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post #121 of 1864
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Boring, buggy, and unnecessarily difficult? I'll pass.

I'm far more of a content tourist. I want to see cool things happen, but I don't have the time to try the same part over and over.
post #122 of 1864
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Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post
Boring, buggy, and unnecessarily difficult? I'll pass.

I'm far more of a content tourist. I want to see cool things happen, but I don't have the time to try the same part over and over.
HA! Me too, l set all my games to tourist mode.
post #123 of 1864
I bought flashpoint dragon rising, and talked a few friends into getting it so that we can try the 4 player co-op. For $ 3 it seems worth a try.
post #124 of 1864
wavering on wings of prey. haven't played a *good* flight sim in a while...
post #125 of 1864
Yeah, OPDR isn't all that bad. It's just not CoD/BC 'action fun'. It's mil-sim and you have to know that going in and don't go in expecting a bunch of scripted action sequences and stuff. It's more free with a whole lot less hand holding. Yes, it can be more boring, I guess but I think the intensity of the firefights to totally outweigh any slow parts. There is quite a bit of running but you gotta do that cause youre free to attack a situation how ever you feel is the most tactical and practical. Heh.

The four player coop is sick and for $3 its a steal. Would have grabbed it for ya, James. Oh well. I'm sure we ALL have a ton of new games to play anyway.
post #126 of 1864
Nice that Borderlands is on daily sale today. Picked up last 2 DLC's I didnt get last summer sale they had. Also got Overlord pack, as Ive been eying it up since last Christmas Sale never pulled the trigger on it till today. lol
post #127 of 1864
For those of you who were looking for deals on Fallout New Vegas, it's 30 bucks for the next 21 hours.
post #128 of 1864
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Super Meat Boy for $4?!? If you don't buy that, then you have no soul.

This. Right here.
post #129 of 1864
OK so I played Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising campaing single player for a few hours today. I think it is pretty cool. They say the whole single player campaign can be played co-op. The game is a complete open world sandbox type game. I played through the first mission and your squad has you and 3 other AI controlled mates (these would be real people in co-op). The mission was a little easy because your AI squadmates can see the enemy so easily, and open fire before you can even see the enemies. I think if it were real players, it would be alot more challenging and realistic. You and your partners would have to keep a close eye out in all directions, and mics would probably be a must. I think it would be really cool in co-op. Yeah it is a little slow with all the walking around, but you can also jump in any vehicles and drive or fly your squad around.

Also, today a very similar game is on sale: ARMA II. Reading reviews and such, it apparently has awesome co-op also. Lots of co-op missions you can also download as mods. Here is a video of a couple of guys playing co-op in a fierce battle - looks really cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaAnCP9GeMQ&hd=

I think I am gonna have to get this one for co-op too!
post #130 of 1864
I have OFP: DR and Arma2 with every single expansion and dlc for it. I love these games. Although I can't find people to play with. Anyone who is interested in that, hit me up on here or Steam.
post #131 of 1864
just picked up the Overlord pack. For $3, why the heck not? Played the demo on the 360 and wasn't very impressed - controls seemed a little difficult. Looking forward to trying it out on the pc!
post #132 of 1864
Dragon Age Ultimate... $25. So tempted!
post #133 of 1864
I love these Steam sales. I've picked up 10 games in the last few days. Just purchased the Borderlands DLC this morning.
post #134 of 1864
I've grabbed about 10 games thus far and am planning on about 6 more.

Has anyone played Back to the Future? It's getting decent reviews.
post #135 of 1864
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At $5, Red Faction Guerrilla is a fantastic buy!
post #136 of 1864
Thread Starter 
http://www.humblebundle.com/

To reiterate WiseGuy's recommendation:

Last chance guys! The Humble Indie Bundle ends in half an hour. Give them $8 or more, get eleven games, most of which activate with a single Steam key.

Totally worth it! Plus, you can make all $8 go to Child's Play. In that case, give a little more. Go now!
post #137 of 1864
I'm not on Steam yet. Does buying a game include online multiplayer access for that game or do you pay extra for that?
post #138 of 1864
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Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post

http://www.humblebundle.com/

To reiterate WiseGuy's recommendation:

Last chance guys! The Humble Indie Bundle ends in half an hour. Give them $8 or more, get eleven games, most of which activate with a single Steam key.

Totally worth it! Plus, you can make all $8 go to Child's Play. In that case, give a little more. Go now!

Not to sound like a scrooge or anything but you don't need to spend over that amount to get the first Humble Bundle. I received the first bundle free earlier this week and I didn't spend the seemingly "needed" amount. I know I know, it's for charity though and you should spend what you're comfortable spending. Still unless I'm a unique case there doesn't seem to be a preapproved amount needed to get the first bundle for free.

Overall great deal on some pretty decent games. Heck Braid is worth it by itself.
post #139 of 1864
Is there any way to tell how much online activity there is for a game before you buy it?
post #140 of 1864
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Originally Posted by sync View Post

I'm not on Steam yet. Does buying a game include online multiplayer access for that game or do you pay extra for that?

yup. buying is the same as if you bought the game at the store. only difference is you can't resell it/trade it in. there's also no refunds except for preorders prior to release.
post #141 of 1864
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Is there any way to tell how much online activity there is for a game before you buy it?

yes, if you click on the link that shows how many people are logged into steam (it looks like a line graph) then there is a section there that has how many people are playing that game and a max value for the day...they have a top 50 list i think of games and players
post #142 of 1864
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Originally Posted by Insane HTPC

yes, if you click on the link that shows how many people are logged into steam (it looks like a line graph) then there is a section there that has how many people are playing that game and a max value for the day...they have a top 50 list i think of games and players
I'm looking at a game listing on a browser in the Steam store. Is that where the link is?
post #143 of 1864
Picked up the Serious Sam gold collection this morning. It's only $4 and has 16 player coop!
post #144 of 1864
Just picked up Eve Online as well. Hell, for $5 and free lifetime expansions... how could I pass it up?
post #145 of 1864
I've bought 18 games so far with these sales! lol I just got the serious sam collection for $3.99 I also go Dead rising 2 for $20 among metro and a ton of others Good deals. My steam games page now has an arrow for going down I have so many! lol
post #146 of 1864
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Just picked up Eve Online as well. Hell, for $5 and free lifetime expansions... how could I pass it up?

It would have to be an extremely good game for me to pay for a monthly subscription.
post #147 of 1864
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Picked up the Serious Sam gold collection this morning. It's only $4 and has 16 player coop!

I got it, too. We should play online together some time.
post #148 of 1864
Borderlands for ten bucks. Trying it out with my brother. Decent game, kinda quirky. Don't really care for the boss fights but eh, co-op is fun enough.
post #149 of 1864
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Originally Posted by sync View Post

It would have to be an extremely good game for me to pay for a monthly subscription.

I know what you mean. I am totally anti-monthly payment games. I did get to try the trial though and it seemed good enough for me to want to possibly get a character active some time. I just didn't want to pay the monthly deal. Though in this game, if you're good enough at making money, can pay off their monthly payment with ingame credits. That's pretty cool. Idk. Still not sure if I'm ready to get into it ...but if I do someday, I have it. Only cost $5 too. Can't beat that.

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Originally Posted by Sundull View Post

I got it, too. We should play online together some time.

Hell yeah! Hit me up. I'm installing the HD versions right now, actually.

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Originally Posted by pcweber111 View Post

Borderlands for ten bucks. Trying it out with my brother. Decent game, kinda quirky. Don't really care for the boss fights but eh, co-op is fun enough.

The boss fights were pretty weak on playthrough 1. Have you started playthrough 2 yet? That gets more difficult that the 1st go thru. Also, more people playing gets more enemy to spawn.

I love this game and know it in and out. If you need help or want people to play, hit me up. Steam ID = Infrasonic07
post #150 of 1864
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Originally Posted by Sundull View Post

I got it, too. We should play online together some time.

Hit me up if you guys ever want to play a game of sam hd. You can actually create a steam event through our AVS steam group. We need to start using that more to organize events lol
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