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No.195313
Steam/Video Game Sale Thread: Hide Yo WalletAnonymous
Replies:>>195315
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Looks like Steam Summer Sale dates have been leaked, and they're a bit early compared to previous years:
http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/05/29/steam-summer-sale-2015-dates-leak
>The Steam Summer Sale will begin on June 11 and last until June 20, according to a prematurely-revealed social post.
Funny gif that is too big to upload here: http://media.giphy.com/media/3oEduNiXJuU6biIYda/giphy.gif
No.195315
Anonymous
>>195313
Thats great, I've been looking forward to a sale.

There's quite a few games on my wishlist I could do with a price drop on.
No.195388
Anonymous
Replies:>>195389
And just in time for the summer sale, Steam opens up refunds to everyone. There's a limit of 14 days and less than two hours played, but it's still something in case a game turns out to be crap.

http://store.steampowered.com/steam_refunds
No.195389
Anonymous
Replies:>>195395
>>195388
this is both awesome and terrible
No.195391
Anonymous
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More like this, please
No.195395
Anonymous
Replies:>>195396
>>195389
This coming out so close to sale time makes me suspect the sales won't exactly be phenomenal.
Sure you'll get your occasional great deal, but I'm not exactly riding the hype train right now.

Still, it's good they're finally implementing a refund policy.
No.195396
Anonymous
>>195395
I think it's the other way around. They announced the policy prior to the sale in order to offer the same discounts but sell more units. Even at $5 a lot of people hem and haw about buying a game; with a refund policy, Valve is betting that these people will go ahead and purchase it, expecting to use the refund policy if they don't like it or it doesn't work. From this Valve is counting on two things:
1) Even if 100% of the people who are uncertain about a game do get a refund, that's still money Valve can have sitting in a bank account making interest
2) It's not going to be 100%; a lot of those people will buy it and forget about it until 14 days are over, or go over the two hour limit

So I don't expect anything to diminish in this summer sale, though I don't think we'll have the same race thing that happened last year (and was a clusterfuck.) They'll probably try another new thing, likely still involving gems.
No.195410
Omegon
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oh boy, here we go
No.195415
Anonymous
>>195410
>reviews can only be left on games that have been played for 5+ minutes
>terrible policy

How?
No.195418
Anonymous
>>195410
If a person wanted to play an indie game for free, that person would pirate it. This is a non-issue, and reeks of a devs not being confident of their own games.
No.195419
Anonymous
From the refunds FAQ thing:

>Abuse

>Refunds are designed to remove the risk from purchasing titles on Steam—not as a way to get free games. If it appears to us that you are abusing refunds, we may stop offering them to you. We do not consider it abuse to request a refund on a title that was purchased just before a sale and then immediately rebuying that title for the sale price.

So, they have accounted for the possibility of shitheads abusing the refunds. So, what's the problem?
No.195456
Anonymous
>>195410
>We're going to get less tiny games people somehow have the balls to charge for.
oh no
how distressing
No.195460
Anonymous
>>195456
And it's just as likely that the move will help with indie games. Unknown people/studios won't get a whole lot of sales immediately because gamers will be wary of the product, especially if scores are only middling. But, if they can give it a run themselves (assuming a game so short wouldn't have a demo in the first place), they're more likely to buy it, and if they buy it there's a chance they'll keep it. If they couldn't try it out they wouldn't buy it in the first place.
No.195685
Anonymous
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Can you feel it, guys? Those sweet, sweet deals are almost here.
No.195689
Anonymous
>>195456
If your games are really that short, then chances are you probably shouldn't have been charging for them in the first place. Even shit like The Slaughtering Grounds has more content to offer.
No.195690
Anonymous
Replies:>>195692
>Steam sales!
>Play a minigame to help unlock more sales and cards and shit!
And now I can't log in because the fucking "New location" window won't pop up to let me put in the code (that I've received in my e-mail six times.)

THANKS GABEN, I DIDN'T WANT TO GIVE YOU MONEY ANWAY
No.195692
Anonymous
>>195690
Yeah it sucks how Steam starts chugging when everyone jumps on for the sales
No.195693
Nøpe
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>25% off GTA5
>...but you can't buy it without an extra $20 worth of in game bux
>So the game still costs 59.99
No.195694
Anonymous
Replies:>>195698
I enjoy the minigame, but I wish Steam would do at least a one-day "beta test" to work out bugs before the sale starts. Like how actions become unresponsive when you're on the page for so long, and sometimes they won't respond in any kind of quick time so you don't know if the responsiveness is completely dead or if you even clicked the button correctly (especially for respawning; at best the clock stops counting down.)
No.195695
Anonymous
How am I supposed to read the Team Health? The left one is always fully red and the others are small bars that seem to move left.
No.195696
Anonymous
The game literally doesn't work for me. Do I need to turn off adblock or something?
No.195698
Nøpe
Replies:>>195699
>>195694
That's just a result of the sudden huge influx of users at once and the systems in play being unable to update all that information as it happens. But it's not like they could have stress tested it.

It should get better as the week progresses and the tide balances out.
No.195699
Anonymous
Replies:>>195711
>>195698
>But it's not like they could have stress tested it.
By releasing it in a "beta" mode a day early where everyone who participates gets an extra card or two but the results don't affect anything, yes, they could have.
Replies:>>195702
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Seriously, why Valve never learns about their problems of traffic during sales? It's always the same, why it has to happen over and over and over and over every goddamn time just so they end investing in servers anyway?
No.195702
Anonymous
>>195701
You would think that they would have learned something from many recent failed launches that involved online play, like SimCity, being a game company themselves. Guess not!
No.195703
Anonymous
It seems especially laggy now that most people who worked during the day are arriving home and logging into Steam.
No.195704
Anonymous
Oh, looks like lag issues are mostly fixed. Still some annoyances with response, but oh well.

However, the minigame itself is getting irksome. My game has been on Lv30 for almost two hours now; we beat the boss very early on, but the mega monsters in the side lines keep respawning (it looks like we're finally down to the last one). The minigame doesn't automatically move people away from empty lanes, so Lane 1, 2, and 3 have roughly the same number of players but the only monster is in lane 3. Hopefully they'll put in something such that inactive players will be automatically moved to a non-empty lane, then moved back if they're still not active by the time the next level begins.
No.195711
Nøpe
Replies:>>195713
>>195699
What? And ruin the surprise?

These huge lag spikes happen with ->EVERY<- major MMO/online event. If it could fixed as easily as everyone seems to think it can, one might assume that someone would have come up with a strong and viable solution by now. Especially considering they've far more perspective on the capabilities of these systems than the average user.

Though going back to the beta idea, maybe disguising it as just another clicker game just a bit before the sale might have helped. Though I can't imagine by much.
No.195713
Anonymous
Replies:>>195714
>>195711
>one might assume that someone would have come up with a strong and viable solution by now.
The "cloud" was supposed to be the solution. Rent some server space, spin them up, and arrange the DNS to point people to a more basic version in the "cloud" when the main servers are overloaded. At least then you might get some basic things done, or at the very least a message saying "whoa nelly we can't handle the traffic, please try again in a few". It would at least keep people from refreshing over and over, wondering if the problem was their own browser/computer/connection.
No.195714
Anonymous
>>195713
Have you ever considered the possibility that maybe the reason it still keeps happening is because it isn't actually as simple as waving a magic wand at a server rack and shouting "cloud?"
No.195723
Anonymous
Oh, I understand the Team health now. Each of the ten bars represents how many people have that % range left. Left most means dead, which explains why it's almost always full since most people aren't doing upgrades and so die quickly. If you watch when it's mostly empty, it will trend towards the right.
No.195764
Thirteen !!PEPfdTX0AFY
Replies:>>195767
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>Bought Homeworld Remastered on Steam.

>Open it.

>Black screen.

>No music, no sound.

>Computer starts churning.

>Force shutdown on computer.

>Repeat three times.
No.195767
Nøpe
Replies:>>196263
>>195764
Sounds like you could use that refund policy.
No.195772
Anonymous
Replies:>>195795
Some decent hidden gems as told by /v/ and they're actually pretty good:
https://archive.moe/v/thread/298067890/
No.195781
Anonymous
>>Looking through friends games for the Monster minigame Summer Sale gimmick
>>Everyone's level are at the few hundred mark
>>Except for one which is well over FOUR THOUSAND

What the bloody hell!?
No.195787
Anonymous
>>195781
Most likely got lucky and there are LOTS of people running scripts in the room. By day 2 people had figured out how to make the game own kick its own ass.
No.195795
Anonymous
>>195772
Thanks, I'll take a gander at that.

>>195781
>look at friends list of games
>most haven't even broken level 1000
>my game is at lvl 7177
>outside of boss levels we're clearing one level about every two seconds
>literally, often there's not even time for a level to fully spawn before we're on to the next level
top kek

>>195787
This. I got a script from a friend and I'm just letting that bitch run constantly. I'll check back every so often to spam powerups and improve my auto/real click and health.
No.195796
Anonymous
>Someone got an achievement in Hunie Pop
wtf is that
>Hentai dating sim based on match-3 puzzles
Oh
>Look at reivews
>“As a Christian, I cannot recommend this game to fellow believers.”
>Christ Centered Gamer
ahahahaha
No.195822
Anonymous
>>195787
I thought I was doing pretty well when I had a badge that said was in a game that got above 1800. These new script-broken games sort of render that moot.
No.195996
Anonymous
Replies:>>196023
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>>1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum

Game I picked up during the sale, one of those adventure novel games with stats.

Love stuff set in that era, and featuring archaeologist adventurers to boot.

Anyone else played it?
No.196023
Anonymous
>>195996
Man, that art really could use some extra work.
Replies:>>196093
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>Join summer game
>level +200k in less than 30 minutes
No.196093
Anonymous
>>196084
And here I thought my group was doing well at 35K.
No.196107
Anonymous
>one friend's group is almost up to 8 million
Holy crap. Every single person in there must be running a script. They probably pass hundreds of levels in the blink of an eye.
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>Reaching 100 Millions level cap in the Monster Minigame
No.196263
Thirteen !!PEPfdTX0AFY
>>195767
I just want to play Homeword. I've been wanting to play for like ten years.

Why do things do this to me.
No.196269
Anonymous
Replies:>>196286
Got Recettear on a whim and I'm surprised how much I'm enjoying it. While the combat is kinda boring the sale mechanics are a lot deeper than I thought they'd be.
No.196286
Thirteen !!PEPfdTX0AFY
Replies:>>196288
>>196269
I've played it and enjoyed it a lot, but I've had a problem with the mouse having trouble with stuff farther to the edge. Did they fix that yet?
No.196288
Anonymous
>>196286
It's keyboard driven. The only time I use the mouse is to rescale the window or reset the game. Haven't experienced any problems with it other than sometimes I boot it up and can't do anything, but I can just exit out and restart it.
No.196307
Anonymous
HAUL TIME. This summer, Gaben took me for:
- Goat Simulator
- Antichamber
- Waveform+Soundtrack+DLC
- Borderlands 2 GOTY
- Rock of Ages
- Child of Light
- Papers, Please
- The Talos Principle Soundtrack+Prototype DLC
Total taken: $27.89
(And about $15 in purchasing cards from the Marketplace)
No.196592
Anonymous
Is anyone else having a problem for Steam when it comes to the Comparison View for Achievements?

When I click on it the thing just tells me I need to be logged in to view this feature but I'm logged in at the time.

My roommate is having the same issue, is it a general thing?
I didn't got that much from the past sales, only bought KOF98, KOF2002, Nidhogg, MK Arcade Kollection and Double Dragon Neon.
No.197122
girder
Replies:>>197123
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Huh.
No.197123
Anonymous
>>197122
There was some decent games amongst that lot. Plus some decent games I already owned
No.197157
Anonymous
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I've got a couple of Gem Sacks on steam but whenever I click the button to unpack them nothing happens, its like there might as well not be a button there at all.

Is anyone else having that problem? Its really annoying.
No.197341
Anonymous
Steam seems to be acting up just now. Not sure if its on my end or theirs.
No.197622
Anonymous
When is the next big steam sale event going to be?
No.197623
Anonymous
>>197622
Traditionally, we'll have a mini one Thanksgiving weekend, then a larger one for the two weeks around Christmas.
No.197673
Anonymous
>>197622
Also probably a mini one for Halloween, but limited mainly to horror-themed games
No.197867
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>197869
The initial reviews for the Steam Controller are here. The range seems to be "this is terrible" to "a good keyboard substitute, but hard to get used to and not much better for games designed for a standard controller".

In related news, despite not being officially supported by Steam Link, the Dualshock 4 actually works on it.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/3p07ua/psa_the_ps4_controller_works_great_with_the_steam/
No.197869
Anonymous
>>197867
Inb4 patch to make it incompatible.
No.197896
MESIAS
I'll be reinstalling my OS soon, and I wanted to ask you how to save my savefiles from games that don't use the Steam Cloud, like Super House of Dead Ninjas, Hotline Miami or Skyrim.
No.197897
Anonymous
>>197896
Never done it either, but my guess would be to uninstall and then save the files that are left over in the game folders to USB. Those should be your saves and customizations, right?
No.197903
Anonymous
>>197896
If you right click a game in your Library and go to properties, I believe there's a tab or option for Save Files that should make it easy to import/export.

But I'm away from my computer and haven't done such a thing before, so I may be 100% wrong.
No.198628
Anonymous
2015 Winter Sale SOON!

The placeholders for the special trading cards has already gone up on the Badges page.
No.198629
Anonymous
>>198628

Need the TF2 Christmas event to start so I can flip some of my stuff for cash. Get Fallout 4
No.198771
MESIAS
>>198628
2015 Winter Sale NOW!
Let's see what we can get this time.
Also, you seem to get cards by checking your Discovery Queue.
No.198777
Anonymous
So what's with the mystery cards?
No.198780
Anonymous
>>198777
Just going in line with the Christmas noir theme this year. I think there's a comic too. They work just like regular steam cards, trade em, sell em, make them badges, whatever.
No.198792
Anonymous
>>198777
Looks like the mystery cards get turned into regular cards, so each day the next mystery card changes to give some more details. Badges can still be crafted while it's a mystery, though.
No.198793
Anonymous
What happened to daily deals being available for two days?
No.198794
Anonymous
haven't seen any daily deals. Might be because it looks like some wouldn't participate with their new games.
No.198800
Jumpman
http://venturebeat.com/2015/12/25/steam-goes-down-as-technical-issues-reveal-some-private-info/

>Steam is down for Christmas. Gamers on Twitter are reporting issues getting onto the download service. But that is not Steam’s biggest issue. Bugs are causing gamers to randomly get access to other people’s account information.
No.198802
Anonymous
>>198800

Dropped a note to a Twitch Streamer who was giving out a whole bunch of Steam codes.
No.198803
MESIAS
Replies:>>198804
>>198800
There's a DDoS attack coming from China that has been fucking up most of Steam.
No.198804
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
Replies:>>198836
>>198803
It's been stated by SteamDB to not be a DDoS attack, but an error with the servers.
No.198821
Anonymous
Replies:>>198837
The Beginner's Guide is on sale for like six bucks right now. Just bought it and played through it myself since I liked The Stanley Parable.

Best game experience I've had in a long time. I highly recommend the game to everyone here.
No.198837
Anonymous
>>198821
I'll have to give it another look, then; it came up in my queue but I moved past it because I was iffy on it at the time.
No.199761
Anonymous
Replies:>>199763
Final Fantasy 9 is on sale on Steam until the 20th.

Does anyone know if its a good port of the game or is it shonky like the PC version of 7 was supposed to be?

This is the only FF game I'm actually tempted to buy on Steam.
No.199763
TeethandHunger
>>199761
Not the most memorable FF for me, but still enjoyable. I'd say get it. I've also looked at the special features which include a no encounter modes. Which gave me a hardy chuckle. Good for Lets Plays I guess.

Speaking of Steam in a steam thread, what do you guys think of Steam Machines: Stand-alone devices for enjoying the Steam gaming. For a stupid non-building computer thing like me, are they any good?
No.199764
DudeWithMoney !SFwR6DnH/Y
Replies:>>199766
>>199763

No Encounter modes are godlike for backtracking to get a treasure or optional boss or whatnot. They're legitimately the only thing that make Bravely Default's second half at all bearable.
No.199766
Anonymous
Replies:>>199769
>>199763
>>199764
Do the special features/cheats affect unlocking achievements? It sounds like they could be a big help for some of the more difficult ones.
No.199767
Anonymous
>>199763
The steam machine actually seems like a great idea - but I consider it pretty overpriced. Though the fact that I already have hundreds of games on steam I can't have someone else use while I work on my laptop makes it seem kind of worth it. Plus the fact that while I can run a lot of games on my machine, it's still not suitable for some of the triple A titles I've gotten (and will probably keep getting in the future) as gifts.

I do have a steam link. And its worked great so far! But it definitely has me wanting for more in those cases where I want a bigger game to run on my work computer as I'm in the living room.

Honestly, if you have the games, fits your budget, and want a dedicated game computer/console hybrid, I say go for it.
No.199769
TeethandHunger
>>199766
I don't think so. This thread says you still get achievements.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/377840/discussions/0/361787186418648662/

What kind of boosters
http://steamcommunity.com/app/377840/discussions/0/361787186419888498/

High speed mode (doubles all movement speeds, both in and out of battle) (F1/RB on pause menu)
• Always full ATB/Trance/HP/MP (F2/LB on pause menu)
• 9999 damage (F3/LT on pause menu)
• No random encounters (F4/RT on pause menu)
• Master abilities (equipping an item automatically unlocks its abilities permanently) (F5/in Config menu)
• Level and magic stone max (F6/in Config menu)
• Gil max (F7/in Config menu)

This is a quote from another steam thread:
"Although the good thing at least is that the 3 most game-breaking boosters are a one-time only activation and not a toggle on/off, so you get the reward of grinding and finishing the game with the boosters area clear."

Might be the last three in that booster list.
No.199803
Anonymous
Replies:>>199806
The writing of ff9 is a bit shonky.

Like for instance in cutscenes the eidolons are shown as retardedly powerful, the cutscenes designed for this purpose wanks all over them with entire kingdoms being destroyed in a single attack and its supposed to be the reason why everyone wants them, but then they are shown to be completely worthless against Garland or anything under his command and basically cease to be a big deal really.

Its like those cutscenes were trying too hard.
No.199806
Anonymous
>>199803
Your summoners aren't able to access the full power of their summons. Kuja had technology that allowed Brahne to, but even then only with dozens of Black Mages adding their power to the spell. But Eiko was too young to be a proper summoner, and Dagger's horn was removed when she was a child.
No.199813
Anonymous
>>199806
>Dagger
16 years later and this still annoys the fuck out of me

It was just supposed to be a temporary cover name!
No.199814
Anonymous
Replies:>>199816
>>199806
This sounds like fanon bullshit.
No.199816
Anonymous
Replies:>>199817
>>199814
No, it's specifically said in-game. We witness Brahne having the Black Mages power the spell in the assault on the Iifa tree, and Eiko explains about the ways of the Summoner tribe when you meet her, and lets other bits slip over the course of the game afterward.

A Summoner is supposed to have a single Eidolon they've bonded with specifically, which happens at age 16 (Eiko is only six). Summoners use their horns to communicate with their Eidolons. Eiko was shocked when she learned Garnet was a summoner because she didn't have a horn, (you find out later that it was removed when she was adopted--I want to say Dr. Tot was the one that revealed this) so the fact that she could do summons at all was unbelievable to Eiko.
No.199817
Anonymous
Replies:>>200148
>>199816
>>199806
The problem is that even the very strongest Summon or an entire island full of summoners is worthless next to the power of the airship Invincible as proven time and time again, so why exactly was Kuja spending all this effort trying to get a better Summon and thought it was somehow important when such things are meaningless compared to the power of his master?
No.200133
Mister Twister
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So this popped up.

At first I thought it was a legit joke.
No.200148
Anonymous
>>199817
Well remember, Invincible's power always came in the form of taking over control of Eidolons. The ship by itself wasn't powerful and wouldn't give Kuja any advantage against Garland
No.200164
Anonymous
Goddammit when is the next big steam sale event.

Got a massive amount of games in my wishlist I want to buy.

Also got a massive amount of card sets that are just one card away from being badges, would be cool if I was getting extra stuff for making badges during one of those events.
No.200176
Mister Twister
Replies:>>200178
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Downloading Legend of Kay Anniversary right now.

If I have fun I'll tell you all about it.
No.200178
Mister Twister
Replies:>>200180
>>200176
Well, the Mac port had no controller support and an NPC graphical glitch. First ever Stream refund request.

Fuck everything.
No.200180
Mister Twister
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>>200178
Bought Psychonauts instead. On a Mac the controller works, even though it is somewhat cumbersome to set up.

Finally, I can have a good, long, 3D platformer to enjoy.
No.200248
Anonymous
I am most unhappy that Steam doesn't have any cool mech or superhero games left available to me.
No.200290
Anonymous
Seems like the Next Steam Sale Event is soon.

Just completed a regular card set and converted them into a badge, then amongst the other stuff I got was a mysterious ??? card (number 3) for the Steam Summer Sale 2016.
No.200291
Anonymous
Replies:>>200292
GoG.com is giving out System Shock 2 to people who try out the beta version of their new download client.
No.200292
T4 was here
>>200291
Link plz.
No.200525
Anonymous
Replies:>>200527
So... has anyone noticed the disturbing undercurrent to this summer's sale theme?
No.200526
Anonymous
Steam Controller on Sale and being Price Matched by Amazon. Anyone know if it's the 2nd Revision?
No.200527
Anonymous
>>200525
Not as interesting as it was the last few times. No polling for a daily pick. Miss the teams.
No.200604
Minifig
Replies:>>200605
Let's see... picked up the first two Monkey Island games, Brutal Legend, Crusader Kings II, Hatoful Boyfriend, Qvadriga, Stanley Parable, Orion Trail, Transformers: Devastation and some stuff that I can't even remember.

Yes, I did watch TotalBiscuit's video, why do you ask?
No.200605
Alpharius
Replies:>>200705
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>>200604
How much did CKII cost you? And did you grab all of the expansion packs?

I spent all my money allotted allowance (read 60$) for Steam on the GOG sale had before the steam summer sale even began.
>Arcanum
>Planescape Torment
>Pillars of Etenity
>Witcher 1
>System Shock 1 & 2
No.200609
Anonymous
Shipping was a bit much so I went to the local GameStop to pick up one of the Steam Controllers. Feels pretty good and I do like the dual action triggers. Tuning the trackpads and the haptic feedback is a lot of trail and error. But Having Zoom and Shoot rigged to one button is great.
No.200705
Minifig
>>200605
It was 75% off, so about £7.50, but that was just basic CKII. I've heard some of the expansions don't really add anything, and I couldn't be bothered to spend that much money on everything, even at 75% off for everything. I might pick some up in future sales, once I know what's worth having and what isn't... after I play the damn thing, of course.
No.200732
Minifig
Replies:>>200736
In case anybody's interested, all the 90's Star Trek games are 50% off on Steam right now

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_25th_Anniversary_(computer_game)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Judgment_Rites
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Starfleet_Academy_(video_game)

The sale seems to be until August 1, and I guess it's to celebrate the new movie. I've heard Starfleet Academy is kinda clunky, but the other two seem pretty darn spiffy. I just hope they work on Windows 10...
No.200736
Anonymous
>>200732
25th Anniversary is a good point and click.

A TNG A Final Unity is also a good one. Used the disk as a soundcard checking utility since that was for some reason the only way to get sound to work in dos only if I ran that disk first.
No.200738
rasputin_zero !!e9Z+3lbULwW
>>200736
A Final Unity was ace. It's probably the closest any game has ever got to simulating commanding a Federation starship. Most other games you're either flying the Enterprise with a joystick or it's all space battles all the time, but without the away teams or the diplomacy or the Moral Quandary Of The Week puzzle-solving it's just not "Star Trek".
No.200739
Minifig
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>>200736
>>200738
>TNG: A Final Unity
Ffffuuuuuuuuuck! I've been trying to remember what it was called! I remember looking at that game in an electronics store back when I was little, and having my mind blown by the blurb. Looks like the game's abandonware, which I guess is fine because then I won't feel bad for pirating it.
No.200740
Anonymous
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>>200738
>you're either flying the Enterprise with a joystick
But rasputin_zero, that's canon
No.200741
Anonymous
>>200738

Actually being able to pull off the Picard Maneuver was pretty cool. I really want that again. Also Elite Force with a bit more depth would be nice.
No.200781
Anonymous
Replies:>>200791
The weeklong monday deals usually aren't all that great, but this week's there's Grim Dawn, the new Shadow Warrior, The Fall and Titan Souls on sale and those are all definitely worth checking out.
No.200787
Anonymous
Replies:>>200791
Goddammit, Steam doesn't have enough giant robot or superhero games
No.200791
Minifig
>>200781
There's also some decent Lord of The Rings games on there, including Shadows of Mordor
>>200787
Well, they put Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 & 2 up on Steam a week ago; just wait a year or so, and they'll have worked out all the bugs and made sure it actually work with an official Microsoft controller... probably.
No.200792
Anonymous
Replies:>>200861
>>200791
And hopefully lowered the price to something less retarded.
No.200793
Anonymous
>>200791
I would have bought Shadows of Mordor but apparently my laptop can't run it according to that Can I Play It(?) site
No.200833
Anonymous
Replies:>>200837
Steam has ran out of video games for me.

Own over 300 of them.

Only games currently on it that I want are all still in early access.

Have been having a serious search through it and am left somewhat frustrated at this moment.
No.200837
Alpharius on the move
Replies:>>200839
>>200833
Have you tried Good Old Games? ==> GOG.com
No.200839
Anonymous
Replies:>>200840
>>200837
How different is the selection between the two?
No.200840
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
>>200839

GOG carries a lot of older PC games in addition to recent releases—and all without DRM (“You buy it - it’s yours”).
No.200861
Minifig
>>200792
Well, that's a given; Stick of Truth came out on Steam for the same price, and now it's little over half that. Publishers do this shit because they know there'll always be a couple dozen idiots who'll stump up that cash on Day 1. Shit sucks, but what can you do?
No.201030
Anonymous
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>heard good things about Armello on /tg/
>then hear that it's not that great (at least, not worth paying more than half price for)
>when it's on sale, there's never more than 25% off
No.201031
Anonymous
>Man commits career suicide live on stage

Not for the faint of heart.

//youtube.com/watch?v=_IPZTRCu664youtube thumb
No.201032
Anonymous
>>201031
People still care about what Randy Pitchford says? Besides Jim Sterling who's taking one for the team to listen to him.
No.201044
Anonymous
>>201031
>Sings "The Bigot Song."

Well, there you go. Alienating half of game culture right there.
No.201296
Anonymous
So the Halloween Sale is just a straightforward holiday sale? No card gimmicks or other promotions, just a straightforward sale on horror-themed games
No.201299
Alpharius
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>>201296
No.201301
Anonymous
Replies:>>201302
>>201296
Witcher 3 popping up in there.

Not that I care since I already bought the Complete Edition but just wanting more people to experience that greatness.
No.201302
Anonymous
>>201301
Witcher should only be bought from GoG though.

They sell 3 on it for 25 all the time.
No.201359
Anonymous
Next sale is tomorrow?
No.201459
Anonymous
Seems like the upcoming sale is going to have a trading-card related gimmick.

Just got a random booster back which let me complete a set, and with the usual stuff got a 'Mysterious Card 5'.
No.201476
Anonymous
Replies:>>201479
Steam is Dead forever
No.201479
Anonymous
Replies:>>201481
>>201476

Back up.

Question about trading. I've got a load of keys I got trading off things before the market bottom dropped out. Does trading require that Steam Guard BS? Because I've not been able to get that to work at all.
No.201481
Anonymous
>>201479
>trading require that Steam Guard

Yup, if you don't have Stema Guard then any trading transactions will be delayed for two weeks (I think, not sure about the exact span of the delay), which means nobody is going to want to trade with you.
No.201482
Anonymous
Replies:>>201484
It kinda sucks. I understand why they put such a system in place, but I don't own a mobile or tablet so I can't sign up for it either. Or get the next tier of the Community Ambassador badge...
No.201484
Anonymous
>>201482
Pretty sure there are ways around that, I've seen guides to enable steam guard using Bluestacks on your PC.
No.201573
Anonymous
Replies:>>201574
welp now I'm locked out since its been more than a year since I've bought anything on Steam.
No.201574
Anonymous
Replies:>>201576
>>201573
What do you mean locked out exactly?

Sort of a related spinoff, but when I look over my friends list (of people I don't know personally but friended for a reason or another) at people who it says haven't logged on in months I feel worry, are they alright? Have they passed away?
Obviously countless people die every day but through this tenuous connection with people I barely even knew it inspires much greater feelings.
No.201576
Anonymous
>>201574
I can't use market functions because I've not bought anything in a year and a half through the steam store.

I know some on my list that don't log in for personal reasons manly dealing with hardships or just personal matters.

I know I didn't bother for years due to college.
No.201745
Anonymous
Steam, I specifically set you to exclude VR games from the Discovery Queue, stop showing me VR games you motherfucking cunt shit fucker.
No.201746
Anonymous
Christ why are there so many 'hidden object' games on Steam?
No.201979
Anonymous
Replies:>>201980
Is it true there's only something like 7000-something games on steam?

Because according to the Discovery Queue feature I've already looked through 5,797 of them.
No.201980
Anonymous
Replies:>>201981
>>201979
https://twitter.com/Steam_Spy/status/804072335997358084
Nah.
No.201981
Anonymous
Replies:>>201985
>>201980
DLC and movies count towards the total right?
No.201985
Mister Twister
>>201981
>movies on Steam
Branching out, am I right?
No.201986
Anonymous
Replies:>>201987
To be fair most of them seem to be documentaries about indie gaming, and kung fury.
No.201987
Anonymous
>>201986
Small indie titles some VR and 360 test materials along with John Wick and other action flicks. Overall it could be worse.
No.202008
Anonymous
I want to enjoy the Friday the 13th game itself but everything else about it has been so atrocious so far.

Like today, I've without fail been kicked from every game I've played midway due to supposed 'Connection Issues', not being able to complete a single game is the breaking point frustration-wise.

Its a bloody shambles.
No.202011
Anonymous
Yea thought that would be a thing. Yea I saw that it preformed well in the alpha. But they didn't boost the servers to handle increasing the players.
No.202052
Alpharius a go go
Replies:>>202137
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Guess it's back for round 2.
No.202135
Anonymous
Any buddy have list of 19-ish year old child friendly steam groups?
No.202137
Snes !v68zTeBMI.
Replies:>>202139
>>202052
I'm glad. First attempt was marred by terrible quality control. The idea is sound, you just have to present mods that players would want to spend money on instead of overpriced trinkets.
No.202139
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
>>202137
It had much bigger problems than that--mostly related to mods that were based on other mods, which works when everything is free, then breaks completely when you introduce the ability to charge people.

That's what the new paid mods will only be ones made for the store.
No.202140
Anonymous
The gimmick for this summer sale seems to be... stickers?
No.202141
Anonymous
Shame they don't do anything for the stickers. I miss the tf2 bonus stuff
No.202162
Alpharius
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I got a very small and cheap couple of games this sale.
>the last 3 Sims 3 expansions I wanted
>VA-11 Hall-A
>Game Dev Tycoon
No.202164
Anonymous
I collected all the stickers and nothing happened, kind of bummed out now.

Thought maybe would have gotten a badge for it or something.
No.202180
Anonymous
Replies:>>202181
YOOO JOTUN IS FREE
No.202181
Anonymous
>>202180
Meh
No.202218
Anonymous
>Checking out the market
>Selling off some Player Unknown crate
>Decide to check TF2 market

>Buds are now 2 key.

Wow.
No.417491
Anonymous
Replies:>>417492
Why are a shitload of my Steam games needing tiny updates?

This has happened before.
No.417492
Anonymous
>>417491
… you are right, most of my titles have updates queued too. Including ones last updated in 2014. I wonder what's going on.
No.417493
Anonymous
quick google search says:
Steam updating shared .NET, Visual C++ and PhysX libraries - That is what the mass updates are for.

So nothing serious.
No.417494
Anonymous
I've got 100% achievements in 67 games of my library but my Steam profile says I only have it in 66.
This gross injustice against the sweat of one's brow infuriates me.
No.417541
Anonymous
Goddammit Steam have another Big Sale.

Do it now to show up Epic for not even being able to do that right.
No.417542
Anonymous
the full Borderlands collection was something like 6$ on this weekend, including all DLCs.
No.417550
Anonymous
Replies:>>417551
Is anyone else having Steam freeze up on them when they aren't doing anything with it?

Has happened to me a few times now.
No.417551
Anonymous
Replies:>>417552
>>417550
Doesn't have any such issues here, but sometimes it takes a few seconds for something like the store or library page to load. Used to be instantaneous.
No.417552
Anonymous
Replies:>>417642
>>417551
Its like when I click away from the steam application it will sometimes freeze up and stop responding now, needs to be forcefully closed.

Haven't been using Steam as much recently because I've been playing an MMO alot of the time instead.
No.417642
Anonymous
>>417552
Damn it I thought this problem had went away but now its happening again, the steam client browser whiteing-out and freezing once more.

Its not like the people on the Steam Help function were any use either.
No.417686
Anonymous
So I try to buy a game and Steam just gives the Paypal authentication error message. Double check the card data, the login data, try manually logging in to paypal or use the saved info, or even buying from a browser - nothing. As a last resort I attempt to reinstall Steam... only to notice that it deletes the ENTIRE steam directory, which includes quite a bunch of custom stuff I put into each folder over the years.

Nope.

Luckily I have backups, but this is still a dick thing. It reminds me of the misfortune I had with the Half-life uninstaller, 20 YEARS ago, where I put the game on a separate drive and it ended up deleting half the drive on uninstalling the game.
No.417704
Anonymous
So the Halloween sale has been ongoing, that's fine, its never the more interesting of the annual Steam sales.

But on the other hand there was an update and THEY CHANGED THE FUCKING LIBRARY LAYOUT and as you might imagine its a terrible alteration.
Why the fuck do companies feel the need to keep doing this?
No.417709
Anonymous
>>417704
So after the 'update' Steam is loading badly again, where it was fine beforehand. Dammit.
No.417711
Anonymous
Replies:>>417713
>>417704
I noticed the library layout change yesterday. And yeah, it sucks, but at least a few things (like discussion forums) are easier to access. But I hate that stupid masonry column layout. If you could nix that and change it back to show only news, and set the sidebar to have smaller font again, it would be more usable.

Either way I mostly just launch the same 2-3 games by right clicking the steam icon on the taskbar, so I decided to just ignore the new design entirely.

>Why the fuck do companies feel the need to keep doing this?
Because of how corporate culture works. A new design is seen as a bold new direction in the eyes of the investors Minor improvenets or evolutions of an existing design are seen as no improvements or stagnation, and a waste of resources. It doesn't matter if the new design is less functional or that it doesn't have a place for existing features. The investors and CEOs generally don't even use the product, so they wouldn't even know about that. In their eyes, the new design is something cool and marketable, so they get approved.

It's why so many times you have a successful product that, instead of getting continuous improvements, gets a complete rewrite from ground-up that makes it less usable over time. There were so many popular applications that suffered from that.
No.417713
Mester Twester
>>417711
I think the designers just need to be paid for some reason.
No.417726
Anonymous
Replies:>>417727
Steam has been freezing often when I boot it up, anyone else having that happen?
No.417727
Anonymous
>>417726
Luckily, it works fine for me.
No.417729
Anonymous
OK, I found one issue with the new design, there's no way to check the game news/updates now. I tended to just go through all of my games to see if any showed up any news/updates that might be worth checking out, but this is impossible now. In fact I can't even find any place to check the game updates now; and due to SEO manipulation it's not even possible to look up this issue on google.
No.417756
Anonymous
Steam's being weird at the moment, things don't always load like when you click on screenshort/guides tabs or you won't be able to see forum replies. Usually have to try again later.
No.417785
Anonymous
The Autumn sale is up with its badges given out in regards to picking nominations for the 2019 awards.

Not really excited to buy anything during it. Will probably wait for the winter sale.
No.417814
Anonymous
Replies:>>417818
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Gonna buy Pathfinder Kingmaker Enhanced Edition when it goes on sale. Assuming it does during the sale in a couple of weeks. Including the Expansion content.
No.417818
Anonymous
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>>417814
No.417825
Anonymous
Happened to complete a badge and got a 'Mysterious Card - 7' among the rewards so thats the cards for the Winter Sale event prepped, wonder if there will be any fancy gimmick this year.
No.417828
Anonymous
Huh sale is on already.

Thought it was gonna be the 22nd.
No.417836
Anonymous
The winning choices for the Steam Awards this year were pretty bullshit.
No.417837
Anonymous
So I had this long standing problem with my computer, where the mouse cursor would stop all animation some time after booting, then eventually some games would even stop showing the cursor altogether. First I thought it was a manifestation of the infamous AMD cursor corruption bug, since I recently changed drivers, but rolling back made no difference. Logging out and back in from my user account fixed the issue but of course this was not a long term fix.

After eliminating all factors, I found out that the culprit was Steam. If I restarted the steam client, the cursor fixed itself.

What the fuck, seriously.
No.418046
Anonymous
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Steam is the closest thing I have to a gf/wife. Takes my money and gives me good times while always being there for me in my home as we spend our lives together.

I worry what will become of my Steam account when I'm gone, because it has all these bloody games I've spent so much money on and it seems a waste for it to just end when I do.
No.418080
Anonymous
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not a shop.
No.418081
Anonymous
>>418080
I mean its an agreeable statement.

Fuck Epic Games Store
No.418083
Anonymous
>>418080
>not a shop.

Yeah, it's a store.
No.418191
Anonymous
The Tomb Raider reboot and some top-down co-op shooter are going free on Steam at the moment, because of the epidemic.

I'm not going to play them (fuck the reboot) but I added them to my pile anyway.
No.418196
Anonymous
Replies:>>418198
Who here is part of the plus4chan group on Steam?
No.418198
Anonymous
>>418196
I am.
No.418307
Anonymous
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Cute.

Pornography being available on Steam is a blessing.
No.418400
Anonymous
Steam have been having a fair amount of little sales, as in for a particular publisher's catalogue, but am looking forward to the next proper Steam Sale.
No.418439
Anonymous
I have a sickness of the mind when it comes to collecting Steam badges.
Had to go out of my way to get the current 'Spring Cleaning' one. Then had to idle in a couple of games I didn't enjoy playing just so the trading cards would drop.

Anyone else like that with the badges & cards?
No.418444
Anonymous
Replies:>>418455
I used to be able to buy extra games on steam from selling all those stupid card things that came with games, but they started requiring phone validations for those a few years back...
No.418455
Anonymous
Replies:>>418456
>>418444
Can't you still put them up for sale on the market place, there's just some kind of waiting period involved?
No.418456
Anonymous
>>418455
There's waiting involved. Something like two weeks, I forgot. At which point the prices completely shift and the card is impossible to sell at the price you put it up at.
No.418474
Anonymous
Dragon Age 2 and Dragon Age Inquisition just popped up on Steam.

I'm tempted to get DA:I since I've nothing to play at the moment but... the franchise is pretty garbage after the first game.
No.418516
Anonymous
Steam summer sale is live.
Doesn't seem if there's a specific gimmick to it but they've introduced some new cosmetic shop for your profile that uses points you get whenever you buys games.
No.418524
Anonymous
Replies:>>418525
I've now got so many games in my 'backlog' that its making me depressed.

The problem is sitting and looking at them I'm feeling no desire to actually play them, bought so many on this sale and I've only played a couple.
No.418525
Anonymous
>>418524
I kind of feel the same, luckily for me it's only when looking at my wishlist. It sucks that there are so many games I want to try, but just don't feel any motivation to play them anymore.

There have been 2 new games since May I bought and I feel pretty good that I actually am playing those instead of just having them for no reason. About the only games in my actual library I bought but haven't played are titles that were given away for free, and Armikrog which cost like 2€ on sale.
No.418541
Anonymous
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Picked up Love Esquire during the sale along with some others. Its a pretty good VN. Amy is best girl
No.418593
Anonymous
Replies:>>418594
Something weird is happening with Steam, people not being able to play their games.
No.418594
Anonymous
Replies:>>418595
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>>418593
Can confirm, it's happening here too. I had my computer still on for the past week and steam kept staying online during that duration, but I had to reboot and now it's not connecting.

Seems to be a common issue.
No.418595
Anonymous
>>418594
Seems this fixed itself after exiting it, restarting it (once or twice...), then it ran a self updater and now it can connect again.