At 10/15/12 04:13 AM, Coop wrote:
I think we've been over this before and while I can see what you're getting at, I've still not reached the tipping point of saying that it's officially too easy to get 5,000 Medal Points... not unless you count when the HTD pieces were spewed out daily, with a 100 point medal apiece, just for clicking to their site.
I agree. It's taken me 3 years to get to 60,000. Some people obviously get points faster than I do, but regardless.. I'm near the top 100 in total medal points and if you only congratulated every 10k medal points then I would have only posted here 6 times.. In the same times I've posted here around 22 times for B/P rank upgrades, 33 times every 1k saves, 5 times every 1k blams, and around 11 times every 1k EXP.
Not many people get 10k medal points very quickly, and for the most part the ones that do don't even post here.
Yep, you made a good call on that. Sadly, if I want to play those games, it'll be a matter of rebuying them elsewhere. Well, that's if they're available on non-Steam services so something like Half-Life is out the window.
At 10/13/12 03:18 PM, Bahamut wrote:
Well, you could always switch to console gaming. All of the Half-Life games, even the first, have come out on consoles.
One bullshit to another is what's keeping me away from Steam games. I did buy two games from GOG the other day and although I had problems running Duke Nukem 3D, all it took was to run it on admin mode and it worked like a charm. However, controls are a different story as I have a hard time adapting to arrow keys for movement.
GOG is amazing. It'll probably never be as popular as steam is though, unfortunately. They actually make old games compatible with newer operating systems.
I'm a bit supportive of Origin because of stuff like this.. Since Origin came along Steam has released a lot of new features. (e.g. Big picture and the community redesign) Hopefully they'll eventually get to the point where they make sure games work on a wide variety of computers.I wouldn't have much hope in them at this point. I don't even want to know what Origin can do to me if I have problems with Steam.
Origin is alright. The Origin client feels a lot smoother than Steams, but I'm not sure if they release buggy games or not. I've only gotten one game on Origin, and I only have it because they gave anybody that used a promotional code $20 to buy any game they want.
It sucks for me to do it right now but I've had enough grief from them. I only wish someone could do a deal with me so that they take my account and I'll get something in return. It would be bad to let this account rot away when someone else would have a lot more use with it.
I don't go there often so I'm not sure how people would respond.. but you could try /v/. You could probably find somebody willing to buy it there.
I only speak to a maximum of two people right now. For Coop, I may just PM him from now on but my friend who uses Steam a lot, half the time he doesn't even respond to my messages so I wonder if there's any point in even using Steam for IM now. There's still Facebook for him to use the chat feature to talk to me.
I speak to 20+ people on Steam on a regular basis.. Only about 4 of which I have added on something else. I'd have to stop talking to a lot of people if I stopped using steam.
I honestly want to slap the face of whoever thought of the idea of GFWL. This really is the bane of PC gaming and if shit like this continues, then I can see PC gaming dying out fast.
Microsoft makes so much money off each Xbox game sale and from Xbox live subscriptions.. I think Microsoft gets a cut of every GFWL game sold, but none from non-GFWL games. They just want more money.
At 10/15/12 05:02 PM, Odyssic wrote:
At 10/14/12 10:22 AM, Bahamut wrote:
I've got examples above. I could probably go through my games library and point out more games that find themselves to be broken from the very start.This could happen on any platform though, I'd say Steam needs more play testers (there is also the possiblity that the game did work at one point during a testing but it could be broke when it was going live on Steam) but it is mostly the development studio who should be doing that.
There could be reasons why it is broken, but I haven't looked. I will continue to use Steam though because I simply love it.
Ever game you buy on consoles will be at least somewhat playable. That's a guarantee. (Unless it gets scratched up or something, of course)
There are some games that are buggy as hell, but you'll always be able to at least play some of them. PC gaming unfortunately has some flaws, like that games some times might not work at all.