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Fathom Zero Jun 1st, 2010 10:28 PM

Check out the Sega stuff on Steam today. Yet another way for them to get more of my money.

DougClayton4231 Jun 2nd, 2010 07:26 AM

Why are the games on steam so expensive? You don't get a physical copy, manual, case, or shelf space in a store so shouldn't it start off at 40$ or something. Or is all that just extra profit now that they don't have to actually give you anything physical?

Fathom Zero Jun 2nd, 2010 08:23 AM

They're MSRP, usually. I believe it's because that's what the publisher wants to charge. It's probably not Steam's fault. Also, there's the convenience of not having to keep discs, though I don't think that's really factored into the price. I think Valve uses up a lot of bandwidth and there's probably a lot of server overhead.

Plus, most PC games start at $50 usually, anyway. And the sales on Steam are very righteous.

DougClayton4231 Jun 2nd, 2010 11:09 AM

In Europe, Steam directly converts $ to € which has pissed a lot of people off. $50.00 = ~€40.00 currently but it was a lot worse earlier this year.

OxBlood Jun 2nd, 2010 11:14 AM

They wanted 50€ for Dawn of War 2...I think they still do...not acceptable if you ask me. Downloadgames HAVE to be cheaper than Disc-Versions, especially if you have to be online to play them, something the Publishers like to try out right now as it seems.

Still, I got quite some games from Steam but only cheap stuff.

Fathom Zero Jun 2nd, 2010 11:17 AM

Yeah, I forget that the Eur. gets shafted on a lot with their stupid currency not being converted. :(

Dimnos Jun 2nd, 2010 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DougClayton4231 (Post 687925)
In Europe, Steam directly converts $ to which has pissed a lot of people off. $50.00 = ~40.00 currently but it was a lot worse earlier this year.

As in if a game cost $50 they charge you 50? :confused:

OxBlood Jun 2nd, 2010 12:07 PM

I think so, yeah, Example: Alpha Protocol costs 49,99€ here.

Now, I can´t look up the US-Price right now but surely one of you can, stupid Geo-mumbojumbo-schnickschnack.

Dimnos Jun 2nd, 2010 12:30 PM

On console its $59.99 on PC its $49.99.

DougClayton4231 Jun 2nd, 2010 03:32 PM

Yeah Dimnos, it's a ridiculous system that has not been changed to this day. I don't even live in Europe and it pisses me off.

Just started Metro 2033 and Call of Juarez 2 and I am intrigued. Call of Juarez 2 is honestly the most un-American game I have ever played. Not to mention, racist.

darkvare Jun 2nd, 2010 07:25 PM

lol if that was the same system in mexico it would fucking rock

Fathom Zero Jun 3rd, 2010 07:30 AM

Playing Demon's Souls. Fuck wolves.

Dimnos Jun 3rd, 2010 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darkvare (Post 687983)
lol if that was the same system in mexico it would fucking rock


What would that be? Like $5? :lol

bigtimecow Jun 4th, 2010 04:33 PM

............ff7 :(

Dimnos Jun 4th, 2010 04:57 PM

Im sorry BTC. :(

10,000 Volt Ghost Jun 4th, 2010 05:29 PM

(LIGHTNING)+(ALL)=DISC 2 IN 10 HOURS

Phoenix Gamma Jun 5th, 2010 01:53 PM

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

Pretty cool. Waaay better than Portable Ops. Controls frustrate me though. Thanks for the one analog nub, Sony.

DougClayton4231 Jun 6th, 2010 10:58 AM

I'm going to attempt to play Crysis today, I hope my PC will run it.

UPDATE: Wow, Crysis runs at like 40fps constantly on my PC. My parts are all about 2 years old too. :D

OxBlood Jun 6th, 2010 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phoenix Gamma (Post 688135)
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

Pretty cool. Waaay better than Portable Ops. Controls frustrate me though. Thanks for the one analog nub, Sony.

I liked Portable Ops. The PSP is no place for a "real" Metal Gear game in my opinion and it was fun building up your stuff in PO. Still, I might give it a try, not much else coming out in the next few weeks...I think.

bigtimecow Jun 6th, 2010 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10,000 Volt Ghost (Post 688092)
(LIGHTNING)+(ALL)=DISC 2 IN 10 HOURS

12 hours in on disc one. i'm really enjoying it, even though its so fucking bland :(

Phoenix Gamma Jun 6th, 2010 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OxBlood (Post 688163)
I liked Portable Ops. The PSP is no place for a "real" Metal Gear game in my opinion and it was fun building up your stuff in PO. Still, I might give it a try, not much else coming out in the next few weeks...I think.

Eh, Peace Walker's got some Portable Ops stuff in there; you can still capture/recruit guys and put them in different divisions, and everything is still mission based. The reason this game isn't bland like PO though is that the maps aren't shitty. PO was just a bunch of rectangular cubes, and a bunch of the same ol' missions. I remember one map might have had stairs and ladders? Woo! Ladders! It was more like Diet Metal Gear. This is Portable Metal Gear.

I wish more than two whole people in the world still played PSP games. I want to try versus and co-op. That Love Box I have will never get fully used :(

10,000 Volt Ghost Jun 6th, 2010 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigtimecow (Post 688168)
12 hours in on disc one. i'm really enjoying it, even though its so fucking bland :(


Love that game though. I'm still hoping for a HD remake.

Who are you using?

Fathom Zero Jun 7th, 2010 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DougClayton4231 (Post 688159)
I'm going to attempt to play Crysis today, I hope my PC will run it.

UPDATE: Wow, Crysis runs at like 40fps constantly on my PC. My parts are all about 2 years old too. :D

Ditto. Planned obsolescence doesn't really do anything to people that get a new computer every ten years or so.

DougClayton4231 Jun 7th, 2010 08:34 AM

lol it's too bad that Crysis is so boring. It's so fucking hard that you can barely progress and your suit needs some new batteries every 3 seconds.

Fathom Zero Jun 7th, 2010 08:35 AM

I didn't really care for it either. :( Playing on an island is fun though. I wish Far Cry 3 was on an island.


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