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#2202 May 18 2013 at 8:39 AM Rating: Good
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My suggestion for the Metro games (and STALKER, for that matter) is to play with Russian audio, and English subtitles.
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Looping "Get out of here, Stalker!" might be less annoying in a language I don't understand.

Yes, I have patches/mods that do away with that anyway
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#2204 May 18 2013 at 11:53 AM Rating: Good
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Wait, I thought the season pass included ALL DLC? Isn't that the point of a season pass?


The season pass only covers the first 4 expansions. All characters and costume DLC are sold separately from the season pass.
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#2205 May 18 2013 at 10:41 PM Rating: Good
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Hmm Was checking in to see if any new May-hem deals on Amazon. Saw
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  • Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
  • Sonic 3 & Knuckles
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic Adventure DX
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic Generations Casino Night DLC
  • Sonic Generations
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1
  • Sonic the Hedgehog


Isnt All star Racing New? if it is thats a pretty good package. I don't really care for thall the Old probably emulated better Genesis Sonics. But the rest would be nice to have.

Edit: Nvm the pack is only semi ok, The new racing game is Sonic and All Stars Racing transformed, that sucks :s

Edited, May 18th 2013 11:44pm by BeanX
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#2206 May 18 2013 at 11:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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Rome: Total War Gold Ed. is 99¢ with coupon code ROME-DYPR-XJSJ-MGBT from Gamestop/Impulse. Steam activated.
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#2207 May 18 2013 at 11:33 PM Rating: Good
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Rome: Total War Gold Ed. is 99¢ with coupon code ROME-DYPR-XJSJ-MGBT from Gamestop/Impulse. Steam activated.


SOLD!


Edit: and I forgot how much i HATE GS client, why cant they just send the **** key in the email -.-

Edited, May 19th 2013 12:38am by BeanX
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#2208 May 19 2013 at 2:22 AM Rating: Good
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I bought BL2 even though I still suck at/dislike shooting games. /masochism

A friend told me it has girlfriend mode though. I am hoping that makes it easy enough to enjoy. If not, oh well. I downloaded the demo of blood dragon and I loved the music etc, but as soon as people started shooting at me in earnest I panicked and died. Then I had a sad.
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#2209 May 19 2013 at 4:29 AM Rating: Good
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Olorinus the Ludicrous wrote:
I bought BL2 even though I still suck at/dislike shooting games. /masochism

A friend told me it has girlfriend mode though. I am hoping that makes it easy enough to enjoy. If not, oh well. I downloaded the demo of blood dragon and I loved the music etc, but as soon as people started shooting at me in earnest I panicked and died. Then I had a sad.


You can really hate yourself they have Crazy Action Pack for 9.99. Borderlands GOTY, Darkness 2, and Duke Nukem Forever. There is some good /masochism :)
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#2210 May 19 2013 at 5:30 AM Rating: Good
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Duke Nukem Forever? DEFINITELY good masochism.
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#2211 May 19 2013 at 6:36 AM Rating: Good
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Yep its a Shooter AND a groan worthy bad game :) Hes the one bringing up his ********* ways.
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#2212 May 19 2013 at 7:04 AM Rating: Good
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Olorinus the Ludicrous wrote:
I bought BL2 even though I still suck at/dislike shooting games. /masochism

A friend told me it has girlfriend mode though. I am hoping that makes it easy enough to enjoy. If not, oh well. I downloaded the demo of blood dragon and I loved the music etc, but as soon as people started shooting at me in earnest I panicked and died. Then I had a sad.


You friend misinformed you, there is no girlfriend mode for the main game. What he's talking about is the BFF skill tree for the Mechomancer DLC character, which is literally designed to make a non-FPS player not suck while playing the game. Everything else is standard FPS fair.
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#2213 May 19 2013 at 7:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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Bioshock Infinite is on sale at Amazon for $35 which would be its best price since pre-order deals.

Edited, May 19th 2013 8:12am by Jophiel
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#2214 May 19 2013 at 7:25 AM Rating: Good
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Olorinus the Ludicrous wrote:
I bought BL2 even though I still suck at/dislike shooting games. /masochism

A friend told me it has girlfriend mode though. I am hoping that makes it easy enough to enjoy. If not, oh well. I downloaded the demo of blood dragon and I loved the music etc, but as soon as people started shooting at me in earnest I panicked and died. Then I had a sad.
As far as I know (from what I remember), 'Girlfriend Mode' is the Mechromancer character (which you'd have to pay extra for). You can pretty much spec her out so her brobot does most of the work for you. That said, Siren and Soldier are probably the two easiest base classes to play. Anyway, the initial playthrough of the story shouldn't be too bad. The difficulty ramps up a bit the second run.
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Oh, also, for those BL2 players, here is a list of the active Golden Key codes.
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Crysis is today's final GamersGate EA franchise deal. I can pick up Crysis 3 for $28 if anyone is interested. Too rich for my blood since I haven't touched the franchise besides 15 minutes worth of Crysis but just letting you know.
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#2217 May 19 2013 at 8:19 AM Rating: Good
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Oh, also, for those BL2 players, here is a list of the active Golden Key codes.


For those that have bad luck in looting good weapons I recommend using the "profile.bin" trick under the Working Cheats section of the page. You won't get Legendaries, but the guns are decent for your current level.
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#2218 May 19 2013 at 11:17 AM Rating: Good
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So I probably got ripped off but: Remember I was selling my PS3 and some guy bought just the Console and Controllers for 150, well on a whim I gave my local Gamestop a call, the manager is one of my best friends cousin who I hung out with growing up. Anyway I decided to see what my games were worth trade in, came to like 75 bucks, not bad, but then he told me if I was trading in towards a used game I can get a 30% increase, and I borrowed my friends card for another 10% increase. Im not sure the exact numbers but it came out to 105.53. The game I traded in towards to increase my trade in value? Guitar Hero: Legends of Rock for 89 cents ! (Then I proceeded to trade it back in for 25 cents XD)

So I bought SC2 Expansion, 60 dollars in Steam Wallet, and a 5 dollar LoL starter card.

So overall while I didnt get cash like I wanted I found this to be acceptable. Blizzard Stuff rarely goes on sale, unless its through their own store, and while Steam doesnt have any great deals anymore, my account is now ready for Summer sales !

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#2219 May 19 2013 at 11:41 AM Rating: Good
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I have not bought Bioshock: Infinite yet, but I plan to buy it before the end of summer.

I know it's on sale now for $35, do we think the summer Steam sale will be able to at least match this? I know I've been disappointed the last few years...
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I think it's likely that someone will match it. Might be Amazon again or Steam or someone else but I'd be surprised not to see it again for that price.
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#2221 May 19 2013 at 1:23 PM Rating: Good
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Spoonless wrote:
Olorinus the Ludicrous wrote:
I bought BL2 even though I still suck at/dislike shooting games. /masochism

A friend told me it has girlfriend mode though. I am hoping that makes it easy enough to enjoy. If not, oh well. I downloaded the demo of blood dragon and I loved the music etc, but as soon as people started shooting at me in earnest I panicked and died. Then I had a sad.
As far as I know (from what I remember), 'Girlfriend Mode' is the Mechromancer character (which you'd have to pay extra for). You can pretty much spec her out so her brobot does most of the work for you. That said, Siren and Soldier are probably the two easiest base classes to play. Anyway, the initial playthrough of the story shouldn't be too bad. The difficulty ramps up a bit the second run.


Yeah, they lied. Thankfully, I wanted to play the Mech class anyway and rolled my char as one not even knowing it was the "girlfriend mode" character. So when can I actually get some skills? I'm level 4 and I still have no skill points.

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Oh, also, for those BL2 players, here is a list of the active Golden Key codes.


What's this and how do I abuse it? I just want to play the game as faceroll as possible. I figure if I -have fun- playing a FPS style game, I might actually accidentally get a little better at it. I've already stopped just letting those monsters throw rocks at me without dodging out of the way - I figure that's an improvement... ha ha ha

Edited, May 19th 2013 12:25pm by Olorinus
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Rome: Total War Gold Ed. is 99¢ with coupon code ROME-DYPR-XJSJ-MGBT from Gamestop/Impulse. Steam activated.

How ******* slow is Gamestop. I ordered this hours ago, and it still says "pending process"?
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Probably waiting on keys.
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I just called them, they said it takes up to 24 hours for their process. Pretty bad for a digital distribution service. Even Origin doesn't suck this bad.

Edited, May 19th 2013 5:18pm by Kastigir
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It only cost me $0.98 Apparently they had a $0.61 promotional discount ontop of the 9.00 discount to cover the sales tax, which only came out to $0.60.

Oh, and "up to 24 hours" is probably just their little caveat to cover hiccups like is happening now with your order, so you don't keep calling and bugging them. I'm sure it's usually instantaneous.

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Ya, I got my code in the time it took me to download and install gamestop's client.

Edited, May 19th 2013 5:28pm by TirithRR
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I just called them, they said it takes up to 24 hours for their process. Pretty bad for a digital distribution service. Even Origin doesn't suck this bad.


Could be worse they could have 10 dollars of yours, they are probably out of keys because its a dollar, therefore everyone and there mother is trying to get it.

Speaking of pending orders, and idiot companies. I looked at my GamerGate ticket submitted on the 9th. Its finally being looked at Monday. Anyone wanna take odds on them "refunding" the 10 dollars and trying to put it back on a closed card? After I messaged them like 4 times I would rather have the blue coins added to my account or the 10k Blue coins giftable as I originally ordered. Smiley: oyvey
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#2227 May 19 2013 at 3:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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I would have guessed the opposite, you wanting "cash" and them wanting to give blue coins. After all, blue coins means they still get your ten bucks.
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Olorinus the Ludicrous wrote:
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I bought BL2 even though I still suck at/dislike shooting games. /masochism

A friend told me it has girlfriend mode though. I am hoping that makes it easy enough to enjoy. If not, oh well. I downloaded the demo of blood dragon and I loved the music etc, but as soon as people started shooting at me in earnest I panicked and died. Then I had a sad.
As far as I know (from what I remember), 'Girlfriend Mode' is the Mechromancer character (which you'd have to pay extra for). You can pretty much spec her out so her brobot does most of the work for you. That said, Siren and Soldier are probably the two easiest base classes to play. Anyway, the initial playthrough of the story shouldn't be too bad. The difficulty ramps up a bit the second run.


Yeah, they lied. Thankfully, I wanted to play the Mech class anyway and rolled my char as one not even knowing it was the "girlfriend mode" character. So when can I actually get some skills? I'm level 4 and I still have no skill points.


Level 5.

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Oh, also, for those BL2 players, here is a list of the active Golden Key codes.


What's this and how do I abuse it? I just want to play the game as faceroll as possible. I figure if I -have fun- playing a FPS style game, I might actually accidentally get a little better at it. I've already stopped just letting those monsters throw rocks at me without dodging out of the way - I figure that's an improvement... ha ha ha


Edited, May 19th 2013 12:25pm by Olorinus


Main menu under the "Shift Code" submenu. Sign up for Shift, then enter in the codes on the code entering screen.


Edited, May 19th 2013 6:10pm by Shaowstrike
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Free keys for Penny Arcade's On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3

While supplies last, I assume.
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#2230 May 20 2013 at 11:22 AM Rating: Good
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Works when I hit it. Temporary outage?
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Must have been initial shock or something. Now it works. Wonky internets is wonky.
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Anyone else getting the ending string of captcha requests?
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I did for a minute, but then I realized it never goes away, just the code appears above it for some reason. For people that have been doing the web thing for so long, that's really bad design.
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I did (and even after reading gaxes post), it took about 5 entries for me to see a code.

Looks like a game I will try the next time the internet is out. I do love rpg's.
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First code I got was already used. Real crackerjack operation they got going here. Smiley: oyvey
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Yeah, took me like 5 times to get a code, it worked in steam fine. First time I opened the site had the unavailable page was there, had to refresh it to get the page to load.

Some funky coding going on there.

Now I need to keep an eye out for Episode one and 2 to go on sale :s So i can play the trilogy

Edited, May 20th 2013 1:40pm by BeanX
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Gamersgate has a few deals.
Monday: Giana Sisters 66% off 5.10 (No Uk BC discounts)

Neverwinter Nights packs are the weekly sales:
Neverwinter 2 5.99
Neverwinter Complete 10.99
Neverwinter Nights Diamond 2.99

Dungeonland 50% off 5.00, 14.99 for a 4 pack

Im interested in Dungeonland, would anyone want to go 4 way in. We could ask Joph for his super secret 20% off sauce, each get a copy for 3 dollars even.



PS; They FINALLY got back to me, hopefully my crap with them gets settled soon. I tried not to be to rude, and I mentioned it would be nice for them to compensate me for waiting 11 days to take care of my order.

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Haha, someone else who reflexively checks the GG UK site these days.

And I have no issue using my 20% if anyone wants in on a 4-pack or whatever.

Edited, May 20th 2013 2:51pm by Jophiel
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They're jamming up my Steam inventory with more Dota 2 Keys, Someone take them please!
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#2241 May 20 2013 at 4:40 PM Rating: Good
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They're jamming up my Steam inventory with more Dota 2 Keys, Someone take them please!


Can't you give them to those DOTA2 Key Bots?
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can you actually play with the key or is just for some limited mode?
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can you actually play with the key or is just for some limited mode?


Far as I know, it's the full version. I got a key from one of those "pm me" bots. Played through the first tutorial I think. Haven't gone any further.

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Its the full game. All characters are unlocked the whole nine yards.Honestly by now it should be in Open beta and it practically is but they still spam Beta Keys to people with Dota2 already .

Also how do i give it to bots ?

(Edit: Yes Im to lazy to google it myself because you teased it, so you should deliver!)

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Also how do i give it to bots ?


Make sure you're not using a firewall. You can't give it to them if you are using protection.
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Its the full game. All characters are unlocked the whole nine yards.Honestly by now it should be in Open beta and it practically is but they still spam Beta Keys to people with Dota2 already .

Also how do i give it to bots ?

(Edit: Yes Im to lazy to google it myself because you teased it, so you should deliver!)

Edited, May 20th 2013 6:09pm by BeanX


This was the first hit.

Basically, just friend request the bot, trade request the bot, put the keys in it and press accept. It unfriends you in the end. Dota 2 Dispenser is it's name. I can't remember exactly which one I hit up to get mine.

I'm curious how many people have keys total and how many actually paid for them. Seems like there are a LOT of free keys floating out there.
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Ty I traded most of them away, kept a few just in case.
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So, I just bought Blood Dragon off Ebay for 4.50 (1 Key Left)

Already got it

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By the way I want to try Anno 2070 so if anyone sees it on sale anywhere poke me with a stick.

Also I have waaaay to many DOTA 2 keys now as well.

Also now that I can sort of aim a gun in a video game (been playing borderlands all day yesterday and today) I am thinking I might want to use that copy of Mass Effect 2 I have kicking around. But that would mean origin. I am so torn. I did so good not signing up for it. Do I need to play 1 to enjoy 2?

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O.K., thanks to you folks, BL2 is in the can. Got it this weekend and it is now que'd up for action.

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Also now that I can sort of aim a gun in a video game (been playing borderlands all day yesterday and today) I am thinking I might want to use that copy of Mass Effect 2 I have kicking around. But that would mean origin. I am so torn. I did so good not signing up for it. Do I need to play 1 to enjoy 2?
I did not play ME1 and I thoroughly enjoyed ME2. But, I don't know what I missed, so keep that in mind. At the time I purchased ME2 I asked the same question and was told, I think it was by Digg, that it was not necessary to play 1 before 2.


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The games are decently designed to allow you to start the series at any point.

I'm trying to figure out how to say this and be as spoiler-free as possible, but:

The first game has you hunting down a rogue agent. This mission exposes you to the big bad of the series, but has a strong focus on your mission.

The second game has you investigating why human colonies keep disappearing. In that process, you learn more about the big bad, and their threat is tangibly increased. But you still have the more pressing mission of disappearing colonies.

The third game is when the big bad is finally an imminent threat, and Shepard has to deal with that.

Mass Effect 2 and 3 have combat systems that are very similar, but a fair bit different from ME1 (at least in experience of them). Mass Effect 2's main cast is largely independent from ME1, and the only returning crew members are ones that were actually optional in ME1, so it's not an issue that you don't really know them. If you don't transfer an earlier save, THEY won't be close to your Shepard (more like: "Oh hey, yeah, we met when you were tracking down that guy" than "BEST FRIEND!")

So it's not really a jarring transition.

As for 2 to 3, you can absolutely start with 3. But it's kind of like starting with Return of the King. I mean, yeah, you'll get what's going on. And they'll give you enough info you'll get it well enough. But you won't really understand. They actually added one companion in ME3 specifically to help new players get into the game, because he's new to the squad. So the party banter is primarily about giving him a history lesson in the form of them telling him war stories. And he'll ask for information in conversations that he wouldn't have known.

So yeah. Like any series, the latter entries are better if you played the earlier ones. But they do a very good job of making them accessible, in my opinion. The worst part is that you don't get the effect of the cameos and returning characters.

I should also note that the game defaults to primarily Renegade ("bad") for discussing any past events. So if you want to play Paragon ("good"), you'll still have to deal with the ramifications of some significant past Renegade choices.
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lolgaxe wrote:
Never underestimate the healing power of a massive dong.
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