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Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Sun May 29, 2011 11:40 pm

All Tom Clancy games 66% off today only.

Never played any of these, are they good?
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Mon May 30, 2011 1:31 am

I'd definitely pick up the Splinter Cell games. Double Agent is the weakest of the lot, but it's still not too bad.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Mon May 30, 2011 1:45 am

The original Splinter Cell was one of my favorite games of all time. But that was primarily because it was so much different from the other shooters out there. The Rainbow Six games didn't do as much for me.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Mon May 30, 2011 7:43 am

I got HAWX/HAWX2 and it's expansion; just looking for a game like that. We'll see how it goes!
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Mon May 30, 2011 8:30 am

HAWX games are fun. Not combat flight sims at all, more like the Ace Combat sort of affair. They're definitely fun though.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Mon May 30, 2011 2:06 pm

Splinter Cell: Choas Theory was the best Tom Clancy game in my opinion. I've played all but the original from the Splinter Cell series.

Chaos Theory had better gameplay and a more interesting story than the other games in the series.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:31 pm

For those that care, there is a Call of Duty: Black Ops free weekend, as well as the game being marked down to $40.19. I figured I would give the free weekend a shot to see if the game is worth the discounted price. I wasn't much impressed with MW2, so it's going to take a lot to win me back.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:49 pm

edit: wrong thread.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:04 pm

I remember playing the original Splinter Cell on the original Xbox at a friend's place. It was probably a strong factor in my decision to go out and buy an Xbox, my first console since my parents got me a Super Nintendo for Christmas as a kid. Unfortunately, I did not find the sequels so innovative.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:06 pm

Dizik wrote:For those that care, there is a Call of Duty: Black Ops free weekend, as well as the game being marked down to $40.19. I figured I would give the free weekend a shot to see if the game is worth the discounted price. I wasn't much impressed with MW2, so it's going to take a lot to win me back.
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The sad thing is, even though MW3 is probably just as bad at many of the points, I will probably get it anyway because of boredom, unless BF3 or ME3 takes up my time when it launches.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:21 pm

cynan wrote:I remember playing the original Splinter Cell on the original Xbox at a friend's place. It was probably a strong factor in my decision to go out and buy an Xbox, my first console since my parents got me a Super Nintendo for Christmas as a kid. Unfortunately, I did not find the sequels so innovative.

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is a great chapter in the series.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:43 pm

bdwilcox wrote:
cynan wrote:I remember playing the original Splinter Cell on the original Xbox at a friend's place. It was probably a strong factor in my decision to go out and buy an Xbox, my first console since my parents got me a Super Nintendo for Christmas as a kid. Unfortunately, I did not find the sequels so innovative.

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is a great chapter in the series.

+1. I loved Chaos Theory - best Splinter Cell game IMO. Unfortunately, it went downhill after that.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:52 pm

Steam Summer sale 30 JUN - 11 JUL!

Dont miss out!
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:27 pm

Dizik wrote:For those that care, there is a Call of Duty: Black Ops free weekend, as well as the game being marked down to $40.19. I figured I would give the free weekend a shot to see if the game is worth the discounted price. I wasn't much impressed with MW2, so it's going to take a lot to win me back.


Black Ops is okay. There are some things that MW2 had right and some that Black Ops had right. It's really a preference between two considerably easy to play games. Plenty of fun if you're into it, but there's really no skill involved whatsoever. The only thing that I find truly challenging is putting a silencer on a L96A1. That way you only get one shot, it takes a few seconds to steady it enough, and it pretty much HAS to be a headshot. Otherwise you'll just lose your target. Tomahawks are one of my favorite additions to a game. SO much better than throwing knives. The wager matches are pretty fun as well.

Anyway, I will probably pick up Vegas 2 if that's included. I miss that game terribly. I might also check out the original Splinter Cell, since I've never really played it. I would get HAWX but I don't have a joystick and I've never enjoyed flying games without one. Way to go, Steam, for bringing some remarkably good games to remarkably low prices :D
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:41 pm

Just a heads up on the Splinter cell series (Splinter Cell, Pandora and Chaos Theory).

Wanting to recently play Chaos Theory again, I threw my dvd in and installed it on my Win7 64 bit machine. Yeah, that game wasn't gonna launch no matter what (run in administrator mode, run in comptability mode). Well, that was a bummer, so when Steam had it on sale for $6, I bought Chaos Theory (again), thinking Ubisoft was gonna update the Steam version.

Nope. The Ubisoft splash screen comes up, but it stutters/freezes/crashes/hard locks at that screen. If anybody has any suggestions, I'm all ears, but I haven't been able to get either my dvd or Steam version of Chaos Theory to work on Win 7 64 bit.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:03 pm

Sargent Duck wrote:Just a heads up on the Splinter cell series (Splinter Cell, Pandora and Chaos Theory).

Wanting to recently play Chaos Theory again, I threw my dvd in and installed it on my Win7 64 bit machine. Yeah, that game wasn't gonna launch no matter what (run in administrator mode, run in comptability mode). Well, that was a bummer, so when Steam had it on sale for $6, I bought Chaos Theory (again), thinking Ubisoft was gonna update the Steam version.

Nope. The Ubisoft splash screen comes up, but it stutters/freezes/crashes/hard locks at that screen. If anybody has any suggestions, I'm all ears, but I haven't been able to get either my dvd or Steam version of Chaos Theory to work on Win 7 64 bit.


saw this, don't know if it'll solve it:

Install the game
Apply: "SplinterCell3ChaosTheoryv1.05NoDVDFixedexeEuroAus"
Apply: "SplinterCell3ChaosTheoryv1.05OSFixNoDVDFixedexeEuroAus"
Apply: "scct_1.00_to_1.05_america" Patch
Play
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:10 pm

It's StarForce that's f***ing things up, as usual. Your best bet is to buy the Encore version from Newegg or another retailer since that version is StarForce free and fully patched. I just played it on Win7 64-bit and it ran like clockwork.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:49 pm

you know, Steam is 100% responsible for my hard drive getting full.
Nothing really floating my boat so far but we'll see what goes on sale later.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:13 am

Steam summer sale going on right now.

I picked up a few games tonight including both the bit.trip games for 2.50 each. Go steam go.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:34 am

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Sargent Duck wrote:Just a heads up on the Splinter cell series (Splinter Cell, Pandora and Chaos Theory).

Wanting to recently play Chaos Theory again, I threw my dvd in and installed it on my Win7 64 bit machine. Yeah, that game wasn't gonna launch no matter what (run in administrator mode, run in comptability mode). Well, that was a bummer, so when Steam had it on sale for $6, I bought Chaos Theory (again), thinking Ubisoft was gonna update the Steam version.

Nope. The Ubisoft splash screen comes up, but it stutters/freezes/crashes/hard locks at that screen. If anybody has any suggestions, I'm all ears, but I haven't been able to get either my dvd or Steam version of Chaos Theory to work on Win 7 64 bit.


saw this, don't know if it'll solve it:

Install the game
Apply: "SplinterCell3ChaosTheoryv1.05NoDVDFixedexeEuroAus"
Apply: "SplinterCell3ChaosTheoryv1.05OSFixNoDVDFixedexeEuroAus"
Apply: "scct_1.00_to_1.05_america" Patch
Play


Really. I'm going to check that out, tomorrow though. I'll update this post if that worked or not.

bdwilcox. Now that's cool. Didn't know that existed. I really don't feel like buying the same game...for the third time though.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:10 am

The Steam version lacks Starforce as well.

I'm wondering if the retail install somehow left something behind to damage the Steam install.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:06 am

I actuallyt jumped this steam sale, have enough games left from last summer and the christmas before that. On the other hand, I installed Team Fortress 2 that's now gone free. Never played it before, so I thought to give it a whirl.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:57 pm

Arg. That clever trick of patching didn't seem to work. Going to re-try my Steam game. If that doesn't work I'm going to open up a support ticket...

But in other news, how often does this happen?

http://www.amazon.com/Fallout-3-Game-Ye ... 859&sr=8-3

The retail copy is cheaper than the Steam copy!
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:24 pm

Sargent Duck wrote:Arg. That clever trick of patching didn't seem to work. Going to re-try my Steam game. If that doesn't work I'm going to open up a support ticket...

But in clever news, how often does this happen?

http://www.amazon.com/Fallout-3-Game-Ye ... 859&sr=8-3

The retail copy is cheaper than the Steam copy!


It happens pretty often, especially for newer releases and those buying from Europe. Usually better deals to be had from D2D, Gamersgate, et al over Steam on newer releases as well.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:07 pm

DancinJack wrote:Steam summer sale going on right now.

I picked up a few games tonight including both the bit.trip games for 2.50 each. Go steam go.


I'm having a terribly hard time figuring out just what's on sale. Is there a place where I can find a list as opposed to the stupid shenanigans with camp?
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:27 pm

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DancinJack wrote:Steam summer sale going on right now.

I picked up a few games tonight including both the bit.trip games for 2.50 each. Go steam go.


I'm having a terribly hard time figuring out just what's on sale. Is there a place where I can find a list as opposed to the stupid shenanigans with camp?


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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:34 pm

Torchlight for $3. This is as close to Diablo as you'll get.

Defense Grid: The Awakening for $2½. This is a well-polished tower defense game.

Dragon Age Pack for $45. This includes Dragon Age II ($36 separately) and Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition ($10.20 separately). The latter is a terrific value as it includes Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening and all nine downloadable content packs.

Tropico 3 Gold Edition for $5. Rule your own banana republic. Includes Tropico 3 Steam Special Edition ($3.74) and Tropico 3: Absolute Power ($2.49).
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:28 pm

Since it was on sale today, I picked up the Frozen Synapse two pack. Looking for someone to buy the other copy from me. $6.25 via Paypal; send me a PM.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:18 pm

Just got Defense Grid. My, this game is fun! Graphics are nice, but it's the strategy that has me hooked. I'd actually have payed full price if I knew it was this good.
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Re: Another great Steam sale

Postposted on Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:41 pm

Mass Effect 2 is now on sale for $6.80 for today's offerings. Grab it now!
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