Discussion in 'Games' started by ShRoOmAlIsTiC, Jun 24, 2010.
Assassins creed III on GG for $4.99!
According to Big Picture on Steam, tomorrow it starts........ (via reddit: http://i.imgur.com/a8mMczl.jpg)
That's in an hour and a half. o.0
SUMMER SALE IS LIVE
Spoiler: Looks like they had technical difficulties for the first 5 minutes.
Don't forget to vote!
Is anyone up for doing a 4pack split of PayDay2? It comes out to $7.5 each person
I was tempted to go for the Anno 2070 pack, but I noticed that Uplay is required
I wanted to try Anno 2070 but lifetime 3 install limit on Steam is a crime, no thanks.
I think I have this game. It took me HOURS to get UPlay working before I could even get to the game. The requirement for UPlay and the install limit you mentioned are more than enough for me to stay well away from anything by I-can't-even-remember-who-developed-it.
Edit: Second-thoughts about the gif I originally attached.
Not to imply I condone anything, but with DRM this aggressive, I find the following gif sadly relevant.
Car = Paying customers
Bus = DRM
Crosswalk = Pirates
Gabe owns my wallet. Just pre-ordered ULTRA SSF4, got Walking Dead S2, the Far Cry Pack and Just Cause Pack. The funny thing is that I already own Far Cry 2 and Just Cause. Getting the pack was actually cheaper than getting the individual games that I was missing.
I've got to uninstall the Android app or else I won't have any left for the rest of the month.
Does walking dead season 2 get you all chapters as they release?
I just got PayDay2 for $6 and Bioshock infinite for $7.50
Steam sales are great, but I'm promising myself I will play these. I have close to a hundred games in my library and only installed a handful.
Payday 2 is so damn good. I already have 25 hours in it, and I got it on the 19th!
Heck, with the Humble Bundles I think I have close to 500 games in my Steam library. I bet I won't even get to install some of them.
Omerta - City of Gangsters FREE for a limited time
Consortium 1.2 Master Edition $4.99
So it turns out the Steam Summer Adventure thing with the points is actually being rigged. Seems like a waste of time formulating such a wild complicated and rather random thing when you're just going to rig the winners everyday anyway...
There's mention on reddit that everyone on there is going to try and make each colour team win at least twice each to make it fair, but they only have 150K subscribers (out of the 7 million on steam). There's also a rather interesting video on youtube of the summer adventure bar chart doing some rather strange things to ensure one team is a clear leader.
I don't understand, why have it in the first place?
I dunno.. I made an assumption that it was yesterday watching the colors change each day. But, since I'm not level 8 yet, I'm not getting credit for voting yet anyway, so
I suspect it is a ploy to drive traffic/card trades/card sales. A few days ago and I did the math. The leader was almost exactly 4 times higher than second place. The same trend existed for virtually every day.
Frankly, I like it better that everyone wins twice and there's really only a competition on a day or two. No one is really a loser that way.
why call it a competition then.
I'm tired of the "everyone wins/no loser" BS.
I think people forget what a competition is...
Not to belittle the point, but are we really discussing rather or not it's fair, that a group of completely randomly selected people, from several different countries, might not have spent more than another similarly selected group, in a 24 hour period, on digital games, thereby providing a completely differently random selected people, a chance at winning three items on a wishlist??
Exactly, it's completely random who ends up in what team so if all the big spenders end up on one team, there's no chance the other teams would win. There was never an intrinsic degree of fairness so they made it artificially fair. Yeah, they no doubt are getting a TON of flak for this but imagine the flak they would get if one team won 10+ times in a row. PR. Nightmare.
how would that be a PR nightmare?
I think it's worse that they d*** around with the results and give an illusion of randomness,
That puts into doubts whether or not 30 people at "random" are getting 3 games from their wishlist.
If they rigged the results, what is to say they haven't rigged who wins the games?
I think you are too invested in this, there's really no point in discussing this further on this thread. Personally, I think it's ok the fact that everyone gets a chance but I do agree they could have executed it better and certainly advertised it better.
I would be very happy if they merely said "everyone will have a chance to win on two days of the sale" instead of formulating this smoke and mirrors crap about "random" team colours and what not. Seems like a very sneaky and sly way to push up sales of summer cards and tokens.
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