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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
My only beef with steam/valve is that I can't sell my games when I get tired of them.

I bought the Orange Box retail in stores. Since it's linked to my Steam account, I can't technically sell the discs. That's BS. If I don't want the game anymore, I should be able to sell it.

Valve/Steam have lost my business.
I agree 100%

Although I like Steam. It is easy to get games and download them. The prices are normally pretty good and you can always download them again. However their download speeds are slow slow slow!
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post #62 of 86
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He threw a little hate at my <3'ed valve games so I threw a little hate right back in his direction, you know, to make sure the yin was balanced with the yang
And you have to admit though, he did seem like a bit of a thick headed dink who didn't even give the games the time of day before he labeled them as bad back in the beginning of the thread.
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post #63 of 86
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The only game I'm currently looking forward to is GTA IV.



Okay, 10 minutes was an exaggeration. Maybe...15 minutes. If I'm not drawn into a game after that long, it goes in the bin. Or in Steams case, deleted from my computer forever. Maybe I'm just impatient.

I love how users in this forum blast people that don't agree with them on a video game. I don't like any game offered by Valve, and half of you are ready to crucify me, just like you all did agaisnt THG in the Mac thread. Stop being so defensive.
Users on this forum blast people that make stupid comments like: "I played xxxx game for 10 minutes and I didn't like it, so I binned it."
Yes because you know exactly how fun a game will be in 10 minutes, when most of the games out today are 8+ hours long. I (and others) would have never played through great games like Goldeneye, Doom, Rainbow Six Vegas, Hitman, etc etc.

Another stupid comment from you: "I can't sell my games, so Valve has lost my business". Pretty self explanatory. If you are such a baller that you can go Donald Trump on a game in 10 minutes and bin it, you should have to worry about reselling your game and denying Valve of some more moolah to make thier services better.
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I'm not reading the entire thread, but I believe there have been other ubisoft games on steam long before those.
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post #65 of 86
In terms of selling your STEAM games, you "mark" your game as "Sold". Then, when the buyer installs it, it is then activated on the buyer's account and removed from the sellers.

Simple no?

I'm sure Steam could do that.
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In terms of selling your STEAM games, you "mark" your game as "Sold". Then, when the buyer installs it, it is then activated on the buyer's account and removed from the sellers.

Simple no?

I'm sure Steam could do that.
But why would they want to do that. Not being able to remove it means others gotta but it a new copy.
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post #67 of 86
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But why would they want to do that. Not being able to remove it means others gotta but it a new copy.
No, I mean that the seller can put their game "up for sale" on Steam. When the buyer receives the game (presuming its a hard copy), the buyer installs the game and can then activate it on his/her own account.

Basically its the ability to put the game into a "pool" where it awaits to be re-activated by someone else, ie. the buyer.
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Over 40 titles will be eventually be available,
In the US

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"We look forward to working with Steam and continuing to strengthen our commitment to the PC gaming community with innovative products and wider distribution channels, added Ubisoft senior sales director Andy Swanson.
Not if you only distribute it in the US
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I'm looking forward to all the new players that may be exposed to the Il2:Sturmovik series. I'm sure there are a lot of people out there that would love a good combat flight simulator but all they are exposed to is crap like Aces High, or CFS3 from M$, ad crap like that, Il2 is the best combat flight simulator, hell, the best flight simulator on the planet. It's sad that this game has not gotten any real publicity from Ubisoft, and the developer (Maddox Games) really has no say in advertising as that is up to the publisher, Ubisoft.
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I have to agree with themike, HL wasn't very fun...I don't see the hype in that game, what makes it sooo much different and better than any other FPS?
Yeah, I agree with both of you. I played HL for...an hour or two? Died to a bunch of headcrabs a few times, then quit. Wasn't terribly exciting. Meh.

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the story, the physics, the gameplay, the atmosphere... everything man, valve games are so different from every other publisher's titles its ridiculous.

If you guy's don't enjoy Half-life and you are only looking forward to games like GTA4, maybe you guys need to join a fraternity together and play some HALO, because judging from you're analysis', you guys seem to be the type who just want to blow things up and "own noobs"
I'm more into strategy games, myself - although I did enjoy Dark Messiah. It had a blah plot, but really good sword combat.

TF2 looks fun, and also Portal...but I think I'll stick with Ubi games. I like most of them.

Games I loved:
-Starcraft
-Warcraft II
-Warcraft III
-Diablo II
-Total Annihilation
-TA Kingdoms (Awesome story!)
-Outpost 2 (Awesome story!)
-Majesty
-Kohan: IS
-Kohan II: KoW
-Dungeon Keeper
-Dungeon Keeper II
-Disciples II
-Warlords Battlecry series
-Fallout II
-Arcanum
-Heroes of Might and Magic III/IV/V
-Monkey Island series
-Homeworld/Homeworld II; I should pick up Sins of a Solar Empire!
-Earth 2150
-Kotor
-Beyond Good & Evil
-Prince of Persia: SoT; TWW was a bit meh, aside from the Dhaka moments, but the third rocked.
-Psychonauts
-Overlord

There's more that I thought were good games, but I didn't really connect to them as much.

Edit: Oh yes, and I do find BF2142 quite enjoyable when playing with friends.

Edit2: Oh, I completely forgot about console games!... well, this'll soon be a huge list.
     
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