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amdnv
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(11-07-2011, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by jediyoshi

I went through this a bit ago too. Shame about the elevator glitch, seems weird they wouldn't patch out something that breaks the game like that.

What's the elevator glitch? I didn't encounter anything (Win 7 64)
Dog Problems
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(11-07-2011, 01:09 AM)
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Nice to see the Wallace and Gromit games on sale. I've been wanting to have them on Steam since buying them directly from TellTale comes with SecuROM. They're not TellTale's best but they're still enjoyable, especially for fans of the characters.
amrod
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(11-07-2011, 01:11 AM)

Originally Posted by FlyinJ

Does Direct2Drive release their Steam codes early for sake of preloading?

They gave me my MW3 one to preload....
The Mana Legend
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(11-07-2011, 01:12 AM)
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WHY IS F1 2010 SO DAMN EXPENSIVE?!

I just got a new gaming PC and have been wanting to play this so damn badly, but not for $30.
amrod
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(11-07-2011, 01:14 AM)

Originally Posted by Vamphuntr

How do you activate your 15% off discount? I have a prime trial. Can you gift it?

You login to direct2drive with your IGN login... add Item to cart and it will appear

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 1 $53.95
15% Member Discount -$8.09

Subtotal: $45.86
Tax: $0.00
Total Cost: $45.86


If already bought it like me you'll get a error saying

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was removed from your cart due to : Previously purchased.
To re-download or have the information resent please visit your account page.
If you would like to give this as a gift, please add it to your cart and select the gift option.

According to the FAQ
Note: While you can send gifts to as many people as you want, you have to send them to one person at a time. For a complete explanation of how gifting on Direct2Drive works, click here.

https://www.direct2drive.com/Sites/R...Page/gifts.htm
DyslexicAlucard
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(11-07-2011, 03:37 AM)
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Can anyone able to get the Skyrim $45 deal add me on Steam? I'm thinking of getting that if IntKeys doesn't price match another Key site at $22.50. My current pre-order is a little under $30, and it'd be worth the extra cash to not have to worry about future DLC and VPN, etc..

http://steamcommunity.com/id/DyslexicAlucard
Hawkian
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(11-07-2011, 03:50 AM)
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Loving Vampire: The Masquerade. The atmosphere is unlike any other game I've played. Thanks again grim! :D
Aselith
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(11-07-2011, 03:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by DyslexicAlucard

Can anyone able to get the Skyrim $45 deal add me on Steam? I'm thinking of getting that if IntKeys doesn't price match another Key site at $22.50. My current pre-order is a little under $30, and it'd be worth the extra cash to not have to worry about future DLC and VPN, etc..

http://steamcommunity.com/id/DyslexicAlucard

I would also like this done for me if someone would be so kind. :)

http://steamcommunity.com/id/aselith/
Sarcasm
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(11-07-2011, 04:17 AM)
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They need options like shutdown after all downloads complete.
DyslexicAlucard
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(11-07-2011, 04:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sarcasm

They need options like shutdown after all downloads complete.

Why... why would you ever shut down Steam? Wh--



..guys, make the bad man go away!
Exuro
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(11-07-2011, 04:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by DyslexicAlucard

Why... why would you ever shut down Steam? Wh--



..guys, make the bad man go away!

Pretty sure he means the computer. I wouldn't mind that either with some games taking a few hours to download I could just set it to download at night and the comp shuts down when its finished.
Vamphuntr
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(11-07-2011, 04:46 AM)
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Someone still need Skyrim from D2D? I might be able to help.
Sarcasm
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(11-07-2011, 04:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Exuro

Pretty sure he means the computer. I wouldn't mind that either with some games taking a few hours to download I could just set it to download at night and the comp shuts down when its finished.

Exactly. I don't want to leave it on all night since I don't use AC ever and it gets hot. So when a download finishes it would shut the PC down. Steam client is a glorified browser with torrenting capabilities should be easy since practically all bit torrent programs can.

I did this a lot when testing out linux builds. Before bed I would download via torrent many distros and when they finished my PC would shut off.
imek
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(11-07-2011, 05:18 AM)
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Looks like the Steam forums have been hacked, forums are down for maintenance atm, and received an email from steampowered.com with the following:

Ever wanted to dominate the servers you play on with guaranteed results, but you were too afraid to cheat because of ban risks? Visit removed domain It's safe, secure and undetected.

Along with hacks, we've also got some general discussion sections, hacking tutorials and tools, porn, free giveaways and much more. This site has been conditioned to meet all your needs in terms of resources so be sure to take a look and tell us what you think.

Thanks again,
the fkn0wned team.


Looking at the mail headers, looks to be sent directly through steam forums too, and sent to my steam forum contact email (separate to my steam account).
QuantumBro
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(11-07-2011, 05:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by imek

Looks like the Steam forums have been hacked, forums are down for maintenance atm, and received an email from steampowered.com with the following:

Ever wanted to dominate the servers you play on with guaranteed results, but you were too afraid to cheat because of ban risks? Visit removed domain It's safe, secure and undetected.

Along with hacks, we've also got some general discussion sections, hacking tutorials and tools, porn, free giveaways and much more. This site has been conditioned to meet all your needs in terms of resources so be sure to take a look and tell us what you think.

Thanks again,
the fkn0wned team.


Looking at the mail headers, looks to be sent directly through steam forums too, and sent to my steam forum contact email (separate to my steam account).

Half Life 3 leak incoming?
The Big Rig
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(11-07-2011, 05:32 AM)
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I'm assuming this is the reason I can't search for my friend in the Community Search.
Blizzard
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(11-07-2011, 06:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by imek

Looks like the Steam forums have been hacked, forums are down for maintenance atm, and received an email from steampowered.com with the following:

Ever wanted to dominate the servers you play on with guaranteed results, but you were too afraid to cheat because of ban risks? Visit removed domain It's safe, secure and undetected.

Along with hacks, we've also got some general discussion sections, hacking tutorials and tools, porn, free giveaways and much more. This site has been conditioned to meet all your needs in terms of resources so be sure to take a look and tell us what you think.

Thanks again,
the fkn0wned team.


Looking at the mail headers, looks to be sent directly through steam forums too, and sent to my steam forum contact email (separate to my steam account).

I checked four different email accounts and didn't see anything...did anyone else get the email?
Vamphuntr
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(11-07-2011, 06:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Blizzard

I checked four different email accounts and didn't see anything...did anyone else get the email?

Negative for me.
crimsonheadGCN
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(11-07-2011, 06:08 AM)
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Fkn0wned Forum is currently unavailable
In lights of someone crediting us for the recent breaches of steam forums, the board is offline.
Fkn0wned is not responsible.

Contact cultoffowh@hotmail.com if you have any inquiries.

.
Flunkie
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(11-07-2011, 06:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Blizzard

I checked four different email accounts and didn't see anything...did anyone else get the email?

Nope.
Aselith
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(11-07-2011, 06:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sarcasm

Exactly. I don't want to leave it on all night since I don't use AC ever and it gets hot. So when a download finishes it would shut the PC down. Steam client is a glorified browser with torrenting capabilities should be easy since practically all bit torrent programs can.

I did this a lot when testing out linux builds. Before bed I would download via torrent many distros and when they finished my PC would shut off.


Try downloading this Download Manager, man. I have Hughes Net but I think the program wouldn't have issues for you even though you're not on it. You don't have to sign into a Hughes Net account to download it as far as I can tell. You can set the program to shut off your computer at specific times and you can actually set it to open an .exe at a specific time so it should be handy for what you want.

http://home.myhughesnet.com/services.php

I use it personally and it will function perfectly as long as you don't have a program that has a dialogue that you have to click before shutdown which luckily Steam doesn't.

It's not quite the same as when a download finishes but just guesstimate the time and then finish it in the am if you need to.


Here's an example of how I have it set up:

Last edited by Aselith; 11-07-2011 at 06:17 AM.
DTKT
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(11-07-2011, 06:15 AM)
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No email here.

I guess I'm glad that the forum account is separate from the Steam client account.
Gez
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(11-07-2011, 06:19 AM)
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Yeah my Steam forums email and PW is completely different from my Steam account. I was paranoid they would ban my Steam account like EA does with their games.
Aselith
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(11-07-2011, 06:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by DTKT

No email here.

I guess I'm glad that the forum account is separate from the Steam client account.

Obviously any breach sucks but as long as the CC systems or something aren't breached thus exposing your personals in a much more serious way, your account should be a-ok even if they got your password since Steam Guard would prevent unwanted access unless they get to your email also.
Sutton Dagger
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(11-07-2011, 06:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vamphuntr

Someone still need Skyrim from D2D? I might be able to help.

Massive props to Vamphuntr for hooking me up with Skyrim from D2D. Now I just have to wait for the pre-load, come on D2D, DO IT!
Yoboman
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(11-07-2011, 06:23 AM)
Uh so I'm probably way late but I haven't bought anything new off Steam for 6 months, but have thew Australian prices gone up by about $40 - $50?
jediyoshi
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(11-07-2011, 06:25 AM)
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Shout out to wilflare for being an awesome person doing awesome things.

Originally Posted by amdnv

What's the elevator glitch? I didn't encounter anything (Win 7 64)

There's quite a few youtube vids of it. One of the elevators kills you/other people inside which leads to a game over. Only way to get around it was to stand completely still after hitting the button.
Blizzard
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(11-07-2011, 06:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Yoboman

Uh so I'm probably way late but I haven't bought anything new off Steam for 6 months, but have thew Australian prices gone up by about $40 - $50?

At least some games have, apparently. I've seen at least one person mentioning it recently. :(
Narag
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(11-07-2011, 06:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Yoboman

Uh so I'm probably way late but I haven't bought anything new off Steam for 6 months, but have thew Australian prices gone up by about $40 - $50?

Someone posted a chart with some of the recent price fluctuations here:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...postcount=6257
Rodney McKay
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(11-07-2011, 06:45 AM)
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I can't get Supreme Commander to run on Steam. No errors, it just doesn't start.

I've already verified the cache integrity, but the steam forums are down so I haven't been able to find a solution.
Aselith
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(11-07-2011, 06:58 AM)
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Wanted to add my own positive word about Vamphuntr. Dude was supercool and hooked me up with that D2D deal and could not have been a nicer person. One of the best of Gaf for sure.

(Sorry to Vamphuntr if the good word about you gets you hoarded with PM's of people asking for the deal! :P Just wanted to publicly thank you since it was such a good experience.)
Turfster
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(11-07-2011, 07:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rodney McKay

I can't get Supreme Commander to run on Steam. No errors, it just doesn't start.

Pretty sure I had to set my disc copy to XP compatibility mode to get it to run. Try that if you haven't already.
Gez
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(11-07-2011, 07:03 AM)
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Speaking of region shenanigans i might load up another $30 on Paypal for the Steam Xmas sale. Both Drakkensang's and Risen aint available here along with the usual price gouging 'bargains'
Rodney McKay
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(11-07-2011, 07:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Turfster

Pretty sure I had to set my disc copy to XP compatibility mode to get it to run. Try that if you haven't already.

Yup, that did the trick. Thanks!
Vamphuntr
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(11-07-2011, 07:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aselith

Wanted to add my own positive word about Vamphuntr. Dude was supercool and hooked me up with that D2D deal and could not have been a nicer person. One of the best of Gaf for sure.

(Sorry to Vamphuntr if the good word about you gets you hoarded with PM's of people asking for the deal! :P Just wanted to publicly thank you since it was such a good experience.)

Yeah you're the third person I hooked on the deal :) Going to stop taking requests now since I don't want to have my paypal/card flagged for security purpose. It happened to me on Steam once.

Hope you all have fun.
Turfster
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(11-07-2011, 07:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rodney McKay

Yup, that did the trick. Thanks!

Ah, good, I remembered correctly. I tried checking the win7 compatibility list before posting, but apparently that's down, so I wasn't entirely sure.
Kerrby
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(11-07-2011, 07:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Narag

Someone posted a chart with some of the recent price fluctuations here:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...postcount=6257

I bet they put the prices up so they can get more money in the steam sales at the end of the year.

fuck all those companies, I'm not paying $99 for batman lol.
Diomedeskun
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(11-07-2011, 08:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kerrby

I bet they put the prices up so they can get more money in the steam sales at the end of the year.

fuck all those companies, I'm not paying $99 for batman lol.

Those are only the prices in Australia, but what has baffled me for ages is that Black Ops is $99 in the US store. That makes no sense whatsoever. Not that the AU prices are ok, but Black has been that price for a long time.
Kerrby
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(11-07-2011, 08:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Diomedeskun

Those are only the prices in Australia, but what has baffled me for ages is that Black Ops is $99 in the US store. That makes no sense whatsoever. Not that the AU prices are ok, but Black has been that price for a long time.

I am Australian so if I want to buy something I have to deal with the bullshit regional pricing.

It's just Activision being greedy, I didn't realize Black Ops was $99 in the US store as well!
Narag
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(11-07-2011, 08:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kerrby

It's just Activision being greedy, I didn't realize Black Ops was $99 in the US store as well!

It's not. It's $59.99.
Nabs
(11-07-2011, 08:58 AM)
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It's not $99 here.

I bet pubs got hit with some pressure from retail chains. Having Steam undercut their prices can't be good for biz.
liezryou
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(11-07-2011, 09:10 AM)
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You aussies can get games cheaper via this GAF thread of gifting: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=394003 .

I helped a couple of aussies myself, i hate steam regional pricing bullshit.
masterkajo
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(11-07-2011, 09:15 AM)
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So is this $46.- Skyrim deal for a steam registrable version? If so would be awesome if someone would gift. I can paypal in advance of course. Just PM me. THanks
jediyoshi
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(11-07-2011, 09:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by masterkajo

So is this $46.- Skyrim deal for a steam registrable version? If so would be awesome if someone would gift. I can paypal in advance of course. Just PM me. THanks

It's Steamworks, so yep.

Also, GMG preorder discounts run out in a few hours (15% off the prices listed).
confused
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(11-07-2011, 09:40 AM)
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Is Wallace and Gromit any fun ? I loved the humour in the animated moevies.
UnluckyKate
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(11-07-2011, 09:42 AM)
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Ok, Steam's prank about restarting to update every 2 hours has gone long enough. How can I delete this client update.blop thing ?
ctw0e
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(11-07-2011, 09:44 AM)
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I'm also interested in Skyrim from D2D ($46), would really appreciate it if someone would gift it! I'l PayPal in advance.

Thanks.

edit: sry, wrong thread!
Dog Problems
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(11-07-2011, 09:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by confused

Is Wallace and Gromit any fun ? I loved the humour in the animated moevies.

As far as adventure games go they are pretty easy but if you're a fan of the characters then you will more than likely enjoy the games.
PuppetSlave
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(11-07-2011, 02:55 PM)
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Anyone else having trouble with the gaming for windows 3.5 update in windows 7?

I think I got the update when I started fallout 3 in the game but later on windows wanted the update and now it won't stop installing it.

Just reinstalls over and over. Tried checking it off but with little success. I also tried to find the update and uninstall it but couldn't find it in the update list...


Will give support a try after work today but thought I would check here as well.

edit *found this* so I guess I have to be patient.
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1-D_FTW
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(11-07-2011, 03:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nabs

It's not $99 here.

I bet pubs got hit with some pressure from retail chains. Having Steam undercut their prices can't be good for biz.

Eh. While I'm sure that's right, look at F1 from Codemasters. They've actually been increasing the price on Steam (49.99 this year) even though Steam was the only outlet available to purchase it from in the US.

Last year it was 39.99 and only available through DD in the US. This year it was only available through Steam and was 49.99. So, yeah, retailers may suck; but so do publishers. They'll take as much as consumers are willing to give. Retailers collapsing prices is probably a great thing for the consumer.

P.S., for comparisons sake, pretty sure people were able to buy it in the UK for something like 28 or 33 dollars through one outlet.

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