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Current sales/deals on games (steam, impulse, etc.)

Discussion in 'Games' started by ShRoOmAlIsTiC, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. DannibusX

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    I couldn't really get into it. I tried a couple of times, but it just wouldn't grab me. I'll give it a go again someday. I only paid $5 for it on an earlier Steam sale, so it was no big loss.
     
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    I bought it, $10 here, cheap but still GAAY!
     
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    Want to play "Back to the Future" Epi 1 for free?

    Here you go

    Just need a Telltale account
     
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    Impulse was bought by Gamestop.
     
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    If they buy Steam/Valve Ill be impressed. Until then meh.
     
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    Nooooooooooooo!!:(
     
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    Steve Nix the executive in charge of digital distribution for id software left to join Gamestop.

    Gamestop will be closing 200 retail stores this year and investing $100 million in digital initiatives, technology systems and loyalty program support.
     
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    The days of physical media are coming to a close. Its about time.

    You're welcome console community.......again.

    Sincerely,
    The PC Community.
     
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    I don't think Gamestop buying Impulse has anything to do with the XBOX 360 or Playstation 3.

     
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    It's a shame. Stardock has a very egalitarian corporate outlook, which was very refreshing in the age of EA and Activision. I always bought stuff from Impulse in hopes of supporting them. Looks like I won't have to bother, now.
     
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    They closed 200 retail stores.....dealing mostly in console sales. Next gen will be aiming at digital distribution.
     
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    idk, not everyone has unlimited caps on their internet, or even a 5Mb/s line or faster....

    If next-gen does digital , they will probably implement a DRM where your unique console ID thing is checked with if it was purchased or not or something like that. and Hackers will find a way to make the DRM think that they are running one of the purchased games while it really is running a pirated game :p
     
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    dunno about you but netseped is far cheaper than gas here. Also providers like cox and quest have no caps.

    on topic picked up avp last night, 5$ is 5$. besides it's one of the games in W1z's reviews and he has the bench demo set to where you cna run it and compare. that alone is worth the 5$ to me.
     
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    If you have a cap on your internet, change providers. If you can't change providers either complain like hell or get a new hobby that isn't web related.
     
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    Thing is, around the world, even in the US and Canada, outside of big cities, uncapped internet is expensive. Console gamers don't always have the money PC gamers have. Considering the cost of a console right now, you can't really buy a PC capable of gaming + gamepad for <300$. I know some TPUer here that have slow ass internet with tiny caps that live in remote places in the US that pay a ton for their internet and they have no choice

    There would be a riot if people had to download 10GB games and wait for god knows how long for their games
     
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    Games go gold usually about 1 month to 1.5 months ahead of time, not many games are going to be only digital, so a preload should be possible for just about any game out there.

    I sadly think internet speeds will be getting monthly caps soon anyways for everyone. Almost anywhere else in the world, people are capped, and I just heard a US provider started capping, it's only time till the rest follow. Perfect time to start capping, is when digital distribution is becoming huge, when we need more bandwidth.
     
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    I've blown my monthly limit out of the water I think every month since I noticed they imposed it. Not a word from my ISP yet.
     
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    Here in Montreal, we have horrible caps by the big companies, and we ALMOST had a pay by the GB kinda thing forced on us, but thankfully it was finally refused.

    Only uncapped plans are business ones, and you know thats expensive. However, plans are becoming better, before caps were 3/30/60/90 respectively now, since the 1st of this month 5/50/90/120:

    http://www.videotron.com/service/internet-services/internet-access

    However, it is 8$/GB when you go over

    We do have 14% tax here, so you have to take that into consideration looking at the prices. 33/50/64/76$ after tax
     
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    No it's actually good IMO. Not without it's faults, but definitely worth $5.
     
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    this video is so you

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9EhvDAMjWc
     
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    AVP for $5 is a steal. I will be buying this when I get home from work :toast: ...besides AVP is one of the only games that show's off Directx 11 properly (DirectX 11 High-Definition Ambient Occlusion (AO), DirectX 11 Enhanced Shadows, Hardware Tessellation: Character and Detail, etc...)
     
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    yup the alien campaign is awesome. Finally gave me the feeling I was looking for in batman aa. All your enemies (wave for the predators) are frightened of you and will panic when they see you. You can truly disappear and then pop out of nowhere. Can be disorienting at times but once you get the hang of it it's gotta be some of the funnes stuff I've done in a game. Almost up there with portal.

    now predators seem cripled. jumps have to be well planned, energy for 2 good shots only then down to melee, and not as impressive in melee as I would have expected.

    Haven't played as marine yet. Just wish the alien campaign was longer.
     
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    Thats horrible if I had 120Mbit internet I would want unlimited bandwidth
     
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    That's Montreal for you :/
     

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