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post #1021 of 1854
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Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post

Yes, a quote function in a piece of software totally overrides a millennium of English language development. Yup. Totally. That is also why the entire English speaking world has stopped using full words but instd spks n rites n sms lolcat now, right? What are you guys doing using "for" instead of "4" and "you" instead of "u"? The last five years overrides all of written English history. That is your side of the argument in regards to the Quote button, isn't it? Why aren't you following your own internal logic?
There is this magical thing called "context". We use it to discern why quote marks are being used. It's seemed to have worked out pretty well for us so far.
Yes, yes. Where oh where did I just quote the word "context" from in Hawk's text...

OK well since Darklordjames is adamant about derailing his own thread let me make a shift.

I like Steam. Steam is a great program. Today there is a special on Transformers: War for Cybertron. It is $7.50 (75% off).
post #1022 of 1854
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

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Scott, she's hot! Can we get some pics past pooperscooper and into the hottest girl thread? wink.gif

Anyway, my newest desktop build is coming along; I intend to fully integrate it into my home theater setup with my DLP TV as monitor #1, then it's off to shop for Diablo 3. I currently game on my XBOX but it's getting kinda long in the tooth, and I suspect it will soon meet its demise.

I'll stop back here when there is less trolling and more substance. wink.gif
post #1023 of 1854
Buy Borderlands 2
Buy Borderlands 2
Buy Borderlands 2
Buy Borderlands 2
Buy Borderlands 2
Buy Borderlands 2
Buy Borderlands 2
Buy Borderlands 2

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post #1024 of 1854
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Originally Posted by Hawkwing View Post

OK well since Darklordjames is adamant about derailing his own thread let me make a shift.
I like Steam. Steam is a great program. Today there is a special on Transformers: War for Cybertron. It is $7.50 (75% off).

I lost some respect for Steam today with their anti lawsuit EULA business.
post #1025 of 1854
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

I lost some respect for Steam today with their anti lawsuit EULA business.

Anti-class action lawsuit, but there's still the opportunity in the EULA for you as an individual to go through arbitration and they'll cover the court costs. Considering how ridiculous most class action lawsuits are, that seems pretty fair to me.
post #1026 of 1854
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Buy Borderlands 2
Buy Borderlands 2
Buy Borderlands 2
Buy Borderlands 2
Buy Borderlands 2
Buy Borderlands 2
Buy Borderlands 2
Buy Borderlands 2
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Why?
post #1027 of 1854
He was responding to something I said joeblow. That game won't be available until Sept. So the last time I was on Steam I was playing HL 2 and I don't remember the game costing $60 bucks. Is that pretty much the standard for good games these days? I was paying that kind of money for PS3 games and games like BF 3 on XBOX. Pretty steep prices.
post #1028 of 1854
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Originally Posted by joeblow View Post

Why?

Because.
post #1029 of 1854
Thread Starter 
I can't buy Borderlands 2. I just have to sit and wait patiently for Mr. Pitchford to send me my free copies...
post #1030 of 1854
Justice Pitchford?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-144676/Chaos-judge-punched-court.html

He got beat up pretty bad so it's probably going to be a while.
post #1031 of 1854
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Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post

I can't buy Borderlands 2. I just have to sit and wait patiently for Mr. Pitchford to send me my free copies...

I heard that certain video cards were being shipped with a voucher. Did you get some new gear, James? smile.gif
post #1032 of 1854
Thread Starter 
Nah, I was at PAX last year when Randy handed a copy out to every person in the room. So we have a pair of copies that will be shipped to us when the game launches in September.
post #1033 of 1854
playing the first borderlands while waiting for sequel
post #1034 of 1854
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Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post

Anti-class action lawsuit, but there's still the opportunity in the EULA for you as an individual to go through arbitration and they'll cover the court costs. Considering how ridiculous most class action lawsuits are, that seems pretty fair to me.

I see that angle and fully understand the concept but this of administrative law precedent is not very cool from a personal liberty standpoint. TSA has invoked similar administrative laws.
post #1035 of 1854
Woohoo! My most annoyed problem with Steam has been addressed. Valve has FINALLY fixed the offline mode and it now works perfectly:
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A Steam client update is now available. To apply the update, click the Steam menu inside of Steam and then select "Check for Steam Client Updates...". The specific changes include:

- Fixed broken offline mode if Steam process didn't shutdown correctly
- Fix jittery scrolling in Steam client web views
- Fixed pre-load UI for games using new content system
- Reduced disc load while updating games using the new content system
- Grid view supports more kinds of PNG images (e.g. grayscale, grayscale with alpha)
- Fixed back/forward buttons not working correctly when searching in the store or viewing workshop discussions
- Fixed "Open link in new tab" in overlay browser
- Fixed creating shortcuts for games with Unicode names
post #1036 of 1854
Have they fixed the fullscreen video stuttering issue yet? Seems no from my use today.
post #1037 of 1854
I've never had that problem when watching Steam videos of games.
post #1038 of 1854
It's not isolated, my brother has the same issue, as do some friends online and at work. What videocard do you use? I think it's an AMD thing from what I've read.
post #1039 of 1854
Radeon 6970. I had a 5770 before that. Neither one had that issue.
post #1040 of 1854
Halloween 2012 Update

Steam has a new sale up through November 1st (check the store for related DLC discounts):
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Adventures of Shuggy $2.49 50% off
Alan Wake $14.99 50% off
Alan Wake American Nightmare $7.49 50% off
Alice Madness Returns $4.99 75% off
All Zombies Must Die! $3.39 66% off
Alter Ego $4.99 75% off
Amnesia The Dark Descent $4.99 75% off
Anna $4.99 50% off
Atom ZOmbie Smasher $2.49 75% off

Bioshock $4.99 75% off
Bioshock 2 $4.99 75% off
Bloody Good Time $1.69 66% off
Bunch of Heroes $2.49 50% off
Burn Zombie Burn $3.39 66% off

Cave Story+ $6.69 33% off
Condemned Criminal Origins $7.49 50% off
Costume Quest $7.49 50% off
Cthulhu Saves the World & Breath of Death VII $0.99 67% off

Dark Fall Lost Souls $3.24 75% off
The Darkness 2 $12.49
Dead Horde $2.49 75% off
Dead Island GOTY $9.99 50% off
Deadlight $12.74 15% off
Deadrising 2 $7.49 75% off
Dead Space $4.99
Dead Space 2 $4.99
Dracula Origin $2.49 75% off
Dungeons Gold $7.49 75% off
Dungeon Defenders $3.74 75% off

Edna & Harvey Harvey's New Eyes $14.99 25% off

Fallout 3 GOTY $9.99 50% off
Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition $14.99 50% off
Fear $2.49 75% off
Fear 2 Project Origin $3.74 75% off
Fear 3 $4.99 75% off
Foreign Legion Multi Massacre $3.49 50% off

Ghostbusters Sanctum of Slim $2.49 75% off
Ghost Master $1.24 75% off

Haunted House $4.99 75% off
Hell Yeah! $7.49 50% off
Home $1.49 50% off

I Am Alive $11.24 25% off

Killing Floor $4.99 75% off

Left 4 Dead $4.99 75% off
Left 4 Dead 2 $4.99 75% off
Limbo $2.49 75% off
Lone Survivor $4.99 50% off
Lucius $21.24 15% off

Magicka $2.49 75% off
Midnight Mysteries Collection $7.49 75% off

Nancy Drew Curse of Bloodmoor Manor $1.74 75% off
Nancy Drew Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake $1.74 75% off
Nation Red $1.99 80% off
The Next Big Thing $7.49 75% off

Orcs Must Die! $2.49 75% off
Orcs Must Die! 2 $7.49 50% off
Overlord Complete Pack $4.99 75% off

Painkiller Complete Pack $7.49 75% off
Penumbra Collector Pack $4.99 75% off
Plants vs Zombies $2.49 75% off
Prototype $4.99 75% off
Prototype 2 $19.99 50% off

Rage $9.99 50% off
RIP Trilogy $1.24 75% off
Rock of Ages $2.49 75% off

Scratches Directors Cut $2.49 75% off
The Secret World $22.49 25% off
Sherlock Holmes The Awakened Remastered Edition $2.49 75% off
Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of Baskervilles $2.49 75% off
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper $4.99 75% off
SPAZ Space Pirate and Zombies $2.49 75% off
Stalker Shadow of Chernobyl $9.99 50% off
Stalker Clear Sky $4.99 50% off
Stalker Call of Pripyat $7.49 50% off

Tales from Space Mutant Blobs Attack $3.99 50% off
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes $29.99 25% off
They Bleed Pixels $3.39 66% off
Tower Wars $4.99 50% off
Trains vs Zombies 2 $8.99 50% off
Trapped Dead $2.49 75% off

Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines $4.99 75% off

The Walking Dead $14.99 40% off
Woody Two-Legs Attack of the Zombie Pirates $1.24 75% off

Zombie Bowl-o-Rama $2.49 75% off
Zombie Driver HD $4.99 50% off
Zombie Pirates $3.74 75% off
Zombie Shooter $1.24 75% off
Zombie Shooter 2 $2.49 75% off

One not-so-obvious suggestion is to pick up Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper. I got it during the last Steam sale and had a great time solving the graphic adventure game.

You really are forced to use deductive reasoning to make progress in the game, and the tools given to do so find a good balance at not being too obvious while not being impossibly vague either. Outside of a few pixel hunting issues for necessary items, this is a real gem of a game with a story that is surprisingly very interesting to follow. I will definitely get the latest release in the series after I clear more back log.
post #1041 of 1854
CS: Go Free weekend and 33% off for 9,99$ to buy!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/730/
post #1042 of 1854
Thanks!! smile.gif
post #1043 of 1854
Thanksgiving Sale is live.
post #1044 of 1854
Nice. I was wondering if there would be one this year.

*logging in*
post #1045 of 1854
Thread Starter 
Dudes, Torchlight II for $15. I spent all last week playing that after finishing up Borderlands 2. Fantastic game and I highly recommend it. Torchlight II was well worth my $20. It's worth your $15 easy.
post #1046 of 1854
any you guys playing TF2 on regular basis -
been getting back into game after long time away
always fun
play under Garquake
post #1047 of 1854
Dishonored is on sale for $30 today. Haven't played it yet, but heard it is a great game. Just bought it from my phone a few minutes ago.
post #1048 of 1854
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Originally Posted by RemoWilliams84 View Post

Dishonored is on sale for $30 today. Haven't played it yet, but heard it is a great game. Just bought it from my phone a few minutes ago.

If you use the code on front page greenmangaming and their current price of $30. I think it comes to $23. It's a steam download still.
post #1049 of 1854
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

If you use the code on front page greenmangaming and their current price of $30. I think it comes to $23. It's a steam download still.
I tried to get this from gmg for a couple days and could not buy it because they were out of codes. I see it is available again now.
post #1050 of 1854
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Originally Posted by GPBURNS View Post

any you guys playing TF2 on regular basis -
been getting back into game after long time away
always fun
play under Garquake
TF2 is easily my favorite competitive PC game ever. I have probably 1,200+ hours played divided between my four preferred classes alone (Demoman, Scout, Spy, and Engineer in that order). To be honest though,

I really only play vanilla 2Fort for its Capture-the-Intel mode. I like how random battles are created on the fly based on where the intel is dropped. When I'm on offense I use the Scout and/or the SPy to slip in between the enemies' defenses. When I'm on defense I usually go Demoman to protect our fort,but will grab an Engineer hat when we are being over run.

I'm into fighting games right now for online action, but I always come back to TF2. I'll look you up when I do.
Edited by joeblow - 11/26/12 at 4:43pm
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