers worked in, I decided to splurge on the game now.

And unfortunately, it is the first game in the past few years that I'm unable to play. For some reason it appears that 4A screwed up their HDTV HDMI support, so when I tried to load the game it auto-defaults to a resolution 1440x480. When I go into the video options to change the resolution, none exist,and the game crashes to desktop if I click on the resolution slider.

They apparently put out a patch which fixed the problem, but it does not work.

<sigh> No good deed goes unpunished.

126  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [ios-] Sid Meier's Ace Patrol on: May 12, 2013, 10:51:21 PM

Quote from: Misguided on May 12, 2013, 06:42:15 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 11, 2013, 05:11:24 PM

Buyer beware. I finished up the British campaign and started into the Ameican campaign and... it's the same thing. The planes are different, but the missions seem identical and follow the exact same progression. You even start out with the same mundane tutorial missions.

The game itself is still fun, but unless the French and German campaigns are somehow different, I don't recommend anyone pay for more than the $1 British campaign.

The campaigns are all the same (you can skip the tutorial missions by choosing the accelerated option). Since there is a choice of missions, though, there should be plenty of replayability. Some have remarked that the planes feel significantly different/require different tactics, but I haven't tried yet.

Wait, just to clarify, the missions for the different countries are identical? Only the types of planes change? Or do you mean the tutorials for all countries are identical? I'm curious because 2K was touting how there are over 100 missions.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Gearbox and Sega get slapped with a lawsuit on: May 03, 2013, 06:47:58 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 01, 2013, 02:55:29 PM

Quote
It wasn't a playable demo. It was a carefully choreographed presentation because the whole thing would have broken apart if anyone got to actually play it. The game also had a review embargo/delivery to reviewers that prevented any reviews until after the game was released. You might think it's okay for companies to lie to potential customers in order to sell products they know are inferior to what's being promised. I don't, and I strongly doubt most other people do as well.

The embargo thing is a frequent component in this industry.  Many games arrive at your doorstep with only a few days (sometimes hours?!) before release. Games like Blood Dragon where the game is worthy, those games show up usually well in advance.  Games like Colonial Marines show up the day before.   When I started playing this and realized what was going on I took a day off of my regular job to power through it and the review so people would get adequate warning before they put their hard-earned cash on the table for it.  

The thing that bothers me is that Randy and co KNEW that what they were presenting was not possible with the engine, timeline, or current in-production game.  I feel sorry for the folks at Timegate who (other than their most recent failure of a shooter) have zero experience with shooters being handed a beloved franchise as sub-contractors but given absolutely no control over their own product.  Entire levels were uncoupled and shuffled like a deck of cards (hence why the weapon unlocks are so mangled and ass backwards), major story elements were changed, canon ignored, etc. etc. but since Sega was still happy enough to throw money down the Gearbox hole (which was, from all accounts, promptly used to make Borderlands and Borderlands 2) the end product was never going to be close to the thing that we were shown at E3.  I think him calling it "Actual gameplay" multiple times is what chafes my ass the most.  They showed us a top-tier 360 game and delivered a bottom-rung original Xbox game.  

I've played plenty of games that looked one way at E3 and came out completely changed at the end.  The difference here is that those changes were shouted from the rooftops - this was slipped in under cover of night and set on fire like a bag of flaming dog shit on my porch.  

I see your point. However, holding developers and publishers responsible for the disparity between a demo and finished product is a slippery slope. The consumers simply needed to wait ONE HOUR after release to learn the disappointing truth about the gameplay. Reviews were flying around minutes after the embargo lifted. And you need to admit, the rumor mill was already swirling with talk about the game being a train wreck. In my opinion this is a frivolous lawsuit. Sega suing Gearbox....that might have some merit, if they took funds for Aliens and siphoned those off to Borderlands.

The potential increased litigation risk and costs to honest developers if this case is won outweighs the potential benefits the consumer will obtain in any remedy. I don't want the gaming industry exposed to idiots like this:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/this_guy_has_beef_INmGhCqPuJp7RqsFuMJYbI



128  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Final Fantasy Tactics sequel on: April 28, 2013, 08:55:29 AM
And people thought EA was the devil.......
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Worlds of Magic Kickstarter -- successor to Master of Magic on: April 21, 2013, 06:11:24 PM
Worlds of Magic, Torment, Wasteland 2, Shadowrun Returns, Broken Age, etc, etc...

If these games turn out well, Kickstarter will have my eternal gratitude. Its a wonderful time to be a gamer.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Er...Is Anyone Else Going To Run Out of HDMI Ports? on: April 14, 2013, 10:40:11 PM

Quote from: The Grue on April 12, 2013, 06:53:09 PM

For those interested, this is what I bought:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0049S6ZUS/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It has worked great and it also is autoswitching, so as soon as it detects a new signal, it switches over to it.  I only ever have one device turned on at a time, but since I have my 360 and WiiU plugged into it, if I already had the WiiU on and I wanted to see something on the 360, I could just turn on the 360 and it would switch over.

Anyway, just wanted to share in case others want some solutions.

Thanks for the link. I'll grab one immediately. I also need to buy a new entertainment center because I've officially run out of room. Maybe something similar to what HankRaptor posted. icon_eek
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Better for PC gaming: Windows 7 or Windows 8? on: April 13, 2013, 10:08:01 AM
I have Windows 8, and every single game in my Steam library that I have checked works on it flawlessly. in certain cases the games even run better due to some optimizations in Win 8. And if you are a fan of the standard windows start menu, you can always add it in easily.
132  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PS Vita Impressions! Vita Digital Purchases Beating PS3 - no NA price cuts on: April 12, 2013, 06:40:19 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on April 11, 2013, 05:47:23 AM

Just to comment on a few things here. I have 5 games on cart, 10 dl games, and 3 psp games on this 32gb stick. I still have 16 gb free! I don't like the pricing on the memory sticks at all, but this 32gb really has lasted.
So off to try gaulamelee!!!

I just downloaded Atelier Totori, which is a wonderful addition to the stable of games if you like carefree JRPGs with a heavy emphasis on alchemy. But I was stunned that the game is almost 3GB. Of course, it IS one of the the best looking title on the system.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Heads up to XBox Live Family Pack subscribers on: April 12, 2013, 06:34:51 AM
MS is going to have a difficult time with these pricing models if PS+ continues on its current trajectory. Sony constantly throws free stuff at their members, and the list always has some excellent titles. I still can't believe you need to be a Gold member on Xbox Live to view something like  Netflix.

This generation many people are tied to a specific online community, but I don't know if that will necessarily translate into the next generation.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Er...Is Anyone Else Going To Run Out of HDMI Ports? on: April 12, 2013, 05:41:08 AM
Ah, the next gen is right around the corner and I couldn't be more excited. And then I realized something....I have 4 HDMI ports on my receiver, And they are all being used:

-Alienware X51
-PS3
-Xbox 360
-Nintendo WiiU

And with the next series of consoles apparently lacking backward compatibility, and with my girlfriends fixation on getting Apple TV, I theoretically need 7 HDMI ports (!)  I still have a number of games I love and/or haven't finished on the current consoles, so I'm not about to mothball them. I'm not sure if an HDMI switcher can be used in conjunction with a receiver, but I'll be investigating that soon.

So, is anyone else out of HDMI ports? Or are most of you more dedicated to one or two gaming systems? I was really hoping this upcoming gen was going to offer backward compatibility. It sounds like MS may have "something" akin to that with a stripped down, cheaper 360 that plugs into their next box, but rumors have been wrong before.

Hmmm...or maybe I can convince her that we need another 55" plasma.... drool  
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray and new kinect(EDGE) on: April 10, 2013, 03:59:45 AM
I religiously use Steam, so the "always on" feature wont bother me....unless it is as sh!tty as Uplay.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (Win 8 Tablet) Planescape Torment, Baldur's Gate, Fallout on: April 10, 2013, 03:57:04 AM

Quote from: shon on April 09, 2013, 11:10:45 PM

I tried that on a surface but the touch interface always messed up.  Right under where I touched it would create a square box and I could see the desktop below it.  I tried several games and all had that problem.  Glad it worked for you.  I returned it right after that because that was the main reason that I bought it.


I haven't experienced that problem. Were you running a fully updated Windows 8? The only one I have problems with is Arcanum. For some reason it recognizes the stylus about 6 inches away from the actual point that I am tapping.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/Vita] Guacamelee on: April 10, 2013, 03:54:22 AM

Quote from: davidrobots on April 09, 2013, 11:51:24 PM

As far as the difficulty goes, the hardest parts of the game are completely optional (and hide the game's secretest of secrets), but there are some areas that will put your skills to the test. It's never as crushingly difficult as Super Meat Boy's hardest stuff, but it'll definitely give you a challenge.

The one of the bosses in particular was a pain in the ass, but it didn't make me longer than fifteen minutes to figure it out and beat him. Checkpoints are super generous, and dying during a boss fight (even during ones that have multiple stages) never feels truly painful.

Besides, the game won't take more than six hours to beat (unless you try to find everything, that is). If you don't mind a little bit more challenge in your games, I highly recommend it. The humor, the gameplay, the down right joy of exploration is totally worth it.

Hmm... glad to hear it. I've got a $10 coupon toward the PSN, so maybe I will give it a try. As I mentioned before, I really love the art style.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ATB] It's April! What's your game of the quarter? on: April 09, 2013, 10:50:35 PM
Tomb Raider.

But I'm firing up Bioshock Infinite tonight, and I'm a series fanboy. So my choice my change in a day or two.  icon_lol
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/Vita] Guacamelee on: April 09, 2013, 10:46:28 PM
I really wanted this game, but:

Many of the levelsí later sections require absolutely perfect timing and precision, tasking you with perfectly chaining long strings of Juanís moves together to navigate a winding path lined with buzz saws. One wrong move in these sections means starting all the way at the beginning. Later boss fights not only require an absolute memorization of all moves learned to that point, but they also need lightning quick reflexes and pattern recognition in order to move past them. One boss killed me at least a few dozen times before I finally got the hang of it and was able to defeat him and continue on my quest.

I'm past the point in my life where I have the time or inclination to play a game where I need to time everything perfectly, or get pushed back to the beginning of an area. Couple that with overly difficult bosses, and the game becomes a no-purchase for me. Its a shame, because I love the concept and and art style.
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / (Win 8 Tablet) Planescape Torment, Baldur's Gate, Fallout on: April 09, 2013, 09:51:38 PM
I recently purchased an MS Surface Pro Tablet. I downloaded Torment, Fallout, Icewind Dale, Baldur's Gate, etc from GOG. I was very pleased to learn that they all have native touch screen support! WHY didnt any of you tell me this ?!?!

Using your stylus makes scrolling the screen much easier, but you can basically control everything via touch. (movement, screen drag, spell casting, dialogue, etc) The only tweaks I made were to the combat rules in the gameplay options, so that I had more time to respond in battles. I toggled pause on sighting enemy. I haven't needed my keyboard at all, with the exception of typing in my character's name when I generated my own character. But you can even bypass that by choosing preset names.

With the widescreen mod and increased font size patch, all of these games look they they were created recently. Everything is absolutely stunning in 1080p!! Honestly, the games look more beautiful than some of the RPGs released in the past few years.

An RPG renaissance on my tablet.
141  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Newsgroup Question on: April 08, 2013, 07:29:21 PM
Hmm...Newsbin sent me this:


Newsbin  stores  most  data compressed and for that matter most header
downloads  are  compressed.  If it reported 22 giga downloaded, that's
probably  how  much downloaded but, over the Internet, it was probably
closer  to  2.2 Gb of data over the net compressed by a factor of 10
or  so.  Same  thing  for  what's  stored  on  disk.  Newsbin  uses  a
combination  of  real  and  logical  compression to store trimmed down
versions of the downloaded data.

142  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Newsgroup Question on: April 08, 2013, 03:56:13 PM
Usenet newbie.

Er...How much bandwidth do headers take up? I'm using a new client (Newsbin), and I toggled some feature where it is downloading a bunch of default group headers that loaded when I installed the software. I walked away for 15 minutes, and noticed it was still updating. I looked at the traffic, and in the lower right corner it says "Count of all data downloaded: 22.8GB" And it continued to climb.

Clearly my HD isn't showing over 20GB of data added to it, as the DATA-DOWNLOAD folder is only showing 852mb. So what is this tracking? How does my ISP account for that number? Did I just use 20GB of bandwidth in 15 minutes?

 retard
143  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Airport Express - a decade or so of Hell on: April 08, 2013, 06:46:06 AM
Why did I come here and read this? 20 minutes ago I ordered a 5th generation Airport Extreme from Apple, after reading about 500 glowing reviews from Amazon and Anandtech. I currently have a D-Link router which I need to reset about once a month, and it chokes fairly easily/disconnects during Amazon movie streaming.

It also has a problem running music from my itouch to my Samsung DAE750 via airplay. The connection becomes unstable whenever something else in the house uses the wireless connection simultaneously.

I'm hoping the Apple Airport Extreme is made of sterner stuff than your experience with the Express. I've been impressed with every Apple product I've owned- iTouch, iPad, iPhone. I plan on grabbing a Macbook Pro with the Haswell refresh.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What 360 should I buy? on: March 30, 2013, 12:22:49 AM
Go with the 250gb version. MS has some great exclusive arcade titles that would fill that tiny drive up very quickly. Also, I always recommend installing the game. in some instances it does speed up load times, and reduce stuttering.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I did it! One less console in the house... on: March 27, 2013, 05:58:50 AM
I'll wondering if MS is going to have any heavyweight exclusives next gen. They have gutted most of their internal studios, and Epic has already mentioned their regrets above having made Gears of War a one console exclusive. I'm thinking any future Gears titles will have a home with Sony also.

Considering that I'm not a Forza fan, and Fable 3 ruined the series for me, there isn't much gaming left that MS has to offer me from their own exclusive stable. Meanwhile, Sony has been ramping up internal development, they purchased the excellent developer Sucker Punch, and they are co-developing Final Fantasy XV, so that will be a Sony exclusive. They are also working hard to make Playstation Plus much more attractive than Xbox Live.

I just wish I didn't hate the Playstation controller so much......I vastly prefer offset analog sticks, and third party controllers are all lackluster.

I purchased both MS systems on day one. From a games perspective,  I'm hoping they differentiate enough to warrant having both systems. Sony already has my dollars lined up. But for me it is all about games. I never bought into the whole "Xbox as your entertainment hub" mentality that seems to drive Microsoft. If they don't have some killer exclusives, I'm willing to wait indefinitely on that purchase.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War: Judgement on: March 25, 2013, 08:08:16 AM
ATB-

Can you speak a little more about the SP campaign. Gears has been one of my favorite series of this generation, but I don't play multiplayer. I've read that Judgement is almost solely focused on multiplayer, and the campaign is fragmented, the missions are very short, and there are no "epic" set pieces.

Is it worth a purchase for SP only?
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: March 25, 2013, 03:40:01 AM
I just completed Tomb Raider. This is easily my game of the year so far. Impressive set pieces, fun combat, and the best interpretation of Lara yet. It also featured the most entertaining bow usage I've seen in any game.

I'm hoping Bioshock Infinite unseats Tomb Raider for my favorite game of 2013, but it won't be easy. And that is coming from someone who is a Bioshock fanboy.
148  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / (PC) XCOM: Enemy Unknown *Steam Key* SOLD on: March 22, 2013, 11:29:03 AM
I already own XCOM on the consoles, and I'm about to get a copy of the PC version of the game from a pre-order. I was curious if anyone would be willing to purchase my upcoming, unused Steam Key.

Looking for:

Steam $15 gift card code
Amazon $15 gift card code
Xbox live points for DLC
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War: Judgement on: March 18, 2013, 08:18:14 AM
from Destructoid: "Missions are short, lasting no more than a few minutes....by far the least memorable of all Gears campaigns in terms of story"

.....aaaaaand per-order cancelled, as I'm mostly a single player gamer.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: March 05, 2013, 07:35:10 AM
I'm really enjoying the game also. It is a massive step up for the last game. They seem to have studied the mechanics of the Uncharted and Batman titles, and incorporated small portions of it into their design.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: WiiU: Worth the Investment? on: March 04, 2013, 01:53:10 AM

Quote from: corruptrelic on March 04, 2013, 01:48:46 AM

$335 shipped:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Wii-U-Latest-Model-Deluxe-Set-32-GB-Black-Console-/170989825226?pt=Video_Games&hash=item27cfc9acca

Seems to be about the going price now for a new one on Ebay.

I'm still on the fence about the Wii U mainly because they left out DVD/Blu-ray to "save money", but they have backwards compatibility and free online multiplayer going for them, so might bite the bullet as soon as it drops by $50.

Definitely not a bad price, but for an extra $14 at Newegg I can get a bundle with the game ZombiU ($40-$60 value depending upon where you buy), and a pro controller ($50 value). Neither of these are included in the normal deluxe set.
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: WiiU: Worth the Investment? on: March 03, 2013, 09:09:53 AM
That Lego game looks fairly awesome, but you guys had me at Shin Megami x Fire Emblem. Those are two of my favorite series.

Bayonetta and anything Shin Megami make the system an insta-buy. Now I'm just hoping I enjoy ZombiU. I'm a sucker for survival horror, so I'll keep my fingers crossed.
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WiiU: Worth the Investment? on: March 03, 2013, 04:29:27 AM
NewEgg is running a promotion where you can get a deluxe WiiU ZombiU Edition for $349.
This includes a WiiU Deluxe, Nintendo Land, ZombiU, and a Pro Controller. Seems like a great deal. My only problem is that I'm not a fan of any of the staple Nintendo franchises, except for Metroid. So far, the only games I see that really interest me are ZombiU, Monster Hunter Ultimate, Bayonetta (HUGE fan of this) and The Wonderful 101. Other than that I see nothing else, and I'm certain I'll purchase all 3rd party titles for the Xbox.

So, is it worth the investment? Am I forgetting any Nintendo exclusive games that looks good? Ones that aren't Mario?
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [?] Buying an iPad Soon[ on: February 17, 2013, 05:50:07 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on February 17, 2013, 05:19:28 PM


Thanks for bringing me up. Eco-logic, I'll sell my 4th generation 64GB ipad to you for $549. I haven't had time to place it on the Amazon marketplace yet. Mint condition.


1) I don't recommend 16GB to anyone. Always get more storage space, especially with the direction apps, comic and movies are moving. A few of my newest apps clock in at 3250-500mb. 1 HD moie can be anywhere from 1 to 6GB.  Get at least 32GB.

2) Unfortunately, you'll be converting most of your movies and TV episodes. ipad doesn't support MKV files, for example. Luckily, Handbrake (a free program) makes conversion simple, and it is easy to use. PM me if you have any problems using the program. It now supports subtitles, btw:
http://handbrake.fr/

3) The Logitech keyboard is good.

4) Man, almost EVERY app is better on the ipad. smile  It depends on what type of genres you like.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/Vita] Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time on: February 16, 2013, 03:25:08 PM
I played the demo and really enjoyed it. I'm going to purchase this as soon as I complete the HD Collection.
156  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Cannot Update Steam on: February 16, 2013, 05:15:51 AM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on February 16, 2013, 03:52:41 AM

If you can login to the client then go access the setting windows then try changing the Download Region to other location at the Download + Cloud tab. Try several location if it still doesn't work.

Here are the latest client update note:

Changes:
- Fixed texture corruption when using the Game Overlay in OpenGL games
- Fixed failing to do HTTP downloads from hosts that started with a numeral  <--- Maybe this bug is the cause of your problem.
- Linux - Added X window manager name to system info dialog


I can't log in because Steam automatically tries to update before entering the client. But I think something may be wrong on their end. Their website is loading VERY slowly, and when I attempted to reinstall Steam I can't even download the 1.6mb file from their site. It times out.

Are you guys able to log in without incident? Perhaps they're getting flooded due to the Linux release?
157  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Cannot Update Steam on: February 16, 2013, 02:54:40 AM
I'm having issues updating Steam. Whenever I attempt to do so, it begins the download for several seconds and then gives me the message: "Error. You must be connected to the Internet for this update." Then the update promptly exits unfinished. At first I thought it was an issue with my wi-fi laptop connection. I went to myspeedtest.com, and everything reports back normally. I'm also able to navigate websites and download files elsewhere.

I attempted to update Steam via my gaming desktop, and I get the same error. I turned off my firewall, but this did not help.


Any suggestions?
158  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fire Emblem: Awakening coming Feb. 4 2013 to North America - Finally on: February 09, 2013, 09:34:35 PM
I usually like to play games like this on hard. But out of curiosity, is it possible to slowly lose characters over time to the point where you no longer have an army strong enough to complete the game? In other words, if my characters continue dying along the storyline arc is there a "critical mass" where I have too few units left to continue?
159  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Dell Customer Service Rant- What would be your next step? on: February 08, 2013, 11:41:06 AM

Quote from: Biyobi on February 06, 2013, 11:12:05 PM

Did they say 24 contiguous hours?

They simply said "24 hours". Its absurd that something this trivial has taken so long. This started on Monday. As mentioned before, I sent the chat log AND the website screen capture. I've sent out two more e-mails, and a CSR tersely responded that they are in communication with the sales rep, the egift card department, and management. He hopes for a quick resolution.

The gift card is important, but how I am treated as a customer is even more important. When my friend's ipad was improperly engraved by Apple, their customer service department had a resolution in 1 day, and expedited a new ipad. With Dell I sent all kinds of information to make their decision easy, and I am now on day 5, checking a website that simply states "your case is under review". Perhaps this is a small glimpse into why one company is worth over 400 billion dollars, and the other was forced to go private.
160  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Dell Customer Service Rant- What would be your next step? on: February 06, 2013, 12:04:54 PM
My CSR stated they would call me within 24 hrs with a resolution........nope. no callback.
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