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    Certainly the former, but that doesn't mean Steam...

    Certainly the former, but that doesn't mean Steam isn't already evil.

    edit: and also pretty much everything RobF said.
  2. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: You should still be able to get XCOM for free by...

    You should still be able to get XCOM for free by jumping through GMG's hoops: https://goldenjoysticks.greenmangaming.com/
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    Agreed. Up until the final few hours, most of my...

    Agreed. Up until the final few hours, most of my complaints with the game were technical (mainly around the camera, input lag/queuing, and targeting). The final bosses though...ugh. Such wasted...
  4. The changes seem primarily targeted at raising...

    The changes seem primarily targeted at raising the skill floor rather than lowering the skill ceiling, so I'm ok with them (though that assumes some/all of the changes will be disabled for actual...
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    Ditto the coupons. I have: - 25% Pixel Piracy...

    Ditto the coupons. I have:
    - 25% Pixel Piracy x2 (exp 4/15, non-stackable)
    - 80% Montague's Mount (exp 9/2)
    - 50 % Dream (exp 9/2)
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    There's no problem with giving them away as far...

    There's no problem with giving them away as far as forum rules are concerned. Given that Humble has integrated gifting of parts of a bundle, I don't think there's a TOS issue or the like either.
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    I thought that was because the platforming...

    I thought that was because the platforming gameplay was overly simplistic and the dialogue between the two characters incredibly grating.
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    Definitely not the first time there's been a...

    Definitely not the first time there's been a Quakecon-exclusive reveal (in fact, I think there's been at least one trailer or live gameplay demo every year).

    It usually shows up at the next game...
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    Sticky: It is/was 1 per IP, so that helped a bit early on.

    It is/was 1 per IP, so that helped a bit early on.
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    More likely that they (or whatever appliance they...

    More likely that they (or whatever appliance they may be using to terminate their SSL connections) were using an older version of OpenSSL (the 0.9.8 branch is still supported). You can get the kind...
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    You're not giving Steamgifts any sensitive...

    You're not giving Steamgifts any sensitive information, only Steam (which is why the site sends you to Steam's login and doesn't capture login information itself). Once you login on Steam, Steam...
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    Assuming you buy in relative bulk to combat...

    Assuming you buy in relative bulk to combat Paypal fees (or just use Bitcoin), you save roughly $0.30/key by using cash rather than buying from the Steam market. But I agree, you can't understate the...
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    Most game coupons are rather worthless, but...

    Most game coupons are rather worthless, but they're tradable.

    Some other resources you'll find useful if you decide to start trading:


    http://www.steamprices.com/ -Check for regional and...
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    Sticky: The text is poorly phrased, but it does actually...

    The text is poorly phrased, but it does actually give you Zeno Clash and the coupon (assuming Reddit is to be believed). Unfortunately that means you can't redeem the key just for the coupon if you...
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    Sticky: Alienware is giving away Zeno Clash + a coupon...

    Alienware is giving away Zeno Clash + a coupon for Zeno Clash 2: https://na.alienwarearena.com/deal/33-off-zeno-clash-2-and-free-copy-of-the-original-zeno-clash
  16. Sorry, only took a cursory glance at first. The...

    Sorry, only took a cursory glance at first. The data is paginated and it looks like the query interface is at http://steamcommunity.com/market/myhistory/render/?query. Something like...
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    If you're logged in on your browser, you should be able to see your market history as JSON using http://steamcommunity.com/market/myhistory
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    Differentiation was easy in 1.x and CS:S, but the...

    Differentiation was easy in 1.x and CS:S, but the models and the maps (via clutter and fog) in CS:GO make it much more difficult IMO; "_se" maps fix the issue for the most part. I don't think we'll...
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    Right now the skins are limited to weapons, so...

    Right now the skins are limited to weapons, so that's not really a concern. Pretty much all of the weapons should be instantly recognizable based on shape and sound.

    I do think they're hideous...
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    It doesn't do that for bundles.

    It doesn't do that for bundles.
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    Occasionally, some keys will become invalid and...

    Occasionally, some keys will become invalid and Steam will tell you so, but they won't automatically become activated. You might be able to resolve it by going through whoever sold you the key.
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    That's not a bad idea in general. I usually use...

    That's not a bad idea in general. I usually use private links to share giveaways across multiple groups, but that should be "good enough" for RPS "private" giveaways.



    I know it's possible...
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    I don't know if you caught my edit, but that...

    I don't know if you caught my edit, but that clause is why I said "explicitly". Thanks for pointing it out anyway -- I missed it on my first read and I'm sure others did as well.

    Another...
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    That's an odd assertion by their KB that doesn't...

    That's an odd assertion by their KB that doesn't seem to actually be backed up by the SSA.

    edit: At least explicitly. As I said earlier, there's enough leeway in the SSA to let them basically do...
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    I completely agree that the US needs stronger...

    I completely agree that the US needs stronger consumer protections (and with most of the rest of what you wrote).



    Even in the "selling gifts outside of Steam" situation, it's not so much...
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