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Wow really? I just got the Crysis pack since I haven't really played Crysis before. What in the hay are these Steam cards and why would anyone want one?

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Wow really? I just got the Crysis pack since I haven't really played Crysis before. What in the hay are these Steam cards and why would anyone want one?
They are collectibles AND you can sell them. Most cards can be sold for about .40 cents but special ones can be worth more..

Basically, Valve making money.

Valve has a dedicated fanbase who loves them and has a near monopoly on the distribution, and sale of PC Games.

Why not make another 'market' that plays on users wants of collectibility and consumerism?

What Crysis pack? All I see is Crysis 2 Maximum Edition.

What was the better game? Crysis 3 edges Crysis 2 out with better enviroments, story, and facial animations. It's a lot less linear in terms of maps, and how you kill the enemy.
Edited by bowei006 - 7/16/13 at 1:59pm
post #83043 of 156213
Good god how disgustingly capitalistic Steam is actually dominating the PC* game digital front. Too bad on consoles that would be so hard to do since consoles are not "open" compared to the PC* front. I have to say that while Steam is convenient, I'm more and more disliking it for the fact that licensing deals for regions would mean that some games that I bought while I was in Russia can't be played/installed outside of it. I haven't had this happened yet, since back when I still go back and forth between Russia and Home, I don't have any games that restricted yet. Now I have the "privilege" of seeing that happen later this year in Witcher 2 Complete edition and Torchlight 2, and a few other games that I don't remember...

*PC of course is political correctness**
**this is of course a lame attempt at a joke, and PC in this case, for simplification, includes MacOS X and Linux, however small the marketshare for both of them is.
post #83044 of 156213
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Wow really? I just got the Crysis pack since I haven't really played Crysis before. What in the hay are these Steam cards and why would anyone want one?
They are collectibles AND you can sell them. Most cards can be sold for about .40 cents but special ones can be worth more..

Basically, Valve making money.

Valve has a dedicated fanbase who loves them and has a near monopoly on the distribution, and sale of PC Games.

Why not make another 'market' that plays on users wants of collectibility and consumerism?

What Crysis pack? All I see is Crysis 2 Maximum Edition.

What was the better game? Crysis 3 edges Crysis 2 out with better enviroments, story, and facial animations. It's a lot less linear in terms of maps, and how you kill the enemy.

Ah wonderful. Another thing I won't be using in Steam. -.-

 

It has Crysis 1, Warhead, and 2 for $20.99 USD. I wish it came with the third one instead of Warhead cuz the crossbow looks fun to use, but oh well.

You have to look in the Crysis 2 Maximum Edition sale to see the collection package thing.

 

Alas. I can finally say that my computer can run Crysis! Take that you lame gamers! :3


Edited by miceblue - 7/16/13 at 2:17pm
post #83045 of 156213
Also this was once told to me:

Mukashi mukashi, there was once a man with 2 [redacted]. He had this one girl he fancies but too afraid to confess to her and shag her. Long story short, his time in this world is cut short and died and resentful man, and haunts the world. For revenge, he now goes around the world, coincidentally parallel with whatever season people get the flu, and shag in people's nostrils. That's where snot came from: a ghost's ejaculation.

#RIPsomemanga
post #83046 of 156213
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Good god how disgustingly capitalistic Steam is actually dominating the PC* game digital front. Too bad on consoles that would be so hard to do since consoles are not "open" compared to the PC* front. I have to say that while Steam is convenient, I'm more and more disliking it for the fact that licensing deals for regions would mean that some games that I bought while I was in Russia can't be played/installed outside of it. I haven't had this happened yet, since back when I still go back and forth between Russia and Home, I don't have any games that restricted yet. Now I have the "privilege" of seeing that happen later this year in Witcher 2 Complete edition and Torchlight 2, and a few other games that I don't remember...

*PC of course is political correctness**
**this is of course a lame attempt at a joke, and PC in this case, for simplification, includes MacOS X and Linux, however small the marketshare for both of them is.

I wouldn't say it is disgusting. I do not think Valve is free of its own share of domineering and bad parts of it. Their client and process still has some unsightly bugs and problems with it.

The mass majority of online games sold by Amazon, GMG, and other retailers are Steam Keys so yeah. They pretty much have a near monopoly. The very few direct instal games are oldies sold by Amazon, and EA's Origin and Gamefly's own distro client does not have the clientel that Steam does. So yeah, domineering.

HOWEVER, while they are a monopoly in a sense. They are an enlightened one. They know that if they start pulling a retro Microsoft move of using prices and what not to their advantage, that they will be shot down the hell hole. Why? Because their main clients ARE the ones that post sensationalism, the ones online spreading news on social media, and know what the hell they want.

For the most part, Steam has been pretty docile and letting us get our stuff. However, Steam is not very competetive in pricing of course. They don't need to be, keeping the full slightly discounted prices of games with pretty crappy sales every day(besides the winter or summer sales) is enough to get lots of money without hate. They aren't raising prices on games, they just aren't lowering them typically.

The mass majority of my Steam games were not bought through Steam directly, because their sales throughout the year besides the big ones suck and feature the general discounted retail price

That actually(region) is not at the fault of Valve I believe. I do not have eyes that see everything, but its usually companies in select countries that impose 'new' lisencing options for select games. Poland is one that generally gets brought up as one that has companies lisencing and region locking specific games making them un buyable.

This 'open' PC world also thus has its limitations as the set in stone policies are NOT created by one company but many using world laws to do whatever they want. Consoles, such as Sony and Microsoft however can say(and did) say no region locking and every game abides. (lisencing companies in select countries will still have the ability to be the only seller of the game in that region, but you can just purchase a game elsewhere then)

If you haven't played the Witcher 2 yet, that should be high up on the list smily_headphones1.gif
post #83047 of 156213
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Ah wonderful. Another thing I won't be using in Steam. -.-

It has Crysis 1, Warhead, and 2 for $20.99 USD. I wish it came with the third one instead of Warhead cuz the crossbow looks fun to use, but oh well.
You have to look in the Crysis 2 Maximum Edition sale to see the collection package thing.



Alas. I can finally say that my computer can run Crysis! Take that you lame gamers! :3

Crysis 3 is actually a pretty good game gameplay and story wise. Nothing tremendous, but its satisfying. The MP mode is actually REALLY popular and quite fun.

It also (arguably, but hard to argue) at the moment is the best graphical game in the entire world to date.

However Crysis 1 (I bought for $1 (but on Origin) half a year ago) with its modifications has so much more real life fidelity to it.

Look into Crysis 1 mods. They will work with the game. You need a REALLY good rig to run Crysis 1 with RES, TEX, etc mods. Obviously, it only makes the world and its textures, colors and everything feel real but it does have limitations as its using a game engine from 2005.

It's absolutely real, in game, and Crysis 1. But it is really really hard to run. Due to it being in-efficent. Not as efficent game engine, ineficcent addition of textures, resolution packs and what not. So yeah, keep in mind that that video shows footage of a game developed in 2005 and released in 2006. Obviously its mod packs...but still.

This is what you get when you get a game from a company specializing and focusing on High-End PC's to run their games.
post #83048 of 156213
Disgusting in the fact that they are even more patient to corner the market not by brute force and quick profit, and weave and infect into people's hearts and make them into fanboys that usually will defend them. Sure, what Steam does is way less malicious if taken at shock value. But I fear those kinds more than EA, MS, etc.
post #83049 of 156213
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Disgusting in the fact that they are even more patient to corner the market not by brute force and quick profit, and weave and infect into people's hearts and make them into fanboys that usually will defend them. Sure, what Steam does is way less malicious if taken at shock value. But I fear those kinds more than EA, MS, etc.
I had to unsubscribe from /r/gaming due to how much Valve fanboys were in there. Even when EA's Origin was doing the same thing Steam did as it began and was improving and learning. They just kept on ripping it. And oh gosh the irony when they ripped problems with Origin that Steam also had (tied games to an account)

You fear the subtle beasts waiting to grab you in and disapear? biggrin.gif

I take Valve at face value, I don't actually love any of the games they have ever made.

HL2 was fun and so is CS:GO. But they aren't uber games.

But in the end, using Steam is still quite convenient and collecting stuff is a bit fun.

Getting Achievements for games you bought, seeing what other people are playing is a nice not forced social media function that Steam incorporates that doesn't get in your face. I like that.
post #83050 of 156213
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Ah wonderful. Another thing I won't be using in Steam. -.-

It has Crysis 1, Warhead, and 2 for $20.99 USD. I wish it came with the third one instead of Warhead cuz the crossbow looks fun to use, but oh well.
You have to look in the Crysis 2 Maximum Edition sale to see the collection package thing.



Alas. I can finally say that my computer can run Crysis! Take that you lame gamers! :3

Crysis 3 is actually a pretty good game gameplay and story wise. Nothing tremendous, but its satisfying. The MP mode is actually REALLY popular and quite fun.

It also (arguably, but hard to argue) at the moment is the best graphical game in the entire world to date.

However Crysis 1 (I bought for $1 (but on Origin) half a year ago) with its modifications has so much more real life fidelity to it.

Look into Crysis 1 mods. They will work with the game. You need a REALLY good rig to run Crysis 1 with RES, TEX, etc mods. Obviously, it only makes the world and its textures, colors and everything feel real but it does have limitations as its using a game engine from 2005.

It's absolutely real, in game, and Crysis 1. But it is really really hard to run. Due to it being in-efficent. Not as efficent game engine, ineficcent addition of textures, resolution packs and what not. So yeah, keep in mind that that video shows footage of a game developed in 2005 and released in 2006. Obviously its mod packs...but still.

This is what you get when you get a game from a company specializing and focusing on High-End PC's to run their games.

Yeah, Crysis 1 had all of those crazy texture mods. Supah realistic grafikz! :DD

 

I've seen a walkthrough of Crysis 3 and it didn't look half bad.

 

 

Speaking of Crysis/cells, culturing cells is hard work. My senior project is going to be a first attempt at using a 384-well culturing dish to do stuff and these easy-to-grow [relative to stem cells] cells are a pain to culture. So time-consuming. >.>

post #83051 of 156213




Region lock for the motherf----ng win.
post #83052 of 156213
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Yeah, Crysis 1 had all of those crazy texture mods. Supah realistic grafikz! :DD

I've seen a walkthrough of Crysis 3 and it didn't look half bad.


Speaking of Crysis/cells, culturing cells is hard work. My senior project is going to be a first attempt at using a 384-well culturing dish to do stuff and these easy-to-grow [relative to stem cells] cells are a pain to culture. So time-consuming. >.>
Yeah, the realism fidelity is amazing in Crysis 1.

The mass majoirty of the realism fidelity features in modded Crysis 1 have been added to subsequent Crysis games as the tech is improving(keep in mind these mods for Crysis 1 came out years later)

But still, its not wise to add all the fidelity that the video of Crysis 1 shows as it will put a huge problem on gameplay, being able to react, and see the enemy. The arm and body movement is one of those things that Crytek or any company can easilly do. Most don't do it for a reason.
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Region lock for the motherf----ng win.
You are speaking of those games?

I believe its due to lisencing in those countries

Anyway, The Withcer 2 DOES NOT use DRM. You can probably just purchase a regular DIRECT DOWNLOAD (non steam) version from Amazon or GMG....
post #83053 of 156213
I know that you bakapanda. I'm just crossed that I have to buy it twice.
post #83054 of 156213

Crysis Warhead is superior as you have MechWarrior: Living Legends for it.

post #83055 of 156213
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I know that you bakapanda. I'm just crossed that I have to buy it twice.
The Witcher 2 has no DRM, you can just copy its files and use it anywhere. You bought the game, its yours
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