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Old 05-13-2010, 09:41 AM   #76
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Re: Let's talk about Steam and buy mountains of games

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OK so I struggle to imagine who uses Steam regularly who does not already own Portal but if you don't have it already it's FREE until May 24th. GET IT.

http://store.steampowered.com/freeportal/
Best ending of any video game ever
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:00 AM   #77
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I gotta replay Portal already.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:02 AM   #78
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got portal. Started on xbox but never finished it
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:04 AM   #79
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got portal. Started on xbox but never finished it
You didn't finish a freaking 5 hour game ?!?!
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:25 AM   #80
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You didn't finish a freaking 5 hour game ?!?!
Best 5 hours ever.

I think I beat it in about 90 minutes my second time through.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:02 PM   #81
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Some of the speedruns on youtube of portal are really good.
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:27 PM   #82
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Steam for Mac sucks
Although this guy has one or two reasonable complaints generally he he is a **** - and I mean male bird.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:06 PM   #83
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Portal is one of those games I know I should play but have never gotten around to it.
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Old 05-15-2010, 04:33 PM   #84
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Best game on Steam is Garry's Mod.

Wow I miss that game, you can make pretty much anything you can think of. I once made a submersible tank that could spring itself out of the water.
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Old 05-15-2010, 05:40 PM   #85
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The problem with Garry's mod is that a system requirement is that you are a student - in order that you have the time to play it I mean.
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Old 05-15-2010, 05:53 PM   #86
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The problem with Garry's mod is that a system requirement is that you are a student - in order that you have the time to play it I mean.
Yep, I was doing A-Levels when I last played it, loads of time.

It can take a bit to make something epic, though you can save whatever you're building and work on it every now and then.

But it doesn't take long to make a lot of stuff, any fool can build some sort of cannon or boat or flying car (or even a combination of all three) in under half an hour.

One of the coolest things I have seen made in Gmod is this amazing giant colossus. And to think I was happy when I finally got my armed hover-train balanced... My favourite bit however, was an online mode where you had to build a bridge by welding boxes and getting to the next platform about 100m away - competing in 4 teams of 2. My best mate and I were massively addicted to that.

If anyone has Steam and HL2 without this game, then there is something seriously wrong.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:24 PM   #87
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Re: Let's talk about Steam and buy mountains of games

I think this is the right thread for this question:

On my desktop, often times when I boot up Steam, the application will start but it acts like it doesn't fully load. The icon in the tray doesn't show up and it just hangs or something. I then have to manually kill the process and once I do that, 100% of the time it starts up normally. Anybody else get this problem?
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:18 PM   #88
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Just got Tropico 3 for £5, which was a bargain. Its a decent city building game with some politics in there too. My biggest complaint is that it's too easy, but a good way to waste a few hours here and there.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:28 AM   #89
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Steam for Mac is crap at the moment. Every day I go on I seem to get more updates so hopefully it'll improve over time. Free Portal, though, is a ridiculously good selling point
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:12 PM   #90
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Mac is crap
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:58 PM   #91
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I think this is the right thread for this question:

On my desktop, often times when I boot up Steam, the application will start but it acts like it doesn't fully load. The icon in the tray doesn't show up and it just hangs or something. I then have to manually kill the process and once I do that, 100% of the time it starts up normally. Anybody else get this problem?
Anyone?
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:29 PM   #92
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redownloading it has always fixed any issues that ive had.
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:11 AM   #93
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I think this is the right thread for this question:

On my desktop, often times when I boot up Steam, the application will start but it acts like it doesn't fully load. The icon in the tray doesn't show up and it just hangs or something. I then have to manually kill the process and once I do that, 100% of the time it starts up normally. Anybody else get this problem?
That does sound rather annoying. No real clue but I can suggest is the old delete clientregistry.blob file and hope it is related to that

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7241-EYON-2343
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:23 AM   #94
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Sega megapack seems like a decent deal.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:48 AM   #95
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Sega megapack seems like a decent deal.
I agree, it does look quite tempting although there's definitely a few in there I'd never get around to playing.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:43 PM   #96
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Altitude is 50% off and having a free weekend, theres already a few 2p2 there so try it out Online multiplayer plane fighting game with perks, prestige mode, custom servers/maps, clans etc. thats pretty addicting
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:37 PM   #97
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Football Manager 10 (mac+pc compatible) is 50% off for $20 atm. If you like sports simulations do NOT order/dl until you have at least 20 free hours on your hands...
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Old 05-23-2010, 01:22 AM   #98
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Football Manager 10 (mac+pc compatible) is 50% off for $20 atm. If you like sports simulations do NOT order/dl until you have at least 20 free hours on your hands...
20 free hours per day for the next week is more like it
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:16 PM   #99
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Torchlight is pretty good.

Dunno how I had never played Portal, but the cake was very good indeed.
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:33 PM   #100
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So on the offchance someone doesn't have the Orange Box already it's on a 30% off deal at the moment. I mean imagine never having played Half Life 2, Portal and Team Fortress 2. It simply does not compute why anyone would be in this situation. I suppose if it was a Mac user maybe it makes a tiny bit of sense.
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