Jul
31
2017
1

Secret World Legends’ Steam Launch today, Whispering Tide Event starts tomorrow.

If you have Steam, Secret World Legends is integrated into it. However, if you already have an existing Patron account for Secret World Legends, don’t link it yet.  They’re having integration issues tonight.

As for Whispering Tide: I’ve been looking forward to doing this one for a while.  When I started playing The Secret World, they had just begun to wrap up that particular event, and I missed it.  I’ve wanted to play it ever since.  Gonna be fun!

Jul
27
2017
5

Secret World Legends comes to Steam on 07/31/2017.

Secret World Legends is free-to-play, but you’ll want to subscribe. You’ll be able to play and win the game without spending a dime, mind you – but having a monthly membership gives enough benefits to be worth it, assuming of course that you like conspiracy-horror shared game with fiendishly complicated investigation missions and a cheerful willingness to throw everything into the mix.  And I do mean everything.

Here is the SWL fact sheet for navigating the Steam launch.  You may want to take a look at it.  The process might be a little… complicated.

Jun
16
2017
2

In the Steam Queue: Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Wolfenstein: The New Order just hit weekend Steam sale for ten bucks (alternatively, if you don’t have Steam Amazon is offering a physical copy for fifteen).  I don’t know if it’s going to go down even further later this summer to seven or so, but honestly fifty percent off is good enough. I probably would have picked it up at twenty except that I was reminded, gently, of the tradition of the Summer Steam Sale. It was worth waiting a week or so, really.

I assume that I should not play this around my children?

Apr
12
2017
4

Bayonetta on Steam for PC: $20. Go/No-Go?

I’ve never played it, but everybody seems to be jumping up and down and going whee.  Basic question is: I prefer RPGs, so is Bayonetta a good enough shooter that I won’t mind the lack of freeform play?  Also: do I need to go find the controller I have for the PC on this one?  I’m simply more accustomed to keyboard commands.

Jan
30
2017
4

Dragon Age: Origins on mega-Steam sale.

Don’t bother with the $4.99 version, if you haven’t played Dragon Age: Origins before: just get the Ultimate Edition for $7.49.  It’s so absolutely worth it.  I may have told this story before, but: I bought it first, and then my wife watched me play it for a bit, and then she asked if she could have her own gamesave (which of course she could), and then she got her own copy, and then we upgraded her computer so that it could play it properly, and it turned out that naturally my machine needed upgrading… seriously, it was addictive. My wife compared it to ‘a mediocre tabletop RPG campaign,’ which is actually an amazing compliment.  Getting a computer to fake it that well is no easy task.

Check it out.

Via

Aug
05
2016
5

Hey, there’s a Bethesda sale going on over at Steam.

40% off a bunch of titles, including Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.  I’ve been meaning to grab both, so: cool. The sale’s also happening on Amazon, so feel free to click those links. Also: if you haven’t grabbed Skyrim yet, twenty-five bucks for the whole shebang is frankly a steal.

May
14
2016
11

I am ready to declare kanly upon Steam.

It’s really, really simple. My kid plays all the LEGO games. I don’t. They’re on my Steam account. All I want to do is transfer them somehow so that my kid can play them without booting me off of the network when I’m trying to play Fallout 4 in peace and quiet. But I can’t set up a kid account, and I apparently can’t transfer the games out of my account, and I don’t want to spend two hundred bucks to put those games on a new Steam account for my child, and the forums are full of people who have been snarling about this for going on half a decade.

So. I guess it’s gonna be kanly, then? I’d much rather that it wasn’t…

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Aug
23
2013
1

Steam, what did you *think* was going to happen?

The Witcher was a popular game. You took the latest version – the one that had the graphics cleaned up, new-to-North America content, all the bugs repaired, the inventory fixed, and two new adventures added – and then offered it for sale for two dollars and forty nine cents.

Of course everybody in the universe bought a copy. Isn’t this kind of impulse buying part of your business model?

GET SOME MORE GORAM CD KEYS.

Geez.

Moe Lane

Aug
23
2013
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Computer is sloooooooooow…

…I suspect because of the Witcher downloads (75% really is a steal on Steam: they punched up the graphics on the first one wicked fierce), although I may just be having a slow net connection tonight.

Sep
25
2011
5

Help. KOTOR is eating my brain.

And let me tell you: playing it after playing KOTOR 2 is hurting my brain.  Was the sequel as gleeful as the original at trying to send your character spiraling inward to the Dark Side, and I just don’t remember? – because Knights of the Old Republic seems pretty damned determined to bring me down.  And I understand that it gets worse as you go on.

Fun game, though.

Sep
23
2011
7

So… this ‘Steam’ thing.

Is it useful?  I note that it seems to have the first Knights of the Old Republic on it; my existing copy doesn’t work on the latest version of Windows.  Does Steam address that problem with its electronic downloads?

Also: I have actually received a complaint that my personal PayPal donation button is too hard to find.  Far be it from me to keep people from keeping me in geekstuff: it’s now on the sidebar, above the Attackwatch report button. And also below:

May
11
2010
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“Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.”

Odd, how nobody ever sings or hears the ‘Kiss Him’ part.


Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye, Steam

…that second link is to an account of one of the odder one-hit wonders in the world, by the way. Shoot, they’re probably still getting royalties for that one.

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